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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD
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THE HERALD'S CITY CIRCULATION
The Herald* circulation In the city of Loa Angeles
Is larger than that of the Examiner or tha Express
and eecond only to that of the Times.
Population of Los Angeles 201,249
Boston is setting the fashion of breaking the discrim
ination of landlords against families with children. Now
It may not be long before we sco rental advertisements
to the effect that "no childless applicants need apply."
Chicago reports a mirage on Saturday which caused
"sand hills of Michigan, although nearly forty miles
away, to appear as though near enough to annex." It
Is not strange that Chicago Is beginning to see queer
Mr. Carnegie says "poverty is a priceless heritage."
That seems hard to understand in view of the bargain
rates to which it usually is marked down. Solomon hit
the mark in the saying: "Give me neither poverty nor
After a month of experience with the teamsters'
Btrlke, Chicago remains in the same predicament as at
the beginning, with the prospect that the strike will
extend much farther. Chicago seems to be a good city
to move away from.
After several years of effort at every session of the
New York legislature, a bill has passed giving the eight
hour system to workers in the street department, in-
Btead of the ten hour system. But the mayor has sud
denly upset the measure with a veto.
The novelty of a yacht race across the Atlantic will
attract world-wide interest, as It will afford a thorough
test, barring accidents, of the craft in competition.
It is a race of about 3000 miles, long enough to give a
Burfelt of yachting sport to all participants.
San Diego and Riverside have similar cases in hand
relative to parties who are selling alleged worthless lots
far from the madding crowd under misleading represen
tations. Such enterprises are injurious to any commun
ity and should be suppressed if possible.
Next week Los Angeles will be the focus of attrac
tion for thousands of Knights of Columbus, coming hith
er for a reunion of the order from all parts of the United
States. The glad hand will be extended to the visiting
host with characteristic Los Angeles warmth.
What a world of worry the lucky ones escape who
have nothing alluring for thieves. There is that case in
New York of three diamonds stolen from Tiffany & Co.,
valued in the aggregate at ?90,000. Precious stones are
mere baubles, not worth a thought — when you haven't
their cash equivalent.
Arkansas is a good old state, even with the "saw"
ending of it 3 name, but California does not care to swap
populations with it. That was a queer blunder which
the bureau of vital statistics sent out from Washington.
A matter of 214,945 Californians were temporarily con
verted into Arkansawyers.
It is feared that the crop of spring weddings was
blighted by the new law requiring both matrimonial
candidates to appear in an application for a license.
The drop from forty licenses issued at the county clerk's
office the day before the law took effect away down to
two the day after that event looks ominous for parsons
and justices who are looking for marriage fees.
Here is an example of development of Southern Cal
ifornia resources: Four years ago it had merely been
demonstrated that the Coachella desert country could
grow the finest melons in the world. Next week this
season's output of melons in that district will begin to
move eastward, and it will comprise more than six hun
dred carloads. Moreover, Iho crop will be in market a
month ahead of competitors.
A CALL FOR EVERY VOTE
In (he few remaining days prior to the election on the
saloon issuo every effort should ho made to secure the
largest possible vote. It would bo a matter of regret if
the election should not be decisive, beyond any question
whatever, of public Bontimont on that point. A bare
majority for ono side or the other would not be accepted
as a finality. It would settle the legal aspect of the
question for the time, but it would leave a root that
Burely would sprout later.
No matter which way the election may go, the result
will be accepted cheerfully by all true citizens. The
voice of the majority will speak, and that means sub
stantially the voice of the people. But the louder that
voice speaks the better it will be for the community.
If a majority of the voters of Los Angeles determine
that the best interests of the city demand the elimina
tion of the saloons, then The Herald hopes that majority
will be overwhelming. The question would be settled
then, and settled for keeps, and The Herald would lead
in demanding that the saloons bo wiped out so thorough
ly that the most keen-scented prohibitionist in the city
could not detect a whiff of rum In the ruins of any
On the other hand, if it is the judgment of a majority
of the voters of Loa Angeles that it would be impolitic
to abolish the saloons, then it is hoped the majority will
be so sweeping as to prevent the sprouting of another
such agitation for a good long time.
The present agitation of the saloon question is caus
ing a deal of ill feeling among some people who have
only the best Interests of Los Angeleß at heart, but who
differ In their views about the wisdom of the no-saloon
movement. The agitation, therefore, Is harmful to all
Interests. Let us get to the end of it, finally and per
HriiiK out every vote la the election one week from
OS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, MAY aa, 1965.
