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The Herald The Herald Publishing Company WILLIAM A. SPALDINO, President and Oeneral 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 t 75 Dally, by mall, one year I 00 Daily, by mail, six months 4 50 Dally, by mall, three months 2 25 Sunday Herald, by mail, one year S 00 Weekly Herald, by mail, one year 1 00 POSTAGE RATES ON THE HERALD tt pages 4 cents 12 pages 2 cents M pages S cents 28 pages 2 cents M pages 2 cents 16 pages 2 cents Is pages 1 cent EASTERN AGENTS FOR THE HERALD A. Frank Richardson. Tribune building, New York; Chamber of Commerce build ing, Chicago. LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD 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, tc June SO, 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 thi above time was 1,071,667, being a daily aver age of 8306 copies That the Sunday circulation during the •hove time was 219,059, being an average fci each Sunday of 10;431. L. M. HOLT, Superintendent of Circulation, fc'ubscrlbed and sworn to before me this Uth day of July, 1897. FRANK J. COOPER, Notary Public ln and for the County of Los Angeles, State of California. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1807. THE QUESTION OF RESURFACING There appear to be several inaccura cies in. the protest against the resurfac ing of Spring street that may render it null and void. A considerable change was made yesterday ln the frontage rep resented, and if a few more follow the necessary majority may be wanting. The Herald has said several times re cently that the cost of repairing Spring atreet would not exceed $1.70 per foot of frontage. It should have said the cost of resurfacing would not exceed that amount per foot, which makes appear ances still worse for the property owners who are standing in the way of a greatly needed public improvement. A good new surface would last for a [.umber of years and the expense would not exceed $85 per lot of fifty front feet. It would probably be considerably less. The business tenants on Spring street have had little or nothing to say about the Spring street controversy up to the present time, but they propose to take a hand in the matter row. They purpose forming a tenants' association as op posed to the recently formed association of landlords. One of the things on. which they will make a fight will be the resur facing of the city's main business thor oughfare. They will have the active support and sympathy of the public ln this fight. There is an unpleasant alternative at tached to the permanent opposition of the property owners on Spring street to putting the paving into proper condi tion. That alternative is the possible removal of the leading business houses to Broadway or some other street where the paving is kept in passable condition. Several capitalists have al ready announced their willingness to erect fine blocks on, Broadway provided they can be assured of tenants. Discretion is the better part of econo my In a case like this. It will be far cheaper in the end for the property own ers or. Spring street to withdraw theii oposition to resurfacing. It would be a pity to see a well built up, centrally lo cated street like Spring go to the dogs because of the mistaken policy of the owners of the abutting property. A BOULEVARD JANGLE The boulevard committee—or at least a portion of it —held a meeting yester day for the ostensible purpose of ar ranging data to place before the board of public works. The city end of the Mission road project has the earnest consignation of the committee just now, and it is supposed to be mapping out a district to be assessed for the improve ment. Nothing of the proceedings of the meeting was given to the reporters. One fact did develop, however, that has a very unpleasant look. A number of the Pasadena members of the com mittee who came down expressly to at tend were denied admission. The in vitations issued by the secretary were in the following terms: LOS ANGELES. Cal., Sept. 23, 1897. Dear Sir: It is absolutely necessarj that a full attendance be secured of the members of the boulevard commit tee for the meeting to be held tomor row, September 24, at 2 p. m., at the M. & M. rooms, 22S Wilcox building. Yours truly, F. J. ZEEHANDELAAR, Secretary. Notices of similar Import were pub lished in all or the city papers. If that kind of a call, Issued by the secretary cf the Joint committee, ones not Include all of the members, where is the mental reservation lo evidence? Yet the Pasa dena representatives were requested to leave the assembly room on the specious plea that the newspapers had made a mistake in publishing the