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WIZARD TOYS WITH POLICE HOUDINI HAS FUN AT JAILERS EXPENSE EASILY GETS OUT OF THEIR HANDCUFFS Man Who Releases Himself from Crushing Weight of Manacles Defeats Cleverest Men on the Force Houdlnl again baf fled the police and of ficers and escaped from their most dif ficult "hardware" last night at the Orphe um. Officers Gardner and La Niece, assist ed by Jailer Gllpln, fastened nearly one hundred and twenty pounds of shackles and handcuffs on the wrists and ankles of the "handcuff king," from which it took him exactly eight and one-half minutes to escape. This is the second attempt made by these three officers to defeat Houdlni. On Saturday evening they handcuffed his hands behind his back and drew the chains of the leg Irons through the iandcuff chains. In this difficult posi tion, which compelled him to crouch upon his knees, it took Houdinl fifteen min utes to release himself. Gardner, La Niece and Gllpin say that they are not through with Houdini. and Houdlni says that if it gives them pleas ure to shackle him they are welcome every evening. He offered one of the trio a year's salary— Houdlni' s, not the officer's— to repeat one of the simplest of his tricks which the rtflcer had boast ed of doing. Up to date the offer has not been accepted. HOUDINI HUNDREDS WATCH CIRCUS SETTLE DOWN FOR STAY Clown Turns Somersault Onto Bull. dog's Back and Animal Chases Him from Tent — Girl Subdues Lion The parade will leave the irimnil» at 9:30 thla ' morntnSr. • .The route will be ! down I Main :to Spring, to First, to Broadway, to Main and ¦ back to the ground* at ¦ Prae*er park. . Thl« will be the only parade while the elrcua la here.-, ¦>••¦¦• T' •¦ ¦' ¦ ¦' ' . ' ¦'¦¦. ' .¦ : ' Hundreds of people were at Prager park yesterday afternoon watching the men of Ringlings' circus put up the great tents under which thousands of persons wll be seated today. The company arrived in this city early yesterday morning, and at once the machine-like system of the show was called into play transporting animals and paraphernalia to the grounds at Ninteenth street and Grand avenue. By the middle of the afternoon the post holes had been dug, the tents pitched and the greater part of the preparatory work had been completed. The lions were distempered. One roared until the attendants were at a loss to know what to do. The lion is known as Garry and is subject to unusual fits of morbidness and melancholy. He beat his huge paws frantically against the bars of his cage-wagon. Then came a little girl. She hastened up to the door of the cage. When the beast's back was turned she grabbed his tail The animal wheeled about and showed his teeth, but he calmed down as he saw who had offended him. He couched his big frame on the floor and bowed his head like a whipped dog. The little lion tamer was Theresa Schadal, who is only 8 years old. She crawled inside the cage, petting the lion, which lay peacefully at her feet. The clowns, jokers and all the rest of the merrymakers were busy yesterday rehearsing their various stunts and joking with spectators. One of the latter had a bulldog attached to a chain which he held in his hand. When the owner of the dag was looking in another direction a clown who .had not seen the animal turned a handspring, alighting on the dog's back. The dog broke loose and began a chase after the frightened clown The clown ran, jumping over a five-foot back yard fence of a residence. Not till he was sure that the dog and owner had disappeared did he venture out of the house. The circus will be in Los Angeles for three days, having both afternoon and evening performances. The parade will be held today. "STANDARD OIL LEADERS ARE ALL SHORT WEIGHT" Declares Abe Ruef, if Honest, Could Have Been the Foremost Politi cal Figure of Cali / fornia Pastor Robert J. Burdette preached on the topic "Short-Weight Men" at the Tmple Baptist church yesterday. He said: 'The fact that anything is weighed proves a standard of weight. And the standard must be exact, Just, unchange able. When the merchant says 36% inches make a yard the yardstick smites him in the face. When he says 1950 pounds make a ton the clang of the scales calls him a liar. A d the man who gives short weight or measure cannot appeal to the standards of measure which he uses. The standards are kept by the government. "In the British standards office is kept, for instance, a piece of platinum that is the standard for a pound around the world. The crown jewels are not more carefully guarded. The unit of the y*rd Is measured between two parallel lines on gold studs sunk in a plate of bronze, and this . distance is the standard when the atmosphere is at the temperature of 62 degrees Fahrenheit. The error of a single observation between two lengths in this official department is one one hundred thousandth of an inch, so delicately ac curate are the standards for measuring materials. "How much more perfect must be the standard of a soul? No wonder the short weight men are detected when the Cre ator weighs them In the balance. How many men there are who come 'near' to being great One-term governors; one term congressmen. A short-weight man breaks his finger nails and bruises his knuckles pulling and picking at the Gor dlan knot. Alexander says 'The problem Is to sever the neckyoke from the tongue'; smites the knot with his sword, and the trick is done. Persia was con quered in that one blow, " 'This Is the way it is in the books,' said the old line generals of 1793. 