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A APROPOS '"of {the corner In wheat
APROPOS of been corner In wheat
which hns been so dexterously
•*-*■ 'manipulated' by a Chicago gam
bler, resulting In great suffering to
those who are hit hardest by such op
i orations— the toilers—ls the following
I »iii by S. E. Klser of the Chicago
Record-Herald: '
I badf him hope nway;
'' .."136 bravo, be strong," I said, ,
He lingered, though, to nay:
■ , "My present need Is bread."
I praised him where we stood,/,
' I spoke of clearing skies
And «eal In brotherhood,
And love and sacred ties.
"With courage In your heart. •■■ .
And with your goal set high,
On forth to do your part
With manly strength," said I.
Poor, wretched, craven thing,
He could not understand,
But stood there shivering
(■ And holding out his hand.
The roaring blasts blew chill; \ .
I bado him press ahead
And claim new hopes, but still ,
■ He humbly asked for bread.. ;,;..,<
• • ••
Ever since. It became known . that
President Taft had Invited the execu
tive council of the American Federa
tion of Labor to meet with him to dis
cuss problems with which the council
has to deal, much interest has been
aroused among union men In this city
as to the result of the conference and
were highly pleased at the attitude as
sumed by the president at the meeting
this week. In the course of the meet
ing various questions were discussed.
Including the matter of the injunction,
the eight-hour law, convict labor, worK
on the Panama canal and the right of
political refugees to come to this coun
try President Taft declared that the
antl-lnjunctlon law was one of the
most important policies of his adminis
tration and that his position was
clearly defined in his inaugural ad
dress. Mr. (drapers, as spokesman for
the council, urged the president to en
force the eight-hour law as it will ap
ply to contractors on public buildings
and In government'work and declared
that it was-the desire of organized la
bor that convict labor be regulated so
as not to come into . competition with
free labor, and not prohibited entirely,
as some seemed to think. Commission
er Neil!, who was present at the con
ference, urged the president to ask for
a further appropriation from congress
to enforce the child labor law In the
District of Columbia, and the president
agreed to consider the matter. «. ;
Notwithstanding the fact that in the
delegation were representatives of la
bor who opposed vigorously the elec
tion of Mr. Tnft, he appeared greatly
pleased with the meeting and said he
would be glad to confer further with
the representatives of organized labor
at any time and the suggestions of the
executive council would be given due
C "president denied as absolutely
untrue the report that American work
men belonging to unions were being
displaced by foreigners and nonunion
men in the work on # the Panama canal.
Preparations are almost complete for
the bazaar to be given by the Woman s
Label league in the Labor temple, and
the two large halls are now receiving
the attention of the corps of decorators
which has In charge the work of
transforming them Into booths and cozy
nooks where the visitor may view and
purchase union made goods of the ulf
ferent unions or rest while listening
to the orchestra which will be In at
tendance during the four nights of the
bazaar. Many r.f the organizations are
placing applications for space, and
should this continue all cannot be ac
commodated, so the committee In
charge has adopted the plan of first
come, first served." April 28 will be
"Pasadena night," when the Woman s
Label league and the Central Labor
council of that city will attend in a
body. The bazaar will be conducted for
four nights, commencing April 28. _
John M. Dormer of the Typographi
cal union Is confined, to his home with
an attack of the grip, which threat
ened for a time to result in pneumo
nia. He will be unable to attend to his
duties for some time.
For the purpose of finding out how
many of the unions affiliated with the
Central Labor council intend to partici
pate in the allegorical parade during
the Elks' meeting In this city in July,
a call will be Bent out to the different
bodies to attend a mass meeting ■In
Labor 5 temple to discuss the matter.
Unions will be asked to be represents
by three , members with power to act,
' and it Is expected a large attendance
will result. Organized labor is desirous
of being represented In the parade, and
many unions have signified their Inten
tion of participating, and this meeting
will probably determine, in what man
ner they will take part, whether as in
dividual organizations with separate
floats or one body with a float to rep
resent the unions in the Central Labor
council. This meeting will be called at
as early a date as possible. ■, | '■-'■\)
• • •
. Delegates from the Stage Employes',
Teamsters' and Coopers' unions were
i received Into the Central Labor council
Friday night, s \-^ ■
C.N. Hughes,' business agent of the
Machinists' union, read a paper before
the Central council Friday night
which was of much interest to the large
number in attendance. The subject
taken • whs the "Apprentice System,"
and: Mr. Hughes exhibited a thorough
familiarity with the question in all.its
phases. These papers, which have come
to be a regular order of business in the
council, arc. creating a wide interest in
the membership throughout tho ; city,
serving to augment the attendance at
the meetings and at the same time In
struct the delegates. .The V subject
chosen for the next meeting of the
-council will be "The Advantage of the
Direct Primary to the Working People"
and will be handled by T. D. Fennessy.
