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NEWS OF NEIGHBORING
LIGHTING AND SEWERS TO BE
PASADENA COUNCIL PASSES A
Steel Bridge Across Arroyo Regarded
Favorably by Board —Mayor to
Seek Aid from Super
24 East Colorado Street.
Bunset Ma:-.i 2740. Home 268 0 .
PABADBWA. Dec. 31. —At a meeting
of the council today a resolution was
Introduced providing for an election to
vote $100,000 bonds, of which $[,0,000
are to be used for the completion ot
the municipal lighting plant and $50,
--000 for constructing an outfall sower
n" the eust fcidc.
City Attorney J. Perry Wood hu
also instructed to negotiate with Judge
II \V. o'Mulveney to pass on the legal
ity of the proceedings and the bonds
after they are voted.
The council looks favorably upon
the city engineer's project to build a
: t. , 1 I.ridge across the arroyo at Linda
Vista and the mayor was delegated
with authority to confer with the
supervisors in soliciting aid from the
county. The estimated cost of the
bridge Is »IJ,OOO.
The council proposes to engage in me
municipal street sprinkling business.
J. \V. Ritzmnn has been refused the
contract on the usual terms and the
city propones to purchase twelve
sprinklers and let each wagon out to a
driver with horses. By this method
the councilmen think there will be
more competition and the cost of
sprinkling maetrlally reduced.
The ordinance barring certain stock and
grain brokerage operations was adopted,
although Councilman C'randall declared
It cannot be enforced. It Is intended to
shut out bucket shops.
Councilman Crandall proposes to pen
sion sick employes of the city by allow
ing their salary to continue during their
Jllness or in case of accident. The city
attorney was instructed to prepare an
ordinance and to advise as to the legality
of such n procedure.
An ordinance by which it is propesed
to bar drays and express wagons from
the business center of the elty was in
troduced, read and referred to the com
mittee of the whole. The mpasure pro
poses to prohibit that class of wagons
from ftanding on Colorado street between
Delacdy and Broadway and Raymond
avenue between Vineyard and Union, and
Fair Oaks from Union to Green.
CiTY TAX COLLECTIONS
SHOW LARGE INCREASE
Special'to Th« Herald. - '
. PASADENA, Dec. December collec
tions of city taxes are more than double
those of December last year. 'Total for
December, $83,344.66; December, 1906, $39,
570.36. Total taxes for the three months
of this year. 1168,667.36; same period last
year, $121,088.6:'. City taxes will be de
linquent after January 25.
Seven o'clock mass will be said by Rev.
; William Hughes at St. Andrew's church
tomorrow morning in honor of the new
year. At 8 o'clock Father Farrelly will
hold mass. Bishop Conaty will say mass
at' 8' o'clock at the Academy of Holy
. The Twilight club gave a dinner tonight
and the ladles of the members were spe
cial guests. Prof. Hardin spoke on
"Radium," and several readings were
given by W. A. Baldwin. Madame Bertha
Vaughan and Revel English contributed
to the music of the evening.
v The cluster lamps in the business dis
trict will be lighted with current from
the city . lighting plant tomorrow night.
A lest was made today and the machinery
of the plant proved capable of the work.
'.Building'permits issued in December
totals $49,619. Building operations for the
year figure up $1,512,730 in value. i
Chief Favour urges all who leave their
homes to see the parade tomorrow to
lock up their houses and to safely secure
their valuables, which will greally aid in
One of the wuteh parties of tonight was
that given by Rev. and Mrs. Malcolm J.
MuLeod at their home on San Pasqual
ttrc-et. it was a Scotch party and the
new year was inhered in to the music
of the bagpipe. Scotch delicacies were
A number of former college students
huvr formed a "varsity club" and will
keep a "frat" houte at 231 South Marengo
avenue. The membership consists of
Charles Parsons, the crack sprinter, El
ilriilg.- Patterson, A. L. Hawkins, Lloyd
KUliam. H. P. Thuyer, Wilbur Allen and
At the regular meeting of the VV. C. T.
V, on Thursday afternoon, 'Sabbath Ob
-1 servance" will be the subject discussed.
Mrs. Jane Marsh will lead the discussion.
Miss Edith B. Barker and George S.
■Hinckley were married ti*iS afternoon, the
ceremony being performed by Dean Nor
ton of Pomona college at the home of
the bride's parents, Prof, and Mrs. C. M.
Parker, 47t> South Los Robles avenue.
Mr. Hinokley is a civil engineer of Red
PASADENA TO ASK FOR
BIG CONVENTION IN 1909
Special to The Hsrald.