notices. It was only the Los Angeles end of the committee that was to meet, and Its business was so private and special that Pasadena members were not wanted). This very singular and very brusque proceeding certainly shatters the entente cordiale that was established when the Pasadena representatives came here on special Invitation and coalesced with the Los Angeles committee. Hence forward) we may look for no harmomious Joint action. It will be a catch-as-catch can controversy, with crimination and recrimination on both sides. If Los Angeles and Pasadena get to pulling at cross purposes—if there Is to be an implacable feud between the Arroyo Seco and the Mission road schemes—if Downey avenue tries to take advantage of the melee and grab a little boulevard of her own—then shall we have a monkey-and-parrot time of It and no boulevard at all. But there may jbe some fun for the on-lookers. Let the rumpus rage! AIMED AT KLONDIKE On the 29th of Jur* last the governor general of Canada assented to an act passed by the parliament to regulate immigration of foreigners to that coun try. As the subject had not previously been legislated upon to any important extent, the presumption is that some thing had recently happened which caused the Dominion government to be lieve that more comprehensive and re strictive legislation was necessary. That which had happened was beyond ra tional doubt, the discovery of gold In the northern part of British Columbia. The law alluded to beats indubitable evidence In its provisions that this dis covery was what suggested, its enact ment. The law makes it unlawful "for any person, company, partnership or corpo ration to prepay the transportation or in any way assist or encourage the im portation or immigration of any foreign er in.to Canada under contract or agree ment, special or parole, express or im plied., made previous to the importation or immigration of such alien or foreign er to perform labor or service of any kind in Canada," and all such contracts are declared null and void. Violation of the provision quoted is punishable by a fin* of a thousand dol lars. The master of any vessel who knowingly brings into Canada any per son under such contract is liable to a fine of $500. An American who has been grub-staked for the Klondike is liable to be sent back to the United States at the expense of the grub-staker. En- couragement is given, to informers by promising them one-half the fines. Tlw act applies to those countries which have alien labor laws, and as the United States is one of those countries the aci applies' to us. Canada thinks she has causes of com plaint on account of several items of our legislation, avA that to embarrass American expeditions to the Klondike will strike this country on a tender spot. Whether the law will restrain our peo ple remains to be demonstrated. The law has been, so recently enacted That the machinery for its enforcement has not yet been put Ir. operation. PRIZEFIGHTERS IN POLITICS It appears to be one of the signs of the times that the pugilists are going into politics. The Hon. John Lawrence Sul livan is running for mayor of Boston on a platform of free prize fights, free beer and free street cars for poor wo men to ride in It was only this week that the subtle electric current brought the news that the Hon. Robert Fi'.zsim-i mom, knight of the solar ple-xus, late of Australia and Carson City, would take the stump in behalf of his particu lar friend, Wiiiliam V. Malloy, Repub lican candidate for mayor of West chester county, New York. The Hon. James John Corbett has not been heard from, but the base.ballseason is not over. He may yet take up the gentle game of politics as a vocation. It may readily be Imagined that Mr. Fitzsimmons will find few to reply to his- knock-down arguments. With a twenty-four-foot ring for a stump there are not many spellbinders who will ear'j to dispute its occupancy with this newly fledged American citizen. His friend Malloy ought to win out In one round Then., perhaps, Mr. Fitzsimmons may acquire the proud right to wear a deputy sheriff's badge. Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Fitzsimmons arc not alone in leaving the prize ring for ,!he political ring. There was the Hon. John Morrlssey, the conqueror of John C Heenan, who afterward represented a New York city district in congress. That, ncwever, was more than a generation ago, and Mr. Moriissey therefore never met Mr. Tom Reed. If he had it is a question whether Mr. Morrissey would have been counted in by the speaker's famous method, or whether Mr. Reed would have been counted, out by Mr. Morrissey's favorite sockdolager. It is. however, Immaterial at this time. EXHIBITS AND CARNIVALS A dispatch from San Francisco says that the leading hotel men of this state have perfected a plan for maintaining in New York cily an attractive exhibit of all manner of products of the soil and factory of California. The details arc not at hand, but if the leading hotel-men of California are behind the scheme, it will no doubt be well carried out, as to both plan and detail. Some $400 a month has been guaran teed for two years; but that is not enough to maintain a representative California display, and it is proposed to double the amount. Every possible as sistance ought to be rendered those who have the matter in hand. It might be that a distinctive Southern California display would be preferable, but that would entail an additional LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1897 large expense. The San Francisco plan should be investigated) with especial ref erence as to whether it will All the needs of this particular section. In the same category with the pro posed California exhibit in New York city ls the proposition to hold a series of carnivals ln Southern California next winter and spring. The plan ls to be gin with a water carnival at San Diego, and follow it up with a flower festival at Santa Barbara, a citrus fair et River side ano) perhaps with festivals in other places, winding up the whole with La Fiesta at Los Angeles. The advantages of such a comprehensive series of festi vals are obvious. Colorado does something of that sort each year, although each festival is en tirely Independent of th* others. The fun begins with the flower festival at Colorado Springs in August, and is fol lowed with watermelon day at Rocky Ford), peach day at Grand Junction, fruit day at Canon City, potato day at Greeley, the street fair at Loveland, the season finishing ln early October at Denver with a three days' "Festival of Mountain and) Plain." The p'.an of holding festivals at dif ferent points in Southern California will do away with much of the opposition that has been manifested by the state press toward the Fiesta. It will give a greater variety, divide up the visiting and give the people a better chance to become acquainted with each other. It will also afford tourists a better oppor tunity to see for themselves the wonders of Southern California. DANGEROUS POLICEMEN Have any steps been taken looking to an investigation of the case of Specia: Policeman Bayer, who, while not in uni form, shot down a citizen who refused lo halt when called upon to do so? And if not, will any such steps be taken? It is indispensable in the interests of the public generally to have it clearly determined whether the indiscriminate use of the revolver by regular or spec ial policemen, in uniform or not In uni form, ls to be permitted to continue without rebuke or interference. If it is, citizens whose business takes them out at night will have to order either a bul let-proof suit or a cofnn. Human life will not be safe. The highwayman rarely shoots until he gets into close quarters; the unintelligent or hotheaded policeman, shoots on the slightest provo cation, and then retires beneath the cloak of the law. The man Bertrand, who was shot by Bayer, claims to be an honest, hard working citizen, who has no need to steal whiffle trees. And If there was rea son to suppose that he had stolen them, neither a regular nor a special officer had any right to shoot the man down on the strength of it. The Herald hopes that the case of Offi cer Bayer will be carefully investigated by the police commission, and that the indiscriminate use of firearms will be sternly discouraged by the board. HOW TO FIGHT FIRE The way to put out a Are is to turn ln a Are alarm. This might seem to be an unnecessary statement, but it is called for according to Fire Chief Moore. At the last regular meeting of the board of fire commissioners Chief Moore said that many persons upon discovering a fire tried to extinguish it themselves, in stead of turning in an alarm, calling the department only when the blaze got beyond their control. Several serious fires, he added, have occurred recently at which the loss would have been nom inal had an alarm been turned In promptly. First turn in the alarm and then go back and fight the fire. That is the safest rule to follow, according to the chief, and he ought to know. Still It might not be amiss to stamp out a little blaze if one's foot will cover it. SHAME ! Since when has it been the custom to commit 5-year-old babies to the county jail? The Pasadena justice who sent weak-minded 5-year-old Harry Haas to jail for the theft of a shovel can