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THE THIRD DEGREE
Police Persecuted Prisoner Until
He Would Confess to Any*
thing, Is Declaration
YOUNG MAN OF GOOD FAMILY
Accused Tells of Circumstances
Which Led to Shooting of
WYLLIAM C. OWEN
Fro<i Horning, aged 27, ns straight
looking a young fellow as you will
mr>et In a long day's march, lies In the
city Jail, having surrendered voluntar
ily to the authorities. Released from
Folsom on one charge, he must now
stand trial for-his life at the hands of
those who did not venture to accuse
him of murder when the killing of
Police Captain Auble, and the Eubso
quont suicides of Carl Sutherland, who
shot him, were the talk of Los Angeles
and of the state at large.
Nearly two years have elapsed and
this young man Is now, for the first
time, accused of complicity In a crime
which was then ventilated to the ut
most, and in vhlch he was grudgingly
admitted to have had no hand. He
himself regards the proceedings as a
technical subterfuge, having fur their
object the railroading him back to
Folsom; anyhow the situation pre
sents one feature that the public
should ponder seriously. For Horning
would not have gone to Folsom at all
but for his own confession, nnd ho
stoutly avers that such confession was
wrung from him by a most Iniquitous
administration of what is known as
the "third degree."
IIISTOKY OF CASE
Police Captain Auble was killed Sep
tember 9, 11)09, while endeavoring to
arrest Sutherland and Horning, whom
he suspected of intending to commit
burglary. With Auble ut the time
WftH Chle.f of Detectives Paul Flam
mar, The latter seized Horning, who
Offered no resistance, and was leading
him to an adjoining house. Meanwhile
Sutherland had wrenched himself free
from Auble's grasp and fled. Turning,
he saw the captain pursuing him and
fired, killing tiio officer. Evidently
there had been a scuffle between Suth
erland and Auble, as the latter said
before expiring: "1 dliln't do any
shooting at all. My gun was knocked
out of my hand." Clearly, also, Horn
ing did not do the knocking, for ho was
being marched ahead by Flammer and
saw nothing of the affair, his back
being turned to the participants.
Sutherland, lindlng himself -cornered,
committed suicido; dipt. Auble died
■hortly utter being shot, and the only
witnesses of tho tragedy, apart from
(.'apt. Flasimur, were two lads, aged
13 and 15 respectively, who were riding
by on bicycles.
Capt. Aublo was buried nmld great
o«-ltcincnt, being given what may be
fjfrly called a public funeral; while
Horning lay in Jail, awaiting arraign
ment. Seven days after the Bhootlng
h# was brought before Police Judge
Chambers, charged, behind closed
doors, with assault to kill—Capt
Aublo 9 No; one Caesar Vervoort, De
cember 13, 1906. To this charge he
pleaded guilty and the following morn
ing he was brought before Judge
James and, again confessing his guilt,
was sentenced to fourteen years In
Folsom, receiving the heaviest penalty
the law allows. According to the
newspaper accounts, all other business
was set aside and Horning was tried,
convicted and sentenced in tho short
est order. True, he had confessed;
but it is this very confession that de
UIVEN THIRD DEGREE
Horning tells me, and I believe him,
that from tho moment of his entering
prison until his examination he was
confined in tho sweat box and kept
under a perpetual fire of accusations,
being threatened with every extremity
of punishment if he did not confess
to one or other of various crimes sug
gested. In particular he alleges that
for three days they tried to induce
Him to acknowledge he had pawned a
watch that was part of the booty of
a street car holdirp on Central avenue,
and that this waa abandoned only
when it was shown that there was no
similarity between his ewn handwrit
ing and that the ticket bore. He says
that throughout that period of seven
days he was practically without sleep,
owing to continual cross-examinations,
the constant banging of doors, rattling
of chains and bolts and the plague of
rats and vermin with which the sweat
box swarmed. He lost, he declares,
twenty pounds In weight, and finally
consented to plead guilty to assault
on Vervoort; for he had become so
exhausted that, to use his own ex
pression, he "would have confessed to
the crucifixion of Christ in order to
Throughout all this trouble Horning
maintained a stony silence as to his
antecedents, for he is of good family,
being the son of a well-to-do planter
In Tennessee. Coming to this coast, he
became a waiter in tho Jonathan club,
where he made Sutherland's acquaint
ance. Ife also—and here, as always,
the woman in the case appears—he fell
in love with a waitress, who presently
complained that she had been insulted
by a Japanese. Horning told Suther
land he meant to thrash the culprit,
and Sutherland went with him. While
waiting in tho back yard Vervoort
came along—this is Homing's state
ment of the case—raised an outcry, and
was shot by Sutherland, as he later
confessed in writing.
