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TWENTY-FIVE ACRES INVOLVED.
«rY Sensational Lawsuit About Pasadena Land. tthe Complaint Is Against One Hun dred, and Twenty Defendants. Ice Story of the Claim as Reeltod In the Complaint, Which was Filed Yesterday by Burnett and Gibbon. ■/ One of the most sensational land Baits fever brought in the county, involving 25 Seres of land close to the heart of Pass , dena, valued now at $250,000, was begun yesterday in the superior court in this city by Burnett and Gibbon, the well i known attorneys of this city. I The land in question has been divided [and subdivided, and sold off in lots to many individuals, and has all been im proved with the exception of a few lots. , It comprises 75 lots in all, being part *>f the Fainter & Ball tract, called the Fair Oaks Avenue tract, all of Holland's •subdivision, all of W. S. Allen's subdi vision, and all of the E. E. Turnertract. ; If the plaintiffs ehonld win the suit it ,-would take all of Peoria street, about ,teoo feet of New Fair Oaks avenue, part of Esther street, and part of Champion Street. It would close up the 300 feet on New Fair Oaks avenue, Peoria street where It rune into New Fair Oaks avenue, all of Peoria street between New and Old Fair Oaks avenue, and would take 20 feet off Orange Grove avenue. The land is within the balf mile cir cle from the center of the city and is in the northwesterly part of Paßadena. The suit is brought by the heirs of Charles J. Dennis, who claim that they have been illegally deprived of the prop erty, and that it is theirs by right, Nat urally such an attempt to set aside the numerous sales which have been made Will bring about a stern fight between the purchasers and the heirs and the caae will no doubt become one of the celebrated onea. The history of the land and the various transactions which have resulted in this suit form an in tensely interesting chapter in tbe his tory of real estate in Los Angeleß county. The plaintiffs in the caße are Frank H. Dennis, Kitty N. Whittemore (for merly Dennis), and Willard W. Dennis, a minor, by J. M. Harvey, his guardian ad litem, THE DEFENDANTS.. The defendants are 120 in number, and embrace a number of the most prominent people in Pasadena and Los Angelee. Their names are as follows: Ira Bint, Harriet Bint, his wife; C. D. Middiekauf, W. L. Thompßoc, Louis B. Thompson, hia wife; A. J. Brown, A. M. Wright, W. 8. Wright, George M. Poeton, Janet Poaton, hiß wife; Homer Morris, George McQuesten, A. J. Wood, O. E. Langford, D. W. Field, adminis trator of tbe estate of Robert Dick, de ceased ; L. O. Winßton, Mra. Margaret Morriaon, widow; F. J. Woodbury, N. R. Hooper, Frank R. Drake, Mrs. Esther Turner, widow; Benajah 8. Foadick, John T. Jones, truatee forH.T. Hazard; Chaß. Kretechmar, E. O. Wataon, G. W. Cox, John Meeenheimer, C. J. Kjellstrom, Alfred Nelson, the Kerck hoff, Cuzner Mill and Lumber company, William R. Staata, David MeLeod; H. T. Hazard, F. J. Burge, A. W. Berry. Max Harris, John Virgil, F. S. Weis, Harper McKetchnie, Gottfried Petter son, J. D. Reymert, A. O. Lee, Mary Y r . Lee, his wife; W. 8. Allen, Wm. Walter, Michael Bandeman, Mrs. Hannah J. Sandeman, Luella A. Duncan, Savings Bank of Southern California, Pbiletue Peck, W. T. Grimes, Chas. W. Buchan an, John T. Buchanan. M. Alice Ware, Ira W. Packard, T. J. De Huff, S. B. Tubbe, Rob. H. H. Hirsch, Nels Nelson, Lucy F. Wilson, Frank O. Betters, Joa. Fuahia, Adaline Fushia, bia wife; Hol land Manufacturing company, W. 8. Holland, Adelia W. Holland, hia wife; George A. Durrell, Charles Swift, Fred Swift, Albert E. Pinkham, Georgianna J. Pinkham, his wife; Menzo Hamilton, M. H. Hamilton, Swilla Buchanan, wife of John T. Buchanan; Sylvanus T. Hall, Hugh A. Steele, Jameß H. Clark, George Goings, Joaiah Throop, Frank Quarlee and Laura Dodson, trustees of First Holinese church of Paeadena; Milton D. Painter, C. H. Libby, Mary G. Banta, widow; J. Rodgera Wilaon, William S. Noaeworthy, Adella Noseworthv, his wife; Sophia O. Buckley, B. F. Mana ban, Ada Famechen, J. W. Stockwell, Edmund Lockett, John F. Mulin,* Charlea E. Billings, Kimball W. Wing, A. B. Hawkins, Silas Carnahan, William Prince, Samuel Prince, Fred Pope, Geo. Daueby, C. K. Wood, James Clark, Sam Patmateer, Wm. Stevenson, Harriet A. Holmes and Wm. T. Holmes,' adminis trators of the estatejof Henry J. Holmea, deceased; D. H. Thatcher, Mary Case Lord, Lester F. Miller, Harriet A. Der by, Osgood M, Baldwin, F. W. Thorn ton, San Jose Ranch company, Rob. J. Trumbull, First National