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WILL HELP SHE A WIDOW'S HOME Mayor Hopes Public Subscription' Will Keep Mrs. Vidal from Being Evicted LIST IS STARTED WITH $10 Boulevard for Autoists May Cost Mother and Family Their Only Home Sympathy ig working on behalf of Mrs. Dolores Vidal, G2<> Mission road, who Is about to lose her little homo, which Is her all, in order that wealthy automobilists may have a broad, pleasant boulevard to Pasadena. Sev eral warm-hearted persons called at the mayor's office yesterday after read ing' the pathetic story In The Herald and offered to donate small amounts. The mayor gave the warm-hearted vis itors the widow's address and urgod them to do what they could. Several asked if an organized effort was being made to collect the money necessary to lift the street assessment mortgage, but the mayor could not answer. Frank Henderson, the mayor's secre tary, wants to subscribe $5 or more toward such a fund. . The mayor hopes that If a sufficient amount Is not raised to take up the lien that some one will come forward and lend the widow the money neces sary to save her home at small in terest. That would at least give her a brief respite and stop the inexorable climbing up of the penalties. Mrs. Vidal owns a humble little home at 626 Mission road. She has no in come but the small wages of two young daughters, but with this little money she manager! to feed her family and pay the taxes on her property until the city council, previous to the one now In office, decided that the fiutomobilists needed a broad, beauti ful boulevard to Pasadena. To make this boulevard Mission road was widened and the property owner.--: within a certain assessment district forced to pay the cost. Mrs. Vidal was In this assessment district and her share of the cost was 5417. She tried to burrow the money, but could get 1t nowhere, and while she was trying to raise the amount it kept growing on her all the time; for penalties accrue fast on unpaid assessments. Scion th' 1 lii'n on her property was sold for 5512 and ntill It in growing. She has no moans of raising the money, and unless it is raised somehow shu and her family will have to ko out on the street, leaving the little home they worked so hard for to pay the assess ment for the broad, beautiful boulo vard for the rich. The Herald has received the sum of $:, (■ ,m one who wishes to bo put down aR T'A Friend" and who believes the public should help the widow save her home. THIEVES TAKE JEWELRY FROM ROOMS OF NURSES Police Investigate Crime of Bur glars at County Hospital Kurglars effected an entrance to the Nurses' home at the county hospital some time during Sunday night, ran sacked several rooms in the building, and stole jewelry and valuables val ued at $150. The thieves evidently en tered the building through the front door, as there was no evidence of uny of the windows being pried open. There are nurses on duty In the build ing at all hours of the day and night, but no one could be found who saw a person loitering about the place. Those whose rooms were looted were Miss G. H. Miller, Miss E. R. Great house and Miss G. H. Varble. The thefts are being investigated by the hospital authorities. Frank Finkenstien, proprietor of a pool hall at 113 Soutli Main street, re ported to the detectives yesterday that his place of business was robbed of t6O In caslfcand a quantity of cigars' and cigarettes some time Sunday night. The offices of the Earl Fruit com pany in the Citizens National bank building were entered Sunday night and a safe was opened and $70 in cash stolen. No clew was left as to the Identity of the robbers. The work ap peared to have been done by some one familiar with the combination of the safe. ■*«» BOY RUN DOWN BY AUTO ON WRONG SIDE STREET Lincoln Anderson, 16 years old, liv ing at 1069 West Thirty-first street, narrowly escaped serious injury yes terday morning at West Jefferson and Thirty-first streets, when he was struck and knocked down by an auto mobile. The boy had alighted from his bi cycle to repair some part of It at the side of the street. The automobile, bearing the number "171(i5," was on the wrong side of the street and run into liim. His bicycle was smashed and Anderson-bruised about the body. The driver of the automobile did not stop to ascertain the extent of the boy's iniuries, but drove on before his name could be ascertained. The automobile is booked to J. P. Brichette of Oakdale, but it is thought that it had been transferred. An ef fort is being made to find the present owner. NEGRO CHAUFFEUR CHARGED JOY RIDING BY EMPLOYER "Joy riding" is the technical charge preferred against "Minnie" Hays, a negro chauffeur, by Dan F. Hogan, manager of the Westlake stables. A complaint and warrant for the arrest of Hays was Issued yesterday (After noon by Deputy District Attorney Hill, Hays was dispatched by Hogan sev eral nights ago to go to a residence In Hollywood and get an automobile there and bring it to the stables. Hays, after getting the automobile, started to the stables, but before he reached there he met four other ne groes, whom he took out for a ride. Hogan alleges that the automobile was returned to the stables In a damaged condition; Mrs. Dolores Vidal, Her Three Grandchildren, and (Below) Home She Is Afraid Will Be Taken from Her. 