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PART 11-PAGES 9 TO 16.
AMONG THE AUTHORS
L. BEHYMER
T. Y. Crowell & Co. of New York and
Boston have just iaeued a little volume
by Rev. J. R. Miller, D. D., entitled
Glimpses Through Life's Windows,
being selections Irom hie writings ar
ranged by Evalena J. Fryer.
The compiler of thia charming little
volume haa been very successful in her
search through Dr. Miller'a writings for
nuggetß of wisdom. Nearly two hun
dred selections, full of genuine piety
and practical Christianity, illustrated by
witty and opt anecdotea, fill thia dainty
book.
Not a page which does not suggest a
thought and give an impulse to a truer,
better, richer, holler life.
Aa tbe compiler says: "Many of tbe
paragraphs here gathered contain inci
dents or illustrations through and by
which tbe truth ia presented. Every
one knows the value of good illustra
tions ; they help to make the teaching
clear and they help to fix tbe lesson in
the memory." She rightly believes that
tbia collection of short paragraphs will
prove of value.
Tbe little volumne ia daintly printed
and bound, and haa a fine portrait of
Dr. Miller, which will undoubtedly
prove acceptable to the large and ever
increasing circle of readers whom he
has delighted and instructed by his
Silent Tunes, Making the Moat of Life,
and other worka.
Another momorable volume from T.
Y. Crowell <Sc Co. is The True Woman,
elements of character drawn from the
life of Mary Lyon and others, by the
Rev. W. M. Thayer, author of the
Farmer Boy, Nelson, etc.
Many thousand copies of this biog
raphy have been Hold, but the author,
feeling that there baa been a great
change in pnblic eentiment regarding
tbe employments of women, haa entire
ly rewritten it from the modern stand
point. Mary Lyon wbb tbe founder of
Mt. Holyoke female seminary, and its
principal for 12 years. Indeed, her
whole life after she, through her own
exertions, acquired an education, wae
devoted to teaching, and upwards of
3000 pupils learned to love and admire
her sterling character and ber wonder
ful ability. As a pioneer in tbe cause of
female education her career is typical
and deserves to be studied.
Dr. Thayenhas made it tlie text of a
valuable aeries of lesßone, enriched by
anecdote and precept. Dr. Thayer de
clares in his preface that tbe desigu ot
the book is to show girls how to succeed
in life.
"Mary Lyon," he says, "ia the lead
ing character, around which are grouped
a large number of incidents from the
lives of other distinguished women, both
for the purpose of illustraing certain
elements of female character and of
making the book more attractive to the
young." Such illustrations are stimu
lating, and now when young women are
very generally invited to the same occu
pations and professions as men are,
every mode of incitement to endeavor
and every help in the way of character
forming is essential to success. It is
believed that in its new form Dr. Thay
er's book will have a new period of pop
ularity.
Still another book from the T. Y.
Crowell company is Margaret Davis.
Tutor, by Anna C. Ray, author of Half
a Dozen Boys, Half a Dozen Girls, etc.
In thiß story Miss Ray takes a wider
outlook than ebe has hitherto done.
Her forte lies in the depictingof healthy
boys and girls, and she has certainly al
lowed herself ample scope; but tbe story
is bound together by a wholesome
thread of romance which greatly deep
ens its interest.
A young lady who is weary of the
quiet life at home accepts the position
of tutor to two hoys in a Connecticut
rivor town. She quietly comes into
symyathy with them, and while she is
in the bent sense their comerade, rid
ing horseback, walking and entering in
to all their sports, she manages to lead
them into sensible methods of stndy.
During her residence at their beautiful
borne she unconsciously wins the affec
tion of their uncle, but ber own heart is
given to a young engineer, whom by an
unlucky accident she has offended. In
tbe pursuit of his calling he comes to
the same place and ultimately their en
gagement is renewed. Sprightly con
versations, effective incidents and ad
ventures give much Bpice to the story
which is by all odds the best work Miss
Ray lias yet produced.
Mr. G A. Henty's originality and fer
tility in tiie invention of fascinating his
torical romances for boys show no signs
of abatement with the passage of years.
Three new etories by him have just been
published, which will be hailed with de
light by thousands of lads who enjoy
following the lortunea of his adventur
ous heroes. One of these stories iB called
St. Bartholomew's Eve. and, as may be
inferred from the title, iB a tale oi the
Huguenot wars. Thu chief personage of
the story is a lad of English birth, but
of Huguenot parentage, who visits rela
tives in France at the time when the
feeling between tbe Catholics and
Huguenot was bitterest, and the coun
try was dieturoed by religions strife and
dissension. H:s relatives being leaders
lib the Huguenot party, this brave youth
tlevotes himself, heart and soul, to the
Protestant cause, following it. faithfully
through tbe varied and exciting Bcaues
tbat preceded and led up to the terrible
massacre of St. Bartholomew's day. The
narrative is of absorbing interest, and
presents also a true picture of the times,
full of life and color, thus having a his
torical quality, which nowhere inter
feres, however, with the story proper.
