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H. T. Newell Fails to Explain the Broadway Deal. Fifth Ward Insurance Ring at War With Mrs. Hughes. Tha Daraooraoy United on Iter; ▼teal laeaa of tha Oily Cam paign—Too Promise of If ■*»«■ The city campaign, which olosed Uat alght, will go down in tha history of munioipal election battles as toe moat Mgraisivsly fonght one in the political history oi this city. At this writing the Democratic city ticket stands in tha beat possible posi tion to achieve victory, as tbe eentiment of the general public as expressed throughout the city, seems to be unani mous in support of tha whole ticket from mayor to members ol tbe board of edncation. There are no soandals psst or present in connection with any nominee on the ticket, and there is nothing to apolo gize for by the party or the candidates. The platform is concise and clear-cut on every local issue, and the one issue be fore the people, the struggle with the water company, is dearly defined, and the candidatea have pledged themselves In no uncertain manner on tbe side of tbe taxpayers and voters. The reverse of the picture shows the Republicans divided and generally de moralized. Mr. Rader atanda aconaed of worse than sharp practicea in the matter of the Broadway extension and in the labored attempta at explanation through tbe colnmna of tbe Evening Expresa only makea tbe tsjgth of the charges against him more dear and un answerable. He haa failed to explain bow he came to transfer hia lot on Broadway to hia partner, M r. H. T. Newell, exaotly 10 daya after he bad learned that he would reoeive tbe ap pointment when J. VV. II in ton reaigned aa cnmmi'iioner, and that just 21 daya after tbe transfer was made he waa ap pointed to succeed Mr. I Union. Or by what drcumstanoe or cbanceMr. Naw- ell relrenaferred the aame piece ol Broad way property back to him exactly live weeka and lix days after the assessment of $81.10 wee paid into tbe city treasury. Mr. Newell cays in en interview with the Express representative that he (Mr. Newell) had no knowledge of the Broad way matter, overlooking tbe faot that li» No well) is not the accused party, Mr. Rider has not explained the follow ing facts or figures: September 89, 1890, J. W. Hinton ap pointed commissioner. Ortober 20, 1800, Under transfers Brnadway property to H. T. Newell. November 10, 1800, Rader appointed j -miseioner. February 25, 1892, Rader files final re port. May 19, 1892, Newell pays $81.10 assessment. July 13, 1892. Newell transfers Broad way property to Rader. Particular attention is called to tbe dates, which are a matter of official rec ord. Until these facts are explained in a satisfactory manner which will leave no d übt as to the honesty of the whole transection Mr. Rader will stand con v.cted of sharp practice in his endeavor to reap a profit of $318.90 in tbe street extension matter. So said a leading Republican last night, and the feeling is urowing hourly tbat Mr. Rader is an unfit man to trust with the responsible jfiice of mayor of a growing city like Los Angeles. The attention of tbe Democratic city central committee has been called to the fact that an attempt will be made by certain Republican leaders to defeat tbe intent and spirit of the election law by tbe pnrohase of voters tomorrow. The scheme as divulged by a leading ward worker is as follows: Whenever a voter wbo is known to be a Democrat can be prevailed upon to remain away from tbe polls he will be paid at tbe rate of $2 per day. Two well known Republican bosses yesterday drew a large sum of money from the various banks In town and insisted on having the cash in new (2 bills. They are known to tbe Demo cratic committee and arrangements have been completed to place the first man suspected of foul play nnder arrest, and hie prosecution will be pushed to the limit allowed nnder the code. The scheme originated in tbe Rader tamp, whose followers have grown dea lerate at the rate at which be has lost [r nnd during tbe past VI hours. No iffitrt will be spared to elect him, and money ia no objeot. Every corporation in thia city ia intereated in making hia tight. It has juat developed tbat a near relative of hie ia a member of tbe City Water oompany ring, and that Rader will get every vote which they can con trol. The following explains itself. It is the lone and final withdrawal: '/. L. Parmelee furniehee the following for publication: "My nomination for tba office of city treasurer by the late Prohibition party wae unsought by me and quite contrary to my wishes and better judgment, and I desire, in this public manner, to advise and nrge my ll lends to vote for some one of the other candidates for treasurer, as I am wholly convinced that a vote for me will be ab solutely thrown away. Mrs. Margaret Hughes, the regular Democratic nominee for member of tbe board of education from the Fifth ward, is (he came Mrs. Hughes who for