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LOS ANGELES HERALD. VOL. 37.—N0. 2ti. PLAYS AND PLAYERS. Tonight at the Los Angeles theater Manager Wyatt will inaugurate his winter season by the well known farce , comedy Skipped by the Light of the Moon. This is one of those laughter making affairs of which the public does not seem to tire. Mr. Wyatt has reason 'to believe that the company coming to his house will present tbe farce in a taking way. The company will play for three nights. •*# The Columbia Grand English Opera company will be the attraction at the Los Angeles theater for the week com mencing Wednesday, November 18th. Judging by the many inquiries for re served Boats they will appear to crowded bouses, especially in view of the fact that this is the first opera company that has visited Los Augeles for nearly a year. The claims made by the com pany's representative are as follows: San Francisco musical critics of the daily press all speak in the highest terras of the merits of the artists of the 'Columbia opera company. Mile. Nina Bertini, prima donna soprano, al though still young, has had a good deal of experience, having sung with some of the leading grand opera companies of America as well as with the Carl Rosa company of Eng land. She is quite handsome, and pos sesses a voice of silvery sweetness, purity and power. Mme. Garso-Dely is known as the "Bernhardt of the lyric stage," being a consummate actress and possessed of a voice of extraordinary compass and power. Mme. Olga Easier is also a prima donna of remarkable force, poaeesaing a sweet, pure, flexible voice o( much cultivation. Herr Wil belm Koran, the primo tenore, and Josef Rubo the basso, are two distin guished artiala who have won many triumphs in Europe and the eaat. Mr. David Alexander, the aecond tenor, ia an artiat of exceptional ability, and ao alao ia Signor Perroti, the baritone. The chorus is large and well trained, and the orchestra effective under the baton of Musical Director Joaeph Hirachbach, late of the Metropolitan opera house, New York. The costumes are new and elegant. Aa to the reper toire, it has been selected with a special view to pleasing the musical connois seurs of Los Angeles, and includes Verdi's tragic opera, 11 Travatore; Gou nod's greatest work, Faust; Flotow's melodious opera, Martha, and the won derful new opera, Cavalleria Rusticana. The advance seat sale for this engage ment will open at the box offlce of the Lew Angeles theater, Monday morning at II o'clock. *•*<( ••- •*» I li, | Posßibly the moat successful engage ment ever played in this city haa been that of Miss Davenport, aa Cleopatra. With prices advanced 50 per cent, the opera house has been unable to hold all the people who wanted to see the play, and Treasurer Mansfield has got bun ions on his fingers from the strain they have been under gathering in the coin. Two things are evident from the en gagement: that Miss Davenport can overcome defects of person, art and talent to a remarkable degree, and that Mr. McDowell is more of a star than his wife. The next company to appear at the opera house will be the one playing Mr. Potter, of Texas, a dramatization of Mr. Gunter's very successful story. Those who have read the novel can judge that it should form in a skillful playwright's hands a very forcible drama. Under the progressive management of Messrs. McLain & Lehman the opera house is assuming more than ever the ap pearance of a metropolitan theater in the richness and good taste shown in the decorations. The lighting in front of the footlights is entirely done by incan descent electric lights, which are in themselves a decoration. New carpets will be laid, and next week the entire lobby will be floored will marble tiles, and the heavy entrance doors replaced by bronze gates. Back of the curtain many improvements have been made, mostly in a way to add to the comfort of performers. No house on the coast has better dressing rooms or more scene storage capacity. The Ideal Guitar and Banjo club, un der direction of C. S. DeLano, will give their first concert of the season at the Grand opera house tomorrow evening, Nov. 23d. The success the club has at tained during the past season, assures the public a rare treat, as they will en deavor to excel their former efforts. The -following Veil known artists will assist them: Katherine W. Kimball, Prof. G. A. Hough, Misses Maud Snook and Eloise Lemon. Six of Mr. DeLano's guitar pupils will also assist the club, making twenty-one guitar and banjo players to take part. SAN FRANCISCO DRAMATIC NEWS. -Special correspondence to the Herald. Ban Francisco, Nov. 13, 1891. I regret very the sake of you Angelenos that Rosina Yokes and her comedy company is not to visit the southern