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LOS ANGELES HERALD rBBXJBH«D BE VEN DAYS A WEEK. JIWI ■ D~ LYNCH. JAMKB J. ATMS. AYEBS & LYNCH, - PUBLISHERS. fSmtertid at the postofflce at Los Angeles as second-class matter.) DELIVERED BY CARRIERS goe per Week, or «Oc For Month. TEBMB BT MAIL, INCLUDING POSTAGE: ■ksaur Herald, one year *S.OO jUiIT Herald, six mouths 4 00 SISt Herald, three months 2.25 Vnur Herald, one year 2.00 Wisely Heeald, six mouths 100 Weekly Herald, three months. M» Illustrated Herald, per oopv 10 offlce of PnbUcation, 223- i%6 West Second atwet. Telephone 156. Notice to Mall Subscribers. The papers of all delinquent mail subscribers IB the Los Angeles Daily Herald will be mtomptly discontinued hereafter. No papers wUI he sent to subscribers by mail unless the ..„. haye been paid for in advance. This rule telVflexiblo. AVERS & LYNCH. FRIDAY, JANUARY *9, 189*. THE ILLUSTRATED HERALD. For some days past canvassers have bean out soliciting advertisements for the Illustkatsd Hmaxd Annual. This will be the twelfth issue of this invalua ble publication, which has done so much to develop Los Angeles and Southern California. Our agents have met a most scarifying success, and they will remain ia the meld until it is time to put the work to press. A ROSEATE OUTLOOK. In such remarks as we may make as to the outlook lor the crops in Los An geles county we wish it to be distinctly understood that facte, and not supposi tions, are the staples employed. During the past ten days the writer has been <rrer a very extensive territory tributary to thia city. Both in the direction of the coast and of the mountains he has found that an unprecedented area has been put in grain. The farmers acted very sensibly on the idea that the rains ■would this year be late, and they dry plowed and sowed in all directions. Be tween Los Angeles and the coast, at all points of the compass, a vast acreage is in grain. On the Centinela Mr. D. Free man and his tenants have ten or twelve thousand acres in the cereals. On the Ballona, the San Vicente, and other ranchoß between Los Angeles and Santa Monica, great tracts are in grain. The same may be said of the large stretch oi country between Ix>s An geles and San Pedro. In the San Fernando valley Mr. Van Nuys alone htm twenty thousand acres in wheat and barley. To an extent never paralleled before the San Gabriel valley has been seeded to these grains. The same may Im said of the country up to the Sanßer mardino line. Reportb of an encourag ing character reach us from the south tern portion of the county. In addition, this year large areas will be planted in corn. All this grain was looking exceedingly •well a week ago. As Mr. H. A. Unruh, superintendent of the Santa Anita ranch, said to a Herald reporter day be fore yesterday, the country could have gone rery well without rain for two weeks to come. The stock, it is true, seeded renewed pasture, and grare was getting short, but the farmers had met the situation in an enlightened way, and they will now reap the benefit of their forecast. Aa tbe caee stands tcday after the late rains, this county never materialized in m good a shape as now. The sponta neous grasses of the country are spring ing np on every hand in lush abundance. Every drop of the downpour waa utilized. The finely pulverized ■oil drank it in greedily. The benefit arising from the opportune precipitation has been increased by the warm, grow ing weather which has followed the storms. One can almost hear the grass and grain growing. A trip taken yes terday, with a view of testing the effect of the rains, has convinced the writer, who has had a great deal of experience ia looking over crops in Los Angeles county, that the finest and most abun dant season for the cereals in our history ia upon us. In a week the beautiful alfilerilla will be mantling upon oar hills, and everywhere will be presented a scene of indescribable vernal loveliness. Tbe yield of grain, aa the indications stand today, will be the largest ever known in the region tributary to Los Angeles. * Bat tbat ia by no means all. The reduction, by the Santa Fe railway, of the rate