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THE NATIONAL FLORAL EMBLEM.
A Society Formed to Helect a Flower tor That Purpose. The Objects of the League Organized by Women. The Alleged Biectlona Held at tho World. Fair—The Pre.ont Situa tion or the Matter— YYh*t Will Be Belevtoll. It has been published in tbe Hkrai.d that a man in Maine baa aeen that a single flower can never be selected aa a national floral emblem, and he there fore suggests a combination of flowers. • Tbis leads to needed explanation of a movement in Jackson park in which 'several California ladies took part. Briefly, tbe board of lady managers were holding an election in the woman's bnilding, in horticulture, agriculture, plaiiance, and had books in all tbe state buildings asking men, women and juve niles to vote for Indian corn, "our na tional floral emblem." In the woman's building only there was a chance to vote for other flowers, but clerks were em ployed who urged visitors to record tbeir names for corn. Several booka were filled. It transpires that the lady managers had paatea a resolution to memorialize congress to legalize thia election. It was attempted three times to have the Valley Forge arbutus also entered in tbe race as a candidate, without suc cess. Tbe third failure brought it pronouncedly befcre several ladies tbat this national election wae strictly parti san, with $1200 government money nsed to conduct it. Acting upon this a Na tional Floral Emblem society was formed by ladies from California, Pennsylva i.ia, Louisiana, Florida, New York and Utah, to broaden the movement, make it general and have all partisans join haude and get an expression in every state. This eooiety has now members in fif teen states and iB pronounced by a dis tinguished woman of Washington, D.C., the finest thing ever undertaken by women, if the garland is chosen; for the intention is to make it a permanent or ganization, join the National Council of women and encourage the study of the flora of America, and institute a nation al floral festival day, noon which day all states will unite in ench a display aa will make the heart glad. The little circulars now being sent out •re as follows: This society shall be called "The Na tional Floral Emblem Society of Amer ica." Tbe objects of this society shall be as follows: First —To consider the claims of all flowers presented as candidates for a national floral emblem. Second —To devise and arrange a means of reaching states and territories •nd of urging all such ac have not al ready selected • state flower to make such selection. Third—To hold • floral festival upon the coming Fourth of July for tbe pur pose of considering a fitting national floral emblem, to be held in every city, town and hamlet in America. Fourth—To study the natural flora of the United States, ami after selecting the state and national flowers, to intro duce and cultivate the came in each etate and territory. Any person interested in the naming of a national flower or emblem shall be qualified to become a member of the National Floral Emblem society. Membership may be obtained up on tbo presentation of name by a member of the society and by the pay ment of 50 cents. Tbe board of management of the Na tional Floral Emblem society shall ap point one member from each etate and territory, and she shall appoint one member from each congressional district of that etate or territory (exclusive of Unit district, which she herself repre sents) to aid her ac a committee, in car rying out the objecta and aims of the society, bbc shall be chairman of this committee. These chairmen, through out the states and territories, together with the committee of manage ment, shall constitute an advisory board. Members of this advisory board shall be empowered to direct floral festivals, at which all the floral candidates shall be presented, and full and open claims made for each and every one, to aid in educating public opinion. This organization has been formed with but one object in view— which <b, that all the states end terri tories may be reached, and that we, ac a nation, may be informed that we may deliberate upon tbe matter, and thus obtain a genuine expression of tbe will of the people. The candidates for each state flower should be auch as are particularly pe culiar to that etate, and familiar to' the people of tbat state. Tbe candidates ' for the National Floral Emblem should