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No papers will be sent to subscribers by mail unless the lame have been paid for In advance. This rule Is Inflexible. Atbxs A Lynch. JOB PRINTING DEPA RTHENT—Owing to onr greatly inoreascd facilities wo are prepared so execute all kinds of job work In a superior manner. Special attention will bo given to commercial and logal printing, aud all ordors will hn "romnt.lv filled at moderate rate* RIONirAK. APRIL. 15. 18*9. The first gun—or rather the first guns —have been heard at Oklahoma. A party of Kiowa and Texas men have opened the ball very effectually, and nearly all of the fighters were killed or wounded before they quit. This is per haps the beginning of the end. One hundred thousand men scrambling fcr ten thousand claims are not going to settle the business without bloodshed. Why is it that in every new official crookedness tbat is uncovered in Wash ington Territory, Herbert Beecher ap pears as a prime factor? The United States Grand Jury that has just been investigating the opium-smuggling cases found eleven indictments against Beecher. He first appeared upon the scene cf official crookedness in connec tion with the admittance of Chinese into the Territory on fraudulent certificates. If Herbert is the victim cf persecution, he has become a very persistant and shining mark. It seems hardly probable that tbe six hundred souls who abandoned the steamer Denmark in mid-Atlantic are lost. News of their fate is awaited with intense interest at New York. The fair surmise would seem to be that they would not have abandoned their ship unless they had been taken off by a vessel in better condition than the one they left. It is probable the rescuing vessel was a sailer, and that would account for the delay in hearing from the missing people. When tli9 Denmark was discovered as a derelict the waa afloat right Rid* up. Tub iron and other materials of the Eagle Rock Valley road, which has been running for a short time, were ye-:t?rday taken up and transferred to Garvanza and Glendale. The people along the line of the Eagle Rock Valley road were very indignant when they saw their narrow gauge carted ctl before their eyes. Of course they knew there was some sharp practice in the matter, but believing that nothing could be done to (top it, because it was Sunday, they took no steps to enjoin the dismantlers. In this State injunctions and writs of pro hibition may be issued and served on legal holidays and non-judicial days, as will be seen by reference to Section 5, Article 6, of the Constitution. Ih the local columns of the Herald a citizen of Los Angeles makes a strong plea for good drives about this city. He is echoing a refrain upon which this journal has time and time again rung all tbe possible changes. There is posi tively nothing which would, after a big first-class hotel, so add to our attractions as several good boulevards, and nctable amongst these would be one to Santa Monica and another to Pasadena. A new influence has been introduced into the develcpment of Los Angeles county in the persons of Captains Ainaworth and Thompson, and their identification with Ingle wood and Redondo Beach. The Herat, d has it upon the best au thority that a boulevard is on the tapis for this new seaside resort. We ought long ago to have had half a dozen of them radiating to the different seaside and interior resorts, but better late than never. ■Ton Toole, the young and handsome Democratic ex-delegate from Montana Territory, has been in San Francisco lately ami bas t*een interviewed concern ing matters and things in that Territory, which ia so soon to become a State. He speaks glowingly of the mineral and agri cultural wealth which has been devel oped there, and says that everybody who stuck to the territory, and did not lose his grip, has got rich. Of Russell Harri son, whose Crosby libel suit has largely advertised him, he tells some things tbat differ from the narratives which have been fashionable in the Eastern press since Papa Harrison has become Presi dent. According to Toole, Russell Harri son was the keeper of a small stationery store in Helena, and the editor of a week ly stock journal which, since his father be came President, has been converted into a daily. There ii something suggestive of the ways cf American life in the great-grandson of one President and the son of another getting into the usual humdrum of making a living, in the or dinary work-a-day world. Montana will, in all prohablity, turn up as a Democratic 8 ate, with Toole, as like as not, one of hyr Senators, at no distant day; and with Rhode Island made Democratic by the repeal of the property qualification for voters, the Democratic party will show np more evenly balanced against its op ponents in the electoral vote than was supposed, leaving New York, in all prob ability, ia the old commanding position of determining the result. THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 15. 