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LOS ANGELES HERALD F™LT»M«D— — SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. Jos MP H D. Lynch. James J. Ayers. AYEBS & LYNCH, - PUBLISHERS. [Entered at the postoffice at Los Angeles as second-class matter.] DELIVERED BY CARRIERS At Mo Par Week, or 80c Per Month. HUH BT HAIL, INCLUDING FOBTABK: Daily Herald, one year 18.00 Daily Herald, six months 4 '25 Daily Herald, three months 2.25 Weekly Herald, one year 2.00 Weekly Herald, six months 1.00 Weekly Herald, three months. 60 JiLOSTRATSD HERALD, per Copy 20 Office ol Publication, 223 228 West Second street. Telephone 156. Notice to Mail Subscribers. The papers of all delinquent mail subscribers to the Los Angeles Daily Herald will be promptly discontinued hereafter. No papers will be sent to subscribers by mall unless th« tame have been paid for in advance. This rule la Inflexible. AYERB & LYNCH. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 18*8. THE ILLUSTRATED HERALD. For some days past canvassers have been oat soliciting advertisements for the Illustbatsd Herald 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 gratifying success, and they will remain in the field until it is time to put the work to press. The state board of railroad commis sioners at their last meeting reduced the rate of freight on ice from San Fran cisco to Los Angeles from $21.60 to $5 per ton. That ought to give consumers here natural ice at a cheaper rate than heretofore charged by dealers. The Oakland board of education have been wrestling < with the question whether Victor Hugo's Hernani is a moral book. "Big" Smith, who pre sides at the board, is said to bave con founded tbe work with the mother of a female kid; but his friends deny tbe im putation. ________ The president of tbe Los Angeles Water company says that a strong syn dicate is willing to purchase all tbe rights of his company, and supply water to all parts of the city, providing the city will grant it a fifty years' fran chise. At the end of fifty years the new corpoiation would turn the plant over to the city free and clea* of all incum brances. There would doubtless be a strong sentiment amongst our people against granting any company, on any practicable terms, a franchise to supply thia city with water for fifty years. The present generation have an interest in the water which they are not likely to ignore. These people are firmly of the belief that the city itself Bbould own its water works; and after all, it would be the consumers who in the long ran would have to pay for whatever plant the proposed syndicate would put down. Criminals are holding high carnival in Chicago. At one station alone there were no less thantwenty-twocomplaints of citizens who bad been stopped by footpads on Sunday up to 2a. m. Some of these had been knocked down, bru tally handled and robbed. It ia alwayß unsafe to go out in any but the best and most brilliantly-lighted streets at night in Chicago; but even the streets that were before considered safe are now in cluded in those that are dangeroua. The fact is that Chicago ia the worst policed city in the world. It reeks with crime, and the police in many instances are confederates of the criminals. The present mayor, when he went into office, made a strong effort to purify the force, but without success. Now that the time for the fair is approaching, the local criminal element is receiving rein forcements from all parts of tbe world. By the time the exposition is in full blast, every person who visits Chicago will take his life in hia own hands if he ventures out after nightfall. A member of the New York legislature who waa present at the electrocution of Mcllvaine, declared that what be wit nessed was enough to shock the most callous nature, and that such executions were cruel and barbarous beyond any thing he could have imagined. He said he would, as soon as he returned to Al bany, introduce a bill repealing tbe act authorizing execution by electricity. The shocked legislator is right. When Mcllvaine'a body was handed over to his friends, it showed that wherever tbe point of electrical contact occurred, the flesh was burned. The face was black where the charged helmet covered it, and the calves of his legs where the electrodes were fastened, were deeply seared. There ia something that is very revolting to the general mind in execu tion by electricity. An idea prevails that however quickly death may be pro duced, there ia an eternity of agony in the few seconds of consciousness that elapse between the letting on of the current and the losa of aensibility. Why not execute criminals by administering to them a narcotic poison? That wouid be less barbarous than any of the modes ol death adopted by civilized govern ments. The Bland silver bill will receive a favorable report from the committee, notwithstanding the fact that such Dem ocratic leaders as ex-President Cleve land and Senators Carlisle and Hill, and an informal Democratic caucus of the house, have decided that a judicious party policy requires that the issue should be postponed until after the coming presidential election. The friends of the measure claim that they have enough votes to pass it in the house,with a large margin to spare. How it would iare in the senate is an open question. Many of the senators who favored free