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STODDARD HEIRS. Their Title to the County j Jail Property. a — As Far As the Deeds Go It Is Perfect. But Will An Error In a Deed Bej Sustained In Court? The Abstract to the Property in Brief. Supervisor Perry'a Opinion —He Admits the Stoddarda' Title By Deed U Good—But Dees Not Think They Will win. The article in yesterday's Herald showing that there is a cloud on the title of the county to the property on which ia located the county jail and the south wing of the courthouse naturally caused considerable comment. Attorney C. C. Stephens, who, with Judge Bicknell, is acting for Mr. C. P. Huntington, the trustee ot the Stoddard heirs' claims, that there ;is no question in the world,as to the title of his clients to the property in question as far as the deeds go. The matter of the statute of limitations, and the question of the county having held the property without adverse claim, are matters for the court to settle. There were some errors in the article in yesterday's Herald, as to the manner by which the Princess Hatzfeldt and her sisters and brothers claim the prop erty. A brief of the claimants' abstract is as follows: The city deeded the hill property to Heringer in 1858. Heringer deeded to Oscar E. Macy, father of ex-Supervisor Macy. Macy deeded to the city the 150 feet in controversy, beginning at the Fulton block line and extending north on New High street. In 1872 the city put the lot in ques tion in the control of the school board. In 1874 G. W. Wilson, who had suc ceeded to the Macy inserest, applied to the council for a duplicate of the original deed from the city to Heringer, as he claimed the original deed had been lost, and the city re-executed the deed, and, whether wittingly or not, included in it the 150 feet which had been deeded by Maiey to the city, and through Wilson, who" was their grandfather, the claim now passes to the Stoddard heirs. SUPERVISOR PERRY'S OPINION. S. M. Perry, chairman of the board of supervisors, says that the county first heard of the flaw in the title to the old school property while investigating the Bell claim'about, two months ago. Bell's claim to the land was found to have no foundation, but in looking over the rec ords, the discovery was made that the city had deeded the south 150, or 100 feet, as Mr. Perry claims, to G. W. Wil son, in 1874. "Although the abstract shows the title to vest in Wilson's heirs," said Mr. Perry, "it is so plain that the deed from the city conveying it is an error that I do not think their claim to it is tenable. Some one has made a stupendous mis take, however. When Wilson petitioned the city for a copy of the original deed, it was granted him. Later he dis covered that be had been given more than he asked for, and the property was recpnveyed to the city so a correction could be made. Another deed was given Wilson, but by some fatal blunder the second deed was the same as the first and gave Wil son 100 feet of the old school lot, to which he hart no claim and for which he made no demand. We have a copy of the petition he presented to the council, and have looked up a large number of witnesses —men who were parties to the transaction—who will tes tify as to the intention of the city when the deed was made. "When the county bought the prop erty from the board of education for $75,000, it was supposed that the title was clear. As far as I know no abstract passed at that time, as no one seems to have taken the trouble to look into the matter and find out where the title lay. I confess that when we first learned of the Stoddards' claim we were considerably frightened. The supervisors held a number of 'star chamber' sessions while discussing the matter, for which they were strongly criticised by the Herald, but we did not want the knowledge which we possessed to become public until we learned just how the matter stood. Lately we have Lad an abstract pre pared, which has been examined by the district attorney and by Houghton, Silent and Campbell. These gentlemen are all of the opinion that the county can liold the property. "Of course it is very probable that a contest will be made," added Mr. Perry, "but we have such a strong case that I do not fear for the result. The city and county together have held undisputed possession of the land since 1874, and it is the opinion of the county's lawyers that the statute of limitation will pro tect us if nothing else." United States Signal Service. Keoort of observations taken at Los Angeles, May 27. 1891: a. m. p. m. Max. tern., 71: mln. tern., 57. Weather Forecast. Ban Fbancisco, May 27.