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OUT ON THE RANCHES
French agricultural reierrtists are
hotly engaged in the question, not of
feeding etock, but of feeding the soil. In
other words, how best to manure land
to maintain ite fertility. There are
three echools represented. One main
taine that barnyard manure alone suf
fices; the other that mineral fertilizers
simply are adequate; while the third
asserts -that tbe barnyard manure ought
to be complemented by the mineral
The latter view is the one generally
accepted. The soil is viewed as a rock,
at which plants feed". Humus is as nec
essary as the laboratory wherein
the transformation of foods for
plants is effected and prepared for as
similation. It is a requisite then to
keep up the store of organic matter in
the soil, and that barnyard manure con
tributes to secure. Hilt the latter does
not .contain sufficient elements of fertili
ty to produce heavy crops, nor is its ac
tion uniformly beneficial for every soil
or for dissimilar pVantß.
Jj; is here where the role of mineral
fertilizers comes into play by supplying
nitrates, phosphates and alkalis accord
ing as tbe demand for them may be
special and peculiar to the soil and its
vegetation. Farmyard manure alone
can postpone but cannot prevent the
ultimate exhaustion of the soil. Nor
can the employment of mineral fer
tilizers prevent the soil's exhaustion if
rtie supply of humus is not kept up.
If the soil be naturally rich in organic
matter, as is tbe case with the commer
cial kitchen gardens around l'aris, min
eral manures can be employed singly
for several years. Alone organic and
artificial manures are insufficient. Com
bine their action then for the mainte
nance of fertility and large returns of
It is in this direction that farmers are
moving. Thero is quite a mania set
ting in for the ploughing under of green
crops to swell the amount of humus in
the soil, and a rage for gypsum applica
tions, tho latter being wholly inexpli
Closely Allied to thiß subject is the ap
plication of mineral fertilizers to the
growth of vegetables, the latter being
now cultivated in field gardens as a very
remunerative branch of horticulture.
In the south of Fiance, where early
vegetables are extensively cultivated for
the markets of Paris and London, stable
mannre is scarce. Cultivators now reiy,
not on beds of the latter, bat on cotton
Beed cake, some at the rate of one to two
tons per acre. Tlfie manure not only
augments the yield of vegetables, and
most markedly of spring potatoes, but
secures their maturity three weeks
One ton of the cotton seed r.ako con
tains 47 poundß of phosphoric acid, 80
pounds of nitrogen and S3 pounds of
potash. It is to these fertilizers then
that the action of tho cake ie due—not
to the organic matter, as it wonld re
quire 24 tons of farmyard manure per
acre to supply the same quantity of
phosphoric acid, etc., as exists in one ;
ton of the cake.—Ex.
Cause of Puffy Oranges.
It has frequently been mentioned in
these columns tbat a large quantity of
oranges are thia season "puffy," and
consequently difficult to market. Sev
eral causes have been given for this,
among others unusual beat, following
protracted raina. A Riverside paper be
lieves that the trouble ie caused in great
degiee by the excessive use of nitrogen
ous fertilizers and irrezular irrigation.
It has been suggested that potseh be
used in combination with nitrogenous
fertilizers to counteract the evil. Our
horticulturists are only beginning to in
vestigate the effectß of fertilization on
soils and crops. Until recent years fer
tilizing has been an unknown quantity in
California agriculture, ln Europe it ie
one of the most important branches of
agricultural study. It is abont time
that our fruit-growers cominenee to give
more attention to the subject. Tho old
idea that California soil is so rich ob to
need no fertalizing is about exploded.
It is only a matter of time— and, iv the
case of orangee, a very short time—whon
the nutriment extracted by tbe fruit
from the soil must be replaced. Then
arises the important question as to the
best manner in which this can be done,
a question which it requires deep and
protracted study to solve.—[Ventarian.
A Home Grown Pest Destroyer.
It ia not impossible, ac we have often
suggested, that more diligent search in
our own state might rovaal reliable in
sect exterminators not hitherto (suspect
ed of value. A case in point is men
tioned by the Tribune of San Luia
Obispo, wherein Mr. L. Rackliffe is
mentioned as having lately found on
come apple trees infested by woolly
aphis, two common varieties of ladybujiis
which are effectually clearing bio trees
9i their enemies.
Captain Pritcliard, horticultural com
missioner, pronounces the useful insects
to be Hippodamift convergens and Hip
podamia ambiguu. Although this latter
insect may be properly nanied, yet Mr.
Kackliffe linda nothing ambiguous, about
it. It goes ior the aphis in a way that
leaves no doubt of ita appetite for that
eort of game, or of its value to orchard
ieta. All ineecta of tho lady-bird type
found about the orchard should be test
ed as exterminators, with the hope of
ultimately finding at our own doors
what we spent thousands of dollars in
seeking in distant lauds.—[Veuturiau.
Australian Everbearing Strawberry.
