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MONDAY DEC 7, 1874.
Tickets. In order to accommodate the people and enable voters to supply them selves with ballots before going to the polls, we this morning Issue fifteen hundred copies of the Hr.RAI.D-Extra, in each of which are folded three bal lots—all the straight People's Ticket. As far as It could be done, the ballots are delivered in the proper tffttrds; but as some errors In this respect will nec essarily oomir, we suggest to all voters to closely examine their ballots and see that they are for their respective wards. A Trick of the Ring. Citizens, look well to your tickets. Bc»n them closely. We have been shown a ticket, of which we are told thousands are printed, on which the name of "P. Peaudry" appears for Mayor. This is intended to deceive the friends of Mr. Beaudry and cause them to lose their vote by using a bal lot that will be thrown out. The ring managers must be reduced to the low est extremes when they will stoop to a trick so contemptible as this. The Code makes the intentional misprint ing of a candidate's name a misde meanor, and theofflce doing this dirty work for the ring will have an oppor tunity of answering to the law for its smartness and venality. Voters, Beware. We are informe d that a number of different kinds of frauds on the Peo ple's Ticket are in the hands of the ring wire-pullers. One of these is the entire ring ticket for Councilmen, with the name of P. Beaudry on the top. This ticket has been issued by the ring in the hope of deceiving a sufficient number of voters to secure the election of their Councilmen. They have no hope of defeating Mr. Beaudry, and are using his name to carry in their Councilmen. The ene mies of Mr. Carrii.i.o have had printed a large number of the People's Ticket, on which the name of one of the other candidates appear for Mar shal. These tickets are all spurious. None of the candidates on the People's Ticket nor their friends have printed any but the straight ticket. Voters, examine your tickets closely. How Terrible Now. The Express is trying io injure Mr. Beaudry' through the fact that he was President of tbe Los Angeles Water Company the first year of its existence. If the disgrace of being connected with monopoly hangs to a man so long, what an odor the Express must be In that is owned by the Water Company now. When Mr. Beaudry' was a member of the Water Company the corporation paid the city $1,500 per year, hut as soon as he left it the sum was cut down to 400 per year—a loss of many thousand dollars to the tax-payers. Insult to the Germans. A few weeks ago the Express offered a direct insult to our German born cit zens by announcing it as his opinion that the Chinese tongue was more useful in -this country than the Ger man language. Yet that paper now adds insult to injury by beseeching our German born fellow-citizens to vote for Mr. Tiffany; or, if they cannot do that, then to vote for Sabichi. All for Beaudry. The Star says a vote for Tiffany is a vote thrown away; that the contest for Mayor is between Beaudry and Sabichi. The Express says Sabichi is neither smart nor honest. If we accept the conclusions of these two papers, both working in the interest of the ring, about the ring candidates, Mr. Beaudry' is the only candidate for whom tbe people can vote. Beaudry All the Time. The Express says the contest is be tween Beaudry and Tiffany and a vote for Sabichi is a vote thrown away. The Star says the contest is between Beaudry and Sabichi, and a vote for Tiffany is a vote thrown away. Both papers are right and both wrong. Beaudry' is the peo ple's candidate and a vote for either Sabichi or Tiffany is a vote thrown away. Its Animus. To illustrate how bitter and deep is <the ring's hatred of the People's Ticket, we may mention that the Ex press refused to print the names of the candidates as an advertisement. The "Express" and Monopolies. The Express hns passed through a terribk? ordeal the last few weeks. The little traitor complains bitterly of being "on a straight twixt two." Its circumstances were not more trying than that which it lias passed through during this campaign. The poor thing wilted in the tight squeeze until it is a mere nothing. It occupied the position of trying to stand between the grinding monopolies and its can didate and make the outside voters believe they were separate and dis tinct. One day it would abuse Mr. Beaudry and praise the water mo nopoly; next day it would abuse Mr. Beaudry and bolster up its candidate; tho next praise its candidate and make a feeble fling at the water monopoly. But it is too thin. The people sec all through it,and have had many hearty laughs, and will annihilate it on Mon day. The Roberts Libel. The ring's Evening Hireling again reverts to its Roberts libel. After the Herald exposed the game of Chapman and Roberts to force money from Mr. Beaudry, the Ex press had nothing to say about its " poor sick man " for several days, but last evening it returned to its black mailing scheme. Roberts tried the card business, but his statement showed so plainly that the whole pur pose for which Chapman gave him a deed to property lie did not own was to blackmail Mr. Beaudry that the Express people advised him to write no more, alleging that they could out lie him. Roberts' threat to Mr. Beaudry that if he did not come to his terms he would " use his influence against him in the election," tells the whole story: give me money or I will get the Express to publish a lie about you. Councilmen. While