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OfflU of Publication. 128-125 Wert Second
street, Los Angeles. Telephone No. 166
New Sources of Prosperity and
The, interesting spectacle of a city
growitg from 11,300 in 1830 to 80,000 in
1890, ias probably only been witnessed
twice jn the history of the United States
outaidj of Los Angeles, viz., in the
cases jf Chicago and Kansas City. In
the decade between 1860 and 1870 the
latter city increased seven hundred per
cent it population, a feat which we have
unquestionably performed between 1880
and 1(90, baaing the estimate upon the
registered vote of last year, the census of
Bchod children, the statistics of the gas
and nater companies' and the judgment
of thme beat informed in such matters.
Of course, such remarkable ratios can
not Vjb maintained after cities have
reached a certain growth. They are
possible only in the pioneer period; but,
nevertheless, qnite exceptional incre
ments »re possible even when a city has
attained a population of eighty thous
and. I
The causes which made this city take
such rapid strides in the decade named
were, primarily and most important of
all, our climate; secondly, the special
development of our railway system, and,
thirdly, the transformation of our sheep
pastures into farms, orchards and homes.
The second factor was comparatively slow
In its operation. For some years it was a
question as to whether the completion of
the railway between Los Angeles and
*6an francisco benefited Los Angeles.
Its advent involved a reorganization of
Jul our methods of doing business.
Hitherto we had been dependent on mule
teams, stages and steamers. Industries
had grown up in connection with this
method of transportation which it re
quired some time to replace. The pro
cess of adjustment was completed, and
Los Angeles began to grow in earnest by
the time tbe Southern Pacific, in its
progress to New Orleans, bad reached
the Arizona line. From that time for
ward our rate was rapid, until, in 1886
--87, we struck a killing pace, and our own
more sagacious citizens called a halt.
Having put in two years in the process
of liquidation, and having left behind
the feverish boom of the years referred
to, what is the situation which confronts
this city today ?
The three transcontinental railways,
which already.have their termini here,
and which are practically made five by
the relations of the Santa Fe with the
Atlantic & Pacific road and of the Sunset
with the Texas Pacific, have been often
dwelt upon in these columns. Together
with our local roads, which are quite
unique in their extent and completeness,
they form a I guarantee for development
of exceptional strength and perfection.
Taken in connection with the Denver &
Bio Grande and Union Pacific Railways,
each of which will have a terminus here
within two years, they make Los An
geles a commercial center of transconti
nental importance. The extension to
this city of the Carson & Colorado Rail
way is also an event of the next fifteen to
eighteen months, or less. The arrival of
these roads, or even of a single one of
them, will convert Los Angeles into a
•great s-mbltii g center. The vast variety
ot b*fe metals carrying silver and cop
per in li yo county will of its* If injure
this result, while there ia practically no
limit to the manufactures of iron wbicb
will spring up here on the arrival of
either of the roads which will traverse
Southwestern Utah. Ou eitber of these
lines cheap coal can ba had in abun
dance, thus assuring ample facilities for
all branches of manufactures. The dis
covery of immense deposits of coal in
Alaska, which are owntd by Senator
John P. Junes, end ihe product of wbicb
it ia that KeDtlerimu's fixed purpose to
bring to this ciiy, vu Smta Motdca, is
another element in our future which did
not txitit t«-u years ago.
Snn iv tbe line of cheap fuel we have
of mannfaciniing indus
tries iv the leniaikuble tx.eut of the oil
meatmesof Los Angeles and Ventura
conu i s, wliich cover an extent of terri
tory that a surer, us a pract cally illimit
able au[iplv trf the staple. Ten years ag<>
the Mesarr-. (J. N. Felton aud Soofield &
Tevi* were only fairly entering upon
their woik Now their production Turn
up to ihe iuillioi.s if dollars' worth
je*rh , aud oil territory (fa most valu
able kind h« been exploited to the
southern boundary of L m Angelas c uoly.
Already thia oil is being >x ensively used
for fttel; and, an the t-upuly increases, it
Will u( itself go far t • k'Vb onr people a
cheap and t-erviceable fuel. Tnat natural
gas rxtahi hern in large measure, is be
yond duub', and there i- every reason to
believe that it will soon be developed it,
great q Übt.tie*.
