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LOS ANGELES HERALD DAILY AND WIEMT. THE OFFICIAL CITY PAPER. JOSXPH D. LYNCH. JAMXS J. AYBRS. AVERS Sc LYNCH, PUBLISHERS, 2 ! : AND ,125 WEST SECOND STREET, TKI EPHONII 156. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. BY CARUIKK: PerWrer. $ 20 Per Mom h W BYMAi ■ dneludlug Postage): Daily hera'd, one year $8 00 11*11} Herald, six month* * *o Dally Hetald, three mo ths 2 20 Daily Hf*}d, one mouth SO wosn v llera.d, one year J 50 Weekif llersld, six mouths 100 W*eklv Heiald. three month* 50 illustrated herald, per copy . 20 Entered st the Postofricc at Los Angeles as Second-rlpcs mail mstter. ANNOUNCEMENTS. The papers of all deltnqnentmall subscribers 1o the Daily Hkcai.d will be promptly discon tinued hereafter. No papers will he sent to sobs, rlbers by mail un'ess the nine nave been pßid lor in aavauc. This rule is intiexib'e. 1.. P Fi«her. newspaper advertising agent, 21 Merchant.'Exchange, San Francisco, Is an au- Ihorlttd agent. Tuis paper is kept on file In bj. othce _ . , Tuk Hkhai.d iv .old at the Occidental Hotel lews stand. San Francisco, for sc. a copy. No contributions returned. WEDNESDAY, OCTOKKK 18, 1803. AN INDEX TO YESTERDAY. Br TKLKOKAPH— A storm breaks over the senate....Repealers goaded to desperation with delay .. The blood, Bliirt waved in the noure Russ'an naval officers given a re markable reception In Paris The liritlth demonstration In Italy .Death of Marshal MacMa'ion Lord Sallsbu.y sounds a note of warning .. Railway dlsastors lv Pennsyl vania Reunion ol lieneral limit's lamily World's lair notes....Bportin» events..'.. General news gleanings. LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS—Good races at the park yesterday — Fire Chief Outran will not resign Tom Sheßin's pills alleged to have cansed the death of the In fant son of Frank Lopez Justice court cases... The courts and nevv casus—Serious charges made iv a probate petition filed by the Forbes children Redondo's free read ing r00m.... Wlllard Allen ol Illinois talks of Irrigation In lhat state — Football at Berkeley What November weather has been like for fifteen yearNpast The police commissiou proceedings . The Rhizobins Ventralls destioying the black scala NEIGHBORING PLACES. Santa Ana—Off lor a hunt The walnut crop. Pomona—Death of Dr. Falrchild Fruit growers' meeting. San Beknakdino—lnsane asylum supplies. Riveuside—The supervisors. Pasadena—More pavement A wedding. WHY NOT INDULGE IN A LITTLE SELF HELP? Chicago now occupies the quite envi able attitude of claiming to be the most populous city on the American con tinent, and the second in the world in population. Whether this claim can be substantiated or no it is certain that it is made. And yet Chicago i 9 scarcely fifty years old. To what does she owe this remarkable growth ? Stephen A. Douglas, and the creature of his genius, the Illinois Cen tral railway, explain much of the won derful onward career of the Windy City. But, boiled down, the secret of the suc cess of Chicago has lain largely in the magic words "self help." At no stage of its career have the people of. this imperial city, the creation of the other day, ever forgotten that Providence helps those who help themselves. Thus, although St. Louis had a tremendous start, and was looked upon by many, even including such an acute observer as William H. Seward, as the coming metropolis of the United States, Chicago shot ahead of her, and has opened a gap in metropolitau progress that can never be closed. While the war may have had something to do with this impetus of the Windy City, enterprise and eelf-help formed nine-tenths of the factors in Chicago's greatness. How would it do for our own people to fall back upon these potent agencies? Hitherto we, have been remarkably lucky in having things done for us. Why not put our own hands to the wheel and contribute in accelerating our manifest destiny ? The ELbbald haa often spoken of the Nevada Southern railway and of the great things that it would do when com pleted in naateniug this city to metro politan status. A special correspondent of this paper, Col. T. W. Brooke, has lately been over a large portion of the territory that will be traversed by this road, and oar readers have scanned his graphic and instructive letters. This railway will open up one of the treasure bouses of the world. It is the open sesame to varied and incalculable riches, embracing