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Third State Convention in
• 1 This City
PAPERS AND DISCUSSION
DELEGATES PRESENT FROM
£ MANY COUNTIES
The Horticultural Commission and
County Government Act Are
The third annual State Supervisors'
convention was opened In Assembly
hall at the Chamber of Commerce at 9
oclock yesterday morning, with an in
teresting and profitable program and
a good representative attendance from
the different counties of the state. The
convention was called to order by S. F.
Ayer of Santa Clara county, and chair
man of the executive committee. E. S.
Field of Los Angeles was nominated for
chairman and elected by acclamation.
Orin S. Henderson of San Joaquin was
chosen first vice-chairman; Thomas
Jenkins, of Sacramento, second vice
chairman, and J. A. Linscott, of Santa
Cruz, third vice-chairman. F. M.
Dunbar of Riverside) was elected sec
retary by acclamation. •
The following committee on creden
tials was appointed by the chairman:
John Mitchell of Alameda, James Han
ley of Los Angeles, J. A. Linscott of
Committee on order of business: S.
F. Ayer, Santa Clara; O. S. Henderson,
San Joaquin; C. M. Burgess, Napa;
Thomas Jenkins, Sacramento; O. R.
Holbrook, San Bernardino.
Committee on resolutions: J. D. En
rlght, Santa Cruz; Mr. Sayeio, Fresno;
J. A. Jasper, San Diego; C. P. Wilson,
The roll of counties was called by the
secretary, after which the committee on
credentials made Its report.
Los Angeles county—E. S. Field, Rob
ert Wlrschlng, James Hanley, E. A.
Davis and W. L. Woodward.
Alameda county—John Mitchell.
Santa Clara county—S. F. Ayer.
Sacramento county—Thomas Jenkins,
J. M. Morrison, William Curtlns, J. F.
Dreman, William McLaughlin.
Sonoma county—T. Putnam.
San Joaquin county—O. S. Henderson,
O. J. Hemphill, C. D. Shepherd.
San Diego county—William Justus,
James A. Jasper.
Santa Cruz county—S. H. Rambo, J.
A. Linscott, John S. Collins, J. D. En
right. J. D. Esty
Nevada county—Henry Luke, F. M.
Fresno county—Mr. Sayars.
San Luis Obispo county—J. B. Kes
Riverside county—H. C. Thompson,
J. M. Edmonston, F. M. Dunbar.
Santa Barbara county—W. B.
Broughton, E. St. John, A. B. Williams.
Napa county—C. M. Burgess, W. M.
MoFatrldge, F W. Bush.
Kern county—C. J. E. Taylor, J.
Shields. H Bohna, H. A. Jastro, J. F.
Orange county— V. P. Nlckey, S. Ar
mour, A. Guy Smith, W. G. Potter.
Ventura county—F. E. Davis, F.
Hartman, Emmet Crane, M. Flynn, Dan
Colusa county—A. P. Spalding, C. P.
Kings county—S. A. McLaughlin, F.
M. Fraxer, T. F. Dillon.
Madera county—J. F. Ward.
Lassen county—T. M. Long.
The first subject taken up for "discus
sion was the work of the county horti
cultural commission. Mr. Davis opened
with a comprehensive argument against
the new law. He was followed by Mr.
Henderson of San Joaquin, who read
the new law and then dissected it. He
called It one of the most vicious bills
ever passed by the legislature and said
It would lead to official corruption In the
appointment of deputies and use'sss ex
pense. His county does not 1 to
follow Its provisions. The commission
will be made up of orchardlsts and they
will Investigate through the sheriff all
orchards claimed to be Infected. By
leaving the work to deputy inspectors
many lawsuits are brought upon the
county. Mr. Thompson o! Riverside
hoped the San Joaquin supervisor would
succeed. He would also oppose the or
ganization of the new commission in his
county. Mr. Sayers of Fresno referred
to the unnecessary expense. It would
cost $10,000 a year. One commission was
sufficient. The law could be obviated by
petition of the people, Mr. Edmonston
of Riverside spoke In favor of the new
law, and he was the only one. His voice
was also so weak that he could not be
heard distinctly. The principal idea ad
vanced was the necessary protection to
non-affected orchards by the rigid en
forcement of the law. Mr. Jasper of San
Diego thought the new law was against
the people's interest. They had tried sim
ilar regulations In his county four years
and finally gave It up and they don't
propose to try it again. The commis
sioners now do the work without Inspec
tors. Mr. Ayer of Sacramento thought
that too much apraylng and fumigating
was done and favored Mr. Henderson's
Idea of not appointing a commission.