the past two years has fought tbe solid six, who have by tbeir Tammany Hall methods brought shame and disgrace on the public school system of this oity. From first to last Mrs. Hughes voted against all doubtful measured intro duced by any member of the solid six combination, and was found recorded on the right side of every question af feeling the good government of the schools. Her upright course secured for her the enmity of every boodler whose schemes she helped to thwart and re sulted in the formation of a ring of poli ticians in the Republican party in the Fifth ward, who, failing to secure her support in certain schemes to con trol the insurance of tbe publio ■chool buildings and the seleotion of a special architect to do the remodeling nnd superintend the building of new rooms and school honeee, are pledged to bring about her defeat. The ring, under tbe leadership of an astute Ari zona politician, succeeded in defeating the endorsement of Mrs. Hughes by the Republican delegation from the Fifth ward to the city convention, and are now leaving no stone unturned to bring about her defeat at the polls. In spite ot their efforts, however, the indications point to her eleotion on Monday ac an assured fact, ai the majority of the con servative voters of the ward raoognixe her ability to fill honorably tha position to whioh she aspires, and recognising th* tact that her pact record ia a guar anty* of a clean administration in the 'ntnr*, bay* endorsed and will vote for ir. DAN STEPHENS' CANDIDACY. A Circular Which Shews Why lie Should H« KUoled. We, the nnderaigned citizens and res ident! of the Third ward, urge the vot ers of said ward, irrespective of party, to cast tbeir ballots at tbe coming city election for Daniel G. Stephena, for aohool direotor In that ward. Mr. Ste phen* haa been a reaident of tbia city for more than 25 yeara; ia a man ol irre proachable character; intelligent, and in every reepect well qnallded for tbe poaition. Mr. Stepbena la an old line Republican, and waa, without his knowledge or aolidtation, selected by a party of citizena aa a non-partisan can didate, and aa auch waa endorsed by the late city Democratic convention, and by all rlghta and courteay should have re ceived tbe nomination of the last Re publican city convention. The manage ment of our pnblic eoboola should be taken out of the domain of politics, and only intrusted to our best citizens, who may be relied upon to uae their office for public good and not for private pur poses. Mr. Stephena ia a man of inde pendent means, and has retired from business, and has the leisure to give such time and attention to school matter* as may ba required for public interest. A vote for D. Q. Stephens means good •chools, end an honest, oonscientioua and careful management of our school finances. [Signed :J J. W. Campbell, A. £. Pomeroy, J. M. Witmer, A. K. Craw ford, F. G. Calslcß, George FomeruV, A. B. Clapp, George Sinaabaugh, M. H. Merriman, Ira B. Smith, M. K. Suber, W. Y. Myere, Z. D. Mathu*. M. G. Mc- Koon, A. Panlion, L. H. Lyon, Samuel Lewie, H. S. West, W. H. Summers, W. L. Wade. A. M. Hough, C, H. Young, J. H. Crawford, F. W. Wallace, B. Sena, L. J. Lookhart, F. B. Yoakum, Sam Miner, D. L. Olmstead, S. K. Lindley, Fred L. Alles, W. M. Oaborn, John Oroas.Will D. Gould, Robert Shuttle wath, R. G. Miller, W. C. Bnrt, John Oilman, H. W. Mille, W. L. Riley, M. R. Vernon, W. S. Daubenapeck, W. H. Mead, F. C. Young, S. R. Henderson. W. F. Boabyehell, A. C. Wallace, E. Oarberry, J. Milla Boal, J. R. Toberman, O. H. Lockbart, George D. Witberell, A. MoFarland, F. B. Bradshaw.H.Glaze, 0. W. Walker. B. P. Hutchinson, J. C. Zthn, Otto J. /aim, Orlando Moore, Edward Hildretb, Joe Fiaona, O. H. Lewie, P. Persona, T. H. Merch, D. 8. Brown. G. A. Freidriob. B. F. Wallace, E. Hill. G. W. Swope, J. L. Skinner, H. C. Witmer, Otto Brodtbeok, B. C. Mont gomery. J, Breaueeau, A. W. Davis, Cyrus Upham, F. W. Blanchard, Geo. Cotzinger, A. M. Roaa. Horace A. Brown, G. C. Robinaon, R. P. Cbapin, Ed J. Goes, M. H. Halleran, C. A. Jeffrea, Geo. L. Logan, Geo. J. Denis, Silas List. H. 'F. H. Brown, Samnel Eyeis, Robert Ross and others. RICHARD McKNIGHT. Tha Democratic Nomine* for City CUrt. Richard McKnight was born In the state of Illinois in tbe year 1806, and he is, therefore, about 28 years of age, in tbe prime of his manhood, both physi cally end mentally. His boyhood days were mostly spent on his father's farm, where be worked hard that he might earn enough money to procure himself an education. In those days an Illinois farmer-boy's pathway was not strewn with roses and the educational facilities were not with in such easy reach of the farming classes as they are now, but young McKnight was determined to overcome tbe obsta cles in bis way. He went to Indianapo lis and attended the public schools, after which be took a finishing business coarse in one of the leading business 00l