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FRATERNAL MAY FESTIVAL San Bernardino Has a Fitting Celebration 1 GRAND STREET PARADE In Which the School Children Take Prominent Part THE LITERARY EXERCISES I Ao Interesting Program of Sports Suc cessfully Carried Cut A Novel Attraction in the Way ol a Young ! Ladies' Baseball Match The San Berdoonites Hnjoy Themselves and Show Their City to Advantage—A Grand Bill Winds Up an i linjoyabie Day Say Bernardino eclipsed ItseU yester day In its grand fraternal May festival, which is as much as to say that the cel ebration in that city was the most bril liant of the hind ever given In Southern California, for San Bernardino is noted for having outshone every city in the south on -May day celebrations. Early in the morning vehicles of all kinds began to pour In from the neighbor- i ing towns, and every train brought its quota, so that by !* o'clock the mala thoroughfares were thronged with peo ple. The early trains from this city took out a large number of visitors, many of whgsj) remalm d over night to attend the balr which concluded the gala occasion. Such a splendid gathering ul' people has perhaps never been brought together in this section outside ef Los Angeles. And such a jolly crowd they were! Everyone was filled with tlte holiday spirit. Everyone wore his best bib and tucker and a happy smile, and nothing occurred throughout tic day to mar the general feeling oi' merriment and joy. Gayly decked equipages and numerous dashing equestrians helped to swell the throng, and make the scene one of brightness and life. The first feature of the day's festivi ties was a grand parade. AS early as half past 8 there were signs of unwonted activity about the side streets, where the procession was in process of forma tion. Mounted aides dashed here and there, forming the different divisions. Brightly decked floats and carriages moved toward the central point, and MISS B. M. KENDAL!., THE MAY QUEEN bands of music were heard playing In various quarters, preparatory to en tering' the lung line that was forming on Third sen el. Shortly after 10 o'clock the grand < ay . alcade to prepared to march, and word was given to go. Marshal Van Dorm at the head of his mounted force led the way up Third street, followed by Grand Marshal X. G. Gill and two ■of his aides. F. T. Singer and George Heap. Immediately behind them came the Riverside band. At the head of all the tloats. anil very appropriately too, came the Pioneers' drag, it was built after the fashion of a prairie schooner - with open sides and was decorated at each corner with large yucca stalks in full bloom. With the Pioneers were also tiie veterans of the Next ' came the veterans of the (J. A. R/There were not as many as on former ocea • sions. but they marched with tbe same . proud spirit and received just as much applause as w hen their ranks were not So thin. Company X of the X. G. C. led by Capt. Goff, enme next in order. The boys showed up splendidly in their uni forms, each wearing a garland of roses and flowers upon their caps and guns. Then followed the member* of tiie various fraternal orders, who had taken such an active part in mak ' ing the affair a success. First came the oi-der of the Chosen Friends, ne:-:t the Woodmen of the World, including a large delegation from Magnolia lodge of Riverside; after them came the Na tive Sons ~r in,. Golden West, Knights of Pythias, Independi nt Order of Odd Fellows, tin- two local lodges combin ing and leading at their head a caper ing goat with a suggestive air about him. All of th,. men wore their respec tive regalia and presented an excell ent appearance in the parade At the rear of the- lit,, oivjsion was the lire department headed by one of the hose wagons elaborat, lyand i,. a u titully dee,,tat. ,1 with flowers. I>.n the wagon Mas built a derrick, at the apex of which hung a ll,ual bell ma j r . of red geraniums, lined with whit,-roses the tongue being of tiger lilies. Just behind the wagon marched the fire The Coiton band came in advance of the second division, which was com- ' posed entirely of the floats from the ' public schools. There were twenty-five in all, handsomely dec,rated and liter- j ully shining with the bright faces of the school children. The national colors ! formed the groundwork Of nearly every : one. and from several the flag floated ■ prominently. Beautiful flowers In end- ' less profusion decked the children's car. enhancing the happy picture. Ev eryone was proud when he saw the youthful citizens and parents forgot their age as they watched the keen en joyment which shone from their chil dren's radiant faces. Class of '96 of the High school followed the band in employ's tallyho drawn bj four horses, with outriders, and the class colors, cardinal and gold, flaunted in every breeze, while the th- class \-H was continuous. Glass ~f 'lis followed In a carryall; colors green and white Class of '97 came next in Brazelton's tallyho. drawn by four white horses • decorated with the class colors, cream and scarlet. ProfessorPerrln's business ( lass followed, and then the schools of the city cum.' in order, with endless pro fusion of decoration and design Mcl calf. two floats; F street, first grade, two floats; F street, second grade: F street tifth grade; F street, seventh grade-' Ninth street: Fourth street, sixth grade the scholars in boating costume, rid ing In a canoe; High school, eighth grade; Central, two floats: Fourth Street; F street, third, sixth und eighth grades In separate floats; T'rblta; Ter race; Mt. Vernon, two floats: B street; High school, seventh and eighth grades In a Concord coach; Riley and the lifth grade from