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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SPECIALS MDEX TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEWS Ontario tramps steal turkeys and eat them. Riverside orange pickers engage in a bloody fight with knives. All the social and fraternal organizations of Pasadena elect officers. Pomona trustees inflict a good big license on people doing business there. TJ. S. Grant and others ask for a railroad franchise through the city of San Diego. Ventura elects municipal officers; work progressing on the new sugar factory. Santa Monica dogs are mighty mean but they are not afflicted with hy drophobia. Santa Ana's sewer scheme advances to the point of advertising for bids for sewer pipe. San Bernardino horticultural commission making a good fight against injurious insects. LOS ANGELES COUNTY PASADENA PASADENA, Dec. 7.—(Regular Corre spondence. ) The Maccabees had an election of officers last night, with the following persons elected: Commander, J. H. Plant; lieutenant-commander, Jo. Story, R. X., Frank E. Burnham; chap lain, G. G. Benton; sergeant, L. H. Bu channan; master-at-arms, W. L. Clark; first master guard, Frank Toms; sec ond master guard, John Ripley; senti nel, C. E. De Long; picket, A. L. Petrie; correspondent, W. S. Lacey; trustees, one year, Heman Dyer; two years, W. S. Lacey; three years, J. H. Plant. Of ficers will be Installed early next month. Deputy Supreme Commander Henry of Michigan will be installing officer. A. O. U. W. OFFICERS Crown of the Valley lodge, No. 4", De gree of Honor, A. O. U. W„ elected offic ers for the ensuing term last evening as follows: Chief of honor, Mrs. J. Dickey. Past chief, Mrs. C. A. Ryan. Lady of honor, Mrs. Dr. E. M. Lewis. Chief of ceremonies, Mrs. Lathrop. Recorder, Mrs. Porter. Financier, Mrs. Burton Canfild, Receiver, Mrs. J. C. Roth. Usher, Miss Maud Thorns. Inside watch, Mrs. J. Green. Outside watch, Mrs. N. Dickey. Trustee, Mrs. F. J. Nay. C. E. ELECTION The semi-annual election of officers of the Christian Endeavor of First Pres byterian church took place Sunday evening. Those elected were: President, Miss Lucy Wonner. Vice president, C. C. Johnson. Recording secretary, Miss Blanche Casterline. Corresponding secretary, Miss Kath erine P Wlckens. Treasurer, William M. Campbell. Superintendent' of juniors, Miss Daisy Getchell. Assistant superintendent, Miss Grace Durant. Chorister, C. E. Monfort. Pianist, Miss K. P. Wickens. THE LEMON GROWERS A lively session of the directors of the Lemon Growers' association was held yesterday afternoon. President C. H. Rhodes does net agree with the directors on the matter of management. A reso lution was unanimously adopted to the effect that Mr. Rhodes be requested to resign. Mr. Rhodes, as president, re fused to put the motion. It was put, however, and carried. Vice president Jesse Knight was elected president, and Mr. Armstrong vice president. Mr. Rhodes declared his intention to con test the action of the board unless they buy his ten shares of stock. Other busi ness transacted was the hearing and approving of the financial report. The report of the shipment of two carloads of lemons to Chicago was also heard. The board will join the orange growers for a union warehouse. BREVITIES A number of local and Los Angeles expressmen have formed a comnin. against tho electric express company. Last night representatives of the nine wagons running between here and Los Angeles met at 30 South Raymond av enue to discuss plans for meeting the now competition. It was decided to in corporate, and Attorney W. S. Wright was chosen to draw up articles which the incorporators signed today. The incor porators are Hatch, S. F. Herr, John Btllheimer, Gus Bartholomew, Ozro Simpson, C. B. Shaw, V. L. Carroll, C. A. Wlllard and Frank Brenner. The ex pressmen have made an agreement with the Terminal railway Whereby the com pany will haul their goods. Solicitors and teams will operate both here and in Los Angeles. At a meeting yesterday morning of the Nineteenth Century club at the home of Mrs. F. B, Wetherby, on South Madison avenue, "American Art" was discussed. Mrs. R. I. Rogers delivered an interest ing paper illustrated with photographs. Accounts of current events were read by Mrs. W. E. Arthur and Mrs. H. L. Storey. Lnomis "Ridley appeared before Justice Merrlam this morning at ten oclock upon the charge uf disturbing tbe peace of R. B. Scott, his brother-in-law. Scott lives on Garfield avenue. Loomla has been living with Scott's family until Scott recently notified him that he must pay his board. Thereupon there was a scuffle and later Ridley threw