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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD
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THE HERALD'S CITY CIRCULATION
The Herald's circulation In the city of Los Angeles
Is larger than that of the Examiner or the Express
and second only to that of the Times.
Population of Los Angeles 20 1 ,249
Public Printer Palmer has got his "SO."
Wyoming has a woman bandit. Wyoming also has
Now the rioting Japs are sorry. Their hindsight is
a deal better than their foresight.
Pittsburg reports a heavy advance made by the
Standard Oil company in the price of its product. Rocke
feller seems to be starting his hard times boom.
Los Angeles Is not proud of all Its record-breaking
fame. For instance, there was no elation over the fact
that 170 cases were on the police court docket Monday
San Diego reports that flying flsh are numerous in
the harbor. When the stories about them are thor
oughly warmed up we shall probably learn that the
finny flyers cause some trouble by their habit of roost-
Ing on the houses.
It was a fairly good scheme of the Sixth ward mis
fit to project himself into the water supply committee
of the council by seconding the motion to add two
members to the committee. But it was one of those
.good schemes that fail to work.
It is not difficult for the expert circus rider to ride
two horses at once, but many politicians have failed in
the effort. It is still more difficult to do the double act,
politically, with a horse and a donkey, as Mayor Dunne
of Chicago is learning to his cost.
A crusade against brickyards in the city is likely to
develop into an agitation equal to the one concerning
slaughter houses nearly a year ago. The soot and oil
fumes vomited from the brick burning volcanoes are
awfully wearing on Christian patience.
A unique complaint has been presented In a local
court based on the early morning melody caused by the
braying of mules employed in street sprinkling. If the
complaint Is sustained there will be hope of relief for
persons tortured by amateur banging of pianos.
Local health officials give further assurance that
mosquitoes which purvey yellow fever and malaria are
not found In the culex stock of Los Angeles. It Is well
to remember this, and therefore to deal kindly with the
tiny minstrel that makes a social call in the small hours
of the night.
In big New York 600,000 children trooped to school
at the opening of the term on Monday. That number
is equal to the population of half a dozen American
states that might be named, and is about one-fifth the
population of the whole country at the time of the
It seems like a strange fatality that befell the Jap
anese navy after its amazing record of victory, in the
destruction of Admiral Togo's splendid flagship. But
the fact that such disaster is possible to the most for
midable battleships afloat should be an argument in
favor of universal peace.
In San Francisco the beginning of an agitation is re
ported with the object of annexing Oakland, Berkeley
and Alameda. Imagine those satellites absorbed by the
greater city, with Abe Ruef perched on top of the city
hall reciting, "I am monarch of all I survey, my right
there is none to dispute."
In Kansas "distance lends enchantment to the view"
of negro equality. Half a century ago Kansas wa3
"bleeding" for the colored brother. Today, under an
act of the last legislature, Kansas City, Kas., is turning
negro pupils out of the high school and providing for
them in separate quarters.
The second of the four members who were expelled
from the state senate in the last session has been called
to the bar for trial. Harry Bunkers, first of the quartet,
is serving a five-year term for boodling in state prison.
B. J. Emmons Is up for trial now at Sacramento, and
the turns of Wright and French will come next
Now the government officials at New York have
discovered that olive oil is imported in dirty barrels
In the guise of machine oil to save the higher customs
duties. Perhaps the nastiness of the stuff gives the
peculiar flavor that causes it to be preferred by some
consumers to the pure olive oil of Southern California.
The Important news is sent abroad from Denver
that Governor Folk of Missouri is paying his fare to
Portland just like an ordinary mortal. The buzzing
of the : presidential bee reminds the governor of the
Jingle he learned at school In early years: "How doth
the little busy bee improve each shining hour, and
gather honey all the day from every opening flower."
