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IS IT A FABRIC OF FALSEHOOD?
A Woman's Affidavit That Joe Hunter Confessed Have Hunter and Clark Conspired to Cheat the Gallows? — A Grist ot Roundabout Evidence Harry F. Clark, the young man who was lately convicted of murder in the second de gree, may yet geli a new trial. Assistant District Attorney William* fays that the JOE HUNTER case will be brought up today and that he will consent to the indefinite continuance of the cause, owing to the discovery of new evidence, "An affidavit will be presented," said Mr. Williams yesterday, "Which is so directly indicative of Hunter's guilt that I will no longer oppose the delay desired in the con sideration of the motion of Clark's attor neys for a new trial of his c ase. "This affidavit ia sworn to by a man whose evidence is verbally corroborated by one of our own officers. Il i- to the effect that a woman with whom Hunter has bun con sorting told him that Hunter had confessed to her thai In killed the Chinese laundry man. Wong Sing Hay, for whose murder Clark was convicted. "Our officer wus pre lent anil'heard the Statement when it was made. The lluntirs have sent the woman out of the country and Clark's friends are making a great effort tn find her. Ii is important that they secure Iter evidence, and in view of their affidavit, Supported hy the Verbal statement of inir officer, 1 cannot insist that sentence he passed on Clark until every effort has bei v bent to secure the evidence so vital to his case." The prediction some time ago ventured HE STOLE TOOLS Prior Conviction Made a Penitentiary Sentence Inevitable When court was convened in Department one yesterday -Assistant District Attorney Williams informed Judgi Smith that he de sired tei iih tin information against oneN. Grebe, charging him with petty larcenyand a prior conviction. The defendant was pit - cut and desired to plead guilty. It appears that Grebe stoic a brace and bitt worth $2 from 11. lien-kens, a carpen ter, last April ami was convicted of the elfi uses in the police court. Again, on De cember 11, he stole lour bench planes, otic iron block plane ami a quantity of other carpenter's tools, of the aggregate valued' $40, all the property of William Quick. For this he had been convicted before Justice Morrison, and under the state law thiseec oml offense was punishable by imprisonment at the penitentiary. Grebe Stood up and laughed cheerfully when the court alluded to the wholesale "scoop" he had made eif the carpenter shop, ami explained that the tools were taken two blocks away from where the prior theft was committed. "1 was drunk, your honor," said Cube, "anil I can prove that I have been drinking heavily for the last year. Never before List April elid I violate the law. and Officer Steele of the police.force w ill bear me out in the statement that 1 had a good reputa tion before that." In response to inquiries of the court the prisoner said he had been here three years, was US years old and) had a little child to support. .-VII the tools had> been restored to the owner, Grebe regretted hisi lolly, more especially because" he must now serve a term in prison anel leave the little one to the charitable offices of others, iff. Williams spoke a word in his behalf and Judge Smith told him he would give him a light sentence, hoping that the lesson would prove useful to him and that he would re frain from theft ami drunkenness w hen he came out of the penitentiary. "It is the order of the court," said Judge Smith, "that you be confined at the state penitentiary at Kolsom for one year." AFTER SIX YEARS Daniel Clark Secures Custody of His Boy Major Horace Bell came before Judge Shaw yesterday for the purpose of arguing a motion in the divorce case of Alice M. Clark against Da.nicl Clark for the modifica tion of judgment. He asked that the defend ant be ordered to pay to his divorced wife monthly a sum of money sufficient for tlie support of the child. In the course of Major Hell's plea the fact was slated, that the child had been left for six years by its father to be sup ported by his former wife, whose strait ened circumstances had finally compelled her to appeal to the Associated Charities for financial aid. When the matter was brought lo the attention of (he father he offered to take the boy home or place him in an institution where he could receive proper care, but declined to contribute to his support while he should remain with his mother. Both parents have remarried and the ter rors of a step-mother portrayed by Major Bell were balanced by Alfred Cooper, coun sel for the father, by equally dreadful pic tures of a step-father. Mr. Cooper made some allusion to the numerous husbands ot the mother, from which the inference was unavoidable that she had been married more than once