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WEDNESDAY MAY 29, 1878 Herald Steam Printing House. The Herald Sleam Printing House Is not surpassed by any Job Printing office on the Paclflo Coast, outside of Sau Fran olsco, In facilities for doing Job work Low prices, good work and expedition may be relied upon at this offlce. The Best Atitude for a Republic. It gives us an inexpressible pleasure to note that tha Demo cratic House of Representatives has Inflexibly declared against a stand log army of twenty-five thousand men for the United States. There is one dream that ought to lie dear to the devotees of a Republic, at least, and that is that ■'parliament of mankind and confederation of the world" which have been tbe as piration of liberal men since the iron shackles of rank and privilege were first broken by the French Revolution. If the United States depends to-day for its pre-eminence on either its army or navy it should occupy a forty-third rank amongst the nations of the earth. Its navy—although tbe Republican party has ostensibly spent nearly half a billion upon it since the war —nearly five hundred million dol lars—to-day counts for nothing. Of the six so-called first-class frigates which compose the top sawyers of tbis Republican contri bution to our national status, only one can be trusted out of harbor with the certainty that it won't sink before the next harbor of refuge is reached. As to their abil ity to cope with the spleudidly ap pointed and perfectly built vessels of England, or any other first-class power, it is not to be thought of for a moment. The first thunder of a hostile naval artillery would send the American navy to D.tvy Jones's locker Instanter. In oue sense we are sorry for this and in another not. Considering the amount of money the Republican party has nominally spent on the American navy it is lamentable that we should not, from a marine otand point, at least, find ourselves armed cap-a-pie against the worid. The Republican party, instead of the loyal service aud good work for which we have so liberally paid,has pieferred, while acquitting Itself of an infinite amount of caut of a super fine cast, to sink tlie money spent on the American navy into the pockets of its parisites rather than into those loyal hearts of oak, with iron iucrustmcut, which have formed the glory of the American and English navies, the former in the old days, the latter lv the preseut. Nevertheless we are uot sorry that our navy is as helpless as it is to-day. It mikes mure broadly apparent the fact that this country depends for its recog nition abroad not on the amount of actual physical and dynamical forces it has ou water or in the field, but rather on that moral aud intellectual though intangible force which should form the chief claim of a Republic to the recogni tion of mankind. If we palter with a navy, however, with our liberal outlay., we should have a good one; but the day of navies has passeJ. The coagulated cor ruption which, under Republican administration of the govemmeut, has clogged our navy, is none the less deserving of the reprobation and loathing of honest men be cause a navy itself is not indispen sable. As to tlie army, what are the facts? We have to-day a regular army more than twice a3 large as that which existed prior to the war. With tlie exception of Alas ka, we do uot to-Jay own au inch of territory that we did not possess then. The sum total of the Re publican party's contribution to the domains of the Republic con sists of the territory of Alaska, for which Seward, a Republican Secre tary of State, paid $7,000,000, and which is not worth seven cents. It was bought to nflbrd the Republi can party another opportunity to show its innate lovj of corruption by the establishment aud protec tion of tbe Alaska Eur and Seal Company. But such as Alaska is, it is not garrisoned, aud it would be an iufaniy to station United States troops there as addenda to the schemes of a lot of corrupt speculators. Who can be of tho fact that