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The Adventure of Parson Kelley and
a Live House—Social and
Personal Notes
PASADENA, Feb. 11.-The workers In
the non-partisan cause have much rea
son to feel encouraged at the reception
accorded by citizens of all parties to tho
principles advocated by them, and there
Is every reason to believe that If good,
clean business men are nominated for of
fice by the non-partisan people that ticket
will be elected by a very large majority
The committee appointed to take charge
of the arrangements for a mass meeting
has now been augmented by the addition
of about a hundred names and there is
considerable enthusiasm among the advo
cates of the people's ticket, so that work
ers are springing up on all sides ready to
take hold and push matters to a successful
termination. A meeting of the committee
has been called for Tuesday evening, tho
16th instant, at the office ot the Pasadena
Lake Vineyard Land and Water company,
when a {lien of campaign will be decided
upon, or at least suggestions will be
brought in and the matter talked over.
The Rev. J. H. Kelley, the colored pas
tor of the African Friendship Baptist
church, bears the distinction of having
•wallowed a live mouse and living to tell
t* the experience. This event occurred
the other night. Mr. Kelley had gone to
bed and was reading a newspaper. After
a bit he fell asleep and lay on his back.
Perhaps he snored, which attracted his
mouseship. At all events the reverend gen
tleman awoke presently with a gasp and
a sensation that must be experienced to
be understood. He was very much fright
ened and so was the mouse, evidently, as
It scratched and bit and squealed down
the colored gentleman's aesophagus. Mr.
Kelley, finding that the neighbors could
not relieve him, got on his wheel and
rousted out a doctor, who administered Ipe
cac. About two hours afterward the mouse
reappeared, dead as one from the grave.
It wa* a harrowing experience for the poor
little animal, and Mr. Kelley feels that he
himself deserves sympathy, too.
A deciduous fruit growers' meeting will
be held tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 p. m. in
the recorder's court room. A. R. Sprague
of the Centrol exchange of Los Angeles
will be present and the deciduous fruit
Interests of Southern California will be
Bishop McCabe (better known as Chap
lain McCabc) will deliver his celebrated
lecture on "Life In Llbby Prison" in the
M. K. tabernacle on the 21st Inst. l"hat
the lecture has been appreciated Is evi
denced by the tact that $150,000 has been
made out of it for the M. E. church exten
sion fund.
R. H. Plnney has sold out his fuel and
feed business to Messrs. Mackallp and
Hawkins of Pittsburg, Perm. These gen
tlemen will return to Pittsburg soon, leav
ing Mr. Plnney in charge as manager.
The death of Mrs. Henry G. Cotton oc
curred yesterday in Los Angeles hospital.
Mrs. Cotton was a daughter of Council
man and Mrs. H. M. Hamilton of this city,
and the family formerly resided on Park
•treet. Bhe leaves a husband and three
children to mourn her loss. The remains
will be interred in' Chicago.
Tbe death of Mrs. A. P. Charles occurred
at the family home on Clinton street after
a prolonged Illness.
George Blake sued Manager Merrill of
the Sierra Madre Villa hotel in Justice
Rosslter'e court today for $50 damages and
was awarded $8 and costs.
Chalkley 8. Lambert, aged 72 years, died
last night at his home on North Moline
avenue after a long Illness. The funeral
Will be held from the residnece tomorrow.
Dr. George S. Hull gave an Interesting
lecture on travel this evening before a
fair-sized audience In the Y. M. C. A.
rooms. The lecture was Illustrated with
stereoptlcon views.
An attachment was today served by-
Deputy Constable Wallls on some live
stock for G. Lusher, against O. E. Watrous
and Mrs. M. P. Hobart. The amount In
volves about $300.
B. O. Kendall left this morning for Flag
staff, Ariz.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Stebhlns of Bath ar
rived this morning to spend the winter.
Peter Hall of Catallna avenue will leave
tomorrow for the Klondike.
Miss Mattie Meyers has returned from
Long Beach.
Mrs. R. L. Keep and daughter of Orange,
have come to Pasadena to spend a few
months and have taken a house at 61 North
Euclid avenue.
The pupils of Miss Orton's classical
school on South Euclid avenue, last even
ing presented a little program of music and
tableau which delighted a large number of
ladles and gentlemen who were present.
The music Included a piano solo by Miss
Sara KUbourn, a song by Miss Ada Coggs
well. song by H. H. Klamroth, illustrated
reading by Miss Miner, from Longfellow,
the tableaux were in the nature of framed
living pictures. Tho affair was for charity.