gold and eilver, coal, iron, borax and many other minerals. It ie now within a few miles of the rich mining camp of Vanderbilt. Most readers of newspapers know that it beginß at Goff's station, on the line of the Atlantic and Pacific railway, and that it aims to '""©pen up the opulent mineral belt of ■oWb.western Nevada and Utah. It is now confronted by the only ten miles of grading that present any difficulties whatsoever. Tlie Hk/Uld has taken pains to become informed as to the present status of this enterprise. Proba bly $100,000 in grading expenses is nec essary to surmount this ten miles. After that the rest of the road bed to Lincoln county, Nevada, which em braces one of the most valuable coal regions in America, aa well as the highly attractive Keystone mining dis trict, is as level aa a barn iloor. The company haa all the iron and ties needed to complete the road to these coal fieldß. The coal there is instantly available for shipment to Los Angeles. It is a superior quality of coking coal, speci ally adapted to help build up the infant manufactures of Los Angeles. We have had the geatlemen who have undertaken to carry this great enterprise through interviewed, and have learned tbat thay are willing to bind themselves to put this coal down in Lob Angeles for $5 a ton, and for $4.50 a ton in large quanti ties. It is fully equal to the coal which is sold in Los Angeles for $0 a ton. From Los Angeles to Goff's station is 290 miles, and from Goff's to these coal deposits is 130 miles, making 420 miles altogether. It is the purpose of the company to push on to Moapa, in Southern Utah. As soon as the road is completed to that point Los Angeles would be the center of a very valuable trade that now goes east, to Salt Lake City and other points, j Amongst these flourishing settlements |is St. George, a growing city of three thousand inhabitants, in which cotton manufactures have made great progress. It would be only 60 miles from St. George to Moapa, while it would be 140 mites to Milford, the terminus of the Utah Cen tral, a branch of tbe Union Pacific rail way. Cotton is not only manufactured but is grown in St. George. All that country is rich in iron and coal, and Moapa would be surrounded by many of the richest gold and silver lodes in the country. Thirty years ago Los Angeles enjoyed a highly remunerative trade with Salt Lake City. The completion of tbe Nevada Southern railway would conquer for us a much more valuable trade, and the extension of the road to Salt Lake City itself would only be a matter of a very little time. Tbe way to make a city great is for its inhabitants to take a little interest in their own welfare. The Nevada Southern railway is provided with rails and ties in abundance to complete their road to the Lincoln county, Ne vada, coal fielde. Why should not our people turn in and help this corporation along witb their noble enterprise, thus expediting the time when cheap and abundant coal and a plethoric outpour of gold and silver will start Los Angeles on an up grade which will know no halting until she hae reached the two hundred and fifty thousand mark in population? The Nevada Southern railway ia no overgrown corporation. It ie a project which was originated by a number of Denver and California capitalists. Ite president, Mr. Isaac £. Blake, of Den ver, and its vice-president, Mr. D. G. Scofield, of San Francisco, were largely influential in creating the oil interests of Newhall, Ventura and Southern Cali fornia. We learn that these gentlemen are at present in Los Angeles, and our people would do a profitable and sagac ious thing in identifying themselves with the progress of a work which will go further than any single agency in giving Los Angeles metropolitan status. The line of the road and its resources have been examined exhaustively by Mr. Pitcaithly, an experienced engineer sent over from England as the expert ol the English syndicate which proposes to take all the bonds of the company, amounting to $4,500,000. Mr. Pitcaithly's report is highly favorable, and the trans action will be consummated poseibly before the holidays arid in any event by February. There is every reason why our local capitalists should gladly iden tify themselves with an enterprise so pregnant of good to their city and sec tion. THE SIX COMPANIES AND THE LA BORERS. A few thoughts on the Chinese ques tion addressed to Mr. McCreary, Mr. Everett and other