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THEY TOOK HIS WIFE AWAY.
Bathman's Peculiar Experience with a Mother-in-Law. An Amusing Case Before Judge Shaw Yesterday. He Loved M|« Wife and She Loved Him. bat Mer Parents Didn't Lots Bathmnu. so Bath man Got Left. An amusing case occupied Judge Shaw yesterday afternoon. Charles Bathman, a painter, brought habeas corpus pro ceedings for the purpose of compelling hia wife's parents to deliver up the afore said spouse. It tranapired from the evidence that the entire family, with the exception of the wife, had formed a prejudice against the unfortunate Bathman, more on ac count of bis inability to obtain work than anything else, for not one witness could allege anything detrimental to bis ebaraeter. Tbe wife herself ia somewhat vacillat ing, but evidently fond of ber much abused husband. Batbman went upon the witness stand and stated that when he first married hia wife tbey lived with her parents on Grand avenue. He wae unable to get much work, but paid his father-in-law for board and lodging. Finally hia mother-in-law and the old father caused ■o much trouble between his wife and himself that be made up hiß mind to leave, and engaged rooms at 236). South Spring street. lie had not been there very long be fore his mother-in-law appeared, and persuaded his wife that tbe witness waa not keeping ber in sufficiently luxurious style, and lorced tbe girl to go home with them. Since that time both tbe mother and father bad persistently refused to allow him to ace either hia wife or bis child. M rs. Dillman, who lived in tbe same bouae as Batbman and bis wife, testified that Mrs. Batbman always appeared very fond of her husband, and he of ber. Tbay appeared to be very happy and used to play about tbe passages like a couple of children. When Mrs. Batb inan'B patents persuaded tbe girl to leave her buaband, ahe seemed very un willing to go with tbem, but finally did ao, because, aa tbe witness thought, she waa afraid of them. Witness heard Mrs. Turner say to her daughter: "Don't you let bim persuade you, Flora; you come to your mother." Mrs. Browning, the landlady at 236> 4 South Spring etreet, declared that Mr. and Mrs. Bathman were undoubtedly very fond of one another. Batbman had been unlucky, said the witness, but he always paid up his rent and worked when he could. He neither drank, smoked nor played cards as far aa wit ness knew. "They had a lovely baby," continued tbe witness, "but since it has been away from its father it don't look bo bright, but perhaps we can put that down to teething." Here everybody including the judge took a look at the baby which evinced its embarrassment at so much concen trated notice by swelling it's infantile lungs in a protesting howl. Mrs. Anna Ritlor, Bathman's wife's sister, with a prejudice to iiathman was called. She led off by declaring that Bath man was a "bad, wicked thing." "Why do you say so?" asked Judg9 Shaw. Mrs. Ritter hesitated and then snapped ont: "Because he ain't got the right kind of temper to raise a family." Judge Sbaw again demanded her rea sons. "Well," said the witness, "one of my boys once called bim Dutcby and ha pulled hie ear, and once he trod on my little bov'a sore toe on purpose, so he did." As this was the full extent of Bath man's depravity, according to Mrs. Hit ter, Mrs. Turner, the mother of Bath man's wife, was called. She also declared that Bathman was a terribly wicked man, but ehe couldn't say why ehe thought so when asked by Judge Sbaw. She admitted persuading Mra. Bathman to leave her husband. Old Turner made a much more vin dictive witness aud called forth eeveral sharp reproofe from Judge Sbaw who plainly told him that a hußband bad the right at all times to ace and talk to hia wife and child. Mra. Batbman, tbe wife of the com plainant, was called. She is a plain young woman with* an expression which stamps her as being tbe vacillating person her father de declared her. She didn't care, ehe said, whether she lived with her huaband or her parents. She would like to please them both ii possible. Her bualiund always was fond of her and treated ber well. She would like to go back to him if it would make him any happier. At this remark Bathman looked up and smiled, and the baby seeing him for the first