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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 ■gents. 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 produce. 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 cable. 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 earlier. 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 ral Californian. 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 sians. 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 No. 13. This is signed by Alfreroy, assistant manager; Studmaster Ponomerev, and by Secretary Aptekin. The other certificates are condensed, as follows: 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 No. 6. 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 height. How la Thia ? Something unique even in these days of mammoth premium offers, it is the latest effort of Stafford's Magazine, a Now York monthly of home and gen eral reading. The proposition is to send the Maga zine one year for one dollar, the regular subscription price, and in addition to send each subscriber fifty-two complete novels during the twelve months, one each week. Think of it. You receive a new and complete novel, by mail, post paid, every week for 52 wceke and in addition you get the magazine once a month, for twelve months, all for one dollar. It ia an offer winch the publishers can only afford to mako tn the confident expec tation of getting a hundred thousand new subscribers. Among the authors in the coming aeriea are wilkie Collins, Waiter Basnant, Mrs. Oliphant, Mary Cecil Hay, Florence Marryat, Anthony Troilope, A. Cona'n Doyle, Miaa Brad don, Captain Marryat, Misa Thackery and Jules Verne. If you wish to take advantage of this unusual oppor tunity send one dollar for Staf iord'a Magazine, one year. Your first copy of the magazine and your firot number of the fifty-two novele (one each week) which you are to re ceive during the year will be cent you by return mail. Remit by P. 0. order, registered letter or express. Address U. Stafford, Publisher Stafford's Magazine, P. O. Box 22(54, New York, K. Y. Please mention thie paper. 810 Keward For any cure of dandruff or falling hair that one bottle of Smith's Dandruff Pomade fails to cure. At Off & Vaugh's, corner Fourth and Spring streets. Duffv's pure Malt at Wonllacott's. LOS ANGELES HERALD t SUNDAY MORNING JtTEY 23. 1B9«. DOES FAITH-CURE REALLY CURE. Mrs. Walton Says Her Prayers Cured Her. 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 Cor* Minister. [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 and recovery: "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 amputated. 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 at once. These and many more of the kind were offered, and alter praying for them indi vidually and collectively the meeting waa closed. 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 sary. 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 nary doctor. Mfm'i 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. Mendelshon. 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 month. Mr. and Mr.'. Sumner Hunt are en joying an outing at Catalina. Kxpen'slre Kconouny. 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 matter. _____ 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 phone 91. 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 LETTER BAG. 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 the earth. 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 crime. 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 race. 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 try. 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 day. 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 the latter. 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 non-catholics. 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 mands. 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. TOPOLOBAMPO VICTIMS. A Distressed Family Tetl or Tholr Misfortune. 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 bia. 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 move forward. 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. [CONTRMUTgn.] 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 meeting. 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 be organized. The Linemen will meet on Tuesday evening. 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 cooks. 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. LAIIOR NEWS* Biddeford, Mas 9., cotton mill workei have won their strike. Milwaukee and Toronto reporter? have organized onions. 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 funerals. 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 Detroit. 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 nent. 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 agitators.—[Philadelphia Ledger. 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» buildings. 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. UNION BULKS, 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». 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