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■ - - The Last Days Of the Great Piano Sale Are Here There arc seven fine pianos left to be sold, and then it will be a year before such bargains are offered again. . Easy terms of $10 down, $6 monthly, on any one of the seven pianos left. ■Jf - A Pianola Piano ■'___n'^_)^' /' r^___. ____________ ___e&. _________ _________ __"eefc /4Sww3!>_ T> __T* IT TT rffiy-i&Pmi ■ ■ For $550 Up j-Sgi^egnsiAM The Pianola Piano is without doubt yfel^^Si^^%l^S;i ''1C greatest of all pianos—it is the FiW^^^^^^^^m&'^'i one pi ano that makes musicians of «MM/-^M^S*^i^fiC[_ us all. The Pianola Piano is the TirePfW'lSFffffln standard of- the world. We have it I'll TOS^M liilijr!: ■•' in 65 and 88 note'as desired- °ur 'VMra'Snyi'' Ffee Music Plan is the best plan yet. 2&Ws!^r . We arrange free music for all pur &s2FJs[ chasers of the Pianola Piano. Prices on these wonderful pianos range $550 to $1100. . Any One on Terms The Victor Greatest of disc machines. We have |f^__ssfiSß. all styles of the Victor. /^^^^SfeL A Victor for every purse— $20, fe^Jfl jfew $30, $40, $50 up. Any Victor on easiest SEP^^^J*B Come to Machine Headquarters. If • jfaimlßr your Victor, doesn't play right let us ,*^B|ii. know. Our work is expert and guar- .^S 2^ ' anteed. The EDISON PHONOGRAPH, greatest of cylinder ma chines, is here alsoon easy terms. THE HOUSE OF MUSICAL QUALITY Southern California Music Co. 1 332-334 SOUTH BROADWAY, LOS ANGELES, CAL. Y" r MerchantsßankandTrustCo. ZSZSSI&S Branches: Sth and Main 909-1 C • Rrrtadwuv Transacts a General Bank -2428 South Hoover Street AV7-11. i_t. UlUdUWIty i ngr and. Trust Business. AGED PIONEER DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS Was First Manager of United States Hotel in Days When That Was Finest Hostelry in the _ City Gottfried Laurltz Schmidt, a pioneer of Los Angeles, died at his residence in South Pasadena Monday evening. Heart failure was the immediate cause of his death, following a protracted illness. ' Mr. Schmidt was born in Copen hagen, Denmark, March 18, 1845, and sailed for the United States when but 17 years old. ' He landed at Boston, but later came to California, crossing the Isthmus of Panama. Mr. Schmidt was so favorably impressed with Southern California that he returned to Copenhagen for his bride, Miss Hulda Volcksen, bringing her later to Los Angeles. He engaged In the ho tel business and was the flrst manager of the United States hotel. Market and Main streets, at that time the finest hostelry in' Los Angeles. When the Grand Central hotel was erected Mr. Schmidt was the first lessee, conducting the hotel for sev eral years. He later become engaged in dairying, owning a farm on Wil shire boulevard, now one of the finest streets of Los Angeles. He had lived In Pasadena"two years prior to his death. The funeral will probably, in accordance with wishes express/d prior to his death, be conducted under the auspices of the Pioneer, society. Mr. Schmidt is survived by a widow and five children,' Reuben S. Schmidt, a young Los Angeles attorney; Valde mar, Helm, Harriet and Stella Schmidt. Ho was a member of the Danish Ma sons and belonged to the Pioneer so ciety of Los Angeles. HADDOCK MAKES DEFENSE HE DID NOT OWN CLUB Alleged Proprietor of Bohemia De clares He Had Disposed of Inter, YYY ests Prior to Raid Charles Hardy, one of the waiters em ployed at the Bohemia club at the time of the raid on that place made by the police, was the chief witness for the prosecution yesterday ' when the case was continued before Judge Joseph F. Chambers, sitting in department 2, po lice court, f. ' ... ■ ■'■'* "'.,"_"■ Hardy testified that the liquor privi leges of the club were owned by Frank D. Haddock, and the restaurant privi lege was owned by some one else. He also testified that an Initiation fee of 25 cents was charged and that the dues were the same amount, payable quar terly. ;: '. ■' ■ * ■ ."'