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MONDAY DEC. 7, IST!
Local Intelligence. Beware of bogus tickets. Now comes tbe tug of war. Go to the polls ami vote early. The Supervisors hold their regular monthly session to-day. The Orizaba sails for Santa Barbara and San Francisco to-day. The Wm. Taber sailed for San Fran cisco yesterday. Yesterday was as warm and sunny as mid-summer. Gov. A. P. K. Saffbrd of Arizona is stepping at the Pico House. The funeral of Mr. J. M. Smalley took place from the Episcopal Church yesterday afternoon, and was well at tended. According to tho provisions of the Political Code, the polls will be opened at one hour after sunrise to-day and kept open until sunset. Let every man who has a vote uso it to-day, and let him vote for the over throw of all monopolies, cliques and rings. The funeral services of A. A. Frazor occurred at 2 o'clock yesterday after noon, under the auspices of the Ma eon !c fraternity. The deceased was a member of the Order sojourning in our city. Los Angeles will hold a regiment of badly disappointed men to-night. Let them remember that the pony stage starts up Salt River early to-morrow morning. The streets presented an unusual scene of activity yesterday. Politi ticians were driving the last spikes in their platforms, before tho linal ad justment of municipal matters, and anxiety sat brooding on the counte nances of many. The Sunday School Concert at tho Fort Street Methodist Church passed ofiiast night with the success which usually attends those pleasant affairs. There was a good attendance. The music, tbe efforts of the little ones in recitations, songs, etc., as well as the parts taken by the older members of the school formed a most agreeable entertainment. Pleasure seekers should bear in mind that the Florence Kent troupe make their second debut in our city to-night. The play to b« presented is not an nounced, but we are assured that there will be "fun, fun, fuu!" Miss Florence Kent is one of the most pop ular actresses on the coast and she is supported by a talented troupe, so (hat we may expect a tirst-class perform ance in every respect. After a hard day's political lighting, politicians can drop in at Merced Theatre and " quaff this kind nepenthe " greatly to their good. All should attend to-night. Brought to Light. A few days fiince we published an item referring to some Masonic pa pers which were found among tho ef fects of one Morrilla lately convicted oi larceny in our County Court. The papers consisted of some memoran dums tied up in a small package and a tiemit from a Masonic lodge in Scot land to Henry MacDowell bearing date of March 18th, 1808. The Ana heim Gazette quotes our item and adds the following bit of history to it: Tho MacDowell referred to in the foregoing item was employed on the Los Angeles Itancho, in May, 1872. At his instance Morrilla was arrested lor the larceny of a lot of papers. The papers, among which was a Masonic demit, were found in Morrilla's cabin by officers Davies and Byrd. After the preliminary trial of Morrilla in the Justice's Court, MacDowell got on a protracted spree, during which he visited Anaheim Landiug, pur chased a bottle of whisky, embarked in alight skiff belonging to Charley Smith, rowed over the bar, and was never heard of since. It was supposed iit the time he had committe suicide during a tit of mental aberation, su perinduced by his protracted debauch. An Indorsement. La Voce Del Populo, the leading Italian journal of San Francisco, in its issue of the 14th inst. publishes an editorial in which the merits of the different candidates for Mayor of Los Angeles are discussed, and Mr. Beau dry endorsed the man whom the peo ple should elect. It truly says Mr. Beaudry' has done and is doing more for this city than any other one or half dozen of her wealthy citizens. H. H. Harmon for Assessor. Editor Herald; As your paper is independent and you are taking no part'for or against any of the candi dates for minor offices, I trust you will permit an old citizen to say a few of one who, if elected, I know will faithfully discharge duties pf the position to which he aspires. I allude to Mr. H. H. Harmon, candi date for the office of City Assessor. He is a thoroughly competent man und is free from all cliques and rings. If he assesses the city he will show neither favor nor prejudice, and a few rich men will not escape paying a fair tax ation on their property. Taxpayer. Los Angeles, Dee. sth. The Widow and the Water Company. "Hark; There is a knock at the door; Jane, see who it is." Jano returns, " Its the water tax man." "Tell him to call to-morrow M is not convenient to pay to-day." He ovci hears the message and re plies: "I can't wait, you must pay this bill now or the water will be shut oft' before night; that's my orders from headquarters." '•The widow lady knows nothing of the tyranny of water monopolies, and asks who is "headquarters." 