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The Herald The Herald Publishing Company WILLI AT A. SPALDING. President and. General Manager. EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT: 221 East Fourth street. Telephone 156. BUSINESS OFFICE: Bradbury Building, 222 West Third street. Telephone 247. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION Dally, by carrier, per month $ 75 Daily, by mail, one year 9 00 Dally, by mail, six months 4 50 Daily, by mall, three months 2 25 Sunday Herald, by mall, one year 2 00 Weekly Herald, by mail, one year 1 00 POSTAGE RATES ON THE HERALD til pages 4 cents 32 pages 2 cents 16 pages 3 cents 28 pages 2 cents 14 pages 2 cents 16 pages 2 cents 12 pages- • I^R t EASTERN AGENTS FOR THE HERALD A. Frank Richardson, Tribune building. New York; Chamber ot Commerce build- Ing, Chicago. SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE: 62S Market street, opposite Palace hotel. LOS ANGELES DAILY HE BALD SWORN STATEMENT CIRCULATION. State of California. County of Los Ange les.—ss. L M. Holt, superintendent of circulation of the Los Angeles Daily Herald, being first duly sworn, deposes and says: That for the five months from February 1. 1897, to June 30, 1897 (inclusive), the total circu lation of the said Dally Herald was 1,290,635 copies, being an average daily circulation of 8604. That the week-day circulation during the sbove time was 1,071,567, being a daily aver age of 8306 copies That the Sunday circulation during the above time was 219,059, being an average foi ~eh Sunday of 10;431. jj HOLT, Superintendent of Circulation. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th day of July, 1597. FRANK J. COOPER, Notary Public in and for the County of Los Angeles, State of California. WEDNESDAY, Al GIST 25. 180 T. THE POSSIBLE COURSE OF THE WHEAT MARKET Hardly anything interests the people at this time more intimately than the course of the wheat market. From all available data it seems certain that our country will find a prompt market for all her surplus breadstuffs at good prices. But will our surplus suffice for the needs of western Europe without re ducing our reserves so far below a nor mal level as to force prices to an ex treme? The known facts are that stocks of wheat in England and France have not been so meager in years as at pres ent; that the English and French crops are below normal; that the southern hemisphere instead of having wheat to sell must buy from us; that the Danub ian provinces have little if any surplus, and that the Russian crop is more or less deficient. The unknown elements are how much the United States and Canada will have to spare and how great the deficiency Is In Russia. For feed and seed the United States will need about 400,000,000 bushels. The highest estimate of our crop Is 600,000,000, with 100,000,000 of carry over stock. Unless Russia has a considerable quantity to spare, say 75,000,000 bushels, the appear ances all point to scarce wheat before the next harvest. With rains in Austra lia, Argentine and India during the com ing fall and winter, a good crop might be available there to draw from as early as next March. But that isa contingent matter. In view of these facts, reports of light crops in the northwestern states of our country and that Russia contemplates the prohibiting of exporting wheat, no wonder that the market suffers severe spasms of excitement. There is another element of uncertain ty In the situation which adds fuel to the flames. Will the peace of Europe be maintained? The probabilities are that it will, but that is far from a certainty. The meetings between the kaiser, the czar and the president of the French re public are not junketing trips pure and simple. Deep schemes of diplomacy lie at the root of these new movements. The latest report that Germany might cede the Alsace-Lorraine territory to France on a promise of payment on very easy terms is a most significant not?. The peace between Turkey and Greece is not signed yet and permanent peace between the heterogeneous elements of the Turkish empire is not possible. The rejvolt against English rule on the Af ghan frontier is a disturbing develop ment which is puzzling to account for. If Russia is at all convinced that the peace of the world is seriously at wheat will be held back to feed the army. If the continental powers have it in mind to interfere with England's policy in any part of the eastern hemisphere, •very means wili be used to reduce her stock of breadstuff's before an attack is actually made. Here are all the influences at work In the wheat pits, and with these In mind it Is no wonder the market Is most fever ish. There Is every inducement to be on the bull side of such a market, as a serious drop In values Is most unlikely, and fu ture events may s>end prices far above those now ruling. Should our farmers be able to dispose of 200,000,000 bushels of wheat at $1 to $1.26 per bushel, and of a larger volume of corn at 35 to 40 cents, the result must be flush times in America and later on a boom In Southern California, which will mean