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Ledging Home Rates Too High.
A day or two ago a Herald reporter met Ben 0. Rhoades, the auctioneer, and asked him how business is in the city. The knight of the hammer re plied : , __. "Well, with ns it is pretty good. But you are wrong in the conjeoiuic that good times with the auctioneer means necessarily bad times with the people at large. We are not quite so unpopular as the doctors and undertakers. I will tell you. We are selling a great deal of fur niture, but nearly ail of it comes from boarding houses sod Urge lodging houBeH. Now, as proof of the fact that times are good, I may tell you that we Bell all the stuff offered, and at decidedly good prices. I am get ting fine prices for all the good house hold goods pnt in our hands. This Bbows that there are more buyers that sellers. The buyers are new. coming in here and setting up house-keeping. That is a good sign. The trouble with the keepers of lodging and boarding-houses is that the rents are generally too high. There is no business that will afford these excessive rates. If the landlords would be a little considerate these people coold pay a fair rent and make a living. It is high rents, not dull times, that drive them out of business. Viae Scale Bus- Yesterday a Herald reporter met George Campere, the scale bug extermi nator and asked how the pest was get ting along, and what progress was being made in the extermination of the bug. He said: Where all of a district is attacked at one time the bug has to succumb. But the trouble is that where one man tries to clean np his place ten take no trouble at all. Now if the rule were reversed and nine cleaned up while one was negli gent, it would be hard to root the bug out. There are many good ways of at tacking the scale bug, and he can be destroyed whenever all the people will join together in one short, Bharp, decisive battle against him. But be will not dis appear until then. Water will wash the bugs from the trees, and if they are kept washed off they will die in time. But why be content with this slow and un certain method of doing business. There are good washes that will cut off the days of the bugs with expedition and cer tainty. The people ought to be com pelled to use these, and to do away with the scale bug of all colors and kinds. Shot the Wrong Peraon. Mrs. J. A. Muir, the wife of the cordial Assistant Division Superintendent of the the Southern Pacific's establishment had rather an unpleasant experience the other evening. Mr. Muir waa away on business, and the quietude of thoir resi dence on HawkinH Btreet was disturbed by sounds which immediately conveyed the idea that there were burglars about the premises. Mrs. Muir did not faint or scream, as a big proportion of ladies would do under such circumstances, but, arriving with a Colt's revolver, she pro ceeded to investigate the matter. Not being used to firearms, however, she unluckily pressed the trigger of the pistol as she was looking about, and the catridge exploded, sending the bullet into her leg, and inflicting a painful though not at all serious tlesh wound. This terminated the search for the burg lar, who, as nothing more was heard of him, probably made hasty tracks down the street, and Mrs. Muir is as a result confined to her room, but, as her many friends will be glad to bear, will be out and about again in a few days. Too Basly. There is always a rush of hacks to the depot when any trains arrive, and yester day morning as No. 17 pulled in, Officer Kulo had them all in line as usual, when suddenly a late arrival, in the shape of a transfer wagon, driven by Sghroeder, came dashing upon the scene. In his haste to get in the front ranks, the new comer was not very particular as to where he drove, and as a result, he ran into Rnbe Williams, that unfortunate individual being struck with the wagon pole in the middle of the back and knocked down and injured. Schroeder did not check his wild career, however, for he