CONTRACTOR NEU ARRIVES
Talks of His Plans for the San
Believes That a Ship Canal to Los Angeles Is Among the
Possibilities and Predicts a Great Future
+ R. P. Neu. of the contracting firm of Heldmaler & Neu of Chicago, who <t>
♦ are to build the San Pedro breakwater, arrived In Los Angeles last night. 4"
+ A Herald reporter called on him at his hotel and found him very willing to 4
+ talk about the contract. 4
-4> "One of the most striking features of this Improvement," said Mr. Neu, 4
-4* "is the wonderful opportunity lt opens up for your city. This contract pro- 4"
4» vldes for only a preliminary to what should, and I believe will, be done in the 4"
4> future, the near future, too. As soon as the harbor is made safe by the +
♦ breakwater now to be built, Los Angeles will not be satisfied with having •§•
♦ the advantage of a landing twenty miles away; she will want lt at her very -fr
4" doorway, and then will come the agitation of a proposition to cut a chan- +
+nel from the city to the sea. It will neither be a difficult nor expensive under
+ taking. I doubt if it will cost as much as the breakwater. Then the Angel 4
♦ city will truly be a seaport. •*•
+ "The present contract provides for tho construction of a stone breakwater +
4e starting at a point about 2500 feet from Point Flrmin and extending diagonally 4>
4" In front of the harbor and toward the open sea for a distance of 8500 feet. 4,
4> The rock will be taken from San Clemente Island and I will probably remain 4
<*> there most of the time. I cannot tell how long It will take to complete the 4,
+ Job, as that ls dependent on how fast the money comes. There is a law +
4f which limits governmental appropriations for a single public Improvement to +
4" $400,000 per year, and as our contract ls for $1,303,000, the work cannot be com- 4.
4" pleted In less than four years. Something might occur to retard any one +
+ year's appropriation nnd delay would result. 4,
4> "About 200 men will be required In the work, but only a small force will 4.
4- be used until next April, the time being employed meanwhile in the construe- 4,
4» tlon of barges and tugboats, unless I can purchase them, which Is not prob- 4.
♦ able. Igo to San Pedro tonight, and will personally superintend the Job +
+ while my foreman, John S. Anunsen, will employ and have charge of the force 4.
+ of laborers. No sub-contracts will be let." 4,
+ Mr. Neu ls a large, florid, healthy looking man and possesses features well +
4» marked with determination and "stlcktublveness." He was very anxious to 4.
+ learn the Identity of the Individual who started the story to the effect that his 4,
4> firm had refused to sign the contract for this work. In his belief It originated 4.
♦ In the fertile Imagination of some newspaper man. 4.
♦+ + 4-4- 4- +4-++4-4-+4- 4- 4- ++ + + 4>++4- 4> * ++4- 4> +4-4-4-4-4-4- 4- 4- ++ +
- INDEX OP LOCAL EVENTS
• Chronicled on pages 5 and-5.
Sunday sermons at the city churches.
- A big crowd present at the coursing
Second annual agricultural fair held
» at Clearwater; the prize winners' list.
Mass meeting tonight to investigate
•"'the actions of University school trus
Contractor Neu arrives In the city
• and talks of the harbor work; a ship
■ canal for Ix>s Angeles.
• Council will today award the street
• sweeping contract and will consider
the sale of city bonds.
Preparations nearly complete for the
- fusion conventions at Santa Monica:
• the political situation from various*
EVENTS OF TODAY
■ Los Angeles—"The Last Word."
• Lecture, "Great Battlefields." by Dr.
•W. A. Spencer, First M. E. church—B
- p. m.
• City council meets—lo a. m.
TEMPERATURE —Record nf observn»lon«
Taken at Los Angeies, Sept. 18.—The
barometer ts reduced to sea levei.
f> n m
Maximum temperature, 86.
Minimum temperature, 60.
Southern California: Fair Monday, fresh
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF
C. D. Howry, undertaker, Fifth and
Broadway, Lowest prices In the city.
Call telephone main 243 for ambulance.
Bresee Brothers, Sixth and Broadway.
Robert Sharp & Co.. funeral directors, 751
and 753 South Spring street. Tel. main 1029.
Watches cleaned 76 cents; mainsprings,
60 cents; crystals, 10 cents. Patton, 214
Adama Bros., dentists, 239% South Spring
street. Plates from 14. Painless extracting.
