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HIGH JINKS OF
STAID CLUB MEN CELEBRATE
! y.r YULETIDE
W. C. Patterson and His Hemlock
Chorus Make Attempt at Reg*
ular Program Out Of
Th« Sunset club wan Bt IU best-or,
perhaps, Chairman Stewart, who Roes
armed with "Cushlng's Manual" In onn
liand and "Common Prayer" In the oth
er, may have thought at Its worst— on
Friday night last, It's Chrl»tmo« Jlnlc«,
the occaßlon of all the others in the
y«»r when ho parliamentary or othei
rtstralnt is impoaed upon the "GohM,"
who are not exceedingly lamblike at
any time. The moat mischievous nnil
uproarious goats are Otheman Stevens,
I,quls Vetter, G. A. Parkyns, Fred
Allen, Ben Truman, Sam Clover, John
J. Byrne. Bond Francisco. J. O. Koep
'.lll, F. W. Burnett nnd, strange as It
may ««»m, \V. C. Patterson.
, "Goats" Unruly
It had been arranged by the commit
tee that a band should be present to
play appropriate music, us should sug
gest itself Incidentally to thy» leader:
that there should be one set paper
("Th« Puritan," by Judge Enoch
Knight) and that "etc., etc., etc.,"
should follow. But the "etc., etc.,
etc.," set In early and kept up until
live' last and no decorum was permit
ted by the positively unruly "goats,"
except during the reading of Judge
Knight's excellent and Instructive his
torical paper. The austere president
was not permitted to g'»t In a word
edgeways, 1 and was many times
obliged to relinquish severe and deter
mined efforts.- Brother Patterson and
his stentorian, Hemlockers striking up
.the/Hemlock Tree" every time Brother
| Stewart took the floor, or shouting
"Stewart!" "Stewart!" sc( loudly as to
silence the generally aggressive pre
siding officer. Even the flowery voiced
j Hollabird,, whose poesy of words can
- wheedle the feathered songster from a
bcugh. was drowned by Patterson's
uproarious choir, or by such a cyclone
ot:, calls for Brother H. that convinced
him of its insincerity. And, still more
surprising, a long-continued attempt to
address the club by Dr. Dowllng, whom
the '"goats" hold in high regard, was
first" drowned by the voices of Stevens.
Truman,- Koepfll, Osborn, Ellis and
other Hemlockers, under the baton of
the impressarlo Patterson while those
j lovely coryphees de ballet,' KoepHl,
■ Eyrne and Clover, started In with the
Boston dip up and down the center ot
the room 'and -wound vp v with th-a can
■ can from "Orphees aiix Ehfero," wltti
London -music hally improvisations.
And Brother Elliott, he of the smooth
voice • and rich southern accent, who
rearly went to pieces over Dixie and
fainted dead away when the whole
crowd Bung "Marching Through Geor
gia," made a desperate attempt to
I squelch Patterson and his Gregorian
pualmlsts, but was completely drownert
ty tha diapason of the Hemlock Tree,
"tic, etc., etc." I :
But the zenith of mirth was reaehea
when the. popping of champagne corks
added music to Patterson's vocalists
and It was announced that Dr. Le
moyne Wills, on account >of his
emergement from bachelor thraldom,
had set up the wine for the crowd.
Then the whole club struck up "For
He's a Jolly, Good Fellow" and "So
Say We All of Us," and Patterson's
Heralockers took a much-needed rest.
In tho meantime Parkyns sang two
eongs, Truman gave out a hymn,
Clover danced the Highland fling.
Byrne recited a classic, Koepfll exe
cuted a Chilean hornpipe, the pi«3l
dent attempted to speak and was
I'lomptly squelched by Patterson and
Ma trusted chorus, and another an
nouncement went forth that Louis Vet
ter. had ordered a basket because he
had thus far escaped the dangers ot
marriage, and this last arrangement
was set to music and Patterson as
ÜBual achieved immense success with
his "Hemlock Tree," which proved a
veritable Christmas tree for the Sunset
Seriously, the affair was dellghirul
and satisfactory throughout. It gave
c chance to a representative class oi
well-bred business men to cut loose
from too much decorum and to be boys
again; and that they did do so to the
limit cannot be denied, although 10
o'clock saw all of them nt home.