This variety of strawberry was intro
duced from Australia eevoral years ago,
and is now very extensively cultivated
in California, It is undoubtedly the
earliest of all strawberries, arid there
fore commands a very high price in
market on account of its earlineeB. It
is also a very desirable shipping variety,
growers in Southern California giving it
the preference over all others. The
berry ia very large, of a glowing crimson
color, Tery delieiously flavored aud
enormously productive, bearing fruit all
the season long. In Southern California
young plants give two good crops the
same season that tbey are planted. A
strawberry grower in Loe Angeles county
states that he pisks 28 1 -pound boxes
from a row of 300 plants, and repeats
this every three days during the fruit
eeason. As there are 14,000 to the acre,
the amount of fruit picked at each pick
ing is immense.—[B. L. Watkins in Ru
Pruning Melon Vines.
Pomona Progress : It is a well-known
fact among experienced fruit growers
that melon vines are inclined to put out
more branches and set more small mel
ons than they can support and mature.
If left to grow at will, many of tbe mel
ons will not come to maturity, and those
that do will be of a small, inferior quali
ty. The man who understands the busi
ness ef growing melons and desires to
produce a fine product will carefully
prane his vines with a sharp knife, cut
ting away unnecessary branches and
email melons, thus leaving the entire
vitality of the- plant to mature a few fine
specimens. This is particularly true in
the case of watermelons grown on rich
soil, though it applies to other varieties.
If melon vines were pruned and looked
after half as carefully as grapevines and
fruit trees, a much nicer product would
be seen on the market.
THOSE ORLOFF" HORSES.
Senator Stanford's Plans Concerning;
Them Will Be Folio-wed.
Breeders of horses will be interested
to learn that the plans of the lste Senator
Stanford tbnching tbe new Orloff horees
about to be imported from the czar's
own stables will be carried out, says the
San Francisco Examiner. Tbe eenator
was impressed with the strength and
stamina of the aristocratic trotters in
the stables of the emperor, and he
thought that a crocs of the Russian im
perial strain with the American trotter
might yield a product that would dis
play the best qualities of both.
The experiment will be given a thor
ough teet, the lines laid down by Sen
ator Stanford to be followed strictly.
The intention is to mix on the choicest
Palo Alto blood with that of the Rus
The blue-blooded Orloffs, while ehow
ing good speed, have, in addition a de
gree of endurance that few Amerloans
can understand. They are driven over
all kinds of roads at a breakneck pace,
dragging heavy loads, and a thought of
training with such a thing as a bicycle
sulky never entered the mind or im
agination of a Russian horse, even when
dreaming of horse heaven.
The pedigrees, supplied in advance, of
the horses to be delivered at Palo Alto
do not go very far back, but it is ex
pected that a more complste record in
tho shape of stock books will accompany
the animals when they reach hero.
Following is a complete story of the
record of the first uallion meetioned in
tbo czir's list:
CirtificftU' regarding the horoe of the
Imperial Khrcnov»koy stock yard, Ouri
adnik, black stallion, slightly diversi
fied with gray, of tbe trotting stcck,
witti whito spots on the back, and a
brand on the right cida of the neck r6j>
resentica the imperial crown, height, 2 j
a»*lime 5 vershok; born I*7B. at the Im
perial Khrenovikoy Btoclt yards.
Father, No. 5 Ongrinmy, by Oueatch
and Volnonehka; mother, No. 63 Norlra,
by Nssoglaamy and Samka. Stock book
This is signed by Alfreroy, assistant
manager; Studmaster Ponomerev, and
by Secretary Aptekin.
The other certificates are condensed,
Yerbortchik, gray stallion of the trot
ting stock, without any marks, having
on tbe right side of tbe neck a brand
representing the imperial crown ; height,
2 arshine 4 \j verehok; born 1875, at the
Imperial Rhrenovskoy clock yards.
Father, No. 5 Volasty-belry by Waahny
and Choudienaia; mother, 96 Samka by
Statny and Chvannala. Stock book
Nezaboudks, light gray mare of the
trotting stock, without marks, height 2
arshine 3. vershok : bord 1889. Fath
er, No. 2 Nayesdnik by Neeoglasny and
Vecherinka;- mother. No. 46 Vyazma By
Vitor and Lapushka. Stock book No. 4.
Zima, gTay mare of the trotting stock,
height 2 ashino 3 vershok; bom 1888.
Father, No. 13 Lariad ef the stock yards
of Count T. T. Vornontaov-Oashkow by
Zndorny and Aptika; mother, No. 68
Velichavaia 2 by Volasty and Ouepe
shnr.ia. Stock book No. 30.
The translator explains thai one ar
shine equalß 2333 feet, ang that one ver
s>hok is equal to 1.75 inches. The stal
lion Ouriadnik may therefore be put
down as a trifle over 16 hands high.
These horses are usually stocky and
weigh heavily in proportion to their
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LOS ANGELES HERALD t SUNDAY MORNING JtTEY 23. 1B9«.
DOES FAITH-CURE REALLY CURE.