PASADENA, Dec. 31.—Pasadena will
Invite the American Society of Plumbing
Inspectors and Sanitary Engineers to
hold its annual convention of 1909 In the
A. C. Shaver, inspector of plumbing in
this city, has bcin authorized to attend
the 1908 meeting In Chicago, beginning
February 10, and to make informal ap
plication In behalf of Pasadena for the
The society Is Interested In Pasadena's
sewer farm project, and Mr. Shaver has
been asked by the Chicago committee to
present a paper on "Broad Irrigation
Disposition of Sewage as Practiced in
As the council has voted to allow him
expenses for the trip, !\lr. Shaver Is gath
ering material for the paper. A major
ity "f the members of the society are al
ready in favor of coming to Pasadena In
19(19 in order to afford them an opportun
ity to inspect the sewer farm.
Patience-When did Fosgy meet that
young man first?
Patrice—Oh, they were thrown to
gether In a hammock last summer.
Home where!—Yonkers Statesman.
SEE OLD YEAR OUT
ALL JOIN IN SERVICE WITH
Postal Changes* Go Into Effect.
Fanciers Will Enter Poultry at
Los Angeles Chutes
Special to Th« Htrald.
SOUTH PASADENA, Dec. 31.—A1l de
nominations united lure tonight In
holding watch night services In the
new Presbyterian church.
Awaiting midnight the representa
tives of the various congregations lls
|. Ned to a varied program alternating
with music, recitations and appropriate
exercises. All this took place during
the so.-ial hour.
Thin a devotional service was held,
each pastor alluding briefly 'o the les
sons or the d*ing year. Consecration
services began shortly before midnight.
Refreshments were served by the
Beginning today the postal changes
go Int.. effeot here. South Pasadena be-
DOmlng >i part of the Los Angeles sys
tem. The women employes of the of-
Bee have been notified that their ser
vices here must be dispensed with.
They will doubtless be taken care of
elsewhere. Miss Imogens Rogers, dls
patchlng clerk, is the only exception as
she is continued on the pay roll.
South Pasadena fanciers will exhibit
stock at the Poultry Breeders' associa
tion of Southern California display at
Los Angeles Chutes park. Entries
closed tonight. Ed M. Burnell, vice
president if the organization, will show
twenty-five Columbian Wyandottes.
Mrs. J. J. Wall will enter buff Orping
tons, Mrs. Y r. B. B. Smith a dozen
white Cochin ) antams and H. 11. Mum
ford twenty w.iite Plymoth Rocks.
BLUNDER IN SUPPLYING
Fire Apparatus Furnished by Bt. Louis
Firm Not of Full Capacity.
Tanks Will Be Ex.
PASADENA, Dec. 31.—A blunder has
been made In filling the contract to fur
nish the cliy of Pasadena with two
new chemical wagons for the Dakota
street and Menter street engine houses.
When the wagons arrived several days
iiK.i it was found that several parts of
the intricate machinery were missing and
they could not be put into commission
until these were supplied. These facts
were telegraphed to the company 'by
Harper & Reynolds of Los Angeles,
through which firm the contract was let.
Since then Chief unnord ieams liiat
the chamlcal tanks are of tifly gallon
capacity, when the contract specifically
calt'd for sixty-gallon tanks. As there
are two wagons and two tanks to each
the city is ehort forty-gallon capacity of
chemical fluid. •
Mayor Earli-y lays he cannot under
stand why a firm of standing would at
tempt to palm oft tanks that do not
anyways neat come up to the specifica
tions without explanation.
A member of the rfarper & Reynolds
firm examined the wagons today and both
he and Chief Clifford agree that it will
not be necessary to send tho complete
equipment back to the factory. A re
quest will be made for larger tanks,
which can be fitted In place of the small
MASONIC BODIES HOLD JOINT
PASADENA, Dec. 31.—Joint Installation
ceremonies were held at Masonic hall
last evening by Corona and Pasadena
lodges, A. F. & A. M. Over 260 Masons
were present and a banquet followed the
ceremonies. Twenty-four officers were in
stalled by L. L. Test, master of Corona
lodge. Key. S. G. Dunham was toast
master at the banquet and E. O. Nay
wKa master of ceremonies. Speakers
were Dr. Henry Sherry, Rev. Isaac Jew
ell, Judge C. J. WUlett and J. A.
T. Kuysayanagi kept his poel room
open until after midnight Saturday night
and for his non-observance of the
city ordinance he paid a fine of Jo in
police court yesterday afternoon.
Frank Schroeder, a boy living at 161
South Mentor avenue, received an air
gun as a Christmas present and wher he
discharged the weapon promiscuously
around the neighborhood the police ar
rested him. Yesterday the youth was
fined $5. The fine was suspended and the
boy warned to discard the dangerous
For the third time Earl Lyda, a-15-year
old boy, was before Judge McDonald
yesterday on a charge of violating the
curfew law. The Judge fined the youth
$5 ard told him if he could not produce
the money he must eerve five days in
Jesse Yore, W. M. McGrath, A. L.