'The books make good wadding; the thing itself is LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 23, 1907 in the whiff of grape,' said Napoleon. And military science reversed itself. Samson was the strongest map In the world. And because he was short-weight he died blind Rnd In the housp of his enemies. "If George 111 had been r full-weight king we would be Englishmen tonight Intoning an Episcopal service. If Abe Ruef had been a full-weight man, with his abilities for organization and leader ship he might just as well be governor of California as the convict that he Is. "The Standard Oil corporation Is the greatest money maker In this money wor shiping world. Every man connected with it Is being weighed. Short weight, every one of them. Not one full grown, full sired, full weight man in all the 'list. "It Is a pathetic list— the roll of the short-weight men In history. And the weighing is going on all the time. If there are any short-weight methods In your own business or your own life the defect Itself Is the thing that tells on you. God doesn't have to shadow you like a detective. He gives you the fair word, 'Be sure your sin will find you out,' and lets you run on your own way. "The human race marches past him like a line of recruits, walking stralghtly un der the stick and stepping frankly on the scales. And the deficient ones are brushed aside." "A SECTARIAN CHURCH SERVES ONLY ITSELF" William Horace Day Preaches on "A New Church for a New Age" at First Gongregational Church At the First Congregational church tha Young Woman's and the Young Men's Christian associations were the guests of the church for a yearly service. This church concentrates a large part of it# institutional work in the hands of the associations. The secretaries and officers occupied seats of honor on the platform, joining in the processional with the kind ergarten church. Brief addresses were made by the sec retaries of religious work, Miss Edith Conde and E. H. Emmet. The earnest ness and the wisdom of the plans for the religious work for the young men and women of the city, as outlined, made a deep impression. The pastor, William Horace Day, preached the sermon, taking for his text Revelations xxi:s: "Behold I make- all things new." The subject chosen was "A New Church for a New Age." He said: "In though, Industry and social life this is a new age. More rapid changes have occurred in the last century than In the preceding mlllenium. Bewildering in novations come rolling in upon us as a spring tide sweeps upon a level beach. The most conspicuous fact in this new age Is the rise of democracy. 'Compas sion for the multitude' moves the hearts of earnest men. Our art and our litera ture center our interest up^n social situ ations. In this age of the social question every city is trying to clean house. Such an age cannot but develop religious tend encies peculiar to itself. Among others, three facts concerning church life impress me: The decline of sectarianism, the crit ical movement, and the social passion. One is accleslastical, one is intellectual, and one is ethical. In response to the new age, has a new church been grow ing? "Have we a new church? Many a sad voice replies: Yes, alas, we have a new church, and the Christ is dishonored be cause we have departed from the church of yesterday. Jesus did found an abiding church, and founded it on a rock. He further warned his followers against tho new teachers who should come with fads misleading the multitude. We have been told by the new that the old is outworn and should all be done away with. "When I think of the story which is as eternal as God's love and man's sin, I feel like singing 'The old-time religion Is good enough for me 1 ; but there is a sense in which the old-time religion is not good enough for anyone. Our Lord commanded the man who should lead the church by bringing forth things new as well as old from his treasure. When the chruch is content to live merely in the old, It fails. It must bring forth new ideas, new forms of service to meet the needs of each new age. "While the critics discussed the coffin for a dead church, and friends were seek ing a stimulant to awaken a comatose church, the great head of the church has been working without observation and we have a new church for a new age. New Age "Our Christian associations disclose a new church serving a new age. In no small degree the associations have been the agency by which this newness of ser vice has been reached. I have spoken of the decline of sectarianism, the critical movement, and the social passion as be longing to this new age. In using these tendencies as means of religious better ment and in preventing them from being one-side-, and destructive, we have the earnest leadership among the young men and young women to thank. The secta rian church forgets that it is here to serve the kingdom and seeks to serve it self. "It becomes self-centered ana self-satis fled. Your work has performed wonders in minimizing intolerant narrowness, and has no less served in preventing the op posite extreme — disloyalty to the church by persistently seeking to be the servant of the church. No one of us pastors here ran do other than rise up ani call theso association workers blesses for their con tributions to the vitality of the life of the local churcn. No less have you had n hand In meeting