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HIST! THIS PAPER, 'TWILL SAVE MUH! 'Jack Sheridan,' Actor, Fails to Move Judge with Eloquent Plea for Justice RUDE WALLOP FROM COURT Wakes Up and Finds He Is John S. Donovan, Charged with Embezzling Evidently believing In the Shakes pearean Expression that "all the world's a stage" John S. Donovan, alias Jack Sheridan, the actor who | sometimes plays a part when the "stricken mother" walls for the hero to "s-s-3-save m-u-h che-e-e-f-1-d," yesterday undertook to save himself in Judge Davis 1 court with his most dramatic "appeal to justice." Donovan is held for embezzling $2100 from Mrs. S. A. Brooks, a wealthy tourist who has been stopping at the Alexandria hotel. Efforts to seourfl his release on writs of habeas corpus and legal technicalities having failed, be endeavored to have his trial postponed yesterday for two months on the ground that a much-required witness on behalf of himself had departed to unknown corners of the work! and it would be an injustice to him if this witness was not produced. MRS. BROOKS TIIIHK Mrs. S. A. Brooks got up from a sick bed to become a witness for the prosecution and begged that lior de position might be taken ho that she could leave the -state as she had planned and that delay would Impose a hardship upon her. The attorney for the defendant in formed the court that he felt very deeply about asking a delay in the trial under the circumstances and that his heart went »out in sympathy to Mrs. Brooks. Strange to say. this statement did not affect the court to any noticeable extent and his applica tion for a delay was denied. The attorney made an tmpnssloned appeal and introduced an affidavit as to the existences the witnoss wanted for Donovan. The latter listened in tently in some admiration for the elo quent flow of language, and those In court had no idea what was to follow In the afternoon when the case was set for trial. • ENTER "JACK SIIKRIIX.VN" About 2 o'clock entered one "Jack Bheridan" from the "wings," conduct ed by Sheriff Hammol. With most im posing stride he advanced with out stretched hand, as though "stilling the madding crowd's applause," and his Impressive manner "took the wind out of the most Impressive-looking at torneys In the room. "I want to make a statement to this court," said "Jack Sheridan." "I make a plea for Justice In this court of law which represents the pec-pal In these here United States. I ask that this here court of justice allow me to post pone my trial until I can get this wit ness and here Is my affidavit, and he pulled out an affidavit of his own that he had made "all by himself," to the discomfiture of his attorney, who ap peared spellbound by the procedure. "'"Ar^yo^Tan attorney?" asked Judge Davis of "Jack Sheridan." "No your honor," replied Jack Sheridan," as he waved his hand eentlv for silence, so that he might continue that eloquent plea for "jus tice" which he had evidently prepared In the "wings." "I appeal RtTDB AWAKENING "Then sit down," Bald Judge Davis, CUThen "Jack Sheridan" awoke and became John S. Donovan again, on trial for the embezzlement of $2100 from one Mrs. Brooks. North Deputy attempt Attorney say ng stopped all attempt at delay by saying he would admit the evidence of the Donovan witness, who Is claimed to have seen Donovan and Mrs. Brooks leaving the hotel in friendly manner, fotlowfng the time of the alleged em be" T o™ve time," said North, "we will admit that they left the hotel as though friendly and, your honor .1 am ready tO T !° e ahead with the trial. -curing a The afternoon was spent securing a jury for the trial, which is expected to consume several days. COME IN WITH THE GLIM COIN IS LAWYER'S RULING Los Angeles county will have to pay over to the city all funds in Its pos session and- belonging? to the East Hollywood noting district This is the gist of an opinion given by Deputy District Attorney Hartley Shaw to the county supervisors at their meeting yesterday. " Residents of the district had request ed that all money on hand bo expend ed in Installing additional lights, but Mr. Shaw rules that the board, since Rast Hollywood's annexation to Los Angeles, has-n.o further jurisdiction in the matter. CHANCE FOR BTENOS The