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The Inquiry Into the Colnmbns
Day Explosion.
Pyrotechnist Wilson Rather Criti
cizes the Mayor as an Expert.
Evidence That Goes to Show That Boya
Cansod the Explosion—Wilaon Fat
on the Stand—Be Tells About
the Experiments.
The examination into the cause oi tho
fatal explosion at the Columbus day
celebration was resumed last evening
before Coroner Weldon, in Justice
Stanton's court room. An array oi
pieces of exploded mortars was laid on
the judge's bench as evidence and for
the inspection of the jury. Very lew
spectators were present. Wilson, who
had-charge oi the fireworks at the time
of the explosion, was present and testi
fied. Wilson still remains in the central
police station, preferring to stay there,
stages Chief Glass, until the investiga
tion is finished.
There were 22 witnesses examined;
one witness remains to be examined,
-which will conclude the investigation.
Ordinarily, jurors and witnesses do
not receive pay during tbeir attendance
before a coroner's inquest; butCoioner
Weldon stated tbat, owing to the im
portance of the case, and tbe continued
attendance of the jurors, he would en
deavor to have them paid.
The first witness was Mrs. Mary
Bunker, widow of Bernard Bunker, who
died from injuries received at the ex
plosion. She was dressed in deep
mourning, and gave her testimony amid
considerable emotion.
Her evidence was mainly as to the
manner of her husband's death.
E. Castillo testified: I was present at
the fireworks, and I noticed that when
the bombs were fired tbe crowd rushed
in beyond the ropes, and I did the
same, foolishly; I heard a terrific ex
plosion, and thought something was
wrong; I was about 20 feet from the
mortar; the boy, Ford, who was killed,
was in front of me; it was very dark,
yet once in awhile there was a light
from the rockets; the boy was killed in
the middle of the crowd.
E. W. Kinzie, clerk of Justice Owens'
court, testified that as a member of tbe
Union league, he made arrangements
with Wilson for fireworks at San Juan.
The event waa the destroying
of the effigy, Driving Away Dull Care,
which was to be exploded by the bombs.
He prepared tbe bombs, but did not at
tend the fireworks. "The mortar wae
placed under lock and key, and I do not
think anybody tampered with tbe
bomba. After tbe explosion I examined
the effigy and found no trace of the mor
tar, except the iron base. It waa a two
inch mortar. I spoke to Wilaon about
the accident, and he aaid that some one
muet have tampered with it, or else the
bomb turned, or shifted, as it was placed
in the mortar."
George Christian, who was acting for
the celebration committee testified: "I
asked tbe committee to exchange
some fire-rockets for smalll' inch bomba,
as I considered j rockets very danger
oua. When the ahip burned, I noticed
that Wilson had forgotten to fire a act
piece, and he replied: 'Yes, that ia ao;
these boys make me crazy;' and he went
to fire the battery; I then left the
ground, when I heard a terrific explo
sion, which almoat lifted me from the
ground; Mr. Wilson apoke to me about
some policemen, and said that he would
also get a policeman."
Mr. S. Gaati, one of the committee
men, testified: I din not tell Wilaon
that I would see tbat be was provided
with policemen or the Garibaldi Guards;
he aaid that be once before bad trouble
with boya, who stole hia tire-rockets, and
said that he would have to put up a wire
rope. We paid him $5 for putting up
tbe rope. He firat apoke about the po
lice, because there had been trouble be
Charles Johnson, a youth about 16
yeara of age, testified: "When Mr. Wil
son asked the boys to leave the grounds
they threw dirt in hia face; I aaw aome
boys explode some Roman candles, and
alao touch off aome gunpowder; I know
it was gunpowder, because I have
touched off gunpowder many times and
know how it blazes up; the powder
went up with a flash, without explosion;
I would not know the boy who fired it,
becauee it waa very dark; I waa about
SO ieet lrom the mortar when it explod
ed ; it killed the little boy, Oden, and
also knocked me down; Oden'a body fell
acroaa me."
