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9 TO 12. VOL. XXXVIII.-NO. 62. SNAKES, BEARS AND LIONS. A Quartette of Good Animal Stories. How Theodore Lopes Lassoed a Lion. Snakes In a Santa Barbara Church. Baratow Brakemen Kill • Bear. mm, sßaaeaaßO www *aee>v Bad. Theodore Lopes, an aged Mexican who lives on tbe Wagner place, says the Ojai, had a thrilling end uncommon en counter with a mountain lion a few days ago. The old gentlemen has a stock ranch over In the Sespe, end waa over there looking after hie cattle when he met with an adventure not on the regu lar programme. Just at the break of day he went to the brush only a few yards from his cabin for wood and kindling for his fire. Suddenly, and of course unexpectedly, he was confronted by a large lion, who waa inclined to dispute with Mr. Lopez the ownership of the land, and might have gained the best of tbe argument but for the appearance of two dogs, which are hie constant companions when he is in the mountains. The lion made a break for a tree, which be gained. Tbe old gentleman never car ries a gun, bnt he generally has a rope with a slipping noose near at hand, and while the dogs bayed at the lion in tbe tree he procured the rope. Then, calling off tbe dogs, he threw rocks at tbe lion till he dislodged the animal, which took refuge in a much smaller tree. Tbe branches made it impossible to throw tbe lasso in gen uine vaquero style, so Lopes put tbe noose on tbe end of a pole, and in tbat manner actually put the noose over tbe lion's bead, and, tightening the rope, pulled the animal to tbe ground. Tbe lion made a frantic rush at tbe man, and tbe man made baste to wind tbe rope around a tree. Tbere was a wild scramble for a few momenta, but tbe lion waa finally wound up and choked nearly to death, bis remain ing life being dispatched with a club. Here waa a situation tbat can much better be imagined than described with words. , . , Mr. Lopes has lost several head of cattle of late, and believes he captured the thief when be lassoed tbe lion. Tbe skin be will keep aa a trophy, and the scalp be will turn over to tbe authori ties for the bounty. Baratow baa a couple of bear hunters who have recently leaped into fame, says The Needles' Eye. The two hand some young brakemen, Worcester and Dauchy, espied a large cinnamon bear on tbe road between Baratow and Mojave recently, and immediately stopped the train and seised their trusty rifles. Ap proaching the bear cautiously, part of the way on their bellies and tne re mainder on all-fours, tbey got within shooting distance and fired, bringing down their game. Tbe monster was taken to Baratow, where, after being skinned and dressed, be was divided up among an admiring and enthusiastic community of brave men worshipers, and "Boston" and Dauoby were tbe heroes of tbe occasion. Next day there came to Barstow a poor, disheveled haired Italian, who nosed around pntil he found the skin of the bear. "Oh, my poor Bruin, be deada, whata weel we do now?" "Bruin, the d—l," said the bold hunt ers, "that waa a wild bear. Didn't be rise up and come at us on his hind feet as savage as a bear?" "Ah, Meeeter, he no fighta; he danca on bees binda feet. Ab, pobre diablo, no more he danca for ze money;" and the poor fellow went away disconsolate. THEY SAW SNAKES. Tbe services et Grace Methodist church were rather unpleasantly inter rupted last Sunday evening by the ap pearance of a saake in one of the aisles, says the Santa Barbara Press. The rep tile, tbe species of which cannot be agreed upon by members of tbe congre gation, was about two feet long, and aa it crawled along the passage with a wicked look in its eye, made things mighty uncomfortable for those in the immediate vicinity. One or two ladies were especially toud in their exclamations, and they would probably still be standing in the pew in their attempts to get as far as possible from hia snakeship, had not a courageous young man picked up the sernent and carried it out. The ladies then regained their seats, alao their breath, and the programme continued. The reptile waa probably a harmless gopher snake, but some bave been so bold as to say that it belonged to a more dangerous type. At any rate, there are several Methodists looking for the sinful member who tried to introduce such company to their congregation. AN UNWELCOME VTSITOB. Sunday night the sleep of Mr. and • Mrs. Chas. Hubbard was badly dis turbed, says tbe Colton News, and two or three times both of them were startled out of their sleep by what seemed to be a dream that they had been bitten by a snake or some other reptile. Being convinced that it was only a dream they paid but little , attention to the ffight and nothing more was thought oi the matter. At about 11 o'clock tbe next morning, while engaged at her housework, Mrs. Hubbard discovered a snake in the win dow darting his fangs at her in a very