■ • •
At the meeting of the Central 1 Labor
council Friday night the contract, be
i tween the council and the manager of
Chutes park' was ratified. This, is to
a cover ; the j celebration | which is | to ;be
Held In : the; Chutes May 23, when or
ganized labor will entertain Its friends
• with a mass meeting and general good
times. .Various features of interest will
be. provided for the day in addition to
'. those .« regularly ' employed >• at • the
amusement. resort. and most of the
, amusement concessions will be con
ducted, by the members of the council
Walter MaeArthur, editor of the Coast
: Seamen's Journal >of ■ San Francisco,
I will . be , the' chief speaker of the ■ day.
The * committee which < has '< the matter
;in charge is composed of President W.
; A.'. Engle and Secretary, L. W. Butler.
.' Mrs.'., Mary R. Worden, wife of "W.
■ E. Worden, well known In labor circles
of j his ■;: home ■. town—San» Diego—
badly Injured when an automobile In
■ which she was driving was struck , by
an engine onl the Belt line near Coro
nado. i Mr. ' Worden. ■ who was; driving
' the I auto,', failed Ito note . the approach
'of.the engine until too late to avoid the
accident. "' Mr. Worden >; has many
friends in ■: this.: city who congratulate
him that the accident did not result
■fatally.-;.';,;;; ;.;V-^.!. • / ■ ■ ,: ' * ■':,
>' George H. ,> Trasher, who was , killed
.'■ on : Main street •: by j being struck by - a
car, >•• was aY, member of l Machinists'.
union No. 311, and : the remains have
been taken In charge by that union,
which Is awaiting the arrival of Mrs.
Thrasher from her 'home ■ in Seattle.
The funeral will be in charge of the
Machinists' union.
• * «
; Business Agent C. N. Hughes Is per
fecting arrangements for an open
meeting and high jinks to be given by
the Machinists' union next Wednesday
night.- Invitations have been issued to
all machinists in the city, both union
and nonunion, to attend, and prepara
tions are being m»de to entertain a
large crowd in the social hall that
night. v . ,
Barbers'- union No. 295 held an open
meeting In social hall Thursday night
which was attended by about 300 mem
bers and their friends. The program,
which was a long and varied one, con
sisted' of songs, recitations, instru
mental music, speech ■by Arthur A.
Hay, organizer of the American Feder
ation of Labor, and several four-round
bouts by local mitt artists. Refresh
ments and cigars were served during
the evening, and several applications
for membership were received by the
business agent, C. M. Fieder. This
union Is rapidly growing In numbers
and strength, having doubled its mem
bership In the last year.
W. E. Jones, who Is high In the coun
cils of the Mine Workers of America,
and who has been In the city for sev
eral weeks, appearing before the vari
ous unions, will leave tomorrow for San
Diego to visit the unions of that city.
- ■ • ■ • •
Worktngmen generally are interested
in the effort of the. city council to In
duce the Los Angeles & Redondo rail
way to reduce it* fare between Man
chester Heights and the business sec
tion of Los Angeles. The fare now Is
15 cents.
When that section of the city was
opened up it presented an opportunity
for the man of moderate means to own
a home of his own, and many bought
lots there and built houses, expecting
ultimately that it would be taken Into
the city, as the Indications seemed to
point to the city expanding in that
direction. Now that the shoestring
■trip has been annexed and become part
of Los Angeles without police or fire
protection or electric, lights. It is but
natural they seek some of the accom
modations of the city. Fifteen cents
Is far too much for the laboring man
or clerk to pay out of his meager salary,
and societies of worklngmen are being
formed to seek redress for this condi
tion. . . .
