CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
Investigation of tne Proposed
Santa Monica Wharf.
PAST WORK ACCOMPLISHED.
A Government Agricultural Station.
Business of the Railroads
For a Year.
There was a rather dim gatheiirg at
tbe meeting of the Chamber of Com
merce yesterday afternoon. The rain
kept away a large number of the mem
bers. About thirty were present. After
the leading of the minutes, the Treasurer
reported through tbe Secretary that there
was $185 in the coffers of the Chamber.
The Committee on Membership reported
the following names to be elected into
the Chamber and they were voted inby
ballot: W. A. Van Dercook, Southern
California Exposition Association, M.
Whaling, Geo. H. Peck, L. Lichten
berger, Engene Germain, Hellman,Haas
«4 Co., G. T. Stamm, Whittier, Fuller &
Co., Los Angeles National Bank, Hay
wood Bros., T. F. Joyce.
Major Jones then reported in an in
formal manner, on the work of the
Chamber during the latt three months.
He told at some length of the work done
through Mr. Mulholland in ati'ating the
question of the extension of the Curson
and Colorado road. The Chamber bad
conferred with Mr. Yerrington, the
President of the road, and had gained
from him lie < oncession that the
Directors would take the matter into
active consideration. The Chamber had
interviewed Mr. Ashburnei, the oil ex
pert, and had given him the fccis about
the oil supply here, which he de
sired. Mr. Huntington and Mr.
Towne, of tbe Southern Pacific, had
been met by a committee from the Cham
ber and had declared that they would
soon begin work on their new shops in
Los Angeles. The Chamber had joined
the State Board of Trade, and had sent
an excellent display East to the traveling
exhibit, and had also accomplished not a
little in exhibiting the products of this
section in tbe psrmanent display of the
State Board at San FrancißCo. Major
Jones adverted briefly to the difficulty
which had been encountered in obtaining
the fruits and products necessary for
these exhibits. The launching of the
Industrial Exposition scheme had been
accomplished in a large measure through
the efforts of the Chamber. A large
amount of work bad been done in the
answering of miscellaneous correspond
ence, and in the collection of statistics.
Under the latter head, Major Jones re
ferred to the work done by the Secretary
in collecting and tabulating tbe tonnage
figures from the railroads during the last
year. The Secretary then read the state
ment which he had compiled, as follows I
IMS. 1887. Gain.
Tors received.. 5115 f4B 513,837 84,111
Tons forwarded 204,234 138,958 (15.270
Total moved 802.182 652,795 149,387
SHirPKD AWAY. RECEIVED.
Citrus fruits B,o9s:Lumber 160,780
Wine 5,271 Building m , t'5.»7«.63!»
Wool 1 128 Coal 258,287
Fruits 2,511 Oil, crude, bbls 90,000
Hill stuff. 11,051 Grain 42,5:13
aeiriot. -.663 Fruits 6.062
Beans 3,106 Live stock .. . 12,963
Asphaltum . . 8,202
Iron products. 23,848
Tilings easily produced in Los Angeles
county, but shipped here from the East.
(The figures are fiom the Southern Pa
cific alone; those of the Santa Fe have
not b< en tabulated):
Torts ; TONS.
Beer 7, (121 Cordage and rope 2CO
Hans 555 Eggs 525
Beef and pork . 25 Flour 340
Bocts and shoes 445 Fruit, dry 95
Fire brick 60 Fruir, green 100
Dressed beef . 50 Frnit juice 22
Brooms 151 Furniture 3,875
Butter lS.VLard 775
Candles 137; Poultry 135
Canned goods 1,250 Soap 185
Cenent 60 Sugar 140
Cheme 109 Syrup 145
Confectionery. . 80 Earthen and
stone ware . 067
Tho Committee on Commerce reported
on the matter of the Santa Monica wharf,
which they bad spent tbe morning in in
vestigating. The plan is for a wharf of
2,000 feet. The Committee declared it*
belief that the scheme was thoroughly
plausible. Tho shore being a gradual
sJopt —the best possible for an anchor
age—the islands protecting tbe harbor
from southwesterly ttorms, Point Dumar
warding off the wind from the north, and
the bottom being free from rock, there
was every reason why boats conld safely
lie at anchor at a wharf of reasonable
length. For a long time vessels were
accustomed to unload passengers and
some freight in this harbor. The South
ern I'acific railroad had found it more
profitable to unload at San Pedro, and
had given Santa Monica no attention.