hardly be fitted for the responsible du ties of his office. It is bad enough to place older lads in such an environment, but 5-year-old babies—shame! Our evening contemporary, the Rec ord, and the San Diego Sun, are to be congratulated on their plucky determi nation to maintain at their own expense in the Los Angeles chamber of com merce an exhibit of the products of San Diego county. They refuse to be pulled down by the San Diego chamber of 'commerce which voted 75 to 6 to discon tinue the exhibit. Of course it's a free country, and San Diego fruits, nuts and pumpkins are not very expensive. If our nervy contemporaries choose to blow in some of their earned increment in keeping up the San Diego spread, The Herald will, simply shout, "Hooraw." The Boston Globe rejoices over the re turn of President Andrews to Brown university, and says: It remains to be seen whether the ele ment In the corporation which has bat tled against President Andrews in tne past will have the wisdom to accept the situation as they find it, and henceforth cease all opposition to his right to hold and express views on the currency question as well as other is sues of the time. It will go hard with Joe Walker of Massachusetts to "accept the situation as he finds it," but Joe is not the only pillar in the college. The special committee of the Mer chants and Manufacturers' association having in hand the matter of street sweeping held a meeting yesterday at which it probably formulated plans for keeping our business streets clean. It refused to give out anything for publica tion, however, and ls to report to the directors of the association at the Jona than club today. A shrewd Yankee The Sunday Herald 1 The Sunday Herald of tomorrow will contain a number of n! unusually attractive and interesting articles, illustrated by some of the finest newspaper artists in the land. To provide the Sunday <8 Herald's patrons with a rich variety of interest the best sources of /j information in New Tork, London and other centers of civiliza tion are drawn upon. Among the many good things for next Sun- \ day's Herald will be the following specially prepared and illus- trated articles: <§ MINING LIFE IN ALASKA—Mrs. Delia Murray Banks, a Jour- <S nalist of enviable reputation, has just returned to Los Angeles from her second summer in Alaska. Her husband is a practical miner, and <£ Mrs. Banks has accompanied him in all his toil and trials; she has /2 written for the Sunday Herald an article illustrated by her own \ photographs, portraying in truthful and graphic fashion the daily 3? life of a miner in Alaska. A DETECTIVE STORT BT FRANK P.. STOCXTON—The fa- "J mous novelist will commence a thrilling story told in his own in- imitable style entitled "Struck by a Boomerang." « THE DEVIL'S RAILWAT—A woman reporter's wild ride on the 4? most sensational air line in the world. THE MARINE MARVEL OF THE AGE—A vessel that will <§ travel forty-five miles an hour. TRAGEDIES OF "TOO MUCH" GOLD—Prospectors unable to locate claims at Klondike are being lured to their deaths by In dians' imaginations. X THAT SMART OLD BUCK—A hunting story by T. S. Van Dyke. S< Annie Laurie Woods writes entertainingly of the revival of old X fashions and of the October bride. Iceland's new woman, the presi- )? dent of the W. C. T. U. in the Arctic circle, contributes a most in teresting letter. Ellen Osborn forwards her weekly bright budget, dealing with autumn gowns as seen in the shops and theaters of <& New Tork. Henrietta B. Freeman, formerly of Los Angeles, has X put into attractive form an incident that occurred at Catalina Is- /\ land a couple of summers ago, which is bound to interest adventur- V ous boys. ■ 4f> The foregoing is but a sample of the many good things that you will find in next Sunday's Herald. It will provide a great literary @ treat for all readers, and supplemented by the fullest telegraphic news, accurate and graphic reports of current local events and <S complete correspondence from every point of interest in Southern California, it will be in every respect a great and thoroughly up- X to-date newspaper. n£ 4$ might guess that men and brooms will be recommended. A recent dispatch announces that Captain Jenks, N. G. C, is about to be court-martialed for starving his horses. A paraphrase on the old military ballad seems to fit his case: Captain Jenks of the Horse Marines Didn't feed his horse on bran and beans; He fed them all Inside his means— This captain in the army. The Sugar trust made $12,000,000 from the operation of the new tariff law The Union Pacific's reorganization commit tee expects to make $25,000,000 out of thr sale of that system. If