leges of that oity. After completing hie education Mr. McKnight traveled extensively through out the United States, visiting all points of interest and adding to his store of knowledge. It was during one of these visits to Los Angeles in 1883 tbat Mr. McKnight made up his mind to make bis home here. Mr. McKnight has been in aotive business in Los Angeles for several years, having been a member of tbe firm of Edwards & McKnight, from which he retired a short time ago. While in buslnets for himself he had a reputation among tbe merohants and professional men in this city as a solid, progressive young man, with business qualifications of the highest order. It will be seen that by suoh a practi cal education and large business ex perience, Mr. McKnight is well fitted to fill tbe office of city clerk ; be ia popu lar, too, and liked wherever he is known. He is an active member of the Los Angeled Athletic club. W. H. RIGGS. Demooratlo Nomina* for Superintendent of Straata. He was born io Poughkeepsie, New York, nearly 52 years ago and received bis eduoation in the schools of tbat city. He enliated in the Sixteenth New York regiment during the war, and fought nnder General Butler at the battle of New Orleana. He waa highly com mended by hia Buperior ofiicera for per sonal bravery during that memorable engagement Mr. Rigga haa been a resident of Loa Aigelea for over 12 years. He was engaged in tbe contract ing bnaineaa for several years, and waa always oonaidered a model employer, paying the beat wages to hia em ployees of any other contractor In the city. Even in hia preaent capacity aa chief deputy superintendent of atreeta, Mr. Rigga haa alwaye proven himself to be a staunch friend of labor, and there are many mecbanica and laboring men in thia city wbo have reason to be grate ful to him for hia generosity to them. Some of the finest Dusineas blocks in thia oity were built by Mr. Rigga. nota bly the Rose and Clinton blocks and several othera which stand aa monu ments of what he haa done to build up Loa Angelea. Thia is the first time Mr. Riggs has come before the people aa a candidate for office. He ia not a professional pol itician and is not familiar with tbe aria and intrlgnes of that class. He is prac tical and honest and thoroughly compe tent for the place. DANIEL NEUHART. Democratic Nominee for Oity Treas urer. In the seleotion of pnblio ofiicera the people generally want to know some thing about the men who are to receive their votea, therefore we give our read ers a brief aketch of the Democratic nom inee for city treaanrar. Daniel Neuhart, better known by the sobriquet of "Honest Dan," isa native of LOS ANGELES HERALD SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 2 1894. Germany, having been born there about 43 years ago. He came to the United Sates with hia parents when a mere child, locating In Woodefleld, Ohio, where be received hia ednoation in the public schools. In 1870 he went into the drug and stationery bnaineaa in Caldwell, Ohio. After pnrauing a busy life in tbe mer cantile world for nearly eight years, Mr. Nenhart wae tendered tbe Democratic nomination for county abditor of Noble county. He waa elected by a large ma jority, and thia in spite of tbe fact that Noble county waa, and ia today, one of the greatest Republican counties in tbe state of Ohio. After Mr. Nauhart's term of office expired he was offered the agency of the Adams Expreaa Co., which be accepted and retained for eeveral yeara. On account of bis wife's health breaking down, Mr. Nenhart moved with his family to Los Angeles in tbe spring of 1883, making his home here. In thia city Mr. Neuhart has held sev eral important positions of trust, and be has always left a clean record behind him. lie waa connected with tbe Abstract end Title Insurance company for nearly fonr yeara, and at present he ia tbe sec retary of tbe Simi Land and Water company, having held that poaition alnce 1890. Personally, Mr. Neuhart ia a very courteous gentleman, open-hearted and genial. He ia alwaya the aame, which accounts for hia great popularity among all classes. There are only two candidatea for treaaurer, and on the 3d of December next Honest Dan Nenhart will be the lucky man. THOMAS F. SAVAGE. For Oonnnllman in ti.