time crowed out, ".Dadda," but was immediately checked by the watch ful Mre. Turner. After bearing the evidence Judge Shaw ordered the Turners to refrain from keeping tha wife from her hus band, either by force or by undue influence. GOES HER ONE BETTER. Angle RennU Charged With Keeping a House of 111 Fame. Angie Rennis, a colored woman, waa arreated yesterday upon complaint of Rosina Smith, also a woman of color, charging her with keeping a house of ill fame. Tbe parties were in court only tbe day before, when Rosina Smith waa fined for battery upon tbe Rennie girl. Tbe parties are apparently trying to ace which can get the most revenge. WANTS A FRANCHISE. r, — A Petition to the Council for a New Street ltallroad. Yesterday S. Goodenow filed a petition with the city clerk asking the council for • franchise for a street railroad. The petition sets forth that the motor power ia td be either steam or electricity. The proposed route is as follows: Beginning at tne intersection of First and Hoover streets, thence along Hoover street to Seventh street, thence east on Seventh atreet to Alvarado atreet. Make Tour Wife Happy By buying a beautiful Glenwood stove. The best in tbe world in every respect. Tbey are beauties.. To be seen only at tbe W. 0. Furrey company, 159 and 161 Sarins atreet. WIGGINS AT SAN BERNARDINO. Other Matters Abont the Midwinter Fair. Mr. Frank Wiggins, superintendent ol the Southern California exhibits at tbe Midwinter fair, went to San Bernardino yesterday to confer with the various chairmen of that district. Already inquiries for space in tbe Southern California building bave been received. The paintings sent to the world's fair by tbe Loa Angeleß artists have been returned to tbe city and can be had on application to Mr. Wiggins. Captain W. H. A. Thompson, the world's fair superintendent of Ventura county's exhibit, has returned from Chi. cago and ie in the city attending to returning that county'a exhibit. J. C. Joplin, manager of Orange coun ty's exhibit at the world's fair, was a visitor of the chamber of commerce yesterday. He may possibly be em ployed at the midwinter fair. Before leaving Chicago Mr. Wiggins was presented with a handsome re minder of tbe fair. The various workers under him give him a handsome gold headed cane, suitably inscribed. A lit tle dinner company was held, during which Mr. Clio Lloyd of Santa Barbara made the presentation speech, and pro ceeded to cane Mr. Wiggins's back. Another pleasant act at tbe close of the fair was tbe banquet given by the California atate commissioners to the workers in the building. About 100 covers were placed, each person was presented with a handsome souvenir book of world's fair views. A fine menu wae enjoyed, after which a genuine re union and California love feast was held. MR. AND MRS. BRADBURY. THEY RETURN FROM SAN FRAN CISCO YESTERDAY. Welcomed With Warmth by Members or Their Family—Mr. Bradbury Out lines Mis Plans for the Future. Mr. and Mra. John Bradbury returned from San Francisco yesterday with the groom's mother. They were met at tbe Arcade depot by Mra. Banning and Miss Banning, where a warm welcome was extended to the bride and groom. In an interview in a San Francisco paper Mr. Bradbury made the following statements in regard to hia affairs : "There ia no truth in the statement that I waa anxious about the date of the marriage license," he said yesterday afternoon, "and though I didn't pay Rev. Mr. Ackerly that evening, I mailed bim a hundred-dollar bill next day." Tbe young man and bis sweetheart did not elope together from Loa Angeles. Mias Banning; came to this city ostensi bly to visit friends two or three weeks ago. During most of the time before the wedding she stayed with the family of S. (i. Murphy, tbe banker. Young Bradbury arrived here last Thursday, Recording to previous arrangement, and, ac there was parental opposition to the match, they just went off and got quiet ly and surely married without letting any of Mies Banning's friends know any thing about it. Tbe marriage waa a great surprise in Lob Angeles social circles, where the couple are known, bnt the surprise was lessened by the knowledge tbat tbey had been engaged for several months, though the engagement waß understood to have been broken off. Miss Banning is a