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Population of Los Angeles 201,249
Christmas day was about ns tame
as Christmas five was lively. But it
was a Bight liapplor.
Captain Taggart, of whisky drlnkln»
nnd divorce fame, Is In Teorla. Prob
ably wanted to be near the base of
' Kmployes of Willie Hearst nre to
furni-h him vfth ». banquet this even
ing. II« should riiise their wuges In
acknowledgment of the compliment.
• Now Yorkers last year spent $54,000,
000 In five-cent street car fares, exclu
sive of ns much or more In ten-cent
nnd commutation fares. That's going
] Wouldn't it be well for the express
companies to hire a few extra wagons
and men, and deliver a few thousands
of the Christmas packages they have
on hand? Another Christmas will be
Along In a few months.
I If the city council insists on creating
the office of "Inspector of reinforced
'concrete" we hope it will allow him to
inspect. We don't wnnt any more
special legislation such as the council
gave the public In the case of the
[ The movement on the part of the
city council to prevent spitting on the
sidewalk should meet with instant co
operation from the police department.
For a time, the nuisance seemed t<»
have abated, but of late it has grown
worpe, and public health demands ag
. With ?3,n00,000 locked up in City
Treasurer Workman's strong box, and
no deficit In the city's finances, why
is it 4 that' Mayor McAleer favors the
issuing of bonds to build a city jail?
Must we have a bond Issue for every
little expenditure? If so, there is
something wrong with our municipal
(The official count of the vote cast
in New York city for mayor was com
pleted yesterday as follows: For He-
Clellan, Democrat, 228,397; for Hearst,
anti-Democrat, 224,929, giving to Mr.
HcClellan a clear and unquestionable
plurality of 3465. No comment on the
hullabaloo raised by Hearst is neces
The Redlands Citrograph estimates
the citrus fruit crop of that district at
3100 ears and the probable shipments of
the entire crop in the southland at 25,
000 cars. Growers are receiving higher
prices this season, a fact which they
attribute to a smaller output but which
the buyers say is due to better and
Suppose it does cost Los Angeles
$36,000,000 to build the big Owens river
aqueduct, as the consulting engineer
estimates? And suppose it does re
quire eight, years to build it? The re
sult will be worth many times the
cost and the aqueduct will pay for
itself without taxing the people a
dollar. Los Angeles can take care of
this enterprise without any trouble.
What has become of that ngreed case
which was handed to the supreme
court for speedy decision six months
ago respecting the bonds issued by Los
Angeles for school building purposes?
By the tlmo a decision is had we will
be confronted with another emergency
nnd another bond issue. Some day
there will be a law requiring courts
to give decisions within thirty days
after cascß are submitted.
If contractors are constructing and
placing lire escupes in violation of the
«lty ordinances, as developed yester
day In tho triul of Fire Inspector
lloriarlty, tho law should bo quick to
correct the error. It is a question of
tha safety or rescue of human lives
from imminent peril, and wo leniency
■hould be extended to thoso who do
not comply with the legal require
ments, or with thoae derelict in the
discharge of official duty.
A. C. True, director of United States
agricultural experiment stations, advo
cate* the teaching of agriculture In
the publlo schools. This may be and
13 a valuable suggestion for country
pchoola, but it would ttisurediy be out
of place In the crowded city school cur
riculum. If Mr, True means to apply
his suKKestiou to all public- Kchoola.
then the doctor* might as well'iu*iat
on a medical course, the purveyors on
in engineering coumo and bo on ad In
: flnltuin. Our tichool* are uhvady I iu
tumbered with much specialized team-
ONLY ONE PLACE TO LIVE
On a MAlftry of $20 to $30 a week,
flcordlng to Publlo Opinion, a man In
New York city has a hard time liv
ing In nnjr sort of decency. On nueh
ft nalary the dream of a home for two
la Impossible. The barest sort of ex
istence, eked out In a prune-nnd
breakffl»t-food boardlnjr 'house, In n
miserable hnll bedroom, costs $15 per
week, and that loaves little for any
thing else, nnrl nt least $6 enr fare per
month Is Imperative, us no one can
live near his work.