Mrs. Walton Says Her Prayers
Rev. Stevens Claims That the Peti
tions of Bis Church Did It.
Some Dlverg-enos of Opinion—Mrs. Wal
ton's Statements Abont Her Case.
An Interview H'lMi n Faith
[The subject of faith-cure, divine heal
ing, and simitar theories is attractive
from all paints of view. The Herald
invites people who know of cases which
have proved either successful or failures
to send accounts to this office, giving all
necessary details, and if possible pho
tographs of the subjects, la the pub
lication of these matters both sides will
be fairly treated.]
There has been eonsideral comment
in certain religious circles during the
past few days over the apparent sudden
recovery by a lady by tbe name of
Walton, living at the corner of Oasco
and London streets in this city, from a
long and severe illness, it being claimed
by the believers in tbe doctrine of faith
cure that this phenominal change for
the better was due to the invalid re
ceiving especial visitation of Divine aid,
brought abont by the continued
prayers and the unfaltering faith of her
self and her faith-cure friends that the
Lord wonld bring about a cure.
On Sunday last, it being announced
that Mre. Walton would appear at the
Faith Cure church, at the corner of
Broadway and Tempte streets, and give
her experience, quite a large audience
gathered to see aud hear her. Nothing
of a sensational nature wes developed to
the average mind, and tbe majority of
these went away feeling tbat the pleas
ant-faced lady richly deserved her health
and tbe use of all her limbs.
There were a few of the weaker
minded ones present who became un
necessarily excited and at once began
talking of modern miracles, in fact
were almost ready to (all down and wor
ship the little woman herself.
Wishing to know the true facte of the
case a Hkkami reporter went to the
house of Mrs. Walton and was given by
her the following accountof her sickness
"I have had pain in my left lower
limb for over two years, and have
suffered intense pain almost ill the time.
These cpampe and spasms of agony bave
cansed the muscles of my toes to con
tract until those members were drawn
ont of their nsual position and became
still", making walking an impossibility.
"On Sunday, the loth inst., although
I had suffered for several days more than
the usual amount of agony, I suddenly
felt tbe pain entirely leave me and at
once got up from my bed and walked,
since when I have had no pain ol any
kind and can walk as good as anybody."
During the time of her sickness ehe
claims to hive been examined by sev
eral physicians, and each one informed
her tbat ihe would have to have the leg
amputated, but when pressed to give
the names of some of those doctors ehe
would only name one, and he had gone
to San Francisco without leaving his ad
dress, but if he was looked np aud fonnd
she eaid he would tell all about it. She
eaid ehe thought Christian science a
fraud, and her recovery wa9 not dne to
any church nor any minister, neither to
any creed noT doctrine, but waß brought
about by her tiod and herself.
She said ttjat all the prayers of her
friends would have done no good bad
she not had faith herself, and for ceveral
months she bad had implicit faith that
ehe would be cured by divine aid. A
moment afterwards ehe informed the re
porter that ehe had been saving her
strength and money to have the limb
It is now Mre. Walton's intention to
publish a book dwelling upon her sick
ness and wonderful care.
Upon leaving this pleasant Kyle home
the reporter went directly to tire Faith
Cure church and found W. O. Stevens,
tbe pastor, condncting services, and the
congregation of about 50 people, all* but
eight of whom were ladies, were giving
in their experiences end asking for pray
ers. One lady told how she had fallen
and broken a rib and cracked two other?.
When her husband aeked if he should call
a doctor ehe said no, "tbat God had
made her and he would take care of her."
Three daye later she felt a tingling sen
sation and knew the bones were knitting
and she was co glad to be able to tell
them she was now all right.
Another lady wanted the prayers of
all that ehe might bring beck one who
had fallen from grace and had now be
come a Unitarian.
Then a young lady wanted them all to
help her by prayers as she bad had a
cold for two weeks and wanted to cure it
These and many more of the kind were
offered, and alter praying for them indi
vidually and collectively the meeting
Mr. .Stevens, tho paßtor. when quse
tione'd about what part his church had
taken in the recovery of Mrs. Walton,
Baid he had been up there from time to
time for a few months, aud Le could not
say whether he imparted the hope
in her soul that she would be cured by
faith or not, but he w»s convinced their
prayers had been answered, and stated
further that they sometimes brought
cures where the one who waa cured
knew nothing about the effort that was
being made in hia or ber behalf.
Ac Mra. Walton was baptized in this
church since her recovery, they fee! very
proud to call her sister, and in their
prayers often mentioned their dear sla
ter's wonderful cure.
On being questioned about the effect
faith cure would have on broken bones,
Mr. Stevens said it waa infallible ii the
patient had sufficient faith, and tbat a
true believer needed an earthly pbysi*
cian for nothing.
