YESTERDAY AT THE SCHOOLS
Christmas Exercises Celebrated
in All of the Depart ments
Flag-Raising and Operetta at the
Ann Street SchoM Festivities-All of the Kin
dergartners Given a Treat—Will Have
a Week's Vacation
Yesterday was the beginning of tho holi
day season for the children of the public
schools, and it was celebrated with due re
joicing in all the public schools of the city.
Great preparations had been made during
the week to arrange a program and deco
rate the rooms in nn appropriate manner
with the handiwork of the pupils. Most of
the work was remarkably good. In nearly
nil of the rooms of the different buildings
the blackboards were covered with draw
ings of Santa t'laus and other characters
•nd scenes suggestive of Christmas tide.
One or two pictures taken from tho early
life of "Christ were especially worthy of
mention. Not a room of the thirty-seven
schools of the city but what was artistic
ally arranged for Ihe reception of visitors.
Evergreens and flowers lent their aid in
beautifying the class rooms, where thous
ands of bright faces were collected for the
last time, preparatory to taking their
week's vacation. They all seemed ready
to break out with their holiday merriment
before their guests had gone or tho teach
er's bell had sounded their dismissal.
Exercises of some kind were held in
every department. Songs and recitations
made up the general order of the grammar
grades, while the liitle ones of the kinder
garten were given a tree with all its at
tending accessories of juvenile bliss, in the
form of candy and popcorn and a present
for each of tho happy youngsters. Several
•if the teachers helped their pupils iv the
preparation of presents for their parents,
who in many instances were present to re
ceive them. While the kindergarten pro
gram was given the other grades were dis
missed, so that they might attend. No
pretense of study was made during the
afternoon, and at the conclusion of the
fun pupils and teachers wished each other
a merry Christmas and joyfully parted
AT THE HIGH SCHOOL.
At 1 oclock the pupils of the high school
assembled around the historical old flag
pole in front of the building to witness ihe
raising of a new American flag.
Ihe emblem of liberty was carried out of
the school by twelve young ladies and
turned over to those who were to raise the
flag. "Old Glory - ' slowly and majestically
ascended, while the rose leaves which had
been carefully placed between its folds,
fell out in showers to the ground, as it
reached the top of the mast and was
greeted with a "tiger" that would have done
credit to an army. The usual salve and
oath of alliegauce was then taken by the
scholars. This celebration was followed
by some very appropriate remarks by City
Superin'endont of Schools Foshay. He
touched briefly and in a patriotic way upon
those principles which are so dear to the
heart of every American, Hia remarks
were followed by a talk by President Hale
of the board of education.
Next came a meeting of the Star and
Crescent society. The feature of
the program was a comic operetta
in one ict. entitled Pen
•lope, or the Milkmaid's Bride.
The dramatis persona) was as follows:
Mr. chalks, the milkman Kverly Pnvis
pitcher, a policeman ...Walter U*a Nure
Tosser, a grenad el clause Hale
Mrs. Croaker, Hie misses MissFem West
Penelope, the kitchen maid
Miss Mao Livingston
Many of the pieces and choruses are of
classical origin and were exceedingly well
As actors Messrs. lie Nure and Hale
made ideal gua-dians of the peace. Mr.
Davis as Cballes. acted the part of a poor,
but honest milkman in a skillful way. Miss
West, in taking the part of the Misses,
made one feel that he was in the presence
of a tyrranical housewife, and Miss Living
ston as the kitchen maid, played her part
The accompaniments on the piano were
well rendered by Miss Clara Smith. The
piece was staged and managed by Fowler
Shankland, vice president of the society.
The operetta was an entire success and a
credit to the school.
In nearly all the rooms of the A nn
street school careful programs had been
arranged by the teachers. The entertain
ment of the upper grades consisted chiefly
of readings and music. The low er grades
furnished dialogues, concert recitations,
and those attractive I hristmaa songs w Inch
only the little ones can sing.
Perhaps the most striking feature of the
day's celebration, was the entertainment
given by the kindergarten department.
The room was a mass of holly and palms
and gay pictures. On the platform stood a
huge Christmas tree, literally covered with
bright ornaments, all made by the hands
of the pupils belonging to the class.
The preliminary exercises were some
what in the order of the daily program;
•nd it was not until 10:30 that tbe most
Interesting numbers w ere rendered. Peo
ple had arrived, however, at 0, and they
remained until the noon hour.