'Why the Water Company, Gov. B. and Col. C. and Dr. D. and Banker A." "Are they so pushed for money that they can't wait a day or two for this little bill?" "No, but they don't want to be bothered running a dozen times after a bill; they own the water and if you don't pay promptly they cut it off that's all. So you have your choice." "But the bill is too much for the few buckets of water I use, anyhow I have lived in many places and I never paid half as much for water anywhere as I have to pay In Los Angeles, and I think for the amount they collect they could afford to wait a few days until I can raise it." "I have no time to argue, the money must be paid or the water stopped." Many such scones have occurred in this city during the last few days. They are not quite so arbitrary now as they were a few months past. The election is to come off and the collect ors are courteous. But wait till the election is over and listen to the Im perative language of their agents. If they can only get their Mayor and Councilmen elected the water rates will rise until the purse of evsry house-keeper in the city will be swal lowed up. This is no idle talk, the question of raising the rates has al ready been before the Board of Water Lords, and it will come again. The City Council have the right to fix the rates and if the Mayor will ratify their acts it becomes a law. Let all the people speak out boldly to-day and put iv office men that will enforce the law and save us from oppression. The Mayoralty. To-day will be fought a decisive bat tle between the money combination and tbe people. Tbe struggle is for the control of pur municipal affairs. The money combination has selected as its candidate for Mayor Mr. Sabi chi -ft tttUU inrl»»«» —-"J^M*^ 7 and wield entire control. It also maintains in the field Mr. Tiffany, a man also pledged to stand by and aid its schemes, but whom they have no hope of electing and only keep a can didate in the hope that he will draw a few votes which would otherwise be cast for Mr. Beaudry'. These are the candidates of the combination. The people's candidate is Mr. Beaudry, a gentleman who has been slandered and maligned, traduced and villi fled, by the hired tools of the monopolists, as no gentleman was ever before tra duced. If the people are true to their interests, true to the principles of honor and justice, true to themselves, they will win the fight and elect Mr. Beaudry by three hundred majority. Senior or Junior? We notice that Mr. Tiffany's name appears in the ring ticket as Geo. O. Tiffany. This leaves it an open question whether the person casting one of these ballots is voting for the father or the son, as both bear the name of Geo. O. Tiffany. If the father is the candidate, his name should be printed Geo. O. Tiffany, Sen. Am it does not so appear, we presume all the ballots, as printed, will not be counted, as the person in tended to be voted for is not definitely stated. The Friend of the Working Man. Mr. Beaudky is doing a great deal for poor men iv the way of furnishing them cheap land for homes aiid in giv ing then) employment at fair wages, He furnishes steady work to forty or fifty laborers. If the ring can destroy his water works and crush his enterprise he will build no more houses, and work on the streets he is cutting through hills will of course cease. A vast amount of property will be dam aged and a large number of men thrown out of employment. Tiffany Against the People. The Express yells for Tiffany, hut avoids all allusion to or attempt at apology for that gentleman's going into the country with the Qrantf Jfury of which he was Foreman,and a bucket of whitewash to whiten the Water Company's reservoir—a job as far out of his duty as his neglect to notice the complaints against the houses of ill fame was within it. McDonald received his Hie sentence yesterday in the District Court. Mendacious Libels of the "Express." I. The Bernard falsehood, which the card of Colonel Smith, the record and the statement of Bernard him self prove to be a wilful and premedi tate rl falsehood invented to defeat Mr. Beaudry. 11. The Abii.a falsehood, which the record nailsdown as false in every par ticular and which the ring admits was concocted in the hope that it would injure Mr. Beaudry. 