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STOCKTON'S SONS GET BOOST GERM VISIT SOUTHLAND FOR REAL INFORMATION One Hundred and Twenty.five of San Joaquin County's Best Citizens Visit Los Angeles for a Week's Bojourn Stockton's representative citizens reached Los Angeles at midnight last j night, 125 strong, on their first official | boosters' outing. They came admittedly to catch some of the Southen California boosting spirit and are willing to devote two whole weeks to getting the inspiration •which brings people from all over the world to the Pacific coast as visitors aijd settlers. In advance of the excursionists Sec retary J. M. Eddy of the chamber of commerce took his first flight to Los Angeles in fifteen years. He came to post up and start the music. Last night at the Hotel Van Nuys he ad mitted that he had never seen a city expand as did the metropolis of the southland. This hotel is the Stockton lans' head uarters. Stockton feels elated these days over the success of the recent movement •which resulted in floating a half mil lion dollar capitalization for a rein forced concrete hotel. Los Angeles Aids Hotel This magnificent structure was de signed by Architect E. B. Brown, for merly of Los Angeles, and its promo tion was largely due to the efforts of li. A. Phillip*, also of Los Angeles. ■who now makes his home in Stockton. The chamber easily established a rea son for its six years' of existence in this hotel achievement if nothing else were marked to its credit. In the party which came last night were the outgoing mayor and :ncoming mayor the incoming councilmen, bank ers, business men and others, and about one-half of the visitors included wives and daughters of the guests. The travelers, though tired, were full of praise for their neighbors south of the Tehachapi and the enerprlse and co operative spirit they noted in the south. Stocktonlans who had wandered south ward before always returned home with glowing stories and the present pil grims said they were now prepared to believe anything they ha heard about the lesson centers in boosting in and around Los Angeles. The party left Stockton on Wednes- ( day, reaching Paso Robles next morn- Ing. They dipped in the mineral baths there and took glimpses of the hotels and surroundings. The Coast route was traversed by daylight, landing them in picturesque Santa Barbara at 6 o'clock last night, though they had expected to be there by noon. The hotel facilities of the city were carefully scrutinized in connec tion with plans for their own new hotel. Special cars awaited their arrival In the City of Angels, with Secretary Eddy and Editor J. L. Phelps o£ the Stock ton Independent as a reception com mittee. These two men had come on ahead to look after preliminaries. President D. A. Guernsey of the Stockton chamber of commerce, who is a banker, and brought his wife and two daughters, was in command of the delegation. Superintendent of Schools James A. Barr was chairman of the excursion committee. Others asso ciated in the arrangements were M. J. Gardner, Ed R. Thompson, R. B. Oulla han, F. J. Dietrich, E. W. S. Woods. J. M. Perry and P. E. Holt. Mr. Guernsey commented favorably , on the large growth of Los Angeles banking facilities. At the recent state bankers' convention in Santa Barbara ; this growth caused much favorable , comment, and while in that city yes- , terday Mr. Guernsey heard this talk j emphasized. What Stockton Boasts Of ' Secretary Eddy talks of his home , town thus: , "One of the reasons we came is to . show that the floods did not drown j us out, even if they submerged some ; of the lowlands. These are the tule f lands, where we raise potatoes and asparagus, there being 500 acres alone j of the latter in cultivation. Five can neries send this asparagus all over . the world. "In grape products we excel. Our , Tokay table grapes ripen there and . color there as nowhere else. We have j the largest winery in the state. We raise more barley in San Joaquin county than any county in the United ■States. Stockton is the big flour mill i city of the state and for years grains were the chief products. Now we are : running more to diversification. "Tour city of Los Angeles has made , wonderful strides. We want to be in doctrinated with the spirit that pre- , vails here rind to have a good time as well. That is why we are here." Waterways Keep Rates Down Superintendent Barr said: "Our city has about 25.U00 inhabitants ; In round