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Promoter Hester Refuses to Boost the
Milwaukeean's End for Bout with
Nelson and Dickering
Is Off
[Associated Press]
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 31.—Sid Hes
ter, the fight promoter, whose effort*
to secure a February match between
Battling Nejson and Ad Wolgast have
created something of a stir In sport
ing circles, met and conferred today
with Tom Jones, Wolgast's manager.
It Is understood that Hester raised hia
offer to Wolgast to $3750, but that Jones
Nelson has declared himself willing
to accept Hester's proposition, and the
promoter is confident that he can
secure a permit for the match some
place about the bay, but until Wolgast
is satisfied, the fight is unsettled.
Jones said he would return to Los
Angeles tonight. He stated that he
had received an offer from Hugh Me-
Intosh, the Australian promoter, who
proposes that Wolgast meet Jimmy
Britt "Boer" TJnholz and an Austral
ian lightweight named Thorn at Syd
ney. Wolgast fights Memsic in Los
Angeles January 7, and Jones said the
Australian offer might be accepted if
they could not come to terms with Nel
son before that time.
Teams from Battleships Missouri and
Nebraska Contest at Football
Today for Fleet
NEW YORK, Dee. 31.—A busy
priuad of bluejackets was today as
signed to the work of preparing the
Held at American League park tor the
championship football game which is
to be played tomorrow. The same is
for the championship of the North
Atlantic fleet. The field waa shoveled
,■ of snow yesterday and today
fresh straw was strewn about to take
Ihe chill out of the ground and soften
up the turf for the great contest. Bet
ling on the game is lively throughout
Ihe Meet, the odds favoring the team
from the Nebraska as against the
len of the Missouri. A number of
old Annapolis football stars will be
i in uniform as players.
Chairman Ebbetts of Committee to
Arrange 1910 Layout Completes
Draft, Reducing Double
NBJW YORK, Dec. 31.—President
i h. rles H. Ebbets of the Brooklyn
cljjb, who also is chairman of the Na
tional league schedule committee, ><>.-
lay announced that hi- bad complet
ilnut of a 168-game schedule for
the Mason of 1910 and that contrary to
il opinion he had found the ar
rangemsnts of dates an easy matter.
Kbbetts was able to reduce the num
ber of extra double-headers each team
wili have to play 10 five, as against
ten each in the first draft he made.
Issues Statement Defending Game as
It Was Played This Year by
the Sons of Old
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 31.—Pres
ident Hadley c? Yale upholds football
in a statement published here today.
He says:
"Football at Tale during the present
season has worked very well. We have
had a number of sprained ankles, but
only two or three cases of more serious
injuries. I doubt whether this is a
worse record than that of baseball."
To Hold Boxing Tourney
Secretary Henderson of the Los An
geles Athletic club will make appli
cation at the next meeting of the A.
A. U. for an amateur boxing tourna
ment to be held under the auspices
of his club. Entries will not be re
st ricted to the Pacific coast, but will
bo open to all amateurs who desire
to try for the honors.
"■ SANTA ANA, Dec. 31.— County Clerk
Williams has figured out the biggest
year's business for Orange county that
the county has ever had. The biggest
increase Is In the marriage licenses,
Mi!) of these being secured in 1909,
against 633 in 1908. . There were 354
civil cases In 1909, and up to date, with
the year half finished, 2132 hunters' ll
re.nses .have been Issued, against 1789
tor the 'whole of the last Beaserr.
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According to Information which
cached this < ity last niyht, ;tll ree
i-da were broken tor the month of De
ember In the driving of the Elizabeth
inn-il of the I>os Angeles aqueduct,
he distance made was -ISO feet, the
ext greatest distance having, been
iade in March, when 474 feet was
lade. The work is now in very hard
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Say Trial Is Fair
I MEXICO CITY, Dec. 31.—James A.
10k, American railroad conductor in
Ison at Guadalajara, charged with
mplliity in the robbery of a train
svhiehJiE was In charge of the Mex
in *»•»•■..)U railroad, is having a fair
Jl'Tind is case is being expedited
Insuch a!l possible under Mexican
Ph. The .vial Is being oonducted
tier the lavas or the state "f Jalisco,
I hich t4e state department of
fxico has no right to interfere. |
WHEN baseball fans who are Inter
ested In the fluctuations of the
percentage column of the Winter
league clubs wonder at the rise and fall
of certain teams they often allot too
great a balance in favor of chance, or
luck, which undoubtedly is a great
factor in a pennant race, but merit has
played a strong part In the race for the
! top of the ladder in the premier league
lin Southern California- this winter.
