Does the Dry Spell Mean
Lieutenant John E. Finley's
View of the Matter.
The Japan Current the Canse of the
Southern California Is Not Necessarily
Linked with the Great Northern Cit
rus Belt as to Its Rainfall.
A Sau Francisco paper publishes the
following views from Lieutenant John
R. Finley, U. S. signal service officer at
"ffhe most striking feature of the
weather for the month of October has
been the marked deficiency in rainfall
throughout the Pacific coast states.
"The oldest inhabitant does not re
member a drier fall than the present.
That of 1871 was a remarkably ciy sea
son. Only .07 of an inch of rain fell that
October, and an inch or more in No
vember; The fall of 1887 was exception
ally dry, there being no rainfall in Oc
tober, and not more than .03 of an inch
at most fell before the middle of No
vember. Last year there was an exces
sive rainfall in October, though the first
half of November was as dry and mild
as is the case this year. In October of
1889 the rain began on the 17th and con
tinued with but two exceptions—Octo
ber 19th and 24th—until the last day of
the month. During that period there
was nearly 6.50 inches of rain, the daily
average being .52 of an inch. The same
cloudless skies and warm sunny days
that the Sacramento valley is enjoying
at present began last year with the Ist
day of November and continued until
"The cause of this decrease in precipi
tation this year is to be found in the
falling off in the number of storms
which have entered the northern Pacific
coast from the Japan current, and
more especially to the fact that these
storms have passed eastward at a higher
latitude than in previous years. The
extraordinary rainfall in October of
1889 was due to the extreme southerly
position of the rain paths. The storm
paths this year tpok a more northerly
direction, passing eastward through
British Columbia and Canada. The
amount aud distribution of rainfall de
pendent upon the latitude of the storms
from the Japan current, is one of the
most important features of Pacific coast
"From October 15th to November
15th, last year, the temperature was
about an average of ten degrees lower
than for the corresponding period this
year. The highest'maximum tempera
ture in that period last year was on
November 4th, when the' mercury got
its back up as high as 77 degrees. The
lowest minimum temperature was
reached November 14th, at 49 degrees.
Since the middle of last month the high
est maximum temperature reached was
83 degrees; the lowest minimum, 48.
"It is worthy of note that in the sea
sons of 1871-72 and 1879-80, the falls of
which were noted for their dryness, the
rainfall was nearly up to or beyond the*
average. The average rainfall for the
past forty seasons has been 23.5 inches.
In 1871-72 the rainfall was 21.45 inches,
and in 1879-80, 27.61 inches.
"The indications arc, that the rainfall
of this season will not fall much, if any,
below the average, and from the fact
that the Japan storm current is gradu
ally working its way south there is every
reason to believe that the rain will soon
be with us."
Of course all the above refers to the
central and northern part of the state.
It does not necessarily refer to Southern
California at all. The only element in
it that is connected with this section is
the Japan current. That affects more
or less all parts of the coast. The
season has been dry all over the coast
this fall, and therefore the working of a
law more or less applicable to the whole
coast is indicated.
To show the complexion of our climatic
conditions, the following table, covering
a period of nearly twenty years, is sub
mitted, giving the rainfall by seasons, in
inches, in Los Angeles city: 1873-74,
24.78; 1874-75 , 21.07; 1875-76, 26.47;
1876-77, 5.28; 1877-78, 21.26; 1878-79,
11.35; 1879-80 , 20.34; 1880-81, 13.13;
1881-82, 10.40; 1882-83,11.75; 1883-84,
38.22; 1884-85, 9.25; 1885-S6, 22.58;
1886-87, 13.76; 1887-88,14.01; 1888-80,
19.25; 1889-90,34.84. The average for
seventeen years is 18.725 inches per sea
son. Now let us see when the rains be
gin here. For twelve years the dates of
the first rains are December 28, Octo
ber 12,-October 8, October 25, Octo
ber 1, October 4, October 9, October
16, October 19, September 26, October
17, August 31. With rare exceptions
the rains falling before November have
been of little significance. The rain of
August 31, 1889, was abnormal. It
amounted to over half an inch and is
without parallel in our records. In
fourteen years the rains of September
have been of no value. In only four of
them was there any rain, and in none
of these did there one-fifth of an inch
fall. Of fourteen Octobers none have
been dry ; but in only two of them did
the rain amount to an inch. In one of
these an inch and a half fell, and
in the other, that is last year,
the downpour was an abnormal one
of very nearly seven inches.
