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Division ot Telegrams and Reports tor
the benefit ol Commerce and Agriculture
Report of observations taken at Los An
geles, Cal., April 29.1881.
Maximum Thermometer, 77.0.
Minimum " 680
Counell meets in regular sessiou
this svening.
Tbe people of Santa Ana will cel
ebrate May Day by a picnic In tbe
Santiago Csfiau.
J. H. Norlbcraft will sell pools
on Ihe foot race at Beid's, St.
Charles Hotel,.this evening.
An entire change of programme
at tbe Adelphl Theatre to-night—
all tbe favorites In new specialties.
There will be a special meeting
of Los Angeles Lodge No. 42, P. &
A. If., at 7J o'clock this evening,
for work in tbe Third Degree.
Tbe proceedings of the morning
session of the Court In the Abarta
trial will be found on the fourth
page of this morning's Herald.
An Indian squaw and a wooden
legged man were picked up drunk
ou the street last night and turned
over to tho eire of Jailor Thomp
It is stated tbat Professor Potter
has purchased the Patrick place
(formerly the residence of Judge
Nichols), on Flgueroa street, for
In giving the names of counsel
for the defense in the Abarta trial,
yesterday, that of Walter D. Steph
enson, Esq., was unintentionally
Mr. Nadeaii and other residents
of Florence, in this county, have
put out In the neighborhood of
700 aores of grape vines tbe pres
ent season.
Our country neighbor) who visit
tbe city to-day should uot fail to
call at L. Polaski & Soil's and ex
amine their new goods, which are
beiug sold at way down pricts.
Angeltfios at Ssn Francisco ho
tels 00 tbe 28th: Judge It. M. Wid
ney, E. F. Spence, J. D. Lynch,
Palace; F. R. Day, American Ex
change; J. O. Holbert, Brooklyn. |j
Mr. C. W. Ayers, from the Mus
sel Slough country, will deliver au
address from tbe Court House steps
tbls evening on the questions af
fecting the settlers of tuat section.
Tbe funeral of Mrs. it I lie P.
Brown, wife of Robert A. Brown,
who died yesterday, will take
place from the family residence on
Jefferson street, at 2 o'clock this
The scholars of Trinity Sunday
School picnic at Oak Grove, Pasa
dena, to-day. Tbe children will
meet at the Church, Spriug etreet,
St 8 o'clock, sharp, tbls morning.
City Justice Adams yesterday
sentenced Henry Thompson, found
guilty by a Jury of resisting an of
ficer, to pay a floe of $10 and un
dergo one day's Imprisonment in
the county jail.
If r. Foster, formerly of the firm
of Foster, Howard & Co., bas re
turned to Los Augeles aud bas
gone Ipto tbe hardware business as
• member of tbe firm of Liiown &
Matthews, corner ot Spring and
Franklin streets,
ADgelefloa who bave tbe misfor
tune to be outside of the Holiness
Band should get their houses in or
der, as, acoording to Professor
Bwormstadt, Of ludiana, the 12th
of November next will witness the
pud of all things sublunary.
Collectors of the Normal School
fund are requested to be present
Without fail at the meeting in the
Couooll Chamber at half-past 3 c.
It. to-day. It is hoped that all
subscribsrs to tbe fund will have
settled by tbat time.
Attention is directed to tho ad
vertisement of au auction sale of
household furniture to be held by
Mr. W. H. Nortbcratt at 10 o'clook
A. if. next Mondpy, at the east end
of the covered bridge. Tbe sale
•/ill be positive and without re
Tbe Otjeau House, Hants Monies,
having been thoroughly renovated
and refurnished, ia now open for
tbe accommodation of tbe public.
Tbe proprietress, Mrs. S. Bayley, is
a landlady of large experience and
proposes to ao conduct her bouse as
to make it oue of the moat popular
resorts on tbe Coast. Guests will
Sod on ber fable ail the luxuries of
the season, served In the most ap
petising style.
We bave received compliment
ary tickets to tbe first grand enter
tainment of the Oerman Ladies'
Benevolent Society, to be given at
Turn Yereiu Hall nest Wednes
day evening, May 4th, for tbe pur
pose of raising funds to be applied
tp tt>o relief of the distressed in
this olty, The object of tbe society
Is a most worthy one and should be
encouraged. Tiokets, admitting
.one gentleman and ladles, $1 each.
