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A PARALYZING MONSTER
CHINESE DRAGON IN ORIENTAL SPLENDOR
AND ASIATIC BEAUTY
A Fantastic Spectacle to Ba Seen in the Fiesta
_ Festivities—A Sacred Religious Ob|ect 800
, Fsst In Lenxth to Bo dazed Upon bat Once
Yearly—Only Ono In Callfornls
After many week* of hard labor the
executive committee of L» Fiesta haa
succeeded in securing for the celebration
a feature that will bring thousands of
strangers from near and far to witness
tbe fantastic spectacle. The Chinese
merchants have agreed to introduce in
tbeir procession the immense dragon in
all its Oriental splendor and Asiatic
beauty. Tbe dragon, such aa will be
■sen in ths streets of Los Angeles during
ths nests, ia regarded in China as one
of tbe most sacred religious objects, and,
•fen in tbeir native country, the Celes
tials view the dragon only once a year—
to their religious celebration. Many ob
etaolee were therefore encountered before
the Chinese merchants would consent
to allow it to be carried in the procession.
Tbe dragon now reposes in a Joss house
to Iferyavtlle, and it ia the only one iv Cal
ifornia. A special messenger of great in
surance was dispatched to that place yes
terday to make the necessary arrange
ments for its safe transportation to this
I city. To form an idea of the grand spec
tools to be presented it ia only necessary
to atote that the dragon will measure in
length fully 800 feet, and covers nearly
tbe length of two blocks. It is operated by
160 Chinese, who are invisible except the
feet, that are made to represent the ani
mal's claws. Ita crested head is bedecked
with Jewels, and Us body is covered with
tbe most expensive velvet and silk robes
ef resplendent colors. The part that rep
resents the body is gorgeously embroidered
with the richest of gold laces and studded
with precious atones.
In Its march through the streets the Chi
nese will so operate the dragon tbat it rep
rseente ths animal in the wild and fero
cious mood that nature has endowed it
with, according to tbe fables. In ita mon
strous beauty and rich trimmings this psrt
of tbe Chinese procession will attract more
attention and will provide a greater novelty
then any feature that the Chinese have
previously introduced in their parades.
The executive committee considers it
self very fortunate in having secured an
attraction that has never before been seen
to Southern California and only two or
three times in Sen Francisco within the
precincts of Chinatown.
Her majesty, the queen of floral day.
Mis* Elisabeth Wood, haa announced her
•election of maids of honor, who will add
lustre to her surroundings and by their
bright and happy faces will complete the
beautiful scene. The young misses who
all share the honors with their older sisters
at the close of the Fiesta are Kate Van
Kays, Ada Lucille Tedford, Fannie Car-
W inter, Ada Marie Norton, Viola Grace
smilton, Ada Smith, Lily Edwards,
Florence Perry Wood, Eathiene Spence,
Clara Smith, Dorothy French, Cecelia
Kays, Margaret Willard, Katherine John
eon and Hope McMasters.
The floral queen will represent the Cali
fornia poppy, and her dresses will there
fore be of the most artistic make and of
the brightest of yellow materials. Her
maids of honor will each impersonate
some particular California flower, and
tbey will be attired to depict most effec
tively the flowers they represent.
Henry J. Kramer has accepted the re
quest to take charge of tbe arrangement
of the floral queen T s float, and lie will have
charge of the grouping of the little misses
In order to produce the moat charming
effect.
The executive committee yesterday de
cided 10 place the prices of the seats at the
tribunes at the most reasonable rate. It
was the unanimous desire to lix the price
of the seats at a rate that will secure only
a rerurri of the expense incurred" in the
construction of the tribunes aad of the
necessary repairs and ilxiugs.
Tiie arrangement of the tribunes at the
\ 'ook between sixth and Seventh, Hope
a i Flower s'reeu. ii such that a good
vi, v car) be obtained of all the parades
from every seat. All processions will make
a tour of the lot, thu, aiTording every
jgnnortutiity to see the pageants in ail
tboir details. The grand night pageant on
Thursday evening w ill pass the iribunes,
while the floral parade will make two
rounds of the lot;
At the req>i?st of her majesty, the queen,
Hon. T. F. Gibbon, vice president of the
Terminal railway, has accepted the ex
alted position of prims minister. The
gentleman has already entered upon the
discharge of his duties, and is holding
frequent consultations with her majesty
In connection with matters of importance
that will present themselves during her
A Filly of Promise
Boston, April 4.—ln the breeding estab
lishment of J.Malcolm Forbes at Milton,
Man., there came into the world
Eesterdsy a brown filly which by
irtbrigbt should make the fastest trot
ting mare in the world. The' parents
of this little filly are Nancy Hanks, with a
record of 2 :U4, and the offici illy famous
stallion. Anon, 2 :ti, '~ This is a combi
nation which Mr. Forbes has sought for a
long time, and which was the end he had
In view when he acquired Nancy Hanks
and Arion over a year ago.
