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THE PASTOR PAID PROMPTLY And Then Filed Complaint Charge ing Blackmail A PREACHER'S PREDICAMENT Which Leads to Invoking Protection ot the Law All Assert toes of Wrong Doing Are Dt-nicd— Deacons and Congregation Stand by Their Shepherd, ■Associated Tress Special Wire. San Krancisc.o, Dec. 29.—Mrt. Mary A. Davidson baa been arretted on tlie charge of extortion prefer red by l!cv. C. O. Brown, pastor of the First Congregational church. Dr. Brown charges her with blackmail and says that be paid he.- 1500 to secure her silence in regard to his alleged relations with Miss Overman, a young lady from Tacoma, who visited at his house. The First Congregational church is the largest and most fashionable one of tint denomi nation in the city. Mrs. Davidson, who is a woman about sixty yenrs of a;te, came here during the M dWinter fair as rep resentative of a Boston corset firm, and lately conducted a corset store <>f her own here. Sbe haa attended Dr. Br.iwn"s church for about a year and has taken great interest in church matters, \iiss Overman came here from Tacoma for her health and visiied at the house of Dr. Brown, whose family she knew in Tacoma. After a a ay of several months, duri nil Which time ahe became acquainted with Mrs. Davidson, Miss Overman returned to Tacoma, but came b ick to San Francisco when Mrs. Davidson promisod to seem c employment for her. Accotding to Dr. Rro.vn. Mrs. Davldsnn came to him last November at a time when there was intense excitement in the city over the exposure of several old men who had been debauching young girls and told him she had been commissioned by Mis. Jane Elizabeth Biddin, a lodging house-keeper, to demand $2000 down and $100 a month for ten yeara if he did not want his intimacy with Miss Overman ex posed. Mrs. Davidson said that Miss Overman had conllded in her and would testify against Dim, and that Mrs. Kadtlin knew that he had occupied a room in a lodging house wilh a young lady. Mrs. Davidson pointed out to him that owing to the siate of public feeling almost anything diat wit - -w would swear to would be believed, and advised him to settle at once. Dr. Brown was horrified at tho nature of the charges brought against him, and saw no means of escape. He succeeded, however, iv reducing the figures to $500 down and $:>5 a month for five years. He paid Mrs. Davidson $500, tor which she signed a receipt. After paying over the money Dr. Brown attempted to find M.s. Baddin, hut without success. Finally he met Miss Overman, who w»s stopping with Mrs. Davidson, and re proached her with her perfidy She mdig nantly denied that she had made any auch charges, and when confronted with Mrs. Davidson denounced the woman as in famous. Miss Overman Immediately left Mrs. Davidson's house and went to tho home of Dr. Brown, where she is now under the protection of his wife* Then the minister consulted wilh deacons of the church, and the result is the arrest of Mrs. Davidson. Both the minis ter and Miss Overman deny that there is the slightest foundation for the charges. Mrs. Davidson, when seen after her arrest, said: "Dr. Brown called on me several months ago ant' voluntarily confessed his love for Miss Overman. He asked my ad vice and I told him to sever his relations with the girl at once.'' Miss Overman, she says, also confessed her love for I 'r. Brown and that he hat! promised to pay her $115 a month. A few days after this Mrs. Davidson says Dr. Brown handed her $30 to give to Miss Overman, saying he had promised to pay her that amount for ten months. Some time ago a strange woman, who called herself Mrs. Baddin. called on Mrs. Davidson and said she knew of Dr. Brown's intimacy with Miss Overman nnd demanded $10,000 as the price of her si lence. About six weeks ago she sent for Dr. Drown and told htm of Mrs. rJaddiu's demands. He said: "Ii is all true, and more too." Mrs. Davidson continued: "He refused to ate die woman, and asked me to hat,.he the business for him. He said: 'You have our hearts' secrets,' and told me every thing. Dr. Brown said he c uld not pay her * 10.000, bu would pay sViUOO, with $.">OO down, and the rest at Hie rale of $:i5 am until. Dr. Brown aaid he would leave San Francisco within tbree months, as he had calls from Congreirational churches in Brooklyn and Philadelphia " Next day she paid ihe $500 to Mra. Bad din, who said she was going to leave town, but would return each mo ih for the $35. Mrs. Davidson aaya Dr. Drown paid $38 for Miss Overman In August, September, October, November and December. Sbe concluded ber statement l>y saying: "I have kept this secret Irom the church for the sake of Miss Overman and Dr. Brown, but the truth must he told, and'l am sorry I am to divulge these tilings." '1 lie Chronicle says: Miss Overman is a tall woman witb red hair and blueeyes. She is saitl to bo a divorced woman. Mat tie Overman is her maiden name. Somo months ugo she came lo die Chronicle and offered a etory on a prominent man for $1000, Sho is not particularly good look ing, hut is an Interesting talker. So fur the police have failed to find any trace of Mra, Baddin, or the lodging house which she is said to have kept. The Fust Congregational church was crowded this morning as the result of tho exposure of the alleged blackmailing at tempts upon Mr. Brown. The minister in his sei mon referred indirectly to Ihe attack upon las reputation. One of the deacons also spoke and corroborated Dr. Brown's statement that he consulted witb the of ficers of the church before causing the arrest of Mrs. Davidson. After the church aervici s a number of the congregation a ook bands with Dr. Brown and expressed confidence in him -Mrs. Davidson today tells a story that differs slightly from the one she told last night. Siu-says now that she believes she la the viotim of a plot iv which Dr. Brown and Miss Overman