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News of the Courts LECTURE ON JEALOUSY DELIVERED BY COURT Judge Tells Husband Accusing Wife of Infidelity of the Rights of Women Judge Church of Fresno, sitting in department four of the Los Angeles superior court, yesterday delivered to John W. Wickland, who accused his wife, M. Blanche Wickland, of Infidel ity, while she charged him with cru elty, a lecture of unusual severity for being jealous of his wife. The jurist heard their allegations pro and con, and listened to disputes over the disposition of their property, which is valued at $10,000 and alleged to be heavily encumbered. After announc ing that he ■■ uld take the case under advisement and decide who should have the divorce, Judge Church turned to the husband. After expressing regret that such a case had come before him, and declar ing that so far as he could .see both plaintiff and defendant possess admir able traits, he said that obviously the husband had been neglectful of the duty he owed his wife and of the rights and privileges lie should have recognized as hers. Continuing, he said: "What I would like to do with this oase, if I could do it and if I had my ■way about it, would be to send these parties out of court and send this de fendant to his home to do his duty and never intimate a suspicion of tho •wife of his bosom and the mother of his children; never think of charging her, by inuendo or in any other way. with improper relations with a com mon workman on his farm, or with a boy. "It used to be that a woman was only a slave and regarded as such, a slave to minister to the selfish wants nnd desires of some brute of a man. That used to be the idea. We are petting away from that a little. I hope we are going to take the view that men and women are equals, with equal rights, that one cannot demand of the other something. "If I want affection T make myself worthy of affection, and I win it. If I cannot get it that way I go without it, for I know I cannot get it in any other way. There are few women that do not respond to that kind of treat ment liberally, more than liberally. I do not say there are not some that do not. but they are few. "There has nothing been shown in this case, not even the semblance of anything, detrimental to this lady, nnd the only things that have been shown are the unfortunate things to which I have referred to the contrary. "I have no words too strong, I admit It, to condemn mere suspicion and act ing upon it. No words too strong to condemn the want of the treatment of the wife as an equal, with the same rights, that the man has—no less and no more —knowing that a good woman, n good wife, will not do anything will ingly to hurt the feelings of a hus band, and a good man should do noth ing to hurt the feelings of his wife. "Now I shall take the case under consideration before disposing of it. I could nnt do less than to express tho feeling" T have after the case has been presented to me ns this one has. The c.iso is submitted." INSPECTOR FILES ANSWER TO SUIT OF HACKDRIVER $7000 Said to Be Too Much for Five Minutes' Arrest An answer to the suit for $7000 dam ages recently instituted by D. F. Ho wn, a hackdrlver, against Harry L. Varey, city police license inspector, was filed in the superior court yesterday in behalf of the defendant by John W. Shenk. city attorney. Hogan claimed that he was falsely arrested and imprisoned by Varey on the ground that he was violating 1 the city ordinance which provided for the painting of numbers upon carriages. Hogan claimed that the measure had been repealed ami not re-enacted in the new tax and license ordinance. In. answer to the suit, it is admitted that the measure is not in force, but it js alleged that Hogan was held at the police station only five minutes while the city prosecuting attorneys investi gated the status of the ordinance. The defendant nsks that the plaintiff have nothing hut that he (Varey) he awarded the costs of the Bult, it being alleged that Hogan lias no claim to damages in the circumstances, MRS. ELIZA F. LETTELIER LEAVES $27,000 ESTATE Miss Pearl E. Lettelier y( sterday filed in the probate department of tl. ir ' ourt ;i | i titlon Cor thi pro bate of the v.ili of hei