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Bishop Garrison Says Some Mediums
„ Are Honest and Believe What
*fmsX They Profess, but Most
Are Quacks
Bishop S. Garrison, once exponent
and now exposer of mediumistic hum-
I buggery and the quackery of spiritual
ism, was again the principal witness in
the probate court yesterday during the
hearing of the contest over the will of
the late Richard Crawford Smith,
whose relatives say he was unduly in
fluenced to bequeath large sums of
• money to members of a spiritualistic
organization with which he was af
Bishop Garrison gave further details
of the methods used by fake mediums
•to; procure money from gullible per
sons and declared the so-called phe
nomena of spiritualism can be pro
duced . by anybody who is expert In
the matter. He paid his respects to
John Cunningham, named as executor
under one of the contested codicils of
Smith's will, stating he was present
and took part In a sitting at 1022 South
Hope street, several years ago, when
Cunningham did the trumpet talking,
those present in the circle believing it
to be a voice from the other world.
Garrison described the manner in
which the trumpet fake is worked, as
"The slips containing questions
are placed in the cup end of
the broomstick, which is lowered to
the man in the basement. He reads
the questions, dictates the answers to
the medium, who, in turn, utters them
through the trumpet, which rests on a
chandelier above the cabinet and is
connected with .the latter by a piece
of black hose."
Reading Through Pocket
The bishop also explained the man
ner in which writing concealed in a
person's pocket may be read by a
faker. One of the witnesses in the
present ease, he stated, told him about
a visit he made to a supposed medium
named Kahra. in San Francisco and of
her apparently endowed power to read
concealed writing.
"He told me he had written his name
' and . a question on a piece of paper,
sealed the paper in an envelope and I
placed it in his pocket," said the wit-1
ness. "He alone was in the room, yet
when Kahra was called she told him
what was on the paper."
"That writing was as plain to Kahra
as a grocery sign across the street,"
continued the bishop. "The placing of
that envelope and writing in my
friend's pocket didn't bother Kahra a
trifle. The things necessary to play this;
trick are a small table covered with a 1
smooth coating of paiaffine. some thin
note paper and envelopes. When a per-j
son writes on the paper an impression
is left on the parafflne-covered surface
of the table, and the supposed medium,
by standing in a certain position, can j
read everything as clearly as If the
paper was before his or her eyes."
Laughs at Dupes
The witness said his idea of a suc
cessful seance was one where the sit
ters believed they were controlled by
denizens of the spirit world without any j
suggestion or effort on the part of the
medium himself. I
"I have sat in the darkness and
laughed heartily at the antics of these
people," said the bishop. "One would
be controlled by an Indian, one by a
negro, another by a Chinese, and
so on."
Bishop Garrison said he once attend
ed a meeting in Ban Francisco of what
is known as the "inner circle." Eleven
persons, he said, were present, men and,
women, all In .1 state of nudity, their
clothing being discarded in order that
the spirits would experience no diffi
culty in communing with them. The
wtness named several of those pres
ent. "The room was in utter dark
ness," he said, "and several of the old
er men had their spirit brides material
ized that night."
Bishop Garrison told of his exposure
of fake Spiritualism in Astoria, Ore.,
since which time, he said, it. has been
impossible for a professional Spiritual
ist to work in that city.
"When I went to Astoria Henry Al
len, a boy, was doing some apparently
wonderful things, and everybody was
impressed," said the witness. "I of
fered to give a seance for $10, and ex
pose Allen. The seance was given and
next day I was famous. There are no
fake Spiritpalists in Astoria now."
"Did you continue your seances?"
asked Attorney John T. Jones.
"I did," responded the witness.
"Took the people's money, just like
those you say you exposed?" suggested
the attorney.
Owes Career to Exposure
"Certainly, and they could have paid
me $50,000 and still be ahead. Senator
Fulton of Oregon told me he owed his
career to my exposure at that time."
Bishop Garrison concluded his testi
mony by stating thai all mediums are
not frauds and fakers. "Some are hon
est and really believe they are con
trolled by spirit agencies, and they will
continue to believe this until they land
in the Insane asylum or some one comes
along and shows them their mistake."
The case was continued until Tues
day next.