He gave ns a moat wonderful illustra
tion of this a caee (peculiar to say the
least) of a lady prominent, he says, in
Pasadena, wbo, while at one of the sea
side resorta bathing and away from the
crovd, got caught by a wave with such
force that her leg was broken below the
knee, and the bones protruded through
both flesh and skin. The pain was in
tenae nnd ehe asked tbe Lord to take it
away, and it was no sooner asked than
granted, but she looked down and. saw
the broken bones, and in terror, but
Btill in faith, she asked the Lord to
again come to ber aid and cure the
break, and it was at once healed. She
lay there until her husband found her.
He took her home and the doctor placed
tha injured limb in a box and kept it
there.for several weeks. Notwithstand
ing that, the wife knew it was already
cured, and ehe inaiets to this day that
the doctor's box was entirely unneces
The question was aeked: Do you know
in thie city of any cese of iaith core or
attempted faith cure where the patient
has been left deformed or hae died on ac
count of not havintr one of our earthly
M. D.'c to attend the case? Mr. Stevens
said no doubt that such things had hap
pened from Christian science treatment
but never from the treatment prescribed
by bis church (faith cure) when the pa
tient had the required amount of faith.
The question was asked: Should the
patient think at first he had the faith
in sufficient quantities for his particular
case but alterward find himself weaken
ing and in the meantime his trouble has
been neglected until it is ton late, does
this not sometime happen?
No, the patient can soon tell, for
should he not touch bottom he would
soon realize the fact and go to tbe ordi
Mrs. Ainsworth g&ve a progressive
whist party yesterday afternoon at the
California clnb. The decorations which
were designed by herself were strikingly
beautiful. A large screen composed en
tirely ot blossoms and foliage was a no
table feature. Lowinsky'a orchestra
played most enjoyably. The refresh
ments were dainty and delicious.
Mies Clemens won the first prize, a
Bohemian glass vase, and Mrs. H. J.
Gleischman took the second, a half doz
en desert plates.
Among those preaent were Mrs. Ames,
Mrs. Jenks, Mrs. J. P. Jones, Mrs.
Frank Thomas, Mrs. James Wiuton,
Mrs. Plater, MisB Waddilove, Mrs. Mac
Neil, Mrs. Vosberg, Mrs. Slaveron, Mrs.
Carpenter, Miss ClemonB, Mrs. Child
ress. Mies Vicks, Misa Gosham, Mrs.
Fleishman, Mrs. Conroy, Mrs. Holter
hoff, Mrs. Cline, Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Freia
ner. Mrs. True, MiesBntler, Mrs.Childe,
Misa Childs. Rath Childs, Mrs. Ban
ning, Mra. Duncan, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs.
O'Melving, Mrs. Briggs. Mrs. Mac
Gowan, Mrs. Peck, Mra. D. E. Miles,
Mrs. Otheman Stevens, Mra. Vefl, Mrs.
Fred Griffith, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Kidge
way, Mrs. De Szigethy.
A Spider Web party was given laet
Wednesday evening by Mill Willie
Lowndeß at tha home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Smith, at 727 Bellevue
avenue. The party was a grand wceers
and all gueats viere very much pleased.
The center of the spider web was in the
parlor, and from there silks were drawn
in every direction. At 9 o'clock the
winding commenced and everybody got
a prize. Mr. L. Boutrrer won the first
prize aud Mies Bessie Beaver wae the
recipient of the booby prize.
Refreshments were served at 11 and
the guesta departed at 1, happy and
well pleased with a pleaaant evening.
Those invited were Missel Marguerite
Hare, Adelaide Keefe, Gnesie Btormer,
Ln Schiminger, Flood, Delia Shields,
Gnssie Teiching. Olga Krau.te, Maggie
Beavor, Katie Schoneman, Eva Noble,
C. Hare, Florence Beavor, Maud
Shields, Minnie Mendelshon, EilaStone,
Bessie Beavor, Cornie Dotter, Cook,
Effie Briganee, Lena Mendelihon and
little Lena May Smith, with her friend
Pauline Krauea; Meagre. Adams, Blan
cbard, Roth, Schoneman, Goldsmith,
Lazard, Lyons, Norton, Lewis, Miene,
Bourtier, Daeble, Everist, Keefe, Loy,
Codori, Smith, Blumenthal, Karetens,
I Kinaey, Gretber, A. Mendelihon, M.
| Mendelihonf Zobelain, Tucker and L.
One of tbo most delightful hops of the
eeason was given at tbe Ardmour hotel,
corner Sixth ario Broadway, Thursday
day evening last, oy tbe members of tbe
Ardmour club. There were many beau
tiful costumeß worn by tbe ladies pres
ent, and about 25 couples wece In at
tendance, including the following: Mr.
and Mrs. T. L, Staesfarth, Dr. and Mre.
Pritehard, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Wiimsth,
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Mer
rill, Mrs. M Aey, Misses Garner, Black
man, New..ian. Jenkins, Graham, Kris
tor, Rhodes, Rebard, Lewis, Skinner
and Smith ; Mesarß. Fleming, Frubling,
Murray, Pettigrew, C. and M. Mackey,
Fitch, Mullen, Ardis, Mooney, Bowers,
Hill, Pe?ry and C.L. Chester and ladies.
