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BMTBDAI, JANUARY 7, 1893.
It is freely said by some of the corre
spoudants that Col. Dan Burns may se
cure the complimentary vote for sena
tor, which is fit and proper. There is
scarcely a better representative of his
party in the state than he.
Tins astonishing piece of intelligence
comes Iroin abroad.
Qolitti, ex prime minister of Italy,
can bend a poxer double with one hand.
Well, if some man can bend a poker
double with one hand it is just an even
thing, for poker also has bent many a
man double with one hand.
It is very cheeiing to learn from a
Washington dispatch that the Republi
can senators who have taken the job to
keep that body Republican "are far
from dismayed." We Ehould say it
would be strange if they were. For
nearly twenty veare the Republicans
have had their great successes in getting
men iuto office who were not elected by
San Louis Obispo is looking up, as we
judge from the following able editorial
in the local journal:
We leurn that H. J. Dutton would
trade a new top buggy, with pole, for
fresh milch cows.
But meanlims let us lemind our con
temporary lhat France is in the throeß
of revolutiou because its newspapers
have been too free with notices in the
Don't rush to the alleged new gold
fieldß, for already conies the tidings that
moct of the treasure-aeekera are likely<
to be- soon in a sorry pligbt. They who
furnish supplies and transportation
seem to be the only ones who will get
any substantial beuefit out of the scur
rying—and 'twas ever thus. San Juan
offers scarcely better promise to miners
thia winter than Sacramento. Young
men who have any ambition or hope for
a permanent place in the world had bet
ter keep out of both places.
Thk governor did an excellent thing
in pointing out how excessive has been
the punishment of young offenders in
somu of the courts of the state. "Firßt
termera" have often been sentenced to
the penitentiary for five and ten years.
Ia this county, not long ago, three boys
who were found guilty of rummaging
through a house in daylight, and, as
they declared, to try and get food to
keep them from starving, aud againat
whom no other offense be men
tioned, were sent to prison for five or
six years—we don't recall which —which
meant a moral death. Some day this
subject eujjgesttd by the governor will
be Mutably canvassed and there will be
a reckoning iv the interest of common
justice and a higher conception cf what
penal laws may possibly accomplish.
It is a etart'.ii a fact that there are 123
building and other like associations in
this stare that are allowed to go on with
out the slightest restrictions or even su
pervision. The bank examiner has no
time to look after them, and so, year after
year, the public is wholly unadvised as
to their worthiness. The history oi thiß
kii:d of organization in the eaatern
states lhete last two years ?a full of
waraiuus. The legislature should not
fail to remedy this dangerous state cf
things this very session. It will be al
most criminal netrlert of the public's in
terest not to do so. It is unlikely that
any other tt«*e of the union has ever let
these and k'wdied institutions go on and
do business without the smallest at
tempt at oversight.
It was general'.y stated yesterdsy that
one or both of the supposed Democrats
who were selected by the council
as members of the police commis
sion, would vote for the retention io
office of Chief of l'olice GlasH, If this
is true, it is right to state that the game
ie an on'rjgpous niece of trickery on the
part of some manipulators, find deserves
the ruo-u unmeasured censure. The
elt-ciion of Mr Riwaii showed beyond
a qureticn Umfthe people wanted a
complete chnr.ge'. The transfer of some
thing like32sU votes from the Republican
to the De'BWfiratic side, as indicated at
the election referred to, evidenced this
fjct. In Other words, Mayor Hazard's
Republican plurality of 2500 votes two
years ago was changed to 735 for Mayor
Rjwan, and jttet w hat the people meant
by this change is « questionable. The
mayor, Cor »w»pla» is supposed
to bold t.,« balance of power
in thrt ('nice commission, which
tbe charter provides shall be made
op of two Democrats and two Republi
cans. To put in mm who are Democrats
in name and Rapublicans in deed,
simply reduces the mayor to tbejrole of
an automaton. The selection of bogus
Democrats is not only in this cats an
LOS ANGELES HERALD : SATURDAY MO NING, JANUARY 7, 1893.
overriding of tbe popnlar will, but is an
insult to tbe mayor. He has by this
action been entirely deprived of a power
directly conferred on him by the charter,
and the Democratic party is made res
ponsible for the acts of commissioner*
whose claim of belonging to that party,
it is asserted, will be contradicted point
blank by their first official act.
The whole affair is a piece of political
knavery which must be offensive to fair
minded man of both parties, and while
apparently successful, will be sure to
bring political contumely on each par
ticipant in its execution.
THAT RUSH FOR OFFICE.
