Newspaper Page Text
WHAT DO THOSE CURTAINS HIDE?
Another Board of Education Sensation Sprung. Some Financial Transactions That Require Explanation, City Auditor Taalc'e Letter to the Board Returning a Bill and (living Seme Startling Reasons. f A sensation regarding the city board of education was developed yesterday, and the names of two business men ol this city are all that is lacking to com plete the story. If the evidence secured can be fully aubstantlated, it will show how the city was deprived of (49 through the supply committee of the board of education. TUB WINDOW CURTAINS ORDERED. Tbe etory dates back to tbe 11th inst., when J. C. Piatt, chairman oi the gup ply comn.ittee, ordered tho purchasing ol 70 window curtains from the Southern California Furniture company for the Hellman-tlreet school. The pfice aßked ior the material was (112. THE BILL PASSED. At the last meeting of the board of education'tbe bill was allowed When it was presented to tbe city auditor for approval, be declined to act upon it. AUDITOB TEALE'S STORY. Yesterday the auditor sent the follow ing to the hoard of education: To tho Honorable Board of Education of the C ity of Cos Angeles: Uuntlemun: Herewith I return the demands of the Southern California Furniture company, amounting to (217.45, without my appioval, for (he following reasons: First—Tbe bill is approved by tho sup ply committee for (214.70, and by tbe board for (217.45. Second —There is an item in the above bill for 70 window shades for tbe Hell man streetschool at (1.00 each, amount ing to (112. Those shades can be bought in tho city for (65. Third—A certain business man who bas supplied the schools with merchan dise approached a certain dealer on South Broadway and asked tbe price of 70 shades for the Hellman-etreet school. He gave him a price of (03. The busi ness mun heretofore mentioned proposed to the curtain dealer that be put in the bill to tbe city for (112, aud when col lected give him a rebate of (49, on the ground tbat nobody would notice the amount, as he had a friend, a member of the board of education, who would see it was all right. The curtain dealer deolined to enter into such a transaction and immediately informed me. The total retail price of such shades only (1.25 each. A certain meuiherof tbe board had priced them. I do not see bow he could have over looked this amount when it passed the board. I decline to audit the above bill until it is reduced to a reasonable amount. Very respectfully, Fbkd H. Tealb, City Auditor. MR. MILKS* STATEMENT. Tbe curtain dealer mentioned in tbe auditor's communication were found to be Messrs. Hiles & Sogno, 211 South Broadway. Mr. Hiles was seen by a Herald re porter last evening. He substantiated tbe auditor's statements in detail. As to the identity of the men—there were two of them instead of one, as the aud itor says—Mr. Hiles would not disclope anything. He said that within tv few days tbe names of the men who made tbe proposition to cheat the city out of (49 would be made known to tbe proper authorities. He intimated that there was more back of tbe affair, but could not be induced to divulge anything else. MR. PI,ATT SURPRISED. Mr. J. 0. PUtt, chairman of the sup ply committee, was seen regarding the auditor's action in the matter. He was greatly surprised on hearing it and em phatically declared that he had any connection with any such affairs as mentioned by tbe auditor. The window curtain bad been ordered in the nsnal way by the board. Mr. Piatt explained that the clerical error mentioned at the beginning of tha auditor's statement was probably due to his inadvertency, but he disclaimed all knowledgo of any "shady" on illegal transactions. He said be was entirely ignorant of tho af fair and knew nothing of the two busi ness men who had made the proposal to Messrs. Hiles & Sogno. Mr. Piatt said tbat he ordered the nurtaino from the Southern California Furniture company, but ne price was mentioned to bim. The curtains were of an odd size, being 3sf>, and had to be made to order, which would necessitate a slight extra cost. The company from whom the purchase was made took all measurements and put up all the cur tain?. MI, STEIN WANTS THOSE TWO MEN. F. VV. Stein, another member of the supply committee, was told of the audit or's action. He, too, was surprised at the news and expressed a desire to learn Wihoihetuen are who wished the *S;i rebate on the purchase of the window curtains. He was unable to throw any light upon the mysterious case. Mil- IIII.USOTON's STATEMENT. Mr. T. Billiogton, manager of tbe Botitbean California Furniture company, irom whom tbe curtains were purchased, stated last evening that he had always sold such curtains as were sold t be board at $1.