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January 19, 1898.
"The path that leads to fortune too often
passes through the narrow defiles of
meanness, which a man of exalted spirit
cannot stoop to tread.''
♦ *.;>';> ■
The volume ot business in real estate,
as Shown by recorded deeds, for the past
week ended January 18th. Was 249 trans
fers, aggregating $184,999, as compared
with 282 transfers, aggregating $211,243, for
the corresponding week of last month.
The mortgages recorded for the week
were 12L amounting to $215,623, as against
123 for same week In December, aggregat
ing $187,769, There was a large Increase in
the amount released In ~ame period, the
number being 100, amoi ting to $220,094 for
week of January, as against 86, amounting
to $89,345, for corresponding period of De
♦ ♦ ♦
The most important event affecting real
estate on Spring and Main streets that has
happened lately is the award of contract
for resurfacing those thoroughfares with
Alcatraz asphalt. The condition of both
streets has been disgraceful for many
months past on account of all repairs hav
ing been stopped by order of the council.
The original material used for surfacing
was one and a half Inches of bituminous
rock, brought from San Luis Obispo, which
was laid on a six-Inch foundation of con
crete, some nine years ago, and lasted
splendidly so long as it was attended to
and kept In repair, even though the streets
were constantly torn up for gas, water and
sewer connections and telephone subways.
The material now to be used is refined
asphalt from Santa Barbara county,
where the Alcatraz company prepares Its
own brand, which is now as well known
as the famous product of the Trinidad
lake, a id as a home product may be pre
ferred ;o the eastern article, seeing that
It Is rated Just as good by experts. There
Is as much difference In asphalt as there
is in .wines, but the merits of an asphalt
before It is submitted to the crucial test
of wear can only be determined by chem
ical analysis. In the rigid specifications
provided by the city engineer and adopted
by the council there Is no loophole by
which the Imitation article can be palmed
off upon the taxpayers. That a standard
brand like the Alcatraz asphalt, the in
gredients of which are well known, "is to
be used on such Important work as Main
and Spring streets has given rise to many
expressions of satisfaction among the
property owners who will have to foot the
,♦ ♦ ♦
Austin & Skllling have awarded some of
the contracts for the construction of the
California hospital building, which is to
be located on Hope, between i ourteenth
and Fifteenth. The building will cost in
the neighborhood of J20.000. It is to be
four stories high, of frame i_nd supplied
with sixty-eight rooms. Thomas Haverty
will do the plumbing, E. S. Moore the
painting and varnishing and the Alta
Planing Mill company will do the work of
general construction. This last contract
calls for payments aggregating about
♦' ♦ ♦
The contract for doing the fron work on
the new building being constructed by the
Bradbury estate on the corner of First
street and Broadway was on Friday let to
the Baker Iron works cf this city for 111,124.
The'work must be done by May 10th.
♦ ♦ ♦
The McDonald Milling company is get
ting matters In shape for the construction
of Its new flour mill In this city. The con
tract for the complete machinery of a 225
--barrel capacity flouring mill has been
closed. The building will be erected on the
ground adjoining the Spreckles ware
house on the east, and will cover an area
of 60x362 feet, running through from Sec
ond to Third streets. It will be constructed
of brick, varying in height fn m one to four
stories, with concrete basement and ce
ment floor. In addition to the mill there
will be built a bulk elevator of 50,000 bushels
capacity. The entire buildings will be con
structed In the best manner possible. The
completion of the buildings is set for
June Ist.
Terminal Island is developing into an
ideal place for a seaside residence. The
inner bay furnishes one of the best still
water courses for rowing, while for bath
ing the ocean front cannot be surpassed.
It Is estimated that at least thirty-five new
houses will be built there by July Ist.
Wells, Fargo & Co. are erecting an im
mense office building in San Francisco, to
cost 3350.000: it will be absolutly fire-proof,
and the most Improved methods of con
struction are to be used in every depart
Building Movements
The Builder and Contractor.notes the fol
lowing items In connection with buildings
contemplated and under way:
John Parkinson is preparing plans for
C. E. Benedict of a two-story, eight-room
residence to be built on Ocean View avenue,
near Alvarado.
A. S. Blther of Santa Ana has prepared
plans of an apartment house, to contain
forty rooms, to be erected In this city.
Bradbeer & Russell are preparing plans
for a six-room cottage for Andrew Hen
derson, to be built on East Sixteenth street,
near Central avenue, to cost about JI4OO.
Thornton Fltzhugh has prepared plans
of a two-story flat building, for George W.
Robinson, to be erected at 831-833 South
Flower, to cost 36000.
Bllok & Moore have prepared plans and
taken bids on a two-story eleven-room res
idence for Misses Ida and Cora Mathews,
to be built on Westlake, between Eighth
and Ninth."
Elsen & Hunt have prepared plans for
Ira Smith, of a modern twelve-room resi
dence, to he erected on Adams, near Flgue
roa. They are also taking figures on the
power station of the San Gabriel Elecirlc
company, to be built on South Los Ange
les street, near Third.
