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He Asks Awkward Questions
of the Union.
Yesterday's Meeting of the
Frnit Growers' Association.
Ernest Watts Makes a Number of
The Report of Manager Mitchell—He
Makes Some Good Suggestions.
The Proceedings In
The usual meeting of the stockholdera
in the Southern California Fruit Grow
ers' union was held yesterday in the
rooms of the chamber of commerce. Of
the 396 shares actually paid up, 547 were
represented. President W. A. Spald
ing was in the chair, and at once called
for reports of officers, that of Manager
George J. Mitchell being the only one
rendered. Ia this document the man
This union waa incorporated January
31st, 1891. A board of directors was
chosen tor one year and an office
opened in whichjthe business of the cor
poration has been transacted. A secre
tary and manager were appointed, who
immediately proceeded to put the or
ganization in a position for business.
Inaugurated, as the movement,|was so
late in the season, without time to ap
point eastern agents, with but little
money on hand and the strong opposi
tion of all the buyers in this market,
backed by a portion of tbe press,
it was up-hill work getting started.
However, before the union was
a fortnight old, eastern agents in several
large centers had been appointed, and
the manager announced to the growers
through the press that he was ready to
ship their fruit. Owing to drawbacks
mentioned above, which necessarily
made the facilities of the union for do
ing business thia first season very in
complet, the \ manager carefully avoid
ed soliciting shipments of fruit from
members, and in several instances he
made sales for members to buyers or
brokers here at satisfactory prices.
Very little fruit was offered the union
by members for shipment, and this fact
in itself proves that the union had
already accomplished one of the princi
pal purposes for which it was formed.
The buyers' league was practi
cally broken. Thei districts which
had undoubtedly been formed and
apportioned among them were no
longer regarded, competition again be
came the order of the day, ana prices
offered for fruit in the orchard made a
marked advance. The idea in the for
mation of this union is not to break up
or interfere with the business of anyone;
it is to be supposed that for a long time
to come the buyers will handle the bulk
of our crop, but the object to be attained
is the rendering of the grower practi
cally independent, so that in making
his bargain he may deal on even terms.
There have been subscribed of the
capital Btock 1127 shares, aud the
amount called in by tbe directors of $1
per share, has been paid on 896 shares,
leaving 231 shares on which the secre
tary has been unable to collect anything.
We Bhould improve on this condition of
affairs, and I believe we can.
The shipments made by the union
since its formation have been twenty
four cars of oranges. With the excep
tion of ODe car from Orange, all of the
fruit came from Vernon, and could not
be classed as first-class fruit. This fruit
is generally shipped as mountain fruit.
Towards the end of the seaßon the fruit
did not carry we'll, the reason being that
it was much riper than usual on account
of dry, hot weather the preceding fall.
This fact the growers did not generally
realize. The manager frankly acknowl
edges that the results obtained on about
one-third the fruit shipped by the union
were not satisfactory. On the balance
fair prices were obtained. The manager
would make the following suggestions
In my letter calling this meeting, at
tention was called to the vital necessity
of backing tbe union with pledges of
your fruit, reserving the option of ship
ping through the union or disposing of
your crop in some other way, and in
that case paying 2 cents per box on
your crop towards the support of the
I recommend the immediate appoint
ment of a competent agent at Chicago,
and several other large centers, to be
determined by tbe board of directors,
and that in no event shall any person or
firm be appointed agent who is buying
fruit on this coast for his or its own ac
I recommend that the union iasue
weekly or semi-weekly bulletins to all
ita members, quoting the correct mar
ket prices received by wire from several
large centers, and giving general infor
mation as to the conditions of the differ
I recommend that packing houses be
established at convenient points where
the growers can deliver their fruit and
have it properly packed and shipped,
each packing house to be in charge of a
foreman, and the whole directly under
I recommend that the board of di
rectors be instructed and empowered to
take all necessary steps looking to the
establishment at as early a date as pos
sible, of a home auction for our fruit.
The orange crop of Florida is probably
the largest that state lias ever had.
Conservative estimates place the figure
at 3,000,000 boxes or 9500 care. The
crop is now coming into market and
there is every reason to believe will be
disposed of without trouble and in good
season, learlng ub comparatively clear
markets in the spring.
The report was fully discussed, and
then adopted. The suggestion about
pledging fruit for shipment was at once
acted on, and in a short time 150 car
loads were subscribed. The convention
then adjourned until 1:30 o'clock.