(30 eacn. He did uot know how any Qrm < ' I them utsl.2sorsell a lot of 70 for a fraction over 02 cents each. that other firms had given theft; (Vans on such curtains, but h cou d m i sell them for such prices. Mr. lilili <ton said that he had no km ything wrong in con nection . Ihe purchase, as be Bold the go Mi Piatt. None other than members of the board had evor parch* >>'d any thing from tbe company ior the schoulf, (mid Mr. llilliugtou. rim j'wo men. An ineffectual attempt was mode last night to discover the identity of tbe two men wh < made : ) illegal proposition to Messrs. Hiles & Soguo. It is thought they y uade known within a very short time. Until these men are known there will be nq due us to whether the rumor is true that the supply committee, or some jof its m n iere, agreed with them to fleece the city out of money through the manner indicated. Tho matter created no little talk around the city hall yesterday. It cer tainly calls for an investigation. The members of the supply committee are Messrs. Piatt, Stein and W. H. Bushier. Tbe members of the finance commit tee, through whose hands the bill must have gone are Messrs. Patty, Piatt and Wills. STEPS DOWN AND OUT. San Iternardlno Closes Ite Kshlblt at the Chamber of Commerce. The board of supervisors of San Ber nardino, with a lack of business sense, bas decided to discontinue its exhibit tablo st the chamber of commerce. The space vacated will probably be taken by Riverside county, which will maintain an exhibit worthy the name. The Sau Bernardino exhibit has been in the chamber for about a year and a half. Their recent decision in discon tinuing tbe exhibit is the second within that time. The table bas long been tbo poorest kept aud most neglected in the hall. Almost from the start the San Bernar dino people cut loose and left it to shift for itself. For some time the Redlauds people contributed all that was ever re ceived, but finally they became disgust ed with maintaining the whole show, so followed the lead of the rest rf the county. Since that time the table bas bad to'be supplied with odds aud ends from the general receipts of Ihe cham ber, aud hae presented a woe-begone appearance generally. About six months ago tbe supervisors of San Bernardino county wrote an nouncing tbeii intention of discontinu ing the table. Tbey were written in reply and told that the best manner to maintain the exhibit was to appoint a man to go about the county and get contributions in order to keep the dis play presentable. He could do all the work in two days, and should be paid about (10 a mouth. The supervisors thought well of tbe suggestion and announced tbat they had employed a man, and withdrew their remarks about discontinuing their ex hibit. Tbe change, however, did not help matters. Things went along in tbe same old way, until recently the San Bernardino supervisors aaid that, as there was nobody in tbe county wbo was able to attend to tbe exhibit, it would be discontinued. There was no further suggestion offered in reply to this 1 act. announcement of the county fathers and the more progressive River eiders will etep in when their mother county steps out. The following contributions were re ceived at the chamber of commerce yesterday : Sweet potatoes weighing 12 pounds, from T. L. Halloway, Whittier, Cal.; orangee, lemons, pears, apples and quinces, from H. R. Smith, South Los Angeles; Keleey plums and Salway peaches, from Mark Brimble, Covina, late smock peaches, from C. W. A. Rut ledge, Mentone; broom straw, from S. D. Newblll, Toluca. Among tbe foreign visitors who have left their cards at the chamber of com merce are Comte. Alfredo de Fras Slneto of Florence, Italy, and ISarone Uiovunnl de Riseis cf Naplss. MISS DAISY AINSWORTH. She Will Christen tbe B'g Battleship Oregon Next Month. Ob October 20th, tbe battleship Oregon will be launched, and, as it is customary on such occasions, tbe ship will be christened by a young woman breaking a bottle of champagne on tbe prow. That young lady will be Mies Daisy Ainsworlh of Kueeiawn, the country place of the Ainsworths, a few miles oat of Oakland, says the Sau Fraooiseo Ex aminer, liut st heart Sbe'ls ait Oregon girl, born in the Webfoot. state and bar ing the largest of her lajmily's*sn«ncial interests centered theri, *Bhe is the daughter cf Captain' 3. 