1889. Tue ('Btaatrophe at Apln. The very complete and interesting re port published by the Herald yeeterday of the disastrous events at Apia, enabled our readers to clearly realize the tremen dous power for destruction of a South Pacific ocean hurricane. The great ships were liftad like straws and smashed into splinters upon the reefs. The wonder is not that any of our vesnels failed to make thoir way out of the harbor against the tremendous hurricane, but that they lived at all in the small pirt in which they were hurtled against each other during the driftiugs of that terrible right. Whilst the death list was fearfully great, yet when one reads the detailed account of that fright ful storm the amazement is that anybody escaped. It ia probable that there will be a Court of Inquiry held at Washington in referonce to the disaster, and that among the serious questions that will come up before it will be, why the vessels were kept in a dan gerous, reef-bound harbor when the barometer had been falling for several days and giving indubitable signs of the coming hurricane? It will be seen by a dispatch to-day that Admiral Kimberly ascribes the loss of the Tren ton indirectly to the mal-placement of the hawser pipes, which let in the water, flooded the berth deck and put the fires . out in the engine room. This defect in the construction had been frequently re ported to the government officials, but i nothing was done. It seems that there was no lack of coal in the steamers, but i that the engines of our vessels were not strong enough to successfully steam out i of the harbor as the Calliope did. The Associated l'resshasaccomplished a very notable piece of news enterprise in giving us so detailed, complete and satisfactory reports from the scene of the great disaster in advance of all other agencies. Almost two months ago,when Samoan affairs were looming into im portance, the Associated Press agent in San Francisco, Mr. Charles S. Diehl, had tbe foresight to send a special reporter to Apia. John P. Dun ning, a very bright young journalist, was selected for the responsible mission, and the Herald's telegraph columns bear testimony to the very efficient manner In which he has filled it. The Omaha Herald has undertaken to itive the motives which governed Presi dent Harrison in the formation of hi 3 cabinet. According to this vivacious Democratic journal, James G.Blaine was app iiated Secretary of State because the President couldn't help it. This is as tru9as a trivet, with the addition, prob ably, of a little gratitude, as Blame both nominated and elected him. Wana maker was appointed for value received— meaning the famous $400,000 corruption fund. The appointment of Walker Blame was nepotism, pure and simple. William Wmdom was appointed Secre tary of the Treasury and Whitelaw Reid Minister to France because Blame de sired their appointment. Our Omaha contemporary would doubtless have as signed the seme reason for Patrick Kgan'a appointment as Minister to Chile if its article had been written at a later date. S. F. Clarkson was appointed for his offensive partisanship. Redfield Proctor, Jeremiah Rusk and J. W. Noble were assigned to the Cabinet for what reasons the Omaha paper dismisses un der the category, "Godonly knows.'' W. H. H. Miller and John C. New were ap pointed for friendship's sake, while Fred erick Grant got the Austrian Mission on his father's reputation. The Herald would probably have given the same reason for the selection of Robert Lincoln as Minister to the Court of St James. These are the genial rather than cen sorious comments on Harrison's exercise of the appointing power as far as he has gone by a Western newspaper. The York World t on the other hand, has dis covered that the Dudleys and Dorseys, the Ke-renses and Elkinses, have supreme influence with the new administration, showing that the Star Route manipu lators were scotched, not killed, by the storm of indignation which convulsed the country some years ago. Were it not for the presence of Blame in the cabinet this would probably be a happy go-lucky administration, without much promise for good or evil. But Blame is at the head of things, has shaped them thus far and is determined to shape them to the end. He will control the whole scope of Harrison's policy, and he will do it ao adroitly that the President will not know that he is playing second fiddle in an orchestra led by a most powerful maestro. The only thing clearly discern able about the new Republican regime io the fact that its policy, appointments and general trend bear tho unmistakable ear marks of the Plumed Knight. No one can forecast where he will lead it, and yet it is certain that from the moment he ceases to control the President he would disdain to be a member of his cabinet. Probably Andrew Carnegie and William Walter Phelps, Blame's familiars, could tell more of the future policy of the ad ministration than any two living men. Hon. Jeremiah Lynch, a Democrat and ex-State Senator, has published a pamphlet upon Buckley and bossism. He charges that Buckley's avarice ia in satiable, and that he has got immensely rich in a few years by controlling the poli tics of San Francisco. He declares that he dictates who shall fill the offices and re ceives a portion of the salaries of a