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Chronicled on pages B, 0, 8 and 10
Forecast: Cloudy: threatening.
A row in a Main street poker joint.
A. E. Cant fined for assaulting a
The wheel-stealing industry of R.
Santa Fe to attempt to flood the
burning tunnel.
A Chinaman almost slain by a negro
with a meat cleaver.
Charles Compton put on trial for the
third time for forgery.
New amusement enterprise pro
jected for Elysin.li park.
The Nicholson indictment may
prove only waste paper.
Bicycle collision at Third and Main
streets results ln a fatality.
Southern Pacific's new baby can
pull forty cars up the Beaumont hill.
Funeral services over the remains
of T. D. Stimson; large attendance and
beautiful floral offerings.
Sudden death of Samuel B. Caswell,
auditor of the Los Angeles City Water
company; one of the city's oldest resi
' Burbank—"The Stowaway."
Los Angeles—"Courted Into Court."
Board of public works meets—lo
». m.
Friday Morning club meets, Owens
block—10:15 a. m.
Sunday school orchestra concert,
First Congregational church—B p. m.
TEMPERATURE—Report of observation*
taken at Los Angeles, Feb. 8. The
I'll. 111.
f p.m.
I i i t i | .
Maximum temperature, 78.
Minimum temperature. 50.
Indications for Southern Callfornln:
Cloudy weather: southwesterly winds.
Dr. Minnie Wells, 127 East Third st.
Call Tel. Main 243 for ambulance.
Kragelo & Bresee. Sixth and Broadway.
Robert Sharp & Co., funeral directors,
761 and 763 S. Spring st. Tel. Main 1029.
Watches cleaned, 75 cents; main
springs, 50 cents; crystals, 10 cents.
Patton. 214 South Broadway.
Tonight! Concert First Congrega
tional church. Large orchestra; popu
lar soloists; pleasing program. 15 cents.
E. C. Mil Jay will today tell Judge Ow
ens why he rode his bicycle on the side
walk. Officer Hill caught him at it and
arrested him.
The Turnvereln Germania will hold
on Saturday night their annual masque
, rade ball. Only members and Invited
friends will be admitted.
Max Wassman, dentist, has removed
from room 12, Downey block, to rooms
125 and 227, Potomac block, Broadway,
between Second and Third.
A fine bicycle, almost new. Is nt the
police station, awaiting an owner. Tt
was stolen some time ago and has never
been Identified by Its owner.
Adams Bros., dentists, 239% South
Spring street. Plates from $4. Pain
less extracting, 60 cents. Filling a
specialty. Hours. 8 to 6; Sundays. 10
to 12.
The seventh popular concert by the
Sunday School orchestra will be given
this evening at the First Congregation
al church. Readings and solos will lie
interspersed with the orchestra num
Tourists should not fail to visit H. C.
Llchtenberger's art emporium, 202 South
Spring street. A large variety of Cali
fornia souvenirs are on display. Should
you desire pictures or frames, remember
the place.
The regular meeting of Central W. C.
T. U. will be held at Temperance temple
this afternoon at 2:30. Mrs. Dorcas J.
Spencer of Northern California, will be
present and all desirous of meeting her
are Invited.
Ed Anderson and T. S. Quinn were as
sessed $3 each by Judge Owens yester
day for leaving their teams hitched
longer than 20 minutes. J. J. Brienstool,
L. W. Wells and Henry Argue were
similarly fined.
Dr. Rebecca Lee Dorsey, Stlmson
block, first floor, rooms 133, 134, 136.
Special attention given to obstetrical
cases and all diseases of women and
children. Electricity scientifically used.
Consultation hours, 1 to 5. Tel. 1227.
Enoch Kerch, arrested hy Patrolman
Briest for intoxication, swore that he
had not been drunk, that it was his com
panion, whom he was taking home. He
succeeded in establishing a reasonable
•doubt and was discharged from custody.
The police have been notified to look
out for David H. Long, who is missing
from his home at Santa Barbara. His
wife fears he has committed suicide.
She arrived here last night in search of
him. He has not been seen since Sunday.
John Allen and Charles Miller will be
tried in the police court today on a
charge of petty larceny. They are ac
cused of stealing milk while drunk.
Joe English, because he had invested a
small sum in liquid refreshments in an
Alameda-street crib, thought he owned
the place and refused to vacate when the
woman who pays the rent asked him to.
