Newspaper Page Text
AGUILAR CLAIMS AN ALIBI.
The Second Act in the Tragedy of Wednesday. The Man Charged With Burning His Wife Lodged In Jail. Arretted at HI, Flace In Anahalm While Working—Ho I'roteata 111, Inno oeuoe—A Lynching Penred. The Btory. Aguilar, who is charged with having caused his child-wife's death by throw ing some kind of inflammable material upon ber, waa arrested at Anaheim yes terday and brought to thia city and lodged in the county jail laet night. The arrest was made at Kraemer's ranch, about six miles east of Anaheim, by Constable John Lmdle. Agnilar of fered no resistance. Sheriff Cline received word abont 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning to tbe effect that Aguilar was at Kraemer's ranch and would be arrested. Deputies W. H. Cliuo and M. T. Bowler immediately left by the 11 o'clock train for Anaheim. They reached the town about noon, and inquiry de veloped the fact that Auuilar had not yet been brought in irotn the ranch. A large crowd, composed both of town people and residents lrom the outside districts was gathering, so the deputise thought that Constable Landle would not, bring Aguilar into Anaheim. Accordingly Mr. Cline drove ever to Fullerton thinking to catch Landle and his prisoner and leaving Bowler to discu»e the price of hemp with the crowd. It was Mr. Cline'a in tention to have put Aguilar on the train at lullerton so as to avoid the Anaheim people. IIX WAS NOT THERE. - On reaching Fullerton he found that tbe desired parties had not been seen. He soon received a message from Ana heim, stating that Landle had arrived with hia prisoner. Mr. Cliue then re turned aud met them. Aguilar was brought into Anaheim between 4 and 5 o'clock and was greeted by a large crowd. lib wae not locked up but waa kept on the street until truiu time. BAYS HK IS INNOCENT. The preponderance of opinion was that he wae innocent. Mr. Cline, how ever, hardly knew how to take the crowd and assured them that Aguilar'e Wife was not dead, the true facts of which lie did not learn until he reached Los Angelee. HIS HOI'SE GUARDED. Constable Landle had a number of deputies guarding Arguilar'a house nil Ol Wednesday Bight, and they eluim that he did not come iv or go out during that time. In some manner, however, he eluded them in the morning and hitched up a four-horse team to haul grain. When caught be was driving the load to Olive mills. As tbe coustable did cot care to compel him to desert tbe team, be was allowed to go to the mill end unload. He then drova back to Kraemer's ranch aud was taken to Ana heim. BN ROUTE TO TIIK CITY. The two Los Angelea deputies took care ol Aguilar and got on the 5:;i0 p. iv. train to come to this city. They were accompanied by Benjamin Kr,;e nier, brother of Aguilar'seniployer, Jose Maria Agnilar, brotbur of the accused, and Jesue Corona, v friend of Aguilar. Mr. Cline* had received information that tbey would probably bo received by a large crowd hero, so he need a little Btrategy in getting the prisoner safely in the county jail. The Southern California railroad's tracks run parallel with tbe Los Angeles river from Manhattan junction, two miles out, clear to La <iramie, depot. The situation waß explained to the con ductor, who stopped tbe train at Sov enth street and allowed the deputies, the prisoner and bis friouds to alight. The crowd immediately marched np Seventh street clear irom the river to Main etreet, where tbey took a Main street car north. A CROWD IN WAITING. There was quite a crowd waiting at the junction of Main, Temple and Spring streets, so Cline told Bowler to go ahead with Aguilar'a brother, as some body in the crowd would be sure to know and follow him. Bowles and the false Aguilar struck up Temple street," followed by the crowd, while Cline and Aguilar lagged behind. BY THE SIDE DOOB. Bowler went up the court house Bteps to the front door, drawing nearly all oi the crowd after him. (During this little coup Cline went clear up Temple etreet and brought bis prisoner into the jaii by the side entrance. When at the door he told Aguilar of hiß wife's death. Tbe man showed no 'emotion, and exclaimed in Spanish: "Poor thing; bow did she come to get herself mixed up so?" AGUILAR