The "Department of Charities" was
opened with a most interesting and val
uable paper by Dr. H. J. Burdlck, super-
of the Los Angeles county
The doctor stated that the
am .. comprised 152 acres, all under
At present there are 190
patie.. inmates. The average cost
of sustaining them Is 30 cents per day,
but the sale of products of the farm re
el, i < xpense to 24 cents per day.
Tills include* all current expenses, food,
clothing and salaries. There are sixty
rows and the county hospital Is supplied
Kith milk; some butter is also made.
Chickens to ihe number of 600 or 700 fur
n ii about : we've doaen egga per day,
tr. being sold or furnished the hos
pi i Thei a are fifty-two acres In al
fa a An r range orchard of 8000 trees
h»s ii eide.i four to five thousand boxes
th i The expense for the year
fe s:i m> A the olose Dr. Burdlck In
ifttn! the* rr.t tuber* of the convention to
visit the farm Thursday morning and
dine with him. A special train will ba
provided for the visitors.
Dr. Barber, superintendent of the Los
Angeles 'county hospital, then read a pa
per covering at some length the opera
tion of his department and offering some
valuable advice as to the method pur
sued toward the Indigent patients. He
thought that the balmy climate of
Southern California brought a great
many indigent patients to Lob Angeles,
and It looked very much as If some of
the colder counties unloaded many of
their sick poor upon this county.
Mr. Woodward of Los Angeles answer
ed several questions as to the care of In
digent patients, etc. He also referred to
the noble work being done by the flower
mission girls at Pomona, who raise $800
a year and are given $300 by the county
J. J. Stewart, secretary of the board of
associated charities, by-request read a
paper covering his work. Mr. Stewart
first referred to the conditions which
lead to the Indigent person and to the
necessity of a law preventing all unfor
tunate and worthy persons from suffer
ing. The state has therefore Justly en
acted laws enabling and authorizing the
county supervisors to erect hospitals
and Infirmaries and maintain the same,
also giving them discretionary power
to see that the destitute and suffering
whom it is not practicable to send to
these institutions are provided with the
necessaries of life. To do this effective
ly requires a systematic and compre
hensive plan of operation. First, by hav
ing all cases carefully registered and fol
lowed with a thorough Investigation and
giving prompt relief where it is needed,
second, to prevent overlapping In giv
ing. Third, to make employment (when
possible) the basis of relief. Fourth, to
urge and encourage the Improvement
of home-life and habits of Industry.
Fifth, to prevent children from becom
ing paupers. To do this effectively It
becomes necessary to keep a history of
each separate case and to keep a con
stant, watchful care over It.
A general discussion followed, and
the expression of the members was fa
vorable to the Los Angeles process of
caring for the poor.
JAILS AND PRISONERS
Under the caption of "County Jails and
boarding of prisoners," there was an ex
tended discussion, principally over the
relative cost of boarding the prisoner!).
The system in Santa Clara county Is to
pay 15 cents, 20 cents and 25 cents per
day, according to the grade of inmates;
more being allowed for those worked
outside. Orange county pays 20 to 30
cents; Fresno 25 cents. The general Im
pression was that sheriffs make too
much money on board for prisoners.
The subject, "District Health Officer:)
and Veterinary," was then briefly dis
cussed. Mr. Jastro of Kern made the
remarkable statement that there are not
10 per cent of the cows in this state free
from tuberculosis. The udder Is first
At this point an adjournment was tak
en to 1:80 p. m.
At 1:30 oclock the convention was
called) to order by the chairman, who
announced the first subject for discus
sion to be "The Chairman of the Board
of Supervisors, Organisation and Rules
of Order and the Order of Business."
By request Mr. Henderson of San
Joaquin made explanatory remarks
concerning the work done by the board
in his county. He was follswed by Mr.
Holbrook of San Bernardino, Mr.