J. C. Johnson, oi the Loa Angeles iron
works, examined a piece of broken mor
tar, and gave it as his opinion that it
was a good quality of iron; he made
i Borne mortars for Wilson obout 18 months
Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson testified to
hearing two boys talking about the mat
ter. She said: "I think I should know
the boys; they were between 13 and 15
years of age; one of tbem said he had
rpulled a fuse partly out of a mortar, and
was sorry that he did not pull it entirely
out; I wae so shocked at such a state
ment that I was on the point oi calling
him back and saying, 'Perhaps that
caused the death of these people;' but
the boys hurried away; they seemed to
be proud of the act; lam not related to
Mr. Wilson, and never saw him until
thia evening at the inquest."
This important evidence created quite
a commotion among the jurors and spec
tators. Coroner Weldon then requested
several small boys wbo sat in a row on
a bench in tbe rear of tbe room, and
who were present for the purpose of
identification, to atand up. Tbe witness
viewed them rather closely, but failed to
identify either of them as the onea wbo
spoke so indifferently and boaatfuily
about pulling the fuae partly out of the
This testimony points to the fact that
these boys knew that the mortar had
been tampered with, and at the last mo
ment thought of pulling out tbe fuae ao
as to avoid an explosion, but stopped
when the fuse waa partly pulled out.
Mr, J. J. Rangan, one of the com
mittee, testified tbat he never spoke to
the police; he expected that on such
occasions, where there were thousands
of people, the police would be present.
"I was present," said tbe witness, "and
do not blame Mr. Wilson; a piece of
mortar cut through the leg of my panta
loons, but if it had broken my leg, I
' should not have blamed Mr. Wilaon.
W. W. Beach stated that he aaw a lot
of email boys firing off rockets.
Mr. Beach further stated that he had
scales which would denote weight to the
most minute particle,and as an evidence
of Mr. Wilson's carefulness, he had
called upon him several times to borrow
the scales, bat never happened to meet
Eugene Baaaett, a printer, testified
that he heard a boy say tbat be pulled a
fuae partly out of the mortar,and wished
tbat he had pulled it entirely out, and
then the exploaion would not have oc
curred. Mr. Baieett stated, for tbe in
formation of the coroner, that a contract
or named Snook, in Mott alley, haa a
boy in his employ who saw a boy pour
powder into a mortar.
Tbe coroner thanked Mr. Basaett for
bis information, and at once issued a
Bubpcena for the boy.
Walter Peck, a boy who was employed
by Wilson to assist in shooting off red
lights, testified: There were plenty of
boys there that night; I caw some of
them "taking Wilson's Roman candles
and rockets ; we did not use powder out
of a cigar box; I aaw Wilson when he
loaded the mortar; when he put the
bomb in he turned hia back to tbe mor
tar and took a step forward; tbe boys
were all around tbe place when the
bomb was fired; I waa about 20 feet
Charles McDonald, a newsboy, testi
fied : I heard some of the boys aak
where the box ot powder waa; then I
beard some one Bay get back, but I
could not get back, becauee tbe boya
were firing lire-rockets at tbe transpar
ency which I carried.
Robert Wilson, a boy aged about 12
years, eon of W. H. Wilaon, testified
that be was present during the evening
of the explosion; and that hia father
endeavored to keep the crowd back; he
wae in front and attempted to get the
boye to keep outside of tbe rope; he
saw some of the boys steal Roman
William Wilaon, another aon of W. H.
Wilson, testified that he saw boya steal
ing Roman candles, and helped to keep
the boya back.
Mr. Mason, wbo is in the iron busi
ness, testified tbat good iron will not
break off abort, but rather in long
stripe. The bombs that burst at the
accident exploded from the middle
downwards, breaking "short off."
William Henry Wilson waa placed up
on the stand, and, after innumerable
questions by aome of tbe jurora on mat
ters that had been previously explained
at length, the witness was aeked by the
coroner to make a statement in reference
to the explosion of the bombs at the re
cent experimental test. Wilaon eaid:
When I left the court room I waa very
much surprised on being told where I
waa to go; I was placed in a carriage
and told that I waa to experiment on
firing mortars. I wanted to take scales
along to meaeure powder for charges,
but the mayor would not let me do ao.