0. Ainswjorth, known in Oakland and Sao Francisco as a banker and n capitalist, in Hedondo as tbe maker of the place and in Oregon aB a promoter of some of the state's most important enterprises. Mies Ainsworth herself is a charming brunette personally, a belle in tbe loci ety of three cities and a benediction in the hovels oi hundreds of the poor. She wae born in Oregon 25 years ago and came to Oakland with her father when he transferred many of bis business in terests to California something like a dozen years ago. In tbo matter of en tertaining Miss Ainsworth has been an acknowledged leader in Oakland society ever since Iter debut. But Portland and Oregon have ever had a claim upon her and in the midst of her social triumphs sbe has continually declared "I am an Oregon girl." So ber selection by Gov ernor Pennoyer to name the battleship may be considered au appropriate one. CNCOKSCIOUS OF THE HONOB. Miss Ainsworth is entirely uncon scious of the honor conferred upou her. by tbe irascible governor of her native state, as she is now on her way to the world's fair with a party chaperoned by Mrs. Oreatos Fierce of Oakland. But sbe will return before the christening day, and will undoubtedly accept the position of sponsor for the ship which is expected to deal destruction round whenever an enemy shall approach the shores of Oregon. On tha day of the launching Miss Ainsworth i» to have placed at her dis posal by the Union Iron works a com modious tng, which will convey herself and invited guests to tbe scene of the launching aud afterwards take tbem on a tour of the bay. CHINAMEN ON THE MOVE. Judge Bon Contlnoea the Work of Deportation. The work of deporting Chinamen went merrily on yesterday. A number of highbinders, who for some considerable time have ruled Chinatown, were tried and convicted by Judge Ross, a severe reproof being given by the court to the attorneys for tfasß defense, on account of some of the testimony adduced during tbe proceedings. ' A number of Chinese were called who testified to the defendants being drug merchants. Tbey had already been proved to be gamblers and lottery agents, and Judge Ross evinced his displeasure in strong terms. Ia future Marshal Card will take his prisoners to San Francisco by the car load, instead of taking a few at a time. Tbe marshal expt cts to have the re quired number within a short time. "Thank You." Is what Mrs. Paisley of Newburgh, N. V., al ways says to Hood's Sarsaparllla. It cured her of a severe case of scrofula and eczema, and she has reason to be grateful. II you are bilious take Hood's Pills. Wall Paper at Cost. White back 5 sent! a roll, gold paper 10 rents a roll. Labor bfllow coat—we charge 10 oenrs a rod and employ uniou workmen at ir> tents a roll. Thin is yonr chance io save money. F.J. Bauer, 237 South Spring street. Have BiEcrtiM's Pills always in the house hold, LOS ANGELES HERALD* THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 28, 1893. CARR FOUND GUILTY. A VERY CUHIOU3 CASE OF FOIKBT PICKING. W. F. White Relieved of a Ten Dollar Bill While Aalarp-Cnrr Coolly Operates In a Restaurant. A Thin De rente. John A. Carr, a young man accused of picking W. F. White's pocket of (10, had his trial yesterday in Judge Shaw's court, and failed to establish any reason able doubt of his guilt in the minds of tbe jury. The occurrence wns in August last, in Jack's saloon, on First street, between Main and Los Angeles streets, and the guilt of the defendant wae established principally by the clear statements of Mr. White and Officer Ed Smith. Mr. White was formerly in the livery business in Los Angeles, but for a year and a half has been at Redlande. He came to the city" on business, and on the night of the Gth of August was up with a rick friend until between 2 and 3 o'clock, when he went to Jack's restau rant to get something to eat. lie testi fied tbat be bad a light lunch, when he felt sleepy and asked permission of the man in charge to. take a nap in his chair. Permission being given, Mr. White fell asleep. Before be went to sleep Carr and another man came in tbe restaurant and went out again. Mr. White, still sleeping, became conscious enough to realize that some one was fumbling in his breast pocket. He tried to rouse up, but wai not awake enough todo so immediately. He felt bis pock et book returned to the pocket, and waked up. Carr was sitting at the opposite side of his table. He drew out his pocket book and found tbat a (10 bank note, all he bad in it, was gone. Just .then Carr spoke up and asked him what waa the matter, if he bad lost anything? White did not reply and Carr asked him ■the second time, when be told him that it was not any of bis business, and not to speak to him until he was addressed. He then informed the manager that he bad lost (10, and as no one else was in the restaurant but himself and Carr, it lay between them. The manager told him he bad better investigate the matter, and White said that he would attend to that. He went out, found Officer Ed i-toi th and returned to tbe restaurant. The officer asked the manager, Rue ten, if he had taken the money, and be replied that he had not. He then asked Carr, who denied having taken it, and said any man who said he did lied. Tbe officer asked White if he might not be mistaken, aad had Rusten sweep