coinage in the last session have changed their minds aa to the expediency of the THE 105 ANGELES HERALD THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY , 1892 immediate adoption by the United States of such a policy. The present Blarj bill differs very essentially from all other measures proposed. It looks to co-operation with France, and pro vides that if that nation consents to adopt free coinage the United States shall adopt the French ratio of 15}£ ou ces of silver to 1 of gold, instead of ur own existing one of 16 to 1, thus reducing the numoer of grains in the American silver dollar from 412> 2 to 400. A PECULIAR PLAY. Mr. Cleveland, on returning from his trip to Louisiana, was struck by one of the übiquitous reporters of the New York World, who proceeded, after the usual manner of his kind, to try to pump bim. The ex-president stood the ordeal fairly well, but he has evidently acquired Samuel J. Tilden's faculty of reticence. To an inquiry as to what he thought of calling the New York state convention on the 22d of February, he simply replied that "he hoped the day would be pleasant, and that it was cer tainly a memorable one." In this re gard the ex-president undoubtedly shows more sense than many Demo crats and Mugwumps, the latter par ticularly. To a man up a tree it does not seeai so important when the con vention shall do its work as that that body shall truly represent the sense, of their constituents. Very likely, in order to make the preference of the voters of the state of New York plain beyond peradventure, Governor Hill's friends may postpone the convention. There is a very pretty little play in this matter. The Democratic and Mugwump friends of Mr. Cleveland in New York say that the convention was called at such an early date in order to forestall the judgment of the country at large. That is to Bay, they think that tbe spectacle of a unanimous dele gation from the Empire Btate for Sena tor Hill will have a very dominating effect upon the national Democ racy. There is a world of sense in thia view oi the matter. The Republican portion of the press, on the other hand, simply howls for the sake of that healthful exercise itself, and because the name of Hill always exciteß them to fury, for the reason that they know that he can certainly carry the Empire state. Per contra, Mr. Hill's partizans probably believe that the supporters of Mr. Cleveland desire to have the convention postponed because they wish to have time to bring outßide pressure to bear upon the Democracy of New York. That is the case in a nut shell. It is a game of strategy, and the moat skillful players have evidently won so far. It might be wise for Senator Hill to be magnanimous, but he has not gained his extraordinary reputation for political sagacity without understanding how to play his own band. MAN WORSHIP. The tendency to man worship in this day and generation, and in a republic, is something exceptional and reprehensi ble. The old-time theory in the United States used to be that one man was as good as another and a d — no, a good deal —better. This was a primitive idea, but it ought to have today as much force as ever. Why should the Democratic or Re publican parties be restricted to any one man as their candidate for presi dent? Are they to replace the right divine of kings by the divine right of personalities? The extraordinary prominence given to Blame in the calculations of Repub lican politicians was as noticeable as was the pre eminence of Henry Clay in the old Whig party. And yet Mr. Blame, while a most winning and mag netic man, has never done anything to indelibly impress himself upon the his tory of his country. The case was entirely different with Clay, who had been a most distinguished dip lomat and the originator of the extreme protection theories which Mr. Blame had championed most vigorously until lately. The little, tentative effort of Blame to accord "fair trade" to South America, was simply a timid and partial adoption of Democratic ideals of states manship. Yet the whole Republican party is in mourning just now because Mr. Blame is not to be their nominee. This is the more extraordinary because, from having been the extreme advocate of Jingoism—his principal popularity resting on his supposed twisting of the tail of the British lion—he has become a very diplomatic kind of Lambro— "the mildest mannered man that ever scuttled ship or cut a throat." Where be now all his old time heroics? If anybody has heard him breathe a growl against England since he became secre tary of state, either under the Garfield or tbe Harrison administration, the fact has not been made public. This man worship is by no means an unamiable trait, but it is weak and enervating. The members of both the great national parties ought to feel that "no pent up Utica confines their powers," and that in the boundless American continent there are many men capable of gracing the highest political station. ___________ There has been a great deal of scan dalously false telegraphing from Wash ington of late, and it has appeared ad nauseam in certain San Francisco jour nals that ought to know better, and whose unquestionable enterprise ought to be better employed than in dissem inating it. Take the case of the Exam iner, for instance. The gentleman who represents that lively journal in the city of Washington