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On Alameda Street Now
. Puzzling the Court
"Wild Cat" Mining Deal—A Chinese
Gambler Fails to Get Damages
Iron and Steel Co. Debts
The old«time suit, begun when the
Southern Pacific first displayed an In
tention to double track Alameda street,
was galvanized into life yesterday for
the doubtful edification of Judge Shaw,
and lr, order that the temporary order
granted a long time ago restraining the
railroad corporation from carrying Its
design into effect should be made per
This particular suit wa9 begun by
John G. Downey, now deceased, M. T.
Collins, ex-Mayor Workman and D. G.
Steven? and the temporary restraining
order was granted on November 7, 1893.
When ex-Governor Downey died, the
administrator of his estate, J. Downey
Harvey, took his place as plaintiff in the
suit. The interests of the estate were
important, for the reason that it owned
almust entirely the property on the east
side of Alameda street where the rail
road) company desired to lay a double
track. But some time later the suit was
dismissed so far as the Dow rey suit
was concerned, and with opposition thus
removed the Southern Pacific has dis
played a strong inclination to build the
track on that side of the street where
opposition was not to be encountered.
Meantime the city stepped in as inter
vener in the suit and was represented
yesterday by City Attorney Dunn.
The evidence taken was not prolonged,
and really resolved Itself into a question
for the court ln construing a city ordi
nance. Superintendent Muir stated that
his company had all along depended
upon this ordinance of 1872 as its au
thority and warrant for building dou
ble track. He conceded, however, that
he had applied to the city at a very much
later date for a franchise permitting the
Southern Pacific to double track Ala
meda street, for the reason that such
action, was more expeditious than quib
bling over the ordinance of 1872. At that
time, however, he stated that he never
In any way surrendered his company's
claim to the right granted by the old
Ex-Mayor Workman contradicted Su
perintendent Mulr rather positively on
these points. When, he was mayor of the.
city be bad some conversation with Su
perintendent Muir about the matter and
the latter bad laid no claim whatever to
aa? right to lay the track. On the other
hand he had asked the witness' good of
fices in having the franchise granted, as
It would be of great benefit to himself.
The matter was continued until the
29th inst., when counsel will present ar
guments to the court.
More Litigation Threatens in the
Alaniz Estate
No sooner has the litigation over the
validity of the will of the late Concep
cion, Alaniz ceased than new trouble has
been inaugurated by two nieces of the
deceased old lady.
Dorothy Alaniz Pool has just brought
suit against Amada Concepcion Warner,
as executrix of the will of Concepcion
Alaniz, to recover certain trust funds
which she alleges her aunt held in her
behalf. It is alleged that in May, 1865.
the Senora Alaniz was appoir.ted legal
guardian of the plaintiff, who was an
orphan, and she passed into the care of
her aunt. The girl was entitled to an
undivided one-third interest in certain
property on Main street, adjoirJng the
Lanfranco block, but this she did not
learn until many years later. Just to the
contrary the Senora Alaniz never let
the little girl know that she was her
legal guardian, but collected the rentals
from her ward's property and, saying
nothing about it, appropriated it to her
own use. The old lady wasa shrewdiand
rather close-fisted business woman, ard
while she put her niece's income into
her own fund this she invested in real
estate, for all this she accounted neither
to her ward nor to the court, and up to
the time of her death retained her posi
tion of guardian.
When the serera Alaniz died, her
ward and niece learned for the first time
that her aunt had also been her guar
dian and that she owned some little
property in her own. right. The senora
left property valued at $20,000, and of
this the plaintiff owns $5364.89, and a
claim for this amount was filed with
the executrix, who figures as defendant
in this suit, but the claim was rejected.
In the case of Lulsa Alaniz Begue,
who was also entrusted by the court to
the Sennra Alaniz at the same time as
the other niece, the same pretty little
bunco game was played by the old' lady.
