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AMONG
THE AUTHORS
The advent offtMr. Oharlea F. Lam
aia to locate in.Los Angeiea ia a good
lluatratlon of tlte troth ol the scriptu
ral adage about the prophet and hia
awn country;. If iaoase well known east
ern writer ol eguai prominence, the
author oi hail a ditzen popular booka and
a regular contributor to ali the leading
magazines, should settle in Southern
California and begun ayatematic study
into the literary txaeaarial presented in
tbe field, tbe fact would probably be
widely chronicled and would be tbe sub
ject of much comment among our peo
ple.
But except lor a brie! peraonal in the
dailiea, the return of Mr. Lummfis has
bean scarcely neticsd. He ia known to
everyone who wae here before or during
the boom, and aa far as hia literary rep
utation is concerned, he haa giiown up
among us. Being an unusully modest
and unostentatious man, with rather a
pronounced dislike lor society aad a dis
position to turn hie back on ita conven
tionalities, he goes his own way, turn
ing ont brilliant magazine article or
aucceaaful books, without concerning
Charles F. Lwumit.
himeelfat all about uib famo tb.>t iie ia
telling or failing to get, and quite indif
ferent to whatever recognition or lack of
it hia return to Los Angeles may have
called forlb.
Mr. Lummis cams to L'»s Angeiea in
February, ISBS and became city editor of
the Times. His manner of coming was
a little unusual, for be came on foot all
the way from Chillicothe, O. As he waa
expecting to make hie permanent home
So tbe west, it aeemed to him a good
plan to thoroughly familiarize himself
with all ita characteristics, and he re
solved to walk to the Pacifio coaat. The
distance covered waa 8607 tnilea, coming
by a rather circuitous route, and tbe
time consumed was 143 darn. As an
athletic ieat this waa no mean perform
ance. The deicription of the undertak
ing as set forth in hie book, A Tramp
Across the Continent, forms a highly en
tertaining tals.
In hie college daya (Mr. Lummis was
• graduate of Harvard, '82), he was
noted for his strength and skill as an
athlete, and his unusual physique, com
bined with tireless industry, led him
into a mistake which coat him several
yeara of illness and very nearly sacri
ficed his life. Tbe position of a city
editor oa a progressive paper in a rapidly
growing town is anything bnt a sine
cure. The amount of work that it de
mands of a man is limited only by the
amount of his strength, endurance and
industry. There was no limit to Mr.
Lummis' industry, and he fondly imag
ined there was no limit to bis strength
and endurance. He allowed himself
only an hour or two of sleep a day, for
long periods of time, with no vacation
and no time of leisure. It was not his
good fortune to break down slowly with
Irequent warnings. When the catastro
phe happened it came like a cyclone,
and the form it took waa that whioh ia
moat like death—paralysis. Thia waa
during the last days of 1888 when he
wasfjserving his fourth year as a Los
Angelas newspaper man.
The first shock deprived him of the
nse of his lelt arm, and it is only within
eighteen montbd that it has been re
stored to him. Subsequent shocks de
prived bim of the use of hie left side and
rendered him at ena time apeecbleaa. A
story of his which wns recently syndi
cated by MoClnre describes with s mel
ancholy distiootnaas and force the
horrors of thia epoch of hia life.
It is hard to believe that it was during
thia period, when he was in tbe opinion
of many of bia friends merely lingering
at tbe entrance to the tomb, that be
achieved most of the work that haa
made him famous. While he was still
a college boy the Atlantic hud accepted
one nf bia poems, and a small volume of
tbem printed on birch bark had obtained
some popularity and hnd been com
mended by suoh men kh Longfello'.v,
Holmes, Andrew Lang ana others. It
was not until hia illness had driven him
out of newspaper work and compelled
him to flee to the mountains of New
Msxioo for peace and free air, that he
began systematically to write for tbe
magazines and to gather material for
booKB. Hie name presently began to
appear in Scribner's, Century and the
Cosmopolitan, and a series of papers on
the iile aud way! of the Pueblos written
for young leaders and nppeariug in Ht.
Nicholas attracted wide-spread atten
tion. At the same time the pages of
Puck and life began to sparkle with his
bright tillage, and his friends, laughing
over gome quaint fancy, stopped to won
der how a uinn apparently blutited in
body could be go extraordinarily alertin
mind.
