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MRS. AGUILAR BURNED ALIVE.
A Most Revolting Crime Com
Abram Agnilar Accused of Pouring
Burning Oil ou Hiß Wlte.
■he la Burned to a Ortsp from Her
Throat to Her Feet-The Story or
tha Horrid Affair—Tha vic
tim of a Brute.
Vrancisca Silras, a pretty 16-year-old
Spanish girl, ia lying in the agocy of
death at the hnmble home of her father,
John Silras, at 422 Kuhrta etreet.
Burned almost to death, she Ilea cov
ered with cotton batting, her flesh liter
ally cooked in places. She cannot re
The wretch who caused the poor girl's
condition is Abram Aguilar, her hus
band by law, bnt not by residence. She
lived witn him only nine days. Agailar
yesterday threw burning oil upon the
girl with the intent of burning bar to
death. The fiend is still at large.
Tbe crime is horrifying in detail, and
ia of a most inhuman character. Aguilar
tiendirhlv and deliberately poured burn
ing oil over the girl and left her to her
fate. She was saved from death at the
time by neighbors, only to suffer worse
than death by prolonging it. Her
clothing was burned entirely from her
Aguilar was married to Miss Silvas
September 4th, tbe union being stronge
iy opposed by tbe parenta of the girl, at
the time. The brnte obtained tbe mar
riage license by awearlng that aire was
19 years of age. The parents would not
consent to the marriage until they saw
the license, when they gave in from fear
that the couple would elope. Mrs.
Agailar later commenced divorce pro
ceedings and in her complaint made the
A tew days after the marriage Agnilar
took tbe girl to his ranch near Fuller
ton where they intended to reside.
A moat brutal act she says was per
petrated by the fellow en route to tbe
ranch. When near Lob Nietas he forced
the girl to go with him to a small pefion
where he cruelly and heartleaely used
her. She screamed and cried pitiably
for tbe wretch to cease his abuse, but he
did not desist.
Threatening her into submission,
Arguilar took the girl and the pro
ceeded to tbe ranch. She says that
be kept up hia abuse to an alarming ex
tent, until ehe became ill.
A few dava after tiiey went to his
home near Fullerton, the girl's sister,
she alleges, went to visit them. One
night the sister was started by an at
tempt of some one to gain admission to
her room. Her acreams bad the effect
of bringing Francisca to her, when it
was fonnd that Aguilar had crept out of
bed and had evidently intended to
violate the sister of bis wife.
This created more strife, but tbe mat
ter was finally hushed up by Agnilar,
who, with a knife, threatened to kill his
wife if she mentioned it. lie continued
bis brutality toward her until ehe finally
decided to leave him.
THE OBSCENE LETTER AFFAIR.
On the ninth day after the marriage
the young wife left him under the pre
tenie oi wanting to spend a few daye
with her parents in thie city, although
she was (scarcely able to leave the
She came to tbe city and went back
to her parents. Finding that ibe did
not intend returning to him, Aguilar
(•wine in search of her.
lie found her at home at 422 Knhrta
etreet, where the tragedy occurred yes
terday. Hie endeavors to get her to re
turn and live with him were futile, and
he went away.
In a few weeks afterwards he caused a
letter to be written to his wife's mother
charging her with influencing the girl
Bgainet him. The letter contained the
vilest of obscenity.
He wae shortly afterward arrested by
tbe United States authorities for sending
an obioene letter through tbe mails, but
when tbe case came to trial he waa ac
quitted upon technical grounds.
AOUILAB THREATENS HIS WIFE.
No more trouble was had from him
until yesterday afternoon, when he met
the girl at the corner of Knhrts and
Wilhart streets. She waa going to her
home. She did not dream of hiß pres
When be aaw ber he accosted her in a
gruff manner and threatened to kill ber
if she did not go and live with him.
He showed her a revolver, with which,
be aaid, he would kill ber before night
fall unless she comolied with hia wishes.
She managed to evade him, and
reached her borne without being further
This bappensd at 1 o'clock yesterday.
When the girl reached home all the
family were absent except ber sister
Rosa. She ate lunch, and afterward
removed her coraet. In a very few mo
menta she went to the water closet in
the back yard.
She had no more than cloned tbe door
than she heard some one in tbe rear of
the building. He went around to the
front and shoved tbe door open.
THE FIEND'S CRIME.
When the girl caught sight of Agailar
she raaned oat and attempted to ran.
He grabbed her and held her fast, at
the same moment pouring some burning
liquid from a glaaa over her body. He
literally covered her with the fiery fluid.