■ The Santa Barbara club has in its
! makeup some of the fastest big league
I material wintering In the southland
j this season, and, although luck would
be a hard combination to beat, the
team's rise to the head of the percent
age column is mostly due to class. Snn
Diego is another team that figures on
the dope sheet, and still may develop
Into a contender for the honors, but the
northern club will bo a difficult propo
sition to beat. On this team are such
players as Carl Lewis, who catches for
the Oakland club In the Pacific Coast
league: Hunt of the Boston Americans,
who allowed the Santa Ana nine only
two hits In eighteen innings; Bernle
McKay, the clever first baseman that
the Vernon team Is trying to secure for
next season; Outshaw, another Oak
land player and as fast a second-sicker
as any In the league; Gus Nait,
shortstop, will Journey to Musko
gee. Okla., next season with Manager
Dalrymple and play under that veteran,
who at present Is holding down the
center' garden for Santa Barbara and
leading the team In hitting; Kelly, the
third-saeker, will make his debut with
the Portland club In the Pacific Coast
league next season; Martinke, who
plays the left field. is well known to all
local fans as the hard hitting fielder of
last year's Vernon club; Coy is another
Vernon fielder working with the north
erners; and Shafer, the extra pitcher,
also Is of Happy Hogan's staff.
Jay AVolton has accepted the manage
ment of the newly organized Los An
geles Athletic club baseball team and
will commence at once to arrange a
schedule for the remainder of the win
ter season.
Brooks Tompklns. former of the Poly
technic and Central Babes baseball
teams, wishes to sign with sofe good
Sunday amateur baseball club. Call up
41040 or answer through The Herald.
The Artesia baseball team wants to
arr.nnir: 1 a game for next Sunday with
a fast club. Write J. H. Niemes or an
swer through The Herald.
The Los Angeles Pippins of the Tnter
urban league will play the Wielands
of the City ler.gue today at the
Thirty-eighth and Alameda grounds.
Presidents OJrewell and Perkins, re
spectively, of the two leagues will hold
the indicators during the contest. The
Casa. Hawkins p Acuna
T. Williams c , Callahan
Edwards In A. Williams
danahl 2b Uttle
Jenson 3b Hartlnateln
Olson »s Weldman
Butler, Cutter If Collins
mirncl Cf Tat«
Clark rf Arellanos
Colcgrove has replaced the withdrawn
teams, wishes to sign with some good
Hollywood baseball team in the Inter
urban league and -will make Its initial
appearance in ■ a league contest next
The schedule for Sunday is as fol
lows: .
At Anaheim
Bodkin p....- Stone, Spencer
Leonard c. Collins
Uussi-11 .- Hi----- Valencia
Stahl 2b Fisher.
l.lnkliavcn ..;.3h Carpenter
Palms 55............. I«ewli
Doherty If-- Hendrlcks
Thomas cf Srhnider
j Bates rf.... :..-Huntington
I Umpire— Bubs.
. At Colegrov*
Mortality, Schmidt :...p. Burr
Miller c Roach
II Marshal lb Wilson
P.. Rankin 2b Hurley
Spiess ....3b J. Ramsey
Lnmarl ss Horn
L. Marshal If ••••■■ Burk
Buiton cf ._, T. Ramsey
O. Rankln '. rf Culllmi
At Burk's Park
G ,j'\>ji ...p Hopfood, Knabolpamp
Watson c. Brooks
OabbM-t lb ••• -5
H. O'Nell i....2b M. Hopgood
HiiEiioq 3b Smith. Harris
Lasalda ««..».■ Contents
Smith .......;........ cf ■ Mathew.
McGllvAry <* Kunsler
Florentine rf K. Knablepamp
At. Washington Park .
Hawkins, Cass P „ ™i
Williams c •• J* earn;
Edwards lb ••• McDonald
Ganahl » French
Jenson 3b ■■■ Bolton
Olson «" Guenthart
Cutter. Butler If lif l£ on
Burnel , —cf R? h™
Clark rf Nicola
Umpire—Rogers. ' ...
