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LOS ANGELES HERALD
BY THE HERALD COMPANY
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Ol.OfiST MORNTNO PAPER IN
LOS ANOF.t,E3.
r*n«4rA Oct. 9. IKTS. Tlilrty««Mr* T*«».
ChnmhtT (if Commerce niilldlnit.
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Official Paper of Lon Angeles
1 The enly r>«mncr<iMe newspaper In
nouthert California. receiving 1 th» full
AukaclaUil Pr««« fettrtrts.
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fwM. •»»rBKln« 25.000 word* n <l»y.
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Bore* bulidlnir.' Chtrnjtn.
RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION. WITH
"— • " BUND AT MAOAZINH. " "
p«ltr. by currier, per month I .15
Diillr, by mall, three months I»2
I>«11*. by hirtll. nix fnonth».: 8.90
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•W»»**!*» Homld. hy mall, one }»nr. 1.00
Entered at Postofflce, Loi Anireles.
t« Seeond-elnns Matter.
THE HKRAI-P IN SAN FRANCISCO
AND ' OAKLAND — Lob An*ele» nnrt
"Southern California visitors to San
Francisco «n<l Oakland will find Tho
Herald on sale at the news stands in
the Ran Francisco Ferry bulidlnre and
<>n the streets In Oakinnd by Wheatley
•no" by Amos News Co.
Population of Los Angeles 238,419
Don't let us have, another holiday
without owl cars.
Now the, flaya del Rey press ajjent
sees sharks. Couldn't he have been
more original?
Boss Parker ought to he independent.
as, In Republican circles, he Is about
the whole thing.
Maybe If Stanford White had lived
he would have paid his heavy debts
with the wages of sin.
Senator Tlllman will be blsiown suc
cessor. The tines of the pitefhfork are
as pointed a.s ever, it seems.
Those eastern wire tappers- are slow;
out at Ascot one doesn't even require
wires to make crooked races.
Hut what has Willie to ■ say about
Eiyan or the platform? He's no Demo
crat; he's only an IshmaellUe.
"With 106 at Fresno and 86 here one
can" easily see why Los Angeles is the
summer •reft!*:'* for all California.
No, Willie Hearst will not be at the
.Bryan welcome home. He is not as
much of , a Democrat as is Roosevelt.
Gen. Grant's nurse is dead, but the
sole surviving servant of' George Wash
ington is st/Jl numbered. by the score.
Ilenrst very kindly and generously
saye. he "hays no objections to Mr.
Bryan for Uha r presidency."' What
• would it matter, if, he did?
j A 40-cent ral;e to the beaches is very
but • what's the use In it
when everyone* coming home after 12
O'clock has to -"walk home? Owl cars
would be more i'ike it.
; The board of {.public works' desire to
.'improve the streets of Los Angeles is a
iinost laudable oiie, and there is ample
3 room for Its acti-ve outcome. It should
i begin with the el ust nuisance.
i ! That Chicago ] man who says that
I'America's cllmaJte makes for degen
'.eracy'doesn't include the Los Angeles
'brand in his remairks. If he would ad
ivise everyone to atry our sort he would
do the country some real good.
| It is. very unjje^ierous, of course, in
, President Roosevelt refusing to preside
a,t Bryan's welcome home, but when. It
'la remembered thait Bryan is the man
'■who is to put the Republican party out
■tti business this suh'clness is somewhat
'excusable.
.'. Democratic clubs are springing up all
vaver Oklahoma, and it is now declared,
since the passage of the statehood bill,
'that Oklahoma will gtve Us first elec
toral vote to "William Jennings Bryan.
That was a " 'possum policy" worth
iwhile.
j A movement is on foot in the extreme
section of the city to close the
"saloons that have sprung up like mush
•'jrooms just outside the limits, beyond
Indiana avenue. That section is rap
idly filling up with residents who will
"appeal to the board of supervisors to
•put the barrooms out of business.
' The Municipal league is Immensely
tickled to find that the city has no
deficit. Secretary Willard expresses
pleased surprise at the she wing, but he
Isn't half so delighted as the taxpayers,
;who ha,d anticipated a large difference
between the income and the outgo. The
city council may have done a few un
wise things, but it has also done many
good ones.