Tbe prediction oi our Republican
friends that the Democrats here and
throughout the country would, immedi
ately after their great victory, run over
each other in their mad scramble for
office, is far from fulfillment. Never
has the country seen so quiet and or
derly a Btate of things in the matter of
office-seeking as it has seen on this oc
casion. From the making of cabinets
down to the small federal offices there
ha: been less pushing and less guessing
and gossiping than we can remember
ever to have witnessed before.
In thiß community the most that one
has heard has come from the other side
and not from tbe Democrats. There not
only has been no scrimmaging, hut
there has been no undue baste or the
Emalleet exhibitions of greed or of bad
taste. That there will be men for
places, and plenty of them, when the
time comes is not to be doubted; but that
there will be any unreasonable Bcram
ble iB not believ. d. When the president
should have qualified and taken office
claims for place can and will be pre
sented, but there is no evidence that
even much home canvassing for
"strength" will be attempted before
hand. How much of this quiet and this
abstention from personally soliciting
help for future use may be due to tbe
wholesome hints proposed by Mr. Cleve
land when he went a fishing may
never be known, perhaps, but it is easy
to believe that those hints were not
And what is true of this region is true
so far as iB possible to judge of the whole
country. The people have bad a sam
ple of Mr. Cleveland's ways, and they
know that he will investigate and not be
overborne by importunity. Indetd, he
will be much better advieed as to all this
matter of selecting men for the impor
tant places nnder the government than
ever before, and he will not be hurried
into making mistakes. Nobody under
stands this better than the average of
fice-seeker himself, and he iB wise in bis
ways, while the people rejoice to feel
that the great victory, won in their
name and behalf, meant more than the
ehifting of political power has ever
meant before. It meant a reform in po
litical morals and in political manners.
The current number of The Century
containe au elaborate editorial upon the
condition of the Yosemile valley tha
will necessarily attract general attention
and provoke a good deal of discussion
The editor explicitly disclaims any pos
sible personal feeling or prejudice o
any sort against California or any per
son connected with the management o
our great national park. But be does
urge that the ceding of this tract to the
state of California in 1864 has not turned
out to be satisfactory and that it should
be again placed under the control of the
The article iB conceived and presented
in a fair spirit and the conclusions of
the writer are not unreasonable if the
facts are what he claims. There are no
charges of jobber}' or corruption in the
present management, nor is it held that
the letter of the stipulations entered into
by tbiß Btate has been violated. But it
is urged that the policy of the manage
ment ia cot up to tbe requirements,
and that the details of the
work dona show unfitness of tbe
persons employed and a lack of con
tinued and intelligent supervision. Some
details of the management are set out
and several letters in tbe nature of criti
eienia and complaints are also given-- 1
two or more from citizens, of this state.
It is plain that the article will be
taken up by the preea of tbe state and
discussed in a'l its bearinga, and we
hope it will be treated as fairly as its
own tone sets example. It will not do
to regard it as a "jibe" or any sort of
mere fling or screed; and it will be a
mistake if anybody does so treat it. It
is an open and apparently honest plea
in favor of the etate'B re-ceding the val
ley to the government, through the
legislature, aud then having the govern
ment manage it in a way to greatly im
prove it by providing perpetual care
under the most intelligent supervision
attainable. It may be that few Oalifor
nians will at first see it as this magazine
writer sees it, but we fail to discover
how anything but good can come o! the
discussion of the question if followed
out on tbe lines indicated.
PLAIN TALK TO CANADA.
In all the reviews of tbe old year's
affairs that have been written scarcely
one has left out some mention of our
curious relations with Canada, in the
matter nf interchange of products and
tbe transhipment privileges pertain
ing thereto. Tbe attitude of the Cana
dian Pacific railway, also, has stirred
np not a little feeling amongst mer
chants and freighters this Eide the line,
and opened again the old question of
what the future has in store for uh.
Perhaps the most outspoken demand
for recognition of the troublesome facts
that any leading American newepap. r
has made is a brief editorial discussion
in the last issue of the New York Sun,
"It must by this ti me be clear to ihe
Canadian Liberals that they cannot
hope to get something for nothing,
either from President Harrison or from
President Cleveland; and that the
attempt to gain the commercial advan
tages without accepting the polit
ical responsibilities *f union with
this country might as well be
abandoned. The people of the
United States will never grant to the
Canadians a market made up of 65,000,
--000 consumers in exchange for a market
composed of 5,000,000, until the Cana
dians are ready to become America!!
citizens. The fact that tbe privilege of
transporting goods in bond, temporarily
granted to the Canadian Pacific, has
arrayed upon the side of that alien cor
poration renegade Americans in Duluth
and Minneapolis, is a decisive argument
against permitting American capital to
flow into the Dominion under a regime
of unrestricted reciprocity. We are will
ing to give Canadians all the rights and
privileges tnat we ourselves enjoy. Let
them come to us and we will welcome
them. But we will give them nothing
while they refuse to us even so much
recognition of the benefits they ask for as
is involved in the request for admission
on equal terms to the American union.''
