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Fight Begins and Promises
ALL POINTS BEING CONTESTED
MRS. CREEDE OWNS TJP TO SIX
HUSBANDS THUS FAR
A Habitual Morphine Fiend, and
Weak Minded—What the Plain
tiff Expects to Prove
The legal fight over the valuable es
tate of the late Nicholas C. Creede has
begun, and judging by tbe preliminary
skirmishes yesterday every point ot
contest will be stubbornly combated.
At 2 oclock yesterday the contest
opened in the probate department of the
superior court before Judge Clark. The
law firm of Finlayson & Finlayson, with
W. J. Hunsaker, as associate
counsel, are representing Mrs. Creede.
the contestant in the case, while Henry
T. Gage, attorney for John T.
Jones, in the lntter's capacity as
executor of the will, D. K. Weller, of the
law firm of Jones & Weller, and W. I.
Foley, all appeared for the proponents
for the will.
Just as a preliminary rattle and to
open the contest with due eclat Mr.
Gage objected to the reading of the
pleading for the reason that, as he con
tended, the contestant had no standing
In court. Inasmuch as Mrs. Creede had
confessedly, under the pleadings,
signed a paper of separation from the
late Nicholas C. Creede and had signed
away all claim upon his estate, she
had no rights, counsel contended. In the
premises. Numerous authorities were
cited to sustain the claim raised and
then counsel urged that under the law
of recisslon if the contestant desired to
gainl standing the agreement referred tv
should be rescinded and the $20,000 con
sideration refunded to the estate.
SPARRING FOR AN OPENING
Mr. Finlayson had a crack at this
proposition, and urged that if a contes
tant gave notice of an Intention to pro
duce evidence tending to show that
the agreement itself was fraudulent Un
law quoted by Mr. Gage would not ap
ply. Falling that he conceded that the
court could only assume tho contract
to be a valid one, and the rule-of frecis
sion would apply. In this case, how
ever, counsel argued that no offer of
recisslon could be necessary for tin
contract is not only voidable but con
trary to public policy when taken in
connection with the surrounding cir
cumstances that would be testified to.
Mr. Finlayson conceded that contes
tant had signed a deed, but he argued
that if $20,000 was paid it was by way of
advancement,- and the law contemplates
that in such cases the heirs receiving
such advancements shall be charged up
With the amounts.
Judge Clark overruled the objection
to the reading of the pleadings, holding
that evidence might be Introduced to
show that the contract had been re
scinded, had been obtained by duress or
by fraud. The question of recisslon he
took under consideration as evidence
to go in subject to the objection made.
The court held that it must be first
shown for the contestant that she was
the wife of Nicholas C. Creede, and next
that such circumstances be shown as
would necessarily avoid the legal effect
and binding character of the contract
of separation of Jan. 2, 1897, by which
Mrs. Creede resigned her claim on the
ONE SIDE OF THE CAPE
Mr. Finlayson then made his opening
statement to the court of what he ex
pected to be able to prove. It was quite
a racy resume. Close behind him sat
Mrs. Creede. attired very soberly and
wearing gold-bowed spectacles that
gave her an air of dignity. A lady
friend sat by her side and attended ti.
her little wants for Mrs. Creede ap
peared to be somewhat under the
Counsel divided the case into three ul
Was the contestant the wife of Nich
olas C. Creede?
Is the agreement she signed binding?
Is the will a forgery?
In those three propositions there Is a
basis for such fighting material as would
suffice to set hall' of the Los Angeles bar
spatting at one another with all the
venom of the noted Kilkenny cats, of
WAS IT A TRUE MARRIAGE?
"We will offer a certified copy of the
marriage certificate," continued Mr.
Finlayson, "the ceremony taking place
at Las Vegas, N. M., in May, 18!>3, and
signed by Chief Justice O'Brien; about a
dozen letters written by the deceased
Nicholas Creede, acknowledging con
testant as his wife the complaint Bled
by him for divorce. In which he alleged
that she was his lawful wife and also
put upon the witness stand a woman
who lived for years with the couple as
cook, in Colorado—for they lived to
gether as man and wife before being
lawfully united—and later in New Mex
ico, We will also examine Mrs. Creede
"We understand that the other side
■will contend that the conteatant had a
Highest Honors—World's Fair,
Oold Medal, Midwinter Fair.
A Pare Srape Cream ol Tartar Powder.
