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LIFESAVERS NEED OF OUTFIT VENICE CORPS IS POORLY EQUIPPED SHOULD HAVE MOTOR BOAT AND ACCESSORIES Adolph Toenjes, Hero of San Gabriel Flood, Is Laid Up as Result of Daring Rescue Work VENICE, Jan. S.—Tardy, but never theless hearty, appreciation by the public of their heroic services h'-is resulted In greatly brightening tho ."Writs of members of tho Venice vol unteer life saving corps. The agita tion being made to procure the neces sary funds to furnish tho corps with modern life-saving apparatus of the most Improved typo is watched by the boys with deep interest. Hope is ex pressed on all hands that the agitation may result in beneiit to the crew In a very substantial nature. The recent exploit of the Venice life savers in rescuing four persons from their dangerous predicament in their little home surrounded by the flood waters of San Gabriel river In Los Nietos valley has attracted more at tention than ever before to the self- Bacriflcing work of tho young men composing the Venice volunteer corps. This most recent performance of the boys was the climax to a series of ac tivities in life saving extending over three years that probably equals the record of any similar organization In the United States. It Is gratifying in deed, declare members of the corps, to see that the great mass of people di rectly and indirectly affected by their work on the beach, have come to realize the importance of the life savers to this community. , At a, meeting a few weeks ago the members of the life saving corps re ' organized, shedding the name of "United States Volunteer" and adopt ing the name "Venice Volunteer" corps. The boys had been Induced to associate themselves with the govern ment volunteer service with the prom ise of flnancia' support, but the sup port never materialized. Funds for the maintenance of the .ife saving work are provided by citizens of the beaches —practically the various civic organ izations and women's clubs. Fre quently entertainments are held by the latter, at which small sums are re allzi for the ,orps. None of the mem bers receives a cent for his work, but engages. in It purely from a heroic spirit and a. desire to aid humanity in distress. Each member of the crew, is em ployed in or around Venice, and when ever the life saving alarm is given, drops his work and hastens quickly to s the station at the end of the Venice pier. One case is recorded where a member lost thia position for respond ing to an alarm, but fortunately such ■ instances are rare. By a recent ar rangement with the Los Angeles Pa cific railway, brought about through the agency of. President Fred K. Mc- Carver of the Venice chamber.of com merce, the railway company agrees to haul the life boat and paraphernalia of the corps to any point on Its lines In ease of an emergency free of cost and furnish a special car for the purpose. By this means the field of the life savers Is expanded to take in the beach northward to the long wharf and southward to Redondo-Beach. Tom Wilae Is captain of the corps, •with his brother, George Wilde, second lieutenant, and Adolph Toenjea second lieutenant. John Molitor Is quarter master. The following are members of the corps, being ranked as surfmen, shoremen and boatmen: George Mc- Manus, Alex Gray, Dan I£nl , Stanley Tawasend, David Moreno, Albert Rom ero, Marcus Lee, Henry Toenjes, Harry Kouck, John Makin, r*. Yarnell and Clifford Bowes, mascot. An exec utive committee, which directs the ac tions of the life savers in time of need. is composed of Capt. P. Grant, Capt. W. King, G. L. Anderson and George Hubbard. The equipment of the life saving corps is very inadequate, in the opinion of those familiar with the operation of life saving stations on the Atlantic coast and Great Lakes. An eigrhteen fOOt, four-oared life boat Is the only craft available when the boys are com jiell 1 to make v trip beyond the surf. A small number of corl; jackets and life buoys, with line, make up the balance of the paraphernalia. A motor life boat, unsinkablo and capable of great ipeed, such a type as that in use at