The past September and October were
quite up to ■ the average, if October a
year ago be omitted from the calcula
tion. Taking up November, it will be
found that in 13 years two have been ab
solutely and about half of
them produced a full inch or more of
rain. The average for the 13 yours is
one inch and a half. Five and a half
inches is the maximum for the
month. In the season of 1883-4
there was a heavy rainfall in October,
none in November, but the season was
the wettest on record except one, the
total being 38.22 inches.
In 1885-6 there was a little rain in Oc
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 17, 1890.
tober, 6.55 inches in Novemberand 22.58
for this season, most of it falling after
the last of December. In 1878-9 there
was hardly a sprinkle in October, and
none in November, but the season re
sulted in a liberal precipitation of over
twenty inches. So one may go over the
whole list of years and he wili find little
connection down here between light
early rains and a dry year. December
may nearly always be relied upon for
liberal rains, the month never entirely
failing us, and only partially so three
times out of thirteen. In all cases
where the precipitation of December
was light, that of the year was so, >but
even in these years there was
enough to mature a crop. This is
the more remarkable from the fact that
all these three years, the rainfall of Oc
tober and November was light. But
that is one of the most notable facts
about our seasons, viz., that an inch of
rain after the first of January is better
than two inches before that date, and
one inch in March is worth five in No
vember. It is the late rains that count
with us, and it is these that never fail
us. At least,they h«ve not «Uwie so for
seventeen years. January, February,
March and April are always to
he relied upon, the last named being
more so than October or even Novem
ber. If the rains come late the dry feed
continues to be good until it is all con
sumed by the stock, and the seeds lie
dormant until the cold weather is
mostly past, and when they do germin
ate they develop without any drawback,
and come to a higher perfection.
A careful comparison of the sec
tion south of Tehachepi with that
north of the Pass reveals the im
portant fact that there is no essential
connection between the weather in the
two sections. They often have a dry
year when we have plenty of rain. In
fact, Southern California is the most re
liable region in the world so far as rain
BEXLEY IN THE SOUP.
The Willett Arrest the Cause of Two
Defeats at the Polls.
Martin G. Aguirre is not the only
sheriff who has gone into the coup
tureen because of the peculiar way in
which Nathan Willett, of Norwalk, was
arrested by him, and by reason of the
astonishing way in which he, at Colton,
parted company with the officer from
Lee county, who had him in charge.
Brother-in-law Ball, to whose affection
ate care for the welfare of his wife's
brother all this is due, has written a
letter from Giddings, Texas, to the
Times, in which he says that Sheriff
Bexley, the man who had Willett in
charge, has likewise tumbled into the
Says brother-in-law Ball,
in speaking of Willett's unceremonious
"His escape at Colton contributed
greatly to the defeat of Bex ley's re-elec
tion as sheriff of this (Lee) county, as
many voters charge it to an inexcusable
want oi caution, if not to criminal neg
Ball blames the Herald for the ex
pressions of sentiment of the people at
the ballot box, which defeated those two
candidates who were willing to accom
modate, the public by filling their own
fat offices for another two years' term.
Brother-in-law Ball, you are "way off."
The people of Los Angeles county had
had enough of the present incumbent
and his office run "a fa moda del paes."
Probably for the same reason the people
of Lee county thought they might dis
pense with a. sheriff who .'couldn't con
trol a manacled prisoner.
That Ball's letter is in very bad taste
is undoubted, for he therein assails a
long-suffering wife, who had to resort to
the courts to obtain redress from his
In conclusion, this amiable brother-in
law regales the readers of the morning
contemporary with the contents of the
indictment found against Willett in 1872,
for having killed one P. H. Woodward,
by shooting him. He fails to say that
Woodward struck Willett on the head
from behind with a big pistol, at night,
and that the accused could have pre
sented a very good case of self-defense
to the jury. The only question that
Ball does not explain is why he did not
play the informer against Willett many
years ago, instead of first marrying and
then abusing his sister. Ball "peached"
against him out of revenge, and for no
News Notes and Personals from the
The delightful weather continues, and
the winter guests are beginning to ar
rive, taking up the cottages one by one.
