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The Creditors' Sale I • *np* * a I The Creditors' Sale
The Stock of The Popular Shoe Store, San Bernardino, Cal.
. ... To Be 501 d....
Finding that the stock was far too large to open out in our store, we were compelled to secure the large corner store
room, four doors north, in the United States Hotel block, in order to properly display the same and afford the proper
facilities for waiting on the large throngs of purchasers that we anticipate having. Come prepared to haul your pur
chases away in express wagons, for this sale will he a surprise in the way of almost next-to-nothing prices, for that is
the way this stock will be sold out at. No limit or reservation; any one, dealers included, can purchase any desired
quantity. Come early and get best choice. There are Shoes for every one —men, women, youths, boys, misses, chil
dren and infants. The prices here quoted give only a faint idea of what is really being done. Come and see is all we ask.
Rubbers 5c a pair and up JAMES MEANS $£.00 shoes at $2. JO; $4.00 shoes at $2.25; $3.00 shoes at $1.7?
Infants' Shoes 10c a pair and up Youths' and Boys' Shoes 75c a pair and up
Children's Shoes 25c a pair and up Ladies' Shoes 50c a pair and up
Misses' Shoes 50c a pair and up Men's Shoes -. 75c a pair and up
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\ ———The Queen Shoe Store -I
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HI 162 an d 16 4 North Main Street, Los Angeles, Cal. Ixi^^c^^c*™ 1 "
Queen o/ioe otore I I Queen Ohoe Otore
162 .nd i 64 n. M.m street I Send or Ca " for Price List and Catalogue Mail and Express Orders Promptly Filled I , 62 and IM N naln street
Oil Supply of the Southern
California Railway
Freight Business Boming—The Dov
enor Party Started East Without
Their Tickets
The report that the oil men contem-j
plate closing down their wells for a.'
month with a view of securing higher
prices for their product was the chief
topic of discussion in railroad circles
yesterday afternoon. Both the Southern
Pacific and Southern California railway
companies are heavy consumers,, par
ticularly the latter railroad, and upon
asking a prominent official of this road
what effect, if any, the proposed, action
of the oi! producers would have upon
thera, he said: "The Southern California
Railway company will not be effected
ln the least, no matter how long the pro
ducers hold out. Yes, It is true we use
a great deal of oil —about 7GO barrels
daily. Of our fifty-five locomotives,
there are fifty burning oil, but you see
we have two large tanks here, each hav
ing a capacity of 3D.000 barrels. These
are full, and at cur present rate of con
sumption that would supply us at leas:
four months. Then, too, our own wells
near Fulierton are increasing in output
daily. We are not at all afraid of ths
move the producers are discussing, for
It would be almost next to an impossi
bility now to cripple us. We have sev
eral contracts with local dealers to sup
ply us with a large quantity yet and at
prices much lower than you think We
are perfectly willing to pay a reasonable
price, but not above what coal would
cost us. We have been making contracts
every day for all we can get, and are In
the market,"
Extensive improvements are under
contemplation by the Southern Pacific
Railway company of its property at
different poinls in Southern California
and If reports are true about $50,000 will
be expended during the next few months
In this direction. Every day plans are
expected from the office of the company's
chief architect in San Francisco for the
handsome new brick depots which are
to be built at Redlands and Riverside.
The new structures will be models of
architecture and equipped with all mod
ern Improvements. The citizens of the
two latter towne are highly elated over
the new improvements as the buildings
at present used for d*pot purposes have
long been Inadequate and an eyesore to
tbe communities.
It Is said that new depots will also be
built at Santa Barbara and Santa Mon
ica. Both are good business points for
the Southern Pacific and the citizens of
the respective towns have been for years
past petiiioning the company to make
the needed improvements, claiming they
are Justly entitled to better buildings.
A small depot will also be at once built
near the San Gabriel winery. Several
other towns along the system are on the
anxious seat, hoping for similar recog
nition from President Huntington. Work
on the new depots at Redlands arid Riv
erside is expected to be commenced! in
side of two weeks.
"We are at present doing a larger
freight business than for two years,''
said a prominent official of the South
ern Pacific company yesterday, "and our
employes are largely in excess of what
they have been since IS9O. Only yester
day we sent east via El Paso eight trains
of twenty-four cars each. You see. ship
ments of beans from the Santa Barbara
branch are now being made daily, be
sides canned and dried fruits are being
i sent east at a lively rate to fill the fall
I and winter orders, while holiday goods
! are being brought west for the Christ
j mas trade. We expect this rush in freight
|to continue until the orange crop begins
to move, and then business will hum.