the combination doubles every time the next steal will call for a cool $50,000,000. Nice prospect, isn't It? It looks as if the Massachusetts Dem ocrats would nominate George Fred Williams for governor. George Fred is another of the silver champlonsof whom the gold bugs said they would never be heard from again after the presiden tial ejection. The Philadelphia Record says that "the hot weather drove 235,668 persons to the public baths last week." Hot weather seems to be a public necessity in Phila delphia. What means of compulsion is used ln winter? John Li. Sullivan says he will step down and out from the mayoralty con test in Boston provided Mayor Quincy will do the same. It is the first time John was ever willing to call one of his tights a draw. Nobody has-been held up by highway men or shot by special policemen for at least three days. Citizens are beginning to leave their bullet-proof suits at home and to take their valuables with them. The chamber of late in putting its sidewalk drinking fountain proposition into effect, but peo ple hereabouts drink water In winter if they can't get Wiggins' punch. The Milwaukee Wisconsin asserts that Dr. Andrews has "tacitly agreed to sub merge his opinions on free coinage." Who told you so? It looks more as if the trust ees had 'been submerged. It will cost $5000 to maintain a South ern California exhibit in New York city until March, 1898, but it will pay even a: that price if properly managed, Before it comes to putting 5-year-old children, in the county jail, the authori ties ought to provide that institution with a nursery department. Government by injunction was sharply criticised at a meeting in Faneuil hall one night last week. Old Faneuil is still the cradle of liberty. Spring street may be. neither sewered nor resurfaced for six months to come, but it may be repaired if the council will do its duty. The men who staked out petroleum claims along the river bed must be of the opinion that oil and water will mix. It would be interesting to know Spain's definition of the difference between a suggestion and an ultimatum. AMATEURISH Last night I kissed her in the hall; (My promised wife). She said: "Now, tell me truly this. Another girl did e'er you kiss In all your life?" I gazed down in her pleading face And told her "No," Now, why did she with pensive sigh And sad look in her soft blue eye Say: "1 thought so?" The same she gave me, you'll admit, Was pretty stiff, And as I homeward went my way And thought on what I'd heard her say, I wondered if —Detroit Free Press. THE PUBLIC PULSE (Tho Herald under this heading print? communications, but docs not assume re sponsibility for the sentiments expressed. Correspondents are requested to cultivate brevity as far as Is consistent with tho proper expression ot their views.) Marriage and Diverce To the Editor ot The Los Angeles Her ald: The purity conference has undoubt edly opened new channels for healthful thought in the minds of the people. Or ganized and co-operative effort is the present, and will be the future, unfail ing motive power to carry forward the many needed reforms that our civiliza tion po loudly calls for. All prudishness and false modesty was evidently elim inated, by the most earnest and well-In formed speakers. There was oneigentle man, however, who thought 'that with some exceptions the conference had grappled more with the effects than with the causes of the problem, and that ap peared more conspicuously on the treat ment of the subject "Divorce." There Is little doubt that the marriage relation, with its heavy responsibilities, is en tered into w.ith too little consideration, but that the greatest blame should be laid at the door of 'the laws sterns hardly lair. Laws are more or less brought into existence by the conditions which call for them, and in order to reach the root of the evil the conditions must be scanned with a very critical and im partial eye. and they must be changed or improved, as the case may be. It is generally admitted that poverty Is an ugly factor In causing a great deal of domestic infelicity. Among the more favorably situated there exists what may be called an abnormal desire for excitement, which, unfortunately, is en couraged by some churches. The minds cf the young are In a turmoil, which causes the waste, instead of the husband ing, of their mental energies, weaken ing their power for correct judgment. Girls and young women, who, under normal conditions, would be more care ful in selecting a mate for life, rush into the marriage relations to escape an ex istence that Is little better than slavery. We need not go far from our homes to flndi one of the prolific causes that in crease the long list of divorces. Young women, who are thrown on their own re sources, no one taking a thought for their comfort, are compelled to stand on their feet -ten.