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News of the Courts
Eight Doctors, Called as Damage
Case Experts, Line Up
Pro and Con
Mrs. Emma C. Servis' action against
,ier brother-in-law, Charles A. Servis,
for $25,000 damages for injuries she
alleges she sustained by his beating
her, developed into a battle of physi
cians in Judge James 1 court yesterday
afternoon, eight practitioners being ex
amined as to the extent of the in
juries received by the plaintiff.
A novel feature of the trial was the
declaration of Dr. Zimmerman, re
tained by the defense, that he differed
in opinion as to certain statements in
the textbooks in regard to the result
of the injuries Mrs. Servis claims to
have sustained.
This stand caused quite a shock
among the other physicians present. It
followed close questioning by Attorney
Charles M. Ackerman, for the plaintiff.
The physician made certain statements
differing from those in the textbooks
us »,3 by licensed physicians. On being
shown that his statements did differ,
the witness declared he placed more
reliance in his own conclusions than
In the principal statements in question.
He was scored for this opinion by the
attorney, but held to the stand he had
The -whole trial has developed into a
technical treatise on the ailments of
Mrs. Servis, or what they might be
under certain circumstances. The tech
nical terms and questions have turned
the courtroom Into a surgical school,
and the charge of battery has almost
been lost sight of in the battle between
the physicians.
Through It all, Mrs. Servis was an
Interested listener and other women in
the courtroom heard more about the
human frame yesterday than they may
hear again in the course of their lives.
Drs. Trueworthy. McNeil. Pepper and
Crutcher were on the stand yesterday
for the plaintiff, and Drs. Moore, Zim
merman, Dunton and Dodge were lined
up for the defendant. Some of the
physicians have been practising for
forty years and the benefit of their ob
servations were given yesterday in the
rebuttal evidence of the plaintiff.
. The trial is expected to consume the
remainder of the week.
A hearing of the divorce suit of
Percy B. McGaffey against Ida Mc-
Gaffey on statutory grounds was held
in Judge Hutton'B court yesterday.
The husband alleged that a child was
born to his wife six months after her
return from an extended visit In the
east. Two days after birth of the in
fant, he declared, she said she did not
know whether he was its father and
he brought proceedings for divorce.
McGaffey said his wife had acknowl
edged indiscretions while on a visit In
Detroit and under the circumstances
he thought he was entitled to a di
The court ordered that Mrs. McGaf
fey be subpoenaed and appear with
the other parties in the suit in his
chambers at 9.30 o'clock Saturday
morning, and said if she desired to
take the stand and tell her side of the
story, he would grant her the oppor
After hearing the testimony of wit
nesses throughout yesterday's session
of court. Justice Summertleld contin
ued until June 1 the caso of H. E.
Kissinger, charged with obtaining
money under false pretenses.
Kissinger was arrested on April 20,
upon complaint of F. L. Weller, who
alleged that he paid Kissinger $500 for
a coffee and tea route which the de
fendant represented would net $25 profit
weekly. Weller claims that the route
•would not net that amount and upon
demanding the return of his money
and being refused, he started civil pro
ceedings and also bad Kissinger ar
rested. Further evidence will be taken
on June 1. The civil case Is still pend-
An action for annulment of her mar
riage to Samuel C. Jerome, alias St.
Paul C. Jerome, was tiled in the su
perior court yesterday by Pauline Jer
ome, formerly Pauline J. Dv Bois, who
alleges that the defendant had a wife
living and undivorced when he married
her in Santa Ana on Jaunary 20. 1909.
The action has been transferred from
Ban Francisco, where the plaintiff re
eldes, to Los Angeles county at the re
quest of the defendant, who lives in
this city.
Articles of Incorporation filed with
the county clerk yesterday were as
Futurity Social club; Isaac W. Mer
riweather, James A. McLaln, Whit
Lovelady, directors.
Johnson Hotblast Oa.s Heater com
pany; capital, $100,000; K. A. Mass,
Fred Stunrt Seeley, W. J. Ilobinson,
Joseph Welsh, directors.
