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The indictments set forth tbat the defendants obtained prop erty by false pretenses, tbe scheme they are alleged to have worked successfully being very similar to the bogus mort gage racket, in which they, Baker and ' Stump were implicated. The property waß partially in Orange and part in Lob Angelea county. All tbe defendants, except Gilbert, have been arreeted. Ayer and Stump are in jail, not 'having been able to secure bondsmen. Judge Smith's decisions follow : People vs. Norton, Stump, Ayer, Mor gan and Boyd: The indictment charges the defend ants with obtaining property by false pretenses. Defendants assign several causes in their demurrer. The first we notice is the contention that the offense ie not alleged to have been committed in Eos Angeles county, Btate of California. After setting out the county and state and by way of in dictment describing the land aa in Los Angelea county, state of California, the indictment charges that the defendants did then and there knowingly, design edly, etc., make the representations al leged to be false, and upon which the party, Baldwin, relied, etc., and among other things in Betting forth these repre sentations, the pleading described land in Orange county, in thia state, and fol lowing with the worda "then and there" are uaed in alleging that the party re lied upon such representations and parted with their property, etc. INow if "then and there" in the part ot the in dictment following the description of the land in Orange county, refer to Orange county, then the most that can be claimed is that part of the acts con stituting the offense transpired in Loa Angeles county and part in Orange county, bringing the case within section 781, penal code, which providee that when an offense is committed in part of one county, and in part in another, the jurisdiction is in either. It is urged that the facta set forth do not constitute a public offense, and the contention ia that the party defrauded was in a position where he had access to the records and the land itself, and that he could have ascertained its, con dition, and that it was his duty to do bo, and therefore he had no right to rely on Buch representationa; that he was equally at fault for the fraud, and so no crime can be imputed to defend ants. The authorities do not sustain thia poeition. Mr. Wharton, in his work on ■criminal law, Bection 1186, saya: "It baa been repeatedly held that it mat ters not how patent the falsity of a pretense may be if it succeeds in de frauding." See also People vs. Jordan, 66 Cal., page 10, where it ia held, "The pre tense need not be such as cannot be guarded against by common prudence." The contention of counsel has to do more with the proof aa to whether the party relied upon the representations, and waa t hereby induced to part with his property, for if the representations were so absurd and irrational as to ■challenge the credulity of the party, it might well be doubted if he believed or relied upon theui. This is for the jur ' to pass upon. Ido not think tbe points raised by the demurrer well taken, and the same is overruled. B. N. Smith, Judge. The defendant, C. E. Norton, was present when the decision was rendered, upon being arraigned pleaded not guilty, and the cause was placed on the trial calendar. In the cases against K. W. Gilbert and E. H. Boyd, who also filed demurrers, the court rendered the following de cision. It is claimed by counsel /or defend ants that the indictment should recite that the grand jurors accuse "by this in dictment;" that omitting the words "by this indictment" renders it fatally de fective. We think otherwise, and" this upon the plainest principles of pleading. It ia not what you denominate a plead ing that gives it place or character, but upon the substance and allegation it contains; besides, subdivision 2of sec tion 959, penal code, and section 960 same code, settle the question. Again it is claimed that the allegations disclose THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 24, 1892. a want of jurisdiction. The county and state are set out in the opening para graphs of the indictment and following is tbe allegation: That the defendants with intent, then and there, to cheat, etc., did then and there point out and show ceitain lands, deecribing them, in said county and state, elc. Then and there" refer to the time and place alleged in the opening paragraphs, and are sufficient. The point is raised that the party de frauded bad opportunity to ascertain for himself the truth or falsity of the rep resentations, and therefore no one is blaraable but himself in acting thereon. Tnis same point is laised in the case of Norton et al., and for reason therein given the point is deemed not well taken. Another