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Officer Shoots at Escaping Burglar.
Business for the Police Court
Tomorrow — Other News
in Brief
Pasadena Agency.
114 East Colorado Street
• PASADENA. Oct. 29.— Jose Poyerna,
a Mexican foreman on an Alhambva
bean ranch, fell from the third story of
the Kenney-Kendall block at 2:30
o'clock this morning and was instantly
killed. The accident was one of the
features of the Cholo dance going on In
the hall, but it did not in any way mar
the evening's enjoyment. The crowd
continued their dancing until this
morning, trips to the undertaking
rooms of Reynolds & Van Nuys to look
upon the face of their former compan
ion serving to vary the exercises of the
night. Poyerna and his wife were the
only ones absent from the dance during
the rest of the night.
Coroner Trout was summoned and
held an Inquest this afternoon, the re
sulting verdict showing that the death
was purely accidental. From the evi
dence of some of the dancers it ap
pears that Poyerna had been drinking
and was a little unsteady when he went
Into the little locker room adjoining
the dance hall. Hpre he was alone for
a time, and apparently seated himself
upon the window sill facing upon the
little cement-paved alley thirty feet
After a while two or three Mexicans
went downstairs and into this alley,
confessedly to take a pull at the con
tents of a little black bottle ono of
them carried in his pocket. A half
dozen paces from the corner they
stumbled upon a body, and on Investi
gating found it to be Poyerna.
He was dead, his neck broken
and his skull fractured. No one
could be found who remembered hav
ing seen him come out of the little
locker room and there had been no
signs of quarreling to Indicate that he
had been pushed or thrown from the
window. The officers were imme
diately informed and the body re
moved. The bereaved wife hurried,
dazed, to her home on Ohio street, near
Marengo avenue, where her four chil
dren awaited the return of their par
ents. Then the dance went on.
Shoots at Burglar
At 3 o'clock this morning a telephone
message from Mrs. Flora McKellar, at
481 Eldorado street, informed the night
officer at the police station that there
had been an attempted burglary there.
Patrolman Recce, whose beat is in that
vicinity, was at once communicated
with and hastened to the house.
On South Raymond avenue he
met a man on a bicycle comjng
from the direction of the Eldorado
street house. He called to the man to
stop, which he obligingly did, and
seemed .to be awaiting the arrival of
the officer. Suddenly he dropped the
wheel with a clutter and broke for the
weeds In the shadow of the cycle way
a little distance away. The officer fol
lowed and fired three pistol shots after
his man, only serving to add speed to
the flight. It was dark and the man
had a good lead and soon disappeared.
It developed that the man had broken
Into the Eldorado house, ransacked the
lower floor, but without getting much
plunder. Then, being Interrupted, he
had rushed from the house, leaped on
a bicycle belonging to the owner of the
house, and sped away. By the merest
chance he ran into Officer Recce, and
though he escaped he left the stolen
wheel behind.
When Police Judge J. Perry Wood
calls for order in his court tomorrow
seven shamefaced men will confront
him in the prisoners' dock charged with
. ■
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purchased two hundred pianos In excess of our U
regular stock, we are compelled 'to sacrifice these %
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terms, if you wish. Others at $167, $183, $212, ■
$237, $248, $266, $284 and up to $500. Every piano H
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Knabe, Fischer, Ludwig, Mason & Hamlln, M
Smith & Barnes, Packard, Mehlln, and other well- M
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Terms to suit everybody— pay a small sum H
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being drunk and disorderly. This Is the
Sunday collection In this prohibition
town. It Is alleged, however, that
every one of these seven men were ar
rested as they were alighting or shortly
after they had alighted from a Los
Angeles car. Three of the men, W. J.
Wells, C, L. Fusha und Robert Done
ghy, mixed In a free for all fight on a
Pacific Electric car to the disgust of a
carload of people. The pollen were
notified and met the car. Joe'Qulda
nara, whose load of dago red made him
pugnacious, had to be handcuffed by
Officer Copping and dragged to the
station. E. Hanlan, Bert Walker and
Ena Roan were gathered In after mid
night with jags of various dimensions.