INTERVIEWED. Ho wae taken into the office and searched, and allowed to rest before being locksd up. While here he was questioned by a HitRALD-representative. Aguilar, however, refused to throw any light upon the tragedy other than to assert his innocence and his ability to prove au alibi. He is quite a large, heavy set man, ■over medium height, with dark com plexion and eyes and black, curly hair, 'His forehead is very narrow, his face ie ■full, and in general appearance be is not such a fiend as would be looked for to commit euch a crime ac that with which he is charged. His manner was certainly not that of a criminal, and he did not appear to have paesed any recent sleepless nights. He frequently laughed, and seemed to be not in tho least cast down over hia arrest. He doea not understand En glish well. "Aguilar, what have you to say in re gard to the charge against you?" asked tbe reporter. "What charge?" "That yon threw oil over your wife." "I am innocent. I have not been in Los Angelee for over two weeks and know nothing abont it." "If you did not do it, who do you tiink did?" "Oh, I do not know." "Are the reasons for your wife leaving ton, as printed in the papers, true?" He did not appear to understand the Question as put this way, but in answer o its being put another way, he said : 'She left me, I don't know why." "I can prove," he continued, "that I have been on the ranch all of the time, and bave some papers which I will show the court." He here drew from his coat pocket two papers, which were affidavits irom certain residents of Anaheim claiming that he was on the ranch Wednesday. After several other questions Aguilar turned and said: "Who are yon, that you ask me all of these questions? Wait until I go into court, and then ask me." He then relapsed into silenco in regard to tbe charge, and would make no further statement. He was locked up in cell No. 1 of the tanks, and all admittance to him was denied for the night. WHAT A FRIEND HAYS. Among those who came up with Agui lar was Benjamin Kraemer. The latter was interviewed in regard to tbe case. "I bave known Aguilar," said Mr. Kraemer, "for nearly 20 yeare, and feel positive that ha is not the pen-on to commit such a crime. He is being per secuted, and can moreover prove that he was on the ranch all of Wednesday. There will be any number of reputable persons who will swear that tbey saw him there. I ate dinner with him my self on Wednesday at noon, as did my brother, Edward M. Kraemer, Jobat If. Strentur and Messrs. Bennerscbeidt, Lele and Herman Bennerscheidt, three me chanics from Anaheim, who were re pairing the well and who have also made affidavit to having seen him. "Aguilar has not been away from the ranch since ho was up here for sending these letters through the mail. "I have known hie wife since she waa a little child and know the inside history of the marriage. He did not maltreat or abuse her as he is not that kind of a man." "Perhaps a third party caused the separation," waa suggested. "Yes," replied Mr. Kraemer signi ficantly, "and a fourth. I know come facte about this case which will astonieb some pftiplu if I tell them. Agnilar can get all of the bail that he needs." Mr, Kraemer refused to state the na ture of hiß facta but again reiterated his belief in Aguilar'a innocence. Thie opinion seems to be the general belief among the people who have known Aguilar at Anaheim. The following dispatch was received by the Herald yesterday from Henry Kucnel, editor of tbe Anaheim Gazette: Anaheim, Cal., Dec. 7.—See my As sociated Press dispatch about tbe Aguilar case. Aguilar ia entirely innocent and il being persecuted. He has an alabi. DEATH OF MRS, AOUILAIt. Mre. Aguilar died early yesterday morning, after suffering untold agony. It was a wonder that she lived as long as she did. THE 1 Null EST. An inquest was held upon the body of the unfortunate girl at Orr & Co's at 4:30 o'clock yesterday, by Coroner Cates. Eliza Silvan, a sister of the deceased, was the tirst witness called. She testi fied that four days after the girl had left Aguilar and returned to her parents, he went to the house and threatened to kill ber if she did not live with him. She testified to tbe burning of her sister as