The shipment ot vegetables to
Uau Francisco is quite active tbla
season. Qn Thursday tbe follow
ing artielee were shipped by Welle,
Targo & Co's Express: 70 box-<s,
consisting of squashes and toma
toes, weight 2000 pounds; 15 sacks
siring beans, weight 0 0 pounds.
The prices obtained at Bsu Fran-
Cisco are aa follows: Tomatoes $11
par box; beans 12} cents per pound;
peppers go cents per pound; squash
ee 10 oenta per pound,
Jtsnsßallia, a Bonorsnlan wo
man, was eommltted to tbe Insane
Asylum by Judge Howard Tester
day. Hsrlosaali/ wascaaaedby
cal ohsnges. One form of ber
aberration Is that she claims to
bold dally Interviews with God,
whom she describes as a handsome
Amerioan. The devil, she says, is
of mixed origin, his mother hav
ing been an Italian and his father
a Frenchman.
Wm. Blslr Lord, one of the offi
cial shorthand reporters of tbe
House of Representatives, left here
to-day for San Francisco. He le
now taking the longest vacation
be has bud for years. He may
continue his visit westward as far
as the Sandwich Islands. Tbe
salary of a shorthand reporter of
the House of Representatives is
tbe same as thut of a member, viz:
$6,000 a yeur. Mr. Lord is oue or
the oldest and best known short
hand reporters in the Uuited
Judge Sepulvedi's Court remain
ed In session until 10:45 o'clock
last night. It was thought, early
iv tho evening, that the evidence
would all be in before tbat hour
and that argument would be com
menced this uiprulug, but the di
rect examination of Dr. Hannon,
medical expert, called in rebuttal
by the prosecution, occupied so
muoh time louger than was ex
pected that bis cross-examination
was postponed until 9 o'clock tbis
moruing. At the conclusion or bis
testimony the defense will proba
bly introduce some witnesses in
The exhibition given by the pu
pils of Professor Corrigan's Dane
log Academy, at Leek's Hall, last
night, was one of the most enjoya
ble eutertainments that has taken
place In Los Angeles lv a long
while. The graceful manner in
which the children executed tbe
many new and intricate dances
taught to them by the Professor
during the past season elicited the
hearty commendation of all pres
ent and was a most emphatic
tribute to tbe skill of their teacher.
Professor Corrlgan will leave for
tbe northern part of the State in a
few weeks, but expects to return to
Les Angeles next fall, when he
will re-open his academy.
Mr. James A. Llllle, oue of the
orlgiuSl discoverers of the Deer
Creek coal fields, arrived iv Tucson
yesterday. He aud three others
bave a tract of 050 acres. The de
velopments thus far made consist
of two shafts 60 and 30 feet iv
depth. In the latter they have a
10-foot vein of ooal, and a surface
cut shows the vein to be at least 22
feet in width. Tbe otber shaft,
which is ou a parallel vein, 200
yards south of the one first men
tioned, shows au eight-foot vein of
coal. The veins run northwest and
southeast, and all have a southerly
dip of about ih degrees. The ooal
fields are located In a valley about
1} miles wide, 22 miles from tbe
Uila river and 25 from Ban Carlos
agoucy. A party of Southern Pa
cific engineers ure now making
preliminary surveys for a railway
to the fields. They first surveyed
i a route from Bowie elation, which
1 tbey deoided to be impracticable,
'and are now running one from
! Wllloox.— Tucson Star.
Superior Court HOWARD, J,
Friday, April 28, 1881.
May berry vs Aboott ot ah—B.
Haley uppoiuted guardian ad litem
of minor defendants.
Estate of Mi Keller, deceased-
Petition for probate of will and let
ters testamentary continued, b.y
eoaseut, until Monday next, at 10
A. Ml
Estate of 8, L de Yorba, de
ceased—Petition for probate of will
and letters of administration con
tinued until Friday next at 10 A. M.
Guardianship of Keller minors-
Petition for letters set for May 10,
at 10 A. M.
Jesus Ballzs, female, a native of
Sonora, uged 45 years, committed
for iusauity. Cause or iusauity—
Religious hallucination In con
nection! with physical changes.