contention raised by the de murrer is that it does not appear the party waa defrauded; that is, that no damage or lose waß sustained. The allegation is that Malone parted with $600 lor the land; that he waa in duced to buy the same by their repre sentations, which were false, etc.; that the land was worth no more than $30. Thia would seem to cover the question of actual fraud coupled with damages. It ia urged that it does not comply with sections 050, 951 and 952. I fail to ccc in what respect it is thus deficient. It would seem to be in ordinary and concise language, and easily understood, and direct and certain aa to the parties charged, the offense and the circum stances of tbe offense. For these reasons the demurrer is overruled. B. N. Smitii, Judge. Tho jury in tbe J. K. Stump forgery case was completed yesterday afternoon, and the cause went over until Monday morning when the taking of testimony will begin. The following are the jurors in the case: W. H. McVeau, H. J. Pin ney, James Baldridge, J. M. Houser, Wm. Pierce, A. B. Phillipa, John C. Cunningham, Benj. Chubbie, P W. Mc- Stay, Edmund M. Milleap, David L. Adama, F. M. Mathews. Stump is charged with forging the name of Morris M. Green tb a mortgage for $4000 on the latter's property, and also to a promissory note for the same amount, with intent, it is alleged, to de fraud Green of hia property and O. A. Staesforth of $4000. Tbe details of the case, which has created a genuine sensation by reason of the good repute of the accused parties before the transaction waa shown up, have been repeatedly given in these col umns. It was a bold job and the con spirators were about to make the haul, when one of them waa arrested in Staes forth's office, on September sth, 1891. The officera first got John C. Hoy in their clutches. Hoy is an old, gray haired man, and though confronted with almost certain conviction aud im prisonment he held his tongue for along time and could not be induced to give away the conspiracy until after he had been tried and convicted. Alter hia trial he became convinced that the otherß in the job had made him tbe scapegoat of the affair, and he made a statement at the trial of Edward L. Baker, who had been arrested in the meantime aa oue of 'the swindlers. Ba ker waa speedily convicted aud sentenced to fourteen years' imprisonment. He is still at the county jail, pending an ap peal to the supreme court. Stump was arrested upon information that reached the district attorney while Baker's trial was in progreas. It is al leged that he ia as deep in the echeme aa either of the convicted men. On his preliminary examination it waa shown that he had been on intimate terms with Green for years past, and that during the trials of Hoy and Baker Stump waa very anxious to have Green shop the prosecution, and intimated that be might be drawn into it. It was also shown that Green bad been entertained by Stump at his home on several occa sions win n Stasaforth was taken to visit tbe land by Baker. Stump has been confined in the county jail since hia arrest, his efforts to secure bondsmen being unsuccessful. The district attor ney is confident of securing a conviction. JANUARY AND MAY. Their Union Causes a Story at Red lands. In the early part of last week there waa much excitement among the Mexi can residents of the Yucaipe, caused by the development of repreaentatives of spring and autumn, says the Citro graph. The gentleman bears tho mel lifluous name of Sefior Melquiates Chavez, and is aged 40. The lady waa known as Sefiora Jesua Fiderova, and tbe bloßsomß of eighteen summers had brightened her life. She disappeared from the maternal domicile one evening, and a doughty brother camped on the trail of tbe gay sefior, and demanded reparation. He was backed by a personal arsenal, and hiß arguments convinced Chavez that it waa wise to assume the duties of a Bene dict. Therefore he hastily Bought out Judge Camp and desired him to proceed late at night to the Yucaipe aud per form the marriage ceremony. But the judge waa obdurate, and even a proffer of $20 would not induce him to make the journey. The prospective bride groom was much dejected at the delay, but on the following morning, the 14th, the party, consisting of uncles, aunts and cousins, accompanied the bridal pair to the city, and the important event waa duly solemized to the satisfaction of all concerned. Ai a preventive Dr. Henley* Celery, Baal and Iron naa no equal. THE RAILROADS. REDUCED ORANGE RATEB IN EFFECT FOR TWO WEEKS. General Freight Agent Hynes of the Southern California Trying to Get the Time Extended—News Notes. Well, the Transcontinental Freight association haa labored and brought forth a mouse. The order was received by General Freight and Passenger Agent 8. B. Hynes, of the Southern California