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'FORTUNE HUNTER' PRIZES AWARDED Committee Picks Winners of Her ! aid Contest from More Than 600 Contributions WIDE INTEREST IS SHOWN Essays Received from San Jose to San Diego and the Coast to Arizona WINNING ESSAYISTS OF "THE FOR TUNE HI'NTKK" CONTEST . First —Mabel A. Bummers, 1888 Seventh avenue, Los Angeles. Second —Myra Minn, MSI Kansas avenue, Los Angeles. , Tiilrd prize—Lilla W. Slckler, 8046 Kinsley street. Los Aneeles. Fourth prime—Krneste. Wylde, 812 . South Burlington, Lot Angeles. ' Fifth prize—Lucille Collins, 3553 South Hoover street, Lob Angeles. Sixth prize— lUch, San Bernar dino, Cal. • Seventh prize—Louise B. Innes, 1763 West Forty-ninth, Ixis Angeles. Honorable mention — J. W. Dear ing, 650 South Hope, Ims Angeles. Honorable mention — l.ane, 1033 South Hope street, Los Angeles. Honorable mention—ll. Clunton, 345 South Hope street, I/os Angeles. Honorable —Elvira Smith, San .luce. I'll!. After toiling for twcwdays and nights over the various essays concerning the actions of Betty Graham,' one of the principal characters in Winchell Smith's ■ excellent comedy, "The For tune Hunter," now playing at the Ma- i son opera house, the committee of I award is at last able to announce the priie winners. The' essays came like a | veritable literary Hood, more than 600 having beeil received by the dramatic editor of The Herald since Monday af ternoon. Forty-three esaftys reached The Herald office Thursday night, just j v few hours too late to be considered | by the awarding committee. For the ; benefit of the late essayists it is stated that practically'none of the un onsid- I ered articles would have won pr.aes in any evenr The late letters were read carefully after the awards were made, j Essays were received from far and | ■wide. Interest in the story of "The Fortune Hunter" was exceptionally keen, as was evidenced from articles ■written by Herald readers as far north as San Jose and as far south as San Diego and as far ea*t as Arizona. Prize winners will undoubtedly be fully re paid for their efforts when they wit ness the performance of "The For tune Hunter," for it Is one of the keenest, cleanest and most enjoyable j comedies on the American stage today, j The awarding committee consisted of Arthur L. Barney, representing Cohan and Harris, owners of "The Fortune Hunter;" Fred Nlblo, who plays Nat Duncan; Alma Belwin, who plays Betty Graham; Will T. Wyatt, man- j ;iger of the Mason opera house, and the dramatic editor of The Herald. None of the committee members have any personal acquaintance with the essayists. In making the awards the committee considered rhetoric, grammar, brevity and the argument presented. Several poetical essays were received. These were not consldred at all. The fortunate essayists will receive their prizes through the mails. INDIANA UNIVERSITY GRADUATES BANQUET Alumni pf Hoosier School Get Greetings from Noted Men The alumni of the Indiana State uni versity gave their semi-annual dinner last evening at the Hollenbeck hotel. Letters of greeting were I read from James Whitcomb Riley, William L. Bryan, president of Indiana university, and L. M. Terman of Stanford uni versity. The favors were .vmall Indiana pen nants in cream and crimson attached to a copy of the college songs and yells. The officers of the organization are: President, L. M. Barker; vice presi dent, A. B. Ulrey; secretary and treas urer, Albert F. Vandegrift. The following alumni and undergrad uates were present: Mr. and Mrs. B. F. McCord, Mr. and Mrs. George Bush, Mr. and Mrs. Ev erett Shepherdson, Mr. and Mrs. Wil liam Tipton, Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Barker, Misses Louise R. Vandegrift, Mary Clark, Frances McCray, Lottie A. Miller, Fannie K. Splaty, Bftlne Blount and Mrs. Blount, Albert F. Van degrift, A. B. Ulrey, George fflmmer, E G. Adams, Newton Van -Why, C. M. Carpenter, O. M. Stultz, F. N. An derson, A. C. Life, Mr. and Mrs. George Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Stone. ONE JOY RIDER PAYS; FIVE OTHERS ALLOWED TO GO R. E. Garfleld, a Joy rider who tnok an automobile belonging to a member of the Burbank stock company from in front of the Hotel Vidamar last Sat urday night and went to Venice in the machine, was