—Forecast till 8 p. m., Thursday, for Southern California: Fair weather, except light rains on southwest coast. NEWS NOTES. There will be a concert in the Sixth street park today at 3 p. m. G. Herrick, who died very suddenly Tuesday evening, was afflicted with heart disease. There is an undelivered telegram at the office of the Postal Telegraph com pany, 125 West First street, for C. W. Peck. H. Z. Osborne yesterday filed a bond of $25,000 as collector of the port of Wil mington. E. F. Spence and Hervey Lindley are his sureties. The June examination for those in tending to enter the State university at Berkeley will be held in room 15 of the high school on the 25th of June. Coroner Weldon yesterday held an in quest touching on the death of Albert W. Schuster, who was killed yesterday morning by falling off an oil car near Langs, on the Southern Pacific road. The deceased was a railroad man, and was 30 years old. Mr. Ryan, of the Agricultural park, reports that three Shetland ponies have been at the track for the past three days. Two are black and one almost white. There are undelivered messages at the Western Union telegraph office, corner I ofConrt and Main, May 27th, for A. I C. Nichols & Co., F. H. Tuffel and M.G. J Scotto. J The case of Aaron Abbott, charged! with perjury, was given to the jury yes* terday morning. Owing to a failure tfc return a verdict the jury was locked up for the night. 1 A man attracted the attention of tlfe police yesterday by trying to sell a horse, saddle and bridle for $20. He claimed to have received them in pay ment for work done for a man in San Diego county, and to be very much in need of money. As there was no proof to the contrary he was not arrested. Dr. T. A. Wilcox, T. W. Miller and Mrs. T. W. Miller write to the Herald denying that they were instrumental in causing the arrest of Mrs. Waldron, and knew nothing of it until summoned as witnesses in the case, and that her state ment that she found Dr. Wilcox and Mrs. Miller in a room together is en tirelyfalse. The Italian Mutual Benevolent society of this city will have its annual picnic atSvcamore Grove, at the Arroyo Seco, next Sunday. It will undoubtedly be largely attended, as the society is noted for its social gatherings. Picnic games of all kinds will be indulged in, and a special prize will by awarded to the best lady and gentleman dancer. The board of supervisors met yester day, in regular session, with S. M.Perry in the chair. The matter of the Santa Susanna precinct road was heard by the board and continued. The appointment of M. A. Lynch as night watchman of the court house was, on motion, rescind ed, and Lynch was ordered to turn over all keys in his possession immediately. E. Blennerhassett was appointed to fill the vacancy, on a salary of $85 per month. Buy your goods today and tomorrow, as The Coulter Dry Goods House will be closed Saturday, Decoration Day. Go to the Y.M.I, picnic on Decoration day, May 30th, at Verdugo Dark. Beau tiful location in a picturesque canon. Admission only 25 cents. Games,,sports and dancing. Leave via Terminal railway. Ocean steamship tickets to and from all points in Europe now on sale at Santa Fe railroad office, 129 North Spring st. Chais. T. Parsons, agent. I can, will, and do teach advanced, double entry bookkeeping in six weeks. Tarr, expert, 233 West First. For Sale—loo head of A No. 1 milch cows, very cheap. Bonita Meadows, Washington street, or' apply to J. E. Durkee. Ardmour. The Bix Sisters Millinery will remove to 429 South Spring street, between Fourth and Fifth. Noon prayer meeting. lo7li North Main street. R. D. List, notary public. Legal papers care fully drawn. 125 West Second. Never out. G. G . Johnson, Notary Public, has removed to 119 N. Spring St. Always in. PERSONAL,. John Brown of Madera is registered at the Hollenbeck. T. C. Langeley, of Riverside, was at the Westminster, yesterday. George R. Stewart, of Pittsburg, Pa., is registered at the Westminster. Colonel W. H. H. Benyaurd, U.S.A., is registered at the Westminster. Dr. R. A. Fomburgh of Portland, Me., and daughter are guests of the Redondo hotel. Chief Engineer Perris, of the South ern Pacific railroad, was in the city yes terday. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Newman, of San Francisco, are spending a few days at the Westminster. R.P.Robins of Columbus, 0., was among the arrivals from the east at the Nadeau yesterday. W. C. Bashford of Prescott, Ariz., is in the city for a few days and is regis tered at the Nadeau. R. E. Vanderbilt of Chicago and Max Summerfield of Milwaukee are among the guests that registered at the Hollen beck yesterday. D. Mcßae of Visalia, Cal., R. W.Mas tick of San Francisco, and A. B. Kit tridge of El Paso, Texas, registered at the Hollenbeck yesterday. Mr. James A. Montgomery, of Mont gomery Bros., left for the east by the overland, yesterday, having been sum moned home through the dangerous ill ness of his father. A. McCartney, the real estate man from San Francisco, is in the city, ac companied by his daughters, Miss Pearl and Miss Mina McCartney. They are staying at the Nadeau. Lester Jacoby, of the firm of Jacoby Bros., leaves today for a six weeks' trip. Mr. Jacoby's journey is purely a. busi ness one. He intends purchasing a large stock of new goods. Hon. John McCleave, of New York city, accompanied by his wife and fam ily, are at the Nadeau. Mr. McCleave is'one of the boardof police commission ers of the city of New York. Among the arrivals at Redondo are Captain and Mrs. F. Edward Gray and child, C. C. Pierce, Los