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THE Herald
The Herald Publishing Company
President and. Gen«ral Manager.
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ing, Chicago.
628 Market street, opposite Palace hotel.
State of California, County of Los Ange
L. M. Holt, superintendent of circulation
of the Los Angeles Daily Herald, being
Brst duly sworn, deposes and says: That
for the five months from February 1, 1897,
to June 30, 1897 (inclusive), the total circu
lation of the said Dally Herald was 1.290,635
copies, being an average daily circulation
Of 8604.
That the week-day circulation during the
above time was 1,071,067, being a daily aver
age of 8300 copies
That the Sunday circulation during the
above time was 210,059, bein? an overage fee
each Sunday of 10:431.
Superintendent of Circulation.
Subscribed and sworn to jefore me this
18th day ot July, 1897.
Notary Public ln ar.d to - the i cun'j of Los
Angeles. State of Call irnia.
The tragedy of Friday was "ollowed by
the settlement of the miners's'."ike, the
men agreeing to accept the eomproiiliw
rate of 65 cents offered by the operators
tor the remainder cf the year. This
prompt action was undoubted.!}' hasten
ed by the sad occurrence at Latimer, and
the fear that a continuation of the strike
might lead to further disturbances. The
lettlement includes the greater part of
the district affected, and it is probable
that when the time comes for the miners
to go to work those who are yet holding
sut will have accepted the decision, of
the majority.
The outcome must fie res" ed as a
victory for the men, even t Jgh it was
gained at such a fearful cost. The ad
vance gained by the miners is small, but
It will help, even though they may not
live in what an American workitigmar,
would call comfort.
The verdict of the general public, which
has had better opportunities, for getting
it the facts regarding labor troubles if.
the mining districts than it has had be
fore, w-ill be in favor of the men. It is
to be greatly deprecated that in a coun
try like ours the conditions have beet:
Rich as to make the strike and the
tragedy at Latimer possible. It has
furnished food for thought, and should
become the mainspring of future action.
The policies, the systems, the laws, or the
tack of laws, that produced Latimer
should have investigation in the minds of
111 intelligent citizens, be they employes
Dr employed, who have the interests of
the country at heart.
It Is probable that government by in
lunction will, be more restricted in the
future. Its reign has been brief, but
the results have been most alarming. It
Is not to be inferred, nor !s it to be de
sired, that injunction as an instrument
»f the courts in maintaining the laws is
to be done away with. But let us hav:
no more such injunctions as those issued
»y the West Virginia and Pennsylvania
judges against the striking miners.
The convict problem is the chief thing
that vexes the people of Georgia today.
For the past thirty years the state has
been leasing out the labor of its convicts
to contractors and the abuses of the sys
tem have become so great that they are
llmost Incredible. It Is doubtful if they
were approached in the worst slavery
days. There are something like UiiOO con
iricts in the state, and it is reported tha:
Qovernor Atkinson has threatened to
pardon them all unless something is done
to ameliorate their condition.
The taskmasters of the convicts, the
leasers, put them to work in wretched
camps, where the commonest decencies
»re disregarded and where the food is
unwholesome and insufficient. The work
It of the hardest kind, the hours are very
long and the punishments frightfully
severe. The convicts are lashed without
mercy. In brief, a convict camp in
Georgia Is a veritable hell on earth.
Tha convict lease* expire in 1899. In
the meantime public sentiment has be
come so aroused in. the state that some
thing will probably be done, to the entire
elimination of the wretched leasing sys
tem. The legislature meets next month
and Governor Atkinson has approved a
plan formulated by Principal Keeper
Turner, which will be submitted to that
body. It provides for the purchase of
5000 or more acres of land on which a
model penitentiary building should be
constructed. Here all the female con
victs, boys and infirm men would be put
at farm work, the penitentiary to be
built by the_convicts and the remaining
1800 convicts to be leased, on a new sys
tem that would give the state authority
over the leased convicts in the state to
provide work for the lessees; the state
to provide for their maintenance and
This plan would undoubtedly remedy
some of the existing abuses, but a letter
from Atlanta to the New York Evening
Post says it is not likely that it will be
adopted. The lease system has become
so odious to the people of the state that
they want it done away with altogether.