Chinophiles in con gress may not be altogether out of place at thiß time, although perhaps a little late for use in the bouse of representa tives at this session. These gentlemen, it eeems to ue, either purposely ignore, or else are grossly ignorant of many im portant facts touching that race on this coast. We have here in California at least six well organized Chinese com panies, with headquarters in San Fran cisco, active and efficient for some pur pose, and what that purpose is we will endeavor to explain. To one or another of these companies all Chinamen throughout the state belong in some way. The exact relation of Chinese laborerß to these companies may never be made public; but enough is known concern ing them to convince any disinterested observer that a violation of our laws is involved in that relation. We have a law on our statute books prohibiting the landing in thiß country of persons under contract made abroad for labor, lhia has been construed to include all for eign contracts for service of whatsoever nature; but it is to be presumed tbat many contracts of that kind remain un discovered, since thegovernment author ities are unable to show their existence, facts relating to them depending upon Chinese testimony, which is notoriously unreliable. There is tbe best of reason it will be seen for believing that the great body of the Chinese laborers coming to this country are under contract with one or another of the Six companies for ser vice. These laborers are quite uniform ly of the coolie class, and it is by no means presumable that they were pos sessed in their native country of tbe ready cash with which to take passage for America. Tbat voyage involves what wonld be considered by the laboring classes in China a very large sum of money, and one wholly beyond the means of the beneficiaries. This money is undoubtedly advanced upon Bervice oontracts which are afterwards carried out to the letter, under restraint exer cised by the Six companies through a police organization composed of a des perate class known by the name of high binders. From what haß been frequent ly developed in tbe courts of California no doubt is left tbat a fatal result is ex tremely likely to follow an infraction of one of their labor contracts. It is conceded that the authority ex ercised over Chinese laborers in this country by the Six companies is prac tically unlimited. It was tnis author ity that directed the 85,000 of them to abstain from registering, and it is un derstood that disobedience of the orders LOs ANGELES ITERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING,, OCTOBER 1«. 1893 issued in th»t cut involved tbe penalty of death. It ie well known tbat the comparatively few who did obey the law and submit to registration were ex tremely secretive about the business, acting as if under some great apprehen sion of danger. Secresy as to the mat ter was enjoined upon the registration officers, and it turns out that the regis tered are reluctant about letting the fact be known even to this day. Had not the highbinders been included in the judgment of the court with the laborers for deportation, it is more than likely that some of the trembling labor ers would have braved deportation rather than incur the displeasure of the Six Companies and the vengeance of their sleuth-hounds, the highbinders, by disclaiming the fact of their compli ance with the law of registration. Well may it be asked of Mr. Everett and other friends of the Chinese in con gress: For what purpose were the six Chinese companies organized? and why do those organizations continue? and how do they exist, incurring, aa they must, very heavy liabilities for lawyers' fees and otherwise, if not for the pur pose above indicated? That they exercise the power of life and death over their subjects is well known. It has often leaked out in in dicia! investigations on the Pacific coast, tbat the death by violence of a Chinese man or woman was ths work of some highbinder, who bad no motive of his own for the bloody deed. The crimes of tbe highbinders as a rule appear to be committed in execution of orders, and the fear of them by the poor coolie is next to tbat of death itself. The six companies are all powerful with the laboring classes in business transactions. Tbe eervice of the laborer is com pletely subject to their control. If a hundred, or live hundred men are want ed for work on some large job, as