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An echo of the recent telegraphers'
strike Is heard In the report which
comes from the headquarters of the
Western Union In New York. When the
strike occurred and was practically lost
many of the best operators took up oth
er pursuits rather than return ; to the
service of the company at the meager
wage offered. I Now an order has been
Issued by the Western Union that the
pay of operators on the western coast
be Increased 15 per cent for first class
men, bringing their salaries up to $88 a
month, and the others will be increased
Officials of the company frankly state
that this step is taken to obtain the
services of competent operators, and
that since the strike the service on the
coast has been ■ unsatisfactory both to
the company and the public. I To Induce
the return of the competent operators
who went out on strike It has been
found necessary to advance the sal
• • •
Dr. John B. Andrews of the Univer
sity of 'Wisconsin Is authority for the
statement that the campaign for an
eight-hour day by the Women's Trade
league of this country is an old issue
recently revived. Dr. Andrews says the
movement started during a strike of
factory girls in Lowell, Mass., in 1834.
After several years of agitation a ten
hour law for women was passed by
the legislature of New Hampshire in
In support of this Dr. Andrews has
produced evidence that the talloresses
in New York had a union in 1825, which
was the first organization" of woman
workers in this country of which there
is any record. ■-. • - «y-»• •
• • •
H. S. McManus, business agent of the
Plumbers' union No. 78, and recently
appointed marshal of the trades and
labor union division of the Elks parade,
has notified Motley H. Flint that the
plumbers will be represented by a float,
accompanied by 250 men In uniform, In
the midsummer floral- and allegorical
festival to be held in July. Many of
the organizations' are now casting
about for appropriate designs with
which to appear, and altogether this
division promises to be a most impor
tant part of the festival. ■
. . • ■ • . • ■
Reports from the north Indicate that
many more Japanese are leaving the
country " than are coming Into it at
present. The reason for this is that
many of the cities are following the
example set by Stockton and Sacra
mento, In which places the brown man
Is being relieved of his duties, In cer
tain capacities and white men substi
tuted. Should this plan be followed out
it would be but a short time until the
vexed-Japanese question would solve
Itself. .; ;;v>.'\v• "\3;-'*
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Carpenters' union No. 158 is arrang
ing for an evening of sociability and
general good fellowship at its opening
meeting next Tuesday night, when the
members will entertain their friends
in social hall at the Labor temple. Be
sides I several good vaudeville ■ stunts
there will be vocal and Instrumental
music, buck and wing dancing and ad
dresses by H. L. Clotworthy, Stanley
B. Wilsoh and Dick Ferris. The ar
rangement committee has everything
well in hand and a general good time
■is expected by those who have in the
past partaken of the carpenters' hos
pitality. To this meeting the public is
invited.' 1. ■■.>■.'. >'■■" " .'■' .. '■■ -- "'
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v Clgarmakers' union - has /decided to.
take a booth at the coming bazaar of
the Women's Label league,' In which
it will advertise home-made goods,
having a display of all cigars manufac
tured, in this city.' The clgarmakers
are persistent and consistent - boost
ers for home products and will preach
the gospel of "boost Los Angeles" dur
ing the four nights of the display.
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• Circulars : have been- received 'here
in ! the , last few days from the Mon
tana v State - Federation of I Labor,
calling attention to , the fact that . the
larger cities of the country are being
flooded. with | advertisements to the ef
fect that Montana is the Mecca of all
tradesmen and laborers, and stating
that work is plentiful • and' .wages
high. These • statements . are branded
as false by; the circular, which states
that there are idle men in all branches
of industry 'throughout, Montana and
advises ; that investigation of condi
, tions ibe i made before ' going. to that
state to look for work. , •;. . '
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The Building Trades council Is pre
paring for an open meeting to be held
In i the social hall . sometime \in May.
