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CITY AND COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER. DEC. 12, 1874 The Event of To-Day. The meeting of citizens to-day will be one of great imjiortaace to the peo ple of Ix>s Angeles valley. It will be the initiatory step towards building the Los Angeles and Independence Railroad, or it will indicate an unwil lingness on the part of our people to embark in the enterprise, and thus drive the first nail in the coffin of tlx dead scheme. Tf it is decided to com mence the work and push it forward with the energy of a live people ami the determination to accomplish what we undertake, we shall give the world assurance that Los Angeles is destined to be a wealthy and populous city, ami Los Angeles valley a broad vista dotted with garden homes. If the ef fort to-day is no effort at all, we could not more publicly advertise our lack energy disposition, nor do more to convince the tide of immigration now setting so strong towards us, that we are not ambitious of being a city, that we do not care to fill our valley with a happy and prosperous population, and that we have no disposition to en courage immigration, nor do we de sire to have our country filled with in dustrious men and women. Once more we repeat that we must build this railroad if we would secure the immense trade of the rich and exten leneive mining region to the west of us. Once more we repeat that we must build this road if we would re tain that portion of the mining trade we now enjoy. Other channels are opening and the Panamint trade will be turned through them unless we be stir ourselves. Our natural advantages are great but the energy of other localities will destroy them unless we defend what God has given us with the industry and enter prise of men. The advantages which a road to Pauamiut will give us will be great, but in re ality these will be nothing compared with what we shall ultimately gain by this road. We assume that it will not terminate where we now make its terminus on paper. This road must go on northeastward until it reaches Salt Lake. The advantages of such a road are best shown by the following table: Comparison of distances from Los Angeles via. the Southern Pacific or the Independ ence Railroad and proposed connections. From I/M Angeles to - 3 So - = 3 - n ! r 3 -. rk b c •r. - = 2 i~ - n ,x ■ — 1,702 2,197 2.8871 This shows a great saving in travel for Eastern invalids and farmers to reach tliis valley—tho saving of GOO miles of actual distance and the addi tional saving of 3,000 feet vertical ele vation which takes the weary traveler through the regions of perpetual snows. From Point of Bocks upon the Mojave,the Utah connection bears off in a northeasterly direction. About 190 miles from Point of Rocks Caller illo is reached, at the junction of the Rio Virgin and the Colorado rivers. This is a point of great importance as the proposed narrow-gauge road from Elko on the Central Pacific Railroad, passing through White Pine, Pioche and other rich mining regions, is bound to connect with the Utah Southern Railroad at this place, the topography of the country admitting of no alternative route. The newly proposed line, which is to steal our trade away, via Bakersfleld, Havilah and Walker's Pass, gives the following results: From Bakersfleld to San Frunesco by rail 317 From liukerstleld to PuuUnint by teams 183 ... , 500 via the line of Independence Road ftoin Los Angeles 170 1 n favor of this city 330 These estimates are accurate and no one can look at them a moment and deny all that we have claimed for Eos Angeles as the objective point to which the railroad we have named will aim. The meeting which takes place at two o'clock this afternoon will do much good or much harm to Los Angeles valley. Improved Navigation. The San Francisco Pott is dissatis fied with Congressman LtJTTBEItL be cause he asked for appropriations to improve tlie navigation of some of California rivers. The slight grounds on which is based the Post's fling at our Congressman inclines us to the opinion that the true reasons are not given. It is just possible that Mr. Luttrell committed the unpardona ble offense of going on to Washington without consulting the great little man of the Post as to the measures he should advocate or oppose during the session of Congress just commenced. Tf he was guilty of this oversight, he will do nothing that will meet the ap proval of the Lilliputian dictator, and may as well prepare himself to receive the wrath-hurled bolts of the minia ture Jove as fast as the little furnace of his brain