Qm •'otiiflien-ial position has been im
proved b, the intelligent eff.rte of the
Messrs. Atoaworth A Thompson to
give as a new harbor at Redoudo Biach.
They have accomplished this measura
bly already, and large quantities of
freight are already discharged at that
point from steamers of the Pacific Coast
Steamship Company and opposition
steamers. In addition to the branch of
the Santa Fe Railway which runs from
Los Angeles to Redondo, the Messrs.
Ainsworth & Thompson nave already
built and equipped a road of their own
fmm Redondo to Los Angeles, and it is
part of their plan to make that port the
Front street of this city. The harbor of
San Pedro has made tremendous ad
vances during the past ten years, the
government will shortly complete its
work and the Bouthern Pacific Railway
contemplates immense improvements
Prodnction in Los Angeles connty is
increasing at a moat gratifying rate in all
lines, aa it is in the whole region tribu
tary to this city. The old sheep ranches
are being converted into farms, orchards
and vineyards on all hands, and gigantic
projects for the manufacture of sugar
from the beet are in process of fruition.
The growth and canning of fruits has
made great progress, and is but yet in its
infancy. The citrus fruits are a splendid
source of revenue, and the scale, red and
white, is already practically annihilated.
Dairies on a large scale for the man
ufacture of butter and cheese are
under way, and with from six to eight
crops a year of excellent clover they are
bound to be the most profitable in the
Daring the next decade Los Angeles
will stand forth as a great mining,
smelting, petroleum, manufacturing and
commercial center. She has the corn,
wine and oil of the commerce of all ages,
and mines as rich as King Solomon's are
all around her, with a mountain of iron
within thirty miles of her city limits aa
the crow flies. Certainly our growth,
phenomenal in the past, cannot well be
less than miraculous in the fnture.
In answer to specific allegations, with
proof, made by this journal to the effect
that the Council is violating the letter
and spirit of the new charter in not
advertising for bids for all work or sup
plies which will amount to $300, the
Exprest goes into v long rigmarole about
the respective outlays of the city govern
ment under Democratic and Republican
administrations. All this, of course, is
bosh, is designed to befog the question,
and to cover up the fact that
the taxpayers are being mulcted
against the law that favorites of
the Councilmen may profit. We pointed
out where the city, in a single transac
tion, had been rot bad of $1,575 through
a gross and cunningly contrived fraud—
a contrivance whose fraud was aggra
vated by its cunning—and our contem
porary talks about the valuation and tax
rate of the city under Democratic Mayors
and Councils. It is very careful not to
inform its readers that during the Demo
cratic administrations aforesaid the new
City Hall had to be paid for, the city
had to pay for intercepting sewers which
are now paid for by the property-holders,
and $70,000 wa i paid for bridges. With
these little differences taken into the
count, tbe Express does not seem to
make much of a point. Why does our
esteemed contemporary fly off at the
handle in this manner? We have in
stanced a scandalous job, and our state
ments in the matter are either true or
false. They cannot be affected one way
or another by anything done a year or so
ago. Two parallel lines will never
meet, and two wrongs will never make
a right. Since it deems the matter
worthy of ita attention let it tell its
readers whether or no it considers that
it was right in the Council to violate the
organic law of the city in order to de
fraud the treasury of $1,575. Tell them,
also, whether this cunning and fraudu
lent manner of splitting up bills suits its
ideas of municipal morality. We are
dealing with a transaction of today, and
not with t hope of years ago. That the
taxpayers do not like this Councilmanic
thimblerig we can assure ic.
We are being treated to another in
stance of Chinese methods in using our
courts for the purpose of enabling them
to hold their slave women in bondage.
Sing Hai became tired of her life of
shame and ran away from her master.
She was given refuse in tbeGirla' Home,
aud Mrs. Watson, the matron, took out
papers as her legal guardian. In the
meantime her owners got out warrants
for her apprehension, charging her with
robbery, etc. This is the regulation way.
