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Rev. 6. W. James Suspended
From Clerical Work.
A Statement by the Defendant.
More About His "Purity
In spite of the fact that it was nearly
11 o'clock on Monday night when the
clerical jury finished their day's labors in
investigating the James' case at Long
Beach, they were on hand at 8 o'clock
yesterday morning. This pressure oi
business was made because the majority
of the committee had little time to spare
from their own missions, and were
anxious to get back to town as soon as
possible. It will be remembered that
on tbe preceding night, just before ad
journment, Dr. Bovard, the prosecuting
attorney, stated that he desired to rest
his case on the evidence already in, as
he deemed it unnecessary, in order to
suspend Mr. James, to bring all the
fifthy details before the committee. This
w*w a matter for President Van Clere to
decide, and he withheld his decision
until morning.
When the proceedings of yesterday
were commenced, the result of the court's
deliberations was announced, and proved
to be in favor of the prosecution. Dr.
Williams then opened for the defense
by calling James to the stand, who was
then directed to state all he had to say
in response to the charges against him.
He thereupon began a rambling state
ment of his life for tbe past seven yearn,
hot, this being all immaterial and irrel
evant, he was called to order by the
chair. The following examination then
took* place:
"Did you believe this document, sealed
by the notary public, to have been a
sworn statement?"
"I did."
"Do you now so believe?"
"I do not."
"Did you until yesterday T"
"I did."
"Were you in the office of the Notary
at the time be said that abont the affida
vit and the seal?"
"I was, but I don't remember that he
did say so."
"Why, then, did yon tell tbe Notary to
just take tbe acknowledgment?"
"I did not know the difference between
"Have you ever before been sworn in
this country ?"
"Yes; three or four times. I have
raised my hand and said,' This is all
right.' I have never known the form of
oath is this country, but presume some
person must be duly authorized to ad
minister an oath."
"Did you tell Mr. Lowe that Mrs.
James' paper was a medical statement?"
"No, did not; for I told him her paper
was a personal statement, which she
wanted kept private."
[James then gave a description of how
the paper came to be signed, and, in re
ferring to bis own paper, named in
specification 3, he said that it was a sur
prise to him when Mrs. James asked
him to swear to it.J
Misa Tillie James, the sister of the de
fendant, was next placed upon the ttand
and was directed to tell the Court about
the occurrences of the 3d day of April.
She said:
"I knew that Mr. James and his wife
were intending to go up to the city and I
heard him get up about train time. As
he came out of his room, he saw her
room door open. She was then playing
with the baby. He said to her, 'Are yon
not going np to the city with me ?' I
knew by the tone of his voice that he
was terribly disappointed, for he seemed
to have been resting so well on her
promise. I got out of the bed, partly
dressed, and went into the room, for I
saw that he was in a very disturbed state
of mind. I was afraid of him at the
time. He walked about the room as if
in a state of frenzy. Mrs. James
laughed at him, which only tortured him
the more. She lay very quietly in bed
and took little notice of him. She said
that she did not think it best to go, but
gave no reason. He, in a moment,
picked np the chair and swung
it around his head as he
stood by the side of her bed.
She put her arm up to defend herself.
He said, 'Am I to dash your brains out
now? I cannot stand it any longer, I
must do something. You have driven
me to desperation. I'll dash your brains
out, and then kill myself.' Mrs. James
said nothing at all while he was speak
ing thus. I took hold of his arm and he
put the chair down aud sat in it. I sat
on his lap and gave him a wet towel to
put on bis head. I had a cup filled with
water and dipped my hand in it and put
it on his forehead, f said, George you
most be quiet, you don't know what you
are doing. 'No I don't know what I am
doing,'be said,'but I must and will be
calm.' Hethensaton the side of the
bed by the side of Mrs, James and his
calmness to me seemed so intense tbat I
was as much alarmed as when he was in
such a frenzy. He began to talk to Mrs.
James to get her reasons for not going to
the city. I left the room and went to my
own room and sat on the bed. I could
hear them talking very Quietly together.
I finished dressing and went down stairs
and did not see them again until 2
o'clock. Then I saw that my brother
was quiet in his manner, but I noticed
that his eyes had a 3trange expression."
