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WAS HE A CRANK?
The Queer Characteristics of l)aniel J. Harris. A Witness Says He Was Penu rious and Filthy. Features of His Conduct Which Were Decidedly Peculiar. The Testimony of Sherman R. Robinson. Be Credit* Harris With All Sorts of Queer Antics—The Shorb Case on Trial. The Bait of Public Administrator D. W. Field to recover $27,000 which it is alleged was obtained by Dr. A. S. Shorb and his wife from D.J.Harris,deceased, while the latter was of unsound mind, was resumed before Judge Van Dyke in denartment four yesterday morning, and the great amount of interest which the sensational case is attracting is evi denced by the large attendance. Drs. K. D. Wise, W. G. Cochran, W. G. Brainerd and H. P. Mathewson were called and testified during the morning session as to Harris' sanity. Counsel for the plaintiff put the fol lowing questions to each of them : "Suppose that Daniel J. Harris was a man of about 68 years of age, who, about June, 1890, was afflicted with heart disease, or dropsy, and Subse quently died on or about August 18, 1890; and suppose the following facts were true: That he was penurious, close and stingy; filthy in bis person aud habits; did not want to buy food, and when he did buy food for himself would buy cheap tood and a small quantity, as, for inetance, a loaf of bread, 10 cents' worth of milk, aud live upon it untill it was gone; nevei combed his hair or changed his shirt, except when urged thereto by his at tendants , frequently mumbling to him self; frequently bawling; practising a vicious habit; frequently crying with out apparent cause, and when spoken to upon the most trivia' subjects, and without anything being said which would excite griel in a person ; miserly in his habits; wonld get up out of bed, rave and swear; wearing mean apparel which looked dirty and uncomfortable; in talking would on the same subject, at different times, get things turned round and would not always tell the same story about the same subject; pos sessed of a large amount of property, hut worrying and saying that he would he in the poor house if he was sick much longer, and was getting poorer all the time; did not like to part with any money; fearful that people we're friendly to him because they desired to get his money; had frequeut crying spells; stated on several occasions that Los An geles would be visited by an epidtmic in 1890 wbereby 30,000 people would die, and it depended upon whether he (Harris) stayed iv Lou Angeles or not as to the epidemic, and that if he went away from Los Angeles it would escape such epidemic, and the other place he went to would be similarly inflicted; while in bis sickness and before his death placed in the hands of the wife of his attending physician a certificate of deposit and other funds amounting to oxer $25,000 iv value, which it is claimed was a gift to said woman ; while sick never washed hitrißelf; did not want to change his clothes; verycl>se financially; did not wantto spend a cent; occasionally going to the piano and beating upon the keys in a random-like way, not being able to play the piano; dancing about the room; complaining whenever he was called upon to pay out money for attention to him during his sickness, and grumbling and saying he was not earning a cent; some times crjing aloud; suddenly would snarl and say that he was sick, everybody was keeping himdown; allowing himselfand his bed wherein he was to become lousy ; putting on a plug hat and walk ing about his house with his pants off and playing the piano in that attire; cursing and swearing because his clothes were sent to the laundry to be washed; talking disrespectfully of every woman ; to cry in spells not being caused by pain; giving hia valuable papers and money to others to keep for him who were not related to him; what is your opinion as to the condition of his mind at the time, as to b°ing strong or weak, sound or unsound?" The witnesses were unanimous in de claring that if Harris's condition was as implied by the questions of counsel, he was undoubtedly of unsound mind, and that the fact of his sister's confinement for insanity would add weight to the evidence of his mental condition. Dr. Shorb, one of the defendants, was called and sworn. His examination was very brief, contrary to expectation. The only evidence given by him was that after the death of Harris he went home and from there to the undertaker's and then to the bank, where he deposited the $25,000 check, between 1 and 3 p.m. The balance