Sturges' academy. After the public school floats and car riages came a pretty float from Miss Johnson's kindergarten, with Miss John son and Miss Nellie Brown in charge of the little ones. The next to follow was the glee club float, bearing thirty picked singers from all of the schools. There was one more carriage before the royal car. It was that which was furnished by the courtesy of the man aging committee for the ladies who had acted as May day queens on former an niversaries. Those who had the honor of riding in this vehicle were: Mrs. Eunice Chenall, nee Whaley; Mrs. Syl via Davenport, nee Brown; Mrs. Susan Carson, nee Clark: Mrs. George Lord, jr.. nee Hancock; Mrs. Maggie Cochran, nee Keir: .Mis. Lizzie Rowell, nee Wag ner; Mrs. May Henry, nee Mannen; Mrs. Belle Davis, nee Whitlow; and Miss Ella Grimes, Miss Nellie Ridley and Bertha Johnson and Miss Maggie' Mo geau. Then came the royal float on which was borne the festal queen. Miss Beulah Morse Kendall, and her court, i'pon tlie topmost seal sat the young sovereign. With the bishop, Leo Bryne, at her side. At the foot of the royal seat were her majesty's two pages. Masters Robert and Perry Jones. The queen's maids and flower girls were ranged in two rows around the throne. The royal car Was drawn by four magnificent white horses. White was the groundwork of the decorations, over which was decked an effective arrangement of flowers. Nothing iii the parade equaled this beau tiful float, and certainly nothing could have added more to its beauty than the array of youthful figures upon it. The third division was headed by the Cadet band, it was made up ot decorat ed vehicles competing for prizes, nnd was much like the floral parade of La Fiesta. Tiie display nf flowers was gorgeous. Great taste was displayed in prepaying the equipages for the procession, and the result was exceedingly brilliant. Mrs. Smith Halle's buggy was all in white roses decorated with butterflies. It was driven by Miss Beta Boron and Miss Addie Mce. Miss Poppett and Miss Hott appeared with an exquisite design in pink. .Miss Wall drove a cart, also in pink, which was very pretty. Mrs. Lemon drove a buggy in which cypress had largely been used in deco ration. Mrs. G. A. At wood's entry was ail in white, and the flowers were certainly artistically arranged. The Misses Riley and Waters appeared with a handsomely decorated wagon. -Misses Till! ■ Wolff and Miss Sadie Pil ger had one of the prettiest vehicles in the procession. The winners are as follows: Best floral display. Ore department. First prise, four-in-hand, class of '97. First prize, two-seated rig, the Misses Riley. First prize, single rig, Reta Boron, Ad lie Mee. First prize, float, class of '06. , Second prize, school float, large um brella. Third prize, Uncle Sam. school float. CORONATION EXERCISES. I The pavilion, which has often been the scene of the crowning of the May queen, never presented a grander spectacle than it did yesterday. The entire build ing was draped in streamers of red,white and blue, with evergreen festoons hang lag from the galleries and flowers every where. Over the stage was an exquisite design in floral I,•tiering. ••Fraternal -May Day." Over Smm people crowded into the immense building, filling it com pletely. All of the front seats on the main floor were reserved for the school At the center of the stage was the queen's throne, which was a perfect bower of white roses Next to it was the Bishop's chair, while on either side were arranged seats for the maids of I honor and the flower girls. The glee club and the Fireside band 1 occupied th" back, and the ex-qusens sat at each end of the stage. The bind opened the program with a selection.after which Miss Josle Palmer i ommenced the triumphal march. Down the central aisle came the royal party, preceded by the flower girls, each with ing a carpet of flowers before their sov ereign. Miss Beulah Morse Kendall, the beautiful queen, followed on the ami of her bishop, Leo Byrne. The meln of th« young festal queen was modest, yel royal in eveiy sense. She was dressed In white mull, with a garland of srnilax over her shoulder. The scene was indeed a royal one. ■The bishop bore himself gracefully and witii becoming dignity. He wore the regulation pontifical robes with a mitre on his head. When the queen and her suite were seated the glee club, under the able direction of their music teach er. .Miss Miller, rang America, in which tic audience joined heartily. After prayer by tho Rev. David Walk, the fra ternal address of welcome to the or ders participating w as delivered by the Rev. J. R. Knodell. Little Addie Price then sang the Red. White av.rl Blue, the glee club Joining ill the chorus Cramer B. Morris, the orator of the d.-iy. was then Introduci d and in a brief timents of' ihe'occasion in a splendid manner. The""band gave another selec tion just before the great event of the Tho beautiful old time custom of with just as much appreciation on the part of those who witnessed took after which Bishop with an elegant and most courtly address, placed a crown of white carnations and smilax Miss Kendall received the crown witii responded to the bishop's coronation speech with a number of appropriate verses, in the happiest and most gra tremely beautiful and was executed with such grace and ease that it won the applause of the thousands of loyal subjects there assembled. The glee club contributed another song, the band followed with a conclud ing selection, and the court occasion was nt an end. Her majesty, the bishop and the royal court remained for some time upon the stage, where many friends i-alled to do homage to their fes- The exercises were conducted in ex