pretty and accomplished young lady of high social standing, and ia a daughter of the late l'hineae Banning, who waa a millionaire. The three sons are well known business men in South ern California. Mias Lucy Banning and her sister, Miss Mary Banning, returned last July from a year's stay in Paris. It is interesting to know that young Bradbury is now talking about "settling down," and that in Ban Francisco. The young man Is only 22 years of age, but he intimates tbat bia wild oats are near ly eown. Ha will not do tbat settling down, however, until after hiß bridal tour, and tbat, be announces, is to be a whole year in length. "I will abandun all thought oi busi ness for a year, and we will just wander about the world wherever our fancy takes us," is the announcement he made yeeterday. "I will go to Los Angelea with my wife tomorrow to attend to a little business and then return here. On the 18th we will leave for Mazaltan on the Colima with my mother, two eistera and brother-in-law. I will at tend a stockholders' meeting of the 'Minas del Tajo' there, and when I get through with business my wife and I will start on our tour, either by way of Panama or by San Franciaco and China." LOWER CALIFORNIA. The Academy or Science*' l.tttest Search for Knowledge. San Diego Union: The Academy of Sciences has for eeveral successive years sent expeditions to Lower California for tbe purpose of collecting data and bo tanical and geological specimens, Bays the San Francisco Chronicle. Prof. Guatav Eisen bad charge of this year's venture, and having returned, lectured before the membera of the so ciety. The professor did not attempt to go into tbe details of his investigations and discoveries, but confined himself to a general description of tbe peninsula's mountains, valleys, vegetables, animal life and tbe like. First of all he said tbat with irriga tion Lower California oould be made one of tbe most productive spots in the world. Even as it is, a most extraordi nary growth ie to be found extending from the mountain peaks to the valleys.' The people there do not seem to appre ciate what tbey bave, and neglect every opportunity to improve their condition. They seem content to confine them selves almost exclusively to gathering and exporting tan bark, which that country produces in abundance and of a quality that is very much in demand. The lowlands are absolutely free from frosts andjare decidedly tropical. The mountains the proießsor considered tbe wildest and most difficult of ascension he ever encountered. They set well apart from each other and are almost perpendicular. Tbe exploring party brought home thousands of specimens of beetles, but terflies, snakes and lizards, moat of which are beidg distributed among noted specialists of the United States and Europe tor examination and reports. Among these specimens are many that have never been found elsewhere. •15 Reward. Off & Vaughn, druggists, corner Fourth and Spring atreeta, are authorized to re fund the above in any case that a tingle bottle of Smith's Dandruff Pomade faila to cure. Never known to fail. Try it. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 9. 1893. IT IS TURNED INTO MYSTERY. The Question Is, Did Aguilar Murder His WWW An Alibi Claimed for Mini and Given Considerable Support. The Declaration or His Dying Wife and the Statements of Kepntabto People Create Much Confusion. There were no new developments in tbe Aguilar case yesterday. Tbe man charged with so cruelly murdering bis wife walked the corridor of the county jail yesterday with a feeling of his real position which had not before come over him. He would say nothing further re garding the affair, except to maintain hiß innocence. Tbe mystery has become, apparently, impenetrable. There is strong belief that Aguilar is not guilty. This iB caused by the statement tiiat he was at Ana heim when the tragedy occurred. Yeeterday morning several citizens of Anaheim put in an appearance at the county jail and offered to goon Aguilar'a bond to any amount. Tbey also engaged tbe services of H. T. Gage to defend bim. Even the officers who made the ar reßt and were first calied into tbe case are completely at sea. On top of all thiß comes the dying declaration of the young wife. She and she alone, bow ever, ia tbe only