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The Herald By The Herald Publishing Company. JOHN BRADBURY, President and tii neral Manager. EDITORIAL PEPARTMKNT: No. 203 New High Street. Telephone ISO. John- T. Oxrrmv Managing Editor. BUSINESS OFFICE: Bradbury Building, 222 West Third street. Telephone '-'t7. . DOIOI.AS White Business Manager. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1805- Hurrah for Pomona! Pomona leads the procession. The Sunday Herald will please you. Our olives, too, are the best in the world. Si-nn the petition for the Salt Lake Rail road. San Francisco has ceased to be a man ana town. It's hard for a San Diego man to give up an office. Just look at the people flocking to Southern California. Uneasy must rest the remains of the modern millionaire. Hereafter California wine will not mas querade in a French label. The Citrus Fair is tbe next big event. Let us make the most of it. They used to go to Florida, but now know where Southern California is. Mrs. John Martin is on the war-path again. Mrs. John is a queer quantity. The Herald's San Pedro petition evi dently stirr.' l them up at Washington. Wiio will say now that petitions are "fit only for the waste paper basket?" What's the matter? A whole day wasted and the Mexican trouble not settled yet? All is not sunshine in the life of a book maker. Especially when Longenders win. If war does not result from the quarrel between the Coahuilla The Herald is no guesser. Oakland still appears to be on the map, despite the Marine Hermit's dire predic tions. If we only had that cable to the islands we would know about that white wall work. "Mr. Dole, the Duke of Waikiki is taken. " "Off with his head—so much for "waikiki!" There's a way to build that Salt Lake road, and the people of Los Angeles will find it. That prize medal for the best box of oranges is still within reach of the com petitors. Huntington provides for ex-Oakland Mayors by giving them positions as flag men at "Death" crossing. A Los Angeles man has been robbed in Chicago. He did not have to go away from home to abhieve that distinction. It is plain now why our turgescent and envious contemporaries attempted to dis credit The Herald's San Pedro memorial. If the Southern California delegation will stand solid for the Salt Lake proposi tion one hard problem will be easily solved. San Francisco's charitable people should be ashamed. A family starved to death in that city of millionaires and restaur ants. When a National Bank president gets to writing letters to Congressmen regarding finance, look out for money measures with jokers in them. A congressional committee is coming to California to report finally on the location of the deep-sea harbor at San Pedro. This is one result of The Herald's petition. And eggs! Just think of it! We are shipping 'em to Chicago by the car load! Anything else you want, gentlemen? If there is, ask for it. Don't be bashful. A Florida sleigh is constructed on the same general principle as a Pasadena tally ho. The only difference is that the for mer slides on runners and the latter rolls on wheels. Here we are again. The absurd woid "motorneer" has been invented by some body who imagines that it is a philo logical parallel of "engineer." I/?t the wretch be forthwith "electrocuted." Nothing is lost by agitation. A victory is assured for San Pedro through agita tion; San Francisco was roused to build a competing railroad down the San Joaquin Valley by agitation, and the Salt Lake railroad can be built in the same manner. The new evening paper will be modeled on the style of the New York Evening Pun. The Lus Angeles paper ought to be brighter than the New York journal, for the sun that shines for Southern Califor nia is of more radiant quality, more genial and less fatal in its stroke. Oranges are rolling out of Los Angeles as the rate of 100 car loads a day. The Eastern taste will soon be educated to the Southern California flavor, and by the time Florida and the foreign orchards be gin to produce again there will he no market for the product. flood for the Native Sons and Daught ers of San Francisco! They did not fail to remember that it was tne birthday of the Father of their Country and they im pVfSse l the fact on the observation of the community with a patriotic fervor that promises well for the future of the com monwealth. The Sunday Herald will contain a great variety of interesting reading. You may inform yourself on a multitude of sub jects by reading this issue of The Her uld. und entertain yourself at the same tiiju'. It is not necessary to proclaim our merits boastfully—the paper will speak for itsdf. If you do not subscribe for The Herald, buy one tomorrow as a sample. Ym: will learn to like it, and eventually you will not be without it. What is tin; matter with Redlands? Why does the Grem of the Southern Tier l.i j reluctant at the tail of the Fiesta pa rade? It lie, Hands is not represented in our festival it will be like a maiden with out a wooer, a Saint without a hulo, a poem without a rhyme. Not sulking be cause Pomona is to be there, we hope* There now, we knew it would be all right --that lovely smile is tiie best evidence thut somebody, or