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'»' southern California visitors to San FrancHco will find Th«
Herald on cale dally at ths newi ctanda In the Palace and I
'. Bt FVanclK hotel*, and for sale at Cooper 6 Co., t4< Market!
( lit N«w> Co.. 8. P. Ferry, and on the ttreeta by Wheatley.
, Tht Herald's circulation In the city of Los AngtlM
;•'; Is larger, than that of tho Examiner .or. tho Exprecs
and oecond only to that of tho Times. .
Population of Los Angeles 20 1 .249
. With Scotty's reputation, the only wonder Is -that he
was "treated" at aIL > ■■ .
Considering the time he was unheard from, S'cotty
must have walked back to Chicago. .
' The question is, now that Lummls Is barred by tho
club women, who are happier, he or they?
: The outline of the Japanese peace terms caused no
comment In Russia. Struck dumb, it seems.
'The next move In the' library muddle should be to
' put the lid on, screw it down and let It alone.
When Los Angeles taps that big watershed up north
no guzzler can set up the plea that he dflnks beer for
the sake of water economy.
Cat vivisection will not be tolerated in the public
schools, but there will be no objection on the part of the
community if the yowl can be extracted painlessly. .
But, then, one so seldom receives anything back In
San Francisco that the only surprise Is that the man
to whom was returned his $13,000 should have rewarded
the finder at all, let alone have given him a 10-cent
In a local divorce case the husband testified that his
wife was drunk, three years continuously "without one
day of reason during the entire period." He should have
gone on a strike for the Saturday half holiday without
.Whisky." .
No wonder that Los Angeles has been obliged to
struggle so long, thus far unsuccessfully, In the effort
to get a public library building. It shakes the whole
underpinning of the city, to make a change In the Job
of. librarian. ' . ■ [ :
. Los Angeles has cause to feel proud of all Its officials
who were Instrumental In that great water coup d'etat
And a very large measure of gratitude Is due a former
official, who was a central figure in the ■ scheme— ex-
Mayor Fred Eaton.
i .The yellow fever visitation In New Orleans appears
to be confined almost exclusively to a foreign quarter
where the people live In comparative squalor! Personal
cleanliness and sanitary Burroundlngs are fairly sure
preventives of epidemic diseases.
Some sequels to the late Redondo boomlet are ap
pearing now In the nature of lawsuits to .recover the
cost of experience. It was a fitful bubble, eliciting much
admiration for its bright coloring, but now, alas, it Is
but a sad memory for a number of tenderfeet.
g The Croesus of Death valley is returning to Los An
geles, disgusted with New York and not in love with
Chicago. The plaint that he was "treated" only twice in
New York explains his estimate of that town, and as
to the Bowery, he will "never go there any more."
' The popular idea that the Los Angeles river Is "dry
as a powder horn" In summer is all a mistake. That
experience of a Mexican who nearly drowned in an oil
sump hole and the adventures of other persons in refuse
from the gas works proves that the river bed Is not as
dry ai it seems.
While Los Angeles is taking preliminary steps for
acquiring a water supply good for fifty years ahead, it
also is preparing to guard against changing to a Venice
at the whim of a storm. A complete sewer system is in
course of construction that will make canal thorough
fares a thing of the past
A great mercantile building to cost S 1,000,000 Is an
nounced as planned for erection at Broadway, Eighth
and Hill Btrcota. It has been known for two or three,
years that: the Hamburgers were contemplating the
removal of their big department store to a point farther
Bouth, and the outcome Is seen In the project noted.
' As a consequence of the remarkably cool weather
thus far in the season the forest rangers report that few
campers have appeared. Keepers of mountain resorts
complain that their business is far below the normal for
midsummer. But maybe warm weather will be as slow
in leaving Southern California. as it Is In getting here.
".The report from Chicago that E. H. Harrlman's trip
to the orient foreshadows railway enterprises in the
Philippines Is extremely improbable. It 1b quite likely,
however, that the earlier report Is correct, to the effect
that he has in view a scheme for a Japanese-American
steamship line to ply between San Pedro and oriental
Business at the seaside resorts near Los Angeles has
been checked materially by the continued cool weather 1 ,
7 There has been scarcely a day since the beginning of
. the season when weathfer conditions made city folk sigh
for the seashore. We are at the edge of August now,
however, and seaside attractions soon .will be appre
Now the question Is raised ia Loa Angeles whether
the title to real estate extends only a few feet down
or clear to the Chinese Hue. Owners of big nroadwuy ,
buildings claim' the right! to tuunnl under the street,
hence the question raised by city officials. All of which
I) roves ■ that :. Los Angeles . real ■ estate . values go : » way
(town as well as far yp, fIHH?
the crrrs greater water supply
The most important etent In the modern history of
Los * Angeles is the consummation of a water supply
project which The Herald has urged frequently for mora
than a year. It is the plan of , "building. big, building
for the future," in the matter of the city's water needs.
