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Lieutenant Marfefcam as a
Jim Meredith's Friends Slowly
Catching on to Things.
Judge Carpenter's High Estimate of
the Democratic Party's Integrity.
Some Cored Gemmen Who Have an Eye
on Mr. F. Edward Gray of Alham
bra, You Bet I
First Lieutenant Markham made the
worst mistake of his campaign the
other day when he boldly and fiat-foot
edly denied writing the Chino-Irish
letter. He wrote the letter, and no
denial will set that fact aside in the
minds of impartial men. Its existence
has been so well understood here that
the leading Republican paper of the
section, the Times, conceded the facts
the day after the letter appeared. No
person of intelligence who has followed
the matter up and who cares a cent for
his reputation for veracity will do any
thing else. The letter was not pub
lished weeks ago because tho Demo
cratic state central committee desired to
get the original, which was known -to
exist. The Express at first blush denied
the genuineness of the letter. Then half
way following the more sensible course
of the Times admitted the fact. Then
when Markham put his foot in it by a
flat denial the Express followed him.
But it should be noticed that those who
published the letter do not pretend to
have given the public any certified copy
of the document, but a fac simile of the
letter itself—the original letter. The
state central committee now has the
letter in its possession. There is more
in it than was made public. It con
tains rhetorical flowers whose high
color and higher scent would put to the
blush the fastidious ladies in whose
elegant parlors in Pasadena Mr. Mark
ham is accustomed to shine. The paper
which would print that letter verbatim
would be prosecuted for obscenity. It
refers to E. F. Spence and others in
terms not fit for ears polite.
Markham wrote the letter. A copy of
it was put in evidence here in the courts
when Hallock and others sued Mark
ham. The clause referring to the Chi
nese is not material to the issues of the
suit, but other portions were. The let
ter was put in to show that Markham
deliberately planned to defraud his cred
itors. Markham was cross-examined as
to that very letter, and admitted that he
wrote it. Mow these are facts that can
not be denied. Why did he admit the
letter when it was material to his case?
Because he was under oath, and perjury
is a penitentiary offence. Why does he
deny it now ? Because he is not under
Jim Meredith's friends are slow, but
they are getting there all the same. In
June last when he was appointed county
clerk by the board of supervisors, A.
N. Hamilton was after the place. Ham
ilton was the choice of Charlie Dunsmoor,
and all that following, but Meredith got
the plum. The other faction thereupon
had it in for Jim. When the convention
met a compact was made with tiie
"pumpkin rollers" to help the country
to almost anything provided a few of the
ring candidates could be knocked out.
Meredith was the objective point, with
less important ones on the line. Mur
phy of the Sixth ward was put forward
to make the tight for Jim's enemies,
and Jim went down before the gang.
Lots of people saw it all, and some of
Jim's friends tried to put him on,
but Jim, while a good fel
low, is slow. He could not,
or would not see it. He does not see it
yet; but his friends see it, and cuss him
roundly for his loyalty to the people
who betrayed him. They say he can
make a fool of himself if he likes, but
that he cannot control them in this
matter. They are whetting their knife
for the fray.
A good story is going the rounds at
Carpenter's expense. He made a
speech out at Monrovia the other night,
and some of those who heard it say they
do not know what he meant. It was
early in the night, when a blight man
like"the judge' might be supposed to
know what he was talking about. He
said if all the rebels and honest men in
the Democratic party were out of it,
there would not be enough
left to . make milestones between
Monrovia and Los Angeles. That
would be about twenty men. Did
the judge mean to say there were so few
rascals in the Democratic party; and
did he mean to infer that if all the
honest men were out of the Republican
party there would still be enough of the
other sort left to set up mile posts to
hades, and to Fidler's Green, five miles
beyond the hob?
There were about half a score cored
del'gates sat ml the recent Republican
convention in this city. Four of these
are red-eyed when they hear the name
of "Captain F. Edward Gray
of Alhambra." Their talks of woe
is that the gallant captain when
the convention was in session
promised the quartette of patriots $75
td vote for him for assessor, and paid
them $40 on account. The balance was
to be paid if tbe captain should
be nominated. He was nomin
ated, but the $35 did not materialize,
and now tbe men and brethren are on
the war-path for the captain's scalp.
Such is the latest street story.
Last night closed at the court house
with about 20,000 names on' the great
register. Tomorrow is still to near
from. The county clerk desires all de
puties engaged in registering voters to
make a return on Monday after
noon, and then turn in all
their books for good and all early Tues
day morning. All names not in on
Tuesday forenoon will fail of getting on
Some two weeks ago Hon. W. W.
Foote bet $500 with Teke Wilson that
Pond would beat Markham. That was
the first Republican sucker caught to
bet on the tall willow of Pasadena.