It is the intention to bring to the city
well known speakers to > address the
meeting, :-": and ;- in addition ■to give i a
smoker and high jinks to the members
and I*, their S« friends. JH The <.*3 committee
I which has the details In charge Is com
-1 posed ■ of.; Victor ; Kingsbury.! Walter
Marsh * and Thomas Baylies. In the
past these meetings have proved high
ly I beneficial -to the members, ( besides
being a source of enjoyment to their
many friends. All building trades
craftsmen i will be welcome, whether
or not they belong to the organiza
• • •
Secretary Goodwin of the Building
Trades council, who conducts a free
employment bureau in connection with
his office In the Labor temple, reports
a steady increase in the number of ap
plications sent in for workmen in the
building lines. : All kinds of labor is
furnished free to contractors, sixty
five calls for workmen being filled this
week, which is about the average
number of calls received for men In
this office. •
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; Laundry Workers',union, No. 52, has
leased a hall for five years at 717 East
Ninth street, which in the future will
bo used as a meeting place for the
union and also headquarters for the
• • •
In the parade given by the Elks
during the meeting next July, In this
city, the Building Trades council will
be represented by a float showing a
typical California bungalow. This
will be a handsome display and one In
which all craftsmen of the building
trades will have some part in erect-
Ing, as In the construction of a mod
ern bungalow all building trades aso
employed. This was selected as being
the most representative structure, and
the council Is taking great pride In the
erection of the same.
• • •
When the National Peace conference
meets in Chicago, early next month, it
is probable that organized labor on
the coast will be represented by P. H.
McCarthy and O. E. Tveltmoe of the
San Francisco Building Trades coun
cil, who have been Invited to be pres
ent and participate In the deliberations
of the conference. Both have signified
their Intention of accepting the In
vitation should business affairs permit.
This is the third meeting of the peace
society, and the list of those who will
take part in it is a long one and com
posed for the most part of persons of
national reputation. The Central
Labor council of this city was invited
to send a representative, but this
could not be done at this time.
• . • * •
In view of the fact that throughout
the country a large number of team
sters are being displaced by chauf
feurs, who run freight autos, which
are used in the transportation of mer
chandise formerly carried on trucks,
the International Brotherhood of
Teamsters has made application to the
American Federation of Labor to
change Its charter so as to admit
chauffeurs. It also has asked permis
sion to change the name of the or
ganization to International Brother
hood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs and
Helpers. Should the transition from
trucks to autos continue at the present
rate. it will not be long before the
Jehu and his picturesque language will
be entirely supplated by the toot,
too," of the auto, with begoggled
toot," or the auto, with begoggled
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To Welcome Japanese
SAN FRANCISCO, April 17.—Rear
Admiral Swinburne, In command of
the Pacific fleet, arrived here today on
his flagship the West Virginia which
waa accompanied by the armored crui
ser Pennsylvania. The rear admiral,
with the two warships, will remain in
port to welcome the cruisers Aso and
Soya of the Japanese training squad
ron due to arrive April 25. The navy
department has instructed Rear Ad
miral Swinburne to do everything in
his power to make pleasant the visit
of the Japanese to this coast.
Seven More Deaths
TORREON, Mexico, April 17.—News
from Velardena, where the religious
riots occurred last Saturday, tells of
further rioting Tuesday, when seven
were shot, making twenty-two In all
punished by death. During the riot it
developed that the building of the lor
reon Mercantile company, an Ameri
can concern, was attacked and dam
aged and arms, ammunition and liquors
taken. The manager declares that he
will lay before the state department
at Washington a demand for indem
nity. _^_
Bank Examiner Suspended
WASHINGTON. April 17.—Immedi
ately after the suspension of the Union
National bank of Oakland. Cal., a few
days ago, Comptroller of the Currency
Murray ordered the suspension of Bank
Examiner Charles G. Reed, pending an
investigation to determine whether the
bank was insolvent during the time
Mr. Reed had examined it and reported
it solvent. A full investigation of the
condition of the bank for some time
past will be made by the comptroller.
To Aid Mexican Patriots
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 17.—"Moth
er" Jones, the labor agitator, is here
to address the Socialists this evening,
after which she will leave for Auburn,
N. Y. She says she has collected $4000
to be devoted to efforts for the release
of four Mexicans now held in jail in
Tucson, Ariz. She says these men are
languishing in prison "for freedom of
speech" and because they tried to put
labor on a better basis.
Recovers from Shock
PARIS, April 17.—Mrs. William Bar
tels of Chicago, who was robbed in
her apartments in the Avenue Eylau
yesterday afternoon, had quite recov
ered from the shock this morning. Mrs.
Bartels was not so savagely handled
as at first stated and was not seri
ously injured. The three men got
away with only $20 In cash, but the
five diamond rings wrenched from her
fingers are valuable. .