government life saving stations, is greatly desired by the Ven ice corps to place it in position to lender quicker aid to drowning per sons. In addition to this a long list of life saving accessories would have to be provided for the corps before It could be considered firmly established. Adolph Toenjes. who "with George McManus, braved the torrential writers of San Gabriel last Sunday, was in jured in the right log by becoming en tangled in a barbed-wire fence. Little attertion was paid to the injury at flrrt, but it hi.s since developed a pos sibility of blood poisoning, according to the attending physician. Toenjes is now practically laid up as a result of his volunteer life saving work. COLLEGE DAYS RECALLED AT FRATERNITY BANQUET Sixty Members of the Beta Theta Pi Gather in Annual Session at Hotel Westminster Member! of the alumni chapter of the national college fraternity, Reta Theta PI. were carried back to their college days last night when the an nual banquet of the chapter was held at the Westminster hotel. Many col leges were represented around the fes tive board, the college songs and yells hell ed to renew the spirit of younger days. J. B. Lippineott, Kansas '87, acted us toastmanter. Judge H. C. Oooding. who was graduated from Indiana in '59, gave a toast on "The Olden Days." Others who responded to toasts were H. S. Van Dyke, California '93; K. S. Riley, Chicago '05, and Harry Beard, Stanford chapter, '10. Sixtj* members ■were present. Silent Now sin—Yon used to talk eight lan nuag-'a, 1 remember. He—Yes; before I was married.— Yonkers Statesman. Los Angeles Sunday Herald Venice Lifesavers Who Rescued Four Persons Sunday, in Action at Beach ■ *' *■ -M .""' ~^w» *******^L?!"'"""**rc*11"^! 1 ■■ ■* ■ ■I S MAKES FIRST ARREST FOR SMOKING ON CAR Former Patrolman, Alleged to Have Puffed Cigar in Front Section of "Electric," Refuses to Desist When Ordered The first arrest made since the re cent passage of a city ordinance pro hibiting smoking on the front plat form of an electric car was recorded last night when Thomas M. Krlstovlch, a former patrolman, at present pro prietor of a restaurant at 835 East Fifth street, was booked at police headquarters and released on $5 ball to appear for trial Monday morning. Krlstovlch, it Is said, was riding on a Central avenue car, puffing a ci gar on tho front section which was occupied by a number of women. Pa trolman Ora H. May requested the man to cease smoking, telling him It was a violation of the new city ordi nance. Kristovich is said to have an swered that he was a former patrol man, understood the laws, and con tinued to smoke. DEPUTY SHERIFF SHOOTS QUARRY AFTER LONG CHASE Dying Man at Martinez May Prove to Be "Drug Store Bandit" Wanted in San Francisco MARTINEZ, Cal., Jan. B.—R. H. Veale, son of Sheriff Veale and a dep uty in his office, shot and probably fatally wounded a man who gives the nairte of Thomas O'Neil, this morning, but who is believed to be the much sought after "drug store holdup" man in San Francisco. The shooting followed a race through the streets and a chase over a moving freight train by Veale after three men who were selling fake jewelry in the city. The other prisoners gave their names as P. J. Smith and George Wagner, but refused to tell where they lived. The only reason they gave for running from the officers was they feared that jail sentences would follow their peddling in the city without a license. O'Neil may die. GRIP AGAIN CUTS WIDE ' SWATH IN NEW YORK CITY George J. Gould Victim of Prevailing Epidemic, but Is Not Seri ously 111 NEW YORK, Jan. B.—Grip is again epidemic in New York, bringing in Its train an increased death rate. The mortality per 1000 has jumped to 17.85 against 15.08 for the preceding period a year ago. George J. Gould, whose robust con stitution has long been the envy of the big men in Wall street, Is one of the sufferers from the prevalent mala 'y. His illness is not believed to be serious, however, and it is expected that he will be at his desk early next week. MAY LOSE YERKES TREASURES NEW YORK, Jan. B.