Mitchell of Alameda, Mr. Jenkins of
Sacramento, and Mr. Woodward of
Mr. Enrlght of Santa Crua, for the
committee on resolutions, offered the
Whereas, The senate and congress of
the United States are now In session
engaged In formulating a tariff bill for
the purposes of providing for the fur
the purpose of providing a revenue to
meet expenses of government and forthe
further purpose of protecting such
American Industries as enter into com
petition with the under-paid laborof for
eign countries, to the end that said In
dustries may live and furnish employ
ment and sustenance to the American
artisan and tiller of the soil; and
Whereas, The fruit Interest of the
state of California, the greatest fruit
growing state In the Union, has never
received the attention and recognition
of congress In its consideration of
tariff, which this great Industry de
serves, due to the fact that t *>• same
has never been In the precarious condi
tion it is today, and therefore has not
been brought to the notice of congress
in the clear and striking manner that it
has been at this session; and, Whereas,
There future groth and prosperity of
this, the next to the largest state In the
Union, Is seriously imperilled for want
of such a tariff as will place our Ameri
can growera on a footing of at least
semi-equality with the foreigner; and,
Whereas, Said fruit Industry will be In
danger of being, to an alarming extent,
destroyed, should the present congress
fall to place such duties on the Importa
tion of foreign fruits as will e~gabte the
grower to fairly compete with the same;
therefore, be It
Resolved, That we, the supervisors
of California, In regularly called con
vention assembled at the City of Los
Angeles, April 20th, 1897, and represent
ing the Interest of the various counties
of the state, Independent of political af
filiations, respectfully call upon our
senators and representatives in con
gress, and earnestly urge them to advo
cate such tariff as our various Industries
require, on the pound basis, and grant
such duty on all fruits and other prod
ucts grown on the Pacific coast aa tie
growers show to be necessary, In order
to place them on an equality with for
Resolved, That copies of these resolu
tions be sent to our representatives in
senate and house of representatives.
The resolutions were adopted' unani
mously, and the chairman was instruct
ed to forward copies of the same at once
to the California membera of Congress.
"The Clerk of the Board of Supervis
ors, His Work and Methods" was the
next topic. C. W. Bell, clerk of the
board In Los Angeles county, was called
and read an excellent paper on the sub
ject, covering* the duties and requisites
of an ideal clerk to perfection. It was
a well-written opinion and created much
favorable comment from members of the
A discussion followed as to the desira
bility of the board's having power to
appoint its own clerk.
Under the head of the "Relation of
Supervisors to Other County Officers,"
an animated discussion took place, which
included Messrs. Hemphill of San Joa
quin, Morrison of Sacramento, Wood
ward of Los Angeles, St John or Santa
Barbara, Armour of Orange, and Justice
of San Diego. Th* constable, hobos
and assistant district attorneys ware
the principal subjects.
♦Tha New County Qovanaasmt Aett
LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 21, J897
Changes In Its General Features" was
then taken up, the subject being opened
with an able and exhaustive paper by
Mr. Henderson of San Joaquin. He cov
ered the whole act minutely, commenting
frequently, and often unfavorably. The
eubject was handled without gloves
throughout. The paper, although ex
tended, was well received by the con
vention, the members giving it close
attention to the close.
A general discussion followed, espe
cially as to salaries of county officers.
The lunacy law was ak'o treated, Includ
ing the methods of confining patients
before examination and commitment.
Upon motion, the convention ad
journed to 7:30 p. m.
The convention reassembed at 7:30
oclock. Chairman Field called the meet
ing to order and stated the general sub
ject for the evening's discussion to be
Mr. Armour of Orange being called
upon, under the head of "County
Bridges, Culverts, and Experience With
Asphalt Covering," read an interesting
paper on the work as done in his county.
He showed the advisability and satis
factory results. The convention was
much Interested In Mr. Armour's report
and asked many questions as to cost,
durability, etc. Further discussion was
had, remarks being made by Messrs.
McFatridge of Napa, Ayers of Santa
Clara and Enrlght of Santa Cruz.
"County Roads—Results Obtained by
Using Band and Adobe," was the next
question for discussion. Mr. Davis of
Lop Angeles opened with a description of
road making with alkali adobe and fine
sand, which he has found even better
for the purpose than all gravel, to say
nothing of the decreased expense by us
ing the adobe and sand. Eight inches
of adobe is covered lightly with sand.