, 40 YEARS THE STANDARD
previous husband to Mr. Creede. We
will not wait for that but will show that
each of her marriages was ended either
by divorce or death.
A VOID CONTRACT
"With regard to the second Issue we
will shotv that it is void as being con
trary to public policy; that it Is voidable
and not binding because obtained from
Mrs. Creede against her will, by undue
influence and duress. We will prove,
first, that the sum of $20,000 was wholly
inadequate; second, that she is a woman
of weak will and mentality—rendered
weak by the habitual use of morphine
for the past twenty years. Also, we will
prove that pressure was brought to bear
upon her, that she was without adviser,
her husband was represented by Mr.
Jones, and the deed itself was not even
certified to before an outside notary, but
before Mr. Weller, the law partner of
CREEDE'S LITTLE PECCADILI.I IS
"About six months prior to the separa
tion, Maggie Kearny came into the
Creede household. Up to that time there
had been no disagreement or jar be
tween Mr. and Mrs. Creede save those
little family differences, perhaps, of
which the court cannot take cognizance.
After that time, however, things were
different. Creedo began an illicit con
nection with this woman; Mrs. Creed"
had evidence of It, and she finally con
sented to sign the instrument, believing
her husband would be weaned from
Maggie Kearny by her absence, and send
for her to return. So well founded was
her belief that shortly before his death
ho did say he was going to 'send for the
OUT ON THE DESERT
"Mrs. Creede, too, was a partner In nil
of her husband's ventures. The estate
is probably worth about 1800,000, and in
that ease she is entitled to $150,000. In
1891 she. Creede and Sherman Phifer en
tered Into an agreement to go out pros
pecting and share equally in the pro
ceeds of the trip. When the start was
made Phifer was too ill to join them, but
he did so later. The contestant—then
known as Lou Patterson —went out on
the desert and cooked for the two men.
and at the place now covered by the
town of Creede was present when the
mine was discovered in which she had
a share. When Creede sold out he sold
more than his share of one-third —In
sold the other two-thirds. With the pro
ceeds of the sale he purchased the prop
erties he held when the instrument was
drawn and that Mrs. Creede signed, con
veying away $150,000 for $20,000.
SIGNED AWAY HER RIOHTS
"In 1870 she commenced to use mor
phine and has used it since habitually.
Witnesses will testify she is mentally
unsound and medical experts in answer
to hypothetical questions covering her
case will show such a one to be mentally
and morally weak. Two days before the
agreement was signed Creede told her
if she didn't sign 'she'd take a d- d
sight less.' Mr. Jones, as her husband's
attorney, and as her friend, advised her
to sign it. She wept copiously and gave
evidence of having been made to do
something against her will.
"With regard to the third and last
branch of the case." said Mr. Finlay
son, in concluding. "I shall make an ad
ditional statement after the propon
ents have made out their prlma-facle
MRS. CREEDE'S MANY MARRIAGES
The various documents alluded to were
then entered as exhibits In the case by
Mr. Finlayson, over the objection of the
opposition, and then Mrs. Creede was
called to the witness stand. She gave
her name as N. Louise Creede. and In
response to the question of her counsel
said that she and her late husband wen
living at Pueblo, Col., and from there j
went to Las Vegas Springs, going down
to Las Vegas to be married. Ida Brown,
who worked as cook for the Creedes,
was present at the marriage.
Being asked regarding her previous
marriages Mrs. Creede stated that her
first marriage was with George S.
"Where was that, Mrs. Creede?" in
quired Mr. Finlayson.
"in Tennessee, about ISSS."
"Who was the next?"
"A fellow named Jerome Dames at
Cape Girardeau in Missouri. That was
in 1867, I believe."
"Do ynu remember whom you were
married to next?"
"Asa Role, at St. Louis, In IS7o,'or
somewhere along there."
"What became of him?"
"We were divorced and he died, I be
lieve, in ISS3."
"What became of Dames?"
"We married in May and he died of
consumption in December of the same
"Whom did you marry n»xt?"
"Frank in 1»76. I believe he died
in the hospital at Salt Lak-City. but am
not sure. I had got a divorce trom him,
"And whom did you marry next?"
"N. C. Creede."
"Where were you born, Mrs. Creede?"
asked counsel, taking a new tack.
"Near the site of the present city of
Birmingham, in Alabama."
"How old are you?"
