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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14. 1807- CORPORATION INFLUENCE The latest advices from the seat of war—or at least from the war depart ment of the government—indicate that the administration is Inclined to carry out the traditional instincts of the party which placed it in power. It seems disposed to listen to corporation in fluences while turning a deaf ear to the wishes of the common people who ap pear to have nothing to say except at election times. For instance, the question of the har bor for Southern California is a live is sue with our people. It has been dis cussed and carefully examined by dif ferent governmental departments for several years. One commission after an other has been appointed to investigate the merits of the case, and each time the commission has reported in favor of a harbor at San Pedro, and against a harbor at Santa Monica—or, more prop erly speaking, at Port Los Angeles. Finally congress made an appropria tion of about $3,000,000 for the construc tion of a harbor on this southern coast, but as a final concession to corporate In fluence It was decided that the presl fluence it was decided that the president of the United States should appoint a commission of five competent engineers who should again thoroughly examine the two sites and report to the secre tary of war the best locality for the har bor of refuge. This commission was composed of eminent engineers. They spent weeks Investigating the question and taking testimony on all points which could have a bearing upon It. After a full hearing the commission reported in fa vor of San Pedro —four of the five com missioners signing the report. Upon this report being made the ap propriation was to be expended under direction of the secretary of war. In the meantime the McKinley ad ministration came into power and Gen eral Bussel A. Alger took the war de partment portfolio. This administration —through this secretary—following a long line of precedents set by former leaders of the Republican party, sets aside the act of congress making the ap propriation; sets aside the legal de cision of the governmental commission; acts aside the opinions of numerous eminent army engineers who have here tofore reported upon this question; sets aside the practically unanimous wishes of the people of Southern California who are so deeply interested in this ques tion, and proposes to refer the question back to congress. The McKinley administration is evi dently obeying the commands of the great corporate powers which furnished the sinews of war during the late presi dential campaign. THE MAIDEN TRIBUTE It Is recorded of a certain multi millionaire of this state whom a suffer ing or a sympathetic providence re moved from this critical world to a bet ter one some few years ago, that he purchased a penniless baron for his only daughter. But the record does not stop there. It goes further and shows, upon excellent authority, that upon the occa sion of a select dinner at which this quasi-arlstocrat was present as a gue.-;t, he referred to his ennobled offspring "the baroness" Just one hundred and thirty-one times during the gustatory process. Particular care has been taken here to refer to the beneficent act of provi dence in this case, partly out of thank fulness for the public service performed, and largely as a suggestion to the same discriminating dispenser that there may be a few more cases of a like character to which a similar course of treatment might be made to apply with advantage. Of course no one would advocate this su preme interposition in the case of an or dinary, driveling imbecile, because we tar« Institutions in this sphere of exist. ence that enable us to provide for the. welfare -of all such unfortunates. But, when a chronic, incurable caee is pre sented—a case of intellectual degener acy allied to moral atrophy, and these infirmities are compounded with studied voluntary debasement, there seems then to be a case that requires a new order of correction. There are cases of this class and they are on the increase. Operators in hogs, in rags, in hides and In about everything from petty larceny to railroads, have be come millionaires within the past twenty years. This shows the exercise of su perior business Judgment and something else besides as among the Indigenous at tributes of the several centers of busi ness. There is nothing in the legitlmats aspect of the subject as thus far pre sented that anyone is called upon to . condemn. But there is, beyond this, a present and growing purpose upon the part of those favorites of fortune that seems to nar cotize the promptings of national pride as well as every sentiment of manly dig nity. This purpose Is expressed through the maiden and material tribute whic.i those favorites pay annually to sustafr. a toppling aristocracy In Europe. That hereditary institution of idleness, licen tiousness and folly would have beer, almost powerless for evil today if it were not for the accumulated millions of American gold that has gone to dower the tribute-daughters of a class of fathers whom language is too merciful to properly characterize. Among the purchased kindred of our plebeians there have been written up within the past ten years, chiefly gam blers, forgers, wife-beaters, every imng- Inable class of rogue, kidnapers and others too indecent for close criticism, and these qualities plus a title are the average return for an expatriated daughter plus a few millions in gold. The city of New York has especially distinguished itself In this peculiar traf fic. Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Washington and other cities have helped to feed the Minotaur. Even at this writ ing there is a hog dealer from Chicago domiciled in Washington, who, being a millionaire, has made his preparations to take his sensible daughter to the Eu ropean market, and now holds her a prisoner Incommunicado. She was about to marry a gentleman whose father has occupied a highly responsible office in Washington, but the successful butcher declares for a crest. This is one of those cases that calls for the surgical hand of providence. AS TO FRUIT PACKING Our style of putting up fruit for the eastern market is an old subject, but it is to be feared that for some time It will have to come up for occasional discus sion. The only thing lacking in the lemon industry today Is proper care in preparing for market. We can, of course, stand some tariff on lemons and few here will object to its magnitude. But without it the lemon is a success and will make money in any market when properly prepared. Most people will remember that we once had the raisin market and lost it some eight years ago by trying to work off raisins moulded by an unexpected rain. From Fresno to San Diego this was done all along the line. Every fool who stuffed the moulded raisins in the middle of the box thought himself the inventor of a new trick that no one else suspected. While the raisin market has failed some for other causes, this is the prime cause. No dealer who got caught with any of that consignment on his hands wants anything more to do with California raisins. Why is It that you may open ten or ten thousand boxes of goods packed in Europe and find them aft run alike? The dealer knows what his order will bring, whether It is for one box or a thousand. His customers do not have to dig into the middle of the box to And out what they are getting, and they return no damaged goods to the dealer. Is this because the people of Europe are any more honest than are we, or is it sim ply plain, business horse-sense? Is it any different from the policy of all suc cessful merchants, like A. T. Stewart? The writer once bought twenty yards of black silk at Stewart's store. Both j he and the salesman looked it over and ' saw nothing wrong with it. It was sent to the wrapping department and was soon returned with orders to the sales man to report at the office. Examina tion showed a line of defective threads about an inch from one end and not over three inches long, hardly noticea ble except by close attention, and easily concealed in making up a dress. The salesman gave it a sling undci iV < roun ter and with dejected visage cut off an other piece. Whether he was discharged or not. the writer never inquired, but his face showed that he anticipated trou ble of some sort. That is the way Stewart made hit money. That is the way the fruit grow ers and packers of all kinds in Europe make their money. All successful busi ness of any magnitude in the United States is managed on the same princi ple. The buyer must know what he is getting and be sure of it without going through the packages. No matter how nice things may look, they must be put up to keep. And no matter how well they may keep they must look nice. The quality is, of course, important, but looks are equally so. Whether they should be or not has nothing to do with it. We are here to make money and not to reform human nature. Why is it that California cannot learn so simple a lesson? Of course we are learning something, but oh, how slowly! Within a month we shall see boxes of cherries on our streets that are even worse in packing than they were twenty years ago. Then the fine ones were so disposed at the top of the box as to make some effort to deceive the buyer. Now the arrangement has degenerated into a mere matter of etyle, with one thin layer or two of nice cherries on the top LOS ANGELES HERALD i "WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 14, tZ97 of a lot of half-ripe and half-grown ones. The buyer now expects to be cheated. The : retailer has his regular co-efficient for I cherries by which he can tell the per i centage of worthless ones. The buyer !in small quantities has to watch him ! like a hawk to see that no more than the proper proportion of poor ones go into his consignment. All this would be ridiculous if it were not so serious. But who wants to do business with people who furnish