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THE HERAL£> The Herald Publishing Company WILLIAn A. SPALDINQ, President end General Manager. EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT: 221 East Fourth street. Telephone 156. BUSINESS OFFICE: Bradbury Building. 222 West Third atreet. Telephone_!47._ RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION Dally, by carrier, per month I "5 Daily, by mall, one year 8 00 Daily, by mail, stx months 4 50 Dally, by mail, three months 2 25 Sunday Herald, by mall, one year 8 CO Weekly Herald, by mail, one year 1 00 POSTAGE RATES ON THE HEBALD 48 pages 4 cents 82 pages 2 cents 86 pages 3 cents 2S pages 2 cents 14 pages 2 cents 16 pages 2 cents 11 pages 1 cent EASTERN AGENTS FOR THE HERALD A. Frank Richardson, Tribune building. New York; Chamber of Commerce build ing, Chicago. SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE: 828 Market street, opposite Palace hotel. LOS ANGELES DAILY HEBALD SWORN STATEMENT CIRCULATION. State of California, County of Los Ange les.—as. L. M. Holt, superintendent of circulation of the Los Angeles Daily Herald, being Erst duly sworn, deposes and says: That for the Aye months from February 1, 1897, tc June 30, 1897 (Inclusive), the total circu lation of the said Daily Herald was 1,290,635 copies, being an average daily circulation Of 8604. That the week-day circulation during the above time was 1,071,567, being a daily aver age of 630(1 copies That the Sunday circulation during the above time was 219,059, being an average fcl each Sunday of 10;431. L. M. HOLT, Superintendent of Circulation. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18th day of July, 1597. FRANK J. COOPER, Notary Public in and for the County of Los Angeles, State of California. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1807 HOW DOES THE HARBOR STAND? Attorney General McKenna has given Secretary Alger an opinion as to the San Pedro harbor matter. The text of the opinion is not yet made public, and perhaps never will be. From all points of view McKenna's stand ought to be right. He is a Californian and he has borne- a good reputation. We shall hope that his expressed views will con tinue to maintain his good standing. But shall we get any sincere action on the harbor? We would fain hope so, but we are afraid to Indulge much hope. That there will be a show of obedience to the mandates of congress there is lit tle doubt, but that it will be better than a hypocritical pretense there is grave reason to doubt. There will be an abund ance of politics in what is done. The highhanded manner in which an act of congress has been ignored must be justi fied in some way, and the party must be furnished with some ground on which to stand and fight in this end of Cali fornia. To justify the act of General Alger and to furnish the party with some excuse will be the purpose what ever is done. To build the harbor, we fear, will not be the end in view at all. What we are afriad of is this: What ever may be McKenna's advice, bids to do the work will be Invited, but the work will be so overloaded with adjuncts to the plans outlined by the commission that the cost will be run to $5,000,000 or more. Two harbors will be aimed at where one was intended. The dredging of the inner harbor, the building of the wharves anil sea-walls will be piled each on the other until the cost will run beyond all reason. Bids will be invited for work that was not contemplated, and that is impossible within the ap propriation. The specifications will be so drawn as to make it a case of "all et hane." This will override congress quite as effectively as inaction, but to the people who have no personal Interest in the matter this will be made to serve not merely as a Justification but as a glori fication of the secretary. It will be made to appear that the work contemplated was a piece of inexcusable extrava gance for work in no way needed by the commerce of the country. It will be set forth as an attempt on the part of California to loot the treasury and make the people pay for creating a boom for Los Angeles. Alger will pose as a pa triot and the practical American people will be asked to applaud him as a hero for defying an ill-considered act of congress. This is not all guess work on our part. Elaborate grounds have been laid for this very line of argument. Out here the grandstand play will be that the law was complied with; that the failure of the harbor scheme was not the fault of Alger, of the administra tion nor of the party, but of the plan it self, which fell through because of Its own weight. We must bear In mind that Genera: Alger is a politician—not an astute one and not a too scrupulous one. But he knows more in politics now than he did some years ago. He knows more about the time to waste attention on the negro vote of the south. Whatever he lacks In shrewdness or fastidious scrupulous ness he more