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SCURRYING FOR THEIR DOLLARS.
A Flurry in Financial Circles
A Plain, Straitrhlf.ii'Wrtnl Statement
of the Situation.
The City and UnWerslty Itioks Close
Their Doors—Statements From Offi
cers of All the Important
ll.iulis In the City.
The effect of a mental epidemic of 'ear
was evidenced yesterday by tbe peculiar
financial panic which eeemed to per
meate a certain class of patrons of the
banks of the city.
Much of the excitement was due to
tbe fact that large crowds of sight seers,
loafers and people full of curiosity weie
congregated about the banke.
There was no reason for yesterday's
excitement, and the peoplo who helped
to cauee it will admit that thuy were
mistaken before many weeks.
It was stated yesterday that Mr. I. W.
Hellman would arrive here today from
San Francisco. It was also stated that
a very large sum of coin would arrive in
tbe city this morning by special train
from tbe north.
Below ie given a plain, straightforward
Statement of the situation yesterday,
and interviews with representatives of
all the banks in the city.
MONEY COMING IN.
A rumor was circulating around the
streets yesterday that a large amount of
money had been received Monday after
noon from San Francisco through the
agency of Wells, Fargo & Go., and it was
also said that the wagon carrying it had
broken down under the weight. Differ
ent persons mentioned different
amounts, and $600,000 was one of the
With the intention of gaining some
facts which would throw light upon tho
authenticity of the rumor, a Herald
reporter called upon Wm. Pridham, as
sistant euperintendent of Wells, Fargo
Mr. Pridham stated that there bad
been a large amount of money received,
and tbat a much larger amount would
be received. The fact of the wagon
breaking down, he said, was correct, as
it had occurred in the Btreet outside bis
office window. He, however, i.tated
that the rules of hie company forbade
hie making known the amount of the
coin shipment or the persons to whom
it was forwarded.
"I will, however, say tli'iß," eaid he.
"I know that there is at present enough
money in bank in thie city to insure a
resumption of public confidence in onr
financial institutions. I will tell yon
this in the interest of increasing a
feeling of security, and I do so in order
that people may see that they have no
cause whatsoever for alarm, and I hope
they will soon appreciate this fact and
cease their seneeiess runs on the
Yesterday will be a day often referred
to by "tho oldest inhabitant" for years
hence in this city. It was a day on
which the feelings of many of the peo
ple "got the better of their judgment, and
losing tbat judgment they became
panic ctricken and imagined that they
were in danger of losing the bard earned
savings of years. If tbey had only
known tbat there was enough gold in
the banks of this city to pay
all the depositors, they would
have slaved at home and not exposed
thetnuelvee to the fierce rays of the sun
and the no less fierce emotions which
ranked their spirits until they onco
more grasped the gold they had on de
Yesterday morning dawned cool and
pleasant, and Old Sol little thought at
t hat time of the fierce passions nnd con
flicting emotions he wonld look down
upon before be commenced the woßtern
part of his journey.
the city hank closes.
The strollerH along Spring street about
10 o'clock caught sight of an ominous
notice, which was pasted on the front
window of the C.ty bank. It stated
that "owing to the stringency of tbe
money market, this bank has deemed it
fur the interest of its depositors to tem
porarily suspend. Tho depositors will
he paid in full."
A curious crowd assembled around
tiie doors but they wore principally
idlers, nnd few amongst the onlookers
we-o those having monoy on deoosit.
J.ittle fear was entertained by the de
pdsitorn of getting their money and the
last that tho last clause of the notice
read "paid in full," brought confidence
arid alter aome discussion the crowd
THE OFFICERS' STATEMENTS.
A. D. Childress, the president, stated
that the total amount ol dspositsin the
bank wero $130,000. Oi this amount
thero ia $28,000 of county money, which
is intact in the bank, and $10,000 of city
money, which is amply secured ny bonds
of members of the clearing, house and of
individuals. The county money is a
special deposit and remains in the
bank untouched. The city and county (
deposits aggregate $47,000, and that
leaves $1."3,000 to the credit of genewl
depositors. Mr. Childress Baid the book
assets, including the $100,000 capital
stock, ate $230,000, He felt euro that
before long the bank's securities woald*
be realized on and that every depositor
would be paid in full, even if the assets •
should shrink $100,000 in the securing
John S. Park, the cashier of the hank,
stated that on Mouday night the bank |
found itself in a decided ly weak condi-}
tion, owing to the run which had been
kept up on it all that day. In conse
quence of thie run a meeting of the di
rectors, consisting of J. J. S;:haliert, It.
