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A FRUITFUL THEME.
The Evils of Private and
The Subject Discussed at a
Ex-President Cleveland the Prin-
Reputable Business Men Hauled Over
the Coals for Not Taking More In
terest In Politics—Log-Roll
Assoclatod Press Dispatches.
Providence, R. 1., June 27. —The din
ner of the Commercial club this evening
was the last of the season and a distin
guished assemblage was at its board.
Private and special legislation was the
theme of the evening. Ex-Chief Jus
tice Durfee was the first Bpeaker. He
lamented the corruptness of the lobby
ane emphasized the importance of citi
zens and business men taking a more
active interest in politics.
Ex-President Cleveland spoke at
length in the same strain. He said this
unfortunate neglect of matters of politics
and legislation has actually reached
such a pass that business men think and
speak of politics as something outside of
their interests and as a duty, which
if not actually disreputable, may well
bo left to those who have a taste for it.
The ex-president sought to remind his
hearers of the interest which all of us
have as members of our American body
politic in wholesome general laws and
their honest administration. In order
that the patriotism and intelligence of
the country should prevail in our legis
lation, the patriotic aud intelligent men
of the country must see to it that they
are properly represented in our national
Mr. Cleveland said it seems to him
that private and special legislation as it
at present prevails, is an evil changeable
to a great extent to the liatlessness and
carelessness of the people. The people
have a right to claim from their repre
sentatives their best care and attention
to the great subjects of legislation in
which the entire country is interested.
This is denied to them, and their repre
sentatives take their seats burdened
with private bills in which their imme
diate neighbors are exclusively inter
ested, and which they feel they must be
diligent in advancing if they would
secure their continuance in public life.
They are led by the exigencies of
their situation, as they view it, not only
to the support of private bills of ques
tionable propriety, but to the neglect of
important questions involved in general
legislation. Furthermore, the impor
tance of the successful championship of
of these private bills, seems so vital to
them that they are easily led to barter
their votes for measures as bad or worse
than theirs, ana thus is inaugurated the
system called log-rolling, which comes
frightfully near actual corruption, and
the people at large lose not only atten
tion to their aftairß, but are often no
better than robbed of the money in the
Continuing, Mr. Cleveland said: "An
other and more pernicious aspect of
special and private legislation: .It en
genders among our people the habit of
looking toward the government for aid
in the accomplishment of special an<? in
dividual schemes, and the expectations
which it creates, that legislation may be
invoked for securing of individual ad
vantages aud unearned benefits. No
thoughtful American should shut his
eyes to the truth that when our people
regard the government as the source of
individual benefit and favoritism,
our popular government is in dan
gerou hands, and its entire per
version alarmingly imminent. This
perversion is not alone charge
able to confessed!)' private and
special legislation. Measures of a gen
eral character, apparently proposed for
the public good, frequently originate in
selfish circulation, and neither the cry
of protection to American interests nor
pretended solicitude for the public good,
ought to succeed in concealing the
scheme to favor the few at the expense
of the many. Nor should the import
ance to the country of legislative action
upon any subject divert us from an in
quiry concerning the selfish motives
and purposes which may be hidden be
hind the proposal of such legislation.
It is quite time that our business men
and all American citizens who love their
country bestir themselves for a battle
against the evil tendency of private and
special legislation, whatever guise it
THE BARDSLIY AFFAIR.
Further Probing Into the Defaulting
City Treasurer's Accounts.
Phil.adei.phia, June 27. —In the course
of the investigation of the affairs of ex-
City Treasurer Bardsley in connection
with Glendenning &Co., the law depart
ment learned that the bankers who were
depositors in the Fourth-street Na
tional bank had on May 22d re
ceived a clearing house due bill
from that institution for $30,257.58.
About ten days ago it was presented by
a messenger of the City Trust company,
who asked that the bill be made payable
to their order instead of Glendenning &
Co. This request was made on behalf
of Bardsley, who said the due bill was
his property, and not public money.
