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LOS ANGELES HERALD PUBLISHED SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. Jossru D. Lynch. James J. Ayebs. AVERS & LYNCH, - PUBLISHERS. [Entered at the postoffice at Los Angeles as second-class matter. ] DELIVERED BY CARRIER 9 At 80c Per Week, or 80c Per Month. TERMS BY MAIL, INCLUDING POSTAGE: DAILY Herald, one year.. If J2 Daily Hekald, six mouths 4 OO Daily Herald, three months 2.-Jo Weekly Herald, ono year i ou Weekly Herald, six months. 1.00 Weekly Herald, three months «>« Illustrated Herald, per copy lo Office of Publication, 22» 225 West Second atreet. Telephone 150. Notice to Mall Subscribers. The papers of all delinquent mail subscribers to the Los Angeles Daily Hebald will be promptly discontinued hereafter. No papers will be sent to subscribers by mail unless the same have been paid for in advance. This rule is inflexible. AVERS & LYNCH. MONDAY, DKCEMKKK 21, 1891. "HERALD" PREMIUM MAP. On or about the Ist of January a pocket map of the city of Loa Angeles and suburbs will be Issued. This new map has been gotten up with great care and expense for the Herald. It will prove a very valuable guide and chart of reference to both newcomers and old residents. It indicates the lines of all the street railways in operation and in process of construction. It gives the names of all the streets, collected to dale; gives a table of dis tances to points in Los Angeles county and vicinity, and gives many other valuable points of reference and information, making a better and more complete map and guide of this city than ever previously issued. This valuable premium with the Herald w ill be delivered free to the addrets of any new city subscriber who will pay one month's tion in advance. THE ILLUSTRATED HERALD. For some days past canvassers have been out soliciting advertisements for the Illlstkat'-d Herald AUNUAL. This will be tbe twelfth issue of this invalua ble publication, which has done so much to develop Los Angeles and Southern California. Onr agents have met a most gratifying success, arid they will remain in the field until it is time to put the work to press. Senator. Plumb of Kansas died sud denly in Washington yesterday from apoplexy caused by overwork. As the governor ot the state has the right of appointment, it is probable that ex- Senator Ingalls will be named to fill the vacancy. Senator Snorr of Idaho is of the opinion that there is a perfect under standing between Blame and Harrison to the effect that they will let the peo ple decide which of the two shall be the Republican nominee for president. To a man up a tree it looks as though the people had already decided, and Bennie does not seem to be in it to any per ceptible extent. It civics the Herald great pleasure to note the steady advances of the River' side Daily Enterprise under the energetic management of Mr. Mark R. Plaisted. Although in existence but a short time it has been twice enlarged aud is now a --even-column paper of four pages, bright, newsy and progressive. It is keeping pice with the go-ahead com munity in which it is published, and deserves prosperity. Nothing could show more markedly the growth of business in Los Angeles duiing the past year than a comparison ot the shipments of the Southern Pacific railway for 1890-1)1. In the former year they were 71 558,300 pounds and in the latter 110,758,500 pounds, showing an in crease for '91 of 45,100,200 pounds, or nearly sixty-two per cent. A statement of the Santa FO for the same period would doubtless exhibit an equally grat ifying result. Apbopos of the talk about Italy send ing a successor to Baron Fava to Wash ington, the Hbbald takes the liberty of rising to remark tiiat it would be an ex cellent thing for the United States if our whole diplomatic system were changed—if foreign countries sent no ministers to the United States and we sent no ministers abroad. All the pre tentious pomp of ministers plenipoten tiary and ambassadors extraordin ary is a mere incident of mon archical pride. The United States, at least, should lay aside the frippery. All we require is a consular system arranged on an intelligent plan, and rounded out with competent offi cials. Ab the case stands today, the re tention of our present expensive diplo matic system pimply enables us to send to Europe a lot of politicians inexpe rienced in diplomatic usages, whose strange antics and lack of genuine re publican spirit in many instances reflect ridicule on the United