Last Wednesday evening an informal
inception was tendered Mrs. C. 0. De
Waeae. who is visiting her mother, Mrs.
S.J.Fulton, by Miss Margaret Cowper
and her Bister, Mrs. Brown, at the resi
dence of Mre-. Dr. Gowper-, corner of
Fourth and Hill streets. Quite a num
ber of society people were present, and
the evening was delightfully spent. A
sumptuouß sepast, consisting of all the
delicacies of the season, wae spread in
the dininz room, which was greatly rel
iened by those preaent.
J. Harry Morrisoy returned Thursday
afrer a delightful visit of two months
with friends aud relatives at Minneap
olis, Lake Minnesota and also Chicago,
where he caw the world's fair.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan MacFarland and
family have gone to Bear Valley for a
Mr. and Mr.'. Sumner Hunt are en
joying an outing at Catalina.
Borne peonl • begrudge the little money that
an Allcck's Porous _>i astsb costs, ana ttien
when they are racked with pain from a lsme
back, or from the torenoss arising from a coid,
they will spend any amount of mouey to re
lieve the pain. If they only had one of these
world-renowned plas£-rs on hand they wouid
be saved a vast amount, of sufTjring and be con
siderably richer. At the first sign of sliflness
of tin; joints apply one of these plasters with
out an/ delay. The soreness will be great.y
relieved at oneo, and soon dlssppear entire y.
It will be nionev saved to have them on hand
to say nothing of the comfort they bring.
Bkakdbktii's I*i„s contain no Irritating
Onr Horn* Brew.
Maier & Zohslein's lager, fresh from tlie
brewery, on draught ln all the principal sa
loons, delivered promptly in bottles or kegs.
Office and brewery, 444 Allso street. Tele
Farmers and Horsemen—Hall's Cream
Salve for horses will keep the flies off a sore,
heals barbed wire cuts, cures Old sores. Borne
th dr new, something good. sjl. Off .V
Vaughn's drug store, Foartn and Spring sia.
Wagon unibrel as, summer lap dusters. Foy's
old reliable .ad llery house, 315 N. Los Augeles
Tho Chines* Question.
Editors Hsiiaud: Noticing tbe ar
ticle in tbe July number of the North
American Review, by K. CX Ingersoll,
npon tbe prohibition of Chineee immi
gration, prompts me to reply a little
differently than Mr. Geary has dqne.
Self preservation is the first law of na
ture, which everybody will admit who
thinks and reasons. When yon come to
look into nature you will find that there
is also another law, termed the eervival
of tbe fittest. The law of the survival
of tho fittest is that tbe weak will not
live when they are crowded to the wail,
figuratively speaking, by either superior
brute force or numbers. This being,
true in nature, we must reason upon it.
Are the Chinese a superior race iv in
tellect? The answer is, no. Ii they
were a superior race of people, would
they not stop multiplying in numbers
so rapidly as not to be Able to feed them
selves? In natxire you will find that
when there is not food enough to supply
tbe wants of the increase, the increase
stopa by reason of starvation. Now the
same thing happens today in China, if
the accounts of the newspapers of the
number ol deaths by starvation there
every year is true. Now if they can not
control their brutal appetites in_ any
other way than by destroying their le
male babies, aB they have been doing of
late years, it is time to put up a barrier
that will keep them from eocompaesing
ihe destruction of tbe race of man upon
this earth. For if we use what elevatee
us above the brutes, reason, we can see,
reasoning by aualogy, that judging the
future by the past, it will only oe a
matter of time when the Chinese will
crowd the other races from the face of
Reason says halt, sentiment says Ist
them come, Should sentiment ml* the
man, or reason? If reason rules the
man it must rule the nation, for each
and every one is pert and parcel of the
nation. Reason says tbat men can con
trol hie carnal nature if he trieß to. We
are only animals of a higher growth, and
the lower animals do not indiscriminate
ly gratify their lust. Then why should
man? To the student of nature thie is
a pertinent question, that will be an
swered by. Yes, he can if he tries to.
Students of the social problem will find
food for thought here. He cannot deny
tbat man is not an animal; some men
are far lower than the animals. Now, if
we are to use our reason we will prohibit
as far as we can by legislation the in
crease of evil. All the lawe of the land,
almost, are enacted, if you will step to
think, for the purpose of repressing
Then, if such 4s the case, why not
enact a law that will prohibit the fur
ther immigration of hordes of aa inferior
race of people?
Sentiment says that all are born free
and eqnal, and bave an equal right to
live. Reason contradict sentiment here
alao. All men are not born under the
same conditions, and if one man is born
nnder better conditions tb*n another
one. he haa nature's heritage. Thero is
a law of nature called hereditary descent,
which steps in and says that blood will
tell-. A child that comes from parents
that are honest, truthful and generous,
inherits those same traits of character.
