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New Barber Shop, No. 1, Temple
Street, near Spring. Shaving 15cts,
Hair Cutting 25cts; no extra charge
Barron, Wilms & Adams.
F. It. Girard, general agent and
business manager for tho woll
known music house of Sherman,
Hyde & Co., San Francisco, will
spend a week In this city. Those
who wish to buy a Weber piano or
an Estey or Standard organ can ad
dress him care of Uphum & Hue,
local agents, Los Angeles. Mr.
Girard will sell on Sit) and S2O in
stallments per month. apT-lw
1 ofler my stock of doors, sashes,
etc., at the following reduced pri
Bxlo Si 35
oxl2 1 50
oxl3 1 C 5
13x12 1 05
10x11 1 75
10x10 2 25
15x28 2 75
15x32 3 00
15x30 3 35
15x40 3 50
Other sizes in proportion.
2.616.8x1 itich $1 «0
3.0x0.0x1}, moulded 1 00
2.8x0.8x1) " 2 12
2.8x0.8x1i " 2 25
2.10x6.10x1) " 250
3x7xli " 2 75
Every other size In proportion.
Also great reduction in paints, oils
and glass, at No. 28 Los Angeles
street, under the White House.
The Ladies' Oyster Rooms, Re
quena street, near Main, opposite
the United States Hotel, are again
opened to the ladies and will be
carried on in a strictly respectable
way, so that all ladies, with or
without escorts, may feel at ease
and receive prompt anil respectful
attention. Oysters in every style,
shrimps, tea, oof Tee, etc., constantly
nn hand. Joe Bayer.
oct 4 tf
The nicest aud prettiest line of
men's and boys' clothing that lias
been seen In Los Angeles is just
received at Meyerstein's, 49 Main
street, next door to tho Bank. 'Jail
00 to McKenzie's, 129 Main
itreet, Ponet block, for the finest
domestic and imported liquors and
wines, by the bottle or on draught.
The purity of these wines ami li
quors is guaranteed, and McKen
zie's host of customers testify
unanimously as to their merit. j:itf
Joe Bayer, of Congress Hall, lias
Just received a consignment of
Humboldt lager beer. It is a su
perb articloaud cannot bo excelled
%% a draught beer. Oysters,
shrimps, hot und cold lunches of all
kinds, constantly on hand. Give
him a call. Corner Main and Re
quena streets, opposite the IJ. S.
Drawing across tbe lips, desiring"
un acquaintance; twisting In the
left hand, I wish to be rid of you;
winding it around the third linger,
I am married; winding it around
(he forefinger, I am engaged; plac
ing it on the right ear, how you
have changed; taking It by tho
center, you are most too willing;
drawing across the forehead, look,
we are watched; putting it In the
pocket, no more love at present;
letting it. remain on the eyes, you
are so cruel; opposite corners in
both bauds, tlo wait for me; twist
ing it in the right hand, I love an
other; drawing it through the
bands, I halo you; letting it reston
the right cheek, yes; letting it rest
on the left cheek, no; twirling it in
both bands, indifference; drawing
across the eyes, I am sorry; thaw
ing across the cheek, 1 love you;
folding It, I wish lo speak with
you; dropping, we will be friends;
over the shoulder, follow me; rub
bing the end of the nose, meet me
at the Ladies' Candy Store, No.
II Spring street. 10-lw
For all kinds of tents, wagon
covers and awnings, go to John
Shaffer, No. 08 Alameda street, op
posite Sisters' School. Ho sells
und sews all kinds of canvas
cheaper than any one in Los An
geles or Sau Francisco, by hand or
machine. Second hand tents
bought und sold or to rent. ft3tf
Call on Caroline 0. Burton, at
No. 148 Main street, proprietress of
the Ladies' Hair Dressing Estab
lishment. She makes braids, curls
and waterfalls at the shortest no
tice. Tangled hair straightened
and made up into any shape, Per
fumeries of the finest quality al
ways on hand. oct4-lm-cod.
Meyerstein, 49 Main street, is now
receiving his Spring stock. They
are indeed the prettiest goods
ever brought to this market, and
the prices are far below any that
we have heard. To convince them
selves wo advise those wishing to
purchase to givo Mr. Meyerstein a
City Bill Poster.
