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OIL ON THE LAGUNA.
They Hon- tor Water and Strike Oil Instead. Most Californians are familiar with Bret Harte'a story in verse, entitled "Dow's Flat," and with the account of the old Argonaut who had delved in vain for the yellow treasures of the mine, and at last in his old age "struck it rich" when he stopped digging for gold and went to dig for water. A local episode somewhat similar was reported in the city yesterday. It is about like this: i Some time ago a Mr. Barnett, who is in terested in property near where the northeast corner of the pueblo borders on the Laguna ranch, got up a little "pool" to bore in that place and see what might be fonnd. Colonel R. S. Baker, who owns the Laguna, joined in the scheme, as he does in all progres sive propositions likely to benefit the section. Others came in and a well boring outfit was set to work in the hills thereabouts. The place is near the skeleton school house that stands on the mesa in an unfinished state reminding the passer-by of the phantom ship that used to make the hair of sailors stand on end when they saw the moonbeams shining through her ribs. The work of sinking the hole has been going on for some time with little results more substantial than the one of getting a hole in the ground. The hope of reaching a flow ing artesian well" of water which bad been buoying up the spirits of those interested seemed to be doomed to end in disappointment and is so doomed as a fact; for yesterday one of the men came into the city in a state of great excitement and reported that they had struck oil. Several barrels of the oleigenous fluid had been raised to the light of day, and the appearances present the hope that a ' fine oil well is to be the result of this ! enterprise. Outside of the fact of the find there is every reason to expect oil in that locality. It lies right in the range of the oil belt in its trenddown the coast. The hills are just the same as those near the Puente, near Whittier, and at the Santa Ana canon. The geological forma tion is the very same as that in the best ' oil-producing districts, and all signs would warrant the expectation that oil was to be found there. It is a matter of no little importance to Los Angeles. Should oil be found, as it is sure to be, now or in the near future, in the very edge of the pueblo, "you can bet your life's there's going to be a boom." PARIS GREEN FOR CATERPILLARS Ulve Ike "Varmint*" a Uood lloae of It. Complaint is made that there are a great many caterpillars playing havoc with some of the gardens of the city and surrounding country. These "varmints" are often very troublesome in the South ern States, where they devastate the cot ton fields. Now away down South in Dixie they treat the crawlers to a liberal dose of Paris green. It is a common sight to see many lusty negroes armed with large sieves, which they swing over the delicate cotton plants, scattering Paris green far and near. The little bel lows need for blowing fly powder about rooms would be a grand thing to use in small gardens. Spray the plants lightly with the Paris green, and the worms will soon disappear. Paris green is a poison, and, of course, will not be used on plants used for food of man or other ani mals ; but on flowers it is the very thing. It is -possible that buhach, a California product, used an insecticide will do the work, too. It has the merit of being harmless to the higher forms of life, while it "lays out" the insects. POMONA'S PROGRESS. The Pair Foothill City Needs more Canneries. Pomona is well known far and near as one of the finest districts in this whole section. The country all about there is covered with fine orchards of various sorts. Last year a large establishment was put up for canning and drying the products of these orchards. The scheme works well; but the plant is not large enough to take care of the great crop now maturing in this charming spot. Yesterday a committee, consist ing of the Messrs. Phil Stein, James Loney and W. M. Woody, repre- Benting the Pomona Board of Trade, were