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I The Most Sensible Christmas Gift T I
■ It Will Double In Value Before Next Christmas. I
I I Tlie Central-Avenue Section! grider & dows an A mT°^trb art I
One of the results of the oil development has been to vJL dl 111 Lots 50 to 60 feet. $25,000 in street improvements |j
increase the demand for property in the southern part of alone _ Four 80-foot streets, one ioo foot street, all graded |f
the city, outside of what is now generally known as the oil • \" ~¥~*CZ±\ "4" and graveled, cement walks and curbs; streets sprinkled; H
» belt. This is particularly true of the section along Central V 3 LI L water mains laid and shade trees planted. Beautiful Adams 1
KB avenue, between Seventh street and the city limits. „ ~ ,„, ~ , c B|
W . street, 82 teet wide, and 1 wenty-eighth street, 100 teet H
m Over • rear mo. before th.re wm any particular movement in this direction. S -4~ wide, lined with palm trees. Central avenue, four miles fl
Sti attention waa called in these columns to the inducements which were held out for a .—s & SH
H inveitore and home-seekers, but it is only during tbe pact few months that buyers _.!L JL \s long and So feet wide, with a double-tracked electric road, H
Hj appear to have begun to realize the possibilities of this section. Tbe improve- SB
89 ments tbat have been made during the past yea' are mainiy due to the enterpriee TUUS through the center of this tract; Only fifteen minutes' 89
>R9 of a local real estate firm, which first handled the Philbin tract on Central avenue, . „. , . —. — , r . -—- . — r i —"V i r> t" tvt i i WW
m and ha. since laid out tbe Briswalter and Adams-street tracts. Until these tracts !-<( ) ( ) () - H C )( ) I I ( ) S ride from Second aud Spring StS. 1 lie M aple avenue elec- H
Si were plaoed on the market and liberally advertised in the columns of the "Timeß," v—J V-/ V_y V_J V_X -L. — * — J- J—✓ _1_ — ..... . . . , T B
M Ibll section was to many of the citizens of Lo, Angeles a terra incognita, and there t» c road 15 wlthm tWO blocks - X 74 lots Sold Since June ISt. B
■ -.. a general impre.sion that it was a low, undesirable part of town, something Avri 1 1o * 4 * Rich sandy loam; no mud. Examine this tract. Seethe ■
■5 like the bottom lands along tbe I.os Angeles river. To show how false this idea INO xVIUCi. GPSQeCI- StFCet. Uement J ' U
HI is, it is only necessary to repeat a fact which the "Times" has mentioned on ccv- large number of homes built ill the list four months. A H
H»i eral occasions, namely: Tbat Central avenue is nearly forty feet higher than ~.-11. Qnr J pnr ,k c "R1 1i 1H in rr rPQtriptinTT; . , B
|9 Figueroa street. «t the same distance south of the city. ctilLJ. jjunuiiiy lunuiiOi personal examination will satisfy any buyer as to its merits. B
S« Among the new residents in Ibis section who will put up important improve- . r-r r t t i t a t—i . , ... T B
|H ments is Dr. Hayes of Dayton, 0., brother of ex-President Have?. Several years 1/4; .LotS SOICI Since June lSt. J-'riCe till Lots are $250, $350, $400 and up, on easy terms, till Janu- I X
H| ago, during the boom, Dr. Hayes bought two lots on Sixteenth street, near Cen- , -n i_ 1 J T» » *. 1 B
l tra. avenue. Since »h« D, Hy. has been back east, and returned to Los J anuar y \gt $250, $300, $400 tO $600. ISt, when pnees Will be advanced. Ta.e the Central |
M Angeles a few days ago. After looking over all the west end section and tbe south- c/ 't* » » avenue cars, cor. Second and Spring Streets, to Adams St. B
KM west be was so pleased with tbe Central-avenue section tbat be decided to com- r-r-< i /-> , 1 _, „ , H
■mI mence at once the erection of a residence on his lots. laße central avenue Cars at oeCOna ana Agents at our branch office, on the cor. of Central avenue ■
Among citizens who will build good residences in the Adams-street tract are: . „ i T , t i, cfc c Vir»w tlio nrnnprtw T?nr views H
m Dr.. Franklin and Talcott and D.H.Bnrk. of Angeleno Heights. Within a few SprillQ tO AclamS Street. Only 15 lllin- and Tv enty-Umth StS., Will show the property. FOT VieWS ■
days the improved narrow gauge service of the electric cars on Central avenue will ~ ** of the tract, maDS and all information, write or call Oil US. Hi
he in operation from Spring street to Adams street, giving a twelve-minute eer- n f flc ' r*\r\ a TT 1 >o/-, c oonpiorfO f PO m nilf t~\ f fin T - \ n ffl
g vice. The new line is already running as far as Twenty fifth street. UtCS riQe. X* VQe CSFFISQe irOm OLlr OlllCe. Free carriages at all times. H
I GRIDER & DOW, South Broadway, Los Angeles. Telephone 1299. I
Death Oame to Robert I.ante Stevenson
Suddenly- More Trouble Expected
In Samoa.
