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BALDWIN WEDDING PACT DEMANDED Girl Suing for Daughter's Share of Estate Wants Contract Produced in Court WILL TRIAL TO OPEN MONDAY Woman Who Claims to Have Married Millionaire by Agree ment Won't See Callers A formal demand for the presenta tion in court of the marriage contract alleged to have been made between Elias J. Baldwin and Lillian Alma Ashley, now Mrs. William B. Turn bull of Brookline, Mass., a suburb of Boston, and mother of Beatrice Anita Turnbull Baldwin, claimant for a daughter's share in the estate of the millionaire turfman, was filed yester day in the probate department of the superior court. The demand is made upon H. A. Unruh, executor of the estate of Bald win, nnd upon Bradner W. Lee, as attorney for the executor. It is made by the young girl who is seeking to be declared a legitimate daughter of Baldwin and was filed by her through Leo J. Maguire, her guardian. According to the demand, the con tract of marriage is alleged to have been executed by Baldwin and airs. Turnbull in San Francisco, March 3, 3893. In addition to bearing that date, the instrument is declared to consist of the following: "I, Ellas J. Baldwin, do take Lillian Alma Ashley to be my lawful wedded wife. ELIAS J. BALDWIN." "I, Lillian Alma Ashley, do tnke Elias J. Baldwin to be my lawful ■wedded husband. "LILLIAN ALMA ASHLEY." TRIAL TO START MONDAY The order is made upon the ejeecutor that he produce that contract iii Judge Rives' department of the superior court at 2 o'clock next Monday afternoon, when the contest of the young- girl fur two-ninths of the horseman's estate, or about $2,500,000, a daughter's por tion, is scheduled to begin. At the time the contract is said to have been made Baldwin was married to the woman who is now his widow. Mrs. Turnbull once brought suit against him in San Francisco, alleging seduction, but she lost the case. Another legal proceeding yesterday that affected the Baldwin estate was the confirmation by Judge Rives of the returns of twenty sales of realty, a part of the property, that were made by the executor, the amount received being J90.000. A petition for a. partial distribution of the estate was continued until Mon day, the time for the beginning of the wiil contest, which will be heard be fore a jury, a decision by Judge Rives to that effect being considered a vic tory for the young girl. Miss Baldwin and her mother ar rived recently from Brookline and are living quietly at the Hotel New Mary ton, on Olive street, near the Angels' Flight, where they had apartments during their last visit to this city and where they are denying themselves to practically every caller except their attorneys. SPANIARD AND JAPANESE RUN TO CONSTABLE'S ARMS Castilian Held by Police on Sus picion of Holdup Ricardo Eschverria, who claims to be a. native Spaniard, sped down Turner street last night, shouting at the top of his voice in pure t.'astilian. A few yards in front of him ran I. Tacunida, a Japanese, who was doing his share of yelling In his own tongue. Suddenly both men ran Into the arms of Deputy Constable Street and the shouting stopped. Eschverria tried to explain matters to the constable in Spanish and Ta cunida tried to talk in Japanese. Since Street could understand neither tongue he took both men to central police .station, where they told their griev ances with the aid of interpreters. "This man owed me $5," said the Spaniard, "and 1 tried to collect the oebt. Instead of paying me he ran. Of course I ran after him." "He lies," retorted the Japanese. "I don't owe him money. He tried to hold me up." The Spaniard was placed in jail on suspicion of burglary. WILL IN CRUDE ENGLISH IS SUFFICIENT FOR COURT "My childer, it is also my strengeat viah dat eferyting wil end in the gretest hunnoney." That was a codicil to the will of John EngoJkamp, who died at llunt jngton Park recently, and who devi.sr-<! an estate of $1000 equally among his ten children —.Louise, Carrie, Jiose, John, Lorena, Ella, Albert, Edward, Frank and Herbert Engelkamp. The will which ua.s written in the dead man's own handwriting on a .single sheet of paper, and bore the date of June 20, lUOK, was quickly ad mitted to probate, the poor spelling not affecting its legality one iota. DEPUTY SHERIFF BERDIE TAKES VACATION TO WED That the ten days' vacation taken by Oscar C. Herdie, deputy sheriff under W. A. Hammel, uas to be i Is honeymoon was not known to his friends until yesterday, when the newi of his marriage to Miss Helen Ross Of this city reached them. The marriage was performed at Santa Ana Thursday, Jack, as he is generally known, has been acting as bailiff of department seven of the superior court for two years. Formerly he was city marshal of Arcadia. WALT MDUGAL HERE Wallace McDugal, a well known newspaper man and cartoonist of San Francisco, i.s in ],iis Angeles lor a few Uiyf; on business, a guest at the liollenbeck. "Mac," as be la known among a host uf friends here, Has deserted the profession anil i.-; now in busi ness for himself. « » > REAL ESTATE MAN DIES Henry Alexander Smith, president or the Fieeborn Estate company of San Francisco, died yesterday at 87S West Forty-seventh tjstrfKt, where he had been rentdint; In the ' of a nurse. Funeral arrangements will not be completed until today, when word 18 expected from the. north. » . » RETURNS FROM FIELD !■' H. Bmlth, H^Kist.-int ficiii supprin i. ndenl < r the Guaranty Oil company, returned from a visit of Inspection in Midway fields yesterday. WOMAN ROBBED AS SHE KNELT TO AID MAN WHO FAINTED AlliS. FLaSSIK GARRKOJI WOMAN KNEELS TO GIVE AID; THIEF GETS PURSE Wife Draws $100; Takes Water to Aged Man in Faint; Is Robbed in Crowd Within fivo minutes after she had cashed a Postal Telegraph moner or der yesterday afternoon Mrs. Flossie Garrison of 1413 North Broadway was robbed or the money while in the act of giving a drink of water to an aged man who had fainted at Fifth and Broadway. A small red purse contain ing the money, in gold pieces, was taken, from her pocket by some one in the crowd that pressed about her us she assisted the stricken man. Mrs. Garrison discovered her loss ns ?he was leaving the crowd and began screaming. Several policemen in the vicinity hurried to the scene and had considerable difficulty in handling the crowd as it surged about the corner. Mrs. Garrison reported the matter to Captain Flammer's office and a detec tive accommodatingly loaned her 5 cents for carfare. The woman had wired her husband, P. C. Garrison of Dalton, Tex., earlier in the day to .send her $100, which he immediately did. She cashed the tele graphic order at the Postal Telegraph office and was on her way to a drug store at Fifth and Broadway when she saw the aged man fall. Running to a drinking fountain she procured a glass of water, and pressing through the crowd knelt at his side while phu gave him a drink. The money she had slipped carelessly into a side coat pocket, and the police believe some one may have followed her from the telegraph office and while | she was ministering to the stricken man taken it from her pocket. Mrs. Garrison said yesterday that | she would gladly pay half of the money to any one who would return it and ask no questions. OYSTER COCKTAILS CHANGE BACK FROM FOOD TO DRINK City Attorney Guesses Again and Rescinds Order to Restaurants You may order an oyster cocktail over the bar or at the soda fountain today without fear that the proprietors of either will be forced into the res taurant business. The city attorney lias naiil so and countermanded an order issued early yesterday to the police to stop the sales of the oyster cocktail over bars and at fountains. Attorney Frank Dominguez appeared before City Attorney John Shenk yes terday in behalf of a big manufacturer of the beverage-foml with the state ment that if oyster cocktails wore food then sherry would have to BO without the egg, milk without the malt. Tom without the Jerry, nuts without the