Architect R. B. Young, In addition to the
plans he has prepared of the Cathol'c
church and parochial school at Pasadena
is now at work on the drawings of an
academy for the same denomination,which
will be built on the sohool site at the cor
ner of Walnut and Fair Oaks avenues
These buildings will be equal to any thai
have been erected In Pasadena during the
past year.
a. . .
♦ ♦
Johnson & Keeney company has com
menced work on four new residences on
Vermont avenue, near Thirty-sixth street
Plans have been prepared and the con
tract let to T. W. Napier for the erection
of a residence for W. H. Holabird on Ar
nold stret, near Westlake, to cost (2500
Plans have been prepared for Dr Georire
White, president of the University of Cal
ifornia, of a residence, to be built at the
corner of Vermont avenue and Thirty-sixth
Building Permits
E. A, Jennlson, owner. MS Stephenson
aye.. J. S. Cunningham, builder, dwelir
16th, near Griffith aye., JIOOQ.
G. P. Barnard, owner, 621 go. Broadway
2-story 9-room res., 18th, near Grand aye
S M. 8. Benedlot owner, SOS Henne block
|W, N. Holway. builder. 2-story frame res '
I north side Ocean View aye., bet. Sherman
land Dora streets. 12985.
I D. Schleck. owner, Franklin »t G
I Sohults, builder, 1-story brtek store bulld-
Igf. «•<** tt. deep.' 220-222 Franklin st.
6-room dwelg, Garland aye., bet Bth and
9th, $1500.
( E. E. Flaher, owner, 2809 Central aye.,
, 2-story frame ree., oor. Central aye. and
' Adams,, $1000.
' A., W. Rhodes and C. H, Ruddock, own
ers, 105 S. Broadway, 3-story and base
ment brick bidg-, west side Broadway, bet.
Ist and 2d, $20,000.
C. a. Harrison, owner, Pasadena, A.
■ Marcoux, builder, remodel and repair, 621
--023-625 So. Broadway, $4000.
I. ingruham, owner, T. Eraser, builder,
. barn and out-bldg, sw. cor. Western aye.
and Adams street. $6000.
Mrs. M. A. Colgan, owner, 518 East 12th,
C. Klobe, builder, 2-story 9-room res., nw.
cor. Adams and Budlong, $2600.
H. G. Otis, owner, 1918 S. Grand aye., H.
McMillan, supervisor, 12-room frame res.,
cor. Park View and Wllshlre boulev'd,
N. Story, owner, O. Low, builder, 1-story
brick building containing eight store
l ooms, se. cor. of 6th and Broadway, $6000
Mrs. Huddleston, owner, G. W. Stimson,
builder, 2-story 8-room res., 10th and Buck
ley. $2250.
G. W. Stimson, owner and builder, 218
So. Broadway, dwelg, 10th st„ near Over
ton, $1150.
Same- owner and builder, dwelg, 10th.
near Grand View aye.. $1075.
W. D. Duff, owner, factory, 2110 Santee
St., $1200.
J. D. BlcknelL owner, Bradbury blk., J
MacPherson, builder, 2-story frame res.
12 rooms and basement, north side of 7th.
bet. Bixel and Lucas sts., $7000.
G. W. Stimson. owner, 218 South Broad
way, 2-story 7-room frame res., W. 9th,
near Okey, $2300.
Myron W. Tandy, owner, 1044 Bonnie
Brae, Geo. Stlerlen, builder, 2-story res.,
ne. cor. Alvarado and Maryland, $3340.
Twenty-two permits under $1000, amount
ing to $7675.
Total for the week. $85,350.
Mortgages, 81000 and Over
C. H. Bailey to J. H. Roads—Lot 22,
block X, West L. A., 2 yrs., 11 per
cent 1,500
A. N. Gibson and J. N. Gibson to
Thomas Moffitt—Lot 4, A. N. Gib
son trt., 2 yrs., 10 per cent 1,800
G. P. Fallis et al. to Gertrude P.
Prlem—Part lot 1. blk 4, Washing
ton Villa trt., 2 yrs.. 10 per cent.... 1,650
Harry Herbert to Mrs. Mary A. Flint
—Lot 64, blk L Vermont aye. trt.,
3 yrs., 10% per cent 1,500
H. A. Hamilton and E. M. Hamilton
to Helen More—Part lots 1 and 2,
blk 27, Cal. Co-op. Colony trt.; lots
3 and 4, blk 27, same trt., 2 yrs, 11
per cent 1,050
A. E. A. Brown to C. Pettlt—Lot 107
Ellis trt.-: lot 35, blk C. W. J. Fish
er's sub. of Kohler & Fronting trt.,
1 yr.. 1014 per cent 1,000
L. Gardner to F. J. PatUson—Lots
188, 189 and 190, Kohler trt,,. 1 yr.,
10 per cent 1,000
R. F. Sallee et al. to Hannah A. Bald
win—Part lot 199, Lankershim Ro.,
18 mos,. 3 yrs., 10 per cent, $300, $700.. 1,000
Fifteen mortgages under $1000 ... 6,968
Total $16,468
Releases, SIOOO and Over
F. E. Stowell to W. H. Obear, 514-11..$ 1,400
J. S. Brown to S. F. Judson, 467-1 1,000
N. Ralston to E. Roberts, 582-244..., 1,250
A. Snyder to W. Lynch. 353-129 3,000
E. A. Miller to S. O. Richardson, 361
--225 1,675
Eight releases under $1000 3,825
Total $12,150
What Was Done Yesterday on Wall
NEW YORK, Jan. 19.—The market for
stocks today Improved In tone and activity
as the day wore on, and at the close the
general list showed fractional improve
ments, while in some cases there was a rise
of from 10 to 2% points. The close was
strong at the best prices of the day. The
extreme ease of money, call loans being
made as low at 1%. was a potential Influ
ence In the market's latest strength.
