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HER 'QUALITY STREET' FINE tUDE ADAMS BCORES AGAIN IN OLD TIME PLAY rRIE COMEDY A DELIGHT WITH HER INTERPRETATION Whimsical, Fantastic, with Transi. tlons from Light to Shade, Humor to Pathos, She SMnes Through It All "Quality Street" In James M. Barries train was the forefather of "Peter Pan." And tho child inherited all the tenden cies toward whimsicalities and fantastic cleverness that the parent shows in cl Yet >0 '''Quallty Street" is Intrinsically more of a play than is Its offspring— that la It possesses more of tho technique of This^s to its credit, but it would be vastly to the discredit of "Peter Pan' •were the slightest bit more of stagecraft, a such, permitted to obtrude itself. Maude Adams gave us "Quality Street at the Mason last night. It afforded de cided contrast with her previous offerings, In that It permitted her to take a very lightsome, winsome role in skirts instead of a boy's part. It introduced us to a new Maude Adams —the woman-side of her, and we found her very sweet and lovable and delightful. * • • As a play, this Barrle effort Is not flaw less. It is based on the old device of mis - taken identiy, but of so barefaced a the atrical makeshift sort that it is improb able—nay, Impossible. . But it has atmosphere; it takes one im mediately into the days of patchouli; and '• harpsichords, and ' spinsters, and over whelmingly ridiculous modesty, and pan talettes, and lavender, and old lace. It translates us into that early nine teenth century world of primness and sanctimony which hedged a woman about ' bo severely that it makes the free and • easy folk of now wonder that a girl ever dared love a man or that a lover ever •;' found courage to batter down the walls of | conventionality and besiege the maiden citadel of a feminine heart. .¦ It ¦ wafts us into the sentimental— when . (sentiment was dealt but in huge gobs and •was of a treacly, sticky consistency, as Blow of motion and as sure of lasting as I is cold molasses on a wintry day. " So a very large audience found "Quality Street" an unmistakable delight. It Is a ; kaleidoscopic melange of pathos and I mirth, humor and tears, laughter and sad- I ness, sentiment and bathos. ¦ ¦ ¦ . , •'.".," a . It requires a rather strong imagination . once or twice to admit the Barrle prem ises; but then so much of his writing must be taken on faith anyhow that this is to be expected. . | There are touches about the play that • are wholly delightful— the school, for In stance, that the Thrassel sisters establish, and their difficulties with algebra when ¦ Phoebe says pathetically: "Oh, it's when you say 'x' equals 'y' and 'y' equals -z,' and you know in your heart all the time that they're not equal"— children— the sewing party of old maids, so remindful of "Cranford" and our grandmothers— military ball and Phoebe's implshness— these atone for all else, amply and fully. So that even a coldly critical eye after I all is satisfied and a calmly Judicial mind Bays that if "Quality Street" Is not quite "quality" it very nearly so. • . • Miss Adams in skirts as Phoebe is— " Maude Adams. The hoydenish features of her boyhood days give way to a demure ' ness Just as fetching, but voice, facial ex | pression, gesture, are all discernible, and | the personality of the star is never lost. Her fantastic, spritely comedy style Is I 1I 1 at its best, and her quick transitions to i "pathos are unerring. ; No one can appreciate how much she | does to make the comedy ago because she / so thoroughly permeates the role, but one would hate to see "Quality Street" with out Maude Adams in it. Ida Hammer's portrayal of Susan is . charming, natural and consistent, and the other women are generally in the picture. Only one man really counts, the returning : * officer, done by Ernest Lawford. He is as i good in this part as he was bad In i, "L'Aiglon" and almost up to his superb j Standard as Mr. Darling and the Pirate. . In the main the scenes are good, though | glaring • anachronisms are noted now I and — such as Japanese lanterns at an i English fete early in the nineteenth cen ;• tury! ¦'¦ -^.. ; * • ¦;¦¦' m ¦-: The avowed purpose of "Quality Street" ' was to provide Maude Adams with a role ) which would reveal her gifts for winsome, ! sweet comedy. It does more; it shows ; what real genius can do to rejuvenate an I inherestly conventional drama bordering I 1I 1 perilously near at times to the mawkishly | sentimental. i I That she clothes it with the mantle of ¦ truth and makes It seem real is Miss \- ogams' own personal triumph. '.. 