—and sometimes even longer—hours a. day for , wages Inade quate for their needs; not allowed to seat themselves or even lean forward when their bodily condition Imperatively de mands a little rest; young, growing girls are kept closely at work ten hours a day. with a quarter ot an hour to swallow their lunch and hardly any ' time to stretch their cramped muscles; some of these young girls work during these hot days on uppermost floors, with a tin roof and nt> convenience for ventilation, some of them struggling all day against an overpowering sense of faintness. Young women and older women are rom pelled to work in. winter in rooms so cold that their bodies never experience the normal heat necessary to good health, and as soon as they reach home, in ordier to bring warmth back, they must soak hands and feet .in hot water. Many of our American girls who are to make an honest living in performing housework are compelled to enduro humiliation and indignities from Celes tial heathen, who, as a rule, enjoy greater prlvlliges than the native daughters of America. These are only a few of the unhealthy growths of a system that cannot absolutely be called Chris.tlan, and this is only one phase of the evil. What can we say of a large portion of the male population, whose daily life unfits them to become founders' of homes, though no (Street fault of theirs? Let thißkVue Christ spirit and the vivifying Christ principle lead and mould our lives, that we shall not wish for a rock pile or jute works* for our brothers any more than for ourselves, and the Christ love and tenderness fofldly nourished in our own hearts may eventually reach deep into the hearts of those needing the vivifying rays, and imitate lo our utmost the lowly one who said: "I, if I be lifted up, shall draw all men unto jne." is a little MATILDE Y. BERRA. Los Angeles, Sept. 22, 1897. He Wanted That Picture A. Ortega of Hemet, a rattling good fellow of the old school of Spanish grandees, was In town, last night, and among other places visited Jim Mur Knowing How |The... -is- I Clothing I low and I ls^*m<®mm,mfM&s>*to Does your Boy go to School on Monday ? Does he need new clothes? Do you wish to buy them right? Spend with us $2.?0 or $?.00 and get him a durable, honest suit, one that we bought right, and one that you will buy right, if .... You Buy Here .... Men's Fancy Front Shirts—sl.oo. 101-103 North Spring St. 201-203-205-207-209 West First St. | School Lunch Baskets^ Our display of Lunch Baskets for school is truly a handsome taft one. When you are passing the store drop in and look them yfy over. There's nothing so convenient or economical. Every- Wf (ijh body who goes to school knows that. Get your Lunch $N Basket at Jevne's. Mfr 208-210 S. Spring Street, Wilcox BM& '•Where Summer Holds Full Sway" ....Santa Catalina Island.... Three and one-half hours from Los Angeles, Cal. A Bummer and winter resort without a ooun terpart un the American continent. Grandest mountain stage road in the west. Famous fish ing and hunting grounds. Wild goat and doves in thousands. Glass bottom boat, revealing the wonders of ocean's depths. Hotel Metropole—Remodeled and enlarged Open all the year. Round trip service daily, except Sunday, leaving 80. Pacific and Terminal Depots, Los Angeles, for San Pedro at 940 and B:'tt a_m . BANNING CO., Agents, 222 Bouth Spring St., Los Angelea, Cal. Consumption Cured... ••Treatise on Consumption" BBNT FREB ™ any address DR. W. HARRISON BALLARD, «P» BTIMPBOX BLOCK, Corner Spring >nd Tulril strs»». Lo, Ansslss. ray's. Glancing around among the works of art that adorn the walls, his eyes lit on a picture of William J. Bryan, and at once he began to bargain for it. The picture of itself, frame and all, ls not worth more than $2, yet Orttga flung a $10 bill on the counter and proudly of fered that amount for it. He was re fused, and his bill returned, and the pic ture of the next president occupies its accustomed place—San Bernardino Fiee Press. A Good Swimmer Mr. Cromwell Galpin, telegraph edi tor of the Los Angeles Herald, wasdowr. from the city yesterday. Mr. Galpin has or.ly one arm and. but two fingers on the hand, yet he accomplished the feat of swimming from the North Beach bath house, out around the wharf and to the Arcadia float and thence to the beach, and it was no effort scarcely to him.