on oranges to Chicago from $1.25 per hundred pounds to 90 cents, iae gone far to offset the losses from the late wind storm. While the gross yield of our orange groves has been largely reduced, much of the fruit lost was of an inferior grade, and what remains will command a much higher price than wonld have been realized if our original estimate of five thousand carloads had been confirmed. Dropping detailed consideration of crops and seasons, the outlook for Los Angeles could not well be better. The government engineers have recommend ed San Pedro as a deep water harbor, and that port will undoubtedly be developed into a high state of efficiency. Private enterprise is creating a satisfactory har bor at Redondo. The Southern Pacific railway has entered the lists for the cre ation of a magnificent portat the caßon, at Santa Monica. This ia to be a stu pendous structure, costing $160,000, and reaching out a distance of a mile and a third. In our electric and cable systems of railways, both built with capital from abroad, we have an instance of tbe firm faith which exista elsewhere in tbe future of Los Angeles. We have reason to believe tbat tbe Los Angeles and Pacific railway will soon be. in run ning order. Tbe Santa Fe railway man agers bave conclnded a traffic arrange ment with tbe Terminal company by wlikh they will reach San Pedro. They THE LOS ANGELES HERALD FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 29, 1892 are also about to build to the old Ber nard wharf, at South Santa Monica. A connection by rail between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City cannot be postponed over a year. Tarn where we may, schemes of gigantic development, all looking to the aggrandizement of Los Angeles, confront one on every hand. No wonder that people of .means anil enterprise from every section of the Union and from abroad are turning their eyes towards this favored land. We are advised, from the excursion offices, that during the coming spring the tide of travel will be very great. It could not well help being so. Los An geles is really, on many grounds, tbe most eclectic spot on the American con tinent. In the city itself we have everything to inspirit even a croaker. Sagacious investors are improving city property on a colossal scale. On Broadway, Mr. Bradbury is erecting a business block that will cost $300,000. In every eligi ble portion of the city splendid residences are springing up. Mr. Stimson is build ing a home that, with outhouses, will cost $150,000. Go where one will, one cannot fail to encounter evidences that agencies are at work that are destined to make Los Angeles the most beautiful and prosperous city of tbe United States. THE COST OF STREET PAVEMENT. It has transpired that there is a well organized ring of street contractors in San Francisco who pay a percentage of two cents a square foottoofficialß for the purpose of enabling them to control the work of paving streets with bituminous rock. J. H. Bingham, who has refused to co-operate with the ring, has found himself subjected to serious annoyance from officials in the street department whenever he haa succeeded in obtaining a contract against the "combine." In his exposure of the tactics of the ring be lets the public into a few facts relative to the profit in laying bituminous rock pavement which are interesting and in structive. He aays that, as one who pre tends to thoroughly understand the lay ing of bituminous pavement, and every element of cost that enters into it, he can assure the public that it can be laid down at a cost of not more than 17 cents per square foot, and even less. Here is his summary of the cost for labor, and material delivered on the ground, for 100 square feet: Rock of required specifications $2 CO Portland cement li barrels„ai?2.2o per barrel f 7g Labor at 1 cent a foot ■ ■ 100 Bitumen at 10.50 a ton on the ground, with 2 cents a foot for laying 10 00 Total «* 75 He says that 26.U cents a foot for pave ment gives a royal margin to contract ors, and concludes his statement to the public as follows: "Isn't there a wide margin for profit on capital invested, time and trouble