can manufacture them. To sensible, practical men, the pur pose of Mr. LUTTKF.i.L will appear both necessary and important. The Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers are channels through which large amounts of grain and other farm pro ducts reach the port of San Francisco, and largo quantities of goods are con veyed to the interior. The channels of both these streams are narrow and tortuous, and in many places shallow. Twenty years ago no difficulty was encountered in navigating them with boats of a size which now cannot reach either Stockton or Sacramento. The miners washed the mountains into the river beds and filled them up. Feather river, which up to 1850 was a deep, ilar stream, with high banks, is now a shallow, turbid creek flowing al most on a level with the surface of the valley. The miners filled its bed with tailing. But the placer mines are al most exhausted and the mountains are no longer tumbled into the river. If the bars and shallow places are dug out and the water deepened naviga tion will l>e permanently improved, and routes secured Which will always insure cheap transportation. A New Dodge. We notice that the Express comes out as an advocate for the scheme to break up the contract between the people and the railroad company, by which the city will secure a larger and more commodious depot, on land selected by the Common Council. Simultaneous with the ring organ's espousal or their side of the question, comes the rumor that there is a pur nnao in. the attempt to prevent the removal of the depot, of which the people are not informed. The osten sible excuse for the non-removal of the depot is that the one now oc cupied is sufficiently commodious to meet the demands of trade for a year or two and that a depot on the site se lected by the Council will be out of the way at this time; but the real pur pose is to break up the contract into which the Council and the railroad company have entered and release the company from its agreement to erect new buildings on the stipulated site; but when a new depot must be had, it will be located on the other side of the river, at or near the company's work shops. Parties who do not want the depot moved now,will, when the pres ent arrangement is broken off, clamor loudly to have the depot buildings lo cated on the other side of the river. This is the cat in the meal tub indi cated by the Exj)rc»B when it set forth "arguments" why the depot should remain where it is at pres ent. It will be well for the people to look into this scheme and see if not only them selves but the merchants who have signed a petition against the removal are not liable to fall into a trap. It should also be remembered that the Council does not insist that the com pany shall immediately commence receiving and delivering freight at the new depot. It simply desires that the new depot buildings shall be erected in accordance with the contract on which the bonds were surrendered. This done, the cars may receive and discharge freight at the old depot until such time as its accommodations will no longer equal the demands upon it. It is due to the people that the com pany should go on with its part of the agreement, and all,or at least the great majority, of our citizens expect and demand that they do so. Flogging School-Boys. We once knew a man who set out to write a book entitled "Pedagogues who have Flogged Me." That book contained some of the liveliest recollec tions of liis life. Time, with all-effac ing sponge, had rubbed out every re menibrauce of the "sums" he used to lab»r through; his history lessons had retreated into the dim past, until they mingled themselves with fable and tradition, in unresolvable nebulae; his spelling-book had been thrown to the bats and the owl, and he could no lon ger stand up against "sibyl" and sur cingle;" but the impressions of his numerous Hoggings remained. He had classified his subject into " Deliberate Floggers," "Passionate FJoggers," " Floggers for Fun," " Malicious Flog gers,' "Floggers with a Prologue," and " Pantomimic Floggers." He wrote rapidly, for he had a good com mand of language and was never in want of facts. But, after a while, he began to grow nervous, and before he had finished a hundred pages he was an acute sufferer. He could feel the old welts rising again on his back in one vast smarting, tingling, throbbing net-work of rawness. Broad blisters actually came out on the palms of his hands. Several times he upset the table and spilled the ink over his manuscript by suddenly jerking up his knees, as if somebody with a lash had cut at his bare