celent form, and reflect great credit on tin- leader, N. A. Richardson, who acted In tiie afternoon the spirit of merri ment was kept alive by a series of sports which though unlike the field days of tin- pros-id. were highly enjoyed by all. -The Inst event, and by far the most twopkike'dl I ! " ! *" , " | ,n l nm . t, ' h between j tants were little girls ranging from 9 i schoolVlmpus 1 w c\TXht*; ,! n- U v th,! ' i ,'nti ' , * J ,n ** t one. Many had gathered with the expectation of I witnessing a regular match, and when I they saw a troop of little girls sporting about over the diamond and 1 "d their ! peculiar calls or noticed their star plays were so amused that they remained to ! see It out. The Riverside band vas in attendance and discoursed pleasant ' music throughout the game '* ! The little midgets got at 11 quite clev- I erly and wielded the willow and scooped up flies with wonderful earn 1 estness, if not with much skill There was a deal of high-voiced squealing i lots of laughter and altogether a lolly I game. Only three innings were played the nine undqr command of ("apt. Daisy Groves winning by a score of 12 to 8. Following are the names of the two nines: Capt. Kiti" Knolau. Maud Brad ley, Kaddie Morino. Mabel Grove-- Ha zel Whalbot, Echo Miller, Carrie Tv- LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATTJRDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1896. ler, Kate Corbett, and Joe Brazelton. Capt. Daisy Groves. Mabel Whaley, Lera Anthes, Nellie Cole. Hazel Ames, Llllle Mcc, Cora Welch. Maud Reeves, Lillian Rouse and Jessie Cole. Down at the corner of Third and F streets there was a good-natured gath ering of many hundred people, all trying to get a view of the different sporting events that were being brought off in the street. There were a number of in teresting contests of various natures. The merchants of the city had contrib uted prizes for the winners, and there Was a great struggle to win them. Part of the program was brought off at one place, when a change would be made to some other quarter, thus allowing ev ery one to get a chance at witnessing them. Tbe San Bernardino band fur nished music at frequent intervals, I which added not a little to the enjoy ment of the afternoon. Following is a partial list of the events, with the names of the winners: • hie hundred yards, boys—Herbert Gould first, Fred Blanchard second. One hundred yards, open—Louis Sla ter first, Arthur Henderson second. One hundred yards, lodges—Oscar Isl ington of Riverside first Walter David son second. Fifty yards, boys—John Paine first, Mike Campus second. Three-legged race—Fred Bassenberg and Jessie Morris first, Amos Stevens ami Thomas Cripp second. Fifty-yard obstacle race—Amos Stev ens first, Mike Campus second. Tug-of-war—Won by Captain Will Shay's, team. In the fat men's race Assistant Fost master Harris was first, John Anderson, jr.. second. Running broad jump—Edlnger. Riv erside. Hi st. Hi feet; Jarvis, San Bernar dino, second. High jump—Jarvis first, five feet; Ed inger second. Broad jump—Slater first, Henderson second. The sports were continued well on Into the afternoon, thus furnishing amuse ment for a long while without any dull lapses of time. One of the best features ef ilie celebration was the attendance of several bands, who were not at all stingy with there music. AH in al! the occasion was one of great merriment, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. As it was prepared within a eompara tivi ly short space of time and that with very little expense, the citizens should ( Ongratulate themselves on its unquali fied success. Fifteen hundred people danced at the pavilion Inst r.ljrht at a ball under the auspices ot the fraternities of the city. RESULTS ON THE RACETRACK A Bay District Trainer Charzed With "Doping" Horses Several Am:rican Hor3?s Rnn on the itay of t:ie Newmarket Mee'jaz. Na Place Won •SAX FRANCISCO, May I.—lngleside results: Half mile —San Mateo won, The Roman second, Tortoise third; time, One and one-fourth, mile—G. B. Mor ris won, Sclmetar second, Belle Bo; d third; time, 2:10& One mile —Joan won, Perseus second. Instigator third; time. 1:42-)4. Five-eights of a mile—lmp. Santa Bel la won, William Plnkerton second, Mob alaska third: time, 1:10%. Three-fourths mile—Tiberius wen. Imp, Full Hass second. Crawford third; time. 1:16. Three-fourths mile—Tankee Doodle won. Major Cook second, Gallant third; time. 1:1516, James Phillips, a trainer at tho Bay District track, was arersted today, charged with poisoning Oracle S. by hypodermic injection, and so disquali fying the horse from a race a few days ace. Phillips has been in the employ of Wright Bros, of Bakersfield. NEWMARKET RACES. LONDON, May I—On the last day of the Newmarket lirst spring meeting, 1 tamp'i, an American horse, was among ten starters in the race for the Bretby plate, bat was unplaced. Three-fourths mile —Fracomb won, Recorder se*onu, Sweet Auburn third. Fourteen horses, Including Pierre Lorillard's Lamaroek, in the May plate. ,TOO sovereigns, for 3-yi ar-olds, five furlongs. L. de Roth :-< hllds' Goleta won. Stewart-on second, High Chancellor third. For the 1000 guineas stakes, one mile. Thais, owned by the Prince of Wales, won, Douglass Balrd's Santa Maura sec ond. Lord Settland'B Jolly Boat third. Pierre Lorillard's Daeotali 111. was one of the starters m the race for the Brink cly plate, but was unplaced. T. Jen ning's Glow won. Sir Farquhar's The Quack second, Captain Mac-hell's Mitre third. Ingleside Rac? Entries The following is the list of entries and weights for the races to be run at Ingle- Bide track today, which are posted nt the I.os Angeles Turf club, 212 South Spring