Considerable property is changing
hands here ; the fact is that real estate
is at bed-rock, and investors are begin
ning to realize that there are no better
places to buy than at Santa Monica.
Among those of the past few days are
E. D. Suits, the proprietor of the Cen
tral market, who has purchased a lot on
Third street, between Oregon and Ari
zona avenues, which he will commence
to improve immediately by erecting a
home for himself and family thereon.
The Steele brothers have purchased two
lots on the corner of Utah avenue and
Fifth street, which they will improve by
erecting a brick building on it.
The improvement at the Soldiers'
home will be great the coming winter.
Over $100,000 wili be spent thereupon
public buildings, etc.
Thu fishermen are having great luck
with their seines,but prices still continue
low; it seems a shame that they get the
miserable pittance of three cents a
pound, when the consumer, in Los An
geles is compelled to pay fifteen cents.
There is certainly an injustice which
ought to be righted some way.
An English gentleman here is making
a very toothsome article of smoked her
rings which he is about putting on the
Santa Monica is the ineoca for the
newly married to spend tlieir honey
moon. Last week we had a good round
doze#, and this week at least half a
dozen. They sit down in tlie sand and
the groom says sweet nothings to his
bride, while he keeps his weather eye
out for intruders. Among those who
passed a few days here this week were
Mr. and Mrs. 0. E. Parkhurst, of East
Los Angeles. The bride will be remem
bered as the beautiful and charming
Miss Mattie Gordon.
Figures From the Governor's Report
Showing the Territory's Wealth.
In Acting-Governor Murphy's report
to the secretary of the interior, the total
length of canals in the territory is given
at 701 miles, irrigating 300,000 acres;
total acreage of arable lands, 6,650,000.
Total value of mineral productions,
The territory has taxable property as
sessed as follows:
3,493,002 acres of land $3,938,504 59
Improvements thereon 2,130.049 9!)
City and town lots 1,813,893 91
Improvements thereon 2,232,908 00
941,0K! cattle 5,321,1-09 22
291.238 sheep 430,849 50
40.056 hones 1,071,963 70
1,095 mules 64,289 CO
1,287 asses 12,184 00
3,842 goats 4,279 00
3,701 hogs 10,698 50
1,093.94 miles railroad 6.615,467 34
All|other property 4,338,218 12
Total $28,050,234 73
CERTIFICATES DO NOT GO.
The Law Requires that Voters' Names
Must Be Registered.
It is stated on good authority that the
county clerk has issued 800 certificates
of registration since the great register
has been closed. These are intended to
take the place of a supplement. It is
not to be understood, however, that this
will be effective, as section 1227 of the
Political Code provides that if the name
of a voter is found on the register
in use at the precinct where the
vote is offered, and the vote is not re
jected upon a challenge, the inspector
or judge acting as such, must in tlie
presence of the board of election, place
the ballot without opening or examin
ing it in the ballot box. And no person
shall be allowed to vote whose name is
not on said register in use at the pre
A Young Man Who Went Crazy From
Hearing the Telephone Ring.
"Can I use your telephone?"
This question was asked of Mr. Valen
tiner by a young man who entered his
drug store at the corner of Clinton and
John streets yesterday afternoon.
"Certainly," said Mr. Valentiner,
pointing to the instrument; "go ahead."
"But 1 haven't any money."
"That's all right; I'll charge it to your
brother," said Mr. Valentiner.
Something in the man's appearance
attracted the attention of a Cincinnati
Enquirer reporter who happened to be
in the store at the time. The young
man clutched the 'phone with a trem
bling hand and giving a quick, sudden
ring shouted hoarsely into the micro
"Give me 43,000! No, that ain't the
number. What's Stella's number? I
know it's in heaven, but what's the
By this time the reporter's astonish
ment was almost uncontrollable, but
strange to say, Mr. Valentiner did not
seem to share it, he simply whispered:
"I've been waiting long enough," he
shouted again. "I tell you, give me
Stella. No, I can't find the number.
No, I won't wait, I won't wait, I won't.
And in a frenzy he dashed the 'phone
against the wall and rushed from the
"There is one of the strangest cases of
insanity on record,'' Baid Mr. Valen
tiner, when the writer had somewhat
recovered from his surprise. "That
young man was as sane as you or I five
years ago. His name is John Ricker
hoff, and he lives here in the west end.