4 1 _
Investigation of Clews to His Where.
abouts Brought to District Attor.
. ney's Office Lead to Naught
No information regarding the where
abouts of Nick Oswald was gained by
Detective B. L. Browne of the district
attorney's office yesterday, although a
number of clews, Investigations of
which led to naught, were received at
the district attorney's office. Two men
of Mr. Browne's staff were sent Into
a new territory not heretofore covered,
following the receipt of Information
that Oswald had been seen there some
days ago. These men will not report
until sometime today.
The grand jury will meet Monday.
Die* from Injuries
CALISTOGA, Cal., April I.—Herman
H. Gauger, a prominent young resident
of this city, died this morning as a
result of Injuries received yesterday
while loading some heavy timbers on a
freight car.- A moving train frightened
Gauger's team, which backed against
him, throwing him down while the
horses trampled on him, fracturing his
Circumstances Surrounding the Ob
taining of Check from Harmer Re.
viewed In Detail — Bonds
Fixed at $2000
After listening to lengthy arguments
in support of their contention that the
prosecution had not furnished sufficient
evidence on which to carry the case
further, Justice Stephens yesterday de
nied the motion of attorneys for a dis
missal of the complaint against Mm- |
nic Jones, alias Dora Nelson, charged .
with obtaining $500 by false pretenses
from George W. Harmer early in Janu
ary. The woman was held to answer to
the superior court in bonds of $2000.
These were furnished.
Minnie Jones' attorneys argued on
their motion for dismissal that even if
the prosecuting witness" testimony were
true, which they denied, the testimony
of Harmer stood alone, and lacked the
corroboration required by law.
In ruling on this point Justice Ste
phens said: "It seems plain to me that
the law never intended that all the re- i
quirements for conviction snould be
necessary in a preliminary hearing. If
such were the case many criminals
would go free, if the state could not
collect the necesary evidence in the
short time allowed."
Reviews the Evidence \.;
Justice Stephens reviewed the cir
cumstances attending the alleged swin
dling of Harmer by Minnie Jones, the
story of which has excited more in
terest in Los Angeles, perhaps, than
any similar case brought to tne atten
tion of the district attorney's office for
several years. He expressed himself
as follows:
"In reply to an advertisement In a
daily paper of this city, the prosecut
ing witness in this hearing met the
defendant and received the following
proposition: Her father had died, leav
ing her a ranch of 1600 acres or .there
abouts, near the city of San Luis
Obispo, stocked with 800 head of cows,
horses and hogs. Her husband had
been a millionaire, and had left to her
son, who later died, $250,000, the inter
est of which she would receive during
the next month, but she had been left
no cash. Her stepmother, with whom I
she could not get on, was living on the
ranch, but had been notified to vacate.
She had purchased some fifteen head
of tattle of a man from Whittier, was
alone and needed some one to manage!
the ranch, and, If he would loan her
$500, she would give him a half Inter-,
est in the stock and income from the
"To quote from the prosecuting wit
ness" testimony: 'I said that $500 looked]
so ridiculous compared with the propo
sition that she presented, and she said j
that she didn't want the money so
much as she did the man, and I was
the man.'
Check for $500 Paid
"The check for $500 was then paid,
for which he received a receipt stat
ing, 'for the purpose of buying cattle,'
signed by Dora Nelson, hy which name
she was known to him. Later in the
same day he wrote a letter suggesting
that all the money should not be
spent for cattle, and suggested a grow
ing affection.
"Next morning he stopped payment
on the check, and later In the day;
went again and told her he wanted a
better understanding. She reiterated
the proposition, and in addition said
she owned the furniture in the house
where they were, valued at about $4000.
'She led me to believe that the secur
ity would be good, because she showed
me the furnishings of this house, and
explained the furnishings and piano
were hers, and also told me of dia
monds that she had in the safe up
there in San Luis Obispo, and every
thing looked secure to me, and I gave
her the check.'
"At this meeting there was also talk
of love and a mutual promise of mar
riage. The check later was returned
to the prosecuting witness from th
bank, stamped paid." : "
In closing Justice Stephens said
"Considering all the circumstances sur
rounding the giving of this testimony
I believe it worthy of credence, an
the state has shown that every ma
terial representation was false."
