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National Democratic Ticket For President, WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN Of Nebraska. Li .-a For Vice-President, i?-"ARTHUR SEWALL tT Of Maine. CONGRESSIONAL Fer. Member of Congress. Sixth District, C. A. BARLOW. COUNTY For Senator, Thirty-seventh District, JOHNSTONE JONES. rot Assemblyman, Seventieth District, 1 i A. R< SPRAGUE. For Assemblyman, Seventy-first District F, A. CATTERN. For Assemblyman, Seventy-second District, W. R. STEELE. For Assemblyman, Seventy-third District WM. MEAD. For Assemblyman, Seventy-fourth District, W. L. PRICE. For Assemblyman, Seventy-fifth District. S. A.WALDRON. V For Superior Court Judges. -i HENRY T. HAZARD, M. E. C. MUNDAY. GEORGE H. SMITH, A. J. UTLEY. For Supervisors. GEORGE D. PESSELL. Second District W. A. MORGAN, Fourth District. JAMES HANLEY, Fifth District. For City Justices. C. O. MORGAN. G. S. BARTHOLEMEW. Three weeks from today and the agony will be over. Major McKinley will soon be able to make permanent arrangements for stay in*; at home. But twenty-one days more and Wm. J. Bryan will be the choice of the people mt the United States for their president. Funds for legitimate campaign pur poses are imperatively needed. Sub- SCTlbe your dollars through The Herald and thus swell the resources of the cause by two dollars. The Times has a bad attack of city wa ter campaign water on the brain. It is developing pitiable congestion and symptoms of lockjaw ar* already appar ent. The European powers are sighing with relief in that the visit of the czar to their several dominions has passed off with out accident. They at once pi-oceed to congratulate themselves on a continu ance of peace. A bombshell may ex plode in the east at any moment that Will disturb this masked satisfaction. A most picturesque and godly man has passed away in the person of England's primate, Dr. Benson. The contrariness of heredity is remarkably instanced in the late archbishop of Canterbury's family. Of his two sons, one is a re markably clever agnostic poet and the other achieved notoriety by writing a nasty novel, entitled "Dodo." The frequent Introduction of new text-books Into our public schools is a Sttrtous question for many citizens, who •re not overburdened with this world's poods and can ill afford the expense, ltftre than one instance has come to the Jntpwledpe of The Herald where parents £■*-• absolutely been unable to scrape up the necessary dollars for their chil dren's demands for new school books, and the consequence Is that the children have to remain at home with their edu cation interrupted. A perfect system of free public schools should provide all the necessary text books. Such would In every way be an economy for the tax payer and would probably prevent the jobbery In school books that Is at pres ent rampant. THE MUMcIPAL CONTEST In the teeth of all manner of opposi tion from within and without, probably the most insidious and powerful that has ever been brought to bear in a similar contest, the better spirits of the Demo cratic city convention have prevailed, victory for the right has been attained, and a satisfactory and equable basis of luslon has been accomplished. The keen est fight occurred in the nomination for the councilman of the Eighth ward, and decency eventually triumphed, the con vention refusing to accept the dictates of the ward heelers. The ticket Is one upon which all honest men, who desire to see the deliverance of the city from an unjust and intriguing system, may cheerfully unite. Never have nominations been made In a city convention In Los Angeles that are in dividually so excellent and collectively so satisfactory. Strong, responsible and. In the majority of cases, tried men have been selected for the several important offices. The nominations for the council are of peculiar excellence, and if such a ticket can be carried in its entirety, cit izens may have confidence in a wholesome and progressive local government. That the bitter fight of those parties, whose interest obviously lies In the defeat of the fusion ticket, will be continued to the death, no one doubts. The candidates and their supporters must arm them selves to withstand all manner of as sault. Their nomination in this conven tion, we believe, is sufficient warranty ot their impervlousness to the wily baits that will most assuredly be offered them. Only, they must be on their guard, for the net of the fowler will be spread. It is extremely probable that all the forces of the "allied villainies" will be concentrated against the nominee for the mayoralty, an honest gentleman and a tried and faithful servant of the city, who already has declared, with no uncer tain sound, his unswerving opppositlon to the present monstrous impositions to which the city is subject. The City Wa ter company will strive its utmost to de feat Mr. Snyder. In all probability, it will receive the earnest support of their by-sllence-self-confessed organ, the Times. By past experience, however, one may reasonably prophesy that the opposition of Otis will redound to the comfort and success of Mr. Snyder. But the Water company hopes, in compassing