bank of Pasa dena, N. M. Johnson, the Oity of Pasa dena, Henry T. Staats and the City Railway company. CLAIMS OF THE PLAINTIFFS. The plaintiffa are the children of Charlea J. Dennia, who died in Pasade na December 2, 1881, and Willard Den nis, one of the plaintiffs, is a minor, for whom J. M. Harvey haß been appointed guardian ad litem, while Mra. Kitty M. Whittemore ia a married woman, and the action affecta her separate property only. The plaintiffs'claims are in substance, as recited in the complaint, tbat when their father died, they were quite young, and were not of an age to look after their interests as minor heire. Their father left certain real property in Pasa dena, which was then a etraggling little town. This property consiated of the land now in controversy, being de scribed then aa lot three, containing 20 acres and five acres off the entire north west Bide of lot four, blook B, of the San Paequal traot of the Lake Vineyard Land and Water asaociation. When he died Mrs. Dennis, I the Compl «tely Uprooted. How many remedies there are which merely relieve without uprooting disease. The con trast with sterling medicines whloh such pal- Uatlves afford not only enhances the dignity of the former bnt serves to emphasize tho folly of employing half-way measures when thorough ones are available A marked instance of this tho effect, on the one hand, of Hostetter's tttom ach Bitters in cases of chills and fever and bil ious remittent, and on the other of ordinary remedies in maladies of this type. By the Bit ters, malarial complaints ln every stage and of the most malignant type, are completely con quered and lose their hold upon the system. They are rarely, If ever, dislodged by the or dinary resources of medicine, although their symptoms may unquestionably be mitigated through such means. The same holds good of Indigestion, biliousness, kidney complaint, rheumatism, nervousness and debility. By the Bitters tbey are cured when many remedies widow, became the owner of an' undi vided one-third of tho property, and the plaintilfi became, and claim to be now, the owners as tenants in common of two-thirds of it. January 9, ISB2, Mra. Donnia waß ap pointed administratrix of the estate by the superior court, and an order was made that letters of administration ahould be issued to her upon her tak ing the oath and filing the bond aa pro vided by law. In pureurance of the or der, A. W. Potta being then county clerk and A. Rimpau deputy clerk, let tera of administration were prepared and filed in the court. But Mrß. Dennis neglected to take the oath and never signed the letters. Nevertheless, May 5, 1883, although never having taken the oath, letters of administration were issued to her, and ahe filed a petition as administratrix for an order to sail the real estate belonging to the eatate, and an order to show cause why it ahould not be sold was made by Judge Volney E. Howard, then judge of the superior court. It is claimed that the only notice giv en of thia order waa the posting of three notices by the clerk, and that the minor heirs received no notice. They were at this time: Frank, 15; Kitty, 11, and Willie Dennis, 9 years old. The order of Bale was made May 15th, and June let Mrs. Dennis sold the 25 acreß to Edson Turner for $5000. An order confirming the sale was made July 31st, which was duly recorded. Mra. Dennis gavo an administratrix's deed, and Mr. Turner went into posses sion of tbe property. From that time until 1888 nothing more was heard from the original par ties to the transactions briefly referred to. The property wan subdivided by Mr. Turner, and it waa sold off in amall er tracts and lots, those who bought believing tbe title all right. The excite ment attendant upon the boom caused a very rapid change in values, and Bales were eaaily made. Two abstract corn- Tha above cut shows ihe tract of land claimed by tho Dennis heirs, with reference to snr rounding streets, lt also shows its relstive location with reference to its distance from the cen ter of the olty. The ttact claimed is tho small square surrounded by tha heavy lints, cotween thehalf and the mile circles. paniea passed upon _ the title, finding nothing wrong about it. But finally one company discovered the neglect of the administrator to sign the letters and take the oath prescribed by law, and it threw a cloud upon title. It frightened all who had bought lots in the tract, and they scarcely knew what to do. Abqut half of all whol had originally bought had sold out by'this time, but a number