very large percentage of the officials of that city. If Mr. Lynch's charges are true, it is high time that Buckley's reign should be brought to an end. The Examiner publishes Lynch's pamphlet and admits the truth of his charges in tha main, but apolo gizes for the existence of Buckley and the success of his methods on the ground that the depraved conditions existing in that city produce and render possible Buckley in one party and Higgins in the other. That paper seems to be satisfied with the declaration that "a community that in plundered, degraded and put to shame by a political freebooter deserves jat tbat fate, for it brings it on itself." Thk Republican press has of late largely devoted itself to a steady vilifica tion of Governor Hill. As long as Samuel J*. Tilden was alive, the controllers of these puissant sheets bad nothing to say about anybody but the sage of Gramercy Park. They devoted all thoir efforts to showing him up as a felon and a close approach to a horse-thief. They did this because they knew that he was an ex ceptionally reopectable man, and that it would be utterly impossible to beat him before tho psople. They are pursuing now precisely tho same tactics with re gard to 'he present great Governor of New York. Of one thing any man in doubt about the matter may be assured, and that is that political journals rarely waste their powder on dead ducks. If Governor Hill had been the Democratic nominee last year, he would have carried New York, Indiana, and in all probability California, Illinois and Ohio. Every effoitof the Republi can press from now till 1892 will be de voted to persuading the Democratic party that it would be a fatal mistake to nominate David Bennett Hill for Presi dent. We are inclined to think that these well-meant efforts will be in vain. The sentiment in his favor bids fair to be a cyclone by the time the next Demo cratic National Convention is held. A few weeks ago, San Francisco was startled from her equilibrium by the an nouncement of the arrest of a Police Sergeant named Gano and others for ac cepting bribes from Chinese gamblers to let their games go on. The ac counts were very circumstantial and warranted the belief that the Police Sergeant would be convicted. The trial has taken place, the facts have been very satisfactorily testified to, and the guilt of the accused made as plain as guilt is ever proven in bribery cases. The jury, however, hung, and the chances of con viction are reduced to the minimum. Curi ously enough it was not the usual eleven stubborn jurors for conviction against one for acquit'al. It stood nine to three. A three-fourths verdict of condemnation is enough to satisfy the public of the guilt of this precious guardian of the peace, although insufficient to send him to San Quentin. AMUSEMENTS. The a 01 Angeli-a Theater. Madame Janauschek and a full com pany held the boards at the Los Angelea Theater last night. As a matter of fact the audience was not over numerous, ucr was the enthusiasm Euch as would have greeted Charlotte Cushman's rendition of this famous role ("Meg Meirilees") It is a matter of question ft? to whether Madame .Tamcschek ii at her best in this splendid crea tion of Scott's. The obligations imposed upon a woman speaking German as her native tongue, when transplanted to the Scotch heather, are perhaps too great to admit of fine, not to say super fine, histrionic results. In Mary Stua>t the star will have a finer field for the dis play of her genius; and we may add that we hope it will afford a better field for tbe capabilities of the company. .Van/ Sttiart t>night. A WILD HORSE. His Trip About tne City Yeeterday Afternoon. About 12:30 o'clock yesterday a horse attached to a sulky broke loose from bis fastening in front of St. Vincent's Church, at the corner of Grand avenue and Washington street. Before anyone could stop him he dashed along Wash ington street into Main, on which he ran until he reached First street. He ran at fall speed along First street to Spring, when he turned again and ran to First, where ho started to climb the hill at an unchecked sp°ed. John Collins, who saw him going full tilt toward a carriage containing some ladies and children, jumped in front of him and was knocked down and injured about the hips and head. He was afterwards conveyed to the police station, where his wounds were dressed. His efforts did not st op the boree, which turned into New High street and ran down to Franklin street, from which ha turned into Spring street, and was finally stopped in front of a saloon on Main street above Temple by a telegraph pole. The sulky was entirely demolished, but the horse was unin jured. Dedication at Clearwater. An important event will occur at Clear water next Thursday evening, it baing the public dedication of the new and ele gant school building in that district, one of the largest and most complete school edifices in the county. The trustees, who will then make their report, have prepared a programme of rare excellence for the occasion, and the public is in vited to enjoy it. In connection with the several sinners and performers from Compton