Tho aborigines are learning the
advantage vi getting on the good
Side of au editor. A fortnight ago
a squaw was killed at tue funeral
of a buck, utar VViuncmu'cca. 'Some
white men were talking about the
matter, aud Captain Bob called at
the office of tbe Battle Mountain
Messenger, to tkik a suspension of
popular opinion until the facts
are brought out. Bub admitted
being present at tbe funeral, end
that tbe squaw was killed, He
stated, »s justification of the sacri
fice, tuat she was tbn wife of tbe
dead buck, was too old to work or
do any-Hung for herself, and was
looked upon as a witch. He
thought tbls explanation should
satisfy all the whites. He declined
to definitely state the method of
the killing, but suggested, "Mobbe
put 'em head ou big stone and heap
mash'em." This is an original as
well us au aboriginal way of dis
posing of old aud helpless widows.
White relatives of tbe anolent
relict, more civilized, would have
sent her lo the poor house, per
Davie*, who founded "The King
dom of Heaven en Earth," near
Walla Walla, is in trouble. He
announced himself as Jehovah aud
announced his power to perform
miracles and defy death. Never
tbeleis, his red-headed sou, whom
he called Jesus, took sick aud "Je
hovah" wouldn't save him from
dissolution. >,'o\y doubts have
sprung up iv the Kingdom. The
Xtw JSTorthwett says that several
members of tlie flock have tired of
heavenly life and bave brought
suits iv the courtf of this mundane
sphere to obtain an equitable divis
ion of the Elysian Paradise and for
a restoration of terrestrial commod
ities absorbed 'by their "Jehovah,"
aud for conupeufatioii for years of
toll in their celestial asylum. Ol
course they will win, for their
"Jehovah" Is a fraud, Carl V"gl
is the ouly authorised celestial
representative lv this mundaue
A poetess moans: "My heart lay
on the threshing floor; I stifled
every wall, as blow ou blow de
scended from one who held tbe
flail." It was enough to kill ber!
But a woman who is so smart as to
leave her heart lying on a barn
floor until it is pouuded Into a jelly
with a fl ill, don't deserve a parti
cle of sympathy. The thresher,
perhaps, didn't know it was "only
a woman's heart." He may have
mistaken it for a secnon of con
demned Bologna sausage, and we
tberefore ask a suspension of public
opinion In his bebalf until hie side
of the story is printed.— HorrUtown
The Abarta Trial.
LThe proceedings of tbo morning
session will be found on (lie fourth
The proceedings wero reopened
precisely at half-past two, tbe court
room being densely crowded. In
deed, the manner In which the bus
iness of Judge Sepulveda's Court
has been conducted during this
trial might furnish a precedent
worthy of beiug followed by the
metropolitan-tribunals of our big
northern sister. It is rare that in
any part of the world, on the first
day of a oause'celebre, such as is
this trial for murder, a Jury is ob
tained, the evidence for the prose
cution put, and the testimony of
tbe defeudaut heard.
The evidence of Dr. Kurtz had
made a decided Impression ou tho
jury, and that body now listened
with the closest attention to his
cross-examination, ably conducted
by Mr. White. Dr. Kurtz was con
sistent and positive in tbo reitera
tion of the facts connected with the
physical and mental condition of
defendant, both before aud after the
shooting. The gist of the cross
examination was directed, how
ever, to tbe conflict of author
ity between writers on meu
tal diseases—this being a Btrange
proceeding, apparently, since
the unanimity aud gen
eral good-will existing between
members of the medical fraternity
who publish hooks aro so well
known. When Dr. Kurtz said he
considered that any virtuous wo
min wbeu deprived of her virtue
would go mail undoubtedly, de
cided marks of applause were no
ticeable among the concourse with
out the bur. The defendant has
frequently, since her incarceration,
threatened iv the presence of Dr.
Kurtz to take her own life; and
this, in Dr. Kurtz's opinion, must
be evidence of insanity; ho thinks
lhat she is actually insane. Three
quarters of au hour Jiad been con
sumed in this cross-examiuution.
James Thompson, the jailor, Btat
ed tbat defendant, while iv his
charge, has been very unwell al
most all the time; bas complained
of pain In her bead; haa desired
death. She has made fnquent
complaints of sleeplessness, and
witness has given her morphine
pills. Everything with which de
fendaut could do herself harm
bas been oedulously kept from
her, and she has never
beeu left alone. She has complain
ed of heart trouble, and one night
he and his family were alarmed at
ber condition. This was soou after
her incarceration. Cross-examiua-
tlon elicited uo further information
of Importance.
