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Fart ll—Pages 9 to 16
Mayor Hopes Public Subscription'
Will Keep Mrs. Vidal from
Being Evicted
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
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
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
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
"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
Mrs. Dolores Vidal, Her Three Grandchildren, and
(Below) Home She Is Afraid Will Be Taken from Her.
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Mrs. Hester T. Griffith Will At
tend National Convention of
Temperance Organization
Mrs. Hester T. Griffith, state presi
dent of the "\V. C. T. U., will leave this
morning for Baltimore where she will
attend the national convention of the
Woman's Christian Temperance un
ion, which is to assemble there Nov.
12 to 17.
Mrs. Griffith will carry with her
flowers from Los Angeles, Pasadena,
Upland and San Bernardino and these
she will distribute In the desert towns
through which she passes. She will
reach Needles this evening, and has
promised the members of the W. C.
T. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Thief Makes Haul in St. Vibiana's
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.
Prominent Business Men Support
Movement to Secure Next
International Convention
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.
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.
"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.
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
"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
"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
"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.'
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
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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Another Great Day for the
Free Sewing Machines
—They're selling faster and faster. Women can tell at a glance
the value in "The Free." The spin of the wheel, the lightness
of the tread, the beauty of the body differentiate "The Free
' from other sewing machines, but the most important differ
ences of all —
The Great Rotoscillo Movement
% The 8 Sets of Ball Bearings
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J\ adjustable and capable of run
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fyllHP^s^illl^ fCiMI —^ h'£n grade machine at half
cWnes'— on tefms ->of $1-00 a.
g»abums"'S^jjj week, if you wish.
The Greatest Trunk Store
in the Southwest Now
—Occupying the great majority of the Seventh Floor, Main
—Good trunks, bags, suitcases—such varieties! Such values! ■■■
—Few stores anywhere show as many WARDROBE TRUNKS; rap
idly becoming the most popular style—closet and bureau combined.
And "Indestructo" Trunks "^^g^ /^ =SSs^s.
Are Here in Great Variety . : rB^t*TH /|§& J&flM
—Those advertised, Insured, |/jTjpß7sjfjpLd?f;*" \\IIB*7 wSjO//
guaranteed and registered trunks flMjijUiffi Ic=i3j L SXtf
trunks of basswood, covered .^b/rfMml^.tolfefilpi^ Wtfs f
trunks of basswood,- covered ~"""*^l!»»53 ifß-ffJ TS'l'Mfl" "J1 ** I
with .sheet steel, cold rolled steel I ffl.KpWr'''*' «--•''•(■■ ' W I
corners, dowels and protections. ■Ma fCaf f-3 t ■'■if*? i '.-? $■■ I
Cloth lined. Hardwood t-:lat.s. "^^^^fe S^'w ' '#&tS3jß&**~^
Suitcases $5.00 Panama Cases $1.50
—that will make you open your —Some on wood, others on steel
finfn iS C S °tir^l eiß» Barnes, good, strong corners and
j5 |)o 4 handles, fancy lining. $1.50. .
Do You Want a Sunken Garden?
Do You Want 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 villa lots, low prices and easy terms.
You have only to see this property to say it
is the most charming place.
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/ Iwii'C^Jfesl \ of clients appreciate our power to help them. Why
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Merchants Bank and Trust Co.
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.
HAMIT/TON, Ohio, Oct. 84. — Robert
White McFariand. former president
Of Miami university, died today at his
cquntry home near Oxford, aged 85
Editorial Section
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.
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

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