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Chronicled on pugs* •">. 6, a and 10
Forecast: Cloudy and unsettled.
Bank clerks purged of contempt of
The bill posters have their license
English as "she ls wrote" by a Qer
- man preacher.
The truth about the Bankers' Al
liance failure.
Death of T. D. Stimson, the well
known capitalist.
Suit against the Southern Pacific,
for seizure of laud.
Contest in court over the custody of
Ethel May Hickson.
Trouble over a grade crossing on
the Southern Pacific.
Nine complaints filed for violation
of the saloon ordinance.
Water company presents a yearly
report of rate collections.
Three men seriously hurt by a
Woken sheet of plate glass.
Prof. Rohde refuses to face the mu
■ic at Brother Pitman's church.
Santa Fe officials puzzled by the
troublesome tunnel near Williams.
Juan Orosco arrrested charged with
the murder of his child bride a wek
Merchants and Manufacturers' as
sociation appoints standing commit
John Z. Harnett, ex-supervisor of
Ventura county, writes from the Klon
A horse stolen from the Sentous
Bros, is killed by the thief while es
One of Hutchison's water resolu
tions dies a born in' in the council
A new First Methodist church to be
built at the northeast corner of Sixth
and Hill.
Miss Mac Owen is reinstated as a
teacher in the public schools, despite
Webb's snort.
Burbank—"The Stowaway."
Eos Angeles—Mahara's Minstrels.
The board of police commissioners
meets—lo a. m.
Pioneers of Los Angeles meet, Cale
donia hall—7:3o p. m.
Astronomical section Academy of
Sciences, 325 West Adams street—B
p. m.
First popular concert Los Angeles
Symphony orchestra, Music hall—
8:30 p. m.
sTEMPBRATTJRBI—Report of observations
taken at Los Angeles Jan. 31st. The
barometer is reduced to sea level.
Time j Bar.
I n. m.. 30.10
I p.m.| 30.A
Wind Vcl.j Wcnthcr
NK I 8 ICteir
| s ! i Cloudy
Maximum tmeperature, 66.
Minimum temporal are, 47.
Forecast for Southern California—
Cloudy and unsettled weather Tuesday;
probably rain; southeasterly winds.
F. W. Krlngei, Inner, 218 South Broad
way, room 2"7.
Wall paper and border 12-foot room. $1.
Walter, (127 S. Spring. Tel. Green 983.
Call Tel. Main 243 for ambulance.
Kregelo & Brcsee, Sixth and Broadway, j
Robert Sharp & Co., funeral directors, j
761 and 753 S. Spring st. Tel. Main 1029.
Watches cleaned, 75 cents; main
springs, 50 cents; crystals, 10 cents, i
Patton, 214 South Broadway.
The fine entertainment given last
night at tho First Christian church will i
be repeated tonight. Admission 15 cents, i
Max Wassman, dentist, has removed '
from room 12, Downey block, to rooms
225 and 227 Potomac block, Broadway, (
between Second and Third. i
The Pioneers of Los Angeles county •
will meet in Caledonia hall this eve- ]
ning at 7:30 p. m. Reminiscences, mv- '
sic and stories will be the program. 1
Adams Bros., dentists, South 1
Spring street. Plates from $4. Pain- 1
less extracting, 50 cents. Filling a '
specialty. Hours, 8 to 5; Sundays, 10 '
to 12. 1
Clearance sale of framed pictures left '
over from the holidays at H. C. Licht<»n- f
berger's art emporium, 202 South Spring 1
stree. Closing out a choice lot of beauti
fully framed goods at $2 each, worth 1
from $3 to $5. '
While hitching a horse at his homo \
on Flr.st street yesterday afternoon f
Carl Hurlbert was kicked over the eye J
by tlie animal. He was taken to the !
receiving hospital, where Dr. Hagan !
dressed his injuries. '
Dr. Rebecca Lee Dorsey, Stlmson
block, first floor, rooms 133, 134, 135. 1
Special attention given to obstetrical J
cases and all diseases of women and
children. Electricity scientifically used. 1
Consultation hours, 1 to 5. Tel. 1227.
