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THH UERAI.D IN SAN FnANCISCO— Los Angles and
Southern California visitor* to San Francisco will And The
Herald on aale dally at the news ctanda In the Palace and
Bt. Francis hoteln, and for sale at Cooper A Co., 84U Market;
at New Co., S. P. Ferry, and on the street* by Wheatley.
THE HERALD'S CITY CIRCULATION
- Tha Herald's circulation In tha city of Loa Angelas
la larger than that of the Examiner or the Expreaa
■nd .second only to that of the Times.
Population of Los Angeles 201.249
Sweden's favorite song: "Yon Yonson, won't you
come back home?"
Maybe Russia will feel different now that the Japs
are actually in Siberia. n;v;V
La Follette would like to hang Stuyvesant Fish. But
be must catch his Fish first.
A long Blgnal to the next officer and a few tacks in
the road would stop the auto speeder.
Admiral Goodrich will now, the horse having been
stolen, proceed to lock the stable door — so to speak.
If ' Librarian Lummis didn't find any "books in the
running brooks," he caught some pretty good ideas on
how to run a library while out fishing.
The , biologists ' who are fishing for strange marine
life ' in the ocean near San Diego report the discovery
of an entirely new genus of Crustacea. The chief need
in ; that line of investigation is the discovery of new
material for fish stories.
Cardinal Gibbons says "the dread of exposure in
the 'public press keeps many a man sticking close to the
path of rectitude." That depends on circumstances.
The yellow press, for instance, is an incentive to crime
rather than a deterrent.
That lovefeast tendered to Secretary Taft by the
mikado will cause the European powers to wonder
whether Japan and the United States are not long lost
brothers. There was a lavish handing out of taffy by
Taft, with equivalent return from the emperor.
Four California teachers, one of them from Los An
geles, will be members of the faculty of Harvard uni
versity for the summer school. That Is not a rare dis
tinction, however, as teachers from this state are In
structors In many eastern institutions of higher edu
Chicago's brand new chief of police signified his ad-
vent at the top by a great raid on the gamblers. It
always Is a cold day for gamblers when a new chief of
police takes hold, but the temperature usually rises soon
thereafter. A new police broom invariably "sweeps
It will surprise ,the American people that a large
industry has - been overlooked until the present time
by the trust promoters. A 140,000,000 pottery trust is
announced now. But notwithstanding the delay the peo
ple long have been as clay in the bands of the trust
The alleged Chines© boycott of American goods
caused a scare in San Francisco based on the rumor
that flour shipments to China would be stopped. Inves
tigation showed the rumor to be baseless. The China-"
man is the last man on earth to "cut off his nose to
spite his face."
it the course of an address delivered at Lake Geneva,
Wls., Secretary Shaw of the treasury department
said: "Boys are shoved out and there are few doors open
for them." Observation leads to the opinion that doors
do not worry the boys as long as there is a chance to
crawl under the canvas. .
Pasadena claims an increase of $5,000,000 In its as
sessed value of property for the present year. Observers
■who" have kept close watch of that city's growth will
not be surprised by the statement. The Crown city Is
keeping even pace with its big sister in growth of popu
lation and material development.
A member of the city council says: "Out In Pasadena
they have only about ten policemen, but they arrest
almost every one of our scorchers who try to go through
that city after the manner of a lightning express." . And
the Los Angeles police can do the same thing. The
"can't" theory is getting tiresome.
Another example of the readiness with which Cubans
adapt themselves to American Ways. Havana reports
that "several fusion congressmen are implicated In the
destruction of the municipal building at Veltas." But
congressmen in Cuba already have reached the distinc
tion of enjoying immunity from arrest.
The science of burglary in Los Angeles evolved the
idea of using the humble calling of a lawn cutter as a
means of gaining the entry to a residence. The scheme
worked well through all the acts but the last. The
closing act was the departure of the enterprising
burglar, for a three years' sojourn in San Quentin.
Paul Morton's salary as secretary of the navy was
$8000 a year. As president of the Equitable Life Assur
ance society, as reported, his salary per year will be
$80,000. That is equivalent to $220 for every day in
the year, less a email fraction. But Paul points proudly
to a saving of $500,000 a year that he has effected in
reducing the Equitable expense account.