During the day members of the prison
ers' families came in search of the re
creant heads and one by one deposited
the $10 ball demanded of each for his
appearance in court tomorrow morning.
Should they forget their several ap
pointments the city strong box will be
$70 the richer.
W. C. T. U. in Pasadena
Local white rlbboners are putting in
some busy days attending the W. C. T.
U. convention at Loa Angeles and get
ting ready for Pasadena day, which
comes on Friday of this week. Today
many of the delegates visited In Pasa
dena. Miss Belle Kearney of Missis
sippi, national lecturer of the W. C. T.
U., addressed the afternoon meeting of
the Y. M. C. A. and filled the spacious
auditorium. Tonight between 6 and 7
o'clock all the young people's socltles
in the city united In a monster service
at the First Methodist Episcopal church.
Miss Rose A. Davidson, state secretary
of the Colorado Y. W. C. T. U., deliv
ered the address, taking as her subject
"Twentieth Century Heroism."
Pasadena Brevities
Jerome J. Jerome, the celebrated
humorist and writer, will give one of
his lectures before the Shakespeare club
on the evening of January 29.
Rabbit chasing went on as usual at
the Arcadia park today as was an
nounced. There were no arrests and
Pasadena officers were not present.
Carl Brooks, the 12-year-old son of T.
R. Brooks of Seventh street, died this
morning. The mother and son came
from Kansas four months ago to make
their home here. The father Is on his
way from Kansas and will hear the sad
news when he arrives.
The funeral services over the late
Edward P. Murphy were doubly im
pressive at the First Methodist Epis
copal church today and were largely
attended,- attesting the wide esteem In
which the departed choirmaster was
held. The body lay in state in the
church from 1 to 2 p. m.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer F. Woodbury
gave a "vintage dance" at La Casa
Grande last night which was one of the
most enjoyable of the many novel social
affairs for which the host and hostess
are famous. The dining room was
decorated with vines from which hung
purple clusters of grapes. Punch was
served from a large wine cask, a stack
of new mown hay and a profusion of
fresh flowers added to the realism of
the scene. During the evening the La
Casa Grande song, set to the stirring
music of "Dixie," was sung by the
guests. The words of this song were
written by Mrs. Woodbury.
Special to The Herald
SANTA MONICA Oct. 29.— A recep
tion and luncheon to the officers and
delegates of the national association of
the W. C. T. U. will be given next
Saturday afternoon at the "Casa de la
Madre," the seaside residence of Dr.
Sarah Howe Morris. A number of Los
Angeles ladles will assist the hostess
in entertaining the guests.
The membership and friends of the
newly organized riding club enjoyed a
Jaunt to Los Tunus canyon today. A
small party of the club's members
made an excursion to Rustic canyon
yesterday. The organization which Is
less than a month old is now firmly
established and has a large and In
creasing membership.
The Santa Monica and Ocean Park
Dramatic club has organized with the
following officers: President, Mrs. W.
H. Parker, vice president, Mrs. Pfeiffer;
secretary. Miss Lucy Peasgood; treas
urer, P. G. MeOoiigh.
Southern Pacific Prepares to Build
Another Shoofly Track on Higher
' Ground — Stage Held Up by
■ . Highwayman
Special to The Herald.
