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FIND BODY
OF DRUCE IN
HIS COFFIN
STORY OF BURIAL OF LEAD
BASELESS
EXHUMED 43 YEARS TO A DAY
AFTER BURIAL
Contest Over Estate of Late Duke of
Portland Virtually Ended by
Finding of Corpse In
Vault
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Dec. 30.— The body of Thomas
Charles Druco In Hlghgate cemetery was
exhumed today, just forty-three years to
a day after its burial., The coffin was
found to contain the remains of a human
body, thiiE exploding the romantic tale
told by Robert C. Caldwell and others
who swore during the recent hearing of
the Druce perjury case that it contained
a roll of lead.
The official statement given out by rep
resentatives of the homo office and others
who were officially present at the ex
humation not only definitely disposes of
the lead myth, but seems effectively to
prove thtit the body buried in 1864 was
actually that of T. C. Druce. The author
ized statement follows:
"The coffin was opened and found to
contain the body of an aged, bearded
man; the plate on the coffin bore the
name 'Thomas Charles Druce.' "
The scene at Highgate cemetery this
morning when tho vault was opened was
remarkable. Constables seemed to spring
from everywhere. Every bush and every
tree apparently hid an officer of the law.
All the entrances to the cemetery were
guarded by police. Only those persons
who had passed from the home offie'e were
admitted to the grounds.
George Hollamuy Druce, who claims
that hi! is the rightful heir to the Portland
dukedom and to Its vast estate, tried
twice to get into the cemetery, but was
r.et by a stern refusal.
The operations began at daybreak with
the removal of ths topmost coffins in the
vault containing the bodies of the wife
and son of T. C. Druce.
Body Found
It was nearly half past 31 before the
coffin, the contents of which have aroused
the curiosity of the whole world, was
brought up ready for opening and in
spection. The top was quickly un
screwed and the Inner casing of lead cut
open. There was no need for the dictum
of the eminent surgeon, Augustus Pepper,
who was appointed by the home office to
carry out the exhumation, to assure all
present that human remains lay In the
coffin.
The Druee vault has thus given up Its
secret after ten years of legal proceed
ings which have cost, all told, a consider
able fortune. A large part of this money
was obtained from servant girls and
others workers, who were Induced to buy
shares in a company formed to prosecute
the claims of George Hollamby Druce
against the estate of the duke of Port
land.
The charge of perjury against Herbert
Druce is effectively disposed of.
- These persons who have swown to the
placing of load instead of a human body
in the coffin have been arraigned, and they
will have to take the consequences of
their act. So far as tho public is con
cerned, the entire long-drawn-out Druce
duke of Portland controversy Is at an
end, and the case of the claimant, George
Hollamby Druce, has fallen to the ground.
CHILDREN NOT TAUGHT
VITAL LESSONS, SAYS PASTOR
"Personal and Social Purity" Subject
of Rev. Clarence Webb of Po
mona at Methodist Min
isters' Meeting
"Persona, and Social Purity" was thb
subject of a paper read by Rev. Clarence
Webb of Pomona, superintendent of the
Pacific Purity association, before the
Methodist ministers at their meeting in
the First Methodist church yesterday
morning.
Rev. Mr. Webb dwelt on the conditions
of children starting out in life; that many
of them were not given proper instruction
from parents or teachers and were led
into immorality by neglect through false
modesty.
Dr. P. B. Raymond, president of Wes
leyian university, Middletown, Conn.,
made brief remarks on the concentration
of religious forces among the ministers in
teaching the gospel.
Presiding Elder Peck of the Fresno dis
trict urged the point of inviting the dele
gates on the Pacific coast to meet in Los
•lAngeles and to go in a body to the Baltl-
Jmore convention of the Methodist church.
XFavorable action was adopted.
T Rev. G. E. Foster, pastor of the New-
Rnan church, was unable to bo present.
Ye sent the following word:
Awe will not hold night services, but
to retire early io as to rise early
HlNew Year's day and be prepared to
fi^Mc hard in fitting up our new church
A cordial invitation is extended
brethren to come and help us."
"fc-^^t church has been in process of erec-
some time, and it was hoped it
finished for the Christmas and
services, but tho work has
delayed.
J . ir. Bodkin, editor of the Call-
Hi^i Independent, advocated an excur-
Pmin, which was decided to be taken by
'the body of ministers January 20.
To facilitate the work of the Los An
geles district, Presidin™ Elder Adkinson
announced that he would be found at the
study of Rev. Robert Mclntyre from 9:30
to 10:30 Mondays and from 2 to 4 Thurs
days of each week.