Organized labor is also opposed to it.
The pricipal factor in the opposition,
how ever, is the growing demand for con
vict labor on. the public roads. In North
Carolina the road construction and. work
In twenty-six counties has been done by
convict labor for the last five years. The
penitentiary and farm idea may be
adopted, as well as the road building
plan, but It Is becoming evident that the
leasing system must go.
The bureau of statistics publishes a
statement of facts and figures touching
the increase of the foreign commerce of
the United States for the fiscal year
ended June 30, 1597, that is of great in
terest as a sign of returning prosperity,
It seems that the United States sold
$20,000,000 more wheat abroad in the
fiscal year 1897 than In 1896; $40,500,000
more cotton; nearly $12,000,000 more
opper; $16,300,000 more Iron and steel
oods; $7,700,000 more wood; $1,600,000
tore zinc; $17,000,000 more corn; $3,800,-
000 more flaxseed. Even our export
trade in fruits increased $2,060,000, and
our sales of bicycles abroad expanded
On the other hand, the statement dis
closes the economic fact that our peo
ple bought less furs last year from for
eign countries by over $3,000,000; they
bought $400,000 less of gloves, $4,200,000
less of Jewelry, $245,000 less of wine, and
nearly $7,000,000 less of tobacco. But
they bought $850,000 more of ardent
spirits, $2,100,000 more of tea and nearly
$780,000 more of foreign toys.
Now, our Republican friends will in
sist, of course, that all this gratifying
increase in our foreign trade is the ef
fect of a high protective tariff. Not a
bit of it! We may quote just here what
the Pittsburg Post (Democrat) has to
say in this connection: Under the
caption, "Facts for Calamity Croakers,"
I that, paper says:
"It pleased the iron and' steel man of
Pittsburg and vicinity, many of whom
are what is called political manufac
turers, to attack the Wilson law with
virulence, predicting it would re
sult ln dismantled mills, smokeless fur
naces and hosts of unemployed. Let
us see how the iron and steel business
has prospered under the Wilson law as
compared with the productiveness under
the McKinley law:
Iron and steel under the McKinley
Exports. Imports.
1892 $28,800,930 $28,420,747
1893 " 30,107,157 34,450,734
Iron and steel under the Wilson law:
Exports. Imports.
189 6 $41,100,577 $25,335,103
1597 57,497,305 16,090,681
Let readers of The Herald, bear in
mind! that the Wilson law was in force
through the whole fiscal year ended
June 30, 1897, and that the increase ln
our foreign trade and increase in our
national revenue occurred while that
law was in force.
The Post continues:
The extraordinary Increase of exports
of iron and steel under the Wilson
tariff is striking, and should cover with
confusion the influential and pompous
citizens hereabouts who a few yesrs
ago were predicting and croaking
calamity as its assured results. In 1897,
for one year, we exported very nearly
as much of manufactures of iron and
steel under the Wilson iaw as we did
In two years under the McKinley law.
Further, while for ISH2 and 1593, under
the McKinley law, the balance of trade
was against us in the iron and steel
business to the extent of $2,963,304, under
the first full fiscal year of the Wilson
law we sold abroad iron and steel to
the extent of $07,223,3! iS more than we
bought abroad. Take note of these
There are other "influential and
pompous citizens," as well as those of
Pittsburg, who should take note of the
•eloquent figures set forth above. If
anything can confute misrepresentation
as to the benefits of high protective
tariff, it is the logic of facts and figures.
Should the island of Cuba re
main a dependency ot Spain its
future condition will be as it has
been in the past, except, posjfbly,
more liberal political privileges may be
accorded. Spain holds on to Cuba for
revenue merely, and so far as taxation if-:
concerned on account of Spanish neces
sities the burden will be more oppressiv;
than ever.
But the situation is such that it seems
almost certain that Cuba will soon be
come a free and independent state, and
her future is to be considered upon the
hypothesis that that will be the outcome
of the exciting struggle.
