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IN FRATERNAL CIRCLES
The holiday season has, ad usual, some
effect upon Masonic work, especially in
the Blue lodges. Work is also deferred
somewhat on account of election and in
stallation of new officers in the various
lodges. In a week or two degree work
will be resumed with greater vigor than
The usual Christmas observance ot
Los Angeles commandery V, Knights
Templur, occurs at its asylum in the
temple at 9 a. m. sharp this morn
ing All Knights Templar in the city are
Invited to participate. The command
ery conferred the Illustrious Order of the
Bed Cross Thursday evening. The Order
of the Temple will be conferred next
Thursday evening. Stated conclave of the
commandery January tith.
Signet chapter 57, R. A. M., will inslal
Its officers, elect and appointive, at . p.
m. on January 3d, after which the busi
ness of the stated convocation will take
P Bos Angeles council 11, Royal and Se
lect Masters,, will confer the degrees on
the largest class it has ever had, Janu
ary 4th. The work will be followed by
a fine banquet.
Pentalpha 202 will instal officers next
Southern California 27S conferred the
Fellowcraft degree Wednesday evening,
and will have -a raising" at its next com
Sunset 200 has installed the following
officers: Motley H. Flint, W. M.; George
W Aylesworth, S. W.; Will White, J. W.i
Charles N. Earl, secretary: Charles N.
Barr treasurer; W. Hageneamp, S. D.;
Harry H. Carrick, J. D.: D. Martin and
R. A. Ling, stewards. The past master.
Frank R. Willis, was presented with a
fine jewel at the banquet which took
place after the installation ceremonies,
at Moore's hall. East Los Angeles.
Los Angeles 42 installed officers last
Monday evening. Work will now be in
South Gate 320 conferred the Second
degree last Friday evening. A special
meeting will be held next Monday even
ing, at which the installation of officers
of this lodge will take place.
Hollenbeck 310 held a public installa
tion of officers Tuesday evening, which
was largely attended by Masons and
their ladies. Following the installation
there were a fine musical and literary
program, a banquet and a ball. During
the evening the popular W. M.-elect. W.
A Hammell, wns presented with a hand- ,
some P. M. jewel, although the lodge 1
would not allow him to accept the P. M.
Chair as yet. Hollenbeck will confer the
M. M. degree at a special meeting next
Vallee de France 329 conferred the
Fellowcraft degree last evening.
The following officers were elected by
Alhambra 322: H. I. Hanscome, W. M.;
N. W. Thompson, S. W.I O. O. Wither
bee, J. W.; J. J. Rich, treasurer; E. B.
South Gate chapter, O. E. S., received
several applications for membership at
the last meeting.
There are nineteen grand jurisdictions
that have homes or have taken steps to
establish them. The Connecticut Mason
ic home has 24 inmates, 17 male and 7
female. The average age of them all is
over 72 years. There were three deaths
in the home during the past year.
Cryptic Masonry is composed of two
degrees, Royal and Select Master, to
which has been added by some the
Super-Excellent Master. The first two
refer to the legend of the cryptic or se
cret vault. The legend of the Royal
Master treats of events that occurred
at the building of King Solomon's tem
ple and during the brief period of time
after the death of the builder which is
embraced between the discovery of his
body and its "Masonic interment." The
events preserved in the Select Master's
degree must have occurred prior to those
of the Royal Master. The Select Masters
were engaged in a secret business, un
known to the body of the craft employed
in the first temple.
Al Malalkah Temple, Ancient, Accept
ed Order Nobles of tin.' Mystic Shrine,
■ elected the following officers last Friday
evening: It. N. Bulla, illustrious poten
tate; C. J. Willett, chief robban; A. B.
Cass, assistant robban: it. H. F. Va
riel, high priest; E. F. Campbell, Orien
tal guide; W. C. Durgin, treasurer; D.
E. Barclay, recorder; Charles Campbell,
P. P.; R. N. Bulla. Mark G. Jones, rep
resentatives to Imperial council.
