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DAILY HERALD. PUBLISHED • EVEN PAYS A WEEK. Jossm D. Lynch, jambs J. Aybbs. 4YERB & LYNCH, - - PUBLISHERS. (Entered at the postoffice at Los Angeles as second-class matter. I DELIVERED BY CARRIERS At Me Per Week, or 80c Per Month. TBBMS BT MAIL, INCLUDING FOSTAOB: Daily Hbbald, one year f - 22 Daily Hbbald, six months *•«} Daily Hbbald, three months 2.25 Wbbkly Hbbald, one year 2.00 Wbbklt Hbrald, six months 1.00 Wbbkly Hbbald, three months 60 Illustbatbd Hbrald, per copy ..15 Offlce of Publication, 223-225 West Second street. Telephone 156. Notice to Mail Subscribers. The papers of all delinquent mail subscribers to the Los Angeles Daily Hbbald will be promptly discontinued hereafter. No papers wUI be sent to subscribers by mail unless the same have been paid for in advance. This rale Is Inflexible. AVERS St LYNCH. TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 1891. RETRENCHMENT THE ORDER OF THE DAY. The city council pasßed the ordinance retrenching salaries and abolishing of fices, yesterday, without losing any time in its discussion. The rules were sus pended and all but one member voted for its passage. It affects all depart ments of the city government, and wakes cuts that in the aggregate will amount to quite a large saving to the taxpayers. Without entering into the merits of this measure in detail, we cer tainly believe that it is high time that the affairs of thiß city should be con ducted on a cheaper basis than has here tofore obtained. The municipal ex penses of Los Angeles have been out of all reason. The taxpayers have been furnishing money enough to carry on a city twice the size of ours. The effort has heretofore been to multiply offices instead of reducing them. The number of supernumeraries in every department has been rather on the principle of im peding business than expediting it. Officials were in each other's way, so numerous had they become. The last council was actuated by a mania to make Los Angeles the paradise of office-holders and tbe ne-plus ultra of municipal extravagance. The people have been wonder fully patient under the weight of the unnecessary burden they have been compelled to carry. It may be that the present council has abolished some places that ought to be retained; but that is what occurs in every reform of this character, and the fault, if it have been committed, is on the right side. Now if the supervisors would follow the example set by the city council they would receive the thanks of the people all over the county. There is extrava gance and waste in every department. The county roads are eating up too much money, and the expenditure for bridges ia something that ought to receive a se vere overhauling. Bridges are built across rivers in the Bummer to be washed away by the first freshet that comes along in the winter. They seem to have been built with a view to that. Instead of giving us a few well-con structed and securely fastened bridges in a few places, the policy has been to place flimsy bridges in many places. Then the court expenses are enormous and out of all character with the services rendered. Justices and constables pile up unnecessary fees, and there is waste in all directions. Let us have county as well as city retrenchment. The latest conclusion regarding the missing Hanchette is that he has gone to South America. If he has delibe rately run away from his family, it is safe to conclude that he is a coward and a scoundrel, provided, of course, that-he is mentally responsible, and he has never given any indication that he was not. —Santa Ana Press. What good is accomplished by putting forth such impossible "ifs?" There could be no possible reason for Mr. Hanchette to "deliberately" desert his family. Besides, he was not a man made that way. For four years he filled the position of city editor of this paper, and we never knew a man of more correct principles, more reliable and conscientious in the discharge of all his duties, more devoted to his fam ily, or more worthy of the unlimited confidence which his friends reposed in him. He had no financial reasons to force him to any extreme course, for he was comfortably well off in this world's goods, whilst the earnings of his wife as principal of one of our schools and the decent salary he himself could always command, placed them both in a most prosperous position. There are only two possible hypotheses to account for his disappearance. One, that he has wandered away in a state of dementia, the other that he met with foul play in Chicago on the night he was to start for home. We fear for the latter; but hope for the former as the true expla nation of the mystery. The • Sacramento Record-Union drew timely attention of the state board of education to the fact that some of the school journals of the state have fallen under the malign influences of the east ern school book ring, and are doing what they can to bring the text-books printed by the state into public dis repute. Everybody knows by what dark and devious ways the agents of the great eastern Bchool-book trust work. The California departure has been a great thorn in the side of that unscrupulous monopoly, and it stops at nothing to undermine it with the