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ELOIDA VIGNES'S PITIFUL TALE.
She Charges D. A. Ross of San
Pedro with Rape.
The Court Refuses to Admit the Baby
A Ban Pedro Pillar or the Presbyterian
* Church In Merloni Trouble.
Tha Olrl BMoki to
Eloida Vignes, a stunted-looking Mex
ican girl from San Pedro, told a remark
able story yesterday in department one
of tbe superior court in the trial of D.
A. Ross, oharged by her with rape.
The defendant is a respectable grocery
prenrietor, with an interesting family,
and if he has been cursed witb such a
ohgkge wrongly, it should be an easy
matter to aecsrtain from the ignorant
child who tells the story. He is man
ager of the Co-operative Grocery store
in San Pedrp.
The case has caused more widespread
interest in San Pedro than any of the
Beosational eases tbat have come from
tha* section, owing to the prominence of
tha defendant, and the doubt that fol
low! the astonishing statements of the
She is only 16 years old and there is
no doubt that she has been wronged for
there is a living witness to that fact in
the shape of a little 3 months old child,
which was in court yesterday. The girl
is not big enough to rise much above
the tables in the court room. She has
diminutive bands and coarse features
and is dark with the characteristic black
hair and eyes of her race.
It took all tbe forenoon to get a jury
in tbe case. The prosecution is being
conducted by Mr. Davis, deputy district
attorney, and Mr. Savage of San Pedro
is associated with bim. The defense is
represented by Col. G. Wiley Wells.
The jury empaneled is as follows:
Ruben A. Burk, John F. Branch, Charles
Elton, D. B. Fisher, Geo. Gephard, F.
A. Hollenbeck, Stephen R. Ibbotson,
Henry D. McDonald, John D. McOomb,
Geo. Robbins, Louis J. Stengel, F. R.
Tbe first witness examined waß a San
Pedro photographer, F. H. Rogers, who
bad taken photographs of the premises
where the crime Ib alleged to have taken
place. He explained the pictures and
they were admitted as evidence.
Tbe defendant observed the proceed
ings witb the liveliest interest. His
wife, a refined looking and really pretty
little woman, came with bim to the
court room, but did not remain long,
taking ont with ber a little flaxen-haired
boy who was too young to understand
tbe nature of the case.
The prosecuting witness, Eloida Vig
ness, was not a good witness. It was a
case of pump from the time she took the
witness stand until court adjourned,
and juuge Pierce, who presided, took a
band in the pumping process himself
with varying degrees of success.
The girl was a curious witness. She
■eemed half idiotic at times, scaring at
counsel in a meaningless way at tbeir
repeated questions until, just as their
patience was worn ont, she would clearly
nnd concisely answer, and retire into
her shell again.
Her story was that a few days after
Columbus day. in Ootober last fall, she
came home from school at 2 o'clock.
Her mother told ber to go to Mr.
Ross's store and get some coal
oil. She took a beer bottle to
put it in, and went. When she reached
the store no one seemed to* be tbfcf>\
She stood by the counter ancf rappssi.
Suddenly she was seized <tarMsJMtMsb
by Mr. Roes, who lifted tier ia his arias.,
like a baby. She struggled to release I
herself and cried out, but ha. had his
•rm over ber mouth. Kicking and
struggling he carried her back to tbe
rear of the store, out the back: door,
across the back yard about 75 or LOO
feet to a store room, and entering put
her down, shut the door and locked it.
Then he told her that ehe must submit
to him. She refused and tried to get
away from him. He still held her,
however, and threw her down on come
sacks of barley. She slipped off, bnt
he placed her there again, and outraged
her. Afterwards she said she could
hardly walk, and when she reached
home crying ber mother asked her what
was the matter. She told her that Mr.
Ross tore her dress sleeve, bnt told her
nothing more at that time. She did tell
a school-girl, however, all about it.
The witness then said her mother cent
her to the store about n week afterward,
and Mr. Ross again attempted to force
ber to submit to him. She gave the
details of vulgar and indecent actions on
bis part, and said he pulled a revolver
and threatened her with it.