stones at Scott's house. The defendant showed his weak mlndedneSS on the stand by crying when he gave his testimony. Judge Merriam heard the evidence and put i ff his decision until tomorrow. G. B. Doughty, a young man 28 years of age, enni" to this city from Portland, Ore., recently where ho was in the hos pital. His legs are bent under him at the km c so that he walks on his knees, He came down here in hopes that the climate would benefit him. He has been "ired fo r by the Salvation army and J. A. Jacobs and wants work. He can wash dishes and do such kind of work. Any person wishing to help him may communicate with Mrs. A. F. Keyes ot 66 South Los Robles avenue. Paul Austin and Ray Bemls celebrated their birthdays jointly yesterday after noon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. Bemis on Winona avenue with games, music and refreshments. Those present were: Edith McClure, Alice Mitchell. Lulu Pearson, Mildred Allen, Went worth Allen, Howard Smith, Carl Pear son, Gilbert Pearson. Jesse Showalter entertained friends nt cards yesterday evening at his home on South Pasadena avenue. The rooms and table were beautifully decorated and l.cht refreshments were served. Those present were: Misss Lillian Spitzer. Lulu Bristol, Alice Bristol, Sadie Natt, Sadie McMurtry, Messrs. W. Frost. Frank Cody, Fred Patten, Biristol, Hen ry Patten. A good sized audience attended the Nashville Students' entertainment in the tabernacle this afternoon at 3 oclock under the auspices of the High School Glee club. The public schools closed at 3 oclock in order that the pupils might go. E. Brewster was arrested today for leaving his horse standing unhitched and was fined $5 by Recorder Rossiter. Thursday of this week is Founder's day at Throop Polytechnic. The exer cises will consist of music and papers by the students. The program begins at 10 a. m. and the public is invited. A burglar entered the home of A. B. Gould on North Raymond avenue Sun day night, but was frightened away by members of the household waking up before he had secured any booty. PERSONAL H. K. Gregory of Los Angeles visited Fasadena yesterday. S. Tyler went to Riverside today on business. C. H. Jordan of San Francisco, is visit ing his family on North Marengo ave nue. Dr. Grey of South Pasadena avenue is recovering from a long and serious ill ness. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Glasscock enter tained at dinner last evening. Miss Emma Knox of Concord court left this morning for Tennessee. Mrs. Corona left this morning for Ashfork. Ariz. Mrs. Deal is a guest of her brother, J. W. Hugus. POMONA POMONA, Dec. 7.—(Regular Corre spondence.) The city trustees met this afternoon. The quarterly license ordi nance was passed, which fixes the li cense for mercantile businesses at $30 per quarter; no less than a quarter al lowed; and a license of $1.50 per day upon all peddlers of merchandise. The city marshal, after a strong fight against importing outside or "foreign" dog catchers by Mayor Patterson, was finally empowered to secure either home or outside men to enforce the dog tax ordinance by taking up all canines run ning loose without the necessary tag. The street sprinkling contract was transferred from A. I. Etewart to Eaches & Storment, G. A. Steff er and Lon Flem ing appearing as their bondsmen. A new deed of the ton acres from Judge P. C. Flower to the city for park purposes, was presented by Mayor Pat terson. The ladles of the W. C. T. U. have ar ranged to serve meals for the Sunday school convention delegates and others during their session in Pomona in the Bartlett building on Second street. The wife of Rector Searles M. Wren of this palish, is expected home this evening. She was called away some days ago by the death of a brother at Santa Ana. C. H. Marshall, for many years in business in Pomona, has removed to Los Angeles. SANTA MONICA SANTA MONICA, Dec. 7.—(Regular Correspondence.) The county veteri nary surgeon, Dr. Morrison, was down from Los Angeles today looking into the strange malady with which many of the dogs of this city are affected. The doc tor says the disease Is not anything ln the nature of hydrophobia, but a disease common among dogs and not particu larly dangerous. The case of Mrs. Scotto against her husband has come to a standstill. Scotto I Is a Frenchman, who claims to have fal len heir to an Immense estate in France, some time ago, and who succeeded ln borrowing several thousand dollars toward proving his title to the property. But nothing has been heard from France for some time and in the meantime the big Frenchman has been arrested and brought to trial for disturbing the peace of his