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The Herald By The Herald Publishing Company. JOHN BRADBURY, President and G neral Manager. EDITORIAL DEPARTMKNT: No. 205 New High Street. Telephone 15H. John T. Uaffey Managing Editor. BUSINESS OFFICE: Bradbury Building, 222 West Third street. Telephone 247. Douglas White Business -Manager. SUNDAY, nARCH io, 1895. The Sin Joaquin Valley road is taking a rest. What a yelping there will be when Gov ernor Budd begins to veto. The Citrus Fair has advertised Southern California at least a million dollars worth. The Salt. Lake Railroad bill is a safe win ner jn the race with a sine die adjourn ment. What a soft snap, vulgarly speaking, the Industrials of the Preston school are enjoying. This is rather early in the season, but the heavy swells have already begun to ar rive at Santa Monica. We'll have the dirt flying on that Salt Lake road before they drive tbe first spike on the San Joaquin Valley railroad. The train robbing industry isn't as lu crative as it was when Evans and Sontag and Kid Thompson were on the road. Ontario is justly proud of the results of her exhibit, at the Citrus Fair. Ontario is coming to the front with wonderful rapidity. Mrs. McComaa is right. Los Angeles is in need of school facilities and in provid ing them the industrial element should be largely embodied. You couldn't induce a Los Angeles girl to marry a titled foreigner if she didn't love him. It isn't difficult, however, to learn to love a titled foreigner. The Republ'can party was pledged to woman suffrage. That pledge has not been redeemed. The women of Califor nia who want to vota have excellent grounds for a breach of promise suit. Never mind, ladies: perhaps your suffrage bill was unconstitutional after all, so an amendment submitted to the male people of the state at the next elec tion will be as fair as ysu could expect. According to the authorized reports the Whittier Reform School is the most ex pensive public institution in the state. It is probably necessary that some burden Oil the taxpayer should be heavier than the others, and why not Whittier? The cessation in shipments of oranges to Florida is due to a glut in that market induced by the first shipments. It is also reported that street peddlers in Jackson ville and other cities of the ex-citrus belt cannot handle the cheaper varieties of our fruit until after the fust thaw. Every citizen of Los Angeles ought to begin to make up his mind concerning the advisability of the proposed bond issue. Don't wait until the last moment before informing yourself thoroughly re garding the necessity of the expenditure and the method of dispensing it. Oakland will elect municipal officers to morrow. Oakland does not expect to profit by this election, having weighed the office-seeker in the balance on many oc casions and found him sadly wanting; but it is the custom to elect somebody to ottice in that town at stated ntervals and the force of habit compels in spite ol previous disappointment. Tuesday was a sort of half-holiday, but the price of real estate plodded right along as if every day was Monday. The total amount of the recorded deeds was $44, --618.79, thirty-two of which were "nomi nal," giving a safe estimate of least $20,000 additional. It's a dull day in Los Angeles that we don't build six houses and a half and sell $50,000 worth of land on which to build more houses. Los Angeles is a city of clubs. When ever two or three are gathered together they organize and select a name. We have clubs for every conceivable purpose including discussion, at weekly intervals, of the psychological differentiation of pre historic man, and the best one ,tliat of cooking a beef steak. The club idea is a good one. The Herald commends it. The more ciubs we have the better, provided always, that they are not the sort used for assault or battery. The little Baptist Church of Berkeley is rapidly going to pieces, owing to the dis integrating influences of a corroding heresy that has emanated from the philosophical departments of the State University. How the faithful of that little Berkeley nock must regret the disuse of the rack, the thumbscrew and the pil lory as discourgers of free thought and incentives lo the outward seeming of an orthodox theology. Paul Blouet (Max O'RellJ has chal lenged Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) to tight a duel. Blouet. who is a humorist, claims that Clemens, who is also a hu morist, has insulted the women of Prance by asserting that it is a wise Frenchman who knows his father. Of course the affair is a joke—a French-American joke, as it were, but it is shrewdly suspected that it is also an advertising dodge based 01 a business proposition involving collaboration by the Max O'Rell of Amer ica ami the Mark Twain of France. In Los Angeles, it appears, it is neces sary that the authorities be reminded periodically that ordinances arc in force and that it is their duty to compel obedi ence to these laws of the municipality. That was why J. W. Potts informed the Board of Public Works concerning the dangerous rate of speed on the