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MONDAY. DECEMBER 5, 1898.
DEMOCRATIC CITY TICKET.
(Election Monday, December 5,1832.)
Mayor 777 T. K. Rowan
As-essor RsruoiO Bildkhkain
Auditor.... Jons D. Sciiibck
Street Superintendent D. A. Watson
Sity Attorney Clarence A. Miller
Treasurer John Bryson, Sb
City Clerk A. Oefii.a
Kneiuecr J- H. Dockweiler
Tax" Collector John Brink
Ward 1 F.M. Nickell
Ward 2 Daniel Innes
War a 3 WM. A. Wilson
Ward! John Ciianslor
Ward 5 Dan. Nei hart
Ward 6 George D. I'kseeli.
Ward 7 Thomas Weiss
Ward 8.7." John T. QAFFM
Ward 9 K - a - lEvls
Hoard of Education.
Ward 1 B. K. Trash-
Ward 2 B.W- Re » dy
Ward 3 ,K. UiIISIOK
Ward 4. DR C. T. P,:pri!R
Ward 5 Mr.s. Maboarkt BCOMH
Ward (i C- SCHASX
Ward 7 Jamks Ashman
Word 8. W. H. BUCKI.IB
Ward 9 .Frkdekick LaMBOURNE
WHY WHITE IS STRONG
Saturday's Examiner has ranch to ssy
in favor of Hon. W. W. Footo as. tho
next Democratic senator from Califor
nia. There aro few Democrats any
where in this state who will feel like de
tracting in any degree from anything
Baid In favor of this knightly nr.d accom
plished gentleman. Under ordinary
circumstances, nothing would be too
good for Mr. Foote, whose patriotic and
honest work a? a railway commissioner
is recognized us of special worth and
significance. Ai a Democrat he is tbe
peer of any man i:i tha party ; aud, if it
were not for certain geographical and
other considerations, he would have
many advooates here for United States
senator. But there are other factors in
the issue, and they will be influential
not only in Southern California but
throughout the whole state.
The geographical consideration alone
is one of great importance. In the sen
ate of the United States California ia at
present represented by two distinguished
gentlemen who live within a lew miles
of each other, in San Mateo county.
This is hardly an equitable distribution
of either the honor or the power which
attaches to the exulted office of United
States senator. Its uniairneßs is aggra
vated by the fact that California has
never had a representative in the higher
branch ot congress who hailed at the
time of his election from a region south
of Sauta Clara county. It i 3 simply ab
surd to conten 1 that th s invidious dis
tinction should hi perpetuated. Suih
a discrimination has never ex
isted in any other etate of
the Union, aud it would not he permit
ted to exist. Is might have been de
fended, in the days when the southern
portion of the state waa contemptuously
dismissed aa tha "cow counties," 0:1 the
ground that the population here was
scant. Such an argument is no longer
tenable. This section is now filled with
a progressive, wealthy and eclectic pop
ulation which can fearlessly challenge
a comparison with that of any other
portion of the United States. It has
already given to the state two governors,
as wag its right, first a Democratic and
next a Republican, and it now proposes
to give to the country a Democratic
United States senator. It would be sim
ply ridiculous to attempt to keep v; any
longer in leading strings. Our interests
are peculiar and distinctive, they ara of
great and growing magnitude, and they
should be treated in a frank and gener
So much for the geographical aspect
of the question. In tha person of
Stephen M.White Southern California
has a candidate for the United States
senate of whom Bha is justly proud.
Young, able, energetic, eloquent ned
aggressive, he represents the aspirations
of this aection in a form highly satis
factory to the masses. While his large
professional practice ha prevented his
being a place bolder in a continuous
sense, ho haa figured sufiicieiitly in
public life to show the stuff of which
he is made. As district attorney of Los
Angeles county he established a high
and exacting standard of efiieif ncy and
probity for hia successors. Ilin career
as a state senator was notable for splen
did work in the interest of the people.
During a portion of his term he was
acting lieutenant-governor, and uit.n of
all parties concede that he discharged
the duties of that station with con
spicuous ability and dignity. As tem
porary chairman of the St. Louis con
vention which nominated Mr. Cleve
land for a second term he extorted the
favorable recognition of the leaders of
the Democratic party.
Mr. White's party services have been
continuous and valuable, the most bril
liant of the series being his celebrated
debate with Morris M. Estee. As to the
merit of Mr. White's contribution to
that splendid aud instructive discuseion,
the Heeald has heretofore placed itself
on record. He entered upon it at the
initiative of the Democratic state cen
tral committee, and it is not too much
to say that his convincing arguments
were largely instrumental in the mem
orable victory which has placed Califor
nia in the list of Democratic states.
Thus far we have spoken of Mr.
