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The Herald Publishing Company WILLIAn A. SPALDINO, Ft—lflent and General Manager. EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT: 221 East Fourth street. Telephone 158. BUSINESS OFFICE: Bradbury Building. 222 West Third street. Telephone 247. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION Dally, by carrier, per month t 75 Daily,'by mail, one year 9 CO Dally, by mail, six months 4 50 Dally, by mall, three months 2 25 Sunday Herald, by mail, one year 8 00 Weekly Herald, by mall, one year 1 00 POSTAGE RATES ON THE HERALD 48 pages 4 cents 82 pages Scents 86 pages 3 cents 2S pages 2 cents 14 pages' 2 cents 16 pages 2 cents 18 pages 1 cent EASTERN AGENTS FOR THE HERALD A. Frank Richardson, Tribune building, New Tork; Chamber of Commerce build ing, Chicago. SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE: 828 Market street, opposite Palace hotel. LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD SWORN STATEMENT CIRCULATION. State of California. County of Los Ange les.—es. L M. Holt, superintendent of clrculatlcn of the Los Angeles Daily Herald, being first duly sworn, deposes and says: That for tha five months from February 1, 1597, 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 8804. That the week-day circulation during thi above time was 1,071,567, being a daily aver age of 8300 copies That the Sunday circulation during the above time was 219,059, being an average fot each Sunday of 10;431. L. M. HOLT, Superintendent of Circulation. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th day of July, 1897. FRANK J. COOPER, Notary Public in and for the County of Los Angeles. State of California. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, IS9T. IS THE END IN SIGHT? The San Pedro harbor will be built. Secretary Alger will proceed at once to advertise for bids in accordance with the advice of Attorney-General Mc- Kenna. The Herald makes this announcement joyfully, but hesitatingly. It has been heard so many times before, and hope deferred has made the Southern Cali fornia heart so sick, that It is impossible to grow enthusiastic over any report now. Still, the glad news comes over the wires that the harbor matter was dis cussed at yesterday's cabinet meeting and that Attorney-General McKenna had prepared an opinion to the effect that Secretary Alger "should proceed under the law to carry out the project of building a breakwater ar.d making other improvements at San Pedro." There were some differences of opinion as to de tails, and the two cabinet officers were left to settle them between themselves. Secretary Alger himself puts it a little stronger. He said that he had received an opinion from the attorney-general to the effect that he would be justified in building the breakwater, and expend ing so much money as is necessary for that purpose without regard to the im provement of the harbor. "The work will be advertised for in due time in ac cordance with that opinion." "In due time." What does that mean? The time is overdue now. However, let us not be carping critics. Let us once more put our faith in Alger and trust that he will see us through. The hope that bids will be called for at once Is strengthened by a dispatch received by the Express from Senator Perkins, in which the senator says that he is in receipt of a telegram from Secretary Alger saying that bids for the construction of the breakwater at San Pedro will be immediately advertised. Assuming that the end of the harbor trouble is In sight, its history forms a valuable object lesson, not only to the people of Southern California who have fought the good fight for six long, weary and discouraging years, but to the coun try at large. Whatever is right is right and is worth fighting for. With an ade quate harbor at San Pedro our people Will be more than repaid for the ex pense, trouble and annoyance they have undergone. H the end Is not in sight, if the delay la still to continue, why, our people know how to keep on fighting CLEANING THE STREETS The vigorous complaini. made to the sity council by the city health officer regarding the manner in which the con tract for sweeping the streets is being carried out. creates a new municipal Issue and on« in which all citizens are Interested. _ The street cleaning agreement pro rides that the sweeping and cleaning •hall be done under the supervision cf the city health officer. It is essential, of Bourse, that a deputy look after tho Immediate details of the work, and It I* obviously necessary that the superior shall direct and control the work of the subordinate. This condition, the health officer declares, does not obtain, and still