Through the Sikb War, also by Mr.
Henty, is a tal6 of tbe conquest of the
Punjaub.
Percy Groves, a plucky, high-spirited
boy, the son of an English officer, loses
his parents at an early age and joins his
uncle living on an estate in India, situ
ated in the very center of tbe troubles
that developed later into the Sikh war.
Tbe hero and his nncle become involved
in the dangers and intrignes that sur
round lbom, and take active part in the
war, passing through many thrilling ex
periences and adventures during the
two notable campaigns that resulted in
tbe conquest of the Punjaub. It iB one
of Mr. Henty's most interesting and
powerful stories.
»*#
Mr. Henty's third volume this season
is entitled A Jacobite Exile, and nar
rates tbe adventures of a young Eng
lishman in tbe service of Charles XII.
of Sweden. The events of tbe story
take place during the reign of William
of Orange. The lather of the hero is a
Jacobite gentleman, who, to avoid ar
rest, ie compelled to flee to Sweden.
Here tbe hero, Cbarlio Carstairs, and a
young companion engage in tlie service
of Cbarlee XII., taking part in the wars
between Sweden and Poland. The hero,
acting as a scout, falls into the hands of
the Polish baudite. After numerous
exciting adventures and hairbreadth
escapes, he finally secures bis release
and returns to Sweden. Then be serves
for a time under Marlborough in France,
and distinguishes himself signally. A
final return to England, where his father
Is pardoned, supplies a satisfactory close
to a story remarkable for its thrilling
adventures, its varied scenery and its
interesting historical pictures. These
Henty books are nil published by the
Charles Scribnei's Son's publishing
house, are tastefully bound in cloth and
fully illustrated.
All of ths above hooks for sale by The Stoll &
Thayer Co., 130 South Spring street.
♦*»
A new book just issued by the Arena
Publishing company of Boston is by
Rev. William Adams, D. I)., and en
titled Born in tbe Whirlwind. The au
thor of tbis remarkable book was born
in the west of Ireland. Hm ancestors
were both of Scotch and English de
scent, who inherited large and valuable
property in the region in which he wav
born. Tho Irieji famine of 1847 and
other causes peculiar to laud tennre
in that unfortunate country involved
hie family in such difficulties as resulted
in Dr. Adams and four of his brotbers,
while yet boys, being sent to England,
where they were carefully educated and
where the five sons became what is
known aB discerning clergymen—a term
applied to all ministers of religion out
side of the established church of Eng
land.
Among his earlier literary efforts wero
two epic poems untitled Ulena Creek
and The Harper's Recital. These, with
a few shorter things, be published in a
handsome volume and p'esenting a copy
of it to her majsaty, ti leeu Victoria, re
ceived a gracious acknowledgement of
its acceptance.
That the author of Born in the Whirl
wind possesses poetic power his bopk
will fully establish, for here are numer
ous rare touches and delineat ous of
national scenery which, for their pr/etic
beauty, cannot fail to captivate his
readers.
Truth is universally demanded from
the pen aa well as from the ii pa of the
Christian clergyman; he, of all others,
cannot exaggerute with impunity.
Conscious of this fact, the author haß
endeavored so to modulate the tones
aud utteramv of this later volume as
to keep within the Hmitß of well-verified
facte; and yet many of the incidents
narrated in tbe pages of this fascinating
book are as strange, startling and
unique aB anything that has been pre
sented in modern fiction.
During his residence in the south
after coming to America and residing
iiist in tbe north and then in the south
land, be studied carefully the negro
character, together with southern insti
tutions and idiosyncrasies, making him
self familiar with climate, scenery and
people. After living eight yeare in tbe
south, he went north aud took charge
of the First Presbyterian church of
Boston. It was during his residence in
Boston, that be embodied in the present
book the experiences of his eight years'
residence in the south. In this book be
has painted with that vivid imagina
tion of which he is unquestionably a
master, and which has ho distinguished
him as a preacher, scenes and events
requiring not only the poet's eye butthe
philosopher's genius. In hie Born in
the Whirlwind, Dr. Adams . has suc
ceeded in constructing n plot deep, sub
tle and unique, which cannot fail to
hold tbe interest of big readers. He has
created and set in motion a number of
figures with life, energy and intensity
in every one of then.
The scene of theetory is laid in West
ern Georgia. The names of places are
evidently fictitious, but the characters
and incidents are too natural, or un
natural, as tbe reader pleases, not to be
real.