It is 'the making of provision not only for the Los An
geles of five or ten years hence, but for a Los Angeles
as big as Chicago, with a population of 2,000,000 or more.
' The. water commissioners and their allies have done
a service of inestimable value for Lot Angeles. They
hare solved the most Important problem involved in
the city's future. They have removed the only, obstacle
to full confidence in the belief that Los Angeles is
destined to be the city par excellence of the Pacific
The purchase of the Owens river watershed, as pro
vided for in tho options secured, will afford an adequate
supply, for fifty yearn ahead, of what Superintendent
Mulholland calls water "right down from the great snow
sheds—finer water sever ran on top of earth." The
cost of this supply at the source la comparatively trivial.
The figure for a complete title to the land comprising
the watershed is $1,125,000. That Investment will be In
finitely the best one ever made by Los Angeles.
,The cost of an aqueduct from tho water source to the
city will be, of course, a heavy Item of taxation. Super
intendent Mulholland's estimate is $21,000,000. The
money, however, will represent an addition to the city's
property value of several times the investment And the
cost of construction will be so distributed over several
years that it will not be felt as a financial burden.
Tin Herald takes particular pleasure In felicitating
the community on this splendid consummation by the
water department The project in a general sense,
has been what might be called a Herald hobby, as
readers of the paper know. When the proposition was
advanced to take the water supply from the San Fer
nando ranchers The Herald strongly and persistently
advocated the greater project now disclosed. And this
paper continued to hammer the Idea that Los Angeles
should follow Secretary Shaw's advice to "build big
build for the future."
The greater water project now outlined- is on the
plan of building for the future. It is a recognition of
what all sagacious citizens and visitors perceive, that
Los Angeles Is today a mere urban Infant In compari
son with the great metropolis of the Pacific that it will
be ere many years have passed.
The reports of county assessors to the state board of
equalization show that the Increase of property values
in Los Angeles for the year nearly doubles the figure
for San Francisco— s4l,732,94? to $21,540,923. San Diego
shows up in the seven figure class with an Increase of
$1,286,840, beating Sacramento, which shows $1,005,190.
The only other county In the million class Is Alameda,
with an Increase of $8,517,784 to its credit.
"If we could have 1 per cent of the fund that Is now
being expended in irrigation plants by the government
to teach the people how to get along without water In a
semi-arid region we could have so many more happy
homes and so much more wealth in this country."
That quotation indidates the promise of what is
called the Campbell system of agriculture, which has
been alluded to heretofore In The Herald In a cursory
way. For the first time we now have a description of
the method, together with interesting data relative to
it. For this we are Indebted to the Chicago Record-
Herald's well-known attache, William E. Curtis, who
describes the Campbell system at length in a paper
written at Hill City, Kas. That Is the point where the
originator of the system now is demonstrating its won
derful success. '
The Campbell method has passed the experimental
atage, as will be seen by examples of Its practical re
sults. Mr. Curtis' Bays: "Anyone who has doubts of the
practicability of the system should come here, before
harvest and compare the crops on the Campbell farm
with those upon the farms that surround it, for the yield
of wheat, oats, corn, potatoes and everything else will
be four or five times as great as will be harvested on
surrounding farms."
The Campbell system does not contemplate the grow
ing of crops in an absolutely arid region. It is adapted,
however, to such conditions as are found in the agri
cultural districts of Southern California, which we call
semi-arid. By the system, as claimed and demonstrated,
according to the report of Mr. Curtis, "you can make
fourteen Inches of rain go as far as twenty-five or thirty
Inches in raising all kinds of crops or plants or trees."
That promise nearly eliminates irrigation in South
ern California in years of normal rainfull. In Los An
geles county the average precipitation for the last
twenty-five years was 15.44 inches. In San Bernardino
county it was 15.54 Inches, but other counties fell some
what below the Campbell standard of fourteen inches.