ple who have returned to this city from
the Salton sea and Imperial districts
the past few days report that a serious
state of affairs is existing there. The
Salton sea is gradually rising and in
some of the gulches the water is al
ready creeping under the new shoofly
track of the Southern Pacific. The
railroad is getting material on the
ground, It is said, for the construction
of a second shoofly track on still higher
ground than the first one which in some
places is two miles away from the old
The sea continues to rise gradually,
and there seems to be no prospect of
diminution until the water Is con
trolled at the Colorado river intake,
which may not be for some months yet,
as nothing can be done until material
can be gotten to the intake in large
quantities. Plans are under way for
a temporary railroad to the intake
from Yuma for the handling of mate
Crops were never better in the Impe
rial valley, but development is at a
standstill because of the uncertainty
of the water situation. There has been
danger for the past few days of the
headgate six miles above Imperial,
going out because of the large volume
of water coming down. If this should
break it would prevent the ranchers
in the immediate vicinity of Imperial
getting any water for their crops for
months. . Means are being taken to
strengthen the headgate to prevent dis
Lone Highwayman at Work
Word has been sent to Highland
from Fredalba that a lone man made
an attempt to hold up the Fredalba
stage on its way up the mountains yes
terday. • But few details have been
sent down, but it Is said the fellow also
attempted to hold up a Brookings
teamster on his way up the mountain.
Constable Motherspaw of Highland has
gone to the mountains to investigate.
The Armour Car company has pur
chased three acres of land between
Colton and this city for the locating
of an icing plant for fruit cars on the
Salt Lake road. The plant will be
erected at once and gotten in shape for
the opening of the orange shipping sea
son or as soon thereafter as possible.
Saturday was observed in this city
as Old Folks' Day, and all the old peo
ple who could be found of 70 years or
over were entertained by the young
people at the city pavilion with a pro
gram and banquet. One hundred and
eighty-three people, most of them more
than the 70 years, sat down to the ban
quet. Addresses were made by several
of the local pastors and others, and
a musical and literary program was
given. It Is intended to make the af
fair an annual event in this commu
Popular Actor Writes That He !s
Rapidly Improving In Arizona
Thomas Oberle, probably the most
popular actor Los Angeles has ever
known, writes to friends in this city
from a ranch near Phoenix, Ariz.,
where he says he is living "the simple
life," and reports that very satisfactory
results have already become apparent
from his trip to the desert. Indications
are that his progress toward health
will be even more rapid than the phy
sician supposed possible and that he
may be able to return here much sooner
than expected.
For these reasons he Js grateful to be
there and there is never a tone of home
sickness or a hint that the landscape
has a touch of sameness, in any of
his Jolly letters. He speaks of his
"dear old desert home" as though he
were going to write a popular song
regarding it, as though sand were his
favorite form of breakfast food. The
atmosphere, he says, changes from 40 to
50 degrees and later on will exceed
that. He sends regards to all of his
many friends here.
New York and London Diamond Mer-
chants Interested in the
Special to The Herald.
OTTAWA. Ont, Oct. 29.— The finding
of about twenty drift diamonds in
Northern Minnesota and New Ontario
has stirred New York and London dia
mond merchants to the possibility of
diamond fields being located there. The
geological Indications point to such
fields being found In Ontario, north of
the lakes. This is the opinion of officials
of the Dominion geological survey en
gaged in this branch of work.
Among those interested in the dia
mond find are the Tiffany's of New
Tork. .They have bought nearly all the
drift diamonds found and have explor
ers looking over the ground. Recently
a large quantity of what was hoped to
be diamond bearing gravel was shipped
to New York, but examination failed
to reveal precious stones.
The work to be done by the geo
logical survey is to locate the source
of the drift diamonds. These speci
mens drifted away from their original
home, but their discovery proves the
existence of the diamond field in no
very remote place.
Insecurity of Her Repository Causes
a Woman to Lose Bank
Special to The Herald.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 29.— The dis
tressing failure of silk hose as a finan
cial repository caused embarrassment
and a loss of $180 to a woman on Sixth
avenue yesterday.
The money was in bills of small de
nomination with the exception of six
gold certificates. A dearth of pockets
caused the fair owner to tuck the bills
where she could be most sure of con
tinuous possession.
When she left the Nixon theater there
were premonitions that all was not
well. The sum of $180 in small bills had
some bulk and weight. The woman
hurried to a friendly doorway to make
sure whether her worst fears were
groundless. As she started off she saw
a man pick up something where she
had been standing a few minutes be
fore. ; • .
She was not sure and said notMts?.
When . she made sure it was too ib..
Buy Bullfrog Bundle. Ask your broKtr.