President CHlne of the Imperial league
is In the city scouting for umpires and
has offered George Stoval, the captain
and first baseman of the Clevelands,
the job. As yet Stbval Is undecided.
but it is expected he will accept the
offer. ' .
"When President Perkins of the City
league called a meeting of tho league
officials to order Wednesday evening
the tirst subject that came up for
consideration was the protest,.
game between the Wlelands and
Fraternal Aids, which was awarded
to the latter team. Because of
disagreement In the settlement of
the disputed game, Manager Har
tenstein of the Brewers resigned,
by Arellanes. Stan Burek, the clever
basketball player and University of
Southern California athlete sign
with the Woodmen and will do the
backstop work for that nine in tho
future The Seal Garden baseball team
made 'application to join the league,
and as there Is a possibility of the
Manchester resigning at the next
meeting, the amusement team will be
admitted. The league schedule for
next Sunday will be as follows: Ira
terual Aids vs. Manchester, at Ascot
park. Woods umpire; National Lum
ber company vs. Wlelands, at Thirty
eighth and Alameda, Grewell umpire;
University Merchants vs. Woodmen, at
University, Burden umpire; Bishop!"
vs Southern pacifies, at Thirty-eighth
and Santa FY. Karly umpire. This
last conteii will be a double-header.
Zelaya Inaccessible
• MEXICO CITY, Dec. 31.—True to his
announced ' determination to refrain
from seeing newspaper men, an atti
tude suddenly assumed directly after
his visit to President Diaz, Jose Santos
Zelaya, titular president of Nicaragua,
has been unapproachable today. Ze
laya made a private call this morning
on Frederlco Gamboa, sub-secretary of
the foreign office. He will call on Min
ister of Foreign Affairs Ignacio Marls
cal next Tuesday. The visit will be
unofficial and. he will be received as a
private citizen."," *
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| It* ac «R*y to Mcum a bargain In a u«4
autnmobll*. through want advertising*, at li
■■ed to lift—and still la—to stem* * born
and ' curlier.
Vould Compel Field Umpire to Re.
main Out of Way Back of
Brse Lines at All
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec, 81. Mana
ger Clark > rlfflth of the National
league rules committee says there is
one rule relating to umpires that ought
to In changed.
■■] don't tike to be called a kicker,"
■aid Griffith yesterday, "but it does
make me mad to have an umpire
around In the way when you have a
K"iii| play on and have him step into
it and knock the whole business out.
"Very often I have seen signal* f," 1
wrong because an umpire was in the
way and the players could not see.
"I want them to stand on the outfield
side of the base line and give their
decisions there, the other umpire re
maining behind the catcher at all
times. I think with this rule In force
We could have a whole lot less wrang
ling than we have now, and that the
people would really get a little better
ball paying for their money."
Portland Congregation Reluctantly Ac.
cepts Resignation and Words
Eulogistic of His Work
Are Spoken
PORTLAND, Dec. 31.—Dr. J. Whit
comb Brougher, who goes to Los An
geles to fill the vacancy at Temple
Baptist church caused by the resigna
tion of Dr. Robert J. Burdette, pre
sented his resignation as pastor of the
White Temple church tonight.
Byes were wet with tears, at the close
of its reading. Words eulogistic of
Dr. Brougher's work in Portland were
spoken, but he could not be persuaded
to change his mind and the resigna
tion was accepted.
Dr. Brougher said that he would send
his acceptance of the call to Temple
church as a New Year's greeting to
that society.
An effort will be made to secure Dr.
P. S. Henson of Los Angeles to fill the
pulpit until a new pastor is secured.
Newton's All Stars Will Try to Put
Kink in Winning Streak of Occi
dental Colored Champions
Should the weather man decide to
drive the clouds away and lot a little
sunshine smile on the diamond" at
Chutes park today, there is a possi
bility that the diamond battle sched
uled for tomorrow on those grounds
between the All-Stars and the Occiden
tals may he played. As the Oxys
romped away with the victory the last
time the two teams played by the close
score of 3 to 1, the Stars with their
present strong lineup hope to get re
Manager Newton of the Star aggre
gation Is confident of putting a kink
in the winning streak of the colored
champions, and when the two nines
mix Sunday, Manager Black of the
Oxys will have the opportunity of cov
ering as much of the long green as he
cares to wager.
