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Notable Gathering of Those Inttru.
mental In Making Let Angeles
a City Pay* Tribute to .
"Uncle Billy"
City Treasurer W. It. Workman
celebrated the fiftieth anMversary of
his urrival In Los Angeles last night,
"Uncle Billy", as everybody calls him
and *>is he loves to be called, did not
celebrate the occasion In solitarY
grandeur. At his table in Turn Ver
eln hall TOO of his friends were n?soin
bled. 1 " »,-. :V
I No man in California has so many
1 nephews and nieces as "Uncle Billy"
and no uncle ever loved his brother's
offspring half so well. S One phrase of
his last night Indicated the compass of
his hospitality. "I only wish," he
said, "that I could have entertained
here all of the 14,000 friends I had on
the fifth of December."
, The speeches were a mirror of the
growth of Los Angeles from a strag
gling .Mexican Pueblo to its present
commanding position as the queen city
of the southland. The gathering was
one distinguished by a larger number
of the men and women who bullded the
state than has 'been seen in this city
for a long tlmp.
."Among the "old boys," as a Jocular
pioneer phrased it, were noticed: Com
modore .'A.'. H. Halnes, ex-Chief of Po
lice Burns, EUgene Germain, H. Z. Oa
borne, Oscar Macey, Judge B. S. Eaton,
James Dodson, John Young, Dr. Na
deau, ex-Mayor John Bryson, "Victor
Pqnet, . W. N. Furgeson, ex-United
States SJenaitor' Coles', John White, J. M.
Gulnn, Fred L. Alles and many others.
The pioneer women were there, too,
with their husbands.
Maj. Truman Toastmaster
' Mayor Ben C. Truman, the veteran
journalist and good fellow, acted as
toastmaster. M. F. Quinn, president
of the pioneer society, welcomed the
guests on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Work
man.''!;' / > • '
"Mr. Workman," said Mr. Qulnn, "ar
rived here when but 16 years of age.
Now he is 66 ■ years, old, a hale and
hearty man j and one of whom it ■ may
be said "Hall fellow well met.' He has
seen fit to call the pioneers of Los An
geles together thut we may enjoy with
him an old-time banquet. We thank
him for this kind expression of good
will, and we say 'Long may he live
and prosper.' We will now eat and be
Henry T, Hazard responded to the
sentiment, 4 "Crossing the Plains," and
said.? He^. once" belonged to an ancient
debating, society of which J. - M. . Quihn
was president.
The I '!' guests cheered and Hazard
stopped speaking and, looking very se
rious, . remarked that when . he was
talking he didn't want members of th«>
family to Interfere. He said every old
pioneer had two very clear recollec
tions j of, the j trip • across-^the ox team
and the 'navy six shooter. These were
the chief things upon which the argo
nauts depended.
'J. M. Guinn told of the pioneer trip
by. way of the Isthmus of Panama. "It
took nine. months for the story of the
gold' discovery to reach the east and
then the rush set in.
"There were three routes by. which
the pioneers could reach California.
One by way of the Isthmus, another by
way of Cape 'Horn and the third by
crossing: the plains. No matter which
way. a man came he always wished he
had come by some other."
Santa Fe Trail
Mrs. Virginia Whistler , Davis told
an Interesting story of experiences she
encountered while coming across by
the Santa Fe trail.
- Loifl a Boeder told of crossing by way
of | Nicaraugua, arid a narrow escape
his party had during the troublous days
of Walker's- filibustering in Central
America, ■> ' . - • '.' .
* Major. Truman said that a great num
ber of letters had been received by the
president of the Pioneer society. As a
sample of these one from the veteran
journalist. Col, Joseph C. Lynch, was
read. This letter sketched Mr. Work
man's career gracefully and clearly.
Commenting upon it, Major Truman
said he had known Mr. Workman al
most-, forty years, and was one of those
who 'attended the marriage of Mr. and
Mr*. ."Workman thirty-seven years ago.
The host of the evening and his good
wife were then introduced. They were
given a . great ovation. Responding to
this. 'reception, Mr. Workman said:
"Uncle Billy" Speaks
"I am most happy to greet my fellow
pioneers . here ' tonight in such large
numbers.. From th« looks of this as
semblage it shows that after all many
of us are left. I have long had a desire
to entertain my pioneer friends, and' 1
only regret that available space pre
vented, me from including many of
those outside of the Pioneer society.
