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THE HILLS WILL HAVE WATER.
Great Progress Being Made in
Extending the Mains.
The City Water Company Extending:
Its Service in All Directions.
»he Tran«formatlon Being Worked with
the Old Citizen*' Company* Line*.
A Most Ingenious Pump
The people of tbe hill district can con
gratulate themselves that the time of
their suffering from a want of water,
both in quantity and quality, will soon
be over. In a few weeks, before the hot
weather can be expected to have set in,
their pipes will be filled with pure water
and plenty of it. This matter in of such
general interest that a Herald reporter
was yesterday detailed to examine into
the status of the water company's work
and report how fast progress was being
The old Citizens' Water company had
on College street two pumping stations
for filling their reservoirs. These latter
are on the north side of College street,!
and have heretofore been supplied with j
viaterfrom the river, brought through
the Providencia ranch in a ditch and
pumued up from a "sump" on the
corner of College and Pearl streets.
The City Water company is now bus
ily engaged in remedying the defects
which have heretofore existed and have
inaugurated a large system of new
mains to supply tbe hills and will dis
card the use of river water altogether,
using the naturally filtered water ob
tained from the crystal spring's source
As an indication of the amount of
new mains being laid for this purpose
and to further extend the water service
of the city, the following statement will
convey an idea:
For the territory heretofore served by
the Citizens company a line of 12-inch
mains is being laid down Everett Place;
thence along Bellevue to Douglas street,
a distance of 3700 feet; at this point it
meets a 10-inch main which will run
from Douglas to Temple street, and
down Temple to Union avenue, a dis
tance of 2500 feet. These all connect with
what is known as tbe "high reservoir."
Connecting with the "low reservoir,"
down Peach toßartlett street alineof 16
--inch mains is being laid for a distance
of 146G feet, and from Bartlett to Temple
1600 feet of 12-inch pipe will connect
with it. This will give the hills a total
of new mains aggregating 0206 feet, or
very nearly two miles. These in a few
weeks will be filled witb the purest
water in California, and the long-suffer
ing people of the hills will have plenty
of water to wash witb, drink, and to
sustain tbeir long-parched lawns and
These old reservoirs of the Citizens'
company will be drained and gradually
overhauled, and then they will be filled
from the City Water company's beauti
ful resenoir south of the Southern Pa
cific's railway tracks and north of
Elysian park, by a most ingenious con
Mr. Mnlbolland, tbe superintendent
of the company, found himself confront
ed by a serious problem when his cor
poration n--i- * * ~ * * l - *» Oi*j?ana' rnrnna.
nv'a property. The reservoirs of the
, * . - are repectivelv 9000 feet
and 10,800 feet from the cfty company's
reservoir, and at an altitude above that
reservoir of 120 feet and 300 feet respec
tively, over which distance and up
which height it was necessary to pump
the water from the city company's res
ervoir. Now few things are more ex
pensive than pumping by steam. Mr.
Winks had, as already stated, two steam
pumping plants in his system, and tbe
bills for oil for fuel in one of them ran
from if7oo to $2000 a month. Mr. Mnl
bolland decided to avoid this expense,
and by tbe,aid of a Pelton wheel ar
tanged a hydraulic pumping power
which forces the water easily over the
distance named, into tbe storage-reser
voirs. This wheel is run by a river
water stream, but this water is used
only for power, as soon as it serves it
purpoee being returned to the river.
The water it pumps is the naturally
filtered fluid which comes from Crystal
Bpringg, eight miles up the river, through
pipes all the way, not once being ex
posed to any chance impurity.
It may not be generally known tbat
this crystal spring water never sees the
light until it flows into the company's
reservoir in this city. It is taken from
an underground source, and is water
which haa been cleansed and filtered by
its seepage through strata oi gravel and
sand until it is absolutely pure. It is
collected in subterranean pipes, con
ducted by a tunnel through which it'
passes into the company's main reser
But to return to Superintendent Mul
holland's Pelton wheel. This ingenious
contrivance drives a massive pump
which has a capacity of 4,000,000 gallons
of water every 24 hours, and can safely
be run up to 5,000,000 or 6,000,000 gal
lons. All that is needed usually, how
ever, is a 2,500,000 gallon capacity. The
usefulness and ingenuity of the contriv
ance may perhaps be better understood
when it is stated that all this water is
pumped at no other expense than the
pay of a couple of men to look after
the machinery. It can be as easily
regulated as steam power, being run at
the rate of one revolution a minute or
several hundred, according to need. A
stop cock is turned on, the water flows'
and the science of hydraulics doss the
rest. There is no expense for coal or
oil; no smoke, ashes or dirt.