Railway Man Dies
SPOKANE, April 17.— F. W. Gilbert,
general superintendent of tho North
ern Pacific railway, died at St. Paul
this morning, after a brief illness with
pneumonia. His headquarters as dis
trict superintendent were in Spokane
from 1890 to 1904.
BROWNE of the district at- <
torney's office was late In ar
riving at his office yesterday.
This fact would be unworthy of
note were It not for the de- ■
tective's well known ideas con
cerning punctuality, and the vio- ■
latlon of his rule warranted an
"I carried home a dozen boxes
of strawberries Friday," said the
detective. "When I wanted some
of the fruit at breakfast, 'yester
day, my wife said she had read in
a newspaper that poisoned berries
were on the market and that she
had thrown our supply out of
Mr. Browne said he prepared a
half gallon of emetic and hurried
to the chicken yard, hoping to ■
save the lives of his fancy chick
ens. After forcing the mixture
down the throats of a score of ■
protesting hens, he learned the
berries had been thrown into a
garbage can and carted away
early in the morning.
The first annual'exhibition of prints,
held during the last two weeks in the
Blanchard gallary, by the Los Angeles
Camera club, included a collection from
the Chicago Camera club, also work
from a number of representatives of
this craft in eastern cities, comprising
a great variety of subjects and scenes,
and some excellent and very artistic,
as well as some poor work. !
Among i the best prints shown, from
a pictorial as well as the craft point
of view, were the prize winners In
the February contest and exhibit of
the Los Angeles club, and other pic
tures by R. S. Crandall. F. Holland
Day, well-known Boston photographer,
showed a group of portraits and other
studies, the most interesting of them
being of a mother and child, called
"Modern Madonna." C. E. Smith's
"Taking Him to Mamma" was an at
tractive portrayal of child life well
composed. Louis Fleckenstein showed
thirty-two subjects, among which
were several poetic landscapes and
good figure studies. The group by W.
C. Dlckerson (local) contained a num
ber of interesting subjects. "The Tea
Merchant," by C. J. Wells, presented
a good character study.
Two evening entertainments were
given in which a beautiful and in
structive collection of typical Mexican
street scenes, buildings, cathedrals
and historical places, and natives at
work or enjoying a fiesta, were thrown
on the screen in color and described
by the one who made them. As a
whole, the exhibition was a very cred
itable one. ■;••
The exhibition of the Fine Arts
league will be continued indefinitely,
the pictures being changed from time
to time, other of the honorary exhibit
ors to be represented. The courtesy of
the gallery has been extended by the
league to the students of the College
of Fine Arts and the School of Art and
Design, and'a cordial invitation is ex
tended to citizens generally to join the
Fine Arts league to assist In the great
work undertaken by this organization.
Dues for the annual membership are
$2; for a life membership, $50; for an
association favorably passed upon,
$100, entitling to a representative. An
annual membership may be changed
to a life membership upon payment of
the difference between the amount al
ready paid and $50. Dues may be sent
to the curator of the Steckel gallery,
336% South Broadway, or to the finan
cial secretary, 967 Elden avenue.
The following have been Included
upon their list of honorary members:
Leopold Bracony, A. £. Connor, Mar
tin J. Jackson, Ralph Moclne, Lillian
Drain, Gertrude Estabrook, Calthea
Vivian, Charles P. Austin, E. A. Bur
bank and Frank R. Liddell.
The Ruskin Art club members en
joyed a delightful paper on Japanese
ceramics, written '< by Olive Perclval
and read at their weekly meeting on
Wednesday, morning, April 14. The
famous potters of that wonderfully
artistic people were taken up and their
achievements described in a very in
teresting and instructive manner.
Miss Perclval is herself the possessor
of many rare and beautiful examples
of Japanese pottery, and has made
quite a study of their art in particular
and the potter's art In general, having
pieces of interesting form and color
made by her own hands.
She deplored the fact that our Ameri
can merchants have lowered the stand
ard of beauty by sending the Japanese
poor models to reproduce for American
trade/ which Is a most regrettable fact.
Miss Percival cited as.the best collec
tion of Japanese pottery the Morse col
lection of the Boston museum, which
covers all periods, including the pre
historic. :>:*
Miss Beth Thompson comes to 'us
from San Francisco as a representative
of the National Art society of Chicago
and has secured among our artists and
art lovers a number of life members for
that organization, among them Joseph
Greenbaum; Charles A. Rogers, Mrs. W.