Allle Applemonts. aged 28, was brought \
to the police station last night very
drunk and covered with blood from head
to foot. He was Rent In by Patrolman .
Blackburn, who found him on the side- j
walk on Alameda street, near Allso He t
had been brutally beuten by persons t.n- {
known to the officer and for no apparent
cause. :
An entertainment will be given for the «
benefit of Occidental college at St Jo c
seph's hall, corner Pico and Santee 1
streets, Friday evening. The program c
will be made up of a comedietta and mv- i
Stc and will be presented by students of 1
the college under direction of Miss S I I
Morgan, assisted by Miss Alice Maxsoii J
and Mrs. Lillian Werth Fruhllng. \
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A Cosy Cot c
Neat, new, natty, nice neighborhood, 1
five rooms, good lot. Ninth, near Central. 1
dot to sell and you can get a good home 1
for less than cost, $900, at $100 cash, bal- £
ance $10 a month. Lang-worthy Co., 226 S
Spring. ' 8
The Sudden Death of T.
D. Stimson
His Death, Due to Heart Disease, Was
a Shock to Hundreds of
At his palatial Flgueroa street resi
dence, T. D. Stlmson, the banker and
capitalist, died at 8 oclock yesterday
morning of angina pectoris. He had
lain In an unconscious condition since 11
oclock Sunday evening, and death was
not unexpected. At his bedside were his
wife, his win Willard and son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. J, Fay.
For ten years Mr. Stimson had suffered
with his complaint, the attacks growing
more frequent and severe as time passed
on. During the past two weeks he had
had several severe attacks, but on Sat
urday was apparently feeling unusually
well. Saturday afternoon he was out
driving until evening. Sunday morning
he was apparently In his usual health
and remained quietly at home all day.
At 8 oclock Sunday evening he was
I seized with a violent attack, which In
j crensed in severity until at 11 he lapsed
into semi-consciousness. Dr. C. E.
Jones, the family physician, was called
and was assisted by Dr. W. C. Brown,
both physicians remaining by the bed
side throughout the night. Despite their
skill, the patient gradually sank, and a
minute or two after 8 yesterday morning
ln his death the city loses one of her
most progressive and enterprising citi
zens. With ample capital he invested
!it with full faith in the future of Los
I Angeles and was about to build another
I magnificent business block opposite the
one which bears his name at Third and
Spring streets. Orders have already
been telegraphed to the architects in
San Franc isco to suspend all work on tho
plans and estimates.
Telegrams have been sent to his sons
Charles D. and Fred S. Stimson in Seat
tle and to J. D. Stimson at Brooklyn, N. I
Y. Kara T. Stimson, his brother, is now
on his way to this city from San Fran- I
Cisco. No arrangements for the funeral j
have yet been made.
The life of Mr. Stimson was but an
other of those many examples showing
what honesty, perseverance and grit can
accomplish. Born seventy years ago of
poor parents at French Mills. Canada,
Thomas U. Stimson beguy, life ln a most
humble way. To the disadvantage of tho
want of an abundance of this world's
goods was added the handicap of the los 3
of his mother early in life. Meager as
were his means and unpromising as were
his prospects, while still a boy he seized i
upon every opportunity to advance him
self when that advancement could be j
made by fair and honest means.
After the deatji of his mother the fam
ily removed to New York state and at
the age of 14 young Thomas, with such
education as could be secured In country
schools and by hard, tedious work at
night, started out to blaze his own way
to fortune. He-was fortunate but the
fortune came to him through his own
honest and earnest effort.