—The Yerkes art treasures, composing one of the largest private collections in the world, will be lost to the people of New York if some philanthropist does not come forward to prevent them falling under the auc tioneer's hammer. Unless the collec tion is bought by private dealers, the entire lot of paintings, tapestries and rugs probably will be sold in March. SHAH RETAINS TITLE ODESSA, Saturday, Dec. 25.—An im perial rescript is published here giving to the deposed shah of Persia titles of "shah" and "majesty" in Rusßia. The rescript relieves of embarrassment of ficials and newspapers who did not know by what title he was to be ad dreued. The former shah takes a fceaa Interest In western life and customs and is daily Been in the streets of Odessa. 'Occidental Park announcement is on page 6, part 4. Don't miss it. SUNDAY MORNING, JAMJARY 9, 1910 COUNT WITTE BECOMES UNPOPULAR WITH CZAR Emperor Nicholas Orders Street Bear. ing Public Man's Name to Be Called "Peter the Great" ST. PETERSBURG, Saturday, Dec. 25.—1t is officially announced the em peror has canceled the name of Wltte, recently given to one of the important avenues by the city council, and has ordered it to be renamed "'l*e Street of Peter the Great." This public mark of imperial dis favor has convinced friends of Count Witte there is no chance of his play ing an important role in public life under present conditions. He probably will accept the post of president of the council of a new bank to be formed by the consolidation of the Russo- Chinese and Northern banks, two im portant financial institutions. CLERGYMAN RESIGNS TO PERFORM MENIAL WORK Former Assistant Pastor of Aristo. cratic Church Amazes Parishion. ers by Unusual Conduct ST. LOUIS, Jan. B.—Rev. Walter E. Evans, Princeton graduate 'and until recently assistant pastor of the Sec ond Presbyterian church, one of the city's aristocratic parishes, unex pectedly resigned a month ago and disappeared from public view. Yesterday he was found at work in a factory, wearing overalls and oc cupying a laenial job. His friends and former parishioners were amazed when they heard of his employment, but he refused to make any statement, further than he liked the work and did not intend to return to the ministry. RAILWAY COMPANY FINED FOR NOT CUTTING WEEDS Long Island Road Fails to Comply with Law Requiring Right of Way Cleaned Twice Yearly NEW YORK, Jan. S.—For failing to out the weeds, brush and grass along the company's right of way in Smith town, L. 1., a jury in the Suffolk county superior court has rendered a verdict of $3200 against the Long Island rail road. The damages asked were $73,000, covering two years of neglect on the company's part. The suit is the first to be brought under the forest, fish and game laws of this state, enacted in 1900, requiring railroad companies to clear their right of way at least twice a year. The rail road company will appeal the case OPPOSES SPRING VALLEY BUY SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. B.—By a vote of 95 to 17 the' San Francisco Labor council this morning decided to oppose the acquisition of the'plant of the Spring- Valley Water company by the city. Mayor McCarthy opposed the Spring Valley bonds on the same grounds that he hud urged before the Building Trades council. TO ESTABLISH MUSEUM AUBURN', Cal Jan. B.—Dr. J. \V. Haivver, a well known geologist, has suggested to the city trustees here the advisability of establishing a Placer county museum in the Carnegie library building. He points out the. need of prompt action to save historical speci mens in which this county Is so rich. The trustees are favorable. PARENTS SENT TO PRISON OROVILLE, Cal., Jan. B.—Fred Trieit and his wife, Sadie Triest, with their 17-weeks-old girl, appeared in court yesterday ami wer« sentenced for forgery. Triest got five years in San Quentin. while his wife was sen tenced to one year, but put on proba tion and given the custody of the child. Tin y pleaded Kui'ty. Once More Church—And you say you found Phil adelphia fast? Gotham —Yes, fast asleep!—Yonkers Statesman. FATALLY INJURED IN QUEST OF REVENGE Man in Denver Attempts to Punish His Wife—Starts Six Riots, and Finally le Shot DENVER, Colo., Jan. 28.