The authorities of the M. E. church have
decided to place a memorial window in the
how second church In honor of Dr. Henry
E. Cooke of Boston, who is a visitor in
Pasadena and who, though of another de
nomination, has from time to time col
lected money and devoted it to the aid of
tho new church. This Intention was given
out last evening In the First M. B. church
following Dr. Cooke's lecture upon Long
fellow and Whittier, and was a complete
surprise to the gentleman. Dr. Cooke was
much affected and said he hoped that he
might be spared another year so that he
might return to Pasadena and preach in
the new church.
Deputy Constable Sam Wallls, who has
been in search of Morris, a tinsmith, has
located his man and will capture him to
morrow, he thinks, provided Morris does
jiot get wind of Sam's approach. Morris
a the man who traded horses with George
Beck of South Franklin avenue a few
svenlngs ago and then, In the night, traded
back, somewhat to his advantage. In as
much as Beck had paid $2 to boot for his
nag. Wallls learned that Morris was seen
near the Chapman ranch, east of town,
md that he was doing odd Jobs about and
seemingly unafraid of arrest.
Prof. Arthur Chamberlain lectured this
afternoon at 3:30 oclock in the Throop bio
logical laboratory on "Underground Water
and Origin and History of Lakes."
Mrs. H. L. Story entertained the Sans
Soucl club yesterday afternoon at her
home in Altadena. Luncheon was served
It 1 o'clock, following which the guests en
byed progressive euchre. Mrs. G W
Btimson won first prize, Miss Dodwortti
lecond, Mrs. Rogers lone hand.
Dr. and Mrs. T. 8. Greene entertained
the East Side Euchre club last evening at
rhelr home on East Colorado street. The
highest scores were made by Miss Mc
pherson and Mrs. Joe Gross. Refresh
ments wore served at the conclusion of the
Don't forget the Cuban famine sale at
Sash Bros.' today (Saturday).
The News' Fall
To the Editor of the Les Angeles Herald:
The Pasadena News has forsaken Its first
ove, the espousal of the cause of the Glu
tens two years ago, and has degenerated
o the low temporal level of a "bread and
lutter basis"—sorry predicament. In an
ditorial published two days ago it was an
lounccd that hereafter communications
fcould hay*. to be paid for, as It cost "more
ban a dollar to set type for Dr. Fay's
ttlole on 'Non-Partieanship In City Af-
'ssut it v said somewhere that the devil
will deceive the very elect, If It were pos
sible. So we need not feel greatly sur
prised at the fall of our paper. But other
things have transpired favorable to its po
sition slnoe its decline, which, perhaps,
might ameliorate the offense somewhat,
viz: It has since secured the public print
ing for this city, and now Madam Rumbr
steps up boldly and asserts that the elec
tric company has swallowed the News,
editor and all. without sauce. If this be
true, and we have no reason to doubt It,
until we are informed otherwise, the edi
tor's cup of Joy must be full unto the brim,
and ho may lie back In his editorial chair
and sing: "Blest be the tie that binds our
loving hearts in one the fellowship of
kindred minds is now on earth begun."
P. S.—Since writing the above the editor
has recanted In regard to the citizens'
movement. After gaining the public print
ing and other advantages, and seeing the
woods full of non-partisans, and his ina
bility to smother the movement by deny
ing them a paper in which they could run
their campaign, and seeing The Herald
step Into the breach, he has thought best,
In his generosity, to grant us a column
free. However, it is plain that he did this
because he was obliged to, If he Intended to
maintain his position as an "Independent,"
favoring neither party, since he has made
the same offer to tho "Straight Republi
cans." But he will find It rough sailing to
try to keep his balance on the fence,
watching which way the cat will Jump.
Pasadena, Feb. 11th.
A Huge Straw
To the Editor of the Los Angeles Herald;
At a meeting ot those who favor a non
partisan movement at the ensuing election
In Pasadena. Rev. Dr. Fay stated In a brief
address that for the Unlversellsts, the
Presbyterians or the Masons to nominate
of their own members the officers of the
city government for the two years ensu
ing, and because they threw open their
doors and Invited the voters of the town
to come In and co-operate with them In
making nominations, provided only their
men be named for the offices, should
then boast of their breadth, their generosi
ty, their non-partisan spirit, would be not
a whit more preposterous than It Is for the
Republicans to do precisely tho same
thing. And as the editor of the News was
present, Dr. Fay challenged him to
reconcile, In his next Issue, his own posi
tion with the foregoing chunk of common
sense. But the editor of the News has
been too busy to harmonize discrepancies
that stand In his way. U. V.
