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THE MURDER OF WATSON.
Robt. Ashwortli, the Aged Mar- derer, on Trial. A Contumacious Witussa Causes Rip- ples of Fuu. Witnesses Afres That tha Defendant Thr.ituntil tba '.Ire of Mannal Wat lou-Tht Trouble Over si Trilling li. lit or Three Dollars. The trial of Robsrt Aahworth, charged with having murdered Manuel Watson, on the lit of September laat, on the Domingutz ranch, began in department one yesterday. Asbwortb is a man in tha ".tore and yellow leaf," being 67 years old. He is of rough exterior, but of very nervous temperament. Most of the time yester day be kept his whit* head betit down and tugged constantly at bis beard. The prosscution is being conducted by Assistant Dlstriot Attorney Conklin, as sisted by Henry T. Gage, esq. The evi dence introduced was of a particularly damaging character, inasmuch as it tended to show postively tbat tbe old man had uttered threats some time be fore he wreaked his vengeance on bis victim. Manuel Watson was 33 years old when he met his unhappy fate, in tbe bey-day of a vigorous manhood, but bis strength availed htm nothing against tbe murderous stab that Ist the lite out, There are some contradictions in tbe case, however, which Messrs. Carpenter of San Pedro and Bledsoe and Woolner of this city, counsel for the defense, may make the most of. Aahworth ekep ont a precarious live lihood at a point not far irom the Wat son ranch. For years he bad been the recipient ot tbe bounty of Mrs. Watson, mother of the murdored man. Even tb* wagon bs was driving at tho time o'. tha killing belonged to his benefactrois. There was every reason, therefore, wby he should have held the Watson family in highest esteem. But all sucb kindly thoughts were obliterated, apparently, when Manuel Watson delayed payment of a trifling debt. He brooded over it and breathed out vengeance againat the man whom, he opined, was attempting to defraud him of hia just dues, and his passion culminated when be met Man •sl, and hot words passed. Relief was given to the sombernsss of the general evidence yesterday by that given by J. R. Boawell, wbo with great coolness but some asperity objected to tbe line of examination pursued by counsel. It was 2 o'olook when tbe jury panel was completed, and the first witness, Mrs. Lllli* N. Watson, widow ol the man wbo waa murdered, took ber seat on tb* witness stand. In condensed form her testimony was sis follows: "My husband, Manuel Watson, left five obildren. I saw bim last daring the afternoon of September 14, at about 4 o'clock, when he was on horseback. I know Robert Ashwortb, and I bave known him about 20 years. It bad been bis habit to visit our ranch and tbat of my husband's mother very often. I had seen him at the ranch a hoot three weeks previous to tbe murdsr. Soma conver sation took place then regarding money matters. Mr. Ash worth bad called at tbe house for $3 which he claimed Mr. Watson owed him. My husband told bim he did have the money with him, but be intended coming to town with some •heese and would get it. Tbe delendant need very bad language at that time. On th* night ol my husband's death be saddled his own horse and want down to fix tb* fence. His body was brought to his mother's place later, but I didn't know at wbat precise time; altboogb I was there then." Dr. Edgar D. Seamans testified to baying practiced as physician and sur geon for 10 years. He resides at Wil mington and waa oalled upon to exam ine tbe body of Manuel Watson, whom be had known vary well in hia lifetime, at tba residence of the muther. "I found," said tbe witness, "a fracture of tbe nose, abrasions of the skin on the forehead, tha upper jaw waa broken and aeveral of tha inoisors were missing from th* left aid*. Thar* was also a contu sion behind tb* left ear and a wound on tb* left aid* over th* region of the heart. That wound waa about one and one-half inch** across tho body and extended upward and backward and penetrated the heart. Tbat wound waa sufficient to oeuee death. Th* effect of the wound* described on the head. Cross examination: "Would a wound on th* head indicted under ordinary airoumatancea on a man of Mr. Watson's weight ba likely to cause death, inquired Mr. Woolnar. "No, Sir." On re-direct examination a wordy wrangle ensned between counsel as to the withdrawing witness, testimony regarding the effect of tha wounds other tban tho on* stated to have been suffi cient in itself to have caused death. The argument malted in the witnesa being temporarily withdrawn. Jamea R. Boawell, a butcher at Long Beach, stated tbat ha knew tha defendant •nd alio tbe deceased in his lifetime. "I was