given a suspended sentence of thirty days by Police Judge Rose, yesterday afternoon. Five others who took the ride, Her bert Turner, Arthur K. Turner, R. L. Brown, Edward A. Taylor and Gus Lindner, were absolved of all blame by Garfleld who told the court that he was solely responsible for the Satur day night joy ride. Judge Rose toojc Gurfleld'K word and dismissed the cases against the five youths. After pleading guilty to the charge against him, Garfield applied for pro bation. Asked if he had made finan cial reparation to the owner of the automobile, Garfleld replied that he had not but that he was willing to do so immediately. The owner, Jack Bel grade, was given $60 by-Garfleld, which amount Belgrade said covered all damages to his machine. MEMORIAL FOR DOLLIVER Plans arc boiiis completed for the memorial service in honor O f Senator Dolllver to be held in Temple audi torium Sunday, November 27, at 2 p. in. Dr. Matt S. Hushes and Col, J J. Steadman will speak. The organist of Temple Baptist churoh will play peyeral selection* on the great church organ. Mrs. Princess Lang, at one imi,, on the Chautauqu* circuit with Senator Dolliver, will siujf. Aged Father of Condemned Man Dies of Broken Heart 3 fea^stf.^--fa?fcA - ■ >J MYRON CRIPI'EJJ LIVE FOWL PLUCKED, IS CHARGE AGAINST 2 MEN Produce Dealer and Employe Ar rested on a Charge of Cruelty to Turkeys " Accused of plucking the feathers from Thanksgiving turkeys before the birds were killed C. T. Wells, man ager of the Palace Produce, company, 1307' Central avenue, and Eugene Phiw>s, ian employe of the concern, were ar ' rested yesterday afternoon by Superin tendent Zimmer of the Society for tho ; i Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and | Humane Officer Fowler and held on j a charge of cruelty to animals. Shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday aft- j | ernoon citizens began to telephone | I complaints into the offices of the Hu- ! mane society. Superintendent Zimmer said he and Officer Fowler reached the produce concern's place Just in time ; to see Phipps stick a knife into a tur i key's mouth and then begin picking ' the bird immediately. Zitnmer at once , arrested Phipps and learning that this method of handling the turkeys had been sanctioned by the management also arrested Wells. Superintendent Zimmer said he found that scores of turkeys, being prepared for Thanksgiving, had been stripped j of their feathers before being killed. According to Superintendent Zimmer, L j Phipps was stripping the feathers oft j the birds before a largo plate glass i window, in full view of the street. "I am told that many other produce firms are treating their turkeys in the I same manner," said Superintendent ; Zimmer. "If this is the case, the man agers will be arrested for cruelty. "I understand that the feathers plucked from live birds are more val uable than those of dead ones. This fact, so far as this society is concerned, cannot excuse such cruelty." NEGROES TO EXPLAIN 'BACK TO AFRICA' TRIP A special meeting has been arranged by members of the Colored Baptist church, Hemlock and Twelfth streets, for those interested in the "Back to Africa" movement, to be held at the church next Sunda>. The Rev. J. D. Gordan, pastor of the church and head of the movement, will be in charge of the meeting. He will be assisted by other ministers. Full details of the trip will be given. It is the intention for the ship to leave on Monday, Jan uary 2. An organization has been formed under the name of the Ethiopian Men's Commercial club, with headquarters at 790 San Pedro street. The club is in ternational M> scope, with members in all the "states and in Africa. The pur pose is to look after persons coming to the city preparatory to making the trip back to Africa. They will be met at their trtilns or boats by a committee and lodging and entertainment will be arranged for them. The following officers were elected by the organization last night: C. J. Dorrough, president; C. H. Allison, vice president; B. P. Choles, secretary; James Jackson, treasurer; C. H. Smith, chaplain, and J. E. Lewis, manager. Between 600 and tiOO persons are ex pected to sail for the African shores on January 2. SNAKE CHARMER ARRESTED ON CHARGE OF LARCENY Wilfred O. Read, said to be wanted