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Highest of all in Leavening Power.—U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
lewder ABSOLUTEDf PURE FROM EAR TO EAR. FERNANDO CHACON EFFECTUALLY CUTS HIS THROAT. Having Lost His Leg and His Friends He "Was Tired of Life and Ended It in a Cell in the City Prison. Shortly after 7 o'clock yesterday morn ing, Fernando Chacon, an old Mexican, who was confined in the city prison, committed suicide in his cell in a horri ble manner. Chacon was taken to the police sta tion on Saturday afternoon at 8 o'clock by Detective Bosqui, at the request of an old woman named Josefa Montafio, with whom he hadjjeen living for some time on Castelar street. The woman called upon Chief Glass earlier in the day and stated that she was very much afraid of Chacon, who had been very despondent of late, and had threatened to do himself harm on several occasions. Detective Bosqui was accordingly sent out to bring Chacon in, and on his arrival at the station the old man was taken into the chief's office. The Mexican was unable to speak a word of English, but through the medium of Mr. I. H. Polk, who happened to be in tbe office ut the time, Chief Glass ques tioned him. In a perfectly rational manner Chacon stated that about six months ago he was taken to the county hospital for treat ment while sufl'ering from inflam matory rheumatism, and as a last resort the surgeons at that institution amputated his right leg. He was re- ' cently discharged from the hospital, but being unable to work, he was not wel- j corned back to his old haunts by his ! former associates. This fact, and the I treatment he received at the hands of Josefa Montafio, who was evidently anxious to got rid of him, preyed upon j his mind, but his greatest source of alarm was that he would be sent back to the hospital. As he hated that place, he had threatened, and was still deter mined to kill himself rather than re turn. After talking to the old man for some | time, Chief Glass promised to Bud an asylum for him at the county poor farm, at Downey, and ordered that he be locked up in the city prison for medical treatment until Monday. As is usual with all persons before being taken back into the jail, Chacon was searched and among other things, a large clasp knife was taken away from him, as it was feared that he might do himself an injury. He was then turned over to the jailer, and locked up in a solitary cell. Though evidently not overjoyed at the fate in store for him, the old Mexican was apparently resigned, and slept tranquilly all night. He was awakened shortly before 7 o'clock by Jailer Clayton, who left him In order to superintend the preparations for the breakfast of his charges. After an ab sence of about ten minutes the jailer re turned to Chacon's cell, and hearing a gurgling sound threw open the iron door and looked in. To his amazement and horror he saw the body of the old Mexican stretched upon the floor, in a Dool of blood, which spurted out of a frightful gash, extending from ear to ear across his throat, completely severing | the jugular vein, windpipe and muscles, arid laying bare the spinal column. Though" ati 11 warm, the unfortunate man was already dead ; but in spite of the fact that "death had occurred so speedily, it was evident from the posi tion in" which the body lay, that after j inflicting the ghastly wound, Chacon had endeavored to aggravate it by rend ing the severed flesh with the lingers of his right hand, which still clutched the flesh. A large bowie knife, the blood-stained blade of which was ten inches long and as sharp as a razor, lay close by the body, in such a position as to prove conclusively that it had fallen from the dying man's hand. It was learned that Chacon had con cealed this weapon by suspending it around his neck with a cord which al lowed it to hang in a scabbard between hi»l shoulder blades, and that in this manner he succeeded in eluding the vigilance of the officer who searched him on Saturday. The coroner was notified and the body was removed to the morgue, where an inquest will be held this morning. Chacon was a native of Sonora, Mexico, and prior to hi 3 sickness had been in the employ of Hancock Johnston as a laborer. WILY WESTON. He Reforms in San Francisco and Elopes With Miss Stelling. Henry Byron Weston lived in this city up to 1887, when he was committed to a term of two years' imprisonment in SanQuentin for the robbery of the United States mail. Upon the expiration of his term in July.lßß9, he went to San Fran cisco and took up his residence at the Mission. It seems that he had some means, together with a pleaeing address and persuasive manners. For a time he lived a most exemplary life, regularly attending the Howard Presbyterian church and often visiting the Young Men's Christian association. He went also into society and, says the San Fran cisco Chronicle, soon ensnared