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LOS ANGELES HERALD PUBLISHED SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. Joseph D. Lynch. Jambs J. Aykbs. AYERS & LYNCH, PUBLISHERS. I Entered at the pottoffioe »t Lo» Angeles as second-class matter.] DELIVERED BY' CARRIERS M.t 20* Per Week, or 80c Per Month. TERMS BY MAIL, INCLUDING POST AOS'. DAILY Hbbald, one year $8 00 DAILY Hbbald, six ncnths 4 25 Daily Hbbald, three months 2 25 Daily Hbbald, one month 80 Weekly Hkbald, one year 2 00 Weekly Hep.ald, six months 1 00 Weekly Herald, three months... 00 Illustp.ai ed Hebald, per copy 20 Office of publication, 223-225 West Second Street. Telephone 150. uti.tiro to Mail Subscribers. Th« papers cf all delinquent mall subscribers to the Los Angeles Daily Hebald will be promptly discontinued heri after. No papers will be sent to subscribers by mail unless the same have been paid for in advance This rule Is inflexible. AYERS & LYNCH. The Berald is sold at the Occidental Hotel news stand, San Krancisco, for 5c a copy. WF.1JM CSOA V. SEPTEMBER 88. 1892. NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC TICKET. FOR president: 6R0VER CLEVELAND Of New York FOR vice-president: A. E. STEVENSON Of Illinois CONGRESSIONAL. TICKET. FOR CONQBEBS, VI DISTRICT: MARION CANNOtt Of Ventura The "practical jokers," wbo shot a man's face full ot powder, at Carson City, the other day, will probably real ize that it is no joke at all. But by the time they awaken to the fact, they will be In jail. The Oakland Tribune ia cackling about "the Democratic gerrymander of tbis state." The oniy thing of that kind now in force waa enacted by a Re publican legislature, in which the pub lisher of the aforesaid paper waa a aen ator. He voted for it, and dare not advocate its repeal. The tariff teaches the newly-arrived immigrant that hia labor goea for noth ing, in order that his employer may keep two or three residencea at once and squander fabulous sums of money in ex travagances in Paris and ot her European capitals. In a word it has done more to disrupt the amicable relations of labor to capital in the past twenty years, than all other contributing causes had done in the previoua century. So far as concerns, the Republican part of thia campaign, ,: flbe civil service act is a dead letter. All government employes are being taxed a given per centage on the amount of their salaries, whether they are large or Bmall. To a man holding an office like collector of the p rt of Sau Francisco, it does not make so much difference, but to come poor letter carrier who only gets enough to keep body and 6oul together, it is a very onerous tax, as well aa one baying no warrant in law. There is nothing which is so valuable to an editor as a just eeuse of the rela tive valuß of newß. This was evidenced yesterday in a remarkable way by the evening Express. That journal printed a column report of the shipping busi ness done at San Pedro, where, by the way, the custom house is located, but it failed to make any mention of the fact that the Union League bureaucracy of the county had established a tax levy of $1.45 on the $100, an almost unprece dentedly high rate. It is to be deplored that tbe Express haß Eeen fit to demolish Cleveland's let ter of acceptance because he insists that the tariff id a tax. Oar contemporary bravely argues that the consumer is not taxed the difference between what he pays for a manufactured article and the increased price the manufacturer is en abled to Bell it for by virtue of a high protective tariff. They have all flound ered in trying to make this paradox ap pear reasonable to the consumer, but they are no nearer proving their absurd position now than tbey ever will be. It is up-hill work to show tbat two and two don't make four. It is a email matter, but by little things we often come to very great and important conclusions. We refer to the fact that the county clerk is inundating the county with printed slips of the two column mass of special pleading pub lished in defence of the that official's course ia giving out the printing of the great register at a cost of about $7000 without submitting the job to competi tive bid. Nobody would object to hiß distributing this wishy-washy campaign docament, which waa thoroughly de molished by the Mekald, if it were not sent out in official envelopes for which the county had paid. An abuse of this kind is small, but significant. The outcome of the Euit of Botiller against de Lorenzana, in Judge Van Dyke's court, develops an extraordinary state of facte. Tbe defendant lost the suit and waß mulct in the costs, but no record was made of the payment of the costs. In due time, Mr. Botiller sued out an execution for the costs, and whilst the execution was in possession of a deputy sheriff, one of the county clerk's deputies got bold of the execu tion and tore it up, notwithstanding it was part of the archives of the sheriff's office. The excuse for tbis high-handed act was that the costs bad been paid, but tbat