During hia period of newspaper work,
Mr. Lumiuit) hail experimented a little
wi'h photograph/, and on going to live
i mon;; tbe Pueblos lie systematic
\*oru, portraying every phuze of their
life gnd custom '. He lias now a collec
tion which probably caunot be paral
leled lor scietitilic accuracy an«Vco:u
pleleuees in the study of ui:y l Nem
r*<fa. n.
In 18!)2, aiter Mr. l.uramia' books i /*,
begun to appear, and he had obtain?.'
some note as a historian, explorer and
writer of stories and eketcaee, he was
engaged by Hanry Villard to accsmpany
the eminent ethnologist. A. F. Bando
lier, an a aeieatiflo expedition into Peru
and Bolivia. He remained there a
year, bat finding the situation not en
tirely to hia taste, owing to the faol that
it naceasitated a asparatrion irom hia wile
and lamily, he returned to America aad
aetilsd hlmtelf permanently in Loa An
geiea. He haa purchased a home in the
southern part of the city, and there ia a
queer little den in the attio he worka
with hia old lime industry over tbe great
maaa ol Spaniah-American material that
be haa collected lor magazine and book
uae.
An important event in the literary
history of thia section has been the ac
ceptance by Mr. Lara alia ot the editor
ship ol the hand ol Sunshine. Thia
magazine, although comparatively
youthful, haa already achieved aome
reputation lor the excellence oi ita lit
erary and illustrative work. Its pub
lishers dsclare their intention ol build
ing up a first-class illustrated periodical
on the coast at a low price. Combining
the fine taste of the author with the
worldly wladem and bnaineaa tact ol the
newspaper man, Mr. Lummia may be
relied upon to coatribute, in a large
measure, to the future auocesa ol the
undertaking.
Mr. Lummia' booka published to date
are as followa: A New Maxloo t>avtd,
and Other Storiee of the Sontbweat,
publiahed by Soribneri in 1891. It con
tains a number of unique illustrations
Irom Mr. Lnmmia' own photograpba; A
Tramp Aeroaa the Continent, publiahed
by Sen oners in 1892, which deaoribee
Mr. Lummia' famous walk from Ohio to
California; Some Strange Cornera ol
Our Country, publiahed by the Century
company in 1893, which contains a
number of entertaining atoriea and
sketches tbat originally appeared in St.
Nicholas: Tbe Land of Poco Tiempo,
published by Scribnera in 1893, haa re
ceived tbe hearty commendation
of a number ol tbe beat critics
uf Europe and America; The Spanish
Pioneera, publiahed by A. 0. McOlury
& Co., in iP.il, preaanta for the firat
time in popular form tbe conclnaiona ol
modern acience ceaearning the cenqueat
and colonization ot North and South
America; Tbe Man Who Married the
Moon, a collection of quaint pneblo folk
lore atoriea publiabed by the Cen
tury company in 1894, which although
but a few months Irom the prees, has
received high commendation in impor
tant quarters. All ol theae books are
illustrated with Mr. Lummia' photo
grapba or with drawings baaed on hia
photographs.
As Mr. Lummia ia atill a very young
man, being now only 36 yeare ol age, a
great deal ol good work may be expect
ed ol him in the future. He ia infinitely
induatrioua and thoroughly conscien
tious about bis work, and hia books
ahow a happy harmony oi aoorrect liter
ary taste with aeieatiflo acouraey. That
he abonld have finally asttled in Loa An
geiea to begin the ayatematic atudy ol
the archeology and history ol thia sec
tion is an important event in tbe affairs
of Southern California.
C. D. Willard.
•••
JOSIAH WBD3WOOD. F. K. S., HIS PERSON
AL HISTORY, by Samcel Smiles, L. L. D.
Harper 6 Brothers, New York.
Dr. Smiles, as a writsr, baa possibly
done more good to the youths who read
than any ball dozen modern writers, for
bis works are full of tbe wisdom and ad
vice of Solomon, put in a meat enter
taining form. A lazy boy who had to
read a chapter oi Proverbawith the idea,
on bis parents' pott, that it would arouae
bis industry and make him ambitious,
would probably go to slsepover tbe first
verasa ; but if be were given Dr. Smiles'
Chronicles, Sail Help or Thrift be would
read to the end, and profit. All of hia
booka are helpful and encouraging, and
while lull ol practical wiadom, are baaed
upon ths most diatinctive featurea oi
Chriaiiaa character.
Thia latest work from hia pan ia iv
exaotly tbe aame line aa his otbara ; lor
no one can peruse hia hiatory of the
atnrdy old potter without being strength -
ened in a determination to pluckily
persevere, despite all obataclea, in what
ever courae circumatancea may have
placed the reader.