H. Housh and Mr. Mcßae, numerous
members of the Ruskin Art, Friday
Morning and Ebell clubs. • The society
has for Its prime object the advance
ment of art In America, and to that end
endeavors to promote our own artists,
to found and maintain art Institutions,
to form arid exhibit art collections. A
course of study Is provided ■ for each
member, which is claimed to be as com
prehensive ;is a university training
along the fine, arts line. Members re
ceive courtesies in all public galleries
in American cities, and also privileges
to view many noted private collections.
It is a most commendable undertaking
and merits the support of all friends of
the cause. Miss Thompson will remain
in Los Angeles until June 1, when she
will go to Seattle, taking advantage of
the exposition to further her work.
Mrs. Laura Adams Armer of San
Francisco is the guest of her sister,
Mrs. Morris Cohn, Alvarado terrace,
and will be in Los Angeles about a
month. On Tuesday afternoon, April 20,
Mrs. Armer will exhibit her work in
color photography at the Friday Morn
ing club. She has already received sev
eral commissions for portraits and pic
torial subjects and will doubtless have
many others. She expects to tour
Southern California for the purpose of
making additions to a landscape col
lection of prints made by herself.
Gertrude Estabrook, a well-known
flower painter of Chicago, who spent
the winter in Southern California, has
just returned to her home in the mid
dle west. Miss Estabrook was recently
made an honorary member of the Fine
Arts league, and probably will be an
exhibitor there later on.
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, In a competition for prizes for the
best work by grade pupils in drawing
in public schools, offered by the School
Arts Book, a publication of much worth
to the teacher of drawing, pupils of
the ninth grade ' Santa Monica ,„ high
school, Lyda Price, art instructor, won
second and third prizes, and each of
the other drawings submitted received
honorable mention, * which speaks for
the work being accomplished there un
der Miss Price.
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-iA loan exhibition of, portraits will
open Monday, April 18, in the Blanch
ard galleries, the collection having been
made by Everett C. . Maxwell, curator
of the gallery, and many notable paint
ings will be on view for two ■ weeks,
in which will be represented both local
and other American artists.
The Metropolitan ■ museum has ac
quired by purchase a bronze statuette
of "The Roller Skate Girl," by Abaste
nia St. Leger Eberle, which was exhib
ited last winter at the National Acade
my of Design. , The work of : this tal
ented sculptress has been greatly, ad
mired for its naturalness • and ■ the
movement in her t figures, many of
which are taken : from children of the
streets In our great cities. v,
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A ' number of the most Important
commissions left unfinished by Ameri
ca's greatest sculptor, Augustus Salnt-
Gaudens, are being completed by I his
able assistants. Among these are groups
for the front 6f the .Boston public li
brary, the Phillips Brooks memorial for
Trinity church, Boston, and .-eight
caryatides fur the All-Bright art gal
lery, Buffalo. , ■".■■ .■-• .
Big Crowd Expected at Auditorium
When Fairyland Characters Will
Appear to Help McKinley
Industrial Home
The benefit entertainment to bo
given for tho McKlnley Industrial
home, entitled "The Mystic Midgets," \
and Lilliputian carnival of nations
gives promise of filling the auditor
ium on the evening Of April 30 arid at
the May day matinee on Saturday.
The boxes for both performances are
nearly all sold and the tickets are al-'
ready in good demand.
The one hundred and fifty or more
young people and children now hard
at work renearslng the various parts
are delighted with the beautiful music
and graceful dancing stepa and have
entered into the spirit of the entertain- ,
ment in a way that assures Its success.
The operetta is to be presented in i
two act.s and the opening scene is a
fairy garden filled with a profusion of
Mowers. From a. gigantic unfolding
roae Tltanla, the queen of the
fairies, this role being taken liy Miss
Pearl Teetzel. Prince Obdlllouß, the;
ruler of the "Mystic Midgets," is lm- !
personated by Marie Sweet Baker and
her clear, strong voice will be heard
to advantage in this part.
Psyche, the queen's companion and
the embodiment of love, is Miss Louise
George. Uglio, an ogre on mischief
bent, is impersonated by \V. J. Chase.