It Is evident, however, that comparatively little irriga
tion Is needful in this region it the Campbell method
will do here what Is claimed for it In Kansas and
The fundamental feature of the Campbell system is
storing the rainfull In the soils. "Catch the rainfall and
store it where the roots of the plants can reach it; keep
the soil always fine and loose; have a firm, solid founda
tion under the soil— a bottom to hold the water." All
that Is accomplished, as described, in this way:
"We stir up the soil with a revolving disk and then,
going over it again, fill up the furrow. We call this
'double disking.' It pulverizes the soil and levels it off.
We keep going over it again and again, beginning early
In the spring and continuing until the last of June or
the first part of July. After every rain we stir up the
soil, either with a disk or an Acme harrow. Finally we
plow seven inches deep In the ordinary way and follow
the plow with a subsurface packer— a machine which
makes a compact, solid bottom four Inches from the
surface under the loose soil. Then we go over It again
with the Acme harrow, so as to keep the top soil loose
and pulverized."
By this process one Inch of rainfall Is worth two
or three Inches in the ordinary method of farming, and
the careful preparation of the soil causes a far greater
crop yield.' Much larger crops, secured with the mini"
mum of water, are the practical results which the Camp
bell system is Bald to have demonstrated beyond ques
The value represented by building permits in the
city for last week aggregated 9231,418, bringing the total
for the month up to 11,243,418. Tomorrow's addition
doubtless will send the figure above the round $1,260,000
. mark. Last July's figure was f 1,094,404. How we do
* growl,
Rancho Los Feliz in Its Earlier Day-The Basis of Griffith
. Park Today— When Charles Maclay Came— Judge
Widnoy and Some Others
Written for The Herald by Joeeph D Lynch
Agitation about the water question
naturally directs one's attention to the
country through which percolate, and
from which are derived, the waters of
tho Los. Angeles river, and to some of
the men of note of those localities.
- A generation ago the Rancho Los
Fella was the home of Leon It. Row
land, a brother of Oen. John M. Bald
win, a deputy sheriff under William R.
Rowland in the early thirties. These
gentlemen belonged to a distinguished
family in Georgia, and were both elab
orately educated and highly gifted.
Leon was the younger, and had been
largely trained In Europe, principally
in Germany and France. He was mar
ried to a member of the illustrious
Washington family, and there was
probably not a more charming house
hold in the United States than his. .
It was my privilege to be Mr. Bald
win's guest in the spring of 187S, and
my recollections of the visit are most
agreeable. I little dreamed, as I en-
Joyed his hospitality, that his career was
to be so short and tragic. A few years
after the date named he went down to
Sonora to superintend a mine in which
he was Interested as an owner, and was
murdered under circumstances of great
atrocity. The government of the United
States took the matter up and exacted
something like an adequate indemnity,
if an Indemnity could be adequate for
such a loss.
The elder lived in Los Angeles for
a good many years and finally removed
to San Francisco, most Angelenos prob
ably believing that he Is dead. I am
happy to be able to assure them, how
ever, that since his removal from this
city he married the widow of Gen.
Sanford, both of whom were well
known in this city, and who for years
dispensed in elegant hospitality down
near the Santa Fe springs.
Genesis of Griffith Park
After Leon Baldwin's death, Los Felia
ranch passed into the possession of
Griffith J. Griffith. It was this gentle
man who sold the right of the water
of the Los Angeles river for $50,000,
and who afterward gave the major por
tion of the ranch to the city for a
park. It possesses features of.excep
tional scenic beauty. To these is added
the attraction, a little, up the river, of
a haunted house, which has for years
been pointed to travelers on the South
ern-Pacific as one of the sights of the
country around Los Angeles.
A notable man about Los Angeles
for years was Eulogis F. de Cells. In
the time of which I am writing this
young gentleman Inherited a magnifi
cent estate of fifty thousand acres or
so in the famous San Fernando valley,
from which, and from its watersheds,
much of the water of . the ■ Los An
geles river is derived. Eugolls was a
caballero of a resplendent order. He
knew, how to burn up money with great
eclat, and for a while he made the
welkin ring.
Unfortunately real estate even is sal
able, the Inexorable ' day came, and tho
mortgage alembics soon reduced De
Cells' fortune to nothing. Stripped of
his Inheritance, De Cells became editor
of the Spanish paper La Cronica, and
for decades fulminated his opinions in
that Journal, j He died a short time ago
from paralysis, from which he suffered
for years.
