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AMONG THE AUTHORS L. BEHYMER T. Y. Crowell & Co. of New York and Boston have just iaeued a little volume by Rev. J. R. Miller, D. D., entitled Glimpses Through Life's Windows, being selections Irom hie writings ar ranged by Evalena J. Fryer. The compiler of thia charming little volume haa been very successful in her search through Dr. Miller'a writings for nuggetß of wisdom. Nearly two hun dred selections, full of genuine piety and practical Christianity, illustrated by witty and opt anecdotea, fill thia dainty book. Not a page which does not suggest a thought and give an impulse to a truer, better, richer, holler life. Aa tbe compiler says: "Many of tbe paragraphs here gathered contain inci dents or illustrations through and by which tbe truth ia presented. Every one knows the value of good illustra tions ; they help to make the teaching clear and they help to fix tbe lesson in the memory." She rightly believes that tbia collection of short paragraphs will prove of value. Tbe little volumne ia daintly printed and bound, and haa a fine portrait of Dr. Miller, which will undoubtedly prove acceptable to the large and ever increasing circle of readers whom he has delighted and instructed by his Silent Tunes, Making the Moat of Life, and other worka. Another momorable volume from T. Y. Crowell <Sc Co. is The True Woman, elements of character drawn from the life of Mary Lyon and others, by the Rev. W. M. Thayer, author of the Farmer Boy, Nelson, etc. Many thousand copies of this biog raphy have been Hold, but the author, feeling that there baa been a great change in pnblic eentiment regarding tbe employments of women, haa entire ly rewritten it from the modern stand point. Mary Lyon wbb tbe founder of Mt. Holyoke female seminary, and its principal for 12 years. Indeed, her whole life after she, through her own exertions, acquired an education, wae devoted to teaching, and upwards of 3000 pupils learned to love and admire her sterling character and ber wonder ful ability. As a pioneer in tbe cause of female education her career is typical and deserves to be studied. Dr. Thayenhas made it tlie text of a valuable aeries of lesßone, enriched by anecdote and precept. Dr. Thayer de clares in his preface that tbe desigu ot the book is to show girls how to succeed in life. "Mary Lyon," he says, "ia the lead ing character, around which are grouped a large number of incidents from the lives of other distinguished women, both for the purpose of illustraing certain elements of female character and of making the book more attractive to the young." Such illustrations are stimu lating, and now when young women are very generally invited to the same occu pations and professions as men are, every mode of incitement to endeavor and every help in the way of character forming is essential to success. It is believed that in its new form Dr. Thay er's book will have a new period of pop ularity. Still another book from the T. Y. Crowell company is Margaret Davis. Tutor, by Anna C. Ray, author of Half a Dozen Boys, Half a Dozen Girls, etc. In thiß story Miss Ray takes a wider outlook than ebe has hitherto done. Her forte lies in the depictingof healthy boys and girls, and she has certainly al lowed herself ample scope; but tbe story is bound together by a wholesome thread of romance which greatly deep ens its interest. A young lady who is weary of the quiet life at home accepts the position of tutor to two hoys in a Connecticut rivor town. She quietly comes into symyathy with them, and while she is in the bent sense their comerade, rid ing horseback, walking and entering in to all their sports, she manages to lead them into sensible methods of stndy. During her residence at their beautiful borne she unconsciously wins the affec tion of their uncle, but ber own heart is given to a young engineer, whom by an unlucky accident she has offended. In tbe pursuit of his calling he comes to the same place and ultimately their en gagement is renewed. Sprightly con versations, effective incidents and ad ventures give much Bpice to the story which is by all odds the best work Miss Ray lias yet produced. Mr. G A. Henty's originality and fer tility in tiie invention of fascinating his torical romances for boys show no signs of abatement with the passage of years. Three new etories by him have just been published, which will be hailed with de light by thousands of lads who enjoy following the lortunea of his adventur ous heroes. One of these stories iB called St. Bartholomew's Eve. and, as may be inferred from the title, iB a tale oi the Huguenot wars. Thu chief personage of the story is a lad of English birth, but of Huguenot parentage, who visits rela tives in France at the time when the feeling between tbe Catholics and Huguenot was bitterest, and the coun try was dieturoed by religions strife and dissension. H:s relatives being leaders lib the Huguenot party, this brave youth tlevotes himself, heart and soul, to the Protestant cause, following it. faithfully through tbe varied and exciting Bcaues tbat preceded and led up to the terrible massacre of St. Bartholomew's day. The narrative is of absorbing interest, and presents also a true picture of