ankles from behind. He could never hear a step beside him without involuntarily dodging his head and protecting it with his raised elbow. The strain upon his nervous system became too great, and he was obliged to desist. The manuscript is like the window in Aladdin's palace — no mortal man can ever linish it. But if it were to be finished it would not be complete without some account of a school-master in Suabia, who has just retired, after teaching, or at least flogging and torturing, for fifty-one years. He would have to be put in a class by himself, entitled the "Statis tical Flogger," for he kept an accurate account of all the punishments he in flicted throughout tho half century. Here are the grand totals, which he has footed up with equal pride and particularity: 911,500 canings, 121,000 floggings, 209,000 custodies, 10,200 ear-boxes, 22,700 tasks, 136 tins with rule, 700 boys caused to stand en peas, 6,000 to stand on sharp-edged wood, 5,000 to wear the fool's cap, 1,700 to hold the rod; total, 1,282.936 cases of punishment. This is an average of about one hundred a day, or more than one every five minutes. He must have thrashed the boys, on many occasions, by platoons. One can imagine him getting so absorbed in his growing census of martyrs that he would otten mutter to himself on Saturday morn ing, running his eye down the column and adding It, " I must Hog sixty-four to-day, in order to make up an even five hundred this week!"— Appleton's Journal. The State and county takes of Santa Clara amount to 1443,910 10. Latest Telegrams. EASTERN. Beccher-Moulton-Tilton I.i titration. New Yokk, December Ist. The ofibrUt of Ueecher's eon use 1 to post pone Tllton'a case against him, are not only for the purpose of compelling the bill of particulars that will help the defense, '>vi to prove the negative, which Ii neeeeeafy to ins perfect tri umph, by also compelling them to try Orel the case of Moultoo,on Miss Proc tor's suit for libel, in which case both Beecher and Mrs. Tilton can testify, while she cannot in the Suit Against Beecher. Nobody doubts but that Moulton will be badly beaten on the libel suit, which would discredit him as a witness against Beecher, heme the Tilton party are energetic in their efforts to postpone that ease. The dignity and strength of Beecher's counsel in yesterday's discussion go far to antidote Tilten's charge of de sire to evade a trial, and are satisfying the public that as prudent advisers, his counsel have not the right to omit any safeguards in dealing with unscrupulous men. From Louisiana. New Orleans, December 10th.—A Jackson, Miss., special says that the proclamation of Governor Ames is unanimously condemned. \V. CartoflO, who has done much to create the trouble, declares that there is a Conflict Of faces imminent only in the county where negroes were en gaged in the late troubles. The num ber killed was probably one hundred and fifty. Foil ml Guilty. 8.-.cT.r,»- riMinmhcr inn. 'ru... trii' uoU'.ij ivliiim/i i iv'Lii. AHe til.,. of Jesse Pomeroy, the boy murderer, is conclubed. The jury found him guilty of murder in the first degree, with a recommendation to mercy. Mrmpliis >«'snn". < 11(1 1 mi I,oonp from thC « l«r|>« < llllllTll Soi l etj'. Memphis, December 9th. —The Pres idents of the various colored societies of this city have organized a society called Knights ot the Brotherhood and Monumental Association, the object of which, as set forth in a lengthy ad dress to the colored people published this morning, is to discard all old po litical ties and cultivate and maintain peace with the white people of the South. Jn the preamble and resolu tions they say: " We are fully aroused to the con sciousness that we have been for years the dupes of crafty, designing and un principled men, whose only object was their own personal aggrandizement, irrespective of the means or results to our injury. They have shorn us of our pecuniary accumulations—the result of many years' toil, even to penury— accumulated by our youth and little fleglings. All this we could bear, but they have left us despised by our own only true friends, through their knav ish representations and unmitigated falsehoods. Our experience in this direction, for which we have amply paid, invites a change on our part, therefore invoking the sheltering tegis of almighty God, iv whose goodness, mercy and wisdom we trust for our future guidance. We resolve that, embracing the honest, truthful advice of our lat friend Thomas Sivan,we now and forever shake off those unwarrant ed fears that have been created and preyed as a bugaboo Upon the minds of onr simple people. Washington Items. "Washington, December lOtli.