The story opens with a description of
a beautiful midsummer night, under a
sky "in which plnnnets have grown into
little moons, and stars give tinted lights
and the blue ether Beems to be a thing
ot suhslanccs, and man feels himself
identified with another world." Then
follows v description of a sontbern
cyclone, which Bbows not only the pres
ence of a master hand, but of a tbor
ougbly informed mind on the subject,
and tbis is equally true both in regard
to the flood and earthquake wbicli also
figure prominently in ttte Btory. While
the hook is professedly without a spe
cific mission, it unquestionably caßts a
rtrong light on negro character, iv its
br ghtest and darkest aspects.
And wLile the story itself is highly
sensational. Dr. Adams' claims for it
historical accuracy. This, from auch a
source, we are bound to accept, other
whine we might be tempted to doubt
that truth should be so much —so very
much —stranger tbnn fiction.
Certainly the book which has just
been published by thia well-known hrm
is written by no tyro but by a master of
languages whose style and lucts will cap
tivate his readers. Tbe binding is quite
unique and can be eecured in either
paper or cloth.
For s»le by lbs ''Antiquarian Book Store,"
117 West First street.
Book Chat.
Messrs. Charles L. Webster & Co.
have a neiv book by Mary Russell Mit
ford entitled Our Yulage. The original
work comprises five series and it was
thought that a representative selection
of these unsurpassed pictures of village
THE HERALD.
LOS ANGELES i SUNDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER ft. 1893.
life in England would be welcomed by
most readers.
Scribners' Sons have a new book by
Henry M. Stanley, entitled My Dark
Companions and Their Strange Stories.
"The following legends," Bays Mr. Stan
ley in his introduction, "arp tbe most
curious and choicest of those that were
related to me during 17 years, and which
have not been hitherto published in any
of my books of travel." There are in
all 19 stories, new and striking in motive
and quaint in language.
The manuscript of the new novel, The
Ebb Tide, by Robert Louis Stevenson,
has reached the hands of the publish
ers.
George Brandes, the historian, has
tried his pen upon a collection of crit
ical essays, which will be prougbt out
immediately in Germany. These essays
deal with the works of modern Ger
many, Northern and French writers.
MRS. GRANT TALKS.
The Lire of General Grant Wee Alweys
Greet.
"Did tbe sales of the general's book
exceed your expectations?" was asked
the widow of tbe great general, who is
now making her home at Santa Barbara,
says the Venturian.
"Yes, indeed," replied Mrs. Grant;
"those sales alone would have furnished
me with an adequate income all my life.
lem sorry," continued she, while the
first shadow of sadness crossed her face,
"that the government did not retire the
general after the war. lie never ouirht
to bave gone into business. He was un
fitted for i;."
"Wub your husband always great?"
was asked, "or did he simply blossom
into that marvelous greatness beeaußH
the'hour was ripe for such blooming?
While you were young folks together did
'you ever realize what a wonderful char
acter he possessed ?"
" He was always grand in hia simpli
city, his strength nnd his modesty. He
was the most uhaiitable man 1 ever
knew in his judgments. It seemed im
possible fur hitu to tiunk ill ot anybody.
Oh, ye?, the general was horn gieat—be
was always superior."
"Are you satisfied es to his monu
ment?"
" Perfectly," was the answer. " I
would not have bim anywhere else, and
his tomb is not neglected. Five hun
dred thousand dollars have been donat
ed for his monument and in time it will
be erected. They were lU<) years com
pleting Washington monument; lean
afford to wait. I love to bave the geneial
where I can visit his grave when I
ct.ooße. I ride out there every Saturday
or Sunday and no more beautiful spot
could be found for him so rest. Tbe
story of the neglect and careless atten
tion paid to his grave is erroneous, like
tnanv other reports."
"You aie a very happy women, Mrs.
Grant, are you not?"
"Yes ; I can truly say I am," replied
the general's widow. "My children are
thoroughly good and happy. You see,
we broughrlhem up differently from
the way some people have in rearing
children. We taught them to confide in
us with all their little and big troubles.
They have never been anything but
comforts to me. The boys are tine, and
Is'ellie—well Nellie is her father's self
over again ; gentle, patient, strong and
better than anyone in the world."
MOHR'S TALE OF WOE.
It Vai Poker, Not a Footpad, That
Ueated H.'tn.
On Monday last, about 4 o'clock in the
morning. A. Mohr, an employee in Mos
grove'e cloak store on Spring etreet, en
tered the police station and stated that
he had been held up outside the city
hall, on Broadway, by two men and
robbed of a valuable gold watch and
some small change. All the available
resources of the police department were
c.illed into requisition, but no arreßts
were made.
When Chief Glass arrived, later in the
day, and heard that a citizen bad been
held up within three blocks of the police
station and no arrests made, there was
trouble.
The chief called in tbe sergeant on
duty tbe preceding night, and raked
him over the coals.
The sergeant went ont and made
things unpleasant for the officer on the
Broadway beat, and the officer not being
provided with a better subject took it
out of the firßt hobo be came in contact
with.
Then the sergeant investigated, and
yesterday gave a Herald reporter tbe
result of bin inquiry.