peo ple. Last winter it procured the pub lication in San Francisco papers of state ments that had long been disproved, and it had a bill introduced in the leg islature with a "bug" concealed in it that would have wrecked the state text book system if the "little joker" had not been discovered just as the bill was about to pass. The state board of edu cation delects an official journal for the . jßchc<d department, and it'yo-oid be an act of great injustice to the state text books to select an organ that has played into the hands of the eastern schooi book ring. The most appalling railroad calamity that has occurred since the Ashtabula horror is the one that has just thrown Switzerland into mourning. An excur sion train, crowded with people going to a musical festival, was suddenly precipi tated into a river by the collapse of the bridge crossing it, and the last report gives the number of killed at 120, whilst the number of injured reaches into the hundreds. The swift current of the river doubtless carried away many bodies, and it will be some time before the extent of the calamity will be fully ascertained. Nothing could give one a a more strikingly awful idea of the sweepingcharacter of the fatality in this accident than the information contained in the dispatches, that no family in Basle has escaped the loss of kindred or friends, and several have been entirely wiped out. No satisfactory reason has yet been given for the collapse of the bridge, hut that some one is to blame for this terrible accident there can be little doubt. Professor Richard A. Lucchbsi, long a resident of San Francisco and eminent in its musical circles, has come to Los Angeles with \ view to permanent loca tion. The professor is not only eminent as a leader and composer, but is consid ered one of the best musical critics in the country. He will perhaps introduce himself to the music-loving people of Los Angeles by giving a concert in which several of his most approved composi tions will be executed. We are glad to announce the valuable accession of 60 distinguished a musician as Professor Lucchesi to a community like ours, which is enthusiastically devoted to the divine art. ' BIRD'S-EYE GLANCE AT YOSEMITE The Last Glimpse of the Old Stage Days. What One Has to Do to See the World's Wonder—Wawona and Chil nualna Falls—The Matchless Valley. Gossip Concerning World| Beating Views. For now these many years—he is in clined to think that they stretch back to tbe date of his arrival in California in 1872—the writer has been intending to take in the Yosemite valley. Although often urged to do so by the suave and capable San Francisco agent of the Yosemite Stage and Turnpike company, Samuel Miller, he had been putting the thing off from year to year, always putting it off to the next season. He finally made the plunge the other day, and below follows a portion of his experiences. GETTING INTO THE MOUNTAINS. The tourist or Angelefio who desires to explore the Yosemite valley takes the 1:35 p.m. train at the Arcade depot, which will deposit him at Berenda station somewhere about 4 o'clock the next morning. At this season of the year the day is breaking, and he begins to look around for the train that is to convey him to Raymond, some forty miles distant. The saving of that amount of staging is a most sen sible convenience. At 5 o'clock he is under way, and is enabled to approve of the admirable habits of the rabbit fam ily, both of the jack and cotton tail variety, which believe in catching the rabbit equivalent of the early worm. These interesting creatures are numer ous enough to suggest the refrain, "We're coming Father Abraham, three hundred thousand strong." A conscrip tion of these varmints between Berenda and Raymond would make the rosters of the German and Russian armies seem small in the comparison. After traversing a lot of hog-wallows of an intensely uninteresting description, Raymond is reached, an excellent break fast is consumed and a memorable ascent begins. It is so uninterrupted for hours that the refrain of the song, "Upin a boys," up, and up, and up, is the principal theme suggested. And one winds in and in, and up and up, break ing through grand mountain chains. The idea is impressed upon one that God is good to provide the occasional passes that make it at all possible to penetrate these august recesses and ascend these tremendous heights. Before reaching them, however, one passes fine quarries of granite, the product of which is now being used in building operations in the Mare Island navy yard, and the famous Grub Gulch quartz mills, that have pro duced a great deal of treasure in their day. Our townsman, John Haley,was for years interested in one of the mines which made a good record in Fresno county. He has lately disposed of his property to a syndicate. The only other object of interest encountered on the way, with the exception of theconstantly recurring scenic vistas, is the lumber flume which discharges its slabs in the town of Ma dera. The weary way is unrelieved until Grant's station is reached. This is a station half way between berenda and Wawona, and is kept by Mr. Liedig, a gentleman who formerly ran the Hotel Lincoln, in this city, with great success. He sought the mountains