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o the Los Angeles Daily Herald will be
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author ized agent. This taper Is kept on file in
his office.
Ths H brald is sold at the Occidental Hotel
news stand, San Francisco, for 5c a copy.
A dispatch from Hon. S. M. White to
the Herald gives the gratifying intelli
gence that Mr. Foote haß withdrawn
from tbe contest for United States eena
tor. This substantially assures the
election of our townEmaD, as Foote has
been his only real competitor. By the
latest count the Democrats have fifty
nine votes on jtint ballot. Five of tbe
Popi list members of the legislature re
ceived Democratic endorsement, and
Mr. Whito requires only two of their
number to be elected. This pleasant
event ought to follow immediately upon
the organization of the legislature, and
the enthusiastic partizanß of "our Steve"
will shortly have an opportunity to blow
off some surplus gunpowder and en
thusiasm. It is a great victory in a
fight which was right from start to
finish. Mr. White will make an ideal
Eenaior. Young, energetic, able and
accomplished in all lines of parlia-
mentary effort and a worker of wonder
ful powers, he will be able to do much
for California in all her glorious expanse
of northern, central and southern coun
tieß. The Herald never wavered in its
belief that the election itself assured
just tbis reault. The rejoicings which
the annoucement of Foote's withdrawal
have caused will be shared largely by
tbe Republicans of this Becilon, -who
Beemed almost to vie with the' Dem
ocrats in championing Mr. White*
The old cculcil meets at 10 o'clock to
day to round up some unfinished busi
Yesterday was a typical New Yeai's
day. Lob Angeles never more thorough
ly demonstrated herself to be the queen
of Southland. A vernal landscape and
a gracious temperature awoke the stran
gers within our gates to frequent ex
pressions of delight.
It pleases the Herald greatly to see
"Billy" Foote get out of tbe senatorial
fight, which has now become a White
walk-over. There are very many of the
entbueiaslic advocates of Mr. While in
Southern California who, under other
circumstances, would have taken great
pleasure in giving tbe Alameda states
man "a hand." By yie'ding to the just
claims of the Southern California rep
resentative Mr. Foote has made new
and cocfirmed old friendships. He is a
prime favorite south of the Tehachepi
and in all California. We opposed hiß
election now, not that we loved Foote
lesa but White more. Then the logic
waa alt against a continuance of a boot
less fight. The man and the section
both demanded recognition at tbis time,
and we use the word section in no in
vidious sense. The incidents of two
yeara ago and of the late campaign
stamped White as tbe victor from the
initial skirmish. We can assure the
knightly, amiable and able Alsineda
statesman that there will be no sec
tionalism in this quarter when it comes
to electing a successor to Senator Stan
ford ; or, if there is, that the Herald
will be just sectional enough to demand
a senator north of the Tehachepi.
Tub Democrats of tbis city were never
more thoroughly ia earnest than in
tliair demand that they shall not be
cheated cut of the fruits of their late
municip tl victory. No amount of hair-
FpUttiog can disguise the fact that the
people desired a change, or they would
not have voted as they did. The under
lying principle of the charter is that
both cf tbe great parlies should
be equally represented on the
commission?, giving to the mayor
tbe casting vote. The significance
of tbe 735 majority which Thomas E.
Rowan received over Mr. Tufts is just
there. They desired that the mayor
sh'j-ald not cnly have the casting vote
but be tha responsible bead of the city
government. Tho Democrats do not de
sirt. to control the men whom tbe Re
publican members of the council shall
select as their representatives on tbe
couimiaeionp, and the Democrats ought
to receive an equal degree of considera
tion. The people want no dummy
Democrats —no men introduced on tbe
commissions to nullify tbe will of the
people. Anything less than such a
programm.> will result; in lasting heart
burnings.' As the Hkxald has re
peatedly suggested, the attempt to I
make Chief of Police Glass a perpetual
official would produce universal indig
nation not only amongst Democrats bnt
amongst a very considerable number of
Republicans. As to the commissions,
let each party "shinny on ita own
In the laugh that has run around the
world anent the Clemenceau-De Roulede
duel, it must not be forgotten that there
are duels and duels, as well as duellists
and duellists, and that La Belle France
has had her "killers" of renowD, not to
mention the Marquis deMoreß and Paul
de Cassagr. ic of the present day. The
statesman's duel haa indeed become a
thing oi pleasantry, although Monsieur
Floquet went far to relieve hia clasa
from the air of levity which bai char
acterized it for some time past. That
venerable statesman came very near
killing Boulanger, the General Bourn
hero of a certain class of Frenchmen.