electric lines, and that is why the board ordered the Chief of Police to memorize the pro visions of the ordinance regulating the speed of the cars. The slaughter of a bi cycle rider by an electric car was proba bly tlie reason for the new order. The Southern California Woman's Press association will meet in convention in this city next Tuesday and Wednesday. Welcome, ladies: as practical workaday journalists you have a noble mission to perform, and the world will be glad to hear what you have to say. The wo .en who work on tlie newspapers in Southern California a.c as capable as the men anil having adopted the profession for love of it, arc probably better fitted in many respects, being devoid of the sordid mo tives thut usually animate the "trained journalist" of the male persuasion. PORT HUNTINGTON Mr. Huntington's man Frye, of Maine, once made a memorable remark concern ing Los Angeles. He said that this citydoes not need a harbor, that we should depend on San Diego. If Frye had happened to remember his master's peculiar theories concerning "long and short hauls" he would have included San Francisco as a port dependency of Los Angeles. Mr. Huntington, however, does not al together agree with his senatorial vassal in the matter of a harbor selection for the metropolis of Southern California. He has given several reasons, convincing enough to the Huntington mind, why Port Los Angeles, Santa Monica, or, as it is more accurately designated, Port Hunt ington, should be the harbor for this section of the state. These reasons are not convincing to seafaring men, but In the building of a harbor on the Hunt ington plan the fact that the propose 1 site is contiguous to a lee shore and subject to constant buffeting by prevailing storm winds, need nut be considered. The fact that Mr. Huntington owns a monopoly of the water frontage, and can thus prevent the entrance of competing railroads is all the argument necessary to induce the construction of a harbor (at Government expense) on the deadliest coast in the world. The charts of the coast survey describe Port Huntington as a bay open to every ocean wind, but the charts of the coast survey aie probably grossly inaccurate, for the owner of the port expressly declares that it is land locked and rippled only by west win,ts—those zephyrous atmos pheric agitations that "blow soft o'er the gardens of Gul in their bloom." Mr. Huntington, however, cannot dis pute, in the face of competent witnesses who have examined "the lay of the land" and the drift of the tide, and the course of the wind at Port Huntington that this "harbor" is wide open to the sea from Point Vincent to Point Dumc and broadside, without intervention, to the tremendous swells that swirl with resistless power upon the shoal of the beach or dash with ail the force of natural gravitation against the rock-bound coast. It was on the crest of one of these swells that the steamer Corona piled up on the big wharf, ripping her bulwarks fore and aft and tearing the ship from stem to stern. In approaching Port Huntington a ship captain must, be alert to avoid col lision with the big wharf; he must keep a weather-eye open for the sboal of Santa Monict's magnificent beach; and he must beware of the rocks of the outer coast. The proposition to till in the wharf at Port Huntington will result in shoaling the water and providing a fine beach for summer bathers, but it will be detrimental for harbor purposes. These dangers are well understood by underwriters, and con sequently they are chary about taking risks on first-class ships compelled to brave the southeasters of this open road stead. And certainly no careful master i would attempt to land at Port Hunting ton in foggy or stormy weather. These facts are respectfully submitted for consideration by the Congressional; committee that will investigate the har bor question, and on that investigation formulate their report regarding tbe re spective merits of Port Huntington and San Pedro. IS HUNTINGTON SHREWD? We are well aware that the high priest of the Southern Pacific dynasty is gener ally credited with being a shrewd man rather than a brilliant one. But there are occasions in which the great arbitra tor of "54 X street" in early days, seems painfully deficient in that shrewdness and forethought which is claimed by his sat ellites to be the chief distinguishing trait of his character, A case in point is the season of mid winter excursion travel across the conti nent to Southern California. At the opening of the season, he advanced the rate upon round trip tickets, good for ninety days; and forced the Santa Fe line to put its fires at similar rates under threats of charging their local rates on westbound freight destined for points north of Mojave. This the Santa Fe road could not stand and was compelled to ac cede to Mr. Huntington's demands. Bight on the back of this came the inauguration of a new style of midwinter excursion travel that the author of the famous Colton letters evidently had not contemplated. It consists of midwi iter excursion tickets to the Mediterranean, good for ninety days, with