much to our farmers, merchants, capitalists and speculators. GOOD CHANCE TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE The notorious Four Hundred saloon, at the corner of Fourth and Main streets, to which The Herald has called attentiop on several occasions, is again in trouble, and the proprietor has been baled be fore the police commission to show cause why his license should not be re voked. It appears that there was a fight in the saloon about half past one oclock last Sunday morning, and an officer sent there to quell the disturb ance reported that while the front doors were locked he could easily determino that there was a crowd inside and he was satisfied that business was beinrr transacted, for he heard the rattle of the cash register. If the officer had been up to the ways of this wicked world he would have walked into the so-called lunch stand on the side and then through an open door provided expressly for the accom modation of customers after the regula tion hour of closing. The officer approved himself too innocent or too timid by half, and for his failure to perform a plain duty—either to go through the side door already open or to enforce an en trance through the front door—he was very properly cited before the board to make explanations on his own account. The police commission Is winning golden opinions for its thoroughness and fearlessness in handling propositions of this sort, and the public will sustain it to the end in putting a stop to the viola tions of law that have been hitherto tol erated and even winked at by the police. RECOGNITION FOR LOS ANGELES The importance and advantages of Los Angeles as a railway center and ter minus have once more received practical recognition, in the announcement thai General Superintendent Wells of the Santa Fe Pacific would this week re move here, together with his entire office force, making his headquarters In this city in the future. Hifherto the general superintendent's office has been located in Albuquerque, N. M. The removal Is of course a part of the general plan of centralizing the active management of the great system in the most convenient locations and In conso nancewiththeimportance of the various cities as railway centers. In the policy of the Santa Fe officials, insomuch as it relates to the development of the trib utary territory, Los Angeles and South ern California must play a very promi nent part. Some weeks ago The Herald devoted considerable space to the very Interest ing outlines of the company's policy as laid down by its immigration agent, while no earlier than this week Mr. Walker, chairman of the board of di rectors, offered some very sound sugges tions regarding the future growth of the southern counties that showed most clearly that he regarded the interests of his railroad and of this section as be ing most intimately connected with each other. Under the existing circumstances it was perfectly natural and the part of good business sense to remove the office of the general superintendent to this city. The removal will add to the im portance and prestige of Los Angeles as a railroad center and it will doubtless be an agreeable change to those immedi ately concerned. One thing of this kind leads to anothei of the same sort. The railroad develop ment of Los Angeles and Southern Cali fornia is yet in its infancy. Already signs of the great railroad future may be seen in the business sky. The opportunity for congratulating Santa Barbara upon the fact that J. H. Kuhns, general storekeeper for tha Santa Fe Pacific will soon remove to that city, together with his entire force, is not to be lost. In short, the Santa Fe seems to be identifying itself with Southern California in the most gratify ing, practical manner. A NEW DISCOVERY IN LOGIC That something new in the process of reasoning has been found out should cre ate* no surprise, for in the scientific world there are new discoveries nearly every day, in electricity, chemistry and light. It is an era of progress and development, and why should there' not be advance ment in the field of mind in the laws of mental philosophy, and those which re late to cause and effect? We have a new discovery in this fieid, a hitherto unknown priciple'in logic. This principle is the disco-very of the MclClnleyltes, the Dingley tes and the other ites who think that public policies control even the laws of nature. On every street corner they are sayin:; with gusto "the price of wheat has gone up and the price of silver has gone down. Didn't we tell you the election of Mc- Kinley would bring prosperity? Here it is upon us; the price of wheat has gone up." Thus it is that the supporters of the "advance agent of prosperity" talk, and act as if the election of McKinley had had the effect to blast the wheat crops to a serious or partial extent in India, Australia, the Argentine Re public, Rus sia, France and some other European countries, and that the pendency of the Dingley bill in< congress from the mid dle of March till midsummer had such an influence on atmospheric conditions in this country as to insure