one that can be found who claims that Agnilar was at the scene. TJie gentleman who threw tbe blanket about, the burning woman says positively that he did not see Aguilar nor any other man in the vicinity. The first report that a boy suw a man jump into a cart and drive away lacks confirmation. At least no such boy could be found by tbe coroner. A dispatch from Santa Ana says that the people of that city were much sur prised and horrified when they read the detailed account of the inhuman and fiendish treatment Aguilar dealt bis young wile. Agnilar was well known in this city, although he was raised in Anaheim and his present residence is on tbe H. K. Tuffree ranch iv the Placeutia. He bore a good reputation, was industrious and had accumulated some property. Notwithstanding the fact that he bore a good name, it waa known that there was a bad streak of blood tainting bis make-up, for bis brother Chappo stab bed a man to death in a bouse of ill repute, about 1877, in a very cold blooded fashion. Tbe people there do not take much stock in the statement made by Agui lar to tbe effect that he waa in tbe held plowing on the day that the brutal act waa committed, notwithstanding credi ble witnesses are reported aa having seen him on bis ranch at work. STEPHENS, His Adventures on His Way to Lower California* The announcement in the Hkrald a few daya ago bring'a ont in tbe San Diego "Union" the following about his movements in that city : At tbe late irrigation congress Stephens was on band with resolutions favoring the division of tbe state, and waa biased off the floor. This did not dampen hia ardor. When the irrigationists came here by invitation Stephens waa in tbe lot. He left hie wife and three children at home, and he brought bia spiritual guide, Mrs. Clery, whom he introduced as hia wife. Tbey returned to Los Angelea with tbe excursionists, but neither went borne. In a day or two they turned up in Sau Diego again, hav ing driven down in a livery rig which Stephens procured under the name of Cratty. The couple stopped at the Horton as man and wife, and so plausi ble waa the tale he told that the guilt less clerk lent him $20. Tbat money helped Stephens and Mra. Clery over the border. Tbey went to Ensenada by steamer, leaving tbe rig at tbe Union atablea in tbis city, where a bill rapidly grew, Stephens told bia wife's relatives here that he was hot on the trail of a land deal in Lower Califor nia, and a few daye after leaving be wrote to bis brother-in-law, Harry Overshiner, telling him to return the livery rig to Los Angeles. Young Over shiner drove tbe team back, and learned at the stable that a reward of $25 was offered for the return of the outfit, as the owner waa convinced that "Cratty" had stolen them. Tbe reward was paid to Overshiner upon proving tbat be was not connected with Cratty, except by marriage, and upon the assurance that probably even that slender tie would be severed aB quickly as the law would allow. The young man called' on his sister, Mra. Stephens, iiuding the house turned up-side down and the family destitute. Mrs. Stephens waß convinced oi the per fidy of her husband, and packed up aud came to her parents in thia city. Her brother said last night that ehe would apply for a divorce. She haa three children, -the eldest 14 years old. Stephens, she said, began to act strange ly about a year ago. The Clery woman called at their house occasionally aa a friend, under tbe name of Miss Allen, but the wife suspected nothing. Tbe husband of Mra. Clery, who seems to be rather slow to anger, has written to Chief of Police Brenning to ascertain the whereabouts of tbe couple. He will also apply for divorce, it ia eaid. A warrant ia out for the arrest of Stephens, but it will probably never be served. He and bis spiritually-inclined compan ion are at Ensenada, where he ia about to issue the first number of a monthly periodical to be called the Mexican Fruit Grower. Court Amerlcu* Organized. Court Americus No. 8385, Ancient Order of Foresters of America, was in stituted by Deputy Grand Chief Ranger John McGinnis and Supreme Chief Ranger L. Thome, assisted by G. S. B. Zimmerman, 8. D., W. A. Ryan, Brother Kriminger, cartria claria and blackman. Tbe following officers were elected for tbe first term: Junior post