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Joseph D. Lynch. Jambs J. ayers.
| Entered at tbe postoffice at Los Angeles as
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Daily Hbbald, one year 18.00
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Office of Publication, 223-220 West Second
street Telephone 156.
Notice to Mail Subscriber*.
The paper* of all delinquent mail subscribers
to the Los Angeles Daily Hbbald will be
promptly discontinued hereafter. No papers
will be sent to subscribers by mail unless the
same have been paid for ln advance. This rale
I* inflexible. AVERS & LYNCH.
TUESDAY MAY 19, 1881.
Persons who take the Los Angeles
Daily Herald in Southern California
and most localities of Arizona and New
Mexico get all the important local and
telegraphic news from twenty-four to
thirty-six hours in advance of the San
Francisco papers.
Amongst the ether regions naturally
tributary to the present metropolis of
Southern California, which is perhaps
the future metropolis of the Pacific
coast —it is scarcely necessary to say
that we mean Los Angeles—are San
Diego and her beautiful harbor. The
Herald has never attempted to under
value either of these propositions. We
are glad to have them near us, and shall
chronicle their advances with pride, and
with that degree of cordiality which re-
Bults from neighborly feeling and the
certainty that their growth will result
in the advancement of Los Angeles and
ail Southern California.
It its true that San Diego has a harbor
whose beauty almost rivals that of the
Bay of Naples. It fulfills all the condi
tions of that "irridescent dream" which
Bob Ingersoll applied to purity in poli
tics. But dreamland and the prosaic
nineteenth century are really strangers.
They scarcely speak as they pass by.
Quite forty years ago people locat
ed lots in Oldtown and Middle
town in the confident belief that
a great city was soon to spring
up on the borders of that ex
quisite hay. Many of these devout
believers have paid taxes on their lots
in Middletown from 1850 to this year of
grace, 1891. In Middletown the records
of San Diego county will Bhow the name
of nearly every distinguished officer
who afterwards served either in the fed
eral or confederate armies as purchasers
of lots. They were inspired with the
faith that afterwards energized the inde
fatigable A. E. Horton, the creator of
Newtown —the present San Diego—and
the Kimball Brothers, tbe energetic
founders of National City. They
passed by Los Angeles, which they did
not deem worthy of any attention, to
concentrate their investments on a
beautiful bay, which possesses the de
lightful climate which characterizes
Southern California from Point Concep
cion southward.
And yet, to the surprise of these gen
tlemen, Los Angeles has forged steadily
forward to the position of the second
city on the Pacific coast. According to
Mr. Robert P. Porter's census, one has
to go as far east as Denver to encounter
a city ss populous or as wealthy as the
city of Los Angeles. There are to-day
in the six square miles which comprise
Los Angeles as many handsome resi
dences as are to be found in the great
and ojrilent Golden Gate.
Of course, there must be a cause or
causes for such a state of things. For
tunately we have not got to go far for a
solution of the problem.
When Colonel Thomas A. Scott was
in the heyday of his power, and had
concentrated all his splendid executive
abilities on pushing the Texas Pacific
railway to completion, he came out to
Southern California and looked over the
situation for himself. He was accom
panied by Senator John Sherman, Gov
ernor Throckmorton of Texas, Colonel
John W. Forney, and many other distin
guished gentlemen. He spent some
time both in Los Angeles and San Diego,
and he and his companions were dined
and wined in both cities. He put sev
eral parties of engineers in the field.
One of them, under tbe charge of Mr.
Reno, surveyed a route to Yuma by the
San Gorgonio pass. Another, under the
direction of Colonel Joseph U. Crawford,
ran the lines of the direct route over the
formidable range of mountains which
were traversed by the old stage
route. Still another party traced a
line through Warner's pass. When all
the surveys were in, Colonel Scott an
nounced his preference for the San Gor
gonio route, and founded his decision on
the fact that it was commercially the
Here was undoubtedly an unbiased
judgment. San Diego had given him
everything he asked in the way of lands
and depot sites. Los Angeles had given
him nothing. On the contrary, it had
just carried a subsidy in favor of his
great rivals, the magnates of the South
ern and Central Pacific roads. Every
personal feeling was, therefore, in favor
of his deciding in favor of San Diego.