White as the candidate of the Democ
racy of Southern California. But he is
more than that. An overwhelming ma
jority of the whole Democracy of the state
wish to see him go to the senate. If it
were possible to take r. vote of his fellow
partizans on this issue, the matter would
never thereafter bo in doubt. He stood
forth as the Democratic champion, and
more than held his own against the
ablest debater in the Republican ranks.
There ib no gush in this. It is the sim
ple truth, temperately stated.
That exceedingly clever writer, Mr.
Arthur MacKwen, in a recent let'.er,
while admitting Mr. White's strong hold
on the masses, says that be doeß not be
lieve that anybody- ought to have a
mortgage on tho seuator=hip. No such
claim is made for him. He is a citizen
who has earned political preferment, if
he desires it, and the personal claims
which his friends can advance are rein
forced and multiplied by those of a sec
tion which has been neglected as re
spects senatorial representation. It will
be time enough to advance Euch argu
ments when the conditions shall exist
which call for them. Mr. White's can
didacy is evolved from the logic of the
situation aud from conditions whose
force cannot be disDUted.
We might add that much of his great
strength as a candidate arises from the
uuiverßal popular belief that, if he is
elected, the people will have a genuine
champion, utterly independent of cor
porations or the money power.
A GREAT CONSPIRACY THWARTED.
The moat esE-ential point in the re
markable political victory just achieved
by the people is the breaking down of a
great conspiracy against popular govern
ment, whereby the United States senate
was to have been indefinitely controlled
by the Republican party.
A general scheme of gerrymander can
always be made a very formidable ad
vantage by a party long in power; and
this tbe Republicans have hud and dili
gently used everywhere it could work
tbem help. Iv several of the old states
they were able, year after year, to elect
senators in the face of a popular vote.
Iv Connecticut, for inslnnce, there ex
isted a str.te of things which shamelessly
robbed the people of their plainest right
and p-ivilege; and it has been continued
so long that it haa seemingly become
useless to cry out against the abuse.
In Delaware one Republican senator
had been secured, and it was only for
tbe hoped-lor advantage in this direc
tion that any serious fight has been
made in that state. But, plain aa were
all these signs nnd the tremendous
efforts mada by the Republicans, as a
general policy, to control the senate, it
was not till four years ago that tbe full
and desperate purpose of that parly
could be measured in all its bearings.
Then an open defiance of the will of the
people was declared. There was no con
cealment of the meaning of it among the
bolder of the party managers. Tuere
has just come to light the utterance of
one of the shrewdest and most deter
mined party leaders this country has
ever seen. It was a bold and—as it, now
appears-au authoritative declaration
oi tbe party's purpose to set up the sen
ale as a barrier to the will of the people.
In 1888, after the presidential election,
this man said:
"We have now the political control
of the nation in our hands for a long
time in the future. We shall, aB soon
as tbe next congress comes together,
proceed to admit four new states. We
shall carry at least three aud probably
all four oi them. Then the new censuß
will give us greater strength in the
electoral college. With this and the
added electoral votea that the new
states will bring, the probability is that
we shall have the next president. If we
do not, t .c senate wiil be ours. It cannot
be taken from us. We shall hold it
permanently, and, however much the
Democrats may control in the house,
they cannot get one their messures
through while we retain the majority of
which we are sure in the senate."
The popular vote was getting to be
strongly againet the party in power.
The house waa even then against it,
had been several times and was likely
to be often again, if not permanently.
In a word, the Republican party was
difcredited as to its legislative and gen
eral policy. The house, fresh from the
people, was not to be permitted to legis
late fort lie people, but must be over
borne by tbe senate, which is not only
not elected by the people, but is in no
wise in direct and constant touch with
And now, what waa done in pursuance
of this threat above quoted ? The first
step was to be the admission of five ter
ritories as stfctea to the union which
would elect—Dakota being divided for
this purpose—l 2 new senators. Several
of these had not sufficient population to
entitle them to a representative in con
gress, and in many ways scarcely
in a condition to be benefited
by statehood; and yet tliore
were taken into the union and given an
eqnal senatorial representation with
out delay or question five territories ad
mittedly Republican, while another
larger in population than any but two
of these waa rudely discredited nnd de
nied a fair hearing for admission be
cause it was feared it might turn out to
be Democratic in complexion ! It was
the full intention and expectation to
'•ontrol these new acquisitions and one
ormoieof the small, and thus easily
manipulated states, like Delaware, for
instance, and make tbem into a solid
body of eighteen senatorial voteß, and
these would insure the party against en
tire loss of political power.
