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The "Daily Herald" Maybe found in San Francisco at the Palace hotel news-stand; in Chicago at the Postoffice news-stand, 103 East Adams street; in Denver at Smith & Sons' news-stand, Fifteenth and Lawrence streets. MONDAY, DECEMBER U, 1890. THE ALLIANCE AND PARTIES. If the Farmers' Alliance is wise it will not form a third party, but try to work through the old parties now in exist ence. No one class of the people can ever hope to succeed as a political organ ization. There are not enough people in any one interest where all the others combine. The alliance does not and will not draw into its fold all the farmers in the country. It can hardly unite with any other numerous class of voters in a compact organization that would do for political purposes. The interests of the farmers are too unique for this. There is a plot said to be hatching out in the west, concocted by certain hide bound Republicans who gained admis sion to the alliance with the set pur pose of betraying the society for the benefit of their old party friends. The plan is to draw the alliance away into a third party organization, and thus di vide the Democracy of the southern states, and let a Republican ticket, slip in between the divided lines of the other party. Air. Harrison has put himself on record as saying that the ne gro vote of the south will be needed to elect a president of his political faith in 1892. The "bloody shirt" as a party banner must be retired. "Fat" fried from the furnaces, "'soap," "solidblocks of fives" and all the other devices can not be relied on, and therefore electoral votes based on the negro suffrage must be looked to to make up the deficiency. Hence the plot of treacherous alliance men to divide the southern Democracy by means of a third party organization. The plan is not by any means a new one. In 185t> the Democracy elected James Buchanan to the presidency by splitting the ranks of the newly organ ized Republican party in several states by means of an American ticket. But the weapon is two-edged, and one can hardly tell which side Will cut the deepest; for while the "Know-Nothing" party got enougli votes in several doubtful states of the north to give their electoral colleges to the Democracy, yet it just failed to carry some of the southern states out of the Democratic column. Fillmore actually carried the Democratic state of Mary land, the only state whose vote did go for the American ticket. It is more than likely that a Farmers' Alliance ticket in 1892 would do quite as much harm to the Republican ranks in Kansas, lowa, Minnesota, Wis consin, Michigan and Illinois, as in the Democratic column in Georgia, South Carolina or Alabama. Republi canism in the northwestern states is in very bad odor. There are thousands of Republican farmers in those states who would vote the alliance ticket and thus give their electoral vote to either the candidate of that organization or to the man on the Democratic ticket. With a Farmers' Alliance ticket in the field in 1892, it is almost a foregone conclusion that there would be no popular election of a president, but that the duty of selecting a chief executive would de volve upon the house of representatives, with the certainty of a Democrat suc ceeding Mr. Harrison. It is not therefore from any fear of the results to the Democratic party that we raise a note of warning to the farmers of the country. It is for the best interests of the farmers that we speak. As an in dependent part}' the alliance is certain to fail of its purpose. As an organization independent of all parties it can so con trol the action of both parties as to in sure the nomination of candidates in both friendly to the farmers' interests. There is no distinct political issue in what the farmers ask. Their demands are just, from a general point of view, and such as all political organiza tions ought to favor. The power of the alliance, acting through the two national parties, was well exemplified in the re cent election. Combinations were inado with either party as circum stances dictated in the various states and districts, and the results were to elect those on the side of the farmers in almost all cases. Thus in the state legis latures, and in both branches of con gress, there will be found men working in both parties, and lifting up their voices on all sides of all bodies, in behalf of xhe interests of the farmers. More good by far will thus be accomplished than by the forming of a third party. Frank Pixley, naturally a little bitter because of the loss of his subsidy of $10, -000 a year from the political bureau of the railroad company, said bureau be ing now defunct and its exchequer ex haused, lays it on with due vehemence to the Pope's Irish in weekly diatribes. It relieves tiie high pressure on Pixley's played ont brains and does the Irish no harm. But as a brilliant specimen of the non-sequitur sort of logic his latest THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 