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AN ODD CASE
Mrs. Creede Leaves the
Court Room 111
THE DISPUTED CONTRACT
tfHE ALSO CLAIMED TO GUARD
Doctors Provoke a Warfare—Mr. Gage
Takes No Stock in the Bx-ain's
As the contestant of the Creede will
approaches the end of her case—that is.
this preliminary case, for the proving
of the invalidity of the contract is neces
sary before the main contest over the
validity of the will can be begun—the
evidence has become largely corrobora
tive and scrappy, with a notable ex
ception, however, ln the expert testi
Amid the conflict of the attorneys, the
puzzlement of witnesses, the general in
terest of the onlookers, Judge Clark
maintains a Sphinx-like attitude. While
the court generally contrives to conceal
any leaning it may have one way or an
, other, from the rulings or a casual re
imark, a shrewd observer may generally
hazard a guess that will prove approxi
mately correct. But Judge Clark raps
counsel on either side over the knuckles
•with absolute impartiality, and wears a
mask that absolutely hides the bias of
mind, one way or the other, which may
have been occasioned by the testimony
submitted so far.
One side of the story has been heard,
and on the showing made it would ap
ipear as if the much discussed contract
Iwould be knocked out. Remembering
[that Mrs. Creede was the wife of a
'very wealthy man, that as such her sta
tion in life was established, and that un
hder the law she had interest in it, it ap
pears something only short of marvelous
'that she should by contract give away
so very much for so very little. The
contract itself was as follows:
"This is to witness: That in considera
tion of the sum of $20,000, to me in hand paid
fby N. C. Creede, the receipt whereof is
hereby acknowledged, I hereby release the
it-aid X. C. Creede from all obligations or
.liabilities, of every name, nature, or de
scription to either provide for my support
t and maintenance, or from any inheritance
'I might have from his estate in case of
■Tils death: and after this date I shall have
do clajm on him for any purpose whatever;
this being Intended as a full and complete
'*>ettlement of all property interests be
tween the said X. C, Creede and myself,
and In full for any alimony that might un
der any circumstances be usked for or
allowed by myself or by any court.
And the care, custody and control of
Dorothy Hitt Creede, our adopted daugh
ter, is hereby given to the said X. C.
Creede, and 1 agree that I will not inter
fere in any manner with his Care, control
or custody of said adopted child.
"In witness whereof, I have hereunto
set my hand and seal, this 2d day of Jan
uary, 1597. LOCISA CREEDS.
"Witness: J. M. Elliott, John T. Jonas."
This document was subscribed to—not
by Mrs. Creede In person, but by Mr.
Jones, Creede's attorney, by making af
fidavit before his own- law partner, who
ls a notary public.
It will lie noted that tha contract or
agreement is of the variety that has no
specific appellation in law, but that ln
'•popular parlance is of tho "lead-pipe
cinch" brand. To give it additional
binding force and for another reason to
be referred to. it was reinforced by a
deed that—taken in connection with the
agreement—left the wife divested of
every vestige of right, title or interest
in the estate of her husband, to which, as
his wife, she had a valid claim, and left
her absolutely penniless, aside from the
$20,000 paid over to her. A very hand
some birthright, surely, to go for a mess
of monetary pottage. The mere fact,
however, of a deed having been obtained
from Mrs. Creede, it ls contended by the
contestant's counsel, goes to sustain
their claim that there actually was a
partnership between Creede nnd his wife
previous to their marriage, and the deed
was made necessary to release Creede
from responsibility on that score.
One Other point is worthy of note in
the contract, and that is that in making
mention of Baby Dorothy she is referred
to as "our" adopted daughter. As a
matter of fact, Creede only adopted Dor
othy as his daughter, and Mrs. Creede
l?ave her signed consent to his doing so.