Q, Lunt and A. D. Childress, was called.
These gentlemen met and conferred with
the officers of the clearing houee on Mon
day night and stated the status of their
hank fairly to them. The conference
was coutinued from 8 o'clock until 12,
and the directore of tho City bank of
fered the clearing hou»e iMciais eilt
edged securitiee amounting to $37,000 in
return for a loan of (26,000 iv gold coin,
which would bave helped them to live
out the run of yesterday.
The clearing house examined the se
curities, and finding 01 em all right,
ogreed to pay the City bank the amount
ot money requested before banking hours
yesterday. Tbe officials of the City
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bunk naturally slept peacefully; but
during tne night several of the officers
connected with the clearing house
changed their minds, and when Mr.
Childress callod for the money about 9
o'clock yesterday morning it was re
There was then nothing left for the
City bank but to close its doors, as there
was no time left to obtain help from
"The total amount of deposits wo
have in the bank," he said, "ia $180,000,
and our aiaets nre about $100,000 in ex
cess of these deposits. One-half of the
excess is in mortgages and the other half
"Our depositors will be paid dollar
for dollar, I know tbey will, and our be
ing compelled to clone the doors of the
institution and suspend payments, is
directly due to the failure of the clear
ing house to come to our aid."
THE UNIVERSITY DANK.
While the sudden closing of the city
bank's doors was under discussion on
the street it became rumored around
that the University bank nt First and
Broadtvav had fallowed suit.
Precisely at 12 o'clock the University
bank closed its doors and the drawn
curtainß gave a general appearance of
gloom to the building.
From the opening hour until that
time, depositors had hnrried in and
drawn their com. The run continued
until it. was thought advisable by the
bank officials that it be closed, and soon
a notice which read, "Bank closed, De
positors will be paid in .full," orna
mented tite front doors and stared in
ttio fecesof belated depositors.
cashier Arnold's statkmknt.
Mr. Arnold said yesterday that the
closing wag produced merely through a
lick of ready money. The bank did not
ask assistance from the clearing lioire
or any one. When it fonnd itaulf unable
to meet tho domande upon it in ready
money, it merely closed its doors. The
hrtiik is perfectly solvsnt and depositors
will get dollar for dollar. It owns the
building and land at the corner of Sixth
nnd Broadway, for which it paid $20,000
in cash (Wring dull times, and it owns
one half of the property it at present
occupies, besides owning netween J40,
--000 and $50,000 in roalty. Twenty thous
and dollars was all that was needed to
tide it over the difficulty. Judge li. M.
Widney, the president of the i>Ank, is
on his way east, to nd.irees the interna
tional congress of bankers at Chicago.
lio wae reached by wire at Kansas
City, and a telegram iv return from him
which announced that he would return
immediately was rend by a Herald re
porter late yesterday afternoon.
;. ,'i'Sjo £i4.i£p'ditt4e\l wilkeM
up tho atone steps to the closed doors,
and, after rWfing the notiea, went their
several ways, the expression on tiieir
faces ymvlng that although they had
uo.t succeeded iv getting their money.
They were confident that it was safe and
that they would eventually receive it.
C7< TUB LOS ANGELES NATIONAL.
About 12, o'clock tne paying teller and
clerks of the Los Angeles National bank
became conscious that tbe number of
the bank's patrons iutent on drawing
money was gradually ijjcieasing, and be
fore many minutes hid, gone by it Was
evident that ai nn Was on. When 1
o'clock arrive.l it found the front of tbe
batik packed with a struggling mass of
hninanity wliici! it required the ser
vices d_M>»rAl officers.to fcaep in order.
