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Dr. Chichester Finds thm Phar isee Exists Nowadays. Rev. A. 8. Clark on the Law of Spreading- Christianity. BP'me Sample Sermons Delivered Yes terday—Key. A. B. atraUlejr on Kaau'n Bale of Ills Birthright. Dr. Chichester preached an admirable, sermon yesterday from Luke xviii :10— "Two men went up into tbe temple to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a publican." Tbe doctor began by stating that be wanted to say a good word for the Pharisee. Somehow the Pharisee is not held in very high estimation, being looked upon as utterly base and hypo critical. And vet he was not such a bad man after all. The great objeot of his life seemed to be religious separation, and his class was by far the most up right and respectable of his times. Everything in the Jewish nation that was pure and ennobling was to be found among ihe Pharisees. Paul was a Pharisee, and so was Gamaliel and Nicodemus and every other Hebrew who made any pretension to morality or religion. The doctor especially dwelt on such good points in hia character aa orthodoxy, morality, church attendance and eyßtematic giv ing A modern professing Christian possessed of all the Pharisee's good qual ities would be held in very high esteem, whilst a church made np of such people would rank aa a model. Aud yet aa a truly religions man the Pharisee waa a failure. One flaw in hia character waß Self eeteem. The word "Phariaee" in the text is h-pelted with a large "P," and the word "publican" with a little "p," as if indi x-ntjing how much bigger the one was than the other. The.i akin to hia self esteem was bis disposition to dwell on the shortcomings of other people. "I thank thee," be said, "that I am not as other men are." This ia probably the tendency of nine out of ten persons who frequent God's temple today dwelling as they do on other people's failings rather than on their own indi vidual transgressions. This tbe doctor frankly said was one of the great be setting sins of his own church, since tbe wickedness be had been hearing about for the past 12 months has been very largely the wickedness of the other map. After speaking further of the Phari see's ostentation and formality, the poor penitent publican was graphically pictured —bis consciousness of sin, his feeling of unworthinesa and bis abso lute surrender to God. Mr. Rubo sang a moat effective and touching solo in connection with tbe sermon, God Have Mercy. At Christ's Episcopal. Rev. A. S. Clark of Christ's Episcopal church, corner Pico and Flower streets, preached before a large congregation yesterday. Tbe choir rendered a num ber of excellent selections, with tbeir ac customed finish. Mr. Clark spoke with out notes, and chose for his text the following part of the eighth verse of the tenth chapter of St. Matthew: "Freely ye have received, freely give." The law of reception and diffusion is the law of Christianity. Why should it not be so? It is the law of life, growth, activity. A planet arrested in ita courae reaults in exploaion and meteoric atone; tree aap interfered by woodman's ax, dead trunk and decaying branches; erti tidal circulation stopped, lifeless body, inanimate form. All life depends npon giving and re ceiving. Men and women give them e> Ives in loving sacrifice. It is seen in fatherhood, motherhood and all rela t.ons of life. What have we not re ceived from the gospel of Christ? Had Christ refused to come down, what would have been the result? The Jews were dull and would not recognize the Messiah, stupid and would not accept His offer of grace; ignorant, failed to comprehend the fulfillment of prophecy; cruel, were preparing to crucify him. He knew all this and yet He came, and in the same spirit His people have gone. James might have refnsed tbe bishop of Jerusalem, for fear of martyrdom. Peter and John might have remained in Jerusalem instead of proclaiming the gospel to other peoples. Paul and Bar nabas might have taken tbeir ease at liuine instead of traveling to foreign na tions. How long tbe list which connects those days with ours. A St. Columbus, St. Aidan, Bt. Cnthbert, venerable Bede, the Bishops, Heber, Chase, Kemper, Patteson, Selwyn. Hannington. The time would fail to tell oi the godly men who, receivers oi the gospel of Christ, have transmitted it to ethers. They gave their toil, their sacrifices to this end. Shall we fail in some measure to respond to our own missions ? ' And yet we are confronted with a cir cumscribing process. Oncanan will not pay taxes because he has other uses for li is money. Another cannot do ior mis sions because he has his oVn parish to