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A CLOSE SHAVE Engineer Velsir's Narrow Escape A HEAVY FINE IMPOSED He Will Pay $100 Into the City Treasury DISCIPLINE TO BE MAINTAINED EX-ASSISTANT CHIEF M'MAHON ELECTED A DRIVER The Main Street Paving Matter—Con tractors Preparing to Begin Work—Progress of the City Census Engineer Jim Velslr of engine company No. 4 yesterday escaped decapita tion by the skin of his teeth, but he re ceived a lesson in the shape of a heavy fine that will keep him In the straight and narrow path for some time to come. Besides, the action of the commissioners taken at yesterday's meeting is of spe cial significance to the entire depart ment, as It indicates a general "jacking up" all along the line, nnd any breaches of discipline in the future «ill be severely punished. All of the commissioners were In their places when Mayor Snyder called the board to order, with the exception of Mr. Pablchl, who Is confined to his house by sickness. Chief Moore was also on hand resplendent Ir. all the glory of fun uicsa uniform. The chief reported that he had received a letter from the factory, raying that the new Babcock hook and ladder truck had been shipped on the 10th lnst., and that it was expected to arrive In time for the Fiesta parade. There was, however, no certainty about this, as railroad com munication had been Interrupted by 'he floods in the east, and it was just pos sible that the apparatus', conceded to be the best of its kind ever turned out, might be delayed until after that time. The chief also reported that ex-Assist ant Chief James McMahon was an ap plicant for a position as driver. The chief stated that McMahon v. as a g?od man and his record while a member of the department had been highly satisfac tory. He recommended his appointment and suggested that he be assigned to duty as driver of the new truck, a posi tion which he was In every way qual ified to fill, as he was an experienced horseman and sufficiently powerful to handle the big three-horse team. McMahon was called before the board and asked If he thought that he could handle a three-horse team. "Mac" replied with a smile that he thought he could, anrl as the inspection of the man was evidently satisfactory to the commissioners, he was elected a member of the department by a unani mous vote. On motion of Commission.?' - Sinsabaugh the council WM asked to arrange for the purchase of all supplies of hardware used In the department under contract obtained under competitive bidding. The case of Engineer Jim Velsir, of en gine company No. 4, under suspenFleui by the chief flnr drunkenness while or. duty, was then taken up and Velslr was called before true board to tell his story. Velslr stated that he had been having trouble with some of the neighbors at the time of the trouble, which had driven him to drink, and he had Indulged too freely for his own good. He Insisted, however, that he was at no time in such a condition that he was incapable of properly har.dllng hisenginoe if an alarm had come In. Commissioner Walls was not disposed to pass over the matter lightly. The rase was a particularly serious one, for the reason that Velslr had been before the commissioners several times before on other charges. It would be bad enough If it was his first offense, but It was not, and the commissioners could not over look this fact. Besides this, he wns in charge of his entire district until the arrival of his superior officers, and he should set a good example to his men. Buch cases as this, if passed over, would Boon demoralize the whole department. The mayor said that the offense with which Velslr was charged was the most serious that a fireman ciiuld commit. The property of the people Is in their keep ing and they should at all times be in a condition to do their duty. He bi !i' vi 1 that the punishment should be of such a character that it would have a disciplin ary effect on the entire department. Commissioner Kuhrts, the friend of the old-timers, pleaded hard to save Vel slr's official scalp. He did not attempt to excuse Velsir's action, but he thought that a heavy fine would be sufficient In this case. Fine him and give him another chance, and if he again came before the commission he would nut say a word. Commissioner Sinsabaugh thought there were but two courses open—it was either a question of the dismissal of the offender or the imposition of a heavy f.ne, and he was inclined to think that dismissal would be better for the disci pline of the department. Mr. Sinsa baugh was very emphatic on this point, and said that he wanted It distinctly un derstood that no man in the department had a "cinch" on his position only so long as he did his duty. After some further talk, on motion of Commissioner Sinsabaugh, Velsir was fined $100 and the chief was instructed to notify him that the next complaint of any kind would be considered