of the day was spent in reading depositions. Sherman R. Rob inson and G. W. Harris depose that they came to this city shortly after Har ris was buried. Harris is a brother of of the deceased and Robinson was act ing in the capacity of agent for the heirs to the estate. Dr. Shorb was called on by both men, who inquired of him as to large sums of money he was reported to have received from Harris. The physician was very cavalier in his manner to them, and curtly replied that they must consult his attorneys. He said that Harris received full value for all the money given. The plaintiff then rested and the de fense introduced a number of deposi tions to show that Harris was of sound mind, the reading of depositions con tinuing to the hour for adjournment. The case was continued to Wednesday next. It is expected that three or four days will be required to get in the bal ance of the evidence. PUBLIC WORKS. Recommendations Made at Yesterday's Meeting of the Board. The board of public work yesterday morning met in the city hall, and after some discussion rendered the following report, which will go to the council Monday: Recommend that petition No. 547 from Henry Craemer for permission to maintain a watering trough in front of his premises at 1146 East First street, be granted during the pleasure of tbe council. On ,>etition No. 648 from M. M. Gil lespi ■ et ale., for the grading, curbing and construction of a cement sidewalk THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 5, 1891. on Bartlett street, from the north line of Pearl street to tbe west line of Phila delphia street, under the provision of part 4 of the general street law, we rec ommend that the city engineer pre pare estimate of cost, and if the same be not in excess of $2 per front foot, we recommend that the petition be granted. In the matter of specification No. 18, for paving streets with vitrified brick, we recommend the adoption of the specifications as now submitted, and we also lecommend that the clause in these specifications requiring the con tractors to keep the pavement in repair for five years, be inserted in all other specifications for street paving. In tbe matter of the report of the street commissioner.! for widening a por tion of Second street we recommend that the report of the commissioners, together with the plat of the assessment district, be confirmed and adopted. In the matter of the proposition of the Los Angeles Cemetery association submitted to the city attorney and re ferred to us, we recommend that the city agree, in consideration of the dis missal and final discharge of record of all existing suits against the city by the cemetery association, to grade the north half of First street on the south line of the cemetery association's land in the same manner as the south half has been graded, and sprinkle the same in such manner and at such times as the council may deem necessary, and also to construct a culvert across First street not less than twenty-four inches in diameter. MORE SUGAR. A Meeting to Organize a New Factory. There will be a meeting of the Pro ducer's union at tho Cahuenga Pass school house next Monday night. It is called for the purpose of ascertaining what can be done in getting the farmers of that section to plant sugar beets, with a view to inducing a beet sugar factory to locate in that vicinity. It is stated that if 6000 acres within a rea sonable compass can be pledged by the farmers to be planted in sugar "beets that a factory will be located there. The producers of Cahuenga and vi cinity are requested to attend tho meet ing. HERE'S A HOW DE DO. A GAY HUSBAND'S TROUBLE FROM TiiE WAY HE REGISTERED. A Pretty Sister-in-Law Causes a Hus band's Faithlessness—A Little Subur ban Trip and Its Tragio Results—A Story With a Moral. When a married man falls in love with his pretty sister-in-law he ought to use all possible prudence, but then, it appears from a recent incident, is when he has least of that useful article. A well-known business man, whose head quarters are not more than a mile from the corner of Spring and First streets, through carelessness under such circum stances, is in a peck of trouble, his busi ness ia likely to be ruined, and his wife is procuring a divorce solely on account of his stupidity and faithlessness. The mail has a beautiful wife, who has a still more beautiful sister only about 17 years old. A few months ago the girl came from her eastern home to pay her married sister a visit, and at once Mr. Younghusoand made up his mind that he had