Her claim against the property is ex
actly similar to the one already out
lined and amounts also to $5864.89, and
was also rejected. For purposes of this
action it was a&signedi to Dorothy Alaniz
Seduced a Touth From Home to Help
Convert Chicago
Some month or two before Judge Al
len went away for his vacation quite an
extraordir.ary young fellow named
Ralph Coggswell was brought before
him on the insanity charge. Neither
the two medical examiners nor the court
could non-pluss him, for to every ques
tion fired at him he made ready answer,
and all the idosyneiasies of his dress and
behavior he readily explained by scrip
tural quotations. He was made of the
stuff that martyre were made of and
rather rejoiced at being brought Into
court, as to his mind It savored of perse
cution. He was discharged by the
court, as It was apparent that while
fanatic he was not insane.
This young fellow has been again
heard from and be has, as be said he
would, gone out on the highways and by
ways to save brands from the burning.
While here his earnest volubility and
his readiness with passages from scrip
ture to justify his remarkably free and
easy going life fascinated quite a num
ber of people, and among others Burt E.
Davidson, son of a druggist at Redondo.
The two set out on foot from Los Ange
les and walked to San Francisco to at
tend the Christian Endeavor conven
tion and fairly revelled ln the religious
•fervor that aminated the northern city.
When the convention closed they walked
back again to this city and resumed the
old life.
It is an essential part of Coggswell's
creed that only a modest appearing garb
shall be worn; good as can be as to text
ure, hut unobtrusive In general effect.
A white "biled shirt" is an abomination
to him, as he says It Is to the Lord, but
this perhaps is a mere matter of per
sonal affectation, for flannel shirts are
really more expensive that white ones.
Coggswell divided society into two
classes the people chosen of the Lord
and those who owen allegiance to his
Satanic majesty. The chosen few are
not called upon to engage In the varied
avocations of every day life, their work
being the preaching of the word Inas
much, however, as they have to eat to
live, and public policy requires that they
shall not go about In a state of nudity,
it is the unregenerate majority who
must supply the mundane needs of the
Lord's anointed. The laborer is worthy
of his hire, ar»d Coggswell and the others
of his ilk consider they have warrant in
scripture to define the special work they
shall engage in and in preying upon the
public for suport they appear to regard
as a very necessary, as It is a rather
creditable "looting of the Philistines."
At present Coggswell and Davidson
are ln Chicago. How they ever got
there none seem to know, but It may not
be unreasonably inferred that they held
somebody up for the amount of their
fare east ln the name of the Lord In
any case they are now in Porkopolis,
and as competition Is rather keen among
religious as well as other kinds of fakirs,
the two from Southern California have
taken to street preaching. There is no
necessity, however, for anyone to feel
exercised in mind as to any difficulty
assailing Coggswell and his companion,
for the grass must be growing very
short where the former can not make
his way, holding the peculiar notions he
does as to meum and teum.
The Lepoids Seeking to Recover Money
Paid for "Wildcats"
The suit of Paul E. Lepoids and Renee
H. Lepoids against John Loplzich, Felix
and Jules Viola, L. Visalia and Virginia
Deleval, while simple in itself, fringes
on a most complicated condition of
In the first place there ls said to be
a touch of romance about the case. Paul
Lepoids was a cornet ln the Ftench army
and attracted the fancy of a niece of
August Belmont, one of the shining
luminaries in the financial firmament.
She had, it was reported, obtained the
very snug sum of $500,000 from her hus
band at the time of the divorce and this
amount Is in the care of the banker rela
tive. With such a handsome fortune the
young ladry did not need to think wheth
er it was worldly wise to marry Paul
Lepoids, she Just married him. The
couple came to California and are re
puted to have an Income of about $500
a moctb with which they manage to
stand off grim poverty very comfort
The Violas are interested ln a drug
store on Main street and they bought up
a number of mining claims somewhere
out In section 35, township 1 north, range
west, and sold them to the Lepoids for
$1000. Of this amount $700 was paid
over. It is claimed that the section is
owned by the Southern Pacific Rail
way company and is not subject to lo
cation, and that Julia E. Lord, prior to
the date of sale of the claims, succeeded
to the Interests of the Railroad company
and is entitled to purchase from the
United States. Mrs. Lord, through her
husband, organized the Los Angeles
Porphyry company and a quarry has
been opened where the mining claims
are located, and as a result of so many
people dabbling ln this particular sec
tion there are now about eight more or
less complicated law suits pending in the
Meantime the Lepoids want their $700
back again and the further hearing of
the case will be continued to-morrow.