"I think I was 53 last July," answered
the witness dubiously.
For the time being Mrs. Creede was
retired from the stand, she really being
put on out of the intended ord>-r. This
morning the testimony will be put in in
A certified copy of the decree divorc
ing George Vandever from Nancy L.
Vandever in 1866 was filed as an ex
hibit, and also a certified copy of the
laws of Illinois, in which state the di
vorce was obtained.
At that point an adjournment was
taken until this morning.
A COMPLICATED SUIT
Another of the Wiesendanger Cases
Rises Up for Judgment
The suit of James F. Towell against
H. BchlbUßCh, J. A. Swope. L. A. Phil-
Hps, J. H. Roller, T. Wiesendanger et
als. came up for trial yesterday before
Judge Van Dyke and a Jury. The suit
was. on its face, a very simple one, be
ing merely to quiet title to lots 2, 4, 6. 8
and in in the Bills tract, but more' lay
behind the simple allegation of disputed
In making answer to the complaint,
T. Wiesendanger sets forth his basis of
claim to th" property as follows:
in August. IW7, and when Dan Mc-
Farland and j. j, Fullerton conveyed to
Louise McFarland and Josephine F.
Towell, Bister of Mrs. McFarland. there
had been collected MO, belonging to
the defendant, Wiesendanger, and
these several parties were Indebted to
him in a sum exceeding that amount for
money received on his behalf. From
that time on McFarland continued to
make collections for Wlesendanger's
benefit, and in response to repeated de
mands fur payment did up to July lys S
LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12,1898
render account showing more than $20,
--000 in McFarland's possession and be
longing to Wiesendanger. On December
30. 1887, while there was an outstanding
indebtedness of more than $10,000, the
deed was executed and delivered to
Josephine E. Towell which purported to
convey lots 1, 8, and 10 of the Patterson
tract. Fullerton owned a half-Interest
in the lots, and the consideration paid
him was paid by McFarland. It Is
charged that Louise McFarland and
Josephine E. Towell, being the wife and
sister-in-law of McFarland, gave no
consideration whatever for the convey
ance, but held the property for McFar
land up to September 13, 1889, when Mc-
Farland. his wife and sister-in-law de
livered a deed purporting to convey the
lots to James F. Towell, the plaintiff in
On March 23, 18S9, McFarland made a
deed to his wife conveying lots 2, 4, 6, S
ami 10 of the Ellis tract without any con
sideration, and on July 18, 1896, McFar
land and his wife conveyed all of this
property to James F. Towell without any
consideration, the latter being the fath
er of Mrs. McFarland and Josephine E.
In April, 1890, Wiesendanger began
three actions against McFarland for the
recovery of money collected by him, as
follows: $13,000 in the first case, $500
in the second, and $3000 in the third.
In two of these cases a writ of attach
ment Issued and was levied upon all
properties heretofore mentioned, anil
has not yet been discharged or released.
The three actions came to trial June 30.
1596, when Judgment for over $20,000 was
obtained by Wiesendanger in the first
suit, and the others were continued for
It will be perceived that the status of
the pnperty involved is somewhat com
plicated, rendered more so by other legal
proceedings since taken. Wiesendanger
contends that the deeds to the property
at present in dispute were made by Mc-
Farland with the intent and purpose of
hindering and defrauding his creditors,
and particularly the defendant, Wies
endanger, and to prevent the latter
from obtaining payment of the indebted
ness from McFarland to him, and from
collecting judgment rendered in his
favor. McFarland and his wife reside
on the Ellis lots, and Josephine E. Towell
and James F. Towell reside within less
than one block from the same place, and
they hold title, it is alleged, from Mc-
AFTER MANY DAYS
Two Burglars Captured by Deputy
White With Their Plunder
After a long hunt, Deputy Sheriff W.
v A. White very cleverly ran to earth the
i men who burglarized the premises of A.
r J. Wilkins, at Covina. on July 13th last,
y At that time the Wilkins family were
c absent from home and the depredators
r suceeded in carrying off about $400 worth
d of household linen, clothing. Jewelry
s and bric-a-brac. A reward of $25 was of
r fered, but no track of the robbers was
c discovered until a comparatively recent
Deputy Sheriff White had his suspi
t eions aroused by a couple of men living
- In a small ranch house about three miles
- below Artesla, and after tracking them
- back and forth for some time, at mid
night Monday he started off armed with
a search warrant for the ranch house of
5 Charles and Percy Collette at Artesia
He arrived there about daybreak, and
upon entering boldly charged the men
With having burglarized the Wilkins
residence last July. To his satisfaction,
and yet to his surprise, they acknowi
' edged the crime and made a clean breast
j of the whole affair. White recovered
, all of the stolen goods save a shotgun.