for the benefit of the health of his children, which was greatly improved by the change. In addition to an excellent cuisine, the Grant station hotel is commended to invalids by a sulphur Bpring which is contiguous to it. WAWONA. Grant's station is midway between Raymond and Wawona, which latter point is reached about sun-down. It is a charming resort, and is kept by the Washburn Brothers, who are large stock holders in the Yosemite Stage and Turn pike company. It ia poetically situated at the base of great mountains and on the hanks of the south branch of the Merced river, a noble trout stream, of inconceivable swiftness, wlrtch frets itself into foam over firmly imbedded rocks. The Wawona hotel has about every merit that a mountain resort could have. The cuisine is notably good, the other accommodations are excellent, the THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, JUNEj 16, 1891. trout fishing is recommended by its near ness and the gameness and abundance of the finny tribe and the nearness of the Chilnualna falls lends to the whole a romantic witchery. A night spent at this delightful place, followed by a trout breakfast, is a thing to be pleasurably recalled as long as memory shall hold its seat. There is a detachment of United States cavalry here, who picket their horses on the banks of the Merced, and the officers, of course, contribute to the limited society of the place. The artist, Hill, also has his studio at Wa wona, and it is graced by views of the Yosemite valley that possess much artistic merit and a vraisemblance quite remarkable to the objects sought to be depicted. Absorbed in the details of the route, I had almost forgotten to state that, as our party descended to Grant's station, we met Governor Markham, his secre tary, Higgins, Hervey Lindley and oth ers on the stage coming up the grade. If hilarity is any outward sign of an inward and invisible grace, begotten of extra dry Mumm, or some acceptable substitute, then I think I may safely say that the party had looked upon the wine when it was red, or that, if it were white wine, that it had at least moved itself aright. There was certainly noth ing dry about that crowd, and it looked and acted as if it had struck all the cadences from "Now let every bachelor fill up his glass" down to "For he's a jolly good fellow." But perhaps it all lay in the rare mountain air, and the nu merous empty bottles that were still lying around Liedig's had nothing to do with the joyous chorus that proceeded from the home-going stage. The gov ernor and his party were in the valley nine days, and a hurried glance at the goodly company satisfied us that the commissariat department had been at tended to by experienced hands. THE JOCRMEY TO INSPIRATION POINT —VNDER DIFFICULTIES. Refreshed by a sound sleep in sweet clean bed?, the tourist takes an early start for the Yosemite. It so happened that our party was allotted an open stage. We were told that the condens ing vapors which began to crystalize on hair and hat were a mere mist, which would shortly lift under the influence of a genial sun ; but, instead of "lifting," they steadily grew more dense. After awhile it began to rain pitchforks. This was succeeded by cats and dogs, and this last by hammer and tongs. Finally the rain became so intense that old Noah's flood was brought out of the dim adumbraof one's memory of early Bibli cal reading, and one took a solid satis faction in knowing that one was six pr seven thousand feet above the datum plane, and would thus probably not be' obliged to intone the old refrain, "Oh Noah, won't you let me in?" which is believed to be an authentic chronicle of an appeal made to to the original "oner" in an aquatic sense, to fall back upon the felicitous phrase of the "Marchiori- 1 ness" in "Old Curiosity Shop." And it" rained, and it rained, and yet again ity rained, until every man and woman of? that party —all in fact —felt that, to quote Mantalini, they were "dem'd moist, unpleasant bodies." But all knew that a great treat was in store and they kept good hearts. The writer, and an able-bodied Slavonian who occupied the back seat with him, took an unfair advantage of the rest of the crowd. Sev eral stout bottles were packed securely in valises which were conveniently on hand, and if those two were wet to the skin, as they were, a good counter irri tant under the skin kept everything lovely. But a truce with badinage, however historically correct! A turn in the mountain ascent brought us to the place which has been happily named "Inspiration Point." Here the driver very properly came to a halt. Description of a wonder like the first sight of the Yosemite valley is a task far too ambitious for my pen. On the Beventy or so odd miles of staging which intervened between Raymond and this capital point of observation we had passed many enchanting spots and enjoyed innumerable enrapturing views. But here was a coup d'ceil which would have given new energy to the brush of a Michael Angelo or a Raphael. Even the most explosive human being, face to face with this marvel of nature, has no desire to indulge in explosive epithets. He is hushed, if at all imaginative, into an ecstasy of ap preciation. First there is the valley itself which, if