the times, full of life and color, thus having a his torical quality, which nowhere inter feres, however, with the story proper. Through the Sikb War, also by Mr. Henty, is a tal6 of tbe conquest of the Punjaub. Percy Groves, a plucky, high-spirited boy, the son of an English officer, loses his parents at an early age and joins his uncle living on an estate in India, situ ated in the very center of tbe troubles that developed later into the Sikh war. Tbe hero and his nncle become involved in the dangers and intrignes that sur round lbom, and take active part in the war, passing through many thrilling ex periences and adventures during the two notable campaigns that resulted in tbe conquest of the Punjaub. It iB one of Mr. Henty's most interesting and powerful stories. »*# Mr. Henty's third volume this season is entitled A Jacobite Exile, and nar rates tbe adventures of a young Eng lishman in tbe service of Charles XII. of Sweden. The events of tbe story take place during the reign of William of Orange. The lather of the hero is a Jacobite gentleman, who, to avoid ar rest, ie compelled to flee to Sweden. Here tbe hero, Cbarlio Carstairs, and a young companion engage in tlie service of Cbarlee XII., taking part in the wars between Sweden and Poland. The hero, acting as a scout, falls into the hands of the Polish baudite. After numerous exciting adventures and hairbreadth escapes, he finally secures bis release and returns to Sweden. Then be serves for a time under Marlborough in France, and distinguishes himself signally. A final return to England, where his father Is pardoned, supplies a satisfactory close to a story remarkable for its thrilling adventures, its varied scenery and its interesting historical pictures. These Henty books are nil published by the Charles Scribnei's Son's publishing house, are tastefully bound in cloth and fully illustrated. All of ths above hooks for sale by The Stoll & Thayer Co., 130 South Spring street. ♦*» A new book just issued by the Arena Publishing company of Boston is by Rev. William Adams, D. I)., and en titled Born in tbe Whirlwind. The au thor of tbis remarkable book was born in the west of Ireland. Hm ancestors were both of Scotch and English de scent, who inherited large and valuable property in the region in which he wav born. Tho Irieji famine of 1847 and other causes peculiar to laud tennre in that unfortunate country involved hie family in such difficulties as resulted in Dr. Adams and four of his brotbers, while yet boys, being sent to England, where they were carefully educated and where the five sons became what is known aB discerning clergymen—a term applied to all ministers of religion out side of the established church of Eng land. Among his earlier literary efforts wero two epic poems untitled Ulena Creek and The Harper's Recital. These, with a few shorter things, be published in a handsome volume and p'esenting a copy of it to her majsaty, ti leeu Victoria, re ceived a gracious acknowledgement of its acceptance. That the author of Born in the Whirl wind possesses poetic power his bopk will fully establish, for here are numer ous rare touches and delineat ous of national scenery which, for their pr/etic beauty, cannot fail to captivate his readers. Truth is universally demanded from the pen aa well as from the ii pa of the Christian clergyman; he, of all others, cannot exaggerute with impunity. Conscious of this fact, the author haß endeavored so to modulate the tones aud utteramv of this later volume as to keep within the Hmitß of well-verified facte; and yet many of the incidents narrated in tbe pages of this fascinating book are as strange, startling and unique aB anything that has been pre sented in modern fiction. During his residence in the south after coming to America and residing iiist in tbe north and then in the south land, be studied carefully the negro character, together with southern insti tutions and idiosyncrasies, making him self familiar with climate, scenery and people. After living eight yeare in tbe south, he went north aud took charge of the First Presbyterian church of Boston. It was during his residence in Boston, that be embodied in the present book the experiences of his eight years' residence in the south. In this book be has painted with that vivid imagina tion of which he is unquestionably a master, and which has ho distinguished him as a preacher, scenes and events requiring not only the poet's eye butthe philosopher's genius. In hie Born in the Whirlwind, Dr. Adams . has suc ceeded in constructing n plot deep, sub tle and unique, which cannot fail to hold tbe interest of big readers. He has created and set in motion a number of figures with life, energy and intensity in every one of then. The scene of theetory is laid in West ern Georgia. The names of places are evidently fictitious, but the characters and incidents are too natural, or un natural, as tbe reader pleases, not to be real. The story opens with a description of a beautiful midsummer night, under a sky "in which plnnnets have grown into little moons, and stars give tinted lights and the blue ether Beems to be a thing ot suhslanccs, and man feels himself identified with another world." Then follows v description of a