The case was the mere notable because
Monsieur Floquet was a barrister and
an occasional journalist, and waa near
seventy yeara old at tbe time wheu the
rencounter took place, while his oppo
nent was posing as an opera bouffe hero.
But there have been French duellists
who might well strike terror to the
stoutest hearts. Amongst these waß
the celebrated Jean Louis, master of
arms to the 28th regiment of French in
fantry. The story of one of his exploits
is takeu from tbe official records in the
French ministry of war, and is told in
the last number of Lippincott'a maga
zine. When Napoleon was going
through the expensive procesa of prop
ping up his brother Joaeph on the
throne of Spain his army on the Penin
sula embraced a'laTge number of Ital
ians, and personal duels between offi
cers and men of tbe French and Italian
regiments became very frequent, so
much bo that it was finally decided, in
the interests of discipline, to have a
general duel between fifteen representa
tives of each of the contending factions,
which was to be witnessed by the
whole army of occupation of Mad
rid. It waß expressly declared
that thiß waa to settle all ques
tions in dispute between tbe con
tending interests, and that there
were to be no more brawls under any
circumstances thereafter, under pain of
court martial and eummary execution.
On the day appointed for the trial at
arms ten thousand soldiers and an im
mense number of the people of Madrid
were on hand to witness the novel con-
The fifteen Italianßwere headed by
Giacomo Ferari, the master at arms of
the First French regiment, which was
composed almost entirely of Italians.
The French contingent was headed by
Jean Louis. In a few moments Ferari,
who was the bast Italian fencing master,
lay dead at the feet of tbe Frenchman,
who exhibited remarkable coolness, and
who stood with the point of his Bword
in the ground, surveying his dead ad
versary. When it was proposed to re
place him with another Frenchman he
said that he was not tired, and
that his compatriots need not be
called upon just then. He maintained
this attitude, repulsing all attempts to
give him a rest and replace him by one
of the fourteen other Frenchmen, until
thirteen of the Italians lay dead in the
improvised arena. At this point the
euperior officers interfered and stopped
the duel. This waa something like the
tournament, at Ashby-de-la-Zouche in
Scott's Ivanhoe, with the exception tbat
Richard Ca>ur de Lion was not obliged
to do so much work sb Jean Louis, nor
was tbe Knight of Ivanhoe himself.
We have had some American duels
and duellists that are noteworthy.
When Senator Wigfall of Texas was a
young man he took up his residence in
a town of South Carolina that had a
club composed of hot-headed young
fellows like Wigfall himself. Like most
southerners of those times, Mr. Wig
fall took to writing letters to the
nearest newspaper, and some of
them did not please the South Caro
lina Hotspurs. The club met one even
ing and resolved that Mr. Wigfall must
either leave town or fight tbe club. Tbe
resolution was communicated to the
gentleman animadverted upon, and he
replied that he did not intend to leave
the town. Challenges began to pour in
upon the fearless scribbler, to all of
which he responded promptly, killing
or winging his adversary. The third
duel was fought between Wigfall and a
brother of Preston S. Brooks, the latter
known in the north as "Bully"
Brooks from the episode in tbe
senate chamber in which Charles
Sumner and he figured. Both were
severely wounded, and Wigfall lay for
cix weeks in a hut on tbe Savannah
river before be could be moved. When
he got back to the town in which the
challenges had materialized, he sent
word that be was ready for the next
combatant. The members of the club
by thid time had probably come to the
conclusion that Wigfall was composed of
the stuff of which good citizens were
made, and they formally expunged their
resolution. Wigfall ia Eaid to have
killed twenty-one men in duels, which
takes no account of the encounters bad
by him in which there was a less serious
The great wonder when one gets down
to the modern French duel is how these
elegant French statesmen and men of
letters come to imagine that they are
fooling anybody. The distances, when
the duel is with pietols, are so arranged
that only a cowboy could hope to wing
his opponent. When they are arranged
for the rapier the seconds intervene at
the slightest prick, and declare tbat
honor is satisfied. It was supposed tbat
when Boulanger, a military officer in
the first flush of manhood, stepped into
the arena there would be some bloodshed,
but it was tbe blood of Boulanger him
self which ensanguined the field. Amer
ica has got rid of the duello and France
would do well to follow her example.
