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WORLD OF SPORT.
The Junior League Season
Begins Today.
Allen McCauley Signs With
Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Has a Great Combina
tion of Batters.
A Very Tamo Affair at the Auditorium.
Dungan Writes About Sev
eral I.os Angeles
Players.
The Los Angeles baßeball team for
1892 ia now complete with the exception
of a second catcher. The infield will be
Allen McCauley, firat; Glenalvin, aec
ond; Hulin, third, and Haaeamer at
short. Treadway, Wright and Newman
will be the outfield. Emmet Bogera
will catch and either Stafford or Roach
will be in the box on the opening game.
The following dispatch was received at
the Herald office yeaterday:
St. Louis, Feb. 20.—Ben Benjamin,
Sporting Editor Herald, Loa Angeles:
Allen McOauley of laßt season's Omaha
and Washington clubs and late firat
baaeman of the Philadelphia League
club, signed today. He is a left hand
thrower and batsman. Pitcher Georg9
Nicol will report for duty when wanted.
The team ia now complete with the
signing of another catcher.
R. J. Glenalvin.
According to thia dispatch, Nicoll will
in all probability play with Rockford un
til he is needed by Los Angeles. Thia ia
in all probability a correct construction,
aa it ia not intended to carry more than
three pitchers, and according to dis
patches, Stafford, Roach andNevea have
already been signed. Glenalvin has ap
parently a liking for left-handed men,
no leas than eight of the playera being
left-handed batsmen.
THE COLONELS.
The Players Who Have Been Signed
Thus Far.
Colonel Robinson and Captain Carroll
are hard at work getting together the
Oakland team for 1892. The men who
have been signed thus far are Park Wil
son, catcher; Jack Homer and Ed.
O'Nei), pitchers; Fred. Carroll, first
base; O'Brien of Brooklyn, second base ;
Clem Bushman, third base; Lou Eardie
and Henry Hines for the outfield. It is
probable that the new short-stop will be
either Ely or Sehiebe :k. The latter was
a member of tho Sioux City team last
year. Hardie has signed with the un
derstanding that he will go behind the
bat when required. Colonel Robinson
is also said to be negotiating with a
pitcher named Gilliland of Denver.
Carroll is anxious to secure the services
of this twirler, because he says he is a
good one.
DUNGAN HEARD FROM.
He Has a Kind Word for Hulin and
Roach.
Sam Dungan writes a friend in this
city from Santa Ana, as follows: "I saw
by the Herald that Hulin had affixed
bis name to a Los Angeles contract, and
lam glad to know that he will play
third for 'The Angeles' in 1892. I wish
Hulin every success and I hope he comes
out on top. I know he can hold his
own all right. Los Angeles will cer
tainly have a good club if she gets all
the players reported to have signed.
This man Roach is a good one, He is
a left-handed pitcher and is very cool —
especially at critical periods. He has
excellent control. I played with him
when he pitched for Kansas City. He
is called 'Pap' Roach by all the Western
association people."
THE UNIVERSITIES AHEAD.
Young Bentley Does Some Good
• Twirling.
One of the most important and excit
ing games of amateur ball was played
on the University grounds yesterday
afternoon, which resulted in a victory
for the Universities over the Woobury
Business college team. This was a gala
day for the University boys. Bentley's
pitching and base sliding, the batting of
the Universities and McGrath'a playing
on first were the features of the game.
The teams were made up as follows:
Universities. Business College.
Martin Catcher Kendall
Bentley Pitcher and left field Pauley
Garrett, L Short stop Sebastian
Longley First baie McUratn
Bmith Second base Page
Van Heme Third base Fields
Arnold Right field Barnes
Garrett, 8 Center field Bowel
Gray Left field and pitcher Jackson
The '. University club is now in good
condition and will accept challenges
from ail amateur clubs in the county.
Address all challenges to E. R. Longley,
manager, 613 S. Grand avenue.
THE JUNIOR LEAGUE.
The Season to Be Opened Up To
day.
A meeting of the clubs of the Junior
league was held last evening. The open
ing games will be played this afternoon
as follows:
Terminals vs. Young Los Angeles, at
the Fourth-street grounds.
Revenues vs. Eclipse, at the Temple
street grounds.
Heralds vs.Eurekas at the First-street
grounds.