With $10,000 assistance from this city, it
was the opinion of tbe Committee that
the citizens of Santa Monica could carry
out the plan which they bad'under way,
to the advantage of both localities. The
trip from Ban Francisco fur passengers
conld be shortened four hours. Large
Panama steamers had anchored there
with safety at various times. The com
pany which proposes to carry out the un
dertaking in made up of responsible men,
arid is in every way worthy of confidence.
After the reading of tbe report a num
ber of the members present spoke on tt.e
matter, warmly endorsing the plan us
mapped ont by tbe report. It was gen
erally held that an investment in the
bonds of the company would be likely to
be profitable, and thst the project was in
every way worthy of support.
The report was adopted and the plan
Major Jones pioposed that steps be
taken for the etUblishment of a Govern
ment Agricultural Experimental Station
near Los Angeles. There were certiin
featnres of the soil and climate of this
section sufficiently distinct from those of
those : f the northern part of the State
for valuable agricultural data to be ob
tained nere. It was moved and carried
that a special committee be appointed to
take the matter in baud. K. A. Forrest,
Milton Thomas and J. M. Stewart were
selected by the chair to serve on the
Mr. Book brought up the question of
the Sauta Monica wharf again, and asked
that a special committee of five be ap
pointed to move in the matter and see
what could be done at raising the neces
sary subscriptions in this city. The fol
lowing were appointed : J. H. Book, H.
M. Russell, J. Mills Davies, Louis X
Webb, and J. Jere Jones.
The President called attention to the
fact that during the last session of Con
gress an appropriation of $350,000 had
been ordered for the improvement of
arid land throughout the country. He
expressed a belief that Los Angeles
county was entitled to a portion of Cali
fornia's allowance of this sum. A special
LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 11, 1889.
committee of three, consisting of J. J.
Jones, W. C. Patterson and G. W. Si
monton, was appointed to look into the
The Chamber then adjourned.
IMPORTANT TO SETTLERS.
The Act of 'Inn li Amplifies Their
•sights, Reduces the Frier of
Laud, and Enables Homestead.
era to .Mmbe a Second Entry.
Under date of March 8, 1889, the Sec
retary of tho Interior has issued the fol
lowing instructions,which are of peculiar
interest to settlers on public lands in
Registers and Receivers of United States
Gknttemen: Your attention is called
to the provisions of an Act of Congresß
entitled "An Act to withdraw certain pub
lic lands from private entry, and for
other purpoces," approved March 2,
1889, a copy of which is hereto attached,
containing eight sections.
The first section of said act provides
that from and after its passage "no pub
lic lands of the United States, except
those in the State of Missouri, shall be
subject to private entry." This relates
to tbe private sale or entry of "offered"
lands under sections 2,354 and 2,357, U.
S. K. 8.; see pages 4 to 8, 90 and 91,
general circular, January 1, 1889. No
sale or location at private entry will be
admissible under said sections except in
Missouri, but disposals of this class of
"offered" lands under the pre-emption,
homestead or other laws, are not other
wise affected thereby.
The second section of the act allows, in
general terms, any party who has here
tofore made a homestead entry, and who
has not perfected title thereunder, to
make another homestead entry, while
denying such right to any party who
perfects titles to lands under the home
stead or pre-emption law already initiat
ed, and specifically provides that parties
who have existing pre-emption rights
may transmute them to homestead and
perfect title to the lands under the home
stead laws, although they may have
heretofore had the benefit thereof.
'therefore, you will not hereafter reject
a homestead application on the ground
that the applicant cannot take the pre
scribed oath that he has not previously
made such an entry, but he will be re
quired to show by affidavit, designating
the entry formerly made by description
of the land, number and date of entry
or other sufficient data, that it was made
prior to date of said act, and also that he
has not since perfected a pre-emption or
homestead title initiated prior to tbat
date. In cases when the former entry
was made enbsequent to the date of tbe
act, tbo rule remains unchanged, as
given on page 17 of the general circular
cf January 1, 1889.
The third section provides for per
mission to be granted in certain cases by
the Register and Receiver of the proner
district land office for parties claiming
public lands and settlers under existing
laws to leave and be absent from tbe
land settled upon for a specified period
not to exceed one year at any one time.
