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Highest of all in Leavening Power.—U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
Rd*i\l Baking ABSOLUTE!* PURE FIFTEEN DOLLARS BAIL. A BRUTE SET FREE ON INSIGNIF ICANT BONDS. "Dr." 'William Meffert Charged "With As saulting Tessie Plummer—His Victim Tells a Horrible Story of His Depravity and Brutality. In the police court yesterday morning, William Meffert appeared before Jus tice Austin for arraignment upon the charge of battery, preferred against him by a young woman named Tessie Plum mer. Upon entering his plea of guilty to the charge, he was ordered to reap pear at 2 o'clock p. m. for sentence ; but at that hour was represented by counsel, and asked to withdraw his plea of guilty and substitute that of not guilty therefor. His request was complied with and he was released upon bail in the sum of $15, to reappear for trial on Thursday morning next at 11 o'clock. The case is one of those which, unfor tunately, occur only too frequently in this city, but as a rule the victims themselves are reluctant to be dragged into publicity, and their cowardly assailants thus escape the pun ishment they so richly deserve. Meffert, who professes to be a physi cian, affects to be a gentleman, and in variably dresses in the height of fashion, but his actions belie his appearance. The Plummer woman informed the police authorities that Meffert formerly lived upon the earnings of her sister, who subsequently died in the coun ty hospital. He subsequently attempted to compel Tessie to support him, and failing in this he en deavored to coerce her by brute force. She asserts that he is already the ac knowledged lover of three or four unfor tunate women of the demi-monde ; but in spite of all this, he visited her'in her room in the Weill block, on South Main street, and because she refused to give him money the brute struck her on the head with his fist and knocked her down. Strange to say, Justice Austin admitted Meffert to bail in the small sum of $15, and the probabilities are that the defendant will prefer to forfeit this small sum than to stand his trial upon such a charge. CAN'T RUN. Reasons Why Hon. W. H. Workman Can't Be Senator. Yesterday, Hon. W. H. Workman cent the following letter to the county central committee in reference to his being nominated for state senator. Mr. Workman's friends and the Democracy generally will much regret that he is compelled to decline the nomination: Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 11,1890, To Hon. J. Deßarth Shorb, Chairman, and Members of the Democratic County Central Committee: Gentlemen —Appreciating as I do, the high honor you have conferred upon me, and realizing fully the duties devolving upon the responsible position of state senator at th's time, no ordinary reason could induce me to decline so high an honor from the hands of the Democracy of this city and county; but, gentlemen, you cannot ask me to sacrifice the great good I can do this city and county by assisting in one of the finest enterprises ever undertaken in this community, namely, the construction of IheTermi nal railway. If I were the only Democrat that could be elected, there might be some reason in asking this sacrifice of me, but you are well aware, and so am I, that there are a number of gentlemen and good Democrats in this community who can be elected state senator from this district, particularly since the gen tleman nominated by the Republicans has not sufficient interest in this com munity to entitle him to the responsible position. Therefore, my business arrangements being such as to render it impossible for me to leave Los Angeles at this time and during the session of the legislature, in duty bound, and with my thanks, I must absolutely decline to "accept the nomination. Respectfully, W. H. Workman. What Sheriff Aguirre Has to Say. To the Editors of the Herald : In your issues of the 10th and 11th instant, you allude to the fact that I re fused to serve the writ of habeas corpus, issued out of the superior court of Los Angeles, and directed to O. A. Bexley, at San Bernardino county, commanding him, said Bexley, to have the body of Nathan Willett before the said superior court; and you dwell upon and cite that fact as evidence tending to show that I was desirous of, and did, aid an officer of the state of Texas, as alleged by you, to railroad said Willett out of this state. I did refuse to serve the writ, and was advised not to do so by attorneys, viz: R. B. Carpenter, Messrs. Graves, O'Mel veny and Shankland, John Robarts, and others, for two reasons, viz: First —The petition of Mr. Hungerford shows, as does the order for the writ, that Bexley and