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A QUESTION OF SUPREMACY.
Is the American Horse Better than His British Congener? Lexington Compared With De Moth of Forty Years Later. The Fallacy of the Time Teat In Races for Running Horses--Ten Broeck, the Watch-Breaker, and Dun lap, the Horse-Beater. Gen. B. F. Cockrill of the Richland stud farm, near Nashville,Tenn., names over a list of old-time horses which, so he says, "could win every race of any of the late meeting from Monday morning to Saturday night." In this list Mr. Cockrill includes Lady Lightfoot, Ball's Fiorizel, Ariel, Travatha, Jim Bell and Rodolph in a list with Lexington, Bos ton, Reel, George Martin, Brown Dick, Jack Malone and Miss Foote, a some what singular way of mixing up horees of the first and second classes. Norfolk was just about such a horse as Lexing ton, and could have beaten his time had opportnnity ever offered itself. Mr. Cockrill omits Hubbard, a borrie that died in California, that was 60 yards faster in a three mile race than Norfolk, and 200 yards better than Reel, Brown Dick or George Martin. Norfolk's race is s :27>fJ—s:29,'a'5:29,'a' while that of Brown Dick was 5:30—5:28. Both were 4 j ear olds, Brown Dick carrying 86 pounds and Norfolk 100 in the tall of the year. Hubbard carried 107 pounds, being 7 pounds more thanNorfolkand2l pound-t more than Brown Dick, and covered 2% miles in It would only have been necessary for him to have done another quarter mile in Beconds to have beaten both the records of Norfolk and Brown Dick. That Hubbard could have accomplished the tack no one ever would doubt who aaw hia insidious, creeping, fox-like gait with which he would steal along a mile better than 1:44 with so little effort that he did not look to be running better than 1:49. Just why such horses as Lady Light foot, Ball'a Florizel and Rodolph should be given in auch company aa George Martin and Reel is something that paeses toy comprehension. Reel was one of the greatest mares ever saddled in America, and I can recollect bearing George R. Kenner tell my grandfather (who commanded a cotton packet be tween New York and New Orleans at the time) his idea about the forthcom ing match between Fashion and Pey tona. "I can't say I like her altogether, Merry. She goes with a great long, rating stride and covera about 27 feet at. a clip, but that doesn't suit me, some how. Yon may beat her, for Fashion is a deid game mare. But if we bad either Reel or George Martin we would beat you, sure!" "Do you think Reel or George Martin tbe eqnal of Boston?" asked my grand father. "Yes, on a good track and witb any thing lees than 120 pounds up. Tbey are jast aa game and have a good deal more speed than he bad; and it is speed that breeds bottom." . Now I am a good deal like Mr. Ken ner. I believe that "speed breeds bot tom." We have never had a race be tween horses run in America at two miles under 3:30, which was tbe mark set by McWhirter, the unlucky eon of Enquirer. In Australia they have cov ered that distance twice inside of 3:29, twice inside of 3:30 and seven timea be tween 3:30 and 3:31. Haa any horse in America done two miles in 3 :.'ifl or bet ter? Oh, yes, Ten Broeck, a big 5 year old horse with 110 pounds up, on a pre pared track and nothing to interfere with, did it in 3:27%. On the other hand, Dunlap, a 5 year old horse, and bred very much like Ten Broeck, carried 115 pounds at tbe same age, and covered two miles in beating a field of 27 borsea, at leaat 20 more horses than Ten Broeck ever beat in one race in his life. Three years later Carbine (luckily of tbe same age, for the sake of comparison), put up the enormous impost of 145 pounds, and won in 3:28%, from « field of 39, which was more than all the horses that Ten Broeck beat in his whole life. So it won't do for Mr. Cockrill to deride tbe foreign importations too much. That tried-and found-wanting horses have been foisted upon American breeders in the past 60 years lam quite willing to admit; and I frankly concede tbat such horses as Luzborough, Fly-by-Night, Ashtead, Scythian, Hillsborough, Mango, Lap idist and Stone Plover could be said to have "left their country for their coun try's good." But I must say that i! General Cockrill is to be taken as ex cathedra, then some American horses, such; as Rodolph, Jim Bell and Ball's Florizel have acquired fasne very cheaply. Lexington was probably tbe best horse ever foaled in America till Long fellow was foaled, within sight of the Athene of Kentucky. Lexington was a horse tbat could gallop a mile in about 1 -AY/i, with a scale of weights 10 per cent below tbe scale of today ; and yet the above figure