The secretary read a letter from M. D.
Turner, secretary of the Florida fruit
exchange, which is an organization cre
ated for the same purpose as the union.
The writer declares that tbe benefits ac
cruing from the exchange were inesti
mable. The exchange has done away
with the scattered shipments almost en
tirely, and the shipments to irresponsi
ble dealers are now impossible. Tbe
shipments have increased from 46,000
boxes in 1886 to 300,000 in 1890. The
net receipts have averaged $1.60 per
The date of the annual meeting, which
according to the by-laws was to be the
first Monday in December, was changed
to the first Thursday in November, thus
THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 6, 1891.
making the action of the present meet
ing official. The election of a board of
directors was accordingly about to be
groceeded with, when Mr. Roberts of
an Gabriel arose and started a speech
which came near causing a row.
Mr. Roberts—l want to say a few
words before you go ahead. I would
like to know whether this union busi
ness is really any good or not. If it is
an advantage I want to take part in it,
but if it cause any difficulties in the
market, I don't want to have anything
to do with it. When Mr. Dobbins was
running the first union, I did not join
it, because I was offered more by buyerß
here for my oranges than I could get by
shipping. I did ship three carloads,
however, aud never got anything for
them. So I —
The Chair—l must call the gentleman
to order. Tbat has nothing to do with
the election of directors.
Mr. Roberts—Well, if you want to or
ganize anything, you've got to talk it
The Chair —The gentleman don't seem
to understand that the union is already
organized, and that this is a stockhold
Mr. Roberts--Well, can't I talk?
Dr. Wall of Tustin—Why, you're not
a member at all. I should like the chair
to rule that the gentleman has no right
on the floor here at all.
Mr. Roberts—All right. If I can't
talk here I can through the prees.
The excited gentleman from San
Gabriel donned his sombrero and left
the meeting. After be had gone Thomaa
Wardall of Duarte arose and said: "In
the same year that Mr. Roberts spoke
of he offered me $1.25 a box for my or
anges. I shipped them and got $3.05
for them. That ought to show whether
the union was good or not."
Quiet being restored, tbe election of
directors was proceeded with, the new
board being composed of the following
members : J. R. Dobbins, San Gabriel;
William Chippendale, Duarte; W. A.
Spalding, Los Angeles and Azusa; Jas.
Loney, Pomona; Dr. W. B. Wallace,
Tustin; George S. Patton, San Gabriel;
George J. Mitchell, Claremont and Po
mona ; N. W. Blanchard, Santa Paula;
I. C. Wood, Ontario.
The secretary was instructed to see
orange growers and secure pledges of
fruit for shipment.
Secretary and Manager Mitchell now
announced that another assessment of
$1 per share would be necessary for
campaign expenses, and a long-winded
debate ensued. Ernest Watts made
about a fifteen minutes' speech, the
most important one, advocating that
all in the room not orange growers ought
to be thrown out. The suggestion! met
with no endorsement. After all the
kicks had subsided, the directory was
authorized to levy the necessary assess
A proposition to adopt tbe Sicilian or
Florida box, which is larger than the
California box, was defeated by a vote
of 10 to 60.
The meeting then adjourned. The di
rectory immediately went into session,
and assessed each share of stock $1 for
Little Interviews Which Were Gath
ered Up Yesterday.
A young lawyer—Our profession is a
very curious ono. A lawyer stands
well in the social ecale, but what
singular ideas of honesty and integrity
most of the men who rank as leading
members of the bar have. Take the
estates of dead persons, for instance. A
man may die reasonably well off, but
unless his heirs watch the proceedings of
the settlement of the estate with an
eagle eye, the chances are that the lion's
share, perhaps I should say all, of the
estate will go into the pockets of the
legal fraternity. Ido not wish to inti
mate that, as a rule, this transfer of the
estate from the heirs to the attorneys is
not done in a strictly legal manner. The
law is ample and explicit in the matter,
and any lawyer who has a tangled up
estate and who does not get all that is
worth having, has a failing which may
entitle him to rank as a philanthropist,
but does not do him credit from a busi
ness standpoint. O. L. Susand was a
colored barber whom most old residents
will remember. His shop was on North
.Main Btreet, near the St. Elmo hotel.
He died about three years ago. Since
that time the public administrator,
aided by some of the best legal talent of
the city, has been wrestling with the
estate. The estate waa appraised at
about $14,000. The settlement has pro
ceeded in every case strictly according
to law, and tbe result has been
highly gratifying to the profession.
