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The Boy Phenomenon Sues the
Boy Wizard
The Deed of Conveyance Made by Julius
Brousseau Annulled
The Main Case In the City Headwaters Case
Reaches the Jury—The Sturdy
Divorce Suit
Thero is blood on the face of the moon
and something is going to drop and drop
very hard.
Dr. Franklin. Stuart Temple, otherwise
known to fame as the Boy Phenomenon,
has camped on the trail of plain Karl Her
mann, also known in terms of windy
phraseology as the Boy Wizard.
It apnears that the Boy Wizard has been
stealing the thunder of tho Boy Phenom
enon, and so the former has commenced
suit to enjoin tho latter from playing
hanky-panky with his business, which he
holds by divine right. The complaint,
which was filed yesterday, and which was
drawn and executed in Worcester, Mass.,
where the Boy Phenomenon lias recently
been hanging out his magnetic shingle, is
a most interesting document. The Boy
Phenomenon begins by alleging that he is
a regular practising physician, and that in
18(14 he entered into a partnership with
William Fletcher Hall. While In Stock
ton, Cal., during the month of October, he
cured Sadie Flynn of paralysis and rheu
matism, and she gave a enrtillcato wherein
she recites the wonders wrought upon her
by the Boy Phenomenon. For seven years
she had progressive paralysis, inflamma
tory rheumatism and sciatica. For two
years she lay in bed helpless; for two years
she could only get around in a roller chair,
and for three years she was a cripple de
pendent on her crutches. Private practi
tioners gave her up, and after twenty
months' treatment as an in-patient at St.
.Mary's hospital in San Francisco,she was
discharged as hopelessly incurable.
But the sad picture changed when the
Hoy Phenomenon appoared upon the scene.
When Miss Sadie iirst visited him she
walked around the room; upon her second
visit alio waltzed down the stairs, and a
little later she was permanently cured.
It is also set fortn in the complaint that
an obdurate case of rheumatism with
which W. J. Olliphant, secretary of public
works at Austin, Tex., was alllieted, also
yielded to the magnetic strokings of the
lioy Phenomenon.
The magnetism on tap for public con
tinued as heretofore, but the personal mag
netism of the Boy Phenomenon ceased to
gee with that of William Fletcher Hall,
antl the partnership was dissolved in April,
1895. Since then the Boy Phenomenon
has been going his magnetic way alone
and single handed. 'He claims, however,
that Mr. Hall, since forming the partner
ship with Karl Hermann, otherwise the
l!oy Wizard, has been using garbled state*
nients and extracts from certificates which
w ere given to the lioy Phenomenon to ad
vertise the Boy Wizard, and his magnetic
soul iv grieved at it.
He alleges that the Boy Wizard is no
wizard at all, which Is very dreadful: and
that when Hall picked him up he was just
tin ordinary, every day rubber in the Turk
ish baths at St. Louis. Furthermore, he is
a person of no education, without any
knowledge of medicine and is not a prac
ticing physician. Ail that is bad enough,
but the unkindest cut is given when the
Hoy Phenomenon boldly states that the
Hoy Wizard has no magnetic powers such
as claimed for him by Hall in the adver
tisement issues.
By the garbled statements put forward
and by reason of the fact that tlie Boy
vVTsard has no healing power the reputa
tion and business of tho Boy Phenomenon
has been injured antl has Buffered damage
to the extent of $20,000. and for this sum,
with cost of suit, he prays judgment.
Who'd have thought it? What a rattling
business the mugnetio hoodoo must be
when a clean cut of $20,000 can be mado
in a month or two. But it's true because
it is set forth iv black and white in the
complaint of the Boy Phenomenon him
Ihe supreme Court Rules Cpm the Elasti
city of the Election Law
The supremo court has handed down a
decision in the caso of Thomis B. Atkin
son vs. John W. Lorbeer, marshal of the
city of I'omoua, which is of unusual im
portance. The decision is written by .I ua
tiee McFarl&nd, and concurred in by Jus
tices Henshaw and Temple.
The attempt was made to oust Marshal
Lorbeer from ollice on tlie ground that cer
tain provisions of the election law had boen
violated, but without success. Tlie supreme
court in affirming the decision of tho trial
court reviews the caso as follows:
This was an election contest brought
under sections 1111 1127, Code of Civil
Procedure and presents tlie right of the
ollice of marshal of the city of Pomona.
