Gutta Percha Chasers Plan Busy Time on Local Links
EXPERTS OF NIBLICK AND BRASSIE
PLAN GOLFING SCHEDULE FOR 1911
Southern California Golf League Will Hold Twenty Inter-Club
Tourneys During Spring Season on the Green—Member
ship Consists of Five Local Clubs—Quintet Cham
pionship Features Proposed for the Opening
Session of New Year—Climate Con
ditions of Coast About Ideal
Southern California Golf League
Schedule for the Season of 1911
January 14—San Gabriel at Annandale.
January 21—Annandale at San Gabriel.
January 28—Los Angeles at Annandale.
February 11—Los Angeles at Annandale.
February 11—San Gabriel at Redlands.
February 12—San Gabriel at Victoria.
February 18—Redlands at Victoria.
February 21—Annandale at Los Angeles.
March A —San Gabriel at Los Angeles.
March 4 —Victoria at Redlands.
March 17—Victoria at Annandale.
March 17—Redlands at Los Angeles.
March 18—Redlands at San Gabriel.
March 18—Victoria at Los Angeles.
March 19—Victoria at San Gabriel.
March 20—Redlands at Annandale.
March 31—Annandale at Redlands.
April I—Annandale at Victoria.
April I—Los Angeles at Redlands.
April 2 —Los Angeles at Victoria.
The forthcoming holiday session of the golf fans of Southern California
and the spring schedule on the local links will provide a series of high-class
matches for the. entertainment of the enthusiasts of the green. Courses are
being prepared for fast play, turf greens nre being laid out and preliminary
practice matches, weekly and monthly, are putting the finishing touches on
driving and putting shots that have long baffled their investigators.
The Southern California Golf league has Just been organized, consisting of
five country clubs—the San Gabriel Country club, the Los Angeles Country
club, the Annandale Country club, the Victoria Country club and the Redlands
Country club. The following conditions will govern all play between the clubs:
Each of the teams representing the five above clubs be composed of six
men. Any player having membership in more than one of the above clubs
shall be eligible to play on but one team In the league.
Any member or nonresident member who has held said membership for
at least one month prior to a team match shall be eligible to compete on his
That each team shall play a series of two matches with every team in
the league: one match on the grounds of each club. In case of a tie match,
said match shall not be replayed and shall have no bearing on the standing
of the contesting teams.
That six points shall be the greatest number of points a team can win;
one point for each individual match.
That the standing of the clubs in the league shall depend on the matches
won and lost, and at the end of the season the club with the highest average
shall permanently possess the trophy to be given its victorious team.
In case of a tie between two or more clubs of the league at the end of
the series the tying clubs shall play off a deciding match on neutral grounds.
Invitation and championship tournaments for the season of 1911 have been
announced as follows:
Victoria Golf club invitation tournament—January 23-2 S.
Coronado Country club championship—February 1-4.
S. C. G. A. championship at Los Angeles Country club—February 22-25.
Annandale Country club invitation tournament—March 6-11.
Redlands Country club Invitation tournament —April 3-8.
PITTSBURG OR NOTHING
HONUS WAGNER'S FATE
Fred Clarke Declares Wonderful
Clubber Must Stick to Pi
rates or Quit Diamond
PITTSBURG, Dec. 12.—Hans Wag
ner, who was for sev.^n different sea
sons the premier batsman of the Na
tional league, whose tenth year with
the Pittsburg team the last summer
has been followed with rumors of
probable sale or release, will either
play with the Pirates again next year
or else retire for goud "ii the laurels
lie has won.
Manager Fred Clarke silenced all ru
mors by this statement last night be
fore leaving for New York to attend
the annual meeting of the National
league. He said:
"I will neither pell, trade nor release
Wagner. If he ewr plays ball again
it will be with Plttsburg. Of course
lie may not want to play, but if he
does he will ba throwing dust around
the inner field next summer"
Last night on the Grand alleys In the
Southern California Bowling association the
Orpheuma took their usual one came from
the league leaders, the Grands winning the
remaining two. Dyslnger had high aver
age and Kramer ami Pearna tied for high
game. The don*:
1. 2. S. Til. Ay.