This will be apparent when I state to
you that it was difficult to get enough
money from the public administrator to
pay for the lot where poor Susand lies
buried. There was a little advertising
done in the papers and the papers have
to discount their bills one-half because
there was not money enough to go
around among the lawyers. If you will
go and look up tbe bills filed in the es
tate you will Boon see why there is no
money.' One firm drew $400 for legal
advice, another $250,|and so it went. So
far as I am informed the attorneys think
that the division was equitable. Still
I suppose there may be some cranks on
the outside who will claim that there
might have been money enough left to
pay for the graveyard plot without
quibbling over it.
Daniel A. Ripley, University—l see
that yesterday's Times has an item
headed Mr. Flower in War Times, which
makes out tbat the governor-elect of
New York was disloyal. At the time of
the breaking out of tbe war I was at
Theresa, Jefferson county, New York. I
knew the whole Flower family, and en
listed in a company got up by George
Flower, the governor's brother, in the
thirty-fifth volunteer regiment. Mr.
Flower never could use such language as
is attributed to him in the story. He
is a gentleman and a churchman. I
know that such sentiments are foreign
to his nature. The story in tbe Times
was copied from an eastern paper and is
told anonymously. I wish I knew the
writer's name. The story is baseless.
I know there can be no truth in it.
Dan Freeman, capitalist and boomer —
I have just returned from Santa Bar
bara and Ventura counties, where I have
been in the interests of the immigra
tion convention to be held here on De
cember Bth. I saw the leading citizens
and the supervisors, and I think they
will all stand in on the proposition. San
Bernardino county has given us an af
firmative answer. Ventura county is a
beautiful section of country. I had not
been there for twelve years, and I won
dered at the development.
General Manager Burnett, of the
Terminal road—l think our company
has the best rolling stock in Southern
California, the cars ate particularly com
fortable and their design is most pleasing
to the eye. When are our nabobs coming
out? I don't know exactly; I wish they
would come soon. Onr little road is
developing very rapidly.
S. W. Luitwieler—Times are good.
My business indicates clearly the condi
tion of the farmers as being properous.
Collections are easy and they are buy
ing liberally. Everything indicates to
me that Los Armeies ia about to have an
era of great prosperity.
L. Herzog, German publisher—A
cigarmaker wanted to advertise a cigar
with me the other day. His copy read,
"The Whisper Cigar," but tho intelli
gent compositor set it up "Whisker,"
and I just heard tbat we are going to be
sued for damages. Alas!
Prof. T. Bessing, teacher of gymnastics
—We had a fine tug-of-war at the Nor
mal school today. The Junior Threes
contested with the Junior Fours, and
won in eleven minutes. How many?
About forty on a side. I tell you those
girls are great! Why, we had a test of
endurance the other day, and the Mid
dle Ones swung two-pound Indian clubs
for thirty minutes.
Martin Marsh, board of education—My
fight for a trial of physical exercise as a
course in our public schools was success
ful aa you know. It would surprise you
to hear the number of people who ex
press their satisfaction when they meet
one on the street. Simply scores of
S. V. Waldron Bobs Up Again With
The board of supervisors yesterday
heard testimony in regard to the de
mand put in by S. V. Waldron for mile
age fees while in attendance on the su
perior court aa a term trial juror, and,
acting under an opinion from the dis
trict attorney, refused to allow the de
Mr. Waldron asks for $342.40 for six
teen days' fees. His place of residence is
given as Antelope valley, a distance of
108 miles. He did not travel the dis
tance except on the first day of his at
tendance, and, as stated in yesterday's
Herald, it is on this ground that the
district attorney holds that the demand
should not be allowed.
The matter will undoubtedly be taken
to the courts before a settlement is
THE HELLMAN CASE.
THE DEFENSE STATE THEIR THE-
ORY OF THE MATTER.
Mr. Moritz Meyberg Shows His Contracts
With the Prosecuting Witness—The
Money Alleged to Be Short Was to
Apply on a Salary—The Case Still on.
The defense had an innings in the
Hellman embezzlement case, which was
resumed at 3 o'clock yesterday after
noon before Justice Stanton.
The theory of the defense is that Mar
co Hellman was entitled to retain the
money he ia alleged to have embezzled
from Catton, Bell & Co., under the pro
visions of a contract made between him
and the firm.