He first entered business at Mar
quette, Mich., and from the start he
prospered. Later he went into the lum
ber business, first as an employe and
afterwards Independently upon the In
vestment of his savings. At that time
the finest lumber territory in Michigan
was far south of where young Stimson
made his #tart. These lands were soon
exhausted and the lands owned by the
young man soon became very valuable.
He was not slow to take advantage of
this and his fortune was doubled sev
eral times over in the course of a few
Having accumulated a competency
sufficient to satisfy him he went to Chi
cago in 1877, and at once became a lead
ing business man. For twelve yeas the
city by the lake was his homo,
and in 1890 he removed to Los Angeles.
The boom here had somewhat demoral
ized realty values, but in spile of this
Mr. Stlmson saw that the depression
was not to be permanent. He had con
fidence in the city and country, and at
once made large investments In real es
tate. A year after his arrival he com
pleted the handsome residence on Fig
ueroa street In which he died, and the
same year saw the completion of the
Stimson block at Third and Spring
Btreets. He was Interested In a number
of other important ventures, and his
name has appeared repeatedly upon the
lists of directors of various financial In
stitutions. He was largely interested
in the Citizens' bank, and was at one
time vice president of the chamber of
The acquisition of riches had no effect
upon the personality of the man. He
was never so happy as when at work,
and no work was too hard for him.
His charities were numerous. He was
particularly Interested In the work of
the Salvation army, and also In kinder
garten work. He and his wife en
dowed the Stlmson-Lafayette Industrial
school, an Important educational Insti
tution. How much he gave privately to
charity will never be known, for he
dispensed his charity without ostenta
tion. In all public movements he took
an active port and was Identified with
nearly all the large enterprises started
here ln recent years.
The arrangements for the funeral
have not been made. His sons in Seattle
were notified by wire of their father's
death, and the"y will reach the city at
noon Thursday. Pntll then the funeral
announcement will not be made.
New Building at the Northeast Corner
of Sixth and Hill
The quarterly conference of the First
M. B. church met in session last night.
Bishop John P. Newman was present
and opened the proceedings with an ad
dress which set forth his intense interest
In the future of the two principal Meth
odist churches in the city. He outlined
a wise and liberal policy, and his re
marks were followed very closely by the
conference in Its subsequent action,
though not without much debate. The
bishop's address was followed by the
presiding Officer, Elder Hovard, and the
pastor, Dr. Cantine, following the same
line of argument.
The board of trustees submitted a re
port, reciting Its action In .selling the old
church site at 333 South Broadway, and
asked for authorization to sell the par
sonage property at 525 South Broadway.
The privilege to sell the latter was
F. M. Porter offered a resolution au
thorizing the board of trustees of First
church to pay to the board of trustees
of Simpson M. K. church the sum of
$5000 from the sale of First church prop
erty and $5000 from the sale of the par
sonage property, to aid them ln erecting
a new church home in the Westlake
park section. The conditions of said
gift were to be made by the building
committee of First church. It is under
stood that one of those conditions is the
sale of the present Simpson tabernacle,
to which the Simpson officials have al
| ready agreed, and its abandonment as a
Methodist Episcopal church.
A. E. Pomeroy presented resolutions,
i which w ere passed by the conference, di
j recting that the new home of First
c hurc h be located on the northeast cor
ner of Sixth and Hill streets, work to
begin soon, so that the new church
will be ready for dedication early in Sep
tember. A unanimous vote was passed
requesting Bishop Newman to dedicate
the new church when ready. At a late
hour the conference adjourned.
McCurdy's Mishap
The name of the man who was killed
by a Santa Monica electric car near the
Soldiers' home Sunday night, the par
ticulars of which were published in The
Herald yesterday morning, was George
G. W. McCurdy. He was an inmate of
the home and had visited this city Sun
day. He beep.me Intoxicated and start
ed for the home. Leaving the car at a
stopping place this side of the home, he
started to walk to his quarters, but be
came lost. He was too drunk to walk
properly and in order to cross the car
tracks he had to crawl. As he was do
ing this he was struck by a car and in
stantly killed. He was 61 years of age.
