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' 207-09-11 SOUTH BROADWAY Verdugo Canyon Tract FLORAL PAGEANT WILL TAKE PLACE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES DIREC- TORS ACT PARK EVENTS APE POSTPONED ONE WEEK Rai.-i or Shine Morning Event Will Be Given — Aeroplane Flight De. cided Upon as Coming Attraction [Special to Tho Hcauld.J 1 ASADENA, Dec. 31.—Rain or shine, so the directors of the Tournament of Unset; have decided, the great floral I pageant 1 shall be held on New Year's ' day. This was decided upon at a meet ■■" lii£T of the directors held this evening. H The park events, however, have been V postponed until Saturday, January 8. . \This postponement was absolutely nec- v ts.sary 'as part of the now half-mile tra/k v,as undermined by the rain and &}' jf the track, which cost about $5000 ■ .to build, was left in bad shape. It is 'I safe to say that the damage done at If Tournament park will run well over 1000. .V ■■:-, ::■ In order to attract the crowd to the park on January 8 it has been decided to add Uto the program a night by aeroplane, and the directors are going to guarantee one such flight on that date. . At a cost of $100 one of- the fly ing machines was brought to Pasadena this afternoon and work of preparing lor the (light will be commenced Mon day. It is probable that the Out West club'feature may have to be curtailed, but it jls thought that the aeroplane night, -, which - will practically be the first in Southern California, will more thajj offset any other loss the program may' sustain by the delay. " Postponement Discussed . * The question of postponing the Tournament of Roses bodily for one week ' was debated by the directors off and ion all ■ day. There was a formal meeting from 2 until 3:30 o'clock in ;;' the | afternoon after which it was an iiounced that the whole affair, parade I and track . events, , would go over one I week. No sooner had' this been an- I nounced ' than it stopped raining and I the directors decided to hold another I meeting at 8 o'clock In the evening to I again consider the matter. At this I evening i meeting all but three of the I directors were present and after a con- I siderable'. 1 debate ■It was unanimously I voted to go ahead with the parade and ■ postpone the park events. . ' .-:■■■ ?, George Frost, in charge of the ticket ■ sales for the park, was instructed not ■to refund money on tickets already ■sold unless, in his judgment such a Rcourse seemed advisable. He will how ■ever, probably refund where people Hshow that they cannot attend on Jan ■uary 8.;: This point was the moat keen- By argued of all, but the Tournament, ■which»is now ■ without surplus funds, Bar the first time in years, having spent H.be money on the park, will have a jßiard time financially and it was ■teemed necessary to hold every dollar ■Sossible. '... mm ' Rain Guarantee Fund ■ ," I There Is, of course, the regulation iSainy day guarantee . fund, but it is Hlu' desire to make this touch as light ■ possible as the men who are down Hipon it are also the greatest losers be- Hause of the rain. Such a guarantee Hind lias been secured every year for Hie past dozen years or so and it is Bie - proud boasts that never to date Has it : been '■ necessary to call upon Mich vscriptions for financial aid. ■h';, TvJi'tU'.this year is said to aggre flUte' about 38000. 'Jißjfhere aretthis evening about ninety .' ■tries in tn"* parade, and most of those Banning flo^'ja and other features state Hat they wil Vnarch or drive tomorrow, ; Hen if it rails. The Seventh regi- Hent, however, has withdrawn, and T~l HE picturesque Verdugo Canyon, one mile from Glendale. Lots one-half to three acres, rolling ground, liveoaks, I sycamore trees, running water and parks, the most beautiful sp>t in Los Ange !es County for suburban homes. See it and you will be convince J. Arrangements can be made at the office. Jno. A. Pirtle Phone A.7191 146 S. Spring St. some of the other marching clubs are also expected to fall out. The floats will all be in, if present indications count for anything, and they are the really novel feature. One of the big problems will be to move the parade on time. It should start about 10:30 o'clock, but the rain has put all the decorators behind in their work. Many of them are work ing tonight between showers, and Pas adena is certainly responding bravoly to the tax upon its energies. Millions of Blooms Literally millions of blooms have been cut for the decorations, and the work of attaching them to framework on automobiles and other vehicles Is simply enormous. On one float over 35,000 violets are being used, while on the high school exhibit, there being no red carnations obtainable, the boys and girls are dipping white flowers in col oring matter. As there are needed thousands of the colored blooms, some idea is easily obtained of the work necessary to produce the desired effect. The rain for the present storm has far passed the three-inch