Upon the other hand, a child coming
from a lyißg, thieving, selfish man will
inherit those same traits of mind. Such
being tho case, does it not give the lie
to the aaying that all men are born
equal. They are only born equal as far
as they are protected by the lawe of
their country nnd having the tame right
to bold office. Even here men are no
longer equals, for there is a law for the
rich and another for the poor today in
these United Statee. There is a time
coming when right will demand and
get bsr juet does. •
Ingersoll makes the statement, with
out thinking, that the Chinese are a
moral race. He hae not lived aa long as
I have amongst them or be would not
make such a statement Twenty years''
residence among frtiem gives me differ
ent views upon their moral nature. I
am not at all biased on account of their
mode of dressing; their hair or the
clothes they wear, but take tbe etand I
do purely upon tbe law of the survival
of the fittest. If Mr. Ingersoll will
make bis home on tbe Pacific coast for a
while he will in all likelihood change
his views in regard to the motel nature
of the Chinese. 'If he will subscribe for
a San Francisco daily and see the num
ber of arrests among the Chinese for
transgressione of the law he might
change hia mind.
Then, again, if be will write to Chief
of Police Crowley of San Francisco and
get his figures of the criminals amongst
the Chinese, gathered from years of
daily intercourse with them, he might
change bis mind as to their moral na
ture.' Tbey will tell the truth only
when they know that they can be
be caught and made to pay the penalty.
They are truthful from policy a good
many times, and the same can be said
of their honesty. Very few peopl" „
the Pacific coast will believe c dhina
man under oath, for tbey have been
proved to he natural, born liars. When
a man reasons'upon their manner of liv
ing afnd the habit they have of killing
their female kind, for no other purpose
than to keep them from breeding, and
their manner of buying and selling their
women, aa tbey do even in thU country,
how can a man think they are a moral
In regßrd to their habit of smoking
opium, I will say that they have been
the cause of the downfall of thousands
of young men already in the United
States, and thousands more are con
taminated by tbeir immoral women.
When and in what way are they elevat
ing? Simply because some selfish peo
ple who wish to save a few dollars by
employing them demand their admit
tance, should tney be admitted ? The
reason given above from a moral stand
point should be sufficient to a thinking,
reasoning man for him to vote against
their further immigration to this coun
I agree with many that they have as
much right here as any other class of
foreigners, but the time is at band when
the people of tho United States will
have to change the immigration laws or
suffer the consequences of what they are
doing today, by way of tbe burdensome
tax that is imposed upon them to sup
port the insane, tbe paupers and the
criminals that come from the hordes of
the old world.
There is a just way of dealing with
the problem. The constitution of these
United States is founded upon tbe
broad principle of equal rights, so we
cannot, as a people who claim to be just
through having a just constitution, bar
out one class and invite another that
bave better principles. The great mass
of Immigrants that have arrived here
during the last 100 yeara are tbe authors
and the progenitors of the insane, pau
per and criminal element.
Prior to the war of tbe revolution, and
for the following 16 or 20 years, there
wore few insane poppers and criminals
in proportion to the population. Look
at what tt is today. There has been a
steady increase of crime, sickness and
disease since the beginning of the cen
tury. To what can it be attributed ?To
the law of hereditary descent? For the
great mass of the immigrants bave come
fromcongesteddietricts of the old world,
forced to leave by the necessities of life
almost. The cities of thie country ate
the hotbeds of crime, and it ie the same
in the old world, and there is where the
most of the immigrants come from to
People that are crowded together by
force of neceesity in large cities become
morally debased through indiscriminate
intercourse. Children born under such
circumstances impart their nature to
their offspring, which is hereditary da
scent, and the result of such crowding of
people in the past and present time is to
be eeen in tbe present and fact increas
ing number of the criminal element.
A law could be passed., barring out
everyone that was not fitted to become
a worthy citizen by reason of hie educa
tion, and that and that only is a law
that will be justice to each and every
one that seeks admittance to this coun
try. A law could be passed requiring
au applicant for admission to this
country te be able to read, write and
speak the English language. It need
not bar out tourists or visitors, only
thoso who seek to make a living here.
This is the only just solution of the im
migration problem, that hsn been on
the minds of the people lor years.
Other laws could be passed prohibiting
tbem herding together the way they do
like a lot of pigs, which they resemble
in their nature and features when you
look at Until eyes, for blood will toll.
The same laws could be passed by China
and bar out what few Americans there
are in China who cannot speak their
language. Time will tell the tale of
nsture'a laws, of hereditary descent and
the survival of tho fittest, for they are
both to be eeen in their workings to an
observing eye today, but will be seen a
Utile nlniner as timo rolls on. Yours
respectfully, Harvey M. Carlton.
More About Ritualism.