1890 scolding is a gem. He inveighs against the Irish as a lot of priest-ridden big ots, and sums up with this quotation from a recent telegram: "During the celebration of mass at Kildysart, Father Gillian, the officiating priest, took occa sion to denounce Parnell in severe terms; while he was speaking the whole congregation arose and left the church. A meeting was organized outside by the parishioners, and a vote of confidence in Parnell was unanimously adopted." If that is what priest-ridden is, we want to see a specimen of independence. A NOTABLE PROGRAMME. The wires within a few days have brought the really important news that Cardinal Gibbon, of Baltimore, is named seriously in high circles of the Roman Catholic church in connection with the papacy. His election to the seat of St. Peter would be a memorable event in the annals of the world. In all the history of the church, as covered by indisputable secular records, no man has evarworn tile triple crown, with a sin gle notable exception, who was not an Italian by birth, education and inter ests. The one exception was Adrian IV, an Englishman, whose name prior to his elevation to the papacy was Nicholas Breakepeare. His election took place in 1164, and the next year he is said to have issued a bull conferring the sovereignty of Ire land on Henry II of England. The ex istence of this bull is questioned ; and at any rate Henry did not assert any rights over Ireland until many years later. That an Italian should have worn the tiara as a rule, with but this excep tion, is not strange, when we recall the absolute temporal rule of the pope over the most important portions of the pen insula. He was an earthly sovereign in all acceptations of the terms, with Rome as his capital. It wonld have been dif ficult for a foreign cleric, ignorant of the language, laws and customs of the coun try, perhaps, to have gone in there and ruled with wisdom. The proposition to elevate an Ameri can to the seat of the immortal fisher man of the sea of Galilee, marks the changed aspects of things in our day. From whatever point of view one re gards the proposition it is full of inter est, us look at it from the stand point of that large and influential por tion of our people who regard the wearer of the tiara as God's viee-gerent on thlieaith. 'they no doubt will recog nize it as a sound rule that the divine head of their church has made that or ganization a living body with powers of adaptation to all the varying exigencies of all the ages to the end. Taking that broad rule as a guide they may well see in such an event the shaping of the church to the needs of the present day. As the scriptures themselves teach, from time to time old things pass away and all thing become new. The temporal government of the city oi Rome is but an inconsiderable affair as compared with the spiritual headship of so great a communion as the Roman Catholic church. And the temporal sway which Adrian and hi 3 successors exercised over Frederick I and his successors until the house of Hohenstaufen came to an end, must be regarded as secondary to the in fluence such men as gentle Pius IX. or the most able and erudite Leo XIII have upon the thought and action of millions of minds which yield assent to their opinions in spiritual matters. There is much titness, Loo, in this change of circumstance linding ex pression in the election of an American, and of such an Ameri can as Cardinal Gibbon, to this high office. If old things pose away, and all things become new in a general sense, the proposition is particularly true in relation to America. AU the old feuds of Europe, with ail their bitterness of thousands of years of rancor, are un known here. Here the thought and conscience of man are free from all un necessary restraint, and with unbiased mind he can investigate all systems of belief and of philosophy, and anchor his soul wherever he thinks he has discovered the solid ground of truth. And in the church of which we speak, the cardinal archbishop of Balti more is in the most advanced ranks of the men of this new era. Naturally gifted beyond the lot of any but the greatest among men, as regards intel ect, and learned in all the knowledge of this time as few men are, he is of a calm and judicious turn of mind. He is full of charity for all men, patient with those who err. and liberal in his allow ances for those who differ from him. Cardinal Gibbon would make a really worthy successor to the great men who have sat in the seat of Peter, whether one regard Gregory VII, Innocent 111, Adrian IV, Leo X, Pius IX or Leo XIII. Old Sol has taken his annual peep around the south pole; he has ripened the grapes and wheat in Australia. Chili and other portions of that hemis phere. He will noiv set out on his re turn trip to look after the crops in this Half of the globe. We shali now mark the progress of his daily march by the increasing length of the days. Mr. Dan Rucks is not the right sort of a cabinet minister to give advice to the executive