M. Engel, bill poster and distrib
uter. All kinds of advertising
dove at reasonable rates. Controls
all the best aud most prominent
bulletin bill boards. Olnce, No. 3
Market street. ap26tf
Theßu9sian Electric Baths of R.
Hughes and Wife oro located at No.
15 Main street, opposite the Pico
House. Gentleman and la
dies will be waited upon by persons
of their own sex. uovlttf
Genuine Marrran's Burton Pale
Ale ou draught at McKenzle ; s.
Do not fail to go and see the nt
stock of drygoods, clothing, boots
and shoes which has just been
opened and aro selling lower than
ever at Meyerstein's, 49 Main street,
next to tho Bank. mrOml
Fulton's mineral water is sold at
Meriam's, Central Block, Spring
street. aprll 12-lw.
Genuine Napa soda at Mc-
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WAR DEPARTMENT, SIGNAL SERVICE,
U. S. ARMY.
Division of Telegram! anil Reports for
tho benefit of Commerce and Agriculture.
Report of observations taken at l.os An
geles, Pal., April I", 1878.
Maximum Thermometer, (3
Minimum " 48.
.1. M. FbAZTTSE, Observer.
Council meets In regular session
Street cars run every thirty min
utes lo Agricultural Park.
General Banning left for San
Don't fail lo see Unit base hall
first part at Wood's Opera House.
Fresh salmon au I shrimp at Oil
stott's flsll market, Spring street,
near First, this afternoon.
A slight hail storm is reported as
having occurred between here and
Anaheim on Tuesday.
To-day being Holy Thursday,
there will be services peculiar to the
occasion at. both the Catholic and
Mr. Broott*i of Ventura, one of
the counsel for the men arraigned
for the murder of T. Wallace More,
is registered at the St. Charles.
Capt. Moore informs us that the
passenger business of the S. I*. R.
R. between Los Angeles and San
Francisco is largely on tho increase.
There will boa theatrical enter*
talnmeut, under the direction of
MissThecla Maehl, at Turnvereiti
Hall on Sunday evening next.
Lovers of dancing should hear in
mind the ball of Division No. 1, A.
O. H., which takes place at Turn
verein Hail on Easter Monday
The Congregational Church so
cial at lhe residence of Mr. J. A.
Barrows, Jefferson slreet, last
night, was largely attended and
was a most delightful gathering.
Manuel Mlrsndo, charged with
embezzlement, was examined be
fore Jndgn Peel yesterday morning
and dismissed, the complainant
having failed to make out his
The alarm of lire about 9 o'clock
last night was caused by the burn
ing of a pile of brush in the rear of
Mayor MacDougull's house, on San
Herr Amand'uoegg, iho distin
guished German Liberal, delivered
his lecture on Australia last night,
atTurtivereln Hall, to an intelli
Mr. Charles J. FuX, of San Diego,
one of tiie engiuocrs employed in
tho survey of Ibe Texas-Pacific
Railway lour years ago, is paying
Los Angeles a visit and is slopping
at the St. Charles Hotel.
At a meeting of the Anaheim
Water Company on Saturday last,
Messrs. Reiser, Langenberger,
Blmpau and Fischer were elected
Trustees. The two latter were
members of Ihe old Board.
We have received the April
number of the Southern California
Horticulturist. As usual, it is
filled with n great amount of mat
ter, original and selected, of inter
est In the horticulturist ami the
general reader as well.
Picnic grounds for churches and
schools can be had at Agricultural
Ranch advertises in our New To-
Day for sheep on shares. He lias a
first-class range and plenty of
water. Communications intended
for him should he addressed to
"Ranob," Hekaj.u otlice.
Our Eastern visitors who have
spent tlio winter iv Lot Angeles
ore beginning to wing their way
home. They all express them
selves delighted with Los Angeles
and will come agaiu. A party of
six left for Washington, D. C, yes
The period of grace dining which
grain was admitted into the North
ern States of Mexico free of duty
has expired. At least ono of our
Los Angeles firms took udvantage
ot the concession. The Messrs.
Hellman, Haas & Co. loaded two
schooners with grain and dis
patched them to Mexico in the
i Ick of time.
To pass a pleasant Sunday go to
the race track.