Mr. Snyder's defeat, to be able, to hold up to the public gaze a "horrible exam ple" of one who has ventured to oppose those privileges which it has so long in- Iquitously enjoyed. Its machinations must be defeated. and to ensure this all must"be~bn their guard at every point to frustrate Its schemes by loyal and ear nest support o! Mr. Snyder. DRIED FRUIT The excellent farmers' Journal and long established Pacific Rural Press has an article on the "Dried Fruit Export Trade" in its issue of October 10th. This article shows that the dried fruit ex ports from California to European ports has been steadily developing. The re cent reduction in freight rates on through bills of lading to European centers has stimulated the dried fruit trade. A sharp advance in prices has taken place even in these dull times. Apricots, for Instance, have sold as low as m cents this summer. I'nder the lowered rates the price has gone up to 7 cents. The purchasers are reported to intend shipping to Germany. The key of succass In the orange, green and dried fruit business Is clearly in the methods of distribution and the freight? rates. There is already a surplus of pro duct of many of our fruits and there will be a surplus in nearly all. Our safety is in access to the dense populations of Europe. Our fruit growers' organiza tions have always seen that the distri bution and the freight rates governed the profits. It has only been self-seeking politicians who have talked.about pro tection to the fruit Interest. The fruit interest is already flowing over the consuming capacity of our people. Vet California Is not one-tenth settled nor one-tenth the producer she can and will be. California Is likely to be the fruit producer of the world. A restricted mar ket such as the protectionists seek to en force is death to the further develop ment of the California fruit Industry. If our fruit growers cannot export their produce there can be not only no more growth In most lines, but in many theie must be curtailment. "Protection" Is a misnomer. The policy should be called "restriction." A policy of restriction cutting off our trade and exchange is about the only thing California devel opment has to fear. California has been recognized by experts and by some gov- ernment experts, as those from Italy, to possess conditions that are so favorable as to finally destroy competition in the fruit trade. We have hardly com menced our career of fruit production. Even today thousands of acres of fruit trees are planted but not yet In bearing. Already we are exporting. Already we invade the very territories the trust agents tell us pauper labor controls. If restriction is to prevail. If our markets are to be cut off, what is the outlook for our fruit industry? All this talk about protection to the fruit men is a "trust trick." It is a transparent fraud. The politician employes of the great com bines laugh in their sleeves as they fool the people. The great trusts get boun ties. They hold home markets under a rod of iron while selling their American products to foreigners at less than the American pays. These people combine; they limit production by agreement; they fix home prices by private deals; they hold the people by the throat and r.queeze just as much as they dare. The fruit man cannot limit production. He cannot shut up his orchard like a wire nail man shuts up his factory. The fruit man cannot neglect his orchard with out destroying his capital. The fruit men in their crops are beyond the power of combines to limit production. Con sequently cinches, unfair deals and all the trust tricks of tariff and taxes must be unavailable. The fruit grower can not successfully play the part of a tariff baron; he cannot hope to profit by unfair JLOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 13, 1896. deal 3 and steals from the public taxes. The fruit grower in California both for the sake of his soul and the sake of his pocket must be an honest man and rely on his own work for success and not upon taxes forced from the work of others. BANKERS VINDICATED In our issue of last Sunday appeared a communication from a valued corre spondent, who writes over the name of "E Pluribus Unum." After it had gone before the public we! discovered that he had been misled into quoting as genuine a document commonly known as the "panic circulars of '93." and purporting to have been sent by a New York bank ing syndicate to the national banks throughout the country early in the spring of 1893, suggesting the taking of measures calculated to produce a mone tary stringency. The authenticity of the circular has been so frequently and con clusively denied that it is impossible to doubt that It was a hoax pure and sim ple; probably originated by some news paper man, whose desire to create a sen sation overcame his conscientious scru ples and good judgment. It Is not the policy of The Herald to give currency to fakes, especially such as tend to excite prejudice and animosi ties. Such things are likely to do infi nite harm, and no possible good. The Democratic party seeks the triumph of honest principles by honest means, the only means which can secure such a re sult. If we had no