States. This country has got. along very well without Fava, and Italy has not suffered greatly from the absence of Porter. Why not call it quits, and abolish the farce alto gether? Tine contrast of the mannei in which the correspondence of the State Depart ment was conducted during the war, and the way it is conducted under the "brilliant administration" which Blame has given the country, is striking indeed. Secretary S.'ward managed to make a strong impression on foreign govern ments, notwithstanding the fact that he was engaged in v gre at civil war. For tunately for the country, he was a law yer of marked learning and resources. Happily, also, for the secretary, lion. Caleb Gushing was then at the meridian of his powers, and was able to detect at a glance the exact status of every in ternational question which might arise, and give Mr. Lincoln's cabinet the bent fit of his great erudition. Mr. Seward, without bravado, was able to re-assert the Monroe doctrine in the most lmpres eive manner in our history. If he were now at the head of the state depart THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 21, 1891: ment there would be no snch un- American thing as submitting the Bering sea question to arbitration. And yet, high as was the stand which Mr. Seward took on all questions re lating to the national dignity and power, he managed to avoid any of the unseemly excitements that so often characterize our present intercourse with foreign nations, especially with our sister republics to the south. When Mr. Seward retired from office he visited Mexico, where he was practically hailed as a liberator. If he bad continued his trip further south, even to Patago nia, he would have been greeted by the same unbridled enthusiasm. Secietary Bayard succeeded in maintaining the prestige of the United States with for eign nations without resorting to any "bounce," yet the interference of a lor eign minister in our internal all'airs was resented with the proper dignity and effect. There has been entirely too much bluster in the management of the state department, and this has been aggravated by jobbery. The appear ance of Minister Egau's son in jobbing transactions in Chile should have been immediately followed by the recall of Egan ptre. Good sense and the na tional dignity alike called for the re moval of a minister whose family was mixed up in commercial transactions that are said to have an unsavory odor. Take it for all in all, the "brilliant ad ministration" which Blame is giving the country is of the will-o'-the-wisp kind. WASTE OF OUR AVAILABLE IRRIGATING WATER. There are thousands of inches of water going to waste in the Los Angeles, San Gabriel and New rivers that would be sufficient to irrigate every acre of tilla ble land in this country if it was carefully husbanded and ap plied to irrigating uses. Indeed, but a very small proportion oi the avail able water of our streams is utilized, and the exigencies of a dry season would arouse our people to the necessity of greatly enlarging and extending our irrigating facilities. Nothing, perhaps, will cause our people to awaken to the necessity of utilizing every drop of our available water more quickly than the hard lessons which a season of drouth would teach. Those who can look back thirty years to the condition of these then "cow" counties, will remember that it was a season of disastrous drouth that first taught our people the value of irriga tion. The whole country had been de voted to cattle raieing, aud men's wealth was reckoned by the number of steers they possessed. Land had no value be yond that which it had for grazing pur poses. There were a few vineyards in choice places in the valleys and near the missions ; corn was raised in small quantities here and there, but there was no regular farming, and horticulture was so circumscribed that it really counted for nothing in the industries of profit in this part of the state. But when the notable drouth of the season of 1863-4 occurred over the whole state, it was felt with in tense severity in Southern California. The cattle were swept away. Men who had thousands of head, and were among the wealthy ranch-owners of these counties, found themselves suddenly impoverished. Their land was value less without Stock, aud there was no stock to be had. They were forced to turn their attention to agriculture; and from that time irrigation became an important and increasing factor in the growth aud prosperity of these counties. Had it not