WHERE IS BEHRMAN?
Another Mystery That is
Hard to Solve.
A Vigilance Committee Said to Have
Been Interested iv
There is a strong undertow of excite
ment moving in that part of the city
where the Washington street line of
street cars ends, concerning the fate of
one of the residents of that place, Lmi»
Behrman by name. It is more than a
year ago now since Behrman first made
his appearance in Los Angeles in com
pany with his wife. Tbe couple took up
their residence at 319 Commercial street,
snd Behrman, who is a barber by voca
tion, at once set about obtaining em
ployment in one of the shops
rear by. He got it and being
i good workman, secured steady employ
ment, and he and his wife were to all
appearances the happiest couple in the
City of the Angels. About two months
■go, however, his marital partner went
sway to San Francisco, and Behrman
shortly afterwards removed his head
quarters, both for residence and busi
ness purposes, to tbe end cf the Wash
ington-street car line. He rented a little
redwood shanty on the corner of Beau
mont avenue and Washington street, the
front part of which he fitted up
with his toneorial appliances, leas
ing the rear part of the building
to an old shoemaker named Ward and a
colored couple known as the Tibbetts. If
the voice of rumor be true, Behrman'b
habits were very suspicious from the day
of his settlement in the little colony
which has sprung up in that part of the
It is said that he was in tbe habit of in
viting young girls of immature years into
his premises, although no direct evidence
of wrong-doing is forthcoming from
sny quarter. The citizens said
nothing, but they watched Behr
man pretty closely and on Sunday
three weeks ago an incident occurred
which made their suspicions worse than
ever. It is said that during the afternoon
of that day Behrman enticed two Spanish
girls into his place, one of whom is but
12 years of age and the other only 9.
They remained in there, it is said, four
or five hours, Behrman keeping the
doors closed, and this matter being
talked about during the course of the
evening, action was finally decided on.
A vigilance committee, it is said, was
formed, but what occurred in the
counsels of that select body is known
only to those present. Behrman
was in his shop as usual the next morn
ing, and worked along that day and tbe
next evidently unconscious that be was
s marked man. On Tuesday evening,
telling the shoemaker, Mr. Ward, who
occupied the building with him, that he
was going down town, he put on his hat
and strolled out. It is now over three
weeks since he took his departure in the
manner described, and he has not been
home since. It seems very improbable
that at the time he left the house he had
made up his mind to return to it no
more, for he did not even take with him
s change of clothes nor any of those
little treasured knick-knacks which every
man accumulates during the course of
What became of him ? is the question
now agitating the minds of those directly
associated with him. All kinds of sup
positions are, of course, brought forward,
bnt running at the bottom of all, and
ever and anon showing itself in little
ripples, flows the idea that the members
of the vigilance committee could solve
the mystery, if they so desired Many
think that, seeing their opportunity when
Behrman left his house after night
fall, they, by a preconceived plan,
seized and gagged him and carried
him away to the hills, which
form the western binndary of the city.
Once there, "a short bhrift aud a long
rooe," or, perhaps, the quicker medium
of a bullet formed the crowning scene to
the tragedy of the night. If, however,
such a thing has been done, it has been
only after the most conclusive evidence
having been obtained against Behrman.