chief ranger, J. J. Maratte; chief ranger, E. R. Cheable; sub-chief ranger, J. B. Asbby; treasurer, Frederick Lantz; financial secretary, Frank Pinebaw ; re cording secretary, G. S. Dean: senior woodman, E. F. Ward; junior wood man, C. F. White; senior beadle, H. M. Huper; junior beadle, A. Overman; trustees, C, H. Tate, W. H. McDonald, J. F. Bryson; physician, E. W. Mathias ; druggist, E. Germain. After tbe court wai fully organized and officera installed a recess waa taken, during which a sumptuous repast waa served and many happy remarks and well wishes expieased by viaitora of the order. A BIG CANAL STARTED. Indian Wells Valley to Be Placed to Irrigation. Last Tuesday an important work was begun in Owens valley. The tirst sod was turned of a canal to bring water into Indian Wells valley. The canal is designed to carry 50,000 inches of water. The valley to be irrigated is about 45 miles north from Mojave, and a railroad to Owens valley will run through it. This is one of the finest bodies of land in Southern California and will be set tled up very rapidly aa work on the canal advances. A large party was present at the open ing, which was made at a point a few miles north from Independence. A speech suitable to the occasion was made by C. Mulholland. 'Ihe canal is so designed that it can be readily enlarged to irrigate many thousand acres more land, as settlement shall be extended. Baseball. At the First-street grounds tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock the Young Boyle Heights Stars will play the Young Los Angelee baseball club for tbe champion ship. The clubs are compoeed as fol lows : Stars —Smile, first base; Paul third base; Enzie, right field; Henry, catcher; Pete, center field; Ted, left field; dimming, second base; Joe, shortstop; Frank, pitcher. Los An geles—Louis, center field ; Pete Johnson, pitcher; Nick, third base; George, left field; Bull, first baae; Henry Brown, catcher; J. Smile, right field ; Cbarley, shortstop; Moore, second base. RICH FINDS REPORTED. CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT OF THE MINES NORTH OF MOJAVE. New Ledges Being Found and Activity Bhown at Various Points—A New Find Near tbe Old Cerro Qordo Mines. The gold mines north of Mojave con tinue to improve. Last Wednesday four men took out fifteen ouncea witb a dry waaber. Tbe gold ia worth $18 per ounce. It is all coarse, little being found finer than wheat graine. Many pieces are found worth from $2 to $6 or $8 each piece. One piece of quartz and gold was found as big as a hen's egg; half the mass is gold. There is but a thin layer of earth and eand covering the bed rock on which the gold is found. On Thursday a prospector found a fine looking quartz ledge a short dis tance above tbe placer ground. This may prove to be the mother ledge from which all the placer gold comes. The man brought a sack of the ore to the stage station in Bedrock cafion on Thursday evening, and C. Mulholland, who makes this report, brought a sam ple with him to the city yeaterday afternoon. A large number of miners are now working at the new camp, and more are haetening there every day. It ia the old experience over again—where miners find money easily they spend it lavishly—and the campß at Bedrock begin to show some features of extrav agance that wore very familiar in old times. At Goler tbe placer claims are turning out a good deal of gold also. Bedrock is about 25 miles north from Mojave, on tbe road to Owen's valley j Goler is a few miles farther distant, and about 10 miles east. Near the old Cerro Gordo mines, east from Owen'a lake, an extraordinary rich ledge was struck a few weeks ago. The ore carries abcfiK 'W percent lead, 00 or 70 ounces silver, and a great deal of gold. Many assays show over $7000 gold per ton. Solid pieces of gold, with from $5 up ward to $10, $15, $20, or even more, are found. One hundred dollars was offered, and refuted, for one of the pieces found a few aays ago. The lucky prospectors are opening up the ledge, and appear ances justify tbe belief that tney have a fortune before them. A few months ago two men from Los Angeles, one named Lane, the other Armstrong, bought a silver mine at .Darwin, Inyo county. ' Tbe price of the mine was $9000. Already there is ore enough out to pay tbe purchase