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THE RANCH AND ITS PRODUCTS
(Edited by Prof. A. J. Cook.)
Fighting the B! ack Scale
As stated In las: week's Herald the
black scale is unquestionably the most
serious and tfcstructlvt insect now work
ing generally in th. civ.rus, and 1 might
■del. olive groves of Scnathern California.
It is also true, that when not properly
treated the- !cs,; to orchard and fruit is
often by no means Inconsiderable. That
those orchnrelisis w ho Have learned how
to best combat this pest at«l are assidu
ous in. putting in practice what they
know are saving immensely is surely
true.
SPRAYIXO FOR SC/tLE INSECTS
That the various sprays, kerosene
emulsion, resin wash, iind the various
Soaps, all have- virtue is ci rtainly true.
It is probably true that if applied suffl\
|HB*tty thorough and often that they
would keep the scale insects well ir.
check. These substaueeta kill by cot.
tact and to touch every insect in trees
with foliage as dense as that of citrus
trees is by no means ar. ectsy task. It ts
quite probable that in \\iung trees the
first four or five years after setting,
spraying is the cheapest anil easii si way
to tight these orchard pe-sts. Coupled
with a gn at deal of observation, that
we may know whet: anel how often to
spray. I am sure from my own f xpi rleni -
that a young orchard may be kept al
most entirely free- from scale Insects by
use of kerosene emulsion, ar.d that with
no very great labor or expense a good
article ay.d g.eat thoroughness are the
sbsoiute requisites to success, The
steam power pumps used in San Diego
sr.di Santa Barbara are certainly a
great aiel towards the necessary thor
oughness.
FUMIGATION IN THE LEAD
The fact that fumigation is steadily
gaining as the- sovereign remedy against
scale Insects in Southern California,and
the further fact that it is rarely aban
•oned when once fairly and faithfully
irled Is surely guile cotacluslv-e that in
tc'.ua! practice it takes the leael. Even
fdmlgaton is not entirely effective.
Wlietever method is employed some in
sects escape. A gentleman In Ventura
county said to me the other day, as we
Were passing through a very large or-
Shard of which he was part owner, that
tie should think it wise to treat every
tree, though many large blocks of trees
bad very few scale Insects on them.
TThpr. we will kill all at id lie rid of the
evil." Tit's is tin! corr ct. Enough will
escape to scalier the seed, and I advised
lo only fumigate the tries thai nevded
tt. and defer the others until they plain- !
ly Showed Ihe vli. Wll -v mice hi an i
: i iiaril it is found that oxer with v< r>
t'troiigh work it is frequently noces
iry to fumigate lis often as once In
tree years. And the wide-awake, suc
ssful orcbardlsts are doing just thai,
hey rind that ihe better condition of
c orchards, and the finer, more market
lie fruit pays v tremendous profit over
,c expense of fumigation.
As suggested last, week, fumigation,]
dor.c at the right time, would very j
kely destroy the purple scale. If the
mrple scale has a periodicity, that is, if j
.he eggs aii hatch at nearly the same i
time, as I feared might not he true by
my examination last spring in Chu:a
Vista, but which I thought might be
true by what I saw at Monteclto, then
fumigation at the time when the Insects
are ali just from the eggs would doubt
less he of signal service. Even the red
scsie when ye ry young woulel succumb to
the same treatment, but as we remem
ber the red scale is uf ail ages at. nearly
all times on the trees, are! so whether
we fumigate or spray, the work must
be repeated at frequent intervals to
reach all or anywhere nearly all the In
sects.