But they were foiled by the new aspect
which the case presents through the
shrewdness cf Mrs. Watson in becoming
her legal guardian. It is said that the
market value of this girl, considering her
youth—about 14 years—and good looks,
is abont $2,000, and that she would
readily sell for that sum in San Fran
cisco. Is it not about time that this
system of disgusting slavery were broken
up? The law seems to be strong enough
b« many eases to increase the power
which the slavemasters have over these
wretched women. Is it possible that,
whilst it can be "wrested to shield a
great wrong," it cannot be successfully
invoked to do a great right? Slavery is
prohibited by law, and yet it exists in its
most odious form in this State. Chinese
women are sold every day in every city
in California, and yet the law seems to
be impotent to practically reach and
puoieh those who engage in this shame
ful truffle. In the case of Sing Hai it
would seem to be easy to prove the
crime, if the authorities would only
mako the effort.
Thb chances are that we are going to
have as much precipitation this winter as
we had in 1861-2, which has heretofore
been the epochal rain season of Cali
fornia. From the way in which the new
year opened, with clear ikies and bright
sunshine, we had hoped that we bad got
over the worst of the season. But the
clouds have again thickened, and for two
days the downpour has almost been in
ceseant. The present storm has not, so
far, been as heavy as that in the closing
weeks of December, but we are not
through with it, and from present indica
tions it may ba a repetition of the severe
visitation we have just gone through.
The silver lining ut.der the clouds of this
abnormal winter i 9 in the promise it
gives us of an exceptionally abundant
harvest; but tbe inclemency of the
weather has had a very depressing effect
upon business. The holiday season was
almost literally destroyed for our mer
chants, and everybody is praying for a
return to clear weather, so that business
may return to its accuatomed channels.
All That Republicans Care For.
The appointment of Speaker Seed's
committees means large appropriations
and high taxes. In this respect tbey are
what was expected. The Republican
object is to get rid of the surplus, ■ and
that the majority in Congress is doing
its best to do so ought to surprise no one.
—[Rome Sentinel.
Further Hearings on the
The Jute Manufacturers Clamoring
for More Protection—Capital
(Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkbald
Washington, January 4 —At the hear
ing of the Ways and Means Committee
today, William Bright, of Newark, N. J.,
representing the flax-dresser operatives
of that section allied to the Knights of
Labor, asked that the duty on dressed
flax be increased from $40 to $90 per ton.
He said the industry in this country is
languishing, because of insufficient pro
tection. The cost of dressing a ton of
flax in this country is $64, while in
Europe it is but $35. He asked addi
tional duty npon the difference in wages
Abram Brentley asked that the present
duties be retained on jute, sisal and man
ilia. He asserted that under the condi
tions that obtained formerly, and which
could be reproduced with adequate en
couragement, the existence of tbe
bagging trust would have been impos
Treasurer Babbitt, of the Chelsea jute
mills, said the laborers in American jute
mills are paid more than twice as much
as in Scotland, and from five to ten times
as much as in India. He read a tele
gram from the Dolphin Manufacturing
Company, of Paterson, N. J., saying
that unless Congress gave them free raw
jute, they would be obliged to suspend,
being no longer able to meet the com
petition of the Dundee manufacturers.
Witness argued in favor of free jute.
Charles T. Pearce, of St. Louis, made
a comparison of the cost of Calcutta and
American bagging to show that with jute
butts free, a dnty of at least two cents
per yard upon the manufactured product
must be made in order to maintain the
industry in this country, and if the pres
ent duty of $5 per ton is retained, then
the duty on the manufactured product
must be two and a half cents per yard-.
Mr. McMillin questioned Pearce as to
the cause of the extraordinary rise in the
price of bagging from 7% cents in '87 to
12% cents in ; 88 Pearce explained at
length that in the spring of 1887 seven of
the probably twenty-five manufacturers
in the country cornered the product; and
the manufacturers were badly scared by
the probability of the passage of the
Mills bill.
McMillin asked Pearce if he justified
the organization of the truat or corner.
"I say," responded the witness, "that
when you undertake to destroy my busi
ness I am justified in protecting myself,
and will do it every time."
Mr. McMillan said that the organiza
tion did not realize its grip npon tbe
people after the danger of the passage of
the Mills bill was over.
Mr. Breckenridge said: "I> ~> you know
of any manufacturer returning the in
creased price of bagging?"
"I do not," said Mr. Pearce; "they
did not have it."
The Chairman—"You say you did not
put that $2,000,000 of increased price into
your pockets? Why didn't you?" „
"We didn't get it."