Since then there has been no member of
the g. o. p. foolish enough to follow this
bad example until yesterday, when Bob
Northam, who is reported as having
said he would vote for Pond, until put
up as chairman of the county commit
tee, perhaps to puree himself of this
charge, bet Andy McNally $600 on said
tall willow. Bob claims to •wvp, more
money for the same pur/£, The re
THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 19, 1890.
port is that Dan Burns inspired this
rashness on the part of the Las Bolsas
PUT UP OR SHUT UP.
People Who Want to Back Markham
Can Be Accommodated.
The Evening Express distorts a mat
ter of news in its issue of last evening,
probably in order to be able to let the
public know that Chairman Northam,
of the Republican county central com
mittee, had an $8,000 roll of bank notes
in his pocket. It cannot be denied that
Northam has money to bet and it is also
a fact that he is not particular what he
bets on. Before the Republicans of this
county made him the chairman of their
committee Northam was willing to bet
on Pond, but since his recognition to the
high dignity he now holds Markham has
become his favorite. He feels that it is
incumbent upon him to support by bets
the man who was so glad that the Irish
gang was disposed of. The Express
says that A. McNally, the contractor,
took up Northam's bet for $1000 at the
Nadeau, and both deposited their money,
and the next day McNally asked leave
to withdraw $500 of that amount, which
he was allowed to do.
McNallv said last night that this story
is not true. He off%red to bet $500, and
deposited the cash. For that reason he
had no need to ask permission to with
draw the extra $500. The story that
betting in San Francisco is $100 to $75
on Markham is very thin. There are
quite a number of Democrats yet who
are willing to put up money for the Pond
lily, and Markham men will find accom
modation at Cuddy's or by applying to
STILL THE CHAMPION.
CARTER BEATS THE TENNIS EX
PERT FROM ENGLAND.
An Exciting Contest Yesterday at Santa
Monica-Some Magnificent Playing.
The Score by Sets and Points.
Despite the attraction of the races
quite a large crowd of tennis players and
admirers of this pretty pastime, visited
Santa Monica yesterday to witness a
match between the champion tennis
players of Southern California, Mr. R.
P. Carter and Mr. J. S. Burton of Los
Everyone who has any liking for ten
nis has heard of "Bob" Carter, as he is
familiarly known, he having won the
championship for this part of the state
for the past three years.
Mr. Burton is an old player, having
handled the racket successfully for years
in England, the home of tennis.
He has not played for several
months, but-lately he began practicing
again, and within the last few weeks
has met some of the best players of Los
Angeles, and defeated them with ease.
A match was arranged for with Mr. Car
ter, and its possible result has been the
talk of tennisj&layers for the last week.
This match was played off yesterday and
proved to be the most interesting one
ever witnessed in Southern California.
The games were played on the grounds
of Senator Jones. Mr. Burton was han
dicapped in never having played before
on a cement court. After a set of dou
bles to warm up the contestants, both
players announced themselves as ready
to begin operations. Mr. Burton won
the toss and sent Mr. Carter to the
"sunny" side. As the players took
their "places, it was noticed that they
were both of the same height and gen
eral build. "Play," called the umpire,
and the crowd drew their breaths. Mr.
Carter won his service game and Mr.
Burton his, but both were close, and the
rallies and splendid strokes were warmly
Mr. Burton played a neat game and
won most of his points by driving the
balls past his adversary. Mr. Carter
won the third game, and this proved to
be the last one he was to win in the set,
Mr. Burton taking the next four games
straight, and the set by 6 games to 2.
Carter began the next set under dif
ferent tactics by keeping his adversary
In the back of the court by bobbing.
Terrific drives and magnificent returns
were the ieature of this set. There
were some grand rallies, which were
warmly appreciated by the audience.
Carter won by the score of 6 to 4.
The third set resulted in the same
In the fourth, Mr. Carter's long prac
tice and endurance won the set for him,
for Burton being out of "form," was
badly winded. Carter won the set and
match by 6 games to 2.
Mr. Burton was warmly congratu
lated on the fine fight he made. Had
he followed out his game at the net
throughout, it is the writer's impression
that he would have won the match.
He certainly is ahead of any other
player except Carter in Southern Cali
The following is the score by sets:
Carter, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.
The score by points was as follows:
Burton—Balls sent out, 37; balls taken
but sent into net, 59; balls passed him.
that is, bails that he could not return,
31; total number points lost, 127.
Carter—Balls out, 37; balls taken but
sent into net, 37; balls passed, 42; total
points lost, 116.
New Suits Filed Yesterday With the
The will of James C. Bobbins, form
erly of Waukesha, Wis., dated March
11, 1865, was filed yesterday In the
county clerk's office for probate. Almlra
Robbins, widow of the deceased, is
named as executrixjand sole devisee.