s.'ttlemeut, railway exten sions and mining enterprises have muc'i abridged the extent of terri tory which has now to be guarded by troops of the United States? Whoso does not know this is cul pably not the inmate ot a lunatic asylum. Texts has to-day three limes the papulation which ■he had when the standing army of the United States consisted of only ten thousand men. This is so with New Mexi co, Arizona, Washington Territory, Montana, Dakota, and other Terri tories, ouly iv an infinitely greater rjtio. When the United States army ouly consisted of ten thous and enlisted men, it had, iv addi tion to guarding tlieso territories, to meet tlie whole people of Utah, then antagonized to the authorities of the United States, aud with the Mountain Meadow Massacre iv the immediate perspective. Yet It at tended to theirduty supremely well. The Republican kuack nf making tho very presence of Indian agents tbe pretence for Indian wars, was not understood; or, rather, wasdes pised by the straightforward Dem ocracy. The presence of Republi can Indian Agents in the Indian territories, like the presence of Re publican officials in the South, un der carpet-bag administration, was intended to stir up war, with its accompaniments of commissary corruption aud embezzlement. It is with a knowledge of these facts that we hall with special pleas that act of the Democratic House of Representatives which at ouce reduces the army to twenty thous and men,and turns over the Indian Bureau to tbe coutrol of the War Department. The officers of the army are, In tho main, gentlemen. There is nothing Mephistophelian about them. They will act iv good faith. Having to fight their way through Indian wars, they will uot unnecessarily foment them. All honor to the Democratic House of Representatives! They are beginning to realize that, by divine ordination even, the inno cence of the dove may be fitly as sociated with the wisdom of the serpent. A Republic should not posturize as a bully. Its voluuteer army aud navy, should emergency arise, will be amply sufficient to assert its majesty. Latent strength inspires respect. It is a noble thing, the poet assures us, to possess a giant's strength, but an iguoble tiling to use it like a giant. The Democratic "Bloody Shirt" The Republican party has rung all the changes ou this " bloody shirt" busiuess. As a consequence, it is perfectly natural that their opponents should now have an in uiug. As tbe Congressional elect ion approaches it is seen that the shoulders of the Democracy are ornamented by au ensanguined gar ment. It is a sort of John Zisca's skin, or " bloody shirt." It is the hide of'the American Republic, which was most barbarously peeled off in the last Presidential election, aud which the Democracy, follow ing tlie Bohemian precedent, may well convert into a resounding drum, whose notes sliall summon to the fray all lovers of constitu tional liberty. It is a deplorable thing indeed that a party which is in love with all forms of hyperbolic expression of devotion to Republi can iustitutious should, ut the first blow which menaced its possession of tlie flesh-pots of office, resort to the vulgar machinery by which Louis Napoleou Buonaparte—Na poleon the Little as Victor Hugo called him, the Augustulus to the Augustus of the First Empire trampled In the dust the elective machinery and tho liberties of the French people. The course of the Herald has been airaigned by a number of Republican journals iv this Hayes fraud business. Some of them have attempted a sickly humor thereat. We beg to remind them of the homely old proverb that "they laugh best who laugh last." We have heretofore dis trusted the Democratic majority in Congress. We have thought that they lacked vigor and the due pa triotic iuspiratiou. Their course in the Potter Investigation, in the re duction of the army and iv turning the Indian Bureau over to the War Department, convinces us that we were mistaken. They have ouly to tread it fearlessly to be certain of victory—a victory