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Any person wbo Is nnable to purchase the |Im».i.t) on tbe railroad trains of Southern California or from the news agents of the prln o tpal towns, will confer a favor by promptly notifying as, giving, If possible, name and Place. READ SUNDAY'S HERALD. It -will consist of two parts, twelve pages in alt. It will furnish the best possible medium to the advertiser and the best possible entertainment to the reader. Orders lor extra copies or for advertisements should be left at the Herald business office before 6 o'clock this evening. Tbe paper will be full of news and miscel laneous reading matter. A few of Its many features will be: MEXICO—By George Rice—A study of the neighboring republic—lts agricultural and horticultural possibilities. TABHIONB AND GOSSIP FOR WOMEN—By Madame Le Vanway—Valuable noteß about new modes and materials—Bright notes on subjects of interest to women. WHERE'S YOl'R EGO .'—A rosponse to an as sertion by Rev. J. Minot Savage as to the lo cation of consciousness—An interesting argu ment advanced contradicting the Boston thinker's theory. PLAYS AND PLAYERS - Coming dramatic events—Notes and comments. AMONG THE RANCllEß—Typical facts about Southern California farms—Agricultural and horticultural notes of general interest. MINES AND MINING—The latest develop ments in mining matters in and about South ern California and Arizona. SPORTING NEWS—Local, national and foreign snorting news, edited and commented upon by the Hkeald's sporting editor, "Dag worth." HORSES IN ENGLAND—American bred thor oughbreds which have been sent to England of late. TELEGRAPHIC AND CABLE NEWS —The telegraphic budget will be unusually com plete, including a cable letter from Berlin on social, political and general matters. President Manvel, of the Santa Fe company, says be sees more evidences of prosperity in Southern California than in any other part of the country; and as for this city, he says it has the healthi est business activity of any city this side of Chicago. The Massachusetts Republican plat form declares that "the removal of duties on sugar bas proved a great boon to the country." True, and it has proved a great object lesson as well. The people have learned that the tariff is a tax paid by the consumer, and they will help themselves to other "boons" by un taxing other of their necessaries. The administration appears to be unable to handle the Itata question with any common sense. The whole ma chinery of the United States district court was yesterday set in motion about this matter, which was virtually decided some weeks ago by General Canto, near Valparaiso. In the language of the day, Attorney-General Miller should have "let go" weeks since. Mr. Blame will henceforth have some difficulty in con vincing Chile of the beauties of reci procity or Pan-Americanism. Could there be anything more un- Beemly and unwise than the persistent determination of the government to pursue the Itata case. Had Balmaceda succeeded and crushed the insurgents, there might have been some excuse of policy for this persistency, however much we might have deplored the mean ness of tbe administration in helping a tyrant to destroy the liberties of a free people. But to strain every letter of the law and to set up new and doubtful interpretations of international practice in oider to bring the Itata within the scope of its prohibitions, is a course altogether unworthy a government like ours, and as opposed to the wishes of oar people as it is indefensible and on politic on the grounds of the comity that should exist between two republics. The battle of Placilta has changed the status of the Itata. If before she was an irregular cruiser, she is now a legiti mate Chilean transport. Blatne impresses it upon his party that the fight in Ohio is of such im portance in a political sense that no stone must be left unturned to secure the election of McKinley. It is mani fest that the defeat of the author of tbe war tariff bill would mean that there is danger of a stampede from the party all along tbe line. This danger note will open the purse-strings of the combina tions and monopolies that are thriving under the protective care of the Repub lican party. It will be accepted as an order to - throw great chunks of the sinews of war into tbe campaign, and whatever crisp two-dollar bills or bunches of fives can effect in the way of buying votes a la method of Dudley, will not be left untried. Blame has got ont of a presumably sick bed to indi cate to tbe