Dr. Henry Worthlngtoo testified
as follows: Three years ago lie wus
called to treat the defendant for dis
menorrhooi. She was irrational
and insaue at that time. Saw her
three times only.
On cross-examination no other
important facts were brought out.
Dr. N. P. Kichardsou said that
about four years ago he treated tbe
defendaut for the same disease ac
companied by hysterical spasms.
On hie cross-examination Dr.
Richardson explained what a
spasm was. At the time he saw
her defendaut was ill in bed.
Dr. K. D. Wise testified to hav
ing known defendant fir four or
live years. Has acted as her phy
sician two or three times, iv 1877
and 1878. He treated ber for dis
meuorrbco* accompanied by paiu
lv the head. Visited defendant in
tbe jail, two or three days after tbe
killing of Forster; she had a high
pulse, Ii si of appetite, severe paiu
in her head, aud was suffering
from sleeplessness; she had beeu
undoubtedly au iuuocent girl up lo
within a very few days; the nervous
excitability of the defendant is re
markable; her mental condition
previous to the shooting was irrita
ble, and very changeable; at times
she suffered under lneuul aberra
tion, due to tbe physical troubles
fiom wbioh she suffered; ut tbe
time of the ebootiug undoubtedly
her nerves were entirely uustruuc,
and she was irresponsible for the
act; since the shooting she has
been in a condition which may
well result in permanent Insanity,
uuless the female trouble be re
lieved; this relief has hitherto been
impossible beoause of ber extreme
modesty; the Dootor here ga\'e the
definition of un Insane impulse; it
would bo harder uot to aocouut for
this not on the part of the defend
ant than to account for it; Dr. Wise
thought that (he defendaut oould
not avoid her condition, under tbe
circumstances as shown; the Doc
tor gave deunltions of hysteria and
Insanity, and agreed with the prin
cipal authorities lv his profession,
for no man cap dare to give au ex
act definition of either iusauity or
hysteria; disappointment is the
great inoentlvo to hysteria, disap
pointment lv love the great cause
of Insanity; Dr. Wise does not
think that the defendant knew cf
her offense agaluat God and mau
at the time of her slaying Forster;
at that time her bruin was un
doubtedly congested With blood.
The hypothetical questions put tv
Dr. Kurtz were also propounded to
Dr. Wise, by whom they were an
swered eveu more elaborately aud
to the same geueral effect. The
cross-examination, conducted by
Mr. White,was long aud searching,
but brought out Ho change of faots
or of opinion on tho part of Dr.
Wise. He left the wituess stand at
ten minutes to iivej and, during
the whole time he occupied it,every
one present was deeply attentive
to what he said, which also seemed
to have a marked effect upon the
jury. At oue time Dr. Wise seemed
to chafe a little under what he
chose to consider a needless repiti
tion of questions leading to uoth-
Dr, Nadeau, rc-o tiled, testified to
tbe following fact: He was called
In May, 1878, lo prescribe for tlie
defendant and treated her for dis
ineuorrhea. There was no cross
Cellua Abbott, tbe next witness,
was engaged tq be married to Fors
ter at the lime of his death. Cross
examined she said that the day be
fore the killing she aud Forster
bad a conversation concerning her
own engagement to Forster. Tbe
prosecution waived tbe right to
cross examine further, as it was In-,
tended to cal) this witness for the
it waa now five o'olook, and the
defense rested here, always reserv
lug the right to call Ore. Latbrop
aud v> ortblugtoD, aotually not in
court. The jury were allowed a
reoess of Ove minutes, in order to
give those gsatlemen time to make
their appsaranos. During tbis re
be defendant conversed pleas
antly with ber counsel, Dr. Kurtz
ami others.
At the expiration of the'recess
the Jury again entered the jury
box, but the missing witnesses
were still absent. Judge Sepulveda
then adjourned thecoart until half
past seven. He said that a night
stsiion, though unpleasant, would
allow all tbe evidence to be put in
to-night; that the case would be
argued to-morrow, and possibly
submitted to tlie jury to-morrow
evening, so that the jurymen
might probably go home on Sun
At hulf-past seven tho heariog of
testimony was rosumed.