was not reached till Pompey Payne (a selling plater) made it 12 years after Lexington's retire ment from the turf. Lexington could gallop to death any horse of bis day, as easily as Longfellow could, in his era, defeat everything else when in condi tion. Well, Lexington was matched to run four miles to beat Leco-nte'a 7:26. He had a "straw hat" on his back, 101 pounds, and won his owner's bets in 7:192£, with the entire track at hie dis posal and neither one of his two "teas ers" (Arrow and Joe Blackburn) allowed to lap him, even if they were able to do so, which I shall always doubt. He could have stalled off four horses of their caliber as easily as those two. Felloffcraft, a eon of the imported horse Australian, and by no means the best of his get, either, beat that a quar ter second, carrying seven pounds more weight and in a bona fide race against other horses, with Katie Pease to carry him away from the start and Wanderer (one of Lexington's best sons) to brush him home through the stretch. This comparison does not look very favorable to Lexington. But there came a still harder blow than that. Last fall at Morris park a four mile purse was hung up und contested by five atartors, the race being won by De Muth. a five-year-old horse tbat had won five times out of 15 starts as a four year-old. He was not a trashy horse, and yet no man will for a moment con tend that he was any such colt as St. Carlo, Ballarat, Banquet or Chaos at two years' old, or aa Burlington, Riley, LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 13, 1693. Tournament or Banquet at three. In the Suburban of 1891, with 116 pounds up, he could get no better than eighth place with the moderate impost of 116 pounds in tbe saddle. And yet this third class horse Do Math (for that is all be ever waß) goes out at tbe old scale of weights such s.s were in vogue in Lexington's time and with nine or 10 pounds more weight up than Lexington (of tbe same age) bad carried, ran within a quarter of a second of tbe sightless hero's time. Now we will not take long to run over the last year's calendar and find at least 20 horses that cou d be sold for two objects : first, to beat De Muth, at any distance fiom one mile to four, and second, to beat his time or Lexington's either. All our American talk about fast time in the era of horeea as Lexington, Reel. Fashion and George Martin (whom I place at seven pounds better than Miss Foote, Brown Lick and Jim Bell, and a stone better than Rodolph, Ariel, Ltdy Lightfoot and Ball's Florizel) falls to the winds when we look at the weights they carried—B6 pounds on a 4 year-old like Brown Dick and 101 pounds on a big and well ripened 5-year-old like Lex ington. Go to England and Australia if you want examples of weight carrying. Now I am aware that I shall be met with the old story that "there is no reliance to be placed in the timing of English races because the horees do not paea the same point at the Btartas at thefinieh." That was one of the late George Wilkes'argu ments and bad about as much sense as most of big other writings on horses. How many race 1 ? in Australia have we now-a-days where horses pass the came point to finish as to start? Not one in eight; and yet who has the effrontery to contend that American timing is not authentic? My idea is that English timing must be reliable, for Australia takes her racing methods from England and I know her timing to be reliable. *** When Kingston beat Stockwell he covered tbe distance of 2% miles in 4:28, which was at the rate of 13% sec onds to the forlong, while Lexington's time for four miles was seconds to tbe furlong Lexington, 6 years old, earned in bis race 101 pounds, while Kingston, a year younger, carried 126 pounds, and Stockwell 129; and when West Australian defeated Kingston at Ascot he cariied 128 pounds to Kings ton's 132 and covered the distance at the rate of 13}£ seconds to the furlong. In that race Lexington would have been left in the bead of tbe stretch if com pelled to carry the same weights. «** Fiom 1859 to 1862 the aforementioned George Wilkee paid a man a steady sal ary to write up the doings of tbe late Ricbard Ten Broeck'a American borsea in England. That gentleman won the Oesarewitch of 1857 with Prioress, tbe Goodwood stakes of 1859 with Starke, and the Goodwood cup of tho following year with the same horse. In tbe latter race were Thormanby and TheWizaid, the first and second horses in the derby of that year, both carryiug over 120 pounds while but 3 years old, while Starke, who was 6, bad the light impost of 122 upon him. Starke won the race, and in conversation about it 30 years afterwards Mr. Ten Broeck said: "He would have died had it not been for Mr. Pryor's care. He was the worst dis tressed horse I «ver saw." **» Going over to Australia we find three mile races at every meeting. Melbourne gives her Royal Park plate in the spring and|her Champion race in the fall; and the latter bas been won by a 3-year-old 18 times out of 23, the weight for that age being 118 pounds. In the Royal Park plate, run four months earlier, the weights are 3 years, 116 pounds; 4 years, 126; 5 years, 132; 6 and upwards, 136. We find the following authentic record of performances at Flemington and Rand wick: 1878-Fir»t King, 3 years, Flemington, 118 lbs 5:2(5 1883—Commotion, 4 years, Flemington. 