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WHERE IS SEAMAN?
SOME MORE SCHOOL. PROBLEMS FOR HIM TO SOLVE. A School Teacher Asks the Super intendent's Attention to Several Ques tions—How About Different Books? The following communication from a school teacher will be found of inter est, both by the public and School Su perintendent Seaman, the Republican who is now seeking re-election: Editors Herald : Another week has vanished since I wrote to you concern ing the school scandal. Seaman's threats to knock out the Herald have likewise vanished. The Tribune of last Thursday an nounced that Seaman was about to ap pear at Pasadena, for the purpose of "knocking out the Herald for its at tacks on himself and Prof. Boynton, of Pasadena." Why appear at Pasadena to knock out the Herald? Has yourcirculation there increased so much that you make it your headquarters? Why not assault you through the columns of the Times, Ex press or Tribune? Are they not anxious to exonerate the gentleman ? With the money he is expending on his campaign he could start a paper of his own. A few blocks from where I am writing there is one of the largest bookstores in the city. ! A friend of mine who clerks there informs me that heretofore they have supplied many of the schools with library books; that Seaman has paid no attention to the school law, and has al lowed all mannei of trashy books to bo purchased with the school funds; that last week, within a few days of the ap pearance of my letter asking why he •disregarded the legal list df books, he, the said Seaman, refused to allow a dis trict to purchase a good book giving rules of order or parliamentary law. When asked why it could not be in cluded, he said it was a good book, but that it was not on the lawful list, and that the school funds were sacred. Sacred indeed! Yes, very sacred, for it is campaign season now. How long is it since Rider Haggard's trash. J. W. Bull's cutthroat stories and a thousand other conscienceless scribblers' hideous nightmares were thrust upon the school children by means of this "sacred fund" and this sanctimonious superintendent? Anyone who will take the trouble to examine the library of the nearest school can verify this for himself. The legal list is in every school house, and every teacher knows the law concerning it. In this county more than $24,000 has lately been expended for school books — most of it injudiciously, as every reader knows. For the last four years the county sup erintendent has evaded the school law in almost every way. The law fixes the time and manner of holding examina tions. It says that each examination shall be partly oral, and partly writ ten, and that each applicant's standing in the class shall be marked on his cer tificate. Several times in the last four years the examinations have not been held at the fixed time; the examina tions have not been in part oral, yet Seaman has marked oral credits on certificates and has certified that such credits were obtained according to law. He has not marked each applicant's standing in the class as the law plainly requires. To me it. seems as though he has man aged or mismanaged the county schools in order to fill the pockets of Boynton. Let honest men investigate. As I have said a time or two already, I have more questions to ask and more statements to make, but will content myself with these at present. One Who Knows. IN THE WRONG BANK. A Mistake in Sending Funds Causes Mr. Bell Trouble. F. V. Bell, a young attorney, was ar rested yesterday afternoon by Officer Maguire on a warrant charging him with having obtained property from Gibson & Tyler, the Spring-street shoe dealers, by means of false pretenses. The complainant, a salesman named Harry Jackins, alleged that on the 22d inst., Bell purchased a pair of lady's ox ford tie shoes for $4, and tendered in payment therefor a check for $7 on the Broadway bank, for which he received $3 in change. The cheoK was not pre sented to the bank for some reason or other until the 27th1».st., when it waa dishonored, Bell not having any funds on deposit there. Bell was communicated with and ex plained the matter by stating that he was expecting some money from San Francisco at that time, and as previous remittances had been sent to the Broad way bank, he supposed that this one would also go there. It had, however, been sent to the Los Angeles National bank, and he expressed his regret at the unfortuate mistake and offered to make the amende