price of the mine. Last Tuesday alone four car loads of ore were sent to San Francisco that would net nearly half what was paid for tbe mine. There is ore enough in sight in the mine to realize a snug fortune for tbe owners, and tbe vein gives all evidence of being extensive. It waa certainly a lucky purchase. World's Fair Colombian Udltlon Illus trated Herald. This beautiful publication, printed on tbe finest book paper, ia now on sale by all the newsdealers and at the Hekald business office. It contains 48 pages of information about Southern California and over 50 illustration. As a publica tion, to send to eastern frienda it has never been equalled. Price, 15 cents in wrappers. CREAM jßsJ.baking fSto ITS MARVELOUS GROWTH. THERE IS A REASON FOR IT. "The last spoonful is as good as the first." These cheer ing words come from all parts of the world. The reason Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder does better and finer work and retains its uniform strength until the last atom is used, while other brands deteriorate, often becoming caked and useless, is by reason of our refining our own Cream of Tartar and eliminating all impurities and so accurately combining al! the ingredients used in exact scientific proportions. Dr. Price's is peculiarly adapted for export, as neither long sea voyages nor climatic changes affect it. Will keep fresh and sweet far years. HIS SKULL BADLY CRUSHED. T. M. McCracken Is Instantly Killed by a Train. He Was Crossing- the Track at Six teenth St. and Central Aye. The Fatal Accident Occurred at 5:15 O'Clock Lam Kvenlus; —He Wan an Old Resident or Loa A ii ice lei. T. M. McCracken, an old-time citizen oi thie city, waa almost instantly killed by a Southern Pacific train at the cor ner of Central avenue and Sixteenth street at 5:15 o'clock last evening. McCracken recently removed to Long Beach to take charge of some stock, but had resided in this city many years. He was a hack driver and teamster for some time, and has a brother who is also a hack driver. He was driving a team and wagon, presumably coming to tbe city. The Santa Monica train No. 33, on the Southern Pacific line, left the Arcade depot at 5:19 o'clock in charge of Conductor John Bassott. When the train neared the crossing at Six teenth and Central avenue, Engineer Husi noticed McCracken driving to ward the track. It is said that the usual whistle of warning was given, but McCracken did not hear it, for he endeavored to cross tbe track before the train. There is little or no obstruction near tbe crossing that would have caused him not to see the approaching train. McCracken deliberately attempted to drive acroßß the track, when tbe engine struck his wagon. He was almoat in stantly killed, his skull being crushed, the wagon waß simply splintered, but the horses escaped injury. Aa Boon as the accident occurred Cap tain Roberts of tbe police force, who lives near by, and Dr. Cbeever of Minne apolis attended McCracken but to no avail. He waß dead in a very few min utes. Tbe body was taken to Orr & Co.'s where an inquest will be held this morning by Coroner Cates. McCracken leaves a wife in tbis city. He waa about 48 years of age. A BIG SUCCESS. Company A'a Annaal Ball Largely Attended. One of the largeßt and moat succesa fnl balls ever given in this city was held at Armory ball last night. Tbe occasion waa the annual dance of Company A of the Seventh regiment, and the boys certainly exceeded all pre vious entertainments held at the armory. A feature of the affair was tbe nee of calcium lights during tbe dances, which produced very pretty effects. The company spared neither paina nor money to insure a success, and such tbey bad. The ball was decorated in character istic military style. Along the fronts of tbe balconies were festooned tbe national colors, while at intervals ware placed muskets, ewordß and drums. A multitude of lines of pretty fancy paper lanterns crossed and recrossed over the smooth aurface of the floor. A very effective addition to tbe deco rations waa a representation at tbe end of the room of Yoaemite falls. It showed the high, rocky peaks, with the mighty waterfalls, the lower falls being represented by real water. Tall pines were placed about tbe miniature pile of rocks and added to the view. The falls