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News From Neighboring Cities
Home 2685. Sunset 2740.
Correspondent, 145 S. Los Robles Aye.
Day— Phones 53. Night—Home 2658. -
, ____
Cuts Rates on Electricity to Keep
Patrons from Disconnecting and
Taking "Juice" from Mu
<_ nicipal Plant
PASADENA, Feb. 12. -It is a light to the
finish now between the Edison company and the
municipal electric light plant, Already the
Edison people, in their desire to hold the pat
ronage already secured, are practically giving
away electricity.
One instance was Quoted today wherein the
corporation had, to keep a patron from tarnsfer
ring to the municipal power,. given the. owner
of a three-story store a flat rate of $2.50 a
month whereas the meter bill had previously
run from $10 to $12 for the same length of time.
"If we can get our supplies without inter
ference," declared Manager Koiner of the
municipal plant, today, "we will be In a posi
tion by fall to handle all the trade of the city."
. This is what the Edison people fear, and to
meet, and if possible, defeat the city plant,
they are cutting rates right and left.
Still .the city is selling power at S cents ' a
kilowatt hour. 4% cents less than the lowest
meter price of the Edison people, and Manager
Koiner says he can, with the increased equip
ment which the bond issue will enable him to
install, cut this figure by at least 2 cents and
still make a profit . for the city on the invest
ment. , .
Rush orders have been sent out "for new gene
rators to meet the boiler capacity of the plant
and these additional generators will be in
stalled immediately upon their arrival.
Householder Awakens to Find Front
of House Rimmed by Elec
tric Fire \
PASADENA, Feb. Crossed wires burn
ing through the insulation set fire to the home
Of C. F. Hoskins at 47 East Peoria street
shortly after 1 o'clock this morning. Mr.
Hoskins was awakened by a neighbor, and
on gaining the front porch found the front
of his house spanned by a rim of electrical
fire, which followed the course of the water
trough at the eves.
The fire department arrived on the scene,
but was unable to cope with the situation be
cause none of the members of the companies
answering the alarm were furnished with rub-
ber gloves.
A lucky gust of wind separated the wires
just as the house began to blaze.
PASADENA, Feb. 12.— older boys of the
T. M. C. A. will make a trip to Los Angeles
Saturday afternoon, first inspecting the candy
factory of the Bishop copmany, and afterward
going to the Bimini baths for a swim. .
Sir Wilfred T. Grenfall, "the patron saint
of Labrador," will visit Pasadena on Tues
day of next week as the guest of the Twi
light club, where he will deliver a lecture.
On the following Sunday he will address audi
ences of Pasadena people in the First Metho
dist and the Pasadena Presbyterian churches.
He'will also be entertained by the physicians
of the city, and probably by President John
Willis Baer of Occidental college.
Japanese citizens of Pasadena united this
eevning in a service in commemoration of the
one hundredth anniversary of the birth of
Abraham Lincoln. * • .
A. C. Shaver, city inspector of building and
plumbing, has been elected vice president of
the American Society of Plumbing Inspectors
and Sanitary Engineers, now in session in
William D. Haywood of the famous trio,
Haywood, Mayer and Pettibone, will speak in
Pasadena February 17 to the laboring men of
the city, taking as his subject, "Class Strug
gle in Colorado and Idaho."
106 S. Pacific Aye.. Phone 106.
• Correspondent Phone 50.
Storm Causes Old Structure to Col
lapse, but Machinery Had Been
Removed Previously
rickety old wave motor pier which for
months has been on the vergke of col
lapse gave way last night, and but for
a few floating timbers the structure
totally has moved from sight. The ma
chinery, such as it was, had been re
moved last fall, and as the pier was
constructed of frail material the end
■which came last night was welcomed
by the local, stockholders, who were
forunate enough to replenish their
woodpiles with the salvage. The dinky
pilings had succumbed to the ravages
of the mischievous insects and it ywas
predicted months ago that its collapse
could be expected at any time, but it
hung on grimly until stockholders and
all had their soaking first.
The site of the old motor concern will
be used by Mr. Huntington for the
construction of one. of his new com
mercial wharves.
REDONDO BEACH, Feb. 12.— the
meeting of the Hermosa board of trus
tees held last night Robert J. Loucks,
city attorney, tendered his resignation,
to take effect in April. The result is the
closing incident in a long drawn out
fight between the present administra
tion and the corporation element which
has tied up improvements in the beach
town for the past ten months.
