Clipped From Los Angeles Herald
COULD NOT AGREE. Tbey Cannot Decide Whether Lopez iv v forger or Kol. Diego Lopez, on the lit of July, presented to Capt. Salisbury Haley a paper purporting to have been given him hy Mrs F. Melius, a sister of Mrs, I'resentacion B, do Haley, the wife of the Captain, asking for the sam of §10 to pay some of the wife's necessary expenses. It is claimed that Lopez had presented a great many orders, probably amounting in all to $200, to Cautaiu Healy at different times, who had honored all of them, believing them to be authentic. After having paid the §10 Capt. Haley became aware that that order and all the other onos did not come from Mrs. Melius at all, nor ha 1 Lopez uny authority to present them. Lopez was arrested on a complaint sworn to by F (J Melius, accu ing him of forgery. The case was tried yesterday iv the Superior Court before Judge Branson. The defendant, when placed ou the stand, denied that he hud ever taken any order to Capt. Haley, or received money ou tho same; in fact, he denied all knowledge of it. In rebuttal tbo prosecution produced Ramon Young, who testitied that he bad himself written tbe order, un er the dictation of Lopez, without being aware of its criminal nature, and that after it was completed the defendant had taken it uway. Tho jury, after being out live hours, were unable to agree. Judge Brunson then discharged the jury and allowed the defendant out on his former bonds to stand a second trial.