Rutherford, R. G. Trask and W. (Bowser
, have been selected as additional special
police to assist in handling the tourna
A domestic science and sloyd room will
be opened in the old Garfleld school build
ing next Monday, when the schoola re
open. Miss Jennie Lamb will have
charge of'the work.
Negro residents wiU_observe the anni
versary of President Lincoln's emanci
pation proclamation at the Friendship
Baptist church this evening. Rev. G. N.
Bryant will be the orator of the occa
sion. A patriotic program will be ren
Col. Hlnman Rhodes, a Civil War vet
eran, died suddenly at his home, 1947 Mor
ton avenue, yesterday afternoon. He
was one of the oldest residents of the
BIRTHDAY OF VENICE
TO BE COMMEMORATED
VENICE, Dec. 31.—1n conjunction with
the Abbot Klnney company, the local
trade organization Is making elaborate
arrangements to celebrate the fourth an
niversary of the birth of Venice next
Friday. The program Includes a gather
ing In the evening at the ship hotel of
th« first residents of Venice, who will
listen to talks on the past, present and
possible future status of the gondola city.
The arrangements are in the hands of
the following committee: David Evans,
T. W. Alsbltt, C. E. Meskimen, Milton
Carlyaon, T. R. Taylor, J. <}. French,
R. A. Phillips. R. I. Blalcettoe, J. D.
Simpson, W. A. Rennie, J. Bumlller
R. A. Dallugge, C. 8. Huff and Dr. J. M.
LOS AXGELES HERALD: .WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1, 1308.
CRANK'S QEMAriD FOR
TITHES BRINGS ON SPASM
"Lewis the Light" Threatens Thomas
Beck with Physical and Mental
Distortion if Tribute Is
Sptclal to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 31.—"Lewis, the
Light," who frequently writes strange
letters to persons from whom he desires
to secure tithes, addressed 'one of hia
screeds to Thomas Beck of East Eighth
street, threatening him with bodily and
mental anguish if the tithes were not
forthcoming. As a result of his brood
ing over this letter Beck suffered an epi
leptic spasm last night and the attend
ance of a physician was necessary.
Mrs. Beck believes that the author of
the letter should be taken in hand by the
The letter read In part: "You seem to
be a good natured man. I am going to
twist your body out of shape, and your
mind with it, i that you shall not be
able to think right or be any wiser than
the heathen idolators around you. Thus
I shall be able to drag you down to
death. If you pay up you will under
stand and the evil spirit will depart. Ig
norance of the law is no excuse. It is
as easy to pay the tithe to Lewis, the
lord of the life of your body find soul, as
it is to pay the gardener. Faithfully and
llnanclally yours, LEWIS."
ATTACH "FOR MOTHER'S
SAKE" FOR OWN SAKE
Three Fair Memben of Theatrical
Company hesort to Legal Means
to Collect Overdue
Special to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 31.—Norene St.
Clair, Eva Lappln and Eva Gwynne of
tbe "For Mothers Sake." company, which
was on the boards at the Long Beach
theater last night, have brought attach
ment suits against the company and until
a late hour in the evening a deputy sher
iff from Los Angeles took charge of a
number of the company's trunks. The
matter was settled by the manager of
the show drawing an order on Rusco &
Holland of Chicago, owners of the pro
duction, for the amoitnt demanded.
There was general 111 feeling in the
company because of the fact that some
of the people had not received money
LONG BEACH TAXES OF
DECADE AGO ARE VOID
City Attorney Skinner Tell* Council
Municipality Cannot Take Advan.
tage of Assets of Pre.Dlsln.
Special to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 31.-City Attorney
Skinner today rendered an opinion re
garding the delinquent taxes carried on
fhe city* books prior to 1887, In which
he declares that such taxes are Illegal
and void, as the municipality, which dis
incorporated In that year and reincorpo
rated three years later, started out In
-jyj. w jyj a clean «late and could not ap
propriate "tho" assets of the old city.
There had been a qu ation of the legal
ity of these taxes and many who had
feared that their abstracts were imper
fect were pleased by the decision which
Skinner made known at tho council meet
200 PHONES INSTALLED
IN HOTEL VIRGINIA
LONG BEACH, Dec. Installa
tion of 200 Sunset telephones In the Hole
Virginia began today. Each phon« will
co nect with a 300-llne mahogany switch
board in the office. The system will be
operated as a private exchange. The
wires will run across Ocean avenue In a
Dr T C Donnell has been reappointed
surgeon for the Salt Lake railway. This
will be his sixth year of service in that
Superintendent Ledbetter has resigned
from his position with the Atlantic Gulf
& Pacific company, being succeeded by
W. G. Murdock, recently from ban Luis
The Long Beach Recreation company,
builders of Tarrytown theater, say they
probably will rebuild if certain conces
sions as to the lease on the property can
be secured from the Strand company,
owners of the Bite.