threatening manner. Mrs. Hubbard at once seised a broom and after a sharp encounter succeeded in pinning the snake to the wall, but aa the broom waa near tbe end of the tail the snake still had opportunity to thrash around, and in doing bo broke several dishes. Mrs. Hubbard finally succeeded in chopping the snake's head nearly off with 4 butcher knife and after disabling the reptile she summoned "her father, G. H. Wilcox, who waa working on hia new honsa some distance from Mr. Hub bard's. The snake was about five feet long and was a very strong and vigorous speci men. Mrs. Hubbard was completely exhausted by ber severe struggle and is •suffering somewhat in consequence of Hhe battle. Both Mr. and lbs. Hubbaid art mm LOS ANGELES HERALD. convinced that the horrible dreams of. the night were not the mere fantasy of sleep, but were tbe reeultof contact with the unwelcome visitor while they were asleep. _ PUFFS - At the Weed-Pipe and Beed-Plpe—By Theophrastns. We shake o*r heads at Folly And oharge tha dame to flea; Bnt our hearts grow melancholy For the apple on her tree. Yet Hearts do all the praying, And prompt each charity, While Heads are always saying: Let sell suffice tor thee. 0, Head I lean down and listen To pleadings from the Heart, Oh, Heart! though tears nay glisten From wisdom fear to part. When George Eliot had read Darwin's. "Origin of Species" she wrote as fol lows to a friend in France: "So the world gets on, step by step, to brave clearness and honesty. Bnt tbe chain of Darwinism and all the explanations of the march by which things have been produced make but a feeble impression upon me compared with tbe mystery lying beneath this same march." •*• Men and women are made of some thing invisible and immortal; that is really themselves, and the part of them that we see ana touch and hear is merely a sort of imitation of that Im mortal invisibility, which grows upon them aa the day of a statue grows upon the idea of it in tbe sculptor's mind. This imltatiob is what we call the body. —[Julian Hawthorn. ; Persona of limited means, when com pelled to borrow money, find it difficult , to pay 10 per cent interest a year on tbe , loan s; and yet our protective tariff forces , the people to pay 60 per cent—s6o on , every $100 worth of articles consumed— , in protection to the favored industries. »•« » "Come, professor," said I. "Out with i Sour ultimate postulate! I'll venture it i i some stoical formula. 'Grin and bear I it,'perhaps.!' i "No, Theopbrastus. The stoical 1 philosophy was simply this: 'Play your « own part beautifully and well. If yon i succeed, that is well. If you fail, that 1 is equally well. Tbe ends are with the 1 overruling: gods.' lam far from deny- 1 ing tbat there is much wisdom and no- i bifity in the doctrine; but, however « desirable it may be to preserve: our I equanimity under all vicissitudes of i fortune, "Kismet" is not a. marching < word. Humanity mast haveesthnu- -i lating object of pursuit—something t worthy of its aspirations—something i justifying tha existence of tbe race and i the creative edict of Deity. i "A quest for tbe truth—ie that it 7" i "Tbat is simply an abstraction, Theo- < phraatus. You will Yecall Bacon's quo- 1 tation from Lucretius: 'It le a pleasure ' to stand upon tbe shore and see ships 1 tossed upon the sea; it isfja pleasure to stand in the window of a cattle and 1 to see a battle and the adventures there- > of below; but no pleasure is compara- < ble to standing upon the vantage ground < of truth—a hill not to be commanded, 1 and where the air is always clear and 1 serene—and to see the errors and wan- 1 derings and mists and tempests in tbe < vale below.' Very beautiful, no doubt; < but tbe old question recurs, What is I truth? In a sense not intended by the i poet it is, indeed, 'a hill not to be com manded' at any price." • "So the truth is'nt in it, eh ?" "Vulgarly speaking, you are right. Strictly, it is not the ultimate object of i human pursuit, because it ia anab- i straction." "What did you say ths ultimate ob- : ject was, ia or should be, professor? " "I did not say, Theophrastus; but I have no objection to doing so. It is " [To be continued ln our next.] ••• We all recognise the right of the na tional government to collect taxea for its maintenance through the agency of a tariff on imports—a tax upon con sumption. Such tax—any tax—is not and never can be a blessing to the peo ple per capita. But it is a burden neces sary to be borne. Why? Because the national government has need for the legitimate expenditure of a large in come. Aside from salaries, the suste nance of the army and navy, internal improvements and interest upon and in extinguishment of the national debt, we have an annually growing appropria tion for soldiers' pensions. We have also entered upon the pensioning, by subsidies, of tiie sugar manufacturers. It is estimated that when the