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THURSDAY APRIL 2, 1874. CITY AND SUBURBS. Judge O'Melveny is again conva lescent and is holding court. The case of the People vs. Banks trial for murder, is to come off in the District Court to-day. Mr. Newmark has just begun the erection of a large double house on Fort street, near Second. It is dull, duller, dullest in our Jus tice Courts. The Justice's agree that this present state of law and order is shocking to a degree beyond measure. Our wool-growers are very eusy about this time shearing their sheep. It is estimated that the yield this year will be greater than that of any pre vious. The Common Council will meet this afternoon at 3 o'clock. It is hoped that the members will be prompt in attendance, as it is desired to get through with the business as early as possible. Don't forget to call at the Herald office on Saturday next to get copies of the weekly to send to your friends East. The papers may be obtained at our office done up and stamped, all ready to put into the mail. The time of sailing for the Senator was postponed from yesterday morn ing until afternoon for the purpose of taking on board a consignment of oranges. The train ut 4 o'clock took a large number of passengers. It will be seen by reference to our court proceedings that the .man Cun ningham who wa» tried for burglariz ing the Dexter saloon sometime since has been found guilty by the jury and sentence will be passed Saturday. As may be seen by reference to our advertising columns, J. P. Burnett will run a through coach to Prescott on or about the eighth of this month. Persons desirous of particular informa tion can find Mr. Burnett at the U. S. Hotel. The "City of Paris" commenced selling at their reduced prices yester day, as per advertisement. This is no humbug, but a genuine reduction; and if you don't believe it, one look at their goods will satisfy you that they are selling unusually cheap. Our suggestion in regard to the or ganization of a Dramatic Club here has met with favor in the eyes of our evening cotemporary. A number of our amateurs nave expressed them selves in favor of the project and now it remains to be seen "VVho moves!" Yesterday an item appeared in our locals in which the word " Mexican " was used without any intentional re reflection on our mauy worthy Mexican citizens. Had we seen it before inser tion the word " Mexican " would have been struck out leaving the matter re ferring, as of right it shonld, to all classes. By reference to our advertising col umns it will be seen that Prof. Fow ler's lecture, which was advertised for last night, has been postponed until Monday evening next. The lecture will be at Turn Verein Hall, com mencing at 8 o'clock; subject, "Phre nology;" admission free. This lecture will be followed by others, with sub jects as noted in advertisement. Look out for the mammoth adver tisement of Messrs. Dotter & Bradley in to-morrow's issue, for they are coming out in a regular crusher. These gentlemen have a head for bus iness, as is shown by their liberal ad vertising, and deserve to be well pat ronized by the citizens of this commu nity. Give them a call and you will be sure of good treatment as well as low prices. To-nght the Templetons will give one of their pleasing entertainments at the Merced Theater. The pro gramme of the evening will consist of the three-act sensational comedy, "Faithful Wives or Still Waters run Deep," and Fay's great specialty "Parepa Rosa." The Templetons are too well known here to need any flam ing notice of their advent, for the peo ple here are always ready and anxious to attend their performances. J. A. Weed, who lives some four and a half miles out of town on the old Santa Barbara road, left in our offlce yesterday some samples of rye and barley grown upon his place. The rye is over seven feet in night and the barley five, and both are well headed out. Mr. Weed tells us that most of the rye on his place is as tall as the sample given us, while the barley is even taller. Those desirous of doing so can see them by calling at our office any time to-day. The balance of the silverware which was stolen from the residence of J. H. Jones a week ago last Sunday was found yesterday morning on a vacant lot on First street, between Main and Los Angeles. Some children who were playing in the Jot accidentally unearthed a napkin ring, and as one other piece had been found in the same locality on Monday last, Officers Har ris and Carpenter were sent for and after some searching unearthed the balance. The articles were perfectly uninjured, and it is supposed they were hidden there only until some op portunity offered itself to dispose