sontbern cyclone, which Bbows not only the pres ence of a master hand, but of a tbor ougbly informed mind on the subject, and tbis is equally true both in regard to the flood and earthquake wbicli also figure prominently in ttte Btory. While the hook is professedly without a spe cific mission, it unquestionably caßts a rtrong light on negro character, iv its br ghtest and darkest aspects. And wLile the story itself is highly sensational. Dr. Adams' claims for it historical accuracy. This, from auch a source, we are bound to accept, other whine we might be tempted to doubt that truth should be so much —so very much —stranger tbnn fiction. Certainly the book which has just been published by thia well-known hrm is written by no tyro but by a master of languages whose style and lucts will cap tivate his readers. Tbe binding is quite unique and can be eecured in either paper or cloth. For s»le by lbs ''Antiquarian Book Store," 117 West First street. Book Chat. Messrs. Charles L. Webster & Co. have a neiv book by Mary Russell Mit ford entitled Our Yulage. The original work comprises five series and it was thought that a representative selection of these unsurpassed pictures of village THE HERALD. LOS ANGELES i SUNDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER ft. 1893. life in England would be welcomed by most readers. Scribners' Sons have a new book by Henry M. Stanley, entitled My Dark Companions and Their Strange Stories. "The following legends," Bays Mr. Stan ley in his introduction, "arp tbe most curious and choicest of those that were related to me during 17 years, and which have not been hitherto published in any of my books of travel." There are in all 19 stories, new and striking in motive and quaint in language. The manuscript of the new novel, The Ebb Tide, by Robert Louis Stevenson, has reached the hands of the publish ers. George Brandes, the historian, has tried his pen upon a collection of crit ical essays, which will be prougbt out immediately in Germany. These essays deal with the works of modern Ger many, Northern and French writers. MRS. GRANT TALKS. The Lire of General Grant Wee Alweys Greet. "Did tbe sales of the general's book exceed your expectations?" was asked the widow of tbe great general, who is now making her home at Santa Barbara, says the Venturian. "Yes, indeed," replied Mrs. Grant; "those sales alone would have furnished me with an adequate income all my life. lem sorry," continued she, while the first shadow of sadness crossed her face, "that the government did not retire the general after the war. lie never ouirht to bave gone into business. He was un fitted for i;." "Wub your husband always great?" was asked, "or did he simply blossom into that marvelous greatness beeaußH the'hour was ripe for such blooming? While you were young folks together did 'you ever realize what a wonderful char acter he possessed ?" " He was always grand in hia simpli city, his strength nnd his modesty. He was the most uhaiitable man 1 ever knew in his judgments. It seemed im possible fur hitu to tiunk ill ot anybody. Oh, ye?, the general was horn gieat—be was always superior." "Are you satisfied es to his monu ment?" " Perfectly," was the answer. " I would not have bim anywhere else, and his tomb is not neglected. Five hun dred thousand dollars have been donat ed for his monument and in time it will be erected. They were lU<) years com pleting Washington monument; lean afford to wait. I love to bave the geneial where I can visit his grave when I ct.ooße. I ride out there every Saturday or Sunday and no more beautiful spot could be found for him so rest. Tbe story of the neglect and careless atten tion paid to his grave is erroneous, like tnanv other reports." "You aie a very happy women, Mrs. Grant, are you not?" "Yes ; I can truly say I am," replied the general's widow. "My children are thoroughly good and happy. You see, we broughrlhem up differently from the way some people have in rearing children. We taught them to confide in us with all their little and big troubles. They have never been anything but comforts to me. The boys are tine, and Is'ellie—well Nellie is her father's self over again ; gentle, patient, strong and better than anyone in the world." MOHR'S TALE OF WOE. It Vai Poker, Not a Footpad, That Ueated H.'tn. On Monday last, about 4 o'clock in the morning. A. Mohr, an employee in Mos grove'e cloak store on Spring etreet, en tered the police station and stated that he had been held up outside the city hall, on Broadway, by two men and robbed of a valuable gold watch and some small change. All the available resources of the police department were c.illed into requisition, but no arreßts were made. When Chief Glass arrived, later in the day, and heard that a citizen bad been held up within three blocks of the police station and no arrests made, there was trouble. The chief called in tbe sergeant on duty tbe preceding night, and raked him over the coals. The sergeant went ont and made things unpleasant for the officer on the Broadway beat, and the officer not being provided with a better subject took it out of the firßt hobo be came in contact with. Then the sergeant investigated, and yesterday gave a Herald reporter tbe result of