I udgment was iv favor of defendant Lor
beer, who had been declared elected by
the board of trustees. Plaintiff Atkinson
appeals from the judgment upon the judg
ment roll which includes findings. There
is no statement of bill of exceptions. Tho
question presented is whether or not the
entire vote of the second ward of said city
at the election involved hore should be re
jected. At that ward respondent received
a majority of ol votes: and if the entire
vote nt that ward bo rejected the appellant
would have a majority iv tho city. The
court below refused to reject the vote of
said ward
It is contended by appellant that the en
tire vote of the Secontl wartl should bo
rejected on account of "malconduot on
the part of the board of judges'' of the
election under subdivision 1 of section
1111: and the main facts relied on to
support this contention are. briefly, these:
Immediately upon the closing of the
piles the board of election removed all
tne bystanders except two from the room
which constituted the polling place, and
lor one and one-half hours kept the door
of said room locked and kept the public,
except said two bystanders, out of said
room, and during said half hour one of
Uio judges of said election was absent.
During that half hour some of the mem
bers of the board took the ballots from the j
billot box and counted them, and tlndiiig
that there was one more ballot in the box I
than there were voters, us shown by the
poll lists, destroyed one of said ballots.
The hoard alio, while the room was in that
condition, sealed up in envelopes all the
unused ballots, and did other things neces
sary to a preparation for tallying, hut did
not proceed to the tallying of the votes. At
tbe expiration of the half hour the door
was opened and other bystanders went in,
the absent judge returned, and tho tr.lly-
Ing commenced. At the trial three of the
members of tho board, who were in the
room during said half hour, were ex
amined as witnesses, and testified as to
what was done during that time, and the
court found that everything was done In
good faith ami 'hat no fraud was commit- |
Election contests arising otit of irregu
larities of election officers frequently pre
m nt lo courts the alternative of either set
ting aside in ihe case in hand the honest
at d clear expression of the will of the
majority of the voters, or of so construing
to* election laws as to open the door to
further frauds which it is tho purpose of
those laws to prevent. (If course, neither
the voters nor those voted for having any
control over election officers; and to set
aside tlie vote of a precinct when there was
clearly no fraud, or any mistake affecting
the result, for mero irregularities ocea
sioncd by the ignorance or carelessness of
election boards, would in many cases lie a
patent injustice. Moreover, a construction
requiring an exceedingly atrjct compliance
with all statutory provisions might tempt
to irregularities contrived for the very pur
pose of vitiating the vote at a certain poll
ing place, and, as was said in Whipley vs.
McKnne, lli Cal.Hill, ''might lead to more
fraud than it would prevent/ On the
other hand, statutory provisions which are
clearly mandatory must be substantially
complied with; and even directory provis
ions cannot be so grossly departed from as
to make it impossible, or extremely diffi
cult, to determine whether fraud had boen
committed or anything done which would
atfeet ths result.
The provisions of the statute which ap
pellant contends was violated by the acts
of the hoard as above stated is in 1252 of
the Political Code, and is as follows: "As
soon as the polls are finally closed the
judges must immediately proceed to can
vass the votes given at such election. The
canvass must be public, In the presenco of
bystanders." This provision, accordion
to the current authorities, is merely di
rectory. Provisions concerning time antl
place of holding the election and olficers
holding the same; the legal qualifications
of voters, and other matters of that char
acter, are of substance and mandatory.
"As a general rule, however, the regula
tions prescribed by law for conducting an
election are directory merely, and will not
be literally enforced where their non
obßervance has occasioned no injury."
(Notes to 12511, Deeinig's Political Code,
and cases were cited; 1 Dillon's Muu.
Corp., 107, and notes; Brightly, election
cases, p. 448 et sec; Whipley vs. .Me-
Kune, I- Cal.. 115-; Sprague vs. Nor
way, :>1 Cal., 174; Keller vs. Chapman,
34, Cal. 640.) Section 1252 is not one of
the new features of that part of the present
election laws which is called tho "Austral
ian system." and which is in rainy re
spects mandatory. It has always been a
part ol the election laws, and so also has
the provision of 11-of the Code of Civil
Procedure, whicli is as follows: "No irreg
ularity or improper condition in the pro
ceedings of the judges, or any of them, is
such maloonduct as avoids an election, un
less the irregularity or improper conduct
is such as "o procure the person whose
righ to the ollh'o is contested to be de
clared elected when he had not received
the nigticst numoer of legal votes." (See
Whipley vs. McKutie, supra.)