It was a qnio't cro-vdjhowever, and in its
nuuibeta coaapTMed puopl'i of all de
gree?, nationalities and vocations. The
swarthy negro elbowod the Caucasian
laborer,'and tbe'artnond-eyed subject of
tbo liowery kingdom stool aide by side
with the pale-faced girl in the poke
bontiet, w!.-i-f appearance designated
her ajaWiilsllil'l o' the Saliration army.
As quickly as the checks were pre-
Fefleu ttl <he teller, they were paid, and
although in a shor". while a line about a
hundred feet long was formed extending
north.on Spring street, each member
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when they reached the teller's window
received hia coin without delay.
To expedite mattera somewhat two
paying windows were opened and for the
last two hours a double row of deposit
ors walked up and received their cash.
Unobserved through all the eagerness
of tho seekers' after coin, came depos
itors, they were little thought of yester
day, yet tboy came nil the same. All
tbo business men who have dealings
with the bank sent in their deposits as
nsual and that one thing beyond ell
others, proves that the solvency and sta
bility of tha bank ie assured.
I Promptly at 3 o'clock the doors were
I closed, those depos'tors who were inßide
the hank at the time being allowed to
remain and get their money. After that,
entrance conlo only be secured through
the side door, and only then after a
searching inquiry from an officer in
charge. Nevertheless, about 10 minutes
after 3 o'clock a business man pushed
his way in and in the presence of a
Herald reporter made a deposit.
MAJOR RONBUR\KE TALKS,
Maj. George 11. Bonebrake, the presi
dent, said to a Herald reporter, after
closing hours yesterday, that he had
nothing to say, no sta'einent to make,
and he could not in the least account for
the run beyond tbe general panicky con
dition which at present prevailed over
the whole country. "There ie, one
thing, however," said he, "yon can state
that this bank is solvent; that it has
enough money to pay two dollars for
every one on deposit, and thia run can
zo on as long as it wants to, all demanda
will be met."
THE FIRST NATIONAL,
The excitement spread to the patrons
ef the First National and the officials
paid out money as fast as possible.
Threo extra paying tellers were em
ployed, and no hesitation was shown in
meeting any and all demands.
Mr. J. .VI. Eiliott, president of the
First National bank, was extremely
fatigued from the exertions of the day.
He did not at first seem to care to make
any statement, but finally eaid: "You
can etate thit thsre have been a num
ber of withdrawals of deposits, but the
institution has met every one promptly,
even after the hour of cloaing. As to
the condition of tbe other banks I can
not state. What msans, if any, to bo
provided to meet tne emergency will
rest with the action of the clearance
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NATIONAL.
During the morning the Southern
California National bank, in the Nadeau
block, corner of First and Spring streets,
transacted much the same business as
usual, 'latere was not much of a crowd
in the bank at any one time, and it
looked as if there would be nothing
much to chronicle out of the usual in
its transactions. In the afternoon,
however, there was a change, and before
the hank had closed $100,000 in coin
hak been paid out over tbe counter to
President Breed aaid to a reporter that
tbe condition of the bank was first-rate,
and its resources were well in hand.
Ho hoped there would be more reason
on the part of the depositors in the
banks today than yesterday, believing
that none of them could stand the
steady drain on their resources that
would folio v a general run. It could
not be expected that banks kept all
their deposita on .hand, and tbey would
be obliged to have time to meet an ex
traordinaay demand. He thought, how
ever, that if all the banka ahould close
it would be only a few daya before they
would resume. He did not believe that,
even if tbey should close, the depositors
would lose a dollar, with the exception,
possibly, of one or two.
"Referring to his own bank he called
the attention to the stockholders an 1
their resources, mentioning David Re
mick, who is worth at least $1,000,000 ;
W. H. Avery, $500,000; John Bryson,
sr., S. W. Little, Eras cub Welle of St.
Louis, worth several millions; W. H.
Holliday, Tbos. Goes, E. O. Bosbyshell,
Josiah Alsire, W. F. Bosbyshell and
himself. These gentlemen represented
many millions of dollars.
As to the cauee of tbe stringency Mr.
