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The Herald
By The Herald Publishing Company.
President and General Manager.
High Street. Telephone IM,
John T. Gaffey. , Managing Editor.
BUSINESS OFFICE: Bradbury Building, 222
West Third Street. Telephone 247.
Dorot.AS White. Business Manager.
Read The Herald.
Build to Bakerstield.
The Los Angeles City Council is up to
It takes a girl with millions to catch a
The Herald is a newspaper. Does it
suit you?
What do you thirtk of us now? We're a
If you don't see it in The Herald it
didn't happen.
The weather catches us with our semi
tropic winter clothes.
Los Angeles, January 18. Thermometer
at noon, 80 in the shade.
They'll know a heron from a Hawkeye
in Redlands next time. sure.
Let patriotism and civic pride be the
dominant features of La Fiesta.
Three hundred new subscribers in a
day is pretty good. We got 'em yesterday.
Send a copy of The Herald to your
friends East. It will save writing a letter.
The linen duster and the tennis shirt are
the proper costume for the prevailing cli
Mayor Sutro says he didn't mean it
when in the charatcter of the pot he called
the kettle black.
' Black Bart's" rival is operating m
"Northern California. The lone highway
man is abroad in tbe land.
The theater hat is to be legislated out
of sight. What a pity that woman, lovely
woman, could not take the original hint.
The way they lop off official heads in
Turkey might be followed profitably in
some departments .of other governments.
The capers Anna Gould's Count is cut
ting prior to marriage will be simply a
forerunner of what will occur during the
honeymoon—and after.
An up to date newspaper man will take
a hand in water front matters at San Fran
cisco. Edward Colnon has been ap
pointed harbor commissioner.
It took a bursting boiler to shake the
Spring Valley Water Company into a
realization that there is a hereafter. Su
pcrvisoral boards in San Francisco never
disturbed them.
The Evening Express is now printed on
a "Presto" Hoe press. The paper has
been enlarged and improved typographic
ally. The Express is the best evening
paper published in Los Angeles.
Every public-spirited citizen of Los An
geles should attend the meeting at the
Chamber of Commerce next Wednesday
night to give his advice and indorsement
to the Salt Lake Railroad project.
It has not escaped the notice of decern
ing citizens of Los Angeles that in all
this effort on the part of San Francisco to
build a railroad through the San Joaquin
Valley, not one word has been said about
Los Angeles as a terminal.
If Los Angeles is not careful that valley
road lrom San Francisco to Bakerstield
may be switched at the latter point to
Salt Lake and a transcontinental route
established over the Union Pacific. It is
time we were making an effort on our
own behalf.
That's right, Pomona, grin and chuckle
and crow to your heart's content! You
played it very prettily on unsuspecting,
unwary, unsophisticated Redlands. Once
upon a time—but just wait until that
lively village gets back at you—just
wait. A hamosassa seedling to a Neva
dillo bianco that Redlans has an inning
before the dust flies in Santa Ana.
The "Cincinnati plan," discussed at the
meeting of citizens last night assembled
to consider what can be done toward fur
thering the project to build a railroad
from this city to Salt Lake, is similar to
the measure which Senator Mathews has
introduced in the Legislature. If the del
egation from Southern California can be
Induced to concentrate their efforts on be
half of that hill it will become a law and a
great portion of the difficulty we are now |
encountering in regard to litis Salt Lake I
project, as well as that of the San Joaquin
Valley extension, trill he overcome.
A salutary reform in the jury system is
contemplated by the amendment to the
Constitution, passed by the Legislature.
The amendment provides that three
fourths of a ju-y shall find a verdict, ex
cept iv cases where the death penalty will
be imposed in the event of a verdict of
guilty. The organic law of the country
has too long labored under the burden of
a senseless conservatism that, enabled a
■ingle vote in the jury box to defeat the
audi of justice or to hamper legal pro- j
ccdure and add to the vexations of "the
law's delays." The people will vote al-I
most unanimously for this amendment.
