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DAILY HERALD. FUEL'S™ 225 8t v t.N DAYS A WEEK. Joseph D. Lynch. Jambs J. Aybrs. AVERS & LYNCH, - - PUBLISHERS. (Entered at the postoffice at Lot Angeles as second-class matter. | DELIVERED BY CARRIERS At Me Per Week, or 80c Per Month. TICKS BT MAIL, INCLUDING POBTAOBI Daily Hbbald, one year $8.00 Daily Hbbald, six months 4.25 Daily Hbbald, three months 2.25 Wbskly Hbbald, one year 2.00 Wbbkly Hbbald, six months 1.00 Wbbblt Hbbald, three months 60 Xllustbatbd Hbbald, per copy 15 Office of Publication, 223-225 West Second •treet. Telephone 156. Notice to Mall Snbscrlbers. The papers 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 in advance. This rule Is Inflexible. A VERS A LYNCH. THURSDAY MAY 81, 1801. THE LATEST TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. 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. The McKinleyites are now kept busy explaining how the advance in tin plate of $1.15 per box is not due to the 2.10 cents per pound duty placed on it by the Republican war tariff. The din ner-can men have already paid a bonus of $3,000,000 to the ring that engineered the tin part of the McKinley bill. There is a cruel war now going on in San Bernardino county over the ques tion of building a new courthouse. Riverside leade the phalanxes of the opposition, and there is a trace of county division animus in its determined stand. The question of bonds for the purpose will be submitted to the people, and it looks as if there will be a combination against the proposition outside the county seat that will defeat;it. Nevertheless the fact remains that San Bernardino requires a new courthouse ac much as Los Angeles did four years ago. In one of his swinging-round-the-cir cle speeches President Harrison said that the time had come "when we must claim our share in the world's com merce." There is a strong savor of Democracy in that declaration, which perhaps is the result of a wider view of the country than he had had in his pent-up Utica of Indianapolis or Wash ington. McKinley says: "Let us trade among ourselves and thus keep the money of the people in our own family." Mac and Ben are beginning to diverge and will, if they continue, reach widely separated antipodean positions. Mac's keeping of the money in our own family, means that it shall aggregate in the hands of the great trusts enriched from the earnings of the people by a tariff framed in their interest. The fruit-packing trust, that has been threatened for some time, has finally fully materialized in San Francisco. Amongst the members of the trust is the Southern California Packing com pany of Los Angeles and the Colton company. This combination iB organ ized confessedly for the purpose of en abling its members to realize a greater profit on their goods than they do now. They can accomplish this by two methods—one to limit the amount of fruit packed; and the other, to fix the price they will allow the growers for their green fruit. This they must take or let the fruit rot on the trees. We shall soon Bee the injurious effects of this combination unless the fruit grow ers get together and prepare to ward off the blow. If the growers in each fruit neighborhood should club together and put up a packing establishment for themselves, they would neutralize the evil effects of the combination, and be in position to market their own goods at profitable prices. If not they will be at the mercy of this new trust. This journal is in receipt of a com munication from a person in Los Angeles, calling himself a Demo crat, who objects to our calling attention to the extravagance of our mu nicipal and county governments. The writer of the low-flung and vulgar s.creed iB an uneducated person, who belongs to that lamentably too extended tribe which we venture to baptize as the illit erate His spelling is in line with his political morals, and both are execrably bad. Like all rude and pompfeus ignor amuses, he thinks he knows how to instruct the conductors of a newspaper. He says that the Herald ia responsi ble for the defeat of the Democratic ticket at the late election, and adds that this journal was actuated by personal spite In so doing. We beg to call his attention to the fact that if the Herald were indeed the cause of the defeat of the Democratic candidate for mayor it ren dered a conspicuous public service in that regard. A newspaper never fills a nobler office than in rising above party in order to maintain the party's honor. It is the duty of a political con vention to place men of standing, con sistent political record and high personal character before the people. A party obligation only has force when this duty has been conscientiously discharged. The Herald is heartily Democratic, and in the best sense; but when bolters, and men who represent not a single aspiration of the party, are placed in the front, it will give them their own medicine. In other words, to vary the simile, they will be hoist by their own petard if this journal can bring that result about. Our correspondent seems to be very earnest in his be lief that we defeated candidates whom we deemed unworthy. Consequently, the Hbbald, the Democracy, and the citizens generally, seem to have been in unison. We advise our critic to stick a pin there, and to labor himself, and