The Turkish government refuses to recognize as an
American citizen an Armenian who was naturalized in
this country and now lg in trouble in Turkey. A prece
dent In that line was set long ago when Austria took
the same position in regard to Martin Kosta, a natural
ized American. Commodore Ingraham's threat to bom
'" bard an Austrian port city caused the prompt release of
•Kosta. , •:
LOS ANGELES- HERALD! WEDNESDAY MORNING/ SEPTEMBER 13,. 1905.
A MONUMENT TO BAD MANAGEMENT
More than a year and a half ago provision was made
by congress for the construction of the Panama canal.
Now wo have the news from the Isthmus that "it will
be the beginning of nest year before the present reor
ganization plans of Mr. Shonts and Mr. Stevens show any
Apparently the completed canal Is farther away
than It was when congress passed the enabling act.
It was generally understood at the time the act was
passed that a lock canal plan had been determined
upon. Today the engineers are discussing the basic
question whether they shall dig a lock ditch or go to
sea level. And President Roosevelt has Just been In
prolonged consultation with members of the canal com
mission and the engineers, presumably with the object
of settling that point.
Nothing but disappointment has been realized thus
far from the bright expectation that followed the start
given by congress to the canal project. The work
accomplished during the long interval since the so-called
beginning of it has hardly equaled the snail-like prog
ress of the French company.
The changes that have occurred in the general man
agement are ample evidence of incompetency, and the
revelations of a close approach to grafting by trusted
officials have tended to destroy public confidence.
The energy and determination of President Roose
velt, potent as they have been In some other lines of
public affairs, appear to be feeble in the effort to make
dirt fly on the isthmus. He has almost absolute con
trol of the construction work under the special authority
delegated to him by congress, and direct responsibility
for the prosecution of the work rests upon him. But
the fact Is palpable that his energy has produced no
visible results thus far. The reports from the Isthmus
are discouraging in every feature. The . present situa
tion gives no satisfactory promise that the canal will
be in service within the next score of years.
It is a stupendous task that the United States has
undertaken at the Isthmus, but one that is none too
large for the nation that has tackled the Job. The
Panama canal will be an accomplished fact in time,
the only question being the age of the twentieth cen
tury when the first vessel passes across the isthmus.
But is there any reasonable hope that the work will
be fairly started within the three and a half years re
maining of President Roosevelt's term?
Dealing with the facts as they- appear today, con
trasting the present situation with the alluring promise
of an Isthmian canal within seven or eight years, it is
glaringly apparent that the whole project is thus far
nothing but a monument to bad management.
President Morton of the reorganized Equitable Life
concern tells all connected therewith that "retrench
ment is the order of the day In the Equitable." And
he demonstrates by the reduction of the president's
salary, which now is "marked down" to $80,000 a year.'
TWO FEDERAL BUILDINGS
Fresh promise is given of early activity in work on
the new federal building in this city. Preliminary plans
of the structure have just been received from Washing
ton for the inspection of local government officials.
The sketches in hand relate only to structural arrange
ment and give no idea of the finished effect. The floor
plans are shown, subject to some alteration, and the
design calls for a six-story steel frame building.
That is about the extent of the information imparted
by the sketches. The supervising architect of the treas
ury department is expected to arrive in Los Angeles
about October 1, when the first practical step in the con
struction work may be taken.
How will the proposed Los Angeles federal building
compare when completed with the splendid
that is the architectural focus of San Francisco? The
comparison Is likely to be anything but pleasing to the
people of the Southern California metropolis. In the
first place the appropriation for the San Francisco fed
eral building was nearly three times the figure now
available for the Los Angeles structure — $2,500,000 for
the former and $8 50,000 for the latter.' There is hope
for an increase to at least $1,000,000 of the appropria
tion for the local building, but that Is uncertain.
The San Francisco federal building is said to be,
in the opinion of experts, "the best constructed public
building in the country." In the matter of Interior effect
it is described as "more beautiful than that of any other
public building in the United States." Interior photo
graphic views attest the correctness of the claim. An
idea of the gorgeous finishing is given in this descrip
"The marble walls of the main corridor are of the
beautiful Italian pavonozzo, white strongly veined in
black, with a base of verde antique, and capped with
green Maryland. The floor is of ceramic tiling* in in
tricately beautiful designs."