—Frederick Goebol, a packer employed in a whole sale dry goods house, was shot and probably fatally wounded early this morning while attempting to break into his wife's apartmonts to punish her for having instituted divorce proceedings against him. The Goebels came to Denver more than a year ago from California, where they were married two years ago. Recently Mrs. Goebel brought suit for divorce against her husband-, al leging extreme cruelty. From 4:30 yesterday afternoon until an early hour this morning no fewer than six small riots were quelled by the police at the Goebel residence on Wel ton street resulting from the efforts of Goebel to break into his wife's rooms and wreak vengeance on her. During the afternoon he met her on the street and nearly choked her to death. Later he again attacked her in a physician's office. Guards were sta tioned around the Goebel home and Goebel was driven oft a number of times. Finally he eluded the guards, lowered liimself to the basement, kicked down one door and was trying to break iown another when he was surrounded. Throwing one guard asido, lie run, pur sued by police, who tired at him, and later he was found in a doorway with a bullet hole through his body. At the county hospital It was said Goebol would not live through the day. CONVICTED BANKER'S AFFAIRS TO BE CLOSED John R. Walsh to Sign Contract in Settlement with Chicago Institutions CHICAGO, Jan. S.—The final move in the settlement between John K. Walsh and the Chicago clearing: house banks, probably will be taken today or Monday. Kdward O. Ritshcr, Walsh"s counsel, announced yesterday that the contract Walsh is to sign is being drawn up, and" the convicted banker's signature probably will be affixed to it not later than Monday. The decision of the United States su preme court on Walsh's petition for certtorari is likely to be handed down about tho same time. It' the decisiov is against Walsh the court of appeals is expected to hand its mandate over to the district court without delay. The official action to follow is the issuance of a captai by the district court clerk, and on this and on the au thority of the mandate, Walsh will bo taken to the federal prison at Leaven worth, Kas. STORM RELEASES OIL WHICH LATER FLOWS INTO WATER SUPPLY AUBURN, Cal.i Jan. B.—Blown from a his pit by storms, 1000 gallons of oil that had been stored by railroad con tractors near Clipper Chip entered a canal of the South Tuba Water com pany and later was pumped Into a trig reservoir In this rity from which the ienta draw their iupply for house hold purposes. The mystery could not bo explained at liist and water con sumers voiced deep indignation. In vestigation by the company finally dis closed the cause of the trouble, and ■tepi were at once, taken to correct the same. CRUISER STARTS FOR JAPAN VALLEJO, fill., Jan, B.—The United States cruiser New Orleans left the Mare Island navy yard today on her way to Yokohama. She will stop at Sun Francisco to adjust her compasses and take on stores. REBEKAH SECRETARY DIES VALI.EJO, CiU.. Jan. H.— Mrs. Olive Hodgkinson, 68 years of age, died here today. Mrs. Hodgkinson for the last twenty years was secretary of Myrtlo Rebekuh lodge of the I. O. O. b\ HOLDS HIGHEST SERMON RECORD REV. A. C. SMITHER FILLS PUL PIT TWENTY YEARS NUMEROUS DISCOURSES GIVEN IN ONE CHURCH Pastor of First Christian Congregation Will Have Preached Fifteen Hundred Times to Flock This Morning Rev. A. Ci Smither, pastor of the First Christian church, will preach the fifteen hundredth sermon in his church at the service this morning, which will make a record seldom attained by a pastor in one charge. In the evening Rev. Mr. Smither will speak on "How to Get Married," in compliance with the request of the commission on mar riage and divorce. This will bo pre ceded by a stereopticon prelude on "Up thn Pyramids." Rev. Mr. Smither received the call to the First Christian church at the time of his graduation from his theo logical course twenty years ago, and this is the only charge that he has ever held, coming here direct from col lege. He is now in point