no minute bad been made of it, as there eh ould have been, in the judgment book. If the people were be fore suspicious tbat the county clerk's LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 28, 1892. office is conducted in an irregular and slip-shod manner, this extraordinary de velopment will turn their suspicion into a certainity. Much ado ia being made about tbe effort of the New York state authorities to punish Peck for destroy ing public documents, but we would ad vise our Republican friends to look nearer home if they wish to animad vert upon a high-handed case of defying tbe law in regard to sanctity of official document*. The Augean stable wanta cleaning badly. THE PEOPLE'S OPPORTUNITY. It is admitted on all bands that the Democratic county ticket ia a most ex cellent one. Some of the names are those of gentlemen who have for thirty yeara enjoyed the confidence of thia community, and who, in placea of pub lic trust, have vindicated their right to this confidence. All the nominees are men who stand well with the people, and were selected either for their fitneßß to faithfully discharge the duties of the offices they are running for, or for tbe fine reputation they have made in pri vate and business life. Tbe ticket of the Republican party ia notoriously weaker, and it is spotted with nominations that ehould not have been made. But, were tbe candidatea on both ticketa equally good, the people of thia county should not hesitate about electing the Democratic nominees, not on account of party politics—for there is really no political question involved in the selection of county officers —but because the affairs of the county have been managed by the Republican ring in a corrupt, extravagant and disgraceful manner. The taxpayers of Los Angelea have paid dearly for the luxury of furnishing fat official berths to the parasites of the Union League. We doubt whether they consider that it pays to keep the taxeatera of one party in power for many successive terms, especially when they find that the rate of taxation is steadily going up, and that they are now paying at the rate of twelve dollars per minute for the privi lege of bo-, ing to Republicans in office. It is a fact shown by all experience that when a party is intrenched in pow er for a long time, its officials become reckleßß, and fail to nicely appreciate tbe responsibilities of a public trust. When the barrier ie let down between them and strict accountability, they abandon themselves to all sorts of reck less extravagances, and come to look upon the taxpayers as pigeons turned helplessly over to them to be plucked. The exposures that have recently been made show that thia is the existing con dition of official morals in thia county. If it ia encouraged by re-endorsement of the people at the polls this year, it will become bolder and more flagitious, and the rate of taxation will increase from year to year in order to meet the in creased extravagance of our county offi cials. So true is it that increase of ap petite growß on what it feeda upon. When public affairs reach this ex treme, it is the duty of the votera, in their individual capacity to apply tbe corrective. They must look to see from time to time exposurea such aa have followed the action of the preaent county clerk in giving out a $7000 contract to a favorite without aubmitting the work to competitive bid; they must look for more injurious tampering with the county records than those that recently created co much consternation; they must not be astonished at such ecandals as have been developed in the county court house —by which the taxpayers find that an estimate of $50,000 is mag nified to the actual expenditure of $100, --000 when the game is through—in which extravagance, peculation and favoritism prevailed in furnishing that building. The plain isaue is between better and more economical government and worEe and more extravagant government. That is what the taxpayers must pass upon in voting for a county ticket. Neither Cleveland nor Harrison, high tariff nor low tariff, are at all in volved in the election. Our county offices are overrun with men drawing salaries and not earning ihem. Contract jobs, in which the of ficials twi6t the clear intent of the law in order to pamper favorites and make the people pay the highest instead of the lowest prices for public work. A disregard of the rightß of the people to have an economical government, co that political parasites can be cared for and party organization strengthened at pub lic expense. All these are but the en tering wedges to wider and more scan dalous raidß upon the treasury, unlees the people at once apply the corrective which is in their power. The election of the Democratic county ticket will not only be a rebuke to tbe reckless administration of our county affairs, but it will be a lesson that will have a far-reaching and telling effect upon all classes of politicians who act as if the people were saddled for them to mount and spur their sides at