Mutual Homo Building corporation;
capital, $500,000; T. K. Hulme, W. A.
Mclntosh, M. E. Johnson, George S.
Batty, Melville Sheldon, Charles P.
Brown, M. S. Robertson, A. W. Eck
man, George L. Batty, directors.
Bernard 11. Levy, charged with Im
personating an army officer in San
Francisco, will be given a hearing on
the charge next Thursday. He was
brought before United States Commis
sioner W. M. Van Dyke yesterday, but
on request of the federal government
his hearing was continued until next
Thursday. Levy has just completed a
three months' sentence In the county
jail for impersonating an officer In this
Divorce suits filed in the superior
court yesterday were:
Earah I. Kendall vs. Jacob Kendall,
I^eone I. McGuire vs. Frank H. Me-
Gulre, Emma Lawson vs. Charles R.
I>awson, Inez C. McCrabbe vs. Robert
8. McGrabbe, Arthur C. Walter vs.
Pearl Walter.
f »*-»
Prof. Gilbert Kills llailey pronounces
the El Pen(?ugal Hot Springs at Ar
rowhead a world wonder: temperature
202 2-10 degrees. Summer rates now In
SUES FOR $10,000 FOR
Mrs. Ellen Wyatt Demands Big
Sum from Helen K. Lynn
Declaring that Hellen K. Lynn, with
intent to aggrieve and injure her, has
alienated thj affections of her husband,
.Mrs. Ellen Wyatt filed suit in the su
perior court yesterday for $10,000 dam-.
The plaintiff states that she married
Oscar T. Wyatt in Jacksonville, 111.,
on May 22, 18S6, and that they lived
happily together until two years after
their arrival in Sherman, Cal.
Commencing on October 1, 1906, she
alleges that Helen Lynn gained great
control over her husband and met him
frequently in Los Angeles and Santa
Monica. The defendant alienating his
affection for his wife to such an ex
tent that on December 23, 1907, against
the plaintiff's consent and his own
wishes, declares the plaintiff, he left
hor after considerable persuasion on
the part of the defendant.
The plaintiff alleges she has infor
mation that the couple stopped at the
Jasmine rooming house on February 4,
1908, and that for two years prior the
defendant has been in" the habit of
ponding letters to her husband, supply
ing him with money and loaning him
different amounts. She declares she
did not discover whnt was going on
until the fall of 1907.
An notion for $10,000 damages for al
leged trespass was filed in the Superior
court yesterday by M. J. Nolan, Albert
H. Bupi-h and John W. Vaußhn against
Jacob Hem and D. W. Aaron, the
plaintiffs declaring that the latter re
fuse to move 3000 cubic yards of sand
and gravel from their premises.
The property In question is lot 29 on
Broadway, between Tenth and Klev
enth street, and the plaintiffs a Hope
the material was dumped there In May,
1909. They claim that the cost of mov
ing it would mean an outlay of $2500,
and its presence has prevented the use
of the property. They declare they re
quested the defendants to move the
material, but they refused.
Mrs. Delia A. Carithers, widow of
William D. Carithers, who died four
years ago, leaving an estate valued at
$30,000, filed a petition in the probate
court yesterday asking for its distri
bution, June 10 being the date set for
a hearing.
The petitioner, who was named as
executrix in the will, was bequeathed
the entire eatate, with the exception of
a lot and store in Table Grove, 111.,
which was given to Mary Hapley. a
sister. Relatives contested the will for
four years, and the widow finally
reached a settlement with them, the
action being dismissed.
The will of the late Annie Elizabeth
Harmon, who died on May 20. 1910,
leaving an estate valued at $23,000, was
filed for probate in the superior court
yesterday. The estate is willed in
equal shares to the children of the de
cedent, Mrs. Gertrude Cameron, Mrs.
Blanche Boone and Samuel J. Marmon,
after $4000 has been set aside for an
Income for the maintenance of Emma
Jane Marmon, another daughter.
Samuel J. Marmon is named as ex
Laura Antonelli filed civil proceed
ings in Justice Stephens' court yester
day against the Los Angeles Railway
company to secure damages of $295.