THE TENTS
For trees not too large the round or
bell-shaped tort is the best. This is
fastened about a foot from the open end
to a circle of small gaspipe. This makes
It easy to handle the tents and to place
them about and remove them from fhe
trees. Such tents are all that are re
quired In. most of our orchards of South
§§§ I Q *A /"\ 1 7 DELOWwc quote just a few prices, to show what is §§1
SV 7 T W W W CLW W I#l fit f jC_ V ° being done. All we ask is to come and see. ji
||| # Men ' s and 5556 00 Shoes $3.00 S
111 To those who could not be waited upon yesterday at the .. . Eoo Shoes« 7 CA ||I
||§ selling at «P*«« JV |||
|| ——Creditor 9 Sale Men lCa? nd,, .:. soSbo . e . s $2.00 1
Sg ' Jm Ladies's4.oo, $450 and $?.00 Shoes <C? CA
j§g selling at 96.01, |||
||g Of the stock of the Popular Shoe Store, San Bernardino, Cat., the throng of purchas- Ladies' $4 and $*.oo Shoes, plain toe, button, $1.00 Sql
'ktt ers being so tremendous that the ample force of salespeople that we thought we had $1 CA 9*S
sgg provided for this occasion proved inadequate. selling at «pi««JV |p«
£»p We aye Secured Additional Help, and can now promise that everyone will be prompt- Misse s s e |n 7? a t Dongola Butt ° n Sh ° eS 85c lf|
|P ly waited upon. Doors open at ga. m. • Shoes' £g c |||
!*V Because of inadequate room in our own store we have secured the larger selling at . ||||
|| . corner storeroom 4 doors above for the sale of this stock. g|
j The QueenjSl^
era California. Of course the old-time
seedling orchards are too tall for sue-h
tents lo be available in gassing them.
js the work of fumigation is usually
called. The tents are thoroughly coated
with a wash prepared by soaking the
common cactus-, cut into small pieces,
in water for twenty-four hours, ana
then adding to the decoction glue or
yellow ochre. Good canvas, well brush
ed with this preparation, is made wholly
impervious alike to water or gas. and su
tents made of It wll! hold the poisonous
cyanide fumes so that none will escap-.
Of course tbe tents are costly, and as
about thirty are as few as economy per
mits in a single outfit, the entire cost
is by ii" means ■-. small consideration.
Thus unless an orchard la Very large,
like the Seth Richard of North Pomona,
the owners can hardly afford to pur
chase the-se expensive articles. Some of
the counties have purchased the tents,
which an cither furnished gratis or for
a nominal sum to Bay who may wish
ihem. It would be still better, we think,
for each neighborhood to have a live
fanners' club aud for this club to own
the tents. Then they could be hired out
to any who would rot join the club if
there wert any so negligent of their own
ii, st Interest* This would secure the
tents ir every neighborhood, and they
would always be on hand when requir
ed It is always well to get rather large
tents, as then they will do for large trees,
will do for small trees in coming years, 1
when, they are larger grown; and they '■
will be as good for small trees, as they j
will requite no more gas. Mr. Palmer
has two sizes, one S by 12. the other 11
by IB fee l. The actual practical size of
tbe tent is gauged by :he size of the tree, |
us the tent falls together except that the
tree holds It apart or open. Of course it
must be large enough to surround the
lamest tree to be treated, and long
enough to go over the tallest tree and yet
permit the hoop to lie on the ground.
THE CYANIDE
It is found best to use only refined or
C. P. cyanide, which is said to be 98 per
cent cyanide of potassium. The old 58
per ci nt article is not uniform and so Is
not satisfactory, and the difference is
not serious, as it takes only two-thirds
as much of the stronger article. It takes
from one-half an ounce to eight and a
half ounces pc r tree, as they range from
six to thirty feet. In using the cyanide,
as much sulphuric acid as cyanide is
used, while the latter is diluted Wll*
I double the amount of water. The fol-
I lowing table Is the one recommended by
.Mr. John Scott, so long the efficient hor
i t(cultural commissioner of Los Angeles
county.
Diameter
<if Tree
Height Through Sulphii
of Tree Foliage Water, ric Acid,
in feet. in feet. fluid oz. fluid oz.
0 4 1 %
s 6 VA IVi
in 8 3(4 2
12 10 3 3
12 14 0 *H
14 14 1" 5
15 lfi 12 6'i
IS lfi 12 6
j 20 16 I" *Mi
I a IS lo VA
24 20 W 8
a; 20 KH BVi
30 20 1"!*
As the cyanide is the same as th? sul
puric acid, that is, one ounce of cyanide
to one fluid ounce of sulphuric acid, I
need not give that. a 9 it. would be simply
reueating the last column. As the cyan
ide costs, by the ton, only about 30 cents
'per pound the expense of fumigatlot ,
! especially when we consider the immense
advantage, need not deter anyone. Mr.
