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[Removal Sale]
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Qreat Reductions
On All Men's, Women's and
Children's Shoes, Oxfords
and Slippers
1000 Pairs Men's and Women's $2.50
$3.00 and $3.50 Footwear at •
All Rubber Goods i Off
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206 West Third St.
Wm. Bartling, Prop. * Opposite Desmond's
In tlio hereafter the man encountered
.1 singular s«'up of animals—two or
avers, an otter and some seals,
all shivering., though the climate, to
nay the least of it, was mild.
"We wore skinned for your wife's
furs!" they explained civilly, upon ob
iorvlng his perplexity.
lie started and broken into a loud
"go was J!" quoth in*, and Joined
them; and thenceforth tbev wandered
»n together.—luck.
Harbor Meeting in 1847
A river and harbor convention was
hold in Chicago In July, 1847. Dele
gates from nineteen states attended.
Abraham Lincoln was there as a dele-
Kate from Hanyamon county, and made
a brief speech. Horace Greeley was
present, representing the New York
Tribune. In an article, published in
that paper Saturday, July 17, 1847, he
said: "A Judicious estimate makes tile
number present today 20,000 men, of
whom 10,000 are hero as members of
the convention." 1
Los Angeles Sunday Herald
Cost of Vessels at Present Under Con.
struction, to Be Launched In
Eight Months, Is Nearly
a Million Dollars
Already building two seagoing ves
sels which are larger than any ever yet
launched In Southern California wa
ters, and which are to cost $425,000
each, the Craig Shipbuilding company
of Long Beach is Improving the im
portance of the new and largo Industry
it has located In Los Angeles county.
Other contracts are being considered,
and there is every indication that the
shipbuilding concern will know no pe
riods of idleness from this time on.
Steel vessels up to 600 feet In length
can be built at the Craig company's
new plant. Two vessels, one 260 feet
lons and one 266 feet, practically sister
whips, are now in course of construc
tion. They are to be of steel construc
tion and will be launched In about
eight months.
The building of ships IS no experi
ment with John F. Craig, president of
the company, or to tho skilled ■work
men in his employ. John P. Craig hits
been a shipbuilder for years. His fa
ther, John Craig, F.r., was a shipbuilder
before him, and his son was brought
up in tho business. The father still
i takes great interest in the business,
but has retired. ,
The Craig company owned a largo
plant at Toledo, Ohio, for years, and
these turned out a large number of the
big vessels now plying on the lakes as
well as several now working up and
down the Pacific coast. Among the
latter may be mentioned the Indian
apolis, the fastest vessel on the I'uget
sound run; the Iroquols and Chippewa,
on tho Victoria run; tho Meteor and
Redondo, which have been frequent
callers at Han Pedro, and tho Buckman
and tho Watson, which are operated
between San Francisco and Seattle.
Long Beach Secures Plant
A few years ago tho company sold
out its Toledo plant, deciding to move
westward and southward, where a
glowing future In shipping was fore
aeen. There ensued a friendly struggle
between various cities to secure tho
plant. San Diego and Wilmington
each hoped to gain the coveted prize,
but at an enthusiastic public meeting
held at Long B»ach nearly $100,000 wag
raised one afternoon by subscription
to pay for desirable acreage along th"
new Long Beach harbor, to be donated
to the CralgS as a- site. This move
proved successful, and a contract be
tween John Craig, sr., John F. Craig
and the Los Angeles Dock and Terml
i nal company, makers of tho Long
Beach harbor, was signed soon after
-1 ward.
| The sito comprises between thirty
five and forty acres on channel No. 8,
the principal channel of the harbor.
The ground is near tho ocean entrance
and but a short distance from the im
mense bascule bridge which the Salt
Lake Railway company built across
the mouth of the harbor at a cost of
$2M,U00, in compliance with the war
department's order. The securing of
the plant was recognized as a big
boost for the harbor, as it is expected
to draw other enterprises this way.
Two score carloads of machinery wero
shipped here from the east, a number
of buildings were put up, including of
fice building, foundry, machine shop
and electrical building; a bulkhead i
was put in along the waterfront and
work was begun on shipways and a !
dry dock. The first contract given tho
new company was for a huge elec
trical suction dredger for tile Western
Marino Dredging company, which had
contracted to complete the dredging
for the tlock and terminal company.
