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TUESDAY FEB. 18, 187».
Herald Steam Printing House.
TUe Uerai'i siie.ini Prlutlns Uouse Is
aot surpassed, by any Job. Printing office
on the Pacific Coast, outside of Hun Fran
•laou,ln facilities for doing Job work.
L.OW prices, good work and expedition
mar ba relied upon at tnls offlce.
A Anticipal and Individual Mis
fortune.
Probably readers or the Herald
will recall the comments which ap
peared in this journal upon the
rash aud unbusluess-liko coiumuu
ioatiouof Mr. Jesse H. Butler, the
Chairman of the Finance Commit
tee of tbe Los Angeles Council, to
tbe Los Augeles Slar, in which he
said that the city tax upon prop
erty In order to pay the interest on
the city debt, was four per cent.,
and that if the licenses were uot
udvauaed to extravagant aud
Illegal figures, this tax must ho ad
vanced to eight per cent. We were
purposely aud punctiliously cour
teous tv Mr. Butler In our com
ments on hia exhibit, while expos
ing tho frightful error into which
he had fallen. We regret to learn
that his crude c numtiuicatiou on
finance has done this city and its
citizens great injury. Every oue
on tho outside eau understand the
significance of what Mr. Butler, as
Chairman of a City Fluauce Com
mittee, might say, while utterly
indifferent to his poetry or his local
character as a political enthusiast.
There is no danger of the San Fran
cisco financiers stopping to "scan"
the poetical measures of Mr. But
ler. He may riot iv a more than
asmi-tropical extravagance nf con
fused meter. He may warble po
etry in which tbe dactyl will suc
ceed an anapest and the iambus a
trochee without attracting their at
tention iv tbo least. The "quan
tities," iv the classical and poetical
sense, have absolutely no art or
part ;n their calculations; hut,
when the President of a Finance
Committee of a City Council says
that the oity tax alone on property
which may be seeking loans
•mounts to four percent., for inter
est on the city debt, aud may possi
bly be increased to eight, those fi
nanciers are appalled uud proclaim
tbe doctriue cf "hand9off." To in
dulge ourselves in a weakling pun,
the maker of "spondees" may dis
astrously interfere with the seeker
after "spondulix."
We should not have leturued to
tbia matter had it not been far the
fact thr.t ttveral heavy Loa Ange
les loaus were recently rejected by
the Sau Fraucisco Savings and
L>an Society ou tiie ground an
nounced l<y Mr. Butler, that a
tax levy of four per cent, was
required to pay the interest ou
tbe debt of Dos Angeles. The let
ters are vow ou tile iv this city;
aud, if j v issue is sought, can be
produced. These loans were grunted,
only needing the consummation of
signatures and passing over ofthe
money, aud were fiually rejected on
the ground that "the President of
the Finance Committee of the Los
Angeles Council" had made such
an astonishing and discouraging
statement.
It therefore behooves us to in
form Sin Fraucisco capitalists and
the rest of the world that Mr. Jesse
H. Butler, poet ami watchmaker
aud, we are grieved to say it, dem
agogue of the lirst water, dou't
know the difference between tbe
rule) of three and a broomstick. A
calculation of fractions, vuigar or
decimal, is as abtruso-a problem to
him as a:i operation in the differ
ential calculm. We gave the fig
ures which prove conclusively that
it only recpiires forty-two oue-bun
dredths of oue per cent, on the city
valuation to pay the interest on our
city debt. Knowing nothing
about fraoiions, about finance or
anything outside of. poetry, Mr.
Jesse H. Butler was afraid to say
for;y per cent, aud so said four. He
is nut io blame. He don't know
uny better. The people who are
really at fault are the coudemued
fools who placed him in a position
for which ho is in no sense fitted.
When it comes to conducting the
deliberations of a Finance Com
mittee, our respected fellow citi
zen, the Poet Watchmaker, don't
know whether he is standing on
his bead or his heels. He claims
to be a poet, which is tantamount
to a surrender of all practical at
tributes, especially of those prosslc
and vulgar ones which relate tothe
handling of money. He concerns
himself strictly with the etberial
and celestial, giving tlio terrestrial
and the gross things of the "earth,
earthy order," the go-by. When
we thiuk of him we recall tho im
mortal words of the "diviue Wil
liams,'"
As lmagluiit lon bodies forth the forms
Oftblngs iiusuau, the poet's pan turns
them
To shapes an J gives t, airy nothiug
A local habitation and a name.
Iv such light und fanciful poeti
cal arabesques our gifted fellow cit
izen would be littiugly employed.
But when lie employs himself in
ruining the credit of Los Angeles
and that of Augeleflos we cannot
help thinking tbat a grievous mis
take was made iv giving him an
opportunity to play municipal aud
sectional marplot.