Pasadena Commandery, K. T., con
ferred the Order of the Temple on Tues
Tho union drill corps of the two can
tons Patriarchs Militant of this city met
last Sunday for drill and will meet again
next Sunday at 10 a. m. for the same
purpose. They ure preparing for the
public exhibition drill to be given by
them on New Year's eve at the grand
ball given by the cantons. Great prep
arations are being made for this ball,
which is expected to eclipse all former
efforts of the kind by this order In Los
Angeles. The exhibition drill by the Pa
triarchs Militant will precede the ball.
Canton Orion 12 met last evening.
Several applications for membership are
The new canton at Ventura will be in
stituted early next month. The cantons
of Los Angeles will assist at the institu
tion and the event promises to be mem
orable among the Patriarchs Militant of
The Odd Follows of Santa Monica are
working for the organisation of v can
ton, which will materialize in v short
Canton Los Angeles 27 met Wednesday
evening for business and drill. Several
applications for membership were re
Good Will 523 conferred the Second
degree Thursday evening on two candi
Magnolia encampment 86, East Side
lodrre 225 and Eureka Rebc-kah 2S will
jointly give a Christmas tree and enter
tainment at the Odd Fellows' hall on the
East Side next Wednesday evening.
Installations of officers will occur the
first meeting night ln January.
America 385 had initiatory worn
The entertainment given on Tuesday
evening by Arbor Vltae 83 for
the benefit of the Orphans' home
at Gilroy, was largely attended
and a success financially. The
program consisted of music, recitations,
refreshments, a bazar for the sale of
fancy articles, the whole closing with a
Edelweiss 67 Initiated a candidate last
Friday. In connection with Hofer 60.
they will give a Christmas tree celebra
tion and banquet on the evening of De
cember 26th at their hall ln the I. O. O.
Columbia 194 initiated two candidates
Monday evening. The turnout was
Una 172 had another class of six can
didates for membership Wednesday
evening. The work was followed by re
freshments and a short social.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
Redlands contemplates a public cele
bration of Washington's birthday and
the Knights of Pythias of that city hope
to have the five companies of the Uni
form Rank of Southern California par
ticipate. If this is consummated there
will be a great gathering of Sir Knights.
A large class is being formed ln San
Bernardino for the degree of D. O. O. X.,
which are expected to be conferred in
the near future.
A new lodge Is being organized at
Highland, San Bernardino county. A
I good list has already been secured.
Samson 148, East Los Angeles, will
confer the Knight rank next Monday.
Lieutenant General Holloway of Pas
adena company, who had his foot am
putated recently, Is now out on crutches
and doing well.
Marathon 182 had several applications
for membership Tuesday evening. The
Page rank will be conferred next Tues
Gauntlet 129 had the Knight rank on
Monday evening and expects more work
Captain G. S. Adolph of Company 25,
U. R. K. of P., was ln Long Beach on
Wednesday In the Interest of the organi
zation of a new lodge of the Knights of
Pythias at that place. In the evening
there was a meeting of about forty of the
representative citizens, which was ad
dressed by Captain Adolph. The result
was a decision for the organization of a
lodge, and an application was made for a
charter. The new lodge will be Instituted
about the middle of January with a
large membership. Another meeting will
be held on Wednesdny evening of next
The newly elected lodge officers will
be installed at the first meeting in Jan
Purity Temple 2, Rathbone Sisters, ex
pects a candidate for initiation tonight.
Fidelity triple, R. S., of Pasadena
will serve a dinner to visiting members
of the order at the Tournament of Roses
on New Year's day.
High Secretary W. H. Perry received
a telegram from High Chief Ranger Mc-
Elfresh on Wednesday from Toronto,
Ont., stating that he expected to reach
Los Angeles in time to eat his Christmas
turkey at home.