of service the oldest pastor in Los Angeles, none other holding as long a record of con tinuous service by several years. Rev. Mr. Smither is very popular with his congregation and is one of the promi- j nent clergymen of the Christian ne- ! nomination on the coast. will Install Pipe Organ The Central Baptist church has re cently let the contract for a $3500 pipe organ, which is to be installed in the church in the near future. Mrs. Barah E. Walker started the subscription with a gift of $1500, and the organ will be a memorial to her husband, W. H. Walker. A chorus choir and orchestra arc being organized at this church for ] the Sunday evening services. This morning Rev. A. S. Phelps, the pastor, will speak on "Three Avenues of Power." The Light Tackle club, a sec tion of the Fishermen's club, will have charge of the evening service under the leadership of Rev. T. C. Horton, captain of the club. 'Narrow Door" Is Topic Rev. Levi D. Barr, a former Friends' pastor who has recently joined the Bellevue Methodist church, south, v'ill preach at this church this evening on "The Narrow Door." Prof. T. C. Knowles of the University of Southern California will speak Mon 3ay evening at the City Union Rescue mission, 606 East Fifth street. The Young Women's Christian associ ation will give a reception to the senior md junior Christian Endeavor societies 3f the Central Baptist church at the issociatlon building next Thursday evening. Conducts Revival Services The revival meetings at the First Methodist Episcopal church being coil ducted by the pastor, Dcv, Charles Ed ward Locke, are meeting with much success. The audiences have been large each evening, and many persons go for ward to the altar for prayers. The meetings will continue each evening this week, except Saturday. Dr. Locke will preach this morning on "Lift Up a Standard." In the evening his theme will be "More Truth About the Devil; Be Sure Your Sin Will Find You Out." Keynold E. Blight, minister of the Los Angeles Fellowship, will speak thi morning in Blanchard hall, 533 Sout Broadway, on "Is This a Lost World. Will Address Federation Club ' Rev. E. S. Chapman, head of th Anti-saloon league, will address th Federation club at its luncheon nex Wednesday noon on "Shall We In crease Liquor License Tax?" "If Yd Abide" will be the Sunday morning topic of Rev. A. 13. Prich ard, pastor of the Central Presby terian church. "The AwfOf Alterna tive" will be the evening subject. The Home Missionary society of Boyle Heights Methodist church will give its annual dinner at the churc Friday evening at 6 o'clock. 11. S. Taggurt will address the Sun day afternoon vesper service at th Young Woman's Christian associa tion in the association building. Spe clal music will be rendered. Will Celebrate Feast The celebration of Epiphany or "Lit tie Christmas" will bo observed on th octave of the feast at the church o St. Vincent de Paul this morning will a solemn high mass at 11 o'clock " which the Christmas music ..ill b< repeated, the choir to be assisted I>> a strlnge orchestra. ■ Very Rev. T A Shaw, C. M., will preach the «er mon. Solemn vespers will be cele brated at 7:45 o'clock at which Rev T. J. Devine, C* M., will preach thi sermon. lit. Key. Mgr. Harnett will preacl 11 ih • 10 30 o'clock mass this morn ing at the Cathedral of St. Viblana Father Kirk will preach at the even Ing service. The Young Ladles' so dality of the parish will meet ;it ! o'clock in the parochial hall-. lit Ray. Bishop Conaty will pay hi* in i official visit to the new parish ol St. Cecilia at the S:3O o'clock mass thi. morning which will be celebrated In thi hull. Forty-ninth street and Vermont avenue. . ather Dillon is pastor of thi new parish. The Christmas cantata of the Holy Cross church Sunday school, which was Stponed from last Sunday afternoon account of the Inclemency of thi ither, will be given this afternoon Rhode's hall. Fitty-nfth street and Moneta avenue. About 10U children will (part in the cantata, which is en -1 "The Birth of Christ" To Make Official Visit . and Mrs. Robert J. Burdette saile<>. Honolulu from San Francisco on the Korea Friday, January 