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NOTES ABOUT THE RANCHES.
Mr. H. B. Martin Notes Some
Agricultural Mistakes.
Mrs. Flora Kimball Gives Pointers
on Street Tree Planting.
Faf-tlUalng Orchards—Profitable Peul
try—Pawers of Horticultural
Commissioners — In-
The inventive genius of the American
people has placed the standard of onr
industrial implements on a high plane,
and perhaps in no department is that
faot so manifest as in that of agriculture;
yet there still remains a margin for im
provement in varying the applianoes
pertaining to that department, either in
construction or manipulation, to meet
local requirements. Indeed so perfeot
are those appliances in tbeir respective
lines, that in our zeal to fully realize the
mechanical excellence of their service,
we are liable, through losing sight of tbe
actual needs of the soil, to mistake in
some of tbe most essential particulars.
For icstanue, unless it is rendered
necessary by the induration of the sub
stratum, deep plowing is a mistake, for
reasons berealter shown.
We mistake in turning under the sur
face soil tbat has been dec imposed and
fertilized by tbe action of tbe sun and
elements, tor we tbua rob it of its
warmth and fertility by absorption;
and we mistake in throwing to tbe sur
face the cold, dead earth from below in
which to compel the seeds to struggle
for germination. It is a mistake for tue
further reason, in average soils, unless
followed by rain, we lobb all the moist
ure in the portion turned over, wbich
will require, on an average, 20 days to
replace by upward percolation, involv
ing the losb of that lengtb of time in
planting, and a corresponding loss in
germination aud subsequent growth.
Again, we mistake wben, in turning
nnder the surface soil as in ordinary
plowing, wa imagine we are adopting
the most effectual means for tbe final
elimination of noxious woods, forget
ting tbat they held their place under the
law of "the survival of the fittest;" tbat
their piesencj ia evidence of their hardi
ness and is due to their vital tenacity:
that their seeds have great powers of re
eiatance against advarae conditions, and
therefore to plow them under tends
rather to their preservation than destruc
tion, since it affords protection from buds
and insure' germiuation, sooner or later,
of the entire product.
Nature never reverses thesoil stratum,
nor has she made the least provision for
its accomplishment, and although crop
bas succeeded crop lor countless ages
under her administration, the fertility
of the virgin Boil, tindur the influence of
the sun, air and moisture, continues un
diminished ; and it is only wben we at
tempt bedrock fertilization, at tbe ex
pense of tbe surface, OT continually
turning it under and destroying its vital
ity, that we di6CJV»r that our landa are
worn out —literally worn out with the
plow.
In tho»e localities where "intensive
cultivation" ia the rule, the mistake is
often made of too much plowing, re
gard,ess oi the fact that time is au im
portant factor in the recuperation of the
soil, for further production. Time
should be alio.ved after plowing for the
settlement of the Boil and fjr reorganiz
ing the circulation of UB vital forces ami
adjusting tbeir proper relation to eaco
other. By disturbance while this action
iB in progress we not only injure the
crop but the soil also.
It is alwayn a mißtake to reverse the
natural arder, which may be outlined in
a few wordß:
By decomposition and aqueous action,
silica, alumina and oxide ot iron, which
constitute the base of all aoils.are b >me
into and spread over the valleys.
Through tbe vitalizing influence of the
sun, air and rain, fertility ie imparted to
the surface, and to meet the wants of
coming vegetation, the fertiiizing ingre
dients are crrried into the earth in solu
tion by lixivia.ion.
This process, simple and effective,
yielding its surplus as required, always
repeating itself upon tbe same surface,
prevents exhaustion, and having its
source in Dature, may be regarded aa the
true principle for preserving the soil and
for developing ita possibilities.
It is not ueceßfary for ttie purposes of
this article to attempt to strengthen the
position assumed by further comment,
the farmer being amply capableof draw
ing his own conclusions.
H. B. Martin.
Chino, May 9th.
Insect cides.
Insecticides and fungicides are as use
ful in the poultry yard as in theorchard.
The Bordeaux tuixture, which is now ao
well know n to farmers, ia an excellent
and cheap dieiniectaut for the poultry
house and yards, as is also the solution
known as Douglaßß mixture, which ia
pre Dared by dissolving a pound of cop
peras in two gallons of hot water and
then adding a glil about one ounce by
weigh') of sulphuric acid after ttie mix
ture ia cold. When Bprayed liberally
over every portion of ttie premises tbe
fungicidal will destroy not ouly tbe
germs oi disease but serve as au excel
lent preventive of lice also.
The cheapest substances may be ÜBed
for preventing disease. There is no
better preventive of gapes tban to use
lime freely in the poultry yards occu
pied by chicks, and it is claimed that
where rout; ex'sts in the soil, a mixture
of a pint of spirits of turpentine witb a
bushel of air slacked lime, freely and
carefully dusted over the floor and
yard* will eradicate the nuisance when
other remedies fail.
