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A LONE HAND For Playing the Next Game of Politics POPULISTS REINCARNATED ASSUMING THE NAME OF THJ PEOPLE'S PARTY The Avowed Purpose Is True Popu listic Reform and No Fusion With Anybody Associated Press Special Wire ST. LOUIS, Jan. 13.—A new party was born tonight in the conference of the Populists and named the People's party. The People's party proposes to go it alone and has severed all connections with the national Populist committee and made arrangements for administer ing upon its estate without the aid or ad vice of any outside party. With few ex ceptions, the delegates declared them selves unequivocally in favor of going it alone in the future. The referendum system was highly complimented and recommended for use among the middle of-the-roaders in settling matters of na tional importance to the order, and there was a practical agreement among the delegates that a national presidential convention should be held this year. The entire afternoon and evening was spent In the discussion and it was not until a late hour tonight that tbe mode of pro cedure for full action was agreed upon. Finally a report was adopted as fol lows, in part: "To the People of the United States: The fusion movement consummated at St. Louis in July. 1596, and the inexcusa ble treatment of our candidate for vice president in the campaign afterward, gave rise to such dissatisfaction among the rank and file of the People's party as to threaten the absolute dismember ment of the only political organization honestly contending for the social and political rights of the laboring and pro ducing classes of the country. "It has been the purpose always of the committee to be courteous to the na tional committee and our supreme desire has at all times been to promote a har monious co-operation with said commit tee, that factional differences might be obliterated, our party preßtige regained and our organization restored to its once splendid estate. This committee feels confident of its ability to show that it is no fault of ours that the national com mittee is not present as a body today, but it does not choose to waste valuable time in wrangling over questions of offi cial etiquette. We avow it to be our sin cere purpose now, as heretofore, to pro mote in every honorable way the reform movement on true Populistic lines, and we deem the issues too momentous and the dangers threatening free govern ment too imminent to allow us to pause to consider personal grievances or af fronts or to permit wounded dignity, real or imaginary, to overshadow patriotic duties. "I'nder present conditions, our be loved organisation is slowly but surely disintegrating and our comrades are clamorous for aggressive action. "Having in vain importuned those who assumed to tie our superiors to permit us to aid them in the grand work of re organizing the People's party, that it may accomplish Its glorious mission, we now appeal to the people, the true source of all political power." The referendum committee appointed is as follows: Messrs. Dixon of Mis souri. Tracey of Texas, Reynolds of Illinois. Matsinger of Indiana and Mc- Gregor of Georgia. A number of rules were adopted for the government of the national organizing committee, among them a rule that the national organizing committee shall submit to a vote of the People's party any proposition when petitioned to do so by not less than ten thousand mem bers of the party. This concluded the work of the con ference. On adjournment of the reorganization committee of the People's party, the members of the national committee present met at the La Clede hotel and adopted the following: "Resolved. That we. the members of the national committee present, indorse the action taken by the organization committee, and recommend that its pro visions be carried into effect, believing that such action will harmonize al! dif ferences in the party." There were seventy-four members of the committee represented by members present, or by proxies and letters, who favored a joint meeting of the national committee and organization committee in the spring. Forty states were repre sented at the meeting IN THE POLICE COURT A Lewd Little Italian Escapes With a Six Months' Floater Clemente Formatosio. a lewd little Italian who. o n December 17. was ar rested by Officer Arguello for Indecently exposing his person to a small girl, was yesterday sentenced to six months' Im prisonment in the city jail by Judge Morrison. The wretch had 'at first pleaded not guilty ami wanted a jury trial, but at the time th- jury was being Impaneled he withdrew that plea anil entered that of guilty instead. The sen tence was. however, suspended during good behavior. Thomas Campbell, who Btole a mack intosh valued at .?::.nr» on ay. dnesdav from the store of Diamond Bros,, was sentenced, under his plea of gulltv to pay a fine of $60 or suffer Imprisonment in the city Jail, by Judge Morrison The case against William Hampshire arrested by Special Watchman Poster of the Bonnie Brae tract for Indecent ex posure, was dismiss.