J, M. Cooley of San Bernardino reported
that he had laid two miles of road with
a red clay, that had packed and re
mained as smooth as pavement for
years. H. C. Thompson of Riverside
gave his experience with cheap road
making, using clayey poll with satisfac
tion at the cost of about $60 for one
fourth mile. Mr. Hemphill of San Joa
quin inquired about the quality of adobe
used by Mr. Davis, claiming that he
could not work the adobe of his county
in a like manner. The chairman re
ferred to the necessity of under-drain
ing to keep the water away from the
road. Mr. Ayer of Santa Clara could
not build roads without rock in his coun
ty. The experience of road overseers
being requested, H. Hosmer of Sierra
Madre made a few pertinent remarks,
to the effect that road work varies so
greatly In different districts that It was
difficult, if not impossible, to apply a
general rule. He understood foothill
work, but did not pretend to understand
work In the lower valley.
The next question for discussion was
the contract system as compared with
per diem work. Mr. Jenkins of Sacra
mento gave an account of contract
work on the roads In his district. Mr.
Henderson of San Joaquin favored the
contract system as a bujaipess -proposi
tion, especially under the new road law.
Mr. Thompson of Riverside referred to
width of roads for rural districts. He
favored twenty-four feet, which could
be made for about half that of a thirty
foot road. The cost was $20 per mile.
Mr. Thompson did not have any road
overseers in his district. He went out
with the workers himself and remained
with them from November until April.
Mr. "Woodward of Loa Angeles gave
some account of road work In his dis
trict. He was satisfied that his work,
done by the day, In charge of overseers,
had been a large saving in e-jpense over
the contract system.
The subject of the best methods of
sprinkling roads was opened with a pa
per by Mr. Ayer of Santa Clara, who
explained the system pursued in his
county. They have a sprinkling ani
pipe outfit, valued at $150,000. Nearly
300 miles ot road is kept sprinkled. The
water Is stored In tanks at certain dis
tances apart. The expense Is consider
able, but It pays. Mr. Jenkins of Sacra
mento sprinkles adobe roads with good
results and a saving of water as the soil
does not require It. Mr. Davis of Los
Angeles stated the method pursued In
this county in sprinkling roads. For
raising the water there is attached to
each water tank a one-horse power gaso
line engine. The time required to fllll a
line engine. The time required to fill a
"The Use of County Roads by Electric
and Steam Cars" was the next topic, the
discussion being opened by a highly In
teresting and valuable paper by Mr.
Mitchell of Alameda. He treated the
subject in all its bearings, showing the
advantage of electric suburban railways.
Even when the lines run over the county
roads. The result in Alameda county
has been eminently satisfactory. The
only objection 1b the trolly wires In the
county and the frightening of teams, but
this objection could be overcome by
the conduit system. He referred to the
pew motive power, compressed ah, as
originated and successfully operated in
Berlin and Washington and said that
there were well-founded rumors that the
electric railway companies In his section
would change to the compressed air sys
tem If experiments now being made
prove successful. Mr. Mitchell also said
that it is the opinion in his county that
it would be much better In granting
franchises to electric lines to have the
lines run parallel to and 200 to 250 feet
distant from the public highway through
private property, which, under the laws
of the state could be condemned for the
purposes of the railroad and damages
fixed by the courts. This would not ob
struct or damage the highway. Steam
cars should not be permitted to use the
public highway. Electric railways have
Increased travel about four times be
tween given points. He believed In the
encouragement of electric railways with
the least possible obstruction to other
travel. Where necessary to use the
highway, a single track and switches
should be used if the roadway 1b not a
good width. He favored the plan ot
paralleling the highway on private prop
An adjournment was here taken until
this morning at 9 oclock.
Loat a Finger
Arnold Sleek, an employe at the bot
tling works of the Pabst Brewing com
pany, near the Arcade depot, got his
right hand caught In some of the ma
chinery shortly after 5 oclock last even
ing, mashing it in a terrible manner.
At the receiving hospital Police Surgeon
Hagan found it necessary to amputate
his fore finger, after which he waa sent
t* his home near Eastlake park.
California Hotel Sold
F. J. Gllmore has sold the northeast
corner of Second and HM streets for the
price of $55,000. This Includes the Hotel
California and its furnishings, the lat
ter being valued at 15000. The lot la 60
flats Ms Bssoad and US on HUL
FITZ TO FIGHT
Or Forfeit the Title of
JIM CORBETT'S MONEY IS UP
AND HIS FORMAL CHALLENGE
Carson Already Jubilating Over
Host Prodigious Carnival to
Be Held in August
Associated Press Special Wire.
NEW YORK, April 20. —James J. Cor
bett today formally challenged Robert
Fltzsimmons to meet him again In the
prize ring and deposited $6000 as a for
feit. The challenge was as follows:
"To Robert Fltzslmmone, Champion
of the World: I hereby challenge you to
box me any number of rounds for the
championship ot the world, under the
provisions of the law, before the club
offering the best Inducements.