maintain. Another cannot give to the parish because his business requires all. Another cannot give in charity for ho Ira's a iamily to support. Another finds it tiard to support bis family for his own wants are manifold. Another cannot do for himself as the future is so uncer tain, and he knows not what a day may bring forth. What is the end of all this circum scribing? Circumscribed currency, panic; circumscribed charity, misery; circumscribed missions, palsy; circum scribed Christianity, death. Had our forefathers lacked missionary spirit we would have been savages, half ciad at tbat, living in dens and caves of the earth, digging and grubbing fruits, ab jectly kneeling to an idol like any other pagan. Think God, there was no congestion in the Christianity of other days, and surely we can never afford to dam up the streams of Christian beneficence. hike the circulation of water evapor ated (rom the sea and showered upon the earth in its effort to reach the ocean again, oozes through sandy loam and gravelly deposits nourishing every blade of grass and every rootlet of tree and brush, so Christian reception and diffu sion must be a perpetual round ol bless edness to us and all mankind. At Trinity Methodist. "yesterday was the second Sunday Re\. W. imdley has occupied the put it of the Trinity Methodist church since his return from Catalina island. There was a large congregation to greet titri urn! Ib ; closely followed an able Wrmon upon the thought of the bar tering away of valuable things for tri fles. Hia text waa from a part of the sixteenth verae of the twelfth chapter of Hebrewe in relation to the Keau sell ing hia birthright for a mesa of pottage. The speaker opened by saying tbat except the sale of the Savior for forty pieces of silver this of Esau ia at once tbe greatest and moat wicked transac tion ever made. The articles bartered were the best intereete of two worlds. The consideration a vessel of meat—a frugal meal of one dish. As to Evan, he gave away bia privilegea under the patriarchial law to inheritance, govern ment priesthood and the special prom ise of descent of tbe Christ aa promised by God when He says, "ln thy seed ahall all nationa of the earth be blessed." All this and poaaibly more for a miserable mess of meat, a momen tary gratification. Aa to ourselves, we may barter for a consideration, and often do; and for a consideration more trifling, our right to redemption, to growth in grace, to ef fective and honorable service and to the boon of heaven at last. We sometimes bear words that chill tbe heart like these; "I will do it if it kills me." After ably presenting a number of illustrations the speaker next discussed the thought and how it could be ap plied by the young people. He exhorted them to alwayß retain respect for their character, their mind, their name, their health, and their chances for salvation, and not to barter tbem for the pleasure of an hour. Church of the New Era. Key. W. C. Bowman addressed a large and enthusiastic audience in the church's new quarters at Illinois hall yesterday evening on Marriage Rela tions. He eaid there could be no subject more important to humanity, since the foundation of all civilized society rests upon it. It ia the business of tbe New Era church to deal with living issues, such as affect humanity in its present life. This is why we have chosen the subject of marriage on tbia occasion. In all civilized nationa the word mar riage signifies the union of one man with one woman, in accordance with tbe legal enactments or customs of the time and country in which they live. Whatever may be individual ideas con cerning marriage and divorce, all decent people must abide by the lawa as they exiet. On this rests the steady and cure fonndatione of, society and tbe home. On the purity of the home resta the happiness and high moral atatUß of society, tbe nation and the world. Marriage is either a heaven or a hell. It concerns us then to know what ia a happy marriage. Thu firat essential element IB love. Without it marriage and life is a hollow mockery. Tbe next essential is harmony, which correaponds with ail that is true and good and beautiful in the universe. While it de pends on the natural disposition and tempermente of the parties and their adaptability to each other, still there are rules to ba observed. To inaure harmony in any family the main one ie frankness and honeaty in their deal ings with each other; an unselfish re gard for the rights and feelings of each other. The new era demanda absolute equality betwoen the aexea. In the old era woman waß held aa being inferior to man. The old religion taught this, and tbe