A plan for regulating automobile speed that has
worked effectively in some eastern country districts has
been Introduced in the Evanston suburb of Chicago, it
i£ merely the perforation of auto tires by bullets. A
ease is reported wherein a chauffeur tried to run his
machine past an Evauston policeman at high speed,
but was stopped short by plst«»» bullets' fired into the
LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, JULY aB, 1905.
THE CITY'S FINANCIAL PROBLEM
From surplus to deficit at a leap would about express
the financial situation of the Los Angeles city govern
ment. The actual condition Is n change from the pros
pect of a lower tat rate to the demand for either a
higher rate or a heroic cut in the expense estimates.
All the benefit supposed to be derivable from an'ln
crease of $400,000 In the year's revenue is swamped In
the gloomy revelation of more than f1,000,000 shortage.
Why the cost of operating the city government this
year should bo more than one-third greater than the
expenditure last year is an inexplicable question. An
increase commensurate with the growth of the city la
expected by the public, but nothing more. On that basis
the large addition to the revenue for thin year should
be adequate to meet the normal Increase of cost Hut
the ctty auditor now gives official warning that the de
partment estimates are $1,111,724.10 In excess of the
total revenue for general expenses. The figures are
respectively $3,881,724.10 and $2,770,000.
The tax rate of last year la quite high enough. Con
sidering the valuations usually made by the Los An
geles assessors, as heretofore pointed out by The
Herald, the rate is "all the stnff will stand," as eomo
railway managers are wont to say of freightage. No
increase of the tax rate beyond lust year's figure can
A big plank, not a more shaving, will have to bo split
from the aggregate expense estimate of the city depart
ments. The split must bo made, also, without serious
detriment to public interests. The efficiency of every
line of the public service must be maintained and the
heads of departments will be held accountable accord
The pruning knife, and if necessary the ax, will have
to be employed in keeping salary accounts down to zero.
Every department, we believe, demands more help and
higher salaries are asked by some of them. As Indi
cated by the city auditor, there la no means of Increas
ing the tax rate in any event. This because "under arti
cle 11, section 2, the tax rate for all general expenses
must not exceed $1 for $100 worth of taxable property."
That limit is reached now. Consequently, every cent of
that inflated $1,111,724.10 will have to be lopped off the
■ The question of establishing a steamship line to
operate between San Pedro and Mexican ports is agi
tated afresh. There is no doubt that such a line will
be a thing of the near future, as the need for It is con
stantly becoming more apparent.
HIGH CITRUS FRUIT PRICES
The orange industry monopolizes attention In the
citrus fruit line so that the importance of the lemon
product often is overlooked. A reminder that lemon
growing Is immensely profitable under favorable condi
tions comes from the Highland district, near San Ber
nardino. One shipper reports. the result of a carload
sale of his lemons, grown at Highland, at the rate of
?6.40 per box. A carload average 380 boxes. A carload
from' another Highland shipper gave a net profit of $5
Only when there is a stiff demand for citrus fruits,
either oranges or lemons, are extreme prices obtainable.
If such prices were the rule good citrus fruit lands would
bring fabulous prices, as there would be a wild rush
for them: The range of profit In both these lines many
be understood from the fact that growers would be
glad to get a regular net profit of $1 a box on oranges
and lemons. When the eastern markets are glutted
with citrus fruits the profit figure drops close to zero.
The high prices recently obtained for late oranges,
as well as for lemons, should impress upon growers the
importance of distributing the output so as to avoid
congestion In market. The fact that lemons mature at
nearly all seasons in this region makes such distribu
tion easy. In the orange product the plan is feasible
only by growing a larger percentage of late maturing
Wisconsin's bumptious governor rises to remark, by
inference, "What's the matter \ with La Follette for
president?" There are two objections, at least — he talks
too loudly and wears his hair too much in the style of a
WHERE RESPONSIBILITY RESTS
Assuming that the members of the new board of pub
lic works will be honest and capable, their individuality
is not of primary concern. The fact seems to be recog
nized that each of the three will have to be acceptable
to the Republican "organization." '■
Responsibility for the service to be rendered by the
board will rest chiefly, therefore, upon the managers
of the Republican machine. Even the mayor's accounta
bility will be lessened by the fact that he is obliged to
choose between a board acceptable to those managers
and no board at all.
As the proposed board of public works does not be
come operative until the beginning of next year the
naming of members is not emergent now. The new
plan involves an entirely new departure In the most im
portant feature of the public service, however, and tha
change will necessitate much preparatory work.