Pasadena, Feb. 11th.
The Host Effective Protection Against
RIVERSIDE, Feb. 11.—The Riverside
Horticultural club has elected the follow
ing oflfjcers: E. W. Holmes, president;
James G. Kyle, vice-president; E. L. Koe
then, secretary; executive committee.
James Boyd, J. H. Reed and B. Edmlston.
One of the interesting matters discussed
by the meeting was the question of frost
protection. Mr. Reed, who had charge of
the experiments during the recent cold
snap, gave some very encouraging infor
mation In regard to the possibilities of im
munity from damage from frost by arti
ficial means. He said that while straw
and smudges, as well as running water,
were all valuable In their way, he believed
that coal fires were more effective than any
other method yet tried.
With a complement of fifty coal baskets
to the acre, the first cost not to exceed $5
per acre, and an additional cost of $3 per
acre for coal, the best and, he was sure,
satisfactory results would be obtained. Mr.
Reed said that a year ago It was a ques
tion in his mind If It was possible to save
a fruit crop from frost by artificial means,
but now he felt sure that It could be done,
exoept in extremely unfavorable locations,
by the use of fires Judicially operated.
Smudging properly used, he believed, would
be a complete protection for orchards In
the spring and during the blossoming
J. S. Purdy and J. J. Hanford Indulge
in Complicated Amenities
SAN BERNARDINO, Feb. 11.—There
was a little scrimmage today between
friends that may lead to something more
■erlous. Hearing that there was a re
fused draft for $1100 against J, S. Purdy
and that the latter was having some cast
ings made for a newly patented smelter
for his mining Interests, his friend, J. J.
Hanford, filed papers of replevin for $129.60
aculnst Purdy and went and took the cast
ings from the shop at Henderson, where
they were being made. In taking the cast
ings Hanford took also a crusher that
Henderson claims was his own property,
which Hanford denies, and Henderson
commenced a cross suit to replevin back
the crusher. Then Purdy found that his
old friend Hanford owed him a meat bill
of $10 and commenced suit on that—a
pretty good mixture, and all in one day.
Both sides are looking around for other
worlds to conquer. In the meantime It
is said that to clear up these and other
claims Mr. Purdy will Invoke the courts.
He has $40,000 on his books coming to him.
'and although well fixed, he needs the
money Just at present, and there will evi
dently be a move made soon to straighten
matters out..
Forty Carloads of Oranges Shipped
From San Bernardino
freight blockade Is raised and the man
agement of the Santa Fe and all the em
ployes in this section are in a joyful frame
ot mind. The two great elements, fire and
Water, have had a mighty struggle and
water has proved the muster. The fa
mous tunnel in Arizona is once more a
thoroughfare and trains of all kinds go
and come as they please. Lost night forty
carloads of oranges were sent up over
the Cajon pass, the first for weeks, and
every day and night other trains will fol
low. Passenger traffic has also gained an
Impetus over this route, as the possibility
of a walk around the ruins is removed, and
tickets are selling freely again.
The Riverside Sheriff Is Not Satisfied
With' the Identification
RIVERSIDE, Feb. 11.-Sheriff Johnson
Is not Satisfied with the identification which
propounds that the man found murdered
In the river bottom last December was
Shrode of Elslnore, and he has offered a
reward of $100 to anyone who will posi
tively Identify the unfortunate man. Mrs.
Shrode Is certain that the dead man was
her husband, but pictures of Shrode do
not agree with those taken of the dead
Windbreaks, Avaunt!
SAN BERNARDINO, Feb. 11.—The hold
ing of a farmers' Institute at Rialto seems
to be productive of much good in one line
and that is in opening the eyes of the fruit
growers to the death that lurks in their
windbreaks. Whereas in the early days,
while there were no such things in Rialto,
it was called the "frostless," the' attempt
to imitate Riverside in the matter of
windbreaks has brought the frost and
damage to oranges. A raid has now com
menced and the windbreaks and hedges
are being dug out root and branch. The
result will be avast amount ot good
firewood and a freedom from frost In fu
ture years as in the early days before the
people fenced against their beat friend.
If Riverside would dig out every tree but
those for fruit, remove every hedge, ex
cept perhaps a small one in front of the
residence, and allow the winter sun to
warm the ground, and the night breeze
to dry oil the moisture, It would be wdrth
a vast amount OT Aonjur tA Aivmida
year and reduce the danger of frost to a
minimum. The same rule will apply to all
Southern California.