already published; heard tho burning girl cry out, "Aguilar, you un grateful wretch; you burned me. 1 will catch you." Mre. Mary Gregg, of 1706 New Main etreet, testified to being present and saw the girl rush into the etreet afire. Tho burning girl told tbe witness that Aguilar had burned her; that in coming to town he met her at tbe corner of Wilhart and Kuhrts streets and threat ened to kill her if ehe did not live with him. J. M. Gantry testified to having j thrown quilts around tbe girl when Bhe 1 rushed into the etreet. out never heard .W'.u!ar'a name mentioned. He never caw Aguilar. Dr. Wernigk gave testimony to tbe effect that he hid examined the girl as to her ;rjßri93.J He atated that sue was terribly lilliwart. co -umckao thai death resulted from no other cause. The | back was terribly roasted, and she was burned from the neck to tbe laet. Deputy District Attorney Daviß : testified to the fact that Mrs. ' Aguilai made an ontimortem statement to him to the Hi': et that Aguilar threw i some burning fluid upon her. She made a lengthy statement to him of tbe affair, the most oi which has been published. TUB VERDICT. The coroners jury rendered a verdict to tho effect that Mrs. Aguilar came to her death by her hußhand, Abram Aguilar, throwing burning oil or other fluid upon her. Excitement was at fever heat over tbe revolting crime, and there were threats of lynching. This would not have been justifiable in face of tbe fact that Aguilar and his friends are willing to swear an alibi. assert i;is Innocence. Tbe following dispatch was received by the Herald last nigbt: Anaheim, Cal., Dec. 7. —The friends and neighbors of Abram Aguilar are satisfied that a deep-laid plot, set by bis wife's family, exists in working against bim. He is accused of setting fire to his wife in Los Angeles, at noon yesterday, when, in fact, he was laboring on a ranch near Anaheim at the very hour when the woman was burning. Aguilar whs eating his dinner with four com panions, reputable citizens of the com munity, who bave sworn to affidavits protesting his innocence. That Aguilar ie innocent of the terri ble charge against him, his friends here, who have known him for a score of years, fully believe. No grounds exist for his arrest, yet he is taken from work and cast in jail. The cause of it is a plot on the part of his wife's family. Aguilar was arrested while on his way to the Olive mill, with a load of wheat, this morning. He worked all day yes terday with a number of companions and ate his dinner with them. He could not have been in Los Angeles, and was not seen by his wife, as she is reported to bave eeid. He arose at 4 o'clock and at daylight set out for the mill with Kd Kraemer, with whom he had been work ing. He came to Anaheim immediately ou being arrested, and was taken to Los Angeles this afternoon by officers. Aguilar was recently arrested on the charge of sending obscene letters to bis wife, and was acquitted. He can neither read nor write. At the trial his mother in-law was beard to say in Spanish that she would bave vengeance. Recently she and ber daughter were herereoueet iug Aguilar to take his wife back.' He refused to have anything to do with her, and tbe couple left. Aguilar is here considered a persecuted man and en tirely innocent of both charges brought against him. Do You Want a Stove? Then see tbe Glenwood before buying. It will positively save you iorty per cent in fUel; all the latest improvements. W. C. Furrey Company, sole agents for Southern California, 159 and 101 North Spring street. Dr. D. 8. DlfTenbaoher, Dentist. No. 110- i 8. Spring street; rooms 1 and 5. LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8, 1803. JOHN BRADBURY'S WEDDING. Peculiarly Anxious About the Date Being Known. More of the Features of the Sudden Elopement. Tbe Groom Had a Itlg Roll of Killa aud Paid Everybody Wall Sl ept tha Mlnlatar—Goaslp About the Matter. San Francisco Chronicle: The hasty marriage of John T. 3radbury and Miss Lucy Banning in Oakland on Monday night cansed a sensation among the friends of the young couple, because it was known by many that the match was not approved of by tbe relatives of the contracting parties. The more the marriage is investigated