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& Happy Party of Nabobs
The Visiting Statesmen Well
They Take a Look Both at San Pedro
The Trip on the Warrior—Jim Melius
Shove the Visitors How to Fish-
Capt. Alnaworth Royally En
tertains Them at Redondo.
For a small number, there were more
men with special prefixes to their names
in the chamber of commerce party of
inspection to San Pedro yesterday than
in any other party that has recently
gone out of the Arcade depot. To com
mence with there was Hon. Charles
Felton, then came His Excellency Gov
ernor H. H. Markham, of Pasadena;
Hon. W. W. Bowers, of San Diego;
Mayor H. T. Hazard, of Los Angeles;
Mayor T. P. Lukens, Pasadena; Gen. E.
P. Johnson, Collector H. Z. Osborne,
Capt. A. B. Anderson, Judge J. W. Mc-
Kinley, Col. F. S. Chadbourne, of Sac
ramento; Col. Reed Jones, of Oakland;
Col. W. D. Sanborn, of San Francisco;
Col. J. 8. Young, of Healdsburg, and
Col. F. D. Laidlaw, of San Francisco.
Of persons leßs titled there were J. B.
Lankershim, Hervey Lindley, O. T.
Johnson, William Nilee, Charles For
man, W. H. Workman, Eugene Ger
main, Ben E. Ward, J. A. Kelley, James
Cuzner, L. Lichtenberger, O. W.
Churchill, C. M. Wells, C. D. Willard,
George H. Pike, L. E. Mosher, K. H.
Wade, J. J. Melius, Hervy If. Smith,
Harry B. Smith.and W. G. Kerckhoff.
This party took the i) :25 train to San
Pedro, where, at the wharf, the steamer
Warrior was waiting, with all her bunt
The party was soon afloat, and as the
little vessel steamed about in the har
bor, the Los Angeles men of experience
took Senator Felton in hand and pointed
out the various points of interest in con
nection with the subject nearest their
hearts—the making of a safe harbor at
San Pedro. Lieutenant Miles, of the
United States naval survey, had been
taken aboard at San Pedro, and had a
map with him, whereon he indicated
the different points, the depth of water
and other particulars.
To those not acquainted with the facts
it may be said that it is the intention,
in case a government appropriation is
secured, to build a breakwatei of broken
stone out in a straight line from Point
Firmin, making an enclosed harbor of
all the bay inside. The estimated cost
of such a breakwater and other improve
ments is $4,000,000, and the harbor.tbus
completed, will be one of the most com
modious and safest on the Pacific coast.
The ground —or water—sufficiently
looked over, Senator Felton and a few
others were landed at San Pedro and a
special train whirled them rapidly to
Redondo, while the bulk of the party
remained aboard the Warrior and pro
ceeded to Redondo by the outside pass
age, Captain Ainsworth having invited
the entire party to take lunch at the
Shortly after the steamer started J. J.
Melius secreted himself in the "cellar"
of the steamer, as one of the passengers
called it, and a suspicious popping of
corks was followed by the appearance
from below of numerous bottles of beer,
accompanied by a procession of tum
blers. A box of crackers came up next
aud was broken open ; then came half a
cheese, and the party proceeded to take
the edge off the appetites they were tak
ing to Redondo.
Several fish lines were produced after
the cheese and cracker box bad been
desolated, and after being duly baited
with a piece of white rag were dropped
overboard. Six fine albicore were
caught, four of them by Col. Reed Jones
and one by J. B. Lankershim. These
five were all caught on a hook baited by
a piece of J. J. Mellus's pocket hand
kerchief, which he said had been pre
viously soaked in whisky.
Arrived at Redondo, the steamer
party and the overlanders met at the
hotel and proceeded to discuss a special
lunch prepared for them, after which
short addresses were delivered by Mayor
Hazard, Senator Bowers and Senator
Felton, the latter gentlemen stating that
both would do all in their power when
in the national legislature to benefit
After lunch the members of the party
who had not previously visited the mag
.nificent hotel, were conducted on an in
"spection tour, and were enthusiastic in
their admiration of the beautiful and
commodious structure. Captain Ains
worth was thanked individually and
collectively for his hospitality by the
entire party, and did not part with his
guests until he had taken the entire
party up to Los Angeles in a special
train on the Redondo railway, and
landed them atJefferßon street.