mother, Mrs, Eliza F. Lettelier, jvho died in this city October 1"', leaving an estate valued at 11 and con tii oi realtj In i .o: Angeles and Santa Monica and per sonal property rated at (15,000. The c ntlre esi Le I di i sed to the daughter, who is named executrix without bonds. DIVORCE SUITS FILED Suits for djvoorce Bled lay In uperior i ourl were tli i llan <:. Parnsworth again .i Farneworth, Alice M. Sturdi against S. F. Sturdovant, Pearl Mathewa against Charli Mablr Harter again I Clarence J, Har ter ai '1 .Mary A, Hlggina against Floyd J I. Hlgglns. Fads for Weak Women Nine-tenths of all the sickness of women is due to some derangement or dis ease of the organs distinctly feminine. Such sickness can be cured—is cured every day by Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescription It Makes Weak Women Strong, Sick Women We//. It acts directly on the organs affected and is at the same time a general restora tive tonic for the whole system. It cures female complaint right in the privacy of home. It makes unnecessary the disagreeable questioning, examinations and local treatment so universally insisted upon by doctors, and so abhorrent to every modest woman. We (•hall not particularize here as to the symptoms of jj&& those peculiar affections incident to women, but those '.*•''*s wanting full information as to their symptoms and ■ •i^*K means of positive cure are referred to the People's Com- -, A>?*»&^a nion Sense Medical Adviser— looB pages, newly revised V l'-VrfVfs? «$\ and up-to-date Edition, sent free on receipt of 21 one- \U3&nlJc'il 'wvQi cent stamps to rover cost of mailing only; or, in cloth P**t'M"',*l_^ binding for M M.imps. mmw/M Address Dr. R. V. Pierce. Buffalo, N. Y. *mSSSSdW WOMAN IS GRANTED NEW TRIAL TO RECOVER HOME Claims Young Man Cajoled Her Into Deeding Him Property Judge Monroe of the superior court yesterday granted a new trial in the case of Mrs. .Mary Covert. 71 years old, against Stacy Lamb, a young man who a year ago won a suit by which the woman had sought to recover from him h"r home, valued at $7500, which she alleged he cajoled her into dee ling to him. Affidavits were presented to Judge Monroe, to the effects that the plaintiff was in a weak and worn condition at the time of ti" 1 trial last year by rea son of her having been in constant at- j tendance [or weeks at the bedside of her sick mother, and therefore could i not presi (it as good a case as she now thinks she will be able to do. Mrs. Covert declares that Lamb called her "mother" and applied many other endearing terms to her until he persuaded her to deed him her home, for which lie gave her, she avers, only worthless stc k. AVERS HUSBAND SAID HE WANTED TO BE WICKED "My New Tear's resolution and wish is to be just as wicked as I can." That, according to Jessie li. Mock of Glendale, who yesterday obtained a divorce from George B. Mock, because of his cruelty, was his greeting to her January 1, 1910. He lived up to his res olution, Mrs. Mock told Judge Church of Fresno, who, sitting in department four of the Los Angeles superior court, gave the decree, by knocking his 17 --year-old daughter down the following day and kicking her into a state of in sensibility. Other cruelties charged to him were driving his wife out of the house when she was sick, locking her out of the house at nights, constantly telling his children to "shut up," calling his wife vile names, declaring that he had a younger sweetheart, sending his wife pictures of himself taken with other women, and finally packing his clothes and leaving her and his children May 31 of this year. Judge Church also cave a divorce to Onetta Ellis from Alfred Ellis, who de serted her. AVERS CHECKS WRONGFULLY CASHED; SUES FOR $1306.80 The trial of the case of C. M. Parent, assignee of the Heinn company, against the Farmers and Merchants bank, to recover $1306.50 on checks which, it is alleged, were wrongfully cashed, was begun yesterday before Judge Conrey of the superior court. Parent claims that George Rice & Pons, a corporation, February Z9. lfins. drew a cheek upon its deposit in the bank for $1131.80. The cheek was given to A. J. Heinn for the Heinn company. It is declared that the defendant ac- Ci pted the check and certified it