Havino encountered, In several
of our exchanges, tho statement
that tiie orange market was glutted
this yeur, and that fair oranges
were selling In Sat, Francisco for
ten cents a dozen, wo yesterday
t iok the trouble to Interview Mr. J.
de Berth Shorb, of San Marino, on
the matter. He Informed us that
bla oranges are selling freely iv
the San Francisco markets at from
$25 to $30 a thousand, net. He
says be is not astonished
that many of the oranges
sent from this section to San
Frauclsco are selling at $7 and $8 a
thousand. On the contrary, he is
astonished that they command any
price whatever. They aro small,
unripe, green aud sour, aud ninny
of them are uufit to be thrown to
hogs. They should never havo been
suffered to leave Los Angles. The
Mlsslou oranges this year are line
and of good size, although not up
to tho standard ol the last season.
For standard oranges as high a
price ns has been known In our his
tory may be commanded. We
learned from Mr. Shorb the reasou
fer the small size of many of this
year's growth. Wn have hsd, iv
every respect, exceptional weather
experiouces. In addition tothe un
preeedentedly largo rainfall of last
winter, the summer was n very
moist one, while the fall was nota
bly dry. Tho barometer showed
fully fifty degrees more humidity
iv May, June and July than lv
September, October and Novem
ber. This was exactly reversing
our usual experience. Tire humid
ity In the fall is about fifty degrees
greater than in ihe summer. This
humidity, late in the year, is lit fil
et! to expand tha orange and bring
it to its normal size and flavor.
Coming, as it did, at Iho wrong
time, it simply multiplied the
number of oranges on the trees, the
lack of moisture later, and the
number, together, guaranteeing, in
many cases, stunted fruit. Few
of our oichardi>ts have yet arrived
at the common sensostuge of pluck
ing a portion of the fruit when it Is
plainly 100 abundant—a simplo but
effectual way of securing a perfect
orauge. Most of them are too
greedy for that. .Meanwhile, It is
the iuferior orange only which has
deteriorated in price, the flaor
specimensof the fruit commanding
the old figures. We hope that our
orchardists will some day dike to
their hearts tho lesson lhat live
small, stunted oranges, will not
bring the price of a single large and
succulent one, aud net tocordingly,
We are pleased to see thut the
Democratic State Central Commit
tee is beginning to move- in the
matter of placing the Democracy
iv line for the coming fall cam
paign. Too much Inertness by far
ha 3 been shoivu by the State or
ganization. It has laid low and
permitted opportunities for assert
ing itself to go by tbe board Willi
the result of a lamentably Impaired
membership, The Nou-l > .irt i zati
movement of last year, in our opin
ion, did the party irreparable in
jury. While no one wus heard as
sertiug tbe principles of Democracy,
the leaders of the Workiogmen'sor
ganisation had a free field for pros
elytizing from our ranks, confusing
the minds of well-meaning men
and blurring tho indisputable fact
that the Democratic party is and
always has b=eu the champion of
labor aud the laborer. It is a good
thing that our local Democracy
also shows signs of awakening
from tbeiroomatosa slate. Demos
thenes said that the essence of ora
tory was "action, action, actiou."
The same may bo said of political
parties. Action and organization
are tho essentials of party success.
Working men should bear the
fact in mind that the anti-Chinese
bill originated iv the Democratic
House of Representatives and was
pressed to its passage by Democrat
ic, votes. Iv the Senate every Dem
ocrat b'lt one voted ror it. The
most distinguished Rjpublicaus in
the Uuited States, Conkling, Etl.
rounds and others, including Mat
thews, the President's special
friend, spoke and voted agaiust it.
The most distinctive of all the Re
publican Senators, Morton, made a
report iv favor of the Chinese in the
last days of bis life. The body of
the Republican Senate rallied to
tiie support of the "Fatherhood of
God and Brotherhood of Man" idea,
every vote hut one in favor of the I
Chinese being Republican, but,nev
ertheless, the pledge of the Nation
al Democratic Convention, held at
St. Douis in ths summer of 1370,
has been redeemed.
Now that Congress has piaoed it
self on record iv favcr of the doc
trine that America is not to be
inundated by Mongolian hordes
from Asia, it Is perhaps uot amiss
to recall the touching oartoou which
appeared iv Harper's Weekly,
about two years ago, from the facile
pen of Nast, depleting tiie common
school of the future. fn that
unarming pictorial conception tho
Caucasian. Celestial and African
school boys were depicted on bench
es side by side and commingled.