Crime Not Lessened
The fact that Harmer, about a week
ago, was reimbursed by the woman
he says swindled him does not, in the
opinion of Justice Stephens, lessen the
.lime against the state, and the op
tion of prosecuting the woman in th
superior court must lie in the discre
tion of the district attorney.
G. Ray Horton, deputy district at
torney, and A. Lincoln Walker, Ha
mer's attorney, conducted the prose
cution; while Attorneys H. H. Appel
and Frank Allender represented the
Jones woman.
City Laborer Who Came Recently to
Los Angeles Meets Sud.
den Death
William Gibson, a city laborer, waa
killed yesterday morning, being crush
ed to death by the caving in of a large
section of earth and rock in the New
hall tunnel.
Gibson was unmarried and came to
Los Angeles recently from "West Plains,
Mo., where ids parents live.
Coroner Hartwoll ordered the body
to be taken to Bresee Bros.' morgue,
and it was brought there last night.
The inquest probably will be held this
♦ LONG BEACH, 'April I.—Paul ♦
♦5* Turner, 13 years old, who for two <♦
<♦ years and a half has supported _»
<$• ills widowed mother and six broth- ♦_■
♦ ers and sisters younger than him- ♦_>
♦ self by painting signs, came to ♦
♦ this city today and secured work. ♦
•{• The family lives in Los Angeles, _•
+ where the boy learned what he ♦>
+ knows of the business in various ♦
•i- shops. He painted a large sign *
•5* today for a, strand realty dealer. 4*
♦** +.•_>_> * * ♦$» ** + **<» ***
Dr. .Veil.. Osleopatu. llll._ S. Spring.
Los Angeles Heralp
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1 luv DIUC amJ—\f~- '//•y\%Vv "^ it _l_^__ __f _, ™f At __*"*_!/. 1 V_-__i ~ z c ~__i_ t_i
$2,50; Men's Annex MmAmmv Gm^m o*£L®sAma&m. Amimim^ntS ]' "^--^
"' __ . ———-—— ——— ———— ,'.'.. —T- —. "— ~—~~ Bargain Friday is always an important day at
-£________ TL r_^^« -__«__4 T._,_-__. Ms---.'* /tb /PA the Broadway. We're aiming more and more to
I|fr . Ine Ones and Iwos or /Wens- UT__rk u\) make : -****yy™ w.u set aside for bargain sh OP
JLm r CMC l'4MA^_?eiOCA B ping.by offering merchandise of the most at
_^rML • GraY OUIIS rOrmerlV $10 & $12.50 %LJ\/==_ tractive kind at prices that need no argument.
/"T- vaß^ v ' .&'_-*&'*■■ :V a: Easter is a trifle over a week aw.y; buying is
/ \ \ !wfi\ If these wer V n the late shades and patterns we wouldn't be able to hand them out ve ry important and with prices like we name for
r'\i \iWsiK quick enough at $10 and $12.50, but as they come only in the medium and dark gray the 4^l Friday Bargain you'll surely want to be
/~M•' tf \ shades, we intend to close them out quickly at $6.50. .-;>' .■-.{*::•> here. Bear in mind always this fact, that the
f ll^S Coats are in the 3"button sacque and double-breasted style; sizes from 34 to 42. lowest prices of the week prevail and that state
|L W i-l^m We know this is a bargain of vital interest to men" " ments are rather understated than overestunatcd
§The WORK PANTS Twos of OXFORDS AND SHOES 50 n,__^t'^ .or |
r C-.C I (MA _? <MO CA ro ■■___== ping, by offering merchandise of the most at-
OraV !SUItS rOrmerly $10 & $IZ.SU tLJ\/=_-== tractive kind at prices that need no argument.
J * J * Easter is a trifle over a week aw.y; buying is
If these were, in the late shades and patterns we wouldn't be able to hand them out very important and with prices like we name for
quick enough at $10 and $12.50, but as they come only in the medium and dark gray t | ie Friday Bargain you'll surely want to be
shades, we intend to close them out quickly at $6.50. here. Bear in mind always this fact, that the
Coats are in the 3-but ton sacque and double-breasted style; sizes from 34 to 42. lowest prices of the week prevail and that state-
We know this is a bargain of vital interest to men. . ments are rather understated than overestimated.
