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The Sohmer Wins
The Sohrraer wins because of its superior construction—its
sympathetic tone and its unusual wearing qualities. The
Sohmer piano is made entirely in one factory—it is the result
of many years of artistic piano construction.
Made in all wanted finishes—walnut, oak, etc.' Mission,
Colonial and other special designs.
The Sohmer piano is also made with the Cecilian self
playing mechanism built inside the case—the result is the per- .
feet combination piano, Hear it demonstrated at our store.
Sohmer uprights range in price from $450 to $800. Soh
mer Grands from $750 to $1000. Our plan of easy payment
pUtB a Sohmer within the reach of every home.
Geo. J. TiirKpt Co.
( Ktrinwiiy, Ceclllnn and Victor Dealers
345-347 South Spring Street
Herald Patterns
M VI 1.1(1 M
Tho now skirts show all degrees of
suppleness, and a pleasing design/that
is particularly well suited to the new
soft fabrics is here sketched. The skirt
is buHt on the poplar flve-gored model,
the fullness beipg 1 disposed in twin box
pleats alternating with plain panels. A
plain band of the material constitutes
the trimming. It is not difficult <o
fashion the skirt and it will prove most
graceful and becoming when finished,
either as a part of a costume or aa a
separate garment for practical wear.
For the medium size seven and orie
quartpr yards of 44-inch goods are
needed for making, this quantity in
i-ludlng tho trimming band.
1093—Eight sizes, twenty to thirty
four Inches waist measure.
The price of this pattern is 10 cents.
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paHiurnt, The Herald, allowing two m
weekK for dellveiy. '$■
Thirteen speeders were arraigned in
Police Justice Frederickson's court yes
terday and »270 was emptied into the
city's strong box as the result. The
names and fines imposed were: Harold
Huntsberger, E. C. Caister", T. A. Tib
bot S. Pearson, V. R. Turner, E. W.
Crowther, H. C. Bowers, W. H. Price,
M. A. Marcher-and O. W. Van Aukan,
each fined $20.
E. E, Helm was fined $30 and A. C.
Lusby paid $25, while J. M. Williams
came up with $15. .'
K. Tamado and a Japanese compan
ion were held up a short time before 1
o'clock yesterda- morning in front of
469 Turner street by five Mexicans and
robbed of a watch, chain, locket and a
small sum of money.
M. S. Pendergast, 213^ Commercial
street, reports his room was entered
early yesterday morning and a suit of
clothes and a shotgun stolen.
Not a minute should be lost when a child
rhows symptoms of croup. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy rfven as soon as the child
becomea hoarse, or even after the croupy
couth appears, will prevent the attack.
HOTEL GREEN. Pasadena. Cal.,
./.merlran and European plans.
The Passion Play
A stereoptlcon lecture by Dr. Ruth M.
Wood Tuesday, March 3. at 8 p. m. at
the American school of occult sciences.
1040 South Olive. Admission 16c.
Ornamental Post Illumination Will
Expire Next Week and Emer
gency Resolution Is
The board of public works yesterday
called the council's attention to the
fact vthat the contract for furnishing
the necessary e.'ectric current for the
lighting of the ornamental posts on
Spring street from Temple to Ninth
street and Main street southerly from
Ninth street to the easterly line of
Broadway, produced, will expire March
8, 1908. '
The board has Invited bids for fur
nishing the necessary electric current
for lighting the posts" for one y6ar
thereafter, the bids to be received Fri
day, March 6.
Should no proposals or bids be re
ceived on that date for furnishing
the current or should a satisfactory
contract not be duly executed by
March 8, 1908, it will require further
authorization from the city council to
continue the lighting of the posts.
The board therefore presented a res
olution authorizing the board to pro
ceed under the emergency provisions
of the city charter to have Spring
street and the portion of Main street
lighted with electricity during such
portion of the month of March aa may
not be covered by a contract regularly
Piles Are Replaced as Fast as They
Are Washed Out, but Perma
nent Structure Will Be
The city rouncll has taken further
action authorizing City Engineer Ho
mer Hamlin to place a stationary pile
driving, apparatus near the outfall sew
er pier at Hyperion, in order to replace
piles as rapidly as they are washed out
by the tides.
Unless the driver is kept there it will
cost the city hundreds of dollars extra
to replace the lost piles by separate
On February 5 Engineer Hamlin rec
ommended that he be directed to ( keep
a pile-driver at the site until such time
as the city has funds available to erect
a permanent structure. He also rec
ommended that $300 be appropriated
for immediate use and an additional
$2700 to allow for the maximum esti
mated expense to maintain the pier
until July 1.
