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Is inflexible. AVERS <fc LYNCH.
TUESDAY, MAY 26, 1891.
The opposition to the issue of bonds
for a new courthouse and jail in San
Bernardino is waxing very sultry. The
supervisors, however, appear to stand
very firm on the proposition, and say
that as the buildings are an absolute
necessity, they will erect them by a di
rect tax if the election goes against the
bonds. Such a course would, indeed,
raise a most terrific row.
The saloon keepers of San Diego have
get ahead of the city authorities $21,000.
That is the sum they owed for licenses;
but they fought its enforcement in the
courts on technicalities until the author
ities concluded to let bygones be by
gones, provided the saloon men would
agree to pay their licenses in the future.
The saloon men are just that much
ahead; for it goes without saying that
they collected the money from their
customers by watering their stock so
as to cover the license they didn't pay.
The sources of wealth that now lie
neglected are very numerous in South
ern California. Take, for instance, the
contemptuous way in which the stones
of the apricots, peaches and cherries,
which are canned or dried, are allowed
to go to waste. In Europe they would
be worked up into Kirsch-wasser, a high
priced cordial which is held in high es
timation, and which is imported into
this country in considerable quantities.
The day is not distant when we will be
too sensible to waste a thing that can be
converted into a staple of great commer
cial value.
President Coli.is P. Huntington, of
the Southern Pacific railway, has lately
issued an order which will be of great
benefit to Los Angeles, and which can
not fail to please our merchants. He
Las directed that hereafter all supplies
required for the railway south of Mojave
shall be bought in this city. The pur
chasing agent of the company, Mr. H.
Stevenson, will in the future divide his
time between Los Angeles and San
Francisco. We learn from an authori
tative source that this new regulation
means the disbursement of between
$400,000 and $500,000 yearly in this city.
This is a marked sign of the growth of
a very friendly spirit towards Los An
geles in Southern Pacific circles.
"The people," says the Alta, "should
not be deceived by the report from Wash
ington that, notwithstanding the de
crease in the federal revenues, the sur
plus in the treasury is increasing. The
surplus now is not descriptive of the
fund described by that term before this
administration came into power. The
reserve funds of the treasury have been
added to the available funds, in order to
prevent the appearance of a deficit. In
fact, by the book-keeping that showed
the balances until this change was
made, there is now a deficit; and the
falling off in receipts means that it will
increase rather than diminish" The
fact that Secretary Foster has been
compelled to force a -balance to appar
ently meet current expenditures is proof
enough that the surplus is gone and
that the treasury is shinning for funds.
Ex-Mayor Workman has offered to
deed a tract of land to the city at Boyle
Heights for a public park. This offer
includes the free use of his cement res
ervoir and the six-inch pipe leading to
the tract. The tract is 300x500 feet.
The city should not hesitate to accept
any gift of this kind. The more parks
we have, large and small, the better it
will be for our city hereafter. Sagacious
foresight in growing cities in reserving
large tracts for public parks avoids the
expenditure of immense sums after
wards for these indispensable conveni
ences when real estate has risen to great
value. The people of Chicago have been
very far-sighted in this respect, and the
result is that some of the finest and most
extensive parks in the country are to be
found in that city.
The marked falling off in the audi
ences attending the performance of Lord
Fauntleroy shows that the public soon
tire of pieces that invade the nursery.
Precocious infants soon pall on the pub
lic taste. They may be tolerated and
even admired for a brief—very brief—
season, but when they are forced for
ward as a regular thing, theater-going
people willsay with Hamlet, "Something
too much of this." There is a mere
tricious tendency among modern play
wrights to insert parts for precocious
juveniles. And yet, every seasoned
theatre-goer is ill at ease when they
occupy the stage. There is a feeling
that it is not the proper place for a child
—that their prattle, however interest
ing at the home and in the family circle,
is not the pabulum upon which grown
people want to feed. The tendency to ;
put forward children in public is not i
confined to the stage. Parents, too.
often make the mistake of showing off
their little ones in public exhibitions.