7. R iv. E. v. Ryland, pustor of the First Ml thodlst church of Hollywood, will occupy the pulpit of the Temple Bap tist church this morning at n o'clock. His topic will he "Christ, the Alpha and the Omega." At night Rev. Arthur S. Phelps, pastor of the Central Baptist church, will preach. His topic will be "Climbing the Ladder." It is expected that Dr. J. Whltcomb Brougher, the new pastor, will begin his service! With the Temple Baptist church on the first Sunday in February. Bishop W. M. Bell will address the T. M. C. A. at 3:20 Sunday afternoon on tin; subject "Attitude." , Rev. Frank D. Sheets, pastor of the Boyle Heights Methodist church, who has asked permission to exchange pul pits with Dr. Tilroe, pastor of the Hyde Park church of Chicago, will make a statement regarding the reas- Kont) of his departure at the Sunday morning service. The topic of his ser- mon will be "Sowing Upon the Wa ters." The evening subject will be "An Old Testament Ideal." Will Preach to Clerks Rev. William Horace Day, pastor ot the First Congregational church, will preach a special sermon to the clerks of the Los Angeles stores at the Sun day evening service when he will take for his topic "You and Your Job." The evening services are being held under the auspices of the' Men Brotherhood of the church. B. B. Hibbard, recent of New York, will give violoncello holos. At the morning service Dr. Day will speak on "What Shall I Do?" The annual meeting of the First Unitarian church society will be held In the parlors of the church, at 925 South Flower street Monday evening, January 10. Reports from the. trus tees and the various auxiliary so cieties will be hea»d. Trustees will be elected for the ensuing year. "A talk to Unitarians on Unitarian Problems" will be the subject of tin; discourse by the pastor, Rev. K. Stan ton Hodgin, at the First Unitarian church this morning. Baptists to Meet The Baptist state convention will convene in the First Baptist church of Riverside, beginning Tuesday after noon with a pastor's conference and continuing until Friday. Dr. George Holt is pastor of the church. Th convention proper will open Tuesday evening and continue over Wednesday with routine business. Thursday morn- Ing Rev. A. M. Petty will speak and the annual sermon will be delivered at that service by Rev. Arthur S. Phelps, pastor of the Central church of Los Angeles. Thursday evening will be devoted to Baptist education and C. M. Hill, president of the Theological seminary of Berkeley, will be the speaker. The Baptist men's brotherhood will hold a banquet Thursday evening, and Friday will be devoted to the work of the women's societies. The closing ad dress will bo delivered by Rev. W. Leon Tucker, pastor of the Calvary church, Los /.ng».:3. To Begin Temperance Series William J. Murphy, head of the Fran cis Murphy Gospel Temperance associ ation, began a series of meetings with his co-workers in the eastern portion of the business district last evening, at the hall of the Volunteers of America, on East First street. Another meeting will be held this evening at 8 o'clock. It will supersede the usual Sunday night service of the association at Blan chard hall. "Why Was the Boyhood of Christ Suppressed?" and "Why Does God Hide Himself?" will be the Sunday morning and evening topics of Rev. William MacCormack, dean and rector of St. Paul's pro-cathedral. The choir of St. John's Episcopal church will render Satnt-Saens' Christ mas oratorio at the service this even ing. The soloists will be Mrs. Bertha Vaughn, Mrs. Harold Ostrom, Miss Crystal Waters and Messrs. Harold Ostrom and Leßoy Jepson. W. F. Chase is organist and choir director. M'CARTHY DECLARES FOR LIBERAL TOWN New Mayor of San Francisco Takes Charge ofCity'a Affairs and Out. lines Policies He Will Carry Out SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. B.