married the wrong girl. The wife did not suspect anything wrong, and encouraged her husband in his efforts to eutertain the sister, who apparently appreciated them and was in for a good time. A few days ugo the girl told her sister that she was invittd lo spend the night with a girl friend ou Washington street, and off she went at about 5 o'clock to make the visit. Mr. Younghusband before leaving the houne that morning for business, had told his wife that he would have to spend the night at Santa Ana, but at : ll no suspicion of anything wrong crossed the wife's mind. Mr. Younghusband and the girl met in the afternoon, and taking a horse and buggy drove to a suburban hotel. Mr. Younghusband had never before traveled with any woman except his wife, so when he came to register, from force of habit he wrote "Mr. Young husband and wife." The couple had a rattling good supper and retired to the privacy of their room. The next morning the girl returned home and told what a good time she had at her girl fricnd'3. And at dinner time Mr. Younghusband turned up; he had had a terribly tiresome trip to Santa Ana; so glad to get back; let's have dinner my dear; how lovely you look this evening, etc., etc. All would have gone well but for that stupid mistake of registering. The Herald has a correspondent who sends in news notes from the place where the hotel is located, and he often includes in his budget the names of the people he finds on the hotel register. He did so in this case. The very next morning Mrs. Younghusband read that she and her husbaud had spent the night before together at that nlace. Then there was war. The sister, after a storm of accu sations and rage, confessed and was bundled out of the house. The hus band, when he came home in response to a message sent by a messenger boy, tarried but a moment and then tied. A lawyer was sent for, and as a result the old Harry is to pay, and the husband will have" to foot the bill. The aftair, of course, leaked out among mutual friends, and the result was that the weak, erring, pretty girl has disap peared. She was ashamed to go to her home, and her fate is unknown. There is a whole lot of moral to this story, which the reader can draw to suit. The Paris Figaro has just published an in teresting article on "What Young Girls Should Read." This is all well enough. Rut it is more important Btill to know that they ihould always take Dr. Bull's Uough Syrup for their colds". Some employes of Chicago "sweaters" get ifl a week. /leaHißaking Used in Millions of Horn's— 40 Years the Standard THE COURTS. An Election Case Settled by the Supreme Court. James Neil Finds Himself Set at Liberty. A Case Concerning a Shoal in San Diego Harbor. Damages for Booker—An Interesting Point—Notes on Cases Whleh Came Up Yesterday. New Suits. The supreme court has handed down an opinion in the case of the People vs. James Neil, revereing the judgment and order of the lower court, and directing the dismissal of the information filed therein. The defendant was arrested, tried and convicted of illegal voting. When the case came to trial in the superior court, a demurrer was filed to the information, on the ground that tho facts stated therein did not constitute a public offense, and that the allegations fvere not substantiated in conformity with the requirements of section 950 of the penal code, in that it did not allege what qualifications of a voter the de fendant did not possess. The demurrer was overruled. After the verdict was rendered, and before he was called for judgment, the defendant moved an ar rest of judgment on the first ground of the demurrer. The motion was denied, and an appeal was taken. The supreme court holds both objections well taken, and concludes its opinion as follows: li The information is fatally defective in omitting to state the particular factor facts showing that the defendant was not entitled to a vote." UNITED states district courts. United States District Attorney Cole filed a complaint in the United States circuit court yesterday against the Coio nado Beach company for the condemna tion of 18 85 acres of land on Coronado North Island for government purposes. The government proposes to build a jetty on Zuringa shoal, near the en trance to San Diego haibor, and it is rumored that considerable correspon dence has passed between Washington and the Coronado company, with a view to securing the lnnd required, which was refused by the Coronado people on the ground that the land wanted is part of a large tract of land they gave as a