than makes up in ambi tion. The dulcet sounds-," President Russell A. Alger," are not as strange to his soul as to his ear. He no doubt dreams of such things. Let us therefore not build our hopes too high on prompt and fair action in the matter of giving us a harbor. We shall await with great interest for ad vices as to what Mr. McKenna says, and with more anxiety as to what Mr. Alger does. There is only one sincere view to take of this and only one honest way to act. That is to advertise for bids at once, and to ask for bids to do the work, clearly outlined by the commission, and that the specifications of the committee be the substantial basis on which the bids are made. Any great deviation from this course will be a clear evasion of the law and will be for no better mo tive than to hoodwink the people at large and deprive us of our rights and the commerce of the country of needed encouragement. One thing we promise our friends on the other side, they will not carry out this program, If s-uch be their intention, without hearing of it now and In future. They shall toe the mark or the pepole will know why. DEMAND AND SUPPLY Those who have affected' to believe that the present price of wheat has con clusively disposed of the contention that the prices of wheat and silver are con trolled by the same agency and sub ject to the same influences; and those who have affected to believe that the present situation has left the silver cause, as represented in the person of Mr. Bryan, without a leg to stand on, are once more subjected to disappoint ment Mr. Bryan sees the situation, he rises to it, and his views upon this subject, as upon all subjects upon which he expresses himself, are remarkable for their soundness and logical strength. The Herald printed the full text of Mr. Bryan's explanation of the relations of high wheat and low silver. It Is im portant that they should be generally known and clearly understood, because our single gold standard friends, grasp ing at the opportune-, though temporary condition as a drowning man. grasips n.t a straw, are seeking to form an Issue out of it in the hope of making political cap ital, something of which they are greatly in need. The assumption that an appreciating dollar is a national blessing, which formed a stock argument in; the "sound mon ey" campaign last fall, has been for gotten in the rejoicing over the advance mr the price of a single staple—wheat. But Mr. Bryan points out that "a rise in a few articles may bring an advantage to those who produce such articles, and yet prove a detriment to those who are engaged in the production of articles which do not enjoy a corresponding rise." How much has the advance in wheat raised wages? The workingman pays more for his flour, but his wages have not been advanced in proportion. Contrast "the short lived benefits of a spasmodic famine" with the general and permanent benefits that would be derived from bimetallism. The latter would cause a general rise in prices. It would quicken enterprise and main tain the level that, when it is reached, would protect business in general and producers of wealth in particular from the disastrous effects of falling prices. Equity and stability must be had in order that all shall receive the same treatment. If it be said that rising prices do injustice to the owners. V mon ey and to those who enjoy fixed incomes, it should be rem-embered that bimetal lism will only take away the advantage that the gold standard gave. Those who are talking about the law of supply and' demand in the case of wheat at the present time forget to apply the same rule to the case of silver. Bi metallism w'ouM fix the price of silver at $1.29 an ounce, and the demand thus created would keep it there. There is a demand for wheat, but there i* no de mand, comparatively speaking, for sil ver. Temporary conditions have caused them to drift apart. There is rejoicing over the high price of wheat, but every body knows that next year the condi tions may be reversed. It is a great mis take to think that a temporary rise In the price of a few articles can take- the place of a general rise maintained by the equitable, stable, bimetallic standard that will treat everybody alike. ROWDYISM IN BASEBALL The baseball season in the national league is drawing to a close, and while a very pretty contest for the pennant is being made, and brilliant playing has been the rule rather than the exception, there has be-en one feature of the season that calls for severe censure on. the part of a discerning public. This is the exhi bitions of rowdyism and rioting that have disgraced the ball fields, the play ers and the national game In general. The Chicago Times-Herald has been keeping tab on these exhibitions. From May 13 to August 6, Inclusive, there were no less than twenty cases of rowdyism and violence on the ball grounds of the national league while games were in progress, and