Dr. Osgood, of the Harvard veterinary
school, attended the great Nancy officially.
His report to the anxious owner last night
waa conveyed in the regulation phrase,
•♦both mother and child doing well."
Russia Was Hasty
Si. PETERSBt Rci, April 4.—ln keeping
with court official opinion which holds
that Russia's policy in the Egyptian ques
tion has been forced by over-hasty action
SMI the part of the French government,
the Wiedomosti says: It was a wrong
•olicy to refuse money to England, as it
tempted the danger of England's making
t conquest of the Soudan for herself with
X own money, whereas if it were carried
etutwith Egyptian money, the conquest
■Bust be effected for Egypt.
A Prospective Mill
BAH FRANCISCO. April 4.—Joe Choynski,
Ban Francisco's favorite heavyweight, ar
rived in this city this evening from Chi
aagn. He was accompanied by his wife.
iCboynski's return to his native heath is on
[account of business and pleasure. Tiie
{big fellow came to meet Tom Sharkey,
' ;champien of the American navy, on the
Craning of April 10th. Joe will try to
'atop the navy champion in eight rounds,
and his efforts to do so will no doubt
■rove a most sensational contest.
Want Immigrants
Bonn, Ida.. April 4.—The Idaho immi
gration commissioners adjourned today
after three days' session. The Idaho Im
asisrration association was formed, each
Cpunty being entitled to two members
' Tbe officers are: Eugene Buchanan of
'.Moscow, president; J. M. Haines of Boise,
■ceeretary; J. 0. Baker of Boise, treasurer.
Little Oil Items
OH matters are still in suspense, no
j definite move having been made tjy either
aide. A few sales were yesierday made at
.tne weHs at 70 cents, but they wilt amount
ate little more than lOU barrels. The ex-
Change has closed one or two low-priced,
CM-time contracts, made when the price
rwes at a low ebb, and nearly all deliveries
■are now made at ruling rates. Ed North
Bsft for San Diego last night on business
Connected widi the exchange and to enjoy
Coronado pleasures for a few days.
Chamber of Commerce
Tbe owners of the Pirn ranch in Ventura
oCtraty have sent to the chamber of com-
Bssros a very interesting exhibit of citrus
Jreils, including some varieties not yet
Car* common. The contribution em
braces: Grape fruit of fine develop
, ~w*ttti tbe oiweo of commerce; in oranges,
tangerines. Washington navels, Florida
late egg, Joppa, Mediterranean sweets and
several branches of quan quat, a Chinese
variety, dwarf in siss, and nearly the shape
of a Cornechon grape. It is eaten whole,
peel, seeds and all. It ia also used for pre
serving in the same manner aa ginger and
limes. There were also samples of the
Persian linn.
Mrs. Longstreet of Boyle Heights sent in
a goodly quantity of cut flower*.and Mrs.
W. 8. Livengood also sent in many tine
specimens of several varieties of cut flow
ers.
CUBAN NOTES '
A Short Sugar Crop Pro raised- Weyler'e
Lost Order
New York, April 4.—A special to the
World from Havana says: Ths total
amount of sugar made this year in Cuba
will not exceed 1:10,000 tons. The nor
mal crop is about 1,000.000 tons. This
enormous shrinkage means. It is esti
maied, a money loss of $56,000,000. The
tobacco crop will be greatly diminished.
The other products of the island,
hides, mahogany snd cedar, are
practically not to be had. Hour, potatoes
and the commonest necessities of life can
not be sold on business principles. There
is no money. Havana is like a tomb. Even
ths cabs ceased to run in the streets in re
cognition of Holy Thursday and Good Fri
day. Business has been suspended, and
no newspapers are printed.
Dispatches have been received here an
nouncing the release of the alleged filibus
tering steamer Bermuda by the Honduras
authorities. According to the reports re
ceived, the Bermuda, after leaving Puerto
Cortez, will touch at other gulf
points before completing the trip and
returning to New York. The Honduras
authorities are still in possession of a
small quantity of arms found on board the
Bermuda, there being no intention of re
taining possession of the steamship. Con
sequently the incident is regarded as hav
ing been greatly overrated from an inter
national standpoint.
Cincinnati, April 4.—The Commer
cial Gazette's special from Tampa gives
an interview with the wife of a correspond
ent, who landed at Havana.
General Weyler'a last order, she said
issued only a few days before I left,
is thst all prisoners taken shall be
shot. The prisons are full and they must
die. Every morning at daybreak we heard
the shots at Mora castle and our hearts
grew sick, for we knew that some innocent
man was dying like a dog. No trial is al
lowed and the orders are to shoot all pris
oners.
