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CITY NEWS
» INDEX OP LOCAL EVENTS ♦
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t- Chronicled on pages 7, 8,10 and 12. •*
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4- Walnut growers meet and appoint 4
-4 committees. ▼
4- Trial of Henry Metcalfe for assault -t
-- to murder F. J. Day. ••*
--♦ Fourth of July committee meets and •♦■
4- organizes for business. 4
-- Jonathan club sends a picture of -f
f Uncle Sam and a letter to Admiral 4
-4 Dewey. T
4- A police officer to be arrested upon ♦
4 a charge ot assault with a deadly ♦
4 weapon. •*■
4 Fusion conference committeemen +
4- return from San Francisco and talk of 4
•f the meeting. ■*>
4 Board of education makes another 4
-4 futile attempt to adopt a new pen- +
4 manshlp system. 4
♦ 4
•> EVENTS OF TODAY 4
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4- Orpheum—Vaudeville. ♦
4 Burbank—"The Nominee."
4 Los Angeles—"A Texas Steer." •*>
♦ ♦
4 Benefit performance for Company 4
-- F, volunteers. Armory hall—S p. m. -4
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THE WEATHER
13MPEHATURE—Report of observations
taken at Los Angeles May 18th. The
barometer Is reduced to sea level.
/Sam
6 p. m
Ih'i.
6<
57
29 88
29Sti
Maximum temperature, 63.
Minimum temperature, S3.
Weather Conditions
Cloudy, unsettled weather prevails west
of the Missouri river, and general, though
light, rain has fallen to the Rocky moun
tains. Cloudy weather is reported from
Paciflc slope stations, except ln the San
Joaquin valley. Light rain has fallen on
the North Pacific slope and at San Diego
Ilnce Tuesday morning. The temperature
has' fallen ln Washington, Oregon and In
Northern California; elsewhere it has risen.
GEORGE E. FRANKLIN,
Local Forecast Official.
Forecasts
Local forecast for Los Angeles and vicin
ity: Partly cloudy Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO, May IS.—Forecast for
Southern California: Cloudy and unsettled
weather Thursday; fresh westerly winds.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF
Call tel. main 243 for ambulance. Bresee
Brothers. Sixth and Broadway.
C. D. Howry, undertaker, Fifth and
Broadway. Lowest prices In the city.
Robert Sharp & Co., funeral directors, 751
and 753 South Spring street. Tel Main 1620.
Mothers, shoe your boys and girls at
Burns' "Honest Value," 240 South Spring.
Watches cleaned, 75 cents; mainsprings.
CO cents; crystals, 10 cents. Patton, 214
South Broadway.
Phillips & Munton, merchant tailors, 330
South Spring street, have the latest In
summer-weight Scotch goods.
Dr. Max Wassmun, dentist, rooms 235 and
226 Potomac block, Broadway, between
Second and Third. Tel. Brown 1073.
Do you want a hat? For one week all
millinery goods at one-third off at tho
Elite Millinery, 249 South Broadway.
Mrs. Rebecca Spring will read a paper at
the Friday Morning club tomorrow on
"Some Notes on Sweden and a Story."
A marriage license was issued yesterday
to John F. Bastlan, 33, East India, and
Belle Rlgg, 22, Kentucky, residents of Wil
mington.
Adams Bros., dentists, 239% South Spring
street. Plates from $4. Painless extract
ing, 50 cents. Filling a specialty. Hours,
I to 5; Sunday, 10 to 12.
A lecture to the class of volunteer army
nurses will be given at the medical col
lege ln Uuena Vista street this evening at
f:3O. All interested are invited to be pres
tnt. Admission free.
Do you know that a framed picture
makes a most desirable wedding present?
If you are looking for anything in that line
lo not fall to call at H. C. Lichtenberger's
trt emporium, 202 South Spring street.
Some mischievous boys turned In an
Harm of fire last evening about 6:; M
o'clock from box 52 at the corner of Bunker
Hill avenue and Temple street. The de
partment responded, but had their trouble
for nothing.
Dr. Rebecca Lee Dorsey, Stlmson block*,
Brat floor, rooms 133, 134, 135. Special at
tention given to obstetrical cases, and all
llseases of women and children. Electricity
scientifically used. Consultation hours, 1
to 6. Telephone 1237.