a bountiful LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 25, 1897 harvest. This reasoning may be very clear and convincing to highly organized brains, but to less favored persons the conclusion arrived at would not seem to be a logical deduction from the prem ises. Old style logicians would say that there has been underproduction of wheat in nearly all competitive countries, and a larger production than usual in the United States, and that the demand ha* not diminished, while the world's supply has greatly fallen off. Under such cir- cumstances it used to be supposed that the price would advance in obedience 1 to a natural law, but under the new proc ess of reasoning supply and demand have had no Influence In advancing th» price of wheat; It has been, caused solely by the election of McKinley and the en actment of the Dingley law. The old, matter-of-fact logician would explain why the price of silver had gone down at the same time that the price of wheat has gone up, by saying that silver production has not diminished very materially at most, but Its demone tization by European nations and lately by India and Japan has limited Its uses, and if the effect of supply and demand were as it used to be, the price would fall, whether this or that political party were In power in the United States; but now and in this country the cause of the reduced price Is a result of McKln ley's election and the passage of the Dingley tariff law. But they say the prices of other things have gone up. It used to be understood that when the price of one great staple went up the prices of other staples would go up sympathetically. That prin ciple, It seems, is no longer applicable. When prices of whatever articles ad vance. McKinley and Dingley have caused It. Should there be heavy crops next year In. all wheat producing countries, the merits of the new principle of logic will be tested. It is not best to accept It as correct on the Ipse dixit of the dis coverers. It may seem all right under favorable circumstances, and may not work well when nature causes a turn in affairs. Wages seem not to have gone up.with advance of prices of wheat and other commodities, and under high protection to trusts. The Dingley law must some where be defective in not having done something for the wage-earners, while giving prosperity to other classes. We hope the solons who enacted the law will discover the defect before congress re assembles, that the law may be amend ed so as to promote the interests of the classes who are dependent on their labor, REBATING LICENSE TAXES In granting a rebate of license to ex- Saloonkeeper Mackel for a term during which he paid the tax without the ad vantage of carrying on a saloon, the police commission yesterday stirred up a host of similar claimants, and waded into deep water. As a strict matter of equity, It would seem that if a man pays for something he does not get, he is en titled to his money back. But the prac tice with the city government hitherto has been to keep a tight grip on every thing It got hold of. If a man paid for a license without utilizing it, he did so , advisedly and of his own free will. He might have surrendered his license at any time and stopped the payment, but he held on to It, presumably for some ad vantage to be gained thereby. Taking this view of the question, perhaps he derived a quid pro quo and isnot entitled to a rebate. It's a knotty question and ought to be referred to the city's legal advisers. The city attorney might be asked to give his opinion, first, as to whether the authorities have any right to refund money thus paid In, and, sec ondly, whether the city would be liable for reclamation in an action at law. These two propositions out of the way, the police commission and the council can decide the equities to suit their own consciences. TRYING TO TAX BICYCLERS The proposition to put a license tax on the use of bicycles has been seriously considered by a number of municipali ties which, like Los Angeles, are in straits' to pay necessary expenses and also the salaries of political henchmen out of the ordinary tax and license re ceipts. The latest rebuff to such an attempt Is recorded from the Circuit court of Cook county, Illinois, where a decision has been rendered that a license tax on bi cycles is unconstitutional on the ground that it involves double taxation on wheels which are already subject to tax ation as personal property under state laws. The court was of opinion that, while the municipality might license a busi ness or occupation, like that of the ex pressman and hack driver, or a common carrier, it had no right to demand a fee for the use by resident owners of private vehicles, of Its highways, which are free Ito the public of the entire state. The decision of the circuit court will undoubtedly be appealed from, and when decided, bicycle owners and riders will probably not be annoyed by any similar attempts at double taxation on the part of city governments. The mat ter is one of general interest to all own ers of bicycles and It appears highly probable that