This happy conceit was intended as
an allegorical representation of the
Republican beau, ideal. However
this notiou might oommend itself
to the trausceudeutallsts of Boston
it cannot be expected to evoke a
remarkable degree of enthusiasm
among tbe people of tbe Pacific
Coast.
Speaking of dull times, a wicked
Mobile man says tbat a few weeks
ago a stranger arrived there and
bought a bale of cotton, and a
pleasant rumor was at once started
that tbe cotton buyers had arrived,
but It only proved to be a Chicago
man with tbe earache.
LAST NIGHT'S NEWS.
ISpecial to Hie llaaALO by the Western
rjnloa Telagrsak company.
Pacific Coast News.
I 1,1, ('..MVeutlUjl- Atlt t noun,
Sacramento, Fob. 17th.—Com
mittee of the Whole on miscella
neous subjects.
Section 7, relating to marriage
contracts, wus amended by insert
ing the language of tlio "existing
Constitution.
Section 9, which declares that
no perpetuities shall he allowed
except for eleemosynary purposes,
was discussed at length.
O'Snlilvan offered a substitute
providing that no perpetuities shall
ever be allowed. li»jeeted.
Secliou 15, pertaining lo mechan
ics' liens, was defeated. The Woik
ttigmeu generally objected to the
section reported by the committee,
on tbe ground that workmen were
not sufficiently prolected. A sub
stitute offered by Harbour and
amended by Estec, was adopted. It
is acceptable to the Woikingmen
delegate*,
A new seotion was offered by
Dean and adopted, providing that
nothing in this Constitution shall
prevent the Legislature from pro
viding by law for the payment of
tlio expenses of the Convention, in
cluding iho per diem of the dele
gates, for the full term of said
Convention. The vote on adoption
stood, ayes 58, noes 33. Tho oppo
sition was brief but vigorous.
A new Bastion by Joyce, making
eight hours a legal day's work on
public work, was adopted.
A new section by Ring Old was
adopted, which provides that no
person shall, on account of sex, be
disqualified to enter upon and pur
sue any lawful business, vocation
or profession.
The Committee rose, recom
mending tbe adoption of the arti
cle as ameudc d.
The article on distribution of
powers was recommended for
adoption.
The article ou State and munici
pal indebtedness wus next consid
ered lv Committee of the Whole.
It is In the language of the exist
ing Constitution. Its udoption was
recommended and the Committee
then indefinitely postponed the
proposition relating to local option,
Adjourned.
|R|» *>Cttld'll Out.
San Francisco, Feb. nib.—A
Virginia City press ilispatc.ii says:
At 3 p. M. yesterday tbe water
from the mines Hooded into the
Sutro tunnel. Tbe reason assigned
is the breaking of the pump rod in
Hale tt Norcross. Consequently,
the water was sent through the
tunnel to prevent its rising to the
2000 fool level. The rod will be
repaired this evening. A. Sutro,
iv un Interview, states that this
action on the part of the mining
companies is a bluff game to forje
him to accede to their demands in
tho compromise, tho details of
which have been for some lime
under consideration. His private
telegrams aunouucu sixty Inches of
water ol a temperature of 134 de
crees, flawing through tbe tunnel,
tilling it with steam and rendering
work impossible. All tbe work
men havo been discharged. Sutro
ia preparing lo obtain an injunc
tion f'om the Federal Courts as
the only recourse, all access to the
tunnel being impossible.
Nnu Fraucincu liciue.
San Fkaxcisi'O, Feb. 17th.—Tho
Board of Health at a meeting to
day addressed a request to the
■Board of Supervisors, that the
branch jail may be utilized as au
hospital for prisoners from the
County Jail, iv case of necessity.
The trial of J. C. Duncan, also of
Sewer Inspector Casey and con
tractors Hogau and Noonan, has
gone over for tho term in the Mu
nicipal Criminal Court.
Escape And Itrcaiuiire.
Santa. Barbara, Feb. 17th.—
Ah Chung, uuder indictment for
murder, escaped from the county
jail this morning. He was recap
tured a Tew hours after, concealed
In hay in a barn near the jail.
Weather tine, crop prospects
never batter.
Hum bjr n Vaaatabi*.
Modesto, Cal., Feb. 17th.—On
the morning of the 14th, about 3
o'clock, somo young fellows were
on a ruu, winding up at China
town. Ona of the party, Miles
Painter, was mysteriously shot
while in a China house, It was sup
posed by Chinamen, until during
the day, when Constable James
Walker made the fact known that
he shot Painter, who lingered until
this morning, when be died.
TftbluKonAmmnotllou for A leak a.
Victoria, B. C, Feb. 17th.—
Her Majesty's steamship Osprey is
takiug on coal, ammunition, etc.