wife with whom he has not been on good terms since the news of the fortune came. Mrs. Scotto wanted him j put under bonds to keep the peace, but LOS ANGELES HERALD* WEDNESDAY MOOTING, DECEMBER 8, 1897 now, It Is said, she Is trying to raise the costs of the trial and have the case dis missed. Should she be able to do so she will swear to a complaint charging him with assault with a deadly weapon and the case will be taken to Los Angeles for trial. Mrs. M. A. Weber has sold her home at 640 Third street and will shortly leave for France. The Good Templars will give a dime social at the Witherow home on Ocean avenue tomorrow evening. The bazar held this afternoon at the St. Augustine parish hall was a great success ln every way. CLEARWATER CLEARWATER, Dec. 7.—(Regular Correspondence.) The Masonic frater nity had charge of the funeral services of E. P. Atwnter, M. D., which were conducted with dignity and impresslve ness. A throng of friends followed the remains to the grave. L. Deal's funeral services were held ln the church of the United Brethren and some 500 or 600 hundred people at* tended. Evangelist J. R. Walker is holding services In the church presided over by Rev. H. P. Ingram. He is from the Synodical Evangelistic society of the Pacific coast. Services will continue this week. Much grain Is being sowed, thus show ing people's confidence in the rain to come. The San Pedro harbor news is caus ing a stir ln realty and many sales are reported. DOWNEY DOWNEY, Dec. 7.—(Regular Corre spondence.) Road Overseer Rrookshlre and a force of men are grading the road leading to the New river bridge, south of the railroad. Rev. Kirkpatrick of the Cumberland Presbyterian church is holding a series of meetings in the town hall at Los Ala mitos. The Christian Endeavor society will give a ten-cent social on Friday even ing In the hall over Renfro's drug store. Henry Roemer has returned from a trip to San Quentin, where he escorted a prisoner. Mrs. Wagstaff of Morencl, Ariz., is vis iting her sister, Mrs. H. C. Roemer. The Masons and A. O. U. W. have elected officers for the ensuing year. A cargo of lumber is being received at the J. M. Griffith lumber yard. SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY ONTABIO ONTARIO, Dec. 7.—(Regular Corre spondence.) Tramps raided Rothaer mael's poultry yard yesterday afternoon and captured a couple of gobblers, made their way to the wind break, about a mile east of town, slaughtered and dressed the turkeys, placed their car casses in a five gallon oil can, placed it on the fire and were preparing a sumpt ous supper. The turkeys were soon missed and the hobos were trailed to their camp. Constable Murphy was notified and immediately proceeded to the camp, captured the miscreants and brought them, with the steaming can of half-cooked turkeys, into the village. A fire was started in the shadow of the calaboose, the turkeys cooked and given to the prisoners behind the bars. Mr. Murphy proceeded to arrange for tak ing the prisoners to the county jail in the morning, but imagine his chagrin on his appearance at the prison this morning, to find nothing save the bare bones of the turkeys. A section of the calaboose had been removed, the prisoners had escaped in the night and Ontario records its first jail delivery. Dr. R. H. Tremper Is confined to his room with la grippe lind his son, R. H. Tremper, Jr., is under the doctor's care with intermittent fever. Prof. Pierce, the artist, is whiling away a few days among kindred spirits in Los Angeles. Charles A. Town of Duluth, Wiscon sin, a congressman of great ability and national prominence and chairman of the National Silver Republican party, has written a letter to T. J. Robinsin, a prominent citizen and enthusiastic Sil ver Republican of this place, from which we are permitted to make the following extract: "I anticipate great pleasure from my visit to the Pacific coast in February." E. M. Murphy departed for Rands burg to day on official business. The real estate sales today aggregate $6000. The property known as Mc- Quigg's place was sold to Mr. Hanna man, a new-comer, who will move into the property tomorrow. Commissioner Pease's home place and property in North Ontario were also sold. W. H. Mitchell has been stricken with paralysis and It is the opinion of his physician that he cannot recover. Our mrechants are making great preparations for an active holiday trade. SAN BERNARDINO SAN BERNARDINO, Dec. 7.