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Fourth Annual Event at Aqdito
rium of Order Eclipses All
Previous Celebrations
Imperial Potentate Fred Hines
% and Mrs. Motley H. Flint
Lead Grand March
Five thousand people danced last
night at the holiest of the Santa Glaus
of Al Malaikah temple in the Shrine
auditorium on Jefferson avenue for the
purpose of providing funds to distrib
ute to poor iamilies and to make glad
the hearts of the children of the city
who otherwise might ko without a
knowledge <>i good .St. Nicholas at
Christmas time.
The affair was the fourth annual
Shrine charity ball, and the attendance
•was greater than on any previous occa
sion. The auditorium and balcony
seats were filled long before the hour
set for the opening of the entertain
ment which preceded the ball, and it
in estimated that more than :'oou per
sons visited the auditorium, but did
not go on the floor.
Harry Girard was the hit of the en
tertainment as Santa Claus. Attired in
the red fur-trimmed costume familiar
to all who have acquaintance with the
patron saint of Christmas, Santa Claus
"arrived" at the auditorium by sliding
down a chute which had been suspend
ed from the balcony to the center of
the main floor. This spectacular en
try, followed by the rather undignified
manner in which Santa rolled over the
floor, convinced the younger members
of the audience that Santa was thor
oughly genuine.
Eight visions of an old-time Christ
mas in which Girard, the Philharmonic
male quartet, Robert W. Burns and Al
Malaikah shrine band participated,
constituted the entertainment which
terminated shortly after fl o'clock.
Fred Hines, imperial potenato, and
Mrs. Motley H. Hlint, led the largest
Brand march ever witnessed on the
Shrine auditorium floor. They were
followed by Gen. and Mrs. Robert Wan
kowski. Mr. and Mrs. George Cline
were the third couple in the march.
The auditorium was brilliantly light
ed for the occasion and palms and
ferns decorated the stage. A temporary
platform in front of the stage which
served for the entertainment was re
moved, leaving the great floor entirely
to the dancers. The Benjamin Luietsky
orchestra furnished the music.
Punch and other refreshments were
served and a buffet lunch was indulged
in between 11:30 and 12. Dancing con
tinued until 1 o'clock this morning.
Motley H. Flint, potentate of Al Malai
kah shrine, had charge of the arrange
ments for the ball and is head of the
committee which will have charge of
relieving the wants of the needy dur
ing the Christmas period.
It is estimated that nearly 10,000 seats
were .sold for the ball and that between
$7000 and $8000 will be realized.
Residents of Allesandro Want the
Grade Changed
People who live on Allesandro street,
between Berkeley and Angelica, want
an aerial tramway or some other
means of connecting with Angelica and
They have addressed a petition to
the mayor in which they say that in
grading Angelica street it was cut down
ten feet below Allesandro and they
have no means of getting from one to
the other except by leaping and break
ing all records for the running high
jump at that. They suggest that the
mayor order the chain gang to cut
down the grade of Allesandro street.
Councilman Gregory appears to have
won a large, warm Bpot In the hearts
of the Allesandro street people for the
petition to the mayor is accompanied
by one addressed to Gregory that asks
V.im to personally present the petition
to the mayor. Gregory was the one
who affected the compromise between
the protesting citizens of Kdendale and
the Pacific Electric.
M. J. Collins, general purchasing
agent for the Santa Fe railroad; K.
Posson, superintendent of c;ir con
struction; N. M. Rice, general ■tore
keeper, both nf the same company,
and Q, >S. Woods, connected with a
larg-e railway supply house of Chicago,
form a psirty or officials who are In
bos Angeles en route over the Santa
ITe system on an Inspection trip.
The party Is Inspecting the stores
of the company, getting an Idea of the
amount of goods handler) and taking
out obsolete stocks, it spent yester
day at San Bernardino and will go to
Redondo Beach today to inspect the
company's .shipping facilities there. The
visitors will proceed to Point Rich
mond and San Francisco.