since separating from Clark, and he urged that the child be spared the fate of so frequent changes of step-fathers by being permitted to live, for a while at least, with his father. , Judge Shaw expressed regret that so small by attache! of the district attorney's and sheriff'! office! that mutuality of interest! would cause both Clark and Hunter to play into each otitter's hands seem*about to come to pats. If this story of the women is true, Clark at most was merely accessory to the murder, but the question is raised, what guarantee can be had! of her truthfulness, even granting that she made the statement as alleged ? As matters now ."land, the woman has disappeared and her testimony e'annot be Used against Hunter, but her statement to others may be made to benefit Clark. If totally false, she diel not commit perjury by telling her story, and the affidavit, though sworn to, is not based upon the truth or falsity of her statement, but merely declares that she made: it. "It is a very cunning device," said one who has been wate-hing the case yesterday, "to prevent the Immediate passing of sen tence upon Clark, That there is a ghost of truthfulness in the alleged confession of Hunter, lew will believe. It would never do, though, to sentence Clark until this Specious tale has been chased to a conclu sion. Mark my words, the woman who is alleged to have told 1 that story will prove as elusive as the mythical will-o'-the-wisp. While enough witnesses can be induced to SWear that they heard others make such Statements ol confessions 1 penned into their ears, no one will stanel up in the face of HARRY CLARK the state law against perjury and say Joe Hunter ever told him or her that he- killed the Chinaman. The fabric eif falsehood stands out glaring!} anil it wont wash." an audience was present to enjoy the argu ment, which was quite spirited, but awarded the custody of the child to the father, whom all agreed was we'll c quipped financially and able to support the boy in a proper manner. MAY GET HIS MONEY Seagrave Recovers Judgment Against the Bunco Men The attorneys took another turn yester day in the .Seagrave case, wherein an effort is being made to secure the money buncoed from plaintiff by A. B. Campbell and D. C. Silencer, for which both men were con victed anil sentenced to serve ten years at sau Que.ntin. Judge Van Dyke denied the motion of .Messrs. Shinn and Landt, counsel let the- bunco men, in which they asked that the cause be dismissed, and'he ordered judg ment for the plaintiff as prayed. A stay of execution Uor ten days was granted by the court at the request of Campbell and Speit cer's attorneys, but the prospect is brighten ing that Fred Seagrave may finally regain possession of the money. After the decision of the case, a long con sultation was he'd by the convicted, men with t'lveir lawyer, Landt, as-to the status of things, but tiny were finally yoked together with handcuffs by the bailiff and taken back to the Hotel de White for safekeeping, The trouble now appears to be that their appeal to the supreme court will be hung up indefinitely if they cannot get the use of Seagrave's money and their lawyers will re ceive inadequate com] ensation for their services. Meantime, Campbell is growing a beard, which somewhat: improves his gen eral appearance, and both men keep up their well-dressed style, which marks them as more than ordinarily fastidious. They arc usually the best dressed men in the case whenever brought into court. A Divorce Controversy A citation for contempt was issued some days ago in the case of L. F. Sargent vs. L. Y. Sargent on account of non-payment of alimony allowed in v decree of divorce by Judge Van Dyke. A motion was made, how ever, to modify the decree in accordance with a stipulation between the parties pro viding for the payment of $15 as an attor ney's fee by defendant and the surrender of all claims for the monthly allowance of for the support of the child. In support of such motion, affidavits were filed, which the court at first was inclined to view as showing collusion between the parties with reference to obtaining the divorce in the first place. Judgment was ordered, how ever, for the 915, and an intimation was given by the court that when this should be paid the decree would be modified so as to cancel the provision for alimony. "Or" Should Have Been "And" The. cause of E. J. Dole, lately remanded by the supreme court, was to have been reset for trial by Judge Smith yesterday, but ow ing to the absence of counsel the ease was continued until this morning. Dole was convicted of forgery and the judgment was reversed on account of an instruction given to the jury by .ludge Smith iv behalf of the state in which they were tola to find the de fendant guilty if convinced that he had aided "or" abetted in the