which shall again present the Republic as an energetic agent of popular opinion aud popular preference, Instead of a possible appanage for a General who contrasted him self with the first Napoleou and other great military leaders in that he required, as the condition of his success—confessed by himself—the "attiitiou" of overwhelmingly su perior numbers to succeed. The coming Congressional elections are destined to sound the knell to the hopes of those who look for and hope for a "Shoddy Empire" in the United States. Still runs around the press—tlie Republican press—tlie monotone that the Potter investigation is a fatal mistake. It is the first sign that there is some real vitality In the American nation. We are not all, hereafter, to be a sham, a phy lactery, a pharisaic embodiment of unreality and pretence. If this in quiry is faithfully acted upon it is a guarantee that the Democratic party means to win aud deserves to win. No people—especially no people like those of the United States—have any sympathy witli a namby-pamby parly. The favor of multitudes, like that of women, is courted by manliness, and uot by a nerveless abandon and au eunuch - like compliance. There are some people who don't under stand this fact. We are proud to say that we are not of tlie number. Henry Ward Beecuer is en route to Califoruia. Now let all tlie homely married women, of the Mrs. Tilton stripe, be kept strictly under lock aud key. "But soft, you now! The fair Ophelia!" Why, bless ns, the old man is about six ty-six, and not so daDgerous, after all. His mature charms, were the feminine married world never so libidinous, must be surely on the wane! Tbe Indianapolis Sentinel says: Beecber preaches the doctrine of no hell, but he did not come to that conclusion until nrter the Florida and Louisiana frauds had been committed. We Mould like to have Hayes's opinion of Beecher's theory about six mouths from now. LAST NIGHT'S NEWS. IHpecUl to the Herald by the Western Dillon Telegraph Company,l Pacific Coast News. Hie sjhsic.i S*esisval« San Francisco, May 28th.—The preparations for the Musical Festi val at the Mechanics' Pavilion are complete. A final rehearsal was held this morning at which a full chorus, including societies from the interior, was present. The rehears al passed oil' very well for a first at tempt. When all together the chorus numbers upwards ef 1,700, and the orchestra nearly two hun dred. In addition to the three days' programme heretofore pub lished it is announced that ou Sat urday afternoon there will be an en tertainment at wliich the children of tlie public schools, to the num ber of 12,000, who have been trained for the purpose, will take the place of the chorus, the other features of the concert remaining unchanged. Many visitors are reported at the hotels aud other places of accom modation and the rush for seats this morning was very brisk. Tlie exercises open at 2:30 i\ K. Tho Fesuiai Snccissftilly <«,••.., «i. San Francisco, May 28th.—The May Musical Festival opened this afternoon to n good though uot crowded audience. The chorus proved to be iv good training, tlie orchestra was well balanced and effective and the soloists performed their parts to the evident satisfac tion of the audience, Miss Anna Drasdil aud Myron M. Whitney being complimented with encores. The anvil chorus with the accompauiment of twen ty-seven anvils and ten pieces of artillery, was the feature of the af ternoon and was a decided success. The guns were fired by electricity and tlie discharges were in accu rate time. This feature of the per formance was loudly applauded and a repetition demanded and ac corded. The audience numbered about 5,000, which pretty well tilled the floor of the house, while the galleries were about half filled. Sau Frauclsco Mantels. San Francisco, May 23.