The city council soon after set aside
the $500. requested (which is already
spent) and authorized entering into a
contract to maintain a pile-driver at a
cost not exceeding $2 a day, but did not
appropriate the $2700 asked for, evi
dently expecting that the expense of
driving piles would be covered by fu
ture requisitions.
This proved unsatisfactory and ad
ditional legislation was passed.
Man Who Conducted His Own Case
Against Mutual Life Insurance
Company Loses Ver.
Four decisions were yesterday ren
dered by Judge W. P. James in the su
perior court in cases tried before him
during tho last fortnight.
In the 'case of the Pacific Electric
company against the Pacific Tours
company, in which the former sued for
money said to be due on a contract to
carry excursion parties,. Judgment of
$7500 was given the plaintiff.
Mrs. B. M. Johnson, who sued the
Los Angeles-Pacific railway for dam
ages amounting to $53,000 because of
an accident In June last when one of
her feet was badly mashed, lost her
suit, the court rendering a decision In
favor of the defendant.
In the suit by the property owners
of Hollywood living along Western
avenue to restrain the city from
widening that thoroughfare, the court
rendered a decision in favor of the
H. Holman, who conducted his own
case against the Mutual Life Insur
ance company for a breach of con
tract, and In which he asked for $7500,
lost his suit.
Strangers are Invited to visit the exhibits
of California products at the Chamber of
Commerce tulldlnf, on Broadway, b«tw«»
First and Second streets, where free Infor
mation will be given on all subjects pertain
ing to this sc.tlon.
The RrraM will pny 110 In cash to any
one furnlßhlnpr evidence that will lead to
the arrest anil conviction of any perron
caught stealing copies of The Herald from
the premises of our patrons.
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Conducts Revival Services
Evangelist H. C. Morrison is conduct
ing a two weeks' revival campaign at
the First Methodist church. He speaks
at the church each afternoon at 3 and
pnrh evening at 7:30 o'clock.
Daughter Visits Mother
Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Schular of Min
neapolis are visiting Mrs. Edwin Kern,
Clanton street. Mrs. Kern Is Mrs.
Schular's mother, and mother and
daughter have not met for years.
Company Incorporates
Articles of Incorporation were yester
day filed in the county clerk's office by
the California Settlers' association, the'
object of which is to acquire lands for
colonization purposes. The capital stock
Is $75,000 and the directors are Talitha
C. Shortridge, Clara Shortridge Foltz
and J. M. Jones of Los Angeles and
Samuel C. Foltz and F. A. Carpenter
of Indio. The principal offices will be
located in Los Angeles.
Handsomely Costumed Women and
Men Gather at Ebell Club—Prizes
I, Awarded Best and Worst
Shrovetide and Ash Wednesday—but
first the carnival ball! .
This morning one speaks of the
Shrovetide ball given by the women's
auxiliary of the Good Shepherd home
last night at the Ebell with regret that
it is a thing of the past, but last even-
Ing there was no thought of any time
but the present among those who at
tended, and for a few hours the spirit
of carnival reigned supreme.
The group of handsomely gowned
women who received the guests at the
door included the president, Miss F. E.
Lynch, Mmes. Ida Hancock, James C.
Kays, Dan Murphy, L. A. Grant, John
Grant Gregory Cotter, C. C. Desmond,
Thomas W. Phillips, J. M. Schneider,
C. L. Whlpple, Philip Forve, D. F.
Donegan, G. Alexander Bobrlck, Ran
dall Hutchinson, Frank Shafer, J. De
laney, Miss Marie Mullen and Miss
Elizabeth Daly.
Among 'the out of town people pres
ent were noted "Two Ladies from Cran'
ford," "Uncle Sam," "John Bull,"
"Queen Elizabeth," "Miss Columbia,"
several Spanish dons and their wives,
Mexican caballerous, a sad faced young
woman called "Ophelia," "Minister and
Madam Wu Ting Fang," "Punchinello,"
"Folly," "Dolly Varden," "Red Riding
Hood," "Sappho" and others. A sad
faced monk trod a measure with a
saucy little schoolgirl, a magnificent
specimen of a cowb»y adjusted his long
legs to the time set by a tiny pair of
Dutch sabats, and fair America con
descended to John Bull.
