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The social wheel continues to turn merrily, in spite of the sackcloth-wound spokes and the ashes that are sup posed to Impede its progress. The func tions are. for the most part, how-eve.', "small and earliea," and only one or two receptions and card parties of any BtXQ have been given this past week. Quite the largest and most important n flair wais the charity ball, given by the officers of the German Ladles' Bent volt-rat asso ciation, In Turnvereln hall. Receptions were given by Mines. Will Knippenbeig of Kstrella avenue. Ballard of Boyle Heights. Steny of St. James park, and L. Jacoby of South Hope fttwt. There have been a number of dinners and lunch eons, the hosts and hostesses being Mr. and Mrs. Cromwell Galptn, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Busch. Mr, and Mrs. H .J. Woolli oott, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Osgood. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Nnftzger. Mines. J. H. Norton, W. S. Newhall, Lacy and W, S. Porter. Those who have entertained' witti cards are Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Flint. Mr. and Mrs,. F. W. Chase, Mr. and Mrs. George Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. J, K. Plater and Mrs. Catherine Johnson. A half-dozen theater parties, a couplp or so of musl calee and a small number of weddings complete the list of merry-mukings. Assistance League The Assistance league held an Im portant meeting yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Fred C, Howes, on Twenty-eighth street. After the reg ular business had been transacted re- Rarding the new cases of want that come before the league at each of Its meetings, the all Important subject of the mammoth card party came under discussion. As was announced last week the league ladles had their plans well under way for this card party, when they discovered the need for help ing the unemployed women. As that is part of the regular work of the league In addition to its cases of illness and ether kinds of distress, the ladles gener ously offered to co-operate with the committee that had been formed for the sole purpose of helping unemployed women, and share the proceeds of the card party with them. There are now between six and seven hundred players assured, and there are other counties to hear from. The date has been changed from Easter Monday to April 27th. and the hall where It Is to take place will be announced later. The guests, gen tlemen as well as ladies, are particular ly requested not to appear in full dress. It Is the desire of the committees in charge that street, or nothing more elaborate than theater dress, be worn. The ladies who have signified this past week their intention to organize sec tions may be added to the list puhl Ished last Sunday, and arc as follows: Mes daraes Russell, Walter Lindley, D. G. Peck, J. E. Plater. Charles H. White and Miss Susie Patten. The Ebell The art section of the Ebell reported at 1057 Flower street yesterday morning at the general meeting. The president, Mrs. H. W. R. Strong, presented the first speaker, Mrs. Bentiey, as an active worker In the mother Kbell society In Oakland .and in her paper, which was an introduction and summary of the general subject, "The Art of Ancient Egypt," Mrs. Bentiey intelligently pre sented the entire topic in a well con densed article. Mrs. R W. Burnham spoke on "Egypt ian Tombs," and she touched on the re ligious beliefs upon which Egyptian architecture is founded .and divided the tombs and temples into three chronolog ical group, those or the old empire, or the pyramids, of the Theban supremacy, or rock tombs, and ot the new empire, whose development In architecture and ornamentation was clearly pointed out. Mrs. Goodhue was the third speaker, and her paper was on "The Temples and Their Sculpture." Mrs. Goodhue sketch ed the characteristics of the period, com pared the colossal buildings and statues I with the faithful portraiture of the early dynasties, and then took the temple of Kamac as a perfect type of both tem ple and sculpture. Mr* Goodhue