But as other phases of the case devel
op it Is quit.- possible that some interest
ing facts may be developed along this
line, for it is understood that the claim
is made that when Mrs. Creede signed
the document giving her consent to her
husband's adopting baby Dorothy, she
was under the impression, and it was so
represented to her. that she was signing
papers of adoption in which she with
her husband figured in loco parentis to
the baby girl. With all these facts in
mind, some of tin- references made in
certain of the letters submitted in evi
dence yesterday are more easily under
THE CONTESTANT INDISPOSED
Upon court convening at 10 oclock
Mrs. Creede was recalled by the pro
ponents of the will for the purpose of
answering certain questions put by Mr.
Gage which struck at the very root of
the controversy regarding the validity
of the contract.
"You had been contending with Mr.
Creede for 125,000 instead of $20,000, had
you not" Inquired Mr. Gage,
"After I had already signed the con
tract 1 asked him lor that," was the an
"But hadn't you talked with him bo
fore about it"
"No, I never talked with him about it
"And did you never ask Creede nr
Jones for more than $20,000?" persisted
"I don't think I ever asked Jones for
anything. I told Creede that I was going
away next day and asked what good
$20,000 would do me; I couldn't buy a
home with it. He said be would give me
more by and by. lint i had signed the
contract when I had that conversation
on the Sunday.
"You spoke of Hunter as having been
the confidential agent or On ede; Is that I
one of your letters to him?" (submittina
In the letter Mrs. Creede referred to
having already made up her mind befor<
seeing Hunter, to leave. An Inquiry wui
also made regarding Judge Lamme am
how he came out, as the writer knev,
"he was standing on his head." In s
later letter Mrs. Creede again referrec
to Judge Lamme by saying: "I am no'
one bit afraid of Judge Lamme."
This Lamme is the one you spoke tc
about the agreement, is it not?" in
quired Mr. Gage.
"There is only one Lamme, Mr. Gage,'
interjected the court.
"Well," responded Mr. Gage, laugh
ingly, "if the court takes Judicial notice
of that, it is all right."
All of these letters were written by
Mrs. Creede from luka. Mississippi, and
referred almost entirely to the divorce
suit which her husband Instituted
against her, but which apparently fiz
THE DIVORCE SUIT THAT FAILED
The following are extracts from the
most important letter of the series, and
while Mrs. Creede appears to have been
short ln spelling and long ln capitals,
the sense ls easy to be made out:
ITJXA, Miss.. April 19. 1597.
Mr. Cal F. Hunter—Dear Sir: 1 am Just
in receipt of yours of the 14th, and must
say that I am surprised at your saying
that Creede Made his plea on as mild
growns as poslahle I would like to know
how Mutch worse he could Make i! for it
is a lie from Heglnnlng to ending and More
ls to the point I can prove it and that ls
what counts I law the Idem of him a .Mak
ing a great Itlow about (fee a taking
Morphine Why him ami I both took it
Before wee were Marled and he and his
Nephew both new It for I never made a
pretense of hiding It now that 1 can prove
& I can prove that the largest amount that
I bought In Los Angeles I Bought for
him for I can't take Morphine In Tablets
form as I can prove By Doc Alnsworth &
I can also prove By him that I was so
uneasy about Creede taking so Mutch In
Tablets that I got him to send some of
them to San Francisco to see If their was
anathlng In them that could harm him...
I think even Creede as cunning as he
thinks he Is will see a point & I hardly
think he can get everybody to swear to a
lie even for Mr Creede for cverone are not
Infidels now Creede has told me that he
would not scruple to swear to a lie for a
friend & so you see It would not stop him
from swearing lies on Mcc & I will make
him prove them if he goes to far.
