OIL ON THE LAGUNA.
They Hon- tor Water and Strike Oil
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
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.
The Pair Foothill City Needs more
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Cut Prise Sale,
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.
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
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.
22 S. SPRING ST, 22
Los Angeles, Cal.
BRANCH OF SAN FRANCISCO
HAYING JUST REGEIYED
1 LARGE CONSIGNMENT OF
BEING THE PROPERTY OF
An Over Stocked WOOLEN MILL
In Order to Dispose of Same
They Will Make
SUITS TO ORDER
GOODS SOLD BY THE YARD
TO THE TRADE
AT MANUFACTURING PRICES.
Makes the Best Fining Clothes
In the Stete at 25 per cent less
than any other Tailor on the
Suits made to FRO m er $25i?
Pants made t Vrom r 6J?°
203 Montgomery Street,
734 Market andllWA'lll2Market St.
105, 107 and 109 Santa Clara Street,
49 and 51 South Soring Street, and
263 North Main Street,
To close out my stock I make a reduction on
each Stove and Oven of
F. B. BROWN,
«2tf No. 44 South Spring street.
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
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
At S. P. Arcade Depot, Fifth Street,
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
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
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.
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
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!
Reopened at 148 S. Spring St.
YOU ARE INVITED.
MEALS, 25 CENTS.
Removed From 83 Temple Street.
W. H. TRIPP, Prop.
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.
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,
Telephone 252 During tbe Day.
Telephone 693 Daring the Night,
And you will receive prompt attention.
BRANCH OFFICE OF
THE F. THOMAS
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
MAKE NO MISTAKE! Bee that the wagon Is
marked the "F. THOMAS." aiitf
WOOD AND LUMBER YARDS*
CLARK A HUMPHREYS,
SAN PEDRO ST., NEAR SEVENTH.
Are telling lumber at tbe following prices,
owing to the removal of the Ban Pedro-Street
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.
Wagon Material, Hardwood,
Blacksmiths' Coal and Tools,
Cabinet Woods, etc.
JOHN WIGMORE & 00.
13 and 15 South Los Angelea street.
BUIH OmCI AND YARD —
Corner First and Alameda Streets,
LOS ANGELES, OAL.
East Lot Angeles Lumber Yard, cor. Hog and
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.
LUMBER AMD BUILDING MATERIAL,
Office and yard, 180 last Pint St., Lot Angeles
J. M. (irlfflth, President.
H. G. Stevenson, Vlce-Pres. and Treas.
T. E. Nichols, Secy. E. L. Chandler, Sapt.
J. M. GRIFFITH COMPANY,
And Manufacturers of
Doors, Window*, Blind*, Stairs,
Hill work of every description.
639 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles.
Mill and Lumber Company,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
Yards at San Pedro (Wharf), Lot Angeles
(Main office), Pomona, Pasadena, Pnenta, La
manda, Monrovia, Asms*, alendora, Lords
Planing Mills at Los Angeles, Pomona, Mon
ro vis. a25-M
Western Lumber Co.
Cor. Ninth and San Peare Streets.
LCIIHKB of all class can be had at this yard
B. D. BOIBLL. A. BOtBIX.
Lnmber and Buildinsr Material.
Yard corner Main and Jefferson Sts.,
Telephone No. 745. Los Angeles, Cal,
PERRY, MOTT & COS
AND PLANING MILLS,
N0.76 Commerntal Street. al-tf
DO HI tit lirAN HIM 4!\I» f4TOR*«K.~ _
KENNEDY & CO.
—Wholesale and Retail—
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
S. 0. Wbvsb, Proprietor.
GI4A I N, WOOL
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.
CORNER SEVENTH AND ALAMEDA.
Grain, Wool and General
Storage, Communion & Insurance.
al l lm
COAL, WOOD, HAY, GRAIN, ETC.
In large or small quantities.
119 W. rifth St. Telephone 469.
IT WILL PAY YOH TO ALL ON US
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
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
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,
San Francisco, February 25,1889. m2tf
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
ELLIS AYE., south side — 45x150 to
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.
The Gem of the San Gabrial Valley.
Only Three Miles from City Limits of lm
Property of San Gabriel Wine Co.,
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
CHEAPEST SUBURBAN TOWN LOTS,
VILLA SITES, OB
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
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
Rooms 8 and 9, Bryaon A Bonebrake Block
OPTICIANS AND JEWELER*.
The Only Reliable Optical Institute.
131-133 8. Spring St., L. A. Theater Bldg.
TnK LOB ANGELES OPTICAL INSTITUTE,
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,
• o. f. heinz¥man7
Druggist and Chemist,
No. ISO N. Mala St., Las Angeles, Cal.
Pretcriptiens carefully compounded day eg
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