moral scruples w should, still, as a matter of mere policy, leave the two-edged weapons of slander and deceit to other hands. It is a matter for surprise that our sin cere and intelligent correspondent should have been taken in by such a transparent humbug. He is undoubt edly acquainted with banking men. and must know that the great majority of them, like men engaged in other lines of business, are public spirited citizens. Every measure for the general welfare finds strong support, financial and other wise, from our bankers. It is not neces sary to go away from Los Angeles to And proofs of this proposition. Whatever faults may be charged against our bank ing system, or whatever criticisms may be properly made upon the acts of indi vidual bankers, it is, nevertheless, true that a banker is usually a mam of pro bity and sagacity. Is it credible that men possessing such characteristics should deliberately conspire to wreck that business confidence upon which they are dependent for success and prosperity to a greater degree than any other class of business men? Such a thing is absurd. We are aware that most bankers do not agree with us in regard to the free coinage of silver, and attribute their position largely to that spirit of con servatism, that aversion to change, which is so natural to men engaged in their pursuits. So far as our knowledge goes, they have sought to allay appre hension, rather than create it, and when the beneficient effects of bimetallism shall have been fully demonstrated, we confidently expect that the bankers of the country will be numbered among its strongest supporters. McKINLEY ON LABOR In one of his late essays which he read to a delegation of hero worshipers Mark Hanna's candidate inadvertently gave utterance to an Important truth, as follows: The best thing In the world, next to liberty, is labor, and the best thing for labor is the opportunity to work. This sentiment, though its full mean ing is probably not understood by the Canton essayist, contains valuable food for the American intellect. It must be admitted that labor is a good thing, for otherwise the necessity of laboring in order to live would not have been Im posed upon mankind. From the be ginning of the human race an inexora ble law of nature has required that "man shall earn his bread by the sweat of his face." Whether the law is agree able to us or not, such is the law, and no one can escape from it. Some kind of labor —human effort— must be put forth by every human be ing, or physical life terminates. Mr. McKinley correctly says, "the best thing for labor is the opportunity to work." True enough—and there's the rub! All over this great country uncounted thousands of men able and willing to work, and desirous of doing so, because of necessity, are denied the opportunity of applying their labor to the passive factor In wealth production—which Is land. In no other way can human wants be supplied than by the applica tion of labor to natural resources, either directly or indirectly. But under ex isting laws and customs labor is to a great extent deprived of a chance to apply itself cither to land directly or to the products of land. And when labor does succeed in thus exerting it self it is only by the payment of toll to the owner or owners of natural op portunities. In a majority of such cases the toll demanded is so high that the land appropriator gets the greater por tion of labor's earnings, leaving to the producer only enough for a bare living. In these undeniable facts there is a great problem which the people of the United States must solve in the near future. Now* let us see what Mr. McKinley offers by way of solution of this im portant problem. In the same essay he says: ■What we want more than anything else In order to grant this opportunity to labor is the restoration of confidence. Here we have another installment of insufferable rot about "restoring con fidence," with which the mouths of pro tectionist speakers and the columns of McKinley , papers are filled. The last utterance quoted above plainly shows that trie heavily mortgaged candidate has not the slightest conception of what his first quoted utterance really meant. "Restore confidence" in what? Why, In protectionism, in William McKinley, and in Mark Harma —three of the most relentless, cold-blooded oppressors of labor, organized and unorganized. These constitute the trio of attractions in which all classes of wealth producers should have "confidence." The people are invited to blindly believe that plen ty of "confidence" reposed in such a trinity of health-giving forces will cure the ills now being endured. The sug gestion is little les» than an insult to the struggling masses who are seeking relief from an oppression imposed upon them by just such public misfortunes as the Hanna-McKinley combination. Had the political essayist omitted the "confidence" humbug, and urged a res toration of all men's natural right to use the earth for wealth production, to receive all they earn, and to trade freely when, where and with whom they please, he would have displayed a clearness of vision and a knowledge of political economy such as he has never yet furnished evidence of possessing. Most of the Bryan votes were cast In the smoking car by sporting men and sure-thing gamblers on their way to the races. The votes in the second-class car were divided, and the Pullmans were strong for McKinley.