United States civil service com mission announces that rin examina tion will b« held June 18 for the posi tion of male stenographer and type writer at Los Angeles and other places. Applications for this examination will be accepted only from men who are willing to accept appointment at Washington, D. C, at an entrance sal ary of $840 or $900 a year. Persons who desire to compete should apply to the local secretary, C. F. Hutchins, 368 Pacific Electric building, or to the sec retary of the Twelfth civil service dis trict, room 241, Postoffice building, San FranclacO) for application blanks and full information. A YOU, MADAM /£jt fc^v who have never kept your jewelry and valuables fjmi Bt\ in a safe deposit vault because none were con /jk \ . veniently located, will find our new vaults to be / \ r'*>ht in the center of the shopping and theater / B frill FB \ district. Absolutely fire and burglar proof and on / B^-L^gE^ \ the ground floor. Rent $2 per year and up. Merchants Bank and Trust Co. 207-9-11 SOUTH BROADWAY MICHIGAN SOCIETY TO BE ENTERTAINED THIS EVENING ;; -^ '■■■ " Chamber of Commerce Will Be Host at a Reception The Michigan Society of I.os Angeles will be the guest this evening of the chamber of commerce at a reception in the Chamber of Commerce building. Joseph Scott, president of the cham ber of commerce, will deliver an ad dress of welcome and Samuel Young, president of the Michigan society, will respond. The Harvard Military school will provide part of the entertainment. Or. M. K. Parmelee will deliver an address. The following musical pro gram will be given: IMano duet. Profs. Weeks and IJames; violin solo, George. Dromgold; violin solo, Eugene Whit comb; vocal solo, Mr. Campbell; duet, cornet and saxaphone, Profs. Green and Storli. The Harvard school or chestra will furnish music. James A. 'Williams, president of thn federation of state societies, has re quested the officers of the federation to be present and act as a reception committee. President Scott has appointed the following committee to represent the chamber of commerce at the reception: carl McStay, chairman; Harry Duf flll, W. D. Longyoar, Charles Rider, B. J. Louis, Fred L. A lies, E. A. Lun<ly, Robert Meßrlde, Henry Lyon, H. S. McCartney, C. A. Luckenbach, I. Longo, Frank L. Miller, M. L. Moore, H. G. Mercer, Henry Albers, H. J. Kramer, M. IVt. McDonald. GOME TO FAIRYLAND, IS LOCAL AUTHOR'S INVITE Mrs. Gray's Book Pleases Read ers and Is Filled with In teresting Pages Florizel's age was twenty-four as humans reckon time, but in the fairy garden where she had her home she was six and had been six always, oh, for a hundred years. Outside she was really a most formidable young wo man, tremendously learned, a master at arts —or mistress, perhaps—and a bachelor of philosophy, though it was rathor difficult, so charming a girl be ing a bachelor. In the fairy garden where she really lived there was also Apollo, and he, too, was six, though men thought him twenty-seven and accounted him a "promising" young playwright. Also there was Billy Wright, jr., a little boy who was friend to I all the people who amounted to anything In fairy land. He'd been born on the stage, had Billy Wright, Jr., and he was ac tor-manager of a most delightful fairy land playhouse. Of course there were other there, tqp, all the folk that live In fairyland and act in fairy theaters; but Florizel and Apollo and Billy Wright, Jr., were the very nicest of them all. When they wern't living in this fairy garden, or making believe In the big world outside, Florlzel and Apollo and Blly Wright, Jr., were busy telling their story in the pages of a dainty little book, and this book, for which Isabel Mcßeynolds Gray stands spon sor, has Just come from the press to delight all humans who are Interested In fairies and who know that love Is Indeed the greatest thing In the world. Mrs. Gray's little tale is one of the most delightful love stories printed In many a day. It has a quaint charm all Its own and It deserves wide popu larity. The author Is a Los Angeles woman who has elected to print her first book herself. She Is a graduate of the University of California, class of 1907. C. OF C. PLANS EXCURSION TO SAN BERNARDINO FETE Secretary Frank Wiggins