round-trip fares at $90 to Naples or Nice, $120 to Constantinople and $150 to Jerusalem, in cluding railway fare from Joppa to the most famous city in the world's history. Tlie steamers employed in this traffic are all over 4500 tons and fitted with every possible modern fixture for the comfort of their guests. The smallest are the two Antwerp packets, Waesland and Rhyn land, 4500 tons each; next in size are the Kaiser Wilhelm and Lahn, of the North German Lloyds, 7000 tons each ; then the Fuerst Bismarck and Emma Augusta of the Hamburg-American line, 7500 tons each; and last, the La Bourgogne and La Touraina of the French line, 8003 tons each. The last named ship is said to be tbe best equipped vessel in Atlantic waters and to set a table equalled by no other ship afloat. These ships leave New York every Wednesday and .Saturday. At first the number of passengers was about two hun dred and titty, but after the third trip the waybill showed invariably from four hu - dred and fifty to live hundred and twenty five names. This means a transatlantic exodus of about two thousand people a month, many of whom might bave visited California but for the prohibitory rateb charged by Brer Huntington und t c low rates offered by the steamship) lines. One would have supposed that, in order to meet such competition elsewhere, Mr. Huntington would have lowered the rates on excursion tickets to Southern Califor nia instead of increasing them. Aud that is why the Herald asks the question t is Huntington shrewd. PARKS AND BOULEVARDS On March oth, the City Council passed au ordinance "Determining that the public interest and necessity of the people of Los Angeles city demand the acquisi tion and improving of certain lands for the extension of certain public parks,etc." for the purpose of having the people au thorize the Council to issue bonds for these various improvements. This ordi nance iv the Bret three articles denotes the amount to be issued for parks, as ap portioned among these three parks, viz: Westl ike Park $25 000 East side Park _5,000 Elyalan Park 100,000 total $150,00J These bonis will probably bear 4 1-2 per cent interest and run for forty years. This will make an expenditure for the hrst LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING* MARCH 10, 1r395. year for interest of |6750, and for bonds maturing (one-fortieth each year), 13750, or a total expense the first year of $10,500. Of course, the interest and princi; al will continue to grow less as the payments are made each year. It is understood that it is the intention to have the different propositions voted upon separately, so that the people will have the opportunity to express their views upon each issue. The bonds proposed to be issued for Westlake amount to $25,000. At present this park is the pleasure resort for the people of Los Angeles because of its beau tiful lake and the excellent concerts given there by the "Military Band." The expenditures for Westlake Park, including the land and all running ex penses to March Ist, amount to $119,462.69. This park covers thirty-five acres. The improvements in walks and drives on the west side of the park have added much to its popularity. With this expenditure of $25,000 addi tional land can be purchased and the park improved so much more that the bonds asked for will be readily voted. The in come from the boating privilege and the rent of stands will pay the interest on this issue of bonds. The bonds to be issued for the East Side Park amount to the sunie as for West lake, viz: $25,000. As this park is farther from the center of the city, fewer people go there for recreation, but there is cer tainly no lovelier spot anywhere for a breuthing place for such a city as Los An gels-. These bonds should carry by a big ma jority when the time comes to vote on them. The expenditurss for East l.os Angeles Park, including the land and all running expenses to March Ist, amoum to $102, --73ti.72. This park covers about fifty acres. The bonds to be issued forElysian Park amount to double the issue for both the other parks, viz: $100,000. The purpose of issuing this large amount of bonds for this particular park is to purchase by condemnation some of the land that lies between the valleys so that more vxtended drives may be made and the land secured at a reasonable price. If the land now occupied by the Pest House and brick yards could be obtained and a boulevard built beginning on Buena Vista street, 200 fe9t wide, lined with palms, extending through the park past the greenhouses, over the hill and down through the canyon to the San Fernando valley, the fame of it would give Los An geles a world-wide advertisement that could be obtained in no other way. The expenditures for Elysian Park, in cluding the land and all running expenses to March Ist, amount to $189,753.13. This park covers between 150 and 500 acres, and the seven sections that it is proposed to condemn contain about 35 acres each, so that, the park will then con tain about 800 acres. There can be no question of the utility and desirability of park improvements, and the people will not