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for president:
for vice-president:
A. E. STEVENSON Of Illinois
Presidential Klectors.
Joseph D. Lynch Of Los Angeles
R. P. Hammond Of fan Raiael
j. a. Filches ot Aubnrn
R. A. Long Of Willows
ktABCtJS Rosenthal Oi tan Francisco
Jackson Hatcjt„ »'f San Jose
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FOR congress, vi district:
Legislative Nominations.
XXXVIItn Senate district J. R. Mathews
LXXth assembly district Heward Cole
LXXIst Assembly district. W. T. Martin
LXXIId Assembly distrct T. J. Kerns
LXXIIId Assembly district, Frank O Flnlayson
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LXXVth Assembly district M. P. snjdcr
County Ticket.
For Sheriff Martin C. Marsh
For County Clerk W. B. Cullen
For County Auditor F. B. Col er
For County Recorder H. B. Beit
For lax Oolltctor E. E. Hewitt
For District Attorney H C. Dillon
For County Treasurer . ...... J. De Barth rihorb
For Public Administrator... W. B Scarborough
For coroner R. C. Guiraco
For County Surveyor A. R. street
Supervisor Nominations.
lid district M. T. Collins
IVth district J. H. B ewe.r
Vth district James Hanley
Justices and Constables.
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"I cannot find a men whoee wages
have been increased by the tariff," says
Mr. Terence V. Powderly. It is a pain
ful fact, but nevertheless true, that there
is a whole nation in Mr. Powderiy's fix.
"Wayne McVeagh was always an
old, sour-faced mugwump. lie knows
now whit Democrats think of biro,"
says the government organ at Buffalo.
Yes, he does know what the Democrats
think of him, 'They think bim a man
who prefers reform now to revolution in
the future; and a man who has lived
long enough in the Republican ranks to
realize that loyalty to party means fealty
to rogues."
Angelenos know very vtell that if
they condone the enormous frauds in
the furnishing of the new court house,
by which tbe $50,000 which were voted
for that purpose were Ewollen to $111,
000, by electing Republicans as super
visors, they need look for no mercy in the
future, and they ought to receive none.
To ignore these indisputable outrages
would be Einuing against light. Turn
the boodltrs out!
As the Republican claim of carrying
the statu of New York becomes louder,
the odds offered by betting men that
they will not carry it is increasing. A
few dajs ago the odds of 10 to 8 wes the
prevailing quotation, now it is 10 to 0.
We are aware of the adage that wagers
prove nothing; but sporting men are
not in the habit of offaring great odds
unless they have solid reasons for doing
The sum of $1025 having been paid
out for interest on money borrowed
twice witbin (be space of two years, in
the county of Loa Angeles, on both of
which occasions there was over $200,000
in the treasury, leads up to the inquiry,
what sort of a financial policy is this?
Daniel Webster's great speech on the
currency, and Senator Jones' unanswer
able arguments on the silver question,
are all thrown into the shade by the
financiering of our supervisors. Whose
mighty brain conceived that ingenious
plan ?
Yesterday's editorial page of the
Times reminds one of the regulation
country organ on the eve of an election.
It is cut up into small paragraphs of the
"vote-for-Banga" order. A polyglot
column is devoted to the foreign vote—
the readers being addressed in Bhort
paragraphs in seven different languages.
These paragraphs were provocativeof the
derision of everybody of the nationali
ties to which they were addressed. The
French "itabit6j," whatever that means,
are ' convainque" tbat Harrison and
Reid will give them a better government
than they ever knew in the old country !
There is no end to this kind of flap
doodle dealt out to the unfortunate read
ers of our morning contemporary.