Davenports and the Dudleys that they must at once pnt their methods in operation in Ohio, whilst the process of frying ont tbe fat of THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 26, 189t eastern monopolists will be carried on by the Ptstts and the Quays in the usual masterly style—with neatness and dispatch. __________ AN ETHICAL EPISODE IN AN ETHICAL CITY. A scandalous divorce case is now be ing tried in Oakland. It forms the sec ond chapter in one of the most exciting sensations ever developed in that city of sensations and higher culture. It is the case of Pratt vs. Pratt. Pratt on his own showing is a wretch whose carcase has no right to offend the earth, and his wife, who is the defendant in tbe divorce suit, if her testimony in the present pro ceedings is true, ought to be carefully laid away in one of the state peniten tiaries. Pratt shot Bromwell, and justi fied it by claiming that Bromwell had debauched his wife. Bromwell recov ered from tbe wound, and when Pratt was tried on the charge of assault to murder, he produced in hia defense a confession signed by his wife, in which at great length and with much circumstantiality, she details tbe criminal meetings she had had with Bromwell when Pratt was absent in the east. In the course Of the confession other parties are dragged in and the scandal greatly widened. Now this same Mrs. Pratt deliberately swears that the confession was forced from her by Pratt in order to save him from the gallows or the penitentiary, and that the shooting of Bromwell was the re sult of entirely different motives than the discovery of his wife's perfidy. But it transpires in the course of the trial that Pratt is a very violent, suspicious and jealous man, and in letters to his grown son in Seat tle he does not blush to speak of his boy's mother as Othello spoke of Des demona to Emilia. If Pratt really got his wife to sacrifice her honor to save her husband's neck, and then used the false confession to divorce the woman who made herself out a wanton to save him, he has reached a depth of nnfathomable and unapproach able infamy. And if Mrs. Pratt is now telling the truth, and actually wrote the confession at the instigation of her husband, and deliberately became a false accuser of Bromwell and others who are named in the instrument to save Pratt from the penitentiary she deserves to wear the convict's garb herself, and to be im mured within prison walls. Of course Pratt has shown that he was not worth saving, but it is a just retribution that Mrs. Pratt should be compelled to swal low the ingredients of the poisoned chalice she herself had prepared for otherß. THE TWO PICTURES. Some of our Republican con temporaries are trying to be witty over the nomina tion of Roswell F. Flower for governor of New York. As Mr. Flower is not a pauper, but possesses an ample fortune which he earned in honest business pursuits, they intimate that he will make his fight with a "bar'l" instead of brains. Let ns knock tbe bung out of that "bar'l," and turn the Fassett on. Flower is the honest choice of his party. He was nominated after an open and fair fight. He is no man's man, and the creature of no boss. But how is it with the Republican candidate, J. bloat Fassett? He is the direct product of boseism. He was not known as a candidate to the Rochester convention before it met, but the dele gates went there to support White, Wadsworth or Baker. Boss Piatt ar rived, the tables were , turned, and Fas sett was nominated. Piatt has always found Fassett his complacent and serviceable tool, and has been bis fac totum in a number of scandalous po litical transactions. It is hardly necessary to say anything in answer to the assertion that Flower's nomination does not satisfy the Democ racy of New York. Yet as a great deal of stress is laid upon this barefaced assumption hereaway, we shall call attention to the following article pub lished in the New York World a day or two after the nomination was made: Grover Cleveland sends congratula tions to Mr. Flower, and will use all his influence for democratic success. Governor Hill heartily approves the ticket, and will spare no effort to make its majority a great one. Mayor Chapin, the only active con testant for the nomination, places him self unreservedly at Mr. Flower's com mand for "any service" desired. The County Democracy and the Voor his Democracy promise to "take their coats off" and work for the ticket. Tbe Independents are satisfied with the ticket and pleased with the plat form. The only thing in the