site for a military post. The suit is brought to determiue the amount of damages to be paid the present owners. The clerk of the United States district court received the depositions in the Trumbull case which were taken before J. W. Merriman, United States consul at Iquique. DAMAGES FOB BOOIIKR. The case of Booher vs. Trie Pacific railway company was concluded yester day in department two, the plaintiff getting damages in the sum of $681.25. The suit was brought for false imprison ment, the plaintiff alleging that he was arrested and locked up for complicity in an alleged roobery from the company. The action was brought for $10,001) dam ages. AN INTERESTING POINT. Judge Smith will be called upon today to decide whether a man can be locked up on what is known as a "floater," or suspended sentence. The test will be made in the case of Ben Heaton, who is now confined in the couuty jail on a judgment of conviction rendered in March last by Justice Owens, who sen tenced him to ninety days' imprinon ment and suspended execution of the sentence for a certain time. Heaton left town and remained away for some time, but came back ou a visit and was arrested by a detective and placed in jail on the commitment issued in rfarch. His attorneys wish to determine the legality of such a proceeding, and yes terday applied for a writ of habeas corpus, which they filed in department one. The decision on this point will be awaited with considerable interest by the legal fraternity. NOTRS. The Witmer Bros.' company yester day received judgment against Louisa J. Woods for $900 on foreclosure of mort gage. The case was heard in depart ment three. Edward L. Baker, who is charged with forging the name of Morris M. Green to a mortgage, was arraigned be fore. Judge Smith in department one yesterday. His case was continued to the 7th to plead. George Wilson was before Judge Smith yesterday on a charge of burglary pre ferred by the proprietor of the West minster hotel, who alleged that Wilson entered the dining room of the house on the night of September 17th. Wil son entered a plea of guilty and was sworn. The court adjudged him guilty of burglary in the first degree, and sen tenced him to one year in San Quentin. Judge Shaw was yesterday engaged in hearing the case of Hayne vs. Herman. The plaintiff, Mrs. Martha Hayne, is suing Mrs. Angelica Herman for a di vision of the property of E. C. Herman, deceased. The plaintiff is a daughter of E. C. Herman, and the defendant is his wife. NEW CASES. Fifty-nine new complaints were filed with the county clerk yesterday, beating the record of new cases since the new courthouse was opened. The complaints are as follows: A. G. Baker vs. Ludwig Albrecht et al. Complaint on foreclosure of mort gage for $700. Hannah A. Baldwin vs. John C. Kofoed, James F. Cosby and Honorine B. Marion. Complaint on foreclosure of mortgage for $2800. Gregory Perkins, Jr., vs. J. W. Chet ham and W. T. Chetham Bros. Suit for recovery of $1944, due on goods, wares and merchandise sold and delivered. Henrietta Cruicsbank, executrix, and John M. Polley, executor, of. A. Cruic sbank, deceased, and Henrietta Cruic ehauk vs. Herman Hertel. Petition for the appointment of a receiver to wind up affairs of a partnership formerly ex isting between the deceased, Herman Hertel and George Bremner. California Bank and 11. C. Witmer vs. A. J. Newton et al. Suit to foreclose mortgage for $370.. The Providencia, Land, Water and De velopment company sues C. A. Holden and fifty-four others, to recover on land contracts and to quiet title to a nomber of lots in the town of Burbank. LOS ANGELES TENNIS CLUR. An Association Which Is In a Most Flourishing Condition. Contrary to the erroneous idea held by some few persons, the Los Angeles Tennis club is now in a more flourish ing condition than ever before. The fact that the club members carried away all the valuable prizes from both the Kedondo and Santa Monica tourna ments has awakened a new interest in this most fascinating outdoor sport, and the courts at Ninth and Pearl streets are used every afternoon by many athletic young men and graceful young ladies. The ladies have the free nse of the courts every morning and Tuesday and Friday afternoors The kindly interest shown by the old members for the ladies and to the newer players tends to build up the social side of the club and pro motes the best of harmony. The club is free from debt, the club house affords ample accommodations for the members, the courts are in splendid condition, and several new men are