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Hunter Said Wednesday Morning That
He Thought Clark Killed the
Further testimony was taken before Jus
tice Young yesterday in the preliminary ex
amination of Joseph Hunter on the charge
of the murder of Wong Sing Hay, the Chi
nese laundryman. At the opening of court
in the morning every seat was occupied
and as many were compelled to stand as
could find seats. Later the room was
J. B. Brighton, a private detective, was
the first witness called for the prosecution,
and told of visiting the Hunter house with
other officers the Thursday alter tiie mur
der and of seeing a pair of cult's with blood
stains on the edge. He neglected to re
move the cuffs that time and went back
next day to get them, but had not found
them. Friday evening Hunter and Cleg
horn had accused him of cutting the mat
ting under the bed and Saturday showed
him a razor which appeared to have been
spoiled by such use. Witness denied
knowledge of the cutting ami Hunter said
Clark had vomited on the floor a few days
before and some one must have mistaken
the marks for blood stain*.
The most notable fact testified to by
Brighton was to the effect that Hunter had
admitted to him that he, in company with
Cleghorn, met Clark Wednesday night after
Clark escaped from the officers, who had
taken a shot at him. 'This evidence was
important, being corroborative of Clark's
latest testimony as to meeting Cleghorn
and Hunter a half hour after midnight en
that night and of tuning a>ked the b.tter
for money with which to go to San Fran
cisco. At Clark's trial Brighton said noth
ing about such conversation with Hunter.
Brighton on cross-examination said he
formerly lived in Arizona and had been ar
rested there some time before he left, and
also once previous in Kansas jot "scrap
ping." The blood on the cuffs Hunter or
('leghorn had said came from the arm oi
whoever had worn them. Deputy Sher
iff Barnhill was in charge of the posse and
so witness had not taken measures for pre
serving exhibits in the case. Joe Hunter
had told him sine? that the cull's belonged
to Clark.
Brighton was somewhat confused when
Mr. Jones, the attorney for Hunter, inti
mated that Brighton had tried to extract
money front the defense and had failed tv
get it. and the examination was con
ducted apparently with a view of showing
that Brighton would manufacture or con
ceal evidence for a cash consideration. The
officer retorted that Mr. Jones ought not
to judge him by himself. On cross-examina
tion the fact slipped out that Hunter h n -d
told the witness that he (Hunter) had vom
ited on the floor and that Joe had said:
"It looks as though you officers wers try
ing to lay the crime on me."
At the request o! Deputy District Attor
ney Williams Mr. Brighton told about a
conversation he had with Wong Fong. the
Chinese prosecutor, before Brighton bad
testified at Clark's trial, that he would pay
the witness more not to testify as to what
he knew about the cutting of the matting
than the other side would pay him to tes
tify; that Deputy District Attorney Mc-
Comas did not want evidence that would
implicate Hunter. Mr. Williams defended
Mr. McComas, sny'ng that he knew the lat
ter would not try to suppress evidence and
that AVong Fong must have acted solely on
his own behalf.
On redirect examination Brighton testi
fied that hi- arrest in Arizona was due to
.the fact that he kill?d Ike Clanton, a de*-
perado whom ne was tryinj to arrest for
train robbery, being thereafter arrested on
a warrant sworn out before a Mexican jus
tice of the peace for that alleged offense.
He was released after eight day.-'detention
below the line. Having been long in the
service of the government as a United
States marshal, he had at ano<h<-- time
been compelled to kill an offender, but was
not prosecuted for the act.
.Martin Aguirre, the deputy sheriff, was
next called for the prosecution and testi
lied substantially as at Clark's trial about
going to the Hunter place, hunting lor
traces of the Chinaman, finding blood un
der the house, a blood-stained shirt in
Clark's room, an oil spot near the kitchen
door and a small blood spot close to the
oil. He continued. Baying that Joe Hunter
told him at Hoffman's saloon when he first
went out that a Chinaman was missing and
that he thought "the man who killed him"'
was in the parlor.
This showed that Hunter, even on
Wednesday morning, believed a murder
had been committed and cast suspicion on
Clark. Hunter has always persisted that
he told Aguirre that the man was in the
parlor who was at the hous? when the
Chinaman called and he thought he knew
more of the matter than he would admit,
but that he did not know a murder had
been committed and consequently could
not have told Aguirre that Clark knew it
had been.