Pysinger 191 1(10 182 f.S:i 18S
Benfer. . , ins 142 179 -IS'i 1631
J.ustiK . . 160 J7B 163 :."1 367
Taylor IK3 164 ir,7 504 16S
Ballard 170 169 In:. .'Ol 168 ,
872 843 846 25C1
1. 2. 3. Til. Ay.
Kramer 221 1(!6 149 536 179
Hungerfort 133 134 177 444 148
McPherson 113 136 181 430 146
Pearne 150 190 221 661 187
. Btermer 174 123 178 4 7;, 158
791 749 906 2446
In til© Commercial league last night the
"Woodill-Hul. c<' team soared away out of
night, breaking the league record for high
team game and defeating the Examiner ag
gregation, taking five straight from them.
Schram had high gam» and Myers high
The Brock & Fc.igans took five from the
Wallace by default.
The Woodlll-Hulse gamo was the best ex
hibition of the ten pin upon bowled in the
commercial league this sits, n. The score:
1. 2. 3. 4. C. Ttl. Ay.
Thomas ..172 182 201 134. 223 812 182
Myers ....153 219 177 188 200 P37 187
Hoop 209 180 184 181 152 906 181
' 534 581 C 62 1103 675 2755
I* A. EXAMINER
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Til. Ay.
T.aufthlln .135 us II" 193 165 «07 nil
Caril»r ■. .JM 14S 149 12S, 124 «74 134
Brhram . .384 103 170 203 138 891 17'
50: «ll 484 620 402 Mil I
ENGLISH TENNIS TEAMS
SEEK AMERICAN MATCH
Racket Wielders Would Enter
Competition Aside from Regu
lar Play for Davis Cup
LONDON, Dec. 12.—The English
Lawn Tennis association at Its annual
meeting today referred to the inter
national committee the proposal of the
council that in view of the ditliculty of
securing a team to make the trip to
Australia or New Zealand, the time
had arrived to resume negotiations for
an annual international match with
America, quite distinct from the Davis
Cup competition and to be played in
England and the United States alter
Tin- idea met with unanimous appro
val, the only stipulation suggested be
ing that the match should "not clash
with the Davis cup contest.
The suggestion that the amateur
status of tennis players be defined by
Hi. association aiso was referred to
thi 1 committed.
TO CONSIDER PROPOSITION
BEFORE FIRST OF YEAR
: ■ ISTON, Dec. 12.— Dr. James Dwlght,
president of the National Lawn Tennis
association, when informed that the
J'nffli i ition favored resump
tion of international relations with
America and an annual contest Irre
spective of the Davis cup, said there
would !"■ a meeting of the executive
officials of the American association in
' New York on December 23, when he
thoug'il the English proposition might
be recel . Ed
FUTURITY WILL BE RUN
NEW YORK, Dec. 12.—That horse
■ in the metropolitan district is
not yet dead, despite enforcement of
nti-botting law; that there will h<>
contests between the thoroughbreds
over Sheepshead Day cour.se for at
three seasons to come, is indi
cated by the Coney Island Jockey
club's call today (or nominations for
the Futurity of 1913.
Putt rlty, the blue ribbon event
of thi American turf, is for 2-year-olds
and Is eighty fee( short of six fur
long! ted value of the stake
for 1913 is $30,000.
CAFE BALL TEAM WINS
VENICE, Dec. 12.—The Ship cafe
team won a Kame of baseball over v
team representing the merchants of
Venice today by a score of 22 to 2.
The game was played for the benefit
of tlu fund fur the nnnual Christmas
tree to be provided for the children of
the baj district, A feature of the
tvau the battery work of Knight
and Gttffney for the Ship team.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 13, 1910.
POWERS LOSES JOB AS
EASTERN LEAGUE HEAD
Jersey City Baseball Magnate Is
Displaced After Holding
Office 18 Years
NEW YORK, Dec. 12.—The Eastern
league of professional baseball clubs
met in annual session today at the
Hotel Victoria, ousted "Pat" Powers
of Jersey City from the presidency,
which he had held for eighteen years,
and elected Edward Q. Barrow of To
ronto, recently manager of the Mon
The session was attended and close
ly watched by the club owners of the
two major leagues. The national
agreement expires next season and
there is expectation that the Eastern,
now in a prosperous condition, will
demand recognition as a major league.
