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ROBERT BALFOUR'S DEATH.
A Dose of Carbolic Acid Taken Ac.
The accidental poisoniDg of Robert
Balfour, a resident of East Los
was chronicled by the Herald of yester
day, but as the information concerning
his death was received at a time too latp
to admit of the stating of particulars the
mere fact alone was mentioned. A
of inquest was impaneled yesterday
morning, and testimony was received
from those who were acquainted with th|e
details of tbe singular affair.
E. T. Shoemaker, Bt. D., testified that
he was called to Home and Abel's
drug store at 8 o'clock Friday evening
to see a man who had been poisonejl.
He found the deceased in a back rooh)
taking some sweet oil. He sraclled Df
the glass from which Balfour had drank
the material supposed to be poison, and
discovered an odor of carbolic acid. On
being questioned, Balfour said that lie
intended to take some pepsin and whisky,
but that the stuff when he drank it did
not taste like whisky. When asked to
indicate the bottle from which he found
the dose he indicated on the shelves a
bottle which- was found to contain
whisky, but one on another shelf above
contained carbolic acid. Both wpre
A. Vansull, the drug clerk, said that
while he was waiting on some customer,
he saw Belfour go behind the counter
and help himself to something out of a
bottle. Tbe deceased had stomach
trouble and a cough, and was accustomed
to help himself to medicines.
Wm. A. Home, the druggist, testified
that he had known Balfour for some time
and that he was allowed to come into the
store and help himself to the remedy
which he needed for bis stomach trouble,
which was the elixir of pepsin. On this
occasion, immediately after Balfour had
swallowed the stuff he came to Home
and asked what it was. The litter
smelled of the glass from which the dose
had been drank and decided that it was
carbolic acid. He immediately gave the
deceased sweet oil and sent for a physi
cian, but in spite of all that could be
done the man died.
Robert Balfour, the deceased, whs a
real-estate agent, a native of Ontario,
and about 20 years of age. He was a
well-known citizen of East Los Angeles.
Recommendations In Relation to
The Board of Fire Commissioners met
in regular session yesterday afternoon at
the Mayor's office. Present— jtayor
Workman and Messrs. Humphreys and
The bills against tbe Fire Department
were taken up and a large number were
Chief Moriarty reported that a frame
paint and carpenter shop was being
built in Mott Alley and that its erection
should be stopped. The matter was re
ferred to tbe Chief.
Mr. Teed recommended that a fire
hydrant be placed at tbe corner of Olive
and Fifth streets.
Mayor Workman recommended that
the Water Company place a fire hydrant
at the corner of Georgia street and Boyle
It was reported that the Board had
examined Turnverein and Mott halls
and the new Los Angeles Theatre. As
to the Turnverein Hall they recom
mended that a stairway be placed on the
south side of the building to empty on
Spring street, and that the stairway in
the rear be widened to leave an exit-on
the City Hall lot. In Mott Hall they re
commended that a stairway be placed on
front of the north side between the first
and second columns, and that a stairway
not less than four feet wide be placed at
the rear opening on Mott alley. The
Clerk was requested to notify the owners.
The Los Angeles Theatre was found to
be in a very satisfactory condition as to
Mr. Dade, who lives next to the Los
Angeles Gas Company, reported that
escaping gas has caused his wife to be
come seriously sick and referred the mat
ter to the Commissioners. As Mr. Dade
has already taken the matter into court,
he was requested to await the result.
A communication was received from
M. Kelleber, asking tbat the Bonchet
mill matter be referred to the City Attor
ney. So ordered.
Applications for positions in the Fire
Department were received from the fol
lowing: C. W. Bandle, J. H. Ward, J.
W. Cullmen, J. F. Springer. Ordered
Vail, Brownly and Schroder applied for
permission to erect a one-story brick
building in the rear of 510 S. Spring
street, to contain a five-horse power meat
chopping machine. Referred to the
Chief Moriarty reported that the new
engine house ou Pine street be fin
ished in about a month.