out, under the table. Nothing came oat Cut' a peach stone. Carr pulled out a gold piece and some silver, laid tbem on a table, and said that was all he bad; that he had no paper money, and wanted to be search ed. He held out bis arms, his hat in one hand. Noticing something con cealed in the fingers of the hand which held the bat, Rusten asked him what was in his hand. He turned the band and allowed something to fall to the floor, at tbe same time trying to put bis foot on it. Officer Smith shoved him back and picked up the missing (10 bill. He then took the innocent Mr. Carr to tbe police station, the latter saying to the officer that he thought bimeelf very foxy. Smith replied that he was foxy enough for his kind. When it came to the defense, after several character witnesses had been in troduced, who gave Carr a good reputa tion, he went on the stand. His state ment did not differ from that of Mr. White until he reached the discovery of the Dill, when be claimed tbat it v. as swept from under the table, and he Eicked it up. He thought be would aye some fun with Mr. White, and concealed it in his band, while be pulled out his gold and silver money and asked, "Is that your money ?" The story was exceedingly diaphanous, and was so recognized. The case was submitted to tbo jury, and tbey were out some time, when they found a ver dict of guilty as oharged. BRAVE CHARLIE BOY. lie Haves tha California Building at Chicago. A letter has been received from Mr. Frank Wiggins which sets at rent any alarm that might have been felt over tbs fire in the California state building at tbe world's fair. He states that the fire originated from some unknown cause and caught tbe pampas plumes used in decorating the woman's booth. It spread along the window frame of the building, burning the cloths and plumes which had been used in decoration. Tbe only damage done was to tbe ad vertising matter over tbe San Diego booth. The fire was soon extinguished. Charlie Wilson, one of Mr. Wiggins' youthful assistants, wae overcome by the smoke while trying to quench the flames without the assistance of water. Charlie, however, was soon revived and at last accounts was doing Very well. Mr. Wiggins*further states that he has given a letter ol introduction to M. Daniel Galovneon of the Russian en gineer corps and who will be Los Ange les shortly. a The Russian will attend the irrigation congress, and is now in America looking into the systems with a view to adopt ing or improving upon them in the land of Tzar. He is evidently the person re ferred to in the communication from the state department, which follows: Alvey A. Adeo, acting secretary of state, writes tbat a dispatch has been re ceived from the legation at St. Peters burg, reporting that tbe Russian gov ernment will send one of its officials, now in Chicago, as delegate to tbe inter national irrigation congress. CRAIG'S ARRAIGNMENT. An .Enterprising Youth Charged with Stealing Pauses. George Craig, charged with forgery, was arraigned before Justice Austin yes terday. Last June Craig went to Hancock Banning and stated tbat be wished to hire a boat to take a lodge meeting to Avalon. While Mr. Banning's atten tion wat diverted momentarily Craig, it is charged, stole a book of passes. These passes he is said to have signed with Mr. Banning's name and afterward sold. He also, it is claimed, forged the earns gentleman's name to a check on the First National bank for $500. Not content with these achievements be obtained goods from Gerson Bros., they claim, by means of false represen tations, afterward skipping out. Sheriff Cline arrested Craig five days ago in San Francisco. No date wat eet for examination, the arraignment being continued until to day. THE CATHOLIC FAIR. Pretty Girls, Klaborate Deooratlons and Soce.ssfnl Commencement. The fair for the completion of the East Los Angeles Catholic church com menced last evening. The attendance was all that could be desired. Quite a number of beautifully costumed young ladies promenaded tbe hall aud seemed to attract the attention of their young admirers. On entering tbe hall, on tbe corner of Downey avenue and Chestnut street, one scarcely knows which to admire most, the beautiful faces of the young ladies or the elaborate decoration of the booths. On entering, to tbe left is the hat stand, where Misses Crawley, Burns and Harrington courteously request you to locate your belongings and invite yon to take chances on a beautiful silver tea eet. Adjacent to this booth is the candy booth, where those wbo feel like enjoy ing the sweet things of life are invited to do so by Mine. Cohn, Viriau, Con nors and Mlse Connors. The hat stand is Japanese style, the booth adjoining is artistically decorated and attracts tbe attention of those who have an eye for tbe