and things like that, between the actual cost of $16 75 for laying 100 square feet of bituminous pavement and the $26.50 collected under contract, even with a healthy deduction for non-collections and legal expenses to enforce collection of assessments? "lam perfectly satisfied to take all tbe contracts I can carry at, that price, and I don't propose to go into a swindle and then have to give up half of it to a lot of thieving city officials. I have not made a statement in this matter that I am not ready to indorse by my sworn Affidavit." The application of this San Francisco eelaircißsement to Los Angeles will be apparent when we say that some of the most outrageous jobs of paving in this city have cost all the way from 25 to 28 cents per square foot. We believe that the Sixth-street enormity cost 20 cents. We now know from Mr. Bingham, a reputable contractor, that there is a lib eral margin of profit in good work at 26)£ cents per square foot. It should cost no more here than in San Francisco, and we may lake it for granted that when bids materially exceed this figure the contractors are making the tax payers pay an excessive figure for street pavement. There are miles and miles of street work to be done this year, and unless the contractors wish to disgust the property owners and drive them into refusing to make the street im provements they want to make, they will find that their best policy will be to deal fairly with the public. Pbopessoe Hilgard and S. M. Wood bridge, Ph. D., of this city, have locked horns in the agricultural papers on the subject of Boil food. The latter takes the position that chemical analysis of samples of soil to determine the kind of fertilizer that should be used is mis leading in practice, and claims that the better way is to put the question to the soil itself in the shape of different fer tilizers, and to get the answer in the crops. But Professor Hilgard insists that to determine the fertilizers that should be used in new and untried tracts the soils onght to be analysed. In this way the farmer can know approximately what fertilizer he should use at once, without waiting for a season to get an answer from fertilizing experiments in the soil. Very shortly we shall be favored by a visit from the St. Louis syndicate who are building the Terminal railway. A severe attack of the gtip, from which he has not fully recovered, will keep Mr. R. C. Kerens at home. Doubtless upon the arrival of these gentlemen the full plans of the company will be disclosed in an authoritative shape. Mr. Kerens announces tbat, as soon as he can make his arrangements to that end, he will come out and take a full course of our matchless Southern California climate. Thb Chilean controversy is now re ferred back to the diplomatists, as the interchange of notes between the two governments in the past few days shows that Chile is willing to do everything that is right in the premises. The pres ident sent another special message to congress yesterday, with further corre spondence between Sefior Montt and Secretary Blame. It is mainly a repeti tion of what has heretofore been pub lished ; but the text of these important notes forme valuable reading. GRUBB AND ARISTOCRACY. Yesterday the Herald contained a brief reference to E. Burd Grubb, Mr. Harrison's minister to Spain. This was the individual who was eternally waxed out of any resemblance to political humanity by the present Democratic governor of New Jersey. The Republican forces were led by Grubb into about as deep a ditch as has thus far been discovered in the sandy soil of the Sweet Potato state. But Grubb was a man who could not be downed so easily. He was the early Bard that caught the diplomatic worm, and he emerged into the chrysalis of the butterflies who hang around royal courts. Grubb, who spells his not at all aristocratic name with two lower case b's, seems to have a holy horror of all standards of orthography, He prob ably think? tb»t it is intensely vulgar to Spell Bird with an i, or Grubb with a single b. If he were a prospector, and were stipulating for a grub stake, he would probably demand a double allot ment on the