—(Regu lar Correspondence.) The work of the horticultural commission this season has been thoroughly done. The plan is for the county to purchase the chem icals for fumigating, furnish the tents, of which the commission has 130, and the other paraphernalia, have full control of the business, and when an orchard is fumigated the owner pays the men who handled the plant and pays the commis sion the value of the chemicals used at cost to the county. There is no charge for the use of the tents. The commis sion collect ln every month, and so far without loss or delay. In the report to the board of supervisors presented to day, they show that the cost for the past month has been: Salary of commission ers, SIM; salary of inspectors, $200.20; cost of chemicals, $2067.24; other ex penses, $132.46; making a total of $2307.1)3. Of this there was paid back on chemicals $2167.38. There were 300 acres fumigated during the month, several cars and considerable stock and several orchards inspected. The amount of chemicals purchased this season is $52U5.12, divided as follows: For Septem ber, $702.88; October, $708; November. $1814.00; December, $2067.24. The receipts from the use of the chemicals is as fol lows: September, $660.33; October, $860. --60; November, $2167.58, making a total of $3688.51, and leaving a balance of 1 $1603.61, representing the chemicals now on hand for use ln December. Mrs. Martha Roberds died at the res idence of her daughter, Mrs. J.C. Ralphs, Saturday, leaving a family of eleven children, seventy-one grandchildren and forty-live great grandchildren, all of whom, with but few exceptions still live in this county. The deceased and her husband came from Alabama to Califor nia in 1848 and to this county In 1857, re siding here and In Rlncon. Her hus band died In 1880. Their children now living are Mrs. Lodesky Prows, of Utah, Mrs. Belle Williamson of Placervllle, Mrs. Frances E. Van Leuven of Los Angeles, W. B. Roberds of Corona, Mrs. Catherine A. Van Leuven of San Ja cinto, O. W. Roberds and Mrs. Lovlce A. Ashcroft of Rincon, Mrs. A. B. Wise, Mrs. J. C. Ralphs and R. T. Roberds of this city. The deceased retired to rest Saturday night as usual and was found ln the morning apparently sleep ing quietly, but It proved to be the sleep of death. She was slightly over 80 years of age at the time of her death. It is evident that the Lytle Creek Light and Power company means busi ness, for a deed has just been filed from J. N. Miller to the corporation for the dam site at Miller's Narrows on Lytle creek, and the right to erect a dam there 150 feet In height, ana also to take the whole flow of the creek at that point, both above and below the surface, to gether with the right-of-way, material, etc., for their canals and ditches. The company already had a long tunnel well under way, with work being done on It going steadily forward. A marriage license has been issued to John Alexander Clark, aged 60, and LU zle Amanda Nlckerson, aged 44, both na tives of Maine and residents of Los An geles. The monthly meeting of the city board of education Monday evening was most harmonious, and it Is remarked that the harmonious state pervades all the schools—a decided change from former years of late, when differences at head quarters seemed to permeate the whole school system. The salary of Janitor William Godfrey of the Fourth street school was raised from $25 to $30 per month. The salary of the principal of the same school. Miss Eulalia Allen, was raised from $80 to $S5 per month on ac count of adding to her duties the seventh grade in addition to the eighth grade, which are under her personal care in addition to the general care of the en tire school, one of the largest in the city. It was ordered to take $100 from the library fund for the purchase of sup plementary reading books for the dif ferent grades, which will be passed from class to class and school to school for use in addition to the regular readers. The man who was robbed at the St. Charles hotel Sunday morning has been on a Jag ever since and had to be Jailed Monday night. He has been "too full for utterance" as to the particulars in regard to the robbery, but a few days of quietude may recall his scattered senses. An interesting debate was held Mon day evening at the Websters, on the question of the annexation of Hawaii, and some excellent arguments brought out. The decision of the Judges wcs unanimous against annexation. SAN JACINTO SAN JACINTO.Dee. 7.