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SAY MEN ARE CAR ROBBERS POLICE ASSERT THEY HAVE CONFESSED Painter and Clerk in Toils on Charge of Holding Up a Euclid Avenue Street Car Wednesday Night I Detectives Hawley and McKenzle succeeded yeßterday morning In cap turing the two men believed to have been guilty of the holdup of a Euclid avenue car Wednesday night about « o'clock at the west approach of "''' East First street bridge. The moil gave the names of Jainr* Ouffy PnttPison and Albert Caatleß. Patterson lives nt I'J.T West Avenui ■">-' nd Ih a teamster anil painter. Caatl 'g Is a clerk in a North Broadway cutlery establishment. Both men confessed their guilt it p.ili.p headquarters yesterday. th police sny. Patterson Is said to have. admitted that he Kr/ibhrrl tho condue jor-s watch, and although (.'ustlex shvs he did not do nny of the robhlns h" admits his complicity In the affair so far as to say that he was the man with Patterson. Th« street car robbery was one of the most darlnjr crimes of the kind on the police records of Los Angeles. Nothing more valuable than the con ductor's gold watch and a sm.ill amount of change was secured by thp robbers, but this was due solely to the fact that the car's night run hjid just been started and only a small amounl of money had been taken up by the conductor. Pull Bell Cord As the car approached the west side of the East First street bridge the rob b«rs, who were standing on the rear platform, began pulling the cash reg ister bell cord. This took the conduc tor In a hurry to where they stood and they became Involved in a fight. The conductor rushed forward and returned with the car controller. At Right of the weapon the men jumped off and the car was stopped, while the conductor got off to look for his as sailants. The men were in hiding behind the car, but the conductor did not notice them. As the car was started the con ductor was standing on the bottom step, the robbers jumped on to the steps and the conductor ran for the door but was held by the men. One of them hit him on the head with a "blark Jack" while thte other went through his pockets, securing a small amount of change. Passengers, who saw the predicament of the conductor, came to his assistance and the robbers jumped off. grabbing the conductor's watch chain, as they did so. The point at which the men made their escape was near the Los* Angeles river bed. PRISONERS PLAN CLEVER ESCAPE Great Similarity Confuses the Police and the Plot Nearly Proves Sue. cessful Before Detection Is Made A plan for pacaplng from the city jail concocted by two supposedly un intelligent Mexicans of the "greaser" type, which was almost successful yes- terday, would have served nicely as the basts of a plot for a melodrama. Two men having the name of Garcia are imprisoned In the jail. One Nich olas Garcia was to have been released yesterday, the other, A. Garcia, was to have been tried in police court yes terday for carrying concealed weapons, which A. Garcia believed would in all probability result in a long jail sen tence for him. Their plot for escape was as follows: As both men resembled each other very much they agreed to exchange names and identity. When Nicholas Garcia was called for by the jailer to be re leased, A. Garcia would present him self Instead, while Nicholas Garcia would go into police court to answer to the charge of carrying concealed weapons held against the man he was to represent. When Officer Leon called for A. Gar cia to be taken in court yesterday, Nicholas Garcia presented himself, ac cording to the secret compact between the two prisoners. Leon had arrested A. Garcia and at once detected the slight difference in appearance between the man who appeared before him and the man guilty of the charge of carry- Ing concealed weapons. Not being aware of the fact that two Garclas were incarcerated In the city jail, Officer Leon was at a loss to ac count for the mystery. Investigation, however, revealed that there were two men of that name, and Detective Me- Kenzle, who made the arrest of Nich olas Garcia aided Leon in unraveling the puzzle. The men will probably be held and tried on a charge of complicity in uiding Men other to escape. The Mexicans' scheme is pronounced one of the cleverest and wholly surpris ing plots for escupe that has ever been attempted in the city jail. GOVERNMENT MAY DISSOLVE OCTOPUS By Associated Press. ■: WASIIINOTON. Nov. 12.— While no (13y Associated statement could be ob- WASHINGTON. Nov. 12.