benutiful. Next on tbe line is the domestic booth, presided over by Mrs. Hanley, assisted by Mmea. Simpson, O'Reilly, tbe Misses Cook, Miss Helena Griffin and Mies Jenkins. Moving on, one meeta the liah pond, where the "catch" brings special delight to tbe young folks, who receive balls and dolls and other articles which they desire. The prize wheel booth, presided over by Mrs. Barrett, assisted by Miss Grif fin, tbe Misses Alice and Agnes Barrett and Mrs. McCafferty, contains numbers of articles which are specially inviting and which almost fores ene to try bis luck. Here, too, one can have bia for tune told, and tbe proficiency of the for tune teller extorts the admiration of tho,e who desire to learn of their past or future. Next in order is the clients of Mary booth, presided over by Miss Adams, assisted by Misses K. M. Dunn, M. Byrnes, A. Serbert, D. Dockstater* M. Grotzlnger, A. Godfrey, E. Ford, M. Mandis, L. O'Regan, E. Lessier, C.Toal, A. Mohan, K. Green, M. Brady. Tbe clients' booth is a fancy booth. Various fancy articles attract one's attention, and the decorations betoken excellent taste. The young ladies are determined to please those who patronize tbem, and seem determined to make tbe fair a suc cess. Adjoining the clients' booth is tbe paper booth, of which Mrs. Chalmers is in charge. The booth is one of the most artistic in the hall. All the decorations are of paper of variegated colors, and produce quite an artistic effect. At the phonograph the young people enjoy themselves, and among other things they hear the opening address by Father Harnett, the pastor cf the Sacred Heart church. To the right aa one enters the hall is tbe soda fountain. Of this booth, Gothic in style, Miss A. Brossart is in charge, assisted by Miss Nitch and Miss Kingsley. Cooling beverages so neces sary in a crowded hall are here dis pensed by willing hands. Sweet words render the draughts palatable, and pleasing countenances attract a crowd. Further on Is a fancy booth. The lady In charge is Mrs. Shorp. She is assisted by Misses Vignes, Clarke, Cook, Underwood, Cahill and Marcellue. The decorations of this as well as of almost all tbe other booths betoken a rare taste for artistic effect. The articles to bo raffled include such as a thorough bred mare, a gentleman's gold watch, a silver pitcher, and other articles too numerous to mention. In tbe A. O. U. W. Hall are tbe ice cream and lunch tables. Tbe former is in charge of Mrs. Meamer, assisted by Mr*. Armstrong, Mrs, Connors, Mrs. Lesage and Mist M. Connors. Here those who feel tbe beat of an overcrowd ed hall can cool off and prepare for an attack from the young ladies who solicit patronage. The latter is in charge of Mrs. Straub, assisted by Meßdames Leonard, Birmingham, Vignea and Han lon. Lunch is served daily from 11 to 2 o'clock. Several contests have been already started. A beautiful lamp ia to be awarded to tbe moat popular dry goods etore. The stores already on the board are: The Boaton atore, Peoplee, Shew arda, Coulters, Halee, Wineburga, Lappa, Villa de Parie and Linen stores. The contest promises to be lively, as the young ladies representing the different houses work very energetically. An other contest also promises to be lively, tbat for tbe most popular young lady. Those on the board are Miss Crowley, Miss Vignes and Miss Grotzgloger. From present indications tbe fair will be a success, and doubtiesa tbe energy displayed deserves it. Tomorrow's programme includes a recitation, by Mies Joaie Sepulveda; a Spanieb song, by Miss Ethel Martigjaz; a tableau, "Night and Morning," by M. Kingsley and A. Brossart; a duet, by Misses Vignes and Clarke. The Woman's Political Party- Editors Herald: At a meeting of the Woman's Political party, Tuesday afternoon, the subject under discussion was organization, and will be continued at tbe next meeting two weeks hence. Mrs, Mary White of San Diego opened tbe discussion with an able 20 minutes speech. The object of discussing such subjects is to educate those interested, along the lines leading to s-tuto and national organization. The spirit mani fested indicated tbat this new move ment baa tbe eupport of all thinking, progressive people of our fair city and elsewhere. A wave of congratulation comes pouring in. The newspaper fraternity express in many wayß their brotherly love. Much do we regret that we are not able to furnish tbe press with better communications. The meeting was full of interest, many gentlemen being pieeent, three entering heartily into the discussion and favor ing the movement. The Woman's Suf frage club will convene October 2nd. It was voted tbat tbe Woman's political party attend in a body at the club's first fall session. Tbe following dele gates, Meßdames White, Salyer and Poates, were elected to attend the Woman's parliament October 10th. Mas Ursula Poates, Cor. Second. GS^Powdef. Tb«e only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.