An amusing feature of the trip was in
connection with Mayor Hazard's pocket
book. He lost it at San Pedro, and a
member af the party found it and
placed it with the bar-keeper at the Re
dondo hotel, where, in order to redeem
it, he was obliged to 'set 'em up' for all
of the party who could be gathered to
gether on short notice. The worthy
mayor can take a joke as well as any
man and was as good natured as pos
sibly over it.
SOLVED THE MYSTERY.
Julius Frauenhoff Hangs Himself Be
Yesterday morning Julius Frauenhoff
was found dead, suspended by a rope,
in the rear of his residence on Palmetto
street. The discovery was made by one
of the members of the family. Before
the unfortunate man was cut down it
was noticed that his feet almost touched
the ground. The rope used was very
Coroner Weldon held the inquest yes
terday afternoon. The verdict of the
jury waß that the deceased, Julius
Frauenhoff, aged 57 years, and a native
of Prussia, came to his death from hang
ing, while temporarily insane.
The deceased was a molder by occupa
tion. He was employed at the Union
Iron foundry. He leaves a wife and
Frauenhoff had been drinking very
heavily of late, and has been despond
There was a slight family quarrel be
fore the suicide, because of the head of
the family spending all bis salary on
liquor. This probably accounts, in a
measure, tor the act, especially aa a
THE LOS ANGELES SEEALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 19, 1891.
brother of the deceased committed sui
cide over a trifling matter.
The Frauenhoff family came from the
east four years ago. The deceased was
an Odd Fellow.
LAID TO REST.
The Funeral of Mrs. E. Bouton Yes-
The funeral services over the remains
of Mrs. E. Bouton were held yesterday
afternoon in the First Presbyterian
church. The ladies of the Los Angeles
Orphans' home, who bad been asso
ciates with Mrs. Bouton, had lovingly
decorated the rooms with blossoms, and
many beautiful masses of flowers ar
ranged in symbolic designs, testified to
the mourning of friends. A beautiful
feature of the occassion, was the pres
ence of the children from the home, to
the number of fully forty, each one
of whom carried a pretty nosegay,which
were deposited at the foot of the bier, as
the little ones passed out.
Dr. Chichester, of Immanuel Church,
conducted the services, assisted by Rev.
Mr. Young, of the Boyle Heights
church. The addresses were eloquent
and touching, and deeply impressive.
The pall-bearers were D. W. Fields,
Colonel H. It. Otis, Captain Skinner, C.
Forrester, E. A. Forrester, J. M. Elliott,
and J. F. Chapman. The interment
took place at Evergreen cemetery. Mrs.
Bouton was a twin sister of Mrs. G.
Wiley Wells, and the two now rest side
General Bouton has the earnest sym
pathy of not only his own large circle of
friends, but of the many more to whom
the name of his wife was synonymous
with gentleness, charity and goodness.
THE ~TEMPLE BLOQK.
It Must Be Moved Back on Spring
City Attorney McFarland is preparing
the complaint against the owners of the
Temple block to compel them to vacate
The complaint sets forth that the de
fendants, Kaspar Kohu, Morris A. New
mark and Harris Newmark have built
the Temple block ten feet out into
Temple street at the junction of Spring
TO BE MADE EIGHTY FEET WIDE
Tho History of the Ordinance Widening
Seventh Street—That Thoroughfare
to Be Made a Fine Street—A Good
At Monday's session of the council an
ordinance of intention to widen Seventh
street was reported and passed, and no
tices to that effect are being posted
along the street.
This improvement has i>een in con
templation by the council for a long
time ; and in response to a very general
request the former city council, at a
meeting held on Monday, October 21,
1889, the matter was brought up, and
after an investigation an ordinance was
framed and paßsed December 23d of the
same year, the commissioners for the
work being appointed at the same ses
The ordinance provided for an eighty
foot street from the west line of Main
street to the city limits, which necessi
tated the taking of from twenty to
thirty feet, of land for the entire dis
Seventh street being one of the main
arteries of travel into the city from the
country ~ west and northwest of the city,
the proposed improvement met with
general approval from property owners.