Btate followed suit by making her a servant and a slave, by requiring her to obey her hueband as her lord and master. Many of the orthodox minis ters are getting aahamed of that part cf their creed, and leave it out of the marriage ceremony. There is hope for these ministers Tho light of truth is dawning for them. L When woman iff nd longer dependent upon man tot pit the filth and crime and disgrace that_ make r/ur fok tbe family will bfc wiadjma era there will be one law of morality for men and women; as well As oiie law 1 poTtttcal. Harmony depend* on unselfish justice, in which each aids, but never attempts to rule the other. .Let there be no boas in tbe family. I,'it the law of love be tbe law of tbe family. After the discourse Prof. James G. Clark entertained the audience with some aongs of bis own composition. "Sun of My Soul" was rendered with exquisite pathos. For an encore he Bang "The of Labor." THE CHINESE MATTER. A Reported Order from the Bix Com pantee—Highbinders Let Alone. A police officer yesterday Btated that the Six Companies bave issued a cir cular to all Chinese vegetable growers and peddlars. They expressly forbid the Chinamen to sell their goods to any white person. The penalty for the first offense is a fine of $100, and should the unfortunate Celestial transgress a second time he is lo be promptly slain at the hands of a highbinder. This statement is open to question. The Chineae vegetable and waah men cay tbey are afraid of being arrested if they attend to bueineea. The police who attend to the morale of Chinatown declare that 400 or 500 out uf a Chineae population of nearly 3000 bave either left.tbe city altogether or are in hiding nntil the popular senti ment shall have somewhat abated. They alao declare that tbe work of ar resting Chinese is being conducted upon doubtful methods. Several Chinamen have been ap proached and money demanded of them for the avowed purpose of immunity from arreat, the parties solicited being in most cases tbe heads of companies. It ia a notorious fact tbat the Charley Ah Him gang, the most notorious and troublesome band in Chinatown, has been allowed to remain unmolested, while a number of the beat celestials in the. city have been arrested for the sim ple reason that they told the truth in the recent Ah Moon murder trial. "Ihe Noble] Ait or Seir Defense." Bet Fokth iiy an ad rnoKiry—self defense Is instinctive Persons who find themselves af flicted with heart disease as manifested by It] many symptoms, palpitation, short breath, Ir regular pulse, pain in lide or shoulder, smother ing, iatuttng or dropsy, etc., naturally desire a defense against what may terminate fatiliy. For this express purpose no remedy has ever approaeheu Dr. Mites' New Heart (Jure, sold by <J. If. Hsnoe, 177 N. Bpriug, on a guarante . Mrs. O. F. Perkins Of Northwood, Is., says, Dr. Miles' New Heart Onre saved her U'e. Hhe inHered from palpitation nud heart would fre quently beatas high as 125 a ininue. Was not expected to live Wasamce slieleton.no relief from physicians. New Heart Oure cured her. Wall Paper at Cost. Whlto back 5 cents a roll, gold paper 10 cents a roll. Labor below cost— we charge 10 cc is a roll and employ union workmen at 16 cents a roll. This Is your chance lo save mjney, F.J. Bauer, 237 Sonth Spring st. Our Home Brew. Maier & Zqbeleln's lager, fresh from the brewery, on draught ln all the principal sa loons, delivered promptly in bottles or kegs. Oflloo aud Pro,itry, 111 Allso street. Tele phone Ml. Stands at the Head. The light running Domestic. H. E. Memory, 353 Sonth Spring st. LOS ANGELES HERALD* MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 1), 1893. WHAT BECAME OF THOSE BUGS? Colonies of Prof. Kocbele's Scale Parasites Lost. Some Statements of General Inter est to Horticulturists. - Prof. Koebole Reported flavins; Sent the Bogs Here, Now Wbat Wm Hunt, with Them—Later Phases of the Matter. In answer to numerous inquiries re ceived by the Herald from fruit grow ers and orchardists, both citrus and deciduous, who are anxious to know what has been done up to this time for ridding the country of the threatening ravages of the scale pest, and particu larly of the purple scale, which is show ing a healthy growth around Downey and towards Whittier, the Herald can report progress. A former inspector has a very choice collection of the purple scale ou fruit trees near the former place and has fur nished the supervisors with several ex cellent specimens. A slight investiga tion regarding this particular scale, which Mr. Alexander Oraw, state en tomologist, says is the worst of all tbe pests, bas been made, and Commissioner