4 . » DETAILED TO INSPECT FOREIGNERS' COURTS Sanitary Inspector Queirolo, Who Speaks Three Languages, Will Do Special Work for the Housing Commission Because Sunitary Inspector Nick Quel r»\o speaks three languages ho was yes terday detailed by the health board to regularly inspect house courts whore for eigners live. Under the housing commission the old disease-breeding courts with no wood floors and no plumbing were ordered torn down and more sanitary places pro vided. It will be the inspector's duty to see that sanitary and ventilating ar rangements are good, sinks are kept clean and every arrangement made for the comfort of the inmates, especially the children. Queirolo will be expected to devote his spare time to sanitary department work, but as the city grows the board will or der him to confine his work fitir.-ly to the foreign settlements, which are the ¦ejxest approach to the tenements and slums of the east. WILL HOLD TEACHERS' EXAMINATIONS SATURDAY Teachers who aspire to a position in [1 tne Los Angeles schools will have an J' opportunity to demonstrate their abilities ¦j July 20 when the superintendent of I schools will hold a written examination . at the Grand avenue school building, at Eighth street and Grand avenue. The examination will begin at 9:30 a. m ' : The date originally set was the first '¦¦ Saturday In August, but this has been •¦ changed to July -0. The oral examination of applicants f\ from outside the city will be held the game day at the office of the board of education. This will occur at 3 p. m. The date for the oral examination of local applicants will be announced by Superintendent Moore the day the written 'initiation is held. MAUDE ADAMS IN "QUALITY STREET" FORTY WEE ORPHANS ARE TAKEN TO THE SEASHORE PIERCE FINDS SECRET OF REAL HAPPINESS Big Hearted Balloon Route Man Glad dens Lives of Two Score Little Ones Who Have Heav. enly Time What is it worth to a man to make a baby smile? With the delighted gurgling of forty little orphans ringing in his ears, C. M. Pierce, the manager of the Balloon Route excursion, is probably the happiest man in Los Angeles. Two score little ones whom fate had deprived of one or both parents were yesterday the guests of the blp, Jolly "manager at his stronghold, Playa del Rey. Grownups would have passed resolu tions thanking their host. The babies did not know anything about whence their good time came. They only ac cepted It and laughed and cooed con tentedly. Mr. Pierce has declared that not an orphan In Los Angeles under 16 shall miss seeing old ocean this summer— no, not if it takes all the Balloon Route cars to carry them down. Eight years was the age limit on the children taken yesterday. There were forty of them, thirty from the Los An geles Orphans' home, Yale and Alpine streets, and ten from the Truelove home. It was no regular Del Rey car that took the little folks down to the water. Oh, no, a real parlor car, with a circle of electric lights in front and a chair for each child there. The children ranged in age from 3 to less than 6 years. Most of the little girls were dressed In pink. The boys wore blue, or dark clothing. Wee Ones Are Delighted No pen— or typewriter— could tell of the delights of the water. Forty little tots wading or bathing in the ocean; a solid line of forty stowing away peanuts, popcorn, lemonade, candy and other goodies, the same omnipresent forty boating on the lagoon, and then luncheon on the beach. It was a stirring sight and the de lighted expressions of the little folk were music that surpassed even the wonder ful band in the danci'ig pavilion. When the parlor car came back to Los Angeles the little folks were tired, but none of them was out of humor. "Tibbie," clothed in a short pink dress, was one of the more voluble. "I waded In the water and a big, naughty wave frowed me over, an' I'm all wet," and she coyly drew down her dress to hide the fact. "Jerome" sat beside her. Between mouthfuls of peanuts he told how he, too, had waded, and of the popcorn and peanuts, part of' which still remained. Boy Has Two Real Names Wealth seems to beget selfishness. Most of the children had but one name and gave that freely. Beside "Gust" sat a little fellow who refused to give his name. "An' he's got two names," cried some of his companions. The little fellow hung his head, but refused to part with even one name. "Gust" was not so rotlcrnt and told his seat mate's name, Willie Leon. ".Catharine," brown-eyed and cheeks rosy with the sun, was contentedly put ting away a bag of peanuts. She, too, had gone' wading in the water, and had felt