She acreamed and broke loobb from
him and ran into the etreet. Agailar ran
through an orchard and escaped. Some
neighbors acroßß tbe street aaw the girl
and ran to her nßsißtance. Quilts were
spread around her, but the tire waß not
oxtingniahed until her clothing was
burned entirely from her body and the
llesh almost roasted from bead to foot.
HOW HE ESCAPED.
A boy saw Aguilar run to his buggy,
which wae standing near some trees,
jump in and drive rapidly down Kuhrts
street. Shortly afterwards five deputy
sheriffs were in pursuit, but up to 2
o'clock this morning the brute had not
THE GIRL NEGLECTED.
It waa some time before the burned
girl waa attended by a physician. One
o! the physicians of the county hospital
near by attended the girl about one hour
after tho occurrence, but did not call
again until 8:30 p.m., during which
time the girl suffered excruciating
agony. The negligence of the county
physician was commented upon freely.
A DIVORCE SUIT.
A peculiar feature of the affair ia seen
in the fact that the girl bad juat in
stituted a divorce suit against Arguilar
on the grounda of cruelty.
The ink upon tbe nepers to be served
upon Arguilar waa hardly dry when she
was murderously assaulted by tbe brute.
Attorney Appel had juat gene to his of
fice with the document, preparatory to
sending them to Fullerton to be served,
when he heard that tbe girl was mur
dered. The rumor waa to the effect that
ahe waa atabbed and then burned.
Jose Sanchez aided tbe girl in
instituting tbe divorce suit. Aguilar
must have known this fact, for
yesterday Juan Calderon went to
Sanchez and aaid that he underatood
that Aguilar waa in town with another
man. Calderon aaid that if he was in
Aguilar's place he would kill hia wife,
aa any woman who Would live with her
husband only nine daya ought to be
killed. Thia man ia thought to know
more about tbe affair.
The family of the girl ia entirely des
titute and are badly in need of immedi
ate assistance. Tbe eharitablv inclined
should look into tbe case at once.
A RECORD SMASHED.
THE TWENTY-FIVE MILE MARK
By » Maw Rider at Athletic Park.
Tha Coast Rsoord for fhat Dis
tance Lowered Twelve
Another coast bicycle record was
smashed at Athletic park yesterday
afternoon. This time it was for 25miles
and was done by Thomas McAleer, one
of the coming riders of tbe state. The
distance was made in 1 hodr, 7 minutes,
'■> I seconds, which lowers the previous
record of 1 hour and 19 minutes held hy
Waller made on the San Leandro triangle
road near Oakland.
Every mile was made under three
minutes, the average being 2:42 1-10.
The first 10 miles were ridden in 27:16;
which is higher than W. M. Jenkins'
previous record for that distance, but the
last 15 miles were ridden much faster, tbe
final being done in 2:0 i%. Jenkina
averaged abont2:42% for tbe mile wbieh
was beaten by McAleer. The ride waa
made on the quarter mile 5' a -foot
banked track and a claim will be made
lor tbe national championship of 25
miles for a track of this distance.
The announcement of the trial
brought out quite a crowd, which waa
couipoßed principally of the leading
wheelman of the city.
Promptly at 3:66 p.m. Paul Fla turner,
the starter, shoved McAleer across the
tape, and the successful assault upon
the record was inaugurated. Emile Ul
bricht, the fast Chicago rider set tbe
pace for the first few miles. The follow
ing then took their turns, the crowd
alternating until the end of the race:
Fay Stephenson, W. M. Jenkins, Phil
Kitchin, W. K. Cowan and L. W. Fox.
During tbe ride there was consider
able anxiety on the part of the specta
tors as to whether McAleer would be
able to hold out, but as be seemed able
to keep with the pacemakers and
wanted more speed, they felt reassured
and waited. At tbe conclusion of the
26 miles McAleer waa warmly cheered,
the people crowding about bim to offer
congratulationa. Strange aa it may
seem, and most unexpected by the
crowd, he did not seem uaed ap in the
least, and unsupported, stood and shook
hands with the boys.
The following is the time for each
1 2:46 14 37:46
•i B:2S)i4 IS 40:32)4
S 8:IDS 16 43:17
4 10:53 17 45:5««l
8 13:37W 18 48:4*^
« 16:18J* 19 &1:2?S
7 19:04 20 54:10
8 21:46 21 56:51
9 24:29)* 22 59-31 M
10.... 27:16 23 1:02:15 m
11 30;08',524 1:05
12 32:13 25 1:07:34),,
Tbe timers were H. C. F. Smith, Wal
ter E. Tyler, and F. A. Barnes.