Willett were in the ELEVENTH ANNUAL FAIR , Sixth District Agricultural Association. Los Angeles, Oct. 14, 16,16, 17, 18. Los Angeles, Oct. 14, 18, 16,17, 18. j GRAND OPENING DAY, TUESDAY, OCT. 14, I band concert |Admission, 25 ets. Ogen from 9a.m.t010 p. m. \ 8 , | * 1 Racing and Stock Display at Agricultural Pari. A Splendid Programme for the Opening Day. I LICHTENBERGER, President. BEN BENJAMIN, Secretary. THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 12, 1890. county of San Bernardino, both at the time of the filing of the petition, the making of the order for theAvrit, and the issuance ot the writ itself. The constitution of the state of Cali fornia (Sec. 5, Art. 6) provides: "Said courts (Superior) and their judgeß shall have power to i<"sue writs of mandamus, certiorari, prohibition, quo warranto, and habeas corpus, on petition by or on behalf of any person in actual custody in their respective counties." Sec. 1475 of the penal code declares: "The writ of habeas corpus" may be granted. "2. By the superior courts, or a judge thereof, upon petition by or on behalf of any person restrained of his liberty in their respective counties," and sub division 5 of section 7(5 of the Code of Civil Procedure, is identical. Second. That I had no power or au thority to serve the writ without the con fines ofmy own county. Further, as showing my animus in the matter, you complain that I did not, after arresting Willett, lodge him in the county jail; to that I will answer, there was no need of it, as there was a regu larly appointed officer of the state of Texas ready and waiting to receive at my hands, and whose receipt for Wil lett's person I now hold; further, the warrant issued by the governor of the state of California was positive, "to arrest and secure the said Nathan Wil lett, wherever he may be found within this state, and deliver him into the cus tody of said O. A. Bexley, to be taken back to the state from which he fled, pursuant to the said requisition." If I had adopted any course other than that pursued by me, I should have failed in my duty, have been recreant to my oath of office, and liable on my official bond; I submit that subsequent events have proven that my distrust of Willett, and precaution against his escape, were not excessive or un founded. M. G. Aguirre, Sheriff L. A. Co. WORK WILL BEGIN. The Second Street Cable Road Will at Once be Repaired. Yesterday J M. Witmer sent the following dispatch to his brother, H. C, who is now up on Puget sound: "Contract signed. Crank difficulties all settled. Work will begin next week." This refers to the Second street cable. Mr. Crank, for the cable road, yesterday afternoon did as was expected of him— signed the terms of an agreement to al low the Witmer road to run over Spring street from Second to Fourth. The Pacific Rolling Mills company will do the work. The famous Pat Noble of that concern will be here next week to set the ball rolling. THE HORSE KICKED. Roy Beardslee's Jaw Broken in Two Places. Roy Beardslee, the young son of Charles Beardslee of Monrovia, was se verely, possibly fatally injured yesterday by being kicked by a horse which he was patting. The animal, which had always been con sidered very gentle, suddenly whirled about and let fly both hind feet at little Roy, who suffered a fracture of the jaw in two places, besides injuries to his head. Dr. Stewart, who attended him, was unable to ascertain at once the full extent of the hurt, but thinks it is not necessarily fatal. A MIGHTY HUNTER. Deer, Wildcat, and Other Game Laid Low. W. F. Nordholt is a voting and popu lar Angelefio whom all the people know. He has been out in Ventura county on the Rancho Conejo for the past week or ten days with old "Maje," the best retreiver in the city. He laid low no end of game, large and small, among the victims of his unerring aim being a fine deer and ten big wildcats. Mr. Nordholt returned home yesterday in the best of health and spirits, with venison for all his friends, and cat for his foes. IN THE PARKS. An Inspector who Claims to Have Found Some White Scale Bugs. Fruit Inspector Thomas Weiss stated yesterday that he had found some white scale bugs in the Sixth street parks and on plants in the Plaza square. This may all be so, but it would seem that the best way to deal with the p'sts would be to put a few vedalia in the places mentioned and let them get in their deadly work. Mr. Weiss stated that he is raising a large colony of the vedalia and will distribute them free of charge as fast as he can spare them. NEW CITIZENS. Mrs. Emma N. Lee Naturalized by Judge Wade. Gustave Hede, a native of France, was naturalized by Judge McKinley. Judge Wade made citizens of Florenz Keith of Germany, Fred Wm. Warren, of Great Britain and John Anderson. Mrs. Emma N. Lee was also natural ized by the same judge. REPUBLICAN PRETENSE. None But Citizens to do Work For The Government. One of the queer sections of the pisi form promulgated by the late county convention held by the Republican party in this city, is that relating to the employment of non-citizens in fhe county offices. The law is explicit en this head,and positively forbids the Em ployment of any but citizens to do stch work. Why then should the Republi can party feel called upon to mike this an issue in the campaign ? 