their own sweet will. PREPARING A COAT OF WHITEWASH. The Times of yesterday contained an editorial taking tbe ground tbat the in vestigation by the police commission, of corruption in regard to gambling in Chinatown, bad resulted in nothing, and had simply been started as a means of advertising the Democratic member of the commission, Mr. M. P. Snyder. The fact of the matter is that the inves tigation has been conducted in a most perfunctory manner. Several times the witnesses in the case cooled their beads in tbe commissioners' ante room, fur an hour or more, waiting for tbe Repub lican members to appear., only to be informed tbat tbe affair would have to be postponed. Dilatory, evasive tactics have characterized the whole affair, and will continue so to do, until tbe inevita ble coat of official whitewash is admin istered by the Republican majority. Everyone knows tbat tbe Chinatown criminal element always has been only too glad to debauch officials, and there is no indication tbat human nature has changed in tbe last year or two in either the Mongols or officials to euch an extent as to entitle one to hold the opinion that both are now immaculate. All who know anything about the mat ter at all say that more or leas gambling always exists in Chinatown, and as long aa it continues the proprietors of the games will be anxious to bribe anyone who can protect them. Officii corruption is hard to prove at any time, as few crimes are easier to conceal, but it is impossidle to get at anything like a fair idea of the situation, when a so-called investigation is ham pered and delayed through partisan feeling. There has been con siderable etrong evidence brought out notwithstanding, showing that Mr. Snyder bad good ground for instigating the inquiry, and to con vince the public generally that more conclußive evidence might be obtained. Mr. Snyder has acted in the rr>.atter solely in the interest of tbe good govern ment and good name of tbe city, and baa won the respect of good citizens of all parties by his endeavors to throw light on a dark eubject. The verdict of the commission can be foreseen, but will not be accepted aB final by those who have closely followed the course of the mat ter. The collector of customs atPortTown eend haa been instructed to refuse ad mission to Ching Yong, from British Columbia, notwithstanding he is an' English subject and exhibits a certifi cate of baying been naturalized at Van couver. Thia ia strictly in accordance with precedent and international law. The exclusion act prohibits the entrance of Chinese persons, "whether subjects of the Chineae empire or otherwise." It would ba mi anomaloua thing if tbe Chineae could nullify an act of congress by merely becoming the citizene of an other country. Tbis same experiment waa once before attempted, but failed to work. Chinese from Hong Kong, which ia an English city to all intents and purposea, tried come yeara ago to over ride the act of exclusion on tbe ground tbat they were British subjects. Tbe law waa not ao strict then aa it ia now, but the attempt failed when a teat case waa brought before the United States courts. No principle of the law of na tions ia better settled than that every country haa the right to determine what aliens aball be entitled to the right of domicile and what aball be excluded. Puffendorf and all the public law writers agree upon thia fundamental national principle. Frank Morgan pleaded guilty to the charge of etealing 30 cents, and was yeßterdav sentenced to be imprisoned at San Quentin for a year. In the same court a charge of swindling waa dis missed against a man who wae con nected recently in one of the boldest attempts at fraud which ever came to light. A confederate waa found guilty by a jury on the same charge, some time ago, but a convenient technicality served to set the verdict aside. It is such incidente aa these that make even conservative citizens indignant at the monstrous incapacity of the law to even come approximately near to jus tice. The Rev. George Frederick Pentecost, who ran for mayor of Newark. N. J., in 1886, and subsequently turned up as a missionary at Bangalore, in India, is now rector of the Marylebone Presbyte rian church, in London. He will know better than to play second fiddle to Henry George and Father McGlynn hereafter. AMUSEMENTS. For tbe past week tbe public has been making preparations to witness the biblical spectacle of Solomon and the Queen ol Sheba, in conjunction with John Robinson's circus. Tbe grand spectacle of Solomon alone is claimed to be worth the price of admission, and the arenic features are said to be very fine. The show will arrive here early Thursday morning, and will give a free street parade, starting from the lot atlO o'clock and passing through the princi pal streetß. A performance will be given in the afternoon, commencing at 2 o'clock, and one in the evening at 8 o'clock. The doors will be open one hour earlier. The many new features that are said to have been added to the ten big