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Office of Publication, 223- 225 West Second
Btreet. Telephone 156.
Notice to Mall Subscribers.
The papers of all delinquent mail subscribers
to the Loe Angeles Daily Hbbald will be
promptly discontinued hereafter. No papers
wiU be sent to subscribers by mall unless the
<rt-»» hare been paid for in advance. This rule
Is inflexible. AVERS & LYNCH.
For some days past canvassers have
been out soliciting advertisements for
the Illubtratsd Herald Annual. Thia
will be the twelfth issue of this invalua
ble publication, which has done so much
to develop Los Angeles and Southern
California. Onr agents have met a most
gratifying success, and they will remain
in the field until it is time to put the
work to press.
Marion Hedspeth, the daring train
robber who was arreated in San Francis
co, says that, whilst the detectives were
trying to run him down, he was keeping
a restaurant in Los Angelea. His pal,
Adelbert D. Sly, was also in business
here, but as a saloon keeper. Both men
lost their liberty by going once too
often to the postoffice. They should
have eschewed correspondence. It is a
dangerous thing for criminals who are
wanted to write or receive letters.
When it is announced that we are
about to have eight hundred or perhaps
a thousand editors here sbortly, the
question naturally arises whether the
recent Press Club league really repre
sented the elite of American journalism.
Tbe gentlemen who are under way to
this coast this time would appear to be
tne Simon-pure, Original Jacobs repre
sentatives of the journalistic guild. It
is to be hoped that we have not ex
hausted all our hospitality. Why would
it not be a good thing to keep tbe un
expended balance remaining over from
the Press Club league reception for the
entertainment of the newspaper people
yet to come? It would make an excel
lent nucleus for such a fund. That there
will he another demand on the purses of
the liberal cannot be doubted, and from
the sice of the crowd we presume it will
be a pretty stiff one. We should there
tore prepare in time.
There is a great deal of friction in the
Democratic party of San Francisco juet
now. The old Buckley element is again
seeking to raise its head and to control
the politics of that hard-bested city
through the agency of the old county
committee, which Buckley ruled abso
lutely. An organization of reputable
Democrats, with patriotic names, known
as the Sutter Street Democracy, have
started in to get control of the masses.
They have made the grave mistake of
adopting the club plan, which is thor
oughly un-Democratic. The signs are
all auspicious for Democratic victory in
San Francisco at tbe next election if tbe
big and little leaders act right. The
primaries should be called under the
Porter law, and the disorderly elements
should be clubbed into allowing re
spectable citizens to vote, by an army of
special policemen. Under the Porter
law the rounder and repeater would
soon find himself in tbe penitentiaiy.
He knows this, and would stand from
The Bcheme of Mr. P. B. Armstrong
to establish a fruit growers' trust in this
state was elaborated in the Herald in
an interview with the gentleman him
self. His plan will not be apt to strike the
average horticulturist as favorable. He
proposes tbat the fruit growers put their
farms into the bands of a syndicate,
who will issue bonds, based on the value
of their orchards, to the extent of $15,
--000,000, and thus raise capital to be used
in establishing eastern agencies, market
ing tbe fruit and in all ways that would
contribute to tbe advantage of the share
holders. This really proposes a blanket
mortgage upon the orchards of all the
fruit growers who should go into the
scheme. However desirable it might be
to have a ready market for their pro
ducts, and to eliminate as far as possible
the profit-eaters who stand between the
growera and the producers, it is hardly
to be presumed tbat a large percentage
of our horticulturists would consent to
become the mere instruments in the
hands of a great corporation to carry on
their fruit farming on this kind of a co
operative principle.
The United States has ratified the
treaty with the powers that have pos
sessions in tbe interior of Africa to sup
press the slave trade. It binds the
powers to suppress the traffic in hu
man flesh by land and sea, to give
shelter to escaped slaves, to prevent the
importation of firearms, punish slave
hunting as a felony and refuse slave
hunters the right of passage and of trad
ing. The caravan routes are to be
guarded to intercept the slave caravans.