Frank Palmer, who has the care of the
large Seth Richards orchard, has fumi
gated extensively the last few days and
estimates the cost of gassing his trees,
that are about ten or twelve feet high,
to be about 10 cents per tree. Mr. Pal
mer's tents are of S-ounee- and 6',4-ounce
duck. He thinks the lighter the best
and would reduce the weight were he to
get more. His tents cost him $8 to $10
each, but they can be bought now In Los
Angeles much below that cost. The tents
should be bell-shaped, not pointed at the
• top. Mr. Palmer believes that in larg'
tents a %-in.eh hoop might be better than
one made of Vi-inch gas pipe. He a!s>
thinks that the two-piece sheet tent i.=
probably preferable to the ring for trees
. more than twelve feet high, as it Is dlffi
, I cult to get the hoop over the high trees,
i In the use of the sheet tent two upright
, posts with pulleys are used to raise thr
,] sheets which, though double, overlap so
. as to confine the gas.
THE PROCESS
Two men can throw the hoop over the
LOS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER t6, 159?
tree, one places the water and acid and
a fourth, who should be skillful, pains
taking and faithful, puts in the. poison.
An earthen vessel is used. Into this out
party puts the requisite amount of water
ar.d places this under the tree. The tent
is then adjusted, when the superintend
ent raises the side e-f the tent and adds
the sulphuric acid and the cyanide. \
c.ar.g can run from "25 to 40 tents am!
change every forty minutes from one row
to the next, so that is possible tej treat
•105 trees in a single night, if they are not
too large. It is nice to always do the
work at night, as the-trees are likely to
be injured if gassed in sunlight. The
adjusting of the tents is very hard work,
and the cool of th? night is most favorable
to comfort. The iwo men who adjust,
the tents often reek with sweat even In
ihe cool of night time.
TIME TO LEAVE TENTS ON TREES
The usual time to leave- the tents on
the trees is forty minutes. I: has been
usually stated tha; larger trees should be
treated longer. There serins to be no
good reason for this Mr. Frank Palmer
noticed that he did better work on th
large trees, doubtless because the tents
temaineel over the treets for a greater
time. He says the trees do not suffer If
the tents remain for an hour or more, and
tf the gas is used stronger than is usually
recommended. From his few tents—only
twenty-five—it Is not economy to leave
tht» tents longer, but he proposes ;.> se
cure more tents ar.d give the gas a longer
time, which is doubtless very wise.
V ALU A BLE BUG G EST! O N S
From the above we see that gassing
should not cost for trees ten or twelve
feel high more than ten cents per tree;
that is If the tents are owned by ihe per
t son, county or community. It is doubt
ful if the fumlgators who go about to
do this can do It as cheaply as this.
; Again it is not always true that men
j hired do as cateful work as the owner
or a picked man• in the community.
Might not each club have a committee
|on entomology which should thoroughly
| Inform itself in all the details of fumiga
tion, as well as regarding the life his
tory of scale Insects, Stn-h men. if true
and energetic, will be admirable to di
rect all such work. As they belong to
the place they will be interested that
the work be thoroughly performed. I
suggest that this matter be discussed at
clubs and Institutes.
Again it Is probably not wise to fumi
gate until the trees are so seriously at
tacked that they begin lo suffer and
voice l it in the black smutty fungus and
pale foliage. When any trees of a
block show such symptoms it is prob
ably wise tn treat the block. Every
manager of a fumigating outfit should
know how to recognize the live mature
scale, the d-ead scale with eggs under
neath, and the minute young scale on
leaves and green twigs. Then he Will
know when to fumigate and whether the
condition of an orchard make's it best
to gas the trees.