had a plan of the temple on a large scale, with , many photographs of the details. The utmost interest and attention were man ifested throughout by the members present. Senior Luncheon Miss Nora Bterry entertained her class mates, the seniors of the Marlborough school, delightfully Friday afternoon in her home in St. James' park. The house deeoratlons were elaborate, each room diflerlng from the other In scheme and each having an especial significance. The school Mower Is the violet, the class color is green, therefore In the drawing room the color scheme was violet and green and was most effectively carried out. In tlv reception room were "dayb reak" carnations and asparagus finis the dining room was wholly given, with the exception of the center piece of flowers on the dining table. A wide window was screened entirely with a beatttirul curtain of smilax and the other decorations in the room were In har mony with it. The library was in Fiesta colors and there bunting was most effec tively us. rt with gmllax and red and yellow flowers. Tea was served shortly alter 6 oclock and th. nuests who sal down to enjoy the dainty menu wire Misses Marian Jones, Harmon Sprtt ance. Susan <iay, Qertrude Oevereaux Grace Blakeley, Joy Bchroeder, May Hunsecker and Georgia CaswelL High Five The ladies of the Friday Afternoon, thimble .lub were entertained with '•high five" Thursday evening by Mr and Mrs. F. W. Chase, Mrs. D. G. Peck as sisting. There wei<e elaborate decora tions of roses, poppies and greens V string orchestra furnished i.uisk, and at the close of the gain... refreshments were served. There were two prizes and a consola tion for both ladies ami gentlemen and they were dlstrlbun .1 as follows-' Tes caddy, Mrs. Crombi cold spoon' Mr- Porter, pair of silver tongs, Mrs E V Emit.,; silver nutcracker and pick, Mr Peck; silvt.r courtplastei cap? Mr' Ward; ivory and Oliver paper krifpe Dr' Davisson. Those present were Mr and Mrs. S. K. Llndley, Mr. and Mrs i) v Peck. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Whitmarsh' Mr. and Mrs. Hen Ward. Mr and Mrs' R. S. Crombie, Mr. and Mrs Frank Sii verwood, Mr. ami Mrs. J. M. Tavior Mr and Mrs. Calvin Smith. Mr. nr'd Mrs V V. Smith. Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Cole Mr and Mrs H. P. Andersen. Mr. and Mrs N. B. Biaokstone, Mr. and Mrs. J r' IN SOCIETY Porter, Mr. and Mr?. Charles Forrester, Mr. and Mrs. John Wolfskill, Dr. and Mrs. J. H. DaVlMOn and Mrs. J. R. Newberry. Eucher Party Mr. and Mrs. George Montgomery pti teria Inert with euoher Inst Friday even ing at 1033 South Pearl street. The house was briHlanr with huge bunches and | hanks of eschseholtzlas. and flags of all i nations were effectlveTy placed about the ! rooms. The decorated score cards were | particularly novel and pretty, for the Hags were copied upon them in water colors, and ;i email photograph of Mr. F. K. Hule was In one corner. The prizes consisted of one each and a con solation for lady and gentleman, and wvre won In tihe following order: Decor ated plate, Mrs. S. S. Salisbury; hand some stein. Mr. John Posey; souvenir Fiesta spoon, Mrs. F. Schumacher; mam moth cup and saucer, Mr. Koss Clarke. Th» guts wi iv Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Hule. Mr. and Mm. J. Roth Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. lie s-s Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Perez. Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Teed, Mr. and Mrs. George Steckel. Mr. and Mrs. Fred O, Howes, Mr. anil Mrs. Biadner W. Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hints, Mr. and Mrs. John Posey, Dr. and Mrs. StormOtlt Owens. Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Salisbury, Mr. and Mrs. Graves. Mr. and Mrs. Ston er. MmeS. Fannie Schumacher. Joseph ine Butler, Winchester, Messrs. H. O. Collins and Sylvester. Progressive Eucher The Better-Late-Than-Never Eucher club was charmingly entertained Fri day evening by the Misses Tittle at their home on Wi st Wlnfield street. The even ing was spent, as usual, in playing pro gressive SUaher, and at the conclusion of the game light refreshments Wen served. The players were all presented with their score cards, to which dainty button-hole bouquets were attached, and partners found one another by corresponding score cards and their table by the bouquets, each table beins designated by a different flower. Miss Mary Fowler and Mr. Driscoll Smith were the lucky winners of the handsome first prizes and Miss Lillle. Miller and Mr. C. F. Shafer were the recipients of dainty consolation prizes. An appro priate piece of poetry was attached to each prize, the reading of which afforded the company much amusement. The guesis were: Mrs. S. Tittle, Misses Ida Hyland, Alice Prior, Emma Robinson, Mabel Jefferson, Lillle Miller, Mary Fowler, Messrs. Drlscoll-Smlth, C. F. Shafer, M. T. Lee, D. M. Tittle, G. W. Driscoll and M. L. T. Brown. The Woman's League The Woman's league of Los Angeles held an open meeting yesterday after noon In the Friday Morning club rooms, Mrs. D. G. Stephens, the president, oc cupying the chair. The afternoon was given to the discussion of the schools and current events. Mrs. Mabel Noyes presented some phases of the public schools. Miss A. S. Marsh followed with some of the ad vantages of private schools. Mrs. E. H. Enderleln opened the discussion on some of the best work of the Los Ange les schools, followed by Mrs. K. F. Thorpe, who touched some of the faults of the system, notably the lack of orig inality, the cut and dried work, the lack of mental growth, etc. Current events formed the subject of much in teresting matter presented by Mrs. E. E. Cates. Mrs. Caroline M. Severance presented some features of the Mothers' Protective council. After the program, light refreshments were served, and a social hour fol lowed. Farewell Reception The guests and hostess of the Colona-1" gave a very pleasant farewell reception to Mr. and Mrs. H. H Hill of Chicago, who have been spending the winter at that hostelry. The apartments we>-e decorated with flowers, and' a musical program was provided, consisting of a piano and mandolin duet by Mr. and Mrs. X T. Powell of Santa Barbara, se lections from "Carmen." beautifully ren dered by Miss Ella Powell of Atlanta. Ga.. and several solos by Mr. Coombs of this city, -who was accompanied by his wife. Mrs. L. E. Alley of Chicago gave an original poem. Mr. J. N. Hunt. In behalf of the ladies, presented Mrs. Hill with a beautiful etching of a por tion of. one of the old missions, accom panied by a very elaborate speech. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Huckins of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Coombs and Dr. Cochran of Los Angeles. Mr. and Mrs. Hill will spend some time at San Francisco, and will visit Portland, Ore, before returning to Chicago. A Pleasant Surprise Capt. F. J. Cressey and family, who have recently moved into their new home at No. SIR South Alvarado street, opposite Westlake park. w« re very pleas antly surprised last Monday evening by about thirty friends, who appeared un annour.c, ,1 to spend the evening. The guests brought guitars' and banjos as well as i :. siim-ntii and a very de lightful and informal evening was en- Joyed. Thoi present were members of the Philomela club, composed of Mroe*. J. M. Whit, x B. Goodfellow, L. Ham lin. W. H. Van Doren, Misses Cora Hol land and Genevieve Hamlin; also Rev. and .Mrs. .1 Herndon Garnett. Mr. and Mrs. .7 M. J hi -ton. Mr. and Mrs Chas H, Bark- r, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Hibbard, Mr. and Mrs •;. A, Davidson. Mr and Mrs, Horatio Haskell, Mr. and Mrs. J H Clark.-.,n, Mmes. Mary Buchanan, «'. C. Boynton, Misses Lowell Garnett Ruth Ooodfellow an.l Rose A. Paige' -Messrs'. Ralph <\ Hamlin, Richard Green and Dr. J. M. Whiti Hearts Party Mill Charlotte Millei entertained In formally witti "hearts" Thursday even ing at her home on South Flower street. Carnations and maidenhair ferns were effectively used in decoration. There Were first and consolation prizes for ladies and gentlemen, which were award, d as ifollows: Silver shoehorn, Miss Chancie Ferris: silver violet hold er, Miss MeGriff; silver-mounted mem orandum book, Mr. Walter Chanslor; rabbit-foot paper cutter. Mr. W, Butler; Those present were Mrs. Waiter Cosby, Misses HirdJe chanslor, Leila Daniel,' Patty Miller, F. Layng, M. Cobleigh, Chancli Ferris. Mr Griff Messrs. Reed, 1). Sale. W. Chanslor, F. Notman. 