goods in that way? And who will deny that too much of our packing in all lines Is of this sort? In most any other country such work would be condemned by every one. But j we have a maudlin sentimentality that not only tolerates but smiles at it. It is well known that every time any oranges are frozen there Is a grand effort to work off a lot of them on the eastern market before they can show effects of freezing enough to stop the sale. Every one admits that It Is Ttrong, that It Is an injury to the country and the grow ers themselves. And what is the an i swer? "Oh, well, the poor devils are In a hole I and have got to have some money." And California really expects to do ' business on such lines. No tariff, no I railroad rates, nothing that other peo ple can do can help out such a people. The remedy Is in their own hands, anr} the worst of it Is that every one of them admits this. And he expects his neigh bor to do the right thing and maintain the reputation of the cquntry and hold the market for us while he, good, easy soul, rushes off his trash so as to get his money in his pocket as quickly as pos sible, with as little trouble as possible. It is but another specimen of the old time California problem—to get the largest amount of money tor the small est amount of work. There was a time when something of that sort could be done, but the world now understands the game. THE FUR SEAL AND WAR Until the publicity quite recently given to a remarkable interchange of compliments between the British pre mier and Secretary Olney, this country, at least, had no information that those gentlemen had covertly hinted at mutual international carnage. In the regular exercise of a prerogative which Great Britain has long exercised with but little let or hindrance from any quarter—the right to do as she pleases upon the high seas—she deemed It profitable to disre gard certain regulations imposed upon pelagic sealing by the Paris arbitration. The Indiscriminate slaughter of the seal by the use of firearms on the part of the British sealers, in pursuance of this vio lation of the settled rules, caused the death of incredible numbers of pups upon the islands, the mother seals hav ing been unlawfully shot at sea. The American police vessels in the Alaskan waters were compelled to overhaul many of the contraband sealers flying the British flag, and this seems to be the principal grievance on the part of her majesty's government. Secretary Ol ney, as it now appears, was Informed by the British premier that the boarding of British sealers would no longer be tol erated, and was promptly informed by Olney, in diplomatic language, that,, whether tolerated or not, there would be no change In the program upon this side of the water until British sealers should learn to observe the rules. And at this interesting stage the case is standing today. It fortunately hap pens for us that Salisbury Just now has some half-dozen wars on his hand 9, present and prospective. Hence it Is that we can be as impudent as we please until Greece shall be vanquished. Russia intimidated, Crete blown out of the wa ter, Turkey partitioned, French preten sions in Egypt repudiated, the Transvaal absorbed and President Kruger shut up in the tower of London. When all these things shall have been done, we can then crawl quietly and noiselessly down off our perch, and by that time the race of the fur seal will be as extinct as the ichthyosaurus and there will remain nothing to fight about. But the fact that there exists a most amazing condition of affairs in the Arc tic sealing grounds has been made clear. The actual count of 28,000 dead pups, as the result of the slaughter of the female seal by the vandal pelagic sealers in a single year, suggests the necessity of an extreme remedy. Greece is living up to her glorious tra ditions and Is willing to sacrifice herself lln a desperate effort for the cause of right. The "Insurgents" are concentrat ing their forces at Aria on the west coast which is hut twenty-four hours' Journey from Athens. The three divisions c>f the Turkish army are stationed at Salonika. Hlassona and Janina in Macedonia. The last-named city, according to the treaty of Berlin, rightfully belongs to Greece, I and the "irregulars" are planning its j capture. The first naval engagement ; Will in all probability be off Salonika, i In the meantime the powers are Inclifi- I ing to a move granting the Cretans au ! tonoray with power to choose their own governor. This is precisely \\h:tt Crete and Greece have been asking for a!i along, but the move has been so tesper ' ately slow that in all probability It will no.w be too late to avert war. The taking of the city census H 111 com ! mence this morning, when the enumer ators will start out. Citizens should co operate to have an honest and fair cen sus taken, and should do what 'hey can to expedite the work by promptly giving the information required. It is believed that Los Angeles has at least 100.000 in habitants, and if tn 2 census is taken