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«tyorw Contest to Be
Difttd oo Merits
§m yiiwiris. IHE PEOPLE
f ■ ■■
tkert WIH Be N« Obscurirjjj of
|) Issue
ttfcice of ft. Mania With the
StiMkcr* Pacific
•t U Alio the CsSlHste of the Water
#*r Over 'fpahty Tears a Resident of j
:i ihe Clty.flßut He Has Never Identi
fied Ittrhseir With Public
Avoirs In Any Way
- It now looks very much as though the
test for the mayor**ty ia the approach-
Sg city eleutlon Woti.d be a square and
tfn f'ght. ( , Jj[
Jfhe e.torfcipf the water company, the
gan.ou.i company and the allied villaln-
Xc, of the city of Los Angeles to defeat
M P. Snyder by' tile Introduction Into
the canvass of'6tner candidates has thus
fa| faiied signally, and it is to be hoped
th4t such wtfftont'triue to be the case.
The silver' Republicans have decided
to continue their organization on broad
lines. They .trill labor for better govern
ment in the City, the state and in the
nation, and they propose to open up the
membership rolls of their club under the
reorganization to all voters desiring to
Jbtn with f&lfe'.regardless of past polit
ical affiliations.'
Wext Tuesday evening the club will
meet for the purpose of deciding what
action will be taken with regard to the
city election. The consensus of opinion
among the members is that a ticket
should be placed in the field by endorse
ment and by straight nominations in
some cases.?.
The action of this club will be awaited
with interest. The gentlemen compris
ing It are qasneat, conscientious men,
acting purely and solely on the broad
basis of principles which they believe in.
They have already demonstrated the |
fact that they were non-partisans, for
they have already cut party ties asunder
in order to make an open tight along the
lines of what they conceive to be their
duty to themselves, to their families and
to their country. They have acted as
patriots in the national campaign. Of
this fact there is no one—even tlie most
ardent McKinley man. who has any
sense of justice—to make denial. They
made a fight for a principle which they
thought and still think was right. The
fact that the majority of the voters of
this nation failed to agree with them
reflects no discredit upon the members
of the Silver Republican club nor upon
their efforts to bring about that which
the£ considered to he for the good of
thetr couivtry.
There is an almost unanimous senti
ment among the members of the club to
endorse M. P. Snyder for mayor. If this
is done it will then leave the issue fairly
and squarely before the public for their
unbiased judgment to be given at the
polls on December "th.
The great question of the municipal
campaign is as to whether or not the
influence of the Los Angeles Water coni
.. pany and the Southern Pacific railroad
shall dominate the city government for
the next two years.
The matter of municipal ownership
of water works is to be decided. This
involves, rightfully, about $1,250,000 of
the money of the people.
But if the Water company can secure :
a subservient council and if the corpora- i
tion can name a man for mayor who will
do their bidding there will be a matter
of »3,00A,n0G involved, and the difference
of H1.b00.000 will simply be a steal. These I
are plain words but the circumstances!
of the case warrant their use.
If the Water company can name the !
mayor and three members of the city i
council it can effectively block munici- j
pal ownership. This will be worth to the j
corporation at the lowest calculation
half a million dollars.
Now this same Water company ha? I
before, to-wit, last spring, endeavored
to control and handle M. P. Snyder, who. I
for days in the city council fought to j
secure a reduction of water rates. I
Threats of political oblivion, made di- I
rectly to Mr. Snyder by the hired and
authorized representatives of the Water
company, were without avail. Mr. Sny
der stood like a man and defied tbe cor- j
poration. He made his tight for a re
duction of rates regardless of the con
sequences and the Water company then j
and there sent notice to him that he was
marked for slaughter.
When the resolution came up ln the
council, known as the Santa Monica hai
bor Job, which was rushed through for j
the Southern Pacific, Mr. Snyder alone i
arose and vigorously protested against
It. Of the nine memebrs of the city '
council he alone dissented to the action
taken. 'But before anything could be
done by him the meeting was adjourned. ;
In thUs protesting against a scheme
of the railroad company Mr. Snyder
• earned and has since received the un
qualified opposition of that corporation
and of every man it controls. He has
been by the agents of L'nele Collis also
marked for slaushter.