There were several other beneficial fea
tures in the news of the day, the weekly
earnings of railways in nearly every case
were net Increases, running up to $20,000
in Chesapeake and Ohio and $30,000 In
Louisville and Nashville, The $15,000,000
Illinois Terminal bonds were considerably
over subscribed. These facts, together with
the action of the house of representatives
In Washington In sustaining points of or
der against Cuban resolutions caused a
rising tide in quotations, the traders taking
the view that legislative action in behalf of
Cuba for a while at least was improbahle.
Washington reports regarding the cur
rency question had little influence en tne
London Market for Americans and Berlin
and Frankfort were reported as taking an
apathetic view of the subject. The trans
actions In.Northern Pacific were consider
able. Sugar rose on street gossip that it
was time for a resumption of the bull cam
paign In that specialty. Nothern Pacific
left off at 1% advance on hopeful expres
sions regarding the earnings, by friends of
the property.
The bond market maintained a fair de
gree of strength with transactions largely
centered in the speculative lines. The ag
gregate sales were $3,450,000.
Government bonds showed an easier
European Markets
NEW YORK Jan. 19.—The Evening
Post's London financial cablegram says:
The stock market here today was quiet
and Irregular to dull. Grand Trunks and
Americans had the best markets, although
the latetr were unfavorably affected at
the opening by news that the United States
senate finance committee had reported fa
vorably Senator Teller's bill for paying the
bonds in silver. The continent bought
Americans, and German buying of North
ern Pacific was a feature. The New York
exchange is closely watched, especially
In view of the ease of money here. There
was a general reaction In Argentines. The
references In these dispatches yesterday
to the financial position In Austria were
based on economlo conditions.
Money Quotations
NEW YORK. Jan. 19.—Close—Money on
call, 202% per cent; last loan, 2 per cent;
prime mercantile paper, 303% per cent;
sterling exchange, dull and easier, with
actual business in bankers' bills at 4.84%@
4.84% for demand, and at 4.82%©4.82% for
sixty days; posted rates, [email protected]%, and
4.85%@4.86; commercial bills. 4.81%.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19.—Orafts—
Sight, 17%; telegraphic, 20.
LONDON, Jan. 19.—Consols, 112U-16.
Silver Bullion
NEW YORK, Jan. 19.—Bar silver, 6694;
Mexican dollars, 45%.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19.—Bar silver,
57%; Mexican dollars, [email protected]%.
LONDON, Jan. 19.—Bars liver, 26% a.
Treasury Statement
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 19 Today's
statement of the condition of the treasury
shows: Available cash balance, (240,151,695;
gold heserve, (162,909,102.
Boston Quotations
BOSTON, Jan. 19.—Atchison, 129,; Bell
Telephone, 269; Burlington, 99%; Mexican
Central, 8; Oregon Short Line, 22%.
Transactions Yesterday on the Board
of Trade
CHICAGO, Jan. 19.—Wheat started with
some show of weakness. As usual the
opening was greatly Influenced by
Liverpool and the action of that market on
this ocoaslon was a disappointment to the
bulls., Liverpool opened one-quarter to
three-eights of a cent higher, but by open
ing time here that advance had nearly al)
been lost. The market, however, was only,
May, which closed yesterday at 91% openeo
today at 91% and sold for 91% and for somt
time stood at 91%&91%. About 11 oclock the
market became strong and advanced t<
91%. The July option was the feature of
tbje trade, however, it opened at 81%©81
or one-eighth under yesterday's price, but
started up at once and by the time May hat 1
reached 91% July had advanced to 83. A
! great deal of the early buying of July
was credited to the Letter people whlcl
had the effect of not only driving local
shorts to cover but outside shorts as well
as for a time the trading In that option was
decidedly warm.
The leading futures closed as follows:
Wheat No. 2—
January 9^
May 91%
July 82%
Corn No. 2—
January 26%
May 28%
Ju "y 29%©30
Oats No. 2—
M *y • 23%
Ju'y 22%
Cash quotations were as follows:
Flour, steady; No. 2 spring wheat, 87®
37%; No. 3 hard wheat, 86089; No. 2 red, 92®
93; No. 2 corn, 27; No. 2 oats, 23: No. 3 white,
f. o. b., [email protected]; No. 2 rye, 44%; No. 1 flaxseed,
1.2061.24; prime timothy seed, 2.72%; mess
pork, per bbl., 9.4009.46; lard, per 100 lbs.,
4.62%©4.65; short ribs, sides, loose. 4.52%@
4.82%; dry salted shoulders, boxed, 4%05;
short clear sides, boxed, 4.75; whisky, dis
tillers' finished goods, per gallon, 1.19.
Articles— Receipts. Shipments.