running a butcher wagon, and went to tba defendant's house some time in Angnst. He said if he could get tbe $2.50 Manual Watson owed bisn ior out ting wood he would be able to buy meat; as it was, be couldn't. He got mad and ■aid if he didn't pay him he would out bia d d throat irom ear to ear." Cross examination--" You've been in tbe livery business, haven I you?" in quired Mr. Woolner. "Yes, sir." "What are you doing now?" "Sitting it this chair." For a moment counsel wai nonplused bnt, after tbe laughter wbicb tb* reply provoked bad subsided, be resumed. "How long altar Manuel was killed did yon tell Jim Watson wbat defend ant had said?" "Ob, a few days." "What took you to his house?" I don t know tbat its any of your business what took me." Th* court—"Just say how you went lb*re." "Did yon tell Jim Watson before or after the preliminary examination?" Inquirod oonns*!, amending bis ques tion. "I don't know when tha preliminary examination took place. I was there When tb* man was a corpse, bnt I don't know what day it was. I don't think I told anybody else about it; if I did I lon't remember." '•Tell me what Aahworth said to you ?" "I don't have to." "Yes, you hay*." Witness repeated the threats he beard Isbwortb make. P "How did you get your finger hurt?" taked Mr. Woolner, sharply, "it's none of your business, "aaaw«r*d back tho witness, just aa sharply. Be ing compelled to answer he conceded tbat be bad fallen out of hia wagon while drunk. Later, however, witness volunteered the statement that ho hadn't been drunk at Long Beach, Wilmington or anywhere elee. He defied counsel to prove it. He had simply said he hurt hia hand while drunk because counsel wub aaking too many questions of a per sonal nature. "Have you been drinking today?" qurried counael, returning to tbe attack, "Yea, I've had some coffee today." "Have yon had nything ela*?" "I don't know that that's any of your buaineaa anyway." "Üb, yea it is. ■' "Well, no, I've not had anything." This opinionated witneaa was then re tired, bnt be seemed somswhat loth to leave tbo stand. Frederick Kurlett testified to baying known tbe murdered man, aud also tbe defendant. "Daring May or June," said witnesa, "delendant told me Manuel owed him soma money and wouldn'i pay him. He said, 'If he doesn't pay me I'll shoot him.' " Oroaa-examined—l told of the threat uttered to Mr. Boßwell a few days after tbe killing. Boswell was peddling meat and came to my son-in law's ranch every day or so. George Osborne, a rancher in tbe vicinity where defendant lived, testified that within two mouths before tha kill ing tbe defeuuant told him tbat he had met Manuel Watson, and if anyone had been tbere to sse bim he would have killed him. Witness maintained tbat if he had to kill anyone he wouldn't want anyone round. Getting excited defendant, daring the same conversa tion, said, "I'll kill tbe any way." Crossasxamination : "He told me tbat Mannel bad ridden op to his tent and knocked the front door down and went and laid on hia bed. He said Manuel was drunk. My land adjoins Mannel's, and I used to ace bim nearly every day. He told me he had known the defendant ever since he was very young. He told me too tbat he wai juat having a iittle fun with Bob (thedsfendant); that Miev wouldn't do him any harm for the world." Charles D. Williamson, now a resi dent of San Franciaco but at tbe timo oi the crime a trusty at tbe county jsil, testified to knowing tbe defendant and having bad a conversation with him on tbe 2d of September (Sunday.) "He waa much exoited npon being brought in. He said," rsmarked the witness, "he had been to San Pedro to sell a load of wood, and coming back met Manuel Watson. He asked bim i fhe bad besn talking about him; and Watsoa, who bad dismounted and took hold of the lines, said he hadn't. He jumped on the axle of defendant's wagon and made a blow at bim. Being repulsed he again tried to get upon the wagon, and defendant kicked at bim. A third time when he got up on tbe wagon defendant said he was prepared for him with his knife. In tbe first statement be made to me be said he got out of tbe wagon, bat the second time he changed that and said he never got out from tbe wagon at all. Cross examination:—"No, defendant never said Watson bad a whip in his hand. I think he said be had the knife in a box under tbe Beat. He told me it was dark at the tune. He said he acted simply in self defense. After tbe first statement he always kept to the point tbat be bad not got out of h's wagon. Re-direct:—"He said something to tbe effect tbat be 'stamped' or 'troin ped' npon Watson, 1 can't recollect which. He told me that tbe knife really be longed