are die plotters, she still insists lhat they are guilty, and her theory is lhat Dr. BroWu, knowing that she was aware of bisamourwitb Miss Over man, and fearing exposure, boldly planned to forestall damaging developments by ac cusing her of blackmail. She thinks that br. Brown secured the mysterious Mrs. Baddi i, nnd had her call on her with the stoiy, and thus force her into die position of gu-between. After inducing her to ac cept money for Mrs. Baddin and to si«;n a receipt, br. Brown now charges her with blackmail. J. 11. Morse, the moderator of the First Congregational cburcb society and one of the deacons of the church, made a s' ..e --nient to the congregation litis morning. Just before Dr. Brown opened bis sermon Deacon Morse stepped on the platform in front of the pulpit nnd B dil: "1 wish to mako an official statement to the members of the church and c ingrega tion in reference to the articles which ap peared 111 b is morning's papers. "Last Monday niornina Dr. Brown called Deacon Dexter and myself into c ineulta* tion about this mallei- He mid the » nry to us substantially u.s it appeared In the papers. The story he told was complete iv allot its details and was auostantiated by proof, the result of that conference was v determination which was strenuously urged by Dr. Brown to put ihe whole mat tor ut tbe haads of the poiioe. We did that with a fu I knowledge of what the publicity of tiie press meant 10 thia church. "As soon as the matter w.«s laid before Captain Lees he Immediately gave in structions to the proper officers to arrest the woman wherever she might be found. She appeared at her room yesterday for the lirsl lime in live daya and was, immediately artosied, and is now in jail. "1 wi»h to assure the members of t'lis church and Congregation dial nil neccss iry sie,>s will he taken to proiect the good name oi the church and the go c\ name of the pa-tor. Both the church and pastor •rfrt he protected from the assaut sof this woman. "Afnr the matter was placed in the i hands of the polios I consulted W. F. i Whittier, thee'iah m in of the finance com mittee an t a member of tho board of tmsi'es. Re approved of tbe steps wbicb had been taken. "We believe thai tlie right action has been taken and lhat Dr. Brown ia entitled tn tho thanks of the church nnd Commu nity for his prompt and effeciiva action in tins matter.'' Tbie atatement by Mr. Morse trai sup plemented by a d lelaratlou from Dr. Brown tbat he intended to iight the case 10 die end. c said that some ot his friends hail i counseled him to avoid publicity, bnt he , had notshl eded such a Iviee. as he fell that I his duly lo society was of far higher mv I portance than any question of personal In- I tereat. | Ai the conclusion nf the service many i members of the congregation went for war i and shook hands with Dr. Brown. ! The officers of the church were the Hist to i extend ihe hand of sympathy. MMIV.I IT IS nLACKMML jTa tma, Wash, Dec. 29.—The alleged re'a ions of Dr. Brown and Miss Mattie Overman are a complete surprise to their i many friends here. W. C. Wheelock, ' president of the TaCOTna chamber of com merce, and a trustee of the First I'ongre | gatioiial church of which Dr. Brown was pastor for two years, siys, after reading : the San Fianciscn dispatches: "I be i 1 eve it is a esse of blackmail. I'd aa soon j believe that the moon would fall down on us this minute aa that thia story ia true. I I knew Dr. Brown three years at Dubuque, I lona, aud two years here, being in fact in- I situ nen >d in bringing him here. Never in tl a tune did I hear a word of scandal regarding him. I have understood that aome of the congregadon in Sin Francisco left hia church thereon account of his uu ; compromising stand on moral questions | and his plain preaching." ' Mia* Overman's family declare their be lief that it is a case of blackmail and say it cannot be true that her re alions with Dr. Brown have been any other than proper. Iv proof of this (hey cite that she went to live with the Browns on her first visit to ISan Francisco, over a year ago, at the earnest solicitation of Mrs. Brown for w horn Mattie hnd sewed both here and in Sin Francisco. While here just a year ntvoDr. Brown called at the Overman homo ar d stated there that Mrs Davidson was a pure Chriatian woman. Mattie had met heir on her firs visit u> San Francisco and went to live at Mrs. Davidson's afier going ■to San Francisco for thestco d time last August. Her younger sister Ldl.e received a letter from her yeaterday. It was written Tuesday aud she was then at Mrs. David son's. Yesterday afternoon came a telegram from her. reading: "|io not b-lieve sensational newspaper i etories. Letter will expla n." The family did not know what she re ferred to 11 tn 11 a morning paper printed a >an Francisco disp itch r garding the scan- j dal. Ihe story has been kept from Mrs. Overman lhat she may not be worried by it. Mr. Overman snys Mattie ia studying stenography and typewriting, and he ex pects her home in ttiree mouths. Her let ter of explanation is expected tomorrow or Tuesday. IDENTITY" DOUBTFUL Boston. Dec. 29.—Inquiry here fails tc reveal any trace of Mrs. Mary A. Davidson the woman who makes the sensational charges against Rev. C. 0. Brown of Sar Francisco. Tne only woman bearing hei name is still living here anil knows nothing about the San Francisco woman. EIIADOWY AICO.MILICEB Ann Ai bob, Mich., Dec. 20. — The name of Theophilus Abbott, who is said by Mrs Mary Davidson of San Francisco to have been a professor in the University of Miehi. gan, does not appear in the university rec ords fori 594. Abbott's name is not or: tne list of university professors in the atate gazetteer for 1893, No one cm be found tonight who can recall any one of that name connected wi h ihn faculty. New York SutiJay Law New York. Dec. 29.