— Santa Monica Outlook. Why Do They Dodge ? The Redlands Facts, referring to the Los Angeles Herald, says: "Hear The Herald strike its lyre." We had not heard of any difficulty on The Herald staff, but Facts Is probably posted on the matter. The last word of the sen tence quoted is spelled Incorrectly, how ever.—Santa An,a Blade. Two Ways to Win Foster —Look here, Felton! I took your advice on that horse Fellctown, and I'm dead broke. I thought you said tho owners were going to play him to win? Felton—That's right. They did win. They bet against him.—Puck. Easily Interpreted Mrs. Prospect Park—l had a dream last night of seeing a baby carriage run down by a beer wagon. I wonder if it has any significance? Prospect Park —It doubtless has ref erence to the consolidation of New York and Brooklyn.—Puck. He Is One of 'Em Mr. Dick Sullivan of The Herald staff was a visitor in town on Saturday and looked longingly at the handball court in the North Beach bathhouse. He is one of 'em. —Santa Monica Outlook. A Poser Nip—Seems to me that lately I have yun against an enormous number of men that have seen better days. Tuck —Yes, but did you ever strike one who w-as grateful for it? —Life. A Social Dictator "Mrs. Zoozeibaum seems to be a great power in this neighborhood. Is she so intellectual?" "No, but she owns three preserving kettles."—Chicago Record. A Suggestion From Chicago A. A. White of Kansas City has been elected Grand Shark of the Universe by the Order of Hoo Hoo. He should go and flock with the Akoon of Swat.—Chicago Tribune. Perfectly Crazy Twynn—Whiffett is perfectly crazy about fishing. Triplett—He is a regular angler-mani ic—Judge. Another Leap Prosperity will, of course, take another upward bound on the strength of the news from Pennsylvania.—Detroit New*, V . CALIFORNIA OPINION California Will Lead California bids fair to become one of the greatest sugar producing states In the- world. There are now representatives of nearly a dozen big eastern and foreign syndicates in California looking for land for the production of sugar beets and for the erection of sugar beet factories. It is claimed that the soil of many portions of this state is especially adapted to the production, of sugar .beets of a higher percentage of sugar than any other coun try, giving Increased value "to the pro duct. The early season in which the beet matures in this state also figures as an Important factor, as It enables the sugar manufacturer to place his product on the market some time before the sugar cane raiser can harvest his crop.—San Jose Mercury. The Broad Tires Act The broad-tire act was distinctively a good-roads measure, and its advocates Include almost everybody who is inter ested in. the movement for Improved high ways. Under these circumstances tho law is bound to be enforced, and people who fancy that they need not prepare for it because it will be a dead letter ars laying up a large amount of trouble for themselves in the year 1900. —San Diego Union. Doing: Good Work The Southern California academy of sciences is doing good work, in, Los An geles county In the matter of a pur* food and drink crusade. The work of the society Is done by appealing to the rea son and interests of the producers by showing them better modes of operation! and. opening to them scientific truths that lead to the ends desired to be at tained.—Orange News. Shipping: Oranges The orange grower or packer who thinks he will succeed by packing and shipping culls for good fruit ought to be attended to by the fool killer without) delay. He ls laboring under the im pression that the public are the fools and l he the only smart one ln the lot. The facts of the case are the condition of things is exactly the reverse.—Riverside Enterprise. The Mote and the Beam The question of levying 12 cents for the purpose of completing the court house has been the chief theme of dis cussion in the city for the past month. The $1,896 for schools, although fifteen times as much, has passed unnoticed.— San Bernardino Times-Index. Will Have to Revise Those who thought that McKenna went into the cabinet as the attorney of the Southern Pacific, or through Hunt ington's Influence, will have to revise their views upon reading his opinion In the San Pedro harbor matter. —Kern County News. Bring It This Way There continues to be considerable talk all along the line of an electric rapid transit line from Los Angeles to San Pedro, coupled with the conviction that it can be diverted to this point by a rea sonable encouragement.—Long Beach Eye. The Baseball Sow It is somewhat a pity that Just as the national game has succeeded ln getting on its feet again on the Pacific coast it should become in imminent danger of being wrecked through financial dis putes ln the league.—Oakland Tribune.