honorable. Apparently this was not done soon enough to suit Gibson and Tyler, as a complaint was filed in Justice Austin's court yesterday, and Attorney Bell was subsequently ar rested as above stated. At 4 o'clock, however, Bell appeared before Justice Austin, accompanied by Jacking, the complainant, and the latter acknowledging full and entire satisfac tion, asked that the case be dismissed. The court had no option in the matter, and the costs having been paid, the ■ charge was dismissed and the defendant discharged. Chamber of Commerce. The secretary was kept busy all day yesterday arranging the crop statistics for the chamber's bulletin No, 1, which will be ready for print Monday. Appli cations are pouring in for it so fast that the first edition will soon be exhausted. The Chicago exhibit alone will distribute the whole edition in one week. Per sons having large tracts of land to sell cannot do better than advertise in this bulletin. Donations from Covina consisted of peaches from N. H. Houser's ranch. • Corn, ears sixteen inches long, from Downey ,off of R. 8. Bed well's place. A. Hickok sends in samples of oranges for California on Wheels, and states he will add to them a case of white man's vege tables. Los Angeles box factory sends a donation of twelve fruit cases for dried fruits, for state board of trade exhibit. G. W. A. Pallet*, of Rivera, adds his display of English walnuts to the wal nut tower. Handsome floral decorations were placed in the hall yesterday by Mrs. Capt. Barrett, Mrs. Grebe, Gingery, Hutchinson, Worn and Boyce. Mrs. Shepherd, of Ventura, paid the chamber a visit, and promised to send down a variety of fine plants from her garden next Week. The jumbo water melons placed on exhibit w« middle of last month, gave up the giost and had THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 31, 189*?. to be carried out. The seventy-eight pound melon now takes the lead. JAPANESE ROSES. A Few Notes of the Chrysanthemum Fair at the Armory. The chrysanthemum fair last night was well attended, and the ladies of the different booths were as charming as ever. Mrs. A. M. Hicks presided in the flower booth, where she is assisted by Mrs. L. M. Boothe, the Misses L. Dewey, Mac Forrester, Palmer, May Curran, Sadie Johnson, Anna Lantz, Jennie Frankenfield, Gray and Newton. Mrs. W. J. Homer is at the head of the lemonade booth, and her assistants are Mrs. C. H. Brown, the Misses May Hyman, Maud Newell, Bertie Haskell, Annie Fogarty. The president of the soda booth is Mrs. E. J. Curson, assisted by the Misses Hutchinson, AnnaSholes, Lucille Doyle, Eola Miles and Jessie Simmons. The Japanese booth has a very en chanting appearance. It is covered by a roof made of Nile green and white cheese cloth, and lighted China lanterns are hung around the cornices. The following dor.i! : ons were received yesterday: Mrs. John C. Green, large quantities of fine smilax; Mrs. Ivy, huge bunch of chrysanthemums; Mrs." Pick ering, Mrs. Foggerty, Mrs. Hunt, large bunches chrysanthemums; Mrs. Pier pont, chrysanthemums and roses; Mrs. D. C. Hough, chrysanthemums and a large quantity of the Thirsa Lobata; Mrs. A. C. Doan, Mrs. A. Warner, chrysanthemums; Mrs. J. M. Hawley, smilax; Mrs. H. Quibler, East Los An geles, large bunch of choice chrysanthe mums; Mrs. Toberman, smilax; Mrs. Bont, of Bunker Hill avenue, ivy; Mrs. Tolchard, roses; Mrs. Kofard, roses and smilax; Judge Silent, chrysanthemums ; Major Bonebrake, chrysanthemums; the ladies' social circle, 2500 potted chrysanthemums, 200 varieties; Mr. E. H. McCracken of Long Beach, Excelsior bakery, large basket of cakes and bread. The Redondo display is more brilliant than before. Two immense baskets of cut chrysanthemums and carnations were brought in this morning and used for freshening up. Among the exhibits which are worthy of mention are those of the Oriental nursery, Th. Roussinet, consisting of 114 potted chrysanthemums; two flcus elastic (ornamental trees); and that of the Raymond, displayed by C. D. Ho vey, consisting of a large number of chrysanthemums. All the plants will be rearranged by Professor Ivey today, and for tonight the following programme has been ar ranged : Delsarte drill by Miss Helen Mar Bennett, assisted by her pupils; vocal solo, Miss Olga Horn; instrumental solo, Miss Viola Bennett; violin solo, selection from Verdi, Miss Ruth Green ; piano duet, symphony D major, Beetho ven, Miss Ruth Green, Miss Floyd Green. The special exhibit booth will be in charge