To mate assurance doubly sure, the
company has put in a battery of boilers
and a big Corliss engine, to have on
hand in case of any mishap happening
to the present arrangement, but it is
not expected that it will be necessary to
use these latter.
This pump, as stated, takes tbe water
from the company's storage reservoir
adjoining the pump works. This reser
voir contains a magnificent sheet of
water, amounting to a volume of 15,000,
--000 gallons, and it is as pure as crystal.
This is the water which is supplied to
the whole city by 30-inch mains, and
which the people of the hills will here
after get the same as in every other por
tion of the city.
It will be welcome news to the inhab
itants of otber portions of the city to
learn that the water company is making
improvements in its service in various
parts of tbe city. For example, they
have been at work for some time layina
new mains of from 3 to 12 inch pipe, iv
all 61,488 feet, as follows :
On Main, from Seventh to Pico, from
Pico to Washington, Washington to
Oh Eleventh, from Pearl to Sentoue.
On Seventh, from Main 101/>s Angeles,
to San Pedro, to Alameda, to Santee.
On Pico, from Wright to Union ave
On Sixteenth, from Figueroa to Cherry,
to Union avenue.
On Washington, from Borißallo to
Union avenue and Figueroa to Maple.
Ou Twenty-third, from Figueroa to
Bonsallo, from Scarff to Union, from
Figueroa to Main, from Main to San
On Adams, from Figueroa to Main.
Ou Alameda, from Poplar to Seventh.
On Macy, from Alameda to Gallardo.
On Pleasant avenue, from Gallardo to
Aliso and from Aliso to First.
On Boyle avenue, on Virginia south
1485 feet to Stevenson.
On Cambridge, from Hazard's resi
dence to Magnolia.
On Magnolia, from Cambridge to Soto.
On Downey avenue, from Wilhardt to
On Wilhardt from Downey to Main.
On New Main from Wilhardt to Ann.
On Judson avenue from State to
On Hoff street from Pasadena avenue
On Sichel from Hoff to Patrick.
On Patrick from Sichel to Hansen.
Od Primrose from Griffin avenue east.
On Downey avenue from Hansen to
On Alta from Downey avenue to Em
That represents a largely increased
.means of supply, and will be welcome
'news to many residents.
THE S. P.'S NEW LINE.
Work on the San Fernando Branch to
Begin Thi* Wook.
The Southern Pacific company will
commence the construction of their San
Fernando valley branch the early part
of this week. The engineer who iB to
have the euperintendency of the work
have been summoned to report and
commence at once.
The line will be about 25 miles long,
beginning at Burbank and extending to
Cbattsworth park, and will tap that vast
grain growing section of Lob Angeles
county and make an important feeder
for grain shipments for the mammoth
wharf at Port Lob Angeles.
MEMORIAL DAY CALL
ISSUED BY THE OXNERAL COMMIT-
TEE OF THE G. A. B,
An Appeal for the Observance of
the Day and a Reminder of
What the Day Sig
Tbe general Memorial day committee
of the G. A. R. hays issued the follow
ing call to all veterans of the late war,
the W. R, C, and all kindred organiza
tions and to tbe public generally i
Headquarters Memorial Day )
General Committee, G. A. R.j
To tbe Citizens of Los Angeles:
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the
day set apart by national and state au
thority for the due celebration of ap
propriate ceremonies over the graves of
deceased Union eoldiers is at hand. It
will be observed with fitting remem
brances by the surviving members of
the Grand Army of the Republic in the
city of Los Angeles.
committee of the Posts of tne G. A. R.
fraternity, and Cordially invite the co
operation of the public, old soldiers, and
tbe citizens of Los Angeles. We invite
the fathers, mothers, wives, sisters,
brothers, the boys and girls of the loyal
afid true, to aid with preeence and active
participation in beautifying the departed
"Whpre sorrows no more are shed,
%Io more the ills of life molest."
