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Alex Greggains Knocked
Him Silly.
A Savage Battle of Eighteen
Tiie Marine Had the Worst of It
From the Beginning.
The Police Interfered and Prevented
a Knockout—The liattle. How
ever, Was » Very De
cisive One.
Associated Press Dispatches.
San Fbakcibco, Dec. 14.—George La
Blanche (the Marine) and Alexander
Greggains of San Francisco met in a
finish fight at the Occidental club to
night, for a purse of $200p,. The men
bad trained faithfully for the contest,
and were within a few pounds of the
weight, which had been fixed at 158
pounds. Danny Needham refereed the
fight. La Blanche was seconded by Al
Butler and Billy Smith ; Greggains, by
Martin Murphy and Patsey Hogan.
Greggains outclassed La Blanche in
height and reach, but the latter pos
sessed the Broatel ring experience. Bet
ting was 20 to 11 on La Blanche shortly
before the men entered the ring.
After some feinting, Greggains opened
with a short left for the ribs. Tiie sec
ond trial resulted in La Blanche trying
to swing, but Greggains parried. Greg
gains got iti two good ones on the
Marine's wind.
In the second round La Blanche
rushed, caught a light one in the wind,
but got in a hard left and right on Greg
gains jaw. The Marine's stomach was
red from Greggains left visitation.
In the third, an exchange of hard
lefts on the jaws, aud a corking left on
La Blanche's jaw, led to a hot rally in
which Greggains punished the Marine
badly in the wind.
From the fourth to the seventh rounds
Greggains eluded the Marine's rushes
and frequently jabbed him in the wind
or stopped him with straight lefts on
the chin, a little too short, however, for
a knock-out.
In the seventh the Marine fell to the
floor from the force of a left punch on
Greggains's ear.
In the eighth Greggains nearly sent,
the Marine over backward twice with
left jabs on the chin. His long reach
worried the Marine, and he made little
return for ttie punishment received,
though in the ninth he reached Greg
gains's jaw with a hard right, and in
the tenth with a right body punch.
The eleventh closed with a hot rally,
honors even.
From the twelfth to the seventeenth
the men fought at closer quarters.
Greggains had a shanty over both eyeß
and a lump in the center of the fore
head, while La Blanche was bleeding at
the mouth.
In the fourteenth Greggains cleverly
stopped La Blanche's swing by a left
jab on the nose, and in the fifteenth
sent the Marine reeling with a heft on
the jaw. *
In the seventeenth, the Marine rushed
77ith his right: Greggains eluded him,
and as the Marine rushed on him,
toppled over, falling through the ropes
over him. When La Blanche rose he
limped badly, and walked toward his
corner, claiming that his right leg was
injured. A large number of spectators
seemed to think that Greggains had
whipped La Blanche, while others
claimed the Marine was "faking."
Pandemonium ensued when Greggains
rushed the Marine to the ropes, and
punished him right and left, the referee
endeavoring to separate them.
The round closed, and when they
came up for the eighteenth L.a Blanche
was apparently unable to defend him
self, and Greggains nearly knocked him
out. Sergeant of Police Cole stepped
into the ring and ordered the light
President Robbins. of the club, an
nounced that the decision would be
postponed, but Needham announced
that he would give the fight to Greg
In an interview later, Needham said
that La Blanche first had Greggains by
the neck, and that when they backed
against the ropes, the Marine stumbled.
Greggains tried to hold him aud they
went through the ropes. He thought
there was no foul, and as Greggains had
been doing most of the fighting he gave
the decision to the latter. The club
abideß by the referee's decision.
Senator Quay, who was attacked with
vertigo Saturday, has entirely recovered.
The Rock Island directors have de
clared a quarterly dividend of 1 per
Key. Sebastian Messmer of South
Orange, N..).,has been appointedbishop
of Green Bay diocese, to fill the vacancy
caused by the elevation of archbishop
T?ire at Oakes, N. D., Sunday night,
resulted in the death of Dr. Schmidt
Nelson and caused a loss of $30,000.
Nearly the whole business portion of the
town was destroyed.