Mr. Loucks requested the privilege of
resigning rather than having the pre
pared petition presented to the board
asking his removal. At the request cf
the citizens the board declared Trus
tee Hollowtll's seat vacant and ap
pointed Samuel Byerly to the vacancy.
Trustee MeClosky also tendered his
resignation, and the matter was laid
on the table until the next regulai
meeting. ■'■>•• *
Flames Spread So Rapidly It In Impos
sible to Even Save Cash '.
'Drawer with $65
REDONDO BEACH, Feb. -A gasoline
explosion today destroyed the plant and build
ing of the Parisian Cleaners and Dye Works
at the corner of Emerald and Broadway. .
The interior of the building was a mass of
flames when the fire department arrived, and
it was impossible to save even the cash drawer
in which was about $65. Manager Nahas* can
not . account for .the explosion unless it was
started by spontaneous combustion of oiled
rags and spread to the gasoline tank. There
was no insurance.
No. 4 Pine Street.
Phone Home '260'
Water Rushes Down Signal Hill in
Torrents and Floods • About
Forty Acres of Low-
U lands \
j [Special to The Herald!
LONG- BEACH, Feb. After the hardest
rain of the year water rushed down Signal
hill this afternoon in "torrents, and with the
storm water already on the lowlands flooded
about forty acres of land. Several families
were compelled to hastily movj from their
homes. . "' "... (
.In town: several streets, were impassable
for a while. The gale blow down a number of
trees, among thsm a-eucalyptus tree 100 feet
high, a landmark, near the Southern' Pacific
depot. • » -
The Pacific Electric tracks near Signal hill
were deluged so that the Huntington Beach
cars could not be operated over ths usual line,
but were switched through Long Beach.
The total rainfall for this storm is 2.58
inches, and more than 15 inches for the sea
son. About noon today the hardest shower
occurred, a-half, inch of rain falling in twenty
Floats Around Long Beach Plunge
Three Hours and Fifteen Minutes
Without Rest
LONG BEACH, Feb. 12.-It is believed that a
new record was made in the plunge at the bath
house today by Miss- Marie Kike, who lives
near Sioux Falls, S. D.. when l she swam for
three hours and fifteen minutes without rest
ing, and using the breast stroke only.
She did not' turn upon her back or rest by
assuming any other position or by floating. The
former record was held by Miss,Cadwell of the
Y. W. C. A., who swam two hours and thirty
minutes. , • » -
LONG BEACH, Feb. 12.—The traveling
trowel reached Long Beach yesterday and to
night It was received by the Masonic lodges
of this city and used in special ceremonies in
the conferring of the third degree. Los An
geles Masonic lodges were well represented at
the gathering. A. banquet was served. To
morrow the trowel will be forwarded to El
Centra On Sunday it will be dipped in the
Salton sea.
Elk Badge
LONG BEACH, Feb. 12.—The Elks have de
cided upon an official Long Beach badge for
the convention this summer. It will be a sea
shell ba(}ge, bearing pictures of several Long
Beach scenes and an elk head. Purple hat rib
bons have been selected and will be worn after
next Monday. /
LONG BEACH, Feb. 12.— The stormy weather
interfered with the plans of former residents
of "Wisconsin for their big winter picnic today
and only about sixteen came to the beach. It
was decided not to meet again until July, when
the summer picnic will be held in Los Angeles.
Bruce Kenyon and E. C. Denio will go to
Sacramento to lobby for changes in the vacci
nation law. They represent the Anti-Vaccina
tion league, which is opposed to compulsory
The Harbor City Land company contemplate
the erection of a large hotel west of the Salt
Lake depot and between the bath house and
Ocean avenue. Architects have prepared plans
for a huge structure.
Cor. Oregon aye. and Third street.
Home phone 1178.
Articles Belonging to Switchman Are
Found in Dead Man's Pocket.
Storm Is Most Severe
in Years
SANTA MONICA, Feb. 12.-The heavy south
west gale that broke on ■ this coast last even
ing and continued throughout the night and all
day today wrought considerable damage along
the waterfront.
At th/: new municipal pier at Colorado ave
nue, Santa Monica, the false work was car
ried away and the piledriver and engine, at
the end, were sent to the bottom of the ocean.
Several piles were washed out at Bristol pier
at Hoilister as wore several at the Horseshoe
pier at Ocean Park.
The landing at the Venice breakwater- was
demolished and many skiffs and gasoline
launches cast adrift or thrown on shore. Sev
eral were wrecked by being dashed on the
The Central street pier at Venice is standing, i
but so many idles have been torn from the :
structure that it is doubtful, whether it will
stand until evening. _.