Comrades, old defenders of the ensign
of glory, that first gaye to a new world
liberty and union, one and inseparable,
tbat flag that through the mutations of
time, the shock of battle, floats yet
proudly over our country, unsullied, un
defiled; tbat flag bequeathed to us by
tbe patriots of 1776, presorved by your
blood and wounds in loyal pledge of life
and sacred honor, speaks once more,
mayhap, the last to yon on earth, in
gentle wordßof peace and love, bids you
come strew tbe graves of the departed
braves with memorial ch'aplets, scatter
garlands of immortelles over the silent
tomb of the men who, living, laid upon
the altar of liberty all for their country,
and, dying, "won the wreath of fame,
and write on memories' scroll a death
less" name; deeds which should not pass
away, names that mast not wither, that
were not bora to die."
It is a solemn duty, comrades, old vet
erans, and a just pride to yourselves
that each of you commemorate witb us,
this hallowed day to offer sweet memen
toes, flowers, to the sacred memories of
a fraternity formed, cemented in the
seething fire of battle—to offer thanks
to the Great Commander above tbat he
vouchsafes to you, that still you can
respond to the reveilie of dai+y life,
the love of living comrades, family and
We invite the busy toiling man and
woman of this faircity; that for this day,
laying aside the cares and struggles for
wealth, or the ordinary round of amuse
ments, vain frivoii'ies, bo common to
Dopular holidays,they join with ns in rev
erent and befitting consideration of the
event and occasion dedicated, through
out this grand republic, to the memory
of tbe deceased defenders of our nation
and flag, "who, after life's fitful fever
o'er, sleep well." To you we also recall
the pledge so freely made to the "boyB"
that, dying, their memories should ever
be held green in the hearts of a grateful
To the young and rising generation, to
whom soon must we old men transmit
ihat grandest legacy ever bequeathed by
mortal man to hia children—one coun
try, one flag—we say come.
By order general committee G. A. R.
E. St. Jolien Cox, chairman.
The following order to members of
I'D nk Bartlett Post G. A. R. were issued
yesterday in regard to Memorial day ex
Headquarters Frank: Bartlktt )
Post No. 6, G. A. R.f
General Orders No. 1.
Comrades.— Pursuant to general or
ders from the national and department
headquarters, directing the observance
of Memorial day, Tuesday, May 30th,
this post will meet at the post rooms
012" 2 South Spring street, at 8:30 a. m.
sharp, thence proceed to Evergreen
cemetery and there honor the dead by
strewing flowers on their graves. The
post will again assemble at 1 o'clock p.
m. at the hall and* take part in the
afternoon exercises. All visiting com
rades and all ex-soldiers and sailors of
the late war are earnestly invited to join
us on this day. By order
John- Davis, Post Commander.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 28, 1893.
HIS RACE FOR HIS MAJORITY.
Weber's Stakes Are a Handsome
Wife and a Fortune.
He Wins If He Becomes of Age Be
fore His Guardian Arrives Here.
A Young Dane and Hl* Adventures Which
Have Culminated In thi* City—The
Outcome Will Be Kagerly
Among the marriage licenses issued
Wednesday last by Cupid Sam Kutz of
the county clerk's office was one to
Oluf Holger Weber of Copenhagen, Den
mark, and Miss Elizabeth Leigh David
son of Los Angeles.
The age of the young man, who is
square-built, fair-haired and reddish
bearded, was given as 21 years, and that
of the young lady as 19.
He flushed an ingenious flush over all
of his jolly, fresh-looking face that was
visible as he answered the questions put
to him, frequently appealing to a good
looking young man who waa with him,
and who was better posted on American
matrimonial forms than be was.
He was very anxious to know how
soon he must nse the license, and ap
peared greatly relieved when Mr. Kutz,
with a reassuring smile, told him it was
like soma railroad tickets—good until
When the license, properly tran
scribed, was placed in his hands, the
young man and his friend left tbe
clerk's office, Mr. Weber talking earnestly
as if some weight was lifted from his
There ie quite a romance connected
with Mr. Weber, and behind his inno
cent and in reality green-looking exte
rior he conceals all the elements of the
hero of a strange story.