numbers and is the center of San Joaquin county, seventy miles northeast of San Francisco and 397 miles northwest of Los Angeles. "Our climate i.s much like Los An geles and the countries bordering on the Mediterranean sea, with nißhts al ways cool and wo raise terrvperate and subtropical products, including \ha ; orange and cherry, grapes and pear, fig ] and barley, palm and prune side by , side. i "We boast of our waterways, which , keep freight rates down. As the head ] of all-the-yoar navigation on the San Joaquin river system, being connected with the river by a navigable channel ] two and a half miles in length, we can i take on and discharge freight equally well by steamers or trains. For a mile i on the western limits of the city the channel harbor is lined with flouring ; mills, lumher yards, shipyards and coal bunkers. Back in 1898 the daily traffic between Stockton and San Francisco alone was 500 tons daily and 144,000 passengers by steamer in that year. It has grown every year since." As at present arranged the program will bfi as follows: Today a trip over the Balloon route, covering the Soldiers' home, Venice and beach cities. At night a theater party i for some and trip to Glendale for others i is planned. Saturday a personally conducted tour over the Salt Lake to Riverside, Red lands, Pomona and Ontario, with side drives to Smiley Heights and dinner at Hotel Glenwood. Sunday is the Catalina Island day. Monday is reserved for the ostrich *>>m. Pasadena, Orange Grove avenue, Pludlng Adolphus Busch's sunken rdens, with the ascent of Mount we In the afternoon, 'uesday Is the surf route trip day, h the afternoon devoted mainly to ne Heach. A Spanish dinner at sa Verdugo is billed for the evening. 'hfl rest of the week will be left to option of the visitors. ETHEL MACDONOUGH DRUMMER GIRL RISKS HER LIFE Orpheum Actress Beats Monster to Death with Heel of Her Dainty Shoe and Then Cries About It "Afraid of a mouse? Well, I guess not." There was commotion in a dressing room at the Orpheum last night, shrieks and screams and hysterical laughter. And the little gray mouse who was the innocent cause o£ it all was so scared that in his terror he made a dreadful mistake. Ho ran into another dressing room, which happened to be the one oc cupied by Ethel MficDonough, the petite solrlier girl who does the drummer boy stunt. Miss MacDonough didn't scream. She whacked the mouse with one of her high heeled slippers. When she saw that she had probably killed the little thing she cried. "I just can't help it," she said. "I didn't mean to kill the poor little thing. I only wanted to scare it away. | "No, lam not afraid of mice, either! But I didn't want it around my dressing room. It takes more than a mouse to scare me. Didn't you hear what I did in Cincinnati?" Of course there was one who had not heard, and the story had to be told. "Last summer in Cincinnati," said Miss MacDonough, "there was a snake charmer 'on the program the week I was there. She had big snakes and little ones and all the intermediate sizes. They were kept in willow baskets in her dressing room and the men per formers used to joke about what would happen if they should get out. "At the Saturday matinee I was just about through my turn when I heard a woman in the audience scream. I was standing at the right side of the stage at the time, just turning to march back, beating a quickstep on my drum. Charms the Snake "I heard the scream and saw the cause at the same moment. Out of tho left entrance a great yellow and black snake was calmly wriggling toward me. "I wanted to faint, but couldn't. I couldn't move— l couldn't even think, but my hands kept on beating out that quickstep on the drum and that snake kept on coming. "Suddenly I realized that I had only to turn round and take two steps to De in safety — and my nerve came back. I bepan a monotonous tattoo like I had heard the snake charmers play on their tom-toms. "And Mr. Snake just coiled himself up in the center of the stage and listened. Then ba began to tie himself into bow knots and figure eights and all the intricate figures that a snake ever imagined. "Applause.' Why I never heard the like. Four times I bad to drum that horrid reptile through his crazy dance, or whatever you would call it, before the audience would let me go. Then the stage manager turned on the house lights and announced the next act. "Then I broke down and cried. "And that horrid woman said I did it purposely and was trying to steal her act. Well, when I have to use grease paint an inch thick like she did I may try the snake charming act. "But afraid of mice? Well, not that you would notice." FAMINE IN CHINA IS BROKEN AT LAST By Associated Press. SHANGHAI, May 30.