Moritz Meyberg was the first witness
called. Mr. Meyberg testified that he
met Mr. Smith, of Catton, Bell & Co., in
January, about the time Marco Hellman
was established as agent here.
Witness also had a call from Clark in
August last, when the latter came down
from San Francisco in response to a
letter, and they had a conveeation in re
gard to defendant's bond. Meyberg
Bros, were on ihe bond to Catton, Bell
& Co. for $2500, and wrote to the firm
stating they wished to withdraw.
Mr. Meyberg said the desire to with
draw from the security was that he had
heard that Hellman was issuing policies
to persons to whom he was indebted for
sums of money borrowed before he was
of age, and that these parties would not
pay the premiums.
The Meyberga were induced to remain
on the bond by an agreement or con
tract providing that Hellman was to
turn all money collected over to them,
which they were fo remit to the San
Francisco houae, and also send a weekly
statement of the money paid them ; and
Catton, Bell & Co. were to send to them
a statement of the business done by the
defendant. The contract also provided
that Hellman was to be paid a salary
after August Ist of $300 per month, and
if he secured insurance aggregating over
$1200 monthly he was to receive a com
mission of 25 per cent, in addition to the
regular salary. If the amount was less
than $1200 he was to have the salary of
$300, and Mr. Meyberg stated that" an
agreement was then made that the de
fendant could retain the amounts col
lected during June and July, and apply
tho money to his salary aa it fell due.
For the business done during May, June
and July the defendant w as to be paid a
commission of 20 per cent.
Catton, Bell & Company rendered
but three statements to Meyberg Bros.
Witness said he had paid some money
to Catton, Bell & Company on the May
account. Hellman transferred a check
to him for a portion of the amount due,
and he made up the balance charging
the amount advanced to defendant.
Mr. Smith of Catton, Bell & Com
pany, called on the witness and de
manded $1184, the amount Hellman is
alleged to have embezzled, and stated
that if it was not paid he would have
the young man arrested. Witness after
wards saw Smith take defendant's books
from his office and at that time he again
demanded the amount.
During another interview several days
later witness requested a statement of
the account which was lefused him and
Smith said at this time the Meyberga
would have to pay the full amount of
the bond, $2500, and he did not know
but what they would be called upon to
pay $5000. He claimed the bond was
forfeited by reaaon of Hellman's actions.
A meeting was arranged for two days
after the arrest was made, at which the
bondsmen and representatives of the
San Francisco firm, together with the
defendant and attorneys were present,
but nothing was done.
At this juncture court adjourned. The
case will be taken up at 2 o'clock this
"Render therefore unto Caesar the thiugs
which are Ctesar's," and accept a fact that is de
lighting the civilized world. This is, that pain
will no more walk the earth, it is being fast
killed out with Salvation Oil.
Used in Millions of Hones —40 Years the Standard.
Work Commenced on the Los
Angeles and Pacific.
It Is Expected to Be in Opera
tion in Two Months.
Items About a Number of Railroad
Two Puget Sound Laml>er Companies
the Purchasers—The Terminal—Prog
ress of the Peninsula Line—A
Riverside Electric Road.
The new owners of the Los Angeles
and Pacific railway, or of its remains,
commenced work reconstructing the
road on Wednesday, by placing a gang
of men at work in the vicinity of the
Sisters' hospital, on the reconstruction
of the track. The details of the transfer
of the property from the stockholders
and the receiver, Hon. Herman Silver,
are all completed, but the technical
part has not yet been consummated.
The fact that work has been commenced
shows that the new owners mean busi
The principals in the new deal are two
Puget sound. lumber companies, who
have heretofore been shutout of Southern
California by the combine among the
The road, which, it is expected, will
be in condition for traffic in about sixty
days, will be operated as a general pas
senger and freight line, the benefits tbe
two lumber companiea expect to obtain
being merely incidents of the dicker.
General Manager Burnett of the Ter
minal road, yesterday said to a Herald
reporter, that his road would be ready
for the chamber of commerce excursion
on Saturday, to Long Beach, but that
regular traffic to that place would not be
commenced for several days after, as it
would first be necessary to construct
turntables at the Long Beach end.
A RIVERSIDE ELECTRIC ROAD.
A meeting of the directors of the
Riverside and Arlington street railway
was held yesterday afternoon, at which
Attorney Mclntyre reported that the
case of Wm. Finch against the company
had been decided in Finch's favor, but
the damages allowed were only $137,
instead of $1000, the amount sued for.
