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The Old U. S. S. Maine as She Lies in Harbor of Havana, and Men Who Will Honor Her PLAN PATRIOTIC TRIP TO WRECK ARMY AND NAVY MEN TO VISIT OLD U. S. S. MAINE Schley and Dewey Among Those Who Will Go to Havana's Harbor to Pay Tribute to Sunken Vessel WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.—A patriotic pilgrimage will be made to Arlington national cemetery the afternoon of February 15 in honor of the men of the Maine who met death in Havana harbor in 1898. After a short service at the big an chor of the ill fated battleship, which stands as a grim sentinel at the en trance to the Maine section of the cemetery, floral remembrances will be placed in the anchor, three volleys will be fired over the section and a bugler will sound "taps." The pilgrims will be members of the Army and Navy tinion garrisons and others. Addresses axe expected to be deliv ered by Vice President Fairbanks, Ad miral Dewey, Admiral Schley, General Andrew S. Burt, Postmaster B. F. Barnes, Judge DeLacy, Captain Rich mond Pearson Hobson and others. American residents of Havana have prepared an elaborate program, and it is expected the event, the first of the kind yet attempted by the United States, will be a memorable one. SPECTACULAR FIRE CAUSES HEAVY LOSSES IN BAY CITY Postoffice and Adjoining Structures at San Francisco Much Damaged. Heroic Work Done SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13.—A fire which origianetd in the Mission branch postoffice, station C, on Valencia street, In this city, at an early hour today destroyed property estimated to be worth $50,000 and caused a narrow es cape from death of a number of the residents of the Mission apartments, to which the flames from the burning postofflce were communicated. Several nearby stores also caVight fire and before the spectacular blaze was subdued three alarms, to which twenty engines responded, were turned in. The police and firemen worked hero ically to save the people who lived \n the Mission apartments, and in the work of rescue several of them suffered minor injuries. The entire block on Valencia street, between Twenty-second and Twenty third, where the fire occurred, is of wood, but in spite of this fact the fire department managed to confine the conflagration to a limited area. AND IN TEXAS THE LACK OF RAIN PROVES RUINOUS SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 13.— The protracted drouth which has held Llano county in its grasp since early last fall has reduced stockmen to the extremity of chopping leaf-laden branches from trees to provide food for their starving cattle. The grass has withered and blown away, Jeaving the prairies almost bar ren. Water is scarce and the cattle are dying. A prominent stockman from that county says the cowboys have dis carded the lariat and spurs and armed themselves with axes for the new and novel work. FORCE MAN TO LOWER UNION JACK TO LEVEL OF STARS AND STRIPES 4> NEW YORK, Feb. 13.—With- 4> 4* the air surcharged with patriot- 4» ♦> ism during the many Lincoln cele- 4* 4» brations yesterday, Gustavus Hen- 4* 4> ning, a consulting engineer, who 4* *• lives in West One Hundred and ♦> ♦ Forty-second street, selected a 4* ♦ very inappropriate time to display * 4> the British union jack above the 4> 4» Stars and Stripes. ■ \ 4* ♦ However, he swung the English 4* ♦•. emblem on the roof and the red, 4* ♦ white and blue from a second- 4* 4* story window. " 4» 4* A neighbor indignantly noting 4* 4> the position of the flags, com- 4> 4» plained to the police and, whether 4* 4> by strictly legal right or not, de- 4* 4" tectives were sent to notify Hen- •> ning that the British flag must be 4> 4> brought down to at least the level 4» 4> of Old Glory. 4> 4* Henning complied with instruc- 4» 4» tions and throughout the remain- 4» 4* der of the day the flags fluttered 4* ♦ side by side. 4> 4»*4»***4>*4>4'*4>4>4»4>4>* ERIE RAILROAD TO ISSUE $30,000,000 COLLATERAL 5'S Public Service Commission Grants Application to Put Out Thirty- Year Gold Bonds ALBANY, N. V., Feb. 13.