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™ Fight tulwcono as you find it m pUBUSiI ALLTIIENEWS. TDUSTThe event TO THE JUDOrttNTOfTttEPTOPIt WILLIAM S. CREIGHTON Editor-ln-Chlefc THE HERALD owns a full Associated Press franchise and publishes the complete telegraphic news report received daily by special leased wire. EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT: 221 East Fourth street. Telephone 168. . BUSINESS OFFICE: Bradbury Building, 222 West Third street. Telephone 247. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. By Mail, Payable in Advance. Dally and Sunday, 1 month J0.50 Dally and Sunday, 3 montha x.«j Dally and Sunday, 6 months 2.6S Dally and Sunday, 1 year 6-0" TO CITY SUBSCRIBERS. Dally, delivered, Sunday included, per month g>° Sunday only, per month "° POSTAGE RATES ON THE HERALD. 48 pages 4 centa I 32 pages 2 cents 26 pages 3 centa 28 pages 2 cents 24 pages 2 centa | IS pages 2 centa lt pages 1 cent THE WEEKLY HERALD. 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If the paper cannot be secured at any of the above places the publishers will deem it a special favor if patrons should report same to the business office. Sworn statement of circulation published on classified page. MONDAY, JUNE SS, 1896 The ratification of the Los Angeles Republicans of the nomination of Mc- Klnley and—er, let's see, what's his name? Oh, yes, Hobart—of McKlnley and Hobart, was a marked affair. It was marked with a long, wide, protrud ing variety of apathy. Is apathy a con comitant of Waterloo day nominations? California's gold production for 1895 was twenty-six times the value of its silver production for that year. This ratio of 26 to 1 would seem to indicate that as far as producing the two metals is concerned, this Is a gold state with a big G. Mike de Young may have been bowled out of his place on the Republican na tional committee by Sugar Spreckels, but that does not leave him Jobless, by a good deal. On the contrary he seems to have gone up higher. The report comes that Chairman Hanna, the head of the presidential syndlcate.has ap pointed the San Francisco news paper proprietor, sometimes by the unthinking called a Jour nalist, as one of the executive committee which will have the manage ment of McKinley's contest for the White House goal. Thus, It will be seen, Mike will be enabled to revolve for the next few months constantly within the sacred shadow of The Presence. The Republican party will find stump demagogues like the "Kansas cyclone," very inefficient promoters of its cause during the coming campaign. Such wind slingers are passe with the intelli gent masses of today. Outside of the few bigoted partisans who want their political pork from the bottom of the most ancient barrel, the people desire to hear men on the platform who can discuss the economic issues of the pres ent like educated, reasoning beings. The populace wish to know the why and the wherefore of this, that and the other, politically, and persons like the Kansas importation, who are only resourceful in misrepresentation and versatile in billingsgate solely, are liable to be the recipients of something other than re spect and applause. There are strong intimations that the appointment of Gen. Fitzhugh Lee as consul-general at Havana is about to;' bear fruit. According to a dispatch to the New York Herald, the consul-gen eral has forwarded to the president two epistles, constituting a report on the situation in Cuba and the effect of the war on American property and Interests, that are of a sensational character. In consequence, Spain may hear or feel something drop pretty soon. In the mat ter of interfering in any way, direotly or indirectly, with the status of affairs in Cuba, President Cleveland may be trusted to move with characteristic caution and sound sense. In Gen. Lee this country has at Havana a man ol exceptional capacity and lengthy ex perience in public life, who can be re lied on to lead the executive rightly in sofar as the information and advice he furnishes are concerned. TAX REDUCTION Taxation is not a blessing. The neces sity of taxation is its only Justification. High taxation diminishes returns to en terprise and labor. If taxation is con tinually increased, it will come to a point that will kill enterprise and finally de populate a locality. Los-Angeles is ap proaching a danger point from high taxes, and its citizens must see to it that taxes are reduced. Th" Herald does not believe that citizens can continue to pay 3 per cent in taxes on the full values of the assessment. There is in deed a considerable section of the city in which Improved property is not pay ing 3 per cent above insurance and re pairs. If the city is to prosper and grow no unnecessary burdens and draw backs should be placed upon lt. The county tax list Is next in Import ance to that of the city, and then come the state expenses. The county and city taxes are within our own control. Re sponsible citizens in the city and county should unite to put an end to the pres ent inefficient and extravagant system of political favoritism and Jobbery. Every enterprising man, every business