something is forgiven. liedlands will be there all right. L,OS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORXI!N"Gr, FEBRUARY 23, 1895. NOW FOR SALT LAKE A large and enthusiastic meeting of in fluential citizens convened last evening in this city, and by unanimous vote took the initial step toward the proposed construe- tion of the Salt Lake Railroad. A com mittee of twenty was appointed to visit Sacramento, and work for the passage of a bill which will empower Los Angeles county to issue bonds for the construction of the line, and if they find that it is too late in the session to get their measure through, it has been agreed to aid in the passage of the Mathews bill, which will enable the construction of the line within the limits of the county before another Legislature convenes. The construction and equipping of the Salt Lake road means more to the Lol Angeles taxpayers than is generally un derstood. It will open and develop a country along its route, rich in coal and iron products. It will give to this city cheap fuel and cheap freight rates upon raw and finished material, thus rendering the operation of manufactories possible. j This will give to Los Angeles employ! -! ment for the skilled mechanic, and the ! common laborer, a class of people who i have made all the great cities of the | country what they are today. In another column of The Herald will be found a petition to the Legislature, prepared by the meeting last night, and every taxpayer in the county who has a desire to see Los Angeles the metropolis of the Coast should sign it and send it to The Herald office. It is not likely th it the Spreck Is Val ley road will be bull to Los Angeles un less we build it ourselves. But it is more than prob ble that ihis road will secure transcontinental connection by a line from Bakersfield across the Sierras to Salt Lake. In this manner Los Angeles is to be deprived of benefits accruing from an agitation that was .-ta'ted in this city. It is full time that Los Angeles took cogniza cc of the drift of events and in .de an effort on our own behalf. Let us seize our opportunity and make the most of it. Let every citizen of Los Angeles interest himself in this move ment as he did for the San Pedro harbor proposiiion. Sign the petition that will be circulated today and by every other means aid this enterprise in its new form. Write to the legislative representatives of Southern California—urge them to make common cause on behalf of a project that, if suc cessful, will give Los Angeles a commer cial prestige second to no other city on the Pacific Coast. A REASONABLE REQUEST It is not the purpose of The Herald at this time to criticise the police depart ment of Los Angeles as it may deserve. It is not. necessary just now to call the attent ion of the Commissioners to the fact that a little closer inspection on their part might disclose a condition of affairs in this section of the government not at all creditable to the municipality. But on behalf of the newspapers and the pub lic who derive their knowledge of police matters through that medium of infor mation, The Belaid, with all due defer ence to the Awful Mystery of the local secret service, requests the Commissioners to instruct the Chief of that service to al low better facilities in the department for the gathering of news. It is a police excuse as old as the Rue Jerusalem that to furnish the reporters of newspapers with the news of a police department is to "defeat the ends of jus tice." This excuse is still forceful in the backwoods settlements of Texas and Michigan, but it is not offered in cities pretending to metropolitan manners. Moreover, the concealment of the fact that burglaries, for instance, are of nightly occurrence in Los Angeles does not aid in the prevention of crime or the punishment of the criminals. Such con cealment, however, is an encouragement to crime; it gives the burglar better and more constant opportunity to jily his nefario s vocation, because tlv householder whom he intends to rob is unsuspecting, be ieving that as nothing concerning this class o; crime appears in the newspapers it is not prevalent, and he takes no precautions against the prowling thief. The only people benefited by this concealment are tne police and the burg lars—tbe former by reason of t c ignor ance of the community that they a c in capable of deal ng with the cv 1. ami the latter by the immunity wdi eh the silence of the press affords. The people have as much right to know what is occurring in the police depart ment as they have to be informed con cerning the operation of any other branch of the government, and the police are us amenable to public scrutiny as any other servants of the municipality. The news papers are accorded ample privileges by the police departments of all cities ex cept Los Angeles, subject only to the hon orable dealing that may exist between the gentlemen of the press and the gentlemen of the department. The Herald asks that this rule be ap plied in this city. THE REILLY ROBBERY Evidently the pious Mr. Huntington is not certain of the date of his millenium. He probably hopes to occupy the magnifi cent mausoleum he has erected in New York, before the