still remained, and legal proceedings ensued which the plaintiffs claim were unauthorized by Mrs. Dennis, and were carried through by W. H. H. Russell, who had foimerlybeen her attorney, but whom she had not aeen for several years. Mrs. Dennis was absent in the east at the time the suit was brought. It was a suit purporting to be brought by Mrs. Clotilda S. Dennis, as adminis tratrix, vs. L. C. Winston and 36 others, the defendants being purchasers of land in the tract. It alleged that the defend ants had illegally ousted and ejected tbe plaintiff from the land, and asked that the title be quieted. The present piaintiffa claim that on the aame day thia complaint was filed, April 25, 1888, and before any summons had been issued or served on the 37 de fendants, tbey each filed separate an awera and cross-complaintß; that the next day separate answers to each of the cross-complaintß were filed in the name of Mrß. Donnia by W. H. H. Russell. The action was heard May 3d and a judgment and decree rendered in favor of the defendants upon their cross-com plaints, and duly filed and recorded, in which they were declared the true and lawful owners of the property purchased by tbem. The heirs claim that their mother never employed Mr. Russell to bring tbe suit described and had no knowledge that it had ever been brought until Jan uary 1, 1893, and that none of the pro ceedings were authorized or ratified by her. The heira therefore wißh to have the proceedings declared null and void and cancelled, and also to have tbe deed made by Mra. Dennis as administratrix, to Edaon Turner, declared null and void and cancelled, and in abort to have themselves declared the owners in fee simple, aa tenanta in common of an un divided two-tbirda of the property and entitled to its possession. It ia underatood that the heirs do not rest their claim alone upon the mistake made by their mother in not taking the oath aB administratrix, but that they claim that their rights as minor heirs were totally disregarded in tbe matter and tbat therefore the proceedinga by which the property waa sold were all illegal and should be set aside. They aay that when the case comeß to trial there will be some very sensational testimony relative to the suit brought by W. H. H. Russell. They intimate that he will be implicated in a manner that will show him to have acted in very bad faith to say the least, and bo Btate in their complaint. They refer' to the extraordinary facility with which the answers and cross-complaints of tho numerous defendants were filed close upon the heels of the filing of the com plaint to quiet title, and the answers of Mrs. Deunis, immediately thereafter, and Bay tbey will be able to prove tbat tho proceedings were characterized by fraud all the way through. TUB OTHER HIDB. It is no slight matter to attempt to take away the homes of people who have bought proporty in good faith and have had it represented that the title waa good. Little by little tbe 25 acros, which waa a barren waate when Mrs. Dennia Bold it to Edson Turner and re ceived $5000 for it, has been made to For that "out 'o sorts feeling" Tttkss Bronio-Seltzer; trial bottle 10 cents. LOS ANGELES HERALD: TLTUESDAY MORNING?, FEBRUARY 9, 1893. blossom like the rose. It is covered with pretty homes and heavily laden fruit trees, and is one of the choice bits of Pasadena. Many of those who own property there bought with the inten tion of passing the remainder of their lives in the beautiful location, and the money they have put into the beautify ing of their homes doea not by any means repreaent the value to them of their property. And now, after remaining in undis puted possession for a number of years, these claimants come along with a claim which they seem to think haa much legal merit. The property owners, naturally enough, feel that having paid once for their lots they ahould be pro tected in their rights, and that no mere legal technicalities should be allowed by the courts to dispossess them of their own. THE SUPERVISORS. Some Important Business Transacted Yesterday. At the meeting of the board of super visors, yesterday, G. Hsrgitt was granted an extension of time on his lease of county property to April Ist. Edward Silent was granted $2500 in surance on the court liouee to be placed in the Scottish Union and National In surance company, and A. P. Hoffman was granted $3000 insurance on the fur niture, the policy to be placed in the London and Lancashire Ineurance com pany. Afterwards the board reconsid ered this action and