Aguirre is an old friend of Hunter's and
has all along held to the theory that .Ice
had no guilty knowledge regarding tin
murder. At the Clark trial nothing was
brought out by Aguirre's testimony regard
ing the implication by Hunter of Clark as
guilty of murder, but merely that he
"knew more th in he would tell about the
Chinatn.in." Aguirre also testified to hav
ing had a talk with Clark about the lenttth
of time a person could tie held in prison on
suspicion of having committed murder,
while on the way to ftarv.an/.a after a pho
tograph of the missing Chinaman, and told
cf Clark'- escape while he and Sheriff C le
ment were in the wash house. Joe Hunter
had tried, apparently, to aid the officers in
their search, ami suggested placing a guard
to watch the house where Letitia Alloc
lived to intercept Clark if he should go
At this point in tin- evidence, brought
out by Mr. Jones on crossexsmination, As
fistant District Attorney Williams smiled
mill Aguirre took exception thereat, telling
Williams that he would not take an insult
fron him. The district attorney said that
he was not smiling at thew itness, but at
the idea which occurred to him that it war
n little peculiar for Joe to suggest a guard
for the Alice premises and then go inside
before the guard had been placed to tell
Letitia that Clark hail killed a Chinaman,
been arrested and escaped from ihe ofti-
The altercation between witness and at-
torney became quite spirited and it re
quired the intervention ot' Justice Youni
to bring the dispute to an end. The nooi
hour arrived when Aguirre was still on th<
stand and court was adjourned till 1 :M p. m
When court was reconvened J. W. Sum
mcriield, the coroner's clerk and stenogra
pher, was called out of order by the prose
eution, counsel for defense consenting, and
he testified to having been present at the
autopsy held on the body of the murdered
Chinaman and to the fact that $38.70 was
found in the pocket of the overalls on the
dead man. This is one of the bits of evi
dence relied upon most strongly by the
prosecution to implicate Hunter, the the
ory being that he put the money back into
the Chinaman's pocket after Clark ran
Major Donncll, the district attorney,
swore that neither the shot taken from the
dead body nor the clothing of the China
man had been turned over to him after the
Deputy Sheriff Aguirre then took th<
stand for further cross-examination. He
told about rinding the blood under the
house and Clark's explanation that he had
killed a chicken and thrown it under the
house. The blood on the shirt Clark had
-aid came from the nose-bleed. Witness
had also found blood on a spoke of the
Chinaman's wagon and had cut it off with
i knife while Clark was yet with the offi
cers and just before he ran away at Oar-
. vanza.
I Aguirre further testified to going out to
the Hunter house Wednesday night, arm
ing there shortly after midnight, and swore
1 that Cleghorn took his team away to put
, up and that Hunter remained with him
I till morning. During the night witness had
; heard a shot and jumped up as Cleghorn
j came in saying that he had just seen Clark
, and shot at him, hut it would he uselrs,
to follow, for Clark was on a bicycle and
there was no team with which to run him
, down.
Before stnrting to Qarvansa Clark had
' told the witness that the Chinaman had
' $2S or i?3O iv a sack which he took from a
drawer under tlie seat of the laundry
' w;igon. The improbability of the China
man having "'Hashed" so much money when
collecting *2 on account had convinced him
that Clark knew more than he told.
Aguirre, in response to questions by Ju~
tice Young, said he took Hunter in the
wagon at li or 7 oclock Wednesday evening,
brought him with Clement to the city, got
a fresh team, took Hunter back to the Hun
ter house and was with him constantly from
3 or 7 oclock Wednesday night until the
next morning. This was a direct alibi for
Hunter at the time that Clark swore ho
met him at the forks of the road Wednes
day night in company with Cleghorn and
asked Hunter for money with which to go
to San Francisco.
Deputy District Attorney McComas was
called and testified regarding the facts elic
ited at Clark's trial, and he said none of the
Chinaman's clothing was admitted in evi
dence, lie had not regarded Brighton's ev
idence as of much consequence and had not
I put him on the stand to testify except in
regard to a few unimportant matters.
Brighton was then recalled for further
cross-examination by Mr. Jones. He testi
fied that he went with F. B. Clark, Harry
Clark's father, to the Hunter house a few
days ago to get a board said to have been
-hot at. He was in the employ of Mr.
Clark. He had also been out to see a Mrs.
Colman. in company with Mr. Clark, having
heard that she knew that Joe Hunter went
home before dark the day the Chinaman
was murdered. She had told him that she
did not know when Joe came out, but that
Joe once came to her house and knocked
her down for something she had said.