■''*.. ■ ''-::- --■- When the • defense opened Attorney Wallace -Wideman, representing Frank G. Haddock, the chief defendant, stated that his defense would bi> that - Had dock had sold his interest in the club to the Bohemia club corporation on April 13 and that the club was a bona fide one chartered as such by the state.. , If Ton want to go east. , C. Haydock, Art. ■ Illinois Central R. R.. IW W. Sixth .1. CHEMIST EXONERATED BY BOARD OF HEALTH City Official Proves Work Asked of Him Was Not Such as Comes ' in His Line of v Duty Et vine H. Miller, city chemist, was fuly exonerated by the board of health when he appeared before that body la3t night to answer a complaint of derelic tion in duty. The board found the charges against Miller were not sus tained by the evidence. It had been charged by Dr. A. C. Pratt and Attorney E. B. Drake that Miller was derelict in his duty because he had refused to examine the contents of a can of chili con came from which Mis. . Harper E. Bennett had eaten the day before her death and which was said to have contained ptomaine poison. Dr. Pratt, who attended Mrs. Bennett, de clares the woman's death was caused by ptomaine, although her husband i_ on trial for her murder. ■■■> Miller had no difficulty in establish ing the fact that it was not his duty to make chemical analyses for cases in which" the state laws were involved and that the work asked of him was for a physiological chemist and not such as could properly come under his direction. CITY ATTORNEY INSTRUCTED TO WRITE TO HARRIMAN Will Ask Head of Southern Pacific What Railroad Intends to Do . About New Depot' The council yesterday Instructed City Attorney Hewitt to write a letter to E. H. Harriman and ask him what the Southern Paciflc Intends to do about the new depot It promised when a por tion of Fifth street was abandoned and given to the railroad three years ago. . Several weeks ago the council asked the city attorney if the city had any legal redress against the railroad for its failure to keep Its promise to build a magnificent depot on the Bite occupied by the disgraceful Arcade if the por tion of Fifth street from Central ave nue to the entrance of the Arcade was abandoned. The city attorney yester day advised the council there was no legal remedy but the railway was under a moral obligation. Gives Land for Orphanage PUEBLO, Colo., June 15.—Mrs. Lizzie H. Welsh of Riverside, Cal., a wealthy woman who owns large tracts of land in Pueblo county, has given land val ued •: at $10,000 to the McClelland or phanage of this city. Interest and In cumbrance upon the land is to be used for the maintenance of a summer home for the orphanage. of. this city. ... Dies After Eighty.six Hours of Sleep PASO ROBLES, Cal., June 15.—After sleeping for more than 86 hours? ■ Peter ErlCkson of , Kingsbury died here last night. Ho was 60 years old and came here ■ with his J brother, last . week. At 5 o'clock on, Friday morning; he went to sleep and all efforts to awaken him • proved unsuceesful. , LOS ANGELES HERALD NOTED COLOR PRINTER DIES LOUIS PRANG PASSES AWAY IN SANITARIUM ! FAMOUS AS PUBLISHER AND LITHOGRAPHER Inventor of Chromo .and Author of Valuable Books Started Life In Little Village In Germany Louis Prang, the ' famous lithog rapher, color printed and publisher, died at the Glendale sanitarium late yesterday morning'of pluro-pneumonia. Famous as the Inventor of the chromo and author of the Prang: stan dard of color, Prang was born In Bres lau, Silesia, Germany, March 12, 1824. In consequence of prolonged illness in his youth he had a very limited school education, but was given private In struction in drawing, modeling, chem istry and languages. At the age of 13 his father, part owner of a calico print work in Bres lau, began his practical training for fu ture superintendent^ of the factory. He started from the bottom, begin ning with the bleaching of the cloth and going through all the multifarious processes necessary to the finishing of the same, embracing designing, color mixing, printing from blocks and rol lers, • dying, engraving, machine con struction, etc. Emigrated to America . From 1845 to 1848 he visited for