Tbe ride waa judged by P. L. Abel, S.
Q. Spier and John Brink, while the pro*
feasor, T. Q. Hall, was referee.
Thomas McAleer, tbe present hero
among the iocal bicyclists, is a new
rider. Four months ago be went to a
bicycle agency and rented a wheel. He
bad never been on a wheel before and
very injudiciously tried to mount while
in front of tbe store. As a result the
agent wanted to take tbe wheel back,
but Tom would not allow thia, and after
aeveral attempts got the machine going
all right and rode quite a distance.
Hiß first appearance on the track waa
last month, at the meeting of the South
ern California division of the League of
American Wheelmen. He won a five
mile handicap then. Since that time he
baa been riding steadily, with the reault
He ia a married man and stands about
5 feet B'.. inches and weighed yesterday
about 145 pounds. He has been one of
the Victor team of riders for some time
paat and has been under the care of
I'm lessor Hall. The latter de
serves great credit for having succeeded
in developing so much speed in hia pro
tege, who, by tbe way, is unstinted 'in
praise of bis chief. McAleer, while a
comparatively new rider, has the mate
rial in him of which riders are made,
and hia performance yesterday was moat
plucky. He ia about 32 years of age, but
will probably yet be beard of aa a crack
' Emile Ulbricbt will go against the
coast 10-mile record at Alhambra on
Saturday afternoon, at the Albambra
Athletic club's field day.
A SERIOUS CHARGE.
The Stanleys on Trial for Opening a
Henry G. and Henry J. Stanley were
on trial in tbe United Statea district
court yesterday upon a charge of open
ing a letter, containing money, addressed
to a man named Teutachil.
Tbe Stanleys are real eatate dealers,
doing business on Broadway. Teutßchell
bad made a bargain with them for a
grocery store. After he had purchaaed
it, be claimed that it was not as repre
sented. It iB alleged that he demanded
$50 from the Stanleys to make up for
the supposed value of his purchase.
They tefuaed, and Tuetachel awore to
a complaint charging them with open
ing a letter which had come to Stan
leys' office addressed to him.
Tbe taking of evidence was concluded
last evening. The United States dis
trict attorney, George Denis, made a
strong argument. The caee then rested
until today, when the counael for the de
fenae will argue aud the case eubinitte'd
to tbe jury.
NoChriitmaß and New Year's table should
be without a bottle of Dr. Hieaert s Angosiura
Bitters, tbe world renowned appetizer o£ ex
quisite flavor. Beware ol counterfeits.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 7, 1895.
THE MIDWINTER FAIR EXHIBIT.
The County Commissioners Dis
cuss the Subject.
Manager Wiggins Tells What Fea
tures Are Now on Hand.
An Important Meeting; Held Yesterday.
The Allotment or Bpaoe to the
The Bos Angeles county midwinter
fair commissioners held a meeting at
the chamber of commerce rooms yester
day afternoon. It was very informal
and resulted in tbe determination to
have the exhibit of tho county consist
of leatnres. It was generally urged that
the connty must avoid, so far as possi
ble, making duplications of the exhibits
at the world's fair.
Tbe report of the general committee
for tbe allotment of space was heard, it
giving this county the beet position in
Mr. Cbaa. Forman presided and Mr.
0. D. Willard acted as secretary.
The following answered the roll call:
Messrs. Brodtbeck, Burr, Stimson,
Silent and Ilosmer.
Mr. Frank Wiggins then presented
bis report as to the allotment of space
among the different countiea, decided
upon by tbe various representatives the
evening before.* Lob Angeles county
was given the central part of the room,
but very little of its space being under
tbe galleries. In order to obtain this
advantageous situation she relinquished
a part of her allotment of space. San
Bernardino county was given the north
west corner with 36 feet 9 inches by 50
feet 6 inches; San Diego county the
southwest corner, 49 feet by feet;
"Ventura county the northeast corner
with 12 feet by feet, and Riverside
the northeast corner with 26} 4 feet by
A general discussion followed as to
what should be placed in tbe Los An
geles county space.
Mr. Wiggins stated that the features
he had brought luck from Chicago,
which conld be ntilized were the walnut
tower, abont 12x10 feet and about 29
feet in height; the walnut tower No. 2;
the revolving album, abont 4x4, and
the palm of plenty, 18x18, which, how
ever, he hardly thought could be real
He showed a drawing of an arch 10x25
feet which could be surmounted by an
elephant formed of walnuts.