128 lbs 8:26 1885—CoroirotioD, 6 years, Flemington, 136 lbs 5:36J< 1887— Trident, 3 years. Flemington. 116 lbs 5:25?<£ 18C0—Carbine, 4 years, Bandwiek, 128 lbi 5 26S* Against these we have tbe following: 1882—Llda Stanhope, Saratoga, 4 years, 108 Iks 5:25J4 1383-Klla Warfleld, Saratoga, 6 Tears. 112 ft.s 5:25 1888— Drake Oarter, — yeara, — lbs 5:24 Who will deny that tbe Australian performances are tbe best when the weights are considered T At :t' A milea tbe American record stands at 3:56>i for tbe dead heat at Saratoga, between Springbok and Preak neas, each carrying 115 pounds, the former being 5 and the latter 7. In the Australian cap of 1890 Dreadnanght by Cheater, out of Trafalgar by Blair Atbol beat Melos, Sir William and five others, in :; :SS» ! -.,, three seconds Blower than the Saratoga event. He was 3 years and 7 months old, and carried 118 pounds, just three pounds more than our American dead-heatere. I tried for three years to get J. B. Hag gin and W. H. Jackson to buy him at $10,000, believing hi.j the superior of either George Kinney or Luke Blackburn at tbat age, which is saying a great deal. Outside of Iroquois and Foxhall, I doubt if America has ever produced bis equal. It will not do, therefore, to say that all the imported horees are trash, or tbat the long-distance horse has deteri orated because those races are less fre quent than in former years. The De Math race proved conclusively that any good third-class horse of today can equal Lexington's time with the scale of weights that prevailed in Lexington's day. I contend we have never had a 3 year old to surpass Dread naught or Ormonde, unless it were Iroquois or Foxhall; that we have never had a 4-year-old to equal West Austral ian, Kingston, Tristan or Isonomy; nor a 6-year-old to equal Carbine, Barealdine or Morion, Hence I hope to see im portations continue from year to year and let the good Bense ot our people se lect the good horßes. It is beyond question that Harkfor ward waa a failure, although a brother to the great Harkaway; that Fly-by- Night waa not worth hia oata, although a fairly good race horse and decidedly v eil bred, and that Scythian, bred as highly aa any horse in England and winner of ono of their severeet races,was of no real value in the stud. But let ua remember what we owe to Glen coe, Leviathan, Leamington, Glenelg, Bonnie Scotland, Australian, Billet, Buckden and Mortimer, and forget the shortcomings of the Knight, of t»t. George, Ayegarth, Siddartba, KmUka Ashtead, Gleniyon, Rofßifer and High lander. Tbe -records of our leading racecourses show tbe marks of St. Blaise, Rayon dOr and Mr Modred too plainly to warrant condemnation at the bands of tbe public at this time of day. Hidaloo, MOJAVE COUNTY, ARIZONA. The Stock Interests in Excel lent Condition Over There. The Cattle Raisers Banded Tog-ether for Matna! Protection, Ofliers and Members of Their Ashoclu tiou—Some Interesting Items Con cerning the Mines—Gov. Mur phy on Arizona. As has been before stated, the flock interests oi Mojave county ate quite large. The range country is very fine and there is a large acreage of it. Under ordinary conditions there are certainly largo returns from cattie raising in ,n» jave county, but last "year the ueuul rains failed to come, and the result' w*e that the grass was below the standard. The cattle are not now in good condition, but they will soon fatten up on tbe fresh grass which will coon spring up after tbe spring rains. The stock raisers of the county are organized, their society being known under tbe name of tbe Majuve County Live Stock association. The officers are Samuel Crozier, president, Hackberry ; E. J. God man, secretary, Kingman; J. A. Johnson, treasurer, Kingman ; execu tive committee, W. H. Lake, Kingman; E. Ellibee, Stockton: T. F. Garner, Peach Springs; W. E. Frost, Kingman ; J. \V. Thompson, Mineral Park. The memberß are Samuel Crozier, whose range is at Truxton; G. W. Beecher, whose range is in the '.Vallapi