Mr. Weber has been in Los Angeles
since February, and during that brief
time has succeeded in falling in love at
first sight with a charming and decided
ly handsome young lady, Miss Davidson,
who resides with her parents on Mon
treal street, winning her hand, and
starting his guardian post haste from
Copenhagen to prevent tbe marriage, if
Mr. Weber is the youngest son of
Oluf Holger Weber, deceased, of Copen
hagen, who was two or three times a
millionaire at the time of his death, and
one of the most prominent business men
of that city. He left nine children, all
of whom were of age except tbe young
gentleman now in Los Angeles. By his
will he appointed Otho Sally, a leading
lawyer of Copenhagen, as bis son's guar
dian. The children were devised about
$400,000 each, and all bave succeeded to
tbe management of their shares of the
estate, with the exception of this son,
who has been under tbe orders of his
guardian since his father's death, and
will be under the laws of Denmark until
he is 26 years old, unless he gets mar
Young Weber, from his statement of
his treatment by his guardian, has felt
the full weight of the authority of the
astute Mr. Sally. The lawyer no doubt
found the management of the estate a
very nice thing, and aa he saw Weber
approaching hia majority he real.zed
that he would v°* ■* *** —»r
, i„ US di. from the young man's
own admissions be seems to have lived
very extravagantly, and went through
with a large amount of money in a short
time. He was not dissipated in the
sense that he drank, for in this respect
he is very abstemious. But he was fond
of good living, and was exceedingly
openhanded, as could be attested by his
fellow students of Birkeixed university,
some 12 miles from .Copenhagen, on Zee
land island, and the numerous benefici
aries of his bounty after his college
His extravagance gave his guardian
an excuse for thinking him crazy, and
one night when the young man was in
his house two officers suddenly appeared
in hia room. They took him unawares,
put muffs on him and spirited him
away from his home. He was
lodged in a private insane asy
lum, where he was kept
closely confined, and not allowed to com
municate with the outside world. He
had not lived in very close relations with
his brothers and sisters, and they did
not know what had become of him. Ac
cording to bis account of the episode,
his guardian was at the bottom of the
plan for his imprisonment, and that it
was an attempt to render him amenable
to tbe laws of Denmark. By these laws
the estate of a minor who is left with a
guardian remains indefinitely in the
hands of the guardian. Mr. Weber as
serts that it was a cold-blooded scheme
on the part of his guardian to fasten
upon his estate and retain it for a longer
time than would be possible in any
After a terrible experience of six long
weeks in tbe insane asylum, during
which he nearly went crazy in fact from
hie inexplicable situation, he managed
to effect his escape from the place by
making a rope of his sheets and lower
ing himself from the windows of his
prison. Tbat night he walked to Copen
hagen, about twenty miles, and found
refuge at tbe home of a friend, wbo se
creted him for several days.
In the meantime enough was ascer
tained to show the young man and bis
friends tbat he bad such a dangerous
enemy in the person of his guardian
that he come to. the United States. Ow
ing to the curious provisions of the Dan
ish law, it was believed tbat be could
better frustrate any schemes that might
be formed to take advantage of him in
his almost helpless position under the
power exercised by bis guardian, in
Amertca than if he remained in his own
He was assisted in his flight by his
friands and reached New York before
his guardian had become aware of his
escape from tbe insane asylum.
When the latter was apprised of the
arrival of young Weber in America, he
changed his tactics and gave it out tbat
his charge had decided to take a trip
around the world to complete his educa
tion. Weber did go to South America,
and when he arrived at Portland re
mained there several months.
He is not very experienced in thewaya
of the world, and while in Portland be
came the victim of some people there
against whom he now has a $5000 suit
pending. He entered into the practice
of medicine there with a doctor who
seems to have plucked the goose that
laid the golden egg too speedily, because
Weber escaped with a loss of a few
thousand dollars and left his claims in
the hands of attorneys there before
coming to Los Angeles.
When he arrived in this city in Feb
ruary, it was only a few days before he
became acquainted with the young lady
soon to become hie bride. It was a case
of love at firßt Bight, and the course of
true love ran smooth until a few weeks
After his engagement took place Mr.