In view of the fact that fifty-one
lives were lost and 355t persons seri
ously injured in this country on the.
Fourth of July, it seems that the com
mon senxe of the people would assert
Itself In favor of a safe and Hane cele
bration. They might take Los Angeles
for an example. Here, with the lid off,
there was comparatively little nome and
only one or two inconsflquential acci
dents, yet the people of this city had a
very satisfying Fourth.
• "Kepubllcans," nays the Tliuoh, »'have
' It In their power, If they will only use
that power, to dominate the caucuses
of (heir party, the prl:na»|e» of their
party, the nominating conventions and
th> election." Not while tha railroad
machine keeps Us grip on their throat*.
A|l the decent Itepublleunn ever control
In thin county U the election, and the
nmi'liliie lines kindly permit tham to
cast their ballot*. Otherwise they are
;U.db,»n4»n<tfpot. <
IMPROVE THE STREETS
Announcement l» made, that the bonrd
of public -work."", recognizing the Inex
cusable condition of Lou Angeles
streets, hn« planned a system of Im
provement, beginning immediately, to
Include the oiling of olxty miles of
streets, the. rrplnclnpr of thousands of
old crossing* with new one*, and pn*
Inrfted districts for sweeping and
sprinkling.
The nnnounrrment comes not a day
too soon. The dust nulxnncß nlone hna
already come, to he considered nn of
ficial outrnge, and the board run build
a monument to itself by' suppressing
thin one nuisance, If It never doc* any
thing greater. How can the maps of
our cltlzene be expected to evince pn
thuslnsm for civic Ideality when they
ore taking In, at every breath, samples
of nil the nnstlness thnt whirls up from
our Insufferably dusty and dirty
streets? As every Intelligent person
knows, the germs of most dreaded dis
eases lurk in the dust of the streets,
and these germs, whirling In the air,
are a menace to the whole community.
And nil this is absolutely Inexcusa
ble. The natural conditions in this city
are unusually favornble for clean
streets and for nn atmosphere com
paratively free from noxious particles.
Nine-tenths of the streets In which the
people are gulping dust clouds might
he made free from the deplorable con
ditions noted by the simple process of
oiling, at comparatively little expense.
That fact is demonstrated by the few
streets thus treated.
- And why should the board of public
works confine Its operations in the oil-
Ing line to only sixty miles of streets?
It Is daily shown that sprinkling is a
dead, rank failure. It doesn't accom
plish the desired purpose and Is a large
and Increasing waste of money— except
where nsphaltum has been used to con
struct the Rtreets. All streets not as
phaltum paved should be first properly
and scientifically oiled. After that, the
need for sprinkling- will have been re
duced lo the minimum* and only for the
purpose of reviving the oil.
The board of public works is on the
right track, however, and it cannot en
gage itself in better or more important
business than the improvement of the
streets of Los Angeles. Public patience
is stretched mighty near to the snapping
point in thh matter, and since the rev
enues of the city are to be increased
half a million dollars during the next
fiscal^ year, the board of public works
is right in concluding that the most
profitable place to invest the money is
in the streets. More power to the
board!
THE GOVERNMENT'S ESTIMATE
A federal building for Los Angeles
costing nearly one-third of a million
dollars more than was expected is the
pleasing promise that has just come
from Washington. It Is reported that
the government officials have fixed an
upset price of $3000 a front foot for the
old postofflce property on Main street,
at -which figure the sale would yield a
total of $480,000. The available fund al
ready appropriatpd for the new build
ing is $850,000, which added to $480,000
makes a total of J1, 330,000.-
Los Angeles will have a greater and
grander federal building than citizens
have heretofore hoped for. Taking into
account the value of the largo plot of
land devoted for the new structure.
Uncle Sam will have a piece of prop
erty worth far above the $1,500,000
mark and Los Angeles will have one
of tho finest government buildings west
of Chicago and St. Louis.
But the fact that we are to have an
unexpectedly fino federal building in
this city is not the only interesting
feature of this news from Washington.