their rights will be re spected by the appellate courts. A GOOD SUGGESTION Every citizen of Southern California who has the interest of this section at heart should study carefully the sugges tions made in a published interview by Colonel Aldace F. Walker, chairman of the board of directors of the Santa Fe system, who has been visiting in this part of the state during the past two weeks. They are eminently practical. Col. Walker, as the head of the great Santa Fe system, Is of course deeply in terested in anything that affects the welfare of the country through which the road passes. The two Interests are wrapped up In each other In such a man ner that they are mutually affected by the conditions that arise from time to time. So these opinions have double weight. Chairman Walker made many valua ble suggestions, but none perhaps was more Important than that which urged more harmonious methods and more united action In pressing in the eastern states the Introduction of our California products. "It is a lack of acquaint ance," he says, "rather than lack of de mand, which makes thetr sale difficult. You have many special productions which would be readily accepted if only buyer and seller might be brought to gether." The next question Is, how shall buyer and seller best be brought together? Colonel Walker says it does little good, apparently to merely establish eastern agencies. They do not reach the buy ers and It is the buyers that must be reached. So he suggests that exhibits, upon the plan of our local chamber of commerce be placed in Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and other cities where the consumers we wish to reach reside. If this plan cannot be adopted for all the cities let it be tried for one. A small but carefully selected perma nent exhibit would, demonstrate the ex istence of many desirable articles of which the consuming public is now en tirely ignorant. This suggestion is right in line with the assertion of The Herald touching upon the home products question, to the effect that In order to sell goods the people must first be made acquainted with their merits, and the only way to make them acquainted Is to advertise them in such ways as may seem best. It Is to be hoped that Colonel Walker's suggestions will fall on fruitful soil. Then, If they are properly cultivated, they will produce a big crop. The Grand Army boys are assembling at Buffalo for their annual encampment. The newspapers will have a great deal to say, couched in the familiar, trite terms, about the thinning ranks, the bent shoulders, the whitening hair and the more halting step, but they will mean what they say, every word. It will be many years yet before the last gather ing of the veterans of the civil war is he-Id and no patriotic citizen or news paper but is glad to pay the tribute that Is due to the defenders of the Union, and to illustrate through them the lesson of genuine patriotism to the rising genera tion. So let us repeat the old familiar words, recite the old familiar poems and rejoice that so many of the veterans are yet spared to the country they helped to save. President McKinley says prosperity has come through bountiful crops in the weft, and a protective tariff in the east; that is to say prosperity in the east de pends upon a law that enables the east to levy tribute on the west. The west is to be taxed to support the east, that is the principle of reciprocity that exists between eastern trusts and western pro ducers. The time would seem to have come when the west should declare "millions for defense without a cent for tribute." The money power eontrolsthe east and its existence depends upon how much the west will stand. The California exhibit at Hamburg won a gold medal, the highest award, at the exhibition, and several large or ders for California products have al ready been received as another result of the exhibit. Shrewd, well directed rnterprise always pays and the people of California made no mistake when they took space in the show at Hamburg. This state should be well represented at Omaha next year. Emperor Willian ought to be present at the conference between President Faure of France and Czar Nicholas of Russia, not necessarily for publication but as a certification of good faith. And it might not be a bad idea for Czar Reed to be there, too. California Is having some good base ball this summer, and the scores will average very well with those made by the big eastern clubs. The boys should b-? encouraged in their efforts by the pres ence of large crowds at every game. Jim Corbett played first base for the Pawtucket club last Sunday, accept ing thirteen chances without an error. What would have happened, had Bob Fltzsimmons been a member of the op posing team is hard to say. Some people back east are mean enough to ascribe the mosquito plague that now curses that section of the country to the operation of the Dingley tariff law. All home industries are supposed to be protected under that law. Prosperity does not seem to have hit the high places anywhere near the New- England cotton mills, which