has been telegraphing to this coast all sorts of roorbacks about the relations existing between Mr. Blame and President Harrison. Their rank absurdity has been made glaringly patent by the events of the last three or four days. According to this veracious correspondent, the president and his secretary of state have been on terms of downright hostility for some time. Blame was intriguing to capture the Minneapolis convention and his chief wa» about to kick him out of his cabinet, Thia kind of stuff has appeared in our San Francisco contemporary for weeks past. Its absolute recoil will not abaßh its author a whit. He will go on as gaily as a troubadour to the exploitation of new fields of folly, and the great journal which employe him will be fool ish enough to pay him for sending such rot broadcast. He ought to be disci plined or discharged. AMUSEMENTS. A Texaß Steer delighted a large audi ence last evening at the Loe Angeles theater. The play is funny throughout, and the lines are all witty. The motif of the play is political venality, on which the changes are rung merrily but a bit too persistently. Mr. Hoyt's point of view is an unhealthy, morally miasmatic one, but his work is not in tended to be considered Beriously. It, however, in no way merits the name of a comedy. It is extravagant through out, being broadly farcical —as farcical to a dot as A Tin Soldier or A Hole in the Ground, from which it differs only in mi omission of the symmetri cally tilled black stockings and the va riety "turns." It is, however, a bright, in fact a brilliant farce, one which is a laugh-maker from beginning to end, and one which is excellently played. Mr. Murphy cannot be too highly praised for hia delightful acting aa Mav erick Brander. The pereonation is com plete in all its features, and indicates dramatic talent of a very high order. All of the male parts are well performed, while as much cannot be said for the others. Flora Walsh, in face and voice, can assume the ju venile young woman aa well as ever, but tbe matronly attributes of her figure are rather too much accentuated at present to permit of her being what "Bossy Brander" should be. The other women have so little to do that it is perhaps unjust to judge them from the way they do that little. There are one or two incidents in the performance which would be offensive to a very refined audience, and which should be eliminated. But all in all, the play is a sparkling, merry, very laugha ble production, which deeerves its suc cess. a •* # Joseph Jefferaon as Bob Acres, Mrs. John Drew as Mrs. Malaprop—what a performance of The Rivals in its great roles the mere mention of these names assures ! Then in addition to bucli play ers, the audiences at the Grand opera house next week will see Viola Allen, Fanny Denham Rouse, Blanche Bender, Louis James, J. H. Barnes, W. F. Owen, George W. Denham, Fitzhuch Owsley, Joseph Warren and H. "W. Odlin. Thursday and Saturday matinee will be devoted to the rare old comedy by Sher idan, The Rivals, and on Friday and Saturday nights Colman's Heir-at-Law will be given. The Richard & Pringle Georgia Min strels will appear on Monday evening for a two nights' engagement at the Grand opera house. It is claimed that this company eschew the modern mere tricious methods of minstrelsy, and re vert to the old fashioned representa tion of the negro in hia musical and humorous aspects. THE SPUD. Its Virtue as a Protective Against Rheumatism. "But, as a preventiveof rheumatism,", continued the old pioneer, "there is nothing to equal that humble vegetable, the potato. I was going along on Davis street a few years ago, when I saw a very beautiful potato about four inches long. "I had been bothered with rheuma tism considerably at odd times, and juet then I had an exceptionally bad case. I had got it in the knee and was quite lame, so much so that it was painful for me to get around. It got under the knee pan, and was giving it to me good and solid. "As I saw this beautiful potato I thought of an old story that I had heard about the potato being both a cure and a preventive. I took it and carried it with me, and for eight years I have al ways had that potato in my pocket. Directly I got it my leg began to im prove, and exactly as the potato dried and decreased in size my rheumatism left me. It was scarcely more than a fortnight till I was cured altogether, but I kept it in my pocket as a ward-off of the disease. "Nothing could have proved more ef fective. From the time that I got it, although I had for the greater portion of my life suffered rheumatic thrills, amounting at times to indescribable torture, I was not bothered with it so long as I kept my vegetable talisman about me. It got so it was about an inch long and three quarters of an inch in diameter, hard, dark brown in color, and as beautiful aa though polished and varnished. You could just discern, if you knew what it was, where the eyes of the potato had been, but a person not knowing could never tell what it was. "I lost it finally, and then the rheum atism came back at once to me. I was in Calaveras county at the time. I got another and it instantly disappeared. Whenever I am bothered with the rheumatism now I get a potato. Thia may aound improbable, but if you have it, try it. You will never afterward go to a doctor."