A lady yesterday sought to in
terest one of our attorneys in a
laud case. The limb of tho law
asked lier if she had a patent to
the land in question. She replied
that she had; that her husband
had sent her one. Ho then re
quested her to go and get it. She
returned in a short time witli a
legal looking document which tbe
lawyer, on unfolding, found to be a
duly attested decree of divorce! It
was some years old, aud she had
been saving It up as an Indefeasi
ble muniment of title to her prop
Every body is well treated at
Wood's Opera House.
Ono of tho representatives at
Washington of the interests of San
Diego — Capt. Sherman — writes
that the Texas-Pacific hill is cer
tain to pass tlio Senate and that Its
friends think it will pass the
House. This is, of course, only
Capt. Sherman's individual opin
leu. Tho important part of his
communication, both to those who
hopo tho hill will pass and those
who think It will fall, ll the state
ment that action will he had upon
it as soon as Col. Scott goes on to
Washington from Philadelphia, an
event which will not bo likely to
be long delayed. We shall then
know just what we are to expect In
transcontinental railway matters.
A gnat ileal has been s.ihl about
the credit due in the More casein
columns of the daily papers. In
justice to those who really are en
titled to the credit iv the case, and
for the purpose of carrying out the
ends of justice, we refraiu from
making any further comments
upon tho matter until the case is
fully concluded. The arrests of all
tile guilty parties were made hy
tbo sheriff of Ventura and his stall",
but tho details of the detective
work will be made known upon
the conclusion of the ca^e.
Under the Goodwin bill, which
has been approved by Iho Gov
ernor, 8- State's Prison birds will
shortly be set free. Among the
lumber we find the names of the
following Aogelefios: Manueli au
Indian, 10 years, manslaughter;
Anton Acker, S years, burglary;
Jose" del Lugo, 6 years, man
slaughter; Dolores lluiz, 5 years,
grand larceny; Marcus Lav In, 5
years, grand larceny; Ygule La
gour, 8 years, rape; J. T. Lambert,
Between eleven and twelve
o'clock last night Confidence En
gine Company No. 2 wero notified
that a frame bouse On Twelfth
street, near Olive, was on liro. On
proceeding to the ground they
found I hat, owing to lack of water,
they could be of no service and re
turned to their engine house. Our
informant was unable to give us
any particulars iv regard to I lie
Col. Scott, of tbe Governor's
stall", paid a second visit to the Los
Angeles Guards last evening and
put the company through a lively
drill for about an hour on Los An
geles street. He expresses tile
highest satisfaction with the man
ner iv which the boys acquitted
themselves, anil says he will use
every effort to have the company
Mr. D. Halady, who has been
paying quite an extended visit to
bis brother-in-law, Councilman
Green, left yesterday for his home
at Batavia, Illinois, Mr. Halady,
during his stay here, bought a farm
in the Gospel Swamp region and,
as soon us he can settle up his busi
ness East, will probably return and
commence the manufacture of his
famous wind-mills in this cily.
Considerable stock will be
brought into Los Angeles from
Lower California this season. A
band of live hundred head of
homed cattle wilt arrive in a few
days. It is a fact not generally
known, hut there Is quite a scarcity
of beef cattle all over the Stato this
year which will put money in tlio
pockets of the Lower California
The finest picnic grounds, base
ball) swings, horizontal liars, in
Southern California are at Agri
The Appointment of the New Super
The Anaheim Gazelle says: We
are credibly informed that Judge
Stephens did appoint Mr. J. D.
Ott, upon the receipt of a regular
notice from A. W. Potts, ex-0111010
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.
With regard lo the appointment
the people havo nothing to say or
complain of. The manner in which
it was made carries with it the
savor at least of indecent
haste. The people of t tie
whole district—those on this
side of the river as well as on
the other —were the electors of Mr.
Spurgeon as Supervisor, and are
certainly as much interested in the
appointment of Ids successor as
they were in his election, and
whllo it is, without doubt, the
strict letter of the law for the Coun
ty Judge to make the appointment
to fill a vacaucy in the Board, it is
also usage as well as courtesy lo
give tlio residents in the district nn
opportunity to express their prefer
Judge Stephens is exonerated
from any real blame In the matter
by reason of the fast that lie was,
at tlie time the notification was
brought to him, sick at home, aud
thinking that the appointment of
Mr. Ott Would bo acceptable to the
district ut large, he made the ap
pointment directly in order to save
himself tho annoyance of petitions
ni*iflet Hones Bsrtn.vsPA,
Wednesday, April 17th.