nature of dis affection is the displeasure of a geutle man named Jones, and a careful read ing of the constitution leaves upon the mind the impression that no gentleman named Jones has more than one vote in this state. The Republican rejoicing over Demo cratic dissensions seems to have been distinctly premature. The Flower ticket will win. New York will remain Democratic. Flower, when nominated, had the vote of the entire state outside of Kings county. The party jult naturally set tled upon him for its standard bearer because of his great services in congress and his acknowledged ability as a leader and statesman. Fassett, on the other hand, was nominated by a wink from Boss Piatt after the delegates had been elected by their constituents to vote for other and more popular men. The action of the Whitman & Barnes company in Akron, Ohio, in reducing the wages of their employes is attract ing considerable attention among work ingmen. This company is in close com bination with other manufacturers of reapers, mowers, knives and cutlery, and their industry is one of the highly protected. A. L. Conger, Ohio's mem ber of tbe Republican national commit tee, is the president of tbe Akron com pany, and is evidently a man capable of drawing very fine distinctions. In an authorized interview published by him he terms the cut of the men's wages "a readjustment." As it is less than 10 per cent, he treats it as a trifle that the men ought not to grumble at. It is no ticeable that whenever a protected in dustry runs against a snag of home competition and has to lower its prices, if it cannot effect a trust, the margin of profit afforded by the tariff must not be touched, but the difference must be "re adjusted" in a cut of the wages of the employes. This cut in wages, following that in the protected oatmeal trust mills at Akron, is an object lesson in the rela tion of protective tariff to wages which will not be lost on Ohio workingmen. The witchery of a pass is a power that would have made Cotton Mather wince. This is understood by managers of railways and theaters. These astute men can get more in return for a D. H. ticket than for any reasonable amount of money. The grand jury, it is ru mored, has been inquiring into tbe use of railroad passes by members of the city government. It is very doubtful whether, if true, there U an infraction of the law. Some very interesting de velopments might result from an in quiry into the same proposition in re gard to state officials, however, who are forbidden by the constitution to accept such passes. HIS EYE IN THE RIGHT PLACE. Story of a Yonng- Man Who Was Bound to Make a Lawyer. What is the chief characteristic of a "born lawyer?" Some people fancy that it is audacity; but audacity has, perhaps, spoiled a lawyer's success as often as it has mode it. Craftiness, another quality often attributed to lawyers as a class, is as likely to get them into trouble as it is to win them cases. The real master quality of a good lawyer, according to many modern authorities, is a "genius for details" —an ability to see through a case to the utter most particular, and keep everything in mind ready for use at tho right moment. The following story has probably been told by more than one lawyer to illustrate this fact: A lawyer advertised for a clerk. The next morning his office was crowded with applicants, all bright and many suitable. He bade them wait until all should arrive, and then ranged them in a row and said lie would tell them n story, note their comments and so judge whom he would choose. "A certain farmer," began the lawyer, "was troubled with a red squirrel that got in through a hole in his barn and stole his seed corn. He resolved to kill the squirrel at the first, opportunity. "Seeing him go in at the hole one noon he took his shotgun and fired away. The first shot set the barn on Are." "Did the l>arn burn?" said one of the boys. The lawyer, without answer, continued, "And seeing tho barn on fire the farmer seized a pail of water and ran to put it out." "Did he p*H it out?" said another. "As he passed inside, tho door shut to and the barn was soon in flames. When the hired girl rushed out with more wa ter" "Did they all burn up?" said another boy. The lawyer went on without answer, "Then the old lady came out, and all was noise and confusion, nnd everybody was trying to put out the fire." "Did any one ftijrn up?" said another. The lawyer said, "There, that will do; you have all shown great interest in the story." But observing one little bright eyed fel low in deep silence, ho said, "Now, my lit tle man, what have you to say?" The little fellow blushed, grew uneasy, and stammered out, "I want to know what became of the squirrel; that's what I want to know." "You'll do," said the lawyer; "you are my man. You have not been switched off by a confusion and a barn burning, and the hired girls and water pails. You have kept your eye on the squirrel."