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The Herald Has the Largest Paid Circulation in Southern California FRIDtV, NOVEMBER 6, lßp6 Mr. Cleveland Is after all something of a humorist. He reserved the public ation of his Thanksgiving proclamation for a post-election document. An Armenian massacre has the effect of rousing the British public, not to ac tion, but to sufficient indignation for them to appreciate one of Mr. Glad stone's philippics. Great Britain Is apparently prepared to keep a watchful eye over us next summer. Two fleets, forming together by far the most powerful force ever sent across the Atlantic, will be respec tively stationed on Canada's Atlantic coast and at Bermuda. Julian Hawthorne's description of Bryan as "a man ot Iron nerve and un conquerable dignity" is borne out by the manner In which he has accepted de feat. Who Is there among his opponents who does not recognize In him a splendid figure, a man of men? Cotton exports for October still show the almost unprecedented gains which were characteristic of September. From September Ist to October 26th, this year the exports were 1,264.000 bales, against only 632,000 bales last year. During the same period there was a gain in receipts of over 500,000 bales tor 1596 as compared With 1895. The net earnings of 133 railroads up to the Ist of September show a gain of two and a half millions over the net earnings for the first eight months of 1885. These figures do not Include the heavy cotton movement, but they indi cate that there Is business ahead, now that we are over the quadrennial cam paign fever and dullness. Mrs. Phoebe Hearst's magnificent do nation to the University of California should be appreciated by every citizen of the state. In all, the donations of Mrs. Hearst and other persons amount to $4,000,000, which will be paid up as Soon as trie state is prepared to make proper use of it. Five hundred thousand dollars must first be spent in buildings, towards which Mrs. Hearst has already sent $15,000 to be used in securing plans, which architects of all countries will be invited to submit. The baneful Influence of the Hoodoo Is again apparent In the returns from both city and county. Influence is per haps too good a word to apply to the ef fect that, the espousal of a cause by the Times brings about. The Republicans In both city and county have lost thous ands of votes in the election just over. The revolting campaign of abuse, vln dlctiveness and falsification in which the Times delighted to Indulge, w as directly responsible for winning many voters for Bryan and free silver. The doubting Thomases ot the Ex press and the Times, not to mention the Hon. Will A. Harris, wUI doubtless not bother now to inspect the member ship roll of that splendid organization known as the Free Silver Republican club of Los Angeles. They have probably realized from the city ana county re turns how very true and substantial that membership of 5000 was. It was a very crude attempt to make political capital by casting discredit upon the officers of the club, who were perfectly I Justified in protecting their members from interference and intimidation. Four days before the election Julian Hawthorne thus wrote in reflection up on the contrast between the two presi dential candidates: On the one hand I saw the little glided, pinchbeck major, peekirsr and piping his complacent platitudes in his Canton cottage, appearing on his little porch and retiring from it like the pith figure in a weatht r box. On the other side I beheld Bryan, Standing like an oak. strong, fresh, sincere, beneficent, telling truth and do ing good to friend and foe alike, and actually fighting half this nation, and ■uccessfully, too, with nothing to help him but the honesty and wisdom of hi* I cause. It is not Hryan. but the Ameri can people, that 1* really on trial in this ! campaign, ftnd the 3d of November will t determine whether there Is more man hood and Independence In this country 5 than there ia cowardice and folly. L. Mr. Bryan has fought a good fight I and has been beaten, a fate that has be fallen many a just cause before. His campaign will be always conspicuous In i history because of the extraordinary \ Mergy and earnestness that oharaeter | Mad it. For three months the Demo eratlc candidate devoted every moment L«f hi* time to the propagation of the I'#Mp«i af free sliver, traveling many thousands of miles and delivering many hundreds of speeches to audiences of unprecedented numbers. It was a task that no man of less physical strength, of less enthusiasm and mental pluck could have attempted without breaking down. In all, since his nomina tion up to the time of the election, Mr. Bryan spoke in twenty-nine states, de livered over 500 speeches in about 420 cities and towns, and traveled nearly 20,000 miles. BRYAN'S DEFEAT "Right forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne. But