England, Portugal, the Congo Free
State and Zanzibar are the powers to
carry out this chapter of the treaty.
Theguarding of the seacoast is intrusted
to the civilized navies and the right to
search any vessel under 500 tons iB given.
Tbe countries of destination of tbe cap
tured slaves are Turkey, Persia and
Zanzibar. The rulers of these countries
agree to prohibit the importation of
•laves and to free fugitives entering
their dominions. Tbe liquor trade is
also restricted by the treaties. The ad
hesion of the United States puta them
in operation and it is to be hoped that
the revolting abuses of the past few
yeara will be swept away.
Mills is in the sulks for various rea
sons, the principal oue being the refusal
of the Democratic party to pin itself to
his coat-tails in hia extreme iree-trade
views. He was refused the speakership
because the Democratic party wants
practical tariff reform, not free trade.
Mr. Springer has taken the sensible
course to meet the McKinley monstros
ity. He attacks it in detail. Its worst
and most oppressive features are met by
bills that will correct and modify them.
The farmer is taxed by the tariff upon
everything he uses to cultivate his field
and to maintain his family, whilst
everything he produces has to be sold
in a free market where ailver regulates
the price he should get for it. The
Springer bills propose to lower the duty
on manufactured woola and to put the
raw material on the free list bo that the
American manufacturers can compete
successfully with foreign manufacturers.
Especial attention is paid to scaling
down the tariff on cheap goods used by
tbe poor and raising it on dear goods
used by the rich.
Lumber, coal and iron will be placed
on the free list, and as all the agricul
tural implements and machinery the
farmers use are made out of these ma
terials, tbe effect will be to cheapen
them to the American huabandman.
American manufactured farm machinery
i b sold from 26 to 40 per cent cheaper iv
foreign countries than in the United
States. This .will be corrected by the
attack in detail on the McKinley tariff.
Salt will be relieved of duty, and this
means that an article of universal con
sumption shall not be made the play
thing of a trust or monopoly. The back
of tbe coal baronß of Pennsylvania can
be broken by taking the duty off of coal.
It would stop these gentry from closing
down their mines until the supply is
only equal to the demand, and then
running up the prices in midwinter to
rates that bring Buffering and distress
to the poor.
The attack of the tariff in detail is
the true way to reform it. Indeed the
only logical way in which a fair tariff
schedule can be legislated is by piece
meal, so that every article would be
taxed according to the reasonable prin
ciples that should govern its importa
Some of the bills that will emanate
from the committee of ways and means
the Republican senate will not dare to
antagonize nor the high-tariff president
refuse to sign. If they do, the responsi
bility will be placed by the people where
it belongs.
The attack by detail is good policy
and good politics, and is the only way
in which the people can hope for imme
diate partial relief from a measure that
waß framed to enrich one class at the
expense of another class.
Moses Hopkins, who died a few days
since in San Mateo county, left an es
tate that has been estimated at four
million dollars. He distributed the
whole of it amongst his family and a
few close friends. Mr. Carnegie was
recently interviewed on the subject of
great fortunes, and said that every man
who acquired a large amount of surplus
wealth had it in trust to be used for the
public good. What he meant by sur
plus wealth waß "the overplus ho had
accumulated aad held outside of his
business; and this, he declared, should
be distributed in ways tbat would bene
fit the public during the lifetime of the
owner. But Mr. Carnegie, doubtless
having in view just such men as Moses
Hopkins, declared emphatically that
there should be a tax upon all decedent
estates over a certain value; and that
this tax should be graduated upwards
bo that the larger the estate the higher
the tax. In this way the money that
had come out of the people would re
turn to the people, and instead of the
perpetuation and consolidation of for
tunes, the tax would operate in favor of
distribution. Moses Hopkins leaves
Timothy Hopkins $200,000. If one-fourth
of that should go to the state by law,
who could object? Certainly not Timo
thy, for he would get $150,000 he hud
not earned and had no natural
right to. We are not aware what plans
Mr. Carnegie has in view to carry out
his ideas in the distribution of his own
accumulated wealth during his lifetime.