—The pub lic service commission, Second district, has granted the application of the Erie Railroad company for authority to is sue $30,000,000 par value collateral trust 5 per cent gold bonds, maturing in fifty years. The bonds are to be divided—sll,3Bo, --000 to take up coupons of the 4 per cent fifty-year gold bonds, which be come due on January 1, 1909, and will continue for a period of five years thereafter; $10,500,000 for the refund ing of notes of an isßue of $15,000,000 previously authorized by the commis sion, and the balance for improvements and additional property of the com pany, subject to restrictions made in the order and sold for not less than 87% per cent of the par value. Insane Negro Shot Down MEMPHIS, Feb. 13.—Running' amuck and throwing the fashionable neighbor hood about Poplar avenue and Dunlap street into a panic today, a crazy i.e gro was finally shot and killed. Women were compelled to run down the streets, three men were knocked down and one was cut by the negro, who, with a knife in one handmnd a Bible in the other, attacked all whom he met. JIMUSEMENTS T>ENICE AUDITORIUM , One Night * Wm. Stoermer Presents "TT* 1 -| r- SHAKESPEARE'S GREATEST ACTOR, Jt SD. ±U MR. JOSEPH DE GRASSE, IN The Merchant of Venice rrices—2sc. 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50. - WALKER THEATRE i*1101"* *"-s«a* Grand »v.. between 7th and Bth ■^t-.cxv x »an x JI.C j^^ 4400 j Harry p , eper Leasee _ nd M _ THE BEST VODEVlL—Sullivan-Coasidine Circuit. - iitTi-vw Bigger, Better and Busier Than Ever V.., -M.ijijnke Blockson & Burns, Blackface Eccentric Comedians; Joe A. Hard every day man, Merry Monogolist, "Entirely Different;" Mr. and Mrs. Walter at 3 p. m., 10c - s- Frederick, Comedy Playlet. "Her Cowboy Visitor;" Miss Feme and 20c. EVERT Darby, Mezzo-Soprano, character gongs; Edward Barnes, Champion " >IGHT at 815 . Rag Tlme Piano Player of the World; Miss Anna Clarke, Character lor «n<- 9S/. ' Comedienne In screamingly funny stunts. Walkerscope, now flr«t An"*l'?% * run Plcture Travelette, illustrated song. Complete orchestra. All Seats Reserved. a two and one-half hour show. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 14, 1909. AMERICAN GIRL HEARS DEFENSE MRS. STIRLING'S CHARACTER UNDER LIMELIGHT SOLICITOR GENERAL ADMITS SHE WAS INDISCREET Denies Associations with Lord North, land Were Immoral—Says Cus toms in U. S. Caused Her Actions [By Associated Press.] EDINBURG, Feb. 13.—At the con tinuation of the hearing today of the Stirling cross suits for divorce counsel for Mr. Stirling addressed the court on the husband's suit charging that his wife had misconducted herself with Lord Northland. The lawyer laid great stress on the intimate acquaintance between Lord Northland and Mrs. Stirling before her marriage, when she was Elizabeth Taylor. He said Mrs. Stirling's letter to Lord Northland after her husband's discov eries clearly involved the admission of improper relations and that she re turned from America not because she suspected "any wrongdoing between her husband and Mrs. Atherton, but because she could not live without Lord Northland. Replying on behalf of Mrs. Stirling, Solicitor General Uro pleaded that his client had been a member of the theat rical profession, whose standards of. conduct differed from those of conven tional society. She was also an American, he con tinued, where the customs were not the same as in Scotland and where women of the country went about with men without chaperones, without even the suggestion of anything verg ing on impropriety. Mr. Stirling, the solicitor general said, had undoubtedly encouraged Lord Northland's attention, and had made no attempt to protect his wife's honor with the object of securing a divorce in order that he might marry Mrs. Atherton, who on her part had done all she could to separate the Stirlings. The solicitor general admitted that Mrs. Stirling had been injudicious, but he denied that she had been guilty of misconduct. Counsel for Lord Northland