Mary Roberta agalu took the
stand and said: She desired to say
that it was ou Sunday, and not on
Saturday, as she inadvertently
said, that defendant told ber Mr.
Forster wished her to go to Ari
Dr. Worthlngtou, recalled, said
that uterine diseases tended to
disease the mind. Ho theu an
swered hypothetical questions sim
ilar to those wbicb had been put to
his fellow praotitiouers, in a gen
erally similar manner. He also
said that when a medioal expert
testified of his own personal knowl
edge his o|)lulou was more entitled
to weight than that of au equally
capable physician who had not
tbat personal knowledge.
The cross-examination, conduct
ed by Mr. White, turned chiefly on
the v line of expert testimony, and
tbe witness opined that less value
would attach to the opinion of a
medical export who had not at
tended for some tluje {he patient
concerning whose mental condi
tion an investigation should be
bad. Dr. Wortblngton actually
has a case of homicidal mania pro
duced by dismenorrhcen; suicidal
mauia sometimes, in fact general
ly, springs from and follows homi
cidul mauia; he admitted that he
was not very familiar witb tbe sub
ject; the intent, not the motive,
gives character to the act, but the
motive might bo the foundation of
the intent.
John Reynolds was called for Ibe
prosecution and said: He know
Forster and the two Abarta girls;
saw Forster on the Wednesday, he
thinks, before the shooting; by his
order he went to the Abarta's
house where one of the two ladies
gave him a note for Forster; he
took the note to Forster and took a
not) from him to hor; all this was
on the same day; ou Friday be
drovb Forster to Ducommuu street;
Forster stopped tbe carriage aud
Miss Abarta approached and got
in; wituess drove by First to Ala
meda street aud ar.-isr-s tho track;
tbe pole strap broke aud wltnuss
stopped to mend Ii; Forster asked
wituess where he could get a room
and was told of several; Forster
then usked if thu teum could go tv
Banta Monica.
The defense objected to the con
versation as not in the presence of
Miss Abarta, but the objectlou was
not sustained.
Witness drove to the "Wind
mill," then to the Grand Central;
theu.to the Capo House (Mniso's
Mansion)) thence to the''Wind
mill" again, aud again to the depot
— Forster seeking a room ut all
these places; theuce witness
drove to the Uruud Ceutrul
again and thence to the Cape
House; Forster aud tbe lady gut
out and the witness left; saw Miss
Abarta ou Saturday, for betook a
package to her from Forster; held
no communication with her; saw
her again ou Sunday at the Ctpe
House, she having sent for him;
wituess bought a valise ou Sunday
and scut it to defendant: when
witness weut tn the Cape Housa
be found defendant ready to start,
beiug all dressed; she said she did
not kuow whether lo go to Nevaji
or Arls inaj witness declined tv ad
vise aud weut away; witness had
meals sent to defeudaut at the
Cape House, by request of Forster;
tbe room Forster wanted was a quiet
place of wiiioii the publio wuuld
uot know. No cross-exumluatlou.
G. Devnurst und Jo-6 ViUaloboi
were called hy tbe prosecution, but
were uot forthcoming.
Dr. W. VV. Best, called by the
prosecution, Ikldl Hud heard tbe
testimony In tbe case.
The defense objected to Witness's
testimony on the ground that he
was not established as au expert.
The Court sustained the objection,
but allowed the faot of tbe wit
ness beiug an expert to bo estab
lished, aud this was done.
Cross-examined as to being uu
expert, tbe witness admitted that
be baufuot posted hiwsali about
tbis ease until within a short time;
he bed beeu paid to study up this
o>se by Mr. Brown tho sum of $50;
ten days before payment be hau
read up from the various authori
ties; this he did In order to satisfy
himself; be hud had the necessary
experleuoe, he thought, to testify
as an expert iv iusauity oases; did
not thinx an intelligent man, uot v
physloiuu, could not read up in the
medical books ami testify aa an
The witness here asked the pro.
lection of the Court end the exam
ination was resumed.
Witness resumed, in answer tn
Mr. Brown, and said that he wuuld
not testify unless he was paid;
that be was to aid aud post Mr.
Brown—a medical attorney, as it
were. He knew experts weftf em
ployed ou tho other side.
The Court ordered tho examina
tion resumed.