Breed thought it was started by tbe
condition of affairs at Chicago, where so
many millions of dollars had been spent
in preparing for a big trade and big
business, which had not materialized
the first months of the world's fair. It
had caused a great stringency, the effect
of which had been far-roaching. The
railroads had not made low enough
rates to tbe east, and these things taken
in connection with the financial prob
lems before the country had caused an
epidemic of suspicion to pass over the
country. Mr. Breed hoped for the best,
but it could plainly be seen that he was
worried over tbe possible outcome of to
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BAVINHS RANK.
J. H. Braley, cashier of the Savings
Bank of Southern California, was quite
confident as to tbe outcome of the sav
ings banks if the commercial banks hold
out. He found quite a crowd of depos
itors at the bank, corner of Spring and
Court Btreets, and some of them wanted
their money, Dnring the day depositors
who called were paid in part in accord
ance with the rules of savings banks,
and notice was given in tbe case of other
demands. Mr. Braley thought the
banks of the city were well prepared for
tbe emergency, and did not helieve the
flurry would last very long. He thought
depositors should show more confidence.
They might know that bankß could not
pay every depositor at once, and should
exercise more forbearance. lie Baid
that not more than $4000 or $5000 had
been withdrawn from his bank during
the day, and there had been some de
posits. He thought the stringency was
'ike la grippe, and was sweeping across
the country like a cyclone.
On ol the most deserted bank corners
in the city during the day was that of
tbe California bank, corner of Second
and Broadway. A reporter found Presi
dent Frankenfield and several of the
directors in the president's room. Mr.
Frankenfield said that there was money
enough in the bank and in transit to
pay every dollar, except the city and
county money on deposit. No run on
the bank had taken place during the
A few small depositors had drawn out,
but the bank had received the usual
amount of over the counter.
The closing of tbe. Oitizens*bank and
University bank had precipitated the
runs on other banks, and Mr. Franken
field believed that with a little time
their bills receivable would supply funds
to pay all they owed.
The bonks in the city, he continued,
aro in a condition generally to pay ell
they owe if the people will exercise com
mon sense. The amount of money in
the city at present is very little behind
what it wae in January, 18SS. The banks
have fortified themselves to the best of
their ability, and large amounts of coin
bave been shipped to the city during
the past two weeks. He did not con
sider that there wae any occasion for the
excitement, and believed it would blow
over in a few days.
STATE LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY.
Dr. W. G. Cochran, president of the
State Loan and Trust company was seen
by a Herald reporter and asked for his
views of the situation aud of the condi
tion of hia institution.
"In my opinion" eaid Dr. Cochran
with a emile, "it is an epidemical finan
cial grippe that is going over thecountry
the only remedy for which being tbegold
cure. In regard to this institution I will
say that the State Loan and Trust com
pany ia all right. It has a subscribed
capital of $1 tiOO.OOO an ! a paid up cap
ital of $700,000. The policy of the bank
has nt all times been very conservative,
and for that reason, together with our
large capital, we think we have the con
fidence of our depositors and hones do
notexpeot any marked withdrawal of
deposits, but rather expect an increase.
Our deposits subject to check are small
in proportion to the amount of business
we do. Our cash on hand is larger since
ever before in the history of the bank,
so it is impossible for us to be even
NATIONAL BANK OF CALIFORNIA.
Col. J. M. C. Marble, together with
Gen. M. H. Sherman, one of the
directors, were found in the private
office of the National bank of Califor
"What is your opinion of the situa
tion?" was asked of Colonel Marble, the
president of the institution.
"Well, I don't see that any advan
tage can be derived from talking in
regard to the matter. Seme people
think tbat there is. and others don't. I
am one of tbe latter. All I have to say
is that we are here and ready for busi
ness. If the people want to come, we
are ready for them.
"So far as I have observed of our
business today, we have received more
deposits than have been withdrawn.
We do not feel alarmed at the situation
and are fully prepared for what may
farmers' and merchants' rank.
Mr. H. W. Hellman, vice-president of
the Farmers' and Merchants' bank, was
hard at work among the clerks when
tbe reporter called, nnd it waa some
time before the official could be asked
for his views.
"I have nothing to aay about the
situation. We are too busy receiving
deposits. I do not care to express my
self, because it might hurt other estab
lishments. We are all right, however."