If he live In Brooklyn, the Bronx or
Jersey, he may secure, quarters a little
better, but nt the expenfle of double
car fare. A cottage with his own door
yard, even a flat with the woes of n
Janitor, are out of the purview of his
How different It Is Tn Los Angeles.
Here on the same salary ono may
live In Ms own home In comfort. A
delightful cottage, with ample grounds,
may be had fnr $15 up. rive cents each
wny pnys car fare, nnd half an hour
or less covers the dlstnnro to work.
Tn his own dooryard the man may
have blooming flowers of tho richest
and rarest varieties every day In tho
yonr. His walk may bo bordered by
palms and peppers nnd ho may dlno
on the best of enrth. Strawberries that
coat the Now York nabob $1 npleco
nro on his table at Christmas, nnd
tho furnace fire Is an unknown evil.
And if he prefers to own? Ho may
buy a lot on terms, or, owning ono,
may build In the sumo fashion. Kvery
month, his debt is less und his property
Is worth more. Kvery trco and shrub
ho plants lncrcuscs its value, nnd Its
sale nt a srealer price than It costs
is always a possibility. He is free,
Independent, a citizen and a land
owner in tho garden spot of the world.
He fears neither blizzard nor torrid
spell; he sleeps o' nights free from
roaring racket or sepulchral silence;
tho song of tho mocking bird en
chants his dreams nnd the robin awak
"Little old New York" is very fine;
in theory. "The Great White Way" Is
beautiful— to lobsters and chorus girls.
But the man who would live in the
fullness of his living— he comes to
Scotty is still nlive. So is his press
agent. It could not be expected that
the latter would permit so good a thing
as the former to get away while thft
coin holds out.
Politically it. will be all day with
Mr. Roosevelt If he continues to get
mixed up personally In the Republican
quarrels in New York state. The
ghosts of Hayes, Garfleld and Arthur
speak loudly in favor of his keeping
hands out of that mess. He cannot
"mnke a silken purse out of a sow's
I" a lengthy editorial the esteemed
St. Louis CJlobe-Domocrat, a Republi
can organ devoted to the interests of
tho national administration, gives out
the information cold and flat that
"soon after the holidayreccsa the house
will send to the senate a bill erecting
Oklahoma and the Indian Territory
into the state of Oklahoma and trans
forming the territories of Arizona and
New Mexico into the state of Arizona.
The bill will pass the senate In that
shape. It will be signed by the presi
dent. There is not the slightest reason
for doubt on any one of these points."
Further along the Globe-Democrat
states that opposition to the union of
Arizona and New Mexico has about dis
appeared and that it only existed In
the first place among politicians who
figured that two states would give them
a double amount of offices to Ml.
The Globe-Democrat may be right in
its announcement that joint statehood
is Inevitable as to Arizona and New
Mexico, because forsooth the Republi
can leaders are apparently determined
to gerrymander everything Into adding
Kepublicans to the present list of
United StatP3 senators,, but It will
be a wrong to Arizona, nevertheless — a
wrong for which the Republican party
will have to answer at some future
Moreover, the assumption of the
Globe-Democrat that opposition to
joint statehood has disappeared and
thut it only existed among the poli
ticians Is absolutely untrue. Ninety
live per cent of the people of Arizona
—Democrats and Republicans alike —
were and are opposed to Joint state
hood, and will fight it to the last
ditch. If the flat has gone forth from
Washington that single statehood must
come, there r.re Republican politicians
enough In Arizona to tumble Into tho
Washington ' undwagon and stir up a
few Arizona supporters, but tho peo
ple themselves ure solidly arrayed
And if Arizona and New Mexico shall
be* finally admitted as a single state it
will be a political crime for which the
national Republican party will be held
Posslbly some attempt will be made
to construe the coming Hearst dinner
into a Democratic feast. Let no one
be fooled by that. Hearst kicked him
self out of any tallhold he may have
had on the Democracy when he nomi
nated himself for muyor of New York
on a ragamuftln ticket,' and has con
firmed his desertion by his absence
from the congresulonal seat some inin
gruided DemocratH presented him.
Hearst Is a political renegade, a de
serter, uu outcast, and no Democrat.