Wituess was asked tliu difference
between hysteria ami mania. Ob
jection by the defense, as witness
was not an expert, overruled by
the Court. Or. Ross theu gavo a
description of hysteria, us a light
unujnot lasting attack. It is not
like insanity, as hysterical persons
rarely do whut the insane do. He
drew a broad distinction betwoen
tho two diseases. A hysterical per
son is uever afllicled by homicidal
mania; has treated a great many
oases ofdismeunorrbeu; it may, in
time, affect the mind, and iv vari
ous way-, tho period at which the
patiuut sufTers must diQVr; it lusts,
sometimes, a week. Tniuks de
feudaut had dismenorrhea, aud
quite severely; iusauity might re
sult, but ii <t iv one so young;
symptoms < f homicidal mania vary
In 'I Helen! individuals. Wituess
does not think that a, hypothetical
persuJ, oircumitanced aa defend
ant, acted except from revenge.
The question to which this is
an answer was allowed by the
Court after considerable skiiraiab
ing by opposing counsel. From
tble time on objection was taken to
•vary question asked by the prose
Witness aaid that a parson acting
as defendant woujd, naturally ex
press grief at this act; a person
cannot be sane, then insane so as to
commit homicide, then sane again,
previously not having manifested
Insane symptoms; witness bss
never before found a physician In
town wbo believed in omntlonai In
sanity till to-day; witness testified
that physicians are by no means
agreed concerning Impulsive In
sanity; some believe lv it, others
do not.
Cross-examined by 001, Godfrey:
Insanity is a disease nf the mind,
produced by disease of the brain; a
person in apparent health may
lose consciousness, becoming in
sane, ami on recovering have no
recollection of what has occurred
nd interim; emotional Insanity Is
due to various causes, such as dis
appointment, grief, and tbe line,
lasting a few hours, days, or weeks,
or being incurable; continued loss
of sleep is such cause; so is sudden
nervous shock; witness would in
vestigate euch aud every case aud
judge each on its merits; dou't
tbiuk a person firing a seoond shot
In such a case as this supposed one,
could bo insane; the person of tbe
hypothetical case so firing, or at
tempting to fire, might be insane;
an insane person may have a mo
tive in committing a homicidal
act, again he may uot; the motive
alone would not influence the
opinion of the witness; witness
never examined defendaut; be was
then asked as to what tests are in
use for determining Insanity, and
mentioned several; cannot tell
whether thore be two great divis
ions of methods of test; grief,
shame, disappointment in love are
common onuses of insanity; there
is a disease known as moutal de
pression; hysteria is a mental dis
ease, as is insanity, ami general
moral mauia; so of transitory
mania, which cannot be limited, or
measured by time; irresistible im
pulse is a disease of the mind;
there is a distinction between men
tal and moral insanity; does uot
think tbe tlefendaut was insane or
suffering from dementia of any
kiud; was capable ot judging
of right and wrong; has
never treated a patient stiffl-ring
as in the hypothetical case
so often referred to; a hardened
criminal remembers all things, our
young in crime do not; hysteria Is
not insanity. Witness cannot
draw tlio live between them, and
so hold all authors; if It were uot
proven that the person of tile hypo
thetical c tsu had shot twice, or at
tempted to do so, witness would
not reverse his opinion; persons
wbo talk of suicide rarely kill
themselves; uo save person com
mits suicide.
Dr. Jos. Hanuon *as called and
testified as follows: Is County Phy
siolsni as sticli, during the last
four years, has examined some one
hundred persons charged witb In
sanity; previous to tbis time he
has uot paid much attention to in
sanity. Wituoss defined inauulty;
divisions uf insanity are arbitrary;
mania, In so use of its forms, is thu<
most common; homicidal mauia
was deli tied as iv the bonk*; uo
Class of disease is more likely thau
another to cau-u Insanity; author
ities divided as to emotloual Insan
ity; wituess never knew personal
ly of a cast; fear or aoger cause
acts seemingly irrational; such
acts are uot insanity, for the mind
is uot diseased; iusauity lv womeu
does not generally depend on sex
ual diseases; bus seeu a, few oases
of iusauity due to uterine trouble,
ulmusl all uocurring at tbe uhauge
of life; Uever saw insanity arising
from uismeuoirlita; delirium Is said
authoritatively to result thu- de
lirium is uot insanity, altbotigii so
called by some authors; lias treat
ed many casus of dismenorrhcea,
but uever knew delirium or iusau
ity to eusue; no shooting ujuue
wuuld be evidence cf insanity, hut
merely n eiugln symptom, to be
considered with others; defeudaut
did uot eeeiu insane t> wituess
wbeu he saw he; ut the jail uud
prescribed lor her BleeuloseU;<s.s an
ordinary o'oso of morphine, Which
was effectual, o.h, (he Jailor told
Is beiug now ten minute.-) to
eleven, the court udjouruud until
nine o'clock this moruing.