The officers and members of Court
Morris Vineyard 532 paid a fraternal
visit to Court La Fiesta 880 on Wednes
day evening, and the occasion proved
one of especial enjoyment to all present.
Court Central Avenue 1970, as a result
of a contest, took in thirty-five appli
cations for membership at its last meet
ing. Thursday night it celebrated the
event by giving an elaborate banquet, to
which the new applicants were Invited.
High Secretary Perry was present, and
made an appropriate address for the oc
casion, which was highly enjoyed by all
An effort is being made on the part of
five courts which meet on Wednesday
evening, Courts La Fiesta 880, Eucalyp
tus 966, Mateo 3343, Palmetto 3345 and
Angelina 3422, to hold a joint union in
stallation, at a date to be fixed in the
The officers of the High Court have
been invited to install the officers of
Court La Gazelle 3631 on the evening of
January 4th, Court Hermosa 3444 on
January 6th, and Court California 451 on
Court Toluca 3673 received four appli
cations at their last meeting.
Court Temple 510 initiated two can
didates Tuesday evening and appointed
a committee to arrange for a Bocial en
tertainment next month.
An important ruling has been made by
the Executive Council of the Supreme
Court to the effect that no beneficiary
member shall reside in territory north
of the sixtieth parallel for a longer period
than thirty days without a permit from
the Supreme Chief Ranger, and in case
he shall do so without the permit he
shall at the end of thirty days stand sus
pended from the order. This prohibits
members from going to thy Klondike
Judge Bartholomew of this city, Su
preme Secretary of the Fraternal
Brotherhood, who has done so much lo
cally for the upbuilding of the home or
der, started for outside field work about
ten days ago. His first stop was at
Yuma, Arizona, where in a few days he
organised a new lodge of thirty-eight
i' presentattve members. The institu
tion of Advance 40 took place on the
evening of the 17th. J. K. Miller, of Ar
cade Los Angeles, was present on the
occasion and assisted the Supreme Sec
retary. Judge Bartholomew is now in
Tucson organizing a lodge at that place.
Reports from Deputy Spencer at Sar
ramento are favorable and a large lodge
will soon be organized by him in the
j Capital City.
Downey 38 was instituted last week by
Deputy C. F. Munson, with twenty-five
East Los Angeles 11 initiated twelve
candidates last week, and will have a
class ot six more next Tuesday evening.
LOS ANGELES HERALD* SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 25, 1997
An invitation to members ot other city
lodges to be present next Tuesday will
probably be acoepted by a large number.
San Jacinto 41 was Instituted last Fri
day evening at San Jacinto by Deputy
H. D. Brunson. with a good charter list.
Ramona 39, Ladles of the Fraternal
Brotherhood, was Instituted at Corona
last week by Supreme President Dandy.
La Grande 9 initiated eight candidates
at its meeting last week, and expected to
have a like number for initiation last
Reports from the lodges outside the
city continue encouraging, new members
being admitted weekly by nearly all the
Los Angeles 1 had initiatory work on
Vice President S. C. Bartholomew of
Arcade 3 has presented the lodge with
a magnificent specimen of the bald eagle,
ilnely mounted, which adorns the desk
Ot the secretary.
Arcade 3 received several applications
for membership Wednesday evening.
KNIGHTS OF MACCABEES
The second Joint monthly social by Los
Angeles tent 2 and Los Angeles hive I
at their ball on Wednesday evening was
largely attended and a very pleasant af
fair. The principal features were danc
ing, cards and refreshments. These en
tertainments are destined to be very pop
Los Angeles tent 2 will have several
candidates for Initiation next Wednes
day evening and a large meeting is as
Deputy Supreme Commander Henry is
organizing a new and large class of can
didates at Santa Monica. The class will
be admitted about Jan. 15, at which time
the degree team of Los Angeles tent 2
has been Invited to be present and confer
California tent 6 will give an enjoyable
smoker at its hall, South Spring
street, next Thursday evening, which
will no doubt be largely attended by
members of the order and their friends.