hesitate to author ize the necessary expenditure, provided that they are guaranteed against risk of wasteful diversion of the fund. It must be clearly understood that no opportunity for corruption or extravagance will be permitted, and it must be demonstrated that every dollar expended will lie used to the best advantage and solely for the purpose for which it is voted. It is now hinted that Senator Fair "left" several "last wills"—cords of them in fact. This must be discouraging in formation for the will larcenists and testa ment contestants. Just as they have gob bled one of these wills and got it nicely concealed ready for production at the be hest of the highest bidder for contest pur poses, or destruction, another of more po tent force is unearthed; and while the prospective contestants are securing evi dence to break this particular will some body bobs up serenely with another parch ment holograph, the contents of which are carefully concealed, thus throwing the evidence hunters into a quandary, and mixing the whole business over again. Senator Fair was undoubtedly insane, but there seems to have been no method in his madness. The Salt Lake Railroad bill has passed the Senate and there is much rejoicing, not only among the Southern California delegation but among the people In this section of the state generally. San Fran cisco can have the Valley Railroad and take all the country north of Bakersfield. but let Los Angeles once get direct com munication to Salt Lake, opening up the rich mineral and coal country through which the road as proposed will pass, and prosperity such as this section has never enjoyed, even in the halcyon days, will attend. See to it, gentlemen, that the bill goes through. Northern California is old enough and big enough to make its own fights. OUT-OF-THE-WAY FACTS The Pacific mills at Lawrence, Mass., are the largest print works in the country. Rubber was little used, except for eras ing until 1820, 300 years after its dis covery. For the first time in thirty years all the territorial offices in New Mexico are tilled with Democrats. An eagle with seven feet spread of wings was caught in a wolf trap near Brady Island, Neb., recently. Yearning. RICHARD REAI.F. God! What a pitiful mockery Seems this poor human speech, To paint the marvelous majesty That ray life desi4.ni to reach. God! how much less than my death Is this outspoken tongue To grasp the glorious hymn of fai h Which my soul and I have sung. Oh ! but for the lips of living fire That breathe ray p rfect heart, And Hash the tones from my spirit lyre In the voice with which they start! Oh ! but tlie languago that would scor.'h The pit where the foul shames dwell, And gleam and glare like a naming torch To the deepestgraves of bell. Oh ! for an utterance that would sweep Like the red, hot-lipped simoon, And wither the damning things that keep This beautiful world in gloom. Oh ! for a voice whose tones should fall Like the touch of a mother's prayer On the sick and sorrowing souls of all Who pine ior a holier air. Oh !if my passiona c scora of wrong, And my fathomless love of right And the beautiful hopes that thrill and throng My soul like tho stars of night— Oh, if but these could pass my lips In the might with which they rise, How I'd tear and trample the black eclipse Tuat sbroudeth my aching eyes. Oh, Christ! for a boundless Pentecost To rest on my hearing soul, And giva it speech of the Holy Ghost Instead of this stammering dole- Then, Jesus, the lofty hymn sublime I'd fling on life's panting sea Should ring on the panting shores of Time And thrill thro' Eteruity. THE PRESS ON FIESTA Preparations for La Fiesta de Los An geles proceed with vigor. The bands will cost some $3000 or $4000, and the floats will be on a scale of splendor never before attempted in Los Angeles. It will be an occasion long to be remembered by those fortunate enough to witness it.—Ontario Record. Director-General Meyberg of the Los Angeles Fiesta, in speaking of the assist ance offered by the merchants of San Francisco, very justly said: "It is a sign that sectional feeling is wearing away and that we are all going to work to gether for the upbuilding of the state." That is exactly what it means, and it is a happy coincidence that the manifesta tion of it should be celebrated in a grand springtime festival.—San Francisco Cajll. Our Los Angeles friends are gratified at the interest taken by San Franicsco busi ness men in the coming Fiesta in the City of the Angels. They accept it as nn indication that the sectional feeling which has been supposed to exist between Northern and Southern California is wearing away, and tiiat the people of both sections are going to work together for the upbuilding of tlie state.—San Fran cisco Call. The Chamber of Commerce of this city should see that this city is represented in a creditable manner at the Fiesta, as the festival will be an invaluable advertisr mcnt of every city represented. Nearly all the towns of Southern California intend taking advantage of the opportunity of making displays in the parade, and Or ange county should not forfeit her reputa tion for the production oi attractive and artistic displays by a failure to respond to the invitation of " the Fiesta committee sent to the Board of Trustees and re ferred to the Chamber of Commerce for action some time ago.