shows this season will be seen here ill all their attractiveness. There ia certain to be an immense throng at the evening per formance, and it would be well for women and children to vieit the matinee and thuß avoid any inconvenience. > « Manager Harry Wyatt announces the reopening oi of the Los Angeles theater on Monday evening next, by MiBS Jeffreys Lewis and an excellent com pany. Mr. Perry, the owner of the theater has had the building entirely redecorated, and it is illuminated with incandescent electric lights, and ia in all ways a most beautiful, attractive and comfortable theater. Los Angeles theater-goers have always been delighted with the performances of Miss Lewis, and as Bhe comes this time with a very strong company, and will be eeen in a number of her best roles, she will doubtless meet with the liberal re ception ehe so well deserves. *»* On Fiiday and Saturday, at tbe Grand opera house, a Frobman (ompany will p esent the comedy The Junior Partner. Mr. Henry Miller heads the company. Mrs. Pacheco's Play Is a Success. San Francisco, Sept. 27 — The first production here of the American com edy, Nothing But Money, by a California authoress, drew a crowded house latt night. Mrs. Pacheco and the play were heartily applauded, From here the company will take a tour of the coast cities. Fort Bragg Residences Burning. Fort Brags, Cel., Bept. 27.—The finest residence portion of this town is burning. Tbe fire originated in tbe res idence of George W. Perkins, at 7 o'clock tbis evening. Three hundred men are fighting tbe fire, but there is no water. Gilmore's Remains. New York, Sept. 27.—The remains of Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore, tbe famous band leader, arrived from St. Louis this morning, and were taken to his late res idence. THE WHITTIER SCHOOL, Annie Laurie VUlte It and Bulog-laee Its Conduct. "Annie Laurie," the bright represen tative of the Sin Francisco Examiner, has visited the State Reform school at Whitiier, and sent a long account to her paper, of what she saw there and tbe favorable impressions abe received of the manner in which tbe institution is conducted. She says: I heard wonderful stories in Lob An geles about a et range new system which could turn a typical "juvenile offender" into a frank, honest boy. I confeaa that I was a little ekeptical. The aly, de ceitful facee I had seen at the Industrial echoed haunted me. I couldn't help thinking of the hangdog, eullen brutea wbo stand in the prisoner's docks in tho police courts tJ answer to the charge of malicious mischief. I waa a Utile unbelieving when it came to any avstem wbioh could bring tbe boyhood back to those hard, cun ning faces. The very first boy I saw at Whittier made me ashamed of my doubts. A straight little fellow came to tbe station to meet the train on tome errand. He waa a merry eyed, freckle-faced boy—just such a boy aa knows where all the birds' nests are; just such a boy aa loves to "go inawimmin' " on a hot day, and then run a mile to get "good and hot," so as to enjoy another "goin' in" ; a tegular good natured," light-hearted boy that could whistle a tune between hia teeth and throw a stone as straight as an Indian shoots an arrow. Not a trace of the dull, hopeless apathy of the "institutional look" about bim. A year and a half ago that boy would have been Bent to the industrial school in the San Francisco hilla. He would have been herded w'th hardened crim inals, and he would have been made to walk to bifi meala in the penitentiary lock step. He would have bad his food thrown to him upon a dirty table, with out even a plate or a saucer. He would have learned everything there waa to learn of vice. If it were not for the Whittier Bchool now, that boy would be in a training school for he penitentiary. Day beg ns early at the school. The boys are up soon after sunrise, and by 8 o'clock they are at work. Some of them go out into the fields. The? are learning to be fanners. They do all the work of the 160 acres. Some of tbem go to the barn and look out for the horses, come of them go into the kitchen, and some to the shops. "I don't believe you know me," said a tall boy in the carpenter shon, looking up to me cheerfully from his work of sawing "No," I said, "I dont." Then I looked up and saw a sign over his work-bench. Hie name waa there, written with many flourishes. Under it waa the legend, Carpenter and build er. The carpenter and builder grinned de lightedly at my start of surprise. ' I'm growin' fast, ain't I?" he said. It was not because be had grown fast that I waa surprised at the carpenter and builder. Tbe first time I saw that boy be was a sullen, lowering brute, under arrest for trying to stab a com mon. Tbe laat time I saw bim be waa in a dark cell at tbe old industrial school. He had tried to blow tbe place up with gunpowder. He waa considered a dan gerous, vicious little animal, and looked anything but promising. A year of rational treatment had given that boy a chance. He waa an industrious, am bitious lad. with