Cleanliness is the best method of pro
moting the thrilt and health of tbe
fowlß, and dry dirt, which is so plentiful
and easily obtained at this season, will
keep the floor of the poultry house clean
by absorbing the moisture of tbe drop
pingß. If a quart of tine, dry plaster is
added to each bushel of the dirt, the
combination will be excellent, and as
plaster is very cheap it should be kept
on hand ready for use.
Kerosene emulsion ia a cheap remedy
for lice, and can he made at a cost of
less than 1 per cent per gallon. With
aocb a cheap agei cy within rettch, lice
should be kept out of the poultry houae
entirely, and at no time ahould they
gain a lodgment therein. The best
tonic in summer time is plenty of fresh
water. Many yards are not always sup
plied in that reepect, and yet it is more
important than food, und certainly much
cheaper, aud will assist iv keeping tbe
heuß in good laying condition in sum
mer.
A pound of refuse tobacco tteeped in
a gallon of water, and tbe decoction
sprinkled over every part of the poultry
house, will make it very disagreeable
for all kinds of vermin. A pound of
Scotch snuff mixed in the same quantity
cf Pyrethrnm (inseot powder), ia almo t
a sure insect exterminator. Tobacco
refuse in the nests is used with excel
cellent results, and, aa it can be pro
cured at low coat in the shape of sweep
ings of factories, every poultryman
should procure a quantity fer uae. —
[The Poultry Keeper.
Street Tree Planting.
In • letter to tbe South Oalifornia
Farmer, Mra. Flora M. Kimball writes
as follows on tbe successful methods
pursued in National City:
"The following information is cheer
fully givsn witb the hope tbat every
unattractive town in this part of tbe
state might be as successful as we bave
been in transforming a barren waste In
to what promises to be a garden of ver
dure. The chief guarantee of success
is tbe sympathy and co-operation of tbe
people and the assistance of the city
trustees, both of which we bave. Every
body wanted the streets improved, and
tbe trustees aware aware of tbe popular
sentiment, voted liberal aid. Tbe work
was placed in my bands, and I was
given carte blanche in tbe selec
tion, purchasing, planting and hir
ing help. Tbia year's planting
completes tbree seasons and we bave
planted in all nearly 8000 trees. Streets
that have served the purpose and bad
the appearance of an uncultivated pas
ture have been opened and planted.
Tbe trees were selected ior tbeir adapt
ability to tbe climate and proximity to
the ocean. The following list comprises
the varieties, one variety only being
placed on a street. Sugar gum, blue
gum, pepper, palms, Orevilia robusta,
camphor, laurel, cypress and a new and
choice eucalyptus. Several redwoods
were donated and contrary to my ex
pectations are making good growth.
"A man who ia not afraid of long houra
with a epan of horses, water cart and a
b iv. performs all the labor of watering,
cultivating, staking, tying up and look
ing after squirrels and gophers. The
work is all done nnder my supervision,
a portion of my time each day being
given to street inspection. Planting
trees is a small part of street improve
ment When yonng they muat be care
fully looked after and will repay euch
care by rapid and healthful growth.
Our school teachers and school trustees
take especial pains to impress on the
minds of the children tbe importance of
having trees on the streets, and to the
credit of 200 little folks, not a tree has
been injured by them.
I find tbe sugar gum tbe most satis
factory every way; but in a locality
subject to frost tbe young plants might
suffer. Tbe expense of planting ia
borne by tbe city, wbich I consider the
fairest and aurest way of making a sue
cess of it."
Profitable Poultry.
Western Rural: The beginner in
poultry breeding is often puzzled as to
which breed to choose. After several
years of experience we have concluded
tbat there ia no best breed of poultry.
The man who prefers Leghorns will take
more care of a flock of this breed than
li- would a flock of mongrels or Plymouth
R oka, and they will be the best breed
ior him. 'The man who does not like
fowls at all will be apt to declare that
they do not pay t heir keep, and they wiil
not, simply because tbey are not kept in
a way that is worth paying for. The
Weatern Rural believes iv the paying
qualities of poultry bnt it has no favor
He breed, tiood care makes poultry pay
and this does not elaborate
buildings nor a runny bill of fare. A j
warm bouse and pleutly of feed in the
wav of grain v.iid vege ables of aoy kind
and plenty of ooportunity lor exercise
will put any flock oa a paying basis,
even if it is one of tbe old two-uotiud
kind of iieus. With tbe same kintl of
care, however, the improved breeds will
pay in tbe hands of any one, for tbey
have been bred to a purpose und tntve
the inherited capacity 10 proiuce more
eggs or lay on more it —I. from a civen
amount of food than mongrels will, just
as a Jersey or short-horn cow will give
greater returna than a native oue will
give. The beat specimens have been
bred from a long series of years, ami
the highest productiveness has become
characterietic. Keep improved poultry
by all means, but if yuu do uot. give
what you do keep good care.
Horticultural Commissioners.
Orange Grower: Judi-e McKiolev of
Los Augeles has recently rendered a de
cision touching the powers of horticul
tural commissioners which is of general
intereat.
S. 0. Davia waa arrested and com
mitted to jail for refusing to permit a
horticultural inspector to enter bis or
chard for tbe purpose of fumigating or
washing tbe trees. Davia applied for a
discharge on a writ of habeas corpus, on
the ground that he waa committed by a
magistrate without probable cause, to
answer to the superior court on the
charge of resisting an officer.