POLICE RESUME WAR
AGAINST BUCKETSHOPS
Main and Branch Offices of Toledo
Stock Exchange Company
Raided and Five Men
Are Arrested
Afetr a lapse of six weeks the police
yesterday resumed the raiding of bucket
shops, and as a result the Toledo Stock
exchange company in the H. W. Hell
man" building and a branch office In the
Ramona building are closed.
After a conference between Chief Kern
and Prosecuting Attorney Fleming De
tectives Murray and Cooke were detailed
to investigate the alleged gamblers.
Promptly at 12 o'clock yesterday the
following men were arrested: F. Abbott,
in charge of the office In the Hellraan
building, and H. Hell, telegraph operator
at tho same place. At the relay tele
graph office in the Ramona building P.
C. Wilkes, F. Ogle and Henry Arthur
were placed under arrest.
City Prosecutor Fleming says:
"The movement has been started in a
capable manner and all of the men who
have been busy In the past month secur
ing evidence will be retained. It will go
hard with all who defy the law."
LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 31, 1907.
Darrow May Escape Operation
CLARENCE S. DARROW
DR. JOHN R. HAYNES visited the
California hospital last night to
make an extended examination of
the case of Clarence S. Darrow of Chi
cago, the well known labor counsel, who
has come to Los Angeles for treatment
for mastoidltls. Dr. Haynes said later
that he believed that possibly the ope
ration suggested for relief could be
avoided.
Darrow's chief danger is a possibility ot
a spread of the inflammation which af
fects the mastold bohe toward the brain
when septic meningitis would set In.
The operation planned Is the usual one
In such cases, the removal of a portion
of the mastoid bone.
It is certain that Darrow will not be
able to return to Boise in time to parti
cipate in the close of the Pettibone trial,
nlthough he bears up well in his trouble
and maintains a belief that he will get
CONFIDES SUICIDAL INTENT
TO DRUG CLERK; ARRESTED
"Give Me Anything," Demands Ra>
manda Roderguiz — Out of Work,
Had Walked Streets for
Nights
"My life is a failure; death will be
welcome." shrieked Ramanda Roderguiz,
a recent arrival from Chicago, as he
dashed into the drug store of Godfrey &
Moore at 101 South Spring street lasv
night.
"I seek some easy way to end my life,"
he whispered to one of the clerks, lean
ing nervously across the counter and
holding out a shaking hand. "Give me
morphine— carbolic acid— poison of any
kind — so long as it will be sure to do its
work."
The man was assured the poison would
be given him, but that it was necessary
to mix several ingredients in order to
make it powerful enough, and he agreed
to wait until it was ready. He was
shown to a small room in the rear of the
store and the clerk notified the police.
Detectives were sent and Roderguiz was
arrested by them. When taken to th»
central station he was placed under the
care of the police physicians In the re
ceiving hospital. Today he will be sent
to the county hospital, as it is believed
he is insane.
Roderguiz is a cigarmaker and came to
Los Angeles several months ago from
Chicago. Since his arrival In this city
he has been unable to secure work and
for several days has been without funds.
According to the story Roderguiz told
the police surgeons he has had no place
to sleep for nights and has been com
pelled to walk tho streets.
STABLEMAN SOLD HORSES,
POCKETING MONEY, CHARGE
H. S. McGuire Accused of Embezzling
by Dr. Willis H. Hutchason, and
Is Said 'o Have Passed
Bad Check
H. S. McGuire, forme- owner of a livery
stable at Twenty-fifth street and Tober
man, was brought back to Los Angeles
from San Diego last night and will be
tried here on a charge of embezzlement.
McGuire was arrested in San Diego sev
eral days ago. He is said to have sold a
horse owned by Dr. Willis H. Hutchason
for $150 and to have embezzled the money.
He is also charged with cashing a forged
check on J. R. C. Burton, a merchant on
.East Forty-eighth street, and with sell
ing a horse and buggy owned by J. L.
Patterson, 2715 Orchard avenue, and em
bezzling tho money.
HURLS BLAZING OIL
STOVE FROM WINDOW
Explosion Burns J. D. Wilshire and
Sets Room Ablaze — Loss Is
Estimated in All
at $150
J. D. Wllshire of 335 West Fifty-seventh
street narrowly escape! death In a fire
caused by the explosion of a coal oil
Btove early yesterday morning.