Hut provisions whicli come under the
category of "directory" may be so grossly
violated as to cive rise to a suspicion of
fraud or unfairness, and the circumstances
may ba such that a court will not enter
upon the task of inquiring whether or not
this suspicion can be removed, because in
the nature of things no evidence upon the
point could be satisfactory. (Tebhe vs.
Smith, Cal. Decs. vol. xi, p 34.) When,
however, it may be easily shown that the
departure from a strict compliance with
the directory provisions was not accom
panied with fraud or any act affecting the
result, and such showing is made, then the
vote will not be rejeetel. (Kussell vs.
McDowell, 83 Cal. 70.) In the latter case
the subject is somewhat fully discussed by
Chief Justice lte.it iy. Toen ths allleged
misconduct was the failure of the
election officers to comply with sec
tions 122~> and 1228, Political Code,
which provide that the name and registry
number of tho voter, and In cities also the
number of the stroot where he lives, etc.,
must be called out in an audible tone of
voice by the oillcer receiving the vote, and
the residence must be recorded by the poll
clerk. The court having stated tho gen*
oral rule as to directory provisions says,
also, that the neglect of such provisions
designed to prevent fraud "is ground for
rejecting tho entire vote of a precinct if
there is no means of purging tho poll."
And the court. In speaking of the omission
of the olficers in that case further says: "It
casta suspicion upon their integrity and is
sufficient prima facie to mako out a
case of fraud. No doubt such omission is
susceptible of explanation, and wo are
willing to believe that the officers of these
precincts erred through ignorance of the
jaw, and were not actually guilty of fraud.
I ulent intent. But as the case is presented
jwo cannot indulge that presumption. Tho
otlicers were not called as witnesses, as
they should have been, to prove that ihey
acted as they did through ignorance, and
not through fr.uduten intent; and in the
absence of any rebutting proof on this
| point we feel constrained to hold that the
J contestant m itie out a case of m ilconduct
lon tho part of tuo election board." The
! rule to he deduced from these views is that
| when the failure of an election b lard tocom
i ply with sucii a directory provision is of
I suoh a character that it can be readily
j shown by competent proof that no
i fraud was committed and no harm
j done by such failure, and suoh proof is
I made, then the vote will not bo
; rejected. And a ich was the character
:of the alleged misconduct in the case at
] bar. The provision of 1252 was not en
! tirely ignored, for there were some by
j standers present during the short time
| when others were excluded. The election
officers no doubt thought, innocently,
i though erroneously, that it was proper to
j clear the room of all except two bystand
j ers while they were making preparations
! for tallying. But tho fact that no fraud
j was committed and no wrong done during
! the half hour was susceptible of easy proof,
and such proof was made to the satisfac
tion ol the trial court. The olli -era of the
election were called as witnesses, "as they
should have been" (Russell vs. McDowell,
supra), and upon their testimony, uncon
tradicted, the court made its finding. We
think, therefore, that the refusal to reject
the vote of the Second ward was correct.
I There is nothing in this conclusion incon
sistent with Tebbe vs. Smith, supra. The
part of the opinion in that case invoked
here related to the conduct of the election
officers of Lake precinct. In the llrst
I place, taking tho ballot box away from the
■ polling place during the day, leaving
j the ballots and all other materials at
I the polling room was such a gross
| violation of the statute, and presented
I such opportunities for fraud, that a court
might well decline to enquire whether
actual fraud had been committed. But, in
the second place, the decision was not
based Bolely upon the removal of the ballot
box, nor was it expressly said that such
misconduct would itself warrant the re
jection of the vote. This fact was men
tioned in connection with the other and ex
ceedingly important feet that the polls
were not opened until 10 ocloek; and the
cases cited in tlie opinion—Knowles vs.
I Yeates, 3 1 Cal, 812, and People vs. Scale,
512 Cal. 72— were cases where the polls
j were not opened at the proper time, or at
i the proper place. When the polls are not
opened until several hours after the time
fixed by law, it is practically impossible to
show satisfactorily that no voter was pro
vented from casting his vote. Moreover,
provisions as to time and place of holding
the election are mandatory.
There are no other points made by ap
pellant which are not covered by the above
The judgment is affirmed.