Figaro: Tho director of a certain
Parisian bunk received the Cashier
one morning witli an evidently dis
composed face. "Sir, I am unable
to hide from you longer that which
Is on my heart," says lie. Tbe
banker grows pale, "lam in love
with your daughter." Now the
banker breathes freely, but adds:
"Are you sure you uever make
mistakes?" "Indeed, sir, I uever
do." '"Then I refuse your hand,
'or you cau't be iv love,"
A young woman now iv Mon
tana was ruthlessly separated by
her parents from the objeot of her
heart's affections, to-wlt: A ro
mautie-looklng oow-boy witb red
leggings and umbrella hat. Miss
resolved to h» revenged on her pa
routs, und so has not spoken since.
Tne parents say they think they
shall be able to hear up under tbe
punishment.— ilzchange.
for Devlin's Celebrated Cuslom-
Made Suits thau ever before. His
prices have been reduced. No better fitting
garments are to h > obtained. Come aud see our
samples. Select tho kind you want, and we
will guarantee satisfaction iv every respect, or
no sale.
Our Reduction Hale iv Gem's Furuishiug
Goods still goes, und you will find it to your ad
vantage to huy your shirts and underwear anl
other goods at tbe low prices at which they are
now being sold. Wo have certainly reduced
prices on larger lines of goods.
Tlie "Coulter Shirt" is giving pel feet satis
■ faction, and is undoubtedly without a rival on
tl.oCoi.9t. Men are paying high prices for
shirts made to order that ure uo better In any
respect than those we are selling at very low
' prices. The "Coulter Shirts" are manufactured
expreusly to my order. Call and see them.
'Ti* the Burlington Rawkeye
that rises to remark: We do not
know what the roster of tbe 421
Ohio (President Garfield's regi
ment) showed tbe full strength nf
tbe rank and file to be, but we do
know tbat enough field and line of
ficers have turned up since last No
vember, to have captured Rich
mond tbe first year of the war, If
they could have been got together.
Tbe common soldiers of the 42d, In
common with most of tbe prlvste
soldiers In the Union army, were
all killed during tbe war. But tbe
officers survived like grasshoppers.
As a lonesome private of the 47th
Illinois once said at a reunion
banquet: "Boys, I can't make
much of a speech, but I will say
this for you. There's a darned sight
more of you here than I ever saw in
a fight."
One of the slgnlflcantsigns of tbe
times is that the New York hotels
are discarding set bowls witb run
ning water aud are golog back to
the old-fashioned bowls and pitch
ers. This Is a glorious obange.
Now a mau csn take tbe pitcher
and hurl water on the bead of tbe
man who sings beneath bis win
Cats have not been employed to
reform young people so muoh as
otber animals, but they-ought to
be. You can rise witb the larK, be
as strong as a bull, wise as a ser
pent, harmless as a dove, busy as a
bee, and preserving as ao tint, but
you can't be first-class boys and
girls unless you are as faithful to a
good home as a cat.
BROWN—In this city, April 29th, Tilliti
P. Brown, wife'if Robert A. Brown, aged
28 years.
funeral services to-day (Saturday)
afternoon at 2 o'olook, at the family res
idence on Jtffersoa street. Friends are
invited without further notice.
A Wonderful Discovery.
For the speedy cure of consump
tion and all diseases tbat lead to it,
such as stubborn coughs, neglected
colds, bronchitis, bay fever, asth
ma, pain in tbe side and chest, dry
hacking cough, tickling iv tbe
throat, hoarseness, sore throat, and
all chronic or lingering diseases of
the throat and lungs, Dr. Kino's
New Discovery has no equal and
has established for Itself a world
wide reputation. Many leading
physicians recommend aud use it
la their practice. The formula
trom which it is prepared is highly
recommended by all medical jour
nals. The clergy and the press
have complimented It in the most
glowing terms. Go to your drug
gist aud get a trial bottle free of
cost, or a regular size for SI. For
sale by idelnzemau & Ellis, Los
Angeles, Wholesale Atieuts.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
The Best4!alvb in the world for
cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers, Bait
rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped
bands, chilblains, corns, aud all
kinds nf skin eruptions. This
salve la guaranteed to give perfect
satisfaction in every case or money
refunded. Price 25 cents per box.