The evil of this is that it implants a , i
false idea of smartness in the child, and |,
is calculated to make it forward and ill
mannered. It takes away the pollen of
innocence from them, and detracts from
the interest we should all feel for the lit
tle ones. __________
Boom notes —notes lounded on boom
production—are very abundant in Los
Angeles of late. A reporter of the Her
ald, for instance, has learned from the
officials of the Santa Fe railway com
pany that that corporation alone are
shipping to the east from three to eight
carloads of potatoes a day. The Santa
Fe officials admit that the Southern Pa
cific railway company controls even a
larger area of potato producing country
than their own road, and we are thus
confronted with the proposition that
now from six to sixteen carloads
of that tuber are being daily
shipped from this county to east
ern cities. These large shipments will
continue until the first of July, when
the eastern farmers will take a hand in
the game. The same informant who
gave the reporter of the Herald these
interesting facts states that there are
now fully 12,000 acres in potatoes in Los
Angeles county, and that the railway
average on recorded production in this
county is half a carload to the acre.
Taking no account of home consumption,
this would give us 6000 carloads of spuds
as available for the eastern market.
The farming proposition in Los An
geles county is one of unusual interest.
Take potatoes, for instance. There is
no difficulty whatever in making here
abouts three crops a year of this escu
lent. We gave an instance some time
ago of the wonderful spontaneity of our
soil down towards the Vernon district.
A Chinaman to whom Mrs. Anna P.
Spencer leased a portion of her ranch
raised three crops of potatoes and one
crop of peas within fourteen months.
Such miracles of vegetation are so fre
quent here that nobody is surprised by
them, but they would be very astonish
ing indeed to the industrious market
gardener of the east —a class which is
greatly needed here. A farmer
in this exceptionally favored re
gion can raise a crop of early po
tatoes, succeed it by a crop of cabbages,
and then be ready for a winter crop of
early potatoes. He can raise each
specialty at the time when it will yield
the most remunerative returns, and he
will frequently be able to sell his cab
bages in the eastern market at ten cents
a pound. At such figures a man can get
rich on ten acres of land in half a dozen
years. A single Italian in the neigh
borhood of Downey last year shipped
ninety carloads made up of cabbages
and cauliflowers to the eastern markets,
and got fancy prices for them.
The fact is that California is destined
to supply the east in the future
with both fruit and winter and early
vegetables. While Florida may be
depended upon to produce a limited
amount of oranges and some of the other
semi-tropical fruits, the very soil in
which they are grown has to be created.
The Floridian grows no vegetables.
Everything he creates he imports from
New York and other eastern ports. The
section around Norfolk, Virginia, which
gives New York some early spring vege
tables, cannot enter into the winter com
petition with üb. Then there is the im
mense region between Los Angeles and
Chicago whose people must take both
their fruits and their vegetables from
Southern California. As a matter of
fact, no industrious man can fail to make
a handsome competency who will engage
in the fruit or vegetable business in Los
Angeles county.
We note that that-monumental fraud,
Census Commissioner Robert P. Porter,
lately passed through San Francisco on
his way north. It is a pretty comment
ary on his statement that only 509 acres
were planted in potatoes during the past
year in Oregon, Washington and Cali
fornia, that a single county of the fifty
four counties of California last year
shipped east —to say nothing of home
consumption—six hundred carloads of
that esculent, and that this year prob
ably six thousand carloads will reach
the same market from the same source.
Los Angeles is the Paradise of the in
dustrious and self-reliant farmer. Let
him come here and be happy and as vir
tuous as he pleases.
Had the powers placed the same con
struction upon the international obliga
tion of neutrals in 1776 aa the United
States now places upon its duty towards
the Balmaceda party in Chile, it is
questionable whether we would have
emerged from the revolutionary war as
an independent nation. Whoever has
paid close attention to the politics of
Chile must know that Balmaceda is a
usurper; that he has violated the con
stitution of his country, and set himself
up as dictator; that the congressional
party represents the cause of patriotism
and the constitutional rights of the peo
ple ; and that the men now in arms
against the dictator are fighting for
liberty. If Balmaceda should win in his
fight against the patriots, Chile will be
reduced to a condition of absolute sub
jection to one man backed by an oligar
chy of wealth. The United States gov
ernmejt in its. policy of Btrict neutrality
is doing all it can to bring this about.
Our government should not hesitate to
grant belligerent rights to the congres
sional party, and that would cut the
gordian knot of a situation which, by
the modem conatruction of the interna
tional obligation of neutrals, forces the
people of a free nation to appear before
the world as the supporters of a tyrant
and a usurper; a violator of the consti
tution of his country, and a traitor to the
cause of civil liberty.