The lineup:
Occidentals—Langley, catcher; Har
rison-Smith, pitcher; Pettus, first
base; Robinson, second base; Lane,
shortstop; Hawkins, third base; Mid
dleton, left field; Burns, center field;
Black, right field; Shores, substitute.
All-Stars— McDonough, catcher; Eli
Cates, pitcher; George Stovall, first
base; Hoy Brashear, second base;
Brick Devereaux, shortstop; Truck
Egan, third base: Martinke, left field;
Bernard, center field. Pflrrman, right
field; Moore, substitute.
Red Taylor, umpire.
SAN PEDRO. Dec. 31.—The big Kos
mos liner Sarak, in command of Cap
tain Kagelmaeher, en route from
Hamburg to San Francisco, called at
this port today with a partial cargo of
nitrates for tho Balfour-Guthrie
company. The freighter had stopped
at Valparaiso and other South Amer
ican ports, at Salina Cruz and other
Central American ports and arrived
here from Mazatlnn, Mexico. She Is
one of the regular steamers on the
Kosmos line, but this is her initial call
hero. She is out 121 days from Ham
burg and is due in San Francisco on
January 6.
The vessel will discharge at the
Crescent wharf on tho Inner harbor,
but had to remain outside until tomor
row morning, when there will be a
hlg* tide.
ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 31.—The find
ing of a human head in a bucket in
the basement of an office building to
day created much excitement, and the
police at first thought they had on
their hands a murder mystery. It
developed that the head had been
used in a medical office and had been
given to the janitor to be buried.
Twenty Are Injured
MONTREAL, Dec. 31.—More than
twenty people were injured in an ex
plosion at the Place Vtger station of
the Canadian Pacific railway tonight.
The death list, it is feared, will be
large The Quebec train was ready to
leave! The station platform was
crowded with a New Year's throng
when a terrific explosion ripped up
Hie platform from end to end and
burled more than twenty people in the
debris. A brief Investigation convinced
the railroad officials that the gas plant
on the Quebec train had blown up.
Many Dancers in Costume
VENICE, Dec. 31.—More than 100
dancers appeared In costume at the
New Year's eve masque ball at Venice
dancing pavilion tonight. The floor
was crowded with scores of others
who did not masque. Prizes were
given for the most artistic character
costumes. Tomorrow night a, confetti
ball will be held at the pavilion.
Excellent Bl£ of Comedy Work Is Done
in Roles Burlesquing the Aristoc
racy, Recently Joined by
Author Pinero
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"The Second Mrs. Tanqneray," a tragic
drama in four acts by Sir Arthur Wing
Pinero, as presented at the Mason opera
house Friday evening, Dec. 31, 1909:
Sir George Orrrj "Bart"
Hamilton Mott
Capt. Hugh Ardale Albert Ferry
Aubrey Tanqiirray Harrison Hunter
Cajley liruiiiiiiiii ... , James B. Rons
Frank Mlaqnlth, Q. C. M. V Slalne Mills
Gordon Jayne, M. 1> Frederick Browne
Morse Robert Bruner I
Willie Alfred Birkford
I.uily Orreyed Miss Charlotte Tlttell
Mrs. Cortelyou Miss Alice Gordon
Ullean Miss T.lllian Stafford
l'aula Miss Olga Nethersole
"The Second Mrs. Tanqueray," by
some accounted Plnero's masterpiece,
by others an exceedingly morose and
didactic specimen of good stagecraft
gone -wrong, was the Nethersole ve
hicle at the Mason last night. It is
the tragedy of a wife's failure to live
down her past, and with all good in
tentions one always comes away from
such a play wondering what useful or
beautiful or even moral purpose is sub
served by its production. The salient
teaching as to the retributive power of
wrongdoing is evident, of course, but
so are a score of blunders In Judg
ment, any one of which, rectified,
would have averted the final catas
trophe or the heroine's suicide.
The blunt truth is that if a man
chooses to marry any woman of the
so-called ■ ."artistic temperament,"
whether she have a past or merely a
suspected future, he needs the armor
of a deal of shrewd common sense and
an uncommon sense of humor. Tan
queray seems to have had neither. ; He
did have a daughter with a prying
curiosity and an almost priggish sense
of her own innocence. The rest fol
lowed with the unerringl certainty of
a Druidic sacrifice or a Greek tragedy.