That the government which will be es
tablished by the Cuban people will be
republican in form is beyond rational
doubt, but the serious question is are
they fitted for successful self-govern
ment? The blacks are in large numer
ical preponderance, and they are less
civilized and Intelligent than the negroes
of the United States were when the right
of suffrage was conferred upon them.
It seems not impossible that the govern-
ment to be founded will be based, on lim
ited suffrage, but will the blacks submit
complacently to disfranchisement in
whole or in large percentage?
The negro question is not the worst
ne that will be presented. Much bitter
feeling must have been engendered be
tween the insurgents and that portion
of the population that has remained loyal
to Spain, and will they not engage in
warfare among themselves either forci
ble or political? As the Spaniards are
easily provoked to violence there is
ground for fear that the hostile elements
will come to blows, and keep up serious
disturbances for an indefinite period.
The long and merciless war has frapov
erished the country, and the distressful
condition will have a tendency to pro
mote turbulence. Every country in the
western hemisphere, which has revolted
and achieved freedom from Spanish
rule, has passed through a series of rev
olutions and disorders before anything
like a stable government hasbeen estab
lished; in fact, none of them have be
come exempt from tuimoils up to this
day. Scrambling for ascendency and
internecine fighting seem to be In
herent in Spanish blood.
It Is a matter of interest to the whole
world that Cuba should speedily recuper
ate and become prosperous, which will
not take place unless the government
established shall be able to maintain
peace and order, and adopt such policies
as will promote industrial and commer
cial development.
While the government of this country
has been cold toward the Cuban patri
ots, the American, people very gener
ally have warmly sympathized with
them. From our citizens they have re
ceived material aid, and the Cuban patri
ots in turn regard this country with the
greatest favor. When the Island becomes
Independent it would be natural that the
mutuality of friendship should lead to
suggestions of annexation to this coun
try. This will especially hold should there
be failure on the part of the Cuban peo
ple to found and maintain a satisfactory
government—one that will effectually
protect life and property. The measure
will be pressed more energetically, and
will be less resisted, should Hawaii be
annexed. No nation is so deeply Inter
ested in Cuban affairs as this, and the
commercial reasons for her annexation
are immeasurably stronger than for an
nexation of Hawaii, to say nothing about
the difference in geographical positions
When we have once started on a career
of territorial aggrandizement beyond the
continent it will be hard for us to stop
when importuned by a people who de
sire to put themselves under our protect
ing aegis. Should, this country be blessed
with a large measure of prosperity it Is
difficult to foresee what it may do under
impulsion of the dream of "manifest dies
tiny." It is in prosperity that people are
most liable to lose their heads.
Bryan always seems to be on hand
whenever there is any free advertising
to be obtained. His participation in the
big Kansas train wreck is a good cam
paign card.—Oakland Tribune.
The Tribune is very bright It sees
through a knothole quicker than an
X-ray. But the Tribune did not go far
enough. It should have advanced a
theory that the wreck was a put up Job
for the purpose of giving Mr. Bryan the
aforesaid free advertising. It need not
have charged that the promoters really
intended to kill a dozen people and de
stroy a hundred thousand dollars' worth
of property, but that could have gone
on the score of accident. It is safe to
say, however, that, knowing the Trib
une's unerring hindsight, the scheme
will never be tried again by Mr. Bryan's
The exports of corn from thecountry so
far this year, according to figures pre
sented by the Boston Globe, have been
115,000.000 bushels, against 64,000,000
bushels last year. The foreign nations,
appear to be acknowledging the corn at
last. The scarcity of wheat this year
will ter.d to popularize corn as food, and
when it Is once established it takes car?
of itself. It is not at all likely that the
western farmers will burn corn for fuel
this year. It will be cheaper for them
to buy coal, and they will have the money
to buy it with
Commander Booth-Tucker of the Sal
vation Army has been so far so success
ful in his colonization project that he will
be able to put his plans into practice at
once. California has properly been se
lected as the field of the first experiment.
At least $100,000 will be spent in estab
lishing the first colony. If colonization,
co-operation and the plan to get peopl;
from the city into the country is not suc
cessful under such favorable auspices,
it may as well be given up altogether.