—Flour quiet; city mills superfine S4:j©s; extra superfine j _ > . ".; baker's and family extra |6@o}; Oregon $53@5j. Wheat stagnant and quo tations nominal; Liverpool quoted two pence lower for choice; milling. $187J@190. Barley dull and un changed. Oats quiet; small sales of light feed at $1 SoQ,l 37J. Corn active and firm; sales large yel low S2; large white $2i. Hay dull; good wheat $15; fair Sl3; ordinary 512; fair wild oats SSJ. Potatoes Hrniei; newsßJ@L Wool dull and unchanged. lua-.ud asjiiini Iftveetlsa,ile>Bt. Stockton, May 28th.—The Paci fic Insane Asylum is undergoing investigation to-day at the hands of tbe authorities of th a Slate of Nevada. During the last mouth or two some of the newspapers of Nevada had a great many stories about the management of the asy lum iv which the Nevada insane are cared for under contract by Doc tors Langdon & Clark, This morning Hon. R. M.Dag gett, editor of the Territorial En terprise, of Virginia City, aud Dr. J. T. White, physician of tlie Corn stock, came to Stockton duly pro vided with authority from the State of Nevada to go through the insti tution from cellar to garret. This is what the proprietors of the asy lum have long asked for and the report nf the two gentlemen will be looked for with interest. FurtlflealluuH In Br] I tail Culnmbln. Victoria, B. C, May 28.—Col onel Crawu, commandant of the school of gunnery in Outario, has arrived to superintend the erection of fortifications for the protection of Esquimalt and Victoria. Young meu are volunteering for the artil lery service. I), st unite Flrr—rir< mnu In jured. Portland, Ogn., May 28.—Early this morning a lire broko out iv tha rear of the American Exchange Hotel and iv a short time partially consumed tlie building. A num ber of wooden buildings standing on the same block were partially destroyed and also the adjoining wharf. After a desperate fight the fire department finally gained the mastery. The loss will probably aggregate $12,000, partially cov ered by iusurance. During the tire one of tlie firemen named T. E. L. Logan fell through a skylight and sustained dangerous injuries. Latest Eastern News. Retiretueul tif Ureeub.iclta *n>2»]>« «l. Washington, May 28th.—The Senate lias passed without amend ment tho House bill to prohibit tlie Further retirement of United States legal teuder notes, yeas 41, nays 18. Tiic I'ri anient . it Tor Ucll7»burir. Washington, May 23.—The President and members of Ills Cab inet leave to-day fur Gettysburg. Tlie Tub.reo Tax. Washington, May 28.—1n the Senate McPherson submitted a resolution declaring that it is un wise and inexpedient for Congress, at the present session, to change the existing rate of tax on manu factured tobacco. He asked for present consideration of tlie resolu tion but objection was made by Withers and it was laid over. The Btlfarlmt nan UvMfrra'a. Mewatlase. Boston, May 28th.—The Ameri can Unitarian Association at tlie annual meeting to-day elected Htnry B. Kidden, President; W. 0. Bryant and Chas. A. Stevens Vice-Presidents, and Itev. W. It. Shippeu, Secretary. The financial condition of the Association was equal to that of previous years. Itev. Brook Hereford, of Chicago, delivered tlie annual address. The Araericau Congregational Association elected Samuel J. Kar ren President. The Secretary will undertake to raise $60,000 by the Ist of July to release the associa tion from present financial embar rassments. European Cable News. TUa Eastern Qtitnllou. London, May 28th.—Affairs at Constantinople begiu to look less dangerous. The advance of Rus sian cavalry ou Pirluli, which the Turks understood to be an attempt to seize Pirgos,w!th a view to com manding the road to Kayak, is now disavowed by Gen. Todleben. Gen. ShouvalofT, who ordered the occupation of Pirinji, is declared lo havo exceeded his authority and committed an indiscretion, Tlie Russians have withdrawn from Pirinji, aud Gen. Todleben is said to be exceedingly careful to prevent anything at this moment which would cause suspicion or create ir ritatiou. The withdrawal from I'riniji and the news from the Eu ropean capitals have so relieved tho previous tension that little or no fear is now entertained of acci dental collisions. Both the Rus