Uncle Sam is an excellent judge of real
estate values, as gauged by judgment
of present conditions and future pros
pects. The price he has fixed upon as
the minimum value of his Alain street
property is much higher than the pub
lic has estimated it. The owners of
contiguous property, it will be remem
bered, were berated for refusing to sell,
at what seemed to be very high prices,
certain land required for the new
building if the old site had been used.
The figure now said to ho demanded
by the government, however, is away
above the prices at which adjoining
land was held by the owners when the
government wanted it.
The figure of $3000 a front foot for
unimproved property at Main and
Winston street^ gives an impressive
objeat lesson in the advance of Los An
geles realty values within the last
three or four years. No good judge of
such values would have thought of
marking half the figure now noted for
that property when the project for
building on the old site was first
broached.
Tho government has set a standard
hy whlrh general real estate values In
Los Angeles may be measured.
SAN FRANCISCO WET AGAIN
For the first timo a big American city
will present a comparison between the
civic effect of liquor prohibition—en
forced by the military— and of the open
door million. From the date of the
catastrophe until July 5, San Francisco
whs as near an approach to being a
prohibition city as can be expected In
a land where "hllnd pigs" fatten and
thrive in spite of laws. Now the hh
lonn InihlnesH has been resumed there,
not at the old etands, but at such Im
provised places sis may answer for
temporary liquor dispensaries.
As * showing of the prohibitive ex
periment in Ban Kiumlsro, the general
statement was made on July 5 that
"since April 18 the city has been re
markably free from crime; few arrests
have been lnitilu and the police had
little else to do than to patrol the
streets/ 1 The health department re
ports, also, ttiut during the aame period
''there ha» been a remarkable decrease
in sickness in the city," and the esti
mate is made that "there hm been an
improvement of 50 per cent in the pub
lic h*»lth."
Now idi'f * tiie tetl on the utlitr vide
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 7, 1906.
of thp question. It Is said that 2000
licenses already have been granted to
saloon keepers. All the saloons that
were ready for business made a prompt
start last Thursday and the rent of the
2000 will be In full blast a« rapidly as
they can he equipped. It 111 not utated
whether more than 2000 licenses, about
half the former number, will be Issued.
That will depend, probably, upon the
effect of the mark-up In licenses from
$R4 tn liiflO n year, and particularly to
the political "pull" of license appli
cants.
Persons who arp fmnlilnr with liquor
selling conditions In Ran Francisco
prior (o the Calamity, when there were
somewhere nPiir 4000 wide open liquor
doors, will quickly draw conclusions
about the. effect of the change Just
mndo. San Francisco Is likely to be, tn
this respect, itself again. There" will be,
probably, n sudden renewal of police
activity, and drunkenness 1 and crime
npnln will crowd prison accommodation
to the full capacity.
Pi-LiECs affld iPia-fc
Shady Business
"I'm In a lhady business,"
A young mjin paid to me.
"I'm sorry, sir. to know It,
As snrry ns can bo." *
"Oh, well, you needn't worry,
There's money In It, too."
I sighed at such nn answer;
"That's nil the worse for you!"
"Oh, I ilon't know 's 1 worry,
On you no burden foils!"
"What Is this shady business?"
"XVhy, I make parasols!"
Right now the hay rake Is mightier
than the muck rake.
That man who Is making a bust of
President Roosevelt "in repose" has a
job cut out for him.
. But Fittsburg Is so used to the odor
of its stogies that it can't even smell
Its own si-.'indals.
Girls will he girls— and a lot of old
maids try to be.
George Francis Peabody paid $668 for
a special train from Atlanta to New
York. My, but lie must have wanted
to get away from Atlanta.
Yellow Journalism
This office is indebted to C. C. Brown
for a couple of quarts of strawberries,
certainly as fine as we ever saw. Jt is
not exaggeration to say that each in
dividual berry was ut slightly less
than a teacup.— Mt. Gilead (O.) Repub
lican.
An old sea dog is not necessarily an
ocean greyhound.
Still you didn't have to read the Thaw
yellow nastiness.
Poppy— Should a woman work for her
husband?
Magnolia— lf she can't get one any
other way.
Maybe this back to nature fad is re
sponsible for the peekaboo.