to Wataon; tbat be found it and waa carrying it to rsturn it to him. Dr. E. D. Seamana, recalled to explain fuller regarding tbe wounds on deceased, testified tbat while the stab in the heart wonld suffice to cause death the otber wounds certainly tended to accelerate death. Cross examination: "While not stat ing positively I believe the wound be hind the ear waa inflicted before tbe knife wound, and as to the others I can not say." The court: "How long would tbe man bave lived with tbat wouad in bis heart?" , "That is bard to say definitely, but a very short space of time." At this point an adjournment was taken until this morning, the court ad monishing tbe jury in usual form. CITY HALL NOTES. Blanton Dnuoan ÜbJ.cts to the Health Department. Colonel Blanton Duncan came to the surface again yesterday with a com munication to the council, calling at tention to the alleged fact that the health laws are not being administered properly, though complaints have been made about tbe matter on numerous oc casions. Colonel Duncan states that in October J. M. Stewart, living on Thir tieth street, violated tbe health laws lo such an extent that if ha were prose cuted for each offense he would be im prisoned in tbe county jail for a term of 300 years and fineds24o,ooo. Hundreds may die from the effects of Stewart's neglect and violation of the laws, bs says. Will D. Oould yesterday filed a pro test against tbe abandonment of a por tion of Figueroa street, as provided for in ordinance No. 2425, claiming dam ages to tbe extent of $25,000 if ths ordi nance is paaaed. John R. Haynes and W. R. Thayer also protested againat tbe abandonment of a portion of Figueroa atreet, and claimed $16,000 damages should the measure pass. J. J. Maokey filed a petition to tho council yesterday in which he modestly requests that body to issue bonds for a water system at onoe. He would alao like to have Temple street ent down to a traffic grade. W. D. Glbba yesterday filed a petition asking of tbe council permission to "construct" an oil well oa lot 7, block 4, of tbe Los Angeles Improvement com pany's subdiviaion. Through her attorneys, Meiers. White & Monroe, Mrs. Amsliue Childs yester day gave the city conncil notice of ths payment of $3425.54 unaer protest. The sum represents Mrs. Childs' assessment on the Childs' Main street property for tbe Hill street sew*' district. Four casea of diphtheria were re ported to the heaitn oflicer yesterday, located at 1240 Victoria street, 203 West Workman in et, 464 Wast Freeman and 2713 East First street. A case of scarlet fever was reported at I 3b Court street. Six cards were taken down yesterday. The Modern Mother Has found tbat bar little ones ar* im proved more by tbe pleasant laxative Syrup of Figs, when in nssd of the laxa tive effects of a gentle remedy than by any otber, and tbat it is more accepta ble to them. Children enjoy il and it benefits thorn. The lm* remedy, Syrup of Figs, is manufactured by tbe Califor nia Fig Syrup Co. only. •laaavjd itteet aaotiß* Mi* Maaarww. LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 11, !Bfl4. PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNCIL. Having Trouble With the Street Sweeper. Recommendations of the Board of Public Works Adopted. Official Canvass or ths Votes Oast at the Lets Olty Rlaotlon Pro- Heading- Blowli—Hazard Gains One Voto. The chief business transacted by tbe conncil yesterday at itt regular session was the adoption of tbe report of tbe board of public works and the handling of tbe finance committee's report. The afternoon waa oocupied in canvassing the city election returns. Tbe report of tbe finance committee was read. Tbe report recommended tbe payment of the payroll of the street su perintendent for November, and the payment oi tba nre department, to gether with that of the water overseer for work ending December Ist. The committee alao recommended tho payment of the three demands of L, K. Hewlett, tbe street sweeping contractor. A deduction of $25 was made on account of defective work on Sixth atreet. Tbis latter recommendation caused some discussion. Several uf tbe mem bers were averse to paying the demands of the street sweeping contractor at all. His bondsmen had all withdrawn, and the councilmen were a little uncertain as to where they were at in the matter. Mr. Hewlett appeared in person and atrempted to bolster up bis cauae, but it waa up-biH buaineaa. A motion was at laat made tbat the bill for two weeks' work be allowed, but it was lost through the adverse vote of President Teed, wbo voted "no" on tbe stated ground thai tbe streets bad not been ewept according to contract. The remaining