fur ther instruction the various manufac turing centers In Germany, France and England. The revolutionary crisis of 1848 found him presiding over a revolu tionary club, and like many other Ger mans of that time, he emigrated to America, arriving In New York April 7, 1850. Falling to And employment in his calling and without any other means of support he passed a comple of years through the usual trials of the ■•ears through the usual trials of the ;n emigrant, trying one way and another to earn a living. He took up wood engraving and followed it for the next four years. Failing health demanded a change of occupation and In July, 1856, he estab lished the lithographic firm of Prang & Meyer. This firm being dissolved in 1860 he continued the business for him self under the title of L. Prang & Co., commencing his brilliant career as art color printer and publisher. His re productions of paintings under the new well known trade mark of chromo (started 1865) became known over the whole civilized world and won highest awards in all International expositions. In 1874 the Prang Christmas card was started for the English market and in 1875 for the United - States. Prang's chromo business cards and a great i variety of notable publications, as well as Modern Art, a high class monthly, followed. In 1880 Mr. Prang organized the Prang Educational com pany for the publication of textbooks and materials for ' art Instruction in public schools. Of that organization, with headquarters ln New York, he was president until his death. He Is the author of "The Prang Standard of Color" and joint author . with Mary Dana Hicks and J. S. Clark of "Sug gestions for Color Instruction." , Member of Many Societies , Mrs. Rosa Prang-Helnzau Is the only child of Mr. Prang's first marriage, which terminated 1898 by the death of his wife, Rosa. In 1900 he married Mrs. Mary Dana Hicks, who survives him. During the last few years he has traveled widely and visited nearly all the countries of the globe. Mr. Prang was a member of the American Archaeological society, the American Association for the Advance ment of Science, the Society of Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and he received medals from every world's fair from 1873 to 1900. He was also a member of the American Park and Outdoor association, : * the Massachusetts Floral Emblem society, the Massachusetts Forestry associa tion, the Massachuetts Horticulture society, the Massachusetts Suffrage association, the Anti-Imperialist league of Boston, the Boston Equal Sufffrage Society for Good Government, the Bostonlan society, the Mechanics' Charitable association of Boston, the Single Tax . league and the Boston Turnvereln. . ' The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Reynold E. Blight, minister of the Los Angeles Fellowship, of which organization Mr. Prang was a charter member. . HOLD PRECINCT MEETINGS FOR CLUB ORGANIZATION Good Government League Announces Program for Benefit of Work, and Voters Are Urged to Attend For the purpose of organizing addi tional clubs, several meetings will be held tonight by the Good Government Precinct organization. The object is to form three clubs tonight and: three more will be formed during the week, according to the program outlined by Secretary Luclan J. Clark. > • The meetings tonight will be as fol lows: In precinct 43, at the residence of E. J. Fleming, 718 Whittier.street; In precinct 53, at the residence of Russ Avery, 963 Hoover street; in precinct 76, at the residence, of A. P. Chapln, 2416 Budlong avenue. All' voters Interested in the cause of good government are requested to at tend the meetings, the idea of Secre tary Clark being to form an i organiza tion that will take an. active I part in the welfare of Los Angeles. . .yy.' No Riots Occur at Honolulu HONOLULU, June 15.—The reported attack on a Japanese restaurant pro prietor at Kahana, a distant, town with which communication Is difficult for re fusing to furnish a striker with food, proves to have been an lnsignifletnt In cident, of . the : strike. The strikers turned the man, who committed the as sault, ( over, to the r; police. | The I strike commissar^,, apparently,. is . well sup plied, and good nature prevails among the men. , ":■ '■'-'-.;_'■. ' .. a. »!