The citizens of Los Angeles have been led to expect
good results from the . board of public works, with the
wide latitude given it for municipal betterment. They
will be glad to see the end of the friction concerning
appointees, which has threatened to tie up the project
during the whole of Mayor McAleer's term. And as the
responsibility for the board will rest upon the-Repub
lican managers primarily and the mayor secondarily, In
any case, the sooner the matter is settled the better.
A MISFIT HYPOTHESIS
The Ban Jose Mercury compliments the club women
of Lob Angeles particularly, and the same class in
eastern cities generally, for their zeal in the direction of
clyle betterment. The antl-blllboard movement Instituted
by the Los Angeles club women Is especially com
mended. Concerning this matter the Mercury says:
"Los Angeles already has taken some measures' to
regulate the flamboyant atrocities of that method of
advertising, but not enough, apparently, to satisfy the
sense of propriety of its club women."
The Herald regrets to inform Its wing-footed con
temporary that, notwithstanding the earnest efforts of
Los Angeles club women, the big billboard nuisance
remains In statu quo ante. The great chromatic daubs
glare at citizens almost everywhere In Los Angeles.
The most prominent feature of the landscape seen from
many bedroom windows, at the first view in the morn
ing, is an expansive daub of colors extolling the merits
of whisky, beer, cigars, cigarettes, chewing gum, etc.
Making headway against the billboard nuisance in
Los Angeles appears to be a hard proposition. The
club women are working with energy in the effort to
mitigate the abuse, at least, but no tangible results have
appeared thus far. In some localities the great bill
boards are not only an eyesore because of their dauby
appearance and the offensive things they advertise, but
they also obstruct the outlook from many homes, thus
causing actual injury to property values.
RABBI HIRSCH HAS MODERN
IDEA OF OLD TESTAMENT
THINKS MOSES' BOOKS NOT
Favora Colonization of Palestine by
Oppreaaed Jews of Russia, but
Doea Not Advocate Nationally.
tlon of the Race
n«bhi Kmll O. Hlrnch, the noted Chi
cago educator, arrived In Los Angeles
last evening from Santa Rnrbara and
la stopping at the Van Nuya hotel.
Dr. Hlrflch was met at the ntatlon by
a committee of prominent Jewish citi
zens, George niack, Ellas Conn and
Rnbhl M. O. Solomon, wno will enter
tain him during his stay In Los An-
A thorough scholar, Hnhbl Hirsch
has given his life to the study of the
oftrly Hebrews and is nn authority on
the various books of the Old Testa
ment. By careful study of sources
and authorities Dr. Illrsch, In con-
Junction with such men as Rabbi Voor
sanger of San Francisco, has been led
to form opinions us to the authorship
of the various books of the Old Tes
tament widely at variance with the
accepted belief of the uninitiated.
Some few of the conclusions arrived
at by these eminent scholars are;
First, the Old Testament is no more
Inspired than was Milton's "Paradise
Lost" or Dante's "Divine Comedy,"
but is simply the best of a nation's
literature and the work of widely dif
Second— Mosea did not form the code
of laws that bears his name, but
adapted them from the code of Ham
urabi. "Law is the result of accumu
lated experience and the newly liber
ated captives could not have formed a
code of such completeness." Tablets
containing the code of Hamurabl have
been discovered within the last few
years, and the date of this Asia Minor
prince is known to have been some
hundreds of years before that of Mo
Third— The prophets are looked up
on as poets, and it is ' known that
neither the Psalms of David nor tha
Proverbs of Solomon were alone the
work of those to whom their author
ship is ascribed.
Fourth— The evolution of the Idea of
Yaweh or Jehovah from merely a tri
bal or family god to a world deity is
Fifth— Dr. Hirsch believes In the
colonization of Palestine by the op
pressed Jews of Russia, . but does not
believe 'in the nationalization of - the
Banquet for Dr. Hirsch
Nearly 100 Jewish citizens of Los An
geles will give a banquet in honor, of
Rev. Dr. Emil G; Hirsch of Chicago at
the Angelus hotel this evening. Rev.
Mr. Hirsch is a religionist of advanced
ideas and during his tour of the south
west is receiving marked attention
from his co-religionists.