bills and demands were approved. R. Sharer waa granted 30 days farther time to complete improvements oa Eighth street, between Pearl street and Union avenue. Mr. Peeael moved that the street superintendent be instructed to put orosswalks on tbe east side of Main atreet, at Twenty-third, Twenty-fourth and Thirty-first streets. This was re ferred to the board of public works. Mr. Peaael moved tbat the engineer present an ordinance calling for the establishment of the grade on Stanford avenue. William Riley was granted 40 days ia which to complete hia contract on Flow er street, between Court and Second streets. Bids for a pipe line franchise, as peti tioned for by C. F. A. Last and other", were opened. 0. P. A. Last offered SIOO and '.i of 1 per cent of the net earnings per annum. Bida for flagetonea qpened were: E. T. Craig, 45 cents per lineal foot; D. P. Donogan, is cents per lineal foot; Con rad Shertr, ;) VI X centa per lineal foot. Bida for sewering Bonn c bias atreet were: Jamea Darling, it 1 ., cents per foot, complete; N. Znretti, (irt cents; T. A. Grant, 92 cente; J. E. Wbite, $1 05. Bids for eewering Eleventh and Alvar- ' ado streets were: N. Znretti, 74 > a cents; T. A. Grant, 88 cents; J. E. White, 99 l i cents; John Lospincb, 87 cents per lineal foot. W. B. Wilshire and others offered $105 for a pipe-line franchise. Tbe Met ropolitan Oil company offered $100 for another francbiaeon a separate line. W. D. Larrabee offered $50 for the elec tric road franchise on Kunrts street. The bida for sewers were referred to the sewer committee and tbe rest to the board of public works. The board of public works reported as follows, and the report was adopted: We reccommend tbat tbe city attorney be instructed to prepare and present the final ordinance for tbe opening of Ash street. Adopted. Recommend tbat petition No. 971, from Theodore Brown, aaking tbat tbe necessary proceedings be commenced for the opening of Santee street into Twenty-third street, be granted, and tbe city engineer be instructed to make tbe neceesory survey and furnish the same to tbe city attorney to draft ordin ance of intention, tbe diatrictof assess ment to be furnished by the board. Adopted. Recommend that petition No. 970 from J. P. Blunt, asking permission to ereot a three-inch standpipe at street curbing No. 149 Kern street, be granted under tbe supervision of the street superin tendent. Adopted. Recommend that petition No. f)!> < tr ira A. C. McSpencer, asking tbat tbe grade of Providence atreet from Pico toTwelltb be established, be granted and the cit; engineer instructed to prepare and pre sent the necessary ordinancs of inten tion. Adopted. Recommend tbat petition No. 967 from P. B. Sturgen et al., aaking that Thir teenth street be opened between West lake avenue and Alvarado street, be granted and the city engineer instructed to make the necessary surveys and furnish tbe same to the oity attorney to diaft ordinance of intention; the dis trict of assessment to bs furnished by tbis board. Adopted. In the matter of tbe proposals for ths improvement of Norwood street, from Washington to Twenty-third, recom mend that tbe proposal of J. B. Hughes, grading roadway, 1 cent pii square foot; graveling roadway, 1; 4 cents per square foot; ourblog, 30 cents per lineal foal; cement sidewalk, 9V cents per equate foot, or a total of $3328.55 for the work complete, be accepted and tbe resolntion of award adopted. Adopted. In the matter of proposals ior the improvement of Bailey street, from Slate street to Brooklyn avenne, rec ommend tbat the proposal of L. C. Pal mar, grading, 1' 2 cents per square foot f raveling, 5-6 cent per square foot; pay Dg gutters, 3!»i cents per square foot; curbing, 10 cents per lineal foot; grad ing walk, 1' 2 cents per square foot; graveling sidewalk. 5-6 cent per square foot, or a total cost of $1676.36 for tha work complete, to be acoepted and the accompanying resolution of award adopted. Adopted. In tbe matter of proposals for tbe im provement of Chicago street from First street to Brooklyn avenue, recommend tbat tbe bid of Molr & Smith, grading roadway 1.. cents par acaara fool, grav eling roadway \% cents per square foot, paving gnttsrs 5)4 cents per square toot, curbing 20 cents per lineal foot, grading sidewalk 1 cant per »<■ uare foot, cement sidewalk 10 1 ... cents per square foot, or a total of $3571.91, be acoepted and the accompanying resolution ol award adopted. Tbe protest on tba Bollevne avenue and Ann street sewers was postponed until Monday at 2 o'clock. The oounoil then proceeded to oanvaes Mm retarue •< La* reoaal si*' election. Messrs. Rhodes, Innes, Psssel and Mun son