He pictures Wsdgwood'a carsar from
ths time when nine yeara old.the young
est of thirteen children, he went to work
in bis brother's pottery at Burslsm, and
his starting in business for himself with
a capital of >'_<; to his death as one of
the richest and moat distinguished msu
in England; a man "to impress tbe
minds of tbe generation be lived in, aud
to hand down on example of greatness
and probity to the generations whioh
followed him."
What VVedgwooddid for his art it is
needless to detail hers. Everybody ia
familiar with "quaensware" which he
invented, and (trt crazy persona ii thay
can get a bit of his jasperware, of white
bisque porcelain, stained with pleasing
tinta, particularly the fine mazarine
blue, the color tons o! which haa never
been perfectly imitated, treasure it aa
mora than gold. He raised the standard
of British pottery from a hideously re
pulsive condition to a duplication of the
highest features of Etruseau grace and art
quality, and in doing this and more he
became one of tbe world'E greatest phi
laathropista.
John Wesley visited Burslsm about
1760 and found everything rude, barbar
ous and uncivilized, Tbe morals of the
poople were brntsl and vicious. He vis
ited tha same place in 1781, after Wedg
wood had established his splendid pot
tsry, and made the following; entry : "I
returned to Burelem. Here ie tbs whole
face of the country improved iv about
20 vesrs ! Inhabitants have continuous"
Iv flowed in from every side. I lance the
wilderness is literally become a fruitful
fiald. Hou.es, villages and towns have
sprung up. and the oountry is not more
improved tlisu the people."
WIMPi.ESAND CEI3PINO FIN'S. bvTitnODORE
Cji 11.os. Harper . Broi., Now Yora.
This is a book that will doliglit mi
ladi, whethor she bo the new woman
with too much brains, or the raal
woman with enough brains to under
stand tbat the more charming ghe
makes herself, the more altruistic her
misaion in life bncvir.es. The subtitle
oi the book is "being studies of the
coiffure otid ornaments ol women."
Mr. Childa goen back to tbe days
when tho pyramid* were young, when
there were more Cleopatras and Asps-
Bias than Dr. Mary Walkers or Suann B.
Anthonys, and draws a lively picture of
women's artifices in enliaucing tbe'r
beauties down to the seatury end fads
of today, lie does uot v. rile aa a man
milliner, neither as a pedant, but with v
fascinatingcombination of learning and
wit tbst is mußt engaging.
The greater part of his dainty book ia
given up to descriptions of hair dress
*,OS ANGELES HERALDf SUNDAY MOBNTNGJ DECEMBER 2, 185*,
ing, but the most entertaining portion
is that whioh treats oi jewels.
lie balds with roach reason that coif
fare and ornament depend on certain
principles and conditions oi art, and be
brings to bear in his little treatise illus
trations and examples frem the world's
great historians, painters and sculptors:
"pietarea aad statues," as be says,
"that are the glory oi the museums oi
Europe, hot which hays perhaps rarely
been regarded hitherto In tbe speoial
light of models worthy el study and im
itation by the erudite successors of
Monsieur Lefevre, er as sources of in
spiration by ladies who are zealous to
fulfill tbeir mission of emblems of
beauty and visions of eomelineea."
He has ransacked all tbe lore of
Egypt, Asia, Greece, Rome and Spain
down to and through the eighteenth
century aad the romantic period, and
the illustrations iaelude lovely women
Irons Verms Anadyomene in the more or
less "altogether" costume that lady
favored, to ths grand dames ol the last
century.
The enthusiasm ol the author is soon
conveyed to the reader, who, no matter
how much he may admire tbe pro
gressive teadancy ol the lair stx ol
today, will find hisassli eoboiag Mr.
Chi!Js' conclusions, "that for a women
gifted with beauty the ideal occupation
is to wear beautiful clothes and orna
ments and look charming. He would
lain see women loaded with jewelry like
idols, with diadems aud ear plates on
heads, long droppers in their ears, their
bosoms glittering with neoklaoes, their
wrists eaeircled with girdles ol glory,
their arms stiff with bracelets, and their
ankles bedecked with riuga that would
jingle as they walk."
What Mr, Childa wonld do about
women not "gifted with beauty,"
is another story. But the book is none
the less charming, entertaining and in
structive, and should certainly be read
by every woman who wishes to know
that beautifioation and ornamentation
depend on higher judgment than these
possessed by Mr. Worth or Mr. Tiffany.
OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM, and Other
ro-ms, by Ansa OLCOTT Commelin, Kvo,
110 pages. Fancy cloth, gilt. Trice, $1.50.
FowierA Wells company, publishers, Mew
York.
An exceedingly well made book, so far
SB the publisher's art goes, and at
tractive at first sight te even the casual
reader. But its dainty cavers are mere
ly an expression ol the verse within
them. The first poem gives its title to
the volume, and that is charmingly set
off by the beaming child iaceß ol the
really beautiful design on the Irontie
piece. The topics tbat represent the
author's mute are various, now expres
sive ol livliaets, hope and sunay joyful
ness, anon reflecting some phase ol sad
ness that ia common enough among our
home life. The Foema ol Sorrow are
sweet, and to the sorrowful can not but
be acceptable. They breathe a gentle
spirit that is replete with consolation.
Among tbe miscellaneous poems tbe
aseriptive te the golden rod as A Na
tional Flower, ia oae ol the meat fin
ish ed preductiena ol the volume. Sam
met Friends is a very delicate bit of
work. Tbe Poet's Gift, The Light
Within, are to be mentioned also, while
My Valentine is a charming leature oi
schoolgirl prankiabneas. Mra. Comme
lin'a lyric fancy ie decidedly taking, and
dealing aa it doea with tbinga iv real
home and aociety life, her conceits im
prest and leave that feeliag which ia
experienoad when a ray of sunshine
glances upon us. She has given ua just
the book lor our home table, the com
panion for the moment or an hour's
| reading, and a genial, hopeful compan
ion at any time.
WEALTH AGAINST COMMONWEALTH, by
Hen by D. Lloyd. Harper A Brothers,
New York.
Many students of politics who delve
into the pages of tbe Congreaaional
Record and Taw reporta have of late
yeara come to a similar point of visw as
| tbe socialist, who has only attempted to
put on a scientific basis the incoherent
demands ol the wageworker and labor
reformer; tbat is, tbat the present sys
tem of production, exchange and labor
|is all wrong; tbat iv consequence of
tbeaa defacta tbe laws bearing on theae
matters have become vicious and partial,
and that unlets reason Boon prevails at
tbe ballot box ths result will become
a serious struggle detween classes. It
is sad to note that in the face of tbe
frightful impressions of tbe problems
now confronting aociety, that the ten
dency is to adopt tbe aprea moi le del
uge principle, or at least the plau laiaaer
aller.
The lacta ol tbe growing power of cap
ital, ol tbe conspiracies it enters into in
the form of syndicates and trusts, of the
power oi the moneyed party to pass
laws in ita favor, and thegeneral accept
ance of tbe Georgeism that the rich are
growing riober and the poor poorer, are
becoming popularized, and a powerful
| struggle ia now well under way to Bettle
theae questions by means of tbe ballot.
Mr. Lloyd's contribution to tbe litera
ture on tbe aubjsct, while not cnaracter
ir.ed by tbe highest learning, or the
deepeat thought, is filled to overflowing
with facta-stubborn,startling facts,that
will make tbe simply inquiring reader
grow serious aa be realizes to what a
| frightful sxtent tbe principles of tbe non
j otitution have been twisted, perverted
and degraded by tbe plutocratic influ
i encea ol lale years.
Twsnty years ago tbe anthor of tbis
book would have been called a I'm), or
an anarchist, and even in Englaud his
book would have been placed nnder a
ben. Today there will bardly be found
1 a soholar wbo will differ to any great
extent irom hia deductions. He preach
es the eiadication of poverty, and
every one oi his arguments is based on
1 the fundamental principles of Christian*
' ity. No one can make a mistake by
reading tbis work and pondering its
sentences, for tbe matter discussed coo*
| cern tbe youth of today as much as did
: the anti-ilavery eloquence and argu
ments tbe youth of 30 years ago.
A atudy of Wedgwood's lifs em
-1 pbaaizes the fact the greatest nobility
iuf character and beneficence of mind is
. derived from the lessons of, and devel
i opment from, hard, honest work.
**a
THE MORAY CALENDAR, with fac-Rimiles of
water color by E. Percy Moran.
Fiederlck Stokes <i Co., New York. Price'
$2.
In tbis, the holiday seaeou of the
year, the iiauunce of calendars, Christ
mas catds and illustrated skits forms
a iarge part of the business of the pub
lishing bouses. Onsof the daintiest and
most artistic of all is the Moran calen
dar, which is adorned with exquisite re
productions of I'ercy Moran's water
colors. It is an aflair that would adorn
any apartment, and delight the eye
while serving tho practical purpose of
enabling one to keep track of the Host
ing days. A prettier gilt could hardly
be devised.