First race, five and a half furlongs—
Salall, 110; Ballella, Clay, 109; Mockler,
105, *The Hague. 105; Jack Stryker, 106;
Union Jack, 10S. Southern Light. 105;
Doughty, 102; Iwallnl, 100; 'Oriental
Baoond race, selling. Blx furlongs—Beau
man, 115; Red Husear. 112; Ned Carmack.
Cotytto, St. Joe. Flying Pearl. Cheswar
dlne, Coblesklll. John Spark, Waldorf, Kelle,
Lena Loch. 109; »Perankle, 104.
Third race, seven furlongs, selling—Otilo,
113; Chapultepec. Pel Cruzndor, lit; Work
Box. Ill: Shelby. 110; t.ncky Mn«», 109;
Jeanne d'Arc, General Marchmont, 108;
Marian Casey. 107; Pedro, Sallan, 106; Dick
Moss. 104; Collnet, 102.
Fourth race, handicap, mile —Helmet. 116;
Meadow, 112; Ocean Queen, 100; Candlo
Fifth race, selling, six (urlongs—Fair
Louise, 113; Cross Over, Napa Nick, 113;
Dangerous March, 110; Pld Hart, 107; Sham
rock, Marohe. Florence A., 104; 'Roberta.
Sixth race, selling, mile and a glxteent*—
Barney Oldfleld. 10S; Kopek, Bon Ton,
Taskmaster, 10S; Himalaya, inn; Sizz.
Ve«me, 103: Short Order. Tugboat. 99.
JUVENILE LEAGUE PLANNED
OCEAN PARK. Doc. 12.—The cap
tains of the baseball teams composed
of beach juveniles will meet tomorrow
night to organize a winter league.
"Red" Perkins, who organized the Los
Angeles Juvenile Baseball league, will
assist in the unionizing of the beach
Majority of Incumbents in County
Clerk's Office to Retain
Harry J. Lelande. county clerk
elect, announced last night thirty of
the thirty-six appointments he will
make in the county clerk's office.
Many of the Incumbents will retain
their positions as long as they give
g-ood service, and If the legislature ap
plies civil service to county deputies
nnd clerks, as is expected, they will
have the opportunity to hold their jobs
for a lifetime if they ;ire competent.
Perhaps the most drastic change
that Lelande proposes is to appoint
R. S. Sparks his chief deputy. This
will remove Andy Francisco, who has
held the position so long that people
began to regard it as his right. Sparks,
who is to succeed Francisco, has been
deputy county auditor and tax collect
or for a number of years and is thor
oughly acquainted with the business of
the clerk'.s office. The chief deputy
receives a salary of $2100 a year.
There is a certainty that a new
registration clerk will lip appointed,
and he is likely to be L. F. I^ampton.
Lelande has not definitely decided this
question yet, but he has appointed
Ijnmpton as office deputy so as to have
him handy if he wants him for the
registration bureau. R. M. Brown now
holds this position.
D. S. Eurson is to remain ns cashier
and bookkeeper nnd J. D. McFarren
will remain as clerk of the board of
supervisors. The office deputies are:
Elmer Riggins, rjeorge K. Ross. Wal
ter Hoover, 1,. F. I.,ampton, W. C.
Watson of Pasadena. Brainerd Smith,
P. B. Speara of South Pasadena, An
drew Robertson, J. 11. Parker, S. E.
Brown of Tropico, all holdovers, nnd
Irving Baxter, Thomas McAleer,
Charles P. Glaze. J. A. Campbell of
Qardena, A. L. Stephens and W. M.
K^rr, new appointees.
For court clerks Mr. Lelande has
chosen W. I/. Warne, Judge Rives'
court; H. B. Blakeley, Judge Conrey's
court; Thomas Colvllle of Pasadena,
Judgo Monroe's court: o. 1.,. LJvesey,
Judge Finlayson's court: Sam Kutz,
Judge. Wilbur's court: George Monroe
of Monrovia. Judg-e Bordwell'a court,
:;11 holdovers, and the following new
ones: Schuyler Cole of Colegrove,
Judge Hutto'n's court: D. R. Dwyer of
Pomona, Judge Wood's court, and Ed
ward Ij. Klnney, Judge Craig's court.