—(Regular Cor respondence.) Will Tinker and family have moved to Hemet, where they will reside, as Mr. Tinker and Frank Fowler have leased the Hemet News. H. D. Branson, deputy supreme presi dent of the order of the Fraternal Drotherhood, of Los Angeles has been in town several days, organizing a lodge in this city. Miss Adah Coleman of Los Angeles and Miss Idale Edmlnston of Riverside spent Thanksgiving with Miss Anna Noble of this place. Ed Wasson will go to San Francisco in a few days, whence he will go to Klondike in the spring. Mrs. Emma Kerr, widow of J. P. Kerr, with her attorney, was in Riverside on legal business this week. The grading on the extension of the railroad from this place to Lake View is nearing completion. Chief Engineer Perris of the Santa Fe system and Col. L. P. Hansen have been in town on their way to Lake View to lay out the new depot grounds. On Tuesday evening Rev. B. Cory of Riverside will deliver his very Interest ing lecture, "Paradise Lost and Re gained," at the M. E. church of this place. The ladies of the Episcopal guild will hold their annual sale ln the guild hall on Dec. Bth, 9th and 10th. Elmer Gruell of Riverside was in town Monday from his mines in the mount ains. ORANGE COUNTY SANTA ANA SANTA ANA, Dec. 7.—(Regular Cor respondence.) The city trustees met last night in regular session. The sew erage ordinance was read for the second time and passed by a unanimous vote and ordered published. Bids for furnish ing sewer pipe were received as follows: John McFadden, $350; S. Hill & Son, $337.95; R. J. Andrews, $363.70; J. S. Hay wood & Co., $360.10. John McFadden was awarded the contract. The resolu tion to open Garnsey street from Sixth to Hickey was passed, the regular monthly bills were audited and the board adjourned. The supervisors held a regular month ly meeting today. A petition was re ceived from tax payers ln Fullerton and Placentia asking the board to open up a road from Yorba through Placentia to Ranchita. The supervisors will make an inspection of the proposed road Thursday. Several indigents were granted help from the county. Dennis Grady, a consumptive living at New port, asked for fare to Arizona in hopes the climate would benefit him. The mat ter was referred to Chairman Nickey with power to act. Numerous regular monthly bills were allowed and audited. At a regular drill of Company L last night W. A. Greenleaf was promoted to the position of first sergeant to fill the vacancy created by the election of Dean Johnson as first lieutenant, and Corporal Brock was advanced to the rank of sergeant. Barney Johnson will succeed Brock as corporal. Major C. D. Ball, who was recently commissioned surgeon of the Seventh regiment, was present and received congratulations, and consulted with Captain Finley In reference to tbe organization of a sanl tary corps. After the drill plana wero discussed tor the anniversary celebra tion on January s. J. Marlon Brooks of Los Angeles came down today and applied to Judge Bal lard for a writ of habeas corpus In the cases of William and Mollis Wright, who are ln jail, convicted of various crimes. The writ was denied. The officers of the Eastern Star, Her moea chapter lodge, were Installed last night, after which a sumptuous banquet was served. Following are the newly in stalled officers: W. M., Miss Sallle Pea body; W. P., Dr. M. A. Menges; A. M„ Mrs. M. L. Dryer; secretary, Mrs. M. A. Whldden; treasurer, Mrs. Lucretla Col by; conductress, Miss Cecelia Cotter; as sociate conductress. Miss Mary Wood; Adah, M. K. Blsby; Ruth, Miss Pauline Relnhaus; Esther, Mrs. Lillian Bishop; Martha, Mrs. Anna True, Electra, Mrs. Maud E. Bowers; warder, Mrs. Mar garet Lane; sentinel, Mrs. MinervaCon nell; chaplain, Mrs. Alice Haywood, marshal!, Mrs. Mary West; organist, Mrs. Mary L. Babley. The third lecture of the high school series will be given Friday night In Nelll's hall by Dr. George W. White, president of the University of Southern California. Subject, "Victor Hugo." J. E. Meyers of Tustln left today for Fort Madison, la. James Cody, a vag, was today sen tenced to fifteen days In jail for begging. The Fontana company of hypnotists gave a very good entertainment last night at the Grand. They are billed for the entire week. S. Carder Smith of Los Angeles is the guest of his brother James T. Smith of Santa Ana. Frank Honeywell, editor and proprie tor of the Commoner of Wichita, Kan., accompanied by his wife, visited Santa Ana today. Harry Grosky and John Sullivan, two Insane hoboes, were taken to Highlands today by Officers Mlsbaugh and Ulm. ORANGE ORANGE, Dec. 7.—(Regular Corre spondence.) Miss Kate Parker of Los Angeles Is expected at Orange the lat ter part of this week to take her old position as bookkeeper at Parker's packing house. The ladies of the Episcopal guild of Orange are making arrangements to have a sale of useful and ornamental articles. It will be held next Tuesday, the 14th instant. Refreshments will also be served. Mr. Gildmacher, one of the leading young business men of Santa Ana, was in Orange today. Mr. H. A. Millar and family of Alpine, South Dakota, are expected at Orange next week. A carload of household ef fects arrived today and were in charge of George Millar. The family, who are old friends of Dr. Ryer of Orange, will take possession of the Ralrden range In West Orange. RIVERSIDE COUNTY RIVERSIDE RIVERSIDE. Dec. 7.