All this was elicited after repeated
questions by couusel and attorneys,
and as tbe incidents were one by one
obtained tbe sandy-haired defendant
would shake his head and assume a
look as if saying to himself, "0, what an
A clash between counsel occurred
when tbe prosecution tried to introduce
the baby in the case. The poor little
girl on the witness stand, alter saying
she is 15 years old, wae asked il she had
had a child, and answered in the affirm
ative Bhe wae then asked who wae its
lather. She promptly replied that it
was "Mr. Ross's."
Mr. Davis then asked to have the
child brought in and exhibited to the
jury. Tbe little one is a real flaxen
haired baby and totally different from
the dark child-mother. Tbere was a
anappy argument by counsel, and Judge
Pierce sustained an objection made by
Oolonel Wells. The wails of the baby
were heard in the distance, but it waß
not produced in the con-t room.
On cross-examination the whole story
told by the girl was gone over piece-
Ceal, and it was astonishing how faith-
Uy she stuck to hsr story, although
there were so many improbabilities
about some portions of it. She was still
undergoing examination when court
adjourned for the day.
CLAIMS IT IS BLACKMAIL.
San Pedro has been torn up about
Shis scandal for a long time. Mr. Ross
is a leading church member in the
Presbyterian chuich in that city. He is
about 85 years of age, and there arei'
rumors that he has been mixed up hi
agly scrapes about women before, which
oe denies. He claims that when be
heard of the charge made by
Eloida Vignes, through her stepfather, a.
aaan named Olementson, that individual
offered to compromise with him for
,1000. He at first indignantly refused
to have anything to do with tbe man,
out afterwards thought better of it. He
teemed to consent to a monetary ar
rangement and dickered with Clement
on to get his signature to a document.
He had two men concealed to hear the
conversation, and whan Clementson
signed tbo paper Ross turned on hi m
and told bim to c'.earout. Tbe criminal
charge was made a day or two after
The church people in San Pedro are
very much wrought up over the charge
agaiqst Mr.'Rose, and there are a large
number of witnesses in attendance. One
of the witnesses foi- the prosecution
named Grant, who had 'ailed to show
up although subptcnaed, was brought in
by a deputy sheriff just before court ad
journed and looked sorry, as tboug'a he
would rather he anywhere else than a
witness in this case.
READY FOR RIVERSIDE.
The Bloyollst* Preparing for the Coming
As far as bicycling is concerned, this
city will be dead. From today until
tomorrow evening there will be a general
hegira of riders to Riverside to be in
time for tbe Saturday events.
Jenkins, Holbrook and Gatenebury
left yesterday, and many more will leave
Ttie principal event at tbe track yes
terday was the appearance of the Santa
Paula wonder, Williams. Tbe young
fellow is accompanied by his trainer
and a contingent of admires, who have
some money to place upon his chances.
Williams is a pleasant-looking young
man and is rather small. He weighs
ebout as much as Jenkins, but has more
flesh on his legs than that embodiment
of grit. The Santa Paula man has a
very pretty method of pedaling and all
those at ihe track who sew him agree
that he is a very clever rider.
For the sake of those who are with
him, it is to be desired tbat he will
come up to their expectations.
THE CHINESE ARE GOING.
FOUR OP THEM ORDERED DE
POUTED BY JUDGE ROSS.
The Proceedings Yesterday In the fed
eral Courts — A Technicality
Fall* to It,, of Service.
Four out of tbe five Chinamen ar
rested under the Geary act at Cahuenga
were tried yesterday afternoon before
Judge Ross, in the United States dis
All four were given separate trials,
and all four were found guilty as charged
and ordered deported.
Fong Louie's was the first case taken
up, United States District Attorney
Denis and Willougbby Cole appearing
for the prosecution, and Attorneys
Hotchkiss and Ling for the defense.
Deputy Marshals Hamel and Gard
testified to arresting the defendant, and
also to his declaration that he bad no
certificate of registration.
The defendant stated in bis own be
half tbat he was 50 years of age and had
worked on American soil for 19 years.
He was partner with six other Chinese
in a INK acre tract of land.. Ho possessed
two shares while his companions held
Tbey paid $6 per acre yearly rental,
shipping the proceeds yearly to San
Their land was rented from Col. I. N.
Dunkelberger and Mr. Hayes.