Honolulu, Deo. 14, vie, San Francisco,
Dec. 22.—Tbe talk of the town this week
ia the nnearthing of an alleged Royalist
oonsoiracy. On Saturday evening last
the police went to the house of John E.
Bush and arrested him and E. 0. Crick
on a ohtrge of conspiracy against the
government. Upon searching the house
seven rifles were found. Soon after be
ing lodged in jail, Joseph Nawahi, a
native lawyer, called to see tbem and
was arrested on tbe same charge.
About midnight F. Weed and Emil
Klemme were also arrested, the former
aa an aocesaory to tbe conspiracy and
latter for having arms in hia possession
unlawfully. Several houses of suspects
were searched on Sunday, but no arms
found. On Monday a search of the
honse occupied by Crick brought to light
four rifles, two pistols and 160 rounds of
ammunition, all of which were con
cealed nnder the floor. The prisoners
were oonfined in separate cells and will
be examined on Monday next, bail be
ing refnsed in the meantime.
Bush baa been publishing a small
■beet daily in native and English, in
which he has been acoring tbe present
government and assuring the natives
jhat tbe queen would surely be restored.
Crick is an English chemist, and was
implioated inthealleged Walker Sinclair
conspiracy of a year ago. After his ar
rest he appealed to British Commission
er Hawes for protection, but was told
that nothing could be done for him.
Government officials are xery reticent
• bout the case, bnt claim to have abun
dant evidence to convict the principal
There have been several shocks of
earthquake on tbe island of Hawaii, and
one on this island during the paat few
days. Tbe volcano of Kilauea is more
active than ever, and some old settlers
predict an overflow as the result of tbe
TUB novelist's death.
Samoa, Deo. 2, via San Francisco,
Deo. 22.—Robert Louis Stevenson, the
eminent novelist, died very auddenly
Deoember 2d at bia beautiful Samoan
home, Vilima. He had been busy at
work until 4 o'clock and had written
what are Baid to be some of his finest
passages and had left his work for din
ner. He had gone into the kitchen with
his wife to prepare some particular dish
which he had a fondness for, and while
there complained of a pain on tbe top of
his head. He went into his drawing
room and almost immediately fell baok
unconscious in a chair. Medical aid was
at once obtained, but it waa uaelesa, aa
I • never recovered consciousness and
died at 8 o'clook. The community was
greatly shocked and much regret was
.elt, as. althouijh Mr. Stevenson met
with much opposition on account of bis
political views, socially ha waa highly
esteemed. Before his death, aud when
in good health, he had expressed a wish
to be buried upon the top of Vala moun
tain in a most romantic spot, 1400 feet
above sea level, known by the name of
the "Traa Snoala," (or pigeon-catching
place of Sooala). and bis interment took
place there yestsrday in the presence, of
the intimate friends of the family.
The rebels have declared their inten
tion of making armed resistance to tbe
government and are rebuilding the forts
at Lutuanum, recently destroyed by the
British and German warships. Every
thing indicates that serious trouble may
again be looked for.
The chief justice, owing to the con
tinued illness of his daughter, has gone
to Mew Zealand for a two months' vaca
tion. The president, Herr Schmidt, is
acting aa chief justice, whereat much
dissatisfaction is expressed.