111. The Roberts falsehood, which we have shown by the record to have been a bold scheme to blackmail Mr. Beaudry. Its character and purpose was explained by Roberts when he told Mr. Beaudry- that if he did not come to his terms he would use his influence to defeat his (Mr. Beau dry's) election. IV. The Stoemer falsehood, which the record shows to have been an at tempt to retain possession of property without paying for it, and which the ring admits was too palpable a false hood to injure any one, much less a man as well and favorably known as Mr. Beaudry. V. The falsehood that Mr. Beaudry used his influence as a member of the Council to obtain possession of prop erty not his own. A silly lie and de nounced as such by every member of the Council. This falsehood the ring says the Express invented itself in the hope that it would injure Mr. Beau dry. Wo might fill columns with tho falsehoods the Express has published for the purpose of injuring Mr. Beau dry, but the above are sufficient to inspire in tho minds of all right-mind ed men a feeling of contempt for a paper that will sink itself to the level of the common slanderer and calumni ator. To-Day. To-day will bring the grand culmination of tho political excite ment, and we believe all will experi ence a sense of relief when if. is past, We do not anticipate any disorderly demonstrations. While there will be a strong undercurrent of political war fare, the peace and good order of the city will remain unruffled. The sa loons will all be closed, in accordance with the provisions of the State stat utes, or at least they will not sell in toxicating drinks. Enough interest has been excited iv the election to call forth a full vote from our citizens, aud we trust that none will be so devoid of pubjic spirit as to let the day pass Without PTorrliolnu 0.»S» ».^«,«unvu. Vote early, that there may be no pos sible chance of a failure to cast the ballot, and vote for the best men— against all rings and monopolies and for the good of the city and the com munity. The polling places and olii cers of election, as designated by the Common Council, are as follows: First Ward—At the house of Thorn* tou P. Campbell, coiner ot Main and Marchessauit streets; Inspector, Oscar Maey; Judges, Geo. Winters and Juan Voro. Second Ward—At the rooms of the Common Council, Spring street ; In spector, Wm. McKee; Judges, C. Ca bot and James H. Easton. Third W&rfkwAt fhe Round House, Main street, between Third and Fourth; Inspector, Wm. H. Dennison; Judges, Louis B. Martinez and S. B. Cox. From what we have already been able to learn, we judge that there will be niany bogus tickets ill circulation, printed with the intentiou of deceiv ing the unguarded. Let every man look closely to this, and vote on no body's dictum, but read hie ticket through carefully and then lead it again, to make assurance doubly sure. The law makes the following pro visions relative to ballots, which must be rigidly adhered to: (1J97.) No ballot or ticket must be used or oirculatiud on the day of any election having any mark or thing thereon, by or from which it can be ascertained what persons or whatclass of persons used or voted it, or at what time in tho day such ballot was voted or used, (1198.) Every ticket, when used us a bollot, must be folded crosswise from the center as follows: if twelve inches long (as the tickets voted in this elec tion), four times; if eighteen inches long, Aye times; and if twenty-feur inches long, five times; and must be pressed flat. Sec. 53. Every person who, by force, threats, menaces, bribery or any cor rupt meaus, either directiy qr indi rectly, attempts to influence any elec tor in giving his vote, or to deter him from giving tho same, or attempts by any means whatever to awe, restrain hinder or disturb, any elector In the free exercise of the right of suffrage, or furnishes any elector wishing to vote who cannot read with a ticket, informing or giving such elector to underttand that it contains a name written or printed thereon different from the name which is written or printed thereon, or defrauds any elect or at any such election by deceiving and causing such elector to vote for a different person for any office than he intended or desired to vote for, or who, being Inspector, Judge or Clerk of any election, while acting as such, Indupcs or attempts to indnce any elector, ei ther by menace or reward or promise of thereof, to vote differently from what such elector Intended or desired to vote, is guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 01. Every person who wilfully violates any of the provisions of the laws of this State relating to elections is, unless a different punishment for such violation is prescribed 1 by this Code, punishable by fine not exceed ing one thousand "dollars, or by 1m prisonnient in flic state Prison not ex ceeding five years, or by both. Ever} voter must be registered on the Great Register of the county; and all parties registered since August Ist, 1873, will be required to show acertift cate of registration from the County Clerk. The election laws ofthe State, while the most exacting, at the same time offer the best protection to tho honest voter. Let every man recog nize this fact, and consider that his ballot is the highest right guaranteed him by hie country, and that it is to be used judiciously und uprightly. Look Out For The Express. The Express will be out to-day with all kinds of falsehoods. It will say that the Water Company has sold out to Beaudry. It will say that Beaudry has sold out to the Water Company. It will say Beaudry offered Sacriste $1,500 to