In Santa Barbara for the theft of a $300 diamond ring, was arrested in a "wild animal" show on South Spring street yesterday afternoon by Detec tives McKenzie and Hawley and locked in the city Jail on a charge of grand larceny. Read is a clairvoyant as well as a snake charmer, and with this infor mation for their clew Detectives Mc- Kenzie and Hawley yesterday rlsited a "wild animal' show on South spring street, where a few snakes are among the attractions. Here they found Read skinning a long rattler. When the officers entered the room Read looked up from his work Jndlf ferently. When placed under arrest he protested vigorously, insisting that there must be a mistake Tho police say, however, they have the right man. GIRL ARRESTED ON BIGAMY CHARGE HELD FOR HEARING Mary L. Galnes, the 17-year-old girl who whs arrested at San Dlmas Thursday on a charge of bigamy, was arraigned before Justice Summerneld yesterday. She wan or dered taken to the detention home to await a hearing set for next Wednesday, as she was unable to furnish $1000 ball. The girl Is charged with marrying Samuel M. Bali while Bhe was not legally separated from \t. E. Galnes. The charge was preferred by Galnes* PERMIT FOR $200,000 BUILDING The permit for the erection of the Broad way Investment company's ten-story bank and office building on the southwest corner Of a* 1 and I.roadway, at a cost of JliuO.WiU, has beon granted. Excavation for the founda tion Is nearly completed. BUILDING R. R. PLATFORM The I*os Angeles-Paclflc railroad Is con structing a crushed i stone platform at the First Btreet mouth of -the Hill street tunnel of the Hollywood line for the convenience ot twmii|ifi LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 19,1910. MYRON CRIPPEN, 83, SUCCUMBS TO STRAIN News of Son's Conviction and Sentence Hastens End of Sorrowing Parent Myron IT. Crippen, 8.1 years old, 'father of l>r. Hawley H. Crippen, who . is to bo hanged in London Wednes day for tha murder of his wile, died j nt the home of Mrs. L. N. Frank, 245 South Flower street, shortly after 4 O'clock yesterday morning. After months of suffering and worry the old man died of n broken heart, still lv'- HeviDß in his son's innooeneo. For months the feeble, homeless parent had been cared for by Mrs. Frank in a room of her house, without charge, | and had been fort through the kind ness and eharlty of George Boss, the proprietor of a small restaurant near the Frank place. "While the old man was sick with rheumatism and near pneumonia,' > said Dr. I-.ee W. Burt, who attended him, yesterday, "death was really due to a broken heart. He had one of the most loving natures that a man can have, and the accusation against and conviction of his son were more ( than he could withstand at his age. Dr. Crippen was all the world to the old man and his only support. For i six months he bad been living on charity, and had It not beetr for the goodness of Mrs. Frank he would have had no place to »etay. He had a grandson, Hawley O. crippen, a son of the convicted man, living here, but he is poor, has a family and did nothing for his grandfather. He seldom called on the old man. He was there a few minutes last night before his grand father died, but had gone when death came." .soi<iiiT Acrowrs or trial One of the pathetic habits of tfhe aged man during the trial of his son in England was his trip to a nearby i drug store ea?h morning to read the accounts of the hearing. The day the ; news of his son's sentence came he sat for some time, gazing into space, : and then, trembling, returned to hid ! room a broken and changed man. He would say, when his physician would try to comfort him: "It is here," touching his breast. I I know that my son is innocent." It is stated by friends of the old | man that a few years ago in New j York he had probably $100,000, but that he lost it in speculation. Hawley O. Crippen was notified of his grandfather's death by Mrs. Frank, and the body was taken to the un ' dertaking establishment of the Con ! neFI company, 1051 South Grand ave nue Private funeral services will be [conducted by the Rev. Clyde Crist, fpastor of the Vincent Methodist Epls- I copal church, at 11:15 o'clock thi3 morning. The cremation will take place at Rosedale cemetery. BOYS ATTACK POLICEMAN