—Tlie police relaxed in no degree their vigilance in watching the saloons today, in their efforts to prevent v olations of the excise laws. As has been the case, on all Sundays since the crusade against Sunday se ling of liquor began suspc-cted places had uniformed policemen stationed at the doors, while detectives, ir citizens' clothing, were aeive iv s-ekinf opport unities to gain entrance to aalooni where bualneaa was being transacted. It wassaid today, by an experienced police sergeant that the saloonkeepers were taking the changed order of affairs as a matter ol course now, and that only a very few ol them, and those of ihe cheipest olas-, are making any attempt to vi >laic the Sundaj liquor selling law, it is no longer profit able. The Murderer at Large Princeton, Ind., Dec. 29.—Last m'uht near Oakland City John Cooper was mur ; dered by George Martin. Cooper and Mar tin were traveling horse traders, and i slopped at Oakland Ciiy yeaterday to get some whisky. They pitched their tents and quarreled. Martin grubbed a neck* ! ypkt antl haltered Cooper's brains out. j Their families were with them. They were j brothers-in-law. Martin rode away, leav ing the 'lead man lying in his wife's arms. The woman remained in the woods all night with tbe corpse. Martinis at large. Insurance In Oermany London, Dec. 29.—A Berlin dispatch to the Standard says Mr. i'oultney Bigel >w had an interview lasting several hours on Sunday with Dr. Miguel, Prussian minister of finance, which occasioned much talk. It is quite prob ible, however, that \it pre sented die government an ultimatum on insurance companies, ft was stated sev eral days ago that Mr. Bigelow was not acting ns the representative nf the United States governmen in Germany, but he spoke for ihe insurance companies. A Kansas Fire Emporia, Kas., Dec. 29. — The three largest business buildings in Hartford, twenty miles aouth of this riy, were des troyed by lire at daybreak this morning; h ss, about $30,000 or $40,000. Tiie Masonic and Ddd Fellows' lodge was also burned, including about $1000 worth of lod„'e properly. Lntnbtr for v.: mi:n Vancouver, li. Dec 29.—The Btearn shlp Mat U lid a sailed thin afternoon for Duenoa Ay re* wiih a lu-nber cargo of 2,450,880 feet, valued at $20,000. Something for tbe New Year The world renowiictl lUCcen of Ho«tetter's Btomacb Bitten, aii'i thetr continued popular* Ity forever a third of n oentur, at at torn ft inc. is t*careely moio wonder, i I tlilin the nvlcoine thai greet-, 'lv* anna« appe« anc* of Ko*t»t --t It A'ta*nao. Tbia valuable medical treatise la pabtUbed by the rtoetettef' oompany, Pitts burg/It. Ka.f mler their own nnrae<)iaie*u; or vhloa employing e\j hands In that depart ment, I u**y are raining abOU' 11 months tn the year i i tbti work, and tbe i sue of -ame fut lH'tiw ■ ocr eleven mllliona printed in the LtnglUh. Oerman. French, Welsh, Nor wegian Swedish, Holland, Bohemia, and Bpeitsb language* Kefarto a copy of it for valuable and Interesting reading ooboernlng li'-a tli, fl;i-l mime ou-> I rtunonl*]! an t > tlie etfl aey of tlontitter*! -torn eh hi iters, amuse, ment, varieu intorraatlon, ft*tronnmißA. raleu lationi aii'i chronological 1 ems, etc., *hich oan be depended on tor correctness The ai man* tor he obtained, free vi coat, irom druggists and general country dealers in mil parts oi the eeuutry. IiOS ANGELES HERAED: MONDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 30. 1895. JUSTICE ALVEY HESITATES To Accept a Venezuelan Com» missionership PATRIOTISM PROCLAIMED By Ihe Offer of a Regiment of Saltliers The American Society of London Believes that natters Have Already Been Amicably Arranged J Associated Ttess. Pre.'isl tViro San FkamlslM. Dec. I'll.—A dispatch was sent to President Cleveland tonight which proclaims the patriotism of tbia city in a few words. It simply read,aside from the addreaa, as follows: "Within a week we will have armed nnd equipped a battalion of 600 men at our own expense. Al your serv ice when need ed. Neither politloa nor creed cuts tiny figure wilh us. We are Amer c ins, (Signed) " Willi tm Fahfy. "Major, for the officers antl men.' 1 Major Fahey, who is the proprietor of the Cosmopolitan hotel, was found in one of the parlors of that hostelry surrounded by a number of members of the new battalion this afternoon. "It is really a few days too early to be gin to talk about it, ns we are not thor oughly ori/anized. that is. we have not yet had a drill,'' he saitl. "You see, we tire doing this iv a quiet way. If it becomes advertised we will be annoyed to death hy applicants and that would Inte fere with our picking the ohi." of men we desire. This is to be an unique battalion, compos ed, as I said, of American*, The Ameri cans are native born, of Irish, Herman, French, Scindmaviati or English pirent age, whom we know to be loyal to the American Hag that we are to bear.'' justice alvey hksit vtes. Haoerstown, Md., Dec. 39.— Kichard H. Alvey, chief justice of the Dotted States court of appeals in the District of Colum bia, has been requested by President Cleveland to become a member of tho Venezuelan commission. The request was made on Thursday last in Washington. The proposition took Judge Alvey by surprise, ami he begged lor time to con sider the matter before committing him self. This the president granted. He is at hi- home in Hagers own, and will be here untd his court meets on the ilrst Mond iv in January. Tonight Judge Alvey said that he had not yet fully made up his mind whether he would accept or not. Many Important cases would come up before the district cour' of appeals nt tne January term antl because of his heavy judicial duties and for other reasons he has hesitated about immediately accepting tlie president's offer. He is heartily in accord, however, with the president's views and feels under obligations to further Mr. Cleveland's policy. THE LABORER SPEAKS. New Yor.K, Dec. 2!).