Five years ago he was shipping clerk for
a New Vi rk exporting house. He had
become so worried, being of an excess
ively nervous temperament, by the con
stant ringing of the telephone all day in
his ears, that though sane on all other
subjects, he is crazy on this, aud runs
into drug stores and uses telephones in
a nervous, unstrung manner, calling the
name of a former sweetheart, long since
dead. His case is a curious psychological
DAILY REAL ESTATE RECORD.
Saturday, Nov. 15,1800.
Joseph M Clark to C S Taylor—Part of lot 8,
Milton Davis sub Pasadena; $1000
H I, Gunn to Sherman Page— Agmt to convey
und 2-9 part of that part of lllaisdell tract in
the Colimn tract of the Ro Santa Gertrudes as
lots 1 2 3 4 9 10 11 12. Cunn tract, also part
of lot 8 of said tract; f 11,33:;
Amanda W Chubb to Frank llumphrove— Lot
29, Hege tract; $1050.
Eduljee sorabjee and Mary Horabjcc to George
X Cooper—Lots 16 17 and 18, block 9, Chavez
Sarah Alexander, executrix, and William I.
Alexander, executor of the last will and testa
ment of Thomas Alexander deceased to Mary
11 Banning— 10.00 acres assigned to Felipe
Abila in KoTajanta; $6533.
James E Young to E A Silvey—NEW of sec 21
T 3 N, RIO W; $3000.
Lankershim Ranch Land Si Water Co to
Amanda W. Chubb—S W of E 8 acres of SIS
acres of lot 211 lyiug w of San Fernando aye;
Josiah C Peabody and Annie I. Peabody to
Susan Bowles—W 35 ft of lots I and 2 and w35
ft of N 40 ft of lot 3 blk 2 sub lot 8 blk 38 II S;
C J Kubach to Henry Koch and Annie Koch
—lot 3 liege trt: 12700.
Mrs Jennie 8 Corson and Peter W Corson (o
Mary J Bellou—N 50 ft of lots 5 7 9 11 blk 2
Foothill trt E L A; $3000.
Joseph Strang to Claude M Jones—WW of WW
of N'i of SW>-i of sec. 13T1SR3W: $1000.
A P Hoffman to Edmond W Coe—E 5 acres of
WH of WJ4 and X 30 acres of lot 92 sub of E
12 000 acres of ay a of Ro Bx Mis of San Fer
Lankershim Ranch Land and Water Co to
same—lx>ts2o 30 47 47 48 49 50 and 195, W
9 acres of EW artd El 4of of lot 201, E.„
and EW of W W of lot 220 sub of F. 12,000
acres of BJ.: of Ro Ex Mis of San Fernando;
La kershim Ranch Land & Water Co to State
Loan Si Trust Co of Los Angeles—Lots 222 230
237 and 238 sub of E 12,()i O acres of S'j of Ho
Ex Mis of San Fernando; $20,477
John H Bryant to C Annie Bryant—Lot 10
blk 1 Pritchard trt; $1200.
Number of transfers of $1000 and over, 15.
Number of transfers under $1000, 27.
Nominal transfers, 7.
Total amount, $107,080.
Note—Transfers for which the consideration
is under $1000 are not published iv these col
WHY DID HE GOT
A St. Louis Merchant's Trip to the Post
offlce, and the Result.
California's last s< it ion is beginning to
take hold of St. Loum. J. V. 8. Barrett, the
commission merchant of 122 surd 124 North
Commercial Street, was one of the first to test
Joy's Vegetable S»raaparlllr> in sick headaches.
Its effect was such a gratifying surprise that ha
went over to the postoffice and told his friend,
Tho*. P. Culkln, the superintendent oi the
registry division, who was also worried with
headaches, about it. The following letter de
tails his friend's experience also: —
Postoffice, St. Louis, Feb. 20,1890.
J. V. 8. Babrbtt, Escj.;—
Dbar Sib.: You ask me. Did I acton your ad
vice? I did, and am glad to have to thauk yon
for it. For years I have suffered from indiges
tion and headaches. Taking your ad Vice, I pur
chased a bottle of Joy's Vegetable SarsaparlUa.
Before I had finished the first bottle I could eat
almost anything with impunity, and have been
since rarity troubled with a headache of any
Mnd. for which I give due credit to your ad
vice and Joy's Vegetable Sarsaparilla.