sundae and bananas without the ice cream. Thus would the matinee girl be deprived of her favorite dishes arid the ice cream soda man put out of business. The city attorney mused over the matter for a moment and counter manded the order, with the statement that before cocktails were stopped over the bar the case would have to be I. St. .I in the supreme court. GIRL WHO LOVES DANCING AND NOODLES IS MISSING Mother Asks Police to Help Her Find Daughter of 17 if officers of the local police depart ment nee a young girl who is inor dinately fond of dancing and Chinese noodles they are directed, to report the case to headquarters in oider that the anxious mother of the girl may bo noti fied. Since December 1 Elizabeth Lee, 17 yean old, daughter of airs. 11. Lee, living at AVIVi Grand View, has been missina from her homo. Except that ill.' uirl is muili «iven to seeking a "good time," the mother ts unable to aci punt for her daughter's disappear ance. The Kill had until recently been em ! a.s a telephone operator in the city. The San Diego police have also been notified of h«r disappearance, as it Is thought she might have gone to that city. • 11 my daughter cannot be recognizi d by her Clothing and general appear ance she should easily be Identified by her fondness for dancing and noodle," Mrs. Lee loltl the local po.ko last night. LOSES FAITH IN LAWYERS; WILL PLEAD HER OWN CASE Becau she lust faith in attorneys, Mary i. Clark will plead her own case in Justice Plerce's court, In which the customary and reasonable fee charged by attorneys tor securing a divorce «ill i" decided, Evidence in the ca.se ts k< n yeeti may. The suit was brought about following a quarrel between Mrs. Clark and her attorney, 11. H. Heath, whom sho had secured to Institute divorce proceed ings in the superior court. The plain tiff alleged Heath agreed to do the work lor a fee of $10, but presented a bill for }265. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10, 1910, POLICE PROBE BIG ART COLLEGE FIRE Silver Plate and Other Valuables Missing Cause Suspicion of Burglary Tin' origin of the mysterious fire which destroyed the College of Fine Aits at Pasadena, avenue and Arroyo Seco at an early hour yesterday morn ing, entailing a loss of more than $22, --iniii and imperiling the lives of eight Sri students, their matron and the [dean of 'ho college, Professor William L. Judson, is being investigated by de tectives. A tearch of the ruins yesterday af ternoon failed to reveal any trace of | nearly $li>oo worth of silver plate Pro lessor Judson had stored in the build ing and of other valuables he is known to have kept in his apartments. This fact lias given rise to the suspicion that burglars robbed the college and burned the building in an effort to conceal all of their crime. Indications that [the lire did not start from the pottery kiln, as first supposed, supports the theory. It was a matter of common knowl edge for several days prior to the tire that Professor Judson, the matron and students expected to be absent from.the building Thursday night and the police are Inclined to believe that a robbery was planned with the idea that no per sons would be sleeping in the building on the night the crime was to have i a ken place. Those interested in the investigation declare that the first report which gained circulation to the effect that the fire broke out in the chimney leaning from the kiln in which pottery had been placed the night before Is erroneous. THROW DRKSSJX FROM WINDOWS '['lie first intimation the students had of the fire was when they were awak ened by volumes of smoke that poured into tlieir dormitory and for a while threatened to block their progress in seeking an escape down the stairs. The girl students, as they scampered from their beds and ran down the hall ways barefooted and thinly clad, aroused Mis. Alfa W. Anderson, the matron, and the dean of the college. Some of the girls halted long enough tf> throw their pretty dresses from the windows of the