The heavy swells carried out. a portion of the 1
wrecked Playa del Rey pier, leaving the re- I
mainder so twisted and torn that it will have
to be taken apart if it survives the storm.
Old residents describe the-^condition as the'
most severe in four years.
Finds Body of Man
About P. o'clock this morning Roy Phillips, a i
fisherman of Venice, detected the bruised and
mangled, body of a man underneath a fish rat.
near Windward "pier..
Officers Ingram and Austin and the Ocean
Park police had the body removed to Kirk, lee's
undertaking establishment, where a search of
the pockets revealed a Southern Pacific switch
key. No. .300, a puree containing $7.65 and a j
gold watch which was fastened to the vest by J
a shoe string.
The body is that of a man between 35 and 40 :
years old, and must have weighed about 188 j
pounds. •
A vest and trousers of mixed material with
a new pair of shoes and cheap underwear were
all of the clothing left by the sea. The fea
tures were distorted and could not be discerned
sufficiently for identification. >"."
The coroner was notified and will view the
body tomorrow. -
The short lino division of the Los Angeles-
Pacific road was out of commission most of the
day and probably "will remain so until the
storm abates. „
REDLANDS, Feb. 12.— robbery was com
mitted here between « and 7 o'clock this morn
ing when the sporting goods house of Gowland
& Son was entered by thieves who stole goods
to the value 'of $100. The entrance was made
through a window in the rear of the store, a
pane of glass being taken out and the window
unlocked. No clew to the identity of the rob
bers has been found.
The Denman Fruit company has purchased
the Puffer Packing house- at Redlands junc
tion for the purpose of packing fruit from the
Denman ranches. „ - ,
The annual meeting or the realty board was
held yesterday and officers elected for the
coming year. \ President, George S. Biggin;
vice president, S. F. Taggart; secretary and
treasurer. W. H. Williams. All reports show
the affairs to be in excellent condition.
The tree commission in Redlands plans* to
make the city more beautiful. Residents on
Cypress avenue have called a' meeting and will
confer with the commission regarding the trees
which shall be planted.-
t The Angelus grill has excellent ser
vice and better food. Fourth and Spring.
'. 'f:;7 '.'-.'.' Office 608 Third Street.
Phones: Home 875. . Sanset Main 168.
Ministerial Association Appoints Com
mittee to Place Question of Ref
erendum Vote Before
SAN BERNARDINO, Feb. 12.—An at
, tempt is to be made to abolish the sa
-1 loons in . San Bernardino this spring, it
being planned to take a referendum
vote at the time of the city election.
The matter has been taken up by the
Ministerial association and resolutions
passed to"that effect, a committee com
posed of Rev. E. E. Lowe, Rev. C. M.
Crist and Rev. A. G. Fessenden having
been named to take charge of the work
i of getting the question submitted to
the voters.
This will inject a new element into
the spring- campaign and the result will
be hard to forecast. The anti-saloon
element is confident that a no-saloon
campaign can be carried, having can
vassed the situation very closely for
the past year. It is admitted on every
hand the sentiment against the sa
loons has been growing for several
years here, but the liquor interests feel
confident they will be able to main
tain their hold in the case of a refer
endum vote.
Laborer, Said to Have Drank Exces
sively, Swallows Fatal Dose
of Carbolic Acid
SAN BERNARDINO, Feb. 12.-Another sui
cide was revealed here tonight when the life
less body of August Wyckmans was found on
the floor in his room in the May lodging house.
Life had been extinct for twenty-four hours
and indications are that carbolic acid was
taken. The man had been employed for some
years in the Bright and Drew camps and had
no relatives. He had been drinkink excessively
and this probably is the cause of the .suicide.
He was about 60 years old. "
Commutes Sentence to Life Term
SAN BERNARDINO, Feb. 12.—Great sur
prise today was expressed here that Governor
J. N. Gillett has commuted the sentence of
Edward Silver, the slayer of Deputy Sheriff
Will Smithson at Daggett, to life imprison
ment. Less than a week ago a letter was
received by the district attorney's office here
stating that he would not interfere with the
sentence. It is understood the governor finally
was swayed in his purpose by letters from
certain of the members of the supreme court
stating they felt the death sentence hardly
had been justified, and on this and this alone
the sentence was reduced to life Imprisonment.