de veloping into Btrong players. The reg ular monthly tournament begins next Saturday. Church of the Unity. Dr. J. 8. Thomson, pastor of the Church of the Unity, having returned from liia vacation, services will be re sumed in the Los Angeles theater, Sun day, October 4th, at 11 a.m. The per sonnel of the choir of the Church of the Unity will be as follows: Miss Nellie Irene Boynton, leader and soprano; Mrs. E. Wenger, contralto; Prof. A. Kutner, tenor; Mr. A. S. Abbott, basso; Miss Carrie Conger, organist. ON THE FIGHT. SAN DIEGO AFTER THE SCALP OF THE SANTA FE. Tbe Bun Advocates a Six Million Dollar Suit—The Views of Other Papers. Some Expressions of Opinions by Officials. Los Angeles has forbidden the Santa F6 railroad, at the peril of its local busi ness, to do anything in favor of Ban Diego which can be avoided or conferred instead upon herself; and the Santa Fe\ thinking itself secure in its monopoly here, and desirous of getting a share of the Los Angeles traffic, has complied. This leaves San Diego two alternatives. One is to lie down and take the medicine which a rival city has brewed. The other is to retaliate by an action to re cover the $6,000,000 Santa Fe subsidy, by giving local business to the Southern Pacific, and by building, at county and city expense, a railroad to the nearest Southern Pacific connection within county limits. . . . —San Diego Sun. . . . We have not the slightest confidence in the ability of any one to break the "anta Fe's title to the subsidy lands. The written contract is not strong enough, and, of course, verba) promises count for naught as against the written instrument. —National City Record. . . . The present dissatisfaction which exists throughout San Diego county with the policy of the Santa ¥6 company is very largely the product of "long-range legislation." . . . —[San Diego Union. The above excerpts show the feeling in San Diego against the Santa F6 com pany because that company will not move its general offices from Los Ange les to Bay'n'climate. Tne fight against the road is viewed with amusement by many of tbe officials here, They claim that they have treat ed that place all right; that they have violated no agreement. One of them said yesterday : "I understand that it is claimed that Mr. Kimball, of National City, has an agreement which binde our company to keep the offices there. If that is the case why is it not trotted out? We are sick of all this row, and as far as the road is concerned it would be better off if we stopped operating the line down there and make the people a present of the line. There is nothing in any agreement that forces us to do what these people wish, and I don't believe that all their kicking will be of any re sult." It is easy to see that the quarrel is a hot one and will possibly cause loss to each side. OUT OF PAIN. Death of One of the Pioneer Ladies of Los Angeles. The wide circle of friends of Mrs. Kathrine Mesiner, wife of Louis Mes ruer, were pained to learn of the death of that well known and universally es teemed lady. She died of cancer at.l p. m. yesterday, after having suffered long and painfully from the terrible affliction. Mrs. Mesmer has lived in Los Angeles since 1859, at which time she came here with her husband and children, and has lived continuously in this city eversince with the exception of a short interval during which she and her husband made a trip to Europe. Mrs. Mesmer was born in Dieffenbach, Canton of Woerth, Alsace, and was within a few days of 58 years of age at the time of her death. She was the mother of ten children, five of whom have survived, namely: Joseph, Louis A., Alphonse, Mrs. G. J. Griffith and Lucille. Mr. Mesmer and his wife conducted the old U. S. hotel for many yeais, and it was one of the most popular hostleries in Southern California. Mrs. Mesmer was a woman of the most kindly impulses, and was especially popular with the miners, who in the early days came to Los Angelea in great numbers broken down ln health from their exposures in the mountains. To these Mrs. Mesmer was a tender and motherly nurse, and won the gratitude and friendship of all who made the U. S. their home from her kindly, sympathetic and womanly disposition. The funeral of this very excellent lady will take place from the cathedral, on Main street, Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock. ML H. Qiittht, Maruti, Saddlery, Wraps, etc 108 N. Broadway it. jtKtM OPENING DAY. m Mrs. Gervaise Graham's fpi TOILET_PARLORS. _ \ ) MRS. GKRVAIBE GRAH A m7~*'Beauty Doctor"** r**F I San Francisco, beg* to announce to the ladle* of Is* m *HK I Angeles the opening of her branch esubli-hmentta <v. ' w/ this city at Hotel Kamnna, corner Third and Boritur »ueet«.Wednesday, "ept 3oth. Hours from 9 a.m. to ia> o^b^^^^y^sSraßs.