John F. Van Deventer of Pennsylvania
Expires as He Arrives at
Arcade Station
John Francis Van Deventer, formerly
superintendent of street railways In
Nova Scotia, died suddenly yesterday
while being taken from the train to
the Van Nuys Broadway hotel.
He became ill on the Southern Pacific
train which arrived hero from San
Francisco at 11 o'clock yesterday
morning 1 . Death la said to have been
caused by a puncture of his stomach
resulting from a cancerous growth.
The body was sent to Bresee Brothers'
undertaking parlors, where a post mor
ten examination was made by the cor
oner and Dr. George C. Sablehl, hotel
Van Deventer came to this city yes
terday with his family from West
Grove, Fa., a little country town near
Philadelphia. His wife's Illness caused
him to corn's to California, For several
years she has suffered with consump
tion and was advised by her physicians
to come to California. Besides his
wife. Van Deventer leaves a son and
On leaving Nova Scotia, Van Deven
ter went to New York state, where he
was successful in business. From there
he went to West Grove and located on
a ranch with his family. While there
his wife became ill with consumption
and her condition gradually became
worse. Leaving West Grove they went
to San Francisco, where they visited
for a few days. They left there Sat
The dead man was 45 years old. Rel
atives reside In St. Paul and New York
Nevertheless the Court Held That Mrs.
Narutowicz Must Pay the
Maker of It
Special to The Herald.
BOSTON, Oct. 29.— 1f Mrs. Victoria
Narutowicz hadn't hit her foot when
she was chopping kindling, If her first
wooden leg hadn't pained her beyond
endurance, if the second wooden leg
had been made by John Malewskl with
weaker knee springs, the estimable
Polish lady wouldn't have sued the
cabinet maker for not carrying out his
contract to produce a wooden leg for
$60 as good as one bought in surgical
shops for $100.
As it Is, the Narutowlczs and the Ma
lewskls, formerly the best friends, now
turn the other way as they pass on
the street. Judge Adams of the mu
nicipal court has given a verdict In fa
vor of Malewskl, because the cabinet
maker proved that he did the best he
could on the wooden leg, even if he had
never made one before.
"I was going to buy a new leg in a
store on Tremont street, as my old one
was too small," said Mrs. Narutowicz.
"Malewskl finds it out, and he says:
'Mrs. Narutowicz, let me go with you
to look at the legs.'
"As Mr. Malewski was a maker of
cabinets and other wooden things, I
consented. Together, we looked at the
legs and Mr. Malewski says: 'Mrs.
Narutowicz, I can make you the leg
in my shop for two-thirds what you
pay in the big stores.'
"I am not rich, so when I told my
husband what Malewskl had said we
agreed to the proposition. The cabinet
maker came and took the measure for
the leg and six weeks later he brought
It to our house.
"I put it on and took up both my
crutches to help me walk. It was all
right. Then I used one crutch and I
stumbled. I tried to walk alone and
the leg went sideways, and the foot
turned upward. Then I sat down and
the spring In the knee was so strong
that it kept trying to walk by Itself.
"It jerked up and down so fiercely
that I had to hold it on the floor. I
told Mr. Malewskl that he would have
to fix the leg over. He said that may
be the measurements were not right.
"I tried the leg day after day, but
sometimes I fell down and sometimes,
when it would try to walk after I got
off my feet, I became nervous.
"Mr. Malewskl came again to my
house and I wanted him to give back
my $30 I had advanced on the leg.
" 'I won't do it,' he answered, and
he took the leg away and I had to buy
a new one for the $100. Then I sued
Mr. Malewskl and the judge found In
his favor, a thing which I cannot un
Reynard Led His Pursuers Right Up
to a Farmer's Gun and Then
Special Cable to The Herald.
NEW YORK, Oct. 29.— A lively inci
dent ended the fox hunt held by the
Meadow Brook hunt at Hempstead re
cently, and the riders are congratulat
ing themselves that they are free from
buckshot. • The hunt met near Oyster
Bay and the pack of pure-bred Ameri
can fox hounds from Georgia, ably
handled by W. I. Varner of Arkansas
and Thomas Hitchcock, jr., started a
large fox.