street. Commissions received on these races and full descriptions of the events: First race, maiden two-year-old fillies, half mil. —Maraquita Jl". Claudia T. in::. Rosa Magenta 103, Sharon I.ass 103. Mary To],in lit). Bister Modrtd 103, DestrallO, I ady Harst io::. Bohemian Lass 110, Re bekah 110, Laura Burt HO, Jerilderio 10: i, Miss Glencola 103, Shasta Water 110, Love llght 108, Diablita 110, Irene Ally, by Apache oui of Irene, 110. Second race, seven furlongs, handicap— Forrier 12".. AII Oyer Ins. St. Lee r»G, Olive 100. Chartreuse li. ro. Sweet Favordaje97, Sam Leake 94, Peter the Second 94. Couple All i Iver and St. Lee as S. C. Hlldreth's stable Third race, mile and one-eighth. selling- Sir Reel 1".". Trlx 102, Wawona 108, Articus 105, All Smoke 06, Sylvester9B, Tangedene 100. Don Caesar 101. Fourth race, niile ane one-Blxteenth, hur dle handicap—Montalvo 160, Silverado 188, Col. weightntan Esperanoe 130, Ravine Fifth, Si-mile, selling—Orbit 111. Venui I -7. Podiga ill. Minnie, by Red Iron. OS, Julia <). 107, Senator Hoffman too. Tobey 109, Cnn did 109, Wandering Nun 109, Warrago 109, Jennh W. 109, Yucatan H. 05, Commission 111. Alii I. 109, Bleeping Child lor Sixth race, six furlongs, selling—Heart ease 95, Ida Bauer ior,. La Masootalo3, Em cino 98, Alvero 96, Goodwin 11. 112, Can't Weather cloudy; track good. NATIONAL CIifCUIT The Season Opened nt Or.fcland With Good Whetllng SAN FRANCISCO, .'day I.—The open ing of tin- national circuit at Oakland today was a great success. Edwards of this city and Wilbur Edwards of San Jose won the professional events, which were well contested. The track was very rough and a heavy wind blew in the faces of the riders on the home stretch. One mile novice—A. N. Kitchen first, i . Goodwin second, W. Agnew third; time, 2:Hs. Two mile liundicap, professional—J. E. Edwards, 80 yards, won; R. L. Long, 100 yards, second; Allen Jones, 100 yards, third; time,4:s7, Two mile- amateur handicap—G. H. Cratfs,9o yards, won; H. AY. Squires, 70 yards, second; C. D. Bates, 00 yards, third; time, 4:53. One mile amateur handicap—G. H. Crafts, 4", yards, won; G. D. Gooch, 1,10 yards, second; J. J. Boree, 130 yards, third; time, 2:23. One mile scratch, professional—W. J. Edwards won; C. N. Coulte,r second, C. 1.. Davis third; time, 2:39. How to Look at it U is not how much Tip Top Cough Syrup costs you, hut what it will pay > »U that should interest you. If by mv i sting 50 cents you can save an expen sive sickness, isn't it a good investment to make? And that is just what Tip Top is doing every day—preventing sick ness. All druggists sell it. COMMERCIAL CONDITIONS Expert Observers Report on State of Trade RETAILERS FAIRLY ACTIVE While Wholesale Lines Show Very Little Improvement Merchants In Staple Lines Look Forward With Confidence to Better Trade During the Autumn Associated Tress Special Wire. NEW YORK, May 1. —R. G. Dun & Co.s weekly review of trade tomorrow will say: As the season advances there is more business, but on the whole the prevalent feeling ls that the gain ls less than there was reason to expect. While the retail trade has been active enough to materially lessen stocks and obliga tions and thus prevent a great many threatened embarrassments, it lias not yet brought new business to mills or factories to prevent a decrease of un filled orders and the closing of some works. Substantially the same state jof tilings exists in all the great indus tries, notwithstanding strong combina tions in some and evidence of inade quate consumption appears in the fact that the general range of prices for com modities, farm and mine as well as manufactured products, is nearly one tier cent lower than it was April i. and the lowest ever known, the decline since October, 1892, being 16.7 per cent. Wheat declined i% for cash, with better ac counts of winter and rapid seeding of serin,;. With only two months of the crop year remaining ihere is little to encourage higher prices. Silk weak ened a little, owing to the overloading of Japanese dealers. Wool is weak, the wool year closing with the greatest quantity of wool on hand ever carried at this season. Woolen goods have not Improved in demand, and flannels opened 5 to 15 per cent lower than last year. Dress good.-, are helped by the restriction of foreign imports, but re ports show that wool machinery is not more than half employed. Seven cot ton mills have ceared operations, in cluding one large printing establish ment, and stocks on hand still Increase though for brown goods there has been a better legitimate demand and great quantities of ginghams have been moved by drives at prices low beyond all precedent. The decrease in ship men, of woolen goods from Europe has been quite marked. Large purchases of lake ore by princi pal consumers, contracts securing con ic of low phosphorous ore, and lowe> tioi of low phosphorus ore, and lower coke in order to compete with Pocahon tas coke, are the main features in the non industry, but the revival demand is yet deferred. Higher prices for nails caused active buying for the week, but large consumers decline to contract as yet ior bars, and the rod combination has fallen through. Structural products are good, but in other branches the demand is less ac tive, Failures for the United States in the rast week v. ere 238, against 231 last year. BRADSTREET'S REPORT. Bradstreet s says there is relatively less improvement in general trade this v -' 1.. the present partaking of betwe»n seasons character. Wholesale merch chants in staple lines it; many instances look ahead with confidence to autumn. .in il in such departments as agricultural Implements, building materials and hardware tin re is