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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
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
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
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
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
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
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."
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
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.
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.
People Who Have Been Enjoying Its
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
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.
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.—No Ammonia; No Alum.
Used in Millions of Homes— 40 Years the Standard.
How It Derived Its Dismal
Five Brave Sailormen Who Are
Buried There.
A Veteran of the Mexican- War Gives
Home Interesting Reminiscences
About San Pedro and Its
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
"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.
"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
"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.
"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.
"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
"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.
"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
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.
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
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other eruptions ot arising from lmp'ur
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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
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Has just received first shipment of
Woolens, which were bought direct
from the mills at greatly reduced
Fire English Diagonal, Pique and
Beaver Suits Made te Order at a
Great Reduction. Also One of the
Finest Selections of Trouserings
and Overcoatings.
Beat of Workmanship and Perffjfg,
Fit Guaranteed or No Sale.
Best Shoes for Fit and Wear
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.
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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.
(Under direction of Al Hayman.)
U. G. WYATT, Manager.
One Week, with SATURDAY MATINEE, com
Presents the succotstul American Drama,
(From the Empire Theatre, New York),
as produced
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.
S.B. Cor. Spring and First sts.
Ladles' Entrance on First St.
Tho Winter Concert Season under the loader
ship uf
Will be Inaugurated with a corps of able assis
tants ln a •
Every night and Wednesday and Saturday
matinee. Concert every evening from 7:30 to
The finest Commercial Lunch In the elty.
Meals a la carte at all hours. 9-7
Court at., bet. Main and Spring sti
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,
And the celebrated
Fine commercial lunch dally. Meals a la
carte at all hours. 3-24 ly
115! -, South Spring Street.
C. E. j. B. DUKE
Desire to annonnce to the publla
that they have opened thi
Old Turf Exchange,
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
Monday, Sept. 11th, 10 a. m.
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.
Wednesday, Sept. 13,1893.
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.
810 Commercial street, Loa Angeles. Cal

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