The order to preserve peace and har
mony in ii"' lire department the com
\ mission yesterday ordered all rugs tak
en out of the dormitories except In
such an have concrete floors.
Xhe rugs are provided by the men
themselves and they have grown to be
a burning question in the department.
Borne have fancy oriental rugs ami
others have to content themsol \ e.s
With pieces of rags. This has resulted
In jealousy and bickering: and the com
mission concluded the bell way to stop
It was to order all the rugs taken out.
Stepping from the curb at Third and Main
streets to look after a pasting tar last night,
X T. Station, a car Inspector for the Ims An
eeleg Railway company, was "truck in the
back by an automobile owned by I*. Weber
of. MO South J^os Angeles street und suffered
a fractured left Ik '<■'"■■ Injured man »us
taken to the receiving hospital by the autolst,
who later took Slsaon to hli home, 3120 Fifth
'"i'm""' iiiiii; out of the way of a rapidly mov
ing auto at Sixth and Olive xtreetN la.it night,
Ml Jennie Mitchell, 70 yiais Old, living at
i"3'H4 Weil Seventh street, Htoppcd too near
a" street cor and was knocked to the ground.
Bhe was taken to the iec<lvlns hosi.ltul, where
the iMllce Kiirgoona found «he liad BUs'alnea
lavtrsi minor n.iuu»U«u ou her head.
Police Do Cowboy Stunts to
Qualify for Mounted Squad
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Efforts to Win Promotion Prove
Regular Circus for Crowd
at Agricultural Park
Between four and five hundred per
sons assembled at Agricultural park
yesterday afternoon to witness po
licemen in examination to qualify for
the mounted squad. Much amusement
was furnished the spectators by the
ambitious peace officers in their en
deavor to look wise and unconcerned
and manage a bucking steed. Pome
showed that they had had experience
with riding- while others thought "some
things were not quite right."
At 2 o'clock twenty-four men in blue
sallied forth to salute their captain
and show their ability as horsemen.
Following the tests of rapid saddling
and mounting the patrolmen's mounts
were sent galloping and loping around
the ring for a number of times —appar-
ently too many for some of the of
ficers. The grace and ease of Buffalo
Bill was shown, as was that of "Icha
bod Crane," with his waving arms in
his jaunts through Sleepy Hollow.
In the roping tests real sport was
furnished by Officer Imus, who is a
cow puncher of the old school. His
ability to elude the noose was evident.
The success of the majority of the
men showed practice in preparation
for the event in throwing the rope.
Lastly came the inquisition before
Captain Lehnhausen of the central sta
tion. Each now soiled soldier of peace
came forward with dust falling from
his uniform and helmet, though none
the worse in spirits for the experi
ence, to tell what he knew of caring
for the animal that had just treated
him so badly. Many questions, un
heard of before, were asked regarding
the treatment of horses in case of sick
ness or accident. Finally the ordeal
ended with the question whether the
candidate was married or single.
Now the twenty-four anxious of
ficers are waiting the decision which
will indicate the ten lucky ones to
ride in the mounted squad.
Cut in Wages Causes New W. U.
Mercuries to Rebel
The Western Union TelegTaph com
pany has two strikes among its union
and non-union messenger boys on its
hands as a result of a cut in the
wages of strikebreakers employed to
fill the places of the first strike.
Superintendent 10. J. Krouse of the
A. D. T. issued an order yesterday
stopping payment of $3 a day to the
strikebreakers and paying them two
cents a message Instead. The fee per
message is said to bring the parnings
of the average messenger down to $1
each day. The majority of the boys
In the employ of the company struck
as a result. It Is understood they are
in no way co-operating with the union
The union messengers, who are es
tablished In Labor temple with mes
sengers quarters of their own, have
little to say of the action taken- by
those who took their places outside of
asserting they are watching the out
come with lnten-st and are in no way
affiliated with the new strikers.
Pioneer Among First White Men
Who Crossed Plains
After a residence In Southern Cali
fornia covering sixty years, Jerome D.
McCoy died yesterday at his home,
lti:'s Bonnie ISiae street, at the age Of
aa year*.