man, every producer, every laborer and every labor union should come man fully Into the breach and stand off the horde of political tax-eaters who are wasting the public funds. The import ance of action, at once Independent, courageous and exclusively for the pub lic good, Is shown by the experience we have had of the strength of the polit ical push. Even good men with the best intentions are forced under party nominations and party methods to bow to the idol of expediency. We find pub lic spirited citizens under these condi tions, if not taking part in fraudulent contracts, the forcing of bums and worthless political heelers upon the pub lic pay roll, or In any fraud, bribery or corruption, still ignoring public waste and theft or condoning and even pro tecting such acts In politicians. What we want is a clean-cut Issue between the interests of the people upon the one side and the Interests of the political push on the other. THE EUCALYPTUS The volume of Abbot Kinney on the Eucalyptus, lately published In this city, will meet a want that has long existed, and has been supplied none too soon. This remarkable tree is pecu liarly suited to the requirements of Southern California, as if the foot had been measured for the shoe. In a brief review of the work of Mr. Kinney The Herald hopes to draw attention, not only to the interesting facts he pre sents, but also to the openings he sug gests for new and profitable industries. The preparation of the book has been attended with no little labor, but it has evidently been a labor of love as well as diligence. The author has not only ransacked all available sources of in formation in different languages, and in other lands, but he has also contrib uted the results of years of personal ob servation and practical and expensive experiments. He has demonstrated that the eucalyptus deserves to be regarded as the pride and prince of our forest trees. A summary outline of the volume will show the wide range of methods and the thoroughness of examination which Mr. Kinney has brought to his task. Opening with some general points con nected with the germs of the tree, he briefly recites its history, and gives an account of its transfer from its original home to other lands. Many facts are here given, which hitherto have been un known to ordinary readers. Probaly not more than one among a hundred in telligent persons knows that nearly one hundred and fifty distinct varieties ex ist of this wonderful genius. Following these comprehensive details the author takes up the several species which hay? been or are likely to be deserving of cul ture in California and with discrimina tion notices such as are of little account as well as those which may be presumed to repay propagation. Nearly fifty of these varieties are described and many of them illustrated with plates which greatly help the careful reader. A study of these species prepares us to attend to the various uses and advantages be longing to the eucalyptus. And prob ably there Is not upon the earth a tree that is, on the whole, more useful. Its uses range from the medicinal and san itary, in which there is acknowledged by the highest medical authorities to be "the promise and the potency" of wonderful healing and prophylactic properties, down to that to which a Par adise Valley nurseryman has appro priated lt. This gentleman takes the seed cup of one variety and polishes it into the bowl of a tobacco pipe to the delight of sundry lovers of the weed. There are some eleven or twelve distinct uses to which the tree and its products may be devoted, and many of them especially desirable under the conditions which exist on this coast. All these are traced out satisfactorily. Justice would not be done Mr. Kin ney's efforts to render his work exhaust ive without allusion to the botanical data which he has embodied, the various medical opinions which he has collected, and the experiments which he has con ducted or caused to be conducted by chemical experts and others. The essay of S. M. Woodbridge, Ph. D., commend ed, as it is, by Mr. Kinney, will call special attention to the subject of his tests and their results. The process of cultivation is also clearly and fully treated, and where now only here and there these trees are seen crowning the landscape, it is to be hoped that soon many a waste place will be enriched with stately eucalyptus giants, which will lift their proud heads hundreds of feet above the soil. THE TELLER MOVEMENT Apropos of the scheme to either nom inate Teller on a silver ticket or on the Democratic ticket, the following from the San Francisco Examiner is suggest ive and sensible: The sliver defection from the Republi can party is simply that and nothing more, as the case stands at present. Should the silver men, however, suc ceed in the Herculean task of convinc ing the Democrats and Populists that the currency is the sole issue before UK country, and that any great national party can with a single issue represent and harmonize the diverse beliefs held by free-silver advocates on other issues, it Is conceivable that Teller will be able to lead tbe silver sentiment outside