A Pension That Will Not Go Far in
, Restoring Sight
A suit presenting somewhat exception
al features was up before Judge Smith
yesterday in. department one. Police
Officer A. B. A. Bates became blind some
time ago while in the service of the de
partment and received a pension of $40 a
month from the city. He also received
$100 from the Maccabees. As things wars
not all that might be desired in the Bates
household, and the officer needed all the
money he could get for med'ieal treat
ment, he brought suit for divorce on the
ground of desertion. But the matter
became a trilie more complicated when
Mrs. Bates filed a cross-complaint, also
charging desertion. The husband put in.
r.o appearance, and upon his default
the wife was given the decree and $20 a
month alimony, with permission to re
sume the name of Ella Grant.
Judge York granted a decree to Mary
L. Fitzsimmons, divorcing her from
Patrick Fitzsimmons, on the ground of
intemperance and cruelty.
In department six Charles McLaren
was granted a decree by Judge Allen, di
vorcing him from Emeline S. McLaren,
on the ground of desertion.
The following suits for divorce wer*
filed in the superior court just ended:
I. L. Mason against C. W. Mason.
J. H. Goulding against J. H. Gouldlng.
Albert H. Summers against Saran
J. E. Sanford against Delia Sanford.
Nancy Brown against J. R. Brown.
Clara Reid against Edward Reid.
Ida W. Wilson against S. D. Wilson.
John Roulston against J. L. Roulston.
A Chinese Gambler Wants Damages
and Gets Left
The damage suit of C. W. Lay, a
Chinaman, against Police Officer Joseph
R. Ritch, came to trial in the township
court yesterday.
The Chinaman ran a fan-tan game at
239 Apablasa street for the recreation
and relascatlon of his Celestial brothers,
and incidentally for his own monetary
benefit. The police officer dropped onto
the game in a most uncermonlous fash
ion and smashed the entire gambling
paraphernalia. Then Mr. Lay institut
ed suit to recover (299, the limit of the
amount triable in the township court,
as compensation, for the damage done
to his furniture and the injury done to
his fe-elings.
The case was tried with a jury and it
did not take the jury many minutes to
return a verdict for the defendant. It
is thus by a judicial finding determined
that when officers raid a gambling place
the proper thing to do ls to smash every
thing in sight.
Another Suit Against the Iron and
Steel Works
Suits continue to pile up against the
Los Angeles Iron and Steel company, the
last one filed being by the Citizens' bank
of this city.
On May 1, 1894, the Iron and Steel com
pany made a deed of trust to the Na
tional trust company to secirre the issue
of the $500 bonds were purchased by the
disposed of to various parties and ten
the $500 bonds were purchased by the
Citizens' bank. The semi-annual in
terest on each 'bond amounted to $17.50,
and the plaintiff complains that since
May, 1895, no interest has 'been paid, and
there is now owing on Interest account
$770, with interest on this aggregated
amount. The National Trust company
was asked by plaintiff, as trustee, to
foreclose and protect the holders of the
bonds, ibut refused, and thereupon the
present action was brought.
The principal and interest is asked for,
attorney's fees and that a receiver be
appointed and l the property of the Iron
and Steel works be foreclosed.
Five People Arrested for Cuttini
Goverment Reserve Timber
Deputy United States Marshal Oaks
yesterday arrested J. R. Simmons, Mrs.