TUB COMPI.KIE POKM3 OF WILLIAM (JUL
LBN UK If ANT. Illustrated by Q, H. C.
EDWARDS. Including .sketch by It. 11.
ci 'in. uu>. Frederic! Stokes At Co , New
\orii.
hike all tbe publications by the house
of Stokes, thia new edition of Bryant ia
moat attractively framed and adorned
with well deaigaad and finely exeonted
pictures. Mr. Stoddard's biographical
sketch ia charmingly written, and con
tains a great amount of valuable in
formation about tbe poet which ia
mostly new to the general publio. Tbe
aketeh ie biographical aad analytical
with enough of peraooal detail to give
a piquant zeat to the whole.
The poems are arraaged ehroaolosic
ally, beginning with Tbe Ages aad
Thanatopaia and ending with Our Fel
low Worshipers.
WILD FLOWERS OF CALIFORNIA. Pressed
aad arranged by Ml.a I. I. t:. ALB X AND En,
with sonnets by Isi D. CoeLEKtTii ana
Obace Hibbikb. Half cloth, Ate, SI. Pap
ular book stare, 10 Post atreet, Ban Fran
cisco.
Among the many beautiful booka juat
iiaued lor tbe holidays ia one entitled
Wild Flowera ol California. A hand
somer collection ol pressed wild flowers
it would indeed be difficult to find.
Miss E. C. Alexander, to whom ie doe
credit lor collecting aud pressing the
flowera, haa oertainly done foil juatice
to her toak. To one who baa never had
the opportunity toaee tbe beautifal wild
flowera with which tbe hills aod valleys
of the Golden atate are covered daring
tbe winter and ia the apriagtlme, tble
book will indeed be highly prized, aa it
givea a far better idea cf the richness
of the color ol the Wild Flowera ol Cali
fornia than any collection ol water color
picturea.
Ina Da Ooelbtith and Grace Hlbbard,
both California writera, have written
very appropriate sonnets, A sample ol
the versea are tbote on the Mariposa
lily, by Misa Ceolbrith:
Insect or blossom! Fragile, fairy thing,
Polled noon slender tip aud quivering
Tonight! A llower of th' fields of air;
A (eweled moth; a butterfly, with rare
And tender tinta upon hia downy wlag,
A moment resting in our happy sight.
A flower held captive with a tbread so slight,
lis petal- wines of broidered gossamer
Are, light aath' wind, With every wind astir,
Wafting awest odors, faint and exquisite.
O. daiuty nursling of the field and sky,
What fairer thing looks up to heaven's blue
And drinks the noontide sua, the dawnlng's
dew:
Thou winged bleom! tbou blossom-butterfly I
Romance.
Romance never looked ao inviting aa
now. With the December number a
change haa been made in ita front cover,
which rendera tbe table ol contents mora
attractive than ever, and the reality
beara ont tbe announcement, for every
story io it ia among the beat ol ita kind.
They are largely devoted to Christmas,
and are full of the atmosphere ot the
season, yet utterly unlike in scheme and
treatment. Among the authors repre
sented are Octave Tbanel, Francois
CopptSe and Julia Sohayer. Besides the
Chriatmaa tales, there are a atory of ad
venture in China by Henry Willard
French, a charming social study by
Hughes Le Roux, a powerful Ruaaian
sketch by Ivan Tourgueaetf, and a ludi
crous Iriah ghoat atorv by Urania Locke
Bailey. Since its reduction in prioe
Romance gives each month "10 atoriea
for a dime;" and many more than a
hundred a year for $1. A sample oepy
of a recent iaaue may be obtained Item
Romance Publiahing company, Clinton
hall, Aator place, New York.
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
SOME MATTERS FOR THE COUNCIL
TO CONSIDER.
Petltloas for Strest Work of Various
Kinds —A Sewer Recommended ca
Be Laid on Grand
Atism,
The board ef publio works finished Ita
work yeaterday and at tbe coming meet
ing of the council the following report
will be presented:
In the matter ol petition No. 945,
from E. W. Jones and another, asking
tbat the pavement on Broadway be
tween Sixth and Seventh streets be re
paired, we recommend the aame be
granted and tbe etreet auperintendent
instructed to have the necessary repairs
made.
In tbe matter of petition No. 950,
from William Niles, asking tbat the
grade of Twentieth etreet between Ma
ple avenue and Trinity street be estab
lished, we recommend the came be
granted and the city engineer inatrncted
to present tbe necessary ordinance oi
intention.