Colonel Hutchkiss's strong point was
that a farmer leafing land wns not a
laborer. The technicality was.'liowever,
overruled by Judge Rose, who ordered
tbe defendant deported.
The remaining three Chinamen were
then tried,.and the same state of facts
elicited. 11 "•>-«-! X ofQ.)
All were ordered 1 dßprMeß.
informed a no
more warrante would -ha 4uwed until
Monday next, there being already 30
cases sot for trial in-the next few days.
Another restpon creday is tbe size
of the county jail,'whiontls"*'**: insuffi
cient size to accommodate^the numbers
of Chinese who would be- arrested were
warrants issued when demanded.
luiprovvmsnta at the Pnleoe.
Even the old patrons of the popular
Palace would be surprised when tbey
enter Papa Schurtz's home of joy, cor
ner of First and Spring streets. The
improvements have been great, and
everything is in readiness for the grand
opening of the concert season on Satur
day evening, when a gala night is in
store for all who may attend. The stage
has been carpeted with body brussels
and tbe grand square piano is second to
none in Los Angeles.. All of the private
rooms have been neatly arranged for the
comfort of the guests, and numerous
other necessaries that tend to make a first
class place of amusement. The Palace is
a place visited by the best class of people
in the Angel city, and one can
go to the Palace without any
feAr of being deceived as to
the character of the place, as Papa
Schnltz is known toconduct nothing but
a first-class establishment. No singing
or dancing is allowed at the Palace.
The best entertainment in the city, as
you will Bee by visiting this popular
place of amusement on and after Satur
day night next.
The Galen Institute.
Office, 305)4 South Spring street, Los
Angeles. From their experience in the
hospitals ol Europe and Ameaica, their
knowledge of the rapid advancements
that have been made in diagnosing and
treating diseases in the last few years,
can teli the probability of a cure in all
caees of chronic diseases. Tbey make
every case a Special study, and will not
take any caee unless there is a moral
certainty of making a complete cure.
Tbey will guarantee a complete cute in
every case they take for treatment. Ser
vices free of charge.
A Bnre Thing.
If you have relatives or friends who
are addicted to drinking excessively or
using morphine, opium, cocaine or to
bacco to an injurious degree eend tbem
to the W. H. Keeley & Co. gold cure,
I South Main street, where the cure
will oe guaranteed or no pay taken.
Holiday services will be held at No.
South Spring street, at Masonic
pall. Commencing Sunday evening,
September 10, 1893, Rev. A. W. Edel
n»n officiating, assisted by Mr. Sqnul
man. Secure seats at 203 North Main
The Ulenwood Stovo
Can only be had at the W. C. Furrey
company, 109 to 173 North Bpnng street.
You can save 40 per cent in fuel by us
ing this stove.
Papa Schnrtz is again to the front.
Saturday night is the first appearance
of the finest ladies' orchestra that has
ever appeared in Lob Angeles.
LOS ANGELES HERALD; THURSDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 7, 1893.
SOME SEASIDE SUMMER SPORTS
The Polo Clnb Races at Santa
An Attractive Programme Arranged
for Next Saturday.
The Gentlemen Who Will Be In
Charge — The Various Events
■nd the Entries.
Tbe fourth annual races of tbe South
ern California Polo club at Santa Monica
on Saturday, at 1:30 p. m., are causing
considerable excitement and interest
in sporting circles, not only at the city
by the sea, bnt in Los Angeles and else
The pretty track is in most excellent
condition, as are the horaes, and consid
erable money has at tbis early date been
put up by the friends of the blooded
stock which will run and trot to win.
The track presents a pretty picture
daily of the horses as they are worked
and speeded, while the adjacent park is
full of onlookers with opera glasses and
stop watches trying to form estimates
of the condition and speed of the
various flyers for use in the pool box on
The following gentlemen have kindly
consented to officiate in the respective
capacities: Stewards, M. S. Severance,
E. J. Gorham, H. A. Winßlow, J. E.
Hoy, W. H. Young, J. B. Proctor, F. G.
Ryan, D. D. Ackef, C. E. Maud.
Judges—E.- Ryan, R. Bettner and R.
Clerk of scales—-H. R. Ward.