—Before leaving for [ndi inapolis, the headqu irters of the American Federation of Labor, Samuel Sompers tnade a farewell speech to the Central Labor union today in which he de nounced a policy looking to a war between [lie United States and England, tie said: I "Those who are Stirring up this war scare are covering themselves with a mask ' of patriotism behind which is hidden noth ing but hlusterand pomposity. Around, be low and beneath this so called patrio ism is j a scheme to enlarge the army andnav] I The true patriot is not looking for war. He wants peace. The workeis of out country have no quarrel with the workers of other countries. They will not be I swayed by political schemers "In the ranks of the s"nsihle. cord | headed workers and true American citizens ; you will Qnd this so-called war scare has had no effect. Labor is never for war; il is always for peace. It is on the 6ide of justice and humanity " A VKNEZLT.LAN COMMISSIONER Washington, Deo. 2!L—Gen. Targe Us* j lar, special commissioner to the United Staie3 from Venezuela, is here nwlth his 1 family. Gen. Us'ar, who is commander ol one of the five army corps of Venezuela, was appointed commissioner to come tc the United States and watch the negotia '. tions with Great Biitaiu regarding the boundary dispute. President Crespo, General Uslsr says, n= soon as President Cleve and annotn ces the Venezuelan commission, w II appoint a commission of live of the most representa tive citiaens of the South American repub lic to come to the United States and con vey to President Cleveland, the congress and the country the thanks ai d apprecia tion of the good will shown by the Uqited states government In its announcement of its intention to fearlessly enforce he Mon roe doctrine. This commission has nol been appointed, though the gentlemen who will serve on it have been notified. MODERATE OPINIONS LONDON, Dec. 30.—The Chronicle puh. lishes a mass of mater on the Venezuela:] nf! dr, including maps in possession of the colonial office, extiact* from the American papers which have arrived by mail, and an article by Frederick Harrison, declaring that the Venezuelan claim is on all fours . with a Snatiisli claim to Gibraliar "if the United States can persuade Ven ezuela to submit to a bona fitle bounda y j Battlement," the writer continues, "and to ; drop her swagger about Charles V and | Phlihp II of Spain, and can enforce an | award when it is made, the question could I be etlilel in a month." T ie Brussels delegate to the Venezuelan government, Velos DuiliCoa, recently vis ited Ihe Hague and exhausted every chan nel without success in support of the Vene zuelan claim. Five years ago the British vice consul at Ciudad, Bolivar, examined the Spanish records aud proved the Briti-h aspect of the esse completely. The Berlin correspondent of the Stan dard says: I havo excellent reasons to state that the repor of an agreement be tween Russia and ihe United States about Venezuela is unfounded. On the contrary, the tzar was painfully surprised at Presi dent Cleveland's message and any war involving one would be unwelcome to the Russian court on the approach of the coro nation. IHERE IS STILL DAN'iER. LONDON, Dec. H0 — The New York corre spondent of the Times, while he allium Ins convictions that there is no longer any feeling for war with England in the United Slates at present, says there hes a real danger for the future. He attributes this partly to the personal character of the pres.'lent, or that quility of it which his 11 lends call firmness and his enemies stub bornness. NO dan'Oep. APPREHENDED London. Dec. 29.—The proposed meet ing of the American society for the pur pose of an expreosian of hopp for an ami> ab.le settlement of existing differences be tween England and the Untied Slates has been abandoned, in view of the improved situation. Xmaß trees cheap today. 528 Spring. Agency ior I'ausi Beer Agency .'or Pabst beer pacific Bottllnt; Workß, cor. Fifth and Wolfskill r.ts. If you livo out of town semi or samples ani pricea ol our wealing nvitalions, Neknow how io o uus work Just riglit and will pleise you. ii. M. i.cc ,v Uro., Mo N Spring street. liirycle crazf! is on, wan paper must go—M.i to 50 ier Cent off; 323 a Bprlng st. °ao OU! 'i ribunc Wheel, best on earth; ju*.lgj lor yo lr Mil, HEAVY ROBBERIES New York Jewelry Inleves Make the Cltl sens Sick New York, Dec. 29.—1n addition to the robbery of $ti.">,ooo worth of diamonds ami jewelry from the M.vdison Squ ire mansion of I. fownsend Burden, Fnd ly night, ii now transpi es that another robbery simi lar in its mode of execution was commit ten Ihe same evening in the house of Mrs. Francis N. Barnes at U99 Central Park, west, at about the same hour at which the Burden house was robbed* Tne loss in he case of Mrs. U irues. howev.-r, was consi derably less than than of the burdens, aggregating not more than $ 10,000, Mrs Karnes hail been at Dinner wilh her son in ihe dining room and di-eovered she bad been rubbed when she returned to her own apartmeuta. Ber diamond* and Jets* airy were iii a pasteboard box In a drawer in her dressing c*se, and she found that iho lop oi the box bail been torn off and its contents stolen while she had been at dinner. Ii is supposed ihe thief or thieves einered the premises hy a window from the rear. Acting Captain (VI Tien says he is work ing on both the Huiden and Barnes cases with all the ability of the department, but that nothing of Importance had been de veloped aud no artests had been made. ORE SPEAKERS Workmen Arrested Tor M aling Ore From a riining Company BuTTIi Mont., Dee. 29.