All the games will be called at 2
o'clock sharp.
It was also developed at the meeting
that there were two Terminal teams in
the field. The delegates at the meeting
last night unanimously decided that the
team captained by Rivera was the one
fairly entitled to representation in the
Junior league.
A Very Tame Affair.
Childs and La Blanche did not come
together last evening, as was announced,
and in consequence the large audience
that assembled at the Auditorium went
away kicking themselves, as the enter
tainment offered outside the regular
show was very snide. There were three
boxing bouts, the most interesting one
being betweeu two kids. La Blanche
boxed three ounds with Peppers. It
■ isjvored too much of the burlesque, how
ever, to pleae the spectators.
Society Ball Tossers.
iternoon at tbe Athletic
Krk the > le Heights Tennis club
tri r the Los Angeles Tennis
THE LOS ANGELES HERALD SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 21, 1892
club at baseball by a score of 8 to 2.
The teams were made up aa followa:
Boyle Heights Tennia club: Cash
man, firat baee; Hendricks, center field ;
Welcome, catcher; Ward, .short-atop;
Pemhutor, pitcher; Chapman, third
base; W. M. Edwards, Becond base;
Teale, left field, and Perry, right field.
Los Angeles Tennia club: Manning,
second base; Francißco, short-stop;
Bundrum, first baße; G. Hall, right
field; F. Forrester, center field; Cosby,
pitcher; Bumiller, catcher; F. Teale,
left field; H. Germain, third base.
THE IRISH LAD.
Peter Maher is Working Hard, but
Will He Stand the Gaff?
Gua Tuthill, Jack Dempsey'a old
backer, and whj ia financially intereated
in Peter Maher in the latter'a battle with
Bob Fitzaimmone, went down to East
Hampton on Saturday to ace how things
were progressing, and got back yeater
day. A Sun reporter met him aa he
stepped from the train and asked how
Maher was doing in hia work.
"How is he doing?'* repeated Tuthill,
"why, to put it feebly, Peter Maher is
one of tbe best men in training whom I
ever saw, and I have had some experi
ence with fighters. He works all the
time. Yesterday, for instance, after he
had done his morning work, he said to
Billy Madden: 'You don't want me any
more for a littie while, do you ?' Madden
said : 'No, but you must be back by 3
o'clock to punch the bag.' Maher re
plied : 'All right.' Then he went down
the road to the house of Dennis Downey,
a farmer whose acquaintance he had
made, and who is a compatriot of Peter.
•'Along about 2:30 o'clock Madden
and I strolled to Downey's. We had no
fear that Peter was doing anything
wrong, but jußt wanted to see what he
was working at. He couldn't have
sneaked off to a public house to drink
ale, for there ia none within seven milea
of the training quarters. Eaet Hampton
is a little hamlet and knows, no public
houae. Well, we went to Downey's, and
what do you suppose we aaw? At first
we could get no trace of Peter, and we
had to hunt for him. Finally we atruck
the barn, or at leaat the rear of it, and
in that apot we aaw a eight that amused
ua. There waa Peter Maher ahoveling
manure into a higb wagon and
handling his prong with much more en
ergy than ia ahown by a farm hand who
receives hiß regular pay."
The reporter asked Tuthill what
ground he had for believing, after allow
ing that Maher had the strength and
science necessary to make a good fighter,
that the Irishman waa poaaessed of the
requiaite determination and gameneas,
after he had received a couple of Bound
whacka on the stomach.
"Don't know anything about that,"
replied Gus, "but I will take chances.
Maher may be a quitter; he certainly
hasn't been tried yet. But from what
I have seen of the man, I am inclined to
think he will die in the ring rather than
be licked. He is one of the best foot
ball players in Ireland, and has been in
many battles of that sort. His legs are
all scraped and marked from kicks and
cuts he has received. Of course, that
doesn't prove that he can stand the gaff
within the ropes, but I cannot but think
that the young fellow is pluck personi
fied."—N. Y. Sun.
Juvenile Baseball League.
The Boyle Heights Stars twinkled over
the Stars from Downey yesterday after
noon.
The Wilmington-street nine is -being
organized.
The Boyle Heights are anxious to play
any club whose members are under 18.
Yesterday the Wilmington-sWeet
"Tuffs" defeated the Turner-street nine
by a score of 7 to 4.