The funeral of Dr. Arthur E. Gresham,
who died yesterday afternoon, will ba
held at 11 o'clock Thursday morning from
St Luke's Episcopal church, Rev. W. H.
Wotten Episcopal rector at Santa Ana,
officiating. The body will be taken to
Los Angeles for cremation. The phy
sicians of this city will attend the funeral
in a body and provide a handsome floral
Tomorrow morning the driving of the
standard piling in the caisson of pier B
at the Salt Lake railway drawbridge
across the San Gabriel river will begin.
The steel hammer of the piledrlver, which
was broken recently, was replaced today
and more men will be employed tomor
Thursday night there will be a joint In
stallation of the new officers of Long
Beath lodgrf and Palos Verdes lodge, the
two Masonic blue lodges of this city. An
entertaining program will be rendered.
tonight the members of company H,
fejventh regiment, presented the farce,
"The Obstinate Family," at the Long
Beach theater. A dramatic sketch, "The
l iar , \lace," was also given. After the
pla the floor was cleared for dancing,
whi.Ui continued until the passing of the
BUILDER SELLS APARTMENT
HOUSE; OFF TO AUSTRALIA
Special to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. Sl.—The Earl, an
apartment house on the beach at the foot
of Atlantic avenue, has been sold by
David G. Earl, the builder, to Mrs. M. M.
Bailey for $10,000. Earl, accompanied by
his wlfo, will leave In a few weeks for
New South Wales, Australia, where Mr.
Enrl owns a half Interest in a rich opal
They will remain at the mine about six
MAN WHO FELL DEAD
INTO SEA UNIDENTIFIED
Special to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 31.—The man who
fell from the pier last night and was
picked up dead by youths In a rowboat
has not been Identified. His body Is at
ti.u Cleveland morgue on American ave
nua in this city. Fatty degeneration of
I In' heart caused death.
lie Is supposed to have i ii-ni«rhter In
Nevada, Mo. The words '
Mark, ,1858 Ashland avenue" were written
or. a. aerap Sf JSBP*! 1 '" hl« spectacle case.
An inquest will be held at 10 o'clock
CONFIDENT OF EAST
ONTARIO LEADERS CONFER AT
Opponents Estimate of Petition Out
Forces, 48 Per Cent, Branded aa
Ridiculous —New County
Special to The Herald.
POMONA, Doc. 31.—Several Ontario
dlvisionlsts were in conference today
In local headquaretrs with W. H.
Trultt, F. W. Balfour and J. A. Dole.
In the minds of th« Pomonans the On
tarlans established increased con
fidence In the eastern situation. For
a long time and through so many chan
nels hail emanated absurd reports as to
the death of county division, the peti
tioning out of the'entlre San Bernardi
no territory, including Uplands, Cuca
monga and Ontario, that it was impos
sible to measure anti-vcraclty by any
At last, however, the antlo realized
the damaging effect of such ridiculous
falsehood, and of late ha«« tried to at
least approach the boundaries of rea
son. But that they still are wide of
the mark is evidenced by their recent
statement that Ontario by 48 per cent
had petitioned for exclusion. Dlvls
chop off about 18 per cent, estimating
the correct number to be in the neigh
borhood of 30. And that many more
names will not be obtained they are
confident, knowing how hard and how
thoroughly the entire eastern border
has been worked by antl solicitors.
Every dlvislonist rests easy as to the
outcome of the fight. Pomona county
is talked atoout and considered in the
same light as though it already had
BICYCLE THIEF CONFESSES;
SIX MONTHS' BENTENCE
Special to The Herald.
POMONA, Dec. 31.—For the theft of
a bicycle, the property of William Dra
per, from the Polamares hotel last Fri
day, Edgar Pitcher was today sentenced
to six months at the county Jail.
Mrs. F.i E. Purley of North Park ave
nue was taken to the Pomona Valley
hospital today, suffering from typhoid
Many Pomonans are planning to at
tend the festivities at Pasadena to
morrow. Nearly twenty of the younger
folk will bicycle over and several auto
mobile parties have also been formed.
A large union watch service of all
the Protestant churches was held to
night at the First Methodist church.
The early evening was occupied with
preaching and praying and singing.
Close on 'to midnight a consecration
service took place.
At the high school auditorium a big
Christmas tree reception was given by
the scholars. The feature was the
clever impersonation of the football
men by their fellow students. The
Pomona high won the trophy offered by
the Citrus Belt league.
Dr. Roy E. Thomas and Miss Georgia!
Beaver were married this morning uL
the home of the bride's parents, 143
East Holt street. Only the immediate
relatives were present. The ring: cere
mony was pronounced by Professor D.
H. Coloord. Directly after the cere
mony the bridal party left for Phoenix,
the home of the bridegroom.
Dr. Thomas Is a member of the class
of 1903, Pomona college, and was
graduated from Rush Medical college
last March. The bride is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Seaver of this
city and a graduate of Pomona college
1904. During the last three years she
has been studying art In Los Angeles.