— The famine which has prevailed for many weeks,, causing hundreds of deaths and great Buffering, has been broken. The crops are still thin but the hot weather of the past month has been favorable to a good yield. American gifts have supplied milk regularly to 1006 babies at the Bsu Chou Fu temple, while 200 more have been nourished occasionally. The children are left with their parents or relations as the Chinese dread foreign orphan ages. What is left of the gifts will be turned over to the Red Cross society to re lieve individual cases of need and to grapple with the next crisis. He— You can't realistethow much I love you. l oould die happily by your side. She -Well, If you're still here when pa returns from thi* Hub he may be able to oblige you. LCS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 31, iyo7., 5000 PARADE AT SOLDIERS' HOME VETERANS TAKE PART IN MOST IMPRESSIVE SERVICE Living Heroes Pay Tribute to Dead Before Largest Crowd of Soldiers Ever Gathered in 6outhern California The living hero of his country yes terday paid honor to his comrade who has gone to the world beyond in what were the most impressive exercises in the history of the Soldiers' home at Sawtelle. Visitors from far and near came to take part in the services and the largest crowd of veterans ever gath ered In Southern California. ' More than five thousand formed in I line and awaited marching orders for , the burying ground on the hill. Whlte > haired vterans, many of them so dls • ablerl that they are hardly able to 1 walk, were out with the first beat of [ the drum, and held their heads as , erectly as the youngest high school j > cadet in line. 1 The pride of the soldier stirred in | their hearts and made them young | again. As they gathered around the . graves in the cemetery and thought of > the comrades, 1930 in all, who had fought with them and died in the homo —thought, too, perhaps, that the time is not far off when many more will be laid to rest, there were tears in their eyes. Great loads of flowers accom- , panied the procession to the cemetery and beautiful girls in white gowns who ] went from Sawtelle and Los Angeles I scattered the blossom* over the graves, , forming a carpet of bright hues. At the head of the procession rode Captain Francis McCourt of the Fifth United States cavalry. He was a dash ing figure as the grand mrashal of the day and with him were his aids, Charles Landgraf. George K. Ober. H. i C. Deakins.and Charles F. Groff, all of j them of the home and prominent in the life of the institution. Grand Army posts from other points were also in the procession, as well as ■ high school cadets and children from the public schools. ] All who came were the guests of the home at dinner and later the ma jority of the veterans and visitors at tended the memorial exercises at Ward Memorial hall. The oration of the day was delivered by Colonel James A. Davidson of Pasa dena, and a poem written for the occa sion was read by N. W. Fitzgerald of Los Angeles^ Lincoln's Gettysburg ad dress was read and there were patriot ic airs by the Soldiers' home hand. Seated upon the platform with Gen eral O. H. LaGrange, governor of the home, were the visiting members of the national board, who arrived in Los An geles yesterday. HOLD SERVICE FOR BENNINGTON BOYS Waves at Balboa Are Covered with Flowers and Cannons Boomed Over Grave of Dead Heroes Hidden by the offerings of grateful thousands, the dull waves of the Pa cific were beautiful yesterday with the floral tributes of the patriots who gathered by the water's edge at Balboa to pay a loving memorial to the dead heroes beneath the waves. It was a solemn and impressive cere mony by the roaring waves, a ceremony, that recalled to mind the devotion of the boys whose bodies rest in the deep. The services yesterday were espcially commemorative of the Bennington dis aster. The Sixth division of the Naval reserves went to the seashore, and to gether with the 3000 or more visitors at the beach did homage to the memory of the boys who died in the disaster. The Newport chamber of commerce had charge of the memorial services. In the great auditorium the services were held. Hon. Lee C. Gates made an ad dress. Assemblyman