A very striking feature of Mr. Mitch
ell's speech at Hazard's pavilion last
night was that portion of it in which he
proved, by irrefragable figures, that the
total assets of Lob Angeles county, when
her bonded debt is considered and the
$75,000 borrowed from the State Loan
and Trust company, the $1125 of interest
on that loan, and her bonded debt are
taken into the count, only amount to
tbe insignificant sum of $12,001). And
all this notwithstanding the fact tbat,
during the past three years and a half,
something over four and a half million
dollars of tbe people's money has been
expended. Is it not high time for the
taxpayer to rise up and smite tbe tax
Does anyone suppose for a moment
that if Mr. Banbury had shipped the
large sum, at one time, of over half a
million dollars of stale taxes to Sacra
mento through Wells, Fargo A Co.'s ex
press, and paid $2.50 a thousand for the
service, he would not, when challenged,
have produced the receipt or called upon
the officers of that company to verify
his claim ? The columns of the Herald
have been proffered him from the start
to set his transactions right before tbe
public. He has refused to do so. Is it
conceivable that an honest man, if he
could show that he had expended over
$4000 for exchanges with the state
treasury, would not hasten to lay bis
receipts before the public, and thus
clear himself of all suspicion? If he
has bad his exchanges on Sacra
mento from the banks for nothing, or
in recognition of his favoring them with
the deposits of public money, what right
had he to charge tbe county $1.75 per
$1000 for such accommodation, or any
other sum? If he has converted money
from the treasury into his own pocket in
this way, has he not brought himself
under the operation of the penal statute
that makes the demand by a public
official of false claims from the county
government a felony ? We do not be
lieve that Mr. Banbury can show that
he has paid $4000 or any other sum for
the transportation of public moneys
from Los Angeles to Sacramento. If he
could have done so, he would not have
imperilled his re-election to tbe
office of county treasurer by a refusal
to make public bis vouchers. He has
chosen to adopt the policy of silence
under these grave imputations and to
try to conciliate public opinion by
suing this newspaper for libel on the
eve of election ; but we have no idea
that this kind of bounce will prevail
with the taxpayers. What they want,
before they vote for him, is to have the
proof—the ocular proof—that he has not
been hornswoggliug their money.
The Democratic county central com
mittee is entitled to great credit for the
active steps they have taken to trace up
the illegal entries that appear on the
great register. They appointed Mr. E.
Shaffer, who is the secretary of the city
committee, to give this matter a
thorough investigation. He called
around him a nuaiber of keen men, and
they discovered that there are over
one thousand illegal registrations.
Many of these are fa:.cy names, and the
residences they claim have no existence.
When traced up, the numbers on the
streets they hail from were found to be
vacant lots. In some instances the stut
ters have actually registered themselves
as the husbands of widows, hav
ing taken their names and
hailed from their habitation. Mr.
Shaffer found that it was too slow a
process to .seek reiiei from the grand
jury, so he had five hundred biank war
rants printed and placed them with the
United States commissioner for d'stribu
tion amongst marshals who will be at
the polls. Whenever a mau attempts to
vote one of these bogus names, he will
be arrested. In this way the stuffers
will be headed off. The committee and
marshals know all the illegal names
tbat are on the register, and a careful
watch will be kept in each precinct of
all doubtful persons. The precautions
taken are of the most thorough charac
ter, and unless the men who have pro
cured these false registrations take
warning they will surely come to grief.
Duiing the three and a half years the
county government hae been in the pos
session of the Republicans, the auditor's
books show that there has been received
into the treasury from all sources about
$-1,500,000. What has become of this
vast sum, and what has the county to
bliow for it. We are pointed to a fine
court house as a magnificent asset; but
it is an asset which we have not paid
for and against which there are out
standing bonds. A reference to the report
filed by the county auditor on the 2d in
btant shows tbat tbere was only $135,
--579.48 cash in the treasury at the close
of the last month. Let us now see how
we stand. We have of assets as follows:
New court hous\say $ 700,000 00
County j<ll 60,000 00
County hofpital 80.000 0'»
County farm 40,000 00
Other real estate 2\ooo 00
Cash in treasury, as above 135,579 48
Total assets $1,010,579 48
Now let us Bee how the other side
stands. Our liabilities are:
Countr bonds of 1881 $ 13,000 00
County bead! of 1882 45,000 00
County bonds of 1884 76 500 00
County bonds of 1885 397 000 < O
County bonds of 1887 1110,000 00
County bonds of 1890 200 000 UO
Total bonds $ 921,500 00
Assets $1,010,579 48
Leaving as furplus of assets $89,079 48
But in order to balance our books ex
actly we should deduct from the appar
ent Burplus the $75,000 that was re
cently borrowed from the Staje Loan
bank by the supervisors and the inter
est of $1125 on same. This would leave
the great and opulent Los Angeles
county, that has paid $4,500,000 into
the state treasury in the past three and
one-half years, just $12,954.48 better off
than bankruptcy. Let the taxpayers
ponder this astounding showing and con
clude whether it is not time that a
change were made in the control of
their public affairs.