Owing to information having been re
ceived by the aatboritiea of a shipment
nf ammunition having been sent from
Europe to Samoa, the cargoes of all in
coming vessels will be searched and
any war material found will be confis
King Malietoa ia about to marry a girl
named Sueina, daughter of one of tbe
great chiefs and a member of one of the
largest families. It is thought that thia
marriage will atrengthen Malietoa'a po
No Tidings or the st»m Colliers Ke
weenaw and Atoataarrat.
San Francisco, Deo. 22.—The little
schooner Mary and Ida, 16 days out
from Shoalwater bay, and whic.i many
people were inclined to give up as lost,
came into port this evening. The list
of overdue sailing vessels is now reduced
to six and the owners are now feeling
easier about their fate.
Through the local collector of revenue
tbe secretary of the treasury today or
dered tbe revenue cutter Grant, now
at Port Townsend, to proceed to sea at
once and search for the missing coal
ateamera Montaerrat and Keweenaw.
The cutter ia ordered to remain at sea
for two weeks and to Bearcb the coast
from British Columbia to San Fran
The steamer City of Puebla came into
port today from tbe north. She aaw
no signs of the missing colliers. Off
Point Arena ahe spoke the ateamer
Mackinaw. Tbe Mackinaw had sighted
nothing, though her officers bad kept
• aharp lookout.
Tho Fasalas; nt "Soger" Flynn.
New York, Dec. 22.—Alderman Cor
neliua Flynn, better known aa "Soger"
Flynn, ia dead of pneumonia. He haa
been a member of the assembly and an al
derman for many terms. He waa born
in Ireiand, bnt came to this city when a
lad, and until 1891) waa a faithful ser
vant in the Tammany ranks. Strong
aervice in the Mexican war, together
with bia great height and manly bear
ing, gained for him the soubriquet of
"Soger." In 1891) he bolted Tammany,
but returned to the organization during
the laat election.
Death or Oultean's Stepmother,
Freeport, 111., Dec. 22.—Mra. L. W.
Ouiteau, since 1852 a resident of this
oity, and stepmother of the asaaaain of
President Garfield, died here last night.
No Christmas and New Year's table should
be without a Dottle of Dr. Siegert's Angustora
Bitters, the world renowvod appetizer ".!. ex
quUite flajor. Beware of counterfeits.
John E. Sexton Can Tell Unplaasant
Stories Abont the MoUonalds
and Othera.
San Francisco, Dec. 22.—John E-
Sexton, now in jail at Oakland for utter
ing falee checks and defrauding hia
creditors, eaye that Max Popper and
other politicians are behind bia proae
cotion, and are very bitter againat him.
Sexton dates the enmity now ao pro
nounced against him, from tbe time he
went to Los Angeles in tbe interest of
Senator Fair and made tbe famous re
port on tbe Pacific bank's Los Angeles
enterprise. Ssxton bad something to
say about tbia yesterday when seen at
at the county jail. There were two mo
tives—friendship for Senator Fair and
hatred towards R. H. McDonald—tbat
prompted Sexton to concern himself in
tbe Pacific bank's Los Angelea scheme.
"The bank was trying to interest Fair
in pioperty the value of which it had
fraudulently inflated," aaid Sexton yes
terday, "and I as an engineer made a
careful examination into the value of
the Loa Angelea electric and cable roads
involved in the deal, and as a result I
was tbe means of having tbe bond issue
cut down from $2,400,000 to $1,500,000,
this reduction causing tbe collapse of
McDonald, and my action bringing upon
me, of course, tbe eternal hatred ol the
Pacific bank and all its allies. Now
tbey are not in a position, moat of tbem,
to do me much injury, but their ani
mosity waa tbe beginning of tbe con
spiracy against me, and though I am
not inclined to whine about it, for I
can tight them all, I do intend to
make some interesting disclosures to the
people oi California if the political and
financial enemies I have made persist in
tbe attempt to bound me to the peni
"But lam not aaying much now. In
fact I never conaented before to ba in
terviewed, and I preanme that is why
tbe pape-a call me The Man of Mys
tery.' I don't believe much in talk.