there may be, and doubtless are, other good men running for Councilmen,those whose name appear on the People's Ticket, headed by Mr. Beaudry for Mayor, are gentlemen about whose honesty of purpose and fidelity to the people there can be no question. If you vote for the Council men on the People's Ticket you will have a Council that will see that the law is enforced requiring the appoint ment of a Board of Water Commis sioners, which will be thousands of dollars saved to the consumers of water. Vote the People's Ticket and you break up the old monopoly ring that lias so long liau everyimng tneir own way in this city. Lot the people govern awhile. We are not prosper ing as we should under the reign of the ring. "The Watered Press." Every voter in Los Angeles should read a communication which we print this morning under the caption of "The Watered Press." It speaks volumes to our people. It uncovers the springs which impel the ring press to the vehement assailment of Mr. Beaudry, and explains who prompts the libeling of an old and highly es teemed citizen, as well as points with unerring certainty to the tools used in slandering the character of a gentle man whose on!> fault is that he stands between the people and oppressive and exajting monopolies. " The Watered Press " is known to the people and its influence is nothing. Effect of Its Slanders. Yesterday a prominent manager of the ring was heard to say that the libels and slanders of the Express had added three hundred to the support of Mr. Beaudry. This is probably un derstating the fact. All good citizens will to-day place their seal of condem nation on tho libels and slanders that have been heaped upon one of their citizens. Unless this habit of malign ing and traducing private character is rebuked, worthy and respectable citi zens will not in future consent to serve the people as public officers. Bernard Tangles Up. Through a sort of vague conscious ness that it is no longer worth while for it to repeat the Bernard slander, the Express now gives the statement as coming from Bernard himself. If, after denying that he ever owned a lot, then having the record prove that he had sold, it to Bishop Amat and afterward sold it to Mr. Beaudry, any statement that this man Bernard will make receives the slightest credit it will be among such parties as the Express represents—people who have taught themselves t» believe anything against Mr. Beaudry. They Admit Defeat. All day yesterday the .Sabichi men were busy drawing their secret made bets that Beaudry would be defeated. They give up the fight and acknowl edge among themselves that Mr. Beaudry is the popular candidate. Beandry and Sabichi. It is well understood that Mr. Sabi chi, If fleeted, will bo a mere piece of wax in the hands of tho wacer sharps. He has given a proof of this in the re port of tho Committee on Zanjas, of which he is a member pro tern., when on the 19th ult. lv- reported in favor of granting to this monopoly, without coiu/itiovs. the privilege of building a flume four feet high and five feet wide across private property*, greatly to its damage; also in favor of granting per mission to close three streets, ll is equally apparent that the organ of Mr. Til'FAtlY has for several days been making overtures lo tho Water Com pany for the support of the monopoly. In fact, it would be jus; a*well to eaecl the Water Company Mayor as either Sabichi or Tiffany. The absurb ut tempt of the hired presses of the mo nopoly to injure the reputation of Mr. Beaudry by slander and vituperation has fallen harmless at his feet. He has been a well known and honest cit izen in Los Angeles for twenty-two years, and no one ever breathed a word against him until tile monopoly set their pack upon him. He has been an active aud useful business man and few men present a fairer record. One thing is certain: his interests are the interests of tbe city, while the inter ests of the monopoly and their candi dates are opposed to tho public welfare and the growth and prosperity of Los Angeles. Facts for the People. It is well known that the Water Company claims to have a capital of §200,000, paid up, aud yet refuse to pay taxes for the support of the city gov ernment. Yet they are now begging the Council to grant them another lot for a reservoir—which they do not need and could not occupy, except at the risk of flooding the business por tion of the city, besides closing three streets. If the Water Company ticket Is elected, we shall have no regulation of tho rates of water by Commission ers appointed according to law. Their war upon Mr. Beaudry is prompted by the fact that he has a system of his own for furnishing cheap water to the citizens of Los Angeles and tho com pany see that if he is elected, without any expense to the city, their own monopoly will bo broken down and they will not be able to compel the citizens to purchase their water at famine prices. They desire, by tho election of a servile city government to break down competition and con tinue their oppressive monopoly. Los Angeles Taxes and the Water Monopoly. It is notorious that one of the strong est objections with strangers to immi gration to this county is the enor mous rate of taxation and the heavy weight of our city and county debt amounting to more than half a million of dollars. It is equally well known that there is nothing to show for this, or next to nothing. This burden has been created by a ring of about half a dozen speculators who are at present merged into the Los Angeles City Water