Wall Street Arithmetic
Ten mills make one trust.
Ten trusts make one combine.
Ten combines make one merger.
Ten mergers make one magnate.
One magnate makes all the money.
That earthquake in Santiago the other
day must have reminded the natives
of Shatter falling out of his hammock.
The sensible Los Angeles girl is al
ways willing to share a husband's lot.
if he will just put a cottage on it.
Paris now reports that the French
people have quit following John D.
Rockefeller as he goes from place to
place. It Is just as well. He never
drops anything.
Up to Date
Have you cares anil have you troubles?
Tell 'em all "skkldoo!"
All your schemes go up in bubbles?
"23" for you!
It won't pay to get so gumpy,
Fven If the road is bumpy,
Get your back irp good and humpy —
"23!" "Sklddoo!"
Does the day seem dark and dreary?
Tell it to "skiddoo!"
Does your life seem cold and weary?
"23" for you!
Up against It, are. you? Well, you
Needn't think the whole worlds yellow;
Hustle up— be a good fellow!
"23!" "Skiddoo!"
-W. H. C.
EARTHQUAKE IN MOUNTAINS
Captain Poulsen Gives Graphic Ac-
count of Yawning Chasms and
Fall of Big Trees
LOS ANGELES, July 6.-(Editor
Herald): The effects of the earth
quake. Iri the mountains east of Santa
Cruz are given In a recent letter from
Capt, K. Poulsen, residlrg on his ranch.
The facts may Interest sume of your
readers. He writes:
"The earthquake wrecked me badly.
Three of our houses came down at once.
Six large redwood trees fell. The
ground Is full of large cracks. Part uf
my road slid into the gulch. Slides in
tho orchard did some damage. Two
large stones rolled down through the
vineyard, smashing the vines. A, big
redwood smashed the plow, left In the
vineyard. Seven hundred feet of water
pipe was damaged badly.
"The morning of the earthquake I got
up, as usual, at 4 o'clock; started the
five and breakfast. Then settled dowi;
to study my Sunday school lesson. (I
have had charge of the Bible class for
the past three years). When l got up
to remove my breakfast from the stove
th« shock came. The house came down,
the Btove fell over and the chimney foil
on me, pinning .me to the floor. My
ankles were cut and 1 was badly
bruised
"After a month's confinement to my
bed 1 am up mid around again. \V>
have l)C£n living in our only remaining
building— the hum— since that time..
The In iimcs can be raised and repaired,
but at considerable expense. Nearly
every house about here had some dam
age. In onu of my neighbor*) fields
there 1b an opening 60x60 feet wide. I
am at present house r'a,lalug mid car
pentering."
Capt. {"oulaen's postotllce is Wright,
Cal. The country there .Is known ua
Bkyland. M. S. CKOSWKLI*
Arrest* Chinese Embezzler
Uy Atqociv.ed l'resa.
SACKAMENTO, July 6.— Tom Quong,
a <'hlni'HH wanted at Vacaville for the
embezzlement of 1600 or $7(xi, waa ar
rested in this city today by Sheriff
Keeae, It in alleged Quoug Ivtd deen
given the money by a fruit rompuny to
MV the wages uf Chinese fruit \>U kerb
and pttt-keii.
W. B. MATHEWS TO
HEAD THE TICKET
MENTIONED FOR MAYOR BY
THE NON-PARTISANS
City Attorney's Name Discussed In.
formally by Independents Who,
However, Are Working for
No Particular Candidate
W, It. Mflfhews is n possibility ns n
candidate for mayor on the citizens'
nou-pnrliftan ticket.
It Is true thp point Of funking selec
tions for the ticket has not yet been
reached by the new organization which
was sturted Inst Mondny, night, but a
number nf the men prominent In the
movement ndmlt tlint the city attor
ney's mime hal been discussed Inform*
ally In coiint'ctlon with the muynrnllty,
and tlint the suggestion that he bo a
candidate hns seemed to meet with n
ffood iloiil of favor.
The point Is emphn sized, however, by
those who are actively pngnged In this
Independent movement that the organi
zation was not formed with the Idea
of working In the Interest of nny pur
ticulnr cnndldntc or set of cniu'.ldates.
