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News of the Mines and Oil Fields
Alaskan Operator Returns to Old
Workings in French Gulch and
Purchases Steady Producer
for $300,000
RBDDINO. Jan. 18.—A payment «f
|4S,M lade on the Milkmaid
group of mines in French Gulch dis
trict in this city .Monday. This sum
.is the balance on the first payment of
$65,000 the first $20,000 having been
paid on Saturday, December 11, when
,al was close,l.
Th,- 146,000 was paid to the Western
Exploitation company by W. H. Bod
erberg representing Erik O. LJndblom
and himself. The next payment on the
$300,000 purchase price will be made
lugUSi 20, when $86,000 fulls due.
Mr Llndbloom, the Alaska mining
man who has now become interested
In a Bhasts county gold mine. I
of the original stakers of the Pioneer
Mining company in 1898, an Alaskan
company that has produced over tv.
--('00,000 in gold and if now employing
MS men at Nome. Mr. Soderbcrg is
an old timer in Shasta county, being
well remembered in connection with
the sale Of the Trinity Copper and
the Mammoth Copper, near Kennett.
J. J. Sheeny, now superintendent of
the Milkmaid, was formerly with
Charles Gutters in South America and
is a mining superintendent of wide
experience. Ho is employing fifty-two
men at the Milkmaid. Only thirty
■were on the pay roll less than a month
Company of Small Capital
The French Gulch Mining rompany
has been incorporated by I-indbloom
and Soderberg to operate the Milk
maid. As the company has a capitali
zation of only $75,000, it cannot pos
sibly be considered a stock speculation
The company la preparing to oper
ate on a more extensive scale. It is
now installing a 12 by 12 Gardiner air
compresser at a cost of $5000. and has
purchased a new 10-stamp mill, which
will be set running as soon as men
and money can make It ready.
The mine itself keeps up a steady
production of gold. During the last
twenty-six days' run with a 4-stamp
mill (stamps of 1000 pounds) 115,000
woith of gold was produced, not count-
Ing the sulphurets, which will bring
the total up to 114,750. The ore milled
plated $62.M a ton and was taken from
a ledge averagingl five feet in width.
PHOENIX, Jan. 13.— T. J. Carrigan
and George Otis of Los Angeles are
ling development work on the
(His Twenty, a copper and gold bearing
group in the Bouse section.
Mr. Carrigan says seventy-five men
now working on the property of
the Consolidation Copper company,
which owns claims adjoining the
1. The smelter capacity at the
a has been increased from 400 to
800 ions dally, and will be ready to be
Mown in as soon as the railroad is
completed from the A. i- c. to tfwan
s"a. Work is being rushed on that
line, and it is expected to have it com
pleted by the middle of the month.
I'Yom a reliable source Mr. Canigan
learned that the contractors on the
extension of the A. & C. expect to
liave that line In operation by June 10.
About 350 men were added to the f
about ten days ago, and the track is
being pushed toward Bengal, where it
will connect with the main line.
Activity in mining in the A. & C.
country is flattering, and the o]
tions at Swansea promise to establish
a new record in copper production for
central Arizona.
OOLDFIELD, Jan. 13.—High rrade
gold specimens Intrinsically worth
JIOOO, but as a collection valued at
more than $5000 have been stolen from
the office of Loftus & Davis, and up to
the present time the thief has not been
npprehended. The specimens were some
of the rarest ever produced from Sun
nyside mine at Round mountain, and
comprised many of such unusual
structure that it will be impossible to
duplicate them.
This is the second time within three
years that Loftus & Davis have lost
rich collections in a similar manner,
the former occurring when their offices
were back of the Palace building on
Crook street. The collection just stolen
was exhibited at the Mineral palace
during: mining congress week, and was
one of the finest shown at that time.
Investigation leads to the belief that
the office, which is on the third floor
nf the News building, wajs entered with
a pass key, and that in order to give
an Impression that the transom was
Forced screws were removed from the
rods that • oiitrol the transom, this
work evidently being done with a
screwdriver from the Inside. The
scrtws were found lying on the flour
inside the office, near the door.
Word has been received from \V. 11.