of them to good advantage. A very amusing scene occurred yes terday in front of the Court-house. Wells, Fargo & Co. had agreed to take a donkey belonging to Mr. Johnson to San Francisco per express; but as the obstinate animal would not be led to the depot a wagon was backed up to the steps in front of the Court-house, so the critter could walk into it. After trying in vain to get the donkey to walk up the steps, ropes were thrown around him and he was dragged up the steps and into the wagon. When he was finally in the wagon he was made fast on all sides, but he tried to stop the vehicle by pulling on his hitching rope. The Coroner's jury held an inquest over the body of S. Levy yesterday, and returned the following: Los Anoeles, Cal., April 1.1874. We the undersigned jury, duly sum moned and sworn in as such by Car oner M. P. Richardson to examine into the cause of death of S. Levy, after making an investigation to our satis faction, find that deceased, named S Levy, a native of Russia about forty years of age, came to his death in the city of Los Angeles, Cal., on the eve ning of the 31st day of March, A. D. 1874, from rupture of an annurism in the chest. H. Fleishman, L. Harris, L. Steineb, Ycrad Contrahal E. B. Brovvx, J. Tobias. The body was given into the hands of the Hebrew Benevolent Society und by that organization will receive proper funeral rites. The Grangers' Ball. The Grangers' ball last night was in every respect a complete success. Turn Verein Hall being filled with the very elite of our city. The floor, was well filled with dancers, but not so much so as to cause any inconvenient crowding and jostling. As none but persons of known respectability were admitted, there were no unpleasant features to mar the evening's enjoy ment; aud all passed off quietly and in the very best of order. The ar rangements made were very complete and showed that the Grangers know bow to get up a high-toned ball as well as to light monopolies. The members of the various committees on duty did all in their power to give satisfaction to all present, and great credit is due them for their untiring efforts to make it as pleasant as'pos sible for all present. The fair ones present were all tastefully dressed and lacked that flaming gaudiness that too often is seen in our ball-rooms. Fi nancially the affair must have been much of a success, as there were enough present to more than insure expenses. The music was furnished by Desmond's string band, and seemed to give satisfaction to all who "trip ped the light fantastic" to it. Taking it all together, the whole affair passed off very pleasantly, and the Grangers can feel satisfied that they have got ten up the best ball that we have had in our city for a long time. A Million Dollars in Fees. The law firm of Webster & Craig is said to have received the largest sum ever paid lor legal services. Custom- House officers say they realized a princely fortune from the Government by their settlement of the silk ribbon cases. The profits are estimated as high as $1,000,000. The money was disbursed to them at the Auditor's of fice in the Custom-House within the last few weeks. They had powers of attorney from nearly all the silk rib bon importers in the country to sue the United States to recover back duties which they alleged had been unjustly imposed on their goods. The first suits were begun seven years ago. They dragged along accumulating in number until over $2,000,000 was re presented by them in principal and in terest. The question involved was whether ribbons, in which the chief value was silk, should be appraised at forty or sixty per cent. The revenue officers interpreted the tariff'in favor of the higher rate, which the importers paid under protest. They contended that the ribbons were exempted from duty as silk, because they had a single thread of cotton along the edges, and that they could only be taxed under the tariffas silk and cotton, chief value silk. Experts testified for the Govern ment that the cotton selvige was intro duced into the ribbons to prevent their unravelling and that they could be sold for better prices with it than without it. There have been several conflicting decisions in the Federal Courts on the question, some being for the Government and others against it. After the last trial several months ago, Webster & Craig went before Sec retary Richardson who directed that the Treasury should refund the con tested duties with interest. His de cision has called forth much adverse comment in revenue circles. Well in formed revenue officers mention a sin gular circumstance in speaking of it, that nearly all the revenue complica tions of any magnitude that have oc curred in the last five years have been settled by the Treasnry officers inde pendendent of the courts.