Rev. Dr. Charles I'arkhurst of New-
York is now speaking in riddles. He ac
cuses "certain clergymen and elders of
the church. ' of "misappropriating certain
funds." Nobody seems to understand
what the preacher is driving at or who he
is attacking and his reverence refuses to
be interviewed. These are not the tactics
of a truly courageous man. It is not the
Yip*, but the vicious that should receive
flagellation. Sin is the effect—the sinner
is tbe cause. Expose tho criminal and
the crime will cease, ttive us the names,
Doctor- be not, afraid—the honest people
wii! uphold you.
r'rott! every section of Arizona cornea
news of reviving industry. Enterprise,
an.l public spirit and commercial effort is
apparent ii) every city, town and settle
ment. In the fertile valleys, on the arid
mesas, along the mountain slopes, the
spirit of progress is beginning to make it
self felt. Arizona is preparing for state
hood, and a splendid commonwealth she
will be if the promisa of the present is
realized hy the result of the future. The
interests of Arizona and Southern Cali
fornia are nearly identical, and henceforth
no effort should he omitted to co-operate
lor mutual benefit.
San Francisco is going to build a rail
road down the San Joaquin Valley?
What is Los Angeles going to do about
What ought to be done?
What will you do?
These are pertinent questions today and
Next month it may be too late.
Phali Los Angeles be the southern ter
Suppose Los Angeles should not be the
southern terminus?
The last is a point for a deal of reflection
on the part of the citizens of Los Angeles.
And if it be decided that the Spreckels
road shall come south of Tehachepi, then
what shall be done to get it here? It
won't come ot its own accord. San Fran
cisco will seek to make herself the dis
tributing point for all the territory as
far south as Bakersfield. Los Ange
les must not permit this. We have
a geographical right to at least half the
valley trade, and we are fortunate enough
to have eastern transportation facilities
to offer the valley producers and shippers
that San Francisco does not afford. But
unless concerted and determined action
is speedily made we may lose even that
part of the valley- trade that nature allotted
to us; and if action is taken, if Los
Angeles builds a road as far northward as
Bakerstield, Fresno and Tulare shippers
will send at least a good portion of their
produce to this city. Of course money is
| wanted for the enterprise, Railroads can
! only be built with money. San Francisco
tried to build one with talk—tried real
hard, and failed. Then Spreckles stepped
in—after Los Angeles had made a bid for
the Valley road—and the needed money
tlowed quickly.
Who will be the Spreckels that shall now
turn the tide in favor of Los Angeles?
He will be a public benefactor.
He will do much, very much, toward
bringing about the true commercial des
tiny of Los Angeles, toward hastening the
day when Los Angeles shall be all that has
been predicted of and for her.
Perhaps a Spreckels shall not be found
in this city.
It is not necessary that one should.
Many small sums, when added properly,
make a very big sum.
What will you give?
What will you do?
The Herald wants to know.
Los Angeles is peculiarly favored. It is
a city of such high moral character that
other communities cite us as a model of
civic rectitude and personal purity. If
you doubt this statement read our news
papers and listen to the discourses of our
preachers. Especially do our ministers of
tbe gospel assist the impression that Los
Angeles is even better than she ought to
be. The newspapers do, sometimes, in
their local columns, exploit the results of
human weakness, and occasionally they
relate incidents that might tend to re
flect upon the character of the city.
But us far as any direct criticism of our
morality is concerned nothing is offered,
and the natural inference follows that wo
have nothing to criticise. Other cities arc
wicked enough. We know they are wicked,
because they say so. Their newspapers
teem with the horrors of an immorality
that would make a Phryne blush and
cause envy to beam new lighted on the
brow of a Lothario. From the pulpits of
sanctuaries Boanerges thunders denun
ciation upon Vice rampant in the
commonwealth. These men go down
even into the by-ways of the town and
traverse the slums to acquaint themselves
with the actual condition of humanity
weltering In its sin; grand juries investi
gate the turpitude of public officials ; legis
lative committees " Lexow" the boodlers
iv high places; civic federations organize
raids on the embattled ranks of corrup
tionists defiant of the law. All these
"reforms" are progressing in other
cities, and Los Angeles not only con
gratulates herself, but is to be congratu
lated by less moral communities when the
latter ascertain that the poetical designa
tion of the city is not vain assumption.
Los Angeles is given over to business.
She has no time to indulge in immorality.
Her streets are lined with ' business
blocks" and there is no room for "slums."
Her officials are honest men and they ad
minister the affairs of the municipality
without fear of personal consequences;
seeking favor of no clique or selfish inter
est-pursuing the even tenor of their in
tegrity in despite of every temptation to
deviate or stray along the flowery meads
of unholy dalliance.