The following communication was left
on the baseball editor's desk yesterday
afternoon: "The First-street nine de
feated the Wilmington-street "Tuffs" by
a score of Bto 7. The score would have
been 6 to 4 but for the cheating of the
umpire." Of course the above was
written by one of the First-street team.
Coming Fights.
Jimmy Laweon and "Shadow" Maber
yesterday signed articles to fight at the
Pastime Athletic club on the evening of
March 3d. The club also announces
that they have completed arrangements
to match George La Blanche and Wil
liam Childß for a purse of $750—5600 to
the winner and $150 to the loser.
Perris Beats San Jacinto.
Perms, Cal., Feb. 20.—[Special to the
Herald.] —Perris today played the fin
est game of ball ever played on the Per
ris diamond. The game waß between
San Jaeinto and Perris and resulted 4 to
2in favor of Perris. Batteries: John
son and Patterson, for Perriß; Leonard
and Widney, for San Jacinto. Time of
game, 1 hour and 30 minuters.
Long Beach Snowed Under.
At Westminster yesterday the local
team defeated Long Beach by a score of
sto 3. Mallet pitched for the victorious
team. The Long Beach contingent
played smart and brought down Darby
and Lelande as a battery, but, neverthe
less, they were taken into camp.
Sporting Gossip.
The three riders who are to compete
in the thirty-mile race on Washington's
birthday have secured their horses for
tbe race.
The teams who will compete in tbe
football match on Monday at the Ath
letic grounds will appear in tomorrow's
Herald.
B. K. Jacoby of San Francisco, the
inventor of an artificial hare which, in
tests, has made a record of a quarter of
a mile in eight seconds, is in this city.
Mr. Jacoby proposes to give a grand
exhibition of his invention at Mondon
ville gardens today at 1 o'clock. A
number of dogs will participate in the
chase for the false hare, and all are in
vited to witness the sport.
The Football Championship.
San Francisco, Feb.2o. —TheOlympic
and State University teams played foot
ball today, the Olympics winning and
thus obtaining the state championship.
WANTS $5000 DAMAGES.
John Bean Asks for Damages for an
Assault on Him.
Yesterday John A. Bean filed a suit
in the county clerk's office against Will
iam Frick.
Bean alleges that during the current
month Frick committed an assault on
him and inflicted injuries on his face
and head that have laid him up for
some time. As a result one of bis eyes
is permanently injured, and he has bad
to expend $100 for doctors' bills. He
asks for damages in $5000.
Columbus Buggy Company's buggies, 210-212
North Main street
LOCKWOOD'S FREAK.
THE EXILED JUSTICE RETURNS
MONEY TO THE CITY.
He Is Basking in the Climate of Briaden
County, Minn.—His Lawyers Instruct
ed to Return the Missing Money to the
Council Tomorrow.
W. C. Lockwood will be remembered
aa the justice of the peace who cauaed a
decided sensation here last year. No
one knew exactly where he fled to, nor
what had become of him; from the day of
hia disappearance from the court room,
when one caae againat him waa dis
missed and an officer had a warrant to
serve on him in another, not a word haa
been beard of him, except by his attor
neyß, Meßßrs. Shinn & Ling.
Mr. Lockwood haa committed a great
many extraordinary acts aince he first
came prominently before the public, but
the laat one, which will here be out
lined, is the moat remarkable of all; at
leaat thoae who know him will ao think.
When Lockwood abruptly left his
office be had in hia possession the sum
of $135.75 which belonged to the city.
Thia he had collected in the form of feea
and finea in hia capacity of juatice. He
departed in such haste that he had not
time in which tq pay the money into
the treaaury, so he naturally took it
with him.
Now here ia the moat remarkable fea
ture of Mr. Lockwood'a career. Yeater
day Mesars. Shinn and Ling received a
letter from Mr. Lockwood, from Bria
den county, Minneaota. This inclosed a
atatement of hia debt to the city, to
which he had taken the trouble to make
an acknowledgement before a notary.
With the atatement came a draft and
inatruction to the lawyera to make a
tender of the money to the city council
tomorrow, and to secure a receipt in
full.
Mr. Lockwood will have the aympathy
of many old-time friends on his having
exiled himself to such a cold country aa
Minneaota. There are a whole lot of
people who wish he waa in a warmer
place.