t- - negative work of the critical movement. "For a gener. -ion t...s Intellectual ten dency has seemed to destroy reverence and interest for the Bible. You have not furnished an arena for the controversy of the hnur, but you have redoubled your work in teaching the Bible as the founda tion of Inspiration for right living. In a measure at least, through your work in our colleges, there are today over 50,000 students doing regular Bible work. Whereas a generation ago very few high er institutions hau courses of Bible In their curriculum, today there are ve^y few whicn do not have such courses. "That interest in Bible study has spread and Roman Catholics and Jews are study ing the word. I am not speaking at ran dom when I say there are more earnest Bible students in the world at this hour than ever in the human history. The as sociations are helping the church share In the social passion. The meeting in the upper room in St. Paul's churchyard, where the first association was born, was led by George Williams, the young dry goods clerk, who combined evangelistic fervor with social passion. How to bet ter the young men in the drapery trade was the object. "It was to be done by bringing the indi vidual to the Christ he had found in the country chapel In Brldgewater, and also to secure more reasonable hours of ser vice. It was to accomplish great service as a winner of souls and also in promot ing the early closing which finally affect ed all British retaildo . These associa tions have helped the new church to serve the new age because ... has been true to the old. The evangelistic purpose has never been forgotten. In the associ ations the attempt has been made to an swer the question of the careless or the perplexed, 'What of the Christ?' has never failed of the message, 'Follow thou me." In the presence of these our guests we can never forget that the new church is serving the new age." If yon want to go east. c. HaydocK. Agent Illinois Central B. 8., IXI W. it*. ME. LILLIAN NORDICA PLANS PAGEANT AT HER AMERICAN HOME ME. NORDICA WOULD ADAPT BRITISH IDEA Suggests William Perm, Sir Walter Raleigh, John Smith and Poca. hontas as Figures in the Show LONDON, Sept. 22.— "1 have never seen anything more educative or more In keep ing with the noble traditions of the Anglo- Saxon people." It was Mme. Nordlca who spoke in these enthusiastic terms of the St. Alban v pageant. The prima donna was staying at Ciaridges hotel, but had spent most of her time in the old world town of St. Albans, where Queen Elizabeth and Boa dlcea and various ancient Britons mas querade dally. Mme. Nordlca Is enthusiastic about the pageant Idea and intends to carry it out af her institute on the "Harlem river, when her great scheme materializes." "I am sure," she said, "we can arrange a pageant in America Just as well as they can here. We are just as interested in William Rufus and Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth and Oliver Cromwell as English people are, and I do not see why England should monopolize them. But there Is no reason why we in America should slavishly copy the English page ants. Their historical figures are also ours In a sense, but we have famous and interesting figures rtlktt are all our own. "When I arrange a pageant I hqpe I shall have Indians and settlers exactly as they appeared 300 years ago. Aren't Wil liam Perm and Sir Walter Raleigh and John Smrth and Pocahontas all our own? And aren't they historical figures that appeal to the imagination of us all? We don't need to take all our history from England. We can take the best that Is common to the Anglo-Saxon race. "I believe that pageants such as I have seen at St. Alban's would be an even greater success in America than In Eng land. We haven't, of course, the medi aeval setting of St. Alban's with its hoary old abbey and Elizabethan houses, but wo can do excellently with the material we have." A large number of people here are en thusiastic about Mme. Nordlca's insti tute, especially the Duchess of Marl borough, who has promised to give her assistance in every way she can. LONG BEACH Y. M. C. A. PLANS RED LETTER WEEK Special to The Herald. LONG 'BEACH, Sept. 22.— Tomorrow the local Y. M, C. A. wKI Inaugurate "red letter week," which will be marked by numerous enjoyable programs and sports, and will conclude in a grand member ship rally a week from tomorrow. The program for tho week follotvs: Monday evening— Reception to members and non-members, readings, music, comic Etunts; refreshments. Tuesday evening— Six o'clock dinner to all Long Beach teachers. Wednesday evening— Quiet hour service at 8 o'clock, led by William H. Wallace, chairman of religlout work committee. Thursday evening— Free salesmanship lecture by Walter Gould Lincoln, and reading, "Pigs Is Pigs." Friday evening— Supper 6 p. m.; mem bership rally 8 p. m.; indoor baeeba:i game, company H vs. Y. M. C. A. Saturday evening— Gymnasium exhibi tion. Sunday— Auditorium service 3 p. m., "Christian Citizenship." Monday— "Red letter day, when every body gets into the bandwagon and bootis Y. M. C. A. membership." AH the evening events will be held in the association's handsome new home on Locust avenue, near First 6treet. The boys' department will take especial in terest in the membership rally. The boys have divided their department ln'.o two sections, the "whites," led by Charley Tharslng, and the "blues," led by Lome Middough. The side getting the most new members by the time of the closing qf the "red letter week" will be banqueted by the losers on Saturday, October 5. SAY CRITICISM IMPROVES THE TELEPHONE SERVICE Special to The Herald. LONG BEACH. Sept. 22.