Hollenbeok vs. Wright—Demur
rer submitted; one day tolile poinfs
County 4:nlirf STSfBBKB, J.
Wednesday, April 17,
G. E. Long, Assignee, vs. Jacob
Strelitz —On trial.
Tylor vs. Thompson—Motion for
new trial set for the 22d lust, at 2
Probftto Court BSIMBMtJ.
Wednesday, April 17.
Guardianship of Robert Ruins et
al—Letters of administration grant
ed to Merced W. de Carrillo: bond
■8,000 t° each of the minors viz:
Robert Rains, John L. Rains and
Fannie V. Rains.
A young man was arrested in a
New Jersey town, a few days ago,
on the charge of carrying concealed
weapons. On searching his per
son, a bowia knife was found in
each boot leg, a seveu shooter in
his hip pocket, a slung shot In ills
coat pocket, a cavalry sword slid
down his back, a "billy" in each
conttail pocket, and a dagger up
each coat sleeve. That was all.
He was discharged when lie ex
plained that he was on his way to
Princeton College to enter (he
Freshman class, and had merely
taken some precautions to protect
himself from the attacks of the
Home Industry League.
A largo number of business men
and other citizens were present at
the adjourned meeting of the Home
Industry League at the County
Court room last evening.
Tho meeting was called to order
by President Hazard.
Minutfs of last meeting read and (
The chairman announced tho fol- |
lowing Executive Committee: j
Messrs. E. H. Workman, O. H.
Bliss, C. W. Gibson, J. It. Briefly, <
A. H. Denker. <
On motion the nominations were '
unanimously confirmed, i
The secretary read the following
I.os A nobles, Tuesday, i
Apill 10th, IS7B. /
J, J. Ay Kits — Sir: —One of the 1
Executive Committee of the socie- '
ty formed in this city for the pro- '
motion and encouragement of s
home industry, of Which you are
tho Secretary, invited me to be '
preseut at your meeting of next
Wednesday evening. I am sorry
to say that other business on that 1
evening, which cannot be delayed :
or neglected, will prevent my at- J
tendance. 1 therefore hope that '
you will grant a small space lv '
your valuable paper for an humble '
citizen lo give expression to his '
views on a subject which Is of such
vital importance. Whilst I tlepre- J
eate any steps taken by any politi- '
cal party to engraft upon such a '
league a set of resolutions relating
to the i.on-employment of Chinese '
or otherwise, as it is necessary that
such a society should be entirely
free from all connection with poli
tical organixatlons so that every
individual, independent of party,
could give it his support, still I am
in favor of any steps that may be t
taken by your Society to benefit I
the home producer and encourage .
the home manufacturer, as I be
lieve the importation of manufac
tured articles is a drawback to the I
prosperity and advancement of our
fair city. |
Being a manufacturer of car- ,
rlages and wagons for several 4
yours, in this place, I have had oc- ,
oaslon, from time to time, to suit a »
certain class of customers, and <
also, as an offset to Importers who 1
aro not manufacturers, to import 1
the Mitchell Wagon in order to (
protect my business. I pay for 2} ,
in. thimble $102.00 cash in San ,
Francisco, $16.00 for freight and 1
SI.OO drayage, making iv all |
$119.00. There are other brands ,
sold in this cily for $11000, audit ,
is a matter of the greatest wonder ,
to me how men, who are not man- 1
ufaoturers, and who, in all proba- ,
bility, buy on credit, can afford to I
sell for such a sum. I fear that the j
manufacturers of such wagons, or ,
their agents, will come out at the j
little end of the horn if they con- |
tluue to do business tn such a man- |
ner. It may be, for aught I know, ,
a combined effort on the part of ,
Eastern manufacturers and their .
agents to crush out manufacturers j
in this place; but however that ,
may be, I, for one, shall do all that j
I can to encourage home industry, |
aud as a proof of my sincerity ]
shall, from this lime forward, dis- :
continue the Importation of East- ,
0111 manufactured articles.
Louis Bobdeb. .
On motion of Juilgo Peel, the
letter was filed.
On motion of Mr. Graham, tho 1
League tendered Mr. Boeder a vote
of thanks. <
Mr. Rlvarra moved that the press '
of the city he requested to advocate <
the establishment of paper mills 1
and tanneries in this city.