Company. They seek to elect and control the city government for the purpose of ena bling them to perpetuate their schemes of taxing tho people of the city for the private emolument of the ring. To mention one of their schemes of public plunder: In 1869 the City Fa thers, as they are called, ordered a sewer built of 300 feet in length on Commercial street. The contract price was $4,500 in gold. The City Council, without any authority of law, issued and sold $27,000 in script to raise this gold—well knowing they had no right to issue script for less than its face. Thus in various in stances has the debt of tho city been created and illegally augmented. It is well known that this scrip was pur chased by some friends of the leading members of the Council and who are now prominent members of the Water Company. The Grand Jury of the county of whom Mr. Beaudry was foreman in dicted some of the City Council for this job. There was :v verdict of con viction by a jury but the defendants es caped by a technicality on appeal to the Supreme Court. It should also Le remembered that the City Council released the Water Company from the payment ot about $29,000 due the city on account of rent, the only consideration for which was the removal of the box or the plaza, which was placed there in violation of law. These are onjy specimens of the schemes of the ring. Resident. Beware of the "Express." The autenticity and correctness of a chapter from the Bible would be doubted in this community if it ap peared in the Express, but as that sheet will get out this morning or early in the day with a tissue of false hoods. Wo warn voters to beware of it. It lies for tho very lust of lying and -the ring's money. Another Ring Dodge. Yesterday evening Mr. SABIOHI is sued a little poster in which he inti mates that Mr. Bkaudry has made a combination with the Water and Gas Companies. Tills is false and is a trick, of the ring, ft is too bald to de ceive any one. Final Suggestion. Willi this morning's issue of the 1 i BRA US wo make our final suggestion to the people of Los Angeles as to whom they should place In the May or's chair. From the opening of tho campaign, which has been rather a long one for a municipal election, the Herald htm espoused and advocated What it conscienoiously believes to be the cause of the people. In doing this, it has attacketl no man's private char acter and made no statements other than those it has believed, ami yet be lieves to be strictly true. When we have mentioned individual candidates by name it has been to call attention to their public or official record. .We have charged that Mr. Tiffany has permitted himsetf to be made use of by the ring to divert votes from Mr. BEAUDRY which they could not se cure for Mr. Sabichi, and the charge is substantiated by Mr. Tiffany him self in remaining a candidate while admitting that he did not expect to be elected. We have charged that if Mr. Tiffany; should be elected he would act with the Water Company and against the interests of the peo ple, and he sustained that charge, when he as foreman of the Grand Jury, went out of his line of duty to visit and whitewash the reservoir of tho company for the sole purpose of strengthening tho company's libel suit against tho Hf.rald. The cor rectness of these charges are so patent that Mr. Tiffany has never attempt ed to deny them through the columns of his own paper. In preferring these charges against Mr. Tiffany our pur pose was not to attack him as a pri vate citizen, but to show that he is under influences and bound by ties which will prevent his equitable per formance of the duties he would bo called upon to discharge as Mayor of the city of Los Angeles. The Herald has opposed tho election of Mr. Sa ijiciii on the ground that he was the nominee of a ring who have boasteil that they,and not the people,were the managers and controllers of the mu nicipal affairs of this city. We have made this charge on the ground that the ring have admitted him as their candidate, that he is so recognized and spoken of by all, that they are using their money and influence to se cure his election, and that ho is in nightly conference with tho managers of that ring. We oppose the election of the ring's municipal candidate, be cause with municipal officers they are able to control,the ring will seek their own profit at the expense of the peo ple and the sacrifice of much private t—t—*tt- rru -f "Ati <t<»fv the law re quiring the creation of a Board of Water Commissioners, and there- by maintain the present or still more increased water rates. They will obtain possession of more city property, they will close up public streets, they will destroy a large amount of private property on the side of, and along the base of Fort Hill by erecting a reservoir on the sum mit of that hill; they will secure the unconditional privilege of construct ing a long flume through and over pri vate property, to the serious injury of that property, and they will endeavor to destroy the system of water works which now convey an abundance of water on the high lands on the north west side of the river. More than this the election of Mr. Sabichi will inau gurate a scheme for turning the water from several zanjas now supplying the gardens and vineyards in the western part of the city to the eastern side of the river—a measure calculated to work immense damage to the residents of the western half of the city. For these reasons, and none other, the Herald is opposed to the election of Mr. Sabichi. He will owe his defeat to the