The estate is valued at $4,150.
The Western Development company
sued C. C. Steele, to quiet title to cer
tain lands near Savannah, in this
Minnie C. Dellman petitioned the su
perior court to enjoin the sheriff from
making any deed to anybody but her
self upon the payment by her of $1600,
the purchase money of one-half of cer
tain real estate held as tenant in com
mon by her and F. E. Schuddig et al.
Judge Van Dyke granted the restraining
order returnable October 27th.
PERMITS TO BUILD.
A Good Business Done During the
Building permits were issued as fol
lows during the week ending last night:
Electric Carriage Works, addition,
$200; Robert E. Coats, frame dwelling,
$1500; Henry Koch, $1500; H. Leonard,
addition, $150; John Gollman and H.
Banning, brick block, $1400; Antonio
Aguilar,, frame store, $190; Mr. Ray
mond, frame Store, $260; Mrs. "Porter,
irame piaza*j $76; F. W. Carter, addi
tion to dwelling, $300; F. W. King,
addition to dwelling, $750; Frank Sa
bichi, frame building, $400; M. L. Mc-
Kee, frame dwelling, $300; William C.
Kerckhoff, addition, $150; Charles
Pratt, M. D., frame dwelling, $2000.
A Batch of Seaside News and Personal
Fishing from the pier was never bet
ter, yellowtail being caught in great
The steamer Los Angeles arrived on
Wednesday evening with eighty-eight
tons of general merchandise, and left
this morning, taking 2078 sacks of corn
and five carloads of general merchandise.
Over one thousand sacks of grain was
left on the pier which she could not take.
The Alex Duncan left at about the same
time, after unloading a large cargo of
Walter Scott is enlarging his resi
Jacob Adolph was in Redondo today.
The Democracy of Redondo is fully
wide awake. The genuine Jasksonian
feeling is actually aroused. The De
mocracy is bound to count a good ma
jority for not only Pond and Del Valle,
but for Gibson and the entire state and
Alex. Miller, owner of the Santa Rosa
island, came in on the steamer Bonita
on the 13th.
Willie Andrews, who has been a ter
rible sufferer for over four months, and
whose life is barely hanging by a thread
of hope, at present is in such circum
stances of need that the people of Re
dondo felt it their duty to give him a
Colonel E. H. Root left yesterday for
eastern points in behalf of the Redondo
Beach company. Mr. Root has been
the manager of the Redondo hotel since
its opening. He intends being away
about two months, and will return in
time to open the house on January Ist,
A Constable Who Will Have to Take
Some of His Own Medicine.
Yesterday the arguments of counsel
took up the afternoon in the case of Con
stable Cram of Lancaster, who was
standing trial for having arrested two
Mexican sheep-shearers whom he
charged with vagrancy, and who were
soon after convicted and railroaded into
the county jail. The case went to the
jury at 5 o'clock. In ten minutes the
bailiff announced that they had agreed,
but as Jvjdge Shaw had gone away it
was not till 7 o'clock that they were
brought back into court. The verdict
was guilty as charged in the informa
tion. False imprisonment is punishable
by a fine not exceeding $5000, or by im
prisonment in the county jail for not
more than one year. Time for sentence
was set for tomorrow at ten o'clock and
the prisoner was then removed to prison.
A strange thing occurred in the jury
room. On the first ballot eleven men
stood for conviction and only one for ac
quittal. This juror, upon seeing the re
sult, admitted that he had only cast his
vote that way to see how the opinion of
the remainder of the jury would be. He
asked for a new ballot and the result
was the conviction of Constable Cram.
A Poor Old Man, in the Vigils of the
Night, Blows Out His Brains.
Israel Harris, an old man, 62 years of
age, residing at 1205 Grace street, was
found dead at his home yesterday morn
ing, at 7 o'clock, by his daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Mary Harris, of Garland street.
The unfortunate man had blown the top
of his head off by means of a big rusty re
volver, which was found lying by his
side on the floor of the room.
Coroner Weldon held an inquest on
the body at Orr & Sutch's yesterday
afternoon. George W. Harris stated
that his father was a great sufferer from
heart disease, which caused him ex
cruciating pain at times. He was taken
with a spell on Friday night, and it be
came necessary to give him in succession
three doses of bromide of potassium.
When the witness left for his own home
he thought that the medicine would
take effect and that his father would en
joy a refreshing sleep. No one heard
the shot, and it was only in the morning
when his crying wife informed him of
his father's death that the young man
became aware of it. The deceased was
a widower. The jury returned a verdict
The Illinois Hall Reformers Give Birth
to Some More Resolutions.