A Welsh eUteddfod. Or musical
festivul, ll BO event greater even than
the Oriimn Bungfent, and It the local
Welnh colony It) given ii guarantee in
order to eccure the presence Of eustern
churu«CM wo may have In Log Angeles
an eisteddfod thut will attruct the
uttentlon of the world. Patriotic
cnpltuliHtu HhoulU coma furwurd am]
extend itbttlittuiico In Itcv. Jonex, who
hiiM. tlh: iiiuvciMi-iii UUill I conslderu- i
LOS ANGELES HERALD, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER *;, i % &
ISSUE OF BONDS
TO BUILD ADDITION TO CITY
Plan Outlined Is Barracks in River
Bed to Accommodate Number of
Chain Gang Prisoners and
At a speclnl meeting of the police
commission, to be hold at the call of
fh e president, the subject of n?l<ltiff the
council to call for a vote of $150,000
bonds to build an addition to tho city
Jull will bo discussed nnd If the propo
sition |g deemed feasible a rcconimcn
dntlon will bn mnde to the council. 1
This was decided at tho tegular lnt'ot
liiK of tho police commission held yes
terdny morning and was tho result of
a recommendation contained In the an
nual report of chief of police Atibla,
Cornnilsaloner Mason suggested on
idea for the expenditure of this sum,
WHICH, with n few modifications, was
approved by both Mayor McAlccr nnd
Commissioner James, tho only mem
bers; of tho commission who hud suf
ficiently recovered from the effects of
Christmas to attend tho meeting.
Commissioner Muson's plan is to build
corrals In the city parks for the pur
pose of keeping the chain gang and to
use the labor in building boulevards
nnd otherwise improving the parka.
Mayor McAleer nnd Cmnmlsslonor,
Jcmes favored the corrals but declared
they should bo built in the river bed
nnd the labor nmployed to sift sand
and gravel to sell to street contractors.
Favors River Bed Plan
The report of Chief Auble contained a
section In which ho recited tho disad
vantages under which tliu city jail
labored by reason of being overcrowded.
In a verbal report he snld that prison
ers were frequently required to sleep
on the Iron floors of the jail without so
much ns a blanket for protection and
added that If some means could be
found to take the chain Rung out of
the city jail these conditions would be
"That is not the only thing to con
sider," said the mayor. "We ure com
pelled to carry these prisoners through
the streets in wagons when taking
them to and from the places where we
make them work, nnd our citizens
should not be compelled to witness this
disgraceful sight every day. The city
owns large tracts of land near the out
skirts of the city, especially in the
vicinity of some of our parks, where
corrals could be built and the chain
gang kept. We could easily establish
these corrals In the river bed and keep
most of the chain gang at work on the
sand and gravel."
STUDENT NEWS READERS
A professor in Northwestern univer
sity has laid it down aa an Imperative
rule for the students in his classes that
they shall read tho newspapers every
day, and thus acquaint themselves with
current events. "I shall consider this,"
he told them, "fully an linportunt as the
daily lesson assigned from the text
books." There is more In this require
ment than might appear at first glance.
The educational value of a good dally
newspaper can hardly be overestimated.
Such reading every day, done with care,
thoroughness and discrimination, is :i
university training in itself; for broad
ening the views and enlarging the
scope of one's sympathies and inter
ests there is nothing like it. It seems
almost inconceivable that a man can
be a good American citizen, alive to his
duties, obligations and opportunities,
and alert and Intelligent in their exer
cise, if he Is not a regular and dis
criminating reader of some wide-awake
end sensible daily journal.— Leslie's
SAFEST SEAT IN THE TRAIN
Timid persons shun the last car, at
least for a week or two after reading
about some deadly "rear-end" accident,
and the first car from fear of a "head
on" collision. They practice the old
maxim, "In the middle you will go
safest," and stick to the middle of the
train. A "scientific gent" has just
demonstrated, alter much brow-fur
rowing calculation, that a seat in tho
middle of the last cur but one is the
safest. Thus does science verify, with
great parade, the conclusions of the
non-learned. Accidents are so diverse
and eccentric, however, that the stoical
traveler puts more trust in his accident
policy than In uny doctrine of proba
bilities. At last the railroad companies
aro condescending to build steel cars.