of the following ladies tonight: Mrs. H. C. Carr, assisted by the Misses Hillier, Carr, Smith, Hopkins, of San Francisco, and Moore, of Omaha. A BIG DOG FIGHT. It Occurred at Santa Anita and Cost Some Money. "Lucky" Baldwin, at his Santa Anita palace, has a parlor which, besides other expensive decorations, contains a thousand dollar French pier glass and a number of smaller ones. Yesterday some visitors were taken through the house, and at last were shown the salon de glaces, which had not been entered for two days. As the door was opened an immense creature sprang out with an eerie howl and disappeared. Within was a scene of ruin and wreck. Costly silk covered furniture was torn to pieces, the thousand dollar mirror and all the les ser ones were broken to smithereens, and everything at all fragile was fractured. Investigation showed that one of the famous Santa Anita-mastiffs had got into the room, and seeing in the mirrors countless reflections of himself, had commenced a fight with what to him appeared to be a hundred opponents. In the course of the contest he had broken the furniture, torn valuable pic tures and smashed all the mirrors. The loss to Mr. Baldwin will amount to a couple of thousand dollars, but he still has the dog. POSTPONED. No Meeting to be Held at the Pavilion Tonight. Owing to the unavoidable detention of Hon. Stephen M. White in San Fran cisco, the meeting advertised to be ad dressed by him this evening at Hazard's pavilion has been postponed un,til Mon day night, November 3d. On that even ing let all citizens, irrespective of party, turn out and give the young giant of the Democracy such a reception as should be accorded to him. The speaker heretofore announced as prepared to pay his addresses to Judge Carpenter will also appear on Monday night instead of tonight. Persons who ought to know say fur will fly on Mon day night. AT BALLONA. Work on the Railway, Harbor and Wharf to Be Pushed. The surveys for the surf line railroad from Ballona to Santa Monica have been completed, the maps made and construc tion work will begin in time to complete the road for next season's business. This work, in connection with the pro gress being made by the Ballona Harbor company, will make Santa Monica bay a lively place ere long. Besides the work now being done on the harbor itself, it is proposed to build a wharf forty feet wide to a depth of water of twenty-five feet. ___ POND ALL RIGHT. Russell Wilson Says His Prospects Are Constantly Improving. San Fbancisco, Oct. 30, 1890. Hon. J. De Barth Shorb: Pond's chances are exceeding good and improving daily. Russell G. Wilson. This message was received yesterday in this city, but only told what every body knew already. At Redondo. The steamer Santa Cruz stopped at Redondo yesterday, on her way south. She discharged 240 tons of general merchandise, and ninety-eight tons of beans. The freight business increases daily at the new port. A Pleasing Sense Of health and strength renewed and of ease and comfort follows the use of Syrup of Figs, as it acts in harmony with nature to effectually cleanse th esystem when costive and bilious. For sale ii 50c. and $1.00 bottles by leading druggists. RATHER THIN. ALVA UDELL'S PECULIAR METHODS EXPOSED. He Now Claims that the $1500 Bail Money He Deposited While Charged with Big amy Was His Mother's. Alva Udell, acquitted a few days ago of bigamy, in department one, is after that $1500 cash bail, which has already caused so much trouble through the in tempestive action of the district attor ney when persecuting Justice Savage, at the time the superior court directed the justice to pay over the money to County Clerk Meredith, which he did. After his acquittal Udell asked for this money, but was refused on the ground that he was insolvent in Solano county, and that it belonged to his cred itors. He applied then to three judges of the superior court for relief, the last one of which ordered that the money be paid to the bondsman, whoever that was. Mr. Meredith having been notified not to pay the $1500 by the attorney for the creditors of Udell in Solano county, un less he wanted to repay it later out of his own pocket, held on to the coin, notwithstanding Udell's efforts and those of Willis & Appel, his counsel, in this following the exact course which was pursued by Justice Savage. Now, in order to get at the "boodle" a suit has been brought against the county clerk, in which the alleged plaintiff is Mrs. Caroline Udell, mother