First came the games, some of which
were: "Let your feet tramp, tramp,"
"quiet games," "little mice," "pigeon
house," "guessing games." These were
followed by the duet, You Can't Come and
Play in My Yard, sung in a most taking
w ay. After three dances by LiUie Belcher,
each child was presented with a kinder
garten Christinas gift, and the two pres
ente by his own hands for both parents.
With their arms full of these dainty gilts,
they filed out of the building, their laces
fairly beaming with delight.
Miss Voso, teacher of the second grade,
©onducted some very interesting exercises.
The song and dialogue of Nursery Rhymes
wab one of the most pleasing and original
numbers on her program. Tlie live little
girls dresßtd as dolls and illustrating their
recitation by abrupt movements like those
of toy babies, created much amusement.
Best of all was the Christmas gift of the
children to the school. They presented
their building with a beautiful Hag.
1). T. Healey, steward of Pabst hotel,
Milwaukee, writes: "1 regard Dr, Price s
Baking Powder far superior to any."
Tbe king ut' all oratorios, "Handel's
Messiah," wan gi\eu last evening at the
teimpsou tabernacle by the Treble Clef
olub, assisted by the Oratorio society of
Pasadena and the Woman's orchestra of
this city. Owing to the drenching rain all
the afternoon and the fore partof the even
ing, the audience was very small, anil it
also diminished the numbers of the chorus
about sixty. The Messiah is a work that
is only attempted in a place (or at least
ought to be) where a well organized chorus
of voices numbering into the hundreds
have given it due rehearsing. It is
a work that rcquiri a a mighty
chorus for the back-ground, a
line orchestra, and the best ot soloists,
Tbe performance last night is open to
criticism in many ways. The chorus work
throughout tbe entire work was,as a w hole,
very fair, ami some things really quite
artistic. The opening ( horns was taken up
with much spirit and precision, which
showed careful work on the part of the
conductor. The second otic, He Shall
I'urify, was oue of the bust attempts made,
by the chorus, which was finely rendered,
every word being distinct, and articulation
good, this being a characteristic of the en
tire work. The poorest rendition of the
w hole oratorio was that of the Hallelujah
chorus, where the singers were about one
beat away from the conductor all the time,
and even the parts were not together.
The orchestra deserves credit for at
tempting such a work as this, and under
the circumstances did fairly good work.
Of the soloists there really was but one
deserving of special mention, Madame
Martinez, though Mrs. Llewellyn did very
good work in "He Was Despised."
Madame Martinez showed herself
a thorough artist, although her voice shows
wear and at times a little harsh; neverthe
less she shows study and intelligence,
which made it plain that she was truly
an artist. Her best work was done in
Come Unto Me.
Mrs. Llewellyn has a fair voice. Wt'n
some cul ivation. but not enough finish.
She sang He Was Despised very effect
ively and with much feeling. Mr. Werner
took the tenor part and Mr. Huebner the
May we sustain a choral society in Los
Angeles that will bring out such works as
this every year, and thereby help to edu
cate the tastes of our musically inclined
This same work will be given at Pasa
dena the 27th, with the same chorus and
orchestra, but different soloists, under
the direction of J. Stuart Taylor.
YEN DIG DEPOSITS FORFEIT
For the Maher=Fitzsimmons Match at
McAleer of Los Ange'es Is Transferred to
the Professional Class of Pushers
of Bicycle Pedals
San Francisco, Dec. 20.—The track at
Ingleside was in frightful condition today,
the very heavy storm of last night having
converted it into n bed of mud, knee deep.
Not a single favorite was able to cross the
wire first. Tenacity, at 50 to 1, furnished
the biggest upset of the day. Ed Corrigan's
colt, lxowalsky, easity defeated MacDon
ough's crack lilly Imp. Miss Drummel, in
the 2-year-old race. Summaries:
Six furlongs—Bueno won, W. H. Munson
second, Zoolein third; time, 1:20.
One miki and a quarter —Julia O. won,
Cadmus second, Tnx third; time. 2:16.
One mile—Tenacity won. Highland sec
ond, Kamairo third; time. I:4OJ*.
Six furlongs—liow-al ky won. Miss
Brummel second, William Pinkerton,
third; time, 1 :lt*'-j.
Seven furlongs—Jack Richelieu won.
Fred Gardner second, Foremost third;
A jury in the police court returned a ver
dict of guilty today against (feorge Givens,
one of die men arrested a few days ago for
conducting a down-towii pool room in vio
lation of the law.