Mr. McCoy was one of tho first white
men to cro.sj the plains and settle In
California and had seen l,os Angeles
grow from a pueblo. Ho was a native
Of Canada.
Arrangements for the funeral were
completed last night. The service will
be held over the body this afternoon at
2 o'clock at the Butch undertaking par
lors The Rev. W. A. Knlghten Will
Officiate and burial will be In Kose
dale cemetery.
"Keep your nasty old palms, you
mean old tilings:" says the park com
mission to the flre i oirtiiission and the
lire commission will have to do it.
The flre commission wanted to give
the park commtMlon two 80-year-old
palms in the lot at Seventh and Fiß
ueroa where a new engine house is to
be built. When the tire commission
first tried to tola* tho palms on the
park department, the mayor, who is a
member of the park commission b
as the lire commlMlon, protested, but
the commlssloi k action over his
I and Insisted on offering them
to the park buiu'il.
fix I
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Machine Demolished in Collision
with Trolley—Aged Widow
Seriously Hurt
An electric automobile driven by Mrs.
W. A. McHenry. of 40 Ford place,
Pasadena, and carrying Miss Abbie Mc-
Henry and Mrs. Isabella Low, 64 years
old, a widow of 949 Eldorado street.
Pasadena, was struck by a Pico
Heights car on Pico street near Mag
nolia avenue, yesterday afternoon. The
auto was turned upside down and Mrs.
Low was seriously injured. Mrs. Mc-
Henry and her daughter escaped with
a severe shaking.
The three women were placed in a
passing automobile and rushed to the
receiving hospital. Mrs. Low was found
suffering from a badly bruised shoul
der, a deep cut over the right eye
and possible internal injuries. Mrs.
McHenry and her daughter rested and
then returned home.
According to Miss McHenry the au
tomobile was traveling at low speed
on the tracks a short distance in front
of Pico Heights car, No. 451, which was
driven by Motorman R. Remick. As
the car approached the automobile she
said another automobile drove along
side and prevented the electric from
leaving the track in time to avoid the
street car which in the meantime had
evidently gained spepd.
Love for music tempted Harriet K.
Curtis, who lives at 201 North Grand
avenue, to steal a piano belonging to
Fred Short, according to testimony
glveVl In Justice Summerficld's court
yesterday at the arraignment of the
woman. Her preliminary examination
Is set for today.
Short said he lost his piano, ward
robe, diamonds and deeds to real es
tate when he was being treated at a
hospital for a broken leg. He accuses
the woman of having taken the ar
ticles and installing them in her home
during his absence.
F. E. Griosmer, holler and elevator ln
■pector, huß suggested to the council that
the building ordinance lie amended to com
pel Iho installation on all elevators of some
safety device that would prevent the ele
vator from starting while the door is oppn.
Doors open on elevator shafts when the
elevator Is at the top or bottom of the
building are said to be responsible for
more elevator accidents than any other
cause. /
.lohn Seymour's children threw atones and
other handy missiles at VV. I. Blanchard's
children several days ago. When the fathers
B hand in the boys' trouble Blanch
ar I had Seymour arrested for battery, al
leging that Seymour tried to "rock" him.
Seymour appeared before Police Judge
ickson yesterday morning and askod
jury trial. After hearing the evl
flenc« the Jury acquitted the defendant on
the ground of insufficient evidence.
The declaration is made by F. E. Harris,
president of the Louisiana nice Milling com
pany of Log Angeles, that the company
controls the pink bean market In the United
States. It li expected that pink beam will
it« to $7 per cwt. wholesale In a few months.
The present price li It, Mr. Harris Ih
quoted us Mating that pink beans In sight
total lKO.Oiiu bags, of which tha Louisiana
company has 25,000 bag/
Head of Great Packing House
Arrives with Son from
Chicago Home #
John Cudahy, member of the well
known firm of packers, arrived in Los
Angeles last evening, accompanied by
his son, Gerald Cudahy, from their
home in Chicago. They are at the
Alexandria. John Cudahy is a brother
of Michael Cudahy, who died in Chi
cago recently, and an uncle of Jack
Cudahy of Kansas City, whose attack
on Jero Llllis, a banker, several months
ago caused a sensation in that city.