Scott has aroused himself long enough to say in a brief report filed with the supervisors August 26th that "the pur ple scale wae imported on Florida trees four and one-half years ago, and at that time nursery stock was admitted without inspection. Yet the record is in evidence that the county has had in its employ men who have promptly drawn liberal salaries as commissioners and inspect ors for more than eight years. Is this then the measure pf the information and satisfaction fruit growers and tax payers are to get from its salaried of ficials ? If so there is but one thing to do. Tbe Hebald has been informed of another feature which Mr. Scott omit ted to state: This injurious scale was introduced in Los Angeles county on stock imported and sold by one of the horticultural commissioners. The commissioner was promptly removed, bnt the mischief was done, and its pres ence has been a costly thing ever since. Some high salaried dry bones evi dently need to be jolted up a little lively. About $100,000 in tax money haa gone into this hole and the hole ia still thero. The Herald is still of the opinion that the supervisors will open this scale pest question and inquire into the mat ter for tbe purpoee of ascertaining the cause of all the anxiety in the minds of fruit-growers which is so frequently finding expression of late. The board haa certainly been furniahed with facts enough by tbe Herald to make a very interesting story. Not only so in re gard to the purple scale, but also tbe red and black scale and tbe orcus chaly beus, the predaceoua parasite discov ered by Professor Koebele in his recent inveetigationa in Australia. Professor Koebele represented tbe department of agriculture in Washing ton, and acting in conjunction with the etate board of horticulture, secured large numbers of beetlea which feed on black scale and aent them to Loa Ange lea from Australia in the summer of 1892. Tbe professor Bays in hie report to tbe eecretaiy of agriculture that these beetles were not liberated at tbat or apparently any other time. People, especially the owners of orange groves and deciduous fruit orchards, are beginning to be a trifle curious in regard to tbia peculiar tran saction and want to know more about it. They will not rest satisfied until it ia known who received these beetles and what became of them —if they were not liberated, why? An official inquiry will no doubt set much of this uncertainty at rest and properly adjust responsibilities. Failing in this, an unofficial inquiry will per haps be productive of considerable good. There is certainly an element at work against the Interests of fruit growera which dreada the light of open and fair dealing, and doing ita worst to thwart every effort made by Profeaeor Koeble and the etate board of horticul ture undertaken in a scientific manner and at great coat to rid the fruit trees of California of their greatest enemies. The growers of f rait all over tbe atate are well aatiafied with what the atate board of horticulture haa done and is doing in their behalf, but have no pa tience with or reapect for this class of make-beiieve fruit growers who are masquerading under false colora. The Herald haa at various timea of late copied articles from papers in distant portions of the etate showing daily how the public estimates tbia unseemly fac tious Hnarl, while the bnga go right on increasing under the very noses of the commiasionera and inspectors. • To refer back a little: Professor Ci quillett is tbe only one in Los Angeles representing tbe agricultural depart ment, hence the only one to receive the numerous shipmentsof beetles Professor Koebele reports having sent; the Btate board had no agent here, but announced at divers times having sent colonies of beetles to Profeßsor Coquillett by Wells, Fargo, and otberwiee. Some of these insert!, it ia alleged, were left in the express office several days. In all some 6000 to 8000 insects which prey upon tbe black scale were sent to California, tbe larger portion to Los Angelea. Where did they get to? Every steamer brought them, and bad tbey been properly dis tributed and cared for every orchard in Southern California would have ita allotment of tbe millions of increase enfficient to rid them of every scale, red or black. Professor Koebele also states in his report tbat he received back from Mr. Coquillett a number of his beetles as alcoholic specimens. A bulletin issued by tbe state board of horticulture in 1892 alao stated that the same gentle man had impaled many ot these in sects and preserved them as specimens. If co, why ? Prof. Coquillett is quoted as-having denied to a reporter of a