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THE SOUTHERN CIRCUIT.
What One Manager At tempted to Do. HOW HIS EFFORT (SUCCEEDED. An Undercurrent of Feeling That Haa Been Going the The atrical Bounds. The members of the theatrical profes sion on the coast are very much in terested just now regarding the move ments of an individual named F. D. Fiske, who, it is stated, has been trying to run things all his own way during the past few months. Southern California is especially interested in the affair, inas much as the principal seat of his opera tions has been in this territory with losses to all concerned, and, as it now appears, equally to himself. Fiske made his appearance on the Coast some four years ago, and located in Fresno, where by judicious investments in prop erty he managed to run up the neat little total of about $40,000 for his bank account. He interested himself deeply when the proposition of putting up an opera-house in tbat place was talked of, and soon had the affair floated, a stock company formed and the house put up and opened. Then assessments were brought into play so often that his associate stockholders dropped out of the venture, he buying up their shares at a minimum rate, and finally becoming the proprietor of the Thespian resort. Op position appeared on the scene, however, for Charley Biggs, a gentleman of high standing in the profession, and with whom he had once had some business, decided to open another place of amusement, which was fin ally launched in the mimic world, with the title of Biggs' Theatre. Mr. Fiske, it is said, made up his mind that if his engineering could accomplish it he would close up the rival establish ment. His first step was to make his debut as a theatrical manager and he, in that role, made a trip to a host of what is known as water-tank towns in the north ern part of the State, and secured the halls in them for his attractions. He then wrote to Manager Harry Wyatt, of the Los Angeles Opera House, and made overtures for a combination of powers which, as he expressed it, could be made to corral all the show houses on the coast. Mr. Wyatt declined, with thanks, but Fiske evidently mis read or misunderstood the situation, for he blossomed forth into letter head paper which read as far south as Barkersfleld as coming from the firm of Fiske & Wyatt, and from Los Angeles and San Diego as from Wyatt & Fiske. Then, unknown to Mr. Wyatt, he made a trip through Southern California, and visiting all of the show-towns, made ar rangements with the proprietors thereof by which he was to receive five per cent, of the gross receipts, and in return guar anteed to play all of the shows that came to Los Angeles. Quietly closing up these contracts tor twelve months, Mr. Fiske returned to his headquarters at Fresno, and then opened correspondence with managers of the shows on the road, and signed agreements with them to play the Southern Circuit, it being expressly stip ulated on every occasion that none of the attractions were to play at Biggs' Theater. UNEXPECTED RESULTS. The result was very astonishing—that is to say, to the proprietors of the houses in the southern circuit with whom Mr. Fiske contracted. Along came Haverly's minstrels, and, after playing at Mr. Wy att's houses in Los Angeles, San Bernar dino and San Diego, they went on their way. The proprietor of the Williams Hall, at Pasadena, the Riverside, Santa Ana and other Fiske towns wondered why the attraction did not come to them, but no loud complaints were made, it being thought that some unexpected isßue had arisen. Other shows, however, dropped in and out of Mr. Wyatt's houses in Southern California, and still the Fiske people were ignored, so they be gan to get anxious about the matter. They have just got their investigations to a head, and, judging by the correspondence that is going on things will be very lively for Fiske. Mr. Wyatt states that he has made no con tract with the Fresno manager, and also that he will not allow the Fiske attrac tions to play in his