commission, of the crime. The court held that a person might assist innocently and the instruction should have read "aided anel abetted," to such line drawn technicalities have the opinions of the court been reduced. * Fell Into an Excavation Suit was brought yesterday by Bessie M. I.oftus, by her guardian, Mollie Loftus, against Isaac F. and Alice Dehail for $2500 damages, alleged to have been sustained by the child, who fell into an excavation on the lot at the southwest corner of San Pedro aud Second streets, hclonging to de fendants. It is alleged that the hole was LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 20, 1398 left without fence e>r other safeguard, such as the city ordinae-cs require, and the lot being left open, was inviting to children al a play ground. The hole, eight feet deep, sixteen feet long and twelve feet wide, is allegi d to have been negligently left open bj defendant!, In the Federal Court .lames A, Darling, the street contractor, arrested Sept. 2(!th for mailing an obscene idler to Mrs, B. J. Lobdell of 333 South Hill stieet, plead guilty in the l'nited States district court yesterday morning. His sen tence was set for Friday next. A petition in bankruptcy was filed in the district court by George F. Deiss, a meat merchant of San LuisObispo. The federal grand jury will meet today to Investigate a gri-t of Chinese lottery busi ness and also a little of obscene letters that were sent through the mails at Fresno. Searching for His Sister T. C. Mays of 713 Main street, Little Hock, Ark., desire s to learn of the whereabouts of bis only sister, Mrs. A. N. Fell, wife of Amos Fell, a building contractor, who has Owned property iv this city, lie writes that they formerly resided at Long Beach, also at Brown's Valley, in this state. Mr. Mays has written to his sister repeatedly, but all eif his letters have be en returned, lie would be very grateful to anyone who would give him any information, either as to the pres ent reside nee of Mrs. Fell or of hor grown daughter. Red Wine at a Barbecue A warrant was sworn out by H. A. Lugo yesterday for the arrest of William Foster and one: Harrington on a charge of battery. A barbecue was held on Sunday at Lttgo'a place, to which the men came with other neighbors. Heel wine flowed and the fatted calf was slain. Whether the veal or the wine was the cause of the disturbance docs not appear from the complaint, but Lugo alleges that the assault was committed upon him and that he was pretty badly battered. The matter will be Inquired into by the court. I Buildings Burned Down Clarence L. and Grace M. Beardsley sued S. 11. and Catherine Clem yesterday to com pel the reconveyance of ten acres at Wil mington, exchanged for property in San Bernardino county. On the night immedi ately preceding the exchange of dceels, Sow 30th, it appears the house and other im provements at Wilmington were totally de stroyed by fire. Xot knowing of tlie dam age, the plaintiff! made the exchange of property, which they now want set a.siele. New Court Clerk 11. F.. She-re r of this city has been appoint ed to succeed Sherman Smith as clerk of Department five of the superior court. Mr. Sherer was about the court house yes terday for the purpose- of familiarizing him self with the duties of his office. It is under stood that Mr. Smith has an offer of a lucra tive posite.n in the northern part of the state. He had not determined when seen ns to his future employment, A Moral Reprobate William Thompson, an Irishman, who has been acting in a beastly way around the parks, was taken before a commi!!ion on lunacy yesterday for examination as to his mental condition. His appearance and the testimony of witnesses tended to the con viction that he was morally depraved, hut not insane; consequently his discharge was orile red. Court Notes Joseph 11. F.ricksoii, a native of Russia, was admitted to citizenship by Judge Clark yesterday. Mrs. Elizabeth C. Crowley's application to become a sole trader was granted by Judge York yesterday. She is doing a bus iness of $15.0(10 a year in the millinery line. Bert Huntington was lodged at the county jail yesterday by Deputy .Marshal McCul locb on a charge of counterfeiting. Jailor White yesterday wus engaged in the endeavor to shut off a water pipe con necting with the middle tier of tanks. The pipe burst in the night and flooded the premises before the sttvam coufd be stopped. Annie /ens secured a divorce from her husband, John Zens, yesterday on tlie grounds of desertion ami failure to provide, Judge Alien signing the decree. A petition for the probate of the will ol Charles Clausius was filed yesterday by George Runkel. The estate is valued at $180. Mrs. Margaret.