"Who did get it?" "2
--"I don't know; we didn't."
To further question* by McKinley,
Pearce said the Mills bill, if it had passed,
would have destroyed every bagging
manufactory in the country, and would
probably have bankrupted seven-eighths
of the manufacturers. It would have
wiped out from six to eight and a half
millions of capital, and the organization
that cornered tbe product of 1888 wa
due solely to the belief that the Mills
hill was hostile legislation to invested
Iv regard to the hemp industry, Pearce
said if it were properly encouraged he
had no doubt witbin tbree years there
would be, instead of 1,200 tons as now,
from 40,000 to 50,000 tons of hemp raited
in tbe United States.
A. L. Bemis, of Bemis & Co., Boston,
with bag factories in St. Louis, Minneap
olis and Omaha, made a plea for ade
quate rates of duty on manufactures of
jute and free raw jute.
WA<*ftlN4»T<»N NOTES.
Uncle Sam Has No Quarrel With
tbe Colombian Government.
Washington, January 4 —No war tea
sel has been sent to Colombia, as r, is
learned the authorities there are right
in their position.
Four hundred and forty thousand
pounds of flour for Western Indian
reservations is to be furnished by C. H.
Searinc, of Arkansas City, Kansas, at
from $1 40 to $4 60 par 100 pounds, ac
cording to place of delivery.
Jui«e Brewer, the newly-appointed
AsHMciate .Tuetice of the Supreme Court,
today handed in to the Department his
resignation aa Circuit Judge. He after
wards called at the White House and
paid his respects to the President.
The Navy Department is informed that
Commander John McGowan, Jr., com
manding tbe United Sta es steamer
Swatara,;of the Asiatic station, has been
condemned by the Medical Board of
Survey. No one has been selected to
succeed Lim in the command of the ves
The British Minister has received a
petition from Rev. T. M. Joiner, of Holly
Bprings, N. C, for ledrese for injuries
received by himself and wife at the hands
of a mob last month. He says he is a
British subject, although he has been
preaching in North Carolina since 1869.
He and his wife were giving religion
and other instructions to negroes, which
so incensed some of the neighbors that
they broke into his house aud assaulted
and maltreated himself and wife. He
has been unable to get any sali fiction
from the local or State authorities.
The Greatest Success la the [tutory
of ani usenaen ts.
Chicago, January 4 —The season of
'he Italian opera which closed at the
Auditorium this afternoon was the most
memorable in the history of amusements
in Chicago. Since t:.e dedication of the
magnificent opera house, four weeks ago,
there have been twenty-one perform
ances, and the gross receipts of these
and the dedication ceremonies amount
to $232,954. It is believed these figures
exceed any record in the history
of amusements in this country. The re
ceipts for the last week were the largest.
Patti appeared this afternoon in Barber
of Seville, her farewell performance. The
audience that greeted her was the largest
of the season. Fully 2 000 people were
turned away. Toe company left tonight
for the City of Mexico, and will open a
three weeks season there January 11th.
The Commit;ee meets and Talks It
At half-past 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon the Lottery Committee of the Board
ol Police Commissioners met in the office
of the Chief of Police, Mr. T. A. Lewis in the
chair and Messrs. Dexter and Knox pres
ent. Mr. Knox was elected as clerk ,and the
proceedings commenced with the reading
of Detective Wallin'a report with refer
ence to the carrying on of a Chinese lot
tery in the rear of the Louvre saloon, on
Mi in street.
Ia reply to the queries of Mr. Dsxter,
GUef Glass stated that several of the
w»rst class of saloon-keepers in various
p»rts of the city had rented rooms in the
rear of their saloons to Chinamen for
tie purposes of conducting lottery
athemes, but beyond that all bad repu
diated any connection with the business.
Ec stated that the officers had been
itstructed and were already arresting all
tie Chinamen connected with the lotter
ies, and that several of them were at that
noment upstairs in the Police Court,
avaiting trial.