— While no uthorltutive statement could be ob ■■ tamed, there is good reason to believe that the government has decided to in stitute proceedings against th. Stand cl Oil company under the Sherman anti-trust act, with a view of obtain ing an order of the court dissolving th ■ company as it now exists and reator- II I ing to each of the^eventy-ttve or eighty constituent companies Its proportion ate share of the stock. lt would also compel the observance . of the law prohibiting them from en tering Into any contract, agreement or : vriderstandlng with each other with a view to maintaining prlcea on oil. Wound May Prove Fatal JJv Associated Press. DALLAS. Tex., Nov. 12.— 1t Fenby, general auditor of the Texas & PacHlc railroad system, shot himself at his home here today. Whether the shoot-* Ing. was accidental or premeditated Is not known. , Fenby la in a dazed cottdi serioua. Cttn " ot t ? lk - H1 » «"«""«>. to GUIDES ARE LAX IN THEIR DUTIES AT FAKE SEANCE HERALD SPOOK EDITOR SEES SHOW Many \Mio Bare Been Dnppd by Dolltr-GrtbWng Mediums Ask Mystagog to Explain P.rlor Tricks of Clarvoyants Under Control ot Spirits of Another World BY HKJaiF. BBATTI Why Is a guide? Ah' f.iko uviHnm. you who nrr Ink liik UM hard «;irn<'(l BMMMJf Of thp fool ish Klrl. ttio sorrowing widow nnd tho (iill.i\v youth, answer this question, for 1 cannot. Worse than the ohl. oM qneiy. "Why is a cow?" It tins pTOYCII. Sunday nlßht. In cdinininy with Mr. Haxei. i went to ■ meeting of the Truth Seekers' society. 1 snt there and hud the pleasure of listening to re marks the reverts of complimentary about The Herald, myself and Mr. H:i zel. for lieliift so unkind as to abuse tin. poor take medium! who arc trying so hard to make 8 living by foolltig; people who can 111 afford to be fooled. Undoubtedly the speakers in that meeting had rend The Herald expose of the fakers and they had even taken the trouble to visit tho exhibit of spir itualistic paraphernalia in The Herald window, for they commented upon it freely. Unfortunately, however, the guide, he who Is supposed to see that no "objectionable" characters enter the sacred precincts Of the circle, had not taken the precaution to look upon Mr. HazcTs picture, for we passed the door without a challenge. Again. Why Is a guide? Iconoclasts Not Recognized The spirits that pervade "the third dimension of space," according to the mediums, are supposed to be cognizant of everything going on in the room. These spirits should have warned the medium that there were "aliens" in the room, but alas, they were remiss in their duties, and we were permitted to sit unnoticed and listen to our arraign ment. To sit there with our ears burn ing to a scarlet while women told us what deep dyed villains we are for tell ing the uninitiated how the faker fools the unwary, the charlatan swindles the unfortunate. Part of all they said about us we missed. We entered Mammoth hall. | where the meeting was held, after most of the neophytes, believers and frauds had taken their seats and set tled themselves for M. night of marvel ous relevatlons. A man with a Vandyke beard and a melancholy expression was talking. In a high pitched, strident voice, rem iniscent of "Little Effie" of Elsie Reynolds creation, he was telling his friends that The Herald should be con demned for roasting spiritualism, be cause spiritualism is in the minority. We suppressed our desire to make n speech to the effect that The Herald does not condemn spiritualism, but only those imposters who pull the heart strings of any who will pay them, by offering a vulgar substitute for that which is most sacred to man. When the speaker had finished his condemnation of The Herald, the as sembly joined In a song, and then a medium sang and played under In spiration. Music a Fright Oh, that song! If there were any fipirits floating around in the atmos phere when the medium under control began to sing in one key and play In another, it would be safe to wager they all departed at the second bar. If such is inspiration, may heaven hereafter deliver ub from it. If such Is harmony, we might pray that we will always sound the discord. The "inspired musician" was not the greatest attraction. She was only a prologue to the main show of the evening. The medium requested that the lights over her head be turned out, and then she closed her eyes. Her two diamond earrings glistened In the half light and her voice, a pleasant voice, was stilled for a moment while she allowed her spirit control to take possession of her. This occupied but a moment, as she announced that the conditions were very harmonious. You see, the guides bad not told her that there were any objectionable persons in the room. "Everything is very pleasant and ev erything Is In harmony, so I think we will be able to give some very good messages this evening," said the me dium. Several messages were given to mem hers of the audience, old "truth seek ers" who have been there year in and year out und whose lives have long been ancient history to the mediums. We hoped for a message but we were doomee". to disappointment, for the me dium had nothing for us. "Messages" came freely to others, but they were the usual commonplace promises and commands. Go Away Disappointed The woman asked if there were any wealthy gentleman In the audience, hut there was no one, who evidently felt himself so qualified, or If so he was too bashful to answer. A women arose. "Perhaps you mean me," she said. "That's right; I do mean you. Sister ." calling her by name. "In about five months two men will come to you to get you to sign a con tract. One of them will be an old man and another a young man. Be careful of the young man and do not trust him too much. Do not sign the contract for two months, then every thing will come out all right." To one. woman the medium brought a son who told her that by the first of May everything would be lovely. The flowers would be blooming, the birds singing and she would have peace of mind. The spirit Is evidently familiar with California in spring, or a ineasage so definite could never have been given. To a mother she brought the spirit of a little girl and the child came with bouquet of flowers In her arms and a message of hope and love. Told her that »he was doing everything she could to help her and asked the mother to .send out her best thoughts to the Bpirlts tlu.t the spirits might be helped. It Is a goo-1 rule, for It works both ways. The spirits help the mortals und the mortals help the spirits. Finally, disappointed that we had paid 10 centß each and had received no u-HHatsuH, we left. I spook editor wan show ith requests for knowledge on various points yesterduy und mime of th. in ippear in thi» i»Hue MANY LETTERS COME TO THE SPOOK EDITOR a \s\vi:hs MX iioiiKu-r a. ii aziu. Spook Editor Herald: , Will you explain in your next Issue the following: " I attended a seance of . John ■ Hen* ly'n on West' Seventh street' and LOS ANGET.KS HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 13. 1906. heard my wife'? voice In the trumpet— we were married for thirty years and she has been dead for five years. , A little Inter an ethereal form Wai Been floating around the room and again my wife itpoke to me. I never saw Heiily before, nnd there Is no doubt about It being my wife's voice. Yours truly, .1. ( '. South Olive street. The trumpet fake has been exposed ■ hundred times In ;iii parti of the country. I have n IVW been to one of Mr. Hpnly's s. nines, bul if he is even half < 'lever lie tins a chance to gnln believer* In Los Angeles, in ii scon of trumpet frauds 1 have uncovered the talking was all don.' by the medium nd several depart 'il ones have been Impersonated by the charlatan In charge. The chattering In a hoarse whisper is not sufficiently plain to recognize a voice unless the victim, eager to be hoodwinked, is in a stute of semi self hypnotism. There Is nothing new or marvelous In Mr. Henly's trump >t stunt. As for the "ethereal" form you de scribe: They are made of tarltan cheese cloth or silk or other textile fabrics. There are many methods of floating them around the room. The favorite method is the reaching wnnd, which is no larger or longer than a led pencil, but which telescopes in tubular joints und are silently extended so the mediums and guides can float the white cloths around the room with ease. In a future article In The Herald I shall describe at length the methods adopted by the trumpet mediums. Volumes have already been written sbout the materialization. Come down and se- the Herald's exhihit. We have the ethereal form (made of cheese cloth) taken from a notorious faker by the detectives and a Herald reporter a few weeks ago. It is in the window prop erly labeled. Clarence H.. Long Beach. — You evi dently have not seen the exhibit In the show window of The Herald. The book on the faker's table rose and [fell in answer to your questions when the medium pressed with hands or knees a small rubber bulb connected with a slender tube running beneath the table cloth to a smaller soft rubber bulb which, when Inflated by pressure of the master bulb, lifted the book lying on the table cloth over the small bulb. Thus were you hoodwinked and the answer to your anxious questions came from the knee of the fraud who was swindling you and not from your departed wife. Come in and I will show you just how It is done. A bulb and the tube hangs in the window in the Herald's exhibit among the other paraphernalia captured from fake mediums whom ye have exposed. F. R. H. — Thanks for ,your informa ion. We are already on her trail with strong hope of