Now I won't beg any
longer for the Baby to Bee given to Mcc
on the terms that I have already Men
tioned to you Just ns soon as you get this
I wont wait one day after the time for
you to answer I will that verry day if I
dont get s satisfactory answer I will send
In My Deposition long Before the 30 days
are up & as for notoriety is concerned I
don't care a straw now if there is any more
of my faults that Creede wants to show up
tell him to show them up I don't think It
will help him any I am ready now for any
thing that will help to show us Both up
tell Creede that he knows I never of My
own free will went Back on him & I wont
commence now so let him tell what few
truths he has held hack & and all together
with the lies he has already told if it dont
Make a Beautiful Laughing S:ock of us
Both then lam Mutch Mistaken as for
My coming Hack then I have nothing to
fear for I have got nothing that any one
can take, nothing but my home here and
it aint worth as Mutch as the law allows
As to the Baby 1 admit that at first I
did not want us to take her But after wee
did take her I got to Lovu the Little Moth
erless child & feel that I am In great Meas
ure responsible for bur welfare & no Man
can take care of her that I will nor nei
ther will a hlerd Person love and care like
I Both can & will A: I know that what I
ask Is reasonable for God knows that a
child is a great care on anyone But I
Love the Utile Darling & won't mind the
trouble Mr. Hunter.
(Signed) LOUISA CREEDE.
After the letters had been submitted
Mrs. Creede left the witness stand In a
nervous and apparently hysterical con
dition. Mr. Gage's questioning was
ended, however, and Mrs. Creede, ac -
companied by her maid, left the court
E. C. Robinson, clerk In Trout's drug
store, was recalled by the contestant,
and testilled that prior to January 2.
1597, he had sold and delivered to Mr.
Creede morphine many times in quan
tities valued at from $5 to .sls. These
were wholesale packages, and no record
was kept of them. Only small quanti
ties in broken packages were registered
in compll ance with the law. In mak-1
ing purchases Mrs. Creede would get
from three to eight bottles Of the powder
and four or five bottles of the tablets.
A PUZZLED EXPRESSMAN
The next witness was Morris J. Fitz
gerald, an expressman, and his testi
mony was of particular importance as
casting light upon Mrs. Creede's mental
condition about the time when the con
tract was signed, and when she left her
"I was around to the back door," said
the witness, "to move her trunks, and
after I had loaded about half up Mrs.
Creede came and asked me what I was
going to do with the things. I told her
I was going to take them to West Sev
enth street, and then she said I had bet
ter tako them off or she'd have me ar-
rested. I unloaded, and w hen I had I
done thnt she bade nn- load up again.
She inquired where Rltchey, th.- hack-1
driver, was. and asked me to go to the
drug store and ring him up. 1 did so.
and. upon returning, told her that
Rltchey was not at the stand. She then
sent me back to find out when he would
return. Just then wo saw a hack ap
proaching, and it proved to be the one
she was waiting for. I started to drive
off, when she ordered me to slop, again
threatening me with arrest. In a little
while she told me to drive on, she in the
hack driving alongside. When half way
to Seventh street she ordered me to drive
down to the Hollenbeck hotel. Mrs.
Creede appeared to be very nervous,
and at times was crying, for I saw her
brushing the tears from her eyes."
THE EXPERT TESTIMONY
At this point O. Gibson Vance, another
of Trout's clerks, was put upon the
stand to corroborate the statement that
Mrs. Creede purchased morphine in
wholesale packages, of which no record
was kept, the law not demanding it.
Then began the taking of expert testi
mony. Dr. H. o. Bralnerd was first
summoned to the witness stand. Hav
ing made a special study of mental and
nervous diseases, he spoke with author
ity. He testified that the habitual use
of morphine tends to weaken the moral
character and impair Intellectual ca
pacity. To some extent there may be
a modification, so far as reasoning
ability is concerned, but none on the
moral side. The Intellectual weaken
ing would show, if some sudden demand
or pressure should be made upon a per
son, when the will power would not be
Mr, Flnlayson put the witness a hypo*
thetioal question covering all—even the
minute details of Mrs. Creede's case, and
which occupied about ten minutes in
reading. In response Dr. Bralnerd said
that such a woman was not In a normal
mental condition. While perhaps not
Insane, she was not in possession of nor
mal reasoning power, nnd her emotions
were not under control. Speaking gen
erally, her will power would be weal; by
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 15, 1898
reason of being a habitual übbt of mor
On cross-examination Mr. Gage la
bored assiduously to weaken the foroe
of the doctor's diagnosis of Mr. Creede's
condition. Several of the ponderous
medical works from which he quoted,
however, were not known by the wit
ness, and a third was pronounced by
him not to be up to date, although an
excellent work fifteen years ago.