The coroner held an inquest upon the
remains yesterday morning.
Shultz on Sound
Prof. James H. Shultz of the state
normal school, assisted by a number of
the students, entertained and instructed
ian audience at the Young Men's Chris
tian association last evening in a lect
ure on "Sound." In the realm of sound,
said the speaker, there is room for much
research in undiscovered Kohls. We are
deaf to many sounds that a more finely
constructed human organism could de
tect. The usual range of ability to de
tect sound is confined to hearing those
produced by from 16 to 10,000 vibrations
a second. Yet In some oases the abllity
extends from 15 to as high as 50,000 vi
brations. Large numbers of Illustra
tions of the principles of acoustics were
given with apparatus prepared for the
purpose, concluding with a sertes of ex
periments with singing and sensitive
Next Monday evening there will be a
lecture on "Abraham Lincoln," by Judge
John S. Thompson, who was a fellow
practitioner with Lincoln at the Illinois
Louis P. Boardman, counsel for the
defense In the Durrant ease, is at the
Westminster. Mr. Boardman is on his
way back to San Francisco from Wash
ington, where he went to present the last
appeal to the United States supremo
Juan Orosco Arrested for
Wife Murder
Suspicious Circumstances Seen by a
Neighbor—The Prisoner Em
phatically Denies Guilt
Juan Orosco, a young Mexican of
Lamanda Park, was brought to the
county jail last night by Sheriff Burr and
booked for the murder, on Tuesday
morning of last week, of Modesta, his
bride of only seventeen days.
Coroner Campbell went to the place
where Mrs. Orosco's dead body had
been found, with a bullet hole in the
center of the breast, ranging backward
and downward, the bullet being stopped
only by the spine. She had met her
death in the bed room upstairs of the lit
tle house where she and her husband
lived, on the Allen ranch. Her clothing
and the wound were badly powder
burned. There were several suspicious
circumstances connected with the case,
which to a certain extent made the sui
cide theory rather improbable; but, on
the other hand, no testimony connecting
Juan Orosco with the sudden taking off
of his wife seemed to be available, and
the jury found, after a lengthy investi
gation, that the deceased had come to
her death from a self-inflicted wound.
The jurors, however, left the question
of suicide or accident an open one.
Juan Orosco and his child wife, Modes
ta Linares —she was only 17 years old and
had been married to her husband only
as many days—came from the neighbor
hood of Downey at the time that he se
cured work on the Allen ranch. He was
considered to be jealous of her, so it is
said. On the night before Mrs. Orosco's
death they had been to Los Nietos to
witness the marriage of one of her sis
ters, and, as a matter of course, they
were asked to stay to the baile that fol
lowed. But the husband refused and
drove away with his wife long before the
festivities came to an end. This hasty
departure was ascribed by the friends
and relatives to his jealousy.
After Modesta's death and the inquest
they were not satisfied with the verdict
and set about making inquiries. Rumors
were thick about Lamanda Park, but
nothing was of a tangible nature. The
brother of the deceased, Bito Linares,
visited the offices of the coroner, district
attorney and sheriff on Saturday, but
the information at his command at the'
time was not .sufficient to allow these
! officials to act.
Yesterday morning he came again and
! informed District Attorney Donnell that
an American woman who lived quite
I close to the Orosco house had stated to
jhim that she had seen the husband go
into the house on the morning of the
wife's death and remain there about ten
minutes. While he was there she had
heard a shot and later she had seen him
go away.
With such a statement at hand, it was
resolved that an immediate investiga
tion was imperative, and Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Williams took charge of
it. He and Sheriff Burr proceeded to
Lamanda Park in one carriage, while
Deputy Sheriff White took another one
by way of the mission, to head off Oros
co If he should undertake to run away,
In case his suspicions became aroused.