MAGNIFICENT HOME FOR -
New Building for Little Sisters of the
Poor Is to Cost Two Hundred
The Little Sisters of the Poor, 2820
South Main street, are soon to have a
r.ew building to cost about $200,000. This
building, together with the grounds,
will be the gift of a well-known San
Francisco man, whose name is with
held. It is understood that the donor
has made a like gift to the sisters in
San Francisco. Land has already been
purchased at East First and Mott
streets, Boyle Heights, at a cost of
$30,000. The land extends 500 feet on
First street and on Mott to Second
street. . ... ■/■. .. ..•••..
The official announcement of these
improvements will be made in the Tid
This order is devoted to caring for
the aged poor. .'They ask no admission
fee and care for the inmates during
their lives. The scheme is non-sec
tarian, no questions being; asked as to
creed. The only credential needed is
a good character.
While Bishop Conaty will have gen
eral supervision over the plans, the
donor will have entire charge of the
buildings and will at their completion
turn them over to the bishop for ac
ceptance for perpetual use of the
order of the sisterhood. Work will be
commenced at once on the plans.
July 28 in the World's History
2348 B. C— Noah, the Xisuthrus of Berosus, opened the windows of the
ark and sent forth a dove and a raven, forty days after the appear
ance of the mountains.
388 — Magnus Maxlmus, emperor of Rome, beheaded. He was a Spaniard,
proclaimed emperor by his troops in Britain.
1402— Battle of Angora, near Constantinople, between the Tartars, under
Tamerlane, and the Turks, under Bejazet. The Turks were defeated
and Bejazet taken prisoner.
1789— The Plttsburg Gazette was printed, the first newspaper west of the
1806— Buenos Ayres taken by the British.
1800 — Second 'battle, of Talavera between the British and Portuguese,
under Wellington, and the French, under Victor, In which the latter
1813— Fourth battle of the Pyrenees. The French, under Soult, defeated
the British, under Wellington. ,
1829— Mahmoud rejected the protocol which was to effect an amicable
settlement between England, France and the porte.
1864— Battle of Four Mile creek, north of the James river, Virginia.
1866— The Great Eastern arrived at Heart's Content with the Atlantic
cable amid great rejoicings.
IS6B— Naturalization treaty with Hesse concluded. Proclamation by the
secretary of state that the fourteenth amendment of the constitu
tion of the United States had been ratified by three-fourths of the
states. Military government ceased In Arkaneas. North Carolina.
South Carolina. Louisiana, Georgia, Florida and Alabama.
1884— Henry M. ■ Stanley, the African explorer, returned : to England;
having established trade stations on tbe Congo river for a distance of
1400 miles from the mouth.
1894— -Japan , announced the sinking by its squadron of three Chinese
ships. • • .
1898— Ponce, P. R., taken by. United States troops.
. "WORKINGMEN'S CHURCH"
N. O. NELSON GIVES HIB IDEA OP
Says It Must- Be Ministered Over by
One In Sympathy With Congrega.
tlon and Who Understands Need*
and Wants of Laboring Claaa
"Class distinction and clan* con
sciousness rule In church as well as In
business and make the 'church of the
worklngmnn' a necessity."
So said N. O. Nelson, the millionaire
philanthropist. In his closing lecture be
fore the Venice assembly yesterday
upon the "Church of the Worklngman."
"The men who shovel dirt and the
women who cook are Just as much
strangers to the upper classes on Sun
dny as on Saturday night. They can
never understand the satne sermon or
sit In the snme pew.
"As an Institution the church is a
social altar, a rich man's club, from
which the poor are excluded. There can
be, however, a poor man's church, born
of his aspirations. , The worklngmnn
deals with the concrete; he understands
Immediate causes and effects only. He
thinks of affairs within visual dlstanco
and of immediate personal value.
" 'The church of the worklngman'
must be a church of today; a society of
like minded people. It must be n
church of mass as against class; one
which works toward an Ideal brother
"It must be a 'church of the work
lngman' and must be presided over by
a ministering mind which Is on a level
of that of the parishioner.
"This 'church of the worklngman'
would be the territorial center of i'.s
members. . It would have a building
adapted to many activities. It would
have committees to aid the sick aid
unemployed. It would have lawyers to
see that sanitary ordinances were en
"It would have schools, entertain
ments, dances. It would have a credit
bank where deposits and loans could bo
made with only a shade of difference
"Practical progress must come before
ethical. Cleanliness Is next to godli
ness and not until the poor are mater
ially benefited can religious superstruc
tures be built."