withdraw. It will say that Sabichi lias with drawn. It will say that all those things are true The fact is that they are all false false as the Express. It will squirt its last venom to-day. Tts falsehoods are all old disreputable tricks. Mr. Bkaudiiy asserts that no com bination of any kind has, or will bo made. Gentlemen who havo com muned with Dr. Griffin, President ofthe Water Company, assure us that he says all the purchase and sale busi ness is false. Sabichi is out with a Card denying that he has the remotest idea of withdrawing. The Express is prolific of falshoods, but is a stranger to truth. Heed nothing that it says. To-day is its last dodge on the eve of the election. The Watered Press. What is the matter with the watered press? Has Beaudry hired them to slander him ? If so, ho is a shrewd electioneercr; for it is notorious that their falsehoods and libels have helped him hundreds of votes. Many honest citizens who have known Mr, Beaudry for twenty-two years, but were indif ferent as to the election, havo been stirred up to vote for him by the shameless course of these nowapaperia. The most extraordinary part of it is, that It is only afewmonths since these essence peddlers of slander were be spattering Beaudry with the most sickening and disgusting praise. If the Water Company distributed water as frealy as they do ink through these common sewers of vituperation, there would be no lack of the former bever age, at reasonable rates. Their biggest The honest voters, however, remem ber that these presses, just previous to the last election, changed base and went for their opposite* iv politics—so far, at least, as Treasurer was con cerned. There were various reports then as to how much the somersault cost; but it is sajd they are getting more honest now, in as much as they have become a great deal cheaper than formerly. In short, their own competition lias reduced the price of tiie article. The Sangradoof romance was said to have treated his patients by drenching them with clean warm water, but tho Sangrados of the mo nopoly, it would appear, are resolved to kill oil'tbe citizens of Los Angeles by drenching them with mud and water through the sewers of the press, The course of the watered press has had an unfortunate result iv one re spect for tho monopoly—it has pointed out to the public tho candidates they wish elected. That will be su|licient for all candid voters. If a fellow sends hia little dog abroad with a collar on on which is written " my dog," those who do not like the master will not be apt to pet the dog. Is it not infamous that a man like Beaudry, who has been a useful, ac tive citizen, against whom, until within a few weeks, not a word has ever been uttered, should now be made the object of unmeasured abuse and detraction, merely because he has be come ti candidate in the public inter est, instead of that of asc-illess corpor ation ? It is a singular feature in the history of public affairs, if a monopoly that, finding that a man has. pp. right to dig a well on lils own land and dis tribute water to his neighbors, can by the use of money and hired presses, control municipal elections. It will bo still more wonderful if the citizens of Los Angeles shall reject a worthy citizen because he is spending his time, energy and capital to furnish purer and cheaper water to, the public. The monopoly is not satisfied to enter the lists of a fair competition, but de sire that tlie citizens of Los Angeles should be compelled by law to take water of them at their own prices. Nor are.they satisfied with an exclus ive right to furnish water. They be siege almost every session of the Common Council for a new grant of lots and lands. If they succeed in the ensuing charter election, no prudent man will hereafter fix his home in the city limits. Fokty-Nine. Nevada Narrow-Gauge Railroad. Grass Valley, December 4th.—The Directors of the Nevada Narrow- Gauge Railroad met to-day and ac cepted the bid or M. Beatty to build and equip tho whole road for $500,000; the contractor to have the road in running order by October next. Rather than wear a collar that don't fit, or a neck-tie that looks "slouchy" throw the inferior aitiolo away and call on Cp.hen & Davis at the Identical where you will bo sup plied with the best in the market. Seventeen marriatre licenses were, recorded last month" in Santa Clara county. Humboldt in His Study. Tliose who have seen the admirable colored lithograph of Hildebrant's picture know precisely how tho room looks. There was the plain table, the writing-desk, covered with letters and manuscript, the little green sofa aud tbe same maps and pictures ou the drab-colored walls. The pictures had been so long hanging in my own room at home, that 1 at once recognized each particular object. Seifert went to tho in nor door, announced my name, and Humboldt immediately appeared. He came up to me with a heartiness and cordiality which made me feel