—The now city administration, headed by Mayor McCarthy, took charge of the munici pal government here at noon. The in coming- board of supervisors will hold its first meeting next Monday. No formal ceremonies accompanied the change, the retiring officials merely turning over their offices and records to their successors. The mayor and nearly all of the other officers, as well as two-thirds of the board of supervisors, are members of the Union Labor party. In a lengthy message to the board of supervisors this afternoon the new mayor outlined his policies. He insists on wise economy in the city's offices, and especially disapproves of automo biles for city officials at public expense. Mayor McCarthy repeats his cam paign phrase that this is a "city of pleasure lovers and pleasure seekers," and asserts that the ordinances .should be so amended that "not only shall those engaged in legitimate pursuits have, reasonable liberties and freedom of action, but those who seek our city for the pleasure which it may afford should be guaranteed safely conducted personal protection while they are our guests." Ho takes a fling at the outgoing ad- I tnininstration by giving an itemized list of the addressei of various pool rooms, gambling places and Other illegal re sorts that are now and have been for Mime time in operation, responsibility for which lie says he does not desiiv his administration to assume. JAPA"FSE STEAMER SAID TO BE CRIPPLED AT SEA Asiatic Vessel Is Limping Across the Ocean with Only One of Her Propellers Working SEATTLE, Jan. B.—Tlie JapaßM* Iteamahip Kaga Mam of the Nippon Vnsi'ii Kalsha line, whiab nailed from spittle December 21, was due to have arrived at Yokohama yesterday, but she will not get into that port until January 18, eleven days behind her schedule. The vessel la limping across the North Pacific clean with only one pro peller working, and although her progress Is necessarily Blow, the craft is not regarded as being in any dan ger. News of thj predicament of the Jap anese liner was brought to Seattle by I the steamer Shinano Maru of the i .same line, which arrived in Seattle late last night from Yokohama. The two vessels were in communication by wireless at sea. WOMAN DIES OF GRIEF CHERRY, 111.. Jan. B.—Mrs. Charles Erminlano of Spring Valley, 111., whose husband was a victim of the Cherry mine horror, is dead of a broken heart. Doctors way the case is one of the few that have come to their attention where the patient actually died of grief. » « » ARCHBISHOP TO RETIRE DUBUQUE, lowa. Jan. B.—Arch bishop Keane, who is In ill health, an nounced yesterday that on the ap pointment of a coadjutor, which event probably will be announced from Home within a month, ho will retire from participation in the affair of tho dio cese. Editorial Section ST. LAWRENCE NOW ON PUMP AS GUSHER- WELL FLOWED 2000 BARRELS BROOKSHIRE EXPECTS BIG FLOW FROM NO. 1 . . '.; Standard Gets Resu'ts on Section 30.' Law Suit Will Arise Over Gas. Amber Enters Rich Sand. ' < - . '...... Sale at $800 an Acre 'j . v „ »_•-.■■ '. ".... .. '"■ ; TAFT, North Midway Field, Jan. B.— The at. Lawrence, on section" 5-32-23, has put its No. 1 well on the pump.' The well came in a gusher and flowed, intermittently, producing from 1500 to 2000 barrels a day. The oil is; of 19 gravity, by standard test, and is going to the Standard Oil company. The com pany is now rigging up for No. 2 a ■1 . it distance east of No. 1. The Brookshire is cementing off th« water in its well on section 24-31-23 at a depth of 2200 feet. It is evident the company is about to bring in a well, judging from the com-1 parison of its log with that of the Crandall. The two records have agreed' almost perfectly and the Brookshlra has punctured a shell under which is : supposed to lie the rich sand. A con siderable gas blowout occurred when the shell was drilled through. No. 2. has been spudded. . j The Pioneer Midway Oil ompany on section' 30-31-23 has its No. 1 well into shape and hopes soon to make a strike. This well has the distinction of having the longest string of ten-inch casing" in the Midway field, 2012 feet, and also! tho longest string of stovepipe, 1010 Standard Boasts Fine Well , I) Is evident Standard a 1011) Standard Boasts Fine Well t is evident th« Standard has a flns well near tha center of section 30-32-24,; in the northeast quarter. Last Satur-' day it was opened and flowed