It i?- not every city that can hoast of as
high character as does Los Angeles, and
the sooner the world is informed of our
pre-eminence, the better it will be as an
example and a model for such sinks of
iniquity as Nan Francisco, and Chicago,
and Vow York- those modern Babylons
on the dead walls of which the hand
writing is already ominously gleaming.
We are hearing a good deal about her
lately -this New Woman, so called. And
not so very new, after all. She dates back
to the age of Esther, and she was promi
nent when Jeanne d'Arc stormed the
bastions ol Orleans. She left her impress
on the civilization of Europe when Ma
dame Roland mounted the steps of the
guillotine and the pilgrim mothers rocked
the cradles ot a generation whose skirmish
line drove the rod-coated invaders through
the lanes of Concord and Lexington.
The New Woman has always existed and
she will continue, to exist as long as the
world moves in the right direction. The i
present effort on behalf of woman is
merely a revival—a rcnaissauce.
The age of chivalry has passed—this is
the era of justice. The New Woman
merely demands that she be allowed to
take her proper place in the world. She
is beginning to resent the patronizing
attitude of man, and assumes the right to
act and think for herself. She knows that
she is the intellectual equal of man, and
she has determined upon an aggressive
campaign on behalf of prerogatives that
have long been denied. The methods she
is adopting to attain her purpose may be
repugnant to the finer sensibilities of
men who make chronic protestation
against social innovations, but whatever
of evil may arise in the preliminary pro
cesses will be lacking in the result. Even
Man made mistakes when he began to or
ganize for his personal welfare, and a vast
community of this same "superior" sex
is still prone to error, claiming that "it is
human to err"—a very convenient excuse
for many shortcomings, that might have
been avoided by the exercise of proper
judgment and ordinary discretion.
The civilized woman is not content to
be held in the shackles of barbarism—
albeit the highest civilization attainable by
man or woman is but a thin veneer upon
a superabundant barbarism, native and
irreclaimable. The modern woman is
striving for an opportunity to prove that
she is capable; that she is possessed of
qualities worthy of respectful recognition
by the male of her species; that she can
make the world better if the world will lis
ten to her and heed the message she is
endeavoring to deliver. The New Woman
has come to stay, and she is more than
welcome. She has come to Los Angeles
and we give her cordial greeting. She is
the leaven of the community and she will
teach and preach and when the final sum
mary is presented it will he found replete
with womanly performance in the uplift
ing and upbuilding of a humanity not
yet so perfect that it can afford to reject
the good offices of even the least of those
who seek to better its condition.
Each succeeding session of the Legis
lature accumulates upon the statute books
laws that are not without merit and that
would be of great public benefit if prop
erly enforced. The great trouble, how
ever, seems to be. that if a measure is
passed and receives the sanction of the
chief executive, the abuse it seeks to
abolish, is forgotten and the offenders re
main unmolested. Another obstacle in
the proper execution of new as well as old
laws is, that the measures, while they are
intended to remedy a certain evil, make
the discovery of the transgressor almost
One of these bills is now pending in the
Assembly. It makes the payment by
apothecaries and the receipt by physi
cians, of commissions on prescriptions a
misdemeanor on the part of both. It is
| well known that this practice is now in
force, and that it should be abolished, but
even if the bill should become a law it
will be exceedingly difficult to obtain a
conviction, as it would be impossible to
produce direct evidence, upon which such
conviction could be based. Certainly no
druggist would dare to testify against a
physician with whom he has a contract to
pay commissions on prescriptions, as it
would mean the loss of patronage not only
through the doctor who is implicated, but
through every other member of the medi
cal profession.
While the object of the measure is
worthy of the support of the legislators,
the law would merely become a dead
letter the moment it is passed.
Another bill, however, should be passed
and provisions be made for its enforce
ment. It was introduced by Assembly
man Keen, and makes the adulteration of
milk and the sale of skimmed milk and j
milk from diseased cows, a misdemeanor.
It is' now enforced in older communities |
and it protects the public against an im- i
position that is practiced in every city '
and town in this state, to the dire injury ,
of the health of the people. The question, j
however, arises where to find an honest j
and competent milk inspector.