The Young People's Christian Endeavor
■oolety of Immanuel Presbyterian cTSurch,
sorner of Tenth and Figueroa streets, will
fly a patriotic social this evening in the
:hurch parlors. An attractive programme
has been prepared. The public is invited.
Parties have been disposing of tickets ln
various parts of the city for an alleged
engineers' picnic next Sunday at Sycamore
grove. Members of the Stationary Engi
neers' association declare that they know
Dothlng of such a picnic planned by engi
neers and would urge the public to be cau
tious ln putting up for tickets for the af
fair.
Hit by a Terminal Train
An unknown man was struck by a north
bound Terminal train yesterday afternoon
ibout 4 o'clock at the Kuhrts street cross
ing. He was knocked down the embank
ment and the watchman and others who
witnessed the accident thought that he
had been killed. The fellow was drunk,
however, and when examined at the re
ceiving hospital by Dr. Hagan was found
to be uninjured beyond a few bruises. He
Has too drunk to tell his name, and was
put to bed to recover from the effects of
the liquor.
PERSONAL
G. J. Oliver, a railroad man of Tucson,
Ariz., is in the city.
W. H. Sharpe, land agent of the South
ern Pacific, Is here.
George P. Brenn, a wealthy mine owner
if Victor, Col., Is here.
S. A. Chambers, a professor in the Berke
ley university, Is in the city.
J. J. Cook and E. A. Trefethen, San
Francisco merchants, are here.
George S. Dyer, superintendent of the
Los Alamltos sugar works, is here.
■fdhtl P. Pryor, special agent for the
Pnited States land office, Is ln the city on
suslness. Mr. Pryor - s headquarters are in
3an Francisco.
F. E. Aycock, a cotton broker from
Wodgefleid. N. C, Is In the city on a pleas
ure trip. He says the present year Is nota
ble for the largest cotton crop within mem
jrv. the rmnibcr of bales raised being be
f,v-on ten and twelve million. As a result,
cotton Is selling for less than for several
years past.
Tri>nk«. lings, l.enthrr OnniU
J. C. Cunningham, nmnul... i;.,,h,Scaler,
repairing a specialty. 222 South Main. Tel
ephone M HIS
THE SAME OLD SYSTEM
BOAED OE EDUCATION COULD
> NOT AGREE
WEBB AND HIS HENCHMEN WIN
Three Distinct Purposes Prevailed,
and Neither Side Would Give in
to the Other
The Spencerlan system ot penmanship
will continue to be used In the schools of
this city, for the board of education at
Its special meeting yesterday could not
agree upon any of the systems before it
for selection.
To hear consummate Jawsmlths—men
who can talk much and say little—attend a
meeting ot this erudite body when there
Is something special before It for con
sideration. The board was In session yes
terday about forty minutes, and during
that time all of the members had a turn
to speak, not to say anything ln particular
to elucidate the mooted matter of a sys
tem ot handwriting, but simply to go on
the minute book of the secretary that they
preferred a certain one.
Allegorlcally speaking, Mr. Webb won
his point ln this school board game of
checkers. He is a diplomatic politician
and he has a complete knowledge of the
science of the game. He knows when to
move and when to take the maximum
minutes for study. He seldom goes amiss
In his Intention and purpose. His aim is
as sure as a genuine sharpshooter's. He
has the generalship to get men to follow
in his tracks and mimic his movements
and not desert him at critical stages of a
play. Despite the theory as advanced by
certain students that the human betrays
his thoughts by his counenanee and de
meanor, this man does not, tor he does not
look the part he plays—which is good for
his purpose. Unlike most men, his fea
tures do not change according to the re
marks he is making. As for the others,
they are frequently heard ln debate and
advance their opinions with spirit.
The full membership was present when
the meeting was called to order. There
were some objections to certain portions
of the minutes as read by the secretary,
but they were immaterial. The parings of
the other meetings being disposed! of, Mr
Webb moved to table the motion of Mr,
Conrey to ballot for the system receiving
the largest number of votes. The little
point was carried.
Mr. Bragg moved that the matter be
taken from the table and acted upon,
which was seconded by Mr. Mclnerney.