The dogs, giving tongue loudly,
crossed an Isolated farm, and the riders
were but fifty yards behind the pack,
when a farmer with an antiquated
shotgun suddenly came running from
his house, and without waiting for, the
huntsmen to get out of range fired
point blank at Reynard, who had al
most completely depopulated his large
hennery. The farmer missed his mark
and It was only by good luck that the
riders were not hit.
"Sorry, gentlemen, to come so near
you and frighten you with buckshot,
but these varmints have cost me nearly
two hundred chickens. Come again
with your hounds and kill 'em off."
The shooting at the fox put the pack
at fault for a few minutes, and the
fox escaped, to both the huntsmen's and
farmer's disgust. The farmer had been
endeavoring unsuccessfully for weeks
to catch the pilferer of his roost, and
when he heard the baying of the hounds
he could not restrain his delight.
Wellesley Students Organizing a Team
to Compete With Other
Special to The Herald.
WELLESLEY, Mass., Oct. 29.—Ath
letic Wellesley girls are organizing a
football team with the Intention If pos
sible of playing other female college
teams, or, at the worst, teams of high
school girls in the Immediate vicinity
of Wellesley. They have been getting
pointers from the husky high school
boy teams and more or less coaching.
It will not be such n gruelling affair
as the schoolboys make of it when the
girls don their football togs and try
for touchdowns, but It will be none the
less exciting from a female point of
view. A movement has now been start
ed to admit the public to Wellesley
college games.
How to Cure Corns and Bunion*
First, soak the corn or bunion In
warm water to soften it; then pare it
down as closely as possible without
drawing blood and apply Chamberlain's
Pain Balm twice dally, rubbing vigor
ously for five minutes at each applica
tion. A corn plaster should be worn a
few days to protect it from the shoe.
As a general liniment for sprains.
bruises, lameness and rheumatism, Fain
Balm is unequaled. Far sale by. aU
leadline druggists.
Apartments at Cloud Lodging House
Ransacked and Valuables to the
Amount of Several Hundred
Dollars Taken
Precious gems and jewelry, to the
value of several hundred dollars, were
stolen from the rooms of J. H. Hlgson
in the Cloud lodging house at 315 Vi
East Seventh street last Saturday af
The missing jewelry includes a gold
watch, a ring set with rubles and
pearls, an emerald stick pin, a ruby
stick pin, an agate stick pin, a diamond
stick pin, an Ivory shoe horn and a
collection of silk handkerchiefs and
silk ties.
The robber or robbers gained en
trance to the rooms by unlocking the
door with a pass key. The .Jewels
were from a trunk, which Hlgson
claims he kept locked, and silks from
the drawer. Hlgson is Inclined to lay
the blame for his losses to what he
calls the carelessness of his landlady.
His rooms are on the third floor and he
has It figured out that if the house was
properly watched, suspicious charact
ers or strangers ctmld not pass the
landlady's notice. The office Is located
at the head of the stairs on the second
floor. Anyone entering would pass In
full view of the office, where the land
lady Is said to be most of the time.
Landlady Thinks It a Joke
The robbery occurred some time dur
ing the afternoon, at a. time when
Hlgson -was out of his room. When
he came home he found his room in
a badly confused state, indicating that
the job had occupied several minutes
and that considerable noise must have
been connected with It. Dresser draw
ers were scattered about and their con
tents thrown all around the room.
When seen last night the landlady
assumed the lightest regard for the
affair. Laughingly she said that the
loss did not" amount to a cent over i 5
cents and that the gold watch was
valued at nettling over "two bits."
However, she failed to explain how at
that time of the day burglars could
enter the house, get to the third floor,
completely ransack one of the best fur
nished rooms in the house and leave
the house without her notice.
The police say this Is not the first
time that property of the guests of
the Cloud house have suffered losses.