Two rather interesting decisions were
handed down in the supreme court of j
the United States yesterday. The first !
iffirmed the constitutionality of the '
original package law. The second de- ;
termined a point raised by Mr. Cleve- ;
land while president. That official re- J
moved a territorial judge of the United <
States for Alaska, and the decapitated '
)fficial sued for his salary on the ground t
that it waa not in the power of the pres
ident to remove a federal judge during
the term for which he waa commis
sioned. The supreme court, Judge Mar
ian delivering the opinion of the bench,
holda that a territorial judge is not a
federal judge, and that the president
consequently only exercised one of his
rightful powers in making the removal
in question. There were three dissent
ing opinions in this case, and amongst
them was that of Mr. Justice Field, of
this state. _
The recent constituting of Redondo aa
a port of entry with a resident deputy
collector is a deserved recognition of that
rapidly growing place. It does today a
business which places it in the front
rank of Pacific coast porta outside of San
Francisco, and at the rate at which her
imports have swollen Redondo will soon
discount San Diego in the amount of ton
nage handled. The new traffic arrange
ment with the Southern Pacific, which
is evidenced by the V which has lately
been put in at the junction of the tracks
of the Southern Pacific and Redondo
railways, out near Jefferson street and
Grand avenue, shows that the large bus
iness heretofore done at Redondo is
about to be largely increased through the
co-operation of the former corporation.
With two railways, the Santa Fe and
Kedondo narrow gauge, this new and
ambitious port may be excused for put
ting on airs. In ratio of growth it dis
counts anything ever known on the
southern coast, and it bids fair to main
tain the impetus with which it started.
The Fakir and His Fun at the Los
It goes with a pop-fizz-ah ! action, doeß
the Fakir. The girls of the company
are all sizes, weights and complexions,
and they have not much to do except to
wear wondrous gowns and look their
But the men, or at least two of them,
are a show in themselves. Mr. Alf.
Hampton, the Col. Lexington, is bub
bling over with new conceits and fresh
stage business; and Mr. Max Arnold
the Fakir himself, does, among a lot o
clever specialties, a clog dance that al
most deserves to be characterized by
that much abused term, artistic.
There is some fine singing,
too little, dancing, and constant
fun making. If you are of the class who
like to take their pleasure seriously, or
if you have convictions regarding the
mission of the drama, or are accustomed
to a point of view of affairs dramatic so
high that the rarified surrounding at
mosphere makes laughter a pain, why
do not venture to see the Fakir ;* for he
is all nonsense, all jingle, all joke. But
there are a few of us left who like such
things occasionally, and who will enjoy
seeing this latest dramatic syllabub.
It is billed for tonight and tomorrow
night only, at the Los Angeles theater.
Miss Katie Emmet t, one of America's
foremost soubrettes, has made for her
self a most enviable reputation as a star
from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific.
The Waifs of New York, the play in
which Miss Emmett appears this sea
son, is one of tbe strongest plays before
the public, and tells a simple, touching
story of the trials and sufferings of two
friendless and homeless waifs cast adrift
upon the cold charity of the world in
the great metropolis, and of their subse
quent rise to prosperity. It is a play
that teaches a good moral, and one that
should be witnessed by every mother
and child in the country, as there is
nothing to be seen during its actions to
offend the most fastidious. Miss Em
mett and her company will appear at
the opera house Wednesday, June 4th,
for four nights and Saturday matinee.
People continue to throng this popu
lar resort and evince much pleasure with
the entertainment afforded. The aim
of the management is to present plenty
of amusement for a nominal cost, and
people must be satisfied with the qual
ity and quantity or else they would
not flock there as they do; This week's
programme contains many features and
an entire new company will arrive next
The Close of Their First Confer
Sabbath, the closing day of the Free
Methodist conference, at their church
on Fifth and Wall streets, was a great
day amongst them.
The love feast was an old-time one.
The church was packed to listen to a
masterly sermon by General Superin
tendent B. T. Roberts, on the theme
The Character and Composition
of the Church of God. Clear
ness, simplicity and pungency char
acterized the discourse. At the close of
the sermon Rev. C. B. Ebey, the pastor
of the church, presented the matter of
the remaining indebtedness upon the
church. It a few moments it was paid
in and subscribed, and Rev. Mr. Roberts
offered the dedicatory prayer. The
chapel is a model of neatness and sim-
Elicity, capable of seating about two
uudred people.