Action ie better. But if lam forced to
reveal tha inside hiatory of the big men
in California I'll famish some interest
ing reading. I'll stay by my friends al
ways, but if people turn againat me juat
becauae I'm in trouble, especially when
I'm not guilty, it is not in human nature
to be silent."
Treasury Ufßalalt Discover a Schema of
Ihe Brokers.
New York, Deo. 22.—Sub-treasury
officials say an effort is being made in
New York to juggle tbe government's
gold. Exporters are working all kinds
of schemes to get full weight coins.
They are very anxious to get hold of
gold bars and bricks with the govern
ment's stamp of fineness on them.
Uncle Sam has $46,000,000 worth of
these, but in order lo cut down expenses
some time ago made ita rule to redeem
treasury notes only in gold coin. The
light weight coins complained of arts all
within the legal limit, one-bail of 1 par
cent, but the shipperd have felt the loss
and have eorted the coins, keeping the
light weight ones at home. Tbe banks
objected to taking them and one foreign
house took a lot to the subtreaaury and
asked that they be redeemed in paper.
This tbe treasury officials declined to do,
aaying tbe redeeming of paper promisee
to pay did not carry witb it tbe reverse
duty of redeeming gold in paper. The
only thing left to do waa to deposit the
gold in tbe bank, whence it would work
ita way hick to tbe cub-treasury. Tbe
assay office has received a novel prop
osition from an exporting bouse. It
wanted to deposit American gold coin
and have it melted into stamped bam.
The proposition was declined, though if
the coin was light weight nr mutilated
it could be remelted at the regular fee.
A private detective called at tbe assay
office for assistance in tracing two gold
bars wbich he said had been smuggled
in from Mexico.
A Railroad Sold Under tho Hammnr for a
Corvai.lis, Ore., Dec. 22.—The Ore
eon Pacific railroad was Bold here this
afternoon under tbe foreclosure pro
ceedings brought by the Farmers' Trust
and Loan company of New York. There
was but one bidder and the road, which
la 147 miles in length, was knocked
down to Bonner & Hammond, of Mia
aoula, Mont., for |100,00 U.
On January 3rd the court will decide
the question of confirmation of tbe sale.
About $11,000,000 was spent in the con
struction and equipment of tbe road.
George S. Coe gave notice of the owner
nhip of 75 aorea of land near Albany on
which the Oregon Pacific tracks are sit
uated, and William Hoag cave notice of
bis ownership of tbe depot grounds at
Albany, Corvnllis and Yaquina.
Chicago Boodlera.
Chicago, Dec. 22.—The Herald today
publishes tbe statement tbat Alderman
John Powers, one of the most prominent
members of the city council, bas been
caught offering to deliver the votes of 40
or more members of tbe council for $25,
--000 cash. The proposition is stated to
have been made to Neil McCoul, tbe
Chicago manager of a large corporation,
the 40 votes to be furnished to kill tbe
so-called anti-cigarette ordinance. A
stenographic report of tbe conversa
tion between Powers and McCoul was
obtained by a representative of tbe
Herald concealed behind a door, a panel
of wbich was removed.
Mrs. Worthlngtoo Gam New Trial.
San Francisco, Dec.22.—The supreme
court this morning granted a new trial
to Mrs. Wortbington, the wife of tbe
local newspaper artist, who is now serv
ing a2O year term in the San Quentin
penitentiary for the murder of Harry
Baddleigh, whom she shot over a year
Atteraptad lllaokmall.
Paris, Dec. 22. —An American ex-de
tective named Dauriao, who waa an oc
casional reporter on the Figaro, baa
been arreated on a charge of attempting
to blackmail M. Sontia, the banker.
Charges Dlamlased.
Albany, N. V., Deo. 22.—Governor
Flower haa diemiseed tho chargea
againat Dietrict Attorney Follows.
Souvenir Boxes
3p«clnlly appropriate for Christmas presents,
at OUtUtopher's, -11 8. Spring st,
Photography to Be Uaert In Searching
for the Criminal—itaward
TorEKA, Kan., Dec. 22.—Tbe murder
of Mrs. D. A. Matson, who was found
dead at ber residence in this city Thurs
day, remains as much a mystery as ever.