O.i account of the nature of Mr.
James's testimony it was found neces
sary to call Notary Lows to the stand
again, in rebuttal, but the hour of noon
having arrived, adjournment was taken
for lunch.
On reasseml ling Mr. Lowe took the
Band and was rigidly cross-examined.
He said, however, that the original
statement he had made was all that he
could give in evidence, and no effort of
counsel could shake his words. At the
conclusion of bis examination, the evi
dence was announced as all in, and the
case was submitted to tbe committee. It
did not take long to arrive at a decision,
and by 2 o'clock the verdict had been
rendered, that James was guilty as
charged, that is to say: he was guilty of
the specifications of lying and fraud,
which were the only ones brought
forward. Prtsident Van Cleve tummed
up the case in a few brief words and an
nounced the sentence that Mr. James
was suspended from all official practices
nntii tbe annual conference should de
cide on the case. This body will meet
about September next, when not only the
charges so far heard against James will
be examined, but also all of tbe specifi
cations. If the result be unfavorable to
James he will be excommunicated from
the Methodist Chnrch.
The proceedings being over, the inves
tigating committee, most of fhe members
of which reside in and around' Los An
geles, went over to the depot to take the
3:10 p. m. train. Just before it started
Mr. James appeared on the scene and ,
shook hands with each divine, exclaim
ing: "I thank you, gentlemen, for the 1
hearing you have given me."
During the course of the afterncoavMr"
James made a statement to a reporter
regarding the affair. He said tbat tbe
investigation had been brought about at
bis request, and that Brother Bovard, the
prosecuting attorney, had made the
charges, knowing that he (James) had
denied them. James said that his rea
sons for this investigation were to clear
himself in the eyes of the town. He said
that his wife had been unfaithful to
him, and had lived in adultery with his
brother in England during tbe year that
elapsed before she had joined him in
America. He said that she had ad
mitted that to him, and that he had
buried it in his heart, and had tried to
forget it. The real cause of the trouble,
he said, was her jealousy of him. She
made bis life a continual turmoil, and
after a day of tirades against him she
would write him long letters protesting
her love. She would, however, spread
all sorts of scandals regarding him about
town, and tben retract them, thus caus
ing him a great deal of annoyance. It
was to stop all this sort of thing that the
investigations bad been finally com
menced, by bis desire.
James has taken tbe matter very
coolly throughout, and seems to be very
little distressed as to the probable out
come of the proceedings. He is a stalwart,
well-built, handsome man of about 38
years of age, and wears a full beard
which is black, and with his dark eyes
and hair, gives him a very striking ap
pearance. He dresses according to clsr
ical regulations, and on the whole is a
man who would call for admiration from
the weaker sex.
Mrs. James, his wife, is a handsome,
buxom little lady, of about 32 years of
age, with a pleasant expression of face
and attractive eyes.
Miss Lillie James, the sister of the
defendant, would be called anywhere a
handsome woman. She is well on in
the twenties, but has a graceful, girlish
carriage that would become a girl just
coming ont. She, it will be remembered,
is the individual whom James is charged
' with having sent to bed with his adopted
' son. Charles Harrison, the nephew and
the adopted son of James, is an awkward
i looking youth of about 18 years of age.
A mild Quarrel Between Two Kci.
1 taurant Keepers.
"He said 'Hello Sis,' in a loud tone of
voice, and then turned round to see if
, any one laughed," said Mrs. Robinson
in Justice Stanton's court yesterday
morning. She was one of the principal
1 witnesses in the case of John Niemeyer,
charged with disturbing the peace and
using vulgar language, which was then
on trial. It appeared from the evidence
' that Niemeyer owns a restaurant on
Fifth street and that Mr. Robinson owns
what is known as a short-order house in
the same block. There is not the best
i feeling between the two men and, ac
. cording to Mrs. Robinson, Niemeyer
[ annoyed her by talking to her
and, on one occasion, barred her free
passage on the eidewaik, so that she had
to walk around him to get into her bus
: band's shop. One of the witnesses testi
* tied that he had heard Niemeyer say to
t Mrs. Robinson on one occasion, "Hello,
• Billy, how you was?" This was not
what he was tried for, however. It was
> for using vulgar language in the presence
' of several persons, including a woman in
> his own employ. For this he was found
" guilty and fined $10, which he paid.