Miss Antonelli alleges that while a pas
senger on a Los Angeles railway car
on February 14 last the car collided
with a Pacific Electric car, resulting
in her being bruised and receiving lac
erations of both arms and claiming
that it was the fault of the motorman
of the Los Angeles line, she seeks dam
Edward W. Smith was granted leave
to amend his complaint for a divorce
from Rosa V. Smith on the ground of
cruelty by Judge Hutton yesterday.
The plaintiff alleged that his wife had
frequently "cussed" him and treated
him In a cruel manner, but the form of
his application was not suitable to the
allegations and the court granted him
permission to change certain provisions
of the complaint.
Leo Longley, special examiner for
the United States circuit court, will re
sume the taking of testimony this
morning in the case in which the
United States government is seeking
to open mails on the Kindge estate. At
the request of Attorney Millicken, rep
resenting Mrs. Rindge, a postponement
was taken from yesterday morning un
til this morning.
Charging- Charles W. Bishop with as
saulting and attempting to choke him
Ivan L. Cottle filed suit against Bishop
In the superior court yesterday for
$4025 damages for injuries he alleges he
sustained to his tonsils and for puni
tive damages.
The case of Orlando Altorre, a for
mer Los Angeles postofTice clerk,
charged with perjury, was continued
In the United States district court yes
terday until this morning, owing to
the illness of one of the attorneys for
the defense.
Allan Falconer, a printer, filed vol
untary proceedings in bankruptcy yes
terday with the clerk of the United
States district court. He gave his lia
bilities at $59ri0.54, with no assets.
Edith A. Mallard was granted an in
terlocutory decree of divorce from
Thomas A. Mallard by Judge Monroe
of the superior court yesterday morn
The physicians on the health board
do not want drvctorp to exceed the
speed limits -vviit'n responding to emer
) calls, and yesterday this board
refused to recommend to the city
council that the ordinance be amended
to give physicians special privileges
In this respect.
Dr. a. i). Houghton appeared before
til" board and said that under the
former speed ordinance physicians
were provided ■with buttons that they
presented when arrested for speeding
and were released by the arresting
Municipal Affairs
Wants 2 Captains, 2 Lieutenants,
2 Engineers and 40 Fire
men Added to Force
Two captains, two lieutenants, two
engineers and forty firemen are wanted
by the fire department, and the com
mission yesterday asked the council to
amend the salary ordinance of the de
partment to provide for these addi
tional employes.
The captains, lieutenants, engineers
and some of the firemen are wanted at
once for the two new engine houses
that will be ready for use July 1.
These are at Fifth street and Maple
avenue and Second and Hewitt streets.
Both of these are large houses and pro
tect important business districts.
Not all the forty firemen will be
needed at once, but they will be re
quired as soon as other engine houses
are in course of construction or con
templated. Several engine houses are
working short handed now, and all the
extra men can be used within six
The fire commission will recommend
to the city council that four different
brands pt fire hose be purchased for
use by the lire department. Of the
bids submitted to the council the com
mission has selected 6000 feet of Overall,
200Q feet "f A No. l" multiple, 2000 feet
of Baker fabric and 200 feet of Para
gon. The Multiple costs 90 cents a
foot and the other three $1.
Pri-sent a bill to the Pacific Electric
railway and prosecute the motorman,
were the orders issued yesterday by 1
the fire commission when the. matter j
of a Pacific Elec-tru' car running over
a fire hose was presented to it.
Capt. Bryden of engine company No.
21 notified the commission yesterday
that while his company was fighting- a
fire at Long Beach avenue and Filty
fifth street, on the night of May 21, a
Long Beach car ran over the hose
stretched across the track and cut it in
two while it was being used in fighting
the fire.
Investigation showed the accident
could have been avoided, and the com
mission wants the Pacific Electric to
pay for the hose, and the motorman
who ran over it punished by law.