I which had been disposed of to a party at
A TULARE CASE
The Supreme Court Reverses a Case of
The supreme court has reversed the
trial court in the matter of the Insolv
ency of the Visalia City Water company,
which was tried in February, 1896, in the
superior court of Tulare county. Th
case was stubbornly contested at that
time, the jury finally returning a verdict
I adverse to the company. Inasmuch as
the parties in interest are Los Angeles
people the case aroused considerable
interest at the time in this city, and
some surprise was engendered at th?
finding of the court in the face of the
well corroborated facts. The reversal
of the lower court will cause satisfaction
t" a number of local residents, but prob
ably to none will it bring more pleasure
than t" F. J. Cooper, now connected with
the business office of The Herald.
| Mr. Cooper has been a heavy financial
| sufferer so far in the legal contest. H ■•
was represented by T. E. Gibbon of this
city and C. Q. Lanterman of Visalia, ami
In the present status of the case he
stands to recoup his heavy losses.
New Suits Filed
John S. Raker vs. T. J. Fleming.—A
suit to recover $320, with interest at the'
rate Of 7 per cent from Jan. 7, 1898, and .
costs, received by defendant from T. E.;
| Newlin for the use of plaintiff.
Estate of Ellse Bruning, deceased.—
i Petition of D. W. Field for probate of
will. The estate, situated in Los Ange- ,
! les county, is valued at about $300.
Union Mutual Building and Loan
association vs. W. F. Slack et al.—A suit
to recover $771 on a note and order of
Bale against five acres of the Alamitos
William G. Brown vs. James G. Ogil
vie et al. —A suit to recover $4128.80 on
certain notes with interest costs and
order of sale against certain blocks of
the Rinpau tract at Arlington Heights.
Harry Oldfield vs. Main Street and
Agricultural Railroad company.—A suit
to recover $5020 as damages for injuries
sustained by collision of plaintiff's ve
hicle with one of the defendant's cars.
Bates' Claim Upheld
Judge Erskine M. Ross handed down
a lengthy decision in the circuit court
yesterday in the well known case of
Frank E. Bates vs. the International
Colonization company of Lower Cali
fornia, in which .Mr. Bates' claim as re
ceiver of the company was upheld.
John Woodruff was brought to trial
yesterday on the charge of having em
bezzled a team belonging to G. Fetter
man, a Long Beach liveryman, in July
last. The further hearing will be con
Judge Shaw yesterday gave judg
meiit for plaintiff in the suit of A.
Hutchine vs. M. A. Noiton and Mary
Banning, for ISoOO, with 8 per cent in
terest from June 27, 1894, and order of
sale against some property near Ver
Loui Wah Hong, who was arrested
night befiore last by Inspector Putnam
and charged with having entered the
United States upon a fraudulent cer
tificate, was taken before United States
Commissioner Owen yesterday. His ex
amination was set for the 21st Inst.
Frankle Melandez, the pretty Spanish
girl, and Smith McDonald were brought
up before Justice Young yesterday for
examination on the charge ot harboring
an escaped prisoner, Charles Filklns.
Owing to three of the deputies from
the district attorney's office being In the
country, the case was continued until
Cases to Be Called in the Departments
(2451) J. J. Williams; burglary: trial.
DEPARTMENT TWO—Judge Clark.
(29048) insolvency of Theodore Friose.
(N. P. 2860) Cornelius F. Collins; probate
(N. P. 2200) Flynn minors; petition to sell
(N. P. 1541) C. W. England: certlllctate of
sale of personal property.
W. J. Roberts; petition to sell real es
DEPARTMENT Til RE.B—Judge York.
(2M19) Sentous vs. trial.
DEPARTMENT FOUR—Judge Van Dyke.
(28864) McDonald vs. Webster et al.
DEPARTMENT FIVK-Judge Shaw.
(28000) Munlux vs. McLean.
(25511) Knowler vs. Knowler.
DEPARTMENT SIX-Judge Allen.