bin inquiry. He found that the aforesaid Mohr was an ardent devotee of toe game of poker, and that on the night of tbe alleged rob bery he had been wooing the llckle god dess in a Main-street poker joint. Mr. Mohr was unfortunate and tbe cards did not come bis way. Tbe game ended by Mobr persuading one of the habituees of tbe place to-lend him $75 on Jiia watch. This wae done on condi tion that Mobr redeem the timepiece next day, The |75 went the way of the rest of Mohr's cash, and the proprietor of the game threw Mobr $5 and told him to go home and call to redeem bis watch later in the day. Then Mr. Mohr left and called at the police etatiou with bis tale of robbery and masked men. Aud the watch is still "in soak." MUST STAY IN THE CIT7 JAIL. John L. Green Fella to Secure Release by Habtms Corpus. John L. Green was brought before Judge Van Dyke yesterday upon an ap plication for hia release from tbe city jail under habeas corpus proceedings. Green was convicted of living in adul tery by Justice Austin, and was sen tenced to six months in the city jail and to pay a line of $150. Tbe ground upon which bis release was asked was that tbe statutes provide that he should have been committed to the county instead of the city jail. O.i the other band it was contended for the prosecution that the Whitney act wae intended as au amendment of the sec tion in question, and did so amend it as to give Justice Austin as police justice jurisdiction in such cases. Tbe point was argued by M. E. C. Munday and Edward Bentley for the petitioner and Deputy District Attorney Davis for the prosecution. At the conclusion of tbe arguments Judge Van Dyke held that the commitment to the city jail was proper, and remanded Green to serve ont hia Leuten.ce. He was very much cast down by the decisiou. The guaranteed cure for all headaches is Bromo Seltzer— triul bottle 10 ctl. HISTORY OF A NOTED STREET. Some of the Obstrnctions of Figueroa Street, As Brought to Light by a Recent Petition. Propositions That Stir TJp Residents Along; Its Line—An Interesting/ Sketch Covering a Long Period of Time. Tbe matter of tbe obstruction of Fig ueroa street, between Pico and Sixth streets, baa lately been again stirred up by the petitioned filed, asking the city to vacate tbe street and give it, free from dispute, to tbe parties who occupy the land within its linos, and by the numerous counter petitions filed by op posing parties. Some of these petitions relate espe cially to the part of the etreet between Sixth and Seventh streets which the petitioners claim is great importance in order to give access to the cable road for a very large hill district north of Sev enth street. They make no serious ob jection to vacating Figueroa street south of Seventh etreet, where the needs oi the public are, to a great extent, sup plied by other streets. Many of them owned their property for many years ! before they learned that any private i parties claimed the street. The follow ing are portions of a sketch of the his tory of the street which was written three or four years ago by Attorney J. ti. Mitchell, at tbe request of members of tbe board of public works, and printed for the use of tbe city council. 1: is lo be noted that tbe name of Ward ! street has been sinca changed to West j Sixth street: Today the entire street from Pico to ! Ward is under the control of private individuals and closed to tbe public. , I The degrees by which the street has i been taken up are well illustrated by j tbe different maps of the city which ! bave been published, and have success [ ively hung on tho office walls of real ! estate owners and brokers of Los An i geles. Stevenson's map, published in | 1876, a great many copies of which can I still be easily fonnd, showed that etreet ;as originally laid out. extending with ' out any obstruction lrom the eouth i western corner of tbe city to and '■ through the nortltern hills. The new : edition of the same map, pnblisbed in 1884, showed the street as somewhat ! crossed and cut up by private property 1 lines, but the lines of the street were still distinctly drawn through these new subdivisions, to show that the claims of 1 private individuals were disputed. The map Biuce published by Kowan & i Koeberle. which has been the one , generally referred to by business men ! for a year or two past, ignores tlie lines, iof the etreet in those portions of it ! I which are enclosed or platted as private ! property, and would seem to show- only 1 ■ those portions of it which nobody has 1 jaa yet set up any claim to. How mncb ] lof it will appear on the next map that j io to come out it would at this time be hard to predict. The firßt deed by which the council . conveyed away a part of Figueroa street j i may be found recorded in book 4, page 1 :.v.i of deeds, and is dated January 20, 1859. This instrument conveys to Wil liam Moore ''a strip of land bounded on the west by blocks 36 and 37 of Han cock's Burvey, on the north by a lot be fore sold to William Moore, and on the east and south by city blocks. Captain , Ord's eurvev." Trie land intended to ;be conveyed by this description ia a great triangle extending from tbe june ! tion of Figueroa and Pico ntreets along | the east line of blocks 36 and 37 