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NO VERDICT IN CASE OF STREET INSPECTOR ELLIS
COURT ROOM SCENE DURING THE CLOSING HOURS OF ELLIS
TRIAL. DISTRICT ATTORNEY FREDERICKS CLOSING THE
CASE ON BEHALF OF THE PROSECUTION. MOTHER AND
WIFE OF THE DEFENDANT WERE INTERESTED SPECTATORS
ELLIS JURY IS
UNABLE TO AGREE
STANDS NINE FOR ACQUITTAL
ON LAST BALLOT '%
After Deliberating All Evening the
Twelve Men Fail to Arrive at
a Verdict in Street In.
Unable to agree after deliberating
over six hours, Judge Wilbur shortly
before the death knell of the old year
was tolled discharged the jury before
whom Edward S. Ellis, the, deputy
street superintendent has been on trial
charged with having accented bribes
in return for his approval of certain
street work. ■' . .'..'.
.Tha action taken by the jury was
considered a.victory by the defense and
many of the defendant's .friends who
lingered . about the court . room . until
midnight . congratulated . Ellis on the
It is not known definitely whether
or not the case will ever go to trial
again, but the indications are that it
Over twenty ballots were taken in
the Jury room and it was not until after
all possibility of arriving at a ver
dict had vanished that Judge Wilbur
discharged the jury from further ser
On the first ballot taken the Jury
stood eight for conviction and four for
acquittal, and on the last ballot taken
the vote was practically reversed, nine
being for acquittal and three for con
From a conversation held with a
Juror this morning it was practically
shown that a conviction was entirely
out of the Question.
"I would have given $100 out of my
own pocket if this case could have been
tried before the late election," said the
juror, and then he eulogized the former
Judge Wilbur in discharging the Jury
thanked them for their services, and
the greetings of the season were ex
changed by judge and jurors Just as
the big hand on the clock pointed to the
hour of 12.
Judge Interviews Jury
At 8:30 o'clock last night, after the
Jury had been deliberating on the evi
dence for nearly four hours without
reaching a verdict, Judge Wilbur or
dered the men brought in for the pur
rose of ascertaining the standing ot
the jurors on the question of the ver
The foreman of the Jury announced
that they stood seven to five, but re
fused to commit himself beyond this.
One of the Jurors asked the court for
udditlonul instructions on the testi
mony given by Contractor Cummlngs,
and In reply Judge Wilbur said:
"The court .Instructs you that the
evidence of the payment of money to
the defendant by persons other than
Whlttler Ih not to be considered by you
us tending to prove that he received
money from Whlttier."
This Instruction was considered ma
terial, to the cause of the defendant by
Ellis' attorneys, and the Jury again filed
into the Jury room for further delibera
When District Attorney Fredericks
opened the final address to the Jury o;i
behalf of the prosecution, the specta
tors who occupied every available inch
of space about the court room bent for
ward in their eagerness to catch every
word spoken by the prosecutor.
"Not only have you the life of the
defending In ydur hands, but you also
hold within your grasp the life of this
commonwealth, for the crime alleged
hern Is the pest and the blackest offense
against the cjvlo life," said Captain
Fredericks In hla opening remarks' to
' In reply to the defense who argued
that politic*. und animosity were the
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY * 1905.
elements back of the charge, the dis
trict attof'ney said:
"It ts simply a theory, and theories
are" cheap,", and he then elaborated
upon some of the theories advanced by
the attorneys for Ellis In defense of
the charge against him.
"When they made that charge' lt
must have Impressed you as being -i
very serious accusation."