115 South Thomas.
Home Phone 1796. '
POMONA. -F-b. 12.-Mrs. E. K. Kuhlman of
Redondo has purchased a lot and bungalow on
East Libbie street from B. F. Williams for
$1900, and will remove here to make her home.
J. H. Mclntyre has sold his place on North
Gordon street to Miss Addie Blewett, and H.
E. Kimmel has sold a lot on San Francisco
avenue to J. H. Parkinson, a newcomer here
from Columbus, Ohio, who will immediately
John K. Wright has sold two Jots in the
Walker-Dole tract. - , .
The total amount of rainfall here now is
19.20 inches, with more in sight for" tonight,
and the farmers and local residents crying
This afternoon at the First Unitarian church
Rev. Heber Rice addressed the members of
the Ebell club upon the subject of Abraham
Lincoln. There was a good attendance de
spite the rainy weather.
The State Bank of Pomona is planning to re
model the brick block at the southeast corner
of Second street and Garey avenue, now oc
cupied by the Pon^na Implement company,
into a three-story building. The Implement
company intends to erect a fine building on the
lot at Third street and Garey avenue.
Banquet at Redondo
REDONDO BEACH, Feb. 12.—The entertain
ment committee of the chamber of commerce
has completed the arrangements for the an
nual banquet to be held in the now Dolphin
on Friday evening, March 5. The principal
speakers secured for the occasion are General
Adna R. Chaffee, Robert J. Burdette and Jo
seph Scott of Los Angeles. Covers will be laid
for 18."..
Thieves Break in Panel and Secure
Quantity of Drug and Havana
Craze for morphine, is thought to be
the motive that led burglars to break
iii the panel of a rear door to the Ma
ple pharmacy, at- Maple avenue and
Pico street, yesterday morning at an
early ' hour. -
The screen door was forced open
with a jimmy and then the panel of
the wooden back door was broken.
Large quantities of morphine were re
moved, together with several hundred
Havana cigars. Other things of great
er value remained untouched by the
burglars, who are believed by. the po
lice to be addicted to the morphine
. C. A. Morton, the proprietor, locked
the doors securely before closing at
midnight Thursday." At 8 o'clock Fri
day morning he returned to open the
place and detected the store had been
Banker Seizes Burning Oil Heater and
by Quick and Heroic Act
Saves Disaster
The heroism of Clifford Morlsshlner, a
banker of Orange, Cal., and his presence of
mind and quick action alone saved himself and
E. J. Edmundson of 106 South Broadway from
b.ing the victims of a possible explosion and
fire yesterday. • '
The banker was standing in Edmundson's
book store, where the two men were engaged
in conversation. Suddenly the oil stove blazed
up, the liquid in tha lower compartment
having become, ignited. •
Quick as a flash the banker seized the flam
ing stove, and running to the door hurled it
into the street. Had he delayed another min
ute the stove might have exploded, settiny
fire to the store and its contents and Injuring
the inmates.' -,",•'■
-prEN BERRY, made the announce-
HEN BERRY made the announce
ment yesterday that if it
JLL. rained any more between now
and Sunday the Elks' benefit game
scheduled for Chutes park tomorrow
would be postponed and that all the
tickets purchased for this game would
be good for 1 the day .the game is
scheduled, which will be announced in
The Herald later. At present the ticket
committee has sold over 1000 paste
boards, and it is expected that a record
breaking attendance will be on hand to
swell the funds for the visiting Elks,
who will arrive in Los Angeles from
July 12 to 17.
The Green and Raymond hotel base
ball teams of Pasadena would" like to
hear from other hotel teams in South
ern California. Both of the Crown city
teams are comprised of fast amateurs
and capable of making any aggrega
tion of ball tossers extend" themselves
in order to take" their measures. An
swer this deft through the columns of
The Herald. „,Vr-/."S y
After a rest of several weeks the
Pasadena; baseball team will play th.
Salt Lake Route club on the Crown
city diamond Sunday afternoon. Pitchc
Hall, . for the railroaders, who has
signed with the Cincinnati team for the
summer, will oppose Tobey, formerly
of the Nebraska Indians. The grand
stand is now completed and will seat
800 fans. '. '"•
Dolly Gray, the former Los Angeles
pitcher who was turned over to the
Washington club, is wanting more pay
and so far. has not signed with the
Washington club.
Oakland has eleven baseball players
coming from the east, and Ed Walters
has been burning midnight oil figuring"
how he can get them to the coast at
little expense. All the players wanted
to travel on the "chusins" and this was
too costly. Now the Chicago White
Sox team manager hafe chartered a spe
cial train and has agreed to bring the
future Greeks to Oakland.