fairly it will show that number. The advantages of having the 'ity rated at its proper standing cannot be overesti mated, and citizens generally should make it a point to see that everyone en titled to it is included in the count. In California railroad construction generally drags along with the cautious movement and secretiveness which characterizes a prospector who is en deavoring to corner all the land for twenty miles each side of the road. Th'i manner in which work has progressed on the Oakdale and Sonora road Is, there fore, quite noticeable. The promoters ar rived on the ground on New Year'e day. January was spent In surveying a route, February In securing rights of way, in , March grading was begun and on the second day of April the first mile of track was laid. The ninth annual bench show of the Southern California K'nnel club opens at Hazard's pavilion today. The officers of this club have spar .1 neither time nor money to make the exhibition a suc cess, and they sbouid reciive a liberal patronage at the hands of the public. This is the ninth annual show of this club, a record that hts never been equaled on this coast, and the people should show their appreciation by filling the pavilion for the remainder of the week. The Colorado wheelmen of Denver have rejected the proposlton to secede from the League of American Wheel men. The only result of the revolt in spired by disgruntled San Franciscans will probably be the removal of certain disturbing elements, with which the L. A. W. can well afford to dispense. There are over 78,000 members in the league, and ae> far as can be learned but a very small percentage are in sympathy with the supremacy of Sunday racing and professionalism. i a The Kansas City Star and a good many other organs of the goldbug heresies ob ject to Mr. Bryan's statement that "the elections in Cincinnati, Detroit and Chi cago indicate a radical change in public sentiment since November." The Star insists that the results are a rebuke to bossism. Mr. Bryan no doubt had pre cisely the same idea in mind. Senator Allison of lowa seems to be the latest victim of the mental disorder which is ascribed to "geographical con siderations." The increase of the cost of an orange by a quarter of a cent apiece is of course preposterous, but the doubling of the price of a great many articles made by eastern manufacturers is perfectly legitimate. The efforts of the minority to induce the board of education to follow the ordinary methods of business prudence should be appreciated and sustained by the pub lic. In the matter of supplies there can be no open or valid reason why com petitive bids, either by public tender or by private invitation, should not be the Invariable rule. The general rule is that the supply of natural gas and petroleum is ex hausted when the wells are allowed to flow continuously or are pumped. The Stockton Mail, however, reports that the longer Stockton gas wells flow the more copious the supply. There is considera ble gas in Stockton, after all. There is a rumor that an attempt will be made here during Fiesta week to re peat the brutal bull fights that dis graced La Gran Fiesta de Yuma last week. A hint from the authorities just now should save the troop of toreadores and picadores the trouble of transporta tion hither. The Republicans are endeavoring to find a city of refuge in St. Louis from the avalanche of public opinion demonstrat ed in the last week's civic elections. They Ignore the fact that the two Democratic candidates for mayor polled nearly twice as many votes as the Republican candi dates. That silver matchbox of Mr. Bryan's, which was slightly indented by his fall from a platform the other day, has na turally enough fired the wit of Repub lican editors. It may have been bent, but it wasn't broken, and the matches inside will do their duty at the right time. Liliuokalanl apparently Is loth to ac cept the permanent retirement that fate has decreed for her portion. Her latest ambition Is to be president of the Sand wich Islands. It is surprising that her last interview with Mr.Cleveland did not have a more chastening effect. San Francisco has again failed in Its endeavor to imitate La Fiesta de Los Angeles. While we have always recog nized that In this Instance "imitation is the sincerest flattery," San Francisco has also aparently realized that "dis cretion is the better part of valor." The Pittsburg variety of "prosperity" has made a head-end collision by a re duction of wages of about 10 per cent and an increase of working hours from nine to ten. The men refuse to work or allow anyone else to do so, and the situation is critical. The "Ethnike Hetairia" of Greece, which may be translated as "racial camaraderie," has so far been responsi ble for most of the aggressive move ment on the Thessalian frontier and Is likely to carve history during the next few weeks. The picture of an irregular force of 3000 heroic Greeks confronting a trained army of 90,000 Turks on the Macedonian frontier Is