United States shall produce 'all tbe sugar we consume, the annual bounties will be $70,000,000. If tbe present and succeed ing congresses in a measure keep pace with the billion dollar congress we must expect to spend $600,000,000 an nually. Where are we going to get it? The present high tariff curtails our rev enues. We most get down to a revenue basis. Everyone knows that a low tariff will yield the largest revenues. Tbe protectionist will say: "Yes; but are you not going to support me? • For an hundred years you have all contributed to my support and prosperity, and I have given liberally to campaign funds to perpetuate the present system. I must have (a high tariff." But the con sumer, says: T 'Noj, we must protect I ourselves a little. We are going to re , duos our taxee on 'consumption and fill tbe national exchequer." So mote it be 1 ,' Chamberlain* Colic, Cholera sad Diar rhoea Remedy Is the standard. Ita many cures have won it praise from' Maine to California. 1 Every family and every traveler should ; be provided with it at all times. No , other remedy can take ita place or do . its work. 26 and 60 cent bottles for sale | by 0. F. Helnzeman, 222 North Main i street. hilpsV theaura aMWO^^that^a^UwrrFwe nanaffordtortne takeoj aarlna $00. to run riak and do for it. Sow from experience that r Jg» wfl \*gJ TWELVE PAGES. SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 12, 1892. NOW IT IS A GARDEN. A Grand Transformation Scene in the Desert. The Change Seen by an Old Pros pector. The Great Change Wrought in Six teen Tears — The Coeopah flnnntry — Plsy-Grensd for Imps. John Callaghan, a miner of Indio, is in tbe city. He has just returned from a trip to the wonderful Coeopah corttfry and a trip through tbe New River terri tory on tbe lower Colorado. He telle of a great transformation scene which has taken place sinoe bis visit to that sec tion sixteen years ago. In 1870 Mr. Callaghan made a trip down the Colorado from Yuma, going nearly to the gulf. He went across country as far as Indian Wells. "At that time," said Mr. Callaghan, "as far as tbe eye could reach it was nothing but a desert waste. In the Coeopah territory one occasionally saw a group of teepees or an adobe and a little garden, bnt the country beyond was a stretch of desert, for the most part sand, with here and there a patch of meequite or bunches of cactus. Now large numbers of the Coca pah Indians have deserted the country, and the country to tbe south west is illuminated at night with the fires of hundreds of small volcanoes; earthquakes are of frequent occurrence, and where you once saw a melon and corn patch the earth is filled with fia- sares. "Sixteen years ago the New river country was a vast desert, where neither man nor beast could lire. The New river is a new country, reaching to the gulf, and I suppose a portion of it was an old river bed or an arm of the gulf, hence its name; bnt it surely looked like a Godforsaken country when I visited it in 76. North of this low desert waa a long row of sand hills, reaching from Pilot Knob, on the Colorado river, to Indian Wells. They hadn't a vestige of vegetation sixteen years ago and looked as if they might bave been banked np by the sea. On the north of these hills is a barren, parched desert, reaching down into tbe Barton basin. The country was so forbidding and water so scarce tbat prospectors were glad to get away from it. albeit there was and is consider able mineral in it. Last week when I visited this region I could hardly believe my eves. During tbe high water of tbe Colorado in 1890-91 tbe river overflowed its banks and gradually cut a new chan nel leading out on to the desert at a point now called Hardy's Colorado. The New river country filled up and became a vast sea, tbe sand hills on the north gave way and the water poured down into Salton basin. When tbe Colorado went down the water dried up, but the new channel was cut so deep that a large portion of the river pours into it unless running very low. The effect of this water on the des ert and surrounding country has been magical. Where several years ago was a vast stretch of unin viting desert you see miles of rich ver dure, myriads of rare and beautiful flowers, and here and there a lake of fresh water. From Hardy's Colorado almost to Salton bas the desert blos somed as the rose. Cattle men from Arizona and Lower California are turn ing their herds into the country to fat ten, and the prospector finds water in abundance in the hills and is no longer afraid. Mines that were de serted years ago are now being worked witb lruitful results. The Coeopah country, on the other hand, has become a playground for the imps of Satan with ita lake of ink and hun dreds of smoking volacanoes. Some water is now running into Salton, and it will probably rise again. But, my friend, you ought to know what a won derful transformation has taken place