Sills, who has been in the east for
several week«, that he has succeeded
in reaching a satisfactory settlement
of affairs of the Nevada-Gold Ore lease
on the Gold Bar and also the Empress
mine at Gold mountain. lie will soon
return to <!oldrleld to resume opera
tions on the lease and also the Emp
ress property. J. D. Donaldson of
Loraine, Ohio, and other eastern cap
italists who are strongly identified
wiyi the wteel industry, are heavily
Interested in the Sills propositions, and
sufficient capital has been provided
to continue development on. an exten
sive scale.
The Gold Ore shaft is down 600 feet
and it will probably be sunk to greater
depth and croBH-cutting and drifting
instituted to open the Gold Bar, Victor
and St.; Ijm;s vein».
ADA CITY, <al., Jan. 13. — The
famous Sixteen-* mine at Alle
gheny, which has been lille on account
of litigation over IN ownership «.lnre last
spring, "' I be reopened ant] worked .1
soon as the t* cat her will permit.
The Inn-Milt started by M. Vander
beugle against K. 11. Wilson for a one
half Interest In the property !m* been
compromised and the company has been
The mine produced fIOO.OOO in gold
during the fen- weeks it operated, after
the rlrh pay streak wax discovered by
Wilson. Its value m never deOnltely
I Exclusive dispatch to The llernli. by L. A.
Crlsler & Co.. members Los Angeles Stock
' exchange, 2QG-201 I. W. Hellman building, U>s
Angeles. - •
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13.— The Ooldfleld
leaden wer» si [I ami sold off ■■■■'■ 10 points
each. Fraction continued In good demand ana
moved up 2 pees to 42 cents.
Former quotations wore well maintain. In
the Tonopah division., Tonopah Extension
gained 4 points and Belmonl 2.
Tho outside districts were dull and apa
Following wer« the closing quotations:
01 ■! i>fii:i.i> DISTRICT
Bid. Ask | Bid. Ask.
Adams 1 it Mend .... 3 4
Atlanta .... 10 11 CM Band An. ■■ -
Booth 8 '.' '.Srandma .. . 1 -
i; 1! Ix 1 : lumno Ex .. 13 14
II Bull 3 4 Kendall ■<
i: 1:11 1 2 LonO Star ..3 *
Col Mtn .... 3 6 Lou Dillon .. .. 2
Conqueror .. 2 ■■ Mill Fraction .. 2
Com Frac .. 42 4:1 Moll EX 2
I Cracker Jack., l 2 Nev Gold -
Daisy 8 9 Oro 3 4
Triangle 1 Red Top Ex. 1 2
'• D B B Con. .. 1 Red Hills .. "■ 4
! Dixie 1 Sandstorm .... 4
: Empire 1 St. Ivos I 10
Florence ....MO .. Sll Pick 8 9 ,
Pr Moh .... 2 5 Vernal 1
Cold Con ...770 TT2'i!Yel Rose 2
Keewanas ..6 7 V"i Ti. r ... 6 i
Bid. Ask. Bid. Ask.
Belmont .... 86 37 IN Star 1 3
Jim Butler.. 9 10 I Res Con 2
Midway M 17 |Ten Mm ....650
Montana ... S3 SO | Ton Ex W ..
MacNamara. 26 .. |W End Con., -o ~)
Bid. Ask | Bid. Ask.
Amethyst 2 Mont Mtn ..2 3
Bull Mm 3 Mayfl Con ..3 4
Hull N !k.. 1 2 Or Bullfrog.. .. 1
Hen Clare .... 11 I Tramp Con ..8 3
(■■old Si-ept.. l Tank Girl 3
Home King. .. 1 Val View ... 1 3
Mont Sh Ex. .. 1
DiJ. Ask. I Bid- Ask.
Uttle riray.. 1 .. iMustanir .... 1 -
Man Con ... 1 4 Say] Humph. .. 1
Man Mln 1 | Thanksgiving 2
Man Vex ... 2 3 !
Bid. Ask. | Bid. Ask.
Eagles Nest. .. 4 I Pitta Sll Pk.. .. 85
Nev Eagle .. 11 14 Rnd Mm .... 60
Nev Hills .. '.. 7" [Coalition .... 19
boston"mining STOCKS
Special service to The Herald by J. C. Wil
son, 212 West Fifth street, Los Angeles.
BOSTON. Jan. 13— account of a very
rich strike in tho Indiana. North Lake was
the favorite on the local board today. It
hardly seems possible that with two such rich ;
lodes on each side that the North Lake can
help finding me. The buying came from all
over the country today, and with the present |
bullish speculation it could easily cross :•". I
There was some little profit taking In Lake .
and there were very few buying orders under |
the market, fluctuations at times being a point
or two apart, there being at one time no sales
between 88 and 85' J.