Tin: movement for a topographical
survey of California is a good one, and
is endorsed by high scientists. It is
thought that it would take ten years'
time and involve the expenditure of
$250,000. The hope is expressed that
the time may be shortened, but the cost
is necessarily great. We undoubtedly
need the map, and when it comes to
measures of this kind, "time ia made
for slaves," and the "rascal counters"
should not be regarded. We have re
ceived a prospectus of tbe contemplated
work, which we shail publish at en
early day, with fuller editorial com
On Thursday evening the members of
tbe Unity Charming Branch class, to
gether with the one friend which each
member waa privileged to invite, met
in joint session at the Hollenbeck par
lors. Class members and guests made
up a gathering of nearly 200 people, all
of them cordial, enthusiastic and anx
ious to make everybody cUe have a
good time. Altera duo for violin and
guitar, by Miss Walker and Mrs. Bell,
Mrs. Wood of the expression class be
gan proceedings by offering greetings of
tbe season in a short poem, aptly con
ceived and beautifully rendered. Other
members of the class followed, eloquent
ly, comically or timidly aa the case
might be, but all acceptably.
A contest in quotations from Shakes
peare, modeled on the plan of the old
fashioned spelling school, proved inter
esting and amusing, aud prolific of quo
tations both appropriate and singularly
unapt. The victor's circlet of olive was
taken into camp by Mrs. Judge Variel,
who is now more than ever sure that
tbe Bard of Avon told the truth when
he wrote "All's well that ends well."
Mrs. Hardie read a character sketch
of Imogen, in Cymbeline, sbowing the
careful study of times and surroundings
necessary to a good understanding of the
character of this most beautiful, most
under and most true of Shakespeare's
Mies Seaman of the history clasa fol
lowed wifii a sketch of King John and
ilia Times, wherein by the granting of
tbe great charter the worst of Eng
land's kings, laid the sure foundation of
England's greatness, because he had to.
Mra. Galpin, conductor of claasee, de
lighted her old friends and astonished
the new by her preaentation of a sketch
of Constance, in King John. It would
be difficult to select a more trying role
than that of the mother whose ambition
aspired to a throne for her son, whose
grief touched upon the confines of mad
ness when bereavement by ber son's
captivity and supposed death followed
fact upon the political discomforture. Oi
etage presence dignified almost to state
liness; graceful of form and of mobile
feature; with a voice of maeculinedepth
and strength and all a woman's tender
ness withal, Mrs. Galpin proved herself
equal to tbe acceptable presenta
tion of that character, which Mrs. Sid
dons, of lonely fame, insisted required
of an actress greater versatility than
any other of Shakespeare's women.
Tbe evening concluded with a vocal
solo by Mra. H. C. McClure and a half
hour of congratulations and good wishes
and plans for the future.
All who are personally acquainted
with our genial townsman William J.
Smith, says the Anaheim Gazette of
December 27, can not but react with In
terest and satisfaction an account of tbe
happy event which marked for him this
Christmastide. For twenty-four years
the large white house on Orangethorpe
avenue has stood a veritable landmark
in its place, and silently overlooked the
progress and developments of time on its
once lonely and neighborless surround
ings ; now even its generous dimensions
almost hidden by stately trees and
orange groves, it still stands with wide
open doors, welcoming to the most fit
ting gathering place the children born
and reared beneath its sheltering eaves.
For tbe first time in many years the
spacious rooms enclosed the rightful
flock of the homefold. Clustering now
around the cheerful fireplace were the
matronly and manly faces of those who,
as girls and boys, had so long since
clamored there in eager inspection of
the bounties of dear old Santa Claus.
Once again from the old walls re
sounded the simple little songs of the
early school days, once again all joined
in the old familiar games, father and
mother entering in the tumultuous
romp with renewed youth and as much
zeal and enthusiasm as any of the rest.