A Wholesale Chicken Thief
LONO BEACH, Feb. 11.—Constable
Harry Wilson brought down frem the
county Jail yesterday Mike Wilson, ac-i
cuaed of stealing a lot of rhlckens and a
coop Trom W. T. Reed. The theft oc
curred on the nlfcht of Friday, the 4th Inst.,
the prisoner being met about a half mile
from tho place by the owner of the bur
glarized chicken house, who, of course, had
no Idea that the young fellow, with whom
he had a short conversation, had fifty-one
of his chickens In a wagon, in charge of
two of his pals, following a short distance
behind. The evidence against the young
man was very direct, he being positively
Identified by Mr. Reed, his son. D. P.
Thayar and the dealer to whom he sold
the chickens In Los Angeles. The peo
ple were represented by Assistant Dlstrltc
Attorney Williams, no one appearing lor
the prisoner. He will be held on a charge
of burglary. Ills ball was fixed at $1000.
A Small Wreck
ANAHEIM, Feb. 11.—Yesterday after
noon a freight train was being sidetracked
at the Southern Pacific depot, so as' to
allow the passenger train, south bound, to
pass. The trucks on one of the cars failed
to turn as the curve was rounded and
Jumped the track. They were broken
loose from the car and knocked the rear
trucks out, allowing the car to drag on
the rails. The trucks of another car were
also torn loose, and the two cars, one
loaded with celery and the other with
orai.ges, were Hat on the rails. The
wrecking train came down from Los An
geles, and by 0:20 o'clock had the way
cleared for the passenger train and the
freight got away at S o'clock this morn
ing. No one was hurt in the smashup.
Off for Klondike
SANTA ANA, Feb. 11.—Messrs. B. E.
Trunan and Louis Sheets of Tustln left
yesterday for Klondike. Mr. Sheets goes to
Join his brother, Clarence, formerly of this
city, and Mr. Trunan, who Is a practical
miner, Is backed by a syndicate of capital
ists In and around Tustln. They go pro
visioned an dstocked for a year's stay.
NORWALK, Feb. 11.—Norwalk will soon
be well represented In the Klondike. Among
the party that sailed yesterday on the
Alice Bla*chard were six men from this
place. Eight left not long ago with an
other expedition. The following left yes
terday: L. L. Brentner, Jr., Steve Holgate,
Will Holgate, Scott Crauston, W. B. Pen
dleton and S. O. Lucas.
For Killing a Boy
RIVERSIDE, Feb. 11 Some weeks ago
one of the switch engines belonging to the
Santa Fe company, which was at work In
the yards here, ran down and killed a son
of E. W. Smith, and the later has filed
a suit for (5000 damages. As the principal
witnesses for the prosecution, three In
number, named W. G. Finch, Adolph Utts
and Ed Enrlckson, contemplate leaving
these parts for the Klondike, their deposi
tions were taken today before a Justice.
The evidence of these men, which was not
produced at the time the Inquest was held,
make a bad case for the company.
Riverside's New Depot
RIVERSIDE, Feb. 11.—The foundation
for the Southern Pacific company's new
depot here has been completed, and It Is
expected that the contract for putting up
the building will be let soon. The com
pany Is now at work putting the necessary
sidetracks and switches on Market street,
to accommodate the new depot. The com
pany Is also making quite a fill on its line
on Pachappa avenue, and some think this
means an early commencement of work of
extension of the line to Corona.
One Pick
LONG BEACH, Feb. 11.—Last Wednes
day Blllle Settles, who was accused or
purloining a pick belonging to the Long
Beach Development company, was tried
before Justice Rosecrans and Jury and ac
quitted. John Phillips, a colored youth. Is
now serving a thirty-day sentence In the
county jail on account of that same pick,
and he was brought down hereon Wednes
day to testify.
A Mexican Colony
SANTA ANA, Feb. llj—An enthusiastic
meeting was held In the city hall today by
those interested in the Mexican colony
Scheme. W. M. McFadden of Placentia
presided and explained the plans and ob
jects of the colony.' Letters were read
from parties already there and talks made
by Interested persons. Several people from
here Intend joining the colony.
Long Beach will entertain the Minneap
olis 'Journal excursionists.