—(Regular Cor respondence.) This city was the scene of a bloody encounter late last night which very nearly cost one man his life. Two orange pickers named E. E. Pear son and Moore became Involved ln a quarrel over a game of pool and agreed to repair to the outskirts of the city to fight it out. Another man, a chum of the men, named Ed Sylvester, went along. As the men were about to fight he essayed the role of peacemaker, and, as usual, received two serious stabs for his pains. When the men were about to fight Moore discovered a knife In the hands of Pearson, and at once started to run, telling the crowd to look out for him. It was at this juncture that Syl vester attempted to stop the fight and Pearson stabbed him once In the back, the knife blade entering between the shoulder blades and ranging up towards the neck, a distance of eight inches, and again in the left arm, cutting the flesh and muscles to the bone. Pearson, who wielded the knife, made his escape in the darkness. Sylvester was taken to the receiving hospital, where his wounds were dressed. He Is In a precarious condition today, but the physician thinks he will recover. The second trial of J. F. MUner, the man who Is charged with killing S. J. Darrah, at Snow Creek last September, was called in the superior court this morning, and the whole day was con sumed in trying to get a jury. The publicity given the case since the first trial has made It hard to get Jurymen. The prosecution is being conducted by District Attorney Gill and Col. Bledsoe, and Milner is being defended by J. G. North and Hon. Tom Fitch. The trial of the case is expected to consume a week or more. Jim Marchant, a prominent mining man of the Cahuilla mining district, is in the city, having arrived today. Mar chant brought clown with him a quantity of fine ore which he has taken out of a new ledge, which he has Just located. He reports the weather cold ln the dis trict, but prospecting active. Canton Riverside, I. O. O. F., is ar ranging a social reception for its friends among the Odd Fellows. The event will take place on the evening of Dec. 20th. Sim Dew of this city has been ap pointed local agent of the Standard Oil company for this city and San Bernar dino, to take the place recently vacated by A. H. Starke of San Bernardino. Arrangements for the poultry show, which is billed to begin Thursday morn ing, are about all completed, and the books of the secretary show that about 400 prize birds will be on exhibition. Sunnyside lodge, K. of P., has elected the following officers: P. L. Lord, C. C.; S. D. Pelton, V. C; Fred Worsley, pre late; C. R. Stibbins, K. of R. and S.; G. H. Bfown, M. of F.; E. E. Miller, M. of E.; Steve Noland, M. at A.; Ray Jessup, I. G.; J. C. Little, O. G.; A. S. White, trustee, and Dr. V. W. Stiles, M. of W. The Southern Pacific company has be gun the work of grading for the new line for the motor road north of First Btreet. The Grant Brothers are doing the work, and a large force of teams and men are making the dirt fly. Patrons of the company are anxious to see the new line completed, as they are prom ised a better and more modern service when It Is. The same old cars and en gines which were first put on the motor line are still used and they are ancient and uncomfortable. Charles Briggs, the well-known miner, who was here yesterday, Is authority for the statement that work will soon be resumed on the big mine near El sinore owned by P .Martin. About 65,000 boxes of oranges have been shipped from here this season to date. This is about 180 carloads. The work still goes on and the shipments are about twelve cars a day now. Tha fruit is pretty well 'colored and the navel I variety Is fretting somewhat sweet. VENTURA COUNTY VJS.NTUBA VENTURA, Dec. 7.