be such as are native to America. They may represent: First, sentiment; second, utility; third, utility and senti ment combined; fourth, a combination of flowers. Under these beadß, therefore are pre sented the following candidates, which may be added toes desired. The Arbatns (Valley Forge). This flower ie connected with tbe history oi the American revolution; the only flower which is connected with our country's history, as is the rose with England, the lily witb France, the thistle with Scotland. The claims of this flower were presented in 1886 by Miss Margaret Harvey of Pennsylvania. Golden Kod, a flower greatly admired in tbe eastern and northern states. This flower is presented by Miss Harriet Cut ter of Milwaukee, Wis. Indian Corn. The claims of corn as a national floral emblem are presented by Miss Corinne Harrison of Virginia. Laurel. Beautiful au a decoration, this flower, with its leaves, is celebrated as a symbol of victory and of mental power. Tbis is presented ac a candidate by Mrs. Norah Gridley of Illinois. Columbine. This flower ia said to possess our national colors: red, white and blue, and is presented by Mrs. L. J. Hunt of Minnesota. Panß.v for thoughts, which almost Bpeak, and so poetic, is a favorite in all sections, by men, women and children. This flower Is presented to the states by Mrs. Martha Sellers Greeley of Chi cago, 111. Pampcß plume. This flower has been used by the working men in their pro cessions as a peace emblem; also in processions of the Republican and Dem ocratic parties, and ia particularly adapted to practical decorative usee. This is presented by Mrs. Shattuok oi Florida. Sun flower. Indigenous to tne soil; always turned Its face toward the sun; 88 varieties growing in the United .States. Tbis flower ia presented by Mrs. Groy of Kansas, Cotton. Charming as a decoration, aa well as representing utility. This flower is presented as a candidate by Mrs. James I'helnn of Tennessee. A garland, composed of all the state flowers. This combination of flowerß is in consonance with the genius of our institutions, and carries out the idea ot "E Pluribua Unura," and is eimiler to ttre wreaths already placed upon our coins. Thia idea of the garland oi state flowers is original with, and is presented by Mrs. Harriet W. R. Strong of Cal ifornia. Mrs. Norah Gridley, 50 College placo, Chicago, 111., is secretary. The honor ary members are: Mrs. Grover Cleve land. Mrs. U. S. Grant, Mrs. James Garfield, Mra. Jefferßon Daviß, Mra. Robert E. hm. From the Inter-Ocean of October 16th ia taken the following, which iB the plan that supercedes all others, having been received with enthusiasm wher ever meutioiied. The wife of the Btatn botanist, Mrs J. G. Loin mon, ia the delegate for Caliiornia. Harriet W. R. Strong recently read the following paper before a meetine of ladies at the Pennsylvania building, world's fair: To tho National Floral Emblem Society of Amorlca: After the experiences of the past few weeks we all appreciate the ease with which a state flower can be chosen, and the difficulties attending the selection of a national flower that shall express the loftiest sentiment of a great people, that shall combine cultivated taate and true fitness, that shall symbolize our highest national thought and deepest under standing of the spirit of our institutions —referring to our past, yet ho! 'ing us to a more gloriouß future, and, withal, one acceptable to all sections. Referring to three candidates already presented, I would say that the Valley Forge arb'.tuaof revolutionary fame may he Baid to represent all that could be desired of patriotic sentiment aa reiatea to the peat. It is a tl ing of boauty, a symbol of hope, a life-inapiring fra grance,-an honored flower. The next is the antithesis of the arbutus—lndian corn. Its leading idea is material wel fare, life-subaisting elements —tbe bread of life, in abort. Yet "man cannot live by bread alone." It represents the highest utilitarian idea of life. Its claims, verified, expressed, crvstalize into money. It represents food for ani mals and food and drink lor man. Com ing between these two* extremes, stand ing aa a representative, combination of beauty and grace, with utility of an other sort, is the majestic pampas, the king of (trasses. Ready every day in the year, for service on all festive occa sions, beautiful, adapted to the use cf both gentlemen and ladies, already