Angeles ; Fred M. Newell, Solomonville, Ariz.; J. Abra ham, Clifton, Ariz.; Alex Hamids, New York; 8. P. Jones, Tacoma; M. Y. Adens, San Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. W. Westendoff, Philadelphia. John Cashin of the Union Ice company arrived from San Francisco on Tuesday. Mr. Cashin states that he finds Los An geles excellently Bpoken of throughout the northern part of the state, and firmly believes that we are enjoying a better business boom than any other place on the Pacific coast. As Mr. Cashin re marked, "You have the country, the climate and all its natural advantages, and why should you not be prosperous. Of all the places I have visited I have not found one with the air of activity that prevades Los Angeles.' The advent of the St. Louis capitalists of the Ter minal road, placing the amount of money they have and intend to in this city is quite significant. It means progression and advancement. Los Angeles, in my opinion has seen its worst days and its business advancement in the future will be steady and firm and devoid of boom fallacies." THE LOS ANGELES HERALD; THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 18, 1891- THEO. Z. HARDEE. [He Denies Stealing From the Cotillion Club. Former Fashionable Friends Asked to Vindicate Him. He Makes No Threats But Bides His Time. r A Letter From the Fallen Soolety Leader. He Says There Are a Lot of Others Here as Bad as He. Mr. Theo. Z. Hardee will be remem bered as a young man who paid parti cular attention to society as he found it, in Los Angeles, aud who for a time rode on top of the first wave in the fash ionable swim. That position is a peril ous one and like many predecessors ho fell. In falling he managed to "touch" all his friends and people he knew for whatever he could get from them. He did not disdain to borrow a ten from a keeper of a street fruit stand whom lie formerly patronized, and the night be fore he left he got from a colored waiter at the restaurant at which he was in the habit of dining, another tenner. The poor devil of a waiter did not have the money when Hardee asked for it, ami had to go out and borrow it. His fash ionable friends also mourn his gain and their loss to the tune of different amounts. Two days after his disap pearance the Herald announced his flight, and two or three weeks afterwards the Times published an article about the young man, and stated among other things that Hardee was short in his accounts with the Cotillion club. It is stated that he squared his accounts with that association, but did it with a note which he has failed to pay, and which will have to be met by its endorser. Mr. Hardee has written a statement to a gentleman of this city, who is con nected with the club, about the matter. As his circle of fashionable acquaint ances was very large, the letter may be of some interest. Mr. Hardee writes as the persecuted melodrama hero talks, and fails to make a very good case for himself. The letter ia aa follows: San Francisco, May 24, 18H1. Dear Sir : I have just seen an article published in the Los Angeles Times oi the 21st inst., wherein I am alluded to aa being short in my accounts of the club you represent to the extent of some $300, and that the directors required me to "dig up." This I have to say is ab solutely false, and to those who know anything about the affairs of the club I appeal for vindication of the charge. Public opinion is more easily in fluenced to believe ill of one already in trouble than to think kindly, and I ask you as man to man, and the now properly recognized head of the club, to kindly call a meeting of the executive committee to the end that an investigation be made, in justice to me. I deem it my right to make this request, and the sooner 'tis complied with the better for all concerned. The article published was the result of pure malice on the part or" one oMhe victims," wbose lack of all sensitiverfeSß and manly honor prompted him to al low a letter I wrote to him in confidence to be published in a daily journal. The party in question had endorsed a note for me, and sent me word that if I did not liquidate the same "at once" that he would burn me up through the papers. I was in no position to pay my obligation, and returned word to that effect, with the result aforesaid. I make no threats, but bide my time; for surely as there is a God above he will repent his action. I never yet saw or heard of a work of spite but that it reacted upon the author, and with interest, too. By his cowardly attack my prospects of re . turning to Lbs Angeles, securing em ployment and maintaining my hereto fore good position have been ruined, and thereby I am retarded -from being in a way to pay my debt not only to him but to others who have been kind to me. To me he is despicable. Suffice it to quote the old maxim: "People who live in glass houses should not throw stones." I mention no name, but to the initiated the inference is obvious. That I am sore pressed I cannot deny; but who has not been ? And that very fact should, to any man with the leant spirit of