sian and Turkish officers are in dulging in pleasure excursions and the work of repairing tlie fortifica tions is greatly relaxed. The invitations to the Congress issued by Germany state in eil'ect that the Congress will meet iv Berlin to discuss the treaty of San Stefuno. Correspondents at Paris and Vienna say that tlie good offi ces of Prince Bismarck have beeu largely instrumental in hringiug about this result without humilia tion lo Russia or risk to England, The Austrian and Hungarian delegations will meet this evening when Count Andrassy will submit a written explanation of the gov ernment's motives for availing it self of the 00,000,000 credit. it is expected that he will stale that Austria ouly prepares to take de fensive and preventive measures. luvltutlous not ycl Issiieil. Berlin, May £Bth.— Tbe reports tbat invitations to tho Cougress have already been dispatched to tlie powers are unfounded. Trie Ceuieimry or Vol tall e'a DeatU. Paris, May 28th.—The govern nieut refuses to sauctiou auy out door ceremonies ou the occasion of tlie hundredth anniversary of the death of Voltaire. The celebration will take place in the Gaito Thea tre next Thursday and a meeting will be held, over which Victor Hugo will preside. The opening address will be delivered by Spul ter, a member of the Chamber of Deputies. A discourse by Descha uel will follow. Theodore de Bau ville will read a poem aud Victor Hugo will close the proceedings with a speech. Courting Under Difficulties. (UrunswicU (Mo.) Times.) Thty were courting under diffi culties. It was in a room through which the members of the family "were continually passing to aud fro. "D.?ar Alice." he said, "I cannot longer labor uuder this sus—" (The old man appears.) •'—pension of banks is due to tlie unwise policy—" (Old gent passes on.) "I was going to say, my dear girl, that I linpo you will promise to be mine, and name an early day for the bonds —" (Old woman happens in.) —"should never be paid iv gold aloue." (Exit old girl.) "Name the happy day when I may call you my owu, for I cannot believe that you will think it pre—" (Old man slides in again.) " —sumption cannot be so eoou accomplished." (Tlie intruder retires.) "I say I can't believe you are en tirely Indifferent to me, but will soon grant me the privilege of call ing you wi—" (Old lady on deck.) "—ife giving the financial ques tion much study." (Old lady slides off.) "If you love mo just nod your head. Youatid, oh, one sweet kiss to seal it!—oue sweet—oh, hell!—" (Prospective father-in-law.) "according to eminent divines, is a myth, a superstition." (They were again left alone.) The old folks conclude that Alice is Eafe enough in the company of a young man who can talk nothing but linance and theology, and so relax tbeir vigilance. Grasshoppers in Montana. [From the Helena Herald. J Grasshoppers, iv various local ities, are reported hatched and hatching in myriads. In the grain sections of Meagher county, in the Prickly Pear Valley and elsewhere, the pests have shown their des tructive iustiucte, devouring the wheat and all kinds of young vege tation. Farmers are Hooding their fields and millions of tho insects are in this manner drowned or swept away. Other methods are adopted to combat the encroaching insects, tlie most ef fective, perhaps, being that of scat tering straw iv the line of ap proach, setting fire to the same and singeing tlie hoppers to a help less condition. Every product of the soil promises this year to find an active home demand, aud it is to be hoped that the farmers will exhaust every means iv their pow er to staud off an enemy active in dissipating the fruits of au impor tant industry. A man who has been much in terested in the cremation system said to his wife, "My dear, I wish you to remember that when the Lord calls me to my reward I de sired to he cremated, If a suitable furnace is accessible." "Yes, love," replied Ills spouse, "but when the Lord calls you I think he will pro ride for your buruing!" Tlie Eureka Republican says: "The first man I ever killed," said a quaint and unassumingcltizen in a Main slreet saloon the other night, "gave me more trouble to complete the job than I fouud lv the other tweuty - eight." The Eastern geutloman who was drinking at tlie bar put down his glass heavily and went out looking rather pale and startled. Then the boys chuckled and were satisfied. Thomas Howe, who faileil three years ago in New York, witli lia bilities of $294,564, has just paid ills creditors eleven-eighteenths of one per cent. One creditor gets four cents aud another nine ceuts. NEW TO-DAY. Workingmen's Mass Meeting. A Muss Meeting of tho Workingmen nnd Farmers will be held at MKIICftIJ THKATKK, on THURSDAY NIGHT next, to compel the candidates nominat ed to take tho Workingmen's State pledge. 2t COMMITTEE. NEW TO-DAY. Wanted. By a young married man, lately from tho East, a position of some kind. Is a good business man. Salary molerate. Reference given. Address Herbert, care American Cash Store, corner First and Spring streets. my29-lw In tho Probate Court In and for the County of Los An geles, Stute of California. IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF O. B. WILSON, Deceased. NOTICE Is hereby given by the under signed, executrix of tlie lust will aud testament of the said O. it. Wilson, deceased, to Iho creditors of and alt persons having claims agnlnsl the said deceasedto exhibit them, with the necessary vouchers, within four months from the first publication ot this notice, to the undesigned, at tho offlce of o*Mol vony A Trantum, attorneys at law, Stre iitz Block, Rooms 7 and 8, spring street, Los Angeles city, Cal. CATHERINE WILSON, Executrix. Los Angeles, May 28, 1873. my 29 I* Siierirs Sale. ■ inaldl 4 Co., Plaintiffs, vs J. O. Camp bell, Defendant. — Seventeenth Dis trict Court. TJutler aud by virtue of an execution, Issued out of the District Court of Iho Seventeenth Judicial District or the Stateof California, in and for the couniy of Los Angeles, to mo directed nnd de livered on the 20th day of May, A. D. 1878, lor a judgment rendered iv said Court on the 26ih day of Juno, A. D. IS7I, in favor of Rlnaldl <fc Co., plaintiffs, and against J. ii. CauiDbell, defendant, 1 have levied upon and shal I ou WEDNESDAY, tlie 19th DAY OF JUNE, A. D. 1878, At 12 o'clock m>, proceed to gelt at tlie Court House door, in the city and county of Los Angeles, Btate of Cali fornia, at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, lor cash In Unit ed States gold coin, to satisfy said Judg ment tor principal, costs, Interest and all accruing costs, all the right, title and luterest of defendant J. o. Campbell in and to the following described real estate, to wit: Block No. 01, Ord's survey of tho clly of Los Angeles, la the city of Lns Angeles, bounded by Ninth, Hill, Tenth and olive streets, in said city. Given under ray hand at Lot Angelas, this,2Sth day of May. A. D- IN7B. 11. M. MITCHELL. m29td sheriff. Picnic! Picnic! Picnic! 1' O 1 II TII ANNUAL PICNIC OF THE ■ THIRTY-EIGHTS ENGINE CO. NO. I, AT THK RACE TRACK, Agricultural Park, On Sunday, June 2d, 1878, THK LARGEST PROGRAM MX OF TUB SEASON. Grand Base Bali Match FOR A SILVER-MOUNTED BAT, lo bo competed for by Ihe AM ATEUR all 1 DAUNTLESS Rase Ball Clubs. *S~Prizo Dancing, Foot Racing, Sack Racing, Fat Man's Race, Donkey Race, loot Ball, Caichlng Greased Pi,r, Throw ing the Heavy Stone, Flize Jumping, uud Rulloon Ascension. VALUABLE PRIZES will be award .'d to ull successful competitors. A BEAUTIFUL PAVILION lm< been erected for JDAJSTGTISrGr. Music by Kalmbach's Brass Band. Grand Ball at Night. No means has been spared to make this the most enjoyable picnic of t ho season. ADMISSION, To all Partsof the Grounds, - - - COcts. Ladies Free. my2Ttd AGRICULTURAL PARK. CJOCIETIES, CHURCHES, CLUBS ami (O PRIVATE PARTIES will And It to their advantage to look at these beauti ful grounds before making arrangements elsewhere. For PIC-NIC GROUNDS It has no equal In the State. A NEW DANCING PAVILION, One of the largest In