1 here are no Democrats in office about here to employ citizens or strangers. Did the Republicanf feel called upon to l-nake an issue with themselves? That is just the point. They have been for some time past, and are now, employ ing non-citizens to do the county work. Men have been so employed who have not even declared their intentions to become citizens, and men are so em ployed now by county officials who have only recently made any such declara tion. Men have worked in some of these offices during the past few years who openly expressed their hostility to America, and their contempt of her in stitutions. And there is another branch of service of which the same complaint is made. Yesterday a Hkkald " reporter met a citizen where this plank in the Republican platform was undir discussion, and he said: Why, the same is true of the United States army. There have been men employed here in this department for years pist that it made our American's blood boil to hear talk about this country. Tbey were serving as clerks, and one thing or another here in the department, *nd earning their bread from the govern ment, and they would curse the country up hill and down dale, and poui out their vituperation on her institu tions and "public men in the most shameless manner. Here is surely a pretty how do re do! Mr. Jingo Blame had better wake up or H. R. H. Albert Edward will be getting a pension from the government. THE FAIR. The Entries Numerous in All the De partments. There was a big rush at the fair head quarters Friday, and everything is al most in readiness for the eleventh an nual fair which begins next Tuesday. The secretary was kept busy yesterday in making entries in the stock and cattle department. Sessions and Bigelow, of Lynwood, yesterday entered their cele brated Guernsey stock. This firm re cently imported these Guernseys from Long Island. This will be the first ex hibit of Guernsey cattle ever made in Southern California, if not in this state. Mr. C. B. Woodhead will exhibit some of his registered Durhams. Jerseys and Holsteins. Mr. Woodhead wiil have a number of "blue ribbon" winners on ex hibition. Mrs. V. Locke has also en tered a Jersey bull for the blue ribbon. J. W. Robinson, of Edgemont, will place on exhibition some of his gilt edged trotting stock. This gentleman is the possessor of many fashionably bred youngsters. Ed Younger is ex pected to arrive from the north today with his herd of Durhams. Those intending to compete for pre miums should have their stock at Agri cultural park. The secretary will be at the office of the association today, but be will remove his headquarters to the park on Monday morning. Thous ands of the admirers of Silkwood will be pleased to hear that Mr. Willetts has decided to pace against Hummer next Friday for the special purse of $500 offered by the association. The follow ing dispatch was received last evening: Santa Ana, Oct. 10th. Ben Benjamin, Secretary Agricultural Association: Your message received. Will be there with Silkwood, if nothing prevents. J. Willetts. Hummer and Silkwood should make a sensational race. Both are four-year olds. Hummer has a record of 2:18, 1 2 , but his supporters expect him to reduce his record in his race with the Santa Ana stallion. The Silkwood people will be out in force and many a gold piece will be wagered on the representative of the southern citrus belt. Silkwood paced three heats better than 2:22 during the August meeting, and secured his mark of 2:20. He is a great stayer and many good judges expect him to put in three heats better than 2:18 next Friday. TO AVOID WASHOUTS. The L. A. P. and G. R. R. to be Put in Good Order. General Manager Burnett of the Los Angeles, Pasadena and Glendale railroad yesterday stated that in a few days, his company would commence the recon struction of the main bridge across the Arroyo Seco, so as to insure the safety of the railroad, no matter how heavy the winter rains may be. The whole line, in fact, will be put in such order as to reduce the danger of washouts during the rainy season to a minimum. SWEETS TO THE SWEET. A