the scaffold sways the Future, And behind 1 the dark unknown Standeth God within the shadow Keeping watch above His own." No great political question is ever set tled until it is settled right. The humanitarian conception of Wil liam Jennings Bryan and his followers that the rehabilitation of silver, as co equal redemption money with gold, is necessary to ameliorate the distressed condition of the masses all over the world, may or may not be correct, but certain it ist hat the great heart of the unbought and unselfish American people has throbbed in sympathy with the brave, brainy and gentle man from Ne braska, whl|e it Is equally certain that the really potential forces that have carried the election, and won a tempor ary victory, were marshaled and in spired by dangerous money manipula tors In the interest of organized greed. This is not to say that there were no honest, patriotic votes cast for William McKinley. The cry of "sound money" and "anti-repudiation" were catch phrases well calculated to Induce un questioning partisans to fall Into the lock-step of organization quite satisfied that the national honor would be sullied if the United States should decline to meet its coin obligations In gold alone. There were those, too, who were caught by the clap-trap of protectionism. a fetich worshiped by large numbers of good people who are so stupid they cannot see that the system involves a governmental favoritism which has brought about the great disparity of pecuniary conditions in this country that is now a menace to republican In stitutions. If "equal rights for all and special privileges for none" is to be ac cepted as a true maxim for the guidance of a free people no place can be found for the protection system In this repub lic. That system has given us the great money power in this country which has compassed the defeat of the idol of the plain people, William J. Bryan. That the peace-loving and patriotic millions who have followed Mr. Bryan to undeserved deteat will abide without violence the arbitrament of the ballot on last Tuesday is. of course, assured: but the cause of free silver Is not a "lost cause." Its advocates will continue to disseminate their propaganda by carry ing their crusade Into the benighted regions of the east, so that four years hence Mr. Bryan will not only sweep the south and west but also New England and the middle states. CONSTITUTIONAL AMEND MENTS There are two methods by which the people of a state can and do chan.re their state laws. One method, and that most frequently used, is in the enact ment of new laws or the amendment of old ones by the legislature. It Is a no torious fact that in every state the stat utes are burdened more or less with en actments either unjust or ridiculously absurd, or both. In either case they are SO difficult of enforcement as to be al most or quite "dead letter laws." The tendency of the age is strongly toward too much legislation. There is scarcely a legislative body that could not best serve the people by spending most of it: ofllcial time in repealing, pruning and simplifying a large percentage of the laws now existing. At the same time the law makers, whether members of a state legislature, a county board or a city council, should strive to disabuse their minds of the erroneous idea that the more laws and ordinances they grind out the better they will serve their constituents and the more fame they can win as local statesmen. Another obstacle in the way of secur ing such laws and only such as are wise and just Is the loose-jointed manner in which many of them are framed. Ow ing to defective wording many a good law is set aside by the courts. This is not strange, when the small intellectual cali ber and limited education of the average legislator Is considered. In view of'these facts It is always best when practicable for the people of a state to Improve their laws through the adoption of constitutional amendments. Each state constitution itself provides for that. The people of California have just voted on six different amendments to the organic law. Two years hence one or more amendments will doubtless come before the voters for adoption or rejection. The incoming legislature w ill be urged to submit at least one amendment that is of vital Importance to the people of this commonwealth. Our lawmakers at Sacramento are sure to be importuned to give the people an opportunity to make a radical change In our superla tively Inconsistent and oppressive tax laws. The existing system of raising public revenues is so palpably out cf harmony with justice and sound sense that It cannot retain the approval cf any . honest voter with brains enough to keep him otttside of an asylum for the feeble minded. Fully twelve thousand voters In the state have already signed petitions for such an amendment, and many thous ands more will do so before the new legislature opens