the little wavelets purling between her toes. Not all tho children who came into the Los Angeles-Paciflo station at 5 o'clock last night were i|uite so clean a when they started out six or seven hours earlier. There were marks of candy besmeared across many little faces; there were dirt and grime and peanut shells, and the car was littered with debris of various kinds common to a picnic. Forty pairs of little eyes gleamed more brightly and forty little hearts forgot that then: was no mamma or papa to bounce them on playful knee. There was just one wee glimpso of a wonderland of popcorn and wading, and peanuts, and boating, and candy, and long rides In a big car— the strange land called heaven on earth. ACCIDENTALLY CUTS ARTERY AND BARELY ESCAPES DEATH Prompt Action by Physician Saves Man's Life Edward Dlehl, an employe of the Lagarmatino company, wholesale liquor jealers on North Main street, while cupping wine bottles in the basement of the establishment yesterday after noon cut an artery in his left wri.st and bled nearly to death before he was relieved. Diehl was rutting a cork with <a sharp bladed knife and it slipped and punctured his arm, making a gash an Inch long and laying open the main artery in his wrist. The blood gushed forth in great spurts, and before he was given assist COS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 18, 1907 ance he had lost such a quantity that his life was despaired of. Dr. Ed ward Palette, who happened to be in the store at the time, was called and ho applied a tourniquet, after which the injured man was sent to the receiving hospital. Doctors Garrett nnd Goodrich tied the artery and used normal saline solu tion to replace thp blood lost nnd ad ministered the usual heart stimulant with hot applications until he was pro nounced out of danger. Later the patient was removed to his home on Kohler street, where he was resting easy at a late hour last night. UNDERMINE CITY'S FREE LABOR BUREAU ANTAGONISTIC INFLUENCES AT WORK IN COUNCIL Charge Made That All Aqueduct Workmen Are Supplied by Private Agency, While Institution's Days Are Numbered The fate of tho city labor bureau, maintained for years by the municipality, is in the balance. Manager A. L. Wilson, who maintains this free work at 217 East Second street, has held his office six years. Applicants for work registered with him pay 26 cents If they can afford It; if not there is no charge, it is stated. Complaint has been made that a cer tain employment agency in Los Angeles sends all the labor used on the aqueduct work. No laborers are given Jobs, it is charged, unless sent by this firm. Sup plying aqueduct labor Is clearly within the province of the city labor bureau, some councilmen point out, while the favored private firm exacts a fee from each man. Manager Wilson's service is free. Just now a special committee of the council, consisting of Messrs. Yonkin and Dromgold, is Investigating the ad visability of abolishing the bureau, the ostensible reason urged being that it does not pay for itself. "This was not the object of the bu reau." said one of the councilmen yes terday. "It Is a charitable department of the city to keep poor men and wo men out of the clutches of grafting em ployment agencies and to keep them out of the city institutions by helping them get work. It in a way prevents crime, for men who can find work seldom re sort to crime. "The fact is a certain councilman wants to put his friend in the place as man-i^er. The prograjn is to abolish the bureau, then after a few weeks to re port that the public demands the re estubllshment of the bureau. Then the new man will be installed. "The civil service commission may have something to say over this deal before the end comes." Manager Wilson's report shows that thousands of men and women have found Jobs through the bureau. Concerning the charge of discrimina tion against the city's bureau In the aqueduct service a further inquiry will probably be instituted to see if the same antagonistic Influences are at work there. JUDGE GRANTS THREE DECREES OF DIVORCE Duplan, Ziegler and Hart Families Divide When Aggrieved Parties Carry Troubles Into Court Three more unhappy marriages were terminated by Judge Rives In department two of the superior court yesterday. Mary M. Duplan was allowed a decree from Augustus M. Duplan on the ground of desertion. No contest was made by the defendant. Helen Zlegler charged that August Zieg ler had not supported her for more than two years, but as August was not in court the reason could not be determined so Helen was freed of the irksome matri