Mr. H. T. Warren applied fpr permis
sion to erect a shed with iron pillows
and a corrugated iron roof in the wood
and coal yard at 425 Spring street. Re
ferred to the Chief.
A Chance for Someone Who Wants
to Back Harriso|i>
Betting on the result of the campaign
was rather slow in town yesterday, tbe
odda not having changed during the last
two days. Advices were received from
New York yesterday that a bet of $25,000
to $20,000 in favor of Cleveland bad been
registered there during the day. A few
people who think that O'Donnell will be
tbe next Mayor of San Francisco ap
peared on the streets yesterday and
wanted to bet. They were soon accom
modated, odds of $100 to $20 being
laid that the Doctor will be left
out in the cold. Colonel Mike Welch,
Jr., of the Texas Pacific, who returned
from San Francisco on Friday night,
says that tbe weight of the money in the
Bay City is for Cleveland. Moso Ounst
has $60,000 in his safe that he wants to
bet that Harrison will be knocked out,
but can find no one to cover it. During
the last day or two odds of five to four in
favor of Cleveland have been offered in
several quarters, a good many hundreds
being put up at those figures. Mr.
Welch has a good story to tell on the
Chronicle men. He says that as he was
standing in the T. & P. office on Market
street one of the Chrvniele'i leading
reporters came in. They entered into a
palaver about tbe campaign and the con
versation turned on tbe betting that was
going on. "I tell you what it is," said
De Young's scribe in a confidential tone,
"we are nearly all Republicans up at tbe
office, but we have not bet a cent on
Harrison, and to tell the puth," in lower
tones and looking round to be certain
that no one was in hearing, "we are ail
putting up money on the sly on Cleve-
A LAND WAGER OFFERED.
The following communication was re
THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 4, 1888.
ceived at this office yesterday, and any
one who means business can be accom
modated by application here:
Editors Herald—l am the owner ot
lot 1, block 4, in tlie West Rosas tract,
situated on the corner of Alpine ant)
Montreal streets, fronting on Alpine 147
feet and on Montreal 84 feet; Alpine
street is graded and the tax paid. I
value the lot at $4,500, upon which there
is a mortgage of $2,000 and about $100
interest. I will wager my equity in this
property against property of similar
value that the Democratic National ticket
will be elected.
The value of my property and that put
up against it can be fixed by arbitrators
chosen in the usual way (you can name
mine), and any difference in the values
of the properties can be covered by mort
gage, or I have one or more other lots I
could put in, if necessary. W. H. S.
THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.
Satisfactory Bmlueu Done Here by
The railroad returns at this point for
the month of October are very satisfac
tory. The Southern Pacific does not care
to have i's exact figures made public, but
it is understood that the freight receipts
were in the neighborhood of $100,000,
and tbe ticket sales at both the up town
office and the depot $75,000, a total of
$176,000 for the thirty-one days. It
must be borne in mind that it has not
been a repiesentative month in the ticket
business, for during the past two weeks
overland travel has dropped off a great
deal on account of the approach of the
election and the general desire to remain
at home and vote. Local traffic, also, as
compared with the preceding month,
does not show quite up to the average, a
result, of course, of the excursion serv
ice being practically withdrawn. In the
freight department of the Southern Pa
cific it is stated that the receipts for Oc
tober show an advance of about
fifteen per cent over the preced
ing month, ano> that the goods
shipped in here have been of a good,
solid nature, consisting mostly of mer
chandise and general supplies. During
the month twelve carloads of household
goods were received, an evidence of the
manner in which new houses are being
founded here every day.
The Santa Fe people report a good
month's business here, although no
figures can be obtained. The company
has handled a good many raisins during
the month, special trains having been
sent out every third day for the past two
The Monrovia Rapid Transit road has
shared equally well. Travel is good in
both directions, and since the establish
ment of a bas line into the heart of the
city the company's revenue has doubled.