city paper of even having received any of the beetlea from Mr. Koebele. He ia alao said to have the same statement to Mr. Scott Chapman, a prominent San Gabriel fruit grower. These same insects aent to Mr. Ell wood Cooper, at Santa Barbara, were liberated in his orchard and nursery and multiplied prodigeously and have en tirely rid his place of scale. Mr. Cooper is now sending out many colonies of these energetic workers to all who wish tbem, where be is satisfied they will be cared for. But Mr. Cooper distrusts commissioners and inspectors and will have little to do with then. What ia trne of Mr. Cooper's orchard ought to be true of a ecore of places in Loa Angelea. Aa before stated, a combination waa formed in Loa Angelea last summer im mediately on the announcement of Professor Koebele's search had been euccesaful, and tbat Los Angelee waa to be supplied with the parasite scale kill era, to denounce and decry ita import ance and prevent its introduction and acclimatization and increase. A bureau waa promptly organized and derogatory resolutions and statements were made, printed and telegraphed all over the state, and still continues. The evident purpose of thia wae revealed long ago. The headquarters of this malicious business was right hero in Los Angelea, of all places which should have bailed with delight anything which would bave relieved the orchardist from his greatest peril. This evil work waß aided and abetted and pushed by commission era and inspectsrs while under pay, and public enemies for aelfieh purpose?. If tbe orcua chalybeue and rizobim ventralia have not accomplished all tbat was expected of them, the burdened pro prietor of a foul orchard can thank this combination for its partial lailure. Another matter the Hebald refers to the supervisors, and tbe grand jury might find something worth looking into alao, even if found correct. It is well known tbat tbe county bas a large amount invested in fumigating tents and apparatus. It is asserted and be lieved that these tents are used by whoever deßirea them, the county lurniahing the materials for tho gaa and the men to operate the appa ratus, paying all bille and getting the coat back when it ia convenient for tbe Individual for whom the work is done to pay. If tbis rule is good for the fruit grower a similar rule onght to be adopted for tbe wheat grower, or the corn planter, or tbe printer. It is com mended for investigation at all events. If it be true that a man from Loa Angeles who attended tbe annual meet ing of the state board of horticulture laat fall at San Jose, by threats and bluster prevented Prof. Koebele from reading a report before that meeting, tbe fact ought to be also known. UP RUBIO CANYON. People Who Have Been Enjoying Its Beauties. Mr. T. F. Davis and daughter, Miss Carrie Davia, of Los Angeles are about to viait tbeir old home in Cincinnati, and in company with their friends, Mr. and Mra. H. E. Stoora, apent Saturday among the attractions of Rubio cafion and Echo mountain. They were charmed with the beautiful sunset, caused apparently by tbe orb of day taking a bath in the Pacific ocean, but were particularly delighted with the Hashing out of a constellation of elec tric lighta at Paaadena and Loa Angelee, strongly resembling a reflection from the sky in a summer lake. City librarian, Miss fesea L. Keleo, and her assistant, Miss Adelaide R. Haaae, were, absorbing the beauties of panoramic landscape visible from the summit of Echo mountain, and aa they sat on the veranda of the chalet look ing down upon tbe peaceful valley be low ao eilent and still, a fellow tourist exclaimed, "It eeems aa if Sunday had dropped upon the scene." Auditor Knight dined the ladies who had recently returned from the world's fair. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Patteraon and their daughter Hazel were visiting the cafion and mountains for the fourth or fifth time. Mrs. H. C. Kreba of Loa Angelea baa bsen escorting ber eastern friend, Mra. 0. H. Kreba of Atchieon, Kan., over tbe ecenee of the Mt. Lowe railway. M/. G. _D. Daggett of Paaadena and four charming daughters registerea at Hotel Kubio laat Saturday and took a fliiiht up to Kcho mountain. Dr. and Mrt. F. F. Riwland of Paßa dena end tbeir daughters Virginia and Edith were among the guests at Echo Mountain chalet. Miaa Una B. Nixon, the versatile cor respondent ot Frank Leslie's Weekly, repeated her visit to the scenoa she had so viv.dly described. The Union Pacific railroad system was represented at Hotel Rubio on Saturday by Traveling Passenger Agent G. T. Herr and wife, and also by W. H. .Davenport, agent of tbe freight department. Among