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NAMES THE SAME BOARD OF WORKS COUNCIL DELAYS CONFIRMING APPOINTMENT Mayor McAleer Submits List Includ ing John R. Matthews, C. O. Winters and E. T. Perkins Mayor McAleer yesterday sent the names of tho new board of public works to the city council for confirm ation. The personnel of the board is the same thnt tho mayor suggested several months ngo, John It. Matthews, 0. O. Winters find Kdwln T. Perkins. The council had expected that these men would bo named and received the mayor's message with no further com ment than to refer it to tho committee of the whole. "When will the committee of the wholo meet to consider this uoard?" nskerl one of the councllmcn. - "Whenever the spirit moves." said Mr. Blanchard. who wan acting as president of the council In the ab sence of Theodore Summerland. This action of referring the question to a committee of the. wholo without a definlto date for settlement, was taken to mean that the members of the council are not highly favorable to the mayor's nominees. When the mayor suggested, some time ago, that this would probably be his choice for a ! board of public works, there were members of tho council so opposed to It as to declare, that they would do what they could to hold up tho con firmation until such a time as the per sonnel of the board was satisfactory. ■ The charter amendment that provides for the board also provides that the board shall be officially Inaugurated •January 1. .'•;.; The council is also tied up by a res olution that the board of public works must have one member who Is a rep resentative of the labor unions. Hough ton forced this resolution through the council at a time when other members wero napping, and several have since Mated that they regretted their silent acquiescence, but that it now is a record in the ininutos and they do not know how to sidestep it. Members of the council stated yester day that the mayor had agreed to send in another list of names if this one did not meet with the noprova.l of thfi council, but that ho was anxious to learn the council's reasons for refusing their confirmation. WATER BOARD HEARS REPORT Auditor Says Financial Condition of Department Is Unusually Satisfactory ' The board of water commissioners lis tened to the annual reports of tho aud itor and superintendent and approved them at a meeting held yesterday after noon in the committee rooms on South Hill street.' The auditor reported that the financial condition la much better than that of last year and stated there la good profit in tho treasury for the last fiscal year ending November 15. The superintendent's report was a lengthy one and showed that the ln ptallment of meters has been n. means of saving a great volume of water. During the year 6300 meters have been installed, making a total of over 8000 now in use. He also stated that the pumping stations put Into service have been of. value in increasing the supply of water. The board submitted these reports to the city council with a short com munication, stating that their full re port could not be given on account of some of the deals Involving Owens river property not having been com pleted. ; Bids for 36-Inch and 30-inch riveted sheet steel pipes were presented and opened and referred to the supply com mittee. The contract for these pipes was let to the lowest bidder, the Lacy Manufacturing company. The bids were $3.32 per foot for 7500 feet of 36 inch pipe and $2.72 per foot for 5000 feet of 30-inch pipe. ■ A communication was read which had been submitted by the Maclay Rancho Water company, asking for water rights across . the San Gabriel forest for a reservoir and water ditch in Pacoima canyon. The board decided to refuse ti grant such privileges at present. REAL ESTATE ACTIVE Nearly 200 Lots Sold In Hollywood Tract — Purchase of Acreage by Syndicate W. G. Griffith, manager of the llealty Trust company, has purchased for a local syndicate from Edward Lewis Baker «. thirteen-acre trnct on the corner of Plummer street and Wilson avenue, tho consideration being $30,000. The tract, •which is nicely located, Is provided with ample water supply and it will be subdivided and improved In a high class manner. The Healty Trust company 'will handle the property. The beautiful lots In Grlder & Hamil ton's Hollywood tract are going rapidly. Thus far about 200 lots have been sold. Sunday the sules uggregated 183 at $100 to $850 each, the total being $91,600. The lota are 50x130 feet