Bibulous citizens groping their way
home in the dark of the moon are
warned not to disturb the peace of the
neighborhood when they bump into a
ghastly white object crouching on the
street corner. It won't be a ghost. It
will be only the old familiar fire plug
in a new coat of paint.
The fire plugs now are decked in
modest green, but it is difficult to see
them at night, so the fire commission
Wednesday night ■ suggested that red
would b« a good color and greater bril
liance would be of assistance to the
police as well as the fire department.
But red did not appeal to the fancy of
Chief Eley and he asked that the color
be white. The commission accepted his
suggestion. _
In order to get data on which to base
an intelligent report to the council for
fixing dockage rates at San Pedro, the
harbor commission yesterday asked the
council to appropriate $100 to pay the
expenses of a special representative to
San Francisco. The matter was re
ferred to the finance committee.
Arrowhead Hot Springs
See the hottest known spring, El
Pengugal, 202 2-10 degrees. Summer
hotel rates now in force.
FTHt HARK or oewcßomei
= .4INCI 1900 B=*
Men's Suits
At $15, $18
and $20
New goods are constantly com
ing in, adding strength to our
variety and values ;in Men's
Suits at these prices.
Here are smart Blue Serges
and handsome mixtures in both
light and dark shades— pro
duced by makers of reputation
—the perfectly tailored, well
made, serviceable clothes you
want for Summer wear.
No values in town to compare
with these. Even if you want a
handsome black suit, we have it
for you at thesa prices. Sizes
for every build of man.
New styles are also just here
in Norfolk Suits, most attractive
In style, colorings and value.
See them.
Store Cloned All Day Monday,
Memorial Day.
Out/lttera for
Men. Wimen. Boy* °«* OMs
487-439 441 443 sooth APftlna,
1 • [jlADr^ nrPADTMniT.SinDFWF.STfIFfHirACO| =====
h^J\^4VU%J^k^aAW Picturesque Arabian cloth in colorinfia
Late styles in lace neckwear to be worn W ■ ■^b!^'* m JM VW W *&X^^ y nnd doslgns that so much resemble the
with laundered collars. Real hand-made I W W il more expensive draperies. For the bun-
Irish crochet rabau, double tabs^xtra V^J^^^;^^ 7 Tn rrT<> fh^placetevo'rCma^rial.^r!
length. Delicate as you could wish, and BROADWAY LWrflH OC HILL IKL LlO tl.stic and reasonable In price. IQp
for which you nearly always pay CAp I * ' , „ 1 .'I see this today at, per yard ■*■ ■* .V.._>
$1. Today at only *J\t\, ———_-__-—-—-—--—————-——-—---——--—-—————- ■;:.-:■' ■ . 1
IWe Want to Sell Goods, But—That Isn't All We Want! I
4ooiin<r ihnt *v the retult of havine bought the best goods at the fairest prices. It is sucn
bTsSlfoJbusiness-on them W e havelmUta ¥*™%™f ™£
velous success. Just absolute fairness and courtesy; these are the twin foundations of an
enterprise that has steadily grown for thirty years. . I
Linene Skirts Each $9.00 Memorial Day Flags!