There are. still several courts to be
supplied, and it is not for lack of ap
plicants that they have not been
chosen. Mr. L,elande is trying to pick
the best material and proposes to take
his time doing it. although the rest
of the appointments may be an
Mr. Lelande Intended to tender his
resignation us city dork to the council
today, but he lias been urged to stay
"on the job" until the first of the year
and has consented. Ho expected to
take a vacation before assuming his
iliitins n.s county clerk, but he will
have to jump from one position into
the other v.-lthout any rest.
HUNDRED BUSINESS MEN
TO TAKE MEXICAN TRIP
Reservations up to date for the
chamber of commerce west coast of
Mexico excursion, which leaves Los
Angeles January 12, Indicate that more
than 100 m mbers will make the trip.
Preparations for the equipment have
been completed with the Southern Pa
cific- and the train will include stand
aid i ullmans, dlnlHg car and observa
The cost to each member will be
$160, Including berths ami meals, for
the ten-day trip, with a rebate of $20
if ioo member* make the trip, or a
rebate of $80 should 125 members join
The Itinerary has been arranged ho
that the entire trip of 881 miles south
of the border will he made by day,
either going or returning. The trip
will terminate at Yago, on the San
tiago river, 100 miles south of Mas-
FANS LIKE IDEA
OF GRIDIRON DAY
Manager Pat Wheelan Reports
Nice Progress on Christmas
Program of Comparisons
The Los Angeles high school Rugby
football team has been signed to play
against Polytechnic high school in the
big football carnival to be given by
Pat Wheelan on Christmas. The Los
Angeles team, as a whole, will not
be able to take part, as three of the
boys are on the Injured list and two
are out on account of parental objec
tions, but the other mombers of the
fifteen, which Include those signed by
Wheelan, are glad of the choice, not
only of going up against Polytechnic
high school, but of proving that the
Rugby game is better than any of the
four styles to be played in the carnival
on Bovard field.
After the Rugby contest Saturday,
when the best game of the season was
pulled off before an enthusiastic crowd
of 2000 persons, the Rugby adherents
were extremely confident that they
can win In the popular contest and
that the winning team of the two will
secure the trophy to be offered.
Polytechnic high school expects to
have its best ten in out, including most
of last year's aggregation, and the
boys were out last night practicing
hard. They are in fine spirits and
Joyous at the idea of again entering
some kind of athletics.
Coach Walter' Rheinschild will be
unable to guide the St. Vincent team
because of business matters, but*
Coach Ralph Ratfer, who played at
St. Vincent's last year and this year
coached the U. S. C. preps, has taken
hold and will tutor the Saints in the
old stylo of American football, at
which he was an adept some years
ago. He remembers the features
thoroughly and says he will turn out a
team that will win against the In
Both soccer teams, the Rangers ajid
the Thistles, have signed and are
anxious to show up the upstart games
of America, and also the Rugby style, I
BAR RACE TRACK
Agricultural Park Improvement
Again Confronted by Tan
gle of Objections
Agricultural park is In a tangle again
and W. M. Bowen, secretary of the
' Sixth District Agricultural association,
I told the park commission yesterday
that he was about ready to quit the
whole business and stop all improve
ments on the park.
Bowen's disgust was occasioned by
a protest registered before the park
commission yesterday morning by rep
resentatives of the West Vernon and
South Hoover Improvement associa
tions. The protestants object to the
plan to put the race track on the
ground which has been condemned
to add to the park and which they
must pay for.
They say that they were promised
the land that is to be added to the
park would be used for park purposes
only and that the race track is not a
park purpose, and faith has been
broken. They declared it was only
through them that the land could be
condemned because, if they had pro
tested, proceedings would have stopped.
If nothing else could be done, they
suggested that the barns for the
horse* be put underground.
Mr. Bowen said it was impossible tn
put the barns underground because
there is no deep sewer to drain them.
The race track has to be built, for
tbil la according to an agreement
with the harness horse owners who
have used Agricultural park for mat
inee races for a number of years. The
hone owners withdrew a suit they
had In erturt against the association
and aIM contributed money for the
benefit of the park, but only on condi
tion that a race track was established.
The park commission hopes some so
lution of the tangle may be found, and
yesterday employed W. D. Cook, jr., a
landscape engineer, to lay out plans
for the park that will put the race
track in some other location than the
one that has been chosen for it. This
will be a most difficult matter, but
the park commission has its hopes so
high that it ia willing to pay Mr. Cook
$800 to try.