Arrested and Held for Threatening to Kill
Ills Wife
itrbert A. Sturdy is a blacksmith at Boyle
Heights, and the horseshoe hanging over
the door has brought him bad luck, for it
was nailed with tho points downward and
all tho luck has run out.
A few days ago Ida wife, Mrs. Alice G.
Sturdy, liled suit for divorce, and yester
day morning a continuance of the hearing
was granted until Monday. A few mo
ments later the brawny blacksmith was
arraigned before Judge Young in the town
ship court on the charge of having uttered
threats against the life of his wife.
The couple wero married in April, ISBB,
and have three young children to help
brighten the home. but. if the wife is to be
believed, the pugnacious "Bob doesn't
want any livening to the home Unit he
doesn't do hims&lf. And he is fully able
to do it, too. For a year past it has been
his custom to obtain, at some trouble and
preautnably at some expense, aa much
liquor as he could conveniently carry, and
then proceed to make life miserable for his
wife. On one occasion he became so in
furiated in his drunken rage that he put a
pistol to his wife's head and threatened to
kill her. Life became a burden to her and
she sought relief from the court.
That made the husband madder than
ever and he acted ao unreasonably, finally
threatening to end the matter by shooting
her, that Mrs. Sturdy had her apouse ar
rested, and yesterday he waß held in $500
bail pending his examination.
There appears to be no valid reason why
the couple should not be happy, for there
is some 14000 worth of community prop
erty in St. Louis, Mo., besides considerable
real and personal property.
At I ast the Main Case Is Unfolded to the
Further delays took place yesterday
morning in the city's condemnation suit,
being heard before Judge Shaw, and F. C.
Finckle,engineer of the East Riverside Ir
rigation district, gave further testimony on
the preliminary part of the case. The ex
perts had their innings for two and a half
days, and shortly before noon City Attor
ney Dunn read the complaint to the jury.
He dwelt upon the city's proprietorship of
all the water in the l.os Angeles river; de
scribed the plan of the headworks, and the
necessity of water being procured to sat
isfy the needs of an increasing population,
and upon the probability of all the waters
in the river being required at no distant
day to supply the noeds of the city and
Tiie answer of defendants was read by
J. G. North of Riverside, who is generally
regarded as one of the groat legal authori
ties in tho state on all questions pertaining
to water rights. He denied the city bad
any rights in the river other than as a ri
parian owner of water within its bounda
ries; he deprecated tho condemnation of
the tract of land on the Providencia rancho.
claiming that it would be worth if 1,50(1.000
as the surrounding laud would be destroyed
by the drainage of the percolating waters.
He maintained the city could not pay die
damages antl construct the works which
would cost over * 1,000,000.
Andrew K. Hudson, a well borer,
was the llrst witness put forward. He tes
tified to having sunk six wells on the lands
in question. Ho described the dilfereut
strata penetrated at various depths. Gravel
and water were encountered at iliterva.s of
2U and 80 feet in the first well sunk, and
then a two-foot streak of clay was passed
through, gravel following, and then cement
for several feet with no water, and so on
through varying strata, most of it. water
bearing, until hard rock was reached at
1-3 feet down. This well was on the
south side of the river near the middle cut.
The positions indicated by the witness
were pointed out on a huge map of the
tract spread out for the enlightenment of
the jury.
The next well sunk was on the north
side aird water was struck at 4 feet; bar
ren clay was reached at till feet with water
bearing gravel, and dry boulders wero en
countered at 101 feet, after which no
water was obtained. Both tho wells were
sunk at about 200 feet from the channel
of the river. The other wells produced
water at the surface, but not at any depth.
City Attorney Dunn thought he had an
easy mark for cross examination, and
smilingly asked witness:
"What wero the characteristics of the
water you encountered beside being wet."
"Fresh," just as smilingly responded
That was first blood for the defense.
Counsel then proceeded to inspire awe in
w Uncases' mind by piling up questions built
on the Chicago plan, having many Btories
and a Mansard roof of technicalities. Tho
court here interposed in witnesses' behalf,
and counsel adopted a more lucid mode of
L. Friel, a civil engineer of twenty-four
years' experience, was employed by the
defendn *s last December. He produced a
map he had made antl pointed out upon it
tho water-bearing tract; the Los Angeles
river; the little Tejuuga stream coming
from the west and running parallel with
the river; the ditch diverting water from
the stream for tho use of the city, and the
test holes sunk from '-'00 to 1300 feet
apart across the tract of land.
