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SUNDAY. JANUARY 10, 1593.
It is straogo that in a country so pel*
iahed as Fiance politics should be so
ferocious. And yet, considering the
provocations to ferocity which exist
there, it ia not so Btrange after all.
The agreeable increase in the amount
of our clearing house balances still
keeps up. Though small compared to
the increase of the week before, last
wselr they show an advancement of
twenty-five per cent.
Mit Cleveland has announced that
he does not. intend to permit his privacy
at L-ikjwoorl, New 'Jersey, to be dis
turbed. ia a hint to the importu
nate office seeker which he would do
well to heed. It ia not always the early
bird that catches tho worm.
Thk Monarch thinks that the repeal
of the Sherman silver bill will benefit,
California because this is a gold com
munity, and sll contracts are made
payable in gold hereabouts. That ia a
view of the initttr we had not taken.
It would be interesting.to hear Senator
William M. Stewart on that point. The
Examiner sclffa a panic in the air. Oh
no! We never have panics when Cleve
land ia at the helm.
Tun better opinion amongst the labor
ers and employer* as wtiil as the gen
eral public appears to be against main
taining fccythujj; in the way of an ex
change in this city, such as has been
proposed. Experience has shown tbat
these have never succeeded when run
by public funds. They have too often
proved to be breeders of discontent snd
asylums for loafers rather than sources
of reliable, vitsl help to anybody. Let
the council make no mistake here.
TflE iJe>v Yorß World, in corcmEtitiug
upon the fret that it WSI quite probable
that bo amount ol vratest could prevent
the election of Mr. Murphy to the
United Sates senate, said that this did
not in any way destroy the value of the
protest itself. In a gene-.al way this h
indisputable. It has long bo jq an as lorn
with tbd American people that an ap
peal always lies to their soOer second
thought. The Herald, in opp-isiug tha
conversion of a Democratic victory in
Los Angeles into a Democratic defeat,
through the action of the police com
mission, has bean actuated by no per
sonal feelings inimical to Chief Glace*
It has opposed the re-appointmeut of
that, official ou principle. The Ditno
crane pariy has been simply betrayed
in that matter by persons calling them
selves Democrats. The next stage of
the iuo'!te:y wi'l come np when the fire
commissioners assemble to do t'ueir work.
A thcraogn Democrat, and a reputable
Democrat, should be elected to that p&
■itioa, or it? Republican chief should
be re-elected. Democrats have reached
Utah a stage of disgust in the matter
that most of them are perfectly indif
ferent. I-i not Moore as good a chief of
thy firp department a* Glass is of the
polio-; departmSßtr Why mike fish of
one aod flesh cf the other? Moore has
b;en hers longer than GIiSF, and helptd
tt» inok; tor charter. Of course, Demo
crats d^rf*—ad that some square-toed
Dttmoerat, whose character ranks high,
eh.'uld be elected. Failing that, they
c*re tiotaiog for the matter. The coun
try, the state and the city are going to
be Democratic hereafter till the cows
come hem*, and the day of reckoning
wilt surely »rriv<s. The Heiiald simply
U ->ld>? oat notos of warning.
It iia» been tbe self-complacent habit
of Americans to imagine that they had
tho Wggert thieves and lobbyists in the
world. We have been well cured of that
«: liijeit. Any oi those Panama French
man is a hu :K!''.b'jrry Above our per
eituuitiu in thot line. There is some
thing captivating aud altogether
luvely iv a ma>> asking and receiving
1000,900, Of 3,000 000 francs, for merely
dropping a "T'l^^estioii —conveying a
c ir-u il hint, as it were. No wonder that
tha man who had the sublime hardi
hood to m*ke suoh a dicker should have
designed and bniH tho largest tower ia
the world. AJ. Eiffel simply suggested
the lottery idea, and for that and noth
iag more be pocketed that little dtutur.