—The police today arrested three leaders of a gang of men who have been systematically robbing the Anaconda Mining company of valuable ore. The company rms its ore cars from mines to rockers in small trains. Al the rocker regular trains are made up to send Ito the Anacon a smelters. The gang have been tnku g die richest chunks of ore from ; the cars sidetracked at the rockers and hauling it to town, where it was c-ehed ; under the floor of a staile of one of the < members, from there it was taken to the ! smelters of Butte and sold in large quanti i ties, the men representing lhat they were j lessees of mines. As many of the smaller ! mine* are worked under lease nothing was I suspected At the rocker late last night two of tho gang threw off hilly ten tons of ore, and 1 were hauling two or three tons to town, j They were followed and caught. They are I John Kinney and Frank Smith. Charles I Jones, the man at whose house the ore was 1 hidden, was arrested this morning. It is j believed the stealings amount to J.i 0.000. IN THE SPORTINQ WORLD Pillsbury Leads ia tbe Champion Chess Games New York sports Take Measures to Dodge the Law—Joe Vendijr Arranging fur His Carnival j Sr. Petfrshurg, Dec. 29.—Yesterday play in the international chess tournament ' was resumed, when Steinitz (black) beat I Tschigorin in an Evans gambit after sixty | moves. Today's results were as follows: I Steinitz (white) and Plllsbury drew a j Petroff defense af er thirty-live moves. ] l-tsker (black) b-at Tecnigorin in a Gutco I'iano after forty-five moves. The score to date: Pillsbury wen 5. lost 2; Lafkcr rai 4!,, lost 2'i; Sielhifa won 11, lost 4; Tschigorin won Ilost s>>. POOS' PREPARATIONS, i Lv.ciN3, N. V., Dec. 29.—A light for a I purse raised by sports in Western New | York will occur Monday night between i Billy Woods of Denver, Colo., and I'bomaa : Bre iti in, "tbe Omaha Kid."' The battle, which will be lo a finish, L melon prize-ring rules, will, it issaid.be fought within ten miles of Lyons, at a point where Wayne county is met by Ontario and Seneca coun ties. This place is chosen by the pro moters of the affair, but no interference is anticipated. The ring, it is understood, will he pitched so as to be partly in each of three counties, ! thus necessitating concerted action by the she i itl's Mtw Yock, Dec. 29.—Young GiifTo and Jack Everhart have bet a matched by J >c Veudig to tight for a purse of 14000, $3(100 to the winner and $101)0 to tho loser. Toe men are to weigh 133 pounds. Ihey are , to light February 11th in Mexico. Bay District K-ices The following is the list of entries and weights of th- races to be run at Hay District today, which are posted a' the l.os Angeles Turl club, 212 South Spring street. Com missions received on these races aud full description of each event: First race, purse, live-eighths of n mile, C yesr-ollis—l'eiine-sc Maid .01, summer 'lime 93, Key de. liMidiiidus loi Heart-ease Ml, Leou L 18, Alvarauo Ikj'3, .lack Atkins 02, Marnuret M 92, salvia 9*l* I'ohuc.k 9*, Fireman lot, Dodutlnl 9ft, Second rmr, s> hlng.t'f.oul three-fourths of a m.ie— iltn aurpJiy ion, F-l Kayo ilta, Last t nancti 1 o, Luclty bug ilil, ilutSle i-i), 1 li.eardo 109, ton no ill), ileruardo luo, Ken! t za ion 113, Banjo 100, Sir Richird 11 1, l-or tuiiK ni, liem a 112. Imp Fuller on Lass It 11, Imp Limp ie lon, comrade lull, Clscqusr ll.', Ureal i »;;s tno. Third rare, lelliug fivs-Slgbthl of a mile — Mlddleton 114 Mi. Koy 111, Monterey 118, Balls of bionewsll log, Cb trifenio mi, nor- 1 d-'aux 102 Burmsti 109. TWO Cheers 114, Dor ley |U9, coteuian ion. iourtli race si i.m.iri eand eighth—Tarand Tartar lull, r.. ta .-mrl-. li., ttio Bob 04, Bed itfiot too, kiperanoe ioi, Doyla 94. Lon*: Dor 10.1. Rsvj blue bo tuba o 100, Duchess Mllpitai no. .uncus ill,lris 103, Huh race, selling, ot a mile, g. ysar-olul Imp hndyraioii >2, Veva !!.., S ry lark .Ul, liny 92, Ira plan fIJ, siHcr lo Lot tery liily lvi, i.or na second 9~», Vtfgic A 9& Caststiette 90, calisbury Second 95, r-asel aD, IJSII PlO HiCO 100. Mxlhrace, ellins, five-eighth., of a mile—Jos 11 111 113, t .eurire- Dickenson 1 10, Matt Bonbert 110 caul g;io i'J, Examiner but, Uidsdals 1 Chief lo", Seaside 1.-t, tin r gin lv.!, Val paraiso 10-, Fijian lot), Addie M ltij. Railroad Han Ret res Terre H avjte, Ind., Deo. 20.—The Ex press will announce on credible authoiHy in tlie morning that Win. R McKeen, lor more than twenty-live years president of the Vandal ia road, will retire at the annual election January IS th. It i* rumored that Vice-President and General Manager John 0. Williams and General Superintendent N. K. Elliott will retire at the annual election. Wheat for Australia London, Dec. 110.—A V elbourne dis patch to the Times says that a shipment of 100(1 tons of California wheat has ar rived at Sydney. The stock of old Vic torian wheat, together with the orders al ready plao 'fl iv California, will cover the net deilciency for Australia. Poor Old Puiiraven *""* London", Dec. HO.—The Chronicle says: Lord Dunraven'a faile-e to incriminate ihe Defender's owners or crew is complete. He may now in cohT blood r, fleet that he has done more to breed Pad blood between die two nations than President Cleveland und Secretary Olney combined' Attempted SUlcldS SACRAMENTO, Dec. 98 —Travis T. ( rump, an ex-pollCe officer, attempted suicide today hy firing a bullet Into his breast. The wound is oonsi lered danger ous. Crump was employed as a bar tenner. The cause of his act is unknown. Ar.ns tor Afru't LONDON, Dec. 20.—The Rome corres pondent of the Times hears that a Franco- Russian project to send 40,000 Berdan riles und 2,000,000 cartridges to Abyssi nia has been discovered in high oiUcial circles in Russia. A I reatv Approved Lima, Peru, Dec. 20.-It is said that tho Chile senate last night approved the Chili iiolivia treaty. . GUESTS OF CASA GRANDE Make Music and Do Devoir to Terpsichore A PLEASANT GAIHERINQ Company D's Reading: Room Project Progressing Favorably Extra Train Service For the Ross Tourna ment and Bicycle Races -Many Visitors Are Expected Pasadena, Dec. 29.