and 00x135 feet. This tract is a part of tho Oower estate and extends trom Sunset boulevard to Santa Monica boulevard and from Gower street to I-lartford avenue. Hollywood tract Includes 340 lots. A purchase of acreage in the Cahuen- Ku valley, that is said to be intended for subdivision, has been mude by W. Oi Thornton. He bought from Charles l'addock sixty acres in Hanctio La Urea for $90,000. Tho land is located about a mile south of Colegrove. Pleads Guilty to Larceny Charge ■Huymond Vulardo, t-harßed with giund lurceny, wus allowed to plead guilty to ii ehurt'o of petit lurceny be fore Judge Smith hi (k'p'iiliuiiit one of the superior court yesterday, und wus Hcntoui-ed to ulna iimntlis' linpilson m'ont lit the county jail. Try to Raise Locomotive All effort will bo inudu on AVednosduy to raine the Kiilita Fe luroinotlvu Which fell tliruiiKli whui-f No. 1 ul JU-dondo mi Novimiilht -I. All the net-eßrtiii-y en i;ltieH jmil liiiplcnienta neeiliul are ready. Uivcis will bu sont to Kihloiulo todu'y. Los Angeles Herald. SANTA CLAUS BEGINS EARLY TO MAKE HIS CHRISTMAS PURCHASES STORES FILLED WITH EAGER BUYERS Shoppers Seek Gifts Calculated to Fill Loved Onea With Joy— Chi I. dren Bhow Maximum of Enthusiasm The very spirit of Christmas Is visible In the eyes of most of the hunters after the desirable who throng the stores nt Ihls «r>aaon. A seeker after typos of the race could do no better than to stand In the doorway of the large department stores. Tho whole gamut of possibilities Is run every half hour. Old men and women with benignant faces go to buy their pet grandchildren a longwl-for toy. Wives socking for something that "he" will like and hus bamlg searching with an equal amount of eagerness for a present that will please "her" mny be seen In mul titudes. Tiny tots making their selections for tho edification of Santa Claus run about with wondering eyes, awed by the tinsel magnificence of the toy sec tion. Others, a little older, who know nil abount Santa, look scornfully nt tho smaller ones and titter words which. If heard, might mean disenchantment. Little girls stare with covetous eyes nt the cook stoves "just like mamma has," In which real fires can be made, "and the^moko comes out of the chlm- Christmas Trade Is Excellent I Tho mechanical section of the toy department has a particular fascina tion for tho small boy. Ho gazes at the marvels of tho clockwork automobile and makes technical explanations of tho mechanism to his fellow-lookeror. that are amusing to a degree. At the different stores In town it was said that the Christmas trade this sen son is much better than ever before. At Hamburgers the manager said: "The Christmas trade began a little late this year, but now things are on with a rush. We have had twice as much trade this year as we ever had before and every one of our salesmen is constantly busy. We put on an im mense force of extra help, but we could use a hundred morn men right now. PLAN ENTERTAINMENT FOR EASTERN SCRIBES VISITING NEWSPAPER MEN WILL BE WELCOMED Interesting Points In Southern Cali fornia Will Be Seen by Guests of Salt Lake Road's First Los An. geles Limited Train T. C. Peck, assistant general passen ger agent of the Salt Lake railroad, left yesterday for Salt Lake City to accompany the party of thirty eastern newspaper correspondents who will ar rive In Los Angeles next Wednesday on the first "Los Angeles limited" train that will make the journey from Chicago to the coast. Arrangements aro being made to en tertain the visitors during thetr four days' stay in the Angel City and they will be the guests of the Salt Lake, Pacific Electrics company and various other corporations. Local newspaper men will be the hosts at two dinners. The newspaper men left Chicago on December 17 at 10:30 p. m. over thu Northwestern rnllroad and yesterday crossed the fertile plains of lowa and Nebraska and the ranges of Wyoming. Today they -will arrive in Salt Lake City over the Union Pacific and will leave there at 4:15 p. m. over the Salt Lake. The party will arrive in Riverside at 3:25 p. m. December 20 and will leave the train for a drive through that city and through the orange groves as th* guests of the Riverside chamber of commerce. They will have dinner at the Glenwood inn as the guests of the proprietor. F. A. Miller. They will leave there on a special parlor car train for Los Angeles and are sched uled to arrive here at 8:45 p. m. They will go to the Angelus hotel Immedi ately upon their arrival. At 