When we got to the ravine Mayor
Hazard placed tbe mortar in position,
and put tbe bomb in upaide down. He
rammed tbe bomb down with a stick,
and had some little trouble in getting it
into the mortar. The reason I jumped
behind a projection oi earth waa becauee
I believed it would buret tbe mortar.
When tbe bomb ia put in right Bide up,
I merely turn my back to the mortar.
The mortar buret becauee the powder
wae at tbe top, instead of at the bottom,
and tbe powder had a downward tend
ency, instead of aending it upward out
of the mortar, which it would have
done bad tbe bomb been placed in right
aide up."
The witness then explained the man
ner in which a shell fitted a mortar bo
that while it went down when properly
placed, it had to be forced down when
wrongly placed. Thia waa owing to the
fuae, which fitted into tbe aide of tbe
bomb, and when reversed it doubled tbe
The witneaa continued:
"After thia exploaion, I fired three
ether shells, placing tbem proper
ly, and there waa no mortar
burst. Eigbt ounces of powder
waa then put in a 2-inch mortar,
and a piece of wood put on top;
tbe major wanted to fill the mortar, but
I told him eight ounces was enough to
buret the mortar, but be aaid, 'Fill ber
up,' and seemed to want to burst the
mortar; I touched it off, and the mortar
burst; it was overloaded; three ounces
of powder is an ordinary charge."
The witness waa then aaked in refer
ence to the accident at San Juan. He
stated: "The ahell tbat buret there
must have been tampered with; I have
sold aeveral hundreds of eimilar sheila
since tbat time, and not one mortar hae
burst, where my instructions were car
ried out. I waa not at San Juan at the
Tbe inquest waa adjourned until 9
o'clock thia morning.
Santa Fa Kxourslonlsts Wbo Arrived
A. F. Fuller, wife and child, Detroit,
Micb.; S, B. Fox and iamily, Miaa J.
Smith. Boston, Mass.; Mr. and Mra.
Thos. Gil my, St. Catherines, Can.: Miaa
Mary Parson, Chicago; Miaa Maggie
Duffy, Pawtucket, R. L; W. L. Rust,
B. J. H, Owen, H. W. Ruat, Boston ; L.
J.Caeeand family, St. Louie, Micb., Mrs.
Morris, Miaa Ambries, Fenton, Micb.;
L. Wood, Boston; Dr. S. A. Defoe and
wife, E. H. Reese and wife, Chicago;
Mre. Sarah Udell and family, Jefferson,
O.; Mre. May Junes, Gnicago; James
Lawaon and wife, Mrs. E. R. Jeroat,
Boston ; C. E. Weston, Lewieton, Me.;
Mra. R. Shaw, Boston: Mrs. Mary
Ohaplen and cbild, Chicago; R. H.
Smith and family, Boston ; John Adair
and daughter, Port Huron, Mich.;
Mra. L. B. Chase and daughter, Boston ;
P. F. Gibbona, New York; Dr. P. W.
Cody, Bangor, Me.: Mrs. Pauline Wise
and daughter, Hobbken, N. J.; E Lieaa,
Baltimore; W. A. Sharp, Chicago; Mrs.
Wm. Jones, Waterville, Me.; Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Martin, Boston; Mrs.
Amanda Reeves, Montreal, Canada;
Mrs. A. M. Frost, Mra. A. Ray, Kansas
City; Mrs. H. R. Fan, Minneapolis; C.
C. Leach, Cedar Rapids, la.; Mrs. K.
Edgerly, Mrs. G. F. Jarvis, Kansas City;
Mrs. L. A. Morris and child, Grand Isl
and, Neb.; Mra. M. A. Lawaon, Council
Bluffs; Dr. Geo. Vial and family, Em
poria, Kan.; Mrs. 8. R. Dundriff, Fay
etteville, Mo.; Mra. W. F. Phillips, Ga
lena, Kan.; Miaa Lillie M.Wood, Mrs.
M. L. Brown, Mount Vernon, Ind.; G.
W. Luke, St. Louis; Jas. Jones and
family, Belleville, 111.
A Heavy Loss to the Owners, Messrs.
Dillon & Kenealy.