DURING FIGHT IN THEATER Officer King and Employe Injured While Quelling Disturbance Four youths tried to stop the per formance at the Olympic theater, near Fifth and Main streets, last night by hooting yelling and throwing missiles among the audience, according to the police. When Special Officer King attempted to eject them they attacked him and J. K. Ciadd, an employe of : the theater, who also tried to quell j the disturbance. A squad of patrol men under Sergeant Martin hurried to the place and arrested four boys on charges of disturbing the peace. They gave their names as John Rice, j 315 Wall street; John Larkin, 527 Gladys avenue; Willard Klages, 540 South Hope street, and Sam Axelrod, 808 Boston street. None is over 17 years of age. Rerfe San Quentin, a chauffeur, who refused to clear the sidewalk when or dered to do so by a patrolman, was taken into custody on a charge of blockading. Officer King and. J. E. Ladd, who were injured in the melee, were treat ed at the receiving hospital. WOMAN HIDES IN BUSHES, FEARING FANCIED ENEMIES Fearing that imaginary enemies were trying to do her harm, Mrs. Lena Davis, 35 years old, living at 127 West Seventeenth street, was found hiding in a clump of bushes near her home yesterday morning. She was taken to the receiving hospital and later re moved to the county hospital. Mrs. Davis told the physicians at the hos pital she had been hypnotized several months ago arid that the spell had "affected he brain.". WHITE RATS GIVE FEAST FOR NIBLO AND GOLDEN Seventy-five members of the "White Rats, the organization of vaudeville performers, held a scamper at Levy's last night In, honor ol Fred. Niblo, star of 'The FAtune Hunter company, and George Fulled Golden, who now makes his home in Los Angeles. Mr. Niblo Is tho past chief Bat, or president, or the organization, which numbers more than 6000 members. Mr. Golden is the founder and was for several yearn chief of the White Bats. LAND CASE HEARING STARTS Hearing In the land contest cast of Mar shall Valentine Hfttranft against Enrique Itomulo Flores was begun before Jran« Buren and O. R. W. Robinson of the United States land office yeclerdny. A homestead nefcr Sunland, on which Flores made entry and settled October 23, 1907, Is the property In question. It i» claimed by Hartranft that Flores has been absent from the land more than six months and request is made that the entry be canceled. WOMAN SUES RAILWAY Suit was tiled yesterday in the United States circuit court by Mrs. Johanna Alex ander of Denver against the Los Angeles Railway company for $10,686 for Injuries al leged to be due to the negligence of the com pany's mrvantH. It In claimed that while the plaintiff was alighting from a car at Seventn and Lucas streets, April 23, It was started, throwing her to the pavement, badly Injur ing her. QUASHES DESERTION CHARGE The raw of the People of California vs. P. L. Copelnnd on the charge of wife deser tion and failure 10 provide was dlxml Jiutloe Bah-d yesterday afternoon. Copland miis charged »..h having abandoned his wife, Maude N. Copeland, an KoVarabw 'I, leaving her in destitute circumstance*. WOMEN PLAN SYSTEM TO GUARD CITY CHILDREN Juvenile Court Improvement As sociation Will Hold Impor tant Session Today The Juvenile. Court Improvement As aoMattou will meet this afternoon at 3:HO o'clock ill the Chamber of Com merc,a building to consider bills to be introduced in the next legislature for tho betterment of the child. Mrs. Oliver C. Bryant of the Civic association will give a report of recent investigations concerning the moving picture theaters of this city and will offer suggestions concerning their reg ulation. Judge Franl: R. Willis will talk on general legislation needed for the child, and especlnlly conceVnlng the tied of a new reformatory. Mrs. J. B. Millard, In charge of tho educational work of the District Fed eration of Women's Clubs, will recom mend a bill providing that the city hoard of education shall pay out of the .scholarship funds for school chil dren who are otherwise kept ftom school in order to contribute their mite of earnings toward maintaining the family. Prof. George I* Leslie, head of the health and development department nt educational work hero, will discuss tho need of a medical clinic for children, which