in the city seeking to enlist capital in the enterprise of enlarging the facili ties for taking care of the Pomona fruit crop. It is to be hoped these gentlemen will succeed in their laudable efforts. The fruit of that district has no superior in the world, and the market for such products, when properly handled, is the World. It ought to be a good invest ment that is thus offered. A Pltaiant Send-off. On Tuesday evening friends of Dr. Joseph Kurtz gave that gentleman a banquet at the Maison Doree in honor of bis departure on a visit to Europe. The doctor and his family started last night on their tour. He will return in the fall, but bis family will remain away about a year. The table was very finely served, and the healths of the guest and his fam ily were drunk in flowing bumpers of Sillery Sec. The company consisted of Louis Lichtenberger and wife, C. F. Heinzeman and wife, Jacob Kuhrts and wife, Jacob Phillippi and wife, Judge Gottßchalk and wife, John Milner and wife. Mrs. Heiusch, Louis Roeder, Con rad Jacoby and wire, and the guest of the evening and his wife. A most enjoy able time was had, and the doctor re ceived a warm and friendly send-off that will long be remembered by himself and all who participated. Bound for Burope. A select party of Los Angeles ladies, nearly completed, contemplate visiting the British Isles and the continent of Europe, to be absent from six to twelve months, as their arrangements may be formed. The party will be in charge of Mrs, Harriet Cobb, who has been giving the languages at the Ellis College for some time, which, in itself, insures far more than could be possibly utilized in an ordinnry sense, as Mrs. Cobb is not only a lady of remarkable judgment and discernment, but has had a width of ex perience which will avail much in be half of a most pleasant issue. Mrs. Cobb has not only make a lenghty resi dence in France, Saxony, England and Italy, but is a moat accomplished lingu ist in no less than a dozen tongues. — > Stockholders' (.lability. The case of Whaliug against Bonebrake et al., which was argued before and sub mitted to Justice Austin for decision last Tuesday, contains a very interesting point of law. The defendants, of whom there are thirty-one or thirty-two, are Stockholders in the Electric Railroad Com pany, and the plaintiff is one of a number of laborers who have brought suit against THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 26, 1889. the stockholders to recover their wages, i under Section 322 of the Civil Code.which section makes stockholders individually liable for their proportion ef a debt in curred by the incorporation. Three and a half days were consumed in the taking of testimony in the case, and the argu ment was long and interesting. Alto gether claims amounting to about $2,000 are involved in the decision of this case. THE REFORM SCHOOL. What a Correspondent Thlnke ol the matter. Editors Herald—ln the matter of the location of the State Reformatory School and the newspaper discussion attending the same, permit me to say that I did not attribute sordid motives to certain gentlemen when they made efforts to secure the St. Vincent property for a city hall, though they would have profited greatly thereby by consequence of the enhancement of the value of property contiguous thereto, nor do I attribute kindred motives to Hervey Lindley, of the commission, because the said school is to be at Whittier, the town laid out by a company in which he was interested. The records show that Mr. Lindley re fused to vote upon the selection and his colleagues assert that he gave every proposition fair and even consideration, mingling his remarks thereon with praise in behalf of no particular locality. Of course, if all things were equal, why should not the colleagues of Mr. Lindley vote as they did ? And why is not Whit tier the peer of any of the points in terested in the contest? Nay, more,why is it not the superior ? Blessed by nature with all those superb gifts so essential to health— blessed by the exam pie and the influence of a community whose work in behalf