Of course the decision in favor of the
San Gorgonio route meant Los Angeles,
as that charming valley, rather than
pass, debduches directly into this val
ley, as do, by their physical configura
tion, all the highly productive regions of
Southern California. Railways take
cognizance of natural physical difficul
ties, expenses, construction and opera
tion, and they also have regard to the
amount of business which can be trans
acted at a given point. These consider-1
ationa, together with the entire feasi- <
bility of attaining at least three eligible
shipping points near Los Angeles,
which can readily be converted
into secure harbors at small
expense, were overwhelming. Tbe
Southern California railway company,
after having tried a road to San Diego
through the Teraecula caflon, has al
length concluded to give it up, and now
does its business with that city from
Los Angeles, through the coast road.
Our esteemed contemporary, the Sun,
says that Col. Mendell only contem
plated a harbor at San Pedro with four
teen feet of water. On the contrary,
there is already fourteen feet of water in
that harbor at mean low tide, and with
a comparatively small expenditure of
money it can be increased to the needs
of a transcontinental business. What
trifling expenditures can do on the coast
immediately adjoining Los Angeles has
been shown by the work of the Messrs.
Ainsworth and Thompson at Redondo.
A great business is already under way
there, and Santa Monica needs but a
small outlay to swing into line as a se
cure and convenient harbor, equal to
many European ports which do a busi
ness ten times as large as now material
izes at all the ports south of San Fran
cisco put together.
Our San Diego contemporary also finds
it expedient to sneer at the Los Angeles
Terminal railway company. It accuses
that corporation of peddling Ub bonds in
the eastern market. As a matter of fact,
this St. Louis syndicate has not found it
necessary to seek to interest any eastern
capitalists in its venture. It has just
placed $1,500,000 of its bonds at par with
London capitalists. Its membership is
highly distinguished in a financial line.
Prominent amongst them is Mr. Rich
ard C. Kerens, of Kerens & Mitchell,
who has lived in San Diego, and who
knows all about Southern California,
Los Angeles, and her neighbor to the
south included. As Mr. Kerens for
years ran a Btage line from San Diego
to Yuma and beyond, he probably has
been able to form an intelligent judg
ment of the two places, the bay of San
Diego included.
The fact is, there is no use of kicking
against the pricks. God and nature
have marked out Los Angeles as the
southern metropolis, and there is no
power on earth to alter the decree.
Our contemporary, the Sun, and our
charming sister city, may as well bow
to the inevitable first as last. As a por
tion of our "back country" we will take
care of them, and see that they are
taken in out of the cold.
It is greatly feared by the friends of
Mr. Hanchette that he received foul
play in the streets of Chicago going to
the Santa Fe" depot just after nightfall.
The last seen of him was in the ticket
office of tbe Santa Fe". This was about
7 o'clock on the evening of the 7th. It
is probable he went there to see if he
could change his route home, and found
that he could not. The Santa Fe train
for Los Angeles leaves the depot at the
foot of Dearborn street at 7:55 p.m.,
and perhaps Mr. Hanchette started
down Clark street to get the train.
Clark is the next parallel street to Dear
born, and is the worst street in Chicago.
It is infested with footpads, murderers,
thugs, thieves, and the refuse classes of
a great city, and it is worth a reepecta
bly-dreesed man's life to go through it
after dark. If Mr. Hanchette fared
down this street from the ticket
office, he would just have reached,
after candle-light, the danger section of
a city which is alive with thieves and
cutthroats, and which has the most un
reliable and inefficient police depart
ment of any city in the world. It is no
uncommon thing for men to be sand
bagged and robbed in that quarter.
Even in daylight it is not safe to thread
the criminal portion of Clark street, and
if poor Hanchette was caught there after
nightfall we dread to ihink what might
have happened. But we still hope for
the best. He may have suddenly lost
his mind and wandered off to some
place where he was not known. But
even then word should have come from
somebody about him unless he is held
in duress for an ulterior purpose. Had
he gone to Yellowstone Park, as one
dispatch intimates, and been in his
senses, he would have sent a message of
his whereabouts to his wife. The disap
pearance of Mr. Hanchette is one of the
most unaccountable things imaginable,
especially so on the theory that he has
not met with foul play.
The action of the American govern
ments, in refusing the hospitality of
their ports to the congressional vessels
of war of Chile, is a positive fact of co
operation with Balmaceda, whom the
majority of the people of that country
consider a tryant and usurper. Why
should our government not observe
neutrality as strictly with the forces of
the dictator as with those of congress ?