unparalleled In history. A second Xenophon will be needed to re count this extraordinarily heroic anab asis. It is a pleasant relief to learn that plans have been laid to insure that the little ones shall enjoy La Fie?ta this year instead of by arduous marching being compelled to contribute to the spectacu lar entertainment of the older folks. A week from today and we shall be launched on our annual festivities. It behooves every good c'.tizen to put his shoulder to the wheel to make La Fiesta de Los Angeles of '97 "a thing of beauty and a Joy forever." It is to be hoped that young Aubrey Beardsley, whose ultra-decadent and bizarre drawing has desecrated the name of art. may be tempered by the religious vuws he has just undertaken. If the Mississippi river keeps on cut ting across lots it will pass for a toler ably straight ditch after a while. Ten big bends have been cut off, from He lena, Ark., to Vicksburg. Kaiser William of Germany lately re called the fact that his grandfather was modest and unpretentious. The laws of heredity are sometimes vicarious. Czar Reed has more than ever con firmed his reputation as a humorist. His remark that he was under the house's control is really funny. Evidently Mr. McMillln does not take kindly to his defeat by Mr. Bailey for leadership of the Democratic minority cf the house. He sulks. Tinners are on strike In Atlanta, Ga. Although they make lots of "tin," they complain that they do not get enough of v. AT THE THEATERS ORPHEUM. —A house crowded in every available part witnessed the per formance last night, the change of bill being the attraction. Vaudeville per | formances are always unequal In merit; < some of the acts being better than oth ; crs. The public has been used to a long succession of programs at the Orpheum in which every participant was a star in his or her line. The list of attractions presented last night, while it was not without its weak places, yet gave the greatest satisfaction to the audience. The Llndsley brothers, triple-bar ex perts, as hold-overs, led the bill and : were as successful as usual, doing very j clever work. DeVere, the black-face comedian, was ineffably dreary. The Hogan's Alley Kids, by the McAvoys, were made up to represent the typical "kids" made familiar In the New York papers. They are sufficiently realistic in appearance, but do not attempt to speak the language of their habitat as interpreted by actors of the Chimmle Fadden class. The three Vllona sisters in blue gowns, and short dark hair curl ing down the sides of their faces, play popular melodies on two violins and a piano to the great enjoyment of the au dience, whose vociferous demand for more is compiled with by a rendition of the famous intermezzo of the "Caval leria Rusticana," which was not so hap pily interpreted. Then the Waterbury brothers and Ten ny. now in their third week here, repeat their successful musical features, play ing on empty bottles and on crystal tum blers, bells and brass Instruments, until the audience is tired of recalling and ap plauding them. The chief new feature was the Rays, who may fairly be credited with creat ing the furore of the evening. Miss Em ma Ray is a tall, magnificent, strong lunged, powerful woman, whose decol lete costume revealed proportions of an Amazonian kind. Johnny Ray comes up to her shoulder In height and the con trast between the two Is rendered as striking as stage artifice can make It. Johnny is made up as the wildest possi ble caricature of an Irishman, In com parison with which all other stage types of that nationality ever seen are mar vels of intelligence and good looks. John ny's face can assume a thousand differ ent expressions of Idiocy, cunning and silliness of so extraordinary a kind that it is no wonder his partner asks him whether he is a human being, to which he responds that he is not; he is only an Irishman, an answer that doubles everybody up with laughter. The act Is very funny in spite of some unnec essary coarseness in the latter portion of It. The three Richards, acrobats, close the bill with some excellent acrobatic work, out of the ordinary line. Their performance is wonderfully good. • • • LOS ANGELES THEATER.—"For Fair Virginia" tomorrow night. • • • BURBANK THEATER.—Harry Cor son Clarke will close his engagement at this house at the end of the week's run of "The Three Hats," therefore those who wish to see him in this amusing comedy should take advantage of the present opportunity. Mr. Clarke re turns to the Frawley company, which opens next month. THE PUBLIC PULSE (The Herald under this heading prints communications, but does not assume re sponsibility for the sentiments expressed. Correspondents are requested to cultivate brevity as far as Is consistent with the proper expression of their views.) All Fools' Night, Hail ! To the Editor of the Los Angeles Herald: It is a long time since I last took my pen In hand to write to you, but this terrible furore over "All Fools' Night" just made me sharpen up the old quill and indite these