I Fall of the Hastlle.
' At a meeting of the French citizens of
j Los Angeles Sunday, it was resolved
. to celebrate the 14th of July by a proces
i sion, by literary exercises and by fire-
L works and by a ball. Dr. E. A. Cailhol
> was elected President of the Day, and
' MM. Edmond Roth and Vincent Sentous
Vice-Presidents. The Executive Com
{ mittee was elected as follows: MM.
I Rogues. E. Fleur, L. Ardaud, J. Gaus-
I sand, Edmond Roth, P. Ballade, Gilly,
t Baudoin, Amileau, Felix Belloc, Albert
Graud, Buhot and Viole. A discussion
j was had as to holding the celebration on
> the 14th, as that day falls on Sunday
this year; but a vote of tbe meeting de
' cided that it should take place on Sun
t day. There seems to be entire concord
and harmony in the French colony this
(ionetotlic mill.
1 Ex-Mayor Bryson left yesterday morn
ing for San Francisco. He proposes to
1 see the fight, on Friday night, between
Jackson and Cardiff. "I want to see tbe
nigger win," said he, just before leav
; ing. "And if he whips Cardiff half as
hard as Henry Hazard licked me last
election, all I have to say is 'God help
poor Patsy.'"
marriage Licenses.
The following licenses to wed were is
sued by "Cupid" Whitnoy, of the
County Clerk's office, yesterday:
Dr. Ross C. Kirkpatrick and Willie
Smitb, the former a native of Pennsyl
vania, and the latter of Arkansas.
Joseph Hotran and Louise H, Hisey,
tbe former a native of Ireland, and the
latter of Illinois.
Our factory 88 and OO Walker
Street, New York.
Summer office coats 35 cents, regular price
75 cents.
Black alpaca coats 95 cents, regular price
Fancy coats and vests $1, regular price $1.75.
Fancy mohair coats and vests $2.50, regular
price $4 50.
French flannel coats and vests $3.50, regu
lar price $6.
Pongee silk coats and vests $4.50, regular
price $8
Linen dusters $1.25, regular price $2.
Mohair dutters $2, regular price $3.50.
Mens' nice business suits $4 50, regular price
$8 50. .
These goods are the beet values we ever had.
If prices are any object to you wo will sell
them. PLUNDER STORE, 19 N. Main St.
To Hotel Keepers.
In any of the adjoining towns are yon in
want o! a stylish rig to run to the trains? If so,
attend the auction sale of John C. Bell, at No.
ISO Sonth Loa Angeles street, at tbe auction
horse and carriage mart. Bale takes place on
Saturday, April27th, at lOo'clook a. h. Five
horses, two-seated surreys, carriages and
double and tingle harness, caa now be seen.
For rest and recreation spend a few days at
Arrowhead Springs. First-olass hotel accom
modations. _
Notary Public and Commissioner
For New York and Arizona, G. A. Dobinson
184 West Second street. Hollenbeck Blook.
Here We Are With
•tling bargains, "vation prices. E. Adams, 15
South Spring street.
Drifted Snow
Boiler flour. Seymour & Johnson Co.
WEDNESDAY, April 24,1889.
Department I—Cheney, J.
People vs Joseph Claverie—Defendant ar
raigned and Monday set for him to plead.
People vs. I«e Bam, ohargsd with gambling
demurrer filed and transferred to Department
6 and set for hearing t n Monday, April 29th.
People vs. Neils Ramsey, churged with rape
reset for trial on May, 13th.
D epartment 8-Clark. J.
Estate and guardianship of H. A. Stephens, a
minor—Petition for sale of realty continued to
May 2d, at 10 a.m.
Contreras et si. vs. Hutchinson et al.—Ordered
that Gage and Roharts be substituted for M. V.
Biscaluiz as attorney for plalutifft.
E J. Baldwin et al. vs. John H. Temple-
Continued for the term, to be reset.
Knighten vs Williams—Four days additional
to that already allowed; intervenor to file his
Department 3—Wade, J.
Johnson et al. vs. Wilson et al —On tri <1.