-d, because the wit nesses to the deed could not be located Louisa Johns was tried by Judge Ow ens for having disturbed the pence of Mrs. Ella Westphalen at 4o: Lake Shore avenue, on December :>. it was one of the usual Lake Shore-avenue neigh bor's quarrels. Judge Owens took the case under consideration, Susie Edwards caused the arrest of Ng Dock, a Chinese laundryman, on the 4th Inst., because he kept a vicious dog at his wash-house on East Seventh Street. Yesterday she asked that the case be dismissed, and Judge Owen= after she had paid $3 costs, granted the request. When the case of Paul Drouet, the i Alameda-street "mac," was called in Judge Owens' court yesterday morning, to answer the charge of having beaten Helen Delcour, a prostitute, the defend ant was missing. It was then learned that he had skipped to Arizona His cash bail of $25 was declared forfeited and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. John Bixby, who is a dope fiend, en tered the building of a man named Van Wyck, on San Fernando road, near the city limits, three days ago and stole a box of carpenter's tools belonging to Mr. Dorland. Justice Morrison yester day held the burglar to answer in the sum of $1500. WHAT MRS. VEZIE DID When Constable Mugnemi Tried to Eject Her From Home Mrs. V. Vezle, an old Frenchwoman, pavo Deputy Constable Mugnemi an un pleasant surprise yesterday evening, but he got even by arresting her on a charge of battery nnd sending her to the city jail in the patrol wagon. Mugnemi had received a writ of ejectment against the old woman, who has not been paying her rent regularly at the bouse she in habited on -Vow High street. The land lord wan'td her 4> vacate, but she would not. and he finally instituted a civil suit for tho recovery of bis prem ises. Last evening the deputy, armed with his writ, went to Mrs. Vesle for the purpose of throwing her belongings out on the sidewalk, and in the execution of his duty he showed her the paper. She pulled it out of bis hands and tore It to pieces. Then she went forMugneml's coat and managed to rend it. Such out rageous conduct was too much for the patient Italian, who arrested her. The old lady may also have to answer for contempt of court for tearing up the process of the Justices' court. CONFESSES HIS CRIME AND WILL RETURN THE MONEY STOLEN Isaac Irwin Expresses Contrition for the Ungrateful Robbery of His Friend, Mr. Brown SAN JOSE. Jan. 13.—Isaac Irv.-ln. alias Isaac Marvin, who was jailed last night for rebbery of E. A. Brown, this morning made a complete confession md told where the money he secured by his crime Is concealed. He said that while he was plowing he saw the officers coming and guessed their purpose. He had the coin in a buckskin sack and he Immediately se creted It by burying it when he was be hind the brow of a hill and out of sight of the officers. He says It is ail in the sack except $10. which he had given to Rancher Mcllralh. for whom he was working, to buy him some clothes. ' I Intended." said Irwin, "to secure new clothes and then strike out for the Sar. Joaquin Valley. Bakersfield being my ultimate destination. I don't know why I committed the crime. I tried to tak» Brov.n'9 trousers from under his pillow during the night, but could not do so without waking him. In the morning I (lid not try to get them by slipping them out, but fell upon him with th"? pistol and began to beat him over the head with the weapon. While pounding him the pisted was accident ally discharged, and I seized the pants and fled. I threw them away where they were found, and caught a street car going south. I left it in the southern portion of the city and struck for the hills. Except some bread and milk I liought Saturday afternoon, I had noth ing to eat until Monday morning. I got lost In the hills, or I would have been much further away. I shall plead guilty. Brown had been good to me. I never was ln trouble before and can show a good character. In Klamath, Or., where I lived for nine years. I left a good character when I left there five weeks ago." The officers took Irwin to the ranch in San Felipe Valley today to find the money. A party of officers took Irwin out to the Mcllrath ranch this afternoon and through his directions, found $3so which he had buried just before his arrest. The other $10 of the stolen money was recov ered from Mcllrath. to whom Irwin had given it to buy him needed articles of wear. Brown will, therefore, get back all of the money taken from him by Irwin. THE COURSING CLUBS Drawings for Sunday's Races—Good Dogs and Good Purses The drawing of dugs for Sunday's coursing matches at Agricultural park was held last evening at No. 14.1 Soutb Broadway. There will be an eight-dog puppy race and a twenty-etght-dog con solation race, with two match races. Weather permitting, there will be a five mile race between Robert Hackney's orse, Prince Hooker, and a tandem bi- cycle ridden by Palmer and Lacey. On the Sunday and Monday following there will be a 64-dog race for a puis" of $20.1. Following are the entries for Sunday's races: Sapling stake—Rlalto-Rattler, Lady Agnes-Rowdy, Bpeedy Glrl-Spearface, Cncle Tom-Maid of Erin. Consolation stake —Palto Alto-True Rlue. Cyclone-Butt.