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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Its Virtue as a Protective Against
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
Yon know you are getting a fine article when
you.buy Dr. Henley's Celery, Beef and Iron.
The Poultry Exposition
Opened Last Night.
Thoroughbred Birds From Far-
The Quality Exceeds That of Pre
The Opening Exercises Lnst Evening;.
Representative Poultry Breeders
Hero From All Over the
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
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
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
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
milea's Nerve and Liver Pill*.
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A Chance to Get a Bedroom Set at
Half Usual Rates.
Red Rice is selling new bedroom sets for half
value iv order to raise money. Call at the
Bazaar. 143 and 145 South Main street, an*
take a look at them.
Belief From First Application.
Eufaula, Ala., Oct. 31, 1891—The
Japanese Remedies SCo., Chicago, 111.:
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About two months aeo I heard of your
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from the firat application, and have had
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Sickness Among Children,
Especially infants, is prevalent more or less at
all times, but is largely avoided by giving
proper nourishment and wholesome food. The
most succexsful and reliable of all is the Sail
Borden "Eagle" Brand Condensed Milk. Your
grocer and druggist keep it.
The Blntracht, 163 N. Spring; Street,
Is the place to get the Anheuser-Busch St.
Louis Beer on draught. Ring up telephone
407 or 310 for the celebrated bottled beer.
Best aud cheapest in market.
Drink Delbkck Champagne, H. J. Woolla
Try Helmet pure leaf lard, open kettle
rendered. 11. Jevne.
New carriage repository, 210-212 North
Try Helmet table luxuries, a dainty for the
eye and appetite. H. Jevne.
At Redoudo hotel, Redondo Beach, every
room is lieht, airy, and lias morning or after
noon sun. Special rates given.
Carriages, surries, phaetons, 210-212 North
THE NEW IRA, No. 6 Conrt Btreet. Fine
wines and liquors. Ed Wenger, proprietor.
PITCHER Sc GRAY,
the: boston square dealers,
-S HAVE FAILED.
THEIR STOCK MUST BE SOLD at once to satisfy
the demands of creditors.
Fully 50 per cent saved on Clothing, Hats, and Gents'
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2,000 2 years 11,000 10,000 2,000
3,000 3 years 17,400 16,000 600
9,000 3 years 50,000 44,000 1,500
All denominations, $200 to (25,000. Long and short time. Plenty of them.
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$18, $25 and $40,
now $9.00, $12.50 and $20.00
FUR TRIMMED CLOTH JACKETS,
$12. $18 and $25,
now $6.00, $9 00 and $12.50
respectively, and so on.
The goods are all new, too,
not old, chestnutty and
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Los Angeles Lamber Ik.
Lamber, Cement, Fire Brick and Clay, Etc.
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Telephone 109. 8-30 tf PO. Box 87.
It is natural for
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