Miss Tathani, niece of Bardsley, who
made the request, said her uncle wanted
to have it transferred this way to the
trust company. The demand of the
trust company was refused and the city
solicitor, after investigation of the mat
ter, had a bill filed in the court of com
mon pleas against Bardsley, his wife
and niece, the Fourth-street National
bank, Glendenning & Co., and the City
Trust company. The injunction asks
that the Fourth-street bank be re
strained from paying the bill and that
Bardsley, his wife and niece be re
strained from negotiating it and com
pelling them to transfer it to the city
authorities. It is also asked that Glen
denning & Co. be compelled to explain
the transactions which led to Bardsley
getting the due bill.
Judge Gordon and presiding Judge
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
Finletter, today, handed down two con
flicting opinions in relation to the right
of the city to claim the property of the
Bradford mills and to continue the in
junction restraining John and James
Dobson from selling the Bradford mills
under judgment for $173,000 confessed by
the Bradford mills to Dobson at the in
stance of John Bardsley, in order to
protect the Dobsons against the liabili
ties incurred as sureties for Bardsley as
Judge Gordon stated that the court
was divided in its opinion, and that ac
cording to the ordinary rules of practice
the preliminary injunction granted by
the court on filing the bill would fail.
The bill, however, was not dismissed,
but would pats through the court and
be heard according to the usual routine
of such cases, and that the full court
might make another decision when the
case came up for final hearing.
Four More Sheepherder* Arrested for
Pasturing Sheep in the Park.
Wawona, Cal., June 27. —Lieutenant
Davis returned this evening from an
other patrolling trip through the Yo
semite national park. He made four
more arrests of parties for trespass.
They are all sheepmen, whom he found
inside the national park with their
flocks of sheep. He ordered them to
move out of the park, which they did,
but when the patrolling party left them
they moved into the park again and
were surprised by Lieutenants Davis
on his return, and were arrested and
brought to camp along with their pack
mules, dogs and camping outfit. This
is the second lot of sheepmerr that have
been arrested. The first lot were re
leased yesterday ou $500 bond, each, to
appear for trial if the federal authorities
want them. They are all very indignant
at being airested, but Captain Wood,
the commanding officer, has ordered the
lieutenant to keep patrolling the park.
He has been sent here to protect the
park and to keap sheep out, and he pro
posed to do it.
More Poachers Sail for Bering Sea—Brit
ish and American Warships.
Victoria, B. C, June 27.—The
schooners Mascot and Otto have sailed
for Bering sea, their captains deciding
to take the chance of securing a few
skins before being warned by any of the
H. M. S. Nymph sailed for Bering sea
this morning. She expected to join the
United States Mohican at Nanaimo and
proceed north together.
The United States warship Alert is ly
ing off Victoria harbor. On the passage
from San Francisco Capt. Hitchcock was
taken sick with kidney trouble, and
since the Alert's arrival has been grow
ing much worse. His physician said it
would not be safe for him "to go with the
vessel in his present condition. He was
taken to the hospital this morning and
will be relieved. 1
II UK AOH (* VHOHIBK.
A Baltimore Girl 18lies a Prominent
Crescent City Man.
New Orleans, Jube 27.—Beta A. H.
Kaesman, residing jn Baltimore, Md.,
filed a suit in the Dnited States court,
this afternoon, against Brownlee W.
Taylor, for $100,000,; for breach of prom
ise. She claims thai he became engaged
to her in June, 188% but has postponed
the consummation ol the nuptials from
time to time upon various pretexts. In
April lastshe learned that the defendant
had clandestinely entered into marital
relations with another. Taylor is also
charged with circulating reports affect
ing the defendant's good character,
knowing them to be false. Taylor is
well known here, and stands high in
Indictments Against Gibson Quashed.
Chicago, June 27. —In the criminal
court today Judge Collins quashed all
the counts in the indictment against
George J. Gibson of the whisky trust,
charging him with conspiracy, and those
for having explosives in his possession.
The charge of attempt to commit the
crime of blowing lip the Shut'eldt dis
tillery, thereby destroying life and
property, was taken; under advisement.
No Prospect for a Race.
Boston, June 27.—There is no possi
bility of a race bdtween the Harvard
university crew and the Oxford uni
versity crew, during August, as sug
gested by the latter, according to to
night's dispatches from London. Cap
tain Perkins said it would be out of the
question for Harvard to think of com
peting with Oxford since the crew was
out of training and disbanded.
Gen. Schoflelit at Yosemite.