—[New York Sun, March 20th. Fitting and Truthful. The following biblical quotations were read at the f»:neralof Charles Sumner, in addition to the regular Episcopal service. They are remark able for their eminent fltness, and shall we add to the sad fact that to but very few liv:ng members of the United States Senate can they be truthfully applied: Speak unto the children of Israel and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof. Is not the fact that I have chosen to loosen the bauds of wickedness, to un do the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke. Because I delivered the poor that cried and the fatherless aud him that had none to help him, the blessing of him tha"; was ready to perish came upon me. I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers. I have hated tbe congregation of evil doers, and will not sit with the wicked. I will wash my hands in innocence. Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men in whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes. And now be bold. lam gray-haired and have walked before you from my childhood until this day. Behold, here I am, witness against me before the Lord and before his annointed. Whose ox have I taken, or whose ass have I taken ? or whom have I de frauded ? or whom have I oppressed ? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? A Queer Religious Sect. The Chicago Tribune contains the following: "Scattered all through portions of Southern Colorado and New Mexico and extending even into Arizona and Utah, are members of a queer religious sect called Penitentes. These fellows act upon the theory that all moral sins no matter how hideous can be atoned by physical suffering; and accordingly at certain seasons of the year, generally in the Fall, they castigate themselves into a condition of godliness and then commence the battle of life anew. In Colorado and New Mexico the order numbers 10,000 souls, who are all under the control of and yield implicit obedience to the High Priest, Komeo Miguel, who re side* at Taos. Tradition avers that Miguel is a direct descendant of Mon tezuma; and such is the faith reposed in him and so strong the conviction of his divine origin that many of his 10,000 ignorant subjects would gladly immolate himself upon the altar if told that Miguel desired it. He lives in great state at Taos; is surrounded by a numerous retinue of servants and humble peons, and religiously exacts one-third of whatever is produced by his subjects, no matter whether it be grain, wood, gold or silver. A neglect or refusal to comply with this ordi nance subjects the offender to excom munication at least, and in aggravated cases to death. The voice of New York is moat em phatically against further inflation. A memorial was presented in the House of Representatives, signed by hundreds of our beat merchants, bank ers and others—representing a business capital of nearly $500,000,000—protest ing against anincreaseof irredeemable currency. Transplanting Trees. The transplantation of trees and shrubs is of so much importance and yet so little understood, that anything that throws light on the subject is worthy of attention. We therefore give the following as an item of inter est to all who desire information on the subject: "Vegetable life depeads as much on vital functions for its pres ervation as animal lite. But the way trees are treated ordinarily, in their removals from one location to another, indicates a very limited knowledge of physiological laws. Plants repose at night like higher organizations, wak ing in the sunlight of morning, invig orated and refreshed. Through the long, tedious months of Winter they sleep profoundly. While the leaves are green and vigorously performing a series of labors, preparations are made for a coming season of cold, ice, snow and other influences which re duce the vital force to the lowest point without destroying it. That is the best time in the life of a tree for trans planting it. That business is admira bly managed in France. They don't think of waiting for a mere stick to grow into a broad spreading tree. No, they seleotsplendidly developed trees, with waving branches, and place them where their grand appearance will be admired. Iv the squares of New York the park commissioners are now pur suing the only proper and only prom ising plan of success by bringing in from the country well-grown trees, dug up out of the frozen ground, with all the roots covered with two or three' feet of earth in which they grew. Being set out in their new positions, the cardinal bearings being