road, on Friday evening, making the reduction asked for, of 90 cents in place of $1.25 per cwt. on orangea to Chi cago and common pointa. That is all very good, but the rate is only to be valid for two weeks, from February let to February 15th. This is worse than no reduction, for the consequence will be that shippers will hold their fruit until that time and then rush it out, overcrowding the rail roads and glutting the markets. Mr. Hynes very energetically pro tested at once by telegraph, asking that the time be extended until March lat at leaet. It is to be hoped that his re quest will be acceded to; at any rate the orange growers and shippers should feel grateful to him for hia efforts in the matter. He haa been untiring in the work. NOTES. % Charles G. Lee, general passenger agent of the Colorado Midland road at Denver, is in the city. He leaves today for San Francisco. Mr. Lee is a remark ably bright young man whose friends think will become a magnate. The officers of the Southern California road are changing rooms in the Phillips block. The family of General Manager H. Collbran, of the Colorado Midland road, ia at Coronado. REDLANDS RAILROAD NOTES. The injunction suit brought by the Southern California railway to reatrain the Southern Pacific company from oc cupying the right of way secured by the latter along the line of the former com pany waa beard in San Bernardino, aud the injunction waa diaaolved, Bays the Citrograph. This gives tho Southern Pacific the right to lay ita track, except that portion occupied by the section of track laid by tho Santa Fi 5 on the Southern Pacific grade at Eaatberne station; This wiil be settled by the court at a later date. Chief Engineer Hood waa here Wednesday in consultation with En gineer Tasheira, and it waa decided to build a brick depot, one-atory high, on the site heretofore selected, on Waler street, near Thitd. The building will be erected as Boon aa the plana come from San Francisco. Passenger traina will not be run into Redlands until a pennsnent bridge is constructed over Dry creek, woik on which is delayed for want of piles. It will probably be three weeks before pas senger trains are run. Freight ia being received and forwarded. SAFE BURGLARS. They Make a Rich Stake at Santa Monica. The SantaMoniea postoffice waa robbed some time early yesterday morning. The work done in the job waa recog nized by its earmarks aa that of the same gang of burglara who have been doing a set ies of jobs in this city and neighborhood. The last piece of work they did was the safe cracking in tbe postoffice on Boyle Heights, when they got away with $160 in stamps and $75 in gold coin. The burglars broke open the cafe, which waa not particularly strong, and aecured stamps to the amount of $800. The inner money box waa too much for them, however, and they failed to open it. They thus missed a fine addition to their haul, as the box contained several hundreds of dollars. A lot of letters were torn open and the fragments scattered over the office, but it waa not determined whether anything of value waa taken from them. The people in Santa Monica inter ested in the caße tried their best to keep the robbery quiet, but, indirectly, the information here published was ob tained from the sheriff's office. Toe Cream Season, 1803. Christopher & Billings are determined to manufacture bo finest or am, sherbets, etc , ever made on the coist. Old Datrons know what this means. At Germain's, 123 South Spring. Tel. 414. □^PRICE'S fi<>o Baking ll^jPowder Used ia Millions of Hoiiiea— 40 Years the Standard WORLD OF SPORT. The Greatest Ball Game of the Season. Los Angeles to Play San Jose Today. The Law Students Win at Foot- Ball. The imirerslty Field Day—The Athletic ■tndenta Who Won—The Juyi Sam a Very Fast Base. The day for the great ball game be tween Los Angeles and San Jose has arrived, and at 2:30 o'clock this after noon there will bo a large and enthusi astic audience at Athletic park. The Herald has stirred up tho liveliest in terest in the national game, and the contest this afternoon will be well worth seeing. The San Jose team ar rived yesterday afternoon and are anx ious for the fray. Fanning has been secured as a pitcher, and he will be in the box this afternoon. Phil Knell has also returned' from his wedding tour, and will do the twirling in the game this afternoon for Lob Angeles. There is no doubt that the local team this afternoon will be the best that ever represented this city, and great things are justly exoected from this team of willow wieldera. The Sau Joses will have a great contract on their hands—a much greater one than when they ran against Portland. »*• Manager Finn had a long confab with the northern magnatea before he left San Francisco, and his report will cut a big figure as to whether