TOWNSHIP COURT—Justice Young.
Loughead vs. Vickery; supplemental pro
ceedings; 4 p. m.
Cuppen vs. Mills et al.;triai; 9:30 a. m.
To Be Called Tomorrow
DEPARTMENT ONE—Judge Smith.
(2452) Will Ford: burglary: trial.
(2415) Wm. Hoffman; robbery; trial.
DEPARTMENT TWO—Judge Clark.
(N. P. 1762) Geo. W. Durfee; petition to
sell personal property.
(25472) Munger & Griffith Co. vs. John
DEPARTMENT THREE—Judge York.
Temp'.eton vs. Cochran.
(29679) Biddleman vs. Biddleman.
DEPARTMENT FOCR-Judge Van Dvkc
(29494) Smith Premier T. W. Co. vs.
DEPARTMENT FIVE-Judgo Shaw.
(28697) Powell vs. Jay.
(29579) Mitchell vs. Mitchell.
DEPARTMENT SIX-Judge Allen.
(25779) Wilkerson vs. Thorp et al.
TOWNS!IIP COURT-Jus::c.. Young.
Peiter vs. Rieynolds: trial; 9:30 a. m.
People vs. MeJendez. 1
People vs. McDonald; felony; 10:30 a. m.
MR. BARLOW CONCURS
In the Hawaiian Matter—Will Vote
The board of trade directors met
yesterday afternoon at 3 oclock, Presl-
dent P. M. Daniel in thi chair. Directors
Henry, New mark and Bergln w ere alto
A communication was received from
the chairman of tho railroad committee
if the National Association of Merchants
and Travelers. Chicago, Informing the
board of the action taken by that asso- |
elation, urging upon congress prompt
legislation in conformity with the re
peated recommendations of the inter
state commerce commission in the mat
ter of the anti-scalplng bill, and asking
that the board of trade take similar ac
tion. The matter was referred to the
standing committee on transportation.
A telegram was received by President
Daniel from H. H. Hanna. chairman of
the executive committee of the monetary
convention to be held in Indianapolis
during the present month, urging full
representation in that convention from
this section. It is doubtful whether dele
gates can be secured to attend. Pres
ident Daniel has the matter in charge
and, before making the appointments,
will be glad to hear from any members
of the board who are going east, that
arrangements may be mada for their
attendance as delegates.
Letters were received in response to
the resolutions sent to the senators and
representatives at Washington in the
matter of the proposed Hawaiian an
nexation. Congressman Barlow ap
proves of the action taken by the board
and says: "I concur In the Hawaiian
matter and shall vote against any prop
osition to annex."
The Sultan and Our Missionaries
The porte has demanded the recall of two
American missionaries from the provin
of Aleppo, on the pretext that their mis
sion for distribution of relief is likely to
cause disturbances, "The sick mail of
Europe." as he is derisively termed, is a»
unreasonable as hie political health Is
feeble. As a bright contrast to his obsti
nacy and stupidity, the people of America
are acknowledging far and wide the l„>n,.-
Acence of the mission of Hostetter's Stom
ach Hitters, namely, to relieve and prevent
malaria, rheumatism an<J kidney com
plaint, chronic dyspepsia, constipation and
liver trouble. The nervous, the weak and
the infirm derive unspeakable benefit from
its use. and it greatly mitigates those in.
tlrmples specially incident to advancing
years. Sleep, appetite, and a sensation :
of comfort throughout the system, ensue
upon its use. which should he regular and
persistent An early resort to this fine pre
ventive is logically suggested to tho.?e who
seek its aid.
Brown's Hot Air Furnace
louses, halls,e:c.,a specialty. 123 E. Fourth.
Wall paper, late styles, low prices, at
A. Eckstrom's, 324 South Spring street.
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JPpiiP'i^ > Corner Third and Main Streets
v ' Private Side Entrance on Third Street.
He Relates the Cause of Hie Onslaught
on Grossman to the Court
Frank Bush, a little negro lad, and
Richard Grossman, a small Isreallte.
had a fight on Monday In front of an
East First-street pool room, and' while
the scrimmage was In progress Police
man Briest pulled them both In. The
cause of the rumpus was unraveled yes
terday In the police court before Justice
Morrison. Grossman pleaded guilty,
but Bush wanted a trial.
"Do you want to be tried by the court
or by a Jury?" queried the Judge.