then made an address, after which court ad journed. _./-_ '.', AMUSEMfcNTS , AUDITORIUM Theater ; :'■*s, ERNEST CKAWFORD, ligr «- - Beautlfn! Phone*: Main 5188. Horn* F2367 . ■•..'',■■ " ' ' ' ■ '. ' 1 Second Month of Success 1 The^Show House of Los Angeles COMMENCING TOMORROW NIGHT, MR. CRAWFORD PRESENTS THE GORGEOUS SPECTACULAR CREATION AH Baba and the Forty Thieves Manager Crawford, in keeping with the present policy of making the shows at the Auditorium not only the best in the city, but the most reasonable in prices. has placed in this most magnificent theater 1500 good reserved seats in the orchestra, horseshoe and balcony for 25 cents. Again resewed seats in the family circle can be had at 10 and 15 cents, where a whole family can be highly entertained for 50 centg. In fact, seats can be obtained just to suit your purse in a house that is abso lutely fireproof and Is the largest and handsomest theater in the entire West, and is the pride of all Los Angeles. Think of witnessing these magnificent pantomimes at these sensationally low prices. '1 Choice ———■• Can 5 Reserved •"> r* You 0 Seats Z^C Beat 0 Nightly It? The magnificent $30,000 pipe organ played nightly by Mr) Bruce Gordon Klngsley. The Promenade de Luxe presents a beautiful sight where beautifully gowned patrons indulge in tea and enjoy the Promenade concert before and during the inter mission, r Tomorrow night's spectacle will be most enchanting. Seventy of the most beautiful chorus girls and Grand Corps de Ballet. . STHE FORTY DANCING JUGS, WATCH FOR THE BIG DRAGONS, THE TEN DUTCH KIDDIES, THE TEN E DANCING BABIES, THE SWORD FINALE, THE BLACK FACE MARCH, THE FUNNY DONKEY, CAVE OF GOLD AND THE PALACE OF CRYSTALS. H Special Auditorium Prices: 10c, 15c. 25c, 35c and 50c. -a-* ; Matinee: 10c, 15c. 25c. ■ MASON OPERA HOUSE H c wyatt. — _____ Lessee and Mgr THREE NIGHTS ONLY—FEB. 15, 16 AND 17. \g ' - MR. ERNEST SHUTER ■: •*• Presents " • THE MASTER POWER BY ALFRED AWLEN. A powerful drama of the real south. Prices—soc, 75c, $1.00, $1.50. Seats Now Selling. ■ The following ladies have kindly consented to act as patronesses for these performances: Mrs. Ernest A. Bryant Mrs. Howard E. Huntington Mrs. George A. Caswell Mrs. John P. Jones Mrs. Wesley Clark Mrs. J. G. McKinney Mrs. Guy Cochrane Mrs. Randolph H. Miner Mrs. M. J. Connell Mrs. E. C. Moore Mrs. E. C. Deiter Mrs. Willoughby Rodman Mrs. W. E. Dunn Mrs. Horace Wing Mrs. Edwin T. Earl Mrs. Elbert Wing WEEK FEBRUARY 22 SAM S. & LEE SHUBEItT, Inc., announce THE ONE BIG LAUGH OF THE CENTURY GIRLS By Clyde Fitch. This metropolitan attraction will be seen here exactly as presented for one year at Daly's theater, New York. . vV V *~~ '■:•"■' . IF YOU DON'T WANT TO LAUGH DON'T COME. Ij/lrvj, THEY WILL BE HERE (SK?^ FEB. 18 AND 19 \N^j"^r Los Angeles Athletic Club Minstrels Prices— 75c, $1. Tickets exchangeable and on sale Monday 9 A. M.! SLASCQ THEATER BELASCO THEATER Matinees today, Thursday and Saturday. . The big show goes for another big week MATINEE TODAY—ALL THIS WEEK The patrons of the Belasco theater are in for another srreat week of fun with HOTT'S famous farce-comedy success, A 'Stranger in New York Every member of the Belasco theater company will have new songs—the performance of this play Is by,all odds the best thing that has ever been done hy a stock company anywhere—it's Just the Belasco way of doing these really b!g things that has packed the theater at every performance of this song show. If you want to have a rattling good time—if you want to laugh for three solid hours —if you want to hear the new song hits of the New York season why then be sure that you see LEWIS S. STONE and the Belasco company in "A STRANGER IN NEW YORK." # It's simply the brightest, biggest and best show that was ever given in this or any other city by a stock company. It's the seven-day wonder of the local theatrical world. .Regular .Belasco prices: Matinees 25c and 50c. Nights, 25c. 50c and 75c. Next week—Hoyt's great political comedy, "A TEXAS STEER." Seats on sale