Both men left the city, o»(y to meet
again accidentally nearly two' years
For this alleged crime Horning re
ceived the full penalty-, fuorteen years
in Folsom. The authorities had not
been able to fasten any other offense
upon him; for this one there was no
evidence but his own confession, ob
tained under tho circumstances
sketched so briefly. Ho was released
recently by order of a superior court
judge because the Indictment did not
state how the assault was committed;
for the law requires that charges must
be definite and Inform the defendant
specifically of what he is accused. It i.s
suggested that the Indictment was pur
posely made vague, the police having
no evidence beyond Homing's own
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney North,
Young Woman Whose Marriage
Yesterday Was Surprise to Friends
MRS. 15. T. KIRKHAM
Who, Until Ycnterduy Afternoon. Wai Alias Grace Zerbn
-,, —Photo by Krauch.
WEDDING SURPRISE TO
COUPLE'S MANY FRIENDS
Grace Zerbe Married by Justice
of Peace-Parents Deny Af
fair Was Elopement •
Friends of Miss Grace Zerbe, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Zerbe of
tho Burlington apartments, will be sur
prised to learn of her marriage yester
day afternoon to R. T. Kirkham of
Kansas City. The bride's father is an
inventor, and his efforts to perfect an
airship of a new type have attracted
wide attention. The bridegroom's fa
ther is a wealthy manufacturing Jew
eler of Kansas City.
The marriage ceremony was per
formed at 4 o'clock yesterday after
noon by W. S. Kajrd, Justice of the
peace, in the presence of two witnesses.
Elopement rumors were circulated as
soon as the marriage was reported, but
these were vigorously denied by mem
bers of the bride's family, who said
that they had known of the engage
ment and were pleased with the mar
The bride is one of the prettiest of
the younger society girls here. It is
only a couple of years since, with her
parents and sister. Miss Laura Zerbe,
she came from New York city to reside
here, but already she has hosts of
friends who will regret her purposed
departure from Los Angeles.
Gifted not only with remarkable
beauty, young Mrs. Kirkham has also
poetic ability, and many of her verses
have been published in song form, set
to music by her equally talented sister.
Mr. Kirkham is the son of Joseph
Kirkham, a wealthy manufacturing
Jeweler of Kansas City, and has large
oil properties in California. He has
been residing in Los Angeles this win
ter, and is well known In social and
After a brief sojourn in Southern
California, Mr. and Mrs. Kirkham will
go to San Francisco, where they will
reside. They will be at the St. Francis
until they decide upon a location for
their new home.
■we are told, has been Instructed to ex
haust every resource for the purpose
of returning Hornier to Polsom. Mean
while he is being held on a charge the
authorities did not venture to bring at
the very time when Capt. Auble was
killed, although Sutherland had es
caped them by suicide, and, beyond all
question—for the police are exceedingly
bitter—they would have tried Horning
as accomplice in the murder if there
had been the slightest chance of mak
ing the accusation stick.
I say it smacks of persecution; it
suggests the thought that our prose
cuting attorney, who is entering on a
campaign for re-election, is more de
sirous of proving that, somehow or
other, he can make his indictments
hold than he is of doing Justice.
WOMAN EXPRESSES FAITH
Judgment by appearances, you will
say, la fallacious, but when one has
had experience In Interviewing it la
often moßt reliable. Horning himself
makes a most favorable impression,
and I go much on the statements of
Mrs. Clark, with whom he boarded.
She is obviously a superior, level
headed woman, entitled to credence.