chivalry, have caused him to refrain from such a mean advantage. To some people newspaper reports are ac cepted without a grain of allowance as gospel truths. The Times' article, while containing some truths, magnifies and distorts small facts, and on the whole insinuates in such a manner as to lead outsiders to infer that I was the blackest kind of a criminal, instead of one among many right in your midst, the only dif ference being that I have no one to pay my debts and thus avoid exposure. I wrote my detractor in another letter to that effect, saying that I had gotten into trouble by myself, and must rely upon my own endeavors to get out. Thia letter published will give evidence and confirm my sentiment in that respect. I asked for time, and signified not only my willingness but anxiety to reinstate my self in the good opinion of those who may have to suffer through me. To show where the venom and malice intent of the party alluded to gave vent, he even went so far as to bring into con nection with my exploits the name and picture of one entirely innocent, know ing thereby I would be wounded deeply. Such a person is not worthy of the name of man. If ever you are in trouble of this kind, which I trust will not be the case, yon can then appreciate my feelings and have a faint idea of the anxiety and worry which it is my lot now to suffer. I get no encouragement, but only un kind cuts and slurs, illustrating an only too universal willingness on the part of the thoughtless of, when a man's down, Bhove him further. ihis is probably wearisome, and I almost feel that I have infringed upon your time, but I simply wish to defend myself and to put my side of the ques tion. There are some facts in the arti cle referred to, but for the most part it is a tissue of falsehoods; ergo, time will tell. With best wishes, and trusting my request will be complied with, I remain, Yours truly, Theo. Z. Harder. An officer of the Cotillion club stated to a Herald reporter that a meeting would be called in the near future. It has never been proven that Hardee was short. The books have not even been examined. It is not thought that he ia short in his accounts. Needles Has a True "Bye" In Its Level Head. It was formerly the Examiner and Chronicle that were eagerly sought after, but since the change in time the Los Angeles Herald is the paper. We al ways preferred the Hermj>, and we are glad to see everybody else fall into our line.—[Needles Eye. FATHER JUNIPERO. The Monument to His Memory at Monterey. It may not be generally known that Mrs. Stanford is erecting at Monterey a monument to Father Junipero Sei ra.the enthusiastic and level-headed Francis can monk who established the earliest colonies in California, and established the system of missions, which, in a con tinuous chain from San Francisco to San Diego, were so unerringly placed in the most eligible positions for towns that have yet been found along the coast. The statue of the priest and leader is re ceiving the finishing touches at the hands bf the sculptor, and is to be un veiled on the 3d of June, the one hun dred and twenty-first anniversary of Junipero'a landing. There will be a procession, iv which the Young Men's Institute of Monterey, Santa Cruz, Watsonville and neighbor ing places will participate, together with several parlors of the Native Sons of the Golden West and the California Pioneers. Senator Stanford and wife will be present at the ceremony. The orations will be delivered by Rev. Clementine Deymann, 0.5. F., of Pajaro valley, Santa Cruz count v, and Hon. W. H. Webb. The Native Sons of Los Angeles have been invited to participate in the cere monies, but have as yet taken no action. The Ladies' Unity Club will entertain at St. Vincent's Hall, on Hill street, near Sixth, Friday, May 29th at Bp. m. A musical pro gramme will be given by Mrs. Chas. T. Parsons, Mrs. L. F. Scott, Dr. Jauch, T. Wiesendanger, Mrs. Austin, Miss Wilkerson and other local talent, after which a social and dance will con clude the entertainment. An invitation is extended to all. Admission, 25c. Do not make any mistake. The grand auction sale of paintings, Japanese art goods, engrav ings, china, etc., will be held at 215 South Broadway. Free art reception in the Clifton house par lors by Miss De la Baere tomorrow and Satur day. Donahue's Grocery House Will remove to 216 and 218 S. Spring, on May 251h, with Seymour A Johnson Co. Drop a Postal To the California Wine Company, 222 S. Spring St., for the finest wines and liquors. Choice Fruits—Finest Cherries. Handled by Althouse Bros. Telephone 157. THAT HACKING COUGH can be quickly cured by Shiloh's Cure. We guarantee ft For sale by Heinzeman, 222 N. Main, or Trout, Sixth and Broadway. , Take Eucaloline on your summer vacation for insect bites and poison oak. |/ DELICIOUS Flavoring Extracts NATURAL FRUIT FIAVORS. Vanilla -\ °* Perfect purity. Lemon ~| Of great strength. I Orange -/ Economy in their use Almond - j " ~ , r R ose etc.rj Flavor as delicately and dellclously as the fresh fruit. 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