WIRE WAIFS.
One million dollara in gold left New
York for Europe, Saturday.
France ia rapidly pushing work in
fortifying Bizerta, in Tunia.
Governor McKinney of Virginia has
signed the bill for the aettlement of the
state debt.
John Danforth waa shot at a riot that
occurred at a Republican convention at
Westfleld, Ind.
Ex-United Statea Senator Blair of
New Hampshire haa declared himself a
presidential candidate.
Lillie Lehman, the well known singer,
ia lying at the Hotel Kormandie, New
York, dangerously ill with grip, compli
cated with heart trouble.
The lowa eenate haa adopted a resolu
tion providing for an inveatigation of
the charge that two aenatora were ar
rested in a houae of ill-fame.
By au explosion of gaa in Craig coal
pit, neat Aberdare, Wales, one miner
waa killed and ten were seriously
wounded, some of whom will die.
The compromise proposition submit
ted to the two Louisiana Democratic
state central committees has been rati-,
fied by both Bides, and the MeEneryitesi
are jubilant.
Sidney A. Kent, a well known board
of trade man, has pledged himself to
erect for the University of Chicago a
chemical laboratory which he promises
will be the most complete in America.
There are indications that the rivalry
formerly existing between the Grand
Trunk and the Canadian Pacific rail
ways ia at an end, and the prospects are
that there will be a union of the two
railways.
The Rio Grande railroad officiala and
the telegraph operators have agreed
upon a acale of aalariea, and the threat
ened atrike ia off. An advance in pay
has been granted, but just how much is
not yet stated.
At Alton, 111., in a boat drifting down
the river waa found the dead body of a
man. He had evidently been robbed,
bound to the boat and murdered, after
which the skiff waa set adrift. There is
no clue to hia identity.
Dennis Taylor, a farmer living near
Manchester, la., shot and killed hia
hired man, Michael Kenna, who, he al
leged, waa criminally intimate with hia
(Taylor'a) wife. After the murder Tay
lor went toMancheaterand aurrendered.
About a week ago Joaeph Espalla, jr.,
real estate agent and public adminis
trator, left Mobile, Ala., for Chicago.
He haa not returned, and his busineßß
haa been turned over by hia attorney to
C. W. Joaeph. It is said he ia Bhort
about $30,000.
J. W. McMurray, ex-railway mail
clerk, waa arreated in Chicago on Thura
day for robbing the maila between Hel
ena and Milea City, two years ago.
McMurray was not suspected while in
the aervice, which he left last summer.
He confessed and returned to Montana
without a requisition.
The famous Bossic mine at Silver
creek, Custer county, Colo., has been
sold to George Wright of Omaha. The
price is atated to be $1,000,000, and be
sideß thia amount the purchaser is
obliged to pay not leas than $40,000 in
repairing it before operating. The mine
haa been cloaed about ten years on ac
count of litigation.
Deacon Given His Liberty.
Cannes, Feb. 20.—The procurator per
mitted Deacon to pass the night with
M. Valcourt. Yesterday after all the
formalities of the French law had been
complied with he waa liberated on hia
own recognizance, the judge only stipu
lating that he must reside in Urasse
until the aseizea are held. Mra. Deacon
ia making preparations to go to Paris
with her family. I
A Big Ice Gorge Broken.
Parker, Pa., Feb. 20.—The great ice
gorge which caused feelings of appre
hension along the Allegheny river for a
distance of twenty-five milea, for nearly
a week, broke here at 2 o'clock this
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morning, and by daylight all the ice had
passed out. The water rose rapidly, in
undating the upper end of Parker, and
several houeea on the banks were
waahed away, but the occupants de
serted them before the flood came. Be
yond thia no damage waa done.
Thia afternoon the ponderous gorge
broke in the Clarion river and aoon
passed out. All danger ia now past.
DISASTKKS ON THE KAIL.
Several Fatalities Canned by the Col
lision of Trains.
St. Louis, Feb. 20.—Thia evening at
Kirkwood, a auburbof thia city, a switch
engine collided with a auourban passen
ger train. The cauae of the colliaion
waa that the engineer of the switch en
gine attempted to reach the atation
before the pasaenger train. Thomaa
Essex, a pasaenger, waa fatally and
aeveral othera aeverely injured. The
crews of both engines escaped without
Berioua injury.