monial bonds. Herbert F. Hart asked to be divorced from Agnes Hart on the ground of deser tion, and as the two could not forget old animosities and forgive each other the decree was granted. POLICE COMMISSIONERS FINE HIGH OFFICIALS Suspension for sixty days for Lieut. George Williams and four months for Desk Sergeant George Sparks with loss of pay for each was the penalty as sessed by the police board o these offi cials for their acts in connection with the charges brought by Attorney Brad ner Lee and Kenneth Preuss. These were the two officials on duty at police headquarters the night Com missioner Schenck ordered arrests of the two well known men GROWERS IN FAVOR OF CASH BUY/NO CITRUS AGENT TESTIFIES IN HEARING Declares System of Immediate Pur chase Is Best for Producers. May Conclude Invesga. tion This Week L. N. Mitchell occupied tho stand yes terday In the Interstate commerce hear ing before Commissioner Frank G. Fln layson, testifying for the intervenor. Mitchell Is the Ontario agent for the Citrus union. 1. declared that the holdings system of distributing cars in time of shortage was not the best one for the buyers, whom he represented. His firm had ex perienced considerable difficulty in se curing cars from the Santa Fe under that system to such an extent that they could not fill all of their orders. The Citrus union paid cash for the fruit on the trees, ho said, and the com pany often had orderi for more fruit than they were able to ship through their inability to n«-t the cars in time. In response to a question the witness said In his opinion the cash buying sys tem was the brst one froh the growers, tor then the buyers took all the chances Of delay In transit, decay of the fruit and possible decline of the market price. "Why Is It bettor for the buyers to take all the chances?" asked Commissioner Finlayson. "Why can't the growers take the risk or part of it?" The witness thought the growers would rath) r be relieved of the responsibility in the matter. "How many cars a week were you pre pared to ship? " asked Attorney Britt. "We have often had as many as ten cars a week ready, but the Sante Fe told us that we were allowed only two and one-half on the holdings estimate. "Our fruit Is not always sent to the eastern market." continued the witness. "Sometimes we ship to the middle west or to Montana." Mr. Mitchell stated that the California Fruit Growers' exchange was controlled by growers who did not like to sell to buyers, preferring to get all the profits out of their fruit. "In what way do you mean that the growers control the exchange?" "Well, they elect all the officers and or der the picking of the fruit according to turn, not being guided by the condition of the fruit." The hearing will continue today and It is hoped to finish this week. MOTORMAN IS CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER Law Limiting Speed Broken Every Day, Says Prosecuting Attorney, and Violators Will Hence. forth Be Punished A complaint charging Motorman J. E. Llewellyn with manslaughter was Issired by Prosecuting Attorney E. J. Fleming yesterday. Tho complaint alleges that Llewellyn was responsible for tho death of Amy Lang, the young domestic who was killed by being struck by a Santa Monica car on Sixteenth street Sunday. It is the Intention of the prosecuting attorney's office to secure the arrest of all motormen found driving their cars faster than the law allows. The ordinance states that cars shall not run more than eight miles an hour across intersecting streets or in the downtown district. Motormen say it Is Impossible for them to keep within their schedule unless they run their cars at a greater speed. "The law is broken every day -y motormen on all the lines" said Mr. Fleming, "but it will not be su in the future. I have Instructed the motorcycle policemen to watch the cars and arrest every motorman found breaking the law. "I will issue complaints In every case where I know the men have evidence against the motormen, and will handle the cases myself when they come to court." LONG BEACH WOMAN AND CHILD STILL MISSING ntense Longing for the Old Home In Colorado May Possibly Account for Her Mysterious Absence Mrs. S. M. Blanchard of Salida, Colo., has disappeared from her home at Long Beach, and the police have been asked to find her. With her was her 8-year-old boy. It is thought Mrs. Blanchard may have returned to her former home In Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Blanchard have lived in Southern California three months. Since coming here the woman has frequently said she wished to return to her