the building of a dyke, the digging of a canal, or grading for a railroad, applica tion is never made to tbe laborers them selves, but to some man representing the Six Companies, or one of them, who within the prescribed time pro duces the whole number of workers re quired, at a rate of compensation fixed upon in advance. The entire gang is herded at a given time and place with absolute certainty, and when tbe work is finished the same head man receives the wages of all in a lump sum, and that is an end of the transaction. Each laborer so farmed out performs his ser vice with entire punctiliousness, unless, peradventure, prevented by sickness or accident. Not one of them ever has the temerity to brave the highbinders' vengeance by neglecting to fulfill the contract thus provided for him. In case of the death of a Chinaman in this country his bones when stripped of the flesh are boxed up and shipped back to his home in the flowery kingdom. This iB, of coarse, in pursuance of the contract under which be was induced to come to this far-off land. This grue some duty is performed Dy the company to which the deceased belonged, and never by bis friends or companions. The Chinese as a race are remarkable for their stolidity, and, so far as appear ances go, are utterly lacking in human sympathy. These duties to the dead, therefore, are devolved from the terms of a cold contract. They are not gratu itous, and the only imaginable compen sation that can be rendered for them is labor, and labor under a contract which must antedate the Chinaman's depart ure from his native country. The Six Companies are only bound to each other by common interest. When some great question, like that of regis tration arises, they confer together. If a law of the United Stateß is to be an nulled they hold their congress and the action of tbe American congress iB formally and authoritatively set aside. It is fairly astonishing that a person of the aupposed intelligence requisite to occupy a seat in the congress at Wash ington ahould excuse a violation of the Geary law on the alleged ground that the law is in conflict with our treaty od ligations. The Burlingame treaty is tbe one referred to; but that treaty, in ex press terms, reprobates any other than an entirely voluntary emigration from the one country to the othar, and the Chinese government agreed to make it a penal offence for a Chinese eubj set to take a Chinese subject to the United States. If there has been a violation of the treaty it was not by this government, but by the government of China, and it is evident enough that such violation has been both flagrant and continuous. Members of congress, if American, are poorly informed when they claim that tbe emperor of China will take except ion [to our deportation of his subjects. The ground of complaint is on our side, and the persons injured are the white people of the Pacific coast, who have suffered to an untold extent by the pres ence of that people among them in vio lation of law and of treaty obligations. PERSONAL. Mayor Rowan visited Ventura yes terday. Coroner Cates haß returned from his eastern trip. Judge Carpenter was in town today, trying a case in thd United States court, Don Marco Forster, of Laß Flores, San Diego county, is up attending the races. J. M. Damron has returned to Los Angeles, after an absence of a year in the east. J. P. Baumgartner, the editor of the Riverside county's brilliant weekly, the Rellex, was a visitor to the city yester day. Mr. Isaac E. Blake, the president, and Mr. D. G. Scotield, the vice-president of the Nevada Southern railway, are iv Loa Angeles on a brief visit. Whan Nnturn Needs assistance, it may be best to ren der it promptly, but one Bhould remem ber to use even the most perfect rem edies only 'vhen needed. The best and moet simple and gentle remedy is the Syrup of Figs, manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. Impaired digestion repilrad b/ Biecham > Pills. THE SANTA FE. THAT RUMOR ABOUT A RECEIVER SO FAR IS BASELESS. A Question of Getting an Kxtenslon or an Issue of Sevan Million, of Bonds — The Situation. There have been many rumors of late to the effect that the Santa Fi'< would soon pass into the hands of a receiver. One of these was printed in yesterday's Herald from New York. A gentleman of this city who is well posted on the affairs of the company, in talking to a Herald reporter in regard to the rumor from London