How tbe Strike on tlie Santa Fe
General Manager Dan McCool re
turned from San Bernardino at 5:15 last
last. Until his arrival nothing definite
was known as to the agreement made
by which the strike was settled, this
being unknown even to the brakemen
and switchmen themselves, who simply
acted in accordance with orders from the
committee at San Bernardino, and re-
I turned to work. Mr. McCool was seen
at the Hollenbeck by a Herald man
during the course of the evening, and in
response to an interrogation, said:
"Everything is running now just as it
did before any trouble occurred, and we
can handle all the freight and passengers
offered to us with as much celerity as
usual, I met the strikers' committee at
San Bernardino yesterday afternoon and
had a conference with them. (The com
mittee consisted of W. L. Bangus, bag
gageman, C. H. Cowan, switchman, and
J. P. Lane, brakeman.) We soon set
tled matters amicably, I being of course
willing, as I always have been, to pro
mote men according to their length
of service, if they have the
ability. As regards the six men. whose
promotion some time ago caused the
trouble, I agreed to reduce three of
them to brakemen and keep tbe other
three, and this proposition the commit
tee assented to. I do not think tbat
there will be any more trouble in future
as we thoroughly understand each other
All the trains that had been blockaded
were soon cleared out of the way yester
day morning, and in the evening the
special raisin train of twenty cars went
off at express speed as if nothing had
▲ PLUCKY DEED.
How a Runaway Was Stopped on
About 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon
a contingent of Pomona Republicans
came marching up Spring street headed
by a few musicians who made consider
able din. As they neared the Court
House a blooded colt belonging to Mr. J.
A. Cowell scared at tbe noise and ran
away, dragging a light buggy after him
to which he was harnessed. Mr.Cowell,
in attempting to check the frightened
animal, was thrown out, luckily escap
ing without injuries. When the runaway
passed the Temple Block it ran into one
or two posts, the result being that the
shafts were broken and the animal rid
den of his incumbrance. This made
him go faster than ever, and as the road
was crowded with vehicles he took the
pavement when outside of the Southern
Pacific office. It looked as if some one
would certainly be hurt, as the sidewalk
was crowded with ladies, and they ran
and dodged in all directions, accompa
nied by a good many of the sterner sex.
Outside the St. Charles Hotel, however,
was a young man who did not scare, and
he jumped at the horse as the animal
dashed by. He seized it by the bridle
and dragged the horse half way around,
throwing the steed off his balance and
the two came with a crash to the ground.
The nervy young man did not let go,
however, and in a few seconds he was
seen sitting triumphantly on the horse's
head. A round of applause went up from
the crowds which were watching the
plucky act.and the young man, who was as
modest as he was brave, retired from the
spot as soon as he had turned over his
charge to an officer, who soon after
wards arrived. He gave his name as
Charles Matson to a Herald reporter,
and is well known around town as driver
for the City Cab and Carriage Company.
The following Pullman passengers left
yesterday for Ban Francisco and tho
By the 1:15 p. m. train: Mr. Hallett,
Mr. Bigelow, C. Band, Mr. Herbert, Mr.
Weghein, H. B. Oolburu, W. B. Clure,
Mr. Oettleson, Gus Dorn, Mrs. Gelcicb,
A. S. Fonde, B. Shere, J. M. Hallett.
By the 10:30 P. M. train: E. J. Bald
win, F. W. Young, Miss Parker, Mr.
Haines, N. Both.
| Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoriau
note* from at Home and Abroad.
The New Theater.
Maurice Barrymore will be Modjeska's
leading man during her five week's sea
son in California.
During the week Hallen and Hart will
announce the election returns from the
stage at the Grand Opera House.
Nellie Marlborough, a San Francisco
girl, and for a long time a visitor here,
has become a member of the "Corsair"
A new dramatic paper has started in
San Francisco and is called the Western
Amusement Record. It appears to be
George Turner will take a hack at
blank verse with Madame Modjeska.
Charlotte Tittel has been engaged for the
"leads" with Madame Modjeska.
An attempt is being made to bring M.