The American woman was found to be
a Mrs. Neblino, a middle-aged person
married to a Mexican, and who.formerly
worked at the St. Elmo hotel. Her story
was somewhat different from the Lin
ares' version. She lives only about 20
yards away from the Orpsco place. She
said that on the day of Modesta's death
she had heard a shot in the house at 8:30
in the morning. Some twenty minutes
later she saw Orosco, as she wended
her way to a little outhouse, on his own
doorstep going in. He remained inside
a few minutes, then rame out and went
away. He did not speak to Mrs. Neb
lino at that time.
ft was considered by the officials that
there were sufficient suspicious circum
stances connected with Orosco's doings
on that day to justify his arrest, and
Bito Linares was permitted to swear to
a complaint charging Juan Orosco with
the murder of his wife on the 25th of
January. Justice Rosslter of Pasadena
Issued a warrant which was served up
on the accused as he was plowing yes
terday afternoon on the Allen ranch by
Sheriff Burr.
Mr. Allen was with the sheriff and
said to Orosco: "John, this is the sher
iff. The people don't seem to be satis
fied with the verdict at the inquest."
"I don't see why they shouldn't be
satisfied," replied the Mexican, ' as h?
quit plowing and asked to be permitted
to put on his overcoat.
He was then taken before Justice Ros- '
siter at Pasadena and remanded without
bail pending examination. Upon hl3
arrival at the county jail his main
thought was that he was very hungry
and wanted a good hot supper. Orosco
Is a tall, swarthy Mexican with piercing
black eyes and a heavy moustache, not 1
ill looking. While being searched and 1
prepared for identification he said that
It was all nonsense to say that he had '
been at his house about 9 oclock In the
morning on the 25th as he was fully pre
pared to prove an unassailable alibi.
He pretended not to know why Mrs.
Neblino should say that he was there
when he was not, and claimed never to I
have spoken to her In his life.
He laughed scornfully when told of
the stories of his Jealousy and said that
they were lies. As to his brother-ln- <
law, Bito Linares, he stigmatized him I
as a liar, because he had told him that
he had had nothing to do with his arrest
when as a matter of fact he alone had
moved the machinery of the law to bring
it about. All this time the prisoner was
picking his teeth with a match and re
verting to that hot supper whlci the
sheriff had promised him and which he
wanted right then.
Orosco will be taken to Pasadena this
morning, arraigned before Justice Ros
slter and the date of his examination
Fractured His Arm
Peter Mcintosh, aped 18 years, was the
victim of a serious accident at 1:20 oclock
yesterday afternoon. He had recov
ered from an attack of typhoid fever but
two days before, and yesterday was the
first day his physician would allow him
to leave the house. He was walking
along Bellevue avenue and slipped on
a piece of orange peel and fell. He sus
tained a fracture of the right arm in
two places, besides other Injuries. It Is
feared the accident will cause a recur
rence of his illness.
Standing Committees Appointed at the
Directors' Meeting Last Night
At a meeting board of directors
of tho Merchants and Manufacturers'
association held last evening the special
committee appointed' by the farmers
clubs was present to confer with the as
sociation regarding the establishment of
a produce exchange.
Prof. Sprague stated that the produc
ers of Southern California greatly ap
preciated the efforts of the Merchants
and Manufacturers' association to es
tablish reliable market reports of the
produce of this section and that the
farmers realize that such an exchange
would be of vast benefit to them as well
as to the commission merchants.
A committee from the association,
consisting of Max Meyherg, Frank
Simpson and H. P. Anderson, was ap
pointed to meet with the committee from
the farmers' clubs for the purpose of
formulating a plan of action. The two
committees will meet next Tuesday
morning at 10 oclock at the hall of in
The Invitation to be present at the
opening of the new armory next Monday
evening was accepted with thanks, and
the board of directors decided to attend
the event In a body.