strength of the two b's. He is nothing if not sensational. Soma time ago he was married in Edinburg to a bonnie Scotch lassie, and he imported half a dozen of the golden youth of Philadel phia, in which city he formerly com manded a crack military organization, to officiate as ushers and groomsmen. They wore the gorgeons uniform of the troop, and they must have been a sight to see. A fellow like Grubb, with his rank vul garity and ineffable snobbishness, can do much to obliterate the impression left in Spain by such ministers of the United States as Washington Irving. We are not informed as to the device of Grubb's coat of arms. It is probably a caterpillar in the mouth of a Burd. His recent ex pression of aristocratic opinions will doubtless make it very galling to him to discover that not even by the aid ot a ninety-million magnifying glass, "of double hextra power," can he discover anything that answers to his name in either De Brett's or Burkes Peerages. Tun rain took a rest during the day yesterday ; but last night it resumed its beneficent mission, and came down gently but steadily. This means an un precedentedly tine agricultural season for the whole of Southern California. Couldn't Collect with a Club. It is astonishing how history repeats itself. For centuries we have been try ing to perfect the laws so that no trace might be left of "the good old rule, the 6imple plan, that he may take who has the right, and he may keep who can." Still we are a long ways from the mil lennium, and every once in awhile some worthy citizen relapses to the feudal principle of trying to punch the head off a creditor when he fails to observe the sacred traditions of steamship day. An exasperated Market street tailor way laid a frisky advertising agent the other evening on the steps of his boarding house and collared him. "If you don't pay me that bill this in stant I'll club the life out of you," said the victimized tradesman. The adver tising agent cast an anxious look around and there wasn't a soul in sight. Every one was in the crowded dining room. His resolve was instantly taken. "Come right into the parlor and t ril give it to you," he said, with a smile, and the man with the bludgeon released his grip on his collar and followed him until the swinging doors of the dining room flew open and the astonished tailor stood confronting the staring crowd. "Do any of you ladies and gentlemen know this man?" asked the agent. Tho boarders glared over their knives and forks and shook their heads. "I thought not. I found the fellow out in the cor ridor trying one of the doors with a skeleton key,, and I guess he's the man that's been robbing the hat rack lately." The positive resistance and declarations of the creditor only made his case worse, and when the help got through dusting him with his own club the ashman would have hesitated to pick him up from the sidewalk. —San Francisco Chronicle. A Itlack Cat in a Courtroom. Toward the close of the trial of M. P. Kerr.of Crawfordsville, Ind., for forgery, an incident occurred which, while amus ing, demonstrated that the average American still believes in the efficacy of "signs," During a lull in the proceed ings a strange black cat, with fierce, glaring eyes, appeared in the doorway, causing a solemn silence to fall over the assembly. It paused, looked about, and slowly swishing its tail to and fro ad vanced toward the space between tho prisoner and the jury's box. The si lence became oppressive, and the judge, lawyers, jurors and prisoner craned their necks and with open mouths gazed at the creature. "Would the apparition approach the prisoner to be touched?" If so the man was innocent and would be freed. After standing as if transfixed for sec onds it approached the prisoner, who with a superhuman effort stretched forth his hand and touched the glossy fur. Immediately the cat gave a joyous "meow" and disappeared. All were con vinced that Kerr would go free. He was acquitted.