Rev. Father Sineboch of PrairieNdu
Chien, Wis., has received a cablegram
from Rome notifying him of hia appoint
ment as bishop of La Crosse diocese, to
fill the vacancy caused by the death of
Bishop Flash.
Hon. Josiah Minot, once law partner
of President Franklin Pierce, died at
Concord, N. H., Monday morning, aged
73. He was judge of the court of com
mon pleas and ex-president and director
of the Concord railroad, and promi
nently identified with many financial in
The Created Butte Strike.
Denver, Dec. 14.—Up to noon today
everything was quiet at the Crested
Butte mines. The sheriff's posse still
has possession of the mines, and will
allow no one witnin 100 yards of the
works. A citizens' committee met a
committee of mine ow.iers this after
noon, and are making an attempt to ar
Chested Butte, Colo., Dec. 14—The
attempt to compromise the differences
between the miners and operators failed,
and the situation is still serious.

FWintri Canal Project.
Fkksno, o*c. 14.—The board of trade
tonight adopted resolutions advocating
the building of a canal through the San
Joaquin valley to tide water, and calling
a convention to meet in Fresno January
21st to consider tb* subject. Ttie coun
ties of Fresno, Merced, Kern, Tulare,
Stanislaus, Mariposa, San Joaquin and
Contra Costa will be represented by five
delegates from each, appointed by the
boards of supervisors.
The Testimony of Important Witnesses
Dunver, Colo., Dec. 14.—1n the Bar
nahy-Graves trial today, Mrs. E. S.
Worrell was the first witness. She said
she became acquainted with Mrs. Bar
naby last January, when Bhe arrived in
this city, with Mrs. Worrell, Sr., on her
trip to California. She next saw her in
April, when she returned from Califor
nia. Witness remembered the arrival
of the d adly bottle at her house, but
could not say she had seen it before.
She thought, however, it contained
whisky, for she heard some one Bay so.
Witness testified that Mrs. Worrell,
Sr.. and Mrs. Barnaby became ill and
the latter died from drinking some of
the contents of the bottle, which they
supposed came from Bennett's. She
then told of her meeting with Dr. Graves
upon his arrival in Denver.
Mrs. Worrell, Jr., further said that on
Tuesday she asked- Mrs. Barnaby if Bhe
believed the Bennetts sent the bottle,
asking this because when Mrs. Barnaby
opened the bottle she spoke of the Ben
netts' having sent it. She also asked
if Mrs. Barnaby believed that Dr.
Graves sent it," saying she believed
the doctor had complete control of Mrs.
Barnaby's affairs, and knew she was
satisfied witli the way he had treated
her in California. Witness heard that
Mrs. Barnaby had left the doctor $50,000
in her will, aud that she left Mrs. Wor
rell some money.
On cross-examination witness admit
ted that the fatal bottle remained in a
buggy at a livery stable all night, and
was not brought to the house until next
Mrs. Worrell's grandmother, Mrs. Al
len, then testified as to the illness of
of Mrs. Barnaby and Mrs. Worrell, Sr.
One day Mrs. Barnaby asked her to
keep the affair out of the papers; that
she would put it in the hands of detec
tives; she had no enemies, but thought
a maid had didn't like her; that
this maid was employed at Dr. Graves'
request. Witness asked Mrs. Barnaby
if there was anyone that would do this.
She replied she had left Dr. Graves
$50,000 and spoke of her mother dying
not long before ; also her daughtere.
Mrs. Conrad, mother of Mrs. Wor
rell, Jr., testified much the same as her
daughter, except that she spoke of how
nervous Dr. Graves was when he called
at Mrs. Worrell's. She said on tiie
funeral car, returning east, Mrs. Wor
rell, Jr., complained of feeling ill. The
doctor at once oirered to give her some
whisky, but she turned away, and said :
"Oh, excuse me." He repeated his
olfer three times.
Mrs. Conrad admitted that the real
estate firm of Worrell & Co. did little
business, but she would never entertain
a thought that they could have commit
ted the crime to get $10,000 left them by
Mrs. Barnaby.
Forelguers Flattering: Them Into Fight
ing* the Yankees.