in which the players took part. Profanity, obscene language, fist fights, assaulting the umpire, smashing windows, throwing rotten eggs and throwing beer bottles have been "among the features of the game" as it has beer, played this year. Not one of the twelve olubs in the league has a clean record. Baseball has been a square sport as played in the national league for a great many years, ever since, in fact, the time when, four Louisville players were sc severely punished for crooked work nearly twenty years ago. It is a populai sport. The crowds in the important games number several thousands and ;h< club that plays good ball is reasonably rure to make money for its owners. All these things but emphasize the nec- LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER If, J897 esslty of some provisions by which row dyism at ball games shall be stopped. If a baseball player cannot be a gentle man in his demeanor he may at least be made to behave. The other baseball leagues, the West ern, league, the Western association and the various state leagues that are im portant enough for public notice, seem to be able to get through the season without having a riot every day or two. If the major league cannot set a good example it ought to have the grace to follow one. There is no more Important matter that will come up before the magnates next winter, when they meet to arrange rules and schedules for next year's season, than the rowdyism that has prevailed this summer, and the means to be adopted in order to prevent a repetition of it. * * c BETTER PROTECTION POSSIBLE The two terrible disasters of this week have given a ghastly emphasis to the fact that our American railroads are sadlly lacking in the precautions and the careful management that are con sidered essential in other countries of modern civilization. We regard speed-, we insist upon comfort, upon everything, in fact, that goes to make railroad travel a plea.sant reality, except safety. While it Is true that the percentage of travelers- killed and wounded to the total number is very small, it is very large when compared with similar cas ualties in Europe. Why Is this so? One reason is tihat the Englis-h and European railroads are much more substantially built than ours. This condition Is perhaps Inevit able, on account of the enormous amount of capital that would be re quired to build on the European scale the longer American roacß. The older countries, too, are much more thickly settled, and- the revenue per mile Is larger year in and year out. Hence the European roads are much more care fully inspected. Chances are taken on American roads that in Europe would send the men who took them to prison. Perhaps none of the things mentioned hit exactly the case of this week's dis asters. In both of these the blame seems to have lain with employes' al though the exact responsibility cannot be fixe-d without an investigation. Rigid investigations should be had, and when or.cc the responsibility is placed, severe punishment should be meted' out to the guilty persons. The traveling public are entitled to better protection than they are receiving. THE HANDBILL NUISANCE The law now forbids the stuffing of private letter boxes with unmailed hand bills and circular?. A penalty is attached to violations and what has been a chronic nuisance- since private-letter boxes were invented will now be abated. It is unfortunate that the law canr.ot reach the fiend who litters up the front pLazzas and the lawns with these same circulars and handbills. This nuisance is greater than the other, and. it causes' much more annoyance. It is hardly possible to conceive that this manner of handbill advertising Is satisfactory or remunerative many way. It exasperates people to have their prem ises littered up by a lot of waste paper. The great majority of people never read such circulars. Of those who do read them, three-fourths do it for the purpose of Identification, in order to register a solemn vow that they will never trade with a business house that causes them such an annoyance. There ought to be a law to reach this class of offenders. Surely no person has the right to litter the premises of another against the latter's will. Such an act is plainly a nuisance. If a man's lawn or piazza were covered with sticks and stones, he could lawfully cause the arrest of the person responsible. Then why not of the person who strews the premises with waste paper? Handbills and circulars undoubtedly have their legitimate uses. In them selves they are not offensive, and they may constitute a legitimate mode of ad vertising. It is the manner in which they are used that makes the difference. HERR MOST Herr Johann Most, t.he eminent an archist who is willing to have every body's blood shed but his own, has shaken the mud of New York City from his brogar.s and removed to Buffalo, in the same state. He has also taken his bloodthirsty