—Sauta Ana Blade. One remarkable feature about the Fiesta de Los Angeles' which takes place at Los Angeles from April 15 to April 20, will be the presence of bands of Indians from Arizona, New Mexico and Mission In dians from California reservations. The Indians take great pride in these Fiestas and form one of its most attractive spec tacles. At one of the reservations is an aged Mission Indian, who has reached the ripe age of 125 years, and who still re tains his faculties with remarkable vigor in spite of his mummified appearance. His participation in the Fiesta pageants will be arranged for, and the old fellow is looking forward to it as a great event.— San Pedro Times. Mr. Cargill went up to Los Angeles one day last week to attend the orange ex change meeting, and returned decorated with Fiesta colors, having been taken in hand by the Fiesta managers and selected as the representative of Orange county on the committee of arrangements; The committee, to the number of forty, in cluding our fellow-townsman and his daughter, Mrs. Harrison, went on a trip to Mount Lowe, and were royally enter tained. Mr. Cargill will appoint a num ber of precinct committeemen from the different sections of the county, and sug gests that the people of this neighbrhood get together and have an Anaheim float in the parade. There will probably be un Orange county float and a Santa Ana float, and there ought to be one from this city.—Anaheim Garette. The carnival will, take place from the sth to the 20th of'-April, inclusive, oc cupying an entire week. % Each day will have a varied and magnificent pro gramme. The week will begin with the spectacle most appropriate to the occas ion, the reception of the Queen of La Fiesta, the Queen of the Angels, who is attended by a glittering train of maids of honor and cavaliers. Into her hands will be given the keys of the city and its'government for a week. From this time the revels of the carnival will begin, and will include street parades, masquerade balls, battle ot flowers, races and many other features. The carnival pageants are designed to be educational as well as spectacular, and will deal with tbe fascinating story of the discovery and civilization of the great Pacific countries of North and Boi'th America. They will portray incidents and nivths in the con quest of Spanish America before the Pil grim fathers landed on our shores; the manners and customs of the wonderful I native tribes who inhabited the land; i tbe thrilling narrative of the sufferings and achievements of the Conquistadores; and they will have for their basis the matchless story of the great West.— Pomona Progress. Los Angeles is to have La Fiesta in April, beginning the 15th and lasiing live days. This carnival is to Los Angeles what the Mardi.Gras is to New Orleans. The whole country will ue represented there and it will be an excellent time to attract the attention of a desirable class of people to any given object. Recogniz ing this J. F. Cooper o' Los Angeles, a stockholder in the Visalia waterworks, has written to several of our citizens sug gesting that an effort be made to have Visalia district and its exhaustless re sources creditably represented there during the carnival. Mr. Cooper is satitied that if Tulare county, or Visalia in. particular, will take up this matter we could get a good representation and send a float for the procession that would prove a great ad vertisement for this section. Mr. Cooper's suggestion is a most excellent one and had it not been for the agitation of the competing railroad our citizens would probably have acted upon it. The new railroad" successfully turned the attention of this part of the San Joaquin valley from Los Angeles, to which city it was surely turning for relief commercially, previous to the railroad movement started by Glaus Spreckels. The interest Mr. Cooper has shown in the welfare of Visalia in trying to work up an interest in the matter is, and ought to be. greatly appreciated by Visalians.—Visalia Times. One of the most charming fancies of the gorgeous carnival of Southern Califor nia, La Fiesta de Los Angees, which takes place at Los Angeles from April sth to the 20th, is that of placing its brilliant festivities under the rule of the Queen of the Angels. Surrounded by a court of beauties, wdio come from all the cities of California, and gallant cavaliers, her scep tre covers the charming country in which her rule is omnipotent for a week. As in the past, public curiosity is aroused to a high pitch to discover the identity of I Her Majesty, but it is guarded faithfully. It usually is revealed during the grand carnival masque ball, which cccurs dur ing the latter part of the week, but the time when the mortal personality of Her Majesty will be made known is this seaaon veiled "in uncertainty, as well as the per sonnel of her court. The growing magnitude of the carnival has been eniphasizd by the decisions of the business men of San Francico to have the Golden Gate metropolis of the Pacific representd in its street pageants. The various committees engaged in ar ranging for the Fiesta number 200 of the leading citizens of Los Angeles, and they are devoting an immense amount of time to all its details. The work of the last two months has resulted In the crystal lization of plans which will undoubtedly make the carnival the most striking event of the kind ever given in the West.