"Ah wants ter be tried ralte now,
Jedge," answered the young negro.
"But do you want the court to try you
or do you want a Jury of twelve men?"
"Oh, yo" kin try me, jedge. I doan'
wantor go out and find twelve men for
dat 'ar Job. It's too much trouble, sah."
After the officer had testified to the
facts of the fight, Mr. Grossman gave his
version of the disturbance, which, ac
cording to his story, was caused by
Bush's trying to carve his anatomy with
a jackknlfe while he was running away.
As it was, said Grossman, Bush had
succeeded in gashing his coat In the arm
and ripping it in the back. As proof of
his statement, he exhibited a very well
worn and badly frayed sack coat with a
slit In the middle of the torso, and he
also picked out one hole out of the many
that decorated his sleeves as the result
of Bush's carving skill.
Mr. Bush, who, though he stuttered
badly, was not devoid of descriptive
powers, soon smiled in an encouraging
way when he saw the success with
which his story was received by the
amused crowd and the court, and he told
it from start to finish with evident
"Jedge, you' honah," he said, "dls
yere's de way huceom dis falte: Me an'
dis young fellah play game pool fer a
nickel. Ho win de nickel. Den he say he
play me fer dime. I pull out one nickel
an' lay it on de table, an' while I hunt
ernother nickel he pick up fust nickel an'
run erway. Don I 'lows I gotter tatk hit
OUton he hide, an' I takes it outen he
hide, an' de' perllce he cum an' dun tote
we ter de stachun. Dats all, jedge, yo'
Bush was found guilty, and he and Mr.
Grossman will be required to take their
medicine this afternoon; meanwhile
they meditate in seclusion.
Randsburg Gold Fields by Rail
Beginning Monday, January 17th, the
Santa Ec will run a through coach Bar
stow to Johannesburg, via Kramer, con
necting with the train leaving here at 9:59
a. m., arriving at Johannesburg at 8:30 p.
m. Returning train will leave Johannes-
burg at 9:30 p. m.. arrive at Los Angeles at
S:3O a. ra. Through tickets, $7.50.
Mr. Henry J. Kramer will form a class
for adults, beginners, Monday, January
34. at S.
Terms—lo lessons $5; 20 lessons $10; refer
Latest styles wall paper at A. A. Eck
strom's, 334 South Spring street.
Onr Home' Ilrew
Mal»r £ Zobeleln's lager, fresh from their
brewery, on draught In all the principal
saloons: delivered promptly In bottles or
kegs. Ottlce and brewsry, 4-W Allso street;
Hawley, King & Co., cor. Fifth St. and
Broadway, agents genuine Columbus Bug
gy company buggies and Victor bicycles.
Largest variety Concord business wagons
and top delivery wagons. Hawlsy, King
Everything on w heels. Hawley, King 4
Co., corner Kifth street and Broadway.
Agents Victor, Keating. World and March
bicycles. Hawloy. King & Co.
BAIRD—In Qarvanra, Jan. 10. ISST, William
Scott Uaird, a native of Michigan, aired
j 31 years.
Funeral services at 10 a. m.. We dnesday.
Jan. 12th, at 1011 West Twenty-third
street. Friends invited.
SEWARD— In this city. Jan. 11. ISM. Allle
X.. beloved wife of G. W. Seward, a
native of Kentucky, aged 42 years.
Funeral will take place today, Jan. 12.
at 2 p. m.. from the new funeral parlors
of Robert Sharp & Co.. Armory building,
Spring street, corner Eighth.
FRIENDS. — Membere of
Quardtan council arc requested to attend
the funeral of otir deceased friend. B. C.
Ludlow. Funeral services from Christ
church, corner Pico and Flower, at 2 p.
m., Wednesday. By order of the council.
D. SHEA. Councilor.
VAL J. KAADEK. Secretary.
128 N. Main Street
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but never mind, it doesn't take long to say "Suits r \
and Overcoats, formerly $12.50 and gts, now \r-i (U
$9.75." Why? "Pre-lnventory." That's the YJ 1H
whole story. We couldn't tell you more in a j YV
column of fine print. L ■ I
\dN§-A Regarding the goods? That's another question.
Vrn V Don't take our opinion. There is no witness like
N V eye-witness. Such wares as these will bear scrutiny.
\i 4 Fashionable Fabrics Richly Trimmed
\ \ ) All Styles One Quality Only-the Best
ill Jacoby Bros.