newspaper with him. The star of Most began to wane several years ago, when a formal call from the police authorities reduced him to the dusty and humiliating extremity of hiding under the bed. Since that time, no matter how much the Herr Most may have howled for gore, the police have unkinclly refused to take him in earnest. They would- not even tell him to modify his language and speak in a lower tone. As a natural result, Herr Most's in fluence among the Gotham anarchists began to weaken, his subscribers began to desert him. and finally the crisis came, when something had to be done. Asa result, Buffalo is now responsible foi Herr Most. Just why that city was selected does not appear. Tihe Buffalo Times inter viewed the labor leaders, and they were unanimous in asserting that they had no use for him, and that they had no hand in bringing him there. Other investi gations into the deep mystery threw equally little light on the matter, and l in sheer desperation the Times labels the sublime anarchist as one of the city's sideshows, and tells him what he may and may not do. It says: Most will be treated as a joke so long as he remains harmless. He will be an addition to the gaiety of the town. He will be a boon to the funny men and the cartoonists of the newspapers. For this reason we welcome Herr Most to our town. But let him beware of becoming anything more than a joke. The Manufacturers and Producers' as sociation of California has Issued a letter A BICYCLE EDITION Jk On Sunday next, the 12th inst., The Herald will publish a special §5^ w bicycle edition carefully prepared by competent authorities and pro- W kOS fusely illustrated. The numerous features of the edition will deal w OTi thoroughly with the history of wheeling in Southern California, W afc its racing clubs and tracks, favorite road runs, prominent wheel- W) m men, etc., etc., and all the leading cycle dealers will have some- KTO; af? thing to say of the interests they represent. W. at ~ Officers of the East Side Cycling club, the South Side club, the W. *-Y£ Los Angeles Road club and the Crescents will personally contribute W kUS articles on the history and progress of their clubs, w Mrs. Charlotte Bolton, the first lady to ride a wheel in America, W (jfh will give reasons why ladies should enjoy this sport. W 0% The article on road riding will include an invaluable map of the W JJk course from Los Angeles to Biverside, and a number of other ap- KM JK propriate illustrations. W. Portraits of all the well known wheelmen in Southern California M, W will be found in the articles "Prominent Wheelmen" and "Bacine JK. M Men " 9 V$ All in all, The Herald's bicycle edition will be the most complete W VM representation of the popular sport ever published in Southern W ftk Califomia. Wh %OQQCC<CCCOC COOCCCCCOOI.^ to "Purchasers, consumers and: all wo men, of California," in which .it is set forth that the greater production of Cali fornia manufacturers and producers and the continued employment of the people rests with them. Everybody Is asked to make It a condition that he will buy only goods made or produced. In California. There Is no field In which women can do better work than- to keep this question continually before their relatives, friends and acquaintances. The association pro poses to do its share in the good work of helping home products and industries, and it asks the hearty co-operation of the people. The tape games, at peace with the law as translated by Justice Morrison, have reopened. It is, however, emi nently satisfactory to be able to record that the patronage is considerably smaller than of yore. Although the arm of the law has proved impotent, the press, in the free advertising that it has given these sure thing gamblers, has had its effect. The dear public has learned that in dealing in these machine made quotations it is merely filling the pockets of bunco men. The public has now the matter in its own hands. If there are only a few fools left, Preacher Frank Burch and company will soon shut up shop. It is very unfortunate that unin formed persons should have seized upon the present time to spread abroad incorrect and misleading statements concerning our neighbor republic of Mexico. That such publica tions are wholly unwarranted can easily be substatiated, and it Is surprising that any intelligent person should be guilty of them. Our relations with Mex ico are most cordial, and we are on, the eve of wider trade connections that must prove of great benefit to both countries. It is exasperating not only to our Mex ican friends, but to our own people to have such mistakes occur. The onslaught upon President An drews of Brown university on account of his views on bimetallism was prompt ed by Congressman Walker of Massa chusetts, Reed's chairman of the com mittee on coinage, weights and meas ures. He Is the AJax of goldism, the mouthpiece of monopolistic selfishness, a representative