In concluding a lengthy opinion
Judge Mi X no-/ says:
The statu cc with reference to the
horticultural commissioners clearly give
tliem the right to enter upon tbe prop
erty of any party failing to eradicate
insect pests, after giving proper n tic-,
and those statutes have been complied
with iv thia case. Tbe only reason for
the discharge of tho petitioner is the
failure ou the part of tbe people to es
tablish either an actual interference or
a threat of violence, wbich would natu
rally deter a prudent man from'the per
formance of his duty. For tbia reason,
aud for no other, the petition for a writ
of habeas corpus will be granted.
The Law and Gospel of Pruning.
Mr. J. H. Hornbeck writes the So
noma County Farmer aB follows:
Tbe whole subject of pruning may be
thus summed up:
Study tree growth. Get acquainted
with each individual tree. Take off
anything you don't want as soon
ac you see it. Never allow a tree
to fork into two equal branches.
Keep a central stem on tbe model
of the cedar. Don't allow any
limbs to cross each other. Don't
cut off fruit spurs from young treea. Thin
out the fruit spurs of the old trees. Coax
trees to grow symmetrical and well hai
anced. Keep the top well open. Keep
all tools sharp and clean. Pretty hard
to do, many will say, but come aB near
as you can to this ideal and you will
have trees that will be both ornamental
and useful.
Fertilizing Orchards.
Californian: Many fruit growers are
complaining about imperfect fruit or
the inferior produce of their orchards,
when it is their own fault if auch is th c
oaee. They only take and do not give;
they gather tbe fruit, but neglect the
food. The tree ia at all timea hungry
and ready to take food, but more so in
the spring of the year when new life ap
pears again and it begina to bud out.
During thia time an extra amount
ol nourishment is necessary, par
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1894.
ticnlarly ii last year's frnit harvest
has been plentiful and drawing
heavy on the cap of life. In thia caae
plenty of fertiliser without any delay ia
needed. Tbe proper pruning muat not
be neglected; without tba aame tha
trees cannot produce good and healthy
fruit. Light and air are the principal
factors, be-idea the fertilizer, to assist in
the formation of the fruit and growth ol
the tree. From a thicket of branches
no good fruit may be expected. In tba
application of fertilizers for the above,
uae auch aa are preferable, whioh retain
water and ammonia for tha longeat
period.
The San Jose Scale.
Tbe agricultural department at Wash
ington ia interesting itself in tbe de
struction of the San Joae scale, which ia
considered the moet aerioue parasite
witb which California frnit growers have
to contend. A recent dispatch saya
active measures will at once be taken by
tbe department to destroy the ineecta
in all localities wbere they may be
found. Great damage to the fruit-grow
ing interests is anticipated by tbe de
partment if tbe scale is allowed to
spread. The state board of agriculture,
aided by the agricultural department,
bas just completed a aeries of fumigat
ing operations in Virginia wbich are
believed to have destroyed it in that lo
cality.
SMART GUMDROP PEDDLERS.
They Flay a Trick on People ln the Horrors
of Seasickness.
A gentleman living in a metropolitan
suburb was strolling down one of its
streets when he came by chance across
a couple—a man and a woman—whom
he immediately recognized aj having
been his fellow passengers in a steamer
crossing the channel. His reminiscences
wero not of a particularly agreeable na
ture, for he lost no time in getting them
arrested. The tale which he unfolded to
the police commissary was as follows:
The steamer had hardly left the Eng
lish port en route to the shores of France
when ho and about 50 other companions
in misery were seized with all the
symptoms of mal de mer. The only tray
eler who seemed exempt from suffering
was the mau who had been arrested.
He paced tho deck with the utmost com
placency, now and then taking from a
bonbon box a lozenge, which he swal
lowed with apparent satisfaction. The
woman in whose company he was met
in Paris acted on the steamer as if she
was a perfect stranger to him, and she
seemed indeed to bo the greatest victim
of them all. So intense was her suffer
ings that the man walked up to her and
offered her one of the lozenges, declar
ing that they were a sovereign remedy
against seasickness. She took one, and
iv the course of a few minutes said that
she was completely cured, and soon her
fellow passengers beheld her discussing
with considerable relish a plate of sand
wiches, washed down by a bottle of
stout.
One after the other they begged tho I
possessor of the marvelous lozenges to !
favor them with ono. "It so happens
that I am tho inventor," ho replied,
"and as I have a few boxes with mo I
shall bo most happy to oblige you with ,
them at tho rate of 20 francs each."
The unlucky passengers, whose misery
had in tho meantime rather increased
tlum otherwise, enthusiastically wel
comed tho offer, and soon all the boxes
were sold, the geutlemau from tho sub
urbs being tho purchuser of one.