part of the state this year. The reason is that when they played in Los Angeles two years ago they received but small encouragement to call again. It is true that they played against Mr. Barnes of New York and Gilmore's band on that occasion, but they pre fer#d not to take any chanceß this sea son in a place where they had once suf fered a loss, a happening which is very rare with them, by the way. Of course I have represented to them that Los An eeles is in a much better condition than it was two years ago, but even were they disposed to enjoy the balminess of Southern California again their route is fixed and unchangeable. From here they go to Portland and from there jump straight to Boston. They are giving a triple bill, their usual custom, composed of Percy Pendragon. Msr Milliner's Bill and a Pantomime Rehearsal. The two latter you saw in Los Angeles two sea sons ago, but Percy Pendragon is new. It is an adaptation of H. J. Byron's Mar ried in Haste. It gives Felix Morris an opportunity for a splendid piece of character acting. His work is as fine as ever, and Rosina Volkes is just as de lightful and charming as of yore. The company will be here three weeka alto gether. " Yon Yonson is doing a fine business at the California. Gus Heege has in his creation of the Swedish-American given to the stage a new character, and an ad mirable one. His work is clean and attractive, and he has Annie Lewis in his company. You remember her; she was in Los Angeles with Later On a year and a half ago, but she has improved wonderfully since, though she waa good then. Manager Jacob Litt ia directing the tour in person. »*# McKee Rankin is playing at the Bush street in The Canuck. I understand you are to see him in Loa Angeles. It is a really excellent piece of character work he does, original and novel. It is noth ing to rhapsodize over, but it is still an entertaining and interesting per formance. Mr. Rankin is ably sec onded by Charles H. Clark, who portrays an old Vermont (armer to the life. Mr. Rankin's daughter, Phyl lis, plays two parts, one of them a young Fiench Canadian girl, which is a very good character study. They are giving The Fugitive at the Alcazar this week. It is a better than usual melodrama, so to speak, and is drawing good houses. Next week they play The Magistrate, and they are to put on A Fair Rebel in the near future, one of the pieces which they will in clude in their repertoire on their spring tour. l)er Freischurz is making a decided impreesion at the Tivoli. This is its second week, and large houses are the rule right along. The attractions at the San Francisco theaters; for the week of November Kith will be: Rosina Yokes in a triple bill, Cadwahader's Will, Wig and Gown and The Tinted Venus, at the Baldwin ; Gus Heege, in Yon Yonson, at the Califor nia; McKee Rankin, in The Runaway Wife and The Danitea, at the Bush street; The Magistrate, at tbe Alcazar, and Madame Cartouche, at the Tivoli. Bettina Girard, whom you used to know in Los Angeles as Mrs. Padelford, is now with the Duff Opera company, and is said to be making a bit. I hear that Goodyear, Elitch and Schilling's minatreie are making a strong impression up north. Conreid's Opera company are going to visit the coast in February. They will sing Poor Jonathan, the opera which Imd such a run at the New York casino. A new comic opera by Washington Davis entitled AThree-CorneredWedding is to be produced at the San Francisco Grand Opera house, on the 23d inst. He is spending a lot of money on scenery and costumes and states that he is bringing a lot of prominent people out fro 11 the east. Davis is generally re garded as a crank. I confess I can not make him out myself, but he expects to astonish the world with this production. It is very likely that Mrs. Romualdo Pacheco will write a comedy for James P. Powers, as a consequence of the suc cess of Incog. Henry L. Merritt. OUNLOP'S NOTES. Robert Mantell has been doing a tremendous business at St. Louis this week. Gossip about town has it that Lotta Crabtree has married Douglass Shirley, of Louisville, Ky. Richard Golden has retired to Dwight, 111., for treatment by Dr. Keeley, Old Jed will probably be laid up for repairs. May Brookyn is suffering from nerv voub prostration and will Boon sail for Bermuda for a rest of several months. Manager Wm. A. Brady was presented with a ten-pound little baby girl on Monday by his wife, who is profession ally known as Maria Rene. Robert Downing's latest fad is a wo man press agent. Her name is Miss Belle Mcßoy and she is said to be>a vivacious and clever young lady, both buxom and dressy. Edwin W. Hoff, the young American tenor, who sang the title role in "Robin Hood" during ita successful run at the Standard theatre, has been