drove on to the vantage-ground, where his ' vagaries were brought to an untimely end by Officer Rulo, who promptly arrested bim and marched him off to the police station. A New Lease of Life. Yesterday a paper was filed in the office of the County Recorder by which the Messrs. Hose & Bilderrain lease the St. Elmo Hotel from Mrs. Dorla Jones for the period of two years. The 8t. Elmo, six years ago, under the immediate man agement of Mr. A. H. Deuker. was the leading hostelry in the city. Then later on it passed into the hands of Ed. Dun ham and Dick Schieffelin; but when this pair of Bonifaces took the Nadeau Hotel the St. Elmo passed over to George Ford, who had been running the Grand Central, Ford re-ranted the hotel and sold his lease to the present proprietors. The St. Elmo was rented to Hammel <fc Danker for $300 per month. Dunham A Schieffelin paid $600, and when Ford re leased the rent was rained to $700. A Teat Cane. An interesting case, from a railroad atandpolnt, is now on trial in Judge Van Dyke's court. On the 3d of May last, a boy named Harry Barrett, while playing about the turntable at the Southern Pa cific's station at Santa Ana unhooked it and as a result his leg was caught and crushed against, the woodwork. Damages are set at f'Jo.OOO by the plaintiff, who is represented by Hon. Victor Montgomery, .while the company's interests are de fended by Judge Bicknell. The point raised is whether or not a railroad com pany should keep its tnrntobles locked the same as its switches, this being hitherto a custom not adopted. Pullman Faeacugere. The following Pullman passengers left yesterday for San FranciBco and the East: Bv the 1:20 p. it. train—J. W. Smith, F. W. Thompson, Mr. Klaimber, J. D. Jennings, J. Forrester, Mrs. Gelach, K. F. Pulsifer, E. G, Dunn, J. Severane' A. K. Smiley, L. Gildmacher, Mr. Forman, C. E. Baer, Mr. G. A. Gatman, Mr. Poetzner. J. F. Toxtrom, Mr. Reed, E. R. Thompson, 0. Bunterg, Ed Dunham, Mr. Marquette, E. P. Stacy, L. W. Roan, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Wilier. By the 10:20 p. m. train—G. Kimball, Mr. Underbill. W. G. Gleck, C. B. Har wood, J. E. O'Connor, L. Scott, W. G. Fisher, Mrs. Mallon, W. Treat, M. Myer stein, Mr. Barnard, G. H. Roe, A. E. Collins, C. E. Mollingsworth. Iks Lull Her Sjlrlp. A young lady named Miss Mary Hor ton lodged a complaint with the South ern Pacific officials yesterday morning. She said that on the night previous she Was in the waiting-room at the Wolfskin THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD. FRIDAY MOKNLLNCi. mawjb c, ie*re depot, snd had with her a valise con 'aininn jowelry and personal effects of considerable value. This nhe placed on a seat while she went over to the book stand to purchase something to road, and when sho returned it was gooe. Inquiry from those about the building failed to reveal any clue aB to the identity of the sneak thief, and the company's detect ives, who were notified of the affair, are practically at a standstill. MiBS Horton has gone on to San Francieco. dulling the Public, A certain morning paper, which is generally known among newspaper men as the Daily Fakir, published a blood curdling story last Monday which it called "The Trunk Mystery." The sub stance of the yarn was that City Marshal Insley, of Santa Ana, had found the body ot a newly-born infant in a trunk, the result, it was supposed, of an abor tion. Mr. Insley was in the city yester day, and, on being questioned about the story, a' once declated that it was a lie out of whole cloth. The only trunk with which he had had anything to do was that which a Santa Ana woman had de tained in her house to secure payment of a board bill which she claimed was still due her from a woman living in Los Angeleß who had staid for a time at her house. The Los Angeles woman went to the District Attorney to ask whether the Santa Ana woman could be compelled to give up the trunk, and was informed that it was a civil case. The affair was finally compromised. Out