Another incident was drawn out, that of
a conversation with Sheriff Burr in which
the sheriff had asked Brighton why he
wanted to dabble in the case, that the rigin
man had been convicted and he ought not
to try to implicate Hunter. Witness had
replied that he knew nothing about it, but
had a chance to make a few dollars and was
going with Clark. Hunter had been arrested
tnd brought to jail shortly after the trip
with Clark after the board.
Mrs. Colman had not said "Clark is no
good: Joe Hunter is no good. Clark tapped
my till, and I haven't any use for him.'"
Clark had also offered the witness ?1 to
bring Aurelian Le Page in from Downey,
and he had done so. Brighton said he had
been acting as turnkey at the jail, but fie
denied having tried to get "trusties" to
secure an admission from .Ice Hunter that
he killed the Chinaman.
The first day of the Clark trial Joe Hun
ter had met witness and spoken about
Cleghorn, and Frank Dow hail told him
about (.'leghorn's baggage. Some hint was
thrown out that Hunter Kvas afraid Cleg
horn would turn against him if a witness
in the case and wanted Brighton to hire
him to leave town. This matter will prob
ably be probed deeper.
All these admissions were wrung from
Brighton with much difficulty, as was also
the fact that he had been repeatedly to
Shinn's office to collect money due on ac
count from Clark and that he had met Har
vey Branscombe and an Arizona man there.
By this line of questioning .Mr. Jones sought
to show that Brighton had, 1 sold out to
Clark, and thus to weaken his testimony.
J. W. Penland told of loaning four shells
to Clark, seeing the Chinaman's wagon Th
the front yard of Hunter's premises, hear
ing two shots at about 2 p. m. and one or
two again at 5 or 6 p. m., all in the direction
oi Hunter's house. His testimony was sub
stantially the same as given at Clark's
Al Barrel, the saloon keeper, testified to
having seen Hunter at about 10 a. m. on
that memorable Tuesday, and again at 6:30
or 7 p. in. of the same day. He had seen
tbe cuff- with blood on them and had told
Wong Fong they were Joe Hunter's, but
being in doubt about it had asked Cleg
horn and he had said they were his. Cleg
horn had explained the blood on one of
them by raying he had a scratch on his
wrist, and witness saw the scratch. This
settled the controversy over the cuffs, it
being apparent that they did not belong to
Joe Hunter or to Clark, and that the blood
was Cleghorn's intend of the Chinaman's.
Barrel testified that Joe Hunter was very
drunk nt about 7 p. m. Tuesday when his
I uncle took him away, but e;im» back about
8 p. m. and appeared to have sobered up a
little. Witness said he had not been on
good terms with Hunter for some time.
Mrs. J. W. Penland swore tn hearing the
two shots early in the afternoon and two
more al 5 or li p. m. She did not hear any
shots later, though outside trio shanty tiil
8 oclock. If my shots had been fired then
she would have heard them.
Deputy Sheriff Barnhill retold the story
of the hunt for the Chinaman, following
closely the lines of his evidence as previ
ously given. At the close of his testimony
court was adjourned till 10:30 a. m. today.
Defendant Wow Introducing Evidence.
Other Divorce Cases
The Matuskiwiz divorce case is still on
trial before Judge York. Mrs. Miller, the
co-respondent, was again on the stand and
on cross-examination was forced to deny
I that she had ever sustained illicit relations
with the defendant. At the preceding trial
she had sworn in his behalf to that effect,
and yesterday, though testifying for the
plaintiff, she preferred to tell the same
story rather than risk prosecution for per
Mrs. Miller also swore that she had been
engaged to marry the defendant, but that
he had refused to carry out his share of the
contract. In a letter from her, introduced
later by the defense, she had declared her
intention, because of his desertion, to
abandon herself to a life of shame, acircum
itaace not greatly to the credit of defendant,
but important as showing her character and
tending to weaken her evidence for Mrs.
The cause will be on further hearing today.
Annie B. Kdinger secured in .fudge York's
court a divorce from her husband, C. F.
Kdinger. yesterday on the grounds of deser
tion. The parties were married at Riverside
on July 14, 1890". but never lived together.
Phe defendant, being threatened with pros
ecution for seduction, consented to the cere
mony, but would not assume thereaftei
marital relations. A child was born as the
result of previous cohabitation* and this
remains in the custody of the mother. The
mother of the husband was forced, though
unwillingly, to testify against him as to the
charge of desertion.