a quick, bright smile, and not a trace of hia old sullen look. "I am going to be a carpenter," he said. "I like the work, and then there's a chance to work up in that trade." Another boy showed me the work he waa doing with great pride. "I haven't got any relations," he said after a while, "but I've got an awfully good friend. There was a lady on the boat when the officer brought me down here. She talked to me, and she said she'd help me. She writes to me every week, and when I get out, I'm going to see her. She gave me this." He pulled a little silver cross from hia breaet. Tbe little silver cross of the King'a Daugh ters. "She lives in Boaton," he went on eagerly, "and she knows a man what writes books and abe told bim about me and he sent me a book he wrote—one tbat he wrote himself, you know. It's a Btory, and he wrote hia name in the front page and my name near it, an' I'm goin' to always keep that book I saw tbe book the eager little fellow ia going to "alwaya keep." It bore on tbe fly leaf the autograph of the man who iB the fiiend of every friend less boy. Edward Everett Hale. ihe most curious and interesting part of the whole institution, to me, is the way it is managed. There are 283 boye there—nearly every one of them aerf tenced for some offense against the law, more or ess grave. There is not a fence around the place. There are no more bolts and bara than there are locka on any boys' school. There ia a large power houee come dis tance from tbe main building. The electric dynamos are kept running there day aud night. The enginea are run by the older boys. They relieve one an other during the day and night. They are there alone all night without the slightest restraint upon their liberty. There has never been an attempt at a runaway from that power house. Dr. Lindley, the superintendent, took those 283 boys on a camping trip at Catalina island this summer. They were gone two weeks. They went swim ming, ran races, fished, did everything tbat a healthy boy enjoys. The camp waß conducted exactly as any military camp is conducted. When tbe word was given to start back to tbe school the boy a gave three cheere for "homeward bound." On the 4th of July Dr. Lind ley took hia 283 boya up to Los Angeles to march in tbe procession. They were in town all day. They did not do one thing to bring disgrace on the cadet uniform in which they take bo much prjdp. What Is It? In point of fact it is the freedom from poisonous and spurious ingredients, the ex cellence in flavor which gives to Dr. Price's Delicious Flav oring Extracts of Vanilla, Orange, Lemon, etc., their wide popularity and increas ing sale. The retail grocers are learning that quality rather than price is necessary to retain the confidence of customers and make a successful business. LOS ANGELES FAIR! October 3d to Bth Inclusive. $20,000 in Purses and Premiums I The Fastest Horses in California have Entered for the Races. HORTICULTURAL EXHIBIT AT HAZARD'S PAVILION Premium Lists and ail Information from the Secretary. District Agricultural Association No. 6. J. C. NEWTON, President. L. THORNE, Secretary. REMOVAL CLEARANCE SALE We will occupy the NEW BICKNELL BLOCK on BROADWAY, opposite the City Hall, about No vember ist, with a new line of goods. We intend to close out our present stock before moving, and will name prices that will sell the goods. We invite inspection and comparison in prices. HOI IS TBE THE TO GET FURNITURE CHEAP LOS MUMS FURNITURE COMPANY, 351-353 N. MAIN ST., Opposite Baker Bl'k. -j- Los Angeles, Cal TROY LAUNDRY CO., Main Office, 135 West First Street. Works, 715,717 and 719 North Main Street. We have our NEW LAUNDRY completed and are prepared to do an unlimited amount of work. We shall make a specialty of woolen blankets and lace curtains. Men's clothing cleaned. TELEPHONE 1081. Live Stock Auction OF WELL-BRED HORSES and CATTLE From Ventura, County, BEGINNING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30. 60 Fine Mares and well-bred Horses and Col s. 50 Short Horn Durham (graded) Heifers, all bred to Holstein bull, and will be fresh early next spring. 15 good Milch Cows, some with calvea. 10 young cattle from 6 months to 1 year old. 1 fine, high-grade Holstein bull, 4 years old, handsomely marked; sure breeder. Sale Will Be on the SOUTHEAST CORNER MAIN AND NINTH STREETS, Los Angeles, FRIDAY, SEPT. 30th, and SATURDAY, OCT. ist, AX IO O'CLOCK A.M. wi " * given *»| MATLOCK & REED, Auctioneers, W. E. M. E>. t ßectal, Female and Chronic Diseases Treated by the NEW METHOD now used and taught by Dr. E. H. Pratt of Chicago. Send for book (free) which will explain fully how Chronic diseases of all kinds are readily relieved and Rectal Diseases CURED in from two to four weeks. Call on or address W. E. PRITCHARD, M. D., 155 North Spring Street, Los Angeles. Office Hours, 12 to 4 p.m. ' Telephone 159. Fred. A. Salisbury DEALER IN r WOOD, COAL, HAY, GRAIN AND CHARCOAL AND THE CELEBRATED CALEDONIAN COAL, ALSO WELLINGTON OOAL. No. 345 South Spring Street. Tel. 226.