Massachusetts is likely to fall into
the Democratic line, after all, for
Charles Sumner and Henry Wilson are
dead, and their successors r,Te men of
policy rather than of patriotism. Of
the thirty-tbree professors at Amherst
college twenty-three have already de
clared for Cleveland ana tariff reform ;
and, with all the enlightened popula
tion of tbe state rushing to hie support,
it begins to look as if the old "Bay
State" was going to be the newest jewel
in the Democratic crown.
Tn k closing rally of the campaign at
Hazard's pavilion last night was enthu
siastic and auspicious of success. The
speeches were opened by a very effective
presentation of the local issues of the
campaign by John W. Mitchell, Esq., of
the Cahuenga. This gentleman is a
forcible and pleasing talker, and even
has tbe almost impossible knack of
making "Aggers" interesting. His re
marks were punctuated by frequent ap
plause, and his telling hits were numer
ous. Major George S. i'atton succeeded
Mr. Mitchell, and enchained the atten
tion of his auditors for upwards of an
hour. His treatment of the tariff issue
wa6 able and exhaustive, and pleased
bis auditors immensely, as was shown
by their liberal plaudits. This rising
young statesman of the San Gabriel is
making great headway as an easy, grace
ful and persuasive orator.
When the new court house was built
the estimates for furnishing it were
given at $50,000, and bonds for this sum
were voted by the people. A contract
was let, however, for this purpose, and
$69,098.45 was the face value of the con
tract. Even there the rapacity of the
ring did not halt. More commissions or
"divies" upon purchases must be had.
for which reason other articles were
purchaeed, making an increase of $14,
--757.19, and a total cost of $83,846 64, or
$33,840.64 over and above the whole
amount voted for by the people of Los
Angeles county on the Ist day of July,
1890. In the four court rooms on tbe
third floor the cost of furniture was $19,
--130. The public, at the ballot box, next
Tuesday, will have something to say
about this transaction.
The dear judges! "They come high
but we must have 'em." Four judges'
benches for four men to sit upon cost
the county of Los Angeles $1057.50 each
or $4230 for the four looms. Behind
each of these benches is a screen which
cost $325, or $1300 for the four rooms.
The furniture for most residences in this
city ranges from $750 to $900 for five
roomed cottages ; from $900 to $1100 for
seven-roomed houses; and from $1100
to $1450 for a commodious residence of
nine rooms. This being considered
carefully by the taxpayer, we think he
will say that $4784 75 per room is very
extravagant furnishing for our new
court house.
And this is what <t Syracuse, N. V.,
newspaper aays about the McKinley
bill. It says that "it was merely a revis
ion of the national tariff laws." If such
be the case, the good Lord deliver the
people from what may be called a genu
ine Republican tariff law I What that
was or ever can be, tbe world will never
know, for the simple reason that the
world will probably never see another
Republican congress.
Tub fact that a Los Angeles-bred
horse has broken the world's record for
stallions is hardly worth editorial men
tion, but it goes to prove that in the
breeding of horses, as in everything
elee, Los Angeles is in tbe world's front
J. R. Stevens of New York is regis
tered at the Hollenbeck.
Mr D. Kilpatrick, a business man of
Ontario, is at the Nadeau.
Joseph Brown, a prominent citizen of
San Bernardino, is at the Nadeau.
0 6. Leach, a prominent mining man
in the Mojave district, San Bernardino
county, is in the city.