3 a. m. December 21 the party will leave for Mount Lowe on a spe cial electric car provided with the compliments of the Paciflo Klectrlc railway. The return to Pasadena will be made In time for lunch at Ilotei Maryland as the guests of the man ager, D. M. Llnnard. The Pasadena board of trade will provide convey ances for a drive about the city, after which the party will board a special electric car for Monrovia, San Ga briel mission and Baldwin's ranch. A stop will be made at the ostrich farm, which will be thrown open to the party. They will return to Los Angeles in the evening in tim« for a dinner given at the Jonathan club by the local news paper men. The Salt Lake road will furnish a special parlor car to take the news paper men to Long Beach on the morn ing of the 22d. Upon their arrival there on automobile rldo and a lunch eon will ; be given by the Long Beach board of trade. They will leave Long Beach at noon for San Pedro and will board a special steamer immediately upon their arrival for passage to Cat allna provided by tho Wilmington Transportation company. The govern ment breakwater will bo inspected en route. The steamer is due to arrive at Avn lon ut 3 p. in. A visit to the marine gardens will be mado In glass bottom boats ii ml also to the aquarium and to Hotel Metropolis They will remain at tho Island until tho morning of the 23d, when the return to San Pedro win be made. From there they will go to Verdugo park, where a bullshead breakfast, Spanish style, will be served at noon by the Los Angeles chamber of commerce. In the evening Los Angeles newspaper men will be tho hosts at a dinner at the California club. The party will be given a tallyho ride about Los Angeles on the morning of the 24th by the Salt Lake Transfer company. They will board a train at (hi.- Suit Lake station at 2:45 p. m. for tho return trip to Chicago. The ofllciuls of tin; ro i.l promixi) them a surprise In thi> evening, which will probably be souvenirs of Haul hern California. Tim party will consist of the follow ing men: New York— Li-Blle's Weekly. 11. F. TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 19, 1905. The crowd this woek l« different from thnt of thfl last two weeks. Thl« Is a buying crowd. Nearly every person who conios into thn store now goes out with a bundle, while lost week and tho week beforo they camo In to look around." Mullon A Bluett ore hnvlng nn un precedented Christmas "ale. according to the assertion of A. H. Mullen. He said: "Sales are almost double the nmount nf any preceding Christmas week. Wn have doubled the force of clrrka nnd still thore are timed when the customers have to wnlt for some tlmfi. I rlon't see how business could be hotter." J. 11. Lane & Co.. through th* man ager, also commented on the manner In which the Irmlc Is flowing In at thf present tlmo. The malinger said; "If wo complained of the way that the people are buying now we would either be vary greody or very foolish. No complaint Is possible. We are selling more goods of bettor quality than we ever did beforo." People Seek Good Values At the Fifth street sore conditions wero much tbo. sumo. Mr. Rteele, one of tho three proprietors, said: "People are buying less trnsh this year thnn thoy have slnco I have been connected with a department stnro. They are spending their money most llbernlly, but they care more for value, It soems, than ever lioforo. We are having lnrgor crowds every »lny than we can handle and I believe that wo would have just as Inrgo crowds proportionately If we had throe times the space we now oc cupy." At Coulter's the same conditions socmorl to nbtnln. One of the floor walkers Bald: "It scorns quoer, but there aro fowor Hhopllftors this year than there have beon slnco I can re momhor. We liavo only found one ot two this wholo soasnn nnd wo have not caused the arrest of them for the reason that it would be too much trouble to prosecute thotn. As to the business that we aro doing now, I can only say that I have never soon any thing like It In my life. Booming Is a weak word to upply to tho condi tions. ;• .; ■•;, "Wo find It almost Impossible to get enough salesmen to fill the positions that wo have vacant. There nro lots of unskilled clerks on the market that would bo glad enough to got a position, but experienced salespeople are rnn\ From what I have seen T do not think that Christmas will bo followed by tho usual period of deadly depression this year. Things seem favorable for a continuation of good business." Beardsley: Tribune, .Tam^s F. Dor rance; Times, M. ttclniylcr; Press, Vic tor Smith. Pittsburg— Dispatch, John O'Donnell: Leader, J. M. Huzlett; Telegraph and Gazette, Theodore Boioo. Indianapolis— Star. H. F. Guthrle. Chicago— Record-Herald. S. C. An drus; American, AY. S. Brons; Railway Age, F. \V. Lane: Railway and Engi neering Review. W. St. Campi speolm correspondent. 