He stated the elevation at tho west of the [
tract was 500 feet above sea level, it being |
430 at the east and 170 feet at the ex- I
treme north. The plaza in this city is 300 \
feet above sea level, and tho highest point
to which water could be Carried from the
proposed works by gravitation WQflHd bo
400 feet. Three-fourths o. the cfty lies
below this level.
All the land between Los Angeles and
the sea would bo covered save a strip
twelve miles long ami live broad, south of
tho Cahueuga range aud north of the river.
This is watered by what gomes from tuo
hills at Cahuenga,
At 3:30 City Attorney Dunn moved for a
continuance until Tuesday, and it was so
ordered by the court.
The Family Contest Bnded and the Deed of
Conveyance Broken
The much-disputed deed of conveyance
in the Brousseau case has been broken by
the court, and Mrs. Lizzie Sage, who car
ried on the contest without any support
from members of her family, is now ousted
from possession of the property on Star
street, and in antagonism to her father and
The dofense had its innings yesterday
and put quite a largo number of witnesses
upon the witness stand. W. C, Petchner,
the notary public, testified to having read
the deed to the old man very carefully, and
that he expressetl his satisfaction.
John M. Miller corroborated the state
ment made by his law partner, ,1 udge
Hatch, and stated that hu thought that
both the mortgage and the deed of convey
ance wero signet 1 the same day.
James D. Maokay, whoso home adjoins
the Brousseau lot, stated that the old man
told him of his intention to leave his prop
erty to his daughter, and Inquired of him if
he thought him sano enough to dispose of
his property.
A number of other witnesses wero put
forward, all of whom testified to Brousseau,
sr., making the transfer«of his home after
consideration anil with full knowledge.
In rebuttal I). J. Le Doux, tho physician
who attended Mrs. Brousseau in her last
illness, testified that the plaintiff; at the
time he lost his wife, was mentally unbal
Even "Andy" Francisco, the popular
clerk of the court, was made to go upon the
stand and tell what ho knew about the
case. As it happened, he did know some
thing, too. He stated that the plaintiff had
at one time asued him to draw up his wdl
for him, but he never took any steps in
that direction, because the old man didn't
seem to know what lie wanted.
Opposing counsel having decided to sub!
Mit the caae, Judge Fierce stated that lie
was as ready then as at any tinu to rentier
a dtcis on. Ho then proceeded as follows:
"It hat Item a most tiidortunate case.
AVith tit" cuises that led up to the present
OOUditollll have nothing to do. save as
they cast .ight upon the case. It is estab
lished that Mrs. Sage is the daughter of
plaintiff, and the natural relations between
father and daughter continued until a
short time ago. The deed was made by
the plaintiff, who is of tho izreut ago of Nil,
Wl hout any present consideration being
given. The considerations mentioned iv
the deed are those of affection. When
Mrs. ciage gave money to him it was not
that slm might gain anything, but
out of the natural affection
Bhe bore her father. To sustain
such a deed it must be shown that it was a
perfectly honest and fair transaction. I
do not believe at the time the deed was ex
ecuted the plaintiff was in BUch mental
condition as to warrant the belief that he
knew what he was doing. No doubt he is
mistaken in many things. While his mem
ory in certain directions is excellent in oth
ers it is lacking. The testimony given by
Judge Hatch, Messrs Miller and Petohner
I believe to be true, and when Mrs. Sace
says she gave her father money and he de
nies having received it I believe simply that
he is mistaken nnd does not remember.
I don't believe his mind Is in a condition
today to transact business as he would,say I
ten years ago. At the time of the execu
tion of the deed and now he was and ia in a
condition of weakness of mind The deed
was without consideration, and Ido not
think the court ahould be aeked to uphold
him in what he did, and do not believe this
deed ahould be sustained,"
Judge Pierce highly complimented coun
sel on both sides for the gentlemanly and
lawyerlike way in which they had con
ducted a case that under other circum
stances might have developed many un
pleasant features.
He Led a Gang of Youngsters In an Assault
on a "Lone Wlddy "
Mrs. Maggie Discon is a poor, lone wid
ow, whom the boya about Jackson street,
where she lives in a little fr-me house, take
delight in tormenting. A couple of days
ago some of these youths started a bonfire,
and as the flames threatened her humble
mansion she ventured to remonstrate.