—Los Ange les Times. Who are these second-class people who ride in second-class cars? Who are those who ride in the Pullmans? There are in the United States 2,556.930 agricultural laborers, 5,055,130 farmers. 59.887 gardeners and florists, 65.829 lum bermen, 208,350 coal miners, 140, --000 other miners, 2,692,820 em ployed In domestic and personal ser vice. 1.858.504 laborers, and 237,523 who are classed as servants. These are the men who ride in second-class cars, and there are enough of them to elect Bryan Generally those who ride in the Pull mans are those who live on their rent? and interest. Bankers, merchants, mon ey lenders, corporation and trust offi cials, or those who earn their bread by the grace of banks and syndicates and would rather hold their jobs than pre serve their manhood. These gentry are eminently respectable, but they cannot elect McKinley. The Sunset Express has a touch of genius as the following sentence from Its brilliant eulogy of Dv Maurler shows: "There is an ineffable sweetness and edulcorated strain of anthropophulsm pervading the work that appeals at the outset to the reader and grows gradu ally on him." We congratulate our contemporary. It is to be hoped that its edulcurator has not yet lost all of his anthrcpophu ismistic ability. A few more of this and then "Nirvana." DIRECT LEGISLATION ABBOT KINNEY Practical politics are unsatisfactory to the citizen. The most exasperating thing about them Is that the citizen, to get one thing that he likes, has to con rent to things that he does not like. Thiß year we see men on both sides of the financial question consenting to trade and tax policies in which they do not believe. The mixture is very great at this election. Very few voters will be able to vote for candidates and meas ures entirely to their satisfaction. Hardly less exasperating is the fre quent abortion of legislation after suc cess at the polls. The Benate does not consent, the president vetoes, or, as is sometimes the case, the people's agent in a legislature, council or congress be trays his trust. This can all be cured by direct legislation. The value of one part of direct legislation Is shown In Cali fornia every time we vote on constitu tional amendments. This year we vote on several. Take, for Instance, woman suffrage. This question Is not mixed up with party prejudice. It has no alliance with any other. We are not obliged to support or defeat a candidate to take it or leave it. The voter will this year de cide the question. There will be no after histories, votes of the legislature, guber natorial vetoes. The 3d of November, on a vote of the people, we will have woman suffrage or we will not, and so end the question for awhile. Various other important points will be decided in California this year In the same way. We have had here, in the same line, de claratory votes of the whole people, as, for instance, on the exclusion of Chinese, on the election of United States senator by direct vote; also In finance, the voting of bonds, etc. All these things show the value of direct legislation in one of Its phases. Some say that they cannot trust the people, but that otherwise they would approve of direct legislation. These per sons think that the people would be too radical. Given the responsibility of di rect action, the people, while becoming more powerfully progressive, would also become far less volatile and extreme. As between the whole nation In a direct vote and time-serving politicians, often without responsibility and purely weather-vane self-seekers, there can be little doubt that the whole people would be more conservative. The exasperation citizens now feel at the purchase of their agents by corporations and the be trayal of public interests for private gain would have no longer any existence. Bribery would not exist, because it would have no advantage. Besides the the system contains the initiative, which permits a certain number of voters to submit ques tions to general vote, and the imperative mandate. This permits the people to vacate an office. A general adoption of this proposed system would remove our present politi cal confusion and make reforms prompt, direct and beyond the power of the po litical traitor. THE HERALD'S CAMPAIGN FUND To Help the Cause of the People The Herald Will Duplicate Every Dollar Subscribed That Bryan and Sewall will carry California is generally conceded, but it would be folly to be overconfident and to desist from meeting the enemy at every point. Mark Hanna is flooding the state with misleading documents, the influ ence of which must be counteracted; high-salaried orators are stumping the state in the interests of the plutocracy; their misrepresentations must be coun tered. The emergency of the situation is set forth in the following communica tion from Chairman Alford: We have allied against us in this contest the combined financial forces of the Old World and the New. With the money of which they have robbed the people, they are subsidizing the press, with the view of preventing the educa tion of the masses. They have hired orators and secret agents, whose business it Is to intimidate and deceive. They are flooding the country with literature, un true and misleading. They have powerful allies In the railroad companies and other great corporations, who are holding over the heads of their employes the threat that discharge wlll<oUow their a dvocacy of silver. To meet these conditions we must have at least enough money to-pay the expenses of speakers and to pay for the printing and distribution of literature We need this money at once, and it has been demonstrated that we can only hope for help from the plain people.