60 cents. Filling a specialty. Hours, Bto 5:
Sundays, 10 to lit.
Do you know that a framed picture makes
a most desirable wedding present? If you
are looking tor anything in that line do not
fail to call at H. C. Llchtenberger's art em
porium, 202 South Spring street.
Dr. Rebecca Lee Dorsey, Stlmson block,
first floor, rooms 133, 134, 135. Special atten
tion given to obstetrical cases, and all dis
eases of women and children. Electricity
scientifically used. Consultation houra, 1
to 5. Telephone 1227.
The ladles of Los Angeles and vicinity
are respectfully Invited to attend the open
ing of fall and winter millinery. Imported
pattern hats and novelties on Monday and
Tuesday, Sept. 19th and 20th, at 121 South
Spring street, at Mme. D. Ootthelf's.
Mrs. J. M. Erdman of 323 South Spring
street, having returned from the east with
a complete line of fall and winter millin
ery, will have her opening of pattern hats
and bonnets Monday and Tuesday, Sep
tember 19th and 20th. Ladies of Los An
geles and vicinity invited to attend.
The opening reception at the Young
Men's Christian association after the ren
ovation of the building occurs Tuesday
evening. The Ladles' auxiliary will have
charge and will receive all friends.
A reception and dance waa given Saturday
night at Terminal island by the Catalina
Yacht club. A large number of society
people were In attendance, and returned
on the special train to this city late ln the
Ova Irves, a member of Troop D, waa
riding a horse yesterday at
of Third and Spring streets the animal
slipped and caught the rider's right leg
against the ground. Irves sustained a bad
sprain of the ankle. He waa attended at
the receiving hospital.
E. D. Hudrlock applied at the receiving
hospital yesterday for medical treatment,
lie was at work on a building ln the course
of construction Saturday and was wait
ing for a bucket of boiling tar to be hauled
tip to him. The bucket slipped and he
made a grab for It, and splashed a quantity
of the contents on his left hand. The flesh
was badly burned.
Dr. Max Waesman. dentist, rooms 225
and 238 Potomac block. Broadway, between
o.cond and Third. Tel. Brown 1073.
for the Angel City
D. H. McCartney has returned to New
York to resume his studies In the Ameri
can Academy of Dramatic Art.
P. J. Hommel and family have returned
to their home on Flower street, after sev
eral weeks at Ocean Park.
During the absence of Captain of De
tectives Bradlsh on his vacation, Detective
l'lammer will fill that position.
J. A. Montgomery. F. H. Blxby and wife'
and Miss H. M. Phillips of Los Angeles
were guests of New York hotels the past
H. W. Whipple and L. L. Barnum, rep
resenting two New York investment com
panies, are ln Los Angelos to look into the
bond sale today.
Henry T. Fortman and Misses Emma and
Stella Fortman of San Francisco, are in
Los Angeles. Mr. Fortman is president
of the Alaska Packing association.
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. O'Brien of San Fran
cisco are ln Los Angeles for a few days'
stay. Mr. O'Brien is the genial clerk of
the Palace hotel In the Golden Gate city,
and ls here to spend his vacation.
L. B. Curtis of Boston, chief civil engi
neer of the Bradley company, the largest
fertilizing works ln America, ls paying Los
Angeles a visit. He will Inspect the com
pany's new plant in this county.
W. Camm, residing on the San Fernando
road Inside the city limits, reported to the
police yesterday that some time Saturday
night his house was entered and a suit of
clothes and two loaves of bread were
Miss Valentine of Oakland, daughter of
President J. J. Valentine of the Wells-
Fargo Express company, arrived ln Los
Angeles yesterday to Join her faiher and
a party of friends on a trip east. They
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Pearce, Miss Helen
Pearce| Miss L. H. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs
J. H. Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. B. Frank Kirk,
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Kulp, Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Nltie, George H. Sherwood and Mr
and Mrs. C. A. Warner compose a Jolly
party of Philadelphia tourists who are ln
Los Angeles for a few days.
AT THE THEATERS
I LOS ANGELES THEATER.—The Fraw
ley company will present tonight "The
Last Word," with Mini Blanche Bates ln
the leading character. The piece ls of a
kind entirely different to the light farcical
plays of last week presented by the same
company. It ls promised that the occa
sion will be one of genuine Interest, all the
members of this versatile and clever com
pany having good roles to perform, and
the play being one of absorbing Interest.