London. April 4.—Mr. Hobart Chat
field-Taylor of Chicago, who sailed for
America today, only recently arrived in
London after a winter's sojourn <n Spain,
gays his impressions of the political and
social life in that country to a representa
tive of the Associated Press.
"The mass of the people regard their
nation as more than a military match for
America," he said. "The Spaniards say:
'We have 330,000 effective troops in Cuba
alone, whereas, the American army num
bers but 25,000.'
"The feeling against the American inter
ference in Cuban affairs is most intense
and bitter. The consensus of opinion is
that Cuba will be subdued. All classes are
united in this conviction. It ie a matter of
sentiment with them and they will defend
Cuba to their last drop of blood.
"Of course the feeling as regards war
only pertains to the mass of ths people.
The actual statesmen understand what
war would mean and its consequences.''
MONROE'S DOCTRINE
The Latin Nations Generally Agree With
President Diaz
City of Mexico, April 4.—El Universal
tonight publishes telegrams from all over
Central and South America, regarding
President Diaz' utterances on the Monroe
doctrine in his recent message to congress.
President Barrios of Guatemala praises
the statesmanlike tone of the message,
and in Salvador the government is in
clined to favor an alliance with all Amer
ican nations in support of the Monroe doc
trine as expanded by President Diaz.
Honduras newspapers atlvocate a Latin-
American confederation in support of the
doctrine of no Kuropean interference, but
excluding the L'nited States and Canada.
Nicaragua is disposed to adopt President
Diaz's sentiment.
Costa Rica agrees with President Diaz,
hut the feeling prevails that Mexico is
anxious for consolidation of Central
America.
Tbe Colombian Sentinel favors the
Latin-American alliance.
President Crespo, in his congratulations
to President Diaz, declares that Venezuela
sustains the plan of a Latin-American
union in defense of territorial integrity.
The Bolivian government strongly favors
the plan as a check to English arrogance
and territorial ambition.
Ihe Peruvian press warmly applauds
President Diaz.
The president of Chili says that if the
plan did not conceal the hidden purpose of
the United States and was not aimed at
any particular European nation, it was
worthy of commendation. Chili would be
glad to send delegates to a conference,
but would prefer that the United States
have no representation therein.
President Borda of Uruguay said he
must applaud the step taken by the Mexi
can president, who had put himself at the
bead of the American nations by his cour
ageous advocacy of a Latin-American
union in support of the invincibility of
American soil.
Argentine newspapers advocate adopt
ing the suggestions of the Mexicau chief
magistrate, and desire a conference of all
Latin- Americans.
President Morales of Brazil says he
hopes for an alliance of all American na
tions against tbe continual aggressions of
European nations in this hemisphere,
taking advantageof the weakness of Latin-
American nations. He heartily indorses
the ideas of the noble and courageous
president of Mexico.
The government here continues to re
ceive telegraphic congratulations on the
bold step taken by President Diaz in sup
port of the amplification of the Monroe
doctrine and making it international law
in the new world.
Death Ol a Singer
The news was received yesterday by C.
Modini-Wood of the death in New York on
March 27th of Louise Manfred, who was
well-known here as the prima donna of the
I'yke Opera company. Miss Manfred was
the wife of C. M. Pyke, the operatic im
pressario, and played many engagements
in this city. She was a most charming
woman, as well as a gifted singer, and was
a woman of unblemished reputation. Her
last appearance here was at the Los An
geles theater about two years ago in Pina
fore and La Mascotte.
Undelivered Telegrams
The following undelivered telegrams are
at the Western Union telegraph office,
corner Third and Spring streets: Jas.
VV. Middleman. A. R. Anderson, 0, 0,
Gee, Miss Maggie Huntington.
Mr, and Mrs. H. D. Kirkover of Buffalo.
N. V., are visiting J. C. Newton of Soifih
I'asadena. This is their first visit to this
section. Mr. Kirkover is a millionaire and
a politician. They will remain over to
witness La Fiesta, and there is a proba
bility of making their permanent residence
in this neighborhood.
An Eagle Attacks • Chill
A large gray eagle tried to carry off the
2-year-old son of William Stone, while the
child was playing in its father's front yard
near Lackey, Ky., Monday afternoon. The
eaglo descended from the top of Janes
Fork mountain, one of the highest in that
vicinity, and had alighted on the child
when Mr. Stone's large Newfoundland dog
grabbed the bird by the neck and almost
killed it. The child was badly injured on
the left shoulder. Mr. Stone arrived in
time to assist the dog in killing tbe eagle,
and loosed tbe bird's talons from his little
boy's clothes, 'ihe bitd measured six and
one-half feet from tip to tip, and is thought
to be quite old. The child will probably
recover.—Chic sgo Inter-Ocean.