to a i point in the prolonged south line of the ', Bellevue Terrace tract, thence along tins I line to the east line of Pearl street, and thence along the east line of Pearl street (o tbe place of beginning and containing 35 acres; and as will be eeen by refer ence to the map of tbe city, it purported to include Figueroa street on the west and Pearl etreet on the east, through their entire width, though this may bave been done through inadvertence, and the intention may bave been to bound the land by the streets without including them, as has been done in . former deeds. That leading citizens did not for a long time after euppoee that nearly a mile of an important etreet had been conveyed away, iB shown by the petition of one of them on record, in which he appeals to tbe council to give an outlet to his property "by declaring Figueroa street open throughout its entire length, as surveyed and as it appears on the official map." In 1869 the city attorney was called on for an opinion on the matter, a full copy of which may be fonnd in volume VIII, page 211 of the archives. His opinion was, "after careful examination, that the city haa the undoubted right to open Figueroa and Grasshopper" (now Pearl) "streets their entire length, if the coun cil should be of the opinion that the same shall be necessary. Oraeßhopper street, wae established by Ord's survey in 1849, and all persons purchasing lands were compelled to take notice of tbe fact. Figueroa etreet wbb established by the same survey as far a 3 Pico street. In 1853 the city, by order of the mayor and common council, extended their survey, making what ia known aa 35 acre donation lotß. It is claimed by some tbat Figueroa etreet was not opened or continued by the Hancock Burvey. but I am of the opinion that the extension of the lots necessarily ex tended the streets necessary to make the lots useful and valuable." Tbe opinion goes on to say that the convey ance of the streets in a deed to William Moore wbb unauthorized and invalid. In connection with this report there iB presented an interesting official report by George Hansen, surveyor, relating to the necessity of extending some of the city streets along the lomr, narrow strip intervening between Pearl and Figue- I roa streets, among which is Ward street, which to the present day haa remained unopened. fJJThere were, however, at this time strong interests opposed to the reopening of Figneroa street, and nothing was done, though the matter was never wholly at rest. In 1883, while new ob structions were being placed in thia part of the it eet, the matter was for a time sharply agitated in the council, and the city attorney having given an emphatic opinion in favor of the city's right to open tbe street, preserved in volume xvi of the archives, he was instructed to commence proceedings for this purpose. Through tbe efforts of opposing parties he was soon ordered to discontinue them, but tbe rapid construction of buildings and fences in this neighborhood contin ued to draw attention to the matter, and in May, 1884, the city attorney was again called on for an opinion, in view of the arguments that were presented by the opposition. The record shows that he reported as follows: "In the mitter of the alleged obstructions in Figueroa Btreet, T report that in 1883 tbe question as to whether there were any obstruc tions upon said atreet north of Pico Btreet waa submitted to the city attor ney. I thereupon reported the exiatence of such obstructions upon said street. Subsequently tbe council, as a commit tee of the whole, investigated the matter and determined tbat there were no ob structions, and resolved not to open said street. I report that I have as yet found no reason to alter or amend my opinion already bled, that Figueroa street north of Pico etreet is now obstructed and closed." This report was adopted, but no subsequent action was taken, and an other portion of the etreet was fenced in without serious opposition. The question still remains whether this tine street is to remain perma nently closed. The time for wbich it has been occupied by private parties does not bar tbe city's rights, aa it is well established that the statute of limi tations doea not run in tbe caee of streets dedicated to public use. Tbe damage which individuals would suffer by beiuc ousted from tlie portions of the Btreet which their lands and lots extend over ia a consideration not to be treated lightiy ; yet, at the same time, they are not entitled to be considered innocent purchasers for value. There iB not an abstract company in the city that would certify the title to Figueroa street as Bhown on tbe Hancock map in anyone other than the city. The supreme court ot tbe state in 1852, in Ureed vs. Cunningham, 2 Cel., 369, laid down the law which governs thiß street, as fal lows: "So firmly has it become estab lished, that where lots are sold aa front ing on or bounded by a csrtsin space designated in the conveyance us a street, the use of such space as a street passes aa appurtenant to the grant aud vests in the grantee in common with the public the right of way over such street; that, such acts on the part of the grantor constitute a dedication of such street, and tbat he cannot afterwards