Clyde Bishop of Santa Ana. George D. Black, Charles L. Hartwell, E. J. Lewis and others also spoke. The Santa Ana quartet sang several numbers, and the Whit tier Cadet band played patriotic airs. In the open the services were even more beautiful and impressive. The sailor boys had brought down a Hotch klss gun on the cars, i id several vol les were fired over the waves. Then, from every point on the big pier thou sands upon thousands of gorgeous blos soms were scattered on the waves till every incoming breaker seemed to be crested with flowers. Among the thousands was one offer ing not for a sailor boy. A mother and little son threw in the floral piece. It was a large wreath, almost five feet in diameter, great and splendid, seemingly the costliest offering of the day. Across the top was a white ; atln ribbon bear ing the words, "To My Dear Marie." Like the others, it was thrown to the waves, a tribute to a daughter or sis ter who slept where the seaweeds grow. HOW REALTY MAN REGARDS OPPOSITION* Los Angeles, Cal., May 29, 1907. Perry W. Weidner, Chairman Owens River Campaign Com mittee, Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles, Cal. Dear Sir — With all due respect to the sincerity of those who are opposing the Owens river water plan, I beg to state that I be lieve that each and every one of them will be found on the right side of the question, after the bonds are voted, working for the consummation of this necessary and beneficent idea. Right now these detractors are weakening, for they are assured that the prop osition is to carry and consequently their attitude is that of one who is hedging in order that they may reserve seats in the band wagon of popular opinion. I candidly believe that the agitation stirred up over this ques tion by those who are against it has been a benefit rather than a detriment, for we all know that every knock at a proposition so fundamentally necessary to the growth of Los Angeles must un questionably revert into a boost. Furthermore, it will be in line with the magnanimous policy of the pro-Owens river advocates to receive with kindness into their ranks such as are willing to ultimately renounce their heresies. Let this be notice, therefore, to each and every one of the "antis" that an invitation is extended to them to cross the line into our camp without fear of molestation or criticism. Yours very truly, A. T. JERGINS. TAKE THE FREE OCEAN TRIP TO '.':'• ■ : , •• ■•'■••>■.•.■ / [BAY ClfY] ' . ; ■. ■ . .', i.. ■ ' .■■ ' . ' » • ' Launch Leaves Long Beach Pier Daily at 10 A. M. and 2 P. M. You will find a high-class all-thc-year-round beach town, with street work all con> pleted, electric lights, telephone," water, 1500-foot pier, hotel, bath house, pavilion, etc. Adequate building restrictions insure good houses and good neighbors. Lots $800 and Up, Easy Terms Take Pacific Electric Coast line direct to Bay City, or go to Long Beach and take the free ocean trip, or go to Alamitos and take free ferry to Bay City. Get a Fish Dinner at the Hotel s • • • . ■ Baysicie Land Company p. a. STANTON, Prea. QA ft Wlc*o.+ Til i ffl 0 -!" Home A-9000 L =?i^c p - lb west inira mreei; sunset Main 763 MERCHANTS If ATI.. BANK, Treaii. . ***" '«»» WOMEN WAGING BILLBOARD FIGHT Will Give Card Parties to Raise Funds to Circulate Literature Against the Vacant Lot Evil Mrs. J. 7. Kanst and other members of the outdoor art league will keep up their agitation against billboards despite the legislation which the Los Angeles city council has enacted, and which is temporarily tied up in the courts. Early in June a party will be given at the Woman's club house which for want of a better name is called a bill board party. There will be more of them. Card games will be indulged in, and it has been suggested that the markers should be small flags on which the names of business firms which do not advertise on billboards should be printed. The idea is to let society women and those having civic pride know which firms refuse to support the billboard men by taking their wall space. With the money thus raised literature will be freely distributed to arouse sen timent against the nuisance which all large cities are now fighting. TO DETERMINE LAUNDRY ZONE Though Judge Olln Wellborn has taken under advisement the test case involving laundry zones in Los Angeles, attorneys for the city take a very fa vorable view of the situation by re marks made from the bench. The litigation grows out of