persuade the few Democrats who agree with him—if indeed he is a Democrat— or there are any Democrats who think in his cross-eyed fashion—to fall into line behind reputable Democrats. The path of success is a straight and narrow one, such as that which is supposed to lead to heaven, and it ia epitomized in the proposition to put none but true men and true Democrats on guard. A VAGARY RUN MAD —AMERICAN CHIV ALRY. The other day the Herald published a bioeraphical sketch of Mrs. Wakenian, an amiable and charming woman who has done a great deal for her sex and for mankind. But, in the course of this ar ticle, there was a statement which we regard as worthy of some attention. The admiring historiographer of Mrs. Wakeman's career says that, amongst her other exploits worthy of mention, is the fact that she hires women to be on band in court when any women are be ing tried, in order that the accused may have one sympathizing person present. This, we take it, Is a perhaps uninten tional but all the same undeserved slur on the chivalry of Americans. We think that there can be no question of the fact that male juries are twenty times as lenient to women as women juries would be. For good or ill, rightly or wrongly, the American juryman always arrays himself on the side of the accused woman. It makes no difference what the circumstances are, the verdict of an Americanj'ury will always be in favor of an arraigned person of the female gen der. From murder to larceny this is the case. The only conceivable instance in which a woman in the United States is ever deprived of her personal liberty for any length of time is when she is liable to do something publicly indecent, which will disturb the high ideal which Americans delight to entertain of the sex. If her offense simply consists of shooting a man down in cold blood, oiten on some trumped up story which nobody really believes, after a brief im prisonment, she is always turned loose. It is true that there are rare cases, like that of the notorious Mrs. Grinder, for instance, in which the peculiar ex ploits of Luerezia Borgia were repeated, when even an American jury has been found to convict a woman and bring her to the gallows. But in that case there was an excited public sentiment which was based on the belief —almost the knowledge—that this woman had poi- Boned a number of people. The proof that she had murdered the man, for whose death she wasjafterwards hanged, by deadly drugs, was irrefragable. When she found that she had at last reached the end of her roue Mrs. Grinder made a full and voluntary confession of the murder by poison of forty-two persons during here baleful career, giving the names and details of the victims. Her first effort in imitation of the Borgia was in the case of a young and particu larly healthy appearing farm hand. She avowed that she would like to see what Bort of a looking corpse he would make. The conviction and execution of this woman was certainly no arraignment of the chivalry of American juries. They stand in with a woman in every in stance in which even so much as a color of justification for a verdict of acquittal can be found. This is particularly the case in California, and from Laura D. Fair down the record of favorable ver dicts in.the arraignments of women has been uniform. In that case all the cir cumstances were highly sensational. Mrs. Fair killed Judge Crittenden be cause he showed a disposition to ac knowledge the claims of his wife and family. She shot him down in the presence of his wife. The American jury came 'gallantly up to the scratch and acquitted Mrs. Fair. The American people, however, could not carry their complaisance any further, and when she tried to utilize her notoriety as a lectur ess she talked to empty benches. In all the sfates of the American union the. laws are singularly favorable to women, forming a remarkable exception to the old English precedent. In this state the testamentary statutes are par ticularly chivalrous. Everything favors the woman, and in this case we have no hesitation in expressing our argeement with them. A woman may murder a man, then lie about him, and go un whipt of justice, for aught we care, but the bold pretence ought not to be put for ward that the sex is not safe from the perhaps too generous male jury. Of course, Mrs. Wakeman desires that woman should vote. It may be said, without shadow of fear, that, just as soon as she desires to vote, she will be accorded that privilege. Up to the present day of grace she prefers to rule the voters, rather than exercise the pro saic and vulgar electoral right herself. The limited number of ladies who figure on Dublic rostrums do not really repre sent the mass of their fellow country women. But the attempt to create the impression that chivalry in America is dead, as Edmund Burke said it was in France after the first French revolution, is to give currency to an untruth of a most flagrant character. To employ an euphemism of Benjamin Harrison, in the United States at least woman is an uncrowned queen. Very large shipments of California brandy are reported from San Francisco. This brandy goes to Europe to be sold as cognac, after some Blight sophistica tion. This is, of course, preferable to the cognac which the ravages of the phylloxera have forced the brandy makers of France to distil