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A Diamond Robbery for Which
No One Was Punished.
How the Suspected Person Managed
to Prove His Innocece.
A Case Where Circumstantial Evidence
Was Upset by a Well-Directed
Effort to Find the Person
Who Was Guilty.
The following story was told by a de
tective familiar with the matter to a
Herald reporter recently, and was
vouched for as an actual fact through
out :
Some time ago tbe papers had consid
erable to cay about a diamond robbery
which occurred in ihiß city. The jew
els belonged to a well known lady of
this city, who had deposited them as
security for a loan she had negotiated
with a business firm. This firm was
composed of two partners, both respect
able men, and tbe brother of one part
ner was the bookkeeper aud trusted
man of the establishment. He was a
bright young man, oi good habite, and
was engaged to be married to a most
estimable young woman. This young
man and the two partners were the
only persons who knew the combination
to tbe safe in which the diamonds were
kept, and this safe had inside doors
which were locked by a key.
One of those kvs the young
man* carried on hia key ring,
the other bain,?, kept in the keyhole ot
the safe door, as this door was not in
tended as a res.stance to burglars, being
only of thin metal. Now when this
young clerk came to the office on the
morning of the burglary, he found on
opening the outer door that the inner
door was locked but tbe key was not in
its accustomed place. He took the du
plicate key out of bis pocket, opened the
door, and there in a pigeon hole reposed
the key that ought to hava been in the
keyhole. He at once knew that some
thing was wrong, and a quick inveßtiga
tion showed that the precious diamonds
which were tbere tne evening before
were gone. The memb rs of trie firm
Were summoned ami an investigation
was commenced. Every feature of the
caee pointed to tbe gui't of the young
clerk. He claimed an alibi aud estab
liehed it. The young woman he was
engaged to lived in a neighboring town,
and that evening he visited her
and staid all night at the houses, haring
a room with a brother of bis fiancee.
This brother was certain that the clerk
had not gone out of the room during the
night; it would have been possible for a
man to havo left that place, cay at lv
o'clock, driven to Los Angeles, opened
the safe and returned to the house again
before daylight, but as stated the clerk's
room-mate was positive he had not left
bis bed during the night. Notwith
standing the police and detectives main
tained that there could be no doubt
about the clerk's being the guilty man,
and oertainly no one else could be sus
pected. He knew the combination and
had the keys.
The young man could not prove his
i: nocence, but it was decided to let the
lor go and not to take auy further steps
in u.e matter. The clerk, however,
was frantic at bis position; he
knew he was innocent, but
it seemed as if he must always have the
Btigma of being a thief. However, he
eet to work as a detecti-e himeelf. He
thought out a theory that some one had
had a duplicate key made for that in
side door, and lie began a pilgrimage to
all the places in the city where it would
be possible to have a key made. At
first without success, but after several
days' bunt be discovered a tinker on
Los Angeles Btreet who, when shown
the key, eaid yes, he had made one just
like that for a gentleman a few weeks
before. The man had brought au im
preßßion in a piece of soap. No, he
could not remember the man's appear
ance exactly, but he would know him il
he saw him again.
The clerk was exultant. The tinker's
testimony waß.the first ray of light he
had seen in his trouble, and he asked
him to go to the office and tell what ho
knew about tbe key matter to the part
ners. The. locksmith consented, and in
a few mom nls they entered the place
of businesß and the new development
was listened v o eagorly by the partners,
and they shook hands with the clerk as
a token of their returning confidence.
"And can you not tell us anything
about tbe man who ordered that key?"
asked one of the partner*.
"No, I can't describe him, but I am
sure if I saw him I would recognize
bim," answered the locksmith.
As he completed his words the door
opened and in walked a young man who
waß a confidential friend of both part
ners, a young fellow who had had the
use of tbe office, and who was highly es
teemed by all the parties concerned. As
he entered the locksmith looked at.
him and said: "That's the man who
orkered the key from me."
Tbe newcomer turned pale and stag
gered. "I never took the diamonds.
It's a lie. I never took them," he
"None of us have mentioned dia
monds," quietly replied one of the
partners. The newcomer turned whiter
than before and faltered his way to a
"Now, why did you get the man to
make you a key to the inside door of my
safe, and how did you open the outside
door, and what have you done with the
diamonds?" continued the member ol
the film who had first spoken.