11. 11. Little; W. i:>avis, George Ade. J. M. Glenn, D. Swobe. Cleveland — Plain Dealer, A. E. Mc- Kee. Cincinnati — Commercial Tribune, J. L. Steele; Times Star. M. Strauss; Scripps-Mcßae, IT. W. Brown. Minneapolis — Tribune, J. A. Arnold. St. Paul— Dispatch, J. W. Hawks. Dcs Moines— Register and Leader, Garden Cowles. St. Louis— Post Dispatch, TV. A. Chamberlain. Kansas City — Journal, W. Barnes; Star, J. N. Steele. Omnha— Press Bureau, T. It. Porter. Denver— News, C. H. Poole; Times, A. U. Mayfield. Cheyenee — Press Bureau, G. S. Walker. HEAR OF MISSING SON Rev. and Mrs. Frank Frame of Pasa. dena Clear Up Mystery of Tele, phone Message Mystery connected I with the tel ephone message received less than a week ago by Rev. and Mrs. Frank Frame of Pasadena regard ing the disappearance of their son Wilbur, who has not been seen by his parents since early in Septem ber, was cleared up yesterday when Rev. Mr. Frame met and conversed with Harry L. Kent, who had told them of their son. On the day of their son's disappear ance Rev. and Mrs. Frame became in volved in trouble with two persons who had beon rooming at their house. The Infuriated roomers were ejected from tho Frame house and they swore vengeance against the minister and his wife. That evening Wilbur, a lad of 19 years, but inclined to be simple, asked permission to leave his home to hear a band concert. The permission was readily granted and the lad left. As the hours progressed and the lad did not return, the Frames became wor ried. The case was placed In the hands of the police, but to no avail. It was then that the minister began to sus pect his former tenants. According to a Fullerton liveryman, Wilbur Frame worked as a bootblack near the livery stable for a month and the night that he left, saying that he was going to Lou Angeles, ho told Kent that he was the son of Rev. Mr. Frame of Pasadena and that he was wantei at home. Kent accounts for the boy's strange actions by his weak mind. CHARGED WITH HORSE THEFT Joe Martinez, Under Arrest, Alleged to Have Taken Fine Animal From Ranch Joe Martinez, charged on several coutitH with having: stolon cattle and horses from Xl Monte, whh Identified nt the county jail yeHterday as the man who In churned with steulliiß v fine black horse from tho 101 Cuslno ranch ut Covinu several months iigo. Martinez Is tillered to have Bold the animal for J55 to a horse dealer, who later Bold the horse for $200. Itf-cuuso of the number of similar trudeH In Loa Angeles recently tlie dis trict attorney Ima issued an order that unleHS Boine settlement Is inu.de be tween the loonl buyers and the original owners regarding v proper compensa< tion for the loHses of tho horttea proao cutions will follow. Gets Divorce for Desertion An Interlocutory decree of divorce was grunted .Mrs. Mathilda ilurtmuu from Henry W, Hart man by Judge Trunk In department four of. the »u peflor court yesterday. The charge wa« ili'HiTtion anil (hi- siiikll property in volved was given tv lliu unman. MARRIED LIFE FULL OF WORRY HUSBAND SAYS WIFE WAS JEALOUS Declare! He Showed Her Every Item Of Hit Own Personal Expendi tures, but That She Refused to Believe Him Alleging thnt ■ his wife's jcnlousy caused him great humiliation and worry, Ocorge M. Clover, a Los An gelns salesman, yesterday petitioned Judgo Wilbur of department eight of the superior court to grant him a de cree of divorce from Mrs. Mary A. Clover, According to Clover's statements oti the witness stand yesterday, his mnr rled life had been filled with trials and worry. As he told tho details of his marital disturbances his head wus bent In sorrow and his voice was husky. "We were married In Shelby county, Tnd.," ho siild. "That was thirty-two yoarsnpci and for seventeen years my life was 11 happy one. Hut my wlfn became Jealous of me and no matter what I illd Kho accused me of every act of domestic infelicity sho could think of. "All my life I hiive made about $100 a month und of that amount I gavn regularly for the support of my wife and children $70. Hut that was not -enough, and Hfter my wife started hor pf-rporutimix my ]|fo was a