Only in the latter comparison there
Is one difference: "The Second Mrs.
Tanqueray" does not particularly pur
ify us with the spirit of pity and terror.
It merely saddens and depresses, which
are two quite different things.
Miss Nethersolo invested the piteous
ly capricious character of Paula with
much charm and plausibility, despite
an Intrusive stammering mannerism
which she overdid at moments. In the
last two acts, when the struggle, to
appease the furies of her past becomes
too much for the character, the actress
depicted her gradual relapse into the
apathy of,defeat with a fine sympathy
and restraint. I do not think her Tan
queray equals her Magda, but it evinces
the same delicate feeling for relative
values in acting which charmed us
in the Sudermann play. It is no bald
copy from other models, but a true im
personation. . The affectations of the
woman seemed much overdone in the
first art. but even this defect had its
compensation In the contrast afforded
with the simple, sodden misery of the
finale. Disease was the visible mark of
this tragedy— of soul and mind
—and one felt in the concluding scones
that it was less a play than a veritable
sickbed. The suicide was anticipated.
The real death scene came just before.
Mr. Ross, as Cayley Drummle, fell
into the bad habit of mouthing his
lines, and did not extricate himself
until well along in the play. It was
with difficulty that we caught the drift
of his interesting chat in the first act.
The Tanqueray of Mr. Hunter was a
manly piece of work, although even his
excellent enunciation failed at a few
Intervals .In accurate placement. Mr.
Perry assumed the role of the young
lover of the daughter—a part not very
well elaborated by the playwright—and
did it fair justice. The actor who
played the physician in the first act
should take note that "theory" has
three syllables and that "alienate" is
accented on its first. It is a, pity to
spoil a good portrayal by careless pro
nunciation. Miss Stafford took the very
difficult part of the daughter, and acted
Intelligently and carefully, not hiding
the character's weaknesses, but making
them seem logical. Mr. Mott as the
"bart" and Miss Tittell as his quite de
lightful wife were the most interesting
specimens of English nobility I have
ever seen on the stage. If the real
article were half so grotesquely com
ical, there would be no talk of abolish
ing the house of lords. Miss Gordon
lent opulence to the comedy part of
Mrs Cortelyou, although somewhat
audibly prompted from the wings in
time of peril. -
"The Second Mrs. Tanqueray" is the
dramatization of a failure, with scarce
a ray of compensating mercy or hope.
Yet there are moments when one Is
thoroughly convinced that with all its
brilliant talklness it is really the fail
ure of Sir Arthur Wing Plnero and
not of our much maligned human na
ture. • • • g ,
The last two performances of "The
Toymaker" will be given at the Grand
opera house this afternoon and tonight.
At the performance this afternoon Mr.
Hartman will entertain the boys of the
Whittier state school and following the
last performance of the piece tonight
a big dress and scenic rehearsal will
be held preparatory to the opening or
"San Toy." > > m "'
Nearly every playwright has a hobby.
That of Mrs. Andrews, the author of
the "Through a Window" now being
played at the Belasco, is characteristic.
She insists on all properties, such as
draperies, bric-a-brac, etc., being the
best that can be obtained, and as a
result those used In the ranch house
scene In the third act represent an out
lay of more than $1000. "Through a
Window" will enter its second week
at the Belasco Monday night. ■,■■■•.■:
i iwmg to wvather conditions, the
ball game between the Occidental and
McCormlck basaball teams, scheduled
for this afternoon at chutes park, has
been lulled off. This will be a disap
pointment to many fans, who looked
forward to an enjoyable afternoon in
the bleachers. But as interest in the
match is keen, it is expected that the
two clubs v-ill be matched again in
the near future.
Y. M. C. A. Celebrates
The passing and coming of the years
was , elebrated at the Y. M. C. A. last
night with a watch party, which was
attended by a large number of tlie
member! of the organisation. At the
stroke of 1- ■ ring »;is formed by
joining hands, and to the accompani
ment of a Vlctroia appropriate tinging
■dulged in.