For salo by Heinzemau & Ellis,
wholesale ageuts, lies Augeles.
Misses Crowder
Announce to tlie ludies lhat they
tiuve opened a first-class dressmak
ing establishment in the rear of
Mrs. M. E. Park's millinery store.
Having had loug experience In
Eastern oltiea they are prepared to
give such style and fashion as can
uot be bad elsewhere. Call early
aud leave orders. No. IS Spring
street, City of Pari9 building', Leg
Aug. les, Cal. apOSui
At the Central Pharmacy yon
can obtain tbe famous eleotric
razor and Russian leather strop.
See the Conoolodof in his won
derful transmutation of colors at
tlie dyeing aud scouring establish
meut, No. 8 Aliso street.
Pleasant rooms witb hoard, 200
Spring street. opl6:lm
Second-hand clothiug bought and
sold at No. 8 Aliso street.
Mothers, try tbe Manx Fetdiug
Bottle. Ueiuzemuu & Ellis, ageuts.
Perforated Sheet Metal
For Milling ami Mining Machinery.
32 Wo.it Washington Street
Hew, Attractive and Cheap !
17 and 19 Spring St.
We present to the people of Los Angeles and vicinity
The Grandest Array of
That has ever been brought to this market,
Comprising the Latest and Best Style* and
Fabrics in the DRY COODB and

\tCSr*A visit io our extensive establishment will be can'
vi'ncing, that WE are far ahead of any other house in
Southern California in keeping the LARGEST AS
SORTMENT and selling at the L 0 WEST PRICES.
unusually attractive. Our new shades in plain materials,
as well as the charming combinations of colorings in the
new plaids and stripes, in gilt and ombre effects, are
greatly admired.
Our reputation for keeping, by far, the best assorted
stock of BLACK DRESS GOODS will doubtless be
highly enhanced this season. Our direct importations
of WOOL and SILK materials, at very low prioes, are
now exhibited in great variety.
Towels, Table Linens.
Housekeepers and hotel keepers can save a large per*
centage in making their purchases from our immense
stock of TOWELS and TABLE LINENS. Suoh a
variety has never beep, exhibited in this city before.
Bare novelties in Ladies' and Children's French and
English HOSIERIES at very low prices. .
Three, four and six-button FRENCH KID GLOVES,
in all shades. AGENTS for tho celebrated
"Riverside"Laced Kid Gloves. Fine assortment of SILK
MITTS, in black and opera shades. Latest styles of Lace
Top and other varieties of Lisle thread and Silk Gloves.
etc., received daily from New York.
Largest and cheapest assortment of PARASOLS in
the city.
The Latest Spring Stylos of Cloaks, Dolruas and Dolmans.
Clothing Department.
lv our Clothing Department we are showing the most
complete assortment for MEN, YOUTHS and BOYS,
comprising the Latest Styles in the most fashionable
materials. Particular attention has been given to the
SUITS for YOUNG MEN, to which we invite inspection
by those desiring something nobby for the coming sea
son. In BOYS' CLOTHING our variety is ao great that
we feel confident to be able to suit small as well as large
purses. PARK SUIT for Boys from 4 to 10
years old, in Fancy Tweeds of different shades, are the
newest in that line.
We have an elegant line of DERBY and SOFT WOOL
HATS, in different shades, and all the newest shapes.
Complete line of STRAW HATS for Men, Boys and
Children, from the lowest grade to the highest.
GENT'S FURNISHING GOODS, comprising foil
lines of Neckwear of the latest styles, Hosiery, White
and Colored Shirts, Paper and Linen Collars, Suspenders,
Merino, Gossamer and Flannel Underwear.
BOOTS and SHOES.— Our 800 and Shoe Depart*
ment comprises full lines for Gents and Boys, Ladies,
Misses and Children.
Trunks and Valises in Great Variety
Public are cordially invited to evamine out new stock*

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