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For Playing the Next Game
of Politics
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
"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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
.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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
"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.' "
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.
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.
Short Session of the School Board
Investigation—One Witness
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.
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
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
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
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
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."
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'
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."
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
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.
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
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
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.

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