Big butterflies that clung to the walls
and the Japanese balloons that were
pendent on long strings from the cross
beams of the ceiling and that moved
with every current of the warm
scented air were suggestive of the
gaily garbed crowd of dancers below
who formed in the grand march and
afterward enjoyed a dance program
that included quadrille, lancers, waltz,
two-step and Virginia reel.
After supper was served at small
tables in the reception room everyone
in costume formed in another grand
march and medals were awarded ofr
the two best and for the two worst
costumes, these going to Mrs. George
H Hunt, as Madam Pompadour;
George Howard, colonial cavalier; Mrs.
Michael F. Deeley, as schoolgirl, and
Dr John McGarry, as Carrie Nation.
Confetti throwing was a rollicking
feature of the evening. Cards were ar
ranged toh those who did not care to
am observance of leap year patrons
served instead of patronesses, the list
including Count Bozenta,G. Allan Han
cock, James C. Kays, Daniel Murphy,
Arthur B. Mullen, W. E. Hampton, C.
C. Desmond, Charles L. Whlpple, Car
roll Daly, Henry Doly, J. M. Schneider,
J. R. Grant, J. P. Delaney, Victor
Ponet, Francis B. Montgomery, George
A Bobrick, Frank Shafer, Philip Forve.
D F Donegan, Lucian Brunswig, Tnos.
W. Phillips, J. E- Hannon, Dr. ton
dall Hutchinson and Dr. P. G. Cctter.
Mrs. Pauline F. Johnson, wife of
Frank J. Johnson of the Moline Plow
company, died yesterday at. their apart
ments, 530 Temple street, death being
caused by a stroke of paralysis.
Mrs. and Mrs. Johnson formerly lived
at 640 Church street, San Francisco,
where they were staying the morning
of the earthquake. Their home and all
their effects were burned and for two
days and nights the couple were among
the hundreds that found what shelter
they could in Jefferson square.
They were without food during that
time, although possessed of sufficient
money to purchase food if it had been
possible. On the third day they suc
ceeded in securing an expressman to
drive them to the ferry, where they
made their way to Stockton to a coun
try place they owned. From there the
couple came to Los Angeles.
Funeral services will be held tomor
row afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
chapel of Oberholtzer & Mills. Rela
tives from the north will arrive this
morning for the services.
Members of the Los Angeles Alumnae
association of Kappa Kappa Gamma
will hold a social meeting, at the resi
dence dt Mrs. John Beardsley, Hunting
ton drive and Alhambra road, Thurs
day, March 5, at 3 p. m.
The members will gather there in
order to meet Mrs. Canby, the grand
president of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
The Lucky Quarter • '"/•;'.
is the one you pay out for a box of Dr.
King's New Life Pills. They bring 1 you
the health that's i more "• precious than
jewels. ' Try * them t for ' headache, bil
iousness, constipation and f malaria, ; if
they > disappoint \ you ; the price will; be
cheerfully ,■ refunded ;at ■': Dean's . drug
store. ,'■. .••',•.-' '''-''■■' ■■',*"-'■•':'■ .\\'\,,- ■]■',/
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Pcnlel hall, 227 South Main street. Ooi
>l meetings noon and 8 p. m. daily.
Marshutz Optical Co. Moved
To their new modern optical establishment.
No. SSS SOUTH BROADWAY, Dear the cor
ner of Sixth street. This new optical store
Is In advance of anything ever opened In
this state, and it la certainly a credit to
this city.
Reporter Visits Bethlehem Institute and There Sees Things
as They Appear to the Destitute and Starring—Dressed
as Tramp He Hears From Lips of Grateful Men Respect
and Lore They Feel for the Man Who for So Long Has
Been Erer Ready with a Helping Hand
i i
Th« Herald reporter who illagulsed himself as a hobo and went to the Dana Bart
lett Bethlehem Institute yesterday in quest of food, help or employment discovered,
That the Bethlehem Institute Is a strictly non-sectarian though religions Institute.
That It Is devoted exclusively to the distribution of food, clothing, work and the
necexHitle* of life to needy and destitute, but deserving—foreigners and Americans
alike—Bad to the providing of good meals and beds at the lowest possible prices to
worklngmen and women whose wages are meager and who would otherwise be forced
to starve, beg or steal.
That on an average of from forty to llfty destitute families are daily provided
with flour, bacon, smln, coffee and other provisions. •
That from twenty to fifty penniless men are nightly given a good place to sleep,
with a warm fire, who otherwise would go to jail or sleep in box cars.