or that narrow, pro scriptive spirit which drove Roger Wil liame from Massachusetts bay to Rhode Island. The religious question is not in volved, but another upon which there is about as much venom as there ever was in a war of religious creeds. J. Pierpont Morgan hadi the pleas ure of contributing $3000 to the govern ment one day this week on account of the contents of forty-one of his wife's trunks which she had packed in Lon don and Paris. J. P. Morgan is recorded to have made a very wry face, but even the most earnest opponents of the Ding ley bill can flndlsome consolation in this levy. If It were only J. P. Morgans who had to comply with the Dingley bill there would be less cause for complaint. Nine of the eleven members chosen to serve on the monetary commission pro vided for by the Indianapolis monetary convention last winter have accepted. As the commission is not a government affair it is not likely that there will be any excursion to Europe for the mem bers. It Is hoped that the sale of the Union. Pacific railroad system will go over un til after congress meets next winter. If there is a $25,000,000 steal In the proposi tion to sell to the reorganization com mittee, the deal ought to be made the subject of thorough investigation. The state board of equalization has re duced the assessement of Los Angeles county over $10,000,000. That means a reduction in the amount of taxes to be paid, and nothing is more popular than a reduction in taxation, except a greater reduction in taxation. The great need of a cable service be tween the mainland and Catalina island is emphasized by the celebration of the Native Sons at Avalon. this week. We can almost hear the echoes of their high old time, but adviceß can be received only once a day. The Spaniards in Havana have taken to fighting duels among themselves, but they are too much on the French order to afford the insurgents much encour agement. A strike Is on. In. the Methodist church. The bishops will doubtless apply for a writ of injunction. Los Angeles Is not much on parades except on La Fiesta occaslono. ON THE STREET The good book reminds Its readers that the poor are always with us. Experience proves the truth of the saying. It has remained true even unto this diay. Humanity is but a poor crowd at the best, but the poor people are legion. The problem of dealing with the pov erty question has been solved many times—in books. Meanwhile semi-starvation, and even actual starvation, may be the lot of countless thousands. But when it comes to pass that men and women are driven to the streets to make a living out of the exhibition of paralysis, sores, amputations and other afflictions, right in the business center of the city that is striving to attract the people who have money to spend and time to enjoy It in, what kind of a show are we giving them on their ar rival. Where are the philanthropic societies to take care of deserving cases of dis tress? Where is the chief of police to remove these obstructions of the sidiewalk? Where is the executive sense that Will allow these blots upon our social ad ministration to be publicly displayed? If people are unfortunately afflicted, that is not a reason for allowing them to display their paralysis, blindness and deformities on the s-treet. but rather a reas-on for municipal interference and attention to their distress. •*■ ♦ ♦ A sight that may be seen on the streets of Los Angeles, which I am told cannot be duplicated In any other city of the continent, is the man who parades In front of the hotels, and in stentorian tones invites the purchase of the news papers from any number of the prin cipal cities of the Union, from Port land, Denver, Chicago, Omaha, Boston, New York, Baltimore, Washington, New Orleans, and a score of other places. This representative of many mine*? dispenses the mental pabulum that exudes from the centers of civili zation, and thus makes glad; the heart of the tenderfoot wayfarer, and some times kindles recollections in the minds, of those who years ago left eastern homes to take part in the growth of a new and broader life on the Pacific coast. ♦ ♦ ♦ Out here, where earth, air, sea and sky are so exuberantly prolific, each of their own special gifts, and. where the people have the unrestricted enjoyment of privileges that seem to be denied to the denizens of sweltering eas-tern cities, we have no use for the fresh air funds that are so popular and so bene ficent in less favored- locations. Apropos of the fresh air fund andi its in fluences, I heard of a youngster who was transported for the first time from the grimy surroundings of Paradise alley, where his eyes had never rested on a green thing, to the country farm, where nature was revealed to him for the first time. His gaze was concen trated, on the cows,in the pasture. They were lazily chewing the cud after the manner of their kind, and the young ster looked at them one after the other, with wonder and curiosity mixed. Finally, unable to contain himself, he said- to his guidi?: "Say, mister, does the bos«& of this place have to buy chew ing gum for all thesjeows?" BYSTANDER. CALIFORNIA OPINION Better Go Slow Those citizens of Callfonia who have evaded the laws of the state by going to another state or out on tugs to con summate marriages not legal under the laws of thiS'State, and who have returned to California to live, may be surprised to learn that they are cohabiting together in "open and notorious adultery." But that is so. A marriage in Nevada, or in Oregon, or on a tug, cannot make that legal in California which is expressly forbldden by the laws of this state.