Clerks of course—C. E. Maud.
Starter—E. W. Barry.
& Handicapper—C. E. Maud.
The entries cloeed on Tuesday night,
and will here be fonnd a complete list:
In the first event, the Miramar handi
cap, $20 added, for ponies, entered by
members of any polo club, top weight
170 pounds, distance six furlongs, there
are seven entries; the weights have
not yet been annonnced: A. Van der
Gracht, gray gelding Portobello; Rob
ert Banner, bay mare Santa Monica;
R. P. Carter, brown mare Oollen; G. L.
Waring, bay mare Kittiwake; W. n.
Young, brown mare Rita; H. R. Ward,
black gelding Beachnut; 11. R. Ward,
road gelding Gray.
This will be an interesting race and
Kittiwake, Rita and Santa Monica will
be heard irom at the finish. Beachnut
and Gray are, comparatively speaking,
new comers, and tbeir speed is a matter
of conjecture to many.
In tbe eecond race, for the Brooks
hurat stakes, $20 added, for polo ponies,
top weight 1(14 ponnds, weight for
inches, 10 pounds extra for winners on
the flat, two furlongs, there are seven
entries: J. Parker, brown gelding,
Canejo, 164 pounds; G. L, Waring, bay
mare Santa Clara, 166 pounds; G. L.
Waring, bay gelding King Pin, 156
pounds ;C. K. Maud, gray mare Dawn,
160 pounds; J. B. Procter, chestnut
stallion Rex, 150 pounds; E. Templar
Allen-bay mare Fancy.
W. H. Young, brown mare Shiela, 160
pounds. This will make undoubtedly
the most exciting race ol tbe meeting.
All the entries being fast, and for some
nnaccountable reason it being tbe race
of all others that the owners are desirous
of winning. Canejo has gone the dis
tance in 25)£, so it is said, with bis
weight up; and Santa Clara and King
Pin are both good ones. Rex is one of
the best , polo ponies, and Dawn very
speedy, while Shiela is a great favorite.
Fancy is a new one to Santa Monica
sports. Knowing ones pnt up the finish
about as follows: Santa Clara first,
Canejo second, and King Pin third.
In the race for trotters and pacers,
mile heats to harness, two in three,
$25.00 added for the Arcadia stakes,
there are eight entries: C. Hawes'
black mare Raven, A. D. I lawet' grey
mare Molly, M. Marquez'a chestnut
gelding King, J. J. Chapman's brown
mare Linda, A. F. Machado's brown
horse Xl Volante, B. Talamontes' bay
horse Santa Rosa, R, Bettner's chestnut
mare Polo Maid, and S. Cbatfield's
brown gelding Lemons.
If this does not make a good race,
there is no combination of horses in
Southern Oalifornia that will make a
close and exciting one.
In the fourth on the programme, for
the Hoy stakes, one mile for horses,
catch weight, $20 added, there are three
entries: Antonio Valdez's bay stallion
Bon Juan, 6. Chatfield's chestnut geld
ing Santa Monica Boy and Machado
Bros.' chestnut horse San Joaquin.
In the fifth event the Winslow pony
race, for polo ponies, $20 added, top
weight 148 pounds; weight for incites 10
pounds extra for previous winners on
tbe flat, distance half a mils, there are
three entries: J. Packer's bay gelding
Canejo, 146 pounds; G. L. Waring's bay
mare Santa Clara, 166 pounds; O. E;
Maud's chestnut mare Polly, 125 pounds.
This will be a hot race from start to
finish, and Canejo and Santa Clara are
out for blood.
In the Acker, hurdle race, the next on
the programme, top weight 150 pounds,
weight for inches 10 pounds added for
previous winners over hurdles, six fur
longs, over four hurdles 3 feet 6 inches
high, there are five entries: R. Bett
ner's bay mare Santa Monica, 166
pounds; W. H. Young's brown mere
Sheila, 160 pounds; G. L. Waring's bay
mark Kittiwake, 146 pounds; G. L. War
ing's bay gelding Honest Injun, 166
pounds; E. Templar Allen's bay mare
Shiela is an unusually good hurdle
man, and has never been beaten before,
having won several hnrdle. races. The
talent are backing hor.