Following were the closing quotations:
Bid. Ask] Bid. Ask.
Am. Pneu... 7 TH M«I Con .... 4% 6
do pfd .... Is 19 Miami 86"4 Si,' 3
Adventure .. 8% 815 Michigan ... 8 SH
Ulouez 52 r,3 Mohawk ..... 89« 694
Atlantic .... 11U 11«N«V Con ... M -•■ .
Arcadian ... 9* Hi North Butt*. 4H4 42 '
Ariz Com... 47>i 47-1 <> 11 Domln... 51>4 r.2'4
Apex 4% 4V|Osceola .. ..162 164
Boston-Con.. 8014 »1 Parrot 20 21
Butte Coal.. 27 IJulncy 88 89
Calu ,v Ariz "7 98 [Santa re ... 2"s &i
Calu & Uec.67!) 075 shannon U% 17
Centennial .. 3r.'i ='*> !Shoe Mach . 6S»i 69
Con Her .... 11 M I do pfd . ... 29% 80
"op Range . 831 M (Superior Cop. '■■.'- T» 66
Corbin .. .. zs% Dr. Superior « 817 IT.i
Daly West., Si ipeHor & V i"' ai 10
East Hutte.. 12 MH Swift 109 10S(4
Elm River.. 1H Tamarack ... 67 70
Franklin ... KM M Trinity 10 low
Ciranby W.ill'nlted Cop .. 1% 8
Greene fan. lOTi lOTi L'nlted Prult.l6BVi liJ7'i
Hancock .. ■"■"'■ "' iU S Smelting 6214 63
Isle i; .'.. .27 27fc| do pfd .. H« 6»<4
Ki-ewenaw . s'a 6 'tali Con ... 43 43.
j,a!<e „ . S6'j 87 i tan C0p.... mi 67
t.a Sallo ... lk\;\'lclorla 5 514
Mass Cop .. 74 S |\Vinona .. 149 150
Mayflower :. 1»* lSlWyandot .... •'• 3
Special «»rvl.-e to The Herald by J. C.
Wilson. 212 West Fifth street. Los Angelfi.
member Stock and Bund exchange of San
Francisco and eastern exchanges.
SALT LAKE CITY, .lan. 13-Thc Following
>r^- dosing auotatlons today:
Bid. Ask.l Bid Axk.
AJax M Mason Val . SJ6 230
Alice ... 3i») May Day .... li -i
Beck Tun .... M i Mineral Flat. .. I' 4
Black Jack .10 11 Mm I>ake ... 6
Boston Con.SlM .. N«v Hills— 6r> r7
Carisa ... « ■■ [NftWhouM ...325 OS
Colorado 71 7."> INew York ... IJVi 11
Colum C0n..1M4 100 |Ohlo Copper. iv" III".
Con •:, K> iSllv Shield .. 3 I
Crwn I Jt ? 7 ISeven Tgh«.. 10 10' i
daily JuJge.4J) 500 ISilv X Coal..3.'i7'i 3tis
Bad* &HB 80 .. iSioux Con ... 2S',i 28
F. Tlntlc !'■ > fi's 7 Iso Cols; Con.. 7*i B'4
10 iv m Pt.. m% . Pintle Cent.. !> '."2
13 tit: Con li 1 Uncle Sam ..44 40
Grand Cent..2O.-,Vi 212 Vi Utah Cn of T 6 ,ili
Tron Bios ... 72 7! |Victoria 160
Iron Kins; ■ ■ l- .. I Victor Con ..5 (i
iattla Bell ..Ms 173 West N«v.... 224
Little Chief. 45 .. Yank-'- Con . 5 IS
Lower Main. '! 52 V. n Cop .... 3 5
Majestic .... 91 |lnyo Hold M. ■;
Internal 011.107>4 .. Prlnc* Cons.. si 96
Provo N ''• '-.
Special service to The Heral'l by J. C. Wil
«on, 111 West Fifth street, I.os Angeles.
NEW YORK, Jan. —Following wore the
closing Quotations today:
Bid. Ask.l Bid. Ask.