She is under orders for Alaska.
She carries four guns and will sail
to-night. Nothing additional has
been received from Alaska. Tbe
uuxiety here is extreme.
Wiiru. uu Hie antra Tunnel istopjieil
Virginia, Nev., Feb. 17 It Is
reported on creditablo authority
that, at 3 o'clock yesterday after
noon, orders were received from
San Francisco discharging all the
men employed in the Sutro Tun
nel, except Superintendent Sheldon
and Foremau Bluett. About the
same time hot water from the Hood
ed mines was pumped iuto the tun
nel from tho combination shaft,
filling the tunnel witli steam. This
morning several parties who tried
to enter were driven back by tbe
heat aud steam. The mining men
are very reticent on the subject,
but say that the water pumped into
the combination shaft is being
raised to the surfaco with skeets.
A Hurmoa. Murderer ou Trial,
Salt Lake, Feb. 17tb.—Tbe trial
of RebertT. Burton for the murder
of Mm. Bowman in Juue, 1802, was
oommeaced to-day in this city.
The affair from which the killing
resulted is termed in the history ot
the territory tbe "Morriaite war."
At th at time Burton was' Deputy
Shoriirof Salt Lake county and
proceeded thirty miles north of
here, with a posse comitatus, num
bering some 200 men, armed with
oannon and rifles, to arrest some
100 men, women and children
culled Morrisltes, a religious sect
opposed to the Mormon Churoh
and led by a prophet oalled Morris.
Tbe Merrisit/ rencbed them
selves in i». PIE-e'tlement and
fought for tlpeniarys before they
Burrenderedys-eou-ui alleged that
Burton, at surrender and
after taklo/ >n of the ene
my's camp, shot and killed, with]
bis own hand, Morris and two
wemen. Ho was indicted in 1877
separately for each offense. It is
contended by the anti-Mormons
that Brigharu Young ordered the
extermination of the Morrisites
and lhat Burton acted ou such or
ders.
Latest Eastern News.
Sjliiliieu j.iiji.i lv ITuluii l-armc.
New York, Fob. 171b. —Union
Pacific stock opened this morning
at 69} and suddenly Jumped to7B. It
then fell to 75; and again advanced
to77J. Wall street was puzzled by
tbeso extraordinary fluctuations
and every form of iiimor was cur
rent. Tlio reason assigned is tbat
Jay Gould sold to a pool of specu
lative capitalists 100,000 shares at
75. According to report this syn
dicate includes Russell Sage, Jas.
R. Kecne, Addison Cammuch, 0.
G. Osborne, D. P. Morgan, W, D.
Scott and others. It is also ru
mored that the Hoard of Directors
will be changed; that Jay Gould
goes out aud that representatives
of tho new buyers are to go into
the board as one of the conditions
of tlie transaction. Wall street
has not been so excited for a long
time and lha opinion prevails tbat,
now that tho large block of stock
in Gould's hands lias been distrib
uted, the stock will become active.
Tiie ]>, aatifj A p|,ro|>rliilluu lijtl
Washington, Feb. n.—Among
the appropriations matlo by the
General Deficiency bill passed by
the House to-day,are the following:
For payment of judgments of the
United States Court of Claims, $84,
--78(1, tlio additional amount to be
used in suppressing illicit distilling
for 1879; 126,000 for the subsisteuco
during 1879 of the several tribes of
the Indians Territory; $25,000 for
expenses of the United States
Courts for tho year 1878; $110,000
for pay and traveling expenses and
general expenses of the army for
the tbe fiscal year 1879; $700,0*00 to
supply the deliciency in the appro
priation for tho expenses ot the Dis
trict of Columbia for the fiscal
year 1579; $160,536 of this amount
taken in connection with $1,250,000
appropriated by tho act of Juno
20th, IS7S, for ttie geueral expenses
of the District of Columbia, being
80 per cent, of the expenses of the
government for tho fiscal year end
ing Juno 30th, 1870; for public
printing and binding, printing tbo
Congressional Record,etc., $359,000;
for campensation of postmasters for
1878, $201,921; for army transporta
tion, supplies and incidental ex
penses, $97,497; for horses, etc., lost
in military service, $58,172.
Tne roller t'umuiitteo.
Wash I notion, Feb. IS.—Tbe Pot
ter Committee to-day placed on file
the affidavits of Judge H. C. Ripley
aud H. M. Mcintosh to the effect
that during the sitting of the Flor
ida Board of .State Canvassers they
oalled at the olflce of the Attorney-
General and met nt tho door At
torney-General Cocke, who stated
that ho had twice been to tho ofllco
of the Secretary of State and had
found the door locked und that,
while standing in front of tho Sec
retary's oilice, they saw Governor
Steams and General Noyes come
out aud walk across to tho Govern
or's ofllco. Mcintosh adds that
Judge Cocke said to him, "Those
infernal scoundrels McLin autl
Cowgill, the two other members of
the Board, have got mo locked
out,'' or words to that effect.