"As it would be a violation of the law
to propose a Fide stake, that is a detail
that may be settled at your pleasure.
"As an evidence of my sincerity, how
ever, I have today deposited the Bum of
$6000, which I invite you to cover, and
name a time and piace to meet me and
arrange the final details.
(Signed) "JAMES J. CORBETT."
LOOKS LIKE A GO
CARSON, Nev., April 20—A. Living
ston of this city and Dan A. Stuart are
making active preparations for the Au
gust carnival. Stuart's cousin, Clark,
will arrive In a few days l , and later Stu
art Is expected. Livingston will give out
no portion of the program, except to say
that the affair will last ten days and will
bu niore prodigious than the Mnrch ar
The report has reached this city that
Stuart has privately communicated that
he was certain of another match be
tween Corbett and Fitzsimmons, and
such a meeting would be the paramount
number on the summer list of attrac
OLD SCORES PAID
PHILADELPHIA, April 20.—Fitz
simmons tonight declared that he'meant
to pay no attention to the challenges
from Corbett or anybody else, as he had
earned a rest and meant to have it. He
added, however, that he proposed to fol
low Corbett's example as dictator of the
prize ring, and his reply was that the
latter Bhould earn a reputation as a
fighter Instead of a boxer before he pre
sumed to challenge him.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20.—The com
mittee on boxing ot theOlymplc club has
arranged a 20-round glove contest be
tween Jim Jeffries, the Los Angeles
heavy-weight, and Henry Baker of Chi
cago. The men are to meet at the Me
chanics* pavilion on the evening of May
25, the prize at issue being a purse of
HAD WEAK LEGS
NEW YORK, April 20—Jim Watts,
the Louisville negro, made a poor show
ing with Joe Walcott at the Broadway
Athletic club tonight, being handicap
ped by weak legs. He frequently slipped
to the floor to save himself. Watts went
down frequently In the fourth round.
The police Inspector interferred. The
referee decided to call the bout a draw.
A FATAL BOUT
PHILADELPHIA, April 20.—Billy
Vernon of Haverstraw, N. V., was prob
ably fatally Injured in a boxing bout
with Leslie Pearce of Camden, N. J., at
the Olympic Athletic club at Athens,
Pa., tonight. The fight had been sched ■
uled for fifteen rounds and at the open
ing of the fourteenth the men cam*, up
fresh and smiling.
After sparring for an opening, Vernon
made a left swing which Pearce cleverly
countered and both men broke away.
More sparring followed and Vernon
made a vicious left lunge. Pearce duck
ed without attempting a return when
Vernon suddenly collapsed and fell
heavily forward on his face. He was
counted out but continued to lay motion
less after Pearce had retired to his dress
ing room. Vernon's seconds made an ef
fort to raise him but he lay still. At
a late hour he was still senseless and the
physicians gave but Blight hope of his
recovery. Pearce was placed under ar
rest, but every other person connected
with the affair managed to escape be
fore the authorities got wind of it. There
were about 2000 spectators.
ON THE TURF
Results of the Races Run Over the
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20.—Ingle
side results: Weather fine; track fast.
Half-mile—Tors-Ida won, Miss Divi
dend second, Little T. G. third. Time,
Six furlongs—Santa Paula won, Adam
Andrew second, Reel V. third. Time,
Five and a half furlongs—Reddlngton
won, Pelxotto second, Enclno third.
One and a quarter miles—Morte Fonse
won, Can't Dance second, Hazard third.
Six furlongs—Tulare won, Nebula sec
ond, Mercutio third. Time, 1:15>4.
Seven furlongs—Howard S. won,
Wheel of Fortune second, imp. Trance
third. Time, 1:29%.
The following is a list of entries and
weights for the races at Ingleside, which
are posted at the Los Angeles Turf club.
212 South Spring street. Commissions
received on these races and full de
scriptions of the events given. Races
begin at 2 p. m.; first quotations re
ceived at 1:30 p. m. Telephone, Main
First race, four and one-half furlongs, 2
y«ar-olds, purse—Rey Salazor 99. Potente
102, Hermoso 114, Saticoy 110, Thyne 99,
Fodio 102, Doustesrwlevel 110, Duke of York
11. IM>. Melvln Burnham 110, Tom Spencer
108, EHsmore 110, Siva 102. St. Phillip 110,
Dob Luis 102, FlusMngton 102. Barney
Schrelber 1«7. Twlnkler 102. Imperious 102.