He found that the aforesaid Mohr was
an ardent devotee of toe game of poker,
and that on the night of tbe alleged rob
bery he had been wooing the llckle god
dess in a Main-street poker joint.
Mr. Mohr was unfortunate and tbe
cards did not come bis way. Tbe game
ended by Mobr persuading one of the
habituees of tbe place to-lend him $75
on Jiia watch. This wae done on condi
tion that Mobr redeem the timepiece
next day,
The |75 went the way of the rest of
Mohr's cash, and the proprietor of the
game threw Mobr $5 and told him to go
home and call to redeem bis watch
later in the day.
Then Mr. Mohr left and called at the
police etatiou with bis tale of robbery
and masked men.
Aud the watch is still "in soak."
MUST STAY IN THE CIT7 JAIL.
John L. Green Fella to Secure Release
by Habtms Corpus.
John L. Green was brought before
Judge Van Dyke yesterday upon an ap
plication for hia release from tbe city
jail under habeas corpus proceedings.
Green was convicted of living in adul
tery by Justice Austin, and was sen
tenced to six months in the city jail and
to pay a line of $150.
Tbe ground upon which bis release
was asked was that tbe statutes provide
that he should have been committed to
the county instead of the city jail. O.i
the other band it was contended for the
prosecution that the Whitney act wae
intended as au amendment of the sec
tion in question, and did so amend it as
to give Justice Austin as police justice
jurisdiction in such cases. Tbe point
was argued by M. E. C. Munday and
Edward Bentley for the petitioner and
Deputy District Attorney Davis for the
prosecution. At the conclusion of tbe
arguments Judge Van Dyke held that
the commitment to the city jail was
proper, and remanded Green to serve
ont hia Leuten.ce. He was very much
cast down by the decisiou.
The guaranteed cure for all headaches is
Bromo Seltzer— triul bottle 10 ctl.
HISTORY OF A NOTED STREET.
Some of the Obstrnctions of
Figueroa Street,
As Brought to Light by a Recent
Petition.
Propositions That Stir TJp Residents
Along; Its Line—An Interesting/
Sketch Covering a Long
Period of Time.
Tbe matter of tbe obstruction of Fig
ueroa street, between Pico and Sixth
streets, baa lately been again stirred up
by the petitioned filed, asking the city
to vacate tbe street and give it, free
from dispute, to tbe parties who occupy
the land within its linos, and by the
numerous counter petitions filed by op
posing parties.
Some of these petitions relate espe
cially to the part of the etreet between
Sixth and Seventh streets which the
petitioners claim is great importance in
order to give access to the cable road for
a very large hill district north of Sev
enth street. They make no serious ob
jection to vacating Figueroa street south
of Seventh etreet, where the needs oi
the public are, to a great extent, sup
plied by other streets. Many of them
owned their property for many years
! before they learned that any private
i parties claimed the street. The follow
ing are portions of a sketch of the his
tory of the street which was written
three or four years ago by Attorney J.
ti. Mitchell, at tbe request of members
of tbe board of public works, and
printed for the use of tbe city council.
1: is lo be noted that tbe name of Ward
! street has been sinca changed to West
j Sixth street:
Today the entire street from Pico to
! Ward is under the control of private
individuals and closed to tbe public. ,
I The degrees by which the street has
i been taken up are well illustrated by
j tbe different maps of the city which
! bave been published, and have success
[ ively hung on tho office walls of real
! estate owners and brokers of Los An
i geles. Stevenson's map, published in
| 1876, a great many copies of which can
I still be easily fonnd, showed that etreet
;as originally laid out. extending with
' out any obstruction lrom the eouth
i western corner of tbe city to and
'■ through the nortltern hills. The new
: edition of the same map, pnblisbed in
1884, showed the street as somewhat
! crossed and cut up by private property
1 lines, but the lines of the street were
still distinctly drawn through these new
subdivisions, to show that the claims of
1 private individuals were disputed. The
map Biuce published by Kowan &
i Koeberle. which has been the one
, generally referred to by business men
! for a year or two past, ignores tlie lines,
iof the etreet in those portions of it !
I which are enclosed or platted as private !
property, and would seem to show- only 1
■ those portions of it which nobody has 1
jaa yet set up any claim to. How mncb ]
lof it will appear on the next map that j
io to come out it would at this time be
hard to predict.