A few months ago other lodgers were
victimized. That time money was
taken from their rooms which was
kept under lock and key. The robbers
have never been apprehended.
F. E. Goben Is Arrrested Following
Attempt of the Girl to Apply for a
Position In His Office— Police Con.
elder His Capture Important
By simply mistaking the number on
the doors of the offices in the Stlmson
building, a young woman who was seek
ing a position discovered F. E. Goben.
who the police assert is one of the most
wanted crooks of his kind on the Pacific
Detectives Hitch and Talamantes
arrested Farrell, or Goben as he is
known here, Saturday afternoon in his
office, 216 Stlmson building, and before
they had investigated they became con
vinced that they have one of the most
clever swindlers who has worked in
Los Angeles in some time.
After searching Farrell's room at 221%
East Fourth street, the officers secured
a disconnected chain of evidence which
they say shows that Farrell has a past.
Further investigation revealed, say the
detectives, that W. D. Montgomery,
Farrell's partner, who lives at 1034 Jas
mine street, is an Innocent party.
The story as given out by the officers
follows: June 6, 1904, a circular was
issued by the San Francisco police de
partment giving a description of Far
rell and pictures and measurements
secured in St. Louis which leads to the
belief that Farrell was arrested there.
The San Francisco police wanted Far
rell on a charge of grand larceny. In
the northern city Farrell is said to have
used the names of Fred J. Wood, Fred
Ward, E. G. Frank and R. C. Swink.
From letters found among Farrell's be
longings it appears that he went to
Bloomtngdale, 111., and arranged to take
a position with Kobusch & Haseman,
general merchants, under the name of
F. Gibbons.
Traced to Los Angeles
Farrell had a certificate from the
Chicago office of the Fidelity Trust and
Deposit company of Maryland, showing
that it was issued to F. in
Bloomlngdale. Ho was traced by his
letters to Seattle and later appeared in
this city. Papers shows that he worked
In Wisconsin.
In Los Angeles he represented him
self to be a personal friend of E. F.
Swift of the Swift Packing company of
Chicago. He became acquainted with
Montgomery, and three weeks ago
formed a partnership with him with
offices in the Stlmson building.
Letterheads show that he represented
himself as a representative of the
Western Advertising and Distributing
agency of New York and Chicago. And
Farrell with Montgomery, operated a
real estate office here. The two men
decided to cease business Friday be
cause of a lack of money, and Mont
gomery secured a position in a com
mercial house.
Mrs. Ida Armstrong decided Saturday
to buy a fourth interest In the busi
ness, and^ says she paid Farrell $75 on
$200, the amount agreed upon.
Later a young woman went Into the
office of the manager of the building
and asked for the Goben-Montgomery
office. The manager of the building
afterward learned from her that she
Intended to invest money with them to
secure a position and warned her. Then
he notified the detectives and an In
vestigation was started.
Examination of Farrell's personal
effects show that he carries pads of
letterheads of prominent real estate
firms of Chicago, New York and other
A letter dated June 4, 1903, from Miss
Mary Farrell of Lancaster, Wis., scores
Farrell for his past life and she re
fuses to give him money which he evi
dently asked for, .
Every Contestant Landed Sufficient Subscribers
to Entitle Her to Extra Votes— Rapid
Advancement by All Interested
Last week was the most exciting one
of the contest so far on account of the
extra vote offer. Most every lady In
the race secured the five new three
months' subscriptions and received an
extra ballot of 2000 votes. These 2000
may be the winning ballot, for there
promises to be some very close de
cisions at the finish. Friends of all
the contestants are rallying around
their favorite 3. as in a political cam
paign. On Wednesday. Nov. Ist, the
regular vote published In the paper wilt
count as 10 votes, instead of one. This
vote will be published for one day only,
Wednesday, Nov. Ist, and same must
be polled on Saturday, Nov. 4th, only.
This coupon for 10 votes must positive
ly not be polled until Saturday, Nov.
'..a, and it will not count if polled at
any other time, and candidates must
warn their friends accordingly. This
10-vote ballot will appear in the paper
Wednesday, and for one day only, and
will not be Issued on subscriptions of
any kind.