• ' / ■• Captain Diehl, U. S.N., Dead NEW. YORK,'June IB.—Capt. Samuel W. B. • Diehl,' commander uf''the re ceiving ship Hancock at the New York navy ..yard, and a former judge advo cate general of the navy, led on board the Hancock today. :' ."—':■,' . _ _. ... ..._._. . \ WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 16, 1909. Life of Famous Publisher and Engraver Ends at Glendale '■". "Y-. \:'-Y- ' 1..- V* -f ■ ■-_*_*-,■'" _E__yfiH j^?y-^j«jy&i!^ IKrK^.v^r m%&%m ::'Ti22y\ •y'y'' '■■■ rjr*'>f"__«sx v.€.>*r^'>^v.'.^-.r'.--./•■'• -■ ' i» • -1™ * y*"S' IJM. ss'/' A_? £■ :, . . '• • -: •' ..-. ■ - • i*_W ~*s. *:...•-■> a ■>&; II # • ' :« WmM HB£ y«k-. -^__P^ __BI <fl, J.J? .a, .\> ,$% *^A*-' _^____. / 'iy'"2[i% ■"-'■y!.y>''■-'.*: V. :f'l%^sm \ HALF OF MONEY NOT RECOVERED $15,000 OF LOST CURRENCY STILL MISSING TWO PACKAGES OF CASH FOUND IN POSTOFFICE Much Secrecy Maintained by Bank and Postal Officials Detectives ','■ Search Day and Night ..,...' ; a without Result Fifteen thousand dollars in currency of the original $30,000 shipped June 7 by the First National bank ,of this city to the Bank of Blsbee at Blsbee,. Ariz., by registered mail and stolen by unknown persons . before it left the city Is still unrecovered. ■ The report received from Blsbee last night that the bank had received the full amount. was verified today, but this amount was a duplicate shipment sent by the Los Angeles bank and not the original. One-half of the stolen money, contained in two packages, one of $10,000 and another of $5000, was found yesterday or the day before at the local main postoffice, where It had 'been hidden by the thief. The two remaining packages, containing similar amounts, have not been found and no trace of them discovered. ' Much secrecy is maintained by the postal and bank officials regarding the affair. It Is known that a number of persons are under suspicion, but the evidence so far unearthed is so Intangi ble that no immediate arrest is prob able. .. Three postoffice Inspectors and detectives are working night and day, but have not yet ■ been able to And any trace of the missing money. The case is stated to be an exact duplicate of the Kansas City postoffice robbery, which occurred a few months ago, when nearly $50,000 was taken. The money was brought to the main postoffice ln a registered sack from a sub-station, where it was deposited by the bank early ln the evening and was to be shipped to Blsbee the following morning. . No sign of its leaving the postoffice has been discovered. The robbery occurred during the ab sence of Postmaster Flint, who was at Louisville attending the conclave of Shrlners. He returned home yes terday ln response to hurried messages telling of the robbery. , CHICAGO'S TEMPERATURE IS LOWEST IN THE COUNTRY While Thermometer Registers 48 in Windy City, Heat Prostration* Occur in New York CHICAGO, June 15.—Chicago was the coldest place in the United States yes terday, with a temperature of 48 de grees at 2:30 p. m. In New York heat prostrations were reported with the mercury at 85, • the highest point of the year. Five pros trations, were reported in Boston, with the mercury at 86. With the exception of El Paso, where 96 was recorded, and Jacksonville, Fla., with 92, Boston and Albany, N. V., were the hottest places in the country. In Chicago the mercury began to ascend In the late afternoon, but never got above 61. ■ / . - V To Dissolve Relief Board ; SAN FRANCISCO, June 15.—The board of relief of the Native Sons of the Golden West petitioned the su- ., perior court today for permission to dis solve that corporation. The petition recites that the directors passed a reso lution on April 16 in favor of dissolu tion. Permission is also asked by the board to dispose of Its property, liqui date its debts and close up Its affairs. Noted Clergyman, Dies •'■'' WASHINGTON, June 15.