TO YEAR 1910
(Continued from !'!•£« Nine)
early recovery from the usual lull that
mpanles Christmas and New
Year's," said E. G. Washington, head
clerk of the Lankershim hotel last
The Alexandria and the Lankershim j
chiefs voiced the sentiment of every
hotel in the city. They were ail of the
opinion that the sudden exodus of New
Year ceiebraters pointed clearly to the
fact that the southern end of the state,
the southwest, and even the greater
part of Mexico is looking to Los An
geles as the great metropolitan center
in which to have their holiday fling.
The following persons gave or en
joyed end of year dinners last night
at the leading restaurants:
Levy's Cafe
Alpeter, Armstrong.
Buller, Beasley, Bell, Bannister, Bar
nett, Bradner, Book, Beok, Brodie,
Burns, Behrendt, Bulla, Baum, Booth,
Berry, Barnett, Byington, Baker, Bo
hon, Bentel.
Cregler, Cuzner, Cohn Albert, Clark,
Cornish, Carhart, Cheney, Cohn A. 8.,
Canfleld C. 0., Clever, Cowan, Canfleld
C. A., Cummtngs, Cohn Sam, Christo
pher, Crump.
Densel, Davidson, Dyas, Drake,
Docker, Dodsworth, Davis, Dow.
Fassell, Fessenden, Foster, Fitzhenry,
Green Isidor, Griffith, Green J. A.,
Goldsmith George.Gee, Grannis, Green
L. H., Galbraith, Glrard, Griffith Mrs.
B. 1., Goldsmith, H., Geiwine.
Harris, Hildebrandt. Hovek, Helm,
Hunt, Huyler, Hirtz, Harrington, Ham
burger, Hellman M. S., Hull.
Johnstone, Jeffries, Johnson, Jehl
inger, Jacoby.
Klokke, Klein, Kohler, Kennard,
Klein Adolph, Kahn, Keen, Kennedy.
Kearney, Kiefer, Kelleghan.
Loeb, Lee, Laronde, Latham, Lissner,
Lowenstein, Lehman, Lang, Levy
Ralph, Llchtenberger, Logan.
McKinney, McCarthy, McMillan,
M< Konzie. Moriey, Murphy, Alortcn,
Montgomery C, Maier. Merrill. Miller,
Moorhead, Montgomery George. Moore,
Mestayer, Metzler, Minze.sheimer,
Marks, Monroe Wallace.
Noian, Newerf, Neiser, Neel, Nichol
Pteuss, Parsons, Parker, Pike C. T).
lianey, Ruddick, Ilamish, Ronsefell,
Spring, Stamps, Salamon, Rchutzc,
Spinks. Saurrett, Stimson, Slaughter,
Schwartz, Sargent, Sonden, Smith,
Salzman. Spruance.
Thompson W. H., Travers, Tomkin,
Thomas H W.. Thurston, Todd.
Vickrey, Vetter.
Wheat. Woollacott, Woods H. R.,
Woods W. W., Wagner, Walton, Wot
lcyns, Williams, Wallace, Woods Sam,
Willoughby, Warnock, Widney, White.
Zobelein, Zemansky.
Leslie Gray, E. J. Smith. Irvine,
George Cummings, H. C. Cahn, F. W.
Carson, E. W. Carson, J. H. Kartell,
Hart, Gwaltney. Tnick, Brehler, Hig
frins, Horman, McKenzie, Ohlmeyer, O.
E. Silver. H. Schmidt, A. B. Sarbcr,
Dick Walace.
J. Burris. F. Janss, G. C. Hunt, C. J.
Kubach. H. B. Dalton, W. H. Colter.
W. B. Baker, Meybnrry, R. E. Maynard,
A. L. Flewelling. H. F. Sonsiey, Roth,
Elsaser, Nares, E. Edwards, J. Peter
son, Dr. J. H. Oesterhaus, Frank
Shearer, E. M. Brown. Dr. Morrison,
C. G. Andrews, Howard.
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SAN PEDRO, Dec. 31.—Contracts
have been let for the now Elks' home,
which will be erected at a cost of $32,
--000 at Palos Verde and Eighth streets.
At a meeting of the directors of the
Elks' Building assocaition last night
the various contracts were awarded,
J. F. Atchison securing the general
contract for $25,767. The plumbing will
be done by T. L. Baker for $1570, the
wiring by the Southern California
Electric company for $437 and other
small contracts for painting and other
work have been let.