—WM. ALFORD, Chairman Democratic State Central Committee. There is no time to lose. Are you doing anything to Insure the success of Bryan and Free Silver? The sooner you send in your dollar the greater value It may prove In dis seminating important arguments. EVERY DOLLAR YOU SEND IN WILL BE DUPLICATED BY THE 'HERALD until further notice. Bring or send your subscription to The H>~ld's tp- <s<o< In the Brad ■ bury Dlock.*Thlrdata»a*. TO THE EDITOR (Tho Herald under this heading prln'.s communications, but does nut assume re sponsibility for the sentiments expressed. Owing to the very large number of com munications received lately by The Herald en tho currency and other political ques tions, correspondents will understand that there may be some delay in the publication of their letters. Correspondents are re quested to cultivate brevity as far as Is consistent with the proper expression of their views.) MR. HARRIMAN REPLIES. Editor Herald: In last Sunday's Her ald, under the signature of James G. Clark, appeared a lengthy criticism or my position in the debate with Frof. W. C, Bowman. To answer this criticism the ample space of one half column lias been granted me lor which I am grateful to the editor. Mr. Clark's numerous but somewhat contradictory statements are sandwich ed with assurances of esteem and per sonal friendship, which would be both pleasing and amusing, were it not for the painful fact that the Intellectual, and. if I may say.logical, worth of his article falls so far short of his most estimable character. During the debate I stated and em phasized many times that 1 thought one would be a "blooming idiot" who, in the light of our experience, would insist that the gold standard would give relief. Yet the gentleman has permitted his blind prejudice and enthusiasm to hide this fact and in its stead has led the public to believe that i was in favor of gold. "An injury to one is the concern of all," is it? Will the free coinage of sliver benefit the wage-earning class? was the ques tion. After vainly endeavoring to evade the class struggle as stated in the question. With such platitudes as "the injury of one Is the concern of all." "the higher socialism," " one for all and all for one," "one class cannot be uplifted at the ex pense Of another class," etc., he imme diately repudiates them all by insisting that free coinage would "pecuniarily benefit the wage-worker." and strangle the "devastating money despotism." Mr. Bowman said, "prices will go up as the volume of currency increases." and read Jnhn Stewart Mill as authority, In Which case I Insisted that the volume of currency was not really Increased since the price of the commodity went up as the value of the money went down. Mr. Clark did not point out any fault in my logic. He said the fault was not In my head, but In my premises. He forgot that this was Mr. Bowman's premises. But If my head is right and the premises which were Mr. Bowman's were wrong, then both their heads and premises are wrong, to which I am agreed. He says by way of "argument" on this point that I am "seeing snakes." Mr. Clark says that no economic stu dent will dispute my proposition, "that all wealth Is derived from labor, and that the wages of the producer are less than his product, thus leaving an accu mulation of products In the hands of the few for which there is absolutely no market." If this is a fact, then it is ap parent that factories close down be cause they can find no market for their surplus product; and for the same rea son factories cannot start because ev ery %vage-worker will add all he pro duces over and above his wages to the already existing glut and clog the chan nels of commerce still more. Now, I maintain that whether a man is paid in silver or gold that this fundamental fact will not be altered, except as wages ara Increased or decreased. But Mr. Bowman saidi"wages would not Increase In proportion to the price of commodi ties." This forces the conclusion that the laborer cannot buy as much with his wage as before, and labor is therefore hurt; that the market Is decreased as the glut is proportionately Increased. Mr. Clark says the fault is not in my head, neither is the fault with my pre mises, which he indorses, but he said my conclusion was "singularly unique." "sophistry." Did you ewer hear of the "mote in your brother's eye?" Mr. Clark said that we could not "expect Mr. Bowman to confine his warm hu- manltarian heart and brain to the