The young fellow stammered a few
incoherent words and then confessed
everything. He bad managed to learn
tbe combination of tbe safe by watching
closely when it was opened. Then one
day, while pretending to look at some of
bis own paoei's which were in the safe,
he took the key of the inside door out of
the keyhole in which il was, and press
ing it into a piece of eoap which he had
in hie pocket, ho got an impression oi
that. When he got tbe duplicate key
made be entered the office one night
by means of an ordinary skeleton
key, and opening tbe safe took the dia
monds. The kej' be found in the key
hole of the inside door he put inside of
tbe safe and locked the door with the
key he had bad made, doing this pur
posely to throw suspicion on the clerk
who carried the only other key on hit-
That's What Thsy All Say:—lt is custom
ary lv these tatter days to express our pc feci
satisfaoiion with a thing by saying "It's in
meme!" It's so expressive that nothing can
be added Geo. L. Fins, Philadelphia, P*
says: "My wife hss been taking your New
Cure for the heart, i.nd says It Is immense. she
haß not been troublecd with pain or smother
ing spells Bine u«ing it." Jno. L. Ru ertr-
Slatiugton P* , fays he Is 75 years old snd har
suffered from heart disease for over 40 yean.
Was treated without avail by prominent Dew
York physicians; grew constantly worse: toolr
Dr. Miiob' New Heart Cure and was complete!)
cured. Sold by 0. 13, Banes, 177 N. Spring b..
on a guarantee.
key ring. He was very glad when dis
covered to return the diamonds, and be
was never prosecuted. All the parties
to this story live here yet, and all of
tbem, including the guilty one, still oc
cupy positions of trust and responsi
bility. No one but the parties them
selves and the detective who told the
story to a Hebald reporter and the re
porter know who the men are, and that
knowledge will never be divulged, as it
could serve no good purpose now. The
clerk who was first suspected waa over
joyed at his Buccesß at proving his inno
cence, and his wedding with the young
woman to whom he was engaged soon
followed, and he is today one of the
most prosperous young fellows in Los
Angeles, but it is dollars to doughnuts
that he never has forgotten his one piece
of detective work.
Compensation of High School Teachers
Hero as Compared with Elsewhere.
The motion made by Mr. Buehler, in
the board of education last "Monday
night, to put back the salaries of the
high echool teachers to the old figure
which prevailed prior to the closing ses
sion of the old board, has created some
comment in educational circlea, and,
feeling it to be a matter of general im
port, a Hebald reporter was Bent out to
make inquiry as to the merits of the
caße. He went first to the office of the
city superintendent of common schools,
but Mr. Freisner was not in, so he had
a few words with Mr. Baker, the chief
clerk of the office.
"Mr. Baker, you were not present at
the meeting on Monday night, at which
Mrs. Huglies denied that the outgoing
board had increased the salaries of the
high school teachers. In reply to Mr.
Buehler, she eaid that a reduction had
been made for the Bake of economy
about a year ago, and the board merely
put them back to where they stood be
fore the reduction was made. Is that
"Yes," replied Mr. Baker, "that iB
all correct in the main. The teachers
had been hired at a certain figure and
their wages had been scaled off before
the expiration of the year for which
they had been hired. Mrs. Hughes'
resolution merely put them back to the
old figure."
"Did Mrs. Hughes or any other mem
ber of tbe old board know that there
was a large deficiency in the echool
funds at the time they put the salaries
back to the old figure?"
"Oh yes, Mr. Frießuer had notified
them that thete would he a large defi
oiency, although be did not then be
lieve it, would go as high a, $10,000,"
Baii' Mr. Baker.
This was all the reporter wanted to
know. He then went in eearch of Mre.
Hughes, who was chairman of the teach
ers' committee in the old board. The
lady was Been at her cosy mansion in
St. James' park, and, on the reporter
making hia bußinc-sa known, the lady
"You see we had a ehrinkaee in val
ues here several years ago, and a diffi
culty in the collection of taxes for all
sorts of purposes In course of time
this shrinkage affected the echonlp as
well ds anything else, as the number of
school children waß constantly on the
increase, while the money for the eup
port of the schools was as constantly
diminishing in amount. About a year
ago the board resolved to economize in
every possible way and bo reduced the
salaries of all tbe high school
teachers except the principal and the
music teacher. Several of these teach
erß were offered better salaries to go
elsewhere but many of them had
acquired pleasant homes here and did not
care to leave. Tfiose who stayed by ua
were assured that whenever it could be
done their wages would be put back to
the old standard; and hence all of
them, so far as I know, have rendered
as good service for the reduced compen
sation as for their original salaries.