to be good. Then, it is asserted, the institu tion, two days later, cashed the check when it was presented with the in dorsement "The Heinn Company, by A. J. Heinn." It is nUrged that the indorsement was without authority, and that the Heinn company never received the pro ceeds of the check. Two other checks, one for $75 and the other for $100, were similarly treated, it is asserted, and the bank refuses to pay again. HUSBAND FAILS TO APPEAR; DIVORCE SECURED BY WIFE Charles I. Shepnrd, who filed a suit for divorce against Emma J. Shepard, whom he accused of infidelity, failed to appear at the trial yesterday when the suit was called before Judge Church of Fresno, sitting in depart ment four of the Loa Angeles tribunal, and a decree was given to the woman, who proved that her husband had been cruel to her. Shepard had accused her in the com pl lint frequenting a cellar res taurant ana cafe at .Main arid Winston streets; of slapping his face; of wish ing he would leave and other vicious actions. Mrs. Shepard denied all of his alie ns and declared that he had failed to provide for her and had fre tjuently asked her to obtain a divorce from him. DIVORCE REFUSED COUPLE WHO BOTH PLEAD CRUELTY Judge Coveri of Hanford, who is sit ting in ounty superior court, heard the contested divorce ac tlon of Charles Edwin Reeves against Mydia Maude Reeves, both of whom charged cruelty, denied a decree to either. They therefore are in the same ii they w.'ie when they took irt. i if cannot have a divorce and i lie \\ Ife is denied rate maintenance and the custody of tin-ir son, 13 y< a i s old The troubles of the (■■Mir!" have oc curred In England, S"iit]| Africa, New ilia, tli" United State mill other countries, tht wife having followed the husband about when he I'll Now Zealand, where they made ' omn for awhile and took the boy with him. WANTS STEPFATHER'S NAME John Frederick Ronoux, 28 years nid, yesterday Bled In the superior court a petition for permission to change his name to John Frederick Rich Hi.-; rcat-on fur this la that his father died ' when hi was 3 years old and that his I mother then married William Richard, Since thin hi ha* been known as Richard and not Renoux, and he pre fers the former name and wants to be legally known us such. LOS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 27, 1010. SCENIC ARTIST IMBIBES FREELY; SENT TO PATTON Painter Tells Lunacy Board He Draws Line at Water Paul Mellon, a scenic artist, who as serts that he has a reputation lor fine work in the east, was committed to the asylum for tho insane at Patton yesterday after being accorded a hear ing before Judge Rordweil, sitting with the lunacy commission. Mellon lias boen in Los Angeles sev eral weeks, making his resilience at the Pisgah home. He says his people live at Mount Vernon, N. V., and gave him money to come here for his health. Whenever a remittance reached him he used it to buy liquor. His arrest on an insanity charge finally resulted. While before the commission Mellon, who is 47 years old. gave a fairly good account of himself, but inter rupted it occasionally with fits of sil liness. In one of the latter he told of falling from a scaffold, while paint ing, and breaking both arms and both legs. Questioned regarding his liking for liquor, Mellon said he drew the lino only at water. ATTORNEY MUST REFUND $500 TO FORMER CLIENT Jury in Superior Court Decides Lawyer's Charges Exorbitant A jury in Judge MeCormick's depart ment of the superior court yesterday decided that Frank W. Burnett, an at torney, must refund J. S. Johnston, a former client, $500 of the $566.59 for which Johnston brought suit. Johnston told the court that several years ago he employed Burnett to col lect for him three notes for $2000 each, making a total of $6WO. In the su perior court, where Burnett brought suit, a judgment for the full amount was obtained in about forty minutes. Then the validity of the notes was attacked, a new trial was granted and the case finally was taken to the su preme court, where the judgment of the lower court was confirmed. By that time, taking the interest into con sideration, the amount due Johns >n was $7200. Of this amount, according to Johnston, Burnett kept $1176.. ri9 for his fees. Johnston, claiming