bedrooms or to rescue their paintings, in which they took great pride. .Miss Sig-ne Hallquist paused long enough in her flight to drag her trunk to a window and throw it into the street, where it struck with a crash that wrecked it and scattered the con tents. The students were Misses Olive and Hazel Prester. Florence Sergeant, .Mary Weaver, Ira Connor, Clara Crone wetter, Marguerite Vignes and Signe Hallqulst. The loss is estimated at $21,000, of which $14,000 is on the building, $6000 on the paintings and $1200 in furni ture and personal property. Mrs. Nell Brooker lost fifteen paint ings, Mrs. Helma H. Jahn two, and Orley S. Tottenham seven water colors. [h adcct nrPADTMnfT^ODF WFST Of CHICAGO - g=== ■ a/% r\ A * T"V 9 a TTT■ ■'■■•^_ Until You Have Send the Gift Away Visit the Varied Sug- ■%o> rm flL • .vt/TtfrftL DOII t Wait Dg^ o^ from Here geStiOll BOOthS JIY-fWUI/wUwl/LJ Come he,,/ Our great showing of attractive and appropriate „, ■ c i ¥ ■ wß^»^ WW W *r things will furnish inspirations that will enable you to cm expressing free, if you wish. Floors. Scores of gift hints In \S Jjf . §f fits and take pride in providing extensive, varied and depend- SnI arcfnve±tly P°Sed c S,° nsend° r aif SSnSSS 'R^IS^fcHTH^HILL STREETS abie'St°Ck'9 ° SUltabl° *" *" '"^ H urry , on M:i,in Floor, Hill street en- Merchandise Certificate in- PKUrAUVirAI. LJVjri 111, <X lIIH. CMTMI-I^ Jj Remem b er> Xmas is only two weeks away. Hurry! trance. stead. "''"-111 ' *—™*** , T^ 1_ "Toyland and Do lid om" Santa's Headquarters-K selling; and all over the department children wander, wide-eyed with admiration and irrepressible exclamations »t delight, while the grown ups look enj y failingly results is the best proof of the patent superiority of our goods and prices—note these! ±rr v /*&* thb mo<n*T. Santa Is Here Every Day to Meet His Little Friends and to Give Candy to Each otlhem SSU&3S&& Ol ?oH Sg£L° r Small Deposit Will Reserve Any loy Purchase and Guarantee Delivery When You Desire It nih^. CALIFORNIA COASTERS-Black enam- Aft >n ' ROCKING HORSES-Plush combination A - nc U3fe cled wheels, top steering wheel, heavy wood J^iOlJ rocking and wheel horse, leather bndle,O||iJlJ >=?v #?^SM(' <• '< ''%* holster, steel axles. Price U stirrups an.l saddle • T dWSSXffi®&% SS^2Si-2£« $1.00 S^r^^'S: $|.00 ifbr-WW^mt -^yMflMm clockwork. Price I cial, interesting ••• I i=SH=^SES ~B=B==m (^ ii? Ul «;i)' TABLES— Hardwood folding tables; oblong shape >.sl.2d CELLULOID KAiibJio-n , v .., , Clearance Sale in the Junior and Misses' Dept. j|p here tell only naif the story. Come-you'U reap a harvest of bargains never dreamed of. Second 1 loor. '^^ Ol|^^\Wkl)|l MISSES' $16.50 SUITS—Late style coats and skirts of fashionable materials, now $11.95 .^J «. ' U^||PJ \(|| m GIRLS' AND MISSES' $18.50 VELVET DRESSES; extremely smart; sizes 6to 14 years; now &15.00 ftfej • /WSNg- I .... 1 |pl GIRLS' BOX COATS; $7.50 values; sizes 6to 14 years; well tailored; wanted colors »S.oo />jL^y jflH W' B£j GIRLS' $10.00 COATS—Sizes 6to 14 years; man tailored; wanted colors and mixtures ... ; .»7.95 /(Iff Im|l/ ' . \f& GIRLS' $6.95 SAILOR DRESSES—Of good quality serge, white braid trim, silk tie, etc.... »*•«- U , l| fljlj^^ My GIRLS' $8.50 TO $10.00 SAILOR DRESSES-Sizes 6to 14 years; extra quality; clearance price |J| |ft /||H|B tM3 U MISSES' $12.50 COATS-Of smart novelty mixtures; semi-fitting; sizes 14 to 16 years, at. . . ...... . .... ....... .. jb 10.00 .^JJJI, 'if \1! f • MISSES' FUR SETS-Imitation chinchilla, Jap mink, white fox, ermine, etc $ 450 $5.00, $6 50 and »7.50 uM M(l''nf ViMS " MISSES' SKIRTS in late plaited models; fine Panama in street shades $3.98, »4.50 and Jft.uu , ,*jL f//i . ua y GIRLS' SWEATER COATS—Single or double-breasted models; patch pockets; priced. •• $1.50, »z.ou ano^au _I_—^^——^^—— ~~Z Sample Line Mesh Bags Half Price Millinery Clearance /i>I: XT | HALF 7Cn (tl C Z Attracts Bigger Crowds Daily _y yt / /a J NP3fIV DDirr /*)C 10 3bZD The values being given are more than sensational. Women who have J./ f\ /_J^L^jT^ 11VM1V rKlLil!