We also anticipate an exceedingly good
passenger business, commencing in about
six weeks. Taking it all in all, we look
1 for a very busy winter season.."
| It is not everybody that can travel
'• from Los Angeles to Redlands, thence
to Riverside, without a ticket, pass or
1 some other reliable credentials, but the
' people who make up the Dovenor con
' gressional party did It. Yesterday morn
, ing their three special cars were at
i tached to an eastbound train, ar.d when
' the conductor came around for the tick
: ets none were in sight. The traveling
passenger agent who accompanies the
distinguished party was at first not to
jbe found, and the situation, was for a
! time quite embarrassing. Later, how
! ever, he turned, up. but when asked fr,r
the tickets he remembered that he had
left them in his har.d-satchel at the Van
Nuys. The explanation was satisfac
-1 tory, and when Red.lands was reached
a telegram was received by Superintend
ent Mulr to rorward the tickets'to Riv
| erslde. The party will go east on No.
!19 this morning
| The Banning Brothers are arranging
for a daily steamer service to and from
Catalina Island during the coming fall
and winter. The Hotel Metropole will
tbe kept open and a strong bid will be
: made for a big portion of tourist travel
j There is no dnu.bt but what many peo
j pie will visit that popular resort during
; the winter esason.
The citizens of Santa Monica and the
Southern Pacific company are deter
mined that that city by the sea shall
keep up its popularity as a favorite re
sort for people of this city, and to that
end the Los Angeles Military band has
been engaged to give a concert each
; Sunday afternoon for one year, and
; other interesWtg features of amusement
! are being.planv; J
T. H. Duzan, local agent for the Bur
lington system, made a flying trip to
Pomona and San Bernardino yesterday.
The Southern Pacific work train,
which has been repairing the com
pany's wharf at San Pedro, has bean
transferred to the Santa Ana division,
where several bridges will undergo
needed repairs.
C. H. Eaton, agent for the Southern
Pacific at Redlands, and F. R. Bright,
agent for the same company at Colton,
were in the city yesterday on business.
General Passenger Agent Byrne and
General Freight Agent Chambers of the
Southern California railway are ex
pected to return from a visit to the
Grand Canyon of the Colorado on next
A new wooden platform is being built
between the rails at the Arcade depot,
an improvement that has long been
Of a Search Warrant Upon an Appar
ently Innocent Family
The houses of Parker and La Bara are
at war. John Parker lives on College
street, and from the house there his es
timable wife recently missed some arti
cles of clothing and a ring. She suspect
ed Nellie La Bara, who was employed
as a domestic, but had recently returned
to the home of her mother, 727 Castelar
street. On Monday an unknown, man
called at Mrs. La Bara's residence and
offered some assistance, explaining that
he had heard that the family was a
large one and likely to bein need. When,
In response to a request, all the scions
of the La Bara family were ranged in,
a line, the benefactor ln sheep's cloth
ing spotted Nellie La Bara, glanced out
of the corner of his eye, and whistled in
a low mysterious way. At the signal
Mr. and Mrs. Parker, accompanied by
two or three men, rushed into the house,
announcing that they had a i search, war
rant for everything in sight, and at once
commenced turning over the Lares and
Penates of the La Bara family. After
emptying everything on the floor, the
Parkers and. their henchmen departed.
Angry at such a disturbance, Mrs. La
Bara made complaint to Deputy United
States Marshal Tom Botello, who on
inquiry found out that no return had
been made on the search warrant. In
dignation at the manner of the_service
of the warrant may lead to a complaint
before the police commissioners.
Stole Some Clothes
Manuel Reyes", a tailor doing business
at Santa Monica, was arrested last night
by Deputy Constable Joe Mugnemi on
a warrant charging him with embezzle
ment. Reyes is alleged to have stolen
a suit of clothes for a customer,..who
grew wrathy at his coming nudity and
caused the unfortunate tailor's arrest.
George Mason, an insurance man of
San Diego, is staying in, the city-
James T. Rucker. ex-mayot oVsan
Jose, is staying at the Hollenbeckyk
J. Altamarino, a well known yoH_>
lawyer s|(San Diego, is the Holfflk
K nomas Bttd, a groAr of bean
an fxtenw-e vie at Homeme, wall
k-day in*fce Ay. w* "
|P r V '-■unSitt. oi *he UntfV*
geolog . i -hi:";, and « .. <>kj •,. .
surgeon I • the United States army, are
staying at the Van Nuys.