of this trifling circumstance the story was fabricated, that is, if it had any founda tion whatever. Chinese (iamblen. The inhabitants of Chinatown have re cently waked up to the evils of gambling and 1 aye been besieging the District At torney's office to have the games stopped. A number of prominent Chinese mer chants have complained that their cred itors are not settling their accounts with them, but as soon as they receive their weekly wages they go and squander it at the gambling tables. A large part of the business of Chinatown is done on a credit basis. Retail merchants suffer severely from lueses through this arrangement. The only answer which those who com plain receive is, that if they can bring witnesses to prove gambling in any place, the occupants will be arrested, but they invariably declare their fear of high binders and refuse to take any such risk. The games at present running are well fortified with iron doors and windows, and protected from without by an able corps of watchers. A big game was raided last week and a number of con victions secured, but a number of games are still secretly in progress. A Uanxcroiu Crank. A complaint of insanity was sworn out yesterday against Samuel Bennett Ken nedy, who lives at the corner of Blame avenue and Freeman street. He is a man of about 33 years of age and has been living with his mother, out of work for some time. She has become very much afraid of him by reason of his strange and violent conduct. He has developed a savage, morse disposition, refusing to do any work and glaring fiercely at everyone who comes in his sight. Without his mother's consent he made off with .f(>00 of the money which had been given her by another son. So strange had his behavior been of latt that Mrs. Kennedy had a number of times been in terror of her life. The man was taken to the County Jail late in the afternoon and placed in confine ment. He will be examined by the commission this morning. The Court Journal. At the meeting of the Bar Association yesterday the following resolution was adopted: "Resolved, That the Daily Court Jour nal, published for the past seven months by Charles W. Palm & Company, has become, practically, a necessity to the courts, bar and litigants; that the publi cation will become, if possible, more necessary when two more depart ments are added to the Super ior Court; that it is tha unani mous opinion of this meeting assembled, that the Board of Supervisors has the right, under the law, to grant an appro priation to publish the calendars daily, or to subscribe for aB many copies of an existing publication as they may wish to; and that the Board of Supervisors of this county are earnestly urged to grant the request which they are now considering." IJot Iter Money Back. A young woman by the name of Annie Schaffer came to the station yesterday and asked Chief Cooney to arrest a Mrs. Kearny, who, she said, had swindled her. Mrs. Kearney conducts a dress making establishment on Spring street, and in connection with it has an em ployment agency. The Schaffer girl wanted a place to work, and she paid Mrs. Kearney $1.80 on the promise, she says, that a place was to be given her. When she failed of the desired employ ment, she asked for the return of the money, which was refused. As no war rant could be served on a complaint of this sort, Detective McCarthy was sent around lo talk to Mrs. Kearney, which be did in such an effective style that she gave up the money. Complaints of em ployment agencies are very common at the Police Station. A Satisfactory Report. The report was received yesterday at the Southern Pacific offices here of the business done by the Company in Cali fornia during January. The figures are very flattering, showing a total of 50,255,970 pounds of through west-bound freight, of which Los Angeles contrib uted 4,102,070 pounds. t or Male This week at Rice's, 328 and 330 Sonth Spring street, painted bedroom sets for $8 and $10; ash sets for $14, $11! and $18; antique sets for $18 and +2(1: walnut sots for $25 and $30; lounges for $3, $4, $!