But somehow the lozenges had no ef
fect. Not one of the buyers was to bo
seen calling for stout and sandwiches,
and tho whole party did not get to the
end of their troubles until they were
once more safely on terra firma. The
suburban gentleman had tho lozenges
analyzed, and they wero found to be or
dinary jujabes. Chanco had thrown the
couple in his way, and he told the po
lice commissary that lie was quite sure
that they bad acted this comedy for the
purpose of getting money out of thoir
fellow passengers. The man and the
woman both declared at first that the
suburban one must have mistaken them
for another couple, but afterward they
made a full confession. Oddly enough
they had gone to the suburb to inspect
a house which they had thought of buy
ing with the proceeds of the sale of
many boxes of jujube lozenges in nu
merous passages across tho silver streak
whin the stormy winds did blow. —Paris
Cor. London Telegraph.
Four Yearß In a Barber Shop.
"It is rather a curious fact, "said a
prominent local railroad man who sports
a luxurious beard, "that one of the few
occasions of nay going to church in re
cent years is responsible for my growing
this beard. The minister happened in
the course of his sermon to say that a
man spent a third of his time in sleep,
and that one living to the age of three
score and tt n would pass 23 years in
slumber. As tho sermon was not a par
ticularly interesting one, my mind wan
dered away from it, and I began calcu
lating how much of one's life would
be spent in a barber's shop. Allowing
a reasonable timo for waits and for the
actual process of shaving daily, I
soon discovered that in tie years left j
to mo, if I should attain tho patriarchal |
age of 70, I would spend at least four in
a barber's shop. Think of it! Con
demned to lour years in a barber's shop 1
That settled it, and although that waa
10 years ago I havo never been shaved
since. " —Philadelphia Record.
Keep Accounts.
Keeping household accounts is an af
fair, if not of necessity, still of tho great
est wisdom. In comparison with the
small amount of time and labor which
the doing so employs, the satisfaction
of knowing, at tho end of each year,
how tho family funds havo gone is thu
amplest compensation. One especial sat
isfaction gained from tho keeping of
household accounts is the ability, when
or if the necessity arises, to reduce ex
penditure', on tho outlay for luxuries
and unneoossaries. The money spent for
food, for medicines or for fuel is capa
ble of far less reduction than that used
for amusements, for wages or for cloth
ing, and a system of accounts wbich
w ill show at once where expenses can
be lessened is entitled to respectful con
sideration. —Philadelphia Times.
When you are on the street and wish
arry an umbrella under your arm,
liry it with the handle behind you s<
hat tho lance end will point downward
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UNATTAINED.
Wben Pan's Syrinx changed her form
To a nod by river's brim.
Straight he cat that reed and blew
Sounds divinely sweet to him.
For he knew the music fine
Was the soul of her dear shade.
Hour by hour he wooed her well.
That she might not wholly fade.
Kept the reed against his lips.
And so held her spirit near.
If perchance by some strange spell.
She repentant reappear.
Still he calls upon ber name.
Counting not his vision gone.
But he may uot bring to life
And her, living, look upon.
Tat he hopes to and so sings.
Here and tbere by tempest tossed.
What the heart with love pursue*
Never can be wholly lost.
Die it cannot while we hope.
Tbfoogh a shy, elusive gleam.
It must haunt the sunny heights
Near the valleys where we dream.
—Chicago Record.
A BIT OF NEWS.
"Write for The Times! Do yon im
agine you went to college for that? You
can't write."
"Have you ever given me the
chance?"
"No. But I know you couldn't. 1
dare say you've been counting on doinfl
this, eh?" The younger man bowed.
"And have been laying in a stock of
flowing rhetoric and fine spun theories,"
the elder continued. "Humph! Tha
Times wouldn't pay in a month's time
if we fed the pnblic on stuff of that sort.
What it wants is food of another kind."
"What's to prevent my providing it
as well as the other writers on the staff?
Is my college education to be a draw
back to me? If it is"
The sentence was left unfinished, and
the elder man silently returned to his
work of glancing over some copy spread
on the desk before him. When he had
finished the last page, he turned to the
first and wrote "m. g." across the top.
"What does that mean?" George
Stanton inquired.
"Those letters stand for 'must go.' "
"Then whatever bears them goes?"
His uncle surveyed, him with a grim
smile lighting his face.
"It's apt to," ho said dryly.
"Then anything I might write would
be printed, regardless of its merit, if
you so marked it?"
"Certainly. But you must remember
that an uncle indulgent to faults and
the proprietor of this paper—a sucessful
business enterprise — are two distinct
personalities"
"Which you bear. I understand. But
surely literary merit cuts some figure?"
"Urn—if the mime of the writer who
possesses it is well known, it does."
"Not otherwise?"
The elder man shook his head em
phatically. "I've no use for 'em."
"Why, that makes out the newspaper
of today a money making machine of
the lowest order," George Stanton ex
claimed indignantly. "The brains of
tho concern are subservient to the busi
ness office."
"Exactly."
There was a pause, during which the
younger man tipped back his chair
against the wall and gazed abstractedly
at the ceiling. At length he brought the
legs of tho chair to the floor with em
phasis.
"I still maintain that it isn't fail
that I shouldn't be given a trial," he
remarked.
"I suppose you've got a batch of
manuscripts all ready to fire at me."