An oil stove, purchased a few days
previous, was burning by his side as he
read. Suddenly a sheet of flame burst
from the stove, and In a moment the
apartment was ablaze. .
Wllshire grasped the flaming stove and
threw it out of the window. Ho was
severely burned ab^ut the hands and
face.
Neighbors who had been aroused by the
sound of the explosion hurried to the
rescue.
The damage is estimated at (150.
ARRESTED AT REQUEST
OF POLICE OF SPOKANE
James Shoemaker, wanted in Spokane,
Wash., on a charge of forgery, was ar
rested by detectives last night.
Some time ago word was received by
the local department from Chief of Police
B. H. Bice of Spokane that Shoemaker
was wanted there. A description of the
man was sent at the same time. Shoe
maker was recognized from this descrip
tion.
Ho will be held at the central station
until an officer comes from Spokane
after him.
well shortly, which Is helpful to the phy
sicians.
PETTIBONE SERIOUSLY ILL;
MALADY BELIEVED INCURABLE
By Associated Press.
BOISE, Idaho, Dec- 30.— The illness of
George A. Pettlbone today caused an
adjournment of his trial until tomorrow
morning. Last night Pettlbone became
violently 111 and was taken to a hospital.
For a time his condition was extremely
critical, but today much improvement Is
reported.
Pettlbone has been a sick man all
through the trial and has frequently
been taken to the hospital at nights be
cause of his sufferings, but heretofore
has been able to appear in court each
day. It is thought that his malady is
lncur..ble and it is regarded a question
whether the trial will ever be concluded.
FARMER WAS "GREEN," BUT
HE GETS HIS MONEY BACK
Walter O. Schmal Granted Cancella.
tion of Agreement with H. S. Cole
man and Wife — Called "Easy,"
Declares Witness
Satisfied as the result of a conversation
over the telephone, Walter O. Schmal
loosened the strings of an obese purse
In May last and paid good money, to
gether with a desirable lot in San Diego,
for the furnishings of a rooming house
at 243H South Spring street, known as
tha St. Paul hotel.
Yesterday he aired his troubles In
Judge Hutton's department of the su
perior court, claiming he was the victim
of a conspiracy, the conspirators, ac
cording to his complaint, being H. S.
Coleraan, Carrie B. Coleman and two
other persons whose names he did not
know.
■ Schmal said he was practically a
stranger in a strange land. One witness
testified that Coleman had summed
Schmal's nature up in one word,
"green," while another declared Coleman
had designated him aa "easy" and spoke
slightingly of his rural life.
The story was a long one and occupied
practically the entire day in court. When
Schmal came to Los Angeles some
months ago he at once set himself to
the task of, investing his wealth, the
fruits of many years of self-denial. The
rooming house business appealed to him
and when he learned that the forty-room
place on Spring street was for sale he
Immediately began negotiations for Its
purchase. The Colemans were running
the place at the time and were willing
to sell; Schmal sztys they were overly
anxious.
Lease Complication
But the leasing of the houso caused
misgivings In his mind, the Colemana
operating the hotel under a lease trans
ferred to them by Sarah Giguere and
given by the Maier & Zobelein brewery
but which was soon to expire.
"If I could get a lease for two years
I would take the place," Schmal told
the Colemans, and he states they as
sured him this was an easy matter, as
the owners were anxious to renew the
lease.
He was still unsatisfied when he made
his next call, and to reassure him, he
says, Mrs. Coleman called up someone
on the telephone and held a conversation
regarding the lease. This person, Schmal
says, was represented to him to be
Zobelein, and he was asked to talk with
him, which he did. The man at the
other end of the line assured Schmal
that everything was all right; that a
lease would be signed and that the rent
would not be Increased.
On receiving this assurance Schmal
closed the deal with the Colemans He
later called on Zobelein, who informed
him he knew nothing of the telephone
conversation; that they had no intention
of making a new lease with anyone, and
that the rent would be increased $25
monthly at the expiration of the old
agreement.
Schmal asked for a cancellation of the
contract and the return of his money and
lot. Judgment was rendered in his favor.
GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY .
WILL PENSION EMPLOYES
Plan Goes Into Effect Tomorrow for
Generous and Comprehensive
System of Caring for
Workers
PORTLAND, Me., Dec. 30.— The Grand
Trunk railroad, which haa its eastern
terminus in this city, will put into effect
on January 1 a pension system which
it claims to be the most comprehensive
and one of the most generous in the
country, embracing every emlpoye of the
railroad in the United States and Can
ada. The railroad will finance the
scheme, not levying any assessment on
employes.