I was in tho presence of a friend, gave me his hand and Inquired whether wo should couverse in Kng lish or German. " Your letter," said he, 'was that of a German, and you must certainly speak the language fa miliarly; but 1 am also in a constant habit of using English." He insisted on my taking one end of the green sofa, observing that he rarely sat upon it himself; then drew up a plain cane bottomed chair and seated himself by it, asking me to speak a little louder than usual, as his hearing was not so acute as formerly. As I looked at the majestic old man, the line of Tenny son, describing Wellington, came Into my mind— Oh, good groy head, whteh nil men knew. The first impression made by Hum boldt's face was that of a broad and genial humanity. His massive brow, heavy with the gathered wisdom of nearly a century, bent forward and overhung his breast like a ripe ear of corn; but as you looked below It, a pair of clear blue eyes, almost as bright and steady as a child's, met yours. In those eyes you read that trust in man, that immortal youth of the heart, which made the snows of eighty-seven winters lie so lightly on his head. You trusted him utterly at the first glance, and felt that he would trust you, if you were worthy of it. I had approached him with a natural feeling of reverence, but in five min utes I found that I loved him and that I could talk with him as freely as with a friend of my own age. His nose, mouth and chin had the heavy Teu tonic character, whose genuine type has always expressed an honest sim plicity and directness. I was almost surprised by the youthful character of his face. 1 knew that he had been frequently Indisposed during the ye"ar and had been told that he was begin ning to show the marks of extreme age; but I should not have suspected him of being over seventy-five, His wrinkles were few aud small, and his skin had a smoothness and delicacy rarely seen in old men. His hair, al though snow white, was still abund ant, his step slow but firm, and his manner active almost to restlessness. He slept but four hours out of the twenty-four, read and replied to his daily letters, and suffered no single oc currence of the least interest in any part of the world to escape his atten tion. 1 could not conceive that his memory, the first mental faculty to show decay, was at all impaired. He talked rapidly, with the greatest ap parent ease, never hesitating for a man, and in fact seemed to be uncon l scious which language he was using, as he changed four or five times dur ing the conversation. He did not re main in his chair more than ten min utes at a time, frequently getting up and walking about the room, now and theu openiug a book or pointing to a picture to illustrate a remark. — From the Life of Alexander yon Humboldt. Nevada Items. The Virginia Post is defunct, and the Foottight has been resurrected in its place. In consequence of the prevalence of scarlet fever among the children the public schools of Carson have been temporarily closed. The Nevada papers are still com plaining that large numbers of trout in the Truokee river are being killed by sawdust from the lumber-mills of Truokee. On November 26th, Donald McKay, living in Nye county, between Morey aud Fish creek, at what is called the Snowball ranch, was found dead in a house occupied by him, and a sheep herder. The first bar of bullion from the Prussian Mill, Jefferson cafion, was shipped to San Frapciaco from Bel mont, on the 25th ultimo. It weighed 92 pounds, and was valued at $1,874 and is 990 flue, Venison and antelope aro now quite plentiful iv the Reno markets. The venison oomes from the foot hills ou the eastern slope of the Sierras—about the head of Sierra and Long valleys while the antelope are brought from tho regions bordering the Rooky Mountains. Arrest of a Youthful Incendiary. Cmco, December 2d.—James Clark, son of J, A. Clarke, attorney-at-law, a hoy aged about 14 years, who was ac cused of setting fire to the Brown Cha pel, burned a few weeks ago, and who, on the day of his examination was found to be missing, was arrested to day by the Marshal of this town near Biggs' Station, and brought back to Chico. He is held for examination to-morrow. Sudden Death. Portland (Or.), December 2d.— Otto Truer, an old and well-known resident of this city, dropped dead at the entrance of Ankeny's Theater this evening, The oause or his death was heart disease. He was a Prussian and. a member of the Order of Druids. Rain at Marysville. MAKYSvimoi. Decent M -- u . be ; gan raining here tlr afternoon about six o'clock and st 11 continues, wHh a slight south w>- J - The lfint.ioa.l still continues its thrivi*** trade. The reason for this is •ha* a H goods sold at the establish n u.nt prove just as they are repre sented. Latest Telegrams. EASTERN. The I'oK.m on « Mtrike. New York, December Ist,—There is a strike in the potteries of Trenton, New Jersey. The establishments have closed. The employers guaran tee work all Winter at a reduction of ten per cent., but the employes re fusecf. Died or Hoition. Scranton, Perm., December Ist.