The advance sale of seats Indicates the
presence of a good house at the opening of
the second week of the engagement, this
ASSESSING THE RAILWAYS
Their Contribution to Riverside's City
RIVERSIDE, Sept. 18 — The clerk of the
board of supervisors has just completed
the job of estimating the mileage of the
Santa Fe, Southern Pacific and motor line
Inside the limits of Incorporated cities of
the county. According to the statement
received from the state board of equaliza
tion the total mileage of all railroads in
the county ls as follows:
Santa Fe, 89.17 miles: assessed for $370,
Southern Pacific, 92.C0; assessed for $879,
Southern California motor road, 6 miles;
assessed for $30,000.
Of the above mileage the Santa Fe has
In San Jacinto .66 of a mile; assessed at
$4222; Riverside, 14.90 miles; assessed at
$95,332; Elslnore, 1.5 miles; assessed at $12,
The Southern Pacific has no mileage In
any Incorporated city, but the Southern
California motor road has 3.03 miles in this
city, which ls assessed at $15,150.
The Pullman Car company is assessed
for $5720 on the Southern Pacific line and
$955 on the Santa Fe.
To Receive Maguire
The Bimetallic Union of the counay will
meet ln Odd Fellows' hall at 2 p. m. on
Wednesday for the purpose of making ar
rangements tor the two Maguire meetings
to be held on the 27th. One meeting will
be held the afternoon of the date named at
Perrls, Just before the fusion convention
convenes, and the other meeting wdll be
held In the opera house in this city In the
Orange Growers' Meeting
The annual meeting of the Pachappa
Orange Growers association was held at
the packing house of tbe association yes
terday. The following officers and direct
LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 19, 1898
ors were elected for the ensuing year: Pres
ident, D. P. Chapman; vice president, 11
B. Ogden; secretary and manager. C. F.
Huse; directors, «. A. Cover, D. P. Chap
man, M. S. Bowman, M. B. Ogden, M J.
Daniels, H. A. Puis, 11. P. Moore, K. A.
Meacham, J. M. Baher, C. F. Huse and T.
11. B. Chamblln. The association ships
all Its fruit through the Southern Califor
nia exchange, and the past season's work
has been satisfactory, for the management
haa no withdrawals to report, while on the
other hand there has been an Increased
membership, with prospects of further
accessions. Ry the re-election of the old
officers and Ixiard of directors the stock
holders of the association showed that they
wero well pleased with the work of their*
A decree of foreclosure was ordered yes
terday In favor of the plaintiff by Judge
Noyes, in the case of the Security Savimts
bank of Los Angeles vs. Merritt et al. The
amount Involved is $1237.
H. Cohen and H. furry have begun suit
against Sheriff Johnson to collect dam
ages to the amount of $1000, alleged to have
been sustained by them when the sheriff
attached some wool In the hands of a man
named Jean Alice and sold it to satisfy a
claim held against Allee by Rosalie Pl
hlll. The plaintiffs. Cohen and Curry, lay
the wool was theirs, and want the sheriff
to make good Its value to them.
The Perrls school will open Monday with
Prof. O. F. Raroh as principal of the high
school, Kd lioughn principal of the gran
mar grade and Misses Jennie Mathews and
Angenette Levering assistants.
PROGRAM OF THE MEETING TO HE
HELD IN PASADENA
Public Schools Open This Morning.
An Increased Attendance Ex
pected—News and Notes
PASADENA, Sept. 18.—(Office of The
Herald, 5S East Colorado street.) A "farm-,
era' Institute" will be held in the board of
trade rooms on Tuesday and Wednesday of
this week. These institutes are In the na
ture of university extension meetings and
aro being held all over the country un
the auspices of the state university. Prof.
A. J. Cook of Claremont will lie present as
representative of the university, and will
have general charge of the meeting. T. J.
Ashby of Pasadena Is the secretary. A
varied program, containing something up
,ou almost everything Interesting to the
1 farmer or housekeeper, as such, has been
provided. This Institute is expected to be
an exceptionally interesting one. The first
Hes-ion will open on Tuesday, September
Juth, at 2 p. m.
Following ls the program: Music: invo
cation, Prof. C. E. Tebbets, Pasadena; ad
dress of welcome, President W. A. Ed
wards, Pasadena; response, Prof. M. E.
.leffa, Berkeley; "Steam Process Curing
Lemons," A. P. Kerckhoff, Covlna; "For
ost Restoration and Preservation," H. N.