deferred action un til Friday. On motion of Supervisor Hanley the map maker was instructed to make maps of all the road districts in each supervisorial district. A petition for the vacation of McKin ley avenue, in the Lutz tract, waa set for February 23d for a hearing. A long communication waa received from Charles Silent in relation to his attitude on county division, claiming he had been misrepresented by a morning paper, was received and filed. A petition for a bridge on Western avenue was received and taken under advisement. An application by Sheriff Cline to board the prisoners in the county jail, at 35 cents per day per person, was re ferred to the retrenchment committee. W. A. White, manager of the free labor bureau, reported for the week end ing February 4th : Number of applica tions, males, 159; females, 37. Number positions secured, males, 33; females, 4. Saloon licenses were granted to J. Rouguy, 0. Garibaldi, D. Arbogast, T. W. Lyons and Frank Schwaarcke. The board adjourned until Friday morning. THEY CAN WED. People Who Yeaterday Secured Their Marriage _leenses. The following marriage licenses were yesterday issued by the county clerk: William H. Stevens, aged 49, and Mary C. Friebe, aged 4G, both natives of Pennsylvania and residents of Los An geles. W. C. Hooker, aged 46, a native of Massachusetts, and Kate A. Mo ran, aged 38, a native of Ireland, both residents of Los Angeles. D. H. Gillan, aged 41, a native of Illi nois, and L, S. Rees, aged 23, a native of England, both residents of Los An geleß. W. D. Longyear, aged 29, a native of Michigan, and Ida A. Mackay, aged 23, a native of Nevada, both residents of Los Angelea. C. W. Treadway, aged 27, a native of New York and resident of Loa Angeleß, and Martha G. Ablett, aged 20, a native of California and resident of Ventura. Joseph H. Scott, aged 24, a native of California and resident of Loa Angelea, and A Heine Hill, aged 19, a native of Alabama, also a resident of Lob Angeleß. Frank L. Johnson, aged 28, a native of lowa, and Alice Wagner, aged 18, a native of Illinois, both residents of Los Angeles. POLICE COURTS. Minor Cases Whloh Were Dp for Trial Yesterday. In Justice Seaman's court yesterday Dick Wade was sentenced to 10 days in jail for vagrancy. He asked that the sentence be suspended ao that he could leave town, but as the rainy weather was unpropitioua for walking, and Wade waa conaidered an incorrigible character, he waa invited to remain for 10 days. A warrant was iaeued for Ed. Harcourt, Wm. Durer and Thomaa Murphy, charg ing them with petit larceny in stealing a Blurt and a few other articles to match. They are in jail. Fred Hamilton, John Collinß and L. Kippe were each fined $3 yesterdey for violating the ordinance relative to hitch ing horses. 1 The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.—No Aminouia; No Alum. Used in Millions of Homes— 40 Years the Standard. THE SCALES NICELY BALANCED. Judge Shaw's Opinion for Both Defendant and Plaintiff. Old Mr. Jamison Charges His Son With Harsh Treatment. The Ballona Railroad Case—The United States Conrt—Pompey Smith Found Qnllty — New Suits—Notes. Judge Shaw yesterday rendered the following opinion in the case of M. Mur nane and wife ye. J. K. Norman: "The plaintiffs sue the defendant to recover possession of a lot ou San Fer nando street in the city of Ldb Angeles. The evidence shows that the plaintiffs are husband and wife; that tbe plain tiff Martin obtained title to the lot on May 7,1888, by deed from one Marquet; that plaintiffa lived in a cottage situated on the rear portion of the lot continu ously from that date until 1892; that on October 10, 1889, the plaintiff Jane Murnane, duly executed, acknowledged and caused to be recorded a declaration of homestead ou tbe lot; that on April 8, 1892, the plaintiff Martin executed and acknowledged a general power of at torney to M. V. Biacailuz in the uaual form, and on May 7, 1892, the plaintiff Jane executed and acknowledged a sim ilar power of attorney to Biacailuz; that on May 10, 1892, the plaintiff, by deed purporting to be executed by plaintiffa, by M. V. Biacailuz aa their attorney in fact, conveyed the lot to the defendant. The deed recitea the payment of a con sideration of $1600 in money, and it was not signed nor acknowledged by either of the plaintiffa in peraon. The plain tiffa claim tbat a conveyance of a home atead must be made by the husband and wife in peraon, and cannot be made through the medium of an attorney in fact. The sections of the civil code in force at the time