STREET IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATIONS
In a city of vast area, like I/)n Angelea, It is neces
sarily a difficult problem to keep All the streets In a
condition satisfactory to the public, and particularly to
dwellers on streets where there may be special cause
In Los Angeles much has been done by local Im
provement associations In the way of making streets
more pleasing to the eye. In many districts of the city
public spirited citizens have accomplished great results
by leading in organized efforts for the cleanliness, tidi
ness and general improvement of streets in their re
There la occasion for great enlargement of that Una
of enterprise, however, in Los Angeles. In various parts
of the city the streets are unclean, untidy and neglected.
Dwellers along such streets wait patiently for the street
department to improve tho appearance of the thorough
fares, but it Ir Impossible for the department, with its
present means, to give satisfaction constantly in every
section of the city.
The importance of associated effort on the part of
property owners is eeen in such situations. A little in
dividual energy and a comparatively email sum of money
will transform a street of slovenly appearance into a
handsome thoroughfare, even with but little assistance
from the street department.
Ideas and suggestions bearing on this subject are
timely, and we note some experiences In the line by
Chicago improvement clubs, as they are called. In a
recent report of one of these clubs, which has been in
existence three years, this statement is made: "For
tho comparatively small sum of $1 per month for each
twenty-five feet front of property the avenue can be
kept clean during the day and thoroughly flushed and
scrubbed at night." That relates to Vincennes avenue
and the figure of cost entirely covers street cleaning.
But in addition, as stated, "enough cash was left in the
treasury to buy and plant trees, to install new orna
mental electric lights, and in the winter months to re
move the snow from tho sidewalks."
It is evident from such experience that the entire
street system of Los Angeles might be made attractive
and beautiful by such efforts of district improvement as
sociations aa are noted in Chicago. In every district
of Los Angeles there are plenty of citizens with the re
qulßlte energy and public spirit to "start the ball roll
ing." And if once fairly started the spirit of emulation
would spread to all quarters of the city, with results
cheering to all citizens and surprising to all visitors.
GOOD FOR THE EYES
Some suggestive facts were presented in yesterday's
Herald relative to the injurious ocular effects of read
ing print that causes abnormal strain upon the eyes.
The article relates to the Japanese, showing how many
of them are forced to wear spectacles in this country as
a consequence of reading English, while at home the
larger Japanese print causes no trouble to the sight.
It is the bearing of this subject on our own people
that makes the Japanese experience interesting. All
strangers In Los Angeles from the eastern states are
surprised at the large proportion of children In this city
who wear spectacles. The usual explanation is that the
intensity of the sun's rays during the long period of
comparatively clear sky causes a strain upon the optics
which necessitates the aid of lenses. That is true in
part, but the disclosure of Japanese experience sug
gests another cause.
The small type and generally trying effect on the
eyes caused by reading some newspapers undoubtedly
contribute largely to the injury of eyesight and the
consequent need of spectacles. This fact Is understood
by many people of this city, evidently, as is shown by
the frequent letters to The Herald praising the typo
graphy of this paper, its clear print, the suitable size of
the type and the generally attractive make-up. In fre
quent letters from new subscribers the fact is mentioned
that in the paper formerly taken "the print is so bad
that it is hard on the eyes." It is not difficult for any
person to perceive, on comparing The Herald with its
local contemporaries, that it is in all respects the most
readable newspaper in Los Angeles.
MILLIONS OF PROFIT IN ORANGES
"It is safe to say that there is a cool half million
dollars more netted from the orange crop in Redlands
this year than there was last."
This statement by the Review may be taken as a
general indication of the season's outcome in the entire
orange belt. It means that the orange growers of South
ern California are, as a whole, some millions of dollars
richer than they were a year ago.
The orange marketing season is not yet quite at an
end, but enough Is known to show results extremely
satisfactory to producers. Marketing statements to date
record the gratifying change in the outlook that occurred
after the 6lump about holiday time. Unfavorable cli
matic conditions in the east early in the marketing
season made the situation discouraging, and on top of
that drawback was the crowding of the markets with
inferior fruit. But all the early drawbacks had their
compensation in the latter part of the season. The or
ange growers' pockets are full of money. "The season
just passed will go into history as one of the best Red
lands has ever had," says the Review, and no doubt that
judgment is applicable to the orange belt generally.
Probably It is a good guess to say that the orange
growers of Southern California are collectively ten mil
lion dollars richer today than they were at the begin
ning of this year.