—No Ammonia; No Aluri. iJsed in Millions of Homes— 40 Years the Standard. THE BURLY SERGEANT. THP! CASE AGAINST JEFFERIES DISMISSED BY JUDGE AUSTIN. Air. Cyras Flak, Editor of tho Farmer and Labor Kevlew. l ulls to Sus tain III) Charge—Tho Kvl denoe in the Case. After several postponements the charge of battery against Police Ser geant W. T. Jefferies was heard by Jus tice Austin yesterday. Tbe complaining witness was a Mr. Cyrus Fisk, the editor of the Farmer and Labor Review. The alleged assault grew out of a dis turbance caused by some friends of Mr. Fisk wbo were arrested three weeks ago and convicted of disturbing the peace. Mr. Fisk went upon the witness stand and testified tbat on the day in question be was riding his bicycle down Second Btreet when his attention was drawn to Sergeant JeiTeriee, who was in the act of arresting five men who were employing their time parading the streets with banners. The witness asked the sergeant what tbe charge was against the men and was told to mind bis own business. The witness followed tbe crowd to tbe police station and was prevented from entering tbe door by Sergeant Jefferies. He eventually got inside, but was thrown out by the sergeant. Mr. Fisk then was cross-examined by C. C. Stevene, the attorney for tbe de fense, who elicited from the witness the fact tbat jie bad entered the station against the express order of the ser geant in charge. The complaining wit ness also acknowledged having told the sergeant be would give him an opportu nity to arrest him before reaching tbe police station. Several witnesses testified to tbe fact that no unnecessary force was used to eject Mr. Fisk, and also swore tbat tbe complainant created considerable dis turbance by his intrusion into the police station. ( The attorney for tbe prosecution fol lowed with an argument, at the conclu sion of which Attorney C. 0. Stevens rose for the defense, but before he could begin Justice Austin stopped him with the remark tbat any further remarks were unnecessary. He was convinced tbat Mr. Fisk had no business intruding himself upon the private business of the jail, and ought to have gone when ordered, failing that, Sergeant Jefferies bad alperfect right to eject him. There had been no offense committed and he therefore would dis miss the case. Justice Austin's decision was univer sally commended by those present, it being a well known fact tbat the police station is not a public building in tbe sense of the word as being free to all tbe curious. It is a standing rule that no ontaiders are allowed inaide when pris oners are being booked and searched. MINOR CASES. Mrs. Francis Murphy looked decidedly dishevelled when she appeared in Jus tice Austin's court yesterday. Her hair resembled the proverbial "last year's bird's nest," and her gown with diffi culty kept its correct position. Mrs. Murphy is a chronic drunk, and appears in court on an average once a week. - Yesterday she sat on tbe Bteps at the ieet oi Justice Austin and swore she never, never, never would do it again. Mrs. Murphy, has vowed the same thing before, and Justice Austin gave her 10 days "straight." > J. M. Carter, tbe tough who broke a man's jaw in a fight at the notorious Chicago saloon three weeks ago, ap peared for sentence yesterday, and was ordered to spend tbe next 75 days in the company of the ohain gang, Charles Audlum was fined $5 yester day by Justice Austin for battery. Audlum was charged by Officer Mersch with the offence charged, the victim be ing a brother of the accused. John Audlum is a half-witted boy who, as exclusively reported in the Her ald, was found by Officer Merscb asleep on his mother's grave in the Catholic cemetery. Mersch resides near tbe residence oc cupied by the Audlum family, and tak ing pity on the balf-witted boy, rescued him from his father and brother, wbo, Merscb stated, habitually ill-treated him, and took him to his own bouse. The other day tbe brother, it is al leged, found John near Mersch's store and forced him to return borne, at tbe same time beating the unfortunate youth. Mersch was informed of tbe oc currence and going to tbe Audlum house again rescued tbe boy and took him away. The defendant swore tbat his brother waa treated well, and denied the whple affair, but his manner on tbe witness stand, together with the witnesses who testified to the treatment to which the boy has been subjected, secured a con viction. Unhealthy for Mongolians. Tbe Chinamen are beginning to be lieve tbat the climate of Cahuenga, while beneficial and salubrious for a white man, is extremely unhealthy for a Mongolian. The pagans who formerly resided in the foothills are