— The House Committee ou Foreign Rela tions will to-morrow consider the pro priety of presenting the House Bill appropriating $50,000, or a smaller sum, for the entertainment of the King of the Sandwich Islands. It is stated that a proposition is un der consideration by the authorities of the United States looking to the ces siou to the United States of a strip of territory on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, running back from the river to the mountains, by way of in demnity for the past and security for the future. If negotiations are suc cessful it will enable the Government to put a stop to the raiding and ma rauding of the thieving bands of Mex icans that have committed such dep redations on the people of Texas. It is understood that both Governments are favorably impressed with the prop osition. Murdered imri Kobbed. Wilkksharre, Pent)., December 10th. —A farmer named Kleen was murdered and robbed Monday night on the turnpike at a point called the Notch, two miles from His young sou, who was driving a short distance ahead, was not molested by the robbers. Another Southern Canard. MEMPHIS, Term., December loth.— The reports of the burning of farm houses by negroes in the vicinity of Vicksburg, telegraphed from here on Tuesday to Northern papers, was en tirely sensational. Abandoning Trades L'nioiiH. New York, December 10th.—The Times cites the fact that 7,000 mechan ics and 2,000 laborers have abandoned the trades unions here during the past year as evidence of a decline in the power of such organizations. How Nile sot through with It. New York, December 10th.—Prof. Harkness, the United States Naval Observer, sends the following dispatch regarding the observations of the transit of Venus: "HoiiART Town, Tasmania, Decem ber 9th. —Although the weather was bad, observations at the time of the transit were particularly successfully. We succeeded in taking 113 photo graphs of Venus during her passage over the disc of the sun." A dispatch from Prof. Davidson, at Nagasaki, also reports favorable ob servations. The astronomers were very fortunate. Just as Venus left, the sun clouds gathered aud threatened rain. I lie Iron-Makers in Council. Philadelphia, December 10th. —A meeting of iron manufacturers to-day agreed to reduce the production for 1875 to one-half the capacity of the furnaces. Resolutions were passed opposing the resumption of specie Eayments and favoring the Kelly 3.65 ond bill, and protesting against the Canadian Reciprocity treaty. FOREIGN. I'rom Over tlie Water- London, Dec. 10th.—The strom yes terday was very disastrous to ship ping. A dozen vessels are ashore at Whiteby. One is reported sunk with all on board. The mails from France are several hours behind time. Heavy damage has been done to the works In the harbors. At Jersey, two hundred yards of the pier was swept away. Blocks of concrete, weighing several tons were displaced and broken. The storm was very severe on the Conti nent. The telegraph lines between Switzerland and Paris are down and communication is Interrupted, Observations of the transit of Venus failed at Ormsk, Orenburg, Wlmlsk, Astrakhan, Kirtsch and Tiflis; but were successful at Yokohama and Te heran. HENDAYB, December 9th, via Lon don. —Geneva! Lema is preparing a proclamation summoning the Car lists to surrender within eight days, or be will devastate the country occupied by them. Kingston, Jamaica, December 10th, — The ship Forfarshire, which arrived ;it Dcmarara from Calcutta With cool ies, had fifty-two deaths from chronic dlarhera on the passage. The ship Qolden Fleece is at Trinidad with coolies. It litis also had many deaths. SAN FRANCISCO. Probable Sulfide < 111 ions f CI. sw Francisco, December loth.— This morning Chas. M. smith, book keeper of Ren ton A Smith,lumbermen, shot himself in the mouth with :i pis tol. His recovery Is considered impos sible. Jt is not certain whether it was accidental or designed. His wife and friends can assign no cause for suicide. San Francisco, Decemcer nth.