Deiiiucrattc railcua — Tlio I'nbHc
I'rlutliig: I'uimlilereil.
Washington, Feb. nth.—im
mediately after the adjournment of
the Houso a Democratic caucus
was held, at which tho present sys
tem of government printing was
considered. Rice olfered a resolu
tion providing that the public
printing bo given out by contract
by the Clerk of the House, that
officer to give bonds sufficient to
insure a proper discharge of tho
duty. A subsequent resolution was
offered by Willis, of New York,
which was adopted, that, as the
olllco of Public Printer was being
conducted in an extravagant and
unsatisfactory manner, it 9hould
be abolished and arrangements
made for giving out tho public
printing by contract on properly
guarded conditions. A committee
was appointed to report ou Thurs
day.
Auutlier Vail fur Hunt!*.
Washington, Feb. nth.—The
Secretary of the Treasury, this
afternoon, issued the 89th call for
the redemption of 5 20 bonds of
1805 and consols of ISO 7. The call
is for twenty millions, of which
ten millions aro coupons and ten
million registered bonds. The
principal and interest will be paid
at the treasury on and after the
17th day of May next aud interest
will cease on that day.
Tne > liluen* Immigration BUI n.i
Heaeueil.
Washington, Feb. 17th.—Up to
3:30 Willis has had no opportunity
to make his motion for a suspen
sion of Ihe rules to concur iv the
Senate amendments to the Chinese
bill.
Cuuareaaiopni.
Washington, Feb. 13th.—Sen
ate. —The vote was reconsidered
by which tbe House bill authoriz
ing the conversion of national
gold banks was passed and amend
ments correcting its errors, but uot
changing the features nf the meas
ure, was agreed to. The perfected
bill was then passed.
The Senate bill to amend the in
ternal revenue laws, containing an
amendment to reduce the tax on
tobacco, was tbeu considered. Re
jected by 37 to 25.
Au amendment by Dorsey to
postpone the bill and take up the
Postolllce Appropriation bill was
lost.
The bill was read ut length.
Bayard, who had charge of the bill,
explained tiiat there were impor
tant amendments which affected
the revenue, ft was known that
more than one-third of our excise
duties were drawn from the single
agricultural product of tobacco.
The tax had been 25 cents per
pound ou every variety of manu
factured tobacco excepting snuff,
which was subjected to a tax of 33
cents. Tbe House sent to the Seu
ate a proposition to reduce the tax
on all manufactured tobacco to 18
cents. The Senate Committee uon
coucurrsd, but agreed to reduce on
all, except on snuff, to IG cents and
on snuff to 24 cents. The Houae
also sent to the Senate a proposi
tion for the establishment of ex
pert bonded warehouses. Tbe Ben
ate thought the establishment of
such warehouses would jeopardize
the revenue and therefore would
not consent.
Morrill said he did not approve
of the sweeping reductions proposed
for manufactured tobacco and
snuff. It was not only inexpedient
to reduce this taxation, but was a
bar to granting auy further relief
from taxation in the country. To
gain as much revenue at 10 cts. per
pound as at 24 cts, there must be
an Increase in consumption of
from 105,000,000 pounds to 158,000,
--000 pounds annually, and that
would never be.
Windom presented the petition
ot tho Negro Co-oper ttive Associa
tion of Shreveport, Louisiana, fa
voring the passage of the resolu
tion lv regard tothe migration of
colored people, it was signed by a
largo colored congregation of that
place. Laid on the table. The
resolution is now before the Senate.
Randolph was relieved from fur
ther service mi the Teller Commit
tee.
HOUSE. — During tbe morning
hour Hale offered a resolution di
recting tho Committee on the Ju
diciary to report a joint resolution
proposing n Constitutional amend
ment to prohibit tho payment of
war claims, except of persons loyul
to the Union.
A motion to adjourn was made
on tho Democratic side and roll
call cousumed the remainder of the
hour and the resolution went over
without action.
A motion to suspeud tho rules
was made by Sparks for the pur
pose of passing tiie bill appropriat
ing $26,852,200 for the payment of
arrears of peusions.
On motion of Kice, tho bill was
amended by a vote of 178 yeas to
07 nays, to include speoial pension
ers aud pensions granted on ac
count of soldiers who enlisted in
the war, but who died from disa
bilities incurred after tho cessation
of hostilities.