At thiß juncture Detective Wallin
ottered, and on being questioned on the
atbject, made a statement to the follow
in; effect: Hearing that a Chinese lot
tery was being conducted in the rear of
tie Louvre saloon, he visited the place
01 December -30th and 3lst and pur
chased a ticket on each occasion. The
Oiinaman at whose solicitation he
purchased these tickets informed him
ttat if he bought 30-cent tickets instead
0110-cent ones, be would have a better
dance of winning, as the more money
expended the greater the percentage of
pi zee. He visited the place again yes
teday morning, and finding it running
aion the former occasion, did not trouble
tc buy another ticket, but arrested tbe
Oiinaman, and he was at that moment
if the dock of the Police Court. The de
tective stated that he did not know of
my other saloon at which the lottery
Wis conducted, but he had visited an
agency at No. 5 A iiao street on Thursday
evening. Here he found five boys,
wiose ages ranged from 12 to 16 years,
bit as he was very busy at the time he
Wis unable to stop and arrest the China
men who were running the place.
Mr. Lewis than questioned the do
le-live as to the Louisiana lottery. The
oficer stated that as far as he knew the
only authorised agent of the concern in
the city was Max Harris, whose office
was in the Lanfranco block, but among
taose who sold the tickets openly, and
therefore might be classed as agents,
were J. W. Young, the proprietor of the
agar stands in the Bryson-B-.inebrake
bock and the Hollenbeck hotel; M.
Gunst. the proprietor of the cigar stand
near the Nadeau; J. Greenwaldt, a cigar
dealer on Temple street; Mrs. Ferner, a
pawnbroker on Commercial street; and
a number of others whose names be
could not at the moment recall. In ad
dition to these, there were several per
sons who went round all the saloons and
public places soliciting for the sale of
tickets every month. The committee
instructed the Chief to obtain
more definite information relative to the
number of agencies established in the
city, the amounts realized monthly by
the sale of tickets, and full particulars of
both the Louisiana State and the
Chinese lotteries, for presentation to the
committee at 2 o'clock on Monday after
noon next. He was also instructed to
furnish a list of the newspapers who
publish the lottery lists. Tbe committee
then adjourned, but before dispersing
the Chief asked for instructions as to his
course of action in regard to the Louisi
ana lottery agents, and Messrs. Knox
and Lewis instructed him to enforce
the Jaw.
W. c. Uacdlnei cum His Throat
with a Razor,
About 6 o'clock yesterday evening W.
Clarke Gardiner, a middle-aged gentle
man of independent means, attempted
suicide in bis room at tbe Montrose
lodging-house, No. 306 South Main
street, by cutting his throat with a razor.
Mr. Gardiner, whose intellect is slightly
deranged, arrived in this city from Chi
cago with an attendant a few days ago,
for the benefit of his health, and on
Thursday morning last the latter called
upon Mrs. J. C. Philbrook, the proprie
tress of the Montrose, and engaged a
room for himself and Mr. Gardner.
They were given a room and took posses
sion of the apartment.
Mr. Gardiner's derangement was ap
parently in the form of melancholia, and
as he was very quiet and on the best of
terms with his attendant, a gentlemanly
young foreigner, no particular attention
was paid to tne new comers. Yesterday
evening about six o'clock, the attendant,
who had been constantly with his pa
tient, left the room for about five min
utes, Mr. Gardiner being apparently
quiet and preoccupied. On his return
me attendant found that Mr. Gardiner
had taken a small safety razor from a
dressing case aud attempted to cut his
tbroat. He was lying upon the bed
bleeding profusely from a gash which
commenced close to the left ear and ex
tended across to the right jawbone, al
most severing the windpipe. Fortun
ately the n.i'jr bad just missed the
jugular vein and the attendant perempt
orily ordered the lady who occupied the
room adjoining to go for a doctor, but
she was too frightened to do anything
but inform her landlady, Mrs. Philbrook.
That lady found Dr. K. D. Wise at the
Westminster hotel. The physican
speedily checked the flow of blood, but
th* patient was in a very low condition
from loss of blood, and fears were euter
taitied for his ultimate recovery. The
dot or announced it as his opinion, how
ever, that should blood-poisoning not in
tervene, the patient would recover. At
a I tie, hour last night he was resting
comparatively easily.
A Scalper's Ticket.