that the road had failed in their efforts to have their guarantee bonds extended and would consequently enter into a receiver's hands, said: "The A., T. & S. F. has $7,000,000 of 6 per cent guarantee fund bonds coming due on November 1 of this year, and those are undoubtedly the ones referred to in the London rumor. Of course the failure to have these bonds extended would result in the road being placed in the hands of a receiver, but I am of the opinion tbat tbe extension will be granted, although in these times, when so many of the big roads are going to the wall, it produces a panicky feeling among tbe European capitalists and re sults in other roads being forced to tbe wall also. "The Santa Fe was the first road in this country to forsee tbe present finan cial crisis, and prepared for it and has consequently weathered tbe storm so far and I think will come out all right unless, as I said before, the failure of other big roads result in their being dragged down with them. It has the reputation of being the best financially managed road in the country and its operating department wes never better conducted than at present, and bo 1 have every confidence in their being able to pull through." AMUSEMENTS. Los Angeles Theater—The Wolves of New York delighted a large audience last evening, with its scenes of certain phases of New York life. It will be given during the week with a Saturday matinee. Kmma Told May That Charley and Maud were going to the great auction sa,e of lots at Angeleno Heights on Saturday next, and as a re sult the whole family wiil attend, in cluding the baker, coal oil man, carpen ter, water collector and last, bnt not the least, the family pet, little "Dixie." who has lots of money, that he will cer tainly invest in the grandest opportunity ever offered to make money. That is by buying lots on Angeleno Heights on Saturday, 2 o'clock is the time, and the Temple street cars will take you there. Remember, there is no reservo or limit. The lots will be sold. Maps, catalogues and special free tickets over Temple etreet cable road at Easton, Eldridge & Co.'s, 121 8. Broadway. The Bullion That Was Lost On the Steamer Newborn was intended to be used in purchasing lots at the great auction sale at Angeleno Heights on Saturday next. It will be recovered in time by the divers to be utilized at the sale st 2 o'clock p. m. Saturday, and that is where the owner of the white metal has excellent judgment. Remem ber, there is no reserve or limit. The lots will be sold. Maps, catalogues and special free tickets over Temple-street cable road at Eaeton, Eldridge & Co.'s 121 S. Broadway. Did Yon Hear the New.? Well, you want to, and lose no time in finding out that you will miss a good thing if you don't attend the great auc tion eale at Angeleno Heights on Satur day next. Be there at 2 o'clock p. m. Temple street cars direct to the grounds. Remember, there is no reserve or limit. The lots will be sold. Maps, catalogues and special free tickesß over Temple street cable road at Easton, Eldridge & Co.'s, 121 S. Broadway. Undelivered Telegram*. There are undelivered telegramß at the office of the Western Union Tele graph company, corner Main and Court streets, October 17tb, for Mrs. Walter Nordhoffand W. D. F. Allen. Brings comfort and improvement and tends to personal enjoyment when rightly used. Tin; many, who live bet ter than others and enjoy life more, with less expenditure, by more promptly adapting tho world's beet products to the needs of physical being, will attest tho value to health of tho pure liquid laxative principles embraced in the remedy, Syrujb of Figs. Its excellence is duo to its presenting in tho form most acceptable und pleas ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly beneficial properties of a perfect lax ative; effectually cleansing the system dispelling colds, headaches and fevers and permanently curing constipation. It has given satisfaction to millions and met with the approval of the medioal profession because it acts on the Kid neys, Liver and Bowels without weak ening them and it is perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Syrup'of Figs is for sale bj all drug gist's in 50c aud SI bottles, but it is man ufactured by the California Fig £yrup Co.onl v, whose name is printed on every package, also the name, Syrup of Figs, and being well Informed, you will not accept any substitute if offered. The Newest Importations CONTINUALLY Al'.ilVtNO. (JHjICK Dk.".'iNS. BUST GOOES. 