Sipf gf ,0 the newest P ,a«ed n,od- U== «|^f^ f S^cS t£ »,£S S^TS
while others have touches of Persian trimming around me p rinted Muslin Flags, on staff 5c dozen to, each 50c
bottom. Come in white only. Every woman who wants a c Bunting Flags, on staff 10c each to $1.25
separate skirt should see these today. Are exceptional values. siU Fl ags, on staff each lOc to $1.25
II ft ■!,. M Fa M _v...A^M H^ W I\fl Cotton Bunting Flags, unmounted, each ;:...'.... 45c to $4.95
New Sailor Dresses 3> k.bd u-s-standard w°°' Bunting Flags> each 98c tos29 - 95
In sizes for misses and small women. Come in \J ————— _•■ Extra large size hair lets of real human A~ _
solid colors of tan, light blue and cadet blue; also tlOir hair. Put up In celluloid case. Sanitary|and /hp
white and black-and-white and blue-and-whlte _ .',, ;. \7r,/o clean. Special today at the Big White Store Z,UU
checks The checked models trimmed with plain white. Made in one- i'6W —i —- —■
piece style with good, wide skirt parts. See these! I , > — ; —— \ [
rr Black and white checks and gray with a. >A SQIIII I II Hi Q\M IFTO X O*l
%™' s flfiu^Cnr O rH^%s $ ,30 Jdulliy licW ORIIIo ipKiSJ
Dresses materlal3 „.,.„.,. ; ... 1 Models for Continuous Wear U=
Persian Trimmings Madeira Handkchfs. T t bi^S°Sioeiy lwiSi lany waist, 1 and «o we have ordered them in vast
.11 a „„, vino ]n . vn nandke-chiefs with numbers. These that came in a few days ago are beauties. Of fine ma-,
The most popular of all-and scarce Flnel h _" awes w"™ terlnls and perfectly made. You'll like the styles, for they show some of
at that in most stores We show spoke ( stitched _ 1 hems. Genuine the latest ideas in cut and trimminp. gome black voiles were among them
dozens of pieces for today's selling Madeira .e. mbrold n e^, Hor c°rne, r n -voiles of the good wiry quality that will hold the luster and look new
-gulmpe style trimmings and Also• SJadelra the cmbro'dered In- voiles « tne * f u^o some eh panamas . Choice of either style
Pernyard r .! .^"". 20C "o lay ma supply ... 12^C today at one and the same price.
■ ■''' , „_"♦».- «»,» nrlro r^ian only The day of the low shoe is here and the wearing of the short walk-
This piano department offers pianos on thei one price plan only. ing skirts calls for pretty footwear. Never has such high perfection
The same price to all-cash and time payments If *£" * no™![ been reached in moderate-priced shoes as you will find in this won
needs a piano, don't neglect your ■ interests. Instigate our derful display at *3. Every late style and leather is included. But
planos-our prices-our N Dm r E ßep hlANbs the celebrated *»»>• p strap-short vamp, high arch-heels to suit!
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Friday in The Basement Store
Basement Store specials are always worth while—Friday they quite eclipse all former records and set an
entirely new standard for the sale of goods reduced in price, but not in quality! These items are the ad
vance guard of an invincible army of remarkable bargains. Inspect them closely! Savings possible are
extraordinary. Take advantage! ,
Crepe Kimonos Children's Dresses i _ I Curtain Rods Embroideries
2 the a^ Ogr taw^: c flrn e af.The'b^r,: CfiildrprTs ■? r^bo^pTe'tf'witV 0 tr^«rcs!
a^ S'£&£ They fit 0-^l^^^ VjUllUl Cll O Kin
ular $175 A 1 Q sizes l £ 79C P n|T|nQ fore today /q match A rare 5c
,kind.* Special $1-19 value 7 C PllfnnQ opportunity, yard.. 3 C
Glass Salt Shakers, large size each .5c % Ulll|iS A Great Remnant DaY
Opal Night Lamp, very convenient.... 10c Patent ankle strap pumps . every . _ '^O.
Large Celery Trays, neat design 10c igyg--^ v-«« that d wu, m Jfe B aSemen t <§t()re
7-Inch"Glass Nappy, very pretty iuc goles round toes and fit well. _
Xt ,c. aT ,1 , n mnirtc 2Sc come in and compare the qual- And now for the second Friday remnant
No. 1 Stand Lamp, complete '"' 1. ity with these prices: . . sale of cotton goods, in the Basement Store !