Schraeder, the "divine healer," arrived
in Santa Ana yesterday morning from San
A small house in the rear of the Bruns
wick hotel at Santa Ana caught fire yes
terday morning and wa3 partially de
George Nernette of Calabasas and Mrs.
Mary E. Smith of Los Angeles were mar
ried at Santa Ana yesterday by Justice G.
E. Freeman.
The Riverside county auditor's report to
the supervisors of the funds on hand And
available Is as follows: Cash. 1117,436,82;
receipts, $14,273.78 for January and dls
bursmeents $27,971.63.
While City Councilman C. E. Grouard
of Santa Ana was chopping wood Wednes
day the ax slipped and cut his Instep to
the bone. The wound was seWed up, but
Mr. Qrouard will be disabled for a lime.
Noah Sims, a prominent and popular col
ored man of Riverside, who holds the posi
tion of head officer of the colored Odd
Fellows' lodge, Is lying at the point of
death. His sickness was brought on by a
congestive chill.
The team of John Baker of Garden Grove
became frightened yesterday morning at
the corner of Fourth and Bush streets in
Santa Ana and ran away, throwing. Mr.
Baker to the ground. The wheels of the
wagon passed over him and severely
bruised him.
The officers of Invincible parlor "4, N. S.
G. W., of Anaheim were Installed at the
regular meeting Thursday evening by H.
Clay Kellogg, deputy grand president, of
Santa Ana. Dr. Lewis F. Byington of San
Francisco and Frank Sablchi, grand trus
tee of the order, were present.
As one indication of the approach of
spring it may be mentioned that the al
mond and early peach trees In the River
side section have begun to bloom. The
fruit men are not pleased with this state
of affairs, for they fear that these buds
may be caught by some frost snap which
may come yet thiß season.
The Black Hawk Gold company of Los
Angeles has filed on twenty-five inches of
water in the Cedar Springs canyon, lo
cated on the northern slope of the San
Bernardino mountains In the west branch
of the first canyon west from Cuahenbury
station, about three miles southwest of
the station, ten miles souherly from Rab
bit springs and a quarter of a mile west
of Live Oak springs. The water is to be
used In mining, running the quartz mill
and domestic purposes, to be diverted by
a dam and four-inch pipe.
An Interesting suit has held the atten
tion ot the San Bernardino superior court
tor the peat two days that presents some
peculiar features. A judgment was ren
dered November 12, 188",. In a foreclosure
suit brought by A. G. Hubbard of Bed
lands against 3. W. Hall of San Bernar
dino, and the land tn dispute, 22V4 acrea,
was turned over to the sheriff for disposal,
when the eon-ln-law of Mr. Halt, ex-Lieu
tenant Governor J. B. Gill of Illinois,
brought suit against the sheriff, claiming
the orange crop on the land, worth f2000,.
ten Ma nranertn ._ , .
Pottery* Glass and Tapes
try Reviewed
Progress and Present Condition in the
Various Departments in United
States Presented
The customary large audience was
present in the rooms of the Friday
Morning club yesterday, to hear some
papers on different branches of the
same general subject, "The Art Indus
tries of the United States." Close at
tention was accorded all three of the
speakers, and appreciative applause fol
lowed the close of each paper.
"Rookwood Pottery" was the tbpic
presented by Miss E. P. True, who
spoke of it as a most distinctive Ameri
can industry, In that it was originated
by an American woman, none but Amer
ican materials are used in its manufac
ture, and but one foreigner—a Japanese
—is employed in the factory where it is
made. Miss True referred briefly to
the founding of the Rookwood pottery in
1880 by Miss Maria Longworth StorSr,
in an old school house in Cincinnati;
of her Indomitable energy, courage and
display of good Judgment during the
nine years that followed before the en
terprise became self-supporting and the
present commodious plaint was erected.
The speaker referred to Miss Storer's
aim In attaining the most beautiful re
sults from the simplest materials, all
essentially native to the sou. She stated
that "originality" is the distinctive fea
ture of the Rookwood, in color, in dec
oration and in "firing" as well. No
printing patterns are used; no two pieces
are alike, and therefore each Jug, each
jar, each piece of every description,
after all the twenty-one processes, is
distinctive from all others.