the affec tions of Miss Minnie Stelling of 23 La pidge street. Last summer Weston pur chased the Golden Gate Tea store at 792 Valencia street, paying a small sum' of the purchase price on account, the balance to be paid in January, 189 L. After buying all the stock he could get on credit from Cerf, schloss & Co., J. A. Folger & Co., Lievre, Fricke & Co. and other houses, Weston sold out the busi ness to a man named Price for $700 cash last Thursday. It has since been ascer tained that Weston has departed in quest of a wider field of activity, and has taken with him Miss Stelling, whom he is believed to have married. Found. A large stock of strictly riBST-CLaM ranges, something entirely new, possessing all modern Improvements, perfect in operation, economi cal in fuel. Especially adapted for this climate -at very low prices. F. E. BROWN, 138 South Main. , THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 1890. NEW BOOKS. Perhaps if the results could be weighed, baled, or measured, the fierce zeal of Luther would be found of less moment, than the jolly, biting, 1 scornful laughter of Rabelais. Thisahil itv to be possessed of a mission, to live j with a great purpose at heart,and at the same time preserve, or rather work out a glorious end by means of quip, and joke, and sarcasm, developing an eter nal verity by eternal laughter, is char acteristic of reformers of Latin blood. One of these has been pulled from temporary oblivion by Benjamin M. Tucker, of Boston, who has translated and published Mem Oncle Benjamin, a humorous, satirical and philosophical novel, by Claude Tillier. Tillier's life forms an appendix to the story and is as full of romance, of jollity and misery, of struggle, bravery, failure and achievements, and heroic devotion to principle, as was only possible to a keen progressive mind, which found itself in France in the first years of the nineteenth century. Tillier fought the good light of the cause of the people, the over- I throw of shams, the development of lib- j erty. Nothing can be pictured more ! sombre than the features of his life, I but judging by Oncle Benjamin, fewJ natures could contain more contempt for misfortune, or laugh more at sorrow. It is the ability of the Latins to be brave and gay. The men of Angle blood are none the less brave, but they always have to be serious about it. The Frenchman cries "a la bonheurl'' whether on his way to a fete or to the guillotine. Oncle Benjamin is a picture of Niver nese life in the last century. The humor is a bit broad, and Miss" Veneering or Mr. Slialiowpate may be pleased to term it sometimes vulgar. The student of life and of humanity will revel in it. It is a creation which is scarcely less vigorous than Don Quixote, Gil Bias or Tristam Shandy ; one which people laughed at and benefited by fifty yearn ago, and which will be just as ef fective in centuries to come. MON ONOLK BENJAMIN—By Claude Tillier. For sale by Edwards & McKnight, Lot An geles. »#* Fifteen Years in Hell is the title under which Mr. Luther Benson writes of a portion of his life. Mr. Benson is j now a temperance lecturer, and a zeal ous, sincere worker in the cause he has chosen. For many years he was a drunkard, and wilh a wonderful frank ness he describee his essays to overcome his habit of drinking. It is a dreadful picture of horror, degradation and weak ness he draws, but he limns it bravely, he unbares hia soul, and calls on the world to gaze into its recess es. The book is as effective a temperance argument as any lesson of its kind can be. Its kind is of the buga boo type, with which parents seek some times to frighten children from ill-doing. To weak natures it may be an effective means. No man on reading Mr. Ben son's experience could deliberately wish to become a drunkard, yet the efficacy of such lessons is very doubtful. Humanity cannot be frightened into or out of its course. The bugaboo argument is not a satisfactory method of teaching children, much less men. If there is "a temper ance question," the solution of it cannot be found by holding up to view "terri ble examples." A refining influence as a reformative power is immeasurably su perior to mandator} - or admonitory measures. FIFTEEN years in" HELL—By Luther Benson. ' Tor sale by Merrill dkoook, Los Angeles. FRUIT SHIPMENTS. The Amount Carried by the Southern California Road. General Freight and Passenger Agent Hynes, of the Southern California rail road, has made public the following sta tistics relative to fruit shipments over his road for the year ending June 30, 181)0: Of dried fruit the shipment for 1800 is 02,510,780 pounds, of raisins 88,187,600, green fruit 80,280,000, and canned goods 77,181,800. The company's shipments of grain amounted to 63,430,000 pounds, and of flour 9,450,000 pounds, while other mill oroducts shipped amounted to 5,222,000. With this report Mr. Hynes furnishes the statement that the Southern