on that desert. Yon could not believe the entire climate has been changed, for now tbe weather is usually delight ful and we have plenty of rain." LETTER BAG. Too Many- Boga. Eorross Hbbald : There is an infer- , nal and dangerous nuisance existing in this city at the present time in the , shape of savage dogs. I have known of instances recently where people have been attacked by them in the streets in tbe business center of the city, and also in walking along the sidewalks they will dart out from gateways and attack un suspecting and defenseless pedestrians, and tbe owners oi these savage brutes will stand at their porches ana seem to enjoy a sort of Satanic delight at the spectacle, not even oalling off theisdoga, or making an apology for the attack. Now I would ask what are we paying taxes for, if we cannot have protection on the public streets. I, for my part, would sooner fall into the tender em brace of the highway robber than be torn and mangled by a ferocious dog. In the not very distant past, it used to be quite common for the city council to change the names of streets in this city, and it was carried so far that we got into a sort of chaotic condition that people did not know the names of the streets they were living on, until finally our worthy mayor sat down on the whole business and stopped it. Bnt I think they would be excusable in mak ing one mare grand and sweeping change, ana that is to ohange the name ef this city to Dogtown, until some remedy can be found to abolish the existence of this nuisance. Taxpayer. Christianity and Soap. Editors Hekald : There is a society in thia city called the Pacific Gospel Union, and at their headquarters on Spring street there ie • conspicuously pasted sign which reads i "Free Break fast here on Sundays." The object of tbe society is tha saving of souls, bat Tney • do not sim Uf feed the poor on tracts alone, but they reeoaaiae tha need of B»t*b2t»^^ Vi . make war against in tbe wisest and most effectual way is another question. Whether tbey recognise tbe real causes that make it necessary or possible to put up a sign on the main street of a city, "Free Breakfast Here on Sundays" is doubtful, and if they did recognize them it would be still more doubtful whether they dare to attack them. I think that I can prove satisfactorily to any one who really wishes to learn what tbe causes are which reduce thou sands of people to a condition where they are forced to accept alms or resort to a worse alternative. If these people are really sincere in their desire to benefit humanity they should not be unwilling to investigate fully all tbe causes of tbe evils they make war against, to trace them to their fountain head and then attack them without dis crimination. These gospel people are apparently sincere, but to my mind they are greatly misguided. They make a great ado about minor individual sins, but tbe great crimes that sit enthroned in high places and cast their shadow over the church as well as the world they are dis creetly silent about, They make a mock heroic attack on the saloon business, but this looks much like bombast to people who know that tbe saloon busi ness is an effect rather than a cause. This mock heroic and bombastic busi ness is what I wish to criticise. It is like straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel. I do not desire to criticise unfairly or in any spirit of opposition or hostility; lam merely asking for information. I ask why they do not attack the real causes that produce poverty, beggary, drunkenness, slavery and free soup. I hope some of tbe gentlemen interested will reply, as there are many important interests involved. And the foremost question is to what extent certain churches, like a certain class ot news papers, are interested In suppressing the facts which would throw light on the evils tbey profess to be sincerely trying to remedy. J. L. Jonks. i a The Knife to the Hilt. of oar Republican league ii desired by many an old veteran, and it cannot be obtained through tbe other papers, I want to tell why the old veterans have formed an alliance of their own—because their claims to recognition bave been for years ignored. The men who did tbe bard work on the battlefield cannot get a job today, even witb pick and shovel, to support themselves and fami lies. The officers they have voted for so long enjoy soft snaps and fill the depu tysbips with their pets, who were never in the army, to the exclusion of those who did tbe fighting in the field and the voting at borne. Now the veto have become tired of such treatment, and like a lot of pup pies bave got their eyes opened at last. They now, in the alliances, are looking for a better way to help them selves. Here in Los Angeles we bave an encampment under the title of W. T. Sherman camp No. 1, already about 400 strong and less than a year old. The same movement is being made in