houses. This leaves Fiske in the situation of having made contracts all around without any good prospects of fulfilling them, for on ac count of Mr. Wyatt's stand the theatri cal troupes of course, discarded Ihe Fiske concert. Manager Al. Hayman has also taken a linn stand on the matter, and has made the notification that he will not allow any of his attractions to play in the houses controlled by Fiske. In Santa Barbara matters have been remarkably unpleasant, for Fiske had contracted with the manager of the house there, and of course Mr. Wyatt would not lett his shows play in the place. An arrangement has, however, been nearly completed whereby the seaside town will be able to regain her hold on the amuse ment world, for Mr. Wyatt has interest ed himself to bring about a satisfactory settlement. Mr. Fiske, it is related, attempted to make his sway felt in Los Angeles, but ignominously failed. He wrote to Mrs. Neal, of tbe Los Angeles Theatre, and asked her to make arrangements with him for his shows, representing that Mr. Wyatt was a worthless fellow. Mrs. Neal, however, astonished him by her action, for she handed over the letter to Mr. Wyatt, stating that she was perfectly satisfied with the present arrangement. The members of the profession are very indignant over the developments, for they say Fiske's conduct has not only been injurious to them, but also to the towns where he tried to reign. All sorts of stories are current about the water-tank town manager, one being to the effect that he is on his way to Eu rope in connection with an affair of the heart. His present wife laid the foun dation to his present wealth, for he was a bookagent in New York when he first met her. He then laid siege to her mother's affections, that lady being worth about $10,000, and induced her to turn over her fortune to the daughter whom he subsequently married, at least that is how the story goes. Am Unexpected Development. The briefs in the case of Gilbert vs. Judson will be filed with Judge Van Dyke. Some interesting developments are liable to result from this case, for Mr. Gilbert announces his intention of suing Mr. G. W. Morgan, one of the witnesses for the defense, for defamation of character. At the trial on Thursday last, Mr. Morgan stated on the witness stand that he wduld not believe Mr. Gilbert under oath. The gentleman named thereupon submitted to the court, the names of several responsible THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: MONDAY MOKNING, APKIL 1. 1889, citizens in Los Angeles who could vouch for his character and vracity. Two only were called, Mr. Baker, aniL#Mr. Gilbert, of the firm of Gilbert & Estridillo, both of whom said that Mr. Gilbert was known to them as a man of honor. The name of Senator Cole and a host of others were given, but the court declared itself satisfied regarding Mr. Gilbert. On these grounds Mr. Gilbert will bring his suit. A SHIPPEE'S LAMENTS. What irir. Armsby sari About the Commerce Bill. It is a well known fact that the major ity of the leading shippers have always been opposed to the Inter-State Com merce bill, and the recentsevere amend ments passed by the Commissioners have set them still more by the ears. The following letter, written by Mr. J. K. Armsby, of the millionaire dried fruit linn of Armsby & Co., waß yesterday handed to a Herald representative, and will be found to contain some very inter esting points. It is written on behalf of a number of the principal shippers: "We see that the Inter-State Com merce fiends, not satisfied with punish ing the railway managers by fine and imprisonment, if they make a concession to shippers, have now added another clause which imprisons the shipper who accepts a favor from those bad, bad rail road men, and fines him as well, and we can with safety look for another amend ment during the coming year that will imprison the poor shipper's children, burn his wife at the stake and draw and quarter him to slow music. Few ship pers realize tbe danger they are in. For ourselves, we have simply