When M Charles tie Leaseps was asked
if EflM bed done any work ou the
bourse for this rest amount of spot cash
he said no—that he had advanced the
idea of a lottery, and that that had set
tled the matter. Most of us have a col
lection of suggestions that we would
part with in j>b lots at a large discount
on tower standard. Monsieur Eiffel is
undoubtedly a man of nerve in many
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 15, 1893.
lines. A person who will allow himself
to be paid several millions of dollars for
taking down and shipping to Aspinwall,
and there setting up again, machinery
that never had any existence, would
probably even allow himself to be petted
by a pretty woman. In fact, there is no
telling to what point he might worry
his complaisance. He eeemß to have
gobbled a trifle over $6,000,000 as far as
heard from, all the counties not being
in, and about the only consideration for
it all is what the more vulgar Americans
are fond of calling "jawbone." Great
art thou, oh Eiffel! Thy cheek divided
around amoi t;st a regiment or two of
hardy fel'ov a would carry them all for
ward to ft most roseate fortune.
THE DANGER IN FRANCE.
The firet thiug that strikes us, who
live under a written constitution, as the
great danger in the French situation, is
that the chamber of deputies has a
dangerous amount of power and is mak
ing dangerous use of it. Suppose, in
disregard of the president and the
senate, our popular branch of the gov
ernment were to assume to act both as
a tribunal to investigate and to try and
punish, what would the people say ?
And yet that is what the French cham
ber of deputies,is doing today. And not
only is it dding it but it is arresting and
imprisoning persons even under the sus
picion of offenses and paying small heed
to the machinery of the usual processes
and tribunals true, to the law. Even
members of the senate and
President Carnot are under sur
veillance, liable at any moment
to be denounced atid proceeded against
by this one branch of the government
that calls itself a republic of laws. It
seems to us that this is an anomaly of
government and that the. outcome of it
ia not easy to reason about. President
Carnot is not of the people, but merely
the choice of an organized branch of the
government that may dismieß him ac
tbey first chore him. In this state
of affairs in the government, which
is made phenomenally worse by
the fact of unparalleled coriuption
all through it, cornea also another
danger, alwayß exioting but more
threatening than ever before, the bold
and widespread demonstrations of tbe
anarchists and socialist", who always
thrive in timoa like these. With an
honest and stable government and in
times of peace and prosperity discon
tent can be put down and defiant mobs
put out of the way, as the commune waa
put out of the way. But the soldiers
must not act yet. The government
is weak and guilty of so much corrup
tion it dares not kill off tbe malcon
tents. Never was such embarrassment!
It cannot invoke extreme measures be-
cause its own tenure is bo frail. It
knows the treiner.dous disparity be
tween the conservative snd the destruc
tive foices in the world so well that it
cannot openly invite tbe danger o!
dynamite. France cannot challenge its
inflamed masses of discontented to open
strife when they have go good cause to
complain. It is o danger not often
threatening a nation, and yet twenty
years of peace aud prosperity is such an
argument in favor of a coutinuance of
the republic that it would seem to have
still a great tnifsion in the world.
THE INJUSTICE OF HISTORY.
In a great drama li'.ie the rebellion,
ia which there were so many acters,
such a rueh of affairs, so many occounts
and estimates of events and participants
that were careless or colored by partiean
feeling, or even purposely distorted or
misrepresented, there must have been,
at the best, many praiees for the unde
serving and much blame put upo.-i those
who were real patriots and heroes. It
were impossible to correct all these
things, and perhaps unprofitable to
dwell too much upon them, since there
is so much we must put behind us and
forget, forget as nature doss and go on,
ever new forms aud creatures. But one
thing has been claimed for General
Butler, in the last d.ty or two's gush of
eulogy, which is so incorrect as histor
ical truths and so unfair to ths memory
of others that it seems worth while to
refer to it.