grounds for immediate and permanent dismissal. The chief also reported that in attend ing a fire on San Julian street on the 9th Inst., Driver J. C. Johnson of engine No. 8 collided with a buckboarel on San Pedro street and injured the occupants. Driver Johnson's statements plainly phowed that the occurrence was an ac cident due to the excitement of the oc cupants of the buckboard. The matter was taken under advisement. The chief reported further that the petition of Fred Colby to erect and maintain a blacksmith shop at 1121 North Main street be denied, it not hay- Uig the necessary frontage. Adopted. William Wlnslow was granted permis sion to maintain a blaeksmltlrshop on Alameda street, on recommendation of the chief. The chief electrician's report fur the Week ending April 7 wus ordered filed. A petition from M. E. Golden fur per mission to maintain an engine for run ning a merry-go-round on Spring street during Fiesta was) referred to the chief. Like action was taken with n protest against the location of a blacksmith shop at 729 South Olive street. George. W. Rushton was granted per mission to withdraw his application re appointment ascallman. A communication was received from Lane & Hoyt, grocers, stating that Fire man Dunn Is Indebted to them In the sum of $24.10 and KfIHN t to pay the same. Referred to the chief. W. G. Wilshire appeared and made application for permission to give a grand display of fireworks' and an il luminated exhibition of the play of "Faust." All this celebration Is to take place at Pico street and Grand avenue, at the location of the Fiesta tribunes. The matter was referred to the chief to report. Demands nnd requisitions were ap proved. A motion passed that the coun cil bi> requested to transfer $33 from the general fund to the fire department for coal used in pumping water nut of a hole in Boyle Heights, as ordered by the council. MAIN STREET PAVEMENT Contractors Ready to Commence Re laying the Asphalt The rontractors for the paving of Main street ar? about ready to begin the work of tearing up the asphalt surface and re laying the same, as ordered by the city council. A conference was held In the committee room of the council yesterday afternoon, at which the representatives of the contractors, their attorneys and most of the countilmen were present The contractors stated that they were ready to proceed as soon as It was settled under whose supervision the work was to be done, as they wanted to do exact ly what the council desired, and only wished to know that they would have the work nccepted when this was done. The differences between the council and the street superintendent as to the legal points Involved have been about settled, the final talk having been held last even ing. C. L. Powell has been engaged to do the v.-c.rk, and thr necessary oontfeu&es will probably be entered Into today. THE SUPERVISORS Annual Convention to Be Held Fiesta Week The annual meeting of the State Su pcrvisoral convention will be held In this city April 19th, 20th and 21st. The convention will be opened by a recep tion held in the chamber of commerce upon the evening of the 19th, tendered by the Los Angeles board. It is ex pected there will be representatives from every county in the state, and many of the supervisors will be accompanied by their wives and daughters. Arrange ments are being made for the enter tainment of from 125 to 150. Some of the boards will come solid, as this is a great occasion for the northern super visors, many of whom have never beer, in the south. The convention was> arranged for Fiesta week. Every one has been sent a Fiesta program, and as the sessions adjourn upon Wednesday noon, the guests will have every opportunity of attending the festival. E. S. Field is chairman of the com mittee on arrangements, and Is doing : every thing in his power for the com fort of the guests. The executive com mittee Is as follows: S. F. Ayer, Santa Clara county; G. H. Holbrook, San Ber nardino county; O, S. Henderson, San Joaquin county; W. H. Church, Ala meda county; E. S. Field, Los Angeles county. The convention will consider the ques tions of horticultural commission hos pitals and county institutions, health officers, bridges, roads, sprinkling and many other kindred topics. East Side Notes Mr. Dickson of Texas arrived In East Los Angeles Tuesday evening. He c?me in answer to a telegram from his sister Mrs. Howell, and Will be In attendance at the funeral of Mr. Howell, notice of which will be given later. Miss Bessie Carpenter and-L. Hos feldt will be married at the Dunkard's church this evening. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lilly of the West Side have moved to 123 South Hellman street. Mrs. J. Wlllson of Griffin avenue is at home again after a pleasant May of a few days at Long Beach. A thimble party was given by the re lief corps last Friday afternoon at thi residence of Mrs. McKegg. The time was pleasantly spent in piecing quilts and making aprons. Ice cream and cake wero served during the afternoon. Miss Llndsky of San Pedro is the guest of Mrs. Lilly of South Hellman street. There will be- a double wedding In East Los Angeles this evening. A TEST CASE The Los Angeles Lighting Company Preparing for a Fight F. J. Hawley, J. A. Jones and Edward Hutchman, the three employes of the Los Angeles Lighting company who were arrested by Officer Henderson on Tuesday for stringing wires along cer tain streets of the city, appeared before Justice Owens yesterday and hail their time of arraignment set for April 26. The city council recently passed uu ordinance compelling all overhead wires to be hereafter placed underground, and this Is the first arrest sii.ee it became a law. The lighting company Is said to be making preparations for a legal flMht and will test the validity of the ordi nance-. The outcome will bo watched by many with much interest. Stag Party by the Foresters Court Palmetto No. 3345, I. O. F., after Its business meeting last night at Ma- Bonic hall, Boyle Heights, opened its doors to the public, and a large number of visiting gentlemen friends attended the "smoker." The feature! of the even ing were- music from piano, guitar and banjo, cards and several happy speeches. Cigars were In general evidence and the occasion was highly enjoyed by all present. Jumped His Board Bill George McCrea was arrested in the oil district yesterday afternoon by Deputy Constable J. L, Carpenter, charged with having defrauded a hotelkeeper at Santa Barbara out of a board bill. McCrea was immediately taken to the "Channel City" by Constable Tryce. LOS ANGELES HERALD t THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 15, 1897 OUR SOLONS Observations of an Hour in the Senate Chamber THE FATHERS OF THE HOUSE HARRIS OF TENNESSEE IS A LENGTHY LANDMARK Morgan and Hoar Have Each Served Twenty Years —James Smith and Heitfeld Special Correspondence to The Herald. WASHINGTON, April 9.—The honor of being the oldest senator does not seem to be properly appreciated. That distinction probably belongs to the ex confederate soldier, Isham G. Harris of Tennessee, but wild horses could not draw from him the date of his birth. He is as sensitive on that point as a spinster of certain age. and carefully refrains from giving any information that will lead up to it, even in the au tobiographical sketches that grace the congersslonal directory. However, one may come within gunshot of the mark by figuring out the years of his public service. For instance, he says he began the practice of law in '41; supposing him to have been 24 years cf age at that time, he would now be 80—but he was probably nearer 30 when he acquired his profession, in those early days when education was not so easily and rapidly obtained as now. When Zachary Tay lor and Lewis Cass ran against Martin Van Buren he was a presidental elecltor, well on toward middle ago. It seems to me that such a long life, which em braces much of the world's history, is a thing to be proud of, rather than dis guised and hidden, as if one's coming into the world at an early date were an indiscretion of which one ought not to have been guilty. But then we all hovf nnr v.'c« knesses, you kr.ow, ar.d that of appearing ashamed of length of years is not confined to the senator from Tenne-ssoe. When he was born King George IV was on the English throne, and Napoleon I had not passed off the stage. His memory goes back to days when there were less than 10,000.000 people In this baby republic, which now boasts its 70.000.000 and more; when Virginia—now considered down-at-heel —was the center of population, wealth and aristocracy, and Philadelphia the frontier of a wilderness bordering on the howling, and all the country west of the Ohio a terra incognita, repre sented on the map by a yellow blotch called "the Northwest Territory." De spite his weight of years and a few bodily infirmities, Senator Harris Is by no means "like a word dat somebody done said nnd den forgotten," as the aged darkey expressed It. but Is as vig orous mentally. If not physically, as many of his colleagues whose memo ries can reach back no farther than a few years "befo' the wah," in the ver nacular of his section. MORGAN OF-ALABAMA. Next in years In the I'nlted States senate is the ex-confederate brigadier general. John T. Morgan of Alabama, whose name In the directory, like Abou Ben Aclhem's in the famous poem, leads all the rest. He was born In '24. Just two years ahead of Senator Hoar, al though he looks a score of years younger than the latter. To look at him you would be read to swear he couldn't be ■l day older than 63. That comes of be ing naturally small, spare and wiry of frame and phlegmatic of temperament, and no doubt longevity is a heritage from his Welsh progenitors. His father died at 