Second race, one mile and' one-eighth,
selling—Grady 109, Bart Cochran 106. Red
skin 11$, Berrham 109. MoslerlOO, St. Aignon
10$, Examiner 110, Peter the Second 113.
Third race, seven-eighths of a. mile,
handicap—California 118, Salvable 118, Dou
ble Quick 100. Redskin.lo7, JalUs Clicquot
lot. NsßurhaoiMSser 100. Miss Ruttil*.
(Couple Cfeufiornla and Redskin as Coult
Fourth race, one n*U'e and one-eighth,
burette, handicap—Flashlight 163, Tuxedo
167, Candor 160, Stappollo 148. Gold Dust
148, Hvman 143. Snowdown 138, Huntsman
IS6, Brilliant 128, Our Climate 128, Dick
O Malley 128, Rob Roy 125.
Fifth race, one mile, selling—Dennis 104,
Lamascota 99. Governor Budct 101, Bueno
109, Hotspur 108, Tom Elmore 105 Enclno
104, Leonvllle 105, Tenacity 104, Little Scot
lot. Mollie R. 103.
Sixth race, five-eighths of a mile, purse—
Florlmel 117, Rufalba 117, Scotch Rose 124,
George Miller 141. Belarlc 131, Kitty BraeVy
12!», Midas 144, Clare N. 133, Caesarian 144.
Romantic or Regular May They Bo
CHICAGO, April 20—The elopement
of Harry J. Little and Florence Maud
Aull of LO9 Angeles, Cal., to Kenosha
Saturday became known to their friends
yesterday. The opposition, to the mar
riage was on the part of! Miss Aull's
brother-in-law, W. H. Newhall. She was
visiting her Bister at his home and he
Insisted that she wait until her father
could be heard from.
The young people took a train Satur
day for Kenosha and were married by
Rev. Mr. Robler of the Congregational
church. Miss Aull has been with her
sister, Mrs. Newhall, In Chicago, six
months. Soon after she came here she
met Little. They are now living at the
home of) the groom's mother, but will
move Into a home of their own within a
(Mr. J. E. Aull, the father of the young
woman referred to, received a letter
several days ago in which Mr. Little
announced' that Mrs. Newhall would
break up housekeeping and go to Keno
sha, and that he and Miss Aull would' be
married on Saturday, the 17is» They
are married, but there was no elope
Mrs. John R. Haynes of South Pearl
street entertained Informally yesterday
with a luncheon, in honor of her plster,
Miss Fellows-, and Miss Gilbert of San
Diego. The dining room was decorated
with feathery bamboo and flowers and
ribbons in the Fiesta colors. Footers
were hung about the room, and the place
cards were decorated In water colors
with the Fiesta poster girl. Besides the
hostess and the guests of honor, those
present were Misses Sara Innes, Clara
and Flora Howes, Ryan and Maud Ry
an GrofT Helen and Leila Fairchlld
Ada Patterson and Ida White.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Blaisdell gave
n supper at Van Nuys last
night after the iftsta ball. The guests
were Mr. and Mi*»J*Frank S. Hicks, Mr.
and Mrs. Ozro W.jChllds,
Hobbs, Misses Alice Hager of San Fran
cisco and Margaret Winston, Messrs. R.
A. Chadwick, W. C. Porter and Dr. F.
Here and There
Mr. and Mrs. John Bradbury returned
to Los Angeles yesterday noon.
Mrs. James Irvine and Miss Gertrude
Goewey of San Francisco are the guests
of Countess Jaro yon Schmidt of Wash
Mr. and Mrs Alphonso Wigrmore of
San Francisco are spending the week
here. They are the guests of Mr. Marlon
Wigmore at the Freeman block.
Mrs. M. Cohn of San Francisco, mother
of Mrs. N. J. Tobias, is visiting In the
city during Fiesta.
Edward T. Cook, the stationer, has
gone out of business and will represent
the interests of a large eastern house
commencing the Ist of May. The co
partnership has been dissolved.
A. D. Shepard, assistant general pas
senger and freight agent of the South
ern Pacific, with headquarters In this
city, has returned from the traffic man
agers' convention at Monterey.
L. H. Burns and wife of Santa Rosa
are attending the bankers' convention.