Los Angeles will be admitted into the league. Let every one attend the game this afternoon and show that the Loa Angeles public will turn out to see good ball. The personnel of the teams in tbe game this afternoon will be as follows: LOS ANOELK*. POSITION. BAN JOSE. Knell Pitcher Fanning Lohman .Catcher Spies Decker Ist base Dooley 2d base Hanley Hulin 3d base Parrott Hassamer Shortston Everett McAleer Left field MeGuicken Dungan Right field S.iarp Goodenough Center field Wilson *»* For the benefit of the cranks the batting order for both teams is herewith given: San Jose—MeGuicken, Hanlev, Everett, Dooley, Wilson, Sharp. Parrott, Spies and Fanning. Los Angelea : Goodenough, Hassamer. McAleer, Dun gan, Decker, Hulin, Fogarty, Lohman and Knell. A manager has been selected for Los Angeles who is now in the eaat securing talent. Goodenough and Hulin have offers from Vanderbeck to play here this season. Goodenough has refused his offer and will probably go to the new Central league. * * Hulin has an offer from Joliet and will go there unless he makes satis factory arrangmfnts with Los Angeles. »** Joliet Decker has an offer from Harris of San Francisco. This model first base man will, however, go back to his old love, Joliet. M * * Dungan is very much pleased with hie contract with Chicago. He should prove a big favorite with the Windy city people. » » Here is one of the verses Fitzgerald did not sing in Indigo: Will the Duke ol Santa Clara win the pbnnant from our buys? Never ill a thousand years! Will Wild Bill Hassamer ever quit Che beer joint aud its joy.-? Never in a thousand years! Will Pete ol>man ever learn to throw or ft til i n lose his gri,.? Will Decker play with Oakland, or is Joliet his trip? Will Goldie net another job, or Baltimore let go of Cobb? Never in * thousand years! Never In a thousand yeais! Delegation 3 are expected in today from all the outside towns. Santa Ana will send up a crowd oi enthusiasts, while Long Beach and Pasadena's representa tive citizens wi.ll be here. Charles Dooley ia aa handaome and debonair aa of yore. Dooley ia the Apollo first baseman of the United States. AROUND TUB BASES. The champions play thia afternoon. The Herald's baseball boom begina today. Give Charlie Dooley a send-eff. He is an old Lob Angeles player. Fanning and McNab will do the twirling for San Jose in the coming se ries. Manager Finn haa signed Lockabaugh and Harper to pitch for San Jose the coming season. Clark will alao wear a San .Toae uni form this year. The duke predicts that he will be tbe star catcher of the league. Thia is tbe laat day to get in a guesa. Remember that all guesses must be in at the Herald office by 11 o'clock to day. A San Francisco paper says : Uncle Anson has still a penchant for California players. He signed Dungan a short time ago, but will probably have to re lease him to Kansas for the sake of har mony. He also tried to get Tom Brown, aud offered to trade Wilmot for the great Bprinter, but Louisville refused. SPORT AT THE PARK. The Jew Wins a Race in Fast Time. There was a fair crowd at Agricultural park yesterday afternoon. Fred Drake beat Bric-a-brac in the trot, winning the last three heats. Bric-a-brac won the first heat and took a record of 2:26%. The three-eighths of a mile running race was quite an event. The starters were The Jew, Counterfeit and Hercules. The Jew was the favorite in the betting, with Hercules close up. Six to one was offered against Counter feit. The race was a slashing one, The Jew winning by a nose from Counter teit in the very fast time of sec onds. This ia wonderfully gooa time for any part of the season, not alone the winter. UNIVERSITY ATHLETES. The Winners at the Field Day Yesterday. The Herald's University correspond ent sends in the following account of the University sports: Yesterday was epent as field day out at University Place. The contestants were the college students and the aca demic students. The sports began at 10 a.m. Following are the events, with winners: Running, 220-yard race, R. G. Van Cleve, college; 100 yard race, Hobart Sherman, academic; three-legged race, Porter and Shaw, college. Jumping, standing broad jump, J. A. Gray, F. W. Thurston, academics; run ning broad jump, J. A. Gray, academic; running bigh jump, R. G. Van Cleve, college. Throwing sledge hammer, J. A. Gray, academic. All the events of the morning took place in the college campus. At 1 o'clock p.m. the events were re sumed at the University athletic grounds on Jefferson street. The first event of the afternoon was the throwing of the baseball, David Arnold (col lege; won, throwing the sphere ninety four yards. Baiting the baseball waa won by T. W. Stagg (college), hia hit measuring ninety-five yards. The baseball game was next in order of events. Stagg and Martin for the