engaged by the Bostonians for next season. Roland Reed will soon withdraw The Club Friend, and use his old success, Lend Me Your Wife. If he had never seen The Club Friend he would have been $12,000 better off than he is now. The Chicago court of highest appeal has decided against Mrs. Leslie J. Car ter in her appeal from the divorce de cree. Mr. Carter, therefore, will have charge of the son during the hitter's mi nority. Genial George Barrett has skipped back to England. His tour was a dismal fiasco, and he will be remembered sev eral thousand dollars' worth by people who trusted him, and who never thought he would run away under an assumed name. Bob Graham will not produce his new musical comedy, which he calls Harry the Lord, this season. It has been read by several managers, and all have re fused it "with thanks." It is said to be the queerest play ever written and the funniest music ever made. The nonsense about Bernhardt'a nativ ity has at last been settled by Dunlop's Stage News. She was not born in Havre, as she supposes, nor in America, as some assert, but is a native of the Quartier Latin of Paris, where her mother, a poor German Jewess, kept a millinery shop in the Rue de l'Ecole de Medecine, in a tumble-down building near the house in which Charlotte Cor day murdered Marat. Sarah was born in 1844 and her sister Jeanne in 1846. Young Salvini has shown his wisdom in hiß revival of the (two leading plays of the romantic school, and his tour this season under the direction of W. M. Wilkinson has been a series of ovations. The young people of the present day are not familiar with Don Cwsar de Ba/.an. They know it only as a classic that was once in the repertoire of great actors, and their familiarity with the Three Guardsmen has only been gained through the reading of Duraas'a cele brated story, The good old days of ro mance—the drama of long curly wigs, leathern jackets, clinking glasses, and swords leaping from their scabbards on small provocation, must again be ac corded a place on the American stage. Until of late the ideal of romance was the magnetic Charles Fechter; today he is the handsome Alexander Salvini. SUNDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 15, 1891.—TWELVE PAGES. THE RANCHES. A correspondent to the Cultivator and Country Gentleman having asked how it is "that land-in Colorado that has raised large crops of alfalfa will raise much larger crops of wheat and barley than when the land was new," that journal makes the following ex planation : Wheat, barley and other email grains obtain their nourishment from the five or six inches of top soil, and when that is materially diminished these crops are reduced, and the fertility must be re newed before large crops can again be raised. Leguminous plants, such as peas, red clover and alfalfa must go deeper for nutriment. Peas draw most ly from six to ten inches, clover from eight to sixteen, and alfalfa goes straight down to great depths, and draws all its nourishing matter to perfect its great crops from depths much below any of the others mentioned. So it will be seen that for all small grain crops alfalfa does not impoverish the soil at all, however long it may be raised, as it gets all its nourishment from a strata much below the one worked in ordinary agriculture. It has often been estimated, based upon careful ex periment, that the reots and stubble of red clover are equal in weight to a large crop above ground, and thus they esti mate the manurial value of the roots of well cut clover as equal to 5000 pounds of clover hay. This would contain some 300 pounds of ash, which ash would contain about 100 pounds of combined nitrogen in the best form for nourishing crops. Sir J. B. Lawes made, perhaps, the most thorough investigation of the stubble and root growth of clover. After the last crop of clover was cut in the fall he found that the dry weight was, of — Lbs. per Acre. Htubble 2069 Moots, first 9 inches 3017 Moots, second 0 inches 275 Moots, third 9 inches 191 Total. 6152 He went deeper, but this is quite suffi cient to show that the stubble and roots are equal to the best crop of clover hay. It is thus safe to Bay that the Stubble and roots of well set clover would fur nish tbe fertilization for three to four crops of wheat or other small crops of grain. And if this result is produced by raising clover, which draws its principal nourishment from the first sixteen inches of soil, how much greater must be the enrichment of the top soil by the growth of alfalfa, which draw's its prin cipal nourishment from a much greater depth than clover! "Clover not only provides abundance of nitrogenous food, but delivers this food in a really available form (as ni trates), more gradually and continually, aud