Pomona People Demand That
He Make Restitution.
Proceedings at Last Evening's
A Well-Arranged Plan of Campaign
Interest In the Matter Unabated — The
Speakers and What They Said.
Tbe Sense of the Meeting Ki
'pressed in a Resolution.
Special to the Herald.
Pomona, Nov. 14. —Another mass meet
ing was held in the opera house this
evening to consider the matter of the
Tonner-Nichols land claim, which has
caused so much excitement in this vi
cinity of late. That the interest in the
matter is unabated was shown by the
large audience which filled the theater,
so that when the meeting was called to
order by O. J. Brown the place was
packed. After a few remarks from the
chairman. Mr. J. W. Packard, the chair
man* 0» f 1!)5 executive committee, was
bailed on to report.
Mr. Packard staffed that his commit
tee could sbow considerable progress.
An organization of owners of the prop
erty involved, to the extent of 1100
acres, had been formed some time ago to
contest Tonner's claim. These land
owners had now agreed to pay their
proportion of the expense of fighting
Tonner's claim in the courts,and they had
employed as counsel, John D. Bicknell,
of Los Angeles, who together with E. B.
Meserve, will conduct the case. The
counsel, after much consultation, had
decided that the best way to proceed
would be to reopen the old case of the
Palm City Land and Watercompany vs.
Phillips, and their request had been
granted by the court. Mr. Packard ex
plained the different points of the case
to tho andience, after which he invited
all property-owners not on the list to
subscribe to the agreement, which was
largely done. •
On motion of Mr. Todd the thanks of
the meeting was extended to Mr. Pack
ard and the committee.
Mr. T. J. Smith, chairman of the
executive committee reported that the
committee had gone to Loa Angeles to
look after v.hat end of the matter. They
had tried hard to find Tonner and have
a talk with him, bnt he seemed disin
clined to meet them. Since
tbe investigation began, Tonner
and Nichols had been trying
to shoulder the odium ot the
matter on to each other. Nichols has
two sides to his character, and has
given the people a right to severely
criticise him. It will be cowardly to
submit to Nichols' demands. As long as
we have commenced a good, manly
fight let us continue in it, and it will
result in cur good.
Mr. Packard then told of meeting Mr.
Frank Palomareß iv Los Angeles, who
had said that he and his mother had
just seen Tonner, who wanted to settle
the matter peaceably. "All we have
got from Tonner so far," said Mr. Pack
ard, "has been by means of hard
knocks, so let us keep on knocking."
William O'Connor was then called
for. He began by stating that he was
no speaker, but his indignation gave
him eloquence, and he spoke well and
forcibly. He said that Tonner for
fifteen years had been putting up nefa
rious jobs in Pomona, and it was time
to end it. "God knows," said the
speaker, "that Tonner was nat
urally bad enough, but since 'Old
Nick' has got hold of him he
is worse than ever. Tonner owes
Mrs. Palomates $4000; how will she get
it if she goes back on Tonner? I know
Tonner, and have paid well for the priv
ilege. M. L. Wicks was displaced to
make room for Tonner. Why waa this
done? Wicks was an honest man and
gave deeds for one inch of water to every
ten acres of land, without any doubtful
conditions. Tonner's method has been
to deed land, with a provision withhold
ing water in dry weather.
A communication was read from E.
D. Smith explaining his connection
with Tonner, and fully showing that he
was forced to deed as he did, being as
sured by Tonner that it was all right.
Tonner, after getting a deed from E. D.
&W. B. Smith said: "Now I can cinch
Dick Gird and- the sugar factory. I'll
make them pay a royalty to get water to
wash their beets with."
E. Hicklin said: "I have no direct in
terest in the fight, but 1 am for Pomona
first, laßt and every time. I feel that
we have done a grand thing iv this fight.
Where is the man who will change
places with Nichols or with Tonner?