The Consolation race, $10 added, will
close the day's sport. It being for ponies
that have not run first or second during
GOSSIP FROM THIS TRACK.
Book Santa Clara for the Miramac
Canejo is running like a winner.
Chapman's brown mare Luia will he
a party for some.
G. L. Waring has worked hard to
make tbe meeting a success.
In the half mile race look a little out
If the interests keep np a pool box
will net a handsome revenue.
The races ell will be good and worth
attending. To get to the track take the
street cars and driver will stop at the
The ladies are betting candy and
gloves at a vigorous rate.
H. H. Houghton of the Western iron
works, San Francisco, is at tbe Westmin
ster. He reports the prospects for the
midwinter fair very promising.
He Returns from Chicago and Describes
C. D. Willard, secretary of the cham
ber of commerce, arrived in the city yee
terday morning from Chicago, and at
once asßumed bis official duties.
He expressed himself as much gratified
on again being in California, although he
had a pleasant trip in Chicago, his for
"The fair exceeds all of my anticipa
tions," said Mr. Willord. "The build
ings are most magnificent, a visitor
being impressed not so much with what
is in them as with their external grand
"I was especially pleased with tbe
California building and exhibit. It is
very handsome, and far surpasses all of
the other state buildings.
"Affaire in tbe east ere ,in a deplora
ble state, business being badly demoral
ized. Chicago, however, of all tbe large
cities, is perhaps the morst fortunate, as
she has about $500,000 income every
day. There are fully 100,000 visitors in
tbe city, and $5 a day ior each is a very
conservative estimate. I do not think
that the city will suffer materially when
the fair is over, because by that time
tbis present depression and panicky
state of things will have subsided.
"California is in a far better utate than
the east, and can certainly congratulate
herself. One cannot appreciate the
condition in tbe east until he Bees it.
In Chicago the unemployed are allowed
every possible opportunity to express
themselves. The mayor, Carter Harri
son, believes in giving the people a
chance, and they are allowed as much
freedom as is possible.
"Tbe indications for a large tonri.it
travel to Southern California are very
excellent. We passed the chamber of
commerce excursion near Flagstaff.
THE FIRE COMMISSION.
THE BOARD TRANSACTS CONSID
ERABLE ROUTINE BUSINESS.
The New Engine Housed—Some Trans
fers of Employees or the Depart
ment —Little Matters Which
Were Acted Upon.
The meeting of tbe fire commissioners
yesterday resulted in the transaction of
no unusually important business. Al
most the entire session was consumed in
disposing of routine business.
Tbe report of the chief showed tbat
the new engine, No. 8, had been placed
in enginjahouse No. 2, the latter engine
being pierced in the shop for repairs.
Alarm box 54 bad been removed from
Union avenue to Temple street and Bel
mont avenue. The report was adopted.
A petition was received and read ask
ing that the commission reconsider its
action in transierting Engineer Nessler
of No. 2 to another district.
Engineer Wetzel was transferred from
Adams and Main streets to the Sixteenth
street station, and Engineer Stoermer of
No. 4 was assigned the Adams and Main
streets station. Engineer Nessler was
transferred to Stoermer's place.
A month's leave of absence was
granted Frank Le Barr of Park Hose
company, and A. J. Springer was se
lected to take bis place ior the time. .-
M. J. Blaidsell's proposal to Bell a
hprse to the fire department was referred
to the chief.
The street superintendent presented a
communication asking that 300 feet of
hose be given the department to use in
flushing sewers. Filed.
A motion waß made that D. Patterson
of chemical No. 1 be transferred to Park
Hose on the ground tbat ho and others
of the former place could not gel, along
together. The matter was referred to
tbe chief for further investigation.
Notice was read to the effect tbat W.
R. Price of the Hook and Ladder com
pany had been badly injured by sliding
down tha pole and striking a chair, and
was confined to his bed. This was alao
referred to the chief to investigate.
Oases on Trial Yesterday nnd New Snlts
The trial of Joseph Hughes was set by
Judge Pierce yesterday for October 2d.
An information was filed by the dis
trict attorney yesterday against James
Dunn and Frank Pierce, charging tbem
with assault to rub.