mountains; W. E. Front, whose range is in the same district; Conrad & Conrad, whose range is at Mud Springs, in the Sacramento valley, and Breon & Lam bert, wboee range is on Walnut creek and tbe Colorado river. The idications are that this year will be a prosperous one for the cattlemen of Mojave county, and it is certainly tn be hoped that present indications will be realized, BRIEFS. Id the Gold Basin are located tbe El dorado claims, tbe Banker and numer ous other ledges of free milling gold. CerbAt. Stocktou Hiii and Chlorida are also mining camps of considerable j promise. Thuy are all prosperous now. j James Roseborongh is making one of the most popular sheriffs that Mojave county has ever had. Mr. Roseboronjiih is indeed a clever gentleman. -tjsSgß <f: The climate of the mountain regions of Mojave county ia simply delightful during the entire year, and in winter tbe air is soft and balmy, and in summar tbe heat seldom becomes ofl'eaaive. When you go to Kingman inquire for Judge Ruaeeiijdo not give up tbe search until you find him and have an inter vie i. The judge has a large stock of j information at haud which he is always willing to dispense with other things aa well. - Ad irrigation scheme is uudei way on tne Big Sandy, in Mojave county. Ite ditches will cover an area of 125 milea •square. The soil of the locality ie very fertile. Fruits and vegetables will be grown there extensively. A Denver, Colo., malng man visited the Ragle and Golden Eagle mines iv Weaver district. He says tbey are im mense properties, and with tbe right method of working will pay handsomely. Tbe properly is now owned by Messrs. Monaghan and Murphy of The Needles and Henry Brown of Weaver. Messrs. Grant and Baxter, who were among the first prospectors in Minnesota district, came in from Deep Creek. Utah, a few days ago. They consider Mahave county a much better field for the pros pector than any region they have visited since absenting themselves from the. county. One of the old citizens of Mojave county, who is well and favorably known throughout the vast do main, is ex-Deputy Sheriff T. W. Galigber. who is now ;in businei a at the White Hills mining camp. Mr. Galigher alao bas some extensive min eral interests in the district. In an interview in the Detroit Free Press Governor Murphy says of Ari zona: "Arizona is moving rapidly for ward. Tbe mineral output increased $2,000,000 last year; desirable immigra tion ia flowing in and the territory is really having a veritable boom. The agricultural and horticultural districts are being developed by canalß and irri gation enterprises on a large scale. Northern and sonthern railroads aro being conatructed across the territory. These roads will probably contribute more than any other factors to territo rial progress and equipment for state government. The territorial debt bas been funded into 5 per cent bonds, which have been placed at par. Every thing considered, tbe prospects of tbe territory are especially flattering. Polit ically the territory is close, and no one can foretell which party will control tho new Btate." lie Kept Grand Medicine. In a Scotch village, where a young doctor had lately started practice, a workman had the misfortune to get his finger bruised badly in one of the mills. A doctor was sent for, and on properly dressing the fiuger the man nearly fainted. He was asked if he would tako a little spirits to revive him. "Mon," he exclaimed with feeling, "that wud just be the very life o' me!" The doctor gave him a good glass, which he groed ily swallowed, and on recovering his breath his first Words were, "Wellf doc tor, I kin unco' littlo aboot yer skill; but, ; mon, ye keep grand medicine." —Detroit I Free Press. Their Lingering Fragrance. Miss Kajones, after an evening spent j m the parlor, had returned to the family : sitting room on her way up stairs. "Good aight, papa." she said, kissin;.; the paternal Jones. "Good night, dear," fie answered, "and pleasant dr —phew! What vile ci gars young Ferguson smokes these days!"— Chicago Tribune. Only One. Yes, my boy. there are thirty-seven millions and seven hundred and forty thousand people in this country, and you are only one of them—just one! Think of that once in awhile when yon get to wondering what would happen to the world if you should die!