The latter body certainly represents the
people of Chile, whilst it is not certain
that Balmaceda represents anybody.
The so-called insurgents have certainly
maintained their cause with great pluck
and persistence, andshown thattheyare
not a mere mutinous faction. They are
led by the ablest and best men of the
republic, and have their emissaries at
every court. Is it a fair interpretation
of international law that the civilized
nations should act in concert to starve
these brave men into submission to the
usurper? We think not. They have
shown their strength and the merit of
their cause sufficiently to justify every
government to recognize at least their
title to the rights of belligerents. The
government at Washington is practically
acting in offensive alliance with the
usurper, who' is bottled up by the con
gressional naval forces.
President Harrison has commuted
tbe death sentence of the Navaesa riot
ers to imprisonment for life. Having
done this he proceeds to give the cir
cumstances in mitigation which led him
to commute. These are that the men
were held to labor on an island from
which they could not escape and where
there was no administration of justice,
and where they were subject to the
grossest |abuse by the officers of the
company owning the island, without
any recourse whatever. In fact they
were in a helpless state of slavery, re
volted, and in the riot killed some of
their oppressors. Now, if Mr. Harrison
found that the men were forced into re
volt by such acts of tyranny and oppres
sion, he should have pardoned them out
right. It is a mockery of justice in an
executive to justify the offense of these
men and at the s°me time condemn
them to life imprisonment.
The murder of George Miller, Satur
day night, remains as great a mystery
as ever. How this man could have been
dispatched within a few feet of crowds
of people in the card-rooms of the saloon,
and the murderer escape, seems incom
prehensible. If he was killed for re
venge, it ought to be possible to trace
his assassin. If he was killed for the
money he was supposed to have on his
person, the murderer must have been
very familiar with the premises, and
this fact ought to give a clue the.t might
be successfully followed. A close inves
tigation into the relations Miller held
with p.'rsons who would have a motive
for his taking off ought to result in
something that would place the detect
ives on the ritfht track. This city can
not afford to have a crime of this magni
tude and temerity in execution occur
without exhausting all the detective
finesse of our police department to fer
ret out the person who committed it.
If, as seems probable, the confirmation
of. Walter S. Maxwell for chief of the
horticultural department of the world's
fair is defeated, certain Californians will
deserve to be decorated with the un
If Attend the Great Removal Sale of" JACOBY BROS. Fine Clothing at About 50 Cents on the Dollar. 11
■ \-";'-r «»" 36 SI
II This week we inaugurate a Removal Sale that'll go thundering down the ages as the greatest bona H
ii fide Slaughter of Prices and Values ever known in California. The architects notified us that our new ■
|1 stores that are to be greeted at No. 128 to 134 Spring Street would be ready for use in about 90 days— I
I, and we are determined that hot one dollar's worth' of our present stock shall go into them—hence our |j|
I present stock, amounting to over $100,000.00 worth of Men's and Boys' Clothing, Hats and Furnishing ■
J Goods must be turned into cash at once. Consequently we've cut the very life OUt Of prices in every |i
department, and the values we now oner are without a parallel. This is not idle talk, but means that the ii
cream of our elegant brand new Spring Stock MUST GO at lower prices than was ever named by any ||
I reputable house in America. We have cut prices so low that everything will march right along to a lively ||
money-saving tune, and our advice to all concerned is this: If you want to secure the Greatest Bargains 1
in Clothing, Hats and Furnishing Goods on earth, you'll miss it greatly if you invest even a nickel else- ||
where until you have paid us a visit during this our Great Removal Sale. . Bfl
Ii wcSst* un your yes over ese p™ es ' en come anc * see elf
I Goods and Prices side by side: H
I Men's Durable $10 suits cut to $ 5.00 Children's $3.00 Short Pant suits cut to $1.50 1
Men's All-wool $13.50 suits cut to 700 Children's 5.00 Short Pant suits cut to 2.50 ||
Men's All-wool $15 suits cut to 10.00 Children's 6.50 Short Pant suits cut to 4.00 ||
Men's Tailor-made $20 suits cut to 13.50 Children's 8.50 Short Pant suits cut to 500 If
Men's Tailor-made $25 suits cut to 15.00 Boys's6.so Long Pant suits cut to 4.00 ||
' Men's Business $5 and $6 Pants cut to 350 Boys' 9.00 Long Pant suits cut to 5-50 |I
Men's Dress $7 and $8 Pants cut to 5.00 Boys' Single Pants going at Half-Price. II
I This great Sacrifice Sale will be continued till every article in our store is sold. Come at once and |1
I secure the cream of these Great Bargains before our now many full lines are broken. S|
I Our Guarantee: TAPORY A " M I
II If you can duplicate U IJ X UluUUl Accompanied by the ||
any article we sell- cash . promptly and If
H during this our Re- HEADQUARTERS FOR carefully fiUed . Posi . II
ii moval SaIe—ELSE- n 1 ITT 11) ! tivCly n ° g °° ds Ii
|| WHERE at within 25 limit MM HOIieST I>argclinS ! charged at these Los- l|
|| to 50 per cent of our in S Prices - Strictl y ||
|| Price, bring ba ck m m 225, 227 NORTH MAIN STREET, ■
your purchase and get marked in Plain I
L'U your money. TEMPLE BLOCK. Figures. II
The War Against Maxwell.