with mare certainty of good results, than such food can be applied to the land in the shape of nitrogenous top dressing." This enrichment of the top soil by the clover plant applies in still greater de gree to tbe alfalfa plant. If we estimate the roots of alfalfa to have a dry weight of 8000 pounds per acre, then these roots would contain 184 pounds of nitro gen, 120 pounds of potash, and 50 pounds of phosphoric acid. This will explain to M. the cause of the increased crops of wheat, barley or other small grain. This adaptibility of Colorado to raising large crops of alfalfa will double its resources for stock-keeping. This leguminous plant has great ad vantages over red clover in being peren nial, insuring large crops indefinitely without reseeding. But it should be cut before flowering for the best hay, and for soiling before heading. Ten acres of the best alfalfa would feed forty milch cows through the summer, and when properly preserved in silo, would make a most excellent milk food in win ter. Neither clover nor alfalfa should be plowed under as manure, when all the nutriti% F e qualities may be utilized by the dairy cow, and 90 per cent of the fertilizing power remain in the drop pings for the land. Those very large roots of alfalfa, bor ing bo deeply into the earth, perform a wonderful service in bringing up these vast stores of fertility to the top soil within reach of the roots of all small grains. It gives command of all tbe fer tility in a depth of 6to 10 feet—a store house practically inexhaustible for a century. The late Dr. Voelcker made a study of the clover plant in England, and in an admirable paper in the journal of the Royal Agricultural society for 1868, he made a very concise summary of his views as to the effect upon the soil of the clover crop, a few of which I will give: "There is fully three times as much nitrogen in a crop of clover as in the average produce of the grain and straw of wheat per acre." "During tbe growth of clover a large amount of nitrogenous patter accumu lates in the soil. This accumulation, which is greatest in the surface soil, is due to decaying leaves dropped during the growth of clover, and to abundance of roots, containing, when dry, from \% to 2 per cent of nitrogen." UOW TO GROW BIG PEACHES. As the season of 1892 will be the one when a large portion of the exhibit for the world's fair is to be produced, and as fruit will be one of the principal items from our district, peaches especially, it will be a good thing for Visalia if the fruit growers of this locality will pro duce the very largest specimens of peaches that have been grown in the world. It is a pretty well established fact, already, that we do now produce the largest peaches in the state, and ac complish it without any particular at tention to this object. While we do grow the besa»peaches in the state now, what we want to do is to grow them so, big that the entire world's visitors at the Columbian exhibition shall see that Visalia cannot be beat in this line. Here is the way to grow big peaches: Select from the orchard trees a half dozen of young, vigorous, healthy trees of the following varieties: Susquehanna, Crawford, orange cling, white heath and Salway. After they have blossomed and the fruit is set, pick off all the fruit that has set on the top side of the limbs, or on the main limbs close to the body of the tree, leaving only such fruit as grows on the under side of the limbs, so that when the peach begins to get some size it well, by its weight cauße the limb to droop over, the leaves thua protecting it from the aun. But you must be care ful that the fruit is not too much for your tree. Thin it all you dare and then call in you friend and get him to thin it, too. When your fine specimens are about to take on some little color, pro cure some fine illusion frcftn the dry goods store and make a net to hold the peaches and suspend them in it, and tie them up in such a way that part of the weight of the fruit is takeu off the stem to which it ia attached to the tree; only part of the weight of the peach must be relieved by this suspending net. If there is too much foliage above the peaches, then just before ripening pinch off a few leaves so the sun can penetrate to the fruit for a short time dur ing the day. If you will follow these instructions you can go through life with the reputation as the "Visalian who grew the biggest peaches in the world."