She has stuck by Horning throughout;
says sha knows him as she knows her
own son Roy, who was his chum; that
Horning never taught the boy any
thing vicious; that there was never a
sign of a weapon in his room; that
after he had ceased to live there he
visited her regularly every Sunday,
and that it is simply Impossible for
her to regard him as a hardened crim
inal. I am sure she is sincere in say-
Ing this, nnd that her Judgment is
likely to approximate Justico far more
closely thnn are those who are using
all the law's complicated machinery to
immure for years a man who should
liave a long and decent life before
Alible is dead, and so is his admitted
Blayer. Vervoort was slightly wounded
and Horning, though denying guilt and
explaining his confession in a manner
that will carry much weight with those
who know the actual workings of our
criminal procedure, has Berved twenty
one months of his young life in prison.
Is It not enough? Must the law al
ways be a vindictive Shylock, ever
lastingly crying for*lts pound of flesh?
Healing meeting at 3 o'clock, 862
Francisco street near Ninth. Every
body is welcome.
LOS ANGELES HERALD
THURSDAY MORNING. JULY 28, 1910.
SUNDAY SCHOOL WORK
DISCUSSED AT MEETING
Subjects of Interest to Members
Are Taken Up by Sev
The sessions of the second day of the
annual summer school of the Sunday
schools of the diocese of Los Angeles
were marked with much Interest yes
terday in the parish house of St. Paul's
"The Study of the Gospels of Our
Lord's Life" was resumed by the Rev.
Dean Collsiday following the morning
prayer. He spoke of the periods of
the life of Christ and his active rela
tions of the different times of his life.
The Rev. Leslie E. Learned spoke on
"A Year's Experience with a Graded
Sunday School," being a continuation
of his previous address. The speaker
formed a class from the audience and
illustrated hia methods of Instruction
with subjects read from the Bible and
other characteristics of Interest to the
Dean Colladay spoke of the last days
of Christ in Jerusalem, including his
death and resurrection. Hugh C. Gib
son spoke on "The Threefold Mission
of the Sunday School."
Last evening the Rev. Charles P.
Blaisdell spoke on the "Preparation of
the Child for Christian Citizenship."
He brought out the point that the boy
should be encouraged In his youthful
characteristics In play, but with the
idea instilled In his mind of the right
and honest endeavors that should fol
low him through life.
Dean Colladay gave an illustration
of the authorized and revised versions
of the Old and New Testaments, up
holding the latter version as the most
reliable and satisfactory.
This morning after the usual morning
prayer the Rev. Dean Colladay will
speak on "The Outline Study of the
Acts of the Apostles," and will be fol
lowed by other prominent speakers.
The session will close this afternoon.
CONCLUDES TALKS HERE
Aaron S. Watklns, LL. D., gave his
final Los Angeles lecture last night
in the Hennon Free Methodist church.
This was the tenth audress delivered
during his week's engagement with
the Prohibition city central commit
"One Hundred Years on the Water
Wagon," "Social and Economic Phases
of the Liquor Question," "Tho Case
Against Liquor,' 1 "Fools and Failures,"
"The Churca and the Liquor Traffic,"
were the titles of some of the lectures.
Dr. Watkins will be accooded a
hearty reception whenever he returns
to Los Angeles, it was said after his
lecture last night.
DOUGLAS VOTES TO TRY
FOR MINING CONGRESS
DOUGLAS, Ariz., July 27.—Douglas
chamber of commerce and mines to
night at a meeting of visiting dele
gates from other Arizona cities voted
to raise money and go after the 1911
session of American Mining congress.
NEWSBOY'S LOST NICKEL
RECOVERED BY EMETIC
Weeping bitterly and apparently In
great distress, Dominlck Hielo, a 7-year
old newsboy living at 2218 Hunt Seventh
street, appeared at Hie receiving hospital
last evening and asked the police sur
geons to help him recover a nickel he
lost near Second and Spring' streets.
"We huvn't time to go with you and
search for the money," said the hospital
attendant. "Why don't you get some of
your little friends to help you?"
"Dry can't do me no good," walled
the boy. "I know where It Is, but I can't
reach It." ■ I
"Where Is It?" asked the surgeons.
"It's In me stomach, , and I can't
cough It up. Me mudder'U lick me for
A strong emetic was given the lad and
In a few minutes he "coughed It up" and
left Hie hospital In a happy mood.