In support of his motion, lie '
stated that he had had some expe- 1
rienco iv the manufacture of paper 1
and that ho knew there were 1
enough rags and oltl paper wasted
lv this city to Keep a small paper
mill iv operation.
He was followed by Mr. Work- ;
man, who took tho ground tiiat if
the bides which are now sent away 1
from this county were tanned here, 1
it would give full employment to a 1
tannery and that the leather would '
meet with ready sale. For himself,
ho would say that he would gladly ■
patronize such a home institution.
Mr. Briefly gave a very flatter
ing account of tho manufacture of
paper at Saratoga, Santa Clara
couuty. He said that when Mr,
Walker tirst talked of starting his
enterprise for the manufacture of
paper from cactus, tbe Santa Clara
paper manufacturers sent down
here and secured a refusal of the
Eagle mill site, thus forestalling
Mr. Walker, wdio was thereby
comptllet] to build his mill at Sol
edad and sell the pulp manufac
tured by him to them.
In regard to woolen manufac
tures, Mr, Strelitz stated that,
siuce he has been iv business here,
he has imported fully $75,000
worth of such cloths as ought to
be manufactured here. He moved
that the Chair appoint a commit
tee of three to call upon tbe pres
ent owners of the woolen mill
property aud ascertain if an ar
rangement could not be made lo
re-coniiiieuce the manufacture of
casimers aud similar cloths.
Considerable discussion was bad
upon this (juestiuu, Judge Peel
taking the ground that such mat
ters were not within tho province
of the League, hut he thought if
10,000 of the lieople of Los Angeles
couuty were to bind themselves to
purchase the goods manufactured,
that the present owners or some
one else would start the woolen
Mr. Brierly referred to tho San
Jos<s woolen mills, which had been
iv existence eleven years, tho stock
■of which was vow selling at a pre
mium, us an instance of what
could be done by a company whose
manufactures were suited to the
Mr. W. M. Moore suggested that
it would be well to instruct the
, committee to ascertain the amount
. of water power, price of mill, etc.,
Iso as lo be able to answer Intelli
: gently any questions that may be
I asked by uny one desiring informa
tion on the subject.
Mr. Strelitz's motion was then
adopted and the Chair appointed
1 Messrs. Strelitz, Robinson and
1 Gravel said committee.
I The following letter, received by
■ Mr. Hazard, in regard to the stand
-1 ing of Los Angeles cured bacon in
1 Arizona, was then read by the Sec
j rotary 1
1 Los Anoej.es, April 17, 1878.
> H. T. HARASS, Esq , Dear Sir:
. In reply to your query in regard
- to Los Angeles couuty bacon, I
> would say I have been meroban
-1 dlziug in Arizona most of the time
r since 1808, and at all times "Monte
t Bacon" —as we term all bacon put
•up here —has had a preference over
any other that goes to the Arizona
market, among the miners, I have
sold much more Eastern bacon and
hams than I have of any other, be
cause we can usually buy iv Sau
Francisco cheaper than hero and
we can lay it down ut four cents
freight at Hardyvllie, while it can
not be freighted overland for less
than six to eight cents from here.
Since tho railroad to Yuma you
should be able to lay down bacon
from here at less freight than from
Monte bacon, such as used to be
put vi) by Bennett, will sell more
readily with US than best Chicago
breakfast, and Keeps quite as well.
We havo never lost a pound. Ba
con put up here, if furnished our
country at samo price would super
cede any and all other.
For common trade light bacon
Yours, etc., A. E. Davis,
Of Davis & Randall, of Mineral
Park, A. T.
Judge Peel moved that the Exec
utive Committee bo authorized to
employ an active man to canvass
the county for the purpose of tlis-
Bemenating the objects of the
League ami securing tho active as
sistance of all who sympathize In
the movement. Adopted.
Mr. Rlvarra moved that the Ex
ecutive Committee be Instructed to
send circulars setting forth the ob
jects of tbe League to the various
counties In Southern California and
asking the cooperation of their
people In this movement. Adopt
On motion of Mr. Ayers a recces
of ten minutes was taken to afford
all present an opportunity to sign
the pledge of ttie League.
About one hundred persons slgntd
The Santa Ana Irrigating Ditch.