— Chas. M. smith, who shot himself at his room, southwest corner of Folsom and First streets, yesterday, died last night about V 2 o'clock. Ten days ago a man named James McNamara arrived here from the in terior and stopped at the Central House, Bausome street, near Broad way. Yesterday morning he was found in his bed saturated with blood. On examination five wounds were found on him, four of them considered of a fatal character. NeNatnara was closely questioned, but could give no information as to who Inflicted the wounds. The Escape of Granice. Merced, December Bth. —Tho es cape of Grance from the authorities lias created an immense excitement. The country for miles around is being searched. Large numbers of citizens have been out all day, but owing to the dense fog which hangs over the valley there is little or no prospect of his recapture until he driven by hunger and privation to seek shelter in some farm-house. The Sheriff has just returned from a hunt, and states that the fog is so dense that one can scarcely see ten feet. The fields are scattered over with determined men after the murderer, and it seems that escape is impossible. Fatal Accident. Bakersfield, December Bth. —A sad accident occurred here last night, which resulted in the death of a man by the name of Camp. From the best information obtained it appears that he had been out hunting and was on his way home. He stopped near a man that was engaged in hauling water to the depot, and as he placed his gun on the ground the charge ex ploded, carrying the contents through the unfortunate man's heart. Suicide of Major Ferrend. VIRGINIA, Nevada, December Bth.— This morning about 8 o'clock Major Geo. E. Ferrend, proprietor of Fer rend's saloon, on Bouth C street, at tempted to commit suicide by shoot ing himself through the head. He placed the muzzle of a pistol in his mouth and fired. The ball lodged in his brain and it is impossible for him to live. Various causes are assigned by his friends. A Miner Killed. Virginia, Nevada, December Bth.— This mornine; a fatal accident occurred in tho Savage mine. A miner named James Kelty was engaged with others in hoisting ore up a winze, when lie lost his balance and fell down the winze a distance of about two hun dred feet and was instantly killed. One of Utah's Federal Officers. Salt Lake, December Bth.—lntense indignation prevails here against Gen. G. B. Overton, U. S. Receiver of Utah, lor turning from home his daughter and burning her effects in a lime kiln, because she testified adversely in his late suit against Woodman for $50,000 damages. The press ask for his re moval. Mormo.i Indians. Salt Lake, December Bth.—About two hundred Shoshone Indians have left, their Reservation on Bear River and are centering at Brigham City. Seven hundred more are en route, in obedience to instructions of theirchief, who is a Mormon Bishop. The Death Penalty. Genoa, Nevada, Decemberßth. —In the Second Judicial District Court here to-day Judge C. N. Harris pro nounced sentence of death upon Leroy Hill, alias Wm. Somers. The execu tion is to take place on Thursday, the 31st Instant, between 0 A. m. and 4 P. M. Nevada Items. It is now announced that neither of the Nevada Senators will leave that State for Washington until after the holidays. W. B. Haskell has been appointed Deputy Internal Revenue Collector for Humboldt District, vice C. H. Stod dard, resigned. John Campodonico, who has been engaged for some time in hauling acid from Dayton to Carson, met with a fatal accident Monday, by being thrown from his wagon. John B. Winters has located a field of cryolite sixty miles northeast of Reno. The only known deposit of cryolite before this discovery was in Greenland. It is an indispensable in gredient in the manufacture of porce lain and glass. Says the Winnemucca Silver State of Monday: " Two more victims of avarice passed here last evening. As usual, they were taken in by the 'drunken men' at Battle Mountain. One man named James Hoenes, a German from Philadelphia lost $1,500; the other, whose name we did not learn, lost $100." When King Kalakaua was passing Winnemucca bis Majesty was mis taken by one of the American sover eigns standing at the depot for a porter and was asked whether King Calico was on the train, whereupon the Silver State muses as follows: "Such is fame and such are Kings when they appear m public disrobed of the insignia and gaudy trappings of roy alty." The Yreka Union of Saluni* > > snys: "The present has been the nn>M fnvor able Fall for grass that has been known for several years. li< -!i parts of the valleys, and till ov" ■ im hill sides, w'U'ftjVef the ronl* ■ the grass are Hoi oomp'et" V k i< "tit, young grass has si or .■'. < , , a««l Is now green iind nice. Ho sayH every one who comes in from the country. The (irass Valley Union states that further subscriptions tire needed be fore the work on the Nevada narrow gauge railroad can bo commenced, the bid for executing the work being ac cepted on that basis. NEW TO-DAY. Who Killed Cock Robin? Thai is n question yet »o he dicided: hut what Ik the use of the remit? .None what ever. Wlio keeps the hest Cigar 1 That Is II question which can easily he decided by ex amining the large assortment of cigar*. smoke some, and by comparing them With others, you will be satisfied that it Is I. GOLDSMITH, Main HI., nexl to W. K. A Co.'s Express. The latest Illustrated Papen always on hand. Oft RALE.