They sny that 'when the time come?
for nuiklng up n city ticket nn effort
will be ninde to place the best men on
It, Irrespective of their political af
fillnllons.
Meantime, they say it would be wide
of the murk to assume that Mr. Math;
cms' cnndidHcy is favored by tho or
ganization, for that subject has not
yet come up for formal discussion.
Favored by Many
No Ferret is made of the fact, how
ever, that the city attorney's name in
connection with the mayoralty has been
discussed informally by some of the
members of the qew organization, and.
furthermore, it Is cheerfully admitted
that the news of his nomination would
he received with a good dcnl of satis
faction by at least part of the member
ship.
The fact Is not lost sight of that an
effort also is being made to Induce Mr.
Mathews to run for congress, but it Is
evident that strong hopes are enter
tained that he could be prevailed upon
to withdraw from that race and accept
a place at the head of the ticket of (.he
non-partisan organization.
One of the men prominently inter
ested in the new movement said yester
day:
"The public must not lose sight of
the fact that the chief aim of this or
ganization Is to select the best men ob
tainable for the various offices. The
movement was not started for the pur
pose of booming any candidate for
mayor. I cannot make that statement
too broad.
For the City's Good
"We are working foi the good of the
entire city, and consequently when the
time conies for making up a ticket the
merits of each man proposed as a can
didate will be carefully considered.
As yet" no names for any of the of
fices to be filled have been considered,
and the statement that Mr. Mathews
will be nominated for mayor is there
fore a case of jumping at conclusions.
"Nobody is in a position nt present to
say what tho committee will do in re
gard to this question.
"It :s, of course, possible that Mr.
Mathews' name will lie considered, and
it is also possible that he will'be nom
inated. But one man's guess is as
good as another's on that point just
now.
"Persinally I am a great admirer of
the city attorney, and I will say that
In my opinion he would make an ideal
mayor. I do not believe there is a pian
in Los Angeles who is better qualified
for the office, and I know of a good
many others who are of the same opin
ion.
Will Not Force Name
"Some of these, I am free to say,
are members of the committee of 100,
but I do not wish to bo understood ns
saying that an attempt will be made by
these to force Mr. Mathews' name on
the ticket against tho wishes of a ma
jority of the committee. I think all of
us stand ready to subordinate our per
sonal inclination to the general good.
"Some of Mr. Mathews' friends are
circulating a petition with a view to
inducing him to become a candidate for
No Splitting Thru.
Raggy-Say. Rugs, yer know detn two
families down de road wot wuz always
fussln 1 , deya (cade up an' burled de
baiciieL
Kuggles-Dut don't do us eny good. It
oucbt ler bin de ax.
NprluH fever.
I'«t»-8ay, lta(», dl» la <J» time T year
When all men is c-auat
Ra(«y— Uow'a d»lT
1'«i»-'C»um» 4>>y* sot d«t tlrad faelta*.
FRIENDS ARE PUSHING HIM FOR MAYOR
W. B. MATHEWS
ennpress, but I think he could perform
a better service for Hie people of Los
Anßele.s if ho were in the mayor's chair.
"I believe, too, he could be induced
to accept h nomination for mayor on
such a ticket as we propose lo place
In tho field. But in view of the fact
t 1 at the committee of 100 has not yet
got down to business, all talk of his
candidacy necessarily must be regarded
as premature."
RAINED FOR THREE WEEKS
Director Seamans Compares Oregon
and Los Angeles
Weather
"I have enough of Oregon for a. while,
nt least, ' said Kd. Seamans, director of
the Hotchkiss theater, who arrived in
Los Angeles last evening from the
north, where he has been directing an
opera company composed of the mem
bers of the Olympia opera comna'ny,
which played at the Hotchkiss last
winter.
"The firrt thro weeks of our enieraße
ment in the north it did nothing but
rain. From morning to night the pin
tle patter of the rain delighted us not.
Then when it finally did clear up the
weather was unmentlonably hot.
"For the next few weeks it was Oil
degres in the shade, and from that the
thermometer went up to 102 degrees,
and when I left on Tuesday it was 102 Vi
in the shade.