Editors Herald: It Is very evident
that it ia not among tbe expsits he al
ludes to that we may look for the writer
who in the Timea the other morning re
fere to the withdrawal of a priest from
communion with the see of Canterbury
to unite with that of Rome, otherwise
he would not have spoken of- lights and
various other accessories used in divine
worebip as being distinctive marks of
any one part of the Catholic church, for
they are common to all, being baaed on
ecclesiastical law and .custom, the
breaking of which by private judgment
ie condemned by one of tbe articles of
religion. For his information one may
say that one great difference between
Rome and Canterbury is in administra
tion, for one is papal, claiming, as it
does, that the occupant of the papal
throne is supremo and of a higher grade
than all the other bishops, whereas the
latter ie episcopal, asserting that all
bishops are equal, according to the
bishop of Borne the conrtusy of pre
cedence. Tnen there are two great
dogmas, namely, the infallibility of tbe
pope and tbe immaculate conception of
onr blessed lady the virgin mother of
God, neither ol which are doctrines of
There are of course many differences
in administration, customs, doctrines
and opinions of greater or leas impor
tance, none of which, however, are so
great as those which distinguish all
catholics, whether orthodox, Roman or
Anglican, from the countless varieties of
The clasaification of tho two greater
divisions among Anglicans into high and
low has become somewhat obsolete for
the conservative!', (among whom the
ultra conservatives are necessarily ex
tremists) are now more commonly
called catholics, and with tbe gradual
diaappearance ci the low ohnrobmen
their plane hai been taken by the ration
alizing or liberal partr, variously styled
Broad, Bruxites or catholic, in this ease
with a small c. Both the** two divis
ions deprecate the me of party names
as much aa possible.
There is also a smeller clasa using the
, name of high, who are found trying to
balance themselves on an imaginary
fence between tire others, in spite of
their sentiments and interests being
more with the conservatives. Yet for
reasons Of policy tbey usually lean
towards the liberals. Thia latter class
is fruitful ln originating and introduc
ing fads and fancy ritual innovation.
This priest in his letter announcing
his change terms the parochial system
of the American church aa the moat
ridiculoue monstrosity in Christendom.
The laity have so usurped control that
tbe clergy are the slaves of the rich
members of the veetry and the most
successful clergy are those who are
most skillful in pandering to their de
In fact, almost the only eatisfactory
argument in favor of tbe claim tbat the
American church, or the whole Anglican
communion ie a true part of'the church
of God is that in spite of attacks from
without and the more serious troubles
within, it is still certainly Catholic in ita
prayer-book, and this is an evidence of
the divine protection against the gates
of hell, which our blessed Lord haa
promieed ahall be given His holy bride
to tbe end. E. C.
A Distressed Family Tetl or Tholr
There arrived by the steamer New
born last night from Mazatlan James
Alfred Kinghorn-Jonea, one of tha nu
merous sufferers by the Topolobsmpo
colonization scheme, says the San Fran
cisco Cell. Mr. Jones ia accompanied
by his family, consisting of a wife and
eleven children, ranging from a mature
young woman to a boy in knickerbock
ers. They tell a distressful story of the
misfortunes which have attended them
since they leU their home in England 18
months ago, enticed by the roseate proa
pectus of tbe colony managers. After
16 montbe of struggle they abandoned
all hope, bade goodby to nearly the
entire savings of a lifetime, and will
now seek a fresh start in British Colum
While the climate and environments
of Topolobampo aro not favorable to the
development of Anglo-Saxon civilization
it would still be possible, they say, for a
colony to exist and have the necessaries
of life if there were anything like intelli
gent management, but there are three
factions, each ready to spring at each
other's throat and all retarding the de
velopment which the 400 colonists would
be glad to go ahead with if those in
authority would only allow them to
Unless a change of management takes
place soon the colony wiH bardly be
able to find existence. Most of those re
maining would be only too glad to leave
if they could save oat of their wrecks
enough to carry them back to civiliza
tion and obtain a new mart in life.
Creosoione, tbe great, ili.ucl dxterratnutor,
and Flond'n roup c iro, ior ft&le by Jtd. Caw
■ton, 230>4 Bomb. Spring atreet.
THE VOICE OF LABOR.
An enthusiastic meeting of the brick
layers was held last Monday evening in j
tbe Council of Labor hail. The meeting
was called to order by Homer C. Katz,
chairman of the organizing committee,
and after brief addressee-by several
members of the Council of Labor Hie .
meeting proceeded to organize perma
nently. Another meeting will be held 1
tomorrow evening in Council of Libqr I
hall, when permanent officers will he
elected. Considerable interest is being
manifested by tbis ere. , and a large
turnout is expected.
'lbs colored waiters of tbis city met
last night in tlie Y. M. I. hall, ou Main
street, for the purpose of fcrriniiig a
union. The prospects are very good for
a strong colored waiters' union.
The Los Augeles County Council of
Labor held a red-hot meeting last
Wednesday evening. The election <tf
officers took place nnd resulted as fol
lows: President, ii. K. Martens, Cigar
makers' anion; first vice-president. P.
McNamara, Plumbers'; seoond vice
president, F. D. Bishop, Carpenters',
Pasadena; recording secietary, S. .1.