That all who are working and can afford to pay are given rooms at from $1.00 to
$1.50 a week.
That every room, nt whatever price, is fitted with a white Iron bedstead, white
sheets, pillow slips, good comforts and blankets, and that every bed Is clean and well
worth at least 25 cents, nnd In many downtown lodging houses poorer beds are rented
for more.
That every room also contains a bureau, a clothes press, a good rug, a mirror,
wash bowl and pitcher, and that the whole Is scrupulously clean and comfortable.
That every room In scrubbed once a week, and the linen changed twice.
That every Bethlehem lodger to whom the reporter spoke said that "Dr Bartlett
is a grand old man doing a grand work, and a 'crumb' or bedbug has never been
known In the institute"
That every room contains a lodger, and that men are given generous credit for
weeks at a stretch when out of work and moneyless
That Dana Bartlett has constituted himself a free employment agent and Is pro
viding work for hundreds of destitute Mexicans, Japanese, Russians, Americans, com
mon laborers and others
That his knowledge of the various languages of the cosmopolitan classes who ap
peal to him for aid enables him to direct and aid them In a manner that few other
charity workers can do
That Rev. D. W. Bnrtlett Is complying with the municipal sanitary laws in every
respect, even to the number of beds allowed to a certain floor and air space
That good meals are provided at from 10 to 15 cents—soup, coffee and bread
free—and that scores who are not able to pay eat for nothing.
That good food Is provided, and that the kitchen as well a* other parts of the in
stitute ant kept scrupulously clean.
That the Bethlehem Institute is taking care of nearly a dozen large families right
at the institute, besides nhout three score In various parts of the city.
That It contains a free night and day school, a free dispensary, a free employment
agency, a free net of bath rooms, a free sleeping room, a free Rnssian, Japanese and
Mexican rest and reading room, a free gymnasium and many other free features which
differentiate it from many other charitable Institutes.
That all nationalities meet alike under its various roofs, are treated alike, fed
and clothed alike, and regard the institute as a hnven of rest, comfort and benevo
That heart-touching scenes are dally enacted at the Institute, and that scores In
the desperation of despair and need resort to the Bethlehem when unable to help
themselves or to go elsewhere.
That beds, blankets, clothing, furniture, stoves, cradles, carpets, fuel and many
other articles are kept constantly on hand and distributed for a mere pittance, or ab
solutely free, as occasion demands, to the poor families who otherwise would exist
without them.
That the Institute, according to all connected with Its management. Is losing
money every month in Its restaurant department, and that the profits of the beds Is
expended in addition to whatever donations come in—toward providing food, cloth
ing and fuel for outside families in need.
That Her. Mr. Bartlett is providing work wherever he can find it for his depend
ents, but that many are constantly left on his hands to be fed and roomed, and that
he works on an average of from ten to fourteen hours a day In the discharge of his
humanitarian duties or responslbiltles.
I have Just come back from the scene
of a great battle—a field of warfare,
though void of bloodshed, armament
or roar—and none the less terrible in
its aspects, though its soldiers are not
strewn in trenches, pell mell, or slain
by ball or bayonet.
The battle has been going on a long
time. It is s> battle of hunger against
hell—of need against crime—of sleepi
ness against prison—of fear against
famine —of dearth against disease—of
poverty against death.
A battle of destitute families against
starvation. A battle of idle men for
work and wages. A battle of souls for
It is generated by a good, great man,
who voluntarily, in the name of the
Nazarene, has taken upon himself the
tremendous task of leading them—indi
vividually, though not as a mass—to
succor, sustenance, employment, hope
and cheer.
The man who has undertaken this
humanitarian task is Rev. Dana Bart
lett. The scene of his great battle, as a
mediator between those clashing fac
tions of deprivation and death, is his
Bethlehem institute, Vignes and Du
commun streets.
Rev. Mr. Bartlett has so far carried
on the battle successfully. He has fed,
clothed and housed unnumbered fami
lies and individuals, and himself has
fought a harder battle than any of the
countless victims of poverty that have
come to him in their war with the wolf.