It has hard to ferret out any particulars
from the residents at the scene of the
mystery. They will not openly admit
that a vigilance committee had been
formed, but they acknowledged that ar
rangements had been made to
ran Behrmann out of that part of the
town. Whether the individual in ques
tion will yet turn up and thus satisfactor
ily clear up the affair, is a matter for
time to solve, but wiseacres who live
■round the Washington street stables
district will shake their heads mysteri
ously whenever the subject is brought
A Inniet Party — Latest Note* In
The Sunset tourist party referred to in
these columns a few days ago has arrived
safely in town. The excursionists came
in charge of Dr. W. B. May and express
themselves well satisfied with the treat
ment received en route. The names of
the visitors are as follows:
B. F. Allison and wife, of Apoplea;
Mioß Carrie M Black, of Philadelphia;
G W Briggs, of Bangor, Me; Gua Brown,
New Orleans; Mrs M A Bucknell. Boe
ton; M Campbell, YazooCity; C R Car
ter, Philadelphia; Mrs Ada Covilla,
Gardner, Me; B Dillman, E Dußoise,
Philadelphia; E W Elliott, Boston; W
M Fanning and wife, Areola. Ind;
J L Faulkner, of Tanawanda, N V.; H
J Fletcher, ot Liverpool; James Eagan,
of Philadelphia; Martha A Garrison, of
Philadelphia; Mrs Maggie Gildea, Cin
cinnati; Nelson Gnerin, Rosa Guerin,
Leicester, Mass; Julia S Haskins, Phila
delphia; Mrs. J Higgins, Miss Ida Hig
gins, Cambridgeport, Mass; Mrs Annie
Hill, Miss Hill, New York; H L Hill,
Albany, Lewis Hotnan,Cleveland, Ohio;
John Kelly of Groton, Conn;
D H Kennard of Baltimore; E C Kim
ball, of Boston ; B C Ludlow and M Lud
low, of New Orleans; Donald McDonald,
of Cape Breton; Mrs James McDonald,
of Quincy, Mass; Patrick McDonald,
Mrs P McDonald, Ed J McKenna, of
Philadelphia; G A Miles, of Philadelphia;
F Moult, of Philadelphia: H. Mogge, of
New York, G M Morley, of Boston; Dr J
8 Parson, of Baltimore; F Phil brook and
wife, of Rockland, Me; D C Remsberg
Mrs H Steppler, of New Orleans; MrsM
H Townsend, of Philadelphia; Mrs F
Shephard, of Boston; William Fmith
and wife, Miss Smith, of Lowell, Mass;
W Stevens and wife. Miss Stevens, of
Kew York; Chris Thompson, of Phila
delphia; Miss Estello Whittesrier, of
Bangor, Mer C L Wilkie, of Boston;
Barbara Winter, of Philadelphia.
THROUGH CABS TO BOSTON.
When on Monday the Southern Pacific
LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 29, 1889.
officials announced that in future, in con
nection with its excursion parties,
through cars would be run without
change from Los Angeles to Cincinnati,
it was generally understood in railroad
circles that the* other lines would meet
such a strong competitive announcement;
and, as was expected, the first notifica
tion of .the acceptance of the challenge
come in the shape of a dispatch to Mr.
Jay W. Adams from the headquarters of
the Chicago and Alton at Chicago. It
announces that it will run through cars
to this city from Boston every week,
both east and west-bound. The first
party will leave Boston on the 2d of
April, and the others wi'l follow in regu
lar order. They will be under the man
agement ol Messrs. Walters & Phillips.
It is not yet officially announced, but
it is pretty well understood that the Santa
Fe will at once make a similar arrange
ment so as to place itself on an equal
footing with the other lines.
Mr. I. A. Whitcomb, of the excursion
firm of Raymond & Whitcomb, left on
last night's train for San Francisco.
The last Burlington free berth excur
sion left last night and was one of the
finest and best arranged parties that Mr.
J. B. Quigley has ever recruited in this
A good many Los Angelenos are talk
ing of attending the Paris Exposition.
The lowest first-class fare for the round
trip is $224.50. The exposition will open
on May sth and close on October 31st.
From now on, all excursionists will be
charged a fee of $2 for berths from Los
Angeles East. Two persons can, how
ever, occupy the same berth and thus
divide up the extra charge between
Next spring an excursion will leave
California for the Holy l.and under the
charge of Cook's agency. The fare from
Los Angeles for the round trip will be
from $525 to $750 according to tho time
There promises to be a large attend
ance at the excursion which the Santa
Fe runs to-morrow from Los Angeles to
Riverside and around the circle. It is
being organized for the especial benefit
of school teachers and pupils, but the
general public is invited to participate.
The fare is fixed at the nominal inclu
sive charge of $2.
THE REDONDO HOTEL.
The Contracts Let and Work on It
The contracts for the erection of the
Redondo Beach Hotel have been let to
Mr. H. L. Wyatt, of this city, and work
will be commenced on it at once. In
fact, a force of men nave already been
set to work fixing up the excavation.
The plans have been considerably modi
fied, tbe idea of a court having been
abandoned, but the structure will still be
a very imposing one, as it is to contain
about 150 rooms. It is to be built of
timber and the contracts call for
$52,000 worth of lumber and other
material. The site will be the
same as that adopted last year, but the
excavation that has been made there will
have to be considerably rilled in owing to
the change of plans. Work will be now
pushed steadily until the structure is
completed, and it will doubtless be ready
for the reception of guests by the open
ing of the next fall season. The lumber
for it is to be supplied by the Willamette
Steam Mills Company, of Portland, Ore.,
and this city, as the orders that that firm
have previously filled in this section have
on every occasion given the utmost satis
Ihe New f asadena Koad.