M. A. Simmons, D. R. Dickey, J. L. Park
er and Alexander Goodfellow. They arc
charged with cutting timber on the gov
ernment forest reserve in San Bernar
dino county. The timber so cut was
used for making a hoist for a mine the
defendants were operating. All of th?
prisoners appeared before CommissloriVr
Owens, who set the hearing of the case
for October 23. The bail was fixed at
$500 cash and was deposited by each de
Commissioner Van Dyke yesterday or
dered Chung Men Pock deported to
China. The cases of G. Yuat, alias Gee
Wo, and Quang Jim were set by Mr.
Van Dyke for September 28.
New Suits Filed
Oscar Macy vs. Obed Macy, adminis
trator of the estate of O'bed Macy, de
ceased —A suit to quiet title to premises
bounded on the east by Alameda, the
south by Bath street, the west by thc
maln zanja of the city and on the north
by Old High street.
Charlotte E. Whittemore vs. N. W.
Thompson, administrator of the estate
of W. H. Whittemore—A suit to quiet
title to lot 13. block A of Ferguson's sub
division, of lota 6, 7, 10 and 11, G. B.
Adams' subdivision of Alhambra tract.
Stipulation of arbitration—A stipula
tion that the controversy between W. W.
Woolwine and Charles Silent, in relation
to a claim by the first named) against
Silent for commission, on the sale of
thirteen bond? of the Empire Land ani
Cattle company, be referred for arbltra
tiooj to A, M, Stephens and J. S. Mur
phy, and if they should' disagree they
shall select a third and the award made
by a majority ruling. The proceeds of the
sale of the bonds amounted to $11,700.
The estate of Sarah Raub, deceased"—
The petition of B. E. Keen and Mary E
Patterson for probate of will. The es
tate is valued at $3000.
The estate of Charles E. Breed, de-
ceased—The petition of Amanda M.
Breed for probate of will. The estate in
Los Angeles county is valued at $25,888.88
and ln Illinois valued at $75,000.
Citizens' bank of Los Angeles vs. Los
Angeles Iron and Steel company et al. —
A suit to recover the unpaid principal
and interest on ten bonds of the value
of $500 each, attorneys' fees and fore
closure of the defendant company's
works and that a receiver be appointed.
Dorothy Alaniz Pool vs. Amanda Con
cepcion Warner, executrix of the last
will of Concepcion Alaniz, deceased—A
suit to recover certain trust estate held
by the late Concepcion Alaniz as guard
ian of plaintiff.
Anna L. Sweet vs. C. B. Ladd, Perry J.
Wilson et al. —A suit to recover $375 on
a note, $50 attorneys' fees and decree
of sale against lots 19 and 20, block 2,
of the Chllds Heights tract.
Wm. F. Whittier vs. Bryant Howard et
al. —A suit to quiet title to lot 6, block N,
of the Aliso tract.
Wm. F. Whittier vs. I. A. Lothian et
al. —A suit to quiet title to certain prop
erty ln the vicinity of Requena street
and certain lots in the Alvarado tract.
Court Notes
Jose Lagos was yesterday ordered dis
charged from custody by Judge Smith
on haibeas corpus proceedings.
John Davis, who has had charge of the
elevator, and, sunshine or rain, has never
been missing from his post of duty, has
been granted a ten-days' vacation by the
supervisors, which will date from to
The two lottery cases of Wong Chung,
appealed l from the police court, were con -
tinued for two weeks by Judge Smith
yesterday on motion of Attorney Frank
Davis, who represented the defendant
The reason for the delay is that Lheques
tion of the Jurisdiction of the city jus.
tice is raised, and this same question is
now before Judge Clark, and will b«
heard by the court In back tomorrow.