Michael Cudahy left a large estate.
His holdings in Southern California
were extensive, and Tfc is believed that
his brother is here to look after the
portion of the estate in California. It
.(insists principally of large tracts of
land. The visitors declined to discuss
their plans while in California, plead
ing weariness as a result of the trip
from Chicago.
There have been rumors lately in
Los Angeles that Jack Cudahy will
come to California to make his home
here, but friends have asserted, in
contradiction, that his business inter
ests in Kansas City. Omaha and Chi
cago will keep him in that section
of the country. Jere Lillls, the banker
he accused of alienating the affections
of Mrs. "Jack" Cudahy, has left Kan
sag City and is said to be making his
home in New York now.
R. H. Jeffries and J. C. Link of
the Newmarket company have given
two handsome Canadian lynxes to the
Eastlake park zoo.
They are pronounced the finest
specimens of the animal ever brought
to this city, by E. B. Rice, animal
keeper in the zoo.
The animals, it is said, were cap
tured in Utah by trappers and are
about four or five years old. They
were shipped to Los Angeles from Salt
Lake City.
"Lady Newmarket," the brown bear
donated to the zoo by the Newmarket
company, has been returned to its
cage, having been on exhibition in the
The Third Church of Christ, Scientist,
of this city has called Prof. Hermann
S. Hering, C. S. 8., of Concord, New
Hampshire, to lecture on Christian
Science. Prof. Hering will speak in
Simpson auditorium, 734 South Hope
street, at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon,
December 11, and 8 o'clock Monday
and Tuesday evenings, December 12
and 13. The lecture will be free and
the public is invited to attend.
Joseph Scott, president of the cham
ber of commerce, has appointed the
committee to have charpe of the ar
rangements for the great annual ban
quet of that body. It consists of J.
K. Fishburn, Percy H. Clark, J. P.
Burns, E. H. Roth and Robert Marsh.
The banquet is scheduled to take place
on Washington's birthday. The com
mittee will get to work immediately.
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Just Fourteen More ' -tV /l^rt^ . v./TrtV»H Wells,Fargo Will Take
Days to Shop Jk(T Yl\)tf)Lijl(%lSLfJ Gifts An where
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er! Shop now—in the early morning, ¥ ■ "^^^ « Main Floor, for your jonvenlence—also the
when you're fresh—before the salespeo- \J^ ,"* ' ' " "*•% ~t ?<ri\rrre •***" 1 postoffice. We wrap packages free pre
ple get tired—and shop here, where prices ~THy\ATftA//M FIAHTH^^nli I jTkLITS I paratoiy to mailing or to go by express.
are at all times the lowest! Shop tomor- DKWI/MHI. UVH 111 V.*A> 'J^"^^^^--—-*) Avail yourself of 4hese privileges,
row! ■*"1""""" ~ i
In Toyland and Dolldom Ladies' Watches
-■••■•* ■■• «/ »•*•»•» -***■ —. "* Choice of Elgin or Waltbam Movement. An >]C
each day the Toy Shopping crowds grow larger. And no wonder! Dolls from the tiniest •&?'«- m^^^"": 5V' /:>
to those almost full life size are here-game*, y«^s^;^ B^2 o^^hiTflSS" Either of these famous makes, in a 20
-cal toys especially! The displays are really magical. Sporting Goods also on this noor. fi^d ,^
£-, ' sf^«1i««■"«"?.- w.*2alm i~*nr%A-*T 4r\r -tVlfr - satin or Roman finish. Accurate little .
bailta V^iailS Wlin V^anUy lUI LUC wjffk. timepieces that will give perfect satis-
CUi\f\rt±n T< HprP F,VPI*V Da"V Ai^JtSßk faction for a lifetime. If you want to
l^niiareil IS neiC a J ,fjm3 » give a Christmas remembrance that
Mechanical Trains—Strong, clockwork locomotive, tender. coach and track mgg *>. Mlif j|L>f will afford keen and lasting pleasure to the
Mirk Horses-Plush horse with bridle, saddle and wheel "tick. A novelty r~ 11-^ niLaßaa ' recipient, by all means choose one of these.