A disastrous fire occurred near Bur
bank at a late hour Tuesday night. The
RoßCoe winery owned by Dillon &
Kenealy, of this city, was totally de
stroyed. '
Tbe facts surrounding the conflagra
tion are that a young man in tbe em
. ploy of the firm went out to the distill
ing room to obtain the revenue book.
He aaaerts tbat the lamp wbich he held
in hia bands exploded, and that a lot oi
new-made brandy became ignited.
Tbere was a very brisk wind blowing
at the time, and the entire establish
ment waa soon in flames. Nothing
could be done to stop the progress of the
blaze. It continued as long as there re
mained anvtbing to consume.
Over $30,000 worth of machinery,
wines, brandies, .etc., was destroyed.
Tbe insurance was only $8000.
Interesting Developments in
the Sontag Trial.
The Coil of Evidence Tightening*
Around the Defendant.
Kxpress Messenger Robert* Identifies
Him as One of the Robbers—Strong
Corroborative Testimony Given
by Others.
By the Associated Press
Fiiksno, Oct. 26.—1n the Son tag trial
today George Roberta, the express mea
eenger, told the atory of the train rob
"How does the defendant compare
with the man who entered the car, ac to
voice, size and general appearance?"
asked the district attorney.
"In my own mind I am perfectly sat
isfied that he ia the man who entered
my car tbat night," impreesively an
swered the witneaa.
The answer caused a flutter of excite
ment among the spectators. The pria
oner became nervous and whispered to
hia counsel. Roberta waa then with
At the afternoon session the cross
examination of Express Messenger Rob
erts waa resumed. The whole story
was gone over again and the witness did
not deviate from the testimony given by
him on direct examination. One im
portant point of his testimony conflicted
with Engineer Phippe' atory. Phipps
atated that the robber wbo Beamed to be
taking the leading part, and who in
believed to have been tbe defendant,
had a Canadian accent. Roberta testified
that he had beard the defendants voice
Bince the robbeiy, and it was like the
voice of the robber who treated him ao
roughly. He did not notice, however,
tbat he had a foreign accent.
The defendant asked the witness a
number of questions for the purpoae, aa
be stated, of showing tbat tbe witness
was under undue influence of the ex
press company. Tbey were objected to,
however, by the prosecution, and tbe
objection was sustained.
E. C. Osborne, deputy county clerk,
testified as to tbe amount of money in
troduced in the evidence.
8. de Noel, of Visalia, the next wit
neaa, aaid be caw tbe defendant in Visa
lia at dinner tbe day after the robbery.
Sontag eaid he was on tbe train at the
time, on hia way from San Francisco,
and that tbe paasengers were badly
Beared. He told witness that he sat in
tbe next coach to the express, and tbat
be did not get out of the car during the
E. Ward Bradley, of Viaalia, driver of
a bus from the hotel to the depot, told
bow he met the train from Goshen that
connected with the robbed train. The
priaoner rode in the bus with tbe wit
neaa to tbe hotel. They went into the
saloon together, and Sontag told him be
waa on the train that waa robbed,
and other matters connected with
tbe robbery. He alao ex
hibited a screw ■ head that be
said had been blown out of the car. He
told the witneaa that be waa in a passen
ger coach, and that he went*out at the
rear end of tbe coach. Witneaa caw
John Sontag in Viaalia aoout three
hours after that, about 9 o'clock in the
morning. He laat aaw George Sontag
about two weeks previous to the rob
bery, and George eaid be was going to
San Francisco.
Louis Ncsa, a barkeeper in the Palace
hotel in Visalia, said he caw the defen
dant in the bar room of tbe hotel on the
morning of the tra'n robbery, about 5
o'clock. Sontag said he waa on a pas
senger coach, and went out on the plat
Deputy Sheriff George W. Witty, of
Visalia, was asked aa to what he
knew about the physical condition
of John Sontag, and Attorney Cald
well, tor the defense, objected
strenuously. He aaid an attempt was
being made to make the defendant a
vicarious sacrifice for the Bins of hia
brother John. The objection being over
ruled, witness said be saw John Sontag
a few days before tbe robbery, walking
with the aid of a Cane and limping.