>. $11 50, $12 50, $14 and $10; parlcr sets for $30, worth $00; carpets for onetnlrd cost; glassware, stoves, crockery, mirrors, bedding, pillows, countars, shelving, chicken fixtures. Everything you want at half prices. (Jet prices at Rice's. Everybody Uses Crown Flour. Samples free at grocers. At Joe Pohelm's, the Tailor, Commencing January 12th, I will make suits to order at a genuine reduction of 10 per cent, to mv original price of 25 per cent., this reduc tion to continue for sixty dsys only. 49 and 51 South Spring street, 263 North Main street. Lumber. Clark & Humphreys are selling lumber at very low prices. Read their advertisement. S. Conradi's Removal. 8. Conradl, the Jeweler, has removed from 16 South Maiu street to 21 North Spring street, near corner of Franklin. Theo. Rapp, Wood Engraver, No. 10 Court street, room 9. Satisfaction guaranteed. Reasonable prices. Crown Flour. Crown Flour. f/rowil riuiir. ~,»»•—«■ ciuur. Ask your grocer for it. Always reliable. Children Cry for.Pitcher's Castoria. I AUCTION SALES. General Auction Mart. BEESON & RHOADES, AUCTION, Storage 555 Commission. Peremptory Bales ot New and Second-Hand Furniture WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, and SATURDAY, MARCH 9, At 10 a. m. and 2 p. v. Liberal cash advances made on consignments. Outside sales made on application. HEN O. RHOAfIE?, Auctioneer. Jas-tf Auction Sale —or— FINE FURNITURE BEESON & RHOADES WILL (ELL AT No. 133 Temple Street, ON MONDAY, MARCH aim. Commencing at 10 a. h. sharp, All the furniture in this 9-room bouse, con sisting of one elegant parlor set, nearly new; fine carpets, bedroom sets, tables, chairs, dishes, silverware, bed clothes, curtains, aud, in fact, everything in this well-furnished house. Goods nearly new and [ale positive. Ladles invited. REN O. RHOADES. Auctioneer. H. H. MATLOCK & SON, Auction and. Commission House, 144 SOUTH SPRING BTREET, Will sell on Saturday, March 9th, at 8 P. M. New and Second Hand FURNITURE, Consisting of handsome bedroom Bet of differ ent kinds, parlor sets, dining-room, bedroom, and kitchen furniture. Carpets, etc.; abou everything wanted for housekeeping. Must and will be sold withont reserve to the highest bidder. ]6-3 m H. H. MATLOCK, Auctioneer. E A. DIE S ! GRAND OPENING OF Spring and Summer MILLINERY —AT THE— " WONDER," 70 S. MAIN ST., Saturday, March 9th. ALL THE LATEST STYLES —IB— RIBBONS AND MILLINERY At Prices Lower Than Ever. m 6 lm THE Alexandre Weill TRACT. Parties in search of home or business loca tions in the neighborhood of the New S. P. Arcade Passenger Depot, Should visit tho ALEXANDRE WEILL TRACT on Central avenue, between Eighth and Vejar streets, and examine into its merits. This prop erty is in close proximity to the new depot, as well as the proposed new Government building and the grand $1,000,000 hotel to be erected on Main street, near Ninth. It is generally ad mitted that there is more activity in the section of Los Angeles traversed by Central avenue than in any other part of our Angelic City, yet most people do not fully realize the Grand Transformation Scene To be enacted along this great thoroughfare in the near future as a result of the transfer of tbe S. P. depot to the Wolfskill place. Now Is the time to buy I DON'T WAIT UNTIL HOLDERS APPRECIATE THE SITUATION AND STIFFEN THEIR PRICES! THE ALEXANDRE WEILL TRACT is one of the most promising pieces of property in the market, and has steadily improved in intrinsic value in the face of hard times and a "busted boom." What its prospects would be in case of a revival of tbe tide of prosperity that has recently swept over Southern Cali fornia is a question every intelligent in vestor or home-seeker should ask of himeelf. Prices from $600 a lot up. Terms to suit the times. Interest at tbe rate of 8 per cent. To purchasers who will agree to Improve their lots at once, we can offer easier terms than auy other tract In Lo* Angeles. To speculators we offer a Cash Discount of 5 per cent, for all cash. Positively no further reduction or rebate from printed price lists, which can be obtained, to gether with any desired information, at the office of RICHARD ALTSOHUL, SOLE AGENT, 18 Keiiuena Street, WITH K. COHN & CO. mO cod JNOTIUK. THE LOB ANGELES CITY WATER CO. will strictly enforce tho following rule: The hours for sprinkling are between 6 and 8 o'clock a. M. aud 6 and 8 o'clock r. h. For a violation of tho above regulation the water will be shut off and a fine of two dollars will be charged eio.