The launching of tho hull of this
dredger was an event. Soon came tin-
announcement that President <~'rais
had secured a contract to build a
STGjpOO seagoing- tug for the Western
Pacillc Railway company. The tug
was built, successfully launched, taken
to San Francisco and is In use, bea^ig
the name Vergil Bogue. The tug was
built for much less money than the
amounts named in the bids of San
Francisco and other northern ship
New Corporation Launched
The benefits accruing from the con
trol of freight steamers, as explained
to local business men by Air. Craig and
his father, aroused local sentiment to
the extent that within the past fow
I months Long Beach citizens have suc
ceeded in capitalizing a new corpora
tion, tho Western Steam Navigation
company, which has awarded to tho
Craig company a contract to build a
steel steamship for both freight and
passenger service at a cost of $195,000.
R. H. Swayno and J. O. Hoyt, San
Francisco shipping agents, are inter
ested, and George H. Bixby, P. K.
Hatch and Stephen Townsend are
among the local men who have certi
fied their confidence in the project by
investing heavily In it. A. M. Shook,
representative of the Navigation com
pany, is enthusiastic over the shipping
business and has interested many
others here in the present project.
About the time that the steel for the
Western Navigation company's ship
was ordered President Craig learned
of the determination of the Hammond
T,umber company of San Francisco to
build a freight steamer. Being able
to offer a low bid. by reason of having ]
specifications and patterns on hand,
be secured a contract to build a vessel
,'ilniijst exactly liko the ono already
contracted for, the only difference be
ing In the length and in tho cabin ar
The keel of the Welters Navigation
company's ship is more than half laid
and the work is progressing as rapidly
as is possible. Delays in recent ship
ments of slecl and a shortage of skilled
workmen have .somewhat delayed mat
ters. President Craig is now in the
oast, securing a number of trained
shipbuilders, who formerly were em
ployed by him in the east. He is ex
pected to return next week.
The ship being built for the Navi
gation company Is to be 260 feet long,
with 42 feet bourn and a molded depth
of mi feet. It will have a capacity
for carrying 1,500,000 feet of lumber,
and also sixty-four first class and lifty
seven second-class passenger*. The
ship wil bo used for coastwise traffic,
and with two exceptions it will bo the
largest craft entering south coast har
bors. Tt will take tlio place of the
Redondo, which recently was sold, as
M was i|<>t (if sufficient size to fill the
demands of traffic.
The new steamer, which will bo built
entirely of steel, will have trlplo ex-
Big Shipbuilding Plant at Long Beach
Busy Turning Out Seagoing Vessels
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Upper left —View along keel of ship being built for the Western Navi.
gation company.
Lower left—Blocks ready for keel of ship being built for the Hammond
Lumber company.
Upper right—One of immense machines which shape and cut steel
plates as if they were paper.
Lower right—One of the buildings of the Craig Shipbuilding company.
I panaion, surface condensing engines,
■ IS, :!0 and 50 Inches in diameter by a
' 36-inch stroke, developing 4r>oo Indicated
hone power. ' The vessel will have a
speed of 12V4 knots, or 340 lnnd miles a
i day. It will he equipped with a steam
steering device, steam hoist and steam
! windlass, an electric light plant and
searchlight, and possibly wireless. It
will comply with all the regulations of
I the United States Inspectors and the.
I American Bureau of Shipping.
More than half of the keel has hcon
laid, in steel plates live-eighths of an
; inch thick, which have been cut,
: punched and shaped in the heavy
machines at the plant. The plates are
bolted together temporarily, and after
all are set will be riveted together.
Compressed air is used.
Two giant traveling cranes carry the
steel plates from the railway spur
tracks to the machines, and from the
! machines to the ways, where they are
put in place. The plates are handled
at the machines by skilled workmen
of long experience.
Just east of where the keel is being
laid fnr this ship blocks have been set
in place for the Hammond company's
vessel. It is to be 266 feet long, with
the same beam and molded depth as
the other. The cost of this ship will
be $226,000. It will not be equipped for
carrying passengers. It will have
triple expansion engines.