- Etjh'.b. Ward. Thomas F. Savage, the Democratic candidate for conncilman in the Eighth ward, should reoeive tbe undivided vote of bia party tomorrow. He waa nomin ated after a fair canvass of the votea of the 61 delegates of the ward in tbe Democratic city convention, wbo were selected by precinot caucuses and pri maries, and were tbe most representa tive body ever aent to a convention from any ward in thia city. Mr. Savage ia engaged in business in connection with J. O. Stewart in the manufacture of steam and hot air heating apparatus. Thia firm baa juet finished the largeet contract ever awarded by thia city. To faithfully perform the work and as a guarantee of their ability to complete the contract, Mr. Savage and bis partner were obliged to furnish a bond amounting to $35,000. Mr. Savage was for eight years engaged in this city at bis trade of master pressman. He worked on tbe Los Angeles Tribune until that paper closed out ita bnaineae, when he waa engaged by the Loa An - gelea Herald and retained the poaition of pressman until he resigned to form the partnership of Savage & Btewart. He was specially engaged to eet np the first web perfecting printing press set np on this ooaatontside of San Fran cisco, and is a meebnnic of tried ability. Being a workingman himself, be is thoroughly in sympathy with the work ingmen, who will form the bnlk of his constituency when he is elected, as he certainly will bs, and make a model official. $1000 TO $100 ON RADER. SSOO to S2SO ii<» Baatrd W!l! Met G.t aooo Vases. A well known bnaineae man on Sonth Spring street offered to make the fol lowing beta on the result of Monday's election. He offers $1000 to $100 tbat Rader will bo elected, $500 to $250 that Hazard will not get 2000 votes, and $100 tbat he will not get 1500 votea.—Even- ing Expreea. *E. L. Maxwell of the Nadeau aent word to the office of the Express laat night tbat he waa prepared to accept the above mentioned bet or any part of it, and waa requeated by J. Mills Daviea to call at the Express today (Sunday). Mr. Maxwell stands ready to take the bet in part or in whole and can be found at the Nadeau. For City Assessor. W. J. Smith, regular Democratic nominae for oity assessor, haa been con nected with the assessor's office of the oity and county of Los Angeles for the past 16 years, during eight years of whioh time he haa been chief deputy. Hia first connection with public affairs waa in St. Louia county, Mo. At the outbreak of tbe war he enlisted aa a private soldier in the Twentieth Regi ment Miaaonri volunteers. In 1563. un der orders from General Schofield, he aided in organizing tbe militia of Mia aouri, co that the United States volun teers could be epared to operate elee where. On the completion of thia work he waa commissioned major of the Four teenth, and afterward colonel of the Eighty-fifth regiment. At the close of the war he was elected mayor of the oity of San Fernando by the unanimous votea of the Democratic and Republican citizena, and re-elected without opposition for a second, third and fourth term. Sick ness in hia family compelled him to come to Loa Angeles, where be engaged in carriage and aign painting in 1874, on Main street, opposite where the Baker block now atanda. In 1876 he bought an interest in the dairy bnaineaa, which he followed aucceeafuliy until 1878, when be accepted thechief deputy ship in tbe city assessor's office, holding tbe came four years, then aerving four yeara more as chief deputy county as sessor, since which time those offices have been under Republican control. ■Yet hia ability and faithfulneaa haa ao commended liim tbat bia political op ponents have kept him employed for the laat eight yeara, but cc an ordinary deputy only. He now asks tbe citizsns of Los Angeles to honor him with the aseeaaorahip if they esteem him worthy and capable. John McOann. For councilman of the Fourth ward, John McCann asks for the suffrages of the people of that part of the city. John is a bard-working, honest blacksmith, who is thoronghly posted as to the needs of tbat district. He has resided in this city for yeare and by hard work baa built for himself a name tbat anyone could be proud of. Lovers of clean gov ernment ehould vote for John McOann. Democratic Unmmlttaa Mtaatlng. The Democratic city central commit teemen are requested to be present at room 309, Wilson block, at 11 a. m. today, to transact important business. It*ward Offored. The Democratic oity central commit tee will pay $25 for evidence that will lead to the arrest and oonviction of any one found attempting to purchase votes. No odor or smoke; Electric oil heat* •rs. Furrey's. IDEAS ABOUT THE MILITIA. Wanted, a National Guard ol the United States. Un What Lines Many Remedial Ciiungres Should Be Made. Soma Reforms Suggested by a Former Adjatant-Genaral — A Review of tha Guard's Development. Ita Possibilities. GEN. JOHNSTONE JONES In view of the growing importance of tha National guard, and the possibility of reformatory legislation by congrese, it ia well to inquire into the federal rela tions of thia force, and on what lines the needed reforms should be madsj. It is worthy of observation that all the state troops now organized as na tional guards, volunteer militia, state guards and the like, exist in more or lees diaiogard of the United States mili tia law —the original act of congress, May 8, 1792, and its amendments. This law requires the enrollment of every able-bodied oitizen of tbe respective states, resident therein, who is of tbe age of 18 years, and nnder the age of 45 years. It declares that the