that Burnett had agTeed to take the case for $310, immediately filed suit for the difference, $566.59. The jury gave Johnson judg ment for $500. STOOD IN WATER WAIST DEEP. SAYS WOMAN; SUES School Teacher Seeks $15-500 from Santa Fe Railway Alleging that she stood for three hours in water up to her waist, after a train on which she had been riding had been derailed, Miss Alice M. Gil liland testified yesterday in the Unit ed States circuit court, in the suit for $15,500 damages she brought against the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Rail road company. Miss Gilliland claims that as a result of the hardships un dergone she has been unable to con tinue her work as a school teacher. The complaint further alleges that the tracks of the company at that point were in an unsafe condition and that as the weight of the train on which she was riding bore down on them the rails spread, derailing the train. Miss Gilliland testified she was thrown from her seat and severely injured and declares her medical bill so far has been $500. The case was con tinued until today. The woman came from New York to testify. The accident took place in Kansas on July 7, 1909. ACCUSED FORGER FACES CIVIL ACTION FOR LOAN Charges Borrower with Giving Fraudulent Security Victor C. Henry, now in the county jail on charges of swindling, forgery and obtaining money under false pre tenses, with bonds aggregating $27,500, was made tin 1 defendant In another civil action which was filed in the superior court yesterday. The plaintiff, D. W. Slbeck of 2923 South Olive street, declares that he I Henry $2500, the money being secured by a trust deed upon a lot in the Abbot Klnney tract that ho has discovered Henry does not own. The loan was i fleeted September 17, and tii" note which Henry gave, with the promise that he would pay $3000 for the loan of $2500, was to run for four months. Sibeek now is suing for with interest at 7 per cent Hlnce he loam d It. PLAINTIFF ASKS RETURN OF $400, ASSERTING FRAUD Alleging Fraud, Harry Nlkandros yes terday filed In the superior court a suit apajnst Tom Pappapetroß, whom he is Becking to recover $-100. ndrosj alleges that Pappapi troa Induced him to buy a half Interest In a lodgin at 211 Sunset boulevard and then persuaded hlrn to trade the half lntere i for stock in the Mara thon chili, at 322% North Main street He asserts the stock is worthless and the chih only a place which the police are continually watching to prevent gambling and other law breaking. FILES SUIT AGAINST BANK Frank 11. Gardiner yesterday filed In the superior court a suit for $50,000 and Inti i t. j. o. Royer, one of tin 1 shareholders In the California Safe i >epoi 11 1 Trusi company of San Francisco, which failed October .30, 1907. Gardiner lias claims of his own and In addition has beep made the assignee of other creditors. CHICAGO LIVE STOCK CHIi ' I Pts es ttmated at 24,000; market Heady, shade off; beeves, 14.50Q7.50; Tezaa uteers, $3.:;j :u o.oi>; western steers, firstname.lastname@example.org; i and feeders, M®5.60; cows und helfors, Jl'.2or<i:(i.2D; calves, (T.ZSfI U Ogs —Hecelpts estimated at 13,000; mar kPt slow, mostly 10c lower than \PKtr-r --day; litrht. 18.50(39.05: mixed, *S@'J.O3; heavy, 7.75 S.SS; rough, $7.75ft)7.U&; Rood to choice heavy, 17.t5(j 8.85; pigs," $B.lo® S.SO; bulk or sales, $email@example.com. Klieep—Receipts estimated at 40,000; mar ket steady; native, |firstname.lastname@example.org; western, $4 W4.35; yenrlltißß, |4.50«5.60; lambs, native, $4.75_■ 7; western, Jo@7. I Dr. Lyon's PERFECT Tooth Powder is packed in a dust-tight metal box, with patent measuring, tube, which is both safe and convenient for tourists. Municipal Affairs YEAR'S LEAVE IS GIVEN TWO OF CITY'S EMPLOYES Board of Public Works Takes Ac tion to Assist Clerk in Win ning Back Health Homer Kennedy, secretary to the inspector of public works, and An drew Larson, assistant assessment clerk, were each given a year's leave of absence yesterday by the board of public works. Kennedy will go into the contracting business with his brother, who does much city improvement work, iur the year of his absence, and if he is suc cessful will not return to the street department. Kennedy is anxious to get