Mr. Willard thought that it wonld be
well to place a monstrona orange on bis
Mr. Forman stated that Santa Clara
connty proposed to pay special attention
to these kind of features, and he was in
favor of Los Angeles county having
something of this natnre aUo.
Mr. Willard said that the arch could
be made a composite feature of the
county, being composed of the various
products grown here. It could be made,
he thought, an imposing thing. He then
suggested that the amount of space to be
occupied by tbe proposed features be
taken down, so that the meeting could
know bow it was situated.
The following were given: Arch,
10x26 feet; walnut tower No. 1, 10x10
feet; walnut tower No. 2, 10x10 feet;
revolving album, ox 6 feet.
The other features mentioned were
the relief map, model farm and pork
display, bringing the total to about 775
It waa euggeated by Mr. Forman that
tbe space really occupied was about
double that called for by the prelimina
Mr. Wiggins stated that the chairman
of the citrus committee had suggested
representing tbe Old Mission at the
Mr. Wiggins further aaid that they
bave bad it in Chicago made of Tun jen
nies oranges. It occupied 6xlß ieet.
Mr. Hoamer of Sierra Madre aaid Mr.
Samuel Chapman waa the chairman re
ferred to and he thought it would prove
an attractive feature.
A feature of olives waa introduced.
Mr. Wiggins thought that it would be
well to bave it in the form of a column.
The question of wine exhibit Wae also
mentioned, and Judge Silent thought
that those wbo exhibited wines would
probably desire to enter them for com
The matter of obtaining Santa Bar
bara's olive pyramid was suggested, but
it was decided impracticable.
Mr. Wiggins said that there bad been
but little provision made for citrus
lruitß. It was suggested that it might
be well to put thia exhibit in the gal
lery. Mr. Wiggins thought that tbe
galleries were not well patronized.
Mr. Forman said that the outside bal
conies would prove one of the most at
tractive parts oi the building. The only
buildings he could recall that had these
ware the four restaurants near the build
ing. They afforded a splendid view of
tbe grounds and would be well crowded,
in fact posßibly too much.
Judge Silent said that it would be
well to represent an angel out of some
Mr. Willard said that if it was made
of oranges it would be too knobby and
It was suggested that it be made of
some cement preparation.
Mr. Willard celled attention to the
fact that Los Angeles county waa the
foremost corn producing county in this
eection of the country, and that it would
be well to have this feature represented
by a pyramid of corn in the form of a
monstrous ear. The matter of grain ex
hibits was also introduced.
Judge Silent euggeated that the chair
men of the various committees be com
municated with and if they could not
take part of tho work in hand, to have
temporary chairmen appointed in their
It was suggested that portions of the
gallery could be used.
Mr. Willard called attention to tbe
fact that provision for space had not
been made for many more of tbe in
dustries of the county.
Among those mentioned were apples,
minerals, alfalfa, petroleum, honey, veg
etables, dried iruits and wines.
He thought also that provisions
should be made lor iresh fruits which
would be ready in the spring.
The matter of giving the different lo
calities separate tables was also men
tinned. The chair suggested that it
would be more practical and satisfac
tory if tbe matter be left to Mr. Wig
£inns to determine.
Mr. Willard aaid it would be better if
the localities or towns would make a
specialty of some feature instead of hav
ing tables covered with a lot of miscel
laneous stuff, as for instance Pomona
could take the olive tower. It could
also, Mr. Forman added, have some
spare room at the base where it could
display other things.
Mr. Willard suggested that Mr. Wig
gina call in tho varlona chairmen of
committees to consult with him from
time to time aa be found necessary,
Mr. Burr, chairman of the tree com
mittee, aaked lor information concern
ing the character of tbe trees desired
and whether or not tbey were to be ob
tained by donation or otherwise.
He was told to have them donated ao
far aa possible. It wae not known, how
ever, how many trees would be required
or to what an extent the grounds were
to be embellished.
The proposition of Pomona making a
apecial feature of tbe olive industry was
proposed, bnt its representative could
make no pledge in regard to it, as he
attended the meeting merely to ascer
tain what was generally attended to do.
After a short discussion the meeting
SOUTHBBN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION MUT
The association held a meeting in the
morning, at which Mr. McKoon pre
The reportof the allotment committed
was heard. Other matters were also
AN IMPORTANT POINT.
JUDGE ROsS DIBA6REEB WITH
Is a Private Sealed Letter or an Ob
scene Character Within the Pro
hibition or the Law?— The
Opinion or Judge ltoss.
In the case of the United Statea vs. A.