Banner tent 21 initiated one candidate
Tuesday evening, elected four and re
ceived one application for membership.
This tent now carries an insurance fall
ing but a few dollars short of $600,000.
Banner tent, in connection with other
tents of the city, is taking steps toward
the organization of a general Maccabee
At the request of Southern California
191, St. Elmo 238 initiated John H. Drew
at its meeting Monday night.
Southern California 191 will confer the
Junior Workman degree on.twenty-three
candidates at its meeting next Thursday
Grand Foreman Mackey visited Riv
erside lodge on the 21st and exhibited
the screen work. The same officer vis
ited Azusa 341 last Friday evening.
The lodge at Riverside Initiated twelve
candidates on Tuesday evening. This
lodge will meet weekly hereafter.
Magnolia 34, Degree of Honor, will give
a free entertainment at A. O. U. W. hall,
213 South Main street next Friday eve
ning, New Year's Eve. The members of
the order and their families and of the
A. O. U. W. in the city are invited.
The total membership of the order Oct.
1 was 339,327; the grand total beneficiary
fund disbursed by the order to that date
was $79,270,967.50. California heads the
list in gains, followed by Wisconsin,
Massachusetts and Minnesota.
B. P. O. ELKS
Los Angeles 99 had a largely attended
meeting Wednesday night. Visiting
Elks were present from New York,
Pennsylvania and Oregon.
Great Interest Is manifested by the
Elks of Los Angeles and Southern Cali
fornia in the admission night of Los
Angeles 99, which occurs next Wednes
day. On that evening from 35 to 40 can
didates, representing many leading citi
zens of Los Angeles, will be made Elks
in the most complete ritualistic form of
the order. Leading Elks of San Fran
cisco, San Diego and other cities of the
state will be present. Following the
initiatory work there will be an Im
promptu social of a highly enjoyable
Grand Exalted Ruler Meade D. Det
weiler Is now in San Francisco. On
Wednesday evening he was tendered a
banquet by San Francisco lodge of Elks
at the California hotel, which was a very
elaborate affair. Among the notable
Elks present were Governor J. H. Budd,
Adjutant General H.-W. Barrett, Supe
rior Judge W. L. Pierce of San Diego,
and J. M. Gassaway of New Orleans.
Exalted Ruler J. R. Rowell of San Fran
cisco lodge acted as toastmaster and
about 200 representative Elks gathered
around the festive board.
Sunset council 1074 held the first of Its
series of open meetings, to be held on the
third Monday night of each month In
IS9B, last Monday evening. It was a
grand success, some sixty or more en
joying the entertainment prepared by
Brothers Zanders and Maloon, consist
ing of refreshments, dancing, card play
ing, etc. The piano was presided over
by Miss Emma Richei, who is a fine
musician. Among the visitors from sis
ter councils was Brother Axman of San
Pedro council. Several members and
their families wire present from Los
Angeles concil 1459.
Brother Thomas A. Parish, supreme
warden, left for Portland, Ore., last
Saturday evening to spend Christmas
with his family. He expects to return
to Los Angeles about the first of the
year to renew the grind council work
in this part of the state.
The next regular meeting of Sunset
council will be held Dec. 27th, when
several applications will be presented.
FORESTERS OF AMERICA
The grand chief ranger has appointed
the following court deputies for the
courts of Los Angeles: E. J. Baldwin,
Court Los Angeles; J. H. Melville, Court
Fremont; John Castera, Court Fran
caise; F. A. Maurlcio, Court Columbus;
L. Carbone, Court Dante; W. P. Jeffries,
The newly elected officers of the sev
eral city courts are now perfecting
themselves in the new ritualistic work,
and expect to be ln good form when they
j take office the first of next month.