MEN'S WORK PANTS QC/ _ OXFORDS AND SHOES £1 ftC _-. ■ #v/\ j *\ IT aT\ 1
fW\ *■_» ";mi A FRIDAY BARGAIN OOC FOR MEN .................... $J_'.Od Sale '2UC 10 25C V * _TT
')#'"? * ' JIV We consider them a good value at $1. Many Styles made to retail at $3.00 and..3.50. Surplus JU,V _^^ /
'mhmL* 'iJStX l < lJ__li_' places ask $1.25. Plain or cuff bottom, full taped and cancellations that come to us way under value. _, _ _ />.•■ 111 flf'/.Lv
i^__r^*lll'^--_l_li If seams; choke of dark and light patterns, striped They have been a feature on the tables at $2.48. f „UI« I IP I ATI". V-/ A
Wl : HVv jfiPy effects in gray mixtures. Sizes 30 to 4. waist, Now they are yours at $1.85 as a Bargain Friday •■ Q|J_|_j, \_/lIVJUII 1 **
T\ i&'.BW and all lengths. >„.': leader. Main floor. ' ' Ife ,_ T>
________ > 8 TO 10 A. M.
WI HP MEN'S GOLF SHIRTS ' a(\„ MEN'S UNDERWEAR Here's a sale that will cause a sensation on the
f- I m THE GRADE 4UC A RARE BARGAIN tj"C 3d floor today. Just/100 pieces of fancy tabic
P* fl W^-n. ... „,„,_. oilcloth Manufacturers' seconds and remnants
\&A IST*» '• They are marked elsewhere at 69c to 75c. Ken- We would like to have you compare this balbriggan ««»■ " , 1, :«_._.___ l„„_-th_ Wo will sell Olllv 12
;*l j«W_S jT wood shirts golf style in good patterns; all underwear with the 50c lines you see about town. in good desirable lengths. WC Will sell Olliy i-
T%j*mx&r sizes- attached or detached cuffs, cushioned This balbriggan is first quality Egyptian lisle, ecru yar d s to a customer, and sale Will be trom Bto
mstmr neck-band. You can afford to lay in a generous color, and we have fall sizes in both shirts and - , j third floor. '
ygf supply at this price. 7: drawers. ,•: C 7 v lw ■< m. »»'.."" ,
i 1 ' 1 ' ' I .—~—.^———■
Sanitary Couch (t 5 75
Worth $4.75 $0» I O
One of the most durable and convenient
couches made. Thousands of them in
use in LO3 Angeles. Price for Bargain
Friday, $3.75. Third floor.
Cotton Blankets /____-»
The 65c Grade 4uL
45c pair for cotton blankets, in white,
gray or tan. This means a crowd in
the bed and bedding section today. 20c
pair Is worth saving.
Door Panels 'JmXr
Arabian Color __>0L
Arabian door panels, fine 10-point net.
Just the thing for front door panel; 25c
each Bargain Friday. Third floor. r
News of the Courts
Gave Real Estate Man Money to Pur
chase Half Section Near Barstow,
but Alleges It Was Not
The preliminary hearing of James V.
Black, a real estate man, charged with
obtaining $720 from Mrs. Laura Powell
by false pretenses, was begun before
Justice Ling yesterday and continued
until Tuesday to await the presence of
the treasurer of San Bernardino coun
ty, whose testimony, it is said, is nec
essary before proceeding further.
Mrs. Powell says she gave Black a
number of small sums of money, aggre
gating $720, with which to purchase
school lands in San Bernardino county.
Later, she says, Black took up the
small notes given to her at the time he
received the money, and made a note
for the full amount, the transaction
then appearing as a loan. The money,
according to Black, was paid into the
treasury of San Bernardino county, but
Assistant District Attorney McComas,
who is prosecuting the case, says an
investigation proves this statement to
be untrue. , .
The land sought to be purchased by
Mrs. Powell through Black is a half
section claimed to be located fifteen
miles from Barstow.
Stock of the Paso Robles Light and
Water company, valued at $45,000, is
involved in two suits filed yesterday in
the United States circuit court by G.