Appears as if Just Coming from
School and Passes Fic
DESCRIPTIONS OF LAD VARY
Smiling Youth Identifies Signa
ture by Showing Clerk Name
on Flyleaf of Book
Attired in tailor-mndo clothes of
"collego cut" and having tho appear
ance of an intelligent schoolboy, a
young man representing himself to be
Lawrence Gray has maintained a suc
cessful career for the past eighteen
months and defrauded more than a
score of merchants out of amounts
ranging from $1.50 to $10 by means of
fictitious checks bearing the name of
S. A. Gray. The detectives have been
searching for the clever youth since
January, 1909, but despite their efforts
the bogus schoolboy continues to pass
the checks and get the money.
The last check that came to the no
tice of tfie police was passed by the
young fellow on Norton Brothers, shoe
dealers, at Fifth and Main streets,
July 21. The check was for $5. made
out to Lawrence Gray and drawn on
the Security Savings bank. The
check, as in all other cases, bore the
signature of "S. A. Gray."
According to the police the young
swindler has a system that has fooled
every person to whom he has presented
a bad check. The method of young
"Gray" is to enter a place, carrying
a few school books secured by a small
strap, and represent himself to be a
schoolboy and present a check with the
remark that his father Just handed it
to him to buy a few articles. If the
merchant hesitates and asks for iden
tification the young man unstraps his
books and shows hia name written in
the inside. This always convinces the
victim and the young fellow buys
goods of a small value and receives
the difference In money.
The young crook does not confine
his operations to any particular class
of stores. He play 3 no favorites ana
money from a florist Is Just as good
as that obtained from auto supply
companies. At times young "Gray"
shows a rare sense of humor in order
to attain his end in getting the money.
On one occasion he cashed a check by
buying a bouquet and having the florist
send them to a sick "mother" at the
California hospital. "Wlien the mes
senger reported no such person at the
hospital the suspicions of the florist
were aroused, but it was too late for
the boyish crook was gone with $2 in
good money. Another time the smiling
schoolboy purchased a sack of flour
with a bad check, receiving several
dollars in change. The address given
for the delivery of the purchase proved
to be a vacant lot In Vernon.
Although every person who has been
defrauded by the young man has re
ported the matter to the detectives
and given them a description of the
youthful crook, no two descriptions
are alike; except that the self-styled
schoolboy is young, of slim build and
The descriptions range from a young
man 5 feet 6 inches, 125 to 130 pounds,
medium build, dark hair, clean shaven
and wearing dark c'othes, to 5 feet 9
or 10 inches in height, weight 165
pounds, fair complexion, rosy cheeks,
pug nose and wearing light clothes.
The attention of the police first waa
brought to the case January 23, 1909,
when the manager of the Beacon Shoe
company at 313 South Spring street
reported to the detectives that a
schoolboy, giving the name of, Law
rence Gray, entered the place, pur
chased a pair of shoes and then ten
dered a check for $8. When a clerk
insisted on identification the lad pro
duced several school books with the
name Lawrence Gray written on the
fly leaves. This convinced the shoe
salesman and ho accepted the check
and gave the lad the difference. Later
It was returned by the Central Na
tional bank, on which it was drawn,
marked "No account."
The detectives then began a search
for the young crook, but were unable
to find a trace of him. The next time
their attention was drawn to the mat
ter was the following month, when on
February 16, 1909, the lad entered
Jones' book store and cashed a check
for $2.50, drawn on the Central Na
The following are some of the checks
which have been returned by the
banks marked "No account," which
the young man passed since his start
May 17, 1909, check for $3, drawn on
the Central National bank, and passed
on Mrs. Norma McDonald, 313 West
Sixth street. ,•
May SB, 1909, check for $2, cashed by
Aloha ice cream factory, 2313 South
May 24 1909, check for J1.50, passed
on tiio Green-Marshall company, 313
West Third street.
June 26, 1909, check for $6, drawn
on the Metropolitan Bank and Trust
company, and cashed by H. H. How
ard of 1601 Jefferson street. At this
place the young man purchased a pair
of shoes and received several dollars
The- young man evidently was afraid
of being detected and no more checks
came to the notice of the police until
January 12, 1910, when Gray passed a
check for $2 on Blngham & Browning,
1762 West Adams street. Since that
date the youthful swindler has passed
fourteen checks at intervals of from
three to five weeks, the last two
checks being passed this month on
July 11 and July 21.
"" "Merchants are so eager to sell their
goods that they do not use much judg
ment in the matter of checks, espe
cially when presented by schoolboys,"
said Captain of Detectives Flammer.