±hey received her admonitions so quietly
that she went back to her work. A lurid
glare brought her poat haste to the door in
a few moments again, and she saw that a
lot of towzle-headed urchins had been en
listed by the elder ones for the purpose of
carrying brush to pile up upon the lire.
The flames wore driven by the wind "for
ninst" her domicile, and Mrs Discon
rushed to the hydrant and lilling a big
bucket with water, proceeded to the fire
whicli ahe intended extinguishing. Her
intention was good, but her execution was
not uti so much. A young tough, with the
patrioi in cognomen of Earnest tie \lus»y,
told her if she ventured to put out the fire
he would wet her all over. She did make
the venture and De alutsy hit her a bad
clip on her rheumatic shoulder, and the '
other boys aiding in the assault, the can of
water was spilled over her, by no means to
the enhancement of her clothing or per
sonal appearance.
Mrs. Discon hail the satisfaction of see
ing that a complaint was drawn up by the
district attorney and a warrant issued for
iho arrest of young De Mussy on the charge
of battery.
Transforms an Order Into a Rsceipt and
Raises 'Some Money
The ingenious ability which J. C. Hos
man, a local contractor, has developed in
manipulating a pen has got him into
trouble. It seems that he has been doing
certain work at the new Tubbs house, at
the corner of Washington and Peru streota.
and a laboring man named Bedbury has
bsen doing some small contract work iv
the way of hauling sand antl Bcalfoiiling to
the same place. A few dtys ago Bedbury
wrote out an order on G. W. Tubbs to pay
one Brown the sum of |8.45, and handed
it to Bosnian to deliver to Brown.
Right there Hosmun got in Borne very
line work. He changed the Ills two words
of the order ami i.i bo doing transformed
it into a receipt to himseff (Hosmani in
full of all demands for hauling sand, etc.,
onto the Tubbs property. Hosman pre
sented tho forged receipt antl Mr. Tubbs,
understanding from it that Bedbury could
have no claim against him, paid to Hos
man a certain amount of money.
But Bedbury was not content to leave
things in such shape, and wended his way
to the district attorney's olllce when he
found vent for the anguish of his pocket
by having a complaint drawn, up and a
warrant is tied for Bosnian's arrest on the
charge of "forging a receipt for money."
Alfred J. Newton field for Over a Year Is
A case came up before Judge Smith, in
department one, yesterday wherein, by
reason of the extreme age of the suit, the
prosecution had lost its vitality and the do
fondant was discharged from custody.
Alfred J. Newton was arrested in Nov
ember*. 1894, under the administration of
County Clerk Dillon, and held to answer
for buying and receiving stolen property.
Tho property in question was ten gallons
of castor ami lard oils belonging lo Fuller
A Co. Inasmuch as the defendant was re
leased on bail and for a time was outside
j tho jurisdiction of the court die case could
! not be tried; then the prosecuting witness
became very ill, and as a grand finale
Assistant District Attorney Williams in
timated to the court yesterd ly that after a
close peVusal of the transcript of the evid
ence taken in the lower court he was of the
opinion that a conviction could not be
obtained. In such case he moved for a
dismissal, antl it was so ordered, the de
fendant being ordered discharged.
The Medical Director Gives the List ol Dls
charged Patients
The monthly report of M. B. Campbell,
medical director of the insane asylum at
Highland, was filed with tho county clerk
The parties discharged as cured during
the monih of February were as follows:
Joe Canill, Charles Leenian, Charles Sher
lock, John Colter, Annie Frazier and B.
A. Douglas.
New Suits
Tlie following new suits were yesterday
filed with the county clerk:
R. P. Waito vs. M. (l. Willard-A suit to
recover on a note for $74 f.75.
Tlie Los Angeles National batik va. P.
J. antl Helen M. Beveridge—A
suit to recover on a no c for if 1000, with
$100 additional for attorney's fees.
.Mary E. Eyestono vs. County Treasurer
T. J. Fleming. Tax Col eetor A. H. Mer
win, et al. -A suit to declare conveyances
of property sold for delinquent taxes void.