An invalid named Harry M. Bullock,
afflicted with consumption, fell at the
corner of Main and Spring streets yester
day. He was taken to St. Paul's hos
pital by some friends.
T. W. Phelns and wife, mother and
children, of Kansas City, are guests at
the Hollenbeck. Mr. Phelps contem
templates residing in this city perma
Mr. D. H. Morrison cf San Diego, Miss
Loomis and Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Vincent
of Oakland, Cal.; Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Gould of New York city are among tbe
late arrivals at the Bellevue Terrace
Miss Lucretia Louisa del Valle, the
beautiful daughter of Hon. and Mrs. R.
F. del Valle, made her first appearance
among the fashionable promenadeis on
Spring street yesterday afternoon, and
naturally attracted much attention.
Miss del Valle, though but a few weeks
old, bore herself with dignity and
The new Carpenters' union No. 332
held a meeting last Thursday evening
for permanent organization. A large
membership is already secured. A
healtby interest is manifested, and the
outlook for a strong union ii cheering.
Live and tireless workers, men who have
had wide experience in labor affairs, are
now giving their best efforts to place the
carpenters in their proper position in
the ranks of organized labor. The fol
lowing officers were elected : President,
VV. C. B. Randolph; vice-president,
' Thomas Frazer; recording secretary, S.
Gray; financial secretary, J. W. Mar
shall; treasurer, Edward Beauchamp;
conductor John Wilson ; warden, John
A. Murphy; trustees, Joseph Ferris, A.
Donovan and George Manner. The next
meeting will be held on Thursday, No
vember lOtb, at 7:30 o'clock, at Opera
House ball.
Articles of Incorporation.
The Cottonwood Canon Water com
pany filed articles of incorporation yes
terday. The company proposes to ac
quire water rights and dispose of water
to inhabitants on block Aof the San
Paequal tract, of the lands of the Lake
Vineyard Land and Water company.
The principal place of business is Los
Angeles. The capital stock is $30,000,
all of which has been subscribed. The
incorporators are W. S. Wright, trustee,
Wm. R. Staats, John McDonald, W. 8.
Wright, C. E. Brooks, Joseph M Camp
bell. The articles do not give the resi
dences of the incorporators.
Tho Carpenters' Union.
A Rousing Democratic Meeting
at the Pavilion.
Brilliant Speakers Entertain a Mon
ster Gathering.
An Bnthuslastlc Meeting; of the Citi
zens of Loa Angelea- Success
ful Termination of tho
The Democrats wound up the local
campaign last evening by a rousing
meeting in the pavilion. There was a
large audience in attendance and much
enthusiasm displayed. hvery point
made by the speakers was quickly re
sponded to by hearty applause.
The meeting was called to order by C.
F. A. Last, chairman of the county cen
tral committee, who introduced Mr.
Joseph D. Lynch as chairman of the
Mr. Lynch spoke briefly as follows:
Ladies and Gentlemen: It giveß me
great pleasure to preside over the clos
ing meeting of the campaign on the
Democratic side. It always pleases me
to meet Democrats, for I like them, and
look upon them as the genuine
aristocracy of the country. I allude, of
course, to the aristocracy of worth and
intellect, ior, since the time of Thomas
Jefferson, its illustrious founder, down
to the present day, our party has always
possessed an overwhelming proportion
of the intellect and patriotic purpose of
the country, and this fact is conspicu
ously exemplified in our own
day by the exceptionally high
character of Cleveland and Steven
eon. I feel like saying a few brief words
in this closing rally because the Fresno
convention did me tbe honor to nomi
nate me as one of the two electors at
large on the Democratic ticket. I need
not assure you that it would give me a
world of pleasure to be able to cast one
of the electoral votes of California for
tbe Democratic standard-bearers. It is
my pleasing privilege to enjoy a per
sonal acquaintance with both of these
gentlemen. I have been ac
corded a number of interviews
with Mr. Cleveland; and, without at
tempting to invade the ground which
will be covered by the eloquent gentle
men who have been assigned the task
of discussing the issues of the day, local
and national, I will say that I never
knew a man of any party to return from