W. L. Hardlson of Santa Paula, tlu
discoverer of the mines of the Incas ln
Peru, In company with W. P. Dunham,
a mining expert of Chicago, it staying
at the Hollenbeck.
Arrested and Released on SSO Cash
Bail—Financial and Physical
W. E. de Groot has lately transferred
his Interests, or part of them, from the
east to the west side of Spring street.
Whether his Interest on the west side
will he as big as that which he has been
accustomed to collect on the other re
mains to be proved. Mr. de Groot has,
at all events, for the time being become
interested in drugs, and his store, which
was formerly Germain's, Is now known
ss "The Dragon." Financial opiates
were served across the way, but Mr. de
Groot has extended his talons—so to
speak—and has taken to dispensing
physical as well as financial aid.
De Groot was apparently disgruntled
at the unpolished, perhaps, but certainly
true tale presented in yesterday's Her
ald concerning his transactions with the
late lamented druggist, Germain, whose
shoes De Groot is endeavoring to occu
py, having become possessed of his
On Monday last the reporter who was
detailed by The Herald to investigate
the departure of Germain and the sor
row of his creditors, sought out De
Groot and politeiy asked, him if he would
throw any light upon the transfer of the
Germain drug store to himself. De
Groot replied with an oath that it was
none of his (the reporter's) business,
and that he would tell him nothing.
With this the reporter departed,
j De Groot, however, had had an op
portunity of taking an accurate inven
tory of the reporter's dimensions. The
reporter happened to weigh a trifle more
than half De Groot's avoirdupois—in
fact tips the scales at 120 pounds, while
De Groot is a heavy set man of probably
De Groot's next strategic move, after
he had perused the truthful account of
the Germain-De Groot transactions In
yesterday's Herald, was to send to the
reporter a polite message that he would
like to see him at his store.
The reporter complied, and at 2 oclock
yesterday afternoon entered the ie?
cream and drug parlors on the west side
of Spring streela and politely said:
"I understandVyou want to see me,
Mr. De Groot ?"\
"Yea. I did," rsWlled De Groot. "I
wanted you to commaround here to ask
me pome more quest»ns, so that I could
throw you out."
"Oh, well, if that'saMyou want I won t
Lbother to stay," pacißcally Replied the
porter, and he start* to out of
store. % «_
Hp":.,s. however, was to
|"D"r • -igram, p»ceeded
'»o -iy ♦-.» -• : •'he.-;. - '
ro "My eject him irom Uu atore.
The reporter promptly swore out a
warrant against W. E. De Groot for bat
tery and tbe money fender and druggist
had the felicity of being arrested and
conducted down Spring street by an
, officer—a little larger than himself. Do
Groot was anxious to be spared this In
dignity, but the policeman thought oth
De Groot was brought before Justice
Owens, wh_promptly demanded $50 cash
ball or $100 bond. De Groot had the
cash in his pocket, and. will reappear
before the justice today for arraign
ment on the charge.
The reporter's only remark on thesuto-
Ject, beyond narrating the bare facts,
last night was: "I was not hurt by his
violence, but my feelings are black and
As showing the animosity of the man,
the same reporter was in court when the
whilom druggist was brought in a pris
oner. Stepping up to him, De Groot
made a motion as If to throttle him, at
the same time saying, "I'd just like to
choke you," but the presence of the
aforesaid big and burly officer acted as
a deterrent, and no further overt demon
trations were made.
A Sweeping Order Issued by the Chief
of Police
A war has been declared against all
decrepits, mendicants, popcorn venders
and others who continually blockade
th prominent street corners and doors
of some of the stores and entrances to
the large buildings of the city. Of late
much complaint has been made to the
police department and as a result yes
terday the chief of police gave instruc
tions to clear the sidewalks of every
person who comes under the class above
mentioned. Chief Glass also states that
the merchants must keep the walks free
from boxes and such goods, as the men
dicants and beggars hang around them
and appeal to the passers by at will.
When approached by the officers they
are protected usually by the merchant,
the latter claiming the public have no
right to enter a protest when he don't
care. The chief declares he will here
: after enforce the new ruling.
Savannah Harbor Work
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14—The secre
tary of war has appointed a board of
engineers to proceed to Savannah, Ga.,
to investigate reports that have come,
to the war department to the effect that
the work upon the river and harbor im
provements on Savannah river and
Cumberland sound, under the charge of
Capt. O. M. Carter, from the engineer
corps, has not been done in, accordance
with the project of the department. It
was stated at the war department that
there is no statement of Irregularity in
the accounts of Capt. Carter.