of the chamber of commerce haa arranged for a special train to take Los An gelans to San Bernardino next Friday for the centennial celebration. The train will leave La Grande station at 8:30 Friday morning and ample accom modations will be provided. Tickets for the round trip are on sale at the chamber of commerce, the fare being 12.35. The program announced by the San Bernardino committee for Friday in cludes an automobile parade in the morning and exercises at Capilla site. The afternoon will be devoted to an nviation meet and band concerts. In the evening will occur the Spanish costume ball, the most Important social event ever planned for Ran Bernardino. INVENTORS SECURE RIGHTS Hazard & Strause report the follow ing list of patents granted to inventors of Southern California for the week ending May 10: Milo A. Baker, Los Angeles, automobile transfer turn table: Arthur Beaty, Azusa, penholder; Robert H. Brown, Los Angeles, hose; Edward O. Bules, San Diego, blower for rocking chairs; Richard K. Hoh mann, San Diego, feeding attachment for sewing machine; David N. Hyro and J. W. Shlrey, Los Angeles, safety holdback shafthook; Elmer K. Izer, Pomona, irrigating valve: Theodore Rapp, assignor to E. Kirsteln Sons company, Los Angeles, eyeglass mount ing; Jennings Van Matre, Paso Kobles. draft equalizer. NEW RUSSIAN SERVICE Word has been received by th© steamship department of the German American Savings bank from the Trans-Siberian Railway company at St. Petersburg to the effect that a new train service has been Inaugurated between Vladivostok on the east and St. Petersburg, 3erlln and London on the west. With this new service it Is now possible to make the tour around the world from Los Angeles and back to Los Angeles In less than forty seven days. LOS ANGELES HERALD HARKEN TO TALE OF COMET'S TAIL Weatherman Wollaber After Data on Way Halley's Appendage Looks from the Earth WE BUMP IT TOMORROW! World Will Glide Through Trailer of Sky Wanderer Without Feeling Shock A. B. Wollaber, in charge of the Los Angeles weather bureau, Is preparing to make extended observations of the phenomena expected to manifest Itself when the earth passes through the tail of Hilioy's < mud tumurruw night. Mr. Wollaber, as becomes :i govern ment official, makes no predictions. He anticipates no trouble of any sort. He dors, however, expect an unusual celes tial display, and he asks all persons who note anything unusual t'> com municate the facts which fall under th>'ir observation to him mid, through his office, tn Washington. The weather bureau's Intense conser vatism '■' shown in the official state ment given. out by the weatherman yesterday and which does not even take it for granted that the earth will en counter the comet's tail. The state ment follows: If the earth should pass through the tall of Halley's comet, as as tronomers expect it will on the 18th of this month, an opportunity of a kind that has not previously ocurred in the history of the weather bureau will be afforded for the study of certain meteorological phenomena. Special and complete observations will be taken at the local office of the weather bureau on May 17, 18 and 19, and it is especially desired that persons noting any unusual atmospheric conditions on the dates mentioned communicate the same to the local office. Information relative to the follow ing meteorological phenomena is de sired: 1. Auroral displays—Auroras serve as Indicators of the electrical state of the outer atmosphere, and as this state possibly may be affected by the tall of the comet as we pass through it, auroras should be watched for at that time. The loca tion, color, shape, extent and other features as well as the time of ap pearance, changes and disappear ance should be carefully noted. 2. Meteoric trails— number, times of appearance, length of dura tion and directions and lengths of visible paths of meteors should be noted in all three nights, but espe cially on the night of the 18th. 3. Bishop's ring — This curious "dust" halo was seen around the sun after the eruptions both of Krakatoa and Mont Pelee, and con ceivably might also follow the passage of the earth through the tail of a comet. It therefore should be carefully looked for on the days specified, and occasionally, for some days thereafter. 