the more mystery seems to surround tbe whole affair. Mr. Bradbury was a jolly hoy at his own wedding, and bis conduct attracted tbe attention of everybody who had anything to do with him. The bride groom is the Bon ot the late Los Angeles capitalist, L, L. Bradbury, who, prior to his death, started the gigantic Bradbury block, now nearins; completion, and who altogether left a vast estate. The young man came in for his share of the prop erty, and of late he has been living like a prince. His escapades have been pub lished to the world, partly in connection with the notorious Viscountess de Henriot, or Vesta Hastings. While in Oakland he squandered money among tbe boys, but when it came to settling up with tbe church it is said that he did not have a dime to sparo. Mrs. Lucy Banning Kradbury is an ac complished y .mug lady, and she is as pretty as a picture. At the same time she is by no means lacking in brains. That is tbe statement made by those who watched her Monday night when she was preparing for the hasty mar riage. Kradbury did not have to do any leading to the altar. The bride seemed to be perfectly self-possessed. She Is she daughter of the late well-known Southern California capitalist, General Phineas Banning, tong of Wilmington, but later of Los Angeles. He was the founder of the Wilmington Transporta tion company, having headquarters in picturesque harbor of San Pedro, and owned ranches and town property in different eections ef the state, lie had a fine country reeidence at Wilmington, and about the time of the Los Angeles boom build a oalatial house in tbe most fashionable part of Los Angeles. The millionaire died some years ago, leaving a widow and a number of children, all now grown and well known in the state, the sons of which there are three, being successors in the business. These are Captain Hancock Banning and Joseph and William Banning. Besides tbe sons and the young lady, who haß just become Mra. John Bradbury, there ie a sister, Miss Mary Banning, older than Miss Luck. Both the young ladies have re cently spent some time in Paris and other parts of the continent. Miss Mary had some aspirations for the stage at that time. The yonng ladies remained abroad something over a year, and re turned to Los Angeleß some eight months ago. Soon after this, as is recalled, young John Bradbury began to nay the young lady attention. This was about tbe time, or a little later, that the young man was feeling the grip of the Vis countess de Henriot letting up on him. She had, according to the tales of that time, got a great deal of money out of him.- She went east, after a series of escapades at Los Angeles and at tbe Palace and else where in this city, but returned again to l.os Angelee to meet Bradbury. The guileless countess remained there some time, Her visits caused euch commo tion that Misa Jennie Wineton, a young lady of the southern metropolis, to whom Bradbury bad previously become engaged, promptly dispatched him the engagement ring and various gifts. Something over a week ago yonng Bradbury one evening strode into the Palace and recorded hia name, Some where near tbe same time the young lady, now his wife, was mentioned in the Bociety columns as having appeared at a reception, in which ehe assisted some young ladies, and afterward she appeared to have been tbe guest of the family of S. G. Murphy, the banker. But notwithstanding all this, it was said yesterday thst the relatives of the contracting parties had been surprised by their absence, and had kept the wires hot in order to rind out where they were. It is said that he sent a telegram south to his relatives informing them of his whereabouts, and asking them ii he married the girl of hia choice would ev erything be all right. He wae quickly informed by them that it would be all right, and so the yonng man wae braced up for tho final move. In the meantime Mies Banning found hereeU in a Decu liar position. She was in Oakland, a city strange to her. She was far from home. George Dunham, the old trusted hack man, wae called into reqnisition, and to him waa confided the iact that the mar riage was to take place. He is a good band at keeping a secret, for ho arranged all the preliminaries without