Another person who is well ac
quainted with the affairs of the bank,
said, "This morning we had four extra
men employed receiving deposits. This
trouble has been anticipated for fully
four months past and we were fully pre
pared for it. Onr vaults have been
tilled with an extra amount of funds
and private detectives have been em
ployed to gna rd them.
"There is now $250,000 on the way
by special train from San Francisco. It
is not sent for because we need ir, but
in order to be fully prepared for any
possible emergency. Thia bank ia the
strongest in Loa Angeles, and has the
Nevada bank with $9,000,000 at ita
LOS ANGELES SAVINGS BANK.
The cashier of the Los Angeles Say
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.—No Ammonia; No Alum.
iJ&ed in Millions of Homes— 40 Years the Standard
ings bank at No. 230 North Main street
ie Mr. W. W. Caswell, and after the
rush was over he was asked what effect
the panic bad had upon that institu
tion. He said: "The rush today has
been exceptionally heavy, but we had
no difficulty in meeting all demands.
We enforced the prior notioe on the
term deposits, however, as is allowed by
law, in order to protect ourselves. It
was not done because we could not meet
them but only to provide for any emer
gency that may occur. The full extent
of the withdrawals is not known now as
we have not footed it np, but the checks
on which the notice was required will
not be over $15,000. We are entirely
solvent and can readily meet any future
calls. If necessary, there is a large
amount of our money which we can ob
tain at an instant's notice."
bank of America.
"When we opened our doors this
morning we owed $500,000, of which
$.'500,000 alone was in our vaults," said
Mr. John E. Plater, president of the
Bank of America. "There has not been
the slightest flurry or excitement with
our depositors during the entire day.
An account was kept of the scared de
positors withdrawing their accounts,
and it was limited to •14 persons, the
money taken out being about $3:100.
"We bave, besides tbe $300,000 in the
vaults, $300,000 capital etock, and $20,
--000 undivided dividends, together with
over $15,000 of interest and small
amounts due us, which clearly insures
our position. Business with us has been
going along just the same as on any
other day, with probably more deposits
received than usual. The general situa
tion cannot be much more serious than
at present, aud it ie almost impossible
to "predict what will occur tomorrow.
There can be no trouble with our bank.
The depositors ure of the class that do
not become excited. Still, if they want
to withdraw their accounts we can pay
TUB SECURITY SAVINGS BANK.
J. F. Sertoli, cashier of the Security
Savings Bank and Trust company, was
very sanguine and expressed the most
perfect confidence in being able to meet
any run: "We have been pnt to no
particular strain. About 11 o'clock a
number of the depositors began to with
draw their accounts, bnt every one was
met without any trouble. Under ordin
ary circumstances we wonld have re
ceived any checks upon time deposits,
but in the face of tbe pre»ent flurry we
desired to prepare for any emergency,
consequently we required the proper
"The hank was opened at 8 o'clock
this morning, two hours earlier than
usual, and as you obaererve we are now
open, at 15 minutes to 5, still ready for
business. If the people want to come,
let them. We are fully prepared and do
not anticipate any trouble. We are per
MAIN STREET SAVINGS BANK.
J. 15. Lankershim, president of the
Main Street Savingß Bank and Trnst
company, was seen at his residence
last evening at 0 o'clock.
"There was not the slightest indica
tion of a rnn at onr institution. We,
of course, protected ourselves by requir
ing the proper notification of the time
accounts. This, of courso, beiog done
only to provide for any emergency. The
main trouble has not been with the sav
ings banks, which can protect them
selves by the above means, bnt with tbe
other institutions which have not this
means. I see no cause why anyone
sbouid become frightened over the situ
ation. Oar depositors have full confi
dence in üb, and we have ample meanß
at our command. I can not give auy
reason for the cause of the two auspen
sioca or Xt the apparent panic. All of
the banks were carrying the fnll Amonnt
that is Teqiaindin . tile ordinary. course
of business.-arjd-tbis- ; rpn capg-ht them
Jiie, axqnpt, due,
in my op'; * >n. 16 aov ... -riU'Biigemeot
by their ofrVeifcfs,' as 1, a»V •of' i rV institu
tions were*w6ll coniWr"! 4I» Pitssre need
bo no apprehensioni r,, as :, *uec clearing
house has, I understand!, Sent fot*l,ooo,
--000 from San Francisco, which will
probably arrive toniglii."