-. Jack 11-A Guy. Chandler-Jumbo. Sailor Boy-Fritz, Monte-Tlger, Humboldt-Foker Davis, Gypsy-White Chief, Frisco-Lemo, Beau ty-George Lavigne. Harry-Oscar, Jack I-Flora, Bounce-Hetty Green, Klon dike-General. .Match races—Flying Jib-Monday Evening, best two in three for $60 purse. Trip-Monday morning, lv st three in five for a purse of $100. The drawing for the 2S-dog stake to be run at the grounds •>( the Southern Cali fornia Coursing clul) next Sunday took place last evening at No, 247 South Broadway, The pairs were drawn as follows: Prince-Black Beauty, Juliet- Dan C Pope-Snoose, Our Sid-Reliance, Sharkey-Peachle, Antelope-Punch, Cor bett-Ben Hur, B. B. A 8.-Sallor Girl. Tip-Downing. Jack Dempsey-Sllk Jem, Sir Walter Scott-Speedwell, Queen J.- Sa.ntlago, Innocent Daisy-The Devil. Joint Mltchell-Mollie. Prises are $2".. $12.50, $«.27j. $<i.2r,. Will Ford is being tried in Department one for burglary. He and three other boys started off and burglarized several bouses between Los Angeles and Dow ney. Three of the offenders are bravely trying to foist t he onus of crime on to the youngest of the party, a tot of about 8 or 'J. - LOS ANGELES HERALD, FRIDAY MORNING. JANUARY 14, 1898 PIGEON MAIL SERVICE TO PLY BETWEEN ST. MICHAEI AND DAWSON Reports From the Gold Fields Incline the Authorities to Abandon the Relief Scheme SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13.—James Jackson arrived today from Boston with a number of carrier pigeons, whose homing instinct he hopes to utilize in the work of establishing regular communi cation between Dawson City and St. Michaels next winter. He Intends tak ing the birds to S"t. Michaels as soon as possible, and will establish stations at convenient Intervals from there to Daw son. ALASKAN RATES CHICAGO, Jan. 13.—There Is every prospect of a fight between the Cana dian Pacific and the other transcon tinental roads over the rates to the Pacific coast for those Intending to go to Aalska. When the matter of rates to Alaska first came up the Canadian Pacific said that it would demand on this business the same differential that it had been allowed on California business. The more southern routes said that the Canadian Pacilio has as good a route its any for those intending to go to Alaska and that it should not have any inferential. This matters nothing to the Canadian Pacific and it took the inferential, which it said was its due. Vow all of the transcontinental roads tnd those of the Western Passenger as sociation have determined that they ■vtll not allow the Canadian Pacific to lave any advantage over them on this jusiness and say that they will meet my rate which it may make. A mass neetlng of all tho interested lines will ie held in Chicago in the near future to ake formal action in the matter. MINING REGULATIONS WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.—1n a few lays the Treasury Department will make tnown the details of the arrangements ■ecently concluded with Mr. Sil'ton, Can idlan Minister of the Interior, respec-t --ng the transportation of gold seekers md freight to tbe Klondike. Mean vhile it is learned here on good author ty that the Canadian government is ibout to issue new customs and mining ■emulations applicable to that region. ,Ast year the Canadian government lermitted the free entry of miners' )lankets, personal clothing and cook ng utensils, in use. and one hundred lounds of food for each person, charging iuty on excess. This year customs du ies will be levied on everything the niner takes in, except practically the ilothes on his back. The Canadian gov trntnent does not wish to be niggard y, but is going to great expense to main ain police and establish courts of law. lostoffices, treasuries for the safe-keep ng of the miners' gold, offices where iraft may be obtained for gold and other onveniences and must obtain revenue o meet the outlay. Every one, regard ess of nationality, is at liberty to enter the Klondike and take up mining claims subject to the Canadian regulations, but all supplies and outfits bought out side of Canada, as. for Instance, in the l"nited Statts or England, will be sub ject to Canadian customs duties averag ing 30 per cent. VESSELS IN DEMAND SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 13.