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The Herald
By The Herald Publishing Company.
President and tii neral Manager.
High Street. Telephone ISO.
John- T. Oxrrmv Managing Editor.
BUSINESS OFFICE: Bradbury Building, 222
West Third street. Telephone '-'t7. .
DOIOI.AS White Business Manager.
Hurrah for Pomona!
Pomona leads the procession.
The Sunday Herald will please you.
Our olives, too, are the best in the
Si-nn the petition for the Salt Lake Rail
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
If war does not result from the quarrel
between the Coahuilla The Herald is no
Oakland still appears to be on the map,
despite the Marine Hermit's dire predic
If we only had that cable to the islands
we would know about that white wall
"Mr. Dole, the Duke of Waikiki is
taken. " "Off with his head—so much for
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
■ She was so beautiful I could but fo low;
Her words seemed truth Itself, I could not
And so she led me out beyond the hollow
Half-hearted living of the world about.
M Stecp through the upward path, without mis
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
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
Guarding twin doors of ivory finely cut,
Twin doors that as I neared them opened
And passed my lender through and swiftly
"But when 1 came and stood beside them
And strove to move tne strong-joined sileut
Forth eiuue a voice In sadness half, half raoek
'Thou fool, go bsck, this is the gale of
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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