Miss True differentiated the four
glazes: First, the beßt-known. orange
and olive greens; then the mahogany;
third, the sea greens, and last, the ex
quisitely beautiful iris, with all their
beautiful gradations of tone, their
Mendings and harmonious contrasts. She
spoke of the various expositions where it
has been displayed and has always won
the highest honors; of the high place
it has been accorded in ceramics by com
petent Judges, both In this country and
The second paper was presented by
Miss F. A. Clark, whose topic was
"Tiffany Art Glass." Miss Clark touched
briefly upon the history of glass, of
which the oldest known piece bore the
date of 3064 B. C. Then of the passing
of the art from the Egyptians to the
Phoenicians, Assyrians, Persians,
Greeks, Romans and so on to the win
dow-makers of the middle ages and to
those of our own days.
It has, however, been reserved for
American artists to make serious ad
vances in the art, until a material has
been produced by what Is believed to be
a new formula, the outcome of numerous
experiments instituted and carried on
by Mr. Louis C. Tiffany of New York,
known as the Tiffany-Favrlle glass
mosaic, which not only complies with
every condition required in the time
honored mosaic work, but furnishes be
sides an unlimited range of colors, so
that the mosaiclst need not, like the
workers of old. supply the deficiency
of contrasting colors from the palette.
Glass mosaic in floors and on mural
surfaces, and memorial windows in va
rious periods of the world's history were
touched upon, and then the speaker
gave in detail the manufacture of the
art glass of the immediate present and
In America, where the inherent proper
ties of the glass itself, developed to
their fullest extent, obtain light and
shade through depth and irregularity
of color when united with irregularity of
surface; and by a knowledge of the mod
ern chemistry of glass wonderful effects
of color are produced.
A detailed description of this process
was then given as follows: "Skillful
workmen gather about a glass-melting
furnace, pour the molten glass upon a
small Iron table and roll it Into small
sheets, which are either perfectly smooth
or are wavy, like frozen ripples on a
lake. In pouring out the glass colors
are mixed, and In rolling it down into
a flat sheet the colors combine and min
gle in every conceivable manner."
The selection of the glass and arrange
ment of colors is controlled by the most
talented artists. The cartoons are drawn
by men of universally acknowledged
ability, and the results of their efforts
—windows, mosaics, vases, lamps and
bowls, having endless variety of text
ure and color, which is enhanced by the
added beauty of carving and cutting
through one layer of glass to another,
and by enrichments of metallic lusters
and iridescent colored lights—in compo
sition and sentiment rival the paintings
of the greatest artists.
Mrs. Cecilia A. White presented the
last paper of the morning on "Tapes
tries," in which she first defined the
word as a fabric made entirely by hand
of woollen threads. She referred to the
European Imitations made by machin
ery, which are Imitations solely, and to
those other so-called tapestries which
are painted on coarse canvas to give
tapestry effects, but which are not tap
estry at all.
Mrs. White reviewed the history of the
art from the times of the ancients: on
through the centuries and in the differ
ent countries, in Flanders, Brussels
anfl Bruges. She spoke of the import
ance of tapestries in all public and pri
vate ceremonials, as valuable trophies
in battle and as background of every
tournament, marriage and banquet.
Reference was made to the great art
ists, like Le Brun, Watteau and Boucher,
who drew the cartoons; of the Gobelins
in France and the royal Windsor tap
estries in England, from which works,
in 1893, the master workman, one Fous
sadier, was induced to come to America
by William Baumgarten, the well-known
house furnisher. M. Foussadler brought
with him his family and a small French
loom, which was set up at once In one
of the shop rooms on Fifth avenue.
During the first year several import
ant pieces of tapestry were made. Four
more weavers were induced to come from
i France, more looms were Built, and the
works were removed to
an old-French settlement on the Bronx
river. At the end of fifteen months,
more weavers were imported, and the
portieres, panels and other finished
pieces were pronounced by connoiseurs
to be excellent in technique, color and
design. The great costliness of genuine
tapestry arises from the fact that, like
lace, It is made by hand, stitch by stitch,
by skilled artisans only, and that ad
vancement is so slow that often the
day's progress may be covered by the
palm of the hand.
If the weavers who worked with sixty
tints In the days of Henry VIII could
step into Mr. Baumgarten's ateliers to
day they would think it a vision of fairy
land. Over 14,000 shades of colors have
been produced, and the rapidity with
which the workman selects his exact
lint, without a second's hesitation, and
throws his shuttle is little short of mar
velous, and the rows of dark-browed
Frenchmen swaying to and fro, the
rhythmic rattle of the looms and the
quaint French songs of the weavers
make a strange picture, even in cosmo
politan New York.
Mr. Baumgarten has added several
American boys to his force, and after
a four years' apprenticeship he hopes
gradually to make the Industry a native
one and independent of foreign labor.