All our olllba should attack this qurs
tion as its merits demand. Mr. Palmer
treated his trees thoroughly and efleci- |
Ively three years ago. This year their
black banner is Hung out and he attacks
the foe again. The state would be
richer by thousands if many would fol
low Mr. Palmer's course.
Notes
Mr. W. C. Fuller, the wideawake agri
cultural editor of the Colton News, has
this to say cf the Southern California
fruit exchange: The exchanges have
sold ISUO carloads <jf fruit and in this im
mense business oi nearly $1, WW, 000 the
only loss ln bud debts was In a transac
tion involving $-46.5. No wonder Mr.
Fuller Is able to say: "There will be an
increase of fruit in the exchange and
tho directors are praised for the able
execution of tlte business entrusted to
their charge." "The sold-dellvercd
method of disposing of the crop has-1
proved the best method of avoiding the I
many misunderstandings and endless]
adjustments of rebates heretofore had j
by the exchange.
It is reported that 31,000 tons of beets
have already been used at the Chino fr.c- i
tory, and 270 carloads of sugar shipped ]
out. Nearly $60,000 have been paid out |
to labor during the past six weeks, ex- ]
elusive of officers' salaries.
At the institutes the question is often
asked, what is the difference between j
beer and cane sugar? There is no dif
ference. Both are cane sugar. If eith
er smells bad or proves different from ■
the normal cane sugar at its best, it Is
simply from lack of proper refinement. :
It is also frequently stated that the beet
sugar is not good to use for canning
fruit. It is stated that the fruit does:
not ke>p well. This complaint was so]
universal that we tried beet sugar ex- j
tenslvely and with perfect success. In
most or many cases where the sugar j
does not keep the boiling was not con- ■
tin.ued long enough or else the can wssi
not sealed air tight.
One of the warmest and most interest'
Ing discussions at the Nordhoff insti
'tute was on forest preservation. It was
stoutly maintained that more forests
should be reserved, especially those in
northern Ventura county, and that
while the pr-tenl regulation that dead
timber might be cut and used was well,
th-? nios' stringent measures should he
taken to prevent setting tires to kill th-.
timber so that it could be- cut.
The following from the Colton News
shows that fumigation is on the war
path in our neighboring county of San
Bernardino:
"Preparations are about completed for
a SxjO'ral fumigation for bla.k scale in
,1--. -.Msi *nd «it the- count v. and will
cover ml the territory that is possible
wtth the lit. tint* fut!i.«n»d iv the
county.
"The estimate of the cost of fumigat
ing orchstdi is as follows: There will
he four gangs of men and tents and (sen
gang can handle 300 trees in a bight, or
ISOO tiecs in a week. They will use four
ounces of cyanide to the tree, or 480
pounds ir, a week, and the four gangs of
men Will fumigate 7200 trees in a week,
using ISOO pounds of cyanide st SOW
cents per pound, $f>4;*. with 3500 pounds
of sulphuric acid at 3 cents per pound,
$10S. There Will be tout foremen at SIS
each per week, and 14 m»ll at }12 per
week, costing for labor $ii4o p-->. week,
or a total of $897 for fumigating 72"»
trees, or for the month it will cost S.ISSS.
ami Ihe four teams of men and te its w ill
fumlgftie 25.500 trees, or about 400
acres."
We note with pleasure' that many of
the local exchanges are re-electing near
ly all the old officers. This shows good
management and appreciation.
The Pacific Rural Press Is very right
in the following regarding the lute
Farmers' Institutes held in Southern
California: "The meetings were attend
ed by Prof. Wlckson, us superintendent
of the university extension movement
in agriculture and Prof. Cook as con
ductor for the counties south of the
Tehacbapi mountains. These gentle
men are experienced in this sort of
work hut the great success of the meet
ings is as much due to the enthusiastic
welcome anel participation of the people
of the southern communities as to any
skill of the promotors.". The laudatory
editorial adds further: "The result was
that each meeting drew its attendance
from many miles and the meeting places
were crowded to overflowing."
We notice that the Rural Press appre
ciates good things, as the last two num
bers are largely composed of Southern
California institute articles.