UNABLE TO PAY DEBT,
WOMAN IS EVICTED
Special to The Herald.
SANTA MONICA, Dec. 31.—Through
her inability to meet an Indebtedness in
curred four years ago In the construction
of her home at Sixth and Bontty streets,
Mrs. Marguerite Arnold, who was for
merly on the staff of a Chicago news
paper, was today ejected from the struc
ture. Deputy Sheriff Osterholtz of Los
Angeles, acting under an order of dis
possession Issued to H. N. Hammond of
Montana and Seventh streets, evicted
Mrs. Arnold, after tho woman had made
it necessary for him to call on the police
for assistance to break into the building.
Information from Dublin, Ireland, of
her good fortune in falling heir to JIO.OOO
left to her by an uncle who died recently
has been received by Mrs. Anne Keefe
of 309 Trollyway. The beneficiary was
one of seven sisters, each of whom, Mrs.
Keefe states, will receive $10,000. Mrs.
Keefe has been engaged as a seamstress
during her residence In this city.
Notwithstanding that he was adjudged
guilty of disturbing the peace by a jury
and was this morning fined $25 for his
offense, William Martin, a property
owner of this city, has taken steps to
cause the dismissal of Walter T. Lips
comb, by whom he was arrested, on a
charge of battery. At his Jury trial Mar
tin received little sympathy for having
received a beating at the hands of the
arresting officer, who, as the evidence
showed, had to resort to severe measures
in bringing Martin to terras.
LONG BEACH COUNCIL
SELECTS FIRE HOUSE SITE
Special to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 31.—The city coun
cil has at last decided upon a site for the
proposed new fire department building.
It will be located on the west fifty feet of
lot lli block 138, Alamitos Beach townsite.
The lot will be bought from George Colby
for $1560, $560 of which Is to be paid down,
with six and twelve months' time on the
POSTOFFICE MAY OCCUPY
WHOLE FLOOR OF BUILDING
Special to Tho Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 31.—The postofflce,
it Is said, may occupy (he entire first
floor of the" postofflce building at Second
street and American avenue. The City
National bank will move tomorrow from
its quarters in the south half of the
building, and the owners are figuring on
a proposition which Postmaster Hirsch
will submit shortly to the department.
WHEELMEN COLLIDE; ONE
IS RENDERED UNCONSCIOUS
LONG BEACH, Dec. 31.—Glenn I. Bailey
of the flre department collided with an
other bicyclist last night at Seventh
street and Elm avenue while both were
riding: at hlph speed. Bailey was knocked
senseless. He lost several teeth. Dr. W.
Harrlman Jones was called to attend
OF NEW YEAR
HEALTHY CONDITIONS WILL
FARMERS LARGELY ESCAPE LATE
Bradstreet's Review Points Out That
the World Was in 1907
Living Beyofid Its
Bradstreet's review of the business
year, with forecast, is as follows:
Nineteen hundred and seven was a year
of extremes—of excessive, apparently In
satiable, demand early—but later of dull
ness unequaled for years. Coincldently
there were three separate and distinct
declines in prices of securities inter
spersed, however, with rallies depriving
the general downward movement of the
year of its uniformity, but foreshadowing
the later quieting down of trade and in-
dustry. Accompanying and as a result of
the last great break in stock and bond
prices, there ensued a marked loss of
public confidence, suspensions of financial
Institutions, so swelling business failure
liabilities as to recall the damage of 1893,
and an acute moiu; f panic, causing a
widespread suspension of trade and in
dustry, the year closing with a degree of
pessimism as to the outlook, only to be
compared to the feeling of optimism rul
ing at its opening.
The year saw, and the markets for se
curities and commodities, reflected, many
disturbing occurrences, besides witness-
Ing the play of forces and influences hav
ing their inception in preceding years.
For one thing, it became evident that the
entire financial, commercial and
industrial—was, In 1907, living beyond its
means, and that the boasted large addi
tions to the world's stock of gold were
not sufficient to offset the destructive ef
fects of past wasteful wars, the vast loss
of property growing out of conflagrations
In 1906, and the increased expenditures of
all countries, states, municipalities and
Speculation in real estate and mining
securities put additional burdens upon
money supplies, already strained by the
necessity of providing sufficient of the
circulating medium to carry along the
unprecedented demand for all kinds of
goods selling at the highest prices In
years. In addition, the business and
financial world was called on to bear ef
fects of past shocks to confidence of In
vestors at ' home and abroad resulting
from life insurance disclosures, the rev
elations that some banking interests were
willing to deny financial accommodation
to ordinary mercantile borrowers, in
order that unreasoning speculation might
be fostered, and that proofs that laws
had been evaded by some corporations
through freight discriminations.