business "at the old stand." Those petitions, backed by the personal appeals of many able, earnest tax reformers, will be sufficient, it is ex pected, to secure the adoption of a joint resolution submitting the desired amendment. Such a demand is so reas onable that it would seem as If no mem ber of the legislature would oppose It unless he had recklessly determined to commit political suicide. What the people of California need is an educational campaign on the great question of fiscal reform. With such an amendment as is proposed! there will be opportunity for studying- and die .LOS AXGrELKS HERALD: FRIDAY MORXIXG, XOVEMBEB 6, 1896. cussing the subject In all its phases for nearly two years, and during a period when there will be no presidential campaign or other fierce partisan con tentions to divert public thought from an Issue vastly more important than the question of who shall till the offices. The culmination of such a campaign ought to be the adoption of a fiscal policy that will remove all barriers now in the way of California's advance to the goal of real and permanent prosperity. AN ECONOMIC DANGER The fires that waged such a destruc tive warfare upon the forests of South ern California a few weeks ago were not. In the heat of the political discus sion which occupied the minds of men, regarded with the attention that their dangerous urgency demanded. The damage that was done is Incalculable, and the pity of it is that a small measure of "proper prevention would have ren dered such devastation impossible. Mr. Abbot Kinney, through the medium ot The Herald, was the first to point out to the public the gravity of the danger and to suggest a system of patrols to prevent it. This same student of and authority on forestry contributes a timely and valuable paper to the November Land of Sunshine, from which the following are extracts: A forest tire creates a feeling of re sentment In the lover of nature. The destruction of beauty, the deterioration of scenery and the long enduring ugly scars are all a source of pain to a decent man. The sportsman is hurt by the lorest fire. Such tires destroy animal food, kill the young, and reduce the game. Fires kill fish in three ways— by actual boiling (as recently in the North Fork of the San Gabriel), by re duced or dried up streams inefficient to hold them, and by floods from burned watersheds, full of mud, which suffocate the fish. These things are quite enough to war rant a reasonable system to prevent such injuries. Every year our moun tains and their forests, fish, game ar.d tonic climate, are more and more sought. Their beauties are an attraction to the tourist and a valuable asset to the com munity. But this Is by no means all. We do not have to appeal to the lover of nature or the lover of sport, or to the hotel keeper, real estate man or cli mate seeker on this forest fire question. The forest fire is of the first importance as an economic danger to Southern Cali fornia. The destruction of wood and timber is in some sections important, as standing forests of dead, white skel eton trees testify on Grayback and San Bernardino. But this is not the great danger of damage of our forest fires. The danger is to the water sheds. A forest fire burns brush, trees, ard, what is more Important to the water shed, tho humus or forest soil. The water holding capacity of the steep mountain sides is reduced. The rainfall cannot be so well retained and absorbed on a devas tated, fire-swept mountain as on the same area forest-covered. I visited the mountains this summer immediately after the great fire on the south side of the Santa Ana water shed. The south side alone was burned. A heavy summer rain had put the fire out. Every gully and canyon from the burned district showed marked flood action. The Sar.ta Ana had been so filled with mud that many of the trout had been smothered. Sand, roots, cin ders and rubbish were in strong evi dence. I saw no marks of flood action on the north or unburned side. The streams on that side were clear, while those on the south were muddy drib let?. Forest fires on the steep mountains of Southern California are a menace to the productive capacity of the country. The resulting floods will destroy much of our good lands. The resulting drouths w ill deprive us of necessary water, and the denuded mountains will deteriorate our climate. These fires are wasteful and w holly unnecessary. They can be stopped._and we ought to see that they are stopped. From present Indications woman suf frage in California has received a tem porary setback, but both Los Angeles and San Diego counties did their share for woman's "emancipation." Johann Most and his anarchistic fol lowing doubtless contributed to swell New York's majority for McKinley. He should be recognized with a cabinet ap pointment. The election is over. Now for a re vival of business. NEXT TIME. The following was the closing