Whitfield S. Crawford secured a decree
from his wife, Carrie, yesterday in Judge
Van Dyke's department on the grounds ol
Priore's Claim Against Squire for
False Arrest
The damage suit instituted by Frank
Priore against W. S. Squire was on trial yes
terday before Judge Allen and a jury, ln his
complaint Priore asks for $5000 damages on
account of having been charged in a com
plaint by Squire with the crime of grand
larceny in that he had feloniously converted
eighteen poplar anil forty blue gum trees,
growing upon defendant's land, into per
sonal property with the intention of steal
ing it, the same being worth $100.
The publicity resulting from such accusa
tion, the complaint in support of which was
dismissed by the justice of the peace ulti
mately as without merit, the plaintiff claims
did him great injury. The defendant deuies
any wrongful intent, and in his answer sets
up a general denial of the allegations ot tfie
complaint, save the facts of the arrest and
subsequent discharge of Priore v n his com
plaint. The trial will be resumed today.
Priore was Squire's tenant on eight acres
at Fruit land, but left on account of a dis
agreement before the expiration of his lease.
Probate Matters
Eliza Boyer asks letters of administration
of the estate of Jean Boyer, deceased, valued
at $1600.
Mary P. Kerr, widow of C. W. Kerr, de
ceased, asks for the probate of his will, dis
posing of property worth $1000.
Charles E. Pemberton asks for letters ot
administration of the $7900 estate of his
mother, Mary E. Pemberton, who died here
Oct. 3d.
Jessie F. Eoriek also asks letters in the
matter of the estate of her mother, Jane A.
Rorick, deceased, who left property worth
William F. Briziui is applying for the
probate of the will of John L. Reynolds, de
ceased, who died here Nov. 13th, leaving
$700 in cash and some personal property, in
addition to real and personal property in
EvansviUe, lnd., to the total amount of
Azusa Hearing Deferred
At a meeting of the board of supervisors
yesterday the matter of the incorporation
of Azusa came up for hearing and the peti
tion was read. James Slauson having filed
a protest as to the boundary lines as pro
posed, the hearing was continued to Dec.
28th at 2 p. m.. when it is expected some
decision will be reached. The board will'
visit the place in the meantime.
Bids for Road Work
The board of supervisors yesterday opened
bids for the improvement of a part of Ver
non avenue. A. B. Hogan offered to do the
work for f>4 cent = per cubic yard and Ram
ish & Marsh for 78 cents. The bids were
taken under advisement.
■Oourt Notes
Emil A. F. Koch and Herman A. F. Cordes.
both natives of Oermany, were admitted to
citizenship yesterday by Judge Van Dyke.
Charles St. Morris was admitted to prac
tice in this state by Judge Allen yester
day on motion of James McLachlan and pre
sentation of license from Utah.
Mrs. Elizabeth E. Croseley files a petition
asking for a decree declaring her to lip a sole
trader and authorizing her to carry on the
millinery and hair dressing business.
The First National bank of Pomona yester
day brought suit against the Broadway Bank
and Trust company to clear title to lots 3
to 48, both inclusive, and a strip of land
31.15 feet wid off from the south side of
lot 2, all in G. C. Charlton's subdivision
of lots 1, 2, 3 and 4. block % of the Carey
Place tract.
Woven Art of the Orient—A Fine
Last evening a reception was given to
the press to view the exhibit of the Phil
lips collection of Oriental rugs, carpets,
curtains, embroideries, hangings, etc., at
251 South Broadway. In the Byrne block.
The collection is to be on exhibition to
the public today and tomorrow, and will
be sold at auction, commencing next Mon
day morning, November 21st.
It is really Impossible to describe ln this
short space the beautiful sight one sees
upon entering the door. One is reminded
of the great art galleries at the Word's
fair, where art was exhibited for art's sake
only. Mr. George H. Welgert, who last
winter sold here the Grossbaum collection
of ceramics and also the Ferris collection
of rugs, has been entrusted with this col
lection to dispose of. He intends selling
every article at auction to the highest bid
der, without any subterfuge. Those, who
attended his sales last winter will no doubt
be very glad to know he Is again here with
a collection to be sold under the same con
The Ferris collection was very beautiful,
but that sustains the same relation to this
exhibit as the oak to the forest. This is
without doubt the iinest array of textile art
ever shown under one roof. Kvery point
of the Orient, famous for fine rugs. Is here
represented. Kvery piece is a work of art,
the gorgeous colorings are blended into one
beautiful whole that delight the eye.