out of pota toes and cereals. The demand for our grape brandy is augmenting yearly, and the production has gone on steadily in creasing in volume. The amount shipped last year was 641,803 gallons, and this year it will probably reach a round million. Five years ago we exported only 260,705 gallons, The price for grape brandy in bond here is two dollars a gallon. There would be sense and THE LOS ANGELES HERALD; THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 21, 1891. profit in vineyardists converting their wine into brandy instead of selling it for ten cents a gallon to the wine-buyers. As it is claimed that there is a large amount of surplus wine in the state, here is a way to get rid of it to advan tage. At all events, the unsatisfactory state of the wine market ought to cause our vignerons to pay more attention than they do to the fact that brandy is a saleable article and increasing in de mand at good paying rates. Only the choicest juices should be put on the wine market; the rest should be con verted into grape brandy. The outlook for the fruit crop in the northwestern part of New York and in the states bordering on the lakes is not encouraging. The early spring weather was warm, and prematurely brought out the blossoms on the trees. The warm spell was suddenly succeeded in the be ginning of this month by a very cold wave, carrying with it in some places a blighting frost, which greatly injured the embryonic fruit. In some of the orchards near Rochester, New York, a remarkable phenomenon was discovered. The fruit buds, when cut in two, and ex amined with a microscope, were found to contain a worm in the center of each bud. This was something entirely new to the orchardists, and greatly discour aged them. The weather, however, moderated, and there was hope that there might yet be a considerable fruit crop in the districts that had been touched by frost; but two days ago the dispatches announced another visitation of frost, and the probable destruction of the fruit crop in northwestern New York and Michigan. Of course the shortness of crops in the east will have to be made up from California, and our fruits ought, therefore, to bring a good price. They will do so, unless the pack ing trust is permitted to have every thing its own way. HON. GEO. R. WENDLING. The Talented Washington Lecturer in Los Angeles. Hon. George K. Wendling, of Wash ington, D. C, arrived from Fresno yes- ! terday, and is registered at the West minster. Mr. Wendling was one of the attractions on the list of the star lecture ! course, advertised for Los Angeles by the 1 ex-Rev. S. J. Fleming. Mr. Wendling I lectured in Los Angeles a number of times a few years ago, and drew the largest houses of any lecturer who has ever appeared in this city. He is to lec ture in connection with the star course in Riverside and San Diego, and it is to be hoped that the difficulties of the un fortunate Fleming will not deprive Los Angeles people of the treat of listening to this talented lecturer. For the Herald. SQUIBS IN VERSE. The charming Miss Itata, It is hard to come at her With our chasing man-o'-war; Hheiirted with Card, Ran away with his "pard," And skipped, like a shooting star. The president is home again, From Oregon's perennial rain. And California's rain of flowers; Our gratitude he sought 10 earn. For he badly wants a second term Of presidential powers. Ixo. Ask your druggist for Eucaloline if you are troubled with catarrh j FOLLOW THE CROWDS I JfICOBY BROS.' GREAT REMOVAL SALE! I T A QT* '"PTTTh AY We started a Removal Sale that will totally eclipse anything il ■Ly-Ti-O J. 1 U r/OiJiAi ever b e f ore seen i n this State. Our New Stores at Nos. II 128, 130, 132 and 134 North Spring Street, when completed will be the finest and most comprehensive Bp Clothing, Shoe and Hat Establishment in the far West, we and propose not to move One Dollar's Worth of our H I present Stock, amounting to over $100,000 worth of fine and reliable Clothing and Hats—into our New ' I I Stores, but to Sacrifice the same for the next 90 days at prices that'll startle the most exacting Bargain I Seeker, and prove a Revelation to the oldest inhabitant in this State. We have engaged an extra force of I Salesmen, who will take pleasure in "Dishing out" to the Public from off our Bargain Tables the most ft| |j|f lavish feast of values ever given by any House on Earth. £» I SPECIAL THIS WEEK. I il Men's stylish $30 imported worsted Prince Albert Suits. Must Go at $19.00 S i| Men's Stylish $20 imported worsted Sack and Cutaway Suits, Must Go at 13.50 Bj I Men's Stylish $13.50 Cheviot and Tweed Business Suits, Must Go at 7.00 m 91 Two Thousand Men's $6 and $5 Wool Business Trowsers, Must Go at 3.50 mm II Twenty-five hundred Men's $8.50 and $7 all-wool Dress Trowsers, Must Go at 5.00 i| (See Them in Our "Show Windows.") 