— London Tit- Bits. Itnehlati'f Arnica. Balve Tbe best salve In the world for cuts, br.tfsos, 'sorer, doers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains, corns and all stir, eruptions, and positively cures piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect sat isfaction, or money refunded. Price, 25 cents per box. For sale by C. F. Heinzeman. The Invention of the Cotton Ofs. No invention has played a larger part In our history than the cotton gin, which was the work of Eli Whitney. Whitney was the son of a poor Massachusetts farmer and worked his way through colloge without assistance. Soon after the revolution he settled in Georgia and became a teacher to the children of Mrs. Nathaniel Greene, widow of the famous General Greene. One day when a com pany of planters were assembled at Mrs. Greene's house near Savannah the de pressed condition of the southern states came np for discussion, and it was gen erally agreed that the chief cause of the existing condition of affairs was tho dif ficulty of raising cotton with profit, ow ing to the great labor of separating the fibers of the cotton from the seed. One of the planters suggested that perhaps this work could be done with a machine, and this prompted Mrs. Greene to re mark: "Gentlemen, apply to my young friend, Mr. Whitney. He can make any thing." Whitney was sent for and the situa tion explained to him. Ho told the planters he had never seen a pod of cot ton in his life, but ho would try what he could do. Next day he procured some unclean cotton, shut himself up in his room and sot to work to invent the ma cliine required. From early boyhood he had exhibited wonderful skill in me chanics, and this aptitude was of the greatest assistance to him in his present task. He was. compelled to make the tools iind tho wire with which he worked, but before winter bad ended he hud completed his machine. Then he set it up in a shed and invited a number of planters to come and see it work. The delight of his visitors at what they saw was unbounded. Whitney's engine could clean as much coton in one day as a man could clean in a whole winter.—New York Herald. The isiuck Bole of Middle Mountain, Up until about th<j middle of April, 18U0, the "Black hole of Middle moun tain" waa one of the best known of Vir ginia's natural curiosities, the natural bridge of course always excepted. The Black bole was a natural well about twenty feet in diameter, situated at the foot of Middle mountain on the farm of A. H. Slitlington, in Pocahontas county. It was of unknown depth and locally be lieved to be poisonous from the fact that cuttle, horses and other animals in com mon refused to drink of the water al though almost famishing from thirst. Black hole lias beeu known since Cat least 100 years before the opening of the Revo lutionary war, and was given the name it bore because its waters looked as black as ink, even though the eyes of the beholder were not more than two feet distant from its surface. When dipped out by the cup, pail or barrelful it appeared as clear as crystal, the orig inal coal black appearance being a phe nomenon never satisfactorily accounted for. Black hole, which had stood with its waters at a uniform level for two cen turies of white man's history (during which time the water line had never iv the least beeu affected by flood or drought), suddenly disappeared. One Varner, who lives on the Slitlington farm, was the first to discover and an nounce what was considered a neighbor hood calamity. He had gone to salt the j cattle which usually congregated in the shade around the brink of the pool, aud was amazingly astonished to find that the old "bottomless well" had suddenly become a thing of the past. Its waters had been mysteriously drained, and its sides had fallen in.—St. Louis Republic. The Different Hodge Plants. Prospective planters of hedges may be assisted iv making a decision by the tollowing from Country Gentleman, Whether the hedge be for ornament or with a view of forming a farm inclosure: "The selection must vary with locality, Borne succeeding well in one place and not in others. Where there is a good natural or artificial drainage and the winters aro not too severe the osage orange is quite successful. In other places the honey locust does well, pro- Tided it is well cut back at the right time of year. The privet has a hand some natural liedgy growth, but is apt to die out in patches. The buckthorn is a hardy, thick grower, requiring less cutting back than some others, and when two or three burb wires are stretched lengthwise through its center while growing it becomes an efficient barrier. The barberry makes a beauti ful hedge with little cutting and forms a good barrier with the barb wire cen ter. Beautiful evergreen hedges are made of Norway spruce or hemlook, ptrengthened with wire in the same | Way. The arbor vitse, or white cedar, has been much used, but will not bear us own shade without becoming too thm in foliage. A Curious lrisii Tradition. Ireland is a couutry rich in traditions, and in places every inch of the ground has its queer hislory and some quaint fbory attached to it. For instance, not far from Belfast there is a romantic old well in a curious hollow of the hills galled Barnas gap. The well is known Its Barnas well and is filled at the bottom With white stones, the heather around Sing covered with pieces of rags. Close, 5, is a large mound composed of stones, Which is said to cover tho bones of a holy friar long sinco dead. Every visitor to the well, appears to make it a practice of adding a stone to the heap already there, put for what reason it is impossible to Bay.