When Maclay Came
In the early seventies the quid
nuncs of Los Angeles brightened up
at the news of the arrival of the Hon.
Charles Maclay, who shortly ' located
himself In this city, preparatory to an
Inspection of the lands about San Fer
nando, where he quickly acquired a
large ranch at a preposterously low
figure. Senator Maclay was a great
addition to the society of any commun
ity. He was a politician, a clergyman
and a raconteur, of high grade In all
these lines; but, In the latter, unsur
passed. He had been the chairman of
the senate Judiciary committee of the
late legislature, In which, It was whis
pered, matters of great Interest to the
railways had been satisfactorily de
The late Governor Leland Stanford
never forgot a friend, and it was gen
erally understood that the senator's
large San Fernando estate cost him
nothing, unless it were one of those
notes of which Governor Stanford left
July 30 in the World's History
911 — Abou Abdlllah assassinated, the principal actor in the revolution
which established the dynasty of the Fatlmites la Africa and Egypt.
1388— liattle of Otterbourne on Thursday, "about the Lammas tide," be
tween sunrise and sunset. The youthful combatants were nearly of
the same age. Douglas was slain and the English Hotspur and his
brother taken prisoners.
1588— William Stuart killed in Edinburgh by Earl Bothwell.
ICOd— Battle between Champlain and Indians in Essex county, New York.;
1673— New York taken by the Dutch.
1711— -The British and colonial fleet sailed from Boston for the conquest
of Canada.
1762 — Moro fort at entrance to the harbor of Havana stormed by the
English under Admiral Pococke.
1777—0 en. Burgoyne reached Fort Edward on the Hudson river/having
with incredible labor and fatigue > conducted his army through the
wilderness. Oen. Schuyler, whose forces did not exceed 4000 men;
retreated over the river to Saratoga.
1804— Bonaparte polled a larger, vote for. the throne of France than be
did for the position of consul for life. AJsHi
1846— Congress passed a new tariff reducing the duties on Imported
goods. This Is known as the tariff of 1846. CtWjft
1864— •The great mine under the fort before Petersburg exploded, blowing
up the fort. with tho regiment which garrisoned it, but from bad
management It proved a disastrous affair. Union loss, 4000; Con
federate only 1050. den. McCausland • entered Ghambenburg, Pa.,
and burned It. Confederate forces under Mosby invaded Pennsyl
vania and took possession ■ of ,Chambersburg. Gen.. Btoneman's
troops attacked by a great force at Macon, Ga., and after some hours
lighting surrendered. During this month Petersburg, Va.,. was bom
barded nearly every day. .'•,
1889— Insurrection In Honolulu.. ■:■„.-:. u /,*■••.'.. '. , ■ . : ... .
1891— A statement embodying the, views of the president as to the basis
of peace acceptable to the United States was transmitted to Spain,
trunkfuls when he died, and which
were never Intended to be collected.
However he acquired his property,
there Is no doubt that the Appearance
of Charles Maclay in the San Fernando
valley started a new era of life and im
provement for that region. One of its
manifestations was the identification
of Judge R. M., Wldney with the for
tunes of the valley. .The Judge and
Maclay were close relatives and were
identified with schemes for the Improve
ment of the San Fernando valley that
have had far-reaching effects. Of the
two, Maclay is dead these many years
but the Judge is still amongst us, very
much alive and . in the full tide of a
useful and Interesting career. By the
way, I should remark in passing that
The Herald in its earlier years was
for a while edited by this able and
capable gentleman. That happened
thirty-one years ago— almost a' round
generation. ■
Judge Wldney
Perhaps the experiences of no man in
Southern California could better illus
trate the eventualities of life in this
section than those of Judge R. M.
Wldney; . and, In his relations to the
development of the Ban Fernando val
ley he Is illustrative jof a section as
well. When I first . saw Los Angeles
the Judge was sitting on the bench.
There were two Judges then, one dis
trict and the other county, and Wldney
was the district Judge. When his term
expired Widney resumed the practice
of law.
It should not be forgotten that R.
M. Widney is a writer of reputation on
recondite matters, exegetlcal and other.
One of his booka Is worthy of the at
tention of any one interested in biblical
questions. The whole family Is of an
erudite tendency, his brother Dr. J. P.
Wldney being one of the most accom-"
plished physicians in California and a
writer of authority on medical topics.