constant, misery. Wo had tiuarrels for break fast, dinner mid mippor and at lust out of sheer desperation I secured h position as traveling salesman. I whs absont from nomo Just as much us possible, for whenever 1 got In tbo linuse there wus trouble on hand wait ing for me. My wife then started t.ci accuse mo of traveling with women companions and nllegod that 1 mado one transcontinental trip with a nurse, when as ;i matter of fact I was with my slstor and my wife. know it, for my sister spout mine weeks at my home. "It gdt so at last that I was com pelled to make an account of every cent I spent and even that did not satlKfy her. I produced every Item of my laundry bill and the receipts there of and my cigar bill and every little, expense I had and added Hip list up and showed her how it tallied pnch month with tho Hmount I hart saved for myself, but still she didn't believe me and necu*i'd me of getting money eomewhore else- and lavishing it on women. "When I was nt homo she continu ally demanded morn money aud said that lot 3 oi' other women dropped bet trr than sho did and that she would BEGINNING @&J& /% A OUR DELIVERY | Tiircn*vTnfc tT UrfM&fTffrflfl iWJTbfltf ■ >** SFRVTCF TS ii IUESDAI THIS 3dvrjf^f\rtC^.ii4\t I \iksY JllA 0 slkvill la «, THIS WEEK Vs^ Package Promptly I This "Memorable Tuesday" Better Than Ever | As this is the last week of Santa Claus' annual visit and his friends have been here in such goodly numbers, we desire to especially ♦ emphasize "Memorable Tuesday" this week with some exceptional merchandise values. This store is thoroughly heated by £ '< steam at all hours, and you will find morning shopping most comfortable and convenient. + HOLIDAY SALE OF WATCHES --~*Tr-| 5? Priced at a Third to a Half Less than Exclusive Jewelry Stores <|p> I A^^iK Our Now York buying organization purchased Iho entire surplus watch stock oi Adolph Schwab ut New York jd£S§&. Z AT l?siv t-ity, and shipped them to U3 by express for tho purpose of a bis holiday sale. They are high grade watches /f\B/^\ ♦ Sf - ((^Sn for men or ■women, plain or engraved. lur*\. % B $100.00 meiVs solid gold, thin model. /1» / m -p/y $65.00 women's solid gold diamond set, (]» / l /< > P?A l*?*^ 1 Huttß '? \b>s4&foy hunting case, full jewel, Sfil S\\ Kl « ia movement, lull J>ZZ..MI Wf/T\zpj * \fas%%/ Klgln watches at «PUI»UV jewel watches «P^W«CH/ % sua&r $75.00 men's solid gold, thin model. ■d»i r A A *25.00 ; - women's 20-ycar H-karat (J» 1C A A * § hunting ease. 17 jewel \d.^ 1 11 1 Klgln movement , X I !V 1 11 1 j»— •* T Elgin watches at yJ^U»\J\J watches at «|/»u»w >®? "1 $25.00 men's 20-year. 14 karat /ft 1 m g\£\ $-'0.00 women's Imported 11-Jewel -t^v lfT -'.T guarantesd case Klgln \IS 1 11 1 f:olld sold case watches, \U JMI j^S^^S. watches at, choice «PIU»UI/ choice..' ipS»%J\J /f/^^^K % $15.00 men's 20-year guaranteed case /ft/x n r 51000 women's fancy silver inlaid ti* A (\C i llfi^ ir 2hjY\\ T Klgin watches; also sterling silver, MTU VK K<>l<l and enamel watches. SiA UK lUtt ifsS&jJJ ♦ 7-Jcwel, tilin model «P7 • I*J at, (-.lolee <\J~K»/U \X\#aß^/ X $30.00 men's newest model 20-year <ft t 1 r"A $"-50 boys' sun metal, thin A') AP X guaranteed Klgin watches itlsSll model, full Jewel S.~iV.S C^ ♦ at, choice %JlO»tJ\J watches V?%J»SK/ -* <v T Our Boys' Clothing Department is Our Pride f And the Mecca to Which All Los Angeles Mothers Turn t In nothing do we exercise greater caution or judgment than in selecting our boys' clothing. Jt has become a familiar fact with | the mothers of Los Angeles city and county that Hamburger's have the best assortments and the best tjualitics of boys' clothing in >,v, v the city, and prices arc at least one-fourth lower than elsewhere. We always make it a condition that every boy's suit or overcoat + purchased of us that docs not wear to your expectations will be cheerfully exchanged for another. This is a concession that | no other local store ever makes. T Little Gents' $4.00 Suits <K? &Z $i Boys' "Buddy Tucker" Suits CJ7 CA J — - Jcvt =^ ■ — ■ - — -1= t^f •Uv Z Tretty suits in military, Norfolk style for little boys .