94. his grandfather at 91. and his great-grandfather at 9S. Senator Mor gan says: "I remember fueling quite chagrined because my father did not live to be a hundred. He really ought to have done so. and might as well as i not if he hadn't been a crank on the subject of total abstinence. In his later i days his physicians told him he must ; take stimulants. But he obstinately re- : I fused, saying that he had lived all his ] ' life without touching spirituous liquors and he was not going to begin in his old j I age. He thought he had lived long 1 ! enough anyway, and went peacefully to his rest 'like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams.' " JOHN T.'S ESCAPE. This remarkable southern gentleman, who cheerfully curtailed a few years of his life rather than indulge in a mild daily tipple, designed his son John T. for a minister of the Gospel. But the , son had other views. He determined : to be a tinsmith, and actually went to a i mechanic of that guild and asked to be apprenticed. In an Intel view the oth er day Senator Morgan said to me: "I I did not go against my father's wishes be cause I did not believe In the tenets of ; tho Chrlstlon religion. I have always 1 been a firm believer In the Holy Scrip tures from Genesiß to Revelations; but I had formed a most exalted idea of the life and duties of a clergyman, and feared that I could not come up to the mark." A compromise was finally ef , fected between pater familias and him ' self in favor of the law. So a lawyer he became, and a good one, too, although, to again use his own words: "I never Btepped foot upon a college campus In Imy life until one day during tho war I had occasion to take my regiment I b'hind the brick walls of the campus jof William and Mary college, on the i Virginia peninsula, to find protection I from the minlc balls and rifle bullets ' that were whizzing in our direction." He was admitted to the bar Just fifty two years ago, and says that In looking back over the years of his law practice it gives him the greatest satisfaction to remember iSat of the fifty-seven men charged with capital offenses whom he defended, only one was hanged. Wheth er any of the others deserved to be is not the question. In the south It Is a natural transition from the bar to poli tics. TWENTY YEARS SERVICE General Morgan took his scat In the United States senate In 187", and ha I been In cotlnuous service ever since, his present term expiring in 1901. Hie wife died some years ago, but he still keeps an ideal home In Washington, with hi-' grown-up children. His house Is a roomy, substantial structure, far from the fashionable West End and op posite the church which Presi dent Cleveland formerly attended and near to the district court and pen sion buildings. The family love It be- | cause It has large rooms and high cell 'lngs and plenty of windows to let in the sun and air from across the wide Judi ciary square. The senator's study, on the second floor, is ample enough to make three of the average Washington apartments. In the center stands his great desk with Its numerous compart ments systematically labeled. A huge book-case against the wall contains vol umes of the Congressional Record from away back and such books a 6 he fre quently needs, while upon the smaller shelves are the volumes which furnish him with mental recreation. He em ploys no secretary, though hie mall Is enormous—covering every thing from a request for a magazine artlce to innum erable appeals for office; and he answer* every Utter himself, In a round, old fashioned hand. It was Senator Morgan who originated the famous term "cuc koo" for those members of his party who might be relied upon to stand by the administration through thick and thin, through right or wrong, through good or evil report. One day, mislaying hl» temper In the heat of debate, he likened certain Demorcats in the senate to wooden cuckoos strung on wires, who, whenever the White House clock struok, poked their heads out of the windows and announced the time of day. VERSATILE HOAR Senator George F. Hoar, with his pa trician but somewhat fretful face framed In a scanty fringe of silver. Is an ideal representative of cultured Massa chusetts. He belongs to more societies, scientific and historical, than any other man In America. He has received the degree of doctor of laws from Yale. Har vard, Amherst and William and Mary, and no end of honorary titles from other colleges. Though 71 years old. his days of usefulness are by no means on the wane; Indeed, his fighting propen sities seem to wax stronger with the years—or, perhaps, they are more eas ily proked. Like Senator Morgan, he has served In the senate Just twenty years, and his present term expires at the same time—March 3, 1901. THE SENATE'S YOUNGSTER The youngest senator is Marion But ler of North Carolina, who was born ir. \ 1863, and took his seat in this august