head of a great state. Mr. Burns got within reach of the public boodle once, with results that have been memorable ever since. John P. Dunn will not be the watchdog of the treasury, either. When Succi ended such a long fast he enjoyed such a succulent repast he made those other fakirs, George Francis Train and Stephen Massett, or Jeems Pipes of Pipesville, stare. Tkn thousand Mormons are reported about to migrate from Utah to Mexico. Good-bye! We can spare you. Tkn to one the Republican senate will take water on the Lodge bill. Who saya yesterday was not a good enough day for midwinter? WHAT WAS THE MATTER? THE FIRE DEPARTMENT APPAR ENTLY RATTLED LAST NIGHT. A Two-Story Frame Building on Broa i way Burned—A Long Wait lor Water. Hose Burned and Bursted. Shortly after midnight last night, John Nelson's lodging house, a two-story frame building at No. 188 South Broad way, was discovered to be on fire. An alarm was at once telephoned Irom police headquarters and the department called out, but it was fully fifteen minutes later before the first engine arrived on the scene. In the meantime the flames had spread with alarming rapidity, and the occupants of the eleven rooms in the building were aroused as speedily as possible, some of them barely escaping in their night clothes. A Mrs. Kobinson and her two children, aged respectively 4 months and 2 years, were onrried from the burning building not a moment too soon, as the flames had already gutted the room ad joining hers>, when he was aroused. As the fire brigade arrived on the scene, the flames swooped down upon a row of five little frame shops, erected in front of the building, and four of them were devoured in as many minutes. They were occupied by a tailor, a real estate agent named J. j. Southward, a fruit and cigar dealer named J. Skelley, and a cobbler, and as all the occupants, were away, little if any of their effects were rescued. The firemen appeared to be out of practice, or, to use the term applied by a bystander, "they were badly rattled," and in Bpite of Chief Strohm's orders, delivered in his most stentorian tones, it was fully five minutes after they got 'to the lire before they got to work with their hose. By this time the heat re flected from the burning shanties was so great as to render it almost impossible for the crowd to stand on the opposite side of the street, and a section of hose In the gutter was set on lire by it. Fi nally, however, five streams of water were played upon the flames, and after half an hour's hard work the blaze was extinguished. At one time it seemed highly probable that the fire would spread to the Millar block next door, but the openings in its brick walls were fortu nately some distance above the roof oi the burning house and shops, and a judi cious damping down averted the danger. John Nelson, the proprietor of the lodging house, rented the house and shops from Mrs. Ann Ogier, who resides on Montague aye. His loss, which is uninsured, amounts to about $500. Mrs. Ogier's loss will probably mount up to $1500. but whether or not she is insured could not be ascertained last night. An incident that attracted consider able attention occurred while the boys of the Park Hose company were "lining out" from their wagon. Through some blunder the hose was connected with the engine before it was pulled from the cart, or a nozzle screwed on. The con sequence was that the kinks in the hose caused several bursts, and when finally liberated from the wagon, the end swung round, throwing the water on the horses, which threatened to break the vehicle up in their attempts to dodge it. Tho Kii\ Cross Society. Senator Sherman lias introduced in the senate a bill to incorporate the Red Cross society, with Clara Barton, George Kennan and other well known persons as incorporators. The purpose of this society, briefly stated, is to mitigate dis tress in the emergencies of war and peace. This mission of humanity and charity has been amply justified on many occasions, and nowhere more nota bly than in the appalling calamity at Johnstown, in this state. Valuable as the Red Cross society has proven in the past as a volunteer auxiliary of the gov ernmental departments its future in an incorporated form should show an in creased measure of usefulness.