para graph of a speech mad? by Hon. Thomas R. Stockdale of Mississippi in the house of representatives Monday, August 21, 1893: When you sound the long roll and start eastward lo demonetize the money of the people and hand them over to the masters, when you get your column In motion you will find a few followers straggling across the Long Bridge, and some few will come from the west and stand upon the top of the Alleghanies doubting whether to come down or go back, but when they see what your contention is and your objects, they will say: Israel is joined to his idols, let go. (Laughter.) I say tnat the Demo cratic party will live and will have sil ver coinage, with or without the east ern Democrats. We will erect a uni versity west of the mountains and teach better ethics than subserviency to Eng lish policies. We will arouse the peo ple from the lakes to the gulf. We will wind the bugle blast from the Rocky mountains to the Alleghanies, and from the Golden Gate rounding the Sierras to the Atlantic shores, and with the votes from 47,000.000 people, nearly all Democrats, we will come across here In 1898 with a Democratic president.with a Democratic house, and with a Demo cratic senate. (Laughter and applause.) We will bring them with v's, and we will take free coinage of silver home with us. (Applause.) £375 A LINE. James Smith, one of the authors of the celebrated Rejected Addresses, was bet ter paid for a trifling exertion of his versatile muse than any poet since the world began. One day he met the late Mr. Strachan, the king's printer, at a dinner party, and found him suffering from guut and old age, though his in tellectual faculties remained unimpair ed. The next morning he transmitted to him the following jell d'esprit: Your lower limbs seemed far from stout, When last 1 saw you walk: The cause I presently found out, When you began lo talk. The power that props the body's length, In due proportion spread. In you mounts upward, and the strength All settles In the head. This compliment proved so highly acceptable to the old gentleman that he made an immediate codicil to his will, by which he bequeathed to the writer the sum of three thousand pounds, be ing at the rate of three hundred and sev enty-five pounds sterling for each line. —Pearson's Weekly. A GERMAN JOHN STETSON. The Germans now- have an odd char acter, says the Detroit Free Press, a cer tain baron, who is made responsible for many absurd and ludicrous things. Whenever anything particularly stu pid or whimsical happens It Is straight way attributed to the baron. Conse quently many amusing stories are re lated of the baron, just as in this coun i try all kinds of mistakes have been heaped upon the shoulders of the late John Stetson, the theatrical man. At one time the baron went to Venice, and seeing the pigeons on St. Mark's paus ed In wonder and began to count them. He was getting on nicely with his calcu lation when some one tapped him on the shoulder. "Here, you," said a stern-faced bri gand, "are you counting those pigeons?" "I was," replied the baron, humbly. "Do you not know It is against the law of the country?" "I was not aware of It, goor sir." "Very well, you will have to pay me one lire for every pigeon you counted." "If that Is the law, here are forty lire," responded the baron, counting out the innnoj-. The brigand looked over It carefully and took his departure. Then the baron became convulsed with merriment and shook his fists boisterously after the re treating figure. "Fool! Idiot!" he exclaimed. "I gave you forty lire and I counted 160 pigeons. " THE SULTAN'S TORTURE CHAM BERS. The following Is an account, from a resident of Constantinople, of the vari ous tortures which Armenians now in the sultan's prisons are being forced to undergo. Some of them are so horrible in their infernal barbarity that one dare not describe them; others, no less hor rible, are unfit for general publication; but some do admit of a modified de scription, ard the reader must read be tween the lines and fill in the blanks for himself. There are dozens of other methods of torture, almost too common to excite comment. The twitch ir. made of two pieces of wood, with a cord passed through one end and forming a loop. This used to be employed in England to hold refrac tory horses if it was necessary to admin ister medicine. When an Armenian is safely in prison and will not speak out, the twitch Is applied In exactly the same way, until the cord cuts Into the flesh and the blood spurts. Two pieces of flat board, with a couple of notches on each side of the board, are fastened together just like a pair of nut crackers, and then used to compress certain parts of the body. Eggs are boiled hard, and while In tensely hot are InsertejJ, under the arm pits and between the legs of the obsti nate Armenians. His arms and legs are bound tightly and the eggs changed w hen they bc-gir. to