Mr. Brayly, however, moved that the Nat
ural system be adopted, and he received a
second ln Mr. Conrey. Mr. Mclnerney
would not have It so, and moved that a vote
be taken on the adoption of the Califor
nia system,| as an amendment to Mr.
Braly's motion.
Webb moved that the motion by Mc
lnerney be laid on the table. He moved as
a substitute motion or amendment that the
California system be not considered ln this
competition at all.
"I desire a roll call on all these numer
ous motions," said Conrey. Whereupon
wily Webb said he had an explanation to
make, and took the floor—figuratively. The
only objection to the California system
that he had, he said, was that It Is the
highest in price, also that, while the books
are printed in San Francisco, booksellers
and stationers here are debarred from
selling them at the usual percentage.
The secretary here read a communica
tion from the H. B. Crocker company of
San Francisco, the publishers of the sys
tem then In dispute, saying that it was
at the option of the board to order the
books with or without lines, this point
having beeh at another meeting charged
against It. The letter was filed.
Webb said he asked Superintendent
Foshay if he would like to have the Cali
fornia system for the next four years, and,
according to Webb, Mr. Foshay said he
would rather have the system now In use.
All of which Webb considered a point ln
his favor.
"I am glad," Conrey said at this, "that
the man from tho Ninth Is this morning
disposed to believe the principals, I think
we may yet have no trouble In getting the
Natural system." What a delusion!
A vote was now taken on each of the
two systems in argument. The vote on the
Natural system resulted five to four
against it, with the following members
voting in favor of it: Conrey, Davis, Braly
and Mathls. The vote on tho California
system resulted seven to two against it,
with Messrs. Bragg and Mclnerney alone
ln favor of It.
Webb, Poor and Bartlett voted against
both systems. And then there was a hasty
adjournment, ln which a quick movement
in the direction of the door was the chief
feature.
FOURTH OF JULY
Executive Committee Selected to Make
Arrangements
A number of well known citizens met at
Judge Morrison's court room last night to
take preliminary steps for the celebration
of the next Fourth of July. Mayor M. P.
Snyder ln announcing that the first busi
ness on hand was the nomination of a tem
porary chairman, said that It was hoped
that in view of the circumstances the com
ing celebration should be a rousing, old
fashioned one. C. C. Wright was unan
imously selected etmporary chairman and
City License Inspector eGo. W. Beebe tem
porary secretary. The next step wns the
SHIPS ON THE PACIFIC COAST
• In response to many inquiries concerning the strength of the American navy •
• on the Pacific coast, The Heraid publishes such information herewith. Tlie •
• ships in the Pacific squadron are under the command of Rear Admiral J. N. •
• Miller, who at present Is at the Occidental hotel. The draft from his fleet of •
• the Oregon, Marietta and Baltimore considerably weakens the Pacific forces. •
• The squadron now consists of the following ships: •
• Name and Rate. Class. •
• Monadnock, double turret monitor 2 •
• Monterey, Barbette turret, low freeboard monitor 2 «
• Bennington, gunboat 3 v
• Alert, iron cruiser 3 a
• Albatross, fish commission steamer converted into gunboat. c
• Grant \ c
• Corwln / #
• Rush f Revenue steamers converted into gunboats. •
• Perry ) #
• Iroquois ,
• Vigilant f Purchased steamers. s
• Active } q
• The Charleston, a second-class protected cruiser, started yesterday to the •
• Philippines, and is therefore not counted. In addition to these the Phlladel- •
• -phla, a second-rate protected cruiser: the Yorktown, a third-class gunboat, •
• and the wooden cruisers Pensacola and Hartford are undergoing repairs and •
• are of small value, #
• The first-class battleship Wisconsin and the torpedo boat destroyer Far- •
• ragut are undergoing construction at the Fulton Iron works, San Francisco, a
• The naval militia of California have the monitor Comanche and the wooden •
• cruiser Marion. #
• The Monterey and Monadnock are modern fighting ships, heavily armored •
•and armed, and are up to date in every respect. «
SLOS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 19. 1898
selection of a committee of three to choose
a committee of nine. Including the perma
nent officers. Chnlrman Wright appointed
Harry Siegel, W. H. Holablrd and J. R.
Newberry.