CITIZENS WILL REQUEST
AMENDED BUILDING LAW
.The legislation committee ivill iv
port adversely to the counril today
on tho petition of H. C. Merritt of the
Spring Street company for an increase
in th" height of bulldlngc, but It is
expected that a battle royal will iie
velop over tho question on Hie floor
of the council, for a number of the
members are in favor of granting tho
amendment to the building ordinance,
and a petition signed by one hundred
prominent citizens, favoring the In
crease, will be presented.
In addition to advising the denial and
filing of the. Merritt petition, the legis
lation committee, will ask that the
height of buildings, as it is now fixed
in the ordinance, be Incorporated in
the new onartar, so that individuals
cannot ask for amendments.
Mr. Merritt asked the council to
amend the ordinance ho that he could
construct n building 233 feet high. He
promised it would be tho most beau
tiful building on the Pacific coast.
It was to bo twelve stories high and
surmounted by ornamental cupolas.
Anticipating opposition to the pro
posed change in the ordinance, Mr.
Merritt yesterday circulated a peti
tion among the prominent business
men of the city embodying an appeal
to th<> council to make the change
desired. Seventy-six signatures had
been obtained hist night, and Mr. Mer
ritt said he would have twenty-four
tnore before the council schsloii l>e
gtna this morning. The signatures am
tboae of well known flnni and promi
nent business men, including banks,
trust companies and eommercialhousea.
which they say Is not football at all.
The game they played at Praeger park
Sunday was but an appetizer to the
contest they expect to put up Christ
The XT. S. O. prepa are anxious to
get In the game and believe they can
hold their own with any college team
here under the old style taught them
by Coach Rader.
It Is probable that they will be given
a chance to tackle Whlttler college
instead of V. S. C. varsity In order to
make it an intersectlonal contest rath-
er than between two teams of the same
school. Coach Cromwell, while keen
for such a chance to show off the new
American game, Is not anxious to put
his varsity pets into suits asrain after
once breaking training, and he be
lieves that the preps would uphold the
honor of the school against tho
Whlttler has a good team this sea
son and defeated a team of all-stars
on Thanksgiving day. The Quakers
are always In training and are anxious
to make a n.-une for themselves in ath
letics. In "Rig" Reneker they have
the best fullback In the south.
The Rnnpcers and Thistles, the two
soccer teams, nre in the best of con
dition anil are looking forward to the
first time thnt they will have had the
opportunity to play before a large
crowd, for the renson that the public
not knowing much nbout soccer hns
never turned out in large rtumbers to
see them piny, as they have to see
Rugby and intercollegiate games.
In the old country, however, a good
soccer game never fails to draw at
least 20.000 persons, and on special oc
casions in Liverpool the attendance Is
known to have been in excess of
FLANDERS CAR REGISTERS
4001.8 MILES IN 11 DAYS
The little Flanders car that Is after
the world record for a-non-stop run
has in eleven days to date covered
4001.8 miles. The mileage is checked
up twice daily when the car reports at
the Lord Motor Car company's garage.
The mileage given is official, as ob
servers appointed by the Southern Cal
ifornia Automobile association are in
constant charge of the car. The above
mileage was up to 11 o'clock Monday
ATHLETICS TRIM CUBANS
HAVANA, Dec. 12.—The Philadel
phia American league team defeated
■ the Havana ball team today, 0 to 4.
■ The game lasted ten innings.
MEETING TO TALK
First Conference of Consolida
tion Commission and Out
siders Is Arranged
The first conference of the consoli
dation commission with outside dls-
tricts will be held Wednesday after
noon at 2:30 in the mayor's office when
the consolldattonista will meet the ex
ecutive committee of the committee of
twenty-one from the eastern part of
The committee of twenty-one is com
posed of the following: E. R. Jeffry,
Azusa; J. R. Randall, Artesia; D. J.
Schultis, Baldwin Park; J. O. Houser,
Covina; A. W. Richards, Claremont;
E. H. Converse, Glendora; F. A. Haz
zard, East Whittier; M. F. Quinn, El
Monte; E. C. Kenyon, Lordsburg; C.