112 pc. Semi-Porcelain Dinner Service, $10.50. ALL GJOD3 EQUALLY LOfV. STAMOUIiSHIriK CKOCKERY CO., 417 8. 'SPRING 6T. 7-28 Sm _ WESBEL EASTOS, - GEO. W. FBOT, Geo. EAJ™' . ®\ 3 President, v 0 j Tic© President I AJT AUCTION, S}AT 2 O'CLOCK P. M.X ' SATURDAY, OCT.2L 1893, £ y3? ANKELENO HEIGHTS, LARGE HOME LOTS |5Q J- UV/ Selected from this Magnificent Tract. Every subdivision commands a fine view of the city. Elegant drainage. Good water supply; and in the vicinity are some of the most elegant homes in Los Angeles. Temple Street Cable Cars direct to the property., The proposed extension of the Electric Road to be built along Bellevue avenue in the immediate future, connecting at Main street, directly through the property* Come One! Come All!! Ladies Especially Invited. Terms of sale: One-fourth cash; balance in one and two years; interest at 8 per cent. Title perfect; certificate of title with each purchase. Easton, Eldridge & Co., Auctioneers, tt. teaTiliAßT). Manager. * 21 B ™ th Broadway. CAMPBELL'S ALIFORNIA URIOS. TruTi v Mr. Campbell has gone to Mexico to fPrfSkf oSri I)uy I,olil,a >' ,iiHHls - During liin absence *>7/ . all goods will lie sold mmm 9l at 20 per cent redne- M| g tion. in order to make room for the laige stock of Christ mas Novelties he If gjm % will bring from Mexico. NOW IS THE TIME FOR BARGAINS. Campbell's Curiosity Store, 325 South Spring St. OPEN EVENINGS. BET. THIRD & FOURTH. 9-8 ly SPECIALISTS I A A CnvT DR. I.IKBIG <t CO., the old- IVI C, I N >-!<t aud most reliable Sped*. physicists aud Surgeom ou the Pacific Coast, c nn'lnue to cure all disease! ol a chronic and prlv.te nature, no mat er how complicated or who Has falls 1. .-end for acontideauiil b jok 10 mm, esplainlng why thousand • c annot get „.,.„ ISi ii. MAIN ST., LOS ANGELES. 9-30 ii IF YOU HAVE DEFECTIVE EYES And valua t em coUinlt in, rso cae of defec tive vision where glasses are required is too Complicated lor ua. The correci adjustment cffrnm-slt* quite a« importscit as the. perle-t nltiuguf lenses, and tne scientific lilting and making c>! glasses aud frames 1* our only busi ness (sieiiaHV.) Even examine' and tested H-ee ot charge. We use electric power, and are the .111 y house h-re tost grlncs glasses to order. ■siabiUlied 1880. S ii MAHKHIITZ Leading Scientific Optic ian (spo-iu Ist), 107 N.nhSpr.ng sneet. opp. ! old courthouse. Don't forget the number. BLANK BOOKS. GLASS & LONG. TISMPLK AFD NRW HIGH St 3. Tel. Mo 112 7 ly) L'jS ANGELES. Fashion Stables OIEN DAY AND NIGHT. LIVM OUrFiTS OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS. Horses Boarded by Day, Week or Month at Lowest Living Kates. RIVERA & RIOS, Proprietors. Tel. 1751. [8 21 2m] 217-219 E. First it WINE ri I^m Main Office, 135 West First. Works, 715-717-719 N. Main _J|BP»^^^, TELEPHONE 1081. jL'v '-..-. , ■ C ■ -. i BEST EQUIPPED LAUNDRY \i^KHffl^^^H^^B Modern In Idea*. Always np with +t?« ml-, i ' the times. ■}' ' • What we m*ke a specialty ol: \~**jSsf&fe. SHIRT-, COLLARS AND OUITF3, • - [' WOOLEN GOODS, SILKS. LACK-I. .. 17-eodlyr TRY US. lJL__ UNION OIL COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA. Producers and Refiners of PETROLEUM OIL Manufacturers of High Grade Cylinder and Engine Oil*. Large Producers of Fuel Oil. SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE, 204 CALIFORNIA STREET BRANCH OFFICE, 135 E. SECOND ST., LOS ANGELES GEORGE M. SMITH, Tfi , 1174 looiv Slmintrfr Los Angeles Kranph. NIXES PEASE, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN' FURNITURE, CARPETS, LACE AND SILK CURTAINS, PORTIERES, OIL CLOTHS, WINDOW SHADES, LINOLEUMS, MATTING'S; &C. 3 37-339-341 SOUTH SPRING STRKKT. i - :is '" SOUTH FIELD WELLINGTON COAL. COAL! COAL! COAL! Stock Up For the Winter and Get the Benefit of Summer Prices. HANOOOK BANNING, .'els. 3t> and 1047. 8-13 v 130 West. Second SHETLAND PONIES AT AUCTION 1 On Thursday, Oct. 19th, at 9:30 a.m., on the Premises, Cor. Downey ave.&Alta st Fifteen head of Stallions Mates and Oeldlnijs, together wltn a pony mrrev nuil baraaw, «»»■ eral wi h-matchtd teams th» oruluil i-t ok, some ot which Is luciiuied, wk*. bought of A J. Alexander of Wovdbum la.m and Dauiel 6wl«art of Lexington, ky. Ihe abo odes rood ponies can be seen from now until day of sile at Mr. Johnston s private «tab:>-8, htad ol Downey a Tpn ,ie MK-. M. E. J JHN ,10 .1, Owuer. 10.12 8t K. W. NOYK3, Auctioneer.