Weber communicated with hiß guardian
in Copenhagen, announcing tbe fact. As
soon as the letter reached there he re
ceived a cablegram forbidding him to
take any such step.
But by this time the young Dane had
acquired sufficient worldly prudence to
take advice, aud he ascertained that his
marriage would prove the open seasamo
to hiß acquiring control of his estate.
While he would not be of age in Den
mark until he reached 25 years, in this
country the law was different, and a
clause in his father's will allowed the
estate to remain in his guardian's hands
until he was 25, unless be married be
fore that time, when it was to be made
over to him.
But Mr. Sally knew that Mr. Weber is
not yet of age even under the American
law, and cablegrams followed faßter and
faster. Finally, a few days ago Mr.
Weber received a cable message from a
friend in Copenhagen stating that his
guardian had left for America.
, This stirred up the young man to a
sense of his insecurity. He evidently
fears the Copenhagen lawyer, and after
his fiancee had expressed her determina
tion to assist him he provided for con
tingencies by securing a license, and
went into biding to await the arrival of
his guardian. If the latter arrives be
fore he comes of age the young man and
his friends will keep him out of the way
of the lawyer until the day when the
ceremony can be performed and he can
claim a charming bride and a splendid
estate. It is a race now between the
guardian and the few days that remain
before Mr. Weber has reached hia ma
jority under the laws of this country.
After he is once married he can go to
Denmark, and under its laws cannot be
put in an insane asylum without the
consent of hie wife.
A portion of the Weber estate consists
of valuable mines in Greenland which
return a profit oi 33 per cent, and which
are yearly becoming more valuable.
The greater part of the estate, however,
ia in Denmark and includes big blocks of
bank stock, steamship company stocks
and real property. Mr. Weber has ex
pressed hiß desire, if he can arrange his
affairs satisfactorily in Denmark, to
make his home in Los Angeles with his
CHARLIE AND HIS ROPE.
THE KING OF COWBOYS BRAVELY
STOPS A RUNAWAY HORSE.
Mr. Meadows Gives an Unrehearsed Ex
ample of His Skill With a Lariat
and Hie Snperb Horseman
ship by a Gallant Act.
Arizona Charlie, otherwise known as
Charles Meadows, gave an unrehearsed
performance on South Spring street yes
terday, which for excitement fully
equalled anything to be seen in his reg
It was about 1 o'clock in the after
noon, and Arizona Charlie and his band
of Indians and cowboyß were parading
along Spring street to the inspiriting
sounds of drum and trumpet. Suddenly
a horse attached to a buggy belonging to
Llewellyn Bros, took alarm at the noise
and dashed away at a breaknaok rate
down t*m »t»«at. The road was crowded
with men and women watching the pa
rade, and as the frightened animal tore
along tbe crowd scattered on all aides,
several people escaping only just in
' time to prevent beirrg trampled on. .Just
j as the runaway reached Fourth street
an old woman started to cross the street.
She got halfway over when she Heard
the shouts, and looking round the ter
rified woman saw the maddened animal
within a few feet of her. Too scared to
think of getting out of the way, the
woman stood where she was, while those
at hand held their breath and waited for
what appeared to be inevitable.
Charlie lassos the runaway.
Just at that moment Arizoua Charlie
who had seen the runaway and noted
the woman's danger, came along on his
mustang like a lightning Hash, his long
hair streaming in the wind and bis las
so loose in his hand. Sitting firm as a
rock with his eye filed on the frightened
animal in front of him, he waited until
he got within a few feet of his mark,
when out went tbe noose, and before the
excited spectators had time to realize
what, had happened the runaway steed
was lying on his back on the sidewalk,
wondering what had struck him, and
Arizona Charlie had rejoined his troop
and was nonchalantly coiling his lasso.
Officer Singleton told the reporter that
the horse was within six feet of the old
woman when Arizona Charlie threw his
rope. There is no doubt tbat the vet
eran cowboy saved a life by bis quick
THAT WATER WAR.
Six More of the Men Arreited Appear
Six more of the men arreßted on
Thursday by Constable Rogers appeared
yesterday before Justice Bartholomew,
and were released on giving bail to the
amount of $1000 each to appear for ex
amination when called upon. Their
names are J. W. Sherman, Q. Neace, T.