cohege, and Gray and Whitlock for the academics, served as baUeries. Six innings were played, resulting as fol lows : College 0 5 8 8 0 »—l6 Academics 0 0 3 0 3 3— 9 High kicking occupied the interim between the baseball and foot bail games. R. G. Van Cleve (college) won. The moat important event of the day was the football game. The positions of the players were: COLLEGE. POSITIONS. ACADSMIC. Hall Fa 1 back Knighten Robinson Riiiht \_ back Thurston Lapham Left % back Gray Martin V back Whitlock Van Cleve Right end McC mbs Porter Left end Leuzinger D Arnold Rignt guard Cumm ngs Stagg Left guard Sawyer Warren Left tackle Rogers Garrett Right tackle B.air Koss Center rush Johnson The game resulted in a tcore of 34 to 0 in favor of the college boys. 0. E. Lloyd refereed, with J. S. Daugherty aa um pire. The boys cloaed this event with the college yell :— 'Ra, 'Ra, 'Ra, Ra! W. S. C—Ah I Boom 'Ra! Boom 'Ra! 'Ra, 'Ra, 'Ra! The closing events of the day were the hop, atep and jump, won by J . A. Gray, Academic, and putting the shot, won by a college man, T. W. Robinson. Prof. Paul Arnold officiated as scorer during the day. The result of the whole day was 76 points for the college and 24 points lor the academica. A number of ambitious athletes were encouraged to display their talent, and they showed up favorably. There was a good attendance at tbe afternoon's events, a large num ber of ladies gracing the occasion with their presence. The University Juniors met the Roae dale Juniors in a tootball match on the latter's ground Saturday afternoon. Al though the Roaedale-t were the larger and heavier men, the Universities waxed them so bad in 15 minutes that the Rosedales refused to play longer. The score of the 15 minute game was 20 to 0. KNIGHTS OF THE LEATHER. A Very Close Football Match Yes- terday. "What a shapely young athlete Mr. Williams is," said a young lady at the football game yesterday. "It's a horrid shame that all the players crowd around him and hide him from view." W. S. Williams is the center rush of the law students, and he is out of eight. Mc- Keeby, tbe center rush of the Olive team, is a delicate young athlete who might, pull the scales down at 230 pounds. Mr. Williams might weigh 102 pounds on a windy day with all his clothes on. He is 6 feet 3 inches in his football shoes. When Williams and McKeeby came together in a scrim mage, a kodak artist would have been able to secure something for the Judge. The game yesterday was between the Olives and the law students. The former club claim that it was not a regular match, as the law students were reinforced by several members of the Athletic club. At all events, the game waß hotly contested from start to finish. The legal luminaries won by a score of 6too. The Olives had all the best of the first half, but their opponents scored more by luck than anything elee. A kicked ball struck the piayers and bounded back. Strahorn got through the line and had a clean run, as the Olive full back was playing on the rush line. A goal was kicked, which gave the law students six points. The second half was hotly contested, and some good playing was done. Both teams failed to Bcore in this half, and the law students went home elated, having gained their first, victory. Heff ner played in better form than usual and made several good runs. Manning did not kick well. The hedging of the law students proved fairly effective. Pauly and Wright tackled well for the Olives. Chapman showed up well at times, and Joe Patrick made a couple of good runs. Stimson did not play the game he ia capable of. Mr. Guthrie umpired and Charles Patrick officiated as referee. fiAW STUDENTS. POSITIONS. OLIVES W. 8. Williams . .Center Rush.., McKeeby E. J. Dole Right Guard.... N. Bnrbank C. D. Wilbur Left Guard.. Kii. Winston C.W.Chase Right Tackle. Roy Goodrich F. Colburn LoilTackle C. Gooding Geo. Beebe Right End C. Pauly Henry Wilson Left k'ud W. Stephens J. If Patrick. Quarter Back D Crick K. Chapman ...R. Half Back M. Manning J. Slawson L. Hall Brick ..Harrv Heffner Frank Strahorn Full Back G. Wright THE GUESSERS. The Winning Number to Be Announced This Afternoon. As several hundred people have sent in guesses it has been decided to put each hundred in a separate envelope. For instance: All guesses between 900 and 1000 will be put in the 900 envelope, and so forth. As soon as the managers announce what the attendance is by the ALL MEN Suffering from NERVOUS DEBILITY, LOST or FAILING MANHOOD, INVOLUNTARY EMISSIONS, IMPOTKNCY, MENTAL WORRY. PERSONAL WEAKNESS, LOSS OF MEMORY. DESPONDENCY, and al. other disease* of mind and body, prodneed by youthful follies) or overindulgence, quickly and permanently cured BY Dr. Steinhart's ESSENCE OF LIFE! THE GREAT YITALIZER. PRICE $2 PER BOTTLB Or 6 bottles for f 10, or In pill form at same price. Call on or write to Dr. P. Steinhart, Room 12, 331 1-2 South Spring St, (Opposite Allen's Furniture Store), Los Angeles, - - - - Cal. Special anci infallible specifics also prepared for Gonorrhoea, Gleet, Syphilitic and Kidney and Bladder trouble. jrS»V~AII communications strictly confiden tial and private. OFFICE HOURS: From 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Sundays, from 10 to 12. 