W. B. Fleming, successor to tho
lato Representative Hart ridge, took
his seat to-day.
Reagan moved to suspend the
rules and pass the River antl Har
bor Appropriation bill. Agreed to;
yeas 173.
Blount moved to suspend tlie
rules and pass the deficiency bill
reported by him on Saturday from
the Committee on Appropriations.
Agreed to.
Pending District of Columbia bus-
recess was taken till eveulng,
when were held memorial services
for Representative Schleicher.
Adjourned.
flliuuuton oi, Hie ASttuelnleil Proas.
Washinuton, Feb. 17th.—Beforo
the Senate Committeo considering
the Jones bill to authorize tho use
of railroad telegraph lines for com
mercial purposes, J. W. Slmonton
made a statement to-day in refer
ence to the relations betweeu the
Associated Press and tlio Western
Union Telegraph Company. It was
a vigorous exposition of the general
system of association and acovcinc
ing demonstration that it Is not in
any true sense a monopoly; that it
neither lives nor prospers hy tho
favor of the telegraph company,
but is absolutely independent of it,
ami that a postal telegraph or any
governmental Intervention to fix
telegraph rates, would only
strengthen tho Associated Press
power and proportionately weaken
its competitors.
Cuiiiiuln.l ill lo Form ri» iiturreti*l
Treaties '*' r * " u ''
Havana, Feb. 17th.—A Commis
sion is oreated to study and form
the basis of a commercial treaty for
Cuba, betweeu Spain and the
United States and Spain and Cana
da. The basis of the treaty will he
submitted to tho consideration of
tbe homo government. Tha Com
mission is composed of the Admin
istrator-General of thelfispauo Co
lonial Bank as President, a lieuten
ant of tho navy as Secretary, two
merchants, the Professor of Com
mercial Daw of the University and
two customs officers.
European Cable News.
The Zulu Trouble.
London, Feb. 17th.—Later tele
grams from Medeira give news
Irom Pietermarltzbnrg, in which it
is stated that at 0 o'clock on tho
morning of tho 27th of January,
Lord Chelmsford was then at Mn
ritzburg, in conference with Sir
Bartle Frere. All was quiet at tho
front and the feeling was much
calmer. The Zulus have boen re
pulsed from tho Fort ou the lower
Tugela. Tho report that Lord
Chelmsford had retired upon Help
makaar is unfounded. Captain
Stafford and Lieutenant Davies, of
the Natal Contingent, who es
caped from the disaster at Colonel
Glynn's Camp, speak highly of the
couduot of all engaged aud of the
conrage and firmness of the Native
Contingent, thus disposing of the
report of mutiny and tho massacre
of officers by native soldiers.
The limes says: It Is probable
that a brigade of all arms will be
dispatched from India to reinforce
Lord Chelmsford. The 57th foot
will leave Colombo, Ceylon, to
morrow, and may be expected at
Port Durban, Natal, March 19th.
In the meantime, Lord Chelmsford
has already been reinforced by one
company of the 88th regiment from
St. Helena, and by 200 men of the
2d battalion of tho 4th, from Cape
Town. This will bring up his In
fantry force to nearly the same
strength that it was prior to the
disaster of the 221 ultimo.
Retnru or Piniuue 1 Coiiiuihuisif,
Paris, Feb. I7th.—One hundred
and twenty communists arrived to
day from New Caledonia.
flniriie Neva Nn]i|»rcaseil.
Berlin, Feb. 17.—Tho Moscow
journals were not allowed to ap
pear on Friday until they sup
pressed the unfavorable plague
uews.
PlftTare..eM Nell led.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 17.—Tbe
differences between Russia aud
Roumania, relative to the quaran
tine and the passage of troops, has
been removed. The Arab Tabla
affair is still unsettled.
Citucesaiune lo Ureeee.
Constantinople, Feb. 17th.—
Tho Porto has Heut Mukhtar Pasha
instructions specifying the maxi
mum of concessions to be made to
Greece. Turkey agrees to make
an Important concession of territo
ry, but none from Albania, be
cause an insurrection would result
from a surrender of any part of
that territory to Greece.
inn,t Hnooon tiie True.
Newcastle-on-Tyne, Feb. 17.—
Tbe boat raoe for £400 aud tbe
obamplonsbip of Great Britaiu, be
tween Hlggins and Klliott, on tbe
Tyue to-day, reaulteil In a victory
for Elliott, wbo boat Higglns by
about three lengths.
Ungarian Deffer.
Pksth, Feb. 17th.— The Minister
of Finance has Informed tho Diet of
a deficit of 24,000,000 florins.
Froma Distinguished Jurist.