PLENTY OF THEM COMING.
A Passenger Agent Predicts a Large
One of the most energetic and suc
cessful travelling passenger agents of
the Santa Fe railroad, Mr. A. E. Cron
enwett, is in the city for a few days,
having brought through a large excur
sion of Pennsylvania and Ohio people
last week, numbering 150 persons.
Mr. Cronenwett has headquarters in
Chicago and has had excellent oppor
tunities in travelling through the east
to observe the tendency of the tide of
travel. Ho aays that he believes thero
will be a larger immigration to
California this fall than ever before. In
his work from ocean to ocean and fat
into the south be has fonnd indications
that lead him to make this statement.
Many people who go to Chicago will
not stop tbere when they have seen
the world's fair, but will continue their
trips to the far west in the fall, when
rates will no doubt be lower.
One very considerable part of Mr.
Cronenwelt's labors havo been amongst
the sturdy people in
various parts of tbe east, and he says
that the number who are turning their
steps westward is astonishingly large,
and that with their habits of industry
and thrift they will prove to be
one of the most valuable classes of im
migration to California. His acquaint
ance with them is very large and ex
tends through many states, and he has
already on foot several excursions dur
in tbo summer and fall.
The . busy life of an alert passenger
agent does not admit of much rest, and
Mr. Cronenwelt starts east Friday to
make arrangements for another large
excursion set for next month.
He has perfected plans for qnite a
large special excursion of me meters of
the Southern California Chautauqua
assembly to Chicago and the east next
month. It is expected that over 200
will avail themselves of the special
rates that have been offered. It will be
a jolly party and they will have a very
The guaranteed cure for all hesdaches is
Brooo-dsltaer—trlsl bottle 10 eta.
HERE IS A ZOLAESQUE STORY.
A Romance of Lqw Life from
A Father Makes His Discarded Mis
tress Marry His Son.
A Realistic Story Outlined Yesterday
Iteforo the Justice's Conrt — The
Defendant's Son nnd the
Woman on the Stand.
French realism in fiction has seldom
produced at its worst anything more
grotesquely horrible than the story
which was discingod by the examination
yesterday of George Miles, who is charged
with having, by means of duress and
threats to kill, forced into marriage with
his son, the woman with whom the de
fendant had lived for over 10 rears, and
by whom tie has a family of four chil
The facts of the case have already been
told, and are as follows: George Miles,
a saloon keeper of Santa Monica, dis
covered an intimacy between a woman
named Adele Stimpson, with whom he
had lived for Ml years, and his son
Charles, a young man of 22 years. It is
alleired that after making the discovery,
Miles made his son and the woman go
to Justice Bartholomew's conrt, and
there marry, Miles threatening to shoot
them both if they refused.
After the ceremony the woman swore
out a complaint before District Attorney
Dillon ciinrging Miles with forcing her
into the marriage by means of threats
against her life.
Justice Bartholomew wae called as the
first witness, and slated that during the
ceremony the greatest reluctance was
shown by both parties. The defendant
Miles took his son's hand and placed it
himself in that of his former mistress,
the woman ejaculating: "Please, George,
Charles 11. George, the defendant's
eon was called, and in a stupid manner,
with a silly smile on his expressionless
face, told tho story of his father's re
His father, he said, accused him of
improper intimacy with Adele Stimp
son, and told him he would have to
marry her. His father said that if the
marriage did not take place be wonld
kill them both if he had to follow them
to the end of the world. There had been
no mention of marriage between himself
and the woman before. It would never
have taken place had not the father
forced the affair.
District Attorney Dillon who con
ducted the examination for the state
then called for Adele M iles.
The woman who answered to tbe name
is decidedly the reverse of prepossessing.
Pale and haggard with the lines of
care and trouble lining ber thin features
| Adele Miles rose from her seat and ap
i proaching Justice Austin, said in an agi
tated manner, "I refuse to testify, I
want thecßse dismissed."