Rust, South Pasadena; "The Table," Mrs.
Grace Dutton; "Question Box and Local
Clubs," Prof. A. J. Cook, Claremont; music.
Evening session, 8 oclock—Muslo; "Ques
tion Box"; "Home Decorations," Mrs. C.
H. Parsons, Pasadena; "Home Economy,"
Mrs. Elizabeth Grlnnell, Pasadena; "Sug
gestions for Homo Table," Mrs. M. E. Jaf
fa, Berkeley; "Green Manuring," J. W.
Mills, experiment station, Pomona; "Poul
try," H. W. Krukenborg, Los Angeles;
Wednesday morning, 10 oclock—Music;
invocation, Rev. A. C. Manwell, Pasadena;
"Question Box;" "Fighting Insect Pests,"
E. H. Rust, horticultural commissioner,
Pasadena; "Conservation of Soil Moist
ure," T"rof. E. H. Loughrldge, Berkeley;
"Fruit Exchanges," Prof. C. E. Tebbets,
Pasadena; "Markets," Prof. A. R. Sprague,
Fairmont; "Public Library in Home Edu
cation," Miss Nellie Russ; music.
Wednesday afternoon, 2 oclock—Music;
"Question Box"; "Practical Entomology,"
Prof. A. J. Cook, Claremont; "Germs ln
Disease," Dr. L. D. Johnson, Whittier;
"Citrus Fruit," C. C. Chapman, Fullerton;
"Food Adulteration," Prof. M. E. Jaffa,
Berkeley; concluding exercises; music.
The objects of the farmers' institute- are
to promote agriculture, to show where wear
and tear can be diminished, labor saved,
methods of cultivation and production im
proved, and the general welfare of the soli
tliler advanced. The institutes enable the
farmer to get the benefit of the best sci
entific experimentation, and also to ex
change publicly and for the benefit of all
the knowledge he may have gained by
hard experience. More money always fol
lows Intelligence and skill in farming, gar
dening or stock raising, as in everything
else. Men, women and children are In
vited to come and take part In the meet
ings; also to bring samples of fresh, dried
and canned fruits and any garden or field
products. A large and interesting meeting
The public schools of this district will all
open on Monday morning at 9 oclock. The
principals will admit new pupils between
the hours of 8 and 9 in the morning and 1
and 3 in the afternoon. Owing to the
crowded condition of the Lincoln and Oar
field districts, the pupils of the eighth
grade of those schools wdll be transferred
to the Wilson school building. The new
addition to tbe Wilson school is complete
and ready for the reception of children.
The addition cost $G2OO.
Prof. Hleronymous Is planning to estab
lish a new branch of educational work in
this city on the plan of the extension sys
tem of the University of Chicago.
The North Pasadena M. E. church was
dedicated tonight with the usual Methodist
services. Rev. George F. Bovard, the pre
siding elder of this district, took charge of
tho services and was assisted by the pas
tor, Rev. Clarence True Wilson, and Rev.
Dr. Bland of San Diego. Prof. G. W.
James had charge of the music and led
W. R. Staats spent today at Terminal
Pensions and Patents
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16.—California
pensions have been granted as follows:
Original—Marshal Wheldon, Cisco. $6;
Albert Chamberlain. San Francisco, $6. In
crease—Nell Damstedt, Vallejo, $8 to Jio.
California postmasters have been ap
pointed as follows:
Clovis, Fre.-no county, J. G. Ferguson,
vice Galbralth P. Honor, resigned.
Frceport, Sacramento county, Oscar T.
Heisen, vice Philip G. Riehl, removed.
Three Rivers, Tulare county. Catherine
C. Clayton, vice Henry G. Allis, removed.
Joseph E. Strelf was today commissioned
postmaster at Tudor, Cal.
Hickory Club, Attention!
All members will please meet at head
quarters at 8 o'clock sharp tomorrow morn
ing, ln order to participate In the excursion
to Santa Monica.
RAILROAD PUSH TRYING HARD
TO CREATE DISCORD
WILL BE TURNED DOWN
SANTA MONICA MAKES PREPAR
ATIONS FOR DELEGATES
WHERE THEY WILL MEET
Hutton Talks About Lou.Brown's Ly
ing and U. S. Grant, Jr., Tells
What He Is Going to Do
A ooncerted effort on the part of a small
Uoeiy of alien delegates tOi the Democratic
convention to be held at Santa Monica this
Week ls being matte to prevent tbe recom
mendations of the fusion committee from
be.ng ratified by the convention.