of the execution of the deed are here quoted by the conrt, and a paragraph from an opinion of the su preme court in the case of Gagliardo vs. Dumont, 54 Gal., page 105, in which it is held it must be a joint act by hus band wife. The opinion then continues: The deed under consideration in that case was executed in 1872, and it is claimed by the defendant that the case is not authority now, because the law then in force is materially different from the present law. A comparison of the two statutes, however, shows that, though different in phraseology, they are preciaely the same in requiring a conveyance of the homestead to be exe cuted and acknowledged by the wife, although the former law did not in terms require it to be acknowledged by the husband. I think, therefore, the decision is applicable to the present case. It is further claimed that section 1187, above quoted, which waa passed in 1891, has modified section 1242 by removing all differences theretofore existing be tween the manner of executing convey ances by married women and other per sons. Whether an ordinary conveyance by a married woman must under the present law be acknowledged or not is a question not necessary to decide. The section last named doea not purport to deal with any conveyances except those of married women. It does not profess to change the law in relation to the con veyance of homeeteads, nor in relation to conveyances by men. Section 242 makes it imperative upon the husband to acknowledge the con veyance of the homestead bb upon the wife, and declares such conveyance to be invalid unless executed and acknowl edged by both. There ia nothing in section 1187 which is inconsistent with this requirement. Upon the authority of Gragliardo va. Dumont I therefore bold that the deed in question is insufficient to convey the homestead. It appears, however, from tbe evi dence that at the time of the making and recording the declaration of home stead a brick building occupied the front 50 feet of the lot, in which the plaintiff Martin waa then carrying on the business of keeping a saloon. The defendant claims that thiß portion of the lot, with the ground connected with it, could not be aelected as a homeatead, aa it did not constitute a part of the family residence, but waa uaed for business purpoaee. In this I think the defendant is right. The judgment will therefore be in favor of tbe defendant for the front por tion of the lot extending back 60 feet from the east line of the eaetern aide walk on Sun Fernando Btreet, and in favor of the plaintiffa for the remainder of the lot with the appurtenances and that each party pay hia own costs. OLD MR. JAMISON'S STORY. He Accuses Hli Son of Kxcee dlngly Harsh Treatment. The ease of William S. Jamison by Mrs. Minerya Jane Rod wine, his guar dian, vs. F.M.Jamison, a suit to set aside a deed, waß on trial before Judge Clark yesterday. The plaintiff iB an old man 92 years of age. The old man was present in court in the morning, but wee too feeble to be there in the afternoon. He chargeß that when he become very feeble his son persuaded him that he would take care of him and provide for all bis needs if he would deed him his ranch of 106 acres in this county. The old man. did so, and alleges that after that his sou and hia son's wife began a systematic conree of abuse and bad treatment. Some of the treatment de scribed by Mr. Jamison beg gars description, euch as allow ing him to go for a long time in a filthy condition, making no pro vision for hie clothes being cleaned, and indulging in a process of nagging which made hiß life miserable. While relating tbe ill treatment he received the old man occasionally broke into tears which were pitiful to behold. His daughter, Mrs. Redwine, finally was appointed hiß guardian, and he is now living with her. The plaintiff claims that after tbe eon Highest of all in Leavening Power Latest U. S. Gov't Report Baking secured the deed he sold some of the ranch and mortgaged the remainder, and seeks to have the deed set aeide. All the testimony for the plaintiff was put in yesterday and some for the de fense, and the trial will be resumed to day. _ THE BALLONA RAILROAD CASE. The Plaintiff Amends Its Complaint and the Case is Continued. The trial of the suit of the Ballona Harbor Improvement company va. The Southern California Railway company, to restrain it from further tearing up of its track on the Ballona line, was not re sumed aa expected yeaterday morning, except for a short time. When the case was called Mr. Murphy, counsel