Am Tub cm.417 423 !Ms Cd of Am 48 BO
i: a Gas .... 'i" 3 0074]Nev Con ..... N MM*
Chicaßo Sub. ■('» D Nev Utah ... 14 IH
Havana Tob 5 7 Niplsslng ... 10 lhl»
Stand Oil ...6ri9 661 Ohio i . ipp< r.. 4'i 5.
Cons Btm 11. 21 M Rawhide Coal 18 20
Boston Con.. 30% 20% Ray Central.. 3% 3?i
British Cop.. 7^ 4 JT4 United Cop .. 7% 8
Buffalo Mm. !',i '-'VVukon 4-4 s
Butte Coal .. 27 27,£ Inspiration .. 9H r.
Cumb Ely ..8 9 Mason Val .. Z'i 2%
DavlH Daly . 3'i 3H Newhouss ... 3'i 4
Dolores .... 7 7' i: Ely Central., li 2
Uoldnld Con. 1% '% Ely Cons .... SO n
Greene Can.. 10% l"'i :.illa Copper.. 10 mi;
Glroux .. ..mi- IMJ Chino 13? i 13» 4
Kerr Lake .. '■)'.', 9%|Boston Ely .. 4"; IH
U no>ll .... 4% 47iU-:iy Witch ... 26; 30
Miami M ZH',4l „
Special service to The Herald by J. C. Wil
ton, 212 West Fifth street, Los Angeles.
BOSTON, Jan. I:l.—Following were the clos
ing Quotations todwv:
Bid. Ask.! Bid. Ark.
Ahmeek ....215 2;:. I First Nat ... 6% &',
Amal of Nev 9 10 Glroux 11% 11%
Arizlpe .... 30 37 Helvetia .... 6 614
Arnold 75 100 Majestic .... 93 90
Black Mm .. 45 JO Nev Utah ... 114 1%
Butte It Lon 26 30 Nlplsslng .... 1 114
p. 8 <;».■< ... 40 42 Haven 65 70
Cactus .. .. •■'- '■'. Silver Leaf .. 12 13
Chemung ... 14V4 14*i'3an Anionla.. 8H 9
rhirf runs . m 2%II«Q11 38% 3D
mint. Bly ..8 ■' Tukon 4!4 6
Davis Daly.. 3Vi 3% Zlno n% 31
Deal Includes Gold Prospect in Gran.
ite Wash Range, Partly De.
veloped—Capital Backs
PREBCOTT, Jan. 13.- Activity In tln
ininliiK industry In the A. i^ ( \ country
has recently taken a new impetus, and
Inventors arc cowing Into the district
on every train.
One of the most important deals con
summated this season was the sale by
Larry Ryan of his property to a syndi
cate of i:i Paso people for $10,000. The
Brat payment has already been made
and the new purchaser! are on the
Kround preparing for extensive opera
tions. They bought every foot of lum
ber in Salome for the purpose of erect
ing the necessary camp buildings, and
as soon as these are competed the work
of sinking a shaft will begin,
The Ryan property is located in the
Granite Wash mountains, in the vicin
ity of Vlokaburg, and is a gold proposi
tion. Larry Ryan, who is one of the
well known prospectors of Arizona, has
owned the claims for years, and has
developed them to such an extent as to
render them attractive as a mining
proposition. They are close to the rail
road, with a good road leading thereto.
The El Paso syndicate la said to have
abundant capital, and its members are
enthusiastic over their purchase.
Hero in Globe many big projects are
being carried on at present, and by the
end of the dawning year this camp will
be in a position, counting in the proper
ties at Miami, greatly to increase its
output of copper, says the Silver Belt.
The Miami Copper company is erect
ing a 2000-ton concentrating plant, and
a great deal of the freight handled over
the Miami extension is material and
machinery for this mill. The Arizona
Commercial Copper company has erect
ed a 500-ton smelter three miles east of
Globe, and this smelter will soon be
reached by another Gila Valley, Globe
& Northern extension. The grade is
already completed and the track will be
laid by February 1.
In Globe itself many new buildings
are going up. The most important of
these is a line new theater to be called
the Empire. It will be completed by
February 1.
Among the properties on which de
velopment work is being rushed is the
Black Warrior, the new Hoval A.
Smith property, which hag put the Co
-1 liise county promoter in the millionaire
I class. The Inspiration prople are losing
no time demonstrating the value of
their property. It is pretty well under
stood that the Cole-Ryan interests have
an option on the Miami which will
mean that the property will be num
bered among those controlled by the
copper combination now being effected.