We cannot be robbed even if it is for our
J. B. H. Browne: "Theseare indigna
tion meetings and we are indignant at
Nichols and Tonner, and they according
to their own communications deserve
our censure. They have wronged the
people of this valley, and, until they
make reparation, there is time to ab
The following resolution was unani
"That this meeting, called in the in
terest of the people, considers the
published statements of Dr. Nichols as
very inadequate to meet the demands of
an outraged public, and call upon him to
make restitution to those who have
THE ALTAR CONSECRATED.
An Impressive Ceremony at the Cath
olic Orphan Asylum.
A very interesting ceremony was cele
brated yesterday at the Catholic orphan
asylum on Boyle Heights, in the conse
cration of the altar in the chapel.
Father Adam officiated as the represent
ative of Bishop Mora. The mass of con
secration Is very impressive and was
performed with musical effect.
The altar was presented to the insti
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report
THE LOS ANGELES HERALD SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 15, 1891
tution by Mrs. M. Moore as a memorial
of her mother, Mrs. Josephine Buck.
Mrs. Moore is a sister of Sister Imma
nuel who has charge of the asylum. It
is a beautiful work of art made of white
marble with onyx supports and orna
mentations. In the proper receptacle,
were placed holy relics of Saint Vibiana
and Saint Pius, and Saint Fortunatus
martyr. All the sisters and 250 of the
children were present, besides some
friends of the institution.
.). WIIKch Booth* Trunks.
Montreal, Nov. 14. — Antiquarian
Snaith has obtained conclusive evidence
that the trunks found on the schooner
Marie Victoria, wrecked in the autumn
of 1804, were the property of J. Wilkes
Booth, the assassin of President Lin
coln. During thatautumn several trunks
marked "J. W. 8., New Providence,"
were shipped on board the schooner
Marie Victoria at Quebec. How they
reached Quebec is unknown. It would
appear that Booth (in anticipation of the
murder of Lincoln) had secretly sent his
theatrical wardrobe through Canada and
had it shipped from a Canadian port, in
the expectation of finding it to hand in
one of the southern states when he had
succeeded in the object which he had in
view, and that the conspiracy to assassi
nate President Lincoln waß calculated a
WORLD OF SPORT.
ATHADON, A YEARLING, TROTS A
MILE IN 2:29<4.
McKinney Works Oat In 2 : 13-.Eastern
Breeders After Arion - Matter id L°s
Angeles - A Tug-of-War Challenge.
Direct to Pace on Tuesday.
McKinney did not go on a record
breaking journey yesterday, as was
generally expected. Durfee worked the
colt out, however, in 2:10. He will, in
all probability, be sent on Tuesday.
Direct, Monbars, Palo Alto andJikßell
Bird will also go against the scythe
bearer on the same afternoon. A great
many Los Angeles people are interested
in those trials against time. Why
ehouldn't they? L. J. Rose bred the
dam of Bell Bird. McKinney is owned
in Los Angeles and received his first
lessons in trotting over the Los Angeles
track. Mr. Titus, of San Gabriel, bred
Direct, the champion pacer of the world.
Talking about Direct, there are many
good judges who think that the little
blaelL demon will lower his record of
2:06. Mr. Titus is very enthusiastic
over Direct and thinks that he will he
the first horse to reach the two minute
M'KINNEY WORKS OCT.
He Trot* a Mile in 8:10 in the Face of
a Heavy Wind.
Stockton, Nov. 14.—A cold north
wind blew in the faces of horses coming
down the last quarter of the Stockton
track today, at times reaching the
strength of a gale, so Marvin decided
not to start the Palo Alto trotters, Palo
Alto and Bell Bird. When the wind
died away some, several good horses
were sent against their records and
made good time. Durfee's McKinney
worked out in 2:10, but it was not a
start for a record, the time not being
Atbadon, a yearling colt by Mata
don, ho by Onward; dam At h lee, by
Haraway, he by Stratbmere. Athadon
is owned by G. W. Warlow, of Fresno,
and was driven by Matt Dyer, to beat
his record of 2:33 made here last Tues
day. The game youngster trotted a
square mile with one short break, com
ing in strong under the whip in
2:293-2, beating all yearling records,
exci-i>t that of 2:20(4 made here by
the Palo Alto filly Bell Bird. Corbett
colt Freedom held the record with a
mark of 2:20% before Bell Bird lowered
it. The Sidney yearling filly, Frou
Frou, owned by the Valensian stock
farm, who made a record here, aud after
Athardon's performance was brought
out by Millard Sanders to go again, but
she did not do better than 2:33. There
is considerable interest in yearling rec
ords, and all the youngsters will go next
Tuesday. Cyrus R., by Nutwood, was
driven in a race by his owner, L. W.