H. C. Fisher, a ticket broker, was ar
rested yesterdty upon a warrant charg
ing him with having, on the 21st ult.,
obtained money by fahe pretenses from
J. F. Burke. He was taken before Town
ship Justice Savage, who released him
upon bail in the snm of $00 to appear for
trial on the Bth inst. The complaint
alleges that Fisher sold Buike a scalp
er's ticket to San Francisco on the 21st
ult., claiming that the same was good
for a first-class trip; and promising that
if it was taken np he would return the
$14 paid on it on production of the re
ceipt for it. The ticket was taken up,
and Burke sent a receipt to Fisher for
the money paid for a genuine one, but
the broker refused to take any action in
the matter. Hence his arrest.
Held to Answer.
Among tbe arrivals at tbe County Jail
yesterday was a Mexican named Moreno
Mover, who was held to answer to a
charge of murder by Justice Bouldin, of
Azusa. fie was brought in by Deputy
Hheriff Pollard, of that place.
To Save Two People from
A Charge of Neglect—Lottie Ban
nister Demands Support for
Herself and Child.
This is the way that Mrs. Lottie Ban
nißter writes from Salt Lake to her friend
and counselor in this city, concerning
her husband, George L. Bannister, who
she asserts seduced her under promise of
marriage, and then when he was forced
into making her his wife, refused to sup
port her:
"I am ready now to do anything to
make known his Tile and dishonorable
acts even if I have to stand on the streets
and proclaim it to the whole world. I
have, thank God, some of the best and
truest of friends, and I shall not starve
nor yet will I ever deed my baby to the
poor house. Has the man no conscience
nor heart nor soul ? He knows my eonr
dition. He knows that my hands are
tied with his baby. My heart is broken.
I wish I W9re dead. If I could only lie
down beside my little baby and die to
night no one would care, and George
Bannißter would be happy. It is hard to
have no home, no mother, no father,
only my poor, helpless little baby.
Heaven grant that I may keep her, for
she is all that I have on earth. May
God keep us from starvation and sin is
the prayer of a broken-hearted girl.
Lottib G. Bannister."
A little over a year ago Lottie Saun
ders was a pretty and happy young girl
of 17, living with her sister at San
Pedro. She was very much in love with
George L. Bannister, a jeweler's clerk of
this city, a young man of good social
standing, whose parents were active
members of a church in Los Angeles.
A complaint which wa? yesterday £led
with tho County Clerk under her direc
tion, affirms that at this time the young
man led her astray under promise of
mariiage. When ,she discovered that
she would have a child she revealed the
fact to him, and bogged him to carry out
his promise, but he put her off from time
to time.
At last in the month of April she came
up to the city aod told him that her con
dition would soon be discovered, and
tbat something must ba done. There
upon he proposed to her, so she states,
that she should go to Salt Lake City,
where he would join her and carry out
his promise. She still loved and trusted
him, and agreed to go. She told her
relatives in the city that she would re
turn to San Pedro, and he accompanied
her to the train and saw her depart for
the North.
In a few days the relatives discovered
that she had not gone to San Pedro, and
instituted a search for her, but she could
not be found. Something in the way
she had been behaving made them sus
pect the true nature of the case, and the
whole matter was laid before Detective
McCarthy. It was more than a month
before the discovery was made that
George Bannister was concerned in
her departure and that the unfortunate
girl was living in Salt Lake City. Al
though the expected marriage had not
come about, she still trusted Bannister
and would do nothing to hurt his
reputation. .
When the facts in the case were re
vealed and the matter laid before the
young man and his parents, it was
agreed that the marriage Bhould take
place immediately. Ttie girl was sent
for and came from Salt Lake City. The
marriage was celebrated at Detective
McCarthy's office, in the Wilson block,
on the 27th of last May, Rev. H. M. Dv
Base, of the Trinity Methodist church,
performing the ceremony. The bride
was within three months of confinement,
but was happy in the fact that her child
was not to be fatherless and without
The marriage wa9 kept a secret by idl
concerned, and the couple did not live
together. In about a week Bannistei
purchased a ticket for his wife to Salt
Lake City, and sent her back over the
line which she had so recently traveled.
She alleges that he gave her $10, and
that since that time, during a space of
seven months, he has only sent her $28.
The child was born on the 11th of Au
gust. In defending himself the young
man cast some aspersions on the" girl's
character. Her relatives declare that it
was above reproach, and as if nature had
wished to give his assertions the lie, the
child—so the mother states—bears a
birthmark, the exact fac simile of that
possessed by the father, a bunch of grey
hairs on the side of the bead.