Hence the retiring board felt that as
they had worked nearly 18 inonthß at a
scale of compenßation 20 per cent lower
than they could have gotten elsewhere,
they were fairly entitled to have their
Balaries put back to the Btandard of
1890. Do you believe in cheap teach
ers'?" asked the lady.
The reporter replied he did not; he
thought that popular education was
one of those thiDga in which that which
is compensated the least is paid for the
"Very well," continued Mrs. Hughas,
"I am not afraid to go on record in this
matter. I believe in getting the best
teacherß one can get, more especially in
a high echool, which requires extra
care and study to qualify one for the
position of a teacher. You get cheap
teachers and your children come out of
school knowing a little of everything
and a good deal of nothing. But if you
want yourcliildren thoroughly schooled,
you mußt get teachers who have under
gone the requisite preparatory discipline
thenißelves. Mr. Kierultf, Dr. Boaland
other gentlemen on that board were of
the same opinion as myself as regarded
the reduction of salaries as only tem
porary. Hence they voted on the last
night of the old board to put them back
to the old scale. The present board is
composed of men having no experience
in any such matters; and one or two of
its members are there purely from mo
tives of speculation. Time will show
whether they or the old board most had
tbe interest of tbe schools at heart."
The San Diego Man • hink* Colonel Cralg
hlll's Report Is Incorrect.
Whispering Willie Bowers, it appears,
will not support the San Pedro harbor
appropriation matter very forcibly, not
withstanding hiß many promises made
before election to get all the money pos
sible for that project. The San Diego
Sun of Mqnday prints the following:
Mayor Sherman has a letter from Con
gressman Bowers, in anewer to the joint
resolution adopted by the council con
cerning Engineer Craigbill's report on a
harbor for Southern California. Mr.
Bowers says the matter will be referred
to the river and harbor committee of the
bouse. He expresses the opinion that
Craighill's report will not have great
weight, as the incorrect features will dis
credit the entire document. Mr. Bowers
says, however, that he is the accredited
representative in congrees of Los Angeles
aB well as San Diego, and it is his duty
to secure aid for an artificial harbor at
San Pedro if it can be secured. The let
ter will be transmitted to the council to
night. But Mr. Bowers will cease to
represent the Los Angeles district after
March 4tb. Thereafter he will repre
sent only the present seventh district,
which does not include Los Angelea.
To retain an abundant head of hair of a nat
ural color to a good old ago, the hygiene of the
■c.ilp must be observed. Apply Hall's Hah:
California Vinegar Works,
;55 Banning street, opposite soap faotory,
lear Alameda aad First streets, one-hall block
rom eleotrlo lght works.
Eighteen More Men than Places
on the Police Force.
The Proceedings Yesterday of the
Board of Commissioners.
A Change in the Requirements from
Applicants—New Members of tho
Force Must Serve a Pro
bationary Term.
The board met yesterday at 3:30 p. m.,
Mayor Rowan in the chair. Chief Glass
also was in attendance. The minutes of
the last meeting were read and ap
The first business proposed was of
fered by Mr. Weldon, by which the
maximum age of applicants is to be
limited at 45 years; the maximum
weight at 160 pounds, and the maximum
height 5 feet and 8 inches, which was
Mr. Bradish offered a resolution to the
effect that all officers hereafter appoint
ed shall be appointed aB specials on pro
bationary Bervice for a term of three
months, at the expiration of which time
they shall either be assigned to duty as
regular policemen or dropped from the
force altogether. This waa adopted.
Emil Waldeck applied for a retail
liquor license, at 106 North Main street.
He haa resided here niqe years, and is
32 years of age. The case was referred
to the chief of police.
An appointment waß made of J. H.
Howard as special policeman in the
Bervice of the park commissioners. He
goeß out every day in the wagon with
the chain gang now at work in Elysian
and other parka. Several applications
for changeß of beat were received from
officers now on the force, and referred
to tbe chief.