Flour, barrels 10,000 9,000
Wheat, bushels 41,000 11,000
Corn, bushels 321,000 125,000
Oats, bushels 315,000 140,000
Rye, bushels 7,000 2,000
Barley, bushels 136,000 14,000
On the produce exchange today the but
ter market was easy; creameries, 13018 c;
dairies, 11017 c; cheese, quiet, 808%; eggs,
easy; fresh, 19c.
3<Ul Board Prices of Cereals and Ship
ments Received
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19.-Wheat,
steady; May 1.38%.
Barley—Firm; May, 90%.
Corn—Large yellow, 97%@1.00.
Flour—Family extras, 4.5504.65; bakers'
extras, [email protected]
Wheat—Shipping wheat, 1.37% for No. 1,
and 1.38% for choice; milling, [email protected]
Barley—Feed, good to choice, [email protected]%c;
fancy, 1.00; brewing, 1.0501.16.
Oats—Poor to fair, 1.1060.12%; good to
choice, 1.1661.17%; fancy feed, [email protected];
gray, 1.12%@1.17%: milling, 1.12%01.16; Sur
prise, 1.2561.35; black, for seed, 1.3561.50;
red, 1.3561.45.
Receipts—Flour, quarter sacks, 11,156;
wheat, centals, 1395; beans, sacks, 4225; po
tatoes, sacks, 1465; bran, sacks, 600; mid
dlings, sacks, 490; hay, tons, 674; hops,
bales, 1; wool, bales, 12; hides, number, 195;
quicksilver, flasks, 28; wine, gallons, 53,000.
Dried Fiuit Prices
NEW YORK. Jan. 19.—California dried
Apples, firm; evaporated apples, com
mon, 707%; prime wire tray, 8%; wood
dried, prime, 8%; choice, 8%; fancy, 909%.
Prunes, 308.
Apricots, royal, 567%; Moor Park, 9611.
Peaches, unpeeled, 7010; peeled, 12020.
Liverpool Market
LIVERPOOL, Jan. 19.—Close—Corn, fu
tures, steady; January". 3ssd; February,
3s 2%d; March, 3s l%d.
Hops at London, Pacific coast, firm, 6
OIL CITY, Pa, Jan. 19.—Credit balances,
65; shipments, 121.018: runs, 99,738.
Local Quotations
Butter Is weaker under a declining mar
ket, buyers take very sparingly and stocks
accumulate, resulting in a further decline
In prices. Eggs are tending lower. Grain,
feed, fresh fruits, potatoes and vegetables
are all strong.
BUTTER—Extra local 32-ounce squares.
45050; fancy creamery, Northern, 32-oz.
squares, 42%; dairy, 32-oz., 37%@40;
dairy, 28-oz, 32%; fancy tub, per lb.,
23® 26.
EGGS—Choice to fancy ranch, 19020;
Easterns, —.
POULTRY—Hens. 4.0005.50 per dozen:
young roosters. 4.7506.00; broilers, 3.75®
4.25; fryers, 4.2504.76; old roosters, 4.25®
5.00; ducks, 4.5007.00; turkeys, live, 12014.
CITRUS FRUlTS—Oranges, navels, 2.00
02.50; seedlings, 1.0001.60; lemons, cured,
1.7502.00; uncured, 1.00: limes, per 100. 50c.
GAME—Per doz.: Quail, 1.2501.50; ducks,
widgeon, 2.0002.50; teal, 1.5002.00; sprig,
2 2502.75; mallard, 4.0006.00; canvas backs,
5.0007.00; spoonbill, 1.5001.75; snipe, 1.000
1.25; plover, 35050; doves, 7501.00: cotton
tails, 1.2501.50.
GRAlN—Wheat, 1.60; corn, small yellow,
1.00; large yellow, 95; oats. 1.1001.25; bar
ley, common, 85.
HAY—Wheat, per ton, 9.00011.00; barley
8.00010.00; oat, 9.00011.00; alfalfa, baled, 8.00
010.00; loose, 7.00; straw, 3.0003.60.
RAISINS—Fancy clusters, 20-It) boxes,
2.00: 4-crown LL clusters, 1.76; 3-crown LL,
per box. 1.40; 8-crown, loose muscats, per rb)
5%; ordinary loose, per lb, 4%; 2-crown,
loose, in sacks, per lb, 4; 3-crown loose, In
sacks, per lb, 6%©5%; 4-crown, per rt>, 6:
Sultana, seedless, choice, perlb, 7%®8; Sul
tana, seedless, boxes, 25; quarter boxes,
50c per box higher than whole.
HIDES— Dry (as they run), 13%; do kip,
11; do calf, 15%; bulls. 7; salt steer, 606;
do stags and bulls, 8; cows, 4%©5%; sheep
skin. 205.
POTATOES—Per 100 pounds: Potatoes,
common, 90®95; Early Rose, —; Burbanks,
1.0002.00; sweet, 1.0001.10.