4. Color of the sun and sky— Both the general color of the sky and the color of the sun depend on the dust and other contents of the atmos phere, and should be carefully noted on the given dates. 5. Twilight phenomena Twilight colors, their distribution and order of changes depend largely on the dust in the atmosphere, and conse quently these are phenomena that need to be observed on the dates Indicated. 6. Luminous —Neither the material of these clouds nor the cause of their light is definitely known. They seem to belong to a very high atmosphere, and therefore should be looked for at night in connection with our transit across the comet's tail. These clouds are cirrus-like in ap pearance, but may be distinguished from true cirrus by the fact that they are brighter than the back ground of the clear nocturnal sky. During the fore part of the night they are seen above the northwest ern horizon. Zodiacal —From work re cently done at Lick and at the Mount Wilson observatories it seems probable that the zodiacal light is cause! by the reflection of solar light from dust in and near the plane of the ecliptic. If so, then a change might be expected in it at the time of the comet's near ap proach to the earth, and therefore the extent and brilliancy and other features of the zodiacal light as they appear at that time should be carefully noted. General phenomena — Solar and lunar halos and coronas, and all other appearances that may seem useful and unusual, should be re ported. : We have a particularly good field here, in Southern California for ob serving the several phenomena noted above, with the exception of the aurora, and it is the hope of ; the local officials that those known . to take a special interest in things meteorological will make a special effort to co-operate with the bureau on this occasion as in the past. 12 TIMES 25 ARE 300— SPEEDERS PAY IN DOLLARS Twelve automobilists Inoculated with tho "speed mania" contributed $25 each to the city treasurer yester day when they were fined that amount by Police Judge Williams on charges of violating the speed ordinances. All sorts of excuses were invented, but without avail. The majority of those fined were arrested while speeding homeward from the various beaches Sunday afternoon. Those fined: 11. F. Dutchor, H. M. Lewis, John Cunning ham, D. Wilson, B. Rivers, C. E. Sell ers, C. J. Smith, E. 'J. Boltz, F. Courts, A. T. Munns, Dwight Whiting and Warren Gillelen, jr. AFTER WAYWARD AUTO W. H. Bradshaw, 338 Alvarado street, reported to the detectives yes terday afternoon that his new Mercer automobile was stolen from Hill street near - Second about 11 o'clock ' yester day morning. Bradshaw had left the automobile standing there while he was transacting some business about the city. When he returned the auto mobile was gone. The number of the automobile !s 30394. A reward of $50 has been offered by Bradshaw. for the L return aC the cat, ■ ■■■ * TUESDAY MORNTNG, MAY 17, 1910. GOOD GOVERNMENT FORCES PLAN NEW ORGANIZATIONS Clubs to Be Formed in Many Pre cincts—Meetings Announced Beverat important mass meetings and club organizations are planned by the 1..0s Angeles Good Government or ganization for this week. A new club which, it Is expected, will be one of the strongest in the city will he formed in new precinct No. 7 tonight. A meeting of voters and citizens of that precinct will be held at the home of R. W. Reynolds, 3217 Pasadena ave nue, at 8 o'clock. This meeting was to have been held inst night, but was postponed until tonight because of an other meeting previously arranged at the home of Mr. Reynolds. (Saturday evening, May 21, there will be a mass meeting of residents of new precinct 214 In the church at Thlrty seventh and Naomi streets, Robert M. Lusk, George H. Stewart and F. J. Wiiiffon being scheduled to make .speeches. Another important meeting is to be held in new precinct 43 at the Echo Park Methodiiu church, Alvara cin arid Reservoir streets, Saturday night, at which the old precinct club will be n ■■; gaitlatxl. Dr. K. M. Butler, president of thR Association of Good Government clubs in new precincts 1«R, 169, 170, 171, 173. J74, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, ISI and 185 will preside at a meeting of the members of the club of those precincts Friday evening, May 20, 8 o'clock, at the real estate offices of Cook and Golden, 8121 South Vermont avenue. Everyone is invited to be present al this meeting if Interested in the cause of good government, as Important business is to come neforn the meeting and a full attendance Is desired. 