cool. Mashers are the little tongs used to lift pieces of charcoal from open fires in mangols. These tongs are made redhot and applied to the body In the same way that Edward II was done to death in Berkeley castle. At the Turkish prisons In Constanti nople the chair torture is in daily force as applied to recalcitrant Armenians who will not speak out regarding the whereabouts of their fellow countrymen who are "wanted" by the officials. There Is a cell In every prison in which is a pit capable of holding water. An armchair is placed in this pit and the back of this chair is made to lean forward by means of screws. An Armenian is put into the chair and a band of Iron, the ends of which go through the holes o£ the chair, is fastened across his abdomen. The water is then let In and the chair screw ed forward until the man's head and shoulders are forced together. When the man's head is under water, he must either speak or drown. I have seen In Constantinople an un fortunate Armenian bound and thrust into a cesspool In the yard of the pris on. The ordinary procedure of the Turk ish officials Is to leave the victim until he sinks and is suffocated or else makes a sham confession. Iron bands are made, with a screw at the back, to go round the forehead, trunk and limbs; then the ends are screwed together and the unhappy Ar menian forced to speak. The man Is kept for a few- days until the marks have worn off and it Is impossible to say that he has been tortured. Another method of torture Is to sever the skin of the scalp and insert living vermin beneath it. Men have been known to go mad under this frightful torture. This mode of torturing imprisoned Armenian does not admit of publication in detail. A cord is tied round the feet and ankles of the unfortunate prisoner and the head and feet drawn up together. When the unfortunate man is in this position a horrible crime Is committed upon him by the Turkish officials. MANNERS OF MODERN WOMEN No careful observer of modern man ners can affirm that, In respect to the at titude which, as Macaulay says, "has been well defined as benevolence In small things," and fair system of give and take Is nowadays generally ob served between the sexes. For the courtesy which the man ren ders, as in duty bound, he has ceased to look for any kind of reciprocity; for tlie greater or lesser acts of service and self-subordination by which he pays his devoir at the feminine shrine he is agreeable surprised if he gets so much as a word of tnanks. Yet, although these things are so, the masculine complainants should not be in te>o great a hurry to decide that the evil they deplore Is a conscious or even an unconscious development of any theory of female "Independence." That it is, indeed, nothing of the kind is very easily demonstrated. And the proof lies In the patent and unquestionable fact that women—educated women—though they may not be rude to men, are very much ruder to one another. This ia, no doubt a hard saying, but it expresses, for all that, a truth which is daily re ceiving illustration at all times and In all places, It is not long since new and more stringent regulations were found imperatively necessary for the main tenance of order and decorum among ladies attending her majesty's drawing ruonis. Whatever amount of exag geration there may have been In the stories of furious anteroom "scrim mages," of torn gowns, lost tempers, disheveled hair and crushed bouquets which have gained currency from time to time in connection with these func tions, their foundation in actual fact admits of no dispute. Precisely the same spirit may be seen in operation by the observer of any crowd of well-dressed women, no mat ter what may be the occasion which has called them together. The fierce con tention for supremacy of place, the reckless disregard of others' rights, con venience and physical feelings, the utter selfishness and lack of sensibility where by those of the "gentler sex" display their gentleness to one another in such circumstances are, unfortunately, only too familiar. Manners, in the cant of day. are simply "not in it" with the de termination of the modern dame or dam sel to be. metaphorically speaking, in the front row and to keep others out of it. To take an example, one may learn a good deal as to her respect for the laws of polite consideration from her beha vior to smart weddings, whence she may not infrequently be seen forcing her way past officials, standing upon pew seats —to the entire obstruction of the view of those tiehind her— and conversing audibly during the progress of the ser vice. Here, It is true, she has an oppor tunity of annoying and inconviencing men as well as her own sex; but it is to the latter that her rudeness is at all times most readily and aggressively displayed. It is In shops, perhaps, that the deficiencies of feminine manners are, on the whole, exhibited as strikingly as anywhere, for