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THURSDAY, JULY 15. 1897
SECRETARY ALGER'S PLAIN
Qen. Alger la reported as having made
* promise that If congress Will refrain
from passing a resolution directing
action on the San Pedro harbor business
he will advertise for bids. The secretary
also excuses himself for his inaction be
cause of the unfriendly and even threat
ening letters sent him. He further
assumes that the letter from Gen. Rose
crans is not genuine because he thinks
the old warrior is enfeebled by old age.
Every word of all this is a confession
of guilt. As to the Rosecrans letter the
Michlgander might as well say John
Milton did not write "Paradise Lost" be
cause he was blind.
As to the letters illustrated with skulls
and crossbones, coffins and that sort of
things, the secretary of war ought not to
be frightened or angered into shirking
hi 9 plain duty by little episodes of that
sort. If it is his duty to carry out the
provisions of a law of congress he ought
to rise far above the range of anony
jnoua letters written by men afraid to
avow their own acts. The writer of such
a letter is below serious consideration.
As to a resolution by congress there
Is a plain coudse before Gen. Alger. Be
fore the matter is taken up in the house
he can forestall such action by proceed
ing at once to do his duty. If he will ad
vertise for bids there will be no need for
If he still delays in the performance of
a plain duty who can take his word as
to what he will do when he shall have
gotten congress off his hands?
But In all this serious matter let us
make no mistake. Alger is the creature
of the administration. One word from
the president would bring the whole
thing to an abrupt termination. If Mr.
Huntington controls Alger, he also con
trols the president, and the whole party
Is involved in a program the obloquy
of which will not have been removed
when 1900 dawns upon the republic.
A MODEL SHRINKAGE
A London dispatch conveys the tidings
that our politic Uncle Collis has fully
succeeded in quieting the excited stock
holders of the Central Pacific at their
London meeting. It is only quite recently
that the fact became publicly known
that the great majority of the capital
stock of the Central Pacific was owned
by London capitalists. It is-shown now
that in 1882 the Central Pacific stock
was owned or controlled by Huntington
and was paying 6 per cent dividends
upon the capital represented. That
while affairs were in this prosperous
condition Mr. Huntington found no dif
ficulty in unloading $52,000,000 of the
stock upon the London financiers. There
then remained to Mr. Huntington and
his associates only the remaining stock,
of the value of $16,000,000. It turned out
that when Mr. Huntington obtained his
$52,000,000 of good British gold the divi
dends began to shrink from 6 to 1 and
from 1 to 0. Then the principal began also
to shrink until the value of the Central
Pacific stock in the hands of the London
stockholders fell from $52,000,000 to $4,
--680,000. During all the period of this
shrinkage Mr. Huntington continued to
manage the property of the foreign own
ers, upon the understanding that this
course was necessary in order that they
might cot appear as the real owners of
the shares and thus, perchance, become
Involved upon their individual liability
for possible debts of the corporation.
The gritty Londoners withstood the
strain upon their resources under these
circumstances until It became evident
that it would only be a period of months
instead of years until the one-thirteenth
remaining to them of their capital would
volatilize and follow the other twelve
thirteenths into nothingness^
Then came the denouement. The Lon
don stockholders compiled and pub
lished a pamphlet about the middle of
last month In which they gave a concise
history of the entire negotiation and the
financial calamity that It entailed. As
Mr. Huntington was handled somewhat
vigorously in this publication, and inas
much as a meeting had been called to
reorganize the management of the road,
with Mr. Huntington left out, the latter
gentleman left New York for London in
the latter part of June in order to be
present at the stockholders' meeting.
The meeting was held and Mr. Hunting
ton was present.