—Phila delphia Record. Killed by a Performing Leopard. At the palace of Bangkok the other day a performing leopard was brought in for the amusement of one of the young Siamese princes. In one prince's retinue was a young girl of atiout 14 yean of age. The leopard jumped on her breast. It was merely in play, said the animal's care taker, who begged her not to be frightened, but in another mo ment the leopard had seized tho girl by the throat, and she died in sight of the horrified spectators, who fled in panic. — London News. The mayor of Newport, Mont., de clared some new baths open. He then withdrew, and throwing aside his robes of office reappeared before the large gath ering of ladies and gentlemen in a bath ing suit. Plunging into the water he swam the full length of the bath, and Ins example was followed by several town councilors and policemen. A family by the name of Moore, living six miles west of Columbus, Ind., has a peculiar and distinguishing family mark running through three generations. At a reunion held recently it was learned that out of twenty-seven persons, who represented the three generations, nine teen had six toes on each foot. Charles Fisher, the veteran actor, has retired from the stage, and has gone down to his birthplace in Suffolk, Eng land, to end his days. He is 75 years of age. He played in "As You Like It"' for the last time in London, his part be ing that of the aged Adam. Do not wear a whife lawn fall dress tie with every day apparel unless you are a professional man, us, fo-- instance, a college professor or clergyman, and do not mind being thought pedantic. If you do you take the chance of being thought "out" of ordinary neckwear. The Magnificent Punch Bowl. The great Silver Punch Bowl at the Silver House on Main street, Baker block, will be sold t auction at sharp 11 o'clock today Hun dreds of ladies attended the auction Bale yester day. It will continue day and evening. The most costly goods are on the catalogue lor the coming week. The Hbbald Job Office is now better prepared to turn out first-class job print ing than ever. Give us a call when in need of printing of any description. Christmas Trees For sole cheap. 272 South Mum. Go to Mullen, Bluett & Co. for silk umbrellas. Tents and wagon umbrellas at Foy's saddlery house. 315 N. Los Angeles street HEATH & MILLIGAN Prepared Paint at Bcriver & Quinn, 140 8. Main street. An Odd Occupation. There is a little guild of men face tiously called "The Early Birds." They rise in the summer before the sparrows, and though they do not go to work themselves it is their vocation to call other people to work. On dark winter mornings they are out before the snow birds are avfake. They have regular routes, and every morning between -i and G o'clock they stop at houses, ring door bells and tell people it's time to get up. Their clients are butchers, barten ders, car drivers, restaurant keepers and car conductors, men who have to go to work very early in the morning, and to whom it is a serious matter to be fifteen minutes or half an hour late. Some of these early birds have from fifteen to twenty customers. They get from twenty-five to fifty cents a week from each. The bartenders usually pay hah a dollar a week for being called. The fact that their business is a success ful one shows that they are more relia ble and effective than an alarm clock. Their day's work is finished in two hours. —New York Journal. WHO ARE THEY? A SENSATION OVERHEARD IN A CABLE CAR. Two People Who Are Liable to Get Into Trouble, But Their Identity Remains Unknown—A Chance to do Some Guessing. "I heard an awful story today." One well known lady of irreproachable char acter was talking to another equally well known member of the local upper tendom, on Saturday afternoon, in a Grand avenue cable car. Behind the two sat a Herald reporter, and he could not help overhearing the conversation which followed. He did not try very hard to avoid hearing it, as it was very piquant; "What was it?" queried lowly number two. "Why, I was told that Mrs. ," here the rumble of the car prevented the name from being heard, "has heard of her husband's alFair with Mrs. ," and here again that provoking clangor of the wheels drowned the souud. "You don't say so! How dreadful. Why, she is old enough to be a grand mother. And think of her children, poor things; if the stury ever comes out, how they will suffer. And her poor old husband. It would ki 1 him. Oh, I can't believe it is true." "I'm afraid it is," said number one, "for Mrs. ," here that wretched noise again interrupted the story, "threatens to make trouble unless the affair ends at ouce. 1 bear he is ready to repent and see Mrs. ," that noise of the wheels again, "no more, but she won't let him. Why, they say he has given her any amount of money. Just think of it. How shameful of her. If she needed money, she had any number of friends who would have helped her." '•Well," answered number two, "I still cannot believe it. I think there must be a dreadful mistake about it somewhere." "You'll see," replied number one. The whole thing will probably come out in a few weeks, and then there will be an explosion. Everybody is talking about it. They are two silly old fools, and ought to be found out." The car stopped, the ladies alighted, and that is all oi the story. DON'T DIE IN THK HOUSE. "Rough on Rats." Clears out rats, mice, roaches. ROUGH ON WORMS. Safe, Sure Cure. 25c. ROUGH ON TOOTHACHE. Instant relief, 150, Handsome Holiday Slippers. The stock of holiday slippers at the Mammoth is very large and prices rea sonable. Toys will be given with all purchases of boots, shoes or slippers. Call and see our assortment, 315 and :117 South Spring. Notice. The Los Angeles Abstract company has re moved