graver charges are made by him. It Is asserted that while some of the streets are allowed to remain in a filthy condition, they are, nevertheless, re ported to have been swept and cleaned. Thus the city would pay for work that has never been done, and the charges would intimate collusion between the Inspector andi the contractor. The statements of the health officer are made in plain English, and the council needs not be in the dark as to the proper manner of procedure ln the matter. There should be a careful in vestigation, and if the charges are sus tained both the inspector and the con tractor should be released from further service. Of course, they are entitled to a fair hearing, and this they will no doubt have. The streets arp certainly in a very un cleanly condition. There may be some mitigating circumstances—the bad con dition of the paving on Spring and Main streets, for instanee —but the work as a whole is not properly done. The fault may lie partly in the system that Is used. Whatever the combination is, it has proved unsatisfactory. Perhaps it may be well to withhold judgment on the system itself until the complaints of the health officer are fully ventilated. The Herald has already outlined the "man to a block" system, which gives excellent satisfaction In a number of eastern cities, and also In San Fran cisco. A man with a broom and scoop shovel is given two or more blocks to care for, according to their length. He spends his whole time cleaning his terri tory, with the result that it never gets into a filthy condition. Then, when the street is sprinkled, it does not present a sticky, filthy surface as an annoyance and: a menace to the public. It Is possible that such a plan would cost a little more than the present sys tem, but it is worth trying if good results are ln sight. It would not be necessary, of course, to use the hand system on any except the principal streets. It should be remembered that the council has the right to abrogate the present con tract at any time if the work is not satis factory. UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD SALE If the sale of this property takes place under the decree of the Omaha court it seems inevitable that the government will suffer a large loss. The indebted ness of the road to the government amounts to $53,000,000. which is secured by a second mortgage only. An ar rangement has been made with the re organization committee of the bond and stockholders by which the government is to receive $28,000,000, leaving $25,000, --000 unprovided for. A sale of the prop erty will divest it of all mortgages and liens, and creditors will have tolook to the funds derived from the sale for satisfaction. The government's claim is subordinate to a large mortgage, and it can obtain nothing except from the surplus that may remain, and according to the agreement this salvage is fixed at $28,000,000 after paying costs and the first mortgages. Senators Foraker and Harris, of the Pacific railroads commit tee, and others are giving attention to the subject with a view of devising some plan for averting loss to the govern ment. It Is highly improbable that bet ter terms can be obtained from the re organization committee. Postponement of the sale is suggest ed until congress meets, that it may take action in the matter. Just what congress can do that will protect the government is not apparent. It certain ly cannot interfere with the prior lien to an extent that would extinguish the vested property right of the first mort gage bond holders. There may be some other way to pro tect the government, but the only feas ible one so far as one can see is for the government to bid for the road a sum that will cover antecedent claims and its own, which would make it the owner of the property, for it is not probable that the first mortgage creditors will bid so large a sum. If the executive depart ment has not now the authority to do that, then the sale should be postponed till congress has time to confer it. If the government should bid on the prop erty it will be In a better situation to make terms than it now occupies. There are many who advocate the ac quisition of both the Union and Central Pacific roads and their operation by the government. They believe it would be a good start towards general govern ment ownership of railroads. On the other hand it is asserted that it would be an unfortunate experiment for the reason that those roads do not extend to any important terminal points, and the government would be embarrassed in business on account of unfriendly connectlons. There Is not much in this, however, because transportation from one state Into another is a feature of interstate commerce