Cbappel, Typographical union ; financial
secretary, W. A. White, Stone Cutters'
union; treasurer, F. B. Colver, Typo
graphical union; board of directors, A.
vf. Green, Clerks'. J. M, Davis. Cooks',
D. J. O'Connor, Painters', C: W. Stigen
walt, Cigarmakers'; sargeafß-at-nrms, J.
Mescial, Bakers'. The standing com
mittees will be appointed at the next
The cards for druggists an>} doctors
will be distributed to the unions during
tbe coming week.
It was voted to withdraw from the
Pacific Coast Federation of Labor on ac
count of excessive taxation, A South"
em California federation will p-robabl
The Linemen will meet on Tuesday
The organizing committee will make
another etl'ort to organize tbe barbers.
The cooks are striving hard to replace
tbe Chinese oooke ln this city with w bite
help. A strong effort was made to in
duce the Natick hoiue to change, with
out any good results. Over 40 restau
rants and hotels aro employing Chinese
The White Waiters' union is receiving
gratifying success in securing recogni
tion of tbeir button.
It is only a question of a short while
before the waiters will'have one of the
strongest unions in thie city.
The clerks are about tohegiu an active
campaign nzainst late hours in the
Main street store 3, in order to induce
them to close early. Some of th_e stores
keep open until midnight, all day Sun
day and half of Sunday night.
Biddeford, Mas 9., cotton mill workei
have won their strike.
Milwaukee and Toronto reporter? have
There are 130 anions in St. I, jail ami
50 in Kansas city.
The ciearmskers will meet lf| conven
tion in Chicago on September ieHb'.
The ministers' nnion of .fiuh im,
Mich., haa decided to boycott Ktruday
The Norwegian government ia frcmlug
a law to prevent night work in bakViea.
A national convention oi broom-miikera
has been formed with lieafcijnartera in
Tho Building Trades conncil and
Knights of Labor i\ St. Louis have
formed n combination. \
Twelve hours make work for
old and youug, male nnd (finale, in a
mill ln North Carolina.
Kansas City printers have succeeded
iU reduoine the hours of labur end a<
the same tima raising wages.
Workingmen are requested to staj
•way from the Frazier river, hritisi
Columbia, aa huadreda o( men are
actually starving and a strike is imini
Organized labor is beginning to fee)
like aaying, "I told you so." Within
tbe last week or two it l. chuckled
over 4strike of lawyers in Spftin ; it has
noted the action of Oregon ministers
fixing a minimum union rate for ser
mons; it has witneeeed tbe success of
the Socialists in German elections, nnd
the pardon of Anarchists by the gover
nor of Illinois. Moreover, it has seen
the clergymen of tho country urge the
boycott against the world's fair, and the
Grand Army meu apply the same
weapon to the trolley company running
through the Gettysburg battle-field.
Some of the leaders are beginning to
feel that, if thie sort of thing keeps up,
they will soon be looked upon as wise
men, instead of walking delegates and
San Francisco Labor council reports
trade generally dull. Sai ors' uuior
making a winning fight against thos*
ship-owners wbo are trying to reduca
wages and compel the coasting seamei.
to sign in the shipping commissioner's
ofiice. Several erstwhile Bcab veeselt
aro now carrying union crews. P.rewer
workmen reported their boycott on cer
tain brsweries making good progress. Oo
operative brewery (union) gaining trada
Cigar makers report trade generally
dull. Printers will work nine and one
ha if hours per day, decreasing one-hal
hour per day t'uch successive year urrti.
eight hours id reached; ecnlo for ma
chine work taken under advisement.
Council resolved to hold next eleo
tion of oflieera under Hare prer
ferential system. Lecture delivered by
P. Miles of the United Brotherhood of
Carpenters and Joinerß. Resolution;
presented thanking Governor Altgeld ol
Illinois for the release of Fielden, Neebe
and Schwab; adopted. Reaolutions.pro'
eented urging upon congress the enforce
merit of the Geary net and calling for tin
impeach merit til President Cleveland]
referred to the committee on resolu
tione. Committee appointed to cnjifei
with midwinter exposition directors and
urge upon them the employment of C V
ifurnia labor at day's wages upon ttr»
It is reported that there have been ad
vertisements posted throughout the
country calling for help to build the ex
position buildings. These are false
offers of work ; there are thousands ol*
unemployed workmen in San Francisco)
and vicinity—more than there will be,
work for on the buildings. All work
men are advised to atay awa) from San
Francisco; nothing short of actual stare
vation awaits them during the coming!
fall and winter.
Smoke blue label cigars.
Ask for the clerk's union button.
Patronize those restaurants that em
ploy union cooka and waitsrs.
Stand by your fellow toilers. Theii
interests are inte'reata. Their hap.
piness ia your happinesa..
Carpenters keep away from Los Au
eelea. Work is slacking np. Just wori
enough for those alread h*M».
Nervous headache-pioiii,' I cured by
Bromo : 3elu;jt—trial bortlo io c.S.