—Rev. D. M. Ross Fishburn,' a widely known Con gregational '. minister ; and for ' fifteen years pastor of the ' Mount . Pleasant Congregational church at Washington, died here today of typhoid fever. ' LOUIS PRANG EAST AND WEST TO FIGHT RATE I ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC TO JOIN HANDS SPOKANE TARIFF WILL HINDER COAST PROSPERITY Jobbers Believe Purpose for Which Panama Canal Is Constructed Will Be Defeated by Proposed :.. '•-• ' Schedule ■: Shipping interests on both Paciflc and Atlantic coasts are taking alarm at the proposed change of rates embodied in the famous Spokane case, and Paciflc coast cities will have the co-operation of jobbing and trade extension associa tions of the Atlantic seaboard in light ing the proposition. . Eastern organiza tions have already taken the matter up and will be prepared to offer protests to the Interstate commerce commission at what they consider a serious blow aimed at all coast terminals. "The very purpose and utility of the Panama canal would be defeated," de clared a speaker before the June meet ing of the Trades league of Philadel phia, and this sinister effect is ascribed to the revolutionary change ln rates suggested by the railroads by many other traffic experts. It Is echoed in a statement made by William R. Wheel er, who represented the Associated Job bers of Los Angeles at the Spokane rate hearing at Washington. Mr. Wheeler says the scheme, if adopted, "would be destructive to the prosperity of every Pacific coast seaport and contiguous territory." • "To the present," says Mr. Wheeler in warning the mercantile and manu facturing interests of California to re sist the building of a barrier between them and legitimate territory, "tariffs from. the east to interior points have been constructed by adding to the ter minal commodity rate the local or dis tributing rate applying from the near est terminal to the Interior point, thus enabling the distributor at the terminal point to compete on even terms with the eastern, or, more properly speaking, middle west jobber. Owing to the high local rates prevailing on the Paciflc coast, even under this arrangement it was impossible except in rare instances for the Pacific coast distributor to get beyond the states of Idaho and Nevada. Would Throttle Business Man "Noi; satisfied with thus limiting his zone of distribution, or rather the zone where the Paciflc coast distributor has a fighting chance, the railways propose to put him out of .business beyond the limits of his own dooryard by reducing the terminal commodity rates 25 per cent for the sole purpose of construct ing the Spokane tariff, and, necessarily, tariffs to other interior points. "The railways propose to apply the New York rate on business originating in Chicago, where the cost of produc tion is the same, thus picking Chicago up bodily and placing her on the Atlan tic seaboard, inasmuch as she is given the benefit of New York's advantageous geographical location. " "This principle, once adopted as such, would be destructive to the porspertty of every Paciflc coast seaport and con tiguous territory, inasmuch as it de stroys the advantages inherent to such seaboard location when applied to east bound shipments covering all Pacific coast products and manufactures. The •railroads propose to still further assist the Chicago jobber by refunding to him the cost of bringing into his warehouse such articles of exclusively Atlantic seaboard origin as are later reshipped to Spokane." • The Associated Jobbers of Los Ange les and the Pacific Coast Jobbers' as sociation of San Francisco .will join with similarly affected organizations in vigorously fighting- the revolutionary change proposed. .■ ■■ _. — .•-•-* To Discuss Aluminum Salts , WASHINGTON, June 15.