Part ll—Pages 9 to 16
VALUES IN SOIL
Two Hundred Delegates Attend
Convention Here Under State
CROP CULTIVATION SYSTEMS
Professor Norton Explains Man
agement of Citrus Ground
in Fall and Winter
The soil convention opened in the
Chamber of Commerce yesterday under
the auapiceß of the University of Cali
fornia. It is of great importance to
the horticultural and agricultural in
terests of Southern California. It will
continue through the week, closing Fri
day. The sessions today and during
the week will be held in Ulanchard hall.
Prof E J Wlckson, dean of the
college of agriculture at Berkeley, pre
sided at the sessions yesterday and
made the opening address.
Two hundred hortlculturallsts and
agriculturists were present and lis
tened to the interesting addresses bear
ing on the conditions of soil for pro
pagating various crops.
BOIL VALUES FOB CROPS
"Physical Features of Polls which
Influence Their Ability to Feed Crops"
was the subject of Dr. F. H. King of
Madison, Wls. He spoke of the effect
of water in the 801 l and uttered a
warning against the excessive use of
sodium nitrate for fertilizer, pointing
out that It leaves in the soil a black
alkali which in time will prove ex
tremely harmful. He regards surface
irrigation practically useless with Its
evaporation and passing over the soil
without depth of moisture. He advo
cates the storing of water In the win
ter. He claims that thirty feet of
gravel will store ten feet of clear water
which cannot evaporate.
Prof J. H. Norton spoke on "The
Management of Citrus Orchard Soil
During Fall and Winter Months."
Regret was expressed that Dr. Cyril
O. Hopkins of the University of Illinois
was called home on account of the
serious illness of his wife. Dr. Hop
kins is one of the greatest agricul
tural authorities in the world.
In the Riverside district the party
spent four days beginning September
ZO; another day around San Bernardino,
Highland and Redlands, and a day be
tween Rlalto and Los Angeles. They
devoted one day to the district of Snnta
Paula and spent another in the beet
fields between Huntlngton Park and
VAMJABIB DATA FOB RANCHERS
The scientific investigations of the
different conditions of the soil In South
ern California will be of great value
to the ranchmen qf Southern Califorla.
Dr. C. B. Upman, soil bacteriologist
of the college of agrlcultur at Berkeley,
will make a specialty of discussing
bacteriological conditions of the soil.
Prof. Norton will discuss citrus cul
There will be an exhibit of 801 l ma
chinery In the building north of the
Chamber of Commerce.
The special feature of the exhibition
yesterday was the Mould board plow.
Today the disc plows will be on ex
hibition. Wednesday the disc cultiva
tors will be shown and various types
of cultivators will be the principal fea
ture. Friday seed and fertilizer drills
will be shown.
This morning at 9:30 o'clock Prof. A.
J. Cook will preside.
ROLLS TO BE DUPLICATED
The board of supervisors granted the
requ»»i'. of County Assessor Hopkins
yesterday that a duplicate copy be
made of the county assessment rolls
for the last two years and be kept
separate from those in the assessors'
office so that the county would not
lose the roll In case of fire. The cost
of making another copy will be between
$700 and $800. An additional copy of
the rolls was made two years ago, but
the county assessor desires to bring it
up to date. The additional clerks re
quired to do the copying have been
HALT ACCEPTANCE OF
DETENTION HOME PLANS
Acceptance of the plans for the build
ing of»the county detention home at
Yale and Alvarado streets were held
up yesterday because'of a difference of
opinion between the city and county
relative to the size of the lot on which
the home is to be built.
Sixteen feet on the Tale side and
eight feet on the Alpine side of the
street are claimed by the city. The
board of supervisors desire this much
of these streets vacated.
Supervisors Pridham, McCabe and
Manning were appointed yesterday to
meet as a committee the street alley
committee of the city council and en
deavor to have the vacation made.
INCREASES 232 PER CENT
Census Bureau Announces Crown
City Has 30,291 Residents
WASHINGTON, Oct. B.—Population
figures as enumerated by the census
bureau were made public tonight, as
- Pasadena, Cal., 30,291, an Increase of
21,174, or 232.2 per cent, as compared
with 9117 in 1900. . . ! .
• "Washington ' (Washington county),
Pa., 18,778, compared with 7670 in 1900.
i ] State of Delaware 202,322. , This Is an
Increase of 17,587, or 9.5 per cent, over
184,733 In 1900, when the twelfth census
showed an Increase of 16,242, or 9.6 per
cent, during the , previous ten years.