There is only one way to see the
Bethlehem institute and appreciate its
workings. A sight-seeing visitor, an
nounced as such, is treated with too
much courtesy. With all of his expedi
tions into its halls and departments
he can glean only a superficial idea of
its workings, its intents and achieve
ments. In view of this fact, and con
sidering that certain severe criticisms
had been heaped on the institute" In
the past few weeks (which criticisms,
I understand, have had no precedent
in the past conduct of the place) I de
termined to "do" Bethlehem the right
way, i. c., to dress myself as a hobo,
pull my hat over my eyes, thrust my
hands deeply into my pockets and go
blindly to it in quest of help, food and
employment. This way I would be
able to determine exactly the condi
tions existing there.
Dressed for the Job
Accordingly, I donned a black shirt,
a slouchy cap and soiled suit of clothes
and started on my expedition. I ar
rived at the institute looking typically
like a hobo. I use the term "hobo,"
for nowadays it seems to be fashionable
to designate any man In quest of work
a hobo. The term is applied by the
courts to all who are moneyless, and it
is used with the same disregard for its
original meaning by society; so I sup
pose I am justified in saying that, inas
much as I was ostensibly looking for
work I was ostensibly a hobo,
Vignes and Ducommun streets, the
location of Bethlehem, are not exactly
in the swell residence district. It
bears Uttle resemblance to the West
lake section. In fact. It hardly resem
bles anything else In Los Angeles. It
can only be compared to other sections
of the same district. It is back of a
big brewery, two blocks from the gas
plant, and the dirt for blocks around is
black from the tar and other was lngre-
The air smells so strongly that one
who Is not familiar with It must al
most hesitate to strike a match for
fefer of a combustion. Near by Is one
of the largest gas tanks In the west.
All around It are two and three room
cottages, shacks, occupied by the poor
est of the poor, so-called Choloa. ftus-
sians, Japanese and many, very many
unfortunate Americans.
Life's Other Side
Down here is where we find the re?.l
picture of life's "other side." It is
what the fashionable folk would desig
nate "the dregs," the hot pollol, the bot
tom stratum of humanity; and some
times the fashionable folk almost foe
get that these people are human, al
though they are—as much so as the best
of us; and they are flesh and blood, with
hearts, souls, feelings, though among
them are many who seem to be
stunned, insensate, with faculties and
feelings that have dwindled in despera
tion; smothered in futile strife and
But the fashionable folk awake,"at
times, and remember them. Now and
then, from the glittering maze of auto •
mobiles and hanson cabs that tour
from the Westlake boulevards to
Broadway, one of them is seen to
swerve and steer for Vignes street.
And inside there, is a woman, or a man,
carrying provisions, castoff clothing,
medicines, or perhaps a sum of money,
to be distributed among the needy.
These autos come often to the Beth
lehem institute, and by them —aided by
countless other sources, unguessed an<i
ofttlmes anonymous—is derived a great
part of the funds and materials neces
sary to carry on the big work of the
It was after lunch when I arrived Ht
the Bethlehem. Two score or more of
worklngmen, mostly Americans, were
grouped on the front porch, waiting for
word from Rev. Dana Bartlett's office
that would direct them to work; or dis
cussing, hopefully or gloomily, the
prospects of employment. None of
tham glanced at me. If I was seen it
was merely to be regarded as another
of the long line of unfortunates who
hourly stream to the institute in quest
of food, bed or labor.'
On the corner of the street, adjoin
ing the main building, was the chapel—
an unpretentious affair with common
benches and pulpit, where the doctrine
of the Galilean is preached to the in
mates on Sundays.
Adjoining this chapel I saw a sign,
"Free Dispensary," and I entered it.
In the corner, nursing two sick chil
dren, was a Mexican woman and her
husband. Their sole belongings wers
piled on a sheet In the center of the
floor. A third child was playing on the
lounge. I learned afterward that all
of them were penniless and that the
husband, who was old, was anable to
get work. Rev. Mr. Bartlett was pro
viding medicine, food and blankets for
them until such time as work could be
given them.
I pretended to be looking for someone
and passed on into another door. It
was a large schoolroom.
Mother Teaches Children
A destitute Japanese mother, with
two little girls, was sitting by a long
table on which were piled primary
school books. She was teaching them
to read and write their native language.
In another corner were several Mexican
boys studying English.
"This school is run almost night and
day," said an educated Japanese, stand
ing close to me. "In the daytime there
are no regular teachers, but at night
they have big classes and good in
I nodded, indifferently, and passed on.