—Million. A New Potato Food. A new substance called torrefied pulp |s being prepared from the potato. Its jtnain use is for feeding cattle, but with boiling water it is said to form a palata ble soup, and can bo made into good lireadstuif when mixed with wheat or rye lour. The potatoes are ground, und the mlp, after being pressed until most of I he water is excluded, is sliced and dri?d In a furnace. The heating procc.,j '.i Continued just loan enough to give * pleas-tut taste to tiio proiluc; with t bonvertiiij; its starch in,.> <'.».>:..:.!:.—J; - 6hanir« From 'Newberg. C. K. Moore & Co., prominent drug gesta of Newberg, Ore., say: "Since our customers have become acquainted with the good qualities of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, we cell but little of any other kind. Chamberlain's medicines all give good satisfaction. For sale by C. F. Heinzeman, 222 N. Main, druggist. We carry every POPULAR STYLE HAT made by JOHN B. STETSON Sc CO., KNOX and other leading manufacturers. *iisa-- MEN'S UNDERWEAR OVERSHIRTS HOSE, Etc. PRICES the; low est (JJndrr Hoif-! Nadeau.) DOES YOUR TAILOR FIT YOU? II DINZIGAR, litsilfli 217 N. Spring. Hunting Zebras. After crossing the usual heated yel low plains, looking for all the world like an expanse of overparched hayfields and dotted here and there with droves of springbok, we outspanned two and so rode back again across the hot, weary plain for camp. We had not long quit ted the forest before wo sighted a good troop of Burohell's zebra, feeding quiet ly. We spivad out in line and rode up to them. The troop, which consisted mostly ot mares with a yearling foal or two, was guarded by an old stallion, who stood sentinel nearest to us with his head up. Presently, turning half round, he gave some sort of signal and the rest of the band galloped briskly off, curveting and capering as they ran. After moving a few hundred yards the troop suddenly wheeled round in line to have a goed look at us again. These tactics of the zebras were dis played in a retreat of same miles, the old stallion always covering the rear, until the troop, outflanked by Dove, shot off to the right and my chance came. I gal loped hard to intercept them, and as they stood for a minute on seeing me in tho line of flight, got a steady shot at 200 yards. The bullet clapped as if on a barn door, and as the troop continued their flight I saw one zebra turn away alone. Presently she stood again. 1 was soon within sixty yards, and with another bullet finished her. She proved to be a tine niaro in beautiful coat, and her head and skin now decorate a room at home.—Longman's Magazine. A Story of Millionaire I.ii lc. James Lick, of San Francisco, was a:i unlovable millionaire, of whom a curious story is told. When a poor youth in Pennsylvania he was rejected by the daughter of a wealthy miller ou account of his poverty. He vowed at that time (hat he would some day build a mill that would far surpass that of his sweet heart's father. Many years later bo kept his vow and constructed at San Jose a mill of highly polished CMifornia wood valued at $200,000. During his lifetime Mr. Lick had few friends and apparently cared for none. He lived plainly and was seen very little in pub lic. The larger part of his fortune was left to charities and public institutions, one notable bequest being the stun of $00,000 for the erection of a statue to Key. the author of the "Star Spangled Banner." While many institutions profited by Mr. Lick's posthumous gifts, his anost famous achievement was the establish ment of the Lick obsorvatory on Mount Hamilton,under the management of the University of California. Mr. LiolfV body was placed in 1887 under tho base of the pier sustaining the great telescope. —New York World. The Value of Thought. It is hardly necessary to say that all men need to "swing" the moral compass from time to time aud to take tlir.'ii- Bearings iv the sea of life. The advice is as true aa it is conventional. Upon the use of thinking for such purpose.