San Jose, Cal., 23,946, an Increase of
7446, or 34.6 per cent, over 21,500 in 1900.
Chattanooga, Term., 44,604, an In
crease of 14,450, or 47.9 per cent, over
30,154 in 1900.
Lincoln, Neb., 43,973, an increase of
3804, or 9 5 per cent, over 40,169 In 1900.
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automobfa. I through . want advertising, , a* It
ur-d, to ' tii and i •till la— ••euro • harat
Dr. F. H. King, Soil Expert Who
Spoke at the Convention Yesterday
GAME OF WAR IS
California Guardsmen Given Day
of Instruction Under the
> Hot Sun
CAMP ATASCADERO, Oct. 3.—Un
der a sweltering sun the California Na
tional Guard got their first day of in
struction on the flat In the morning,
and In clambering over the hills In the
afternoon. It was hard work, and the
man who fails to ■ bleep tonight must
have an uneasy conscience. %'/4
The Infantry regiments drilled In bat
talions in close order in the morning
and were given - simple problems In
concentration and outpost duties In the
' afternoon. At least one battalion be
came lost in marching through the
chapparal to concentrate at a point
near Myers, ■ and their brethren are
merry tonight ■ therefore. That more
were not lost is an evidence that the
officers know how to read maps and
march by them, as the country in this
vicinity Is very thickly wooded and
rugged. . ■
The National Guard signal companies
were present through two instruction
periods by Lleuts. Beck and Prosser,
while Major J. A. Gaston, assisted by
Lieut. Clarence Liinlnger, gave .the
three cavalry troops , practical instruc
tion in patrol, reconnaissance and mes
The test ride was concluded today
without a single officer being found
deficient in stamina. '
The Eighth and Thirtieth regular In.
fantry were sent out this morning to
solve the old problem of brushing aside
an inferior mounted force without
being delayed. ■• This is one of the most
valuable things for a commanding of
ficer to know. Many battles have been
lost because the superior force allowed
itself to be held by a handful of cav
alry while the cavalry's infantry sup
ports seized the time thereby : gained
to intrench. -
Infantry regiment* thought them
selves pitted against each other today.
The result was that the cavalry, in at
least one ; case, succeeded in stopping
the Infantry and causing It to deploy.
CELTIC CLUB TO RESUME
ITS MONTHLY MEETINGS
The Celtic club of Lob Angeles, after
its usual summer recess, will resume
its monthly meetings Wednesday, Oc
tober 5, with a banquet at Christo
pher's, at which the four members of
the club who were nominated as Judges
will preside. Miss Gavin Craig, Frank
Flnlayson, H. H. Rose and Paul Mc-
Cormiclc are the judges.
Prof. R. F. Roberts, recently of Chi
cago, will have charge of an interest
ing musical program. The program
will consist of songs by R. O. Roberts,
one of the leading singers in the Ma
sonic fraternity; Fred McPherson, and
James P. Bums, with Mrs. George E.
Franklin at the piano. Miss May
Ruchhoffer, an elocutionist, will alng
LOS ANGELES HERALD
TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 4, 1010.
Three Sailors Supposed Drowned
in New Hampshire Disaster
NEW YORK, Oct. 3.—Three sailors
included In the tentative list of those
drowned In the swamping of a barge
being towed to the battleship New
Hampshire on Saturday night reported
Three others of the "probably
drowned" and eight of the missing
were heard from. This cuts the list of
probable dead to twenty-three, with
eight missing—thirty-one in all.
Those of the "probably drowned"
found safe are J. A. Bonnock of Green
Creek, N. J.; T. A. Bonsall, Philadel
phia; James Greene, Cleveland, O.; E.
W. Seber, Chicago; E. J. Turner, East
Liverpool, O.; N. Blight, Roxbury,
The eight from the missing list to be
heard from are A. D. Winnell, Boston;
E. A. Herbert, Connecticut; L. T. John
son, Wilmington, Del.; J. A. Legele,
Tacoma; J. E. Van Peer, Paterson, N.