The railroad "push" that was ignomtn
lously defeated and kicked out of the Demo
cratic state convention, so far as active
work was concerned, is beyond question the
head nnd front of the opposition to be mani
As was clearly shown In the Republican
county convention Just closed, the railroad
wants certain offices in this county under
its control and Uncle Collis' local henchmen
have set their trap to catch the nominees
coming or going.
In other words, the railroad wants the
coming conventions at Santa .Monica to
nominate men whom the candidates they
have already succeeded in 'Securing in the
Republican county coventlon can easily
defeat or want men nominated who will
serve the railroad if elected on the fusion
That the delegate! to the fusion conven
tions will refuse to aid Uncle Collls in hi?
scheme to recapture the state is a foregone
conclusion, and it ls believed that the at
tempt of the S. T. Dc-legates, who have crept
into the coming Democratic county conven
tion, as they crept into the Democratic
state, convention at Sacramento, will be as
readily met as they were in the latter body,
and as easily disposed of.
More easily, in fact, for the honest dele-
Kate's to the Democratic county convention
have documentary evidence against cer
tain delegates, and the best elements of the
party are of one mind upon the proposition
to turn out of the county convention every
mon elected a delegate who is known to
have used S. P. railroad passes In an at
tempt to bribe delegates who went to Sac
While the leaders of the Democratic,
Populist and Silver Republican parties in
this county deplore the necessity of the
slightest friction in the nomination of their
ticket, they prefer a contest to the nomina
tion of any man supported by the railroad
forces. They propose to go before the peo
ple with clean handstand a clean ticket.
The convention will undoubtedly adopt
the ultimatum of Maguire at Sacramento.
He said: "Gentlemen, the railroad must go
out of the Democratic conventions if I lose
every vote Huntington claims he can take
away from me."
The contest promised In the fusion con
ventions seems to hinge upon the nomina
tion of one man. He admittedly would not
be the choice of a majority of the delegates
were the members of the three conventions
to be assembled In one body and'vote upon
the selection of the nominees, but he has
a backing which lskeeplnghim in the fight
to nominate and defeat him at the polls or
in the event of a failure to nominate him
to try and use him to disrupt the fusloa
The hundreds of men who are* honestly,
heart and soul, ln the fusion fight, not for
pelf or political preferment, but for clean,
honest government ln county and state,
remember protestations made by this can
didate picked up by the railroad push as
their leader and he will be asked to stand
by his declarations mado In the past or
step down and out with the rest of Uncle
Collls' men who are in the convention for
the sole purpose of creating discord..
So far as the nominees of the coming con
vention are concerned, It Is hard Just
now to make selections. As stated, the
delegates to all three conventions are de
termined that a strong, clean county ticket
shall be nominated and many men who
have positively refused to run for a nom
ination are being persuaded to reconsider
their determination and allow their names
to go before the convention, because it is
believed that they can win out ln the race.
That the ticket put together by the Re
publicans last week was not, ls not ,and
will not be satisfactory as a whole to *he
voters of this county no one who has
talked to stalwarts or mugwumps will
The chance to send the railroad to defeat
ln Henry Gage's own county has deter
mined many men to make personal sacr'
fices In order to help out the good work by
taking nominations which they have not
sought and will only accept for the party's
o o o
The arrangements for the conventions at
Santa Monica are complete. A large tent
has been erected for the Democratic con
vention and their committee rooms will
adjoin it. The Silver Republicans wtll
meet in the assembly room at the Arcadia
hotel, with committee quarters in various
rooms ln the building. The Populists will
meet In the opera house, with committee
rooms in adjoining buildings. No time
will be wasted In useless preliminaries. The
work of the conventions has been clearly
outlined and no delegates need fear being
unnecessarily kept away from business.
The Democratic tent is already In order,
the seats having been put ln Saturday and
the decorations will be completed today.