here there are not only fellow purchasers with prior claims to attention to elbow aside, but female as sistants who can be harrassed and snub bed. It is to be feared that the cowardice which dictates this treatment of Infer iors is also responsible for the absence, between women of that restraint which controls, the relations of mutually unap preclative persons of the opposite sex. Woman's Insolence to woman, cannot, of course, be punished otherwise than In kind, and the consequece Is that she la able to make her weakness her strength, and to give the expression of her anti pathies the fullest and most unbridled license. TO BECOME A JEWESS TO MARRY. Gen. Belknap's Daughter's Engage ment Full of Troubles. The sensation of the week In this city was the report of the coming marriage of Miss Alice Belknap to Mr. Paul May of the Belgian legation. Miss Belknap Is the charming anel popular daughter of the late Gen. W. W. Belknap, who was secretary of war during the administra tion of President Grant. Mr. Paul May is one of the handsomest and best known young men In diplomatic circles. The uneven course of their wooing has had its full share of public attention for months past. The news that the differ ences df opinion of everybody concerned have been satisfactorily settled will come pleasantly to the ears of their friends. The principal opposition to the match, it is understood, came from the family of the young man. The Mays, who orig inally spelled their name with an "c," arc a power in Hebrew circles in Belgi um. Their social position is very high, and they have great wealth. The head of the family, who was abankerand ex consul general at San Francisco, died ten years ago. Paul, the younger son, who Is gifted In many ways, was bril liantly educated at Oxford. He chose a diplomatic career In preference to busi ness, and has been successful. He, of course, clings to the faith and traditions of his fathers, although his friends are to be found almost wholly In the ranks of the Christians, and he himself is said to be the only young man of his race in diplomatic circles. This difference of religion was the first obstacle to the marriage. The most serious opposition came from the Mays, who flatly refused to sanction the young man's choice of a wife. He went abroad last June to ar gue the question with them, but re turned to this country unsuccessful. Matters were in this condition until very recently, when, report says. Miss Bel knap suddenly made a decision which surprised society. She decided to adopt the faith of the man of her choice. It Is raid that she will shortly make an avow al of belief in the Jewish tenets and go through all the ceremonies* which her change of faith demands. Then the wed ding bells will be In order. Miss Belknap is several years the junior of her future lord and master. She belongs to the younger set of girls, known as the Daisy Chain set, owing to their Interest in fashionable charities. She was educated at the Convent of the Visitation in this city, and Is thorough ly accomplished as well as very popular socially. She Is a superb horsewoman and a familiar figure on Washington's avenues. She_has spent several summers at Bar HarTiTTrr-Tchere she has added to her social triumphs. Unfortunately the Belknaps have very little money, and this Is said to be another source of dis content to the wealthy and ambitious May family. It should be added here that Mrs. Bel knap, the mother of the young lady, publicly denies that an engagement ex ists between her daughter and Mr. May. She adds, however, that if the young couple are still in love at the end of six months, she will give her consent to their marriage. She is very fond of Mr. May, and admits that she could ask for no better match for her daughter.—New York World. COULDN'T BE BLUFFED. She Got $13 for the Accident to Her Old Man. I was at the railroad offices to see the manager, and while I waited for him a little, old women in a poke bonnet and a homespun dress and carrying a long used umbrella in her band came up stairs and, after looking around, she came up to me and said: "Wartin' to Bee the boss, I reckon?" "Yes." "So'm I. Ever met him befo'7" "Never." "Wall, I hey. He's a bluffer. He'll Jest try to out-holler yo'. If he can't do that he'll sulk like a mewl. If yo' don't seem to kear fur that, then he'll order yo' out. Then's the time yo' want to draw back yo'r umbreller, like this, and pint It at him, like this, and let him see he's got to cum down or you'll make a hole right threw him. Bin run over by the railroad?" "No." "Had dogs or cattle run over?" "No." "Wall, keep an eye on him In thar', and don't take no bluff." Half an hour later I met her down stairs. She had several greenbacks in her hand, and she seemed to be in a pleasant frame of mind, "Did you succeed?" I queried. "Yo' Jest shout that I did!" she re plied, shaking the money at me. "I went in thar' and crooked my finger at htm and sez: " 'Cum down. Tore ole railroad has smashed him all to squash and has to pay fer It!" " 'How much?' sez he. " 'Twenty dollars,' sez I. " 'Make It fifteen, or I punch!' " 'Wall, say fifteen.' " "And so you had a hog run over and got $15 for it?" I asked. "Hawg! Hawg! Who said hawg?" she demanded. "No, sah! The railroad ran over my ole man and scattered him along for seven miles, and I believe if I had stuck out fur $16 I'd hey got it plump down in my hand!"