"Los Angeles, with its coolness, ap
peals to me mightily just now and I
shall stny here for a month at least.
"The Olympia opera company is still
playing in the north and will continue
until the fall, when I shall bring it to
Los Angeles.
"I have secured the best theater in
San Francisco, and th^re I will put
the Olympia opera company and will
alternate with the burlesque company
now at the Hotchkiss."
Bryan Meets Haldane
By Associated Press.
LONDON. July 6.— William J. Bryan
today lunched with Major John H.
IBeacom, the United States military at
tache, to meet War Secretary Haldane.
The luncheon was arranged particular
ly so that Mr, Bryan and Mr. ITnldane
could meet. No other guests were pres
ent.
Tr©Lmp, Tramp
RYAN WALKER
In I. or Suvlnc.
Weary RaKKles— Say, paid, why da you
Btnoke such a short-stemmed pipe?
Tatterden Tome— I will tell you, Raggs.
The shorter the stem the less distance
through which to draw the smoke!
Kind Old GeiitK'inun-My jiuur aiuii " u «
Ctimt you to b« a trump?
Ti4i»i>— i Joined lbs "Op«'| Worry
Club," tiu' then I dlUu't uti« wbeUicr i
tust uta Jub or uuu
FOUR DIE IN
BIG EXPLOSION
SAGINAW. MICH., IS SCENE OF
CATASTROPHE
Gasoline Tank in Dye Works Catch:s
Fire With Fearful Results— Loss
of Property Is
$30,000
By Associated Press.
SAC.INAW. Mich., July 6.— Four per
sons '.vere killed and six injured, two
of them seriously, by the explosion of
a large gasoline tank at the Cosendai
dye works here today. The dead:
E. A. FOHL.
GKOUOE COSENDAI.
(SEOUGE SIGELKO. .
CARL COSENDAI.
Every window in the. block was bro
ken by the explosion. The building was
consumed by the flames which followed
the explosion. Loss. $30,000.
AUTO HITS STREET SWEEPER
Lays the Case Before Police After Re.
ceiving Treatment at the
Hospital
Struck by an automobile, which did
not stop when it hit him, L. A. Jloore,
a street sweeper, was taken to the re
ceiving hospital, where severe bruises
on the legs and hands were dressed
yesterday afternoon.
Moore, went to his home, 776 East
Fifteenth street, later, having placed
the affair in the hands of tho police
for investigation.
Moore did lfot know tho number of
the automobile, but gave a good de
scription of tlie occupants.
Accounted For.
Woman— 'What do you want to *at?
Vaurant— Oh, I kin eat any tiling.
Woman — i low long have you been a
tramp?
Vagrant— l alu't a tramp, I'm a poet.
Got What He Hcrr»«-rt.
P»te— Whut do m Vink of Cheeky
Bill Imvln" de ii.iv. tu tell cut lady In
d« wa.vi.idt; cutiuKH tie wua ft upon, and
uuver ale anything but club »uiiawlcUe»«
Weary— Aud did !m) got uuu dei<u? ' ...
JMu-Well. Ut; nut On club, h<4( ngl 4*
•KiUdwlull. . ..-..,
SAYS INSURANCE
WILL BE PAID
GERMAN CONSUL TALKS OF
FOREIGN COMPANIES
"Dollar for Dollar" to Be Their
Motto, as Emperor WIU
j Ham Has So Or.
dered
Hy AMoHaterl i-ress.
SAN FttANCISCO, July B.— "Orman
Insurance companies will pay In full."
Such Is the statement of p. Uopp,
German consul, temporarily located In
this city, who recently returned from
Germany, where he Investigated the
Btandlr of the companies doing busi
ness on this const.
"I am In a position to know that the
Herman inpurnnco compalos will pay
dollar for dollar," said the consul to
day, "and I wish to ml vise all' persons
doing business with a German company
not to accept n compromise. None of
the German companies wishes to be
classed with tho 'six-bit 1 concerns.
"My knowledge on this point is ab
folute. Money to pay off every claim
is on hand, and It will be a matter of
but a few days when It will arrive."