-When the Merchants and Manufacturers' associa tion recently adopted a resolution criti cising the local service of the Home Tele phone company W. 1». Porterfield came back with the statement that the reso lution was adopted at a star chamber session and that it was Instigated by the secretary, W. Clifford Smith. Mr. Smith only smiled at this affront, and last night the association adopted another resolution declaring that its crlticltm has had Its' effect and that during the past week the service furnished has been better than at any time before for a year. Missing Girl Detained Mary Stellmacher, who has been miss ing from her home on Avenue 20 for sev eral days, was arrested at tha Chutes park last night and placed in the deten tion hone on a charge of ineorrlglullity. Patrolman M. R. Klnkaid, who has been searching for her, made the arrest. Well Acquainted Gayboy — Well, your father has con sented to our marriage. Aren't you surprised? Miss Willing— Oh, no! You wee, papa doesn't know you as well as I do BAPTIZER IN LAKE BUMPED BY BOATS WHITE.CLAD, DR. J. GRIFFIN HOLDS CEREMONY Negro Man, Woman and Boy, White Man and Indian Compose Class of Evangelist — Hundreds Watch Immersion About 300 people of nearly all national ities congregated on the, banks =of .Echo park lake at 4 o'clock to witness a bap tismal ceremony: by Rev. J. Griffin, the negro evangelist. «»!„_ * The baptism was the result of meetings having been held in a tent or Mateo street. near Ninth. : \, * ' '".^'- ''L-i, A small tent was pitched near the place of the ceremony for the use of the can- A* "brother" took a polo and went out A "brother" took a pole and went out into the water to test the depth and left It sticking up at the point decided upon. During this time some one started dole ful music, which was followed by more enlivening strains. ' _ . . Rev ¦: Mr. < Griffin passed through the crowd clad in white robes. Before step ping Into the water he made a brief ad- Rev Mr. Griffin . appeared priestly as he was led out into the water by a plain clothes brother on either side. . -In placing himself in the water In readiness for. the baptismal service came ir contact with a crowd of young people in boats. , ¦ / . By this time the surging mass crowded so close to the water's edge at' the point of the ceremony that many were in dan ger of an enforced baptism without for mal ceremony. .;-<..'< ¦ ' . • - ¦ . The first person who was "washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb was -an enthusiastic negro woman at tired in white. She arose from , the im mersion , with shouts of Joy, | jumped _ up In the water with uplifted hands and her movements appeared to tax the strength of those attending her going out of the water to the tent. ; '»i. : Following in the ceremony was • the baptism of . a negro boy, negro man, a white man and one Indian, making five "Before baptising the Indian and while they were standing in the water Rev. Mr. Griffin made an address, stating among other things that his work was no re specter of persons as indicated 'by the cosmopolitan personnel of his subjects at hand. ' "'.''", '¦¦'. ¦'.. :-±- ' '¦ NOTED ANOfLER WILL * - SPEAK m NEW YORK Special to Th« Heralfl. PASADENA, Sept. 22.-Prof.- Charles Frederick Holder, president and founder of the Santa Catallna Island Tuna club, has been elected honorary member of tne Asbury Park, N. J., Fishing club and will deliver an address before its con vention to be held In New York Novem- Prof Holder Is a well known authority and writer on matters piscatorial and en joys the honor of being the sole honorary member of the Asbury Park club. Throop Polytechnic institute opens next Wednesday and the enrollment to date Indicates a busy year. Owing to conflict in the program enrollment wad discon tinued temporarily until the program could be arranged. Many of the grad uates are returning for normal courses and that department is full. The removal of the grammar department has allowed of a rearrangement of rooms in east hall that will better the facilities of the school. About $12,000 worth of new in struments and apparatus have been added to the laboratories. The new grammar school expects to get into its new quar ters by October 10. The school teachers of the city met Superintendent A. L. Hamilton at the high school yesterday and plans were made for the opening of the public schools on Monday. The meeting was mtrde the cccasion of greeting their fel low Instructors after a separation of three months. After Commissioner W. D. Medill has taken his vacation It is probable that the commissioners will visit Long Beach and inspect the municipal machine shop there. Commissioner Medill says that the com missioners will doubtless recommend the installation of a similar shop here for the use of the fire department and a plan of paying the men extra for the time spent in the shop will probably be adopted if the shop is installed. James Enever had his hand badly crushed In the cogs of a machine at the ice plant yesterday. He was oiling the machine at the time of the acclbtent. A physician dressed the hurt, which will probably not result in permanent injury. J. C. Webster, the electrical contractor, has returned from an eastern trip of several weeks. He reports conditions that indicate an era of continued pros perity throughout the eastern and middle west statts in which he visited. A mistake has been uncovered In the assessment for street work on Palmetto drive by the protest of Mrs. Laura S. Coates. The contractor failed to oil the gutters, but the assessment was.flgured on the combined area of roadway and glitters. New estimates are being pre pared for a correct assessment. ELEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS PLEDGED ON DEBT OF CHURCH Special to Tho Herald. PASADENA, Sept. 22.