Charles Gounod and M. Canaille Saint-
Saens, two distinguished musicians, to
this country, in a series of grand orches
Lawrence Barrett, the eminent trage
dian, is suffering from a complication of
diseases, which seriously affect bis per
formances. The greatest is a swelling of
the throat, which has the effect of muf
fling his once clear voice, rendering his
Fmma Abbott, who is to visit Los An
geles next month, sang for the week
commencing October 22d, at Salt Lake.
The company drew crowded houses, and
the reperptoire included II Trovatore,
Martha, Chimes of Normandy, Rose of
Castle, Norma and Fra Diarolo. Rhea fol
lowed for three nights, also drawing
crowded houses. The plays were Much
Ado About Nothing, Adrienne, Lecoureur
and a Dangerous Game.
Nat Cioeawln's marriage.
Nat Goodwin, tbe comedian, was
quietly married October in Chicago to
Miss Place of that city, to whom he has
been engaged for some time. Mrs.
Goodwin No. 2 is said to belong to a
family of social prominence. The lady's
name was mentioned in the papers in the
suit that was to have been brought
by Miss Farrell, the actress, against
Goodwin for breach of promise of mar
riage, and the engagement was stated as
one of the causes' for damages. Abe
Hummel, who is Miss Farrell's counsel,
smiled significantly when told of Nat
"I don't think it will make much dif
ference either way," he said. "I had
not heard of this marriage, but it does
not surprise me."
The little lawyer again smiled, the in
ference being that there will be an ami
cable settlement of the whole matter,
and that it will not reach the courts after
A Chicago dispatch says the lady he
married is Miss Nellie Baker, formerly
of New York.
Mies Lida Farrell, who sues Nat Good
win, spent the winter of 1887 in Los An
geles and became quite well known.
Tbe l.os Angeles Theater.
The welcome news is beard that Man
ager H. C. Wyatt has added another
theater to his list, the Los Angeles
Theater, on Spring street, between Sec
ond and Third, just being completed by
Mrs. Juana O'Neil. Mr. Wyatt has not
been looking after the management
of this new theatre, but Mrs. O'Neil,
knowing that he had made such a suc
cess of the Grand Opera House, and de
siring that her theatre should be under
the ablest management possible, sent her
attorney to Mr. Wyatt, and the result
was the drawing of a lease for five years.
Mr. Wyatt, as soon as the lease was
signed, departed for San Francisco to
secure the best possible attractions for
the new theatre, which cannot help but
become a most popular place of amuse
ment under his management.
Commencing with to-morrow night,
Hallen & Hart will produce Later On at
the Grand Opera House. Of this per
formance tbe Pittsburg Timet says:
The Bijou Theater opened auspiciously
last night. The house had its seating
capacity tested. Hallen & Hart, in a
new effort by H. G. Donnelly, Later On,
was the attraction, and the audi
ence stamped the medley as suc
cess. The piece is made to sustain
numerous jokes. There is plenty of
singing and good dancing. The farce
was excessively radical. The jokes were
exceptionally clever and mirth-provok
ing. As to the company, it is due them
to say that few, if any, better organiza
tions have appeared here.
To-night, and for the one time only,
After Dark will be given at the Grand
Opera House by the Webster-Brady
Company. A river of real water will be
on the stage and the piece will intro
duce a realistic underground tunnel
scene and a concert hall scene with M'lle
Bene and a number of specialties.
Yesterday morning in accordance with
the usual eiutom, Fritz Anschlag, the
murderer, was photographed. That por
tion of the public which is interested in
the study of physiognomy will be able to
own, if it so wishes, a fairly good conter
feit presentment of his homely featues.
A blacksmith removed his shackles, and
in company with Sheriff Kays, Deputy
Sheriff Jennings and Jailor Russell, the
condemned man repaired to the photo
graph gallery of Frank Schumacher.