"State if you caw John Sontag in the
company oi tbe defendant after the
robbery," Baid the diatrict attorney.
Tbe witness answered be aaw tbe de
fendant and hia brother at the house of
Chris Evans, AngUßt Ist, between noon
and 1 o'clock. When witness entered
the honae, he told the prisoner he had
heard he waa on the train at the time of
the robbery, and that the sheriff de
sired to aak him some questions rela
tive to the affair. Tbe dependant hesi
tated, then said: "All right; I will go."
Tbe defendant thereupon accompanied
Will Smith and the witness to the sher
iff's office. Witneaa admitted that be
went to Evans' bouse for the purpoae of
arresting George Sontag. Chria Evana
waa in town at the time, and John Son
tag was in the house with the defend
ant. He offered no resistance.
Charles F. Johnson, a Visalia consta
ble, testified tbat John Sontag waa at
home a few days before the robbery.
He walked with a perceptible limp, and
was quite lame. On cross-examination,
witneaa admitted that he was not sure
he saw John Sontag 15 daya before the
robbery, or earlier than that time.
The court adjourned until 9 o'clock to
morrow morning.
No Fusion In Nebraska.
Omaha, Oct. 26.— 1t ia now stated that
there is no fonndation for the report that
the Democrats of this atate have decided
to support the Weaver electors. On tbe
contrary, when tbe matter was proposed,
it waa overwhelmingly hegatived. The
Democratic leaders aay tbey hope to car
ry the state for Cleveland.
Registration Closed In Chtoago.
Chicago, Oct. 26 —Yeaterday waa the
last day of registration before the elec
tion. It ia estimated that the total city
registration is between 260,000 and 270,
A perfect cure! Mr. Edward E. Bronghton,
140 West Nlnteenth street. 1> ew York city, nays
this. "I have used stveral bottleß of Dr. Bull's
Cough Hyrup in my family and And Ita perfect
care. I cheerfully recommend It."
Osed in Millions of .Homes—4o Years the Standard
The Maine Blovlator Talks Nonsense In
Pittsburg, Oct. 26.—Ex-Speaker Reed
addressed a great crowd at the old city
hall tonight, receiving an enthusiastic
greeting. Mr. Reed aaid, in pert: "It
is absolutely essential to tbe existence
of the Republican party tbat within cer
tain limits we Bhall train together. You
cannot, do anything with a divided par
ty. Thp Democratic party is not under
euch obligations. They are not called
upon to do anything. Their position ia
simply one of negation. Tbey are not
Democrats on account of any principle
that runs throagh the party from Maine
to Texas. I ehonld like to hear a Demo
cratic orator start in Maine and wind
up in Texas with the same speech.
When he got through with it, he would
not even be a ghost. For the last two
and thirty years tell me any measure
with wbich tbe name of the Democratic
Sarty is identified which livea today,
ame to me any achievement they have
accomplished; any act tbey have per
formed ; any statute they have put on
tbe statute books of tbe United Statea.
Nobcdv can name one."
Mr. Reed apoke at some length on the
tariff, reciprocity and currency quea
The Iteault of Finding a Man Among
Bis Chickens—A Fight for a Be
volver—The Police Looking
the Assailant.
About 10 o'clock last night Francisco
Uruchurta beard a commotion among
hia chickena on hia premises, 911 East
Eigth atreet, near Maple avenue. He
went out into tbe yard, and, aeeing a
man, asked bim what business he had
on tbe premiaes. Tbe iellow gave an
inaolent reply, and aeked Franciaco if it
waa any of hia business. Francisco re
plied that he had a right to know who
was on hia premiaes and for what purpoae.
The fellow, who, Francisco Bay a, ia a ne
f;ro named Frank Smilet, waa ordered to
cave, which he refuted to do, and at
once drew a five-shooter, self-cocking re
volver, and was in tbe act of shooting
Franciaco, when tbe latter caught the
negro by the right collar with his left
hand, and, aa he nabbed the revolver
with his right band, the negro succeeded
in firing, the bullet barely missing Fran
cisco. Then, as Franciaco aubaequently
atated at the central police station, a
struggle ensued. "I still held him by
tbe collar with the left hand, and the
revolver with tbe right hand, and then
I pu 1 my knees against him and tried to
throw him down; just then he tried to
fire again, and the hammer of the re
volver caught on my hand, making this
wound." Franciaco showed his hand,
which waa bleeding from the wound.