are shut ting down for the purpose of restrict ing the output. If any citizen has any good solid flesh he wants melted, let him step into the middle of the street at about the middle hour of the daytime. The way to be prosperous, saith the wise man, is to live within your income, and live long enough. But first get your income. THE ONLY THING WE KNOW We know what is,but w hat will be We know not, no one ever knew: The gods themselves cannot forsee (If gods there be) what men may do Prophecies are arrows shot in the dark At an unseen mark. If they miss it we let them go. If they hit it, as sometimes they will When the night winds thither blow, We magnify the skill Of the hand that held the bow. The only thing we know Is that we live and die, ■•Ji.f Not the inscrutable why! Poor puppets of crumbling clay, The world goes round and round And we go with it—here today- Tomorrow underground. [ —Independent, THE FORESTERS The Supreme Court in Session at Denver DENVER, August 24.—Two hundred delegates, representing Foresters' courts in all portions of the country, attended the Supreme Court of the order, which was called to order by Supreme Chief Ranger L. J. Smith of Lowell, Mass. He ports of the supreme officers show that during the past two years the order of Foresters has made an increase of 18,746 members and 86 courts. The aggregate expenditures for the management and beneficial funds were over $2,000,000. There is a balance of $931,784 In the State Supreme Court treasuries, an Increase of $142,132 over the balance of two years ago. No business was transacted at today's session. A public reception was held this afternoon, and the several dele gates enjoyed a ride around the city. The court will be in session until Sat urday. When the election of officers is held exciting times are promised. Supreme Chief Ranger Smith Is a can didate for re-election, but he may be strongly opposed by Joshua Shaw of Brooklyn, N. Y. Dr. Frank H. Wheeler of New Haven, Conn., and T. J. Ford of Pittsburg are also candidates. STILL THERE Stars and Stripes Still Float over Clipperton SAN FRANCISCO, August 24.—1t is learned from Paul J. Henning, an em ploye of the Pacific Phosphate Company, that the American flag is flying on Clip perton Island. He has been living on the island with two other men and they successfully resisted the attempt of Captain McMurtry of the ship Kinkora to hoist the British flag there three months ago. The Kinkora was wrecked and the three Americans held as wreck age nearly a million feet of lumber, which was washed ashore. H. M. S. Comus visited the island later, but did not disturb the Stars and Stripes, nor enter a claim for the valuable lum ber. Rev. Akerly Dead OAKLAND, August 24—Rev. Benja min Akerly, rector emeritus of St. John's Episcopal Church, died at his home In this city shortly after midnight this morning, of old age. He was born In 1812 of Scotch-English descent and was the son of a well-known New York physician. On July 13, 1842, he was or dained to the Episcopal priesthood. From New York he went to Dunkirk, Mich., and from there to Milwaukee, where he founded St. John's Episcopal Church, the leading church of the de nomination In the State of Wisconsin. He remained in Milwaukee twelve years, coming to California In 1857. He found ed many missions. The Church of the Advent, St. Paul's Church of East Oak land and the Gray mission at Temescal were offshoots of St. John's. Dr. Akerly was a past master of Oak Leaf Lodge and past high priest of the Royal Arch Chapter of Masons. A Sailor's Story SAN FRANCISCO, August 24.—Chas. Benjamin, a sailor, was arrested today on board the barkentlne Irmgard upon suspicion of having causad the death of First Mate August Johnson of that ves sel, who has been missing since yester day. The two men left the Folsom-street bulkhead In a yawl to go on boardi the vessel, which was lying in the stream, but nothing more was heard of the boat until this morning, when Benjamin reached the ship alone, with a strange story of having been unconscious all night and not knowing what had hap pened meanwhile. The missing mate and Benjamin had beer drinking while ashore, but appeared to be on the best of terms. The Glucose Trust NEW YORK, August 24.—One of the good things for the organizers of trusts is the new glucose trust. The quotations on Its shares on the street have reached such a point that holdingsnow represent almost double what they cost less than a month ago. At the present figure an investment of $10,000 when the trust was formed cleared exactly $8,187 for pre ferred 92M> and common at 62. In another week or so the shares will be listed on the Stock Exchange and talk of preferred reaching 125 and com mon 75 very soon thereafter prevails among the brokers. The price of the product has advanced from 75 centß on June 2d to $1.76 today. Death Seems Certain TACOMA. Wash.. August 24.