The following is the list of entries and
weights of the races to be run at Ingleside
today, which are posted at the l.os Angeles
Turf club, 212 South Spring street. Comm
issions received on these races and full
description of each event:
First race, three-fourths of a mile, selling—
.lake Johnson ,01, Magpie 00, Outrightoß, The
King .07, Little Mid 105, lioadrunner .uT,
Centurion 101. I'odiga 101. St. Wngali 96.
Marling 101, Ida .-nuer 06
s con J race, thr- e-inurt lis of a mile, selling—
Hazard 10-, Waller J. lc S, Doubtful 10S, Tho
rc-sia 105, I'ulloek 105.
Third race, Haggln slake.*, three-fourths of a
miic, '2-year-olds— Belle Boyd lil">, can t l ance
118, Tenacity '08, Ramsln IS, Wsb.pi kerton
109 Sir Play 105, bailie Clicquot luj, Grady
los, Argentina 1 0, i aliente 118.
Corrigan stable entry, couple, Cant Dar.co
and - ens' lty.
g. li. Morris 1 stable entry, couple, .sir Play
and sslUe Cliqtiot.
Fourth race, one mile—Whitastone 110 Mo.
deiocio 08. MonitfJ • Gal aut 110, Santiago
no, Ferrier us. Flashlight ms, Libertine
118, Dungarven HO,P tertheSeoond IOC
Fifth race three .ourths of • mile, selling—
S units 99, Abl P 101, Ch inner 101, Imp Ivy
101, Oonde 104, Service 104, Pat Murphy 98,
Realization lot, Mamie Scott 90, Clacquer
1114, W. 1.. MimsoD 101
Sixth race, one mi'e and three-ixteenths,
over hurdles—Bellrlnger 152, J. O, ('. 149, Ore
gon Eclipse laß, Silverado 135, Rob Roy 182,
Tom Clarke 128, Nellie G 138, Esperanea 28,
Cicero 125. Alexis l-..">. White Cloud Ua, Un
New YoBK, Dec. 20.—Joe Vendig today
deposited with Richard K. Fox a check for
$1000, which he has received from Dan
Stuart as a guarantee that Bob Fitzsim
mons would meet Peter Maher at El Paso,
Texas, February 14th.
. John J. Quinn, manager for Maher,
sends word that he will arrive in this city
next Thursday morning with $1000 to post
for Maher. Many bets are being made on
the liiilit at tip-town hotels. Maher is a
San Francisco, Dec. 20,—Tho racing
board of the League V merican Wheelmen
has transferred Thomas McAleer from
l.os Angeles to the professional class and
W. A. Taylor and Canby Hewitt from class
A to class B.
The Bayncliniate Grand Jury Finds Four
"SAH DIEGO, Dec. 20.—The grand jury re
turned four indictments today against
Frank Wilson, the saloon keeper, who had
the tight with revolvers with Officers Cota,
Warner and Mclnnea last Monday night.
A good part of the day was taken up by
the grand jury in investigating the Wilson
mutter. Considerable time, however, was
devoted to Clifton E. Mayne, w ho was only
allowed to return to his hotel, which he did
on account of failing strength;
This evening the jury appeared in de
partment two. and Foreman W. E. Howard
informed the court that the jury wished to
adjourn until Monday. January li, and
Judge l'uierbaiigh signified his approval.
The jurors were then allowed to go.
A member of the jury remarked last
night that there waa a great deal of work
to be dope yet and that final adjournment
would not take place for about live weeks.
Dr. Price's Baiting Powder's good work
covers a period of over forty years.
The Vitlcultural Commission Busy Digging
t'p Lost Articles
San Francisco, Dec. U'O.—Secretary
Winfleld Scott and his associates on the
board of viticulture, in compliance with
the demand made upon them by the state
hoard of examiners for an accounting of
state property in their possession, are very
busy complying with the wishes of the
Secretary Scott has catalogued almost
tho entire library of 1000 volumes and
thus far has only missed about ten vol
umes of value, and he thinks that most of
the missing books may yet be found.
Much of the property in the labratory
und experimental department, which was
not accounted for In the first inventory,
has been dug up and listed, and Secretary
Scott says that tlte state hoard of exam
iners will Und, when they peruse the new
inventory, that everything of value has
l 'een ettfsfactorily accounted lov
Hruught Hack Home
Oakland, Uec. 21. —Leila Bowen, tho
14-year-old school girl who left this city
about two weeks ago in company with
Waiter Emory, a young man about town,
was brought home today from Sacramento
by her father, where the young couple
have been living ever since their disap
pearance from tins city.