-u water will be turned on gain, REAL ESTATE. The Gem of the San Gabriel Valley. Only Three Miles from City Limits of Los Augoles. Property of San Uabrlel Wine Co.. Original Owners. LOCATED AT SHORB'B STATION. On line of 8. P. R. R. and San Gabriel Valley Rapid Transit R. R ~ From 10 te 15 minutes to the Plata, Lot An geles City. CHEAPEST SUBURBAN TOWN LOTS, VILLA SITES, OR ACREAGE PROPERTY POPUI.AU terms. PUREST SFKUSTG- WATKH Inexhaustible quantities guaranteed. Apply at Office of SAN GABRIEL WINK CO., Ramona, Los Augeles county, Col. Or to J. M. TIERNAN. Ramona. m7tl SPECIALS FORT ST.. between Third and Fourth _ Sts , 80x165; per ft $ 400 FLOWER ST., between Eighth and Ninth Bls., 00x165; per ft 90 FIOWERBT., between Ninth and Tenth Bts., 50x155 to alley; per ft 72 OLIVE ST., bet. Sixth andBeventh Bts., 00 or 120x155, to alley; per ft. 200 FIGIEROA ST., Between Brooklyn and Walnut Drive, per ft 55 SEVENTH ST., near Union Avenue, boxl!7, toalley; per It 33 SEVENTH ST., near Main 8t„ 45x110; Per ft 160 UNION AYE., corner Eighth St., 00x117, to alley 1600 BUKLINGTON AYE .Bonnie Brae tract, 50x150, to allej 1650 For these and many more see POMEROY &> GATES. 16 COURT STREET. Largest and newest list In the city. MANTER & WILSON, OF DELANO, KERN CO., CAL., —HAVE SEVERAL THOUSAND ACRES —or— First-Class Alfalfa Land WITHIN THE ARTESIAN BELT, IN KERN AND TULARE COUNTIM FOR SALE AT VERY LOW PRICES. Come and see, and yo« will not go away with out purchasing. d 22 3m' WOOD AND COAL. 3STOTIOE. Now is the time to lay in your supply of CoaL The hhip "Hilma" now discharging 1500 I ONS English Coke and Welch "Anthracite toal at Port of San Pedro for LOS ANGELES GAS COMPANY, Office, 295 North Main Street, LOS ANGELES CITY. Will sell cheap on railroad track, this city, in order to make room for another cargo to arrive. ALL AND GET QUOTATIONS. Wholesale and Retail. NEW MEXICO COAL, Screened Lump Coal, Delivered Loose. SI 1,00 „, '! „ " - " " in Sacks 18.00 Single Sacks, Delivered .78 " " at Yard so SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Coal and Wood Co., OFFICE: COR. SECOND AND SPRING BTB., Bryson-Bonebrake Building (basement). Telephone 315. CARLOAD LOT 3 A SPECIALTY. d2O 12m Coal, Coal. The undersigned have several cargoes of Wellington, Greta, Scotch Splint, Wallsend —AND— COKE Due and some discharging, is prepared to sell in CARLOAD LOTS on track. Liberal Discount to the Trade. Also has PORTLAND CEMENT, PIG IRON and FIRE BRICK for sale. For further particulars Inquire of J. J. MELLUS, mstf 031 Los .Armeies Street. ______________________ HOMES. Finest Quality of Fruit Lands. NEAR LOS ANGELES, AT REASONABLE PRICES AND ON LIBER AL TERMS TO ACTUAL SETTLERS. Bight thousand acres now subdivided (17,000 acres in all) In San Fernando Valley, from 8 to 12 miles from the Plaza, into 5, 10, 12 and 40 acre tracts, ranging from $25 to $150 per acre, and on such liberal terms that any one can own a home. A fruitful soli, easily cultivated; a healthy and delightfnl climate; excellent schools and churches; two railroads. With Los Angeles markets for everything raised on the farm, these lands offer inducements to settlers that cannot be duplicated. Also, a Stock Range of 1,250 acres, only four miles from city limits, at a very low figure. Oan be subdivided into two or three ranges. For maps, prices and terms apply to PROVIDENCIA LAND WATER AND DEVEL OPMENT COMPANY, Rooms 8 anl 9, Bryson & Bonebrake