mark, and the season's record for Pasadena is over 11 inches. Tonight men and women are working upon floats which are being decorated outside of shelter, running back and forth in the rain, drenched to the skin. Cheering words are being received at the tournament headquarters, one of the most appre ciated messages coming from the Los Angeles chamber of commerce. This message was to the effect that the en try of the chamber of commerce would be on hand, rain or no rain, with the directors ready to take their chances in the storm. As yet less than half a dozen entries have announced their in tention to withdraw from the pageant, and it is thought that if it clears at all the parade will be given practically as completely as though thei-e had been no rain at all. When It Rained Before New Year's day will be the twenty first upon which a Tournament of Roses has been given. In all those years it has never rained to amount to anything but once, and even the parade was handled in the afternoon between Bhowers. On that unhappy day the hour of starting was post poned from hour to hour until a lull came in the storm, and then it was quickly started. A great crowd wit nessed the pageant that year, in spite of the fact that the parade was not over before it commenced to rain hard again. Two years ago it rained until 5 o'clock of Tournament day and then it cleared and the parade was given before over 100,000 people. President George P. Cary of the Tournament of Hoses association said tonight that no matter if it had stopped raining at noon today the park program would have had to be aban doned becauso of the condition of the track. He believes that with a dry week the track can be put in such shape that record time can be made in the chariot races between Levengood's four and the four of R. L. English. Aeroplane Will Attract All of the directors of the associa tion state that they believe the added attraction of the aeroplane flight will bring in enough people to fill tha park, and if it does there will be funds and plenty in the tournament treasury to pay all the bills and leave something besides. Everything which can be done to save is being brought Into play, and while there will be no cur tailing of the elaborateness of the pa geant, many little Items will be cut to save money and help make the event a financial as well as artistic success. The band concert, for example, which was to have been given in the after noon in a downtown park, will be cut out and only one band instead of two will be used at the park. Probably all those who have entered in the [ti rade will be content with smaller prizes than the lavishly generous ones usually given. One of the nice features of the affair Is the co-operation which has been ex tended from ne.arhy places. Offers of Sowara, fern* and smilax have been freely made, and those who had planned to buy (lowers will Instead find an ample supply at their disposal for nothing. LOS ANGELES HERALD SATURDAY MORNING. JANUARY 1, 1910. MERRY CROWDS EXTEND HANDS TO YEAR 1910 PASSING OF TIME MARKED BY GAY SCENES CAFES, STREETS AND THEATERS ARE CROWDED Observances of Season Manifest in the Downtown Districts, Where Noise and Gayety Reign Supreme ******************* * v. <• * A torrent of rain marked the * * dying of the old year in Los An- ♦ * geles. Great inconvenience was * * caused to late pedestrians, and in * * many instances street car traffic * * was interfered with. Portions of * * the downtown streets flowed ver- * ♦itable rivers, and in making their ♦ * way to the cars the late celebra- * * tors were in many instances com- * * pelled to wade into water far * 4* over their shoe tops. * * ********** ******** HAPPY NEW TEAR. To the music of clinking glasses, tooting horns and lusty cheers the swan song of 1909 and the welcoming anthem of 1910 were sung by Angelenos. Despite the rain tho cafes were Jammed, and the streets were alive with people until well into the "wee sma" hours. As early as 9 o'clock the streets be gan to swarm with people, llain, blowing from half a dozen directions at the same time, did not seem to dampen tho urdor of the merrymakers. Up and down the streets the crowds surged, splashing through, puddles, tacking in the wind to keep at least a portion of their clothing dry. By 11 o'clock those who had planned to bid 1909 farewell in a truly vociferous style refused longer to be denied the pleas ure of New Year's eve by Jupiter Plu vius. Umbrellas were lowered and the elements were defied. Evry cafe in Los Angeles was filled to suffocation. The theaters, too, were popular, for when the playhouses dis missed their audiences every auto, taxicab and carriage which could be hired was seen making rapid progress from the theaters toward the cafes. The Alexandria hotel had the most pretentious celebration of all. Father Time, with scythe in hand, bent and old with his weight of years, passed through the Mission grill just as the clock began to chime the