An exchange says tbat "fraud alons can
defeat McKinley." Tbat is, McKinley
alone can aefnsi MnKinlas.—Steak toe
llaii.
, LOS ANGELES HERALD: STJNDAT MORNING. APRIL 5, 1*96.
ALLEGED SEANCE AGAIN
HUTCHISON ANSWERS THE OPEN LETTER
WRITTEN BY ELLA L. MERRIAM
Sad to Think That the Spirits of the 0-
psrted Have No Higher Duties Than to
Dabble In the Silliest el Earthly Con
cerns—la the Depth of Jeanio's Eyes
I see that my very brief and desultory
remarks concerning a late alleged spiritual
seance are not encumbered with the weight
of everybody's approval. For this keen
gratification lam deeply grateful to the
gratiflsr.
In this wobbling, floundering world I
hold it to be delightful to be able to dis
agree with most people on most topics,
and I am always ready to look askance at
any one who professes to agree with my
self or anybody else on many topics in
general, or on the details of any topic.
We who have traveled entirely different
mental routes have no right to agree with
each other on most subjects of speculation.
At present Ido not know that there are
any subjects that are not subjects of spec
ulation.
Ella Lucy Merriam, who asks me to
"judge not," asks that which no mortal
who knows anything, or who thinks he
knows anything, or who has the advantage
of a stock of "sense" and sense impres
sions, can by any possibility grant.
The human mind is so constituted that
the judgment is absolutely indeijeiulont of
the will, and is governed entirely by the
weight of evidence at the moment of de
cision and estimation. It is also perfectly
variable and changes and vacillates with
all new evidence and with each new view
of old evidence.
In the matter of decision the will has no
influence over the judgment, but it may aid
it or injure it by educational methods only.
In immediate action the will cannot affect
the judgment, but the judgment may direct
the will.
This will explain why it is that all men
Know the folly of their own vices and
crimes, yet have not sufficient will power
to change their habits. It will also explain
how it is that all men neglect their educa
tion —the education of the judgment—so
that they are compelled to flounder in
falsehood and mystery when they might
judge in the clear light of truth, bo much
by way of preface.
Sorrow snd Sadness and Pity are my
fellow travelers when I approach the re
gions I now speak of. Flippancy would be
barred by the presence of hosts of gootl
people who are •'believers," but 1 have
even stronger and more selllsh reasons lor
speaking seriously on this subject.
I must die.
My father, my mother, my brothers, my
sisters, and "another, nut a sister," all of
whom are dearer to me—a thousand times
dearer —than my own life, all must die.
All the brave men and women that I
love for their bravery must die.
All that are anil are to be must die. All
that were have died already. I do not
know where any that were now are; I tlo
not know where those that are will be; I
do not know where those that will be are;
I do not even know that they now are.
Therefore, lam sad. lam sad when I
see things that are pitiful; whett 1 see
people playing witli tiie hereafter;
when I see people who know almost
nothing, pretending that bleared physical
eyes can see invisible spitits. and that
physical hands can grasp Intangible hands;
when I see the pretended Hpit-ils "dishon
oring" those who loved them and consort
ing with doubtful characters and strangers
who bring them "from the hereafter" to
exhibit them like Specimens in a sideshow
at '_!"> cents a head; when I see them scorn
the light of day, or a two-penny can
dle, and skulk in darkness and
• seek refuge in cabinets, where mediums
| congregate; when 1 see a much-loved and
' erstwhile dutiful son come back from
| "spiritland," scorn his loving old father
; and mother, who are Bitting in tbe audi
once, and go into the dark antl greasy cabl
-1 net to hod converse with some "medium"
who has bean convicted of half the crimes
in the catalogue.
I am deeply interested in these things
for me and mine. I want to know what is
i to b j known.
j I will give $2(1 to be allowed to grasp the
| hand of ono of those "spirits" while 11 ap
: pears at a public seance. If it prove to I>3
i a "proof" spirit of mortal, I will give the
i medium a thousand dollars.
lam sad when 1 see that thousands of
( good people believe that the spirits of the
j departed beloved brave all sublunary
I things and come from the mysterious
j realms to tell us that someone "came near
! being run over by a street car when he was
: coming down tonight;" or that "one" must
| beware of a "blue--ye.l l wldow woman'
i who was once married;" or to -'beware of
i a stout blonde youth who had a father and
also a mother." When I see that the
j "spirits of the dead" ate to 1)9 disturbed to
| "tell" simple things that any gypsy or
; palmist or astrologer could "tell" without
invading heaven or hades in search of wan-
I dering spirits.