"It would Indeed be the Joy of my. life
to entertain in this manner my 14000
friends of December 6, 1904. I had in
tended celebrating the actual day thjft
marked by fiftieth arrival In Los An
geles, but, being absent at that time
visit It»k the' St. Louis exposition I
could I nit do It.
| "After January 1 I resolved to defer
the pleasure no longer, and because of
the uncertainty of the weather at this
time, of the year I have been obliged
to give up my original plan of an out
door harbecue.
"Fifty Years In Los Angeles" is the
toast assigned to me. Fifty years, or
half a century, is a long time, and yet
1 feel as though I would like to live
lifty years more in this angelic city.
Coming .- here r' a < mere 'lad more than
fifty years ago, when Los Angeles was
a small town of 2500 Inhabitants, today
I am proud to say that I have seen it
grow to a beautiful city of 200,000
people. „;-..:
"In 1880 Los Angeles contained but
11,000 people. This Immense Increase
of population has occurred within the
last twenty years. Imagine, if you
please, what this city will be fifty years
hence, reaching from the mountains to
the sea, and spreading out - east and
west over a vast area and containing
millions of people. This is no visionary
or idle talk, but certainly within the
possibilities, for there is but* one Los
Angeles and one Southern California.
"When I came here First street was
I might say the southern boundary of
the populated portion of the city; now
the city stretches out In every direction,
north, south, east and west. Then we
had no railroads; today we are about
to celebrate the opening of the third
transcontinental railroad In Loa An
geles. Our county is fairly grid-ironed
with many excellent railway systems,
electric as well as steam. . There were
no street cars, no telegraphic communi
cation with the outside world, no banks,
no conveniences of modern commercial
life. ■.;.-.;
"The occasional steamer at San Pedro
and a consequent occasional stage
coach ■In Los Angeles were J the only
links with the rest of mankind. Those
were not lonely days, however, for the
early residents of Los Angeles were a
hospitable . and generous people. Many
pleasant recollections must ever re
main in my memory of those early
Spanish and American families.
His Success In Life
"I came here an ambitious lad trying
to succeed in life; how well I have ac
complished that I leave you to judge.
Political happenings have likewise
come, while there remains a certain
similarity of procedure.
"Our worthy secretary, Prof^ Guinn,
and myself were candidates on oppos
ing tickets for the legislature in this
county In 1872, and we both got left.
We canvassed the entire county, in
cluding what is now Orange county.
We visited a place called Gospel
Swamp, near Santa Ana. Gospel
Swamp was inhabited by a very large
number of good Methodists, and pro
duced the tallest corn, the largest
pumpkins and the finest babies in the
world. ,
"Our opponents both being: of that
denomination got the best of us. They
went to camp . meetings and caressed
and kissed the beautiful children. Our
worthy secretary and myself being un
sophisticated"; youths, did not follow
that art in campaigning, and were both
.defeated. . .
"Times have changed, however, for
Mr. Guinn and. myself. Last Decem
ber we ran on the same ' ticket and
were both elected by handsome ma
jorities, and we have never forsaken
our principles either. I have always
had a fondness for Prof. Guinn, -we
have been good friends ever since- our
first political annihilation.
" Iwould rather have the esteem and
good will of my fellow | citizens than
all the wealth of the Rockefellers. I
am proud to be a pioneer among you.
I am proud of, my fellow pioneers, to
have their love and esteem; to have
them as friends in adversity and pros
perity. lam proud of my numerous
nephews and nieces who stood in the
front rankß to encourage and aid me.
Their memory shall never fade from
the memory of their Billy.'
Long may you live and prosper. ' God
bless you all." •-'"..'''.
A few five minute speeches followed
Mr. Workman's address and then while
the orchestra played "Auld Lang Syne"
the guests bade thetlr host and hostess
$1,000,000 FOR QUAY'S SEAT
Offer Alleged to Have Been Mads by
Flinn and Rejected
Special to The Herald,
PITTSBURQ, pa., Jan. 21.— 1n con
nection with the statement- in the
Plttsburg Times to the effect that
the junior Beat in the United States
senate practically was bought by' per
sons interested in the Standard Oil
company, the Pennsylvania road and
the United States Steel corporation,
the story has come out thut Senator
William Flinn of Pittsburgh let it be
known that he would give $1,000,000
for Quay's seat, but that his offer was
rejected by Penrose and some persons
back of him.