last hour of 1909. By the time he had finished his progress, and the lights had all been dimmed, the new year was born. In stantly the room was flashing electric signs on which were the figures 1910. In another Instant a huge ball opened and from the center stepped a little Cupid, the embodiment of the New Tear. Majestic Actors Feted At Levy's, Ben Welch, W. H. Thompson and "The Two Bobs" from the Orpheum gave a dinner party for twelve in honor of Austin and Bailey of the Majestic theater. All the 'guests appeared in their stage costumes, and after making merry at the tables, led in the entertainment of the night. Society was out in force for the big assembly at Bosley and Goldberg's academy, Sixteenth and Flower streets. About 275 were present to dance tho old year out and the new one in. Early in the evening a squad of po licemen was sent out from headquar ters to stop the sale of horns and other New Year's noise and funmukers, because most of the salesmen were without permits. However, hundreds of horns had already been sold and the noise was just as effective as though no attempt to stop it had been made by the police department. Gay parties of men and women In evening dress and faultless gowns vied with the festive urchins and the rabble in the production of sheer noise.^, With the closing of the theaters it seemed the streets- protested against the swell ing crowds, but the mass merely be came a tritie more compact All seats at the theaters were sold days ago, and many a person who had intended spending the last few hours of the old year in the theater and who waited until the last moment in which to buy tickets was disappointed. There was not a cafe of prominenco in the city the entire seating capacity of which had not been reserved by "watch parties" numbering from three and four up to a dozon, comprising, in many cases, little knots of stylishly gowned members of the fair sex. Spe cial decorations, embodying widely va-'ied conceits, had been employed to beautify the tables and to lend a holi day air for the benefit of the happy revelers. Hotels Are Crowded The principal hotels of the city were crowded to their capacity with out of town guests. Hundreds of these ar rived from San Joaquin valley and coast line points, the Santa Maria and Arroyo Grande valleys, from Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, contributing liberally to the hotel reg- S Slbbalu, chief clerk at the Alex andria hotel, stated last night that this year's business, compared with that oi" last, was much in advance of the latter and that, considering the general tendency of hotel fjatronago to remain at home during the Christmas holidays, ho was astonished at the splendid patronage his house was an joying at this particular season of the year. "Our guests tonight comprise mostly persons from the coast and val ley point 3of the state, the southwest and Mexico," said Mr. Sibbald. "They are here presumably to celebrate the birth of the New year in tho oafei of the city." "The sudden increase of our business within the last two days indicates an (Continued on Pass 11). HARRIS SAYS HE WILL NOT PLEAD GUILTY HINTS AT MYSTERY IN CON- NECTION WITH CASE GIVES EVASIVE REPLIES TO DIRECT QUESTIONS Prisoner Declares at County Jail He Will Ask for Probation if Con. victed on Robbery Charge H LESLIE HARRIS sat in the spacious, steel-barrr:d visitors' • room at the county jail yes terday and for the first time since his arrest December 19 talked freely con e lining his present troubles— freely up to a certain point, and that point was reached when he was asked If he was the man who robbed the store of Don H. McFarland. His response to this question was vague, but his words left no other inference in ' ".e questioner's mind than an affirmation of the im plied accusation. "I will say this much," said Harris, after a moment of hesitation, "I am not a thief." "If you took the money, did you take it in the belief that you were en titled to it?" was the next question. "That would be revealing my de fOoae," was the replr. There is no intention on Harris' part to plead guilty to the charge of rob bery, according to his statement yes terday. Two links are missing in the defense he will put up in the criminal court. When these links are supplied he will be ready for trial. And this trial, he added, will prove conclusively to everybody that he is not a criminal ;incl that even a suspicion of wrong in tent cannot be directed toward him. Harris was taken to the county Jail from the police station Thursday aft ernoon and said the change was a wel come one. His appearance bore out this statement. He had just passed through the hands of the jail barber, and as ho sat In a comfortable chair and puffed at a cigar he looked the verj antithesis of a man dissatisfied with his surro-ndings. County Jail Better "It is so different." he said. "Do you know, I did not take off these clothes while I was in the city jail. This place is a