I should be wofully sa 1 to think that the
spirits of the departed could have no
higher duties iv the realms of the here
after than to dabble in the silliest of
earthly concerns; that if they were per
mitted to mingle with us again on earth,
they could not be allowed to help to alle
viate the woes and miseries that bear with
awful force Upon the weary backs of frail
creatures; that instead of being a better
place than this, those realms would seem
but a mockery and a juggling place and a
region of delirium and ignorance and folly
and physico-psychic phantasmagoria.
I hope that those I love will not be left
in any such region through all tha ages
that are to come.
I see the green earth and the homes of
men; I see the hills and the grand blue
mountains and the lovely valleys; I see the
glorious sun sinking from sight: I see the
clear stars shining through the crystalline
vault; I see ttie glories of heaven and
Before and After.
#
Singleton: "So yon can't come, Jack? Bnt a woman's 'no' oftao
•wans 'yes.' "
Mia. Heopook: "Mo* siwr marriage, six. Never 1"
earth shining in the depth* of Jeanie's
eyes, and 1 know that the goblins that
fear the light and prate of folly and phan
toms aud phantasmagoria can have no
place in tire realms of the hereafter or in
the blessed life of the sweet, unchangeable
now. Yours as always,
Edward L. Hutchison.
AN EASTER LAV SERMON
What Mesneth the Easter-Tide to You?
"Mine Easter menace lain would be,
Trust tnou in Jod eternally.
Love, triumphant o'er the grave,
immortal lives to help and save."
The inspiration of the bour comes to me
as the Eastertide floods anew the Christian
world with life and beauty; and the
tnought comes surging in, has it brought
love, divine love, down to earth? Has it
given to man a deeper, realizing sense of
hia duty to his brother man" Does each
Eastertide bring us nearer the goal of hu
man happiness and love? These are
thoughts to take with thee in the secret
chambers of thy soul.
In all our sanctuaries a wreath of flow
ers and beauty are laid as offering at the
feet of a risen Lord. But how dwelleth the
love of i iod in the heart of the worrhipers?
Have ye come offering all this lavish
beauty unmindful of the darkened lives
into which no ray of light or hope has
fallen? Ah, me! only joy in a risen Lord,
no joy to bring peace to the weary ones so
beloved of him whom this day ye would
honor.
Flowers in their white, stately beauty;
flowers lowly and sweet; flowers breathing
hope—earth's fairest children, dropped
from the hand of an infinite Father to
gladden all earth-life: flowers redolent of
love antl purity, piled and massed in regal
magnificence to welcome the dawn of a
new bom day.
What meaneth the day to you, oh wor
shiper .' Spenketh it not of diviner things,
of tho Father's love to the least of his
children? Hast thou questioned nauiht
of thy soul? Have ye brought all this rich
floral beauty, unutterable proof of the
creator's beneficent love for his creatures,
and hast thou laid no liny forget-me-not
in the lap of some dear yet sorrowing one?
Have ye let some of the love divine warm
and cheer the abode of misery and want?
If not, it eeemoih as if thy gifts
are all for naught, and the
anthems that rise from the vaulted dome
are hut as "sounding brass and tinkling
cymbals.' He. at whose feet all this wealth
batb been laid, hath said, ' If thou bringest
thy gifts to the altar and there remember
eth that thy brother hath aught against
thee (and does it not mean, ye have seen
that brother down-trodden and depressed,
and ye remembered not his cry for help?)
leave there thy gifts before the altar and
go thy way; first be reconciled to thy
brother and then come and offer thy gifts."
Hoes it not mean bring the sunlight of thy
love into his burdened heart, potatoes to
his cellar, meal to his barrel, oil to the
empty cruse; pardon and forgiveness lo an
erring one, the touch of a tender hand
upon the head bowed down in sorrow, some
word of hopefulness falling like balm into
a wounded heart?
Oh. this pitying love, born of the infinite,
the sweetest, holiest thing in life, "love to
thy neighbor," child of the same Faiher's
love ye claim as yours.
Oh, this Easter-tide means something
more than flowers, something more than
anthems. It means the Christ principle of
"doing unto others as ye would have them
do to you." May Ei.muke BENSEN.
West Vernon.
POMONA
Pomona, April 3.—This afternoon Emil
Steffa. Otto Brewer and his younger
brother Albert went out gunning, aud
when in tho wash just east of the llecket
ranch Otto Brewer stumbled and his gun
was discharged, the load of birdsiiot enter
ing his brother Albert's body just under
the point of the left shoulder, ranging to
Ihe front and upward. His recovery is re
garded na impossible. Tiie wounded boy
is a nephew of Mrs. Ueorge A. StelTa, hav
ing arrived here some three months ago
from the east.
The 1-year-old child of .T. E. Fiber, an
employe in the Schnlctenberg nailery, (lied
Ibis afternoon, under circumstances caus
ing considerable comment. It is said that
the father left the child to the care of
Christian scientists, and failed to provide
the necessary medical attendance. The
coroner will investigate the matter. Pub
lic criticism is very severe.