and Clearwater, the audience will be enteit lined by the following talent from tbe Illinois Association of this city: Miss Mamie Short, the popular elocutionist, and two of her pupils; Pearlie Gleason and Dora Dunham; Prof. C. S. De Lano, the guitarist; Mrs. May V. and Miss K. Mabel Astburv, guitar and banjo players, and Mrs. Sarah Dun ham, one of tbe city's sweetest singers. Everybody is invited to inspect the r.uilding and attend the entertainment. A Poultry Show. The Los Angeles County Poultry Asso ciation, which was recently organized in this city, has decided to hold a show and incubator contest next June. The asso ciation now has about sixty members, and desires all persons interested in poultry to anply for membership. The following officers were elected for the en suing year: President, James T. P.rown, Los Angeles; Vice-Presidents, C. B. Kelley, T. R. Warren, W. Nelson. Loa Angeles; E. L. French, Verdugo; H. C. Wilson, Los Angeles; E. C. Clapp, Pasadena; A. Stout, L- s Angeles; W. H. H. Jones, Pasadena; C. Maholm, Los Angeles; C. A. Loud, Po mona; Secretary, John D. Mercer, Los Angeles; Treasurer, Charles W. Coliins, I. Os Angeles. Executive Committee iO. P. Petterson. S. Schwab. Los Angeles; A. Mercer, Verdugo; Joseph J. Brady, F. J. Bentler, B. H. Shaw, W. A. Burr, C. J. Barhite, Los Angeles. Iroquois Club, wigwam No. 17 N. Main street. Regular meetings first and third Tuesdays in the month. Four Cents Per Day Secures a policy of $5,000 and $25 per week indemnity in the Capital Accident Company Herbert C. Parks State Manager, Loi Angelas. 1 THE SAMOAN WRECK. cidmiral Kimberly's Version of the Events. THE SURVIVORS AT APIA. Metaafa's Hospitable Treatment of Them—Burial of the Bodies of tlie Browned. ; "ssoclated Press Dispatcnes to the Hebald. I Apia, Samoa, March :!o.—After the storm hail subsided and the officers and crews of the wrecked vessels had come ashore, the evidence of the awful de struction was od every hand. The Gar man survivors remained in that part of the town where the property of the Ger man Trading Company is located, but the Americans were to be seen every where. The officers had lost their uni forms, and were dressed as common sailors. Admiral Kimberly was the last to leave the Trenton. He went at once to some rooms which had bean provided for him in the house of an American res ident. THE ADMIRAL'S STORY. Tho Associated Press correspondent found the Admiral, a few hours later, sitting aloDe on the porch cf a smr.il house facing the harbor. There was an expression of great anxiety on his face as he sat watching t je wrecks of the Ameri can men-of-war. "Is it not awful?" he remarked, as the eorres.pondeut took a seat by his side. "In all my experience on sea, I have never seen a storm to equal this one. I can hardly realize yet tho full extent of the damage done. My chief anxiety now is to got these eight or nine hundred sailors back to America. It would be of no use for them to remain here, and I must get them home as quickly as possible. They mutt get back coon in some way." The Admiral was asked in regard to his own experience during the storm, but had little to say of a personal nature. He continued: "The fires of the Trenton went out at ten o'clock in the morning, and our rudder and propeller were car ried away at the same time. No one can realize the force with which tho rudder was struck. I suppose a piece of wreck age fouled it. The Pilot-wheel whirled around with terrible velocity. Every spoke in it was broaen and one of the man at the wheel had his leg broken. Great volumes of water poured in upon the berth deck through the h&wser pipes. The fire room was soon flooded and the fires put out. A FATAL FAULT IN CONSTRUCTION. The hawse-pipes 9hould never have been placed wuore they were. It was a mccc of faulty construction which the Government officials had been asked lo remedy several times. If they had been located on the deck above, the water would nothave come in. I consider toil as, indirectly, the cause of ths less of the Trenton. After our steam gave out we used a storm sail and sent men into the rigging and used them ao sails. Tne ship was handled skillfully." "It would have been impossible for us lo steam out of the harbor as the Calli ope did, as our engines were not power ful enough. We had on every pound of steam that we could carry, and with three anchors out wo were not able to hold up against the storm. We fought against it as long as we could do so, but were finally driven back upon the shore." The Admiral spoke feelingly of the death of Captain Schoonmaker and the other officers and men who perished. carlin'b close call. Lieutenant Carlin, of the Vandalia, probably had the most narrow escape of any man on the ship. The cabin was flooded from floor to ceiling, and Carlin fell from the deck above through the skylight, down into the cabin. He grasped a small rope as he fell, and with a great effort, succeeded in drawing him self up on deck. In speaking of his ad venture, Carlin said: "My escape was miraculous, and I hardly know how I got out. I was Btauding on the poop deck, when a great wave knocked me