/ m% . tt attended half price sales before say that the hats in this collection are / / S^^^^^^l Each of these priced and everrice in between,' repre- faf the begt ever gold at such sacr ifice prices! Come, 'get the "extra" / Mm wmm SentS a Ckar Sa K-lng 'I S f °mething U t ke Trt^fLJhZ -■ Hats with Hamburger —>«»- and originality - off , \ffl >''%r&&StiSmHl came to us at :i '"^' recluction> owing to careful merchan- «"<-• lllXl h ¥XissH3s£&m dising, our immense outlet .and ample ready cash; and ___—i . . — — , ; ~—; : —-~| ' mXSB£MgfflßlBs&. came Just at a time when they will do you most good, when genu- r^U'AAro.n'a Hare Ta/low fnr Olllv i'•'•<* ; (s\* '• /\ f* JBgaggß»B«BP«|i me savings are most appreciated. All are in first-class condition Children S MatS 1 OCmy lOr Willy %L J lit ■WgßHaß33gßa3feaiaV < —it is impossible to tell that they have ever been used as samples. K ei;ular $5 values, too! Newest shape mushroom 3ailor for girls TJX / .^m ym "'i'!fWPTfmmmlm (German Hilver, with embossed, engraved or fljigree frames, and * £ mlsseß A Bpe cial assortment in all wanted colors, with plain *11/ £uj •JT %J •reSgagaßßaWgßaL either ring or flsh scale mesh. Only a limited number. or Persian sat in drapes. Clearance Sale price only $2.93. W^^^mm An Ideal Christmas Gift for Mother, Sister or for "Her." Dozens of Other Pretty Styles at Proportionately Low Prices! r*^sAcs|£2wf4*Sr Be Sure to See the Window Display, Bth St. Entrance. L — ■ ■■■■■. ■■■>•,■.>>•■ ~ w.-;--.^- ,-.,. . OCCIDENTAL FUND REACHES $310,000 'Two Friends' Add $30,000 to Subscriptions for New College Buildings An additional gift of $30,000 to Occi dental college has Just been announced by John W4llis Baer, president. This brings the quarter centennial fund for new buildings for the college up to $310,000. The announcement of the Rift was made to the students and alumni of the college at the annual dinner at the V. M. C. A. building last night. The names of the donors are concealed behind the nondescript "Two friends." Even with this large sum on hand, the trustees have decided not to begin work on the new buildings until more funds are obtained, but it was stated by President Baer that the college hopes to celebrate the quarter centen nial by opening the college work In at least two new buildings on the new Eagle Rock compus. Another announcement of importance attended the annual dinner. This was the statement of President Baer that the academy which has been a part of Occidental college since its inception will be discontinued. The end will not come abruptly, however, and the ter mination of the preparatory school will not be made for two years. The acad emy will continue until next June with out change, but no new first year stu dents will be accepted. Next September the two upper classes of the academy will be taken into the college. The reason for discontinuing the academy, as announced by President Baer, is the fact that the attendance has not been such as to warrant the maintenance of a high-grade prepara tory school. When the upper classes are taken into the college the academy building will be turned into a gymnasium, and will be used as such during the remainder of the time thnt the college occupies the Highland Park campus. The study hall of the academy build ing, 80x90 feet, will be used as n basket ball court and will also serve for stu dent social and athletic headquarters Some of the cfnss rooms will be used for offices. Another feature to be in stituted when this change is made next fall will be the establishment of a cafe teria for students in the basement of the academy building, whore the pres ent gymnasium is located. WANTS RECEIPT FOR FINE PAID IN POLICE COURT "Am I given anything to show that I paid this money?" asked H. B. Wash burn in Police Judge Rose's court yes terday after he was sentenced to pay a fine of $2 or go to the city jail for two duy.s for violating the traffic or