Stockton and San Franciaco and nearly all over the eastern states, notably in New York state, witb head quarters in Syracuse. So you may see that at last the old vet. is doing his own thinking, and will be beard from in November next in tbe new People's party movement, and will be heard loudly. This new arrangment wonld never have been thought of if fair play and justice bad been meted out to us. The supervisors, the late grand jury, tbe district attorney and all the judges are Republicana and firmly combined in a Union league. I myself have failed to get justice in our courts; I bave been mulcted out of my just rights in land and money because I did not belong to their gang; no justice nor any pretense thereto, but insults and unjust judg ments I bave had to put up with. Now if such treatment aa this would not move a man to speak out in meeting I should like to know what would. I have beep cheated, robbed I may say, by these Republican officials, and it seems there is no remedy but to displace them by tbe ballot. A lot of old Republican G. A; R. ineaks who are fat in office think we are off, and so we are, off their liat. They fear our People's party move will throw the vote into the house and thereby elect a Democratic president, and aa Harrison is made to aay one good term deserves another, I say one good turn deserves another. It would be a rood turn to turn tbe Republicans out and turn a Democratic in, but would be vastly better to turn in a man for presi dent Who will serve the whole people instead of a party. ... If tbe Democrats are wise, seeing it is a forlorn hope for them to put out a ticket in the city and county, they will support the People's party ticket assur ing them that none but good old-fash ioned Jacksonian Democrats will be found thereon. We have already loaded np a Cannon for congress for this sixth district of California, and we shall fire bim off after next November to fill a ■eat in congress. Respectfully youre, an old-time Republican and comrade of the 2d Minn. Infantry, Alfred Moorr. No Superhuman Strength, bnt Natural Vigor. To attain the muscularity of the Individual who maps steel shackle* like twigs by "imply bending hia arm is vouchsafed to few. 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Winstow, the old established Bed Store Third street, Santa Monica, carries the mo* groceries, *to. Be* TWELVE PAGES. PLAYS AND PLAYERS. The following notes are taken from Dunlop's Stage News: Rhea sails for France June 11th. Nat Goodwin sails for Europe next week. Jeffreys Lewis has gone to England in search of a new play. A mortgage on the Casino for $100,000 haa been recorded in New York. It is reported tbat E. J. Henley is undergoing tbe Keeley treatment. Pretty Courtney Thorpe of tbe V okes company sails for London, May 24th. Bob Eraser is to appear next season in a new version of Humpty Dumpty by Will Gill. R. E. Graham says he will go oat next season with his musical comedy, Larry the Lord. Col. W. A. Sinn was last week relieved of a tumor which has been growing on his neck for the past seven years. Gus Kerker, musical director of the Casino, sails next week for Vienna to attend the theatrical exhibition. Wm. A. Mestayer has been walking Broadway every day this week, looking as well as he has the past ten years, hence the report of his death is scarcely true. Sydney Rosenfeld's new farce. Im agination, will be brought out at Four teenth-street theater a fortnight hence, immediately after the end of the ran of Polly Middles. Will McGonnell, tbe western humor ist, is in New York, the representative of the Natianal Publishing company of Chicago. He baa bad eighty-seven of fers for next season. Miss Lulu Klein, one of tbe coming great actresses of the American stage, is sojourning at Boston but will return to Near York before she starts for the Canadian streams on a fishing excur sion witb a party of friends —all expert fishermen. Leonora Bradley is enjoying a rest after the arduous labor of a long, hard season, Tbe dramatic profession, at the best, is not a bed of roses, and to one of Mks Bradley's temperament and conscientiousness it is always work. This is what makes the clever lady suc cessful. Sinbad, with all its beautiful accou trement of female loveliness, its scenic splendor and its company of clever in terpreters, will open a New York sum mer season at the Garden theater June 20th. That talented comedian, John Gilbert, haa been engaged, and this alone Will serve to draw a host of friends. Tbe Ibien controversy in England 1 seems to. have come to an end through 1 the sheer exhaustion of the combatants, and we are still in doubt as to whether the master is to be ranked a little above Moliere and the immortals, or far below the average theatrical hack who 'Moea" • a new pot-boiler every six months. The Vampires, a professional society just started in New York, have leased a top floor