— Riverside Enterprise. HABEAS CORPUS DISMISSED A Police Trick Calls for the Severe Censure of Judge Shaw 0. B. Gray and William Harris, two young men accused of several burglaries, were brought before Judge Shaw yester day on a writ of habeas corpus alleging that they were unlawfully held by the Chief of Police without warrant of law. Judge Shaw said that there had been an evident attempt made at the city prison to evade the law in the service of the writ and that he did not want it to occur again. This had been done by the police turning over its prisoners to the Sheriff when it was found out that a writ of habeas corpus had been issued. Judge Shaw us exceedinlgy indignant at this trick. The writ was dismissed upon it being shown by Deputy District Attor ney Willis that the prisoners had been properly committed for trial examination by Justice Owen. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDITORS One of the most com mendable acts of our state Legislators was the passage of the bill making contract marriages illegal.— Ventura Free Press. The traveling public will be pained to learn that the prospective rate war has been amicably adjusted by the transconti nental lines.—Santa Ana Blade. Great improvement is being made in some newspapers by allowing women to get out one entire issuo. Why not try the issue on Congress?— Weekly Venturian. | Since the income tax is in force, South ern Calforna orange growers are not like ly to unduly advertise the yields of their orchards, after boom-time methods.— Riverside Press. Society has now put on its sackcloth and serious mien. How much is real devotion in Lenten service is bard to tell, but externally it would seem as if tbis season were really one of devotion and needed rest for society people.—National City Recrd. Sevciul more contracts for new business buildings and dwellings wlil soon be let and there is every prospect that the early sum mer months will be lively ones here in the matter of these improvements. There is no halt in the onward march of the Crown of the Valley.—Pasadena Star. The Chinese have a dread of being mu tilated. Their religion teaches them that they should deliver up their bodies to Heaven sound and whole. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why the Celestials have proved themselves to be so much better sprinters than fighters in the Ori ental war.—Compton Record. Downey is waking up from its long Rip Van Winkle sleep. New buildings are in course of erection; streets are being graded and graveled and some of our property owners are putting their street fronts in presentable condition. Much of this kind of work remains to be done and this is the time of year to do it. — Downey Champion. It is useless to attempt to stay the pro gress of inventions, but on the other hand there is a problem which must he solved, namely, how are the thousands to be employed that are thrown out of work by new and improved machinery? We have put the question to a great many people, but no one thus far has been able to solve the problem.—Anaheim Inde pendent. The orange growers of Southern Califor nia ought to have a bonanza this year, says the San Franci?co Chronicle. They have, and under a wise administraton of their affairs they ought to have a bonanza for many years. The California oranges are going into many markets that they never entered before. They are of fine quality. The Eastern dealers say no bet ter oranges ever grew than they are receiv ing from this state this year.—Pomona Progress. C. P. Huntington says In New York that he thinks Claus Spreckels and his friends will build a road in the San Joa quin Valley. "Yes, there is room in Cal ifornia for the new line. It requires only a spa<"*"»i» thirteen feet from the center of one track to the center of another, and there is a lot of ground in California." That being the fact, it is well to remem ber that the Southern Pacific occupies exactly that amount of open country. It looks, now that Collis has called attention to the matter, as though there was room for a competing line.