—The un precedented demand for steamers to en stage in the Alaskan trade, taken in con nection .with the engineers' strike In England, has had the effect of increasing the price of vessels for this purpose from 10 to 30 per cent. All of the available tonnage on both the Pacific and Atlantic oasts has been requisitioned and Eng lish shipyards and ship owners are being ■ailed upon to supply the demand. A British owner has refused an offer of >ver $140,000 for a steamer of 5000 tons lead weight which cost less than four years ago $125,000, and $140,000 has been iffered for a steamer of 4000 tons dead vv.-ight which cost $112,000 two years ago. New vessels are not to be had at any price. THE FOOD SUPPLY WASHINGON, Jan. 13.— Adjutant- General Btvck has a telegram from Gen eral Merriam, at Vancouver Barracks. Wash., forwarding a telegram from Quartermaster Robinson, at Seattle as follows: "United States Commissioner Jones reports to me as follows: " 'Left Dawson December 9th. No danger of starvation there. Captain Guyger, of steamship P. B. Weare. left Circle City November 21st, arrived at Dawson December 4th. Ray and Rich ardson, (two army officers), were at Cir ile City, well and comfortable when Guyger l--ft Circle City. Joaquin Miller also brought tin- same news to Dawson regarding Ray and Richardson. Steam ship Al-Ki arrived this morning, bring ing thirty-five Klondikers, many ~f whom confirm state me nt of Jones as to food supply.' " AROUND THE HORN NEW YORK, Jan. 13.—The steamer Brlxham sailed with freight for Seattle today, and upon her arrival th"re will bi ovehauled preparatory to starting foi st. Michaels. Some 255 passengers from New York and Boston will Join the vessel at Seattle. SAILED FROM SEATTLE SEATTLE. Wash., Jan. 13.—The steam schooner Lakme sailed today for Dutch Hsrbor, Alaska, with material for four river boats that are being con structed there to be used on the Yukon next summi r. The Lakme had as pas sengers sixteen mechanics and Captain Bau of th.- North American Trading and Transportatii n company. The steamer Rosalie arrived here to night from Skaguay nnd Dyea, Alaska. Among her passengers were four mm from Dawson. They bring no late news. Tbe report of Major Rucker. who was sent to Dyes recently for tho purpose of reconnoiterlrcj th-.- ground preparatory io starting tin- government relief expe dition and to interview persons return ing from Dawson on the need of relief has 1" en received here and forward, d to Brigadier-General Merriam at Van couver barracks. While the exact tenor of the report is not known, it is stated that it discourages any unnecessary ex penditure of energy and money in carry ing out tin- proposed expedition. The Mayhem Case SANTA CRUZ, Cal.. Jan. 18.—Thll morning M. Sehoedde, the veterinary surgeon recently convicted of mayhem, was sentenced to ten years' Imprison ment In Folsom. A motion for a new trial was denied. The case will be ap pealed to the Supreme Court. CLOSE TONIGHT, MAYBE WEBB'S DEFENSE TO END WITH ADAMS' EXAMINATION Short Session of the School Board Investigation—One Witness Testifies Last night's session of the school board nvestlgatton was exceedingly brief and ittle to the point. If that point was the effort to clear Webb of the charges ■ gainst him. Only one witness was ex imlned and the defense then condition ally closed Its case. The condition an tounced was that if ex-Director Adams ■ould be coaxed or compelled to attend the session tonight the attorneys for the lefense were to get a whack at him n cross-examination. It had been expected that Miss Fidelia Anderson would be placed upon the stand to tell of all the things Which Hhers had said that they had heard that lomebody else had said that she had re narked, but she was not a witness. She tad been seen by one of the attorneys or Webb and the defense were content vith what she had stated inheraltlda .•lt. which was that she had never been ipPTOached ajid had never paid for her >ositlon. This was stated to the board tnd it was announced that only one more vitness remained to be examined. Mrs. A. C. Gregory, who resides at 313 California street, was called. She was isked as to an Interview which had ap >eared in the Times which had been ac •redited to her. The statements which ihe was reported to have made/ to that >aper were read to her and she was isked whether they represented what the had really said. She did not re nember exactly what she had said, is she had no idea that she vas being interviewed. She had bought i piano from Bartlett in October, 1596. md had returned it a month later. She lad paid J25 down for the instrument, aut when she returned it she did not re :eive a cent in return. The piano cost icr Just the amount of her payment. Some time before the June election she rad been asked by Bartlett whether it lnould be possible for her to buy a ilano some time in