of Alva. In the complaint it is alleged that ou the 28th of October, 1890, she was entitled to the possession of seventy-live $20 gold pieces, which the defendant wrongfully withholds. This complaint is verified by the "canny" Udell himself, who al leges that his mother is absent from the county. E. A. FORRESTER. Reasons Why the Labor Unions Should Not Vote for Him. To the Printers' Union and Other Labor Unions of Los Angeles'. On the sth of August the Printers' Union went out on a strike. To those not directly concerned, the supposition was that the cause was a mat ter of wages. The Printers' Union has now had ample opportunity to judge whether their movement wai» a wise Jone or not; it was their fight, in which others as a general thing do not care to mix. On the evening of the strike, Mr. E. A. Forrester, the Repub lican candidate for supervisor in the Third district, had published the follow ing article in the Los Angeles Times: "Will Help Out." Los Angeles, Aug. 6,1890. To the Times: "I notice the demands of the Los An geles Typographical Union. I think them unjust, and will readily submit to any inconvenience resulting from your resisting such demands. E. A. Forrester. In last evening's Expresß Mr. For rester undertakes to herald his great love for the workingmen. Now if he is such a friend of "the horny-fisted sons of toils" as he professes, where does tho sympathy come in in the above card ? He forgot about the wives and children, the families of these striking printers, when he rushed so suddenly into print. Mr. Forrester is known as a capitalist What does he care about the men who build the levees, who dig the sewer trenches and those that earn their bread by hard knocks? Remember this on election day, fel lows. Keep the head lines of his card in view. The workingmen "will help out" Tom Rowan, the Democratic can didate, if they are wise. Workwoman. IS IT A BOOM ? Active Inquiry for Good Real Estate and Important Sales. All the real estate people say there is a quite active inquiry in their line. The daily list of transfers shows that this in quiry is leading to business. Some days ago the Herald announced that a big sale was being closed up whereby a San Francisco capitalist would put $100,000 into Los Angeles real estate. This was consummated two days ago, when Dr. J. E. Fulton sold his property on New High street, near Franklin, to a Mr. Henderson, of San Francisco, for the sum named above. Dr. Fulton bought the property in the boom and put up the building. He has made a hand some profit on the sale. Now the Herald can make an other more important announcement. J. J. Bradbury, the mining millionaire, has bought, through his attorney, the property of Dr. Wollweber, at the corner of Third and Broadway, 166 feet on the former by 120 feet on the latter, for $100,000. It is said that Mr. Bradbury intends to put up a block there which will eclipse the Bryson-Bonebrake block, as soon as the plans can he prepared. Preparations are also under way to put up a line block on Spring street, nearly opposite the Los Angeles theater. NEW SUITS. Differences of Opinion Which Will Fur nish Business for the Courts. E. K. Alexander yesterday brought suit against A. E. and Samuel Hamilton to recover $211.50 on a promissory note, given August 1,1886, for $78.65. The interest is 24 per cent, per annum, which compounded brings the total up to the amount sued for. Emily D. White sues Plato M. White for a divorce. The Security Loan and Trust company sues Cyrene S. Adams and Asa Adams, on foreclosure of mortgage, for $800. B. J. Hull et al. sue Mary H. Newton for $3333.33, on a contract for the sale of land. . D. W. Field, public administrator, ap plies for letters of administration to the estate of W. E. Sheridan, deceased. The estate is valued at $500. The deceased left a widow, whose whereabouts are unknown. If you have made up your mind to buy Hood's Sarsaparilla do not be induced to take any other. Hood's Sarsaparilla is a peculiar medi cine, possessing, by virtue of its peculiar com bination, proportion and preparation, curative power superior to any other article of the kind. On Draft Today Only. Budweiser beer at the Kintracht, 103 North Springstreet. 