Valparaiso, Dec. 14. —There is grow
ing excitement over the situation be
tween Chile and the United States, and
the local authorities are taking precau
tions to prevent a renewal of insult or
injury to Americans. Foreign residents
generally regard the prospects as Beri
ous, and arc not sanguine of a peace
able outcome of the controversy. The
better class of Chileans seem' to
be impressed that the United
States will not fight, and that
Valparaiso would be protected from
damage by the English and Germans on
account of the large interests of those
nationalities in Valparaiso, should war
break out. For this assurance they are
dependent on the loose talk of English
and German officials at social gather
ings at Santiago and Valparaiso, when
wine flowed freely. These promises of
foreign aid are chiefly the outcome of
European rivalry for Chilean trade,
merchants and other unauthorized per
sons making statements without founda
tion, in order to flatter Chilean pride
and gain some advantage. Well-in
formed Chileans share in a surprising
degree the illusions thus created, and
some of them express a desire to thrash
the Americans. The departure of the
American war ship Baltimore is viewed
with regret by the Americans, who are
hoping for the early arrival of the
The I .ate Trouble* Completely Settled
aVrt Almost Forgotten.
Naw Yokk, Dec. 14.—The Herald's
Rio cable says: The panic on the
bourse is at an end. The troubles over
the Leopoldina railroad also terminated
The entire republic of Brazil is now
enjoying quiet. Minister ot Marine De
Mello lias been granted $2,000,000 to re
form the navy. Apologies have
been tendered by the new government
to Chilian Minister Kupper because
he happened to be assaulted by foot
pads. General ABtrogilo and other
chiefs in the late revolt in Rio Grande
have been removed from their com
mands and sent into other states. The
police at Cardoza grossly insulted two
Spaniards and an Italian. Reparation
has been demanded by the respective
consult of the victims.
The Greek minister of marine has re
signed because he was not allowed to
build several men-oi-war.
A dispatch from Madrid says it is an
open secret there that Spain will ulti
mately adhere to the zollverein.
A dispatch from Vienna says negotia
tions with Spain, lookiug to tier joining
the zollverein, will commence in Janu
Reports of the ravages of influenza in
various parts of Europe are being con
stantly received. It is spreading rap
In the German reichstag Herr Mirr
bach proposed to amend the new com
mercial treaties by placing a tariff of 20
marks upon all kinds of wines.
Yon Boetticher, secretary of the
German imperial homeoffice, announces
that the press reports of the presence of
trichina- in American pork are un
At Monday's consistory the pope pro
nounced an allocution on the recent
pilgrimages to Rome, and the present
position of tbe church. The document
is moderate and conciliatory in tone.
Quaker delegates who recently ar
rived in Russia to inquire into the dis
tress prevailing in the famine districts,
find their investigation hampered by
obstacles raised to prevent their access
to provincial authorities.!
Some Free History - A Million for $3000.
About Bracing Houses.
Editors Herald: In your paper of
the 12th, while referring to the destruc
tion of trees of various kinds by the late
wind storms, you say that eucalyptus
groves suffered hardly any. This is
owing to the fact that they send their
roots deep down in the ground, and are
a tough tree when gteen and not easily
broken. While reading this account, I
thought it might lie interesting to some
of your readers to know the ftge of some
of the largest eucalyptus trees in the
county. The first trees ever planted
here were brought here by C. E. Thorn,
Esq , and planted on Main Btreet, where
the Thorn block now stands, about 1865.
These trees have long since been de
stroyed. The next lot of eucalyptus was
raised from the seed by the writer, I
think in IBISO or 70, so that the
oldest tree anywhere in the county
is not over 21 or 22 years
old from the seed. In fact I do not
think any tree now growing in the
county is over eighteen years old, as
all of the first trees were planted on tbe
sidewalks in what is now the business
part of the city, and have long since
been cut down. I find by examining
my books that the larger trees growing
along the sidewalks on Temple and
other streets on the hills were sold by
me to Mr. P. Beaudry in August, 1875,
for 10 cents apiece, so that they will be
seventeen years old next August, and I
think they are as old as any trees now
growing in the county, although there
are some larger tret's than those grow
ing in the low, rich lands near the
river, where they root down to the
water. Plenty of them would make
two cords of wood to the tree at the age
of seventeen or eighteen years. This
would make onn acre planted at that
time worth $10,000 for one cutting of
the wood.