of mankind are as prodigious as they are glorious. Situated beyond the busy walk of trade, what else could be desired to give a most successful issue to the proposition. Throughout the ways and means of the earthly there is nosuch'thing as absolute perfection. That was decreed four thousand years ago, and has been maintained to this date and will be maintained to the end, and so there will be those to cavil at any deed howsoever meritorious, as well as will the best of humanity be the subjects thereof. Yours, Fair Play. HIS WE b KINO PHESENTS. A Peculiar Cue Which 1» Being- Tried In Court. A peculiar case is on trial in Depart ment Five of the Superior Court, before Judge Shaw. It is a suit to recover some wedding presents. Louis Roth was married a year ago last January to Min nie Gerston. In accordance with the custom prevailing on such occasions the friends of the bride and groom and of their respective families came lorward with gifts, and the young people started out in life with the usual allowance of card receivers and butter dishes. On tbe nigbt of the wedding day Roth was taken ill with a fistula on his leg. He had gone, to live at his father-in-law's house, and when the old gentleman fouad that Roth was occupying a separ ate room from his wife his suspicions were aroused. Three weeks passed, during which Roth failed to get well: and then the father-in-law rose up and drove him out of the house. He al lowed Roth to have his trunk and cloth ing, but nothing more. Home time later, when Roth had quite recovered, he rented a house with the expectation that his wife would now come and live with him; but she refused to do anything of the kind, having come to believe that he was not a suitable man for a respectable woman to live with. Roth produced the evidence of several reputable physicians yesterday to prove that his illness was not of the sort that Gerston and his daughter imag ined. Finding that there was no chance of reconciliation, Roth determined to get his share of the spoils which had oc curred at the ceremony. He accord ingly went to the house and asked that the wedding presents, and a bed-lounge of his be delivered to him. The girl met him at the door and said that he must arrange with her father about that. The father gave him a very short answer and be left the house without the presents. He then brought suit for their recovery. Non-Suited. Judge Wade yesterday granted a mo tion for a non-suit in the case of Amelia Johnson against Wilson et al. to recover $5,000 damages, reported in the Herald yesterday morning. The plaintiff alleged that she was strvck by a stream of steam and injured so that she had a miscar riage. Uood News for tbe Public. The cheapest place in the United States to live. The St. Angelo, Grand avenue, near Temple, is now prepared to take guests either by the day, week or month for less than any other house (location, cooking and service considered) in Amer ica. No Chinese employed. Our chef, Mr. C. L. Busath, is considered the best cook in California. Now is the time to make rates for tbe summer. Our loca tion is by far tbe beat in Los Angeles. Come and" see. W. W. Buckingham. Master Gussie Goldsmith, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Goldsmith, will be Bar mitzvale at the Synagogue on Fort Street, Saturday, April 27th, at 10 a. h. All friends are invited. Look Out for Saturday At tbe Annual Cut Prise Sale, of Mkyer, Lewis & Co., 101 aud 103 North Spring street. Monday, April 29th. John C. Bell will sell at auction all the well kept furniture of the large orlck building at tbe junction of Old aud New Main, to the highest bidder, for cash; haw been only a few months in use: good as new; can be seen on the morning of sale. To-morrow John C. Hell, the auctioneer, soils at ISO South Loa Angeles Btreet, tine horses, carriages, har ness. Look In another column for the adver tisement. To-morrow at 10 o'clock. The "King" Tinted Lead.—Ten gal- lons oil to the 100 pounds. P. H Mathewß, agent, corner Second and Los Angeles streets. Theo. Rapp, Wood Engraver. Mo. 10 Court street, room 9. Satisfaction guaranteed, Seasonable prices. The Best Hair Preparation Is Laux's Quinine Hair Tonic. 