A resolution was passed In memory of
the death of T. D. Stimson and setting
forth that by his demise this rlty has
sustained a serious loss, and a commit
tee was appointed to present the resolu
tion at the next meeting of the board of
The following were elected new mem
bers: C. L. Hanson, Golden Brand Hy
gienic Coffee company.
President Baker announced the ap
pointment of the following standing
Public improvements—J. J. Bergin. J. S.
Salkey, G. J. Griffith, F. K. Rule, D. W.
Municipal Affairs—A. C. Jones, A. C.
Bllleke, F. W. King, H. Jevne, James
Transportation—Geo. Boole. E. A. Stu
art. P. W. Braun, J. O. Koepfli. M. H. New
Trade and Commerce—J. M. Schneider.
C. B. Boothe. M. W. Stewart, Geo. Wig
more. H. W. Frank.
Manufactures—Max Meyherg, N. Bon
filio. B. Erckenbrecher, J. G. McKinney.
A. Douglass.
Grievances—S. G. Marshutz, F. E. Fay,
Jos. Maier.
Statistics—Carl Trlest, E. S. Sullivan, R.
11. Hunt.
Membership—C. C. Desmond, H. P. An
derson. R. W. Pridham.
Finance—Frank Simpson, R. W. Burn
ham. J. J. Bergin.
Exhibition—R. H. Herron. R. W. Burn
ham. J. M. Schneider, Frank Simpßon, C.
C. Desmond.
Investments—H. J. Fleishman, R. W.
Burnham, K. Cohn. >
Mrs. Gertrude Auld Thomas has never
given more convincing proof of her rank
as an artist than at the first of a series
of song recitals last evening in the
Blanchard-Fltzgerald hall. Her pro
gram, which was carefully selected, was
delightfully presented, and, except for
an occasional tendency to vibrate, which
was probably due to nervousness, her
voice was quite at its best.
Mrs. Thomas met and conquered the
dramatic and vocal exactions of the great
aria from the mad scene in "Hamlet"
with a very delightful art. As a well
merited encore, she sang KJerulf's tragic
little "Synnove's Pong," with a delicious
mezza voce. For encore to the group of
three songs, with which the program
opened, Yon Stutzman's "Vainka's
Song" was given, with a dainty naivete.
Another of the particularly enjoyable
numbers was an "Old French Song"
(1700), by Martini. Mrs. Thomas was
ably assisted by Miss M. Edith Haines,
who played her accompaniments with
sympathy, and three solo numbers be
sides. The next recital will be given
February 28th.
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The first matinee concert by the Los
Angeles Symphony orchestra. Hariey
Hamilton, conductor, will be given this
afternoon in Music hall at ,1:30 oclook.
The program will include, besides Bee
thoven's "First Symphony," Plerne's
"Serenade" (for strings only), Mendels
sohn's "Flngal Cave Overture," a Strauss
waltz. "Wiener Blut." and Rossini's
overture to "William Tell."
Steals a Rig but Kills the Horse While
An unknown man made a determined
effort to steal a horse and delivery wag
on belonging to Sentous Bros., butchers,
at Aliso and Los Angeles streets, last
night. That he did not succeed was due
to an accident later, in which the horse
was killed and the wagon wrecked.
The horse was hitched in front of the
firm's meat store shortly after 8 oclock
last night. One of the employes of the
store happened to notice a man driving
the horse slow ly along the opposite, side
of the street and called to him to stop.