last trump sounds, and has determined that in the meantime he will accomplish all the evil that may lie in his power. In any event, he has not relaxed li is effort to impose the Reilly re funding bill on a people that he has per sistently and consistently robbed for thirty years. He virtually acknowledges that inal Reilly bill was a raw robbery, and he apologizes for the brazen impudence of the attempted larceny by offering a "mod ification." This new bill proposes to pay the principal of the Government debt in cash, refund the accrued interest for fifty years at two percent, and extend the first mortgage bonds by a reissue, payable in installments through a period of lifty years, with interest at three percent The robbery-contemplated by this bill is the same us that proposed by the measure that was killed a few days ago. The money to pay the principal will have to be borrowed and this debt with accruing interest must be paid by the people, who are compelled to do business with Mr. Huntington's railroad corporations. These people will also be held liable for the principal ami interest of the first mort gage bonds. Moreover, this "modified" bill prevents the collection of the debt due the Government from the private plunder of the robbers. Let the Government purchase the mort gage in a business-like way, compelling Mr. Huntington and the other thieves to give back tiie boodle they have stolen from the people. We have trifled long enough with this gang of rapacious ban dits, and it is time that they were taught that, they do not own the earth, the full ness thereof, nor any portion of it. BALDWIN'S EMBARGO Lucky Baldwin has closed the gates of the Santa Anita ranch to the Raymond tally-hos, and very properly. If Mr. Bald win had not been a hospitable California!! he would have put up the bars long ago. The Raymond people have included the Santa Anita ranch in their excursion itinerary for years, without consulting the owner of the property or offering him a dollar In payment for the privileges they have enjoyed, and which, apparently, they imagine arc permanent by right of adverse possession, or something of that sort. Now that Mr. Baldwin has warned the Raymond outfit off the reservation, it would not surprise if the company began suit for damages incurred by reason of loss on what is called "the Santa Anita coupon," a card "entitling the holder to a tally-ho drive through the famous ranch of Lucky Baldwin," or words to that ef fect and meaning. These coupons compel tle "person ally conducted" tourist to lodge at the company's hotel in this county to the exclusion of Mr. Baldwin's Arcadia, and at the Palace in San Francisco in prefe - c ice to tbe Baldwin, whic i is in every respect as worthy of patronage as its more pretentious neighbor. This sort of thing has made Mr. Bald win quite weary, and he has determined to take a rest. Tbe Raymond tally-hos must hereafter tr,vol around the Santa Anita Ranch, v swing the prospect from afar, across barbed wire and cedar hedges. This is all they will get for their coupon. All others are welcome to Santa Anita. IS THERE A DIFFERENCE A WORKINIiMAN I see that Freeman G. Teed, President of the City Council, has returned from his trip to Honolulu. I don't want to be per sonal in my remarks, nor make a personal affair of this matter. Mr. Teed is con cerned as an individual. But us he is a public servant, holding a public office of honor, trust and pay at a salary of $100 per month, working for the city, doing city work, I want to ask a few questions involving a principle of officials who are absent from the duty and draw pay for full time. Is it right, unless they go to transact and do business for the city? Now this might have been the case with Mr. Teed. The city might have sent him on business, Ido not know. However, I have not heard of the City of Los Angeles having any business in Honolulu to be attended to. If the city did not send him on bniinesss and he went on his own account, on his own business, for health or pleasure, or to see and pay a visit to ex-Queen Lil, he having gone out of the United States, and having been absent from duty for some time and not doing i and performing the work of the city which he is employed to attend to, is ii'e or any other official entitled in justice to draw pay for the time they are absent? If a common workingman "was working for the city or in the public parks, and was to take even two or three days aud go fishing und hunting at Catali'na and be away from his work, nobody would think for a moment that he should have a full month's pay. He would only get pay for the days he actually worked. I want to know, in conclusion, if all men who work or do business for the city should not be treated with equal rights. Has an official any more right to draw pay when he is not in the city and off duty than a workingman? SAN PEDRO HARBOR SAN FRANCISCO FX AMI NKFI. Washington, Feb. 20.