Bargains—Bouks and Presents.
Conn- to us for these. The Century En
graving Co., 233 fc>. Spring street.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, 1895.
AN AGED COUPLE KILLED
By a Santa Fe Train Yesterday
MR. AND MRS. J. T. LINK
They Were Whirled From the Track
Into a Ditch
No One Witnessed the Accident—The Rail
road Company Exonerated From All
Blame-How It Occurred
J. T. Link and wife, an aged couple,
were killed by a Santa Fe train near Na
deau Park yesterday morning about 8:15
oclock. They were going In a buggy across
the railroad track and did not know of the
presence of the engine until it struck them.
Both were killed instantly.
It was about S oclock when Mr. and
Mrs. Link got into their buggy and bade
farewell to their son-in-law. If. C. Heyer,
and their daughter and started to drive to
this city. Tho house is about sixty feet
from the track, which is crossed by a pri
vate road. Over this the old couple went
and turned into a roa I parallel with the
railroad, intending to go to Central Avenue
station to cross to the road which loads to
los Angeles. They had gone but a short
distance before they turned and went back
toward the first crossing. The train from
Redondo Beach was coming at that
moment, and just as the rig was on the
track ran into it and whirled the occupants
into a ditch on the south side, carrying the
horse about ;>0l) feet further down the
The train was stopped a 9 soon as possi
ble and backed to the scene of the tragedy,
where the train crew and passengers gaiti
ered around tlie remains. The couple were
lying close together and had been carried
only ten feet from the crossing. Mr.
Link's head was crushed on the back and
his chest was stove in. The back of his
wife's skull was also crushed, her left
limb was nearly severed aud her arm was
broken. Mr. Heyer and his wife were
summoned and their grief was terrible.
Tlie bodies were removed to Central
avenue station, a short distance west, and
Coroner Campbell notified. In company
with Mr. Beamer and P. W.Ross of the
railroad he got a special train and was
hurried to where the bodies lay. Ihe re
mains were taken to the undertaking par
lors of Kregelo & Bresee after the coroner
had seen thorn.
An inquost was held during the after
noon, when a verdict of accidental death
was found, the company and trainmen be
Charles Pitman, the engineer, stated
that for quite a distance is a level stretch
of road, by the fatal crossing. He saw the
couple drive across the track, the top of
the buggy being up. They turned Into the
wagonroad, parallel with the track, and
drove but a few yards before the
horse turned and started back. When
within thirty feet of the crossing, to his
horror, there dashed on the track the same,
horse and buggy he had observed on die
side of the road. He applied the air
brakes, reversed the engine and blew the
whistle and did all that was possible tn
save the people trom their danger, but to
no purpose, for the engine struck ihe
horse and the seat of the buggy. Tne fire
man saw nothing of the affair, except
when the collision took place.
There is some question as to why the old
people turned back when they saw the
train. It was at first thought probable
that they had forgot some article at the
house and were returning for it, but Mr.
Heyer testitled that he had searched the
house carefully and had discovered noth
ing that had belonged to their relatives, so
this could scarcely have been the reason
for their return. The most probable
theory is that advanced by the coroner.
He said that the horse was very young,
and, becoming scared at tlie approaching
train, suddenly wheeled and darted away
from the object of its fright and ran on the
Hack, the engineer testifying that when he
saw the horse it was running over the cros
Mr. Link was 76 years of ag"> and his
wife 70. They have seven children and
lived in hit ier where they had recently
erected a fine home.
THE MILITARY ELECTION
Only Two Candidates to Be Voted on To.
The election of the colonel for the new
regiment of the National Guard has called
several officers of the military to Lis An
geles. The new regiment has received no
number as yet, but has bten formed from
the old -eventh and Ninth regiments. The
election takes place at the Armory tonight.
The candidates for the position have all
backed down but two, and they are Lieu
tenant-Colonel John R. Berry of the late
Seventh regiment, and Major M. T. t Iwens
of the brigade staff. There is really more
of barrelling and politics in these military
ek-clfjas than in a Republican primary.
Dr. Price's Baking Powder received high
est award at the world's fair.
(term nia LoJge O. ol W.