the future, but she tad told him that she doubted her abll ty to pay for one. For more than half in hour she was kept on the stand and .vas then excused. There was no refer ;nce to Webb In her testimony and what learing the evidence had upon the case 10 one knew, save, perhaps, the defense. "The defendant rests," said Attorney tfeserve as soon as Mrs. Gregory left he stand, but his associate, Attorney )llver, interposed a condition that the lefense be allowed to introduce such portions of Adams' evidence before the superior court as it desired. He had nade this suggestion before, and stated that the expense of transcribing the uitire evidence of Adams was such as :o preclude Its preparation at the ex pense of the defendant. Judge Cheney ibjected to the admission of part of Ad ims' evidence if all was not admitted. He said it was not fair either to the board or Adams. Judge Phillips asked if there was not some way to compel Ad ams to attend. The several attorneys expressed the opinion that he could be compelled to come if he was regularly summoned. Mr. Conrey moved that he be subpoenaed by the secretary of the board, which motion prevailed. It was understood, in conclusion, that an effort would be made to get Adams before the board. The defense closed with the understanding that he would appear if It was possible to get him there. The prosecution then announced that it would be ready to proceed with evidence in rebuttal tonight, and with that the session closed. THE EBELL Dr. Bridge and His Thoughts on Uneducated Educators The general section of the Ebell met yesterday afternoon, with a full attend ance, the room being taxed in its seat ing capacity. Miss Parsons, who pre sided in the absence of the president. Mrs. Baker, announced the names of thirty-five new members. Mrs. Burn ham stated that a science section had been organized and the club was fortu nate in gaining the consent of Mrs. Comstock to act as curator; also that Miss Elsa Kassc had consented to take charge of the mothers section. Dr. Norman Bridge was then introduced and read an able and entertaining paper entitled "A Poorly Educated Educator." Dr. Bridge said, in part: "Words are tools of thought: definitions are the guides and mileposts of reasoning. If words and definitions have- the same tools to work with, they can get on: If not, they will dispute. Most discussions arise from these causes. There is said to be an entire change of words every three centuries, either from whim or love of change by writers. This muta bility has its disadvantages. Some stal- vart souls think that laws should be mmutable. that they Should never change, but the world moves, whether or not it advances. ' The definition of education is widely different from that of a century ago. Now It is denned as the fitting of the •htld for the activities of life. Ho is best ducated who knows his environment best. Education must fit a man for his life career, and careers are social. In all education the temptation is to learn too much through books. Specialism in study logically tends In this very direc tion. It Is a wide knowledge of common things that enables a man to keep away from the wall in the race for life. Only i few can be great experts; the many must lie plain, common students. Many of our educators are ignorant of many things that well-informed citizens know all about. The teacher should know com mon things and much more. We .are told that the chief thing a pupil gets from a teacher is stability and character, but if he cannot instruct in the basic princlpli s of the sciences he is not an educator. The great need of the times is for broad minded, intelligent, well-balanced, sensible people for teachers." Undelivered Telegrams There are undelivered telegrams at the office of the Western Union Telegraph company for C. V. Barton, William Woods, Miss Helen Stebbins and Joseph D, Balehelder. William Hoffman, convicted of rob bing Tom Latter at the Eagle stables, v as sentenced to two years at San Quen- I tin by Judge Smith yesterday. J. J. Williams, who was convicted of burg lary, will receive sentence on the 14th i Inst. A Startling Addition ? To the Closing Sale of Our Branch Store. To this all new stock of styl- S ish medium-priced Shoes we have secured and placed on the shelves a large y stock of <Fine Shoes X \ Comprising the work of the best makers in the world. Such brands as i Laird. Shobert & Co.; D. Armstrong & Co.; Pingree & Smith; Dugan & \ Hudson and Williams & Hoyt, in ladies' footwear. Strong & Carroll, C Rockland Co:, Banister and C. E. Copeland in gentlemen's shoes demon- S strate the high-class grade of this stock. \ This Stock Must Be Closed Quick C •••••• > . . we Can Only Quote a Few Prices Today - - S Ladies'H. T. Button and (J* / W Rockland Co., rt* mm wm S Lace Laird, Shobe.t & Co., *L \f| $$. S6 and $7 Men's *L \ Jb% t