tbe visitors regiatered from abroad at Hotel Rnbio or tbe Echo Mountain chalet were Sidney Drew, New York; B. R. Williama, Kansas City; J. G. Deckelman. Leavenworth; Mrs. j. M. Beck, Oakland; T. j. Shackel ford, San Francisco; N. L. LeVerine, New York; H. Smith, Redding; Mr. and Mra. Frank Cox, Phoenix ; George W. Settle, Baratow ; Leo E. Alexander, San Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Pogaon, Tejon; Miss Edna Earl, St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Curtsz, San Francisco; Misa Anna Kramer. Dayton, O.; Mr. and Mrs. H. Clay, Ventura; Charles E. Campbsll and Misa Z Camp bell, London: Rebecca Cheney Young, Columbus; Horace Osborn Bmith and Charlotte R. Smith, St. Louie; Mr. and Mra. Edward Cray, Alhambra; Etta Crimea, Lincoln, Neb.; Mr. and Mra. S. D. Gravea, San Pedro; Helen Brady, Pomona; Anna 0. Herat, Richmond, Va.; A. J. Sampson, Phoenix; Mra. A. W. Paimer, Santa Barbara; Miss Anna Reamer, Dayton, O.; Miaa Amy L. Perry and Miaa .Lillian Drain, Riverside"; George Bentley, Azusa; Mra. 0. H. Kreba, Atchison, Kan. World's Fair Columbian Kdltlon Illus trated fieiald. This beautiful publication, printed on the finest book paper, ia now ou eale by all tbe newsdealers and at the Herald business office. It containa 48 pagea of information about Southern California and over 50 illustrations. Aa a publica tion to aend to eastern friends it has never been equalled. Price 15 cents in wrappers. Catalina Island. September ia conceded to be the best month in the year to vieit Catalina. Regular steamer eervice from San Pedro. Fine orchestra, good hotels and board ng houses. Information at 130 Weet Second street. A friend left word at the Herald office yesterday that Francia Lybrant of 204 South Alameda street had disap peared for come time, and feara for his eafety were felt. US_iiPowder. The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.—No Ammonia; No Alum. Used in Millions of Homes— 40 Years the Standard. DEAD MAN'S ISLAND NAME. How It Derived Its Dismal Cognomen. Five Brave Sailormen Who Are Buried There. A Veteran of the Mexican- War Gives Home Interesting Reminiscences About San Pedro and Its Surroaudinfgs. The beautiful reaort now known as Terminal island, bas from the earliest days been called Dead Man's island. The following from the San Francisco Call will be found of interest: "I have seen a deal of stuff in the news papers about bow the name of 'Dead Man's island' came to be given to tbe island cloße to the breakwater at San Pedro; and if you care to listen I can tell you bow it got its name." The speaker was Charles Johneon, a veteran of the Mexican war, now spend ing the evening of life with his family at 421 Folsom street in this city. The Call man took a seat, and after lighting his pipe Mr. Johnßon related the Btory of how the island firet received its dismal name. "I know that Dana, who was out here in a hide drogher, wrote a book, and in it refers to the island as 'Dead Man's island,' but at the time he saw it the place bad no name at all, and no doubt Dana got mixed a little, aa the island he knew of the same name ia in the bay of Panama. I was out on this coast in the old frigate Savannah way back in 1846, and the old irigate Con gress was with üb. Commodore Sloat was in command, but was relieved by Commodore Stockton, and he at once or dered our ahipß down to S,tu Pedro. NO LOS ANQBLKS IN THOSE DAYS. "There waß no Lob Angeles in those days, but where it now stands was a pueblo. Soon after reaching San Pedro a party of about 200 ol us was landed to go up to the mission. The party landed about 4 o'clock on tbe morning of Oct ober 8, 1840, and was commanded by Captain Mervin. It was a nasty place to land, and we nearly lost several men by a boat capsizing. We had hardly got ashore before a lad named Smith waß shot by a marine officer. The shooting was purely an accident, but tbe boy'a death cast a gloom over tbe entire party. The country was swarming with Mexican eoldiera, and we soon saw lots of them not far from where we had landed. "We had no field piecea and were armed with flint-lock musketp. We could see at least one heavy field piece around which the Mexicans gathered as if determined to prevent our advance into the interiorl Seeing this, and knowing the Mexican commander bad ten men to our one, Captain Mervin should have ordered a return to the ship, but ho was not the kind of a man to give up without a struggle, and in a short time he gave the order 'Forward march,' and wo hegan our tramp toward the pueblo. The Mexicans hovered around us, but offered no opposition, and after a hot dusty tramp we reached a ranch about 