This being Santa Monica's first experi
ence in the convention line the citizens are
leaving noting undone that will add to the
comfort, convenience or pleasure of the
visitors. The Dos Angeles Military band
will be In attendance on Tuesday evening
and a band concert will be given at the
•0- o o
Sutherland Hutton of the state cemtral
committee of the Sliver Republican party
denounces Secretary of State Lou Brown
in plain words as a liar. The cause of this
declaration is the part Brown has played in
refusing a place on the state election ticket
to the Populist fusion ticket, he claiming
that the Shanahan bolters are the only ones
entitled' to recognition as Populists'. In a
recent interview with Nathan Cole the ab
surdity of Mr. Brown's position wasis'hown
by this paper, and then lt was claimed that
his ruling was purely- a pollt'cal move de
signed to injure the Democracy. It would
now appear, from the staiement of Hutton,
that Brown has not nn-.y done a grievous
and UQjuatlnable wrong ton great number
Of voters by an attempt to unwarrantably
disfranchise them, but has deliberately
broken his pledged word.
"It was during the opubst convention
that I talked with Brown," said Mr. Hutton
yesterday. "1 had been told that ln the
event of a bolt among the Populist*, for
we then knew that such would' probably be
the outcome, that Brown would give the
bolters the place on the s.tate ticket that be
longed to the Populls; fusion ticket. 1 re
peated this statement to others, and finally
my remarks came to Brown's ears, and he
sent for me to come to his office. I went,
and with me were Captain Seamans and
Al Llndley, who were present and heard
the conversation, as well as one other gen
"Mr, Brown asked me If I hod made the
statement about him which had been re
peated to him, and I said I had, explaining
that 1 had received the Information ot
which I basi i It from such a source as to
believe lt true. He at once denied the
truth of the Story, and said without equivo
cation that under no circumstances would
he put the bolters on the ticket, as he knew
It would not be a legal ruling. That he
could not do it. He was very emphatic in
his statements, and they were wholly vol
untary on his part."
o o o
Ulyses S. Grant. Jr., of San Diego, ar
rived in Los 1 Angeles yesterday afternoon
and Immediately sough; the society of one
of his closest political friends. When seen
by a Herald reporter Mr. Grant did not
care to talk politics.) but in answer to a
question as to how the nomination of a
Southern California mon for the guberna
torial honor affected hi? chances for the
senatorship, he summed up the situation as
"I am not at all discouraged. The peopb
of Northern California flre not anxious for
the senatorship, for 'he reason thai they
have nothine of especial magnitude pend
ing In the national houses cf government.
In the San Pedro harbor rna'ter, Southern
California people have. Aside from thi»
fact, however, it must be remembered that
the larger proportion of the Republican
contingent of the next' Btate senate and
legislature Will come from Southern Cali
fornia, nnd they will be in a position to de
mand that the senator be chosen from thir
part of the state.
"The members of thi Southern Callforni i
contingent will, in the majority of In
stances, be under instruction' from their
respective constituency to make such a de
mand., and will go to their duties with It as
their watchword. The Northern CVtllfor
nians will probably be rather Indifferent in
the matter: at leaft. they will not have as
lively Interest. As to the merits or
chances of Individual candidates, I would
not care to say anyhlng."
A QUESTION OF TAXES
VENTURANS WANT TO HAVE
Street Sprinkling and Lighting Im
periled—A Seventh Regiment
VENTURA, Sept. 18.—For some time
past the merchants of Ventura have pro
tested against the discrepancy of the oc
cupation tax in vogue here, in claiming
that doctors, attorneys and other profes
sional men were as morally responsible for
the legitimate debts incurred by the town
as the men who bought and sold goods.
Acting on this principle, a number of prom
inent business men refused to pay the tax
for the last quarter. This action called
fer an extra session of the town board,
ivehn the pros, and cons were carefully
discussed, many prominent citizens of the
town taking part, and many- suggestions
were offered, including one to raise the
town realty tax, which is the lowest ln the
state. This called forth a howl from prop
erty owners, who desire the assistance of
candy shops, dressmakers, barber shops,
etc., to help pay their taxes, and would
rather see the town In darkness and with
dirty, unsprlnkled streets than to stand a
slight raise on property tax. Ventura ex
ists under a special charter, which dates
back to the '70s, thereby having no right
through its town board to impose a license
which they can collect. The people of Ven
tura refused to become a city of the fifth
class last year, and the city now finds It
self, through its inability to impose a tax
which could be collected, In a very pecu
liar position and with a treasury which Is
unable to pay for the common necessities
of modern civilization supposed to exist
ln a town of 351 X) Inhabitants. Mayor Col
lins then made a motion, which was sec
SAVE THE BABY!