—1n tbe of the next three weeks the question of a location for the deep water harhor for Los Angeles and the region tributary is to re ceive a very thorough investigation. Senator elect Efltins of West Virginia leaves here Friday morning in a private car for Southern California. He will he accompanied by several members of his family. His trip is partly for recreation, but he says that he will spend some time in the vicinity of Los Angeles making an exhaustive examination of the relative merits of the San Pedro and Santa Monica harhor for the deep water improvements contemplated by the Government. Elkins will hardly have completed his investigation before the Senate committee will be on the way to Los Angeles to un dertake the official inquiry authorised by the recent resolution. The present indi cations are that almost every member of the committee will go. Senator Cullotn, whose health has not been good this winter, is counting on the trip. When the sub-committee contemplated this trip, just before the November elec tion, the Southern Pacific people prepared to take the party through in Hue style. The Southern Pacific is interested in 'the Santa Monica proposition. Some of the Senators now object to being the guests of either party to the controveasy. It is probable that complete arrangements for th e coming trip will be made by an officer of the Senate, and that the bill will be charged to the contingent fund. The in tention is to start as soon as convenient after adjournment, if there is no indica tion of an extra session. To add to the liveliness of the situation for Southern California people, Repre sentative Cannon of the Los Angeles dis trict will, upon his return to his constitu ents, take tiie stump and give an account of his efforts to secure an appropriation for San Pedro. He has had many inter esting bouts with the agents of C. P. Huntington, hut he got an appropriation of $40,000 in the river and harbor bill last session. The bill went to the Senate and in committee it was knocked out. Can non is going to take the stump and make plain to the people of the Los Angeles district the operation of the influences which have kept them out of a deep-water harbor after repeated reports of engineers in favor of it. Theory ROBERT CAMEaON ROGERS ■ She was so beautiful I could but fo low; Her words seemed truth Itself, I could not doubt. And so she led me out beyond the hollow Half-hearted living of the world about. M Stecp through the upward path, without mis giving, I followed as she led, and more and more She grew to seem the guide to that true living That I had set my life to looking for. "Footsore I grew and faint, though never Hearing The goal yet hopeful ever of the prize, when suddenly athwart my path appearing, 1 saw a distant gleaming barrier rise; 'A shier white wall, pierced by a single gate way, Guarding twin doors of ivory finely cut, Twin doors that as I neared them opened straightway, And passed my lender through and swiftly shut. "But when 1 came and stood beside them knocking. And strove to move tne strong-joined sileut beams. Forth eiuue a voice In sadness half, half raoek icg, 'Thou fool, go bsck, this is the gale of dreams!'" OBJECTIONS ANSWERED JAMES 0. CLARK. I see that Rev. J. S. Thomson, in a late discourse, predicts that the Roman Catholic Church will be likely to prove the strongest force in opposition to so cialism. Whether or not the reverend gentleman said this approvingly the proposition is doubtless correct, as that great religious organization is conserva tive, patriarchal, and paternal in spirit and policy, over any other Christian de nomination. In fact, it is the ecclesiastical "brake" of Christian civilization. And I am not prepared to say that, as such, it is not acting a necessary function in the order of things. Otherwise the Protestant impulse and energy might drive us along too fast. Nevertheless Protestantism will, from the very nature of t c case, lead in tbe world's progress, because it is tbe disintegrating ami individualizing foice which must hold sway before men .re prep re 1 for soc al ism. The society units must become educated in the line of independent in dividual thought before they can be properly fitted for true and 'permanent interdependent life and action, such as genuine socialism contemplates, W, must not forget thut Protestantism means more than it did when Luther, with bis mighty hammer, broke in twain the "rock" ot St. Peter and cast the Loosened fragment under the relentless tread of tbe reformation. It is a living, moving principle that knows nothing either of secular or religious boundary lines. It will never pause in its onward march till it lias trampled down and ground to powder under its heel usury and goldcralt as well as tyranny and kingcraft. The aggressive trend of emancipated human conscience and intelligence are destined to "go o torever," aud to ac complish their foreordained work without regard to religious, civil or social "pull backs." aud when the final end is reached, there will be nothing but a lin gering memory left of much that now seems ps manent and essential. Hut. n matte , human ty will b left, ami Gtod will l> Father in* deed no 1 ss than in creed, and the Son of »'an will live and shine in th race, for "lie shall see of the travail of His soul, and be satis tied," as He never can while the "least of His brethren ' are naked, hungry, or in prison, in order that a few may build palaces, corner the lands and products of