FlyingL Maebines-Hl-Flyer; will two 800 feetJilgh; '^J^' d B r Xtngchart "HI ■/• ,;'SW I Both the Elgin and the Waltham watches
{"p^'r-^rT/hrCne?. di;k;ena m rd Cw bood r<stock aa Cna parent pu,1.8 PHce |1 11 .-31^3^. represent the highest standard of quality.
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.vn, m a,s_K U , plus- a,,,, cot,, dogs, rabbits, cat., cow, hor.e., monkey. . SMff^ Preferred by Railway Men. Sp'l Prices.
Sewing Machines-All metal an* will do Rood work; make Dolly's clothes.... j^ J^ MVVV^'JiI * *_
, Knnmelrd Tea Sets-Teapot, creamer, sugar bowl and cups and saucer. ill* 'f fMV^>IZ4 "
sssarsssssais^js^^ JB^ n2k/ iiali.uoz..lNapkms .
Steel Wagons—l^arne size express wagon; steel wheela; all steel gear; f0r.... -jf " Nl/ -. «'•'- _ ,
Xockidg Horse-Painted horse, stirrup., bridle, upholstered safety saddle HS X C|\pps<|l PrippO
"D*v«Tn' C - TII/\IIC£.C T^n/laV A characteristic offering from the ideal.
DOj S tPI OIUIIOC^ 1 UXIUJ VVt ii n en store. Note these unusual values.
yr-im^ Today's Leader from the Boys'Dept Is Typical $1.50 to $2 Napkins $|.35
MWW* Many Others of Spedal InteresttoMothers' S33S£sß=s; l
m\ws\mi Theßlouses Durable School Suits <D{^ $3.25, $3.50 Napkins $/^;7B
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t"D^-«To' of them—the ye t for the price! Popular Buster Browns and A characteristic offering from the ideal ■■
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of Many Others of Special Interest to Mothers Ba£23r££sfex 1
1 Theßlouses Durable School Suits $3.25, $3.50 Napkins M.78
' A* UoHWrP Dressy in Appearance, Well Wearing Z
A.t tlall JrriCe In fact> you -ii pronounce them the bost values exquisite designs. Half dozen..
<4?! !'i! M\ There are 36S of them—the ye t for the price! Popular Buster Browns and $3.50 PatteraClothss2.7s
sa.'ia m rj*g r^rS^^^7^^rt«Sr^ $3.50 Pattern Cloths 52.75
'. '' ! 'Jt* 60c each. gsizes Bto 16 years. ble-and-twist cheviots and tweeds—these are Fine all-linen damask in attractive floral de
mtfritM Platn or plaited; neck band or the suits we offe, you today at only $3! signs. Size 2 yards square. A quality tnat
collar attached; laundered and w |jj g( Ve entire satisfaction.
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Will Overcoats and Reefers $ a Knicker Pants mm White and Colored Cot-
W i ff JSTWKWWtfS /I SS "SJt^iSUSrS; SI I - ton Goods Reduced
J^l>^Vn^ I^Jn2 to BSS Ht rulr^l./^a^re^r^g: Jf \J A saving of from one-third to one-half
i&P VOX splendidly finished. Each an ex- «»■ Especially good patterns. Ln- —' Qn esc remnants.