'SUCH A GRAFFETER IS IT MY WIFE', SAYS COHN One Dollar for Baby, the Rest for Self, Declares Protest ing Hubby "She is it, a graffeter." yelled Morris Conn in Justice Hervey's court yester day, when asked .to explain why he should not go to jail for contempt of court in failing to pay his wife, Sadie Cohn, $6 a week for the support of their child, as ordered by the court several weeks ago when Mrs. Cohn secured a divorce from him. "I can't pay it her the money, judge, because I have not that enough. My bizness it don't keep good all around the year, and I have it to look out for the winter in the summer. I have to ask you, judge, how can that I pay It to her I have not," cried the de fendant excitedly. "How much does he owe her?" asked Judge Hervey of the plaintiff's attor ney. "He owes her $40, your honor, and has paid her for two weeks only," was the reply. "I can't pay it for her, too," broke in Colin. 'She don't spend it the money on her baby, only one dollar of all the money I gave It her. I had to buy that child a pair of shoes myself. She —" "Just a minute," broke In the court, firmly. "I under " "Never was there such a woman a graffeter." shouted Cohn. "She spend all the money on her " "Will you keep quiet just a mo ment?" demanded the court. "You understand that the. baby is ill and needs to have an opera " "Her baby is it nothing wrong with her," commenced Cohn, excitedly, once more. "She is a bluffer. She is it a loafer " "Just one moment." said Judge Her vey, waving his finger warninsly at Cohn, who squirmed and twisted as though he were ready to explode. "You were brought here for contempt of court " "But how can I pay her when I have It not the money?" interrupted Cohn agnln, excitedly, rising up from his seat. "Can you tell it me how I can pay " "SHT TT UP," thundered Judge Her vey. "Now you just Phut up. T Will give you until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning to pay the plaintiff the money due her for the suport of the child. If you have not done it by that time, you co to the county Jail. After you nre there awhile you will find out how ynn are (miner to pay her." The plaintiffs attorney made, an application for a larper sum for the defendant per woek, but Judge Her vey said it would be best to wait to see if the defendant was froinpr to pay what he already owed, the impres sion in court helne: that Cohn has the money, hut refuses to part with it. "Plio is It a sxaffeter." crumbled Pohn as court adjourned for the morn- Ing. HIGH SCHOOLS SHOW WELL WITH TAG DAY RECEIPTS Up to this time the sum of $11,350 has been received as a result of Tag day by the Associated Charities. Small amounts of money continue to come In, but it is improbable that they will add much to this total. Polytechnic and Los Angeles high schools have small amounts to turn in. Polytechnic, however, is ahead on sales this year, although Los Angeles made a great gain. This year Polytechnic has turned in about $2100, and Los Angeles about $1900, last year's receipts having- been $1961.15 and $822.10, respectively. Olive street high school sold more than $1000 worth this year and $733.13 last year. All the grammar schools and the the atrical parties made considerable gains over last year's sales. CHARITY WORKERS TO MEET An important meeting of the charity conference committee will be held this morning at 10:30 o'clock. Spencer K. Sewall, secretary of the committee, has called the meeting. Social service will be discussed In a practical manner by workers. Care of dependent, sick ami helpless and the problem of aiding Birls who have been led astray will be considered, as well as means to pre vent them from entering a life of vice. Verdugo Canyon Land Co. Ha* Just Issued the Most Beautiful and At tlatlo Illuatrated Booklet ever published b \ Mt Anpin.' Call or lend for •■«. I! , JMP, A. EIBTJ-E -ii*. PLAN INQUEST ON HOSPITAL VICTIM Officials Ignore Husband and De cide to Fully Inquire Into Mrs. Shopbell's Death PATIENTS DENIED PAPERS Good Samaritan Inmates Not Al lowed to Read Daily News of the Investigation L Following an autopsy over the body I of Mrs. Edward Shopboll, around whose death at the Good Samaritan hospital last Friday lias grown a mystery, and I the waiving of an intiuest by her hus band yesterday morning, Coroner Hart well decided lo hold an inquest this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at I'lerce Bros*, undertaking parlors. Dr. !'