— The ail-day meet ing today of the Christian chirrch in their new edifice was very successful from a financial standpoint, the sum pledged toward liquidating the indebtedness was $11,000. The largest individual pledge was for $1500, made by W. L. PorterflelU. A number of pledges of $500 were made and numerous smaller am junta. PIONEER RESIDENT'S CONDITION* 18 CRITICAL Special to The Herald. PASADENA, Sept. 22. W. A. Buchanan, who has been seriously ill tor the past few days, shows no change in his condi tion for the batter. His inability to tawe any appreciable amount of nourishment and his advanced age cause his family and friends grave fears for his recovery. Harold Parker, Fred Ryan and T. D. Nestor returned from the east this morn ing after a six weeks' trip that cov-rad numerous points. RETURNED PASTOR TALKB OF TRIP TO HOLY LAND Special to The Herald. PASADENa. Sept. 22.— Before an au dience that filled the opera house Rev. F. M. Dowllng told of his recent European travels under fifteen flags. In his best vein of wit and humor the popular pas tor held the attention of 1)1 s hearers for two hours while he described the interest ing and amusing incidents of his trip. The proceeds from the lecture are to be devoted to the building fund of the new Christian church. Ererylhlr.g you witnt you will find In th» classified page—* modern encyclopedia. On* cent • word. DISINCORPORATIONISTS ARE PUBHINQ PETITION Special to Tha Herald, OCEAN PARK, Sept. 22-The dlsineor poratlon element Is asking signatures to a petition asking for the regulation of num erous matters, In which the reduction of the railway fares and the charges for electric light and gas are minor requests. The petitioners also nsk that the board "Immediately co-operftte to secure a gov ernment deep sea harbor at Venice." The petition is being prepared to be puM. in the hands of the trustees tomorrow evening. DISSATISFACTION LEADS TO MASS MEETING'S CALL Attitude of Santa Monica Council Toward Wholesale Liquor Dealer and Tax Rates Leads to Move by Association Special to The Herald. SANTA MONICA, Sept. 22.-Fostered by the local business men's association ar rangements are under way for the holding of a mass meeting some evening preced ing the sewer bond election next Friday, when the question of Invoking the recall against objectionable members of the city council, and perhaps Mayor Dudley, will be considered. The action comes as an Indirect result of the move of the board last Monday evening In slicing $1200 per annum from the business taxes of H. C. Aiken, who has a monopoly of the wholesale liquor trade here. It is alleged that offers from outside people to pay an Increased reve nue for the privilege Aiken enjoys have been ignored by the council. Mayor Dud ley Is said by the backers of tho move ment to have been particularly active in guarding Aiken' s interests. Other matters that will be brought to the attention of the voters by those con ducting the meeting will be the policy of administering the city's affairs that the new governing body is pursuing and the question of supporting the $160,000 sewer bond election in view of the fact that the city is now heavily in debt. ENTERTAINMENT TO MARK OPENING OF NEW BANK Sreclal to The Herald. LONG BEACH, Sept. 22— As soon as the plate glass for the building arrives and is In place the mSw First National bank will be thrown open during the entire afternoon and evening for Inspection by the public. Committees have been up pointed to arrange some sort of entertain ment for the occasion. E. J. Mantel, an employe of the Los Angeles Dock and Terminal company, was struck by a bolt at noon today while working over a turning lathe on the new dredger. A hole a, quarter of an inch deep was torn in his left hand near the base of the thumb. City Attorney Skinner has filed a motion to strike out two seotlops of the complaint filed by J. ,W. Boyd, who asks the super ior court to restrain the city from com pleting the sewerage pumping plant at the foot of Elm avenue. A general demurrer to the complaint will be filed this weok. The pumping plant is designed to elevate the beach sewerage to the main outfall sewer. Hans Vockeroh, swimming teacher at the Long Beach bath house, has had made to order a large block fitted with finger holds, for use by his pupils. Resting the upper part of the body on the block, the pupil can practice the leg stroke easily and practically. This is a new method and Vockeroh expects It to prove a suc cess. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Carny will start to morrow for Santa Barbara on their motorcycle. They will take the coast road, traveling easily, and expect to reach their destination Tuesday. They will return the latter part of the week. The fall bowling season will open !>..