fact that he has permitted him self to become the instrument of a ring and not the candidate of the people, and to the pledges he has made to carry out measures for the benefit of a few individuals and to the injury of the masses. Tho Herald advocates the election of Mr. Beaudry because it believes him to be the only candi date who will stand between the peo ple and the aggressions of those who care little how great they may oppress the many so the few are enriched. Of his integrity as a man and worth as a citizen, we are assured by the people of Los Angeles, with whom he has lived and been intinpately associated for the past twenty-two years, and this opinion is endorsed by the very journals that interest is now causing to denounce him for everything that is vile. He is an active, enterprising, liberal, live citizen. He is so closely identified with Los Angeles that her interests are his. No better evidence need be required that Mr. Beaudry is a man of the people, standing Jwith and fighting for them, than that he is opposed by every ring, exclusive fran chise corporation and subsidy schemer in the city. He has by expending his own means greatly enhanced the value of property in this city. He has made extensive improvements, for which neither tho city nor her people have heoji called upon to contribute a dol lar. He is building hpuses, digging streets, irrigating land and furnishing homes for the many, but he is doing it all with his own money. He is known as a man of the strictest hon esty in all his dealings, and ho is doing more to encourage people and capital to locate In Los Angeles than all the special franchise corporations with which Los Angeles is cursed, lie is a progressive man, and, we believe, tbe man of all the candidates now running for Mayor whom the people should elect. Still Another Slander Pinned. The hired slanderer which is just now in the employ of the Water Com pany has had something to say about the case of Stokmf.r, out of which it seeks to injure Mr. Bkaudry. Of course there is nothing in it, except tho falsehoods of tho Express, but as there mny be a few new arrivals who have not learned the venal and un truthful character of that paper, it will be well to state the facts, which are as follows: Of 20 acres lying be tween Second and Fourth streets, and running far enough into the hills to make that number of acres which Mr. Bkaudry had divided into buildiug lots, one tract was deeded hy the city to, Jessie Di Hunter on tbe "th of May, 1855. The other ten-acre tract, in which is the lot of Heli-.nStoemer, was granted by the city to Concha de Lewis on the 19th of February, 1&"S5, and by her and her husband, Henry A. Lewis, conveyed to Henry Han cock, on the 10th of July, 1856. On tho 16th of March, 1867, the Sheriff, T. A. Sanchez, sold the above described ten acres owned by Henry Hancock, at public auction, to satisfy a judg ment in favor of Keller aud against Hancock. Mr. Beaudry, being the highest bidder, was the purchaser. He divided the tract into lots, ami among others sold lot 11, btock 3, to HelenSrpjurKi:,ou thc3utho. March, 1870, for $350, payable iv monthly in stallments oi i-lo each, without in terest, She pjfW $!■"> and I lieu sold some property to Mr. Buauduy for $20, making c 35 in all. Meantime, Major Hancov-k hu>\ squatted on this tract, and Mr. Beaudry instituted suit for possession, winch was decided in his favor. During the pendency of this suit, Mi\ Beaudry had suspended the collection of the installments, but when it was decided in his favor he sent his collector for the money, who was told by Mrs- Stoemer that she had obtained a deed from the city, and claiming that It was her lot, refused to pay further installments. After delaying some time, Mr. Beaudry again sent his collector to her for the installment, with the notification that If she did not desire to pay further in stallments she need not do so, and he would return the money already paid on the surrender of the agreement to sell, which she held. This left her at liberty to keep tbe lot, if she desired to pay for it. The woman sent back her answer that she would not surren der the agreement, would not pay the balance due, and would keep the lot; adding that if Mr! Beaudry wanted the lot, he must pay her for it. After this she was notified that if she per sisted in her effort to defraud Mr. Beaudry out of the lot, he would be compelled to commence proceedings at law against her, which was done. The case was tried before James Lander, Court Commissioner, who rendered judgment in favor of Mr. Beaudry on the 28th of September, 1871. Out of this suit to recover his own prop erty, the slanderer seeks to make Mr. Beaudry guilty of an act almost as mean as some of its own. What the "Express" Said. The readers of the Herald were informed early in the campaign that the main effort of the ring Would be to defeat the people's candidate, Mr. Beaudry. They, of course, have their candidates for Councilmen, but they expect to elect them by electing either Mr. Tiffany or Mr. Sabichi. Mr. Beaudry is the objective point against which is leveled all their heavy guns. They had rather defeat him, and through him the people, than attaiu any other point of the campaign. As a proof of this we may mention that a few days ago a gentle man took a communication to the Ex press reflecting on another candidate, which he asked to have printed. He was told by the Express managers that his request could not be complied with; that it was the sole business of their paper to flgbt Mr. Rraudry; that he was the man tJiey were labor ing to defeat, and that they could not afford to turn their attention from him to any other, man. The defeat of Mr. Beauduy is probably tip-contin gency on wiiiuh tho Exp.