S5 and So goods, *q)o*i\jU Winter Weights **\)0» f%J ? Armstrong & Laird's Ladies' g\ mm Strong & Carroll's French Calf /]% Smm t Welt and Turn Up-to-date \7 U«* and Cordovan, odd lots, V fk k% > S5 and $6 tymmlmSO $6 and $7 .. *q)0»\jO r* Laird's Louis Heel, button $6 ft* Smm Keith's Heavy Winter Shoes, /f% <*\ mm mm > and $7, \-\ i\\ Box and Willow Calf, \ / > now tyO»\JO $S and $6 «P«J» I O S Armstrong's Winter Weight (\% f% Smm Keith's /J% -g f\mm < Colored or Black Button; \/i\ *\ Well-known \ I |J *% f was S5, now S3 goods «|/f«.7i/ J Pingree & Smith's Lambskin About 400 pair of stw pi r Lined Button and Lace, new ■% well-known brands, I ■\'\ > toes, S4, now tymmlmOU 52.50 goods %\)iaOO s All makes stylish Oxfords, /\ *■ Children's /\ p»' > odd lots; USf* Shoes - UHf* ) $2 and S3 goods ? 9J\, 30c, 73c and 7%J^ Branch Store > 104 North Spring St. - - - - L. W. GODIN AN INDUSTRIAL PARADE MEETING OF JOINT COMMITTEES TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS The Home Products Exhibition to Be Opened With Great Eclat and a Big Procession The Merchants and Manufacturers' association has received a letter from James W. Kerr, president of the Manu facturers and Producers' association of San Francisco, In reply to an Invitation from the directors to be present at the opening of the Home Products' exhibi tion here. Mr. Kerr says: "While I regret my Inability to be present with you on that special occasion, I must congrat ulate the people of Los Angeles on hav ing men of such practical ideas as In dicated by the inauguration of the ex hibition in question." Colonel Berry of the Seventh regi ment Will issue orders in a few days for all companies in this city and the one in Pasadena to participate In the parade of the 24th. General Last and staff. Colonel Berry and staff will lead the division, with the Seventh regiment band. J. C. Cline has been elected grand marshal nf the parade. A meeting of the joint committees from the Pioneers. Native Sons, Native Daughters and Merchants and Manu facturers' association was held last evening in the rooms of the latter in the Wilcox block to complete arrangements for the parade and banquet of the gold celebration on the 24th. Tbe Pioneers have agreed to turn out to at least the number of seven tally bo loads. Following them will come the Native Daughters of the Golden West, appearing for the first time in the his tory of the organization in a public parade. A young Native Daughter will be dressed as Eureka, on the state shield, and drive a chariot drawn by live horses. Three young Native Daugh ters will follow on horseback in Indian costumes. The other members will be driven in tally-hos, handsomely decora ted. In the third division will appear the three parlors of Native Sons of the Golden West in full membership, some of th" parlors being In uniform.. There will be a sixteen-mule team drawing a prairie schooner and one or more stage coaches, drawn by six horses. In the industrial section at least seventy firms have promised to par ticipate, represented by handsome Moats. The exhiblton hall will be closed during the parade and will reopen at 4:30. The procession will be reviewed in front of the exhibition hall, and the public is urged to decorate in the gold color adopted by the committee. A band concert will be given at 7:30 at the ex hibition hall, to which the public is invited. The Pioneers, Native Sons and Native Daughters will close the festivi ties of the day with a banquet, accom panied by literary and musical exercises, at Turner hall. To the regret of the committee having the matter in charge, Mrs. Jessie Benton Fremont and Mrs. S. O. Houghton have sent word that they will be unable to be present in the procession. The- former says: "Will you make for me to the Joint committee my thanks for their kind In vitation, and say to them that I regret that I cannot accept It. My very quiet life here, though preventing my taking any personal part, does not prevent my pleasure and Interest in the advance of our state." AN EASTERN ROMANCE William Van Norman and Miss Maude Thieme Married William Vernon Van Norman, son of Dr. Van Norman of San Diego, has mar ried Miss Maud Thieme, a prominent member of San Diego society, yesterday in Cleveland, Ohio. The young oouple were schoolmates in San Diego and the engagement was kept absolutely secret on account of parental opposition. The groom is a student at the Cleve land Homeopathic Medical college, will graduate In March, and is 22 years of age. Miss Thieme has been staying in Minneapolis with her brother. Unwill ing to delay their long-cherished scheme any longer, she came to Cleveland at the request of Van Norman to consummate their union notwithstanding his parents' wishes. Dr. Van Norman was Interviewed ln regard to the affair at his parlors ln the Westminster hotel. He said: "I am unable to