Block jail 3m S. A. WIDNEY, /flB-fc 88 N. Main St., _____■ / ._BHgZjsf —PACTORY AOENT FOR — Babyßuffgies.etc. HOTEL VENDOME, SAN JOSE, CAL This new and elegant hotel was opened for the reception of guest*. February 7,1589. San Jose is one hour's ride from San Francisco, situated In the celebrated Santa Clara valley, a city having over 40,000 inhabitants. This hotel has 225 rooms, and Is located in the center of al2 acre park, which has been under high cultivation for over twenty-five years. Steam heat in all the halls, all rooms either Bteam heat or grates. Incandescent light through the house- Arc lights ou grounds. Otis elevator. Large music hall. Gentlemen's billiard room and club rooms, also ladits' billiard parlor. Every room has a special fire alarm. Fine livery and boarding stable in connection with house. Altog-ther the best equipped and most modern hotel in California. Rates, $2.50 to $4.00 per day, transient. Satisfactory rates made with permanent guests. THEODO REJGITTINGS and FRED PRE3BREY, Clerks. E. W. ROOT, nanagrr. RECEIVED AND NOW ON SALE AT HARPER & REYNOLDS CO. Carload of those celebrated wrought-iron Home Comfort Ranges; also several car loads of Cooking and Heating Stoves for Coal, Wood, Coal Oil and Gasoline on hand. A very fine assortment of Geo. Wostenholm's I X L and Hnmason & Buckley's Pocket Cutlery, American Carvers and Table Knives in fine coses, alsottij** celebrated brands of Razors, "Progress," 4 'Bengal," and Wade & Butcher. Complete stock of all kinds of Builders' Hardware and Mechanics' Tools always on hand. HARPER «& REYNOLDS CO. 48 and 50 North Main Street. nio-sm R. H. HOWELL. R. L. CRAIG. HOWELL & CRAIG, IMPORTERS. -:- Grrocers, 32, 34 and 36 South Los Angeles Street, T.£ P^. N ?75 84> LOS ANGELES, CAL. 173 m MONTGOMERY, GRANT <fc CO.. 833 K. Eos Angeles St. Hranch Stores at Pomona and San Rernardlno. NORWEGIAN STEEL PLOWS. SYRACUSE CHILLED PLOWS. BUGGIES AT COST, AND VEHICLES OF ALL KINDS THE SAME. We carry everything required by the Farmer and Orchardist. ml 10m WHOLESALE. (_> O _A_ Ij. RETAIL. SOUTH FIELD WELLINGTON COAL, Tne Rest Domestic and Steam Coal Drought to this Jlarkct. Call and get our prices. HANCOCK BA.IN NING, Coal Dealer. OFFICE TELEPHONE, NO. 36. J BOOM 24. m 8 lm YARD TELEPHONE. NO. 1047. j YARD, DEPOT. joepoheW THE TAILOR, Makes tha Best Fitting Clothes in the State at 25 per cent less than any other Tailor on tha Pacific Coast. Suits made TO F BS& EB $25 °° Pants made T V„o D M ER 6_°° 203 alonteowy Street, 724 Market andlll & Ul2 Market St m FRAfiEISCO. 105, 107 and 109 Santa Clara Street. SAX JOSE. 49 and 51 Sonth Soring Street, and 263 North Main Street, LOS ASGEIES. o 1021 &1028 Fourth Street. SA.V DIEGO. Superfluous HAIR Removed FROM THE FACE BY KLFJCTKOLYBIB ! Warts. Holes aud Tumors also removed by tbe same process without pain, injury or scar. Office: 237 8. Springst. Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 10. HAITI MONO WRISWOLU, 91. D. ml <im COCKLES ANTI-BILIOUS PILLS. The Great English Remedy. FOR LIVER, BILK, INDIGESTION, ETC. Free from mercury; contains only pure Vegetable Ingredients. Agents, LANGLSY a MICHAELS, San Francisco. anwklyly Over one thousand testimonials in California. HELLMAN, HAAS & CO., Agents, LOS ANGELES, fit) 12m <Uw A SUCCESSFUL CHANGE. "THE OXJFTON," A t the corner of Fort and Temnle sts., nnder the new management, Is now the best private hotel in the city. The rooms, both single and en f-ulte, are large, sunny and well furulshed, and Its table unequalled in the city. The kitchen is nnder the direct management of the famous chef, F. l>e Russle Smith, a cook of tnirty five years' experience, and lv that capacity has served bo h Grant and Garfield, has also been chief cook ou Pacific snd Atlantic Ocean steamers, and was a chief in the Union PaciSo dining car service for six yeara. Its convenience to busluess adds greatly to its popularity. Breakfast, 6:30 to 8:30; Lunch, 12 to 2; Dinner, 0 tc 8. Summer rates now in forco. m 6 lm 3