CURED MEATB—Rex hams, 9%; pic
nic hams. 6%; No. 2, 8%: select mild cure,
8%: special fancy breakfast, 12; special
breakfast bacon, 11%; Rex bacon, 10; Rex
boneless hams, sugar cured. 9; Rex bone
less, butts, 8; Rex dried beef, sets, —;
Rex dried beef, lnsldes, 14%; Rex dried
ouisides, 10; smoked tongues, 16; Diamond
C breakfast bacon, backs, per lb.. 9; bacon
bellies, 9: light medium bacon. 9%; medi
um bacon, 9%; medium bacon, 8; dry short
clear bellies. 16026: avg., 7%; dry salt
clears, 35040; avg., 7; salt clear backs, (%;
Rex pure leaf lard, tierces, 6%; Ivory,
tierces, 6%; cottolene, tierces, 6%; Rexo
lene, tierces. 5%; special kettle rendered
lard, 7; Orange brand, 50s, 6%; lOs, 7%
--6s. 7%: 3s. 7%.
©2.50; Lima, 2.0002.25; Lady Washington
1.7601.85; small white, 1.8001.90; green Held
peas, 2.6002.75; black-eyed beans, 2.0002.25:
garvancos, 3.5003.75; lentils. Imported, 700
08.00: lentils. California. 3.6004.00.
7010 per lb.; strained, 405: beeswax, 200
25 per lb.
DRESSED MEATS—AII per pound; beef,
606%: veal, 608; mutton, 6%; lambs, 7%;
pork, 5%.
TALLOW—Per lb.. 2©2%e.
• ■ c
Death Did Not Delay the Wedding
CHICAGO, Jan. 19.—Mrs. Elisa Graz
alskl was 80 years of age, but she wanted
to dance at her granddaughter's wed
ding last night, so she put on the old
silk gown that she brought from Po
land and hobbled from her home at Mc-
Reynolds and Paulina streets to the
residence of her son Anton on North
Winchester avenue.
The wedding guests were assembled,
the feast was prepared and the bride
was arrayed in her nuptial garmeru
when the grandmother arrived. Put
before the latter had been in the nous
more than a minute or two she was
seised with a pain in her left stale and
fell to the floor.
Her son Anton, father of the bride,
lifted her up.
u''.iL!ir\ .. Aril, vi. , • i , i-JSatfifcl%' ■ a* J
clasped her son's hand and looked de
spairingly a-ound the room.
"I am going to die," she said, "not yet.
I am going to dance at the wedding first
—see, don't say I am going to die."
Mrs. Grazalskl kicked one foot Into
the air and was about to follow it with
the other, when she fell in a faint and
In a few minutes she was dead.
The wedding was not postponed, how
ever, for the short time the body re
mained in the home a neighboring hall
was brought Into requisition and aftet
the remains were taken to the old
woman's home the festivities were agait
resumed In the son's house and cor.tinuet'
far Into the night.
Complications have arisen In connec
tlon with the removal of the remain;
which the coroner will be called upot
to settle. The body was removed. It Is
said, In the face of the coroner's direc
tion to the contrary.
When the case was reported to the
police, It was stated that the body had
been removed by an undertaker on p
physician's certificate, but although at
tempts were made to find the undertake)
and the physician no one was able to
direct the police to their whereabouts
Grazalskl expressed Indifference whet'
talking about the matter.
"It was too bad," he said, "my mother
died here. Of course we could not go or
with the wedding as long as her bod\
was in the house and so we tried to have
It taken away."
So Far as Can Be Judged by Appear
ances the Affair Was a
i Great Success
WASHINGTON,. Jan. 19.—The first
official reception of the present admin
istration was given at the White Housa
this evening - . Aside from the fact that
it was the first, interest In the event
centered in the new method of distribut
ing the invitations, so that only a cer
tain proportion of those entitled to the
hospitality of the executive mansion
would be entertained In a single evening.
The plan, so far as could be judged from
appearances, was an entire success.
While 2000 invitations had been distrib
uted, and in spite of a very rainy even
ing, every one who was invited appear
ed, there was no crush in any part of the
house during the evening and the whole
affair was commented upon as one of
the most pleasant and least laborious in
the big gatherings that have occurred in
the mansion.
The receiving party consisted of the
President and Mrs. McKinley .Vice Pres
ident and Mrs. Hobart, and members of
the cabinet and ladies. All of these were
present except Secretary Alger, who was
too ill to venture out, and Mrs. Bliss
and Mrs. Long, each of whom was rep
resented by her daughter.
When the house party entered from
the upper hall it was noticed that Mrs.
McKinley was leaning on the arm of tha
president, reversing the usual rule by
which the president escorts the wife of
the vice president and the latter the mis
tress of the White House.
The receiving party stood in the blue
parlor. Col. Bingham and Lieut. Gilmore
presented the guests. The reception of
the diplomatic corps came first. Sir Ju
lian Pauncefote, as the dean of the corps,
led the way, but did not, as customary,
remain to present his colleagues to tbe
president. The whole party from the
British embassy continued through to
the east room and left the White House
almost immediately. Practically all of
the diplomatic corps were present, in
cluding the Spanish minister. Contrary
to expectations, there were a number of
guests admitted with the receiving party
back of the line, most of them being
guests of the cabinet, families and mem
bers of the diplomatic corps.
Is Perfectly Sure the Jury Will Hang
CHICAGO. Jan. 19.—The case of Chris.