j In a long sketch of the general in a
leading coaat newspaper—and this, also,
ia treated as true in the general dis
patches—he is given the credit of origin
ating the policy of not sending back
; through oar lir.es the escaping negroes,
' but putting them to some nsetto us in
the carrying on of the war. One writer
makes him the author of the proclama
tion of 1861 to men effect. Now, the
substantial facts are these: Gen. John
Phslps of Vermont, a regular army offi
cer, while in command of Ship island,
off the Mississippi sound, in 1861 and
the early months of 1862, issued an or
der that slaves coming into his lines
should not be sent back but held. He
weut further, no doubt, than be ought
to have done, and invoked impracticable
reasons for his course. It was also in
direct contravention of the Republican
platform of 1830, and of the president's
known policy. In other words, he in
fused too much mere sentiment into
his administration of this delicate
affair. But he struck at the root of
the matter, and it was the beginning of
tbe agitation that speedily brought out
the emancipation proclamation. The
president had to demand of Phelps that
he square hU account with the party
doctrine, which was the government's
position, of course, and require that he
do nothing to interfere with slavery as
a domestic institution of the bouUi.
The old soldier refused, and was sent
back to his Vermont home and was
never heard of more in the war.
Less than a year later General Fre
mont raised the same issue, substantial
ly, in Missouri, declaring that the
colored people who swarmed into bis
lines must not be seat back to masters
in rebellion, hut through any aud all
employments should be made to tell in
favor of tbe union for«c». He also was
required to modify his action and recall
orders he had issued, and resigned
rather than comply. In fact, during
the first year or two of the war, with
the armies in sonthern fields, at least,
it was constantly maintained by the
majority of officers and soldiers that we
must turn to account the negro element
and could not carry out the fine pro
gramme of 1860 as to the domestic insti
tutions of the south.
General Butler relieved General
Phelps at Ship island in the early days
of the winter of 1862. He squared him
self with the president and reversed
Phelps' policy. A year later, being in
turn relieved by Banks, Butler went
home and soOn after to Fotress Monroe,
where he had a command, and it was
there, in 1863, with a ripening of not
matured public sentiment and a tacitly
understood Dolicy, as well, behind him,
that he wT~iVouid~hold on to
and ute the escaping slave, because he
was contraband of war! The word con
traband tickled the ears of the corres
pondents about him and went over the
country till it was so identified with tbe
negro that he took it on as a name and
carried it for years even after the war
closed. Thuß does it appear that a cute
and catchy word waa coined by Butler
at a ripe season, and made him famous
in this connection long after the real
controversy over the negro had been
settled through the martyrdom of
others, and was about to be authorita
tively defined by the emancipation proc
lamation. We would not detract in the
smallest measure from Butler's share
in this, but it was small merit compared
with the serious sacrifices that others
had made in this behalf, and it is only
fair that a simple recital of actual events
should be made, ac a possible antidote
to the poison of a certain hero wor
ship which scorns facts. General But
ler's services to the union were great,
but common justice requires that his
career be shorn of some of the spectacu
lar which both be and his followers
were too much accustomed to surround
themselves with. It is only by honestly
pointing out how these things some
times come about, and thus explain
them, that we can acquit historians of
being eet down as "privileged liars," as
Balzac said of them.
Ir is difficult to understand how any
member of the legislature can bring
himself to oppose the bill to make prize
fighting, ia all its guises and disguises,
unlawful. We venture to assert that
the frequent exhibitions of this brutal
business has done more to discredit and
curse San Francisco than any other one
feature of its show business. Decent
people in the city and out of it have
been filled to tbe satiety oi disgust ever
this sickening practice. And on a
smaller scale, the same thing is true of
Los Angeles. It is something too shame
ful even to be seriously argued against.
It mußt end or we must stand before tbe
Wednesday in Sacramento will tell
the kind of stuff our Populist fellow-cit
izens are made of. It is generally con
ceded amongst men of all parties that,
after a ballot or two, the California
Populiet ought to realise that for a sena
torial quantity he is not quoted on the
boards. After ono or two ballots he is
expected to go for Mr. White. There
are three men, two Populists and ov.e
Independent, who have, in the hearing
of numbers of people, said that, after
realizing tbe hopelessness of Populist,
success, they would cast their ballots
for our townsman. Will they do it?
The Herald thinks they will.
Nore Oil at Newhall.
0. T. Dondore, president of the Ban
ner Oil company, says the San Die.-.o
Union, which has 1800 acres of oil beat
ing land at Newhall, received a dispatch
yesterday from the superintendent of
the works that a heavy flow of oil had
been secured in the well the company ia
sinking. The diepatch read: "Got it.