The railroads were among the first to
learn that short-time rotes at high rates
of Interest were a precarious dependence
for supplies of liquid capital, and attacks
upon these corporations by-leglslatures
prevented fresh borrowing, even If capital
was to be had, which was doubtful.
Government prosecutions of corporations
also hurt Investment buying of securities,
and the lack of conservatism displayed
by the federal authorities «* times when
the public mind needed reassurance and
calming were certainly not helpful. Inci
dentally some members of the banking
community, in the time of acute fear last
October, preached sanity and against the
hoarding of money, and then did what
they were Inveighing against, to the
detriment of the entire business commun
ity As one critic puts It, It was not so
much scarce money as it was 'scared
money that caused the damage in the
autumn of 1907. after the actual panic
was stayed by a few giants of finance.
Wholesale trade was large,, but retail
trade was Irregular, and crops were
The Statistical Story of 1907
Yields, from Past
1907. 1906. records. Tear
Ccrn 2,692.320.000 -11.4 8,927.416.091 MM
BTfi asss S ssa s
gr •■•'•■••• "ass m sss ss
R" ley SIWSOOO .6.4 33.630,6a2 1902
BwkwnVat I: 14,290,001) • M Z2.791.839 1806
Tot 6 cerea1.4,180.023,000 *13.8
FlaMeed • 25.851,000 t 1.0 28,478,000 1905
Potato." ..... 287 0420 M -3.2 332.530.300 1904
Hay ton. ... 63,677.000 '11.0 66,829,612 ISS9
Tobacco lbs.. 695.126.000 • 2.3 821.823.963 VM2
Tobacco, l Ig7MiOM .«. 9 21,086.038 1904
Cotton, bales. 12,000,01,0 M.I 12,000.00.1 1904
Sugar t0n.... 1.63 D.OOO • 4.6 1,470,296 1906
Hep" lbs 45.330.000 «13.7 56.000,000 1906
Values, from Past
1907 1906. records. Year
Corn ...$1,340,446,000 f14.9 $1,166,626,479 190H
Wheat" .... 664,437,000 113.0 618,372,727 19M
Oats 834,668,000 t 9.1 806,292,978 1906
Barley . 102,068,000 f37.9 74,236.997 1906
Rye ' •• 23.068,000 f17.3 2i.559.217 1891
Buckwheat . 9.975,000 H4.3 16,812,070 1867
Tot. 6 cereal 2,364.662,000 f14.4 2,006,886,799 1906
Flaneed .... 24,713,000 • 4.6 «.8B»,1M 1906
Pctutoes .... 183,880,000 M 7.1 160.521.080 1096
Hay .. 743.607,000 f25.6 692,639,671 WOG
Tobacco .... 76,231.000 f11.7 65.232.647 1906
Bloc 16,081,000 • .2 U,UI,tM 1906
Cotton 650,000,000 • 9.3 716,352,000 .1906
Val. all farm
products.... 17.412,000,000 fIO.O 6,794.000,000 1906
Finance and Industry
Valueß, from Past.
1907. 1906. records. Year
$144,200,000,000 • 9.0 »158,523,847,914 1906
Imports, merchandise, estimated —
$1,430,884,000 t 8.0 11,320.609,260 1906
Exports, merchandise, estimated—
$1,906,289.0(10 f 6.0 $1,320,609,250 1906
Total trade, estimated—
$3,837,175,000 f 7.0 $3,118,867,193 1906
Railway earnings, ten months—
$1,603,468,000 f12.0 $1,335,147,000 1906
Circulation. December I—
$3,008,241,583 fIO.O $2,734,000,000 1906
$083,000,000 • 7.0 $627,000,000 1906
New York stock sales—
$197,831,000 *Sl.O 265,677,364 1901
New York bond sales—
$640,398,000 *40.0 51,030,810.660 1904
Pig Iron output—
25.800,000* • 4.0 25,307,191 1908
Iron ore shipments—
41.S8S.7CiS fIO.O 37,513.695 1906
Anthracite coal shipments—
66,600,000 119.0 61,410,201 1906
Shoe shipments, cases—
4.7000,000 • 6.0 6,128,000 1903
176,000 '68.0 660,000 1903
Immigration, total —
1,332,364 t 8.0 1,227,000 1906
•Decrease; f. Increase.
The year began poorly aa to weather,
with complaints of a mild winter affect
ing retail trade. Following this came a
short spell of summer-like weather, ond
then just at planting time began two
months of cold weather, which was In
jurious to vegetation, delaying to crop*
and ultimately, despite favorable weath«r
in the summer >md late fall, resulting in
lessened yields of nearly all crops as
compared with 1906.
V Spring Oneno Well
Spring trade began well, with a good
Easter season, but languished for two
months thereafter, though needed hot
weather later restored some of the lost
balance. Mild weather early In the fall.