— New York World. GOOD ROADS IN ILLINOIS. Monmoulh township, Ills., enjoys the enviable distinction of being the first In the United States to put down a hard country road, and it is an honor of the highest order. Three thousand feet of brick pavement laid at an expense av eraging $5000 a mile in substantial and enduring form Is an evidence of pro gress that will attract universal public attention and interest. In this enter prise the people of that part of Illinois have set an example worthy of general emulation. It may seem an expensive roadway, but as a matter of fact It is more likely to prove a profitable invest ment and an economic expedient. That piece ot road will cost nothing for re pairs for years to come, and in bad weather or good it will afford comfort able wheeling for the farmers along the line who have produce to market, and farmers who have enterprise enough to build that kind of roads are certain to have plenty of produce to sell.—Kansas City Star. WIVES FOR WESTERN MINERS. The new mining camps on Trail and Boundary creeks in British Columbia are soon to receive a delegation |if young women from Canada, and each one will, it is expected, become a married woman almost as soon as she becomes a resi dent of the camp. The miners have be gun cleaning up around their cabins,and one or two of the men have even gon? so far as to send to this city for white shirts. During the last two years the camps have grown at a remarkable rate, and now the number of men greatly ex ceeds the number of women. The min ers arc nearly all big, handsome fellows, making good money, and they long for all the "comforts of home." The wo-' men already on the ground are about in the proportion of one to ten, and the husband of each is the envy of all the unmarried men. A NONOGENARIAN PREACHER. "Probably the oldest living preacher who is still actively engaged In the min istry Is Father Waugh of my town," said R. P. Cannon of Sonora, Cal. "He Is 90 years of age, and has been In the min istry for seventy years. He was raised in Virginia, and sixty years ago preached in Washington. He edited a religion* it "The Best Ii tlie c.hann?»t" « BOSTON goods STORE | J. W. ROBINSON CO. | £ Broadway-Opposite City Hail | WHOLESALE ( Telephons [ RETAIL > Third and Fourtli Fbors ( Main oo| ) Fir>i ail Fborj < Friday Special I Hen's Furnishing—Millinery I > W Do»en Men's Silk Dyed C. &S. half Hose. G?rman make, |7> r <[ C Hermsdorff Fast Black, regular price 40c. Sale price pair I<w2w ]» S Fancy trimmed Muslin Night Robes, worth 75c. 2Cr» 'I * Sale price each Out j, C Neckwear just received, correct styles, ri»ht make, Tecks, Imperial PA- < J Puffs, String Ties and Bows; worth up to ?i.OO. Sale price OUC J> 5 Men's Unlaundered Shirts, best values on the Coast, J > $ Six for $2.75, Six for $3.75, Six for $4.25, Six for $5.50 j \ I Millinery Department j; I Cloth Trimmed Dress Hats, J > % Hats, Latest Styles and j > ie . ... , prices from !' 1 for this sale J 1 FIRST FLOOR SECOND FLOOR ); Best selected and most perfect lines of Millinery in Los Angeles; prices the !> lowest. j > $100 in Gold Given Away To the lady or gentleman guessing the numtvr of seed* contained in the large sou ash In our show window. No charge for guessing. You do not have to purchase anything to guess. Fill out this blank, send It to us by mail, and we will return you your guessing carl duplicate, ol' the register on our book. Each person allowed one guess only. Weight of squash, 186 poutuls. Hie Guess Address Ttt'l.ES FOR GUESSING—The squash will be cut Christmas Eve In our show Iwlndow, before tho full view of the public; seeds counted by a committee of the press, ani winner declared before they leave the window. This Is an advertisement for our house and is straight and without deception In any way. Call and see our window and the squash. Look at our stock and say, "How do you do?' 1 Wo can dress you like a prince forils to order; like a king, |i".50; English clay Diagonal to order. Oreat Wholesale Tailor* |* flfl ffo If, Cf\ 248 South Broadway, to tbe People DUIIcUU VV UUICU VU, Near Third Street J.os Angeles Berajq, , Capsules=Grant's System Tonic=Per Box, 50c , j — 2 v Election Is Over, So— ► 7 A. J* S Taint no use to cry, jj.b yv c •go Taint no use to fret; a 3 s " |2 | A feller won't live no longer S n" E " gf By gettin' all upset. a t 8 wa otZ Try one box; it will right you. *§. N X —J. A. COMER. 