letting any one know who the parties were. When seen by a Ohronicle reporter yesterday Mr. Dunham wrapped himself up in mystery abont the marriage and gave the impression in a very broad way that it was one of the nicest-planned elope ments that it bad ever been his good fortune to be connected with. "It was one of the squarest hanls I have ever done since I have been in the business," said Dunham, "and I have been a hack man a great many years. I know young Bradbury very well. I bave nothing to tell, only that the young fellow is married and I was one of bis witnesses. I made the haul, and as I told you it was one of the squares! hanls ever made in thia town, and a lively one at that. lam not going to tell where they came from or anything about it." Tbe bridegroom was a blood and he wanted everybody to know it. When he went to pay $2 lor hia marriage license he hauled a roll oi bills ont of his pocket and commenced to finger them over. "He's got the dough," remarked one of the byetanders. Bradbury said never a word, but con tinued fingering tbe roll of bills, which in ail,must et least have amounted to $1000. At last be found a small bill among tbe roll and he paid for the license. As a matter of fact, money flowed like water for a time. "Letnseee what date is this," said Bradbnry. "Yes, December 4th. That is the day that this license must go on record, and there will be no mistake abont it." He was assured that the stub on the mairiage license-book would speak the truth lor all years to come. This state ment did not please the young man, nor did it please his lady-love. "This license must be dated Decem ber 4th," said he, with great stress on the 4th. The couple took the license book and for themselves they saw that the proper date had been placed on the stub. Now why the couple were just so particular about that date is not known, but there is certainly a story behind that little episode. The clerk nor any one else conld not learn that secret. "The marriage must go forth to tbe world on December 4th," said the young man. "We bave reasons why we de sire it to be known to tbe world. It must go out this night we are married." Having seen that tbe license and everything was dated all right, tbe yonng man and his lady-love seemed to be quite relieved. Tbey then had busi ness with tbe minister, and Rev. Akerly, pastor of St. John's Episcopal church, was called upon to officiate. He gave up his parlors to tbe couple and tbey used his light. In fact the old gentleman did everything possible to make it pleasant lor the couple. He married them as re quested after asking the unual ques tions. Last night Dr. Akerly was seen at his home and be eaid that he knew nothing of the history oi the couple, but he supposed that it waa an elopement of come kind. The parties were of age, he eaid, and they had a right to get mar ried. The minister bad made the fol lowing record of the marriage: Married—December 4, 1093, at S p. ra.,atihe residence of 11. AKerly at Oakland, Cal., John T. Bradbury and Lucy Banning. W>tue«ses— George Pblneaa Dunham and Morris K. Akerly. Groom—Bom January 22, 1872, at Muzulan. Mexico; aon of Louis Leonard firadbury af Buneor, Me., and Slmona, nee Martinez, of Alazatlan, Mexico, bis n'lfe. Bride—Born February 11, 1875, at Wilming ton, Loa Angelea county, Cal.: daughter of ) hiueas Banning of Wilmington, Del., and Mary, nee I 101 l later, of Ohio, bis wife. The marriage ceremony boing over, tbe groom whispered in the gray-haired minister's ear: "When are you going to be home to morrow ?" asked the groom. "Ah, I will be home up to 2 o'clock," replied Dr. Akerly. "Very well; I will be around to see you," replied Bradbnry. The groom made no offer to pay the minister for his trouble, although be had the big roll of bills in bis inside pocket. He bad spent a good deal of his coin with tbe boys. Father Akerly waited patiently all day yesterday for the groom to put in an appearance and keep bis date, but tbe young man came not. "1 guess be is one of those fellows tbey sing about, 'he never came back,'" remarked Dr. Akerly. "I guess he does not intend to Day tbe minister. He just asked me what hour I was going to be home today, and that was all he said about