Beet Sugar Factory to Go on Chino. Yesterday Richard Gird went north on the noon train to x meet Henry T. Ox nard, in San Francisco. He will return here Tuesday, and go out to the Chino. It is heads against apples that a beet sugar factory is to go up this winter at Chino. It means a boom there. Tlie Same Old Deputies. Editors Herald: Noticing a state ment in your paper to the effect that the board of supervisors committed the extravagance of granting me several ad ditional deputies at their last meeting, I wish to offer a correction. I have been granted no r.ew deputies. In fact, lam running mat office this month with a smaller loffm than heretofore. The deputies allowed me by the supervisors at their last meeting were simply my old force, the permit for which is re newed from month to month. Hoping you will do me the favor of publishing this correction, I am, John W. Francis, County Recorder. BROTHER-IN-LAW BALL. Guarded by a Small Army of Deputy Sheriffs. Four of Sheriff Aguirre's deputies, weighted down with small arms, went down to Norwalk on Friday evening to guard John Ball, the brother-in-law of Nathan Willett, who was to be brought there from Colton under arrest, on a charge of assaulting his wife, who is Willett's sister. Ball is the man who gave the Texas authorities the information which led to Willett's arrest. He is a very unpopu lar man at Norwalk, and when it was learned that he would be brought back on Friday night, there was considerable talk about giving him a coat of tar and feathers, and some littlejhint. of a short shrift and a long rope. The offi cers seemed to fear some demonstration, and took Ball to Downey, where he was (locked up for the night. Yesterday morning he was arraigned by Justice Gray, of that place, and released on $150 bail. The sheriff and deputies re turned him to this city and turned him loose. The sheriffseems to have acted through out this business as if the Norwalk resi dents were a set of lawless,desperate peo ple, ready to resist officers of the law, or to do any act of violence. Ball says that after he left his wife, he went back to Texas, where he was forced to tell where Willett lived. This is a gauzy story, and little credence is put in it. As the charge against his brother was revived just after. Ball re turned to Texas, it is reasonably sup posed that he had an active part in re viving it. IT MAY BE MURDER. A Quarrel Over a Game of Pool Ends in a Stabbing. At 1 o'clock this morning the 19-year old son of Officer Appel, of the police force,was seriously stabbed by a Swede named Joseph Doll, at the Plaza. Young Appel's assailant became involved in an altercation over the result of a game of pool in one of the Chinese pool rooms near the Plaza engine house, and was ejected from the place. He and a friend of Appel's quarreled in the roadway for a few minutes, when Appel suddenly fell to the ground and shovted that he had been stabbed. Doll attempted to run away, but he was captured by Officer Craig and a citizen, and a large clasp knife was taken from him. He was sent up to the city jail in the patrol wagon, and was locked up on the charge of assaulting Appel with a deadly weap on. Appel, who was bleeding profusely from a wound in his abdomen, was car ried into the office of the Pico house, and Dr. J. J. Choate was hastily sum moned to his assistance. A knife wound five inches long, which pene trated through the wall of the abdomen, was found upon examination, and the patient's condition was considered to be so critical as to render his removal from the floor of the office unsafe. SANTA MONICA NOTES. Seaside Gossip About People, Climate and Politics. The Pemocratic club held a very en thusiastic meeting last night, at which several leading lights in the party from outside points were in attendance. The rAnk and file here are very harmonious and working with all their strength for the whole ticket. The weather we are having is remark ably clear and bracing. The bathing is better than at any time this season. R, Jensen of Kedondo spent the day here. The charming Miss Wilson of Pasa dena spent the day here. ( I The Southern Pacific company will | sell excursion tickets during the fair at reduced rates. Miss Williamson, of Washington, D. C, who has been summering here, a guest of Mrs. Senator Jones, left for home yesterday. Robert Hamilton, Miss Ada Pearson, J. D. Rockwell and L. S. Thomas spent the day here. Proof Better Than Assertion. With such proof as the following letter from W. H. Dean, of No. 278 Seventh street, New York, it is not necessary to make the hure as sertion that Ali.cock'.s Porous Plasters cure lumbago. Mr. Dean says; "Some ten days ago I was taken with a very violent