The ship ways are nn platforms built
on piling. A hung floating drydook is
being completed at the ship plant. It
is being built in sections which re
semble gigantic boxes of exleremely
strong construction. Two of these sec
tions have been launched, and there
will he at least seven mere. Bach
section measures about 1(10x40 feet.
One of the invaluable men about the
plnnt is A. K. Hudson, Who for yen's
has been tho designer and draughts
man of the company. It is no small
"thing to prepare the specifications for
a great vessel. Mr. Hudson numbers
every section that will be needed in
the craft. Each section then is stamped
with tho number and the "row" in
which it is to go. Some Interesting
model 3 may be seen in the designing
room. One of them is a model for a
yacht which was built by the company
j at Toledo for Judge Longworth, father
of Nicholas Longworth of Cincinnati.
Tho Craig 1 company manufacturer all
the engines used in the vessels it
builds. Tho foundry is very complete,
Channel to Be Deepened
The fact that while the. ships now
under way aro being built the harbor
channel must bo deepened to permit of
their passage out to sea is interesting.
The Dock and Terminal company re
cently sold to the city $200,000 worth of
water frontage, and in the contract It
was provided that the channel was to
be deepened to a certain extent within
a set time. There is no occasion to
doubt that tho contract will be ful
filled and tho ocean entrance he of suf
ficient depth to allow tho passage of
biff ships before those now building are
completed. The Hammond ship now
building is to be completed ill eight
months, and the other vessel probably
will be finished at about the same time.
President Craig is a man of less than
middle age, extremely active, ac
quainted with every detail of the work
that goes on inside his big plant, but
modest and retiring. Ho and his fam
ily have received a warm welcome into
Long Beach society. Mr. Craig at
tributes what skill and knowledge he
may have of the art of building ships
to his father's teachings. Hoth father
and son are extremely enthusiastic
regarding the future of Southern Cali
fornia and the advance of shipping in
this vicinity, particularly with the
opening of the Panama canal. They
regard Los Angeles as a progressive,
up-to-date city, and, liko the men who
came here with the company, are
strongly impressed with tho attractive
ness of Southern California as a, place
to live, as well as an important com
mercial district.
President Craig's right-hand men in
the plant are, besides Mr. Hudson, H.
P. Tobey, secretary of the company;
A. L. Becker, general superintendent,
and Herbert La France, yard foreman.
Police Arrest Masher Who Has Been
Annoying Women at Some
of Smaller Theaters
]■:. i,. Dlckson, a well dressed young
man, who was arrested Friday night
for annoying women in moving picture
shows in South Main street, pleaded
guilty in police court yesterday to a
charge of disturbing the peace, pre
ferred by Miss Mania and was com
mitted to Jail for sentence Monday.
According to the police a number of
complaints were made by proprietors
of tho theaters in South Main street
that women in the darkened places were
molested by a young man who would
sit near them and grasp them by the
arms and otherwise annoy them.
Two plain clothes officers were de
tailed to investigate, and traced the
"masher" to the»Olympic theater, where
they saw him take a seat next to Miss
Taylor. They watched him closely and
noticed him grasp the young woman
by the arm. Later tho patrolmen saw
Miss Taylor move to another seat and
a few moments later Dickson followed
her. In an instant she pulled a long
hat pin from her head and told him to
move away or she would jab him with
it. Tho officers then steped forward
and placed Dickson under arrest.
■» »•
Joseph Lyman, who lacked but a few
weeks of being 99 years old, was found
di-ad in bed in his room at 524 South
Hill street yesterday morning. Tho
cause of death was asphyxiation by gas.
Tho odor of the escaping gas was de
tected early yesterday morning, and it
is thought that he turned on the gas
'accidentally after extinguishing the
light. . .
Mr. Lyman was a former contractor
and buildo/ of Quincy, 111., and cam*
to Los Artfeeles eleven years ago, since
which time he resided at tho address
where he died. He had no relatives.
Several of his old-time friends have
arranged for the funeral service, which
will be held Tuesday! at 2 o'clock at the
chapel of Dexter Samson. The body
will be sent to Quincy to bo buried be
sido the bodies of his wife and chtl
ilien. There will bo no inquest. The
coroner will sign a ccrtiilcto of death.