The nephew's face flushed. "I thought
so. Well, I don't want "em. Now, see
here. What this paper wants isn't rhet
oric, it isn't eloquence, it isn't philoso
phy, it isn't literary merit, as you call
it. It's just life—plain, everyday life.
I wouldn't publish the most beautiful
flight of fancy that was ever written.
I've no use for that sort. But life—
things near, local, personal—give me
those. If you keep your eyes and ears
open, you'll find more tragedy in ono
block of San Francisco than in the wholo
of Shakespeare."
"Then you give me the chance?"
Frederick Stanton hesitated. "It's
open to you the same as it is to all," he
replied indifferently. "You would be
paid for space work at our regular rates,
providing we accepted it. Mind you, I
don't say I'll take what you write."
"But if it suits you'll'm, g.' it?"
"If it suits," the other repeated a
little sarcastically, with a movement
which closed the interview.
A week later the young man again
presented himself in his uncle's private
office.
"I've followed your advice, Uncle
Fred, and taken life for my subject."
He threw himself into a chair and gave
a twist to his head in the direction of
the inner door. It was slightly ajar, and
he rose and shut it ..-before he resumed.
"You see, what you said about the
tragedies of life, and of course I inferred
that you meant the comedies as well,
being right under our noses, as it
were, set me to thinking. Meantime I
have found out the true meaning of your
mystic letters. Whatever bears them
must go in the columns of the next is
sue, regardless of time, space or other
consideration. They are so potent as to
require uo explanation, no suggestion
from the moldersof public opinion who
preside in the editorial den. Whatever
an editor may receive from a proprietor
initialed'm. g.' will be printed, even if
it be the death warrant of the entire
staff."
"Is this a lecture on the depravity of
the press in general, or my own paper
in particular?"
•' Neither. It is to let you know that I
have been further enlightened since we
last discussed this subject. I now un
derstand what exists as a mighty factor
in the man'igement of a newspaper, and
I wiiut you to put it on tiie top of that "
He tossed some sheets of closely written
paper on the desk in front of the other.
"Humph!"
" Tf 1 listen I may gather tho very
material he wants*' I said. I listened.
Eureka! 1 flatter myself that I've got
something spicy and realistic enough to
suit even you!"
"I told you that if you wrote any
thing fit to set up type for it would be
judged impartially and paid for at the
reguhir rates."
"It isn't the pay so much," George
Stanton replied contemptuously.
"Want to see yourself in print, I sup
pose. Well, let's see what you've pro
duoed.'' He took up the sheets before
him and began to read them. When he
had finished, he turned to his nephew
In surprise. His eye beamed with the
delight begotten of "scoops."
"Well, my boy, that's a corker!" he
laid heartily. "Where did yon get it?"
"Listened and heard aome old gossips
tell it, as you told me to da All I know
is that it's tho escapade of a woman
high in 'local social circles,' just as I've
said."
"Escapade?" his uncle repeated. "I
should oall it pretty near being a crime.
She goes to a midnight supper during
her husband's absence from town, and
after conducting herself in a scandalous
manner there she escapes when threat
ened with discovery by personating Mra.
H , a prominent woman of well
known rapid proclivities, has the supper
charged to her account, and—urn!—she
goes a little too far for safety in that
escapade."
"Of course I had to exaggerate it a
trifle—touch np the high lights, you
know."
"And darken tho shadows. Well,
that's what we want, and you've hit it
the first time. Only, if we conld give
tho name of the woman who did it or
those of hor relatives, it would be
stronger. Don't know it, eh?"
"No."
"Well, the name of the woman she
personated is enough for one scoop, and
we've got that Perhaps others may
know it, and it'll sot 'em to talking."
He took up his blue pencil and wrote
"m. g." at the top of the page. "Per
haps you'll make a newspaper man,
after all, in spite of your college educa
tion. Who knows?"
George Stanton seized the manuscript
and hurried on with it to the editorial
den, where he deposited it gleefully
npon the top of a pile of papers on the
editor's desk. After that, dinner, the
theater, supper, followed in succession,
and at midnight he tried to possess him
self with patience to await the arrival
of the paper which would contain his
maiden effort in journalism.
An overwhelming disappointment
awaited him, for when he unfolded the
sheet not a line of his production could
he find. After searching several times
through the 18 pages bf the paper the
conviction was forced upon him it had
been omitted.
He hastened to his uncle's office, for,
although it was Sunday morning, he
knew he should find him there.
"My article has been omitted," he
announced.
His uncle surveyed the crestfallen
luntenanee before him.
"Omitted? I haven't hart time to
glance at the paper yet—there's so much 1
of it, hut it can't be possible."
"It is though. Here's the paper. Look
for yourself.''
The proprietor glanced hastily over
the sheet.
"I never knew Bacon to do such a
thing before in all the 17 years he's
been ou the paper."
"Where is he?"
"Home, I suppose. I haven't seen
him. Ring up the porter and find out."
The man reported that Mr. Bacon had
been in his office all night, "walking up
and down, sor, strangelike. I axed him
wor anyone after him, but he said 'No,'
kinder abscutmiudcdliko, and wint on
walkin up and down."