"We are looking for this lad, but so
far have been unable to catch him,
because of the conflicting descriptions
SAN DIEGO LAWYER DIES
SAN DIKGO, July 27.— J. Wade Mc-
Donald, for many years one of the best
known attorney in San Diego, died to^
day at his residence, following an Ill
ness of several weeks. He was nearly
67 years old and a Grand Army man.
He leaves a widow and two children.
At the time of his death, Mr. Mc-
Donald was the local attorney of the
Santa Fe railway,
STATE NEARS END
OF SKELLY TRIAL
Woman Tells of Hearing Quarrel
Before Mrs. Skelly Ap
peared in Flames
THE INSURANCE MEN TESTIFY
Accused Reported Telling Wife He
Didn't Know Certain
Lquid Was Gasoline
SANTA ANA, July 27.—Tho prose
cution in the case of Frank F. Skelly,
on trial for the murder of his wife May
6, 1910, tiiis mqrning introduced tes
timony to show motive. Their first
witness was Homer A. Wallace, who
testified that going to the Skelly homo
on Thursday evening, May 5, the night
before Mrs. S.k^lly was burned, to en
gage to work for Skelly, he heard loud,
angry tones between Skelly and his
Wallace stated that as he left the
Skelly home he heard angry talking
and on his return twenty minutes
later he again heard the loud and ap
parently angry tones. He could dis
tinguish no words, as he was thirty
feet from the house.
Other testimony to show motive was
the introduction of various life insur
ances. Policies in tlie Fraternal
Brotherhood and the Foresters on Mrs.
Skelly's life, with Skelly as beneficiary,
the first for $1000 and the second for
J2OOO, were admitted by the defense
without objection, as corresponding
policies on Skelly's life with Mrs.
Skelly as beneficiary were shown to
exist, but vigorous arguments were
waged over the Introduction of a $5000
policy on Skelly's life in the Occiden
tal Life Insurance company, with Mr 3.
Skelly benefiting. The searching point
In this Insurance policy is that there
exists an alternative point that should
Mrs. Skelly die In a burning building,
Skelly was to be the beneficiary.
Attorney Williams objected to the
policy being admitted, saying it had
nothing to do with the case.
Said the prosecution: "The prosecu
tion refers to the alternative clause
in this policy, which would be in ef
fect, should Mrs. Skelly lose her life
in a burning building. Had Mrs.
Skelly died in the building and It
burned, Skelly would have profited to
the extent of $5000."
The Jury was excused while the point
was argued. Judge West decided to
admit the policy.
, Mrs. E. A. Hare of Westminster made
a strong statement in this afternoon's
session that Mrs. Skelly In loud and
distinct tones had told her that Skelly
had thrown gasoline over her, follow
ing up her accusation by saying to
Skelly, "Didn't you, Frank?"
Mrs. Hare declared that Skelly made
no reply to this and other questions.
Mrs. Hare also testified to other ac
cusing expressions of Mrs. Skelly, such
ao: "Oh, Mrs. Hare, Mr. Skelly has
Mrs. Hare testified to hearing scuf
fling and screams before seeing Mrs.
Skelly run from the house in flames.
She called Dr. Vlolett by telephone.
Mrs. Hare denied raying to li. S. Lem
on that Mrs. Skelly made crazy state
Mac Robbins, an Insurance man of
Santa Ana, testified that Skelly car
ried J1250 Insurance on the house and
$150 on furniture and $300 on out
buildings in the Firemen's Fund com
Misa Mary McNeil, a profesional
nurse, testified as to Skelly's burns.
She said he was a very sick man on
J. H. Hoxie, plumber with S. Hill &
Son of Santa Ana, gave expert testi
mony on gasoline stoves. He testified
that he had been called to see the
Skelly gasoline stove on May 16 and
found it in normal conditon. He said
that with the tayik off the burners
would burn for about eight minutes
If turned up high.
Mrs. J. F. Patterson, the last wit
ness of the afternoon, repeated the
various accusations made by Mrs.
Skelly against her husband and then
testified that when Mrs. Skelly in one
of her anguished accusations said, "Oh,
Frank, why did you throw gasoline on
me?" Skely repdiel, "I didn't know it
A. C. Black, contractor, testified that
the Skelly house is worth about $1900.