"Don't you know," queried Mr. Gage,
"that some morphine users have been
men of great intellectual ability and
are the authors of authoritative medical
and legal works?"
"No, I do not," responded witness mod
estly, and as If ashamed of his own Ig
norance. "There may sometimes be In
tellectual activity, but not exactly ln
The witness went on to explain that
while intellectual activity might be
stimulated, indeed, the power of origin
ating ideas would be lost, and intelli
gence would be displayed only along
lines of mental action that were famil
A RED FLAG OF VERBIAGE
Dr. A. Stanley Dolan, assistant super
intendent nt the Southern California
state hospital at Highland, gave some
very interesting testimony as illustrat
ing the mental status of morphine ma
niacs and as casting light on Mrs.
Creede's general condition and partic
ularly on the day the contract was
Witness stated that a habitstnl user of
morphine could take thirty grains a day.
Where the perspiration started out It
wits an indication that the full effect of
the drug was operating on the glnnds of
the skin. After abstaining from mor
phine—missing the usual dose—there
would be nervousness ami depression,
and after taking a dose there would be
intoxication to the extent of the amount
taken. Tho benevolent faculties would
be affected and in consequence the per
son would be generously inclined. The
will power would be weakened and the
person bo more susceptible to influences.
Such people are usually impulsive and
act on the spur of the moment nnd there
is conf"usion in the co-ordination of
Dr. Dolan stated that he saw Mrs.
Creede in November last, but strenuous
objection was made to his testifying as
to that. As to the hypothetical question
put to the previous witness. Dr. Dolan.
in response, stated that such a woman
as mentioned by counsel would, owing
to depression and confusion of ideas, not
be of sound mind.
"I don't know." said witness," that I
would deem her insane in the accepted
sense, but her will power and Intellect
would be impaired. I don't think she
would have full appreciation of what
she was doing in signing the instru
A sharper attack was made upon the
theory of Dr. Dolan than upon that of
Dr. Brainerd by Mr. Gage, and that is
saying a good deal. He Was asked his
opinion of the woman who could for
three hours sit on the witness stand and
give her testimony without nervous
ness and answer sensibly and to the
point all questions asked.
"Many of our actions and thoughts
are automatic," the witness responded.
Talk about a bull in a china shop!
It was as nothing to the scorn of Mr.
Gage for the answer of the witness.
"I've asked you questions and you
have answered them. Now which were
automatic?" sarcastically queried coun
The skirmish would have been highly
edifying to a Jury, but it lost its force
somewhat before the court. When Dr.
Dolan got a c hance lie explained what he
meant by "automatic."
"We walk automatically." said he.
"and conversation is generally largely
automatic. I mean that our will power
is not called at all times into play. If
new ideas are not generated by an effort
of will, then Intellectual power and con
centration of thought are not neces
"If an editor goes into his sanctum and
writes a powerful editorial, do not the
intellectual powers have play?" inter
"A good many of them are automatic,
aren't they doctor?" inquired the court.
"Yes," answered the witness, "and the
fact is, Mr. Gage, that what a person is
accustomed to do is done largely auto
matically, as it does not require the same
amount of thought or mental effort."
tin redirect examination Dr. Dolan
said that it would be possible for Mrs.
Creede to sit upon the witness stand for
three hours and answer all questions
lucidly and yet do so largely in an auto
matic way. Being acquainted with all
th.- details of the case, and having
thought over it for months, little mental
effort would be necessary to answer
questions bearing upon matters to eon
! Bid.-r which her brain had become ac
customed. He also stated that while
morphine in continued use generally
emaciates, such a thing is not an inev
itable result. Those persons who can
retain it may assimilate food and fatten,
j but they do so at the expense of the mus
Drs. McCormack and Wernigk also
testified along similar lines, and then
an adjournment was taken.