as well as inside the Republican ranks. There is no present indication that such a situation can be brought about. Judging from the test vote in the Re publican national convention, that par ty will not contribute very extensively to the silver revolt. On the motion to lay on the table Teller's silver substi tute for the gold plank the negative; vote came largely from states which are not Republican, and even in them there was generally a sharp division. Alabama gave 19 gold and 3 silver votes, Arkansas 15 gold and one silver, Florida 7 gold and 1 silver, Kansas 15 gold and I silver, Missouri 38 goid and 1 silver, North Car olina M»i gold itnd 17% silver. Tennei see 23 gold and 1 silver, Virginia 17 gold and 7 silver, while of the other southern states these were solid for gold: Ken tucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississip pi and South Car tibia. The total vote was 818% for gold and 110% for silver. All this voting was done with the dis tinct understanding that McKlnley would accept any currency plank which the convention might offer. Hence there was no modifying influence to prevent a fair expression of opinion in the con vention. Should the Democratic convention adopt a free silver plank and nominate LOS ANGELES HEBALD: MONDAY MORNING-. JTJNEfM, 1896. a Democratic candidate, Teller would draw no strength from tt, and to nomi nate him for president would tend to alienate the free-silver Democrats who cannot swallow a protectionist candi date. AT THE THEATERS ORPHEUM.—Vaudeville will be the only amusement offered at the theaters tonight, and It Is fortunate that the local vaudeville house, the Orpheum, has such an attractive show arranged. The new bill Includes three fresh at tractions which, combined with the best of last week's program, make a thor oughly good entertainment The leading feature will be Miss Alma Herzog, the famous Wagnerian singer. Miss Her | zog comes to us with a great reputation as a vocalist, and she will undoubtedly prove a strong attraction. McAvoy and May, a rollicking duo of song and dance artists, will give a lively act, full of fun i and some laughable knock-about work. Miss Lizzie B. Raymond is billed as America's favorite serio-comic. She is certainly a splendid character vocal j Ist and will make a good addition to the i bill. Le Clair and Leslie will present their best burlesque act, entitled Cleo patra Up to Date. Mile. Carrie, the charming little bell ringer, will repeat I her clever performance of last week, with some pleasing variations. Collin'? and Collins have a fresh lot of songs and dances. Not the least of the many good things In store will be the wonderful performance of Virginia Aragon. queen of the lofty wire. The new bill Is ex ceptionally fine and will probably get a warm reception tonight. INJURED AT A FIRE A Fireman Has His Hand Cut by a Falling Piece ol Tin William Gardner, a fireman connected with engine company No. 7, was treated at the receiving hospital yesterday morning at 8:30 for a badly cut hand, sustained while working on a fire near the corner of First street and Belmont avenue at 3:30 In the morning. Gard ner had a hose, playing it on the burning building, when a piece of tin fell from the roof and struck the back ot his left hand at the wrlat, inflicting a b<ul gash, lt was temporarily bandaged atari at the hospital the wound was stltohed up and properly dressed. Gardner will be laid up for several days. COUNCIL AND SCHOOL BOARD Both Bodies Will Meet in Regular Session Today The city council meets this morning and the school board holds a regular session tonight. The latter body will formulate some sort of plans to take formal possession of the newly-built school houses. The committee of the whole will report the schedule of teach ers' salaries tor next year tonight. As previously stated, the salaries are to be as they exist. Arrangements are also to be perfected for launching the pro posed new manual training department. The city council will only transact routine business today. SPECIFIC CONTRACTS LEGAL "What obligation can be only discharged In gold?" is the caption of an article in the Selected Corporation Cases, a weekly pub lished by a law publishing firm. The arti cle treats of a subject ot general Interest and is as follows: Concerning some remarks made by us tn our Issue of May 11th on the attitude of the New York courts on the silver ques tion, as exempliiiud in the case of Black vs. Sadlier, there has come to us, presuma bly from Its author, a very Interetsing pamphlet on the "Study of National Fi nances." by M. L>. Kenyon, superintend ent ot banks of the state of Minnesota, containing certain marked passages which we copy at length: "The courts had fully determined In 1871 in the case cited (Trebllcock v. Wilson) that they would enforce specific perform ance of contracts providing for payment in specie either in gold or silver as dis tinguished from greenbacks. The first act containing the discriminating clause was that of February 28, IS7S. This legisla tion was undertaken by congress pre sumably with full knowledge of the scope of the decision of the courts, and the po