1« il m° Boys' and Children's Clothing at about 50e on the Dollar. <=» || I Our Guarantee: TATOPY RRfN I All Orders by Mail I II If you can duplicate V# JLjL V»/ AJ JL JLJ JL\j\J KJ I Accompanied by the H l| any article we sell— cash, promptly and I gg during this our Re- HEADQUARTERS FOR carefully posi . ■ || moval SaIe—ELSE- f\ I ITf IT> • t tively no goods i| || WHERE at within 25 lXT6Bjj 8j11(1 JlOIl6St 1 charged at these Los- IB f|l Prices, bring back 221, 223, 225, 227 NORTH MAIN STREET, One Price. All goods In Il your money. g tore Qpen eyery evening during this Gre at Sale. Fi^ures - I THE LEONIS WILL CASE. Mrs. Leffingweii Gives Some Rac Testimony Against Espiritu. Mrs. Lefflngwell, a former neighbor of Miguel Leonis, whose will is now being contested in department two of the su perior court by Espiritu Chijnlla, his alleged wife, was the principal witness in the case yesterday. Mrs. Leffingwell had had some trouble with Leonis about land and the old Frenchman called on her one day to discuss the question. They talked about Espiritu, whom Leo nis said was only his housekeeper, whose services he paid forat the rate of $15per month. During the conversation Leo nis suggested that Mrs. Leffingwell take Espintu's place. He would pay her the same wages, or more, and would be ena bled to save money if she came, by dis charging his interpreter, Antonis, whose services were costly. Mrs. Leffingwell indignantly spurned the oiler. "I would not have anything to do with you or be around you for a billion a minute," she said. The prin cipal part of the lady's testimony was the fact that Leonis had specifically de nied that Espiritu was his wife, or was anything more to him than a house keeper. Mrs. Leffingwell frankly ad mitted that she was anxious for the heirs to win the case, because, in that event, her claim against the estate for cost? in a suit which she had won from Leonis, would be satisfied. Several other witnesses were exam ined, but their testimony was merely corroborative of that of Mrs. Leffing well. SEND IN YOUR STATEMENTS. The City Assessor Will Otherwise Mark Up Your Property. The city assessor is kicking at the slowness with which property owners are sending in their statements. Notices have been sent to every house, office and store in the city, and if property is assessed to unknown owners now, it will be the fault of the real owners. The omission to send in statements, according to the law, empowers the as j sessor to make an arbitrary assessment, j which cannot be reduced by any action j afterward. Prof. D. Morgengtern, Chiropodist and Manicure, Late of New York. j And Denver, Colorado, has taken rooms at nam \ mam Baths, 230 South Main street, upstairs, j Office hours from () to 4 p. m. Calls by appoint ment. Telephone, 374. If You Feel Dry • Ring up the California Wine Company, tele j phone 110, and order a dozen of Pabst s Blue i Ribbon Beer, the best bottled beer in the mar j ket. or leave orders at 222 8. Sprlnjr st. KID KICK'S, j rpHE WEATHER TODAY 18 LIKELY TO BE— Red Rice today suggests as follows, to-wit: I Having made purchase of some pretty, orna mental opera chairs at low figures, that they | will make you nice lawn or porch chairs, cheap | too: also, sbme extra fine sideboards and ward i robes, that will pay you to look at; selling them !at half first cost. Ought to tempt you. i Very good bed-room sots, $10 to fits; new one* in antique and ash for f 1.8 and fl9. My, my; how cheap. You can fit up for housekeeping at Red Rice's now, for Red Rice keeps about everything. Take a look at those couches and lounses. They are just splendid. And then we are way ahead of others in quality, and way behind in prices. Y>u see we can't get so large prices for goods at Red Rice's as others can. You exp°ct to get'goods for less at Red Rice's than elsewhere, don't you? There are other things besides right prices you expect and get at Red Rice's. Among these are fair and < courteous treatment; no misrepresentation; prompt: and careful attention, together with the largest assortment on this coast to select from. With these among our foundation stones, is there any wonder for the great trade at Red Rice's Bazar, 143 and 145 South Main street, | Los Angeles'.' * Oh, yes; a good toned grand piano now on sale. See it -:: LADIES :: A TTENTIO N! We beg to impress upon you that we are NOW carrying a larger and more complete stock of the BETTER GRADE OF DRY GOODS THAN EVER BEFORE. YOU WILL FIND A GOOD ASSORTMENT IN DRESS GOODS AND TRIMMINGS. KID GLOVES, LACES and CORSETS! Hosiery, Merino, Gauze, Lisle and Muslin Underwear. INFANTS' AND CHILDREN'S WHITE AND COLORED DRESSES. SUN HATS, SUN BONNETS a™ APRONS. OUR NOTION DEPARTMENT , IS COMPLETE IN EVERY DETAIL. The assortment of Parasols and Sun Umbrellas is very large. You should see our elegant stock of Purses, Ribbons and Handkerchiefs. We will not allow any misrepresentations, and refund money for all goods not proving as represented. We want your trade, and will leave no stone unturned to keep it. EXTRA. Mention this "ad." this week and we will give you an 8-button length Mosquetaire Chamoiskin (wash leather) Kid Glove, all sizes, for 75 cents a pair. *CJfnp6urghf 309-311 SOUTH SPRING ST, 5-17-K.O.D o-1 /-iv.w. PIONEER "TRUCK 00. (Successors to McLaln A Lehman,) proprietors or thb Pioneer Truck & Transfer Co. Piano and Safe Moving a Specialty. Telephone 137 3 Market St. Los Angeles' Cat tel-tf BPEOIAL NOTIOE. I make a specialty of Pure California Wines, But up in cases of one dozen each, constating of ie following varieties: Port, Angelica, Bherry, Muscatel, Zlnfandel, and Riesling, and DE LIVER two cases (24 bottles) of the above wines to any part of the United States on receipt of $9.00. Telephone 44. 124 Si 120 N. Spring St. . Branch, 453 8. Spring. Respectfully. 1-12-tf H J WOOU.ACOTT.