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U. at that place that every person who attends her lecture shall have a j souvenir blossom from Southern Cal-1 ifornia. ! From Needles Mrs. Griffith will go to Chicago, where she will be the guest of Mrs. Mary E. Teats, national pur ity evangelist of the union, and then Mrs. Frances A. Powers of Norwalk, Ohio, will be her hostess for two weeks. Mrs. Powers will be remem bered as Miss Mary A. Stewart, former "V" secretary of California. Mrs. Griffith will make a number of addresses in Ohio before going to Bal timore, and after the convention with Its incidental trips will return home, stopping in Salt Lake City, where she was formerly engaged in temperance work. One evening of the convention will be called benefit night, and all state presidents whose states show a gain in membership over all losses may have an opportunity to speak as many minutes as their union has gained hun dreds of new members. STEAMER TAORMINA RELEASED NEW YORK, Oct. 24.—The steam ship Taormlna, from Genoa and Naples, which had been detained at quarantine since Saturday because of the death of a woman from cholera at sea, was released today and proceeded to Phila delphia. The steamship Innlsbrook also was released. LOS ANGELES HERALD TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 25, 1910. POLICE SERGEANTS ARE GIVEN LIEUTENANCIES D. L Adams and R. L. Heath Will Change Chevrons for Shoulder Straps Two sergeants were advanced to po sitions as lieutenants by the police commission last night. They are D. L. Adams and K. L. Heath. They were the only two on the civil service eligi ble list and the officers were needed, I so the men were appointed, although the commission would have liked a wider range of choice. Sergeants J. S. Curtain and Joseph Weherle were given emergency ap pointments as sergeants. They were regularly appointed once, but the civil Kervite commission canceled the list from which they were chosen because ; of irregularities in the examinatior). Commissioner WeUporn stated last \ night that he had been Informed the civil service departrment will not hold another examination for sergeants un til late In November because of a lack of funds. There are twenty vacancies for sergeants and the commission may have to appoint some more emergency men. ! The police force still has eighty-five vacancies for patrolmen and they are not applying half fast enough at_the civil service headquarters. Applicants between 21 and 32 years are wanted who are more than flve feet nine inches and can pass a physical te?t as well as a practical civil service examination. AQUEDUCT EMPLOYE HELD ON EMBEZZLEMENT OF $66 Joseph Gllmore, an aqueduct em ploye, was held to answer to the su perior court by Police Judge Chambers yesterday on a charge of felony em bezzlement. He was taken to the county Jail In default of $1500 ball. Gllmore Is said to have embezzled a check for $66.70, which was intrusted to his care by a fellow employe. Gll more was attempting to cash the check In payment for some clothes In a South Main street clothing store when he was arrested. INDORSE LOS ANGELES FOR Y.M.C.A. CONGRESS Ministerial Union Tries to Secure International Convention of 1913 for This City At the meeting of the Los Angeles Ministerial union yesterday the fol lowing officers were elected lor the ensuing term: The Rev. Charles M. Fisher, South Pasadena Presbyterian church, president; the Rev. Francis Ross, Harvard Heights United Pres byterian church, Vice president; the Rev. Herbert Weaver. First English Lutheran church, secretary and treas urer; the Rev. D. L. Jenkins of Los Angeles and the P,ev. Matt S. Hughes of Pasadena, executive committee. Following is the committee on cre dentials: The Revs. W. F. Fishburn, W. A. Knighten, W. Leon Tucker, Wil liam Davles and Jesse W. Ball. Members of the committee on tem perance are: The Revs. John Oliver, C. C. Pierce, C. W. Hawkins, Rerbert Fisher and Jesse McKnight. A resolution was adopted regarding the closing of the Los Angeles post offlce on Sundays, resulting from a communication read from the Lord's Day alliance of New York. The com mittee appointed to affiliate with a similar committee of the Church Fed eration to forward the