for the plaintiff, asked leave to amend the amended complaint, which w»' granted by Judge Shaw. He then put in quite an extended amendment, which waa to the effect that in the agreement made by the Riverside, Santa Ana and Los Angeleß Railway company, when it was agreed to build tbe road, lt waa further agreed that in tbe event that the defendant corporation should offer the railroad for sale at any time the plaintiff should have the refusal of it at the price for which it should be offered. The amendment also recites that ever eince the date of the agreement and up to the present time the plaintiff has been willing and able to purchase the road and pay a reasonable sum for it; that the defendant haa never offered it for Bale, and if the ties and rails are taken up it will cause the road to de crease in value. Judge Bruneon asked and waa granted 10 days' time in which to answer the amendments. UNITED STATES COURTS. A Man Charged With Perjury In a Timber Culture Caae. Yesterday John C. Hannah was brought before United States Commis sioner Van Dyke on a charge of perjury, alleged to have been committed Janu ary 14th in a timber culture case which was invectigated before Registrar Sea mans of the United States land office. Hannah waa arraigned and hie examina tion was Bet for March 18th. He wnß placed under a bond of $2500. In the United States circuit court, in the caße of the Oounty of San Diego vs. The California National bank et al., it waa decided that the claims of tbe tax collector and treasurer be accepted by tbe plaintiff in full of its claims against Receiver Pauly. The injunction waa diasolved. Forty applications by Receiver Pauly for compromise of claims againßt the California National bank were filed yes terday in the United States circuit court. Pompey Smith Found Guilty. The trial of Pompey Smith, for cut ting John Manning with a razor, came to an end yesterday morning. Judge Smith instructed the jury at 10 o'clock aud they retired for consultation at 10:15 o'clock. In 15 mindtes they brought in a verdict of guilty of assault with a deadly weapon. A motion for a new trial waß overruled, and Friday waß set for sentence. Court Notes. An Information waa filed yesterday by the dietrict attorney against Ah Lung, alias Ah Gin, charging him with petit larceny, the second offense. He iB ac cused of stealing a shirt. A demurrer was filed in Judge Smith's court yeaterday in tbe caae of C. B. Holmes, accused of forgery. It was sus tained, aud the district attorney granted leave to file a new information. There was a clerical error in the body of tbe information. Judge Van Dyke yesterday granted the petition of the Protestant Episcopal church of Pomona to cell realty. A divorce was granted by Judge Van DIED. UKOWN—Died. February 7th, at 10:20 p.m., llajglo 0., beloved daughter of J, T. H. and O. Price Brown, aged 21 years and 8 mouths. 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Durrell et al., involving tbe La Crescenta hotel and other property was on trial before Judge Wade yesterday, and the trial will resumed today. The suit is for an injunction to restrain the sale of the property, and there are sev eral intervenors. David Sheehan was arrested yesterday morning, although the Evening Ex press says he was not, and had his ex amination before Justice Bartholomew on a charge of robbinz Charles W. Chung, a Chinaman, of $5. The justice decided tbat the evidence waß.not suf ficient to hold him over for trial. Two Chinamen swore they saw Sheehan hold Chung up against a wall and rob him, while others swore Sheehan was not near him. New Suits. Among the documents filed yesterday in the office of the county clerk were the following: John Malowansky vs. Adolph Ramieh, E. J. Levy and Martin 0. Marsh; fore closure suit for $1000. H. G. Miller vs. M. V. Biscailuz; suit upon a prommissory note for $1052.63 and foreclosure of the mortgage. 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To enjoy health one should have Ten;, nlar evacuations every twen y lour hours. The evils, hoth inentol »nd physical, resulting from HABITUAL CONSTIPATION aro many and Nerions. For the cure of tliiM common trouble* Tutfs Stiver Siavo gained v popularity uuuar* MllcK'tl. Elegantly KUKur con toil* 'j .' .' SOLD EVERYWHERE. J.C.CUNNINGHAM, Manufacturer anil Dealer f£> TRUNKS AND TRAVELING BAGS, Kit! South Main Btreet. Opposite Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles, Telennone 818. Orders called for and delivered to all parts of the city. 11-23 NOT A DOLLAR Need Be Paid Us Until Cure Is Effected, Drs Porterfleld & Losey, 838 MARKET SL.JP.N FRANCISCO. We positively cure, in from 30 td GO days, all kind* of Ruptare. Varicocele, Hydrocele, Piles AND FISBURE. FISTULA., UT,CBRATIOM. etc.. without the UM of knilo, dtbwing blood or detcn tiun from btiNlntss. CONSULTATION ANU EXAMIXATION FEKE. M. F. Loaey, M. 0„ of tho hbove well-Jcncwn firm of apceia.ins, will be *v hotel mm, tma MM h» mm sts., From JANUARY 37 to rKBKUAItY 3 IlMilutlTe KKBSOARY 13. 