President A. B. Evans of the Fresno
State league club announced yesterday
that he had signed Pitcher Jim Wiggs,
the giant right hander of the Logan
Squares in the Chicago City league.
Wiggs is over six feet in height and
many of the Chicago sporting scribes
have "predicted a brilliant future for
the big slab artist. Wiggs has affixed
his signature, to a Fresno contract,
transportation has been wired him and
the big fellow is now en route to Cali
fornia. He should arrive here within
the next week or ten days, making the
second new Raisin Eater to be signed
by the management of the local club.
Outfielder Gerald Davis is already here,
in readiness for the opening of the
training season at Fresno park on
March 1. , \
John Hasmier, captain of the Ascot
Athletic baseball team and coach of the
Fifty-second street school girls* base
ball team, is a speaker of some renown.
Yesterday afternoon at the Lincoln ex
ercise he spoke the speech made by
Lincoln at Gettysburg and went
through his lines without a mishap.
The baseball game scheduled for this
afternoon between the Hollywood high
school and the Los Angeles high school
has been called off owing to the muddy
condition of the foothill diamond. •
It is probable that all games will be
called off in the California Winter
league tomorrow if the rain god butts
in. Following is the schedule of the
games arranged* by Secretary George
M. Ward:
t Edisons vs. San Diego at San Diego:
Edisons —Earle, catcher; Lyman,
pitcher; Thomas, first base; Bell, short
stop; McKay, third base; Murray, left
field; Encoe, center field; Biladue, right
San DiegoLebrand, catcher; Stoval,
pitcher; Autrey, first base; Bennett,
second base; McCarthy, shortstop;
Downie, third base; Hosp, left field;
Oakes, center field; Kallackey, right
field. •'■*
Salt Lakes vs. Pasadena at Pasadena:
Salt Lakes —Sears, catcher; Hall,
pitcher; Rieger, first base; MeCormick,
second base; Corbin, shortstop; Gra
ham, third base; Martinke, left field;
Pedrotti, center field; Clinton, right
Pasadena-Wachob, catcher; Tobey,
pitcher; Ferline, first base; Walsh,
second base; Wilson, shortstop; Newell,
third base; Hillard, left field; Wolf,
center field; Parker, right field.
- Azusa vs.. Santa Ana at Santa. Ana:
Azusa — Bradley,, catcher; Schafer,
pitcher; Perring, second base: LaMar
Moor, shortstop; Ed Moore, third base;
Adams,, left field; Smiley, center field;
Thompson, right field.
Santa Ana—Meats, catcher; Johnson,
pitcher; La Long, first base; Mott, sec
ond base; Altizer, shortstop; Donovan,
third base: Henline, left field; Robin
son, right field.
Maiers vs. McCormicks at Thirty
eighth and Santa Fe:
Maiers — Hpffman. catcher; Rugar.
pitcher; Koeller, first base: Ely, second
base; Nast, shortstop: Kelley, third
base; Leonard, left field; Garrity, cen
ter field; Wilson, right field.
McCormicks —Leguin, catcher; An
drada, pitcher; H. Kimmerle, first base:
Harris, second base; Plake, shotstop;
Slavin. third base; Dickman, left field;
Kerwin, center field; G. Kimmerle, right
Hoegoes.vs. San Pedro: . '
Hoegees—Orendorff, catcher; Annis.
pitcher; Adams, first base; Mohlcr sec
ond base; McQuaid, shortstop: Flick,
third base; Snodgrass, left field: Good
man, center field; Wilkinson, right field.
San PedroWhaling, catcher; Ford,
pitcher; dine, first base; Sturgeon, sec
ond base; Bresino, shortstop; Jensen,
third base; Suess, left field; Holland,
center field; Dodson, right field.
The Odds baseball team will play the
Globe Mills team at the Thirty-eighth
and Alameda diamond this afternoon.
Watson and Smith will be in the points
for the flour team, while Bacon and
Clark will do the honors for the Odds
The Dyas-Cline sporting goods store
will hold its formal opening in the
new quarters, 214 West Third street,
this evening. All amateur as well as
professional ball players are invited
to be present to look over their sample
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of , new baseball material that has just
arrived from the east. ;-.