H. Abßbtt, Charles Fisher, A. E. Woll
cott and Joseph Lucas.
The men were arreßted for resisting.
Deputy Sheriffs Martin and Edwards,
who were attempting to aervean injunc
tion on them to prevent the turning of
the Lob Angeles river into a new chan
nel. The alleged offense was committed
on the 27th of last month, and took
place in the old river bed near Twenti
eth streets. Warrants are out for the
arrest of three more of the ringleaders,
who will probably be arraigned Monday.
The charge in each case ia that of resist
ing an officer.
THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
Proceedings of the Bureau of
The Fizzle of the State Exhibit at
the Chicago Fair.
[teiolntlons on tho Irrigation Congress
to Be Held Here—The Sitnatlon
at Chicago Deaoribed by
The regular meeting of the executive
committee of the bureau of information
was held at tbe chamber of commerce at
10 o'clock this morning. There were
present D. Freeman, Los Angelea coun
ty ; G. 0. Welch, tianta Barbara county;
F. A. Miller, San Bernardino county; G.
M. Smith, Ventura county; Hoe-mar P.
McKocn, San Diego county. President
Freeman occupied the chair. C. D. Wil
lard acted as secretary.
The committee on publication reported
tbat very few of the last book remained
and that the new book would not he out
until some time in July. The secretary
was instructed to economize as much as
possible in tbe distribution of tbe few
It was resolved that correspondence
be bad witb tbe proper authorities at
Chicago to ascertain whether it would
be possible to fasten a number of bound
copies of the pamphlets at various
points about tbe California and horti
cultural building for the examination of
The following resolution vote was
offered by unanimous vote:
Whereas, The National Irrigation as
sociation has voted to hold the next
convention in Los Angeles, and the date
has been set for October 10, 1893; and
Whereas, Such a convention, at which
will assemble several hundred men from
the United States and foreign countries
identified with the interest of irrigation
as investors, horticulturists, engineers
and writers, will prove of incalculable
benefit to all of Southern California;
therefore be it
Resolved, Tbat we urge the active and
public spirited people and press of all
Southern California to give this enter
prise their most enthusiastic support.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NOTES.
President Freeman of the chamber re
cently wrote to a friend in Chicago ask
ing hiß candid opinion of the state of
things with regard to tbe California dis
play, and in the answer the following
may be quoted:
"I note all yon say of what the papera
say about the California commission and
the California building. The Califor
nians here now see for themselves that
the California commission has simply
disgraced itself by its incapacity.
"Tbe California building cannot be
completed until along in June, and it
appears tbat the commissioners have
done nothing but permit tbe squander
ing of money. It is really too bad. I
think there were too many rich men in
the commission. Excepting the ex
hibit of fruits California will be beaten
all- around, in mining as well as every
"I think when tbe California building
gets into shape there will be a magnifi
cent exhibit there, but not one person
in a hundred will go into the state
buildings. Wtggias sees this and has
acted accordingly. He has put bis or
anges into-tbe horticultural building and
half a million people bave already seen
tbem. Wiggins is a rustler, and I would
give more for the results of his work
than for those of all the rest put togeth
er. I have not seen a scrap of adver
tising matter yet. I suppose they are
saving that, as many other things, for
the California building."
Dr. LeMovne Wills also writes to Mr.
Freeman as follows:
"As a member of tbe chamber of com
merce, visiting the world's fair, who de
sires that California should have the
best exhibition of her products, espe
cially her citrus fruits, possible at such a
distance, I take the liberty of suggest
ing that you, in your official capacity,
urge by publication in the papers that
only the choicest and soundest oranges
and lemons be sent to Cbicago. The
Florida exhibit is good, but fruit old and
spoiling, and I consider tbat California
will have a great opportunity, if the
growers who are getting scarcely any
thing for their best fruit will send and
keep sending their best fruit here. Mr.