paradise when compared to that filth-breeding institution and while I was there I could not but won der why the health inspectors—if such are in existence—do not turn their at tention in that direction." "Look at that," he added as he pulled up a coat sleeve, revealing sev eral red blotches. "Fleas." Harris said he ate one meal a day while in the city jail and passed his time during the day in pacing back and forth in his cell and at night try ing to catch rats with a string. "I walked from one end of my cell to the other and back again 18,000 times at a stretch," he said. "I counted it. I figured out the number of miles In that trip, but I have forgotten the total." Then he laughed with the laugh of a man who has passed through a dis agreeable experience and emerged un harmed. "I was thinking of the rats," he said, explaining his mirth. "Somewhere in that cell I found a piece of string and for hours I sat near a ventilating pipe and held the looped cord over the mouth." 'Did you catch any?" "No," he replied; "they appeared to be too well trained." Harris said he expected to have bonds furnished for his release within twenty four or forty-eight hours, adding that he could easily find bondsmen who would be willing to aid him in obtain ing his release even if the sum were many times over $3000, the sum fixed by the police judge. Then Harris got down to the serious aspect of his position, discussing his case In a haphazard manner as tho various Incidents since the robbery came to his mind. Stories Not True "Much has been said in the news papers and in conversations about this case, which, owing to many things, is somewhat sensational and has been made somewhat more so. Many of these published assertions of which I have heard—because I have not seen a newspaper since my arrest until today — are without any foundation and are likely to do injury to me when my case is taken into court. My business and social reputations are blasted, and no body can tell me that little things will nut influence the minds of persona who may be called as jurors for my trial. "First, there Is the report that my former father-in-law paid $5000 to get me out of trouble some time ago, and that he satisfied $375 in debts against me as the result of issuing bad checks. That is not true. He never put up a five-cent piece on my account, and the $375 was paid by my mother." It is on his mother's account, said Harris, that his present position causes him the greatest grief, and in this con nection he spoke of the death of his brother, Lamar Harris, who shot and killed himself after attempting to rob a bank in Morgan Park, 111., several months ago. "There is no doubt In my mind but that my brother was insane at the time," said Harris. "Any other ex planation for his act would be ridicu lous." Gave Wife Jewelry •'I was also accused of stealing my wife's jewelry," he said, returning to his complaint concerning statements made about him after his arrest. "Mrs. Harris had only one piece of jewelry that I had not given to her. I gave her many articles of this kind, and I never took them back." Harris did not testify in his own be half at the preliminary examination in police court, and speaking of the testi mony of others at that hearing, he '■Witnesses testified I blurted out when I was arrested that 'I did not do that job,' before I was even accused. That testimony is not true. "When the policeman grasped me and I learned McFarland's Rtore had been robbed r told McFarland he was making a mistake and he replied, 'lnat may be so. but It looks bad.' I also told McFarland he would recret hav ing me arrested, and the trial will prove that I am right. Bonds will be H' Our Wish *^%**^jTWN[ay the Year 1910 2 \ Bring You Happiness —and prosperity and success. —The year 1909 was the most successful twelve months in the history of this store —and plans . are now under way to make Bullock's even more helpful to you in the year to come. The store will remain closed today. —Commencing Monday, January 3—the first business day of 1910—this store will close at 5:30 p. m. * CLERK SUCCUMBS TO DEATH IN LAVATORY YOUNG MAN ATTACKED BY • HEART DISEASE Associates Say Victim Had Complained During Day of Feeling 111 and Dizzy — Coroner Will Hold Autopsy While other clerks were working In an adjoining room within several feet of him, Charles W. Coffelt, 35 years old, a clerk employed by J. H. Daniel, proprietor of a grocery store at 632 West Seventh street, dropped dead, presumably of heart disease, in the lavatory in the rear of the store short ly after 7 o'clock last night. Coffelt, who was hired by Daniel sev eral days ago to take stock, com plained of not feeling well at noon yesterday. He told one of the clerks he frequently had dizzy spells and feared he was going to be ill. Coffelt left the store about 1 o'clock and went to a nearby restaurant and obtained a cup of tea. Later Coffelt returned to his work and was busy until 7 o'clock. A tew minutes