is already recognized in some degree by the board of education. The officers and executive board of this association are president, Krnest J.. Lickley; first vice president, Bishop T. J. Conaty; second vice president, Judge Curtis D. Wilbur; secretary, Mrs. Anna Slnsabaugh; financial sec retary, Mrs. W. A. Varcoe; treasurer, C. C. Desmond. ANTI-SUFFRAGIST DENIES EMPLOYMENT BY UNCLE SAM Miss Minnie Bronson, who spoke be fore the City club recently on "Why Women Should Not Be Given the Bal lot." has sent to a member of the Southern California Association Op posed to Woman Suffrage a defense of her course. In reply to adverse crit icism from members of the Votes for Women club. When Miss Bronson spoke here the Impression was general that she was a special agent of the United States bu reau of labor. Therefore her right to engage In discussion of political ques tions was challenged by the suffra gettes. She says that she is not now in the employ of the government and has not been since the strike of shirt waist makers in New York. She con cludes by saying that she Is free to go where she will and oppose the granting of suffrage to women. SPANISH WAR VETERAN A SUICIDE; BLAMES ILLNESS George Warren, 35 years old, a ranch hand employed by P. J. Durbln at i Vernon, died at the receiving hospital last night as the result of a dose of strychnine taken with suicidal intent. The man was discovered in an uncon scious condition in a room at 317% South Main street and was hurried to the receiving hospital, whore death ensued before he could be placed on the operating table. The victim left a note stating that he had been In 111 health. Warren was a Spanish-American war veteran. ——^IIAI«KTI)EPAOTMQ^TJ()REWtJ^ OF CHICAGO 2=^==^^=T Patent Leather Belts 25c, 3Sc, 50c /V VJw^vS. 0/M I v»/>/%v» Fo«r LfalfofiCW* ' $1 25 Black and red in all the newest shapes \sf fl TillWll V \YTi llSjk^A» Gloves—Choice, Pair and preferred widths. Finished with JTV &U 1 J My/yJ i/yvl/fl The sale of rfoves at this moderate handsome buckles of particularly original W J ****** Vff WW-**V^ . g draw S jng gQod crowds , Late deslgn3- *■•■„. , -,' \W -'V ■•'■*• "■ ' 4^ styles in different effects—qualities , ;ife^^^lHo^ftsJa:»ss 'BROADWAY:EIGHnr&"HILL STREETS th beSt- all ran [ eed ,! c°nie'if especially the Persian effects now so DnV#WW-M, UIVJI 111 I, W. I Hi-*- C/l nuui^ | yon g et exceptional values! much in demand. t ■ • I '" ■■ . . ■ —-*//■,. our $2.50 gig Savings on Up-to-Date Misses' Attire SP Shoes Sfo hr oo' &^2&H^**s&^^ Roys and Girls Misses' Suits at $15 v Misses' Coats at $15 jfll^Spi LlUja ailU VJIIIO fabric-such as every Not ordinary style*, but smart semi- , )sBs9L<<#&%ffl J One of the strongest features well dressed girl delights in-are those fitted models that are ex,reraeye- , m?*r*^&LY^ 2 our Shoe Section is our g ™*&*™™^ o «™&. "gSTO SS jR3f p^k , . School Shoe Department, and designed by tailors whose originality buttons that are so popular now! Only /rf%^\f\ a/ •/ * \ here our $2.50 special shoe la evident in every curve and lino! $13, too! > vHSm^jß idyl 3(iiilhA' I aS/^T^-SS « Misses^ Full Length and' Box Coats 55.00 ' HWWWk)' best of their lines. Misses' Skirts, Tailored Models, Choice $5.00 . . JV Jv/ml iKdP riirk' Shops '?. cS!*. skl"i' Miccpe' Girls from Bto 16 should see thes<s furs at once! Just AM f^nii IW 'i^L Urllla OHUC&vicl kid and MISSeS what they'll want for this winter} Imitation chinchil- UT k I \\\\ JHi *V LJIJ^T\ • patent leather, with hand- p _ g e * « ermine, brown and gray fox neckpieces, stoles and jTI 1 '— ill i I/A H( \ ) , sewed welted soies. All new lul ... muffs. The latter are large or small in pillow or rug Wl/ %^f '' IM 1 M\l//mJ jl' and up-to-date styles; button Special ! shapes. Choice today ■ HiT I |IW///1 d • or lace. Sizes *>} CAr i-;.-'-.. - • - ' TLpL r^ /I rI, to 6 ."' .. . ' I*"'" ___^ 1 i | 117 ■/&/■ fill R^,rc» Cli^oc vicwdand $3.50 and $4.00 Lingerie and Tailored Waists s| 95 U ' ] If ; DOyS ijtUOcS calfskin, '. Waists- of fine materials, with charm, distinction and Individuality Jr. every ■== •«L 111 ' blucher cut; solid oak soles. line. The tailored waists are embroidered In new design* and have le™« H A NL_ 1 111 ': Will wear well Made on the ' collars and cuffs. The lingerie, are cleverly trimmed wth dainty laces and .M. I ■ >ir • new nTannis^i ■laetsT «OICA embrolderie.. AH alzes, and priced at an enormous saving. | Sizes to 6%; pair.....vA»3U I ' ' ' .... —- ■ . ■ ' ,".