been reckless this past year beyond all precedent. We have been to the Saturday evening prayer meeting with the noted churchman and railroad comptroller, Marshall Kirkman. We have struggled over the ivory market with Henry Wicker. Have taken a soda lemonade with John Stubbs, and once (only once, we swear it) we have taken breakfast with Charlie Smith, of the Atchison, and many, many years ago we got a tie pass out of Jule Hannaford, with the privilege of walk ing over his road both ways, and we tltought this a harmless inter-change of courtesies between two gentlemen, but we see now it was a dire and fiendish plan to get us to become a criminal like themselves. Not satisfied to have the shadow of the bastile hanging over their own heads, they want to make a crimi nal of us, but, gentlemen, so far you have been unsuccessful, and now we see what your fell purpose was. No more, no more. We buy our own drinks. We beat our own restaurant-keepers, and we steer clear of all kind of services that a railroad man has any part or parcel in. We used to think railroad men were re spectable, but now we know they are "ticket-of-leave" men, But, seriously speaking, is it not about time that this thing ended ? It is only two years since this Inter-State Com merce bill was passed. Can any ship per, can any business man point to any benefits they have won in their business from it? Has it given them any better shipping facilities? Has it done any thing except shrink the value of railway property nearly one billion dollars? It has taken the income away from thous ands and thousands of people who had invested their little all in railway secur ities. It has stopped the building of railroads all over the land. It has para lyzed our iron industry, and made us all Bee that we are steadily going down to financial bankruptcy as a people, and made us still more doubly sure that this infernal bill is sapping the lifeblood out of the two greatest industries we have— the railway and the iron interests. And we again ask, what have we gained? Is not this a subject to think over seriously, and to take action on before it is too late? It is all well enough to make this howl against capital, against the combination of capital, against the tyranny of capital, but what will those labor interests do when there is no capital to employ them ? Our in dustries are being paralyzed; capital is seeking new avenues of investment, and it will remain hoarded up in banks or safe deposit companies until this wild craze of cheap legislators against capital and the combination of demagogues with the laboring classes is over, and the working people and merchants alike re alize that the prosperity of capital means the prosperity of us all." Oraud Auction Sale. Beeson & Bhoades will sell on Tues day, April 2d, at their salesroom, No. 119 and 121 W. Second street, the elegant furniture and contents of a well fur nished ten-room dveiling; also a fine line of new furniture in parlor goodd, carpets, rugs, and in fact everything for housekeeping. Sale at 10 a. m. and 2 r. m. Ladies invited. Ben O. Rhoades, Auctioneer. Four Cents Per Day Secures a policy of $5,000 and $25 per week Indemnity In the Cap'tal Accideut Company. Herbert C. I'akks. State Manager, Los Angeles. Cure For Sick Headache. If you want a remedy for billiousness, nlotches and pimples on tho face, and a sure cure for sick headache, call at C. H. Hance's, the Druggist, 79 North Spring street. Dr. Sunn's Liver Pills; only one for a dose, sample free; fall box 25 cents, Catalina Hotel Is Enlarged. A fine table and excellent management. TENTS at Foy's harness Shop, 217LosAngeles street. j Go to S. M. Perry's For anything yon want in the way of gas fix tures, plumbing goods, etc. No. 30 South Main St. Bath tubs made to order. Sherwin-Williams Paint. P. H. Matthews, sole agent, corner Second and Los Angeles streets. Telephone 1025. Ash For The "Sterling" cigar, 5 cents each. Hand made, Havana filler. Tufts' Lyon Arms Co. Will remove April Ist from First st. to 40 fl. Spring. Finest