Ten An < - >vercoat vve rerer tO, tliat is §|jj
TT just the proper thing for NOW. willy
'] POT a CLOTH, a lovely Soft finished fjflj
1 1|| Twill, extra well lined and all wool. | ; , ¥ %
Ji COEI COLOR, a beautiful shaded $l'L*m
i| I ■ — brown, and a sure fast " ,4
1 Spring wearer. B*J
X Overcoats PRICB ' only * 10 > 00 ' HI
f and at that figure a de- * g
\ro Hinted f«>r today.
■fl cidedbargain * *j
Com. Tlfelot, nmnoer STYLE, a half box, the -^1
P o( the one wo nuote to- 0 fs
h dio-isMnmuiduieprica . rvt length, lap seams IW A
r? 5/0.00 . ~ • f|l
,1 Ask to «cen. Keep an and perfect tit. / Jjj
Tj Others at $12, $15 and '/#J
<| ——— '■ $18 that show their worth
n|| to be more money. Meltons, Cheviots and Clay II j Ji>
nj Worsteds predominate. Look them over. #11
L 7 201 North Spring St. Po T X # |
[j 201-203=205=207=209 W. Ist St. corner «1
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C. A. Campbell vs. Sarah A. Buck et al.—
A suit to re over balance due on contracts
for certain street work.
Mrs. J. B. Williams vs. P. H. Williaras-
A suit for divorce on the grounds of habitu
al intemperance and non-support.
Erla May Morse vb. Arthur Vosworth
Morse—A suit for divorce on the grounds
of desertion.
Charlotte Lewis vs. David K. Lewis—A
suit for divorce on the ground of extreme
John H. Anderson vs. Mary J. Anderson
—A suit for divorce on the ground of de
Court Notes
Charles Scott has filed his petition for
letters of administration in the estate of
Lulu Freeman, he being a creditor of the
estate. The heirs are two minor children
and the mo her of the deceased. The es
tate is valued at *-(in.
L. I. Crawford has filed his petition for
probate of the will of Charles Valentine
Riley, who died at Washington, D. C. The
wife, who resides in Washington, is execu
trix of tho estate which, for purposes of
probate, is estimated at $1000.
Fred Hyde having been found guilty of
burglary in the second degree, was sen
tenced yesterday by Judge Smith to two
years imprisonment at Folsom.
John Hawley, a boy of 15 years, who has
proved to be incorrigible, was ordered sent
to Whittier until his minority, by Judge
I Smith yesterday.
Judge Shaw yesterday ordered entered a
decree for the plaintiff In the ease of Gib
son vs. Fulton, a suit to quiet title.
Tho First National bank of Ypsiland,
Mich., was made party yesterday to the
action of Eliza H. Corday vs. John Burr,
by order of Judge Shaw.
Los Angeles Can Oct the State Demo
cratic Convention
All That Is Necessary Is to Get Together
and Put I until the Neceiiary Effort.
Practically No Opposition
Tho sentiment that the next Democratic
state convention is to be held in Los Ange
les is gaining ground every day, and if the
proper effort is made there is but little
doubt but that this city will secure it. So
far there has not beon the slightest oppo
sition to Los Angeles as the meeting place,
outsitle of S icramonto, which of course
wants it, hut it is believed that this oppo
sition is only on the surface, and that if
the proper inducement! are offered even
the Capital City will fall inline.
It is conceded that Los Angeles is the
the beat equipped city in the state, with the
possible exception of San Francisco, for
holding the convention. There is abso
lutely no feeling against the convention
meeting here in any quarter, and the local
leaders of the party in this city are a unit
in the opinion that it would be a stroke of
good politics to hold the convention in Los
Angeles, on account of the influence it
would exert on the local elections this fall.
But there is a certain amount of prelimi
nary work that must be done, and done
promptly, to get matters in shape to go be
fore the btate executive committee with a
definite proposition. In the llrst tdace, it
is necessary to at once secure subscrip
tions to the amount of if 1500 or if2ooo to
guarantee the expense of the convention —
that is, the rent for the hall, die decora
tions, headquarters, etc. It is not necessa
ry that this money should be raised at once
but it should be pledged so that the Los
Angeles representatives could go before
tho state committeo with something defi
nite on which to work. To this end the
Chairman of the city and county executive
committees should at once meet and form
ulate a program of action. Let them meet
and authorize a responsible committee to
cam ass the city for an entertainment and
expense fund. Then, when this is done,
the Los Angeles representatives should go
before the state Democratic committee
aud present their proposition. There is iio
time to bo lost and the matter should be
aitended to at once.