The relief committee benefit at the
jßurbank theater Monday evening was
[largely attended and a successful affair
Court Germania 11 has elected the fol
lowing officers: C. Schenok, C. It.; Prank
Hoppe, S. C. R.; Paul Des3ner. K. 8.;
George Roy, F. S.; Dr. Scholl, physician;
W. Tostman, S. W.; Gus Zaiser, J. W.;
J. E. Mage, S. B.; Carl Kirns, J. B.; Kelty
Itoth, collector; H. Pflrman, A. Hartner
and Mi Rupert, trustees.
IMPROVED ORDER BSD MEN
Cocopah tribe 81 conferred the Hunt
er's degree upon Bro. J. D. Foss at the
last council fire. Little business Is ex
pected this evening on account of its
being Christmas eve. Cocopah tribe Is
caring for several sick braves who are
members of other tribes. On last Sun
day evening the Great Spirit saw fit to
take from earth-life Bro. Wm. Flem
mlng, a member of Pohonochee tribe 10
of San Francisco. Cocopah tribe assist
ed ln the funeral arrangements and con-
ducted the Red Men service at the grave.
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD
La Fiesta camp 63 had Initiatory work
and received several applications for
membership Monday night. There was a
Laurlstlnus circle 83, Women of Wood
craft, received several applications for
membership at their meeting last Sat
Tomorrow (Christmas) evening the
ladles of Laurlstlnus circle will have a
social and dance for members of the
order and friends. Their hall is in the
Odd Fellows' building, South Main
Los Angeles camp of the Woodmen Is
doing finely. Five candidates were in
itiated at their last meeting.
Mount Pleasant council of the Frater
nal Aid association held an interesting
session Thursday night. Next Thurs
day evening they will have annual elec
tion of officers.
The following officers have been elect
ed by Los Angeles council 299: Mrs. C.
M. Smith, president: Miss L. Newhall,
vice-president; C. L. Sexton, physician;
H. A. Mackenzie, secretary; Mrs. S. E.
Newhall, treasurer; S. L. Maas. guide;
M. A. Wlckard, observer; R. Q. Wlck
ham, sentinel. Several candidates have
been initiated of late.
The November record of the order was
five new councils and 608 new members,
of which California contributed 45. The
total membership of the order on Dec.
Ist was 18,810.
Only nine assessments were required
Guardian council 90 at its regular meet
ing last Friday elected the following
officers: D. Shea, councilor: Mrs. E. J.
Neel, vice councilor; L. Biddle, Instruc
tor; Val J. Baader. secretary: John yon
Poser, treasurer; Miss Kate M. Farrell,
prelate; J. K. Swanfeldt, marshal; Miss
Ada M. Buell. warden; R. J. Hemnnn,
guard; C. W. Houck, sentry; H. J. Kear
ney, trustee: Mrs. S. Boyer. organist. A
majority of the old officers were re-
lected. Guardian lodge also initiated a
candidate at the last meeting, and will
have initiation at the next session, De-
cember 31st. This council will give a
grand ball at Illinois hall New Tear's
SONS OF ST. GEORGE
The whist tournament, which com
menced on the 13th, will be concluded
A stag social will be held in the near
future, probably on January 10th, to
which all friends of Royal Oak are cor
CATHOLIC ORDER OF FORESTERS
Angelina court 579 will initiate five
candidates next Sunday, December 28th,
and elect new officers. A large attend
ance is expected.
The members of the committee of An
gel City court are making oxtenslve
preparations for their grand ball at St.
Joseph's hall, Santee and East Pico
streets, January 20th.
ORDER OF PENDO
Angelina council 12 has about 40 mem-
I bers and is prospering. It meets every
j Thursday at 107 V& North Main street.
I Several candidates were initiated last
j night. Angelina council gives a social
I dance every two weeks, which is very en
| joyable. The lady members bring re
freshments for the occasions. The next
dance will take place on Thursday
evening, December 30th.
The councils at Pasadena, Santa Mon
ica and Pomona are doing well.