so tell or dispose of it as to alter or defeat such dedication." This haß been settled law in this slate since 1852 Blocks 86 and 37, Hancock's survey, were conveyed ny tlie city to William Moore by deed heal ing date December 20, 1853, and refer red to Hancock's map, so that Moore and bis grantees had notice that a dedi cation was made by the .city's deed of those spaces designated as streets on Hancock's map. Figueroa street bounded those blocks on the east. On the other hand, the value of the street to the future residents and visit ors iiere for centuries to come, iB equally to be remembered. Figueroa Mreet, extending between semi-tropical villas from Agricultural park to the front of tbe hills and over these, commanding magnificent views of city, plain, moun tain and sea, shaded and ornamented as it doubtless would be to tbe northern boundary of the city, would become one of the most beautiful and famous boule vards in the world. COURT NEWS. Items from Various Trlbanuls—New 9a pt-rior Court Cases. On motion of the district attorney the cases of Kama, Kimo and Shema, three Japanese women from San Pedro woredis missed and the women discharged. They were convicted of vagrancy in the justice court. They have beeu missing for some time and this action was taken to settle the prosecution. On motion of the district attorney a new information was filed against Geo. Craig, accusing him of the lorgery of a pass to Catalina. An information waß filed yesterday by the district attorney against Roman Canedo, charging him with burglary. He pleaded guilty before Judge Hmith and was sentenced to one year at San Quentin. The case of Richard Price waa set for triol by Judge Smith yesterday for De cember 6th, and that of Wm. Cam tilings for November ITtb. Daniel Johnson wbb brought before Judge Smith yesterday for release on habeas corpus and tbe caee was sab mitten on briefs. Emmet Wbttesides was tried in.lodge Smith's court yesterday for burglary. He is a young colored boy, and was ac cused of entering the room of a man named McPherson and stealing $5. Tbe jury found him guilty of burglary in tbe second degree, the crime having been committed in tbe daytime. Further proceedings were suspended nnder tbe provisions of the law, and the boy was committed to tbe state school at Whit tier until he is 21 years old. NEW SITKKIOn COURT CASKS. Preliminary papers were filed yester day in the following superior court cases: Petition by M. B. Boyce for letters of administration upon the estate of Fran ces S. Del Valla, the estate being valued at $800. National Bank of California vs. A. N. Hamilton et al.; suit on a promissory note for $542.12. A New 9ch.oolh.ouse. The people of The Pass school district are taking steps to provide better school accommodations for their children. They have plans prepared for a new Echool building which, though not cost ly, will be a credit to tbe district. It will contain three rooms, two of which will be required for present use, and the third room will be needed for school purpoßßß in the near fnture, but in the meantime can be utilized as a place for holding public meetings. The whole structure, owing to the cheapness of materials and labor, it is expected will cost lees than $3000, alt furnished and equipped. The Pass dietrict, bb tbe name implies, lies near to and includes the Cahuencja pass. It comprises tbe heart of that beautiful valley, and the population thereabouts is increasing very rapidly. Holly wood and Coiegrove are both in thiß district, and the city of Los Angeles is within ride range. The echoolbouee stands within plain view of tbe ocean, and the children enjoy the benefit of the sea breezo during the summer months. The school at present is under tbe efficient management of Misß Thompson, who is a granddaugh ter of tbe celebrated Ojsawototnie Brown, and inherits some of the quali ties of her historical auce>tor. Only a few years ago tbe Cahuenga valley had but one public echool; it now has at least half a dozen, and all are well at tended. PART 11-PAGES 9 TO 16. TAMMANY'S TOPICAL TALK. Strange Schemes Connected with the Midwinter Fair. Southern California's Representation in the Mint Appointees. Advertising Schemes Connected with the Felr—The Wreck of the New York—Gossip About Los An gelenos In the North* Special correspondence to the II era mi. Ban Francisco. Nov. 3. The all-nbsorbing topic of the day is the midwinter fair. All classes alike seem to look upon this pocket edition of tbe world's fair as the forerunner of bet ter and more prosperous times, and everyone considers it his duty to make it tbe grand success that it will un doubtedly be. Under tbe guise of aiding the fair management with cash donations, all branches of trade advertise in every conceivable manner tbat upon a certain day named by them all the profits ac cruing from sales will be donated to the midwinter fair fund, and tbat the public has implicit faith in these advertise ments ia evidenced by the fact that crowds always attend such Bales. To give tbe Lob Angeles public an idea as to what extremes such schemes are car ried, the following may prove of inter est: One real estate dealer, who proba bly learned bis business in Los Angeles during the boom, informed