NEW YORK, Sept. 14.—Arrangements
were completed here today for a match
between. Goddard and Sharkey, to tak*
place at San Francisco during the lam
teV part of November. The NationAß
Athletic Club of San Knanclsco offered B
$10*00 purse for the lHtch, but nothtnH
defllite has been this regardß
andkcticles have not signeA God-1
dardwV now W will Aye stl
oncolm thil in ]
San T [
His Friend Suspected
FARGO, N. D., Sept. 14.—John Quiun,
17 years old, of San Francisco, was mur
dered last night by an unknown man ln a
car.. Walter Douglass, his companion,
who claims to have been a witness of the
deed, has been arrested upon suspicion.
Los Angeles Men to Enter the Country by Way of
The Expedition Now Far on Its Way to the Interior—Down the River te>
ihe Yukon and Up the Stewart—First on the Ground.
Members of the Party
Undlscouraged by the terrors of Skaguay and Chilkoot passes, and determ
ined to reach the Klondike country ln spite ot those now positively Insur
mountable barriers to the valley of the Yukon, the Los Angeles party who
left this city for Dawson City August 21 is now well on the way into the Inte
rior of Alaska over a new route which they will be the first to open. With
the party is The Herald's special repr sentative, C. M. Holmes, from whom the
first news of the opening of the new route was received last night. The news
comes from Sitka, having been sent to tbat city to be mailed from Yakutat,
where the party began the journey Inland. Mr. Holmes writes as follows:
YAKUTAT, Alaska, Sept. 4.—At last we feel that we are in sight almost of
the gold fields, for if nothing unlooked for happens and we have no accidents,
we shall reach Dawson City In time to do our winter work there, and what is
more we shall reach there in advance of many persons who started long
before we did. We have reached a place from which we believe man hun
dreds of prospectors will later start for the Klondike country, as it is the be
ginning of a route that 19 much ea3ler to travel than that by way of either
Dyea or Skaguay. We arrived here this morning, are the first on the ground
and intend to start at once for the interior.
We left Los Angeles August 21 for San Pedro, and sailed from there the next
day on the Caspar. San Francisco was reached three days later, where wo
took passage for Dyea, expecting, as so many others have expected, that we
could easily get over the trail either there or at Skaguay. We found there a
condition of affairs that beggars description. Not half has been told of the
terrors of those places, and the poor fellows who are there and cannot get
out are in a most pitiable condition. I shall not attempt to describe the situa
tion, as that has been often done by others. Finding that there was not the
most remote possibility of crossing either pass, we left there for Sitka. Our
intention was to go to Copper river and remain there during the winter, and
we started for there. On the way we learned that there was another good route
to the Klondike that has not been mentioned in any of the papers, and we de
cided to follow it. It is the route from Yakutat to the headwaters of WRile
river direct, a distance of only 100 miles and said to be easy as compared
with the southern routes. This route waa traveled in part by Prince Luigi of
Savoy, when he made his ascent of Mount St. Ellas. We had no trouble in en
gaging Indian guides and are now busy preparing our packs. When we reach
White river we will build boats and prospect it to its mouth and then go up Stew
art river. If we do not make a strike which will pay us to stay and work it we
can easily reach Dawson after reaching Stewart river.
The members of our party are J. D. Brook 9, Arthur Potts, Fred Potta,
S. Van Horn, James Kelley, W. J. Pulliam and Joseph Johnson, all of Los
Angeles. We are all in the best ofhealth, are supplied with a complete outfit
and have provisions to last eighteen months anft expect to give a good account
of ourselves. The route which we will t#ike will Wace us in. a part of the coun
try which baa been but little prospected and thlre is no telling what we may
Iflnd before we resflfc Dawson. We doAot necessaMly have to go to Dawson lo
Lspend the we have all we possßly need. Should we find
Itood prospeclfc we __1 stop and welMtnowlng that the rush for
VLwlll tha: fl^ c to ° us to have any chance
-~ route rt. Id .TollowetP" nil Th.' here now, because
they Co-.. >.".•■-.<* to goi ii et Ihe cthe- ps > U win • several hun
dred miles nearer vuc gold fleiui 'ban if we went the other way. The packers
here have not been spoiled by prosperity or too much business, and we have
had no trouble securing all help we need. If we stop on the way to Dawson
our friends may not hear from us again for several months, but we will n,ot be
exposed to the same dangers as those who are now struggling along the other
route. We are most hopeful of success* C. M. HOLMES.

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