5* v X . s Per Box==Grant's Hystic Salve 50c T M. W. STIMSON, Prsst. WM. FERGUSON. Vlce-Prest. W. E. Mc VAY, Cashier. Open an Account with the Union Bank of Savings Directors 223 Soutb Sprlng street M. W. STIMSON wm -r E m GU b S a°k ER Los Angeles, Cal. S. H, MOTT — A. E. POMEROY R. H. F. variel Five per cent interest paid on term deposits SR. KELLAM • JUBHCHHNT THILOR Suits to order 113.00 and up I Pants to order (3.00 aud up | Overcoat to order..... Jis.ro and up 362 South BroaJway paper, which was so pronounced in its anti-slavery views that he was com pelled to leave Virginia, going to Mis souri, and taking his pulpit decidedly Into politics during the troublous tin-.es of the Missouri compromise discussion. Again he left, by request, and went over land to Sonora, where he has resided ever since. Now, at the age of 90 years, he attends all conferences of the Meth odist church, looking hale and hearty, and feeling, as he says, 'like a boy.' He knows almost all of the Indians left In Southern California personally, and ;s almost worshiped by them."—Washing ton Star. SEES ONLY IN THE DARK. "I know a boy who has a peculiar de fect in his eyesight." said A. C. Law rence of Rappahannock county. Va. "His name is Eddie Howe, and the story can be substantiated by almost any cit izen of my county. From birth the boy was supposed to be practically blind, and he was 5 or 6 years old before the discovery was made that, while he could not see In daylight, everything bc-inpr blurred, and his eyes unable to bear the glare, he could see well at night. When the boy was 5 or 6 years old. his father bought a pair of red-top boots for him, and took them into his son's room in the dark, expecting to leave them and have the boy surprised when he felt them, but Eddie said: 'Oh, father, what pretty boots, and. copper toes, too.' As the father could not see the boots. It was so dark, he began to investigate and found that the boy could see. The r.ext morn ing the lad was blind again, and since then a great many oculists have been consulted. None of them has been able to cure the defect or even determine what caused the peculiar condition."— Washington Star. HANNA'S BROAD G RIN. Should Major McKinley be elected, fancy the smile that will illume the gentle and refined countenance of Mr. Mark Hanna and the I-told-you-so tone in which he will observe to the states men around him: "Who gays It hurts a man in politics if he jumps on labor with both feet between campaigns?"— New York Journal. FUN IN PROSPECT. The Chicago footpads crack jnVes as they rob their victims. If the c ooks in that town continue to progress they win be soon throwing in a vaudeville per formance with each hold-up.—Washing ton Post. IT IS REFRESHING. It Is refreshing to hear Bourke Cock ; ran's denunciation of the income tax. Cockran denounced and voted for this tax in the Fifty-third congress.—Wash ington Post. GOIN" HOME TO MARY. Birds seem singin' all the way: Gum' home to Mary; ? * Rusts on a winter's day, Goin' home to Mary. 1 can h'. it my heart keep time With the bells that sweetly chime; Happiest tnah that lives when liv Gum' home to Mary. Far away her smile I see, Goin' home to Mary. How it lights the way for me, Goin' home to Mary. There In groves where nests the dove, In a cot with blooms above, yiill she lights ihe lamp o' love—• Goin' home to Mary. Down the walk come patterln' feet. Coin' home to Mary. Children's arms ar.d kisses sweet. Gain' home to Mary. Rob comes olimbln* to my knee, ' Kalie wants a kiys from me; "Lov-es me all the world." says she. Home with love an' Mary. , Shine the lights forcvermore, Goin' home to Mary. Love still leadw m<; to thed'oor, Goin' home to Mary. Fcr her sake my toil is sweet, For her sake my heart'll beat, T'U it's dust beneath her feet— Goin' home to Mary. —Frank L. Stanton. THE SILENCE OF LIFE, Oh, inexpressible us sweet, Lcve takes my voice away: I cannot tell thee, when we meet. What most I long to say. But hadst thou hearing In thy heart To know what beats in mine, Then shouldst thou walk, where'er thou art. In melodies divine. (~..■ » Bo warbling birds life higher notes, Than to our ears belong: The music »;h. their throbbing throats, But silence .steals ih? song. —George E. Woodtierry. Aran! alas! for the days gone by Of tin- naming i lu-tk and Hushing eye: Of 'In timid touch of the linger Hps 111" the petals blown from the poppy lips! Whin days were dreams, and nights were long. Ami lik- n.-.we .1 en like a river's song, Under a June day's golden shy— Alas! alas! for tho tiuys gone by. Alas! alas! for the days pone by. Ami. alas. tha\ our youth should ever diet Good fortune may come, and evil may go. But nothing can woo back south we know. . Youih. with its fragrance, charm and flush. , Goes, like the lyric of last year s thrush. Youth w ill laugh when it hears age sing- Alas! alas! for the days gone by. —John Ernest McCaa*.