—San Diego Union. HEARD IN PASSING Newwed—That's a perfect angel of a cottage. Don't you think so? Bride—Well, it certainly has* wings, if that's what you refer to. Chorus Fsy—Personalis, I detest them, but I like to look bacic'on them after i have gone through them. Souorette—What? Adversities? Fay—No; dudes. Wool—l'm awfully behind in my read ing. Van Pelt—How's that? Wool—l got switched off on Trilby, and now I'm behind on at least nine "or ten new lives of Napoleon. Lea—The Daily Howler has an insurance scheme that if you meet with a fatal acci dent anil have a copy of the Howler on you your family gets $500. Perrins, contemptuously—lt's a safe offer. Nobody would be found dead wjth it. Coddington—l wonder if Hor.iblower means to insinuate anything? Fulljamas—Whv? How's that! Coddington—Well, every time I tell him anything he always starts off. when I'm through, "That reminds me of something —now, this is a true story"— Wife —You say that you were detained at the office over a will case? Great Lawyer—Yes. A consultation with the heir. Wife —Ah, yes; I see you've brought it home on your shoulder. Blonde, too, wasn't it? Reporter—l suppose the living skeleton married the mammoth woman for adver tising purposes? Museum Manager—Not at all, sir. The doctor told him Tie had to get flesh, and that seemed to be the only way he could get it. Miss Wantcrneau—Why do you call your dog Trilby, Mr. Wagleigh? Mr. Wagleigh—A policeman hit her with one of those new concealed clubs the other day. Miss Wanterneau—What has that to do with it? Mr. Wagleigh—Don't you see? She was struck with a Little Billy. THINKS REPENTANCE ENOUGH The Average Man too Pond of Protracted Self-Aoasement Here is the title of v book, now in press, that will attract more than ordinary at tention: Maritus Vulgaris, the Common Husband; His Causes, Management and Cure. . Through the courtesy of an Eng lish paper, the Boston Journal is enabled to quote this passage from the above mentioned book: "Perhaps wives might endure these things if it were not taken for granted that they would. But a hus band thinks he is amply acquitted of any thing that he has done, however heinous, if only he come afterward to his wife in a tine fever of repentance, and tell her that she is an angel and a dear little woman and far too good for him. I believe there are husbands who think that would ex cuse an attempt at wife murder. He will wallow and wallow in a scene of protracted self-abasement. He seems to derive the greatest pleasure from this operation. It has never been known to occur to any husband that this little ceremony, re peated weekly, grows monotonous after a year or so. As a contribution to the psychology of thes creatures it would be interesting to find out how it would affect him if a ife behaved (and misbehaved) in the same way. But, then, to quote a husband, 'Women are so different. " THE JONATHAN'S MEET A Grand Good Time at the Club Rooms Last Night—Everybody There Between one and two hundred Jonath ans met last night at the rooms of the Jonathan Club and celebrated their usual Saturday evening. It was a merry crowd and everybody had a good time with a small piece left over. The com mittee on the evening's entertainment presented an excellent programme, which consisted of the following numbers: Song—Albert Hawthorn. Piano solo—Prof. George Walden. .-ong—M A. Kraser. Piano se ections—J. ,M. Shawhan. Song with guitar—G. L. Silver. Banjo selections-Dan Polk. Bass solo—Ben Sloss. Vocal selection—J. p. Dolan. Stories prank Thompson. Bass solo—Wintield Blake. Vocal selections—H ip i Koyer. Stories—George Goldsmith. Tenor solo—Prof. Werner. b-loßtions—O. K. Cole and Lie Latt— SENATOR WHITE RETURNS Several of His Colleagues To Be Here in May TO VIEW SAN PEDRO HARBOR Tbe Reilly Funding and Pooling Billa May Become Laws The Majority of the Present Senate In Pavor ot Unlimited Coinage ol Silver. No Extra Session United Btates Senator Stephen M. White returned last evening fresh from his labors at Washington. The pleasure of his home coming was marred, however, by the serious illness of Mrs. White's mother at the family residence. Being asked by a Herald representative his opinion re garding the San Pedro harbor proposi tion, Senator White said: "With reference to that matter it is utterly impossible at this date to say who will constitute the House committee on rivers and harbors. The late Senatorial elections have also materially changed the constitution of the Senate committee on commerce, four of the old members having been superseded. "The Senators thus retired are sup posed to have favored Santa Monica, be cause of opinions formed upon the sub ject three of four years ago, based upon representations then made to them. I feel very confident that the majority of the commerce committee us it now stands, and there are seven of the id members left, favor San Pedro. There are some of the members who prefer to see the ground, and these gentlemen have assured me that they will be here, although no date has been set for their trip. "There will be several important Sena tors, outside of those who are members of the Senate committee, in California dur ing this vacation. Senators Brice, Dubois and Wilson of Washington will visit South ern California. It is very probable that Senators Gorman, Murphy and Cullom of the commerce committee will be here in May, and Senator-elect Klkins is expect ed to be in Los Angeles about the 20th of this month. He is now in Mexiio. "In addition to tho deep water harbor ptroject, I hope to have Congress adopt substantially the scheme outlined if Colonel Benyaurd in a communication to the chief engineer, which