Wawona, Cal., June 27.—General
Schofield and party arrived here this
evening on a special stage from Ray
mond. They will proceed to Yosemite
tomorrow morning, where they expect
to remain two or three days. After
viewing Yosemite they will return di
rect to San Francisco. They are all
high in their praise of the trip tliUB far.
Judgments Against I.indholm.
New York, June 27. —Judgment for
$63,400 was entered today against Robert
Lindholm, of the late firm of Robert
Lindholm & Co., grain merchants. New
York and Chicago, in favor of Win. S.
Williams, one of his partners who
claimed that Lindholm did not put in
the capital he agreed to.
Warrants for Embezzlers.
St. Louis, June 27. —Warrants were
isßuee this evening lor the arrest of
Charles Bigelow, assistant cashier, and
Norman Perry, chief clerk, of the Amer
can Express company, in this city. The
men are charged with embezzling the
company's funds, but the amount is not
An Armory Kurued.
New York, June 27.—The armory of
the Seventy-firßt regiment was burned
out this morning, only the walls being
left. " The members of the regiment had
300 uniforms and their arms in the
building, all of which were lost. A num
oer of htorekeepers also suffered loss.
The total loss is estimated at $100,000.
Shot by Apaches.
San Fbancisco, June 27.—The Chron
icle's Tombstone, Ariz., special Bays: A
Chinaman was attacked'by five Apa
ches, in the Canane mountains, near the
Mexican line, last Friday. He was shot
four times aud left for dead. The
wounded man was brought in by friends,
and is still alive. No pursuit of the
Indians is being made.
SUNDAY MORNING. JUNE 28, 1891.—TWELVE PAGES.
THE CYCLONE BELT.
Deluges Continue in Water-
Dcs Moines Struck by a Heavy
A Great Deal of Damage Done by
Wind and Lightning;.
Destructive Floods In Eastern Kansas.
A Cyclone's Work in Colorado—A
Terrlllc Thunder Storm
Associated Press Disnatehes.
Das Moineh, la., June 27. —A heavy
rainstorm struck this city this after
noon. The rain fell at the rate of three
inches an hour, soon flooding the streets.
For awhile the wind blew seventy miles
an hour. Trees were broken and some
streets are littered with branches. Sev
eral buildings were unroofed and other
wise damaged. Reports from the sur
rounning towns show that the storm was
even more severe north and west of Dcs
Moines. Considerable damage was
done to grain.
IR RBPARABLE DAMAGE.
Holstein, la., June 27. —Another
most disastrous storm occurred yester
day. Lightning and hail have done ir
reparable damage in this section to
crops and cattle. The district stricken
by hail is three miles wide and ten
miles long. Barley is almost totally de
stroyed. Wheat and oats are damaged.
Cushing and Correutionville were
flooded. Twochildren were drowned at
Correctionville, and lightning killed
C. Kinne. The whole country in this vi
cinity is a picture of desolation and ruin.
Hogs, cattle and horses in large num
bers are seen floating down the river.
A WATERBOI NO TRAIN.
Sioux City, lowa, June 27.—A mail
clerk who arrived here tells of a train on
the St. Paul road which is watefbound
at Hornick with the crew and twenty
three passengers aboard. He says there
is no prospect of getting the train out for
a couple of days. He waded through miles
of water to reach here.
Dcs Moines, June 27. —This week's
bulletin of the lowa weather and crop
service reports the destructive effects of
the heavy rainstorm of the 23d and
24th, limited to the area of nine or ten
northwestern counties, in which the ag
gregate damage will exceed $1,000,000.
IUJLAUINQ B.V.'NS IN KANSAS.
Emi-ouja, Kan., June 27. —Word has
just been received in this city of great
damage caused by the heavy rains of
Thursday in this and adjoining counties.
Many farms have been entirely flooded,
and barns, implements and entire crops
washed away. On the farm of John
Btotter, on Jacob's creek, large orchards
were destroyed. The storm also did
great damage to buildings. At the
Taylor ranch many fat hogs and lots of
poultry were lost. People were com
pelled to flee for their lives to high
land, aud property was de
stroyed. All the farms about this
place are submerged. At Sodin's mill,
just below Emporia, Cottonwood creek
is out of its banks, and has spread over
the country for miles. In the flood, as
it ])asses, may be seen all kinds of
wreckage, barns, parts of all kinds of
farm machinery, wheat in abundance,
and here and there a piece of drift
wood, a wagon bed or a dead animal.