Through tbe bulls was now heard ring
ing in sweet childish voices the call of
"grandpa" where formerly was echoed
back the cry "papa;" and grandpa re
sponded with such boyish merry
promptness as to make the application
seem a misnomer. The most interest
ing and heartily enjoyed feature of
Saturday evening's programme waß
when the father, responding to the
entreaties of his children and grand
children, when to tbe center of the floor
and danced a jig, keeping perfect time to
tbe tune Yankee Doodle, in a lithe
quickstep, which very few men of half
his age would venture to imitate.
It was indeed a matchless, merry
Chiistma°, without one incident to mar
the perfect enjoyment and harmony,
and near the midnight hour the festivi
ties were appropriately brought to a
close by the assembled voices raided in
singing Praise God from Whom All
Blessings Flow. The members of tbe
family circle preaent were Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Smith of Orangethorpe, Mi. and
Mrs. D. S. Kearney and family of San
Diego, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Moore and
family of Ontario, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Clark and family of Capistrano, Mr. and
Mrs. Lynn Lyman and family of Moreno,
Clarence Smith of Orangethorpe, Albert
V. Smith of Fullerton, Misses H. F.
and Lauretta Smith of Orangethorpe,
Will J. Smith, jr., of Los Angeles, Mor
ris, Ruth aud Grace Smith of Orange
thorpe, Charles B. Fleming of Los Ange
les, Miss Irene Fleming of Redlands.
There were also present Mrs. R. L.
Glasscock of Kansas City, Lawrence
Glassoock of Chatsworth, Miss Mac
Clark of Brookhurst and Miss Ethel
Jenks of San Juan.
Dr. and Mrs. H. 6. B. Montgomery of
258 East Twenty-ninth street, on Satur
day evening, gave a reception to the
Kiug's Daughters at their residence.
The evening was very pleasantly spent
with music, the violin and piano being
used by Prof. Wendell Schiel and Mrs.
Clara '8. Wight. The following were
present: George E. Cook, E. C. Holler,
L. W. Urmated, E. W. Wood, Marie
Hauxhusatt, H. S. Witelock, J. N.
Childress, Myrtle Murry, Agnes Bleck,
Ada Bleck, M. J. Talbott, Fred Vogel,
Rev. Mr. Wight, Mrs. Cb.a Wight,
Lottie Talbott, Christmas Harrison,
Emily Stockton, Nettie Gowen, May
Austin. Prof. Wendell Schiel, Mabel
Whitehead, Mabel Angall, Minnie Mc-
Neill, Mac Blanford, William F. Floyd,
Nina Barrows, C, W. Folk.
A Soldier's Tribute te a Soldier.
Editors Herald : Among the pleas
ant episodes of human life are the occa
sional glimpses which we now and then
obtain, almost by accident, of the inner
natures of modest and unassuming peo
ple. In a letter from a personal friend
of mine, Mr. M. 0. Hopewell of Chilli
cothe, 0., there occurs tbe following,
which, when read in this community,
can but add to the already high esteem
in which tbe person referred to is held :
"Not long since I was making in
quiries aa to the whereabouts of my old
colonel in the late war, and
waß informed that he waa
living in or near Los Angeleß.
I have concluded to have you hunt bim
up, as I have not beard from bim since
the fall of 1863. Hie name is George H.
Smith, and he was colonel of my regi
ment, 125 th Virginia infantry, C. S. A.,
in the spring of 1862, and he was after
wards transferred to the 62d Virginia
mounted infantry.
"At the battle or McDowell, May 8,
1862, he and I were both wounded. _ I
well remember that they were slow in
getting the ambulances up the moun
tain the night after, and the men had to
lie on the battle ground and by tbe
roadside a long time.
"They were about lifting the colonel
into an ambulance as they got down
from the battlefield with me and the
colonel said Hopewell iB far worse
wounded than I am, put him in my
place, and he afterward detailed a man
to specially wait upon me. Not one
officer in a hundred would have done
what he did for me," etc.
As a soldier of the other side I desire,
without permission from either of the
gentlemen, to give to the world this
tribute to a foeman who waa "worthy of
our steel," and whose greatness of heart
was made more apparent by the episode
alluded to above than it could have
been done by columns of graphic
writing. W. C. Patterbon,
Late First Ohio Heavy Artillery.
The Grand Opera House—Tonight
at the Grand opera house The Old
Homestead will begin an engagement of
five nights and Wednesday matinee.