Cali fornia operates nine branch roads, the total mileage of which is 470, and the average number of men employed by the company is 1000 hands. The total shipments over the company's lines in oranges, lemons, fruits, vegetables and honey for the year commencing July 1, 1889,"and terminating June 80, 1890, amounted to 73,860,000 pounds or about 30,925 lons. These totals show in each instance a very heavy increase oyer the shipments of previous years. Cigarette Smoking Increasing. "The laws against cigarette smoking," said a member of one of the largest firms that manufacture that article, "which forbid their sale to minors and call, in New York at least, for tho immediate arrest of every youth under sixteen who is caught smoking thorn in public places, have not had the slightest effect on the cigarette market. Despite these laws and the thunderings of the medical press the cigarette business has grown steadily, and the entire output of the factories to day is fully one-third greater than that of two years ago. Even if the laws against the cigarette smoking minor were strictly enforced, which they are not, it would not at all influence the trade. "The reason is found in the fact that the average little boy who affects tln> paper wrapped weed has only a very lim ited capital at his command. As he buys only the cheapest brands the big dealers wont waste time in selling to him. He rarely invests in a whole package, and deals almost entirely with those queer little shops in side streets where cigar ettes are sold in broken lots at the rate of two for a penny. As you can easily see, the entire suppression of this branch of the business is not liable to exercise much influence upon the trade at large." —New York Tribune. SPORTY BOYS. THEY (JO TO MONDONVILLE BUT SEE NO FIGHT. Ryan and Barr the Alleged Contestants. Five Rounds Make the Latter Tired and the Former Gains the Contest. "Once bitten twice shy" is a proverb that sometimes does not hold good. How many times have the sportively inclined Afigelenos lost a good night's sleep and a pocket full of change for the purpose of witnessing an alleged glove contest. Last evening while the good people of the city were wending their way homeward from church, the hackmen were reaping a har vest in carrying a number of young bloods to Mondonville, the place selected for a fight between Ryan and Barr. No great attempt was made at secrecy, and at 9:30 about fifty well known young gentlemen could be seen grouped around the building. The principals were late in arriving. The crowd became a little impatient. The startling intelligence reached Mondon ville at 10:30 that a bus containing thirty-one sports had broken down at the corner of Washington and Jefferson, streets. This mishap accounted for the delay of the pugilists. The barn selected tor the event of the evening was ill lighted and the ring was less than fifteen feet square. There were no seats and the admirers of the manly art were obliged to make themselves comfortable on their feet. An elderly gentleman, who, judging from his dialect, hails from Lancashire, made a short, address, and announced that young Cardiff and young Peter Jackson would don the "mittens." They were "honeys" at the business of banging one another. For three rounds they entertained the spectators with a decidedly good exhibition. It was give and take from the jump. Jackson showed to be very clever, but the supe rior weight of his muscular opponent was too much to overcome; Ryan and Barr were next announced. Joe Soto was selected as referee. Barr proved to be an unassuming sort of a fel low with a blonde mustache. He looked to be six feet tall, and was all legs and arms, and a Santa Ana would have about keeled him over. Strict orders were given, however, to keep the doors closed and even the cracks in the barn were stuffed with hay. This precaution was taken to prevent Barr from being struck by the breeze wafted up from Santa Monica. Ryan was quite the re verse of his ministerial looking opponent and it looked as though it would he nec essary for him to get a ladder in order to reach Ban's blonde countenance. There was no blood spilt in the first round. Barr several times let go his left duke. It was a mild let go. In the second round Barr got mad and with al will-bit-you-real-hard-next-time appear ance chased his opponent around the ring. This bit of bravoda cost Bragg a bloody nose. At the sight of the gore, the six-footer nearly fainted. The third round was the most fierce of a battle which will live in the history of the prize ring of America. Seven blows were registered during this sanguinary round. The fifth round took the bakery. There was a clinch ay.d Barr fell to the ground, but he came in contact with mother earth in a most remarkably gentle fash ion. It was a fall worthy a Booth or Barrett. The spectators did not appre ciate the fall. Barr lay as motionless as a corpse. There