A man who was deaf, dumb and blind
would be aware of the fact that The
Herald's Salesladies Contest is a big
hit in Los Angeles. "How can they
afford to do it?" "Aren't the prizes
swell ones!" "What an houor to be
known as the most popular saleslady
in Los Angeles," are some of the ex
pressions heard dally about the con
test. The undertaking Is, Indeed, quite
large and involves more work and
"sttck-to-ltlveness" than most people
would suppose. It is the truth that
the most popular ladles are entered in
the race, and every one in the terri
tory above-mentioned desires to have
a finger In the pie; of selecting these
.ladies to receive the $900 in prizes.
This is best evidenced by the large
number of votes received daily by The
Herald which r-omofi from every nook
and corner of Los Angelea. Presented
today is a likeness of a popular candi
date who Is making stringent efforts
to carry first honors, Miss Florence
Dewey of the Fifth Street store. Miss
Dewey is making a very good record
as the amount cast up to date shows.
She was born in Emporla, Kas., but
has resided in Los Angeles nearly
all her life. Miss Dewey was edu
cated at the Gates Street school, on
the East Side, and has had charge of
the linen department of the Fifth
Street store since the establishment
opened. Miss Dewey has a large host
of friends who say if hard work counts
she will be numbered In the winners
Dec. 23. Many other candidates are
making good records, and their pictures
will be seen in these columns before
long. As votes are not counted Sunday
the amounts remain the same as yes
Miss Florenpce Dewey ....."....18,010
Miss May Turk 5,616
Miss Ethelda Cantwell 4,928
Miss Lillian Smith 4,650
Miss Daisy Mclntyre „ 3,803
Miss Emma Rennow 3,219
Miss Edith House 17,992
Miss Omar Beal 8,101
Miss Helen Rich 4,029
Miss Dolly Mclntee 4,024
Miss J. Dunlap 3,536
Miss T. Hagan 12,317|
Miss Edythe Learned ...11,380
Miss Carrie Hall 6,404
Mrs. A. J. West 1.7011
Los Angeles Herald
Popular Salesladies Contest
ment care £ Js^n»eles Herald. This coupon count, for one vote.
Miss ****"
Addr * M 'Not'good'a'fte'r NovVmVer'V.*"
Officers Trying to Discover Identity
of the Tall Man Who Was Seen
Shadowing Miss Mary
Who is the tall, dark man twice seen
following Miss Mary Gallagher of Can
ton, 111., whose disappearance from the
home of her friend, Miss Bessie Pitt
of 1608 Pennsylvania avenue. Wednes
day, became known yesterday and
baffles the search of detectives and
When this question is answered it
Is most probable that the mystery that
surrounds the absence of the young
woman will be solved. The stranger
is the only clew that has been found
that gives any hope of the discovery
of the whereabouts of the young
woman. _ ,
Despite the fact that all of Miss Gal
lagher's friends strenuously deny that
there Is a man In the case, it was dis
covered by a Herald reporter yester
day that twice a man has been seen
shadowing the young woman.
Whether it was by accident or not
that this unidentified stranger was
seen, supposedly stealthily following
the missing young woman, it is never
theless a fact, and it is now believed
that In finding him the young woman
will be found or traces of her discov
Mysterious Stranger Seen
Miss Gallagher came with her father;
Judge H. Gallagher, from their home
In Canton two weeks ago. After re
maining In the city a short time Judge
Gallagher left for his home, and his
daughter remained with Miss Bessie
Pitt, a school chum.
Wednesday she left to visit the fam
ily of William Cramer, in Monrovia,
and from the time she left the house
she has not been heard from nor can
any trace of her be found.