—The use of soda, potash, ammonia, alum and other aluminum salts In foods and the effect of such Ingredients on ' health will: be the subject on which the national board of food and drug' Inspection, depart ment of agriculture, will hold a general hearing July 6. The testimony of both those to prove and oppose the proposi tion to use aluminum salts in goods will be heard. / TT^TiiOTi-SVS^ift^ li 'f delightfully cool at the fountain LoXiJ-IB(j§y3£l "tV*- _ ."e._.» _e*3A3__l Ask Ihe man to mix your favorite drink. ■ "JY_ '*■?"' timakme rt fovsasi *—J_-tf if tnxma House Dresses That $1 39 Are Best of $2 Values l* 583— :; We agreed not to use the maker's name. It was only fair /rsSZ^Tyt*. speak strongly enough for themselves. J/p^&i+Wi and the values are so splendid they will IwS^jSr^*h^W House dresses, of percale, chambray and cot //Ss**_l_^^ ton suiting, In the neatest of \ checks and /i * colors, blup and gray predominating; ,f*a some AXj-jr^Cv^^i^A^k. low-neck styles Included. All sizes,34 to 44. r^lfvrKlwA * If you're sharp at shopping you . will ' find *&lM__a° \\ * V__ <__!,% 1 ever s0 many Identically similar dresses,' l£t% l\V«_. tlP^e priced In some shops, 82.00. W * "v Bargains for today—a most: fortunate pur- W • 'J chase at 81.39. : '•'Vi'-r? ■[My Bargains in '§'•'%_■': Black Bloomers and the values are so splendid they will House dresses, of percale, chambray and cot ton suiting, in the neatest of checks and colors, blue, and gray predominating; some low-neck styles Included. All sizes, 34 to 44. If you're sharp at shopping you will find ever so many identically similar dresses, priced In some shops, $2.00. Bargains for today—a most fortunat© pur chase at J1.39. Bargains in Black Bloomers //// . \ .IU —of sateen — women, girls and ill . , .VU children. Wanted for summer out //'/•* *l* - *\\\\ ings. Buy now. //ol *7< M\V\ WOMEN'S BLOOMERS E9c—Black sateen; 111 'I ' ' «l\VL\ lengths 27, 29 and 31. iri' ''li ' ' IWvA GIRLS' BLOOMERS 49c—Sizes 8, 10, 12 and I Ml.l « ' l\\l\ 14 years. /_f/«'^ •f.WV^ CHILDREN'S BLOOMERS Sizes 2, 4, « \_m__h • " 'JrlJl^ years. . ,"•'_.'.' "^-^t^YYj BARGAINSHie savings run from Ho to Amoskeag Aprons Bargains A Sale "Notions and '" ''"■ ■ '■ ' ■ '2. -that should not be con- c _J r : c fused with ordinary apron JUllUllca sales. The aprons are made - - . ■■■' L"< ___.!__. - ■ i ' as yOU WOUld make them . Hand Scrub Be—The regular Be kind.' * 1,/, m« ' Talcum Powder —"Our Pride." A a at home. ,h " „„„i,„i big value. , . . Y^e, At String Aprons—with pocket • , and ruffle. Pearl Button. —Sweetwater pearl; At 89c—Mother Hubbard apron- t Strings, pocket and ruffle. . . ■ , . d°" tor Bo- , At 79c-A sleeve apron,, with pocket Md BoB1 « ]l „ a whlte . —Values*' you can scarcely equal »<* all sizes; 4 dozen 50. ' . hom > c' . Washington Pin. Be—Two full _ 400 Men's Golf A [7 /-» count 'papers. ShirtS at ..,.......••• ~T J V*- , Piece. Ironing Wax , Be—The kind Plain well made shirts of madras with handl.. : Sffi- 'verfVyfe" £2 meS l' Bh,rt Marker. lOcUxceptlonaliy", good like best; all sizes. All bargains at »»">«• 45c. . *,"':'Y k- ' Shoe Lace, lc Pair Tubular kind; 4, Arm Band. i™ 6 and 6 quarter. Kn^rter,'..'...' '.'.'.'.'.'..'.2.'.'.'.'.'2.:'.t»c » Dozen Safety Pin. Bo—Nickel Pre- Collars 3 for-:...:.::.... ■*** ml« Band; all sizes.;. ' COUNCIL AGAIN WILL MESS OVER GARBAGE Seize Slight Excuse to Open Matter That Public Had Supposed Settled and Near Con. elusion Anything to delay the award of a garbage contract seems to be a motto the city council has adopted. The public at large had a right to suppose the garbage matter had been settled when the council formally approved specifications last week, after having considered the matter since last De cember, and ordered the board of pub lic works to advertise for bids. A large part of the public had even come to the conclusion that the board bad advertised for bids. W. M. Humphreys, chief inspector of public works, who Is directly In charge of garbage matters, appeared before the council yesterday and de clared he understood the board 'Of su pervisors intended to pass a county ordinance prohibiting Los Angeles from disposing of its garbage in the county. Such an ordinance, said Mr. Humphreys, would Invalidate the por tion of the specifications that provide If