208 N. Main. Go to 3 pence's Restaurant to-day and see the ladles and gentlemen who take their meals there, and you will do the same. 40 S. Spring street,. [ SEE the fine $40 watch sold by fiolllngs worth lv clubs at $1 per week In Installments. 30 South Spring street Have your watches and jewelry repaired at S. Conradl, No. 21 North Spring street. £s»T~»ome glovos fcr sT*sT~Bome aT»"~» at E. Adams' 15 South Spring street. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorii Mullen, Bluett & Co. N. W. Cor. Spring and First Sts. ________________________ * Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Hats, Etc., Etc. ATTENTION, EVERYBODY I It will be to your interest to take notice of the inducements we offer to insure your patronage. We have set aside large lines of honest Summer Clothing for Men and Boys, and have marked them at prices that will surely take. OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL 8 O'CLOCK. MULLEN, BLUETT & CO. MISCELLANEOUS. SPfH SUMMER THE LEADING 22 S. SPRING ST, 22 Los Angeles, Cal. BRANCH OF SAN FRANCISCO HAYING JUST REGEIYED FROM ENCLAND 1 LARGE CONSIGNMENT OF WOOLENS BEING THE PROPERTY OF An Over Stocked WOOLEN MILL In Order to Dispose of Same They Will Make SUITS TO ORDER AT Reduced Prices! GOODS SOLD BY THE YARD TO THE TRADE AT MANUFACTURING PRICES. al3 3m JOE POHEIM THE TAILOR, Makes the Best Fining Clothes In the Stete at 25 per cent less than any other Tailor on the Pacific Coast. Suits made to FRO m er $25i? Pants made t Vrom r 6J?° 203 Montgomery Street, 734 Market andllWA'lll2Market St. SAN FRAMSCO. 105, 107 and 109 Santa Clara Street, san jose. 49 and 51 South Soring Street, and 263 North Main Street, LOS ANGELES. GASOLINE STOVES AT COST. To close out my stock I make a reduction on each Stove and Oven of &4.00. F. B. BROWN, «2tf No. 44 South Spring street. NOTICE. THE LOS ANGELES CITY WATER CO, will striotly enforce the following rule: The hours for sprinkling are between 6 aad 8 o'clock a. m. and 6 and 8 o'clock r. v. For * violation of the above regulation the wsMr will be shut off and a fine of two dollsrti will be charged b store water will be turned on ■gala, HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS. Arcade Hotel, At S. P. Arcade Depot, Fifth Street, LOS ANGELES. S. REINHART, Prop., (FORMERLY OF THE UNION DEPOT HOTEL) I am thinkful for past patronage, and want to see my old friends and patrons at my new headquarters, where the best and finest rooms can be had on the European plan. The table is not surpassed. The location is the most convenient, as street cars leave every three minutes for all parts of the city. It is especially convenient for those wishing to transfer from one train to another, or from this depot to the California Central (Santa Fe), or from the California Central to this depot. Street cars run between the depots, or you can walk in eight minutes. You save trouble and money, as I will take care of yonr baggage and re-check it. If you wish a quiet place to sleep, you will find this just the house, as there are no night trains and it is away from the noise and bustle of the more central part of the oity. Rates—With board, $3 per day and upward. Rooms, without board, $1 per day and upward. Special rates by the month. al-2 lm Arrowhead Hot Springs! 2,000 feet above sea, 70 miles from Los An geles, 6 miles north of San Bernardino. Moun tain Sanitarium, Mineral, Vapor and Mud Baths. Tourists and invalids will now find amid the most attractive surroundings, above fog and dust, all essentials to comfort, content and cure- Excellent table, recent improvements in mud baths; prices rednced for summer months. Resident physician, postoffice and telephone. Stages meet trains at depot, San Bernardino. Address WM. M. TISDALE, manager, for lith ographs, circulars and terms, or B. F. COULTER, cor. Second and Spring, Los Angeles. m3l 3m A SUCCESSFUL CHANGE. "THE CLIFTON," At the corner of Port and Temple bU.. under the new management, is now the best