The examination of A. H. Roche was
partially had in Justice Bartholomew's
court yesterday on a charge of making
threats, preferred against him by J. H.
Preliminary papers were filed in the
county cleric's oflice yesterday in the fol
lowing new cases:
German American Savings bank vs.
W. T. Henning; suit for foreclosure for
Divorce proceedings have been com
menced by Millie James vs. Walter W.
Petition by Frederick Meyer for pro
bate of the will of J. Eichenberger. the
estate being valued at $5450.'
Petition by S. S. Scofield for letters of
administration upon the ostate of Mary
F. Scofield, the estate being valued at
Routine Business Transacted at Yester
The board of supervisors held a ses
sion yesterday and transacted come
A saloon license was granted to Frank
White at San Gabriel.
The petition of Samuel Barnes for the
abatement of a nuisance at the corner
of Pico and Ninth streets, on the prop
erty of Mr. Ballerino, was referred to
Dr. L. S. Holland, health officer ot Ba
Bids were opened for stationery from
tbe following persons: Gardner oi Oliver
1841.90; Stoll & Thayer, $1800.54, and
Lazarus & Melzer, $1797.93.
"The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.—No Ammonia; No Alum.
Used in Millions of Homes— 40 Years the Standard.
GENERAL WASHINGTON NOTES.
The President's Health Said to
How Speaker Crisp Called Down Ex-
The and Means Committee and
the Tariff—Col. C. P. Lincoln's Lat
est Play — Oosslp About
Regular correspondence to the Hebald.
Washtnuton, Sept. 1, 1893.
President Cleveland, in accordance
witb the announcement made when he
left Washington, just after the extra
session met, is back at bis desk in the
White House, and his appearance is tbe
best refutation of the many silly sensa
tional stories that have been published
within the last week about the danger
ous condition he was in. He probably
never dreamed, when be was having
those two troublesome teeth extracted
and their ulcerated roots cut out, two
months ago, that it would by-and-by
grow into an operation in which the
greater portion of his jawbone would, in
tbe mind of the sensational writer, have
to be cut away in order to remove the
terrible cancerous growth. In short, it
was but another version of tho familiar
old story of the man who vomited three
biack crows. President Cleveland is not
sick, and be has not been Bick since he
left Washington. In fact, there were
few days Trhile he was away that he did
not perform some of his public duties,
aB tbe records in the office of his private
secretary will show.
The passage of the bill for the uncon
ditional repeal of the purchasing clause
of the Sherman silver law 'by the house
has foenssed public attention upon the
senate, where financial Bpeecheß are now
the order of the day. How long the sen
ate wiil talk before voting is a question
that will be answered differently by nine
out of every ten in Washington. Two
weeks is tbe Bhorteßt time given by any
one, and the longest goes away up in the
months. An agreement of some sort
will have to be reached before a vote
can be taken, and tbe silver senators de
clare they wiil make no agreement, un
less the Voorheee bill, which has been
reported as a substitute for the Wilson
bill that was passed by the house, is
amended in a manner satisfactory to
them. The Democratic leaders, how
ever, are confident that an agreement
will shortly be reached.
Procastination may be the thief of
time, as the old school adage says, but it
isn't getting a chance to steal much of
it from the house ways and means com
mittee, which has buckled right down
to the tariff question with the determi
nation to report a reform tariff bill at
tbe extra Bession, or very early in the
regular session. While the committee
is not disposed to encourage long-drawn
out bearings of every Tom, Dick and
Harry who may think themselves tariff
experts, it will grant proper hearings to
all parties who by reason of tbeir promi
nence iv lines of business that may be
affected by a change in tbe tariff have a
reasonable right to be heard. The hear
ings will begin Monday and end Septem
ber 20th. ,
Speaker Criep did a very unusual,
although not unprecedented thing, when
he called Representative Richardson of
Tennessee to tbe Speaker's chair and
descended to the floor oi the honse to
reply to the -unjust end uncalled-for at
tack which .ex-Speaker Reed made upon
the new rules of the bouse. Mr. Reed
was surprised, and before the speaker
got through, disgusted to find himself
justly held up lo the scorn of the house
and the country for having falsely
claimed that the new rules were in tbe
line of the notorious rules with which
he gagged the houso of tho 51st con
gress. It is not the first time that Mr.