The commissioners reported to the
council that the total amount of dam
ages to property would be $15,336.22,
and the benefits assessed $118,380.67.
The net damages to be paid property
owners was placed at $36,734, and the
net benefits $39,377.
In order to make the street the re
quired width it would have been neces
sary to have cut off about fifteen feet
from the Unity church, the Norton
block and the Pellissier block. The
owners of theße buildings complained
that sufficient damages had not been al
lowed them, and the council rejected
the commissioners' report.
The destruction of the Unity church
and Norton block by fire was the signal
for active measures again being taken,
and the ordinance passed Monday will,
it is thought, meet with no serious ob
Within a few weeks the council will
appoint a commission to assess the dis
trict benefited by the improvement.
The assessment damages this time will
probably be $10,000 less than before by
reaeon of the fire, and that amount will
be distributed pro rata along the street.
About sixteen days will be required in
which to make the new assessment, and
within three weeks after the commis
sion is appointed their report will be
ready for the council. Tbe only objec
tion likely to be made will be that of
Mr. Pellissier, owner of the block at the
coiner of Olive street, as the side of his
building will have to be torn out, and
twelve feet taken off. He favors the
opening of the street, hojwever, and the
only contention will be that of the
amount of damages allowed him.
A Husband's Mistake.
Husbands too often permit wives, and parents
their childrdn, to suffer from headache, dizzi
ness, neuralgia, sleeplessness, fits, nervousness,
when by the use of Dr. Miles' Restorative Ner
vine such serious results could easily be pre
vented. Druggists everywhere say it gives uni
versal satisfaction, and has an immense sale.
Woodworth & C0.,0f fort Wayne, Ind.; Snow &
Co, of Syracuse, N. V.: J. C. Wolf, Hillsdale,
Mich., and hundreds of others say "it is the
greatest seller they ever knew." It contains no
opiates. Trial bottles and fine book on Nervous
Diseases ftee, at all druggists.
Those new dolls have arrived; the first of the
season; fine lot. New York Bazaar; 148 North
' Spring street.
The Los Angeles lunch counter is now lo
cated at 228 West First street, between Spring
and Broadway. J. Wellfare, proprietor.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
Used in Minimus of Homes—4o Years, the Standard
National Guardsmen and
Their Duties in Camp.
Both the Ninth and Seventh
The Men Prove to Be Energetic and
Features of the Drills Yesterday—An
Opinion From the North—Mews
Notes and Personal
The boys at Camp Johnson settled .
down to business yesterday, and their
work is of the highest merit," the order
of exercises being: First call, 5 a. m.; .
reveille, 5:15; breakiast, 5:45; fatigue
call, 6:30; surgeon's call, 7; drill call,
7:30; guard mount, 8:45; battalion
drill, 9:45; assembly, 9:55; dinner, 12,
The guard mount of the Seventh and ,
Ninth is very good, especially so because ,
the regiments are scattered, and the
men deserve any amount of credit for
this reason. (
The battalion drills were exceedingly
good, especially so "when the horrible (
condition of the parade ground is con
sidered. Not only is it full of stubble,
but has more gopher holes to the square
inch than any patch of ground here
abouts. The stubble and dry grass
makes marching very difficult, but in
spite of all this the men march in mag
nificent form, and the citizens of South
ern California should feel proud of their
boyß, who have manfully conquered all
obstacles and attend to duties as real
soldiers, not boys on a lark.
Col. Schreiber, in command of the
Seventh, drilled the men steadily with
Bhort intermissions for nearly two hours,
and it seemed, on the whole, that the
men did better than the officers; so said
an expert. In battalion and successive
formations the movements"were exe
cuted, as a rule, correctly, and without,
comparatively, any mistakes. The adju
tant of the regiment, a shrewd military
genius, equalized the companies, and
the battalion made a handsome, sol
The Ninth regiment was drilled by
Lieut.-Col. L. W. Bryant. This regi
ment turned out in larger numbers than
the Seventh, but the companies had
not been equalized, and therefore the
regiment did not present as good an ap
pearance in some of the formations.
This regiment was drilled more in the
company formations, and the general
marching of the columns and battalion
front. Some of the movements were
excellent. The marching, battalion
front, column of companies and wheel
ings were particularly good, and showed
the result of steady drilling.