These are simply cold, hard facts
"which cannot be denied. There is every
reason for the Water company, the rail
road company and the allied villainies
fighting Mr. Snyder and this is what
they will do and have done, through
their organ, the Times, as well as
.through numerous individuals, mem
bers of bath political parties, whom they
control. 1
The stand Mr. Snyder has taken with
regard to the Water company proves
conclusively that he has force of char
acter and that he can neither be bull
dozed not- bribed.
Then'another thing: Mr. Snyder i? a
successful business man. He is or.c of
the most reputable merchants of tht-i
city.' IHttral.' broad gauged, bagaciuus
and honorable. Whatever he has of thin
worlds-goods he has made for himself.
This being the case, when he is elected
mayor .ttteelty will have at the had of
Its municipal government a succ-ssft-l
business man. whom the taxpayers haw
every reason to believe will give to the
great metropolis the same careful at
tention, that he has given to his own af
rSn tie other hand, the Republican
faaoXdate for mayor is Julius H. Marti.-.
Its baa dived In this city almost a quae-
MB- of at.oentury, yet despite this fact.
speaking, unknown.
■ Jlf.'llsftln has been a quiet, Inoffen
afye citlsert He has never been ldentl
#ed with public affairs. He has nevr.
been before the people, nor hss ever
* 'bw ****** <» T>«t<ii<. ■««
In all the great measures that have
come up before the people of this city in
the last twenty years, there is not on
single instance that can he recorded
where Julius H. Martin has Identified
himself with any one of them.
He has not even lent the charm of hla
dignified presence to any meeting, gath
ering or convention that had for Us ob
ject the furtherance of something for ttii
good of the city. He took no interest In
public matters, and he Is a comparative
stranger in a city where he has lived 1 for
over twenty years.
Then Mr. Martin has< been for one-fifth
of a century In the employ of the South
ern Pacific. No one will dispute the fact
that he was a faithful servant of the cor
pora lion. He was time-keeper in the
shops. Some of the men who worked
there claim that when they laid off
twenty minutes Mr. Martin was so faith
ful to the company that he charged them
with a loss of one hour's t|me.
However, be that as it may, Mr. Mar
tin was. from IS7T until about one yen*
ago, In the service of the railroad com
pany. He Is in sympathy and in touch
with that corporation now. Why should
he not be? For twenty years it gave him
employment and his relatives are yet
engaged ln Its service. Mr. Martin
would be ungrateful rot to render the
company every service that he could.
Is he a safe man to place in the mayor's
chair? The railroad company will, within
the next few years, ask numerous favors
of the city, It w ill be acaln up asking
special privileges, and the man who is
at the head- of the municipality will be In
a position to grant them. Do the peopie
want this to be? Emphatically, no.
Is there not every reason why the rail
road company should desire M. Martin's
elevation to the mayoralty?
The corporation does, and it is doinar
everything in its power to bring It about.
As for the Water company, it realises
that it cannot handle Mr. Snyder.
Furthermore, it desires to make good Its
threat to retire him to political oblivion.
This It is endeavoring to r>> by clootie;;
Julius H. Martin. II has. is right now.
and WIU continue until the day of elec
tion to give him every aid It can.
Tf he is elected—but he will not be—
Martin will, of necessity, be tied to the
Water company for services rendered to
him in this the hour of his greatest need.
There are other corporations in L.ts
Angeles fighting Mr. Snyder. They have
formed a combination to do active poli
The Times is the organ of these allied
villainies. It will he compelled to fignt
Snyder ln Its customary way of opposing
public men. It must earn the supnort it
receives from the corporations end com
panies that are conti-.ucilv ar.o'inerpetii
ally obtaining special privliee-es from th"
city. This it will do hy opposing the
election of M. P. Snyder In Its cowardly
venomous way.
and the corporations as against Snyder
and (he people.
Let it remain in this way for the people
to decide.
Kloction Workers to Meet at the Silver
Republican Club Today.
As the eour.ty returns will be can
vassed by the county canvassing board j
tomorrow at the courthouse, it is de- i
i sirabie that the committee representing
I the Democratic and Populist parties and
| the Silver Republican club be furnished
; with all the information necessary re
j laling to the precinct courts as a check
! against the county canvass.