Another very interesting occurrence
took place ahout that time. I lind in
my diary, under date of July 10, 1875:
"This day I Higned mortgage note for
$3000 to A. O. Porter; gave as security
ten acres in orange grove in Pasadena,
lf)0 acres in Ban Pasqual." This was on
the Monk ditch, at the north qf the
town of Pasadena; also thirty-seven
acres, being the Kllis tract. This joins
the Westlake park on the east side.
Also lot 1, block O, and two lots in
block I, Mott tract. This property 1
had to give up for the mortgage. It is
now worth perhaps from $275,000 to
$300,000. Ii this $3000 had been loaned
at 20 per cent per annum, compounded
annually, and kept loaned continually,
it would" have amounted to $01,-148 by
the 10th day of next July, or lesß than
one-fourth of the value of the land at
the present time. This is a fair speci
men of the rise in real estate in
the county in the last seventeen years,
and shows that the best way for
a man to make money is to own and
hold his real estate. It may be argued
that a man who loans his money may
have a living from the interest, but in
this case he cannot compound it every
twelve months; he may, however, live
from the rent or the products of the
land, and the increase in the value will
still go on ; but as long as the average
man buys land when it is high, because
everybody else buys, aud pays a part
cash and mortgages for the balance, so
that the money-loaner gets the land
back when it is low (because public
sentiment says land is not worth much),
he, the money-loaner, gets the interest
on his money and also the rise on real
estate. But this is notentirely the fault
of the money-loaner, as many go in
debt expecting land to go higher,
and when a scare comes everyone
who can collects his money from the
borrower and deposits it in the banks,
and as the circulating medium is so
small, the money is soon all locked up,
as the banks (fortheir own safety) must
keep a certain amount on hand, and
although there is just as much money
as ever the bankers do not loan it, and
the circulation is stopped until such
time as those who have money on de
posit get tired of letting their money lie
idle and commence to use it themselves,
either in purchasing or improving lands,
or in pome other business enterprise.
By the way, the great wind storm of
the 11th inst., so elaborately described
in the papers of Los Angeles as storm,
hurricane, tornado, etc., was not heavier
than an ordinary March wind in the mid
dle states where I was raised. Any house
set up on stilts, no bracing, and only
half nailed together, is liable to go
down, or have its roof blown off with
a very slight wind. I bought a house
some years ago by contract for a tender
foot, in the time of the boom. When
1 examined its foundations! found ir, set
up at one end about (> to 8 feet high,
without any bracing. I immediately
bought 200 or 300 feet of scantling and
gave it a thorough b -acing. It stood
the storm all right, although it had no
protection from trees or other buildings.
If I had not braced it up at the proper
time, no doubt it would have been
blown off its foundation. Of course, we
had a very heavy wind for this country
—the heaviest in the city since 1881, ten
years ago. J. W. Pottb.
A Friendless, Unfortunate Girl Taken
to the Hospital.
The hospital ambulance in front of a
dry goods store on Spring street at
tracted more than passing attention
yesterday afternoon. A few minutes
later an attenuated form was carried
down Btairs from a room in the lodging
house above. It was a girl of 18 years.
She appeared to be very ill, and had
been in bed for a fortnight with pneu
monia. She was known among her as
sociates as Nina, and was being moved
to the county hospital, probably to die
and fill a pauper's grave. Her gay
friends and associates had forgotten her
in the hour of need, and she was obliged
to seek quarters at the hospital, as all
her money was gone. Nina was a very
pretty girl, and was well known to peo
ple who keep late hours. She contract
ed a severe cold, which developed into
pneumonia, and the doctors say that
her recovery is doubtful. No one ap
pears to know her parents or antece
dents. She was a child of misfortune
and no loving parents, brothers or sis
ters will probably ever learn of the ill
ness of the misguided girl.
The Alton Boycott.