reported a moderate revival. There is an unexpectedly small num ber of strikes this season. In iron and steel there are advances in prices for special grades of pig iron, due to the out put of Lake Superior ores having been practically taken up by a few interests. Ihe so-called steel trust is reported to be extending its territory. Higher ouotations are announced for coffee, cot ton, petroleum and anthracite coal, v, bile print cloths and lumber are prac tically tint hanged. Copper Is easier and wool sold at concessions. The most en couraging feature of the woolen goods market, from the point of view of the domestic mills, is the higher cost of for eign woolens. In the Wror.e House W. S. Hough is a barber, and one addicted to tin- use of liquor. He was only discharged from the city jail three days ago. after having served a term for drunkenness, and last night was on another spree. He entered a house on Stevenson avenue, near Third street, when none of the adults were at home, and calmly disrobed and went to bed. The children in the residence were scar ed half out of their wits and ran Into the street crying murder. OiFicer Bobbins was summoned and went Inside, compelled Hough to dress and accompany him to the station. As he was on the verge of delerium trem ens lie was booked for medical treat ment. st-pped a Runaway George Murphy, employed by the Los I Angeles transfer company, stopped a runaway horse at the corner of Castelar and Alpine strests at 11 oelock last night and came nearly being severely injured thereby. The team had been hitched in front of a residence and the horse, be \ coining frightened, broke the strap and i ran off. Murphy saw him coming and j jumped in front, seizing the lines. One I of the shafts caught in his coat, nearly ■ ripping the garment from his person, and ihe was knocked down and bruised. The I j horse was stopped, however, and later j ; returned to its owner. A Chinese Fluht i On Alameda street last evening Jim | i Moon aud Ah Jim engaged in a scrim* ' mage, in which Ah Jim came out see ! ond best. Moon got hold of a piece of ', iron pipe nnd smashed his countryman over the herd with it, cutting open the ,| scalp and bruising his face and lip. i Both combatants were taken to the sta | tion, where .Moon was booked for dis j turbing the peace and Jim had his head j stitched up, ——— Sunnosed tn he Inasnc Constable Meyer or Santa Monica , brought a demented German to theootintv . jail Inst night who had been captured in , the seaside town while- acting In a crazy manner. Tie speaks but little English, hut I ns near as could lie marie out his name is : m,, v Habercost. When first brought in his jabber was untintelligible and he was ! place,] in the par!,led cell. Later on he , quieted down and spent I he greater part of I the night quietly. He will bo examined by ! a lunacy commission today. Did V a Evr fen a Ghost? Probably not. But you are lucky If yon have never hen face to face with the foul fiend, indigestion, That imp from the nethermost hades subjects his victims to numberless horrors, among them heart burn, flatulence, heart palpitations, head aches, biliousness, broken rest, and others that we will not enumerate, Hostetter's Stomach Bitters will drive away this mis chief breeding f-prile. Tackle him with the | great corrective at once. Malaria, con stipation, kidney troubles, debility all yield to this leading remedy, which Is no mere palliative, bat achieves decisive re sults. Por Overwrought nerves and weary brains thia lip.* medicinal recuperant ts highly to be recommended. Its pure spirit uous basis is modified by botanic simples of first rate remedial efficacy. All price* of wallpaper greatly reduced. A. A. Eckstrom. !!4 South Spring street. All prices of wallpaper greatly reduced. A. A. Eckstrom. S2l South Spring street. AFRICAN FIOtinWQ BogUsk .'sad Boers Jala Hands Agalset the riatabrlee LONDON. May I.—A Cape Town dis patch to the Dally Telegraph Bays. "Latest news from Matabeleland Is very encouraging. Dutch and English there fighting side by side, and former taking leading part owing to their knowledge of native methods of war fare." This indicates that the former refusal of the burghers to Join with the English, owing to the refusal to allow them to form a separate, command under their own commandant, has been reconsid ered and all the whites are lighting to gether. Neither Reed Nor Morton Will Step Down NEW YORK,May I.—ln a communica tion to the Commercial-Advertiser to day on the outlook for the Republican presidential nomination, Hon .Joseph H. Mauley of Augusta, Me., says: "Any speculation to the effect that the friends of Speaker Reed mean to withdraw him from the contest or that they are dis couraged Is baseless. McKinley never can be nominated. It will be an Issue that will win at St. Louis. That Issue w ill be sound money." KxSenator T. C. Piatt said: "I will say, and most emphatically, too, that Morton is still in the race, and to stay. He is not going to be withdrawn. And we are not 'gi\ing up' anything." The Times in Trouble NEW YORK. May I.—On application of Charles R. Meller, Edward Carr and Frank D. Root, a majority of the di rectors of the Times Publishing com pany, Justice Andrews In the supreme court today appointed Alfred Ely re ceiver for tho company and John H. Judge referee in the proceedings brought by the same parties for disso lution. The petitioners state that the capital stock of the company is $1,250,000 and Its indebtedness $316,701, of which $46,710 is in open book accounts, $110,000 money loaned and $160,000 upon deben ture notes. They further state that the company has been losing money, and If allowed to continue will lose its entire assets. Bolivia's Boundary LIMA, Peru, May I.