^BßS? - P " 1, 1,0 DaB eBf wl " ue "n that day. No treas -s»s§3§sr iVv WfJwUIPF fflSy%i- m. nUwill be alven, but ladles aro invited to call ataf sis' *eesfhnU I Weaver who is in charge, and who will b*t /fSrV 7 s . t£ '. pleased to di-trtbute samples of some of her toilet praw- I I'l ''li" \/> J J \ aratioas to those whoca Land wlildoher besttoeßfcßr / f ' I i V v ' 1 I I tan them Eve.y lady invited and no one will beUa ' ' ' / /'.<■ •' . jOil +r\ portuned to buy. Mrs. Graham desires to assure the hv l > Y / fY., J , £jS&jtt,, '4SOUm-C dies of Los Angeles that Mie has sent them an honest, ' / ' f conscientious, discreet and thoroughly competent young: ' <S> *• •* lady, and hopes to hare them extend lo her the same jf f generous coußdence they have so long manifested tm • hsra**! t awl nrei.aratlons. S TBE MIKADO 111 SPRINKLER If yon want to saw " set the work small and the sprinkler appearance; y>' For sale by •■■ wumw**-**~*mNri'T&mo' j35 South Spring; St. RUSSELL- So KOEBERLE, PATENTEES. THE WHITE SCALE. It Makes Its Appearance in Orange County Orchards. The appearance of white scale at Gar den Grove, as mentioned in these col umns last week, gives rise to a very se rious matter regarding the citrus indus try in this valley. We have never had a visitation of this dreaded enemy of the orange. It is more ravenous than the red scale, and possibly more destructive than all the other scale pests put to gether. Our immunity in the past has been a piece of rare good fortune. We must guard against this pest by prompt and vigorous measures. Notwithstand ing the infested trees were promptly chopped down and burned, it is possible that patches of this scale may be found in other places in the valley in the usual unaccountable way. Let our oichardists keep vigilant watch for the pest, and knock his eye out as soon as he appears. The horticultural commissioners should send immediately for a colony of the ve dolia cardinalis, to be kept for an emer gency. It ia hardly necessary to chop down good orange trees if they have a little white scale upon them. Place the parasites on the trees; tbe scale will dis appear in short order. —[Anaheim Ga zette. Boston annexed to Los Angeles by a continuous rail and through line of tour ist sleeping cars by the Santa Fe route, commencing Thursday, Sept. 17, 1801. Positively through without change— Los Angeles to the Hub. Santa F6 excursion conductors in charge. Call at Santa Fe ticket offices, 129 North Spring street, for tickets, sleeping car berths and all information. Weekly excursions at lowest rates. Look at Mullen, «luelt & Co's show winnows for the most extensive aud elegnat variety o/ goods ever shown in Los Angeles. Jl Just 24. In Jnrt 24 hours J. V. 8. relieves eonstiration and sick headaches, A Iter it cet< the system snder control an occasional dose prevents re turn. We refer by permission to W. It. Mar shall, Brunswick House, S. F.; Geo. A. Wer ner, 631 California St., S. P.; Mrs. C. Mcl v In, 186 Kearny St., 8. F., and many others who have found relief from constipation and sick headaches. Q. W. Vincent, of 6 Tcrrcncc Court, 8. F. writes: "1 am CO years of age and have had constipation 25 years. I was induced to try Joy's Vegetable Sarsaparilla. I recognized in it an herb the Mexicans used to give us in the early DCs for bowel troubles. (I came to CaL in ISS9,) and I knew it would help me and it has. For the first time ln years I can sleep well and my system la regular. The old Mexican herbs in this remedy are a certain cure ln constipation and bowel troubles." Ask tor lnil s Vegetable JUy Sarsaparilla For Sale by Off & Vaughn, the Druggists. ~ HORSE_SALE. AN AUCTION SALE OF STANDARD-BRED brood mares, yearlings and two-year-old fillies, also two thoroughbred stallions, one grade Cleveland bay stallion, and a lot of Shet land ponies, stallions and mares. The above were bred by Hancock M. John ston and include the best blood in the world. A great many have Moor, Richmond (sire of many great brood mares) and Echo crosses. This is the finest lot of animals ever offered in Southern California. SALE WILL BE HELD At Stable of Hancock M. Johnston, ALT A ST., X AST LOS ANGELES, At 1 p.m. sharp, OCTOBER STH. E. W. KOYEB, Auctioneer. Downey-avenue cable runs by the place. 