A lodge of the Order of tho World was
instituted last night with a membership of
llfty members, principally of German
nativity. Accordingly it was named the
Gevmania lodge. Following aro the results
of the election and installation: Past presi
dent. E. Elaner; president, B. Magee; V.
P., Henry Timm: secretary, Edward Stu
eiz; treasurer, A. H. Brockamp; marshal,
H. Ander: guard, Joseph A. Buehaer;
chaplain, Theo. Friesse; sentinel, J. Timm:
trustees, Emil Overweg, 11. Pflrmann and
H. Gerkens. A banquet was later served
in Turner hall, the order in general, Mrs.
Andrews, A. L. Apffel and K. Magee being
Lady Scenic Representative
Mrs. Emilia L. Phillips of tho passenger
department of the Pacillc Coast Railway,
has tukeu up her headquarters in Los
Angeles. She has adopted the title of Cali
fornia scenic representative and has the
endorsement of the Santa Fe and the P.ay
inond & Whitcomb Excursion company.
She hopes to be able to take up a party on
the coast line from Santa Barbara and
promises them some of the rarest scenery
All the baking powders exhibited at the
Chicago fair, except one, were found to
contain alum or ammonia. Koyal Baking
Powder is absolutely pure.
Glory and the Church
The Hag was raised for tho first time on
the American Baptist church yesterday
morning in order that a photograph might
be taken in "full dress."' An entertain
ment is being arranged for tbe .'ld of Janu
ary, at which time a beautiful flag is to be
presented for the permanent use of this
building. Old Glory looked at its best on
the top of the graceful tower. The binding,
is rapidly nearing completion and is an
ornament to lhat portion of the city.
Private Detectives Fight
Private Detectives Hank Coyne and P. E.
lirentner got into a light in the Wilson
block last evening over some furniture
which Coyne said lirentner had attached
and removed from his ollice while the
former was absent in Mexico. Brentnor
struck Coyne with an umbrella and the
Other retaliated, so Brentner claims, by
hitting him on the head with a revolver.
Coyne was arrested by < Hth-cr Davis and
charged with battery. He was released on
depositing $20. Brentner applied at the
receiving hospital for medical treatment.
Her Clothes In a Blaze
One of the women on Alameda street,
and occupying crib No. 823K, received
some slight burns last night about 10
oclock. She stood over a coal oil stove,
and her dress caught fire. She ran scream
ing into the street, and f Iflieer Henderson
and an emp oye at one of the saloons, by
name Gus, tore the blazing garments from
the woman and saved her from serious if
not fatal injury. Her left hand and the
back of her neck were burned.
HURT AT BARSTOW
An Injured Man Brourht to the City
Joe Gooding, a trainman employed at
I'arstow, was brought to the city yesterday
afternoon on the overland train suffering
from a bad flesh wound, received in Coup
ling cars. He was taken to the Sisters'
Krogolo A Breeso's handsome new ambu
lance made its inaugural trip with Good
ing as the passenger. The vehicle arrived
Thursday ami was constructed in Cincin
nati especially for the local house. It has
a couch and a stretcher, providing accom
modations for two injured persons. There
are also seats for attendants. The run
ning gear is very easy.
General John R. Matthews Has Been
Confirmed by the Senate
He Will Enter on His Duties as Soon as His
Bond Can Be Sent to Washington
General John R. Matthews has been
nominated by the president and confirmed
by the senate as postmaster of Los An
geles, and as soon as the necosssary bond
can be prepared and forwarded to Wash
ington for approval by the postofflce
authorities the new officer will enter on the
discharge of his duties, succeeding the re
publican incumbent.Henry V. Van Dusen.
Yesterday morning General Matthews re
ceived a telegram from Senator Stephen
M. White staling lhat his name had been
sent to the senate, and iv the afternoon
another dispatch from the senator saying
that he had succeeded in securing his im
mediate confirmation, without having the
nomination referred in the regular routine
to the committee on postoffiees and post
masters, which would have caused con
General John R. Matthews, the new post
master, is one of the best known Demo
crats in the State, having an extended
acquaintance from San Diego to Siskiyou.
He was born in St. Lonia, Mo., in IS4S,
and educated at Washington university.