This decision is satisfactory to the com
pany, as we understand it, and will stop
all further litigation. It waa decided to
investigate a new mode of propelling
power, now in successful use in some
eastern cities, and if found practicable
to adopt it here. The power is elec
tricity, and the dynamo is situated in
the center of the car, not occupying
much space. We hope it will prove sat
isfactory, and that before long cars will
be running down the avenue propelled
hy electricity. We also , hope the city
officials will soon make arrangements to
own an electric light plant and furnish
our citizens with light at about cost.
THE PENINSULA LINE.
R. A. Graham of the Peninsular rail
way was seen today, and in answer to an
inquiry as to what was being done at
thie end of the road, remarked: "We
are not ..doing anything just now."
"Well, why not?"'aßked the reporter.
*U will tell you," replied Mr. Graham.
"We have 136 men and sixty teams at
work at San Quintin now, and we ex
pect te have the first section of twenty
four miles of road north of San Quintin
graded and the track laid and a train
running daily over the road by Decem
ber Ist. When that is finished, a por
tion at least of the men will be trans
ferred to this end of the route and work
will be pushed without further delay. I
think I will be able to set 100 men and
fifty teams at work south of Tia Juana
by December Ist."
PREPARING FOR SNOW.
The Southern Pacific has issued a set
of rules governing employes on the
Yuma division, extending from Los An
geles to Arizona. Rule 49 provides that
no person shall be permitted to ride on
engines except men in the road and
track department, conductors of snow
plows, etc. The latter is a wonderfully
wise provision. Think what a terrible
thing it would be if the conductor of
the festive snow plow was not allowed
to ride on the engine aa it wearily toils
through the icy plains near Salton and
Indio. The report that snow sheds are
to be built near Caliente and Mammoth
Tank is unconfirmed, but Yuma is pre
paring for the snow storms of thiß win
ter, and ample accommodations will he
afforded to the army of snow plow con
ductors that will mass there.—[Banning
RAMPANT EAST SIDERS.
They Are to Be Consoled with a
The board of park commissioners met
yesterday afternoon, all the members
being present. Tbe only business trans
acted was the awarding of a contract
which will make the hearts of rampant
East Siders jump with joy.
The East Los Angeles park ia to have
a spacious and handsome conservatory.
The designs for the structure were made
by William Klapproth, architect, and
are very neat and Ornamental. They
provide for a building of one story, of
wood and glass, the style being pavilion
esque. The ground plan shows a main
building 42 by 24 feet, with two wings,
each 40 by 18" feet, the whole conserva
tory being 104 feet long, Tbe handsome
main entrance will face the lake, and
two other entrances will be provided at
the ends of the wings. The contract
for the building was awarded to C. An
derson, the price being $2293 without
any furniture or heating apparatus.
125 S. SPRING ST.
Manufacturing Jeweler and Silver' Smith.
The largest and finest selected stock In Diamonds, Watchos, Jewelry, solid Silver Ware Ac
in Southern California. We make it onr business this fall to sell goods at very low orlces*
especially in ladles', gents' and children's watches of any description, and at such low (inures'
that it will surprise any one. We are bound to sell them, not at cost, hut so oloso th<u no house
in California can undersell us. We are the people to sell you goods in this line Our reputation
in the state for square dealing is known to the public for the last eleven years. Gooi< are never
misrepresented; they are sold on their merits. VVe have the largest and finest establishment
fitted up in California. You will find anything from the jmallast article up to the (inert in
Diamonds. We carry the best in the market. Call in and see our prices before purchasing
elsewhere, as we save you fully 25 per ceut; also on Watches from 10 to 25 psr ceat Wo carry
a large stock of tho celebrated Howard Watches, for which we are headquarters; also fine Im
ported Hair Goods for ladies. One glance at our goo Is and prices will convince you that this la
the store for to get your moneys worth. All the latest novelties in the market. Wo invite
especially all our old customers; we are always ready to show goods and give you the price*.
Square dealing is our motto. Come all and see us.
125 8. Spring St., Wagner's Kimberley.
CLIFFSIDE * NURSERY!
EAST HIGHLANDS, CAL.
35,000 ORANGE AND LEMON TREES!