JA mother will risk her
own life many times
over, to save her babe
from the horrors of hy
drophobia. There are
graver perils from which
a mother should protect
her child. A mad dog is
a rarity, but thousands
1/2/ of children die daily be-
cause of the seeds of
Hnu disease implanted in
their little bodies be-
W>%twfi%*''fwk A woman may in-
F BUTe tnc llea, * h °f
at sees to t,lat * llc
' s '° r °v g 1 y
manly way dur-
ing the period of
** gestation. Dr.
Pierces Favorite rrescni>tion cures all
weakness and disease of the delicate and
important organs that sustain the burden of
maternity. It makes them strong, healthy,
vigorous and elastic. It banishes the
squeamish spells of the expectant period
and makes baby's introduction to the world
easy and nearly painless. It rids maternity
of peril. It insures the newcomer's health
and an ample supply of nourishment. It
transforms sickly, nervous, fretful, despond
ent, childless women into healthy, happy,
helpful, amiable wives and mothers. Over
90,000 women have testified to the benefits
derived from this marvelous medicine. It
does away with the necessity for the em
barrassing examinations and local treat
ment upon which most physicians insist.
It substitutes certainty for the doubtful
treatment of obscure physicians, who sel
dom correctly diagnose these troubles. All
medicine dealers sell it, and Dr. Pierce will
cheerfully give free advice to ailing women
who write him.
Scores of women who have been perma
nently cured of obstinate and dangerous
diseases by this great medicine, have
permitted their names, addresses, expe
riences and photographs to be printed in
Dr. Pierces Coiimon Sense Medical Ad
viser. This book is free and contains 1008
pages, telling the home-treatment for most
diseases. Send 21 one-cent stamps, to cover
mailing only, for paper - covered copy.
Cloth binding 31 stamps. Address Vr.
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sistance to fatigue. '-From the London ml, , Empress. Princes, Cardinals, Arch-
Sketch, bishops and other Interesting matter.
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onded and carried, to the effect that if the
tax was not paid promptly by the Ist of
October sprinkling and electric lights
would be shut oft. This was greeted with
rjreat applause, and all filed out, aparently
happy ln the thought that everything was
A spirit of activity seems to pervade the
minds of the people throughout the differ
ent towns ln Ventura county.
The people of Ventura have at last dis
covered the reason why N. Blackstock, the
candidate for railroad commissioner, Joined
the Republican party. An ofliclul write
up of two columns ln the Free Press this
week declares that the acquisition to tho
Republican ranks was due to his ardent
admiration of James G. Blame. In the
whole two columns there are but nine lines
devoted to Mr, Blackstock's political ca
reer, which embody the above statement.
The Free Press also complains that the
Santa Barbara Press prints tbe entire Re
publican ticket at the head of its editorial
columns, with the exception of Arnold and
Blackstock. As ls well known, the Press
docs not favor the "octopus."
It Is reported that a number of young
men of the Seventh regiment, after being
mustered out, will leave for Manila to en
gage ln business.
Yesterday, on the steamer Coptic, Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. McCann sailed for San Fran
cisco, whence they sail as missionaries to
Tien-tain, China. They left Ventura on
Wednesday, meeting Miss Laura Jones of
Rlversldo, who accompanies them.
Friday, September 23d, Is the time an
nounced for the postponed social and en
tertainment to be given by the ladles of
the Episcopal church.
Mr. and Mrs. Solon West leave Mon
day for an extended visit to Los Angeles.
Aflle Larlson, a member of Company H,
who recently received his discharge, ar
rived home yesterday morning. He ls In
a pitiful condition, being crippled with
rheumatism to the extent of being un
able to walk without the aid of crutches.
? jmtgK "' severe catarrh ten
years. R. M. K. cured me
for good live years atro."
—Prominent citizen of
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Thousands of others. Drugs and poison
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points without agent. Call or write.
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Schiffman method, and it did not hurt a
bit. I heartily recommend Dr. Schiffman
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Hypnotism as a Science
Now at . . .
Robs Psychic Phenomena of Its
With which ignorance and charlatan
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ls brought In close communion with the
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years, and which science has but recent
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And thus, as you are brought face to
face with Prof. Wood, and he tears the
cobwebs from your eyes and drives the
hobgoblins of superstition from your Im
agination, new hopes and new possibil
ities steal Into your mind, and as he
talks to you your pain vanishes, am In
describable sense of returning power
and life creeps Into every avenue of
your being, and you feel, as never be
fore, that you have met the man who
not only impresses you WITH HIS
POWER, but cures your disease by that
subtile force the world calls Magnetism,
but which Prof. Wood denominates Soul
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