from Temple street to the new Abstract building ut the northeust corner of Franklin and New High streets, and the managers will be pleased to Welcome both old and new pat rons at their new office. Go to Mullen, BluettiCo. for Christmas gifts. Frank X. Engler. I'iauo regulator and tuner, 119 S. Olive St. Go to Mullen, Bluett & Co. for overcoats. Paints, Oils and Glass, Corner Second and Main. P. H. Mathews. Go to Mullen, Bluett & Co. for boys' suits. RAMONA! The Gem of the San Gabriel Valley Only Three Miles from City Limits of Los Angeles. Property of San Gabriel Wine Co., Original owners. LOCATED AT SHORB'S STATION, On line of S. P. R. R. and San Gabriel Valley Rupid Transit R. R., From 10 to 15 minutes to the Plaza, Los An geles City. CHEAPEST SUBURBAN TOWN LOTS, VILLA SITES, or ACREAGE PROPERTY POPULAR TERMS. PUREST SPRING WATER Inexhaustible quantities guaranteed. Apply at Office of SAN GABRIEL WINE CO.. Ramona, Los Angelei County, Ca.. 10-20lf Or to M. D. WILLIAMS, Ramona. DOCTOR G. S. GOODHART, Of Cincinnati, graduate of Philadelphia (1 H10), Specialist in CATARRH and OTORRHtEA. With a New Treatment, New Remedies and New Instruments of bis own invention, he can safely guarantee a CURE or IMPROVEMENT in all caßes. Fees reasonable. Office, 123 H. Main St., Los Angeles. Oflice hours, from!) a. v. loBp.ni ; Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m. 12 17-lm FOR HOLIDAY PRESENTS —in fink:— Footwear, we Handle only Reliable Makes of Shoes. Call on No. 258 8. Spring, second Ptore North of Third. EUCALYPTA! This popular table beverage,, excels any mineral water on the market. IT IS NOT A MEDICINE, but a delicious beverage prepared from v double distilled extract, aud containing all of the valuable medicinal properties of the Eucalyptus leaf. It is highly aromatic and de lightfully refreshing. It exhilarates, but con taining no alcohol, it does not intoxicate. It is a popular beverage with the tired brain worker, and all that class who have that ull gone feeling in the morning and who suiter from malaria, catarrh and all disorders, f n flamatlon and other affections of the mucous membrane of the'stomaeh, bowels, kidneys or bladder. It purities the breath, restores lost vitality and is agreeable to the weakest stomach. Taken half an hour before meals, it gives a splendid appetite. It induces refreshing sleep. Those suffering from that terrible symptom, insomnia, should drink half a tumblerlul just before retiring. It acts directly on the nervous system as a tonic. It is a purely vegetable preparation, containing no insoluble matter, so that those suffering from calcaseous deposits may drink it with perfect safety, (live it a trial. Price, *2.00 per dozen. For sale every where. Los Angeles ( hem. Co. Limited, 12 14 lrn SOLE PROPRIETORS. TREMENDOUS CUT IN PRICES. Cental Pharmacy, ITT AN D 1 79 North Spring St., LOS ANGELES. Still leading all competition in unprece ; dentedly low prices on everything in the drug ( line. Here's our list. See: i Porous Plasters 5c llunyadi .lanos Water 25c Peer's Scented Soap 15c Pear's Unscented Soap, 2 cakes 25c C'uticura Soap 15c All Recamier Preparations $1 10 Oriental Cream 95c Hoyt's Cologne (genuine) 15c Hood's Sarsaparilla 70c Pond's Extract, small 35c La Blache Powder 80c Pozzoni Face Powder (not Pizzoni) 35c Ayer's Sarsaparilla 70c Simmons' Liver Regulator 70c King's Discovery, small 35c King's Discovery, large 70c Scott's Kmulsion 70c Wyeth's Beef, Iron and Wine 75c Whisp brooms that cost from $2 to M I titu closing out from 50e to $1.50. Lovely dressing cases, very iinest material, cost from $8.50 to $20. closing out from J2.50 to $7.50. : Same will apply in beautiful odor cases and cut glass bottles, aud a thousand other beauti fill Xmas goods that cannot be named in this ad. I make the sacrifice with a view of closing out the entire line of Holiday floods. No such bargains are offered in this city. Call and get the proof. 11-25-3 m -THERE ! ARE SOME.MEN IN "THE CITY WHO KNOW JUST ■ WHAT GOOD WHISKEY j IS, AND EVERY ONE i WHO HAS TRIED OURS, SAY THAT WE DO j UNDOUBTEDLY SELL ! THE BEST I LINE OF" THESE GOODS TO BE HAD IN LOS ANGELES. J. P. TAGGART & CO., 311 &. 313 NEW HIGH ST., HAVE AN IMMENSE STOCK OF WINES AND LIQUORS OF ALL KINDS AND ARE FULLY PREPARED TO SUPPLY SALOONS, RESTAUR ANTS, HOTELS, FAMILIES AND I N DI VI DUALS WITH ANY QUANTITY OF THE BEST QUALITY ON SHORT NOTICE. TELEPHONE 396. Baker Iron Works 950 to 906 BDENA VISTA ST, LOS ANGELES, CAL., Adjoining the Southern Paciflc Orounds. Tele ohone 124. m 22 ORANGE LANDS. SEMI-TROPIC LAND AND WATKR. COMPANY. Location of Lands, With Description of Soil and Climate, and Comparison oi Prices With Other Lands of Similar Values. Tin; original purchase of these lands comprised 29,000 acres, situate immedi ately west oi the cities of San Bernardino and Colton. Two transcontinental lines of railroad, the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific, trav erse east and west these lands, exactly two miles apart, giving us two