Norwalk, Conn., Feb. 20. —A Long
Island milk train on the Housatonic
railroad, crashed into a freight near Can
nons today. Engineer John Ford ia
dead under the debris. The fireman ia
fatally and Conductor James Keating
seriously injured.
Rapid City, S. D., Feb. 20.—Particu
lars were received here thia morning of
a wreck on the Elkhorn road, near
Smithwick, late yesterday afternoon. A
conductor named Benaon, of Chadron,
and the only passenger, Commissioner
Humphreys, received fatal injuriea.
QBOVEB IS NOT IN IT.
Hill Has 371 of the 384 Delegates to the
State Convention.
Albany, Feb. 20.—A1l the arrange
ments for Monday's atate convention to
elect delegates to the national Demo
cratic convention are completed. The
convention will consist of 384 delegates.
Outaide of 108 delegates from New York
and Kings counties, which are supposed
to be friendly to Senator Hill, he claimß
263 of the remaining 276 dele
gatea. A protest againat the so-called
early convention will be presented
to the state committee previoua to the
meeting of the atate convention at
noon on Monday, accompanied by the
request tbat the convention be dis
solved and a later day fixed. Thia, it ia
expected, will be refueed by the state
committee, it being doubtful if the pro
teat ever reaches the convention.
MBS. TERRY'S FREAKS.
The Divine Sarah Gives Further Evi
dence of Her Madness.
San Francisco, Feb. 20.—The Chroni
cle sayß that laat Thursday night Mrs.
Terry stood on the corner of Poet and
Kearney streets in a heavy rain and
amused heraelf by wading in the
gutter. She then went to a res
taurant and borrowed a dollar,
leaving her watch ac aecurity; she at
tempted to engage a room at the Alvin
house, but the proprietreas, fearing no
toriety, refuaed to give her a room. Mrß.
Terry then left and, it ia presumed,
went to Mammie Pleasants' house,
where she was given ahelter. Her
watch still, remaina in pawn at the res
taurant, g
A Bank In Difficulties.
Tacoma, Wash., Feb. 20.—George H.
Boardman haa been appointed receiver
of the Firat Bank of Orting, upon the
application of E. A. Lorenz, a member
of the board of trustees, he claiming
that tbe institution waa insolvent, hav
ing on Wedneaday drawn a draft on the
Citizens National bank of Tacoma when
it was known at the time that the Ort
ing bank had no funda on deposit here.
The draft waa protested and the bank at
Orting closed. About fifteen months
ago the Firat Bank of Orting waa organ
ized with a capital of $25,000. Harry
Ball, of this city, waa president, and T.
D. Yarrington, cashier. At no time
during ita existence, it ia said, did the
bank have on deposit more than $15,000.
Loose management ia intimated, and it
ia feared Orting depositors will lose aav
inga to the extent of half the capital
stock of the bank.
President Ball said: "The bank ia
aolvent and the stockholders will lose
nothing."
It ia thought the cloßing of ita doors
ia a strange bit of financiering, as the
chattels will cover all liabilities. As
for the protested drafts, he claims that
Lorenz had it drawn for himself, and at
once applied for a receiver when it was
protested. This waa haaty and unwar
ranted.
The Champion Skater.
Montreal, Feb. 20.—At the skating
contest of Canadian Amateur Skating
aasbciation today, the world'schampion,
Joe Donaghue of New York, distanced
all competitora, making 220 yards in
21 1-5 seconds, half a mile in 1:43 3-5;
one mile in 3 and five milea in
18:52 2-5.
Harbor Defense Mortars.
Bknicia, Feb. 20. —Three one-fourth
ton mortars arrived from the east this
morning. They are for harbor defensea
and will be unloaded at Benicia arsenal,
to remain here until the harbor fortifica
tions at San Francisco are in readiness
for their reception.
A Good Soaking;.
Cayucos, Cal., Feb. 20. —The rain,
which commenced Thursday, continued
at intervals through yeaterday and laat
night, giving the ground a good soaking.
Rainfall forthe storm, 1.36; season,(i.7-1
inchea. Prospects for crops and grass
could not be better.
A Fever Ship From Santos.