pay. Well, I guess it is all right." It turned out that Bradbury had money for everybody else but tbe aged minister. Aa a matter of fact Dr. Akerly never expects the young man to return. He haa already counted his fee up to profit and loss. Tbe young man's wish has been grati fied, for it has been published to the world that he wedded Miss Lucy Ban ning on December the 4th. KILLED BY A FALL. OTTO PAULING CRUSHED WHILE PAINTING A ROOF. Tha Deceased Le«v«« six Children, a Wlfa and Ag;ed Father, of Whom Ha Was tha Only Support. Otto Pauling, a painter living near Pico and San Pedro streets, was killed yesterday at 11 o'clock by falling from the roof of County School Superintend ent Seaman's house on Scarf street near Twenty-third. He was upon a ladder which was standing upon a flat roof. There was nothing to bold tbe ladder and in mov ing upon it he caused it to slip. Paul ing fell to tbe eldewalk below, about 15 feet. A painter named Hensen ran to bis assistance but found him almost beyond human aid. A large gash was cut in the top of Pauling's head and blood was flowing from his ee.rs and nostrils. He was removed to the receiving hos pital and attended by Dr. Bryant, but all to no avail. lie died before 12 o'clock. A sad scene was witnessed when the wife and aged father of tbe deceased called at the hospital. They broke com pletely down, and had to be removed. Pauling leaves six children, of whom he was tbe only support. The deceased was 38 yean of age. He was a member of the painters' union, which organization sent a committee to lend assistance to the family of the deceased brotber. THE FEDERAL COURTS. Henry Stanley Honorably Acqnlttad. Mew Suits Instituted. In the United States district court yeeterday, the case of Henry J. Stanley on a charge of prying into the secrets of a man named Teutscbel, by opening a letter addressed to him, wae concluded, and the jury acquitted him. He was thereupon discharged. Tbe case against Florencio Estrada, on a charge of celling liqnor to Indians, was, on motion of the United States attorney, dismissed. William E. Savage yesterday filed papers in the circuit court against Wil liam G. Worsham, to cancel patent and obtain full possession of homestead No. 2613, being tbe senthwest quarter of section 22, township 2 south, range 11 west, S. B. M., situated in this county. A. Brill, a citizen of San Francisco, filed a complaint in the circuit court against W. H. Tuthill of thia city for damages in the asm of $30,000, for in fringing on bis, plaintiff's, invention of an improvement in treadles for sewing machines, for which be holds letters patent. Awarded Highest Honors World's Fair. The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.—No Ammonia; No Alum. Used in Millions of Homes— m Years trie Standard. THE POISON WAS HANDY. JOHN OAVENAIWH. KILI-S HIMSELF BY TAKING ATKOt'U. The Buttle Carelessly Left la the Sick Alan** Itoom at the County Hospital Yesterday. John Cavenaugh, a patient at the county hospital, died at 9 o'clock yes terday morning from an overdose of atropria. Whether it was taken with suicidal intent ia not known, though Hie evidence at the inqueat last night went to ehoTv that it might bave been purely accidental. The inquest was held by Coroner Cates at Orr <fc Co.'s at 7 :JM o'clock. Martin Hagan, county physician, tes tified that be had prescribed a cough syrup containing morphia, which had been ÜBed by Cavenaugb, who had gone to the hospital suffering from consump tion. Dr. Hagan testified that he had aided in restoring Cavenaugh from what he supposed was an overdose of the cougli mixture. Later he was called in and found him suffering from atrophiue poisoning. Tbe bottle containing the atropia was left in the ward when they had attended him for the morphine sickness. Cavenaugb drank of the atropia, which he asked the nurses what it was. The bottle was plainly labelled poison and it must have been the extreme carelessness of Cavenaugb that he drank it, unless he intended to kill himself. Dr. Parsons, assistant physician at the hospital, testified in sub stance to the facts given by Dr. Hagan and tbe nurses, and when questioned by one of tbe jury, admitted that it was through carelesanese that the poieon