Crisp has proven himself more than a
match for the Maine blusterer, and it
will not be the last. The difference be
tween the new rules of the house and
tbe notorious Reed rules is precisely
that between the government of ths
United States and the government of
Russia —the new rules put the authority
for shutting off debate in the hands of
the majority of tbe house, where it
alone belongs, and the Reed rules put it
into the hands of Reed, making him
more of an autocrat than would be
tolerated in any legislative body of the
It is queer how some things work. It
is now said that Col. Chas. P. Lincoln,
who was deputy pension commissioner
under Baum, and who ha*i lately gained
some notoriety by publicly announcing
his intention to test in the courts the
right of the commissioner of pensions to
suspend pensioners, except in cases
where fraud is proven to have been
used in 'securing the pension, got the
scheme up for no other purpose than to
boom his candidacy for commander-in
chief of the G.A.R. at the coming en
campment of that organization at Indi
lt is regarded as significant that
Speaker Crisp should have attached "If
I am in Washington on tbat date" to his
acceptance of an invitation to deliver a
short address at the centennial celebra
tion of the laying of the corner stone of
the capitol, to be hold on the 18th of
September. It is taken to mean that
the speaker thinks the extra seesion
may adjourn before that date, and con
sequently that the senate will he prompt
in acting on the Voorheea bill.
Two Petitions Presented for the Coun
Two petitions were Hied with the clerk
yesterday for presentation to the coun
cil next Monday.
The property owners on the west Bide
of Central avenue, between Pico and
Fourteenth streets, ask the council to
order a cement sidewalk on the streets
and places named.
1). E. Crowley asks for an extension
of time in which to complete tne grad
ing and curbing of Bonnie Brae Btreet
from Temple to Bellevue.
FREIGHT AGENT HYNES.
lie Reports Better Business Conditions
ln the East.
General Freight Agent 8. B. Hynes of
the Southern California Railway com
pany has returned from a business trip
to San Francisco.
His statement of the condition of
business in the east is very encouraging.
He stateß that confidence is returning
in all lines of business, that money on
change ie getting easier every day, and
tbat there is every indication of return
Tbe attendance at the Chicago fair is
increscing every day and there is every
reason to believe that it will be a finan
The freight traffic on all lines is im
proving, though he is glad to be able to
state tnat tbe Southern California rail
way has kept up its average of business
and its traffic shows a most healthy con
dition of affairs in Southern California.
At the fair California is the best ad
vertised itate. Every visitor makes in
quiries about it, and general interest is
shown in the display.
"MAC" BILLY YOUNG.
The Supreme Court Takes a Hand ln His
Late yesterday afternoon Sheriff Cline
received a telegram from tbe supreme
court stating that that tribunal bad
granted a writ of probable cause in the
case of tbe "mac" Billy Young, just
sentenced to 10 years in San Quentin for
manslaughter in the killing of hia mis
tress, Irene O'Brien.
This will keep Young in the county
jail until his appeal is heard by tbe
supreme court. There is no telling when
tbat will be, but Young is probably good
for a year in the county before the
court of last resort reaches his case. The
supreme court grants the writ over the
denial of the superior court to grant such
a motion. The attorneys for Young feel
quite elated over their success in keep
ing tbeir client from being sent up tbe
road for come time.
The True; Laxative Principle
Of the plants used in manufacturing
the pleasant remedy, Syrup of Figs, has
a permanently beneficial effect on the
human system, while the cheap vegeta
ble extracts and mineral solutions, usu
ally sold as medicines, are permanently
injurious. Being well informed you will
use the true remedy only. Manufac
tured by the California Fig Syrup 00.
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takers. "Independent of the trust."
Medical and Surgical
ROOMS 3 AND 5, 241 8. MAIN ST., OPP
HAMMAM BATHS, LOS ANGELES.