14 16, 10 and 27 and 2b, and MAUCU 1 ami 12. Can roier interested parties to prominent Los Angules citizens who have boom treated by him. Cute guaranteed. 1-5 'im. daw 5 FIVE DOLLARS. Althonjfn <ho rate of Aye dollar* per month was withdrawn on February Ist, our terms aro still within the reach ot any that desire to avail themselves of the unequaled medical ser vices oi the ALTHI MEDICAL CO., successors to the Kuropean Staff of German and English Physicians. No ono goes away on account ol dissatisfaction with our fees, and none fail ol entire satisfaction from our method, et treat* meat. ALTHI. After the German and English Physicians had secured the agency for the exclusive uso of this wonderful medical agent ln the state ol California the Althi Medical Company was or ganized for the purpose of erecting a sanita rium and extending its use to suffering v!*» muuity. The results of this remedy lv Consumption, Bronchitis, Tumors And Cancers, Kidney Diseases, Sab-acute and Chronic Inflammations in anjr of the limbs, Rheumatism, etc., has been so wonderful that it has been adopted aa the beat hospital and sanitarium practice ln the largo cities in the east. If you aro skeptical and will delay treatment for proof, write to Prof. R. N. Pool, president ol the principal sanitarium in Denver, P. O. box 1347; to Dr. W. P. Wilcox and Dr. J. K. Miller, of the Broadway Parle Sanitarium, South Broadway, Denver, Col., or see any number o£i people we are treating hero, whose names and addresses we will furnish upon application. We aro specialists for all chronic diseases.'' With the advantage of our remedies and moth- , ods, you can depend upon satisfaction. If yo» have Catarrh, Rheumatism, Consumption, Or other chronic trouble, come and see us. aTJfir-CONSULTATION FREE. We will take pleasure in explaining the Alth or Cataplasmic treatment, which cannot fall tar interest you. Asthma Cured. In an Interview with Mrs. Knight of this city, and who lives at the corner of Sixteenth and Tennessee streets, she says she has been suffer ing from Asthma for many years, and for the past eight months has been unable to sleep more than one or two hours at a time, and then only when propped up in bed, and from the* time of the first application of the material has . slept comfortably from eight to ten hours e\ cry. night, and now has been under the troati three weeks, and is almost entirely free .rota, any symptoms of the disease. La Grippe Cured. Mr. A. ARICKSON.of 620 Philadelphia rt: says: "I have been successfully treated of i\ case of La Grippe by the doctors of the Althi Company, and can conscientiously recommend them. When I placed mysetf under their treat ment I was in a very dangerous condition; waa suffering from a second attack, and was rapidly going down. In a very short time my improve ment was wonderful, and in one month wae entirely cured. I will gladly verify thia states ment to anyone calling on mo." OTHERS Who Endorse Our | Methods. MR. GARVIS, with Shewnrd, Spring street MRS. E. B. BELDEN, 1021 Mignonette street WM. J. HARE, Homo Mansion, Filth stroot. MRS. HENRY DEMING, 107 North Los Ang» les street. MRS. ESTHER C. SHUGG, 728 Grand avenue. AND NUMEROUS OTHERS. Asido from the fact that tho Althi or Cats plasmle treatment makes such extraordinary cures, IT RELIEVES I'AIN AT ONUK. It muses no dificreuce how much pain yon mty Lo suffering, or how much sleep you aro losing, the first application of the material will banish sil pain and sweet sleep Is assured th* lirst night and each succeeding night. How much i:: the sntlrii absence of pain worth to you? What value do you place upon undis turbed all night's sleep? Again, what is II worth to l«j well. The absence oi paiii means rest; rest, sleep; sleep and health, happiuess, Oon-.e right iv and see us. A friendly talk costs nothing: the most extensive examination and cousuitatlon free. Our chr.rsea for treat* .-.]■: ;i: ia its nothing lo tho good we will 41* too, Althi Medical Company. Successors to the German and English Physicians, 308Ji SOUTH SPRING STREET.