assemblage at the age of 32. His history is interesting, as Illustrating how rap idly young America may rise, in spite of adverse environment. He was a far mer's boy, in one of the most obscure and apparently heaven-forsaken sec tions of the country—Honeycutts town ship, aampscn county, North Carolina Schools are few and far between in that region of the county and he was pre pared for college by his mother, and graduated with honor at the age of 22. Then he began the study of law, but was called home by the death of his fath er, to run the little farm and support the family, which includes several younger brothers and sisters. Yet when only 27 he was elected to the state senate, and in 1895 succeeded Matt W. Ransan In the United States senate. PLAIN JAMES SMITH Next to him at the foot of the class In point of years is Senator James Smith of Newark. N. J., who entered this weary world as late as 1851. But nobody would suspect him of youth, for every hair in his head is as white as snow and he looks at least half a century older than Fred Dubois of Blackfoot, Idaho, who posed for a while as the youngest senator and Is Just fourteen days older than the gentleman from New Jersey. Who was It said, of another individual, "Fate tried to disguise him by calling him Smith"—and J. Smith, too! At home he Is a manufacturer of enameled patent leather, and dame fortune has smiled broadly upon him, In spite of his name. . HEITFELD OF IDAHO. One of the most picturesque figures in the new senate is Mr. Dubois' successor, Heitfeld of Idaho. He looks Just what he is, a sturdy German farmer, and makes no bones in saying that he never crossed the Mississippi In his life until he came to take his seat in the Unite 1 States senate. Bern somewhere in Mis souri, he went west to "grow up with th? country," and found competition in that line so lively since Horace Greeyey's celebrated bit of advice that It left no time for eastward excursions. Until h:s Journey of a few weeks ago, Chicago was to him as a sealed book, Washington he knew only from prints and pictures, and Boston. Philadelphia and other cities of the "effete east" are yet to be discov ered; and as for New York—what a day it will be for Senator Heitfeld when the busy scenes of our great metropolis dawn upon his dazzled vision! "How do you like the east?" I Innocently In quired. "Well," he replied, with gravo deliberation, weighing each word In so important a matter as expressing an opinion to a "chiel" w ho was evidently iakin' notes," "It is all new to me, you know, but I reckon I will 'catch on' after a while. Why, lam actually getting so dissipated that I don't turn in now till 10 oclock. In my country we go to bed at 8 and get up with the early bird. You don't, Eeem to have nearly so much air here as we do at home, and what there Is of it isn't so good to breathe. I am used to a busy life, too—to tramping over thousand-acre ranches and climbing hills on horseback; and Just sitting around all day In a cushioned chair makes me lazy. The minute this extra session is over, you may bet I am going straight home to harvest my crops. Fact is, I don't know much about the east yet. Here in Washington, where peo ple congregate from all parts, every thing is so cosmopolitan. I suppose I shall get the real eastern flavor when I go te> Boston." "What part of the west do you consid er b?st to live in?" said I. "California, by all means," he replied. "That is. If you have lots of money. Idaho Is a gocd place In which to make your pile, but the re Is not much to keep a man there who wishes to enjoy the wealth he- has gained. I consider San Francisco the greatest city in the world. Its people are wonderfully hospital)!.-, and they know how to enjoy life. But the climate- is nut nearly so good there as in Southern California, or Sacramento, or any other part of the state. In Idaho there Is splendid hunting and fishing during three or four months of the year, and the sport attracts many visitor?; but as to remaining all the year round, r,o man would do ii for pleasure." Senator Heitfeld resembles Congress man nailey in one much-talked-of pe culiarity, via., he has never worn a dress suit. The big, blonde Teuton from Idaho, though not exactly "a Joy for ever," In the way of beauty, looks ex ceedingly well In a negligee suit, with a broad slouch hat above his China-blue eyes and drooping light mustache. A claw-hammer coat would be about a-, "becoming" to his sturdy frame as the trailing toga which appears to be tang ling up the feet of Lincoln in statuary hall, or the bath-sheet which partially i nvc-lopes the Father of His Country sit'log at the eastern end of the capitol. BRIGHAM. HOMILY ON ISRAEL'S PASSOVER The annual celebration of Israel's Passover, which begins on the fifteenth day of Nissan, corresponding with Fri day evening, the 16th of April, is a mat ter of the highest Importance, not for