t m valufe ' • »•••••■ usufll valucß
I m . — — r~- ~" ! 2Sc lancy Shirt ing Madras, yard ! V4c
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Sale of Sample Pictures at l/ 3 to l/ 2 Off ( f^rd^^r.^X-rard:::::::::-.-.::::^
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Make the Most of This Inusual Opportunity to Bay Ufts. IS 1" lOc figured Kimono Flannel, yard... 100
A special purchase of the travelers" sample, of one of the h 1"B™ t m■",",; II _ \ , H " " . ' ' ' ~ 1
si^^siiiiiiiPiiH Hhftnk I. For Making Comforts
before have »«, been able to sell such '•»« P^"™^ 'wani picture, fo.'ll. gS P^^ Fi.ured Cotton Ch.llls. in large de- ,
forne and look through the »»^ tln/»'• y agre e that these arull ' „/n a for making comforts, yard DC
.^.S:^ r-rrone^,rd°'\o Wone-h., t 'on picturel priced W U J 75,.
tO A Well Selected rlrlure Make, a Mo»t Acceptable and Appropriate «W. Wee This Wonderful Collection., | — J ———
Woman President for U. S.
Boomed by Former Judge
"If a woman had been president of
the United States in 1898 there would
have been no war with Spain," said
Judge W. L. Snell in a speech before
the Votes for Women club last night.
He emphasized strongly his belief in
the executive powers of. women and
declared in favor of equality of the
sexes both in business life and in poli
"I do not believe," he said, "that if
a woman had been nt the head of the
United States government we would
have had our last war. Matters would
have been settled without bloodshed.
The period that England enjoyed her
greatest tranquility was the time she
was ruled by a woman—Queen Vic
"America itself is indebted to a wom
an for the life it now enjoys. If it
had not been for George Washington
where would our republic be now?
And it is held by all historians that
Washington inherited the disposition
Conscience or Mental Strain of
Poverty Makes German
Seek Police Station
Apparently suffering from qualms of
conscience, Arthur Lauter, 23 years
old, neatly dressed and ,well educated,
appeared at the office of the city de
tectives Wednesday night and con
fessed that he had passed two fic
titious checks.
Detectives Home and Rico took the
young man in hand and questioned
him closely, but Lauter seemed unable
to remember where he had passed
the checks. He said there wasn't the
slightest doubt that he was guilty,
but he professed utter inability to
state details. He was sure, however,
that the checks were passed in Los
"I have been unable to procure em
ployment lately," said the young man.
"and I needed the money. I passed
the checks because I felt I had to
and I have been suffering the pangs
of femorse ever since. You may lock
me up or let me go, just as you
After talking with Lauter for some
time the officers became convinced
that he was laboring under a severe
mental strain. They are even in
clined to think he imagines ho passed
the checks, being the victim of an
hallucination as the result of a ner
vous breakdown.
Lauter is of German parentage,
quiet and unassuming and apparently
serious In his effort to ease an annoy
ing conscience. He will be detained
at central station until his case can
be more fully investigated.
Mrs. Lizzie Pearl Hartman filed two suits
in the superior court yesterday, in one of
which she asks damages of $10,000 from
Mrs Dallas Erwln, whom she accuses of
alienating the aff-ctlons of her husband. A.
I, Hartmai). Mrs. Hartman and her five
children live at 4211 Morgan avenue and
Mrs. Erwln is the proprietress of a room
ing house at 1207 West Seventh street.
Mrs. Hartman in another suit asks the court
to allow her separate maintenance from
her husband.
which made him the greatest president
from his mother.
"Not only this, but women own
property and transact business, many
times more successfully than men and
why should they not vote?"
Judge Snell Is a retired Judge who
came to Los Angeles from Chicago.
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Bates, a worker
in the woman's suffrage league, of
Denver, who is visiting In the city,
also made a short talk. She told
briefly of the work done in her state
since the gaining of suffrage in 1893
and advised the local women as to
their campaign in the coming legisla
Resolutions were passed by the club
on the matter of the sentence to death
of Dr. Diujiro Kotoku and his wife
in Japan for the spreading of liberal
teachings. The resolutions will be sent
to the Jnpane.se ambassador at Wash
ington, asking that he use his influ
snee in having pardons granted. The
resolutions were drafted by a com
mittee consisting of Ethel Levin, Alive
E. Brondwell and Leah Levin.
Veterinary Surgeon Accused of
Having Injured Telegraph
Company Employe
Because he threw two peanut shells
on the uncovered head of E. li. Sparks,
a veterinary surgeon living at 1924
North Broadway, James Keistead, who
says he is an employe of the Western
Union Telegraph company, reached the
receiving hospital yesterday afternoon
with his skull fractured and his cheek
tedly torn.