Mrs. Burns will be remembered as the
ex-queen of the floral carnlval at Santa
Rosa. Mr. Burns expresses himself more
than delighted with Los Angeles.
A. C. Dezendorf of this city, who has
been visiting for some time In Portland,
Ore., has returned, accompanied by his
sister, Miss Louise Desendorf of Wash
ington, D. C. They are stopping at the
Smelter Shut Down
TUCSON, Ariz., April 20.—The Star's
Globe special says: The Old Dominion
copper mine and smelter closed down
today indefinitely. No reason is assign
ed. Upward of 300 men are thrown out
of employment. The mines are in splen
did condition, with abundance of ore and
a large supply of coke on hand.
A Famous Case
WASHINGTON, April 20.—Notice has
been issued at the treasury department
that the government has won the fam
ous "hat trimming" case in the Philadel
phia courts, a case which Involved sev
eral million dollars to Importers and a
case which has been in the courts for
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 20.—The
board of pardons tonight recommended
commutation of the death sentence pro
nounced upon James B. Gentry for the
murder of the actress, Madge Yorke, to
imprisonment for life. Governor Hast
ings approved the recommendation.
Gentry was to have been hanged next
A Postofflce Holiday
Postmaster Mathews has announced
that the postofflce and all sub-stations
will close at 12 m. today and remain
closed the balance of the afternoon. Car
riers will make their morning delivery
Billy Birch Dead
NEW YORK, April 20 —Billy Birch,
the old time minstrel, died at his home
this afternoon of paralysis of the brain
and chronic Brlght's disease. He was
ill for over a month.
Regulates disordered stomachs, starts in
active livers, removes Coastlpatlen. It cures
Sick Headache, sids Digestion, keeps the body
in health and is the but and most pleasant
remedy tor all disorders ot the digestive tract.
Sold by DraggisU for jo years.
THE MAJOR WAS BUSY
AND SO IGNORED A COURT
The Judge Waiting for a Ruling as
to the Rights of the Govern
ment's Petty Officials
CLEVELAND, 0., April 20.—Major W.
B. Stockman of the United States weath
er bureau, was sent to Jail by Judge Ong
this afternoon for contempt of court.
Stockman had been called as a witness
in a damage case and was expected to
tell whether It rained on a certain day.
He did not appear when called and Judge
Ong Issued an attachment for him. The
major was on the way to the court
house when the deputy sheriff met him.
Judge Ong lectured the major severely.
Stockman upheld with dignity that he
was busy with work for the United
States government and added that he
held written orders from the department
at Washington to attend upon courts
only when he had completed those du
ties. Judge Ong replied warmly that he
did not understand that government of
ficials were above courts; that the courts
had to wait until they had- leisure. He
therefore fined Stockman $5 and costs
and ordered him committed until paid.
Stockman was exceedingly Indignant
and announced that he would' report the
case to the department at Washington.
Judge Ong told him to do so by all
means. The major left the court room
in a rage without paying his fine. Judge
Ong sent a deputy sheriff after him and
ordered him taken to Jail. Major Stock
man declared that a government official
cannot be compelled to attend a civil
court when busy and that Judge Ong
will find it out.
At 2:4G oclock this afternoon Judge Ong
held a consultation with District Attor
ney Dodge and as a result of the in
terview the judge decided to remit
Stockman's fine. Stockman was accord
ingly released. After Stockman's release
Judge Ong directed that he communicate
with the department at Washington to
obtain a ruling as to whether govern
ment duties take precedence over courts
Meet and Use Great Long, Learned
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20 —The Cal
ifornia State Medical society is in ses
sion today. The opening meeting was
marked by addresses by Dr. W. Fitch
BRAN NEW PIANOS
•1118, Ml, W% ME, Kll $24®, $252,
MS AND %m
Our splendid assortment has been somewhat broken by the
great number of instruments sold within the past eight days,
during this wholesale cost sale,, but we still have a large number
of the finest and most choice styles of the "Steinway," "Kimball"
and "Weber" Pianos, besides an almost unbroken line of medium
grade instruments) the "Bush & Gerts," "Whitney," "Wheelock,"
etc., and all of them must be, and we might say, shall be closed
out today and tomorrow. We, therefore, want customers today
for some of our most expensive instruments, as follows:
One very elaborately hand-carved cabinet Grand Upright
Piano, in handsome case of selected English quarter-sawed oak,
regular retail price $675, for almost hair price. One of these
instruments, which is universally recognized as the most artistic
piano in the American piano market today, was sold and deliv
ered yesterday to Mr. James Lacy, on Centennial street. The
same style, in beautifully finished case of rosewood, can be hid
for $19 less money.