Iv ISS'.i he removed to Lo S Angeles, where
he entered into a partnership with his
brother in tho commission business, and
has since made this city his home. Gen
eral Matthews has always taken an active
part in the commercial affairs of Los An
gslss, and was largely instrumental in or
ganizing the board of trade and chamber
of commerce, in military matters the
general also took a deep intsrest and was
tne lirat brigadier-general of the N". G. C.
south of the Tehachapi, having been com
missioned by Governor Stonemau. Owing
to his great personal popularity he was
nominated for the assembly In 1890, and
carried his district, although there was
a Republican majority of 1400 against
him, by lOS-s votes. Two years
later General Matthews was nominated*
f r the senate, and was again victorious,
d-'eating Wal er S. Moore. At the Santa
B ,rbara convention, when tho Ddinocrats
r used to nominate a candidate for con
g ssman, and after at Los Angeles, i ti
ll used Cannon, Gen. Matthews took an
aivepart. He declined to allow the use
o his name as a candidate, although im
portuned so to do, and was the consistent
friend of Senator White throughout. In
the senate, too. Gen. Matthews gave Sen
ator White hia hearty support, and worked
faithfully for his election. Gen. Matthews
is a man of fine executive ability, and will
doubtless administer the affairs of his
offlof, in a manner creditable to himself as
well the administration which appointed
Henry V. Van Dusen. the retiring pos -
master, is a Union veteran, who lost an
arm at Games Hill, before Richmond, in
I*o2. He was captured, and spent some
time in Lihhy prison, suffering great hard
snips. Mr. Van Dusen was appsintetl post
master by President Harrison in 1801.
He had served a terrain the city council
from the first ward, hut at the time of his
appointment was in the insurance business
on the Last Side. He was a compromise
candidate, but has made a faithful and
efficient officer, and will leave the ofllce
with the best wishes of citizens at large,
irrespective of politics.
Several weeks ai;o Captain Seamans re
signed as assistant postmaster, and Mr.
Van Dusen. In anticipation of the change,
appointed Wm. F. Humphreys, a son of
John F. Humphreys, and nephew of G-n.
Matthews, to till the vacancy. Gen. Mat
thews will therefore enter on his duties
with an assistant thoroughly trained in the
routine of tho office—an advantage which
can be readily appreciated.
Dr. Prices Baking Powder is moat eco
nomical because it's best.
THE MAYNE PARTY
Sheriil Burr and His Prisoner Did Not Get
in rrnm Sa n iliego
Sheriff Burr and Deputy Martin Aguirre
were expected to renin from San Diego
last evening with Clifton E. Mayne, Mrs.
Stiipton and Iter daughter Delia, but the
party failed to put in an appearattee. At
tl,e jail there were several theories as to why
the program had not been carried out,
(Inewas that perhaps the rain had been
heavier south than here, and that Sheriff
Burr was afraid to start with his prisoner
on account of his health. Another was
that they had started, when Mayne was
taken sick on tho tram, and they had to
get off at some point along the line that he
might receive medical attention. Mill an
other was that tho party had arrived and
gone to a hotel in place of going to the
A telegram to Tin: Hkbald's San Diego
correspondent brought he information
that Mayne will be brought back to this
city this morning.
Science has demonstrated that Royal is
not only the purest, but the strongest
baking powder. Hence it makes more and
Sixteen members of tho chain gang
struck yesterday morning by refusing to go
out and work with the rest of the crew.
They will be placed on a diet of bread and
water until they come to the terms of the
well-known but unpopular hotel in whicli
Special Sale tor This Day
S. Conradl, jeweler, No. 113 S. Spring
street, will dispose of solid gold and gold
filled watches, silver and silver-plated
goods, clocks and other heavy goods at a
discount of °.U per cent, for cash, this day.
Ha c to dispose of goods, as I have no
room to display them.
Carpets and Draperies
(ioo I lace curtains, Hue n pair.
Fin lush point lace curtains, 13 50 a pair.
Eso licni quality portieres, ?3 a pair,
Smyrna rugi. 7 'tear«.
Angora rugs, $- eaoa,
Ing am carpet. 800 per sard.
Tape try Brussels, 800 per yard.
Mair carpet, 200 per vara.
Mouuetlc carpet, -fl per yard.
t.'. A. JULiP, ida South Broadway
THE SUNSET CLUB MEETING
Feast for the Intellect and the
PLAYGROUND OF AMERICA
Subject Considered by the Members
Harry Ellington Brooks, James Slauson snd
Louis Vetter the Leading Speakers—Out.
line ol the Discussion
Tho regular monthly meeting and dinr. er
of the Sunset club was held at Jerry 11-
Ik'h's cafe at t> oclock yesterday evening.
