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a» vc,,,n.i,h»« mail matter.
Saturday. August 17. 1901.
Tiik navy department continues to!
l>e the center of public interest, owing
to the preparation* going on there for i
the Schley court of inquiry, although ;
a* a matter of fact, those preparations '
arc largely routine and are by no
means exciting or sensational. One
of Admiral Schley *s counsel, Capt.
Parker, is diligently searching the off
icial records, for facts bearing on the
matters that will l>e brought before
the court. He objected to having every
thing he did overltx»kcd by a na val ■
officer, but he was shown the naval re- •
gulation that forbids any person out
side the service having access to the
official records except in the presence I
of an offider. Cap:. Lcmlr. Judge Ad
vocate General of the navy, who is
judge advocate of the Schly court, has
ju*.: gone away for a four week's va-s
cation, but during his absence, his as-
Mutants will get everything in shaped
for the hearing before the court and
there will be no delay on that account.
Not a few lover* of molaA-se* will be
interested in the remarks of Mr.
Eraile Janin, of New Orleans who
fcasd: "There is practically none of the
old fashioned New Orleans molasses,
of which we were all so fond in our
l>c»ybood clays. It* disappearance is
due to the general use of the centri-
fugal pjxcesA in manufacturing sugar.
The mola!».s<s and syrup ot today are
mostly glucot»e, and strange a* it may
Mrem, New Orleans i* one of the larg
est consumers of glucose in the World.
Glucose is made from corn. It is
fcweet, though not nearly &o sweet as
the juice of the sugar cane-, and inci
dentally j-v the moat indigestible thing
in the world. The dealers of New Or
leans are responsible for the immense
consumption of glucose there. An in
vestigation by the mi gar exchange de
veloped this. It vra» discovered that
they added about three barrels of glu
cose to each barrel of molasses and
sold the mixture as New Orleans mo
**A Brief history of American Journ
alism" is the title of a book which will
bhortly be published by the Library of
Congress. It will cover something
like 2,000 pa^'Cfc, and will include the
name founder, and such information
as may be of interest, of every publi
cation ever printed in this country up
to the close of 1900. The compiler of
the book, Mr. Ralph M. McKenzie. of
the Library »taff, *aid of hit work:
"When it i* remembered that a thous
and periodical* become extinct in thi*
country every year, and that nearly
22.000 were i&nued in the year 1900, you
will understand borneOiing 1 of the ta»k
which 1 have just fi nibbed. The lint
newbpaper vai printed in America in
1704, and I have gone over the field for
the whole two centurie» sloce that
According to the Associated Press*
every white person in Peking i* again i
a "foreign devil" to many of the na
If the prior of potatoes continue* to
rise, the expression "small potatoes'*
will cease to mean something Insig
Judging from the press comment*,
historian Maclay made a bad break j
when he allowed hi» |*>rtrait to be j
Great Caesar! The professional re-;
! formers are again advertising "Sapho"
which the average newspaper reader
Br'cr Kruger may not be exactly a
: peace-at-any-price man, but he offer*!
Ito pay any price, spot cash, for the
; right *ort of peace.
Hasn't the navy as much scandal a»
it can carry without reopening that old
quarrel between ex-Secretary Chand
ler and '/Fighting IVob" Evaus?
Ex-Senator Thurston doesn't see j
anything startling or sensational in j
his having wired his old friend. Ad- j
mira! Schley. an expression of go»xl
wishes and the hope for his complete j
The airship of M. Santos-Dumont
may be as great a success as claimed,
but it is a little strange that he fails
every time he trie-* to pull down the;
I standing prize of $20,000 for the air- »
ship that goes over a prescribed route, ;
There is nd' discount on the nerve of
Senator Tillman. It is doubtful if >
there is another man of equal promi
nence who would in a single address
denounce Booker Washington's effort
to give the negro industrial education
and justify lynching.
The victims of a dt Mra.se now preva
! lent in Southern Russia become total
ly blind every night. Must t>e somc
i thing like the disease prevalent among
our young would-be high-flycrn, who
i show every night that they arc blind
to the ruin ahead of ♦hem.