—[C. J. Berry, in Tulare Times? NOTES. There is money to be made in this valley by growing applea, aays the Beaumont Sentinel. The supply of first-quality applea ia scanty in the markets of this state. And yet there is always a good demand for really choice fruit of this description. In California most varieties of apples succeed well in the mountain districts, at elevations of 2000 feet or more above the sea. Certain varieties, such as the Spitzenberg and Newtown pippin, are grown to perfec tion in such localities. There are also diatricta that produce aa fine Graven steins as are to be found anywhere on the Atlantic coast. In planting apple orchards in any part of the United States it ia necessary to exercise care and judgment in the selection of varieties, each locality having its special adaptations. But for those who make the right selections and who plant in proper situations, near a railroad, there is assurance of handsome profit from apple culture in Southern California. San Gorgonio valley seems to be admirably adapted to the successful cultivation of this fruit. D. W. Thompson, of this city, says the Santa Barbara Pass, is the largest grower of lima beans in the world. He has just stored in the warehouses of the Squthern Mill and Warehouse company 29,659 sacks of lima beans, grown on 1200 acres of land. These beans weigh 2,011,270 pounds or over 1000 tons. In bushels they would represent about 35, --000 bushels. Besides thiß Mr. Thomp son has retained 1200 sacks or thirty five tons for seed next year. It would require 100 cars, of ten tons capacity each, to carry this year's crop. As trains are usually made up, it would re quire eight solid trains to transport the beans east. Last Saturday Ellwood Cooper, of Santa Barbara, shipped to Chicago a carload of persimmons, and he will have in all about five or six carloads. This fruit is a great novelty there, and is taking well. LETTER BAG. Kg-an in Chile. Editomis Herald: Don't you think the newspaper that guessed Mr. Egan was being kept in Chile for an elec tioneering purpose was about right ? Does any sane man suppose that Mr. Egan, who is unfriendly to the junta, is better qualified to represent the inter ests of Americans'than a man who is ac ceptable to them ? Does any one suppose that even the powerful British government would keep a representative at the capital of a foreign power unless he were'acceptable to them? Witness the cases of Sir Lionel Sack ville-West and Mr. Blair. There is no question of national honor at stake. Mr. Egan lacks the first qual ification of a minister —acceptability. He was never sent as minister to the present government, and they have long since shown that they didn't want him. .National (tcard. Los Angeles, Nov. 12th. Attacked By the Salvation Army. Editors Herald : This home is threat ened with a new danger in the form of an invasion by the salvation army. The advance guard, composed of an elderly lady of portly dimensions, two rather attractive girls, said to be two daughters, and another man and woman with a somewhat woebegone cast of counten ance, made their appearance yesterday. This "movement" nature of a reconnoisance and without "arms;" the "next" will probably be made in "force," with all the equipments of hal lalujah warfare, the bass drum, tam borine, cymbals, hewgag, dumbuzzy and all. They devoted their attention prin cipally to the men in the hospital. What with bad water, disease, a brass band, and other annoyances to contend with, the poor occu pantß of the hospital have a hard enough row to hoe ac it is, and now comes this new infliction to render their lot still worse. » The government furnishes two kinds of religion, gratis, to the home, so that any who may be so disposed can get all they want in this line; besides, the men domiciled here are pretty well along in years of maturity and have made up their minds long ago on the mystical subject of the hereafter. / Sufferer. Soldiers Home, Nov. 9th. There seems to be a large number of grizzly bears in tbe mountains in this county. Mr. C. D. Potter of Azusa, who has recently been up in the San Gabriel canon, where be has some cattle, reports that a band of grizzlies have killed a number of cattle and are more numer ous than ever before known. He did not get nearer to the monsters than to see their tracks. One of the bears, from his description of its footprints, must be the father of all grizzlies, as the print was the largest he ever saw. In the Tejunga canon, a few nights since, a French beekeeper shot an 1100-pound grizzly which had attacked his hives. Mllea's Nerve and Liver |PIU» Act on a new principle—regulating the liver stomach and bowels through the nerves. A new discovery. Dr. Miles's Pills speedily cure bil iousness, bad taste, torpid liver, piles, constipa tion. Unequaled for men, women, children. Smallest mildest, surest! Fifty doses, 35 ou, Sampled /cc by all druggists. Use German family soap. ASK A POLICEMAN. Everybody noticea the handaome, in telligent police officers who are posted on the corner of First and Spring streets. Nearly