after 7 o'cbyll the unfortu nate man was weighing a orate of cab bage. That was the last time he was seen alive. About 7:30 o'clock Clarence J. DeMore, one of the clerks, entered the lavatory and found Coffelt lying on the floor in a cramped position. He examined the body and found 4life ex tinct. The police were notified and after detectives made an investigation and found there wore no indications of violence the body was removed to the undertaking establishment of Bresee Brothers, whore the coroner will huve an autopsy performed In order to de termine the exact cause of death. NORTHERN ATTORNEY IS HELD PENDING ADVICE Husband of Magazine Writer Sen. tenced for Non.Payment of Auto Bill Is in Jail Charles J. Newman, husband of the woman sentenced by a San Francisco police judge to sixty days' imprison ment for nonpayment of an auto gar age bill and who surrendered himself to the Los Angeles police Thursday with the request that they notify the northern authorities of his w lu-iv abouts, is held in the city jail on the order of a telegram received yester day from San Francisco requesting that they hold Newman until they can learn if he is wanted on any charge there. Newman's wife is a magazine writer and is known to the literary world as Elizabeth Murray. It is said she has applied for her liberty through habeas corpus proceedings. Reception for Lauder Arrangements have been made by the Caledonian club of this city to at tend the opening Of Harry Laude^s engagement at the Auditorium theater on Friday, January U. This will be the first time that Lauder will Have been Men this side of Kansas City. His engagement here will be for two night and two matinee performances. Five hundred members of the club are ex pected to be present. After the show Mr. Lauder will be the guest of the club at a reception in his honor. It has not been decided just where this reception will be held. furnished for my release, but. l will lie hero for tlie trim with several bells r Polkfe Captain Dixon, he added, would be released from his promise not to reveal what was said to him by Harris in the conference at the police station the day after the arrest. "My defense," said Harris, "has two links mlßilng, but I expect to sum [V them in a short time, and when I do I will be ready for trial. These links will be supplied partly from Los An geles, partly from outside this city." Harris' only uncertainty as to the outcome of his rase wai evinced when, in reply to a question whether or not he had any intention of pleading guilty and applying for probation, he replied: "I may ask for probation, but it will bo after I am found guilty; by a., jury." LOCAL SPEAKERS OF NOTE WILL ADDRESS MEETING To commemorate the success of the year just closed, and to *tiope that a continuance of prosperous conditions will prevail throughout the year just opened is the purpose of the meeting which will be held in Temple auditor ium tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Many local speakers of note are sched uled to deliver addresses, and music and singing of patriotic songs will also have a place on the program. No ad dress of over ten minutes is antici pated, and R. D. Richards, the presid ing officer, is confident that the meet ing will be a success. The small matter of finances which stood in the way of the meeting was bridged over by the following, who all contributed liberally: Wesley Clark, R. T. Earl, Stoddard Jess, W. S. Bartlett, H Jevne, Arthur Letts, M. H. New mark, M. S. Hellman, A. Chaffee, G. Wright, Sherman Pease, Hamburger Bros., C. S. Glass, R. D. Richards, A. 3 Wallace, George I. Cochran, Warren Gillelen, R. W. Kenny, W. W. Beckett and A. K. Pomeroy. HOLLYWOOD WANTED BY GREATER CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HEAD FAVORS ANNEXATION Declares That Suburb Is Desirable in Every Way, and Urges Voters to Help at the Polls Willis H. Booth, president of the Los Angeles chamber of commerce, is advocating the annexation of Holly wood at the election to be held Jan uary 24 on the ground that Hollywood is the most desirable community that Los Angeles hsis had the opportunity of incorporating within her city boun daries. In speaking yesterday of the pro posed annexation and the advantages to be obtained by consolidation, Mr. Booth said: "I certainly am heartily in favor or receiving Hollywood into Greater Los Angeles, and I hope that all who have the interest of this city at heart will take the trouble to go to the polls on January 24 and vote for consolidation. "Hollywood is a self-supporting-, highly improved community. The value of her municipal improvements is far above a million dollar* ami ;is a residence section Hollywood has no superiors. "I understand that Hollywood, al most to a mail, is in favor of voting the bonds for harbor Improvement and aqueduct power development, anil by coming into the city before the date of the bond election she shows her deilre to participate in the ex pense as well as In the benefits of the big improvements contemplated for Los Angeles. "I cannot express too strongly my support of annexation and believe that in the addition of Hollywood our city is welcoming a community and a cit izenship that will make for the glory and fame of Los Angeles for all time to come." To Hold Memorial Services Memorial services will be held at the Y. M. C. A. building at 2:30 o'clock to morrow afternoon for Harold Beal. a member of the association who died last week. Mr. Beal was an active member of the association for a num ber of years and was the organizer of the famous, association quartet.