} /^f^ffej Tllc st - vlc of Mlit niacI ° * amous h y tnc K rcat cartoonist, •* to 8 years; have monogram on sleeve; arc finished J/^y'^^^K "Outcault"; and arc the most popular today for boys 4 9 with brass monogram buttons and the materials are /fjtJjSft j i fpfisj I to I2 )' cars ; are m i»l ol ' s « and military Norfolk styles, '%[ good serviceable tweeds, in all the wanted colors, and k^JJ : J ■•'■'lfjilfi'j i| an<l tllc materials arc all-wool serges in blue and brown; ▼ every suit thoroughly well made and up to the " ; '«t||(iij'i % trimmed with brass monogram buttons and finished 5 minute in style. wHI-'-I'lti r with braids; very finest workmanship and perfect in fit. Boys' $6.00 School Suits $4.95 2°^ $7 - 00 Long Overcoats $4 # ()§ | Of all-wool cheviots and tweeds, in double-breasted ikJP \EJ Full length raglan style qvercoats, of all-wool tweeds : 5, coat style; sizes yto 16 years; the coats lined with I W $|j ' 1l K ra . v ()r brown; have belted back ; are double-breasted *: serge and Italian cloth; the pants have double seals j I l*<j style and lined with Italian cloth; sizes Bto i(> years; ♦ . and knees. These suits will stand the roughest usage j J are made with as much attention to tit aud finish as over- ♦ of the sturdiest school boy and arc good enough for r j F\ coats for adults, and cannot be duplicated! in oilier J;. the finest dress wear of any boy. 1M %s\. stores under $7.00. SI'A.OND FLOOR. J' iniiM»tt»«miii imiii »i»ittiiiriiiiii>nMni«M»iiiiuirMiiiMmnMiinn«giii 11 mrnmn» imit iiiiipiii^ilii*iiMiiMiW'"ii>rtt'niM»i><OTiai'iiiM')iit>>allßttaiMMaairiH CITY ENGINEER LEARNS THAT OLD AUTO CAN BREAK SPEED LIMIT City Engineer Harry Stafford Is through with politics, now and for ever. When one of the highest salaried officials In tho city's employ only has half a "pull' 1 with the pollen It Is lime to retire to private life. Is the opinion that Mr. Stafford was mournfully ex pressing to sympathetic friends at the city hall yesterday. He wns haled before Police Judge Chambers yesterday morning and fined $10 of his own, not city money, for ex ceeding the speed ordinance in ono of tho city's automobiles. The usual tine la $2"., levied according to a recommen dation passed by the city council a few weeks ago, but the fact that Mr. Stnf ford wasn't running very much faster than tho law allows saved tho city engineer $15 for Christmas present*. The arrest wns made Saturday after noon on Pasadena avenue as Mr. Staf ford wns returning from luncheon at his home to his office In the city hall, Had Mr. Stafford been content to fol low the example of other city ofllcinlH and tako Saturday afternoon for a half holiday, he declares, there would have been no occasion for the arrest and ho still would have had that $10 In his northwest trousers pocket. But, no, he Is a glutton for work nnd prepares have to have more money for cl'ithrf. Even during my short stays at my home hup. would generally go out In the ovenliifl; and bn gone some time. When sh« was at the house hlir quar reled with mo so that I would go to bed early and cover up my head nnd the. next morning I would got up nnd snoak out of the house, buy my break fast nt a restaurant and start out on the road. "On several occasions sho has curbed me and vllllfird me and called me ter rible nnmcH In the presence of com pany at our homo until a year ngo, when I could stand it no longer and left her." Judge Wilbur granted nn Interlocu tory dfiPi-eu of divorce upon hearing corroborative evidence. ACT ON GARBAGE CONTRACT Board of Public Works Goes Hungry to Look Over Bids— McClure and McGulre Favored The members of tho board of public works, who had overlooked tho fitct that last Friday was the rrgular day for thfl meeting of tho board mid. consequently failed to put In an appear ance, yesterday went without their lunches to look over tho bids submitted for garbage wagons and recommended to the council, at the afternoon smssion, thnt S. McClure and H. J. MeOulre bo awarded, the contract. This firm agrees to furnish the? wagons and teams for $40 a month for each outfit, of which thirty will bo used. The time f°r the contract to go Into effect was not specified, but it Is ex pected that the contractors will be allowed sufficient time to secure the wagons und the time will be specified in the contract. ordinances for street Improvements Saturday afternoon while the other city officials click the little Ivory balls around the billiard table. The motorcycle mounted police made the arrest, nnd according to Mr. Staf ford's version of the affair were more surprised than he was when they learned whom they had captured. "I was bowling along Pasadena boulevard at whnt 1 thought was an easy clip when 1 saw the two officers following mo." said Mr. Stafford. "It never occurred to me that they were timing me. but lifter about a. mile of tho chase they rode up In front of me