The complaint which is filed with the
County Clerk sets forth the facts in 'he
above narrative and makes a demand On
the part of the mother for the suitable
support of herself and chill. Sic de
clares that she has incurred deSte to th«
amount of $300 incident to tier uickn-a- -
in childbirth and her inability tv earn
a living. In addi'i m to her oilier niic
fortune the unforiunu c woman t■ ,jh j.• i
one of her htnd* through Mo. d p .turn
ing. Tbe ii jury, whic i *as uu vi i otic,
put in an appearauce iv a new form dor
iug her ill nee a, aud oue naud bad to be
Tlie comp'aiit mt km a demand fir
the sum of $30 a month, wbiub it i-a>>
Mr. BaDDister can wt-U affo-J to pay and
which is ttie lea*t upon wf>>.-ti ih>
mother and child ran exint The ex
trace given above were front * le.ier
written by Mrs. Rauninter to D-'e.'ive
Thomai MtGtrtby, whi W ooAmiii • many
hearty expressiouß of tiiank> f r Ui-> tin
paid service which he ha t ptofnin-.l in
bringing about the marriage, ami in
sisting her to procure proper support for
herself and child.
Emma Jucm'a £n(a|emeat.
The advent of tbe Emma Juch Grand
English Opera Company in this city has
attracted more general attention than
that of any other amusement organiza
tion visiting this city for years. Director
Charles E. Locke has earned a reputa
tion as a director and conductor of gigan
tic enterprises. This organization num
bers fully one hundred and ten mem-'
bers, the prima donna, the leading
tenors, and in fact almost all the princi
pals being American, while the chorus is
almost entirely made up of fresh, young
native American voices. Emma Juch is
an operatic artist widely known, and en
joying, a high reputation as a vocalist.
The present tour has been a social tri
umph. In Washington her performances
received the special endorsement of the
President, the Cabinet, Senators and
others in Congress, the Judges of the
Supreme Court; and also the critical
strangers who compose the foreign lega
tions and are known for the severity of
their demands in musical performances.
She was privately enterteined by the
wife of the President in honor of her
great success as an American artist.
Supporting Miss Juch are Charles Hed
raondt, leading tenor, an American who
for six years has had the chief l oles at
the Leipsic Conservatory; Signor Tag
lipetia, Laura Bellini, Frank Baxter,
Marie Frubert, Franz Vetta, Lizzie
Macnichol, T. S. Guise, Fannie Gon
zales and William Bolt. The repertoire
for the week will embrace the following
popular operas: Monday, Faust; Tues
day, 11 Trovatore; Wednesday, Carmen;
Thursday, Maritana; Friday, Mignjon;
Saturday matinee, The Bohemian Girl,
and Saturday evening, Die Freischutz.
The various operas will be mounted in
the most gorgeous manner, the scenery,
costumes, properties and electric effects
being of tbe most elaborate and costly
The chorus and orchestra will be under
the direction of Add Nenevdorf, the pop- "
ular New York conductor. Summing up
this company in its entirety, it is with
out doubt the best musical organization
in America today, and deserves the im
mense patronage it is sure to receive.
It Failed to Operate lv mr(.
Throop'* Claso.
Coroner Meredith returned from Pasa
dena yesterday, with the papers relating
to the inquest upon the body of Mrs.
Alice H. Throop, mention of which was
made in the columns of yesterday's
Herald. The testimony of J. D. Throop,
the husband of the deceased woman, was
in effect as follows: He was a plasterer
by occupation, and resided at North Pas
adena. The deceased, Alice H. Throop,
was his wife. For two days past she had
been sick from her confinement. Her
pains came on about 11 o'clock on the
last night of December, and lasted all
night. Next morning, however, she felt
very much better, and walked about for
a short time. At 9 o'clock she was again
taken ill and went to bed, but no physi
cian was summoned until about 4 o'clock
in tbe afternoon. He did not send for one
sooner because his wife requested him not
to do so, as she had been shamefully
mistreated by a drunken physician in
Los Angeles about four years ago, and
her health was ruined. She would have
died at that time except fir the prayer of
faith to God.