14 miles from the coast and near where the National Soldiers' home now stands. ATTACK BY THE ENEMY. "Here we went into camp, and bb the greasers had all got out of eight we began to think we were going to get a night's sleep, but were soon undeceived. During the night tbe Mexicana got together, sev eral hundred atrong, and planned an attack on our camp that waa intended to wipe out every man in Mervin's com mand. To make sure work of it they sent for another crowd of soldiers some distance away, and no sooner did they arrive than the attaca began. Our scouts had not been asleep, if tbe sailors had, and about 1 o'clock they came in with the startling news that thegreasere were coming 1500 strong, so, instead of catch' ing ua asleep as they had hoped, they found 200 determined men standing ready to receive them. "The attack beizan by a discharge of grape from the field piecea, of which they had three, but luckily for na they did not know how to usu them or they wop.id have killed half onr command. Finding we were ready for them, the Mexicana fell back after firing off the field pieceß and retired behind a hill, and kept out of eight for the rest of the night. We got no more Bleep thatnight, and at 4 o'clock in tbe morning made a hasty breakfaßt,. and again started for tbe pueblo. We did not go far, how ever, bofore we ran up against aboutsoo of the enemy in a little valley through which the road ran. THEY OPENED FIB!. "We no sooner caught eight of them than they opened fire, killing fonr men and severely wounding several others. The Mexicans were working like Turks to get their guns to bear on us, but the ground was soft and the heavy pieces wore stuck in the mud. Seeing this, Lieutenant Pinkney, as brave a man as ever wore shoe-leather, called for his di vision to follow him, at the same time making a rush for the guns, followed by about 50 men, including myself and Charles Byrne, the Bailmaker of the ship, and who is now living at 18 Clay street. Tbe Mexicans did not wait for us to reach them, but at once retreated and managed to take the guns with tbem. "We then picked up our dead and wounded and returned to where we had spent the night. By this time Captain Mervin had discovered that unless we had field pieces we would have a slim show of reaching the pueblo, and re luctantly he gave the order to return to San Pedro/ Slings for the dead and wounded were made of poles and blankets, and at 11 o'clock we took up our march, moving in Indian file, with scouts out on each flank to warn ub of the approach of the enemy. About two miles from San Pedro the Mexicans made another attack, but only wounded two men, and we kept up our march, firing as we went. A SOLEMN BURIAL. "The boya on board the old ship beard tbe firing, and coon a parly with two field pieces was on the way to our assistance, but the cowardly Mexicana retreated before we could get the guns to bear on them. The next day we buried the dead on the ieland. The carpenter'e crew hunted np enough lumber on board to make a coffin for the lad Smith, but the othera were aim ply aewed up in canvass. Mr. Byrne waß one of the men tbat sewed them up, and that night a party of 200 men waa detailed to act aa a funeral party. The graves were dug aide by sido and the bodies lowered into them, while the men stood by with uncovered beada, and a firing party fired a volley as a last farewell." Mr. Johnson was afterward trans ferred, with 36 others, to General Phil Kearney's command and remained with him until the Savannah waß ordered home. Both Mr. Byrne and Johnson are certain that before that time tbe island had no name, but from that time to the present the place has been known as "Dead Man's Island." Incidentally may be mentioned that Messrs. Johnson and Byrne sre the only living survivors in this city of the Bhip'e crew of the Savannah. THEATRICAL MATTERS. Los Angeles Theater.—Charles Frohman'c company from the Empire theater will present Belasco <k Fyles' American drama, The Girl I Left Behind Me, at this theater tonight. The (iirl I Left Behind Me is a frontier play of fine society, soldiers, Indians and other ele ments belonging to a military post in the northwest, and haß not only gained extremely fashionable favor, but is vis ited by many military men, who are in terested by its absolutely correct repre sentation of affairß at an army outpost on an Indir.n reservation. Do" You Ever Have Boils? " For several years prior to 1802, there waa hardly a day that I v.as Ireo from boils, and other eruptions ot arising from lmp'ur ltic= of tfco blood.' I began to take. Hood's Sar- SapaiiHa. and before I had finished the th/a bottle 1 foanrt myself"entirely cared." B.N. Uyde, of Van Valer & Hydi?, Eeal Estate, Do Long Bulldlw:, Fresno, California, Hood's Plftn fpt ehalty, yet"promptly aod Offieienuv. - ■ Knvois. 