em ployed by tbe farmer for several yeara aa the national emblem, assisting in the election of two presidents, prominent in tbe great floral festivals of the west and parades of tbe east, popular in Europe, though grown in America, pampas will always be a favorite. While I recognize and deeply appre ciate all the qualitiea of theae and many other claimants, permit me to suggest that we may be unduly measuring the value and importance of tbe emblem simply bb an emblem. Are we not re peating tbe mistake of bringing a gift to our countiy'e altar to honor that altar? We have the match leas exam ple that it ia not tbe gift that glorifies the altar, but the altar that sanctifies tbe gift. Our country's altar is before ns, clean, unadorned, yet inscribed with memor able words Bolected by the protectors of that altar, the defenders of our flag, E plaribue unum. These words have never been symbolized, never visibly ex pressed. Let me suggest to you tbat nothing could be more fitting than a suitable expression of these words at thia time by the wives, the mothers and daughters of our country. The chief of one of tbe great depart ments, which includea floriculture, said to me tbe other day: "Our national flower Bbould come by inspiration." Ladies, is there no inspiration for this hour, this occasion ? Let us be aure that we have flowers; simple flowers, God'a gift to üb. There is sentiment, there is religion in a flower. "Its still small voice ia at the voice of conscience. Seas, suns and systems bear not the impress of his mighty power in characters more legible than he haa written on the tiniest flower whose harebell bends beneath the dewdrop'a weight." We have a great opportunity that af fords inspiration of tbe truest character. Our country's altar ia before ua. Let us eacb, in the sisterhood of statea, bring our state flower and lay it npon the altar of our country, there entwine them in a garland, a beautiful floral emblem, a symbol of our united state hood, a garland tbat will apeak for all time of our numbers and our unity this memorable year of jubilee. One out 01 many. A circlet without beginning or end. A wreath for tho brow of the Goddess of Liberty. A floral garland of our coins, a united sisterhood. In brief, shall we not preseut the one ex pression of our motto, "E pluribus unum," voiced by our choices: and best? United by new ties, a new clasp inn oi hands, a new bond of pence, a union ol hearts and of flowera, we again stand, "One and indivisible, now and forever." HAKRIKT W, R. SI'UONG. POLITICAL MATTERS. Tha Scheme Attrlliutml tv the Llnritoy sTaeataau Though it is early in the game, the political playevi are already busy sort ing their cards, eizing up their truinpe and figuring out their bluffs. The Lindley ghost will not down, de spite its recent letter to a contemporary, stating tbat it waß absolutely not a can didate again. It is a matter of current rumor that Mr! Lindley proposes to do k whole lot of controlling of officers and aspires to be the Warwick, or rather the Buckley of Southern California. A conversation a very close friend and eupporter of Mr. Lindley had with an other friend waa told yesterday to a Herald reporter. It waß to the effect thai Lindley now controlled the eupervieors and police commission, and that before tbe campaign really opened be would have a Arm grip on the local political "workerß," and bo aimed to be able to reward hia friends and punish his enemies. The prime object of tbe whole scheme is said to be the securing of the Repub lican congressional nomination for* Mr. James MacLachlan, ex-district attorney. Whether there is any good foundation for this theory or not, it is a matter ol talk, and ia causing great interest it office-holding circles. 81 Ilea' Norvn and i.iwr Pllla Acton ft new principle—regulating tbe liver, btomuchaud tocU through lhe nervea, A new dibeovery. In. Miles' pills speedily cuie bli lounuess, bad it.su h, torpid liver, piles, cons'! patiou. Uuequaled lurmt-u, wonitnand chil dren. Smallest, mildest, sa.'ost l r i(ty do c. 26 centi. Samples tree. 0. H. Uauce. 177 North spring. LOS ANGET.ES HERALD* THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14. 