Frederick Stanton dismissed the man.
His words had deepened the mystery.
"I can't understand this nt all. Come,
George; we will find ont what it
means."
At the door of tho editorial office a
haggard face confronted them. Mr.
Bacon silently ushered in his visitors
and closed tint- door. . . , -
"I sent yon onto stuff last night,
Bacon," said Frederick Stanton, "and
I've come to hear your explanation—if
you cau give one—as to why you kept it
back."
The man addressed began to pace the
room nervously.
"It was about—a woman," he said
finally.
"Well, what of it?" demanded his
superior. "Hor name wasn't mention
ed, though it ought to have been, and
if it had been is that any reason why
yon should scruple to publish what I
send iv? You'vo never hesitated before
over such a trifle as a woman's reputa
tion."
There was an ominous pause.
"We may as well understand one an
other first as last," the speaker con
tinued. "It will never do for an editor
to doubt the policy of an owner. You
would be asking my reasons next. If
you are to presume to dictate to me, we
may as well sever our connection at
once."
The man addressed staggered slightly.
His face paled, aud a hunted look came
into his eyes.
"It was only a woman's reputation
that was at stake," he said quietly,
"but the woman was—my wife!"—
John How Barirate in Argonaut;.
Mrs. Balliugton Booth*
Mrs. Baliiugton Booth resides at
Montclair, N. J. She is the mother of
a sturdy little son of 6 years and a baby
girl 16 months old. Although she is so
much engaged in lecturing and other
Salvation Army work, her home is well
kept, and her children aro healthy and
sunny tempered. Mrs. Booth manages
to make her trips short, with frequent
returns home, where all her time, aside
from her oflice work, is devoted to her
children. '' Wo have such good times to
gether," she says.—Now York Tele
gram.
Blonds and the Butter Color.
I should like to warn tho delicate
blond against investing herself in the
new butter color. It is only suited to
brunettes or those blonds whose tints
are positive rather than negative. With
an olive skin and clear, rich coloring
the butter color is exactly what is need
ed to show the complexion to advan
tage. —Madge in Loudon Truth.
And IVlumma Coughed Loudly.
Friend of the Family—Why, Katie,
you've lost a wheel off your doll car
riage. What has become of it?
Miss Katie—Mamma say 3 papa got it
In his head the night he went skatin all
over town. I 'xpect it's there yet.—
Chicago Tribune.
Love is a bird of passage that women
await with curiosity in youth, retain
with pleasure iv matures years and al
low to escape with regret when old age
creeps upon ther^»
BANKING UUCSB4.
THE NATIONAL BANK OF CALIFORNIA.
Report to Comptroller May 4, 1894.
RESOURCES. LIABILITIES.
Cash on hand and In bank $213,639 22 Capital stock, paid ln cola $250 000 00
United States bonds, 159.600 00 nurplus 6,000 00
Demand loins. 9.0,22132 Undivided profits 7,660 30
Time loans 143 OSS 12 Circulation ...1,....... . 133,000 00
School bo ds and other 10, MS 00 Deposits SSI 009 01
Furniture and fixtures 8,045 00
Real eatate. 27,904 65
$78J,569 61 $780,5 69~81
foe National Bank of California is on iof he few bsnks that, successfully stood theshock
of the laic p tile anl mstn'alnoil full coin ay meats rlihi. through.
The .atio lai Bide ol Ca Ifornia pays no t merest on 4* ioslts a any form, offers no spec
ial lndnceme.iis for ba.lness other than reliability when cm to ours exercise their right to de
mand their money.
in the mstter ot loans tt looks mora to reliability than high rates of Interest, and fl»slrei
no loans except from good and reilao.e parties, a.id theu exajta gootl security, belleviog that
no bank Is bettor or saore reliable than Its loans.
-KDIRECOTORSk—
O. H. CHUROHIIa* O. T. JOHNS N, JOHN WOLFSE.fI H, H. SHERMAN.
W, L GttAVtfS, B. F C KLOKKE GEORO < I RVIN*.. N. W. STOWEI.L
W. S. DsVAN, T. K. NEWI.iN, A. HißtlY, JOHN K. SI a RULE,
JOHN M. U MARBLE. 1
OF LOS ANGELS', f
CAPITAL STOCK $400,00.
SURPLUS 200.00* i
J. M. X i.ki I', Preal ent.
W. G. KEROKHOFF, V.-Pres't.
FR.\NK A. UIRSON Cashier.
, <?. B. 8H A i" FER, Ass't Caihlel.
directors:
. Al. Elliott, J. D. Bicknell,
t, Q. Btory. H. Jevne,
J. V. HooEer, W. C. P'tterson,
Wm G. Kerckhoff
STATEMENT UF CONDITION MAY 4, 1891
RESuVRCaS, *
Loans and discounts, $1,023,826 02
Overdrats 5,7u2 34
V. . bi nls to secnre circulation
<4«, par) 50,000 00
Stocks, securities, eto 224,043 56
i Banking house, furniture and
fixtures 56,000 00
! Other -ea' estate 18,224 92 !
| Fire per cent redemption fund. 2,290 00 I
| Cash and sight exchange 689,671 85 |
82 070.406 69
LIABILITIES.