was left in the sick mane ward. The coroner's jury rendered a verdict to the effect that JoQn Covenaugb, aged 60, came to bis death by his own hand, by taking atropia. No blame was attached to the attend ing physicians. THE PARK COMMISSION. Some Itoutlne Slattern Disposed of—ripe for Stygian I'ark. There was a meeting of the park com missioners yesterday morning, Mayor Rowan and Messrs. Hubbell, Mosmer, Cross and Pinney being present. The first business before tbe board wae the consideration of the bids for pipe to the botanical gardens in Elysiau park. The bid of J. D. Hooker for 4000 feet of two-inch pipe at $10.28 per 100 feet was accepted, the superintendent being directed to lay it. On motion tbe city engineer was re quested to present plans and specifica tions for the completion of the dam in Hollenbeck park, and an estimate of tbe cost. A proposition from Mr. Townee, civil engineer, to make a topographical sur vey and maps of Elysian park was laid over for one week. The board distributed iron seats still remaining an follows : Plaza, 6; Central paTk, 13; Prospect, (>; Echo, (i; Hollen beck, 6, and Westlake, 6. The matter of the bide for a new boat bouse was not considered at the meet ing. CO. AS ENTERTAINMENT. The Preparations Indicate a . Superb Affnir Tonight. Last night found tha members ol Company A bard at work again, getting the decorations in shape for this even ing's entertainment. All is now com plete except some finishing touches that will be given today. There was another rehearsal of the calcium light effects on the great Yo semite falls picture, which is now com plete. Everything was found to be in satisfactory order. This evening the apparatus for the rain effect upon the picture will be shown for the first time. Mr. Lemos will also add an effect of spray rising from the foot of the falls. The volume of running water will also be increased, so that a perfect repre sentation is confident predicted. The invitation committee finds its labors will be continued up to this even ing, as many requests vere compelled to be laid over from sheer lack of time to get them into the mails. A SERIOUS RUNAWAY. Two Ladles Thrown From v Buggy and Bitdiy iDjurod. Mrs. Began, of Ann street, and Mrs. Houseclive, aged 60, were thrown from a runaway carriage on Kuhrts street yesterday and were seriously injured. Mrs. Regan eustained a frightful cut, extending from the left eye to the top of the head, the wonnd laying the flesh open to tbe skull. Mrs. Houseclive was hurt internally •nd under tbe left arm. The ladies were assisted to the resi dence of Mrs. Whitbam, near by, where their wounds were dressed. Deputy District Attorney Davis and Deputy Sheriff Cline lent all assistance possible to the injured persons. Nntlvo Sons Blect o moors. Los Angeles parlor No. 45, Native Sons oi tbe Golden West, held its semi annual election of officers last night. The following officers were elected : Past president, Dr. D. W. Edelmar.; president, Harry F. Adler; hrat vice president, E. Germain; second vice president, A. Roth ; third vice president, E. H. Schrabel; recording secretary, Homer 0. Katz (re-elected); treasurer, J. A. Bernal; financial secretary, S. M. Levy; marshal, A. C. Erode; trustee, A. Libroader; surgeon, Dr. D. W. Edel man; bietorian, J. H. Norton. Tbe meeting was one of the largest in the history of the parlor, and each election was hotly contested. Los An geles parlor No. 45 is now the best parlor south of San Francisco and grow ing rapidly. Mr. Tom Grant, tbe insurance man of San Francisco, is again in the city. His headquarters are at tbe press club. -*i T* he. , Busy Bee SHOE HOUSE. The balance of the Fitzhenry stock that we bought at Sheriffs sale will be slaughtered without any regard to the original cost. Mr. Fitzhenry kept the best makesof Ladies', Gents'and Chil dren's Shoes, so you may be sure that you will get some royal bar gains. 0 OTHDCQ 201 N. SPRING. LOIUKIO 255 S. SPRING. WM. O'REILLY. MONEY Bafnly and profitably inveV.trt i<>r all c'fts»es of investor!, without MEMMt. AU i- 'in-, approved by'our Leaiii ig Hoard, wbota experience and no.jnd jr.djjnient, m: quired by loaning mlllione, are of Incalculable ralue to louucip. Good ratei now o tiered. SECURITY LOAN & TRUST CO. 223 S. SPRING ST., I_OS ANQELE3. M. W. STIMSON, Prea't. 0. 