1893. SHOWS HIS BROKEN RIBS GIER IS FIGHTING FOR 850,000 AND MEANS BUSINESS. He Tell* the Htory of Hia Kaoapft From Death, end *•»• Hli Health I» Now Hulned For- Judge Clark was again occupied yes terday in hearing the case of W. 11. Gier vs. Los Angeles Consalidated Elec tric railrosd, an action to recover the Bum of $50,000 for injuries received, while in tbe employment of the com pany. The plaintiff took tbe witness stand during the afternoon session and stated tbat bis .occupation waa by profession that of a dentiat. When be came to California bia health was good. Upon tbe day of the accident he was conductor upon car 105 of the electric railway. Dufrain wae motorman. Tbe witness left tbe stand here for a few minuteß while Attorney Adams tea titled to commencing proceedings against the electric company for damages for in juries received by a Mr. Nelaon, while boarding a car driven by Dufrain. Gier tben resumed his seat upon the witness' stand. Upon the 29th of Jan uary he started work npon the oar early in the morning. Witness started to switch hia car and stepped to the front end of the car to turn hie switch—an other car coming down the hill npon the same line. He expected Dufrain to keep hie car stationary. Before he bad time to do more than tnrn bla head the car 105 wae upon him and struck him in the cheat Witness remembered no more after tbat. Witneea was upon the proper side to work the switch—tbe south side. Witness' ribs on the left side were crushed, and also on the right side. His collar bone was dislocated and his shoul der blades injured. Witness suffered terribly for some time afterwards, in fact be still occa sionally felt the consequences of tbe injuries he received. He was una ble to walk for three weeks. He waa unable to undertake any manual labor, and could not do so at the present time. Dr. Finch waa then called, and the plaintiff stripping to the buff, described the injuries received by the plaintiff. According to the phyeician, eeven of the unfortunate man's ribs were ont of tbeir place, bis shoulder blades were similarly affected, and hia spinal col umn injured. It would be impossible for him ever to regain hie health. His right arm was also severely injured and was almost useless. His direct examination being con tinued, witness stated that, as a result of the accident, he wonld never be able to reaume tbe practice of hie profession. He had not sufficient strength to pull a tooth. REFUSED HIS APPLICATION. Judge Shaw Deoldes a Sailer Hint De clare Intentions. Yesterday morning Enoch Hirst ap plied for citizenship in Jadge Shaw's court. Hirst is a discharged sailor and the application was denied upon the very grounds it was demanded upon. In his opinion Judge Shaw says: Enoch Hirst applies to be admitted to become a citizsn of tbe United States without previously declared bis inten tion to become such citizen, and basss his petition upon tbe fact tbat be has heretofore enlisted in the navy of the United States and bag been honorably discharged therefiom. The right to natnralization nnder these circumstances is claimed nnder section 2160 of the United States re vised statutes, which provides that if any alien has enlisted in tbe "armies ol the United States, either regular or volunteer forces," and has been honor ably discharged, be may be admitted as a citizen without any previous declara tion of intention and upon proof of one year's residence only. It waa held in the case of in re Bailey (2 Sawyer, 200) by Judge Deady of tbe United States district court tbat nnder this section a person who had enlisted in the navy and had been honorably discharged therefrom was not entitled to citizen ship nn account of such service. The contrary bas been held by one of tbe superior courts in the etate of New York, but I think tbe decision of the district court of the United States iB the beet authority. The decision is elabo rate and well considered and the reason ing satisfactory. The application is refused. SOLD SNIDE JEWELRY. Tonne Wvttell Arreated for Obtaining Money Under Yelea Pretenaes. Virgil Wattell ia a yonng man of thio city who haß got himself into serious trouble. He wae arreeteU day before yesterday for tbe third time on a charge of obtain ing money under falee pretenses. This time the authorities at Pasadena took him in tow. Wattell, whose mother is owner of some valuable propeity on First Btreet, has been in tbe habit of buying anida jewelry at a ridiculously low figure and narrowing money on it from tbe nnsue necting who would listen to bis tale of alleged poverty. He worked the scheme iv Redondo, Pasadena, this city and other places, being