There are also character songs and i
speeches representing all nations;
gnomes in the service of Uglio and the
various attendants of a ciueen in j
fairyland. Changing calcium lights |
will add beauty to the scenes.
Many pleasing specialties will be in
troduced. The "Queen Louise Gavotte"
will be danced by the following young j
women: Mildred Kupper, Maud Adams, i
Annie Pease, France* Hyer, Zoraya I
Foley, Charlotte Cox, Mrs. S. F. How
land, Margaret McNeeley, Mamie
Voight, Rowena Barney, Eugenic Rix- |
on, Rosalie McDonald, Madge Bchalk,
Mrs. W. F. Hammond, Mrs. E. Ashton,
Louise Hyer and Ethelyn Carson.
Sextet to Sing
There also will be the dancing of
graceful figures and singing by a sex
tet composed of Misses Sara Bonner,
Florence Parker, Ethel Parker, Regina
Marlinow, Rose B. Clemens and Mrs.
Zelma Wagner.
The women In charge of the groups
at the rehearsals are: Gnomes, Mrs.
i.. ]•:. Payne; butterflies, Mrs. H. S. |
Hurlbut; fairies, Mrs. W. P. Pleas; |
jockeys, Mrs. E. W. Gilmore; archers,
Mrs. Henry Morris; sextet, Mrs. O. J.
Sweet; Quee.n Louise gavotte, Mrs. H.
S. Hurlbut.
The central committee of arrange
ments is composed of Mrs. G. Alexan
der Bobriek, Mrs. Florence Collins
Porter, Mrs. G. A. Brock, and Mrs. H.
S. Hurlbut, and the patronesses are
Mesdames Adna R. Chaffee, I. N. Van
Nuys, John R. Haynes, C. B. Nichols,
W. W. Neur, Joseph Banning, Stoddard
Jess, Curtis D. Wilbur, Robert J. Bur
dette, E. S. Rowley, Mary Banning,
Arthur Letts, H. L. Story, Altadena":
William Stanton, Pasadena; O. T.
Johnson. P. G. Hubert, Milo Potter.
W. J. Hole, D. K. Edwards, Randall
Hutchinson, C. H. McKevett, Clara W.
Grles, C. E. Payne, Niles Pease, F. B.
E^lberson, Valentine Peyton, W. \V.
Never, Lyman Favwell, Mathew Rob
ertson, Jefferson D. Gibbs. C. M. Sev
erance, Eglehoft'-Rundel, <>.(>. Wither-;
bee, J. W. Trueworthy. Augustus Hlne, I
Andrew Stewart Lobingier, Frank i
Vickery, H. Clay Breeden, William J
Stanton, Pasadena; Sumner Payson I
Brown, Edgar L. Swalne, C. C. Des
mond, O. J. Sweet, W. A. Lamb. W. J. I
Varlel, Richard Drew, H. L. Verger, |
J. Probst, E. W. Oilmore, Abner Ross,
D. E. Luther, L. A. Gould, Norman
Bridge, Pasadena; W. B. Scott, M. H.
Whlttier and W. Davenport.
At the matinee Saturday afternoon
the lobby will be brilliant with flowers
of many hues, for Mrs. W. W. Never
is to have charge of a flower booth
with a bevy of pretty young girls as
assistants. Mrs. C. B. Nichols will
dispense dainties from a candy booth
to all who will purchase.
The tickets for the operetta may be
secured at several of the principal
stores of the city, cards having been
placed announcing the sale of the
same. These tickets will be exchanged
for the regular theater tickets at the
box office, commencing Monday, April
26. Mrs. H. S. Hurlbut is chairmun
of the ticket committee.
To Increase Building Fund
This benefit entertainment is to in
crease the building- fund of the Mc-
Kinley Industrial Home society, which
Is hoping to raise 110,000 to make some
greatly needed additions to the, home
this year. There are 100 boys there
now and half as many more are on a
waiting list for admission.
The cottages are already overcrowd
ed and another one at least ought to
be built this year. A greater need
even than this is a laundry and dry
ing room. An assembly hall, too, Is
greatly needed.
The home is situated on the San
Pedro electric line, twelve miles from
Los Angeles, but within the city limits.