—Youth's Com panion. Closing a Bargain. Tourist—But I—l—have already per— paid you the twenty marks as we—a—a— greed. Guide—That's all rjght, but f'm on a strike for higher rates now, and if you don't accede to my demands I'll unbuckle the straps.—Life. Setting Him Right. A rather dense British nobleman, who had letters to tbe best houses in Boston, and who was the recipient of much cour tesy, left the Hub after a few weeks' visit, for the inevitable expedition to the Rock ies, which every Englishman considers an essential part of an American experience. On his return he again visited Boston and again bethought himself of calling at a house where ho had frequently dined on his former visit. In answer to his ring the old butler, who had been in tho family for many years, came to the door. "IsMrs. B in?" said my lord. "Oh, sir," exclaimed the faithful old soul with the tears running down his cheeks, "my master is dying!" Lord G , who stuttered a good deal (which rather increased the effect of his fashion able vacuousness), stared at the man an instant as if he did not quite understand him, and then rejoined with dignity, "I— I d-didn't arsk for M-Mister B ; I arsked for Mrs. B ."—Exchange. The introduction of the rubber tree into the Bahama islands has not proved successful commercially, as the trees se crete little rubber. The most complete stock o' clothing in Southern California at Mullen, Bluett & Cos. Grannla, the great heol'h food, for lale by all grocers. H. Jevne, agent. For stylish overcoats go to Mullen, Bluett A Co, 0. THE METHODISTS. Delegates to the General Con- ference Elected. Bishop Mallalieu's Address to the Theological Students. A Fund Subscribed for the follesre of Liberal Arts. The Anniversary of tbe Educational So ciety—lnteresting Addresses Yes terday—The Programme > for Today. Yesterday's services of the Methodist conference was opened at 8:30 a. m. by devotional exercises conducted by Rev. Dr. Bresee, of East Los Angeles. At 9 o'clock the business of the con ference was resumed. Rev. C. W. Heis ler, of the Lutheran churcb, was intro duced. Statistical reports were received from churches in San Diego district. Bishop Mallalieu addressed the stu dents of the second clasß in theology- Messrs. Robertson, Walley and Ramey. The scholarship of the Methodist clergy, be remarked, equals that of the minis ters in any other denomination. The usual questions were then answered by the candidates. The bishop commented ■at some length on the word "perfec tion." Methodism does not profess to have discovered a new doctrine. It has no need of a post mortem probation, for every man, in our theology, bas a fair chance in this life. It don't believe in two Isaiahs or half a dozen men by the name of Moses. Hold on to the old Bible. The presumption is, if you find anything new in theology, it is false. The bishop criticised Messrs. Cook and Drummond as men who have just discovered truths which Methodists have long held. Wesley taught the perfection of love. That is as old as Moses, and on that foundation the Methodist church stands today. To secure this perfection you must let go this world with both bands and follow this up with holy living. Preach the truth in love. Be honest all the way round, always tell the truth, always be honest and always keep clean from all defilements. Tbere is an easy way to come at it, and that is by complete surrender to the will of God. Make yourselves familiar with the Bible from beginning to end. Become familiar with the writings of Fletcher and Watson. Tbe church that gets the children gets the future. Don't get their names mixed up. Always use judicious meth ods. The Good Shepherd carries the lambs in his bosom. The way to reach the masses is to go after them. A little more audacity to carry the gospel out to the multitudes, not leading all this to the Salvation Army. The candidates ' were admitted to deacon's orders. The transfers were then announced. Brother Monroe was admitted to the conference. Brothers Weaver„Swayne and others were intro duced ; also Rev. Drs. Read, Chichester and Stradley; Brothers Tubbs, Johnson, Wright, Jameson and