J.; J. D. Mahoney, Wilmington, Del.;
A. R. Chambers, Worcester, Mass.; G.
S. Thompson, Bloomingdale, N. T.
Two other drownlngs among sailors
of the fleet occurred today. One of the
crew of the Kansas, believed to have
been Eugene Audit, gave his life in
paving a young woman visitor to the
Tonight a sailor cleaning the side of
the ship Solace lost his balance and
was swept under the vessel by the tide.
His name was not learned.
Grappling for the lost New Hamp
shire men brought no results today.
One sailor's body was found, but exam
ination showed it to be that of Joseph
V. Dudley, a coal passer from the re
pair ship Panther. He had been miss
ing since September 28.
Memorial services for the dead were
held on the New Hampshire this after
The board Investigating the disaster
has not finished its work.
BURY RENOWNED MINISTER
OF PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
CLEVELAND, Oct. B.—The Rev. Dr.
Samuel P. Sprecher, renowned for
having brought about the revision of
the Presbyterian creed, was burled
At the 1900 convention of the Pres
byterian church In St. Louis he made
a speech that brought the conserva
tive section over to the progressive
side. j_*.ter, with former president
Benjamin Harrison and others he re
vised the creed. He died Saturday.
COLLISION DAMAGES BHIPS
KOBE, Japan, Oct. B.—The American
steamer Siberia, from San Francisco
September 13, by way of Honolulu for
Hongkong, was in collision today with
the Tomashima Maru, a Japanese ves
sel, and was slightly damaged. The
other craft suffered severely.
Frank R. Willis Finds Humane
Treatment of Convicts Be
CRIMINALS TAUGHT TRADES
In Colorado Prisoners Work on
Roads and Are Given Part
of the Earnings
That the public Is becoming more
rational in its treatment of criminals
is the opinion Frank R. Willis, Judge
of one of the criminal departments of
the Los Angeles county superior court,
brought back with him from the east,
where he has Just completed a visit
of six weeks.
He found a general betterment in the
treatment of prisoners in the many
penitentiaries and reformatories he in
spected, and he is firm in the belief
that a municipal farm for petty of
fenders and a model state reformatory
for criminals serving their first terms
are greatly to be desired.
Among the institutions the Jurist
visited were those at Canon City,
Colo.; Charlestown, Mass.; Jollet, 111.;
Elmira, N. V.; Anamosa, la., and San
Quentln, Cal., where he stopped on the
"The penitentiary at San Quentin,"
said Judge Willis, "is about as good as
any in the United States, and it is
being Improved all the time. The new
wing, containing 850 cells, and now un
der course of construction, will remedy
the defect of having more than one
man in a cell.
"At Elmira, N. V., the Inmates are
being taught useful trades, everL such
high-classed occupations as printing
and bookbinding. The illiterate prison
ers also are being instructed. Many
who could neither write nor read when
they were sent there a year ago are
LEARNED A TRADE
One prisoner there, a Russian, wrote
a letter to the warden, saying that he
was glad he had been sent there, as
he has acquired an education since
being incarcerated, and he feels now
that when he is liberated he will be
come a useful American cHizen.
"At Anamosa, lowa, there is a plan
for paying the prison/rs for any labor
they may perform after regular hours.
By that a man can lay aside from $8
to $15 a month and have something
to start life upon when he finishes his
"In a Pennsylvania institution,
where the same saheme is being used,
one man, seat up^r eleven years, and
who still haa seventeen months to
serve, has a bank account of $140.0.
"Public interest in effenders is shown
by the improvement in prisons. At
Charlestown, Mass., part of the prison
is 100 years old., The cells are mere
holes In the stone. This is being
changed to separate rooms for the men.
In the new cells they have electric
lights, musical instruments, books,
mechanical Instruments, the privilege
to arrange the apartment as much
like home as possible, and In addition
are given good ventilation.
PUT ON THEIR HONOR
"The men who are accorded the
greatest amount of freedom are the
ones who are most easily controlled.
That is especially true of Canon City,
Colo, where the prisoners work on the
roads, take pride in their work and are
paid 35 cents a day. None try to
"It is only right that the prisoners
should be given some remuneration for
their work, because otherwise when
they end their sentences they have
only the $5 given them by the prison
authorities, together with a cheap suit
which is as much a mark of their
previous confinement as if they still
were clad in striped garments, and a
ticket by the cheapest route to the
place where they were sentenced. By
the new rule the men are able to do
as they please when liberated. Why,
in some eastern penitentiaries they can
pick from four or five grades of cloth
ing and have a suit made by some
fellow prisoner who is a tailor that
cannot be told from the work of any
"At Cleveland, Ohio, there is a
municipal farm which does away with
the chain gang. There the men are
given the chance to brace up and re
tain their self-respect."