Little can be made of the story of the
deaf and dumb negro who claims to
have seen two men enter and leave the
house on tbo night of the murder, and
as yet no tangible clue has been discov
ered. Tho sheriff arrested a negro named
Frank Neville, on suspicion, bnt refused
to give any information as to the con
nection the arrested man is supposed to
have with the crime.
Governor Llewelling will offer a reward
of $51)0 for tbe apprehension of the mur
derers, and there is talk of raising a
puree of $1000 for the employment of
professional detectives to work on the
An important development in the
case is the identification of tbe slung
Bhot with which Mrs. Matson waß
struck and which waa found wrapped in
carpet near tbe body, as belonging to
Nelson Baily, colored, who was a tenant
of Mrs. Matson. Baily disappeared
from Topeka last Monday and is under
stood to have gone to Chattanooga,
Tenu. Mr-. Matson is the school
teacher who was outraged and mur
dered a week ago.
In connection with the bunt for the
murderer it haa been decided to photo
graph the victim's eyes aa a possible
means of finding a clue.
What Doctors Charge for Proving Mur
derer* to Ke Itiiane.
El Reno. O. T., Dec. 22.-The trial of
Fred M. Ileal, on the charse of the mur
der of Francis McKeanon, of Guthrie,
O. T.| has proceeded to the close of tho
testimony. The case made by tbe ter
ritory shows deliberate and malignant
killing, and the defondant fails to show
any extenuating circumstances. A sen
sation waa sprung yesterday when the
defouse endeavored to show that Dr.
Pinqnard had offered to testify for the
defendant for $300. Pinquard denied
the insinuation and testified that he was
asked by tbe defendant's counsel what
his fee would bo to make a case of insan
ity for tbe defendant. Thiß waa not de
Charges of jury bribing and fixing are
rife and the grand jury now in session is
making an investigation. The case will
go to the jury today.
Fourteen Pooplc Bitten—Several Ani
mals Aleo Attacked.
Salem, N. J., Deo. 22.—A mad dog
ran through the streets of thia city lust
night and carried terror and suffering
with him. Fourteen persona were bit
ten. Four horsea and ten doga aleo felt
tho effects of its teeth. Seven of the
injured persons have already left for
\»w York to undergo treatment in the
Pasteur institute. Principal Storey oi
the high school waa one of tbe first per
son.! attacked. A crowd collected and
the dog with great rapidity attacked
person after person. At last George
Dixon managed to get a gun, and com
ing close to tbe animal poured the con
tents of both barrels into hia back aud
ended his career.
The injured are Prof. A. S. Storey,
Councilman Henry A. Stickler, E. S.
Carter, Jacob Sceur, Dr. J. C. Robinaon,
Cbarleß Smith, .fames Ayers, Cbarlea
Bacon, Leo Millet, Charlee Jobneon,
Lewis Noill, John Hart, Nora Nichols
and William (tiles.
Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 22.—A strange
cbbo is occupying the attention of physi
cians of Stevens Point. The patient.
Miss Cora Edmunds of that village, iB a
voting woman about 23 years of age.
She waa bitten by a dog about two years
age, aud from ber symptoms of barking
and frothing at the mouth it was
thought at first ahe had hydrophobia,
but as tbe case develops it seems more
probable that she has hysteria.
She claims to have an inspiration of
all that is taking place in the village.
She has died and gone to heaven, talked
with her loved ones who have gone be
fore, seen the angels and returned again
to eartb. The pbysioians are puzzfed
over tbe case and are unable to deter
mine just what her complaint ia.
Th« Inoom- Tax.
Washington, Dec. 22.—Today Jere
miah Wilson, council for John G, Moore
of the New York banking firm of Moore
&. Schley, applied tp Judge Cole of tbe
equity branch of the supreme court of
tbo District of Columbia for an order re
straining John S.Miller,commissioner of
internal revenue, from assessing and
collecting the tax upon his income. This
is only one of a number of legal attacks
which will soon be matte upon the in
come tax, each suit based upon different
Canada's Lata Premier.