D. Andrewa on a charge oi opening a
letter belonging to another peraoo, an
important point was raised ia tbe
United Statea district court yesterday.
Judge Roae overruled the demurrer
and in doing ao aaid that tbe case raised
tbe question whether a private sealed
letter is within the prohibition of sec
tion- 3893 of the revised statutes, as
amended, by which tbe word "letter"
waa included in tbe list of at tides made
non-mailable by reason of tbeir obscene,
lewd, lascivious or otherwise improper
In support of tbe demurrer, J. Marion
Brooks, tbe counsel for the defendant,
relied upon a recent decision of the dis
trict court of the northern district of
California, in which it waa held by
Judge Morrow that euch a letter doea
not come within the inhibition of the
etatnte aa amended in 1888.
"I regret to be obliged to differ from
Judge Morrow in that respect," aaid
Judge Rosa. "From hia opinion it ap
pears that hia conclusion ia based upon
tbe opinion of the supreme court in a
"In holding that the term 'writing'
did not include anch a letter, the su
preme court aaid that the word
ia need aa one of a group
or class of worda — book, pamphlet
picture, paper, writing, print—each of
which is prima facie underatood to be
publication. It must therefore, con
tinues the decision, according to a well
defined rule of construction, be a pub
lished writing on the outaide of which
there ia nothing but the name and ad
dreaa of the person to whom it ia writ
Judge Roaa continnea by eaying that
"all of this cogent reaaoning why the
term 'writing' did not include a private
seaied letter upon the envelope of which
there iB nothing but tbe name and ad
dress of tbe person to whom the letter
is addressed. But I am unable to see
that it is applicable to the amendment
of 1888, by which not only tbe specific
term 'letter' was Inserted in the statute,
but the seperate and distinct clause of
the act of 1876 was omitted, and the
prohibition in respect to delineations,
epitheta, etc., upon tbe envelope or
outside cover or wrapper was made ap
plicable to ail matter otherwise mailable
John 8. Armstrong and R. B. Me-
Cabe o! Tampa, Ariz., are at the Nadeau.
N. A. Topper and John J. Hubbard,
two prominent mining men of Denver
are visiting in the city.
Miss A. E. Eckert, a literary woman
of Chicago is at tbe Nadeau. Miss
Eckert is engaged in writing a descrip
tion of Baja California.
Miss Mary F. Killefer, who has been
teaching in tbe Los Angeles public
schools, has been engaged to teach in a
private school in San Diego.
W. VV. Masterson, a prominent hop
grower of Lane connty, Oreeon, who
has been in Los Angeles the past month,
leaves for home tomorrow.
Mrs. Frances F. Peck stated yesterday
that the published report that her loss
by Tuesday's fire was $15,000 is incor
rect. Her loss, she says, will not ex
Mr. D. Q. Foster, of London, is at
the Hotel Terracina, Redlands, while in
this section of the. state in the interest
of English stockholders in tbe Bear Val
Mrs. Joseph Medill, of Chicago, was
so much improved in health during her
stay at tha Hotel Terracina, Redlands,
that she has returned to that healthful
resort to remain during tbe winter.
Mr. D. Q. Scofield passed through
Los Angeles yesterday and went noith
on last night's train. He had just re
turned from accompanying Mi. Isaac E.
Blake out to the Needles on important
business. Everything relating to the
Nevada Southern is progressing very
Ex-Sheriff Paul of Tucson, A. T., was
in tbe city yesterday on his way home
from San Francisco. Mr. Paul ie one oi
the bravest frontiersmen that ever
pressed a trigger. In conversation with
a Hkh •.!... reporter be mentioned the
fact that there were no more train rob
beries in Arizona, for since that pastime
commenced not one of tbe perpetrators
bad escaped death or the penetentiary.
Off & Vaughn, druggists, corner Fourth
and Spring streets, are authorized to re
lund tbe above in any case that a single
bottle of Smith's Dandruff Pomade fails
to cure. Never known to fail. Try it.
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The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.—No Ammonia; No Alum,
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AN ERRATIC MAN IN TROUBLE.
Bascom A. C. Stephens Wanted
in This City.
Said to Have Deserted His Wife
Ha !■ Alleffftd to Have Gone with a
a Rig but Returned
Baecom A. C. Stephens, a newspaper
man recently of this city, has fallen from
the esteem in which he was held when
he who not so well known.
A warrant has been issued for bis
arrest, with chances in favor o* it not
being served Boon, as Stephens is said
to be in Lower California.