She called the police and Deputy Con
stable Mugneml responded. English
showed fight and was sent to the city
prison with bracelets on. He will an
swer to a charge of disturbing the peace.
Councilman Silver is in San Francisco
on a flying business trip which has, it
ls understood, more or less connection
with the water question.
By the Sad Sea Waves
Two cottages, five and six rooms, 'at
Long Beach, the closing up of an estate.
Worth J2500, and can be had for JI6OO, $500
cash, balance long time. Both places Sre
rented and bring good Interest on the In
vestment. Langworthy Co., 226 South
All prices of wall paper greatly reduced
A. A. Eckstrom, m South Spring street.
Samuel B. Caswell Expires
Without Warning
Heart Disease Or Paralysis the Cause.
Biographical Sketch of One of the
City's Oldest Residents
Samuel B. Caswell, auditor of the City
Water company, died suddenly about
5:15 oclock yesterday afternoon at his
home, southeast corner of Fifth street
and Grand avenue. Except for a slight
ailment, the exact nature of which was
not known, there was absolutely no
warning of the approach of death. The
end came while he was inspecting some
rare plants In his own green-houses. The
members of his family were absent when
he was stricken and his aged and faith
ful wife was the first to discover him as
he lay prostrate amid the flowers and
plants. When she reached his side
there was still a faint pulsation, but he
was then past all human aid. The end
came peacefully and without the slight
est struggle. His family physician was
unable to determine whether his death
was due to heart disease or a stroke ol
paralysis. The news of his death spread
rapidly, and to his hundreds of friends,
many of whom had seen him on tht
streets yesterday morning. It came as
a shock for among those who knew him
there was no man in the city who was
more highly regarded.
Although Mr. Caswell had not been In
the best of health for several years, dur
ing the last four or five months he had
been feeling quite well. Naturally de
termined and energetic he did not let
his illness interfere with his business
when he could possibly help it, and dur
ing the present season had often re
marked that he felt better than for
years. He went daily to his office and
personally saw to it that the business
of his department of the water company
was properly handled. Early yesterday
morning he arose and ate a hearty
breakfast. Soon afterward, while seated
in his parlor he was seized with a sud
den, sharp pain In the chest. It was only
momentary, but It left him feeling
somewhat weak.
He went to his duties at the usual hour
and performed them ln a manner which
gave no evidence that he was suffering
any pain or illness. After balancing his
cash, however, he said to one of the
other gentlemen ln the office that he was
not feeling the best and that he might
not return to the office after lunch. On
his way home he called at the office of
Dr. A. S. Shorb, who for years has been
his physician, and told him of the pain
he had suffered in the morning. He sta
ted that he had eaten some cabbage and
the doctor thought the pain had been
caused from indigestion and gave him
some simple remedy.
Upon arriving home Mr. Caswell ate
a light lunch and as his wife was going
out in the afternoon he stated that he
did not think he would return to the
office but would remain at home. Mrs.
Caswell left to visit a sick friend, Mrs.
Mansfield, who resides on Pigueroa
street. After her departure her husband
spent a short time reading In the par
lor. Mrs. Mary E. Lockhart, a trained
nurse, who is a member of the house
hold, desired to change her attire and
asked Mr. Caswell if he would answer
the door bell if any person called while
she was in her room. He said that he
would and she went down stairs to her
room. Soon afterward she saw Mr. Cas
well walking about the yard, looking at
the flowers, but thought nothing of it.
She went about her duties and did not
notice that he did not return to the
About 5 oclock Mrs. Caswell returned
and askod for her husband. She went to
his room and not finding him there went
through the house but could find him
nowhere. This greatly alarmed her, and
assisted by Mrs. Lockhart, she made a
more thorough search. She went into
the yard and finally to the green-house.
There on the floor half lying down with
his head resting upon a row of flower
pots Mr. Caswell was found. His wife
called him and he did not respond. She
ran screaming to his side, but was un
able to arouse hdm. Mrs. Lockhart,
who was close behind Mrs. Caswell, at
once ran for assistance. Dr. O'Brien
happened to be passing, and, hearing
the ladies' cries, stopped and at once
went to Mr. Caswell's side. The latter
was almost dead. The doctor was unable
to distinguish but the faintest possible
pulsation, which ceased while he held
Mr. Caswell's hand. Mrs. Caswell was
prostrated by the shock and the serv
ices of the physician were required for
her. Dr. Shorb was hurriedly sum
moned, but of course could do nothing.