militia of each state shall be arranged into divi sion?, brigades, regiments, battalions and companies, bb the legislation of the state may direct; each brigade to con sist of lour regiments; each regiment to consist of two battalions; each battalion of fivo companies; each company of 64 privates. There shall be formed for each battalion at least one company of grenadiers, light infantry or riflemen, and for each division at leait one com pany of artillery and one troopof horses. The officers shall be armed with a sword or banger, a fusee, bayonet, and belt, with a cartridge box to contain 12 cart ridges; and each private shall furniah himself with all tbe equipments of a private in tbe infantry, until proper ordnance and tit Id artillery is provided. Tbe commissioned officers of each troop of horae shall furnish themselves with good horses of at least 14)4 hands high, and shall be armed with a sword and pair of pistols, tha holsters io be covered with bear-skin caps. Each dragoon ahall fnrnieh himself with a serviceable horae at least 14., hands high, a good saddle, bridle, mail-pillion and valise, holatera and a breaet-plate and crupper, a pair of boota and spurs, a pair of pistole, a sanre. and a cartridge box, to contain 12 cartridges for pistols. These troopa ahall be uniformly clothed in regimentals, to be furnished at their own expense, tbe color and faahion to be de termined by tbe brigadier commanding the brigade to which they belong. But yet more absurd, thia law provides that every citizen shall, after notice of hia enrollment, be constant.lv provided with agood muaket or tire-lock of a bore sufficient for balls of the eighteenth part of a pound, a sufficient bayonet and belt, two spare flints and a knapaack, a pouch with a box therein to contain not leaa than 24 cartridgee, suited to the bore of hia muaket or firelock, each cartridge to contain a proper quantity of powder and ball; or with a good rifle, knapsack, shot ponob and powder horn, 20 balls suited to tbe bore of his rifle and a quarter of a pound of powder; aud ahall appear, ao armed, accoutered and pro vided when oalled out to exercise, or into aervioe, except that when called out ou company days to exerciee only, he may appear without a knapaack. Elaborate provisions in detail are made for enrolling, organizing, officering and disciplining this force and calling them forth Into eervice. Such, in brief, ia the federal law gov erning the militia. It baa long aince grown obsolete, and tbe ayetem it waa destined to eatabliah and uphold baa gone to ruin. In consequence of the lack of proper national legislation, each atate haa set up a military establish ment of ita own, by virtue of ita original inherent right to maintain a militia. Fine bodiea of troopa these state forces are to be sure, but they are not national militia. What is wanted now it the repeal of tbe old militia law and tbe enaatment of one baaed upon the true relations be tween the militia and tbe general gov ernment, and in thorough accord with tbe spirit of the age and the present needs of the nation. In any great emergency the repnblio mnat necessarily look mainly to the vol unteer forces for protection against bos tile operations by land. Tbe regular army is small and forms only a nucleno for tbe gathering of tbe military power of the country. The adjutant-general of the army in his annual report some years ago, said : "Itis upon the National guard of tbe several states that the de fense of the country rests. Should an invading force cross our borders or an enemy land upon our defenseless coasts. It is to tbe National guards of the states thut the commander-in-chiei must ap peal." An organization occupying so promi nent a place in our eyatem of national defense should conform more nearly to tbe original design of the constitution, and be developed in future along feder al, rather than atate lines. The present and antiquated and effete militia laws, in cumbering the atatute books of the United State? aa ao much rubbish, ehould be totally abrogated and ths aye* tern entirely readjusted by the enact ment of a*comprehensive and thorough ly practical national militia law. Reformatory legislation should be de signed to secure the following principal ends, viz; 1. The full assertion of the powers of congress over the militia given by the constitution, 2. The subjection of tbe militia of all the states to one aovereign federal law, due regard being had to tbe reserved authority of the several state a to ap point tbe officers and to train the troops according to the discipline prescribed by congress. 3. Uuilormity in organization, in struction, discipline and armament. 