While away Judge Willis visited his
aged mother at Cedar Rapids, lowa,
and passed two hours at North Adams,
Mass , where he was born and which
his parents left while he was a mere
babe in arms. Nevertheless, he took
interest in a brief inspection of the
home of his fathers, the house having
been built in 1812 and being the place
where both his father and his grand
father were born.
ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
Annual Meeting by an
The Los Angeles Architectural club
held Its annual meeting and election
of officers In the Union Trust building
last night. F. J. Frauenfelder was
elected president, Frank L. Stiff vice
president, and Otto Janssen treasurer.
One hundred members were present.
A smoker and general entertainment
followed the election of officers.
The club was formed to bring the
employers and employes in closer touch
with each other. It lias now 150 mem
bers. Student clnsses, under compe
tent instructors, have been formed, In
structing the younger and least experi
enced members in the various branches
of architectural work. Prominent
among these classes is the sketch
class," with J. T. Vawter as instructor.
Outdoor sketching in lead pencil and
water cplors constitutes its work. It
was organized August 30 and has
grown rapidly in membership.
The life class, organized beptembt-r
23, with twenty-six members, under the
leadership of A. F. Rosenheim, Is one
of the important branches of the club.
Prizes are given for best work and at
tendance. A steel class will be organ
ized this month.
The architectural club has an orches
tra organised among Its members.
A RICH HARVEST
Burglars Loot Show Windows of
Chinese Store and In
LOOT IS VALUED AT $1764
Pass Key Thief Enters 14 Offices
in Union Trust Building
but Gets Little
Two burglaries were reported to the
detectives yesterday as having taken
place Sunday night. The loot stolen
was valued at $1764.50. Also, a report
of a pass key thief entering fourteen
offices in the Union Trust building at
Fourth and Spring streets, was made
to the deteceives yesterday.
By smashing a large plate glass win
dow in the store of the Sing Fat Curio
company at 548-550 South Broadway,
thieves were enabled to steal Chinese
gold and Jade Jewelry valued at $764.50,
which was on display in the window.
The glass was broken with a heavy
instrument which had been padded.
That the Job was done by a profes
sional is evidenced by the fact that
the greater part of the glass foil on
the inside of the window and not on
It is believed by those working on
the robbery that the persons respon
sible for the Sing Fat robbery are
those who smashed the window at the
Donovan-Seamans Jewelry store at
Third and Spring streets a few weeks
ago escaping with loot valued at $600.
The Indian Village display windows,
located near Eastlake park, were
broken Into in the same manner as
that of the Sing Fat establishment,
and $1000 worth of Navajo rugs and
blankets. Indian bracelets and curios
stolen. The theft was reported to the
detective bureau yesterday by Antonio
Apache, manager of the village. Only
the best Navajo rugs In the stock were
stolen From a close Investigation of
the grounds it appears that the rob
bers carted away their loot in a wagon.
Fourteen offices in the Union Trust
building were entered by a pass key
thief during Saturday night and Sun
day morning, but nothing of great
value was stolen. The offices entered
were located on the sixth and seventh
floors nf the building. The desks in
the offices were pried open with a
Jimmy but nothing except stamps and
a small bit of change were secured
out of the fourteen offices. The matter
was reported tonhe detectives yester
day by A. S. Jones, manager of the
FOR DEFENSE OF COAST
Gen. Miles Says Aviation Impor
tant Factor in Warfare
DENVER, Oct. 3.—"The aeroplane
eventually will be a means of coast
defense," said Gen. Nelson A. Miles,
who arrived here yesterday.
. "Aeroplanes can be built by tne
score for what one battleship costs,'
he continued. 'Their use would cur
tall greatly the expense of building
coast defense vessels. When aero
planes can fly 100 miles out to sea ana
drop explosives over hostile fl' ets,
these fleets will be cautious about at
tacking a coast. And this condition
"Already any nation which goes to
war must reckon with the aeroplane.
They would be extremely advanta
geous in reconnoiterins, at.d when up
7000 feet would be practically immune
from injury by rifle shots."