Barstow, against L. U. Shippee's Dic
tator Wilkes, and equaled hia time of
2:19%. Later Cyras R. was driven
against time, and made a record of
THE WONDERFUL ARION.
The Highest Stud Fee Kver Offered In
San Francisco, Nov. 14. —Ever since
Senator Stanford's 2-year-old colt Arion
troited the remarkable mile in 2:10%
numerous offers of purchase have been
made to him. One telegraphic bid was
received by Senator Stanford offering
$60,000 for the colt. But the reply that
was returned waß to the effect that
$60,000 would not buy one-half of Arion.
C. J. Williams, of Independence, lowa,
owner of the trotter Allerton and breed
er of Axtell, has offered $25,000 for
the privilege of breeding ten mares to
Arion in 1893.
A California Horse Sold.
Franklin, Pa., Nov. 14.—Today Miller
& Sibley, proprietors of the Prospect
Hill stock farm, sold to Charles and
Franklin Ridgley, of Springfield. 111.,
their great Electioneer colt Conductor
for $35,000 cash and ten reserved ser
vices. As the horse will command a stud
fee of $500, the price paid is equivalent
to $40,000. Conductor last year won a
sensational heat for 3-year-olds at Cleve
land, beating tbe best horse of age in
the country, and making a record of
2:25% in the sixth heat. This year he
has not been started in a race, but has
trotted quarters in 30)4 seconds. He is
Maber in Town.
Walter Maber, the Australia", pugiliet,
arrived in Los Angeles yesterday. He is
on his way to Denver, but will stay over
if he can get a fight. In conversation
with a Herald reporter yesterday he
atated that he would give any fighter in
Southern California eight pounds. Maber
NEW LOS ANGELES THEATER,
11. C "WYATX, MANAGIvK'.
: ONE WEEK, Commencing
Seats on Sale WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, ! °» Sale !
And Saturday Matinee. Monday Morninu.
COLUMBIA Ml iil'rll COMPANY,
INCLUDING SOME OF THK
GREATEST ARTISTS ON THE OPERATIC STAGE.
M'LLE NIVA BBRTINI, MME. GARSO-DELY, MME. OLGA EBSLER,
Late Metropolitan Opera Co., New York. Stadt Theater, Hamburg, Of ffeinrich's Opera Co.
MR. WILLIAM FORAN, JO3EI'H RUBO,
Late of Metropolitan Opera Co. Court Theater. Hanover.
BIGNOR PERROTI, DAVID ALEXANDER,
Late of Hess Opera Co. And other artists.
JOSEPH HIESCHBACH, Musical Director, late of Metropolitan Opera Co
-a THE repertoire:—K
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, Verdi's immortal opera ||_ TROVATORE !
THURSDAY, Nov. 19. Mascagni's wonderful prize opera, first time here,
and Miserere scene from Trovatore .. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA !
FRIDAY NIGHT, Nov 20, Gounod's masterwork F"AU ST !
SATURDAY MATINEE, Nov. 21, Flotow's melodious opera MARTHA !
SATURDAYNIGHT",.,,. CAVALLERiA RUSTICANA !
And first and second acts of Faust.
JSP- For f urtheir Repertoire, see newspapers.
Tbe company undorthe management of FORAN & 05DEN, late ol Emma Abbott Grand
Opera Co. REQULAR PRICES.
fights at 132 pounds. He is willing to
meet Billy Manning at catch weights.
Maber is very tall and has a wonderful
long reach for a man in his class.
The Oakland Races.
Oakland, Cal., Nov. 14.—A small
crowd witnessed the races today.