The body was carried Into the house and
laid out.
The news of the death spread rapidly,
and friends of the deceased soon began
to arrive. There was nothing that could
be done, however, and a number of them
volunteered to remain during the night.
Dr. Shorb remained all night to attend
Mrs. Caswell.
Samuel Bradford Caswell was born In
Taunton, Mass., Jan. 3, 1828, and was
therefore ln his 71st year. His ances
tors were of English extraction, the
first on the paternal side to come to this
country being three brothers Caswell,
who came to Taunton in 1630 or soon af
ter the settlement of the Plymouth col
ony. His maternal ancestors were
Leonards. At the age of 17 he moved to
Kail river and later to Wareham, where
In 1849 he attained his majority. The
same year he married Miss Mary Brad
ford Glbbs. He engaged in merchan
dizing In Fall River until 1855 when he
came to California via Panama. Leav
ing his family in San Francisco, he went
to Nevada county, where he engaged In
mining, being one of the first to Intro
duce hydraulic washing. In 1864 he
visited the east and in June of the fol
lowing year he came to Los Angeles,
and with the late John F. Ellis engaged
In merchandising, their place of busi
ness being at the corner of Arcadia and
Los Angeles streets. The Arm continued
In business until 1875 when Mr. Caswell
became clerk of the city council, holding
that office until 1878. While ln business
he was a member of the county board of
supervisors for one term and In 1872 he
was a member of the city council.
In 1878 he became connected with the
City Water company, being auditor.
general bookkeeper and collector for a
time. The Increase of the business of
the company placed other men in service
as bookkeepers and collectors and he
retained the position of auditor until his
death. He was one of the founders of
the public library and for years was a
member of the library board. A thor
ough business man of broad views and
wide experience, of great executive abil
ity and sterling integrity, he command
ed the respect and admiration of all with
whom he was brought in contact. He
was not a member of any secret organ
ization. For years he was a trustee in
the Unitarian church.
Two children were born to Mr. and
Mrs. Caswell—a daughter, who married
J. T. Clark of Norwich, Conn., and Is
now deceased, and a son, William Mitch
ell Caswell, who is cashier of the Los
Angeles Savings bank. The latter was
for three years a cadet at West Point
The funeral arrangements have not
been made as yet, Mrs. Caswell's con
dition being such that the matter has
not been mentioned to her.
A Philanthropist's Strange Experience
With a Hungry Man
W. C. Allen is only a hobo, but ln ad
dition to his poverty he has the handi
cap of not being able to stand prosper
ity. He stationed himself near the Van
Nuys hotel last night and when George
Morgan came along he recited the usual
tale of woe and hunger with, in this
instance, emphasis on the latter. Mor
gan did not know beggars as well then
as he does now, and he was so touched
by Alien's pitiful story that he took him
to a restaurant and gave him a feed be
ginning with Blue Points and ending
with Roquefort and coffee with all the
trimmings. Morgan felt better from
his charity and he hied himself to a
bootblack stand to get a shine.
He was seated in a dark corner and
while the shine was in the process of
development and completion he was
amazed to see his late companion at the
dinner. Allen, stop in front of the stand
and accost another man, telling him the
same story of want that had touched
Morgan's heart. Allen pleaded for only
one dime, but his new victim pro
duced a quarter and said he had no
smaller change. To Morgan's amaze
ment the beggar seized the quarter and
then fished 15 cents change out of his
pocket and handed it to the other man.
Morgan did not wait for his shine. What
he said will never be known and perhaps
could not be published. What he did
was to hunt up Patrolman Davis and
have Allen "pinched" for begging.
H. G. Wilshlre will answer ln Judge
Owens' court a week from Saturday to a
charge of violating the bill board ordi
nance. He is president of the Wilshlre
Bil Posting company and his arrest Is
the result of the war now on between
that and the Los Angeles company.