It now develops that the 18-year-old
colored woman who claimed to have pre
sented her husband with four pairs of
twins upon different occasions In a short
but eventful life, was like the boy In the
story—she lied. Some of Missouri's
prosperity brag will have to be discounted
ir. proportion.
Charles P. Hayt hasbeen renomlnatec'.
for chief Justice of Colorado. Since that
time the papers have spelled his name
Hart, Hoyt, Hate. Halt and Hoyd, and
now the honorable chief Justice is not
sure but that some other man was nomi
nated, after all.
The New York Times says that Gen
eral Weyler might get shot by accident
some day. Nonsense. If Weyler is ever
shot there will be no accident about the
The new London waistcoat, or, as com
mon folks know It, the vest, Is, ln ap
pearance, a cross between a war map of
the Khybar pass and a Spanish trocha
in Cuba. It la aa sensational aa a police
item in a yellow newspaper, and war
ranted to produce indigestion ln the
wearer Inside of five minutes.
| In 1891 the Argentine Republic exported
56,000,000 bushels of wheat. This year
she is sending larger orders for bread
stuffs to Canada. This is. Indeed, an
exceptional year.
A California man has Just married an
Ohio girl to whom he had been engaged
for nearly thirty years. He must have
had a tip that Colonel Charlotte Smith
was on the warpath
A week has pase«d without an appeal
to the United States supreme court by a
California murderer. Has the crop
The New York Mail and Express,
which used to present its readers with a
Bible text every day, has substituted art
Jim Corbett is making more money
playlng baseball than he did by prize
fighting. He can afford to reform.
If we don't look out the London Daily
Mail will declare war against the United
The American educator is still at lib
erty to own a conscience and practice
self respect.
The fellows who didnf bet on the
Futurity didn't lose a cent.
Bryan in the Wreck
Mr. Bryan's helpful kindness toward
the injured in the Kansas railway acci
dent of Wednesday was probably only
what any good citizen would have done
under like circumstances. There was
nothing extraordinary in a passenger
who had escaped unhurt lending a hand
to those who were less fortunate, even
though the uninjured traveler chanced to
be a former presidential candidate. The
Incident merely shows that Mr. Bryan
Is a kind-hearted gentleman—which has
never been questioned—but to many per
sons probably the ex-candidate has
shown himself through this episode In a
more pleasant light than any in which he
has ever appeared before.—San Diego
A Warm Welcome
The people of Visalia and of Tulare i
county extend a cordial greeting to the
directors of the San Francisco and San
Joaquin Valley Railway company. We
were glad to see you when you first came
here to look at the country to see whether
or not you wanted, to build your railroad
to this city, arid we welcome you here
on the day that the road is completed.
It is to be hoped that when the officers ol
the company visit Visalia again they will
find the patrons of the road as anxious
to show their appreciation of the men
who put up their money and gave their
time to build a competing railroad, as
they are today.—Visalia Times.
For Road Reform
The California Goodroads league has
been organized to conduct the agitation
in behalf of road reform. The reader
will notice the consolidation of the ad
name "Goodroads," and this is said to i
be the device of the president of the new
organization, Mr. Seth Mann of thiscity,
who says we have things called roads,
but they are not what the league advo
cates, and that the idea of "good roads"
is definite enough to be entitled to ex
pression! in a single word, even if two
parts of speech have to be Joined to
gether to make it.—Oakland Enquirer.
Size of Lemon Boxes
It 1b to be hoped that fruit growers of
California will agree as soon as possible
or, a standard size for their lemon boxes.
As it is, lemons are shipped, in boxes of
five or more different sizes, and sooner or
later this question of the size of the box
is certain to lead to trouble.—San Diego
A Man, Every Inch of Him
President Andrews showed himself a
man, every inch of him, when he peremp
torily refused to withdraw his resigna
tion, which he had handed in to Bro#n
university. He is too broad-minded a
man to be employed by such a narrowly
contracted institution.—Sacramento Bee. |
The Pomona Pake Is Traveling
The New Jersey mosquito will now
have to take a backseat. The Pomona
mosquito is its lawful successor. A
man in Pomona was stung by a mosquito
the other day and his life Isdespaired.of.