The number of self-sacrificing patri
ots willing to Berve the city ac police
men was much larger than tbe commis
sioners had anticipated. Following is a
list of the 68 in whose behalf the appli
cations were filed:
B. W, Spears, J. W. Loomis, Charles
R. Stevens. W. B. Luckenbach, J. B.
Franklin, H. Q Blaiedell, Beauregard
Lee, C. J. Jones, E. W. Kinney, J. H.
Ca'sev, Alfredo Arguello, F. C Montijo,
X R. Cheadle, W. W. Sanchez, W. H.
Horton, John Toffoly, Charles Pike, W.
Clapper, S IC. Adams, F. R. Armstrong,
H. L R.twlinga, M Sepulveda. Walter
Mandell, F. K. Wellman, G. E. Loomis,
C. H. Kolb, Hugh Dixon, E. A. Wilkins,
C. M. Smith, Arch Mercer, N. J.
Schlichlel, W. B. Sibley, W. H Bendla,
A. J. Lanoz, John Nixon, J. H. Green.
J. B. Sanchez, Jacob Miller, H.
Schonecke, J. J. White, J. W. Davis, S.
Arguello, W. 11. Russell, R A. Hender
son, M. C. Redfearn, J. T. Bunch, F. L.
Benedict, J. W. Doss, Sam Harkina, K.
It. Flores, Sherman Lawrence, J. B.
Bobbins, T. F. Donahue, F. S. Hammer,
J. B. Calhoun, S. A. Willeon, W. Mateß
kiewiz. L. A. Ortega. L. A. Hunt, A. A.
McFall.T. F. Rice, R. W. Stewart, W.
S. Pinkerton, M. O. Haustan, J. W.
Brock, W. B. Hinkle, J. V. Scofield, H.
L. Owens.
Evidently this large batch oi applica
tions was something more than either
the mayor or his associate commission
ers desired to consider at tbat time of
day. Mr. Bosbyebell gave a yawn that
betokened the approach of springtide,
and Mr. Weldon asked if there was any
business on the table aside from ihe pile
of applications aforesaid.
Mr. Robinson, the clerk of the board,
replied in the negative.
Mr. Weldon moved to adjourn, and at
4 o'clock the board dispersed until Tues
day, January 24, 1893.
Robbed by New York Sharpers He
Cheerily Goes to Work Again.
In Jim Marseko, the bootblack, Los
Angelea has a warm advocate and a
devoted lover. He has no use for any
place but this, not excepting his sunny
Italian home on the bay of Naples, and
whenever New York is mentioned Jim
emits a groan. He haß been away from
Los Angeles for over a year and re
turned about two weeks ago bringing
his wife and babies with him. Jim
formerly blacked boots in a barbershop
on First street. He waß very diligent,
always attending to business, and by
dint of hard work managed to save by
degrees several hundred dollars. Some
of this he sent to his wife in Italy.
Finally he found himself with $150
ahead, so he started for home. All went
well until he reacked New York.
A couple of men saw him at the depot
and asked if he wanted to find a hotel.
Yes, Jim wanted one. The men eaid tbey
owned one and would take him to it.
After walking him some distance they
finally got him into a dark alleyway and
proceeded to go through him. They
took his watch, $150 of hiß own money,
and some money entrusted to him by
Los Angeles parties, in all about $250.
In the ecullle Jim was severely cut and
After yelling lustily for a while, a
policeman came and helped him to a
drug Btore. Jim stayed in New York
for one week and then went to Italy.
He worked bard awhile there and
finally determined to return to Los
Angeles, with tbe present lesult.
At present he is the official Bhiner at
the Nadeau hotel, and bids fair to save
enough money to be able to laugh at his
experience with New York sharpers.
What Fashion Hat to Bay About the
Fashion regulates not only our wear
ing apparel, but in the way in which we
decorate our dinner tables aa well. Sim
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.—No Ammonia; No Alum.
Used in Millions of Homes— 40 Years the Standard
plicity of style has quite crowded out
the more ornate fancies of former yeara.
Where once a center piece, three or four
feet high,obscured completely tbegueete
on one side of tbe table from tbose on
the other, there is now a fiat arrange
ment that cannot possibly interfere with
the vision.
At a recent holiday dinner a round
mirror, on which was placed a white
bisque swan, formed the central decora
tion. The spreading wings of the bird
left a space which was filled with green
carnations, while a circle of smilax,
green carnations and lilies of the valley
ornamented the edge of the mirror.