few lines. Well, I want to tell you that I went along with the girls and the boys last year, dressed up Hie the rest of the "fools," and I don't know when in all my 45 years of experience in life I ever had so much fun. I wasn't looking for anything bad and I didn't see anything but jollity and joy unconflned. Now, don't you think that In this work-a-day world of ours It is good to have a little unrestrained fun? I don't believe that to go peeking and poking around in the corners and out-of-the- I way places for dirt spots at all times is the best way to keep the world clean. There are men, and women, too, who are moral lepers, but we find them cv i erywhere; even the ranks of the reform i ers are not free from them. So let U3 I not spoil the fun of this one night of Fiesta, on which the people, too poor to buy tickets for the other entertainments, can go and enjoy themselves. The person whose shabby clothes make him feel that he is an object of , derision for the better dressed people in ( the glare of the daylight, can put on a cheap mask and go out thiß one nigh: feeling that he Is the equal of those he mingles with. Hail, "All Fools' Night!" May the Fiesta committee make It a permanent ! institution, with only such restraining laws as are necessary to the well-being ! of society. EZRA RAWLINS. Los Angeles, April 14. An Incautious Burglar Burglars should avoid houses where I the head of the family is given to late hours. The other evening a New York burglar was so unfortunate as to enter a house where an Irate wife was sitting up for the benefit of her husband, that persons being later than usual In getting home from his lodge. The burglar re ceived a terrible walloping that was In tended for the husband, and the latter managed to slip in without being no ticed. —Washington Post. John Bull Quietly Acquisitive - .. While the rest of Europe Is engaged with the Cretan question, England has quietly gained possession of Delagoa bay, which gives her the control of Af rica In the Transvaal region. Oom Paul may not be out of the woods yet.—ln dianapolis Sentinel. Neglected Education "He came up and struck me," said * prisoner In the police court, "and I didn't do a thing to him." The judge, who understood slang, fined the prisoner $10, and the prisoner, who didn't under | stand slang, got the worst of it.—Atch ison Glob*. j V 4 GM 4f STfIRF JIJJvU/u> ii vu/l\ ( Robeson I 11 239 Broadway \" Q). J TeL 904 Maln Slimier Blankets We place on sale today a Manufacturer's Entire Sample line, medium and light weight Cotton Blankets. Examination Wall! Show Them to Be the Best Values in the City itf-4 White Cotton Blankets, fancy borders, KullC blue, red, pink, etc Pair w 10- 4 Soft Long Fleece Gray Cotton Blankets, (MC full sizes, well made Pair WW" 11- 4 White Twilled Blankets, extra wide binding, I?%\C assorted wide borders Pair 11 <U' W 10- 4 White and Gray Blankets, superior finish, T^nC blue and red borders Pair 0 VP* tt>4 White, Long Fleece, Oriental Bordered (sft -fl (fi](7jl Cotton Blankets. 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Grand Army Bunfc Ings, red, white and blue, plain and with stars. We have been appointed Agents for the Celebrated Butterlck Patterns. Until our new stock arrives, we will take orders, and furnish any Pattern In three days. Can now supply the ''Delineator" and "Glass of Fashion." Subscriptions taken for all Magazines and periodicals published by the Butterick Company. LEAD IN QUALITY AND QUANTITY." Warm Days r t Delicious Desserts can be made in two minutes. We have It Instantaneous Tapioca, 10c per package GIVEN AWAY — 7 Ask for our coupons. See that you get them. Save them. They are valuable. The following firms give them with every purchase:— M. P. SNYDER SHOE CO., Third »nd Broadway. BARTLETT'S MCfcIC HOUSE. 233 South Spring Street DESMOND'S, 141 South Spring Street. ANDERSON ,v CHANSLOK, ISO South Spring Street Z. L. FARM ELK E CO., 382-3 M South Spring Street. FiXEN & CO., Chicago Dry Goods House, llttSouth Spring Street. MULLEN, BLUETT & CO,, Northwest Corner of First and Spring Streets. JACKSON'S NAPA SODA, ;i- K J North Los Angeles Street. BALE & SON, 220 South Spring Street. INGLESIDE FLORAL CO., 140 South Spring Street. CHRISTOPHER'S, 241 South Spring Streot. Periodical Premium Co. Tel. Main 963. 201 Currier Block A M o^A ' "Mk ~Em. Special prices on Open and Top Bugtries, $65.00 to $\ 10.00, worth #80.0© and $160.00. Leather Top and Trimmed. 200-202 North Los Angeles Street Plan© ***** 1 I Ptarchasers I I See our Announcement f f on Paj?e 5. | I Southern California 1 | Music I I Bradbury Building o | "Batcher's DSrect Contact Method" ....155 North Spring Street.... Grandest Winter Resell 01 the Pacific Slope BEAUTIFUL SANTA BARBARA / Never Closes THE ARLINGTON HOTEL Never Closet The Flower Festival not befng held this spring, la drawing a great m»ny people to The beat all the year round k flshf ng , ocean ■bathing and driving, famous Veronlcatorings one mile Iron hoteL Write or telegraph. *• *" "