As it is, exclusive of the boys, there are
now forty men at work—more than there
are at the Gobelins in Paris—and the
number of looms has been Increased
to twenty-two. Commissions for elabo
rate work have already been received
there which will insure work for the
forty men for over a year; and the
probabilities are that Americans will
no longer be obliged to send abroad
for their tapestries.
Not Subject to Allotment by Oregon
Land Sharks
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 11.—In the
United States district court today Judge
P.ellinger handed down a decision in the
case of the California and Oregon Land
company vs. the government agents,
seeking to allot the lands of the Klamath
Indian reservation.
The plaintiff corporation sought to re
efrnin the agents from allotting the lands
on fhe ground that it had title to them
by virtue of purchase from the Oregon
Central Military Road company The
lands in dispute, comprising about 130,
--000 acres, were a portion of the grant of
congress to the state of Oregon for the
construction of a military road from
Eugene City to the eastern boundary of
the state. In 1564 the state deeded the
land to the Oregon Central iMlltary
Road company, and the plaintiff in this
action claims to have acquired title by
purchase from the latter.
The court denied the application for
an injunction, and this virtually dis
poses of the matter, as the allotting
agents can now proceed with their
work. If the plaintiff has further re
course, it is against the government for
the value of the land that It claims title
In the treaty with the Indians, the
court finds that a reservation was made
for the land now known as the Klamath
reservation, and that title to this never
passed from the Indians.
Water Trout Lots Will Be Enlarged
and Improved
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11.—Superior
Judge Hebbard rendered his expected
decision In the Fair water-front case to
He decided that the State of California
has no right, title or interest whatever,
in the inlet of the Bay of San Francisco
lying north of the city/between the gov
ernment reservations, Fort Mason and
the Presidio, and that the property
rightly belongs to the Fair estate,
through a grant to James G. Fair from
the North San Francisco Homestead and
Railroad Association, which obtained its
title from the State, In 1864.
The decision ia of remarkable import
ance, since it determines that Warren
and Malley, the contractors who were
employed by the Fair estate, may now
proceed with the business of filling in
and improving this property, extending
the city northwards and, incidentally,
greatly enhancing the Value of the Fair
estate. The work had progressed with
great rapidity since the death of Senator
Fair, in December, 1894, but pursuant
to a temporary restraining order, issued
upon the filing of the complaint, had
been, perforce, interrupted.
By the decision of today another action
js also decided, that of the Fair estate
against the commissioners, restraining
that body from removing or interfering
with a number of piles driven into the
water surrounding Fair's property.
A Wealthy San Franciscan Disappears
COLUMBUS, Ind., Feb. 11.—The mys
terious disappearance of Geo. Cook, a
wealthy old bachelor of San Francisco,
who was visiting his cousin, W. M. New
soms and family, near this city, has ex
cited the people here and it Is feared
that he has been murdered for his mon
ey. The last time he was seen he had
$600 in his pockets. Two weeks ago he
left Mr. Newsome's home to spend the
day at the home of a neighbor and has
not since been heard of. He is worth
$250,000, a part of this being a tract of
forty acres of land in and near San
Francisco. He promised to leave his
fortune to Mr. Newsome if he would care
for him during the remainder of his life.
To this Newsome agreed and was mak
ing arrangements to go to California.
Mr. Cook is about 70 years of age.
Convicted and Sentenced by an Eng
lish Judge
LONDON, Feb. 11.—At the Old Bailey
today the trial of Vladimir Bourtzeff,
editor of the Narodnye Voletz (Will of
the People), and Weirzyich, the printer
of the paper, was commenced. The
prisoners were charged with issuing a
publication inciting the assassination of
the Czar. They pleaded not guilty.
The attorney. Sir Webster, who Is
prosecuting, said the charges would
never have been brought, only the cir
cumstances had been exceptional; but,
he added, the prisoners had directly in
cited to the murder of the Czar by dia
bolical means, similar to the Nihilist
outrage at the Winter Palace in 1880.
Bourtzeff was sentenced to eighteen
months and Weirzyich to two months.
Are Soon to Be Defended by Modern
OTTAWA, Ont., Feb. 11.—At the an
nual meeting of the Dominion Artillery.
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Three and one-half hour* from Los Angelas, Cal. A summer and winter resort without a coun
terpart on the American continent. Grandest mountain state road in the West. Famou* its a.
log and hunting giounds Wild goats, qnall and doves in thousands, Glass bottom boat,
revealing the wonders of ocean's depths.