The Gaut 20 acres of lemons and prunes
near the San l>imas schooMiouse was sold
toilay for $11.000 to Mr. Wallace.
At the annual meeting of the Presby
terian church, J. V. Cumberland was elect
ed clerk and Messrs. .!. P. Perro, Thomas
Cootes. 11 L. Armstrong, Joseph Douglass
and C. F. Fritsell were chosen trustees for
Ihe ensuing year.
An adjourned mass meeting to consider
the sewer bonds question has been post
poned to April 21.
It is thought probable here that the
boa-d of supervisors will so redistrict Po
mona as to give her live instead of four
voiing precincts.
The break in the water main under the
paved street at the corner of Garey and
Second has proved quite difficult to re
pair.
The M. F. Whjpp 10-acre prune ranch on
Ninth street lias he«n sold to \V. j), Clark,
a newcomer from Kansas, for $6300.
E.Wilson has purchased two lots adja
cent lo the Driflie place for $1000.
The long-haired street singer and tnlker,
who styles himself the cowboy preacher,
and his wife, who also lectures, have been
gathering crowds at the corner of Second
and Thomas street in this city within the
past day or two.
Frank Ruth took a recess from his theo
logical Btudies, and is at home for a time.
More a'tention has been given by the
chinches here than usual to their several
Easter programs.
"Isn't this lioe incomplete. asked the
foreman ot' Ihe rural editor. "Wiiailine?"
" This—where it says: 'Alexandre Dumas,
flls.'" "The bill," replied the editor, with
out looking up; "fills the bill, you fool,
you I"—Atlanta Constitution.
It is said that thn czar of Russia will pre
sent Li Hung Chang with a jacket tran
scending in polychromatic glory anything
the Chinaman has ever worn.
Tlte best hind of reciprocity is absolute
free trade. And it is thn only kind that
wili prevail.—Albuquerque llemocrat.
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WOMAN SUFFRAGE NOTES
BY BEN 5. riAV.
"Aunt Fa'ly," not having evoluted with
her "nieces." has hard y reached that alti
tude where she can plainly discern the
near pomised land, or realize that wan
dering in the wilderness with man it was
only a step to claim ber rightfu' inherit
ance. Two or three reincarnations will
mayhap reveal to "Aunt Sally" that she
hud retrograded instead of coming up in
the evolution of time and progress with
her nieces, whom she fain would have cir
culating around iv the labyrinths of super
stition, prcdjudicj and dry bones of the
dark ages.
We have been asked if we believed Mrs.
Randall a suffragist, judging from her
article in the Amendment column on Sun
day. Yes, we catch her occult meaning,
and in her thought see the grand possibili
ties of the future government, where there
will lie no need of laws defining the qualifi
cations of sex. but where man and woman
walking hand in hand in harmony with
natural laws, where like nature there will
be no clashing, but silently erecting the
beauty and music of the spheres. Woman
then will long since have forgotten that by
the force of her own individual character,
by the agonized cry from the heart of
motherhood, she was called into the arena
man held as his alone. The critical hour
for woman has come, and rising to her
high aspiration, born of her travail, the
new declaration will ring through the ages,
pure, inspiring and exalted. Our sister,
carried beyond our narrow contlnes by
occult power, swept past the turmoil of
the present, and realized the glories of her
emancipation. We have need of such
women, who by the inspiration of their
own lives bear us on to the dawning of that
day.
The first grand mass convention to open
tho sulTnu-o amendment campaign will be
held at Music hall April Hth and flth.
Ilev. Anna Shaw and Mrs. Yates of Maine
wdl address the evening sessions, other
prominent speakers during the day. Ad
mission free. Program will be published
next week.
Recognizing the urgent need of organiza
tion and the immediate and tbe concerted
action of all s.Mfragists, male and female,
a number of prominent women met in the
\adeau parlors last Monday afternoon,
and by unanimous vote organized a county
campaign committee—Rev. Mila Tupper
Maynat'd, president; Mrs. Almedia B.
Gray, vice-president at large, with vice
presidents from such towns as have res
ponded to the call. The city will he thor
oughly cahVassed and a vigorous and sys
tematic campaign inaugurated.
All suffragists must recognize the fact to
carry ou this campaign successfully, money
is the essential feature. Lecturers must
lie sent into every town and hamlet, and
literature sent broadcast; to meet these
demands we must have money. There are
many women unable to attend the meet
ings or take tiny active part in the work,
whose hearts aro with us, and would gladly
aid in the financial part; to all such we
address this most important feature of the
work. Silently, yet effectively, will you
help to carry tne cause to victory ; every
50 centß w ill be as gratefully received, be
cause of the donor, as ?50 or $300 from
another's abundance. All contributions
should be sent to Mrs. Anna 13. Andrews,
775 Myrtle avenue, Los Angeles. Any
woman who can devote a portion of ber
time in distributing literature or adding
signers to our petition, will address Mrs.