The applicant for such permission will
be required to submit testimony to con
sist of his own affidavit, corroborated by
the affidavits of disinterested witnesses,
executed before the Register and Re
ceiver or some officer in the land district
using a seal and authorized to adminis
ter oa'hs, setting forth in detail the facts
on which he relies to support his appli
cation, and which must be sufficient to
satisfy tbe Register and Receiver, who
are enjoined to exercise their best and
most careful judgment in the matter,
that he is unable, by reason of a total or
partial destruction or failure of crops,
sickness or other unavoidable causalty,
to secure a support for himself or those
dependent upon him, upon the land
settled upon. In case a leave of absence
ib granted, the Register and Receiver
will enter such action on their records,
indicating the period for which granted,
and promptly report the fact to this
office, transmitting the testimony on
which their action is based. In case of
re'usal the applicant will be allowed the
right of appeal on the usual conditions.
By reference to section 4 you will ob
serve that it simply fixes at $1.25 per
acre the price of certain lands within
the limits of railroad grants which had
been increased by law to the double
The sth and Gth sections both provide
that parties who made homestead entries
prior to tbe date of the act of less than
160 acres shall have the right to make
i.n additional entry of a quantity suffi
cient with the original entry to complete
the maximum quantity of 100 acres, with
out affecting existing rights of soldiers
(see pages 26, 27, circular of January 1,
1889), or tf settlers within railroad limits
(see pages 21, 22, and 23 idem).
First. The sth section provides for an
additional entry of land which shall be
contiguous to the land embraced in the
original entry, for which the final proof
of residence and cultivation made on the
original entry shall be sufficient, but of
which no party Bhall have the benelit
who does not, at the date of hie applica
tion therefor, own and occupy the
land covered by his original entry,
and which shall not be permitted,
or, if permitted, shall be canceled,
if the original entry should fail, for
any reason, prior to patent, or should ap
pear to be illegal or fraudulent. Appli
cants for additional entries under this
section will be required to produce evi
dence that they own and occupy the
land embruced in their original entries,
to be properly described by legal sub
divisions, and by reference to the num
ber and date of the original entry, and
the evidence to consist of their own affi
davits, corroborated by the affidavits of
disinterested witnesses, executed before
the Register or Receiver, or some officer
in the land district using a seal and au
thorized to administer oaths. In addi
tion to this, tho proper homestead ap
plication and affidavit must be filed,
which may be on the forms prescribed
under the Act of March 3, 1879 (4,018
and 4,086), properly modified so as to
show tbe section and act under which
application is made, and the affidavit
modified by striking out the portion tbat
refers to military services, which is not
required under this act.
Second. The sixth section admits of an
additional entry of land, which need not
be contiguous to the land embraced in the
original, by parties who have complied
with the conditions of the law with re
gard to the original entry, and have had
the final papers issued therefor and with
the condition of residence and cultiva
tion of the land embraced in the addit
ional entry, to be made and proved as in
ordinary homestead entries.
Application and affidavit will be re
quired in entries under this section (6)
and the same forms (4,018 and 4,086)
may be used as above stated in reference
to entries under the third section.
In additional entries under both sec
tions, the usual homestead fees and com
missions will be required to be paid and
receipts will be issued therefor. Notes
will be made opposite the entries on the
monthly abstracts referring to the sec
tion and the act under which allowed.
The 7th section of the act prescribes a
rule of construction for the act of March
3, 1879, in accordance with which you
will receive and properly act upon any
evidence which parties desiring to avail
themselves thereof may see proper to
submit, showing that accident or unavoid
able delays have prevented them from
making proof on the date specified in the
public notice, in cases in which the proof
was taken within ten days . Uowing that
But this will not be necessary when
continuances are made as provided for
in subdivisions 13 on pages 43 and 44 of
circular of January 1, 1889, to which you
The Bth section does not appear to call
for remark in this communication. Very
S. M. BTOOKaXASBB, Commissioner.
Approved: VVm. F. Vilas, Secretary.
BOARD Of TRADE.
Resolutions In Relation to the Xi -
lo rin School.
The newly elected Board of Directors
of the Board of Trade met yesterday
morning, at 9 o'clock, and organized by
electing the following officers: S. P>.
Lewis, President; J. V. Wachtel, Vice-
President; J. N. Breed, Treasurer; T. H.
Ward, Secretary; Gregory Perkins, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary; Graves, O'Melveny
& Shankland, attorneys.