Human life ought to lengthen as a
consequence. It has not escaped cyni
cal observation that the voyager in a
Pullman is usually safer than the
common herd.— Everybody's,
TEA DRINKING AND TYPHOID
It is said on the high authority of a.
celebrated American journal that, al
though the. Chinese people live in a
germ suturated soil, they are singularly
free from typhoid fever and other dis
eases of which water la the medium of
communication. This condition is at
tributed to the universal custom of
copious tea drinking.
The tea itaelf is not held to bo the
safeguard against disease, but the boil
ing of tho drink has a germicldu! effect
which produces sanitary advantages,
And if tea produces any ill results they
»r<i not to be considered besido these
The tea leaf is described ns forming
one of the most Innocent and attractive
llavorings possible for hot drinks, ami
tho boiled drink Is the foe to tho deadly
Bcrnn— Uostori Globe.
• On and after the first day of "•
| January next the advertising rates J
•of Tho Hcruld will be advanced ■
«25 per cent. •!
J This advance Is occasioned and *.
> Justified by the fact that during J
*the past six months there has been •
' a lurgo and substantial Increase i
Jin The Ileruld'a circulation, per- J
. hap 3 the largest Increase in the \
history of the paper. A perma- i
j nent growth In circulation to- *
Jgether with tho publication of a J
• larger and greutly Improved news- <
i paper, gives to advertisers ad vane- i
Mug Ih'ih'Mh, vi the saniu time in- *
! creasing tho coat of production. *
, Henei) the Miiiall udvunco 'lv ud- ,
(vcrtltilug ruled. ,
Notes for Womb
Fad for Ancettral Jewels
Growth of tho crnzc for nncpstrnl
Jewels imikPfl those who have none
most uncomfortable, ntnl (hey nro try
1"R to frown down tho fad. KJlfaen
vim Urnssclaer of Now York UHcd nt
the ceremony when ho married Miss
Dorothy Mason last week a wedding
rlnff which was usod by the first KlHaen
Van Rensselucr when he married Anna
Vim Wcylrr In December, 1627. The
first Klllnen was a wealthy diamond
merchant. Hooks of biography have It
that hn ramo to thin country thirty
yours previous to tho year of his tnnr
rlngo, which, with the names la set
forth on the inside of the old ring ns
T>ecembor 14, 1627. The t>re«ent Mrs.
Vnn llenaselaer is proud bf the circlet
and snys thut aa the jewel thief Is now
a factor to be reckoned with sho will
never let the ring out of her sight.
Mrs. Roosevelt's Only Club
Mrs. Theodore Koosovelt has accepted
the otlk-n of honorary vice president of
the sin to mothers' unsemlily of Now
York. In a letter to Mrs. K. It Mcrrell
of ByracUSS, president of the iiKsrmbly,
nho siiid that. It was contrary to her
custom, but nrn wos glad to accept the
oflice, Mid. Koosevelt belongs to no
club but llio Mothers' club.
Blind Hymn Singer Not Needy
Fanny Crosby, tho blind hymn writer,
rays that sin: Is not in distress, having
ii-Hiied a curl to that effect, uml tho ho
called autobiographies for which con
tributions lire asked on that plea are
sold contrary to her desire. Him U r
very active old lady of S« year's, nnd
every week delivers a loeluro in some
part of the country. HhoMs in very
There are 300 clubs lv MiussuUiusettß,
reprcsentliiK 30,000 women. A confer
ence of presidents was held last week in
Do Not Toss the Baby
Tossing a baby is dangerous. Many
n child has been nttacked with convul
sions because of being tossed. Move
tho bnhy gently, up and down. It will
aid in Its digestion.
Fur and Gold Lace
Some of the plainest pieces of fur nre
the loveliest, although quallly has noth
ing to do with the question of trimming.