- E. Harris asks letters of administration of the estate of her husband. Amos Harris, deceased. Property of the value of 91000 is scheduled. The arraignment of Isaac B. Williams for assault with intent to murder J. W. Case beer was continued by .ludge Smith' yester day until this morning. The following actions for divorce were in stituted yesterday: Christina Davis vs. K. I!. Davis; Emma Petrie vs. John K. Petriej Ilattie C. C ampbell vs. Neil M. Campbell, and M. M. Broderson vs. A. C. Brodcr son. A warrant was issued yesterday from Jus tice Young's court for the arrest of J. W. Hart for threatening to kill Guy Cherry. The parties live at the Paims, and it is said they have recently been on bad terms, the trouble culminating Dec. 7th, when the threats were made. Symphony Concert The musical event of the week will be thc thitei popular matinee concert given this af ternoon at 3 oclock at the Los Angeles the ater by the symphony orchestra, when the following program will be rendered: Overture, "Entfuehrung aus dem Serail" (Mozart). Dance, "Under the Village Linden (Rein ecke). First concerto in F. flat (Liszt); (1) Alle gro Maestos4-4; (2) Quasi Adagio, 12-8; (3) Allegretto Vivace 3-4; (4) Allegro Animata, 4-4. Intermission. Peer Gynt suite, Op. 46 (Grieg); (1) "Day break;" (2) "Ase's Death;" (3) "Anitra's Dance;" (4) "In the Halls of the Mountain Kings." Overture, "Buy Bias" (Mendelssohn). Soloist, Miss Miriam B. Barnes, Jail Arrivals Frank Lummer, a young man living at El Monte, was convicted of malicious milcft'.ef there yesterday and brought to the county jail to serve out a tine of $120 at the rate of $1 a day. He is said to have driven a hor*e belonging to his father so bard that the ani mal died. Being a boy of unusually fast tendencies, the sentence was intendcel to serve as a cheek, ami a reminder of what worse fortune awaits him if he does not menil his ways. "Pony" King stole a few oranges at Po mona the other day and was brought to the county jail yesterday to serve ten days for petty larceny. Tom Brown, a city prisoner, was lodged at the jail for safe-keeping in. default of bond, to answer to the charge of assault with a deadly weapon. The reason no arrests followed the Shar key-Corbett prizefight is that no fight took place. MINERALS AND MINING AS PRESENTED TO PASADENA AUDIENCES A Bold, Bad Burglar Scared Away by a Woman's Scream —Not;s and Personals PASADENA, Dec. 19. (Office o£ The Herald, 16 West Colorado street; telephone fled 675.) I'rof. Clsypole's lecture tonight st Memorial hall, on "Mineral \ eina and Mining," attracted a large audience. The professor dwelt on the unknown antiquity pi mining and said! that the tin in Solomon's temple was mined in Spain and the source oi tiie lupplj kept secret. The formation oi mineral veins is commonly supposed' to he due to the action of fire, but tins it not true. They are the result of water filling in the crevices made by earthquakes with ile posits ot minerals. The depths of the earth are usually filled with hot salt water, Which holds in solution nearly all km »n minerals. This, hot water in rising to the springs on the surface deposit* its minerals on eaeli sieie of the crevices as it rises. Hot water will hold in solution targe quantities of nearly all minerafil, and deposits them Recording to their solubility, Miners know that minerals are associated. The presence of one usually indicates the pretence of its associate, \\ hy, geologists cannot tell, but it i» valuable to know these combinations. Must ore is (ound in the older locks oi the earth. Granite and gneiss do not contain them. Asa rule, precious metals, are found iii the oldest stones, such as porphyry. There is no greater gambling in the woriu, the doctor said, than placer mining, hut quartz mining Is more stable where the de posits an found in paying quantities. Prof. Il.ii ioiiyinus has received a telegram from He nry W. Knife of Chicago accepting the offers of the Southern California EdHi oational association and. saying that he will be here from the 13th of February to the 27th of March and give a six weeks' coin .-, of lectures on literature. Prof. Rolfe is the staff lecturer of the University of Chicago, and was formerly of Philadelphia, w here he was a leading lecturer in the. American so ciety tor extension of university teaching. A bold, bad man entered'L. Cnrr'a house, 4ti North Pasadena avenue, at 2 oclock on Sunday morning and was scared away by a frightful scream from Miss Oarr. He en tered the house through a window and was searching Miss (.'air's loom for valuables when discovered hy her. He Hid without securing any plunder- Edward Ituin, the great wagon maker of Wisconsin, ilieel at his rooms' in the Hotel Green last night of heart disease. Deceased was 70 years old and a native ol Pennsylva nia. Tiie remains will be shipped to vis home in Kenosha, Wis., for burial. Mr. Bain has spent his winters in Pasadena for several