The authors of the constitutional amend
ments making provisions for referring [
laws to the people, should hasten to agree I
on a simple working plan and push it to a |
vote. The present is a favorable time for j
bringing this plan to the front. The pco- |
pie have become educated up to the un- j
dcrstanding of a referendum, and it is
approred on all sides. The present plan |
of amending the Constitution is only a
clumsy method of putting the referendum
in practice. Amending the Constitution
of California is for the most part only
law-making by the people. And the rec
ord of the votes on the proposition has
proved that the people understand how to
pick out good laws from the had.— Ex
The Honolulu advices Indicate that
President Dole finds himself in a difficult
position. The law of the new republic
gives him the power of life and death over
the men convicted of treason. He may
order the sentences carried into effect, or
exercise his discretion in providing pun
ishment less severe than that im
posed by the military court. Presi
dent Dole is not cast in the mold of
a dictator. He is naturally inclined to
mild rather than harsh measures, and his
prone,icss to temporize rather than act
has subjected him to no little criticism
from the majority of the Government's
supporters.—Daily Report.
Here isan Assembly "resolution" of re
spect of the traditional parliamentary
sort—a shower of crocodile tears condensed
into a single pearl:
hes'dved. Tnat when this House adjourns
for the day it adjourns out of respect to his
[W. \v. Stows] memory.
In other words. ' Resolved, That when
this House adjourn because it has fin
ished the day's business it adjourn because
it respects the memory oi Mr. Stow."—
Ambrose Bierce.
it is notorious that in our legislative
bodies combinations have time and again
been made among the thieving members
to compel corporations to pay handsomely
to receive immunity from harassing and
useless legislation, which, if passed,
would add burdens to their operations,
and sorely c-ripplc them financially. Is it
reasonable to attribute this condition of
affairs to a knowledge of a political bu
reau? With an honest, healthy public
sentiment would such things he possible?
-The Wave.
There is no question but that the ex
pense attached under the present manage
ment has created a strong public senti
ment against the State Printing Office by
the expenditure of over |wX),f)pO during
the last term, when any practical printer
knows that the work could be done for at
least two-thirds of the amount. The su
perintendent has been a mere tigure-bead
in the iiands of bosses and political pi
rates, who have made the office a catch
all for pets. But the people wi 1 not be
willing to yield this department at the
bidding of a book ring that is thirsting to
foist upon them their wares at robber
prices.— The News Letter.
The Citizens' Defense Association has
done much valuable work, one instance
being the introduction of a bill to permit
recipients of bribes to be competent wit
nesses against the givers of bribes, pro
vided they do not testify falsely. The bill
is correct in principle, for the'reason that
the person tendering the bribe or sup
plying the money is under no temptation
to commit the crime, as compared with
the recipient, who may be poor even to
destitution—disinherited,' dfse'mployed—
and therefore "more sinned against than
sinning. "—San PrahciacQcStar.
Senator Perkins has reported a hill for
the creation of an industrial commission
of twenty-one persons to arbitrate labor
difficulties. The statesmen who contend
that the labor difficulties cannot, he arbi
trated may discover that society as a whole
can do what society as a whole think
ought to be done.—Bulletin.
The power of the railroads was shown
in the House of Representatives when the
pooling bill was rushed through thai body,
and it is also clearly apparent in the
treatment accorded to the Nicaragua
canal hill, which is receiving the cold
shoulder in spite of the overwhelming
popular demand for such a measure. -
Phonographic Hooks, which verbally
announce the hours of the day, are made
in Geneva. You can get a clock that will
speak in any of the modern languages.
The genuine Angostura Bitters of Dr. J. G. H.
Flegert <fc Sons, are the most enioaclous stimu
lant lo excue the appetite. Ask your druggist.
To tiie Editor of The Herald:
An "out" of two words in my last com
munication made me say that the only
source of the value cither of gold or silver
is the fiat of law. It should have been
"the only source of the value cither of
silver or gold as money is the fiat of law."
The Associated Press dispatch from
Berlin. Germany, published in The Her
ald last Saturday, figured prominently in
the stormy financial debate in (.he United
States Senate on the same day. Senator
Hill had the dispatch read as an omen of
progress towards bimetallism. The dis
patch stated that Count Mirbach had In
troduced a resolution authorizing Gei
many to take the initiative and invite the
nations to participate iv another interna
tional monetary conference farce, and the
Reichstag bad adopted the resolution by a
decisive vote.
The significant part of Count Mirbach's
speech upon the resolution was what he
said about America and the Eastern
j trade. Ife said that bimetallism would
cause the rise of prices in Kngland,
where gold was the currency. I 'Agricul
ture (in Germany) would be ruined if tbe
present (gold) system wns maintained.