were appointed tellers. In tbe first precinct connted, the Fourteenth precinct of ths Seventh ward. Hazard for mayor gained one vote. A protest was made by Melville against oounting tbe votes of the First precinct of the First ward on account of a lack of the signatures of two in spectors. In the Thirty-eighth preeinet of the Second ward H. Jevne received one vote for mayor, whiob fact was not published in tbe oount before. Tbe returns from the Forty-first pre cinct of the Seventh ward were not properly signed, and a protest was en tered by Craig, the defeated candidate for the board of education. In this pre cinct Mr. Craig also claimed 117 votes, while the count showed only 116. A pen stroke on the tally sbeet appeared to be doubled, and this Mr. Craig claimed should bs counted bb two votes. The returns of the Forty-second pre cinct were not properly signed, and in the Ninth precinot of the Eighth ward tbe tally sheets were missing entirely. Some serious results may come of thii fact. Seventeen precincts were canvassed (luring the afternoon and it looks aa thongn tbe council will put in all day today on the balance. The only changes thus far noted from the fignres aa published in tbe Herald are an increaae of one vote for Hazard in the lith precinct, a decrease of fonr votes for Dunn in the 4Sth precinct, a decrease of five for Compton in the 41st precinct and a gain of one vote for Gar land for member of the board of educa tion in tbe 37th preoinct of the Third ward. BOARD OF EDUCATION. APPROACHING DISSOLUTION IS NOT HEEDED. The Stipend or the New Bxernlutng Board Used As a Starter For the Kegnlar Squabble Laat Night. The fact that one more meeting will wind up tbe preaent board of educa tion's little ball of yarn didn't deter the members of that august body last night from indulging in the usual squabble. Fonr weeks ago tbe board instituted a city board of examiners, to bold semi annual sessions for teachers' examine ioni, The five members appointed on the examining board were W. H. Housh, T. J. Phillips. A. W. Plummer, E. R. Ennia and P. W. Search. Laat night when Mr. Piatt moved tbat the members receive $5 par day for tbe actual time they serve, it wai suddenly discovered tbat the board of education didn't want a board of examiners at all. Bat the time for rescinding their aotion baying expired, they did the next beat thing—they voted down Mr. Piatt's mo tion, leaving the board of examiners to serve without a stated compensation. Tho reaignation of Marie H. Perry, a teacher in tbs Hewitt-street school, and Corrine Lynch, a teaoher in the Ann street school, were presented and ac cepted. Tbe teachers' committee reported recommending that Mrs. Annette L. Rice and Marguerite de Lay be elected substitute teachers. The report was adopted. Mr. Traßk, chairman of the committee appointed to look into the matter of tuition in the Fruitland district school, reported that tbe trustees of tbe district expect some definite decision on the part of tbe board of education. He thought that each pupil attending the sohool from tbe city should bave a tuition of $10 paid for it. The average attendance of sucb pupils for the past year has been 19. Mr. Trask moved tbat tbe superintendent be instractsd to determine tbe amount owing the Fruit land district and tbe matter be straight ened up before the present board goes out of office. Mr. Stein made a subatitnte motion that tbe Fruitland district be paid $190. This was carried. The sta iatical report of Superintend ent of Sohoola Search for tbe month ending November 30, 1894, was pre sented, as follows: Times tardy, teach ers, 9; times tardy, pupils, 960; total days present, 182,672.5; total days ab sent, 7481; boys enrolled, 5146; girls en rolled, 5739; total enrolled. 11.185; average number belonging, 10,564; aver age daiiy attendance, 10,149; per cent oi attendance, 96; new pnpils entered, boys 208, girls 163. total 371; visits of superintendent, 220; visits of special teachers, 533; visits of board of educa tion, 45; other visitors, 3131. Library Directors. Ths regular meeting of the board of directors of the publio library, ad journed from last Wednesday, took plaoe yesterday afternoon. Present on roll call, Directors Howard, Spalding and President Dobinson. Bills to the amount of $2685 01 were approved by the auditing committee and ordered paid. The report of the librarian showed the total circulation of books for the month ending December Ist to have been 43,169, of whioh 29,581 volumes ware issued for home use, and 2344 volumes were sent into tbe sohools. The number of persons now regularly draw ing books from the library is 17,057, and the number