which congress has constitutional power to regulate. Connecting roads can be compelled to be impartial and to grant every reason able facility to commerce. There would be no motive for unfriendly discrimina tion unless it would be to embarrass the experiment of the government in owning and. operating railroads. Every good citizen hopes that the government will not be subjected to loss in connection with the roads, whose bonds are indorsed by it. We see no way out of the dilemma except in the purchase of the roads by the govern ment and their operation for the benefit of the public. Though ponderous for tunes have been made by the builders and operators of these roads, there seems to be no law which makes them personally liable for what they have un conscionably obtained. The transpor tation question is among the most Im portant before the country, and its so lution ln the interest of the public is engaging the thought of all lntelll LOS ANOhLfcS HERALDj WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 15, 1897 gent and patriotic citizens. Let the government acquire the Union and. Central Pacific roads and experiment on the feasibility of public ownership as compared with that of corporations, up on a policy of operating railroads ln competition with corporations, fhose properties are bonded and stocked far beyond the original cost of construc tion and equipment, and for sums im mensely greater than the present cost of reproduction. Other governments own ar.d operate railroads successfully and to the benefit of the public, and here Is a good opportunity to make a test of the policy In this country. There Is only a remote chance that loss will re sult from making the experiment. "OLD IRONSIDES" The 100 th anniversary of the United. States frigate Constitution will be cele brated at Boston October 17th. The his toric craft is now undergoing repairs at Portsmouth, N. H., $10,000 having been appropriated by congress for that purpose. The patriotism and venera tion of the American people ought to be shown to the best advantage at the centennial celebration. "Old Ironsides" looks anything but a war vessel now with her ancient wooden hulk and housed over devk, yet the nation might better lose one of her mightiest modern battleships than to let the historic Con stitution become the prey of the ele ments and rot away unprotected and un cared for. It will be remembered that some years ago it was proposed to break up the Con stitution ar.d leave nothing of her but a memory and a name. Then it was that Oliver Wendell Holmes, in his impas sioned poem, "Old Ironsides," aroused the spirit of American patriotism and averted the proposed sacrilegious act: "Her deck once red with heroes' blood, Where knelt the vanquished foe, When winds were hurrying o'er the flood And waves were white below. No more shall feel the victor's tread, Or know the conquered knee, The harpies of the shore shall pluck The eagle of the seal" But happily the harpies of the shore wt-re outnumbered, and outweighed, and Old Ironsld.es was kept to inspire new generations with patriotism. The Constitution with proper care bids fair to survive for many years yet. Then when her rotting timbers at last cry out for dissolution let her not be broken up to serve the greed of relic hunters. Let her death be as grand as her life his tory. When that time comes, "Nail to the mast her holy flag, Set every threadbare sail, And give her to the god of storms, The lightning and the gale." VISALIA REJOICES The completion of the San Joaquin Valley railroad to Visalia was recently made the occasion of a great celebra tion. Within the past twenty years many railroads have been built on paper from Stockton to Visalia and on to Bakers fteld, but, much as they were needled, none has ever materialized until now. When the Southern Pacific road was built it was located seven miles west of Visalia, and. from that lime the city has had to labor under the great disad vantage of having no main line of rail road. Branches were built to the main line by local capitalists, but it has al ways been claimed that Visalia was dis criminated against in the matter of charges and rates by the Southern Pa cific, and that on account of its Isolated position nothing could be done to evade the burdens imposed by monopoly. Now, however, the San Joaquin Valley road is nearing the last stages of comple tion, and Visalia hopes to take its proper place as one of the largest interior cities of California. Proper railroad facilities are essentia! to the best growth of every city, and The Herald congratulates the people of Visa lia upon their improved prospects. The lack of railroad competition has been in past years the