Merry and James Smith will go to the Jury
tomorrow. Merry expects no mercy.
Smith does.
"The Jury will hang me," Merry repeated
many times today. He made practically
no defense. Merry was deaf to all the ar
guments of his attorneys. He feared the
cross-examination. He said repeatedly:
"I don't know who killed Polly. I did not
see her, have never seen her since between
4 and 5 oclock on Friday afternoon, No
vember 19th."
"Why not go on the stand and tell your
story to the jury?" urged-Col. Davidson,
his counsel. "You cannot hurt yourself
and you may benefit yourself."
Merry shook his head and declared it was
useless for him to say a word. The argu
ments will be finished by noon tomorrow
and the case will go to the jury by 3 p.m.
Habeas Corpus Granted
STOCKTON, Jan. 19.—Edward McEneny,
who was held at a preliminary examina
tion on a charge of grand larceny, in that
it was alleged he took $145 from a fish
market on Eldorado street, was this after
noon released upon a writ of habeas cor
pus granted by Judge Budd, on the ground
that evidence against the accused was
Ratcliffe's Troubles
NEW YORK, Jan. 19.—Justice Dickey,
in tho supreme court, Brooklyn, today
signed the papers admitting Edward J.
Ratcllffe, the actor, to bail in $2500. Rat
cllffe was released from the Tomhs later
In the day, but was at once rearrested
on a warrant charging him with perjury.
He was locked up until tomorrow.
Austrian Finances
NEW YORK, Jan. 19.—The London cor
respondent of tne Evening Post cabled
that Austria's financial position Is un
favorable, owing to economic conditions.
The shortage in the harvest is greater
than anticipated, and £20,000,000 worth of
food supplies will have to be Imported.
A Centerville Fire
OAKLAND, Jan. 19.—The handsome resi
dence of E. Nelhaus at Centerville, with
all Its contents, was destroyed by fire early
this morning. The fall of a plate glass mir
ror awoke the members of the family,
who barely escaped with their lives. The
loss Is $15,000; Insurance, SSBOO.
Not a Filibuster
WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 19—Captain
Murphy, who was on trial in the United
States District Court, charged with fili
bustering In connection with the steamer
Laurada, was today declared not guilty
by the jury.
A Fatal Fall
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19.—Hugh Lund,
64 years old, proprietor of the Pearl lodg
ing house, at the corner of Ninth and Mis
sion streets, fell from the roof of the
structure today and was killed. It is be
lieved thai the fall was accidental.
A Rancher's Death
STOCKTON. Jan. 19.—Rudolph Bollong
er, a young randier living about eight
nM's* •'rpM Stockton, died this evening
fivn, :b4< effects ot a fall troova, windmill
a <e« ,Uyj since, JHL
Electrician Reports on the
Police System
The Fire Commissioners Hold a Short
Meeting—Rebate of Taxes Asked.
Street Work Inspection
City Electrician Ira J. Francis has
completed and placed in the hands of
Chief of Fire Department Moore his re
port as to the plans, specifications and
estimates of cost of a complete police
alarm signal system. This matter was
referred to the electrician several weeks
ago, but until the fate of the bond prop
osition at the polls was known it was not
considered necessary for him to report.
He presents to the police and fire com
missioners, to whom the report will later
be submitted, a detailed statement of
just what will be required and the cost
of such an alarm system.
The first part of the report deals with
the advantages of such a system and
among those mentioned are the preserv
ation of discipline and increase of effi
ciency of the force individually and as
a body, the availability at all times both
to patrolmen and the general public of
a system which will call to their as
sistance the police of the city, and an
absolutely impartial and indelible rec
ord of the whereabouts of policemen at
stated intervals with no chance for ar
gument as to when occurrences take
In the preparation of the report he
has, with the assistance of the police
themselves, studied their needs in dif
ferent sections of the city so as to evolve
a plan by which a system might be in
stituted which would fully meet the re
quirements of all sections without in
terfering with the present fire alarm sys
tem. He points out the necessity for a
first class system and the uselessness of
attempting to use poor material. To
that end the use of an aerial line of hard
drawn copper wire heavily Insulated so
as to secure freedom from interferences
with other circuits and other kindred
troubles is recommended. A complete
police telephone system is embodied In
the plans. Forty street boxes are con
sidered necessary to properly provide all
sections of the city with a means of
easily and instantly communicating
with the police department in any
emergency, and these boxes would be
put up In such a manner as to render an
Increase in their number possible and
easy at any future time.
The city would be divided into four
sections as follows: East of Spring
street and north of First; east of Spring
and south of First, west of Spring and
north of Seventh and west of Spring
and south of Seventh. In the police
station would be placed the operating
table with all needed registers and other
Instruments, together with a stable out
fit for the patrol wagons. The batteries
would be placed in the city hall and
would be cared for by and be under the
supervision of the electrician and his
assistants as are the batteries of the
fire alarm system.
Two estimates of cost are made. The
first is on a basis of a forty-box system.
It includes $5000 for overhead and line
equipment, $1500 for a central office out
fit in working order, $750 for the bat
tery and $6000 for the forty boxes at $15J
each, a total cost of $13,250. If but 25
boxes were used the difference would be
Just the difference In the cost of the
boxes and a reduction of $2000 la the
cost of the line work, making a total of
A Joint meeting of the police and fire
commissions will be called within a few
days to consider the report.