Oil rises solid 400 feet." This will be
good news to the stockholders of the
company, many of whom reside in this
city. The well will produce about 60
barrels of crude petroleum par day,
worth $2 per barrel.
_ The sinking of the well has been car
ried on with many discouragements,
the cost of the work necessitating sev
eral assessments. When down 460 feet
the borers struck a vein of oil sand, but
this proved to be shallow, and water
was again encountered. The stock
holders wete naturally despondent, but
work was continued. At 780 feet last
week a flow of gas was reached, and on
Saturday the oil sand was again en
countered. This proves to be 60 or 60
feet thick, guaranteeing a steady and
At 696 feet the drill passed through a
six-foot vein of coal, so the discovery ia
one of double value, and the directors
are naturally well pleased with the
The company's prepsrty is located be
tween other paying tracts, and the sink
ing of other welle is contemplated.
Wilson's Big Find.
From Mr. John Wilson, bettor known
as "Quart*" Wilson, says tho San Ber
nardino Courier, who arrived in this
city on Sunday last from the vicinity of
Twenty-nine Palms, a reporter of The
Courier is able to give its readers the
following mining items from that sec
Of course every old minor in this sec
tion knows "Quartz" Wilson.
"Mr. Wilson," said the reporter, "it
is said thai you have some remarkably
rich gold claims near Twenty-nine
"I have," said Mr. Wilson, "and if
you will come-with me I will show the
specimens from my new find about 10
miles from Twenty-nine Palms."
The reporter, eager to look at the root
of all evil, accompanied Mr. Wilson to
his hotel and was shown the specimens.
It is needless to say that the scribe at
once wanted to buy a half interest, but,
hiß pocketbook being depleted, stood no
show. Mr. Wilson explained to the
scribe the country wh- re his mines are
located and said that San Juan was not
a marker to his claims, for the mines in
that eeetion are placers and his is
quarts—a white quartz—and the free
gold is abundant, ttie assays from which
went from (900 to $400 per ton, the low
eat assay going $116.
He will have more news to give the
readere in our next issue.
Don't fool with Indigestion. Take Bekoham's
The Clover Leaf club held ita fourth
monthly dance of the season in Kram
er's hall Friday night. The affair was
as enjoyable as are all the meetings of
this organization and was well attended.
The young ladies looked very charming
in their dancing costumes. Those pres
ent were: Mrs. Bebymer, Misses Bow
man, Austermel), Jackson, Clara Ben
nett, Corinne Rbard, Kinsey, Sadie
Biglsr, Burke, McGregor, Thatcher, Mc-
Henry, Curti?, Longley, Greenwald,
Fox, Hubbard, Flora Pearson, Ida Swan
burg, Blackman, Hattie Pearson, Jenk
ins, Sebile, Wilson, Gus Frost, Anna
Frost, Sallie Btevens, Dryden, Minnie
Sullivan, Johnson, Carter, Jennie Big
ler, Whitaker, Beaver, Ivey, Tan
ner, Steigerwalt, Windheim, Sabine,
Glass, Huntley, Mrs. White,
Messrs. Behymer, Barber, Brockway,
Bowers, Will- Collins, Frank Erwin,
Edouart, George Fitch, Fruhling,
Gates, Harrington, Hopperstead, K.
Hagan, Jeffries, C. Kitts, F. Kitts, Kin
sey, Knoff, Lawrence, Legore, McStay,
Mooney, Mullin, Moore, Mackay, Mc-
Gregor, Piatt, Preston, Pettigrew,
Royer, Randall, F. Reynolds, A. Rey
nolds, Richardson, Robinson, Shepard,
Shields, Tanner, F. Wilson, Y. E. Wil
son, Whomes, R. Wanskowski, Wolfe
Tbe social and entertainment given by
the faculty aud students of the popular
SVoodbury business college, on Friday
evening, was attended by a large circle
of friends and acquaintances among our
influential citizens, and was a most en
joyable affair in every way.