That gentleman undoubtedly has many
millions to dispose of on the principle
he announces. Last year he built and
endowed a magnificent academy of mu
sic in the city of New York. He doubt
less has many other public benefactions
in view. But there could be no greater
one than the successful engraftment up
on the laws of the country of the princi
ple of a graduated tax upon inheritances
and large decedent estates; and the ad
vocacy of such a principle by Mr. Car
negie would do much to bring public
opinion to consider such a proposition
with favor.
The Herald may be permitted to
hope that the Democratic state conven
tion of the great state of New York will
be ao shaped as to promise success at
the polls in November next, regardless
of Hill or Cleveland, or without refer
ence to the protest that has been made
against the date thereof, the 22d inst.
The nomination of Samuel J. Tilden in
1876 was made in St. Louis after the Btate
convention had been held no January
28th, and it cannot be said that Senator
Hill has not a conspicuous example be
fore him, if he is responsible for the
"midwinter" convention. Tilden desired
to impress his candidacy upon the rest
of the country by tbe use of a full meas
ure of time between the New York Btate
and the national conventions. We well
remember the bitter words that were
directed against tbe sage of Greystone
by the "better-than-thou" tribe, headed
by the Beechers and the Curtiees, who
were silently aided by the so-called
Democrats of the stripe that are stabbing
Hill today; and it their reproduction
now but s'rengthena the senator one
half as much as they strengthened the
Democratic leader of 1576 in the Empire
Btate, no one will feel alarmed.
The retirement of President Beers by
the New York Life Insurance company
with what is in effect a pension for life
of $37,000 a year, seems to be an extra
ordinary outcome to acontroversy which
showed that the mismanagement of Mr.
Beers cost the company something like
one-third of its surplus. If the princi
ple that inefficient or neglectful officers
should be retired upou fat pensions were
to find favor in practice, there would be
an end to careful business management
in public"corporations. Fortunately the
great financial strength of the New York
enabled it to go through the losses con
sequent upon the mismanagement of
the president without financial distress.
It has assets to the amount of $120,000,
--000, and is therefore a very strong in
stitution. But the lesson inculcated by
this extraordinary personal endowment
is pernicious, and ought to be repre
hended in the inteiest of good business
The announcement that the name of
Major Bonebrake will be sent in to the
senate to be confirmed as minister to
Japan will be received with great satis
faction by the people of Los Angeles.
Mr. Hoyt's Texas Steer continues to
draw large audiences at the Los Angeles
theater. Everyone who enjoys laugh
ing Bhould see this play.
That clever* comedy-drama, Every
body's Friend, will be presented at the
opera house tonight, by the celebrated
Owl Dramatic club, a company possess
ing exceptionally fine talent. The play
is constructed on a plot intense enough
to retain the constant interest of an au
dience, yet with fun pervading through
and through. Its dialogue is bright, its
situations comical, and its motion rapid
and entertaining. It is altogether a
very clever bit of work, and has made a
hit wherever it has appeared. |The
company includes such well-known
names as W. E. Pile, V. Wankowski,
Martin Lehman, J. B. Dennis, Miss
Gertrude Graham, Mies Gertrude Fos
ter, Mra. E. A. Pingree and Misa Bertha
Mr. Lehman, the only semi-tropic
comedian, will be seen in the role of
Maj. Wellington De Boots, a part in
which he achieved a notable triumph
some few years ago, when the Owl club
was in ita infancy.
The performance is to be given to ben
efit the local lodge of the Order of Elks,
so patrons can feel that they are com
bining charity with pleasure, aa the
proceede will be used to assist eick mem
bers or those in want.