On the farm of eighty acres there are
crops of alfalfa, strawberries, black
berries and all kinds of vegetables,
the work being done by the farm su
perintendent, with the assistance of
the boys.
A herd of fifteen cows furnishes
fresh milk and tine, sweet butter. The
home kitchen is neat and attractive
and under the best of management.
The dormitory work is all done by the
boys and reflects credit on their house,
keeping abilities. A fine new school
house built by the city is one of the
Improvements of the past year. With,
in the last week, through the generous
donations of the Southern California
Music company and of C. A. Canfleld,
a brass band of a dozen pieces has
been formed, with George A. lsbell as
The McKlnley Industrial Home so
ciety has recently been reorganized
and the board of directors increased
from seven to twenty-one. The presi
dent of the society Is Valentine Pey
ton, but an adjourned meeting from
the annual one held In January is soon
to be called to elect his successor, as
Mr. Peyton wishes to be released from
the duties of the office.
The name of C. A. Can field will bo
brought forward as president, with
Valentine Peyton, M. H. Whittier and
Richard Green as vice presidents. It
is the expectation of the society to
erect In the near future, or itt least
make a beginning toward that end,
some mechanical shops where the boys
can be taught trades. Sloyd is taught
in the public school, but cannot, of
course, be carried far enough to ful
fill the requirements of an Industrial
education such as was intended when
the home was founded.
A quiet canvass has been made for
funds and $1000 or $2000 is In sight.
Duringr the next few weeks the cam
paign Is to be more vigorously pushed.
Subscriptions may be sent to the finan
cial secretary, Mrs. Florence Collins
Porter, 1134 Mound avenue, South Pas
Men's Shoes (Sj^y : CA
Regular $3 to $4 Values .. tfl/ **d •%J \J
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To introduce our new store to the .*'>-.
men of Los Angeles we offer for to- /*? l' \
morrow- ' ■ 11%,
Famous Makes fc.^H^
$3 to $4 |2^o fW «
Values .. . tPAWI/ M% 1%
These are both oxford and high fIBA/^HsJKaiB
models, in patent, via kid, gun metal ifaallßßlSlflgfl
and tan Russia calf. You never OH •"* Wz&l
saw shoes with such snap and style Ni^SfcJ^liiliKL
to them. In the assortment are models
to meet every taste. No need to tell you fefe^H
that Lc Sage's Specials are always genii* R
mc specials.
: O|^V^L^sf'ls!!^S^)j^]B'p^^^^W'^^M OPPOSITE SAKTA FE TICKET OMCt jj|
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Take the Elevator and Save a Dollar
>^^^v iyiezv c^Tyies /^'■|f\
Men's and Women's, $2 and $2.50 Pair
No More—No Less
The very latest fashions in This week a splendid line of
leathers and styles S are re- Oxfords in tan and suede
ceived at Streicher's shops. . ", ... , ■ _.
The shoes you buy now are kathers will be opened up.
what will be the prevailing Call ■ early Monday for the
fashion this summer. [ first choice.
Two Shops—sl7 South Broadway, Second Floor
' —430 South Broadway, Fifth Floor
How many times have you •' : v 'miff\'
put off getting new shoes «j«SflS|Srj,
because you dreaded the Wm/SBf \
thought of breaking them in ? 9|pF V
This never occurs with Jw[ \S\
Dr. A. Reed M^IJ
Cushion MjiJ^tWF'
' for they are immediately com- j&r d*S$F
fortablc to the foot and in- //^ ,fgtftf&*^ '.. ,-.
stead of having to fit your it ,nl^S**^^
feet to the Shoes, they fit ISSSSSi*^^
you. The Cushion Sole is '"" p
so pliable and so neatly conforms to every point of the foot that there
can be no rubbing or pinching. Let us explain to you the health ad
vantages of this shoe. How the Cushion Sole is a non-conductor of
heat and cold and how they are safe to wear in wet weather. <
At the Dr. Reed Cushion Shoe House
742 S. Broadway
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/ HURRAH X 111
/ FOR \
f SHOES $2.50 j I
\ SM W. SECOND ST. ' //
n. boys y
1!?'-' Finer Train 1
West of Chicago
/^m^^\ Than the Splendidly Equipped 0
It Hr Running Daily via Salt Lake Route, Union
a^HY Pacific and Northwestern
mir' Three Days to Chicago

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