the people, and "fair sumpt ously every day, under the protection of standing armies and professional men slavers. The hand on the dial moves. It is coming. But speaking ol Rev. Thomson, reminds me that he—ignorantly no doubt—confused socialism with commun ism in his discourse on that topic. The "New Standard Dictionary of the English language," which is admitted by our best scholars to be the most perfect authority up to date, on the meaning and use of words says: "Socialism is a theory of civil polity that aims to secure the reconstruction of society, increase of wealth, ami a more equal distribution of the products of labor through the public collective ownership of land and capital (as distinguished from property) ami the public collective man agement of all industries. Its motto is: '.Every one according to his deeds'—and is distinguished from communism in not demanding a eommunisy of goods." This does not resemble the definitions that we read in "leading" dailies and hear from office-seekers and sometimes from popular pulpits and even in single tax meetings, but, nevertheless, it accords with the facts of experience, and the au thority is not only unimpeachable hut strictly unbiased and impartial. I re gretted not seeing in The Herald account of a late single-tax gathering some renort of Rev. R. M. Webster's address. It is safe to infer, however, that his address, Why the Unemployed, was full of clear common sense and unanswerable logic, as he is by all odds the best and the i most searching aud unanswerable teacher of true political and social economy on this Coast or that 1 ever listened to. of course the omission of bis aeniarks in tbe report was not the fault of The I Herald, nor of the gentlemen who had charge of the meeting, but. owing to Mr. W.'bster's failure to furnish a brief report ! to The Herald, its the other speakers doubtless did of their criticisms. The Sin gle Tax Club is doing great, good in agi tating the subject of land monopoly— the underlying monopoly of all the great family' of despotism —and in making their platform free to those who hold op posite views, and while some of our So cialist friends complain occasionally of not being treated fairly at these meet ings we must not forget that the Single Taxers hire the hall and pay the ex penses incident to the occasion, and have a right to insist upon order after their own taste and manner. To do less than this would bo to invite chaos and de stroy the usefulness of the meetings. That the central principle involved in the single tax must be granted at least temporary application and expression, though, perhaps, not strictly according to the programme of its champions, is, I think, a self-evident conclusion. But it is no less evident that competition — which the single taxers so warmly defend --must, after the reduction, or even de struction of land monopoly, sooner or later destroy itself—in short, eat itself out of house ami home—and thus render col lective industry necessary as the only final and complete means of industrial salvation. The faol is, the conflict between na tions, involving the man killing and con quest by brute force, —and conflict be tween individuals involving conquest over others in trade, through superior cunning and brain force,—are identical in spi it and in final results. The one can not long survive the elimination of the others from human motive or policy. It is natural for human beings "to fra ternize except when drivs tll contentio i by kings and usurers and the instinct of selfpreservation. As soon as men learn— :,s they are fast learning through neces sity—that this instinct is best served by mutual consideration and action the latter will take the plac of national warfare and of competitive commerce. But the worst argument used against socialism, or nationalism, as contemplated by modern social reformers, is the sense less and idiotic one that "Socialism would make imbeciles." Our best answer to this proposition may be embodied in a few practical questions: Does the objector feel a growing sense of imbecility in receiving his postal ac commodations from tbe hands of men and women who are liberally paid 'for the ser vice by the General Government, and un der the direction of a Postmaster General and of postmasters who are paid regular salaries out of the Government fund? If so, would the anti-Socialist grow more manly and intelligent if Uncle Sam were to surrender the department to some fellow like Rockefeller or Huntington —either of whom would gladly assume" the responsibility and work it "for all the traffic will hear"; and let these men conduct the "business to please themselves," and without any Chance for the public, to hold them re sponsible for abuse of power, for extor tion and lor starving their employees by selling jobs to their carriers under the lovely und bettelicient sway of competi tion? Ol course, we should have "strikes," but these could be "settled" by standing armies, Pinkerton squads, and worse still, by our federal judges. Hut then, we are getting used to all this, and a little more of the same sort might help us "build character." Or, perhaps our conservative objector's children would grow up most