tomorrow. GRAND OPERA HOUSE Mats to*** Tues. and Sat. , , , . , Phones (both) 1957. COMMENCING MAT. TODAY, FERRIS HARTMAN AND HIS BIG COMPANY in THE AMEERj, Prices: Matinees 10c and 25c Every night, 15c, 25c, 35c, 50c and 75c. / Next week—The celebrated musical comedy, "A CHINESE HONEYMOON." Seats tomorrow. • ... . ■ | \ — i 1 __ FISCHER'S THEATER ■_ ' f r *t> '; r«t bet. Spring and M.tn , E. A. *»SCHER. Proprietor and Mgr. Week beginning Monday, Feb. 15, Manager Fischer presents Chas. Alpin's One- Act Condensation of THE MIKADO ■ Gilbert £ Sullivan* Greatest Comic Opera Success. Elaborate costuming, clever scenic effects, all the best music. Matinees daily exceDt Fri day. Two shows nightly. Popular prices. LOS ANGELES THEATER - Spring street, near Kourca. -— —. —— Direction Sultlvan-Considinai Wonderful Vaudeville -> > EVERY DAY AND EVERY NIGIIT 10c 20c 30c .j .^"_._.. .__. AMUSEMENTSM USEMENTS _ ™™™/ Hamburger's MAJESTIC Theater S.'Z.'UrjZZSZ Broadway, between Bth and 9th. • .4 MATINEE TODAY ALL WEEK MATINEE TODAY f •The Distinguished Actor Thomas Jefferson In the American stage classic, •■■■.■' - ■ -■• * Rip Van Winkle Dramatized by Dion Boucicault from Washington Irvlng's atory. PLAYED BY THREE GENERATIONS OF JEFFERSONS MATINEE I MATINEE I MATINEK TODAY WEDNESDAY SATURDAY ———— | . , __«_—^______„___—— —, | ——^^—^^_^— Night prices— 2sc, 50c, 73c, $1. A few front rows $1.50. Matinee prices— 2sc, 50c, 75c. ■ A few front rows $1. * NEXT WEEK Seat Sale Opens Thursday NEXT WEEK - THE SEASON'S MXXXI KST MUSICAL COMEDY, FLORENCE = MARRYING GEAR = MARY Forty People. Lo ns irt e «l Chorus. Regular Majestic prices. MOROSCO'S BURBANK THEATER Tsuc«°s?eV! —— -„..,. ._ i ___ Successoi. LOS ANGELES* LEADING STOCK HOI SECOND BIG WEEK MATINEE TODAY MATINEE SATURDAY MARVELOUS | FAUS T I RESERVE YOUR SCENIC EFFECTS J/ £\ W O X SEATS KAKLV Regular Burbank prices—lCc, 25c, 35c. SOc. To follow: Charles Hoyt's best comedy "A TKMPEJiANCE TOWN." TEMPLE AUDITORIUM Corner Fifth and Olive. ' . Convenient to all downtown hotels. . Two Sermons by Robert J. Burdette Morning at 11: "The God of All Comfort." Evening- at 7 :30: "Choosing a Valentine." . Organ prelude at 7:15 p. m. So'.o, quartet, chorus and congregational singing. 3000 % seats. Every one invited and everybody welcome. ORPHEUM THEATER MatJnee every day. . Both Phones 1*47. VAUDEVILLE THREE YOSCARYS WILFRED CLARKE & CO. MR. & MRS. GENE HUGHES DE BIERE THE CHADWICK TRIO i matinee I HIBBERT & WARREN LES SALVAGGIS I TODAY \, ROONEY SISTERS Orpheum Motion Pictures —Showing Alaskan Salmon Industry. Nights—loc. 25c. 50c, 75c. Matinees Dally—loc, 25c, 50c. EMPIRE THEATER East Third street, between — Main and L.OB Angeles. T Ars« VAUDEVILLE is SL , Change of bill and Free Matinee every Monday 2:45. Evening shows 7:30 and 9. Souvenir matinees Wednesday and Saturday. Extra matinee Sunday. . X OS ANGELES RACING ASSOCIATION TRACES EVERY WEEK DAY l"7 Rain or Shine / Santa Anita Park Pacific Electric and Southern Pavlflc Race Trains direct to grand stand. ROUND TRIP 25c ADMISSION $1.00 * • Ph/vf-/\ Finlrilin/f C/\ hotos ma(!!e anywhere. ArchUectural work, copying, en rnOlO I niSnflK] LjO larS!nS- KODAK FINISHING, first class work, reasonable ■ 111/llf ■ IinoiHIIVJ VU. pr es. 143 s Broadway, opposite Herald. Phone A 2298. Now that the clouds have rolled away >tfpl&k Take a Trolley Trip to grPlilf*!! Mt. Lowe The Most Beautiful Mountain Trip on the Pacific Coast. Sunday Excursion Rate $2.00 Direct cars at 8, 9, 10 a. m., 1:15 and 3:45 p. m. From Sixth and M£in Streets. Track unimpaired by the heavy rains, all cars running on schedule time as usual. No delays — No Danger. You can make this trip with absolute safety. Make merry today while the sun shines. * PACIFIC ELECTRIC RAILWAY Shortest and /gp^ Quickest Line fjfjf to the Ocean Take a Trolley Ride to Venice, Ocean Park or Santa Monica ' REDONDO— Delightful 9-Mile Ride Along the Ocean. FISH AT LONG WHARF— P^ort Los Angeles' or Playa del Rey. Los Angeles-Pacific Railway" HILL STREET STATION. BET. FOURTH AND FIFTH.