Mr. Welgert desires, it understood that a
visit to the exhibit or sale Incurs no obli
gation to buy. Furthermore, he says that
during the two days of exhibition any one
interested in any special article can have
it sent home, so that an intending pur
chaser can see how it will look in the
house. Mr. Welgert says if the results of
this sale warrants it, he will bring here a
magnificent collection of paintings next
Don't fail to see this exhibition, even if
you do not attend the sale, for It is cer
tainly a most fascinating, interesting and
instructive display. Be sure to see number
4422 of the catalogue, which is a Pushmlna
carpet; also number 232, a Bokhara carpet
13 feet 8 inches long. In fact, every »ieee
In the collection has merit.
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Testimony to Establish an Alibi for
Defendant —Bruce Doesn't Like
His Father a Little Bit
The closing testimony of the preliminary
examination of Isaac B. Williams, charged
with assault to kill J. W. Casebeer, his
father-in-law, will probably be heard in
Justice .Morrison's court toduy. The de
fense closed its presentation yesterday and
Mr. Shinn, for the prosecution, will exam
ine several witnesses this morning, and then,
unless the attorneys decide to argue, the
case will go to the court.
At the session yesterday, Mrs. Williams,
wife of the defendant, was cross-examined
by Shinn, but she stuck to her original story
told the day previous. She remembered all
the various details of the evening on which
her father alleges he was assaulted by Wil
liams, and she helped to establish an alibi
lor her husband.
Bruce Casebeer, a son of the complaining
witness, was then put upon tbe stand, and
testified over the objection of the prosecu
tion, that some time prior to the alleged
assault his father luid told hire/ in Sajnth
Barbara that Williams and his wife should
never get a cent out of him in the suit that
they had commenced, and that before they
should do so he "would shoot Hen's gut
out and put Kit (the daughter) in the pen
itentiary." Casebeer further testified that
be had gone to Santa Barbara at his father's
request, to help settle up tiie trouble with
Williams and his- wife, and that he paid his
expenses one way. He explained than while
not lutving been regularly subpoenaed in the
case as a witness it was nevertheless at a
telephonic request of the sheriff sent to him
in San Diego county that he was now pres
The young man denied, on cross-examina
tion, that he had cursed his father at the
time of his Santa Barbara visit, although
he became exercised at tbe way in which
his father spoke of Mrs. Williams, and he
told him, whefi he became bois-tcrous and
profane, to sit down and behave himself,
which Casebeer did. He had advised his
father to settle tbe many suits he had with
the defendant and his wife, although not
particularly interested in them. What he
was looking out for more particularly was
the settlement of an action of bis mother's
against the old man. Witpcss admitted hay
ing called his father a liar to his face several
times on that evening*
liruce admitted that he did not like his
father and that his sympathies were witli
the other branch of the family. He said
that he had called upon Casebeer after the
last alleged attack upon him and asked the
old man if he was perpetrating another of
his "old jokes."
Mrs. Crego testified to a conversation she
had held with Casebeer, in which he said
that he thought Miss Williams, the sister of
his son-in-law, had aided Williams in his
assault. This was in direct contradiction
with the statements later made by Case
beer, who claimed that he thought his
daughter, Mrs. Rosa Rogers, had been with
Williams when the attack was made.
Lotus Rogers, a daughter of Mrs. Rosa
Rogers and a granddaughter of Casebeer,
testified against the old gentleman and con
tributed her part toward establishing an
alibi for Williams. The defendant took the
stand, but, strange to relate, he did not
have such a remarkable memory for details
as the other members of bis family showed
during their examinations. He bad not
heard the hack containing Casebeer drive
up: had not heard anybody knock at the
door; had gone away some time after 10
oclock, he did not exactly know when, and
had walked to the home of Mrs. Mary Rog
ers on State street, where he passed the
night. Williams became very nervous under
the cross-examination of Mr. Shinn, and
hesitated continually in his statements.
When hard pressed the witness could
scarcely remembo^much of anything, except
that he did not remember. He knew noth
ing about the presence of Casebeer, had not
received the letter from Cusebeer and was
positive on the point of his alibi.
This closed tho case for the defense, and
then the court asked if a night session
could not be held in order to finish the case.
Mr. Hunsaker could not attend, so it was
decided to call the examination at 8 oclock
this morning.