Many People of Rank Attend the Oreat
Divine's Obsequies.
London, Feb. 11. —The final services
over tbe remains of Rev. Mr. Spurgeon
were held at the tabernacle today. Sev
eral members of the commons, Baroness
Burdette-Couttß and a deputation from
sixty religious bodies were among those
present. The services were simple and
touching. Rev. Mr. Pierson, an Ameri
can minister, made a most eloquent ad
dress, at the conclusion of which the re
mains were taken to the cemetery. The
tabernacle and the streets on the way to
the cemetery were crowded with people.
Flags were displayed along the route
followed by the procession, at half mast.
The places of business between Ken
nington and Clapham were closed, and
many houses had the blinds drawn.
There was an immense crowd in Nor
wood cemetery awaiting the arrival of
the funeral procession. The coffin waß
taken from the hearse and borne to tbe
vault. Thia vault will be surmounted
by a bronze statue of Spurgeon, and
upon it will be placed bas-reliefs sym
bolic of the deadJmiLister'B benevolent
Rev. Archibald C. Brown, pastor of
the East London tabernacle, delivered
the funeral oration at the cemetery.
Rev. Mr. Piereon then offered prayer
and Bishop Davidson of Rochester pro
nounced the benediction.
After the religious ceremony was con
cluded the people formed iv line and
slowly riled before the open vault and
took a last look at the coffin of the dead
A Valid Grand Jury.
San Francisco, Feb. 11.—Tho attorney
general has given an opinion on the
validity of a grand jury in case of the
death of a member after the jury has
been impaneled and sworn. He says
tbat in his opinion such an event does
not dissolve the jury, and quotes from a
decision of the People vs. Huuter, 54
Cal., page 65. An indictment found
by twelve grand jurors is valid, although
the grand jury, owing to the death or
absence of one or more of its members,
may consist of less than nineteen, at
the finding of the indictments.
A Tourist's Tribute to the Lovely
Sandwich Islands.
"Whoever saw thee but to love thee,
thou land of tropical beauty ! No burn
ing heat makes life a burden ; no chill
ing cold the blood congeals. Here birdß
always are singing, blossoms always are
blowing, people always are laughing.
Thy hills are the greenest, thy foliage
the brightest, thy breezes the balmiest,
and thy children the happiest. Thou
givest health and reet aud pleasure
every day in the year. Thy roads are
without dust, thy forests and jungles
without reptiles or wild beasts, thy roll
ing plains and rugged hills without
malaria. Thousands have rejoiced in
thy beauty and reveled in thy luxury.
Thousands more will turn wistful eyes
toward thee when onco thy charms are
known. Aloha Hawaii! Aloha Nui!"
For full particulars about those re
markably low priced and delightful ex
cursions to Honolulu and the volcano,
apply to H. B. Rice, Tourißt Agent
Oceanic Steamship company, 124 West
Second street, postoffice box 1671, Los
A Chance to Get a Bedroom Set at
Half Usual Rates.
Red Rice is selling new bedroom sets for half
value in order to raise money. Call at the
Bazaar. 141! and 145 South Main etreet, and
take a look at them.
At Redondo hotel, RedonJo Beach, every
room is light, airy, snd has morning or after
noon sun. Special rates given.
Columbus Dusrgy Company's buggies, 210-212
North Main street.
High School Seniors Get
Their Diplomas.
The Exercises Last Night at the
Opera House.
Orations and Papers Show a High
Degree of Excellence.
A Largo Audience Present—Features
of the Papers and Poems.
Diplomas Awarded the
The graduation exercises of the senior
class of the High school were held at
the Grand opera house last night, before
an audience that filled the entire thea
ter. The exercises were rendered
doubly interesting from the fact of its
being the first class to graduate from
the High school during the winter.
The decorations were especially art
istic. Pepper branches lined the edge
of the stage, bouquets of richly colored
marigolds being at intervals nestled in
the folds of the peppers. Pepper
branches were heaped at either end
of the stage and clustered about
a jar of magnificent ca la lilies.