private hotel in the city. The rooms, both single and en suite, are large, sunny and well furnished, and Its table unequalled in the city. The kitchen is under the direct management of the famous chef, F. De Russie Smith, a cook of thirty-five years' experience, and in that capacity has served both Grant and Garfield; has also been chief cook on Pacific and Atlantic Ocean steamers, and was a chief In the Union Pacific dining car service for six years. Its convenience to business adds greatly to its popularity. Breakfast, 6:30 to 8:30; Lunch, 12 to 2; Dinner, 6 to 8. Summer rates now in force. a 6 lm No Chinese Employed! THE fiUAKERIESTADRANT, Reopened at 148 S. Spring St. YOU ARE INVITED. MEALS, 25 CENTS. Removed From 83 Temple Street. W. H. TRIPP, Prop. a 7-lm Hotel Lincoln, Corner of Hill and Second Street*, Strictly a first-class hotel; appointments perfect; all modern Improvements; ele gantly situated and furnished. THOMAS PABCOE, Proprietor. m 29 lm Santa Monica Pavilion. RESTAURANT and FAMILY RESORT ECKERT A HOPE, Proprietors. FI3H DINNERS A SPECIALTY. a22tf Farmers, Attention! Horse Rakes. Horse Rakes, We have on hand a few of the best One and Two-Horse Rakes ever brought to this market, whioh we are Closing Out at $15 and $18 each. Call and see them. Brown & Foster Hardware Co.. 36 SOUTH SPRING ST. A3 lm d&w A. P. ROZA Is Now Driving Hack No. 29. IF YOU WANT A CARRIAGE, CALL UP Telephone 252 During tbe Day. Telephone 693 Daring the Night, And you will receive prompt attention. m2B lm* BRANCH OFFICE OF THE F. THOMAS PARISIAN Dyeing and Cleaning Works ISO South Haln Street, Opposite Third Lot Angeles, Cal. Dyers and Finishers of all kinds of Fabrics. Ladies'. Gents' aud Children's Clothing, and articles of every description Dyed and Cleaned at reasonable charges. CURTAINS AND BLANEETS DONE UP. SHELF GOODS A SPECIALTY. Central Office and Works, 27 Tenth it, San Pranolsco. MAKE NO MISTAKE! Bee that the wagon Is marked the "F. THOMAS." aiitf WOOD AND LUMBER YARDS* CLARK A HUMPHREYS, LUMBER DEALERS, SAN PEDRO ST., NEAR SEVENTH. Are telling lumber at tbe following prices, owing to the removal of the Ban Pedro-Street Railroad: Hough Oregon Pine, SBO IN., Rough Redwood, S2G HI., No. 1 Humboldt Shingle*-, »2.25 18. Snrf Lumber at accordingly low prices. aS-lm P. O. Box. 1,235. Telephone, 178. iflfiW HQUS*.. Wagon Material, Hardwood, Iron, Steel, Blacksmiths' Coal and Tools, Cabinet Woods, etc. JOHN WIGMORE & 00. 13 and 15 South Los Angelea street. al a SCHALLERT-GANAHL LDDIBEB COffIPANY. BUIH OmCI AND YARD — Corner First and Alameda Streets, LOS ANGELES, OAL. BRANCH YARDS— East Lot Angeles Lumber Yard, cor. Hog and Water streets. Washington-street Lumber Yard, cor. Washing ton street and Grand avenue. Garyania Lumber Yard. Qarvans*. ] 28tf J. A. Hbhdbbbon President, J. K. Smubb Yloe-Pre*. and Tresa. W«. P. Habskall Secretary. southerFcalifornia LUMBER_COMPAHY. LUMBER AMD BUILDING MATERIAL, Office and yard, 180 last Pint St., Lot Angeles ial9-tf J. M. (irlfflth, President. H. G. Stevenson, Vlce-Pres. and Treas. T. E. Nichols, Secy. E. L. Chandler, Sapt. J. M. GRIFFITH COMPANY, LUMBER DEALERS. And Manufacturers of Doors, Window*, Blind*, Stairs, Hill work of every description. 639 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles. al-tj KBHCKHOFF-CVZNRB Mill and Lumber Company, Wholesale and Retail Dealers In LUM BERI Yards at San Pedro (Wharf), Lot Angeles (Main office), Pomona, Pasadena, Pnenta, La manda, Monrovia, Asms*, alendora, Lords burg, Burbank. Planing Mills at Los Angeles, Pomona, Mon ro vis. a25-M Western Lumber Co. tabs: Cor. Ninth and San Peare Streets. LCIIHKB of all class can be had at this yard : a6-tf B. D. BOIBLL. A. BOtBIX. ROZELL BROS., —DBALIBB IN— Lnmber and Buildinsr Material. Yard corner Main and Jefferson Sts., Telephone No. 745. Los Angeles, Cal, alStf PERRY, MOTT & COS Lumber Yards AND PLANING MILLS, N0.76 Commerntal Street. al-tf DO HI tit lirAN HIM 4!\I» f4TOR*«K.