PURITY CONFERENCE
Will Be Held at Temperance Temple
Next Week
A Purity Conference Will be held at
Temperance Temple on Monday and
Tuesday, September 20th ar.d 21st, under
the auspices of the Los Angeles County
W. C. T. U. and Ihe Mothers' Protective
Council of Los Angeles. The program
will be as follows:
Monday afternoon at I:3o—Devotlonals.
What Our Purity Work Is—Mrs. Hester
T. Griffith.
When and How Shall the Training of
Children Begin?— Carl Sawvell.
Co-operation Between Parents and
Schools—Prof. J. A. Koshay.
The Press and Its Relation to Purity—
Hon. W. S. Mellick.
Normal Drill in Purity Teaching—Dr.
Keilogg-Lane.
What Is Most to Be Desired, a Goodly
Inheritance or Wholesome Environment?—
Mrs. Jeanne Peat.
; Question Itox—Mrs. Mary El. Teats.
Monday cvi sing, s o'clock'—De-votionals.
ii..\v to overcome Inherited Tendencies!
or the Science ol l,ife— Mrs. Mary K. Teats.
Tuesday. l»:30 a. m.—Devotlonals.
Heredity—Dr. Oscar D. Fitzgerald.
Immorality Among Children—Dr. Rachel
Re hi.
Normal Drill in Purity Teaching—Mrs.
Mary E. Teats.
The Proper Education of Young People—
Dr. LoUISS Harvey.
I Sacredness of Parenthood—Dr. Kellogg-
Lane.
Question Box—Mrs. Mary E. Teats,
j Tuesday afternoon, I:3o—Normal Drill ln
j Purity Teaching.
Social Purity—Dr. Finis E. Yoakum.
Divorce—fllshop Montgomery.
| Shall Vice or Virtue Triumph?—W. C.
; Patterson.
' Question Box.
| Tuenday evening. S o'clock—Purity Ser
j mon—Rev. Alfred S. Clark.
The committee in charge of the con
ference Is Mrs. Hester T» Griffith, Mrs.
Mary A.Kenney and Mrs.Sarah L.Long
' streth.
Met Only to Adjourn
The board of trustees of Unity church
met last night to act on Dr. Thomson's
reply to their recall. Nobody had re
ceived any reply, however, and the board
adjourned to meet next Monday night,
when tho resignations of Messrs. New
berry and Pascoe will be acted upon as
well asi Dr. Thomson's letter, which it is
expected will have arrived.meanwhile.
Emerson Revised Up to Date
Hitch your wagon to a Star Pointer.—
Boston Transcript.
ALARMSYSTEM
Plans to Be Prepared for
Police Patrol Boxes
BY THE CITY ELECTRICIAN
STEPS TO ABOLISH THE FALSE
ALARM NUISANCE
City to Intervene in the Southern Pa
cine Injunction Case—Mayor
Snyder in Demand
Low Angeles Is to have a system of
electrical signals for use of the police de
partment as soon as it can be determined
just which of the- several systems to be
had is the best. That much was decide j
at a joint meeting of the board of police
and fire commissioners yesterday morn
ing. How soon the call boxes will be put
up cannot now be stated, as there is a
great deal of work of preparation yet
to be done both with reference to making
the financial arrangements as well as in
the purchase of the system. At the same
meeting it was decided that the city
could not afford to accept the proposition
to furnish such a service made by M. P
Thye, both because the system he pro
posed is not considered as good a one
as Is desired and also for the reason that
a contract for such a service must be
submitted to all who may desire to bid
upon it. In order to be legal. The first
step necessary to secure the needed Im
provement in the-police service, the prep
arations of the necessary specifications,
was ordered by the board and the mat
ter will, upon completion of these, go ti
the council ln order that the necessary
funds may be provided.