The Cole Railroad from this city to
Pasadena, regarding which full mention
has from time to time been made in these
columns, is beginning to spring into ac
tivity again. According to an arrange
ment which has been reached during the
past few days, articles of incorporation
for it under the new name of the Los An
geles, Pasadena and Glendale Road were
yesterday filed. The capital stock is
placed at $200,000, all of which has been
subscribed as follows: John Cross,
$70,000; Albert Cross, $5,000; G. W.
Morgan, $25,000; Nathan Cole, Jr.,
$25,000; R.C. Kerens, $55,000; B. F.
Hobart, $45,000. According to the
articles the road is to run from the city
limits of Los Angeles to within the city
limits of Pasadena, with branches to
Glendale and thence to Verdugo Park.
The Argyle Social.
Miss Helen Mar Bennet, at the special
request of one of the guests at the Hotel
Argyle, has kin dly consented to give a
recitation at their social this evening
(March 29). Little Ethel Irene Stewart
will also give several recitations and
selections on the piano. This little lady
of eight summers has already earned the
reputation, both in Los Angeles and San
Francisco, of being a musical prodigy,
and since her advent into Los Angeles
under the able management and training
of her teacher, Miss Helen Mar Bennet,
has earned the title also of a prodigy in
The use ol Angostura Bitters excites the ap
petite and keeps tbe digestive organs in order.
Dr. J O. B. Siegeit & Sons, sole manufacturers.
At all druggists.
Answer This Question.
Why do so many people we see around
ub seem to prefer to suffer and be made miser
able by Indigestion, Constipation, Dizziness,
Loss of Appetite, Coming Up of tbe Food, Yel
low Bkin, when for 75 cents we will sell them
Shiloh's System Vitalizer, guaranteed to cure
them. Bold by C, F. Belnzeman.
If You Are Not Rich
Yon may yet be lucky and every man la in luck
who get* one of these great bargains now dif
fered: $25 black dress BUlts for $15, $18 sack
snits for $10. $5 bin I flannel pants for $2.50 at
E. Adams, the one price clothier, 15 8. Spring
Grand Opening Day
Of Spring Millinery at Miss J. A. William's, No
21 North Main street. l'lease call an inspect
goods. All are cordially invited to the open
ing, March 2Stb, 29th and 30th.
Gas Fixtures! Gas Fixtures!
The largest stock of gas fixtures in the city;
the meet beautiful pa'terus at S. M. Perry's,
No. 30 South Main street.
Christopher's Toast Foundry,
No. 12 North Spring street, la the cheapest and
best place to eat In the city. Everything neat
Theo. Rapp, Wood Engraver,
No. 10 Court street, room 9. Satisfaction
guaranteed. Reasonable prices.
Just What You Want.
Gas stoves, for heating and cooking, at 8. M
Ferry's 30 South Main street.
Ten Varieties of Fresh Fish
Dally at Catalina Island.
Herbert C. Paris, State Manager, Capital Acci
I acknowledge receipt oi my claim against
your company for weekly benefits while dis
abled, and thank you for prompt settlement.
Wsste not, want not, is a good motto. Don t
pay 10 cents for a cigar, when yru can get a
Grand Republic Clgarro for 5 cents.
A beautiful steamship, the Hermosa, now
running to Catalina.
TENTS at Foyi harness Shop, 217LosAngeles
Hsmony king of herbs. 143 B. First street.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria^
Maison de Paris.
GRAND SPRING OPENING
■ VHt H 18, 1!), 20.
Largest Most Elegant Display
EVER EXHIBITED IN THE CITY.
Also, good taste in our cheap goods, at
the most reasonable price.
22 W. FIRST ST.,
Third Door from Spring Street,
m1512m LO3 ANGELES, CAL.
New Millinery House,
144 S. Spring St.
Between Second and Third.
NEW GOODS, LATEST STYLEB and
The people "Wonder" why the SURPRISE
has become so '•Famous." Because we sell
cheaper 'han any other house in the United
States. We buy direct from the Manufacturers
and Importers. We Manufacture Flowers, Hats
and Feathers, Hair Coods We constantly em
p'oy a buyer in New York. Our Grand Open
ing. April Ist, will eclipse anything ever seen
in this city. For fac.s and proofs we quote the
20 doz. bunches Ostrich Tips (3 featherß in
bnuch), all colors, per bunch, 25c.
20 doz. bunches Ostrich Tips (3 feathers in
bunch), all colore, per bunch, 50c
■jo doz bunches Ostrich tips (3 feathers iv
bunch), extra quality, per bunch, SI.
10 doz. Milan Hats, each, 50c.
10 doz. Milan Hats, each, 75c.