Three-quarter mile—Annie Lewis won,
Kyrene second; time, 1 :17.
All ages, one mile—ldaho Chief won,
John Treat second ; time, 1 :43.
Half-mile heats, all ages— Oregon
Eclipse won, Ida Glenn second; best
time, 49 seconds.
A Tie Match.
Marion, N. J., Nov. 14.—The third
match between Capt. John N. Brewer
and E. D. Hulford, of New York, took
place today. The shooting was at 100
birds, thirty yards rise for $200 a side.
Hulford won both previous matches and
today's shooting resulted in a tie, each
side killing 94 birds.
Snide Ball Playing.
Sacramento. Cal., Nov. 14.—The San
Francisco team rattled out another vic
tory today, and accomplished the very
easy task of defeating the Sacramentos
by a score of 15 to 8. The game was not
at all interesting.
The Leather Kickers.
New Yobk, Nov. 13.—The Yale foot
ball team today defeated University of
Pennsylvania 48 to 0. Princeton de
feated Cornell 6 to 0.
TUG OF WAR.
The Police Team Challenged by Ten
The police are greatly worked up over
the coming tug of war. Sergeant Jeff
ries thinks that his team has a double
distilled, gilt-edged cinch on the first
prize. The police team, as published in
the Herald, is a very heavy one, but
whether they are possessed of the nec
essary stamina and endurance is a very
open question. Several policemen told
the sporting editor last evening that
they can organize a team to beat the
one selected and authorized the issuance
of a challenge. They propose to pull
Captain Roberts and Sergeant Jeffries's
team either Tuesday or Wednesday, at
any spot or place designated. If the
cleats are not ready, they are willing to
go out on any lot and settle the ques
tion of supremacy. Sergeant Jeffries
and his team of heavy-weights cannot
afford to ignore this challenge. The big
little men say that the big men wont be
in the contest.
Los Angeles. November 14, 1891.
Spouting Editor Herald —I hereby
challenge to match my dog Romeo to
ruD either the Baker Home bitch or
Tom Rice's white dog Stone for from
$30 to $100, best two out of three. This
challenge is open for thirty days. 1
have put up a $20 forfeit with Bob Doll,
corner Main aud First Btreets.
Sport In a Nutshell.
Nero won yesterday at Nashville.
San Jose yesterday defeated Oakland
at baseball by a score of 5 to 4.
The Tufts-Lyon and Seventh Regi
ment nines play this afternoon at the
Tom Rodman will keep on laying
against the eastern races, no matter if
the boys do knock him around some.
An eastern commercial man, it is said,
has hit him for three combinations in
MILLIGAN PLEADED GUILTY.
A Pardon Which Did Not Benefit Its
F. S. Milligan, tbe young man who
affixed another person's name to a check
for $78.50 and passed the worthless
paper upon Hugh Smith, yesterday
pleaded guilty to an information filed in
department one charging him with
forgery, and was sentenced to two years'
imprisonment in San Quentin.
Milligan is a native of Massachusetts
and has been on this coast about a year.
A portion of his time was spent in jail
for an offense committed in Visalia.
Governor Markham pardoned him and
he immediately came to this city, com
mitted the forgery, and skipped. He
was arrested in Arizona, but before an
officer reached tbe place the prisoner
broke jail. He was soon recaptured
while on his way east aud brought back.
Mr. Vincent, formerly with the Santa
F6 railroad, has taken the position of
city agent of-the Southern Pacific at
San Bernardino, tbe place left vacant
by the absconding of A. E. Ray.
The boy stood on the burning deck, and the
wind was very high. But be was culm and se
rene. Why? He had a small bottle of Dr. Bull's
Cough Syiup in bis pocket, he did indeed.
Chicago, Nov. 14.—When the hearing
of anarchists cases was resumed this
morning, a number of prisoners were
fined nominal sums for carrying con
cealed weapons, and took a change of
Frank X. railway, onglneman of No. 4 en
gine, Baltimore City Fire Dep't, says: '-Salva
tion Oil knocks rheumatism higher than a
A DRINKING CONTEST.