11. S. Williams, v. Forrester, E. McQriff, F D, Hall, W. liutl. r, A. J. Walters. Whist Club .Mips [Catherine Johnson entertained the Young Ladies' Card club yesterday In her handsome home. 121:1 Orange ave nue. The club has twenty numbers and meets fortnightly at the houses of the different members. Each hostess has the privilege of inviting other guests until LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNLNGMARCH 28, 1897 eight tables are filled. Whist is the game played and one prise Is permitted at each meeting. Yesterday, besides the hostess, the members and guest? present were: Misses Goodrich, Hutch inson. Truman, Ferris, Borden, Klokke, Coblelgh, Patterson, Bonsall, Hender son, Newell, Shankland, Hewitson of Riverside, Cory, Wilbur, 0111, the Misses Wellborn, the Misses Groff, the Misses Fairchild, the Misses Johnson, Mmes. Arthur Braly, Bundrum, Jack Jevne, F. V. Martin and Fred O. Johnson. C. E. Social ' Mrs. L. W. Godin hospitably opened her home. 533 Beacon street, to tne Young People's society of Christian Kn deavor Friday evening. About 100 peo ple, young and old, were present and enjoyed a very delightful evening. Dr Yoakum and Mr. Harrison gave an ex hibition of the X-ray and some photo graphs. Miss Clara Bosbyshell played some piano solos: Messrs. Carl and Wal ter Brown contributed guitar and man dolin music, and there were recitations by Misses McLean and Helen North and Mr. Tom Barnes The house was pret tily decorated with roses and wild mus tard, and fruitade was served during the evening. Easter Brochure "The Resurrection Morn" is the title of a betatitlful little white and gold Eas ter brochure Issued by Miss Abby Stu art Marsh. The lit tle book Is charming ly Illustrated with beautiful cuts of the pretty memorial church at Garvanza, Its chancel window, baptismal font, the flowers about the tomb of "Him Who was crucified," and other accessories. The Raster poem which composes the little volume contains an incident found ed upon fact, full of pathos and poetic suggestion. The story is charmingly told, and in its easier setting, Is very attractive. Tallyho Drive M-rs. M. A. Newmark entertained last Monday In honor of Mlssi Rose Gollnsky of San Francisco witJt a tallyho dirive to Baldwin's ranch. Luncheon was served at the Oakwood. where the tabie was profusely decorated with wild flow ers. Those of the party besides the guest of honor were Mmes. Leon Loeb, M. H. Newmark. Carl Seligman, Lesser Jacoby, John Kahn, Fritz Rosenstein, Jake Loew, Misses.Agnes Kremer, Fran cis Goldwater. Louise Lazard, Tessie Brownsteln, Rose and Emma New mark. Birthday Surprise A very pleasant surplse w as given Mrs. F. M. Randolph on her last birthday. Friday, March 26th. Her three eldest daughters, Mrs. J. N. Sears. Mrs. C. H. Gillan and Miss Effie Randolph, decora ted the pretty home, 232 Mozart street, with beautiful flowers, and invited the children and grandchildren, sixteen 111 number, to take part in the reunion. Mrs. Gillan gave some charming piano solos and'a dainty luncheon was served. Bonnie Brae Club Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Flint entertained the Bonnie Brae Card club In their charming home. 929 Westllake avenue, Thursday evening, when the first money was raised toward the relief fund for un employed women. Besides the regular membership, there were present Mr. and Mrs. Avery. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jevne. the Mttsses Ryan, Mr. Charles Dick and Dr. Bryant. Bachelor Supper Mr Marion Wigmore entertained with a supper at his rooms In the Freeman block on Wednesday evening. Mr. Wlg more's guests were: Mr. and Mrs. G. H. W.igmore. Misses Margaret Winston. Ysidora Scott. Julian Winston, Messrs. Garland, Row an of Pasadena and Barn well. Naftzger Dinner Mr. A. H. Naftzger entertained a number of his gentlemen friends with a dinner Thursday evening at his resi dence. 