10-11-tf Bakery. Ebingcr's bakery aud ice cream and dining parlors, cor. Third and S. Spring sts. Good coffee necessitates good cream. Use Highland Unsweetened Condensed Milk and you have the best. Physicians recommend Highland TJn iweetened Condensed Milk for infant feeding and general use. l WJSJL/Jrjr. ORIT tt 00. The Opening of this Mammoth Dry Goods House HAS PROVEN A SUCCESS Without Precedent or Parallel! It is our determination to make our already popular establishment the recognized Leader of the city, and have resolved as follows: To Handle Only the Most Reliable Goods in the Market. To Discount "Any Baits" that May be Offered Elsewhere. To Treat Our Patrons with the Greatest Courtesy. To Sell at the Very Lowest Prices. On these unalterable resolutions we aak your patronage. ESPECIAL ITEMS THIS WEEK.if- Silk Department. Ribbon Departrneiil. 20-inch India Silks 26c; value, 50c 100 Pieces No. 9 Fancy Silk sc; value, 10c 20-inch Surah Silks value, 60c 100 Pieces No. 12 Fancy Plaids and Stripes 10c; value, 20c 60 Pieces No. 16 Fancy Flowered 20c; value, 30c 22-inch Surah Silks 50c; value, 75c Fancy Sash Ribbon. 7 inches wide 25c; value, SOc 24-inch Surah Silks 75c; value, $1 25 Fancy Sash Ribbon, 7 inches wide 35c; value, 70c «\!. lb m b *. ™ i . c « Black Chantilly Lace Flouncings at half price. 20-inch Faille Francaise $1 00: value, 1 50 ' a full line of colored Plush 50c; value, 75c Hosiery Department. DreSS Goods Department, Ladies' Hermsdorf Dye Black Cotton Hose 25c; value, 35c Ladies' Lisle, four-thread, warranted fast Combination Dress Patterns $2 88; value, $4 50 black 45c; value, 75c Children's Black Cotton, double soles Combination Dress Patterns 5 00; value, 750 and knees, all sizes 25c: value, 40c Combination Dress Patterns 7 50; value, 10 00 Children's genuine Derby Ribbed Black Hose, sto 9 25c; value, 50c Combination Dress Patterns 9 00; value. 12 50 Ladies' Jersey Knit Silk Vests, H. N., no Combination Dress Patterns 12 50; yalue, 17 50 sleeves ... $100; value,slso Ladies' Jersey Knit Cotton Vests, H. N., Combination Dress Patterns 15 00; value, 20 00 L. S SOc; value, 76c , ~ ... , .., , „ r Ladies' Jersey Knit, all colors, Cotton lh yards wide Suitings, per yard 40c; value, /5c Veßta> L / N ., n0 ' S 25c; value, 40c Proportionate prices in all other items. We confidently commend the above. Visit our store; we can save you money. Our values in every department are positively startling. Spring Street, corner of Third, Los Angeles, Cal. JttERCH ANT^TAHOES. SIMPSON'S FINE TAILORING PARLORS, I.os Angeles Theatre Building, up stairs. Telephone 284. JOE POHEIM THE TAILOR, Has lust received an immense stock of Fall and Winter Woolens and is making Suits to order at -10 percent leas than any other Tailor on the Pacific Coast. Elegant English Serge and Cheviot Salts, to order, from 525 to 835 Fine Dress English Worsted Suits, to order, from 8:10 to S4O (Cost elsewhere from $55 to $75) Fine French Beaver and Pique Suits, to order, from »3S to »46 (Cost elsewhere $90.00 to $90.00). French Casslmere Suits, to order, from »35 to R4S Overcoats, fine Silk Linings, from S2B to »*0 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, LOS ANGELES. TO ORDER, $3.50 AND UPWARD, SUITS TO ORDER $15.00 AND UPWARD, GABEL'S, 308 BTOOKTON BT- Branch,424 KEARNY St 345 NORTH MAIN ST ST. ELMO HOTEL w PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES. No. 6 Bertha (a 5-hole) Ranse $ 9.00 No. 7 Bertha (a 5-hole) Range 10.00 No. 8 Bertha (a 5-hole) Range 13.00 I am overstocked with Gasoline Stoves and am selling them at $4 Less Than Eastern Prices. EVERY STOVE GUARANTEED I A fine line of Dry Air Refrigerators ot very tow prices. A fuU line of Medallion Ranges. Stoves sold on tke installment plan at j F. E. BROWNE'S ml 2 tf 136 8. Vain St, opp. Molt Market -JESS HUII, & PACKARD, "Send me another 50c quart can of ■ ■ ifplli those Fresh Eastern Oysters ; the can I Njj&W got last night was the finest we have had . >8H since we left the East. There were 36 "ZZZJ — fine large oysters in the can." 441 and 443 S. Spring St., bet. 4th and stn. PATRICK BROS., Wholesale Dealers in BOOTS, SHOES AND RUBBERS, Removed to 1462 and 148 North Los Angeles Street 10-5-lm 1 SO~ SOUTH FIELD WELLINGTON J/Ct LUMPi^ WHOLES ALK \ J RXTJUL The Beit Domestic Coal in the Market. Oak, Pine and Juniper wood sawed and split to Order. 9> HANCOCK BANNING, Importer of 13. F. Wellington and Foreign Steam Coal, YARD, 83S N. in St. Telephone 1047. m29-tf OFFICE, 130 W. Second St. Telephone NILES PEASE, IMPORTER AND DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF Eastern Parlor anil Chamber Furniture; Carpets, Oil Cloths, Linoleums, Window Shades, Etc. New Nos. 387, 339 aud 341 S. Spring St.,l<os Angeles, CaL 3