-,'' .\ IP See how you'll save. ' ' f^*B^ r' tide displayed. Si" AQR;r"'""'; •- A; Sale of Women's and Misses' Full Length Coats " $11195 Ol | 130 A CHANCE TO ECONOMIZE WITHOUT SACRIFICING STIXE OR QIA MTY OF YOUR WINTER COAT *" 111 _ , Fleece ribbed shirt. ' ,*|OC , k f nd and ra d Ojiy Handkerchief.. W3«- , guaranteed to keep VVV/ also . plaln m a- V I and ■ drawers-glove ■ These come* T ln all «.. in neatly hem.titched anc em- Xe^^enlmfwlth pne °l ■ terial. in tan . aJ.o striped nd . ■ fitting garment, of splendid black or balbrlggan. Saves a broldere.l Initial in the corner. « ««P'n* "^j 1 9- V figured galatea. »1.29. quality. Per garment 48c. , lot of time in darning! Special 8 1-30.. ... , ln™B '" *""' ■ ■ . . —-—■—."■ '.'"', , /.. —•■ Children's Vests or Pants, heavy fleece; to 14 yrs. ,25c _^ ._,.-■ -, ; . # • . _.. Df PSSPS 3.t Net Waists, sjlk lined, fancy lace yokes ■ $2.98 , JjITfISSICrGS , I ■ j^ — -. ' Women's Vests or Pants, jersey ribbed, heavy ... 23c a. /)P_ tJ)J.,37D Boys' Sweater Coats, gray with red or blue trim. . .25c ** For children, in sizes 6to 14 Men's Sox, fast black and seamless. : Per pairV..^c Worth 40c regularly. Made years natty wool plaids and Women's $1.00 Kid Gloves, two-clasp, tan, black. .69c of good, strong muslin, neatly shepherd checks. It is econ- invisible Hair Nets, black, brown; special at ; 4c , trimmed with Val. lace. All ; ';. omy to buy rather than try to ... T artre $1 0Q white Bed s P reads, slightly mussed;, -79c ; sizes at this price. •'- I make them. \■' '—% ■■■""^ ■"»*"l^*-"™"^"""^"""^^^^^^^m^^^am ■■"■ I , , , -„, r , | •-^ ■- -Jlidiv c t liiv-iii- -v . , TT7 „■»'«.-». v *■-.;.>•■<« .i\ - ■•" " *»■*,*-.*■-''■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ' • ■ ■■" ■ ■ ■ * - -■■■ ■ *•■ * ■ CITY SCHOOLS WILL NEED BOND ISSUE OF $1,250,000 Superintendents Hold Conference to Devise Means to Accommo date Increased Attendance That a bond Issue of a million and a quarter dollars will bo necessary for (ho rapidly growing needs of the city schools wan decided at a conference of the various superintendents and their assistants in the office of the hoard of education yesterday. It was stated that the amount will be needled at once to meet the situation caused by the ex trnordinary increase In the enrollment that will be experienced in the coming two- years. A tour of tho districts of the rity In which schools are now congested will be made at once by Superintendent Francis, who will plan for new build- Ings. He then will submit a report to the board of education, which will ask for a bond issue to fulfill the require ments. According to Superintendent Francis, there are now 6000 more pupils In the schools than at this time last year, and the schools are practically filled despite the fact that a number of buildings were opened at the beginning of the present term. BOY STEPS IN FRONT OF CAR; INSTANTLY KILLED Victim of Accident Was Returning from Errand for Mother Stepping In front of a Los Angeles- Redondo lnterurban car yesterday morning, James Kusche, 6-year-old son of Joseph Rusche, living at 718 West Seventy-third street, was kiled Instantly. The accident occurred at Seventy-fourth street and Vermont avenue. . • The boy went to a neighbor's a short time beforo the accident to deliver a note for his mother. After delivering his note, he met a boy companion and the two began playing in the middle of the car tracks. As car No. 101 came into sight the boys stepped to the side of the street. James chatted with his friend until the car came within twenty feet of them and then, according to Motor man Sandell, he tried to cross the track in front of the car. The body was hurled many feet. The body was taken to . the undertaking establishment of Orr and Edwards, from where the parents were notified. The coroner will hold an inquest this morning. FELLOWSHIP TO BE HOST TO ELLA WHEELER WILCOX Ella Wheeler Wllcox will be the guest of the Los Angeles Fellowship tomorrow morning at Blanchard hall, and an Informal reception will be given In her honor at the close of the service. Reynold E. Bright, minister of the Fellowship, will deliver a short address on "What tho New Thought Is Doing for the World." A special musical program by Miss Helen Tappe, soprano; Miss Anna Tappe, pianist; Julius Bierllch, violinist, and Arthur Stinton, will be rendered. DR. W. B. RILEY WILL OCCUPY PULPIT FOR REV. W. J. BROUGHER DC? 