sition silver held relative to other mon eys, and that it might be discriminated against by contracts, payable in either gold or greenbacks. With this knowledge 'congress enacts that silver dollars shall be legal tender at their nominal value for all debts and public dues except where otherwise expressly stipulated in the con tract. "This clear reading of a statutory pro vision, made after the decision of tho court that contracts might be enforced, wherein it was stipulated that some oth:r money than silver should be paid, leaves silver legul tender, except where other wise expressly stipulated In the contract, that is a contract payable In gold may be paid in silver dollars, unless there is an express stipulation that it shall not be paid in silver. The agreement to pay in gold tioes not contain an express stipula tion as to silver, and as such an agree ment was good against silver before the enactment, the legislation has determin ed that In order to be effective against silver, there must be an express stipula tion that silver will not be accepted in payment." We have quoted at such length from tho honorable superintendent of banks, because we are in doubt whether he in tends the above to be a .statement of the law as It Is, or of the law as it should be. In either case we take issue with Mr. Kenyon in his interpretation of the clause hereinbefore quoted in Italics. The case of Woodruff v. state of Miss., decided In April, IS9G, (which, to be per fectly fair, it should be said has been de ckled since Mr. Kenyon wrote his pamph let.) affords an excellent opportunity of showing the opinion of the United States supreme court upon this question. In that c ise there was an appeal from the decision of the supreme court of Mississippi con struing certain bonds, which acknowledged an Indebtedness of gold coin, and which promise.1 to pay "said sum." as being pay able only in gold coin. The United States supreme court held that there was not an express promise to pay in gold, and that therefore the bonds were solvable in other legal tender. Chief Justice Fuller saying, "the presumption was that where no one kind of money was specified, the bonds were payable in any kind." Justice Field, concurring said: "I nm of the opinion as stated, that no commer cial money transaction, not immoral In its character or detrimental to the general interests ot society, can be held or de clared to be invalid, because it is enforced or made payable in gold -coin or currency established or recognized by the govern ment." JusticePeekham dissenting on the ground that the court had no Jurisdiction to re verae the decree of the state court, said: "Whatever presumption the law may make based upon the grant of a power to borrow money, as to the right to make the obliga tion given therefor payable In lawful money generally, tlie presumption is of no force in tlie face of a contract to pay only in some particular medium, and whether that contract Is to be found expressed In so many words nnd in plain and perfectly un ambiguous language, or is to be inferred or Implied from u!l the language which I* used in the contract Is unimportant anil Immaterial. Thallit may be implied has In en hel l in Maryland v. Railroad com pany, 22 Wttll 10.-,." This being the opinion of the highest tribunal of tbe nation, let us see whether Mr. Kenyan's statement Is of the law as the law should lie. It is a well known and equitable principle of Die law of contracts, that an agreement tci do a thing in a cer tain way cannot be fulfilled by doing that tiling in any other way. Therefore, if 1 promise to pay in gold coin or in gold bul lion, or in any other manner. It is only by payment In the medium specified that I may t"* discharged. Again, when I promise tn pay my debtor a certain sum In gold coin, thai Is a specific agreement on my pari not to tender him paymi nt In silver, or in copper, or in legal tender notes, or. In fact, in anything except gold coin. In this connection we recall recently res ing sonic interesting correspondenc? in the Chicago l.mv Journal, wherein it we<- ieuignMiiUy denied that a Nebraska judge bad announced in advance that he \ '.i"! hold ineffectual n clause in an obli gation requiring payment In gold coin. "When tie question ns to tbe validity of contracts fur payment of any particular kind of money shall be the subject of jud clal construction," says the correspon ds mi of the Chicago Law Journal, "the courts of Nebraska will h« found In per feci harmony with tbe courts throughout the country. And so we may add, we be- I lie. c will be the courts of Minnesota. Bubblings FRMOM THE ZANJAS "Say, dey didn't give to our side a fair show up to Sacramento, last week," re marked the Deputy Zanjero, as he un folded the details of the recent Demo cratic state convention to his friend and co-adjutor, the Honorable Walter F. Parker. "Dey turned me an" my friends down all along de line, beglnnln' wid Doubleae Ryan for chairman of de convention, down to Jay Mary, Hen Brooks in de program to JVilliam L. J. Rose as agin' de Pasadena Puc*dln' for congress. Tom McCaffery had it in for hisself to take Steve White's