As has been stated, there is at present
practically no opposition to Los Angeles,
and if advantage is taken of the opportuni
ty suepeas is assured.
Martin Marsh aud other leading Demo
crats say that they are willing to co-oper
ate, and all that is now necessary is for
them to get together and get matters in
shapß, It is only necessary for some one
to take the initiative and success is as
A Dig in the Ribs
Lightly nnd jocosely given is no formidable
j matter, hut when a e.onstant uneasiness t>e
| n ath your ribs on the right Bide Ultima os
i ihat your liver is out ol order, yon aro not to
be eiivieti This Reuse lion is also accom
panied by yellowness of the Bkln and eyeballs,
a mouse-colored fur upon the lon tie, sick
hi adaose, nausea and other uncomfortable
Indications. Hosteller's stomach bitters is
Ibo remedy of all others, and should be re
served lo without delay. Constipation and
dyspepsia, concomitant of livor trouble, arc
also remedied by ibis uncipialtd regulating
medicine, wh oh tho records oi nearly halt a
century, the commendation ol eminent mem
bers of the medical profession , and the daily
experience of tbe Invalid world stamps as the
lir ttil' its class. Iv rheumatism, kidney and
bladder (rouble it is incompi" rable. It reme
dies nervousness and debility, restores ap
petite anil sleep, hastens convalescence after
exhausting maladies, and greatly mitigates
inlirmitius Incident to old age.
j My pricci for wallpaper neat all the city. A
] A. Kckltrom, 3-4 south spring stieet.
lOneI One pound writing paper 'JOe, 2."i0 envelopes
50c, LSngstadter, -14, s. nroaduay.
If you desire any
■ ; : SIJ'
Either for Lady or Gent, at rarely •
low prices, do not delay
purchasing, as the last of our
winter stock is making a rapid
At 25c
Ladies' Heavy Jersey Ribbed Vests or Pants, white Egyptian Cotton,-,
fleece-lined, Vests have long sleeves, crochet fronts and taped necks' •
and are good value for 35c; will be closed out at ..... ZSc.'\
At 50c
Ladies' Extra Heavy Egyptian Cotton Ribbed Vests and Pants, ecru
only, fleece-lined, Vests have long or short sleeves, silk crochet. ■'
fronts and silk ribbon in necks; will be closed out at. „ .. 50c
At 50c
Ladies' Hygienic Underwear, lined throughout with a nice, soft
woolly fleece, sanitary natural gray color Vests or Pants, a very de-,
sirable garment and as warm as all-wool, the price of these goods
was S1; will be closed out at- 50c
At 50c
Ladies' Jersey Ribbed Combination Suits, in natural gray or white, a
good heavy quality, fleece-lined and seams all full finished, our price
was 75c each; will be closed out at 50c
At 50c
Ladies' Heavy Camels' Hair Vests or Pants, mixed wool and cotton,
regular value for 75c; will be closed out at 50c
At 60c
Ladies' Jersey Ribbed Vests or Pants, natural gray or white, wool
and cotton mixed; the yarn is twisted hard, which prevents it from
shrinking; these are good value for 85c; will be closed out at 60c
At 75c
Ladies' Jersey Ribbed Vests or Pants, three-quarters wool, in white
or natural gray, also Ladies' Plain Natural Wool Vests or Pants, both
of these lines are regular SI goods; will be closed out at . ~c
At $1.00
Ladies' Jersey Ribbed Vests or Pants, all wool, in white or natural
gray, also Plain Natural Gray Vests or Pants, our regular 51.25 line;
will be dosed out at ." .' Sl.cO
At $1.00
Ladies' Jersey Ribbed Combination Suii>, wool and cotton mixed,
white or natural gray, fronts all crochet with silk and seams all fin
ished, good value for 51.50; will be closed out at SI.OO
In Children's
Winter Underwear
We have made big reductions; $5c Ribbed Vests or Pants for 25c;
SI oo and 51.25 all wool, scarlet, for 75c; $1.00 and SL2S Scotch
wool, full finished, for 75c. A line quality Camels' Hair Vests,
Pants or 1 )rawers
Sizes .. 20 22 24 2f> 28 JO '12 U
loc Jsc -lie 45c 50c 55c 00c
Free Delivery in Pasadena.

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