the Jew only, but to every one who builds his hopes on the divine insprlration of the Holy Bible. Every Jew assembled on this day In any of their places of worship bears strong and unimpeachable testimony to the marvelous redemption which was wrought for his ancestors In Egypt. The Passover Is exclusively regarded by the Jews as "The Festival of Freedom," as the Institution that proclaimed liberty of thought and action. For many hun dreds of years It was the unhappy lot of their ancestors to have the Passover presented to them as a cruel mockery, when they found themselves tn a posi tion that offered no choice between apos tacy from their ancient creed or the en durance of the most galling and system atic persecution. Year after year, the recurrence of the Passover came to remind them of the perfect liberty, which that sacred festi val conferred upon the human race; but to Israel that liberty was known as the ory only. Today, thanks be to God, in all civilised countries Israel Is placed .in a footing of equality with the rest of his fellow-countrymen. The exodus from Egypt was recog nised and acknowledged by the great legislator, Moses, as the foundation of all religious liberty, and therefore he commanded, saying: "When thy son asketh thee. In time to come, saying. 'What mean these testi monies, these statutes and these Judg ments, which the Lord our God hath commanded you.' then shalt thou say unto thy son. 'We were bondsmen tj Pharoah in Egypt, and the Lord brought us out from there with his mighty hand.' " Deut VllW-H. In other words: When the Jews ar2 asked by their children why the Pass over was Instituted, they relate the his tory of the deliverance of their fathers from slavery and impress upon the n that the object of the emancipation was that they might know their God. per form his will and live and act as good men and women, as worthy and useful citizens, always obeying the divine law and asserting its supremacy. As the object of the Passover was t.i proclaim liberty as the- birthright of man, the Jews are admonished to avail themselves of the means which civil rights confer upon them, to stand forth In every Instance as the true advocates of liberty and freedom, as the friends of all who are oppressed and as earnest supporters of every measure that tends to promote knowledge, to enlarge th? sphere of human action and to secure the well-being of all classes of men. As the Passover was Intended to make them exemplary In all the Eocial duties proper to their nature, as well as In all the relations In which they might be placed, so emancipation should prove to the world that they are Jews whose loy alty to the Stars and Stripes, obedience to the laws and attachment to the na tional Institutions are admitted by all. As the Passover was the signal for the> banishment of darkness and the diffu sion of light, their civil emancipation encourages them to labor assiduousiv In the cause of education, bo that th> generation now advancing to manhood may take their place, not merely at the bar and in the senate, but in every walk of life where Jews mingle with their Christian fellow-citizens, equal in sci ence, in art. in letters and in every branch of useful knowledge. Lastly, as the Passover was the pro cursor of the revelation at Sinai, the most Important event that ever oc curred in the annals of mankind, and as the liberty accorded to the Jews, as men, was Intended to train and to qualify th«n for their duties to God as faithful Israelites, the Passover emancipation should impress them with this profound conviction, that If civil freedom Is to bring them credit and honor, If It Is to prove to them a real and permanent blessing, and to become the means (as under God's blessing it assuredly will) of paving the way for the liberty of their fellow-believers in some parts of conti nental Europe, and in most of the re gions e>f Asia and Africa, where the hand of oppression is still heavy upon them; In a word, if the Passover emanci pation is to call down upon them the su preme blessing of God, they must hold firm to their ancient faith and belief and not permit themselves to be corrupted by prosperity nor to sacrifice any prin cipal observance of that faith at the shrine of a mean and unworthy ambi tion. They should rather place their re ligious principles and their solemn ob servances before the world, as they were enjoined unto Israel by Moses and the ! prophets. The maxim which the Hc j brews have maintained amongst them | selves and taught to their children Is ! that the principles of Judaism harmon ize completely with all the duties proper < to a good subject and a worthy citizen; and they have only to act upon this max tm In relation to the civil rights which i they have now acquired, in order to car ry conviction to every one whose secta- I riars prejudices are not so inveterate as j to discredit the evidences of his senses, ' that a true Israelite must of all neces | slty prove a good and devoted patriot. A. W. E. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Directors Meet and Appoint Com mittees—Pure Food Congress The board of directors of the chamber of commerce met yesterday afternoon, with the following: members present: Mcfsrs. Duque, Forman. Groff. Hooker, Johnson. Klokke, Newberry, Story, Waters. Willard. President Forman oc cupied the chair A communication was read frcm the chamber of commerce of the state of X. w York r< la live to the proposed tariff bill now pending before tho senate. It was referred to Director Klokke. A communication was received from the Golden luile. the official organ of the Christian Endeavor societies of the United States, relating to the conven tion to be held by the Christian Endea vor societies in San Francisco in July. The communication intimated that there would be no opportunity for the mem bers of the organization to visit the southern part of the state in consequence of no stop-over privileges being granted on the return tickets. The chair was instructed to appoint a committee of three to confer with Leonr„"d Merrill, vice president of the state organization of Christian Endeavor societies, and see if some arrangement could not be made whereby the delegates could take In this section of the state during their visit. The chair announced that he had ap pointed the following members of the chamber as delegates to attend the pure food convention In San Francisco April 30: H. Jevne, H. W. Ne wbauer, of Craig, Stuart & Co., C. B. Boothe, W. C. Pat terson, W. H.. Barnard, W. E. P.oberts of Cudahy Packing company. Dr. L. M. Powers, A. Jacoby. Director John F. Francis was granted leave of absence for seven months. 1 Bl Ight & Co. of Brlght's special de livery and Pony stables,, were eleoted to membership. The following Is a list of the standing committees of the chamber for the en suing year: Commerce —W. C. Patterson, chair man; H. G. Otis, R. L. Craig, R. W. Burnham. J. A. Muir. Manufactures—John D. Hooker, chair man; K. Cohn, F. A. Gibson, F. L. Ba ker, W. G. KerckhcTf. Immigration—T. I. Duque. chairman; H. W. O'Melveny. James C. Kays, T. E. Gibbon. W. D. Woolwine. Lands—F. Q. Story, chairman; W. G. Kerckhoff. Fronk A. Gibson, H. Jevne, E. C. Blchowsky. Mines—C. A. Marriner. chairman; W, H. Gouchcr, Charles Weir, Louis A. Grant, Frnnk S. Hicks. Ways and Means—J. R. Newberry, chairman; A. B. Cass. Frank Coulter, J. S. Salkey. George H. Stewart. Statistics—C. D. Willard, chairman; Harry Brook, W. S. Melick, G. W. Bur ton. J. M. Elliott. Law—L. A. Groff, chairman; Ben Goodrich, W. It. Bacon, J. W. McKln i ley, J. A. Anderson. | Membership—E. F. C. Klokke, chalr mnn: Cal. Byrne. W. B. Wllshlre, Geo. Gophard, Harry Slegel. Hotels—O. T. Johnson, chairman; H. .W. Chase. M. M. Potter, A. C. Blllcke. j Thos. Pascoe. Parks—Z. T. Mathuss. chairman; Ab bot Kinney, F. Edward Gray, D. R. Brearly, E. T. Hosbyshell. I Marriage Licenses The following list of marriage licenses were Issued yesterday from the county clerk's office. Ulysses E. White, a native of Indiana, aged 30 years, and Hattie H. Dexter, a native of lowa, aged 22 years, both resi dents of Pomona. David William Mulr, a native of Cal ifornia,aged M years, and Martha Wash ! Ington Tufts, a native of Washington ID. Ci aged 20 years, both residents of j this city. William Orant Gray, a native of lowa, and a resident of this city, aged 28 years, and Marguerite May Nichols, a native of I KanBBB, and a resident of Pasadena, aged 10 years. Itufus Benjamin Brooke, a native cf Maryland, and a resident of this city, aged 37 years, and Ida J. Bradley, a tin- I tlve of Minnesota and a resident of Oak land, aged .11) yeans. Roy R. Hess, a native of Illinois, and a resident of thlß city, aged 21 years, and Edna 8. Potter, a native of Illinois, and a resident of Jollet. 111., aged 22 i years. io ■ > Police Court Notes J. T. Blackburn, the express driver who was arrested by Deputy Constable Quinn a few days ago for raising a dis turbance on the corner of Third and Broadway, will have a hearing befora Justice Owens tomorrow. The case of F. E. Kennedy, rharged with battery, has been set for hearing April IT. Emma Dohlmcr was yesterday sen tenced by Justice Owens to serve twenty days In Jail for vagrancy. This Is her sixth sentence for the same offense within the past few months. John Morrison was yesterday given thirty days for battery by, Justice i Owens. He was arrested Tuesday fey ! Officer Arguello back of the Arcade dc -1 pot for fighting a French woman. Married in Court Judge Morrison's face beamed with smiles yesterday when called upon to ' unite a young couple In matrimony. Th 3 I groom was W. G. Huston, the bride, Agatha S. Frowlss, a bluehlng young i lady of 20 The happy couple were I heartily congratulated on all sides, ; Bailiff Appel being so enthusiastic as to 1 claim first kiss from the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Huston will leave on a wedding , tour of the east on the overland today. To Cure a Cold in One Day 10 wuro ■ woi,i in wn« Take Laxative Brorao Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it j fails to cure. 25c. The California Limited On the Santa Fe route will run TueE- I days and Fridays until May 25; 71 hourj to Chicago; no extra fare. Ticket office, 200 South Spring street. Oh, my head! Take Bromo-Kola. In stantly cures headaches, diminishes fa tigue. All prices of wall paper greatly reduced A. A. Eckstrom. 