Complaint comes to The Herald from Euclid avenue
that the thoroughfare, oiled by the city outside the car
tracks, has never been improved by the railway com
pany on its trackage line as required by law. No sprink
ling has ever been done on the street and the dust is
One day last week the Western Union messengers
in Chicago followed the fashion by indulging in a strike
because a non-union driver delivered coal at the West
ern Union building. That led the Record-Herald to re
mark: "Are the bottle-babies of Chicago sure that the
nippies are union made?"
This morning the wreckers will lay violent hands on
Temple pavilion, affectionately known to all old rest
dents of Los Angeles as Hazard's pavilion. The passing
of the old structure will recall many joyous occasions
within its walls, and possibly some Badness at thoughts
of "wild lang syne." But from its ashes will arise a
phoenix more In keeping with the demands of the pres
ent day Los Angeles.
The new ordinance regulating the height of buildings
in this city raises the maximum from 130 to 150 feet.
That will draw the line at buildings but little If any
above twelve Btories, the limit being less than half the
height of some structures in eastern cities. For com
parison a few New York office buildings may be noted.
Eleven-story buildings in that city run from 145 to 161 in
height; twelve-story buildings from 154 to 188 feet. New
York's tallest building is of twenty-nine stories, 309 feet
high to the roof and the extreme height la 98a feet.
BAR TO LIBERTY
CATHOLIC PRIEST DEFINES ITS
WON'T STOP LIQUOR TRAFFIC
Rev. Raphael Fuhr Says Proposed
Ordinance It Violent Transgres.
•ion of the Rights of Ameri
■ "I consider It n. violent transgression
of the liberty of American citizens to
attempt to define and determine the
rights of Individuals and to dictate
when, where, how and what to drink.
Men who have respect for individual
rights and believe In observation in
stead of contempt of the law, will vote
against the no-saloon ordinance. The
liquor traffic will go on. It will sim
ply be put out of sight, where the law
cannot regulate it, Into the dark, where
no one can see It."
This was the declaration of Rev.
Raphael Fuhr, O. F. M., pastor of St.
Joseph's church, at the services yes
terday morning, In answer to many
requests for hln opinion concerning the
coming antt'saloon election.
• Father Raphael quoted a statement
made by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Conaty,
bishop of the diocese of Monterey and
Los Angelrs, several yenrs ago, as
president of the Catholic Total Absti
nence society of America, as follows:
"I have seen the prohibition princi
ple In our local laws and my experi
ence of increased haunts of vice and
Increased difficulties for true temper
ance work led me to despise the farce
of attempting morality by law. This
19 one of the reasons that urge me, as
a total abstainer, to add my protest
against placing" in our constitution a
law which appears to me bad in morals
and impracticable in politics."
Bishop Conaty Is well-known as a
total abstainer and worker for the
cause of temperance. During his resi
dence of two years In this diocese, he
has frequently asked the first com
municants to take the pledge of total
abstinence until the age of twenty-one
years. On these occasions he has
slated that he himself took the pledge
when a boy and has found It to be In
valuable through life.
Rt. Rev. Mgr. Harnett, vicar general
of the diocese and pastor of the Ca
thedral of St. Vlblana, when seen last
evening, stated that he preferred high
license with restrictions and the proper
enforcement of the law.
SENDS WORD OF LOVE
TO LARGE AUDIENCE
Francis Murphy's Absence Casts
Gloom Over Meeting at Blan
The absence of Francis Murphy on
account of Illness at the meeting in
Blanchard hall last evening cast some
what of a gloom over the audience.
The magnetism of the great temperance
apostle was lacking in every feature of
the program. While all did well in its
rendition, the great inspiring force was
Charles Lamb had charge of the pro
gram and led the music. Solos were
rendered by Arthur Hole and Miss
Mr. Richards, in his address, saia:
"I was reared by a Christian mother,
of whom I was very proud. I prom
ised -her upon my word and honor that
my voice should always be raised
against the saloons and I have kept
that promise for over forty years. I
would not break it for all the money
in Los Angeles.
"We are on the eve of a great bat
tle in this city between liberty and
oppression. It Is a bitter contest be
tween right and wrong. I had rather
(?o down with the flag in the right than
to win if in the wrong."
Mr. Richards closed with words of
euology of Francis Murphy and his
great work for humanity.
Addesses were also made by Messrs.
Henry J. Stevens, Lamb, Feroat, Alex
ander, Swope, Eccleston and Capt.