pain iv the small of my bae*. It was tso severe that I could hardly breathe; every movement caused great agony. I finally found out it wag lumbago. Being entirely helpless, a friend sent to a druggist and got two Ai.lcock's Porous Plasters; these were well warmed and applied to my back, one above the other, in half an hour, to my great delight and surprise, I found the pain begun to abate. In two horn's I was able to walk out and attend to my bus iness, the pain being almost gone. Next day I was all right, but continued wearing the plasteis for a week. •# Something New. Novelty in the line of invention and discovery is the order of the day. The people of this community will be de lighted to learn of a recent discovery which will appeal to the father, the head of the family, but will also prove an inestimable blessing to the ! tired wife and mother. The husband, fatigued with the toils of the day, and the mother, worn out with the cares of household and nursing infant, are both cheered, invigorated and made happy by a glass of Budweiser beer, fresh from Anheuser-Busch Brewing association, of I St. Louis. Such beer has just been im I ported direct from the brewery and bot j tied for the family trade here, and will jbe kept constantly on hand. Budweiser I will be on draft at the Eintracht, No. ' 163 N. Spring street, this day only, j Orders for bottled Budweiser at above I address, or by telephone No. 467 and WOLFSKILL AND EATON. Names Yesterday Placed on the Demo ocratic County Ticket. The Democratic county central com mittee yesterday, in view of the fact of the ineligibility of Judge Enoch Knight, as regards the length of his residence in the state, to serve as candidate as state sen ator, placed on the ticket for that posi tion the name of John Wolfskill, a name that will add to the strength of what is already conceded to be the best ticket ever placed before the people of this county. Hon. J. S. Hannon, of El Monte, find ing it on account of business matters impossible to serve as the nominee for county tax collector, withdrew his name, and the committee substituted for it that of Judge B. S. Eaton, of Pasadena, a Democrat of unquestioned political standing and a man who has the regard and respect of all who know him or know of him. AMUSEMENTS. Hearts of Oak to Open the Los Angeles, Monday Evening. Everything is progressing most satis factory in preparing the new Los Ange les theatre for its grand opening tomor row night. Mr. Herne and his select company in Hearts of Oak is to be the attraction. The house will be jammed full. Hearts of Oak will be presented only three nights, and will be followed by the U. S. Mail. Turner Hall Tonight. At the German theatre in the Turn verine hall tonight, will be giveu Der Hausschluessel oder Kaltgestellt, which means the Latch Key, or Left Out in the Cold. It is a comedy in two acts. A ball will follow the performance. New Suite. R. S. Townsend yesterday began suit against L. F. Bowker, C. R. White and Sarah E. Toll for $1,500 on foreclosure of mortgage. Fredericka Anderson petitions for let ters of administration to the estate of her deceased husband, Niels August Anderson, which is valued at $1,000 and consists of one lot in this city. Anna Bates of Compton also petitions for letters to the estate of Phillip Bates, her deceased husband. The property is worth about $2,500. Attention. If you wish to buy fine old Napa and Sonoma Zlnfandel go to Leon Cordier, South Spring street. If you wish to buy pure, unadulterated port, sherry, angelica and muscatel go to Leon Cordier, 618 South Spring. Old Kentucky whiskies and grape brandies at Leon Cordier's, 618 South Spring street. NEW DEVELOPMENT OF THE Bear Talley & Alessandro DevelopmeDt Co [That will please all those Fortunate ones who have purchased land in that Beautiful A/alley, Known as the A 1 c>ssanclro :-: Tract. The Reduction of Water Rates By the Company is a liberal concession and shows a fairness that is greatly appre ciated by the large army of land purchasers who expect to improve the land bought from the Co. THE PLANS OF THE COMPANY IN DEVELOPING THE. PROPERTY. it is but just and proper that the Bear Valley and Alessandro Development Co' should announce to the people who have bought lands in the Alessandro tract,and to the public at large, the plans of the company in placing those lands on the mar ket —so far as those plans have been perfected, and so far as they affect public interests. Before the plans of the company could be perfected, there was such a de mand for the land that the managers felt compelled to offer the land for sale. On the spur of tlie moment the company adopted a water system which it has been considered best since