America would cither absorb Germany's
gold, or adopt a pure silver standard and
capture the whole Eastern trade."
It is curious that the so-called iinan- i
ciers of the United States who have been I
permitted to control the money system of I
the country do not see what Europe sees, '
that the interests! of the United States, j
both in respect to domestic business and
foreign trade, lie in the direction of the i
adoption of bimetallism hy independent |
action rather than through co-operation
with foreign nations. In" Professor E. B.
Andrews'took, The Honest Dollar, pub-
J lished last summer, the author discusses
I the opportunity for an extension of for
! eign trade that bimetallism, if adopted,
1 would open to the United states. He says:
"It is at this point that the far-sighted
and patriotic among the advocates of free
j silver find their inspiration. Aware* of
the absolute necessity resting upon this
country to extend its foreign markets,
| they would take advantage of England's
| folly in continuing under gold monomet
allism, and would place Ihe United States
at the head of the silver-using
group of nations to do for
them their manufacturing. 'Let us '
break off commercial relations with
Europe,' they say, 'if only we can estab
lish such relations with that vast part of j
the world where manufacturing is cither I
non-existent or inchoate, and must grow, j
if at all, with difficulty; and let us create j
for those teeming millions all their man- I
ufactured articles, taking in return those I •
things which they can produce so much j <
more easily than" we. When men point j
out the prosperity that might come to our ! !
country through the introduction of such
a scheme, to ridicule them betrays no in- ;
telligenoe. Their thought in itself is
magnificent. In declaring that there is
an opportunity hy the means suggested to
'dish' England in the markets of the .
world, they arc quite right. ... So •
much reason attends the notion that it
seems to me sheer madness to oppose to I :
it a policy like England's present one of I
stubbornly adhering to gold monometal- [ t
lism. With that idea of the ultra-silver j i
men falls in excellently the idea of reel* i
procity put forward by the late Mr. i
Blame." i
The money power of Kngland is too ' 1
San Francisco Statesmen Will Fight
Against Him
It Is Claimed That San Francisco "terchanta
and Not Interior Journalists Should
Look After the Water Front
Sacramento Feb. 18.—The appointment
of E. L. Colnon of Stockton, private sec
retary of Governor Budd, as harbor com
missioner at San Francisco, is creating
much dissatisfaction and will probably he
bitterly opposed by San Francisco when it
comes up for confirmation.' The Demo
cratic Senators, particularly, are opposed
to the nomination. One who, although
not from San Francisco, is prominent in
bis party counsels, says he will vote and
work against the confirmation for the
reason that the commissioners should be
prominent citizens of San Francisco, lead
ing merchants and not citizens from other
parts of the state. The commissioners
are now two from the interior and only
one from San Francisco. Republican
Senators seem generally to favor the con
firmation on the score that the Governor
is responsible for nominations ami that
he owes his election tv San Francisco, and
probably knows what is best. The Gov
ernor is satisfied the appointment will be
confirmed. He says he made it because
he knows Colnon to be a good and honest
competent man, and that his presence
will insure an honest administation by
tbe board.
It is not impossible that, the state uni
versity management may be investigated.
The university wants an appropriation of
1250,000 for a huddling at Berkeley and an
other quarter of a million for a building
for the afrilitated colleges of medicine
and law in San Francisco. The connection
of the • affiliated colleges with the uni
versity is uncertain and dubious. They
are independent of state control, and tbe
property they now occupy is not held by
the state. This whole matter is being
looked into by lawyers of the Legislature.
It its further claimed that the manage
ment of the university has been unneces
sarily extravagant and results not satis
facory for the money expended.
The woman suffrage bill comes tip to
morrow aud also the scalpers bill to make
the scalpers' business illegal. The latter
measure may pass the Senate but will
probably fail in the Assembly.
Havatlan Annexation F.ndorset * y the
Members—Bulla's Bill
Sacramento, Feb. 18. -In the Assembly
this morning barely a quorum was pres
ent when tho house was first called to
order. Resolutions favoring respectively
Hawaiian annexation and tbe election of
United States Senators by popular vote,
were unanimously adopted. A bill by
Bulla of Los Angeles prohibits the sale of
intoxicating liquors near the National
Soldiers' Home. By the.request of Spen
cer it was agreed to make the woman suf
frage hill tic:, special order for 2 p. m. to
morrow, instead of at the morning ses
son, as previously ordered.