Elimination of Party Lines Means of
Bringing Good Government
Into Power, Says
The Jefferson club celebrated its first
anniversary yesterday at the weekly
luncheon at the Hollenbeck hotel and
then adjourned to the B. P. Coulter
building, where officers were elected
for the ensuing year.
At the luncheon Vice President Al
bert Chapelle presided in tin: absence
of President I. P. Dockweller, Speeches
were made by Charles Wellborn, mem
ber of the police commission; Judge
John D. Works, president of the city
council; Joseph Scott, president of
both the chamber of commerce and
board of education; T. 11. Kirk and
Judge H. C. Dillon.
Mr. Wellborn advocated nonpartl
panship in municipal affairs, without
departing from the Joffersonian prin
clplei. Judge Works said in part:
"I know no difference between a
Democrat and a Republican in mu
nicipal affairs. It was in the uniting
of the two parties that we have the
present economic and good government
city officials. But i' cannot be expect
ed that the government of a city can
rise higher than the public sentiment.
No one needs to approach m<j nn any
bribery or crookedness without expect
ing to I" 1 thoroughly exposed. Hut it
is not reasonable that any nine men
ran thoroughly regenerate a big city
like Ivs Angeles."
Joseph Boot! made one of his force
ful speeches regarding the school sys
tem in Los Angeles.
The following officers were elected:
President, Judge [>. K. Trask; first
vice president, Charles Wellborn; sec
ond vice president. Prof. T. H. Kirk;
third vice president, J. P. Chandler;
fourth vice president, Col, P. P. Firey;
treasurer, Harrington Brown: secre
tary, H. M. McDonald; asistant sec
retary, John D. Roche. The directors
are as follows: 11. C. Dillon, \V. O.
Morton, J. Wilbur Cate, D. K. Trask,
F P Firey, William F. Palmer, J. D.
Roche, H. A. Handley, I. B. Dock
weller, Walter F. Dunn, w. J. Jarrott,
Charles Wellborn, Henry M. McDon
ald, R. F. Del Valle. J. M. White, T.
H. Kirk, Timothy Ppallaey, Jeff P.
Chandler, Mattison 15. Jones, Albert
Chapelle, Dr. Z. T. Malaby, O. K.
Farislr, D. M. Hammack, Harrington
Brown, Dr. S. Y. Van Meter.
Two Private Cars Are Used to Convey
Parties Organized by Local
Mr. and Mrs Edward Ij. Dohony w ill
leave tonight In their private cars Es
telle and Constitution with a large
party of friends to visit tho San Joa
quln valley oil fields.
Those who accompany thorn are Col.
and Mrs. Maurire Gifford, of Boothby
hall, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England;
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Monslicad
of San Francisco, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Welsh of Fresno, Dr. and Mrs. George
Martyn of Fresno, Dr. and Mrs. Nor
man Bridge, Mr. and Mrs. .T. Crampton
Anderson, C. A. Canfield, J. A. Graves
and I*. A. McCray.
Real Estate and Classified
More Than Two Million Cubic Feet of
Earth Will Be Raised In Con
struction of Port lm«
One of tho largest contracts for
dredging ever entered into and which
probably will do as much as any other
one thing to improve San Pedro harbor
was closed yesterday, tho North Ameri
can Dredging company and the Outer
Harbor Dock and Wharf company be
ing the two parties to the agreement.
Between March 1, 1310, and Juno 1,
1911, the North American Dredging
company has agreed to dig out tho
eastern and western channels of tho
Miner fill at San Pedro harbor. More
than 2,000,000 cubic.feet of earth will bo
raised to make a channel sufficiently
deep to float the largest liners ana to
construct a lir.st class wharf.
Work will be begun March 1 on both
the eastern and western channels, tho
former being 400 feet wide and 5500 feet
long, whilo tho dimensions of the latter
are 600 by 6000 feet.
Situated a little to the southwest of
Deadman's island and projecting di
rectly Into the ocean, the wharf prom
ises to bo ono of the safest and most
convenient landings on the Pacifl<
coast. After rounding the end of tha
lonif breakwater the dork, protected as
it will be from storms, will offer a most
convenient landing.