—San Bernardino Times-Index.
The Holiday Season
This week has three holidays, Sunday,
Labor day and Admission day. Next
week will also begin , with a holiday,
making four holidays in eight consecu
tive days.—Long Beach Eye.
Never Touched Him
The prosperity that is coming does not
seem to have touched the coal miner.—
Santa Barbara Independent.
No Claim
A young man presents himself at the
office of an accident insurance company.
He wears a bandage over the eye and is
supporting himself feebly upon crutches.
"I come," he says, "to claim the indem
nity due me by virtue of my policy. The
other day I fell from a staircase, at a
great height, and sustained Injuries which
will incapacitate me for work at least 1
during one month."
The Manager: "Young man, your case
hns been thoroughly Investigateed. and
it is found that you are not entitled to an
indemnity. Tours cannot be called an ac
cident. You knew very well when you en-,
tered the house that the husband of the
young lady was at home."
(It will be seen that the French version
of this Joke differs from the American. In
this country it always reads, "father of the
young lady.")—L'Argus.
Of the two stamps first issued Wash- I
ington's portrait was on the 10-cent and
Franklin's on the other. Since that time
the various issues of the United StaU'i'
stamps would furnish a unique portrait
gallery, showing the faces of forty-eight
noted Americans. Washington appears
on twenty-five issues, while Lincoln's
picture is on -vety issues since ISG6, ex
cept the Columbian series.
A. Slimmer, lowa's greatest philan
thropist, hae given to hi* relatives and
to charity over $1,000,000, yet has refused
to have his name or his picture handed
down to posterity through them. He has
named one hospital fund after an old
lady ln the town In which he lives, Wa
i verly, lowa,
! (The Herald under this heading prints
communications, but does not assume re
sponsibility for the sentiments expressed
Correspondents are requested to cultivate
brevity as far as Is consistent with the
proper expression of their views-.)
Yellow Fever
To the Editor of the Los Angeles
Herald: Relative to the recent excite
ment in New Orleans over yellow fever.
It may be of interest to some of your
readers to peruse the following descrip
tion, which is taken from Harpers' Mag
azine for November, 1853. In past years
the mortality from yellow fever in New
Orleans exceeded that from any epidem
ic that has ever raged in a civilized com
munity. The following excerpts are from
an entirely trustworthy writer and give
some of the facts of the yellow fever
season of 1853, the most fatal year ever
"Commencing on the Ist of August
with 106 deaths by yellow fever, 143 by
all diseases, the number increased daily
until for the first week ended on the 7th
they amounted to 909 deaths by yellow
fever, 1186 by all diseases. The next week
showed a continued increase—l2Bß yel
low fever, 1526 by all diseases. This was
believed to have been, the maximum.
There had been nothing to equal it in
i the history of any previous epidemics
and no one believed it could be exceeded.
But the next week gave a mournful
refutation of these predictions and cal
culations, for that ever memorable week
the total deaths were 1575, of yellow fev
er 1346. But the next week commenced
more gloomily still. The deaths on the
22d of August were 283 of all diseases.
239 of yellow fever. This proved to be
the maximum mortality of the season.
From this it began, to slowly decrease.
The month of August exhibited a grand
total of 5122 deaths by yellow fever and
nearly 7000 deaths of all diseases. Look
ing back from the 6th of September (at
which time these notes are transcribed)
we find that the whole number of deaths
by yellow fever, from its first appear
ance on the 28th of May, were 7189;
deaths from all diseases, 9941.
"But do these figures include all the
deaths? Alas! no. Hundreds have been
buried of whom no note was taken, n.o
record kept. Hundreds have died away
from the city, in attempting to lly from
it. Every steamer up the river contrib
uted its share to the hecatombs of vic
tims of the pestilence. Nor do these re
turns include those w-ho died in the sub
urbs, in the town of Algiers and in the
villages of Gretna and Carrollton. But
even, these figures, deficient as they are,
need no additions to swell them into
proofs that the most destructive plague
of modern times has Just wreaked its
vengeance upon New Orleans.