It is alleged that be deserted his fam
ily and left the city with a woman
named Mrs. Clery, a spiritualist lec
turer. Mrs. Stephens has returned to
her parents in San Diego.
Some time in the month of October
Stephens went to the livery stable of
Oeorge Prentz, at 826 south Main street,
and secured a horse and buggy under an
assumed name. He gave the name of
Cratty. He dropped out of sight Bhortly
afterward, and the liveryman supposed
that the rig had been etolen.
Mr. Prentz offered a reward of $20 for
the recovery of the tioree and buggy.
Not long since the rig was iouud in San
Diego and was reported by Harry Over
shiner, Stephens' brotber-in-law, who,
it is supposed, got the reward.
Stephens, it iB alleged, got across the
border, where he has been for some
weeks. A week ago he wrote a letter to
a friend in thiß city, in which he asked
that his whereabouts be kept secret.
He added that he wae going to start a
paper in Mexico.
It is asserted that he and Mrs. Clery
are going through the country giving
lectures on spiritualism.
Stephens ia well known in this city,
where he waa connected with the press
for several years.
He was a newspaper man in Tucson,
Arizona, for some time, and was later
employed on the papers of this city.
He has always occupied more or I«bb
prominence before the public. While
on the evening Express he became in
volved in a controversy with Major Bell
which was long and bitter, involving a
number of people.
He then took up tbe question of state
division, contributing to it a masß of
literature. He then went to San Diego
and was instrumental in organizing the
filibustering scheme .oi conquering
Lower California and establishing a
provisional government, of which he
was to be secretary-general. When that
was squelched by Marshal Gard, Steph
ens came to this city and edited the
Critic, a weekly paper which was de
voted to state division until the paper
He then went into oil speculations,
organizing several companiee and sink
ing wells near Westlake park. Before
lie left he stated that he was going to
Chicago on business connected with his
He has latterly taken up spiritualism
with great interest, and has lectured on
the subject in many neighboring places.
Mr. Stephens has always been consid
ered very erratic, but his iriends never
suspected that any such charge as the
S resent one would be brought against
im, and hope that he will be able to
A Body Left Bnoared ror at the County
Additional charges against the man
agement of tbe county hospital were
made public yesterday.
About a week ago a young man named
Charles M. Johnson was taken to the
hospital suffering from typhoid fever.
Fred Sloan, a friend of Johnson's,
called at the hospital on Tuesday to see
him. He was informed that Johnson
died the night before.
An undertaker was called in and the
body removed. Tbe appearance of the
deceased gave tbe belief to Mr. Sloan
that Johnson died from neglect. Tbe
body had the appearance of having been
dead for a number of days, and Mr.
Sloan so Btated to tbe supervisors, to
whom he complained yesterday. The
embalmer made an attempt to preserve
the body, but it appeared doubtlul.
If Johnson had diea only the night
before, it iB not at all likely that the
corpse would have been in such a condi
tion. It was clearly shown that tbe
dead man had not been attended to as
he should bave been.
George Chapman, aged C>o years, of
Rockford street and Union avenue, bad
a narrow escape from death yesterday
afternoon. He waß driving a sorrel
horße down tirand avenue when the
animal became frightened and turning
into Second street dashed down the bill
at a horrible pace. Mr. Chapman
stayed with the rig, however, and tagged
at the lines but was unable to check tbe
horse in -his maddened decent. Fortu
nately the street was clear of obstruc
tions. Just after crossing Broadway the
carriage struck another rig, throwing
Mr. Chapman over the dashboard. He
still hung on to the lines while the
horse continued towards Spring street.
At the corner the horse turned aud
slipped, throwing Air. Chapman about
a> feet. He wae unhurt, however, and
was assisted to bio feet by some by
standers. The horse was caught before
it could regain its feet.
Now Knits Filed.
Preliminary papers in the following
new suits were tiled with the county
F. M. Oarlock vs. Leander C. Smith-
Suit to foreclose a mortgage.
Baker Iron Works vs. Frank Stark-
Suit to recover $3383.01 due on account.
RICHARDS BOUND OVER.
Held to Answer for fthooting Officer
S. P. Richards, one of the highway
men who held up and robbed a Mr.
I lamer in his own store at the corner of
Main and Fifteenth streets some time
ago, was yesterday held by Justice Aus
tin to appear before the superior court,
with bail fixed at $5000.
Richards was charged with assault
with a deadly weapon as one oi the rob
bers shot Officer Lennon who surprised
them in the act of holding up Mr.
The evidence on Tuesday was very
damaging, but yesterday afternoon it
was almost conclusive.