Wilson vs. Aguirre et al—Submitted on briefs.
Department 4—Van Dyke, J.
Bherwood vs. Powell—Continued for the ses-
Schramm vs. Southern Parlflc Company-
Mrs. Schramm appointed guardian, o<f litem, of
the minor children.
Duff vs. Dun"— Decree ordered as prayed for.
Department 6—Shaw, J.
Covarrubias vs. Redondo Beach Company-
Motion to dismiss appeal denied.
Esberg, Bachmau & Co. vs. Young—Contin
ued for se.slon.
Bartlett vs. Meemer—Findings for defendant
signed and filed _ „ „
Schallert-Ganahl Lumber Company vs. G. W.
Kiuta—Findings and decree signed and filed.
Paulson vs. Charles H. Howland c) al.—De
cree of foreclosure and order of sale filed.
Department 6—mcKlnley, J.
People vs. Lewis Maer, charged with aisault
to commit murder —On trial.
New Cases.
Charlotte T. Franklin sues the Azusa Wine and
Fruit Company for $1,500 and foreclosure of
mortgage given lv seourity of payment of said
debt - „ . .
Martin Urtasun sues Henry Abrahamson to
give title to a certain parcel of land compris
ing 100 acres In thi« county.
James E. Hagan and John D. Bicknell have
brought suit against W. A. Templeton et al. to
foreclose a mortgage securiug the payment of
a debt of $3,000.
The supervisor*.
Wednesday, April 24,1889.
The Supervltors met yesterday, all the mem
bers present.
The amended petition of the Vermont-avenue
Railroad Company waß granted, and the com
pany directed to proceed to lay said road
The petition of Miss Blalsdell and others, in
the matter of the Altadena, was presented,
and May 7th was set for hearing.
Lawson's Patrol Agency was employed to
watch the county property, at $30 per month,
during the pleasure of the Board, and clocks
for the use of the patrolmen were ordered
B laced In the Tieaeurer's, Assessor's and
lerk's offices.
The voting precinct of Buena Park was estab
The purchase of a road-roller for $000 was
The Clerk was instructed to advertise for
bids for building a bridge over the Santa Ana
river near Anaheim, the bids to be opened May
The petition of the Melrose, Prospect Park
and Los Feliz Railroad, asking for an extension
' of time, was denied.
The Clerk was instructed to notify the City
Coancll that the Board are about to open Ninth
street, and ask the co-operatiou of the city in
making connection with the city Btrtets.
The petition of the Constable at San Pedro
for a deputy was laid on the tabie.
1 The petition of the bee men of Soledad town
i ship, to have William Gudner continue! in
the office of Bee inspector was granted.
[ The resignation of David B. Cummings, a
l Constable of Azusa township, was accepted.
Adjoured to May Ist.
Excursion to catallna.
The Wilmington Transportation Company iv
. addition to their weekly Sunday excursion, will
. rnn an extra excursion on Tuesday, April 30tb,
1889. Parties desiring to celebrate the Centen
| tennlal of the inaugural of Washington can
do so by visiting the popular resort.
Special train from the new Southern Pacific
' depot at Ba. m., and retnrnlng at 7p. m. Tick
-1 ets on sale at all Southern Pacific depots, $2.60
> round trip. Messrs. Ford & Meyer propose to
- do everything in their power to make this an
I enjoyable event for the patrons of the Hotel
i Metropoe, Avalon.
Don't You Miss It.
The Annual Cut Price Sale
The Annual Cut Prlae Bale
The Annual Cut Price Sale
The Annnal Cut Price Bale
The Annual Cut Price Sale
At Meyer Lewis & Co.'s,
At Meyer Lewis A Co.'s,
At Meyer Lewis <fc Co 's,
At Meyer lewis A Co"s,
At Meyer Lewis A Co.'s,
101 and 103 North Spring st.
101 and 103 North Spring st.
101 and 103 North Spring st.
101 and 103 Xoith Spring St.
101 and 103 Noith Spring St.
E. C. Burt's Shoes for Ladles $3.95.
E. C, Burt's Shoes for Ladles 53.95.
E. C. Burt's Shoes for Lidies $3.95.
E. C. Burt's Shoes for Ladles $3 95.
E. C. Hurt's Shoes for Ladies *3.95.
101 and 103 N. Spring at.