getting her into the clutches of the law. W. R. P., San Pedro— You kissed her knee, which was made up as a baby with a face painted on it with a cap and child's coat. It's a cruel hoax, but the wonder is how any one who can write such an intelligent letter as you do could be taken in In such a manner. It's the old solution of a victim being blinded by his own credulity. You have been brutally hoaxed. Mrs. W. F. R., Los Angeles— The slate writing by which you were deceived was, a simple piece of legerdemain. Read more carefully what the Sunday Herald said regarding slate writing. See the trick slates in the Herald win dow. By all means do not give more money to this medium. She is swindling you. It Is criminal for her to take your money by working upon your emotions. H. E. W., Redondo — You clearly have been buncoed. We do not print your letter because yours Is a case for police Investigation. If facts are as you state It will not be difficult to send at least one faker and confederate to the peni tentiary. We advise you to report your case to the prosecuting attorney with out delay. Spook Editor— l would like to ask you the question how you can explain this. I have been to many materializations and know my baby girl came to me at the cabinet many times. I know the face of ray darling baby. I feel. I know it was my child. Yours for the truth, MRS. SARAH L. East sth St., Los Angeles, Nov. 12. Can anyone conceive a more wickedly cruel hoax than this? Would anyone with a spark of human decency stoop to as low a trick as this? Someone has coined this mother's woe Into a few paltry pennies. The methods of muklng a child's face or full form appear at the cabinet are varied. One which seems to have been worked quite successfully in Los An geles Is for the medium to make up his or her knee with face painted on It, dressed as a child. I have found a number of persons who admit having kissed the greasy knee of a notorious feminine faker whom the Herald re porters once exposed. I shall also go Into this phase of deception In a later issue. NOTES OF INTEREST FROM LONG BEACH Special to The Herald LONG BEACH, Nay. 12.— W. W. An derson, a contractor residing at 3730 Vermont avenue. Los Angeles, was robbed of a pocketbook and plain gold ring while oroaaing from Sun Pedro to Long Beach on one of the excursion steamers yesterday. At the time he discovered his loss Anderson was talking Inshore on the Long Beach pier, and straightway turned around and seized the man nearest him, shouting "Stop, thief!" The companions of the man caught were also closely questioned by the police, but proved thut they were inno cent of any such crime. CRIMINALLY ASSAULT AND MURDER NEGRESS liy Atfßocluti'd I'ltua BIRMINGHAM, Ala.. Nov. 12.— body of Annie Shirley, a negress, was found at Pratt City this morning with lndications that she had been criminally assaulted after she bad been murdered. I ). W. Sparrow, a guard at the state convict prison, ' and L. <i , Btovall. a former guard, both . white ' men, ■ have been held for Investigation.' . li ,is aukl that cards and money alleged to belong to ■ these . men .were' found near the scene of (he murder. ifjttflEAMMMfl| RIPLEY PARTY COMES TO TOWN SANTA FES OFFICIALS ALL TALK PROSPERITY Reraillng of Mountain Division on the Belen Cut. off and More Fruit Cars Are Live Topics Just Now President D, V. Ttlploy of the Snntn Fc atul offlcials arrived in Los Ange les lust night from San Diego, on their Inspection trip. Moat of the party, who cume In five special cars, registered at the Alex .indrin. Mr. Rlplry Rot off the train a little nhead of the party In order to pny a visit to his son here and be his guest. The officials will spend today iit the general offices here, then proceed to Snn Francisco. The party Includes .1. W. Kondriek. second vlc-e president; O. T. Nicholson. third vice president; W. B. Jansen, fourth vice president; J. B. Mormon, freight traffic manager; W. B. Story, chief engineer; George T. Tunell, sta tistician, and W. A. Hlfsell of Sim Francisco, assistant traffic manager. Vice President Jansen Is enthusi astic on California prospects. "We nre hnndllng all the business we can take care of." said he. "but are rußhlng work wherever we can on equipment orders. "We nre expecting: 4r>oo fruit curs soon and probably will have 500 before long. The American Car and Foundry company has the bulk of the orders, and I suppose has distributed them around its different plants. We cut loose from the Armour company four years ago and run our own cars.. "Our plans for reraillng our moun tain divisions with 85-pound rails await only the materials and men. They are hard to get. "Work on the Belen cut-off is beine; hastened so well