638 Portland street. The table decorations were pink carnations and violets, lavender satin ribbon and ferns, all most effectively arranged. The.place cards were ornamented with violets done In water colors. Mr. Naftsger's guests were: Messrs. L. C. Walte and Bittenger of Riverside. J. S. Slauson, George H. Stuart. R. J. Waters, Charles Forman, J. R. Newberry, M. W. Stlm son. J. W. McKinley, C. D. Willard and O. T. Johnson. Here and There Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Plater will entertain with cards next Thursday evening. Mrs. Lacy of 910 Wvst Washington street entertained with a luncheon Friday. Mrs. C. A. Ducommun has gone for an extended trip, via Panama, tc New York. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Albers and Miss Maud Albers left for their home in St. I.ouls Fri day evening. Miss Kate Hutton of this city has been spending the week with Miss Esslnger of Santa Monica. Mrs. .T. L. Ballard of 1607 Pleasant ave nue. Boyle Heights, entertained with a dinner Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. John F. Francis expect to leave Los Angeles Raster Monday for a prolonged Kuropean tour. Dr. and Mrs. Trueworthy have moved from the Abbotsford Inn to 1 their residence at 9*5 South Flower street. Mr. and. Mrs. Charles Modinl-Wood will entertain Mr. and 1 Mrs. John F. Francis with a dinner Thursday. April Bth. Mr. Frank Hicks expects his sister, Miss Braille llagar of San Francisco to visit him and Mrs. Hicks (hiring the Fiesta. The engagement is announced of Miss Winifred Woollacott, daughter of H. J. WooKacott. ami Mr. Woodland of Idaho. lira Hambrook entertained fifteen friends yesterday with a tallyho drive and nn al fresco luncheon at her ranch at Ca huenga. Dr. and Mrs. Sherwood-Dunn have taken the Bishop house. 3346 street, rear Adams. Mrs. Dunn will re ceive Mondays. Miss Zella Fay of Orange avenue enter tained n number of her young high school friends last evening with a goott, old-fash ioned candy pull. The "Deestrlek Skule" will be given at an early date in the Ilollenbeck home by the Ladies', Aid society of the Boyle Heights Presbyterian church. . '■ Mayor and Mrs«. Snyder were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Casey Ire one of the boxes at the theater party given by the Royal Arcanum last Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Knlppenberg. who have been visiting their son. Wm. Knlppen berg. on Estreila avenue, leave today for their home In Indianapolis. Indiana. Mrs. Deltlne de Cohn and Mr. R. F. SV pulveda were married at the residence of the former, corner Beaudry and Second street, yesterday afternoon at 0:30. Mr. and Mrs. .T. Roth Hamilton depart Saturday. April 3d. for an extended eastern trip In which Chicago, New York. Wash ington, Boston and Philadelphia will be In cluded. Miss Maragaret L. Craig and Mr. Charles H. Fiske were married last Tuesday at the home of the bride's parents. Court Circle. Mr. and Mrs. Fiske will reside at No. 955 Court Circle. A special meeting of the Woman's Press club will be held on Monthly afternoon at 2 oclock Willi Mrs. Eugene Torrey. room 4. California bank building, corner of Second ar/1 Broadway. A full attendance is de sired. I Mrs. W. S. Porter entertained Informally with a luncheon Thursday. In the decora tions Fiesta colors were used In ribbons and ferns. The guests were Mmes. Salis bury. Hughes. Pepper. Walsh, Hay, Bruck, and Hubbard. The regular monthly meeting of the Los Angelas Kindergarten club wilt take place Thursday. April Ist. at 2:30 p. m. In the Friday Morning club rooms. Miss' Alice J. Merritt of the Normal school will give a practical talk on flowers. Miss Lena Cressey entertained Inform ally last Friday evening at her new home. 51>; South Alvarado street. Those Invited were the Misses Farell. Barnes, Lewis ami Young, and Messrs. Walz, Sevier, Finch. Morse and Farrell. Mr. 