New Odds and Ends for Women
There are several odds and ends re
cently Introduced which are peculiarly ac
ceptable to womenklnd at this time of
year; among them a moveable watch at
tached to the ordinary carriage basket,
and not, as heretofore, inserted in the cen
ter at the back. A great many of the sex
carry walkingstlcks, and these are now
divisible into three, so that they are easily
packed, and, moreover, contain money,
powder puffs, hair pins and other useful
Items ln each division. Tea baskets are
combined with luncheon baskets and carry
a great deal ln a small space, while a
leather bag has been fitted up to answer
the same purpose. A table which displays
a roulette cloth on the top has Inside al
most as many games of every description
as could be played throughout the summer
and winter; while another sort of card
table revolves and turns into a writing
table with all the writing requisites pos
sible beneath. The cyclists are rejoicing
In a new cycling watch, to be attached
to the handle bar, and a morocco case to
hold purse. *ard case, mirror and scent
bottle, when Its owner is paying calls.—
English Fashion Letter.
The New Lamp Shades
Once upon a time to hear of a bead
lamp shade would have aroused a smile.
But we Save chanced all that nowadays.
We understand that from tbe most un
promising materials may be evolved en
chanting results. Bead shades are a fad
of the hour, and very curiously they are
wrought, of the palest colors, In quaint,
overlapping palm leaf designs. An odd
shape Is seen in another shade. It looks
much like an enormous poke bonnet of
shirred silk, the scoop projecting to throw
the light where It is needed In one spot,
while the correspondingly short opposite
side leaves a shadow. The light and shade
may, of course, be varied, as ls wished, by
the turning about of the metal frame un
derenath.—New York Evening Post.
The Old Flexible Bracelet in Fashion
"The woman who ls fortunate enough to
possess an old flexible bracelet which has
perhaps been in her family for genera
tions can bring it from its hiding place
and don It, for flexible bracelets are the
rage. The weaves are antique in appear
ance, and the Burmese is the favorite fin
ish for the gold. One of the most fetching
designs has a tiny chain two or three
Inches long suspended where the bracelet
clasps, and at the end of this dangles a
perfectly round gem. Pearls, turquoise,
the dematold, erroneously called the oli
vine, rubles and sapphires arej most tn
demand. Others are studded at Intervals
with precious stones, while a few are plain
with jeweled clasps.—New York Sun.
A Misfit
"When a man tries to pass foh whut he
ain't," said Uncle Eben, "he's jes' like a
pusson dat gits Inter somebody else's
clothes. Dey may be mighty han'some,
but 'taln't likely he kin make 'em fit."—
Washing-ton Evening Star.
A Distant Relative
Mrs. Dearborn—He's my cousin twice re
moved. Do you know him?
Mrs. Seldum-Singull—Yes, indeed. He's
my husband thrice removed.—New York
In every mile of railway there are seven
feet four inches not covered by the rails,
ihe space left for expansion.
Another paving material has been dis
covered ln Florida at Tampa. It Is the
pebble phosphate, and is said to be very
good and cheap.
A resident of North Carolina Is gleefully
pointing to a sunflower stalk on his place*
that Is twelve fleet tall and has fifty-two
flowers upon it.
Some wonderful stalactite caves were
discovered recently at Sterkfonteln, eight
miles to the northwest f Krugeradrop, ln
the South African republic.
Ten Judges of the English supreme court
continue on the bench though they have
passed the period at which they are by law
entitled to retire on a pension.
Nevada Is the most sparsely settled state
in America. There are nearly two and a
half square miles to each inhabitant; next
comes Idaho, with one inhabitant to each
square mile.
A loving Hackensack nephew, charged
with the duty ot preparing an epitaph tor
a disagreeable old uncle Just dead, sug
gested the following: "Deeply regretted
by all who never knew him."
There are twenty-six negroes under In
dictment for trial for murder ln Mont
gomery county, Ala., and Dallas county,
not far away, reports eighteen to be tried
for the same crime there.
Boston is to elect its mayor In Decem
ber for a two years' term and to vote on
an act for the reorganization ot the city
government. Prediction Is made that th«
ballots will number 100,000.
In dishwashing special care must be
given ivory handled knives, the handles
being never allowed to go ln the dishpan.
When washing the handles should be
held in the dry left hand, while the right
washes the blades. Spots can be removed
from ivory handles and the polished sur
face restored by powdered pumice stone
and water. If accompanied by exceedingly
vigorous rubbing.—Washington Evening

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