Mr. Newberry reported that the selection
of the executive committee had been made
under strict business considerations and
the names suggested were C. C. Wright,
chairman; George W. Beebe, secretary;
Harry Siegel, C. E. DeCamp, F. B. Sliver
wood, Robert A. Todd, M. J. Schneider,
Captain A. C. Jones and L. F. Vetter. Judge
Wright positively declined the honor of act
ing as chairman, alleging Important busi
ness occupations. A motion was then car
ried that the remaining committee of eight
be empowered to fill vacancies of perma
nent officers.
Mr. Siegel, who was treasurer of last
year's Fourth of July committee, was re
quested to submit his closing report to the
meeting. He claimed the Indulgence of
those present for time to procure it, the
meeting ln the meantime being entertained
with a short speech by Judge T. Noonan
Phillips, who made some remarks about
the condition of affairs today as compared
with things last year. He said that last
year's experience had been that every busi
ness mun In the city Mid had to go down In
his pocket, while every other man who
took part ln the celebration wanted to be
paid for It. He trusted that this mercen
ary spirit would not be again experienced
this year.
Mr. Slegel now submitted his report,
which showed collections, $2641.10; expen
ditures, $2308.99; balance on hand, $242.11;
and, on motion of Judge Phillips, this
money was ordered turned over to the new
committee and last year's committee dis
charged. Adjourned at the call of the sec
retary.
YOUNG BURGLARS
A Quartet of Boys Charged With a
Serious Crime
Four boys, none over 18 years of age, will
be examined ln Santa Monica today on
charges of burglary. The youngsters were
arrested ln this city last week by Officers
Rltch and Phillips and on Tuesday wero
turned over to the Santa Monica author
ities.
On the night of May Bth the store of A.
Mboaer at Santa Monica was burglarized
and a quantity of handkerchiefs, under
wear and various articles taken by the
thieves, who tore things up generally ln
the store and ruined many articles they
did not take away. The local authorities
were notified, and on last Friday night
Officers Ritch and Phillips discovered Jo
seph Norwood and George Burton In the
act of selling some handkerchiefs in China
town. The boys were questioned and they
claimed that they had been given the
goods to dispose of by George Page, alias
George Klsler, and Arthur Thompson. The
officers detained the first pair and aboiu
midnight went to the rooms of the later
boys and placed them under arrest. The
quartet was kept ln jail and no information
given of their arrest for the reason the
officers thoupht that two others were con
cerned In the affair.
It v/as decided, later, however, that no
more had a hand In the robbery, and Con
stable Myers of Santa Monica got the boys
and took them to that place Tuesday for
arraignment. When arrested the Norwood
boy had on a pair of socks stolen from the
Mooser store. When Page was 15 years
old he was committed to the reform school
of Colorado for three years, but he man
aged Jo escape after being incarcerated
four months.
AT THE THEATER
LOS ANGELES THEATER.—Hoyt's "A
Texas Steer," the best comedy that has
come from the successful pen ot the well
known author will be presented at thl-!
house to-night, Thursday, May 19th. It
Is a laughable satire on present-day poli
tics. The company is large and efficient,
Including Katie Putnam, specially en
gaged as Bossy; Maurice Freeman, as
Maverick Brander; Will H. Bray ln his
original part, Christopher Columbus, Jr.,
the Bison City quartet and a star cast from
Hoyt's Madison Square theater. New
York. •
© © ©
BURBANK.—"The Nominee" is drawlrn?
larger houses every night, and Is received
with the heartiest laughter. W. H. Pas
coe, the capable leading man of the com
pany, goes east to fill his engagements
there next week, so that there will be bn
a few more opportunities to witness his
clever work.
© © ©
ORPHEUM.—AI Leech and his thrco
rosebud girls continue to be the most at
tractive feature of the programme. The
other turns all come In for their due share
of applause, and the house is crowded
every night.
THEIR BENEFIT TONIGHT
Company E Will Send Eunds to Com
rades in San Erancisco
The Company F benefit, to occur at the
armory this evening, has taken on large
proportions within the last twenty-four
hours, and the patrons of the "boys in
front" will be rewarded by a program of
much excellence.
Professional and the best local talent will
be on the boards and humor will prevail
throughout. Mandolin club, patriotic
songs, banjo solo, piano solo and BUI
Nye readings form a portion of the pro
gram.
All the theaters will be represented dur
ing the evening. Tickets are on sale at all
music stores.