Your most exquisite piece of mible may
have its bit of gold braid glinting In
among the noft brown hairs, while n
much less effective piece may be abso
Style in Little Girls' Coats
Co.'its for little girls are cut very
much on the lines of th*- long cloth
carriage cloaks now in fashion. For
little ones are also to be found squirrel
lined cloaks, and the fur Is now very
fashionable for children, although
rather out of date for older members
of society. Plain white, red, tun or bluo
cloth coats t rimmed only with deep
squirrel collar and cuffs arc exceeding
ly smart, while this same stylo of coat
with wide white fur car.o is particu
Different pntterna every dar. Up-to
Special Notice— Thfuc pntterna cun be
delivered by mall within three iinya
nffter the urdcr la revel ved hy Tha
COAT FOR LADIES.
Pattern No. 2847.
All Scams Allowed.
The coat represented here is extremely
■mart, and combines utility and good
style. In Its construction tan melton
and fancy braid were united. The boll
back Is the principal feature of tha
mode. Habit cloth, kersey, broadcloth
and cheviot are a few materials sug
gested tor the making.
The pattern is in six slses— 32 to 42
inches bust measure. For 36 buat tha
coat, made of soods with nap or up and
down, needs lovi yards 20 Inches wide,
6% yards 8t) Inches wide, B'4 yards U
Inches wide, or 4!4 yards 54 inches wide:
or. of goods without nap or up and
down. It requires 10' A y-rds 20 Inches
wide, n'/fc yards 36 Inches wide, 4% yards
41 Inches wide, or 4V4 yards 64 Inches
wide; 2"4 yards of fancy braid.
Price. 16 Cent*.
HERALD, LOS ANGELES.
No. »il7. Hlssfl
Present this coupon.
A paper pattern of this garment can
be obtained by nlllng in above ordei
and directing It to The Herald'a pat
tern department. It will be sent poat
paid, within three days, on receipt ol
BED IN WINTER TIME
In winter 1 gut up "t niKhl
And dress niysolC by cundla Unlit;
And then J'm off to «™ Hie play,
And liavo tn go tv bed by day.
1 watch, with others of my «Ke,
rii.i bluiw-KUis tripplnic on tins stage;
With Other (MiUdrtiu of the Vino
1 Khcnd tin- nltfht in pouring wine.
Anil lines It licit Keen) Htrmigo lv you,
Wh.'h .ill the fc ky is i lea i- mid Mil",
Thai 1 Mluiiild lilu- tv Hi'n Hi. iiluy
And liuvu lv fc'o to bed .by day?
I '.•/■.. .. ~i.'Ud«
OF BIG AQUEDUCT
LOS ANGELES WILL EXPEND
Engineer Frank H. Olmsted Submits
Report on Owen* River Project.
Says Scher-e Is In Every
Thlrty-slx million dollars to bring the
Owens river water into Los Angeles Is
tho estimate given by Frank H. Olm-
Bted, the consulting 1 engineer who ac
companied the coiincilmanlc party on
Its junkut Into the Owens river valley,
In a report which ho submitted to the
council yesterday. The exact figures
nro $:itf,B:M,6<iP. This total Is reduced,
however, by Mr. olinsted'H estimate,
figured on a 4 per cent basis that the
city will receive an aniiuul net income
of $10,175,000 from the power which it
Ims nt. ltn dispomil In bringing this vast
amount «C water Into the city.
Ah those figures were so much In ex
cess of tho $2:i,O0O,OUO estimated by ex-
Mayor Frrd Eaton uml Superintendent
of Water Works Mulhollniid the coun
cil was stnggorcd for a minute, but re
covered when a puriißi-uph In tho report
was read, stilting that Mr. Olmsted's
figurcH were based on a largpr conduit
(him Mr. Mulholland had considered
and by tho further statement that tho
estimates were only approximate and
wero made 0.11 tho prevailing price of
materials. Mr. Olmstcd readily ad
mitted that ho had made his estimate
high, as It wan better to bo outside tho
cost than Inside.
No Bonds Asked at Present
In dlscusßlng the report City Attorney
"The people will not bo asked to vote
bonds until the present surveys now
being made are completed and have
been passed on by v board of disin
terested experts. Wo have not asked
the people for anything but tho $1,500,
000 bond issue which has already been
awarded. No actual estimates have
yet been made and none can be mude
until the surveys are completed."