<§ WHOLESALE AND RETAIL 128-138 N. Spring St
The renowned Crystal Palace is no more. Joined
hands and forces with "The Haviland," and will
shortly open at their new store, at 345-347 South
Spring: Street. In the meantime The Haviland is
holding a great reduction sale of all breakable arti
cles. Note the reductions. J* j» j» j»
Wrought Iron Banquet Lamps, with Ve-1 Set of six Imitation Cut-glass t'Jf,
netian copper font and No. 3 d»| j Fruit Dishes for 1&C
B. &H. burner, at only .... «pl. / O Gl:iss j, utter Dishi Spoonholder, Sugar
Fancy Decorated Syrup Jugs, 'JA- j Bowl »nd Cream Pitcher, in OZr
With metal tops, at only £UC ! "latching patterns, all for £OW
Sugar Sifters for only 10c ! se *Jft dome sha . de AZr
s ' v to match, good burner, only OOlv
Handsome Library Hanging d»P pa ; Blue, Terra Cotta and Green jardinieres,
Lamps reduced to 0n1y.... «pO.Dl* i with gold decoration, / }fin
Cottage Dinner Sets, with blue or brown i 6 ' inch siMl for
tloral decorations, 58 <t C C I " M *i ol,ca " Ware Jardinieres, in ombre
pieces, complete #9eAU Color effects, a rich assortment.
Thin Blown-glass Tumblers, only IP- c _' ii. c, ',' "J,".
one set of 6?o a customer. for.* 15C %Tl
Set of six Decorated Breakfast AA \ shape, at OUC
PlaUs for only * UC I Jardinieres of English Unglazed Ware in
Decorated Terra Cotta Cuspidors | P j rich colorings and raised d»| A A
reduced to IoL I decorations, at JH.UU
Itavllaad Dinner Sets reduced ! Water Sets at greatly reduced prices
243 South Broadway
fjf*t Sideboards, $12.50, $14, $16 and up
«7 Chairs, 60c, 90c, $1 and op
lOUr And Extension Tables, $4.50, $5, $6.50, $7.50 and op
Of I. T. MARTIN, S3l-3 &. Spring St.
"s. k Wellington Coal $10,50 Pet TOtl
Dallvsred to any pert ol tha city. Be certain 01 getting the getting the genuine article ua
mixed with Inferior produeti. It lasts longer and aarea money.
f-> _ •„ /-* tmm „ „ ,--, r 223 SOUTH SPRING STREET.
Banning Company ffi ft
"Where Summer Holds Full Sway"
.... Santa Catalina Island ....
Three and ono-nalf hours Imm Los Angeled, Cal. A summer and winter roiort without a conn,
terrarf on th* American continent. Grandest mountain stage road in the We«t. famous tlsti.
Ing and hunting grounds wild goats, quail aud doves la thousand*. Glass bottom boat,
revealing the wonders ol ocean's depths.
Hotel Metropnle-Ilemodeled and enlarged. Open all the year. Round-trip service dally,
extent Sunday, leaVlnx So. Pacific and Terminal depots. Los Angeles, for San Padro 9 a.m. aal
"20am.rMpceilTCly. (WMM- CO., Agents, 222 a. Spring St. Los Angola.. Cal
when others rail conanit O P< Lleblg B Co.'s World Dispensary
j/ " JV 12.1 SOUTH MAIN STRBET. The oldest Dispensary on the
,f — Coast—established 'lb years. In ad private diseases of men
if A n \ \ NOT A DOLLAR NEED BE PAID UNTIL CURED
(ur/Z CATARRH a specialty. We cure the worst cases in two or three
lil ) months. Special suriieon from San Francisco Dispensary in con-.
I fiO \\ tl stunt attendance. F.xamlnatlon with microscope, including an
il V A Ml 'I tlysls, FREE TO EVERYBODY. The poor treated free from 10 to
OvT V>'3L. 0-> 12 Fridays. Our long experlenoe enables us m treat.tne worst
/ JJS cases ol secret or private diseases with ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY
/ h atjlP Xl OF HUCCESS No matter what your trouble Is, come and talk
If. (1 >( V V^Hf\ iIV with us; you will not regret It. Cure guaranteed for Wasting
(Li DralDS ' UndeTelopedorg ' n, "noIIIs south main street, i