AMERICAN LEGION OF HONOR
All the grand jurisdictions east of
i the Rocky mountains have been visited
!by the supreme commander, and he will
I visit the coast soon.
The councils in California have had
but few suspensions lately. The order
has paid to beneficiaries in California,
since January Ist, more than $70,000, and
the last issued monthly statement
' shows that death claims for California
were eight, amounting to $16,500. Up to
j December Ist the receipts for the benefit
fund exceeded the death losses for the
: post three months by $60,000.
i ("rood Will council 629 of this city now
has a membership of about 30. The an
nual election of officers will occur on
I the 2Sth.
YOUNG MEN'S INSTITUTE
Los Angeles Council 458 has elected the
following officers: R. J. Dillon, presi
dent; J. M. Roland, first vice president ;
J. B. Rarrett, second vice president:
Rev. C. Molony, chaplain; J. J. Gee, sec
retary; J. Cussen, treasurer.
Montgomery council will give a grand
ball on New Year's eve in aid of the choir
of the Sacred Heart.
A picked nine of baseballlsts from
Montgomery council will play ball with
a nine from the Mariposa club at Ath
letic park January 1.
Something for the New Year
The world renowned success of Hostel
ler's Stomach Bitters, and their continued
popularity for near half a century as a
stomachic, Is scarcely more wonderful than
the welcome that greets the annual ap
pearance of Hoetetter's Almanac. This
valuable medical treatise Is published by
th" Hostetter company. Pittsburg, Pa.,
under their own immediate supervision,
employing sixty hands In that department.
Thc-y are running about eleven months ln
the year on this work, and the issue of
same for IS9S will be over eleven millions,
printed in the English, German, French.
Welsh. Norwegian, Swedish, German, Bo
hemian and Spanish languages. Refer to
a copy of it for valuable and Interesting
reading concerning health, and numerous
testimonials as to the efficacy of Hostet-
ter'a Stomach Hitters, amusement, varied
information, astronomical calculations and
chronological items, etc., which can be de
pended on for correctness. The Almanac
for IS9B can be obtained, free of cost, from
druggists and general country dealers in
all parts of the country.
Boot Jack Tobacco—finest ln the world.
POOR AND DESPONDENT
JAKES KELLEY SWALLOWS MOR
PHINE TO DIE
He Is Discovered in His Boom at the
St Charles Hotel and Resusci
tated ln the Hospital
Driven to despair by poverty and 111
health, James Kelley, aged 43 years,
made an unsuccessful attempt at sui
cide ln the St. Charles hotel, on Main
street, early yesterday morning. Shortly
after noon the suspicions of one of the
chambermaids were aroused by loud
breathing, which she heard In Kelley's
room. She knocked on tho door, and,
failing to arouse the sleeper, reported
the matter at the office. The door was
Immediately broken In and Kelley was
found upon the bed unconscloua from
the effects of morphine. There was a
! half-Ailed vial of the poison on a dreeser
The patrol wagon was sent for and
Kelley was removed to the receiving hos
pital, where he was resuscitated by the
application of the usual remedies.
The attempt at suicide had been a most
deliberate one. Kelley wrote a letter to
the coroner, giving considerable Informa
tion about himself, and then took the
drug about 1 oclock tn the morning. If
he had not been discovered till a short
time later, his attempt to shuffle off
would have proved successful.
A copy of the despondent man's letter
to the coroner follows:
LOS A NOBLES. Dec. 23,1897.
To tho Coroner of Los Angeles: Pain and
poverty compel me to commit this. lam
taking thirty grains of morphine ln hopes
It will kill me, as I don't want to become a
I. was born In Ireland in 1854, 15:h of Stp
tember. and came to the United States in
'69 with my purents and settled in Mllford,
Went to Black Hills In '78 as a miner, and
followed mining ever since. I have no re
lations, only one sister In the city of Lynn,
Mass., a Mrs. Newton, if she Is living. I
have no religious belief. I am an infidel.