on upper Broadway, which they have called Boost No. 1. The charming and refined names given to the officers are: Chief ghoul, vice gboul, body snatcher, coffin nailer, dirge chanter, bone polisher, and electrocu tioniat. At this meeting dirges are sung by the graveyard monument quartette. Ugh! Jos. Haworth is busily engaged in selecting a company and making gen eral preparations for next season. This talented actor will probably be seen " next in a new play, whose authorship is credited to his brother, Wm. Ha worth, whose efforts in the play line have met with much favor. Most of Mr. Haworth's time is already booked, and he says he has no terror of the world's fair and presidential year com bine against theatrical success. Edwin W. Hoff, the young tenor of the Boetonians, is winning golden opin ions from the New York press for his excellent work in ' Robin Hood." It is t pity, however, that New Yorkers will bave no opportunity this season to see this clever singer and actor In other parts in which he has made great suc jess throughout the country. One of these—and probably the greatest he made—is as Valdimir Samorloffin Fati □itza, in which he does particularly affective work in an apostrophe to Amer ica, which always stirs the audience to tbe profoundest depths of patriotic en thusiasm. Mr. Hoff is undoubtedly the best American tenor on the stage today. "What is the actor ?" asks the London Player. He likes to call himself a pro iessional man, but, query, is he entitled to do so? A profession Is a business which a man professes to understand better than other men, and by which he jams his livelihood —adding tbat it must be superior to a mere trade or handicraft. I very much doubt whether tcting can ever be termed a profession intil some qualification or degree is nec essary before a man can style himself ictor. The calling is open to any Jack, Com or Harry without fear or favor, and ;he term may be used by Mr. Irving or lis stage carpenter if the latter choose. When Sir Walter Scott was about sight and twenty, be wrote a play called The House of Aspen, which waa sent to London, according to Lockhart, put into rehearsal and afterwards abandoned.Thia ack of encouragement may have been t happy circumstance, but someone has lecured the MS. and the play will soon je produced. Apart from translations, Sir Walter's works in dramatic form sonsist of The Doom of Devorgoil, Mac luff's Cross, Halidon Hill and Auchin lrane; or, the Ayrshire Tragedy. None >f these was put upon the stage, and the mly one of bis novels la which be bad t band in fitting for the theater, waa luy Mannerlng. It was done to help lis friend, Daniel Terry, the actor, hrough whom his interest in the the tter seems to have been mainly kept ilive. Natural Gas has, under tbe pilotage of Samuel Popular Cox, arrived at tbe Midway station of its long trip across the continent. June 4th will see them in Denver, where the attraction has al ways been a record-breaker. Tbe hold that this amusing potpourri of fun, music and nonsense has upon the pub lic's attention is no matter of wonder to the theater-going public. It is always new, always bright and kaleidoscopic in its ebapSSSvi Ita loading COuiadiauS, Messrs. Donnelly and Girard, are both artists ia diversified lines and are wise enough, and, as the world goes, gener ous enough tq surround themselves with clever people whose very cleverness laalati tne principals to be cleverer still, PRICE FIVE CENTS. Thie attraction will soend the summer on the coast, and will thus play one of the longest, and undoubtedly the most prosperous season on record. Joseph Brooki goes to Nantasket Beach for bis vacation. Sallie Williams, a daughter of Fred Williams, has plighted her troth to Charles Riegle. Frank Mordaunt has been compelled by severe illness to leave The Lost Para dise company. Charles Alfred Byrne, Louis Harrison acd Qua Kerker are jointiy at work on a new comic opera to be known as Venus. Hay Brooklyn, the charming actress, formerly of Palmer's theater, is again in New York, looking handsomer than ever. Ben Stern, just returned from Cali fornia, has sold his pretty yacht and has invested the money in a cradle and baby carriage. Minna Gale has promised to become the wife of Archibald O. Haines of the Equitable Insurance company in New York. The firm ot Proctor & Mansfield haa been dissolved, Mr. Proctor having leased tbe Boston Grand Opera house all by hia lonesome self. William Voegtlin, the well known and much liked scenic artist, died in Boston on Monday. He painted tbe scenery for the original production of the Black Crook at Niblo's garden. Mr. Voegtlin was a Swiss and had been a scene paint er for forty years. "Nothing succeeds like success" is a saying that loses its platitudinal flavor and becomes trite when applied to Chas. Hoyt. One play has followed another in rapid succession, and each in its train