—The gueats of the Casi Grande enjoyed a pleasant gathering of their friends on IA iilay evening, c tell in viting one or nure to attend Tne early part of the evening was devo el loa mus ical program, after which dancing was en joyed till after midnight. Tho program was as follows: Selection, Mnniioliu and Guitar club. Vocal solo, Mr. HwerdAger. Violin tluo. Miss Hall and Mr Dodsworth. Vocal Uuet, MesaraO lamearaandewardflge . Vo al -010. Miss l.'mtiley. Selection, Man icliiinnd (iuitar club. Vo si duet. Mis i.ongiey nnd Mr.Svverdfiger. Violin solo, Master bodworth. V cat so o, Miss Young., Refreshments were served after the mu aic and the floors were soon afterward cleared for dancing to the music of the Mandolin and Guitar clnb. The decorations of Hie aeveral rooms added much to their beauty. The chande liers were trimmed with holly and smilax, while palm leaves were gracefully arranged above some of the doorways. About lUO people were present, includ ing the guests and their friends. a. r. HKKII'S SAO IHO Many readers will remember Byron P. Heed, who was formerly a resident of Pas adena. Tbe Kokonio. Indiana, Dispatch of the IT tit Inst, contains an account of his death by suicide. He was a sufferer from Blights disease. His daughter, Miss June Heed, is well remerhbeted as an accomplished vio mist. Ader his death tlie following note was found on his desk: 1 hereby hequ aih all my personal prop erly lo my dear wife, Elizabeth A. Koed, for ncr own use and purpose. Byron P. Whrn. My life is not worth the candle, hence I snuff it out—with full ttust iv immortality —ai d a hope to meet you all iv die sum merland. By HON. If you all knew how I sulTered you would forgive—l think God will. .Vine i! His daughter is iv New York at present. REaDING ROOM rKOGP.F.SS. Matters are progressing favorably with Company D"s proposed reading too n and subsci ipiions of newspapers and period icals are coming ii generously. The hval papers a id Lis Angeles papera circulated here have been subscribed, Mun-ey's and Cosmopolitan, Current Topics, anil each of tbe newe etands and stationery ■torsi has promised a periodical. BKKVITIES Inadlition to the regular eorvieo, the San*a Ec will run extra trains between Paaidena and Los Angeles for the rose tournament and bicycie races la in iry Ist, as follows: l.etve Los Angelas 10 a.m., 11 a. m., 12 tn ,2 p. m.; leave Pasadena 10:30 a. m., 11:80 a. M.i 12 in., 3 p.m., making an hourly service. The marriage ..f Annie L. Hanna ford and Charles E Naeon Will be solemn ized next Thursday afternoon al 11 oclock at All Saints chinch. Inviiaiions have been extended to relatives antl friends. The death ot Miss Mabel J. Smith oc curred yeste day moi uing at the home r.f her parents ou r-oulh Madison avenue, after a long illness. The remains will be shipped to Lawrence. Mass.,for interment. Miss omith had been here but a few months, her parents having hi- unlit her to this climate iv the hope of relief Irom con sumption, but the disease had progressed too far to be cured. Tbe uniform rank of the Knights of Pydiia* of Los Augeles will he here on j New Year's day to lake part in the parade, , and arrangements are being m tde by Hie Knights of Pythias here to serve a lun- Obecn for the visiting guests at K. P. hall on that day. • Fifty-three new applications for mem bership to the Y. .v,.C. A. have been re ceived sinco November 1 st. The canva-s is still in progress, and it is hoped there will soon he mimes enough to insure the new building. The postofQce will be open on New Year's day irom 9 to 10::itl a. m. only. No delivery and no collection of mail. The firat entertainment of the recently organised Pasadena Comedy club at G. A. K. hall last evening drew a fair-slled audi- i once. Etui men Morris and Murphy ntre 1 quite funny with their specialties and 1 ger demain, and Jones' tries diuimni g was well performed. The program was con cluded with a farce, Wauled-A Confiden tial Clerk. The boys hope to give another entertainment soon al the opera house. Mrs. Tray lor, who lost two valuable ar ticles of jewvlry Within the last few nays, has had nodi relumed to her. A liitle girl picked up the diamond ring, which Mrs. Tray lor dropped upon the sidewalk, after a long search for the owner, and yes erdny the lady dr pped her waieh and chain, which were found by Mr. Pierce, and re- j turned to her. Kobenburg-Sanger Mii.wafkek, Wis., Dec. 20.— Walter C. Sanger, the well known professional bicy cle rider, and Miss Katharine Kobenburg of Chicago, wpro secretly married Friday night by the Rfv. Father MeGlll, They were on their way to the river to skate with Irietids when they .slipped away, were married and later joined the skating party. Late that night they announced the wedding to their parents, who, though they expected the rnar.-iage, were sur prised that they should havo married with out their knowledge. Santa Ana Day Excursion Wednesday, January 8, 18015. Personally conducted by Southern Pacific company. Santa Ana citizens' committee will wel come excursionists on arrival. Free drives, eo.. etc. Train will leave Arcade depot oa.m. Round trip, $1.05. A Clean Sweep A»»ured Real tortoise shell hair ornaments from B()0 up. Kee us before looking elsewhere. Human hair doll wigs, fl. Hair watch guards to order, Santa Claus wigs. Imperial Hair Dazaar, 224-220 W. Sec ond street. Tournament of Hoses and bicycle races at Pasadena New Years day. Terminal trains leave 0:10 anil 11:30 a.m. Round tri|i to Pasadena '20 cents; bicycle irack and return. 25 cents, with privilege of stopping off at Pasadena to see tho pa rade". The Terminal ia the only roud to the bicycle track. The Theater Horror Baltjmork, Md., Dec. 2!).