Hills were introduced by tho Ways and
Means Committee appropriating $t8,H62
for newspaper advertising bills.
Hy Kwing, . amending sections of the
civil code making hopeless insanity ground
for divorce.
By Lynch, amending the.-code relative
to railroad rates.
By Dinkelspiel, amending the code
of civil procedure so as to prevent clients
from settling cases without first consult
ing their attorneys..
By Dinkelspiel. amending the penal
code, making it a misdemeanor to com
mit any act injurious-*to public health,
public ntora-lis, frade, :commerce or for
perversion or obstructi«u to justice.
strong to be overcome by any influence
that other nations can bring to bear upon
her at international monetary confer
ences. Kngland will not consent to bi
metallism, and Germany will not if Kng
land does not, and that is why the
scheme ol international bimetallism is
visionary and impracticable.
A prominent English authority states
that Bertram Carrie is the only promi
nent gold monometallist of that country
who has had a practical business experi
ence. Mr. Currle has never made public
the reasons for his financial belief, nut he
was examined before the British Gold and
Silver Commission in 1887, and in reply
to the question whether he thought a tall
in prices due to an increase in the value
of the standard (gold) an evil, he said:
"I know the feeling of the class to
which I belong, and I know that any
change is diametrically opposed to our
feelings, and that whatever change is
made, to whatever extent we can, we will
he clear of it. If we lend a man £1000 we
will say to him, 'Understand, we are not
to be paid back in this new stuff; we must
have gold. 1 ''
Mr. Carrie's attitude is that, of the
money power of Great Britain, which is
the money power of the world. It is the
attitude of Shylook demanding at all
times the fulfillment of the terms of the
bond by the delivery of the pound of flesh,
i And thiß is the spirit of gold monometal
! lism. It is cold-blooded, supercilious,
heartless, exacting, and as rapacious in
I pursuit of the debtor, whom it ruins, as
I the half famished hound in pursuit of the
i wounded stag.
' To the Editor of Tbe Herald:
The important thing to do is to decide j
what is to be our standard or measure of !
value. It is infinitely more material and ,
important to labor than it Is to capital 1
that this standard or measure be stable, j
convenient and the one universally j
i see no better solution than to cause I
the Government to go out of the banking
business; compel the banks to furnish j
the Government all the coin necessary to
maintain its contracts, at rates of interest
as low as those upon which any Govern
ment on earth can borrow; and to com
pel them to give the people such security
as will make loss to any note holder or :
depositor impossible.
To the Editor of The Herald:—
I reply to your request to write some
thing in regard to the present financial
condition of the country with great diffi
dence. There is a very general impres
sion prevalent among a large number of
people that anything written by a bank
officer in regard to this subject must nec
essarily be from a selfish standpoint; con
sequently, anything that we may say is
likely to be misconstrued, and aiiy legis
lation favored by us is almost sure of de
feat. I think t his is to a great extent due,
not to the failure of the Congressmen
themselves to appreciate the good points
in the hills favored by bankers, but he
cause of the pressure brought to bear upon
them by a number of their constituents
who have the feeling as above stated by
The last bill introduced by Mr. Spring
er, chairman of the Committee on Bank
ing and Currency was. I think, an ad
mirable measure in nearly every point. I
think, however, that a mistake'was made
in giving the bonds to be issued a life as
long as fifty years. The Government
By Waymire, amending the civil code
relative to assessments on capital stock.
By Waymire, relative to the abandon
ment of public highways.
By Spencer, amending the political code
relative to the election laws.
By Belshaw, to regulate the purity of
elections and limiting expenses of candi
dates to ?300.
By Dixon, amending the bank commis
sioners act, prohibiting savings banks
from taking deposits in excess of "510,000
from any one firm or corporation.
By Pendleton, providing an "original
package" liquor law.
By McCarthy, repealing all acts relating
to capital punishment and substituting
life imprisonment as a penalty in cases
now pending.
By Belshaw. fixing boundary lines of
Contra Costa county. ','
By Hatfield, appropriating *100 to pur
chase the painting of Mary A. Lewis, rep
resenting the soldiers encamped at Sacra
mento during the strike of last summer.