Instead of replying, the man whipped
the horse Into a run and was soon out of
sight. He drove to Main street and
then past the plaza, turning into Sono
ratown, all the time keeping the horse
running. At the corner of Castellar and
Alpine streets he tried to make a sharp
turn, and in doing so overturned the
wagon. The horse was thrown and its
neck was broken by the fall. A crowd
quickly collected, but none of the peo
ple knew that the man had no right to
the rig. He hurriedly left the place,
seemingly uninjured, and disappeared
In the direction of the oil fields. The mat
ter was reported at the police station,
but, as no good description of the man
could be furnished, he will be hard to
Died of Heart Failure
Mrs. Ida Vogel, who while insane tried
to kill herself by cutting her throat at
her home on Anderson street a month
ago, died yesterday at the county hos
pital. Her death was only indirectly
due to the self-inflicted injuries. She
had been gradually growing weaker
ever since her admission to the hos
pital and the direct cause of her death
was heart failure. She was 32 years of
age and leaves a husband and one
J. H. Adams of Pasadena was at the
St. Denis, New York, Saturday.
uine coon minstrel show of the old
fashioned kind was that given by the
Maharas last night. The house was
not heavy, as might have been expected,
but the performance was quite a success
and better of its class than is often seen
here. The first part ot me entertain
ment went very smothly and the olio
that followed contained enough of the
knock-about element to please the
colored population who made a very
considerable showing In the audience.
The minstrels will appear again tonight
and tomorrow they will close with two
performances, afternoon and evening,
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ORPHEUM.—The usual large audi
ence last night witnessed a performance
that was varied enough to suit the taste
of ail parts of the hoURe. Among the
new turns Barney snd Russell gave a
very earnest, energetic act that was
thoroughly well liked. The lady who
followed and who makes pictures with
colored sands wore yellow silk Inex
pressibles and made new tableaux
which were greatly applauded. She
does very clever work and one cannot
but admire the deft way in which she
Juggles the sands of various hues to do
her bidding.
Maud Beall Price is a monologue en
tertainer and clever imitator. She is
of the style but brighter than Caroline
Hull, who was here a few weeks ago,
another difference between them being
that Miss Hull was a three-story vo
calist, or so called triple voiced, while
Miss Price pretends only the possession
of two registers. She affords lots of
amusement in a clever breezy way and
was recalled several times. Patrice and
Alf Hampton repeated their pretty little
sketch, "A New Year's Dream," which
keeps its charm as well as ever. Crim
mlngs and Gore have been here before
and their amusing comedy skit is en
tirely funny and gets lots of laughter
and applause. The Farnum brothers
repeat their acrobatic work, which is
excellent of its kind. A couple of
French people, Paulo and Dlka, sing
some songs In French and the woman of
the team, who is decollete above and be
low and is besides perfectly justified in
her choice of costume, accompanies her
songs with gestures that were applaud
ed by the gallery only. The rest of the
house appeared surprised, but at the
finish the applause was hearty and gen
eral. The up-to-dateness of the turn is
not to be questioned.
o o o
ford company opened Its engagement at
this house last evening with a presenta
tion of the well known melodrama, "The
Stowaway." The piece contains the
usual number of escapes and heroic
speeches, all of which were greatly ap
preciated by the gallery, which com
posed the majority of the audience. W.
J. Elleford, in the title role, was well re
ceived. As Chucky the newsboy Jessie
Norton did much to add life and inter
est to the drama and made a hit with
her songs. There was too much time
given up to "business" for so long a
play and the action was slow, but this
latter Is likely a first night defect which
will be remedied as the week advances.
"The Stowaway" will be given the bal
ance of the week witlj a matinee Satur
o o o
cellent company of comedians will inter
pret "Courted Into Court" upon its first
appearance here at the Los Angeles
theater next Friday and Saturday nights
and Saturday matinee, the most im
portant members probably being Marie
Dressier, John C. Rice, John G. Sparks.
Jacques Kruger and several other well
known farceurs.
The eagerness with which the public
besieged the box office of the Los Ange
les theater indicates that the production
of "The Serenade" by the Bostonians
next week has aroused more than usual
curiosity. The success of "The Sere
nade" is such a matter of record else
where that there is every reason to be
lieve it will find equal favor here. The
cast will include the full strength of th»
organization, including: Henry Clay
Barnabee, William H. Mac Donald, Jes
sie Bartlett Davis, Eugene Cowles, Alice
Nielsen, George Frothingham. Josephine
Bartlett, William E. Philip, Harry
Brown, Crafton Baker, W. H. Fitzger
ald, Nellie Guistl, Helene Fredericks.