that we will be able to use it in February. It simply in volves less grades, though the mileage will be no less. The cut-off is a fine bit of engineering and will mean a great deal to us and our patrons. "We find prosperity all. along the line. Fruit prospects are good in Cali fornia, and we look for a crop at least as large as last year's. We will be able to take care of It. "Fortunately our company did not lose heavily In the San Francisco dis aster, but our party will look over things when it gets there. "We came across from Chicago over western mountains and deserts and cultivated places and find our employes contented. "Your exposition In 1915 should be a winner. " Guests at Coronado By Associated Prtsj. SAN DIEGO. Nov. 12.— President Ripley and party of Santa Ft officials, who have been at Coronado over Sun day, were guests of the chamber of commerce today in a ride over the city. They left for Los Angeles. GRIEVANCE COMMITTEES' ACTION Conference in New York of a Weighty Character By Associated Press. NEW YORK. Nov. 12.— The scale of wages and length of the work day were the Issues at various meetings today of grievance committees representing the engineers and firemen of several of the railroads centering at New Yorjt. At a conference today between Presi dent W. H. Truesdale of the Delaware, Lacka wanna & Western and a commit tee of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, including Grand Chief War ren H. Stone, the engineers were granted a ten-hour day and Increase in wages aggregating for the 900 engineers from $30,000 to $35,000 a year. Commit tees representing the engineers of the New York, New Haven & Hartford and the New York Central railways met to discuss the demands they are to make on the railroads for higher wages and shorter hours of labor. The poll of the locomotive firemen of the Erie for the purpose of determining whether or not to resort to a strike in an endeavor to enforce their demands has resulted in an almost unanimous vote for a strike so far as returns have been received. The adjustment committee of the en gineers Is formulating a set of demands to be made upon the Erie, Irrespective of the demands of the firemen. The en gineers have a contract with the Erie which does not expire for several months, but the new demands are being formulated as a basis for a new con tract. The position of the Erie railroad In the present situation was outlined to day In a message from J. C. Stuart, general manager, who is In the west on an inspection trip. Grand Master Hanrahan said tonight that he and two committees of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen would have a conference tomorrow with the offlcials of the New York Cen tral and the New York, New Haven & Hartford. DISCUSSES ERIE STRIKE VOTE Brotherhood's Chief Tell* Shippers to Be on Their Guard By AsuoflntPd Pren». NEW YORK, Nov. 12.— Grand Chief Hannahan of the Brotherhood of Lo comotive Firemen, In speaking last night of the strike vote now being tkaen by the Erie flreir whose de rnandl were refused by the railroad officials, said: "From my observations at this end of the line 1 urn certain that the vote for v strike will be unanimous. It Is not usual to muke public the fact thut I I><>l! <>n the question of a strike is to be taken, but we think It only fair to dhlppers and intereits that would be affected by a strike should it strike be decided on, that they should know. "We have not been looking for a strike, but anyone who knows the hours of work on the railroads and the long strain on the men, coupled with the low wages, will realize that our de mands are very moderate. We want to be as fairly treated as men In other vocations." | Among tin: railroad men at the Grand Central hotel, where the union confer* ences are In progress, the hope Is ex pressed that the Erie Railroad company would, avoid trouble by making a coun ter proposition. Such a proposal, it was said, would receive due considera tion and would be replied to, even though a strike vote was In and had been counted. There will bo many con ferences this -, week by the engineers and firemen ■of the Lackawana, New York Central, New. York, New Haven v liartford and the Central Railroad of New Jersey. , , , ■ . •■ • ■ ltI It was stated on Saturday that Grand Chief Htone . would leave , for his home ln | Cleveland yesterday. 11.- was still at ' the Hotel , Belmont • last night , and it wa.i announced that it had been de termined * that . he i would remain < hero ■ Thanks to their great popularity and wide distribution you can get J IMPERIALES 4^f^^''^T _/^%l 18-3^ 1^ I in any up-to-date cigar store, bar, cafe or club. I Everyplace has them — because there is a constant demand for Imperiales. I Eighty million Imperiales Cigarettes were smoked by the men . I of the IVcst during IQOS. I Imperiales are smoked by men who could afford to pay any I price for their cigarettes. I with mouth-pieces that cool the smoke. 