years on account of ill-health. Mr. Bain's daughter and her busbandlwil! arrive In Pasadena Thursday and accompany the remains east. North Loop car broke a flange and ran oil the track at the corner of Colorado and Fair Oaks at 7 oclock tonight. A large crowd gathered to help put it on. The wrecking crew did the.work. The same car refused to mind the brake at the corner of 1.0- Robles. and Colorado aiul threw the conductor oft the platfrom andC. D.Shaw oiH of his seat. The latter sustained several bruises. Edmond Pohle, aged seven days, son of T. Pohle of Olivewood, died yesterday et the home of hi-, parents. The funeral took place from the home at 2p. m. Interment was made in Mountain view cemetery. The funeral of Mrs. Sarah A. Ware took place at the First Congregational church vestcrdav and was conducted by Mrs. Ware's, former pastor, Rev. I). D. Hill of Downey. Numerous and beautiful floral tributes strewed the bier. City Trustee 11. G. Reynolds and wife wcie thrown from their carriage while rid ing at Alhamhra yestevtiay. and Mrs. Rey nolds was considerably shaken up. Her in juries proved to be Slight. The horse ran away. The marriage of Miss Waeile Randal] and Mr. Albert Mercer will he solemnized on Thursday evening at the home of i he bride's parents. Only near relatives of the fam ilies will be present. Mrs. Dole, one of the High school fac ulty, entertained most charmingly the mem bcrsn of the twelfth year class this evening. Miss Mac Benedict, instructor of the sec ond grade in tlie Washington school, is ar ranging B Christmas concert and grab bag for the pupils, to be held tomorrow after- noon. The Degree of Honor basket social and dance which was to have been given this evening has been postponed until after the holidays. The Young Woman's club entertained their friends at the Classical school, 121 South Euclid avenue, on Saturday evening. Mr. W. H. Amos died at the hospital as a result of injuries received during the bunking of his house at Redlands. Mr. Amos was a brother of Miss Helen E. Amos of Palmetto drive, and was well known here as an artist. C. C. Brown's protest against the amount of damages awarded him by the commis sioners for the opening of Center street through his property will be tried before a jury, and the value of the damage lixed. Pasadena Commandery, K. of 1., w ill cele brate Christmas on Monday next nt 8:30 sharp in the temple. Music w ill be furnished bj« the tabernacle quartet. Mrs. Lionel A. Sheldon is visiting her aunt, Mrs. H. H. (Ire-en of Santa Barbara. Mr. ami Mrs. C. E. Eastman of Minne apolis have returned to speml their fourth winter at the Spalding. The Pasadena ste'ani laundry plant was sold to a Los Angeles laundrynmn today for ¥-10(10. KeV. A. .1. Wood's house on North Orange Grove avenue was burglarized Saturady night and a few articles stolen. A. M. Nelson is to receive the appointment of license clerk in Tax Collector dish's of fice. J. D. Thomson, a prominent mining man of Philadelphia, is at the Green. MORE PETTY THEFTS A Valise, Bicycle, Horse and Saddle Stolen By the arrest of Karl Schillinger the po lice appear to have caught the chicken thief, as no more depredations of that character have been reported since Schillinger was taken into custody. The prisoner is deiing well at the county hospital, and the hone in his right arm which was broken by a bullet from Detective Auble'si pistol is knit ting. It will be some time, however, before Schillinger will be well enough to be ar raigned in court. Win. Ritz, a recent arrival from Ogden, reported to the police yesterday that a man with whom he had traveled had stolen his valise at the Arcade depot. The valise is a small russet affair, while the man who is alleged to have stolen it is describedas- being about 3(1 years of age, small and dressed in dark clothes. The police received' a report yesterday from F. M. Scott of 145 North Broadway to the effect that a package had been stolen from his delivery wagon. K. Sullivan of Prospect Park reporteel' the loss of a horse and saddle Sunday night. Dan Hunter of Ninth and Main streets was robbed of a bicycle Sunday night. Three suspicious men have been loitering about the corner of Twelfth street and Cen tral avenue for several nights' past. Miss F. A. Dunham of 418 Centennial street reported to the police yesterday that a strange man had been on her porch Sun day night. He was acting su-piciously, Miss Dunham thought. Lewis Causing Trouble L. li. Oree nslade, alia*"Li w is. the Light," In s been annoying people f >r some' time past with his ridiculous letters, and he w ill prob abl) be sent to the insane asylum if he does not mend his ways. Lewis claims to hi tin "accident preventer," and whenever he reads of a death he sends some of his letters te> the bereaved family, suggesting that they send for