Tho tubulated estimates of cost in
Mr. Olmsted'a report are us follows:
Rights of way:
Government $ 10,000
Water rights Mio.nno
Municipal railroad S,(HiU.UOO
liong Vulloy dam $750,000
Minor storage 110,000 SiM),OOO
BleetrlO plant 1,237,000
Threo remmit plants '111,000
Engineering, 5 per cent 1,763.550*
Annual net Income from p0wer.'. 510,175,000
Net cost bringing water to c11y..526,049,GC9
Mr. Olmsted considers that It will
be almost necessary to build a. muni
cipal railroad 250 miles long through
the Mojave desert and the water lands
in the Owens valley and to erect muni
cipal cement plants. He declares that
a good quality of Portland cement can
be obtained near Owens lake and Mo
jave. His estimates include figures for
this work. He says:
"With theso features the cost will be
stupendous— without them it would be
He concludes his report as follows:
"There are no engineering Impossi
bilities In the scheme. It Is well worth
while. The water is good and there is
enough of it twice over for a million
people. The total cost will almost re
turn in glory which will be ours for
having the ability to foresee and the
courage to execute the greatest muni
cipal work ever undertaken by the
hands of men." ' :."<
MAY HOLD WELSH FESTIVAL
Plans Being Made for Securing Na-
tlonal Eisteddfod for
The movement to have a national
eisteddfod in Los Angeles next winter
is creating considerable Interest among
the prominent Welsh people here. It
is a great national musical event nmong
the Welsh people in their own country
and in America. Dr. J. W. Jones of
Los Angeles has been communicating 1
with the prominent Welsh leaders in
the eastern states nnd has received
the encouragement that several choirs
would come from Pennsylvania, New
York and Ohio, the three central points
of the Welsh In America, In the event
that it was decided to meet in Los
Angeles. The Pnclfic coast and local
talent would largely swell the num.
ber of singers.
It is proposed to have one of thG
largest musical events in Los Angeles
thut has ever occurred In America.
If it is decided to have it here there
will be sharp competition for excellent
music and the winning of lurge prizes.
Dr. Jones says that every eisteddfod
that has been held in this country has
paid Its own expenses, but in order to
secure successful results It would re
qulro the guarantee of $25,000 for the
event in Los Angeles. This guaran
tee would be for the purpose of se
curing the choirs from the east.
"It would require nine months of
rehearsals," said Dr. Jones, ."to per
fect the choirs for tho concerts that
would continue from three to five duys,
the morning and afternoon sessions
being devoted to contests nnd the even
ing sessions to the concerts. The
eisteddfod would bring one of the larg
est and most refined gatherings ever
assembled In Los Angeles." •,
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WRITES CHRISTMAS VERSE
ll'b CliriHtmiia on the calendar,
Tim' June is In llio uir.
And mimmcr ukles are overhead,
And fluwoi'H are everywhere; '
Thorn aro no wintry winds to blow,
No nipping frosts to c-hlll,
No holly unit no HpurklhiK hiiow
To mark tho hohhoii: Htlll
Tim Yuletldo Mjilrlt Imiii.s Us sway
In upito lit nuliiru'H urtH—
it'H Christmas on the calendar.
And OhrititmuM In our hcurts!
Probubly none of tho ('hrisltnuK
vcrsi'H of tlilH yi'ar lias culled forth
more i-x|irfKHl«niß of udinlrutlon tliim
these lines, which uppeured on the
ChrlstmiiH luonu cards of tho iioiiitii
Minn Ruth Comfort Mitchell, iluugrh
ter of J. H. Mitchell, manager of ■ tho
hotel, Is the author of tho verses ex
pressing ho well tho tun* < 'Illinium ji
spirit Which prevails) in out! clime an
well as another. AUsh Mitchell la a
tiilentcil youutr writer and has noverul
clever short Htorlea unU plays to her
credit, us well an nomo verse.
The luvjim i ui'lh were in grout <le
inaiut by tho kiii'hlh at the hotel cufe.
Cjur Cannon ims tiiu cull on NKholut.