And here is a sample of the magnificent rooms: "The
most superb," says ■ the Sunset Magazine, "are those
assigned to Judge Morrow of the United States circuit
court, which represent an outlay of $75,000. The rooms
contain marbles which alone are worth $50,000."
How will the Loa Angeles federal building "stack
up" in comparison with the San Francisco example ot
lavish expenditure for gorgeous effect?
Pat Crowe's appearance at the capital of Nebraska
in a social way suggests that he would be a great draw
ing card on the lecture platform while the Omaha police
are searching for him.
COSTLY LIGHTING SERVICE j
At the present rate for street lighting the service
will cost this city for the coming year $145,557. The
number of lamps will be increased, as already provided
by the city council, from 1497 to 1797, an addition of an
even 800. The cost figure as given includes the addi
tional lamps. It seems like an enormous figure to pay
merely for the public lighting of this city,' and hence
the making of new contracts for the purpose Is a mat
ter of great Importance.
The Los Angeles Gas and Electric Lighting company
has enjoyed the fat plum for lighting service during the
last three years. Knowing that the' Owens valley water
supply will afford means -whereby the city may provide
cheaply all the electricity needful for both private and
public lighting, the gas monopoly, as It is called for
short, Is eager to make a long-time contract for its elec
tric service to the city. Unfortunately the ability of the
city to provide Its own plant cannot be realized until
the Owens water aqueduct Is finished, four or five yearg
hence. . • •■:■-■'.'..
In view of these circumstances the city may be at
the mercy, of the electric concerns fair .some time, as
the people now are at the mercy of the gas monopoly.
There are three strong local corporations engaged in
the electric light and power business, but it Is under
stood that they operate under, a 'pool system by which
they avoid Injurious competition.
When the greater water supply system is perfected
the city will have the means of supplying extensive
electric light and power facilities without detriment to
the water for other purposes. That will be an important
asset in the general operation of the new water plant.j _
IBSEN ACTRESS TO JOIN
MISS GRACE LOCKWOOD
Among the clever players secured by
Manager Mo'rosco of , the Burbank
theater for Harry Mestayer's forthcom
ing tour in "Ghosts" is Miss Grace
Lockwood, who will have the role of
Miss Lockwood Is unknown to the
coast, as she has not appeared here for
several years, but she comes from New
LEAVES fm* SOCIEITS NOTEBOOK
Members of the board of directors of
the Young Woman's Christian associa
tion gave a charmingly appointed lun
cheon yesterday afternoon In honor of
Mrs. A. L. Danskin. Mrs. Danskin,
with her son, Senator Frank P. Flint,
will leave soon for Washington, D. C,
and the affair was a farewell to her.
The table decorations, always artistic
at association functions, were especi
ally attractive yesterday when maiden
hair ferns were combined with pink
satin ribbon and pink tulle. Corsage
bouquets of the ferns tied with pink
ribbon marked the places and ferns
and ribbon were combined In the cen
terpiece. Covers were laid for Mes
dames Gail B. Johnson, Z. D. Mathuss,
S. P. Mulford, L. A. Ross, E. R.
Smith, George H. Wadlelgh, J. M. Wid
ney, S. D. Burks, Anna S. Averlll, H.
W. Brodbeck, W. F. Callander, George
J. Dalton, Frank A. Dewey, D. K.
Edwards, A. G. Fessenden, W. J. Hole
and Dr. Rose Bullard.
' In compliment to two of the charm- 1
Ing young brides-to-be Miss Gladys
Chase of Hollywood and Miss Jessie
Scudder of Pasadena,. Miss Louise
Lacey of 690 South Burlington avenue
gave a delightful hearts party yester
day afternoon. The mother and sister
in-law of the hostess, Mrs. H. R. Lacey
and Mrs. H. Roberts Lacey, assisted
her in receiving her guests. Hearts
were the motif in decorations, refresh
ments and score'eards and throughout
the house the color scheme of scarlet
and green was used.