Five different styles of attitude were ar
ranged and successively portrayed upon
the negative and a fac simile of his auto
graph taken to go upon each copy. He
was then taken back to bis cell and the
shackles again riveted upon his leg. He
seemed to enjoy the performance as giv
ing variety to his otherwise monotonous
existence. £ EM
Jose Napoleon, a Mexican, who has
frequently been in trouble with tbe po
lice, was tried yesterday before Judge
Cheney and a jury on a charge of assault
to murder. On the 12th of last August
he attempted to stab Officer J. J. Hawley
when the latter was endeavoring to quell
a disturbance in which Jose was the
chief mover. The officer threw up his
arm, and as the knife descended it cut
clear through to the skin, but was warded
off from his breast, at which it was
aimed. The jury found him guilty of an
assault with a deadly weapon, and he
will be sentenced next Wednesday.
Children In School.
The total number of children enrolled
in the city schools to date is 6,158; at
this time last year there were 5,025;
the average daily attendance at present
is 5,339; a year ago it was 4,386. The
per cent, of attendance for both y6ars is
Ilie finest ot the season at Seymour A JohDsoa
The original Anstrian-Hungarlsn Kitchen can
be found at the Vlenua Buffet, corcor Main aud
J. T. SHE WARD, 13 AND IS NORTH SPBINB STREET.
THROWING MONEY AWAY!
DOLLAR CORSETS for 25c.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER sth,
We offer 500 Corsets in the following sizes only—lB, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. A regular
dollar quality for 25 cents. If you can wear the size, they are dirt cheap.
We are closing this line.
OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF
HAUL'S : KABO : CORSETS
In sizes 18, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, worth and always sold ftom $1.25 to $2, and to
make the line complete we will add 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, of a regular $1,25
Corset, and will offer the entire line for one day only for
The biggest drive ever offered in this city in Corsets. We expect to sell a large
quantity. You had better be on hand early.
i3TWe are Sole Agents for the ROYAL C. T. CORSET, the finest fitting and best made
corset in this country.
WE ARE LETTING DOWN THE PRICES.
Schopper's Best Quality Black Cotton Hose, 35c. per pair easily worth 50c.
Ladies' and Misses' Black Ribbed Hose, size 8 to 10, 25c. per pair, actual value 60c.
Ladies' Fancy Striped Cotton Hose> 25c, always sells for 50c.
Ladies' Merino Vests, Long Sleeves, excellent quality. A regular 75c. article for 39c.
WHEN WE ASK FOR A CROWD, WE GENERALLY GET ONE.
—SPECIAL DISPLAY OF —
We have been busy the past few days making up a large line of
SPECIAL : NEW : STYLES
MONDAY MILLINERY DISPLAY.
We invite the ladies to this special exhibit, which comprises the largest line
ever yet shown by üb.
ffipt flats, folds ant fcpes^S.Sr
For artistic merit, real novelty and handsome designs and styles, the like has never
before been seen in this city.
We hope to show every lady in this city this special line of new designs. They
are worth all your time and trouble to see them. For obvious reasons these goods
will not be displayed in our windows.
SPECIAL SALES ALL THIS WEEK
-Dress : Goods : Dep't-
CLOAK AND SUIT DEPARTMENT
LOOK WITH ALL THINE EYES! THE BANNER SALE OF THE SEASON!
WE ARE OVERLOADED.
Our Stock Must Be REDUCED! Our Prices Are REDUCED I
NOTE OUR MONDAY OFFERINGS
-500 Walking Jackets, in stripes and checks, rolling collar, coat sleeves, worth from $2.50 to
50 Elegant SUk Plash Jackets, quilted satin lining, bell sleeves, $11 50; exclusive Cloak
Houses ask $18 for them.
25 ONLY —Seal Plnsh Modjeska Wraps, quilted satin lining, coat sleeve, chamois pocket,
handsome seal plush ball fringe, for $13 50. Exclusive Cloak Houses ask $21 for them.
We have an immense stock of Ladies' and Misses' NEWMARKETS AND ULSTERS.
CHILDREN'S CLOAKS in great abundance and variety.
All must be reduced. All will be sold regardless of cost. The stock must be reduced.
LADIES' SUPERFINE ELECTRIC GOSSAMERS almost given away.
ATTEND THIS SALE. IT WILL. PAY YOU. '