Latest styles wall paper at A. A. Eck-
Strom's, 324 South Spring street.
Optical work; accurate fitting. J. W.
Fuller. 315 North Main street.
NEWS OF THE RAILWAYS
DOUBT AS TO THE PERMANENCY
OP THE STEAMSHIP LINE
THE TERMINAL'S EXTENSION
San Oabrlel Valley to Be Given Elec
tric Road Service—Surf Line Gap.
Notes and Personals
It appears from Information received
from New York, that the Santa Fe's pro
posed line of steamers from San Diego to
the Orient Is more of a temporary arrange
ment than anything else, caused by the
war conditions which affect round-the-
Horn shipping as well as Transpacific com
merce from this coast under the Paciflc
Mall steamers - flag. The clippers which
ply from New York, and vessels on this
coast flying the American flag, will of
course be subject to harrying by Spanish
vessels, and the conditions are such as to
materially embarrass merchants who have
been using these lines. The Japanese flag,
however, would be all right, particularly
as the Spanish authorities would be chary
of interfering more than was absolutely
necessary with that powerful maritime
people. While tbe war lasts the line will be
maintained, and perhaps after that, but
the negotiations which have led to its.
establishment were brought about by the
war and It is possible that when the light
is concluded they will be found not suffic
ient to cause the continuance of the traffic.
Terminal Projects
It Is said on what ahduld be good author
ity, It the' Terminal railway secures the
franchises It has asked for for Its proposed
electric system, that it will undertake a
very extensive system of roads, covering
the San Gabriel valley completely. It Is
thought that the Altadena line will be ex
tended eastward so as to reaih a number of
residence localities, and that another
branch will be built from the region of
South Pasadena to and through Alhambra
to San Gabriel. Representatives of the
company have already announced that the
trustees of South Pasadena will be asked
for a franchise over certain streets in that
city for the purpose of carrying out the
latter extension, and there have been such
expressions from the council as removes
any doubt as to their willingness to grant
the request.
The route as outlined includes Fair Oaks
avenue, Mission street, or Monterey read,
to Garfield avenue, running south to Al
hambra on the latter thoroughfare. There
Is some objection to granting the use of
Fair Oaks avenue for railway purposes as
that road has been cherished as a boule
vard. However, as there ere many ways
of attaining the same result desired by
the company without Intruding on that
thoroughfare, an agreement can easily be
reached.
The Surf Line
The people of Santa Barbara, under the
aggressive action of Edward Ivlson, who
Is the chairman of the citizens' commit
tee, have been stirring up C. P. Hunting
ton again, anent the construction of the
Surf line gap between Elwood and Surf.
The oompany recommenced the work on
the line with great activity some weeks
ago, but since then have relaxed their
c fforts, and it appeared for a time that they
were going to stop all pretense of trying to
complete the line in the twelve months
promised.
Huntington, however, writes to Mr. IV.
son with great cheerfulness, and his usual
absence of anything definite In the way of
Information, that he has come to the con
clusion that the completion of the line
would not only be of benefit to the city,
but to the company as well, and that
"what I can do toward getting this gap
closed up I shall try to do, for I believe
that Hs completion would not only be a
boon to Santa Barbara people, but that it
would be good business on our part to gc.
the two ends of the coast line connected as
soon as they reasonably could be "
This may mean a whole lot or nothing,
a characteristic of Huntington's utter
ances.
Possible Bate War
Every day the San Francisco papers
contain Interviews with Southern Pacific
officials apropos of the Canadian Pacific's
naughty conduct In cutting overland rates,
and threatening that similar action will
Immediately follow from San Francisco
and Los Angeles. There has been some
reduction ln rates from San Francisco
cast, consequent upon a cut made by the
Northern Pacific, to protect itself from
the Canadian line's slashing, but there is
no present Indication of the war's extend
ing to this part of the state, as far as any
Informatlon obtainable from local officials
goes. If the Southern Paciflc commences
the cutting it will be with the consent
and participation of the Santa Fe.
A Disinfecting Expense
A new Item of expense In railway oper
ation Is the required disinfection of cattle
cars every time that they are used for
Interstate shipments. At present th?