others. Tellers were appointed, and the con ference proceeded to vote for delegates to the general conference. While the tellers were counting the ballots. Rev. Dr. Thompson, a representative of the Bible Society, made a short address. He showed that the work of the society is conducted economically, and gave some particulars is regard to the work performed. L. E. Spring. G. W. Wood and F. M. Larkin were advanced to deacons of the second class. The tellers reported that Rev. Dr. P. F. Bresee had been elected, receiving 64 votes out of 115. A second ballot was then taken. A letter was read from Edward S. Lit tle, a missionary in China. Voted that a committee be appointed to consider the expediency of appointing a day of fasting and prayer; also on the matter of holding evening revival ser vices at the next conference. Voted to visit the University of South ern California at 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon. The result of the second ballot was then announced. E. W. Caswell was elected a delegate, receiving 57 votes out of 112. A third ballot was then taken. Rev. Messrs. Stevenson, Hough, Wil son, Stocker and Chase were appointed a committee to consider the expediency of appointing a permanent place for the meeting of the conference. The third ballot resulted in no choice, and a fourth ballot was ordered, which resulted in the choice of Rev. Dr. W. 8. Matthew as a delegate to the general conference. The exercises this afternoon were as follows: A missionary sermon by Rev. T. E. Robinson, followed by the Dea coness' Anniversary. An address was delivered'by the piesident, Rev. Dr. F. Bresee. "Things to be guarded against" in this movement were pointed out by Dr. J. P. Widney. The need of a Meth odist hospital in Los Angeles was clearly indicated. A report was received from Arabella E. Widney, superintendent of the work. The evening exercises were commem orative of the anniversary of the educa tional society and the addresses were upon the college of liberal arts of the university of Southern California. Dr. W. S. Mathew, D. D., vice-presi dent and dean of tbe college, gave an Outline of the condition of the institu tion which was shown by his remarks to be in need of financial support. The other branches of the college are now self-sustaining. Dr. J. O. Peck, secretary of the mis sinary society, delivered a strong ad dress showing the need of the institu tion, and as a result of his efforts about $3000 was subscribed to the fund for the current year. today's [programme. At 8:30 a. m. there will be devotional exercises, followed by a conference ses sion at 0 o'clock. The anniversary of the Temperance society will be cele brated at 3 o'clock by addresses by E. A. Healey and Dr. Cobb. There will also be evening services. IMPORTANT NOTICE. Advertising That Pays—How to Make Money. On the sixth page of the Herald ap pears a list of classified advertisements which should be read by every one. Persons wanting situations, help, or who wish to rent, buy or sell property, will do well to advertise in these col umns. Desirable opportunities for the investment or borrowing of money appear daily. Other features are cheap eastern excursions, business chances, educational cards, professional cards, personal notices, special notices, ex change advertisements, stock for sale and a full record of the amusements of the city. NEW % YORK'S COLLECTORSHIP. Senator J. Sloat Fnnselt's Fnbllo Career. Mr. KruardtV Record. J. Sloat Fassett, the newly appointed collector at the port of New York, per hapß the bes» home office in the gift of the president, was born Nov. 19, 1853, at Elmira, N. Y. He was graduated from the Uni versity of Roch ester in 1877 and then took a course at Heidelberg, after which he studied law and served a year dijstrict attorney for Chemung county. In 1883 he was elected to the state senate. n -i. _ i J. SLOAT FASSETT. He was re-elected in 1885. 