While Franciaco and the negro were
struggling for the possession of tbe pis
tol, Mr. V. Lelong, a neighbor, wbo was
passing at tbe moment, was attracted to
thie Bcene by tbe cries oi a Bister oi
Francisco. Lelong ran to tbe spot, seized
the negro and demanded that
he give up the revolver. "The negro
aeked me if I was an officer," said Le
long, "and when I aaid no, be replied
that be would not give it up; we then
began struggling, and finally we took it
away from him ; we started to the sta
tion with him, but in the darkness and
confusion he ran away and escaped; and
here ia hia pistol tbat we took from
him," concluded Lelong aa be handed
to Clerk Bean a large revolver. One
barrel bad been discharged ; tbere waa
blood upon the hammer where it had
been imbedded in Francisco's hand, and
the shell ejector waa coneiderably bent,
showing the effects of tbe bard atruggle
for tbe possession of the revolver.
Clerk Bean asked Franciaco and Le
long if they were sure tbat the man waa
the negro Smilet. They both replied
that they were cure of it, and further
more, that while they were searching
for him after hia escape they found a
barkeeper to whom Smilet had atated
that he had ahot at a man and wanted
to get away.
"This pistol has been in here before,"
aaid Clerk Bean, looking at the revolver.
On looking at the record of arreata it
was found tbat Smilet had been released
from the central police station yester
day morning, having served a ten days'
sentence for carrying concealed wea
Officer Farmer was detailed to make
a search for Smilet.
Crooked Registration in Detroit.
Detroit, Oct. 26.—The board of regis
tration began ita sessions today. Al
ready there are reporta of fraudulent
registration. It ia stated that Lou Burt,
chairman of the Republican committee,
went from < one registration board thia
morning carrying a kodak with which
be caught tbe portraits of persons
marked by detectives aa either repeaters
or aliens. Buat save the committee has
the names of over 300 intending fraud
ulent voters.
The Braner Jury Still Hang.
San Francisco, Oct. 26. —The jury in
the Bruner case had been out 48 noim
at 11:30 a. m. today. At noon
tbey sent word to Judge Wallace
that there was no prospect of agreeing
on a verdict, and asked to be discharged.
Tbe court, however, decided that tbe
jury should remain out for a while
longer. It is reported that they are
equally divided on the verdict.
College Football.
BosTON.Oct. 26.—The Harvard football
team defeated Chicago at Cambridge
tbie afternoon, 32 to 0. Yale defeated
theY. M. O. A. training ecbool team
at Springfield, 50 to 0, and Princeton de
feated the Manhattan Athletic club,
every man of wbich waa an old Prince
ton player, 46 to 0.
Peter Jackson on Deck.
Quarantine, N. V., Oct. 26.—The
Teutonic arrived this evening Peter
Jackson, wbo ia one of the passengers,
said he intends to challenge Cobett aB
soon as he reaches New York. Peter
does not think Mitchell's bluff at
Corbett amounts to anything.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Edwin Mould Married to Miss Sarah A.
New York, Oct. 26.—The marriage of
Miae Sarah A. Schrady, Btep-daughter
of Dr. George F. Schrady, to Edwin
Gould, second eon of Jay Gould, took
place tonight at tbe home of the bride'B
father, No. 8 East Sixty-sixth Btreet.
Only relatives and near friends were
present. The houee was beautifully
decorated, and the front drawing room,
where Rev. Dr. Collyer performed the
marriage ceremony, was a live bower of
(lowers. Howard Gould, a younger
brother of the groom, was the
best man. There were no bride's maids.
Harry and S. H. Schrady, brothers
of the bride, acted as ushers. After the
reception Mr. Gould and his bride
started on a wedding tour. Upon their
return they will occupy a residence on
Fifth avenue, near Central park. The
wedding presents number up in the
hundreds, and are worth a fortune.