4. Assumption by the federal gov ernment of tbe burden of maintenance. The original design of tbe founders of the republic embraced these broad na tional purposes. They sought to give the country a uniform federal militia eystem. Washington, in hia letter to the governorein 1733, urged tbat the militia throughout the union be placed on a regular, uniform and efficient footing. Jefferson in 1803 urged the importance and indispensable necessity of vigoroua exertions on the.part of atato govern ments to carry into effect the militia system adopted by the legislature. Oeneral Sherman gave thia subject much attention. In one of hia articlea on tbe militia he wrote: "Any differ ence existing between tbe systems ol or ganization, instruction and discipline of tbe militia of tbe different atatee, or be tween them and that of the regular! orce must be of vicious effect, and tbe only aonnd condition for any immediate and efficient eervice for the national force ia that of entire nniformity in organisa tion, instruction, discipline and even in armament, to be produced and con trolled by one sovereign law." Io another statement he said that "the state guards should have the aame or ganization, drill, uniform and equip ment rb the regular army;" and that "the cost of organizing, arming and dis ciplining them ahould be borne by tbe nation." Certainly thia desired uniformity can be attained only through the superin tending power of the general govern ment. Experience has demonatrated that it cannot bn hoped for from the diverse and changing legislation of the individual states comprising the nnion. whieb has already produced ao varied an assortment of militia organizations. For the purpose of national defense, the development of the militia system along national lines ia imperative, and ebould not longer be delayed. Nor should the expense cf maintenance be left ns now, on the states. The nation, aa a whole, is vitally interested in having each state do its full duty in making, in time of peace, due preparation for the common defense in case of war. The failure of any one state to be in readinesa to move to the nation's defense in the hour of peril is to expose the union to disaster. In the war of 1812 we paid tbe penalty of neglect in this matter when the military forces ol the United States were unable, with all their prowess, to prevent tbe capture of our capitol by a few thou sand British troops; and again in 1861, when months elapsed before the gov ernment was ready to assume tbe offensive against the forces of the South ern Confederacy that menaced Wash ington. While in both theae wara vic tory was achieved in the end, there was much waste of time, loaa of life and ex penditure of money which might have been saved had Washington'a advice, "In time of peace prepare for war," been iollowed by the law makers upon whom tbe conatitutlon de volved tbe imperative duty of making proper and aeaßOonahle provision for the common defense. The people of tbe several states comprise one nation, bound together indiaaolnbly by ties of race, lineage, kinship, law, interest, honor; and there is no good reaeon why, in thia moat vital matter of com mon defecae, the eeveral states should not be firmly welded together in one homogeneous federal military system, conformed to tbe letter, the spirit and the original design of the constitution. The main features of such a system should be aa follows, in brief outline? I. AS TO ORGANIZATION. Tbe volunteer active militia of each state to be designated by act of oongreas the National guard of such state. Thia force to be limited in numbers, in time of peace; to be apportioned among the states in proportion to popu lation, allowing aa a maximum one reg iment of three battalions of four compa nies each to each congressional district; to be proportioned between the differ ent branches of tbe eervice by tbe pres ident, battalions of heavy artillery for aoacoast defense and naval militia being restricted to the maritime states, and cavalry to districts of the interior. 11. AS TO ARM AM&'NT. The federal government to atm and equip the entire force nnliormly, and to bear all expense of organization, arma ment, discipline and instruction, includ ing encampments. The eervice, uniform and insignia of rank to be substantially the aame in all the states, with appropriate state de vicea. The United States to provide armories for the Bale-keeping of the arms, ord uanoe, quartermaater'a stores and camp equipage distributed to tbe militia and remaining the absolute property of tbe United States. 