out in the open to improve his health. The secretary has been in the street department six years. Larson will be appointed to Ken nedy's place. Both are civil service employes and by granting them leaves of absence for a year they are able to hold their civil service positions. Should Mr. Kennedy wish to return to the service he can be reinstated by the board of public works at any time within the year by the simple process of cancelling his leave of absence. The same is true of Mr. Larson. WATER BOARD ASKS RIGHT TO DISPOSE OF RESERVOIR The water board has asked the council to adopt an ordinance (jiving it the right to sell the land owned by the. water department, known as "reservoir No. 5," at Mission road and North Broadway. This reservoir has not been used for eight years and as it has been cut in two by the open ing of .Mission road it is no longer of value for reservoir purposes. The Jand has been assessed $650 for the paving of North Broadway and $1013 for opening Mission road. With accrued penalties the total assessment against the land is now $1867 and the water department does not feel like paying this amount. BOARD URGES THE NEED OF MUNICIPAL LIBRARY In Its first annual report, which has just come from the hands of the printers, the board of public utilities states that one of its most urgent needs is a municipal library. In response to this statement, Purd B. Wright, city librarian, says the Los Angeles public library has one of the best municipal departments that he knows of anywhere, and that this fact is not as generally known as It should be. MOTHER SEEKS MISSING SON If George Kluesen, formerly of Cin cinnati, is'in Los Angeles, he Is mis« lng part of an estate that is waiting for him in his home city. His mother yesterday nrote to Mayor Alexandria, asking him to try to locate her son so the estate could be settled. The mayor has turned the matter over to the police department. THIS NEW 1911 Packard Limousine Now on Exhibition in Our Store Is to Be Given Away at DESMOND'S Corner Third and Spring Streets, Douglas Building Call and Tell Us Where You Wish It Sent! | REZNOR HEATERS -.-_...--.- • ' _ _ _'.._ ' " —^^ ' °R'mSlirA^ Kll i^oi.« badrricod r m' \ Bomx4^*ir^RacADtvxrax. 4m. LajAMaaJS* l/ hpß,n >-"« '■••'* $4. >«. to. . i Tnursaay. B;est Grade 50c Blue* Black and Red Drawers QQ^ Beaver Hats $ cv-9'B q+ ... "^-^ •^V' Strongest for Children* >%J " , has been decided as the price for this line, al- A better grade of cambric than yOU though many think that it should be marked not mic^ht expect even at COC. Wide ruffles a cent less than $5. Buy buying them under the , c j v a™ r ,r-. 1 tn/-I^o full prestige of the Broadway, our price was low made of deep embroidery and tucks, cst> nd we are giving you the benefit. or dainty lace insertions and edging. The very latest shapes which promise to be We rejoice in being able to present this best^ for winter Trimmed with fine silk ribbon. we itjuitt 111^,^ r A.v You 11 appreciate this price of $3.98 when you value today. In every way me gar- see these clever beaver hats. Center Room, Sec ments are well made. Today 39c . ond Floor. Women Com- . y^^^^Misses Tailored hination Suits Jmta Swts $ 1000 "T^Y>\r»nf\ J_flß_^^^9_l_B _^He^ s'^'s^' If you wcro to Rro those garments lJ\*ir*of\ 3BmHLo^^Qs^ lf you were to are these garments ■*• * /V^fc-l* JKL wfr^ jt&A. marked $12.45, as snma of them are _*a| jsJ._____s. ■ worth, you would consider them ordl- JL ■■'&s£? i/*JOp^ m nary lines- But with them at $10.00, tT» "_( / M^^r _j|M?\t^~V!w^'^> special Interest is due. Made In popu _yk ■ A W J/my"' '"^"ln iK liir coat lpnth > trimmed with fancy %Ur JL " // *»» Mf'A 6? 'T jji#pr buttons; some have velvet collars and • /! *//■//■ \^m $, , r*s W^fr^ cuffs. Colors are tan, blue, black and Either corset cover and drawer ///mMK f^^. aV^^ Sr<iy" ;or corset cover and skirt com- Jf^'-CT?; Infants' Red Coat binations. The minute you'// ; '/iWUfSf 'W^^^-^'i/ii< O v. T» • J pick them up you will notice I'j/M. .m%fe&s ■ Sweaters Priced .their, attractive style, then ex- H IfWi H' 69C amine their workmanship. '///// -^1%, : s A . / * ' Tr-\ m wirh pmhrniHerv or / I i lii^'X ' 'J* Cute little red sweater coats with peart Trimmed with embroidery or / / i^ t jf buttons, in sizes up to 4 years. Center lace beading and ribbon —$1.00 \[ / . Room, Second Floor. •■■.