EUROPEAN AVIATION MEETS
LOSE PROMOTERS' MONEY
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3.—The prin
cipal British and continental avUtion
meetings this year resulted in financial
losses to their promoters aggregating
$337,000, according .to a report to this
government by Consul eneral W. J.
McClunn of Glasgow, Scotland.
The losses were distributed among
aviation meetings as follows:
Lanark, $40,000; Bournemouth, $50,
--0- Black Pool, $75,000; Kheims, $100,
--0«0; and Nice, $110,000.
At the Lanark meet upwards of 200,-
COO persons paid admission. Most of
the big air men lost money at the
meeting, and the only results of value
in the recent flights in return for the
expense was the popular interest
aroused in the science.
THREE MEN IN BALLOON
FEAR DROWNING IN BAY
OAKLAND, Oct. 3.—Their ballast
exhausted, three men in the balloon
Diamond, which ascended here yes
terday, drifted over the bay at the
mercy of adverse wind currents. The
huge bag finally was carried toward
Hunter's Point, and descended in *
marsh. Capt. Van Tassell, its skippm-,
was thrown out by the impact in land
ing, but escaped injury.
HEBREWS WILL CELEBRATE
JEWISH NEW YEAR 5671
NEW YORK, Oct. 3.—The advent of
the Jewish new year, 5671 in the He
braic calendar, will be celebrated at
sunset this evening and tomorrow by
special services in all the temples of this
reformed Jews at the synagoguo of the
orthodox throughout the world.
The festival is known as Kosh-ha
sho-Nah, the beginning of the civil
year. With the single exception of
Yom Kippur, or the day of atonement,
which follows nuickly upon it, the fes
tival is more generally observed than
many of the other fetes in the Hebrew
During the celebration of Rosn-ha
sho-Nah, no work or business is done
'by the observing Jew. Penitence, char
ity and prayer are the essential fea
tures of the celebration. The services
at the temples and synagogues are
solemn and Impressive, and are gen
erally well atten '
10 Cases of Flan- 50 Pc- Cottage f r; 0
nelette 10c Yd. Set Dishes 1—
—Today—to introduce the —Blue willow, blue Copen
big variety of other good hagcn, blue Cattle and Vase
flannels that are here and Scenery. Splendid Force
ready for you to choose lain dishes to select from,
from. —A special feature, Fifth
—Pink, light blue, cream floor, $5.50.
white, light gray and dark so . piece Sets Austrian
gry 1..1 -, i ♦ in China at $7.75
-Today, while it lasts-lOc _. dpcoratlons The set Includes
a yard. Bread and Butter Plates, not
Velour Flannel* ISc—Soft, fluffy, <Jeop butter chips.
rich shades that run like a wave _
of tho sea into the very deaths of The Indian Tree ;
color and beauty. t» _ _*:.».« en r\/* 41 K ftfl
Outlnp Flannels y lOc-Double faced Decoration— $15.00
stripes and checks, gray, blue and —Silicon Chlna--72-plece, $19.25;
brown. 100-piece, $28.50. . The famoUß
Teazledown Flannel Reversible. ripporatlon
28 inches wide—stripes and checks. uw,ui«uuu.
"■WET 1 lv/*"- In "olld color-re " M 6re Enamel ware
Canton Flannel 10c—Bleached and un- £y I _^__
bleached, fine weave. ■ • - _, -
Embroidered Flannel* *1—32 inches UpoHir I nf!?lV
wide, all wool, pure white, scalloped IVCCIVJ^y I \J\mj
and hemstitched. . . i ——^—^
Flannel Slilrtlngs 20c—32 inches wide, TL^ -___,* I-,*- 3 t OK C
fine stripes and checks, white twill ThOSe great IOtS at
pounds. 50 c and 75c have been aug-
Flannel sblrtintr 75e— Pure wool. A fine """ -, , , , i , °
weave _32 inches wide—very dainty mented and added to.
colorings and patterns. 76c yard. —It's, a fine opportunity to buy
33 inch White Flannel 48c—ah wool— kitchen utensils and save. and
the Ballardvale weave-great vah£ ip erfect whlte and blue and
Embro'u dnTs enroled tn^rs^! ' white enamelware. Hundred, of
over patterns. pieces 'way under worth—2sc.
perrin Gloves pird Cages
for Fall Wear A F ea ture
—Most perfect fitting, most *— " _ On the 6th floor.
comfortable, most durable— X -japanned. |U»
because of the extreme care \m*^ *° *-75*
used in making them— tgmWtfm; Sj' -Brass, $1.75 to
—Perrln's Suede Chevrette Gloves $2.25— j 'IT IE ill [1 fi S3 00.