NOAH LEE IS FREE
Discharged on a Demurrer by Judge
j Noah Lee, the young man not yet
tw. nty years of age, who was charged
j with Implication in a train robbery that
j took place In Texas, was yesterday dis
charged from custody by Judge Well
born In the district court. The decision
was based on the demurrer made by
Lee's counsel, Curtis D. Wilbur, esq., to
the jurisdiction of the Texas court which
caused the boy's arrest.
'I'll.- alleged offense was committed
in Atoka County, in the Choctaw nation,
in th.- Indian Territory, on June 24. lSf(3,
in what is claimed to be a murderous
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assault attempted on the person of W. P.
Danforth and others. The Indictment
against Lee was found ln the Federal
District Court for the Eastern district
of Texas. Counsel for the defendant
claimed that this court had no right to
apprehend Lee, as the offense being com
mitted in the Indian Territory the Fed
eral Court of that Territory alone had
the right to bring the initial step in his
Judge Wellborn, in nn extended opin-
sustained that view in the
matter, holding that while the Texas
court formerly had the required juris
diction, a recent act of congress
which was passed. however, be
fore the alleged offense was com
mitted, gave the class of crimes with
which Lee is charged to the jurisdiction
of the Territorial court, and that there
fore he cannot be held on any process
of the Texas tribunal. Lee wus accord
ingly ordered discharged.
New Suits Filed
Main Street Savings bank vs. Graol
euse Sartiat et al. —A suit to recover
$519.92 on a note and certain sums due
for assessments, $108.98 attorney's fees,
and order of sale against lot 7, block 15,
O. W. Childs 200-lot tract.
Estate of Mary T. Knox, deceased -
Petition of Lucy S. Blanchard for let
ters of administration. The estate is
value d at $«30.
Estate of J. K. Johnson, deceased —Pe-
tition of A. C. Johnson for probate of
will. The estate is valued at $1700.
Susan Richards vs. City of Los Ange
les —Complaint to quiet title to lots 71.
74 and 75 of the subdivision of the prop
erty of Don Manuel Reeiuena.
Juanita A. Gless et al. vs. J. M. Boal—
A suit to recover $360, being twelve
months' otlice rent in the old postoffice
building, 10S North Spring street.
Bernardino Guirado vs. Charlie Fook
—A suit to recover $1000, with 12 per cent
interest, 10 per cent of the amount for
attorney's fees and order of sale against
certain land in Chinatown.
Estate of William B. Dole, deceased—
Petition of Arthur M. Dole for letters of
administration. The estate is valued at
Bad Spanish Boys
In response to a letter from Marshal J.
W. Cook of San Luis Obispo, under date
of January sth. ln which a Spanish boy
14 years old, named Johnny Valencia,
and another, named James Layva, were
accused of stealing letters from post
office boxes, t'nited States District At
torney Flint advised their arrest.
Yesterday another letter arrived, an
nouncing that both boys were under ar
rest, with two charges against Valencia
and one against Layva, with bail fixed
at $500 in- each case. Both entered a
plea of "not guilty." Their examination
Is set for the 22nd Inst.
J. J. Williams, convicted of burglary,
was sentenced yesterday by
Smith to one year in the penitentiary.
Ross T. Hickoox was admitted to prac
tice in the district court yesterday on
motion of Tnited States District Attor
ney Frank P. Flint.
Mary Bentley, charged with disturb
ing the peace, was discharged in the
township court yesterday, tt developing
that it was a mere neighborhood row In
which she had been concerned.
J. M. Vena, a colored man, was yes
terday arraigned before Justice Young,
on the complaint of M. It. Cohn, son of
the pawnbroker, who charged him with
an assault with a deadly weapon.
The application for a writ of habeas
nrpus ln the case of Augustus E. Peck
was presented to Judge Wellborn yes
terday in the district court by Attorney
W, P. James, and was submitted for
Will Ford was acquitted of burglary In
Department one yesterday, after Assist
ant District Attorney 'Williams had fold
the jury It was such a clear case against
the youth that he would not detain them
with argument. Later in the day Ford
was re-arrested on a similar charge.
Will Sehaefer is now being tried for be
ing concerned with Ford and two other
boys in several burglaries.