Hotel Metrovo le—Kemodoled and enlarged. Open all the year. Round-trip service dally,
except Sunday, leaving So. Pacific and Terminal depots. Los Angeles, for San Pedro 9 4.1 a. and
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Association, the Minister of Militia,
Gen. Gascoigne, commander of the Can
adian forces, and others made it known
that In future there will be an inter
change between the Imperial troops at
Halifax and the permanent Canadian
corps, so that artillery men and infantry
men of the various Canadian corps may
Join the Halifax garrison and possibly
in the end go to Aldershot of elsewhere
in Great Britain.
Modern guns are to be placed in posi
tion at some of the Canadian cities. Al
ready six batteries of six breech-loading
12-pound guns have been provided. Ar
rangements for four additional corps
have also been ordered. After the re
arming of the field artillery Is complet
ed, Canada will have sixty field artillery
guns of the most improved pattern.
Kaiulani Has Chosen a Kanaka Spouse
for Herself
HONOLULU, Feb. 3., via San Fran
cisco, Feb. 11. —The engagement is an
nounced of a marriage that has been ar
ranged between Prince David Kawan
anakoa and Princess Victoria Kaiulani.
The formal betrothal merely awaits the
signature to certain deeds of family set
tlement of Dowager Queen Kapiolani.
Princess Kaiulani is the daughter of
ex-Governor Archibald Scott Cleghorn
and the late Princess Miriam Likelike,
and under the monarchial regime would
have succeeded Queen Liliuokalani to
the throne of Hawaii.
Prince David is the son of David Kaha
iepouli, a famous high chief, and Kin
oiki Kekaullke, tl,e younger sister of
Queen Kapiolani. He has been well ed
ucated in English in California and
England, and was destined under the
monarchy for a diplomatic career.
A New York Senator Threatened With
ALBANY N. V, Feb. 11.—In the Sen
ate today, Brush and Weeks' resolution
in regard to United States Senator
Murphy was made the special order for
Monday afternoon. The Weeks' resolu
tion which passed the Assembly yester
day, censured the Senator for his vote
in favor of the Teller bill. The Brush
resolution censures the Senator and de
mands his resignation for the same rea
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.—Senator
Murphy declines to discuss the action
taken by the New York Legislature,
censuring him for his vote on the Teller
financial resolution.
The British Policy
NEW YORK, Feb. 11.—The Herald' 3
correspondent in Rio Janeiro says that
rumors are current in that city to
the effect that foreigners, probably Brit
ish, have occupied a small portion of the
State of Amazonas, near British Guiana.
There have been so far no official ad
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mets apparently reliable are made that
a group of capitalists are about to mon
opolize the coffee output of Brazil by
getting control of estates In the coffee
producing states of Rio Janeiro, Bahia,
Minas Geraes, Sao Paulo and Spirltu
Leiter Shipping Wheat
CHICAGO, Feb. 11.—It is positivaly
stated that contracts for moving 1,500,
--000 bushels of Letter wheat to the sea
board have been made. Of this, the
Grand Trunk is said to have secured
500,000 bushels; the Nickel Plate 500,000
bushels, and the Lehigh Valley 500,000
bushels. The cereal will be carried on
a through rate from Chicago to Liver-
pool, so it cannot be ascertained what
proportion will accrue to the railroads
for the haul to tho seaboard.
Charged With Bribery
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11.—Samuel
Waller, the School Director who has
been indicted by the Grand Jury for so
liciting a bribe from Eli T. Shepherd, the
attorney, in return for which he was to
appoint the latter's daughter to a po
sition in the School Department, was
placed under arrest today. He was pre
pared for the officers, however, for he
presented a bond in the sum of $5000,
which had been accepted by Judge
Held for Murder
SUISUN, Cal., Feb. 11.—Frank Belew
appeared before Justice Maynard this
morning for preliminary examination
upon the charge of having murdered his
sister Susie on November Sth last, by,
poisoning her.
At the close of his testimony the
Judge held the defendant to answer to
the charge of having murdered his sis
ter, without bail.
The trial of the notorious Oeorge Smith,
keeper of a dive at San Bernardino, upon
the charge of disturbing the peace, re
sulted in the jury standing four for con
viction and eight for acquittal The testi
mony was most positive, but the colored
(man evidently has a "push" with the
jury as well ac others. This is tbe seventh
failure to convict on different charges In.
the past year or two. The case may be
called again, but U Is doubtful.

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