"No language can overstate the ter
rors of such a visitation. Funeral pro
cessions crowded every street. No ve
hicles could be seen except doctors' cabs
and coaches passing to and from the
cemeteries, and hearses, often solitary,
taking their way toward those gloomy
destinations. The hum of trade was
hushed. The levee was a desert. The
streets, wont to shine with fashion and
beauty, were silent. The tombs—the
home of the dead—were the only places
where there was life, where crowds as
sembled, where the incessant rumbling
of carriages, the trampling of feet, tffe
murmur of voices and all the signs of
active, stirring life could, be seen.
nj'WAatiH terrible jiiseasal Tarriwi—u»
in the quiet, serpent-like manner in
which it gradually winds its folds
around its victim, beguiles him by its
deceptive wiles, cheatshis judgment and
senses and then consigns him to grim
death. Not like the plague, with its red
spot, its maddening fever, its wild de
lirium and stupor; not like the cholera,
in, violent spasms and prostrating pains,
is the approach of the vomita It as
sumes the guise of the most/ordinary
disease which flesh is heir to—a cold, a
slight chill, a headache, a slight fever,
and, after a while, pains in the back.
Surely there is nothing in these. 'I won't
lay by for them,' says the misguided vic
tim; the poor laborer cannot afford to
do so. Instead of going to bed, sending
for a nurse and doctor, taklnga mustard
bath and a cathartic, he remains at his
post until it is too late. He has reached
the crisis of the disease before he is
aware of its existence. The chances are
thus against him. The fever mountsrap
idly and the poison pervades his whole
system. He tosses and rolls on his bed
and raves in agony. Thus he continues
for thirty-six hours. Then the fever
breaks, gradually it passes off; joy ar.d
hope begin to dawn, upon him. He is
through now. 'Am 1 not better, doctor?'
'You are doing well, but must be very
quiet.' Doing well! How does the learn
ed gentleman know? Can he see into
his stomach and perceive there collect
ing the dark brown liquid which marks
the dissolution that is going on? The
fever suddenly returns, but now the par
oxysm is more brief. Again the patient
is quiet, but not so hopeful as before. He
■is weak, prostrate and bloodless, but he
! has no fever; his pulse is regular, sourd.
i and healthy, and his skin moist. 'He will
get well,'says the casual observer. The
doctor shakes his head ominously. Af
ter a while drops of blood are seen col
lecting about his lips. Blood comes from
his gums—that is a bad 9ign, but such
cases frequently occur. Soon he has a
hiccough. That is worse than the bleed
ing at the gums; then, follows the ejec
tion of a dark-brown liquid which he
throws up in large quantities; and this,
In nine hundred and ninety-nine cases
out of a thousand, is the signal that the
doctor's function, is ended, and the un
dertaker's Is to commence. In a few
hours the coffin will receive Its tenant
and mother earth her customary trib
James Barton, the historian and biog
rapher, in commenting on the above,
said: "Dr. McCormick, who was ln the
city during those fearful weeks, has as
sured me that this picture is not over
charged." £>•
September 10, 1597.
The Paralytic's Mortgage
To the Editor of the Los Angeles
Herald: Will you please publish the
name of the man or institution that has
the Shylock nerve to require $54 per year
interest on $250 mortgage which your
appeal desires the public to cancel in
the interest of a poor paralytic. This
must be the "wave of prosperity" with
a vengeance that is bearing the goldbug
shylocks on to fortune.
Sept. 11,1897. 132 South Broadway.
(There are others.—Editor Herald.)
For His Enemies' Gayety
A poet ln a western exchange begins one
of his more recent effusions with the query:
"Why do I sing?" After a careful exam
ination of his verses we have reached the
| conclusion that he sings chiefly to amuse
[ bis enemles.-o?hUadelphia Call.
Train J
1 Clothing I
VK/Y/i the I fill
Leaders ....
We don't claim everything, but we do say we
are doing the Clothing Business of Los Angeles.