The manager of the Santa Monica
baseball team says that the game with
the All Stars has been called off
through misunderstanding over the
telephone. - '■."••'
j Stronghold baseball team will try
conclusions with the Union j avenue
team at Eleventh and Flower streets
tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Lee Delhi, pitcher for the Santa
Monica high school team, has already
commenced to attract the attention of
the various amateur dopesters. Delhi
weighs 180 pounds, is fast on his feet
and a heavy hitter.
BilJ Hoke, the fast pitcher of the
Boyle Heights Merchants baseball
team, will go up against a classy
pitcher tomorrow afternoon, when he
faces Shaw of, the Inglewood club on
the Salt Lake diamond. Captain Hoke
desires to hear from Ornelas at Hoe
gee's between 7 and 8 o'clock this even
ing. ' . ' ;
Following is the lineup of both teams:
Shaw p... Hoke
Koellet c _" ' Ornelas
Froco , lb Horton
Griffin j 2b Hillard
Stanley ss Prentice
Foshia 3b.. Reynolds
Grant .....If Hitt
Standard cf Redden
Clark rf Kelly
Sub Wilson
Did you ever observe the peculiari
ties of the baseball fanatic? Did you
ever notice old; staid business and pro
fessional men who conduct themselves
with extreme regard for the conven
tionalities on ordinary occasions, cut
loose at the ball park?
Of course, everybody is expected to
enthuse when a ball game is broken
up in the ninth inning by a long hit
by a member of the home club.. It
is natural to shout in glee if the home
athletes are victors, no matter if the
visitors did unintentionally donate the
contest by poor playing.
But that's not the idea in mind.
Every man, no matter if he is 90 years
of age, and toddling on the verge of
the grave, has an inborn'idea that he
knows something about baseball. He
may have ■ played thirty years ago,
when they used a string ball and called*
it "two old cat," or he may have played
last year or last half dozen years with
semi-prof or amateurs, if he be a
young man, but he still has the idea
that he knows the game.
Ever watch this sort of man after
a good game of ball? Ever notice the
pitcher's box? Ever observe the way
the crowd congregates in awed respect
as though in worship of the standing
place of the town hero?
After, a good pitching game crowds
stand about the pitching place, dozens
shove their foot into the hole made by
the spikes of the great twirler, and
dozens more swing their arms about
and try to imitate the "man of the
This latter characteristic is perhaps
the most ludicrous of all. Every time
one of these crowds congregate about
the pitching place somebody must
"wind up" and give an exhibition of
the way the finger works. It doesn't
make any difference if the demon
strator couldn't curve a pebble, he is
on the job.
These little tendencies arc just a
few of the funny things done by the
baseball fans. And the queer stunts
are not pulled off by a lot of overen
thusiastic youths, but by mature and
dignified men.
Clark Griffiths, having been a pitcher
himself, should know what is best for
a young twirler in the early spring
training. "Not one of our young
pitchers will be allowed to throw to a
man with a big glove during the first
week of practice. All the workout
they'll have will be with men wearing
small gloves—mostly pitchers," is the
edict issued by Cincinnati's new man
ager. _
The reason for this is simple. *Take
almost any young pitcher and he is
ambitious to make good as speedily as
possible. Naturally he thinks the
sooner he gets his pitching arm in
shape the better the chances for mak
ing- a hit with the manager.
And so he goes in for curves, speed
and fancy stunts right off the reel, be
fore his ntuscles are , in any sort of
shape for the strain of this kind of
work. The result of that kind of train
ing is sore arms and the consequent
loss of service to the club of some
promising material.
There is one -way to prevent these
ambitious youngsters cutting loose, and
that is, as Griffith says, to give them
a man to work with who wears a small
glove and .so will not stand for speed
or curves. The big mitt invites ex
traordinary effort: a small glove holds
the youngster in leash.
With an automobile anchored on bis tail
and a steam roller tied to his -either that
or something just as heavy—the Bronx zoo offi
cials will attempt to remove a cataract from
the left eye of Mogul, their $3000 rhinoceros,
which weighs a ton and a half, and has the
strength of ten wild bulls, it is said.
"Pushing a seven course dinner into a stub
born boa constrictor will be a 30-cent job com
pared to tying Mogul down," remarked Dr. XV.
Keid Blair, the zoo expert, after he had looked
the rhinoceros over in company with two hu
man eye specialists (or specialists in human
eyes) who had been'summoned to a conference.