The firßt deed by which the council .
conveyed away a part of Figueroa street j
i may be found recorded in book 4, page 1
:.v.i of deeds, and is dated January 20,
1859. This instrument conveys to Wil
liam Moore ''a strip of land bounded on
the west by blocks 36 and 37 of Han
cock's Burvey, on the north by a lot be
fore sold to William Moore, and on the
east and south by city blocks. Captain
, Ord's eurvev." Trie land intended to
;be conveyed by this description ia a
great triangle extending from tbe june
! tion of Figueroa and Pico ntreets along
| the east line of blocks 36 and 37 to a
i point in the prolonged south line of the
', Bellevue Terrace tract, thence along tins
I line to the east line of Pearl street, and
thence along the east line of Pearl street
(o tbe place of beginning and containing
35 acres; and as will be eeen by refer
ence to the map of tbe city, it purported
to include Figueroa street on the west
and Pearl etreet on the east, through
their entire width, though this may
bave been done through inadvertence,
and the intention may bave been to
bound the land by the streets without
including them, as has been done in
. former deeds.
That leading citizens did not for a long
time after euppoee that nearly a mile of
an important etreet had been conveyed
away, iB shown by the petition of one of
them on record, in which he appeals to
tbe council to give an outlet to his
property "by declaring Figueroa street
open throughout its entire length, as
surveyed and as it appears on the official
map."
In 1869 the city attorney was called on
for an opinion on the matter, a full copy
of which may be fonnd in volume VIII,
page 211 of the archives. His opinion
was, "after careful examination, that
the city haa the undoubted right to open
Figueroa and Grasshopper" (now Pearl)
"streets their entire length, if the coun
cil should be of the opinion that the
same shall be necessary. Oraeßhopper
street, wae established by Ord's survey
in 1849, and all persons purchasing lands
were compelled to take notice of tbe fact.
Figueroa etreet wbb established by
the same survey as far a 3 Pico
street. In 1853 the city, by order of the
mayor and common council, extended
their survey, making what ia known aa
35 acre donation lotß. It is claimed by
some tbat Figueroa etreet was not
opened or continued by the Hancock
Burvey. but I am of the opinion that the
extension of the lots necessarily ex
tended the streets necessary to make
the lots useful and valuable." Tbe
opinion goes on to say that the convey
ance of the streets in a deed to William
Moore wbb unauthorized and invalid.
In connection with this report there iB
presented an interesting official report
by George Hansen, surveyor, relating to
the necessity of extending some of the
city streets along the lomr, narrow strip
intervening between Pearl and Figue- I
roa streets, among which is Ward street,
which to the present day haa remained
unopened.
fJJThere were, however, at this time
strong interests opposed to the reopening
of Figneroa street, and nothing was
done, though the matter was never
wholly at rest. In 1883, while new ob
structions were being placed in thia part
of the it eet, the matter was for a time
sharply agitated in the council, and the
city attorney having given an emphatic
opinion in favor of the city's right to
open tbe street, preserved in volume
xvi of the archives, he was instructed to
commence proceedings for this purpose.
Through tbe efforts of opposing parties
he was soon ordered to discontinue them,
but tbe rapid construction of buildings
and fences in this neighborhood contin
ued to draw attention to the matter, and
in May, 1884, the city attorney was again
called on for an opinion, in view of the
arguments that were presented by the
opposition. The record shows that he
reported as follows: "In the mitter of
the alleged obstructions in Figueroa
Btreet, T report that in 1883 tbe question
as to whether there were any obstruc
tions upon said atreet north of Pico
Btreet waa submitted to the city attor
ney. I thereupon reported the exiatence
of such obstructions upon said street.
Subsequently tbe council, as a commit
tee of the whole, investigated the matter
and determined tbat there were no ob
structions, and resolved not to open said
street. I report that I have as yet found
no reason to alter or amend my opinion
already bled, that Figueroa street north
of Pico etreet is now obstructed and
closed." This report was adopted, but
no subsequent action was taken, and an
other portion of the etreet was fenced in
without serious opposition.
The question still remains whether
this tine street is to remain perma
nently closed. The time for wbich it
has been occupied by private parties
does not bar tbe city's rights, aa it is
well established that the statute of limi
tations doea not run in tbe caee of
streets dedicated to public use. Tbe
damage which individuals would suffer
by beiuc ousted from tlie portions of the
Btreet which their lands and lots extend
over ia a consideration not to be treated
lightiy ; yet, at the same time, they are
not entitled to be considered innocent
purchasers for value. There iB not an
abstract company in the city that would
certify the title to Figueroa street as
Bhown on tbe Hancock map in anyone
other than the city. The supreme
court ot tbe state in 1852, in Ureed vs.
Cunningham, 2 Cel., 369, laid down the
law which governs thiß street, as fal
lows: "So firmly has it become estab
lished, that where lots are sold aa front
ing on or bounded by a csrtsin space
designated in the conveyance us a street,
the use of such space as a street passes
aa appurtenant to the grant aud vests in
the grantee in common with the public
the right of way over such street; that,
such acts on the part of the grantor
constitute a dedication of such street,
and tbat he cannot afterwards so tell or
dispose of it as to alter or defeat such
dedication." This haß been settled law
in this slate since 1852 Blocks 86 and
37, Hancock's survey, were conveyed ny
tlie city to William Moore by deed heal
ing date December 20, 1853, and refer
red to Hancock's map, so that Moore
and bis grantees had notice that a dedi
cation was made by the .city's deed of
those spaces designated as streets on
Hancock's map. Figueroa street
bounded those blocks on the east.