-caa is to re ceive a p .it of the pay for tho dirty wetk in which it is now engaged. On Sunday morning in a black smith-shop the Corbett House, Carson City, William D. Ma son was fouml uVa I. He died from intemperance and expo v o, alone and uncared for. The d.ooased was a book-keeper of the State Prison under Singeiiand, and for two years was Journal CTerk of the Senate. He was between forty and fifty years old. That Ticket. As anticipated, the Evening Express hoists the ring ticket and heads its editorial column with an article laud atory of the assumed virtues of the candidates therein named. In that ar ticle we are told that it is "a respecta ble ticket," "an honest ticket," and such like recommendations, all of which are intended to deceive the peo ple into the support of tho ring's chosen instruments and till our mu nicipal offices with men who recog nize the special franchise monopolies that have so long checked the pros perity and blighted the interests of our city, as paramount to the success of the people at large. There is also a clearly defined disposition on the part of the ring and through it on the part of the Express to give the muni pal contest a political aspect, which is something that should not enter into an election where only the improve ment aud prosperity of a city should be the purposo aimed at. At the head of the ring ticket we find the name of Geo. O. Tiffany, a gentleman, who once held the opinion that only those who are willing to swear that everything and every act of the Administration is right, are deserving the name of American citizens. Mr. Tiffany is besides an ex-Federal of ficer, having held the place of Deputy Gauger until the Collector found he was not at all adapted for the busi ness and was compelled to fill his place with another man. Lower down in the ticket we come to the name of A. G. Mappa for City As sessor, another Federal officer whom Collector Sedgwick tried and found anything but a success as a Deputy Collector. This gentleman, we are informed, has long held to the opin ion that a man not willing to support my and every measure of the Admin istration afforded strong presumptive evidence that his honesty is more than questionable. What the ring ex pects to make of those two candidates, neither one of which is remarkable only for thoir strong radical principles, their failure as Federal officers and their probable subservency to the mo nopolies, we do not know, but it is cer tainly trying to elect them. The Maligners of Private Character. The people of Los Angeles owe it to> themselves to place their seal of con demnation on the coarse, slanderous attacks on Mr. Beaudbv's private character by a sheet which is ready to become the venal tool of any man, party or organization for a compensa tion. Having exposed the slanders of the Express so often and showed to the community the object of its at tacks, we deem it unnecesssry to oc cupy the time of our readers in refut ing anything more it may say. Wo feel like offering an apology to our friends for so frequently bringing this subject before them. But we also feel that the interests of the entire city are at stake, and the reflecting part of the community will excuse us for kicking the nuisance out of the way. Mr. Beaudry is an old citizen of Los An geles. He has lived here for nearly a quarter of a century and his private character is so well and so favorably known to all old residents that they naturally look with contempt on those who are base enough to invent and repeat day after day charges which all know are false; that their authors know to be se aud that they were prompted to create and place them in circulation from the basest and most dishonorable motives. The citizens of Los Angeles are shocked at the libel ous attacks made on one of their num ber, and to show their detestation o the course pursued by those who aro opposing Mr. Beaudry, hundreds of citizens will vote for him who until his private character was falsely and maliciously assailed, had not thought of doing so. The people owe it to themselves to brand these vile slan derers, and we believe Monday even ing will show that they have rebuked them and vindicated the character of their fellow-citizen. Pacific Coast Items. Rev. Dr. Jacobus of Alleghany City, Pennsylvania, is visiting Sauta Bar bara for the purpose of recruiting his health. The San Diego Union estimates that by the close of the season the shipments of honey from that county will reach 500,000 pounds. Of comb honey, 350,000 pounds have now been shipped. D. O. Hunt of St. Helena, has just bought frpm Henry McCormickof the same place, a tract of about 1,000 acres of land—principally grazing—iv the hi'lswestof town. The price paid whs $.5,000. The committee of the who have been examining for the best pqipfs pH the Straits of Carquinez for the erection of warelious;?-", aq cording to the Vallejo Chronic'e, se lected South Vallejo as the site for the northern side of the straits. This is what the Vallejo Chronicle has to say about the late races: "The millenial era of honest horse-racing does not appear to have yet dawned. For days before the race there was a casting of shadows before, a murmur of events to come, 'as travelers hear the billows roll before they reach the Bea.' The result was as predicted, to a letter." • !