Renegade Apaches Commit More Mur
ders Id Arizona.
Globe, Ariz., Oct. 26. —Renegade
Kid and three or four Chiricahuas are
reported to be in this vicinity. On
Sunday last James Hall, who was
bunting near here, south of Cation
creek on the Salt river, north of
McMillan was fired upon by two Indi
ana. 15 shots were fired, but Hall ec
caped unhurt. Yesterday the same
band killed an Indian and a young
squaw, at Black Border, being near
Wilson's ranch. Today at 10 o'clock-
John Keyeer and other cowboys were
chased by a party of three Indians seven
miles south of Globe. Keyser es
caped and came to town. Sheriff
Thompson and posse of nine men and
three scouts promptly started out to
take the trail, wbich leads
south towards San Pedro. Sev
eral detachments of troops and
scouts are already in the vicinity ot San
Pedro, and others are following the trail.
Strong hopes are entertoined of captur
ing the renegades.
The Dukes Victorious.
San Francisco, Oct. 26.—Following is
the summary of today's ball game:
San Joee —Runs, 10; hits, 11; er
rors, 2.
Oakland—Rune, 6; hits, 6; errors, 6.
Batteries: Lookabaugh and Clark;
Homer, German and Wilson.
Truia from the Kuciiiy.
The Chicago Tribune, which supports
the protection candidates without sup
porting high tariff McKinleyism, has
discontinued for tho present its tariff re
form arguments. Here ia one of the
frank admissions of this great Repub
lican journal tuudo before the campaign
A comparatively small percentage of
the immigration to the United States
comes from free trade England, and
even that is made up largely from the
classes not protected by the tariff and
who cannot be regarded as seeking hero
the benefits of high protectionism.
Skilled operatives in the iron and steel
and cotton and woolen industries find
little inducement to leave their employ
ment in free trade England to seek
higher wages in tho United States.
On full inquiry they find the promise
of high wages delusive and that the sup
posed advantage is fully offset by the
increased cost of living. If any such
disproportion between tho condition of
English and American operatives in pro
tected industries as is claimed by ultra
protectionists existed it could not fail to
cause a flood of immigration of skilled
operatives from England to the United
States, whereas our immigration comes
chiefly from the high protection coun
tries of continental Europe, and is made
np of people who can enjoy no protection
Skookum Soot
Grows Stops
I Strength. fSw! ! ' ■'''rill Glossy!
, Contains j Gl^*^
Vegetable / / Wmi'M \\ \ Pelkate
I Compound. j ill /fflgW ||| Fabric.
1 Dandruff. .' k jUSP/l S I Nature's
Soothes, ' J ffi M|;HrT i \\\ Ow:i
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1 Stops (Trade Mark Registered.) Ml
i All Scalp
, Itching T T A T T"~4 Humors.
Scalp. . Fron
ilr GBOWEB 3
Dressing. oubstauces.
, Sold by Druggists, $1; six,ss. Worth $5 a bottlr
Skookum Root Hair Grower Co.
£ /* Cancer Hospital
Jsflßtv Otire ornoray.noknife
or pain. Large, exter
nalor internal. Testi
monials .fe treatise sent
Offlce2llW. First
1 \ St., Los Angeles, CaL'
V , S. R. CHAMLEY, M. D.
If Yon Have Defective Eyes
And value them, consult us. No case of defec
tive vision where glsttes are required is too
complicated for ns. The correct adjustment of
frames is quite as important as the perfeot fit
ting of lenses. Scientific fitting and making
of glasses and fram. s Is our only business (spe
cialty ), and we guarantee a perfeot fit Have
satisfied otbe'S, will Sfttlfy you We use eb c
tric puwer and arc the only house here that
grinds glasses to order. Established 18S2.
8. <>. MAKMBDTZ. Leading soientinu Opti
cian, (Specialist,) 167 N. Spring, opp. old Court
\ Houst. Don't io~jet the number.
Matter Out of Place.
The fierce animosity some ardent
Housekeepers exhibit toward dust seema
amusingly exaggerated to quieter souls.