tbe public that he would Bell elegant residence lots in tlie immediate vicinity of the lair grounds, the proceeds of the first lot to donated to the midwinter fair fund. The lots referred to are located in tbe sand dunes and only accessible with a bal loon. The Auditorium saloon a few days since bad a huge banner strung across the street informing the public tbat tbe receipts of that establishment during tbe day would be dispersed as tbe fair management might see fit. The various clothing houses are vis ing with each other as to who will do nate tbe largest percentage of tbe sales of a day set aside for tbat purpose. Fistic contests which were prohibited by the last legislature are of common occurrence, inasmuch as it is claimed that one-half tbe proceeds are to be do nated to the good cause. The notorious Oremorne theater, which was closed by the police, has been permitted to reopen under tbe enphoniouß title of Tbe Mid winter Midway l'laisance. Of course at bucli a lime as this it would not be policy to dranr the lines to close when the in terests oi the fair are at stake. .** Twice during the latter part of last week did the morning papers issue ex tras in tbe evening, the first time they contained the startling intelligence of tbe wreck of tbe steamer City of New York, the next the cowardly murder oi Carter Harrison. The first intelligence of the disaster of the City of New York on the evening of October 2(jth was received at tbe Mer chants' exchange, and within a remark ably short space of time the streets were alive with newsboys who yelled like Apaches, informing tbe people of the issuance of an extra containing the news of the wreck. Although there was but one white passenger aboard tbe unfor tunate steamer, tbe balance being Chi nese and Japanese, everyone seemed to be as deeply interested aB though some dear friend was on the wrecked steamer whose fate was as yet an uncertainty. Tbe news was not long in reaching Chi natown, and when it did pandimonium reigned, tbe yelling and jabbering of the excited Mongolians was something that has not been witnessed since the days of Dennis Kearney. Fortunately no lives were lost, the shipwrecked passengers were trans ferred to the Acapulco, and before land ing were refunded their passage money, but nevertheless many of the heathens were considerable losers owing to tbe depredations of hoodlums who bad gone to tbe wreck in tbe guise of 'longshore men. Among the passengers were two Chinese from South America, who had also been shipwrecked on the Newbern, and now tbe San Francisco Chinese de clare that their doubly unfortunate countrymen are possessed of the evil spirit, and should they attempt to con tinue their homeward journey they will meet with certain death at the hands of some of their superstitious race. Tbe issuance of the next extra could not have created more consternation had the victim been tbe chief executive of this city instead of Chicago. #*« Superintendent of the Mint Daggett stated shortly after he took the office tbat every section of the state should be represented among the employes of tbe big building on Fifth street over which he presides, but evidently Mr. Daggett, in looking over tbe map oi California failed to see such a place as Los Angeles, but instead there appeared to him tbe name of Senator White, and that was in itself sufficient cause for overlooking tbat part of tbe state in tbe selection of a choice for a mint posi tion. Mr. Daggett, if taken to task in re gard to this matter, will probably declare tbat tbe southern citrus belt is represented, in his estimation, by tbe appointment of a lady who was en dorsed by both a city and a county official of Los Angeles, and on the strength of the endorsements of these Democrats he made the appointment, but Los Angeles has been imposed upon by these endorsers, as tbe appointee iB declared by those who claim to know lo be a resident of this city. #*» The Hon. John T. tiaffey, who had tbe honor of being elected a member of tbe Los Angeles city council while ab sent from the city during tbe entire campaign and who has fuily rewarded those staunch friends who are responsi ble for tbis pleasant state of affairs by remunerating them with his undying friendship, iB at the Palace, accompanied by Fred W. Harkneas. »*» Sidney Lacey, who tome years Bince held tbe Democratic party of Los An geles in bis inside pocket, but after wards removed to this city, became bel ligerent at the race track a few days since and punched Tom Cusick, a mem ber of the last legislature and present secretary of the county Democracy, with such force that tbe unfortunate Tommy did not recover for an hour, Cusick claims it was the result of hit refusal to support Lacey for the office of sergeant-at-arms of the last assem. bly. »*» Barney Febneman. one of tbe organi zers of tbe defunct Oro Kino club ant) manager of Major Bonebrake's senato rial campaign, has forsaken the uncer tainties of political life and now holds » lucrative position as advertising agent for a large wholesale grocery firm. Bar ney says his heart is still in Los Angeiei and will always be pleased to meet any of tbe members of the Young Men's po litical party, of which he is tbe founder. Majah Twine and Billy