1887 and 1880, and at the session of 1888 was made president pro tempore of the senate. Ho was chairman of the committee that in vestigated the affairs of New York city and in 1888 was secretary of the Republi can national committee. His predecessor, who resigned, is face tiously known as Joel Bismarck Erhardt, on account of his resemblance to the Iron Chancellor. His middle name, however, is Benedict, the maiden name of his mother. He was born in 1838 in Pottstown, Pa., and was taken to New York city when four years old. Ho began business life in the life insurance line, then studied law and was at k the University of Vermont when the war broke out Starting for Brooklyn at once JOEL B. ERHARDT. he reached his parents' home late at night, and when he knocked his mother asked: "Is that you, Joe? And have you come down to go to the war?" When he had answered yes, she kissed hitn and said it was all right, though he was her only son. He enlisted as a private, won a lieu tenant's commission and was made a captain for cqnspicuous bravery. He has since been district attorney, police com missioner and United States marshal, and on May 4, 1889, was appointed col lector of the port. He has carried on other business in the intervals and been very successful A New Reason—Little Miss Fanny is propounding certain conundrums to ber doll, apropos to her last Sunday-school lesson. "Now, dolly, why were Adam and Evo driven from the Garden of Eden for eating an apple?" "Because," replies Miss Fanny, in answer to her own question, "they hadn't got as far as the dessert yet." REMEMBER "WTieri You-are in Need of Siloes that L W. GODIN HAS ill) TO 104 North Spring Street Sole Agent for W. L. Douglas Shoes. 9-20 cod ... 1 . _——!— » THE SUREST WAY IS THE OLD WAY I CEASE SPECULATING 1 INVEST WITH US AND BECUKE —$t SAFETY! \(—> -V, P RO^^^T^^^^^^ SECURITY, LOAN AND TR.UST CO.. IS3 W. Second. St Loe Angeles. 31. W. STIMSON, TBSS'T. J. H. BRALY, BKC. ». P. SPINCE, TREAS. A. J. WARNER & CO., MERCHANT TAILORS, 108 N. Spring street, Room I, under I. 0.0. F. Hall, are now prepared to accommodate you in all that belongs to a First-class Tailor Establishment. A fine stock of stylish fall goods just received. Goods, Trimming" and Making ~.4 1m fii?st.class. THE SCHOOLBOY'S PRIDE! -2 BE! ST BOY'S SHOE EVER MADE.K GIBSON, TYLER & CO., 9-20 142-144 N. SPRING ST. W. CHAMBERLAIN & CO, DEALERS IN -$r FI N E GROCER lES !;(-' 213 BROADWAY, POTOMAC BLOCK. Tel. 441. ALPINE CEMENT WALL PLASTER! 205 S. Main Si, Los Angeles, Gal. It is the Best Ai Your Architect About It AMUSEMENTS. There will be two matinees today. Mr. Dickson in Incog, at the opera house, and the Midnight Bell at the Los Angeles' theater. Both companies will also give per formances this evening. * » Temorrow evening The President will be given at Mr. Wyatt's Los Angeles theater. An Ancient Pensioner. The Chicago pension office has on its rolls the oldest pensioner in the United States. He is 103 years old, and was a sailor in the navy of the war of 1812. Drawing a government pension always promotes longevity. In the natural order of things death should reduce the number of pensioners on the rolls of the pension bureau. Instead .of that they are constantly increasing, and about all of the old soldiers bid fair to live even longer than the veteran sailor.—[Chi cago Herald. Remember, Our hat department is now complete. We are showing some handsome and ex clusive novelties in headgear for gentle men's wear. I. L. Lowman, 120 South Spring street. Cutaway suits in great variety at Spring and First. Mullen, Bluett & Co. Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint. Is It not worth the small price of 75c to free yourself of every symptom of tne>e distressing complaints? If you think so call at our store and get a bottle of Shiloh's Vitalizer; every bot tle has a print d guarantee on It; use accord ingly, and if It does you no good it will cost you nothing. Sold wholesale by Haas, Baruch & Co., and all ictail druggists. Wagon umbrellas, tents, etc., ot Foy's sad dlery house, 315 N. Los Angeles street. INSURANCE MARCO HELLMAN District Manager for the Uuion Assurance Society, of London (estab lished 1714.) General Assurance Company, of London (estab lished 1831.) Entire management and control of Southern California and Arizona Territory. Am now ready to make appointments, accept applications and risks, solicit buslntss and at tend to all matters pertaining to tbe insurance business in thiß district. In case of loss, all adjustments made by me. Correspondence solicited Address MARCO HELLMAN, District Manager. ' 138-40-42 South Main Street, Postofnco box 2650. Los Angeles, Cal. Telephone 81. 8-26 3m AUCTION. WATCHES. JEWELRY AND "FIXTURES Thursday Morning, Sept. 24,1391, At 10 o'clock, ATT 232 W. FIRST ST. This stock consists of about $1800 worth of well selected Watches and Jewelry; also, one fire-proof safe, snow case, counter, etc., etc. Sale positive. 0-22-3t THOS. IS. CLARK, Auctioneer. R. E. DOAN, SCIENTIFIC HORSE SHOER, 316 and 318 N. L,os Angeles St. Contracted Feet, Corns and Interfering Suc cessfully Treated. TRACK SHOEING A SPECIALTY. 0-3 lm All W"rlt Guaranteed.