Southern Paciflc Is shipping Immense
numbers of cattle, and the Santa Fe is do
ing an equally large busines of the same
kind. A federal law which Is now being
rigidly enforced, requires that all cars used
for this purpose must be thoroughly dis
infected before every trip, and fTTe cost
of this Is no little matter. However, the
shippers have to pay It In the end.
Fighting the Valley Road
The Southern Paciflc Company does not
Intend to let the Valley road have an
easy time of tt, now that the latter has
entered Bakersfleld, and Is ready to do
business In that region. The former com
pany has just completed arrangements
to open a commercial office ln that city,
and has put a corps of very efficient men
in charge. C. H. Fairchlld Is the chief of
the office, W. V. Matlock Is placed in tho
freight office, and T. M. Young and Harry
Llbby complete the roster. There win be
a lively rustle for shipments after the
27th, when the Valley road will commence
regular train service.
Notes and Personals
The Southern Paciflc is shipping a hun
dred car loads of cattle from the Suey
rancho In San Luis Obispo county to
Omaha.
The city council of Riverside has granted
the Southern Pacific Company the fran
chise asked for In that city.
J B. Mullen has been apoplnted Santa
Fe agent at San Bernardino, succeeding
Mr. Mitchcm. who resigned some days
ago. Mr. Mullen has been the company's
nsrent at Redlnndf. where he has ben »i
that position for eight years past.
A number of stations have been discon
tinued In San Joaquin valley by the South
ern Pacific company, as their business
did not Justify their retention. Among
these are Athlone, Atwater, Banta, Ceres,
Livingston and Rlpon.
The Southern Paciflc limited has been
discontinued for the season.
The branch of the Southern Pacific from
Pomona to Chino will be turned dyer to the
operating department ln a very few days.
WALNUT GROWERS MEET AGAIN
Committee to Formulate Plans for a
Central Organisation
About sixty delegates, representing the
various walnut growers' associations of
Southern California, met in the chamber of
commerce yesterday. Colonel Q. F. Smith
of Santa Barbara was elected chairman
and C. E. Holcomb secretary. The organ
izations represented were: Santa Barbara.
Los Nietos and Ranchlto Incorporated;
Los Nietos, Mountain View, Tustin, Ana
helm, Golden Belt and Fullerton. The ob
ject of the meeting was to make another ef
fort toward the formation of a central as
sociation. All previous attempts have failed
owing to the refusal of Rivera and Fuller
ton to come ln. They have held off osten
sibly on the ground that they represent the
greatest walnut growing acreage and
should be entitled to the largest number of
delegates. The representation having been
settled upon the basis of carloads at the
meeting held a month ago and the associa
tions named still refusing to Join, it was
decided to proceed without them.
The matter wus again discussed yester
day in all Its bearings and the only decisive
action taken was the appointment of a
committee to formulate plans and draft
by-laws, as follows: E. K. Benchley, R.
H. Sanborn, A. R. Sprague, J. F. Coggs
well, J. B. Neff. The committee was in
structed to report at a meeting to be held
in the chamber of commerce Thursday,
June 10th, at 10 a. m. Fullerton and Rivera
will send delegates and they agree to tlx
and maintain prices. They claim that they
cannot come Into the organization, pre
sumably because they are committed to
the commission men.
A WEEK'S FIRES
Short Meeting of the Commissioners
and but Little Business
The board of fire commissioners held a
short session yesterday morning, which,
for tranquillity and routine nature, was ln
marked contrast to the police board meet
ing of the day before.
The San Gabriel Electric company waß
granted permission to erect two boilers on
the alley running through the property on
the northeast corner of Third and Los
Angeles streets.
E. E. Hultberg was granted permission
to erect and operate a steam boiler at 219%
West Fourth street.
The following fires were reported for the
week ending May 17th: May 11th, at 12:20
p. m., a small fire at 331 South Olive street;
same date, at 6 p. m., dwelling at 737 Le
Couvreur street, East Los Angeles, caused
by a lamp explosion, loss 350; one on May
12th, at 6:30 p. m., a Are at 712 Grand ave
nue, laundry and cottage burned as a re
sult of a gasoline explosion, loss 32000; on
the 14th Inst., at 3:28 a. m., nre at 769 San
Fernando street, two-story frame dwell
ing, loss $200; on the 15th Inst., at 8:13 p. m.,
a fire at 2601 South Flgueroa street, no loss.