'Edward T. Pierce, principal, and the faculty of the State Normal school have Issued invitations 1 to 1 a reception to meet the Joint board of Normal school trustees. Friday. April 2d, at 8 p.m., In the parlors of the Normal school. Last Wednesday evening Mr. and Mrs. Brown entertained a number of friends with whist In honor of Miss Minnie Braun of Denver. There were two prizes, first md consolation, for ladles and gentlemen, which were won as follows: Miss Lottie lacy and Mrs. Tagun, Messrs. L. R. Crnw ord and Mr. Brown. Those present were lra»6. Brown. L. R. Crawford. Kennedy, agon, peacock. Haight, Tegner of Santa lonlca; Messrs. Brown. Channlng, L. R. THE CABINET LADIES AS VIEWED BY WASHINGTON SOCIETY l-awford. Streshly, Hatght, Kennedy, icon an&Tegner. liss Nettle Rommel entertained about y of her friend* Thursday evening In I home. 1503 Trenton street. Games and fclc were enjoyed, after which refresh nits were served. Two prizes were given t»ie young men wheshowed the greatest a least aptitude for millinery by the w he trimmed a hat In live minutes and M\\\ Bentel was the victor, Mr. 11. Han neni the vanquished. Engraved Card., Invitation*. Anflne stationery. The Webb-Peck haico., 233 South Spring street. A BENEFIT SOCIAL The-.Hboknhs of the East Bide Give 4 Enjoyable Entertainment Thiadies or Eureka Rebekah Lodge •'. East Los Angeles, gave one of thmost enjoyable social entertain ments,! the season at Banquet hall last ehmg. The attendance of ladles and gliemen interested In the work of the orv was quite large, probably 500, and adeemed to enjoy the occasion which is given as a benefit for tho Odd Feiws Orphanage now being in stitutedt CJilroy, near San Jose. Broth* E. E. Overholtzer. a member of Eurehiodge acted as master of cere monies vi Introduced the following program.Selection, Shepard's orches tra; plat solo. Miss Helen Schlafly: i horus frit "Chimes of Normandy," Edna Slmir. Chlllarene Crawford, Bessie Slnalr, Birdie Dlvely, Mabel P.lchardsoi Lulu Arms. Mabel Colyer, Helen Swa|,enberg. Beatrice Horsfleld, I'earl Grid. Annie Petrle. The chorus was well g,>n and received generous applause. ..citation, Annie Petrle. character sg-s, Lemuel Blddle; recita tion, Miss Ira Reeder, hoop drill by twelve youn ladles dressed in pale pink and gr, n . This was the feature of the evenir, and elicited frequent applause. Tl young ladles execute! about twenty ovements that were only necessary to tseen to be appreciated. They were well, uied,and made a pretty picture. Those king part were Blanche) Heath, Belle Ins, Clara Lawrence, Ida Lawrence, Emerson, Ruby Sinclair ,Mary mlth. Flaro Lawrence, Gertrude Lawnce, Lulu Lohrer. Then followed a vocasolo by Miss Blanche Heath, which woof a high order of mu sical merit. The.rogram of exercises closed with a selition by the orchestra. The ball was op, e d by a grand march led by the twelv young ladies who gave the hoop dri A large number of guests participatecin the terpslchorean program, which w-s continued until near morning. D. . Morton was floor manager. Refreshes, consisting of Ice cream and cake vre served. The re • celpts of the eveningvere about 175. Among those prese- at the benefit so cial w ere Mr. and Mt Frank Emerson, Miss Emerson. Mrs>V. J. Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Frey and daughters. Miss Le Point. Miss annie Benjamin, Mr. and Mrs. Parker. Ir. and Mrs. E. E. Overholtser, Miss Blai-he Heath. Miss, Gertie Lawrence, Mr.Herbert Myers, Miss Ida Lawrence, iss Clara Law rence. J. C. Ryder and wfe.'W. B. Berry. W. K. Lockwood and dughter, Mrs. C. Petrie. T. R. Sloan, Job Doyle, Jessie Tucker, Fred Smith, MrsConway, Fred Furguson, H. J. Crawtrd and wife. Lemuel Blddle and wife, V. H. Kreiger and wife, W. G. McGagh, wife and daughter, H. L. Arms, wfe and nelce, D. D. Morton and wife, OL. Robertson and wife, Miss Flora Lawrnce, Newton Mathews. J. N. Smalley nd wife, Q. B. Parmeter and wife, Mrs.'uppln, Mrs. J D. Pflsfer, J. V. Bradley J. B Law rence and wife, J, G. Grer and wife. R. T. Sinclair and wife, C. RGriderand wife, J. G. Wadsworth and vife. Arthur Hall. Harry Horsfleld, G. Savyer, Mrs. H. Miller, J. T. Cherry. Bitten by a Dog C. C. Burington, a boy of .bout 14. was brought to the recelvinghospltal last evening by his father to