Tbe large hall of the commercial de
partment was decorated with a profu
sion of evergreens and flowerß in a most
complete and artistic manner, giving
the room a very bright and tasty ap
pearance. By 8 o'clock there was scarce
ly available standing room, and shortly
after this hour Prof. Hough, in a few
appropriate words of welcome, an
nounced the first number on
the literary programme, introduc
ing the Misses Beck for a
piano duet, which was exceedingly
well rendered, followed by » recitation
given in excellent eiyle by Miss Mabel
Kallock. Next followed a varied and
unusually excellent programme, includ
ing recitations by such popular favorites
as Miss Nina Cuthbert, Mr. Tom
Barnes, a vocal solo by Mr. Ragland,
also by Miss Clay, with piano accom
paniment by Mr. Stephens and violin
obligato by Mr. Wilson. Messrs. Merry
and Hill followed with a mandolin and
guitar duet, and the literary programme
closed with a selection by the guitar
and banjo quartette, composed of Prof,
and Mrs. Hough, Miss Rtfenberick and
Mr. Hill, members of tbe popular De
Lano Ideal club, which was perfectly
rendered and received a deserved en
core. Prof. Hough then invited every
one to join in the college promenade, a
special feature of the socials.
Amongst the many pleasant receptions
given to Prof. Joseph Le Conte here we
are sure that hone have given him more
gratification than that tendered him on
last Tuesday night by hie old friend,
Mrs. M. A. Knox, at her residence oo
Cottage Place. After partaking of a
sumptuous dinner the company gathered
in the parlor and spent several hours in
delightful conversation, Mrs. fCnox her
self drawing tho professor out in many
well-told anecdotes of the olden time,
and especially in a very graphic descrip
tion of a canoe trip the doctor made in
1840 from Detroit to Lake Superior, and
thenca to the Mississippi, to the Falls
of St. Anthony, passing over the present
sites of great and populous cities with
out meeting a white man until he
reached St. Louie. Among the gutstß
present to meet Dr. Le Conte were Mrs.
George C. Knox, Miss Margaret Knox,
Miss Johnston, Mrs. Hough, Mr. and
Mrs. Harden, Mr. and Mrs. Fisher, Mr.
and Mrs. Hyatt, Mrs. Price, Maj. H. Z.
Osborne, Col. J. J. Ayree, Mr. E. A.
Saxton and others. It was an evening
of rare felicity and greatly enjoyed by
the distinguished gentleman who was
Mrs. Knox's chief guest.
On Friday evening, January 18th,
Miss Radie Whitcomb, one of the most
popular young ladies on Ann street, waa
given a surprise party by some of her
many friends. Tbe usual games and
dancing were indulged in and refresh
ments served in due style, and it is
needless to Bay that all present enjoyed
themselves. One of the features of the
evening was a cowbell serenade tendered
to Mr. Rex Belcher by some of his
Mr a. W. C. Morrison entertained a
party of friende in a delightful manner
at her home, 1347 South Olive street,
Tuesday evening, with music, games
and dancing, after which delightful re
freshments were served. Among those
present were Mrs. Georgia Atkinson,
Mertha Qwyn and Marguerite Abbott,
Meesrs. J. S. Oliver, Robert Abbott, F.
E. Scott, J. Harry Morrisey and W. C.
A surprise party in celebration of the
twenty-ninth birthday of Mr. Charles
Moser of SOI Augusta street was given
him last evening by his friends. The
following were present: Mr. and Mrs.
Beebe, Miss May Beebe, Mr. and Mrs.
Launtzel, Mr. and Mrs. Qerckens, Mr.
and Mrs. Long, Mr. and Mrs. Chrtsten
ses, Joseph Dominguez, J. S. Redowa,
Mrs. J. J. Carpenter, P. Valenzuela, Lo
Conte Davis, A. S. Ybarra, N. Guzman.
Tho engagement is anuounced of Mr.
Joseph Jonas of San Bernardino and
Miss Marguerite Oohn. They will be at
home to all their friends this afternoon,
and this evening will entertain their
many acquaintances as the Cohn man
sion, South Olive street.
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