The prosecution closed its testimony.
HELD ON THE CHARGE OF
SUBORNATION OF PERJURY
Arrest Follows Trial for Imper
sonating Federal Officer
Sigel E. Skinner, lately freed from
the charge of Impersonating a federal
officer after a long trial in the United
States court, was arrested yesterday
in El Centra by Deputy United States
Marshal Durlin, on the charge of sub
ornation of perjury, ami he will .be
brought to Los Angeles this morning
for trial. The arrest was made on an
indictment returned by the new fed
eral grand jury in the United States
district court Tuesday, Bail has been
fixed at $16,000.
The offense is alleged to have been
committed: about three _ years ago in
connection with a land office case In
which affidavits are authorized by the
law. It is Bald that others are in
volved ■in the indictment, ■ but federal
officials wish to conceal the names
until after they are detained.
Skinner was acquitted about a. month
ago on the charge of Impersonating a
United States officer. He was indict
ed in that case nine months ago. He
has served a long tune in Jail in de
fault of bail.
ANOTHER AVIATION MEET
MAY BE HELD NEAR CITY
Another Wg aviation meeting may be
held near Los Angeles about January 1
of next year. The committee on ex
positions of the chamber of commerce
has called to the attention of the board
of directors the fact that such a move
ment has been started. It suggests
that the Merchants and Manufacturers'
association be Invited to look into the
If the association consider* such a
meeting: feasible, the committee muk-
Kcrfts that it arrange for contest* here
between the leading aviators of all na
tions early in the year 19911, during the
height of the tourist season.
Bargain p, IIWfIBHBB Bargain -%■
Basement W&SMSGgf. 8& M/ffiXßfli Basement
A Water Pipe Burst —
In the Basement
—A miniature flood rushed through several hundred dollars'
worth of merchandise in the Bargain Basement Monday
—Some Hats were soaked, others only slightly dampened—
—Corsets—Skirts—Suits — Sweaters — Dresses — and other
stocks were visited and damaged — some more, some less —
The Result— most Important Bargain Announcement we
have printed in months.
—We're going to alean all this water-hurt merchandise out in a great
sale today. .
—Lots aren't large in any case, the most affected lines being Corsets
and Millinery— It may be that before noon every item will be gone.
Wash Suits— Water Damaged (?j QT
Were #2.98, $3.98, #4-08—Now •.4* * . /-/
—Just the suits to bo wearing right now—
—Splendid styles, right from the most recent arrivals in this section.
—Very slightly damaged by water— .
—Wash Sitits and some Dresses that were $2.98, $3.98, $4.98, the most
extraordinary bargains of the sale—sl.9s each.
Hats Damaged by Water, Were 59c and 69c— Now 29c
—Imagine how long they will last—
—Women's Banded Sailors and Children's Ready-to-Wear Hats of pea
—Those popular Mushroom Shapes and straight brim Sailors in black
and white — - ' '■■'''. .
—A great assortment that will fairly fly away today at 29c each.
Corsets Damaged by Water, Were 45cand 6oc— Now 29c
—Just think of it—some corsets on which the prices have been cut more
than half — .. , ..
—Good summer styles, made of strong net, short and medium length
models of batiste and coutil—
—Most remarkable at 29c each.
— Black Lace lc
Sale of Brass [T •-» —Black silk applique lace, In
r «-,;„ T>r>A* DL< widths up to 1% Inches, slightly
Curtain KOdS •*■ «" soiled—under worth at lc yard.
—This Is a great feature of- Wash Belts Sc
f%o n m fi fo orf rod* were -Some of the prettiest belts we
riUrtSv damaged by the have had in stock are included
wltpr h,,t Sin maiorltv are in thla offering. Plain and metal
—3 sizes to select from. Ruckles. Belts slightly
-3 sizes to select from. s<= each.