brought that result of success, dollars, and each comedy gained in standard aa it was produced, until now be baa reached a high plane in tbe bringing out of A Temperance Town which haa been unanimously received with genuine favor out of town. This play will be brought out in the metropolis October 31st, at the Madison Square, where it will enjoy, in all probability, as long a run as A Trip to Chinatown. Ali Baba, Mr. David Henderson's latest summer season spectacle, waa produced at the Chicago opera house in Chicago on Thursday night. Of all the beautiful spectacular productions which Mr. Henderson has delighted the Chi cago public with, Ali Baba is the beet. Tbe simple story tbat has delighted the hearts of generations of children and ' the minds of mankind nas been almost lost sight of in the gloriously beautiful surroundings. Swarms of beautiful girls, bewitching femininity, whore graceful loveliness seems righily placed in their dazzling scenic surroundings, are before you ever. A company in itself of comedians supply the ever needed fun, and the burleequerv ia nightly enjoyed. It is a raviehingly en ticing summer attraction, and will be beid on ttve board* oi thia popular bouse until the usual season opens and drives it out to seek for pastures new, for more willing hearts to conquer. Young Salvini still continues his re markably successful engagement at the Boston theater, in his grand scenic re vival of the standard romances. Dur ing the past week be has packed the immense theater with a' production of Monte Crlsto which he will also present during bis tour next season. Among tbe interested auditors one night, was James O'Neill, who came up from bis country place at New London to witness Mr. SalVini's performance. The pro duction of the acting version of Cavalleria Rusticana has been deferred until Wednesday week owing to the time required to rehearse the large orchestra of forty musicians, and the double quartette and chorus of thirty voices. Salvini and Manager Wilkinson will sail for Europe immediately after the close of the Boston engagement, aa Mme. Patti is anxious to begin the re hearsals for the production of ihe play at Oralg-y-Nos, when she will be seen aa fSsntuzza with Salvini as Teirrudu. Another young Methodist preacher has broken loose in a red hot denuncia tion of the stage. His name is W. T. Jordan, and he hails from Dixon, 111. Brother Jordan says that "tbe theater ie the devil's own," and that "99 per cent of tbe actresses are bold, bad women"—and Oh! Oh!—"those who go to see them are no better." Says Brother Jordan: "Onr theaters are nurseries of sin and dens of vice. Li centiousness and lewdness stalk boldly in front of tbe audiences. Indecent dances form an important part of to day's performances on the stage. The history of tbe drama is one of decay, in decency and decline." And again: "The devil and hell have been let loose in the American plays and operas. In fact, the theater may truthfully be called a monument of luxury and effem inacy. It is a weak play, indeed, ac cording to the standard of today, which does not include divorce, robbery and suicide." Robert Mantell closed a most pros perous season at tbe Grand opera bouse in Boston with his familial and power ful production of Monbars. Mantell ia big in tbe Hub as well as elsewhere, and it is proverbial to couple his name with artistic and financial success. His latest production, The Louisianians, has been successful from the start, and has be come a valuable addition to the excel lent repertoire of plays in which Mr. Mantell has become so universally es teemed. Of the school of romantic and heroic action, this gentleman is cer tainly one of tbe best exponents, and it is only a matter of time when his posi tion will be equal to the highest, hia genius fully recognized. His supporting company has been eminently good tbia past season, and as this matter of & good company has become, in this day of stock companies, so thoroughly a necessity, it it is assured that this most Dopular gentleman will not be behind the times. A mate HeceTora speech Alphonce Hemphling, ol Summit township, Butler county. Perm., made an affidavit that hia iwelve-year-old son, who had had St. Vitus Dance for twelve Tears, lost his speech, waa completely cured after using three bottles ef Dr. Mties' Restorative Nervine, and also re covered his soeech. Thousands testify to won derful cures from using it for nervous diseases. dyspepsia,nervous debtlitr. dullness, oonfnsion ot mind, headache, etc. Four doses of thia Nervine oured Mrs W. F nnrna. Hnnth Bend. Ind.. who hsd been suffering with constant headache for three mouths. Trial bottle and I e.egant uouk iree at v. v. dance. For Beat Assortment of Trusses Call at Becxwtlh's pharmacy, SOS N. Main St.. junction Spring. Fit gnarantood. Betel Arcadia. Smarts If amies. Is new opea let the teUalsas'asaasa. PAGES 9 TO 12.