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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
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.
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.
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
"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
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
William Horace Day Preaches on "A
New Church for a New Age"
at First Gongregational
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
"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
"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
"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*.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Miss Willing— Oh, no! You wee, papa
doesn't know you as well as I do
Negro Man, Woman and Boy, White
Man and Indian Compose Class of
Evangelist — Hundreds Watch
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. ' "'.''", '¦¦'. ¦'.. :-±- ' '¦
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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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
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
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.

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