Family Carriage.
It Is much better where you can have a nice
family surrey to take your family out and en
joy themselves than to pay doctors' bills. John
C.Bell sells a nice lot of horses, carriages and
double and single harness ou S« turdav next at
10 o'clock st the Auction Horse and Carriage
Mart, No. KiO .South Los Angeles. Ladles and
gents cordially invited.
The Most Effective Baths
In the world are mud baths as given at Arrow
head Springs. Price for the coming summer
reduced to $1 each. See advertisement iv an
other columu.
5 7 JACobs OIL
Suffered 40 Years and Cared.
B. Albany St., Ithaca, N Y.
for ovw forty y.ar« I have boon a victim at
BieumatUm. I wsi pari&aded to try St. Jacobs
OIL I have and two bottle, and a man mors
free from rheumatism never walked onr itroota.
My Mmbl that were once itlff and lame are aots
aa u>ht and limber as llfmy youth.
Crippled Cases Throw Away Crutches)
Cured Permanently.
Sold by Druggists and Dialers Everywhere.
Builders' Hardware
Full Stock at Lowest Prices.
The finest stock of GARDEN HOSE in the city.
LAWN SPRINKLERS In every variety.
PUMPS for destroying tho scale bug a specialty.
THB MODEL GRAND RANGE, the leader of
them all.
a specialty.
Will the public kindly give me a call.
31 and 61 N. Spring St.
116 S. Fort St.
Los Angeles Woolen 11
Are now running snd prepared to furnish
WOOLEN BATS for comforters and top mat
tresses. Also to wash snd finish in first-class
style all kinds of blankets. *
Milia on Pearl street, near Fifth street
m2O 2m
Maison de Paris.
Monday, Tuesday.Wednesday,
MARCH IS, 19, 80.
Largest Most Elegant Display
Also, good taste in our cheap goods, at
the most reasonable price.
88 W. FIRST ST.,
Third Door from Spring Street,
' a1512m LOB ANGELES, CAL.
Si nnu>fiicj os <f»i?HVATism
to ta arIUUII i <)CST«»m OK
\<i Tf 9 preventyonrenjoyingthenow
» I AT we " atteated benefits ot the
as slight familiarity will
~ prove. Recommended by
|jtt prominent Dentists every
_ JBSk where: among them Dr. T. B,
IpefilEirlES Arnold, 127 W. 34th St , N.Y.,
m writes: "It has no equal for
Polishing the Teeth and Hardening the Gums."
At all Druggists.
Swift's Specific cured me of malignant Btood
Poison after I had been treated in vnin with old
>o-called remedies of Mercury and Potash. 8. S. 8.
not only cured the Blood Poison, but relieved the
(iheumatlsm which was caused hy the poisonoas
minerals. GEO. BOVELL,*I22 3d Avenne, N. Y.
Scrofula developed on my daughter—swelling and
umps on her neck. Wo gave her Swift's Specific,
anil the result waa wonderful and the cure prompt.
S. A. DaAHMOND, Cleveland, Term.
Swift's Specific is entirely a vegetable remedy,
iud is the only medicine which permanently cures
Scrofula, Blood Humors, Cancer and Contagious
Blood Poison. Send for books on Blood and Skin
Drseascs, mailed free.
•JTue Swift Specific Co., Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga.
Renovated, Dyed A Altered
AT the old beliadle
Los Angeles Steam Dyeing & Cleaning Co.
Opp. Wells-Fargo Express Oflice.
Dyeing, Cleaning and Repairing of every des
Valuable Farm
3263 ACRES
late DR. F. ZEILE, situated in Sacramento
county about one mile below and opposite the
town of Rio Vista, fronting about onr mile on
tbe Sacramento river and extending along the
north bank of Seven-Mile slough nearly three
and a half miles, and including valuable Im
provements, such as houses, barns, warehonse.
etc., with some personal property. About 700
acres now under a lease which expires Decem
ber, 1890.
1064 acres, more or less, situated on AND ROB
ISLAND, at the junction on Georgians slough
and the Moquelumne river, with about two and
a half miles of navigable water frontage.