the same, in the Spring they will rise up like refreshed laborers, and bud and bloom as they did before. That is the truo system. It may be accomplished at any period if the roots are never in jured or exposed, but clothed thickly and securely with their own attached soil. Never cut off a limb or twig till they have a secure foothold. Leaves are the breathing organs of trees. Most persons make a fatal mistake in trim ming trees when transplanted. They die because they cannot breathe, oxy gen being thrown off and carbon ab sorbed from the atmosphere. —[Scien- tific American. A Historic Gun. By the direction of Congress the Secretary of War is to deliver to the authorities of Rhode Island a gun with which Battery B, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery fought at Gettysburg. It is to be placed in the custody of the veteran association of that battery. Its history is thus detailed by the Providence Journal : " The gun did good service in various battles, but its usefulness was cut short on the third day of the battle of Get tysburg where the battery was actively engaged, in the following manner: It was being loaded. No. 2 man, Al fred G. Gardner, of Middletown, had placed the cartridge in the muzzle of the gun and stepped back, and No. 1, vVm. Jones, of Boston, had stepped one pace forward with the rammer to drive the cartridge home. Just at this moment a solid shot from the enemy's battery cut one of the men in two, struck the muzzle of tbe gun in such a manner as to fasten the shot there Eermanently, and glancing struck and i 1 led the other man. One of the other men belonging to the battery seeing the condition of affairs, at once attempted to drive the charge in with an ax Tout failed, so firmly was it fast ened there. It was found that it could not be removed, or if it were the gun would be spoiled for use; so the gun was sent to West Point and afterwards to be kept as a relic of war. Mow, in pursuance of this act it is to be trans ferred to Rhode Island, where it rightly belongs. It is the Intention of Battery B Association to have a grand demonstration in its horror upon its arrival in Rhode Island, in the course of a couple of months." A Vermonter who four years ago caught the smallpox and kindly gave to his neighbors as much of it as he could spare, is now being sued by them for damages. AMUSEMENTS. MERCED THEATER. Great Fashionable Attraction ! Gala Performance Renewed Three Nights Only! Return, by request, after a most fluttering, and successful season at Han Diego and San Bernardino, of tbe favorite STAR ALLIANCE FAY TEMPLETON, ALICE VANE, JOHN TEMPLETON ISABEL VANE, AND STAR COMPANY. Thursday Evening April 2d. First time of the new three act London sen sational comedy aud ladies' fuvoritc play, Faithful Wives : OR STILL WATERS RUN DEEP. In which the Vane sisters, John Templeton and the entire company will appear. Con cluding, by request, with Fay Templeton's Specialty, PAREPA ROSA. In which May the "Fay" will Introduce act ing, scenes, Imitations, songs, etc. Friday evening, EAST LYNNE. Saturday afternoon, ONLY MATINEE. Saturday evening, GRAND FAREWELL PERFORMANCE. POPI'LaB PRICES: DreiS Circle „.. 11 00 Harquette .. 50 Private Boxes S 00 Seats can be secured at the Theater wlth out extra charge. mar.tl-td PROF. O. S. FOWLER WILL LECTURE AT TURN VEREIN HALL, As follows; MONDAY EVENING, at S o'clock "PHRENOLOGY." AdmUslou Free. TUESDAY-" LOVE ANB MARRIAGE." WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY AF< TERNOONS, at ii o'elock-To Ladies— "FEMALE HEALTH and BEAUTY." WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY EVEN. INGS-To Gentlemen — "MANHOOD AND WOMANHOOD." Admlsslen SO Course Ticket.. v 91 00 Phrenological Consultations AT tub PICO HOUSE, As to Health, Self Culture, Beat Business, Marriage, etc., till Sunday nlgbt only. apa-dAwtf , - >*~ , U ~« • * ' CITY OF PARIS! 51 and 53 Main St., LOS ANGELES, AM) AFTER MONDAY, MARCH 30th, We will cell Goodn aa followi: 4x4 Bleached Cotton, White Rock, at IS l-tr. per yard. 4x4 Bleached Cotton, I.ouedale, at 12 I-*e. par yard. 4x4 Bleached Cotton. Frill Of the Loom, at is S-ac. per yard. 10x4 Bleached Cotton, at 87 l-2e. per yard. 4x4 Brown Cotton, Cabot A, at 12 l-2e. per yard. 7xft Broun Cotton, at Se. per yard. 7xS Brown Drill, at 12 l-2e. per yard. 1000 Pieces Assorted American Prints, at 10c. per yard, Warranted Fait Colore. 