—Cincinnati Enquirer. Real Bubes in the Wood. The two pretty little children of Daviii Wismer. of Qiuikertown, figured in the role of the "Babes in the Wood" a few days ago, but were rescued before the birds had occasion to cover them up with leaves. They suddenly took it in their heads, while playing in tho street, to make a pilgrimage, and set out with no further preliminaries than the prince in the fairy tales. They came at last to the road at Perkasie. several miles away, but still were unweary, and kept on their journey over the hills. Wonder ing farmers gaped at them as they passed. The little ones soon struck tho woods and wandered around among the trees until dusk deepened into evening, when they composed themselves complacently for slumber beneath the overhanging branches. Meanwhile the frightened father had spread the alarm and was fast on their heels. He traced his babes to the woods, where he awoko them, and took them home with him hal frozen. —Philadelphia Record. I I Bo you want help t If to, insert an ad I on our classified page. k , :, S4""'V.. HANDSOME GROUNDS. The Plans for Beautifying the Court House. What Will Be Done With the Grounds. Details of the Decorative Features to Be Used. The Architects Have Completed the Flaus—Massive Stairways- The Trees and * lowers to Be Used. There ia a great deal of interest mani fested in court house circles and by public spirited citizens with an eye to the beau tiful as to ivhat will be done toward im proving the grounds surrounding the new court house. Architects Curlett & Eisen have com pleted the plans for the entrances to the grounds and they will be of a substan tial and ornate character. Tbe main entrance will be at the corner of New High and Temple streets. Here a mass ive Btone stairway, twenty-five feet wide with three landings of white marble, is being constructed. There is to be an ornamental pier at the base of tbe steps and on each side of the first landing will be circular spaces, in the center of which will stand two marble electroliers with drinking fountains at the base. On the next landing two large reclining stone lions will be placed. Another etone stairway will extend from New High street to the south en trance of the building, with a branch stone stairway giving entrance to the county jail. There will also be a mass ive stairway at the Temple street entrance to the grounds,while a spacious driveway at a slight grade will be located at the corner of Broad way and Temple streets. The court house will be surrounded with a drive way of bituminous lime rock, and the balance oi the ground graded nicely and planted with bluegrass. Around the iron railing which will skirt the drive way, a perforated pipe will be extended for the purpose of effectively irrigating the grass. As it is naturally anticipated that the court house will be one of the "show places" of the city when completed, the board of supervisors intend to lay out and improve the grounds in an elabor ate manner. They propose to engage a first-class landscape gardener and give him carte blanche. Flower beds in fan tastic shape and filled with the flora of Southern California, will abound in lavish profusion, and sago and date palms will-lend a tropical air to tbe scene. There will also be a profusion of magnolia and orange trees, and on the Broadway side of the building pepper trees will soften the rugged contour of the massive stone structure. Quite a large force of workmen ate now busily engaged in preparing the ground for tbe contemplated improvements and Su pervisor Forrester says that the work will be pushed forward as speedily as possi ble. It is expected that a number of leading horticulturists will make dona tions for this purpose. ••Thou troublest me—l am not in the vein," he said when invited tc make a Fourth of July o-ation. But he bought a bottla of Salvation Oil and the National Holiday heard from the Eagle. Baldwin's Land For Hale. Tbe entire land outside of E. J. Bald win's home place, in the famous Santa Anita and adjoining ranches in the San Gabriel valley, is now on sale in quan tities to suit, on liberal terms. Apply to H. A. Unruh, Arcadia. Cleveland's is the Baking Powder used in the U. S. Army. JL.OBT. OST—BETWEEN FIR»T AND SPRING BTS. j and Terminal depot one bbl. Saratoga chips, marked K. H. Co., Raymond station. Suitable