A date palm also reared its deeply-col
ored outline from the mass of peppers
on the stage. Two large jara of bamboo
were displayed in the corners at the
back of the stage. Numerous stands,
bearing flowers and wreathed with
smilax, were scattered about the
stage. Potted plants were also displayed,
as was also an elegant jar of papyrus.
At the rear of the stage was draped a
large flag, tbe high school national col
ors, and in the central point from where
it was gathered, an elegant floral design
made of poppies in the form of a star
and crescent, was embanked against a
background of pepper branches.
The graduates were seated in a semi
circle around tbe stage facing the audi
ence, and were greeted with rounds of
applause on their advent.
In the boxes to the right of the audi
ence were Drs. Boal, Hitchcock, Kierulf,
Mr. Davi3 of the city school board, and
SuperintendentsFriesner and Baker; in
the boxes facing were the various mem
bers of the High-school faculty.
A selection, The Father of Victory,
performed by the Ahrend orchestra,
opened the programme and it was well
The salutatory essay entitled The
Book was next delivered by Miss Bertha
Worm. The subject admitting, as it
does, of so many thoughts, was handled
in a thoroughly able manner. The field
of the book waa unlimited. Its advan
tages were of the highest and most
necessary kind, and to books is due
largely the advance and civilization of
A story, The Origin of the Chrysan
themum, was delightfully told by Miss
Clara ii. Bennett. The tale ran that
the queen of the fairies decided that
gome flower should be sent to earth, and
the chrysanthemum waa selected. The
flower rebelled; as a punishment she
was torn into shreds and told that she
should never be loved. Finally the
queen pardoned the fair rebel and sent
her to the land of the Japanese, who
would love her, and she should in time
become known and loved by all the
other countries.
A selection by the orchestra followed,
after which the class poem, The Queen
of San Miguel, 1512, was splendidly
given by A. VV. P. Kinney. The verses
were founded on the old legend of how
Cabrillo, in 1542, the first white man to
land in California, touched at San Pedro.
There he found that the queen of the
native tribe had been captured and was
held on an island (now Santa Catalina)
near the coast. The gallant Spaniard
bombarded the stronghold of the ab
ductor and rescued the captive queen
and finally married her. The poem is
worthy of special notice, both for the se
lection of the subject and the pleasing
style of the construction.
A sketch of the "college settlement"
was next contributed by Miss Mary
Burton, who told the history of the set
tlement and then discussed it in good
Btyle. She ahowed how it could and
should be foi lowed among the people on
this coast, and tbe advantages to be
derived therefrom.
Mias Beatriz de Luna followed with a
vocal selection, Happy Birds. The
young lady has a most pleasing voice,
which ia well cultivated.
An oration, Thoughts Regarding an
Extensive Knowledge, was delivered in
excellent style by Carl Pauly. The
speaker treated first the difficulties of
many of obtaining a thorough educa
tion; then of the advantages to accrue
from extensive learning, and stated that
to the man of ambition books were of
the supremeet delight. The other
points were all ably discussed, and were
detailed in a way that displayed an ex
cellent literary style as well as oratori
cal talent.
A poem, The First Snowfall, an
original myth, was next given by Mies
Lou Whipple. Thia was one of the
moat meritorious numbers on the pro
gramme, and ahowed careful prepara
tion and study.
J. Darwin Gith delivered the claas
oration, taking Our Foreign Policy as
his theme. Non-intervention with other
countries, aB set down by George Wash
ington, he claimed, has become an issue
in this country. He then told of the
different ways California, Louisiana and
Texas were obtained by this country.
The Monroe doctrine savored more of
Monroe than it did oi the two Adaois.
The result of non-intervention now is
our having gained the respect of both
friends and enemies alike. The speaker
took a highly imaginative view of the
future of this country, and closed with a
glowing tribute to its work for liberty
and progress.