The only thing to relieve the monotony
of a dull day was a little tight over the
Fish and Game Committee's bill. The
feature of this bill is the clause which
opens up all salt marsh lands in the state
to sportsmen. This is a blow at the San
Francisco clubs which hold, under leases,
large tracts of marsh lands in Solano,
Xapa, and Alameda counties. The chief
advocates of this portion of the bill have
been Bassford of Solano and McKelvey of
Orange. They claim that all salt marsh
lauds are legally state property, and that,
although large tracts have been sold for
reclamation purposes, yet where no recla
mation has followed) lands should revert
to the state and be subject to state laws
and not subject to lease by claimants.
The bill came up today for third reading,
when Powers of San Francisco, and oth
ers who favor the present preserve system
for these marsh lands, endeavored to get
the bill referred to the Judiciary Com
mittee on the ground of important law
points involved. Before the advocates of
tho bill could realize what was in the
wind it was declared referred.
Cutter of Yuba promptly moved for a re
consideration, denouncing the quiet work
as unfair. It was charged that this was
an effort to kill the hill in the Judiciary
Committee. On Cutter's motion action
referring the bill was reconsidered, and
the measure was then left just wdicre it
was, ready for the third reading.
An effort was made to withdraw another
bill, which gives county supervisors
power to shorten open seasons for game,
but not to extend them. The stated
ground for desired withdrawal was that
similar provision has been put in the
county government bill.
Thomas of Nevada objected against the
withdrawal and prevented it, claiming
that only hy the proposed bill can counties
protect their game.
An attempt to bring up the bill to regu
late the sale of railroad tickets, known as
the scalpers bill, and force it along on
special tile, was defeated by Bulla, who
moved an adjournment, which was car
ried promptly.
A Quiet Day In the State Senate-New
Sacramento, Feb. 18.—Owing to the
absence of many senators only bills on
first and second reading files were con
sidered. The bill that has been up before
other sessions making appropriation for
Contractor Jordon for work on the Fol
som prison was among the bills read a
second time.
A message from the Governor announced
the appointment of E. 1.. Colnon, of Stock
ton, San Francisco Harbor Commissioner,
and asked confirmation. The Governor
also reported his approval of the bill ap
propriating $10,000 to furnish a new build
ing for the Southern California Asylum.
Bills regulating telegraph and telephone
charges went to second reading.
Among the new bills was one to re
' should have had the right to pay them tiff
any time after ten years, flow anyoaee
could raise an objection to making them
gold bonds 1 cannot see, as the borUs
were undoubtedly to be paid for in gold,
ami should, consequently, have been re
paid in the same coin. There is one
point in the above bill which I think can
be .specially commended, and which
would be of signal service to the whole
country, namely, the retiring all paper cur
rency of a denomination less than $10. Peo
ple in the Kast generally use very little sil
ver, and it was owing to their clamor that
the smaller silver certificates and bills were
issued. The action of this bill would have
caused a large amount of silver now lying
idle in the treasury to be brought inxrj
circulation, and would have gotten those
people, unaccustomed to it, now to both
use and like it as a subsidiary coin. It
would also have demonstrated to those
persons who are entirely w ; edded to silvier
and believe that it should be the currency
of the United States, the utter futility of
Our trying to live on a silver basis. This
has been frequently exhibited to me when
attempting to pay persons who were
theoretically silveri'tes in that coin when
called for hy checks in their hands. In
almost every case the silver was rejected
by them in favor of gold or paper. 1
therefore think that this schooling would
be of great benefit to all parties; making
those who are entirely wedded to gold see
that silver still had a large use, and mat
ing those who are wedded to silver
see that it was impracticable as an abso
lute basis of currency. Mexico is an ob
ject lesson which it sometimes seems to
me these people entirely disregard.
A prominent attorney said to me a few
days ago that he did not see why the
United States Government should need to
take up its greenbacks; that it should bjfe
able to float any amount of such curren«W
it chose and without interest. I replies
to him that the Government was in the
position of a man whose , credit has be
come impaired hy bis expenses heiirg
larger than his income; that while such?*
person might for a time float a number ©f
demand hills, still, his only safe course
eventually would be to so" arrange his
pecuniary affairs by issuing bonds or
mortgages, so that he could not be called
upon at any time on demand for suihs
that he might not be able to pay.