The joint session was preside-d over by
Mayor Snyder and was attended by
Messrs. Wells and Kuhrts of the fire com
mission and Councilmen Wyman and
Preuss of the fire' board.. The proposi
tion made by Mr. Thye was read at the
opening of th.c meeting. He agreed for
the sum of $275 per month to furnish th.
city with a complete police signal system
of ten boxes, guaranteed to last two years
and to keep the same in repair for thai
period. The system would be made a
part of the fire alarm system and in part
the same wires would be used. The mat
ter was discussed for nearly an hour by
the members of the boardsand the chiefs
of the police and tire departments. The
objections urged against Thye's system
were numerous, one of the most import
ant .being the necessity of keeping the
tire ami. police signal systems separated
entirely, as any tampering with the tire
service might endanger the city. It wasl
also argued that ten boxes were not
enough to give the service desired and
that Thye did not state what the cost per
month would be for each additional box
Mayor Snyder stated that the letting of
such a private contract would not be
legal and that the proposition could not
be accepted.
Fire Chief Moore slated that the time'
was not far distant when the city would
require an electrical bureau to care for
both police and fire wires and to see that
all buildings are properly wired. He
urged the purchase of a good signal sys
tem, as that would be cheapest ln the end.
Chief of Police Glass pointed, to the need
for the new box circuits. He stated that
the money is now available and all that
was required would be the sanction of
the council in the contract to be madefor
its erection.. It was declared to be the
sense of the meeting that some system of
signals was needed, and on motion City
Electrician Francis was Instructed to
prepare specifications for one. He is
also to give his ideas of just the kind of
system necessary and to estimate Its
probable cost. Whatever Mr. Francis
may have to communicate upon the sub
ject will be considered at another me-et
ing at a date to be decided upon later.
Mr. Thye's proposition was returned to
the council with the endorsement that i;
wsa not considered adequate or practical.
READY FOR ACTION
City's Petition in the S. P. Injunction
Case Soon to Be Filed
The intervening petition of the city of
Los Angeles in the Injunction proceed
ings against the Southern Pacific Rail
road company to prevent the laying of
an additional track along Alameda
street has been about completed. All
that Is needed is the close examination
of the petition as prepared by City At
torney Dunn and the making of such
alterations ln it, if any. that he may
think necessary. The petition will
probably be filed today or tomorrow.
The final hearing of the injunction
proceedings is set in the superior court
for September 24, at which time the rail
road company will endeavor to have set
aside the temporary injunction now In
force preventing its double tracking the
thoroughfare mentioned. The property
owners who are plaintiffs in. the action
will contest the matter as strongly as
possible and if the city's petition is al
lowed to be Hied they will have all the
assistance the city's law department car.
render to prevent the contemplated ac
tion of the company. As yet -the com
pany has expressed no determination
of objecting to the city's becoming a
party to the action by endeavoring to
prevent the receiving of the petition in
court, but such action would cause no
surprise. If this move is made and the
court upholds the objection of the com
pany, the city could secure no standing
In court In the case and the property
owners would have to tight it out alone.
INVITATIONS GALORE
Mayor Snyder's Presence Requested
at Several Public Gatherings
Mayor Snyder has been in receipt of
numerous requests for his attendance
at and participation in public gather
ings during the past few days. The re
quests have been coming so rapidly that
his honor has had to prepare a calender
of the events to come, for hl9 own
guidance and to be certain that he will
miss none of his engagements. This
evening he will attend the celebration of
tho anniversary of the independence of
Mexico and w ill deliver an address. Yes
terday two other invitations were re
ceived by him lo attend other similar
functions. One invitation was from the
members of Ihe several lodges of Odd
Fellows in this city, for him to lake part
in the public reception which is to be
tendered to the delegates to the grand
encampment, I. O. O. F., October 18, at
Turner hall. On this occasion, which
will be the beginning <?f a week of im
portant weirk by the membeis of the
order, there will be musical and literary
exercises. The invitation has been, ac
cepted and Mayor Snyder will offlciallly
welcome the delegates.
Another invitation, which he received
yesterday, was to attend the reception
to he tendered to Gen. Booth-Tucker,
upon the occasion of the visit to Los A
ngeles of that, now distinguished person
age on October 16. This invitation ha:?
also been accepted.