A younger brother, not to .be over
looked, also occasionally takes his pen
in hand, although he Is understood not
to have met with the success of his
brilliant brothers, nor to have secured
their approval to his efforts.
In the Panic of 1893
, When the panic of 1893 reached its
perihelion Judge Widney was president
of the University bank of Los Angeles,
of which George •L. Arnold, was
cashier. The institution was located in
the Reddick building, corner, of First
and Broadway, and its conductors
doubtless expected for it a long and
useful career. At the time when the
panic was getting ready to supervene,
so to speak, Judge Wldney was speed
ing to Chicago to attend the National
Bankers' convention, to which he had
been invited to deliver an address. His
competence for executing such a mis
sion will be disputed by no one who
knows the man. His brain Is replete
with original and carefully elaborated
Ideas worthy of the attention of any in
tellectual body, such as a National
Bankers' convention undoubtedly is or
at least should be.
Lo and behold, the panic supervened
precisely as the Judge was delivering
his lecture and the distinguished lec
tor turned to find his University bank
shut down, with the imperturbable
George L. Arnold sitting on the lid. Nor
was that all. Of the sixteen of seven
teen banks in Las' Angeles the only
ones left open were the Farmers &
Merchants, Los Angeles National, Cal
ifornia and State Loan and Trust com
pany. It looked for a while as if the
bottom had dropped out of everything
financial. . .• . ■ • . •
As a matter of fact, all the Los An
geles banks proved sound and paid
their depositors.
Not a Good Time
Our ' friend the Judge concluded the
time was not propitious for making
money In banking and wound up the
University bank, paying its depositors
in full. Of course the Judge's friends
had many a good laugh at him and his
lecture on banking, but the Judge is a
good laugher himself. Besides in that
celebrated panlo year nobody knew on
which side of his face he or anybody
else was laughing 1 and lit all went in
Vmrfirand, Prlcm 03SO
Because of its great reputation the Impression has spread that
the Steinway is too expensive for the average piano buyer.
cXs a matter of fact the reverse of this impression is the
truth. The Steinway is the one piano that music lovers of;
moderate means can best afford to purchase, because it is
the most lasting piano ever produced.
Like a diamond, the Steinway has a permanent commer-
cial value. Should the owners' circumstances compel a sale, it.
will always command a very much higher price than any other
make of piano. The Steinway is therefore the best and most
economical piano Investment.
The continued enjoyment derived from its possession is al-
, together out of proportion to the price you pay. Not only is its ;
purchase evidence of good business judgment, but the mere
fact of possessing a Steinway puts the seal of supreme approval
on the musical taste of the owner.
The newest Steinway model, the Vertegrand, at $550, is
the best piano value in the world today, and a single examina-
ion will convince intending purchasers of this fact
Illustrated catalogue and "Portraits of Musical Celebrities"
sent free upon request '
Ged. J. 'BirK.el Co. " : .j
Victor. Cecilian and Steinway Dealers
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the general debacle of the strike riots,
when everything looked as. If chaos
had come again and every man and his
neighbor was hugging all the money he
could get hold of In his Inner vest
pocket and banks were not, to all or
dinary Intents and purposes.
Judge Wldney, In addition to his
banking, Judicial and law affairs, had
always been Interested in exploiting
the San Fernando valley. Largely
through his energy and insistence
Maclay began to develop bis magni
ficent property. It was soon shown to
be a splendid wheat region, largely'
through the efforts of the Messrs. Hub
bard and Wright, the former the son
in-law of Senator Maclay, and by the
Van Nuys and Lankershims. The Por
ter brothers soon came in and adopted
wheat, olives and oranges as their spec
ialties. Through their efforts improve
ments of every kind were stimulated.
Places of beauty and productiveness,
like that of ex-Sheriff John Burr, have
sprung up. on every hand.
, Judge ' Wldney himself has not been
behindhand in personal weal.' He has
created for himself an ideal home, and
he has associated . with it a decidedly
commercial feature. He has made the
cultivation of the olive a specialty, and
his pickled olives and olive oil are in
demand from far and near. The culti
vation of the olive, the lemon and the
orange not only means a vivid pleasure
to the owner's esthetic faculties, but a
delightful usufruct of a more practical
Tho Farm Vagary
In closing these rambling reminis
cences' and reflections 111 1 wish to call
attention to the fact that when a man
in business in. New York or any large
eastern city indulges in the vagary of
a farm, his friends immediately begin
to pity him. It Is assumed, and rightly,
that he is sure to lose money. They
begin to . count the cost of , each to
mato, bean or potato, and the process
is not without Its rationale. .