2:t4 St,uth Spring street. — Mechanic's tools, Furrey's, 153 North \ Spring street. GIVEN AWAY ~- / Ask for'our coupons. See that you get them. Save them. They are valuable. The following firms give them with every purchase: — M P SNYPFK SHOE CO., Tbird and Broadway. BARTLETT'S MUSIC HOURS. 2M South Spring Streot DESMOND'S, 141 Ko\ith Spring Street. _.<_■ tNDKKSOS .v. CIIANSLOR, lSii South Spring Street. Z I. PARMELEE CO., 232-2W South Spring Street. FIX. FN & CO, Chicago Dry Goods House, I.;.iScmtli Spring Street. MUI LEU BLUETT £ CO,. Northwest Corner of First nnd Spring Streets. JACKSON'S NAPA SODA, 329 North Los Angeles Street. BALE & SON, 220 South Spring Street. INGLES!DE FLORAL CO., 140 South Spring Street. CHRISTOPHER at SPARKS, 241 South Spring Streot. Periodical Premium Co. Tel. Main 963. 201 Currier Block S 4 f& A marvelous example of skillful ■! ' „ ■K.y^K ißßtfl workmanship—The only bicycle ;Laa»«r *™ IV V wittt absolutely truo bearings. H iI aJ $fi /V Saving in cost of machinery and ■ l|K aWII enables us to furnish 96 ■ patterns of Weverieya,improved and ■ Catalogue free from us or the dealer. EssßaßW INDIANA BICYCLE CO., - - __ l »*j|' l ** p i Comes With a better understanding of the transient nature of the many phys ical ills, which vanish before proper ef f<>rts—gentle effort s—pieusant eff ot ts— rightly directed. There is Comfort in the knowledge, that so many forms pi sickness are not ilue to any actual dis ease, but simply to a constipated condi tion of the system, which the pleasant family laxative, Syrup of Figs, prompt ly removes. That is why it is the only r'emeilv.uith millions of families, and 18 everywhere esteemed so highly by all who'value good health. Its beneficial effects are due to the fact, that it is the one remedy which promotes inU-rnal cleanliness' without debilitating the organs on which it acts. It is therefore all important, in order to get its bene ficial effects, to note when you pur chase, tho*. you have the genuine arti cle, which is manufactured by the Cali fornia Pig Syrup Co. only and sold by nil reputable druggist*. If In tho enjoyment of good Health, i:c> the system Is regular .laxatives or ir remedies are then not, needed. If ifftloted! with any actual disease, one , ay be commended to the most skillful physicians, but If In need of a laxati-ro, OS should have the best, anil with tag well-informed everywhere, Kyrup of trigs stands highest and is most largely dsed and fives most ereneral satisfaction, New York Milieu • ... 344\ S. Spring St. Guarantees latest styles and lowest prices. Madame Clarion IL> il 9 U VJA Wlllll Specialist In th; treatment of the mind and nervous system. M X" Ray" used In the diagnosis of all diseases. Office hours, to a.m. to i p.m.; 5 to 7 F m ' mmt-====z :^=r^<sss& i Great Dissolution Sale § H IlOn.uoO worth (,f Slum, Men's (iotb- W lug, Hnv's Clothing slid Men's Fur nishing* being sold out at Ichi than |. a wholesale com. w » THK POOR MAN'S FR'F.ND. $ S, 11C-11R X. Main St., New Hcllmiu block. &> frfg.— ——— aww DENT!STRY~^- ==B ' Rooms 7 and S 2'A 8. Broadway oo" oo 0 Tho Creditor's Sale ot the T Tyler Shoe Co.'s Stock At 137 south Spring Bt, 1 Will Open Wednesday Morning 0 go OO Q £os/?nJe/es % fifth 212 West Third Street uldcat I.argril awt Meal. Ei parlance,! teaeliere liiO( 4 i'ni met hod*, thorough coura*a of a: uily.iUy ot Main. Call in the I'ulleg offli-e. «r write for new Jlualr and catalogue giving lull inlornialiou r-mear fur lionurruaji.. jSmJfit <:|iwt. Spormainrrbwa, ■■V.%f:-. > . Whit..«. unnatural it," ■V Oairaaix.l ■ i'tiaig'«, or any intlalunw. , JfeCS n« amania, lion, irrltatluu or i iS Iff 'j.mr ir r'" tlon of in ii coli a mem latfA i i«riH»«'i ,1 SBZSX Ho ' a b ' •>runßlalo, W;.~>. 'JEtm t>r eiprral, prepaid- lot ' T*Ti r'naiaellitTT ltl SI.OU. ~i .1 bo'.tlei. »2 ■» Circular s~ut m r<xiuoe>. Baker Iron Works H.O tn 000 Itueim Vista Street, LOS ANHKLES, - - CALIFORNIA Adjoining S. P. Grounds. Tel. 124 i PERRY, MOTT & CO.'S Liinimlber Yardl ASP PLANING MILL i:W commercial Street, Los Angolm. '-nl m trvm vnr i i>R, whitehill i' •r * ~ ■ ' SOI TH BROADWAY ■ '~;.( liun'ranu-ex » safe, apt-edr liiid peniianent cure, without detention Irum bualueee. Mo knife u*ed; no blood drawn; ue pay until cured. Conaultatiou free.