-V-'V 1 ' Silkoline Comforts—Sateen Borders, $2.50 and $2.95 Between these two prices we feel certain that we can fill your every comfort need. We feel certain that we can convince you that we are offering the best line in the. city at these prices. There is a great deal of distance between ordirtary comforts and the excellent quality we are offering at $2.50 and $2.95. Made of good grade silkoline and bordered with sateen. — , , . , lV.V_t,^_ ,jl. -* it n CURTAIN NETS lOe Our Matting g:SO to 9:30 _ 201 . Abie oil- -J\.nCnen x a* -i o v Fancy bungalow nets In stock a* 12Mtc—In white only. Tables • • *** ■*• ===> fuU *-lnoh -^WUi. R«d. OtOCK Llmlt o , 12 yaraa to a cus- ■*• uwes • • ~ green, white and Arabian A brief l!.t wh.ch mclude. '°™- I ' 22x4 0-lnch kitchen tables. color^ . I^rl, »c ' excellent grades at 15c to Regularly $1.95. Today »1.50. 30c yard. Single d* r* 9 5 MTBI..IN CURTAINS 40c 1-aiicy China Matllnc We, _. », A , 1 60c and 65c grades, ruffled • Me and 30c. JUiinKetS W—™ „..,-,, Rpirrnr »s rolls curtains. Plain with tuck n?aencle- aTcr?3c SPSS Pos.t.vely all woo!. _ p.a.d o^cy 1 -d •' fancy .Hover ef Plain Jananese MatUngs effects. Various colors. Sin- 100 yard. Limit of 25 yds. fects. Priced special at MO, 250 and 30c. gle blankets, 72x84. __ ■ «c- CITY SHOWS WILLINGNESS TO RAISE ENGINEER CREW Supply Committee Exhibits De sire to Appoint More Men Tho supply committee yesterday ac knowledged its -willingness to provide more help for the engineer's depart ment, in response to an appeal from the Los Angeles Really board, but the additional help cannot be giant ed because there is no place for ad ditional men. Not until the city hall annex is built can the engineer's force be in creased, but a half promise was given that It would be as soon as more room wns available. Every inch of space in the engineer's department is oc cupied and the supply committee will recommend to the council Tues day that a partition In the flepart ment be knocked out so as to provide a few Inches more. Street improvement work is closgea in the engineer's office because of the lack of help and space. The council is willing to provide more help as the engineer's department is almost en- tirely supported by fePS for street Improvement work and the mora im provements that go through the office the more the fees. MAYOR LEAVES SATURDAY FOR TRIP ALONG AQUEDUCT Mayor Alexander will leave Satur day with William Mulholland and W. D. Stephens for a trip along the line of the aqueduct. The mayor will be away a week and during his abaance his place will be occupied by Judge Lusk, president of the city council and mayor pro tern. The chamber of commerce excur sion will leave the same day and the two parties will be close together most of the time. LAND OFFICE IS UPHELD The general offices at Washington has affirmed a decision of the Lo» An geles land office, made December 16, 1908, denying Benjamin F. Herndon the preference right of entry to a cer tain desert land entry in the Imperial valley. Ten can bur It. p«rnap» at many place*, bo* there's °n» WEST pUu» to buy It-and th»» plac* luivertisf*. BURBANK HALL BANQUET TO HONOR MIKADO'S BIRTHDAY The greatest of Japanese holidays will be observed by the local Japanese population on November 3, In celebra tion of the mikado'u birthday. The feature of the celebration will be the banquet in Burbank hall, 542 South Main street, at 10:30 o'clock. Follow ing the after dinner talks the em peror's proclamation on education will be read. According to T. Kamuro, in whose charge the celebration will be carried out, the entertainment will not be so extensive as in previous years. Owing to the approaching time for the enter tainment here of the crews from tho imperial training ships, and for which much money must be expended, less will be used in celebration of the em peror's birth. _ AGED SOLDIER BURIED A. R. Earl, for many years a deputy county clerk, died Tuesday night at the Soldiers' home. The body was buried in the cemetery at, that insti tution at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Several attaches of the clerk's office attended the funeral.