him and he will tell them how to prevent divine visitations of wrath iv fu ture. THE SALE OF TAMALES FAILED TO BRING REVENUE ENOUGH A Santa Ana Man Arrested for At tempted Blackmail —Proceedings of the Supervisors BANTA ANA, Dec. 19. J. F. Seniles, proprietor of a tamale stand in this city, was arrested in Fullerton today on a charge of attempted blackmail and brought over to the county jail to await examination. Seni les wrote an anonymous letter to Felipe Karate, a saloon proprietor, in which he stated that unless a certain .sum of money was immediately forthcoming be (Searles) would expose' business methods ol /urates which he claimed were illegal. Zarate at once notified the officers, and they soon spotted the author of the letter and arrested him. Searles is .1 married man with a large family of children. Orange packing nnd shipping arc now In full swing. The crop iv thi- section this year is excellent and the yield heavy. Tho board of supervisors met today and transacted the following business: An abandoned child named Altencio was re ported living in Tustin nnd the board al lowed $6.50 per month for its support. Saloon licenses wire granted August Friese of Anaheim nnd Chris Miller and Felipe Zarate of Santa Ann. The petitions of F. M. Graham et al. for a road iv the Westminster road district was referred back to the petitioners. The hearing of the petitions of Mrs. F. A. Crocker et al. for a county road iv Orange load distinct was postponed until January Mb, ns was also the petition of hi. I). Cooke et al. for the opening of certain streets iv Ml Toro. A communication was received from the Sacramer/to board of supervisors in regard to the state supervisors' convention, .and was tiled to he referred to the incoming board. The sum of *juu was transferred from tho general road fund to ihe Buena Perk road district; $200 to the Eullerton district, and $200 to the Anaheim district. The residence of i". M. Holmes on the corner of Ninth and Busfl streets was en tered last night While the family were at church by thieves, who ransacked t he cut ire house and carried away a number of valu ables, among them being a gold watch, a ring and a revolver. Lucy Daguerre, a. two-year-old child liv ing iv LI Toro, drank some concentrated lye yesterday and died within a few min utes. Mrs. Ashwood and mother, Mrs. Murphy of St. f.ouis. Mo., are guests of W. M. Scott and sister, Mrs. Hammond, of this city, Mr. ami Mrs. Hagerinan of Edinburgh, Indiana, are visiting 1). M. Baker and fam ily. Charley Monaghan is home from school in San Rafael to spend Christmas with his parents. Mrs. Eisberg has arrived from Ihe east to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs, John Husshelder. Will Halliday ia here from Honduras, Central Ami rica, for a visit with his parents. Mrs. L, H. .Mills has returned from avißit in Missouri. Frank Monaghan, sr., of Tho Needles and Frank Monaghan, jr.. of Winslow, Ariz., are here to spend the holidays. $5,000,000 Lost on Horse Races It Is stated that a man won and lost $">, roO.OOO on horse races. For twenty ye irs he kept nt It, and most of the time he was successful. At last fortune turned against him, and today he Is penniless. Gambling is a good deal like neglect of health. It can lie kept up a long time, but in the end it is disastrous. Fortunes arc harder to restore than health. The first step toward winning back lost health is to res-tore the digestive organs to a normal condition. For this purpose Hostetter's Stomach Hit lers Is far ahead of anything else. This remedy Is a specific for indigestion, dys pepsia, fever, ague-, nervousness and sleep lessness. It is a wonderful tonic. Drug gists sell It everywhere. Did you ever notice that girls never kiss each other when there are no men around: Latest styles wall paper at A. A. Eck- Strom's, 324 South Spring street. Beautifully Decorated China Dinner Set com= plete (genuine Haviland & Co. China) to be given away Saturday night. You get a FREE TICKET with every 25 cents worth you buy in our store Grand Special Xmas Sale We are holding a great sale of Christmas wares. On Wednesday of this week we will sell Haviland & Co. decorated cups and saucers at 2? cents, worth a third more. Twenty-five cents tor Wednesday only. Special Dinner Sets Special Chafing Dishes Fine Carlsbad China Dinner Sets, handsome dec- An elegant assortment to select from, handsome oration and traced handles; prettily shaped dishes, nickel and wrought-iron stands. A beautiful and The Set complete $17 00 useful gift. All prices, CA for »pI£.UU beginning at *pLmO\J Take Elevator for Third Floor and see the Grand Display in our Art Room Christmas Bargain Counters, 15c, 25c, 35c, 50c, 75c and $1.00 ™ The Crystal Palace ■= 343-34S South Spring Street PAY FOR THE PRINTERS MUST BE PROVIDED BY THE COUNTY CLERK A Riverside Ofßcictl New Wishes That Cieat Registers Had Never Eeen Invented RIVERSIDE, Dec. 19.