thrifty and wise if the st it" would surrender the public school business to private corpora tions, with all it implies. Lastly, it might be better for toe general public, ami prevent a lapse into imbecility, if the Southern Pacific Company or one of its, kind could only condescend to take charge of the lire department. It is true this might be hard on poor people who could not afford to pite up enough to pay ■ ..... fi 3HT t for the service, but it would be no worse than the suffering caused to the starving farmers of Nebraska recently when thirty or forty carloads of supplies were detained some two or three weeks, and much of the contents ruined, because the Burlington and Missouri River Rail road Company refused to haul the cars until the payment of the freight was guaranteed. And, ol course, "no one was responsible," or if so tbe party with the longest purse came out ahead. Now, the aim of socialism is to simply place under a responsible head and con trol all great industries, and then let the people, as a wdiole, hold their agents re sponsible. Why not? It is a self-evident fact and a growing conviction that great private fortunes and corporations are not responsible—"have nothing to arbitrate"—and hence are a constant and impudent menace to our commonwealth. Henry George already sees this and is doing his best to unite all honest reformers under one banner. His followers—and I have great love and re spect for some of them whom I know per sonally—will no doubt follow suit by and by. W. W. STOW In a reminiscent article in this paper, on the late W. W. Stow, it is noted as singular that despite his loyalty to Stan ford und his instrumentality in procuring that statesman's elevation, he retained the lavor of Mr. Huntington to the last. " 'Huntington didn't see how he could get along without him,' is the way politi cians put it." There is a better and truer way to put it: Huntington could not persuade him to .be dismissed. In his indisposition to vacate a position of trust, Mr. Stow was not singular; the Southern Pacific Company is groaning under the services of several other fore sighted and thrifty gentlemen whom it Incurred a weary tune ago, and vainly in vites to retire with commuted pensions. As they respectfully decline to be bought off, Mr. Huntington can do no more than deplore the disadvantages of having bought them on, and continue to pay their salaries through the nose of him. Any one of them can put hint and his ac complices where the goats cannot browse upon them. They have possession of pa pers sufficient to the effecting of that re form; all that is lacking is provocation. Their action in remaining true to their trust is a noble example to American youth. In n world of faithlessness, fickle ness, ill will and dishonesty these stead fast doenmenteers have the elevation of character to stay bought.—Ambrose Bierce. W. W. Stow, the head of the political department of the Southern Pacific Com pany, is dead. He was immensely rich and eminently respectable, devoted "to his family and charitable to the poor. This We learn from the newspapers that pub lished his biography and the preacher who delivered his funeral sermon. His death is an irreparable loss to the corpora tion he served so faithfully from a per verted sense of duty, but he was none the less a public enemy. His craft and cun ning, coupled with a deep knowledge of human nature and backed up by the un limited wealth of the railroad, made him a formidable lobyist. As a political con nuhiator he hail no peer in California, and his genius made it possible for bosses of lesser note, like Higgins, Buckley, Burns and hundreds of other political par asites, to fatten upon the body politic. His management of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, of which lie was a com missioner, was characterized by ability and honesty, and his administration of that trust is one of the bright spots on a public career obscured by a pitiful pros titution of his talents to a corporation whose success is based upon the systematic corruption of public officials. Stow is dead, and many a man to whom he did a kindness will mourn his death. But to the people of California there is a world of consolation in the thought that his evil influence died with him.—Watsonvllle Rustler. If the newspapers that recently con tamed so many sickening tributes to the alleged moral worth of Bill Smw, had been more considerate of truth and less of eulogy, the people at large might possibly entertain a less exalted opinion of the hypocrisy and deceit of the press Stow wti.s the political manager of the Southern Pacific, and as such performed the dirty WOrJC that Huntington was low enough to conceive yet too exalted to carry out. Personally, Stow may have been a man worthy of consideration, but in his offi cial capacity he was a robed and sceptered king in the realms of deviltry. It is pleasant to think however, in the present instance, that the mantle of death is wide enough to cover a multitude of sins.