therefore seeking pas tures new. They have realized tbat the Farmers' Protective association mean business in its truest sense and have come to the conclusion that if they at tempt to sojourn where the melons grow that it meaus an involuntary trip to the flowery kingdom. "Dollars to doughnuts" would be a safe bet tbat a Chinaman will not ven ture near Cahuenga, either as a farmer or laborer, for at least a year to come. Tbey know what is in store for them if they try it on and John is usually wily enough to Bee where his interests are located. The effect of the crusade made by the farmers is already being seen. Several new houses are now in the course of construction and a number of desirable citizenß have moved into the district and tbe indications are tbat a large number will follow. THE CROPS. Tbo Weather Bureau's Report or Their Condition. Observer George £. Franklin of tbe local weather bureau furnishes the following report of the condition of the crops in the places mentioned, for the week ending the 25th instant: No material change occurred in tbe weather during the past week as com pared with tbe conditions which have prevailed for the past several weeks. Tbe temperature ranged below tbe aver ages, tbe nights were damp, chilly and generally cloudy or foggy; tbe days were mostly clear with considerable sunshine, tbougb not enough so to offset the cool nights. The unusually cool weather in Southern California bas retarded tbe ripening of raisin grapes to such an ex tent that picking is from a week to 10 days later than usual in the raisin pro ducing sections. Not much has been dons in tbe way of picking in tbe north ern districts, but all are in readiness for the work just as Boon as the grapes are. Raisin making has begun in the south ern sections quite actively with the promise of a large crop should the weather prove favorable. Exchanges state that the crop of ex port brewing barley was tbe largeat ever known. VENTURA COUNTY. Bar dad ale—The nights were quite cool and the days often cloudy, giving indi cations of rain. The crop conditions remain favorable; late potatoes look very well. LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Baßadena —Cool weather continues. Grapes are being picked and dried. The walnut crop is nearly ready to gather. Much land will be planted to deciduous fruits after tbe first rains. Duarte—The nigbts were cool and damp, and the days warm and pleasant, conditions favorable for growing fruits but bad for drying, which continues on late peaches and prunes. Covina—The weather was slightly warmer, without fogs. The prune crop is turning out better than expected. Artesia—The grape crop promises to be large, and picking has begun. Compton—Threshing is about over,and the outfits are being laid up. SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY. Ontario—The weather was warm and clear and favorable for drying fruits. Tbe cannery will close tbis season's rnn tbis week. RIVERSIDE COUNTY. Riverside—The weather has been so cool of late that grapes are not ripening as fast as desired. SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Escondido—Grape picking and raisin curing began Wednesday in the Wool ridge vineyards; on Monday a force will be put to work in tbe company's vine yard. There is a fine crop of grapes and if the weather be favorable an ex cellent quality of raisins will be pro duced. Bernardo—Raisin pickers are busy this week. San Diego city—Cold nights, heavy dews and some cloudy weather retarded raisin curing; tbe days were very cool also. Fresh fruits are plentiful. My g sQ.row A case it will tJoT^cußsTr^ Anngreeable Laxative and NERVE TONIC. Sold by Druggists or sent by malL 25c.. 50a, and 81-00 per package. Samplesefree. jart% VafSi The Favorite TOOTS POWDSB Wk\f 11. V# for tho Teeth and Breath,2so. Sold by C. F. Helnzeman, 222 N. Main st, GRATEFUL— COMFORTING. EPPS'S COCOA. BREAKFAST "By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well selected Cocoa, Mr. Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavored beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judi cious nse of such articles of diet that a consUtu tion may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist evorj tendency to dfsease. Hun dreds of subtle maladies are floating around ua ready to attack wherever there is a weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping onrselves well fortified with 'pure blood aud a properly nourished frame. Service Ga zette. Made simply with boiling water or milk. Bold only in hall-pound tins, by grocers, labeled thus: sTAMKS BFF9 * CO., Homoeopathic Chem ists. London, England." 