Coffee and Waffles At the Toast Foundry, 12 North Spring street. Disarming an Unseen Foe. We have a speedy and positive cure for catarrh, diphtheria, canker mouth, and head ache in Shlloh's Catarrh Remedy. A nasal injector free with each bottle Vse It if you desire health and sweet breath. Price, 50 cents. Sold by 0. F- Heinzeman. —— . Gas Fixtures! Gas Fixtures! The largest stock of gaß fixtures in the city; the most beautiful paiterns at S. M. Perry's, No. 30 South Main street. The Cheapest and Best. For the cbeapest and best fitting suits go to Gordan Bros.', 22 8, Spring st. The "Sterling" Cigar is hand made, Havana filled, and It aare to please, all for an nickel. Philadelphia Ice-Cream Factory, 12 North Spring street. Telephone, 303. Tu fts' Lyon Arms Co. Will remove April Ist from First at. to 10 S. Spring. ______ St. Louis Lead, Eastern Oil And painters' supplies, at P. H. Mathews'. 810 CLUB watch sold for $1 per week in' in. stallmeuts, at Holliugsworth't, 30 8. Spring st- BIIfHiELLAfIiEOIjS. O?PRICE's A \ CREAM Wm SftKllff S PQWDEf EXTRA - Used by the United States Government. Endorsed by the heads ol tne Great universities and Public Food Analysts, bb the Strongest, Pnrest and most Healthful. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder does not contain Ammonia, Lime or Alum. Dr. Price's Delicious Flavoring Extracts, Vanilla, Lemon, Orange, Almond, Rose, etc., do not co tain Poisonous Oilsor Chemicals. _, . PRICK BsKINO POWDER CO. New York. Chicago. Ran Francisco. $1000 REWARD FOR ANY MINERAL FOUND IN THIS MEDICINE. THE GREAT SIERRA KIDNEY t LIVER CURE Purifies and Enriches the Blood without Blotches. Sure Cure for FEMALE COMPLAINTS. Gives Life and Vigor to EVERY ORGAN. Positively Cures all URINARY DISORDERS. Sure Cure for DIABETES ana BRIGHT'S DISEASE. Never Fails to Cure Catarrh of STOMACH and BLADDER Cures Burning, Smarting Pains in SMALL OF BACK. DELIGHTFUL TO THE TASTE. FOR SALE BY ALL, DRUGGISTS. SIEBHA CHEMICAIi CO. OFFICE, 18 POST ST., SAX FBANCISCO, CAL. For Weai Stomacli—lmpaireii DipstioD-Disorierei Liver. SOLD EY ALE DRUGGISTS. PRICE 25 CENTS PER BOX. Prepared only by THOS. BEECHAIJ, St. Helens, Lancashire, England. B, F. ALLEN & CO., Sole Agents Tor United States, 355 & 367 Canal St., New York. Who (if your druggist docs not keep them) will mail Beecham's Pills on receipt of price— lut inquire first. (Please mention this paper.) SEE OUR BONANZA HOLLINGSWORTH FAMILY OF 20-Tooth, 24-Tooth and 30-Tooth Rakes The JOHN P. MANNY MOWER is on ton, and don't you forget it! ■ We carry the Red, White and Blue Mower; also, Star Rake, and Ohio Sel'-Dumo Rake. BENICIa HEADERS, EXCELSIOR BINDERS, ADVANCE ENGINES, THRESHERS. GRANT & CO.. «»3 W. Los Angeles St.. (.on Angeles, Cal. Also at Nan Bernardino, al 10m BECEIVED 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 Humason & Buckley's Pocket Cutlery, American Carvers and Table Knives in fine cases, also tho*" celebrated brands of Razors, "Progress," ''Bengal," and Wade & Butcher. Complete stock of all kinds of Builders' Hardware and Mechanics' Tools always on hand. _____ HAEPER & REYNOLDS CO. 48 and BO North Main Street. Oyer $1,000,000 Worth of Properties for Exchange A/T—./"I A TJrT"ITT~V7"CJ ARK NOW OFFERING FOR ONE-FOURTH IVI C*\ J /-\ I~V 1 I 1 1 j_> value for cash several houses and lots.vacant lots and desirable acre properties A X TTT I s "NTT A QOL P, in Los Angeles City and County. r\ 1 J I r 1 V_f_T»jJ_N Xwanted at once by some of our customers, who are willing to sacrifice choice properties. Please callnow. LA jj-Jj QFFICE, wr.Z«. Properties for exchange in California and all Eastern States. Ranch Properties for Sale or Exchange. Cheapest in California, mlfi lm $30 a Year-What it Will Do. THE UNION DEBENTURE BOND CO., OF BOSTON, MASS., C APITAL 8500,000, WILL Invest this small amount (divided into quarterly, seml-annnai or annual payments), each year for ten years, and return $500 to you. This is at the rate of nearly 10 per oent. compound interest. Learn to save your money. Buy