Cases to Be Called in the Departments
DEPARTMENT ONE—Judge Smith.
(2460) John Woodruff; embezzlement; sen
(29012) A. B. A. Bates; contempt; hearing.
(2l'.<S) Ashery Fezell; grand larceny; ar
(24901) J. A. Colcord; grand larceny; ar
(2462) Will Shafer; burglary; trial.
(2443) Vincente Sepulveda; appeal; hear
DEPARTMENT TWO—Judge Clark.
(29840) M. Duck vs. W. Luck.
DEPARTMENT THREE—Judge York.
Mullally vs. Townsend.
DEPA KT.MENT Van Dyke.
DEPARTMENT FIVE—Judge Shaw.
(29211) Brown vs. Brown.
(28774) Summer-field vs. Russell.
DEPARTMENT SIX—Judge Allen.
(28102) city of Dos Angeles vs. Everett
<2'.<m> Gibson vs. Prltohard; trial.
(1981!)) Thomas vs. Gates.
TOWNSHIP COURT—Justice Young.
Cochran vs. Bayles; 4 p. m.
Blackburn Catches a Mob
Officer Blackburn arrested eleven
white men, most of whom gave aliases,
in a Chinese hop and lottery Joint at
115% East Marchessault street, near the
Plaza, They were playing poker and
other games for money. Blackburn was
armed with a search warrant and look
ing for Chinese lottery tickets. He sent
for the patrol wagon and landed the
eleven men in the city jail, where they
are temporarily booked as suspicious
Wall paper, late styles, low prices, at
A. A. Eckstrom's, 324 South Spring street.
HE SLEPT IN THE SNOW
CUSTER M'KAY'S SOMNAMBU
Walked Out of His Sleeping Car and
In Time to Save His Lite
Custer McKay, tho eighteen-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. James L. McKay,
of Oakland, came within fifteen minutes
of being frozen to death at Tehachapl
Wednesday night or Thursday morning.
A partial account of his adventure was
published In The Herald of yesterday,
but the details learned later show that
the young man had a most peculiar and
Mrs. McKay and her son left Oakland
on Wednesday for Mexico by the South -
crn Pacific train for this city. All went
well until after the cars had left Te
hachapl, where the mother noticed that
her son was not ln his berth, and, after
making a rapid search of the car, she
gave the alarm to the conductor. It was
soon discovered that the boy was not on
the train, and as his clothes were in his
berth, and his shoes ln the car aisle, it
was evident that he must have made his
way to the open, clad only In his under
clothes and in his stocking feet.
The night was a bitter cold one, and on
the ground there was from six to eight
Inches of snow. For a warmly clad
man to be exposed to the weather at
such a time would have been risky, but
for a lad with nothing but undershirt
and drawers, wandering on the moun
tains under such circumstances was
almost certain death.
The telegraph gave warning of what
had happened to station agents nnd sec
tion men, and the distracted mother
came on to this city. Her condition was
pitiable in the extreme. Miss Hall, the
telegraph operator at the Arcade depot,
did all that could be done to comfort her.
and the best of care was betsowed on
her by the officials of the road, but it was
feared that she would become frantic.
At last came the news that the boy had
been found and was alive, though he had
been frost-bitten, and had had the most
narrow kind of an escape from death.
From the first dispatches on the matter
it was gathered thnt he had left the oar
just from a sudden freak to see the
snow, with which he was not familiar,
and had not been able to get back on the
train. On his arrival, however, it was
ascertained that he had been the subject
of somnambulism. He had gotten out
of his berth and walked out of the car,
the attack happily seizing him while
the train was at the station at Tehaeh
api. Here he had wandered about while
sound asleep, and finally had lain
down in the snow, and comfortably
started on his slumber of death, when
one of the railway men. going home
from the depot, happened to stumblo
over his snow-covered body, and, seeing
what the obstacle was. had secured help
and took the young fellow to the depot,
where a doctor was summoned. The
physician said that If he had been left for
fifteen minutes longer he would surely
have perished. As It was. It took the
hardest kind of work to bring the boy
to consciousness, and his legs and feet
were found to be badly frost-bitten. On
his reaching this city, more effective
treatment was given to him, and he was
made able to continue his Journey,
though he will not recover from his ad
venture for some months.