an interview with Mr. Cleveland who
did not like tbe man. He is the per
sonification ot Democratic simplicity, of
patriotic purpose and of urbane but un
pretentious manners. Ido not believe
that in this continent, or any other con
tinent, or in any undiscovered continent,
there lives a mau who has an eye more
singly directed to the good of his fel
lows. As to Adlai E. Stevenson, many
of you who are within the sound of my
voice ought to remember him. He
spent some time in Los Angeles, where
I had the pleasure of forming his ac
quaintance. He was accompanied by
Congressman McKenzie, now one of the
world's fair commissioners. They were
two tall Bona of Anak, both Kentuckians
born, and splendid examples of the
robust manhood of ttiat state. I had
occasion to meet them both in Washing
ton afterwards, and waß delighted with
their cordial remembrance of the trifling
attention I was able to show them while
here. To a handsome and commanding
presence Mr. Steveneon adds abilities of
the highest order, an integrity beyond
question and a character which has
gained him the devoted fiiendshipof
all who know him. Ho has done splen
did work in the campaign by speeches
of unusual force and eloquence, and his
masterly championship of Democratic
principles will have done much to as
sure that victory which, Tuesday next,
will crown the Democratic campaign of
education by the election of Cleveland
and Stevenson aB president and vice
president of the United States respect
ively. [Applause]
mr. Mitchell's address.
Mr. Lynch then introduced Mr. John
W. Mitchell of Cahuenga, who spoke
substantially as followi:
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Fellow-
Citizens: The Democratic county cen
tral committee, recognizing the para
mount importance of county affairs and
the necessity of reforming the desperate
condition of this county, have deputized
me to present the facts to you thia
I am prepared tonight to give you
some startling facts touching your
homeß and your pockets, and I hope
you will consider them before voting.
We Democrats have been told in the
past that public offices were a public
trust, and that county officers were our
servants and not our masters, but I want
to show you tonight that this condition
has been reversed; tbat next Tuesday
you should choose the officers of tbe
county according to their merit.
In speaking to you I shall speak from
the book —tbe auditor's report for 1891.
Thia present Republican county admin
istration promised and pledged itself to
an economic government and reduction
of the tax levy when it assumed con
trol. Let us see how it has per
formed that pledge. We will first take
up tbe mat er of assessments.
Tiie speaker then showed that tbe
taxes bad been raised 15 cents on tbe
$100 in the past year, and that this is
the only way the Republicans have kept
their promise. "How much money
have they received?" They have ex
pended $4 300.000 in tbe past three and
a half years tbat they admit, and heaven
knows bow much they hove received
Vanilla ° f Perfect purity.
Lemon -I Of great strength.
Abend -| Economy ,nthelr use
Roseetc.r; Flav °r delicately
and deliolously as the fresh frur>
which they dona't droit. And what hare
we got to show for it ?
Here it a statement which I got from
the auditor's office:
(See auditor's report, 1891, snd October state
ment of casta ln treasury.)
New court house (approximate) $ 700.000 00
County Jail (iipproxlmate) 60,000 00
County hospital, •' 50,000 00
County farm, " 40,000 00
Ileal estate, " 25,000 OJ
Available cash in treasury No
vember 2, 1892 135,579 48
$1,010,579 48
Deduct bonded liability of 921,500 00
Total assets, less bonded debt. .. $ 89,079 48
Deduct other liabilities 70.125 00
Total assets $ 12.054 48
Th*t is to say,out of this $4,300,000 we
are worth today just $12 954 48.
The Republicans point with pride to
the wonderful growth and prosperity of
the country at large and cite you the
liberal expenditure of the billion dollar
congress as the reason for it. Fellow
citizens, I congratulate you on a billion
dollar conarees at Washington and a
million dollar board of supervisors in
Los Angeles. [Laughter.]
But I say it is an outrage which every
voter should correct next Tuesday. [Ar
plause.] Let us see bow this $4,300,000
was got rid of.