been for this destructive season of drouth, several decades might have passed before the real value of our lands would have been demonstrated; and tiie development of our county on lines that have proved co beneficent and profitable might have been kept b2ck indefinitely. Irrigation has really been at the base of all the grand development which has brought our section to ita present splen did stage of prosperity. Whilst a dry season can have no such terrors for us as it has for countries that rely alto gether upon rains for their crops, it might serve to arouse us to the importance of a more thorough and exhaustive system of irriga tion—a system that would utilize all the available water in our streams, and that would let none of it go to waste in tbe ocean, as it is now going every day in the year. The time lias come when, instead of carrying water long distances in open ditches, it will be distributed in close pipes. It is estimated that our open zanja system in this city lost, through seepage, gopher holes and evaporation, three-fifths of the quantity taken out at the tomas before it reached tho land upon which it was used. Such a waste will not long be per mitted when the acreage to be irrigated is very nearly equal to the sup ply of water available for irrigation. As intense farming increases in these coun ties, the value of water will become too great to permit that it should either be allowed to go to waste in our streams, or that it should be reduced in quantity by evaporation or seepage in open ditches. A dry season would naturally hasten the period when all our available water will be utilized by the best and most ap proved methods of catchment and dis tribution. THE VALUE OF MERCIER'S DEFIANCES. M. Mercier, the deposed premier of Canada, is holding a very bold and revo lutionary attitude. He declares that he will rally his adherents and capture the legislature and make Canada too hot for Lieutenant Governor Angers and his new premier, Mr. Abbott. There is also an alluring threat of separation and an nexation in the defiances he throws out. This would all appear very catching to Americans who are anxious to see a powerful movement made in Canada for annexation with the United States, if it were not that M. Mercier's administration has been deeply tarnished with jobbery and brib ery. The report upon which Angers dismissed Mercier confirms the charges of wholesale corruption, and cites the fact that in the case of tbe Bay of Chaleurs railroad there was bribery traced directly to the government of ficials. Even the public printer con fessed that he had received over $100,000 of illicit money daring his incumbency. There seems to have been rottenness iv every department, aud the lieutenant governor, when he was satisfied of the corruption that existed throughout the administration, took the bull by the horns, and gave the pre mier and his cabinet their cong<"' without ceremony. M. Mercier is perhaps right when he says that An gers assumed autocratic powers, and paid no attention to usages or form 3 in his irregular and peremptory course. The boodlers are always great sticklers for form and the exact letter of the law when they are brought up with a round turn. That was their cry against Wall ace's elisor in this state. They know that they always have a safe refuge when thoy can get into the courts with their technical batteries. We do not believe that American sympathy ia to be won by the Mercier faction, even with the bait of annexation he holds out so invitingly. We shall be glad to carefully consider such a proposition when it comes from the honest element of the Canadian people. But as an in spiration from the boodling element in retaliation for its peremptory eviction from place and power, the appeal will fall upon deaf ears. Whilst we are doing all we can to defeat and punish our own boodlers, wo cannot afford to give aid and comfort to those of our neighbor, even with annexation thrown in. THE FLEETING FAME OF POLITICIANS. The telegrams from Albany give de tails of a conversation held there, tbe other day, between Governor Hill and Lieutenant-Governor Jones. This pecu liar fellow, Jones, implored Governor Hill, almost on his bended knees, to abandon the gubernatorial chair in order that he, Joues, might occupy it, if only for B week. It had been the ambi tion of his life to be governor of New- York, he said, if only for a week, or a day or an hour. Fortunately for the state of New York and for the Democracy, Governor Hill