Loosespraye of flowers caught by flow
ing ends of ribbons and laid carelessly
across the center scarf on a table form
very artistic as well as inexpensive dec
Silver wicker baskets filled with the
new "American Belle" rose and with
the handles tied with bows of wide pale
blue satin ribbon are very much in
A Leghorn hat, filled with moss, in
which long-stemmed roses are set, is an
other attractive device.
If cut flowers are too expensive, a bit
of growing green can be used with de
lightful effect and do service many
Violets are very pretty if used in loose
clusters, but when massed together are
apt to be rather overpowering in their
This fact should be remembered in
the choice of all Bweet-smelling flowerß,
as an odor tbat is delightful emanating
from two or three selected blooms will
become positively sickening if employed
in quantities.—[San Francisco Evening
A San Franclsean's Opinion' of the
Situation Here.
Mr. Wendall Eaaton, the well known
business man of San Francisco, recently
returned to that city after a visit to this
part of the state, and in an interview
published in the San Francißco Post,
spoke as follows of what he observed i]
Commenting on the general outlook
for business Mr. Easton said this morn
ing that everything was looking better
in the districts he had visited, and that
he is also satisfied that the same ele
ments which prevail in Southern Cali
fornia will before long find their way to
thi? part of tbe Btate to its immense
"Our firm has organized its busi
ness," eaid the real estate man, "bo aa
to give special attention to country
lands as well as to tbe city trade. Our
excursion work out of Lob Angeles for
San Diego has been particularly success
ful. The first of theae excursions for
the season left Los Angeles on the 10th
inst. with 78 land-seekers. The latter
are now being entertained by a com
mittee of citizens, and the chief ad
vantages of the country will be shown
them. The second excursion will leave
next Friday aud already SO people have
been booked at the Los Angeles office."
The Pomona Protfreßs, one of South
ern California's prominent journals,
makes the following remarks of its dis
trict. :
"Everything is booming in Southern
California in country lands, and nur
serymen report sales of deciduous treea
as three timea greater thia year than
any previous year for Los Angeles, San
Bernardino and San Diego. Nine
thousaud acres are to be planted in
prunes alone and tbere will be 10 timea
aa many acres o! lemons set out this
year aa ever known in a previoua sea-
According to Mr. Easton, Los Angeles
city property is also feeling the strong
movement, although the activity in San
Diego seems to be in acreage property
along the line of the San Diego flume,
out toward the El Cajon valley, where
a large area of planting has taken
place, mostly in oranges and lemone,
with come deciduous trees in the valley
Mow the Principle Works at Hyatts
Washingtonians are watching with
interest the workings of a new economic
experiment wbich is being tried at Hy
ittsville, just outside the limits of tho
District of Columbia. Hyattsville, so
far as known, is the first place in the
world to put the single-tax system into
practical operation. Of course it is not
complete even there, for the Hyatta
villians are still subject to tariff taxes,
as well as to the general taxation of tbe
state. But all the local taxes of tbe
town are now levied on land values
alone, irrespective of improvements. The
first step towsrd tbe adoption of this
plan was taken two years ago, when
personal property was exempted from
taxation. This change was made by
general concent, and has worked so well
that nobody proposes to go back to the
old rule. But when the town commis
sioners last year determined to exempt
improvements on real estate as well,
there waß a row. The capitalist who
owned two acres of vacant land in the
center of tbe town and was holding
it for a rise, did not relish the idea of
paying as much in taxeß as a dozen
families that had built cottages on tbe
same amount of ground. An anti-single
tax party immediately sprang into ex
istence, and an indignation meeting was
called and resolutions adopted request
ing the commissioners to retreat or re-
Bign. They declined to do either, and
proceeded to collect the taxes under
the new syßtem. The next step of the
antis was an appeal to the courts, and
thia is Btill pending, although the first
judge who heard the case dismissed the
complaint, and the prospects of a re
versal of hie deciaion are not flattering.
Meanwhile the town has been prosper
ing. More buildings have been put up
there within the past six months than
in any similar period of its history. The
total revenuea have been largely in
creased, and at the same time the Bmall
hOßee-holdere have found their taxeß re
duced by from 25 to 75 per cent. But
the large land-holders are stilt unrecon
ciled, and are working industriously to
defoat the single tax commi'eioners at
the coming election in May. The ningle
taxers are equally active, and Hyattß
viile is having a political campaign to
which the presidential fight was merely
an undress rehearsal,—[S. E. Moffett in
Stockton Mail.