—The Hirst-Class well estnli " itshed Hewing Machine, Pattern and i urnishini; business; also loose stock and furniture, No. 60 Spring street. <lecl2-2w| M. L. HAIT. A RELIABLE Clerk and Porter I'oMJro. . - ry or Liquor store, wishes employment; asks j;iii per month, guarantee satisfaction. Aildress, S., deel2-3tt Postolliee, I.os Angelas. Business Change. THE UNDERSIGNED have purchaied the general Grocery, Provision and Liquor store of i'eter I.unne.v, on Main Street, second door from Court. All debt! of the old concern will he paid by Lunney. Tin- patronage of the Conner friends of the house Is solicited. TOISIN .V ( X M )1 >\\ IN. decU-lw NOTICE. ALL Parties having pledges in my office will call and redeem the same before the 20tn ol the month; if not, they will be sold at public auction. E. GREENBAUM, Pawnbroker. Los Angeles, Dec. llth, 1871 I2td Pawnbroker's Sale. ON the 23d of this month, I will sell at Pub lic Auction, a large lot of Jewelry, (Jems, Pistols, Clothing, Dry Goods, Hoots and Sliocs &«. I Invite all the Traders to call. Sale to take place at the California Loan and Bro ker office. K. GREENBAUM, deci2td Proprietor. CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PIANO-FORTES! PIANO-FORTES!! Great Reduction in Prices during the Holidays!! FOUR of the New York Pianos, Full Square G^and—Concert Pianos— 7 :, 4 ' octave. Price, J.ioO. Reduced $100. FOUR of the Vose, Boston, four round cor ners, serpentine plinth mouldings all round 7 octaves. Price £3. 0. Reduced sioo. TWO Bourne Pianos, very elegantly carved. Price $100. Reduced $1(10. THREE Full, On cert Square Grand, 1% oc tuves, suppvrbly carved, elaborately finished Mallet Davis Pianos. Red tided to $5)0. San Francisco prices £700. These Pianos are now in stock and are for inspection at A. H. HAVELL'S Piano Ware-Rooms, Corner .Wain ami Second Sta. Los Angeles, Cal. N. B.—Pianos properly tuned. Also, the Florence Sewing Machine In every variety. deel2tf WINSLOW S. MYERS, ATTORNEY A.TP LAW. OFFICE—Room No. 11 Downey Block, Los Amort.bs, Oai« diitr ITOTt SAEE. A YOUNG ORANGE ORCHARD of Ten Acres, located on the west side of Main street In the city. Apply to W. 11. MACE, declO lm 21 Temple Block. A CARD. if. s. itll <11 ii: would respectfully Inform his numerous friends and the public, that he has taken charge of the DINING It( )()Mof the KIMISLE MANSION, New High street, where he will at all times keep the table supplied with the best the market affords, and will en deavor to meet the wishes of his patrons. docl-lm New Stationery and Book Store. MISS E. M. TURNER, No. 13 .Main St., 3d door north of Lafay ette Hotel, HAS opened an extensive assortment of Plain and Fancy Stationery— Blank Hooks. Albums, tSchool H»ii>i>lios, CliromoH, Lillm (graph*, Picture Framei, Toy - Hooks, Vnsesi, V/hloh she offers at reasonable prices. declOtf ALDEN FRUITS. I appoint H. NEWMARK & Co., my agents for tin; sale of Aldcn Goods for Los Angeles county. GEO. H. DAVIS. December Ist, 1871. Referring to the above, we take pleasure in informing the public that we have in store A Full Assortment Of the celebrated A L D E IST Apples, Poara ( siuci Itlliisi From tho Los Angeles Factory, whicli we are prepared to supply in quantities to suit. deelOtf H. NEWMARK A CO. GRAND MASS MEETING A Mass Meeting of tlie citizens of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and INYO COUNTIES, Will bo held (under tlie auspices of tlie Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce) at the Court House in Los Angeles, on SATURDAY, Dec. 12th, 1874, At %i o'cloolt, P. M„ To consider the best means of aiding the con struction of tlie Los Angeles and Independence RAILROAD. Prominent citizens will address the meet ing, and Mr. Crawford, the Company's En gineer will be present with maps showing the proposed route, and other information bear ing upon this Important undertaking. A general attendance of the citizens of these i Counties Is urgently requested. dec3td REAL ESTATE BROKERS. J. M. HALDWIN. CIIASt. E. IIEANE. Real Estate and Money BKOKERS. THE FIRM OF J. M. BALDWIN Will negotiate Real Estate salesaad M—ay Loan*, al 79 1-8 Downey Hlock. ground floor. NOVEL, ATTRACT!vT — AND — L I I? 13 A .X. ! Christmas Presents CJIV JO IV AWAY — AT — THE PEOPLE S PALACE! From and after tire first