C. Huff, Lordsburg; John H. Bartle,
Monrovia; Robert G. Avery, Monro
via; E. P. Truitt. Norwalk; A. T. Cur
rier, Pomona; Fred J. Smith, Pomona;
H. H. Klnney, Pomona; George E.
Cross, Puente; W. A. Johnstone, San
Dimas; Ralph Graham, Whittier and
A. Wardman, Whittier.
The executive committee is composed
of J. L. Matthews, chairman; H. N.
Wells, secretary, and the following
E. R. Jeffry, C. H. Converse, Robert
C. Avery, Charles E. Walker, W. A.
Johnstone, A. Wardman and P. A.
These people are not so particular
about becoming a part of the city gov
ernment of Los Angeles, but they do
want water from the Owens river and
If It is necessary to become part of
the city to get the water, will not
raise very vigorous objections.
Some of the members of the con
solidation commission have been at a
loss to, know If they are to consider
consolidation solely, or annexation as
well, and the distribution of water and
power. This was made clear yester
day when Mayor Alexander sent a
letter to the commission showing- plain
ly what he considered he had appoint
ed them for. The mayor's letter fol
"During the public discussions as to
how the city should dispose of its sur
plus Owens river water and power, It
was suggested that many of the diffi
culties of the problem, legal and oth
erwise, might be eliminated by taking
into the city, either by consolidation
or annexation, all territories to be
served by that water. It was with
that idea that I aaked the council to
authorize the appointment of your
commission. I consider that the pri
mary purpose of your appointment is
to determine the proper method of dis
posing of the city's surplus water and
power, anil that the secondary object
is the consideration of that other very
important subject of consolidation."
When the mayor's idea was known
the commission yeiterd&y morning de
cided that the tirst duty would be to
fix the boundaries of the proposed
new city with regard to the distribu
tion of the water and power. The
commission decided that these boun
daries will not be fixed so that^any
community shall consider it is entitled
to water because of advantageous lo
cation, but with a view to the most
E.P. BOSBYSHELL PLEASED
WITH TRIP TO ORIENT
E. P. Bosbyshell, one of the members
of the Los Angeles delegation on the
commission of the associated cham
bers of commerce of the Pacific coast,
which has been visiting in China, a
guest of the associated chambers of
commerce of China, returned to Los
Angeles yesterday highly pleased with
his trip. Willis Booth, the other mem
ber of the local delegation/ stopped off
In San Francisco and Is expected home
today. • ■;.
Mr. Booth was compelled to remain
In the north to assist in appraising the
many valuable gifts which were ■now
prod on the visitors by their Chinese
hosts and on which duties must be
LOOK FOR LYNCH
TO KEEP OFFICE
President of National League Is
Assured Support of Many
Leading Club Owners
NEW YORK, Dec. 12.—The consen
sus of opinion of baseball men in this
city Is that should the National league
owners at their meeting here tomorrow
reach the election of officers, Thomas
J. Lynch, who has had the office of
president for a year, will be re-elected.
While ho may not get the vote of
all eight clubs, his supporters say he
is sure to have the backing of John
T. Brush, Garry Herrmann, John F.
Harris and Barney Dreyfus and per
haps the vote of Horaco S. Fogel. Fo«el,
howover, wants to find out first wheth
er the umpirei are to be allowed the
absolute powers they had last season.
Charles Ebbets, who hoped to get John
Montgomery .Word elected president
last winter, and C. W. Murphy of Chi
cago, who aided Ebbets in this plan,
limy have some candidate in reserve
whom they will run against Lynch, but
Lynch's adherents profess no fear of
At tomorrow's meeting all club own
ers except Brush will be present. He
is in San Antonio, Texas, and will wire
who shall represent tilm at the meet
With the National league meeting to
morrow and tho American league meet
ing Wednesday, New York is full of
baseball talent. President Johnson of
the American is already here. John
I, Taylor of Boston, an early arrival,
said he was willing to consideroffers
for any of his players except 9peaker
ESTOPPEY RUNS 544 TH MILE
VENICE, Dec. 12.—Having passed
thfc half-way point in his attempt to
run 1000 miles in 1000 hours, Eugene
Kstoppey is well on his way toward
the 600 th mile. At 12 o'clock tonight
he ran the 644 th mile and insisted that
he Is still in condition to finish the
race December 31. He started running
one mile at the beginning of each hour
nt 9 o'clock a. in. November 20.