Highest of all in Leave&ing Power.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report
The Original Land Owners Will Not
Kesort to Violence but Demand
the Right to Keep Posses
sion of Their Own.
Tbe Herald has published tbe tacts
about the decision of the United States
supreme court regarding some land
north of Pomona, technically described
as Sec. 36, TIN,R9W, S. B. M. The
land waß settled upon aa state land, and
the holders getting a title from the etate
supposed it was good and have im
proved their holdings. The decision re
ferred to holds tbat the Btate had no
title, tbat the land belonged to tbe fed
eral government, and some real estate
men immediately filed upon it, and ap
parently intend to dispossess the men
who have worked on it, and put their
money in it, and who it would seem
should have the chance to perfect their
The following communication gives
the situation from the point of view of
one of the Bettlers.
Editors Herald: As there have
been several dispatches sent out in re
gard to violence in the contest about
our section 36, I can say tbat as to our
Bettlers, wbile we have been exasper
ated almost beyond human endurance,
it ia our earnest intention to keep with
in the bounds of tbe law.
However, we aak. Have we not just
grounds for a righteous indignation?
Many of ua have lived upon this land
for years in the full faith that our Btate
title was as good a- the beet; and had
we known otherwise we would have
been only too glad to have had it recti
fied, if such proved to be tbe case.
And now a dispute arises between the
atate and the general government about
this title. Without the knowledge or
consent of the real owners some land
aharka,who have not the faintest shadow
of a moral claim upon our lands and
homes, are permitted to put a ding upon
them. The only inexcusable excuse
they could offer when they came and
demanded our homes wbb that if '"we"
had uot tiled upon them some one else
would. By the Game logic why should
"we" not go to tapping tills, breaking
banks and holding up railroad trains, for
if "we" don't do it some one else will.
To show the Btatua of our cast; let me
give the following as a sample in which
many homes are included:
Mark Rickels, a hard-working young
man, by day's work and economy saved
enough money to purchase a few acres
of this land, planted it to trees of his
own raising, built a small house and haß
been enabled to give his old motiier a
home in which to spend her declining
J. L. Marshall, an honest, hard-work
ing old man, 73 years of age, with hia
wife, bought some of this land, and by
their united help have established them
selves in a nice borne in wbich to spend
their last days.
T. S. Oldham, 70 yearß of age, haß
put the earnings of years of toil into a
good home here.
The writer and hiß wife have a nice
little home of five acres, Upon which we
have lived for eight years. We hove it
all planted and in bearing trees; a com
fortable home and its necessary sur
roundings, all of which ia the fruit of
our own toil.
Thia is our home, the home of our
little children.
And these came sharks who would
wreat the bard and honestly earned
realty from laboring men, who would
turn from their comfortable homes aged
people, who would send adrift from
the only Bhelter they have upon God's
earth wives, mothers and little children,
are today poßing with bats in hand be
fore the public of Lob Angeles as gentle
men, ac business men, respectfully
soliciting its patronage in their business
Will the good people of Southern Cal
ifornia permit this outrage upon aome
The Druggists
In Lowell, Mom., agree in laying that they >eH
more oi Hood's Sarsaparilla than of all other
blood purifiers. For instance:
F. C. Uoodale: I sell more of Hood's Sarsapa
rilla than all other blood purifiers.
A. VV. Down & Co.: Hood's takes the lead of all
other sarsaparillas.
C. F. Blanchard: We sell more of Hood's Sar
saparilla than of any similar.
Marston is Shaw: With as the sale of Hood's
Is 5 to 1 of any other kind.
F. & B. Bailey A Co.: Hood's Sariaparilla ll
one of the best medicines.
Carlton it Hovky: Hood's Sarsaparilla is ono
of the best medicines we hare. Its sale Increases
•Terr year.
F. P. Moodt: We sell twice as much of Hood's
Sarsaparilla as of anything similar.
C. A. Swan: Hood's is the most popular sarsa
parilla of the day.
Thirty Other druggists speak similarly.
This popularity at home, where Hood's Sarsa
parilla and its proprietors have been known for
many years, could not continue if the medicine
did not possess merit And these facts should
certainly convince people in other sections of
the country that Hood's Sarsaparilla Is a good,
reliable medicine.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Bold by druggists, tl: six for $5. Frepared onry
by C. I. HOOD St CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass.