former home. June 29 she left her residence, after in forming her husband she was going to take the little boy for a walk. Since that time he has not seen his wife or child. Mrs. Blanchard was 27 years of age and weighed about 135 pounds. She had brown eyes and light hair. On her fore head was a scar about an Inch long. She wore a plain gold band ring with the in itials "S. M. B." engraved on the inside. CLUB ELECTS OFFICERS FOR THE ENSUING TERM Lnst evening the Comrades' club of Trinity Methodist church, south, held Its regular monthly business meeting, and the regular semi-annunl election of offi cers, at which the following officers were elected: Walter C. Marston was re elected president; Lewis C. Johnson, vice president; Don C. Burt. secretary; Theron L. Vlvrett, treasurer; Clinton H. Burt, class editor; Joseph W. Jones, ser geant-at-arms. The above officers will be installed .at the next regular meeting In August, when the following officers will retire: Gideon L. Vivrett, vice president; Lewis C. John son, secretary; Clinton H. Burt. treas urer; Dallas McGreggor, class editor; E. E. Price, sergeant-at-arms. General satisfaction was expressed by all present at the result of the election. A departure from the old custom of the society was taken when Walter C. Mars ton was re-elected president. GIRL WITH DISLOCATED NECK IS STILL ALIVE Miss Dawn McPherson, the young woman who was caught in a folding bed and sustained a dislocation of the spinal column near the base of the brain, is lying at the Oood Samaritan hospital in an unchanged condition. According to the surgeons in charge of her case it may He a month before sho recovers from the effect of the In jury which sho received. At tlio present tlmo her condition is critical. WORTH MONEY TO HAVE STAND NEAR CHAMPION Cigar Dealer Sues Jim Jeffries Be cause Latter Changed Location of Saloon and Refuses New Lease In a suit filed yesterday in the superior court James J. Jeffries, champion heavy weight pugilist of the world, is made a defendant with Jack Kipper by Morris Berkowlti, who asks J-M.OOO damages for alleged breach of contract. Berkowltz is a cigar dealer and claims to have had a ten year lease on the cigar stand in front of the defendant's saloon, 304 South Spring street, and the plaintiff claims that they refuse to renew his contract. Figuring that the lease was worth J3o() a month, or $200 In excess of the rent paid, he asks that the defendants be mulcted for the aggregate sum for the term of the lease. PROSECUTING ATTORNEY ADVISED WARD'S DISCHARGE On the motion of Prosecuting Attorney E*. J. Fleming, the case against t red Ward, charged with violating tho djior ordinance, was dismissed in the police court yesterday. Ward was arrested January 26 nnd was tried April S. At the trial the Jury dis agreed and a new complaint was filed. Fleming said the first trial had been conducted before ho took office, and that was the reason he requested it be dis missed. MINING HEADQUARTERS TO OPEN IN LOS ANGELES C. D. Wlllard, chairman. Fred A. Hines of the chamber of mines, O. B. I-iirisn of the realty board, F. J. Zeohftnclolaar of the Merchants and Manufacturers' us sociation and Gilbert S. Wright, compris ing the committee recently appointed by Gen. John R. Mathews. president of the Los Angeles chamber of mines, will hold a meeting today to decide upon the form of organization and place for the pro posed headquarters for the miners and merchants of Nevada, Arlzonn and out side points in California. The proposi tion has been under discussion for sev eral weeks. The general idea seems to be to arrange for a miners' club room, with reading, lounging and other elevat ing and pleasing features, a club room fitted up In attractive manner that will BIG AUCTION and Spanish Barbecue Horses, Mules and Cows, Work Wagons, Express Wagons and Harness at Greenwood's Stable, 547 Central Aye., Los Angeles THURSDAY, July 18, at 10 a. m. Sale of fine lot of heavy work horses, truck horses, carriage horses, Missouri work mules, Jersey. Holstein and Guernsey milch cows, wagons and harness, will take place Thursday, July 18, at 10 o'clock, at Greenwood's Stable, 547 Central avenue. Come and look them over, as they will be sold to the highest bidder. Positively no resserve. All must go on this date. Come one, come all. This will be the biggest horse and cow auction of the season. Free Spanish barbecue. Come in early and take a fine team home with you at your own price. Or buy one of those fine I milch cows and be sure of good milk for the baby. By Order of W. C. Mathieson RHOADES ® RHOADES, Auctioneers ! Office 730 South Spring Street. , .Phones F1259, Main 1259. — — — — — —^^——^^^ W^"*'""' M^ M^ 11 1 doxoimApd x. Coronado Beach is the one perfectly | agreeable and reasonably priced resort near Los Angeles. This applies to the Tent City and the Great Hotel as well. \ Every diversion— every comfort— every pleasure, \ '¦1..'