10 doz. Trimmed Children's Hate, each, 25c.
20 doz Sundown Children's Hate, each, 25c.
25 Bnnches Flowers, 10c, 25c, and 50c
300 Pieces Ribbon, all Silk, two and four in.
wide, per yard, 25c.
500 yards Silk Velvet, per yard, 75c.
Artistic trimmers employed to please the
'•THE SURPRISE," 141 S. Spring St.
A. J. RIETHMULLER. Prop.,
fjm24 lm Founder of the "Famous."
70 S. MAIN ST.
Fine French Patterns, Hats and Bonnets.
Immense stock of FINE RIBBONS at prices
never before offered.
Tbe largest stock of FLOWERS everdisplayed
in the city. A good assortment at 25c.
Good SUN HATS, 25c.
Children's TRIMMED HATS, 25c.
HATS PRESSED AND DYED, 50c.
BUCKRAM FRAMES, 10c.
LACE AND MOURNING GOODS A SPE
CIALTY. m 6 lm
Spring and Summer Millinery
123 S. Spring St.,
ON TUESDAY. APRIL 2d, and WEDNESDAY,
APRIL lid, and throughout the week. Quick
sales and small profits is our motto. New
York pressing busiuess in connection with
Wholesale departments and country milliners
will take notice. m2B lm
Grand Spring Opening
MME. D. GOTTHELF'S
MARCH 25th, 20th and 27th.
No. 25 SOUTH SPRING ST., LOB ANGELES.
Imported direct by the Madame's own selec
tion. The ladles of this city and vicinity arc
respectfully invited to attend. m 24 lm
WT GUARANTEED TO OUTWEAH \\
■ ANY CUSTOM-MADE CORSET I
■ SCHWEITZER Sc. CO., 29 and3l I
I Battery Stj San Francisco, SOLE AGTS. J
Is Now Driving Back No. 29.
IF YOU WAKT A CARRIAGE,
Telephone 282 During the Day.
Telephone 693 During the Night,
And you will receive prompt attention.
Tbe on i > Reliable Optical Institute,
131-133 8. Spring St., L. A. Theater Bldg.
THE LOS ANGELES OPTICAL INSTITUTE,
Testingof eyes free. Grinding of lenses toorder
a specialty. No peddlers employed. I use my
own name only. Absolute perfect fitting guar
anteed where glasses are required, ml 4 12m
The Gem of the San Gabriel Valley.
Only Three Miles from City Limits of Lot
Property of San tiabrlcl Wine Co..
LOCATED AT SHORB'B STATION,
On line of 8. P. R. R. and San Gabriel
Valley Rapid Transit R. R.,
From 10 to 15 minntes to the Plaza, Los Ah'
CHEAPEST SUBURBAN TOWN LOTS,
VILLA BITES, ok
PURKST SPUING- "WATKK
Inexhaustible quantities guaranteed.
Apply at Office of
BAN GABRIEL WINE CO.,
Ramona, Los Angeles county, Cal.
Or to J. M. TIERNAN. Ramona. m7ti
BISTERS OF CHARITY TRACT—G lots,
50x105 each, for $4000
FLOWER ST., between Ninth and Tenth
Bts., 50x155 to alley; per ft 00
FIRST ST.. BOYLE HEIGHTS, bet. Chi
cago and Bt Louis sts , west of new
oable engiue-house, per ft 80
HOPE ST., Cameron tract-50x150 to
ELLIS AYE., sonth side — 45x150 to
BLIS4 TRACT, Bear New WolfskiU
Depot-Per ft 30
BURLINGTON AVE.,Bonnie Brae tract —
50x150 to alley 1500
For these and many more see
POMEROY &> OATES.
18 COURT STREET.
Largest and newest list In the city.
MANTER & WILSON,
OF DELANO, KERN CO., CAL.,
SEVERAL THOUSAND ACREB
First-Class Alfalfa Land
WITHIN THE ARTESIAN BELT.
IN KERN AND TULARE COUNTIES.
FOR SALE AT VERY LOW PRICES.
Come and see, and yon will not go away with
out purchasing. d 22 3m*
STEARNS RANOHOS CO.,
RAKCHOB LAB BOLBAS, LA BOLBA CHICA,
BAN JUAN CAJON DE SANTA ANA
LA HABRA and LOS COYOTES,
83,000 'errs in tho beat part of Santa Ana
Valley, adapted to oranges, vineyard, alfalfa,
graziug and general farming purposes. To be
sold in quantities tostiit.on easy terms South
ern Pacific and Santa Fe Railroads through
the tract. Artesian water. Norwalk, Fullertou,
Anaheim, Westminster, and other towns are
situated in the6e ranches.