chief obstacle to the de velopment of a large part of Califor nia. There is such a thing as having too many railroads, but that is an evil of which California as yet, has had no experience. TRY TRUCK FARMING The probability that the use of sewage in irrigating certain kinds of vegetation used for food constitutes a menace to the public health, will doubtless lessen the consumption of vegetables grown in the sewage-irrigated district. Nobody wants to run the risks that the con sumption of such vegetables may en tail. At the same time people must have vegetables, and somebody has got to supply them. Why do not the owners of land to the north, where irrigation by liquid sewage is an obvious impossibil ity, step into the breach and raise more vegetables for the Los Angeles markets, wholesale and retail? Grown in these districts, they would be their own guar antee as to safety. The owners of tracts at Burbank, Tropico, Glendale and con tiguous localities may find this sugges tion worth the trying. The Chicago Times-Herald says It is only necessary to elect some such men as Bryan to undo all that has been done after long years of struggle in the way of civil service reform. It won't be necessary to wait until Bryan is elected. The present administration is doing all in its power to overturn all that was ac complished by the last Democratic ad ministration. If the police could do as well with the Chinese lottery as they have done with the friendless and busy burglar, they would be in line feather, but they have discovered that the former is a differ ent proposition, and it is not the fault of the police that It is so. There are a great many abandoned derricks and tanks ln the oil districts that ought to be dismantled. And what has become of the proposition to sink tbe oil tasks In use In tbe ground In stead of allowing them to remain on the surfaoe, as at present? It Is understood, that Colonel Russel, the genial sergeant-at-arms of the house of representatives, wants to have the harbor built at Catalina. He caught twenty big fish there in two hours. Jack McAullffe. the ex-llghtwelght champion pugilist, has returned to his old occupation of cooper. Jack ought to be given the belt. A prizefighter who will work Is a genuine curiosity. Barnum's circus is going to England this year. How can our English cousins say that they are hated by the people of the United States In the face of such a token of appreciation? The only Ohio man known who would not take an office, isduad. This explains the assertion that the Republican party in that state Is once more entirely har monious. It may be necessary, for the peace of mind of the night police force, that the "Heart of Maryland" company obtain bermlssion "to fire off concealed, weap ons." Missouri gets $14,000,000 annually from its poultry. An unmixed strain of Demo cratic roostere has accomplished won ders ln the poultry line in that stale. The local swimmer who is willing to swim anywhere except in a tank re flects somewhat on the tank drama in making such an exception. If the city council does not intend to repair the Spring street paving, let it say so and cry quits. This suspense is both wearing and needless. The board of health wants a new pest house. It ought to be made big enough to hold all the tape and lottery games. It is understood that the administta tlon is going to put the price of corn up to 50 cents and charge it to the Dlngley law. Some of the city departments seem to be as badly overdrawn as the accounts of a defaulting creditor. THE THREE SONGS A poet In the rosy prime And blithe and dewy morn of time, When song was natural as breath, Three songs sent forth to fight with death. And one he made to please the crowd: It pleased them, and his praise was loud; 11 pleased them greatly for a day, And then Its music died away. And one he made to please the few; It lived a century or two; 'Twas sung within the halls of kings, Then vanished with forgotten things. And one he made to please himself. Without a thought of fame or pelf, But sent it forth with doubt and fears, And It outlasted all the years. No other song has vital breath Through endless time to fight with death, Than that the singer sings apart, To please his solitary heart. —New York Sun. . An Issue That Must Be Faced There Is no question that trust sup pression of competition and creation of monopoly for the robbery of the many and enrichment of the few presents an issue of paramount importance and one which must and will be faced in the in terests of the many, however much we may wish to avoid It and however deeply into the present constitution of industry may sink the changes which may be found necessary to meet the problem. If we mistake not, the disappearance of the silver Issue is quite as likely as not in early time to bring forward the radical party, more of a power and'more to be feared by Its opponents than ever, because it will have a platform of grievances whose soundness and legiti macy will be recognized by all.