—The guarantee protocol lately decided upon between Chili and the Argentine Republic was signed today. In addition, the treaty between Chill and Bolivia was ratified. The state of armed truce ceases, definite peace is settled, and by the arrangement all the former Bolivian coast becomes Chilian. THINKS SHE WAS DECEIVED Miss Ashley Preparing Her Case Against •'Lucky" Baldwin Defendant Claims That He Was So Well Known as a Lothario That He Could Not Deceive Anybody PAX FRANCISCO, May I.—Miss Lil lian Ashley of Pasadena, the young wo man who is siting Millionaire E. J. Bald win for $76,000 for basely deceiving her, is in the city. She has come to consult with her attorneys, preparatory to the beginning of the trial on May 4. Crittenden & Van Wyck have the case in hand for her and Lloyd & Wood and Henry Hlghton are going to assist Mr. Baldwin m hold on to his ducats. It will be recalled that some months ago when he tiled an answer to Miss Ash ley's preliminary suit Baldwin alleged that his reputation was so notorious | around the country as a Lothario that j it should have been impossible for him to have deceived any lady by any sort of specious argument. This was one reason why he thought he ought to hold on to the $7r,.000 or any other sum Miss Ashley might desire. The trial, Which is to begin before Su perior Judge Slack on Monday next, will no doubt attract great attention. Bald win ls so well known nnd the sum sued for of so large size, that throngs are sure to attend. The young lady is by no means devoid of attraction and she will doubtless arouse deep interest. Most of the testomony will be by dep osition. There have been several taken, aggregating several hundred pages. The deposition of Miss Ashley herself is spread over 450 pages. PROGRAM AND PRIZES For the Coming Ladies' and Girl;' Blctcle Tournament The program and prizes for the ladies and girls' bicycle tournament lo occur at Athletic park, Saturday, May 9, 1806, is as follows: Grand parade, silver cup. Quarter-mile novice (girls), pair opera glasses. Half-mile lap (ladies), ladies' gold watc'T. One-mile, ride and run (girls', silver nut bowl. Three-quarter mile post (ladies), Ladies' gold watch, set with diamonds. Quarter-mile slow race (girls;, silver fruit dish. One-mile championship (ladies), gold medal set with diamonds. One-mile championship (girls), gold merlal. Fancy trick riding, clock and statue, bronze. One-mile handicap (free to all), ladies' sil ver watch. Half-mile consolation (girls), ladies' man icure set. One-mile consolation (ladies), ladies' manicure set. Considerable interest is being awakened in the coming event, a bicycle tournament for the feminine sex being a novelty in this city, although many have been held in the Eastern states. A number of entries have already been made and the prospects are good for an interesting list of contests. Entries can he made at 153 South Spring street. .lust fl Sn'o in Ut w John IT. Weir, with his bead covered with blood, came into the police station at 11 oelock last night for medical treatment. He said lie was a miner and railroad labor er and had been in Stack's saloon on First street. Because he neglected to ask a man named Pat Riordan to drink with him weir claims the former hit him over the head with either a knife or pair of brass knuckles. Whatever the weapon Weir lost interest iti the proceedings at once and headed for tlie hospital to have his injuries attended to. It required several stitches to close the wound, and after it had been dressed Weir was allowed to go, albeit he was somewhat under the Influence of liquor. He departed vowing vengeance when he should lind Riordan. A Po*t-nister *>ued LEXINGTON, Ky., May I.—ln (he United States circuit court at Frankfort yesterday Major T. B. Hoover of Lexing ton filed suit against Postmaster McChes ney of Lexington, asking $600 for alleged detention of mail. The petition also attacks the const nationality of the- law under Which the mall of the Southern Mutual Invest ment company of Lexington was returned to tiie writers marked "fraudulent." The plaintiff l« represented by Hon. Ben But tcrworth of Washington, Judge C. P. Mat thews of Cincinnati and Judge Helms of Lexington. rhr«» Little iiinti Always fold a dress skirt right side out for packing, as it will not wrinkle so much. A few drops of tincture of benzoin in a bowl of water is an admirable tonic for the face. The benzoin whitens the skin and prevents it from wrinkling. Do not put a coat or dress away with dust in the folds or plait;-:. Shake the garment well and dost with a soft whisk broom, for I dust is never so easily removed us at first. i -,- F<—nl plofttn* STOCKTON, May I.—This morning the body of a man was found floating in Stook [ ton channel. He had a contusion on the forehead which gives rises to suspicion that he was the victim of foul play. He was a laborer and bad been employed on the Valley road. He had been missing since last Friday, and is thought to have been in the water since the night of that day. He was about 50 years old and is said to be named John Kelly. Tailor bicycle costumes are well worth the cost of their making. TAKEN IN THE VERY ACT A Sao Francisco Stranglcr Falls Into tbe Toils A Conversation Half Overheard (Uvea around for Hope That a Huch-Wantcd Villain Is Captured SAN FRANCISCO, May I.