ha r e a uog bite attended to. The boy had bpn play ing near his home at Central avenue and Thirty-third street, when stacked by a vicious dog, which had Inf.cted a painful wound in the calf of the Its?. The Injury was cauterized and the bo-sent home. LOCALTRAFFIC Notes of Interest Prom Railroad Circles CONDUCTORS' CONVENTION GRANT BROS. CONTEMPLATING A LARGE CONTRACT The Pay Oar Will Arrive Next Wed nesday—Southern California Railway Receiving Tiea George F. Clough, secretary of the loeafl executive committee having in change the affairs looking toward the en tertainment of the memhers of the na tional Order of Rrallway Conductors at their annual meeting to be held here for ten days, beginning May 10, Is enthusi astic over the way matters are progress ing: "Why, you will be surprised," said he to a Herald reporter, at his headquar ters in the Nadeau hotel yesterday a( temoon, "when I tell you that we ex pect between 4000 and 5000 people here, but It Is a fact. We will have 400 sitting delegates, and we are going to give them a royal welcome and a Jolly good time while they are "bur guests. President Forman of the chamber of commerce has appointed Messrs. F. W. Wood, E. P. Clark and W. S. Hook to aßslst us In raising funds, etc., while President Frank of the Merchants and Manufacturers.' association has appointed Messrs. A. D. Shophard, S. B. Hynes and Edward Chambers to do similar service. I know the capability of each of the gentlemen, and I can say that we feel greatly en oouragod since these gentlemen hsve signified their willingness' to assist us In every way possible. Our program of entertainment has not as yet been fully made up, but it w ill include excursions to Catailna, Mount Lowe, Pomona, Red lands, San Diego and other places of'in terest. We will shortly get out 5000 sou venir programs which will be works of art. The convention will convene In Music hall at 1 p. m., May 11, and the festivities will be concluded with a grand bail at Hazard's pavilion." • • • W. W. Leggett, a railroad man of Fresno, Is In the city for a few days. In speaking to a Herald reporter last even ing concerning the construction of the San Francisco and San Joaquin rail road he said; "Work on the extension south of Fresno is progressing rapidly. Grant Bros., of your city, who have a contract to grade thirty miles for $40. --000, have a large force of men and teams at work and expect to complete their contract within six weeks. Work is also well under way on the new bridge over Kings river near Hanford. This structure, Including the trestle ap proaches at each end, will be 455 fee* long. There will be two spans of 100 feet each. I predict that within eight een months from today the Valley road will be connected with the Santa Fe system, and then the people of Centra! California will prosper." Ties Superintendent Muir has been advised that the Little Rock and Memphis rail way Is not receiving any livestock or perishable freight owing to the disas trous floods that are raging throughout the Mississippi valley. R. P. Burke, of the Denver and Rio Grande railway, is here from San Fran cisco. C. H. Purdy. formsrly a telegraph operator In the general offices of the St. Louts and Iron Mountain railway, la here. Conductor W. F. McAvoy, of the Covlna-Chlno division, Is a great dog fancier and yesterday came across % lull-blooded black spaniel which he pur chased at a«guod round price. He will place the canine on his line ranch near Chlno. Joseph Musgrave. who for fifteen years has been an efficient assistant In the office of general manager ot the Southern Pacific at San Franolsco, cam* down yesterday afternoon on business and pleasure combined. Victor E. Burleigh, a representative of the Louisville and Nashville railroad, arrived last evening from New Orleans. He Is here to rustle up business and will remain until after La Fiesta. Theodore P. Olmstead of the Illinois Central system is expected to reach hero tomorrow from San Francisco. Mark E. Husted, a baggage man on the San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley railroad, is here with his bride. Ten