100 Doses Ono Dollar
& CO.,
53G Booth Spring St., Log Angeles. 9
Telephone 1029. \
Savings Bank and Trust Co., for the six
months ending December 31, 1892, will be due
and p«yabi» on and after January 10, 1893, at
the rate o 5 per cent per annum cv term de
posits, and 3 per cent per annum on ordinary
deposits. J. V. WACHTKL, Secretary.
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 2, 1893. 1-2 30t
of its citizens' homes, this stain upon
the social sentiment of our people, this
Bhame upon American civilization, to
pass without one word of public rebuke
to such marauders. Think of the old
homestead of that old father aud moth
er ; think of the home of your own crea
tion, tbe wife, tbe mother, tbe little
oneß, and what would be your mind it
some foreign despoiler should enter that
home for self-appropriation without your
knowledge or consent.
By united words, by resolution either
in mass or society meetings, let it be
known tbat men cannot enter the sacred
precinct of home for euch a nefarious
purpose without bringing down upon
their heads a public storm that will for
eve" relegate them both morally, social
ly, and in business, to the region of the
moles and the bats. Then again try pe
tition to our state assembly, for if tbere
ban been a mistake between the state
and general government, this ought by
all means be co rectified tbat the state
can confirm the title to the settlers and
real owners. Respectfully,
W. S. Yodno,
Sec. 36, T. 1 N., R. 9 W„ S. B. M.
People Who Yesterday Snoured Their
Marriage licenses.
Marriage licenses were issued yester
day to the following persons:
L. T. Lawrence, aged 27, a nr.tive of
Connecticut, and J. M Marshall, aged
21, a native of Nova Scotia; both resi
dents of Nova Scotia.
L. W. Rehard, aged 27, a native of
Ohio, and L. V. Martin, agf d 20, a na
tive of Oregon; both residents of Los
W. W. Bass, aged 43, a native of
Maryland, and Jennie B. Hargrave,
aged 42, a native of Vermont; both resi
dents of San Bernardino.
I The Santa Fe's Wlue Bate.
Yesterday the Santa Fe announced a
change in its provisions about its rate
on wine and brandy. The rate now ap
plies to California wines, both in wood
and in glass, not including champagne,
and permits wine and brandy, when
shipped in mixed carloads, to take the
carload rate of 50 cents and 60 cents
From Mewberg.
C. F. Moore & Co., prominent drug
gests of Newberg, Ore., say: "Since our
customers have become acquainted with
the good qualitiea of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy, 4b sell but little of any
otber kind. Chamberlain's medicines
a'l eive good satisfaction. For sale by
C. F. Heinzeman, 222 N. Main, druggist.
Household Goods
Of every description at the W. C. Fur
rey company, 159 to 165 North Spring
; Tne voice ol tne People
Prominent Persons Speak
Highly of the Doctors
of the European
Staff. .
IGNACIO I. PEREZ, with Cohn Brothers,
says: "I havo suffered from catarrh and
nervous debility for several years, and have
continually been treated by different doctors
without benefit I commenced treatment two
weeks ago with the European Staff and am
happy to say that I am better than I have been
ior years. To any person calling upon ma I
will be happy to prove this statement."
A. A KICK-ON, 020 Philadelphia street, says:
"I went to the doctors two weeks ago a very
sic* man, I was suffering from chronic malaria
and acute la grippe; the doctor cuied me in
ten days. lam now a well m*n."
MRS. LAURA JACOBS, .132 Third Btreet,
says: "I went to the doctors two weeks ago
and am still under their care for chronic
stomach trouble. I can truthfully Bay that the
improvement in my case has been simply
Others who indorse our methods;
First street.
V. P, BROWN, Sauta Fe Springs,
A. BAUSESBURGER, 229>£ Twenty-fourth
MISS S. H. BARRETT, South Spring
MRU. A. M BROWN, 334 Anderson street.
MRS. CHAS. BARTLUTT, Hotel Brunswick.
MRS. HENRY DEMING. 107 North Los An
geles street
H. DUBE, 1403 Banna Vista street.
MftS. T. M. GILBERT, 117 Hoilman street,
East Los Angeleß.
B. F. HESS, Pico Heights.
JOHN HA AG. 557 San Pedro street.
W E. JONES. 17i Geary streot.
JOHN A. JEFFKRS.jN, 316 Clay street.