For _ week or more the keepers have been
preparing Mogul for the ordeal, chiefly by
showering little kindnesses on him and by giv
ing him a dainty line of food calculated to
soothe his nerves and stomach, and tickle his
vanity. Their idea is to get the beast into a
state of good natured drowsiness, whereby he
can be chained and anchored down, fore and
aft, and also amidships, while the surgeons
cut oft: the cataract. Much of his enormous
strength is in his neck, and that will be se
cured extra tight.
Mogul came here more than a year ago. On
the voyage the rhinoceros was cut over the
eye* and this injury developed into a cataract.
—New York World. ■'. '
Victim of Animal's Ferociousness Says
Animal Did It in Spirit of
Play—No Serious Re
sults Feared
"Oh, please, doctor, put my finger back
on!" exclaimed. Ethel Morton of .116 South
Flower street, holding the severed member
against the bleeding stump of 'a" finger from
which her pet dog had just nipped off the
end. - , .
Ethel Morton, '22 years old, wa_ playing with
her pet dog at her home yesterday after
noon, when the dog bit at her glove and
snapped off th« index finger of the left hand
at the first joint.
She immediately seized the severed portion
of . the finger, and holding.it in place with |
her right hand was taken to the receiving
hospital. She pleaded with the physicians to I
sew the Sheer back on, but it was impossible. |
The stump of the finger was dressed and Miss '
Morton was removed to her home last even
.. Miss Morton says the" dog, a fox terrier, is
not a vicious animal, and was in the spirit
of play when he bit her. Th 3 physician claims
that thej-e is no danger of blood poisoning if
the wounded finger is properly cared for, but
of course the young woman's hand will be
marred permanently as the result of the ac
Miss Morton is an accomplished violinist,
and the loss of her left Index- finger seriously
will interfere with the continuation of her
career as a musician. . It I is this fact more
than any other consideration that causes her
such distress of mind.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.—The lack of
babies is the cause of the scarcity of
help on farms is the opinion of J. C.
Specs of Lewis county, who recently
sent the following answers to the ques
tions of President Roosevelt's farm
commission: ■*? ,
In answer to the question: "Is the
supply of farm labor in your neighbor
hood satisfactory?" he says, "No. Be
cause the people have gone out of the
baby business."
To the query, "What suggestion have
you to make?" he says: "Give a pen
sion to every mother who gives birth to
seven living boys on American soil."
Other questions and answers are as
Question Are farmers and their
wives satisfactorily organized to pro
mote their mutual buying and selling
interests? ?
Answer—No; there is a little one
horsed grange gang here and every one
of them thinks he ought to be a king.
Q.Are the schools training boys and
girls satisfactorily for life on the farm ?
A. —No, because they get the idea in
their heads that city life is better.
Recommend to congress to reserve
tracts of land to train children how to
farm and cook.
Q.—What in your mind is the impor
tant thing to be done for the better
ment of farm life generally?
A. —Good roads. Good roads. By tak
ing those large navy appropriations and
using them to build highways through
each state.
Q. —Are the farms in your, neighbor
hood as good as they could be?
A.— there are a great many in
cumbered by mortgages held by agents.
—Are conditions surrounding hired
labor on the farms satisfactory to the
hired man?
A.Yes—unless he's a drunken cuss.
Los Angeles, —In this, distribu
tion there are six separate packets of
wonderful new varieties, the regular
retail price being 60c. To introduce
our lovely garden and rural home
paper, "The "Western Empire," we send
postpaid the Sweet Pea seed—one of
the largest seed and flower catalogs
in California, and our paper one whole
year—only 25c—stamps or coin. Ad
dress Western Empire Magazine, 129
Times Building, Los Angeles, Califor
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Minimum temperature SI.
Rainfall past 24 hours .84 inch.
Rainfall for season to date 16.0S Inches.
Rainfall last season to date, 10.51.
* Weather Conditions .
* SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12.—A depression of
moderate depth but large, area overlies the Pa
cific slope. Rain has fallen at nearly all points
west of the Rocky mountains, with heavy snow
in the mountains.
Heavy rain has fallen in the Sacramento val
ley and also, along the coast of Southern Cali
fornia. Southwest storm warnings are dis
played along the entire coast.
Conditions, are, still unfavorable for settled
fair weather.
I,os Angeles and vicinity Showers Saturday;
fresh south winds.
San Francisco and vicinity—Showers Satur
day; brisk southwest winds.
Sacramento valley— Saturday; brisk
south winds.
Santa Clara and San Joaquin valleys—Show
ers Saturday; fresh south winds.