arrested and tried twice before. On one charge he way lined $100; the next time he was acquitted. He spent Tuesday night in the county jail and was taken to Pasadena yester day for examination. POLICE COURT CASES. Some of Thoae Who Were Sentenced Yeaterdar. Justice Seaman disposed of the usual number of drunks yesterday, besides dealing out justice in allopathic doaea to other offenders, John Mullen got into tbe toils for dis turbing tbe peace, in consequence of which he was fined $5. John Abbott, arrested on a similar charge, had hia case continued until today. Nicholai Kaecovich swelled the city •oilers to the extent of (3 for battery. J. H. Jones, who besides disturbing '.he peace, got boiling drunk, was fined +30 or 30 days. He took the "days." The caee of Al PeMars for violating he sidewalk ordinance, waa dismissed. Oris Ritchie was up lor soliciting and Kdnez Sheldon for vagrancy. They wii't be sentenced today. The Glenwood Stove le the popular one, used by thousands •(■cause it is the best. Far ahead of all it hers in every respect. Look at them <t the vv. C. Furrey company, 159 and 101 Ninth Spring street. MIKE'S FINANCIERING. An Knfnrc.d Ltrna (Jeta Uiin Into Illftiocilty. San Francisco is overrun with foot pads and lawless tramps who steal on all occasions and do not hesitate to reaort to violence, if tbeir demanda are unheeded. It ia plain to be seen that citizens muat protect themselves if they wieh protection. An Irishman who called at the county jail not long aco, in that city, observed a friend of his aa an inmate of the place. "Phwat are ye doin' here Moike?" eaya he. "They tuck me up an' brought me here for borryin' money, bo they did." "Borryin'money ? Shure they can't do the like o' that. How much did ye borry 1" "Fifty-foive dollars," says Mike. "Well, thin, pbwat were the circum stances?" "The aarcumatances were loike this," eaid the culprit, "I borryed tbe money, but I had to knock him down three times wid a ahtick before he'd lind it to me." 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Per lon Nltrat- of Sods $43 no Bono Meal 25 OO Fi»h Uuano 34 00 Bones, Meat and Blood, dried and (round together 26 OO Super Phoaphato '2H 00 Our goods are all first-class, and are delivered in quant'llea to ante at your neareu railroad •tatinu at the above figure*. TERMS-CASH WITH ORDER. CONSUMERS' FERTIIIZER CO, 1100 MARKET ST., SAN FRANCISCO. _______ 1214 Imd&vr „ I will ml fen ow \ jufftrersa Free Remedy KZJ J, llBt W, U positively cure t, beminal Weakness, Emls /' *" * "lons, Lost Manhood, fcl \ 1 ► ). J. a , nc ocele, Nervous De ffl ill- |^r' ! y v ' ftn( i « u PPIy tone "* ~L I%"""strength to thoGen- W_\ Organs of the //1,/ % H , Address * LARGEST STOCK FIT GUARANTEED nt. a H. M. SALE & SON DRUGGISTS, 220 S SPRING ST. 11-lStf -$\ CREDITORS' SALE I I j Smoking j I j Jackets I 1 S A N D fc- I I Dressing I h Gowns. Si l<| 0)1 II Purchased from the Manufactory of HI 9 I Alfred Benjamin & Co., New PI I I v 1 York Cit y- * I 1 OL v This magnificent line of goods now on sale at prices con- I j _ siderably below cost of manufacture. Must be sold be- "Tj I Mil fore the ist of January. The following prices will give I I 8 j an idea °f what this "Creditors' Sale" of the City of Paris I—| | j Dry Goods stock means: 3 B I JACKETS COSTING $5.50 WILL BE SOLD FOR J>3-25 IH 1 110 TAPFFWO COSTING $7.50, $8, $8.50 AND $9 $R OR I-r 1 I h JAuMI 1 0 WILI < BE SOLD FOR 1I | Hf~ JACKETS COSTING $6 WILL BE SOLD FOR (!100 |0 H 1 T A PFCPC COSTING $10, $10.50 AND $12 fl>H flfl IX 1 I (j) dAuM. 10 WI LL BE SOLD FOR iJ/.IJU I ■ p LOOK AT TBE NIIRTR WINDOW FOR UISFLH || I n£ I THERE ARE STILL ON HAND ® I k DRESS PATTERNS! [ B That were imported by the City of Paris for the winter —j Wi Q- W '93 - 94 - c cn °i cest goods and latest styles, which (f) I M I MUST BE SOLD. Cash is what the creditors want, H li (/) and every effort will be made to accomplish this object. _ 0 I QC You can positively save at least 40 per cent by purchas- 1 -n [fl |i [J ing now at this Creditors' Sale. I B p MAKE A MISTAKE! il Ij BY THROWING AWAY YOUR GO'JD MONEY j T I I Paying big profits elsewhere when you can purchase as good and bet- | |g S| I ter goods for about half the price. The entire block of 1} ||j jp| I goods must be sold. You make money la |f sj BY SAVING IT. | || J CITY* PARIS 1 I I GOODS STORE, j I I Nos. 309-311 North Spring St. I | I j CHAS. MUNTER, Manager. | 7