job, apilot in de Arcade push to glory, and de' fire alarm from Cahuenga, was nlayin' a mine to x'plode his Santa Monica talent for one of de quartet as aire to lead in de battle for 16 to 1, out on Lake Mich igan next' month. Weuns all got it where de apple's in de core. "Dat was bad 'nough, but when dem long-whiskered geysers 'dopted George Patton's Idee 'bout de Long wharf an' froze agin' Uncle Collls an' Nephew- Henry's refundin' razor, dat was rub bin' it in, wasn't it, now? Hones' In jun. "De deck was kinder packed to "lect Joe Maier an' de general from Maine as delegates to de silver Jamboree an' to send Tom Darmody an' de fire alarm apalyln' de same Jew sharp at large. I hunted up Tom McCaffery an' showed him dat de play would hurt afixin' all de good people in de C. S. P. 'soclatlon to onct, for t'would give to Governor Sheldon's council de chance dey was alayin' for. My Idee was to hand de pie 'round so as to take in de whyemcea. Dats de reason de major from Arkan saw fell off de root when he did without hurttn' his nerve. "Say, Jimmy, Coleman, de 'Frisco bantam, who has gold rocks to eat for breakfast "stead of scrambled eggs, aire better dan a stack of blues. Martin Marsh fit for Coleman six years ago, an' he fit for him like blazes. Now Marsh is a-needin' friends, an' young Coleman has took de contract to prove dat Dolph ramish's' chunky partner don't train wid dis feller Buckley, who owns a chick en ranch somewhere near Livermore. Ef Coleman lands Marsh an' Marsh lands what he's after, Tom McCaffery '11 get on de campaign committee from his side, 'long wid Dolphramish, Jay Mary Hen an' de Fire Alarm. "How do yuse like de idea of de gen eral from Main street for mayor? What a snap Guy Barham's job in de police commission would be. Tom Darmody would succeed Bob Kern monopolizin' de cocktail permits, an' de rule 'bout barrin' lawyers out from makin' protec tion speeches before de board would have to be suspended 'bout once a week, to give the Cahuenga valley a chance to blow off steam. Dead low down de general Is in dis fight fer keeps, an' he'll win out, too. De town needs a change. It aire too dry here Sundays, an' de peo ple aire for a new deal all 'round. "Say, read dis love letter from St. Louis. Mark Hanna, de feller as Is a runnin' de MeKinley yellow protection museum, writes me dat dat "twixt Her vey Lindley on de one hand, an' de Eagle on de other, life weren't worth livin' back east. Herv. an' de bird has been a-rippln' each other up de back so hard to drive Hanna to drink. First one comes to him an' 'lows as he aire de hot people out in de Tehachepl country. Den, when Herv. goes out de door, de Eagle files In de window, an' tells to Mark dat de man from Fourth street an' Broadway aire a hard game as couldn't get 'lected to de Young Peo ple's home, of which he aire de father, out near Whittier. Den Herv. comes back directly an' vows dat de feathers has been pulled out de Eagle's tall so often he has to holler wld a Fiesta whistle to make hisself heard. Den de Eagle, he swears It aire a lie, he havln' more of a pull 'round home den all dem as carries de primaries in de Third ward put together. 'Go home, leetle children, both of yuse," says Hanna kinder tired like. 'Go home, both of yuse. Don't bother me. Don't yuse tumble, I'm busy a-hatchln' out a president. I hain't got time to play marbles wld kids w hen dere's men's work to be done. Here, you nigger porter.' says Hanna to a delegate from Texas, 'show dese two gentlemen to de roof an' let 'em pull up de fire 'scape afore dey strike bottom- If Tom Piatt or Matt Quay sends in any cards tell 'em to wait. I've got a date a-flggerln' how much dis fireworks has cost me so far as de rockets has already been turned loose.' "Did yuse see our turnout for protec tion an' de red metal? It was kinder cold on Saturday night. Say, I recollects de day 12 year ago when we heared dat a feller by de name of Garfield had just landed right. We didn't know Garfield from de angel Gabriel. All of us in ills country was for Blame in dem days. Soon as de news come, jes de same. Wal ter Moore an' some of de boys got a toy cannon, an' we all shouted and marched till our shoes wore out an' de heat made us hunt cover. Now, when Moore Is wanted to ratify he Is aturnin' in a fire alarm or inspectin' de hose over on de East Side. "What's de 'soclatlon goin' to do wld MeKinley? Oh. I spose as how we'll have to throw him. He hain't 16 to 1. When Governor Sheldon gets home me an' him 'II caucus, like Tom McCaffery an' de fire alarm done up to Sacramen to. Den we'll line up a program on de deal. Go chase yourself. I've got to see John Muir 'bout de fruit crop, as we aire to harvest up to Ventura in August. It won't be Harry Patton. We kinder think dat good lookln' chap hain't no longer our friend. L. J. Rose may-be can't be forced. I guess may be we'll have to bullseye on Jay Mary Hen Brooks after all. It's a mighty tough game, but what's a feller to do? So long. I'll see yusu again." PERSONALS Chester Gunn of San Diego is a guest at the Nadeau. H. P. de Mund of Pheonix, Ariz., is at the Hollenbeck. Mark R. Plaisted, the Riverside edi