The entire Globe district is much in
terested in the combination. A number
of properties will be affected, the most
important being the Old Dominion, a
Phelps-Dodge proposition.
A syndicate headed by John A.
Tre.adwell, California's millionaire
mine owner and railway magnate, has
signed a contract with the Japanese
government to deliver 10,000,000 barrels
of California oil yearly for the next
ten years, beginning two years from
il.i!". and January 1 the Treadwell
syndicate > losct a contract with the
American Rotary Tunnel and Develop
ment company of Denver to cut an
oight-foot tunnel, eighteen miles long,
through the Coast Kange mountains
in southwestern Kern county, Cal., ac
cording to an eastern dispatch.
FRESNO, Cat., Jan. 13. —Actual work
has been started on the new electric
power line Into Coallnga, according to
\. Q, Wishon. A large fprce of men
is employed In erecting the powei
transmission poles. As Coallnga Is
growing faster than any town In the
lays it is a difficult mat
tc-r to distribute t his power. He ex
pects Coallnga to more than double its
population In the next five years.
OROVH.Li;. Jan. 18. -Articles of In
corporation of tlii Plumai Mining and
Development company have been liled
with the county clerk. The incorpor
ators are A. C. Tucker and H. D.
Gregory. The principal place of busi
ness will be Orovllle.
The company is incorporated for
$300,000. Its property is one of the
old mining- properties near Greenville.
For some tifhe the development of
the property has been retarded by lit
igation, but this litigation has now
been brought to a (lose.
FRENCH QULCH, Jan. 13.—Ike
Sybil mine, four mllei west of this'
place and hlgl> up the mountain, has
been bonded for $100,000 to T, !',. Stia
ven of Nome and Judge George W.
Qtrwood of French Qulch. The bond
la from Fred Bowler, representing
ROSS, a New Yorker, who paid $30,000
for the mine at a United .States mar
shal's sale four months ago.
NEW YORK. Jan. 13.—The market fur
standard copper, "ii the New York metal
exchange was weak today with spot and
all deliveries up to the- end of April clou-
Ins at »[email protected] The tone of the
mark' was probably Influenced by the de
ollne In London, where prices closed easy
with »pot Quoted at £60 17« 6<l, ami fu
tures at £61 Ilia 3d. Exports of copper
from this port today were 125 tons, mak
ing 6092 tons so far for the month. Local
dealers quote lake copper at *13.75®>H-00;
electrolytic. »13.62',[email protected]; casting, |I».BTVi
• Tin weak, with spot closing at 133.60®
32. J; Jan., 132.1061 32.70; Feb., March,
April, HS.SO® 32.76. The, decline hera was
in sympathy with losses abroad, as Lon
don closed easy at £148 6s for spot and £150
for futures. „ ' ' ..'..,,
Lead quiet, with spot quoted at 14.07 ',«
W4 72V4 In New York, and M SOB I.SS at
East St. Louis. London market unchanged
at 113 16» 3d. , . _
Spelter "quiet, with spot quoted at J6.iu,tf
6.25 at New York, and |5.95«6.0 3 at_ i-ast
St. Louis. London unchanged. €.3 i' •"•
No change was reported in Iron.
Premier Wekerle Provides for Work.
ingmen at the Outskirts of
BUDAPEST, Jan. 13.- In Hungary
one of the most serious BOOlal prob
lems is the housing of the working
classM, in Budapest rents have risen
in the last ten years 80, and In some
i go per i ent, and the poorer i>. ople
have bi <■» forced either to quit their
homes In the town or to live packet
like sardines In unwholesome dcllar
it was with m view to remedying
this evil that the Hungarian premier,
in-. Alexander Wekerle, decided t<> pur
chase a large plot of land on the out
skirts c>r the city, at ECispest, and to
■ i there a large number of work
men's dwellings fitted with all the
modern conveniences. The area of the
)iidt is 472,000 sfeuafe "klafters" (ono
square "klafter" equals 4."ni square
yards). Altogether, some 960 houses]
will be built, containing from one to
three rodms, and the numbi r ol "flats"
[will be 4.3i>». so thai the population o(
'Wekerle town," when completed, will
consist of, roughly, 26,000 soul
< if course, ttiis is only a "drop In the
ocean" of Budapest, with Its : ,000 In
habitants, but it is a drop that will
make Its Influeni c very effectually felt
in counterbalancing the excosses "'
the "landlord-usurers'" trust. The col
ony win be completed In four years.