In the matter of the petition No. 955,
' fiotn William S. da Van and otbara, sak
-1 ing that Grand avenue between Court
and Temple streets bave its grade es
tablished, that ft be graded and that a
sewer be constructed thereon, we recom
mend tbe same be referred to the oity
engineer for investigation and report.
We recommend that petition No. 947
; from J. J. Mackey be filed.
Iv the matter of petition No. 951 from
P. Davin and another, asking that tbe
grade, be established on Davin strset,
Irom First Btreet to Fourth street, on
Second street from a point 150 feet west
erly from Daviu etreet to a point 124
: feet easterly fiom tbe same street, we
I recommend tbe said petition be granted
and tbe city engineer instructed to pre*
aent tbe necessary ordinances of inten
tion for tbe same.
In the matter of tbe pstition Irom
John Weber and others, asking permis
i sion to grsdo, gravel and curb Twenty -
! seventh street between Maple avenue
j and San Pedro street by private con
tract, the curb to be of cement, we re-
I commend tbe eaid petition be granted
1 and tbat tbe city attorney be instructed
to present the necessary ordinance for
the saiae.
RATES AT LAST REDUCED.
Vegetables Can >:nw Be Shipped £att
for SeTontT-flr* Cents.
Daring hie eaetern trip S. B. Hynea,
wbo is at the head of the freight depart
ment of tbe Houtbern California rail
way, made a etroni; appeal to tbe direc
tore of Hl9 Fe route in favor of a
low freight rate for tbe transportation
of vegetables, lie finally secured a rate
of 75 cents. In talking over the matter
yesterday Mr. Hynes stated that it ia
ilia beet opportunity which has ever
bean extended to the vegetable grower,
and the rate libb been made for the pur
nose of stimulating vegetable shipments,
and thereby make up, to some extent,
at least, lor the small groin shipments
this season, owing to last year's draught
The reduction will loave but small
profit for tbe Santa Fe, for oniy tbiee
rilths of a cent per mile a ton is charged
on carload lots, and no doubt tbis year's
shipments of early vegetables will prove
a source ol revenue to tbe producer and
the railroad, and a source of gratification
to tbe far eaetern consumer.
Tho Hod.re Mother
Han found that her little ones are im
proved more by tbe pleasant laxative
Syrup of Figs, when in need of the laxa
tive effects of a gentle remedy ttian by
any other, and that it is more accepta
ble to tbem. Children enjoy it and it
benefits thorn. Tbe trne remedy, Svrop
of Figs, is mauufactu-ed by the CaUfor*
nia Fig Syrup Co. only.
£ GRIDER & DOW'S t
ADAMS STREET TRACT j
Fifteen minutes' ride from Second and Spring streets. Lots 50 and 60 feet front. A
$25,000 have been expended in street improvements alone. Four 80-foot streets, one
0 100-foot street, all graded and graveled, cement walks and curbs; streets sprinkled; 4r
lp water mains laid and shade trees planted. Beautiful Adams street, 82 feet wide, and
Twenty-eighth street, 100 feet in width, lined with palm trees. Central avenue, four
0 miles long and 80 feet wide W
S A.ROUBLE-TRACK ELECTRIC ROAD WILL BE IN OPERATION WITHIN 30 DAYS.
$9 Tbe Maple-avenue electric road is only two blocks to the west. Soil i's rich, sandy 4w
loam. The property is from 20 to 30 feet higher than Grand avenue and Figueroa street. ±
W 150 lots sold since June Ist. W
t« Examine this property. See the large number of beautiful homes built in four <#
1 months. A personal examination will satisfy any buyer as to its merits. Lots are $250, Jk
5300, $350, $400 and $600, on most favorable terms, until January Ist, when prices will J
t# be advanced. Take Central avenue or Maple avenue cars to Adams street. Free Car- w
f riage from our ofiice at all times. j
S GRIDER & DOW, 109 S. Broadway. Telephone 1299. 5
ITALIAN BLOOD MAY BE SPILLED.
Arrest of Editor Maneini tor
Criminal Libel.
The Arrest Grew Ont of a Fistic
Encounter.
Farnamdo Kaeohlal la tha Oaaaplela*
ant-How tha ltallaa Editor
Raastad Bia Assail
ant.