EXCAVATION IS EXCITING
CURIOSITY OF OFFICIALS
Believe Bradbury and Laughlin Build.
Ings Are Being Connected by Tun-
nel In Defiance of Council
Are the owners of the Bradbury and
Laughlin buildings digging a tunnel
under Broadway to connect the two
buildings? This is the question Street
Superintendent- Hanley would have an«
Since Attorney John G. Mott ap
peared before the council and asked
permission to dig the tunnel, various
rumors have arisen to the effect that
the work was actually under way, de
spite the fact that the council refused
to give Its permission at the time.
Street Superintendent Hanley sent
an inspector to the buildings with in
structions to ascertain what was be
ing done and see if a tunnel was ac
tually being dug. The owners of the
buildings politely but firmly refused
the Inspector admittance, so he learned
Objection to the digging of the tun
nel without the council's permission
Is that it is to be used for the trans
mission of power and therefore may
require a ' franchise. The permission
was withheld by the council until it
should develop the point as to whether
a franchise was necessary or not.
EDUCATOR RETURNS FROM
JOURNEY THROUGH MEXICO
Selden Sturges, one of the leading
educators of San Francisco, Is in Los
Angeles visiting his brother after a
trip through Mexico tendered him by
the school teachers of . the northern
city. . Mr. Sturges is chairman of the
Teachers' Annuity fund In San Fran
cisco and through his efforts the big
May festival for Its endowment was
carried to success three months ago.
The teachers gave him the vacation
Jaunt through Mexico In recognition of
his work In their cause.
Bright red spectacles, accompanied by
Internal doses of calomel, form a new
German spectno agent against seasick
I Its tone is remarkably sweet. j
j Its action responsive to a degree. j
j Its case designs artistically made. <
j The Vose Is a Home Piano i
J "We Sell Pianos on Time Payments !
I Southern California Music Go. j
; 332-334 South Broadway •
$ For You
i If You Invest in
Come and See for Yourself— Get Maps, Circulars and
Descriptions at the Special Office of
Oceano Beach Syndicate, 320 s. Broadway
Lots Now on Sale at Opening Prices
$50 to $sOO— Easy Terms
The McCarthy Co., Sales Managers
Open Evenings The Merchants Trust Co., Trustee
Pi-lines and Pick-ups
The girls we see in magazines
Are stunning creatures all;
No wonder that we poor men folks
In love with 'em will fall.
They're chic and bright and beautiful —
By fair or by foul means.
We vow we'll find and win, In life,
She of the magazines!
But when we search for our Ideal,
Alas, we realizo
That she whom artists' pencils limn
Is but a pack of lies, ,' :■"'..'):
For when we analyze this girl,
.! Toward whom our fancy leans,
Anatomy can't stand for her,
Outside the magazines.
In due proportion she's not made; _
She may be short or tall.
But head and body, arms and face,
-Won't measure up at all.
A pretty flight of fancy, she, '
In purples, reds and greens;
But not In this real world doth live
She of the magazines!
Zella Mac Moist of Kansas City had
her name legally" changed to Zella Mac
Blizzard one hot day last week.
Ida Tarbell says there are bumps on
John D.'s head. She'd probably find, 'em
all ever him If she'd look, considering the
way he has been mauled about lately.
Here is a real Joke: Depew says he
paid a big price for "Fads and Fancies"
because he wanted the book!
It's so hot in Arizona that the cuckoos
won't come out of the clocks, and the
hens lay hard boiled eggs.
Mr. Plumr-Why do you call your wife
Mr. Prune— She always has the last
The C. P. 8. G. Man
I'm a Charlotte Perkins Stetson Oilman
.. And I rise up to remark, I am ■no
I've stolen all the thunder of the women.
And for their kicks Ido not -— a :
And so far as Charlotte Perkins Stetson
Is concerned, I have but this much
now to tell: •
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Well made, perfect in fit and
, style. All sizes from 30 to 42
> waist. Worth at regular -
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i choice of a large assortment
. of patterns at $2.85.
These are all new goods
just received by us at a price
i that enables us to make this
special of fer. On sale at both
stores. This sale will contin-
ue until all are sold. See
Special sale of men's suits at VIS,
worth (18 and 020. Also special sal*
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95.00 to «7.50.
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