It could not prevent the people from
LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 5, 1892.
voting a loss of confidence, nor the
house from proposing legislation on
their behalf. But it could defeat ap
pointments, it could harass a Demo
cratic president, and it could generally
obstruct and deprive popular govern
ment of its main function —only this
and nothing more. And it was to th'tß
unworthy, unmanly and indefensible
political warfare that the efforts of the
Republican party has been committed
all these last years, a simple and unde
niable attempt to defeat aud dishonor
popular government. Ordinarily, too,
this scheme would have accomplished,
[te purpose for years. Nothing in the
common order could have destroyed or
seriously disturbed this dream of cou
tinuid power. But the recent election
exceeded common calculations in its
breadth of sweep. It settled many old
scores that were not put in
issue by party pleadings. Not
only had it got into the popular
mind and heart that the Republican
party waa giving to the money power
and to vast aggregations of especial
business interests too much attention
and too many favorp, and forgetting the
common people, but it seems at last to
have b.'eu made ciear that it was prosti
tuting popular government to mere
party ends. This was, after al), its
crowning offence, a crime which no
party can commit and live. It may, in
part, regain power in the future, but it
can never again claim to speak for the
common people, who nlone can make a
party stiong, or indeed make enduring
popular government possible.
CONDUCT WHICH CALLS FOR REBUKE.
During the incumbency of Freeman
G. Teed as city clerk there has been but
little complaint except during the past
year. His neglect to issue proper li
censes to the circus lost the city in one
day $500. Whatever blame attaches by
reason of the fact that the contract to
print the city ballots was let to an office
which printed its card at the bottom
thereof is also due to him or his depu
ties. Such irregularity may invalidate
the election and be ground for contest.
Sir. I.uckenbach was, deputy when both
of these serious blunders were commit
ted. He and Teed should be defeated at
the polls for the offices respectively of
clerk and councilman, not alone because
they favor cheap labor, but also because
they are small enough in one instance to
throw the blame on Tax Collector Thomp
son, and in the second on Mr. lanes, who
had no connection whatever with it.
Tina argues the incompetency of both
Mr. Teed and Mr. Luckenbacti. By
voting for Dan Neuhardt for tbe council
Teed wiil receive a well deserved rebuke.
Autonio Orfila, the Democratic nominee
for clerk, will see to it that proper li
censes are issued aud placed in the
hands of the tax collector. He is no
friend to scab labor and is too good a
lawyer to allow the Daily Journal to
print its card nt the bottom of the
ticket. He will bring to the office not
only fino clerical ability, but the judg
ment and experience acquired by years
of profeseional service.
I The Times affects great concern on ac
' count of Mr. Dockweiler's inexperience
|as an engineer. That gentleman has
1 won golden opinions during his incum
i bency of the city engineer's office. His
: efficiency has been certified to by all the
members of the council irrespective of
! party. His plana have been approved
jby such well-known engineers as P. J.
Flynn, Fred Eaton and August Mayer.
\ However inexperienced Mr. Dockweiler
| may be, his opponent is much more in
j experienced in all that relates to city
| work. But the charge is ridiculous.
! The people have confidence in the city
: engineer. His first term of service de
| serves the endorsement of reelection.
Let no Democrat today fail to vote for
good government and the Democratic
ticket. There has been a full and fair
discussion of all the issues and the can
didates. If Democrats do their duty to
day they will turn the bureaucrats out
of the city hall. No one should be rec
ognized as a Democrat who tries to dis
suade any man from voting the Demo
cratic ticket from mayor down. He
may be a Republican or a mugwump,
but he ia not deserving of the name of
Election officers ought to be prompt
with their returns. They should be all
in by 10 o'clock at tbe latest.
A Strong Endorsement.
Los Angeles, Cal., Doc. 2,1892.
I In view oi the fact that the attention
iof tiie public has been called to alleg-d
: defects in City Engineer Dockweiler's
outfall sewer plans, we, the undersigned
' members of tho ci'y council of Lob An
j geles, desire to state that said plans
i have been approved by the following
| well-known and able engineers, viz.:
,J. P, Flynn, Fred Eaton and August
Mayer, and have been adopted by this
I In our experience with him during
1 our term of office we have found him
. painstaking, capable and honest in all
I matters pertaining to his duties.
(Signed) F. M. Xickei.l,
Wm. H. Bonsall,
W. 11. Rhodes,
0. H. Alfobd,
1). M McGakey,
Card from tJhurloa IV. I' iliu
j Editors Herald • In justice to Mr.
j Inuea I wish to cay that I am not ac
quainted with Mr. Innes, nor had we
ever tiad a word of conversation with
each other before the ballots for tbe
muuicipfd election on Monday next
were completed. All arrangements were
made with City Clerk Teed.
Charles W. Palm,
Manager Daily Journal.
j Dr. E. H. Le Due has opened an ofTin?
; for the treatment of the liquor and mor
! phine habits at 328)o Sonth Sprits:
Btreet, rooms 2 and 4. Office hour?, 8
to 12 c.. m. and from 0 to Bp. m. Con
!SlO Monthly, No Interest.