* we shall not, then, dwell. Wemay, how ever, point out, as n means of strong! h ening and invigorating the mind in a secular and worldly stmse. tho habit of thinking is of the greatest possible value, The minds of those who dread think ing, as if it were a penance, become like the bodies of those fed solely on spoon meat —soft and unable to stand the slightest strain. Reading, as one or dinarily reads, is like swallowing pap; thinking, like eating solid food. Tic man who trains his luentnl powers by meditation and by following outlines $ thought obtains an intellectual instru ment a hundred times more powerful than he who is content never to think seriously and consecutively.—London Spectator. MHpb' N«irv« ami I.ltt Pl)l«. ,4et on a n*.w principle—remitting th»- liver, snd bowels ihronsh tbe neives. A BBW discovery, br Miles' pills speedily cure bMoiUDcss b«/i taste, tnrpld liver, piles, con >><rstion. Un qualid for men, women and childre*i. ► msllest, mildest, surest! 60 do»fts 25 tents Snnip es free, C H. Hancc, 177 North hprlng_. W Wallpaper. 237 8. opting, samples sent. Htm :.- urn 18t<6.-—- Vft. IjULUIVO vmhtheLos Aug..lcs.iptio»i Insti'.Ui, 138 south Spring Hi eet. l.os A; aelea Byes examine.) free. Artificial . yes inserted. Lemes Rrour,'-'. »o order on premises OrcullMt* pr.-«crlp:irn« pi cIIt flllmr. B-A6U kridgx woiik. DENTIST BET OF TEETH, 8)7 TO BJO. DR. I i!"FORD, 118 S. Spring St, Los Angeles Hours 8 ».m to 5:30 p.m. CMP~Consuitntlorj free 0-28 (sra J. Id. Griffith, tits. H. G. Stevenson, V. tie*. 1. *. Nichols. Bcc'y anC. Tr< as. K. L. Cuandier, Bn] erimendent J. K. GRIFFITH COWAN'S, LUMBER DEALERS And Manufacturers of DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, STAIRS. Mill Work of Every Description. 834 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles. jul tf Kerekhoff-Cuzner MILL AND LUMBER COMPANY WHOLBBAIJE AND BET AIL Slain Office: LOS ANGrELES. Wholesale Yard, at SAN PEDRO. Branch Yards—Pomona, Pasadena, Lamanda Aznsa, Burbank. Planing Mills—Los Angeles and Pomona. Careoes furnished to order. THE STANDARD BRED &TALMON DICK RICHMOND, —17640. J»ce Record, 18-9S,— will stand for public service be reason of 1«93«t onr faini, Los Nicio>, ( al. Terms: 830.00 cat h, or appro v ed ante, at time of service. All mans bred by the*eason, with usua return privilege. All mares at ownti'srisk, as we will noi be responsible for aci ideLK or es capes. Good pasturage or fed bay If desired at reatonable terms. SaNCHEK BROS., OwLera. d&jv 1-1 2m I. T". martTn FURNITURE MH\f~ Prices low for cash, or will sell on stallments. Tel. 984. P. O box 921. 451 SOUTH SPRING ST. WAGON MATERIAL, BARD WOODS, IRON, STEEI Horseshoes and Nails, Blacksmith's Coal, Tools, Etc. JOHN WIGMOKE, 117. 119 and 121 Bonth l.os A steles Brrecc TN IHE BCPKBIOR COURT OF THE 1 county of Los Angeles, stale of California. In the matter of the application of the Los Aiinoles iLfltmury, a corporation, to sell real cstae. Notice is hereby tiven that the above named corporation lias this day presented and flltd in tliu supeiior c.i.uri. of De county of Los Ange- Its, s;alHot OeUlotnla, its petliion in writing duly voiitkd, praying lor an oider and decee Oi said coun autfcoriziuk It to sdl that reitaln piecj or pavcel of land, sllu ite ia the county of l.os Angeles, state of California, bounded aud described as follows, to wit: All that certain lor, niece nrpwcelcf land, lying and being in the count? of l.os Angeles, state pi Calilornlu, mere particulars described a» follows fo wit: The NW!4 of lot L, of the Temple Jk Gibson tract, in the San Pedro rancho containing 8* acres of land, more or lets, as per man of B»id tract msde by George Hansen in 18tJ7, being the same land eouveved b> . V* 0 ! anrt w,fß to Philip Bates and Wl c by deed dated .May 22. 1879. and recorded «> booj Ob of deeds of Los Augeles county, page 41,, tog»thtr with the improvement*, tenements cud Ik redita • entg. Reference is here made io said petition on file iv said superior court for further partiou lars. Notice is >>ereb- further given that said pe tliion 1. set for hearing on Wednesday, tke 18th day oi Jai.ua \, J893, at ten o'clock a. m of said day..ar, iho couit rcom ol this court, department 3 thereof, in the city ot Los Ange les, county of Los Angeles, eta'e of California, at which irae and place ail persons interested may appearand make obitctiuns tothegrant inii of sain petitioa. WltDess my haud and the seal of sad court this 11th day of January, in the yesr of omr Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety three. [ seal of court. ] T. H. WARD, Clerk By A. W. Seavkr, Deputy. Bicknell & Tjusk. att. rneys for petitioner 13