strict letter of the question." Hot or cold, that is precisely what we do expect In .a discussion or criticism. Good im pulses are no substitute for bad logic. As to my "martyrdom," "Phillips," "Garrison," "Davis," "the right man in the wrong place," the "lifeboat's drift ing corporation spar," "lack of confi dence," "economic hope," "insult to his good sense," etc., I shall submit to your consideration, as Mr. Clark has done, without argument. His last flight "O Job, why not de scend from your gauzy balloon and cease firing your air gun at the spots on the new-risen sun until after the Hanna- McKlnley funeral, when perhaps I may join you in the pastime." If lam in the wrong I do not see why he should Join me. If free coinage is a good thing be fore election it should be a good' thing after. I cannot see why he should de sire to go up in a gauzy balloon, except to tire that air gun of his, which he evi dently has or he would not propose such "pastime," and I am sure that every one who has read his article will be convinced that they have already heard one of its premature explosions. You will find out. Mr. Clark, that neither gold nor silver is the trouble. JOB HARRIMAN. Los Angeles, Oct. loth. DOUBLING THE VALUE OF SILVER. Editor Herald: Some of the speakers for the gold standard make a great ado about the certainty, if the free coinage of silver prevails, of the country being Hooded with "cheap money." in the shape of r,3-cent dollars; while other speakers of the same political faith, make just as great an ado about the monstrous injustice of the proposed Populist legislation that will enable the silver miners to double the value of their product by having it converted into coin worth 100 cents to the dollar. "The Beat Is the Cheaorst '* J I BOSTON goSos STORE j! | J. W. ROBINSON CO. j| | Broadway—Opposite City Hall jj > WHOLESALE I Telephone I R3TAIL >', J Third and Fourth Floors ( MalnoJi ! First and Stconl Floors , > j A Rare Opportunity jj S We place on our counters today: j! Two cases light-weight Ladies' Cloth, In black and pre- / } m j r !> ? vailing shades, all wool, 48 inches wide, at, per yard fcOt J> I Do not inter from the above quotation that these goods are inferior JI 9 grade; they are designed to satisfy the best trade and are of fine and | j S desirable quality. > < Cloakings, Plushes, Astrakhans, jj s At Moderate Prices —tt ]| J 55-inch wide fancy rough weaves, Black Cloakings, ftC« '! > at, yarJ OiJl< j, J 56-inch wide Vicuna Black Cloaking, ff| AA «! > at, yard $I.UU j» 5 56-inch rough Boucle, Cheviot and <Pf 'JS 4/> (1 CA ! > Astrakhan, at yard 9">v lv fltOU J> > 52 to 56-inch Astrakhans, fine heavy quality j > I S rs '. Me,tons '. etc :: $2.00 to $2.75 j j c 52-inch Bannockburns, Astrakhans, Persian, Lamb's !' I JM and . ,mport . ed . . c !^. s : $2.00 to $6.00 j j f Also, just received, some extra fine Brocaded Silk Wool High-grade j > * Novelties for capes and jackets. | > $100 in Gold Given Away S?n^\l%o7 h^^^ wnd ?t to si b?Salt m/w. will r.tura you voyr ratutasoard duplies, or ta. » z t,t« oa our Imw Ka-h person allowed one (usss only. Welgftt of squash, UK pounds. GiSS , Mess writ tt» vnn iiTTF.sarvo—Ttio ahum?, will b#» rut Christmas Bt» In oar show window, bsfort lb. fud vVew of™ pobSit i«ds oounwdbya ootoitttM of tho pr.ss and winner d.cl.«d before they ' elV 'Thls*'s n .n o idvertl,.menl for our house and I. str»l?ht and without deoaptlsa In W way. Call Buffalo Woolen Co. Los Anzeles Herald. ! Tailor Made Suits Riding Habits | Alfred Neuman | I The Parisian Ladies' Tailoring Parlors | | 220 S. Spring Street, Rooms 6, 7 and 8, Los Angeles, Cal. | t EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS HIGH CLASS WORKMANSHIP \ They denounce it as "class legislation," 6 We may let the argument of .ttieso latter speakers answer the fears of their pessimistic brethren; and we will ad mit that the legislation demanded by the silver coinage politicians will make the 53 cents' worth of silver now in the American dollar worth 100 cents, But such legislation will simply be restor ing the constitutional right of the gov ernment tn coin all the silver which may be brought to its mints into dollars of the same value as gold dollars. And suppose this does result in the silver miners and the owners of silver bullion doubling the value of their pos sessions; is there anything unusual In this rate of increase of values. It is true that Populists, at least, do not re gard it as an equitable distribution of the gains of business: But it is In accord ance with other legislation and in har mony with much of the maut.facturing operations of American industry. Take for instance, manufacturers of sewing machines. The gov eminent has enacted laws which enable the inventors of sewing machines to make out of,their enterprise, and good luck, at least dou ble what their machines cost. I nder the same patent laws the inventors or owners of patent rights hire laborers to produce from the mines and the shops metal in the shape of typewriters at a cost', of' 185, or $46, Which under the laws of the country become legal tender of $l And why should our gold standard advocates object to this great increase In