FIRE COMMISSION MEETING
Only Routine Business Transacted
and Little of That
The regular meeting of th? board of
fire commissioners was held yesterday
morning. The session was brief, as only
routine business was transacted. Chief
Moore reported that us the part of the
city from which came the protest against
the drilling of an oil well at Grand ave
nue and Del Monte street is not within
the fire limits that the board there
fore had no jurisdiction. The clerk was
•instructed to so notify the protestants.
The official reports of the semi-annual
inspection and review of the fire de
partment were fiied.
Fire Chl'ef Moore submitted the fol
lowing on lhe subject of false alarms of
lire:
I ask that a requisition for $25 be al
lowed for services In securing evidence
I Notice ... J
i Look Up Your Tickets i
| I
| No. 6685 wins the Watch |
No. 6329 wins the Wheel f
Slf not called for in 60 days, either or both will be given to the
News and Working; Boys' Home
& <|
I Oct. 2-W_ e -jjL v - c Away x Genuine Diamond I
_____ i
Eagleson & Co. 4
X vWen's Furnishing Goods 112 South Spring St. X
against the persons turning in false
alarms of fire, and would ask that pa
rents be requested to warn their chil
dren against so doing, as it is not only
expensive and demoralizing, but also
extremely dangerous, for while the de
partment Is responding to a false alarm
there is great liability of an actual Are
occurring In another and remote portion
of their districts, thereby delaying the
companies and preventing prompt serv
ice. Most ot the alarms ate turned in
by small boys whom I find to be more
mischievous than vicious, and believe
the practice can be broken up by the
co-operation and assistance of the pa
rents.
The recommendations were adopted
and the requisition asked for was al
lowed.
J. B. Sloan, a callman of the No. 4 en
gine company, who had been reported to
the board for having missed several
alarms of Are, appeared and explained
his absence by saying that he drove a
laundry wagon and at all times could
not hear the fire bells He had not
tnißsed any fires em which his company
worked and had a good record. Chief
Moore was directed to reprimand him
and caution him to be more careful In
future.
Application of Don R. McDonald and
F,. C. Hodie for positions as callmen,
and that of John McGuire for a position
as fireman were filed. The board then
adjourned
OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE
Fall Term Opening Exercises at St.
Vincent's Hall
Occidental college opened yesterday
morning in its temporary quarters at St.
Vincent's hall. Rev. A. A. Dinsmore, D.
D.. president of the board of trustees,
made a statement as to th,' plans of the?
colli ge, saying that the deed for the new
campus at Highland park had been re
ceived and that work on the building
woulel be* be gun as soon as possible. Miss
S. I. Morgan and Miss .Mice Maxson
furnished music and the following visit
ors look part in the exercises: Rev. W.
S. Young. Mr. W. H. Kelso, Rev. Messrs.
D R. Colmery, Carlos Bransby, H. W.
Crabbe. H. A. Lewis, E. S. Far and Ng.
Poo n Chm.
East Side Notes
Ciare Overholtzer is at San Diego for
a short visit with friends.
Mrs. G. W. Gray has gone to San
Francisco for an extended visit with
friends.
Mrs. J. E. White will have a hand
some two-story residence erected soon
on JohttSOn street.
Robert Goss, who has been visiting
friends, left yesterday for Lockwood.
valley, his home.
Mrs. Best of South Chestnut strejt
is very ill.
The young people of the Christian"
church were entertained Tuesday even-
fing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Adcock
of Hawkins street.
The Sunday school teachers of the
Christian church gathered at the home
of their pastor, Rev. L. O. Ferguson,
Tuesday evening, devoting the time to
the preparation of the coming Sabbath
lesson.
T. A. Gunn of San Francisco is spend
ing some weeks visiting his sister, Mrs.
G. C. Altar and Mrs. C. C. Smith.
Mr. and Mrs, William H. Krieger of
123 Lecouvreur street entertained a
number of friends Monday evening in
honor of the fifteenth anniversary of
their marriage.
Dr. D. Cave, dentist, rooms 207-210 Lutik
ershim block.

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