The building will be a three-story
and-basement structure, San Pedro
lodge No. 966 occupying the major por
tion of the building. Stores will be
rented on the grade floor.
Always a Way
. Deputy Internal Revenue Collector
Isaac Moffet of Glassboro told a story
the other day which would seem to
prove that there Is something besides
junk in the trite old saying, 'Where
there's a will there's a way."
Some time since, Mr. Moffet said, he
was talking to an old darky who has
had a lot of steam taken out of him
by repeated attacks of rheumatism,
and during the conversation l.ie holi
day season and the incidental turkey
were referred to by the revenue col
lector. At the first mention of the
word turkey the darky's eyes glistened,
and his tongue came out and started
to trail around his face.
"Dat jes' make me recommember dat
it am about time to git busy," said
the darky, seeming almost to taste the
savory dish. "Guess I had bettali be
lookin' up an' down de road some."
"It is no better for you this year,
Sam," smilingly replied Mr. Moffet.
"The turkeys roost high, and with that
rheumatism of yours I don't believe
that you can climb very well."
"Dat am berry true, boss," was the
prompt rejoinder of the darky. "Dis
rheumatiz hit mo prety hard, an' I
can't hole on like I useter could, but
heaven bress de man what invented
them telegraph pole creepers."—Phila
delphia Telegraph.
Giants Secure Shaw
NEW YORK, Dec. 31.—Al Shaw,
outfielder with the St. Louis Nationals.
was released today under the waiver
rule of the National league to the New
York Giants. ——
j^New Year's^]
So may the New Year
be a happy one to you.
Happy to many more
whose happiness depends
on you.
Min'v Womro'n anil Ohlldrm's
Club News
H\fES, lam ■ suffragist. Being re
sponsible lor a weekly expense
*■ account that varies from J4IOO
to $5000, according to the difference in
my lepertoire and traveling expenses,
1 believe the brain that makes this pos
sible is qualified to help decide what
sort of laws shall be passed for the
governing and protection of myself
and those in my employ."
The speaker was Olga Nethersole, and
she was replying to a. question asked
at the closu of her address before the
Friday Morning club yesterday. Her
topic was "The Drama of Today and
Olga Nethersole, discussing sociologi
cal problems before an assemblage of
club women, captivates with the simo
temperamental charm that makes her
pre-eminent as an emotional act)
and it was with tears in eyes and
voice that she preached the new gos
pel of prevention for all social evils
rather than redemption. In beautifully
rounded phrases she told of an experi
ence of twenty years on the stage, a i
long period of study and learning
which taught her that the theati
not a thing set apart for performances
by actor men and women, to be viewed
and criticised coldly by spectators,
with a gulf at the footlights that sepa
rates the two, but rather that it is the
national forum for the discussion of
great questions that confront and al
fect us all.
"1 believe the stage today Is a ,":'
--pit," she said, "from which right living
is preached every night in every city
to Immense audiences. It cannoi
claimed that all theatrical perform
ances are teaching the great lessons of
life, nor do I dispute that in many
theaters these ideals are sometimes
prostituted, but the tendency in this
direction is only an eddy that must
give way before the main current,
which is for good.
•'The theater is asHuming its right
ful place in society, and its lessons i
are sometimes taught by a laugh j
when they could not be made to carry!
far in the reflection of a glittering tear,
and often by the combination known
as music-drama, or opera— what yon
"We hear much of the tired business
man, of the busy society woman, who. ;
it is claimed, do not care to hear a
sermon— who crave relaxation and
must have recreation. The old drama
pave this to them, but gradually there
came a demand for something more:
than amusement, and while the audi
ence of today still comes to see and
hear, material for afterthought is al 10
required, and this imposes double duty
on both playwright and actor.
"The vital difference between the old
drama and the new is that the old
amused, while the new not only en
tertains, but also instructs.
"Drama, sprang into life in the early i
days of the Christian church at the
bidding of the monks, but It has
steadily evolved, and this In a large
measure has been due to the prpsencn
of women in the audience.