the value of silver, seeing that they have far more than doubled the value of their gold dollars by the "class leg islation" In the issuance of bonus and the payment of principal and interest on them in gold, while the poorer classes of the governmnt's creditors are paid in paper money or depreciated silver dollars? They are the last ones that should object to ''rtouollng the value of silver." ELI AS LONGLifcii. South Pattadena. THK CITY SHOULD BUILD Editor Herald: There is certainly but one issue in the city campaign now on. All that is necessary for an aspirant tor any position in the next administration in this city is that he place himself falri'y and squarely upon the issue and pledges required on the part of the peo- P The Issue is. simply and plainly stated, shall the city not only own aa it certainly does, but distribute the Necessary to do this will be the head works and water plant, together with pipes and other parapernalia for con ducting said water to consumers. The question is shall the city buy or build? I say build—build now—now is the accepted time. . , Why? First, in behalf of labor; give the wage earner the next chance. This corporation octopus has had its own way and its Inning long enough. Better expend a million and a half dollars con structing a new and modern water plant and system of conduits than pay one-half that sum for this inadequate, antediluvian and too nearly worthless makeshift. The laborers, men of fami lies homeless or with little homes, In the name cf humanity and for the sake of justice, demand and beg for the wages they may earn and receive for this philanthropic undertaking, a thousand times more preferable to paying one half this sum to this heartless, corrupt and demoralizing cormorant. Secondly, you will have better water, more water and at far less cost than at present. It will be your own business then; you, each and every voter, will be a component part, will have an inter est and a say-so In the management and control of your own water system, rather than a corporation dome as tt pleases, independent and would-be all powerful. But if buy we must, buy we then upon a business prosposltion, as though buf-* ing for private use; and, Anally, In all other matters the city's Interests arm rights should be guarded and protected as well as would-be attempts at inter ference and encroachments by individ ual or corporate greed should be op posed. As to the pledge formulated and given out by The Herald, such candidates should most heartily, cheerfully and unequivocally, and without any mental reservation, solemnly accept and sign the same. J. W. BOWLER. October 10th. A RANCHER'S EXPERIENCE. Editor Herald: This is written to help silver; written because I feel the op pression of present conditions; more, I know unless we have a change, we who live on the land will be driven off, be cause we cannot get a living price for our product. I bought my ranch fifteen years ago and have been raising fruit. In all those fifteen years there Juts been but four in which I made anything above my expenses. Last year I sold fifteen tons of dried fruit and was $500 behind. The year before last I raised, dried and sold twenty-four tons of dried fruit and just came out even, and this year we will be behind again. lam not writing political lies, for I will make oath,before any proper person that the above is the truth, and that only; and when I see the bankers, monopolists, shylocks, great corporations, the people who»are ac corded special privileges and have caused these conditions, all on the side of gold, all on the side of grab and grind, I, who work, am wltn my kind, the la boring people, for silver. E. A BONINE. Lamanda Park, Oct. 9. MORE SOUND THAN SENSE. Editor Herald: The Pasadena Even ing Star, under "Sound Opinions by the Next President," quotes Mr. McKinley recently saying: "The government does not create money, can't create money." Such may be sound opinion in the sense that goldbug money is alone claimed to be sound money, when in truth and fact both have really more sound than sense. If Mr. McKinley stated the truth, Is It not remarkably strange that he failed te back and prove his statement by-show ing who does create and supply us with money? Evidently he knew of no proof for an empty statement. Money is not found coined in the mine, nor showered down from above ready made, like the snow flakes; neither does it grow. If any American citizen under takes to make money, he may soon count stars through prison bars. Government alone casts all coin, stamps all paper money. Even national bank notes are all manufactured by the government and distributed to the various banks. Yours, SILVERITE. IF I WERE TEN If I were Ten, my dear, like you. The sky. methlnks, were always blue: The hours would' ne'er seem dull and dun. For eviry day I'd see the sun Come out and glid the world anew. And everything I heard were true. There were not aught to mourn, undo; I scarce would know the things to shua. If I were Ten . . . And yet, perhaps, if I could- woo Your age again, I'd' long with rue To see the. years and birthdays run Until my dlace today were won. I'd have a different point of view If I were Ten.