Obtain a prospectus for Adams streer Home
.stead lots. Carriages to the tract at 10 and 2
o'clock. Southern California Land Company,
•230 North Main street,
YARNELL ON POLITICS.
He States Ills Position lv Very Plain
The following communication from
Mr. Yarne*!! explains itself:
Kditors Herald: The Times of thia
morning takes exception to my com
munication in the Hkralij cf Friday.
It says it is a significant fact that I pub
lished my views in a Democratic paper.
So it is. When the Times made the un
truthful statemtnt that tho Prohibition
vote at the lust election had declined,
and was asked to tell the truth, it de
clined, preferring rather to deceive its
readers than to do justice to r party few
What tbe Times says of me and my
personal views is not a matter of im
portance to me or tbe public. What it
says in commendation of its pet lambs
of the non-partisan Republican, tem
perance, Law and Order league is worth
considering in connection with the facts.
Here is its own lauguagi;:
"It is one of the very best commenda
tions for Mr. Tufts that he is not a
crank, and that tbe cranks do not come
to his support. It is for tho best inter
ests of this city that the liquor traffic
should he obliged to pay a high license
and submit to the closest regulation to
insure good order. This is feasible it
is within our reach—we have it now,
and we want to maintain it."
Now, what is the present status, that
the Times and its pious pets, or Repub
lican temperance dupes, are so anxious
to maintain 7 It is legal liquor selling
six days in the week r.ud illegal selling
Sundays; it is gambling in defiance of
law; it is prostitution, so open, brazen
and impudent that every respectable
citizen is disgusted with it.
Who are tliese people that the Timeß
commends as supporters of Mr, Tufts,
as practical reformers and not cranks,
because they are striving to maintain
the present status and keep the Repub
lican party iv power? They are church
members," a goodiy proportion of tbem
ministers. They are all professed
friends of temperance and enemies of
the licensed liquor traffic. In fact their
churches say officially that "license is a
Bin." The preachers preach against it,
and they all pray without ceasing, ex
cept on election day, that the wicked
traffic may be abolieiied. These practi
cal temperance men not only fall down
and worship the Republican license
golden calf themselves, hut they coolly
propose that the Prohibition candidates
shall withdraw, and Prohibitionists lay
aside their principles and vote for
These Christian men and ministers
teach that we should alvvavs do right,
and that it we do, Uod will so order that
all shall turn out for the best. That is
their simple Christian faith, until it
comes to politics, and then they seem
rather incliued to truet the Republican
party and its sinful license policy. For
years they have told us that to "license
is sin" and to prohibit is right. Now,
will they tell us when it is going to be
time to do right?
A good many years ego I made up my
mind to vote the Prohibition ticket. A
good, pious, temperance Republican
friend, seeing the danger of such a move,
talk- d to me after the following fash'on :
".Now, Jesse, I wouldn't do that. Ytu
know lam a temperance man. I know
the falcons are a great evil and ought to
be abolished, but this is not the time to
do it. Stay with the Republican party
this time; for, if the Democrats get in
slavery will be re established, the rebel
debt will be paid, the fruits of the war
will be lost, and the country ruined.
Prohibition is right, but it is not time
for it yet" —and much more in the same
At each recurring election since then
I have voted the Prohibition ticket, and
each time I have been warned, always
by good Republican temperance men,
who were in favor of prohibition, that it
was not time yet; that there was danger
of the Democrats getting in and ruining
the country, state or city.
The idea, conveyed if not expressed,
was that Democrats were not property
holders, taxpayers and citizens like
other people, but public enemies.
Smooth Republican politicians, profess
ing to be friends of temperance, told the
story in a plausible way, and for years
were able to deceive Prohibitionists and
keep them in the Republican ranks, but
in time it lost its force, coming from
that source, and bad to be
presented under new auspices. So it
has bobbed up serenely, in some guise
or other, at almost every election, but
always the same idea —"Don't vote the
Prohibition ticket, or you will let the
Democrats get in and ruin the country."
In tbe present canvass for the
selection of city officers the old
trick is being worked by the
Gospel Temperance union, whatever
that may be, seconded by the Law and
Order league, and endorsed by the
Timeß. The Democrats, as ueual, are
the bogie men, and the Republicans the
saints, who are to save our city from
destruction. Any Prohibitionist who is
deceived by this old trick needs bak
ing over ; he is too soft.
These good people make a point
against Mr. Rowan that he is a patron
of the saloons, shutting their eyee to the
fact that Mr. Tufts is the same.
An informal receiption will be given
Mr. James Whitcomb Riley by his
brother and others this (Monday) after
noon, December sth, from 1 to 3 o'clock,
(diarp. It will occur at the St. Angelo
hotel, corner Grand avenue and Temple
street, and all Hoosier and California
friends and admirers will be cordially
Mrs. T. K. Wilson and Miss Carrie
Wilson returned yesterday from San
Francisco, after an absence of a month.
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