of books in the library is 40,152. The oase of the man who ha* sys tematically been stealing books from tbe reference room wao discussed, and, in view of tbe fact that the patronage of this room has paaaed beyond th* con trol of one person, tbe librarian was in structed to put an extra attendant on duty there between tbe boura of 9 a. m. and 5 p. mi It was further reported that the thief waa at present serving hia sentence on the chain-gang; and tbat, should any books be stolen, steps will be taken to prosecute the second-hand dealer who purohase them. Tbe president appointed a committee of two to submit to the board a draft of the annual report of tbe board at 2 p. m. next Wednesday, when the board will take aotion npon it. A Qross Aot or Cruelty. Why should we be cruel to ourselves? It is a piece of senseless Inhumanity, tor lustaace lot auy one to indict upon Ills bowels and stomach the oonvutilre, griping, violent ac tion of a drastic cathartic. Many people en nmored of pills, powders and potions ar* con tinually doing this. T'ary arj only "keeping np tha agony," perpetuating the dlaturbano* hy this foolish course. Way don't they take Hosteller's Stomach Hitters and get thoroughly and promptly aettight? Thia supreme laxative never gripes, never produce! violent effects of any sou. Yet It la very affective and brings about permanent results. For liver complaint, dyapepala, nervousness, lack of vitality, rheu. matlo and kidney complaints, it Is eminently serviceable. Ia old age and to accelerate con valescence It is strongly to be commended. Dae It for malaria. 250 en velopes, 50c; '.j ream wilting paper *5c Langitadter, 214 W. Second, UoUenbeck hotel. DOCTER'S HANDSOME VISITOR. A Girl From the Metropolis Goes to See Him. She Identifies a Woman Who Horse- whipped the Young Man. The Young; Drummer will Be Given a Preliminary Examination In the Jaatlee Oourt Today. Despite tbe confinement in tbe county jail of tbe gentlemanly embezzler, Alex Docter, wbo got away witb $3000 of Moee Ounst's money, he seema to be enjoying life pretty well. He eata tbe beat food poaeible and has more or leaa enjoyable privileges. It will be remembered tbat when Doc er went to gay Paris he was supposed to have gone there in company with a woman. This story has always been denied by Docter, bnt there are some wbo have reason to believe otherwise. What givea that portion of Doctor's atory a moro plauaibte denial ia a plena* ant little incident which occurred laat Saturday and which may yet yield a sensational story. On tbat day tbere arrived from San Francisco a young, handsome woman of tbe brunette type. She was fascinating in the extreme, and, dressed in a traveling gown of richest make, appeared like a queen on a tour of the country incog. Sue visited Doc ter soon after ber arrival, but alweys at tempted to keep ber identity a secret. The San Franciscan girl, who, by tbs way, ia scarcely 20 yeara oi age and aa pretty as a picture, was loth to rueb into tbe inclosure when tbe big iron doors swung back for her to enter. When she did go in ehe entered grace fully, but with a swish. The meeting waa moat affectionate. A turnkey had notified Docte'r of tbe lady'a presence and be was in waiting to em brace her. Tbey appeared as|life-long friends meeting after a protracted ab sence. For two long hours tbe strange yonng visitor chatted merrily with tbe drum mer wbo "blew" $3000 in three weeka, and had to be returned in charge of an officer to answer a felonious charge. All attempts to find out the business of the handsome young woman proved futile. Some said she was the person who fled to the Parisian capital with the drummer; others tbat shs bad come to the assistance of tbe accused. Docter wee veeterday seen ia jail by a i 1 '.km ij reporter regarding tbe rumor tbat Ins visitor was the one wbo accompanied bim on his European tour. He appeared unusually cheerful and, as be always does, acted tbe part of a well bred young man. Docter smiled when he waß asked as to the truth of tbe sen sational story. "Why," said he, "there's nothing in it. If a woman had gone with me, I would have no hesitancy in saying so. The fact of tbe matter ie, no one went with me. Tbe youug woman viaiting me is from San Francieco, and her name ia Kate Spencer, though she came here and regiatered at one of the leading ho tels under the name of Stetson. She ia a friend, indeed, and while hundrede— yes, peibaps thouaanda—of persona whom I formerly knew as frienda are turned against |me, the ia willing to do all she can to lend me asaiatance." The woman returned to San Francisco laat night. Dooter gave it out that she waa staying at the Grand