There ii much excitement among the
Italian residents of the city. The
trouble whioh originated in a fistic en
counter between Gaetano Manclnl and
Fernando Rioohini has oulmiaated In the
arrest of Maneini on a oharge oi crim»
inal libel, and no little sensation ia ex
pected when tbe ease comas up for trial,
if not beiore.
Several weeks ago Manciai, who is
the editor of the Italian paper Unions
Italians, went into the Oampidoglio
hotel, en Upper Main street, and there
encountered Kicchini and one Miohe'.lnl,
wbo gave the Italian editor a good
thrashing. The esse was settled ia tbe
police court by the discbarge ci the de
fendant, Rtcchini.
The treeing oi Kicchini bad the effect
ol further warming tbe blood ol the
fiery Italian journalist, who sought aome
means of vengeance. Accordingly, he
resorted te the columna el hia paper end
proceeded to "reast" Rioohini in a
highly sensational manner.
The article was nearly a eolusan in
length and was headed, The Ktploita of
Rogues. It gave in detail tbe encounter
in the Italian hotel, though mentioned
no cause lor the assault. The article
waa certainly far Irom agreeable, and
reflected heavily upon the character and
reputation of tbe men wbo {ought tbe
author ol it two weeks beiore. Itsavored
more ol a personal abuse of Rtcchini
and Michileni than anything else, and
waa so considered by all ol the defen
dant's irienda.
Tbe frienda ol tbe Italian editor are
standing by him in the fight, and unlets
tbe matter is dropped some trouble of a
mora serious nature or ay develop. Tbe
warrant for the arreat ol tbe editor waa
iaaued immediately alter the filing of
tha complaint and placed in the hands
ol Constable Richardaon lor eervice.
Laat evening Maneini waa arraated
and placed under $600 bonds fo appsar
for trial on December 20th, at 9:30 a.m.
THE WEATHER.
What Dieembir Haa Baen far Sixteen
Y.arf.
The ohiei ol tbe weather bureau fur
nishes the following date, compiled Irom.
tbe record of observations for tbe month
of December, taken at tbis station for a
period of 16 years.
It is believed tbat the facia thus set
lorth will prove of interest to tbe pnblio,
aa well aa ths special student, showing
as tbsy do tbe average and extreme
: conditions of tbe more important mete"
| orological elements and tbe range wlth
iin which such variations may be ex
pected to keep daring any correspond
I ing month.
Temperature—Mean or normal tem
perature, 66 degrees; the warmest De
| cember was tbat of 181)11, with an aver
i age of 61 degrees; tbe coldest Ojcsmbsr
was that of 1891, with an average ol 53
degrees; the highest temperature dur
ing any December was 88 degrees, on
December 3, 1878; the lowest tempera
; tore during any December waa 30 de
grees, on December 14, 1878, December
25. 1879.
Precipitation (rain and melted snow)—
Average lor the month, 4.46 inches;
I average number of daya with .01 of an
inch or more, 7, The greatest monthy
precipitation waa 15.80 inohes in 1889.
I Tbe least monthly precipitation was .08
inobea in 1882. The greatest amount ol
precipitation recorded In 24 consecutive
hours wai4.3o inches on December 11-12.
18E9. Tbe greateat amount of snowfall
recorded in 24 consecutive hours (record
! extending to winter of 1884-5 only) was
] noue.
Clouds and weather—Average num
i ber of cloudleas daya, 17; average unm-
I ber ol partly cloudy uavs, 9; average
i number of cloudy days, 5.
Wind—The prevailing winds have
been frem tbe northeast. The highest
velocity oi the wind during any D cum
ber was 37 miles on Dacembsr, 14 11887.
MACKEY AND OUR MAYOii.
An Exchange of Pleaatntneaa Over the
Postal's Mew Wire.
Go Friday last, upon the occasion of
the Postal Telegraph-Cable company'a
new through wire from tbis city to New
York city, Mayor Rowan was permitted
to send the first dispatch ever sent over
the new wire direct from this oity to
New York. His dispateb was sent to
John VV. Mackey, president of tbe Postal
company, nnd read as follows:
John W. Mackey, New York:
You having overcome all difficulties
and obstacles io opening op a new
artery for trade and commerce to tbe
Pacific coast, tbe city of Loa Angeles,
representing its 101).000 people, extends
to you as an old Califnrnian, and to the
Postal Telegraph-Cable oompany hearty
congratulations upon the completion oi
your line. May it more olessly unite
the different seotioas of oar eonatnen
ciuntry sad in all (hat tnakei a people
great. T. K. Rowan, Mayor.