' TBOS. P. CUIJUN, .
fhspciluteudenl Registry Divinicn, Pcetoffloa.
Sterilizing Cow's Milk.
Much stress has been placed tipo k a
method of preparing, or rather preserv
ing, cows* milk, known as "steriliza
As the milk exists in the healthy cow's
udder it is aseptic, i. c., free from any
poisonous or dangerous ingredient; but
during milking, and subsequent han
dling and transportation, particles of
manure or various forms of dirt get into
It, and are apt to set up fermentation or
other injurious changes. To deprive
these accidentally introduced organic
impurities of their activity, or, in other
words, to sterilize, it is necessary to sub
ject the fluid to high heat underpressure.
Several admirable implements have
been devised for conducting the process.
One is of tin, and consists of an oblong
case provided with a well fitting cover
and having a movable, perforated false
bottom, which stands a short distance
above the tale one, and has attached a
framework capable of holding ten six
ounce nursing bottles. On the outside
of the case is a row of supports for hold
ing inverted bottles while drying, and at
the proper distance below these is a gut
ter for carrying off the drip. A movable
water bath iB hung to the side, in which
each bottle of food may be heated at the
time of administration.
The bottles are mado ot flj nt giagg an a
graduatea, the markings being specially
convenient for measurement, and render
ing the use of a separate measuring glass
unnecessary, a matter of no little mo
ment, as every implement that comes in
contact with the milk in sterilization
must be kept chemically clean. Ten bot
tles are used, so that the whole supply
of milk intended for a day's consump
tion can be prepared at once. Each bot
tle is provided with a perforated rubber
cork, which in turn is closed by a well
fitting glass stopper.—Louis Stan-, M. D.
A Woman's lSusiiicss College.
Miss Mary F. Seymour, the energetic
editor of The Business Woman's Jour
nal, proposes soon to organize a woman's
business college. She says it will be the
outcome of the Union School of Stenog
raphy and Typewriting which she has so
successfully conducted for ten years. In
Miss Seymour's opinion girls will be
more apt to enter a college with the pros
pect of a diploma than merely graduate
from a "school" and have nothing to
show for it in the end. Probably no
business woman in the country has en
countered incompetency oftener than
Miss Seymour, and it is this fact that
inspired the idea of a training school for
business women. Notwithstanding the
enormous supply there is a great demand
still for stenographers and typewriters
of skill and education. "Every woman,
however," said Miss Seymour, "is not
adapted for stenography and typewrit
ing." No matter how well educated a
woman may be, she certainly would not
have a great success in stenography if
her hearing was imperfect, but she
might, if judiciously trained, become a
first class proof reader or correspondent.
This new college will be opened some
time this fall.—New York Press.
She Deals in Molasses Barrels.
One of Mrs. Paran Stevens' tenants is
Mrs. Helen Ackernian, who for the last
seven years has managed a livery stable
in West Forty-fifth street. This pretty,
black eyed "liveryman" is a New Yorker
Mrs. Mary A hern, of West Thirty
eighth street, buys empty barrels/ 1 kegs
and casks at eight cents and sells them
for twenty cents each.
She averages 500 sales a week, the
profits of which content her sixty years.
For almost forty years she has lived in
her present-home, which she owns.
The small boys in the neighborhood
delight to crawl into the 'lasses and
sugar barrels for sweets, and after sur
feit mischief follows.
At the request of the mild mannered
barrel broker the interests of Policeman
Big Morrisy were enlisted, who made
an impression on the tiny vagrants and
also on the barrel dealer's daughter. In
stead of succeeding her mother in tho
business Miss Ahem married the stal
wart, who has since been transferred to
the Broadway force.—New York Letter.
New Idea in Mourning Stationery.
Some attempt has been made, I notice,
to modify the hitherto unredeemed hide
ousness of mourning stationery, says
The Lady's Pictorial. The new idea is
a curious one and consists of a single
black triangle in a corner of otherwise
white note paper and envelopes. I can
not say that the effect strikes me as par
ticularly elegant or attractive, but the
new notion deserves to be welcomed, if
only because its general adoption would
finally dispose of the vulgar and absurd
custom still observed by many people of
regulating the depth of the mourning
border on their stationery by the near
ness of the relative whose loss it indi
He Objects to His Name Being on the
Editors Herald : I noticed an article
in yesterday morning's Herald headed
"On the List," and among other names
mentioned in that article is my name.