Two larsre pearl clasps. I TT TT 11 IB
—Ferrln'a 12-button French Kid Glove* J--H--- .IIL . rl —Breeding Cafes,
• $3.50—F0r % length sleeves. Black, t . "'''Ml 13 and $3.60.
white, champagne, tan and gray. nTHm 111 lift
—"Don't merely wear Gloves Wear Per- j JrWlfsffiKSSffl* —Round Parrot
rin Gloves." JmllßmmST- $3.25 and
New Street Car —— — *— 1
72 BisseU's ( (£1 HC
Go-CartS at $1.75 Carpet SweepersCpl. / J
' —They should go as fast as
-the light folding kind- ™, v camr n Bis
comfortable, Strong, easy sell's sweepers—the time and
rnrminsr and so handy -^ strength they save. - Clean
-*£«"?. in C°rts. %s^wn h sweeps Bissell's sweepers,
rubber tires and wicker sides. Others J1.70. -y\
»4.95 and $5.95. I
Do You Want a Sunken Garden?
Do You W^nt a Hill-Side Site?
You can get % contours, most fertile soil, and
other advantages that will make the finest gar
dens in the county at Verdugo Canyon. Beauti
ful view, salubrious climate, finest natural parks
in Southern California.
Landscape engineers and artists will say
Verdugo Canyon is the place for you.
35 minutes to city by electric line.
Large vil|a lots, low prices and easy terms.
You have only to see this property to say it
is the most charming place.
T_ ~ A DIDTT 17 *co nl°" Trait Bide.
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/ T^lli: \ or eliminate the possibility of them. But
/ >^2^^ \ we can guard loved ones against want while
/ ■fKiljf \we are suffering from an accident's effects.
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207-9-11 SOUTH BROADWAY
CHAMPIONS OF PURITY
COMING ON REFORM TOUR
Twenty Federation Members Will
Visit Cities in West
A party of twenty under the aus
pices of the American Purity federa
tion started from Chicago September
29 on a tour of reform through the
United States and Canada. The ob
ject Is stated by B. S. Steadwell, presi
dent of the federation, as follows:
"First to bring to those persons and
organizations throughout the territory
to be visited, who are battling so
fearlessly and nobly in the fight against
white slavery and the great evils in
their hight and for a better standard
of morality, the help which can only
come from conference and personal
touch with the American leaders in
those national movements."
Following is the provisional Itinerary
of the white slave and vice crusaders:
October 3; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Oc
tober 4: Reglna, Saskatchewan; Octo
ber 5: Calgary, Alberta; October 7:
Vancouver, B. C; October 8: Spokane,
Wash.; October 9-10: Seattle, Wash.;
October 11-12: Portland, Ore.; October
13-15: San Francisco; October 16: San
Jose, Cal.; October 18-19: Los Angeles;
October 20: Tucson, riz.; October 21:
El Paso, Tex.; October 23-24: Houston.
Tex- October 26-27: New Orleans; Oc
tober 28: Memphis, Term.: October 29:
St. Louts, Mo.;. October 30: arrive In
SHOWS BIG INCREASE
Sale of Stamps Last Month To
taled $113,352, a Gain of
About 13 PerCent
The monthly report of the postofflce
department in Los Angeles shows that
$113,352.10 was received from the sale
of postage stamps during September
against $100,507.69 in the same month
lust year, showing a net increase of
$12,844.41 or 12.77 per cent.
The number of pieces of mail reach
ing Los Angeles during September
cither misdirected or not addressed to
street and number, all of which were
searched through the postofnce, rity,
and the Home and Pacific Telephone
directories, Is 510,386. Of this mail, 70,
--072 pieces were sent to the correct ad
dresses or forwarded to points outside
of the city.
The correct addresses found and de
livered by city letter carriers were 161,
--641. The number of pieces sent to gen
eral delivery to await call were 278,
--653. The number of average pieces
searched through the daily directory
were 17.105. The number of callers at
the general delivery window, exclusive
of Sundays, were 161,478, with a dally
average of 6203. Twenty-nix hundred
thousand rive hundred and forty threi'
changes of addresses were riled with
the postofnce during September witU a
dally average of 811.
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