Watson French of Davenport, lowa.
French alleges that he owns an equi
table and beneficial interest in the
stock, which was issued in the name
of Lloyd Bobbins, who, it is alleged,
held the stock as trustee.
Bobbins, it is alleged, surrendered
the stock about April 1, 1907, to the
International Banking corporation, and
the defendant reissued it in the name
of Alphonso B. Bowers. > #
One petition asks for the value of the
stock and $2000 for costs and the other
for a cancellation of the stock now
held by Bowers or a return of its
The following articles of incorpora
tion were filed in the county clerk's
office yesterday:
Sunset Securities company; capital,
$200,000—Directors: E. L. Jackson, M.
A. Wilder, Joseph Dederlchs, G. E.
Averill and M. L. F. Todd.
Seaboard Metal works; capital, $25,
--000—Directors: N. P. Moerdyke, Mark
B Slosson, J. Roy Choate, Herbert
Williams and C. L. Chandler.
Angelus Jewelry Manufacturing com
pany capital, $30,000—Directors: Ar
thur P. Wood, Charles W. Morrell and
Ed E. Peek.
Fullerton Lumber company; capital.
$10,000—Directors: F. B. Crosier, F. W.
Hopkins and O. B. Carter.
Sues Railway
William E. Easton filed suit in the
superior court yesterday against the
Los Angeles Railway company, asking
damages in the sum of $10,000 on ac
count of injuries sustained December
2. Easton says he was violently
thrown to the street when a San Pedro
I street car, which he was boarding,
i started without warning.
■ ♦-•-* —
School boys and girls may win
prizes of $1.00 each for the best two
papers concerning clubs, lodges or so
cieties for boys and girls. Address
Aunt Laurie, care this paper, and
write on one side of the paper only.
Great April Curtain Sale jQ>
At $1.50, $2.00 and $3.00 jKSk
There's a satisfaction in planning for big events and then being /MlmWll^^^.
able to carry through your plans with more than ordinary success, vf fflMM^KCro
That's the history of this curtain event. We've been fortunate MrS¥§§^^^!^^
enough to purchase fully a thousand pairs of high-grade lace cur- JjHm^^^9^»
tains direct from the mill, containing a choice array of cable nets lUjk fjg^^^^^^\
and novelty curtains. About 50 per cent of the entire purchase con' J^F&A'/^^^^^^^
sists of the very desirable Arabian colors; widths range from 45 jdS^r/^^A^^^^s^^^^^.
to 54 inches; lengths 2i, 3 and 3_ yards. We've made three prices /^^X^^a^^^^^^^^.
on this colossal purchase for a several-days' event beginning to-
day— sl.so, $2 and $3 pair. Third floor. g^S^S?^S^l
Judge Orders Broadway Location Va
cated and Cheaper Quarters Se. •
curedCarlson Has Plan to
Pay Depositors
Evan Lewis, who was appointed re
ceiver of the Consolidated bank Tues
day by Judge James of fhe superior
court, took charge of that Institution
yesterday, after having given bond for
$15,000. •- "
W. H. Carlson, president of the bank,
failed to appear in court yesterday,
although he telegraphed that he would
be present with a proposition by which
depositors would be paid In full. It
is believed creditors of the bank will
get their first money within two weeks',
this action depending on the reports
made by Mr. Lewis to the court.
The receiver has been directed by
Judge James to vacate the building on
Broadway and rent cheaper quarters.
Deposits on the bank's books aggre
gate about $47,000, but it is understood
depositors will receive only about 15
cents on the dollar in the first dividend.
C. "W. Gates, the real estate broker
and cattleman, maintains that he Is
not guilty of conspiracy to defraud the
government of land.
Gates will appear before Commis
sioner Van Dyke In the federal court
April 14, and at that time will deter
mine whether he will contest the or
der for his removal to the jurisdiction
of the Oklahoma federal courts or
stand trial in Los Angeles.
Gates, who was arrested Wednesday
night on a grand jury indictment, is
at liberty on $5000 bail.