Indictments against 25 election of
ficers of Chicago for making false re
turns have been found by the grand
jury. If proven guilty, these men
should be punished to the full extent
of the law. There is entirely too
much crookedness about our city elec
It is a stubborn fact that the Cuban*
are not showing their gratitude to us
by purchasing American goods. Both
Germany and England arc selling
more cotton goods in Cuba than we
are* and the German and English sale»
are increasing in Cuba while ours arc
"Rattlesnake Fete/ an odd charac
ter of Canandaigua, N. V., has a new
suit madeentircly of rattlesnake skins,
including coat, vest, trousers, shoes,
necktie, hat and gloves. The buttons
are made of rattles, and he wears a
gold-mounted fang for a scarf-pin and
a watch chain and charm made of the
joints of the backbone. The outfit I*
said to have cost $600.
mill & Lumber (&
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RETAIL OCALCRS IN Uwl?IIJL»l I ... MILL WORK
san pedro. WHou»*ii Main Office Cor. Alameda* MacySts
ton anqelcs. main Ornoi
POMONA. PASADENA. • AfVI/^l^l ITT O f* A I
LAMANOA. AZUBA. COVINA. LOS MINGt L t O , UAL.
1 Freight of all Kinds \
; sand]edJVjtl^Care j
i If you arc coming to the imperial country you will <
find it to your advantage to consign vou freight to *
* * <
Wesley Patton, <
who has first-class rigs fur handling anything from a
t box of groceries to a steam engine. And if Patton i
r handles your goods vou will know thev are handled *
, fight side up with care.
t If you have any land to be put in cultivation or crops i
r to be harvested, he will look after that too. '
. Imperial, Col. i
ELSEWHERE i* published some ex
tracts from the Ixirr.Hi.u. PKKSS,
published in the new settlement on
what wait a short time ago the desert
section of San Diego county, says the
San Diegan-Sun, but which can no
longer be fairly called the desert. It
is now being made to grow things.
The water has been turned on but a
short time, but, an shown by reports,
they already have corn, millet, sorg
hum, melon* and other crops growing.
The reports al*o show that settlers are
coming in, and the business of the
town i-» increasing.
In our opion no San Diegan will ever
overestimate the importance of that
country. The work of development
there in as yet at its very beginning.
The water arrived during the hottest
season of the year, when prejudice as
well an heat operated to prevent de
velopment work. Hut the water is
there, and the heat of this summer
will soon disappear, and then will come
a tremendous growth. Ily this time
next year 200,000 and perhaps 300,000
acres of producing land will he added
to this county, and the ultimate add
ition may easily be more than a mil
It is for Kan Diegatm to say right
now whether that trade is to come this
way or go to some other city. We
know the people there want to come
this way, and we also know the people
here want them to come this way.
Prof. J. K. Carr, state of Cal
ifornia, has been employed to teach a
six months' nhool In the Imperial
School District this year. Prof. Carr
has the reputation of being a man of
woth and ability as an instructor in
the school room. Further particulars
will be published soon.
TRIBUTE TO GRANT
CONGRESSMAN LAJSpiS, of Indi
ana, in htH oration on General
Grant at New York on the occasion of
the celebration of the seven ty-ninth
anniversary of the great Holdicr'*
birthday, among the oratorical grin**.
uttered the following:
"How incomparably great and (fcn
tlc Grant was in victory. Iliickncr
surrendered unconditionally at Donel
hoii, and late that ntgtit Grant Bought
him out and talked over West Point
days, then divided money with him.
The surrender at VicknUirp wan the
most momentous up to that time ititicc
the invention of gun and powder, and
yet that groat army marched out and
stacked arms without no much an a
cheer from the throat* of the victors.
Grant had asked them to refrain from
any demonstration that would add to
the humiliation of the conquered. And
when the la»t gun had been fired and
the foe was in the duttt of defeat (Jrnnt
was that foe*H heat friend. Grant
gave him rations. Grant told him he
could retain his hor»et» an he would
need them to cultivate the crops.
Johnson propoftcd to arrest L#cc and
try him for treason when Grant told
him if he did it would resign his com*
mission in the army. And when Sum*
tier, shortly after the war, proposed a
great painting in the rotunda of the
capitol representing I,ee"s surrender.
Grant killed the proposition, stating
that he was unwilling that anything;
coinmcnoratiuf? the victory of one sec
tion of the country over the other
should be perpetrated in the nation**
capitol. (treat, mighty, modest,
Imi'l'.kiai, I'kcs* i» $1.50 a year.