dinance. "Nothing," replied Judge Rose, "ex cept your liberty." "Huh," exploded the defendant and paid his fine. MEOW! WOMEN ROW OVER CAT AWARDS Animals, Not Owners, Considered, Is Judge's Reply to Criticism "Cries of "unfair play" and recrim inations filled the air at the L.OB An geles Cat club exhibition at Pantagca theater yesterday. Dissatisfaction with the awarding' of prizes was expressed, many of the members of the club as serting that Mrs. C. K. S. Deßlin, judge of the show, used old-fashioned methods in fulfilling her dutie3. Mrs. Colcock Jones of 102 South Occidental boulevard flatly refused to accept the rulings and returned the ribbons awarded her two cats, accompanying the act with a letter of expostulation. In this letter Mrs. Jones stited that she returned the third prize ribbon awarded Twiddles, No. 2. in class one, and a second prize ribbon awarded Dolly Darling, No. 31, classes 37 and 60, first, because the application she made for a specific cage was turned down for one made at a much later late: second, that she considered the Judging unfair because the cats were not removed from their cages and closely examined, but that the inspec tion was made through the bars by a judg-e who. having broken her own eye glasses before the meeting began, hastily borrowed some one else's glasses to use In executing her duties; that the lighting arrangements were not adequate for proper inspection, and, finally, that earlier In the game, before her ribbons were awarded, she had' made up her mind to present a protest on general principles for the porpose of protecting all the exhibitors from the unfair methods employed. "UNjrST, UNFAIR, «NHBARD OV" Mrs. Jones further states in her let ter that the "unjust, unfair and un heard of method Of judging animals" could never obtain at any other ani m<* show in any other part of the country. Mrs. C. E. S. Deßlin. when asked about the protests registered, declared: "I have no opinion concerning them. I have discussed them with no one and shall continue to ignore them. My duty in this affair is to judge the cats —not the owners. There are always some few people who are discontented with the decisions made at any exhibit, and all one can do is to be oblivious to them." Mrs. C. D. Weston, show manager, declared that the women of the club would pay no attention to the letter. "As every applicant signed an appli cation blank waiving all right to ques tion the decisions of the Judges I do not see on just what grounds Mrs. .lours is taking her stand. We shall pay no attention to the matter." Another source of excitement at the exhibition yesterday was the disappear ance of Fuzzy, a beautiful silver neu ter belonging to Mrs. Zoo B. Fuller, 14L' South Union avenue. SVirhe one opened his cage in the morning for a few moments and Fuzzy was missing when his owner appeared. Whether the animal was stolen or has slipped out to join the back fence concerts of his less aristocratic brothers is an open question. . The gate receipts have been so sat- isfactory that the club has decided not to close the exhibition till 10 o'clock tonight. As a result Herald, the, mas cot cat named after a morning news peper/wlll not be rafTled till 9 o,'clock this evening, nor will the voting for the most popular cat be closed any earlier. Most of the owners seemed quite will ing to leave their pets until tomorrow, but some of them objected on the grounds that it was too trying on the eat*. Mrs. Lew*< S. Stone, accom panied by her husband, Lewis S. Stone, leading man at the Belasco theater, made v visit to her pet. Buzz, and firmly refused to leave him there an other night. ( •'1 will bring him back in the morn ing If you wish it," said Mrs. Stone, "but I'm so sorry for these poor, tired things—they don't get the care or pet ting here they are used to at home, and I simply am not willing to leave Buzz h«re." Permission was given her to take the animal home, and there was rejoicing in the heart of at least one cat In the city last