Seven decrees of divorce were grant
ed in the Superior, court yesterday, as
follows: Clara Hickok from Clarence
Hickok, Minnie H. Hillegas from Ed
ward Hillegas, Helen M. Eaton from
Benjamin S. Eaton, Lovina H. Cart
ledge from William Cartledge, Minnie
L. Rico from Charles A. Rice and
Sarah Foreman from Samuel Foreman.
Two divorce actions were filed, Holt
R. Gregory against Mary E. Gregory
and Anona L. Pitzer against Wilbur F.
Pitzer. « .i -
Bailiffs for the three additional de
partments of the superior court were
appointed by Sheriff Hammel yester
day, as follows: Joseph Nolan, O. J.
Berdie and Joseph Murphy, all of Los
Angeles. • 7.'.: ._._,* . 1
The sheriff also appointed Louis
Strohm, son of Thomas Strohm, former
chief of the Are department, to be a
turnkey in the county Jail.
Schooner Goes Ashore
TACOMA, April I.—A special to the
News from Hoquiam, Wash., states
that the schooner Charles E. Falk,
bound from San Francisco to Grays
Harbor, went ashore twelve miles from
the harbor yesterday afternoon. Tugs
have been sent to her assistance and
an attempt will be made to-float: the
schooner at high tide. The three
masted schooner Charles E. Falk, re
ported ashore near Hoquiam, belongs
to J. R. Hanlfy & Co. of San Francisco.
She spiled from San Pedro for Grays
Harbor in ballast.
Nine Sentences Will Be Imposed This
. Morning on Those Already
Convicted or Pleading
The work of removing the two crim
inal departments of the superior court
from the courthouse and Bullard block
to the county jail annex will begin
Saturday morning, and Judges Willis
and Davis are expected to be in, their
new courtrooms Monday ' morning.
Criminal matters set for Saturday in
Judge Willis' court will be disposed of
this morning. These consist of nine
sentences to be passed on persons who
have been convicted or have pleaded
guilty to various crimes, as follows:
Ray Schneider, forgery; George
Buchanan, fictitious check: Frank
Miller, burglary; John Brooks, bur
glary; H. V. Noel, forgery; Harry Mur
phy, assault with Intent to rob; Itsu
Ito, manslaughter; Charles McCarthy,
fictitious check, and C. S. Schwartz,
altering records In the Santa Fe com
pany's office. ,". : ;.■■••■
Judge Willis' department will be
designated as No. 11 and that of Judge
Davis as No. 12.' ■•.«."
___ might Just ■■ well NOT RELIEVE in
advertising unless 70a are USING It to far
ther your plana I . i '»..'
Most Gigantic Shoe Stock
I 311 South I Ever Sacrificed in Los Angeles! I 311 South I
o j A. J. Hamilton & Sons Purchase the Great n«_ _______•<___■' -
Broadway [ Stock of the cummings Shoe Company [ Broadway |
mmm-hmm '' : And Inaugurate a : «^_«_«_«_____«_i^»
Stupendous Sale of Fine Shoes
One of Hie wry largest, a* well as one of the very best shoe stocks in I-os Angeles, lias passed Into ________
our hands. We secured it practically ill our own price. This will be the greatest Shoe Sale ever . . ______r___k :"
held In this city. This Is the time to save money on shoes. Every pair possible must be fold. Cost , JgjA W&
cuts no figure. Profit Is not considered. Prudent people will provide themselves now with foot- .. _ ______p^ -____■
wear for a year to come. '.-•', _________S___B?>'*^S"__l
Dealers Are Invited to Come in and gßmEr
Secure Broken Lines = jHhT
Men's $6 s_ $7 Shoes for $4.50 Mm
v. ____F<^ _i§Rr^
Extra values this week in fine $0 and $7 shoes. The line Includes many of the famous Stetson AW :%Jij&lmT
shoes, rated the best men's shoes made. Choice of patent, lace, button or Blucher/ 77 m&kjllßr
Men's Tan Calf 16-Inch Mountain Boot £ 2 'jr Ladies' stylish
Men's Tan Calf 16-in. Mountain Boot. »C flO J)O»4*D Tan Oxfords -j7 -, }(■'s■££ '■/■.
Refeular .8. Sale price ..<J»U»UU The new spring styles and all the new and popular
Men's Tan Calf 14-ln. Mountain.Boot. »C flft shades.. The snappiest little Oxford at the lowest little
Regular. $7. Sale price »"•"" prices ever made on high-class leathers. ■ • *"". .."