of i>< mber, ik~ i, and up to Christmas Km;, Whoever will par* chase goods al THE PEOPLE'S PALACE to the extent of Five Dollars or more, will be presented with a Christmas present. The present! Will range in value as high as FIFTY DOLLARS EACH, And Include useful as well as ornamental ar ticles. Quite a numberol them will be Japan ese articles, such as cabinets, work boxes trays. Jewel boxes, writing desks, dressing cases, etc. In addition to our stock of clothing and Rents' furnishing goods, we have lately re ceived a general assortment of l>i*j' nn«l ITtaisoy Goods. THE PEOPLE'S PALACE, NO. 40 MAIN STREET, HERZOG & ROTH, Prop's. deed 2w OLDEST AUCTION HOUSE IN Southern California. NOYES ol DURFEE, Corner Tempie Block and Spring St. SALE DAYS: Wednesday and Saturday. Special s;i 1< s made in any part of the City or County. We iilno buy nil kliidx <tf Properly fur CASH!! I Orders for Gentlemen's Light Driving Hors en, Work audSaddle Horses,promptly tilled, and titles toall Horses sold public or private, guaranteed purfeet. E. W. Noyes, novi'ltf C. A. DURFEE. TEMPLE STREET BARBER SHOP tSign Off tlie Four TjlfgixtMm DOYLE & SILVER Proprietor*. Three Firsn-Class Artists Always in attendance to wait upon customers Shtwinjj, - - ets. Hair Outtlnfjfi - *-i."> <»ts. siitiiiipooiiing, - %sn «-t». Give us a call. novlltf H. RASTER, CI T V Fish and Poultry Market, WHITE HOUSE, LOS ANGELES ST„ third door from the corner of Commer cial. A specialty made, of all kinds of San Francisco FRESH FISH In their season. Also, Poultry, IStfgrfg-a Buttei*, Game, iNuts, JFViiitH, srii«l CJoiinti'y Produce. t lonsignments of produce respectfully solic ited. All orders promptly filled and goods deliv ered free of charge in any part of the city. oct29-tf NOTICE. THE DELINQUENT LISTS of the various counties of the State, for the 21th and 25th Fiscal years, (IfJM-8—1873-4) are now in my hand! for collection. Many persons are de linquent for small sums upon personal pro perly, and are urged to examine (lie rolls in the hands of the Tax Collector of their respec tive counties and to make immediate pay ment. The law Is Imperative, that tlie pay ment of the Slate tax for these years must be enforced, and unless voluntary payments are made at once, lieuvy costs will be Incurred by the delinquents, J. J. GREEN, se pl-3m Controller of State. INSURANCE AGENCY. Commercial Insurance Company of California. FIRM AND M AKIN K. Office in San Francisco, No. 228, California St, Capital, paid up in gold, $200,000. Asweta 8375,000. CM AS. A. LATON fe. W. KELLOGG, Secretary. I President. A. R. GUNNISON, General Agent. DIRECTORS: W. W. Dodge, Clans Spreekels, Selden S. Wright, W. U. Cummings, .lames M. Barney, C. W. Kellogg, A, W. Jee, Peter Dean, John H. Wise, C. J. Deerlng, Levi Stevens, James Gamble, Charles Main, W. li. Hooper, G. L. Bradley, Juines Phelan, James Linforth, H. S. Crocker, N. D. Thayer. F. 8. Freeman, D. H. Haskell. Ilartlett Doe. Jos. A. Hooper. 11. IHeLELLAN, Agent for Los Angeles. Office-38 Main St., or Pacific Mail S. S. Co.'s oltlee. SSB"Thls Company belongs to no combina tion, but takes risks upon their merits; rates based upon tlie hazard assumed. noX-eow-lw W. 0. HOWKLI,. W. C. BOWKKS. A C-A.RI>. THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT WE HAVE appointed Messrs. W. C. Howell & Co. sole agents for the sale of tlie world-renowned Singer Sewing Machine for tlie county of Eos Angeles, with headquarters at the city of U>s Angeles, and take pleasure In recommending them to our customers ns gentlemen who thoroughly understand their business and will devote all theirtiinc and attention to the requirements of every putron of the " Singer " THE SINGER MFG. CO. Per Rout. 11. Gatks, Oenl. Agent Pacific Const. Office—los Kearney St., San Francisco. de 4 lw NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Rooms and Board AT THF. KIMBALL MANSION, INow ISi-li Street. NEAR THE CONGREGATION AL Church, Fine, large, well tarnished suites and single rooms, with ail modern Improvements Mini a first-class table. The House Is BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED on high ground ami commands a charming view of mountain and valley. nvV-fi-lf BACKMAN HOUSE. NEW, COMPLETE AND ELEGANT. MRS. BACKMAN HAS LEASED THE ENTIRE SECOND and third stories #f the Petty A 111 ley Block, Nos. M,9J and 10, Main street, and Will there conduct a llrst-class Hotel. THE SUITES AND SINGLE ROOMS Are unsurpassed in the city—well ventilated, newly furnished, supplied with spring mat trassefl and in every way complete. FAMILIES AND SINGLE GENTLEMEN Supplied with the best accommodations in board and lodging. DAY HOAKDintS Taken at the usual rates. TIIK TAHLE Provided with the best the market affords. The traveling public and others will here find ai i i lie comforts oi a home. nv23 i f WANTS-LOST-FOUND. PERSONAL. I M. will please address "A." Herald Office, appointing n time and place for meeting, to arrange about room, decll-'it* A MAN AND WlFE,(Americans) firstolass . j\. Cooks, are open to an engagement to cook in country hold, boarding house, or al sonic works lor a crew of men. City hotels oblcctionable. Address COOK, declo-8t» This otiice. LET—Double and single rooms, furnlsh- JL_ cd. Call at No. 2, Heaudry Terrace. itS-1 w D OOMS.