The Greatest Quantity of Beer Ever
Consumed in One Night in Los
Angeles—An Enthusiastic Occasion.
Last evening in the Palace more beer
was consumed than ever before on one
evening. The cause was that the un
approachable Culmbacher beer brewed
by Wielands' brewery was placed on
draught, and the patrons of the Palace
took advantage of the opportunity.
Before 10 o'clock the receipts of the
previous Saturday had been sur
passed by $100. Combined with the
advantages of this moat celebrated
Wieland's Culmbacher was the concert
offered by Professor Pomandy, the criief
feature of which was the selection of
music by American composers, specially
arranged for this occasion. Papa
Schurtz had his hands full in keeping
quiet _ the representatives of young
America, whose patriotism upon hear
ing their national airs threatened to be
The Euterpean quartette will sing in
the special praise service to be given at
Simpson auditorium this evening.
A Spanish gentleman speaking also French
and English will leave Los Angeles for the
City of Mexico, about Dec. 10th, and offers his
services as interpreter during the trip to trav
elers, and will execute any commission en
trusted to hlin. For reference, apply to Prof.
A. Cuyas, at bM Buena Vista street."
On Wednesday next, November 18th inst.,
there will be a musical and literary entertain
ment given by the ladies of Ascension euild,
Boyle Heights, at the residence of Wm. Nichols,
322 Cornwall street (two blocks north of the
power house). Admission, 25 cents.
Tou know you are getting a fine article when
you buy Dr. Henley's Celery, Beef and Iron.
GlßEL—November 14, ießl, Martin (iisel, a
native of Switzerland, aged 28 years.
The funeral will take place from the under
taking parlors cf Peck, Sharp & Neitzke Co.,
140 N. Main street, at 2:30 p m. today, under
the auspices of U. O. R. M.. Los Angeles
Btamm 252. Brothors are requested to
assemble at our hall at 2 p.m. today, sharp.
Friends invited to attend funeral.
MIND-KBADEIt AND FORECASTER !
Mrs. I)r, Van True, the renowned Mind-reader
and Forecaster, has arrived, and will receive
callers today Irom 9am.to 9 p. ni. This lady is
a forecaster of the highest order. She tells the
paßt, present and future with absolute truth.
Through her wonderful gift of second sight she
is enabled to search your most secret thoughts,
astonishing you from the very outset with her
remarkable influence over your mind.
She lays no claim to a supernatural power, nor
does she practice the artifice so common to
others in her profession, but merely employs
the power nature has endowed her with, In
shaping your destiny, pointing out lha right
course in the sea of life that your frafl bark
may reach the haven of joy and conteutnieiit,
which alone is the secret of a successful career.
Even while in her presence you can feel her
magical influence over you. She will lull you
into repose, unlock your very bosom and tell
you what lies hidden there. With the aid of
her magic mirror she can give you a glimpse of
your future husband, wife, enemy or friend.
Don't fail to see her, as she remains but a. short
time, being on her way to Australia. The
doctor wishes to state to the citi?ens of Los
Angeles that her method is entirely different
from the ordinary "trance mediums," being en
tirely "materialistic" rather than "spiritualis
tic," gaining her impressions direct from the
Individual with whom she is brought in con
By the use of an electrical instrument she is
enabled to read your mind like an open book.
If you call and see her she will give you more
substantial proof of her phenomenal gift than
mere assertions in print will bear The doctor
wishes also to announce that she i< NOT the
3EVBNTH DAUGHTER, of the SBVENTH gen
eration, neither was she born with a DOUBLE
VEIL, but she possesses the gifts fhe claims,
notwithstanding. Letters containing .$1 will
receive prompt attention. Office hours, 9 a.m.
to 9 p.m., Sunday included. Consultation free.
Parlors so arranged you will meet no strangers.
142 S. Main street, rooms 77 and 78. Call early
and avoid the rush, as her stay ia short
It is of some interest to the inhabitants of the
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
To have both the
DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN
National Conventions held in SAN FRANCISCO, as in
that case there would certainly be at least one REPRE
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