through the cabin skylight. I felt my self going, threw out my hands and caught a small rope. I went down into the water and was completely sub merged. I held on to that rope with one hand with all the strength I had left, and it was that alone that saved me. If the rope had broken, or my grasp upon it relaxed, I would have been swept against the side of the cabin, far out cf reach of the skylight. The water in the cabin was Bwaying from one side to the other, and I would have been crushed to death or drowned if I had not drawn myself out when I did. I thought it was all up with me this time, but the vessel gave a lurch, and I came out again through the skylight and drew myself on deck. BRAVE BCHOON'MAKER'S DEATH. In speaking of the death of Captain Schoonmaker, Mr. Carlin said: "The Ca| tain stood upon the deck the whole morning, and it was pitiful to see him. He had injured himself severely the night before, and was so weak that he could hardly stand. After wo struck and the waves began to wash over us, I stood alongside of him and did all that I could to keep him on. He kept repeating to me that he could not stand it much longer and would have to go soon. 1 urged him to go into the rigging, out he insisted that he was not equal to the effort. He said that he cculd uot walk across the deck ratlines, so I undertook to show him how to go. I waited until a wave washed over the vessel, and then I rushed across the deck and climbed a few feet into the ringing. The Captain watched me intently all the time, hut there was a dubious expression on his face. I climbed down the rigging again and started across the deck to asaist°the Captain to walk over to the ratlines, but in tbe meantime another great tea had washed over the vessel, and when I reached the spot where the Cap'.ain had. been standing he was gone. The wave had knocked the machine gun against [ him and forced bim over in the water. AJter that I climbed to the mizzen my self and remained there until I escaped to tbe deck of the Trenton." AT WORK ON THB WRECKS. Working parties are kept busy all the time on the wrecks of the Trenton and Vandalia, and articles of every descrip tion have been brought ashore from the vessels and piled together in a large yard. Divers have been at work and many articles were saved in that way. The safes from both vessels, containing a large amount of money, were re covered. The smokestack of the Van dalia has been removed and it will be placed on the Nipsic, as the latter ship tost her smokestack in tbe collision with the Olga. Divers have also been mak ing an examination of the Nipeic and have discovered that her keel has been carried away. a mighty oood man metaafa. King Mataafa came down from his camp a few days ago. A light rain had fallen the before and water had leaked into many of the tents occupied by the sailors. Mataafa pointed out to Admiral Kimberly the danger of sickness breaking out among the men on account of this exposure, and on behalf of his own people he offered to vacate all the Samcan houses in Apia and allow the American sailors to have the use of them. Admiral Kimberly thankud Mataafa warmly, but stated to him that it wouid be almost impossible t > con trol the men if they were scattered around among the natives. SPOILING THK HELPLESS. There is no immediate danger of pro visions being exhausted. Several par ties have taken advantage of the help less condition of the shipwrecked men and have made a strong advance in the price of necessary articles. ISeforo the storm, also, business men wore giving a premium of thirty and thirty-five par cent, for United States gold in exchange for South American silver, which is the currency in use here, but in the last week the merchants have forced the rate of exchange down to twenty per cent.; BAD HYGIENIC CONDITION!-', The officers and men of the Vandalia lost nearly everything, and a great many on the Trenton fared but little better. The officers are scattered all over the town and have secured such accommoda tions as they can find. Many are living in native houses. There has been no local government in Apia for mai y months, owing to the wars between the natives. Consequently the sanitary con dition of the town is very poor. The lit tle streams are choked up. Vegeta'kn has been allowed to grow without check and garbage is emptied everywhere. The men are obliged to work on the wrecks in the hot sun, and there is considerable danger of fever. BURIAL OF THS; BODIUB. Although 140 men lost their lives dur ing the storm, there have not been more than forty bedies recovered. For tho first day or two, the bodies of the Americans were buried in the cemetery connected with the London Mission and the bodies of the Germans were buried in the French Catholic cemetery, but that soon became im possible, as th<t bodies, owing to the warm climate, had to be buried where they were found. A number of rough coffins were made, but many of the bodies wero buried in native mat). Some of thu hodies were horribly mutilated by beating for hours against tho coral reefs Paymaster Arms's body was recovered two days after the storm. It was poti