The Municipal Reform association
which meets at Illinois hall, has deliv
ered itself of one more set of resolu
The Reform association wants the can
didates of the Democratic and Repub
lican parties, for senate and assembly,
to pledge themselves to the amendment
of the city charter, with a view to re
duction of offices and of salaries.
The mayor's efforts to defeat the Carr
franchise are commended and the action
of the council condemned. The associ
ation looks with alarinfat the frequency
with which valuable franchises are given
away by $he city.
The large assessments imposed upon
candidates at elections, the association
believes has a tendency to degrade the
office, encourages corruption and pre
vents worthy citizens form becoming
The creation of a large election fund
is also denounced, as well as the pay
ment of assessments towards such fund
by candidates. The association believes
that-the office should seek the man and
not the man the office.
Swift's Specific (S. S. S.) cured my little
boy of hereditary scrofula, which broke out
all over his face. For a year he had suffered,
and I had given up all hopes of his recovery,
when at length I decided to use S. S. S. Af
ter using a few bottles he was entirely cured.
Not a symptom now remains of the disease.
This was three years ago.
MRS. T. L. MATHERS, Mathersville, Ml*.
In the early part of last year I had a vio
lent attack of rheumatism, from which I
was confined to my bed for over three months
and at times was unable to turn myself In
bed, or even raise the cover. A nurse had to
be in constant attendance day and night. I
was so feeble that what little nourishment I
took had to bo given me with a spoon. Af
ter calling in the best local physicians, and
trying all other medicines without receiving
any benefit, I was induced by friends to try
Bwift's Speciflo (8. S. 3.) I discontinued all
other medicines, and took a course oi 8. S. S.
thirteen small bottles, which affected a com
plete and permanent cure.
L. C. BASSET, El Dorado, Kansas.
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Spring: Street, cor. Third.
We wish, to call the attention of the Ladies of Los An
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for the Coming Week.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
WE SHALL OFFER:
20-inch genuine India Silks, all colors, per yard 25c|
25 pieces Pin Check Tricots, dark shades, per yard 15c
Ladies Cloths, from 22c up
Scotch Wool Plaids, per aard 25c
40-inch all-wool Tricots, extra quality, per yard 35c
38-inch Elegant Fancy Suitings, plaids and stripes 35c
44-inch Bordered Suitings, worth $1.25; per yard 50c
Street Suit Patterns, in fancy wool or plush trimmings,
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SPRING ST., COR. OF 3d, Los Angeles, Cal.
SIMPSON'S FINE TAILORING PARLORS,
Los Angeles Theatre Building, up stairs.
Has just received an Immense stock of Fall and
Winter Woolens and is making Suits to order at
40 percent less than any other Tailor on the
Elegant English Serge and Cheviot
Suits, to order, fiom «35 to K3S
Fine Dress English Worsted
Suits, to order, from »30 to »40
(Cost elsewhere from $55 toJ7S)
Fine French Beaver and Fique
Suits, to order, from 535 to 545
(Cost elsewhere *60.00 to $90.00).
Suits, to order, from 535 to 545
Overcoats, fine Silk Linings,
from •25 to S4O
And other garments in proportion. Perfect fit
and best of workmanship guaranteed or no sale.
Rules of self-measurement and samples of cloth
sent free to any address, or application to
JOE POHEIM, The Tailor,
141 and 143 S. Spring Street,
PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.
No. 6 Bertha (a 5-hole) Ranjre $ ».00
No. 7 Bertha (a 5-holei Range 10.00
No. 8 Bertha (a 5-hole) Range 13.00
lam overstocked with Gasoline Stoves and am
selling them at
$4 Less Than Eastern Prices.
EVERY STOVE GUARANTEED!
A fine line of Dry Air Refrigerators at very low
prices. A full line of Medallion Ranges.
Stove* sold on the Installment plan at]
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P. H. Innes, C. W. Innes, The Los Angeles
Rental Agenoy & C. W. Mangtum have removed
their offlce from 101 N. Broadway to 207 W.
Second street, where they solicit the custom of
Mo. 689 S. Olive St., Near 7th,
Learned his business thoroughly in Germany
from 1840 to 1850, and has kept a drug store
in California most of the time since. Prescrip
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Thursday, Friday, Saturday
50 piecea, at 10c a atrip of 4>£ yards
50 pieces, at 15c a strip of \% yards
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50 pieces, each 10c, 12>£c and 15c
50 pieces, each 25c; extra wide width
50 pieces Half Flouncing, Hamburg 28c
50 pieces Half Flounbing, Swiss 50e
40 pieces 44-inch Hamburg 50c and 76c
The above are entirely new and exquisite.
flp & PACKARD,
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1461 and 148 North Los Angeles Street
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