The speaker then gave a clear and de
tailed account of the extravagant ex
penditures of the various branches of the
county government in line with the
figures published heretofore by tbe
Herald. His remarks were at times
especially bitter and called for much
Continuing, he said: "But, my fel
low-citizens, the climax of this out
rageous extravagance has been reached,
and next Tuesday it will meet its doom.
"There ie one thing more in this line
which I wish to call your attention to,
and tbat is the Republican manner of
letting contracts, which I consider one
of the moßt barefaced robberies ever
perpetrated on a tax-paying public."
Mr. County Clerk Ward was then
harshly handled by tbe speaker in re
gard to letting the great register con
tract, and judging from the enthusiasm
that greeted these remarks, Mr. Ward's
political career will terminate about
January Ist next.
The individual members of tbe Demo
cratic ticket were then considered, the
speaker closing with an eloquent appeal
for their election that drew forth a hearty
burst of applause.
Mr. Lynch then presented Major
George S. Patton as "the rising young
orator of tbe San Gabriel valley."
Mr. Patton turned his remarks towards
the national issues. He spoke aB fol
lows :
Mr. Chairman, Lawks and Gentle
men : In this closing night of the presiden
tial campaign it ia not necessary to
enter into detailed arguments upon the
is=ue involved. The question of the
tariff has been exhaustively di mussed,
and is, I believe, fully understood by
tbe people. Since tbat memorable day
in 1888 when Grover Cleveland's trum
pet call roused a people who were
slumbering while their dearest right
was being insidiously stolen from them
by the interested beneficiaries of tariff
legislation for tbe benefit of the few at
the cost of tbe many, and in one terse
sentence embodied the whole Demo
cratic creed upon that subject: "Un
necessary taxation is unjust taxation,"
the American people have done a great
amount of thinking. From start to
finish tbe Democratic party has
arrayed in this campaign a brave,
honest and aggressive battle.
From the hour when, amid the wild
plaudits of 20,000 people assembled in
the Chicago wigwam, and the accom
panying thunder of tbe approving heav
ens, they boldly declared that the "Re
publican protection is a fraud and a
robbery of the great majority of the
American people for the benefit of the
few." And immediately followed this
bold and honest, declaration by bravely
setting aßide tbe timorous counsels of
expediency mongers and politicians,
and, renominating for the presidency
the greatest living exponent of true
Democracy, they have fought the fight,
honestly and in the open, appealing to
no prejudice of memories or sectional
ism. With their faces to the future, the '
Democracy has appealed to the honesty
and good sense of the American people,
have avoided all pertonalities, and rely
ing upon the irresistible strength of
truth and logic when opposed by shifty
evasion, it now rests its case and gives
it to tbe jury with courage and confi
dence in the result.
That they have had the best of the
argument is too apparent to be longer
seriously denied. All over the country
the Republicans who have stood by their
party through good and evil report have
been driven from its ranks. Within two
short years it has been driven from one
position to another, contradicting the
very arguments of a few months before,
until it stands tonight fairly stripped of
the covering to hide its weakness. It
has absolutely abandoned the positions
maintained by its founders—by Grant,
by Garfield, by Arthur, and by all its
great leaders.
And so it happens tonight all over this
land. Republicans who have followed
their party's flag to many a hard won
victory, and have glowed with pride
when they dwelt upon its achievements,
find themselves forced to confess that 1
as the names of Lincoln and Sum
ner, of Grant and Garfield are
fading into memories, tbat they
have been succeeded by Quays
and Clarkeons, by Wanamakers and
Dudleys, and that their old ship has
in fact been seized, tbe batches battened
down and is now oeing sailed under a
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later one when the little federal
and Union League brigade of Los An
geles, disregarding the solemn warnings
of their own leading men, and of the
most influential Republican newspaper
of the dia»rict, rushed in mad.haste over
the bruised and prostrate forms of
Houghton and Magee and Honest Harrjr
Hszard to place their standard in the
hands of tbe hero of the reform Bchool
scandal. Thousands of old-time,
straight-laced partisan Republicans
have been compelled to seriously ask
themselves if the lime has not come
when they must at least temporarily
abandon the party and chasten it that it
may live.
How different is the position of the
Democratic party.