was lately furnished to the Senate on my motion. No plan for the improvement of the inner harbor has been adopted by the War De partment since the last expenditure for the reason as reported by General Casey that it was desired to learn the effect of the labor already done." "What are the prospects for the pas sage of the Reilly refunding bill at the next session?" was asked. "With reference to the Reilly refunding bill, everyone undertsands that the meas ure as it lirst came from the committee was killed In the House, but an effort was made to resuscitate it in another form. Mr. Boatner. who was one of the leading opponents of the measure as it was first proposed, asked tne whether f would filibuster against the modified proposition if it reached the Senate. I re plied in the affirmative and the matter wa dropped. The pooling bill which passed the House died for want of action, because several Senators, includ ing myself, announced that we would talk it to death if it was called up. As the session was so nearly at an end, even a single Senator could readily defeat any such measure. Under the rules of that body there is one method of closing the debate, except through lack of physical endurance, and no one is ever called to order because of the presentation of a rel evant matter as long as parliamentary laguage is used. "I expect that the Reilly funding bill and the railroad pooling proposition will De renewed at the extra session. I have no means of knowing how these bills will he received in the House, but if I am to judge by the attitude of the Republican members of the present Congress, I must conclude that both measures will be re garded with favor by a majority." "Do you think that an extra session will be called on financial matters?" "As far as an extra session Is con cerned, I do not consider such action is to be anticipated. The only end to be reached by continuing th» Fifty-fourth Congress would be the enactment of financial legislation in accordance with the views of President Cleveland. While the new House might agree upon some project covering his views, the Senate will never consent to any legislation thai; does not look to the unlimited coinage of silver. Everyone knows that the next Senate will be more strongly silver than the present, and there is now a majority of that body in sympathy with the white metal. Under these conditions it would be manifestly useless to bring the present Congress together. Besides I believe that the receipts will be in excess of the expenditures for the present fiscal year." HUNTING HER DAUGHTER A riother Appeals to the Police to Save Her Olrl "There is a woman here who is coaxing young girls away from home," said Mrs. M. Collins yesterday, "and she has my sixteen year old daughter Caddie now." Mrs. Collins was much excited and was hunting Officer Wright of the Humane Society in the hope that he could rescue her child before it was too late to save her from a life of shame. "My daughter," continued Mrs. Collins, "met this womaij some time ago. The woman calls herself Mrs. Rizier and says she lives on West First street. Whether the name or ad dress is correct I do not know, but I do know my daughter was a good child up to the time she met this woman. Now I fear that the girl has gone wrong or will go wrong unless quickly rescued and I want the police to get her even if she has to be sent to Whittier." The complaint of Mrs. Collins is not the first one that has reached Officer Wright regarding women who are making it their business in this city to entice young girls away from home. The police are anxious to reach the woman or women engaged in this business and it will go hard with the first one they locate against whom proof can be brought to convict. The women who are enticing young girls from home never allow the misguided children—for they are but little more—to step aside from tho straight path while they are here. By this means they are enabled to come into court when arrested and say the girls told them they were illtreated at home, and that they took them in to keep them from harm. It is believed that Caddie Collins, if found, will furnish the connecting link in a chain of evidence the police have been welding for some time. Mrs. Collins says she is not surmising, but knows the woman whose name she has given to the police enticed her daugh ter away from home. The matter will be fully investigated by the police and the girl returned to her mother, if. possible to find her. flustc at the Park The following programme will be given at the concert at Westlafc" Park at 2 o'clock this afternoon by the Los Angeles Military Band: March Semper Fidelis, Soma. Overture, IPuritanl, B-llini. Valse, Carlotta, M lllocke, Reminiscences of Meycrceer, Ar Claus; (a Pilgrims chorus, Wagner; lb) Eveuijg Star, \V aguer. Pizzicato polka, Strauss. Mar. b, The Gladiator, Sousa. Overture, Raymond, Thomas. Polish National Dance. Soharwenka. Fantasie. lranmhilder. . umbye. Mazurka, Moonlight at Del Mont;, Donigan. Galop, Bum Bum, Resell. t Or. Price's Cream Baking Powder World's Pair Highest Medal and Diploma. .