IN THE POLICE COURT
Henderson's Slungshot and His Pile
Were in His Pocket
Virginie Vigler, an old French woman
of New High street, who tore up a writ of
ejectment and Constable Mugnemi's
coat as he was proceeding to pile up her
furniture on the sidewalk on Thursday
afternoon, pleaded not guilty to the ac
cusation of disturbing the peace In Jus
tice Morrison's court yesterday after
noon. She will be tried today.
A filthy looking young man named
Had Henderson, who was arrested on
Thursday by Officer Zlegler for carrying
brass knuckles, was lined %'t yesterday.
In extenuation for having this concealed
Weapon upon his person. Henderson
pleaded that the state of California has
a very hard name for harboring highway
robbers, and he did not want to lose his
money, $50.60, and in order to save that
also from greedy hotelkeepers he room
ed at the Good Samaritan at 5 cents per
Trinidad Suarez, a little, wrinkled
Mexican woman, was fined $3 forgetting
drunk and going to sleep on the siite
walk. She said she would take the days,
but complained because the prison
board did not include chile con came.
Before Judge Owens the case of Mrs.
Biebesheimer, accused of shoplifting,
was again continued, and is to be reset
at some future date for trial.
The following license was issued yes
terday from the office of the county
Robert W. Page, a native of North
Carolina, aged 30 years, and Emma W.
Thomas, a native of Virginia, aged 30
years, both residents of Los Angeles.
W. S. Hook of this city was a guest at
the Imperial, New York, on Wednesday.
Latest styles wall paper at A. A. Eck
strom's, 324 South Spring street.
Onr Home Ilrevr
Maler & Zobeleln's lager, fresh from their
brewery, on draught In all the principal
saloons; delivered promptly ln bottles or
kegs. Oftlco and brewery, 440 Aliso 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. Hawley, King
Everything on wheels. Hawley, King &
Co., corner Fifth street and Broadway.
Agents Victor, Keating,World and March
bicycles. Hawley, King & Co.
JPBjspi., Private Diseases
Established Twenty Years
It was Caused by a Nervous Affection, i
Rendered One Arm Lifeless.
From the Timet, Paolo, Saneae.
A happy family i» that of Mr. Jama* Mc-
Kinney, of Hillsdale, Kansas, on whom a
Timet reporter recently called. His busi
ness with these people was to learn the facte
for his paper of the oure of their thirteen
year-old daughter from a case of nervous
prostration, and the facts were learned from
Mrs. McKinney herself, who quickly told
the following story:
"The mat perceptible result of her ex
treme nervousness was apparent in a halting
step of the child in her right limb," said the
mother, "and a pbysleian waa called in to
attend her. No apparent change coming,
another doctor was called to attend her.
She continued to grow worse, although we
thought the doctors helped her, until she
lost tne use entirely of her right arm, which
hung listless and apparently lifeless by her
"The physicians finally told us," con
tinued Mrs. McKinney, "that Mary would
outgrow it in time, but by accident, my
husband picked up a circular in his shop,
which so highly recommended Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People, that we concluded
to try thorn. Mr. McKinney procured a
box at Grimes' drug store in Paola, and we
began by giving Mary a half pill at a time,
and gradually increasing to one pill at a time
and before we had used one box we could
see they were doing Iter good. This was one
year ago. Site hud been suffering at that
time for four years, under the doctors, and
we were so encouraged over the good effects
of the use of Dr. Williams* Pink Pills, that
we continued to use them, and the child
X For Sunday, the 16th Inst.
fj Ghosts Guide
S |^»^|jkL v a Great Writer
O William T. Stead, the Lon-
X: '"■ v i|^;^'^^jvl < 'fr— don editor, ijive.s his rea-
O 1 ••• .' sons lor having yielded
y ' \ < to the control of spirits.
8® ■a»»t^^i^S*^^^^i f • He will write, think and
, ' act i ust as they tell him.