tively identified by the clothing and a ring which he wore. CAPTAIN SCHOONMAKKR'R REMAINS. Some natives also found a body about tho samo time four miles up the coast, and, from the description which they gave, it was believed to he that of Cap tain Schoonmaker, but the identification was not positive. The bodies of Lieu tenant Button and Pay Clerk Riaeh huve not been recovered, MEMORIAL SERVICES. On Friday, March the Germans held memorial serv ces at the French Catholic Church. Admiral Kimberly, Captain Farquhar, Consul Blakelock aud many other Americans o'tended and guards of honor front the United Stat»s war ships were alco present. The American memorial services wore held on Sunday morning, March 24'.h, in the large yard in which the Trenton meu have their quarters. The services were very brief and were conducted by Chap lain McAllister of the Trenton. Over coven hundred men from the three American men-of-war wero present, but none of the German officers attended. NATIVES STILL AT WAR. The storm does not seem to hava changed the political situation at Samoa bo far as the natives are concerned. Both patties are Btill encamped in the same positions they have occupied for several montha past. INTERVIEW WITH METAAFA. The Associated Press correspondent had an interview with Metaafa and his principal chiefs prior to the great storm in regard to the proposed Berlin confer ence. The King discussed the matter freely, but answered all inquiries with great deliberation. He expressed a strong desire that the American and British representatives migl t be ablo to effect a solutiou of the present difficulty, restore the former Samoau Government and insure peace and prosperity to the islands. NO USK FOR THE GERMANS. Metaafa declared that he had nothing to hope from Germany; that all the wars among the natives in Samoa and the bloodshed which had occurred during the last few months wero due to German interference, and that the German re presentatives here had made so many rnistatements that he could no longer place any confidence in their promises or their professed desire for peace. knappk's frozen gall. Metaafa showed the correspondent the original letter written to him by Dr. Knappe, tho German Consul, after Ihe recent fight between the Germans and Samoans, in which letter the Consul ad dressed Metaafa aa "'''our Majesty, the King, declaring that he desired there he be no more war between Germany and Samoa, and made the proposal that the Samoans should rule over the things on the islands pertaining to Samoa, and that Germany should rule over things peitaining to foreigners. Metaafa did not reply to Knappe's last letter making the proposition for a dual government. TIIKV LONGED TO SEE KIMBERLY. At the time this interview was held with Metaafa, the Trenton, with Admiral Kimberly aboard, had not reached Apia, aud the natives were looking for ward eagerly to the Admiral's arrival. Metaafa was asked by the correspondent if ho expected assistance from the American Admiral, and he replied promptly that he was looking for such assistance. He did not say that he ex pected the Admiral to act as his ally in making war upon the Germans. In fact, he disavowed any desire to carry on a war against the German* or even against Tamasese's forces. METAAFA WANTED PEACE. His chief desire seemed to be to bring the strife to a close as quickly as possible, and to allow the six thousand warriors now encamped behind the breastworks to return to thoir homes and families and resume the peaceful occupations which they followed before King Malietoa was carried off by the Gorman forces. Mataafa stated that tho assistance ho expected from Admiral Kimberly, he believed would come in the form of an emphatic protest against any further German interference. He believed that the Admiral would force the Germans to cease their operations against the na- tives, and also require them to render no more assistance to Tamasese, which must, thereby, bring the war to a close, as Tamasese's forces were so greatly re duced that without assistance from the Germans there was but little or nothing to fear from them. EVERY INCH A KINO. Mataafa is a large, finely-proportioned man, and is about 50 years of age. He is regarded by tbe white residents of Bamoa as far superior to ins predecessor. Tne Associated Press correspondent called on Mataafa on the day after after the arrival of Admiral Kimberly. The King said it was ths happiest day of the year for all Samoans. malibtoa'h rosflinLK restoration. Mataafa was asked to express his views in regard to the possibility of a return to Samoa of ex-King Malietoa, who is now held as a prisoner on the Marshall Islands by the Germans. Mataafa was asked if he would be satis fied to see Maliatoa brought back to Samoa. "I would be most happy to see him back in Samoa," replied the King. "In case of Malietoa's return, would he be entitled to resume his former place as King of Samoa?" "I'm not able to answer that," re plied Mataafa. "I am a member of Malietoa's family, and, at the time he was deposed by the Germans, 1 was his principal chief. Just before he sur rendered to the German