The indications are that this popular
favorite will more than duplicate its
former success. If one wants to enjoy
a hearty laugh, have the heart-strings
played upon, and see one of the sim
plest, prettiest stage pictures of New
England life tbat has ever been drawn,
they can go to the theater any night
this week and sit through The Old
Homestead. The piece ia handsomely
mounted and the members of the inter
preting are practically tbe same tbat
were Been in tbe play here two seasons
ago. The double quartette is retained.
Los Anoeles Theater—Those who
have visited the eastern cities during
vacations of tbe great universities of
America, and have enjoyed the jolly
student songs of the eastern college glee
clubs, will be glad to know that the far
west is not behind the east in this par
ticular. On Tuesday evening at the
Los Angeles theater the people of this
city wilt have the pleasure of listening
to the college glee club from the State
university at Berkeley. An opportunity
like this ought not to be missed, as it
may be a long time before the glee club
visits tbe southern part of the state
Robert und Bertram, or the Jolly
Robbers, a German operetta, was given
last evening by Mr. Henry Pfam and an
amateur company, assisted by Emma
Church of the Unity—The news of
the arrival of Prof. Joseph Le Conte,
which was duly chronicled in these col
umns yesterday, attracted a crowd of
visitors to pay their respects to the dis
tinguished visitor. He will deliver his
first lecture under tbe auspices of the
Unity club tonight, the subject being
Glaciers and is part of the university
extension course furnished by the
authorities of the state institution at
A Court House Bobbery.
Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 1. —While
working in an office at tbe court house
at Veroqna, Vernon county, last night,
John C. Johnson was confronted by two
strangers, who compelled him at the
point of a revolver to open the safe and
hand over the cash. They secured
about $5000. They then locked Johnson
in the sate and escaped. Although the
country haa been ecoured no clue to tbe
robbera has been found.
Typhus in Mexico.
El Paso, Jan. I.—William Divine,
who arrived today from the interior of
Mexico, repoits tbat the accounts of
the ravages of typhus are not exagger
ated. Tbe mortality is estimated at 15
to 25 per cent of those stricken. The
wealthier classes do not appear to have
any immunity from the disease and are
suffering equally with the poor.
St. Lord', Will Foster Pugilism.
St. Louis, Jan. L—Several wealthy
local admirers of pugilism got together
last night and decided to organize a club
patterned after the Olympic of New Or
leans, the Coney Island of New York
and the California of San Francisco, to
arrange and conduct glove contests, for
which suitable purses are to be hung up.
A Broken Ball.
Eldorado, Kan., Jan. 1. —A local ac
commodation train on the Missouri
Pacific railroad was wrecked late last
night by a broken rail. Two coaches
were ditched and several pasßengerß
piinfully injured. The only one dan
gerously injured was Hattie Hal), the
Kansas poetess.
Of perfeot purity
J^ m ° n "I Of groat strength.
Almond —f Eoonorn y' nthe ' ruse
Rose etCrj Flavor as delicately
and dallolouely aa the frawh SrVtf>
Many Eastern People Believe That
All land in California ie high priced ; such is tbe caee in ter
fain localities, but not go in KERN VALLEY. In that favored
Good Land Can Still Be Bought
At Reasonable Prices.
For example: $60 TO $K0 PER ACRE will buy first-class
land—in thriving colonies—near main line of railroad, with
neighbors, schools and churches,
On Easy Terms of Sale.
you more clear money than those 160 acres of corn land back
east. Our land is
All Under Irrigation.
For maps, circulars and correct information call upon or ad
Kern County Land Company,
S. W. FERGUSSON, Agent, Bakersfleld, Cal.
or d o. Anderson, \ 229 South Spring St,
Special Immigration Agent, f . . . _'■ •°.
> Los Angeles Theater Bldg,
Local Representatives. ) LOS Angeles, - - tftl.
Sole Agents
Vs/e Invite You.
>~pO inspect our fine assortment of beautiful, use
ful and sensible Christmas Presents.
Fancy chairs and tables Bookcases
Rockers and couches Gents' shaving stands
Divans and sofas Blacking cases
Hall stands Fur rugs
Hall mirrors and settees Angora rugs
Hall chests and chairs Smyrna rugs
China closets Oriental rugs
Sideboards Daghestan rugs
Tables, Buffets Art squares
Ladies' dressing tables Lace curtains
Work stands Silk curtains
Writing desks Portiers
Music cabinets China silks
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