"I havo triodttto Pbiiuvi.vn ryuup,au l
tho result fully sustains your prediction,
It has made a now man of me, Infused in
to my system new vigor and energy. 1
am no longer tremulous and debilitated
as when you lust saw me, but Ktronger,
heartier, uud with a larger capacity for
labor--mental and physical—than at any
timu during Ihe last five years. Sold by
all druggists.
Do it at Once!
Persons who havo become thoroughly
chilled from any cause, may havo their
circulation at once restored by taking In
to tho stomach a teaapoonful of Johnson'!
Anodyne Liniment, mixed In a lltllo cold
water, well'weeteuod.
NEW TO-DAY.
1.0. 0. F.—FUNERAL NOTICE.
The Officers »nd Members ot Los An
geles Lodgo No. 35, ot Orantje Grove En
campment No. 31, und all tojourning
brothers belonging la tho 1. O. O. F., are
hereby informed of tho death of HltO.
HENRY VYAHTENI3UUG, former D. D.
G. M. , ,
Membors of the Order aro hereby re
quested to meet at their Hall on TUES
DAY, tho 18th inst., at P.M., for tlio
nemos* of attending the funoral.
CHAS. C. CHEESEIIHOUGH,
N. G. Los Augeles Lodge No. 3j.
O. O. LIPS,
C. T. Orange Grove Encampment No. 31.
MASONIC FUNERAL NOTICE.
riIUE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OP LOS
JL Angeles Lodge. No. if, F. and A. U„
are hereby notillol to attend a suocisl meet
ing of ssld Lodgo on TUESDAY, February
18th, at 3 u'clojk c. M , for tho purpose of
attending funoral of our lato 11RO.
HENRY WAKTENBURO.
Members ol Pontalpht Lcdgo, Ko. 102. ami
sojourning. Brethren In Rood standing aro
cordially invited to attend.
By ordor ol A. M. BRACK!, W. M.
CHAS. UMITn.T-ecrotary.
K. D.- All rrionfls aro invited to attend.
CENER A l 7 W ARKET
HKNUY IIAKR
Informs the public that he has opened a
market at No. 81 SPRING STREET,
where ho will keep a full supply ol
DRESSES POULTRY, FISB, GAME, ETO.
SfA full supply of FttESU VEGETA
BLES received daily. felB lvi
Situation Wauted.
By n man of long experience, cither as
salesman or book Hooper In any kind of
mercantile or offlo business. Salary
moderate. Address P. O. box Ml, MI4W
Pack Mules.
WANTED—About BO good pack mules.
Enquire ut. Dupuy's livery .stable, Main
street, for two weeks. felB-lw
Constable's gale.
liy virtue of an execution issued out of
Justice John It. Baldwin's Court, of Loi
Augeles Township, In the county or Los
Angeles, Stato of California, dated the
7lh day of February, 1879, In a certain ac
tion wherein Manuel Carlsosa, as plain
tiff, recovered Judgment against Jesus
Valencia, defendant, on the 21st day ol
January, 1879, I have levied upon the
following described property, to wit:
That certain lot of land situate and be
iug In the couuty of I.os Angeles, State
ol'culllornla, aad being a portion of sec
tion nine (9J in T. 28. K. raw. h. b. H.i
and more particularly described as fol
lows, to wit: Commencing at a point ou
the south side of Jefferson street 160 feet
oast ofthe willow fence that divides the
lands of Miguel Mora from the land that
lormorly belonged to Manuel Abrll and
from said point running south at right
angles lo Jefferson street, ICO feet to a
point; thence at right angles east 50 feet
to a point; thence at right angles north
100 feet lo Jcll'ersou street; thenco at
right angles west uloug Jefferson street
to point or beglonlng.whloh lot Is known
as lot No. 4.
Notleo Is hereby given that on
FRIDAY, THE 28th DAY OF
FEBRUARY, 1879,
At 11 o'clock A. M. of that day, lv front
or the Court Houso door, city and county
of Los Angeles, I will »01l all tho right,
title and lntorestot said Jesus Valencia,
ia and to tho abovo described property,
at public auction, lor cash lv U. b. gold
coin, to the highest and best bidder, to
satisfy said execution and ali costs.
Uated utLos Angelos, the 7th day of
February, 1870.
W. It. BETTIS, Constable.
By 11. W. BOSK. Deputy. lelS-ld
City and County Ileal Estate
For Salo.
T. E. ROWAN,
Real Estate and Commis
sion Agent,
OB'FICK, 77 Downey Block,
IjliaoOO—lD ncres corner of Main nnd
PlOOStreets; bearing orchard; good
house, baru, stable, windmill, etc.;
terms oasy.
ijiaoOO-40 acres adjoining raco trajk,
all under cultivation; terms easy.