Nearly fifty children of a dozen na
tionalities were playing In the alley
way at the back of the chapel, end In
the dusty street at the corner. They
were all happy. The struggles going
on in the minds o" their fathers and
mothers, many of whom were actual
dependents on the charity of Dana
Bartlett, did not seem to bother them.
Their laughtor was the only pleasant
thing that for. awhile impressed me.
about the institute. But, later, when I
bot a broader insight into the great
humanitarian work that was being
done there the whole plan seemed to
be beautiful, heavenly, and the keen
edges of distress, which everywhere
appeared before mo seemed lessened by
the sweet charity of the methods em
ployed to alleviate it.
I walked on back of the chapel to a
door, where I saw a number of man
peeling potatoes and stacking groceries.
It was a great storeroom, almost filled
with second-hand furniture, carpets,
rugs, stoves, stacks of flour, bacon,
sugar, coffee, soda, cornmeal, blankets,
coats, vests, shirts and every conceiv
able object which anyone could think
of donating to such an Institute.
"Say," I said, approaching one of
the men reluctantly, "who Is this fol-
Icw you see to get some groceries?
I've got a family and I'm dead broke
and out of work. I need provisions."
"Sure," replied the man, "you just
go and talk to Mr. Bartlett. He'll
give you an order and we'll fill it."
"Won't he charge for the groceries?"
"Not If you really need them, partner.
We give away a wagon load or more
every day."
I continued talking. Finally he took
me into his confidence and told me
what he knew. He had come to the
institute broke and was now an em
ploye there. He was overly enthusias
tic in his praise of the management,
and showed me a list of forty-nine
names of destitute families for which
the men who were now stacking the
f.our were to provide provisions. Every
one of these families, the man told me,
was to be given a sack of flour, a pound
of coffee, some eggs and whatever other
provisions were on hand.
Orders Filled Daily
"These orders are filled every day,"
the man said quietly. "There's on an
average of about forty or fifty families
to be provided for. Work la awfully
scarce now and they have to eat. As
fast as one family gets on Its feet
another seems to get off."
I promised to see Mr. Bartlett, and
then went on to the restaurant in the
front. A square counter temptingly
set with cakes and pies greeted me,
and I walked through the reading
rooms to the man in charge of that
"What's the chance for something to
eat," I asked, a bit nervously. "I'm
There was no ruestion, and as though
I had been but one of a thousand I
was told to sit down. I had a good
meal of roast beef, coffee, soup, bread,
butter and potatoes, and then went to
one of the tables In the office and sat
down among a lot of laboring men who
v/ere stopping there. I read awhile,
and then lapsed Into conversation with
several of the men near me.
All of them were enthusiastic In their
praise of the Bethlehem. There was
not a word against It.
"Talk about your good work," one
of the men finally said to me, "I don't
Know any place that's doing better.
When all the beds are gone at all the
other places and there ain't nothin' left
for a fellow to do but sleep in a box
car and get run in for vagrancy, if he
knows about It—as most of 'em do —
he sure comes to this place. There's
always a place for him to sleep here,
money or not. That isn't all, either.
He can get shoes, shirts, clothing and
food for his family—if he has one—
and there's few other places where you
can do that without money. But of
course Mr. Bartlett ain't a greenhorn
in the business. He can spot a bar
nacle, or one of the professional char
ity leeches, as far as he can seen him,
pud a fellow has to be pretty smooth
to get anything out o' Mr. Bartlett un
less he really deserves it."
I yawned a little, agreed with the
fellow that Mr. Bartlett was "sure the
real thing," and strolled on upstairs.
I met an old man making up the beds,
and as I passed the room in which he
was working I looked in, as if seeking
someone. A wh'.te bed, clep.n and neat,
a feeshly scrubbed floor, a wash stand,
p'tcher, bowl, mirror, clothes press and
several neat pictures on the wali greet
ed my eyes. It was a small room, but
I have paid 50 cents a night for many
worse ones, and it was clean and com
Vermin Not Found There
"Slayin' the bedbugs?" I asked Joc
Tho man gazed at me a bit angrily.
"Say, my friend, I've been making beds
Ir. this institute for over six months
and I've got thi first bedbug or 'crumb'
of any kind to run across yet. No, sir;
there ain't no vermin in this place!"
And the man gave the pillow a hard
punch and resumed his work with a
contempt for my question that made
me move on to more congenial quar
ters. Later I had a longer talk with
him and personally examined the beds.
My Investigation confirmed what he
told me.