everybody asks them qnestions. One of these officers recently noted down for half an hour the different interroga tions he answered, and they are here with printed as a specimen of what a police officer must know, or at leaat what a portion of the public thinka he ahould know: What kind of game do have in this country? What are good work horses worth in Los Angeles? Will you please tell me where 1042 South Main street is? Please tell me where I can find a boot shop ? What car will I take to see the best part of your city! Are there any fish in the Los Angeles river ? What kind of tree is it that haß red berries ? Does every body in town keep a dog ? Have you seen my brother today? Are you going to the barbacue today at Long Beach ? Tell me where 1 will find the St. Elmo hotel? Do you know who wears star No. 34? Will you tell me where I can find Sey mour & Johnson's? What is that fellow selling down there? Did anybody get hurt in the runa way ? Where is the fish market? What time does the overland train get in? Where does this car go? Does the electric car run to Boyle Heights ? How can you keep in such a good humor all the time? What are town lots worth here now ? Where can I find a shooting gallery ? Where is Upper Main street ? Do you all have to pay for your own uniforms? How big do pumpkins grow out here? Do you ever hear from your brother now? Will you tell me where Hill street is ? Where can I find a good butcher shop? How many saloons are there in Los Angelea? Where ia the city hall? Where ia the beat park in the city ? Who are these Watsons, anyhow ? Where can I find the First National bank? Do you know where the patrol wagon was going? Where is the postoffice? Do you have to stand out in the mid dle of tbe street all the time? Did you get the money I left for you ? Tell me where the Nadeau hotel is. Is Captain Roberts at the station ? What is that policeman going to do with that fellow ? Where is the mission church ? Where will I find the big California tree on exhibition ? Will this car take me to the Southern Pacific depot ? , Where is Workman street ? What car will tak me to the Redondo depot? Do you think anybody will ever build a railroad to Wilson's peak? Where can I find some good butter ? How many roughs do you suppose there are in town ? Can I sell you a sack of potatoes to day? Can you tell me where I can get some thing to do? Could you let me have $5 for a few days ? « How did the Cable and Electric roads make it? What does it cost to get a dog out of the pound ? Where is the man that sharpens ra zors? When does the rainy season set in here ? Tell me where the Pico house is. Who will I have to go to to get on the police force? What are potatoes worth a sack? Is there much improvement going on here now ? Where is Macy-Btreetbridge? How often do the cable cars pass here ? Are there many Italians in Los An geles ? Is this First street and which end of it do I take to go to Tenth street? Where is your new court house? Please tell me where the Wilson block i 9? Where did all these crippled people come from ? Can you tell me where I can find a good hotel ? What is the name of that big sergeant? Did they ever do anything with that fellow that burnt up that restaurant on Spring street? Can you tell me where the Reno house is? What car will I take to go to Santa Monica? Who is the chief of police? Can you tell me where the Lincoln hotel is ? Where is 147 East Twenty-seventh street? Where is the Western Union Tele graph office ? Tell me where I will find the horse pound? How far is it to Pasadena ? Tell me where the soap works are? Do you know a man here by the name of Dick Short? Where is the Bryson block? Is this the car to the Santa Fe' depot ? How far is it to the university? Do you know where I can buy a cheap cow? • Is Westlake park in East Los Angeles ? Will I have time to catch the 1 o'clock train? Where are the Wax Works ? Tell me where the city hall is? Is the chamber of commerce on spring street? Can you tell me where 1 can get a job of work? Do you have this kind of weather in California all the time ? Have you seen anything of a little spotted dog with a string around hiß neck? How far is it to the ocean ? What do the Chinese charge for wash ing? Have you seen anything of a little girl about 12 years bid with a white bonnet on? How is real estate here now? PAQES 9 TO 12. FIVE CENTS- Who is the officer that stands at the oiher crossing? Don't you get very tired standing here all day ? Where is Alameda street? Tell me where I can find a gnn store. What kind of sidewalks do you call these ? Where const I go to pay my taxes? Has ex-Mayor Workman eot back yet? What do yon think of the elections back east? Excuse me sir, but is my nose bleed ing? ' Do all the policemen wear shoes like yours ? Where can a man get a good 15-cent meal ? Why don't all the police have long sticks like you? What use can people have for dogs in town? What time is it? Is my face much red ? Will you tell me where I can find a doctor ?