New York, Dec. 14.—The trunk line
passenger committee and general pas
senger agents had a meeting today to
consider the secession of certain roads
from the Alton boycott. Some resolu
tions were proposed, but no decision
was reached today.
Modesto Items.
Modesto,Cal.,Dec. 12.—James Tueon,
aged 60°, founder of Oakdale, and a well
known pioneer, was buried today.
A man named Joe Springstel was
found dead near Robert McGabe's place,
three miles from Turlock, today.
Experts Agree
and uniform
I J§ success m making finest
iocd is more certain.
I with Royal Baking Pov,-
H der than with any other.
Use it hi every receipt
calling for baking powder, or
for cream of tartar and soda,
and the lightest, purest, most
wholesome and appetizing
food is assured.
Marion HARLAIfDi "I regard
the Royal Baking Powder us the
best in the market. Since its
introduction into my kitchen I
have uscl no other."
Miss Mama Pabloai "It
seems to n;c that Royal Baking
Powder is as good as any can be.
I have used it .1 great deal and
always with satisfaction."
Mrs. BAB KB, Principal of
Washington, I). C, School ct'
Cookery: "I say to you, without
hesitation, use 'the • Royal.' [
have tried nil, but the Royal I,
the most satisfactory."
M. Conic, late Ckrf, Dclir.cn;
co's, New-York 1 •' In my use of
Uojal Baking Powder, I have
found it superior to r.U other:;. '
A. I'orti.v, Cty'.WhkeHt u«<,
for Presidents Arthur and Cleve
land: "1 tested many bak
ing powders, hut for finest food
can use none but 'Royal.'"
A Cunning Old Rascal Unmasked.
His Career in Los Angeles
to be Brought to
An Untimely
For some time past a cunning old
rascal has been plying his nefarious
practices in our midst, and apparently
escaping unpunished. But few have
escaped experiences at his hands. He
has bulldozed our most prominent
merchants, entered the homes of respect
able families, pedestrians delayed out
late at night have encountered him;
he lias even gone so far as to enter the
leading stores of the city and attempted
to ply his avocation among ladies who
were shopping. Young school girls
have been subjected to his persecutions.
Young students have had reason to
suffer at his hands, until filially it grew
to be such an obnoxious persecution
that the police were notified, and with
their usual sagacity aud perseverance
succeeded in iocating the wretch in a
prominent shoe store and arrested him
yesterday afternoon. The name of the
old wretch is Procrastination, and he
has been known as the thief of time.
He was arrested in Lewis' shoe store, at
201 North Spring steeet, and lodged him
in jail.
Now old Procrastination is out of the
way, it isn't necessary to delay any
longer in purchasing your boots and
shoes and getting a handsome assort
ment of toys free. If you do delay, you
will miss getting the cream of the nice
things we are givine away. We want to
remind you, also, not to delay buying
those beautiful embroideaed slippers for
gentlemen. You can get them at one
dollar a pair, and they make the nicest
kind of a Christmas present. Then
there are silk plush slippers embroid
ered with chenille, red aligator slippers,
sure enough Russian tan slippers at the
lowest kind of a price and in an elegant
variety of styles; and don't forget you
get handsome presents free witli all
Senator Jones intends to inaugurate
many improvements at the seaside city.
W. H. McDonald of Los Angeles, ac
companied by his two nephews, W. I.
and A. L. Mayo of Pittston, Pa., arrived
here today for a hunti,ng campaign at
Ballona, and they state they will show
the local sports what good ehooting is.
W. H. English and James Collins,
who are among our crack shots, have
also gone out, and state that they will
show them that Santa Monica will be
on top. Fairness compels me to desist
from expressing my opinion. May the
best man or party win.
D. F. Doniinick, our popular baker,
came very near having a fatal accident
while loading a shell. The shell ex
ploded and the buliet pierced his braces
just above his heart; bur. thanks to
good fortune, he escaped from anything
of a serious nature.
A. J. Alloff spent Monday at Santa
Monica, enjoying pleasure while on
business bent.
Henry Stubr graced the beach by his
smiling countenance.
Mrs. Thomas Elliott is confined to the
house. J. C. 11.