~ _ KENNEDY & CO. —Wholesale and Retail— Commission Merchants, BUTTER, BOOS, HAMS, ETC., Fresh Ranch Eggs Received Dally. Poultry Dressed to Order. Goods Delivered to any put of city. 116 WEST SIXTH ST TELEPHONE 1044. m 29 lm "NAUIrS WAREHOUSE, S. 0. Wbvsb, Proprietor. GI4A I N, WOOL —AND— General merchandise Warehonse, Advances made on wool. Stobagb, Commission and Issurahcb. Agent* for all kinds of Agricultural Imple ments. Wholesale and retail dealers In Im ported and Domestic Wines, Brandies and Whiskies. 684 to 666 Alameda street. aia-tf California Warehouse, CORNER SEVENTH AND ALAMEDA. Grain, Wool and General Merchandise Warehouse. Storage, Communion & Insurance. al l lm Newhall Bros., COAL, WOOD, HAY, GRAIN, ETC. In large or small quantities. 119 W. rifth St. Telephone 469. IT WILL PAY YOH TO ALL ON US •31 lm REAL, ESTATE. Valuable Farm 3263 ACRES ON BRANNAN ISLAND BELONGING TO THE ESTATE OF THE late DE. F. ZEILB, situated in Sacramento county about one mile below and opposite the t<> w ° of Kio Viata, fronting about one mile on the Sacramento river and extending along the north bank of Seven-Mile Blough nearly three and a half miles, and including valuable im provements, such as houses, barns, warehouse, etc., with some personal property. About 700 acres now under a lease which expires Deoem —ALSO,— M*j •ores, more or less, situated on ANDROS ISLAND, at the junction on Georgians Blough and the Moquelumne river, with about two sad a half miles of navigable water frontage. These lands are thoroughly reclaimed, con venient to market, and are unsurpassed for productiveness by any In the State. To be sold subject to the approval of the Pro bate Court Bids will be received at the office of the ex ecutors, 137 Montgomery street, San Francisco, where maps of the property may be seen and such further lnformatiou had as may be re quired. 0. LIVERMORE, E. H. TAFT, Executors. San Francisco, February 25,1889. m2tf SPECIALS SISTERS OF CHARITY TRACT—6 lots, 50x105 each, for $4000 FLOWER ST., between Ninth and Tenth Sts., 50x155 to alley; per ft <J0 FIRST ST.. BOYLE HEIGHTS, bet. Chi cago and St. Louis sts., west of new cable engine-house, per ft. SO HOPE ST., Cameron tract-50x150 to alley 2200 ELLIS AYE., south side — 45x150 to alley 1350 BLIB3 TRACT, near New WolfsklU Depot-Per ft 90 BURLINGTON AVE..Bonnie Brae tract -50x150 to alley 1500 For these and many more see POMEROY & GATES. 10 t or kt STREET. Largest and newest list In thelclty. RAMONA! The Gem of the San Gabrial Valley. Only Three Miles from City Limits of lm Angeles. Property of San Gabriel Wine Co., Original Owners. LOCATED AT SHOKB'S STATION, On line of 8 P. R. R. and San Gabriel Valley Rapid Transit R. R , From 10 to 15 minutes to the Plata, Lot An geles City. CHEAPEST SUBURBAN TOWN LOTS, VILLA SITES, OB ACREAGE PROPERTY POrULAR TBRHB. PUREST SPRING WATEB Inexhaustible quantities guaranteed. Apply at Office of BAN GABRIEL WINE CO., Ramoua, Lot Angeles county, Oal. Or to J. M. TIERNAN, Ramona. s7tf HOMES. FINEST QUALITY OF FRUIT LANDS NEAR Los Angeles at reasonable prices and on liberal terms to ACTUAL SETTLERS. Eight thousand acres now subdivided (17,000 acres In all) in San Fernando Valley, from 8 to 12 miles from the Plasa, into 5, 10, 20 aud 40 acre tracts, ranging from $25 to $150 per acre, ana 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 railroads. With Loa 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 Can be subdivided Into two or three ranges. For maps, prices and terms apply to PROVIDENCIA LAND WATER AND DEVEL OPMENT COMPANY, Rooms 8 and 9, Bryaon A Bonebrake Block a2l tf OPTICIANS AND JEWELER*. The Only Reliable Optical Institute. 131-133 8. Spring St., L. A. Theater Bldg. TnK LOB ANGELES OPTICAL INSTITUTE, N. STRASSBURGER, SCIENTIFIC OPTICIAN. Testtngof eyes free. Grinding of lenses toorder aepecfalty. No peddlers employed. I use my own name only. Absolute perfect fitting guar anteed where glasses are required, alt 12m Hit ItL J i Llir^l~lSwn i i * ii' 'IJJ No. 18 8. SPRING ST., Opposite Nadeau Hotel. JHARSHUTZ, The Optician, m3l2m Manager • o. f. heinz¥man7 Druggist and Chemist, No. ISO N. Mala St., Las Angeles, Cal. Pretcriptiens carefully compounded day eg night. aSltt 3