After every one had paid his respects to
the generous spread Harry Ellington Brook
read the principal paper of the evening, on
rue Playground of America; or How
Americans Amuse Themselves. The gen
tleman said in part:
A Frenchman has said, with some truth:
"The English take their pleasures sad y."
That it was not always so, the ancient ap
pellation. "Merrie England," proves. Cer
tain it is, however, that the common |>eo
ple of England no longer enjoy their vil
lage sports on the green as they did in the
days of "Bluff King Hal" and "liood
Q teen Bess."
"What has been said of tho English in
litis respect has, until recently, been still
more true of Americans. The founders of
the nation were inclined to regard all forms
of amusement as questionable, if not sin
ful. Then, the intense struggles for exis
tence waged by American pioneers, with a
sterile soil, with savages and with a for
eign ruler, have left their imprint on the
"Again, until recently we have had no
leisure class. Even today it is numerically
insignificant. Paul Bourget says:
"At what time of day do they die here?
At what time do they love. At what time
do they think. At what time, indeed, are
they men, nothing but men," as old Faust
said, "and not machines for work or loco
It is no wonder that paresis and other
fashionable diseases multiply.
" 'f late there has been a change. Ath
letics are the rage, but with characteristic
American earnestness these sports have
been transformed into a matter of serious,
With these conditions before us are we
not justified in hoping that in this favored
land of Southern California the American
race may learn to unbend—to pause in the
mad rush for wealth; to develop the best
in their spiritual and physical faculties; to
see with appreciative eyes the manifold
beauties of nature, and to realize that there
is something desirable in life beside the
" Whai corner of earth is more inviting.
The climate resembles that under which
nourished the arts, the sciences, the cult
ure, the Olympic games of Greece; a cli
mate in which mere existence is a pleasure,
md. moreover, a climate wdiich possesses
the rare quality of being good all the year
"We should commence work upon a
system of hard, level, sprinkled highways,
shaded by trees. Tne best of road mate
rial exists here in abundance.
" Ihe mountains should be made more
accessible by good roads and trails by
plain, comfortable inns and club houses,
upen to the average citizen of moderate
"At the seaside resorts we need more
shady avenues, more promenades, free
from dust and sand, electric lights on
walks and wharves, with good music daily
throughout the season. Yachting has been
almost entirely neglected on an ocean that
is so well adapted to this healthy sport.
In a section SO inviting to outdoor activ
ity, we might, perhaps, revive, with some
modifications, the Olympic games of
We should take advantage of the atten
tion already direc ed to Southern Califor
nia, among ■ wner, of thoroughbred horses,
as a good loca i .n or wuner quarters.
Little hss yet be- n done to develop and
popularize the m.neral springs that
abound between Santa Barbara and San
Diego. In Los Angeles city we need that
much-talked-of tourist hotel. Elysian park
should be improved. A botanical garden
should be located there, to secure which
steps have already been taken, also a
zoological collection, especially represen
tative of animal life iv Southern Califor
nia. We should have a large, well-con
structed hall, with the necessary rooms
and offices, for the use of conventions and
other gatherings, for flower and fruit festi
vals and similar entertainments combined
with promenade concerts.
Los Angeles is well provided with regu
lar theatrical performances, but there is
room for one or more well-conducted
places where musical and other light enter
tainments might be enjoyed al fresco, after
the style of the Tivolis that are found
everywhere on the continent of Europe.
These are feeble suggestions of a few
things that we might do to enhance the
great natural attractions with which na
ture has endowed this, our land of sun
shine, for the double purpose of making
our own lives more pleasant and of divert
ing hither a larger portion of the tide of
travel that now seeks recreation in foreign
lands. Thousands of transient visitors
may be induced to become permanent
residents and to aid in developing the yet
unfathomed possibilities of the most fav
ored portion of God's footstool inhabited
by a free, enlightened and progressive
The next speaker was James Slauson,
who gave an able talk upon the sume sub
ject. In part he said:
"In considering the question of 'The
Playground of America,' lmw Americans
amuse themselves, and comparing them
with Europeans, we must consider that
amusement is much a matter of sentiment,
local custom, and environment. Foreign
ers, aa a nil , are more given to spending
leisure hours than are our countryman.
We are, to a great extent, a dollars and
cents people, and of necessity any young
nation must bo.