And mow comes the report that these
plucked Britishers have been mollified,
at least for the present. The arguments
or Inducements by whioh the accumu
lated wrath of a dozen years has been
dispelled are not given. Enough appears,
however, upon the face of the transac
tion to show the temper and address of
our Uncle, and to prove that Mr. Hunt
ington is a man of "infinite Jest." Per
haps he may have promised to lobby
some new refunding or donation scheme
through a friendly congress under the
patronage of a subservient administra
tion and pointed to his San Pedro record
as evidence of his ability to deliver the
goods. Quien sabe? It is also possible
that in a moment of liberality he may
have agreed to take their stock off their
hands at its present value of $4,680,000,
in which case he will have cleaned up
a neat profit upon the main transac
tion of Just $47,320,000, besides the undis
coverable amount of all evaporated div
idends for some fourteen years. Having
made himself solid in London, Mr. Hunt
ington will now come home to head off
White's San Pedro resolution.
ONLY AN ACT OF JUSTICE
A correspondent of The Herald calls
attention to the fact that the bones of
tho man who gave Central park to this
city lie in the potters'field. Hesuf'p'ests
that it would be an act of Justice for the
city to first remove the remains from
their unhallowed lodgment and give
them honorable burial and a headstone;
then we can with a clear conscience
erect In the park a monument to one of
the nations's good and great. There Is
merit In the suggestion.
The donor of Central park was 1 known
to old timers as "Round House George."
He was at one time accounted wealthy,
and did, in fact, own property that is
worth half a million dollars today. One
of his holdings was a large lot on Main
street somewhere between Second and
Fourth streets upon which there was an
octagonal building known as " the
round house," and which furnished a
sobriquet for its owner. The property
was in the earlier times a beer garden.
It was filled with trees and shrubs and
embodied many quaint conceits, among
which were the putative graves of Adam
and Eve. George was one of the charac
ters of the town twenty year 9 ago. He
was caught in the pinch of 1875-6, and,
at a time when money was 6carce,
heavy assessments came on for street
Improvements, he mortgaged his prop
erty and eventually lost it all. Old
timers remember the unfortunate man
as he used to wander about town after
his financial downfall, his cane hanging
to his arm, and his whole aspect showing
that he was half demented. Many who
knew him then and pitied him would be
willing to contribute a small amount to
remove old George's bones from a pau
per's grave and commemorate his vir
tues in some simple way. At best it
would be but a tardy tribute from a city
that has benefited greatly from his gen
erosity, and whose very progress was
one of the direct means of his downfall.
The Herald feels warranted in calling
upon the Historical society to take hold
of this matter, and if it is agreed upon,
a subscription may be opened for the
object in view.
SIXTY-FIVE CENTS A DAY
Local apologists for the Republican
hardi times administration are laying
great stress upon the alleged scarcity
of labor in the fruit districts, saying that
it is impossible to secure the necessary
labor to gather and dry the crop.
A letter in the San Barnardino Free
Press throws a little light on the situa
tion. It says in part:
"I know of several cases where the
growers came to this city from Itialto
and held out great inducements in or
der to get hands, and they secured
many who worked steady and hard a
whole day, and the best man in the
lot only made 65 cents, and he was no
new hand at cutting, either. Can you
blame honest labor for not working at
such wages? If you can, I can't."
If a maximum wage of 65 cents a day
is a fair sample of Republican prosper
ity it is not strange that the people are
already calling for a change. There are
not nearly so many idle men in Los An
geles now as there were a few months
ago because many have gone to the
fruit ranches to work for 65 cents a day
rather than starve; but what encour
agement for the future is there in such
a state of things?
Our single gold standard friends have
had a great deal to say about the 50-cent
dollar. What do they think of the 50
A ROAR FROM NEW YORK
The New York Tribune is very much
exercised over Mr. Bryan's Los Angeles
speech. That high-minded journal
complains that the speech differed
from salvation in that it cost everybody
who heard it 50 cents apiece. It may be
sufficient to quiet the Tribune's pain to
explain that the speech was free with
the exception of a moderate number of
Something like 20,000 people saw Mr.
Bryan at Fiesta park on the afternoon
of the Fourth of July, and all of that
number who could get within reach of
his voice heard him. Would it have
made the Tribune any happier to know
that 20,000 people actually did pay 50
cents apiece to hear Mr. Bryan? Would
not the fact have been discouraging
from a Republican point of view?