— A man named Lutlwig and his wife and child were found dying from poi son. The man said he had been given something to drink, but refused to say by whom. Slipts of more Trouble In Louisiana. Cure ago, December 4th.—The Tri bune's Washington special says It is rumored that another resort to force is contemplated by the McEneryites in Louisiana. More Strikes, New York, December 2d,—lt is re ported that the weavers in Higgins & Co.'s carpet factory,.corner of Forty third street and Eleventh avenue, have struck, to the number of 1,500 against a reduction of wages. The factory is closed, and the operatives are informed that work will be re sumed when the terms offered them are accepted. The womem employed in the facto ry of the New Brunswick, N. J. Rub ber Company struck yesterday against a reduction of wages. The packing-box makers of Brook-, lyn are on a strike against a reduction of wages, and new hands bavo been employed. Mayor Hnvemeyev'v Fiiqerkl, New York, December Ist.—The fu neral of Mayor Havemoyer will take place Saturday at 11 o'cpok, from St. Paul's Methodist churchjcorner Fourth avenue and Tweuty-seoond street. The Old Guard will form an escort. Among the pall-bearers will be Governor Til deu, Peter Cooper, ex-Governor Mor gan and Thurlow Weed. Orant and tne Arkansas Case. December 3d.—A Wash ington special says there is good au thority for the statement that the President in his message will make no recommendations in the Arkansas case, but will content himself with a recital of the principal political occur rences in that State since 1868, and the announcement that application had been made to him to Interfere. It is believed that in this recital ho will for the most part follow the statement of the brief of the attorney of V. V. Smith, withoutdrawiug any inference relative to the legal portions of tne brief on making any recommenda-i tion. Gathering: of the Louisiana Vultures. The supporters of the Kellogg Gov ernment are assembling here in con siderable numbers. Collector Casey and the Attorney-General are already here, and have stated that Governor Kellogg himself will surely come. These gentlemen insist that Congress shall take same immediate and defi nite action with regard to Louisia.ua t»«.-j ,»isi> ivn amiuSrtVe recognizatiou ot the Kellogg Government, arid repre sent that the result of delay will be another revolution and the delivery of the .State to a.iarohy. Urant's Afcsaa-e-The Virginia ludera nity. Washington, December 3d.—Tho President has completed his message, and it will be read at a Cabinet meet ing to-morrow. It is longer this year than last, covering about eighty page* of foolscap. It is known in diplomatic circles that Spain has uaidGreat Britain only a part of the indemnity ou account of the Yirgiuius affair, leaving the re mainder and other questions to be hereafter adjusted. A Journalist Married. Chicago, December 3d.—Wilbur F.* Storey, editor and proprietor of the Chicago 'Times, was married last night to Mrs. Eureka Pearson. SAN FRANCISCO. A tle.se ot Kttioide— Bodies Found lv the ("my Shot Himself through the Ileud. San Francisco, December 4th.— This morning the body of a man was found hanging by the neck to a pile at the Kinoon Point dock, supposed to, be a case of suicide. The body of a male child, entirely nude, was found in the bay off Battery street wharf this morning and taken to the morgue. The body of a man was found this morning floating in the bay ofT Hath away's wharf supposed to have been that of a man who fell from tho steamer Arizona, eleven days ago. San Francisco, December sth.—A man named Louis Williams shot him-, self last night in his room at 31 Wark street. He was found with a bullet hole in the right sido of his head and a Smith & Wesson in hi* hand. He was a native of Germany,, aud had been (•mploygtl us bar-keeper in a beer saloon at the corner of Kear ney and Sutter streets. He said some, time ago that he expected a youny lady from Germany, wham he would marry, aud if she did not oome by the 4th of December, he would shoot him self. This was probably the eayr >"** the act. He is not yet dee' 1 cannot recover, Mil arrived Jio steamer Seat*' from San Pedro. ... —~-,,ine anything iv the at }™ p a » $ which Cohen A Davis fin at the Id <>tttical, No. an, <™ not „reet. Their stock is of the best Ma Aly and their prices down to bed« 'Jck, Go to the Identical, No, 88 Main street, for your new pocket handker chief and suspenders. The best stock of gentlemen** furnishing goods in the, city is to be found there During the Winter months the Re lief will make trl-weekly trips be tween Alviso and Ban Frauelsca. A. S. MeDon»ld7To4 Main street, opposite Court House, has just re ceived v large assortment of rubber boots* all sorts and sizes. Call at once and have your choice.