"In our land, the matter is different, and
one chief factor of our present sin cc s as a
nation, is the strong competition found in
all grades of society.
"In the old country, there is a large num
ber of the leisure class, men who have not
their positions to make nor their future to
provide for. They are reared and edu
cated, knowing these facts, take different
views of life, and live in a way that can be
but little imitated in this country.
The Americans are a rapid nation, one
to see quickly, to learn quickly, and have
born in them many cosmopolitan finalities,
which adapt them rapidly to new phases
Our country is yet too new—there has
had to be too much pioneering done—too
few resting places in the struggle, for our
people to take interest in more than the
duty or demand of the pressing moment
However, that time is passing: we are in
the transition period, and much depends
in the future training in right ways and
channels of the leisure class wo tire now
Continuing, Mr. Slauson pointed out
how, by gradual growth, the American
people would come into a better way of
living so as to get more out of life.
Louis T. Votter followed with am ex
cellent paper, adding many new thoughts
to those already advanced. Following is an
ou line of his remarks:
"The early Americans were too much
occupied in carving out a national destiny
to devote much time to amusements. Yet
this same crucial experience has produced
a people who, today, in out-door sports re
quiring physical endurance and mental
capacity, stand second to none on the face
of the globe. Americans are, by inherit
ance, in earnest, and find reward for effort
The leisure class thus far developed in
America can, as a majority, be stamped as
more insignificant personally than numer
ically. This fault lies hi the fact that the
usually sensible antl honorable men who
amass the fortunes with which the past
quarter of a century has made us familiar,
do not themselves lay aside the cares of
life for enjoyment, but at death leave chil
dren reared in a false atmoaphore of moral
worth to spend the accumulated wealth.
Traveling for pleasure and sight-eeeing
can scarcely be made popular iv America,
for tlie reason that while there is ample di
versity of scenery aud interesting geo
graphical and national features, the dis
tances and absence of convenience are too
great. Herein lies the advantage of a sec
tion of country like Southern California.
It is probable that nil the good things
suggested by Mr. Brook for making South
ern California more attractive to visitors
and residents alike may come to pass, and
in that event it will bo indeed The Play
ground of America.
The subject was then thrown open to
general discussion, which was carried on ut
a lively rale until the lime for adjourn
Those present were:
Fred L. Alles, Norman Bridge, Harry
Ellington Brook, Robert N. Bulla, P. W
Burnett, W. H. (Hark. Charles Cassatt
Davis, J. H. Davisson, T. A. Kisen.J.M.
Klliott, John P. Francis, 1). Freeman,
Frank A. Gibson, M. L. Graff, L. A. Groff,
W. H. Holabird. Burt Kates Howard, Sum
ner P. Hunt. Frank W. King, Abbot Kin
ney, Enoch Knight, J. O. Koeptli, H. W.
Latham, Chad s K. Liimmis, H. VV. O'Mol
veny, Geo. W. Parsons, W. C. Patterson,
R. W Poindexier, Lucien Shaw, James
Slauson, J. 8, Slauson, Ben C. Truman,
Jay 11. Utley, Louis F. Votter, K. H.
Wade. H. H. Whitehead, Charles Dwight
Willard and Win. Lemoyne Wills.
THE CHARITY. BASE BALL OAME
Is Postponed Till Later, on Account ol
The great charity base ball game has
been postponed on account of the rain.
Another week has been given to the gilded
athletes of the California club and the Ab
botsford Inn to conipleto their training.
Next Saturday will witness the awful
struggle at Athletio park, the entire pro
ceeds of the game going to charity.
Joe Bumiller has got a ball with a rubber
attachment, and practices seductive curves
at all hours of the day and night, regard
less of person or place. It is rumored that
Willie Childs refuses to shave, so lhat he
may present a ferocious front to the oppos
ing pitcher. All the members of
the two nines, as part of their
preparatory training, went on Friday night
to hear l)e Wolf Hopper recite "Casey at
the bat," and gain a few points on the
subjugation and subsequent slaughter of
Ihe full teams are not yet made up, but
at present the members of the California
club look superciliously upon denizens of
the Abbotsford. while the latter beings
have constantly concealed about their per
sons a fine assortment of godlike sneers
and Homeric frowns, with which they lib
erally bespatter their hated opponents
whenever they meet.
The Whittier school football eleven will
play the University of Sou hern California
at the latter's grounds this afternoon.
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