was in flexible. He reminded Jones of his betrayal of the Democratic party during the last campaign, and held staunchly by his post. It would be a perilous thing to allow a fool to occu py a great station like that of governor of New York even for a week. His great anxiety to fill the executive chair of the state of his birth, can be easily understood. Multitudes are imbued with the idea that high political station is a thing to be achieved at all hazards. The hunger for fame is said to be a no ble thing. And yet it is perhaps the least rational of all the passions, and its indulgence is becoming more and more ir rational everyday, with the multiplying candidates for a place in the biograph ical dictionaries. How many Americans can give the name of the governor of the Empire state in 18-10? How many Cali fornians can give the name of the fir3t governor of this state, although he is still living, in honorable retirement, with his children and grandchildren, in San Francisco? Ephemeral public station confers at best but a fleeting celebrity. The tribe of politicians, statesmen and warriors push eacli other off' the stage with unseemly haste. The only man who can hope to live long in the memory of mankind in this busy ago is he who can write a poem or a book instinct with genius, or who can invent a telegraph, a telephone or a phonograph. It will not tax the mem ory much to remember the names of our presidents; but as far as the many headed multitude arc concerned, most of them are already forgotten. Lieuten ant-Governor Jones may as well dry his eyes. Even ii Governor Hill bad relented, and the petitioner had become governor, if his name were mentioned live years from now, people would say: "Jones, Jones—Who in the name of sheol was Jones?" AMUSEMENTS. Tonight Dan'l Sully will play at the Los Angeles theater in The Millionaire. Beginning Thursday and continuing through the remainder of the week, he appears in a new play—A Story Teller. »*■* Manager Wyatt will open the pavilion tonight with tho Beebe-Barbour com pany in A Legal Document. ITI Ilea's Nerve and 1.1 ver Fills. Art on a new principle—regulating the liver, stomach and bowels throutrh tbe nerves. A new discovery. Dr. Mlles's Pills speedily cure biliousness, had taste, torpid liver, piles, con stipation. Unequalled (or men, women, chil dren. Smallest, mildest, surest! 50 doses, -5 cents. Samples tree, at 0. H. nance. Daniel Dougherty, the silver-tongued orator, made his first money holding the ribbons over his father's 'bus team in Philadelphia. Angostura Bitters are used by mothers to stop colic and loosene-s of the bowels in c; ild rcn. I>r. J. G. B rliegert & hons, manufac turers. Ask jour druggiit. Silk umbrellas at Mullen, Bluett & Co 's. If you want anything read our classified ads. For your little ones buy a nice Jersey suft for a Christmas present. A most complete line from $4 up at 11 lobe Clothing < 0., spring Btreet, near Third. Cream Puff ready raising flour. California Vinegar Works, 555 Banning street., opposite soap factory, near Alumeda and First streetf, one-half block from electric light works. The Los Angeles Lumber Co., On Sun Pedro street, between Fourth and Fifth are selling best linglish Portland cement at lowest prices ever known in this market. Mexican Goods Are found onlj nt Campbell's Cuiiosity Store, 325 South Spring. You can't miss it if you look for choice Christmas gifts at Mullen, Bluett ii Co.'s. Bismarck Biscuits At H. Jevne's. Horse blankets, clippers and buggy robes at Foy's saddlery house, 315 N. Los Angeles street. Go lo Mullen, Bluett & Co. for clothing. HE STOLE TURKEYS. THE EXPLOITS OF A THIRTEEN. YEAR-OLD BOY. A. Youthful and Depraved Prisoner and His Story of Crime—How He Bagged the Gobblers. For several weeks past Armand La Pierce, who resides in the large house on San Pedro st reet, near Second, has missed from his poultry yard some of his choicest birds. He did not mind the loss of oue or two of the feathered flock, but when some of bis big turkeys were among the missing, he thought it time to inquire into tho cause of the disap pearance of the hens and gobblers. It occurred to him that possibly the colored brethren of the neighborhood were laying in a supply of Christmas poultry", and in order to catch the thief he consulted with Messrs. Insley and Kearney, who detailed a patrolman to watch the premises. The watchman took his post about two weeks ago, but the poultry yard was not disturbed until about daybreak yes terday morning, when