townsites and stations upon each road, the stations being four miles from each other, thereby giving us unexcelled shipping facilities. Our land extends to within three miles of San Bernardino, one and one-half of Colton on the east and five miles of Kiverside on the south. Our average altitude is about 1200 feet above sea level, with a gradual and regular slope from the mountains on the north, with just fall enough to irrigate conveniently. We are 400 feet higher than Riverside and 200 higher than San Bernardino, which exempts us almost entirely from frost. Our lands are peculiarly adapted to citrus fruits, being right in the heart of the best orange producing country in the state of California. Our subsoil is the same that has made Riverside famous the world over, with this advantage—we are fortunate in having a top dressing of decomposed granite ranging to a depth of from six to eighteen inches, which holds the moisture, always being in good condition for cultivation and readily furnishing the proper nourishment for starting the growth of freshly planted trees and vines. Irrigation maybe indulged in to any degiee without fear of injury to the trees, vines or vegetables, or the risk of getting ! the ground in bad condition, as frequent j ly occurs on land less favored. Ourwater rights are unsurpassed. We ; own and control almost all the water in j Lytle creek, the fourth largest stream in i Southern California, besides which we i have a large scope of artesian water bearing land where we have thirty fine ' flowing wells emptying their sparkling I waters into pines which conduct it to the | rich lands below for irrigation, and to lour streets for protection against, tire, i and to our dwellings for domestic uses. We are boring more artesian wells con stantly, never failing to secure a fine How iof water, so that we have no hesitancy ■ in saying that we have a great abundance ■ of water for all of our rish lands. 01 the 2t),000 acres originally pur chased we have sold about 9000 acres at $200 per acre, which leaves us about 20,000 acres yet to be disposed of. For the psist two years but little land, comparatively speaking, has been sold in Southern California, on account of the depression in the money market, and the collapse of our boom, but now 7 we think we see the dawn of an era of prosperity, such as has never been known in this | country, and in order to attract the at tention of the world to our superior loca tion and lands, we have reduced the price to a flgur below the price of the cheapest agricultural lands in this ! country, and propose to sell about 2000 I acres to actual settlers and people who ' will improve the land, at .$75 to $100 per | acre, with 20 and 25 per cent off for im ! provements made within one year from purchase, making the land but $60 to , $75 per acre to the man who in good faith improves the land, and on terms within 1 the reach of all, to-wit: $10 per acre cash on delivery of contract, balance in three equal payments, due in two, three i and four years, at 8 per cent, interest. j Think of it ! The best orange lands at j $00 and $75 an acre. tJo all around us ■ and ask the price of land not so good as ! ours. At Riverside on the south, at ; Redlands and Highlands on the east and | northeast of us, all famous orange pro ' ducing districts, the price of unimproved ! lands ranges from $250 to $500 per acre, and foi orchards five years old from $1000 :to $2000 per acre are being paid, and • they are well worth the money invested. The water for irrigating these lands is furnished under the "Wright Irrigation Law" of this state, and costs the land owner only $2 to $4 per acre per annum. Rialto, where is located the home office of the company, is a smart little town of, perhaps, 200 people, situated on the main line of the great Santa Fe railroad, four miles west of San Ber nardino, and we have a line depot with telegraph and telephone communica tions with the world. A fine large hotel, the "Semi-Tropic," elegantly furnished and well kept, occupies a square in the center of Rialto, and one of the fine school buildings for which Southern California is famous, stands upon another square of the town. Two church organ izations are in a flourishing condition— the Methodist and Congregational. A pleasant ride of an hour and a half through the beautiful orange groves of Los Angeles and San Bernardino coun ties takes you from the city of Los An geles, the metropolis of Southern Cali fornia, to Kialto. An excursion is conducted from Los Angeles to Rialto every Friday morning, leaving Los Angeles at 8:30, and return ing arrives here at 6:30 p. m.; tickets good for ten days. Fare for round trip $2.55, which is returned to every pur chaser of land by L. M. Brown, agent for these lands for the coast counties. Office, 132 North Spring street. For further information, address the Semi-Thohc Land and Watf.k Co., Rialto, San Bernardino County, Cali fornia. Or L. M. BROWN, Agent at No. 132 North Spring street Lo* Angeles, California.