—(Regular Corre spondence.) At the municipal election held on Monday, the sth Inet., the follow ing officers were elected; Town marshal, J. M. Kaiser; town clerk, J. F. Newby; town trustees, A. Badgley, J. 8. Collins, W. L. Lewis, Selwyn L. Shaw, R. C. Sudden; library trustees, N. Blackstock. P. W. Kauffman. E. Shtlllngsburg. J. B. Wagner, J. A. Walker. The vote for re organisation was carried by a majority of the votes cast, but in the opinion of some prominent attorneys nothing has been accomplished, as It will require a majority of the entire vote of the munic ipality Instead of simply a majority of the votes cast. It Is also asserted that the election for reorganisation Is void, Inasmuch as a special election for this purpose should have been called Instead of making It a part of the regular town election, as was the case. In any event, the outcome of the matter Is In doubt, and will probably be carried to the courts for final disposition. Considerable Influence was brought Into play In the interest of certain can didates, and more especially was this noticeable In Precinct No. 8, the hotbed of the Spanish element, which by long custom has become manifestly suscepti ble to the insidious artlfloes of the "push." and this class was herded to the polls and voted by the mechanical process to which it has become accus tomed. Town Clerk Newby, at the expiration of the term to which he has Just been elected, will have served the corporation twenty-two consecutive years, and the large majority given him Monday only attests the record he haß made as a pro ficient and accommodating officer. The grand Jury for 1897 was sworn ln Tuesday morning, and consists of the following citizens: E. S. Thacher. fore man: W. B. Dudley, W. H. Granger. J. Maulhardt, Thomas Gould, W. A. Bone stel, G. W. Goode, Joseph Roth, E. B. Williams, Jr., Thomas Bell, H. M. Wal ker, W. E. Goodyear, J. F. Hubbard, S. Meyrstein. Charles I. Thacker, W. H. Layne, J. B. Kelsey, G. G. Crane, W. H. A. Thompson. The regular monthly session of the board of supervisors is now ln progress. It Is rumored that a stormy meeting will be had sometime during the week, as petitions for and against the building of the proposed Santa Clara river bridge for which a special tax was levied and paid, will be presented, and the matter of allowing the claims of the Ventura Souvenir Democrat and the Southwest ern Callfornlan for advertising copies will again come up for discussion. Work on the Colonla beet sugar fac tory is progressing as rapidly as possi ble. Mr. Leonhardt, the foundation contractor, has several teams nt work hauling gravel and rock, and will put several more on this week. Work on the foundation will be begun as soon as the plans and alterations arrive front New York, which will-only he a matter of a few days. Great difficulty is being experienced ln procuring the necessary right of way from Montalvo to the fac tory site for the proposed railroad, and It will be necessary to condemn at least four pieces of property falling In the line of this road. Papers for these suits Messrs. Toland & Andrews, attorneys for the Oxnards, are having prepared by the attorneys for the Southern Pacific, as soon as these are drawn up suits will be commenced immediately. In the meantime it Is very probable that a tem porary track will be laid in front of these particular strips of lands so that work on the factory buildings will not be unnecessarily retarded by reason of a lack of railway facilities to the fac tory. A petition addressed to Superintendent Curtis of the Southern Pacific Railroad company, asking for the reinstatement of Thomas Galvln as section boss at this point, was circulated and quite ex tensively signed by our business men. Mr. Galvln has been stationed at Ven tura for the past ten years, and It is claimed that his removal was owing to influences brought to bear upon the road master of this division by the A. P. A. Thomas Oalvin has a clean record for honesty, sobriety and strict attention to duty, and If his religious sentiments were the cause of his discharge from the em ploy of the railroad it Is to be hoped that this gross injustice to him will be re paired as soon as the facts become known to those in authority. The four Chinese laborers whose de sire it Is to visit their native land and return to the United States were today, with their witnesses, before Chinese In spector J. D. Putnam and Notary Eastln and made the necessary oath concerning their respective possession of $1000 or Its equivalent In property or debts due from solvent creditors. They were subjected to a very searching examination, and if any loopholes shall be found of which advantage con be taken It will not be resultant of the lack of vlgtl on the part of Inspector Putnam, who is a careful and painstaking officer. It is unlikely that they will experience any trouble ln carrying out their wishes, as the report of the inspector was favorable. It is stated that several more will soon make application to be permitted to visit the land of their birth and return to the United States, in conformity with the treaty between China and the United States, which was ratified on December 7, 1594. SAN DIEGO COUNTY SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO, Dec. 7.