250 FRENCH CORSETS, at 73c. a Pair, 150 SUPERIOR CORNETS, at 81 a Pair. ALSO, AT REDUCED PRICES 25 Pieces Assorted BLACK SILKS, at (rasa f 1 29 to S3 per yard. ALSO, AN ENTIRE INVOICE — OF — NEW STYLE SPRING GOODS, Just received from tho Eaet and Europe, whleli we offer at EXTREMELY LOW FIGURES. EVCEME MEYKB * CO., air* lm Jfcuecjkeori to F. I arard A Co, New Innovation! WE NOW BUY MOST OF Our IN CHICAGO, And get a better article than ever offered here before, on account of low freights havo made an .Immense Xtedilation in Prices. DOTTER & BRADLEY, (SUCCESSORS TO POTTER <fe LORD,) NO. 86 MAIN STREET, Agents for Crover & Baker's New Machine. CARPETS. OILCLOTHS, MATTIAO, WE WILL SELL Carpets, Matting, Oil Cloths, and anything else pertaining to the Trade, At Less Rates than any other parties in this city. A new selection of samples of TAPESTRY AND BODY BRUSSELS CARPETS, FOR THE FALL TRADE, •riTKT RECEIVKII. Tapestries Cut and Made to Order. SIDNEY LACEY, WITH POTTER & BRAPLEY, No. 88 Main Street. Sign of the Big Red Rocker, 86 Main Street, Los Angeles. HARPER & LONG, WHOLESALE ANO RETAIL DEALERS IN Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware, FORCE AND LIFT PUMPS, COOKING AND HEATING STOVES. HARPER & LONG KEEP THE LARGEST STOCK lIV EOS ANGELES OF THE MOST VARIED GOODS EVERY KIND OF Household. Furniture, i !Kitehen Furniture, ieulturnl Implements. PLUMBING, ROOFING GAS FITTING AND JOBBING OF ALL KINDS PROMPTLY ANO NEATLY EXECUTED AT LOW RATES. Remember tli« A<l<lre»»: HARPER Ac . NO. 1 MAIN STREET, (Downey's Block) I.OS ANfIEI.ES. GREAT REDUCTION .— m — LTTHVC be b a m m •T. O. JACKSON, Corner of Alameda and First Streets, SELLS Rough Oregon and Redwood at $32 50 per M feet. Surfaced and Tongued and Groved Oregon... 42 50 " " Surfaced and Tongued and Groved Redwood .42 50 " " . ALSO, DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, POSTS, SHINGLES, LATHS, Redwood ShaKes, Plaster Paris, Cement and Hair. febStf W. W. ROBINSON, Affent. ________ GRIFFITH, LYNCH & CO., LUMBER DEALERS. Corner of Alameda unci Eirist Street*. DEALERS IN MERCHANTABLE LUMBER at $32 50 per M feet SURFACED LUMBER at 42 50 " " " FLOORING at 42 50 " " " AND CONSTANTLY KEEP ON HAND Doors, Windows, Blinds, Posts, Shingles, ____T__S, SHAKES, HAIB, ■wrt-w* PLASTER PARIS* ETC." ETC. THE HERALD J O 13 PRINTINO OFFICE SPRING STREET, OPPOSITE THE COURT HOUSE, LOS ANGELES. npHE attention of the business com* JL munity of Los Angeles city and County is Invited to the facilities ot this office for cxc outing every description of BOOK m JOB PRINTING Fully alive to the inferior manner In Which a great part of the Job Printing in Southern California has hitherto been executed, the proprietor! of this establishment have deter mined to institute Bj new order of things in this business. A NEW POWER PRESS, (the first to reach this far SOUth o:\ the i'acillc Coast), capable of printing n LARGE SHEET POSTER, either plain or in colon,is already running, and driven by STEAM POWER, which is also attached to their new nnd ELEGANT «jTo!> 1 *rc»ss-ios. The facilities for turning out work will thus be equal to most and superior to many ollieo In San Francisco. A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OF NIS W T A _P XQ AND MATERIAL, of the most modern designs and approved Eastern manufacture, has been selected. And it Is intended so to equip nnd furnish this de partment with THE BEST PRESSES, THE FINEST TYPE, AND THE MOST MODERN APPLIANCES, AS TO MAKE THE HERALD JOB OFFICE THE MOST COMPLETE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. They hay* engaged as foreman of this de partment, one of the most experienced Hook and Job Printers In the country; and the presses will be superintended by a Skilled Pressman from one of the largest offices in New England. PAMPHLETS Will he printed from New Type, and tho greatest care exercised to lusure accuracy an freedom from typographical errors. POSTERS St HANDBILLS Plain or In colors, executed at very short no tice and displayed In the best manner. BUSINESS CARDS. CIRCULARS, STATEMENTS, B ' LL EADS LETTER HEADS, BALL CARDS WEDDING CARDS, VISITING CARDS, INVITATIONS, ETC. Of this class of work wo shall make n spe cialty, nnd intend that nothing of tho kind shall equal us In this section. BANK CHECKS, DRAFTS, NOTES, DEPOSIT CHECKS BOOK HEADINGS, STOCK CERTIFICATES HTC. Printed in a superior manner, on plain writ ing paper, or on Bond and Bank Note Paper in black or colors. S__OW CARDS IK iiOl.lt AND COLORS. We shall Day particular attention to BRIEFS, TRANSCRIPTS, ABSTRACTS, ETC., Which will be printed In the Old St vie Type now so universally In favor, and which we have procured specially for this class of work. We shall also be provided lur the printing of LEGAL BLANKS, OFFICIAL FORMS ANO DOCUMENTS. CATALOGUES, PROGRAMMES, BILLS OF FARE, TICKETS, LABELS, TAGS, AH» KTSKT YAXIKTT OF GENERALJOB PRINTING PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL. HERALD Job Printing House. LOS ANGELES.