—Mrs. Hugh Wallace, daughter of Chief Jus tice Melville W. Fuller, Is dying of ap pendicitis at Ashford's farm at the foot of Mount Rainier. Drs. Yocom and Hickman and Mr. Wallace are at the bedside doing everything possible to save her life. It was considered doubt ful if she can live two days. The doc tors have decided she is too weak to un dergo an operation. Messengers arc kept on the road between Ashford's and Tacoma carrying medicines up and bringing In bulletins of her condition. These are wired to Chief Justice Fuller, who is sojourning at a Maine summer resort. A Miser Murdered BERLIN, August 24.—A sensation has been caused here by the discovery of the murdered bodies of a miserly widow named Schultze and her daughter In the ' cellar of their residence on Koenig Gra outz strasse. Schultze, the deceased hus band of Mrs, Schultze, was a mine owner and several times a million aire, and Frau Schultze was believed to be In possession of considerable wealth. A shoemaker having a store on the ground floor of the Schultze residence is suspected of having committed the mur ders. Baby Was Dead BERKELEY, August 24.—Mrs. Thos. Rourke hurried away from her home to buy food for her children. When she returned, not ten minutes later, she found that her baby girl, 18 months old, had expired in her absence. A physi cian held an autopsy and said strangu lation was the cause, although he no ticed a discoloration of the scalp. Royal Graves Robbed VIENNA, August 24.—The crypt of the cathedra! at Stuhlweissenburg, north of East Lake Balatony, Hungary, knowaas the Marier.kirch, in which fourteen of the Arpad Kings of Hungary were bur ied, has been desecrated and the skulls and bones have been stolen. 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The sword had passed through four inches of planking and gone five inches further into a solid tim ber. The nine-inch section was broken off even with the copper sheathing. Uniform Divorce Law CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 24.—At the meeting today of the uniform law com mittee, a creation of the National Bar association, John C. Rlchberg of Chi cago, as chairman of a special commit tee appointed for the purpose, reported a draft of a divorce bill for adoption in all the states, to be submitted to the National Bar association. If the asso ciation approves of it, the members will urge Its adoption by their different state legislatures. The bill is modified after the divorce law in force In the District of Columbia, which of necessity was drawn by committees of congress which represents the entire country. The be lief is generally expressed by members of the committee that the bill will be approved by the National Bar associa tion, in which event systematic efforts will be made to have it adopted in all the states. Feared Notoriety OAKLAND, August 24.—Thomas B. Freeman, whose wife is suing Mrs. Eva Bryson for $28,000 for alienating his af fections, has mysteriously disappeared. He is reported to have said that If his family troubles got Into court he would commit suicide. An Expensive Relic MADISON, Wis., August 24.— E. W. Key« 9, one of the Wisconsin delegates to the national Grand Army encampment at Buffalo, will make a proposition for united action to urge the government to raise the ironclad Monitor, which de $iooo m All, or your share of it, if you find the missing word. Schillings Best tea is not only pure but it is f because it is fresh-roasted. What is the missing word ? Get Schilling's Best tea at your grocer's; take out the Yetfow Ticket (there is one in every package); send it with your guess to address below before August 31st. One word allowed for each 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 t)\e who send in the largest number of yellow tickets in one envelop9%MM& June 15 and the end of the contest—August 31st. Cut this out. You won't see it again. feated the rebel ram Merrlmac during the war. The Monitor foundered off Cape Hatteras December 31, 1862. It Is thought that it will require the expenditure of $300,000 to raise the vessel. Nebraska Cereals OMAHA, Neb., August 24.—The wheat crop of Nebraska has been threshed. The quaiity is excellent and the yield Is un precedented, aggregating 45,000,000 bush els. It Is generally estimated that the yield of corn will be 350,000,000 bushels, of fifty bushels to the abre. In South Dakota a close estimate places the wheat yield at 20,000,000 bushels. The average is fifteen bushels to the acre. In corn the yield will be 200,000,000 bushels, an average of forty bushels to the acre. There is an abundance of oats, which averages up to last year's crop. How Conn Died DETROIT, August 24.—The body ot Aaron C. Conn, the Board of Trade ope rator who disappeared Thursday, was found on Belle Isle this morning. Around the neck a handkerchief was knotted and twisted with a lead pencil until tha victim was strangled to death. What Canada Wants TORONTO, Ont., August 24.—1t Is re ported here the Canadian lumbermen of Liberal politics favor an effort In the direction of an arrangement with the government at Washington for lowei duties on lumber. Rio Coffee Crop LONDON, August 24.—A dispatch to the Times from Rio Janeiro says the cof fee crop promises to reach 10,000,000 sacks, as against 0,000,000 sacks last season.