commander he handed over his office to me, and left the administration of affairs in my hands. He appointed me his successor in every respect, and my people after wards confirmed the appointment by electing me king, and I now hold my office, not only by virtue of Malietaa's appointment, but also by votes of the majority of the Samoan people. In view of the fact that Malietoa resigned hia office in my favor, he will not necessar ily become king again in case he re turned to his native land. Malietoa and my self would have to determine between ourselves who should be king, and, if he should return here, we would at once hold a conference for that purpose. I feel sure there would be no serious con troversy between us." A Petition to the Supervisor*. Editors Herald : Loa Angeles is lo cated only about fifteen miles from the Pacific Ocean. A drive to Santa Monica would be a delightful event, if only there were roads, good roads, to drive on. At present there is only one county road leading from Los Angeles to Santa Monica—Washington street. Sunset Boulevard, and Pico street lead only part of the way, then they termin ate. From Washington street south to Inglewood, a distance of eight miles there is a vast expanse of beautiful country, but no road. Years ago, when Los Angeles was a small country town, there were more roads; then a road ran through E. J. Baldwin's Cionega Ranch to the ocean at Santa Monica. That road was closed up by selfish land owners. Los Angeles is ranidly growing into a large and beautiful city. We need parks and good drives. Wo need good county roads, lined with the beau tiful evergreen shade trees paculiar to our glorious semi-tropic cli mate. Of all streets, Jefferson ttroet should be extended to the west to the ocean. At present that large population that has created, and is living in, the beautiful suburbs of Vernon, University and La Dow, has no direct road to the ocean. The inhabitants of those places have to drive miles out ot their way if they wish to drive to Santa Monica. They have just positioned the Supervisors to extend Jefferson street in a westerly direction, so that it will intersect Wash ington street if extended farther west yet, and will roach the Soldiere' Home in a bee line. The first extension will enable the residents of the above named districts to drive to the ocean without mounting up to the meas. It will traverse the beautiful moist lasde of the famous Rancho Los Cienegas and will make a road easy and inexpensive of construction and far less dusty tban Washington street. Our present Board of Supervisors ia composed of intelligent, progressive men who will, no doubt, see the crying need of roads between our beau tiful growing city and Santa Monica. Dur ing the last five years Los Angeles has increased, as to population, five fold, and 3anta Monica has grown in the same ratio; the traffic by rail and road has augmented twenty-fold, yet the number of roads has ac tually decreased until, in our beautiful Los Angeles Valley, ten miles in width, there is but one outlet by carriage road to the Pacific. The charms of the valley are hidden from both residents and tour ists. The hills on the soiith side are un known; the thousands of springs in the rich bottom of the cienega are not even dreamt of by the new population of Lob Angeles; the wondeiful wilderness of our cienega-flora, and the thickets of cottonwood and willow tiees once known only to coyotes and squirrels. We can have beautiful parks, and lakes and drives in abundance. We must have more outlets, more direct communication with the Pacific ocean. We need more county roads leading to the west. We ask the Supervisors to give us more roads. T. WIESENDANGER. Bill of ■>«*>•!) ilium. Good Minister (to married man) —"Dc • you wish to marry this woman?" Man —"I do." Minister—"Do you wish to marry this man?" Woman—"l do." Minister—"Do you like the city as a place of residence?" Man—"No, I prefer the suburbs." Minister—"Do you like the suburbs?" Woman—"No, indeed, I prefer the city." Minister—"Are you a vegetarian in diet?" Man —"No; I bate vegetables. I live on beaf." Woman—"l can't bear meat. I am a veiretarian." Minister —"Do you like a sleeping room well ventilated?" Man—"Yes; I want the windew way down, summer and winter." Minister—"Do you like ao much fresh air?" Woman —"No; it would kill me. I want all windows closed." Minister—"Do you like a light in the room '!" Man—"No; can't sleep with alight; want the room dark." Minister—"Are you afraid in the dark?" Woman—"lndeed I am. I have always had a bright light in my room." Minister—"Do you like many bed clothes?" Man—"All I can piie on." Minister—"Do you?" "Woman—"No; they suffocate me." Minister—"l hereby pronounce you man and wife, and may the Lord have mercy on your souls."—[New York Weekly. H^". her ." « ile , A i>g-c*tura Bitten to thulr chil dren toatflß 00110 and loonenesa of the bowel*. Man dmUtT" & 80DS ' "° le m ">»'«<» u "»- Catalina Excursions Every Sunday. Fare *2.00. The "Sterling" other beSt s " cent 0lg " ln tne world. T«ke no Only think bow cheap you can live at ipence'i Keitanrant! 40 8. Spring.