1 Capital stock. a. 400,000 00 I
Sup Us.. so. 00 OO
i n Ivldel p oats 133,96b 47
Clreulailoi. 35,920 oO
Deposit* 1,420,017 22
5 191*t $2,070 406 69
J 08 ANGELEB NAT ON AL BanZ
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY.
Capital $500,000
Surplus 67 000
Total 657,000
- GEORGE H. BONEBRAKE, P esldeut.
WARRtN GI l.ai.K , Vice-President.
F. C. HO - BS, (ashlar.
E W. CUE, Assistant Cashier.
DIRECTOR-,
George H. Booeb ate, Warren Giilolen, P. M.
Green, i;b»s. A. Msrrine , W U. Browu, A. W.
lrat.csco, E. P. Johnson, M. T. Allen, F. C. i
Howes. 9-15 tf I
savings bank;
of Southern California
; 152 N. Spring St., Los Angelea. ;
t OAPITAt. STOOK. SIOO.OOO, I
j —DIRECTORS— !
( J. H. BRALY. Prest. BIMON MAIER. V.-P. <
J W. D. WOOLWINE, Cfishr. A.H BRALY, Sec ]
S H. JEVNE, W. O. PATTERSON, F. A. GIBSON, }
\ J M. ELLIOTT, 0. N. HAPSON, R. W. POINDEXTER -
LOS ANGELES SAVING.-* BANK,
236 N. Main street
Cspitsl stock $100.00*
Surplus 85 000
H. W. Hellman, Hre.'t. J. w. Plater, V -Pros'
w. M Caswell, Chsbt r.
Directors; I. W. Hellman, R. s Baker, H. W.
Hell rran. J E Plater I W. Hellm in, Jr.
Iritero-t paid on deposits, jaonev to oan ou
j fir t class r -ale tale. 11 • 1 11
WANTS TO REMAIN IN JAIL.
a Prisoner In the Idaho Penitentiary Raises
a New Legal Question.
Few people prefer prison life to the
freedom enjoyed by persons who have
never beeu compelled to don the striped
garb, but such a ono is Narcisse Nero,
an Italian, who for the past 11 months
has been incarcerated in the penitentiary
for a burglary committed in Kootenai
county. Nero has been an exemplary
prisoner, and although his sentence was
for one year his good behavior, under
the rules of the institution, earned him
one month's commutation. The 11
months expired the other day, and Ward
en Campbell informed him he was at
liberty to depart.
Nero said he did not want to go. Life
within the prison walls was for him pref
erable to being turned adrift in a cold
world.
The warden told Nero he was sorry for
him, but his time was up, and he would
be -equired to leave the home to which
he had become so attached in so short a
time.
Then Nero adopted new tactics. He
raised the point that he did not have to
accept the month's rebate on his sentence
for good behavior unless he pleased to.
He did not desire to accept it, and there
fore could not be put out until the expira
tion of the full 12 months.
This raised an entirely new question,
and Deputy Warden Cuddy was dis
patched to lay the case before Governor
McConnell. The governor instructed
Warden Campbell to allow Nero to re
main until the return of the attorney
general. The governor said if it should
be shown such action was wrong he
would pay for Nero's board out of his
own pocket.—Boise Statesman.
A HERO'S MONUMENT.
One of the Terrible Incidents of the Civil
War Recalled.
G. W. Humphrey of Shelby county,
Mo., has just ordered a monument to be
placed over the grave of Hiram Smith
at Palmyra, Mo. Smith was a victim of
the McNeil butchery, which occurred at
Palmyra during tho war, and which was
one of the most brutal aft'airs known in
history.
One of General McNeil's men was
missing, as the story goes, and he be
lieved that he had been foully dealt
with. McNeil announced that if the
missing man was not turned up by a
certain time he would select a number
of citizens from the community and put
them to death.
People looked upon it as an idle threat,
but the time came, and McNeil did aahe
said ho would do. Humphrey's father
was one of the men selocted and would
have been murdered with the rest had
not his friend, Hiram Smith, volunteered
to take his place iv the doomed column
and die in his stead. Humphrey was a
married man, and Smith was single, and
on thie account permitted himself to be
shot so that his friend might be spared
to his family. The children of Mr. Hum
phrey have long intended to erect a mon
ument over the grave of the young hero
who died to spare their father, but the
matter has been put off until now.—
Quincy (Ills.) Cor. St. Louis BepuMic,
FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK OF
Loi Angel t», Cal.
OldMtand Largest Bank ln Southern
California.
Capital (psld upl S 500,000
Surplus and profits 780,000
**a*l $1,280,000
1 ISA lAS W. HELLMAN President
HERMAN W. HELL,MaN„ Vloe-Pleshlent
, JOHN MILNkH Ca-hlet
11. J. FLEISHMAN Assistant Cat :u»t
directors:
W. H. Perry. Ozro W. Ultllds, J. 1. Lanker
shlm, 0. I. Thorn, C. Ddcommun, H. W. Hell,
man, T. L. uque, A. Glassel , I w. Heilman.