reward for return of same to fieight agent Ter minal depot 129 It M WHY m Bo Boys' Shoes wear out in a week? — They do not when you buy the STAR B|idr Brand.. "School- Jtwil boys' I'ride," the best shoe ever \wk jjr ■ made for the > s#VjSg*jS™ B . money. Sold only at 142-144 North <«aoc'i W»*x*. Spring St., by the V GIBSON & TYLER CO. C. F. HEINZEMAN, Druggist & Chemist No. 25!2 N. Main Bt., l,os Angeles, Cal. Prescriptions carefully compounded day and night. m22-tf 11. Hilleb, Pres'L 8. W. Hilleb, Sec. Los Angeles Lumber Co, SSALEBSIS Lafflber, Cement, Fire Brick sod Ctoy, Etc. BAN PEDRO ST., Bet. Fourth and Fifth. Telephone 109. 9-39 U P 0. Box 87. LACE -:- CURTAINS! m POLES 1 TRIMMINGS mm AT COST! A FULL LINE OF . Opaque and Holland Window Shades AT A REDUCTION. CALL AND LOOK AT THESE IMMENSE BARGAINS AT CITY OF PARIS, 203 TO 209 NORTH SPRING ST., LOS ANGELES BANKRUPTS SALEI |i —S— OF K \ Fine Clothing, Hats, Furnishing Goods, Trunks, Bags and Rubber Goods. ' OHO Wortn must De sol(1 at once at ■ sacrifice to satisfy tke J)L\J,\J\J\J demands of creditors. FULLY 50 PER CENT SATED. PITCH * GRAY, THE BOSTON SQUARE DEALERS, RT SEiV/ j 223 SOUTH SPRING STREET. | I WEI WANT MONEY! Bona-Fide Keduction Sale! WE QUOTE ONLY A FEW OF THE PRICES. DOMESTICS. 10c muslin, "7%c; 10c canton flannel, 7c; 10c crash, 7c; 16c towels, 10c; 20a towels, 12c; 35c table linen, 50c bleached table linen, 36c; 60e colore* table linen, 86c; 75c table linen, 50c; 90c table liven, 60o; 11 red table rover, (SOe; fl r«n lorters, 75c; 14 comforters. $2.50; 20c ticking, 11c; 10c Cheviot, 7)* c: lt>%c cheviot, 12c; 10c gingham, 7V 2 r; 25c white flannel, 19c: 17.60 blankets, f0.f.0; 20c gray flannel. 12c; 75; 2 u French flannel, 50c; others in proportion. DRESS GOODS. (1.25 black henrietta, 79c; « black besrietta, 7Sr; $160 black brcsdrloth. J1.15; I slo black novelty suits, $7.50; $1 25 black silk-mixed, 98c: 75c black hemietta, 59c; 40c black bunting, 25c; 75u black filk lutter, 55c; 40c stripe cerge 25c; 500 plaid goods, 35c; 65c plaidgoodß, 50c; $1 25 silk velvet, 98c; 65c blai k velveteen, 46c; ttf.e and 85c plush, 59c; $1.25 black brocade (ilk, 90c; others in proporticn. HOSIERY AND UNDERWEAR. 85c black cashmere hose, 69c; 75c black cashmere hose. 50c: 40c black cotton hose, 25c; 35c ingrain hose, 22 c; 20c children's black ribbed hose, 12'.e; 20c boys' biack hose, 15c; 20c infants'wove hose, 10c; 50c ladies' vests. 35c; 75c gray vests, 59c; $2 scarlet vests, $1.50; $2 black vests, $1.25; 40c boys' vests, 25c; other goods in proportion. KID GLOVES AND CORSETS. $1.25 Foster kid glove, 98c, $1 chamois skin, 75c; $1.50 real kid; $1; $1.25 driving gloves, 90c; 75c and $1 opera gloves, 25c; $1.25 black Biaritz gloves, 98c; 75c corsets, 50c; $1.25 R. & G. corsetß, $1: $1 25 Dr. Warner's corsets, $1: $1 Dr Schilling's corsets, 80c: 90c P.N. corsets, 50c; $2.50 black satin corsets, $1.50; 50c children's corded waists, 25c; other goods in proportion. GENTS' GOODS. I 90c white dress shirts, 69c; $1.50 Scotch wool underwear, $1; $1.50 scarlet wool I underwear, $1; 50c gray merino underwear, 35c; $1 50 French percale shirts, 75c; 50c i? outing i-hirts, 25c; $1 painters'suits, 75c; 75c overalls, 50c; $1.50 white dress snirts, ■ $1; 75c Vicuna underwear, 50c. & WINEBURGH'S, 309-311 S. SPRING. I TROY LAUNDRY, Works, fill, 573 lid 675 Rorth Mailt Street, Teltphont He. 46, MilN OFFICE, UNDER LOS ANGELES NATIONAL BANK, FIRST AND SPRING STREETS Dross Shirts and >m * Tonnl " Stlrts Neatly Done. | ECONOMICAL FUEL. 8. F. WELLINGTON r> LUMP COAL 0 \_J WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, V^/ AT REDUCED PRICES. A lf your dealer does not keep it RING UP TELEPHONE 36, or leave your A orders with >t—sV " HANCOCK BANNING, Importer T 130 W. SECOND ST. T Oak, Pine and Juniper Woort »"wed and split to order, 7-29 tl * -3SPHOTOGRAPHIC SUPPLIES K WHOLESALE AND RETAIL I Photographic materials, of all kinds. Detective, View and Kodac oameras. Amaiteur outfits at Eastern prices. Developing, printing and finishing for aruatears. Orders tilled promptly Send for catalogue. DEWEY BROS. & CO., . I 1-4-7 S. MAIN ST. LOS ANGELES, OAL..