he is at all perceptive, wins from him a glad recognition. Its gentle and vernal beauty are indescrib ably interesting in contrast to its majes tic environment. Through it flows the swiit Merced, with more than the brawl ing rythm of the Arkansas in its royal gorge, and gleaming even under the lowering clouds in silver radiance. As was right under the circumstances, dur ing our brief halt at Inspiration Point, the descending sun showed his face for a moment through a rift in the clouds. The effect was magical. To the left was the tremendous cafion, with itn river, leading up to El Capitan. This giant bluff suggests every noble facade of every marble building one has ever seen multiplied a hundred fold. The Palace hotel of San Francisco, sixteen or seventeen times as high, and ten times as broad, would give a weak idea of this tremendous blulf. It is seamed by a score of silver streams, which either burst out of its sides half way down its face, or plunge from its summit. This superb rampart springs over thirty-three hundred feet from the level of the valley, and the few tall trees that ornament its summit look to be no higher than gooseberry bushes, although they are undoubtedly arboral stalwarts. On the right the eye rests upon the tremendous mountain from which the Bridal Veil discharges itself. This splendid volume of water makes a clear leap of over fifteen hundred feet, and the sparkling, fleecy waters admit of rainbow effects that shame the hues of the kaleidoscope. Exquisite and ma jestic, indeed, is this view from Inspira tion Point, and the descent into the val ley is a miracle of road engineering. In a sense this stage road almost rivals the railway marvel over the Tehachepi Pass. The valley itself, when reached, is found to be lovely in the extreme. It is about five miles from the point at which it is entered to the Stoneman house. The river bottom, well wooded, and the ripple and plash of the Merced river make the progress of the tourist musical. At every turn some new sor cery of scenery enlists his enraptured attention. Now it is the cathedral spires, then the half dome, next Glacier Point; and, most interestingof all, the Yosemite Falls proper, near which the Stoneman house is located. By this time the party have found their tongues. The rain is forgotten by all. Many of the tourists have been in Switzerland and other countries famous for fine mountain scenery. The universal admission is that, never in all their wanderings, has anything so grand, awe-inspiring and beautiful been encountered by them anywhere. From the verandas of the Stoneman house the eye takes in a sweep whose sublimity is unapproach able on the footstool, and the more ex tensively traveled your interlocutor has been the more enthusiastic and unre served is the admission of this fact. But it iB impossible to give even a bird's-eye view ot this unique region in a single article. I therefore reserve de tails and the big trees for a subsequent screed. J. D. L. AMUSEMENTS. Manager Wyatt had the pleasure of seeing his theater filled by a large audi ence last evening, the occasion being his benefit. The play was A Royal Pass, with George C. Staley in the star role. The play is a wonderful affair. A wicked Russian police agent is always on the verge of sending Ivan Zotoff, who has estates and a wife, to Siberia, with the view of acquiring the property by marry ing the wife when Zotoff shall have died in the mines. In each act the plot is on the point of being successful, when An drew Hoffer, a German mountain guide, always comes to the rescue with a nickel plated pistol as the curtain falls, and makes the police agent very angry. The only difference between the laßt act and the other three is that in it the discom fiture of the wicked police agent is sup posed to be permanent, and everybody else is happy. Mi. Staley as Hoffer sings very pleas antly and in his comedy work appeared to win the approbation of a large por tion of the audience. The play is on for this and tomorrow evening. Manager Wyatt has booked the Emma Thursby company at his theater for one concert on Friday evening. Miss Thurs by is known through the length and breadth of the land as probably the moßt successful ballad singer in the world. Her last appearance on this coast was six years ago when she sang in San Francisco with the Thomas con cert company. »** Herr A. Aamold will on Friday and Saturday evenings give a violin recital at Simpson tabernacle. Pie is spoken of in the highest terms as a violinist by the press of places where he has ap peared. [AFTER 15 YEARS! I II Most successful business in our present quarters, we shall be obliged to "Pull up II : Stakes" and move into our New Stores in about 90 days. It's but a short space fi of time in which to unload a stock of over 1 I $100,000! II Worth of Men's, Boys' and Children's Clothing, Hats, Shoes and Furnishing 1 || Goods. But it Must Be Done! It Shall Be Done! It Will Be Done! I || Matters not how great our loss may be, the Goods Must Go, and go they will at I Lower Prices than has ev er been named by any Reputable House on the Coast. I 1 Business is fairly boiling over at our old stand in The Temple Block, and why l| should it not? Reliable new and fresh goods going at