For full information address
R. J. NORTHAM, Sole Agent,
Baksr Block, Los Angeles, or at Anaheim.
miil tn,V.iri lm
WOOD AND COAL,.
WHOLESALE. COAL. RETAIL.
South Field Wellington Coal,
The Beet Domestic and Steam Coal brought
to this market. Call and get our prices.
OFFICE TEL., NO. 30.
OFFICE. 118 NORTH MAIN ST., ROOM 24,
NEW LANFRANCO BUILDING.
YARD TEL., NO. 1047.
YARD, OPPOSITE S. P. FREIGHT DEPOT,
SAN FERNANDO ST. m 8 lm
Now is the time to lay in your supply of Coal.
The Hhlp "Hilma" now discharging 1500
'•'ONS English Coke and Welch "Anthracite
Coal at Port of San Pedro for
LOS ANGELES GAS COMPANY,
Office, 295 North main Street,
t LOS ANGELES CITY.
Will sell cheap on railroad track, this city, in
order to make room for another cargo to arrive.
CALL AND GET QUOTATIONS.
Wholesale and Retail.
NEW MEXICO COAL.
Screened Lump Coal, Delivered Loose. .SI 1 .OO
in Sacks 11S.OO
Single Seeks, Delivered 76
" " at Yard OO
Coal and Wood Co.,
OFFICE: COR. SECOND AND SPRING BTB.,
Uryton-Bouebrake Building (basement).
CARLOAD LOTB A SPECIALTY.
Finest Quality of Fruit Lands.
NKAB LOB AHGfiLES,
AT REASONABLE PRICES AND ON LIBER
AL TERMS TO ACTUAL SETTLERS.
Eight tbonsand acres now subdivided (17,000
acres in all) in San Fernando Valley, from 8 to
12 miles from tbe 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 soil, easily cultivated; a
healthy and delightful climate; excellent
schools and churches; two railrosds. With Los
Angeles markets for everything raised on the
farm, these lands offer Inducements to settlers
that cannot be duplicated.
Also, a Stock Range ot 1,250 acres, only four
miles from city limits, at a very low figure.
Can be subdivided into two or three ranges.
For maps, prloei and terms apply to
PROVIDENCIA LAND WATER AND DEVEL
Rooms 8 aula, Bryson & Bonebrake Block
We respectfully invite the attention of the public to the
following facts relative to this property :
It is the nearest port to Los Angeles, where freight and
passenger vessels of largest size can transfer direct to rail
It will be connected with Los Angeles and the general
TWO LINES OF RAILWAY.
A first-class train service will be provided, and
Will be run during the daytime, thus making REDONDO the
SEASIDE SUBURB OF LOS ANGELES.
It will also have the
Between Coronado and Monterey, to be erected immediately ;
has the finest beach for bathing and the best fishing on the
Coast; is abundantly supplied with
PUEE, SOFT WATER,
And has the richest soil of any seaside resort in the country.
It will have elegant and commodious buildings for the
permanent use of the
And has a greater variety of attractions for the tourist and
health-seeker than can elsewhere be found on the shores of
This property has been subdivided into lots, suitably
arranged both for homes and business purposes, and the Com
pany propose to spare no expense in making Redondo the
Most Popular Resort in California.
For particulars as to property and terms o£ sale, inquire of
REDONDO BEACH COMPANY,
Couit and Main Streets, Los Angeles, Cal.
The Centinela-Inglewood Land Company offer for sale
choice residence lots in one of the most beautiful orange
groves in California. Is located midway between Los
Angeles and the sea and has a perfect climate, the result of
protection from high winds and sudden changes in tempera
ture. The town is provided with a magnificent water system
' Flowino: Artesian Wells.
One of the railway lines of the Santa Fe system runs
through this place, and affords easy access to Los Angeles or
The Company also have for sale land adjacent to the
town, in tracts of from One Acre to One Section. The
soil is a rich, sandy loam, and for the growth of the orange,
lemon, and all the deciduous fruits, as well as for vegetables,
flowers, or nursery stock
CANNOT BE EXCELLED IN THE STATE.
Considering the uniformity in the character of the soil, its
great productiveness, and the comparatively trifling cost of
cultivation, these lands are offered at a bargain.
Terms of Sale—One-fourth cash; balance in one, two
and three years at a low rate of interest.
Ccntinela-lDglewood Land Company,
COURT AND MAIN STREETS. : LOS ANGELES, CAL.
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