Routine Business Transacted at the
Meeting Yesterday
Yesterday's session of the board of fire
commissioners was devoted to the con
sideration of routine business only, and
there was not much of that. A petition
for permission to drill for oil and operate
oil wells in block 12, Beaudry tract No. 2,
lying west of Pearl street, was referred
to the chief for investigation. The peti
tion was accompanied by the signed con
sent of a majority of the property own
ers on that block.
In his weekly report the chief stated
that there had been seven fires since the
last meeting of the commission. The
usual practice drills of the truck com
panies were also reported. The applica
tion of Joseph Grayson for appointment
as a callman was received and filed. The
application of William H. Hartford for
a similar position was withdrawn.
The chief reported that the report of
the city electrician as to the plans and
specifications for a police signal alarm
system had been completed and placed
in his hands.
No mention was made of the action of
the council in instructing the boiler In
spector to proceed with the inspection
of the engines of the Are department and
of the inquiry of the council as to wheth
er the use of the city hall bell as a curfew
bell would interfere with its use as a
part of the fire alarm system. The rea
son for this was that the official notifica
tion of the council's action in these mat
ters had not been received by the board
from the city clerk.
Conduits to Be Laid
In response to a communication sent
by the city clerk to the San Gabriel Elec
tric company, regarding' the resolution
adopted at the last meeting of the coun
cil, asking the several companies to do
whatever street work was necessary on
Main and Spring streets while those
thoroughfares were being resurfaced,
the company replied yesterday that
they had let the contract for
laying their .electric conduits on the
streets mentioned to the Alcatraz As
phalt company, which has the contract
for the work of resurfacing, and that the
conduits would be laid at the same time
that the other work is done.
Wants a Bebate
Nelson Story has petitioned the city
council for a rebate of the taxes paid
on lot 10, block 17, Ord's survey. The
property is located at Sixth and Broad
way, and the first assessment against it
was paid by J. B. Lankershim and also
by Story. This being a double payment
on the same property, he asks that the
amount of the first installment be re
turned to him.
Wall paper, late styles, low prices, at
A. A. Eckstrem's, U4 South Spring street.
% Gail Bokpem $
j Eagle Brand 91 i
4 Condensed milk. $
♦5 Take No Substitute For the "EAGLE BRAND"
& "INFANTNEALTH"sentFREE, newyouk Condensed Milk Co. n.y. 4
Capital paid up 8500,000.00
Surplus and reserve 8875,000.00
I. W. HELLMAN. President: H. W. HELLMAN. Vlce-Pres.: H. J. FLEISHMAN
Cashier: G. HEIMANN. Assistant Cashier. Directors —W. H. PERRY O VV
Special Collection Department. Correspondence Invited Our Safety Deposit D»~
tartmnt offers to the public safe_s for rent In Its new Fire and Burglar-Proof Vault
which Is the strongest, best guarded and b est-llghted In this city.
At Los Angeles
Capital and Profits, $270,000.00.
j v r. „ I J. M. C. MARBLE O H. CHURCHILfc
n Vt' ~Jirts£k?i Presldentjo. T.JOHNSON. H. M. LUTZ,
a S'.kVi.?/ Vice-President N. W. STOW ELL, E F. C. KLOKKB,
VA/iv,?,HrV. Cashier, W. S DE VAN, JOHN E. MARBLR
R. I. ROGERS Assltant Cashleri A HADLEY.
United States Depository
CAPITAL $500,000,00 SURPLUS $50,000.00
. Total $550,000.00
GEO. H. BONEBRAKE President WARREN GILLELEN...Vice-President
F. C. HOWES Cashier E. W. COE Assistant Cashier
Geo. H. Bonebrake, Warren Gillelen. P. M. Green, Chas. A. Marriner. E. P. John
ton, Wm. M Van Dyke, W. C. Brown, L. C. McKeeb'. F. C. Howes.
This bank has no deposits of either the county or city treasurer, and therefore
r.o preferred creditors.
Corner Main and Second Streets
J it BiDTom „ , «■ W. Hellman. J. F. Sartor!.W.L. Graves,
I Preslden H. J. Fleishman. C. A. Shaw F. O John-
MAURICE S. HELLMAN..Vice President son, J. H. Shankland. J. A Graves M L
w. D. LONGIEAR Cashier Fleming M S. Hellman. W D T.ongyear
Interest paid on term and ordinary deposit*
____ Money loaned on .-..v
CAPITAL STOCK $400,000 Surplus and undivided profits 0ver..5250,000
J. M. ELLIOTT President W. G. KERCKHOFF Vice-President
FRANK A. GIBSON Cashier W. T. S. HAMMOND Assistant Cashier
J. M. Elliott. J. D. Blcknell, F. Q. Story. H. Jevne, J. D. Hooker, W. C. Patterson,
Wm. G. Kerckhoff.
No public funds or other preferred deposits received at this bank.
Capital $500,000
W. J. WOOLL4COTT President WARREN GILLELEN, Second Vlce-Prea
J. F. TOWELJ First Vice-President J. W. A. OFF Cashier
M. B. LEWIS Assistant Cashier
A general banking business transacted. Interest paid on time deposits. Safede
poslt boxes for rent.