We clip the following descrip
tion of the irrigating ditch, now
being built by the Santa Ana
Water Company, from I lie lei ter of
"Corydoo," published in the Ana
heim Gazette at April 17th:
The ditch ia 15 miles long aud 10
feet wide on the bottom through
out its entire length. The grade is
45 inches to tho mile and the water
will have a velocity of 3J leet per
second. It Is Intended that the
ditch shall convey to the plains
below 0,000 iin.' 11mm of water,miner's
measurement, filling it to a depth
of 3 feet, which is within 8 inches
of its full capacity Wherever a
wash from the hills comes iv con
tact with the ditch, a culvert has
been substantially constructed,
either of stone or indestructible
redwood. Altogether there are 8
wooden culverts, 7 stnno culverts, 7
bridges, 2 sand gates and 2 water
gates. The ditch has been made as
Btraigbt as possible, and iv several
instances has been blasted through
solid rocit. Some of this rock was
so tenacious that it required 23
pounds of powder at one blast lo
force it asunder. The tunnels are
Splendid pieces of workmanship,
and extort praises from all who in
spect them. The short tunnel is 2 12
feet in length, and tile long 0ne097,
making 909 teet of tunneling alto
gether. The tunnels are heavily
timbered overhead Willi redwood
lumber, the walls are lined with
2-inch planking aud the bottom
covered with flooring an inch in
thickness. Across tho bottom
stretchers are placed every 3 feet,
and every precaution taken to In
sure durability. The whole cost of
these tunnels amounts to 50,500.
Between these two tunnels, a wash
comes down tlio hills, from which
tho ditch is protected by a stone
culvert 80 feet In length. The lower
end of Ihe larger tunnel opens out
near the old reservoir belonging to
the former ditch company. Here
there is a tract of land consisting
of 27 acres, which the SintaAna
Company have purchased and In
tend to sell for tbo sites of manu
factories, And, indeed, 1 ,1 know of
no place in all Southern California
so well adapted for manufacturing
purposes as this. From the end of
the tunnel to the plains below is a
fall of 50 feet, and 0,000 inches
of water, let down by means
of "drops," will afford a splendid
water power, capable of running
six good sized manufactories. Work
was commenced on the ditch on
the 19th of last October, since
which time 150 white men and
Chinamen, and from tifly to sixty
horses antl mules havo been con
tinually employed. At the present
time there aro about seventy-live
white laborers and lifty Chinamen
working for the company ami about
60 horses are being used. When
completed, the entire ditch includ
ing the tunnels, will cost some
thing over $40,000, and bo capable
of irrigating 20,000 acres of land.
The company building this dilch
is known as lhe Santa Ana Valley
Irrigation Company. It is incor
raled, aud its affaire regulated by
a Board of Directors elected by the
stock holders, who generally are
farmers through whose lands the
ditch passes, or whose lands the
water carried In the ditch will irri
gate. As a consequence of this no
"jobs" have been put up, or shoddy
contracts effected, but the work has
been caiefully planned ami honest
ly executed. The Board of Direct
ors consists of A. B. Clark, the
president, J. W. Anderson, the
secretary, James Huntington,Dr. 10.
F. Greenleaf, W. A. McClay, and
Nathan Fletcher. The officers in
charge of tbe construction of the
ditcli are 0. C. Miller, chief engin
eer, and Ct. O. Newman, superin
tendent, whoso names I have al
ready hail occasion to mention, J.
Btlne, head foreman anil A. J. San
ders, chief Carpenter. The stock
of the company is divided into 20,
--000 shares, lhe .par value of which
is $5 per share. It was the inten
tion, at first, to throw this stock
on the market, but this was found
to be unnecessary, as those parties
who were most deeply interested
in the success of the ditch could
easily take all the stock them
selves. Each share of stock enti
tles its holder to the privilege of
irrigating one aero of land. It is
expected that this stock will pay
dividends iv the future. The ditch
will bo completed about the first of
May, at which time a barbecue and
dinner will bo given hy tlio direct
ors to the friends of this enterprise,
and a jolly time is expected.
Grand Necktie Party.
A necktie party ami strawberry
festival will be given by tbe young
folks of Venon District for the pur
pose of raising funds to purchase an
organ, at the school house, on Fri
day evening, April 11), at 7 o'clock.
Charades, neckties, guess-cake and
picture gallery, on the occasion.
All persons desiring to spend a
pleasant evening should not fail to
be on hand. No charge at tho
door. Everybody cordially invited.