1.1 done, will spur us on to still greater efforts in
rti \\ the coming year, efforts that will mean to you / 1
111 U st'" better values and more efficient store serv-
U ice. To our customers, one and all, and those
IT A Happy New Year! I
JM \ ever known. See announcement in tonight's /a WV
the late movement of the crops and the
October panic and Its aftermath hurt fall
trade and holiday business. As to whole
sale trade, it may be said that six
months' business was secured before the
year began, but the business done after
July 1, and especially In the last quarter,
was below other years. Industry entered
the year with full order books and had
about caught up with demand in many
lines when the October panic occurred.
Collections were at no time especially
good, and in the late fall they were posi
tively bad in some sections, with an Im
mense amount of paper reported renewed.
Despite all drawbacks, however, so keen
whs early demand and so behindhand
were nearly all manufacturers that the
excess in the first half of the year prob
ably more than made up for losses in the
last half, so that the year's turnover in
wholesale trade and Industry compares
quite well with 1906. Poor crop reports
and estimated or actual lighter yields
were responsible for excited movements
and a higher range of prices of farm pro
ducts, especially of grains and cotton,
than in 1906. Commodity prices, as well
as the cost of living, generally struck
new levels. Labor was scarce, but com
plained of as inefficient until close to the
end of the year, when decreased building
and manufacturing operations brought
about a surplus supply. Emigration was
the heaviest in the country's history, co
incident with the greatest Immigration
The Year in Detail
Weather conditions were irregularly un
favorable during January, excessive rains
west and mild weather east and south
affecting retail trade, while the northwest
was burled !n »nnw Throughout the
country there was complaint of conges
tion of transportation, nnd Rome 1906 holi
day goods were held on cars until Feb
ruary. Floods in the central west Inter
fered with Industry and there were fears
of damage to winter wheat from lack of
snow covering or from Insects. Wintry
weather early In February accentuated
fears as to wheat, which continued witn
little enow covering, and green-bug dam
age In Texas foreshadowed a failure of
that .-state's wheat crop. Difficulty In bor
rowing money and serious congestion in
transportation hurt the railroads, which
found operation dangerouß because of
strain of working forces, while revela
tions as to railroad stock watering caused
an outbreak of graiiS"" 1 legislation and
predictions of curtailment In new con
struction or of improvements. Already
there were misgivings as to the top of
the prosperity wave having been reached,
despite (Treat industrial activity and an
immensely active demand for rot lon
goods. Early in March the Ohio valley
was flooded for the second time in 1907,
prices for commodities reached the high
est point In fifteen years and green-liuK
damage to wheat mover northward, but
trade wus good, and order books were
reported filled as never before. Anti
railroad legislation reached extreme de
velopment and the stock market ex
perienced its first great weakness of the
year, culminating in the "mystery panic"
of March 14-26. Less confident iron buy-
Ing for the third quarter and easing in
copper prices wore features following the
stock market slump, but almost Bummer
llke weather stimulated a good Easter
trade at retail. April ushered in a two
months' spell of cold weather which Inter
rupted farm work, checked plant growth
and made for a sharp advance in wheat,
corn, oats and cotton prices. Gross rail
way earnings reflected higher cost of
operation. Poor trade and slow collections
were complained of in May. which saw
export trade at New York paralyzed by
a strike of longshoremen, aM( 3 -trlkos at
San Francisco interfered with foreign and
domestic business. Cereal prices boomed
early in May, a reflection of poor crop
reports at home and abroad. June opened
with poor crop promise, some conser
vatism in ordering for fall trade, slow
retail trade and poor collections, but a
change for the better was seen after the
first week; crop conditions improved, cot
ton goods ;»ere strong anil 3 to 10 per
cent gain in total trade over the first
half of 1906 was shown. Gold exports
were heavy lr. June end cereal prices
Financial matters were unsettled In
July, and copper prices eased, but hot
weather stimulated retail trade, though
crops gained less than expected. Early
in August occurred the second big break
of the year in stock prkjs, the record
Standard Oil fine, lower prices for cop
per and iron, high rates for money and
the strike of telegraph operators being
some accompanying features. Deposits
of treasury funds eased the money situ
ation slightly, but there were signs of
quieting down of industry and collections
were backward. Features early in Sep
tember were reports that buying of new
stocks of merchandise was les3 notable
than in former years, and copper declined
sharply, but stocks showed evidences of
bullish manipulation and a successful
city bond sale contrasted with a faiMre
In June. Conservatism and caution avto
new business was visible, and later Sep
tember.saw the shutdown of many cop
per mines, renewed weakness In stocks
and bonds and si receivership for the New
York City Street railway. October
opened with money tight, hot weather
restricting trade t and cotton goods eas
ing; the very late crop movement af
fected trade and the return flow of
money to the east. .JEhe United copper
"corner" of OctoberiMl ushered in the
third great break of the year, culminat
ing in trust company "runs," suspensions
of many financial instltntlons. premiums
on and hoarding of currency and the ta
•uanee of clearing house certificates and
of emergency currency. In November
trade was at a low ebb, wholusule tuai-
ness was cut off, domestic exchanges
were dislocated, collections fell to very .
low volume, cancellations were numerous,
industry was curtailed,; forces ; reduced ,
and wages cut, in some instances ■ •>*" ,
cause of fear of cancellations or of lack ■'■
of money to meet payrolls. On the other
hand, "runs" on financial institution*
were generally withstood, impertHed'i
trust companies were relieved, November i
exports oX merchandise and Import* of
goll broke all records and the monetary '
situation improved, though .the , currency.'
premium lasted until late In December. '.