Merrlck, each of whom spoke on the
temperance cause and their love for
Mrs. Murphy spoke in her usual
graceful manner, with reference to her
A SLIGHT ERROR
Aunt Mandy— l knew I'd flnd am an under the bed some day.
SAYS TO ATTEMPT MORALITY JIY LAW IS FARCE
RT. REV. THOMAS CONATY, BISHOP OF MONTEREY AND LOS
May 22 in the World's History
• 1424 — James 1 of Scotland crowned eighteen years after his accession,
\ since which ho had been tn captivity.
', 1542 — Pope Paul III summoned the Council of Trent, but was compelled
• to prorogue It, his own ecclesiastics only attending.
} 1611 — Jamea I Instituted the order of baronets and elevated seventy
. five families to that dignity.
| 1690 — Naval action at. Cherbourg. British Admiral Ashhy destroyed
! three French ships of the lino and several frigates, being part of
• Tourvilie's squadron.
| 1692- — Action off La Hogue, commenced the night previous, between the
! combined English and Dutch fleets, Admiral Russell and the French
» fleet, which lost sixteen sail.
\ 1734— Kouli Khun defeated the Turkish army in Persia.
, 1795 — Mungo Park sailed from England on his first expedition to Africa
for the purpose of tracing the course of the Niger and procuring
', information relative to the city of Timbuctoo, of which little more
than the name was known.
' 1798 — Bonaparte and the French fleet sailed from Toulon. At the same
time Lord Nelson's fleet was in a storm in the gulf of Lyons, not
many leagues distant.
1813 — Battle of Reichenbach. Fifteen hundred French cavalry charged
and overthrew the allied cavalry, but many divisions coming to their
aid, the French were reinforced by 14,000 horse and cuirassiers and
ih<> allies compelled to retreat.
1844 — First telegraph message sent by Prof. Morse.
1848 — The national Democratic convention met. at Baltimore and by a
two-third vote nominated, upon the fourth ballot, Lewis Cass of
Michigan for president, and William O. Butler of Kentucky for vice
| president. Andrew Stevenson of Virginia presided over the con
, vent ion.
■ 1864 — The Union army had advanced fifteen miles beyond Spottsylvania
[ Courthouse in its movement on Richmond.
. 1873 — The president of the United States issued a proclamation warn
' ing persons in Louisiana that William P. Kellogg was the governor
of the state and would be supported as such by the federal govern
• 1894 — The Caslmir-Perier ministry of France was overthrown by the
chamber of deputies because of the cabinet's opposition to unions
among railway employes.
husband's illness and extending words
of love from him to the audience.
Seated on the platform were Mes
danies Trask and Holmes, daughters
of Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, recently from
New York, who received greetings at
the close of the meeting.
MANUFACTURERS OF BELLS
VISITS LOS ANGELES
Charles. T. Eden.Eadon of Cincinnati
Consults With Eliza A. Otis
Charles T. Eden-Eadon of Cincinnati,
general manager of the E. W. Van
duzen company, manufacturers of bells,
i 3 in the city on his way to Portland,
where he will have charge of the in
stallation of the chimes in the govern
ment building at the exposition.
He stopped in Los Angeles to consult
with the executive committee of the
Eliza A. Otis Memorial association re
garding the memorial chimes which It
Is proposed to erect in Hollywood ceme
Mr. Eden-Endon Is the active head
of the oldest and largest bell foundry
In the United States and a musician of
some note. He Is prominently identified
with the musical organizations of Cin
cinnati as a leader and director of or
chestral and choral organizations.
His company bears the distinction of
having cast and mounted the chimes in
the tower of St. Peter's Roman Catholic
church at Cincinnati, which were the
flrst to be manufactured in North
It also manufactured the huge bell
in the Church of St. Francis de Sales,
also in Cincinnati, which is said to be
the largest swinging bell in the world,
weighing 30,000 pounds. The 12-bell
chime in Machinery hall at Chicago,
which secured the first medal at the
world's fair in that city, was manufac
tured by the Vanduzen company, as
was the chime which won the highest
award at the San Francisco Midwinter
exposition, which was later placed In
Stanford university tower. This com
pany also secured flrst prizes at the
Tennessee centennial and the Atlanta
The chimes to be erected in memory
of Mrs. Eliza A. Otis will be cast and
mounted by his company. It was for
the purpose of consulting with the ex
ecutive committee regarding plans for
these chimes that he stopped over on
his journey to the Lewis and Clark
MYSTIC SHRINERS WILL
GO TO NIAGARA FALLS
Special Train Leaves June 13 With
San Francisco and Los Angeles
In one of the finest special trains
that the Santa Fe system is capable of
offering, over 200 Mystic Shrlners of
San Francisco and Los Angeles will
leave here June 13 for Niagara Falls
where the national convention of tho
order will begin June 19.
