January 29, 1914
"Have you got a dollar about you?"
This is the customary greeting for prominent citizens caught on the streets after dark from night policemen following the issuance of Chief Hittson's order to arrest all wanderers and transients with less capital than a dollar, as a precautionary step against crime.
The order is said to have been looked upon as a joke by patrolmen, who stopped more taxpayers than tramps to inquire into their financial status. It is alleged these moves have belittled departmental heads and added no dignity to the arm of the law. Chief Hittson says the "dollar or jail" order has been part of the working regulations of the force for months.
A very quiet meeting of the council, that no one is supposed to know anything about, will be held this afternoon, and the hubbub will be discussed.
Discussion of the ordinance consolidating the offices of water superintendent with that of plumbing inspector and city engineer will be held.
Matters relevant to the economy policy of the administration will be brought up.
"The Rosary," Ed Rowland Jr.'s theatrical success, which will be seen at the Page tonight, tells the story of a modern Garden of Eden in which the serpent eaters in the form of a rejected suitor who wrecks the home and happiness of a married couple by playing upon the jealousy of the husband. There is diffused throughout the drama remarkable air of purity, faith and hope from the opening scene, which pictures the happy couple about to celebrate their second marriage anniversary, and surrounded by all the creature comforts of modern civilization to the last act when the train, broken in health and fortune, and wrecked by jealousy come like two weary children at the feet of the old priest who has fathered them throughout their troubles.
In the days of their prosperity they had built a chapel for their old friend, the priest, and in their adversity they come back to the little edifice one Sunday morning, just as the chimes send their music rolling through the valley. The story is interestingly told, and with a cast comprising Clarence A. Sterling, Jean Wardley, Thornton J. Baston, Stanley M. Andrews, L. Andrew Castle, Rose Adair, Neola Newon, Chas. H. Starr, and with scenic effects that are brilliant, the production is well worth attending.