Experience has proved that the Govern
ment is poorly equipped for going into
the banking business. A bank having a
few hundred directors who vary greatly in
their financial ideas would be a corpora
tion which could not expect any success,
and that is the condition in which the
Government finds itself today. Having*
credit which should be second to none on
the globe, the olficers of the Government
have had their hands tied for the lack of
necessary legislation, and the whole coun
try is waiting in suspense on account of
the lack of decision exhibited. No private
corporation would allow itself to suffer for
this cause when it was so well equipped
with actual resources. It seems to be the
general impression that no financial leg
islation may be looked for from the pres
ent Congress, and it is likely that the
President, will call the incoming Congress
into immediate session, in order to con
sider these matters. I think, however,
that if the matter could be tided over for
a few months that the receipts from the
income tax will so strengthen the Gov
ernment that the trouble will be temporal
rily, at least, past, and that longer time
may be allowed for a thorough and care
ful revision of the financial methods of
the country.
move tiie mineral display from the State
Library and another to appropriate $SOOQ
for Agnews asylum,
Two petitions for the enactment of s
Sunday law were read. '
Appropriation to Pay the Men for Duty
During the Big Strike
Sacramento. Fch. 18. -The Assembly
passed a hill today, unanimously, appro
priating $14'-V.!:'3 to the National Guard of
California for services during the late
tailroad strike.
The Philbrook Bill Will (in
Sacramento, Feb. 18.—The Senate Judi
ciary Committee tonight agreed to report
favorably on what has been termed the
Philbrook'bili providing that no practicing
attorney can he disbarred for contempt'of
court without having lirst been convicted
by a jury of libel. The bill also reinstates
any attorneys who have been so disbarred
without Such trial.
The Los Angeles Herald came to hattd
last Sunday in a new form, new dress
type, new head letter, and in fact, an en
tirely new paper in all respects. We have
handled many a form—newspaper forms,
of course—and we can conceive of nothing
neater than the new Herald. There is
nothing antiquated about The Heralfi
now. Its editorials are well written anji
treat on current issues, its local resume ts
prepared by skilled reporters, and its tel
egraph reports are as good as any metrq
politan newspaper, while its miscellane
ous matter is of a very high order and
denotes careful selection. In short, The
Herald is a modern newspaper with pro
gressive ideas, and is fast taking its place
in the front rank of California journal
ism.--Modesto Weekly Banner.
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The *.os Angeles Herald made its ap
pearance last Sunday dressed in a new
suit of type, altogether making a very
handsome and inspiring appearance. Its
attractiveness caused several residents of
these parts to subscribe this week, an<,t
from opinions lately expressed we predict
that The Herald, as a daily, will hold full
sway in this section at no late day. Tllp
stolen memorial list gamed 1 for it, lots qf
sympathizers, and its zeal and 'indonP
itabfe energy and pluck in securing the
duplicate San Pedro Harbor memorial list
in the short space of six days, and the
outspoken stand aiid battle it has made
for Nan Pedro Harhor has made it htnfe
drcds of lasting friends. —Long Beach Eyß
<r * -fr
We doff our chapcau to the new Los AiS
geles Herald! With due deference to SaM
Francisco's monarch of the dailies aifi
other leading papers of the state, nnd
proper recognition of their many gortt
qualities, we believe The Herald is todaaf
the best daily published in California. In
point of editorial excellence, oompleteneM
of news service and in typographic chartS
it is without a peer in our glorious statC
We wish it the full measure of succeM
which it so richly deserves.—Sail Bemaß
dino Saturday Review.
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The Los Angeles Herald of Sunday lan
was a magnificent paper and it has kejf
up its lick every day since. The Herallj
under its new management, is a newspfi
per in every sense, of the word, and it fs
not afraid of innovation, either. Loijf
life to it.—Watsonvillc Rustler.
In Olden Times
People overlooked the importance of pcS
manently beneficial effects and were sat
isfied with transient action: hut now tha*t
it is generally known that Syrup of Figs
will permanently cure habitual constipat
ion, well informed people will not bufr
other laxatives, which act for a time, btit
finally injure the system.
Hollenbeck Hotel Cafe. Grill rooms air 4
private dining rooms. Oysters on shell. !
Kregelo it Bresee, funeral director*
Broadway and Sixth street. Tel. 243 -f
250 onvelopesftOc;'j ream writing paper at
Longstadter, 367 N. Mainst.,opp. Bsker block.
A. A. Kckslrom has removed to 324 South
Spring street with hisstock of wall paper. /
Buy the Whitney make trunk and travels"*
bag. Factory 423 S. Spring st. \'
W»llpaper hung , 10c roll, 328 S. Spring.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
World's Fair Highest Medal ana Diploma.

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