one or two bonds, and have 81,000 or more saved up in ten years. Call and get full Information at once. ___ . _ ______ . _ . WM. ALBICHS, Agent, mlO-l2m 131 8. Spring street, Los Angeles Theatre Bnllding. City Steam Carpet Cleaning Works, ( " 7 —| JOHNBLOESEB, Propr., 408 S. Pearl St. I —j, . _ nan**" y 1 A TKLKPHON R 4,27. y'q q gQort notice • THE OLD WAT " NEW WAY. mlO 3m cod FINANCIAL. MWM We take plcasnre In offering to the investing public a limited number of the first mortgage, 6 per cunt, coupon bonds of the Lowe Gas and Electric Co, OF LOS ANGELES. Fnnds to be used for the farther extension of the company's plant andstreet malnsto various parts of the city, inoluding several large sec tions not now supplied with gas. The past year s business of the company has rh iwu its ability to sup ply the public with a very Superior Quality of Gas for both Light and Fuel At sach rates that all can use it, and at the same time return satisfactory profits to the holders of its securities The fact that gas is one of the prime necessities of the people makes this business good even in dnll times, and hence the reason why Investors generally give preference to this class of securities. Tbe London Eeonomitt, lv a recent numbei, states that "after a long and carefnl Investiga tion as to the best paying and safest investments presented during the past sixty years, gas in vestments have proved tbe most satisfactory.' To remove all doubts as to the desirability of the investment, WE RRFKK TO NUMEROUS HOLDERS OF THE SECURITIKS AMONGST THE BEST CITIZENS OF LOS ANGELES, to gether with a statement of the growth of the company's business and its prospects for the future. Each purchaser of the present Issue ol bonds WILL RECEIVE AS BONUS A LIBERAL STOCK INTEREST IN THE COMPANY, which, in time, is likely to become more valuable than the secured bonds themselves. We shaU be pleased to furnish all further In formation that may be desired. Los Angeles SafcDf-iio.it and Trust Co. J. H. BURKS, Secretary. Northwest corner Temple and New High sts. Gas,WateT aiiu^lreeTMlMils Are the best paying institutions on the Pacific Coast. They supply three of the prime neces sities of the people, and in good towns, never fail to pay large dividends. Three openings, in different cities, now exist where parties with from $10,000 to $50,000 can make safe and exceedingly profitable in vestments, with paying official positions, If de tired. For full particulars call on or address C. F. CRONIN, Attorney, Lanfranco Building, room 40, No. 118 North Main street, Los Angeles. mltf WOOl* AND COAL. WHOLESALE. COAL. RETAIL. South Field Wellington Coal, The Best Domestic and Steam Coal brought to this market. Call and get our prices. HANCOCK BANNING, Coal Dealer. OFFICE TEL., NO. 36. OFFICE. 118 NORTH MAIN ST.. ROOM 24, NEW LANFRANCO BUILDING. YARD TEL., NO. 1047. YARD, OPPOSITE 8. P. FREIGHT DEPOT, SAN FERNANDO ST. m 8 lm COAL. COAL. COAL. -STOTIOE. Now is the time to lay in yenr supply of Coal. The ship "Hilma" now discharging 1400 TONS English Coke and Welch Anthracite Coal at Port of San Pedro for LOS ANGELES GAS COMPANY, Office, 895 North main Street, LOB ANGELES CITY. Will Bell 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, ai 1.00 " " " •' In Sacks 12.00 Single Sacks, Delivered 76 •' " at Yard BO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Coal and Wood Co., OFFICE: COR. SECOND AND SPRING ST?., Bryson-Bonebrake Building (basement). Tiliphons 315. CARLOAD LOTS A SPECIALTY. d2012m COMMISSION AND STORAGE. —Wholesale and Retail— Commission Merchants, BUTTER, EGGS, HAMS, ETC., Fresh Ranch Eggs Received Daily. Poultry Dressed to Order. Goods Delivered to any part of city. 116 WEST SIXTH ST. TELEPHONE 1044. m 23 lm R. G. Witsi, Proprietor. GRAIN, WOOL. —AMD- General merchandise Warehouse. Advances made on wool. STOB.eS, COMMISSION AUD IHSUBAHOI. Agents for all kinds of Agricultural Imple ments. Wholesale and retail dealers In Im ported and Domestic Wines, Brandies snd Whiskies. 