* Who keeps that second-hand store right down there ? How far is it to Antelope valley? Did the soda water cure your head ache? Where is the art store ? How much do you weigh now? Tell me where I can hire a good gun tomorrow ? Are there many people in town now? Where can I get a hot bath ? Did old man Steel's trip help him any? Where will I find the lime works? What will it cost me to go to Santa Monica and back ? Did you ever kill a bear? What ever became of Lockwood ? Do you have fruit here all the time? Where is Maple avenue? Will you notice my horse for one moment? Tell me where I can get a pair of shoes like yours? What lumber yard is this down on First street? Have they got a telephone at the station? ARIZONA NOTES. Prescott Miner. A Bix-mule team and ten pack ani mals are en route to Whipple from San Carlos to transport the effects of the Apache Indian company to Fort Huachuca. Captain McClernand, of the United States army, has been ordered by the secretary of war to inspect the Arizona militia. Since the order issued by tbe colonel of the regiment disbanding Com pany A, of Prescott, has gone into effect, Captain McClernand will find his duties rather light in Prescott. The only ones to report for inspection here will be the colonel, major and two adjutants. Tucson Star. J. K. Gooding went out yesterday into tbe Tucson mountains to look at some fine copper prospects, which he reports as being the best he ever looked at. They are but a few miles from this city. A meeting of the stock growers of Southwestern New Mexico and South eastern Arizona, bas been called, to meet at Deming, on Friday, the 20th, for the purpose of taking the preliminary step to open the trail to the north and east. The time has passed when cattle men can pay $120 per car for shipping cattle by rail to Kansas or Nebraska. They must either have a lower railroad rate, drive the cattle or practically quit the business. Prescott Courier. Ex-Mayor Hall is in from the Mar tinez ranch, where he reports dry times and poor cattle. Sunday night was the coldest of the season. Half an inch of ice formed on water in the open air. A. E. Smith is iv from Turkey creek, where be is doing some chloriding. Says he and Jack Martin have discovered a six-inch vein of shipping silver ore; that the vein runs parallel with the Goodwin mine; that John Holmes will soon'ship eight tons of high grade ore. We Are Not a Military People. We Americans are not a military peo ple. In view of our having carved onr way into the wilderness with sword as weil as with ax, of our having won onr independence by arms, of our having come with abundant credit out of all our wars, of having carried through one of the most gigantic struggles of modern days, in which were fought battles al most unequaled in tenacity, this may appear to be an unwarranted statement. But it is true. It requires more than courage, more than ability to raise, to equip, to ration, to move and to com mand armies to make a military people. The most splendid conduct in war for an all absorbing cause does not suffice. Having many of the essential qualities, we yet fall short of what the Romans were, the Germans are. Some sections of the country approach nearer to the military standard; but. taken as a whole our lack of interest in army and navy, our thoroughly unbusinesslike way of handling our national problems of attack and defense, stamp us as the least mili tary in our instincts of all the great peo ples of the earth.—Colonel T. A. Dodge in Forum. She Had Improved. The Princess Charlotte, daughter of George IV, was a young woman of great spirit and originality. One day one of her teachers chanced to enter the room when the princess was reviling one of her attendant ladies, in great wrath, and, after giving her a lecture on hasty speech, he presented her with a hook on the subject. A few days later he found her still more furious and using lan guage even more violent. "I am sorry to find your royal highness in such a passion," said he; "your royal highness has not read the book I gave you." "I did, my lord!" cried she tempestuously; "I both read it and profited by it. Oth erwise I should have scratched her eyes out!"— San Francisco Argonaut. Fall in line, today the new Golden Eagle clothing store opens its doors to the public, an invitation extended to all, corner Main and Requena streets, under U. 8. hotel. Too much for the money, those lovely trimmed hats, in latest styles, at the New York Bazaar, 148 North Spring street.