—Spring field, Mass., Republican. Beats Love in a Cottage "How silly of you," said.Mamma Fore sight, with abrupt energy. "How utter ly foolish to go and engage yourself to George Laccashe, a young man without a cent, absolutely without prospects. Why, there was Algernon Nowit dying to marry you, and he has millions to spend." "But, mamma, I love George and I despise Algernon." "What's love to do with it, I should like to know? Oh, marry him, I know you will, you headstrong girl. But you will regret it. You will have to live in a miserable cottage—" "Oh, no, indeed I won't, mamma. We have a Francisco Exam iner. — Great Schemes "What makes you look so quiet?" asked the head bookkeeper. "I was Just trying to make up my mind," said, the clerk who gets the- least salary and makes the most noise,"wheth er I would better go to Klondike and get enough money to speculate in wheal or go into wheat and get enough money to go to Klondike."—lndianapolis Jour nal, An Impresionist "I am told, that that artist is a very hard worker," said a young woman. "Yes," replied Miss Cayenne. "To what school does he belong?" "He's an impressionist." "Are you sure?" "Yes; he labors under the impression that he is a great artist." —Washington Evening Star. Doesn't Pay Cobwigger—How was it, my dear, you spent, so much money during the sura rat r ? Mrs. Cobwigger—lt was because you sent me to a place where there was not a single man., and I had to pay for my own ice cream.—New York Evening Journal. Hanna Looking a Long Way Ahead The appointment of negroes to office over white Republicans in the black belt shows that Mark Hanna is looking for votea in the national convention to nominate and trusting to the other states for the election.—Louisville Dis patch. Hanna Ready for the Undertaker Of course It will take some time for Mr. Hanna to find out that the Hanna cause is dead. But sooner or later the political undertaker will surely visit him and take his. measure. We wish him a cheerful funeral.—Cincinnati Enquirer. ON THE STREET It is very distressing to learn that one's salad may in reality be a freight car for bacilli. To think that one's let tuce is only a lurking place for germs! However, vinegar. I understand, is an excellent antiseptic; so, if you want to avoid typhoid fever, take plenty of the acrid fluid in yours. How tastes do differ! There is my friend, the dra matic clitic, who will not look upon a cheese unless animal life is, to be dis cerned therein. In all such scares, how ever, as that which has lately assailed the nostrils of the board of health, there is apt to be considerable exaggeration. I shall continue—or, rather, Elvira will i—to squander 5 cents per diem on the vegetables delivered by the Mongolian, although 1 am free to confess' that I would prefer to buy green stuff grown.by white men—if they would grow it. ♦ ♦ ♦ My friend, "the Saunterer," wrote a "lay sermon" a few weeks ago on the disgusting habit of smoking an in veighed In a gently virulent manner against all smokers. Personally, I be lieve, women have almost as much rea son to be grateful to the discoverer of tobacco as men.. A cigar or a pipe Is such an excellent coadjutor to domestic bliss and has such a sooth«ng effect upon ■a husband's ruffled temper that his wlfe'3 disheveled nerves are distinctly a gain er thereby. Women are frequently so painfully aggressive—notably on street cars. Why should a woman insist on selecting the back seat In one of the Traction company's cars—for instance — when there are a dozen other seats, both inside and out. available, and make me feel so uncomfortable that I am com pelled to throw my cigar into the road? The rear of the car is supposed to be reserved for men, who can there smoke if they want to. Why, then, should wo mankind invariably prefer those seats? v • ■*■ ♦ I took several trips on various street cars yesterday afternoon between 5 and 6 oclock In order that I might enjoy the jubilant smiles that overspread the coun tenances of worthy citizens who had heard the good news from Washington that our dear friend. Alger had desisted from desisting—on that little San Pedro matter. I saw more radiant faces that: I have seen for many a long day and heard much talk in which the word "boom" and "Salt Lake railroad" were intermingled, but my good spirits were dampened when a sour-vlsaged woman audibly remarked, "You don't know what Uncle