In the afternoon at 2:30 Rev. J. A.
Wood, of the National holiness associa
tion, preached a very clear discourse on
the subject of Perfect Love. At the close
of this service, General Supesintendent
B. T. Roberts set apart to the office of
deacons J. S. Nickle, Frank K. Dubois,
A. B. Phillips and E. C. Shipley.
At 7:30 o'clock Mr. Roberts again
preached to a crowded house on the Ne
cessity of Radical Work in Religion.
The altar was crowded with seekers.
Seven persons united with the church
during the services. The church here
has been greatly encouraged by these
services, and the new pastor, Rev. Thos.
Fluck, enters upon his pastorate hope
ful of a successful year.
Pabst's Blue Ribbon Beer
Is the finest brewed. Nothing better as a tonic.
California Wine Company, Sole Agent.
be slightly rainy.
Red Rice's, Tuesday, May 26th—Its mighty
good policy to be honest, says Red Rice; yes,
yes. It turneth away a great array of envious
reproach. Reader it is our and your good for
tune that we have made some rare good buys
in rich and expensive furniture, very cheap.
Come and see for yourself. You who have
never visited Red Rice's, a genuine surprise
awaits you, for verily Red Rice keepeth not a
junk shop, but great stores wherein are neatly .
displayed the greatest stock of merchandise
pertaining to house furnishing in all this fair
land; all of which is being sold very, very
cheap.! Yes, come and see how well you can do
this week, both in quality and price at Red
Rice's Bazaar, 143 and 145 S. Main st. Los An- i
Bridge and Road Matters — Ex-Tax
Collector Piatt's Bondsmen.'
The board of supervisors met ip. regu
lar session yesterday. Among the busi
ness transacted waa the ordering of the
bridge across the wash in the Hammel
& Denker rancho, on the Los Angeles
and Santa Monica central road, to be in
creased in length by 16 feet, and bridge
No. 2, on the same road, to be length
ened four feet. J. D. Mercerean, the
contractor, was allowed $106.65 addi
tional for these changeß.
It was decided that the board should
today visit the Garvcy and Monterey
pass road and Electric avenue in the
San (Jabriel road district.
An order waa iasued for the sale
of the buildings on the city prop
erty at the corner of Temple and New
High streets. The buildings are three
in number and will be sold at public
auction on _me 27th at 12 m. to the
highest bidsfl).
During the session an interesting dis
cussion took place between Charles
Johnson, the referee in the case of the
county against the bondsmen of ex-Tax
Collector Piatt and the supervisors. The
county will maintain that the bondsmen
must be reaponaible for Piatt's receipts
aa shown on his cash book, but Johnson
holda that if double assessments have
been collected, Piatt is only liable for
what was legally due the county. No
action was taken in the matter.
The Mayor Knocks Out a Nice Little
Mayor Hazard has refuaed his ap
proval to the demand for salary by the
commissioners in the matter of opening
Sixth street, the opening having failed
and there being no chance to pay them
out of the assessments. In his message,
on the subject the mayor says that the
claim of the commissioners looks all
right on the face of it, but that the
amount charged, $600 for three men, is
exorbitant, and that $60 would be
amply sufficient. He goes into the de
tails of possible abuses permitted by the
system of allowing the commissioners to
.fix their own salaries, and suggests that
the council fix the amount to be paid
before any more commissioners are ap
Complaints Filed Yesterday With the
County Clerk.
Among the documents filed with the
county clerk yesterday were the prelim
inary papers in the following new cases:
S. M. Sevier sues J. C. Whittingston
et al. for $2150, damages caused by the
action of the defendants in tearing up a
certain two-inch pipe which supplied
the land of plaintiff with water.
Hannah Van Every sues T. N. Mc-
Cracken et al. to foreclose a mortgage
on section 15, T. 7N., R. 13 W.. amount
ing to $1000, and for $200 attorneys' fees.
S. S. Chaffe suea Katie C. Firßich to
foreclose a mortgage for $2500, and for
the appointment of a receiver.
R. A. Guthrie & Co., merchants, file
papers in insolvency. Their unincum
bered assets are scheduled at about
$5500 and their liabilities at $4754.40.
Anna H. Johnson suea Thomas W.
Johnson et al. to obtain partition of an
II Change «f Loral lon.
Donahue's Grocery House will remove, May
25th, to 216 and 218 8. Spring St., with
Seymour & Johnson Co.