This is a bold proposal to our cousin
for a closer walk with us, even to the
full share in our destiny for better or
worse. While it may do for a newspa
per to be thus bold, we do not at all feel
sure that the government or the mass of
the people, either openly or secretly, is
anxious to hurry matters with our
neighbor. Real reciprocity, in the in
terest of both and in good fath to be ob
served, would answer all our needs and
all our hopes, and we could then afford
to wait till there should be laid a better
foundation for an enduring union than
any prudent observer can see now. We
can't afford to have Canada be our en
emy, nor is the time yet come when she
will marry. What better way than to
get along the beet we can with our trade
regulations, and let her, meanwhile, be
a sister to us?
By the way, doss it not occur to the
most of us that there is in this constant
irritation along the border an object
lesson On the tariff? We have long
found it pleasant and profitable to ex
change visits and labor, and to
these there are no lines. Why might
be not found a freer exchange of tbe
products of labor equally advantageous?
Miss Abigail Dodoe, known to the
people of this planet (and probab'y
other spheres) as Gail Hamilton, a ma
ture single woman, having caromed on
every poor creature's bead in this coun
try which has ever been lifted up in
questioning her ways, has at last at
tacked Mr. Gladstone in a fierce long
range fire of expletives. Miss Dodge
has the vim of a school boy, the vocabu
lary of a volcano and the cheek of a
snowplow. She always keeps to the
main line of general faultfinding and
assault, and never allows herself to be
hampered by any individual duties or
affections. Love Bhe has scorned lest it
might distract her attention from tbe
whole race as her lawful prey. Wash
ington was childless that a nation might
call him father, and Gail is husbandless
that she may snatch mankind bald
Grand Opbra House.—The Old
Homestead closed its most successful
engagement last evenibg at tbe opera
The sale of seats for Mrs. Beeant's
lectures opens this morning at 9 o'clock
at the Los Angeles theater. In view of
tbe widespread interest in these
lectures and tbe large number of mail
orders, those desiring seats will do well
to be on hand. A telegram received in
this city late last evening, from San
Francisco, reports the greatest enthusi
asm and tremendous houses there.
On Monday evening, January 9th,
Prof. A. J. Stamm will conduct his first
Philharmonic concert of this season.
The performers number 40 of the beßt
professional musicians in Los Angeles.
The Grand opera house will be crowded
to the doors, which will prove again, as
it has been proven in tbe past, that Los
Angeles contains a music-loving public
PROF. LE CONTE'S LECTURES.
Glaciers la Motion—Experiments In the
Texture of Ice.
The venerable Professor Le Conte
was at his post last night when the
finger pointed to 8 on the dial of the
Unity church clock. His audience was
somewhat mature in age and appeared
to be fonder of scientific research than
the more yonthful portion of our popu
lation. The professor gave exemplifica
tions of the westward motion of the
Alaskan glaciers and the eastward move
ment of those on the summits o! the
It was a great mistake to suppose, he
said, by way of digression, that we could
not be made ductile or flexible. He
then went on to give some experiments
made with ice by John Tyndall and
Micbaol Faraday, both of whom de
served credit for their ingenuity in those
experiments. Tyndall introduced cer
tain chemicals into water and then had
the water frozen into ice, from which be
hewed out a small bar about 3x2 inches
by 18 in length, which he succeeded in
curving into a perfect horseshoe. Fara
day made a mould for compressing ice
into a large double convex lens, from
which he derived such powerful com
bustive power that be gathered up tbe
rays of the eun and consumed every
combustible substance that could be
brought in contact with the lens, which
even ignited gunpowder while dripping
These three lectures jaet finished are
but as leaders up to the main subject,.
The Ice Age in California, which will be
delivered on the 11th. At the same
time all who hear that lecture will un
derßtand it the better for having beard
these preliminary discourses.
Mr. O. E. Wa*rons, proprietor of the
Santa Fe Springs hotel, was in the city
Resolutions on Gonld.
Boston, Jan. 6—At a meeting of the
board of directors of the Union Pacific
Railioad company, a resolution was
adopted in memory of Jay Gould, recit
ing his eminent cervices to the company
and extending heartfelt sympathy to bis
Pistol* and Ammunition
At tbe W. C. Furrey company, 169 to
166 North Spring street.
To the Mew Homestead Tract I
Kvery day at 10 and 11. The grand tally ho
trip on Wednesday at 1:30 p. m.; six four-horse
coaches. Leave your names for seats. Southern
California Land aempany, 23t North Main
COIL OF EVIDENCE TIGHTENING.