— Ba kerslield Democrat. W. W. Stow, who was the head of the political department of the Southern Pacific Company, and was one of the Park Commission ers of San Francisco, died suddenly in his office in that city on Monday of last week. He was 71 years of age and leaves a wife and six children. His loss will be much more severe upon Collis P. Hunt ington than it will be to the state of Cali fornia and will have a tendency to weaken the railroad in politics. The Southern Pacific Company will find his position barn to fill with as able a num..—rtanford Journal. W. W. Sto.v, the well-known p lit cinn, millio air - a d park c mmissioner, of San Francisco, died very suddenly a. his office in that city la t Monday aft r.io n. The suppose l catise of his oeath was heart failure or apoplexy. He was at work in his office as v ual and was op; arently in goorl health until a few iiii .n es befor. l t c expired. He was a has v• of New York, a> d about 71 years of aire. His fortune is roughly estimated at aboui $2,000,000.— Amador Jackson Dispatch. The lower House of the California Leg islature disgraced itself and the state by adjournine: out of respect to the memory of W. W. Stow. The resolution providing for the adjournment recited that the dead political manipulator had always been ready to "give to the poor and "needy." That probably touched the sense of grati tude of the majority of the memhers. They may have "been there."—San Fran cisco Star. W. W. Stow, one of the Golden Gate Park commissioners, and a well-known politician, died suddenly in his office on February 12. He was stricken with apo plexy at 3:30 o'clock and expired half an hour later. Mr. Stow has resided in Cali fornia since 1852. He practiced law for many years and died a rich man, owning large tracts of agricultural land. He was 71 years of age.—San Francisco Monitor. Mr. Stow was a lover o fl were, and more than all this rare bloom of crims n fascinatid him. He was a child of nature union.- the trees snd plants of Golden Gat Park, knew most of them by name, and spoke of his few favoit'.its "my flow ers."—San Francisco Call. W. W. Stow, lately deceased, who is said to have felt great interest in Golden Gate Park in his lifetime, forgot that interest when it came to making a will. He did not leave it a cent, nor does a dime of his immense wealth go toward any charitable object.—Hanford Democrat. The will of W. W. Stow is said to satisfy the heirs, and there will probably be no contest. This will make County Clerk Curry breathe freely, as he will not have to engage a special guard to watch the document.—San Francisco Bulletin. There is a prospect, so the report goes, of a contest of the will of W. W. Stow, whose death occurred about a week ago. He left an estate of several millions, and the lawyers want to get a whack at it.— Napa Journal. A company has been formed to construct an electrical railway to the Yosemite. Power is to be obtained from the Merced River at three points. The road is to be of standard guage and will transport freight as well as passengers. ERSKINE M. ROSS Erskine M. Ross has been nominated by President Cleveland as United States Cir cuit Judge for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, provided for by the act of February 18, 1895. At the tirst election under the new constitution Judge Ross was elected, on the ticket with Judge Sharpstein, a Jus tice of the Supreme Court of California, drawing the short term. Thus, at the age of 84, Without having passed the usual ordeal of probation upon inferior benches -without even having held an office of any kind—he stepped from the ranks of his profession to the highest judicial posi tion within the state. He was the young est man on the supreme bench, there be ing a treat disparity between his age and that of each of li is associates. He was re elected in 1883, aud resigned four years later to give his individual attention to his private business affairs. Shortly after his resignation he was appointed Judge of of the United States Court for the South ern District of California.—Alameda En cinal. The appointment of E. M. Ross to the new position created upon the bench of the Circuit Court for the Ninth Circuit will be gratifying to Californians of ail parties. Judge Ross has made an honored name among jurists both upon the Su preme bench of the state and on the Fed eral bench as the Judge of the Southern district of California. His legal learning, his vigor of intellect and his unswerving integrity have earned him the promotion that has been accorded him. Judge Ross has doubtless made his mistakes. Even-'a Judge sometimes errs. But there has never been a decision from his court to cast a doubt on his judicial learning or his uprightness; and his appointment Is one that the people of the state may indorse with pride. —San Francisco Exam iner. The new United States Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Erskine M. Ross, made a splendid record as a member of the Supreme Court of California, which be lias since supplemented on the bench of tiie United States District Court nnd United States Court of Appeals. He is likely to be succeeded as United States District Judge by Olin Wellborn, senior member of tiie law firm of Wellborn ifc Hutton of Los Angeles, who, it is said, went to Washington in the interest of Judge Ross' promotion to the Circuit bench.