In all, 123 • Bats" have been handed
over to their lucky tenants. The rents
of these "flats" an : (a ) < me-room
dwellings, Including kitchen and offices,
$34.0s per annum: (In tw«-room dwell 1
inns, with same appurtenances, (46.08
per annum; (c) three-room dwellings,
with same appurtenances, $66.66 per
annum. These rents represent about
go per cent pf thosi demanded by the
"landlord- usurers' 1 today.
Provisions of Town
The new town has its own water sup
ply; the pipes haw already been laid,
and the water tower being erected at
Kobanya will have a reservoir of 1000
cubic meters' capacity. There- will be
day shelters for workmen, with pop
ular kitchens, elementary schools (six
En all, with eighty classrooms), and
infant schools. A special stipendiary
magistrate, with the full legal appar
atus, will be stationed In the town,
which will also have its own police
force, hospital, baths, recreation
grounds, post and telegraph office,
market halls, etc. The whole is a
free adaptation of the English "garden
city" system.
All the houses are bains built of
sand bricks made by a special factory
producing 10,000 bricks, a day. The
bricks are conveyed f.om the factory
to the colony by a narrow gauge light
railway fifteen kilometers long, The
price of these bricks ranges from 23
to 25 crowns a thousand, and as that
of ordinary bricks is from 45 to 48
crowns, there is a saving: of about 60
per cent. And that is why a ground-
Boor house containing four dwellings
costs no more than $2500.
Anyone paying a visit to this colony,
situated on the western confines of
Ki.-pest, anil in direct communication
with all parts of the city, will be re
warded by a most interesting sight.
Contractors 1 lines intersect the land Ln
all directions. The streets, running in
ght lines and all meeting in the
central Bquare, which is to be con
verted into a children's park, are al
ready laid out. and the part of the
colony nearest Kispest is covered with
snug dwelling houses, with characteris
tic Hungarian fronts, quaint roofs,
airy rooms and neat little gardens.
The men engaged in the construction
of the houses have done their work
well, and visitors seem to be wander
ing among villas put up by the wealth
ier citizens as summer resorts rather
than among the dwellings of $7.50-a
--weekers. The air is pure and invigor
ating and the lot of the inhabitants is
really enviable. In spring the gardens
will be planted with young trees and
pretty flower beds laid out, and the
mother who has hitherto seen her chil
dn n at play in B dismal court yard
will have tile happiness of watching
them running and rolling on the grass
of her own garden.
Socialists Are Outdone
Dr. Wekerle lias outdone the Social
ists. His principle in devoting a large
sum of public money to the building of
a model town has been not to reduce
all to the same level of misery, but to
raise the poor man out of the "slough
of despond."
And the cabinet has belied the re
proach that Hungary is groaning under
the yoke of a caste system by begin
ning its work if reform on the lowest
grade. The work of leveling has been
initiated, not, as the Socialists would
have it, from above, but from below.
The workman is not told that he must
wait until the "high and mighty" have
been brought down to him, but is
shown that 'he can rise by his own
exertions to their level.
The socialism which is heralded by
Dr. Wekerle'g experiment is the right
sort of socialism, and not that other
unpractical kind which is being
preached in far too many places. It
is founded on sound principles, and
calculated to make the working man
forget his grievances and try to better
himself, instead of deeryirig the faults
nnd foibles—many of them Imaginary—
of others.
In Hungary, as in other countries,
there is much talking of reforms, much
railing of labor against capital, but ac
tion, without which all this talk is idle,
was wanting until Dr. Wekerle made
his first move towards solving, one of
the most serious social problems of
the day. While others have been busy
haranguing their fellows, telling them
over and over again that they are the
victims of injustice and tyranny, and
bo forth, he has put in hand a scheme
.which will bring immediate benefit to
thousands of people. ,
■He has. in fact, stolen a march on
the leaders of the Socialist party, who.
if they had been as ready to do as to
talk, would have long ago anticipated
the action of the "caste" cabinet which
they are so fond of maligning. The
cost would not have proved a barrier,
for they could have provided the money
out of the hardly earned Havings of
"poor" comrades. But it has been left
to the leader of the "privileged" parlia
ment to make the first start for the
good of his fellows.