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iiKkftl liini for v t'unstUutloii.— Nuw
York i'JvcnlniJ Mull. ■ ,
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life (o both case and action. The method of stringing and the construction of the
sounding board, frame and back insures the continued Sweetness of Tone to character*
Istlc In the Kurfzmann Piano.
rifty-«lx years of piano manufacturing experience is concentrated In the product
of Kurtzmann & Co.
_. master's >Aesj^|S\ wmmmmmmiimmm
Victors for New Year's Gifts
In (he buttle of the Christmas preparations, may he you overlooked the gift for one of
your best friends. Now is the time to buy for New Year's giving, and the place to buy
at Is Blrkel's. Nothing makes a more acceptable gift than a Victor Talking Machine—
a mine of musict pleases everybody. Prices from $17.50 to $105.00: Purchasable by
monthly installments. Nothing lo pay down. Just pay for records.
Geo. J. Birkel Company
345*347 S. Spring St. Stelnway, Cecillan and Victor Dealers
Pi-Hies aist Pick-Ups
To swap: Ono dozen handsome lien—
A flowing scarf I no'er could knot —
A scoro of pairs of sllppors, nnd i
A ahotKUu — for l'vo never shot!
•V curling tongs, piano "throw,"
A pipe— nlso, I nuver nmokc —
tSomo bunches of ulKurs, and such,
Perhaps sent to mo for a Joke.
A. book of poems— sovornl —
Verses, ot all things, I detest —
A. broken vase, a smashcd-ln hat,
And v Job lot of all tho rest—
Theso thliiKs sent mo by thoso who
Me Christmns gifts of duty-kind!
Come, tako away this truck, and thus
Relieve my night and eke my mind!
Evelyn Nesblt, now Mrs. Thaw, looks
coldly on the use of her picture in a
sausage advertisement. And well she
may; what heterogeneous Bocloty sau-
Hugo Is! ' .'. ::
Ono more New York man wants to
lose money badly. Ho pays ?95,000 for
v stock exchange, seat.
Palm— Was it v bitter dose?
Pepper — Yes, ho made me swallow my
The church people of Pasadena are
opposed to rugtlme. AVho blames 'em?
Every HCth voter in New York is an
American. In another generation New
York will be the metropolis of Europe
That man in Pittsburg who started a.
fad by wearing v pink shirt with his
evening clothes should have picked out
another city for hla exploits. All shirts
look black there after half hour's wear.
Ye Editor's Cold Feet
Please send or bring us some cash;
we need It badly. We aro freezing and
will tnke wood on subscription. —
Ducktown (Toiin.) Gazette.
It's "everything' works but the
brakes" nowadays, sometimes, eh?
Isn't it surprising how many hotel
guests own Jewels — after a fire?
A New York family gave its cook
$5000 for Christmas. Had she threat
ened to resign?
How thankful Platt must be, while
everyone else' Is swatting him, that Mac
Wood has so obliterated herself!
When some women get to heaven they
will kick because they haven't the same
kind of wings some other woman has.
• 'Ilastus— Whuff er dat chile cryln 1 ?
Mrs. It. — 'Case dey ain't no chicken
In dat Noah's ark!
Woman's fright over a mouse Is often
only a display of good understanding.
In the army there Is always room nt
the top, but Leonard Wood usually is
A Kansat City man was arrested
Sunday with ten bottles of beer under
his coat. He hadn't had time to get It
under his vest yet.
Printing All the News
Two farmers went into a newspaper
oflice the other day and kicked because
tho paper didn't print all tho news.
That night those very two farmers
were caught stealing coal from the
Santa Ye railroad and were arrested.
The next morning they called at the
same newspaper otllce bright and early
and asked tho editor to suppress the
story.— Kansas City Journal.
The District of Columbia wants a
whipping post. What, when It already
has the Washington Post?
Consuelo of Marlborough must have
an awful pull In Kngland, She has suc
ceeded in populurlzing the empire gown.
However, It is to be hoped the sultan
of Bulu didn't take to drink again when
he heard the nows from Alice.
Will tho hu.lr cut go with that refined
footbull .' If uj, we'ro for It.
Right fast, tho day upprouchcth,
Tho tlmo, It Urawoth nigh,
When fun and foolish frolic,
Will htivo to bo passed by.