11-14 6m gate receipts,-the winning envelope will be opened. Suppose the attend ance should be 1475. The en velope containing all the guesses from fourteen to fifteen hundred will be opened and it will not take more than a. minute to find out the nearest gueaser. These envelopes will all be sealed at noon and the seals will not be broken until the exact paid attendance is ascertained. The sporting editor will appoint a committee of three to open the envelope, and everyone is guaran teed "a fair field and no favor." A CHANCE FOR EVERYBODY. Guess and Win a Teu Dollar Gold Piece. There is a chance to make a ten dollar gold piece. Guess the attendance at the ball match on Sunday between San Jose and Los Angeles in the opening game of the series for the championship of the coast. The Herald will give ten dol lars to the person making tbe nearest guess. It costs nothing to guess. Cut out this coupon, fill in and leave at the Herald ofliee any time before Sunday at 11 o'clock, or enclose tbe coupon in aa envelope and address "Sporting Editor, Herald." Guesses will not be considered except on Herald coupons. The largest attendance thia season at Athletic park has been 700, while the largest attend ance ever congregated at a ball game in the city was about 2,600. HERALD CODPON. Guesi : Name : Address • : City : Several parties appear to labor under the delusion that they can only make one guess for the $10. One can guess as often as he or she please, but only one guess is allowed to each coupon. All gueasea must be in the hands of the sporting editor by 11 o'clock Sunday. Guesses received after that hour will not he considered. Thie ia absolute, aa it is the intention to announce the name of the winner after tbe eighth inning. Those who cut cupona out of Sunday's paper should leave them at the business office, which will be open until 11 a. m. The money taken in at both gates will decide the attendance. A TWENTY-MILE RACE To Take Place at Downey on Monday Afternoon. A novel event for the members of tbe visiting Press club and eastern people generally will be the great twenty-mile saddle race, to come off tomorrow over the Downey track, between the cele brated riders, Alfred Garcia and Henry Pepperß. This race will be more than us ally interesting; our friends from the lower end of the county, aa well as those of Orange, San Diego and San Bernardino countieß take a very lively interest in the contest, as horses from each of the above localities are entered in the respective strings. Train leaves Arcadia for Downey at 9:37 a. m., re turning at 4 p. m. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Proceedings at Yesterday's Meeting of the Directors. The board of directors of the chamber of commerce met in regular 6eesion yes terday afternoon. There were present Directors Lankershim, Hazard, Free man, McGarvin, Klokke, Francisco, Baker, Johnson, Hoghes, Hellman, For man and Edwards. Vice-President Lankershim occupied the chair. C. D. W'iilard acted as secretary. Tbe secretary presented a financial statement showing a balance in bank of *(M 0 80. Bills to the amount of $6U40 w ere allowed. A number oi communications were read and acted upon. Among them waa one from J. Da Barth Shorb calling at tention to the partial success attending the efforts of the rain-makers in Fresno county, and suggesting the advisability of persuading them to make a trial of their plan somewhere in this immediate vicinity, as for example on Mount Wil -8"n. The secretary was instructed to tt.lk the matter up with tbe rain makers. The resignation of N. H. Morrison waa read and accepted. The resignation of A. W. Dunning.wan read 'and accepted. Tbe board then adjourned. " HERALD " PREMIUM MAP. A pocket map of the city of Los Angeles and suburbs Is now out. This new map has beea gotten up with great care and expense for tbe Herald. It will prove a vaiuablo guide and chart of refercnoe to tioth newcomers and old residents. It Indicates tho lines ol all the street railways in operation and iv process of construction. It gives the names of all tha streets, corrected to date; a tablo of dis tances to points in Los Angelea conntv and vicinity, and mauy other valuable point* 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 Bebald will be delivered free to the address of any new oily subscriber who will pay one month's subscrip tion in advance. 3