_fiQr For Ladies* Black (fr*! CA For Ladies' Suede .%■>
«b_i.O*J Lace Shoes ,: 7 :i.s* :^v: „i;:v'. J)*-™ Evening ..Pumps | .<*_&.'.. -■ •.
Ail sizes and shapes, still obtainable In ladies' fine Suede pumps to match evening or reception costumes. An
black lace shoes. No better value anywhere at $3.60. especially pleasing lot of blues now in the various fash-
Our price $2.85. . ~ ionable shades. Regular $5 class. * . 'y^iy.
Cummings' So-Easy Shoes for Men $3.25 \:
Men's Patent Blucher Buckle Oxford. Regular. CO en ■_■'_."_• £»««-» Colt : Blucher Oxford, Regular COR.
__00 Sale price y*3u 1 WOO. Sale price «p_..U_»
Men. Tan Calf Blucher Buckle Oxford. Regular iCO Rf) _____* 1!". Cal m"" Oxfords. , Regular JO 85
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Tremendous Sales Contemplated Today -: \ , . Open Saturday Till 10 p. m. i
Worry, brought on by the belief that
he had been cheated In a horse trade,
and financial difficulties are supposed
to have been the reasons that prompted
Fred Brown, 65 years of age, to shoot
himself through the head late last night
at his home on the Bell tract, three
miles from the Los Angeles city limits,
causing his death at the county hos
pital yesterday morning. S
Brown recently sold a horse on the
condition that $25 be paid down and the
balance in installments, but he became
possessed with the idea that he would
never receive the balance. /
Brown came to Los Angeles Wednes
day morning and purchased a revolver.
When he returned to his home he sat
in his room in a troubled state of mind,
and his wife had lust called him to
supper shortly after 6 o'clock when she
heard a pistol shot. Returning to her
husband's room she found he had shot
himself. He was taken to the county
hospital and died without regaining
consciousness yesterday morning. •
Brown, who was a German, came
from St. Louis eighteen months ago,
and had hard luck ever since. He often
expressed a desire to return, but could
not raise sufficient money. He and his
wife made their home with their daugh
ter, Mrs. Ida Miller.
The Inquest will be held this after
noon, and it is expected Coroner Hart
well will sign a certificate of death by
•suicide. -
FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1909;
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Folding Go-Carts <__?/_0
$3.98 Grade • 7
These carts havo reclining back, reed
arms and foot rest, rubber-tired
wheels, and they fold compactly; $2.69
today. Third floor.
Folding Go-Carts »i QP
A Feature at .. W±»7o
One of the strong values in our Go-
Cart section. This one has rubber-tired
wheels, patent brake, fancy reed arms
and back and adjustable foot rest; also
rear springs. Great value at $4.95.
Third floor. ,
$2.45 Suit Cases d»^
Genuine Matting $__>
Has a steel frame, leather corners,
sewed leather handle, spring 'lock and
'. linen lining. Good chance to save 45c.
I Third floor for these.
Fifth Monrovia Suspect Still Under
Surveillance Man Shadowed in
San Francisco Reported as
Proved Innocent ',
■ The four Monrovia bank robbers,
Charles S. Martin, Ernest Sundln,
George F. Yohn and Allen George Beat
ty, will be arraigned in Justice Sum
merfleld's court today and the date for
their preliminary hearing,will be set,
unless pleas of guilty are entered. A.
H. McAllister, the fifth man, is still
at liberty under surveillance, and the
fact that he is the victim of circum
stances may result in the dismissal of
the complaint filed against him.
.Officers are still searching for the
sixth man connected with the robbery.
It was stated by Sheriff Hammel yes
terday that he had received telegrams
from San Francisco announcing that
the man under surveillance there on
suspicion of being the sixth robber hud
proved his Innocence.
Is Confidential Clerk
WASHINGTON, April Walter 1,.
Barnum of Rutland, Vt., ..as been ap
pointed confidential clerk to Postmaster
General Hitchcock. Mr. Barnum was
Mr. Hitchcock's private stenographer
during the campaign. . ■ — 0

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