A Blizzard at Denver.
Denver, Col., Dec. 14. —The severest
storm ever known here raged tonight.
Wires of all kinds aie down and traffic is
generally suspended. A reguiar bliz
zard is blowing.
Dropped Dead.
Cincinnati, Dec. 1.4.—C01. William E.
Meirill, the United States engineer in
charge of the Ohio river and navigable
tributaries, dropped dead this evening.
Everybody is pleased with Wesner's photos.
127 West *'lrst street.
Call on Mullen. Bluett A Co. for a ticket to
grand concert next Friday.
Choicest and cheapest Christmas t presents to
send east. Campbull's Curiosity Store, 3-5
South Spring.
Call on Mullen, Bluett & Co. for a ticket to
Brand conceit next Friday.
Barley Crystala
At Javue's.
Call en Mullen, Bluett & Co. foi a ticket to
grand concert next Friday.
Campbell's Curiosity Store,
325 South Spring, headquarters for Christmas
ASK LIVERY MEN about the durability of
Columbus buggies.
Read al out Mullen, Bluett & Co and tbe Pas
adena Choral society, in this issue.
CLINTON—In Los Anxeles. December t2,1891,
to the wife of I. W. Clinton, a sou.
CARKY—At her late residence, University
township. Mary, beloved wife of 'Ihomaß
Carey, a native'of Ireland, aged 73 years,
The funeral will take place today, Tuesday,
at Sa m., from her la'e tesldenee, thence to
St. Vincent's church, where a solemn mats of
requiem will be said for the repose of her soul
commencing at 10 a.m. Friends are invited
to attend.
Groceries. Free of Charge!
We intend giving PRESENTS with every purchase over five dollar 9
during this month, and know of no article more useful
Free of Clia,rg;e
Barrels of Sugar, sacks of Fiour, sacks of Potatoes, 1
Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Cocoa, Cheese, Oysters, I
Rice, Jams, Pickles, Cranberries, Rice, |
Butter, Eggs, etc., etc. if
Furnishing Goods and Hats. I
Get a supply of groceries for nothing at the >'
249-251 SPRING ST., Near Third. I
Holiday Presents 1
We have laid in an elegant supply of novelties
for Christmas presents, comprising plush, silk, vel- Isss
vet and leather goods, kid gloves, fans, purses, jS|
bags, silk, linen and cambric handkerchiefs, capes, m
muffs and boas, ladies' and children's woolen un- j||
derwear, fancy netal goods, fine dress patterns and p.j
gents' furnishing goods. All at |s
L-oweist possible: prices. ■
Crystal Palace.
Crockery, Glass and China
Ware, Lamps and Silver
Plated Ware.
Our immense importations of the
latest novelties in American and
European Goods, selected specially
for the Holidays, have all arrived.
We will suit everybody in the
choice of a fine
We are offering goods at special low
prices this season, and invite every
body to inspect our elegant and vast
138,140,142 S. MAIN ST.
7 4 6m
. & m TSILOP '
Has Received :\ Fine Line
of the Latest Styles in
lIHU' For the Holiday Trade.
B II Blejtant Bufouets Suits mode
1 LSt to ore! ur front f2OlO $88.
|J HE made to order from $6
Stylish Overcoats made to or-
der from 120 to ?35.
Samples of Cloth and Bull's for Self-Measure,
ment sent free to any address.
14-3 S. SPRING ST.,
Pants © Suits
53.50 i\Mi\\ SIS.OO
4.,00 ft maa 17.00
4.50 ]mm 19.00
500 wny 21.00
5.50 HI 23,00
©•00 II 25.00
6.50 M V 27.00
250 South Spring Street,
Carries the largest stock on the coast.
Manufacturers of and dealers in Microscopes,
Telescopes, Barometer*. Thermometers, Com
passes Opera and Field Glasses, Surgical,
Electrical, Mathematical, Engineering and all
other Scientific Instruments.
Agents of the Fox Eye-Glass and Patent Ex
tension Springs. Warranted first-class fitting.
Eyes tosted free of charge. 11-27 lm
— JUL «*^^

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