After spending about two hours In a
personal tour and Inspection of the
Institute, during which time I had be
gun to be looked upon with perhaps a
little suspicion, I went boldly to Dana
Bartlett and made known my identity.
Him I found a very busy man, but not
too busy to explain to me, between
other tasks and in sentences frequently
broken by replies to all manners of
questions asked by visiting needy
ones, the object and system of the
Bethlehem Institute.
Dana Bartlett is considerably beyond
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the prime of life—gray haired but well
preserved, gtnial and of striking per
sonality. Determination, strenuosity,
sincerity and benevolence illumined hia
face. Ho has a strong, clear cyo, a
firm mouth, and he is quick to consider
and determine.
I regard him as a man who makes
few mistakes, for he is guided by a
worldly and spiritual knowledge of
men and conditions which will not per
mit him to go wrong in his judgments.
"I want to b« shown through tho
institute, Mr. Bartlett," I said to him.
"I want to look over it carefully."
He consented congenially and per
sonally took me over tho premises,
showing me into the rooms, the
"ward," the kitchen, the dispensary
and other departments, many of which
I confessed to him I had "casually vis
I spent one hour with Mr. Bartlett,
going over the big establishment, and
during that time he was accosted by
no fewer than thirty men and women
in various kinds of trouble. Several
he directed as to where they could get
employment; others he advised as to
how to collect wages due them but held
back; others he provided with orders
for meals or provisions, and so on,
until I came to realize that this man,
who was taking me through tho build
ings, was indeed a sort of father, coun
sfllor, provider, guardian and custo
dian of no less than two or thren
hundred souls, who looked to him for
everything in the way of temporary
Homes for the Poop
Among other things that I saw on my
tour with Mr. Bartlett were a row of
cottages which he kept fitted up for
destitute families. In one of them was
a family of Bohemians, in another a
family of Mexicans, In still another a
family of Italians, all of whom Mr.
Bartlett had kindly taken in when no
other door, they said, was open to
Scores of children were playing in
the yards and alley about these cot
tages. Their fathers were away work
ing,- but as they earned only $1.15 a day
and as some of the families contained
from six to nine persons, the scanty
wages of the father availed but little
toward meeting their expenses. Yet,
poorly attired as many of them were,
there was a school at hand, and la it
they could study night or day; and
there was a bath nearby for which they
need pay nothing. And there was a
free dispensary. If they were 111 there
were free drugs. If they were hungry
there were free provisions. So, I
thought, after all these people should
be thankful—they phould be thankful
that the world contains a heart so big
that it can feel for all of them; a
soul so generous that it can conse
crate its efforts in their own behalf; a
life so unselfish that it can give its
ene*rgles, its hopes and labors to tho
cause of destitute humanity.
I went away from the Bethlehem in
stitute feeling that I had secured a
deep insight into the genuine charity;
that I had learned a great lesson in sac
rifice and that after all, despite the sin
and suffering of the world, it is a good
old place in some respects with not a
few good people.
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The resolution unanimously adopted
In praise of Rev. Dana W. Bartlett
and his work at the Bethlehem insti
tute was one of the main events of
the morning session of the Congrega
tional Fellowship conference yesterday.
The resolution brought out much dis
cussion among the ministers, Rev. Mr.
Bartlett taking part in the refutation
of statements regarding the situation
at Bethlehem institute.
The conference was held at the First
Congregational church and much in
terest was shown among the 200 dele
gates present.
The morning session from 10:30 to
12:30 was given over to the pas
tors, who responded to the roll call and
who spoke on the general topic of
"Personal and Parish Problems."
At the same hours a session for min
isters' wives and women delegates was
held by Mrs. Warren F. Day. The
subject of discussion was "What Can
Women Do to Promote the Fellowship
of the Churches?" After the discussion
a woman's auxiliary was formed to
promote the fellowship work of the
churches. The officers elected were:
Mrs. C. P. Dorland, Long Beach, presi
dent; Mrs. J. F. Loba, Pasadena, first
vice president; Mrs. G. H. Gates, Clare
mont, second vice president; Mrs. J. H.
Mallows, Los Angeles, secretary and
Sealer of Weights and Measures
Samuel Green reported yesterday that
thousands of pint and quart milk
bottles used by the Los Angeles milk
sellers are below the standard of
The council authorized an act pre
pared, making it a misdemeanor for
junk dealers to traffic in short measure
milk bottles.
It also voted to have an ordinance
prepared fixing a standard weight for a
loaf of bread.

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