Algae Rothery, 51 :t Court street, Los An
geles.
This is your cause, do not bar the way to
your o-vn freedom, by standing as an anti;
help ua who are working lo break the
shackles from your hands aud lift woman
hood from the degradation and bondage of
the past.
A picture will be placed on exhibition in
the windows of some of the large stores in
tin; city, representing Woman and Her
Peers. It will be a most interesting study
for our male opponents to learn in what
category he, by voice and vote, places his
mother, wife, sister and daughters; among
the select seven, convicts, lunatic*, idiots,
minors, Chinese, Indians and Woman;
truly and honorary! t ) disfranchised class,
a pleasing group for the intelligent woman
hood of free ('.') America, but—even "Lo—
poor Indian'—may have a vote, and one
thousand native-born Chinamen arrayed
against women in the coming election;
contemplate it, ye sons of mothers, and
let Justice answer.
We cannot think of a state without re
lating it to the citizen, woman not yet
risen, according to the interpretation of
our national laws, to the dignity of citi
zenship, her sphere must still be in the
nebular condition of the comets, not yet
revolved or evolved an orbit proper. Cer
tainly, like comets, she appears year after
year with congregated bodies of men with
less and less fear to the inhabitants of the
earth; and also is she like this brilliant
erratic wonder of the heavens, she still
has an eccentric orbit not yet defined
by and fully laid out by our re
public and placed in the archives of the
state. Woman's sphere is also like these
heavenly bodies—it never is the same at
any two places and never still in the great
expanse of the universe. Her sphere is
heavenly also; like the comet, it shines
brightest in the darkest places, and again
she resembles the nebular creation, for,
like these misty stars, we have been
told in ancient history in the
beginning of her earthly evlou
tion she, too, was thrown off or cut loose
from another body, and today she is still
in many places a satellite wandering
among the sons of earth seeking her posi
tion. Again is her sphere akin to the
comet and the whole nebulous hypothesis,
for it is yet a disputed theory.
The latest news in municipal reform
comes from St. Louis, where the taxpayers
have brought suit to restrain tbe mayor
f
■ rom collecting his salary, which aecumu
ated during his absence on other business
to the amount of {1100. The tide of pub
lic sentiment is continually rising, under
tariff pressure, in tbe scale of justice.
"Taxation without representation is tyran
ny." Taxation without compensation is
robbery.
Westward the power of empire takes Its
flight. The western star, born not to pre
side over the birth of a great man. nor a
nation of men, but born out of a principle,
cenceived by our forefathers, mothered,
fostered and cared for by our latter moth
ers; and in that grand principle, "to form
a more perfect union, establish justice,
insure domestic tranquillity, provide for
the common defense, promote the gener
al welfare and secure the blessings
of liberity to ourselves and posterity."
This star, whose light first warmed the
western wilds of Wyoming, and then shed
its mellowing light and mingling rays in
Colorado, has given an impetus to our own
Golden state and a nebular motion is stir
ring our own political horizon from whose
chaos we hope to evolve another star by
adopting XI amendment.
The woman suffragists of this city will
hold a mass convention at Music Hall,
April Bth and nth. Rev. Anna Shaw, Mrs.
Elizabeth IT. Yates and Miss Mary G. Hay
will address the afternoon and evening
meetings, 3 and Bp. in. Prominent local
talent has been secured. The campaign
to carry constitutional amendment XI to
a successful issue has been fully inaugur
ated throughout the state. Every lover of
liberty and justice should attend; every
opponent should be present. Admission
free, and a cordial welcome is extended to
all.
No nor* Straddling
The Sacramento Bee wants the delegates
from the Pacific coast to the Republican
national convention to vote only for a sil
ver man for president upon a silver plat
form. There is one thing that Republicans
and Democrats should both insist upon
this year, and that ia a straight
declaration on the silver question. Both
parties straddled the question in 1802.
If either national convention favors the
free coinage of silver it should have the
courage to say so and fix the ratio, so that
there will be no excuse for disagreements
among congressmen as to what the plat
form means, should the party declaring in
favor of free silver win in tho election.
The delegation from this coast to the
national convention shouting for free sil
ver would be lonesome, but it is the way to
light if they believe they are right.—Vi
salia Times.
Vsry Strong Arguments
There are two very strong arguments in
favor of electing United States senators by
popular vote. One is tbe recent session of
the Kentucky legislature. The other is the
present session of the United States sen
ate.—Kansas City Journal.