The flood is now subsiding.
A CYCLONE IN COLORADO.
Denver, June 27.—News has been
received of a destructive cyclone which
paesed over the country, twenty-five
miles east of this city, Thursday night.
Houses were blown away, trees up
rooted and carried away, and crops for
many miles completely ruined. A dozen
persons were injured, but none seri
ously. At Clark's ranch hail fell for
twenty minutes, and killed about 250
sheep. Mrs. J. W. Adams, living two
miles northwest of Deer Tail, says the
hailstones killed innumerable chickens
ST. PAUL DELUGED.
St. Paul, Minn., June 27.—A heavy
rainstorm prevailed in this city and
vicinity this afternoon, causing numer
ous washouts. Lightning during the
storm caused havoc among electric
No Section of the Union In a Healthier
Condition Than Dixie.
Chattanooga, Term., June 27.—The
Tradesman's report of the new indus
tries established in the southern states
during the second quarter of 1891 shows
a total of 892, against 1350 for the same
period the year previous. The paper
says that while the number of new in
dustries established for the second quar
ter this yea/ is not up to that of the
corresponding period in 1880, still the
industrial interests of this section are in
a very healthy condition, and a noticea
ble feature of the past three months has
been the amount of capital invested in
enterprises. When the recent stringency
in the money market is taken into con
sideration the industrial activity in the
south is very gratifying and justifies the
assertion that no section of the country
is in a more healthful condition than
the southern states.
Phoebe Cousins' Case.
Chicago, June 27.—Arguments on the
motion made some months ago by
Phu'be Cousins, looking to her restora
tion to the secretaryship of the board of
lady managers of the world's fair, be
gan before Judge Blodgett in the federal
court, today. They will probably oc
cupy two days.
Trenton, N. J., June 27.—Thomas A.
Bell, who is connected officially with the
Star Rubber company and" Trenton
China company, each of which recently
failed, has assigned. His assets are re
ported at about $130,000,. but he is bo
seriously involved that they will be
nearly wiped out by the liabilities, a
statement of which is not yet ready.
THE DALTON GANG.
Sac and Fox Agency Attacked and Large
Wichita, Kan., June 27. —A sensa
tional rumor is current here tonight to
the effect that an attack was made upon,
the Sac and Fox agency, last night, by
an armed band of desperadoes, who are
reported to have captured large treasure
and escaped with it. The Dalton gang is
reported to be connected with the affair.
It is said that Indian traders who have
been doing business with the Indians
since the latter sold their lands to the
government, were the heaviest losers.
No verification of the report has been
Texas Kallroads Must Disgorge.
Austin, Tex., June 27. —The supreme
court today rendered a decision in the
famous railway case from Val Verde
county, brought by Attorney General,
now Governor, Hogg, involving the
question whether railroads are entitled,
under the constitution of 1876, to land
grants on account of siding and switches.
The court below gave judgment for the
state. The supreme court reversed this
on account ot informalities, but holds
with Hogg that grants should not have
been made on account of sidings and
switches. Through this decision the
State will recover over six million acres
to which patents have been improperly
j Pitthbubg, June 27. —The scale con
ference committee of the iron manufac
turers and workmen were in session to
day, but up to 2 o'clock had not arrived
at a settlement. The manufacturers re
fuse to sign the scale until the nine
hour clause is eliminated, and the
workers will not make a change.
A special from Youngstown, Ohio,
says tne manufacturers of Youngstown
Warren, Girard and Niles have decided
to close down* their mills on Tuesday if
the nine-hour clause is insisted upon.
An Impending Strike.
Kansas City, June 27.—There are
prospects of a big strike at the Kansas
City Bmelting and refining works. The
management have given notice to the
pot pushers of a reduction in the hours
of labor from twelve to eight, and in
wages from $1.80 per day to $1.25. The
men have offered to work eight hours
for $1.50 per day, and if that is not
granted, will strike on Monday. There
may be a strike of other workmen.
Local Justice Not to Be Trusted.