As a nucleus with which to support
the plan the company has set apart
$200,000, the interest of which, with $75,000
additional, if necessary, each year, will
be turned over to supporting the plan.
A compulsory retiring age is fixed at
65, while any employe who has served
the company for fifteen years or more
will be entitled to a pension on a grad
uated scale. A minimum pension has
been fixed at $200, while there is no max
imum. In addition provision is made for
employes who have been disabled In the
company's service, and also for men dis
missed without cause under 65 but who
have no I served over fifteen years.
The Musical World
Genevra Johnstone-Bishop
THE musical critics are agreeing
1 iat one of the foremost of the
young composers in America Is
Silvio Hem, who wrote "Marrying
Mary," a musical play which Marlu
CahlU is playing at the Mason this
week.
Heln's music seems to contain every
thing demanded by the term "popular,"
and yet to include a sufficiency of
classic stamina to demand serious at
tention. He Is evidently good at or
chestration, for his work In this regard
has been generally mentioned wherever
the music has been heard.
Hoin, it seems, is both young and
inexperienced, and for this reason the
impression he has made is all the more
surprising. He was born in America
of German-Italian parentage. His
parents sent him back to some friends
In Trieste, where they formerly lived,
for his musical education. His mother
is of Italian blood, which is not un
usual 'n quaint old Trieste, which was
formerly an Italian city.
Under the old masters of Trieste
Heln made rapid headway and returned
to this country a few years ago with
recommendations to Daniel V. Arthur,
owner of "Marrying Mary" and man
ager of Miss Cahlll. With Judicious
calmness Mr. Arthur, instead of mak
ing much of the young man, a thing
he was Justified in doing from the
recommendations which came with
him, set him 'at work playing the piano
while the company rehearsed. Miss
Cahill was then starring in "Nancy
Brown." The director of the orches
tra left without warning 1 . Heln seized
the opportunity and Jumped in and di
rected without a moment's prepara
tion. After the first act on the open-
Ing night of Hem's work Arthur
ceased all Investigation for the new
director and gave the young man the
position. With keen enthusiasm the
young Italian-Austrian started in to
suggest changes which he thought
nectessary in the score of "Nancy
Brown." He had saved tip a lot of
suggestions, taking 1 note of everything
during the piano playing days. The
result, of all this was that Heln prac
tically rewrote the entire score of
"Nancy Brown." In a month or two
he was commissioned by Mr. Arthur to
do the music for "Molly Moonshine."
It was his first attempt at large work
and he "arrived." Since then the great
success of "Marrying Mary" has made
his laurels permanent.
The big musical events are crowding
each other this season. The third
number of the great Philharmonic
course, which occurs at Simpson Audi
torium Tuesday evening. January 14, is
the coming of that celebrated singer,
Herbert Wltherspoon, America's great
est basso. '
Harry Lott. who is traveling on the
continent, wrote a special letter to
Manager Behymer stating that he
considers Herbert Wltherspoon the
greatest singer he has ever heard, and
advised his frlends*in this city if they
attended but one concert In the season
to make that a Witherspoon concert.
There is no musical center In the
east In which Herbert Wltherspoon
sings that will not assure him of a
large and cultured audience who recog
nize the superiority of this great basso
and his splendid work. Wltherspoon's
appearance In concert, oratorio per
formances and song recitals In particu
lar, marked by strong Individuality,
Intelligent reading and Interpretation,
•perfect phrasing, diction, rich, power
ful voice and splendid personality, all
combine to make Tils work a rare artis
tic pleasure, vocally and Intellectually.
There may be those singers with
more beautiful and more extensive
range of voice, but for artistic perfec
tion and ability to sing a story or
depict a drama, Witherspoon stands
almost by himself, since his splendid
art is the blending of so many quali
ties.
Another feature of the Wltherspoon
concerts Is his admirable tnste In form-
Ing a program, wherein are contained
music of the chief song writers, as
well as of folk lore and legend. His
programs usually Include selections
from Handel in Italian, Schumann in
German, Faure and other French com
posers in their own language. Irish
melodies in Gaelic and In English, as
well as groups of Scotch and English
ballads, and songs from modern Amer
ican composers show an artistry and
novelty that teaches the audience to
understand that Witherspoon has for
saken the beaten paths and yet found
additional good. Everything In With
erspoon's program is given with a
sense of tonal value and musicianship
which stamps him as one of the great
artists.
Jan Kubellk, who is now making his
third annual tour of America under
Charles Frohman, will appear in this
city during the month of January.