night. Yesterday mi visiting day for pedi greed cats not entered in the exhibi tion, and many beautiful cats were to be seen stalking majestically round gazing with pity at their confined friends. MANY SALES ARE MADE Though no record has been kept of the number of sales made during the exhibition the women declare that a great many anlmali have changed hands. The flub grts 10 per cent of each sale. All funds over and above expenses raised by the club are turned over to charitable organizations. The closing •social feature of the ex hibition will be the luncheon given today by the Los Angeles Cat club to visiting women at Fosgate's. Cats which won special prizes yes terday were Sir Fluffy, Mrs. P. B. Bueneman: Vanity Fair, Mrs. .1. C. Oirton: Stirling Sensation, Mrs. A. Franklin; Sunflower, Miss V. G. Eager; WHTtthayen Sterling, Mrs. W. C. Whit tenberger; Silver Dilre, Mrs. James R Qorham; King. Mrs. James E. Gor ham; Brutus, Miss Marie L. Webster; Abdul Aziz, Mrs. J. L. p'inan; Ernna Oirl, Mrs. K. S. Shirley; Oraibi, Mrs. W. C. Whittenberger. Many of these cats won more than one special ribbon and cup, and some of the cups have only been wqn ten tatively, it being necessary ■'to win them in several successive shows be fore ownership is established. REPORTS ON PROPOSED LAWS Reports of proposed lawn to be suggested to the legislature will be submitted at a final meeting of the advisory committees appointed by Meyer Uiisner, chairman of the. Republican state central committee, at the Palace hotel in San Francisco December 29 and 30. These com mittees, consisting of judges, attorneys and business men from various cities of the. state, have gathered much material to aid the legis lators In their work. PIONEERS, 97 AND 93, DIE SUDDENLY Mrs. Rachel Levy and John Mer rill Pass from Life in Los Angeles WOMAN A NATIVE OF POLAND Good Government League Lose* Member Who Was Promi nent in Campaigns Two pioneers in Los Angeles, both of whom were nearlng the century .mark, are dead. They were Mrß. Ra chel Levy, nearly t'7 years of age, who had lived in Los Angeles twenty-four years, and John W. Merrill, 93 years of age, who had been a resident of the city since it was a small town. Mrs. Levy died lato Thursday night at the family home, 1132 South Union avenue. The funeral was held yes terday at the home, Rabbi I. Myers officiating. Burial was In tho Jewisli cemetery. Mrs. Levy was born In Poland April 17, 1814, »and came from a long-lived family, her father having lived to the remarkable age of 104 years. -Mrs. lievy went to London In.her early life and came to Los Angler, in 1886. She •was prominent in , benevolent work until the last year, when falling health compelled her to retire. She leaves two children, two grandchildren and two -great-grandchildren,'all of Los Angeles. The sons are Charles and Sam Levy, the grandchildren being Sam G. Levy and Mrs. J. Morris. Ihe great-grandchildren are Marguerite and Harold Morris. BIEKKIM. ACTIVE IN POLITICS Mr. Merrill, known throughout Pico Heights as a strong adherent of the Good Government league, died at his Pico Heights homo. He had been a resident of Los Angeles for many years and was prominent in the Good Government forces of his precinct, be ing a stanch supporter of Mayor Alex ander* He was born in Maine In 1818, and while a young man was a Whig, but on the advent of the Republican party became a member of that party. Before coming to Los Angeles he re- Bided many years in lowa. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed. OHIO SOCIETY TO MEET The monthly reception of the Ohio society will occur next Tuesday evening In Fra ternal Brotherhood hall. 845 South FUT ueroa street. All "Buckeye*"- and their friend, are cordially Invited to attend ™? offUers tor the ensuing year will be elected VFtS£2*S!L Other totomtini n will include a "Greeting" by MUW A<l». ." • Ornv Marble of Cleveland, O.i ptano •OW, ■'",-,., we-' ((Tiopln.. Miss Margu-rii" .Femch; contralto solo, Miss Adallne .i.,y Mable, etc. .