University News
A. O Martin of 2924 Vermont avenue is
out again, after a short spell of the grip.
J. H. Griffith of Lawrence, Kan., has
purchased lots C and D of the Wiesen
danger tract. He Intends to erect a hand
some residence upon the property at
once.
Judge John D. Works of Orchard ave
nue went to San Diego on Monday to at
tend to some legal business.
Phllo Jones, editor of the Courier, spent
Saturday and Sunday ln Ontario.
L. A. Phillips of West Thirtieth street
U erecting a commodious two-story resi
dence on Twenty-ninth street, just west
of Hoover street.
Supervisor A. E. Davis, who has been
laid up with the grip for the past two
weeks, at his home on Vermont and
Twenty-ninth streets is able to be ou:
again.
The programme for commencement
week at the University has been made out
as follows: Tuesday, May 31st, Junior ex
hibition, school of oratory. Thursday.
June 2d, graduating exercises, school of
oratory. Friday, June 3d, open meeting,
Athanaslan literary society Saturday,
June 4th, commencement exhibition, Athe
na Literary society. Sunday, June sth,
baccalaureate sermon, 10:30 a. m. Mon
day, June 6th, commencement exhibition,
Aristotelian Literary society. Tuesday.
June 7th, graduation exercises, school ot
music. Wednesday, June Bth, class day,
senior class. Thursday, June 9th, com
mencement exercises, 10:30 a. m.; annual
banquet of alumni association at 8:10
p. m.
H. A. Plimpton of Pcrrls spent Satur
day, Sunday and Monday visiting his
daughter, Professor Mary E. Plimpton of
West Thirty-sixth street.
El Rodeo, the annual published by the
Junior class of the college, is Just out. It
Is a neatly bound and well printed book
of about two hundred pages, and Is Illus
trated with a number of artistic half
tones. One or two of the "grinds" in it
have caused considerable kicking on the
part of the persons against whom they
were directed.
Fred E. Palmer has sold his place at
1130 West Thirty-first street, and will
build on Thirty-second near McClintock
avenue.
Engineers and Architects
The regular May meeting of the Engin
eers and Architects' association was held
last evening at the residence of E. L.
Swaine on Twenty-first street. Mr. Elsen
gave a very humorous and entertaining
introductory speech in which he referred
to the ever increasing demands of the con-
structlve professions and the popular mis
apprehension of their duties and rewards.
Mr. Eisen took occasion to rap some of his
engineering friends over the knuckles and
put his audience into the best of humor.
James W. Warren's paper on conduits and
underground subways for wires of power
and light companies and municipal pur
pose was treated in a thorough manner.
After the papers refreshments were served
and the meeting adjourned until June 15th.
Frank t>. Ripley, a brother of President
Ripley of the Santa Fe, Is here from Bos
ton.
Pears'
What virtue there is in
bare cleanliness!
Pears' soap doe 9 nothing
but cleanse, it has no medi
cal properties; but it brings
the color of health, and
health itself. Give it time.
ARE ALL FOR FUSION
WHAT DELEGATES HAVE TO SAY
OF THE CONFERENCE
THEY ARE OF BUT ONE OPINION
Yet the Union Convention Will Have
to Be Held in July—The Reason!
Ascribed to Populists
F. T. Cooper returned yesterday from
San Francisco, where he went to attend
the conference committee meeting of rep
resentatives of the Democratic, Peoples'
and Sliver Republican parties, called for
the purpose of considering the question of
a union of the three parties ln tbe state
campaign this fall. Mr. Cooper was one of
the silver Republican members of the con
ference.
In speaking of the work of the meeting,
he said that the session was In every way
satisfactory; there was a full attendance,
every delegate being present. As to the
tesults of the conference, every member
agreed that there should be a union of In
terests this fall, and the unanimous opin
ion en this question settled the Important
business of the meeting at once. The mat
ter of the date and place selected by the
Populists for the holding of their conven
tion made the work of the committee
rather hard, for to attend a "conference"
to "confer" on a date and plan already set
tled upon, made the delegates feel that it
was ln this regard a matter of confuta
tion, Instead of conference.