. C. 11. Pahl, house physician of the hospital, who refused to divulge any information whatever concerning the woman's death, has been sum moned to appear at the inquest, as has also the nurse who was in charge of Mrs. Shopbell. The autopsy examination performed by Dr. George V. Campbell showed that the cause of her death was due to a shock more than anything else. Both her elbows were fractured and there were several mysterious abrasions about her neck, which have not yet been explained. The examination aiso showed the heart was bruised. How Mrs. Shopbell could fall from a four-story window to a cement side walk and not suffer greater injuries is one of the features revealed by the autopsy which so far no one has been able to explain. Early yesterday morning Mr. Shop bell, in company with his brother, ap peared at the coroner's office and in formed him that they did not want an inquest held and that they were satis fied that she met her death acci dentally. Shopbell advanced the theory that his wile tell out of the window of her room after fainting. He also stated chat he had never known her to faint before. There were consistent rumors yester day to the effect that the patients of the hospital had been refused the morn ing newspapers which contained the statements hinting at negligence and the concealment of the death of Mrs. Shopbell. It has always been the cus tom of the hospital to permit those pa tients who are physically able to read the newspapers. Mrs. Shopbell died Friday night at 9 o'clock, but the coroner was not noti fied of her death until 9 o'clock Satur day morning, twelve hours later. The coroner was notified by Mr. Shopbell. The information given by the hus band was meager. Deputy Coroner Fred Williams stated that he was noti fied that the woman's death was caused by a fall at the St. Francis apartments. He said he was given that information by the hospital authorities. FASTIDIOUS THIEF PICKS OUT SEALSKIN FOR BOOTY While she wa.s absent from her home for a few minutes visiting a neighbor a few doors away the home of Mrs. W. B. Hall, 1700 West Jelfer son street, was entered about 9 o'clock Saturday night and a large quantity of Haviland ohlnaware, table linen and a sealskin coat stolen. The matter was reported to the de tectives yesterday. Mrs. Hall esti mates her loss at about $300. She stated that when she left her house for a few minutes she left the door open. When she returned she discov ered the cMnaware missing from the sideboard. Upon investigation she noticed the table linen missing and her sealskin .'oat which she had re cently purchased. §gßß&3sg afi-savaaa& N\ ore Snow White — Cool White Goods Over 200 Men's Suits (T\ i f~\ -just here, to be beautiful __ S N II I ly transformed into waists TO Sell Today vPIW and rocks and graduation —From the lovely French Air Una »■ - id in wide at $1.50 yard, to <fflt*2a A ClirnriQP HP- clever Imported Batiste at 35c yard—. gfr j r\ JUlpllJti L-'V- the range Is complete and remarlt ffß **JK cause they are ably attractive ahpwwMt» o«»4" Gr Jj C3.USS tnCV 3FG —Bullocks IS Los Angeles' White Qoodß l\ *3T/ hcilltCf»C\/nil \«iv Madras Walstlng*— 20c, 25c, 350 to (1L SUCnSUIISabyOU , Dimity checks. •JOe to Me—-in check, and ilMft would never ex- H6^ l 2?'fe?3o?sr <?S£!' hly mer" /fMfiSft if m Pect to buy for sSSaaKSjwifS /jSIMmYI Mf/ill $10— that iS why 45-l^h s Per.lan lawn .t Ssc m /<k*WsSr(t mMm I l/l iJKa\ . :m-lncli Sheer French Crepe *t.OO. -V^^>Ufi|V [Jim we are advertis- n^fe.. 36-1"'?1" tp $2' ing them. Great Lots of New ia^^lrilrn IFll iii\ —Suits that, in material, v—**"- ]Wrilil llllSf/ style ,and tailori,. ng ' win Laces Ready MS Ik 111 livilv