tor, is a guest at the Hollenbeck. J. W. Walters and wife of Red Bluff are registered at the Hollenbeck. J. Stencel and wife of San Francisco are registered at the Westminster. Mr. and Mrs. Thos. C. Ryan, from the Lost Horse mine, are at the Westmin ster. Miss Kittie A. Loomis. well-known in musical circles of this city, arrived yes terday on the steamer Corona from San Franclsoo, on a visit to her •later, Mrs. E. K. Loomla, at the Hotel Broadway; John B. Gllmour, th* wall-known wrftT er, is in from Palm Springs and at the Nadsau. Frank Grandler, editor and proprietor of the National City Record, lt at tha Ramona. R. H. McCarthy and wife of San Joae are among recent arrivals at the West minster. Cyrus C. Babb of the United States geological survey has returned to the Westminster. Charles K. Bradbury and Miss B. S. Tallman of Denver are reoent arrivals at the Westminster. C. P. Hancock of Riverside Is tn the city for a few days, accompanied by his wife. They are at the Hollenbeck. Building Superintendent Charles L Strange leaves the city this afternoon for a months' absence upon a vacation. M. M. Manning, a wholesale grocer of Portland, is registered at the Ramona. Oscar Wyanoski, a well-known artist of New York, is in the city, preparing to make a sketching tour of the state. Ho is stopping at the Hotel Ramona LIVELY STREET FIQHT Diminutive Italian Badly Used Up by Several Quite a lively row occurred at the corner of Second and Los Angeles streets at 10 oclock last evening, and as a result of the fracas two men were ar rested for disturbing the peace. Do nato de Marco is a diminutive Italian who conducts a fruit stand at the placs named. Two negroes got into a fight in the street, and commenced to heave rocks at each other. One went through his show-case, and Donato ran out and asked the negroes to play in their own back yards—in other words, to go into the street if they wanted to fight, and not break up his place with their rock throwing. > A bystander with a wooden leg named George Pearl took up the quarrel for the negroes, and Jumped on Donato for his Interference. He knocked the little Italian down and pummeled him in good <sha.pe. One of the negroes took a hand and used a rock on the hapless dago. When the police arrived he was used up and was only released by his assailants upon the approach of the officers. The negroes got away, but Peg-leg Pearl was not so fortunate, and was run in, along with Donato. Both gave bail for their appearance in court. Pearl $20 and De Marco $10. The latter then had a bad scalp wound in his head sewed up, and left fo»Jj home feeling badly abused. THE HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT Hutchison Thinks is Not All That It Should Be Pepper Trees Crowding the Street Cars Off the Track In the Southwestern Part of tha City It may be that, in this country, the poor have no legal rights, especially when they have the bad taste to be sick or become victims of regulation Amer ican accidents; still an unsophistocated youth would imagine that such dis tressed and unfortunate people might in some way win the respect and soften the ordinarily obduraote and adaman tine hearts of the case-hardened Indi viduals that usually attack the county treasury for services rendered to them selves at the county hospital. The death rate at the hospital is something altogether frightful. The sto ries told by many of those who have survived a term of Imprisonment there in indicate that the medical services rendered at the only free hospital in this holy city would put to shame the most Ignorant of country pill-mlxers and the carvers of unfortunate humanity. It is said that many of the most com plicated cases are operated upon by the raw students of the local medical col lege, even without the direction of an instructor or superior, and that the feed ing of the patient patients resembles the dosing of the boys at Squeers' school. It Is but a few months since I wrote the first article in an extensive exposi tion of the hospital practice of appro priating the clothing appertaining to the dead and then burying the bodies stark naked. Thefe were also some side re marks concerning the carving of such bodies, the neglect and fly-blowing of some of them, and the careless appropri ation of jewelry and bank checks of the deceased or exterminated. But the cart- ing; off and burying naked, after the fashion of diseased deceased hogs, was the most gruesome feature that caught the attention of the public;—and the pub lic still has a heart. As the management of the hospital has not been changed for a long time, we must expect to hear very peculiar and unsavory stories that we would "fain not hear." On some of the streets in the south western part of the city the pepper trees are about to crowd the street cars off the tracks. It is somewhat dangerous for car passengers in that quarter to look out to see where they are. We may soon hear of some one's losing an eye or two by striking a pepper bough. Then a few trees will be trimmed, and al but the eyes will be well. Some of the good hotels In this quarter of the world are afflicted with the worst system of baggy