Exchange for ale on all tba principal cities
of the United Statea, Europe, China aud Japan.
STATE LOAN AND TRUST co.
N.W. cur, second A Spring «v., Los Angelea
CAPITAL $500 000
UNDIVIDED PRO N ITS 42,500
a general banking business transacted.
Interest at S percent paid on time deposits.
OFFICERS!
W. fl. COCHRAN, Pres't
H. J. WOOLLAOOTT. Ist V.-Pres't.
JAB. F. TOWELL 2d V.-Pres't.
JOHN w. A. OFF, Cashier.
directors:
H. J. Woollaoott, W. P. Gardiner,
A. A Huheard. O. T. Johnson,
H. B n. brake* >' 0 Johnson,
W. G. Cochran, B. F. Ball,
, P. M. Oreen, John W. A. Off,
James F. To well. S-9tl
SO U THK B. N CALIFORNIA NATIONAL BANK
101 8. Spring at., Nadeau n.ock.
L. N. BREED President
WM. F HO-BY SHELL Vioe-Prelrtent
0. N, FUN Cannier
W. H. HO I.IDAY Asslsunl Cashier
Capita!, paid ln (Old coin 8200. 00
' urp ii- and und Tided pr< fits. 25,0 >0
Authoriz d oapliai 600.000
DIRECTORS:
t, N. Breed, H. T. Neweil, Wm. H, Avery,
Silas Holrnm, W. H Ho: Idar, B. ('. 80-by
she 1, i. Haartn. Frink R der, D. RemlcE,
Tlios. Go>«, Wm. F. Boshyaheli.
I UNION BANK OF SAVINGS
CAPITAL STOCK. $200,000
223 S. Spring St., LOS ANGELES.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS '
... W. Stimson Wm. Ferguson W. E. McVay
Prest. VusPrssi. Cashier
C. 6. Harrison ». H. Mott R. M. Baker
A. E. Pomeroy 8. A. Butler
INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS
MAIN SitlEßr SAVIN .S BANK AND
Trust Compauy.
Capl a' 8200,000
426 8. Hxln St., I.os Angel.-.-, al.
J. B. Lt\KER HIM !'lO'id«nt
8 c. HUrIBELL Vice-President
J. V. WACH I'BI Cashier
H W. He luian. K. C"hn, J. H Jo es, 0 T.
Johnson, W. G KrektaotT. 11. W. O'.vle veney,
Imiereat aid on a I deposits. lu-26 tf
A If DEPARTuRE
Not a Dollar Need Be Paid Ua for
Treatment of Rupture Until
Cure Is i ffected.
SPECIALISTS
ucilively cure in from thirty to sixty
days all kinda of
RUPTURE
VARICOCELE, HYDROCELE, PILES AND
FISSURE, FISTULA, ULCERATIONS, etc.eio,
without the use of knife, drawing blood or de
tention from business.
Disease of Womea Skillfully TreaUl.
CONSULTATION AND EXAMINATION FREE
Can refer interested parties to prominent Los
Angeles citizens who havj been treated by
them. Cure guaranteed.
Hsli 8. MAIN ST., COft. SEVENTH.
3-7 12m LOS ANGELES. CAL.
• LOST MANHOO»
Easily, Quickly and Permanently Restored.
CELEBRATED EMiI.ISH liEUEPY *>
) It is sold on a positive JHf —» -3
.uarantee to cure any (3s flat wl
torm of nervous pros- \t JsJJ
trationor any disorder 1
el the genital organs of
I either sex,eaused gfp-
>for©> by excessivi * nse of After.
,ls*xo. Alcohol or Oplutu, or on account
f,i Youthful Indiscretion or over indulgence etc..
DltViiioss. Conrulsions. Wakefulness. Flcadnche,
Veutal Depression, Softening of the Brain. Weak!
IVeinorj. Searing Down Pains. Seminal Weakness.
Hysteria, Nocturnal Emissions, Spermatorrhoea*
Lias of Power and Impotency. which if neglected*
may Isad to premature eld age ant 4 insanity.
Positively guaranteed. Price. $' .00 a box; 6 bnxea
ffsr SJi 00. Sent by '.mil on receipt of Price. A written
triir.antee furnished v-Hh every 85.00 order received,
to refund "'<: money it a permanent cure is tot
Ljcted •
For sale by GEO. H. FREEMAN CO., 108 North
Spring street.
Kerekhoff-Cuzner
MILL AND LUMBER COMPANY
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Main Ofllce: Los Angeles.
Wholesale Yard at San Pedro.
Branch Yards: Pomona, Pasadena, Lauiantla,
Azuss. Burbank, Plaiting Mills: Los Angelas
and Pomona. Cargoes lurnished to order.
"MrrapiiiNr
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA.
The regular COURSE OF LECTURES will
begin Friday, June Ist, at 9 a.m., at tbe College
building. Stockton street, near Chestnut, dan
Francisco,
R. A. McLEAN, M, D., Dean.
JO j Kearney it,, aor. Bush. S»a Fisuoiaoo,
5-H ill-wii,

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