4-inch Footed Ice Cream Saucers, doz. . .5.1 . zes 5tQ g 00 Great as was the first, the second must be
5-in. Punch Cups, attractive shape, doz., 75c Sizes 84 to 11.. $1.15 greater. There are more remnants and a
4-inch Square Nappy, unusual design... 10c , ' ' * * " " sl ' 4s wider variety. They come in better lengths,
Pressed Glass* Water Tumblers, doz.. .30c * 2 I and the prices, in many instances, have been
r-, , , fir- /-m a*',t,*,t mpVi ■ 15c ' lowered another riotch. For more conveni-
Etched Wine Glasses, dainty, each 15c cnt choosing we have arranged them on '
Etched Cocktail Glasses, each sc . i^»« c four different tables at four prices, as fol
1-pt. Plain Water, kitchen, each 15c V|llrQ f NiILTQ ' lows:
Salts and Peppers, silver-plated .5c OlliVO . kllllVO . Tabh Apron ag^\j^^- ar J^l^ Ifl
Crossbar Batiste, good grade, white only, p Q . ( | _-. One ana whjt. f?.^:.^. 0..^.?...^ $[,
yard • J7t IU «pl i 11/^ T/,».ro«'™«» prints, »tripea outing, """At
Unbleached Sheeting, extra .~ ... IVI iaDie Peni B in K ham, im™ nmsh suiting,UJLh
JO men unuicav.. v 6 , lllialltlPQ %J S\J 7 ll)n white or brown mu.lln; 12He values. T\ iI"
heavy, yard • '.'".', vuailllca * • • IWO on sale today U4U !
■^fi-inch Bleached Muslin, serviceable ./ Tl^,hl l n Shirting Madras, mercerized pongee, |% 1
50-incn oicdi-iicu , / These silks are remnants that I able flßur< batiste, mercerized foulard, IJ«Lfl|
quality, in this special saie, yam, °1 J^ come n useful lengths, of many Th*-f>o English poplin; IBe values. On »au>n~rl
Knp-lish Madras, bright, silky finish, yd., 19C styles and colors. An extraor- ■*■ ftrCK today w«u
i; i- t. t «r.,r,-WVi «1 in holt yard lOC dinary opportunity to buy want- Tr,Ul o Fine Madran shirting, cheviot suit- m.
English LongClOth, *1.10 DOlt, yara »">• p(j weav ' ps at a small part of laOie ins , English repp, colored linen. If)
32-inch Sheer Persian Lawn, yard 10c their original prices. Four Saw* f'.\™!°:.^.™!"":..??..™.° 11U
Women's Vests Golf Shirts Plain and Fancy Taffeta Ribbons / Boys' Pants /
Bibbed; soft finish and For men . correct in cut, Brocaded MeSSaline • A spee|al , ot at a pecla i In that soft, durable shade
very elastic; low neck. , nape and quality One of Colored Pongee price. Taffetas and satins. of brown corduroy. Knlck
n" To"v\".i UnSerpr,c C.d lefor the best .1 shirts on the Check Louisine ™?" T\ S?p'p~i.t'!.? IIw:tc 1!? IIUr t|r.l
™-; 7}^C SSJi:p.ciS:"™' Ilt..59C Figured Foulard «ju* Exceptional 3c «d^«-^ $1.29
25c Razor Strops, Horsehide, 10c I Ciy"t*l ° I Shaving Brushes, Special 15c
~"ZT i Collars Waists .|_ _ 7" 71 I
Boys Pants wm^ sss: Undermuslms
•/ Thursday. Nicely fitting waist at . a< /\/\ tt *
$1 and $1.50 Values S§s Hr:"^' 75c and $1.00 Values
r'lnwoc .p.c.i ........ Gowns, lons skirts, corset covers, drawers and
Straight knees. All neat patterns, and— VjIOVCS combinations, all made of cambric muslin and
will not rip. Reduced from Jl and $1.50 because Plain black or SailOrS tastefully trimmed with tucks, lace and em.
they are cut with straight knees. This is a jSveV" Vciasp. Knox style; black, broidery. All sizes. For variety and values we
great opportunity to buy good garments for double tipped white or .burnt be u eve thin offering to be unequaled. It simply
little money. Sizes 14 to 17. „ - 'appreciate brim?. Be. them; cannot be surpassed! You cannot 40.
1 „ ._ _ , 25C tnl» underpriced they are extra »pc- afford to make them for .y. ,-**OC
Today, in the Boys' Section, pair M*>\* ltem „- ciai; lt.il ZQr anor" ■ --
I I pair .O7L. value today... "'• I '
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