As a matter of fact the Republican
leaders and organs all over the country
coo ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 15, J897
are terribly alarmed over the growing
popularity of the Democratic leader.
They know, although they dare not ad
mit It, that Mr. Bryan is more popular
now than he was before the November
election. They will not admit It, but
they know that the Republican prom
ises of Immediate prosperity have not
been fulfilled, and that the people are
holding the administration and the
party to account for it.
The only thing they have been able to
do in their attempts to counteract and
render futile the rising tide of public in
dignation is to ridicule and abuse Mr.
Bryan and the cause he represents. Mr.
Bryan, the Democratic party and the
friends of silver generally can stand
this sort of thing better than the Repub
lican party. Political boomerangs are
dangerous weapons In thehandsof those
who use them.
A REPUBLICAN VIEW
The national convention of Republi
can clubs is in session at Detroit. This
is of course a purely partisan political
organization, and it Is interesting on this
account to observe what view it takes,
as representing the Republican party, of
the present outlook and the condition of
things in general.
The present convention, as Is usually
the case, is distinguished by the absence
of the real leaders of the party. These
gentlemen always have an excuse for not
being present This year the sitting of
congress i» advanced as the reason for
non-attendance; but if there had been
political fences to mend at home the
leaders of the grand old party would
have contrived some way to absent
themselves from Washington.
President 'Woodmansee, the retiring
head of the organization, delivered an
address that was more remarkable for
what it promised in the name of the Re
publican party than for any exhibitions
of pointing with pride to things already
achieved: but this is In full harmony
with the political record of the party.
The confirmed itch of those present for
the spoils of office was voiced in the
condemnation of the civil service re
forms inaugurated by the last Demo
cratic administration, and the assertion
that "the mere fact that a man who
fills an office is a Democrat is prima
facie evidence of the other fact that an
investigation ought to be made as to his
ability to fill it."
Then there was Webster Davis of Kan
sas City, assistant secretary of the in
terior, who rushed bravely to the de
fense of that great, good and much ma
ligned man, "one of the noblest of Amer
ican statesmen," Mark A. Hanna. The
administration stood up bravely for its
own. Davis' assertion that the mining
strikes were brought on for the purpose
of defeating Hanna's re-election to the
United States senate would be funny If
it were not outrageous.
The convention may be dismissed as a
gathering for the purpose of furthering
party interests without regard to the in
terests of the people.
A SUFFICIENT ANSWER
The experience of the Christian En
deavorers in California ought to be a
sufficient answer to any exhibit of op
posing prejudice concerning the holding
of national conventions on the Pacific
coast. That such prejudlceisaltogether
unfounded is shown by the official de
claration of President Clark, the father
of the association. He said:
An attendance of more than 40,000,
a registration of over 26,000 actual
Christian Endeavorers, is equal to an
attendance of 80,000 in any large eastern
city when you remember that half of
the attendants crossed the Rocky
mountains in order to reach the coast.
But numbers alone was not the only
matter to be considered. "More worthy of
note," says Mr. Clark, "was the spirit of
the convention, its earnestness, its genu
ine ring, its high spiritual quality."
When it is considered that over one-half
the delegates present were from Cali
fornia, it becomes evident that the true
spirit of Christian Endeavor Is not want
ing In this state.
That the convention has been a real
benefit not only to those who partici
pated in it but to California none will
deny. The splendid results achieved will
undoubtedly be considered in the future,
wlien the question of holding national
conventions In California shall arise.
A joint committee of the chamber of
commerce, the merchants' and manufac
turers' association and the board of
trade has been formed for the purpose
of urging the city council to have the
streets in the business portion of the
city properly cleaned and repaired. This
committee fairly represents the business
men of the city, who are heavy taxpay
ers and among the representative citi
zens of the municipality. Their ideas
and wishes should be given weight ac
The London Globe has got it all fig
ured out that the Japanese navy is go
ing to blow the American navy out of
the water and ravage the whole Pacific
coast, and that Spain will take advan
tage of the opportunity to Weylerize the
remainder of the country. The weather
is so warm in this country just now that
even such dire prophecy fails to make
cold chills run down the American spine.