the watcher saw a boy apparently about 10 yearß of age and "very small in etature enter the yard and emerge a few minutes later with two large turkeys over his shoulder. The youngster picked up a bag and shoved the birds in it and was prepar ing to make off when the patrolman nabbed him and started for the station. The patrolman thought it very strange that a boy was the thief for whom he watched/and questioned his young pris oner, who stated that a colored fellow hired him to get the turkeys. The col ored fellow, he said, didn't care about going after the birds, as he bad stolen seven or eight before. He said he was to meet his employer between the fence of the poultry yard and a truck belong ing to the Citizens' Transfer company, which stood near by. A search was im mediately made, but no oue could be found. The young prisoner gave his name as Willie Downing and his age as 13 years. His father, he Bays, is the proprietor of the "electric wagon" which stands about the stieets at night. His story about the colored boy was regarded with suspicion, aud late iv the afternoon Captain Roberts aud officers Auble, Insley and Hawley questioned the young prisoner. At first he adhered to the story about the colored boy paying him to steal the turkeys, but after considerable question ing confessed that he was the the thief, and in relating his story made use of language that showed him to be utterly depraved. His life has been a wandering one, the family going from place to place, stop ping where they chose, and leading the life of gypsies. Their home has been in a wagon, and the boy states that he has not slept in a house for eight years. The wagon in which they live stands in a corral near the New Orleans house, and the La Pierce residence is but a short distance from the camp. In a very calm voice the youthful prisoner said to the officers: "Well, tbe thing's up, and I suppose this means the Whittier reform school." He did not appear to worry about his future in the slightest degree, and told how he stole the turkeys iv a very matter of fact way. He said he went to the wagons one night with two turkeys and told his father he bought them for 10 cents apiece. He sold one to his father for 20 cents. When lie had three turkeys he and his father sold them to a restau rant. He said his father did not question him about the turkeys, and became in dignant at a that his father knew he stole them. He said he would not be allowed to do so by his parent. The officers went to the wagon last night to see the prisoner's father, but he was not there. His wife told them that he started between 9 and 10 o'clock in the morning for a trip through the country with bis electric wagon, and would not be back for several days. The officers believe that the parents of the boy were aware of his stealing and encouraged him in it. They are only awaiting the father's return to place him under arrest. * DELICIOUS S Flavoring " IE jet rsiGiS NATURAL FRUIT FLAVORS. Vanilla -\ ot pe rfect parity. LcmOfl -I Of great strength. Orangs -> Eco ncmy In their usa Almond - Rose etc. T J Flavor as &eUcate 'y and clellclously as tho fresh fruit. f& 4 Christmas fei* h Mexican goods. California Curios, Filigree Jewelry, Minerals snd Mosses, X; Souvenir Spoons, fj«lBS»| Mexican Carved Leather Goods. Campbell's Curiosity Store, 325 S. SPRING ST. 10-21-3 m ffl WHY 0 VA Do Eoys' Shoes /IL wear out in a week? !C"*^"2si&a k ___— They do not when you buy the STAR KS3i^ B| Brand, "School tcV. boys' Pride," the best shoe ever Sri made for the money. Sold only s.:ir*}st*sF ßfewSa* .at 142-144 North 3*oe» BM»tMi. Spring St., by the V GIBSON k TYLER CO. -3 SUBSTANTIAL K CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. The minds of the ladles am now b islly occupied with Holiday Offerings, "the fhristmas season beinsr upon us," and It may be taien for grauted thut nearly all are constantly thinking as to what would be tho most sensible aud acceptable gift for their loved ones. READ, PONDER, REFLECT. On the articles we now draw your attention to. "Consider well ever* Item presented," then come direct and see us. and wh will quickly put your mind* at ease, as well as muke you. supremely happy iv having been Instrumental in luduelug you to make such "wise and seuslblo selections." —. Si HANDKERCHIEFS. IS— Cambric, Linen, Silk, Chiffon, Imitation and Keal Lace, etc., 5c to 120.00. -51 Q LOVES, k— Button, Lace, Mousquetaire, etc. (dressed and undressed), Jl.OO to $2.00. -3i FANS. 15- Gauze, Satin, Ostrich Feather, Lace etc., "Wood, Bono and Pearl Handles," 50c to (20.00. -38ATCHELS AND PURSES. If— Dressed and Undressed Leather, chamolso, Velvet, etc , very unique clasps, 25c to 17.50. -* MISCELLANEOUS.