Gift Prices is what draws I the crowds. if -8 J UST * THINK *OF* |T ! |f- H j- $28.00 Prince Albert Suits going at $19.00 || ' 1 25.00 Dress Suits cut to 18.00 11 120.00 Business Suits cut to 13-50 .If 18.00 Business Suits cut to ••• 12.00 §1 15.00 Business Suits cut to 10.00 §jf 12.C0 Business Suits cut to 7.00 lit 8.00 Workingmen's Suits cut to 5.00 || Come one, come all, and join in this Great Bona Fide Removal and Clearance Sale ii now going on at the well known and old established Stores of m JACOBY BROS, I HEADQUARTERS FOR BARGAINS,! I 221 to 227 North Main Street, 1 temple: block. || THE SUPERVISORS. Considerable Business Transacted at Yesterday's Meeting. The convention of all county super visors in the five southern counties of California, which was to have been held today in this city, for the purpose of dis cussing methods of assessment, has been postponed indefinitely to some later day, perhaps in the latter part of this week, owing to the inability of many of the supervisors to reach the city at the ap pointed time. The supervisors of this county held a long seseion yesterday and accomplished a great deal of business. The petition for the extension of Oak avenue, in the San (iabriel road district, was denied, because there is not sufficient money in the San Gabriel road fund to pay for the extension. The costs of viewing were assessed to the petitioners. The bond filed in the matter of the Newhall and Pico cafion road was ac cepted and the county surveyor ordered to make a survey. The deeds for the extension of Glen dora avenue were accepted and ordered filed. The petition for the appointment of William T. Howlett as constable of Ballona township was granted. A communication was received from the county treasurer in regard to a safe for the treasurer's office in the new courthouse, and after discussion the matter was referred to Supervisors Perry and Forrester. The petition in regard to a new road in the Santa Susanna precinct was granted, except as regards that portion of the road from the north line of Dev onshire avenue to the west line of Fifth street, Chatsworth Park, and the road was declared to be a public highway for .'lO feet on each side of tho range line between R. 1(3 W. and R. 17 W., T. 2 N., S. B. M., from the north line of the San Fernando ranch to the intersection of the Johnson and Devil's cafion roads. The work of cutting, filling and grad ing the Santa Monica and Los Angeles central road was declared to have been completed satisfactorily and accepted, and it was ordered that T. W. Chase be paid $2348 in full of all demands for such work. Adjourned till today at 10 a.m. Eucalollne Will cure'the worst case ol piles known. REMOVAL. The well-known Jewelry Store of S. NORDLINGErv Will remove about July Ist to our Handsome Store, 109 S. Spring Street, Nadeau Hotel Block. The entire sj-ock of Fancy Goods, consisting of Bronzes, Clocks, Vases, etc., will be positively closed out below cost. Call and examine the merits of this liberal offer. S. NORDLINGER. 6-7-lm The Dog World. A gentleman interested in dog matters yesterday received a letter from the pro prietor of the Solano kennels, at North Ontario. He expresses regret at the death of H. T. Payne's English setter Gladstone, and states that Los Angeles and Fay are now domiciled at Ontario, and that Mr. Payne intends to send Dollie Dimple up there. Dot has just whelped a splendid litter of six. They are by Ah Hing. Amarvlis, the prize winner, has a litter of eight by Kan Koo. They are reported to be beauties. Important To Am,. The most general com plaint that seems to spare neither class nor condition of person, is seated in the liver. Many with woe begono countenances, despon dent spirits and depressed feelings, exaggerate every event until even suicide haß been known to result from this morbid condition of body and mind, yet Simmons' Liver Regulator Is known to be a specific for att'eetions of the Liver, Spleen and Kidneys. I'nllke most pre parations it fully meets the wants of the pa tient whose liver or stomach is disorganized and soon restores the emaciated and spiritless dyspeptic sufferer, to a more hopeful condition oi life than he could otherwise hope to attain. Written for the Herald. NEARER TO THEE. "Nearer My God to Thee," Tremulous the voice that prayed, Not long the hour delayed. Yet nearer to Thee; Sorrow had left its trace, Glorified that aged face, So near to Thee. "Nearer My God to Thee," The mists have rolled away, Clearly, now, I see my way, Father, to Thee. Illumed, those aoul-llt eyes, Radiant with glad surprise, Nearer to Thee. "Nearer My Ood to Thee," Throw wide the heavenly portal, Gone all that is Immortal, Nearer to Thee. In pure white robes array, Sweet, low music play, "Nearer My God to Thee." —Jno. RKD KICK'S. R~ED JUNE Arc not those new bed-room sets just beauti ful.' Hundreds admired them yesterday and several sets were sold, but the variety is yet un broken as we got a big lot. Come, if but to look upon the nicest display of bed room sets in all Los Angeles. Sets that are new and the most modern of modern and all selling for less than manufac turers cost. While we can do so well by you wo want you to call at Red Rice's Bazaar, 143 and 145 S. Main street, Los Angeles.