Mr. Nopp hns just concluded an ex
haustive Investigation of conditions In
Han Francisco, tho results of which he
has pent off to his government. While
making no recommendations to the
home office, the (ennr of the report is
unmistakably In favor of the Insurance
companies carrying out their obliga
tions.
The consul would not commit himself
on the attitude of Emperor William
toward those companies that showed a
tendency to shave their claims. The
general Implication of his remarks,
however, was to the effect that the
emperor had practically ordered the
companies to settle on a dollar for dol
lar basis. >•'„;;;
Y. M. C. A.'S GUESTS
\ ENJOY RECEPTION
Pretty Women Serve Fruitade and an
Interesting Program of Exercises
Is Held at the South Broadway
Building
The Informal opening reception given
by the Young Men's Christian associa
tion iast evening at its new quarters,
621 1-2 South Broadway, was one of
the most enjoyable affairs of that as
sociation.
A large company of men and women
lent their aid in making it a delight
ful evening by their presence and so
ciability.
General Secretary D. E. Luther was
the master of ceremonies.
The following program -was given,
all the parts being .particularly inter
esting and several very amusing:
Reading. Bmerson Knight: musical se
lection, Mrs. C. J. Irwin; reading, Will
Wallace; whistling solo. Miss Nella;
music, Association quartet; duet, Mr.
and Mrs. C. J. Irwin.
The orchestra of the First Presby
terian church, with Prof. H. G. Simp
son as director, furnished music during
the evening.
Following the program a general so
cial time was enjoyed and the guests
inspected the new headquarters.
A bevy of pretty young women
served fruitude during the evening.
The new headquarters lend them
selves admirably to social affairs, as
was evinced last evening:. The differ
ent rooms, which are all tastefully
furnished, open into the main lobby.
Red and green are the prevailing
tones in the furnishings and cut flow
ers and greens set off the different
rooms In charming relief.
Loses Arm Under Wheels i
By Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO. July 6.— Jameg
Mlrande, a resident of South San Fran
cisco, fell beneath the wheels of the
Berkeley train as it was leaving Shell
Mound yesterday. His arm was badly
crushed and had to bo amputated above
the elbow. ■■■•';■
A DROP IN DRY GOODS
It was Saturday night and the stores
were kept open until a late hour. Fred
Emerson Brooks, tho poet-reader, had
just finished his entertainment, and was
walking- over to the hotel, accompanied
by a resident of the town, whose store
they presently passed on their way.
"Walt until we can close up the store
and I'll walk over to the hotel with
you," said the man.
"All right," replied Brooks, "I'll help
you."
With that, he grabbed up what, In
the semi-darkness, seemed to be a
couple of dummy dress forms, and
started into the store with them, one
under each arm. His triumphal pro
gress was short, however, as two pierc
ing screams arose, and his burdens
struggled so vigorously that he dropped
them as quickly as he had picked them
up. They wore the two young women
clerks who, in the absence of custom
ers, had come out to watch the passers
by, and found themselves thus uncere
moniously escorted back to their duty.—
Lippincott'B Magazine.
A WELBH RABBIT STORY
George C. Boidt, the proprietor of the
Waldorf-Astoria, told at a banquet of
hotel men a Welsh rabbit story.
' "Two young men from the country,"
he said, "visited a New theater one
evening and after the play decided that
they would have a little supper.
"They entered a fashionable restau
rant, puzzled awhile over the menu,
and finally hit upon Welsh rabhit.
"'Ah!' thuy said. 'Welsh rabbit!
That Bounds good. We'll try a little
of it. 1
"So they ordered the dish, and In due
couiso It was set before them.
"Hut they looked at it In amaze
ment. It was not at all what they had
expected. They frowned and muttered.
"Hut finally one of them smiled and
brightened up.
"Ah, 1 he said, 'I understand. This Is
a little bit of hruad and cheese to go
on with till the rabbit's ready,' "
llunk ()|>fu Tonlchl
Tho Consolidated IJank of Lns An-
Kali's. 124 South Jir<;uilwiiy, In the
Chamber of Commerce building, will be
open tonight, us usuul. to accommodate
the public in gtmoral and its old put-
O»en «Vfi)in<(| till Mtf« Hunday» X ta 11.

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