That great harbor resolution must
have found its way into the waste
paper basket. Where is "Our Steve's"
great influence that we have heard so
much about?— Santa Monica Outlook.
The Outlook has by this time learned
that Senator White's harbor resolution
has passed the senate without opposi
tion. It was not a question of influence,
but of right.
Business was entirely suspended at
Walla Walla, Wash., while Mr. Bryan
was speaking there. That is what the
Republican organs refer to when they
say that Bryan is Interfering with the
return of business prosperity.
The Christian Endeavorers in San
Francisco consumed twenty thousand
glasses of Southern California lemonade
anu the effect was such that Mr. Leon
ard Merrill, the state president, believes
there will be a very large influx of his
fellow-Enduavorers to Los Angeles to
wards the end of the week. Their good
Impression should be confirmed.
Mr. Cleveland will go down to history
as the "so-called" Democratic president
of the United States if Senator Tillman
can have his way. The Democratic party
is strong enough to bear the responsibil
ity of its own mistakesi
The sultan has sent an ultimatum to
Persia. After getting the small fry out
of the way, he will take the Great Pow
ers of Europe in hand and properly dis
cipline them for presuming to interfere
In his national affairs.
Joseph Chamberlain will be known to
posterity as the white-washed statue of
British territorial aggrandizement.
The report that W. Russell Ward con
templates an appeal to the British vice
consul is not generally credited.
Kind sirs, I want a chaperon,
A nice, old quiet lady,
Who much prefers to be alone
In spots remote and shady.
And I would like to have her blind
(I'd try her life to cheer).
And to young men she should be kind
Whenever they were near.
Quite deaf I'd like to have her .too,
Lest she should hear some things
That might be said by just a few
About engagement rings.
I'd also like to have her dumb;
If such a one you see,
Please tell the dear bid soul to come
To Mount Desert with me.
Hot Weather Don'ts
Don't complain of the weather. Com
plaining won't help it, and besides you'll
be sorry next winter for all the hard
things you have said about summer.
Don't wear any more clothes than the
Don't drink anything with alcohol
Don't eat heavily, especially of meat.
Don't be scared if you can't sleep for
the heat. Tou will sleep when sleep is
Don't walk on the sunny side when
there Is a shady side.
Don't fill yourself full of iced water.
Don't quarrel with anybody about
Don't imagine that this sort of thing
is going to last long. It never does.
Don't hurry Don't worry.
Don't run to catch a car. There are
Don't shave too close.
Above all things, don't ask anybody
"Is It hot enough for you?" There's in
citement to murder in that question.—
New York World.
News From Authoritative Source
Mr. Hanna tells the coal miners that
they are mistaken) about prosperity—it
hasn't come, and, therefore, it is im
possible to raise their wages. Thils may
be accepted as an authoritative declara
tion regarding the present state of busi
ness by one who said last fall that we
should be sloshing and sousing in good
times before the spring came.—Spring
field, Mass., Republican,
"In the meantime," says General
Miles, "I am filling many social engage
ments." And in the course of events
the general will be filling a few $500 cab
ins of an ocean greyhound, which in
these piping times of peace is no mean
glory, if anybody should call you up.—
That will be a touching scene when
the senate tariff bill gets back to the
house and Mr. Dingley struggles to rec
ognize in its features the countenance
of his long-lost Record.
The prejudice which naturally exists
against Turkish cigarettes in Greece
ought to open up a new and promising
field for the American Tobacco trust. —
The English Stroke
But Cornell must admit, though, that
when it comes to long distance records
the queen is doing very well with the
English stroke.—Detroit News.
She —The second time I saw him I was
engaged to him.
She—What caused the delay?— Life.
Too Warm to Do Otherwise
Keep cool if any cheeTf ul imbecile asks
you if you are.—Chicago Times-Herald.
Who will get it ?
Schilling s Best tea is not only pure but it
is ? because it is fresh-roasted.
What is the missing word ?