S. B KENEDY, comer New England and
Freeman streets.
P. N. LTJND3TROM. 112 First street.
M OLSEN.bitrra Madre. Cal.
ANiO> 10 MORENO, 730 Date street.
Spring street.
THOS. RE ILEY 447 Flower street.
D. M SMITH, San Fernando, Cal.
MRS ELLA STKELE, 408 La Fayette street,
MRS. LIVIE SMITH, 131)8 Newton street.
T. STRAIN, 310 West first street.
CHAS. sCHI'.LIVG, 200 Wilmington street.
MRS. W. s. SMITH, 522 Mateo street.
MRS. W. A. SMITH, 52<i Mateo street.
H. M. TAYLOR, Natick hotel.
W. H. South Spring street.
N. V- VALIN, 713 Alpine street.
With the best system of treatment known to
the wor.d, tho German and English Staff
Physicians find little difficulty in curing the
wirst cases of catirrh and other chronic dis
eases. Their practic * Is ravle up n >atients
whofaliclto obtain t lief fro jx other physic
ian*, who are delight J to receive a m:M and
painless treatm >nt after being cruelly cxp ;ri
ineiited upon by men who dj not know their
If you are skeptical, call on any of the above
parties and find what their experience has
We have so perfected our system of mail
treatment that we succeed quitu as well in this
way as we do in our office practice. All who
reside at a distance and cannot convenient 1 y
cali at tbe nfflr>e, shonld write their symotmis
fully and firankly. Questions about all chronic
tioubie.i eheeriuly autwored.
All patients placing themselv 's under treat
ment before February Ist will be treated until '
curedat the rate of $j a month.
Catarrh, bronchitis, consumption, female,
rectal and genlto-u luary diseases, nervous
debi'ity and s.xual diseases, impottv cy, etc.
We cure piles in,3odays; no pain or detention
' from business,
Cured without pain, burning or cutting; ab
-1 sorption treatment; cures guaranteed in all
cv *abie cases. If your esse ia Incurable we
' will frankly tell you so a so caution against
■pending more money for usHless treatment
European fttaff of
30$W South Spring street, Los Angeles, Cal.
ulannfftcturcr and Dealer tn
138 tionth Maiu street.
Opposite Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles
Telepn ne sin.
Orders called tor and delivered to all parts o;
the city. 11-23
Restores Manhood!
Cures Seminal Weakness,
Cures Nervous Debility,
Stops Involuntary Losses
And all troubles caused by youthful
indiscretion ana excesses.
This Medicine Is Infallible and Purely Vegetabli
(ord bottles for $10.)
Can be had ln pill form at same prices if pre.
Consultation and advice free, verbally
or by letter. All communications strict
ly confidential. Address
Rooroß 12 and 13,
il3l>£ S. Spring- St., Los Angeles, Cal,
Office hours irom 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Evening
6to 7 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. to 12 EX
■ ■ / * a in* <■
King's Royal Germetner
Is a positive cure for
Catarrh, Rhcaroatisra, Neuralgia, Asthma,
Bowel, Liver, Kidney and Bladder Diseases,
General Pebility and all Germ Diseases,
Manufactured b
Atlanta, Qa.
, _ .
For coughs, colds,
aod all lung
troubles use
Crescent Malt Whiskey
It is pure and health
ful. Sold Only
by all druggists.
6-lyr .
Drs. Porterfleld & Losey,
We positively cure, in from 30 to 60 days, all
kinds ot
Rapture, Varicoele, Hydrocele, Piles
FISTULA, ULCERATION, etc., without tho use
of knife drawing bio dor deten
tion irom business.
M. F. Losey, M. D., of tho above wall-known
firm of specialists, will be at
From JANUARY 27 to FEBRUARY 2 Incisive.
Can refer interested parties to prominent
Los Angeles citizens who have be»n treated by
him. Cure guaranteed. 1-8 3m d*w
Now open for the fall and winter season.
Appointments and service
first class.
Rates, $3 per Day and Upward
' 11-20 6m
im Peheisn, The Taiio.
Makes the ♦■ ■> Qnife >
best titling 11 25§!iOr*«
clothes in the
State at 25 §f|f! "per
nor cent less > «Hi ttl.
than any TBSj m
other house p? pi R,|l « .or set*
On TOO M - J and Baronies
pacino coost. ■w m isiiiir W**

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