Capital paid up 3100,000
Junction of Main and Spring and Tern pie sts., (Temple block). Los Angeles.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS—T I. Duque Preslden' I. N. Van Nuys. Vice-
President; B. V. Duque. Cashier; H. W Hellman. Kaspare Kohn. H W O'Melvenv
J. B. Lankershlm. O. T. Johnson. Abe Haas. W. G. Kerckhoff.
Money loaned on real estate. Interest paid on term and ordinary deposits.
230 North Main Street
J. E. Plater. President; n W. Hellman. Vice-President; W M Caswell. Cashier.
Directors. L W. Hellman J. E. Plater. H. W Hellman, t W. Hellman, Jr.. W.
M. Caswell.
Interest paid on deposits. Money to loan on first class real estate.
Paid up Capital and Profits 3143,000.
COR. MAIN AND FIRST STS. Victor Ponet, President: L. W. Bllnn and C. N.
Flint, Vice Presidents: M. N. Avery, Cashier; P. F. Schumacher, Assistant Cashier.
Interest paid on deposits Money lonaed ■on real estate.
152 North Spring St. Interest Paid on Deposits
DIRECTORS—J. H. Braly. J. M. Elliott, H. Jevne. Frank A. Gibson. Simon Malsr.
W. D. Woolwlne, W C Patterson Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent
152 N. spring Street (Incorporated 1891,
H. Q. Bundrem, Secretary. Offi' ers and Directors—W. A Spalding, Pres.; John W. A. Off, Vlce-
Pres.; A C. Bilieke, J H. Braly, H. Jevne, H F Vollmer. A H Braly: Southern California
Savings Bank, Treas. Money to loan on easy terms of repayment •
Direct Wires. Otf l C Cnrinir «X+ Reference
Quickest Service w« spring 01* National Bank of Callforn a,
Telephone Main 912. Los Ansteiex National n n
Dally Report Mailed upon application F. P. BURCH & CO.
lllflCC & I ntlff Bookbinders and . . .
Uldfea <X LrUIIg Blank Book Manufacturers
213-215 NEW HIGH ST. Los Angeles t-hone m m,
A Youthful and Enterprising Burglar
Held to Answer
The case of Frank Hutchinson, the Boyle
Heights young man who struck a boy
named Harvey Gregg In the jaw with a
shinny club was dismissed yesterday by
Judge Owens upon the payment of $3 costs,
the prosecuting witness having acknowl
edged satisfaction.
Mrs. Bellini, who had threatened her
neighbor, Mrs. Rada, with a tonsorial op
eration if she did not quit talking to her
husband about her, was adjudged guilty
of disturbing the peace yesterday, by
Judge Morrison, and she will be sentenced
Louis Baker, the 17-year-old burglar who
has broken Into several stores lately, was
held to answer yesterday by Justice Owens
for the burglary committed on the 10th in
the Southern California Arms company's
store. Today he will stand examination
for having burglarized Reed & Arlington's
store of several cameras. And there are
other cases.
Fishermen's Luck
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19—The boat of
two Italian fishermen was capsized off the
Cliff house this afternoon and Antone
Londerl, one of the men, was drowned.
The other, who was his brother, swam for
over a mile and fell unconscious on reach
ing the beach. He was soon revived. The
life saving crew made an unsuccessful
search for the body of Antone.
His Last Rally
SAN JOSE, Jan. 20.—A message received
from Gilroy Hot Springs shortly after mid
night states that Charles M. Shortrldge
is sinking rapidly and death may occur
at any moment. The attending physician
j has no hope of another rally.
The English Strike
LONDON, Jan. 19.—At today's confer
ence of the Federation of Master Engin
eers, called to consider the situation in re
gard to the withdrawal of the eight-hour
demand, it was resolved to reopen the
works on Monday.
A party of prominent Winnipeg people
has arrived at the Van Nuys. It consists
of Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Robins, Mr. and Mrs.
F. O. Fairchlld, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Mc-
Millan and Messrs. C. O. and F. M. Young.
Brown's Hot Air Furnace
Fits the climate and pocketbook. Heating
houses, halls.-etc.a specialty. 123 E. Fourth.
Latest styles wall paper at A. A. Eck
strom's. 324 South Spring street.
The small boy thinks the road to
knowledge has too many branches.—
Chicago News.
Sole Agency
Bartlett's Music House
Everything in Music
233 S. Spring St. Kstabltshed ISIS
i Loa Angeles, CaL,
Deo. 1. 1897.
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ached so much that I had
great trouble In sleeping,
when 1 went to Dr. Wong
Him. he felt my pulse and
said my troubles were
caused by lagrlppe.whlcb.
1 had several years ago.
He knew more* about my
system than I thought
anyone could know. I
took his medicine as di
rected and am now well.
I have gained eight poundsdurlng the last month;
eat better, sleep better and feel better In every way
th-in for years. I can cheer'ully recommend Dr.
Wong Him to the sick. Yours truly.
109 West Ann St., Police officer L. A. City.
DR WONU HIM, 831 8. Hope St
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