New York, Feb. 20.—The steamer*
Dalton arrived today from Santos and
waa detained at quarantine. Yellow
fever waa discovered among tbe crew
ahortly after the chip cleared the Bra
zilian coast. At one time twelve men
were down. Two died.
True Blue,
And all the other ahades of new bluea—
100 dozen tecka' bows and four-in
hands. Sale commences promptly to
morrow (Monday) morning, February
21at, at the popular price of 50 centa
each, at I. L. Lowman's haberdashery,
120 South Spring street.
Hotel Arcadia,
Santa Monica, 19 now open for the tourist
season.
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THE WATER QUESTION.
A Suggestive Paper on the Water
Works Subject.
Editors Herald : The water ques
tion, that ia now under consideration by
our city council, ia of ao much import
ance that every person should be allowed
the expression of an opinion. And as
tbe Herald is an excellant medium for
that purpose, I humbly aak tbe privilege
of a small space for that purpose.
Every citizen w ho has given this mat
ter due consideration feels that it has
much to do with shaping the future des
tinies of our city.
For the past few years they have been
looking forward with a good deal of sat
isfaction to the time when they would
be relieved from the yoke of bondage
they suffered to be placed upon their
necks years ago when the burden was
light. But now that the facte are being
made apparent that before this yoke will
be allowed to be removed, it must be re
placed with one much stronger, and that,
too, by rights claimed to be inherent in
the old one.
Is it any wonder than that such citi
zens should feel a deep interest in tbe
matter ?
It will be the greatest mistake our
city ever made, if they should give to a
corporation all the water rights they
have (a fifty years' lease being equiv
alent to a gift), and suffer them to deal
it out to the consumer as best suits
their inclination.
The city has now only their hands
tied, and that for a limited time. But
in the event of a fifty-years' lease they
will be bound hand and foot, seul and
body. For however many safeguards
may be placed in a contract, it will be a
political machine which, when offered
to either party, will secure all the favors
that could be tortured out of a con
tract. For, if justice is so hard to be
obtained through our courts in the
ordinary course of business, what might
we expect from a corporation of euch
magnitude and where the chances to
cinch the people are so numerous ?
Already they are trying to intimidate
our city officials by waving over their
heads their legal rights, claiming that
the city has no rights—scarcely—that
they are bound to respect; and it is only
through their extreme generosity that
they do not charge the consumer twice
what they do.
Some of their experts have made an
array of figures, to show that for the
city to buy their plant would entail a
tax upon the people that they never
could stand. We have some people
among us that, while they are not ex
perts in figures, they do understand a
good business proposition, and they also
know that, while figures of themselves
will not lie, they can be made to grossly
misrepresent facts.
The immense value of the water rights
of the city are entirely lost sight of
when placed alongside of the plant of
this corporation. Either water rights
in this country are not worth wbat they
are supposed to be or else the city has a
much greater value in its water than
the corporation haa in Ub plant.
A plant ia a created thing to go to de
cay, while the water is perpetual and
ahould be bo manipulated that in the
course of time it could be nominally free
to the coneumer.
I would like to have some of the ex
perts in figures tell how long it would
take to make it so through the fifty
years' lease.
We are allowed to tax ourselves to build
public buildings, a large portion of which
is to gratify pride; we are allowed to
tax ourselves to pave streets and make
sewers; all of which require a continua
tion of taxing to keep them available.
But when we come to talk about taxing
ourselves for something that is to yield
a revenue, this we must not do but turn
it over to a corporation, to make rich a
few at the expense of the many.
About the time the city paid $50,000
to quiet a claim made to some of its water,
the writer of this and many others urged
the importance of the city owning its
entire water system, and that they never
would see see so good a time again to
acquire it. The same argument holds
good today with increased ratio.
We are told by the president of the
City Water company that they are more
generous to the water consumers, and
do not charge as high rates as the San
Francisco Water company does; but he
don't tell us tbat San Francisco does not
own a half interest in their plant by
virtue of owning all the water rights.
Neither does he tell us that San Fran
cisco is controlled by one of the most
coirupt rings known, where boodling is,
the rule instead of the exception. Such a
comparison is odious and should serve
to put our people on their guard against
being caught in the same trap.
Every fair-minded taxpayer in the
city should be willing to pay the water
company a fair price for their plant,
what it is worth'separate and apart
from any water rights. The fact of the
city owning the water should not mili
tate against the value of their plant, no
more than it should serve to enhance its
value. If I understand the tenor of the
original contract it was that tbe plant
should revert to the city when the said
contract should expire, stipulations for
determining the price being Bet forth.