were lighted by the rainbow effects, which caused much applause. The orchestra numbered 15 pieces and was led by Prof. Lowineky, most effect ive music being rendered. The affair was opened shortly after 8 o'clock by an orcbeatral concert, tbe following (elections being given: Overture, Merry Wives of Windsor, Nicolai. Beleotlon, A Trip Through the Midway Plai« ance, Schleinarih. Cornet Solo. Think of Me, Millar. Selection, Robin Hood, De Koron. America, National Medley, Moses. At the conclusion of the last number the Star Spangled Banner waa played, which waa the signal for tbe formation of the grand march. Fully 300 couple responed, and, under the direction of Prof. H. M. Kramer, went through a number figures. The dance programme was next start ed. The calcium lights were so used as to represent either moonlight, flashes of lightning or shadows, the electric lights being turned out and tbe various effects being produced by tbe calcium lights. Different colors were thrown on the dancers during some of tbe numbers, causing a moat effective scene., Tbe floor was deneely crowded. There waa a large number of pretty young women and handsome costumes to be seen. The gymnasium at the side of the ball was converted into a sitting room, while the company's parlors were used for card playing. Punch was served. At midnight there wits a short inier mission, when the dftneara repairlti :< Captain Fletcher's Columbia restaurant, across the street from ttie hall, and en joyed an elegant banquet. Tbe dance was held for tlir> benefit of tbe sick fund of the company. The various committees worked inces santly to insure success Capt. Iler.ry rlteere especially deserves rongratala tion for tho line culmination of bis aflorta. The committees were as follow? : Executive — Captain Her.ry Stecie, chairman; Lieut. F. L. Baldwin, Corpl. V. Ciarlc, rlergt. A. Roth, Private J. W. Reeves, Private T. F. (irindel!. Invitation—Private W. J. Reeves, chairman; First Bergt. H. 0. Mile*, Private J. E. Marek, Corpl. Frank Wil lard, Private R. E. Miles, Private Otin Montgomery. Decoration—Lieut. F. L. Baldwin, chairman; Kergt. I. I). Jaynes. Corpl. A. W. Splittstoesser. Private W. H. Hoff man, Private J. E. Marek. Reception — Captain Henry Steere, chairman ; Lieutenant Samuel Crawford, Corpl. 1). Clark, Q M. Sergt. Watt Clarko. Private T. F. Grindell. Floor —Private VV. J. Reeves, man ager; aids, Sergt. A. Rotb, Corpl. A. VV. Spiittßtoeseer. Fire at Syrncns*. Syracuse, N. V., Dec. B.—The build inga occupied by the John Single Paper company, Walratli & Co., wholesale grocers, and Robert McCarty & Co., hardware, were destroyed by lire at midnight. Tbe total loss ia 1248,000: insurance about 1200,000. O'Neill's Successor. Philadelphia, Dec. 8. —The Repub licans nominated Robert Adams, jr., ex-minister to Brazil, candidate tor con gressman in the Second district to suc ceed tho late Charles O'Neill. Klnsr t.<> Kengula 111. Capk Town, Dec. B.—A report received from native sources says King Lo Ben gula iB ill and haa abandoned bis inten tion to cross tbe Zambesi. The guaranteed cure for all headaches is Bromo Sellzer—trial bottle li) cts. When visiting the Midwinter Fair bn snre and see Jordan's Museum. Jlfrs. JT. A. Hamilton Given Up to Die "I was troubled with liver complaint and en largement of the spleen. At last I could not walk across rcy room, and took to my bed, at many thought, to dia. I b?gan to take Hood's Sarsaparilla and am entirely cured. It has all Hood'sHS^Cures been brought about by Hood's Sarsaparilla." Mas. R. A. Hamilton, Fresno, California. Hood's PMhT, Cure Sick Headache. 25a THOS.B. CLARK, -REAL ESTATE AND GENERAL AUCTIONEER. DEALER IN NEW & SECOND-HAND SAFES, 232 W. FIRST ST. MATLOCK & REED, AUCTIONEERS, 426 AND 428 S. SPRING STREET, DEALERS IN NEW aud SECOND-HAND FDRNITDRE If you want to sell Furniture, If you waut to bur Furniture, If you want to exchange Furniture,' If you want a Folding Bed, call ou Matlock & Reed., 426 and 42K s. Spring- St. Telephone 628. Auction Sale! Furniture, Carpets, 4c. We are instructed by Mr. W. P. Schloiser to disposo of by auction, at our salesrooms, 413 South »prlng street, on TUESDAY, December 12th, st 10 v.m., 15 assorted Chamber Suits, Mattresbes, Beddinu. Stoves, Chairs, Tables, 3 Folding Beds, Brussels, Moqnette and Ingrain Carpets, etc. STEVENS & BROWN AUCTIONEERS. 