- He was an alumnus of Albion college, Michigan, and a member of the Alpha Tan Omega fraternity. D. E. Luther will preside at the memorial services. Addresses will be made by C. F. Quil lion and J. X.. Graham. E. H. Emmet will lead in prayer. Plans Elaborate Annual Ball Orange drove lodge No. 97 of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Stremen and Ensinemen has made elaborate plans for its seventeenth annual ball, to be given tonight at Goldberg-Hosley assembly rooms. Sixteenth ud Flower streets. It will l>o an Invitation af fair and tree to ail who attend. The use will be about $1000, to b« l'ani by the lodge. Officials of the Southern I'acitlc Railroad company will be guests- of honor. Classified Ad. Section WEATHERMAN FORCED TO SEEK SECLUSION ONLY RANCHERS HAVE GOOD WORD FOR HIM Downpour Which Means Millions to Fruit and Vegetable Growers Mars New Year's Day Celebrations Weather Forecaster Wollabcr closed his desk late yesterday afternoon with ;i slam which jarred the office and rat tled the windows. "I know it's too bad," said he, "and I'm sorry that New Year's day is going to be spoiled by an all-day rain, but I can't help it. If I could I would." Then, as the telephone beat an ac companying tattoo to the rain drops on the window pans, Wollaber fur tively passed out into the hall to hail the first elevator. On the way down, however, Wolla ber said that the storm was just what was needed by the ranchers and that it covered the entire Pacific coast, the northern Rocky mountain region and portions of the Missouri and Missls sipp valleys. The downpour, beginning early Thursday evening, continued all day Friday, with small hope of clear skies before Sunday. Yesterday was a typi cal Los Angeles rainy day. Small riv ers flowed through many of the prin clpal streets and in places on Seventh street improvised bridges were neces sary. Every person who was obliged to he out at night either hurried along under the lee of the tall buildings or stood beneath a protecting awning. For the Hist time in several years, Pasadena's tournament of roses, the one event of which the easterner hears more than of all other Southern California fixture attracting com bined, probably will be marred. There* is small comfort in wading ankle deep through puddles even to witness the famous floral parade, and Wollaber holds out not the slightest ray of hope. But among the orange ranchers and vegetable growers—at least among those who did not contemplate an ex cursion to the Crown city—there Is great rejoicing. To them the down pour means millions of dollars. Truck gardeners say that the rain, could not have come more opportune ly, as they will not have to pick their vegetables until Monday. The rain fall for this year has been one of the heaviest of the past thirty years— 7.Bo inches having fallen to date. SANTA BARBARA WOMAN CAUSES SCENE ON TRAIN Husband by Mistake Gets Off at River station and Wife Becomes Hysterical Mr. and Mrs. Franco Filleroco, who left Santa Barbara yesterday morning: for Italy, became separated upon reach ins Los Angeles, and this gave rise to quite a sceno on the train. As a result of sumo misunderstand ing Pilleroco left the train at River station, and it was not until the train was in motion that this was discovered. by his wife. Being unused to city ways she became possessed with the Idea that an accident had befallen him, and it was her impulse to Jump off the. train. Bba was interfered with in this by the trainmen, whereupon she be came hysterical, and it was Impossible to make her understand just what the situation was. It became necessary to use force in order to keep the woman from lfcaving the train, and by the time the tr^in reached the depot she was so weali from her nervous efforts that ghe hadlto be assisted to the waiting room. \ The huteband did the sensible thing upon learning of his mistake, and hur ried to the\ depot, and the couple was again reunited, and resumed the jour ney eaatwakd. FiremeVi Hold Annual Ball SAN PEDkO. Dec 31.—The mas querade ball kiven by the San Pedro fire department was largely attended this evening, tfie annual event being held this year in the biK Fifth street auditorium. A\ long list of prizes were Kiven away\ti> the best sustained character, the most popular couple, the best dressed gentleman and lad»; and various other*.