*- Gents' Furnishings, Choicest Neckwear, Umbrellas, Gossamers, Fine Hosiery, Matched Table Damask Sets. Chenille Table Covers, Scarfs, Throws, etc., etc. We could give startling low prices in all those lines, but lack of space prevents, therefore a personal inspection Is necessary ln order that you roallze the eztraordlnaiy inducements now being offered. Stamping done free with all puichaseß made. OOR. SPRING AND THIRD STREETS. N B.—From now until Christmas this store shall remain open evenings until 0 o'clock. JACOBY BROS. A HOLIDAY DEMONSTRATION In Our New Mammolli Stores. PRACTICABLE AND SERVICEABLE CHRISTMAS -:- GIFTS! If you are of a practical nature, and want to buy something that will combine the ornamental and useful. If you want to give a present that will do some actual good, you cannot, pos sibly do better than to visit our stores. A FEW SELECTIONS TO ILLUSTRATE: Our immense line of DRESSING GOWNS and SMOKING JACKETS offers you the choice of the finest garments at $7.50 to $25.00. We are closing them all out at greatly reduced prices. Our center show window, with its display of NOBBY BUSINESS SUITS, is still the center of attraction, and no wonder, you would have to travel far to find a better choice of suits from $10.00 to $25.00. LATEST NOVELTIES IN GENTS' NECKWEAR! FINE ASSORTMENT OF HOLIDAY SLIPPERS! A PRACTICAL CHRISTMAS GIFT. With every* purchase of $10.00 or over we are giving away to our customers the ORIGINAL WEBSTER'S UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY. JACOBY BROS., 128-134 N. SPRING STREET. : ~ ..- gas a — - I-SiFOR "THE LADIES | A HANDSOME SOUVENIR I With Each Pair of Shoes Purchased. I | 255 j CROWDS * OF * PEOPLED ] ARE TAKING AWAY THE J CHRISTMAS PRIZE DOLLS Given to each Purchaser of $1 and upwards worth of Shoes THE QUEEN, 1162 and 164 NORTH MAIN STREET. -¥t PHOTOGRAPHIC SUPPLIES K WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ' photographic matcrin Is of all kinds. Detective, View and Kodac cameras. Amateur outfits at Eiistern prices. Developing, printing aud finishing for amateurs. Orders filled promptly. Send for catalogue. JAS. H. DEWEY, 14-7 S. MAIN ST. LOS ANGELES, CAL. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING. THE REGULVR ANNUAL MEETING OF the stockholders of the Redondo Hotel com pany will be held at the company's offices at Redondo Beach, Los « ng'eleß county. Califor nia, on Monday, the 7th day of January, 1H!)2, at 7 o'clock p m., for the purpose of electing a board of directors for the enßUing year and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before said meeting. o. t KKao, Secretary Redondo Ho el company. Redondo Beach, Cal., Dec. 21, 1801. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING. THE REGULAR ANNUAL MEETING OF the s'ockholders of the Kedondo Railway company will be held at the company's offici-s at Redondo Beach, Los Angeles county, Cali fornia, on Monday, the seventh day of January, 1892, at seven o'clock p in., for the purpose of electing a board of directors for the ensuing year, and for the tranfactlonof such other busi ness as may properly com 3 before said meeting. H. P. REES. Secretary Redondo Railway Com any. Kedondo Beaeb, Cal., Dec. 81, 1801. 12 20. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING. 1-UIE REGULAR ANNUAL MEETING OF THE stockholders of the Kedondo Bench com pany will beheld at the conpsny's offices at Kedondo Beach, Los Anareles county, Califor nia, on TUESDAY, the eighth 18th) day of Jan uary, 1892, at 7 o'clock p m., for the purpose of electing a board of directors for the ensuing year.and for the trm*actiou of such other busf nets aj may properlycome before said meeting. 8. P. REES, Secretary Redondo Beach Company. F.cdondo Beach, Cal., December 21, 1891. 12-21 FOR MEN ONLY! EWillsjll|-JHffi For IoBr or FAILING MANHOOD, ■ il£UWTll o< ' ner » l and NEEVOUS DKBILITY, ElYll.itfls|W«akn»ss of Body md Mind, Effects ClJuVll II llllofErrors or Excesses in Old or Young, lioi.n ,1, Noble MANHOOD rally Rmlored. How lo blunus StnnslkraWK AX,I, N UtTKLOCKD OKOANHA PARTH«f BOUT Abaolalclr u„r.lll» (i HOIK TKKATBIKMT—Benefits hi > d«r. Ken(e.Uf; frati SO SUM end Foreign Count He». Write Uem, Deierlptln Book, eiplnMtloa and proof* attUW (netted) free. M4rcs9 ERIE MIDI CAL CO., BUFFALO,N. V.