After investigating the case it satf
Miss Saydee See 8,648
Miss Maude Blanck 6,893
Miss Myra Cecil 5,381
Miss Edith Houston 5,121
Miss Eva Snook 3,935
• ''A '■'■'• i '''':. ,' '
Miss Grace Gray 8,543
Miss Mabel Gordon, care Cres
cent Drug company 8,453
Miss Catherine Backs 8,381
Mrs. W. J. Lloyd 7,391
Miss Rose Guggenheim 6,001
Miss Mabel Davis 5,051
Miss Margaret Fitzgerald 3,965
Miss L. Navin 1,621
Mrs. W. J. Workman 6,435
Miss Daisy Vickers 5,189
Miss Mabel Schaefle 4,810
Mrs. B. Lusby 4,343
Mrs. L. Hackett • 4,190
Miss Margaret McNlven 6,009
Miss Helen Harms 5,963
Miss Mabel Beirne 5,261
Miss Etta Schumacher ......... 4,461
Miss R. Binder ' 4,348
Mrs. Shlpman ................. 1.208
Mrs. M. M. Lyon 5,078
Miss Mabel Beck 3,503
Mrs. G. C. Stoddard, 449 South
Broadway 4>7634 > 763
Miss Lulu Hood, 127 South
Spring street 3,202
Miss W. Wires 2,899
Miss Sarah Hit. 2,343
T.tai AU»w.d *n Sakierlftl.a. P*l«
In Advance.
Votes on •übscriptlons allowed as fol«
'Tmonth's subscription to Dally Her
ald 65 votes; 8 months' subscription
to bally Herald. SOO votes; 6 months'
subscription to Dally Herald, 800 votesj
12 months' subscription to Dally Her
ald, 1700 votes.
1 month's subscription to Dally Her
ald 65c; 3 months' subscriptions to
nailv Herald, J1.95; 6 months' sub
scription to Daily Herald »3»0; II
months' subscription to Dally Herald.
* 7 Those who are already subscriber*
to this paper may secure rotes in this
contest by paying in advance as lon«
a* desired. Payments in arrears count
the same as payments in advance, pro
vided there is a payment made for at
least one month in advance.
found that on an evening a few days
prior to her disappearance a young
man, tail, dark, wearing dark clothes
and a derby hat, was seen skulking
about the house where Miss Gallagher
stayed. When she left the house with
friends this stranger followed them.
Another time a man answering the
same description was seen, but this
time he was attired In evening clothes,
and this time followed the young
woman some distance when they left
the house. Miss Pitt knows nothing of
this suspicious individual and she be
lieves that Miss Gallagher knew noth
ing of him.
Rancher. Runs Nine Miles With an
Angry Wildcat Clawing His
Special to The Herald.
Bareheaded, with hair disheveled, blood
flowing from a wound in his face ana
a live wildcat held to his chest in close
embrace, John Selgel, a ranchman, ran
nine miles over a mountain trail before
rinding help. : •■ '■'<'"'•'*
Seigel was hunting grouse when his
dog pointed game. Seigel advanced,
expecting birds to flush, when a huge
wildcat sprang at his throat. As the
forepaws of the animal struck his chest,
Seigel dropped his gun and hugged the
beast with all his strength close to his
chest. Seigel's stout hunting jacket and
the tightness of his grip prevented the
beast from biting or scratching him.
After running and walking down tha
trail for nine miles in this predicament,
he met two men. one of whom drew
a revolver and shot the cat through
the head, killing it instantly.
"I didn't dare to let go." Siigel said,
"and I was afraid the wildcat wouldn't,
so we held fast. The cat glared up
fiercely at me with its yellow eyes,
while Us hot breath came into my
face at every leap. Whenever the
vicious beast made the slightest strug
gle. I hugged the tighter, fearing I
might stumble and its deadly teeth be
fixed in my throat"
A. Judicious Inquiry
A well known traveling man who
visits the drug trade says he was often
heard druggists inquire of customers
who asked for a cough, medicine.
whether it was wanted for a child or
for an adult, and if for a child they al
most invariably recommend Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy. The reason
for this Is that they know there is no
danger from it and that it always cures.
There is not the least danger in giving
it, and for coughs, colds and croup it is
U&curnassed. . For sale - by; all I leading

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