Talking Low
"What am I offered for this silver
set?" asked the auctioneer; "speak
"Ninety cents," came from a voice in
the crowd.
"You're talking pretty low yet
neishbor," was the auctioneer's retort
—Yonkers Statesman.
■» » a>
The father—Did mamma punish you
today, Tommie?
The boy—Yea, sir.
"What diil she do?"*
"Made me stay in tho hoUM while
■he was taking -her singing It-tison!"—
Yonkers Statesman.
After System Was Put in Use Other
Department Concerns Followed
Suit Until It Is Now
11. S. Carroll, advertising manager of
the Broadway department store, made
public a statement yesterday In which
he pointed oul that the early closing
custom, which has been adopted by
several local stores, was originated by
Arthur Letts', The statement follows:
Po the Editor of The Herald:
■■II was with great sin-prise indeed
that I read an article In an evening
newspaper concerning the worK of the
Cohsurw !■■' i ► I. i:" 1 "i the Civic associa
tion, under the direction of Mrs. Oliver
c. Bryan) and Miss Bllle Moigrove, In
which it appeared credit tor the de
partment gtore new 1910 lui.sine.--s hours
(oi nlng at 8:30 and closing at ."■:30)
was due t<> the work of thnt association,
"With all due respect to the Consum
ers' league and Mrs. Oliver C. Bryant, |
president of thai association, 1 would
[Ike to hate it clearly understood by
the readers of your paper that In con
nection with the N::!0 ami 6:30 closing
hours of the stores of Los Angeles, so
I ir as the Broadway Is concerned, the
entire credit of this movement may be
put down i" Arthur Letts, proprietor
of the Broadway department store', i
"No Influence has ever been brought
i i bear on him by any members any
league or any organisation In this city
or any other city to bring about the
shortening of the hours. As for the
( utting of wages, no such thing was
ever thought of by this store. As a
matter of fact, emplojies are paid ae
i in.ling- to their earning capaolty, Your
paper recently stated it would cost this
stare $80,000 per annum—this shortening
of the hours, Tin fact la', it means
more than double this amount.
"Mr. Letts has always been the pio
neer in movements for the betterment
Of employes. Neither did any other
merchant In this city consult with Mr.
Letts or know that the Broadway in
tended announcing new business hours,
"Tuesday. December 2S, Arthur Letts
at a banquet given his delivery depart- i
ment gave the announcement concern- |
Ing the new business hours, beginning
the following Monday. This announre
ment came like a thunderbolt from a
Clear sky, and the writer knows per- j
lonally wai not anticipated or even
thought of by any branch of the
BCtore'a management.
"The cutting; off of a full hour of the :
employe 1!! day was a philanthropic New
Tear's gift from Ml. Letts. His was
the master mind that conceived the ,
idea, and if there is credit to be given,
give it to whom credit is due.
"As head of the promotion depart
ment of the Broadway department
store, 1 am very much incensed to [
think that the Consumers' league or
any other league should attempt to take
the credit of this so-called reform when
the movement emanated from Arthur
"It seems to me It would lrave been
much better for the heads of the Con
sumers' league and the Civic associa
tion to be offering Arthur Letts and
othi r merchant* a vote of thanks for
what they have done toward the less
ening of the hours for the employes,
and thereby perhaps losing thousands
of dollars in roint of sales, than for
thorn fai he taking the credit for some
thing that was not their due.
"I take this means of addressing you
that the matter may be clearly under
stood "by your readers. Previous to this
no otner store had made any announce
ment concerning early closing. Since
then the movement has become almost I
"I trust you will see fit to give this
information space in your columns.
"Very truly yours, (Signed)
"Advertising Manager Broadway De
partment Store."
A Lawyer
On his deathbed willed all his property
to a lunatic asylum, stating ns his rea
son for so doing, that be wished his
property to return to the liberal class o£
people who had patronized him.
We'll never do it, that's a "cinch." be.
cause the very fact that a prospective
customer intends to patronize us shows
hi a level headedness, None but well
poised and balanced persons are patrons
of our*; they show their taste an.l busi
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of our bargains.
Good to forgive. best to forget—
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This sensational sale closes Saturday night. So come at once and
take your choice on any men's or women's garments in our store
at just one-half our regular low price. ,
Petticoats Hats
These are regular $10 values. Sent i Every trimmed hat in stock, In
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