hotel. By ber viait to tbe city she gave ont a "tip" that might be of value to tbe po lice, and which recalled romantic mem ories for her friend, the cigar drummer. Tbe Spencer woman bad not been in the city long before she met the more or Icbs notorious Maud E. Scott, of San Fran cisco, who bas pleased to call herself Maud Villars, Ella Jonea and other cognomens. Docter ia an old acquaint ance of tbe Scott woman, and waa at one time horsewhipped by ber in front of the Golden Eagle hotel in Sacra mento. The gay Docter says that he is some* wbat glad that be ia in jail, for he doesn't care to encounter the horsewhip wielder again. Docter will be given a preliminary examination in Justice Sea man's court this morning on the charge of embezzling Mose Guast's big wad of filthy lucre. Tourists Coming In. H. W. Chase of the Nadeau saya the annual winter travel to Los Angeles has set in and that the oity is fall of stran gers wbo have been attracted here by the climate and tbe beauty of tbe scen ery. Many of tbem have been bere be fore and bave become ao attached to tbe plaoe tbat they could not help but re turn to epend another season. Mr. Chase says tbat every day or two he receives a letter from someone in the east making inquiries regarding the fiesta. They want to know when the next celebration will take place and if it will be necessary to secure rooms in ad vance. Mr. Chase answers all these communications and doea all in his power to advertise the fiesta, and attract people toward Los Angeles. The Pratt ftltetlng-s. The evangelistic meeting ou the East side was largely attended last night. The Congregational church waa filled to overflowing. A new feature of the meeting was a qusstion box. Mr. Pratt answered several practical questions. The text of the eermon was Knowest thon not tbe time of thy visitation ? Rev. Sterling announced tbat Mr. Pratt would give a Bible reading at 3 p. m. to day at tbe Aabury M. E. church, also will speak again tonight. Ia cases where dandruff, scalp diseaßes, fall ing and grayness cf the hair appear, do not neglect them, but app's a proper remedy and tonic like Hall's Hair kenewer. Awarded Highest Honors—World's Fair. DR. W CREAMI BAKING POWDtR MOST PERFECT MADE. A pure Crape Cream of Tartar Powder. Fret from Ammonia, Alum *y irwejher adultetant, 40 YEARS THB SI AND ARB. J. T. SHEWARD WONDERFUL INCREASE in the trade of this house has been brought about by the lowest prices ever made in the dry goods line. All foreign dress goods marked to sell from 6oc to 85c a yard will be sold today for 50c a yard. We mean every yard of foreign dress goods of every kind that has been selling from 60c to 85c a yard. This means the cash must come with the sale. Here is the greatest dress goods bargain that has ever been offered in this city. It takes in the entire range of first-class, popular dress goods in all colors. It means the trebling up of dress selling. It means a reduction of nearly 50 per cent in the aggregate. We are selling out 200 pieces of all-wool French and German dress goods for 75c a yard. The regular price has been from $1 to $2 a yard. They are first-class styles. They are the best goods you ever saw for the money. The price, the quality, the style are the great factors in dress goods selling. At the reduced prices this will be the key note to the trebling of sales in the dress goods department. Come in and look them over. Remnants of silks and velvets at greatly reduced prices. There is no place in the eatire state where you will be able to obtain the extreme ldw prices on cloaks as you will here at the present big cut in the prices. Every cloak of every kind is being cut the biggest kind. This takes in all cloaks for ladies, misses and child ren. It takes in all furs and all shawls. It takes in all ttie newest and best styles in cloaks, capes and wraps of evefy kind and quality. You know the reliability of this house. You know or should know that a reduction advertised is as advertised in every instance. The cut price is made to cloSe out every garment in the cloakroom and the way the goods are going this will be done without a doubt. We are today showing the biggest increase iv cloak selling that has ever been made in this city. Canes free with a $5 purchase. The rains have given a new impetus to business. Business is the best it has been for years. There is no gainsaying this fact. Capes cut and basted for all who buy their material here. There is no handkerchief stock in this the stiperior of ours. Elegant handkerchief boxes free with 1$ worth, of handkerchiefs. New kid gloves for Christmas trade. Fine umbrellas at a very low price for Christmas