Collis may have up his sleeve." ■f + ♦ The local police force has been gath ering all sorts of bouquets unto itself on acount of the numerous burglars who have within the past few days found their way behind the bars. Nobody will grudge the police the proper credit, es pecially as ln a number of cases the stolen property has been recovered. But after all It Is a very poor reflection on the city that such a number of burg laries were ever possible. The region invaded was comparatively a small one, but the frequency and success of thf burglaries afforded ample evidence of the wretchedly inadequate system of protection and patrol. I have lived for a long time on a quiet street not twenty minutes' walk from the center of the city, and I have never yet seen a policeman within earshot of that street. So, until we are willing to pay more taxes or the revenue is more properly dispensed, we must expect to be burg larized, every now and then. ♦ ♦ ♦ The financier, who has hitherto made a lively income by loaning money at 10 per cent a month to those financially quagmired, is not likely to reap as profit able a harvest, out of his lately acquired drug business, if he descends to such grotesque exhibitions of himself as he indulged In yesterday. He sent for a reporter, who, he was aware, was a lightweight physically, and then as saulted him. Such methods may be all right ln the usurer's retreat where there are no witnesses and there is little chance of complaint against the bully, but in a hitherto respectable drug store where ice cream is a specialty, they are not likely to prove attractive. Next time Shylock wants his meat, let him communicate with the sporting editor. BYSTANDER. The Inquisitive Yankee Probably the most Inquisitive people In this world are domiciled in New England and descendants of the early settlers of that Inhospitable region. A genuine Yankee will ask more questions ln an hour than any other sort of citizen asks in a year, and often more than the wisest of his kind could answer In a lifetime. His curiosity extends into the fathom less obscurity of prehistoric times and far beyond the impentrable veil that hangs between the present and the future.—Washington Post. Abuse of Public Men It is the fate of all public men, espe cially those who attain to great emi nence, to be misrepresented and abused. As a rule the bigger the man the more severe and the more reckless are the as saults upon him. The low tone of our politics is more clearly shown in nothing than in the readiness of some news papers and pome politicians to assail the motives and character of political op ponents.—Atlanta Journal. The Jumping Frog Beaten "Who Is the best humorist, Bill Arp or Mark Twain?" was a question which was decided in a novel manner recently in a Georgia town. Two of the best lumpers in the town were to decide It. They were labeled respectively "Arp" and "Twain." One' jumped twelve feel and the ether thirteen. Bill Arp was declared "the best humorist" by, one foot! —Atlanta Constitution. Trying She was a woman with her arms full of bundles. She got into a crowded car on the elevated, and, as often happens, there was no vacant seat. A dozen pairs of masculine eyes were on her, but she never flinched. She stood under the or deal well.—Yonkers Statesman. Man's Early Fall Whenever a man does something thai he shouldn't have- done his women folks recall that he had a fall when he was a baby, knocking his bump of moral re sponsibility out of place.—Atchison Globe. An Explanation " "Tls poverty," the anarch said That brines us to thla dismal plight. We lack the money to buy bread; We've spent It all for dynamite." —Washington Evening Star. $10.00 pci.-« %\J JL Vr I Corner I Will do it, if you can't do more. $10 00 will give you men a representative business suit. We say #10.00, because perhaps that price would suit you best. But in buying in a big store like ours, you are always able to suit Your Eye And pocket. New Fall Styles for old and young men —new editions of tailor's art, now upon our counters. $12, H%, $18 or $20 suits are all ready for you. We can please you if anyone can, for our goods are Bought Right.. . Way-Up Underwear 50 cents 101-103 North Spring St. 201-203-205-207-209 West First St. 1 Tea Experience Comets .. X W It is not impossible for any merchant to sell as good W W Tea as we, and to sell it as cheaply. Our Teas are 50c, *W m 75c and gl.oo a pound. There is "nothing unusual about W ™ those prices, the unusual part is in the excellent quality tflto X of Tea which we sell at these prices. Every merchant <fa W could give as good if they would take the same care as W W> we do, and had our experience in handling Teas. W £ 208-210 