the at tempt of one Chung to establish a wash house at Thompson and Twenty-second streets in January in defiance of the ordinance which mentions the lines of exclusion for these soap suds factories. Chung was arrested at the instance of nearby property owners, charged with committing a misdemeanor, and his lawyer appealed to the federal court. Restraining orders were issued against Police Judge Rose and Assist ant Prosecuting Attorney Guy Eddie from proceeding with the casa, and they were cited to appear to show cause why a permanent injunction should not He. George— A thoroughbred gentleman puts on his clothes and then forgets them. Ned— That's what I try to do; but my tailor won't let me." 'SEE ARNOLD' WAS M'GILL'S ADVICE Defendant in Civil Service Trial Now Charged with Delaying Time Blanks of Employes Who Ignored "Subtreasury" Though the prosecution has con cluded its presentation of the case against former Secretary William Mc- Glll of the board" of health before the civil service commission, alleging in subordination and incompetency, the testimony at the trial developed addi tional indiscretions to which the com missioners gave heed, though they were not specified in the charges as pre ferred. These included delays in making out the pay rolls for employes of the de partment who would not or could not afford to have their warrants "shaved" by Money Lender George Arnold, whose operations have recently been stopped at the city hall by Mayor Harper. Both Health Commissioner Powers and Acting Secretary Henry Sief gave it as their belle! that there was no col lusion between McGlll and Arnold, and that he was getting no commission. Former Quarantine Guards T. H. West and L. A. Majors In their testi mony insisted that their own experi ences and those of other employes with whom they talked were that McGill suggested to them that they get the money due them- from Arnold, as it would be the most expeditious way, and they found that McGlll carried Ar nold's blanks in his desk. Delayed Requisitions "McGill was supposed to make these requisitions out by the first of the month following the month in which we worked," said West, but he would plead that he hadn't time or had over looked it right along, so we had to wait for weekfe. I grew so tired of these delays that I confined my in quiries to the treasurer's and auditor's offices and finally went to Arnold. I would get my time slips in five minutes after I did business with Arnold. They would be made out on Arnold's blanks.' "What commission did Arnold charge?" asked Commissioner Young. "At that time I paid 10 per cent, though he asked as high as 12% per cent." Former Quarantine Guard L. A. Majors testified that McGill "had It in for him" ever since he found that by taking a direct route to the treasury with his demands at times he could avoid doing business with Arnold. "Did you believe these delays were designed or mere carelessness on Mc- Glll's part?" asked Chairman Haynes. "My conclusion was that Arnold was to blame. I saw Dr. Powers about it and also Mayor McAleer, who sent for Dr. Powers. Twice McGill suggested to me to go to Arnold, but I told him the city was paying me, not Arnold." The case will be resumed on Satur day night in the council chamber. NATIONAL BOARD MEMBERS EXAMINE SOLDIERS' HOME On an inspection tour of the ten branches of the national home for dis abled volunteei soldiers, ten mem bers of the national board arrived In Los Angeles yesterday. They went at once to the Van Nuys hotel and after registering, boarded a special car for the Soldiers' home, where they witnessed the memorial exercises in Ward Memorial hall, saw the mam moth memorial parade to the burying ground of the soldier dead, and were the guests of the home at dinner. The party has already visited eight of the ten homes which they have to Inspect and have traveled 10,000 miles. In the party are Franklin Murphy of New York, president; Capt. Henry E. Palmer, postmaster at Omaha; Col. Walter P. Brownlow, Jonesboro, Term., congressman; John M- Holley, banker, La Crosse, Wis. ; Col. Henry H. Mark ham, former governor of California; MaJ. James W. Wadsworth, Geneseo, N. V., former congressman; MaJ. Moses Harris, general treasurer, New York; Col. W. S. Elwell, Inspector general, New York; D. C. Spencer, chief clerk, New York, and H. K. Holley, La Crease, Wis. If you want to go east, C. Hay dock. Agent Illinois Central K. 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