Get Schilling's Best tea at your grocer's; take out the Yellow Ticket
(there is one in every package); send it with your guess to address below
before August 31st.
One word allowed for every yellow ticket.
If only one person finds the word, he gets one thousand dollars. If
several find it, the money will be divided equally among them.
Every one sending a yellow ticket will get a set of cardboard creeping
babies at the end of the contest. Those sending three or more in one
envelope will receive a charming 1898 calendar, no advertisement on it.
Besides this thousand dollars, we will pay $150 each to the two persons
who send in the largest number of yellow tickets in one envelope between
June 15 and the end of the contest —August 31st.
Cut this out. * You won't see it again
for two weeks. Ba
Address: SCHILLING'S BEST TEA SAN FRANCISCO.
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 tho
proper expression of their views.)
Rescue His Bones
To the Editor of the Los Angeles
Herald: The Times In its issue of yes
terday commends the suggestion that
Los Angeles should erect a statue of
some national character in Central park,
and says "Let us have a noble and ma
jestic statue of Abraham Lincoln."
Every patriot would be glad to see that
beautiful park adorned by the statue of
the revered Lincoln.
But could the immortal remalnsof that
great man speak he would object to his
statue beautifying a park while the re
mains of the donor of it lie burled
in the potters' field. Before erecting any
statue Los Angeles should take the re
mains of him who gave Central park
to the city from the potters' field and
bury them where the grave can be
marked as the grave of one so liberal
should be. This done then the city and
citizens can without a blush of shame
adorn the park by figures representing
the good' and great.
Campers at Redondo Unhappy
To the Editor of the Los Angeles Her
ald: Considerable dissatisfaction pre
vails among the campers here over what
they consider an extortion by the Re
dondo Beach company in collecting such
high rates for water. The water rates
are levied or rather regulated by the city
councll and if the company demands
more than $1.50 per month the company
is illegally overcharging the campers
and they should refuse to pay any more
than the above amount. The camp
ground is state land and the campers
cannot be compelled to pay ground rent.
Any overcharges should be reported to
the city marshal. A RESIDENT.
A Great Change
Half the Pullman cars in this country
are now lined up on the Oakland mole.
They were used to carry the Christian
Endeavorers across the continent. The
great founder of their religion rode on
the back of an ass into Jerusalem nearly
1900 years ago. Quite an improvement,
truly, in transportation methods. Who
can say the doctrines taught then and
now have not changed as much?— Santa
As matters now stand a dlspari'ty in
money values is an advantage to those
who are responsible for that disparity.
Let us reverse matters and use the
mighty force of these gigantic syndi
cates in maintaining parity and stabil
ity between all forms of our circulating
medium, —San Bernardino Free Press.
Another Bad Result
Another bad result of confinement at
■Whittier is developing in the helpless
ness of the inmates when they are dis
charged. A young man kept there four
years, well fed, lodged and clothed with
out any care to himself, is in a poor con
dition to help himself when he gets out.—
Worse and Worse
Some California Journalists have had
their tender feelings lacerated by the
fact that Mr. Bryan spoke on the Fourth
of July. Hon. J. Sterling Morton, the
agricultural songster of the Cleveland
flock suffers even greater pangs because
the coal miners struck on that day.—
Wants a Regatta
Now let's get up a regular down-east
aquatic exhibition and Invite every
yacht and boat owner in San Pedro,
Long Beach, Santa Monica andCatalina
to come over here one day this summer
and contest for a suitable and inducing
No Sour Grapes Here
The grapes are believed to be enjoying
this weather. —Fresno Expositor.
While the Fourth of July is a great
occasion, let us hope no one will be in
considerate enough to read the Declara
tion of Independence in Mr. Bayard's
Defenders of the national honor will
doubtless be disturbed to learn that the
lowa Democrats still favor unpacking
the supreme court.—Detroit News.
In Cuba and Hawaii your Uncle Sam
uel would have a fine pair of coffee- col
ored twins. —Washington Post.
As to Japan
Japan will find It to her advantage
to make, no bluffs with papier mache ul
timatums-. —'Detroit Tribune.
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