Miss Bertha Oliver gave an essay on
the Philosophy of Altruism, and the
valedictory also. The derivation
of the subject was first given,
and with this prelude the young
lady proceeded to tbe discussion of the
matter. The remarks were excellently
clothed, and the illustrations were
especially forcible. The valedictory,
although brief, was very good both in
the sentiments expressed and the de
Mias Bertha Penning saug To Sivilla
in such a pleaeing manner as to receive
an encore.
Dr. R. H. Boal, president of the board
of education, made a few fitting remarks
and tbe diplomas, tied with tbe claes
colors, yellow and black, were presented.
Each graduate, as tbe diploma was re
ceived, was greeted with applause.
Miss Millie Lee Tarble was the capa
the: boston square dealers,
_5i HAVE FAILED. ft-
THEIR STOCK MUST BE SOLD at once to satisfy
the demands of creditors.
Fully 50 per cent saved on Clothing-, Hats, and Gents'
Furnishing Goods.
On the Extension of the Glendale Railroad.
The Finest CITRUS LAND in the World.
The Crescenta District of the Rancho San Rafael, d'Artois'
Subdivision, is the
Cheapest Orange and Lemon Land
Ever offered in Southern California.
No Floods! No Frost! No Wind! Fine Climate! Picturesque Scenery!
Select Neighbors ! Happy Homes ! Abundance of Pure Mountain
Water Deeded with the Land!
Room 6, over First National Bank.
jJOp 3 Free Carriages every day at 10 a.m.
ble piano accompanists of the evening.
A unique feature of the orchestral pro
gramme was a descriptive fantasie, A
Trip to Great Britain.
The following Hat comprises tbe grad
uating class: Clara Grace Bennett, Mary
Burton, Charles Bertram Gilbert, Carl
Pauly, Edward Brouse Landt, Bertha
Oliver, Lou Dexter Whipple, John Dar
win Gisb, Edward Hewett Garrett,
William Perry James, Arthur W. P.
Kinney, Lionel Clarence Wells, Bertha
Ice Cream Season, 1 892.
Christopher & BilliDgs are determined to
manufacture the finest en am, sherbets, etc.,
ever made on the coast. Old patrons know
what this means. At Germain's, 123 South
Sprinjr. Tel. 414.
S irk-hendaches are theoutward indications
of derangements of the stomach and bowels.
As Joy's Vegetable Sarsaparilla is the only
bowel regulating preparation of Sarsaparilla,
it is seen why it is tho only appropriate
Sateapsrllla in sick-headaches. It isnotoqly
appropriate; It is an absolute cure. After a
rourso of it an occasional dose at intervals
will forever after prevent return.
Jr.o. U, Cox, of 735 Turk Street, San Fran
else", writes: "I have been troubled witn
m::ick3 of skk-headacbe for tho last three
>v;::s irotn cao to thrco times a week. Somo
v r. ;oI bought two bottles of Joy's Veso
taMo Eiirsaparilla, end havo only ha 1 ono
attack since and that was on the second day
after 1 began using it."
I.TlnYq Vegetable
dlly bSarsaparilla
For Sale by Off & Vaughn, the Druggists.
Those that now prevail at the
Cloak aDd Suit Conpy,
Are but a mere semblance of their former
selves. The inauguration of the
lemoval Sale!
Has been instrumental in this great reduction,
and the public guiding their actio's by the
untarnished sum high leputa'.ion of
have quickly taken advantage of it. Shame
ful prices are in the ascendency. Ihey range
as follows:
CAPES $35.00 * ow 'PlO-JV
$18, |25 and $ 10,
now $9.00, $12.50 and $20.00
112, $18 aud $25,
now $6.00, $9 00 and $12.50
respectively, and so on.
The goods are all new, too,
not old, chestnutty and
shoddy styles. 2 - 6 im
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must be good, to hold the
popular taste as "Seal"
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