Strings of brilliant red hearts of
various sizes were used in canopying
Sept 13 in the World's History
V 607 B. C. — The dedication of the Roman capital fell on this day about •
*i ', the full moon of the Greek month Matagit'nion. Horatlus Pulvillus '
• • as supreme praetor drove the first annual, nail in the wall of the tern- .
• pie near the fane of Minerva. •
J[ 44 Caesar executed his last testament at his seat near Lavicanum. He \
f left the .people his gardens near the Tiber and 300 sesterces to each >
%• man. • ■ • " : .' *■>> ■ \
335 Constantino dedicated his great Church of the Resurrection at Jeru- ,
• • salem Saturday and on Sunday exalted the relics of the cross. ■■ ■ •
', ! 1515— Battle of Marignano in Italy, which lasted with great fierceness two j
• • days. The French commander, who had been in eighteen pitched ■
" battles, exclaimed that all other fights compared with this were but ■
*', children's .sports; that this was a war of the giants. The French |
• • • were victorious. ' I "■■■■: •■ :<: <
• • 1629 Nine sachems : came to Plymouth ' and voluntarily subscribed an ]
V, instrument of submission to the English. . ,
" 1769— Quebec stormed and taken by the British under Wolf e, who : was <
t wounded and died in the arms of victory. . . \
<> 1795 — Capt. Vancouver returned from his voyage of discovery after an ,
11 absence of four years. ..>.:• '
! [ 1831— -Albany and Schenectady railroad opened, the first in the state of ,
<> .New York. , '.• ,.■;>;>„; > :.;':'•■■ '■ -:• ; ■. ■ . •
" 1847-^hepultepec,, near* t;he City of Mexico, stormed and taken by the ]
! ', United States forces under, Gen; Scott, and on September 14 he took ,
•• - the City of Mexico? I.Thls ended the Mexican war. • -.■ ,;.'; -\<
jj 1g62 Confederates opened fire on Harper's Ferry; "artillery duel fought J
!!;■•'; all: day.. -. „ ' ■ '■•■.'.■'"• ■ ". • '■•.■« 'r- " ' ■'. •
York especially to fill this engagement.
Miss Lockwood, for the past twelve
years, has been connected with stock
and road companies throughout the
country, appearing as Phyllis In Nat
Goodwin's "When We Were Twenty
one," Annie Russell's part In "Miss
Hobbs" and in the late Madame Janau
schek's play Miss Lockwood was fea
tured In the role of Felecia.
the rooms and Interwoven with l them
were strands of asparagus ferns. Scar
let geraniums and brake ferns added
to the effect. Two white hearts joined
together with a knot of white satin
ribbon and bearing the monograms of
the two bridal couples were given to
each guest for keeping the scores. To
the fortunate ones handsome pieces of
cut glass were given as prizes. Miss
Lacey's guests were Mmes. Carter,
Brlely. Bleeker Canfleld, Jay Cook,
Misses Winifred Osborn, Charlotte
Cane, Ethel Shrader, Alibell Hutchln
sbn, Pearl Fisher, Grace Nash, Clara
Heydenrlch, Beulah Haskell, Ethel
Scudder, Augusta Gould, Bertha
Twlntlng, Sadie Twlnting, Helen
Wood, Jennie McLain, Anna Bannister,
Florence Bannister,- Pauline Jewett,
Henrietta Glfford, Owlna Lisk, Grace
Sutlis. Florence Dollttle, Helen Slck
ler, Mabel London and Nellie Bassett.
Luncheon for Northern Girls
Two charming young visitors from
the north, Miss Lotus Coombs of San
Francisco and Miss Catharyn Jackson
of Oakland, were complimented guests
at a luncheon given yesterday after
noon by Mrs. Charles W. Hlnchcllffe
of 2414 South Grand avenue. ) White
carnations and ferns were used in. the
table arrangement and at each guest
place was a dainty sachet favor. Oth
ers for whom covers were marked with
tiny green and white cards were Mrs.