In regions like the San Fernando the
case is altogether different. Take that
of Judge Widney for Instance. He now
has an olive grove which is yielding
him a handsome income on the'in
vestment. . He knows that there are
said to be olive trees in Palestine that
were in bearing at the time Christ was
crucified. If this be regarded as
apocryphal, there are any number, of
places in Italy, in Spain and in the
south of France where the j olive is
yielding at the age of three or four,
hundred years. What poetical and
practical Incentives are there not to
such rural pursuits? There are at
tached to them none of, the things
which makes a New York bro.ker look
for ridicule when his leisure . Is sup
posed to be associated with a farm.
There are today hundreds of people
in the San Fernando valley and I in the
approaches that lead up to It and
branch from it, and in many' other
favored portions of Los Angeles county,
who are laying. the foundations tor ex
quisite homes at the same time, with
the olive, the vine, the lemon and the
orange they . are 1 enjoying liberal in
comes now, which are destined to be
vastly expanded in the near future.
Such. a conjunction of the dilettante
and the practical is nowhere else known
on the footstool. -
Tibs Angeles, Cat, July J9, 1905.
(Editor Herald).—The»e club women
make me tired. Their course in the now
notorious ' x library ' case ,is evidence or
their political ! Inoompetenoe. ,;They are
governed by * their, feelings and , not by
sound Judgment or patriotism. ,"A com
petent woman has been turned down
by brutal men because *he can't vote." •
The advocate* * of ,. woman suffrage as
sert and proclaim that if they had the
ballot all this would be changed. How
was it with Tom Strohm? Did ;. he not : <
have a vote? These women forget his
tory, they ignore philosophy.; They. vlr-v
tually deny the . fact that the - family.,
not the individual is the social unit.
Theoretically 1 every man 'has a wife,'. •
every woman a husband. The only
theory on which . woman j suffrage | can I
be. efficiently grounded is the ridiculous a
one that the interests of a man and his
wife are not identical but antagonistic
or.. that' the average man Is ' not suffl- V;
clen tly Intelligent and J patriotic t to ex- )
erclse the franchise but that' the' aver* ...
age woman Is both.' §' ' ''" '
' The saying that "the : - hand ; that
rocks the cradle rules the .world", can
not be successfully controverted and
the occupant of the cradle is what its
mother has made, it "The . child is
father to the man" Is another, wise old
saw and the mother has much more In
fluence in "giving the child" Its charac
ter than ' has ■ the father, 'j. Is ' it", necess
ary to • prove this ? Therefore ) It '■ tol
lows that if the men are bad they, may
thank the women for it. ; Don't forget
that the mothers. of all the boys are
women, all their nurses are women,
and when the children reach schol age
their teachers are women. :., — ;V
The wisest man said "Bring ' up a
child in the way he should go and when
he is old he will not, depart from : it."
From all this it follows that if the men
are not good.it is because the, women
have bungled their : Jobß. \ In ; view jj of
this overwhelming evidence of their In
competence, on what reasonable ground
can they ask for the men's Jobs?jThey
are admitted failures in , their | own
work, of which they, have had ; a . mo
nopoly for all the ages; on what,' then,^
do they base their assertion that : they
can do better in work that is.' hew Jto
them? '
They ignore the laws of nature, they
forget all history and experience. When
a woman makes a blunder or commits
a crime she'll want to crawl out under,
her petticoat. When' a -man;. is Icon-,
victed of .willful murder, . why, > hang
him,' of course; but when a woman is
the criminal— oh,' what • barbarity. 'and
lack of chivalry to think of : hanging' a
woman! "Turn her loose, she is a'wo
man." For \ God's sake, give us a" rest
from this incessant cackling 1 .
Los Angeles is a pretty ; decent city,
fully as good, respectable ; and ] moral
as any other city of its sire i in '.the
country; but , chiefly ; through ;. the \ ma
chinationa of these club women, we are
periodically inflicted with a lot ■of Jin
ported so-called reformers who try to
create discord and work ■us for what
there is in it. Why don't these people
reform Chicago, ■ New York and > other
cities where they hall from, instead 'of
boring us to death and ' exciting rea
sonable men (and women) to profan
ity? And echo answers, why?"I:wlll
end as I began: .' These ' club women
make me tired. '. CITIZEN. £
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