The followiug resolution was unani
WbkkkaS, There has been an appro
priation by the Legislature of this State
of two hundred thousand dollars, for the
purpose of establishing a Reform School
in Los Angeles county ; and
Whereas, The Trustees of the pro
posed Reform School are now in this
city for the purpose of selecting a site for
the same; therefore, De it
Resolved, That by reason of the many
railroads centering here, making it easy
of access from all directions, and by
reason of tbe cheapness of building
material and tbe economical working of
the institution, that the said school
should be located as near the city of Los
Angeles as possible.
An Important Suit.
The important case of Moise Kahn vs.
Alexander Weill is still on trial before
Judge Robs in the United States Circuit
Court. It is an equity case involving
some $150,000 wortn of property in Santa
Barbara county, and has been in prepara
tion for over two years. Counsel for
plaintiff are Del Valle & Munday, Geo.
Pesna, Jarrett T. Richards and J. P.
Rodgers, and for defendants, Stanley,
Stoney & Hayes. Judge Stoney has
made the examination for Weill, and Mr.
Munday principally for Kahn. The case
will probably occupy about three weeks
and the argument about three days. The
question turns on a point whether a deed
of 1881 was a deed or a mortgage. The
decision is awaited with much interest
in legal circles.
Santa Monica is holding a flower festi
val this week st the new Presbyterian
Church. Parties visiting tho festival
and purchasing tickets over tbe line of
the Los Angeles and Pacific Railroad
will bo admitted free. Trains leave
depot, near Sisters' Hospital, at tbeir
regular time. Round trip, 75 cents. For
sale at Bartlett's music Btore, Hewes'
shoe store and the railroad company's
office, 44 North Spring street.
Special Auction Sale
To day, Thursday, April 11th. Beeson
& Rhoades will sell at their salesroom,
119 and 121 W. Second street, the entire
contents of two well furnished dwellings.
Sale at 10 a. m. and 2 p. m.
Cigars, Leaf Tobacco, California
Wines and Brandies.
To the trade: About the 15th of April we
will discontinue our retail business In cigars
and tobacco, at 283 N. Main street, and will
remove to No. 213 N. Los Angeles street,
where we will do a jobbing business exclusive
ly In Key West and Domestic cigars, leaf to
bacco, Calllornia wines and brandisß. We are
sole agents for cigars from the celebrated fac
tory of I.lebes Bros. A Go , snd are prepared to
sell tbelr goods at unusually low prices.
To cigar manufacturer. We Invite your in-
spnctlon of a full supply of cigarmakers' uten
bits, such as molds, boxes, labels, etc. Re
spectlully, W. Llebes A Co.
P. S —The remnant of our retail Mock of cig
ars and tobaccc is offered at low figures.
Cure For Sick Headache.
If you want a remedy for biiliotisneiu,
blotches and pimples on tbe face, and a snro
cure tor sick headache, call at C. H. Hance'e,
tbe Druggist, 79 North Spring street. Dr.
Gunn's Liver Fills; only one for a dose, sample
free: full box 25 cents
Gordan Bros., 22 S. Spring St.
Artistic tailoring. The finest assortment of
suitings in the city.
Just received, Seymour .t Johnson Co.
Catalina Island Headquarters
No. 109 N. Main street.
The Best Hair Preparation
Is I.tux's Quinine Hair Tonic. 208 N. Main.
St. Louis Lead, Eastern Oil
And painters' supplies, at P. H. Mathews'.
Bathing at Catalina
Unequalled. Go at once.
Herbert C. Parks, Stale Manager, Capital Acci
I acknowledge receipt of my claim against
your company for weekly benefits while dis
abled, and tha k you for prompt settlement.
Los Angeles -
$40CLUB watch sold for $1 per woek in. in.
stallmeuts, at Hollinfrsworth's, 30 S. Spring st-
Have your watches and jewelry repaired at
S. Conradi, No. 21 North Bpring street.
TENTS ac Eoy'r. harness Shop, 217LosA.ngolet
Hsemony king of herbs. 143 E. First street
NEW, PERMANENT CURES.
For Tears. Palertlno, Oslo. Jon. IT, HIS.
Suffered constantly for several yean with neu
ralgia; all remedial failed; tried St. Jacobs 011;
was cured. No return In 6 month!.
B. S. rETHIBOLT, ». K.
Never Again. St. Olbory, in., stay 11, 1111.