10-8-tn-thAw-12m f(TI ITTTTITTI only with the signatured ItH \I 111 IU H Jnstu " yon LloWg blue U JJli U 111 Ju iu< across the label tuus It is almost unnecessary to add that this re fers to the world-known Liebig COMPANY'S Extract of Beef. For delicious refreshtng Beef Tea. For Improved and economic cookery. THOS. B.CLARK, —REAL ESTATE AND GENERAL— AUCTIONEER DEALER IN NEW & SZCOND-HAND SAFES, 232 W. FIRST ST. JOE POHEIM - - . - THE TAILOR Has just received first shipment of WooUus which ware bought direct from the mills at greatly reduced prices. * Fine English Diagonal, Pique and Beaver Suits Made to Order at a Great Reduction. Also One of the Finest Selections of Trouserings and Overcoatings. Beet of Workmaushlo aud Perfect Fit Guaranteed or No Sate. JOE POHEIM, THE TAILOR, 143 bOUTH SPUING Si. KNOWLr^GE Brings comfort and improvement and tends to personal enjoyment when rightly used. The many, who live bet ter than others and enjoy life more, with less expenditure, by more promptly adapting the world's best products to the needs of physical being, will attest: the value to health of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in tho remedy, Syrup of Figs. Its excellence is due to its presenting in the form most acceptable and pleas* ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly beneficial properties of a perfect lax« ative; effectually cleansing the system dispelling colds, headaches and fevers and permanently curing constipation. It has given satisfaction to millions and met with the approval of the medical profession because it acts on the Kid* neys, Liver and Bowels without weak ening them and it is perfectly free front every objectionable substance. Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug* gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man ufactured by the California Fig Syrup , Co.only, whose name is printed on every package, also the name, Syrup of Figs, and being well informed, you will not accept any substitute if offered. ~ , .1 New 1.08 anusTi.es (Under direction of Al Hayman.) H. C. WYATT, Manage* THE WONDERFUL "URANIA!" SCENIC SPECTACLES! Direct from Carnegie Music Hall, New York City. Monday eve, Oct 2....A TRIP TO THE MOON Tuesday eve WONDERS OF AMERICA Wednesday eve CHAOS TO MAN ■ ■ Wednesday afternoon at 8 o'clock, special young people's, scholars' and teachers' par. formance of A Trip to the Moon. Explanatory discourse by Garrett P. Scrviss. Popular prices—3l, 750, 50c, 25c. Matinee pricee—2s and 500. Tickets now on sale. NKW LOS ANOKLES THEATRE. (Under direction of. Al llavman.) H. 0. WYATI', - » MANAGER FIBBT TIME HERE, THREE | BEGINNING OPT e*U ■ NIGHTS I THURSDAY 1 s 5111. Special Saturday Matinee, C. B. Jefferson, Klaw aud Elanger's Grand 1 Spectacular Production, THE#UDAN. Presented with a superior comoany, and all the original scenery. Don't fall to see the thrilling and faultless , BATTLE OF THE DESSERT CITY an d the return of the war heroes to TRAFAL GAR SQUARE. .300 peaple on the stage. Brass bauds, drum corns, horses, cannons, etc ?egular prices—Bl, 75c, 50c and 25c. lckets now on sale. CARLYLE PETBRSILEA'S MUSIC SCHOOL, V.M.C.A. B'lding, S. Broadway CLA3S FOR THE ANALYSIS OF Piano and Vocal Music EVERY WEDNESDAY AND BATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 2 O'CLOCK, beginning September 30th. ADMISSION, 50 CENTS. 9-22 lm ! NEW VIENNA BUFFET. Court St., bet. Math and Spring iti F. KERKOW, PROPRIETOR, Free Refined Entertainment. EVERY EVENING, from 7:30 until 12, and, Saturday Matinee from 1 to 4 p. ns. Engagement of the Great and only —3s DO L-O RE Sit in Her Unrivaled Specialties. Reappearance of the Favorites of Los Angeles, MISS LINA CREWS, MISS ANTONIE GREVE And tho celebrated BERTH FAMILY ORCHESTRA, MISS MARGUERITE BERTH, Directress. Fine commercial lunoh dally. Meals a la carte at all hours 3-24 ly PARK. FIRST ANNUAL MEET SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DIVISION, L.A.W BICYCLE RACES. ATHLETIC YM.K, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m., Monday. Oct. 2. ADMISSION, 80c, AGRICULTURAL PARK, Tuesday, Oct 8—25 Mile Team Race for Challenge Silver Cup. ADMISSION, 25 CENTS. » No loafing races will be permitted. The prizes consist in part of Upright Grand Piano, high grade Bicycle, Silver Cups, Dia mond Pins, Stop Watch, No. 2 Kodak, Medals, eto. The Upright Grand Piano is from the Music House of Durant & Spier. 233 S. Spring st. rpBE PALACE. X ti. It. Cor. Spring and First ate, Ladles' Entrance on First 8b ATTRACTION EXTRAORDINARY. The Winter Concert Season under the leader ship of MISS PAULINA KLAUS Has been inaugurated with a corps of able assistants In a SPECIAL GRANH) CONCERT. A FULL ORCHESTRA. Every night,and Wednesday and Saturday matinee. Concert every evening from 7:30 to 12. The finest Commercial Lunch in the city- Meals a la carte at all hours. 9-7 PERRY, MOTT & CO.'S LUMBER YARDS AND PLANING MILLS. 810 Commercial street, Los Axaeles, CoL \ 5