—The county clerk ol' this county will have to nay the men em ployed in October making a supplement to the county great register, it they get any pay, for Judge Noye* hae decided thai the charge is not a county one, and that the law says that the salaries of officer* in this county shall he in lull lor all eervice* ren dered. County Clerk Condee employed three men at a total cost oi $240 to do the work mentioned, and some days ago the supervis ors passed the hills end ordered warrants drawn. The auditor refused to draw the warrants, however, ami the claimants man damused him, ana now the court sustains the auditor. The decision is a hard one on County Clerk Condee, who has found it v pretty hard matter to pay the expenses of his office out of his salary, without hav ing lo meet the extraordinary expense ol getting up a register supplement. Word has been received here of serious in jury to W. I*. Fowler, one of the city counci of San Jacinto. .Mr. Fowler was driving from his home to Heroet late Sunday, whet his team ran away, throwing him out am breaking one arm, besides otherwise injur ing him. Sirs. J, A. Green of Alhambra, who was injured last Saturday near l.os Angeles by falling from a Southern Pacific train, is well known in this county, she having been v resident of San Jacinto for many years. Mrs. Green is a sister of Mrs. A. (I. Munn of the San Jacinto Register, who has gone lo Alhambra. 'f'he papers in a suit against State Con troller Colgan, and brought by this county, which suit is brought to collect alleged mon eys due the county, were tiled in thet clerk's office today. The suit was authorized by the supervisors some time ago when a rep resentative of the law firm of Devlin & Devlin and Rogers, Patterson & Slack, alt of San Francisco, appeared before the super visors ami claimed that the firms named were in a position to collect from the state for the county several thousands ol dollars which had been overpaid to the state' by the county on annual settlements. Generally speaking very little stock is taken ill the proposition by taxpayers here. Miss Cora P.ixlcr of this city, who has been attending the Normal school at l.os Angeles the past term, has returned home very ill with pneumonia. This month we will prepay freight charges on orders of $5.00 or more, within a distance of SO miles, including the kite-shaped track. X Oreat Day Today Is promised Christmas shoppers at Parmelee's. The Retiring; Sale is proving a fine advantage to those who are inclined to save money and make it go as far as possible. The special offer today will be 20 four-piece Silver Sets, consisting of tea pot, sugar, cream and spoon holder. These sets are of recent make, with quadruple silverplate on white metal. The open pieces are gold lined. Fully guaranteed. Worth any time $7.50, and eood value at that. We have but twenty sets, and tomorrow they go at, a fl* m mpi piece «P"ta M O . . . SEE OUR WINDOWS . . . Remember there are but few days remaining of these re markable bargains- Wednesday (tomorrow) will be lamp day, and you may expect something exceptionally good in prices. Watch the papers. South Spring Street Some days ago Tabor, Peach aud aneithet fa t ndcr of Corona challenged Scott, Cox ami Shoemaker, the champion relay team • a this city, to ride them a 25-mile race. The latter team has considered the challenge ami it will be accepted. The Canal Campaign The executive committee of the Nicaragua Canal association has established its bead* quarters in the ofricc of ihe chairman, 11. 8. McKee, in the Henne building. The work of the committee thus far has been con lint d to completing the organization and gl Lting affairs iv shape to raise money. Kif teeii committer s have bee n appointed in l.os Angeles county, outside of the city and Ins dependent of the vice presidents and dele gate -. Committees to act under the vice presidents are In ing appointed in each coun ty to circulate subscription papers. The ex ecutive committee hns prepared a circular letter that will be sent out this week to every paper in Southern California, request ing their assistance in placing the matter before' the people nnel tiieir intlnene'e in urging the contribution of funds and the importance of the canal project to the growth and prosperity of (his section of the state. •T. M. Dodge and Hans Marquardt. prom* inent citizens of San Diego, arc here on business. Positively cured by these Little Pills. They also relieve Distress from Dyspepsia, Indigestion and Too Hearty Eating. A per fect remedy for Dizziness, Nausea, Drowsi ness, Bad Taste in the Mouth, Coated. Tongua Pain in the Side, TORPID LIVER. They Regulate the Bowels. Purely Vegetable. J Small PEII. Small Dose. Small Price, 7