Now I do not think my name belongs in
that list. You say my bondsmen inves
tigated the office and withdrew, which
is calculated to make the public think
the bondsmen withdrew on account of
crookedness found after investigation,
which is not the case. They withdrew
because I let Mr. Barclay out.
Jonx W, Francis.
Suits at a Sacrifice.
latest styles, perfect fit and reliable goods
guaranteed. Examine our stock and prices.
'Jordan Bros.', 118 6. Spring street.
You Envy His Comfort,
And uo wonder, for he wears a Mullen, Bluett
<fc Co. overcoat, which cost him only $10.0(1.
Thrifty and economical housekeepers will
find a grocery store to their liking at 11. Jevne's,
136 and 138 North Spring street.
Don't buy stale roasted coffees, when you can
always find it fresh from the roaster at H.
Jevne's, 130 and 138 North Spring street.
The best place in town to get a good mer
cantile lunch is at John Drink's, 210 North
Rt'CALYPTA invigorates and strengthens.
B VLAND—Near Redondo, Cat, November 111,
1800 Mary italand, beloved wife of Nicholas
Holand. aged 04 years.
The funeral will take ploce nt Anaheim
Southern Pacific dipot, Tuesday, November
18th, »t 11 a. m Friends and acquaintances
are invited to att< nd. 21
The Population of the United States in
Superintendent of Census Robert P.
Porter's first report of the eleventh cen
sus is at hand. It says that the work of
tabulation is being rapidly pressed for
ward, and will be practically finished by
the end of the year.
The population of the United States on
June 1, 18(H), as shown by the first count
of persons and families, exclusive of
white persons in Indian territory, Indi
ans on reservations, and Alaska, was
02,480,540. These figures may be slightly
changed by later and more exact com
pilations, but such changes will not be
material. In 1880 the population
was 50,155,783. The absolute increase
of the population in the ten years inter
vening was 12,324,757, and the percent
age of increase was 24.57. In 1870 the
population was Btated as 38,558,371. Ac
cording to these figures the absolute in
crease in the decade between 1870 and
1880 was 11,597,412, and the percentage
of increase was 30.08.
Upon their face these figures show
that the population has increased be
tween 1880 and 1890 only 727,345 more
than between 1870 and 1880, while the
rate of increase lias apparently dimin
ished from 30.08 to 24.57 per cent. If
these figures were derived from correct
data, they would be indeed disappoint
ing. Such a reduction in the
rate of increase in the face
of the enormous immigration
during the past ten years would argue a
great diminution in the fecundity of the
population or a corresponding increase
in its death rate. These rgures are,
however, easily explained when the
character of the data used is understood.
It is well known, the fact having been
demonstrated by extensive and thorough
investigation, that the census of 1870
was grossly deficient in the southern
states, so much so as not only to give an
exaggerated rate of increase of the popu
lation between 1870 and 1880 in these
states, but to affect very materially the
rate of increase in the country at large.
There is but little question that the
population of the United States in 1870
was at least 40,000,000, instead of 38,
--558,371, as stated. If this estimate of
the extent of the omissionß in 1870 be
correct, the absolute increase between
1870 and 1880 was only about 10,000,000,
and the rate of increase was not far from
25 per cent. These figures compare
much more reasonably with similar
deductions from the pomilation in 1880
In the principal table of the bulletin
of which this article is a synopsis, the
states are grouped as North Atlantic,
South Atlantic, Northern Central,
Southern Central and Western. The
North Atlantic section is primarily a
manufacturing section. As a necessary
result of the predominance of manufac
turing there ia a great develop
ment of urban population.
Indeed, more than half of the
inhabitants are grouped in cities. The
predominant industry of the Northern
Central states is agriculture, although
in many of tbese states manufactures
are now acquiring prominence. The in
dustries of the South Atlantic and
Southern Central sections are still al
most entirely agricultural, while in the
Western states and territories the lead
ing industries are agriculture, mining
Referring to the states on the Pacific
coast the superintendent's report says :
The growth of Washington has been
phenomenal, the population in 1890
being nearly five times that of 1880. As
is shown by the state census taken in
1885, this growth has been almost en
tirely during the last five years of the
decade. The inducements which have
attracted settlers are in the main its
fertile soil and ample rainfall, which
enable farming to be carried on without
irrigation over almost the entire state.