S. Spring Street, Wllcex Bid?. 2 i Los Alairaiiitos Suigar f 1 " § <§> Absolutely pme. Quality Will preserve fruit etiual to any refinery product <^ Ask Your Grocer For It JSM New and Secondhand Furniture, Carpets, flatting and Stoves Bought, Sold and Exchanged MmSS 1 I. T. MARTIN, mm. .southjpring St. Consumption Cured... "Treatise on Consumption" - T0 ANY ADDREBB — DR. W. HARRISON BALLARD, 406 STIMPSON BLOCK, Corner Spring sod TalrlitlMts. Loj AUMIM. THE PUBLIC PULSE (The Herald under Ibis heading prints but does not assume re sponsibility fo> ib, sentiments expressed. Correspondents are requested to cultivate brevity as far as is consistent with the proper expression of their views.) The Price of Wheat To the Editor of the Los Angeles Herald: The price of wheat hovers about some ninety odd cents a bushel; at one hour It is 95% and the next 97%; again It is quoted at 98V4. and it Is said to have gone up to $1 several times, but some how it slips back and the quotations show, as a rule, a little less than $1. The exultation over dollar wheat Is some thing very remarkable. It is counted phenomenal In the way of good luck for the farmer, but It seems to me under the circumstance of a failure of crops in many foreign countries, the price might well go up to $2 and even $3 a bushel. Fifty years ago, as the writer well re members, a low price for wheat was a dollar a bushel, and farmers would not think of selling It for less than that any year. I speak of western New York, then a large wheat-produclrg section. It was a very common occurrence for wheat to go up to -"twelve shillings" ($1.50) and even $2 a bushel. Had such a time of scarcity occurred then as we have this year, I am sure wheat would have brought $3 a bushel. To one whose memory runs half a century back the present boasting about dollar wheat seems very ridiculous, and the question often recurs to one's mind, why has' wheat been, so low for these twenty odd years past? What has kept It down away below the dollar limit so long? To the farmer who is making that in quiry there can be but one answer—it was the demonetization of silver. It can be attributed to no other adequate cause. It was this great change ln our monetary system that played havoc with the farmers. The people of the United States, or rather, the govern ment of the United States was foolish enough to listen to the dictation of the Rothschilds and men of that class in Europe who held our securities and wanted to make them worth at the rate of two dollars for one. They were not content with our obligations payable in lawful money; they must be paid In gold, and our American statesmen were shortsighted enough to sacrifice our ag ricultural interests upon, the altar of European greed. Here is the whole story about the low price of wheat and other farm products. It all results from the discrediting of silver and to make our foreign obligations payable in gold ' only. We find even presidents prating about honest money; about national honor, an.d such balderdash, to please the mon ey cormorants In foreign lands, whose unbounded greed has filched from every ■ farmer in the United States a large "share of his wealth. When the farmers of this country as certain their rights and see where their interests lie, they will no longer exult over merely a dollar for wheat, but will have as much as that always, and In years like this, two or three dollars a bushel, as was common ln. the days when both gold and silver were lawful money. C. C. About Yellow Fever To the Editor of the Los Angelea Herald: I beg leave to call your atten tion to an erroneous impression under which the writer of the headlines to the press dispatches concerning the recent 1 outbreak of yellow fever at Ocean Springs', Miss., seems to be laboring. Ocean Springs is on the Louisville and ■ Nashville railroad, about seventy miles east of New Orleans, and about the same i distance west of Mobile. It Is in Mis ■ sisslppi, not Louisiana. It is not correcr, therefore, to refer to the yellow fever as prevailing in Louisiana. So far there has been but one case in. Louisiana, that - of young Gelpi, and he contracted ths | disease in Ocean Springs. He was a New Orleans boy on a visit to Ocean ! Springs; returned home ill, It was ''thought, of the dengue or .breakbone ; j fever. It was this case, promptly re 'i ported by the Louisiana board of health, l and pronounced yellow fever, that 1 ' caused the investigation of the so-called ■ I dengue fever prevailing at Ocean ' ! Springs, and which resulted in the offic >i ial announcement that yellow fever ex ! lsted at that point, and was followed by ti the quarantine at New Orleans, Mobile ' and otber point*. ,W. A. P.