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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
to be carried out. The seventy-eight
pound melon now takes the lead.
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
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
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
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.
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.
No Meeting to be Held at the Pavilion
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.
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. ___
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
I.os Angeles Theatre Building, up stairs.
Telephone 284.
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,
Branch,424 KEARNY St
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.
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
ml 2 tf 136 8. Vain St, opp. Molt Market
"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.
Wholesale Dealers in
Removed to
1462 and 148 North Los Angeles Street
The Beit Domestic Coal in the Market.
Oak, Pine and Juniper wood sawed and split to Order. 9>
Importer of 13. F. Wellington and Foreign Steam Coal,
YARD, 83S N. in St. Telephone 1047. m29-tf OFFICE, 130 W. Second St. Telephone
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

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