Astonished at the woman's change of
front, District Attorney Dillon rose and
begged the conrt to order the witness to
give her testimony.
In a stern tone Justice Austin ordered
the woman to take the stand and tell
tbo whole story.
It was a difficult matter, however, to
drag anything from the unwilling lips
of the witness, but at length ebe made
the following statoment: She acknowl
edged threats had been made against
her, and eaid that so many had been
; uttered that she no longer feared them.
The trne reason for her entering into
the marriage contract was becanee Miles
had told her unless she consented the
should never £te her children again.
She loved the (jhudren and wonld np.ye
taken anp steps' to prevent being separ
ated from them.
When asked as to whether she bad
been living on improper terms of in
timacy with Miles' son, the witness
hesitated and then refused to answer
the qneetion. She stated that the mar
riage wonld never have ocenrred bad it
not been for tbe threats of the defend
At the conclusion of the testimony,
Justice Austin remarked that he had
bnt one duty to perform. He wonld
hold the defendant in bonds of 12500 to
answer to tbe charge against him in the
Superior court. On motion ol District
Attorney Dillon, Charles Miles and the
woman, Adele Miles, were also held in
bonds of 1500 each to appear ac wit
nesses when called on by tbe Superior
In Lowell, Mam., agree In laying that they sell
more of Hood's Sarsaparilla than o.' all other
blood purifiers. For Instance:
E. C. Goodale: I sell more of Flood's' Barsapo.
rllla than oil other blood purifiers.
A. W. Dowa & Co.: Hood's takes the lead of all
C. F. Blancharp: We sell more of Hood's Sar
saparilla than of any similar.
Marstok & Shaw: With aa the aale o* Hood'a
la ft to 1 of any other kind.
r. <h E. Bailey A Co.: Hood'a Sarsaparilla If
one of the beat medicines.
Carltos & Hove y ■ nood's Sarsaparilla is one
of the best medicines we hare. Ita sale increases
F. P. Moody: We sell twice as mach of Hood'a
Sarsaparilla as of anything similar.
C. A. BWAH: Hood s is the most popular tarsa*
parllia of the day.
Thirty Other druggists speak similarly.
This popularity at home, where Hood's Saraa
parlPa and Its proprietors have been known for
many years, could not contlnae if the medicine
did not possess merit. And these facts should
certainly convince people In other sections ol
: the country that Hooo.'s Sarsaparilla ia a good,
Sold by druggists. $1; six for $.5. Prepared only
by C I. HOOD A CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Masa
100 Doses On** Hollar
& SPRING and SUMMER GOODS
Pr - :SS ' ; - a * Csf7 311 CompetltloH
f&jt' i-v 1 !; - lTe jiiat TinrchaaiH. ItHM full pieces
Serges will »>e mostly worn thfawfr
M*fjjffi*\\ son. I offer fJarroruttt Inadu to Order
SiU' t\ at an additional reduction In ■JjajHai
EljKVl \ ** r l-* ,w f*rice»- Don't fkil to see my
BHm \ display of Klepant Styles.
i|\ JOE POHEIM, Tae Tancr
■ E \ 143 SOUTH SPRING ST.
JLOrl ANC-KLER. CAL.
••S L.Aiich of San Francisco.
Baker Iron Works
950 TO 966 BDZNA V:BTA ST,
LOS ANQELES, CAL.
Adjoin lug the Southern Fart ,1c grounds, Tel
eoaoae 114. 7-Sti
/ rounded teaspoonful\\
/ of Cleveland's V,^ —assX'
/Baking Powder^ts§ aE^i*- > \
| does more and better workl
tthan a heaping
\tcaspoonful ;> *
\ of others. /
\ A large saving on a /
X.year's bakings, ,/o
H. C. WYATT, Manager.
WIOMI9DAY, JUNE 28.
LUDLAM SCHOOL OF ORATORY AND ARTS
TWO SPARKLING COMEDIES,
A BOX OF MONKEYS
THE LITTLE TREASURE*
Reserved Seats. 25c. and 50o„ according to
location. Box Ofllee open Wednesday at 9 a.m.