Mllfred Reynolds, Mrs. Charles Bun
nell, Miss Helen Wells, Miss Alice
Gwynne, Miss Zoe Harrison and Miss
Clara Mercereau. ' '.', ■
In honor of Miss Lola Williams, who
has been her house guest for severnl
weeks, Mrs. Jennie Kempton of 523
Union avenue entertained about thirty
Alteration and Enlargement
— Sale Of —
A RemarKable Opportunity to Secure
Either a New or Slightly Used Instrument at
$100 to $200
Below Regular Prices
Despite the noise and confusion occasioned by th » alt ?T a " t on " c n c < J w Bfu n l
progress at our establishment, wo are conducting the """!* ?u,s£f*""i? u ,5£f*""i ■
Piano sale in the history of Los Angles. A piano sale of most extraor-
dinary importance— first, because of the high Quality of_ ">e pm nos. se^
ond, because of the* Immense assortment, and becauso of the 10^,.
nrice of the pianos. The instruments in this sale will be found reguiany
fn our sfScks! They are not gathered for sale P. ur P^ oos,o t s,s,s ,l e b "U^ £™
"^SfSrkSh^&V? &%&?*&*** advantage of this B a^e:
Many of you have not yet rcelved the Instruments you "elected. We
are sure of your Indulgence when we say that tho delay was ' « nav °ld-
able owlnff to the extra press of business 'and the conditions prevailing
atourstori Today the debris will be cleared to some extent, andwe
Shall have free access to our exits which for the past few days have
a?o d ff^lSXt^Sffl. Bumn.ary.ol
*hlsra C ndYd O in a 9a 9 \ k rum°ent.. ln «" A muslciall. TKS.FBSS
some musical friend. Don't take our word for it.-
J6OO Pianos reduced to $400 $400 Pianos reduced to J328
J475 Pianos reduced to *SSO $375 Pianos reduced to JSOO
$450 Pianos reduced to »350 $350 Pianos reduced t0. . . . . . . «2<W
$400 Pianos reduced to «300 $325 Pianos reduced to $100 (used)
$600 Pianos »sh^Srto $400 *300 Pl.no. reduced to $100
SlEo Pianos Jeducel to:":::: 575 $300 Pl.no.'redn'cid*?: $108
$450 Pianos reduced to $840 Jinm.W.
$425 Pianos reduced to $325 $450 pianos reduced to $ZTS
$500 Pianos reduced to $300 $375 Pianos reduced to $300
$450 Pianos reduced to $375 HARTMAN.
$425 Pianos reduced to $350 $300 Pianos reduced t0....... $165
EMERSON (HllKhtly uned). C 9 IVIir S :n * X «-«
$425 Pianos reduced to $380 $350 Pianos reduced to $175
$450 Pianos reduced to $375 KRANICH &■ BACH (naed).'
,400 Pianos reduced to ,345 - WggJEL |
I,A GONDA. -'.'l' .«, w «^»t»»
$425 Pianos reduced to $300 RICHMOND. .
$375 Pianos reduced to $245 $400 Pianos reduced to $200
A number of slightly used Stenlway^' Weber, Chickering, Kranlch_&
Bach and Boardman & Gray square pianos as low as $60. Many
special bargains in Cccllian Piano Players, Pianolas, Krell Auto Grands,
etc. . • , . :.
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JSp" oeo. J. oirKGi
. Company; :
,^^^^Snmß_l Steinway, Cecilian and
<^M^^^P^^p Virtor Dealers
WSBSt 'L* 345 ' 3 *^ South
young women at a delightful musical
affair yesterday afternoon.,
Coi. and Mrs. F. H. Seymour and
their daughter, Miss Merita Seymour,
are at the Palace hotel, San Francisco.