111. AS TO DISCIPLINE A uniform system of drill regulations, the same as that of the regular army, to be prescribed. A coda of regulationa to ba prepared under tbe auperviaion of the war depart ment, conformed aa nearly aa practica ble to the regulations of the army, and ao framed aa to secure one mode of ad ministration through the National guard. Each battalion to have the servicea of an officer of the regular army as mili tary instructor, detailed by the presi dent and placed on duty, with tbe con currence and consent of tbe governor of the state. In connection with each armory a gymnasium and military library is to be establiabed, tbe latter to be supplied with literature of the war department, the tarns as an army post. The entire National guard of each atate to undergo an annual training in oampß of instruction by battalion, regi ment, brigade or division, as may be ordered in each atate. A permanent camp ground to be established and maintained by the gen eral government in each atate for the ass of the National guard thereof. With the concurrence of the chief ex ecutive of the atate a portion of the army to be encamped, when practica ble, with tbe National guard in such camps of instruction. [Ie may be here recalled that General Sheridan, in bis last annual report, favored a system of encampment under the control and direction and at the expenae of the gen eral government. I Service to be by voluntary enlistment for a period of three yeara; but where a atate iails to complete ita quota, tho annual appropriation to be proportion ately reduced and conveyed back into the treasury, or distributed to states complying with the law. The war department to have a bureau to be presided over by an adjutant general of the National guard, to be ap pointed by the president. Some each scheme as the one thua crudely sketched would be conformed to tbe constitution ; it would be conaiatent with the true legal reunions between the federal government and the militia of tho states, and would give tbe coun try a national guard, national in con struction, in characteriatica, in purposes, aa well as in name. The reformation that is at all worth the while of any one to advocate, or that has any hope what ever of adoption by congress, must be thoroughly conformed to tbe dual nature of our government and be dearly with in the limits of the conatitution. It is an eager and penetrating air these cool nichts and mornings, just as much as it was when Hamlet went gun* niug for ghosts, but our Electric oil neater will drive away even the ghost of cold feet or of a chill in the room, No smoke, no smell; no more care than a lamp; nothing but heat. Furrey & Co., 10l N. Spring et. Balling at a Sacrifice. Now is tbe time to buy your Christmas presents; aoode being sold out regardless oi cost, at L. E. McKenzie & Oo.'s, 222 South Spring street. Dr. D. B. Dlfl>nbacber, dentist, rooms 4 ands, 119 S. Spring si, Los Angeles. }. T. SHEWARD •Hp HERE IS IS ONE THING about the cloak depart -*• ment that appeals directly to the ability of every cash customer. If you have the money to pay for a cloak you can buy one at a big reduction from the regular price. If you have no money you must pay extra for your cloak where they do a credit business. All cloaks are marked in plain figures and the price has not been cut in any way un til now. Every cloak, cape or fur is now on sale at a cut price from the very low prices we have always sold cloaks for. The regular «price is on every cloak in plain figures. From this the biggest reduction will be made. Everybody knows or should know by this time that an advertisement from this house means exactly what it says. A reduction means a reduction. And when we say a big reduction is be ing made on all cloaks, capes and furs we mean a big re duction. When we say that all cloaks, capes and furs will partake of this big reduction we mean e*ery garment in •stock. When we say the cash must come with the sale we mean that no one can buy a garment without the cash. There is the whole story in a nut shell. Plain as AB C. That is the way we do business. Children's cloaks are on the cut list. Shawls as well. If it is your disposition to buy a cloak on time it will cost you from 20 to 50 per cent for the accommodation. That is about the reduction we are makiug on all cloaks. When it comes to dress goods we are making the same effort and in about the same way. We have about 200 pieces of fine all-wool dress goods that have been selling from $1 to $2 a yard. They are all good staple styles and in all colors. The price on this lot is 75c for your choice. But bear in mind, the cash must come with the sale. Elegant canes free with a $5 purchase in any de partment. New side combs and hair ornaments in the great est assortment. Large size bisque dolls with kid bodies and natural hair for $2 —real value $5. The hair on these dolls is extra long aud can be done up in a number of ways. This is the only doll that you can use side combs and hair or naments with. Silks and velvets in remnants for fancy work at a big reduction. Embroidery and filling silks at one-half the usual price. A little lot of stamped linens to close at half price. Remnants of domestics and linens at a big reduction. A few things in outing and cotton flannels and ginghams have been marked down to close. A hand some cane free with a $5 purchase. — 1 — 1 HOIELS AND KKKIKTS. JXV./ 1 Vjlj illllikS LjVJ Oi week. Elegantly furnished. Baths free. First-class. Prices reasonable. MK3. H. F. DAVID, l'roi>. I