—An inquest over iho victims of the From street theater disaster was held today, and tho coroner's juty found that no one was 'o blame ex cept the people in the audience who lost their he ids »n i brought on the panic. Investigate P4iH Tip Top I'iyjTOrtTj remedy to cure coughs |Ji™/jTMIfHrM and colds. W/mKMmmLv 50c. All [Ironists A PASTOR STRICKEN Paralysis Interferes With the Performance ol a flarr ajte Ceremony Oakland, Dec. 211. —There was an un usual scene at the Episcopal church of the Advent this evening. Rev. Marshall Law, the pastor, after the service, began to unite ii marriage A. W. Gray, a writing teacher on Broadway, and Miss Marian Gleason, when he suddenly stoppud aud sank to the floor. Instan ly there was confusion nnd friends lushed to die aid of the lector. A physician wus summoned and announced that Rev vlr. Law bail suffered a slight stroke of par.ily-i He said his condition was not BCrioUS, Tho rector was removed lo hi* home. The couple wuni g lo bo married were in a quandary, not desiring a post ponement of the ..nreinouy sfter ii hud been half performed. Afier a consulta tion, Justice of the I'eaee Warren was called In and as,is ed by Richard Dure, a la\ man of the church, completed ihe cere mony. Thiß ma'tiage was all innovation in the customs of die church. UREAT til SS Blew During La NormanJie's Passage-A Wreck Reported Nkw York, Dec. 20.—The Fronch liner La Normandie arrived at her dock bu a few hours laic, although for four days -he had been tempest-tossed, and on Tuesday the seas ran par actual ly huh, the wind blew what the old fashioned mariners used to call "ttieat guns." Purser Davis re ported that notwithstanding the w nils and high seas there had been no accident nor incidents worthy of mention There were ihirty-four saloon passengers, including Mr, ami Mrs. Kraft of t'hdadel pbia. and M. and Mine. .Michel. It was denied lhat Louis Michel, the famous com munist, was among the passensers. Cork, Dec. 20.—A serious wreck is re ported i ff Skihbereen, hut n heavy fog pro vails and no details have been learned. ZEITOUN STILL HOLDS OUT The Besieging Turks Negotiate for a Capitulation Consul Jewett at 51 vis Fears Another Out bresk Fo-ty-live ThousanJ Armenians Arc Starving-Legation Advices London, IVc. HO.—A dispatch to tho Times fiom Constantinople says: The latest advices from Seltounare that the insurgents have been reinforced hy TiOO men from Gum Htid have occupied new positions. Accordingly the dragomans of the powers went to the porte and offered to negotiate for a capitulation. The Daily News' coirespondent says: Iv response to United States Minister Ter rell's request to Consul Jewett at SiVas that he should go to Marsovan, Mr. Jewett has written that it is Impossible to leave, as another outbreak is threatened. The Graphic publishes a let'er from Lord Rosebery, a correspondent commenting on England's action in Armenia, iv which he says: cannot believe that it means in sincerity or incapacity on the part of a powerful goveinmen - They must have encountered obstacles of which we are ignorant. Perhaps they bad to take the h (Icons alterna"VO of abandoning the Ar menians or facing a European war. There* fore I must hear their case before judging them.'' A Constantinoplo letter in the Times summarizes and tabulates from consular and other sou ces the Armenian massacres in the last two mouths. There are many places from whicb there are no details vet, but where known the lotal is 18,000 killed. Turkey has statistics giving die killed at 20,000, with U6OO village* de stroyed, and the number of kilhd is un known. It is estimate! that there are 420,000 starving, The correspondent of the Standard at Constantinople says: It will be needless to be surprised any day at tne d scovery of a secret treaty between Russia and Turkey. A ltussian syndicate strongly supported bytho embassy has offered to replenish the Turkish treasury in return for the con cession of a petroleum monopoly. MISfIIOnARIES PROTECTED Constantinople, Dec. 29.—At the re quest of the United Slates minister, the sultan has ordered that regular > troops re place the reserve soldiers who are guarding the missionaries in the exposed parts of the empire. LFOATIOV ADVICES Washington. Dec. 20.—The Turkish le gation received from the sublime porte the following telegram under today's date: Two Armenians of Aintab, having fired pistol allots with the view of ag tin creating a sedition, disordei s were about to begin, but quiet has been restored. SANTA ANA Santa Ana, Dec. '211.—8. Rest of this city killed what is claimed to be the largest pelican ever captured iv this southern country. The bird was shot near Newport hay, and stands livo feet, eight inches in height, and wings have a spread of eight feet four inches from tip to tip. It is not only a curiosity on account of its immense size,but nls > from its color, its body being pure while ami Ihe wings heavily tippetl with jet black feathers. A heavy wind bus been blowing in this valley from the desert for the past twenty four hours antl ihe air has been full oi sand and dust. Oranges have been injured con siderably and some damage has been done to buildings. Burned at Sea Philadelphia, Dec 20.—faptiin Scott of the Biitish schooner Muriel, which arrived toelay fiom Demarara, reports passing nn unknown three-masted schooner December 211, In latitude 117.45, longitude 74.38, burning fmiousiy. "We first sighted die wre?k,'' said he, "at 1: In ocl ii k in the morning and two hours later got within hailing distance, hut saw no signs of life aboard. 't here were no marks visible by which she could be Identified. The craft was laden with lum ber and had not been burning long. Her fore and mizien nm.is were standing." Capmin ."coit tbinas the vessel was set on fire after having been abandoned by her crew. A Forcible Rejection Cir.CLF.viLLE, 0., Dee. 20.