give you any details whatever. My son merely telegraphed that he waft married. I understand that his wife Is Miss Thieme, a former schoolmate of his in San Diego. This affair is totally unexpected, and, while It was my wish that my son should postpone his Inten tions in this direction until after the completion of his education, I can but make the best of what he has considered to be essential to his happiness. I am awaiting fuller details." FRANKIE IS HELD With Scott McDoni.ld for Harboring an Escape Pretty little Frankle Melendez and Scott McDonald, the love- of her sister, Agnes, were both held by Justice Young yesterday in $1000 bonus each, to an swer the charge of harboring Frankle s lover, C. W. Filklns, who was a fugitive from justice. Inasmuch as Filklns Is now nt San Quentln, the state's prison appears not to appall Frankle at all. Yesterday she chatted gayly with tho court officials while toasting her "Trilbys" at the-steam heater. Her sister, Agnes, swore with sisterly poslttveness that Frankle tried to pre vail upon Filklns to leave the house, but he refused. The others lent the weight of their arguments to get Filkins to clear out, but he was obdurate. Frankle said to him: "You have always been a trouble to me and I'm tired of you." Sheriff Burr and his deputies testified to the capture of Filklns, and a motion to dismiss being denied, the court held that it was clear that both defendants knew that Filkins was an escaped felon tn hiding. Whether they knew that in harboring him they were guilty of a crime was another matter. Wang Yen Wah, a Chinaman, arrested for being unlawfully In this country, was brought bcore Commissioner Owen yesterday, his trial set for the 27th Inst., and was then taken back to the county Jail. In the suit of Otto Ouandt vs. B. M. Blythe et al. Judge Shaw yesterday gave Judgment that the plaintiff take nothing and the defendants recover costs. NOT USED TO SNOW YOUTH DISAPPEARS FROM A SOUTHBOUND TRAIN Got Off in His Underclothes to Ex amine and Handle the "Beauti ful" and Was Left There was a woman who arrived ay the Arcade depot yesterday morning, when the San Francisco train came In, who was frantic with grlof over what she supposed was the loss of her son by a frightful death from exposure on a snow-covered desert. She was Mrs. J. M. McKay of Oakland, who had left her home on Wednesday on her way to Join her husband, who ls superintending a mine In Mexico. She was accompanied by her son, a youth of 18, who had been brought up on this coast and of course had never seen much of snow and Ice, which lack, and the desire to satisfy It, led to what caused his mother an agony of anxiety. All went well during the trip until, a short time after they had retired to their berths Mrs. McKay awoke and not hear ing any Indication of her son being ln his section, looked, and sure enough he was not there. His clothes were hang ing on the hooks and ln the hammock, but no Blgn of the boy himself could be found. The mother waited f,or some time, thinking that he might turn up all right, but finally after the train had left Tehachepl she could restrain her anxiety no longer and gave the alarm to the conductor, who had a complete search of the train made without suc cess. There was only one theory that pre sented itself to the passengers and to Mrs. McKay, and that was that her boy had walked off the car while lri a som nambulistic condition. He had no rea son to wish to run away, and even If he had, he could just as well have taken his clothes and the money In his pockets; no one could Imagine a sane person going out of a comfortable car onto a snow-covered desert ln nothing but his underclothes for fun, and it was decided that the boy was either a sleepwalker or had gone suddenly demented. All that could be done by telegraphing to station agents and section men to look after the boy if found was attended to by the trainmen. Nothing more was heard of the youth until yeßterday afternoon, when a mes sage was received at the Arcade depot by Mrs. McKay from the conductor of a freight train which had reached a point a little this side of Tehachepi, that they had picked up the boy, walking along the track ln a nearly frozen condition, and had fitted him out with a jumper and a pair of overalls, and were bring ing him along to this city. When an ex planation was asked for as to why he had disappeared, the answer came from the conductor that the boy said that he had seen the snow on the ground when about at Tehachepi, and feeling curious about It, had Jumped off the train, think ing he could easily climb back again, but had found it Impossible to return] and had been left on the snow-strewn sand, with nothing to do but make snow balls to keep warm. He ls apparently satisfted now to go to Mexico, where no sight of "the beautiful" will tempt him to such dangerous excursions.