and told me to stop ns I was running twenty-one miles an hour and exceed ing tho speed limits. You could have knocked them down with a feather when they saw who I whs and that it wns as much of a surprise to me, for I never believed that old tub could make more than eighteen miles an hour, pushed to Its hardest. I'll have more respect for It now that It hiis cost me $10 to learn that It can go twenty-one miles an hour. Hut I was nrrested all right and this morning I went up be loro Judge Chambers and paid my fine like a little man. I might have been exceeding the speed limit, but 1 didn't know It." BIBLE SOLVED BY HISTORY Dr. R. G. Moulton Says Critics Find Aid in Studying the Scriptures "Do not understand mo as railing against history, for we could as well rail against the multiplication table as high history," said Dr. R. O. Moulton of Chicago university yesterday morn- Ing at St. Paul's pro-cathedral. The Methodist mislstcrs adjourned their meeting- to listen to the uddrPHs of Dr. Moulton. There was a large con gregation asldo from the clergymen. "Critics often rely on history In soH'- Ing the Bible," said the. speaker, "but if their starting points are wrong they have but little foundation from which to work." Dr. Moulton dwelt on the'dlffercnt In terpretations of the Bible and its criti cisms. Ho illustrated many points of Interest in his forceful manner of re citing passages of scripture in their different phases. Ho Bald that many from tlifir lank of Bible knowledge did not associate the familiar hymn, "Nearer, My tsod. to Thee," with that of Jacob's dream. The speaker urged the point of thoroughly studying the re vised version of the Bible. Committed to Insane Asylum Uy order of tho Insanity commission in Judge Conrey's department of the superior court yesterday Julia G. Patch and James Chapman were committed to the state asylum at Patton. Mrs. Patch came hero from Chicago. The woman was suffering from the hallu cination that she mid all her family were In tho depths of hadps. Chapman Is an old soldier from Sawtelle. He imagined he wns the Diety and held a half of the earth in each hand. City News Section SICK AND INSANE ARE SENT HERE LOS ANGELES FORCED TO CARE FOR INDIGENT County Hospital Authorities Say That Other Cities and States Use This as Dumping Ground— lnstance of Asylum Patient As a good place to dump their Indi gent nick Loa Angeles mem* to hold high favor in the eyea of the charity authorities of other cities. From nil pnrts of the rountry they aro sent, the majority of them hopelessly 111, arriving hero penniless to becomo 41 burden upon already overcrowded charitable institutions. Many such are being cared for at tho county hospital today, who legally have no right to aid from this county, tho law requiring a year's residence beforn a person lx entitled to public charity. Insano persons nro shipped out of other states In the samo way. W. H. Kleloy, nn inmato of tho insane ward ut tho county hospital In a lucid In terval yesterday, told how ho waa re leased from the Insane Hsylum of Phoenix, Arlj!., to coma to Los Angeles. Klcley said he had been twice com mitted to the Phoenix asylum for. tho Insane. The last time, so he say», tho superintendent told him ho would bn released if ho rould get money enough to pay his fare out of tho state. A brother of the instinn man advanced $*iO and Kieley was HRnt to Los Angeles, only to be taken up a short time after his arrival here, a few days ugo, and committed to the county hospital. All the authorities can do with him there Is to nend him on to Highlands, thus to becomo 11 charge, upon this state. Dr. D. Ci Barber of tho county hon pital speaks In terms of strong condem nation for tho public officials in other places, who aro responsible for this state of affairs. "Common humanity demands that wo tako caro of thoßO who are desti tute and Blck," ho said, "but It is not right that, the other cities of tho coun try should send their sick paupers to be a burden 011 the' public of this sec tion." Talks of Christmas "Holly and Rue," or Christmas, its use» an'l abuses, was the subject mt an interesting address given yesterday by Rev. Robert J. Burdetta at a meet ing of the 13bell club. To tho eastern visitor Mr. Burdelto declared that litre sho will see the real Christmas. It is not the Christmas of ice and t=now, but the clear, bluo sky, and the bright sunshine that should be con sidered the real Christmas, for • thin was the Christmas of Palestine, ■ said the speaker.