to change ; but in making the change the cost of the water to the land owner has been materially reduced, and hence no one who has purchased land can take exceptions to the new program ; but. on the other hand, all purchasers, so far as they have become acquainted with the new system, have heartily approved of the same. It is the purpose of the company to have an irrigation district formed that shall include the entire Alessandro tract, together with such lands (adjoining that tract as it shall be thought best to include in the district. The work of forming that district has already commenced. The Bear Valley Land and Water Co. will contract with that district when formed, to sell it two-acre water rights of the class B series from Bear Valley res ervoir for each acre of land in the district, at a cost of $30 per acre, taking pay therefor in bonds of the district at their par value, This water right will be equal to that heretofore advertised—one inch to four acres. The Bear Valley and Alessandro Development Co. will pipe the water to each ten acre tract of the lands owned or sold by them, as heretofore announced, and other land owners In the district will have to arrange for their own distribution of water, which is to be delivered by the Bear Valley Company. The Alessandro Company will put in their distribution system on 8000 acres of land in time for ir rigation next season. The cost of the district system, as now proposed, as compared with the plan set forth in the company's advertisements and options, is as follows : The land owner will have to pay 6 per cent, interest on $30 an acre, which is $1.80 per acre a year; also, the rental of $5.66 an acre a year after he commences taking water, making a total cf $7.36 per acre a year, in lieu of the $10 an acre provided for in the options. This is a saving of over one-fourth of what the land purchaser expected to pay. No water rental is to be paid by land owners until they commence using water. At the end of ten years the district will commence paying off the principal of the bonds, paying each year one-tenth of the face of the bonds. This will increase the annual payment somewhat, but after the eleventh year the interest account becomes smaller each succeeding year, and at the end of twenty years the bonds will all be paid off, and then the annual payment of the land owner will be but $5.56 an acre per annum—a little over one-half the amount the purchasers of land expected to pay. The contract between the Bear Valley Company and the irrigation district will be such that the annual rental can never be increased. The Bear Valley Company puts in the pipe line and canal to deliver the water to the diftrict, and must forever keep those conduits in repair. The water will be measured at the point of delivery within the limits of the district. Ammon P. Kitching, Vice President and General Manager of the Bear Valley and Alessandro Develop ment Company, and Vice-President Bear Valley Laad and Water Company. F. E. Brown, Chief Engineer of the Be«r Valley Land and Water Company, and of the Bear Valley and Alessandro Development Company. 5 MM SALE! Rhoades & Reed Auctioneers and Commission Merchants, Sales Room, Cor. Broadway and 2d Sts. Ben. O. Rhoades and H. U. Matlock, Auctioneers. AT AUCTION, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 10 o'clock a. m. Menlo Hotel, No. 424 8. Main street, one of the largest and most attractive auction sales of elegant, rich and costly Furniture, Carpets, Upholstery, Lace Curtains* etc., comprising: 40 elegant carved Bed-Room Suits, in cherry, walnut, solid oak and antique. 2,000 yards Royal Wilton Velvet, Brus sels and Ingrain Carpet. 20 pairs Mis sion White Blankets. 260 Comforters, Sheets, Pillows, etc. Costly Lace Cur tains. Wardrobes. Smyrna Rugs. Portiers. White Curled Hair-Top Mat tresses. Divans. Tete. Sofas. Elegant Bed Lounges, in old gold and crushed strawberry plushes. Reclining Easy Chairs, in silk, plush and Turkish covers. Together with all other furni ture contained in this handsomely furnished house. We call the attention of purchasers to this important sale, as the house is nicely furnished throughout and good as new. Sale pc sitive and without reserve. Ladies especially invited to attend. BEN. 0. RHOADES and H. H. MATLOCK, io-12-im Auctioneers. AUCTION! THE-. 1 MONTROSE, 00 Booms, Furniture, Ac. Corner Fourth and Main streets, MONDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 1890. At 10 o'clock. Consisting of 1000 yards Carpet, Bed Room Suits, Tables, Chairs, Rockers, Clipper Spring Mattresses, Toilet Sets, Curiains, Pillows, Blankets, Kitchen Range, &c. Sale positive and without reserve. Thos. B. Clark, 10-12-2t Auctioneer.