1 I THE JOHN BOLLMAN CO., Manufacturer*, San Francisco 1 indefinitely. Assistant General Chief Hurley will also remain on the ground. MORE MEN NEEDED ON COAST Construction of the Western Pacific Calls for 8000 Workers Eight thousand men are needed im mediately to assist in the construction of the Western Pacific, which 'is to form an important link in George J. Gould's proposed transcontinental line. Some time ago the passenger agents were instructed to assist in securing workmen and at that time It was an nounced that 5000 men were wanted. This number has been Increased by 3000, and the demand for workmen on other lines being built In the west is also increasing. Construction work is being delayed by the car shortage. Little material i? being delivered and it is feared that the scarcity of workmen and the short age of cars will delay the construction of the Western Pacific more than one year. OBVIATES ALL WINTER DELAYS Pennsylvania Completes Vast Reserve Freight Yard Spe-lal to The Herald. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12.— Winter risks of delay on the main line of the Pennsylvania railroad east of Pitts burg have been largely reduced now that the company's Improvements at Hollldaysburg are about completed. At this point a vast freight yard with fifty-five miles of truck, hag. been es tablished In connection with the Penn sylvania's new low grade freight line. If the main line at this mountain trouble-spot should at any time be ob structed, it will be possible to divert all traffic without loss of time by way of Hollidaysburg. While this Is the practical advantage the public gains by the improvement, interest is ulso centered at this point because it is the place where canal boats. In years gone by, were taken out of the old canal, transferred to cars, and hauled up the mountains by the old Portage railroad. It was then the scene of great bustle. Railroad Notes The fall meeting of the Association of Transportation »nd Car Accounting officers will be held at New Orleans on November 20 and 21. Clarence E. Euton has been appoint ed traveling passenger agent of the Santa Fe, with headquarters in N*W York, effective November 1. The Trinity & Brasos Valley has been completed, but train service Into Hous ton will not be installed for at' least thirty und posHibly sixty 'days. The postponed Inspection trips over the Pennsylvania by President Cassait und the directors have now been ar ranged for the latter pint of November, Santa Fe conductors will hereufter be required to huvg holders of time liiisnes fill out v form showing why tin y ! carry pusses ami the amount of | ing they do on them. The president of the Americun Kail way association in to appoint a special committee to consider the question of thf standard location fur third -mil electric working conductors. SAN PEDRO TIDE TABLE High. Low,- A.M. P.M. A.M. I'M Nov. IS v.02 7:26 jj:«a \ : m Nov. 14 7:28 8:13 1:04 1;« Nov. 15 8:<KI »:(» 1:40 ' i;tt Nov. It! ..'. 8:40 9:47 2:17 3:l'l Nov. 17 »:18 1O:1S :<:55 4:03 Nov. IS 10:00 11:36 , S:8« 4:63 1 Nov. 19 10:44 , 4:20 1:47 Nov. i 12:43 6:11 »:« . 11 1 1 3 1 ' • - ii-- Nov. a .2:01 12:38 CIJ4 7:35 Nov. a .... 3:25 l:r>7- . 8:05 »:05 Nov. J3 4:45 5:38 \ 10:00 10:14 Nov. 24 5:24 ,6:08 11:24 11: 0 Nov. 25 li:0l 11:111 ; ..... l3J»i Nov. 26 .6:41 7:12 ...'. /lioj Nov. 27 71S 7:67 " 12:41 1:41 Nov. t* .,7:40.8:35 1:14 2:19 Nuv -it ......... '8:00 8:10 1:39 2:« Nov. SO .../....;. 8:23 • »:44 1:611: 3:17 NO ONE BLAMED FOR MANY DEATHS TIMBERS REMOVED TOO SOON, SAYS JURY Finds Victims of Hotel Disaster at Long leach Were Killed Because the Cement Was Not Properly "Set" Special to The Herald. LONG BEACH, Nov. 12.— Coroner J. H. Trout held an inquest this morning over the; remains of the workmen killed in the Bixby hotel disaster last Friday, when the middle of the big building collapsed and crashed into the basement. The verdict brought in by the Jury men, after spending three hours in in vestigating the disaster, was: "We find that the deceased came to their deaths by being crushed by the collapse of the Bixby hotel building, and that such collapse was occasioned by premature removal of parts of tim bers supporting said floor and while proceeding with construction of room before supporting cement beneuth It was properly cured. We find no per son criminally liable for such fatullty." Contractor Is Witness The verdict was signed by the fol lowing jurymen: M. B. Irvine, F. E. Strong, C. P. Patterson, C. D. Paine, W. P. Wilson, W. H. Chandler, W. J. Webb, A. C. Grube, E. R. Brown, L. L. Chambers. F. L. Spalding, the contractor, was the tirst witness called to the stand. He did not make any statement as to what caused the accident, but declared that the foundation was sufficient und that ordinarily the building would be perfectly safe. William B. Hart, the man who had charge of the steel work, stated to the Jury that that portion of the work was according to contract c. H. Craig, superintendent for the SKIN DISEASES FIERY ACIDS IN THE BLOOD All skin diseases are due to the same cause— excess of acid in the j blood caused by faulty assimilation of food and poor bowel action; this fiery acrid matter is forced to the surface through the pores and glands, j Pustules are formed, discharging a sticky fluid which dries and makes a crust, causing intense itching. When the crusts or scabs are scratched on the : skin is left raw and bleeding. . " Dear sirs-My body broke out with a. \ I Sometimes skin diseases are in the ; x^\l^^ o^tJ^^?^lr^. cry form, and bran-like scales come on The itobins;. •speoUlly at night, was theflesh.ortheskmbecomeshardand '^Jo'^n^A^ln,^. I dry, often cracking,' and the painful out benefit, and .hearing of S. S. S. deter- itching causes acute suffering It :f^^&ti&s*lJg* r Z&. does not matter how. the trouble is ties cured mo entirely. ' ____ ' manifested, the cause is the Bame— an B.oondido, 0.1. t . L.MABHO. &m excess of acid in the blood. Salves, powders, cooling washes, etc. , while they relieve the itching and give the sufferer temporary comfort, cannot cure the trouble because they do not reach the acid laden blood. The best treatment ■ ..* for all skin diseases is S. 8. S., a remedy that . S >Js2& XSB^ is purely vegetable and one which acts directly w»ZJ WfijJ on the blood with a cleansing, healing effect. s^ a^^Jl *>. S. S. neutralizes the acids, and purifies the # QiSgp'© Bg^y O blood so that the skin instead of being blistered dci v ucpctaDl C and burned by the fiery. fluids, is nourished by PURELY VEGETABLt. ft Bup piy o cooling, healthy blood. Special book on Skin Diseases and any medical advice desired will be furnished without charge.- THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., ATLANTA, GA. dL. , ,,, ■ ■■ ■ ' ••'••••- WIUT isn't Uuar»ifi«ed vacuum cure 'for men fxA'~~~t^ZZ. 2SSSH]"*"" ITfc ">"' womtn; utrlciura. v^rjitn'tl*, night fjnltalonii. rTMI 1 r^Tll. IHnliriinlimi and uiiilevnli.tif , I niga»«. l o «t umiiliooil Iffli -" "*— -'V^^^ ihrunktfii restored or l/ioney '.'"lost VACUUM Tgf ,- mm^mmW^Klr -■ "X or i/i'mu-j refunded VAi'i .— . .- . • A ; CO., Koom' WlUuutUlk. uuU Bin iv« streets.'. " • WUmiJ for 'book. ,1 •' ' ■ '' .' : ; '■ : ' ■ ' ' :',■;■< ' 'I ■■ . architect, testified that tho concrete used was correctly mixed. William Benin, the foreman, testified that the break had commenced from below and further stated that there could not possibly have been defective workman ship, us all men employed as bosses are experts in their line. J. C. Austin, the architect, said that the building la perfectly sufe. The curloui! continue to come to LonK Beach to witness the scene of destruc tion at Magnolia avenue and Ocean side boulevard. LOUD SHIRTS SETTLE BETS Storage Man to Be Adorned Like Solomon in All His Glory for Doubling Business Several months ago C. W. Thompson, one of the leading brokers In the pro duce market, made a wager with J. C. Kinney of the Los Angeles Cold Stor age company that before the first of the year the company would double, its volume of business in the storage of fresh fruits. It appears that Mr. Thompson is the winner, for on Monday he received :i letter from Mr. Kinney offering to settle. by sending nix shirts made to order. Inclosed in the letter were the flam ing samples of the goods to be jised— all colon of the rainbow, patterns In stripes, bars and pictures, suitable for decorating the entrance to a Turkish harem or to attract crowds to the hall of the oriental beauties. Friends are congratulating Mr. Thompson on his Judgment in the choice of material and colors for the shirts that are to be ready for his personal adornment and use by Christmas. TO BUILD CLUBHOUSE FOR PLAYGROUNDS The new club house at public play grounds No. 1 will be erected in a few days. Bids were received yesterday by the board of public works from Peter Kee nan offering to do the work for J^ont); from the Los Angeles Investment com pany for $2337; John Nelson for 15268, und Ed Arnaelsteen for $2140. The grounds ure located at Violet and Atlantic streets. San Francisco Shipping SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12.— Arrived: Steamer State of California, San Dingo.