Trade was quiet In the latter month, re
tall business was affected by '.* mild [
weather and holiday buying was not !as
large as in recently preceding years.
Bank suspensions were numerous in De- »
cember, iron production was greatly cur
tailed, commodity prices rallied after the
heavy drop in November' and ' export "
trade in cotton goods showed life. ■ Far
the first time In years considerable rail
road equipment was reported idle. ~\ The
winter wheat area and condition Decem
ber 1 were below 1906.'
The pain of recent wounds Is too acute
to allow very optimistic views '■ being ■
taken a» to the outlook for. IShjS. There
is, In fact, rather a disposition in trade "'
circles to look upon the revert* side of
the picture. This is not extraordinary,
however, because It is usual for the av
erage man to be bullish at the top and
bearish at the bottom. In addition, there
is the knowledge that trade in other
countries Is. quieting down, that a presi
dential election is impending, that read-,:.
justments of wages and of price* are sura I
to follow stock and money market > con
vulsions, and that expenditures for all
public and private purposes are iikeiy iii *
be smaller for some ,;me to come. On
the other hand it should not be forgotten
that there is a large and very profitable
business to be done In ihis- : country in
supplying the wants of the 54.000.000 peo
ple that Inhabit it, and that the warn
ings to the country of the present trou
ble were bo early and so numerous that
large accumulations of stocks and goods
were avoided. Buying for some time past
lias been of a healthy character," small
and frequent instead of heavy purchases
being the rule. Furthermore, It might be
noted that some ' branches of the com
munity, as-, for Instance, the * farmers, .
were slow to feel ■ the trouble which so
far has been largely financial'or Indus
trial, and not agricultural, as in previous •'.
years of stress. Given the lightening of
the present stress in the money markets,
a thing which may be reasonably looked
for with the quieting down of trade,
though perhaps delayed by necessary
heavy borrowing by railroads, a rather
quiet business may be expected until elec
tion possibilities become certain I i«t,, and.
the next growing season gives some in
dex as to the crops of 1908.
CIVIC FISLD DAY IS
PLANNED BY ASSOCIATION
VENICE, Dec. 31—Members of the Out
door Art and Park section of the Civic
elation of Los Angeles will inaugu
rate' a civic field day, to be un minimi
event, at the Windward pier auditorium
on the last Tuesday of next month. The
civic workers will be the guests of the
Pick and Shovel club, a local organiza
tion of ladles who are working fur better
roads. The program includes a luncheon
at the Ship hotel, to be followed by ad
dresses by prominent Southern Cali
fornia club women.
For the return of a diamond which his
wife lost from a ring she wore to the
dancing pavilion last Friday evening,
former City Trustee R. A Phillips has
offered a reward of $HW. There appears
to be some doubt as to whether the stone
was accidentally lost or was Dipped from
the .setting of the rltiK. Mrs. Phillips
places a value of $500 on the missing gem.
Today's meeting of the Five Hundred
club was well attended and resulted in
several hours of entertaining card play.
The first prize, a handsome cut glass
creamer, was won by Mrs. Irvine of
Fresno, a guest of the club. Second and
third prizes were won by Mrs. -'.'ooda
of Fraser avenue and Mrs. Jcies of
Dwight avenue, respectively. The OT|
ization Is considering holding it-* i
card sessions at the Country cli
Folltvman F. J. Barton of tl
squad Is confined to his home i;
effects of an encounter be had with a
stlngaree while clamming this morning.
Barton stepped on it as It lay partly bid
den in the sand. Besides causing I'artoiv.
great pain, the wound is om of a i.
Fifteen wild teal from the Inn
ley, which it was the Intention i>i the
Abbot Klnney company to maintain m a
monster cage located on the breiiKvvuter,
have died in less than two weeks from
the time of their arrival hflre. TJie ex
periment caused much local inti
« liniiilirrlnin'n Cough Remedy
This is a medicine of great worth ami
merit. Try It when you have a loujrlt
or cold and you are certain iv be
pleased with the quick relief wlilch It
affords. It Is pleasant to take and can
always be depended upon.
Can't Stop Her
es, my son."
"You never interrupt mamma when
she's talking, do you?"
"No. mv boy, I used to."
Am! why don't you now. >■■
"Because I know it don't