All of the remaining 75 pianos, in handsome cases of
English quarter-sawed oak, mottled walnut, or San Domingo
mahogany, can now be obtained for $328. One of these popular
styles in handsome English oak case was disposed of yesterday to
Mr. Jas. H. Adams of Covina; another one in a San Domingo
mahogany case of rare beauty goes to Mrs. M. J. Henry, principal
of the Breed Street School, while still another almost exactly like
the above, but a shade darker in color, goes to Mr. Chas. H.
Mannel, the well known contractor of this city.
In $525 pianos you will find here this morning one
choice one in Mahogany, besides an assortment in Mottled Wal
nut and Quarter-sawed Oak, that can be had for $288, if t ken
today, while the $450 styles are now going for $224 and $24 >.
Another instrument in particularly fancy Walnut case for $2?*,
A large number of medium priced pianos were also sold yesterday
$185 will buy a splendid upright piano, an instrumei? that
cannot be duplicated elsewhere for double the money. Me tuna
grade pianos are now going for $156, $152 and $137; $25 down
and $10 a month takes choice.
Fine organ today, little used, for $30; terms, $10 down and
$5 a month.
Every instrument sold here will be accompanied by our full
five years' warranty, duly countersigned by ourselves.
Never heretofore have you seen pianos sold at such low fig
ures ; never hereafter will you see it again. We are willing to
accept, during this sale, the bare wholesale cost of these instru
ments, in order to prevent a larger loss, and you cannot afford to
ignore this opportunity.
Bartlett's Alteration Sale is the place—No. 233 South Sprtof
Street, next door to Los Angeles Theater.
Cheney and Dr. Henry Gibbons, presi
dent of the society. Dr. C. Max Rlehter
read a paper on "California Colonies for
At the afternoon session Dr. A. W.
Hoisholt of Stockton read an article en
titled "Observations on the Subject of
Etiology and Symptomatology of De
Dr. J. W. Robertson of Llvermore read
a paper on "The Causation and Treat
ment of the Morphine Habit and the Pos
sibility of Its Cure."
Others papers were: "Neurasthenia,"
by Dr. R. N. Rucker of Oakland; "The
Progress of Surgery During the Last
Decade," by Thomas W. Huntington,
Sacramento; "The Radical Cure of Her
nia, With Cases," by William LeMoyne
Wills of Los Angeles; "Serum Therapy
in Surgery," by George B. Somers of San
Francisco; "Neuropathic Gangrene of
the Skin," by Emmet Rixford, San Fran •
Cisco; "Laminectomy Sixteen Months
After Injury, With Recovery and Ex
hibition of Patient," by Oscar J. Mayer
of San Francisco.
Another session will be held this even*
Dr. Henry Gibbons, president of the
society, called the meeting to order, wel
comed the delegates from all parts of the
state and delivered his annual address.
In Dr. Gibbons' opinion a board of ex
aminers should be established to pass
upon the qualifications of all students, as
such a board would no doubt fix a high
standard. He was inclined to belleva
that the United States government
should regulate the profession of medi
cine throughout the states, and a na
t ional board of health be established and
given power to use Its discretion on a
A most Interesting feature of the dis
cussion was a demonstration of X-ray
apparatus by Dr. Mills Jones, and of the
Roentgen rays in Cardiac diagnosis by
Dr. Albert Abrams. The mysterious
light was thrown upon a subject and It
projected the shadows of his heart and
stomach upon a screen.
The sessions ot the society will con«
SAIjT LAKE, April 20.—John H. Ham
ilton was found dead) last night in the
yard of his brother-in-law , wfcere sev
eral shots ha* been fired Into his body.
It is- supposed to be a case of suicide.
Hamilton and his wife were not on good
terms and Hamilton was arranging to
apply for a divorce on the grounds of
adultery. He called in the evening at
the residence of his brother-in-law to
see his wife, who was staying there, to
talk over the details about the divorce.
Mis. Hamilton accompanied her hus
band to the door when he left, and with
in a few minutes shots were heard and
Hamilton's dead body was found in the
front yard. Mrs. Hamilton claims that
she does rot know who fired the fatal
An inquest Is being held.
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headaches. Accept no substitutes.