—(Regular Cor respondence.) At the meeting of the city council last night U. S. Grant, jr.; and others, representing a special com mittee of the chamber of commerce, made application for a railroad franchise through the city. The petitioners state that If the franchise Is granted they will commence construction on the road not later than January 1,1899, and complete the work, so far as the city is interested, In one year. It Is given out this morn ing that the committee has been in com munication with parties relative to the building of a railroad from here to the Colorado river, and have received such encouragement as to Justify them ln asking for a franchise through the city. At the regular monthly meeting of the board of education last night the super intendent's report showed that the at tendance during the month of November was 3116 in all schools ln the city, and the financial report showed that the school expenses for this year were 124, --487, as against 127,621 last year. Battery D, Third regiment of heavy artillery, U. S. A, arrived Saturday night on the steamer Santa Rosa, in command of Captain C. Humphreys. The men re -— — < ; ' rellsf from oos to two <to«j, and «lmo«t Invariably runs before one bottle hw been need. The Munyok I Joe Poheim's $15.50 Suits 1 | Afatfe fo Order j | Are the belt In the country. | "WHY?" Because they are well % cut and well made and guaranteed 4 to fit. All goods thoroughly shrunk # I have received too pieces of I All-Wool Suiting, % \ Which I will make <n to order for. I $15.50 and $17.50 a Suit. I Well worth $25 and $27.50. | Csll early to (et first choice, ss they « are going like hot cakes. jj I Joe Poheim, The Tailor, | I 143 5. Spring St., Los Angeles. j| ffcs^s«»sssgs^sja^sgsssss^wrasf^ Garland Stoves and Ranges "The World's Best" J Michigan Stoves and Ranges Always Dependable Neat lo Quality to "Garlands" Asthma, Consumption, Diabetes — My upeainltiej Evidence! of cure* pre sented. Consultation free. Hours, oto S, Dr. Pilkington, 530 So. Hill St. Great Lamp Sale... Crystal Palace ■ - Wl£%? C. F. Heinzeman Druggist and Chemist 222 N. Main St., Los Angeles Prescriptions carefully compounded a*> er nlgbc mained on the ateamer all night, and] yesterday were taken to their new quar leavlng last night Company H, In corn tors at the barracks. By the steamer mand of Captain Parker, took Its de parture for San Francisco, and from : there will go to Angel island. The Garrettson Investment company, has tiled articles of incorporation, with si capital stock of $150,000, and la sub scribed by members of the family. The regular monthly count of the mon ey on hand with the county treasurer was made this morning, when $234,437.8( was accounted for, or 2 cents more than required by the auditor's books. Vincent Llucla, who had been a resN dent of this county for the past 29 years, died yesterday at his home at Old Town, and was buried this afternoon ln tha Catholic cemetery. The estate of the late H. W. Gould has been'appralsed at $68,824.35, of which $64,4 000 consists ln real estate ln this city. U. S. Grant, jr., yesterday purchased) a choice residence site ln this City, BXhf 100 feet, for $6000. George Cwetta, aged 20, whose parents reside at Oceanslde, was sent to tha county hospital yesterday to recoves from an attack of mental aberration. SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SANTA BARBARA SANTA BARBARA, Dec. 7.—(Regulafj Correspondence.) R. A. Lang, general secretary of the T. M. C. A., has re signed, and at a meeting of the board, of directors last night the resignation was accepted. No successor has yet been selected. The T. M. C. A. has leased the trolley line for December 21st and will put In' young lady condctors. The receipts will be for the benefit of the asosclatyon. ! An Impossible Task aas> «i _ Tin... <Im*»4> eVAIf W SI SI—I Mrs. Brown—Why don't you keeja your husband from scorching;? Mrs. Black —I can't. He Is dead. HARES AND HOUNDS Entries for Next Sunday's Coursing Matches Now Open Entries for next Sunday's coursing matches at Agricultural park are now open and will be received by the secre tary at No. 143 South Broadway until Thursday evening, when the drawing _ takes place. Entrance fee, 21.50, with liberal purse added. Entrance fee must accompany the nomination. Entries open to all. Address all communica tions to the secretary, 143 South Broad way. All information furnished on re quest. No dogs allowed on the ground except those entered ln the racet. Free) admission to park for owner and handles of each dog. Tickets furnished by sea* rotary at time entries are filed.