was this difference: A corpse cannot hear. Barr could, but he no doubt wished that he couldn't. At the expiration of about fifteen sec onds, Carr made a play to get up. Soto gave it v.h his opinion that Barr had not been knocked out, but inasmuch as lie had quit and refused to go on with the tight, there was nothing left but to give the tight to Ryan. The bankers, lawyers, merchants and toughs who composed the crowd, made for the city, all swearing that it was the very last time that they would be caught. An admission of $1 was charged to witness tbe battle. The emulators of John L. Sullivan will divide up about $76 between them. Next. Toys Free. The Mammoth Shoe House w ill con tinue to give toys and handsome holiday presents to all purchasers Monday, Tues day and Wednesday. Pure Blood Is absolutely necessary in order to hare perfect health. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the great blood purifier, quickly conquering scrofula, salt rheum, and all other insidious enemies which attack the blood and undermine the health. It also builds np the whole system, cures dyspepsia and sick headache, and overcomes that tired feeling. Scrofula Sores. "My adopted boy, aged 14 years, suffered terri bly from scrofula sores on his leg, which spread till they at one time formed one great sore from the calf of his leg up to his thigh, partially cov ered with scab, and discharging matter contin ually. The muscles became contracted so that his leg was drawn up and he could hardly walk. We tried everything we could hear of, without suc cess, until we began giving him Hood's Sar saparilla. In just a month, after he had taken two-thirds of a bottle, tbe sores entirely healed, his leg is perfectly straight, and he Can Walk as Well as Ever. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the best medicine I ever saw for scrofulous humor. It has done its work more than satisfactorily." William Sandebs, Rockdale, Milam County, Texas. Hood's Sarsaparilla Bold by druggists. $1; six for $5. Prepared only by C. I. HOOD it CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mas*. I OO Doses One Dollar Stop tlOL&irt | Chronic Gmm Now.j ( For if you do not it may become con- j } sumptlve. For Consumption. Scrofula, j | General Debility an.l IVasHttn Diseases, ) j there is nothing like j | SCOTT'S! Emulsion I Of Pure Cod Liver Oil and HYPOPHOSPHITES I Or lilmo and Sodn. ] It Is almost as palatable 03 milk, Far } botlor Hutu other so-called Emulsions. ( A woudorlul flush producer. j I Scott's Emulsion! ! There ate poor Imitations. Get the genuine.] KAOLKBON & CO. MM & CO. 146 North Spring St MEN'S j Furnishing Goods. — !We have made Extra Preparations for Holiday Trade. On hand A VERY LARGE STOCK 111 (MODS! NECK DRESS, SUSPENDERS, GLOVES, DRESS SHIRTS, Initial Handkerchiefs, UNDERWEAR, UMBRELLAS, MUFFLERS, ETC. j Popular Prices. CHANGE J)F FIRM. To my Patrons and all whom It may concern: This is to certify that I have sold to Messrs. Alexander B. Anderson and Peyton L, Randolph, and have received from them the purchase price for all my business, heretofore carried on and con ducted by me at the Mott Market, iv the city of Los Angeles, under the name "Los Angeles Fishing Company," to gether with the goodwill thereof, and all the furniture, fixtures and general out fit belonging to said business, and hav ing obligated myself to refrain from carrying on or conducting any maiket business whatever in the city of Los An geles of the character of that so sold by me, I hereby earnestly commend to my former patrons, one and all, my succes sors in said business, Messrs. Anderson and Randolph, and bespeak for them a continuance of thepatronag* bo liberally bestowed upon me in the past. Very respectfully, F. Haniman. Witness: J. L. De Jarnatt. Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 5, 181)0. In view of the above, and as it is our intention to have always on hand the most complete assortment of fish, oysters, game and poultry obtainable, we would respectfully request a continu ance of your patronage, which we will endeavor to merit through our prompt attention to your orders. Yours very respectfully, 12-9-Ut " Los Angeles Fisiiino Co. CALL AT CHALMERS & DORAN, 215 S. MAIN ©T. 7 FOR YOUR HOLIDAY GOODS. Elegant Christmas Cards, Plash Goods, Albums, Books and Booklets, cheaper than ever. Christmas tree candles and ornaments very pretty and cheap. Best assortment of parlor games in tbe city. No trashy goods bought to sell cheap. Honest goods at honest prices. 12-21-121 LADIES SHOULD USE For all Irregularities " CREOLE" FEMALE TONIC! For sale at all Drug Stores. At wholesale by F. IV. BKAUN * CO. IZ-10-Gui CHRISTMAS! TURKEYS! TURKEYS! OYSTERS! OYSTERS! GAME! GAME! Los Angeles Fishing Co., MOTT MARK FT. 11-21 lim CHRISTMAS TREES FOR SALE CHEAP. 