For this purpose a meeting has been
| arranged at the rooms of the Silver
j Republican club, 318 West Second
I street, this afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30
I p. m., and all captains and lieutenants
lof wards, and volunteer precinct work
' ers who were at the polls on elec
! tion day, and ail Democratic and Pop
| uiist members of the precinct election
I boards and all other persons who kept
memoranda on the counts, or who pos
sess duplicate or triplicate tallies, and
who can give any information whatso
ever relating to the counts or to the
manner in which the voters were
treated, ard the votes polled, are re
quested to be present and submit their
A complete record of ail protests and
complaints will be made out for future
use and tables of figures on the pre
cinct returns will be compared so as to
prevent any votes from being counted
out tomorrow or any discrepancies from
being overlooked. In a large number
of precincts the vote polled for the Peo
ple's party list of electors was omitted
entirely from the precinct returns.
The committee is already possessed of
sufficient information to prevent an at
tempt on the part of the Republican
authorities from juggling with the re
turns, but is anxious that not one point
or one vote shall be overiooked. The
official count may yet throw California
into the Bryan column, ar.d what may
be the case with California may be the
case with several other doubtful states.
It Will Be on the Market Next Year-
How the Improvements Are Made.
It will undoubtedly be a considerable
hock to the manufacturers of chain
bicycles when they learn that Professor
Woolson ard Profesnor Friedmann of
Columbia, Judges of bicycles at the
American Institute fair, both said
Wedrer-day evening that they consid
of the future." That one of the big
gest American manufacturers will pre
sent about one-half of his 1897 output
in chainless bicycles, that another
equally famous will follow in 1898 and
that there are others nervously anxious
to fall in line has been "shop talk"
among bicycle people for some time.
Just how perfect certain improvements
have been made, and just what those
Improvements are, may not, however,
be clearly understood.
The bicycle to which Prof. Woolson
and Prof. Friedmann referred Is a
bevel gear machine. It is not yet upon
the market, but certain of the machines
have been ln constant use for two years,
with results satisfying to the makers.
In explaining the construction of the
new wheel to the judges, the manager
of the company said:
"One of the objects of this Invention
is to provide, in connection with the
pedal shaft and driving wheel of a bicy
cle, a driving mechanism In which each
set of gears, which revolubly connect the
pedal shaft und driving wheel, respec
tively, with the side shaft, will have
fixed bearings entirely independent of
the side shaft, and will maintain a fixed
operative relation. Irrespective of any
mlsalignment of the side shaft, and
thereby obviate the difficulties experi
enced in tbe former geared bicycle.
"It has formerly been customary In
geared bicycles to revolubly connect the
driving wheel and pedal shaft by means
of gears, which are fixed, one to each
end of the side shaft, and much difficulty
has been experienced ln consequence of
accidental distortion and misalignment
of the side shaft, generally caused by the
springing or bending of the slightly elas
tic bicycle frame. This action cramps
or disarranges the gears, thus throw
ing them out of true working position,
and destroys the effective operation
! thereof.
Another effect of this invention Is to
provide, in connection with the gears
adjacent to the pedal shaft, a flexible
or non-rigid driving connection capable
of rotating one set of gears from the
other, and adapted to have a lateral and
a longitudinal movement, thereby caus
ing the same to automatically adjust it
self to any changes that may occur ln
the relative position of the said genrs.
"Each set of gearing In this bicycle
has a normally fixed but relatively ad
justable hearing, and the devices con
nected with one side shaft gear are in
terchangeable with those of the others.
The side shaft gears are also provided
with long hubs or spindles having ad
justable ball bearings at their opposite
ends, these gears being mounted within
the ends of a tubular holder of remova
ble casting, having adjusted and lock
ing connections with the pedal shaft
and driving wheel brackets."
The London Field of a recent date has
considerable to say of the chainless bicy
cle used by Rivlerre and the comments
made are very favorable upon th« Inno-
E worth secured by our New York buyer, bought on a nervous
•*P,-^"»rC '•v/v/V/ anc | scary market brought about by trie uncertainty of the elec
tion. It required nerve and CASH; we had both. The next FOURTEEN DAYS you
Broadway Department Store
4th and Broadway
\"Bargains"\ "Bargains''\
en. French All-Wool Serges "JZr -5? AH Ladies ' Kid Button Shoes, fjo _
uUC Beautiful shades and colorings L%)\> $£>UU patent tip a "bargain" "0C
*| O C Broadcloth, All Shades. 7 f-, $1 75 M « n '« Dre " s Ahoes ' G7 C
Jh1.25 very wide arid great bargain 75C . 8
D..-.I- I i_i„™ _ Infant's Kid Button Shoes, \m„
lOC LthVbig'baVga.n • 5C gjjg tip, a "bargain" 17C
— Boys' Cloth Caps, |-»
7 1- Fancy Plaid ainghams. -*l3 r DDL strong and a "bargain" 1/C
A large variety of patterns W4V ——
C>7 Aft Boys* School Suits, AJl>
7 Bleached Kitchen Crash, 3l r <P&.UU strong and a "bargain" yQC
/C 1000 yards of this "Bargain" o]\ . .... „, .