Officer Rice testified to having teen
Richard l ! in a wagon on the evening of
the robbery, and recognized him hs a
man of the size of one of the robbers.
The robbers drove away in a wagon.
Richards' partner, the man whem
Officer Lennon supposed he shot aud
who in supposed to have shot Lennon,
esctipt.'i), leaving the city. This ie a
good 'i ason to believe that Richards is
It will be remembered that Richards
was c.rrested on a charge of burglary, in
picking the lock of a saloon door, but
was discharged for lack of sufficient evi
Throngh the effective work of Detec
tive Marsh the robbery of Mr. Harrier
wae placed against Richards, and he was
immediately rearrested after hia first
The evidence was so convincing that
Judge Austin held him to answer.
One of the most enjoyable events of
the week was the musical and hop given
by Mißs Oullen and Mrs. Carlisle at
Miss Cullen's home, 710 West Jefferson
street. Dainty refreshments were served,
and dancing was continued into the
Miss Minnie Buckingham was married
last evening to Edwin A. Wesenliereer,
at tbe residence of the bride's father,
Mr. G. If. Buckingham, BUIi North Bon
nie Brae street.
of treating *tffra] A
Colds and |§ifii
Coughs were O- |\
based on the
idea of sup-
that "feeding a
cold" is good doctrine.
of cod-liver oil with hypo
phosphites, a rich fat-food,
cures the most stubborn
cough when ordinary medi
cines have failed. Pleasant
to take; easy to digest.
jj A Clip Of PalatubU, Pore, Relreah-
BoulllOn " ing and Stimulating.
can be made in three minutes, thus :
take a cup of boiling hot water, stir
in a quarter teaspoon (not more) of
Extract of Beef.
Then add an egg—
and some sherry if
liked — season care
- REAL ESTATE AND GENERAL—
DEALER IN NEW A SECOND-HAND
S A F E S,.
232 W. FIRST ST.
MPttinir, Sm -ma, Moquot and Wi! !on
Rugs chenille i ortieres, An .Square!!, Lace
cur.aiuH, wuhtfl, Blankets, Comfort.is, etc., to
be told at public kuotlon ou
j Thursday, Dec. 7tb, at 10 a. m.
AT 317 B, SPRING bT.
RICHARD DILLON, Conaijfiipe.
MVi'LOOK & REKD, An rioneers.
317 S. Spring st., bet. Third and Fourth.
REAL ESTATE AND '
418 S. Spring st M L>s Angela.
We rf*ceiv:-t ou coniißtiTnetif mtttch-tmKte <*f
«;Tory (inscription; >*1 o twtii-iHiio.tl v a
wlmli wetUspaxti of by auu* on •-t «.■ ij. tn
room Tue*d»Tf unci Kriihiy.s vi ■ vvii w« k a. 10
h.i: . We :n-t> (?«tiduct rti i-s hi fa : ntt « i ■■■
ia*ito». i-iid gutirHutoe j.'.r.i-rs of mm . \v<
ajs<:> iauku e<iß>i mjvtiitce*on ((.-■■st-r m ms, w
porch and for o**h turn tarcM*** resklonuv , be
tels, etc., hnil ittotSlui of tperfihsmilftc, tihouiri
you requirt; money to meet j»r h mjr • oi
Ci.l. en us
—T\COi: Hi I r,
.<r' r /^~- ) fJ u-ro;
\- ••- "iff /'/ Me«(Boisnum anil i...«r
IvS.-j KimU p omul v a
V: !....;>/ leaded ia i. tin v. «
'iSßss-s- ' st 11 . i■ '
work. .ioutli Mam »u*.u. in*
N ut '< s a'mKLRs rHiuTU
Uhd»r rtlretvi. n • t *1 HaymcD.
H. C. WiATl'. Manager.
Two Nlc'"-t> ad 1 Matinee,
THURSDAY, PAID AY AN I) SATURDAY.
Dee. 11, 15 md 18,
Grand IpaotaooUr and military enter
CO L.U M B I A!
For to* benefit of
Kit AN X BAETLXTT MON CM SNT FUND,
Undt.-r the am pices of the Bartlett A Logan
w. 8. t:.
Entire entertainment under the direction ot
Prop. Hfnry J. Kramcr.
U.ual D 1 tee«—sjl, 75e, aoc, 24c. Children 5
to 12 years 50c and ..sc, for Matinee only.
Boa oiliee opjn ut 9 a.m. Wednesday, Decern.
t) r in. ii-ia ut
■VTEW LOS ANIIKI.KS THBATKK.