The celebrated Bohemian violin vir
tuoso, playing programs rich in variety
and attractive in each selection, is a
magnet that will draw all genuine
music lovers. The most sensational
violinist of the century, the reincar
nated Paganini, the genius who makes
the instrument cry, sob, sing and com
mand at will, the musician who sways
his audience as if they were part of
his spirit-being, all this and more, it
is no wonder that Kubellk's tourneea
In Europe and America alike have
created furores of intensity that have
never been surpassed, not even in the
case of Paderewski. Kubellk is now at
the fullness of his powers. When he
first electrified America seven years
ago he was little more than a boy. Now
that he has reached maturity his musi
cal puissance has Increased fourfold.
From a prodigy he has developed into
a master, along with his marvelous
technique, has grown an Interpreta
tive power which enables him to re
peal the inmost thoughts, to lay bare
the deepest thoughts of tho great com
posers.
In fact, as well as being mechani
cally perfect on his Instrument, he has
earned the right to be called the
spokes of Beethoven, Bach, Mozart,
Jangel, Paganini, Ernst and Wienia
wskl. His magic violin is their voice,
from its sounding board vibrates their
feelings and emotions. Kubelik's pro
grams for this city are well calculated
to demonstrate the character of his
g!'ts. Being alternately classic and
romantic, they run the gamut of sen
sations and give him opportunity to
touch the extreme capacity of his violin
and of his own talent and achievement.
His repertoire will be all sufficing,
covering the vast and fertile field from
chaste classicism to the sensuous crea
tions of the great romanticists; In other
words, drawing alike upon Bach, Bee
thoven, Handel and Mozart, Paganini,
Wieniawski, Ernst, Vieuxtemps and
Schumann. Herein can be found com
positions to please all who really care
for music — the soul-searching har
monies of the old masters, the passion
ate utterances of the new; works which
only profound musicianship can inter
pret, and others whose secret may be
unlocked but with the key of dazzling
virtuosity.
I.luch interest has been aroused by
the announcement that the University
of California Glee club, In conjunction
with the Elks quartet and the De
Koven club of Berkeley, will give their
annual concert at Simpson Auditorium
Monday evening, January 6.
Many people are familiar with the
De Koven club, which has been known
for years as the best glee club of the
coast, having been more than success
ful in each and every concert -which it
has given. They will be assisted waeni
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SILVIO HEIN, COMPOSER OF "MARRYING MARY"
they give their concert here by Frank
Argall, basso; C. R. Morse, tenor;
Delwyn Hughes, violinist; Coleman
Schwartz, the Hayden string quartet,
the Elks quarter and King Sweezy,
trombonist.
"^he glee club proper will bo under
the able direction of Clinton R. Morse,
that college veteran, singer and train
er, better known probably as "Brickey
Morse." Since directing the club the
last time he has reorganized it, hence
we may expect even more of the rol
lickinrr college songs.
Pasadena and Los Angeles matrons
have proved their worth by acting as
patronesses for these two concerts, and
with their able assistance the boys
should be welcomed back by a gener
ous sized house.
A telegram from New York says Nor
dlca will probably join the San Carlo
grand opera company, now playing in
Boston.
Much interest has been manifested
in Mascagnl's "Iris," reoently produced
at the Metropolitan with Mme. Eames
in the title role.
Mrs. Francis Thorotighman will sing
next Friday afternoon at the Berkel
concerts. Her selections are: "Mon
coeur s'ouvre a ta volx (Saint-Saens),
"Summer," Chaminade; "Love Is a Bub
ble." Allisten; "Until You Came," Met
calf.
WIRELESS FROM ALASKA
RECEIVED AT POINT LOMA
Record Is Establishes for Service on
Pacific Coast — Communica
tion Maintained with
Vessels
By A»«oelated Pre»&.
VAL.LBJO, Doc. 30.— Five wireless tele
graph messages have been received at
Mare island and Point Loraa from Sitka,
Alaska. This is the record for long dis
tance for this coast.
Communication has been established
direct with all stations and also with
ships off the Southern California coast.
The Mare island navy yard is in charge
of all wireless work on this coast.
WHILE WOMEN SHOP
THIEF RIFLES 700 MS
Miss Ella Penleton and Miss Powell
of 1312 Grand Avenue Lose a
Total of $36— Money
Was Secreted
The rooms of Miss Ella Penleton and
Miss Powell at 1312 Grand avenue were
entered by burglars Saturday evening
and a total of $36 stolen.