1141 10t 272 SOUTH MAIN. REDLANDS IMPROVED LANDS FOR SALE BY W. P. McINTOSH, 144 S. MAIN STREET, - - LOS ANGELES, CAL. 20 Acres in ORANGES, Peaches, Apricots and Raisin Grapes. Income, $2,509 annually. Water-right over 80 years old. Price, $000 per acre. Terms, one-third cash ; one-third in three years: one-third in six years. This is the best located 20 acres in the valley, and produces the best raisins and best Washington Navel oranges oi any place In California. The orange crop, 2,850 raisin trays, and 120 -sweat boxes go with the land. Also, :15 acres in old Walnutp, Peaches, Apricots, Plums and Oranges, with oldest and best, water-right, and beautiful stream running through the land. This place adjoins the City of Redlands on the east, and the cheapest on the market. Price, $500 per acre ; easy terms. Also, 10 acres of 5-year-old Washington Navels and Mission Olives. Trout pond, holding 250,000 gallons. Pressure water and everything complete for $0500. Also, 20 acres within one and one-half miles of of Redlands City, one half of which is in Washington Navel and seedling orange trees. Several thousand strawberry plants, small house and barn. Price, only $350 per acre ;or will sell 10 acres at the same rate. Also, 20 acres only two miles from center of City of Redlands, nearly all im proved ; about one-half in orange trees 18 years old. Price, $400 per acre." People familiar with the value of orange land will at once see that most of the foregoing is offered for about one-half its present value, the owners being com pelled to sell to protect their holdings. The unimproved orange lands we sell on TEN (10) YEARS' TIME, only re quiring 10 percent cash down, are selling and improving very fast. Buyers take adyantage of the long time and low rate of interest, and spend their ready money for trees and buildings. -5; MENTONE LANDS, fc- The demand for MENTONE lands is increasing daily on account of the rapid growth made' by the orange trees, the pure water furnished, the superior water system, the fine flavor and beautiful color oi the oranges on account of the high and dry altitude, and the greater quantity oi fruit produced on account that there are no heavy winds to destroy the blossoms or younir fruit. Mentone is conceded to grow the finest olives and strawberry guavas of any place known. For further particulars, maps, etc., address or call on W. P. McINTOSH, i2-i«-im Rooms 6 and 7, No. 144 S. Main street, Los Angeles, Cal. ONE CHANCE IN A THOUSAND. JD± In the other Nine Hundred and Ninty-Nine HOLIDAYS ■SVUb You will not Und such an opportunity to purchase really FIRST-CLASS, STYLISH JJjL Gentlemens Furoishiog Goods AT CUT AWAY PRICES. ————— GOODS FOR THE HOLIDAYS. •JUST THE THING FOR PRESENTS. JULIUS M. MAr<TENvS, 106 S. SPRING ST. SUCCESSOR TO EVAN E. EVANS. 11-22 lm BAILEY & BARKER BROS, DEALERS IN FURNITURE, CARPETS, ETC., The most attractive line in the city. , _ HOLIDAY GOODS 3 NOW IN . X 326, 328 AND 330 South Main Street. Lbs .Anereles. 11-.'tO-lm HOLIDAY NOVELTIES APPROPRIATE GIFTS! DIVANS, SECRETARIES, COUCHES, MUSIC STANDS, SOFAS, CABINETS, LOUNGES, SCREENS, PORTIERB, EASELS, RUGS, PEDESTALS. REED AND RATTAN GOODS. Your Attention and Inspection is Solicited to the most complete line of FURNITURE, CARPETINGS & DRAPERY GOODS ON THE COAST. LOS ANGELES FURNITURE CO., 351 and 353 Main St., Opposite Baker Block. spst cash grocery house. —— BOWEN & CHILDRESS, 538 & 540 SOUTH SPRING STREET. Opposite Public School Building. _ We are now invoicing and marking our large stock of Staple and Fancy G/tirfries down to a> very low CASH price, and on and niter lanuary Ist, 1891, will sell strictly.'or cash. In making this change \vc propose to offer such inducements to all of our old eusjftniers as will make it to their interest to continue to deal with us. and offer to the public tec finest stock of groceries to select from in the city. At the same time give the lowest prices er Li offered west of the Rocky Mountains. Call at our large stores, 511S and 540 South Spring street, and we will make a cus tomer of you. Very respectfully, ' BOWEN St CHILDRESS. 12-12-lm READ! READ! jSf Another prominent landmark in the mercanti!.' fljjffl ~*>j U business to the front. f-5 ■ the Mcdonald shoe house, 118 NORTH SPRING STREET, JgF Under the management of A. S. McDonald ,for M' -ififlU merly of McDonald it Fisher). Ladies', chid ren's and gents'fine footwear. Everything new , ,' a J jdgg^'... direct from the best lactones. Call and examine -<fflrfS3§ W'Tr 1 -ootls and prices. Everybody invited; old s . • "- ■- 'teSyp^ 5 lustomers and new. 11-25 lm "NILES PEASE, IMPORTER AND DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF Eastern Parlor and Ghamber Furniture, Carpets, Oil Cloths, Linoleums, Window Shades, Etc. New Nos. 337, 339 and 341 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, Cal. 9-27-Btu NEW STORE. GEORGE J. BINDER. GOODS. Furniture, Rattan and Reed Goods. CHILDREN'S CARRIAGES A SPECIALTY. No. 223 Broadway, - - Opp. New City Hall. 11-I3m 5