This It Is affirmed led to hard feel
ing and subsequently to the publication
of the allegations.
Flinn refused absolutely to say one
word either In denial or confirmation
of the $500,000 deal story. Richard R.
Quay, when urged to make a statement
replied all he would say either now or
any other time was that the story
was a lie.
Henry C. McEldowney, one of the
executors of the estate of the Henry
W. Oliver who Is said to have -held
the $500,000 In notes taken up by Ar
chibald, Cassatt.and Frlck, came out
today with a sweeping denial that any
such thing occurred. Mr. McEldowney
is president of the Union Trust com
pany, In which Senator P. C. Knox and
H. C. Frlck are directors.
Supreme Court Grants Writ to Gen.
Harrison Gray Otis
By Associated press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21.— The
supreme court of California granted an
alternative writ of review today in
favor of General Harrison Gray Otis
of the Los Angeles Times, who has
been fined $500 for reporting in his
newspaper' certain proceedings .of the
grand Jury of his county. The case
has been set for hearing for the morn-
Ing of February IB. 11
Wyman Wants New Trial
By Associated PreM.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21.— When
Charles Wyman, convicted of a ballot
box fraud, appeared for sentence to
day arguments for a new trial were
presented by his attorney, and the
matter was assigned for argument on
next Tuesday.
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Glvei Interstate Commerce Commis
sion Power to Declare and Order
Just and Reasonable Rates .
for 'Transportation
By Atnoeliittd Pr«aa.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—Represen
tative Hepburn today Introduced his
bill amending the Interstate commerce
act which has been under consideration
for some time and which has been sub
mitted to the president and attorney
general and other members of the ad
Upon complaint the Interstate com
merce commission shall declare and
order what shall be a Just and reason •
able rate, which order shall take effect
In sixty days, the carrier having an
appeal to the court of commerce to
have the order of the commission re
Pending the review the court may
suspend the order requiring a bond
from the carrier for the payment of all
damages Incurred by shippers. The
commission Is also authorized to fix
a Joint rate In case two or more car-,
rlers fall to agree, orders affecting
these rates being subject to review by
the court of commerce.
The president Is authorized to ap
point an assistant attorney general for
the enforcement of the act. The inter-^
state commerce commission is author
ized, during a Judicial review of its
order, to modify or suspend the order
under review. .
Carriers refusing to obey an order of
the commission are subject to a pen
alty of $5,000 a day. An appeal from
the court of commerce can only be
taken to the supreme ■ court of the
United States. ;:V
The present Interstate commerce
commission is abolished and a new
commission Is created, composed of
seven commissioners at. $7,000 a year.
The terms of the commissioners shall
be ten years.
A court of commerce, composed of
five ' circuit judges > of ' the United
States, Is created which shall hold
four regular sessions each year in
Washington. The court shall have ex
clusive Jurisdiction over cases brought
by the Interstate commerce commis
The chief Justice of the supreme
court of the United States is author
ized to designate on the first of each
year five circuit Judges who shall con
stitute the court of comerce. The p'res
ldent Is authorized to approve an ad
ditional circuit Judge for each of the
Judicial districts of the United States,
who are authorized to perform the du
ties'of. the Judges of the circuit court.
Fashionable Canines Also Have Box
Coats, With Handkerchiefs In
Their Pockets ■
Speolal to Tho Herald. •
NEW YORK, Jan. 20.— The idea of
having visiting: cards for dogs has late
ly come Into considerable vogue in New
York. Many fashionable young women
who are possessors of dogs have not
only furnished their pets with a full
wardrobe down to 'handkerchief* worn
l!> th« tiny pocket of n blanket which
l« made to resemble a miniature box
overcoat an nearly a« possible, but are
Insisting that the social «lde of "Dog
dom" should be looked after. Th* cards
generally are much smaller than a
man's visiting card, and It Is the cus
tom to bestow th« family name on th«
Tho lattefs cards nr« not generally
understood to b>3 ( Intended for the
young lady on whom Ha mistress Is
calling, but for the dog or dog* of the
family. The fad Is imported and comes
originally from London,
Man Confesses to Brutal Deed and
Carton People Threaten
liy AniMclatH Prasa.