T) ARK THEATRE.
I FRED A. COOPER, Manager.
One Week, Including Sunday night,
COMMENCING MONDAY, JON* 19th,
"AMONG THE PINES."
MISS GBOROIE WOODTHORFB
In tha title role.
FEED A, COOPER and all the old S'.oek
GRAND MATINEE SATURDAY.
Prices: 10, 20 and 30 cents,
, Next week—CINDERELLA.
T. M. O. A. AUDITORIUM
SATURDAY I VKNI NO, JUNE 34,
PROF. M. S. AREVALO
WITH HI3 FAMOUS
GUITAR Ol_ U B .
Assisted by His Most Advanced Pupils and
gome of the Mot I'ro.nlnent Talent *
in the City.
Tickets, 50c.; Reserved seats, 75c For sale
at J. B. Brawn's Music Store. 11l North Spring
street, on and after Friday morning,
I7IIRBT GRAND EXCURSION
Ever given by the new
PASADENA AND MT. WILSON B. It.,
Under the auspices of
SIMPSON CHURCH AND SCNDAV SORO3L
And their friends, on
SATURDAY, .TL'.NE 34,
TRAIN LEAVES TERMINAL DEPOT AT 9 A.M.
Returning at 5 p.m.
Adult TlcXtts, $1. Children, 50e. For atlo
at Bartlett's Music Honse, 103 North Spiiog
Street, and at depot on Saturday morning.
All who desire to join in tnts new and won
derful trip can do so atths same low rate.
Finest scenery and steepest railroad In the
Tickets Issued will be limited to 500. All
who desire to porohase should do so early.
Take electric cars.
JUNE 21st 24th, 25th.
Admission 50c, Ladies 25c— Sundays and Hol
Ladles' day. Friday.
Game called Sundays at 2:30 p. D.t other
days, 3 p.m. 6-9td
ll 54 Sonth Sprint Street.
C. E. PENNELL and j. B. DUKE
Desire to announce to the pubUQ
that they have opened the
Old Turf Exchange,
AT 115)4 S- SPRING ST.
The great racing events at Morris Park
will be noted. All admirers ot horse flesh and
the public In general are respectfully invited
to attend. Gotd odds wilt be given on all the
events, and a full description given on every
race. 5-30 5m
NEW VIENNA BUFFRT.
Court st., bet Main and Spring sts,
F. KEKKOW, PROPRIETOR,
Free Relined Entertainment.
EVERY EVENING, from 7:30 until 12, and
Saturday Matinee from I to 4 p m
First appearance in Los Angeles of the young
aud talented song and dance artiste,
MISS NELLIE HOWARD,
And special engagement of
MISS LIZZIE HASTINGS,
Burlesque an 1 Comedy Artiste, aad
MISS EMELINE TENSFELDT,
Swedish, English, sad German Vocalist.
BERTH FAMILY ORCHESTRA,
MISS MARGUERITE BERTH, Directress.
#sflß*" Admission free.
Fine co amireUl lunch dally. Meats a la
carte at ail hours 3 24 ly
Corner First and Spring streets.
(Family aud ladies' entrance ou First it)
THE LA3T WEEK OF THE
VENETIAN LftDIES' TROUBADOURS
Will tender a concert ev'ry dayfrom 12 to 1:30
p.m. (during luacn hour.) also
• A GRAND CONCERT EVERY E"ENTNG:
From 7:30 p. m. to 12 m.
Only a faw weeks more of these celebrated
The best commercial I'inch in the city from
II s.m. till 2 p.m.,sn.i from 5 to 7 p.m.
A la carte from tt p ra. to 13 m. 5-18 tf
aSJManb Rooms 22, 24 A 25, fBMBEBBV
'HxrfyTr Schumacher block, üßlttTtw
107 North Spring St, los tsfSK*. M
A SET OF TEETH, $5.
All operations painless to a dasree that can
not fail to sstisf y. All work warrantee. Con
sultation and examination free. O lice hours,
.1 a. m. to sp. m, Open evanings iron 7to 10
o'clock. 3.11 l»r