—Another supposed strangler ls behind the bars at the city prison, and, unlike those who have preceded him, he Is In a measure Mil-Confessed and was also caught In the very act of throttling a woman of the half world in a dark and deserted alley off Montgomery street, near Washing ton. It was at an early hour this morn ing When the crime was committed, and at the time, the electric lights being out. It was dark as pitch, Officer F. Robl. who patrols Montgom ery street, was walking along his beat when lie was startled upon reaching Merchant alley to hear the gurgling sounds of a strangling human being. His mind being full of the recent out lageous murders, he quickly arrived at the conclusion that another helpless wo man was being assaKsinated. and rush ed up the alley. Just as he reached the center of the block ho heard a man's voice cry out: ' If you cry, 1 w ill stran gle you to death us 1 did tho other notor ious woman of your class." This spurr ed him cm in his search, and finally he spied a large man with his lingers clutched around the throat of a woman who was prostrate on the pavement. The Wotlld-be assassin and the officer saw each other at (he same time, and the former released his hold on his victim and sprang up as If to escape, but Robl was too quick for him and soon had him safely ironed. The woman then got up and both were started for the California street police station. On reaching the light it was observed that the victim of the assault w as a young colored woman. When they reached the station a mes senger was dispatched for Detective Ren Bohen, and in the meantime the man was charged with battery. He gave the name of John Lewds.and said he was an Iron molder by occupation. He failed to explain the motive which led him to assault and nearly murder the young colored woman. POMONA POMONA. May I.—On Wednesday as Mrs. I'tley was crossing Sec ond street she was run into by a bicycle ridden by 11. K. Watd, knocked down and quite severely bruis ed. Mr. Ward had a carriage called and a physician summoned, who after an ex amination decided that no bones were broken. Yesterday while O. J. Brown w as busy in his lumber yard, his office w as enter ed, the till forced open and about $25 taken. Mr. Brown provided the local officers with a description of some hobos who had been loafing around the yard during the day. and two men were ar- j rested at North Pomona with about this amount of money in their persons, and who answered the description, and '[ w ho save their names as Frank Qulnn and James McCallam. A hearing will be bed on Monday. The McOlnnls hearing at the request Of the district attorney was postponed from today until Monday next. Also that of Harry Clark, charged with steal ing a bicycle. Pomona is making shipments of straw berries to New Mexico and Arizona. kecfnt Inr.nUretion The latest immigration statistics from Kliis island. New York, arc instructive, i it appears that from January 1 to April | 17 of the present year, 06,290 Immigrants were landed at that place, against 16,265 for the four months of January to April, ! inclusive, ISi)i>. Of the former number about 20,000 were Italians, of the latter ! 11.536. It appears from this that .while the to tal Immigration has increased fourfold I over the same period of last year, the ' Italian contingent hasn't quite doubled. I Even with the arrival In a few days of • J 797 Italians, now en route, the porcent i age of Italian to total immigration i shows p. marked decrease over the cor ! responding period of last year. It may | j be added that of the 66,290 Immigrants i from January 1 to April 17, TOHS were I ] classed as illiterate. If these figures are accurate, they in dicate a fallacy in the comments lately heard to the effect that the Abyssinian war was the cause of tiie great stimulus to immigration of the last few months, j While a Visible increase in that from | Italy is noticeable, it is also to be oh- j served that some still more powerful ! ! agencies are at work to stimulate that ; from other countries. It would be inter- jesting | esting to trace these agencies.—-Boston i i Traveler. Riverside Shipments ] The I.os Angeles Times is forced by i the fact of Riverside's 2000 carloads of ! oranges this year to "admit" that when i the young groves come into bearing In ! "the oldest colony" it will "doubtless re ! sume" its former standing os a producer jof oranges, it happens that Riverside ' is not the "oldest colony," and further, ! that it has never lost its standing as the j producer of the best fruit in the largest ! quantity of any city in the state, and | therefore cannot very well "resume." Ever since Riverside gained the lead over those earlier planted sections about I Han Gabriel and Anaheim she bas, in ! spite of her detractors, hold as unques ! tinned a lead In citrus fruit growing as ! Fresno holds In regard to raisins. And j as she has never in her history since failed to ship three times the quantity of fruit grown by any other section, it is misleading to damn her by such com | ments as the Times indulges In. —RiV( r ! side Press. C. A. Jed! I Velvet carpets. 90c per yard. Tapestry carpets, 50c per yard. Ingrain carpets. SOc per yard. Linoleum, 40c per yard. Mattings, 20c per void. Art squares, $4 each. Wall paper, 5c per roll. 225 S. BROADWAY. Colored Flounces o:i Black Grenadine Black grenadines flounced all over in soft colors are very popular for dressy gowns, and very useful as a covering ; for a middle-aged black silk or satin dress. —New York Sun. Rev. r'rn-rc-g ALKXANPUKTTA, Turkey. May 1— Rev. Knapp, the American missionary, who was expelled from HHPs, has left here for Constantinople. v _ COTTOLENE flftMllltiTTf , iiitl"*r "r'— ■■ t^ira^^ 1 tf>. Q g|« I will find in COTTOLENE I wfOfh the ideal frying medium. It |ll|™!2i# Wf looks clean and is clean 1 flftWfft P en " I f ood fried in Cottolene | ■ is free from greasineas and | r*Qr * richness. It is appetising in J delicious to | jSHji^ 4l u!iii^»a : i^^•.