¦¦• Tuesday evening, when Milton Swearing en, H. M. Wertz and James Bowron of the Long Beach bath house alleys, wlh contest with a team from Morley's alleys in Los Angelees. The local trio make a strong team. Swearingen's 299 stands as the record for the bath house alleys. Six hundred thousand feet of lumbar comprises the first purchase of material by the Home Bond and Building company, a recently incorporated concern. The lum ber was brought from the north on the schooner Robert Dollar. At the company's planing mill at the foot of Seventh street material for three new residences is be ing prepared. The company will also soon prepare material for the Colonial theater, to be built at Third street and Locust avenue. The Rev. Hugh K. Walker, pastor of Immanuel Presbyterian church, Los An geles, addressed the Auditorium meeting of the Y. M. C. A. this afternoon on the subject "The Distinguishing Marks of a Genuine Gospel." J. W. Patterson, who was the soloist at the Torrey meetings at Huntlngton Beach, was In charge of the music. The meeting was inspiring. MECHANICS WILLHEAR OF SHOE FACTORY PLANS OCEAN PARK, Sept. 22.— Judge J. C. Steele of Santa Monica will address the local mechanics' league at Us meeting next Thursday evening. Several of tho stockholders in the shoe factory, now be ing constructed at Venice, will be present at the meeting to give the mechanics an idea of the proposed workings of their plant. • Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Fraser are entertain ing at their handsome beach residence Mrs. Bashford and daughter, who are numbered among well known Los Ange les society people. . A petition to the city trustees asking that no further liquor licenses be granted was circulated about the city today. Entertainment Course SANTA MONICA, Sept. 22.-The annual fall and winter course of entertainments under auspices of the Epworth league of the First Methodist Episcopal church will open Wednesday evening, October 3, when the Hon. Joseph G. Camp of Georgia will deliver his lecture, "The Orator of the South." On the evening of November 4 the league will be entertained by the Gar ber family, musicians, magicians, readers and singers. J. Lorenzo Zwlckey, the Swiss art lecturer, will appear before the league on Monday evening, December IG. CONFINED IN OVEN, TWO MEN ARE BAKED TO DEATH BERLIN, Sept. 22. -To be literally baked In death was the fate of a smith named Mensol while executing repairs in a baker's oven on the Konigdam the other day. He and a boy assistant named Felmer entered the oven, which was still warm from use over night. A violent gust of wind caused the door, which fastened from the outside, to slam to directly they entered. Cries were vain. Both fever ishly plied tbelr tools and succeeded in mak ing an opening In the side toward the fur nace, which, though damped /down, emitted a terrific heat, The boy scrambled through at the expense of terrible burns, reached and opened the door, and then fell exhausted in a dying condition. When assistance arrived Men stel was found In the oven dead with the flesh dried on his bones. Sold Under an Absolute Guarantee, We have just ordered 1158 guaranteed Electric Flat Irons. This proves that we have absolute faith in this iron — and we back up that faith with a guarantee that is binding — you get a new iron if anything^goes wrong with the one you £>uy. If you have electricity in the house you can use this iron and save many weary hours over the ironing board. Regularly sold at $6. Canfield's special price $3. Get Your Iron Today CANHELD HARDWSRE Ctt 537-539 SOUTH BBCKDWOT RAISE PRICE FOR YANKEES VALUES FALL WHEN AMERICANS LEAVE LONDON TAILORS AND HABERDASHERS "STICK" TOURISTS Day Is Past When a Man Can Delude Himself Into Believing That He Saves by Buying Abroad LONDON, Sept. 22.— With the exodus of American tourists from London prices in the various stores that cater to their wants are beginning to fall. It may not be generally known, but it is neverthe less a fact that with the rush of the American visitors to the British metrop olis prices are watered to an extent that would make an up-to-date American trust magnate blush, and with their departure the bottom drop 3 out, so to speak, and the price marks once more assume a normal face. There was a time, not many years ago, when the average American could come to London and fool himself into believing that he was saving the cpst of his passage on his purchases. Three or four suits, a dozen pairs of gloves and a dozen neck ties were packed away in a trunk marked "Not wanted on voyage." and he was the proud and happy possessor of a wardrope that he was sure could not be duplicated for twice the money in his home land. But all that has been changed. There was a time when a good suit could be obtained in London for $15. Today, during the American season, the same suit is ticketed $20 and unblushingly offered to the "easy." open handed American tourist. Necktie» which were formerly 30 cents are now priced at 60 cents, and kid gloves although still cheaper than in tho United States, always advance 50 .per cent during the late summer, when the people from the other side are here In full force. As a matter of fact it is an exceptional English store that has a fixed price on an article. In the majority of cases the quos tion of price Is left to the salesman. He has a minimum scale below which he is not allowed to go, but the nearer the sky he gets with his actual sale the better he is liked by his employer. Now, these methods are rather "raw and tht merchant who practiced