Sampson, two of Los Angeles' leading politicians, are here, making their headquarters at the Lotus club. Tbey bave signified their intention of returning to the south to assist in the inevitable election of Theo dore Summerland for county assessor, Mr. Summerland will undoubtedly ex tend to them the hospitality of his new home. Mr. Wm. J. Brodrick, who has been one of tbe best fire commissioners Los Angeles has ever had, was in this city during the past few days attending to some matters of importance. Judge Rose, who has done more to en force the (Jeary law than all other judges combined, is here taking a well earned vacation. Frank Wbiteßell, Phil. Knell and A. W. Barrett are the latest additions to the Los Angeles contingent now here. Tammasy. A PUZZLE FOR EXPERTS. Progress Yesterday of tbe Bclselch Will Case. A new point was sprung yesterday in the Sciecieh will case before Judge Clark and the jury, a number of witnesses be ing examined as to the ages of the par ties. It came in very quietly, bat conn eel for the orphan boy believe tbey have cast an anchor to windward that may win them their caee, even if the experts fail to establish that Mrs. Lnca Sciscich died before ber husband tbe morning be bored ber with bullets and then sent one crashing into his own brain. Tbe opposing counsel did not seem ingly pay very much attention to Henry Gage as lie put on witness after witness to prove the ageß of the parties, and did not seem to think there waa much in their point. What they were trying to show by the witnesses was that the husband was over 00 years old and his wife about 34 or 35. They claim that by tbis tbey will be able to make out a prima facie caee in favor of tbe theory that Mrs. Sciecich died tiret, even if the expert testimony is conflicting. Dr. J. J. Still was put through a long examination, occupying nearly all the morning. Upon his direct examination as a witness for the contestant, he was asked tho usual hypothetical questions about tbe two wounds in the woman, one in ber chest, and the other in ber ! bead, and the one wound in the hua ! band's head, and gave it as bio opinion tbat she might have survived a few minutes after being shot and he died instantly. The expert was obliged on cross-ex amination to tell all he knew about tbe heart and the brain and used terms which puzzled all hands. There was much difficulty in framing the hypo thetical questions bo as to permit them to be answered over tbe fire of objec ) tinns which poured in. E. W. Noyee, A. Perpicb, I. Cohn, Samuel Prager, John Roberts aud A. Vignolo testified tbat they had known Luco Sciscich many years, and that he was over 60 years of age. Anna Cupleta testilied that Mrs. Scis cish told her two years before her death that she was 33 ytars old. Dr. F. K. Airißworth was recalled, and \ testified more fully as to the autopsy he j held on tbe bodies, but his testimony was to the same effect as given before, tbat Mrs. Sciscich survived net more than two or tbree minutes after being .shot and possibly less. Tbis closed the case for the day and the jury was excused until Tuesday morning, when the trial will be re sumed. THE CITY OF PARIS. Another Gain Week at Thin Popular I>ry Goofli Honge. The special Saturday night sales at tbe above reliable establishment is playing havoc with neighboring fake Btores, who advertise goods that they have not got and at the prices quoted. Again last evening the City of Paris was crowded to the doors with eager pur chasers who know a good thing when tbey see it, and the good thing at pres ent is the elegant line ot goods being disposed of at this well known dry goods, house at such remarkably low prices. There was no diminish to the number of people who attended the great Creditor's Sale the past week who all expressed themselves as more than satisfied with their purchases, and who have bo in formed their neighbors, and aa a result it is tbe universal sentiment that no such Bale baa been offered the Los An geles public. The sale will continue until everything is sold. No deception practiced here, tbe goode and urices speak for themselves, and the people who buy them substantiate all that l City of Paris advertise. You can r assured that no false representations are uaed to get anyone into the stow. Everything is as represented and this is what the public ere looking for, and that is why this legitimate creditor* sale is meeting with such unbounded success. Nov Ylen.ua Buffnt. The large audiences every night never decrease. Crowded houses is the motto and the splendid programme is the reason for attracting the people. The usual first-class entertainment, ia given every evening, and the New Vienna is tbe place to go if you want lo en toy yourself for a couple oi hours. All persona are warned against con tributing money to send patients to pre tended Keeley cures. There is but one genuine Keeley institute in Southern California, and tbat is located at River side. The city office \n room o">, New Wileou bbck. Ben P. Bunkle, genera! agent. For a good table wine.order our Sonoma Zinfaudol ,it 50c per gal. T. Vache& Co., cor. Commercial and Alameda. Tel. ."'.'U. Thirty dollars allowt l tor old Davis sewing machines. Drop postal card to 228 South Main etreet.