Proverb Disproved
King Prempeh's crown has been taken to
London. It Is not stated whether his head
lies any easier owing to that fact.—Salt
Lake Herald.
All prices of wallpaper gisstly reduced. A
A. tcHtrom, :i-24 South Spring street.
ARE YOU SICK?
If bo, do not waste further time or health ex
perimenting with worthless drugs and belts,
but consult at onoe the world famed special,
ists, the German-American staff of Physicians
and Surgeons.
No matter who hss treated you and failed, if
you want a rational, quick and lasting cure,
we have it, a rapid, certain snd B'ire upward
impossibililies. We suc
lltilliwtfS Decftuse we lrpat
oi the * 1 i>en^e
will pay you to investigate. No big drug bills.
We furnish everything. Are you subject to
fainting spelU, dizziness, noises iv the head,
palpitation of the heart, heat Hashes, numb
ness oi the hands or feet or brain disease? Are
you nervous and rundown? Have jrcu thin
blood, .pale lips, dragging pain about the loins,
loss of natural cheerfulness, nielancholy
thoughts or gloomy forebodings?
Are you constipated or dyspeptic, accompan
ied with headache, coated "tongue, bad breath,
pimples on your face and back and languid
feeling?
Are you troubled with pain in your back,
emissions at night, sediment in unne, weak
ness of bladder, kidneys, sexual organs, de
spondency, loss of memory or results of j outh
ful follies or marital excesses? Are You
happily married or is there some slight defect
that tends to separate husband and wife? Are
You troubled with sore throat, copper colored
> pot-, aches, old sores, ulcers in the mouth, or
falling hair, which makes life a perfect hell
and keeps you in constant dread, fearing that
Tour mother, sisteror friends may learn of your
condition. If you are troubled witli any of the
above symptoms we can save you much men
tal and physical suffering and add golden
years io 90Hr life. "Take time by the tcre-
Inck" aud never put off a duty that you owe
to yourself or another. Half ofthe evils of life
come from things deferred. The time to con
suit the doctor is when you realize that you
have trespassed nature's laws. Don't wait for
the penalty; a little medicine now wit do
morn than a whole drugstore by and by. So
write us today and in sacred confidence tell ub
all. We will do more than help you keep your
secret. We will help you to tor net if. Such
troubles, fully cured, soon cease io be even
matters of memory. Don't confess to your
family; you will only cause them shame and
grief. Don't tell your minister; you need med
icine more .nan prayers. Don't tell your
friends: friendship is not always lasting, and
the temptation to eossip is great.
If you cannot call at our ofllce. write fully
nndfrtely with the asMiramo that your letter
will be concealed from prying eves, 132-page
book (illustrated) free ou application.
German-American Staff of Physi
cians and Surgeons, San Fran-
Cisco, Cal.
Now located at the Big Tent, corner Third
and Wall. Office hours, 10 a. m. to 4p. in.
City?i
Paris
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Special Easter |
j Bargain Week j
We will offer every day this week some
special drive. We have bought too many
spring goods. We \ftll cut prices this
week almost in half.
Spring Wash Goods
20c, one case new Novelty Zephyr Q I
Dress Gingham, lovely patterns, fS C
will go at
ioc, one case American DressGing- g
ham, warranted fast color,
at * yv
20c, new Dimity, choice' fabric, |/V^.
if. i»C
25c, new Figured Organdies.
dainlv designs, in all shades, I A2C
cut to
One case new French Percale, f /\
regular and 15c goods, cut MIC
to v
One case JK Simpson's Percale, f"3 _
warranted fast color, regular 10c
quality, cut to
50 pieces Chameleon Moire, the f/V
prettiest goods ever shown, 15c lIJC
value, cut to
Linen Department
54-inch heavy German Linen,
wears like iron, 45c quality, cut ZjCjQa
to
62-inch heavy Bleached Table PA
Linen, never sold less than 65c, tjllC,
cut to
62 and 66-inch fine Bleached Ta- /TBJ _
ble Linen, regular 90c value, cut Qj)C
50 dozen extra heavy Huckal- —
back Hemstitched Towels, 19x40, AIIC
worth 35c, cut to asvw
World Beaters in Hoisery
60 dozen heavy Ribbed Fast black |F .
Children's School Hose, double
heel, 25c value, cut to w
48 dozen Ladies' Full Regular \fk
Made Hose, fast black, worth 15c, I l|C
cut to "VV
30 dozen Ladies' Imported
Hermsdorf Dye, spliced heel and IIJ3C
toe, a bargain at 25c, cut to— w w
We are leaders in low prices In dress goods,
New Spring Velvet Capes, (hgj A A
bought to sell at $7-s°, we JO.IJU
offer at
A full line of separate Shirts Efi
in plain and figured briilian-
tine, up from
City of Paris
ITT
North Spring 5r

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