app eal to men ho never ' — -. tm 11 1 111 WillW paid aS little aS $10-°° for —Just the pretty effects that Mm Wk lUll VllvinL a suit before > and wlll will be much worn in South n Im\ IIIIWAW^ strike a responsive chord era California this summer even more luickly in the —and they are going to be Ifin^ft hearts of men who are in snapped up rapidly. IMR Iff/I the habit of buying $10, ' , ' V * J. f/f«Ji rf//W 11 «i9«;n or <RIS suits Tub Laces 75c Piece I }W Illvlf V *IZ-a0 QT-»13 SUITS. Qur own lrnporta , of French. \IuJHm IIJmM U Sii^eq 34 to 44 regular German and English wash laces, con y&>!j£ iff Ml 11 OIZC3 Ot to tt rcguidl, B ting of new patterns In Normandy. nSwIWIMM \ and 38 tO 46 StOUt. Pt. de Paris and Italian Valenciennes m lll ml il/fsil ■ In sets Fancy cotton laces, so much ill II MM B Just 200 Of them. TO- used for uii-ordinary lingerie; beau !! 11 nlllmi U •■ in -j l i. tlful wash allovers In dainty patterns. M #/HI/ H day Will provide best Se- _ 1000 pieces in all. A great lot and film AW I lections, and the sale a wonderful assortment. 'iiwmm \ 1 sections, ana me saic —Today. 750 piece. lfiu'HrW\ I should be taken advan \MilM3) i^^^u tage of by men who need And Dress Laces vWTlrr*^\ j<&23|Ss ° i • j - MM-sfa»in styles in nllovcrs. hands. *4OJ'(\^\gs^§|l|=teS? a new bUSineSS SUlt and » edges, galloons, nets and medallions; M?!Ul^>(^ =l' had planned to pay as a rare assortment of new shadow lvM^SsTl planned tO pay as °^ alloverB witn ba nrts and edges \,*«Jf§P^^? mUCh as $15 for it. Third to match. Persian allovers, English »£jr V, nets; fine, dainty patterns for waists. FlOOr. —Allovers. $1.00 yard up. '-•' '.'•-• —Bands. Joe yard up. _________————— ■^———————— —Edges, Me yard up. ■■-■■-■ -■--"•--■• 1 __ Buy lace, today. TWO FIREMEN INJURED IN EAST FIRST STREET BLAZE Asst. Chief O'Donnell and Loebel Go to Hospital for Treatment George H. O'Donnell, assistant fire i hi'r, and George Loeber, member of engine company No 15, were injured.and caused by a fire early yes terday morning on Bast First strpet near s.mla Fe avenue. Four frame buildings, Nos. 921, !i23, 925 anil 927 East First street were damaged by the fire. O'Donnel) suffered a badly lacerated hand by coming in contact with rusty tin roofing. Loebel was struck in the fine by a pike pole which slipped from the hands of another fireman. They were both treated at the receiving hos pital. The fire was discovered In a two story frame structure at 921 East First street, owned by <". A. Holt and occu pied liy .1. Asahlya as a barber shop. This building was damaged to the ex tent nf j:;i)ii and the damage to the con tents about $-r.i). The fnv rapidly spread until the en tire four buildings were ablaze. .1. Frit'/. nwner nf tlir. KniMiti.rc- •• ♦ 923, 825 and 927, was the heaviest loser. He estimated liis damage on the three buildings at W6OO. The fire is supposed to have been caused by the overflow of oil from a tank m the basement <>f 921 East First street. The entire loss is covered by Insurance. The bulldlngse were till occupied by Japanese as a store mom, a rooming house, a barber shop and restaurant. COLLEGE MEN TO HEAR TALKS ABOUT POLITICS Association Will Meet Tonight in Hamburger's Cafe and Listen to Addresses A novel political meeting will be held at Hamburger's cafe tonight by the College Men's asociation of Southern California. This association embraces in its membership all college men who live in this part of the state, numbering from 1200 to 1500. The dinner tonight will be non-par tis ;n—or rather all-partisan—as all the political tendencies of the times will be represented by able speakers. The speakers and their subjects will ho us follows: A. J. Wallace, Lincoln- Roosevelt candidate for lieutenant gov ernor, will speak on "College Men in the Lincoln-Roosevelt Campaign." T. B. Gibbon "ill speak on "College Men's Support of the Democratic Party and Its Purposes." Alden Anderson, Re publlcan candidate for governor, will speak on "College Men in a Business Administration;" Frank A. Short of Fresno on "Constitutional Representa tion VB. a Direct Promary and the Duty of Supporting the Republican Party in th" State.' ' Lynn Helm, the president of the association, will preside. The speakers will draw