1.1 (l ii'lor direction of A! Havmaa.)
H. 0. WYATi, - - MANAGER
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
DECEMBER 11, 12 &. 13.
MISS CLARA LIPMAN,
And Company In Mrs. D. F. Verdenal'a Threa-
Ai ; Comedy,
The Laughing Girl.
Regnlar prices—ft, 75c, 50c and 25c.
beats on sale Saturdaj, Dec. 9, at 9 a.m.
5 Main ft., bet. Fifth and Sixth sts,
Frku a. Coopbr, Director,
MONDAY BVK., DKCBMBKR 4,
Kvery evening during the week and Saturday
Grand production of Shakespeare's immortal
MR. DARRELL VINTON
In his renowned portrayal of
RICHARD, DDKS OF GLObTER,
Supported by tire entire Cooi'BK Company Of
Ken and beautiful scenery. Numerous Aux
illiarler. Gorgeous and glittering costumes.
Matinkb Saturday at 2 p. m.
Popular Prices—ls, 20 and 300. Box seats,
50 and 75c. Doors open at 7:15; curtain rises
Bjls sharp. Reserved seats on sale at the Box
olllce one week In advance. 1127 if
Custer's Last My
JOHN HCLVANBY'S GRAND PAINTING
of 'he massacre on the Little Bin; Horn will
be exhibited in 1,04 Angeles, commencing
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER U.
ONLY CHANCS! O.ILY CHANGE!
To s 3e this I picture, which has cre
ated a sensation where ef exhibited.
MU.-r HALL dully from -1 to 10 p.m.
Admission 25c. 12 8 td
vkw vikwma BtirrKr,
ll court si,., bet. Main aud Spring sts.
F. IvErtKOW, Propiietor.
Free Refined Fiu-rtiimneiu I.very Bvenl g
irom 7:30 until 18, and SiUiraay
>m 1 io4 o.in.
1 ina'v tun! direct lmpor
i >.' s greatest Japanese
.-. ..• , «.t<,
4 O OM!M E.
Fir: • is nsel'.sof the Night
1 . CLKSIBN'.!E.
ihe Oiever Little
MIS NIE QREVE.
Fine inch daily. Meals ale
c-artL-ut 3 14 ly
U i r Hill and Thl:d sts.
AFI POP - ' (.ONCERS',
Saicrday, Or , at 2.30 P. ■„
J. BOML .MANCI3CO, Violinist:,
A sistej by
Kill Nanktte Gottscualk . . gcprano
MR. wm. PiOtti I'ianiu
Mr Hablby B. Hamilton . , . Viola
MR. DKRNHARI T UIEHI.ICH . . Cc 10
Mr.. K. H CLARX . Violin
Accompaniments rendered by Miss Ma y L.
O'DoDOllgntt* mil Miss Beatrice FraneDen.
Admission 50e. . 1-3 7t
kw~los amgbiTks rBx&TSKi
PIANO RECITAL! PIANO RECITAL!
MRsS. T. MASAO
THURSDAY EVS., DEC. 7, 8 O'CLOCK.
Theater prices. l' 2-3 5t
% Midwinter Fair %
\y To OCk Per IPC C Than Any X
• urder co Cent x.LiOO other Tailor 4\
Perfect Pit or No Hale. »■
I JOE POJI KIM I
• THE TAILOR, *
| 149 S. SPRINS STREET. |
Wines, Liquors and Cipro,
719 N. ALAMEDA ST.
JEAN RAFPET, Prop'r.
Telephone. IS7. 10-25
17T M ARTI N
Tea Dealer in New an 1
f, ■ ■'■ :*j toecoiid linnd
f ; FHRMORK,
I Ash iledio in j-iut-,' $1.1. Sewing Maohlnea,
451 - SPRIN 3 STREET
UNi) b'Oit SALE.
i: f'/l' t>K t It;-!. i:i Co groye, Ca
ll.l, , ~..•> !•, Mill,i.b cf Los Asm
; .. I' X a. No place like It
if.r v :i . l o o.i h iutltu The beat ot
* : ii,v i f . ; i i; , '(A-ncry, and frostle.s. Go
' Kiel :or : j I. •< tiovt driveontior,
iliuiimy nllroad. For
I fcr.oi i '.t n I mpp v m C. I'Ol.K, 232 II
Af Dl.lt ...1. ... • ci torEWARII • OLB,
ai . 11-19 tf
0 ■:» 10 SO • BOSRs) V.STA ST.,
L.C iIiL.ES, CAL.