© } The weird and curious
X; notion of his communion
q The Chairman of the Senate Census Committee.
©, H« Croneschild on "The Big Four" of Opera.
X \ Ellen Osborn, the authority on 'Fashions.
© \ Secretary of Agriculture, James Wilson.
5y \ United States Missionaries in Alaska.
0 Some \ na Goodwin's Letter roni Paris.
5y \ Dobinson on Morality of the Stage.
Xof the \ Augusta Prescott's Girl of 1898.
<V Contrib- \ Anderson's Short Story.
X: Utors tO \ Hayden Carruth's Serial.
Q Next \ Everett T. Tomlinson.
01 C A f \ Rarely racy Raconteurs.
X| ' \ Annie Laurie. Wtfods.
5 Issue \ Life-like Illustrators.
X \ Do Not Miss It.
j*s Corporal Punishment •
6| In the Public Schools
X< From the Parent's ~\
x| From the Teacher's >■ Point of View
Jr \ From the Child's )
Oi By Eva Mitchell Cook
Q Use of Camels In %r : &
Xs Indian Warfare W*sJ^!
C> John Kaestner writes from Quet-
Q> ta of tho valuable use tn which Vt^^^f^^llvSr^
ftj the British troops are putting the '^^^^^^»?
fts now made to carry cannon. -/ j at-~jty.| injjr
6trlctly K.Bmb). B««a Wahaal T—Y—f«V n
SPECIALISTS / §
MEN ONLY Hp]
We positively r uar«rt<>« to ewe V»rk»«(«. PH*»«M ft jilfHnlEl JfiB
Rupture In ana we*. Any form of Woakneu tn tlx Ifc aWinKMaV. jJMIA
•etto. GkvJ Tatnta. Stftcfv. anj Acute aad Cfironta JLfffiß D|l -sffll^T
DtaelurKn a ipecUXy. To .tiff* our gvad fafcn IWByiH lfflmffl»
We will not ask for a dollar fl HH
until we cure you. *4K
W. mean tfala cfjphattcally aa4 la for evtrybo*. 795 l Br!V
We occupy the entlr. Weill Fargo building with tha g ""wiM™!nTIBHITMB y fTh
moat completely .quipped office and Tioa.lUl w.«t of Naw JfSk I >T*W«WBJSi»W JKS
York (of the accommodation o» out of Wm patUntc and JiWflL fe. V\ WyflkWl JB ¥i
otherj wishing to remain In th. city during treatment. '£%%'A KSaA \ \V!
Correipondenca cham-fully answwed. eMngfun N. J|gf] ti
Cor. 3d & Ita St&! Los Angetes.Cal. ' l'^^^ 7 J '
started to schoo£agetn and bat bean I
attend school ever aiftoe, frratlnally i
stronger end ia better health all the 4
you now see her, and we don't notlee t
trouble any more.
" Yes, we are always ready and will
recommend Dr. Williams' Pink Pill
w° ,0 .? 1 U, t1,e ,lm *>. *•> «' friends," 1
Mrs. McKinney to our question j aa
turning, she said: "We do not know
the doctors called Mary* afflistton I
took it to be something like paralysis
Vitus' dance, and we became very
alarmed about her.
"Our local physician," she snva
tells us that Dr. Williams' Pink PIUs
Sood a thing as we could use; and
lary is apparently well, she has oaei
attacks of nervous headache, and thi
says: ' Mamma, I must take another
Pill,' so you see she has great faith in
but does not like to have us talk abo
Mr. McKinney is as ranch or mt
thusiastic over the great benefit do
daughter through thense of these pill
said : " Nothing too good can be said
of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills—they are
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale
are now given tn the public as an tin
blood builder and nerve restorer, cur
forms of weakness arising from a watsi
dition of the blood or shattered nerves
pills are sold by all dealers, or will 1
post paid on receipt of price, SO cents a
six boxes for 12.50, (they are never i
hulk or hy the 100), by addressing D
liams' Medicine Co., Schenectady. N. '