F. H. Spearman of the Atchlson, To
peka & Santa Fe road arrived in San
Francisco yesterday from Los Angeles
and is staying at the St. Francis.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Taylor of West
Adams street have arrived home, after
a six-weeks' trip through Salt Lake,
Yellowstone Park, Portland and the
cities of the northwest.
Mrs. A. G. Gardner, her daughter,
Mrs. Heifer, and grandchild, Eleanor
Heller, of 118 Winston street have re
turned home from the Portland ! fair.
On the way hbme they visited Mrs.
Gardner's daughter in San Francisco
and her Bon in Bakersfleld.
Pi-lines mi Pick-up
The Hobo's Lament
Dere wuz a time w'en goin' t' jail
Wuz rudder pleasant work,
An" no one keered w'en he wus ketched
A-tryin' fer t' shirk. .
•Twuz loafln' all day long, an' night,
A dry, warm place t' sleep;
An' Weary Willies rudder liked
Inside de jail f peep.
Besides, de meals wuz scrumptous fine, \
Fer hungry guys like we;
Tou bet we ate a peck er two,
Injoyed 'em, don't ye see? ' ■
Aw, now de jail Is on de bum,
De grub we passes up,
We'd rudder take our chances fer
A hand-out w'en we'd sup!
Te see, on 'leven cents er day,
De chuck cud be fust rate;
But what fer kind o" eatln' kin
Yet git fer only eight?
So now we quite de county house,
We shakes It pretty straight;
Fer 'leven cents, de meals wuz fine,—
You bet, dey's bum, fer eight!
The Boston Globe says Alfred Austin's
poems are growing worse. Is it possible!
Poppy— Come on In; the water's fine!-
Magnolia-Wait till I get my old bathing
suit; I don't want to ruin this one. ,'.
They are. framing new rules for the de
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partments at Washington. A few appli
cations of those presented Mosos on a'
couple of stone tablets are what the de
partments really need— especially "Thou
Shalt Not Steal." ' ' \\ ■'■': ■'„"•"■
"Bloomer girl" baseball teams are clean-
Ing up scads of money in Kansas. Ever
since harvest, coin has been so plentiful
that even a "Tom Show" is good for a
Out of night's mysterious silence,
Death's black angel came;
Laid her hand upon Mlkasa,
Hand of lurid flame.
And the ship that war and carnage
Could not sear nor stain.
With a shrieking sob of terror,
Bank into the main!
Not are war's the bloodiest slaylngs;
Peace hath awful woes-
Brave in battle, when 'twas o'er, came
Worst of Nippon's blows.
Laurel for the stricken' vessel;
Well she played her part.
And her monument Is builded
High in Nippon's heart!
-W. H. C.
/*yiSsr\ To Serve You
I (ti^nJf I A Sunset Phone In
Li V-1-. ■ I your residence costs
WvttJgSMSy but 5c a day. On duty
vJs^^^oyy day andnlgrht. An un-
\SOTBf equaled convenience
Ijif^l and protection. .
tvl I Telephone Contract
\Wlt I Dept., Main 47. . •■.::-■--:
Bill 1 Sunset T. &T. Co.
We are giving: exceptional values
this week.' Our north window,
next to Jevne's, is piled full of
the old reliable Sale's Special
that has been sold by this storo
for nearly twenty years. The
regular selling price has always
been 10c a. package, but this
week we are going to sell it to
7c A PACKAGE!)
. 4 PACKAGES FOB 25c.
Each package contains 1000
sheets of pure manlla tissue pa-
per, and at this price — well, you
simply cannot afford not to buy.
You .ought to lay In a whole
year's supply. • . /■ : .
We still have a very few pairs
of : those Household Rubber
Gloves left at 600 a pair. Sale -
ends tomorrow, whether they
are all gone or not.
Nlpplea, SKo a tloaen. Noae and
Throat Atomizer*, 2de. loe Bagra,
acren cap, 7Bv. Rubber Snonsjea,
3.1 c, HOC, 03c, 70c. Rubber Tubing,
V?j>^ SAUL Q SOM