Jennie Hawley, Charles R. Hawley and
S. L. Studley, musical director.
To Entertain Towne
The committee having in charge the lo
cal arrangements for the reception of
the Hon. Charles A. Towne of Minne
sota will meet today at luncheon at the
rooms of the Sliver Republican club. 533
South Main street. A full committee
meeting is expected, at which time re
ports will be made by the several com
mittees appointed by Chairman SpaMing
at the last meeting. Secretary Cooper
of the state committee announces that
Mr. Towne will address the people of
Los Angeles on Monday evening. Febru
ary 14. The location of the meeting will
be announced later. From letters re
ceived by Secretary Cooper, Mr. Towne
will receive a rousing reception in all the
places he will visit, and the outcome of
his trip west will be watched with great
interest by all Interested in the cause of
Child's Play
Several hundred people attended the
entertainment given at the First Chris
tian church last evening under the aus
pices of Miss Katherine Page. A little
play, called "The Midgets' Wedding,"
was enacted by children in the early part
of the evening and was followed by
classical groupings and posings by
young ladies in Grecian garb, which
were made the more effective by the use
of colored light. The second half of the
program was made up of drills, panto
mime and music. The whole entertain
ment was so eminently successful thnt
it has been decided to repeat it tjpnight at
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But Is Still Hunting for Metal In
PRESCOTT, Ariz.. Jan. 31— H. A.
Strong, partner of Dr. Emmens of New
York, inventor of an alleged process of
transmitting silver Into gold, was a
visitor at Prescott today.
Emmens. Strong & Co., recently pur
chased a big gold property In Mojavs
county, which they are working. When
interviewed in regard to the manufac
ture of gold by Dr. Emmens' process, he
stated that the company was at present
turning out about $2000 gold per month
which they sell to the government. He
stated that the company with Improved
machinery can produce dally an amount
equal to the present monthly product.
He said that the company had no stock
to sell and consequently did not cars
whether people believed or disbelieved
his statement. While the transmuta
tions of silver into gold is in progress,
the New York firm Is engaged in pros
pecting for native gold in Arizona.
Fractured a Rib
George Finney was taken to the re
ceiving hospital yesterday afternoon,
apparently dangerously injured. He had
attempted to board a moving street car
near Second and Spring streets, and was
thrown to the ground. Dr. Hagan, who
examined his injuries, found that he
had sustained a fracture of a rib and
numerous severe bruises.
There are something like 40.000 public
schools in Japan. The buildings are,
comfortable, and education is compul
Judge Calvin Edgerton of Los An
geles was a guest at the Flfth-avenua
hotel, New York, Saturday.
At the Westminster
A. W. Ballard, Geo. P. Curtis. San Fran
cisco; A. M. Compton and wife, Chicago;
H. IS. Carlton and wife. Rochester; Frank
Sancho. New Orleans; Louis P. Boardman,
San Francisco: t>, Walton and wife. New
York; R. A. Kddy and wife, ,f. M. Keith
and wife. Mlsaula: A. M. Sutton, Sun
Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Town,,
Jackson Towne. Miss Dodge. Milwaukee;
Miss Inez Miller. P. O. Miller, Newport,
Vt.i Charles A. Johnson. Mrs. Charles A.
Johnson. Denver, Col.; Geo. H. Bughroan,
Pittsburg: L, w. Loomls, Chicago; Mrs,
B. Regenshurger. Miss 1,. Regensburger,
San Francisco; James Reed. Cariboo, it.
C; R. c. Wrenshall and wife. Pittsburg;
Mr. and Mrs. A. McC. Hardenbergh, Ne«
Brunswick, N. J.: H. C. Btubbe, Banning;
C. Stanley Hurlbut, wife and child, Phila

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