3. CRISTY, V.-Prea't. J. M. ELLIOTT, Treaa. W. B, McVAY. Aa;! tttnt Secretary. Director!—J. SI. Illtott, A. E. Pomeioy, C. AT. Stim«on, C. 8. Cristy, E. L. Farri?, M. W. Stimson 12-8-eod lm THOS. B.CLARK, -REAL ESTATE AND GENERAL— AUCTIONEER. — i i DEALER IN NEW & SECOND-HAND SAFE S, 232 W. FIRST ST. MATLOCK & REED, AUCTIONEERS, 426 AND 428 S. SPRING STREET, DEALERS IN NEW and SECOND-HkND FDRNITDRE If yon want to sell Furniture, If you want to bat Furniture, If you want tpexchange Furnitur?, II you want a Folding Bed, call on Matlock & Reed., 420 and 42!! S. Spring St. Telephone 623. Auction Sale! Furniture, Carpels, 4c. *We are Instructed by Mr. W. P. Schiosser to diposeofby auction, at our salesrooms, 413 South spring etreet, on TUtiSDAY, December 12th, at 10 a.m., ID assorted Chamber Suits, Mattresses, Boddin«, htoves, Chairs, Tabtes, 3 Folding Bed-, Brussels, Mequette r.nd Ingrain Carpets, etc. STEVENS & BROWN AUCTIONEERS. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ *♦♦«•♦♦♦♦♦*♦ I Midwinter Fair | | SuHsTnT Overcoats f $To OP. Per f TJCC Than Any ♦ Order Cent LOOJ Otb..r Tailor ♦ ♦ Perfect Fit or No Sale. JOE POHEIMI ♦ ♦ ♦ THE TAILOR, ♦ J 149 S. SPRING STREET. | ♦♦» »♦♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦»♦♦»♦♦♦♦»»♦ New Vienna buffet," Court at., bet Main and Spring sts. F. KERKOW, Propiietor. Free Refined Entertainment livery Event g Irom 7:30 until 12, ar>d RUnrlay Matinee Irom I to 4 p.m. ONLY ON* WEEK, Engagement Eztraordlnaiy aud direot Impor poriatlon of tbe Wor.d's greuti-st Jii|»auese Magicians and Juggler*, AN DO AND OM M F£.. Firat Appearance in Los t ngelca of the Night ingale, MISS KOBA CLEMEN- li Sjventh Wee* ot the Clever Li.tie MISS ANTON IE GREVE. Fine Commercial Lunch dally. Meats ala carte at»'l hours. 3-14 ly AMUSKittISNTS. li Under direction ol Al liny man. H. C. WYATI', Manager. Two Nights and Matinee, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, Deo. It, 15 and 16, Grand Bpectaculur and military enter talnataat, CO l_U MBIAI For the benefit of FRANK BARTLETT MON-UM3NT FUND, Under the auspices <.' the lumen & Logan L rti avo. Entire entertainment un;lor the direction of Prof. HtfNaV'J.'Kßioiart. Usual pi ices—.fil, 75c, 50c. 2Ao, Children 5 to 12 years 50c and v:so. for Matinee only. Box otiice opeu at tl a.m. Wcdnesd ty, Decent ber 13. la-13 lit IN (Under direction of Al Havman.) H. C. WYATT, - - MANAGER 3-NIGHTS ONLY-3 Monday, Tuesday .Wednesday DECEMBER 11, 12 & 13. MISS CLARA LIPMAN, LOUIS MANN And Company In Mrs. D. F. Verdennl's Three- Act Comedy, The Laughing Girl. Regular prices— sl, 75c, 50c and 25c. Heats on sale Saturday, Dec. 0, at 9 a.m. B URBANE TiiEAlEit, Miin it., bet. Fifth and Sixth sts. Fbbd A. Coopek, Dir.-ctor. MONDAY EVr., DECEMBER 4, Every evening during the week ana Saturday .Matinee, Grand production of Shakespettre's immortal tragedy of RICHARD 111. MR. DARRELL VINTON Iv his renown'd portrayal of RICHARD. DUKE OF CiLOcTER, Supported by tae entire Coorstt Uompa.ny of I j l* v Kits. few and beautiful scenery. Numerous \ux llliarle". Gorgeous and glit erlng eostuinos. Matinks Saturday at 2 1". M. Popular rrices—ls, 20 and 30e, Box keats, 50 and "sc. Do3r» cpeii at 7:15; curtain rises s:I r, sir ai p. ReserveJ seats on sale at the Box olliee one week in advance. 11-27 it -|y|CSIO HAH, Custer's Last Rally JOHN JIUI.VANKY'S GRAND PAINTING of the massacre on the tittle Big Hnu will bo exhibited in Los Angeles, eomni.ue.ag WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 0. ONLY OHASOU! ONLY CHANC*» To tee this celebrated piciure, which has era, ated a :<*n.«s:ion wUure.er exhibited. MUSIC iial!. daily Ifota 3 to 10 p ov Admission Esoi IK 3 td r-NITY CHURCH, Coruor Hill anil Thiidsts. AFTERNOON "POP" CONCERT, Saturday, Dbckmbxb 'jr.. at ii:3o r. Mm ..BY.. J. BOND F :ANCI iCO, Violiniat, v Misled >>y Miss N»-v' rTi' lioiTsciiAi.K . . Bopran* Mi:. .' st. Pnrrri Pianist Mi: Ha-ii-ky K. llamii.t 'N . . . Viola . .'.N.: -•■ U' T 1..1. J.U .X . . X'BllO Mi:, -i. H (3lack Violin ~ oomysuiauiil-- r. -n'.■ red by Mias Ma.y L. O'Dououai.U' Mid Ml»t trainee Francisco. Admission 50u. lls-S 7t 5