—Oakland Tribune. President Cleveland has appointed Judge E. M. Ross, now District Judge of the Southern District of California, to the Circuit Court of the Ninth Circuit, and the appointment will be received with general satisfaction. Judge Ross is a man possessed of the true judicial temperament and faculty to a marked degree. When on the Supreme Court bench ot California his decisions were noted for their clearness and soundness, and the promotion he has just received has been well earned.—San Francisco Chronicle. President Cleveland deserves praise for naming Judge Ross for the position of Judge of the Ninth Judicial District just created. He has proved himself a Judge ready to do his duty fearlessly and hon estly, and in these days of an elective judiciary these qualities are none too con spicuously manifested.—Rlvdrstde Press. Judge Ross' appointment to the new Circuit bench which Congress has manu factured for this coast gives very hearty and widespread satisfaction. Judge Ross wears tbe ermine with honor, ability and that true dignity which wins respect for the judiciary.—Pasadena Star. President Cleveland lias certainly pleased Californians by his nomination of Erskine M. Ross to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth judicial circuit. He could not have made a lietter selection.—San Francisco Post. WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US Colton naturally feels sore because the Southern California Citrus Fair is to be held in Los Angeles this year. This is only natural. The people of Colton went to a big expense in building the pavilion, and to have it used but once seems a meager return for the money invested. We question the policy of the Colton Chronicle, however, which would dis credit the fair in Los Angeles. It advises the fruit growers of the county to let the fair severely alone, and if they want to show off their fruit to place it in the Chamber of Commerce exhibit in Los An geles. Colton may spite herself by pur suing this policy if she chooses, but the rest of the county believe "the bub" should tight its own battles, and will make a creditable showing of their pro ducts.—Ontario Record. According to interviews published in The Herald the citizens of Los Angeles are more favorable to a railroad built to Salt Lake than one running into the San Joaquin Valley. The Spreckels road is not likely to 'stop at Bakersfield and there is reason to believe that it will either make connection w.th the Santa Fe at Slojave, or else be pushed through Walker's Pass and thence to a connection with the Rio Grande or otner roads in Utah. Los Angeles will have to get a mov on or she will lose both this valley and the Salt Lake line.—Hanford Dem ocrat. Los Angeles boasts of a novelty in the shape of a glutton by the name of George King. He once ate twenty-one meals in a day and didn't have the stomaoh-ache. He will take a bet with any one that he can put away in his gastronomical appar atus in nine"hours a good many dozen doughnuts, eighteen large round mince pies of the tough kind you find in res taurants and three square meals besides. King would be awiully handy to have around Visaiia to eat up the tough steak the cattle around here sometimes uevelop« —Visaiia Times. Los Angeles is getting ready to build a competing road to Bakersfield. Oakland people are to get a new railroad running out of their city to—anywhere, they care, not. The valley road in San Franc sco is still booming, and—oh, here and there alt over the state there are railroad schemes. Everyone of them is after some of this Southern Pacific's business, and yet "th* octopus" quie ly contemplates the whoto works. What's to be the result?— Woo dland Reporter. The Los Angeles Herald says that prop erty owners are getting uneasy about a Santa Fe scheme, because the motor com pany has purchased land for the erection of a small depot on Garcy avenue. If the Santa Fe should make a spur from it* main line to Pomona, we do not think it would do any serous damage to us, but no nights of sleep need be lost over the matter at present.—Pomona Beacon. fl We notice that the Los Angeles ncwj» pa. ers, which used to treat San Francisco in a patronizing, supercilious fashion, are) beginning to manifest marked signs of hostility and jealousy toward Che metrow olis. We would rather see it that wi.y, though of course friendly relations and mutual assistance would be pleasanter and, for Los Angeles, more proht. o,e — San Francisco Daily Report. A good many hogs are being shipped <j Los Angeles from this section. Looks like it's a sort of waste to send live pork down, there und sell it at a low price, and then buy bacon, hams and lard from there at d high figure. Is there really any good rea son why there could not be a packing house here, aud sua lot of money kept at home that is now sent away. —Bakersfield Californian. The Los Angeles people are now clamV oring for the railroad from that city to Salt Lake. The Herald says that Li.s Angeles must be on the lookout, as the San Francisco and San Joaquin Vall.y road may switch off at Bakersfield and it transcontinental route be established over the Union Pacific —Fresno Ex positor. I Or. Price's Cream Baking Powder World's Fair Highest Award.