lots for the order in which they will speak, and no motions from the floor or discussion of any kind will be in order. The number of those who have al ready signified their intention to be present assures the largest and most successful meeting ever held by the as sociation, which is now about a year and a half old. Seats may be reserved for the dinner up to 3 o'clock today by telephoning Henry K. Norton, the secretary of the association, at F2233 or Main 3528. BANQUETING PLACE CHOSEN The Hamburger cafe has been awarded the contract of preparing the big banquet of the Federation of State societies, June 17. The affair will be the largest ever held in the city, 2500 being expected. Prominent on the program will be the chamber of com merce, under whose auspices the fed eration has been working. Editorial Section DESMOND MAY RUN FOR TAX GRABBER Head of Long Beach Board of Public Works May Be Given Place by Democrats JUDY TO GET TREASURERSHIP Chairman Norton Asks Men Who Want Indorsement to Send in Names It was announced by Albert M. Nor ton, chairman of the Los Angeles county Democratic central committee yesterday that Walter Desmond, chair- I man of th = fnrd of public T.'OrkS OZ Long Beach, will be a Democratic can didate for county tax collector and, it Is believed, will receive the Indorse ment of the general committee ofl fifteen appointed by the county Demo cratic conference last Saturday to se lect one man for each county office, subject to the approval of the confer ence when it reconvenes at Long Beach auditorium, May 28. Norton also announced that J. B. Brokaw of Hollywood will be the Dem ocratic candidate for county super visor from the third district. It was stated at Democratic headquarters that voters are to be particularly warned to sign no petitions until after tha conference reconvenes at Long Beach, when voters will know exactly who are the regular Democratic candidates. The reason for this caution was ex plained by Chairman Norton in a speech at the conference last Satur day, and It is urged as extremely Im portant that voters be careful whose petitions they sign, for the reason that the "machine" is expected to put up candidates whom the party would not be willing officially to indorse. A DKMOCRATIC YEAR Clinton Judy of San Fernando, It ia stated, will probably secure the in dorsement of the conference for the of fice of county treasurer, while It ia believed the conference also will in dorse J. B. Holly and Robert Loucks. as candidates for Los Angeles town ship justices. Their petitions, however, will probably not be circulated until after May 28. Norton also stated yesterday that J. H. Plancey will be the Democratic candidate for the state senate from the thirty-eighth district. Louia Cruickshank and Haines Reed are Democratic candidates for the state as sembly from the seventy-first and seventy-second districts, respectively. "The committee of fifteen appointed at the county conference to decide oa candidates for the various offices," said Norton, "will be glad to receive applications from all Democrats who desire to become candidates for any office It is desired by this committee to select the best available man for each office, and the greater the num ber of applicants the more satisfactory will be the results. If a candidate falls to meet with the approval of the committee it should not be taken as ;i reflection on him, as many reasons na turally must enter into the selection of candidates, and good Democrats can have no reasonable objection to this process of elimination. . "It does not require a mathematician to figure that this is a Democratic year, and no prophet is needed to fore cast the results of the present dibrup tion in the G. O. P. There la every indication of a tremendous victory for Democracy both in the state and coun ty elections and facts and figures show that we are in no wise hasty or ill advised in our calculations Ther6w? it is important that only the very best men be put into the race and equally important that every voter know which of the many candidates are really Democratic candidates, for whom the Democracy of the city and county, as a whole can stand sponsor, and for whose acts when elected the Democ racy can be held responsible.