mattresses that ever cursed a decent man who wanted to sleep. No one has ever yet demonstrated why a mattress should be allowed to sink and sag In the middle until an adult who should try to sleep in it would break his back or dream all night of trying to sleep in a chair that had once owned a cane bottom. This city is sadly In need of some reg ulations concerning cab fares. At pres ent one who rides in a cab must bar gain with the driver before entering the cab, or expect to pay anywhere from two bits to two dollars per mile for his cab Journey. Magazines and other public prints have lately had quite a range In the nude pictorial line, but It has remained for one of the alleged decent magazines to publish as an art work one of the most vilely indecent pictures that ever disgraced a sheet of paper or caused a blush of shame to incarnadine the face of a decent person. The picture in ques tion represents some Japanese wrest lers who should be caged for a season with the publisher of the obnoxious pic ture. Yours truly, KDWAKU L. HUTCHISON. Wanted to Know A funny incident occurred at the po lice station yesterday afternoon when the telephone bell rang and a voice an nounced that the sender war- at Santa Monica. He asked for the delay of a minute and then made the grave an nouncement that some one had stolen his bicycle, but that he had found it again. What his object was In paying a fee for making this important item known can only be conjectured. Bee B. de Lenville was placed In the city jail last evening by Deputy Consta ble Mugnemi, who arrested him in Azu sa. He was brought in on a warrant to answer to a charge ol battery. I "Tha Beat l» the Cheap—t" m BOSTON GOODS STORE 9 TELEPHONE 904 8 I South Broadway 1 I Opposite City Hall § I Black Dress Silks | i Goods Fine Woven Habutal OA- 18 | Wash Silks sjUC i I 65c Fancy Figured ifa _ at 5? i Mohair 4vC ~ ~ f I now 17Vl Best Quality f»A.„ 1 I Fast Dye Wash Silks SMC* I ® 75c and 85c Fancy f"/\ _ at g I Figured Mohair SYfC ~ „ r.,,. 1 1 now Taffeta Silks, -/f» 1 « black and white stripes, / rjL» $ ® fi.oo and $1.25 Fancy *H\ _ at g> I® Figured Mohair /VC ,r., , ® Snow Figured and Striped AA f Printed Warp Taffeta ® 75c Mohair Diagonal at w ww 1 I 48 Inch *) *)C I A now * I Ladies' f Millinery Underwear I Specials • Ladies' Richelieu t f. _ I New line Short-back Ribbed Vests lUC « Sailor Hats, ranging in jIZ.Z.i each j§ Price from $1.00 to - 1 _ , Ladies Fine Maco Cotton s^^,® Beach Hats | »•/ Vests, white and ecru silk I/C. ® white and black |/ C ribbons, each f each, up from a 2fUK*StS- 25c s'' s * is ' IK "' SOcI selling today for, bunch MVV "■»••« a Six Small Roses and Buds, •! /\ L? d 'e s ' Black Equestrienne (-/\ I velvet and silk, worth 35c, 1I)C Tlghts OUC » selling for, bunch * VV «P J " I Clover in Colors, Ladles' Fine Ribbsd Merino mp» ® worth 75c, sJuC Vests and Pants, lull regular / J)r ® selling for made, a garment jg ! BOSTON aScSs STORE Contractors and Dealers In Asphalt, Lubricating Oils, Distillate, Engine and Car Oils. dVreCT 0F.... Asphaltum and Oil Refining Co. Plant Located on Ninth street, near Santa v» track. P. o. Box OU, Los Angeles. Cat. Telepho I■■- ft THE REVOLT HAS BEGUN One Prominent Republican Is Against His Party AND THERE WILL BE OTHERS Some Politicians Who Were Yesterday in Town Mark Hanna dive* Lot Aacelas a Big Adver tisement— McKlnley and tha Democratic Candidate May Coma Hera The revolt has begun, and if indica tions go for aught the rebellion will grow fiercer and will continue until the end of the present national campaign in November. Judge Edwin H. Lamme, one of the leading lawyers and best Re publicans In this end of the state, says that he cannot conscientiously Bupport William MeKinley. Judge Lamme does not believe in the gold section of the Re publican national platform. W. R. Higglns, whom Gov. W. H. Markham took north as private secre tary, subsequently appointing him In surance commissioner of the state, is in the city, as Is also John Lynch of Cuca monga, Republican candidate for lieu tenant-governor. The two were yester day around town under the tutelage of George Arnold. Hervey Llndley and Col. H. G. Otis are both expected home from the east today. As Llndley comes home over the Central Pacific and Otis will arrive over the Santa Fe, there is but little danger of a personal encounter between them en route. All of the delegates to the recent Democratic state convention are home, with the exception of W. H. Workman and J. Marion Brooks. The latter Is In the north for the purpose of convincing Gov. Budd that he Is the only useful member of the board of trustees of the state normal school and that all of his colleagues ought to be removed. When what was known as the Buck ley delegation left the Democratic state convention at Sacramento last Wednes day, the place in the hall which had been occupied by Dr. James M. Stanton, the popular railroad commissioner who is responsible for the 25 per cent re duction in the grain rates of the state, was taken by John Abbott, well known In this city. Abbott was one of the Southern Pacific Junta. Peculiar, was lt not? Congressman James