—Edwa-d Mil ler was shot and killed last nlgit hy Mrs. Josephine Pureol', wife of a farmer living near here. Miller had beon paving atten tion to Mrs. Purcell for some lime, much against her will. Last night Miller went toher house In an intoxicated condition in the absence of Mr. Purcell. Being refused admission to the house he broke in the door. The woman armed herself with n revolver and warned him to leave. Sho did not intend to shoo , sha says, hut the pistol was accidentally discharged and Miller fell dead with a bullet in his brain. Mrs. Purcell came here today and gave herself up. Railrnad Litigation Mii.wai ker, Wis., Bee. 2!).—A number of suits in attachment and garnishment have been started in tlie stato courts against the Baltimore aud Ohio by tho Northern l'aclllc railroad to secure a settle ment of tho latter's claim in Chicago ter minal leases. The sheriff had not yet se cured a service of the papers, and the do tails aro kept Becrot. It is thought what ever property is owned in Wisconsin hy the Hallhuore and Ohio company will ho seined. A REAL ESTATE MOVEMENT Caused by g Santa Ana Storm at Anaheim The Amerlcsn Legion ol Honor Elects Ofllcsrs —Rose Was There Ihiuzh the Lights Went Out Anahkim, Cal., Dec. 29.—About H oclock this ntloriioon one of tlie worst ol' throe Santa Ana sand siorm* of the season set iv and al this writing the air is so filled with winged real estate til it objects DUO feet distant are scarcely visible. But the roysteiing winds are a real pleasure to those who are fond of siriui 11. contrasts. At aio snt meeting of the Atneiiran Lesion of Honor of this city Mrs John Hurtling was elected coiniiiaudor; 17. Crist, vlce-coramauder; William CrowtheT,oifr* tort Olaf War ling, guide t Theodore Kirn* pan. treasurer; H Cohen, collector; W. A. Wine, secretary; Mrs. F. Crist, chup lalut A. liiuipau, sentry; N. F. CrUten, warden; Dr Lee, medical examinor. The Installation of tbe officer* elect will occur the liist Wednesday in JatiiKfy. kits* Claris'* Snodgrtss, ajed 20 yens, daughter of George .~n *d*r**a of West Aiiaho.m, died on Thursday of consump tion. Yepterelay at 2 a. in. G. F. Brown, 73, Wbo recently in lived here from Caul well, Idaho, died at the residence of his old-time fI lend, Dr. Charles L-u. Tlie burial services were held toilay under the auspices Of the Masonic older. Mr. Frank Swartstof Princeton, 111 , Is a guest in this ciiy of his uncle and aunt, Dr. and Mrs. Loenman, Mrs. Tony Ad ims of Long Beach is a guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 0. Spen-er. Mr. R H. Hearn nnd Miss Nora Dawson, bo h of Fullei'ioii, were united iv inar,iage Chiistuias rl.iy. A recent entertainment held in the Mngtiol'n, west of town, for tho object of r>ds n< lv ids to purchase a II ig, resulted in the securing of a sum of $:fo. Mr. antl Mrs. A. D. Potter's little boy, Johnny, fell out of his new Christina! wagon Thursday morniugand broke ono of his alms. Hen Itiuipau. one of Anaheim'* nntiv a antl best young men. has accepted a post* tion with the big "Boston Store in I a Angeles Al th" Hose Btlllman company omerialn nient Thursday evening die electric lights suddenly went out in the midst of one of the star's most heroic ciToris. 'The inky darkness was followe'l by n moment of d athlike stillness, and then die small boy turned himself loose Iv live minutes time the dynamo*) were doing duty and the play went on. LUCK OK PLUCK j Professvr '.it'll DellneS th Terms and .Makes Rules tor Success i The seating capacity of Illinois hall was taxed to its Utmost last night by the audi j enco that gathered to hear Prof. Hell's j lecture *'ls True Success Luck or Pluck?'' i Willey's orchestra gave n short introduc tory concert and Miss Roslna Rosin wing several numbers. Miss Blanch linker sang a solo displaying a well tlev loped soprano and was encored. Prof. n«n opened his lecture by ihe statement that ''the woritl estimates a man hy his success in life and by general consent at* Cess is evidence of Superiority. Ihe path to success Is not a flowery one and never in tne world's his t ry wasCompetiUO in every culling and pUrsU tso li 9as now. My object to . night is to cheer, inspire and stimulate and !to point out some things necessity to suc j cess in life." Prof. Hell, in the course of bis lecture, , named a strong physical constitution, the ; right choice of a profession or trade, perse verance and self reliance, ambition and politeness, all requisite to a successful career. He named some titrable examples ;ot great men who weie exceptions to the ! above nnd bought tiiat even these men won d have been nobler, better men bad I they possessed the qualities he named in addition to their remarkable talents. He I then exploded the idea of unlucky days, I etc., by citing examples of many notable i cm ni- which had occurred ou these said to ibe UUluekv days, and white there me ex> ; amples of ■•luck" pure and simple, very much of the so-called hick is brought a on; ibv pluck. Wmle there is Mich a ibiug as | striking the iron while it is hot, there is 1 also auch a thing as striking the iron until 'it is hot. Prof* Dell's lecture was particu , larly instructive to oung men. I»I:RSO\ALS Poslultlee Inspect v Flint has received 1 Instructions to investigate the needs of the I letter carrier service 111 this city and to re | port on the same. Conrad Yon ticrlchten, a member of the ! Bohemian club, San lfretV!lsco«a musician* artist and ail around good fellow, ism the city for a few days, i Mr. X chard lleakers, who he > been lilt* 1 ferlng from a oahoer in the throat for tbe j past year, is lying at the point of death at Ins residence on San Pedro stieet. C. H. Bulkley Dead Cleveland, O , Dec. 20 —Charles H. i Bulkley. president of tho park and boule- I yard committee of this city, died today I awed fill, lie was prominently identified ! with the business interests of the city, be ing part owner of the Cleveland Piuimlcal cr and was for a lime president of the Union club. Mr. Bulkley had been in ill health for some time. Brings comfort and improvement nnrj sends to personal enjoyment whoa rightly used. 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