Wiggins told me he was not receiving
average fruit and much of it was soft
and spoiling. This advice may be su
perfluous, but is written you for the good
of our southern country. Great credit
is due to Mr. C. M. Wells and Mr. Wig
gins and the other Southern California
gentlemen for their clever selection of
space for the Southern California exhibit
in Horticultural hall, whereby California
has her citrus columns at cither end,
so overshadows the Illinois and Mich
igan cold storage apples, not well-pla
carded, tbat the average visitor, dazed
by the countless golden oranges from
Faßadena at one end to San Diego at the
other, thinks the whole exhibit from
California. The California building is
not done, but rapidly being finished.
Southern California has a better chance
in horticultural hall, and it would pay
the orange men to keep their oranges as
long as possible and keep sending tbe
best and finest throughout the summer.
If apples can be kept in such perfect
condition, why cannot oranges be sent
here and kept in cold storage until
needed to replace those in columns. It
will pay our section to spend money in
this way. lam not an orange sharp,
nor am I inte-eeted in orange growing,
but what benefits one in our glorious
and favored section, benefits all."
An Italian Kinbaeay.
Washinoton, May 26. — Secretary
Gresham has received official notice of
tbe purpose of the Italian government to
raise its diplomatic representative at
Washington to the grade of embassador.
It is presumed the present Italian min
ister, Baron Fava, will succeed to the
new office. Our minister to Italy will
now be made an embassador.
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.—No Ammonia; No Alum.
Used in Millions of Homes'— 40 Years the Standard.
She is right.
The thrifty housewife cleaves to all
Good things that are allowed her,
And in this 4 land of lands' she cleaves
To Cleveland's baking powder.
The Plumbing Inspector Presented With
a Horse and Buggy.
A neat presentation took place in front
of the city hall yesterday afternoon at 2
o'clock. A handsome horse and buggy
was presented to James Cusick, city
plumbing inspector, by many of hiß
friends and the members of the old ex
empt firemen, both in this city and San
The presentation waa made by J. C.
McMencmy who, in r few well chosen
words, conveyed to Mr. Cusick the gift,
as a slight testimonial of esteem and
friendship from hia many friends in
California. Mr. Cueick was entirely un
prepared for such an exhibition of
friendship towards him, but he grace
fully accepted the gift and feelingly
thanked tho donnere.
The horse is a very handsome animal
of a dark bay color, and the buggy is
one of Hainee' best star spring make.
Its body is black, with cardinal wheels
striped with gold.
Mr. Cusick's search after defective
drainage will now be more relentless
than ever before, and citizens can reßt
assured that his department of thecity'e
service will be, if possible, more vigor
ously looked after. The following are
the names of those who were interested
in the present: Robert Rudolph, Louis
Schools, J. C. McMenomy, Frank
Henbsch, John Mackels, Robert Martin,
Theo. Summerland, J. Orimminge,
Captain Barrett, H. J. Hutchinson, J.
Snyder, C. T. Paul, Mike Carran, chief
fire department, Mr. McMahon, first as
sistant fire department, J. Griffin, J.
Otrin and others.
THE HUSBAND WAS ALIVE
MRS. BRANNAN MEETS HER SUP-
POSED DEAD CONSORT.
A Romance Bronght to Light Yesterday
In the Divorce Courts—A Wife
Who Found Hereelf an In
A very pretty young woman waß in
Judge Van Dyke's court yesterday, and
her testimony brought to light as queer
a romance as one can imagine.
She was suing for a divorce under the
name of Mrs. Marie V. de Brannan from
John J. Brannan, who was characterized
as a gambler.
But while this ia the name by which
the lady appeared in court, her name
outside the classic walls of the court
house is Mrs. Herman, and she is the
possessor of four pretty children, who
call John L. Herman of San Pedro
The story which has caused this
strange mixture of marital responsibili
ties began in 1885, when Mrs. Herman,
then Miss Mary L. Gaston, married John
J. Brannan. They did not live long to
gether. In the course of a few months
Brannan deserted his wife. She waited
for him to come back, but he never did,
and when the statutory time expired Hhe
began divorce proceedings against him.
Before tbe case came to trial Bhe was
informed tbat her husband had been
killed in an accident at San Diego. Be
lieving the news to be true, Mre. Bran
nan discontinued the divorce suit, aud
after several months had passed married
John L. Herman.