The encampment thus far has demon
strated that the regiments of the first
brigade will compare favorably with
their northern brethren. Their soldier
ly appearance is fine and the boys are I
soldiers in camp if they do lark some on
The camp is conducted on strict mili
tary principles, and the men are atten
tive to their duties. It is remarkable
that men will go through the hardships
of camp life and the drudgery of mili
tary duty, with bo little encouragement
from the state. Southern California
should see that the regiments have a
stand of regulation colors in place of the
common bunting they now carry.
Colonel Spileman makes the ideal
commander, and is a most exellent ra
conteur after the day's work is done.
Major MelCelvey, of the Ninth, has a
mußtache which sets the feminine
Captain H. T. Mathews is the ideal
soldier and right good fellow. The boyH
think him au fait.
There were a large number of visitors
at camp today, to watch the evolutions.
Next Friday General Dimond and
stall will review the brigade at 5 p. m.
* Lieut. Charles F. Rice, commissary
of the Ninth, looks quite fatherly on ac
count of premature grayness, but his
youthful actions belie his looks.
Several of the boys of the Ninth were
out on a chicken raid last evening, but
were very nearly caught, and left their
chicken fricassee in the clutches of the
stern officers of justice, who came near
catching the long-legged soldiers.
The war cry of Company F of the
Ninth is P. F. F. Bif, Bang, 800, Ye
Yif, given with much gusto. When one
of the boys gives it the whole company,
the largest here, goeß to the rescue.
Lieut. J. E. Mack is considered one of
the most jovial and big-hearted men in
camp. „. ,
One of the governor's staff, who is
most excellent authority, considers that
in the First brigade are the best-drilled
men in the state. This, coming from a
member of the northern citrus belt, is a
high encomium on our boys.
Handsome Lieutenant E. M. Ducoe,
of Company E of the Ninth, will be the
next captain, sure.
General C. C. Allen, adjutant general,
1 and Colonels Sumner and Teed, of the
! general's staff, have returned, and will
1 remain during camp.
The boys of the Seventh are anxious
to know whether Alfonso of Company
C, can gve a definition of perambulat
, Arrangements are being made for a
■ competitive shoot between teams selected
'. from the Seventh and Ninth regiments.
The commissioned officers of the
1 Seventh had a drill at midnight Mon-
> The street in front of Colonel Schreib
-3 er's headquarters was crowded Monday
evening, upon the occasion of an im
-3 promptu concert by members of the
- Seventh. Lieutenant Alfonso enter
tained the audience with a number of
~ songs, and the Ocarina orchestra from
% Company B, of Pasadena, furnished the
instrumental end of the programme.
, Several song and dance artists from
> among the cooks displayed their profi
ciency, and general regret was expressed
when "tattoo" sounded and stopped the
The Ohio Food Commission examined
thirty brands of baking powder; Gen.
Hurst, chief of the commission, said:
"The analysis and comparison of the
best eight brands of cream of tartar
baking powders show that Cleveland's
is absolutely the best and most desir
able baking powder manufactured."
The Bootblack Chewed His Opponent's
Fingers and Lost the Fight.
Monday night a quiet mill took place
on Los Angeles street, near First, be
tween a colored bootblack and a white
man called Sam. They had come to
gether once before and there was a lurk
ing suspicion in the mind of each that
he was the best man. They decided to
try it once again, and put up a forfeit in
the hands of a mutual friend. The
fight came off, according to programme,
with a small crowd of personal friends
as spectators. The coon was heavier
than his opponent, but not so game.
Seventeen rounds were fought, and it
was very exciting, both men being bat
tered in great shape. The coon did some
biting aa he to be. whipped, how
ever, and the referee had considerable
difficulty in deciding the points accord
ing to ring rules. Finally, in the seven
teenth round, the bootblack captured a
finger of the other man and was pro
ceeding to chew it as if it was a tamala,
when the fight was decided against him
on a foul.
There would be no indigestion in the world,
if Angostura Bitters were used by all. J. G. B.
Siegert & Sons, manufacturers. At all drug
Immense Reductions ln Summer Suitings.
Perfect fit; 10CO patterns to select from.