1 Midwinter Fair ♦ 1 SuitSAND.Overcoats | XTo OF. Per f pco Than Any A ♦ Order d Cent ajIOO other Tailor $ ♦ Perfect Fit or No Sale. ♦ I JOE POHEIM \ t THE TAILOR, t ♦ 149 S. SPRING STREET. | ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦ ESTABLISHED 18SQ, DR. B. G COLLINS, OPTHALMIC OPTICIAN, with Los Ange les Optical Institute. 123 t>. Sptlng st., in Wagner's Klniberly, Los Ancelea EYES EXAMINED FREE. d 27 dm 43>-- —«9 _H —2 •S3*— —«J» wan—— »Jf> *~*" —It Ik the new shortening—<® taking the place of lard f3&>--or cooking butter, or — Costs less, _S>— farther, and is easily —«<~* by anyone. jst 4t>- ■ AT ALL GROCERS. —*g_» S~ Refuse A 1! Substitutes. <S§^" —' Mads only by ■ — K! 0& N. X, FAIRBAHK & CO., Z^p C3 »_ ST. LOUIS and <5T> — CHICAGO, MCW YORK, —jB »Ss*"— BOSTON. — AM rssKMKNTS. NKW l.<)S^ls«ia.»r i Under direction of At Hayraiiu. H. C. WVATI', Manager. Two Nights and Matinee, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, Dec. 14,15 and 16, Grand spectacular and military enter tainment, COLU M BIAI For the benefit of FRANK BART LETT MONUMKNT FOND, Under the auspices of th« Uartlett A Logan W. B. C. Entire entertainment under the direction of pbof. Hknry j. Kkaiub. Usual pi iron—sl, 75c, 50c, 330. Children 5 to 12 years 60c and .:sc. for Matinee only. Box office open at it a.m. Wednesday. Dtcem bgr 13. Us NJSW LOS ANGKLISS TH3ATKK. (l.'nder direction of Al Hiirmu.) H. C. WYATT, - - MANAGER 3-NIGHT3 OSLY-3 Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday DECEMBER 11, 12 <i 13. MI S CLARA LIPMAN, LOUIS MANN And Couiptuiy in Mrs. 1). F. Verdeaal'B Three- Act ComucLy, The Laughing Girl. Regular prices—ll, 75c, 50c and 250. Seats on sale Saturday, Doc. 9, at 9 a.m. B 'ultBAKK IMKATKIti Main et., bet. F;ftn and Sixth sts. Vkei> a. Cooper, Director. MONDAY EV.K., DHCKMBISR 4, Every evening during iho week and Saturday Matinee, Grand production oi Shakespeare's immortal tragedy of RICHARD 111. MR. DARRELL VINTON In his renowtvd portrayal of RICHARD, DUKE OK uL'JrTER, Supported by the cntlie Cooper Company of Players. t-ew and beautiful scenery. Numerous A'lx illiarley. Gonreous and gli'.'eriurc costumes. Matinee Saturday at 9 p. M. Popular t rices—ls, 20 and 30c. Box seats, 50 aud 73c Doors open at 7:15; curtain rises S [15 sliarp. Reserved seatM on sale at the Box office one week in advance. 11-27 tf IyjCSIO HALL. Custer's Last Rally JOHN MULVANEY'S GRAND PAINTING of the massacre en the Little Bi? Horn will be exhibited in Loa Angeies, commencing WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER (i. ONLY CHANCE! ONLY CHANCE! To see this celebrate I picture, which has ore ated a sensation wherever exhibited. MUSIC HALL daily irom 2 to 10 p.m. Admission 23c. 12-3 td ESW~VIENNA BuilrKT, Court st., bet. Main and Spring sts. F. KERKOW, rropiietoe. Free Refined Entertainment Every Srent & Irom 7-30 until 12, and Saturday Matinee from 1 to 4 p.m. ONLY ONII WEEK, Engagement Extraordlnaiy and direct impor portation of the World's greatest Japanese Magicians and Jugglers, AN DO AND OMNE. First Appearance in Los Angeles of the Night ingale, MISS ROSA. CLEMENCE, Seventh Week ot the Clever Little MISS ANTON I E Q REIVE. Fine Commercial Lunch daily. Maala ala carte at all hours. 3-1* ly U"n7ty~chcr<;h, Corner Hill and Third sts. AFTERNOON "POP" CONCERT, Saturday-, December S)th, at 2:30 P. m„ .. BY.. J. BOND FRANCISCO, Violiniat, Assisted by Miss Nanette Gottschalk . . Soprano Mr. Wm. Pitmi Pianist Mr. Hari.ev K. Hamilton . . . Viola Mr. Bernhardt Bikri.ich . . 'Cello Ma. K. H Ci.akk Violin • Accompaniments rend'red by Miss Mary U O'Donoophu'* aud Miss li-lurice Francisco. Admission 50c. 12-3 7t @ DR. JORDAN & CO.'S Al GREAT MUSEUM OF IN ATOM < i 100 l Mitrlc: St., Salt Francisco » (P.>-t*i i-n tali aial ;th St«.) 1 ffrorw \ ana ' , am now •wonderfully you B,t\**B ft. are nuulc und how to ftvoiil bicsnefcs s,n U wC"- 1 '!'! disease. Museum enlarged *itb ■V. 'R ihotuanus of new objecfe. Ad:nis *■ * sion l! 5 CM. S'rivati' tUffice—same JtusSding 10.11 market Street—Diseates of men: stricture, !ces of -uarbootl, 'liseafce* of the skin and kidneys quit sly cured without *ho use ol raf r cury. Treauueus peMoimliy or by letter, bead lor book. 5