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. *
A Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.
Superior to every other known.
Used in Millions of Homes—
40 Years the Standard.
Delicious Cake and Pastry, Light Flaky
Biscuit, Griddle Cakes, Palatable
and Wholesome.
No other baking powder flo;r. such work.
"It Is composed of the pures
materials, and represents the
full medicinal value of Jamaica
Ginger in the highest degree of
(**- t»sf-4 WM. T. WHNZKLL,
Analytical Chemist.
S~- —-H Bold by Druggist! and Wine Merchants.
___'•» .~.v..-' Jos. N. Souther Manuf g Co.
Guarantee Cure for Gonorrhoea, Chronic Gleet, Run
-11 hi;.- Ulcers orStricturesand Lucorrhteaof long stand
iiit' poHitively cured from 6to H days. Sold by Drug*
I'ißt.s. Ml.l only bj SOI'THKRH i AI.IFORN
IA licit II CO., ..<>* Angeles, flial., l A.
■'rice, 01. O. Box SS
K. W. BRADN & CO.,
5-24-3 m ' Wholesale Agents.
Baker Iron Works
950 to 966 BUENA VISTA ST,
Adjoining the Southern Pac'flc Ground". Tele'
phone 124. m Z2
St. tesA^ef?:
We wish to interest you this week in our
We have just received twenty pieces of black goods, and are offering"
special values in the more medium prices—(loc, 75c, 80c, 90c, $1.00
and $1.25 a yard. Our 46-inch black all wool Henrietta,
at 75c a yard, is something extraordinary. .
Black Cashmeres, Black Nun's Veilings,
Black Serges, Black Challies,
Black Henriettas, Black Stripes and Coin Spots,
A Full Line of Priestly Silk Wrap Henriettas, Nun's Veilings,
Melrose, Drap d'Alma, Armures, Etc., Etc.
ITS - *You are cordially invited to inspect this large assortment of Black Dress
Goods, comprising the most reliable makes only, in the beet values.
331 South Spring; Street, between Third and Fourth Streets.
| Agent SherwinWilliins Paints, '■
L and Glues, St. Louis Lead, !
\mV&iJOOsW Corner Second and Main Sts., f
j LOg ANGELESi . . CAL . -
6-24 lmeod
and Moth Remedy. . Trled Vcrm R l e n medV' oth
flP *• By putting this powder under the edges of carpets, I guarantee that there will be n
Moths. It has the same effect if used for upholstered furniture, wqolen goods, wearing ap
parel, etc. Address all communications to JOSEI'H MEHI.ER, San Bernardino, Cal., Sole
Agent for the Pacific Coast. For sale by C. F. HEINZEMAN. 222 N. Main St.; C. H. HANCE,
177 and 179 N. Spring St.; F. J. GIESE, 103 N. Main St., and all leading druggists. 5-1 tf
:1i j m
J||jß ] n or< j er to introduce my
Genuine Hand-Sewed $5
Shoes, I have authorized my
3fe )&%. Agent for Los Angeles, to sel!
iufi* 1 widths and sizes. Button,
$5. | W. L. DOUGLAS, f $4..
SecoDd-hand -:- Furniture,
Be sure and give me a call. I have a complete
line of goods, and will sell CHEAP for cash or
installments. Will rent baby buggies by day or
451 S. SPRING ST. LOCK BOX 1921.
■wm LAN
Creamery Butter!
Depot, Fourth and][Broadway.
5-24 lm
L. B. COHN'S, -:- The Pawnbroker's
Main.Btrset,.opp. Western Union Tel
egraph office, for
Money, Diamonds and Watches.
4 9-3 m
The Gem of the San Gabriel Valley
Only Three Miles from City Limits of Los
Property of San Gabriel Wine Co., .
Original owners.
On line ol S. P. R. R. and San Gabriel Valley
Sapid Transit R. R. t
From 10 to 16 minutes to the Plaza, Los An
geles City.
Inexhaustible quantities guaranteed.
Apply at Office of
Ramona, Los Angeles County,
IQ-26U Or to M. D. WILLIAMS. Ramona
And Tumors removed without knife or pain. .
Cure or no pay. Must come while they are
small. 8. R. CHAMLEE, M. D„ Office and
Dispensary, 129 S Spring street, Los Angeles, .
Cal. 5-9-lm

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