the State, Just com pleted. Fine groves, beautiful lawns, Base Ball grounds, Croquet grounds, swings for not,llea and children, hori zontal bars, in fact everything has beeu built and put In the finest order. No time, trouble or expense has been spared to make It the great pleasure resort ol Los Angeles. Thefluestdrive out of the city. Street Cars run to the grounds every 21 minutes for all PJoknioi. H. J. wood, mli-if Proprietor. EEMOYAL. POLABKI GOODWIN Have removed to No. 17 MAIN STREET, under Iho Lafayette Holol,totho store formerly occupied by Ihe Imporlunt clothing store, where they will remain until their store at the corner of Commer cial and Main streets Is refitted, a'lo-lm For Hale at a Bargain. 1«M ACRES of choice agricultural laud, pa.it mesa and the other bottom or sandy loam, ncur Fultou's famous Sul phur Wells, one mile from Railroad De pot, all under n new board fence. 1 will sell half or all, either half being part mesa or orchard laud, susceptible of us high state of Improvement as any In the State. Oneof the finest arteslon wells in the counlry, with a fountain nlno feet above Ihe surface of the ground, which may be used as an ornamental fountain and at the same time be used as a motive power, as well as lor Irrigation. A young orchard, barn, dwelling, etc.; nnd I will fell farming Implements, house, furni ture, elc, If desired. Address, H, RAMIIOZ, my2olf Norwalk P. O. Rubottom Ranch for Sale. This valuable property, containing EIUIITY-SIX ACRES, one of the most eligible to Investors lv Southern Califor nia, la lor sale. Uood title nnd abund ance of water. Ills in the heart of the beautiful and productive San .lose Val ley, thirty miles from Los Angeles. Hotel Furniture & Fixtures, ALSO. FOR SALE. A RARE 8AR0415 is presented. 11l health, and v deslro to give my wife a change of scene and air, are the motives which Indueeme to sell. Address, fur terms, mraotr W. W. RUBOTTOM, Spadra. MISCELLANEOUS. THE BAZAAR, Cor. of Main & Requena Sts., AHE NOW OPENING) AN IMM!S>SK LINK OK SUMMER SILKS, SLACK SILKS, Trimming Silks, BLACK AND COLORED CASHMERES. DRESS GOODS. 300picc3sof DRGSBGOODS from 15 cts. to 6J cts. per yard. LINEiNS. 50 pieces ol PUIE DRBIS LINENS at 2d cts. per yard. mvi r r m. 22.1 Ladies', Misses and Children's Wash Poplin, Linen anil IVrcule suils, from 82 perdutt un-1 upwards. CORSETS. 500 Ladles' Ant] Misses' CORSETS, (torn 60 cSh. tu Jti per p -Ir. PABASOLS. 87, Ladles', Misses' anil Children's PA R ASOLS, from 60 cts. to 810. lIOSIEIiY. 5,000 pairs Ladies', Misses' and Children's While, Colored anil Hlrlped HUSK, from Ijo. up to 81 i»0 per pair. WHITE AND FIGURED Piques, Lawns, Nainsooks, Jaconets, Tarletons, etc. Ginghams, Checks, Prints AN D A FULL I.I.NEOF DOMESTIC GOODS AT Bottom Prices ! A FULL LINE OF GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS. Wo arcjust recelvingasplendld lot of Gents', Youths' and Boys' SUITS, HATB, BOOTS & SHOES. Trunks & Valises. We aro pleased to notify the public that never before have we had such a large and well assorted stock of goods, which we will sell at prices that defy competition, for CASH OISTLT. Isaac Norton &Co., Cor. Main & Requena Sts., mj-tf Opposite tlie U. S. Hotel. NEW TO-DAY. races: o GRAND TROTTING CONTEST OVER AGRICULTURAL PARK COURSE Free for all horses in the District that liave never beaten 2:45; mile heats, 3 in 5 to harness, for a divided purse of $200— $125 lo Hrst, $50 to second and $25 to third horse, on THURSDAY, JUNE 6TH, 1878. Five lo enter and three or more to start. Entrance ten per cent. Entries to close on Saturday, June Ist, at WOOD'S OPERA HOUSE, MAIIT STREET. J. H. WOOD. 8. W. SUTHERLAND Sucre-sor to H. Slotlcrbcek 4 Co. GUNS, PISTOLS, RIFLES, AMMUNITION, FISHING TACKLE, CUTLERY, — AND — Sporting Goods of All Kinds. ft. E I\l O "V £2 » xoro >i airy htuij:i*:t DOWNEY BLOCK. a P BO INSURANCE The undersigned has recently been ap pointed Agooiund will issue policies di rect for tho well known GERMAN-AMERICAN INSUIIANCE COMPANY of New York This Company