movement. Is as follows: The Revs. W. A. Knighten, Hugh K. Walker, Warren F. Day and A. C. Smither. A resolution from the T. M. C, A. was adopted to exert every effort in the way of securing the International convention of the association for Los Angeles In 1913. In appreciation of the continual ser vice of the outgoing secretary and treasurer of the union, the Rev. D. L. Jenkins, for the past eight years, the Revs. Matt S. Hughes, W. F. Day and C. B. Locke were appoint'-il a committee to draw up resolutions to place before the union at Its next meeting. The speakers of the meeting were the Revs. Hugh K. Walker, pastor of Immanuel Presbyterian church, and W. Leon Tucker, pastor of Calvary Baptist church, who spnke on the world missionary conference. WOMAN ROBBED OF SHOES AND PURSE DURING PRAYER Thief Makes Haul in St. Vibiana's Cathedral While kneeling in prayer in St. Vib lana's cathedral near Second and Main streets yesterday afternoon Miss Pe nelope Carroll of Sierra Madre was robbed of a pair of shoes and a hand bag containing $G. 50 in cash. Absorbed in her prayers, Miss Carroll was unable to give the detectives any description of the thief when she reported the theft a few minutes after it occurred. Miss Carroll had gone to tho cathe dra! for devotions after an afternoon spent in the shopping district. The money which was stolen whs ill that she had left after buying numerous ar ticles. This money she had intended to spend for a book of street car tick ets to Sierra Madre. Before kneeling in prayer Miss Car roll laid her pocketbook and packages behind her. Several minute* elapfled and then she turned around to dis cover her pocketbook open and her shoes gone. A hasty investigation re vealed her loaa and she hastened to the detectives' bureau to report It. CAMPAIGN BEGINS IN Y.M.C.A NAME Prominent Business Men Support Movement to Secure Next International Convention VAST ADVANTAGES FOR CITY President Arthur Letts at Tor onto Session Urging Selec tion of Los Angeles Some of the leading business men of Los Angeles launched a campaign last night at a banquet in the V M. C. A. building to bring the next Internation al convention of the association, which takes place in 1913, to this city. One hundred and fifty employes of the downtown department stores, together with members of the organisation, were present and were foi mcd into committees working under one head to raise the membership to 6000 within the next few days, so that the asso ciation in Los Angeles may rank nrst in membership in the world. A resolution wai adopted authoriz ing thu forwarding of a telegram to Arthur Letts, president of the associa tion here, who is attending the inter national convention of the Y. M. C. A. now in progress at Toronto, urging him to obtain the next convention for Los Angeles. J.AHOE MEMBERSHIP IM ItUASE The meeting last night was enthu siastic. Keports were received from the various members who have I " working on the Idea of bringing the next convention to Los Angeles, Harry Fhilp, general manager of the Broadway department store, present ed the chairman of the evening, C. A. Farmelee, with 160 memberships ob tained from the department heads and employes of the store, representing the day's canvass. Mr. Parmeiee in addresisng the as semblage said that the membership of the association had decreased, owing to the close of the summer term, with its advantages in classes, and that it was of vital importance that the mem bership be at once increased in order that strengtli might be added to Los Angeles' request before the Toronto delegates for the next convention. BRIGHT PROSPECTS Ol TRADE "If we obtain the convention in 1913," said Mr. Parmeiee, "it will be the means of bringing the best class of trade to this city for the period the convention is in session. Let us all get together and pile up the member ship in this organization. It will back us up in our request at Toronto." Among the speakers were Harry G. Philp, Dr. J. Jd. Cuwles and B. H. Dyaa. PASTORS INDORSE EFFORT TO SECURE CONVENTION Union Ministers' Meeting Passes Resolutions Favoring Plan Resolutions indorsing- the efforts Ol the Y. M. C. A. to get the international convention of the Y. M. C. A. to be held in 1913 for Los Angeles were adopted yesterday by the Union Min isters' meeting. The resolutions follow: "Whereas, the securing of the next International convention of the Young Men's Christian association to meet in Los Angelas would bring to this city religious leaders of world promi nence and influence, and "Whereas, their presence would be of great stimulus to all evangelical religious work in Los Angeles; there fore, be it "Resolved, by the Union Ministers' meeting of Los Angeles, in meeting assembled this 24th day of October, 1910, that we cordially unite