On the other hand, the value of the
street to the future residents and visit
ors iiere for centuries to come, iB equally
to be remembered. Figueroa Mreet,
extending between semi-tropical villas
from Agricultural park to the front of
tbe hills and over these, commanding
magnificent views of city, plain, moun
tain and sea, shaded and ornamented as
it doubtless would be to tbe northern
boundary of the city, would become one
of the most beautiful and famous boule
vards in the world.
COURT NEWS.
Items from Various Trlbanuls—New 9a
pt-rior Court Cases.
On motion of the district attorney the
cases of Kama, Kimo and Shema, three
Japanese women from San Pedro woredis
missed and the women discharged. They
were convicted of vagrancy in the justice
court. They have beeu missing for
some time and this action was taken to
settle the prosecution.
On motion of the district attorney a
new information was filed against Geo.
Craig, accusing him of the lorgery of a
pass to Catalina.
An information waß filed yesterday by
the district attorney against Roman
Canedo, charging him with burglary.
He pleaded guilty before Judge Hmith
and was sentenced to one year at San
Quentin.
The case of Richard Price waa set for
triol by Judge Smith yesterday for De
cember 6th, and that of Wm. Cam
tilings for November ITtb.
Daniel Johnson wbb brought before
Judge Smith yesterday for release on
habeas corpus and tbe caee was sab
mitten on briefs.
Emmet Wbttesides was tried in.lodge
Smith's court yesterday for burglary.
He is a young colored boy, and was ac
cused of entering the room of a man
named McPherson and stealing $5. Tbe
jury found him guilty of burglary in tbe
second degree, the crime having been
committed in tbe daytime. Further
proceedings were suspended nnder tbe
provisions of the law, and the boy was
committed to tbe state school at Whit
tier until he is 21 years old.
NEW SITKKIOn COURT CASKS.
Preliminary papers were filed yester
day in the following superior court
cases:
Petition by M. B. Boyce for letters of
administration upon the estate of Fran
ces S. Del Valla, the estate being valued
at $800.
National Bank of California vs. A. N.
Hamilton et al.; suit on a promissory
note for $542.12.
A New 9ch.oolh.ouse.
The people of The Pass school district
are taking steps to provide better school
accommodations for their children.
They have plans prepared for a new
Echool building which, though not cost
ly, will be a credit to tbe district. It
will contain three rooms, two of which
will be required for present use, and the
third room will be needed for school
purpoßßß in the near fnture, but in the
meantime can be utilized as a place for
holding public meetings. The whole
structure, owing to the cheapness of
materials and labor, it is expected will
cost lees than $3000, alt furnished and
equipped. The Pass dietrict, bb tbe
name implies, lies near to and includes
the Cahuencja pass. It comprises tbe
heart of that beautiful valley, and the
population thereabouts is increasing
very rapidly. Holly wood and Coiegrove
are both in thiß district, and the city of
Los Angeles is within ride range. The
echoolbouee stands within plain view of
tbe ocean, and the children enjoy the
benefit of the sea breezo during the
summer months. The school at present
is under tbe efficient management of
Misß Thompson, who is a granddaugh
ter of tbe celebrated Ojsawototnie
Brown, and inherits some of the quali
ties of her historical auce>tor. Only a
few years ago tbe Cahuenga valley had
but one public echool; it now has at
least half a dozen, and all are well at
tended.
PART 11-PAGES 9 TO 16.
TAMMANY'S TOPICAL TALK.
Strange Schemes Connected
with the Midwinter Fair.
Southern California's Representation
in the Mint Appointees.
Advertising Schemes Connected with
the Felr—The Wreck of the New
York—Gossip About Los An
gelenos In the North*
Special correspondence to the II era mi.
Ban Francisco. Nov. 3.
The all-nbsorbing topic of the day is
the midwinter fair. All classes alike
seem to look upon this pocket edition of
tbe world's fair as the forerunner of bet
ter and more prosperous times, and
everyone considers it his duty to make
it tbe grand success that it will un
doubtedly be.
Under tbe guise of aiding the fair
management with cash donations, all
branches of trade advertise in every
conceivable manner tbat upon a certain
day named by them all the profits ac
cruing from sales will be donated to the
midwinter fair fund, and tbat the public
has implicit faith in these advertise
ments ia evidenced by the fact that
crowds always attend such Bales. To
give tbe Lob Angeles public an idea as
to what extremes such schemes are car
ried, the following may prove of inter
est: One real estate dealer, who proba
bly learned bis business in Los Angeles
during the boom, informed tbe public
that he would Bell elegant residence lots
in tlie immediate vicinity of the lair
grounds, the proceeds of the first lot to
donated to the midwinter fair fund. The
lots referred to are located in tbe sand
dunes and only accessible with a bal
loon.