0-20 td NOTICE To Breeders of Horses and Cattle Exhibiting: and Intending to Sell at Our Coming- Fair. K. W. NOYES & CO. Have been awarded the exclusive privilege of selling stock on Fair Grounds. All stock to be sold must be entered in some class. Entries open umil 12 m. of opening day, viz: OCTOBER 19TH. See Secretary B. Benjamin. Uchtenberger Block, Main street. ~No animals not entered in some class can be sold by auction on the grounds. E. W. NOYES A CO., 10-2 Auctioneers. AUCTION. Stationery and School Books, 'SATURDAY MORNING, OCT. 3 1891 At 10 o'clock, 232 West Firs. This entire stock will be sold without and consists of everything to carry aa tu ■tationery business. 10-2 at THO3, B. CLARK, AncliO 9-sr. COftaßte. IMPORTING TRILORS, 118 S. Spring Street. We beg to inform the publle that we bn* received our aiw line of IMPORTER GOODS, Consisting of the Latest Novelties of ENGLISH AND SCOTCH PATTERNS —FOR— Fall and Winter! The public are cordially Invited to call and* Inspect our immense and well selected stock, before purchasing a Fall Suit. We guarantee a perfect fit and fimt-ehUB workmanship, and our prices are very reason able. GIORDAN BROS. 10-3 3m TRACT! Magnificent Fruit Land —AT $100~PER ACRE--$lOO WITH WATE tt RIGHT. This tract is par' of the famous Jurupa Ranch and lieshlgh. It is easy of access, and adjacent to Riverside and I hiuo. the soli is a rich, sandy loam, easily worked and well adapted to citrus fruits. We are now offering a few parcels as a starter st the above low figures, 2 inches of water going Willi every 10 acres. If required land will Oe set out and culti vated for non-residents forasmall t xtracharge. BMW TKKM. —One half cash, balance in TEN YEARS at U per cent. FIRST COM* FIRST BGRVSDI Don't wait till the choice pieces are gobble* and the price is raised. C. A. SUMNER & CO., 10 3 Ira 107 S. Broadway. THE GREAT SALE. Horses, Cows, Hogs, FIREWOOD, ETC., —TO BE SOLD— ON THE LOS FELIZ RANCHO. After the First Day of October, There will be sold about 5000 cords of ftrewoo* on the Fellz rancho at $1 to $1.50 peroor* Wi low,$l; oak, walnut,buckthorn, etc., $L.M> Tbe wood to be cut in stove lengths, corded an* paid for before removed. Also the entire herd of thoroughbred Hoi steins and graded Holsteln cows, bulls ami heifers will he sold at prices that will well re pay every large family to buy. Beautiful spotted black and white heifers from six months to one year old will be sold for $20 each, youn,"r bulla at $25 and handsome young cows at pro portionate low figures. Several young horses from excellent dams and sired by Qeueral Crook will be offered at low prices. There will also be offered for sale about lfcO head of fine youug Berkshire bred pigs at $f> and upwards each. Immediately the stock is sold nearly 1000 tonß of alfalfa hay will he offered for sale st $6 per ton; also large tracks of grain and pasture land will be for rental. Intending purchasers are requested to not visit the rancho before October Ist, bat alter that date all are cordially invited to call and thoroughly investigate everything for them selves. The foreman will be found at the old ranch house. For further particulars call at the Office of the Los Feliz Rancho 236 W. FIRST ST. 9-29-lm ATTENTION, HORSEMEN! THE GREAT AUCTION —OF— TROTTING BRED HORSES, —AT— ELA HILL. FARM, Head of Downey Avenue, East Side, on MONDAY, AT 1 O'CLOCK F. H. Below we append pedigree of Brown Vara No. S, not in our.catalogue, a perfect marvel of beauty. The horses are nil at the East Hid. Stables, and Mr. Powell, the foreman, will be pleased to show intending purchasers the animals from S a.m. to 5 p.m. up to day of sale. Substituted for No. 8, Chula, brown marc, fosled 1885. Sired by A. W. Richmond, 1087; sire Romero. 2:19)4, and five others In the list; also tbe pacers Arrow, 2:l3J<, and Klwood, 2:17U and the dams of Anteeo, 2:10.; Antevnlo. 2 19%, and Coral, 2:75% at three years old, and sev eral other Btar performers. Ist dam, Preciosa, by Sultan (by The Moor:, sire of Stamboul, 8:11; Ruby, 2:10; Alcasar, •/ JO 1 ,; Eva, 2.21, and Sweetheart, 2;2S at three years old. The Moor also sired Beautiful Bells, dam of Bell Bay, 2:l9V* at three years old; BY. Bell, 2-.-JAK. and Palo Alto Be l, 2:22% at three rrara. 2d dam, Adele by Crlcbton, sire of the dam sf | A.-row, 2:13%; Elweod, 2:17\, and many other f, >.t brood mares, j 3d dam, Louglash, by Young Vermont Mor gan. This mare Is speedy, never been worked I 'or speed, and is ready to be trained imraed. I lately, E. W. NO YES, talesman. I X M. JOHNSTON Breeder and Owner. 10 2 it 3