a steady earn in large volume for more than a day, after which it choked with sand, and at last advices it had not been' brought back. When the flow occurred i It was necessary to construct temporary reservoirs and most of the oil was saved. It is estimated that 1000 bar- ■'. rels were produced. This well was the cause of , much trouble, having been cemented four different times. W. P. Cunningham claims to hava made a valuable mineral discovery In the northeast corner of Rt>celon 22, 3:1 --22, prior to the strike on the same land by the Santa Fe, with which he was running a drilling-race. His discovery is gas, and ho will as.sert his rights to the land on the ground that gas in V commercial quantities constitue3 a val uable mineral discovery, his attorney having so advised. Mr. Cunningham estimates the gas from, this well at 101,000 cubic feet a . day, the third largest-, eduction in this' region, the two othersxbeing the Stand- 6 ard's on section 26 and the Honolulu's on section 10 in the Buena Vista range. 1,: Mr. Cunningham also has 105: feet oj sand in his well on section 27-31-22,1 where he is in contest with the Max-: well company. ' DIVISION OF PROPERTY INTERESTSJA/AS FRIENDLY In tho roeent division (if the property interests of the old firm of Vail & Gates the heirs of Walter Vail, eight in num ber, including the widow, receive the Santa Rosa ranch of 4700 acres in Riv erside county; also the old Pauba ranch of 4000 acres at Temecula, and the Total Wreck mine arm the Empire ranch, located in Arizona. G. W. Gates received cash considera tions and residence property In Los Angeles, at Huntingdon Beach, San Diego, Riverside and elsewhere. The heirs of Mr. Vail are also inter ested with J. V. Vickera in the owner whip of Santa Rosa island in the Santa Barbara channel. LOS ANGELANS FORM COMPANY FRESNO, Jan. B.—Articles of incor poration were Hied today with tha county clerk at Fresno by tho Ameri can Oil Fields company, which is cap italized for $25,000,000. Of this sum $700 has been subscribed. The directors of the company are the following Los Angeles men: E. L. Doheny, C A. Oanfield, J. C. Anderson, T. A. O'Don noll, J. M. Danziger, Norman Bridge and L. A. McCray. « ■ > TO PAY DIVIDENDS Th<! Silver Tip dividend for Decem ber will be paid January L' 4, according to t Mlinga advices. On that day both the December and January dividends will be paid. The delay Is said to be due to failure to get settlement from the agenclei tor November's oil. OFFER IS FOR PERPETUITY KLAMATH FALLS, Ore., Jan. S.—JC local Umd company in order to hava the proposed new court house located in its subdivision has offered to supply in perpetuity from Hot Springs water and heat for the building. The county; authorities art; said to favor the offer, especially as five acres of land goes with it. ■» « » DEAN OF LAW SCHOOL DIES CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. Prof. : James Barr Ames, dean of the Harvard law school and formerly chairman of . the athletic committee of the university, died today. Dean Ames was 63 years old. He was a leading' authority., onJJ; suretyship, admiralty, partnership and , equity Jurisdiction and author of num erous legal reviews. ♦ ■ » VIOLATES NEUTRALITY LAWS SAN ANTONIO. Tex.. Jan. B.—After rating for as hour the jury in the of Jose M. Range] returned a ver- • diet of guilty yesterday. Rengel was under Indictment charged with violat ing yie neutrality laws of the United States by beginning a military expedi tion and setting afoot a military en terprise against Mexico. Sentence was deferred. « ■ » Ministers Will Debate A ten-nigrht serifs of debates on tho Bubject "Mormon Ism" will be opened Monday night at the Boyle Heights Christian church when Rev. 1. Harvey Hazel, tho pastor, will debate witli Rev. T. W. Williams, pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (reorganized). Each speak er will have one hour each evening. The debate will be conducted according to parliamentary rules. Rev. Mr. Hu ge] participated in a sixteen-nighj de bate on the same subject in Salt Lake. Don't fall to read about Occidental Park, page i, part 4.