— Sacramento Bee. The "Enquirer's" Funny Man Of course every one will appreciate President McKinley'e desire to fulfill his pledge to protect the civil service sys tem against the assaults of spoilsmen, and nothing too good can be- said of his motives', but the pioneer civil service reformers have always been anxious to keep public opinion on their side, and for that reason they have been solicitous' not to go too far and thereby provoke a reaction.—Oakland Enquirer. The State Fair The state fair is not what it used to be. nor is the interest taken in it so general or Intense. It has become, with the ex ception of the hor.?e racing, a sort of local show, admirable in its way, but not representative of the whole state. Still, probably no state in the Union could ex cel its displays in point of diversity and excellence, and the present fair promises to be, as it deserves, a financial success. —San Jose Mercury. 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The advance indicates that the trust proposes to charge the same price for sugar as If he had paid the duties'. —San Francisco Bulletin. Good Roads The state certainly wants good roads and with the influence of the mighty army of cyclists added to the usual in terests of travel, It ought to be easy enough to bring about the desired re sult. There will certainly be no objec tions from the taxpayers If a good plan of general improvement ie proposed so the gentlemen of the Good Roads league are entering on their labors with a clear field before them, encouragement from every quarter and opposition from none. —Oakland Tribune. A Typographical Error Perhaps Long Beach had a yacht race Sunday and a local paper described it in glowing terms, telling how one vessel left the others in a cloud of dust.—Pasadena Star. A Favorite in Fullerton Last Sunday's Los Angeles Herald con tained three-quarters of a columnof Ful lerton local and personal items. The Herald publishes two or three letters a week from Fullerton, and being the only daily paper in Southern California that has a here, makes it a great favorite in Fullerton.—Fullerton Tribune. Adagio Alger The people of Southern California, not to say the country at large, will curi ously await Mr. Alger's action with re Closed August 31st That Schilling's Best tea missing-word contest closed August 31st. We shall announce the winners and the word at the first possible moment. A $2000.00 missing-word contest begins at once. Schilling s Best baking powder and tea are „ because they are money-back. What is the missing word ? Every ticket taken from Schilling's Best baking powder or tea. is good for one <*uess at the missing word. Send your ticket with your guess and name and address to - „„, MONEY-BACK, SAN FRANCISCO. gard to the San Pedro harbor matter, when he returns to Washington or»Mon day. Attorney-General McKenna says he may advertise for bids, expend the money appropriated and let the inner harbor take care of Itself. ""Slower than time in the primer" Is Mr. Adagio Alger, as we termed him some months ago. The voice of the people should count for something, for we are not yet become an oligarchy.—Long Beach Breaker. A Woman's Honest Confession I'm free to confess that a good, strong, well-meaning "damn" in the right place often causes me to utter a pronounced, deep-drawn sigh.—L. Clare Davis in Fresno Expositor. Putting on City Airs Anaheim has begun to put on city airs. Street preaching on the corner, Just like they do in large cities, was indulged In by a couple of Mormons Tuesday even ing.—Anaheim Independent. Self-Evident "There," said the teacher as she con cluded the demonstration of a mathemat- leal problem; "do I make myself plain?" "Tuh don't have tuh, Mum," gallantly replied little Willie Bigg.—Judge. Each Worse Than the Other Charles Dudley Warner suggests gum chewing as a remedy for grief. But per haps It would be better to employ grief as a remedy for gum chewing.—Rochester Union. Mountain Delights "Mrs. Scrambler, what did you do for diversion up In the mountains?" "We ate and sat out on the porch."—Chi cago Record. The Best of Friends Must Part Dear Silver: The best of friends must part. Love to Bryan. (Signed.) Wheat.— Nashville Banner.