My wife wa.i troubled with neuralgia and after
using one bottle of St. Jacobl Oil was never
troubled again. HE WHY BECXKICBYKB.
After All. Rutland, 111., Hay 11, ISM.
Have known caaes of neuralgia given up br
doctor! to be cued by St. Jacob. Oil.
J. at. SHAW, Druggist.
AT DEtJOOIBTS AMP DEALERS.
THE CHARLES A. VOGELER CO.. Baltimore. Hi.
Onr little girl when bnt throe weeks old broke ont
with ecaema. Wo tried tho prescription from sev
eral yood doctor*, but without any s(>ccutl benefit.
Wo tried 8. 8. 8., and by the tlmo ono botllo was
gone, her head began to heal, and by the time she
had taken six bottles she was completely cured.
Now she has a full and heavy head of hair—a
robust healthy child. I feel it but my dnty to make
this statement. 11. T. SUOBE, llicb Hill, Mo.
H3v7~ Send for oar Books on Blood and Skin Diseases
and Advice to Sufferer*, mailed free.
Taa Swnrr Specific Co., Drawer 3, Atlanta, Go.
Maison de Paris.
GRAND SPRING OPENING
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
raAttcn 18, ID, zo.
Largest Most Elegant Display
EVER EXHIBITED IN THE CITY.
Also, good taste in onr cheap goods, at
tbe most reasonable price.
82 \\ . HKST ST.,
Third Door from Spring Stroet,
m1512m LOS ANGELES, CAL.
NEW MILLINERY HOUSE.
144 S. Spring St., bet. Second and Third.
NEW GOODS, LATEST STYLES and
For lac s and proofs we quote tbe following
20 doz. bunches Ostrich Tips (3 feathers in
bnnch), nit colors, per bunch. 25c
20 doz. bunches Ostrich Tip« (3 feathers in
bunch), all colors, per bunch, 50c.
10 doz. Milan Hats, each, 500.
10 doz. Milan Hats, eoch, 75c.
10 doz. Trimmed Children's Hats, each, 250.
20 doz Sundown children's Hats, each, 25c.
25 Bnucbes Flowers, 10c, 25c, and 50c.
m 24 lm A. J. RIETHMULLER, Prop.
Spring and Simmer Millinery
123 S. Spring St.,
ON TUESDAY, APRIL 3d, and WEDNESDAY,
APRIL 3d, and throughout the week. Quick
sales and small profits is our motto. New
York pressing business in connection with
Wholesale departments and country milliners
will take notice. m2B lm
Grand Spring Opening
MME, D. COTIHELF'S
MARCH 25th, 26th and 27th.
No. 25 SOUTH SPRING ST., LOS ANGELES.
Imported direct by the Madame's own selec
tion. The ladies of this city and vicinity are
respectfully invited to attend. m 24 lm
OPTIIiIANS AMI .It WEI I-US
The Only Kellnltle Optical Institute,
131-133 S. Spring St., L. A. Theater Bldg.
TnE LOS ANGELES OPTICAL INSTITUTE,
Testing of eyes free. Grinding of lenses to order
a specialty. No peddlers employed. I use my
own name only. Absolute perfect fitting guar
anteed where glasses are required. ml 4 12m
S. SPRING Nadeau Hotel
IB 4 HSHUTZ, The Optician,
m 3 12m Manager.
Old Gold7and Silver Bought
Jewelry Manufactured to Order
OR REPAIRED, BY
7)4 Commercial St. (Upstairs).
Meerschaum Pipes and Cigar Holdors neatly
repaired and mounted. mlB lm
Pioneer White Lead
IN KEGS, TO
6£ CENTS PER LB.
HOWARD, LOTHIAN & CO.,
2S NORTH MAIN ST. m2ltf
Shorthand x r\.
Day and Evening Sessions. Beat Methods
Skillful Teachers. Lowest Rates Situations
Free. LONULEY •]> WAGNEK,
Room 1, No 24 W, First Street
Los Angeles Woolen Mills
Are now running and prepared to frjmish
WOOLEN BATS for comforters and top mat
tresses. Also to wash and finish in first-class
style all kinds of blankets.
I Mills on Pesrl street, nesr Filth street
1 m 29 2m
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 of sale, inquire of
REDONDO BEACH COMPANY,
Court 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
Flowing: 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.
Centinela-Inglewood Land Coipany,
COURT AND MAIN STREETS. : DOS ANGELES, CAL
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