has a Paid-up Cui-Uhl of $1,000,000 Assets nearly $2,600,000 In addition to the above, I also still represent tho following su-rliug compa nies, viz: NORTH BRITISH & MERCANTILE, Liverpool & London & Globe, /ETNA, ol* Ilaftford, Union, of San Francisco. Policies will be issued ut reasonable rates. Loaseiwill be promptly adjusted and immediately paid. WM. J. BRODRICK, mylBlf 8 COMMERCIAL ST. CONTINENTAL Oil & Transportation COMPANY OF O A L, I W O II P4 I A. . Forwarders of and dealers In PETROLEUM AND ITS PRODUCTS. STANDARD WHITE, 110 dog. lire lest. PRIME WHITE, 120 lo 175 test. WATER WHITE, 120 lo 150 test. MINERAL, SEAL and SPERM OIL, SOO flro test. GASOLINE, 71 to 80. California Star Oil And all grados of LUBRICATING OILS. WAREHOUSE, Corner of FIFTH and BERRY Streets', Sau Francisco. Los Angeles \A r nreliouae. No. 70 SPRING STREET. W.H. RAMSEY, Agent for the sale of the above oils. mrlstr Picnic Grounds' SOCIETIES anil private parlies desir ing lo secure picnic grounds would do \\tli to consult, tne Messis. 11101 jij 10 &, into., OF Till: CITY GARDENS. Those grounds have beon prepared re gardless of expense and are provided wllh one of the largest and best dancing pavilions outside of Han Francisco. Arbors, Ten-pin Alleys, Swings, Hori zontal liars, Shooting Gallery, and In deed, everything necessary for the amusement of picnickers, and will be let cheaper than auy other grounds in this vicinity. lS'o improper persons will be admilted to the hardens under any circumstances. Lunch can at ull times bo procured at the house. inU-tf NEW YORK BREWERY PHIL. LAUTH (Successor to Chris. Houue) Proprietor. The CLEAREST, PUREST and MOST BRILLIANT LAGER BEER South of San Francisco. Order- for DRAUGHT or I7OTTLED Bfrtuß promptly attended to. The celebrated Beer from this Brewery ti>" competition In thn Stat*. mrt-tf AT the solicitation of numerous citi zens of LosNletos, T. W. DAWSON will bo aoandidale for the Constitutional Convention, subject to Ihe action of tho Democratic Couvention. niMtd Private Boarding House, No. 21, cor. Third and 11 111 sta. M-BOARD RY THE DAY, W EEK OR MONTH. Terms Reasonable. ollftf CRAND JUBILEE I.N AID OF TUB ERECTION OF THE Good Templar Block. One Hundred Musicians WILL PERFORM INCONCERT AT 2 P. M. WEDNESDAY, JUNE sth. AM) 7 P. M. THURSDAY, JUNK 6th. Admission, - - - -SI.OO mBtd MAY FESTIVAL FOR it it io ii: li aIIA m V — OU COLOSSAL ORGAN MAY 28th, 29th & 30th, AT 2.30 P. M., AT MECHANICS' PAVILION. SAN FRANCISCO. SUMNER W.BUQBEE, Manager. Chorus of 2000 Voices! IMMENSE ORCHESTRA! ELKOTRIO -ity, Artillery uud Telepboue! CONDUCTORS. Carl Zerrahn, Boston, John P. Morgan and R. Herold, Sun Francisco; M. W. WHITNEY, the Greatest Living Basso; Melon Ames hillings, Miss Abbie Ciark, \V. It. Fesseuden, of Boston, uud many oilier celebrated soloists. FDliON'd WONDERFUL INVENI lON, THE PHONOGRAPH. Is on Us way from New York nnd will exhibited at the May KOHtivut. Sale of Tickets begin* at Sherman, Hyde St Co.'s, Sun Francisco, April 29.b. SEASON TICKETS, ,'or three days, $5.10. Single Tickets from $1 to IS, according to local lon. No extra charge for reserved seats. Orders by mall will receive prompt attention. CHAS. SCHUTZ, ap23-lm Ticket A«ent. FOR SALE. >T I T„ NITE! With Water Power, On the west side of ALAMEDASTREE T on the line or and adjoining tho Southern Pucllto Depot This Water Power Consists of a stream, with a rnpld cur rent, three feet deep and six feat wide. For lurlher particulars, apply at the office of ROBERT S. BAKER, In Arcadia Block, Los Augeles St. mh2ltf LOS ANGELES Exotic Gardens & Nursery 9 LOS ANGELES STREET, In «Ef» rear ol Cathedral. 22* I would respectfully announce to my old customers and the publlo generally that I have on hand and shall keep eve rylhlng In my line or huslnesH—TßEKS, SHRUBS, PLANTS, etc., wholesale and retail,and al, LOWEST PRICKS. Orders from abroad promptly executed nnd satisfaction guaranteed. Plants de llvercd free of charge In the city. _ LOUIS J. STENOEL. mrZ-Cm formerly Shaeffer 4 Stengel.