.^.-'-' ;i .^,' and a management that not only \^ y^m S^X wishes to, but is able to please. J^ft V I \\ $ 400 for the round tri P- Jj CgjiflL jn3jffßp?||\ Ask about it at our office » 334 South „ ; M W^i CjjUlUlJjy/ Spring Street, or telephone Sunset It\^^r& Jl Main 758, Home A-9224. V Immediately become headquarter* for all visitors from the mining towns and mlnlnK camps. Possibly a central ground-floor room will be leased, where mining papers will be on file and a book kept open for the signatures of visitors. The committee after tha conference to day may be nble to submit a plan of orgnnlzatlon that will meet with general approval. IS TOLD TO SEEK REDRESS IN THE CIVIL COURTS Police Board Declines to Push Charges Against Central Park Policeman Who Dispersed Brittain and His Friends The police board yesterday advised Ed ward H. Brittaln and his attorney, James T. Rogers, to seek redress In the courts if they wished to push the charges against Patrolman E. R. Cottle. The board then dismissed the charges. Urlttaln and his friends, it is said, have annoyed women and children who wish to sit or stroll In Central park with loud arguments, tendency to make speeches nnd to obstruct the sidewalks and monopolize benches. They use the park as an open forum for debate to the exclusion of other persons who go to the park to rest and read, it is said. Cottlo, It is claimed, used force and violent language in ordering Brittain, who Is an old man, to leave. Cottle claims .that he and all tho pa trolmen who hays preceded him on park duty have had trouble with Brittain and others who persist In acting as if the park was their private property. Attorney Rogers contends that the pa trolman's conduct was in violation of the law of free speech and peaceable assem bly, and tho case may be carried higher. The police refer to tho crowd at the park as "the agitators," and have many complaints on file in support of their action In ordering speechmakers to move on. CITY CORPORATIONS ASK ASSESSMENT REDUCTION The principal new cases before the city equalization board are those of the Los Angeles Gas and Electric company, whloh asks thnt its franchise now as sessed at $401,350 be assessed at a nom inal sum. The Los Angeles Brewing company also wants its figures reduced. Tho bonrd will hold a session thla morning In the council chamber. SENDS ULTIMATUM l r O DEPARTMENTS CITY AUDITOR WILL ADHERE TO LAW STRICTLY Clashes with Board of Works and. Fire Fighters, but Council Finally Approves Irregular De. mands to Clear Books City Auditor W. C. Mushet, the fire department and tho board of public works have clashed over irregular de mands. Unwilling to O X certain demands the auditor transferred the responsibility to the city council with the warning that he would approve no further demands unless the ordinance was strictly com piled with therein. Tho council at its special session yes terday approved the demands over the auditor's head. The Items presented by the fire de partment for which no requisitions had been obtained In advance were: Edison Electric company, $15; Home Telephone company, $10; Edison Electric company, $14.20; Los Angeles Gas and Electric company, $58.95 and $22.15; C. Ducpmmun, $15.13; Diamond Coal com pany, $120.50; Globe Grain and Milling company, $217.fi0. Street sweeping fund— Lee Kirk, $140 60- Hugh Currnn, $100.10; Philip Gles, $112.50; M. Knudson, $100. Street department— J. F. Malone, $84.35; M. J. Sullivan, $99; L. Kennedy, $65.60. Accompanying them this comment was Indorced by the auditor: In these cases the street department is employing help which is not pro vided for In the city ordinance gov erning positions in this department. If you will reapprove these demands and the board of public works will certify that the labor has actually been performed and that tho price Is reasonable, I will number and register them and pass them out for payment. I have notified the board of public works, however, that from now on I shall absolutely refuse to approve any demand for salary that does not strictly conform to the ordinance. Mies Blondlock— -How dare you tell people my hair is bleached? You know it is false. Miss Ravenwing— Yes, dear, I know It Is. I told them it was bleached be fore you got it. — Brooklyn Eagle.