WITH TIME; WINS
Pajama-Clad Actor Quits Stalled
Train in Auto to Reach
Here for Opening
George Beban, headliner at the Or
pheum this week, only saved his open
ing performance yesterday by a stren
uous auto ride down the coast from
Surf, and an expenditure of $75. And
then, Just to be perverse, the train
which he left stalled on the wrong side
of a wreck, and seemingly tied up £or
a. week, beat him into tne city.
Behan sent his "Thu Sign of the
Rose" company down here on the Sat
urday night train from Oakland, but
waited personally for the Sunday night
Lark. He was blissfully dreaming
away in his pink pajamas at an early
hour yesterday when the sudden stop
of the train awakened him. Piling out,
with apprehensive mien and an over
coat un, Beban inquired the trouble.
He was informed that a northbounu
train had gone into the ditch ;-outh of
Surf, and that a possible delay of
some hours was more than likely.
A hasty run to tho station at Surf
confirmed it. He knew that if he did
not arrive here by 3:30 yesterday after
noon he couldn't open, and he began
to see vision* of managerial anger to
say the least.
"Is there no way of getting a spe
cial out?" he asked the harassed sta
HIKES AN AUTOMOBILE
"How can we get a special through
when the regular oan't run?" was the
Then Beban had an Inspiration.
"Has anybody in these diggings an
auto?" he asked.
"Nearest is at Gravlota. 20 miles."
Beban reached Graviota on the phone
and dickered for the auto.
"It will cost you $75," said the un
"Will you guarantee to get me into
Los Angeles by 3:30?" asked Beban.
"We'll take you there if the machine
••It' you guarantee to make the
schedule you get the $75; not other
wise," was Beban's ultimatum.
The car mado the twenty miles from
Graviota in twenty-five minutes. With
an overcoat and his shoes and) pajamas
making up his attire, Boban hopped
in, gathering his luggage about him,
and the machine started. The only
stop was in Santa Barbara for a light
breakfast and some licjuid warmth.
Then the run on here was resumed,
iind at 3 o'clock the machine had Be
ban at the Orphcurn door. On the
way he had partly dressed, so no one
here realized the strange sight he made
earlier in thn day.
And on his nrrival the Orpheum man
iisement heaved a long breath—for the
delayed Lark had already reached the
city and no Beban was aboard.
"But the experience was worth the
$75," is Beban's consolatory view of
his rapid ride.
HOTEL MEN OPEN QUARTERS
Permanent headquarters for the
Southern California Hotel Men's as
sociation are. being arranged for In the
Grant building at Fourth street and
Broadway. The association has decid
ed to open regular offices for the rea
son that under the present method of
holding meetings at the different hotels
difficulty is sometimes encountered In
securing suitable quarters. The new
rooms, four in number, also will bo
used as headquarters for visiting hotel
men and a directory of the members
of the local association will be kept
there. Secretary Cason -will be in
NEW BUCKET SHOP LAW
The board of supervisor* yesterday passed
an ordinance relative to the regulation of th«
Kale of stocks on the exchange! and which
alms at further. suppressing the "bucket
■hop" trade. It make* those doing business
under the "bucket shop" rule «rutlty of a nils
demeanor and punishable ,by. a fine of from
$100 M 1500 or Imprisonment in , the . county
Jail of from thirty day» to »U months.
JIM BASEY AGAIN
SHOWS HIS CLASS
Picks Up 118 Pounds and Game
ly Fights Out Victory Over
OAKLAND. Dec. 12.—Jim* Basey
again displayed his class when he took
up 118 pounds at Emeryville today and
beat some clever youngsters. He ruled
a firm favorite, and after setting the
pace was headed by Winning Widow,
but outgamed her in the flnal drive,
winning by a nose. Summary:
First race, mile —Wap (Taylnr) won.
Deneen (\V. Cotton) second. Incentive (Gar
ner) third. Time, 1:45 2-5. Busy Man. J.
C. Clem. Davlo Andrew, Harry Rogers and
Lovely Mary also ran.
Second race, mile —Keep Moving (Shil
ling) won, Hulmere (Klrsolibaum) leoonu,
Miss IMonio (flargan) third. Time. 1:481-5.
Nehraxka Lass, Sepulveda, Sake and Dahl
sron also ran.
Third race, five furlongs—Jim Basey
(Oargßn) won, Winning Widow (Glass) sec
ond, Pay Streak (Shilling) third. Time.