garbage Is used for hog feeding It be done five miles from the city lim its. . " ■ Councilman Yonkin, who is the father of the five mile clause, asked the city attorney how such a county ordinance would affect the matter and Mr. Hewitt replied the county had no legal right to pass such an ordinance and should it be done the law would be Invalid. ;->'•'• . But the council could not resist the excuse to paw over the mess once more and set next Tuesday morning as the time for hearing further argu ments on the matter. ELECTRICAL MEN TO PICNIC IN SANTA MONICA CANYON All Kinds of Sports Arranged as Fea. ture for Day and Electric?! Prizes Will Be Offered Electrical supply houses, fixture houses and all electrical contractors of Los Angeles will close shop next Sat urday and picnic In Santa Monica can yon. • Extensive preparations, have been made to make the outing I a success. Sports of -' all kinds will be . the fea ture .of . the day. Many attractive prizes In the line of different electri cal goods hae been V. offered ■by the management. Arrangements also have been made to 'obtain hot tamales from the Log Cabin. Special cars will leave the Hill street station at 9 o'clock Sat urday morning. . Arrangements have been made to . accommodate. over . 200 guests. , : - _fy'- ~f • H. Conger Bowers of the Newborry- Bowers Electric company has the af fair > in , hand . and. several . committees are at i work . under his management. Classified Ad. Section SWITCHMAN'S HEAD IS SEVERED FROM BODY Steps Into Hole While Shunting Cars Yto Sidetrack and , Heavy t. Wheels Run OverY His Neck In attempting to uncouple a box car which was being shunted into the side, track of the American steel and wire works on Alameda street, I near Jack- ; sou street, John McGill, a Southern Pa cific switchman living at 325 West Forty-first street, stepped in a hole, lost his balance and fell between the cars. The wheels of a heavily loaded car passed over his neck, completely sever- . ing the head from the body. ' . V Several of the switching crew were nearby at the time, but were unable to render assistance to the unfortunate man. McGill had given the "come ahead" signal and stepped between the cars to uncouple the car to be "shunted" Into the side track. He had lifted the coupling pin and was preparing to step from between the rails when he stepped in a hole and fell directly In, the way of the moving car. He succeeded in grasping a beam on the car and was dragged several feet, but was unable to maintain his grip on the rod and fell with his head across a rail. Before he had time to drag him self from' his dangerous position the wheels passed over his neck. The engineer stopped the train almost Immediately and the body of the unfor tunate man was extricated. : ' :■ The coroner was notified and the body was ordered removed to the undertak ing parlors of Pierce Bros., where an Inquest will be held. The dead man Is survived by a widow. WOMEN WILL UNITE IN PARISH FLORAL CARNIVAL Young Ladies* Sodality and Ladles' Altar Society Plan Pleasant Affair Next Week .■';,';, The Young Ladies' sodality 'of '■ St. Patrick's parish, assisted; by , the La- , j dies' Altar society . •' and the Conaty council ot the Y. M. . 1., will • give a '.. floral carnival on the;parish; grounds '■ June 24, 25 and 26. :'. - .;>:','. y Na pains have been spared 'to | make I the grounds appear appropriate to the £ occasion,: several . attractive -■- booths I having been planned ln, addition to ; a ■, display of colored lights. ■, ;. ; > The Spanish booth, where C article-* of Spanish handiwork will be sold, will ■ be one of the features. ■:•" An attrac tive program is > promised ■ llor '; each C evening. .■:■-■: Y-'' U'Y :,'-''V'-\_'"' !VY.:' ' Miss, Winifred Tallent, Miss i Julia Pierson , and Miss ..: Nellie f Mead I will Jf have charge of what promises to be an . unusually attractive affair, a,' Tenders J Resignation " v- MADRID, June ■*• 15.—William H. Buckler, secretary of the American le gation here, has , tendered. his resigna tion. *'.''"., '■.'; ', -'