"The question of the advisability of an
early or late convention being a matter of
opinion, I do not doubt but what the Dem
ocrats will look at the earliness of the
("ate selected by the Populists more In fa
vor as fhe various features and work of
the coining campaign are considered," said
Mr. Cooper. "As for the Sliver Republi
cans, and speaking for them, I can say
we are for union, and as soon as the
Democratic state committee, which meets
on the 28th instant, to receive the report
of Its conference committee, decides the
matter of the date of the Democratic con
ventlon, the Silver Republicans will issue
a call for their state convention. There
is no doubt that the 12th or 13th of July
will be the date on which the three con
ventions will be held. San Francisco
seems to be the favored place.
"One can hear many reasons assigned
for the action of the Populists ln fixing
their convention before that of any of tho
other parties, the principal one being that
the railroad has captured their commit
tee, and by having an early date set hopes
that the Sliver Republicans and Demo
crats would not agree to meet ln July, and
ln this way fusion would be killed. lam
satisfied that the Democrats will consldc
it to the Interest of the cause, and will
aid the scheme of fusion by calling their
convention for a late date, near that set
by the Populists. The Sliver Republicans
will then be heard from.
"It was a matter of surprise to And that
those members who have lately been ac
cused of being against fusion—the reason
assigned tor their opposition being rail
road influence—were the strongest sup
porters of a union of forces, and it may be
well to state that it seems as If the Re
publicans are exceedingly anxious about
what the silver forces arc likely to do this
fall, and if rumor has it right in San Fran
cisco there is every effort being made by
the Republicans to prevent the silver
forces from coming together."
John W. Mitchell, who was also in San
Francisco on the same mission as Mr.
Cooper, when seen yesterday, said: "All
I have got to say in the matter of fusion
Is, that while I have heretofore been
against It, for the reason that ln the past
the Democrats have always got the worst
of it on all plans entered Into, now that
my national committeemen have urged
upon all Democrats to aid and assist in
bringing about a union of forces, I believe
all good party Democrats should come out
and work for this result, and I shall aid
ln every way and in whatever manner I
can, a union of the silver parties lor the
state campaign this fall. lam more than
ever convinced that a union should be had
when so early the Republicans are trying
to influence corruptly those they can
against fusion.
"I am for fusion, and if fusion falls it
will not be because I have failed *o use
overy effort on my part and in my capac
ity as a member of the Democratic state
central committee to bring about a union
of the silver forces."
Petitions and Protests
A number of property owners on West
Eighth street have filed a petition asking
the council to abandon proceedings for
sidewalklng that street, between Main and
Flgueroa, and allow them to do the work
by private contract.
John H. Jacobs, C. B. Ebey and Martha
Ebey ask that the council order the city
engineer to establish the grade and that
an ordinance be passed for grading and
curbing Kohler street, from Eighth to
Ninth, and to lower the gutter oh Ninth
street, from Kohler street west to Stan
ford avenue.
A numerously signed protest was yester
day filed with the city clerk against the
proposed sewering of Alameda street from
Allso to Macy streets. The protestants
aver that sewers of sufficient sise already
exist on the street, and that their prop
erty would In no way be benefited. One of
the numerous signers is B. Ballerino, who
has already before the council several
other protests on various matters of pub
lic Improvement.
Found in a Grove
A man was found lying partially un
conscious in a grove of trees between the
railroad track and the Mission road near
the Three-mile house yesterday. He was
taken to a saloon nearby and cared for.
and to-day will probably be removed to
the county hospital. Last Friday a little
girl went to the the Three
mile house and said that swtaaw a man
lying in the grove. No attention was paid
to her story at the time, however, but !t
is thought that it was the same person
who was found yesterday. The sick ma.-.
Is a Frenchman, and is in such a serious
condition as to be nnable to give much
of an account of himself.
Queen Victoria's Birthday
The Britishers ot the elty wlllcelebrate
the queen's birthday by a special service
next Sunday morning- at the Plymouth
Congregational church. Rev. Joseph Wild,
D. D., will lecture on "Queen Victoria."
and there will be special music by the choir,
led by Mrs. Wyatt. On Tuesday, the 24th,
a cricket match and other sports will take
place at the Athletic park, and at night
a grand banquet and ball will be held ln
the Masonic temple. The proceeds from the
different entertainments will go to the Vic
i torla home
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