Got out thy rosolutionH,
And polish lip thy swuar;
Twill be v solemn moment,
■\Vhun 'gulnst Vra wo declare!
The drink, tho guino, tho bcttlnu,
Tho lobster and Houbrotto;
Tho plpo mid the clgiuro,
And, too, tho vlgurottel
Oh. when tho new year duwnoth,
AVo will bo good— oh, Buy!
Wo'li swour off in tho muruliiK—
And keep it ono wliulo (Jay!
— W. 11. C.
SLEPT IN THE MORGUE
When the Keepers Objected Mr. CaU
lahan Hit 'Em and Proved
Not to Be Dead
Special to Tho Herald.
NtiXV YUIIK, Dec. 2fi.— James Calln
han, employed as a nurse on Kandall's
Tsluiid, after spending a pleasant morn
ing with friends In Harlem, started in
search of a resting place to catch v
wink of sleep. Ho wandered into tho
Harlem morgue at noon and laid down
on tho floor.
The sleeper was rudely disturbed by
John Collins, the morgue keeper, who
was surprised to see the form of Cal
lahan stretched at full length on the
floor. Collins mistook the sleeping man
for a dead body and called for Martin
Spellmun, tho driver of the morgue
"Did you bring in tills body?" asked
"No," replied Spellman, angrily.
"That'H not a dead one, that's n
Collins then went over and shook Cal
lahan until he was nwake.
"What are you doing among tho
dead 7" demanded tho morgue keeper.
"Well, I'll show you I'm not a dead
one," Callahan replied, as he landed n
blow on Collins' nose. Then he wheeled
on Spellman and landed on the eye.
Callahan was nngry, but Collins and
Spellman were determined, and they
finally threw him out.
He returned, however. In a. minute
and hostilities were renewod. The noise
of the encounter, however, had been
heard by Policeman Shanley of the
Kast One Hundred and Twenty-sixth
street station, who was on duty at the
Charities pier, lie went to the rescue
nnd, executing a flank movement,
He was taken to the East One Hun
dred and Twenty-sixth street station
and locked up. ••■■■••:
WIFE WORTH 33 CENTS WEEK
New Jersey Court Awards Husband
That Much for Lost Services
of His Better Half
Special to tho Herald.
NEWARK, N. J., Dec. 26.— Deciding
that the loss of his wife's services
was of little financial gravity, a jury
in the supreme court last night return
ed a verdict awarding Charles Laubon- .
stein $1 damages in the Joint suit
brought by himself and Henrietta
Laubenstein, • hlB wife, against' the
North Jersey Btreet railway for $»,
000. The Jury decided that Mrs. Lauben
stein, because of the Injuries she had
received in being thrown while alight
ing from a car near Falrmount ceme
tery last July was entitled to $89 dam
ages from the same defendant. The
verdict for Mrs. Laubenstein was bas
ed on the doctor's bills she claimed she
had to pay and the medicine she. had
purchased. The lack of any decided
proof in the testimony to show that she
had been sufficiently incapacitated to
deprive her husband of her services for
the three weeks it was alleged she had
been confined to her bed and room,
is supposed to have caused the jury, to
arrive at the award.
TOUGHNESS OF THE ANT
Ants are really very long lived, con
sidering their minuteness. Janet hail
two queens under observation for ten
years, and one of Sir John Lubbock's
ant pets lived into her fifteenth, year.
Ants are very tenacious of life after
severe injury. Following loss of the
entire abdomen, they sometimes live
two weeks, and in one case a headless
ant, curefully decapitated by aseptic
surgery, lived for forty-one days. A
carpenter ant, after being *übmcrge<l
eight days in distilled water, came to
life upon being dried, so that they are
practically proof against drowning.
They cun live for long periods without
food; in one case the fast lasted nearly
nine mouths before the ant starved to
death. — Scientific American.
|jg»*jg|HlS is what our wo-
g^S™ man's department is
|H \|j| designed to be, and
ifgj&rfljj its growing pop-
ularity demonstrates that
the idea of "Woman for
Woman" in business and fi-
nancial circles is one fully
appreciated by our women
The manager of this de-
partment will be glad to talk
with any woman concerning
any banking business.
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fill Capital 9350,000.09
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