Gabel, The Tailor, 315 North Main st. M.
Visitors are invited to call and inspect the
stock of pure California wines ready for ship
ping to all parts of the east at H. J. Woollacott,
124 and 126 N. Spring street.
If you want Fine and Reliable Clothing now being sacrificed at LESS THAN
MAKERS' COST, join the crowds and ATTEND THE
UUIY UUMHNILL. are now dispensing to the public at any competing
house in this State, we'll give you our fine, new and richly tailored clothing for
CTrrD fT UII D of Prison and Chinese-made auction tnfsh and purchase
U I LLlv ULLlilv your goods from a house like ours, who have but
STRICTLY ONE PRICE and guarantee every transaction.
For Great and Honest Bargains, minus Moths, Tar-paper and Buncombe, come
to the Well-Lighted, Old Established and Square Dealing Store of
THE CHICAGO CLOTHING CO.
129 AND 131 N. SPRING ST.,
iT PHILLIPS BLOCK. Jf
HIS ACCOUNT RENDERED.
THE DEATH YESTERDAY OF AUD
ITOR CONVERS HOWE.
Resolutions of Respect Adopted by the
Supervisors and County Officers—An
Honorable Career Closed.
The flag over the new court house was
ftying at half-mast yesterday, out of
respect for the memory of County Aud
itor Convers Howe, whose death oc
curred at 4:15 o'clock yesterday morn
ing, at the residence of K. K. Hall, No.
714 Edgemore road. Mr. Howe had
been at the point of death for nearly a
week, and although a slight improve
ment in his condition was noticed on
Monday, at no time were any very san
guine hopes entertained for his recovery.
Mr. Howe's ailment was a combination
of heart disease and asthma, from the
latter of which he had been a sufferer
since his service in the army.
Between 2 and 4 o'clock this after
noon an opportunity will be given to
all of the dead auditor's friends who so
desire to view the body at the undertak
ing rooms of Orr & Sutch, and tomor
row at 9:05 a.m. the remains will be
sent to Pomona, Mr. Howe's former
home. The funeral will take place to
morrow at 11 a.m. at the First Presby
terian church of Pomona. As soon as
the board of supervisors assembled yes
terday morning the following set of res
olutions were introduced by Mr. Cook
and unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That in the death of Con
vert Howe, late auditor of Los Angeles
county, the county has lost an honest,
upright and capable officer, who, until
sickness made it impossible, was ever at
his post of duty—an officer who by
his courteous and' gentlemanly bearing
won the regard of his fellow office™ and
of all who had business relations with
Resolved, That we extend onr pro
found sympathy to the grief-stricke*
children in this their hour of deep
Resolved, That as a token of respect
for the deceased the county auditor's
office be draped in mourning for the
period of thirty days.
Resolved, That these resolutions be
spread upon the minutes of this board,
and that an engrossed copy of the same
be enclosed to his family.
The county officers also got together
during the afternoon, and a committee
consisting of County Clerk Ward, Tax
Collector Whitney and District Attorney
McLachlan, was appointed to draw np
Convers Howe was born in Muskin
gum county, Ohio, in 1838. At the age
of 14 he started tor California with his
mother, to join their father and hus
band, who came in 1849, but the boy
arrived alone, Mrs. Howe having died
en route. Mr. Howe made Sacramento
his residence, and in 1855 became a
school teacher. In 1856 he was elected
sergeant-at-arms of the Republican state
convention, and in 1861 he organized
the Republican party of Lake county.
In 1864 Mr. Howe went back to Con
necticut and joined the Fifteenth in
fantry of that state as a private, serving
throughout the remainder of the re
At tbe close of the war Mr. Howe re
turned to California, and in 1872 re
moved from the northern part of the
state to Westminster, Orange county.
After spending three years in that town
he went to Garden Grove, and five
years later, in 1882, he took up bis resi
dence in Pomona, where he has since
been engaged in the dry goods business.
In 1872 Mr. Howe was united in mar
\ riage to Miss Agusta Clawiter, and as a
result of this union four children sur
vive the couple, the mother having died
several years ago. The children are:
Robert C. Howe, Edward C. Howe,
Walter C. Howe and Louis P. Howe.
Use German family soap.