Yesterday Mayor Rowan received in
reply tbe following:
T. E. Rowan, Mayor, Los Ange'es:
Many thanks for your kind telegram.
As you know I have always taken a
keen interest in every tiling that effects
California and the new line whioh was
completed yesterday will be ol great
benefit to the business interests of your
state and to Los Angeiea, tbe garden
spot ol the world. John W. Mackey.
GOT SM J L.L JUDGMENT.
Aaothar Bolt Agalnal tha Defunot
Globe Company.
Another eoene in the hiatory ol tbe
delanot Glebe Publishing company waa
enacted in Justice Auatin'a court yester
day when the auit brought by W. H.
Kador waa oalled for trial. Eador aued
Ella Frame, George Washington Frame,
J. H. Kinley, J. W. Kinley.C.C. Grove,
A. E. Bailey and G. W. Gardner for
118.70, alleged to be due for work on tbe
Daily Globe, which months agone waa
numbered among the dead newspapers
that grew up like mushrooma and laded
like tbe daitiea that bloom in the
spring, tra la. Nearly all the defend
anta testified in bebalf oi the members
oi the company. Judge Kinlty eaid
every cent oi money with whicb the
Globe waa forced upon a confiding com
munity was extraoted Irom his own
pocket; that George Washington
Frame nor anyone else had anything to
do financially with steering the shaky
Globe upon its axis, and that he waa
only employed to grind out the weighty
editorial at tbe rate of a column or two
a day. Much evidence waa adduced It)
show Eidor'a connection with the paper,
and finally wben the case was cloaad
Judge Auatln ordered that tbe amount
aued for by Eador be paid by Frame and
Kinley, discharging the other defend
ants from any liability in tbe .natter.
KNOWLEDGE
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tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly usecf. The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's bast products to
tho needs of physical l»cii;/, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, tho refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative; effectually cleansing the system
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has g'ven satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession because it. acts on the Kid
neys, Live? and Bowels without weak
•ning them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Byvupof Figs is forsaie b> all drug
gists in 50c and SI bottles, but It, is man
ufactured by the California Syrup
Co.only, whose name is printed on every
oackage, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
md being well informed, you will not
lecept any substitute if offered.
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CHRISTMAS
GIFTS!
What Shall
I Give My
Gentlemen
Friends or
Relatives ?
pvKOP A POSTAL to Ernest B. Howell,
P. O. Box 077, and have a lollcitor
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loa
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DR: A. L. DeSOUCHET,
Office, 155 N. Spring St.
HOC Its: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; 10 a. m. to IS
m. Sundays,
Democratic
City Ticbi
Mayor V. A. BYAIV
Taxcoiiec'tor.'.'.'.'.'..:.'.:.'. *-^W4ira
analneer GEO. KUHBis
Autrney tfoMWi DAVIS
(I.erx .. .. . . .7... ....RICHARD McKNIOHr
street .superintendent • WM- Ib.Vnffi
Auditor BRNBSTQ. TAYLOR
Trca uff'r..DANIBL NUDHART
l"£»ot w. j. a. smith
W.T.UMBIB
Tbl d Ward . .W, T. BOSlilf YPH BLL
K«mr?h W0ra...... ....JOHN McOANN
filth muSr. v SCOFIBLD
Blith Ward . WBOROE D. PB6IBLL
fc' vent" Waid JAMBS ASHMAN
N«hih*ard THOMAS BAVAQS
Ninth Ward. . JOHBPH H\ ANS
B IABP OK EDUCATION- JjrpTf. IT
Firtl Ward J- *• fNOK
Sccotid Ward J. A. CBAIO
Tnl d Ward D»NIEt. O. HTKPHEN-I
Fourth Ward..... .. HENRY O'MMLVBNY
Kiftn Ward.... MB. MARUARBT HUGHKB
dixth VV*-d ST BP HBN MYER-t
n v nth W t rJ MARTIN BICBHOBN
E Khlii Ward J- C MclNKKNV
tfaih J. p. aoosss
FOI? SALR]
BARGAINS.
INSTALLMENT PROPERTIES.
House ft rooms, southwest, near Twenty-third
and Hoover; r)t 800-ljljUO eakli. balance 525
] er nioutli.
House r> rooms, lOUthW'St, 2 blocks from
c sptr c ear live: if l itw. easy terms.
HotiHe t> rooms all lnt.dern and new, south
west, close in. for * JlOO- small cash payment
and monthly Installments.
BMMI-TROFIC HOMKBTEAD 00.,
131 WKtT THIRD BT.
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