684 to 666 Alameda street. mia-tl Bros., COAL, WOOD, HAY, GRAIN, ETC. In large or small quantities. 110 W. Fifth St. Telephone 483. IT WILL PAY YOU TO CALL ON US. m2l lm AUCTION SAXES. BEESON & RHOADES, AUCTION, Storage _sE Commission. Peremptory Bales ot New and Second-Hand Furniture TUESDAY, APRIL 2, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, and SATURDAY, APRIL 6, At 10 a. h. and 2 r. v. Liberal cash advances made on consignments. Outside sales made on application. MEN O. RHOAIIES, Auctioneer. lafj-tf H.H.MATLOCK&SON. Auction and Commission. House, 144|30UTH SPRING STREET, Will tell on Saturday, April Bth, at 8 p. m. NEW AND SECOND-HAND FURNITURE, Consisting of handsome bedroom set of differ ent kinds, parlor sets, dining-room, bedroom, and kitchen furniture. Carpets, etc.; about everything wanted for housekeeping. Matt and will be sold without reserve to the highest bidder. 6-3 m H. H. MATLOCK , Auctioneer. GRAND AUCTION I APRIL 2d, at lO A. M., To close out the entire stock of COLTON'B AUCTION HOUSE, 202 South Spring St. The largest stock and greatest varietr of goods ever thrown on the market, con sisting of Parlor Furniture, Lounges, Chiffoniers, Wardrobes, Bedroom Sets in all kinds of wood, Sewing Machines, Cooking Stoves, Mirrors, Oil Paintings, Crockeryware, Lamps, Plated Ware of all kinds. Sale to commence Tuesday, April 2d, at 10 a. m., and continue until the entire stock is sold. Sale positive; no reserve. Ladies especially invited to attend. DAN J. COLTON, Auctioneer. m 29 lm Grand Auction Sale —AT— Madera, Fresno County, Cal, —OF THE— Laakersiiim Colony Tract, APRIL 11, 12 AND 13. 4,000 Acres in 5,10 and 20-acre tracts and 1,000 Town Lots in the Lankershim Addition to the Town of Madera. This property is Immediately adjoining the town of Madera, oa the main line of the S.P.R.B Madera is a growing town, 23 miles north of the city of Fresno. It contains brick hotels and stores, elegant schools and churches, and is the depot of the Madera Flame Co., one of largest lumber and planing mill corporations in the State. The acre property it level land bordering on the railroad, and the Chapman Ditch, taken from tbe Fresno River, runs through the prop erty offered for the sale. The soil is similar to tbe best raisin and or chard land in Fresno county, and there are now large and thrifty vineyards aud orahards and alfalfa fields adjoining. The Lankershlm Addition to the town of Madera fronts on the railroad track, and is only two hundred yards from the business center of town. The terms for tbe colony acre tracts are one third cash, one-third in one year, one-third In two years. On the town lots, one-half cash and balance in one year. AH deferred payment to bear interest at 8 per cent, per annum. Sale positive and without limit. For particulars concerning sale or lands, call at 326 South Main, or at 119 and 121 West Second street. EXCURSION TICKETS at reduced rates wUI be furnished at tbe 8. P. office, corner of Main and Commercial streets, RIFPEHDAH A JOHNSON, Agents, Madera, Cal. BEN O. RHOADES. Auctioneer. m3l-12 REAL ESTATE. The Gem of the San Gabriel Valley. Only Three Miles from City Limits of Los Angeles. Property of San Gabriel 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 to 15 minutes to the Plasa, Los An* geles City. CHEAPEST SUBURBAN TOWN LOTS, VILLA SITES, OK ACREAGE PROPERTY, POPULAR TERMS. PUREST SPRING "WATER Inexhaustible quantities guar an toed. Apply at Office of BAN GABRIEL WINE CO., Ramona, Los Angeles county, Cal. Or to J. M. TTERNAN, Ramona. m7tf SPECIALS SISTERS OF CHARITY TRACT—6 lots, 50x105 each, for $4000 FLOWER ST., between Ninth and Tenth Sts., 50X155 to alley; per ft 60 FIRBT ST.. BOYLE HEIGHTS, bet. Chi cago and St. Louis sts , west of new cable engine-house, per ft 80 HOPE ST., Csmeron tract—soxlso to alley 2200 ELLIS AYE., south side - 45x150 to alley 1350 BLISS TRACT, near New Wolfskin Depot-Per ft 30 BURLINGTON AVE.,Bonnie Brae tract— 50x150 to alley 1500 For these and many more see POMEROY «& GATES. 18 COURT STREET. Largest and newest list la the city. 3