Denies Political Allegation
"If that Is true," continued the dis
trict attorney, "and If politics was back
of this charge, what scoudrels thn
grand jurymen must be, and what do
you think of your district attorney?"
"I am, here, however, to help you,"
announced Captain- Fredericks, "and
guide you in the performance of. your
duty as citizens of this communltj*."
• He next passed at some length over
the testimony given by Contractors
Whlttler and Cummlngs, in relation to
the events leading up to the alleged
payment of the bribes.
He asserted that the evidence proved
Werdin did not go ov;r the Btreets of
Los Angeles, with a hammer In hand,
and test J every piece of street work,
as' was testified during the trial of the
case.- ■■;■ ■' g '.:
"Why Is it that Ellis is so virtuous
and these, other men are so vile?" sar
castically Inquired the prosecutor.
At this point in the proceedings a
lively tilt ensued "between Captain
Fredericks and Attorney Luther
Brown, representing Ellis.
Attorney Brown objected to the re
marks of the district attorney, which,
he characterized as "improper," where
upon Fredericks charged the attorney
with intentionally interrupting him In
the course of his argument.
Judge Wilbur demanded the attorney
to state the remarks made by the dis
trict attorney which had been objected
to, but this the attorney was unable to
do, and the court instructed the district
attorney to proceed.
Fredericks insisted that If the con
tention made by the defense, that Ellis
was not a public official, was correct,
the acceptance of the bribe could be
admitted and nothing could be done.
"If your public officials cun so sur
round themselves with legal technical
ities as to defeat their official capacity,
then you are In a position to be bled
by your public servants," declared the
In closing his address the district at
torney called upon the jury to act fear
lessly with him, in the performance of
He bitterly arraigned the defendant
in connection with the crime charged,
and In the course of his closing re
marks the defendant's . mother, who
was seated inside the court railing-,
broke down and wept bitterly for the
first time during the progress of tbe
trial, and 12111 a assisted her from the
"We want honest officials and we
want to make those who are to come
follow In the same footsteps," asserted
The court then instructed the Jury ns
to questions of luw and fact, and a 1
4:40 o'clock the Jury retired for de
Rogers in Tilt
When court opened yesterday At
torney Hogers continued hisaippeal to
the Jury on behulf of the defendant,
during the progress of which a tilt oc
curred between the court and the at
Gentlemen of the jury, the prosecu
tion of this boy is by a little coterjo
of street contractors, one of whom
has $19,000 .worth of street contracts
held up for bad work and who wants"
a new street superintendent to pass
them. It Is a conspiracy and not on
the level," thundered Rogers.
, "What do you mean by 'not on th<»
level,' " aternly demanded Judge Wil
The attorney then continued hla ad
dreua, and said:
"I'll tell you what I mean, gentlemen
of the jury, I mean that the' grand
Jury for three weeks tried to flnti
un Indictment against »omo one In the
street superintendent's office and
EDWARD S. ELLIS
couldn't, and then Prank Whlttler- took
this young man out to a saloon and
they had a drink tp put up a front,
and then he went 'before ■ the grand
Jury and testified to a lie, pure • and
"Do you know that you are speaking
to me, Mr.' Rogers," demanded the
court, and for a few minutes it looked
as if trouble was about to brew.
"I beg your honor's pardon, but I
am addressing the jury," replied At
torney Rogers, and he continued his
address to the jury-
Judge McKinley's Appeal
Following the address of Attorney
Rogers, Judge J. "W. McKinley made
the principal address to the jury In be
half of the defendant.
"You have only the uncorroborated
testimony of "Whlttler, a self-confessed
briber, who shamefacedly admits that
he has led this young man astray," de
clared Judge McKinley in opening his
remarks to the jury.