Tope ka, Kan., June 27.—Governor
Humphrey today took the Wood murder
case out of the hands of the local
authorities of Stevens county, and or
dered Attorney-General Ives to proceed
at once to take the case in hand.
Cherokee Strip Guards.
King Fisher, Oklahoma, June 27.—A
troop of the Fifth cavalry reinforced by
a company of Cheyenne Indian scouts,
j ha* been ordered in'o the Cherokee
strip to eject trespassing cattlemen and
Shot and Killed.
New York, June 27.—Dawson J. Mes
erole, 2d years of age, son of General J.
B. Meserole, president of the Williams
burg Savings bank, shot and killed The
odore Lascig, a compositor, tonight.
A Milling Firm Assigns.
Redwing, Minn., June 27. —The mill
ing firm of R. Gregg & Co., at Cannon
Falls, has made an assignment for bene
fit of creditors. Liabilities, $150,000;
Tin-Plate Works Close Down.
London, June 27.—Four-fifths of the
tin-plate works in South Wales closed
their doors today for one month, throw
ing 25,000 hands out of employment for
A Dividend for Creditors.
New York, June 27. —Judge Beach, of
the supreme court, has given the re
ceiver ot the North River bank permis
sion to pay the creditors a dividend of 20
Death of a Bank Official.
Red Bluff, Cal., June 27. —Douglass
W. Frank, for many years teller of the
Bank of Tehama county, died this after
noon, after a long illness.
A Nebraska Bank Closed.
Omaha, June 27.—A special from Red
Cloud, Neb., says the doors of the Red
Cloud National bank were closed this
morning by order of the bank examiner.
ON TO SANTA MONICA.
The Boulevard That Is Not, but Ought
The idea of making a fine driveway to
Santa Monica has again taken a con
crete form, and it is likely 'that some
thing will soon be done. Some days ago
Mr. J. E. Durkee of this city started the
discussion of the matter by a letter pub
lished in the Herald , and this was fol
lowed yesterday by a meeting of inter
ested persons at The Palms.
Mr. E. H. Sweetzer was selected as
chairman, and after an enthusiastic dis
cussion, a committee was appointed,
with orders to get hold of the chamber
of commerce and board of trade, and
interest these ponderous, resoluting
bodies in the matter. The committee,
as finally selected, consisted of Major
George H. Bonebrake, who is the resi
dent manager of the Soldiers' home,
William Pridhara and F. E. Browne, all
of this city; E. J. Vawter of Santa Mon
ica, and Joseph Curtis of The Palms.
The question of getting practical aid
from the owners of property along the
proposed boulevard was discussed, and
a committee was appointed to see what
could be done with them, consisting of
Mr. J. E. Durkee of this city and E. H.
Sweetzer, J. J. Carrill and Fred Cowley
of Santa Monica.
The supervisors are expected to aid
this plan, and they ought to; their as
sistance, with what can be raised by
voluntary contributions, ought to re
sult in the finest roadway in the state.
The plan is to build a road eighty feet
wide from this place to Santa Monica,
macadamize • it, plant double rows of
shade trees on both sides, lay the neces
sary water pipe, and put in hydrants, so
that it can be kept free from dust, and
in brief provide one of the most perfect
drives in the world.
A suit with an artistic cut and fit,
first-class workmanship and linings, can
be had at H. A. Getz, 128 W. Third at.
It is a pretty strong thing for any firm to say
they are above criticism. We do onr very best,
| though, to give our customers good values. It may
happen occasionally that you have some fault to find
with us, but you know we always stand ready to
make right any just complaint. Our method of doing \
a square, legitimate business is certainly above j
Our stock is always kept up. We never allow
I our assortment to run down. Just now our Mr.
Frank is in New York" making his Fall purchases.
; As usual, we are the first to go to the market, thus
; enabling us to get the choice of the best.
J Cor. Spring and Temple Streets. I
We have a special line of Serges and Cheviots in
Blues and Blacks which we warrant absolutely Fast
Colors. We make' these goods up with Superior Trim
mings and Sewings in CUTAWAY and SACK SUITS at the
TAILORS AND FURNISHERS,
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From organization to January L 891, it has paid back in cash to its members
and now holds securely invested for future payment $451,370,159, OVER SIXTY
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