Sparks accompanied Keistead to the
hospital and admitted having struck
the man. He said Keistead appeared
at his stable, 629 North Main street, in
a drunken condition and began abusing
him. When ne tjirew the peanut shells
on him, Sparks said he could.restrain
himself no longer and struck Keistead
with his fist. Sparks was released on
$25 ball before surgeons learned that
Kcistead's skull was fractured.
Bivalve Juice Purveyors Must
Have Restaurant License
Be an oyster cocßtail food or be it
drink to the lay mind, it is distinc
tively food to the eyes of Assistant
City Prosecutor Samuel B. Smith, and
dealers who regard ftha matter dif
ferently do so at their own peril.
Today Smith will notify all dispen
sers of soda water that an oyster cock
tail is food. Likewise the saloonkeep
ers of Los Angeles. For either to sell
the cocktails hereafter without taking
out a restaurant license will be to vio
late the law, and Smith says action
will be taKen accordingly.
"The case of the soda water man is
clear" said Smith, "but that of the
saloonkeeper is slightly more compli
cated. He must either not sell tl\e
cocktails or take out a restaurant
license. If he does that he must stop
selling wet goods."
Husband of the Woman Who Left
Home with Children Checks
Efforts of the Police
"If she has the tickets, let hex gw, x
don't want to hold her against her
will "
A few momenta after A. It. Spencer,
a clerk in a downtown department
store said these words to the police,
Spencer's wife boarded the steamer,
Watson at San Pedro and with her
two children. Albert and Victoria,
sailed for San Francisco where the
woman will make her home with reia-
Mrs. Spencer left her homo at 4312
Santa Monica avenue, Hollywood,
Wednesday morning. Neighbors be
lieved ehe had taken the children Into
the hills north of Hollywood. However,
she was found yesterday morning by
the San Pedro pollco eating breakrast
with her children in a San Pedro res
taurant. She declared there was noth
ing mysterious about her leaving homo
nnd that her husband knew of her
plan to go to San Francisco.
Mrs. Spencer was held at the San
Pedro police station while Sergeant
Smith communicated with Spencer.
"Yes, I knew that my wife had
planned to leave home and since sho
has the tickets don't try to hold her.
Let her take the children with her
and try to be happy. I have done ev
erything I could for her, but have
When Sergeant Smith told the wom
an what her husband had said she ex
"I told you so. He doesn t cam
where I am. He couldn't keep me at
home any longer."
Mrs. Spencer denied that she was re
sponsible for the fire that broke out
in the house on Santa Monica avenue
ft few minutes after she left with the
children. She said she had not hoard
that the walls hart been saturated with
kerosene and set on fire.
"I have been abused by my husband
so repeatedly," said Mrs. Spencer,
"that I couldn't stay at homo any
longer. Tuesday afternoon I went to
the store where he works and showed
him three tickets to San Francisco on
the steamer. He seemed a little sur
prised at first, but a few moments
later he said I could go any time I
cared to."
After leaving the house Wednesday
morning Mrs. Spencer said she went
with her children directly to San Pe
dro and took a room in a rooming
house, where they passed the night.
When told the report that she had gonn
to the hills, the woman laughed anil
muttered something about "Inquisi
tive neighbors."
According to the San Pedro police,
Mrs Spencer talked rationally and
seemed to act with deliberation. They
believe, however, that her aversion to
her husband may result from an hal
Until a few weeks ago Mrs. Spencer
had been an inmate of a northern Cali
fornia asylum for the insane. .
roetmaster Harrison has received a com
munication from Pueblo. Colo., asking him
to find Elmer Nelson, whose unclo U s«
-rioußly 111. The young man's relatives be
lieve him to be In Los Angelos.

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