The growth of Oregon, though less
rapid, has been at a rate of nearly
80 per cent during the past decade. The
numerical increase has been 137,722,
of which over four-fifths has been ac
quired during the past five years. The
additions to its population are mainly in
the valleys of the Columbia and Will
amette rivers. California, which in
creased 54 per cent during the decade
between 1870 and 1880, has maintained
during the past decade a rate of increase
of 39 per cent.' This increase, though
widespread throughout the state, has
been most marked in its great cities and
in the southern part.
Make No Mistake
If you declda, from what you have heard of
Its cures or read of its merits, that you will take
Hood's Sarsaparilla, do not he induced to buy
something else which may be claimed to be
"about the same" or "just as good." Remem
ber that the sole reason for efforts to get you to
purchase some substitute is that more profit may
be made. Firmly resist all inducements, and In
sist upon having just what you called for, Hood's
Sarsaparilla. Then you will not bo experiment
ing with a new article, for Hood's Sarsaparilla is
Tried and True.
"In one store the clerk tried to induce me to
bay their o\rn instead of Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Bat he could not prevail on me to change. 1
told him t knew what Hood's Sarsaparilla was,
I had taken It, was perfectly satisfied with it, aud
did not want any other." Mas Ella A. Gorr, ci
Terrace Street, Boston, Mass.
We Are All Taking It.
" We could not be without Hood's Sarsaparilla
It is the best medicine we ever kept in the house
My family are all taking it" Mrs. J. M. Bab
beb, Ban Joaquin and Fremont Streets, Stockton
Bold by druggists. $1; six for $5. Prepared only
by C I. HOOD St CO., Apothecaries, Lowell. Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar
203 N. MAIN STREET,
All kinds Cold Meats and Salads.
Foreign and Domestic Cheese, Etc.
SMOKED BEEF AND TONGUE.
L XJ N C IT M.
11 14 3m
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE
FOB IXPBOVISD CITY FROFEBTY.
ll\ ACRES — 8-RdOM HOUBE, 2 BARNS,
rU dairy aud chicken bouse, shop, corrals:
artesian well; 8 acres in fruit, balance alfalfa
and pasture; U head horses, 0 cows, 200 chink
ens; wagons, carriages, harnw all kinds farm
ing tools; ever; thytg eomjlete; 8 miles from
cur; near R. It. station; see it befo'e buying
dry land. Apply to C. K. A LAST, No. 131 N.
Main st , or A. M. BKAGU, I.vuwood •fatlOD.
KAIiI.KSON & CO.
146 North Spg St
FULL g WINTER
NOW ON HAND THE
Largest, Best, Most Fashion
able, and by far the
Ever Shown in this City
WOOL AND MERINO
Buy direct from the manufac
turer and save the wholesaler's
We are the only nouse on the
j coast who manufactures and
imports all our own goods.
EAGLESON & CO.
(Formerly city assessor) announces hiaincH mi
a candidate for
Subject to the decision of the Democratic tsty
•yjyT J. A. SMITH
Announces himself as a candidate for
Subject to the action of the Democratic City
(Incumbent) is a candidate for
Subject to the decision of tho Republican 'Oily
pRANK A MAtTKlcib, ~~~
Subject to the decision of the Democratic City
QHAS. N. WILLIAMS,
Subject to the decision of the Democratic City
J D. SCHIECK,
Subject to the decision of the Democratic <'iijr
Jf\RED. W. POTTS,
Subject to the Democratic City Conatnticn.
SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS.
Subject to decision of Republican < . ■.
SUPERINTENDENT OF BTRI •
Subject to the decision o,• ft. .t 4 „. i
— " —— v.
FOR t (IE < (UNCI!,.
From the r.ighth Ward, nib,;. [ ;o the decision
of the Republican! oi ' .id ward.
Is a eai. .Ue for tho
COUNCIL IN TliK NINTH WARD,
Subject to the decision of the Republican Con-
JJIRANK E. ADAMS, BR.,
Announces himself as a candidate for
COUNCILMAN IN SECOND WARD,
Subject to the action of the Demociatlc City
J MARION BROOKS' "~
Will l>e a candlAe
Subject to ;h( decision of the Democratic«'it;
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