Grown in a location free from frost and absolutely Free from Insect Pksth. One
year-old buds, true to name, grown on four-year-old roots. These trees will bear
the closest inspection and are high grade in every respect. *
Our variety consists of Seedlings, Mediterranean Sweets, Malta Bloods, Saint
Michaels, Washington Navels, Lisbon Lemons.
The Santa Fe Belt Line Railroad has a depot at crossing of Base Line, near
the Nursery. Address
11-3 lm Messina, San Bernardino Co., California.
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at Eastern prices. Developing, printing and finishing for amateurs. Orders filled promptly
■Send for catalogue.
JiLS. H. DEWEY,
147 S. MAIN ST. LOS ANGELES, CAI
NO SQUARE SHAKE.
Tobe Did Not Have Time to Lose
Tobe Wilson, who enjoys the distinc
tion of being the king of tramps, ar
rived in this city yesterday on a fast
freight brake-beam. About a month
since the police received a letter from
Tobe couched in his best language. "I
want the Los Angeles police to give me
a square shake," wrote the genial Tobe,
"the next time I reach Los Angeles."
The police did not give Tobe the
square shake he asked for. He had not
enjojed the balmy breeze of Los Angeles
city more than two hours before Detec
tive Bowler took possesion of him and
steered him to the city; prison. Tobe
had some little trinkets which he was
trying to change into cash. "This is
hard luck," said Tobe. "I had a
chance to get enough money for a
square meal and get my whiskers exca
vated, when I am run in."
A TIN MINE EXPERT.
He Is. Coming to Study Southern Cali
Charles Darwin, o' the United States
geological survey, who is empowered by
the United States government to make a
special inquiry into the condition of the
tin mines of Southern California, arrived
, in the city yesterday, says the San Fran
For the taking of the tin statistics a
census agent was chosen and blanks were
sent to various mining companies. In
many instances the blanks were made
out and returned, but in other cases they
were not. It became necessary to send
out a man to pick up the loose ends in
order to make the report complete.
Everything is now finished excepting
the computation of the value of the
product and tbe extent of the working of
certain asphaltum and tin mines, most
of them in California.
British Guiuna's Gold Exports.
The exports of gold from British Guiana
between the Ist of January and the Ist of
August last amounted to 62,286 ounces, of
a value of $931,432, United States gold.
This is an increase of $08,847 over the ex
ports of the corresponding period last year.
Most of this gold is obtained in that por
tion of Guiana which was seized by Eng
land from Venezuela, and the territory,
although larger than France, does not con
-tain more than 30,000 people.
The way to make money is to save it. Hood's
Saraapirllla is the most economical medicine
to buy, as it is the only medicine of which can
truly be said. "100 doses one dollar." Do not
take any other preparation if you have de
cided to buy Hood's Sarsaparilla.
A Big Year for Fruit.
Fruit has not been so plentiful and so
cheap for many seasons as it is this year.
For the past month the fruit stands have
been laden with large juicy Bartlett
pears and delicious, rosy peaches, and
now grapes are making their appearance.
All are unusually cheap, too, aud the
demand is larger than it has bean for
years. A leading Fulton street dealer
said tbe other day that he was reaping a
golden harvest this summer. "How is
that?" I asked. "Oh!" he replied, "fruit
is so plentiful that I can keep the prices
down; and so long as such splendid pears
and peaches and melons and plums as
these aro cheap everybody who can
afford it is going to enjoy them. Last
year the poorer class of my customers
didn't get any fruit, nor did they the
year before. They couldn't afford to'
buy it, and they wouldn't have done so
if they could, for there was no fruit
worth having at any price. This year
there's any amount of it, and it's all
cheap. Everybody is hungry for fruit
after being denied it for such a long
time, and consequently, as I said before,
we dealers are reaping a rich harvest."
Cost of Filtering Air.
The air of the house of commons was
filtered last winter at a cost of sixty
pounds for cotton wool, besides the two
Or three hundred pounds originally spent
on the steam that worked the fans that
drove the air in. The layers of cotton
wool used were six feet thick, and had
to be changed three times, the outer lay
ers in a very short time becoming black
and full of an oily and sooty substance,
with the smell of a very" bad fog, though
the heaviest particles had been removed
by passing the air through water.
On one occasion the filter had to be re
newed after only forty-eight hours' use,
a dense fog having lasted the whole of
that time. This information was given
to a parliamentary committee by Mr.