From thatjhour, amid the thunders of
applause of 20,000 people in the great
wigwam at Chicago, when the Demo
ciatic party boldly announced tbat Re
publican protection was a fraud, it baa
not deviated in one single solitary in
stance from that principle. I ask you to
read the platform of the Minneapolis
convention, tbe speeches of Uncle Billy
Williams and Hon. William
and you will find that there is not one
reference to the protection of'infant in
dustries, but they all shout for the pro
tection of American workingmen. We
charged that the effect of the McKinley
bill was to enhance the cost of the ne
cessities of life. How did they answer
this charge ?
They said, "We don't want anything
cheap!" "A cheap coat meanß a cheap
man," but on the last election the peo
ple refuted thia false doctrine' by a ma
jority in the house of 170. Since then
they have changed. Now they say that
protection makes things cheap. That ia
to say tbe way to make things cheap ia
to raise the price. (Laughter.l
Pilloired before an intelligent people,
abandoning their former positions, they
now ask the American people to support
them because they Bay, "Putting a tax
on an article makes it cheaper," and in
the same breath "That the tariff is not
a tax because the foreigner has to pay
it," and it is thia false and absurd prin
ciple that the Democratic party ask
your suffrage to defeat.
The speaker next gave many instances
of the effect of the tariff oa
the condition of the farmer. And then
gave the Express and Chronicle a Bcath
ing and bitter rebuke for their treat
ment of Marion Cannon. Continuing,
heßaid: "My friends, in spite of tbe
Express and Chronicle, I can say we are
strictly in it." The speaker then al
luded at considerable length to the
claims of Mr. Cannon on the votes of
Democrats, and outlined that candi
date's position on the tariff, the Nica
ragua canal and the deep-water harbor,
concluding in an eloquent appeal to all
good citizens to vote the Democratic
W. B. Cullen, candidate for county
clerk, P. B. Colver for county auditor,
W. B. Scarborough for public adminis
trator and Col. E. E. Hewitt for tax col
lector, were introduced to the audience
and epoke briefly, and the meeting ad
journed with three hearty cheers for
Cleveland and Stevenson.
A Bemlnlacence of the Great Battle
Between Oayet and Tilden.
A pool-selling firm in this city an
nounce that they will sell pools on tbe
presidential and congressional elections,
next Monday. The last recollection the
writer has of anything of this sort was
in the famous struggle of 1876, when
Hayes ran against Tilden and got the
office after being defeated by a
240,000 votes. Morrieeey's pool rooms
in New York presented a curious ap
pearance during that period. Pools
would bo sold for hours together at 100
for Tilden against 80 for Hayes until
night came on. Then came an incur-
Bion of p'ungers and such betting was
never before seen. One man called out
"5000 for first choice" and took Hayes.
Tbe Tilden ticket in that pool brought
• When it became evident that tbe
unusual method of e'ecting by a commis
sion was to be resorted to, the money
was drawn down, and Morrissey claimed
his 3 per cent commission, just tbe same
as in a dead heat of a race. The parties
to this big bet refused 'to pay it, and
Morrissey, knowing tbat the courta'
would not sustain any gambling trans
actions, gave it up, though he collected
it from everybody else. All the sport
ing papers decided in his favor, among
them the Spirit of the Times, edited by-
George Wilkes, who had not spoken to
Morrissey for 12 years previously. The
Hkrald mentions this fact for the rea
son that neither candidate may have a
majority of electoral votes, and the case
is liable to go into the house of repre
sentatives. In that event, all bets will
stand until decided by the action of
congress. The reason they were de
clared off in 1877 was that the electoral
commission was a body not contem
plated in the constitution of the United
Undelivered Telegrams.
There are undelivered telegrams at
the Weßtern Union telegraph office, cor
ner North Main and Court streets,
November 4th. for Lena Ferner, Will
iam Hempstead, Duvali & Mills, Aetea
Vegee, Alfred 0. Montgomery.
Patronize California Industrial
By ordering S. F. Double Extra Brown Stout,
superior to any foreign made stout and porter.
Jacob Artloff. agent.

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