G. Magulre has reached San Francisco from Washing ton. It was but natural that Mr. Ma gulre should have something to say about the funding hill. This he did by generously rendering to his party oppo nents full measure of credit for the work they had done against the measure. "I do not favor the election of Repub licans to congress," he said. "That goes without saying, but lt Is due Messrs. Barham, Hilborn and Bowers to say that they deserve credit for the way in which they opposed the funding bill from first to last and strove to prevent its consid eration. Loud and McLachlan did noth ing to prevent, its consideration, but, In accordance with their pledges, adhered steadily to their declared purpose of voting against any and all funding bills. As for Orove Johnson, from the very out set of the session up to the close he did all in his power to promote the consider ation and passage of this bill, which I solemnly declare Is the very worst ever presented to congress. "Powers' funding bill will be brought up for consideration in the house at the next session without a doubt, and the Frye bill, which is the same as the Pow ers measure, will be introduced in the senate. "The sentiment of Callfornlans on this question Is now well understood by the members of the present congress, an* it Is vitally Important that nothing be done or permitted to be done by the people here which might even seem to Justify Mr. Huntington's claim that a majority of the substantial people of California are in favor of his scheme or are opposed to the course pursued by the majority of the California delegation in congress on that question." Wm. McKlnley may be In Los Ange les In October, as may also be the Dem ocratic national standard bearer. Both are to be Invited to attend the San Fran cisco Fiesta. Mark Hanna has Issued the following excellent advertisement for Los Ange les, the same being dated St. Louis, June 19th: To the Republican Party of the United States—ln recognition of the courtesy of Mrs. H. W. R. Strong of Los Angeles, Cal., In presenting to the Republican na» tlonal convention, through its chair, man and the chairmen of each state, the adopted Republican emblem of 1892, made of California pampas plumes (tha only American product cultivated for the beautiful). I do hereby recommend to the party the use of this emblem in red, white and blue pampas, mounted fan-shape on a staff for parades and in terior decorations. The above Is signed by Hanna as chair man of the Republican national commit tee. The Democratic state central commit tee will, like the opposition, establish a sub-committee which Is to have charge in the coming campaign of the terri tory lying south of the Tehachepl. The headquarters of the Southern Califor nia committee will be at Los Angeles. The members of the California delega tion to the Democratic national conven tion have all written public letters, setting forth their Individual views as to what may be expected of each one at Chicago. All are for silver. W. W. Foote says: "United States Senator White of Cali fornia is an earnest and able advocate of all the principles I have suggested. I hardly think lt possible that he can be nominated, mainly because he Is too far away from the states that will naturally control the next Democratic national convention. He would suit me and could be elected, though I am compelled to say I believe his nomination could not be obtained even by the unanimous support of the California delegation, which I think he could undoubtedly se cure." J. J. Dwyer Is for Pattlson for presi dent and Harry E. Wise is for Steven son, Whitney or Patterson. Louis Metz ger Is for Campbell or Morrison, and Dr. D. F. Kagan Is for Whitney or Pattlson. E. E. Leake of Woodland Is for Whitney, Russell or Pattlson, and E. J. Rector of Nevada City Is for Whitney of Pattlson or Boles or Stevenson. Tom T. "Lane of Angels Camp Is for Senator Morgan and Thomas B. Dozier of Redding is for Boies or for Morgan. All the members of the delegation in sist, however, that the platform must not be a straddle and that so far as they are concerned they are personally against any eastern man who will not make a 16 to 1 campaign. LIFE'S ECONOMY Upon the sands of life relentless waves of fortune ever beat. And the sun upon tha tentleea Fields doth glow with burning heat. And the waves are singing, sighing. Still that old, that trite refrain: "Fortune, sorrow, laughing, crying. Honey-sweet and bitter pain. Up and down the tide forever Creepa as did lt from the first. Forging chains we must but sever. Blowing bubbles but to burst. Sunshine, darkness, evening, morning. Fade and grow nnd grow and fade. Fortune's frowning Is the dawning Of her smile—the fickle jade. —Leonard Fowler. No Satisfaction There GUley—Sir, I love your daughter. Grumpy—Well, you Infernal Idiot, that's not my fault. Don't you suppose I would have prevented lt If I could?— Philadelphia North American. "The tongue's great storehouse Is the heart." From the Hebrew to maxim sprung. "Though th feet should slip, ne'er let the tongue." The sacrod writer crowns the whole: "Who keeps his tongue doth keep his soul." —Galaxy.