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H. C. BLANEY
Best Shoes for Fit and Wear
CALL AND SEE BEFORE PURCHAS
352 SOUTH SPRING STREET.
-BEAT. ESTATE AND GENERAL—
DEALER IN NEW & SICOND-HAND
232 W. FIRST ST.
JOE POHEIM ■ ■
■ ■ THE TAILOR
Has jusireceivori first shipment of
Woolens, which were bought direct
from tho mills at greatly reduced
Fine English Diagonal, Pique and
Beaver Suits Made to Order at a
Great Reduction. Also One of the
Finest Selections of Trouserings
Beat of Workmanship and Perfect
Fit Guaranteed or No Sale.
JOE POHEIM, THE TAILOR,
148 SOUTH SPRING ST.
Brings comfort and improvement and
tendd to personal enjoyment when
rightly need. The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in tho
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is duo to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative; effectually cleansing the system
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession because it acts on the Kid
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug
gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it in man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if offered.
(Under direction ot Al. Hatwan.)
H. C. WYATT, Manager.
Mo? °TkVn^d D ay. sth 4 6th
GRAND MATINKB WEDNESDAY.
The Queen ot Comedies—
JENNIE VRAMANS as Jane,
And All of the Players That Have Hade the
Comedy Famous—Direction of Charles
Frohman—3oo Nights ln New York.
Prices—sl, 75c, 50c and 25c.
NEW LOS ANGELES TIIRATRE.
(Under direotion of Al Havman.)
H. O. WYATT, - - MANAGES
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
SEPT. Bth and 9th,
AND SATURDAY MATINEE
The Old Comedy Company ln a Representatives
Performance of Sheridan's Famous Comedy
Tour Under the personal Direction of Al. Bay
man—The Cast Includes such well
knpwnstars as wob s
MBBiJOHN DREW, Hit*
McKBE RANKIN,' f OWEN FAVfJuETT,
MB. AND MRS. SIDNEY DRSW,
CHA9. B. VERNBR, FRANK R. MILLS
urn «;ii itii' b
Produced under Personal Supervision of Mrs.
gTOr"Scats now on sale.
IyEW LOS ANOILES theatbk.
IN (Under direction ot Al Hayman.)
H. C. WYATT, Manager.
One Week, with SATURDAY MATINEE, com
MONDAY, SEPT. 10th,
Presents the successful American Drama,
THE GIRL I LEFf BEHIND ME!
BY BELABCO AND FYLEB.
(From the Empire Theatre, New York),
200 NIGHTS IS NEW YORKt
180 NIGHTS IN CHICAGO!
21 NIGHTS IN BAN FRANCISCO 1
The best American play.—N. Y. Herald.
The most intense drama since Shenandoah.—
The most thrilling play for years.—San Fran
stay- Seats now on sale.
I rpHE PALACE.
JL BE. Cor. Spring and First sts.
Ladies' Entrance on First St.
SATURDAY EVENING, SEPT. O, 1803.
The Winter Concert Sesson under the leader,
MISS PAULINA KLAUS
Will be Inaugurated with a corps of able assla
SPECIAL GRAND CONCERT.
A FULL ORCHESTRA.
Every night and Wednesday and Saturday
matinee. Concert every evening from 7:30 tr
The finest Commercial Lunch in the city
Meals a la carte at all hourß. 9-7
11 "< 1 a Sonth Spring Street.
C. E. pendella"™ j. b. duke
Desire to announce to the publla
that they have opened tni
Old Turf Exchange.
AT 8. SPRING ST.
Adjoining tho Nadeau Hotel.
The great racing event* at all the prlnctpa
Eolnts East will be noted. AU admirers o
orse flush aud the public ln general are re
spectfully invited to attend. Good odds wil'
be given on all tha events, and a full descrip
tion given on uvery race. 5-305 m
NEW VIENNA BUFFET.
Court St., bet. Main and Spring sti
F. KERKOW, PROPRIETOR,
Free Rerined Entertainment.
EVERY EVENING, from 7:30 until 12, anl
Saturday Uatinee from 1 to 4 p. rr.
Reappearance of the Favorites of Les Angeles,
MISS LIN A CREWS,
MISS MINNIE HUFF,
And the celebrated
BERTH FAMILY ORCHESTRA,
MISS MARGUERITE BERTH, Directress.
Flue uouiinercial lunch dally. Meals a la
carte at all hours 3-24 ly