To the true dust hater no family trouble
or family joy is paramount. With hei
mouth she may mourn William's Borrow
or exult over Edith's prosperity. Hei
eyes are roving. They spy the bit ol
Huff upon the carpet, and she checks
her sobs to pick it up. The recital of
Edith's happiness is interrupted while
she walks across the floor to wipe off a
table's edge or to lament tho difficulty
of keeping a room clean when the win
dows are so often opened.
Births, deaths or marriages may come
and go in her household. Not one of
these disturbs her equanimity half so
much as having her sweeping day post
poned; tbey are all of less importance
than ■ the discovery that her dreaded
enemy has gained a foothold in some un
suspected corner.
An enthusiast of this sort one evening,
with a tragic air, requested her husband
to accompany her to an upper chamber.
Tho tired lawyer was impressed by het
solemn manner, and heavily climbed the
necessary stairs. The lady led him into
a room and pointed sternly to a table.
"Look at that," she said indignantly.
"Three times this-week I have told Mary
to dust it. I believe she neglects it
purposely. I am completely disheart
The lawyer looked at the table and
"My dear," he replied, "today I have
had to deal with a murderer and two
burglars. I have also examined two
wife beateis and one child stealer, but
anything like the moral depravity of
Mary I confess I never saw before—
And the lady triumphantly led the
procession down stairs.—Harpers Bazar
— 1 gn—
This annoying acalp trouble, which
gives the hair an untidy appearance, m
cured by skookum root hair grower.
All druggists.
Mies Emily Lytton, the leading lady
of the J. K. Emmet Fritz in Ireland
company, is now a recognized beauty of
the stage, and her photographs are dis
played for Bale in several shop windows
on Broadway.
Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Benewer is
unquestionably the best preservative of tho
hair, It Is also curative of dandruff, tetter, and
all scalp affections.
J. V. S. ia the only Barsaparilla that old or
feeblo people should take, as the mineral potash
which is in every other Sarsaparilla that we know
of, is under certain conditions known to be
emaciating. 3 V S. on the contrary is purely
vegetable and stimulates digestion and creates
new blood, tho very thing for old, delicate or
broken down people. It builds them up and
prolongs their lives A ease in point:
Mrs Belden an estimablo and elderly lady ol
510 Mason St., S. F. was for months declining so
rapidly as to seriously alarm her family. It got
bo bad that she was finally afflicted withfalnting
spells. She writes: "While in that dangerous
condition I saw some of the testimonials con
cerning J. V. S. and sent for a bottlo. That
marked the turning point. I regained my lost
flesh and strength and have not felt so well in
years." That was two years ago aud Mrs Belden
is well and hearty to-day, and still taking J.V. S,
If you are old and ieeble and want to be built «j»
Ask for
JIII V Sarsaparilla
Largest bottle, most effective, same price.
AD \MS BROS.,the old reliable LorA"ugeles
dentists, have reduced their prices as follows:
1860 _ |
Artificial teeth, $6 to $10; all shades; and
shapes kept in stock to suit the case.
Fillings, f 1 and up. Painless extracting, $1;
regular extracting, 50c. Old roots and teeth
crowned, $5 and np. Teeth without a plate,
$10 and up. Treating, regulating and cleaning
teeth skillfully performed.
ADAMS BROS., Dentists.
239H 8. Spring st., bet. Second snd Third,
Rooms X, 2, 3, «, 5 and 6. N. 8.-We give a
written guarantee on all work done.
I have Just bought over $25,000 woith of the
latest tnnllxh trousering and Huddersfield
worsted, which I will offer for tbe next sixty
days, units made to order regardless of cost.
Such bargains have never before been offered
on tbe Pacific Coast.
Rules for self measurement and , bamples oi
cloth sent free to any address.
143 South Spring- Street, Los Angeles,
* 3 - B0 Jit MW»
4.50 /am 17.50
5.50 nmi\ 20.00
6.50 /Hit 22.50
7.50 & flfU 27.50
8.50 m Sfflrv ao.oo
9.50 E MIW 32.50
aNDJJP. iMlf 35.W
Perfect fit guar- 188 AND UP.
an teed. PLEASE
All workmsdeln J| 4 UIYK 08
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