'I K. *. F Dr. W. B. Rlley, pastor of the First Baptist church in Minneapolis, will preach for Dr. J. Whitcomb Brougher at the Temple Baptist auditorium Sun day morning. Dr. Riley has been con ducting meetings In Portland, Ore., and Is returning east by way of Los Angeles. Dr. Brougher prevailed upon him to remain over and fill the pulpit Sunday morning. This will give the people of Los Angeles an opportunity to hear one of the noted preach<ws of the middle west. MEETING WITH PRETENDED SOLDIERS COSTS MAN STUD While being a "good fellow" with two strangers, one claiming to be a United States army private and the other a colonel, T. A. Biegel, 744 San Julian street, was relieved of a valu able diamond stud he wore in his shirt front Thursday night. Biegel said he was having a sociable time with the two men when the pri vate suggested the purchase of some whisky. While the private was gone for the liquor Biegel says the "colonel" slipped his stud from his shirt front and disappeared. MASONS.SEEK MOTHER OF MAN KILLED AT NEEDLES Efforts are being made by the Ma sonic board of relief to find the mother of Hugh W. Fraser. The board was notified yesterday that Fraser was killed at Needles Thursday. He was a member of the lodge at Needles. The telegram sent to the board asked that his mother be notified at 2209 West Thirty-first street. She could not be found there and no one in the neighborhood knew her. The body has been sent to the establishment of Godeau & Martinoni. CONSTITUTION MAY BAR CONSOLIDATION Amendments May Be Necessary to Clear Way for Merger of City and County COMMITTEE MEETS TODAY Legal Phases of Question Will Be Taken Up First by Commission Members of the newly appointed city ami county consolidation commis sion will meet In Mayor Alexander's oflico In the city hall at 2:30 this after noon to organize and prepare for tho work to come. Grave doubts exist whether the pro posed consolidation Is possible under the present state constitution, and if the attorneys on the commission de cide that It is not, a constitutional amendment having the force of an en abling act will be prepared for sub mission to the legislature at its next session. Afterward It would have to so before the voters for ratification. One of the two constitutional sec tions bearing on the matter was amended at the election this month, though the amendment merely in creased tho population held to be necessary for the creation of now counties. It Is pointed out that th<> consolidation of Ban Francisco city and county was effected, not under the present constitution, but under tho old constitution, adopted in 1849. In all probability the attorneys on the commission will be appointed a committee to consider this constitu tional question and report their find ings, to the commission itself at an early date. BODY OF CHARLES A, MOODY, MINING MAN, CREMATED Impressive funeral services were held yesterday afternoon over the body of Charles Amadon Moody, well known mining man and magazine writer who died at his home Tuesday night." The service was held at the chapel of Rey nolds & Van Nuys, Pasadena, the Rev. Mfttt S. Hughes, pastor of the First Methodist church of Pasadena and the Rev. Reynold E. Blight, min ister of the Los Angeles Fellowship, officiating. Following the service the body was cremated, the ashes to be taken to the birthplace of Mr. Moody In Bingham ton, N. V., for burial. The pallbearers included Dr. Robert Moody of the Uni versity of California and Graham Moody, brother and son, respectively, of the deceased; Fred Fix, Charlton Edholm, William Dinsmore, E. H. Wi nans. CAR HITS MOTORCYCLIST While riding his motorcycle in East Main street last night James Harvey, a salesman living at 1136 Irola street, was struck by a street car and thrown to the pavement. He was placed aboard the car and taken to the re ceiving hospital, where Police Surgeon Wright dressed several minor lacer ations and contusions on Harvey's face and hands.