trade. The greatest cloak bargains for Christmas trade. This means the cash with the sale. SJ^SSJ3^^^^^^^^^^^x^ T> A TvTTs T> A largest and finest stjnhy rooks LJaLJIt UrKAlllV 1 AKJIH-IXJ (single add «n swtte) tm tManmm mk EUROPEAN HOTEL. $3 »8U per week. 423 Sl 425 SOUTH SPRING STREET, TT/~vrii ¥."' f T) A HyIYAAT A ''OR. SPRING AND THIRD 8T8„ LOS AHtJELI*, fliL J.IVJ 1 Vjlj IwViVJ Kf lN ft European plan. Greatest frontage southeast. Hew management: renovated; rentier!: refurnished. Ratee moderate. F. B. MALLORY. Pfegt. . TjnTLU A~l> OV T Tj l CENTRALLY LOCATED, OLIVE AND eloOtt'V Jf* llV.) L lliLj iVltUrl L/Jli Day boarders. Rooms elegantly furniehe*. All Bod em conveniences. Table cannot be surpassed. Terms reasonable. D. K. BARTOW, Pff»H iTrA'T'TT'r T TV SECOND AND HILL—FAMILY HOTEL. AWmfc llUllliL. _L/±l>l mente perfect; electricHol^p^r^«^ft|ggJg«i_^ T T>/"»CCl\* f\l> P* 410 WEST SIXTH ST., OFF. CENTRAL PAJKIC IIV t I lidlj Ivy First class family and tourist accommodate one Board by day or week. Terms reasonable. G. R. KELLY, Prop. trr i r rr?r wnoTir sixth and broadway. first class im w¥tH\ IIKJ I Vjlj \\ v/ltl 11. psrticular. Board and lodging, i»1.50 pet ley Itosf Unites for families , F. J. BPAnLUINQ, MfgUSg, - IiYVriYT ADp A I II" A BA NTA MONICA. SOOTHBRN OALICOtVNtA'S 1 IvJ 1 -Tj Lj ft ltVy ft LJLft. f am oa« summer and winter resort. OrrtßS••■«al reduced bates for tub nkxt (10 dsys. The matchless reputation Of tbe table will be aaeia tslned. Surf bathing dellgntful Hot salt water baths a special feature. 35 mlaotee' tl4» (NSM Los Angeles. Visitors will be shown over the bouse, and suitable rednollon In rates quoted. S. REINHA RT, FroieieteT. THE REDONDO HOTEL fXl°^Jl^^: sible by trains of the Sotitliern California and Redondo Railways: 40 minutes' ride frelj Le- Ange.es. Every room an out.lde one, rlnnny and bright. Excellent table. BliKerd VSMeMs Dancing room and tennn oourt. Hot salt water swimming and plunge baths near hotel. FUM flsliing from the wharf. Free tranfportstlon to and from Los Angeles to weekly or mental*/ guests. For description and illustrated books and rateaapp'y to . D. O'NIEII_I_, Redondo Hotel, Redondo Beach, CeS. Or to CITY OFFICE REDONDO RAILWAY. Bradbury Block, Loo Aneelei<._ THE HOLLENBECK 1 Best Appointed Hotel in American and Kuropean Flam. MgHM^^Hj^^W^^^^^^B AM U S E MLKNTSj^^^^^ LOS ANUILK9 THIO* nt... Uader the Direction of AL. lIA YW AN. C, tl. WOOD, Lessee....H. C. WYATT, Manager TONIGHT. TONIGHT. TUESDAY, Dec. 11th, and balance of week, David Henderson's AMERICAN EXTRAVAGANZA Company. ALADDIN, JR. Original $80,000 Production Intact NOTHING OMITTED. NOTHING CURTAILED. NOTE-Owing to tbe length of the perform ance the curtain will rise at 8 o'clock, prompt. Tbis la positive. Bi .-..a now ob sale. Prices $1.50 $1, 78c, 50c and 35c. UNITY OaOKOul Cor. Third and HlUSta Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings, DECEMBER 18THANU 19th. Wednesday Matinee, 3:30 P.M. The Great Musical Prodigy, BLIND TOM! His Mind is an Opera of Beauty, Written by the Hand of God. RESERVED SEATS, $1, 75c and 50a SPECIAL MATINEE PRICES. Seats on sale at the A. W. Berry Stationery Co., 120 South Spring at., ou and after Tuesday, December 11th. Baker Iron Works 950 TO 900 BUENA VISTA ST., LOS ANGSLES, - CAL. 1 t atstntaa ■» t. Qr junda. Tel. 124. A MIISIgIKW. PKgANK THUB UEK, Main atreet. between Fifth and Sixth. Fbsd A. Cooper, Uanagar. The Novelty of Novelties—Week Comm»aein« Sunday, Dec. 9 h—Every evening during that week and Saturday Matinee—The Only Twin Stars in the World, WILLARD AND WILLIAM n c: w el l. l, In tbe Beautiiul, Romantic Drama, " The Corsican Brothers." Supported by the Entire Cooper Company. New and Beautiful Soensry. Magnificent Costumes. Admission 15,20 and 30c. Bex seats .10 tmt 7te THALIA OIINCEItT HALL, 323 323 Downey blk, If. Mala at ADMISSION FREE. Come and Hear SADIE ALLYNN ALSO BERT ROXIE The Silver Tenor.—Alao tae Los Angeles Favorite, MISS GENEVA HAZELTON The Eccentric Come- Tha American Night dun.. tngale, BILLY MORTON. MISS BERTHA e.NZIU Concert from 7:30 to 12. Change el aro. gramme ever? week. N. 3.— Closed Sundays. U 114-116 Court at.. Loa Angela*. F. KERtOW, Prop. ARMAND AND GRANVILLE, International Operatic and Character change artists, formerly ol New Toast MISS RET A QOUGH, The Great Favorite from the Orpheus, tea Francisco. CARMEN. The Beautiful Spanish Dancer. Berth Family Orchestra. Concert every evening from 7:30 until 12, and Saturday matinee Irom 1 to 4 p. nv Jjajr-Kine rouiiDcrcial lunch. Finest coislat antl meals a la carta at all hours. POLAND FOR p QCK. Bartalemsw * Co., \XT A TFD 218 W. First it. i 7-2S U 7