them in the United States would starve for want of customers. Americans are considered easy by this class of merchants, and they are easy simply because they have been used to the one price system and are not on the lookout for extortions of this kind. The American has himself to blame for the fact that prices go up as soon as the papers announce that the rush for Eng land has begun in the United States. In oast years, and even today, the American tourist, and especially the women folks, find It impossible to make a purchase in London shops without making an audible remark about its cheapness. "Why these gloves would cost me three times as much in New York," she ex claims, intent upon Impressing her na tionality upon the shopkeeper, who, hy the way, was perfectly aware of it from- the time she darkened the doorway of his store. These oft-repeated remarks have had the natural effect upon the Eng lish storekeeper and Americans act upon London prices like clear weather on a barometer. IN THE MAGAZINES MOODY' S MAGAZINE for the greater part of the past year has Ijjgn decidedly pessimistic in Its editorial view of bus iness and market conditions, although it must be conceded that Its views have been amply Justified by the procession of events. In £9 September Issue, however, a more optimistic view Is taken editorially, a significant change of attitude in vie* of tts recent opinions Moody's Magazine has been prominent In pointing out tnat the present disturbed condi tions financial. Industrial and social, are due to Inflation caused by depreciation of gold con sequent upon th- Increasing supply of the precious metal. Its editor, Mr. Holt, has stood sDonsor for a W3'l defined theory which has received the support of many economists. Quite In the line with his contention Is an article by Prcf. J. Pease Norton of Yale on the necessity of a gold commission, arguing that congress should appoint such a commis sion to study an'i report upon the problems presented. National action In this matter he considers the par; not only of -prudence, but that It possesses also the virtues of both wis dom and duty. An elaborate article on the Culebra cut by Ernest Cawcroft in tho leader in Out West for September. The author praises highly the work done by the American engineers, who are tak ing painß to guard against the mistakes of the French cnglreerß. He also has a good word to say for the sanitary engineers who have robbed fever and other diseases of their terrors The article Is richly illustrated from photographs. Haiian T. Smith has a readable paper on "A Neglected Field for Archaeological Research," whioh ho finds In Wyoming. Grace Bllery Channlng tolls of educational kinder gartens In Rom;. Ethel Griffith chats on •Meadow Larks at Dawn." Herman Scheffauer contributes a highly imaginative sketch. The Trailer of tht Sun." There are short stories and poems and some good editorial talk by Lummls. In the current Issue of Harper's Weekly Edward Hungcrford reveals a number or the tricks of the cheap swindlers who claim dam ages from Btreet railway companies for inju ries they hav> never received. He also dis closes the Interesting part that detectives ahd the faithful earner* play In exposing the at tempted swindling. The article Is ilustrated with photographs from the archives of street railway coinpanlr« showing at their daily tasks many of the persons who had brougnt suits for "permanent iniiries." One interest ing feature of the photoaVaphß Is ihat In loins cases the "injured" persons have been "snap shotted" working, all unknowingly, for the very railroad against which they had brought action. It has been shown beyond doubt that a large class of these damage claims are dishon est from the outset and that many persons throughout the country have made a profession of this sort of business, but the detectives with their cameras have stopped most ot it. . ..¦'¦ ¦ ' .' '•¦;••¦'," •'*¦¦ From, the cloying sweets of fiction -with which so many magazines seek to hold their readers, one turns with keen appreciation to the I profusely | illustrated Popular I Mechanics magazine, sure that he will find In Its pages not - only entertainment, . but Instruction .as well. ¦> Ever true to its motto, "Written so you can understand it," . this publication de scribes all .. the modern achievements ,In me chanics, in a manner designed to ' hold the most disinterested reader In thrall. The Octo ber number contains in ail 143 articles and 121 illustrations, and among the interesting fea tures are a description of a process for chemi cally producing sugar from elements almost as free as air; how the big palatial ocean liners of the present age are taken out of the water after every voyage an 1 given an overhauling both Inside I and out that surpasses anything in the way of spring houseoleanlng ever under cone; a new > system of draining ¦a ' marsh by means of a water wheel; a method of teaching swimming on dry land; how ths railroad is conquering the African interior— a vivid ¦ de scription of the dangers besetting such enter prise In the dark continent; and many others fully as Interesting. ?