If by any reason whatever at the
expiration of the contract the water
plant should not be a paying concern,
could they not, under the stipulations,
compel the city to buy it at a fair valua
tion?
But now that there is big money in it,
we are told that if the city will give
them Buch privileges as they want for a
short space of time (.say fifty yearß),
then the city may have the right to
purchase.
It might be quite a question should
our city make such a lease and continue
that kind of financiering, whether at
that time they would need a water
plant at all. Many of our title deeds for
real estate will have expired by that
time.
We think our city engineer has shown
conclusively that a water plant can be
built by installments, and in view of the
several plants now in existence, and
their franchises,the city can take advan
tage of these circumstances for their
own benefit without in tbe least infring
ing on the rights of any one of them.
It is to be sincerely hoped that our
city is not so tied ap, either financially
or legally, that they can be forced into
a compromise that will be an incubus
upon our fair city,' be handed down to
our children and to our children's chil
dren. The old adage about the burnt
child may not be inappropriate in thia
caae. M. S. B.
A COWBOY TOURNAMENT.
Wild West Sport to Be Held at the
Race Track.
A cowboy tournament ia to be held at
the Agricultural park next Saturday.
The promotera promiae eomething tbat
ia similar to the exciting and popular
sport in vogue in Texaa and the terri
tories. Wild and refractory stock wiH
be subdued. Prizes will be given for
general excellence of horsemanship,
lasaooing and handling stock, quick
saddling and mounting, riding bucking
bronchoa. The diversions and pastimes
of the range will be illustrated in a re
alistic manner by hurricane races, the
chaae for a bride and a tenderfoot
horseman hanging a horacthief. The
contestants will come from the ranges
of Arizona and New Mexico.
Blue, Azul, Bleu, Blau.
We do not speak all languages, but we
are showing all the new shades of "Blue
Neckwear." And, by the way, we have
just enlarged and remodeled our store,
and shall be glad to have you come
around and see ua. I. L. Lowman,
Leading Furnisher, 120 S. Spring street.
Hotel Dei Coronado.
Notwithstanding the large number of guests
that are now at this famous resort its accom
modations are on so large a scale that nearly
one hundred good and desirable rooms are still ,
awaiting occupants, and at a scale of rates that
cannot fail oi giving entire satisfaction.
Carriages, surrles, phaetons, 210-212 North
Main street.
The Bines.
No matter how bad yoa have got
them, will not remain with you very
long, provided you visit our handsome
store, just enlarged and remodeled, and
look at the latest fad in men's neckwear,
tbe new blue shades. 1. L. Lowman,
headquarters for new styles.
Ice Cream.
Christopher & Billings have removed to 241
South Spring Telei.h6ne 303.
New carriage repository, 210-212 North
Main Btreet.
Hot Sea Water Baths
At Hotel Arcadia, Santa Monica. Physician*
recommend them for health and vigor.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria}
Gates' Concord Battlers, 210-212 North Main
Btreet.
AUCTION.
fa Furniture and Carpets
Thursday Morning;, Feb. 25,1892,
AT 10 O'CLOCK,
S. W. Corner Ninth and Olive Streets,
—CONSISTING OF—
Chickering upright piano, silk and damask
parlor suit, oak library furniture, fine steel
engravings, onyx table, oak carved fcideboard,
table and dining chairs; moquet and body
brussels carpets, full dinner set Haviland
china, cut glass, plated ware, silk and lace
curtains, solid mahogany bedroom suit, original
cost, 1600; oak and cherry bedroom suits, large
range and cooking utensils. Finest lot of fur
niture ever sold at auction in Los Angeles.
THOS. B. CLARK,
_2_215t Auctioneer.
REACH LU_l \ \
TKe Worr\er\s Heart WiH\
Us u» LA rro w/A K'di^TKe
Cupid, the little
rascal, is up to all
the tricks-he knows
full well that man
is a selfish brute,
and the road to his
' heart is through his
appetite; the delicate
flavor of "Seal of
North Carolina,"
next to love itself,
adds one more joy
to our existence,
Packed "Juj
f Patent Cloth
J Pouches and
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