"I see no reason," .said Secretary
(luthridse of tho North American Dreg-
Ing company, "why the proposer;
wharves should not be as good. If nol
better, than any on the Pacific coast."
Although it Is known that the pieeo
of work will be one of the most ex
pensive of its kind ever contemplated
no Intimation of the cost of dredgins
per cuU yard mi Riven out.
"While we are unable to state tha
Guthrldgo in speaking of the contract,
"I will say the undertaking will cost
hundred! of thousands of dollars. The
work will be done in deep water. In,
some places the dredger working a.
depth of twenty-five feet and the earth,
Is very difficult to handle,"
Nnmerous homings made by the com
pany have revealed the fact that the
earth in which the dredger must work
varies In quality, although no great
difficulties arc looked for. Two and
possibly three machines will be kept
constantly at work and employment I
given to more than 100 persons.
About 7000 feet of wharfage probably
will bo ready for use within the next
eighteen months, when the first wharf
projecting into the ocean ever built
on the Pacific coast is completed.
If the price paid by the government
to the North American Dredging com
pany for deepening the entrance to the
channel In similar ground should be
50 cents a cubic yard the enterprise
would cost close to $1,000,000. It is be
lieved the work will be done at a much
lower cost, and 27 cents a cubic yard
is the figure which many believe will
bo paid.
Work Rushed on Fill
Work is being rushed on the fill by
the cutting down of Jv'ob Hill, nearly a .
mile away. A big steam shovel is used
in cutting down the hill, and the earth.
is hauled to the fill over the Pacific
Electric tracks by a steam locomotive
in specially constructed dump cars.
Other projects are on foot to takn down
other hills in order to get earth for tho
enormous fill which will make land for
factories and warehouses.
The concession was secured from tho
old city of San Pedro in 1906 by Ran
dolph 11. Miner, who organized th«
Outer Harbor and Dock company to
improve it. Controlling interest in this
corporation was recently acquired by
the Union Oil company, and it is un
derstood that a part of the fill will be
used for the terminals of this concern.
i m the outer end of the fill the city
of Han Pedro reserved 1000 feet oC
frontage, and two streets leading to it.
This frontage will revert to tho city
of Los Angeles.
It is believed the work is being rushwl
in order that the company may comply
with a contract With the. American-
Hawaiian Steamship company to fur
nish docks at which the big steamers of
that company may unload freight for
J.o.s Ancreli s, received from the Atlan
tic via the Tehunntepec route, although
no official announcement of such a con
tract has been made.
Easterner Accused of Bigamy Will Be
Detained Pending Arrival
of Officers
Karl yon do, Hagen, who claims to b*
a Gorman count, and who was arrested
several 'days ago, accused of being a
bigamist wanted in New Jersey, \va»
arraigned in Police Judge Frederick
son's court yesterday on a charge of
being a fugitive from justice. His ball
was fixed at $10,000 pending his prelim
inary examination, which was set for
January 24. This step is a, mero tech
nicality to hold the prisoner until an
officer from Hoboken, N. J., arrives to
take the count east for trial.
Yon do Hagen is alleged to havn mar
ried Miss Rcgina Viehelmann of 2501
Third avenue, New York, in Hoboken,
two years ago, and then without having
obtained a divorco married Miss Pearl
Fischer, daughter of a wealthy retired
Chicago grocer now living at 945 South
Ronnie Brae street. The lattor cere
mony was performed in October, 1909.
The accused admitted ho had lived
with Beveral women in the eastern city,
and declared his marriage with Miss
Viehelmann was not legal because ho
did not have a license and owing to tha
tact that tho ceremony was performed
on Sunday.
The University of Southern California
will continue during the second semes
tor to hold Saturday classes for teach
era Prof. James Main Dixon will offer
two course* on early English, one on.
early English poetry and another on
grammar. Those special courses will
be open to "amateur" students, and It
is believed many will take advantage *f
the opportunity they give lor study of
our language during one i>C its most
interesting formative pert
The Angel-s grill lias excellent serv«
Ice and better food. Fourth and Spring,

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