P. S.—lf my little effects are worth any
thing give the proceeds to Mr. 11. Stickler,
proprietor of tlie St. Charles saloon, as I
owe him $2.75 (two dollars and seventy
five cents). J. K.
Murderous Pot Hunters
FRESNO, Cal., Dec. 21.— T. E. Jones,
who headed a searching party to Los
Banos, to hunt for T. E. Porter, who dis
appeared from here last month, returned
to Fresno last night. Nothing could be
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learned of the missing man. Just at
present the pot hunters In ths vletnlty
of Los Banos are having much troubls
with the officers, who are attempting to
enforce the law against hunting with
guns of a bore larger than No. 10. The
guns used by the pot hunters weigh
about thirty pounds. An officer of Ma
dera county was almost killed by the
hunters recently. It is suspected that
Porter was mistaken for an officer or
spy, murdered and sunk with weights
In the quicksands.
An Insane Witness
ST. PAUL, Dec. 24.—1n the Mintser
estate controversy a sensation was
caused by the calling to the stand of
Justice B. C. Burgess, who Is alleged by
Joseph Waters to have married him on
March 24, 1892, to Miss Anna Mintser.
Justice Burgess Is now an inmate of
Rochester Insane Asylum, and counsel
for Waters strenuously objected to the
admission of his evidence, but was over
ruled by Probate Judge Wllllch, Burgess
denied having ever performed a mar
riage ceremony between the couple and
declared that the marriage certificate
presented yesterday by Mr. Waters, and
upon which he based his claim to the
estate of Miss Mintser, was a counterfeit
and only an Imitation of his handwriting.
The Evans Estate
LONDON. Dec. 14.—The will of Dr.
Thomas Evans, the millionaire Ameri
can dentist. Is ln such a muddle that the
lawyers will probably get most of the
estate, which is estimated at $8,000,000.
After making bequests to more than
thirty relatives, the total of which
amounts lo less than a quarter of a mil
lion dollars. Dr. Evans leaves all the
rest of his estate to the Thomas W.
Evans Museum and Institute of Phila
There is no such institute. It was Dr.
Evans' Intention, on his recent visit to
America, to found a dental Institute ln
Philadelphia which was to be after his
name, but he did not do so.
A Useless Pardon
PITTSBURG, Pa., Dec. 24.—A. C. Alli
son of Sunbury, Pa„ convicted last March
of fraudulent use of the mails and sen
tenced to eighteen months in the peni
tentiary, was today pardoned by Presi
dent McKinley as a Christmas gift. It
is feared that the pardon comes too late,
as Allison Is lying ln the hospital of the
penitentiary, critically ill from consump
SAN LUIS OBISPO. Cal., Dec. 24.—
S. M. Flndley, a Populist, was today
elected, on the fifth ballot, by the Board
of Supervisors as County Tax Collector,
to fill the vacancy caused by the death
of George W. Rammage, a Republican.
CKtss Good Light But Za Frightfully
NEW YORK, Dec. 24.—A succession of
explosions at the United States Acety
lene Liquifying Company, in Jersey City,
today, caused the loss of two lives
and $20,000 damages to the works. The
dead are: Thomas Fowler, assistant
engineer, and Max Grimm.
There were only three other employes
In the building at the time of tha explo
sions, and they had greater or less In
juries. Their names are Fred Burrows,
Charles White and Frits Leeds,
A fragment of the boiler tors the roof
from a trolley ear some dlstanos away.
It Is said that the force of the explosion
was due to the boiler's bursting and a
fire spread to the various tanks, caus
ing a succession of deafening reports.
Near by buildings, as well as the Cen
tral railroad trestle, caught Are, but
these losses were not serious. The ma
chinery of the local electric lighting
company was affected by the Jar causing
the electric lights tn various buildings to
go out. Max Orlmm's body was blown
through a window and torn to pieces.
The body of Assistant Engineer Fow
ler was found in the ruins of the wrecked
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