2oC LOS ANGELES Medical and Surgical Institute. ROOMS 3 AND 5. 241 8. 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Also One of the Finest Selections of Trouserings and Overcoatings. Beat of Workmanship and Perffjfg, Fit Guaranteed or No Sale. JOE POHEIM, THE TAILOR, 143 SOUTH SPRING ST. H. C. BLANEY Best Shoes for Fit and Wear CALL AND SEE BEFORE PURCHAS ING ELSEWHERE. 352 SOUTH SPRING STREET. KNOWLEDGE Brings comfort and improvement anc tends to personal enjoyment whet, rightly used. The many, who live bet ter than others .md enjoy life more, witt less expenditure, by more promptly adapting the world's best products ti the needs of physical being, will attest the value to health of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in the remedy, Syrup of Figs. Its excellence is duo to its presenting in the form most acceptable and pleas ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly beneficial properties of a perfect lax. ative; effectually cleansing the system dispelling coldß, headaches and feveri and permanently curing constipation. It lias given satisfaction to millions and met with tho approval of the medica' profession because it acts on the Kid< neys. Liver and Bowels without weak ening them and it-is perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug gists in 50c and SI bottles, but it is man ufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co.only, whose name is printed on every package, also the name, Syrup of Figs and being well informed, you will no* accept any substitute if offered. IMUSHJIKKH, NKW LOS ANOSLEB THEATER. (Under direction of Al Hayman.) U. G. WYATT, Manager. One Week, with SATURDAY MATINEE, com mencing MONDAY, KEPT. 10th, CHARLBS FROHMAN Presents the succotstul American Drama, THE GIRL I LEFr BEHIND ME! BY BBLASGO AND FYLES. (From the Empire Theatre, New York), as produced 200 NIGHTS IS NEW YORK! 150 NIGHTS IN CHICAGO! 21 NIGHTS IN SAN FRANCISCO! The best American play.—N. Y. Herald. The most intense drama since Shenandoah.— Chicago Tribune. The most thrilling play for years.—San Fran cisco cnronicie. IjaT- Seals now on sale. THU PALACR. S.B. Cor. Spring and First sts. Ladles' Entrance on First St. ATTRACTION EXTRAORDINAET. SATURDAY BVKNINO, SEPT. O, 1803, Tho Winter Concert Season under the loader ship uf MISS PAULINA KLAUS Will be Inaugurated with a corps of able assis tants ln a • SPECIAL GRAND CONCERT. A FULL ORCHESTRA. Every night and Wednesday and Saturday matinee. Concert every evening from 7:30 to 12. The finest Commercial Lunch In the elty. Meals a la carte at all hours. 9-7 NEW VIBtNNA BUFFET. Court at., bet. Main and Spring sti F. KERKOW, PROPRIETOR, Free Refined Entertainment. EVERY EVENING, from 7:30 unUl 12, and Saturday Matinee from 1 to 4, p. m. Reappearance of the Favorites of Lea Angeles, MISS LINA CREWS, MISS MINNIE HUFF, LAWRENCE SISTERS And the celebrated BERTH FAMILY ORCHESTRA, MISS MARGUBRITB BERTH, Directress, Fine commercial lunch dally. Meals a la carte at all hours. 3-24 ly TUBF EXCHANGE. 115! -, South Spring Street. C. E. j. B. DUKE Desire to annonnce to the publla that they have opened thi Old Turf Exchange, AT S. SPRING ST. Adjoining the Nadeau Hotel. The great racing events at all the principal E oints East will be noted. All admirers of orse flesh and the public ln general are re spectfully Invited to attend. Good odds will be given on all the events, and a full descrip tion given on every race. 5-30 5m AUCTION ! Monday, Sept. 11th, 10 a. m. -AT— NO. 1007 SOUTH MAIN STREET, Comprlstne Bedroom Suits, Parlor, Dining room and Kitchen Furniture, one elegant Par lor tult, one Decker Piano, almost new, Hall Rack, one Brltanica Encyclopedia, Dining Chairs and Extension Tsple, Brussels Art Squares and Ingrain Carpets, Lawn Mower, Garden Hose, etc. MATLOCK & REED, Auctioneers. A U CTION ! 232 WEST FIRST ST. Wednesday, Sept. 13,1893. AT 10 O'CLOCK A. M. Bedroom Suiti, Chairs, Rockers, Large Oak Sideboard, Breakfast fable. Large Ice Chest, Rarau Goods, Carpats, Matlluxs, Dishes, Crockery, Stove!, Bedding, Pillows, Blankets, etc.; also 5000 LBS. ROPE. At 11 o'clock sharp I will sell 5000 lbs. of Il«mo Ropb for account of owner, who Is very Bick in thy East. This Rope is made from tbe selection of different qualities of stock, which make, it pliable, strong and durable. Sold iv lots to suit purchasu. THOS. B. CLARK, Auctioneer. PERRY, MOTT & CO.'S LUMBER YARD 3 AND PLANING MILLS. 810 Commercial street, Loa Angeles. Cal 5