J * * 95r Men 3 s " k Wove Suspenders, |a _
„ , LOS* strong and a "barealn" IUC
lAr» Hone y comn Towel. i_ *. s
lUt Largesize and big "Bargain" It Celluloid Collars, all Styles, C
■ LoL here's a "bargain OC
j- Fancy Bordered Handkerchiefs. | —
OC Here's a "Bargain" It- /Sftr Men ' s Buckskin Shirts, <y|»
UVC extra strong, a "bargain L"C
IA Curling Irons. J _ "7 ~~
lUC Every pair warranted uC €3 00 Children's Beaver Jackets, d»| /Q
•f'Oi-JU a warm and stylish, "bargain".. *1.00
35c TSPt&tr. lie 88c
2-?r C ?, ra f. t D Cov 12ir Z(\r glm Tumblers. "Dozen ' <7r-
AOC Good Muslin "Bargain" I£2C dUC This "bargain" won't last long LoC
fa. Ladles' Muslin Drawers "jr. PA. Molasses Cans, Patent top. in.
OUC Pretty embroidery; "Bargain" 4*ol- uVt Very useful, "bargain" ~ lyC
nCf Ladies' Night Oowns A2r fZr Bargains on Counter. p
fut Good Muslin, bargain 40L £3L Immense variety to select fr0m....... OC
There is only a limited quantity of these goods. We make no limit or "restrictions"—All goods
are for sale; first buyer takes them. We have no baits, but give you Genuine Bargains.
Broadway Department Store I
"Money Refunded" 4th and Broadway "Goods Exchanged"
Talking About Riot
Can You Find a Better Example of
Home Industry
Tnan tne Columbus Woolen Mills
Where your suit is made right on the premises by skilled workmen, and every dollar remains right with
you ? That's what we call HOME INDUSTRY.
We will make you a suit of ALL-WOOL MATERIAL in any style OO
The Only Whole Custom Tailors in Los Angeles
248 South Spring Street »248
Next to Stimson Block. We have no connection with any other store in this city
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| M. P. Snyder Shoe Co. |
• A Shoe Store @
2 Of the people, by the people, for m
p the people—that's the kind of @
store we are. B8
my Yes 9
■ We still sell that now famous ■
• $3 Shoe we keep telling you •
■ about. ™
f) 9
m Come See Them ■
• Have sold hundreds and T have •
■ hundreds more to sell. Don't for- B
• get that School Shoes are our ■
■ stronghold. 2
• —....—.. 5
■ n. P. Snyder Shoe Co. •
• 258 South Broadway 231 West Third St, ■
The Dollar Doctors
Consultation, Examination and tsU t*
%.y \t t C • !• i- N. B. Cor. Main and Second Sts
New York Specialists, <>- w», win««
IWp fit and Krind glasses, to cornel all de
fects of eyesight.
Bent quality Lenses 11.00
Solid uutd Frames i.7#
Hi- el. M< k°lor Alio*. M
Hun Glasses and Frames...- M
No charge made for testing
Ocullsta' prescriptions filled at. lowest
possible prices. Repairing a specially.
All worlc snuranteed.
ticians, W. Second st, Los Angelaa.
Will aril. 00
Wednesday, November, 11 "96
At i oclock, sharp, at \
409 South Broadway,
3 new 2-seated Carriages, a new Tea
Bugfrles, 2 Road Wagons, and I second
hand Jump Seat, also 3 Upright Pianos.
The eoo:ls are all hrsk-claun and moat be aaM aa
we need tbe room for other goods. This IS a grant
opooriunitv to gpia New Buggy cheap. Do sag
fall to atteud this sale.
BEN. O. RHOADES, Auctioneer.
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