RENO, Nev., Jan. 21.— L/evl Webber,
the negro arrested In this city yester
day charged with fatally assaulting
Mrs. James E. Harper, has confessed
his guilt. He was taken to the Carson
prison last night under a heavy guard
to prevent lynching, and after reach-
Ing that place and recovering from his
fright made a complete confession, ad
mitting that he entered the Harper
home Friday morning and struck Mrs.
Harper with an ax an %he lay In bed
with her children.
He describes the event with sickening
detail and says that after he had.
dragged the almost lifeless body to the
woodshed ' he became frightened and
ran up the river, where he was found
by a farmer and brought to town.
He says he did not Intend to rob the
house or commit a criminal assault,
and has no excuse to offer. He Is a
Carson negro and only a few days ago
was liberated after serving a long Jail
The people of this city are still
greatly exctted and It Is openly threat
ened that If Webber Is brought back he
will be lynched. •- .
Arizona Judge Says Foster Parents of
Foundlings May Retain Children
By Associated FrcM.
PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 21.— The su
preme court this morning denied the
application for a writ of habeas corpus
in the case of the m New York orphans
brought to Clifton," Ariz., by foundling
asylum officers and placed in Mexican
families, rescued by force therefrom
and later regularly adopted by probate
The foundling home asked for the
writ, claiming it had never lost legal
guardianship. On the announcement
that Judgment had been rendered leav
ing the children with their foster
parents the foundling home gave notice
of appeal to the United States supreme
Southern Pacific Raises Ten Million
Dollars on Lucin Cut-off
By Associated Preaa.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21.—Presi
dent E. .H. Harrlman of the Southern
Pacific, has completed, it is said, ar
rangements to Issue through New York
bankers $10,000,000 of bonds on , the
Lucin ■ cut-oft of the Central Pacific.
The bonds will be secured by a first
mortgage on the new cut-oft and the
securities will be known as the
"through short line first mortgage | 4
per cent bonds." They are to mature
on October 1, 1954, unless previously re
deemed as an entire issue at the com
pany's option at 107% and Interest on
October 1, 1909, or any semi-annual in
terest day thereafter.
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design with motif In corner; extra wide, 43 ?K _£ ... _£»
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signs and heavy silk corded edges, in a number of % I 11 «r, .
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_«• BONNE FEMME CURTAINS in new character of design; all 5^
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Furniture and Fixtures
Jonathan Club
132 South Spring St.
Thursday, Jan. 26, at 10:00 A. M.
Consisting of about 3000 yards of "Vel-
vet and Brussels Carpets, about 50
Leather Turkish and Library Chairs,
Library Tables. Desks, very fine,
heavy Draperies, very elegant Gas and
Klectrlo Combination Fixtures, all the
fine fixtures of the Turkish Smoking
Iloom, two Pool Tables and one
Billiard Table, 40 Oak Arm Chairs, 100
Leather Seat Oak Dining Chairs, 12
Oak, heavy Extension Tables, Oak Side-
board, Kitchen Utensils, .Dishes, eto.
, About -40 Bedrooms completely fur-
nished, j eto. ;
THOS. B. CLARK, Auctioneer
_rfß--ss_ Bteamera of company
/f\[i^Ssi\ or lor wWon It la agent .
nlgjm fw Santaßarbara
San Francisco
SANTA ROBA Wedneadaya. T a. m ;
tt'i'ATJal OF CAU tfundays, 7 a. n_
SANTA ROSA Wedneadaya. It a. ra.
BTATB OF CAU Sundays, U - m.
Arrive at San Francisco Thursday* •ul
Monday.. Ififfa :. \ M ;?
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Monterey and Banta Crua.
COOB BAY, 6:SO p. m.. Jan 6. 14, Jl. JO.
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B'XATS OF CAL. Fridays, i p. in.
SANTA ROBA Mondays. I p. m.
BTATIS Or CAU Fridays, lp.ii
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