Ijjs.ABOO-Houso und lot USxlso, on Main
street, betweeu Sixth and Seventh;
house containing 11 rooms, with all
modern improvements.
I&--JOOO—Five ncres on Ninth street,
with a good picket fence; v large va
riety of bearing fruit trees,all in good
condition.
#4000—62 acres near Compton, with
flowing well, house, corn-crib and
small orchard; will yield 75 to 100
bushels corn per acre.
S'-2i500-100 acrea In El Monte, with
corn-crib and small house.
$1000—Two-story house and lot 40x165 ft.;
house contains 12 rooms; on Fort St.,
uelween Franklin and First streets.
MOO—BI acres near Compton; will yiold
fcO bushels corn per acre; house, corn
crib, stables, corrals and storehouse.
$21C0-100 acres level land adjoining the
Lacuna Hanch and line of city, or
will exchange for Improved city prop
erty.
J5OO-A small cottage nnd lot in Wash
ington (Jardcn Tract, second lot from
Main street.
$10,0u0—3M2 acres undivided in Rancho
l'alos Verdes; half down, balance in
one und two years; 10 peroent.
511,600—575 acres lv La Puento Ranch,
fronting ou road: water plenty.
836110—4% acres on Washington street, be
tween Main and Klgueroa; v good
house und barn; orange grove to bear
next year and 1500 orange trees six
years old iv nursery.
{375—f0 acres under cultivation near
Compton.
Also, a tine body of land In the San Pe
dro Ranch, under cultivation, at 120
por acie.
75 lots in the Downey tract, adjo! ping tho
Woolen Mills.at 125 each.
60 lots In East Los Angeles, from t6O to
$150 each; terms easy.
SejPHQTJBEB, FARMS, ETC., RENTED
AND RENTS COLLECTED. fel3
LOTS FOR SALE.
TWO or tbe most desirable lots lv tbe
lauds of Iho Pioneer Building Lot Asso
ciation or East Los Augeles will be sold
CHEAP FOB CASH.
Also, one ol tho most pleasantly located
lots In tho Beaudry Park tract. Address
It. 8., Herald offlce. fel2-lm
BEVOLVEB FBEE "SrZ?cJS£Z
*<MW. BOWN a SON, Mala Wooa Sc., l'.n,iui.i..V«
NEW TO-DAY.
BED ROCK
PRICE LIST
OF THE
Auction Company
Men's Cassimere Suits, : 86 00
Men's Diagonal Suits, : : 10 00
Men's Cassimere Pants, : 150
Men's French Cassimere Pants, 3 50
Boys' Suits, : : : 400
Children's Sailor Suits, : : 2 50
Boys' Hats, : : 25
Men's Hats, : : : 50
British Socks, per dozen, : 75
Genuine Shaker Socks, (> pr for 1 00
White Shirts, including collar
button and studs, : : 75
Silk Handkerchiefs, : 50
Unlaundried Linen Shirts, war
ranted pure linen bosoms and
culls, - - 1 00
Celebrated Beach Collar, - 12£ c
Men's Calf Boots, - 2 50
Men's Congress Alexis Shoes, 150
Old Judge Cigarettes, large pkg, 15
Plug Tobacco, 10
Blankets, Trunks, Sleeve But
tons, Studs, etc., at Equally
Low Prices, at the
No. 9 Commercial St.
jM-lru
HARPER, MOORE & CO.,
SUCCEBSOKS TO OOULTEU Jk HABPEB.
Believing it to be to the best interest of both buyer
and seller, we aro determined to sell for cash from this
date. We would respectfully ask tho customers of the
old firm of Coulter & Harper and all to give us a trial.
We have marked down our goods to CASH PRICES, and
we think you will save money by calling on us for .
Hardware, Tinware, Stoves,
Agricultural Implements.
Wo are the Agents for Stockton Gang Plow, Stude
baker Wagons, Studebaker Buggies, Avery's Plows,_and
anything in the agricultural line.
and TINNING done on short notice.
Artesian well and water pipe always on hand.
All owing to the old firm of Coulter & Harper will
please come forward and settle, as we wisli to close the
old business. Respectfully,
HARPER, MOORE & CO.
Los Angeles, January 2, 1879. jmw.
Evergreen Laundry.
WASHING
Called for and delivered to any nan
of tbo city, by
Reed & Phillips, Adams St.
Orders can he left At the boolc'slore
Mr. Sam Hellman, Spring St. oi;ilf
ORANGE TREES FOR SALE.
ICOO BUDDED AND SEEDLING
ORANGE TREES,
Between five and six years old.
feMm O. H. BLISS, Alameda St.

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