feathered cordon of the Order of the
Plucked Goose. If California was a
unit behind Mr. Maxwell, no board of
managers at Chicago would dare affront
the state which is asked to contribute so
much to the great horticultural show, by
rejecting him. They are Californians
who are responsible for Mr. Maxwell's
and the state's ill fortune, and if the
appointment now goes to Florida it will
be the fault of our own people. There is
really no objection to Mr. Maxwell
worthy of the name.—[San Diego Sun.
At the present time there seemß to be
some opposition to tbe confirmation of
Walter S. Maxwell of Los Angeles as
chief of the horticultural department of
the world's fair. Should his appoint
ment not be confirmed California will
not get the appointment. Such a thing
would be nothing less than a calamity.
—Whittier Pointer.
Prof. D. Morgenstern, Chiropodist and
Manicure, Late of New York.
And Denver, Colorado, has taken rooms at Ham
mam Baths. 230 South Main street, upstairs.
Office hours from 9 to 4 p. m. Calls by appoint
ment. Telephone, 374.
Horse blanket and buggy robes at Foy's sad
dlery bouse, 315 N. Los Angeles street,
hundred bed room sets at Red Rice's to so
lect from, and sush pretty ones. Why we can
sell you a nice set, alt complete, tor $12; to be
sure it is second hand, but it's good, been re
varnished and made so that if we did not tell
you, you would think it new. Then there are
sets in ash and antique for $18 and $19; again
walnut Bets for $20 to $30; yes, and nice mar
ble top modern sets in walnut $25 to $35;
cherry and mahogany sets, $22 to $100. We
can sell you nice sets that cost $250 for $60.
We can say, without boasting much, that there
is no other place, anywhere, that buys and sells
as Red Rice dees. Buy for cash, sell for cash
strictly; great quantities coming ln and going
out each day ft takes IS people to handle the
goods at Red Rice's. All this trade has come to
us from your good will. Your good will has
come to us because we have honestly kept our
compact with every buyer and every seller
that nas dealt with us from the beginning, and
so it will be to the end. We don't make as
much profit as others on our goods, but we sell
more Roods, and thereby make more money.
We will welcome you at Red Rice's Bazaar,
143 and 145 S. Main, Los Angeles, atfany time,
and treat you th* best we know how.
St. IssA^qaZ
On looking into our window the following card may attract your attention:
|" : THESE i j
< —:will be sold:— \
I Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1
j May 18, 19 and 20, at \
) Large-sized napkins to match, 11.75 per \
) dozen
\ Medium-sized napkins to match, |1.35 per >
S dosen. s
S Guaranteed all Pure Linen. Undoubtedly t
f the best value ever offered
Your attention is also invited to our stock of LAD ES AN D CHILDREN 8
HOSIERY. Special values in Fast Black Hosiery at 200, 25 and 30c a pair.
CORSETS -Th» best values and best makes in Corsets, includiug Dr. Ball s celebrated
Corsets, and Ladles' a d Misses' Waists.
QLOVES AND MITTS. —We are showing a large assortment of Silk and Taffeta
Gloves and Mitts—reliable goods at bottom prices.
PARASOLS.-Excellent values and choice styles in Black and Fancy Parasols,
«bT-You are cordially Invited to inspect our stook.
321 South Spring Street, between Third and Fonrth^treets.

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