The Auditorium saloon a few days
since bad a huge banner strung across
the street informing the public tbat tbe
receipts of that establishment during
tbe day would be dispersed as tbe fair
management might see fit.
The various clothing houses are vis
ing with each other as to who will do
nate tbe largest percentage of tbe sales
of a day set aside for tbat purpose.
Fistic contests which were prohibited
by the last legislature are of common
occurrence, inasmuch as it is claimed
that one-half tbe proceeds are to be do
nated to the good cause. The notorious
Oremorne theater, which was closed by
the police, has been permitted to reopen
under tbe enphoniouß title of Tbe Mid
winter Midway l'laisance. Of course at
bucli a lime as this it would not be policy
to dranr the lines to close when the in
terests oi the fair are at stake.
.**
Twice during the latter part of last
week did the morning papers issue ex
tras in tbe evening, the first time they
contained the startling intelligence of
tbe wreck of tbe steamer City of New
York, the next the cowardly murder oi
Carter Harrison.
The first intelligence of the disaster of
the City of New York on the evening of
October 2(jth was received at tbe Mer
chants' exchange, and within a remark
ably short space of time the streets were
alive with newsboys who yelled like
Apaches, informing tbe people of the
issuance of an extra containing the news
of the wreck. Although there was but
one white passenger aboard tbe unfor
tunate steamer, tbe balance being Chi
nese and Japanese, everyone seemed to
be as deeply interested aB though some
dear friend was on the wrecked steamer
whose fate was as yet an uncertainty.
Tbe news was not long in reaching Chi
natown, and when it did pandimonium
reigned, tbe yelling and jabbering of the
excited Mongolians was something that
has not been witnessed since the days
of Dennis Kearney.
Fortunately no lives were lost, the
shipwrecked passengers were trans
ferred to the Acapulco, and before land
ing were refunded their passage money,
but nevertheless many of the heathens
were considerable losers owing to tbe
depredations of hoodlums who bad gone
to tbe wreck in tbe guise of 'longshore
men. Among the passengers were two
Chinese from South America, who had
also been shipwrecked on the Newbern,
and now tbe San Francisco Chinese de
clare that their doubly unfortunate
countrymen are possessed of the evil
spirit, and should they attempt to con
tinue their homeward journey they will
meet with certain death at the hands of
some of their superstitious race.
Tbe issuance of the next extra could
not have created more consternation
had the victim been tbe chief executive
of this city instead of Chicago.
#*«
Superintendent of the Mint Daggett
stated shortly after he took the office
tbat every section of the state should
be represented among the employes of
tbe big building on Fifth street over
which he presides, but evidently Mr.
Daggett, in looking over tbe map oi
California failed to see such a place as
Los Angeles, but instead there appeared
to him tbe name of Senator White, and
that was in itself sufficient cause for
overlooking tbat part of tbe state in tbe
selection of a choice for a mint posi
tion.
Mr. Daggett, if taken to task in re
gard to this matter, will probably
declare tbat tbe southern citrus belt is
represented, in his estimation, by tbe
appointment of a lady who was en
dorsed by both a city and a county
official of Los Angeles, and on the
strength of the endorsements of these
Democrats he made the appointment,
but Los Angeles has been imposed upon
by these endorsers, as tbe appointee iB
declared by those who claim to know lo
be a resident of this city.
#*»
The Hon. John T. tiaffey, who had
tbe honor of being elected a member of
tbe Los Angeles city council while ab
sent from the city during tbe entire
campaign and who has fuily rewarded
those staunch friends who are responsi
ble for tbis pleasant state of affairs by
remunerating them with his undying
friendship, iB at the Palace, accompanied
by Fred W. Harkneas.
»*»
Sidney Lacey, who tome years Bince
held tbe Democratic party of Los An
geles in bis inside pocket, but after
wards removed to this city, became bel
ligerent at the race track a few days
since and punched Tom Cusick, a mem
ber of the last legislature and present
secretary of the county Democracy,
with such force that tbe unfortunate
Tommy did not recover for an hour,
Cusick claims it was the result of hit
refusal to support Lacey for the office
of sergeant-at-arms of the last assem.
bly.
»*»
Barney Febneman. one of tbe organi
zers of tbe defunct Oro Kino club ant)
manager of Major Bonebrake's senato
rial campaign, has forsaken the uncer
tainties of political life and now holds »
lucrative position as advertising agent
for a large wholesale grocery firm. Bar
ney says his heart is still in Los Angeiei
and will always be pleased to meet any
of tbe members of the Young Men's po
litical party, of which he is tbe founder.