M. B. Stanton, postmaster at Avalon,
was ln town yesterday and held a con
ference with Chief J. M. Johnson of the
railway mail service on the Subject of
getting a regular registry service for
Catallna. Wheels will be set In motion
immediately with the department in the
Bill Posters' War
i _
S. W. Page Sustains a Fractured Skull
, in a Collision —An Unknown
Wheelman the Cause
S. W. Page was killed and Herman
Glass was severely injured at Third and
Main streets early yesterday morning
by the collision of the bicycles which
they were riding, the accident being due
to the carelessness of neither of the men
but of a third wheelman who is un
known. Page was a salesman employed
in the delicacy department of Charles
Classen's meat shop at Third and Spring
streets, and was 35 years of age. His
home was at 1517 North Main street.
He leaves a wife and two children. Olass
is a book binder In the employ of Glass
& Long and resides at 440 Wall street.
Shortly before 7 oclock Page left his
home awheel. He was a few minutes
late and rode down Main street at a
rapid pace. There were few teams on
the street at that hour and he had al
most a clear road. Glass was also late
and was riding up Main street, between
the car tracks, but not as fast as Page
was pushing his pedals, he was behind
another wheelman, taking his pace. \%
they neared the corner both Glass and
the man he was following reduced their
speed somewhat. The unknown wheel
man, as the Intersection was reached,
turned suddenly to the left to go west
on Third street. Page was only a few
wheel lengths In front of him and com
ing fast In the opposite direction. Page
saw the turn and made a quick move to
the left to avoid it. It was evidently his
Intention to swing around the unknown
rider and pass between him and Glass,
as he had to go to Third and Spring
street. The sudden turn of the man
ahead of Olass caused Glass to also turn
and Just as Page tried to cross the front
of his wheel Glass' front wheel struck
his mount. The Impact was terrific and
both men were thrown violently to the
ground. Glass went over the handle
bars and fell upon his face and hands,
sustaining severe bruises.
Page was thrown diagonally over his
right handle bar and in falling struck
upon his head. He never moved after
he fell and the blood began gushing
from his ears and nostrils. The patrol
wagon was summoned and he was sent
to the receiving hospital where Dr. Ha
san examined his wounds. It was seen
at once that the man would die and the
physiciah could do nothing. After lin
gering unconscious for two hours he ex
pired. The body was later removed to
Orr & Hines' undertaking establishment
where the Inquest will be held today.
Glass was assisted to his feet and
wanted to go to Page's assistance but
was unable to do so. He gave his name
and address to Patrolman Pay, who ar
rived within two minutes after the acci
dent. He was allowed to go to his home
w he,re he Is now under the care of a phy
Page was a member of the salvation
army and until recently conducted n
restaurant on Second street.
Battle Between Full Hands and Fists
in a Poker Room
Nlc Tardoni thinks he can play the
great American game of draw poker, or.
at least, he thought so until last night.
Confident of his ability to break the
bank in any of the numerous cheap club
rooms, he Went to the Arizona pokei
rooms on Main street, near First, and
Investing his all, $2, In chips, entered the
game. He won the first pot and then be
gan plunging. Succeeding in bluffing a
bob-tailed flush through and winning an
ante only, he thought he was a Hoylt
on poker. His luck continued and ht
soon had a large stack of whites, when
he caught a "king full" pat. Of course,
he bet, especially as Jerry Beebee, who is
Interested in the place and w ho dealt tht
hand, drew three cards. Tardoni staked
his last chip, and then, on Beebee'r
raise, wanted to stake his clothes, but
he possession of them would have been
a liability instead of an asset, and Bee
bee sluiply called the last bet. An "acr
full'" beats a "king full" any day in the
week, and that is what Beebee had.
Then it occurred to Tardoni that he had
been "jobbed." and he accused the other
man, of cheating. The result was that
Tardoni was slugged and Beebee is.in
the city jail on a charge of battery.
Russell Suddurtb Rented and Then
Sold Bicycles
Russell L. Suddurth, a young man of
whom the detectives intend to secure
further information and who they
Jhink is a professional bicycle thief, Is
in the city jail on two charges of petty
larceny. He was arrested last night by
Detective Hawley for the embezzlement
of two bicycles, both of which were re
covered by the officer.
Several days ago a well-dressed
stranger went to Burke Bros.' cycle
store and rented a wheel for two hours.
He did not return and the next day the
firm reported the matter to the detec
tives. About the same time E. L. B.