These lands are thoroughly reclaimed, con
venient to market, and are unsurpassed for
productiveness by any in the State.
To be sold subject to the approval of the Pro
bate Court
Bids will be received at the office of the ex
ecutors, 137 Montgomery street, San Francisco,
where maps of the property may be seen and
such further information had as may be re
quired. O. LIVERMORE,
San Francisco, February 25,1889. n>2r.f
50x105 each, for $4000
FLOWER BT., between Ninth and Tenth
Sts., 50x155 to alley; per ft 60
cago and St. Louis sts , west of new
cable engine-house, per ft. 80
HOPE ST., Cameron tract—soxlso to
alley 2200
ELLIS AYE., south side —45x150 to
alley 1350
BLISS TRACT, near New Wolfskin
Depot—Per ft 30
BURLINGTON AVE.,Bonnie Brae tract—
50x150 to alley 1500
For these and many more see
Largest snd newest list In theteity.
The Gem of the San Gabriel Valley.
Only Three Miles from City Limits of Lo»
Property of San Gabriel Wine Co..
Original Owners.
On line of 8. P. B. R. and Ban Gabriel
Valley Rapid Transit R. R.,
From 10 to 15 minutes to the Plaza, Lot An
geles City.
Inexhaustible quantities guaranteed.
Apply at Office ol
Ramona, Los Angeles county, Cal.
Or to J. M. TIERNAN, Ramona. a7tl
Los Angoles at reasonable prices and ou liberal
Eight thousand acres now subdivided (17 000
acres in all) In Ban Fernando Valley, from 8 to
12 miles from the Plata, Into 5, 10, 20 and 40
acre tracts, ranging from $25 to $150 per aero
and on such liberal terms that any one can own
a home. A fruitful soil, easily cultivated • a
healthy and delightful climate; excellent
schools and churches; two railroads. With Lot
Angeles markets for everything raised on the
farm, these lands offer inducements to settlers
that cannot be duplicated.
Also, a Stock Range of 1,250 acres, only four
miles from olty limits, at a very low figure
Osn be subdivided into two or three ranges
For maps, prices and terms apply to
Booms 8 and 9, Bryson A Bonobrake Block
a2l tf
We respectfully invite the attention of the public to the
following facts relative to this property :
It is the nearest port to Los Angeles, where freight and
passenger vessels of largest size can transfer direct to rail
way cars.
It will be connected with Los Angeles and the general
system by
A first-class train service will be provided, and
coisrvEisriEisrT thajists
Will be run during the daytime, thus making REDONDO the
It will also have the
Finest Hotel
Between Coronado and Monterey, to be erected immediately ;
has the finest beach for bathing and the best fishing on the
Coast; is abundantly supplied with
And has the richest soil of any seaside resort in the country.-
It will have elegant and commodious buildings for the
permanent use of the
And has a greater variety of attractions for the tourist and
health-seeker than can elsewhere be found on the shores of
the Pacific.
This property has been subdivided into lots, suitably
arranged both for homes and business purposes, and the Com
pany propose to spare no expense in making Redondo the
Most Popular Resort in California.
For particulars as to property and terms of sale, inquire of
Court and Main Streets, Los Angeles, Cal.
The Centinela-Inglewood Land Company offer for sale
choice residence lots in one of the most beautiful orange
groves in California. Is located midway between Los
Angeles and the sea and has a perfect climate, the reiult of *"
protection from high winds and sudden chaDges in tempera
ture. The town is provided with a magnificent water system
derived from
Flowing Ajrtesian Wells.
One of the railway lines of the Santa Fe system runs
through this place, and affords easy access to Los Angeles or
the seaside.
Eucalyptus Avenue
The Company also have for sale land adjacent to the
town, in tracts of from One Acre to One Section.' The
soil is a rich, sandy loam, and for the growth of the orange,
lemon, and all the deciduous fruits,fas well as for vegetables,
flowers, or nursery stock
Considering the uniformity in the character of the soil, its 1
great productiveness, and the comparatively trifling cost of
cultivation, these lands are offered at a bargain.
Terms of Sale—One-fourth cash; balance in one, two
and three years at a low rate of interest.
Centinela-Inglewood Land Company,

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