—Don't miss them—today. New Cretons 10c
—Complete with fixtures— —They have just arrived— un
each. t usual range of patterns in floral
effects, pink, green, blue and
Novelty Suitings 4c other colors—loc yard.
t— Lawns, batistes and prints— Couch Covers $1.98
—A great table piled high with —And they are much better than
these summer dress materials— ordinary $1.98 values—3 yards
—In the lot are some values long> gOd wi fi tni fringed or
•worth twice 4c yard. hemmed ends—mostly dark
Linen Lace 7£c _ coiors-si.9B each
—and 7%c a yard for some of Bungalow Nets 18c
this lace is more than % under —18c a yard for these nets Is of
regular worth — . fering them 'way under worth—
—Because it Is slightly soiled. so many new, effective patterns
—Every yard 7%c. —widths to 45 inches—lSc yard.
P/\ Resourceful Women
Xj9Jfej\ are following the masculine idea of going into
/Fs, h\ business for themselves. Stenographers who save
/wjk H^\ money are becoming business women, with money
/ .JfSiwL \ to lend. But the saving is necessary first; and if
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MAYOR JOGS COUNCIL'S
MEMORY ON PORT TOWNS
Recalls Promises Made to Wil
mington and San
Just before he hied himself back to
the mountains yesterday afternoon to
continue his interrupted vacation.
Mayor Alexander sent a communica
tion to the city council jogging that
body a little more on the promises
that had been made to Wilmington
and San Pedro.
The council received one jolt on this
matter Tuesday morning when D. R.
Woods and C. T. Eubanks appeared
before it and urged hasty action. The
harbor committee of the council is to
look up landing places for a municipal
ferry and the finance committee is to
furnish the money for the purpose.
The mayor's communication fol
July 27, 19in.
To the honorable, the city council.
Gentlemen: It is over a year
now since the consolidation com
mittee filed its reports with the
city council. In that report they
promised the citizens of Wilming
ton and San Pedro that the city
would immediately establish a
municipal ferry between Ban Pedro
and Terminal island and one be
tween Wilmington and Terminal
island. I understand that such fer
ries could bo established for $-000
or $3000. Even should the cost run
as high as $5000, I believe that the
city should provide such ferries at
/'once, and I would respectfully rec
ommend that your honorable, body
instruct the board of public works
to provide such ferries and that
your honorable body appropriate
the funds necessary therefor.
Y. M. C. A. 'KICKERS' NIGHT'
TO TAKE PLACE OF DEBATE
A supper and a "Kickers' night"
will take the place of the usual Thurs
day evening debate of the Why club of
the Young Men's Christian association
this week. The supper, which has In
come a monthly event to be looked
forward to by tho Why club members,
will bo served at 7 o'clock in the main
dining hall of the association building
on Hope street, and a large attend
ance of embryonic orators is expected.
"Kickers' night" has been Instituted
to allow the members to thoroughly
air any and all complaints or griev
ances which have connection with the
work ot the Why club, and an this
embraces practically all of man's ac
tivities on this sphere, from politics to
divorce, much entertainment and in
terest is anticipated.
WOMAN, ACTIVE CHURCH
WORKER, PASSES AWAY
Prominent in Boyle Heights Pres
dent Here 24 Years
Mrs. Uosannah Carlisle, for many
years prominently connected with the
Boyle Heights Presbyterian church,
died at her home, 192 East First street,
yesterday morning after an illness ex
tending over three years.
Mrs. Carlisle was the widow of Dr.
Charles H. Carlisle. She came hero
twenty-four years ago with her hus
band from Kansas City.
Mrs. Carlisle took an active part In
the al'Cairs of the then recently organ
ized Presbyterian church and served in
many important capacities in the
church, at one time being treasurer.
When the present church building was
erected she took a prominent part in
Mrs. Carlisle was the first president
of the Ladies' Aid society of the church
and was also prominently interested in
the home missionary work and also
served as the first deaconess of the
When the senior club of the church
vms organised Mrs. Carlisle was elected
the first president and took an active
part in the work of the club until her
Mrs. Carlisle was greatly beloved and
was one of the most prominent resi
dents of Boyle Heights. During her
illness she continued an active interest
in current events, and her Bick room
became a meeting place for her many
Frederick W. Carlisle and his wife, a
nephew and niece of Mrs. Carlisle, who
resided with her are in charge of the
Funeral services will be held over the
body Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the Boyle Heights Presbyterian
church. Roy, W. S. Young, a former
pastor of tho church, will officiate.
Prof. Hanna, an old-time friend, will
assist in tho service. Burial will be in
Evergreen cemetery beside the grave of
her husband, Dr. Carlisle.
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