—[Examiner. Sutter Fort Bedlvivus. Ex-Mayor Eugene J. Gregory of Sac ramento, chairman of the committee for restoring Sutter's fort, is at the Grand. As the old fort was in the days when it was called New Helvetia, so it is now to a very large degree, but there are some finishing touches that yet remain to be put to it to make it as it was when General Fremont and kit Carson first came down the Sierras to it. No money nor pains will be spared, however, to do this. It is the eßpecial pride of the committee, co Mr. Gregory recounts, to make it exactly what it once was. "Owing to the winter rains, however," said he, "we have thought it better to postpone the final work for a short time. When the rains are over we will com plete some work at the north end of the old structure and touch it up here and there, according to the suggestions of some of the pioneers who beheld it in the early days. "We have also consulted numerous documents, including written and print ed matter and sketches. Ido not tbink there iB any doubt about our being able to make the fort and its immediate sur roundings appear substantially as when Captain Sutter himself walked about there and gave directions to his forces of soldiers and his throngs of Indian labor ers."—[Examiner. Yon know you are getting a fine article when you.buy Dr. Henley's Celery, Beef and Iron. THE CACKLERS. The Poultry Exposition Opened Last Night. Thoroughbred Birds From Far- Away Boston. The Quality Exceeds That of Pre vious Shows. The Opening Exercises Lnst Evening;. Representative Poultry Breeders Hero From All Over the United States. Armory hall is just at present given over to the gallinaceous four hundred, and there is rejoicing, judging by the crowing of the aristocratically bred rooster. The poultry exposition was iormally opened last evening. C. M. Wells, of the chamber of commerce, presided, and in a very appropriate speech intro duced Mayor Hazard. The mayor said that he would attempt to make more noise than the thoroughbreds on exhi bition. He paid a high compliment to the American Poultry association, and trusted that success would crown their efforts in this city. In conclusion the mayor said: "Southern California ex tends you a cordial greeting." Mr. Orrin Scotten of Detroit a, pres ident of the American Poultry associa tion, was tbe next speaker. On behalf of the association he thanked Mayor Hazard and citizena for the hearty and magnanimoua welcome. The speaker said: "Some of us have come a long way, almost 3000 milea, and why ahouldn't we come? The poultry in terest outstrips the mining and grain industry of this country. In this case, why should we not come 3000 miles to help propagate this business? In 1890, $33|000,000 worth of poultry and eggs were shipped into this country. The American Poultry association is seven teen years old. We bave met in the north, east, south and now in the west, so we can now be called a national as sociation." Mr. Twelles and Mr. George O. Brown of Baltimore also made short speeches. Mr. Goodwin, the secretary, welcomed the visiting members of the American Poultry asso ciation on behalf of the local association. He Baid that Los Angeles appreciated the honor of being selected, especially as the association had never before met west of the Mississippi. The ahow this year is far superior to any heretofore held in this city. The standard is very much higher. H. A. Bridges of Columbus, Ohio, is tbe superintendent. He has attended almost every important poultry show held in America. "This display compares very favor ably with eastern shows," said the superintendent to a Herald re porter. The coops are all new. The hall is large and the arrangements are such that everyone can see. I can conscientiously say that the quality is much above the average. The light Brahmas from Boston .at tracted considerable attention, and were universally admired. The cockerels are of mammoth proportions, and experts say that there are no better heads in the world of thia variety. The Plymouth Rocks and Wyandottes are great classes this year. The black Spanish is also well represented. There is also a splendid display of black Langahans. It is estimated that the value of the present exhibit exceeds $30,000. All the poultry will be weighed this morning, and judging will be corn commenced soon after. The judges are George 0. Brown of Baltimore, and H. A. Bridges of Columbus. Beveral other judges will be assigned in different classes. A. E. Alshaußen, of 1333 Oma ha street, has had a very unique book of photographs prepared of his exhibit. Mr. Tyler, of Paaadena, has a first class display aa usual. Three different incubators are shown. John Mercer and Paul exhibit the Prairie-atateincubator; Q. E. Phelps shows the Santa Ana incu bator, which is made and manufactured in Orange coanty; J. R. Langdon is here from Chico with the 90 per cent in cubator. A number of the members of the American association will arrive today. The convention meets on Friday. There will doubtless be a large attendance at Armory hall today to Bee this most ex cellent show. milea's Nerve and Liver Pill*. Act on a new principle—regulating the liver, stomach and bowels throngh tbe nerves. A new dlsowery. Dr. Milea's Pills speedily oure biliousness, bad taste, torpid liver, piles, con stipation. Unequalled for men. women, chil dren. 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