Majah Twine and Billy Sampson, two
of Los Angeles' leading politicians, are
here, making their headquarters at the
Lotus club. Tbey bave signified their
intention of returning to the south to
assist in the inevitable election of Theo
dore Summerland for county assessor,
Mr. Summerland will undoubtedly ex
tend to them the hospitality of his new
home.
Mr. Wm. J. Brodrick, who has been
one of tbe best fire commissioners Los
Angeles has ever had, was in this city
during the past few days attending to
some matters of importance.
Judge Rose, who has done more to en
force the (Jeary law than all other judges
combined, is here taking a well earned
vacation.
Frank Wbiteßell, Phil. Knell and A.
W. Barrett are the latest additions to
the Los Angeles contingent now here.
Tammasy.
A PUZZLE FOR EXPERTS.
Progress Yesterday of tbe Bclselch Will
Case.
A new point was sprung yesterday in
the Sciecieh will case before Judge Clark
and the jury, a number of witnesses be
ing examined as to the ages of the par
ties. It came in very quietly, bat conn
eel for the orphan boy believe tbey have
cast an anchor to windward that may
win them their caee, even if the experts
fail to establish that Mrs. Lnca Sciscich
died before ber husband tbe morning be
bored ber with bullets and then sent
one crashing into his own brain.
Tbe opposing counsel did not seem
ingly pay very much attention to Henry
Gage as lie put on witness after witness
to prove the ageß of the parties, and did
not seem to think there waa much in
their point.
What they were trying to show by the
witnesses was that the husband was
over 00 years old and his wife about 34
or 35. They claim that by tbis tbey
will be able to make out a prima facie
caee in favor of tbe theory that Mrs.
Sciecich died tiret, even if the expert
testimony is conflicting.
Dr. J. J. Still was put through a long
examination, occupying nearly all the
morning. Upon his direct examination
as a witness for the contestant, he was
asked tho usual hypothetical questions
about tbe two wounds in the woman,
one in ber chest, and the other in ber
! bead, and the one wound in the hua
! band's head, and gave it as bio opinion
tbat she might have survived a few
minutes after being shot and he died
instantly.
The expert was obliged on cross-ex
amination to tell all he knew about tbe
heart and the brain and used terms
which puzzled all hands. There was
much difficulty in framing the hypo
thetical questions bo as to permit them
to be answered over tbe fire of objec
) tinns which poured in.
E. W. Noyee, A. Perpicb, I. Cohn,
Samuel Prager, John Roberts aud A.
Vignolo testified tbat they had known
Luco Sciscich many years, and that he
was over 60 years of age.
Anna Cupleta testilied that Mrs. Scis
cish told her two years before her death
that she was 33 ytars old.
Dr. F. K. Airißworth was recalled, and
\ testified more fully as to the autopsy he
j held on tbe bodies, but his testimony
was to the same effect as given before,
tbat Mrs. Sciscich survived net more
than two or tbree minutes after being
.shot and possibly less.
Tbis closed the case for the day and
the jury was excused until Tuesday
morning, when the trial will be re
sumed.
THE CITY OF PARIS.
Another Gain Week at Thin Popular
I>ry Goofli Honge.
The special Saturday night sales at
tbe above reliable establishment is
playing havoc with neighboring fake
Btores, who advertise goods that they
have not got and at the prices quoted.
Again last evening the City of Paris was
crowded to the doors with eager pur
chasers who know a good thing when
tbey see it, and the good thing at pres
ent is the elegant line ot goods being
disposed of at this well known dry goods,
house at such remarkably low prices.
There was no diminish to the number of
people who attended the great Creditor's
Sale the past week who all expressed
themselves as more than satisfied with
their purchases, and who have bo in
formed their neighbors, and aa a result
it is tbe universal sentiment that no
such Bale baa been offered the Los An
geles public. The sale will continue
until everything is sold. No deception
practiced here, tbe goode and urices
speak for themselves, and the people
who buy them substantiate all that l
City of Paris advertise. You can r
assured that no false representations
are uaed to get anyone into the stow.
Everything is as represented and this is
what the public ere looking for, and
that is why this legitimate creditor*
sale is meeting with such unbounded
success.
Nov Ylen.ua Buffnt.
The large audiences every night never
decrease. Crowded houses is the motto
and the splendid programme is the
reason for attracting the people. The
usual first-class entertainment, ia given
every evening, and the New Vienna is
tbe place to go if you want lo en toy
yourself for a couple oi hours.
All persona are warned against con
tributing money to send patients to pre
tended Keeley cures. There is but one
genuine Keeley institute in Southern
California, and tbat is located at River
side. The city office \n room o">, New
Wileou bbck. Ben P. Bunkle, genera!
agent.
For a good table wine.order our Sonoma
Zinfaudol ,it 50c per gal. T. Vache& Co.,
cor. Commercial and Alameda. Tel. ."'.'U.
Thirty dollars allowt l tor old Davis
sewing machines. Drop postal card to
228 South Main etreet.

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