William Prim, consulting engineer to
her majesty's office of works.—London
All claims not consistent with the high char
acter of Syrup of Figs are purposely avoided by
the Cal. Fig Syrup company. It acts gently on
the kidneys, liver and bowels, cleansing the
system effectually, but it is not a cure-all and
makes no pretensions that every bottle will
St. Johns Herald.
_ Antonio Gonzales and Guadalupe Gar
cia are hauling coal into town. It is
taken from the coal beds which are sit
uated about twenty-five miles east of St.
Johns, and are reported to be almost
All who are tired of having our gov
ernors, secretaries, United States mar
shals, United States district attorneys
and judges of our courts sent to us from
the states should vote for the adoption
of the constitution.
Mrs. J. J. Williams and family left for
California this morning, where they will
F. M. Murphy, superintendent of the
Congress mine, left New York for Chi
Mr. and Mrs. Lee. father and mother
of Clarence H. Lee, of the Commercial
Mining company, came in on Saturday's
John McKinnon came in from Wil
liamson Valley Saturday, and has gone
out to do assessment work on the Glad
iator mine on the War Eagle lode.
D. F. Mitchell has returned from his
Eureka mine; says main ore body baa
not yet been reached. Brought back
some ore from "blowout" on top of
ledge which runs over tIOOO silver per
Valdrini and partners have taken sev
eral tons of high grade ore from the
shaft now being sunk on the Victoria
mine, six miles west of Prescott, and
are still sinking in good ore, some of it
running over 1000 ounces silver per ton,
Chas. Chambers, better known aa
"Jack the Kipper," left on Saturday
with five tons of freight for the Walnut
Grove Water Storage company, at Wal
nut Grove. His load consisted mostly
of supplies for the men who left on Sat
urday to work on the new structure.
Prospecting for coal in Willow creek
basin has about been abandoned. The
new hole has been sunk to a depth of
150 feet without any results, in fact the
formation was not as favorable as in the
former holes sunk. Coal experts are
still of the opinion, however, that coal
can be found there if the ground is
properly prospected to the required
Will Be OlTen A way.
All of our leading druggists are glvii g
away a large number of trial bottles ol
Dr. Miles' celebrated Restorative Nervine.
They guarantee it to cure headache, dizziness,
nervous prostration, sleeplessness, the ill effects
of spirits, tobacco, coffee, etc. Druggists aay It
is the greatest seller they ever knew, and ia
universally satisfactory. They also guarantee
Dr. Miles' New Heart Cure in all cases of ner
vous or organic heart discate, palpitation,
pain in side, smothering, etc. Fine book on
''Nervous and Heart Diseases" free.
Advertising That Pays—How to Make
On the sixth page of the Hbbald ap
pears a list of classified advertisements
which should be read by every one.
Persons wanting situations, help, or
who wish to rent, buy or sell property,
will do well to advertise in these col
umns. Desirable opportunities for the
investment or borrowing of money
appear daily. Other features are cheap
eastern excursions, business chances,
educational cards, professional cards,
personal notices, special notices, ex
change advertisements, stock for sale
and a full record of the amusements of
WE CARRY a full line of Curtice Bros. Co.'s
celebrated deviled ham, turkey, chicken, ox
tongue, etc. W. Chamberlain & Co., 213 Broad
Oranula, tbe great health food. For sale by
all grocers. H. Jevne. agent.
J. V. S. la the only Sarsaparllla that old at
feeble people should take, as the mineral
potash which Is In every other Sarsaparllla
that we know of, is under certain conditions
known to bo emaciating. J. V. 8. on the
contrary is purely vegetable and stimulates
digestion and creates new blood, the very
thing for old delicate or broken down people.
It builds them Bp and prolongs their Uvea.
A case in point:
Mrs. Bel Jen an estimable and elderly lady
of 510 Mann St, 8. F. was for months declin
ing so rapidly as to seriously alarm her family.
It got so bad that ah* was finally afflicted with
fainting spells. She writes: " While m thai
dangerous condition I law soma of the testi
monials concerning J. v. 8. and sent for a
bottle. That marked the turning point 1
retained my lost flesh and strength and have
not felt so well tn years." That was two
yean ago and Mrs. Belden is well and hearty
to-d»y, and still taking j. y. &
It you are eld or feeble and waat to be
built up. Ask for
Inii'c Vc s etabSo
liUy d Sarsaparilfa
Most modem, moat effective, largest bottle,
flame price, 11-00, sU for l&OO.
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