Engineer Jefferis Is in a Bad
The Blood of Miss Ayres Undoubt
edly ob Bis Hands.
His Career n* a Bigamist Coming
to Light—His Examination to
Be Held Today—The Cor
By the Associated Press.
Sacramento, Jan. 6.—The toils con
tinue to tighten about G. B. Jefferis, the
locomotive engineer arrested in Oak
laud a few days ago on suspicion of hav
ing murdered Mies E. O. Ayres, the
station agent at Brighton. It has been
learned that Jefferis' first wife secured
a divorce trcm him in San Francisco in
1894, because be tried to place her in a
house of ill-fame. He married his pres
ent wife in 1886, and then, without the
formality of a divorce, was wedded to
Miss Ayres, in San Francisco, last July.
Tbe Bee this evening publishes a story to
the effect that officers are now searching
for a Swede who is believed to have
either committed the crime for Jefferis
or assisted him in it. The Swede
worked on ranches in the neighborhood
of Brighton. Jefferis was acquainted
with him and it is supposed induced
him to do the deed for all or a portion
of several hundred dollars which it is
thought the woman kept in the build
ing. -Early on the morning of the mur
der the Swede wbb seen in this city,
spending money freely in a number of
saloons, but later in the day he disap
peared. It is now thought he is on a
ranch in Colusa county, where an offi
cer from Marysville will go.
Clergyman Ferguson who married
Jefferis and Miss Ayres, came up last
night as a witness at the inquest. He
was allowed to ccc the prisoner and
said that with the exception that the
man he married to Miss Ayres had a
beard, the prisoner filled the descrip
A man named Murden, a relative of
Starkey, was brought here from Banta
and corroborated the story told by
.Starkey that Jefferis had endeavored to
get them to go to Brighton two months
ago and kill the woman and rob the sta
It has been learned that Jefferis' real
wife was bere on the morning Miss
Ayres was burned to death and left for
Oakland about noon. It is said, how
ever, she arrived from Oregon the same
morning about 4 a. m.
The inquest was held tonight. There
were but a few witnesses examined,
much to the disappointment oi the
public, who supposed the matter would
be fully gone into. The jury found
that the deceased came to her death
from unknown causes.
Jefferis' examination is set for tomor
row morning. It is not known whether
cr not much testimony will be taken,
but he will no doubt be held for trial.
The latest theory is that he employed
the missing Swede to do the job.
Tbe testimony taken was restricted to
the identification of the remains as those
of Miss Ayres. The only other evidence
was that given by Miss Cox, a friend
and neighbor of the deceased, who tes
tified that the latter told her she was
tbe wife of Jefferis, and that tbey were
married last January.
Nearly All the City and County Officials
Indicted for Extravagance.
Brooklyn, N. V., Jan. 6.—The grand
jury indicted 30 members of the board
of supervisors for extravagant expendi
tures in connection with the recent
Columbian celebration. The jury also
recommended that the corporation
counsel sue all parties to whom money
was unlawfully paid and against Mayor
Boody, the comptroller, city axditor and
board of aldermen.
The moßt reliable reports current to
night included the following in tbe list
of indictments: The city auditor, An
ton Weber; county auditor, Frederick
Keller, and 22 supervisors, all of whom
voted to override Supervisor-at-large
Kinnel's vetoes of the Columbian
bills; some, and possibly all. of the
aldermen's committee on celebration,
including Aldermen McKee, McOrath,
Heaney, Wafer, Fitzgibbonß, Pickering
and Thomas, and several of the con
tractors, among them T. W. Price, tbe
committee clerk of the aldermen who
furnished the coaches; P. Ross aud H.
D. Southard, who built the grand stands
for tbe aldermen and supervisors, re
spectively ; Francis Weeks, who fur
nished the ushers, and Frederick
Aldridge, who decorated the county
buildings. Whether or not any other
men who received money from the city
or county are indicted could not be defi
nitely ascertained. About 35 indict
ments in all were presented.
Mayor Boody was seen tonight, but
refused to talk about the scandal. He
said he wanted first to see tbe contents
of tbe indictment against him.
Major Bandy's Better Job.
Chicago, Jan. 6. —It is reported this
evening that Maj. M. P. Handy will
probably resign hie $7500 position, ac
chief of the world's fair bureau of
publicity aud promotion, to accept a po
sition worth $10, COO a year, as editor of
the world's fair catalogue for the Con
The Typhns Scourge In Gotham.
New York, Jan. 6 —The third caf.e of
typhus was reported to the health board
today. August Hanch, 50 years Old,
died today at North Brothers, island,
from Typhus fever.
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