- • FAMILY and Single Rooms rt with board at Col. Peel's on Spring st. noy lotf SITUATION WANTED, a LADY wish es a situation sm WET-NURSE. Can he seen at No. 11, east side of Plata. dl-lw* WANTED. -FIRST-CLASS HANDS at the Eastern Dress-Making Rooms, cor ner Los Angeles and Commercial streets. nov3s-lm FOR SALE AND KENT.—A house of six rooms to rent and furniture for sale. In quire ol I. I!. FURGUSON, Corner of Court ami Spilng Sts. decl-1 w BOAKD, with tarnished rooms in a pleas ant location in a private family, 3 min utes walk from Post office. Gentlemen and their wives preferred. Enquire next bouse south of Synagogue. novDtf A FLORENCE SEWING MACHINE FOR Sale, as Rood as new, for Inquire at novftdAwtr 210 Main Btreet. WANTED, -in PURCHASE a second band bedroom anil parlor set. Address novM-gW* N. N., Herald Otiice. COR SALE.-I'ONKY PH.ETON. • Inquire NOYEW A* DURFEE. nov2B-lw] ANEW WILCOX A GIBBS SEWING Ma chine for sale al 25per cent, less than cash price. Inquire at this office. novlOif SOUND APPLES AND PEAKS, BY THE TON, at the Alden Fruit Preserving Fac tory, GEO. ii. DAVIS. FOR SALE-FOR RENT. Mules For Sale. TWENTY-ONE Large Young American Mules for sale by S. 1,. KINO, decS-lm* One mile East of Orange. Bee Ranch For Sale. IjVJR SALE.—Oneof the best and most eon j venlently located Bee Ranches in lint county, well stocked and provided with all necessary buildings. Apply at this office. novL'ltf icoit salk. Cottage Photograph Rooms. HAVING other business that will require all my time after the Ist ol March, 1 of fer for sale the above Rooms, Instruments, Stock, good will Ac, Cheap. Now doing a good paying business. .lust the tiling for a young man of small capital. Will If required give instructions in the art till above time. The room has enough stock when worked up, lo amount to the price asked for the whole. For other particulars, enquire of ADDIS, de< 9-lni At the Rooms Almond Trees. If\£ \£\ LANGIUEI >OC ALMOND Trci s j\/Vy\ / averaging seven feet high, for sale, on Flgueroa street, 2'j miles south of PostoHice. Price S3O per hundred, or £5 per dozen. Also, 1,000 Orange Trees Four years old; and Pepper trees two years old, ten feet high, al ten dollars per hundred, or eight for one dollar. .1. M. STEWART. Los Angeles, Dec. 4th, 1874. lin MISCELLANEOUS. Assessment Notice. nRANGE COOPERATIVE COMPANY \JT of Ixis Angeles—Location of Principal place of business: Los Angeles, California. Notice la hereby given that at a meeting or the Directors held in this city on tlie 31sl day of July, 1874, an assessment (No. 1) of FIVE DOLLARS PER SHARE was levied upon the Capital Stock of said Company, payable m v. kiu.vtei.y, in United States gold coin, to tlie Secretary, at the office of the Company, No. 11 lemple Block, Los Angeles, California. Any stock upon which this Assessment shall re main unpaid on the Ist day of September, 1874, will lie declared delinquent and advertised for sale at public auction, and unless payment is made belore, will be sold on the 16th day of September, 1874, To pay delinquent assessment, together Willi cosi of advertising aud expense of sale. By order of tlie Hoard. L. M. HOLT, Secretary. Oflice: No. 11 Temple Block, Los Angeles, California. Dated July 81, 1«74. Again Postponed. At a regular meeting of the Hoard, held De cember 4th, 1574, the time at which the pay ment of the above assessment became delin quent, was again postponed to January 2d, 1818. L. M. HOLT, declOtf Secretary. Notice of Dissolution of Partnership. THE Real Estate business heretofore exist ing between Chambcrlin A Bancroft, Is hereby dissolved by mutual consent. O. A. Bancroft assumes all debts owed by tile late Arm, and will collect all dues. C. F. CHAM BERLIN. declO-lm C. A. BANCROFT. Castac Mining Company. ALL Persons holding claims against this Company, are requested to present the same to the Secretary who will pay them in stanter. v. £ peel, uovmr Secretary.