He asserted that on the other hand
Ellis had come before the court and in
a straightforward manner told his ver
sion of the affair which led to his ar
During the course of the attorney's
address, in which he touchingly ap
pealed to the jury for an acquittal of
the defendant, Ellis' mother was over
come with emotion, and she buried her
face in her hands to hide the tears.
"Would you send a young man to
the penitentiary on the evidence of
these men— self-confessed bribers— who
have testified that they bribed a boy in
the street superintendent's office who
had no authority whatsoever to act?"
asked Judge McKinley.
The defense attached considerable
importance to the testimony of the re
tiring street superintendent, and a
number of excerpU fron the testimony
of Werdin were gone into at length by
judge Mc*lClnley in his urgument.
Glad to Retain Ambassador
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Petersburg during the coming adminis
tration has been received with satis
faction here. ; v .',v-
Notable Cut In Furniture and Carpet!
If conditions count for anything in
fixing prices on commodities, the fact
tjuit the Los Angeles Furniture com
pany has so short and indefinite time
to remain in Its present place of busi
ness on South Broadway, opposite the
city hall, should count for many dol
lars to furniture, carpet and drapery
buyers. The company had been notified
to vacate by January Ist, but got a few
days' extension, and now will make the
greatest effort ever made to clear out
the entire stock in these few days.
Big reductions are made in carpets,
drttperlea and furniture, the sale to
commence Tuesday morning. It is pre
ferred Ato sell all this . high quality
stock at marked reductions rather than
pack and warehouse It for .' three
months, when the new building on
South Spring street will be completed.
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man's Bowling club and Menasha Star Cycling club, writes: • Wlin BenUlll lOr IOUgIIS,
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CATCHING cold Is really the acute tract are oftenest damaged by" this * n £|J h o £lHeS^^^^
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-— -— - usual quantities Peruna acts directly on the vasa^ can give oiir readers : only •■ a slight
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518 CASES INVESTIGATED IN
Twenty.Elght Murders, One Hundred
and Three Suicides and Many
Deaths From Railway AccU
dents Are Recorded
Five hundred and eighteen cases of
sudden death were investigated by
Coroner Trout during the year 1904.
This death record is about one-third
of the total death list of the county for
. In the record are twenty-eight mur
ders, 103 suicides, seventy-four deaths
by railway accident.
The record chows: . .
Accidents— Fell from bridge 1, falling
earth 11, burning 8, kicked by horse 1,
fell from buggy 6, fall from building 11,
runaway horse 4, electric shock 5, ma
chinery 2, gun shot 7, result, of Injuries
1, crushed by wagon 1. ' . A ." '
Common causes— Nephritis 10, heart
disease 57, phthisis 29, senility 7, cancer
of liver 1, alcoholism 9, still born 15,
apoplexy 9, other causes 84. An
Increase of forty cases over the
year 1903, or an excess of thirty cases
over any previous year in the history
of the local coroner's office.
There were twenty-eight cases of
unidentified dead, two Justifiable homi
cides, nfty-elght by accidents other
than railway, 221 by common causes, of
which fifty-seven were heart disease.
Murders In December
• The month of December had seventy
three cases to its credit, of which seven
were murders, twelve were suicides,
four by railways and seven by acci
dents. Following ts a complete llßt of
the deaths and their cause:
Murders— Chloroform and laudanum
1, stabbed 7, shot 18.
Justifiable homicides — Shooting 1,
monkey wrench 1.
Railway— Southern Pacific railroad
22, Pacific KHectrio 16, Los Angeles Rail
way company 13, Los Angeles Pacific 8,
S. P., L. A. & S. h. 8, Los Angeles Inter
urban 2, Santa Fe 5.
Suicides'— Carbolic acid 6, under train
1, knife 11, gun shot 81, hanging 3.
strychnine 12, cyanjde potash «, chloro
form and laudanum 13, gas 4, rough on
rats 1, chloroform 2, morphine 8, arsenic
1, drowning 4, belladona and laudanum
1, plunged before train I, Jumped from
roof of building 1 • t ;
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