^ ? v^v•. 5 \ to sic and healthful to eat. Then there b the added cou |W sidcration of lower cost. %of % Cottolene does the work of I'" |j % lard or butter. S 18 THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY, «egi •"<■ "«'«tl*l<w«» anil a «hC. >taV «. -*«l»> CUrrnto. Moit-Ml, Ban Francluo, b«ad In oollan.plant wreath. PorlU-.il. Ortfaa. 15 nth a better understanding- of tha VV transient nature of the many phys ical ills which vanish before proper ef forts— gentle efforts—pleasant efforts— rightly directed. There is comfort in the knowledge that so many forms of sickness are. not due to any actual dis ease, but simply to a constipated condi tion of the system, which the pleasant family laxative, S.yrupof Figs, prompt ly removes. That is why it is the only remedy with millions of families, and is everywhere esteemed so highly by all who valuo good health. Its beneficial effects are due to the fact, that it is the one remedy which promotes internal cleanliness, without debilitating; tha organs on which it acts. It is therefore all important, in order to get its bene ficial effects, to note when you pur chase, t hat you have the genuine article, which is manufactured by the California, Fig Syrup Co. only, and sold by all rep utable druggists. If in the enjoyment of good health, and the system' is regular, then laxa tives or other remedies aro not needed. If afflicted with any actual disease, ona may bo commended to the most skillful physicians, but if in need of a laxative, then one should have the best, and with the well-informed every where, Syrup of Figs stands highest and is most largely used and gives most general satisfaction, SURE CURE for PILES I; -liinc and H in I Blertlng or Protrullog Pll«s rltldal D!». 80-SAN-KO'S PILE REMEDtr. aw»i iu» [ag,atuorbl tuuion. A positive BUM. I trculnr, »enl rr,t. Prio* ■Oi, Uru U i,uoi mill. UU. UOSANItO. PUbk, Pa. SAN BERNARDINO SAN BERNARDINO, May 1.- Burg lars entered the Otllce saloon of H. R. Travilla Wednesday night, opened the safe by the combination and secured $DO. There are some things to indicate that the work was not that of professionals, but of tyros, who had been told what the combination was. JUMPED FROM THE TRAIN. Ed. Kirkpa trick, a young man 20 years oi age, residing on Base Line, was seri ously hurt by Jumping from a moving I train at Cotton on Wednesday. He j stumbled and was thrown headfirst ; against .1 pile of steel rails, one of them , coming in contact with the right side I of his face, which was badly disfigured. ! Dr. Mackechnle attended him, and j through the night the patient wasdelir i lous at times, but this morning was much brighter, and there ls now no fear of his having sustained a fractured skull. THE FIRST CROP. The crops of peaches, apricots and grapes in this valley have been seri- I ously injured by tiie recent frosts. Re ! cent Investigations have developed tho extent of the injuries, and have also ' set tie- dried fruit men agog, and the j result is that during the past two weeks a large quantity of fruit has boon pur ' chased on the trees by representatives ! of companies which feel assured of the ' scarcity for next season. The greatest shortage promises to be in raisins and peaches. Very few raisin i grapes in th" vineyards of til is* valley j w ill mature this year. Peaches have I also suffered! apricots less, and there j may lie one-third to one-half of the usual ! crop. RIVERSIDE ! RIVERSIDE, May I.—The interest In Riverside celebrating independence day Increases us the days go by. Every ! body says we must have a grand, old fashioned celebration of the day this \. ar in this city, and that no pains should be spared ill getting up a pro gram that will draw the people. The next meeting will be held Wednesday j evening of the coming week, : A large number of A. I. A.'s went i down to South Riverside last night to i stir up the boys at that place. There at c a number of Riverside peo- I pie interested ill tiie outcome of the suit ! in tin- department of the superior court ! over which Judge McKinley presides in i I os Angeles effecting the ownership of j the waters of Lytic creek. The case of the Home Insurance com ! pany vs. Seger & Zetley, tho former agents of the company in this city, lv which judgment w as given before Jus tice Mills for the defendants, has been appealed to the superior court through I h. C. Hibbard, plaintiffs'attorney. The ! amount claimed is $so.us. Dr. Ellis of Elslnore was in the city ' today. He was al tending a meeting of i (he delegation to the state convention, j He reports crops in his section looking fairly well. P. L. Jenkins of Beaumont says the late' frosts Injured crops considerably in that portion of the county. The grain crop will be light, and a few pieces will not even be cut lor hay, but the yield ! of ha v wiTl be large. L. C. Waite, through his attorneys, Coliier f- Evans has commenced an action to collect |1500 of E.J. Yoakum et ux. ou a no!" given in 1891. Mrs. Alice L. Cram has petitioned te be made a sol - trader. One cold after another, will, with i many constitutions, surely establish tic- seeds of consumption in the system. Those in need of a. remedy will tinil Dr.Jayni s' Kxpectorant always prompt, thorough and efficacious, A. Jackson of Ihe Great Sachem Im proved Order of Red Men, of San Fran cisco, also a prominent contractor and builder, is in tiie city on a short busi ness trip, ti ml is at the Hotel Ramona. The fashionable ladles corrective tonio I is Angostura Bitters, the world renowned . South American tnyigorator. I II H. Howard, junior member of the firm of the Shickle, Harrison & Howard iron company of St. Louis, is a guest at the Ramona.