Of Interest to Parents, Pedagogues
and Pupils
The committee on music for the musical
festival of the Southern California Teach
ers' association, to be held in this city next
April, the plans for which are fully set
forth in the "Proceedings of the Associa
tion" just published, and to which the
members of the association pledged them
selves, has decided on the program, in ho
far as it relates to teachers who are to
take part in the massed chorus work. The
compositions selected are .Mac Fallen's can
tata, ".May Day," "Hallelujah" chorus from
"The Mount of Olives" by Beethoven, and
the part songs, Hatton's "He That Hath a
feasant Face," and Brahms' "In Silent
Night." The full program will include, be
sides the |»art songs, three orchestral selec
tions, a chorus number each for male and
female voices by the Los Angeles chorus
and several vocal solos.
Special arrangements have been made
with the Fitzgerald Music company where
by teachers, on application by mail or oth
erwise, will be supplied with these num
bers at a total cost of 58 cents, and the
teachers entering the chorus will be under
no other expense.
Tbe plan to be carried out by the com
mittee looks to the formation in every
hamlet, town or city of Southern Califor
nia of a quartet, octette or larger combina
tion of voices, properly balanced for part
singing. Where the singers have procured
their music Harlcy Hamilton, the musical
director of the festival, will furnish (he
metronomic designations for each number
and several rehearsals will be held before
the concert by Mr. Hamilton or his repre
sentative in each place where an auxiliary
chorus has been formed, and a final rehear
sal will be held in this city. It is in contem
plation to have the program of the festi
val repeated before the National Educa
tional association if that body concludes to
meet in this city.
Thanksgiving exercises will be held in the
city schools on Wednesday, November 23d,
when the reading of the proclamation of
the president and governor will be added to
musical and literary programs to be ren
dered in the schools throughout the city.
The schools will close on the afternoon of
the 23d and not reopen until ths morning
of the 28th.
The children will be asked to remember
the unfortunate as in former years by the
contribution of fruits and vegetables, such
as apples, potatoes, turnips, etc., such as
are not perishable within a few days.
Canned meats and flour may also be contrib
uted and children's clothing, toys, books,
etc., are especially acceptable. The contri
butions will be turned over to A. J. Fra
zier for distribution.
A meeting of the executive committee of
the Women's Collegiate Alumnae will be
held on Sunday afternoon at 3 oclock at
the home of Miss Henderson, 12f>7 West
fourth street, for the purpose of arranging
plans for the association for the coming
Next week closes the first half of the
high school semester and general examina
tions are being held throughout the schools.
Mrs. Lou V. Chapin Will lecture before
the high school parliament this afternoon
at 2:15 oclock on "Current Topics."
An unusually large attendance was pres
ent at Tuesday's group meeting held in
the Sixth street school building. Miss Led
yard presented a very comprehensive paper
on "The Imagination of Children and Chil
dren's Stories," which aroused much jiter
cst and consequent discussion. Kindergar
ten and first grade teachers are receiving
much benefit from these afternoon meet
ings, which are growing in interest with
every week.
University Extension Meeting
There will be a public meeting in Simpson
tabernacle this evening at 8 oclock of all
Interested ln any way ln University exten
sion work. Good music has been provided
and short addresses will be given by Chas
Cassat Davis, Dr. C. C. Van Lieu, Prof!
Robert E. Hleronymus and others. Judge
Enoch Knight will preside over the meet
ing. A general invitation Is extended to
nil friends of education.
The Carling
Furnished rooms, sunny exposures, all
modern conveniences, furnace heat; no
children. Second street, between Hill and
The Los Angeles Pipe Organ company has
removed Its factory to Eighth ond San Pe
dro streets.
Lovers of good driving horses cannot
miss it by buying one of our No. 3 Chester
Columbus Buggy Co.'s driving wagons.
They have the Bailey hangers, long-dis
tance axles and quick-shifting shaft coup
lings. Hawley, King & Co.
Our Home Brew.
Maier & Zobeleln's latter, fresh from their
brewery, on draught ln all the principal
saloons; delivered promptly ln bottles or
kegs. Office and brewery, 440 Allso street.
Telephone 91.
We have taken the agency for the Colum
bia bicycle. Our motto is, "Get the Best."
However, we have good wheels for 530.
elty, November 15, 189s\
of pneumonia, Oscar Severns, formerly
of Buffalo, N. Y.
Funeral from his late residence, 1320 Ar
nold street, Friday, November 18th, at 10
oclock a. m. Frlneds and acquaintances
respectfully Invited to attend.
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