Mrs. Mary Jane Peck, a professional
nurse who was in attendance, testified aa
to her having been called in on New
Year's Day. She attended her during
childbirth. The other people there did
not know what to do. After the child
was born she told Mr.Throop he ought to
get a physician. He told her that it was
against their religion, and that he be
lieved in the Lord healing. He read a
doctor book and said she could lay six
hours. About 6 o'clock the nurse said
Mrs. Throop must have a physician.
They told her to stay away, as Mrs.
Throop would come out all right. She
then went to the head of the deceased
and said she was dying.
Mr. Throop said the Lord would not let
her die and that she must have faith.
He said that 'nothing but the devil could
kill her and he did not propose to have
the devil there.' Witness told Mr.
Throop he was delaying sending for a
, physician too long. He said he thought
, not. About 7 o'clock a doctor was sent
for. The pain Mrs. Throop suffered after
the birth of tbe child until death was
Mrs. G. H. Snelfohn, a neighbor, cor
roborated the nurse's testimony, and
. added that she told Mrs. Throop that a
! physician ought to be called in, but that
, the sick woman's mother-in-law told her
that they were trying to scare her by
. talking like that.
, Dr. N. A. Dalrymple stated thathewaß
i called in at 8 o'clock on the evening of
! January Ist to attond to Mrs. Throop.
He found her very weak. Alter about
,au hour's work his patient seemed
, quieter and slept from sheer exhaustion.
She was in a semi-unconscious condition
, while he was operating upon her. He
left at 9 o'clock, and his patient died on
| Friday morning from loss of blood. In
his opinion, as a medical expert, the
pvienc would have been in no danger
aad the received proper medical atten
tion eatlier.
On hearing the facts as stated above,
tbe Coroner V jury returned the follow
ing verdict: Tost the deceased came to
her death from a hemorrhage caused in
child-birth, and we. the jury, believe that
J. D. Turoop, the husband of the de
ceased, was guilty of gross and wilful
neglect in not providing medical attend
ance at the proper time.
MNtt Hal.
Mrs. ttuii Obtuiuv Possession of
the Htrl.
Early yesterday morning Ah Wong
and two o'her members of the Qiong
W* Lung Company cidled at the County
Jdil to iutervie* the jtirl Sing Hai, who
was arrested on a charge of grand lar
ceny on Friday evening, after being
rescued by M-» Watson. Shortly after
their arrival Mrs. Wateon appeared
upon thfl scene and informed Captain
.D.rey of W;ng Gong's attempt to bribe
her by offering her $250 to allow the
who c matter to drop. As the heathen
»hm one of the two who accompanied Ah
W.mif, he was pUced un<*er arrest and
tUt in one of the tunica. Wnen searched
a warrant similar to that upon which the
girl was arrested was found iv bis
inside pocket. Mrs. Watson then
(jroceeded to Justice Savage's court with
tier ward who was arraigned upon the
lirind Ureei y oharge and turned over to
her g uidiaii on bail in the sum of $350,
'•tie latter heinic instructed to proonce
her in court on Saturday next for exam
iua'ion. After the girl had left the court
room wi ti Mrs. Watson, Ah Wong
•rated to Juetic Savage that be intended
'o withdraw itie c*nh hail he had depos
iedon F iday night; but he was in
formed that this W(*s an imoosidbiiity,
and tie Ufi the c urtiooin in high
Justice Savege, in setting the case for
examination, made the following re
"The Court desires here to state that
it is convinced that this grand larceny
proceeding is another instance of the
frequent flagrant abuse of the Dower of
courts by Chinese to maintain posses
sion of females for purposes of prosti
tution. The processes of the Court have
in this cas6 been used to accomplish
that end, and the District Attorney and
officers have been imposed upon. It ia
the intention of the Court to institute a
thorough investigation and to call the
guilty parties to this proceeding to ac
count for contempt, to the end that in
tha future the officers of justice may be
protected in the proper performance of
their duties."
(■•delivered Telegrams
At the Weßtern Union Telegraph office,
corner Court and Main streets, January
4, 1890: Emma Bowen, Misa T. E.
Richards, Will Cook, Q. Leroy, F. Ker«
kow, T. H. Owens, Frank F. McCain, O.
8. Hardy, E. J. Valentine.

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