in in viting this convention to meet in Los Angeles. "Be It resolved, further. That we heartily approve and will co-operate as far as'possible with the plan to Becure sufficient members to\ telegraph the president of this association, Arthur Letts, at Toronto, the night of Satur day, October 29, as follows: 'That the largest membership in the best associa tion building in the finest convention city in the world must have the next international convention, and that we pledge our individual co-operation in the effort to make this telegram pos sible.' "Be it resolved, further, That a copy of this resolution be senf to President Letts at Toronto and a copy be spread on the minutes of this association.' THROWN FROM WAGON WHEN SCARED HORSE RUNS AWAY In a runaway yesterday aftei-noon at Eighth and San Julian streets J. T. Gest, 50 years old, an expressman, was thrown from his wagon into the street and suffered a dislocation of the right shoulder and numerous lacerations and abrasions about the body. He was picked up by pedestrians, who carried , him to a nearby drug store. He was | later taken to the receiving hospital in the ambulance. Gest was driving his horse and wagon east In Eighth street, when the horse became frightened And started to run down the street. At Eighth and San Julian streets the horse suddenly ARRAIGN MAN ACCUSED OF THEFT FROM TYPE FOUNDRY W. R. Straube, proprietor of a print ing establishment at 341 South Loi Angelea street, was arraigned before Police Judge Rose yesterday on a charge of grand larceny, on which he was arrested several days ago by i>e tectives Murray and McCann. His preliminary hearing was set for No vember 1 and his bail fixed in the sum of $1600, which ho stated he would furnish. , Straube, according to the police. Is alleged to have •tolen about ?-sU(ju worth of printers' supplies from the American Type Founders' company, the goods being taken In varying quantities at different times. 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Merchants Bank and Trust Co. 207-9-11 SOUTH BROADWAY IMITATION OF SUMMER GIVEN BY WARM WAVE Los Angeles experienced a warm wave yesterday and the mercury went up a few notches. The "fail guy' climbed back Into his summer suitings, and here and there a straw hat. faded and sun struck, appeared on uroad way and mingled With the Kay plum ■ age of the women. The ice cream soda i man flicked the dust off his counter and did a good business, Los Angeles had lost view of Christinas and was , back in the "good old summer time." Up in the Central building the weather man was apologising for a between frequent trips to the ice water cooler, while his office I boy hunted for the electric fan. The janitor had taken it down. Hut the public seemed to like it. Tli air was warm and balmy and the sun's rays cheered instead Of QP pressed. The maximum temperature during the waking hours was 96 de grees, and the minimum 62 degrees. Last night was cool, as are all night* in Los Angel Yi'st<VJay by no means lowered the record for the month. Last year, on ii tober U. the temperature ran up to 99, October 3, 1885, established the record for warm days in this month, when the thermometer stood at 102. The humidity was so low even then that the heat was not uncomfortable. ROBERT W. M'FARLAND DEAD HAMIT/TON, Ohio, Oct. 84. — Robert White McFariand. former president Of Miami university, died today at his cquntry home near Oxford, aged 85 years. Editorial Section HISTORIC FLAG SHOWS FIRST SEAL OF STATE Recently The Herald published a de« scription of the original California state seal as designed at the time Cal ifornia was admitted into the union. Through this description considerable attention has been called to the only authentic facsimile of this seal, which is now the property of Dr. W. E. Clayton, wlio resides at the Hotel St. Mark. This flay, which is made of English bunting, is eight l'eet wide by twelve feet long, with the design painted in the center, the handiwork of the late Prof. Powell of New York city. After being painted by Prof. Powell, Joseph D. Delgardo obtained the Hag, Which bad been in his possession for the last sixteen years, passing from him to the present owner. Mr. Del gardo, who resides at 906 West Eighty tlftli street, was particularly interested in the flag, as his grandfather, Joseph Martin Delgado, was sent to California by the Mexican government in 1840 and was given a grant of land comprising 1000 acres. The name of Degardo 13 well known In California history, and it seemed particularly fitting that one of the family should be the owner of *"a only copy made or the seal which was authorized at Washington on the ac cession of the Golden state. Dr. Clay ton, the present owner of the historic piece of bunting, is very proud of Its history.