The train will be made up June 12 at
San Francisco, where 150 reservations
have already been made, and will be
rru< by the Los Angeles delegation at
Barstow, on the morning of June 13.
The train will consist of four Pull
man Bleepers, an observation car and a
A short stop will be made at Albu
querque and from there the party will
go to Grand canyon, following this Bid}
trip with short visits to Colorado
Springs, Denver and Kansas City,
reaching Chicago on June 18. From
Chicago the party will be hurried to
Niagara Falls, where they are sched
uled to arrive on the morning of the
opening of the convention.
MRB. FRED FORD INJURED
WHILE AT REDONDO BEACH
Mrs. Fred Ford, wife of Councilman
Ford of Los Angeles, who was re
cently taken to Murletta Springs to re
cuperate his strength, fell and broke
her left arm while at Redondo yester
day. She was removed to her home
and the arm set by Die. Quint and
Bonynge. j, .
The a»Blitant of a London <I«ntlit pulled th«
wrung tooth from a i>»tlont's Jaw and a oourt
Jiw ordered the dsotlit to pay. tha sufferer Jit.
CITY BRED MEN
WANT TO FARM
LIFE IN LARGE CITIES IS TOO
PREFER GOVERNMENT LANDS
Reclamation Service Flooded With
Requests From Cities for Infor*
matlon Regarding Crops and
Chances for Homes
"By the figures at my command,
never has there been v greater ex*
pressed desire on the part of Inhahl
tonts of the large eastern cities to make
homes for themselves In the country;
than there Is at the present time."
This Is the statement of E. T. Per
kins, one of the prominent officials in
the government reclamation service,
who returned to Los Angeles Friday,
after spending the winter In Washing
"For every acre of land that tha
government intends to reclaim there
are ten applications for means of own
ership and by far the larger num
ber are from those residing in the
larger cities and now anxious to get
a little bit closer to nature.
"To the average person this state
ment, I admit, will come somewhat in
the nature of a surprise, as It is the
general belief that the larger number
of applications for homesteadlng the
new lands are coming from the small
farmers of the east and the middle
west who, after selling their farms
at a good profit over their original
Investment, nnd knowing the business,
are anxious to commence all over again
and make their fortunes in the new
west. In the settlement of the middln
west, I believe, this was, to a large
"During the present period, however,
the conditions in the cities are more
unsettled, and there Is a greater
amount of dissatisfaction than wax
known thirty year 3 ago. The men of
the cities, who are now asking the
government for a chance, realize that
they are only cogs in a great machine,
built up and resting upon stupendous
amounts of capital. They do not see
much chance for preferment.
Go West, Young Man
"Horace Greeley's 'Go west, young
man, and grow up with the country,"
has not lost one whit of Its significance
with Its years. It is Just as true today
as at the time when the words were
"The government has plans under
way for the expenditure of something
like $26,000,000 In reclaiming arid lands.
It will take years to push the task
to completion, but It Is to be well worth
"These city born and bred men, I
believe, are not the failures of the
city, who will be content to make a
bare living, but, so far as I can Judge,
the larger number of the discontents
are, as a rule, energetic and anxious to
better themselves. The department is
every day receiving inquiries as to
where information may be gained as
to the mode of living, crops, how to
raise them, marketing conditions and
the like, of the regions now being re
"This Information the government
will seek to give at the exhibition of
the reclamation service at the Portland
exhibition during the coming summer."
The British army council has decided to
discontinue the experiment of providing re
cruits with artificial teeth. The soldiers would
not pay for their tooth as agreed, out of. their
pay of 25 cents a flay, and when the military
authorities tried to make them, they deserted,
teeth and all.
EPISODE AT "GOLF"
H» wore such queer duds out to golf
That all tho folks began to scolf ;
The chap turned red,
And noon, 'tIR said, *
Retired and took those garments olf.
— Plttsburg Post
THE GAME OF LIFE
Some men are lucky players
With accidental fame; ' - ' ' -.
And Rome must be the umpires.
And simply take the blame.
— Washington Star.
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