They lived very happily at San Pedro
and as time went on four children came
to their home.- It was not upon the
cards in their domestic horoscope tbat
anything beyond tbe peace of a quiet
home was to be their lot as they went
But from thiß pleasant outlook they
were rudely awakened a few days ago.
Mrs. Herman was in Los Angeles last
Monday and while walking aiong Spring
street came face to face with her former
husband whom she thought was dead.
The surprise was tremendous and the
lady was bo bewildered for a time that
she did not know what to do.
It was very evident that if Brannan
was alive that sbe.was an innocent big
amist and was not Mrs. Herman. After
consultation with an attorney it was de
cided to reopen the old divorce suit and
application waa made to Judge Van
The case was taken up where it had
been dropped in 1887, aud after a iull
examination of the circumstances.
Judge Van Dyke granted a decree, be
ing convinced of the belief of Mrs. Her
man in the death of her first husband.
Shortly after the decree wag oigned a
licenso was procured, and Mr. and Mrs.
Herman were married over again by
They left for their borne at San Podro
in the afternoon, and from being the
principals in a most unusual romance,
will no doubt relapee into tbeir old
peaceful life with the skeleton in thoir
closet effectually buried.
THEY MAY WEO.
Marriage Licenses Which Were Xssaed
Marriage licenses were issued yester
day to the following persons:
Deaire Grand, aged 27, and Marie Od
dous, aged 21, both natives of France
and residents of Los Angeles.
John L. Herman, aced 33, a native of
Massachusetts, and Mary L. Gaston,
24, a native of California, both residents
of San Pedro.
E. Hayes, aged 26, a native of New
York, and A. L. Lugo, aged 26, a native
of California, both residents of Los An
THE JUSTICE COURTS.
Minor Cages Which Were Acted Upon
Ah Hung, Ah Sue, Hop Lee and Wong
Jung were arraigned before Justice Sea
man yesterday. They are the four Chi
nese wbo were arrested on Friday night
for being concerned in a shooting affray,
a full account of whioh was given in yes
terday's issue of this paper.
Ah Hung filed a complaint charging
Ah Sue and Hop Lttv with assault to
commit murder, justice Seaman fixed
the examination for J one Ist and ad
mitted Wong Sue, tbe man assaulted, to
bail in tbe Bum of $109. Wong Jung
was discharged from custody, there be
ing no complaint against him.
Thomas Pierre waa arraigned before
Justice Seaman yesterday on a charge of
obtaining money under false pretences.
David Valentine, tbe complaining wit
ness, alleges tbat Pierre went to tha
agents of the Los Angeles Terminal
road, and represented to them that ha
was authorized to draw the sum of $18.50
from the company, money due to Valen
tine. Pierre pleaded not guilty, and
time was allowed his attorney in which
to file a demurrer to the complaint.
Richard Ryan, a well known charac
ter, was given 30 days "straight" for
vagrancy by Justice Seaman. Ryan
imprudently solicited alms from a police
officer who arreßted him.
The hearing of the case against G. P.
McLain was continued until Friday.
Mr. McDain is charged with committing
the offence of battery against S. W.
Campbell on May 15th.
Detective Benson tiled a complaint
yesterday in Justice Seamans court,
charging John Nelson with petty lar
ceny. Nelson is said to have stolen a
set of lightning screw plates, valued at
$25, the property of F. Lambert, on May
COPS VS. MILITIA.
The Shooting Content Arranged tof
The shooting contest between the po
lice team and the challenging team from
Company A, N. G. C, has been arranged
to take place next Tuesday afternoon,
the 30th inatant, at 2 o'clock. It will
be over the Downey avenue range.
Tbe following are the names of Com
pany A's team: Lieut. Henry Steere,
First Sergt. H. 0. Miles, Quartmaster
Sergt. W. Clarke, Corporal D. Clarke,
Corporal F. B. Haven, Privates J. S.
McCroq, G. B. McOlean and A. W.
Splittßtoeeaer; Privare K. W. Potts, al
Both teams are practicing every day
and the contest is creating much inter
est amonget their friends.
Each team has strong backers and
there ia much friendly rivalry amongst
the adherents of each. The boys are
I quite reticent about tbeir respective
practice scores and there will be pretty
1 lively betting by the time the day of the
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