1:00 3-6. Academlst, Volslnl, Max Dice,
Frank Ferris, Port Arlington, Santalene anil
Ban Ann also ran.
Fourth race, mile and twenty yards—
Rosevale (Martin) won, Jim Clal'fney (Shil
ling) second. Big Stick (Oarner> third.
Time, 1:43 2-0. Meltondale also ran.
Fifth race, mile and an eighth—Captain
Burnett (Thomas) won, Elgin (Glass) sec
ond, Jim Cafferata (Oarner) third. Tlmo.
1:56. Belleview, Treasure Seeker and Neb
ulosus also ran.
Sixth race, six and a half furlongs—Rubla
Ciranda (Martin) won, Bonnlo Hard (dar
gan) second, Emma G. (Thomas) tlilrd.
Time, 1:23. Hooray. Mr. Bishop, Clodfatlier.
Sorrowful, Sir John and Beda also ran.
First race, five furlongs, —Sneezer.
IIS; Hen Greenleaf, Tender Bloom, Slncerl
dad, Nancy Ray, Hand Satchel. Lady M,
M., Clyde Herburt, Portola, Gertie, 112;
Bob Chocolate Sokol, 106.
■ Second race, futurity course, selling
Cinnamon, Camera, 109; Woolton, Lofty
Ileywood, Ban Lady, 106; Oalene Gale, 104;
Third race, futurity course, selling—llex,
112; Mr. Hose, Electrowan, Lord Clinton,
Warfare, 109; Brighton, 104; Mlnncdocla,
Fourth rare, eleven-sixteenths mile, hand
icap—Enfleld, 115; Roy Junior, 111: Likely
Dleudonne, 98; Raleigh P. D., 95; Pride of
Fifth race, mile and seventy yards—God
father, 10S; Dr. Downle, Wineberry. Mata
dor, Canlque, L. C. Ackerly. Catallne, Net
tio Travers. 105: Sonla, Zahra. 104; Vol
trome. 99; New Capital. 95.
Sixth race, six furlongs, selling—Father
Stafford, Black Sheep. Darfln, Billy My "i.
112; Darelngton, 111; Mt-ada, Grace 0.. 110;
El Palsano, 108; Novgorod, 106; Prudent,
Weather cloudy, track muddy.
TALENT OVERLOOKS WINNER
OF JACKSONVILLE FEATURE
JACKSONVILLE, Dec. 12.—Grover
Hughes, neglected in the liotting, won
the feature of today's card at Mon
crlef, a handicap at six furlong-s for
A new track record was made In the
fifth race,, when Alalatine stepped six
and a half furlongs in 1:21 2-5. Re
First race. six furlongs—Bertts won,
Perthshire second, Spin third. Time,
Second race, five and a half furlongs—
Monte Fox won. Trustee second. Red Bob
third. Time. 1:07 3-5.
Third race, mile and a sixteenth—Mary
Davis won. Hundrlan second, Sand Hill third.
Time, 1:46 1-Z.
Fifth race, six and n half furlongs—Mall
tint 1 won, Colonel Ashmeade second, Star
board third. Time. 1:21 2-5.
Sixth race, mile and a sixteenth—#U.
Joseph won. Merman second, Stoneman
third. Time. 1:48.
CAREW'S FAILURE HELPS
BOOKS HAVE GOOD DAY
PEXSAOOLA. Dec. 12.—Heavy back
ing for Carew in the closing rac«
caused his price to drop today. His
failure to get a portion of the purse
enabled the layers to have a big profit
on the day's results. Summary:
First race, four and a half furlongs—
Dr. Crook won. Temper second. Dry Dollar
third. Time. :59 3-5.
Second race, four and a half furlongs—
Hattie CSarrett won, lionaldo second. l»abo
Blend third. Time. :68 2-5.
Third race, five furlongs—San Diver won,
Don-Hamilton second, Bodkin third. Time,
Fourth race, six furlongs—Clymslc won.
Profile second, B. M. Kebo third. Time,
Fifth race, mile and a quarter—llorman
Doyle won. Amyl second; bicmole thlni.
Time, 2:18 4-5.
Sixth race, mile nnd b quarter—Sam Ber
nard won, Neeskaleeta second; Dander third.
Time. ;:in 3-5.
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