The women went shopping In the
downtown district and Miss Powell, be
fore leavln gthe room, hid a purse con
taining $15 under the mattress. Miss
Penleton followed her example and se
creted $21 in a bureau drawer.
In the opinion of the women the theft
was committed by some one familiar
with the room and who knew the occu
pants were to be absent during the even
ing; It is supposed the thief entered
through an open window.
LEADER OF GANG OF
WAGON THIEVES IN JAIL
George Barnett, Arrested for Carrying
Concealed Weapon, Recognized by
Police and Charge Is Made
More Serious
George Barnett was arraigned before
Police Justice Austin yesterday morning
and charged wltn burglary. His exam
ination was set lor January 3.
Barnett is believed to be a daring
burglar and a leader of the "wagon
thieves" who operated so extensively in
Loa Angeles a short time ago.
He was first arrested on the charge
of carrying concealed weapons, but was
recognized at the police station aa an
old offender and the charge was changed
to burglary.
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'COW WAS AFRAID OF
PAPA ', SAYS CHILD
SO WAS THE CAT, SHE TESTIFIES
IN DIVORCE CASE
Israel Slocomb's Swearing Could Bn
Heard Six Blocks, Asserts Fair
Attorney for Wife— Made
Eyes, She Charges
"The cow ras afraid of him and •
struck the cat so many times It. wouldk ;
live In the same house with him," Eaid
little Evangcilne Slocoinb, testifying yes
terday in Judge Frederick W. Houser's
department of the superior court in the
suit for divorce of Mrs. Marianne Slo
comb against Israel faiocomb.
"And he was bad to me," said the
child. "And one day when I was chas
ing the cow away he struck we with a
stick, and I would ralner live with
mamma."
The family live at Palomar. Mrs. Slo
comb says her husband has failed to
support the family for tome years; that
he is morose and sullen ami places a
damper upon everything she undertakes,
belitties her efforts to provide the neces
saries of life, calls her names and told
her she "didn't know enough to come In
out of the wet."
Miss Adelu McKlnley, an attorney of
Watts, was In charge of Mrs. Slocomb'a
case, and she herself went on the stand
to testify In her client's behalf. Miss
McKinley Is a neighbor of the Slocombs
and told of the struggles the woman had
made to keep the wolf from tliu door.
She described Slocomb as a big, opinion
ated, loud-voiced man, an old sailor
whose swearing could be heard at a
distance of six blocks.
The young woman attorney said she
had had occasion some time ago to .ex
amine Slocomb in a justice court at
Watts and declared he hau at that tlmet
acted as though he had taken a fancy
to her and had Insisted on making eyes
at her in a ridiculous manner.
Many of the alleged acts of cruelty are
said to have taken place outside of Cali
fornia, and for this reason Mlsh Mc-
Klnley was told she would be allowed
to file an amended complaint. The mat
ter will come up again to be passed on.
AMERICAN YEOMEN OFFICERS
TO BE PUBLICLY INSTALLED
IvanhnK homestead 1418, Brotherhood
American Yoemen, has Issued invitations
for the public installation of officers
Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock.
The ceremonies will take place at Oak
hall. Brotherhood building, 845 South
Flgueroa street.
Admission is free. There will be danc
ing after the installation.
V Rent Wonderland
South Dakota, with Its rich silver
mines, bonanza farms, wide ranges and
strange natural formations, is a verit
able wonderland. At Mound City, In tho
home of Mrs. i£. D. Clapp, a wonderful
case of healing has lately occurred. Her
son seemed near death with lung and
throat trouble. "Exhausting coughing
spells occurred every five minutes,"
■( rites Mrs. Clapp. "when I began giving
Lr. King's N«w Discovery, the great
medicine, that saved his life and com
pletely cured him." Guaranteed for
coughs and colds, throat and lung trou
bles, by Dean Drug Co, druggists; BOc
and $1.00. Trial bottle free.
Musical Advertisements |
L. E. Behymer
Manager of musical attraction* and th»
great Philharmonic course. Slngera
and instrumentalists furnished on ap-
pllcation for church choirs, recitals, re-
ceptions, clubs, societies and at homo*.
Offices — Blanchard hall building, (44
and 84S. Phones: Main ISSS. Homa
2680. Ex, 82.
Win. Edsoa Str«bridg«
Plantst and organist. Studio, room 311.
Blanchard bid*.
Mme.Oenevra Johnstons-Bishop
•rlma donna, soprano, teacher ot vole*.
BulU 842-343 Blacchard building.

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