Winston, a cycle dealer at 534 South
Broadw ay, reported that the same man
had secured a wheel from him and had
failed to return it. A good description
of the whels wase given the officers and
yesterday Detective Hawley found one
in a Main street pawnshop and the
other in a second hand store near Bixth
and Broadway. About 8 oclock last
night he captured the man who had sold
them there. At one place he had secured
$2.50 as part payment for one of tie
wheels and at the other he took $9 for
the other bicycle. He was locked up.
Jumped From a Train
Mike Collins applied at the police sta
tlon last night for medical treatment.
Its least virtue is
that it lasts so.
Soap is for comfort;
the clean are comfort
From 50c up. We have a
nice Stiff Ankle Shoe at $1.00.
2SB S. Broadway . . .231 W. Third
Strictly Reliable
For correct litting and grinding of
Glasses. Consult us. Fit and com
fort asssued.
Eyes Examined Free
Parker's Book Store
246 South Broadway
Near Public Library
The Largest, Most
Varied and Most Complete
Stock of Books
West of Chicago.
The San Diego Brewing Co.
Makers of the Celebrated
Lager Beer
No beer is permitted to go into the
market less than three months old.
JOHN ZENS & CO.. Agents
407 Turner St. Los Angeles
djkbk How's
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-&*4fr Liver?
• Doctors ffftYt me up with liver trouble.
Microbe Killer cured me perfectly. Twenty
p?ople cured in my neighborhood."—Freeman
lmftn, Brentwood, Cal. Thousands of sluggtsb
ivera have been made lively. No pills or pot
son. Why not call or write for complete prcof
md free sample?
voij e KILLER
216 a Broadway, Lo» Angelee. Cil.
He was suffering from a broken arm
and stated that he had been Injured by
a fall from a street car. Dr. Hagan re
duced the fracture. Later It was learned
that Collins had jumped off a Santa Fe
train on which he was dead-heading his
way on the bumpers. He broke his arm
by falling after his leap. At 12:30 oclock
this morning Collins was found drunk
on Vine street and was locked up.
A. 15. Cant Lightly Pined for a Cruel
A. E. Cant, who appears to be at least
50 years of age and resides at 2118 East
First street, was fined $10 by Judge
Owens yesterday for assaulting Fred
Robb, a 14-year-old newsboy. That tht
fine was not $60 was a source of great
surprise to those who heard the evi
dence. Robb delivers a San Francisco
paper to a number of people in Boyle
Heights and Cant was one of his cus
tomers. The latter has been missing his
papers frequently and when, yesterday
morning, Robb presented his bill Cant
accused him of failing to deliver the
papers he had not received. This Robb
denied and a quarrel followed, in which
Cant claims the boy used Improper lan
guage, while the boy declares Cant
called him names which would anger
any person. Cant became so enraged
at the boy that he struck him a cruel
blow on the eye with his fist, drawing
blood and causing Buch a swelling of the
cheek that the eye was closed. Cant ad
mitted having attacked the boy, and
then tried to explain the circumstances
which he said mitigated the offense.
Itobb told his story candidly and dis
played his Injured optic.
successful comedy "Courted Into Court"
will he presented tonight for the first
time here and will fill in the time until
the appearance of the Bostonians on
Monday. The management says that
the Bostonians will undoubtedly play
the banner engagement of the year, the
sale which opened yesterday was larger
by $800 than two years ago and ls by far
the biggest sale ever made in one day
in the history of the theater. "Robin
Hood" for Thursday next and the new
opera, "The Serenade," on Monday even
ing are running neck and neck for place.
Kept an Opium Joint
Jim Young, an aged Chinaman, who
has more the appearance of a mummy
than a living man, was convicted ln
Judge Qwens' court yesterday nf keep
ing an opium joint. John Armcntrout,
who the day before was giyen a 100-day
floater for visiting the place, was one
of the principal witnesses. It was proven
that Young occupied a filthy dugout in
the Chinese quarter and allowed opium
smoking there for pay. He will be sen
tenced Saturday.
Woman's Belief Corps
Stanton W. R. C. meets today at their
headquarters. Bixby hall, South Spring
street. Two new members were added
to the roster last meeting. The follow
ing have been elected as officers for the
term: Mrs. N. Leonard, president; Mrs.
Jones, secretary; Miss Addie Miller,
C. C. Monaghan starts today for St.
Louis to attend the national assembly
sel the League of American Wheelmen.
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has been added to the 5-cent piece. No in
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The biggest bargain in tobacco to-day is
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