"At first woman's presence at a play
was deemed cause for Insult, even as it
la today when she asks for her right
of franchise and demands to help in
making the laws; but she has gradually
lifted the drama out of the slums of
impurity, and today has become the
dominant note in the playhouse. Wom
en write plays for her. actors seek
her approval, and no manager dares
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AT THIS TIME, when our thoughts
turn in pleasant remembrance to
those who have favored us during
1909, and by their patronage and friendly
co-operation have contributed to making
the past year one of the most successful we
have known, we take pleasure in expressing
our grateful appreciation, and wish to all a
prosperous and happy New Year.
Saturday, January 1, Our Store
Will Be Closed All Day
Change of Time
Effective Saturday, January 1, Santa Barbara local now leav
ing Los Angeles at 7:10 a. m. will leave at 6:45 a. m., reach
ing Santa Barbara ahead of train No. 19, the Shore Line Lim
ited. Train No. 7, now leaving Los Angeles for San Francisco
via Bakersfield at 9p. m., will leave at 9:30 p. m., running as
before via Porterville. Motor will leave Fernando at 7:40 a.
m., reaching Los Angeles at S :40 a. m.
Southern Pacific
Arcade Station, sth St. and CcntrarAve.
put on ■ play that he does not think
will attract her patronage.
"Robbed of Its rhetoric, the; differ- ••
ence between the old drama and ■ the ■
new is 'woman,' and it is not too much
to say that she will be held responsible
for the drama of tomorrow."
Miss Nether ole has been for years
a close student of sociological condi
tions, during which she has gradually
developed from an Individualist Into
one to whom the needs of humanity
as a unit are paramount, and it is be
cause her whole heart goes out after
those who perish body and soul in pov
erty, degradation and squalor, and
because she wished to contribute to tho
American stage one great, purposeful
play before she left it that she sought
out a dramatist and bade him prepare
"The Writing on the Wall." v ■
It was while collecting material for
this great play that Miss Nethersole' ■
completed her education as a humani
tarian, and it is because she knows
intimately the pitiful, heart-breaking
truth of the conditions which she has
tried to portray, that she Is preaching
to the world prevention instead of re- :
form of all varieties of crime and dis
She declares that it is only circum
stance and a misapprehension of vai- ■.
ues, only the accident of heredity, birth
and proper environment that makes
possible the woman of the under
world. It is because men and women
are overworked, underpaid and under
fed that they steal. Congestion and
insanitary conditions in tenements,
overcrowding In factories and mine?,
lead directly to physical and moral de
generacy. While entirely: apart from
the sentimental or ethical sides of the
question, there is a tremendous eco
nomic waste resulting from the pres
ent attitude toward the poorer classes
of those more fortunately placed.
Millions are spent yearly by the state
for the punishment of crime, and mil
lions more for the cure of disease
which, according to the Nethersole
doctrine, would accomplish far more if
expended in preventive methods, anil
this she is hoping to aid in bringing
about by her lectures and her play.
Following the program Miss Nether
sole was guest of the club at lnucheon.
A delightful feature of the occasion
was a program of Christmas ■' carols) f.'
given by young women from the vested
choir of Christ church. .
Little folders announcing the Jan
uary program of the Friday Morning.
club bear on one side the following: 1
"To our dear Madam Severance on,
her ninetieth birthday, greeting and
good wishes," and a birthday luncheon
in honor of Madam Severance will be.;
given by the club the day of the sec
ond meeting of the month.
The announcement in full follows:.
January 7—"The Dawn of Optimism,"
Rt, Rev. Margaret C. LaGrange of
Michigan. , . - !
January 12—Meeting of the book,
committee, 2:30 p. m.; club members
only. Continuation of discussion of
.Galsworthy's books. ••The Island Phar
isee" and "A Commentary" will be con
January 14—"The Great Political
Crisis In Great Britain," Mr. Cyril H.
Bretherton, M. A. B. C. :L. (Oxon).
Birthday luncheon in honor of Madam
Caroline Severance.
January 21—"The Delinquent Child,"
Dr. Walter Lindley, president board,
of trustees •" of the Whittler State
school. . -
January Meeting of the dramatic
committee, 3 p. m.; club members only.
"The Play Boy of the Western World,"
by John Ss'hge, Mrs. J. S. \ .lllely;
"Riders to .lie Sea," Mrs. Wells Smith: "'
January 28—"A Learned Lady in the
Eighteenth Century," Myra Reynolds,
Ph. D., associate professor of English
literature University of Chicago.

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