A TVT TirsTTCXT' 411*27 NORTH MAIN ST., IS UNBXCKLLItD IN XI yfV F Ali\.i!N IXvl U ijHi Los Angeles at any t>rln«, beins first clhsi; only. $I.2Sto*2.soperdaT; longer as agreed. T. W. STROBBIDUE. Proi/r. rpTTTT* Q I^TTT , £rT7 , T>Xr COBNBB SECOND AND HILL STB. FINEST &ININO _LX±X!j kjVJ U X riJCiriil room In tho city; American plan. Rates, $7, per day and up. Elegantly iurnlshed room. Suites with bath. QUO. M. BABOOCK, Proprietor. TTO r TI?T » Tlpvr fJI CENTRALLY I.OOATISD, OLIVE AND SECOND ST*. XI v./A Xj Xi iIIVVT I L/JTii Day boarders. Brums elegantly furnished, All mod ern.convtnteuces. Table caunot b« surpassed. Terms reasonable. D. K. BARTON, Prop. T T'Mf' , s~lT XT SECOND AND HILL—FAMILY HOTEL. APPOINT ft * * I Vil i ±jLi\ KjKJ±Jl\ meats oerfectt electrio cats t,i all noii\t»ff. THOi. PASCOE, 7'roprletor. UATtct T>/"sCCl\,f ftT> C 410 WEST SIXTH ST., OPP. CENTRAL PARK XIV/ XXj 1 J XiVJoOlVl yj lXLld First cisss family and tourist accommodations Board by day o: week. Terms reasonable. G. K. KELLY, Prop. T>T7<r TI/fYiiTVT beautifully furnished rooms, sinqlh or XjluljM. Uil X IIU I JjiJj eu suito; Unlit and sunny; prices that suit the times; no trouble to show rooms; with or without board. 425 Temple St. Mrs. M. L. Raymond, Pprop ADp Af)T A SANTA MONICA. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S XIV/XJl<Xi Xi._lA>V_-'ia. IJX-C\. famous summer and winter resort. Offers special reduced rates for the next 60 days. The matchless reputation of the table will bo main tained, burf bathing delightful Hot salt water baths a special feature. 35 minutes' rido from Los Angeles. Visitors will be sho wu over the bouse, aud suitable redaction In rates quoted. S. REIN HART, Proprietor. TTJP "OfW 17 T BEDONDO, cal. the MOST POPU -111 lj IXJCj U\J 11 \tl IJ IJ Ut winter resort on the ooasr. Acces sible by trains of the Southern California and Budondo Railways; 40 minutes' ride from Lo- A oge.es. Every room an outride one, Sunny and bright. Excellent table. Billiard parlorsa Dancing room and tennn court. Hot salt water swimming and plunge baths near hotel. Fine nshing from the wharf. Free transportation to and from Los Angeles to weekly or monthly guests. For description and illustrated books and rates apply to * , O'NEILL, Redondo Hotel, BeUoudo Beach, Cal. Or to CITY OFFICE BIDONDO BAILWAY. Bradbury Block, Lnc Aneele*. THE HOLLENBECK ~ 1 Best Appointed Hotel in m^m^mm^g^M American and European Plans, Finest Cafe in the City '^^^^^^^f^^^^^^^ 10-7 6m PROPRIETORS. WE WILL SELL AT Auction ieo LOTS —IN THE— Diamond St. Tract, Bounded on tbe south by West First St., aud on the north by Tern Die et., and on tho Eakt by Hoover St., and on the west by Reno at. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, At 10:30 a m., on the grounds. Temple atreet cars pass this tract. ONE FARE ALL OVER THE OITY. As a plaoe for residence there is no healthier or more sightly position than this, nad with out doubt these lots nro far ahead of any in the c • nler of tbe city where there is uo view and only FOUL. AiR AND CRAMPED HOMKS sdded to whicn a larger lot can now bo bought for one fourth the price, with the certainty of its doubling in value within a jo*', aud with .the advantage of FRBSH BRKKZB?, FINE bCJJNERY AND PURE WATER. OIL EXPERTS claim that the Diamond St Truer, is right iv the oil bill, and the wells ou cither slue prove this to be a fact. There ia a FORTUNK IN SIGHT In tbu oil Industry. Don't lose this opportauity of a lifetime to be rolling in wealth on a small outlay. The«e lo's are to be sold to the highest bidder ON EAaV TERMS. For further particulars apply to C. A. SUMNER I CO., Raal Estate and Insurance Agents end Auctioneers, 134 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, Cal, PERRY, MOTT & CO.'S LUMBER YARD AND PLANING MILLS. 13S Commercial at. Los Angeies, Cal. THE TAILOR J*> MAKES THE BEST CLOTHES - ATy IN THE STATE At 25 PER CENT LESS THAN ANY OTHER HOUSE. SUITS Bade to oner Horn $20 mm® PANTS Made to order from §5 I Wto FINE TAILORING 19 ' A T MODEItA TE PRICES | I Wi] AJ-Ifulos for Self-Measurement. P S VLaa end Sampli a oi Cloth &(.ui free Tor all orders. eV^ No. 143 S. Spring St., LOS ANGELES. J. M. Griffith. Pres. John T. Griffith, V.-Pres F. T. Griffith, Secretary and Treasurer. £. L. Chandler, Superintendent. J, M. GRIFFITH COMPANY LUMBER DEALERS And Manufacturers of DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS AND STAIR 3 Mill Work of Every Description. l>3* N. Alameda SI., Los Angeles. ♦ ROBT. L. GARRETT & CO* | A 330 N. Main St., Los Angeles. * | IGNIaAL DIKKCTDKS AND isMUBEU ♦ S> First cless equipment. Large and well «, A selected stock. Reasonable and fair A A prices. Careful aud saillfui treatment. A A Special atteutiou given to embaln.lug A A and shipping bodlea to distant parts ot A A the country. &MT~ Night cilis prompt A ♦ ly attended to. 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