engines are in the Southern Pa cific machine shops In this city for repairs. H. S. Kinch, who has been a brake man on the San Joaquin division of the Southern Pacific ever since the great strike, was yesterday promoted to freight conductor. The promotion Is a deserved one. The railroad employes of the South ern Pacific have received notice that the pay car will arrive here from San Fran cfsca next Wednesday, at which time about $56,000 will be paid out. Information was received yesterday at the office of General Passenger Agent John J. Byrne that the California limit ed on the Santa Fe system would, In all probability lie discontinued after May 25, owing to the decrease in travel. John Harriman, who several years ago was a railroad employe of this city, but who later entered the service of the Missouri Pacific system at Sodalln. Mo., was recently killed In a freight collision on that road. He carried a $10,000 acci dent policy in favor of a young sister who resides near South Rend, Ind. At present there are 270 men at work in the master car repairer's depart ment of the Southern Pacific company in this city, and 225 In the master me chanic's department who together re ceive wages amounting to about $30,000 per month. R. B, Burns, resident engineer for the Atlantic and Pacific railroad, With headquarters at Williams, Aris., Is spending a few days In Los Angeles. George W. Barnett, agent for the Southern Pacific company at Pomoni, and one of the most popular railroa i men in Southern California, was a caller at headquarters yesterday. Mr Barnett states that shipments of oranges are being made dally from Po mona, and that already Indications point to a large crop next season. H. K. Gregory, assistant general pas senger agent of the Southern California railway, returned yesterday from a business trip to San Diego. \V. J. Fltzpatrlck, formerly assistant master mechanic of the Mexican Cen tral railway, arrived here yesterday ,I'om the City of Mexico. He Is on hlj way to Portland, where he will take a responsible position with the Oregon Railway and Navigation company. Mr. Fitzgerald says that at presenb a large number of tourists are visiting Mexico, and some of them, particularly Boston and New York capitalists, are making some very extensive Investments. The Southern California railway Is re ceiving a large number of railroad ties at Newport. The Alcatras has been unloading several thousand the past three days at the company's New port wharf. This has caused many to believe that the company contemplates extending their line In Riverside county. E. A. Holman was yesterday Installed as assistant agent at Indlo. James Loney, In former yearn a con ductor on the Southern Pacific between Los Angeles and Fresno, but now a prosperous rancher of Pomomn, wm here yesterday, mingling with the "boys." Mr. Loney Is superintendent of the Pomona-North Pomona motor road. R. F. House, who was during the early days a well known conductor on the Southern Pacific when that road only extended as far as Colton, but who for several years has resided on his ranch at Pomona, left yesterday for the San Jacinto Hot Springs in hopes of regain ing his falling health. To Be Examined Again Because of the neglect of the abscond ing police court clerk, W. W. Everett, to file the proper papers In the superior court In the grand, larceny case agalr.st Lazero Blsamo .that party will again have to be examined for cattle-stealing In the police court. The prisoner was yesterday arraigned and hearing set for April 6th at 2 p. m, he being meanwhile committed again to the county Jail in default of $1600 bond. 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The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Southern Pacific Railroad company (of California) for the election of directors for the ensuing year, and for the transac tion of such other business as may be brought before the meeting, will be held at the office of the company In the city of Ban Francisco, state of California, on Wednesday, the 14th day of April, 1197. at 10 o'clock a. rn. _ 4-14 J. L. WILLCUTT. Secretary.