London, Dec. 22. —After a night of
pitiless rain tbe weather cleared up at 9
o'olock thiß morning, and under a bright
sky tilt) body of the lute Sir John Thomp
son, late premier of Canada, left London
for Portsmouth amid tbe profound si
lence of a large crowd, who atood witb
uncovered heads about tbe railroad sta
tion until the train reached its destina
Tbe funeral pioceaiion reached Vic
toria station at 8:45 a. m. The coffin
was in an open four-horse hearse, which
was followed by four mourning coaches.
Over the coffin was a Canadian flag, and
upon the latter rested tbe queeu's laurel
wreath, which sbe personally placed
upon the temporary coffin previous to
the removal of tbe remains from Wind
sor castle. In the first carriage follow
ing tho hearse waa Senator Sanford.
Popplug Pigeons.
Nr.v Yokk, Deo. 22.—The crack
American amateur shots, Hroey of the
Westminster Kennel club and B. C.
Nathaniel of tbe Century club of West
Chester faced the traps at the West
minster grounds, Brooklyn, in a 100-bird
match wbich was a very close contest.
The result added another feather to
Fred Hoey's cap, he winning by a score
of 93 killed to 89 for Nathaniel.
Fe(lS(Osua and Popsl.
Winbboko, Tex., Dec. 22.—News
comes of a serious cutting affray at
Pictou between Professor J. B. Gay
and Wilmer Randolph. The aohool boy
would not obey. Profesaor Gay atarted
to whip tbe boy, who atabbed him and
ran. Gay drew a knife and cut the boy.
It ia thought both will die.
A Blstar or tha Young Draggle* Who
Was Stabbed to Death Furnishes
m New Theory.
Ban Francisco, Deo. 20. —The coroner
began en inqneat today in the case of
Eugene Ware, the yonthful drag clerk,
who waa ao cruelly murdere nearly
two weeka ago in the pharmacy under
the St. Nicholas hotel. Too few wit
nesses who were examined could throw
no light on the mysterious tragedy and
the inquest waa finally continued until
next week.
Mrs. B. S. Spanier, a eiater o! the
murdered boy, waa considered the moat
important witnese, though the coroner
got nothing from her. When she had
concluded ber testimony she waa aaked
whether she knew anything more. "I
know nothing more," ehe replied, with
a significant emphasis on tha word
It remained for the reporters to pur
sue this point after the coroner's court
adjourned. To them Mrs. Spanier de
clared that it was ridiculous to suppose
that any insane man or robber went in
off the street to murder her brother by
plunging a knife into hia body nineteen
times. Did it not appear to the report
era? Mrs. Spanier asked, that the mur
der had been very deliberately planned
and that it bad been dons by some one
who knew just where to strike a vital
spot? The sister said there was tbut
one person who would have any object
in causing tbe boy's death. He waa
very intimate with Ware and he had a
secret which the boy bad kept for him
for a long time.
Ware had told hia eiater about this
man and the secret, but tbe boy had
never told her the nature of the secret
more than it was something that wonld
end the career of the man in question
should he ever reveal it. Mrs. Spanier
knows, however, that Eugene did tell
his elder brother, John Ware, all about
the secret and for tbat reason she is
very anxious to learn the whereabouts
oi ber missing brother John, for she is
sure be could throw some light on the
murder. John Ware has been vari
ously reported as being in Oregon,
Washington, Mexico and many other
The man whom Mrs. Spanier suspects
Uvea in San Franoisoo. She declares
tbat he was very intimate with her
brother, and that hia actione on tbe day
following the murder were very suspic
ious but his identity she poailively ra
fused to reveal.
Ohio Miners Accept.
Massillon, 0., Deo. 22.—Henry Mul
len, president of the Miners' district,
issued the following atatement today:
"Webelieve if we had hard-thinkiug.es
perienced men. they would have given
us better terms. If they had been man
of deep sympathies, tbey certainly would
have allowed us as much as other opera
tors were offered, 05 cents, before sub
mitting tbe matter to arbitration. We
accept the award under protest."
Fourteen hundred ponnda of fuel will
go aa far with the Gleuwood range as
2000 pounds will in any other. That
means 30 per oent aaved. Farrey C«,,
101 North Spring itreet.

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