£ A Wisconsin | farm | lad recently discovered a comet with a telescope of his own i construction. He . tells Just how he. built the Instrument, and Incidentally one gets a picture of a wondering youth going out at night to gaze at the stars and dream until at last they kindle the ilres of his own nature to ambition and attainment. The article will be a source of inspiration to many a boy of limited opportunities I < For the ¦ practical me chanic there are 47 Illustrated articles describ ing ways other men have found of Improving or lessening their .work, and for . the amateur mechanic there Is a splendid department de scribing devices • other • amateurs have found amusement, instruction and profit In building. Variety of Interest is the keynote of the Sep tember number of the Travel Magazine. Com ing as It does between the big seasons of sum mer and winter migrations It elves the pub lishers an opportunity to present several arti clei of unique interest and more general char acter than we can find space for In our spe cial numbers. And from the handsome red and green oover depicting the "Return from the Hunt," throughout the whole number, tho issue is delightfully eeaaonable— all the trips Indicated may be taken this month with great pleasure. In "Following the Hounds In Cali fornia" we have In Charles F. Holder's usual delightful style a description of the variety of sport and the fun afforded In hunting on the Pacific coast. Gardner Richardson tells of his experience "At Sea with the Gloucester Flßh lng Fleet." the experience of two college men who desert a summer hotel of a Massachusetts resort to fish with old salts. Walter Prlchard Baton's good advice about the seasons Is found as usual in "A Calendar of Travel." Clifford Howard describes "A Dip in Great Salt Lake," and the sensations atTorded by a salt water bath inland. "Hunting Elk and An telope in Wyoming" is Paul Townscnd'B rec ord of a recent trip In the mountains of the northwest. In "A Week Hnd Auto Trip to Southampton, Long Island/ we learn about the kinds of roada to expect and tho various points that make good stopping places along the ways of the "Automobillst's Paradise." Ernest Cawcroft tells us where to go and what to see in a limited amount of time In "A Tourist's Trip through Panama." "An Ameri can Woman's German Vacation," by Grace Isabel Colbron is the story of a summer Ar cadia, within the nhadow of Berlin. "Motoring through the Country of Millet and Rousseau" by J.rMarchand shows how the fields of France and the forest of Fontainebleau present the reality whose pictured semblance Is so dear to an art-loving world. "A Trip Down the Thames from Oxford to 'London" by Esther Brook Is nn account of the delights of the river life as followed in houseboat, launch or shell, between historic banks. BOOK WORLD NOTES At the head of their fall list Llttle.Brown & Co. have placed "John Harvard and His Times," b;- Henry C. Shelley, whose "Literary By-Paths in Old England" was one of tho substantial holiday books of a year ago. Ev ery Harvard alumnus ought to be Interested in this, the first book published on the founder of Harvard university. • • • if Following the publication of other records of the findings of the American archaeological expedition to Syri* In 1899-1900, under the pat ronage of V. Everit-Macy, Clarence M. Hyde, B. Talbot B. Hyde and I. N. Phelps Stokes. William Kelly Prentice, professor of Gre»k at Princeton university, has prepared for publica tion by the Century company this fall all the epigramatical documents In Greek and Latin found by the expedition. * • • The notion of Little, Brown & Co. is headed with E. Phelps Oppenhelm'a latest novel, "A Lost Leader," just published, and already one of the six best sellers. Another popular Susan Clegg book, entitled "Susan Clegg and a Man In the House" by Anne Warner, will be brought out; also "The Nether Millstone." a new mystery story by Fred M. White; "By Neva's Waters " a romance of love, adventure and diplomatic intrigue, with a Russian back ground, by John R. Carllng, author of "The Shadow of the Czar"; Tom Gallon's latest de lectable romance, "The Cruise of the Make Believes"; "The Welding." a new novel of Interest to both the north and south, by La fayette McLaws; and "Lord Cunmarlelgh's Secret," a clever tale with an audacious plot by Roy Horniman, an English author. Timothy Cole's "Old Spanish Masters"— one edition a limited edition de luxe-and a new volume of vo-se by Richard Watson Glider. "The Flro DiVne," will be among the Century comDanv's Issues October 19. The same data tZTuse will i.m« three new Thumb-nails- LongfelloWs "Tales of a Wayside Inn." Dick ens' "Seven Poor Travelers." and Stevenson 3 "Travels with a Donkey"— David Homer Bates ¦Lincoln in the Telegraph Office." Ralph Hen ry Barbour's now story, "Tom, Dick and Har riet," and Emllte Poulsson's book of "Father and Baby Plays." # % A new book about Eben HoWen promises keen delight, and In the little book which Irv ing Bacheller ha, written about »>'« '•"»«« hero the promiFe is amply fulfilled. The book has the quaint title of "Eben Holden'. Last pay a-Fishlng." and It is among this week's publications of the Harpers. It is not only a book full of the genial hu mor tne kindly wisdom of Eben Holden, but it give's the reader a sense of the breezy health fulness of outdoor life. "Uncle Eb's" pungent sayings and his love of fishing are alike a charm. Old though he is. he cannot resist the attraction of tho rod and line! Not only are there the humor of Bben Holden and the breeasy delineations of (out-of-doors, but tHere are also charmingly restful descrip tions of Christmas tlmo in a simple, old-fash ioned country hoint, all set in an atmosphere of good will and iriendsnlp and unitlflihnm.