IRVINE —Passed away suddenly, February
10, 11»09, at her home in San Francisco,
Anita, beloved wife of James Irvine. In
terment San Francisco. 2-13-1
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Temple. Baptist ■■ Church ■ -
|s%aHfflg»~!-^^^ i r mii_ i mil i. .in in in in iii j
THE CHURCH: Tempi. Baptist. -
THE PREACHER: Rev. Robert J. Burdette,
D. D. .
THE- PLACE: The Auditorium, cor. Fifth
and Olive.
THE SUBJECTS: Morning, at 11 a. m. "The
God of All Comfort." Evening, at 7:30,
"Choosing a Valentine."
THE HEARERS: You and your friends.
THE SEATS: 2000 of them absolutely free.
THE MUSIC: Splendid chorus, mammoth pipe
THE WELCOME: Hearty and for all. 2-13-2
(EPISCOPAL) ~"~"~~
Cor. Twelfth and Flower 5.8.
Rev. Baker P. Lee, Rector
Every Sunday morning a. 7:30, early
holy communion. Sunday school 9:30 a.
m.; morning prayer and sermon at 11 a.
m.; subject, "The Image of God or the
World." Evening prayer and special
musical service at 7:30; Tuesday evening
7:4 5 lecture on "Spiritual Science." Fri
day evening 7:45 regular prayer, praise
and testimonial meeting. All welcome.
Strangers cordially invited. University
cars pass the door. Sunday evening ser
vice subject, "The Inclusive Gospel."
935 South Flower St. '
E. Stanton Hodgin, Minister.
Sunday school and Young People's union
at 9:45. Young people's classes In Bible
study and in the study of religion and
ethics at. 10:15. '
Sunday morning service at 11 o'clock.
Subject, "Abraham Lincoln, Man of Charac
ter." Good music. Everybody welcome.
Hope street, near Ninth.
REV. WM. HORACE DAY, D. D., Pastor.
Pastor Emeritus.
11 a. m. the pastor's subject will be,
4 p. m. twilight communion service and
reception of members. 5:45 p. m. senior
Christian Endeavor. No other evening
service. • 2-13-2
Simpson auditorium. 734 S. Hope street. Ser
vices Sunday, 11 a. m. and S p. m.; sermon
from the Christian Science Quarterly; subject,
"Soul." Children's Sunday school at 9:30 a.
• m.; Wednesday evening meeting at 8 o'clock
at Simpson auditorium and also the Gamut
club, 1014 South Hope street, at 8:15. Reading
rooms, 510-511 Herman W. Hellman building.
Spring and Fourth streets, open daily, Sun
days excepted, from. a. m. to 9p. m. 2-8-7
— .
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Morning topic. "The Solitude and Society. of
Jesus." Evening subject. "Honest Abe Lin
colnism," a great patriotic service, at which
special music will be rendered and other at
tractive features will be added. Sunday
school at 9:30. Young people's rallies at
6:15. All seats ara free and everybody wel
come. • 2-13-1
————-— *
Broadway Christian Church,
219 N. Broadway
B. F. COULTER, Minister.
O. 'P. Spiegel and Princess Long will
conduct revival service at 11 and 7:45 and
each evening throughout the week at the
same hour, except Saturday. This week
will close the great revival in which hun
dreds have been led to a better life and
many added to the Broadway church. All
are invited. 2-13-1
Corner of Tenth and Figueroa streets.
REV. HIGH K. WALKER, D. D., Pastor,
will preach at 11 a. m. and. 7:30 p. m.
Subjects: .Morning, "Not Yet;" evening,
"M.t Always." Y. P. S. C. E. meets ac
6:15. ■ 2-13-2
REYNOLD E. BLIGHT will speak in
Blanchard hall, 233 S. Broadway, at 11 a.
m. on "The New Patriotism." Good music.
All seats free. •• 2-13-2
his offices to 205-6 Majestic Theater build
tng. 843 BROADWAY. Phone .'6Bl. tf
bis offices to 205-6 Majestic Theater building.
m BROADWAY. Phone FS6SI. _"
Inform_-X_on waSted of EITHER
my three children, going under assumed
?» m ... slth: Margaret, age 14; George, 2;
Lill-Mai, 7. by their father. GEORGE W.
GRUMBLES, general delivery, Los Angeles.
' _ 9-3-1
_. __.____. l_\'.u_"vv S-iADES. H. G. ELfci^
ELES _t dON, 891 So, Broadway. F2795;
1 M. *081. , 12-16-70.

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