That means we lead not only in Men's Clothing,
but in Boys' Wearables of all kinds. We have
the largest and finest stock of Men's Furnish
ings and as for
Hats |
Our $1.90 Hat alone has changed the schedule
leaving time all along the lines. We are fancy
proud of our $1.90 Hat, and
Yon Want One
101-103 North Spring St.
201-203-205-207-209 West First St.
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Admittance to the festivities which
will mark the opening of the new armory
will be by invitation instead of tickets
at so much per head. This change has
been made for the reason that the former
plan has excited such general dissatis
faction among the officers and men of
the companies located here. It was ex
pected that the money raised by selling
the tickets to the opening exercises
would go to swell the fund, for defraying
the expenses of next year's camp, and
would be in the neighborhood of fifteen
hundred dollars, which would have been
1 most welcome addition to the fund, as
it will take quite a while this
much by other means.
Capt. Del. Carrington, U. S A., who is
the officer detailed by the government aa
instructor in military tactics for thi.
nate, is preparing his report on the dif
ferent camps. It will probably be some
time before the report will be received
nfflcially and in detail, owing to the con
dition affairs are in at the state printing
)fflce. Besides this the report has to
50 to Washington and be returned, go
to Adjutant-General Barrett and then
:o the printer to be published.ln orders.
An unofficial report from the north,
however, is to the effect that the encamp
nent of the First brigade at Santa Mon
ca was the best heid. in the state, from
t military point of view. The lettersays
.hat Captain Carrington has stated that
.he companies did more work, did it In
1 soldierly manner, and, in fact, made a
•nuch better and more military camp
than he had ever seen. This, coming as
t does from a man who has gained his
cnowledge of military tactics in, the gov
:rnment schools and garrisons, and who
was selected for the post of state in
structor because of his comprehensive
tnowledge of military affairs, is some
.hlng that the officers and men of the
First brigade may well be proud of.
The subject of new uniforms is very
luiet just now, and some have though!
that it was dead, and never would be
heard from again,, but such Is not Un
case. The uniform board are working
hard, and expect to get things straight
>ned around so as to obtain the new uni
forms some time before the first of the
There has just been issued a parnphlel
;r.tltled "Manual of Physical Drill" by
E. L. Butts. This is, perhaps, the first
nook out since the new manual has been
idopted, and is very comprehensive,
nasmuch as it devotes over half its space
;o the bayonet drill and setting up ex
There Is but little hope now that the
3rum and bicycle corps will be resusci
ated very soon. The need for one was
t'ery plainly shown last Thursday dur
ng the N. S. G. W. parade. The band
:hat led the military division could no
■naintain steady marching time, and
here are very few bands that can. Those
who have marched behind a good drum
md bugle corps and then marched to
the time kept by a band will recognize
what a difficult matter it is to keep good
tlignment when the length and cadence
if the step Is constantly changing. Col.
Berry and Gen. LaUt both approve of a
plan which was broached some time ago.
The plan is to take two men from each
company who have some knowledge ot
the different call* as played on the drum
md bugle and train taem thoroughly in
the duties of a musician, one as a bugler
and the other as a drummer. Whenever
not on drill or
Thus a company would never, or very—
seldom, have to turn out without their
proper field music, and would always
have some one to give them the proper
step and time.
Those who are fortunate enough to
be members of the outside companies
are exempt to a certain extent from the
extra marching and drills that the Los
Angeles companies are subject to. No
parade or other demonstration, now
seems to be complete without there are
one or more companies of the guards
present. Generally it is parade and go
home again, but it was different at the
N. S. G. W. parade on the 9th. They laid
a little surprise for the members of the
companies A, C and F. When the march
was over the companies returned to tho
armory and from there dispersed to the
different restaurants, where dinner had
been ordered for them. Company A
went to the Delaware, Company C to the
Maison Doree and Company F's men
wherever they pleased. Where the men
went in a body speech-making was In
dulged in and all manner of pleasant
things were said of the generosity, of
the N. S. G. W.
Company F will give a dance next
Thursday evening. They have extended
invitations to the members of the other
two companies, and a pleasant time is
Troop D will hold an election for cap
tain on the 21st of this month. First
Lieutenant Howland is the only candi
date so far. In case he is elected an
election will be held at the same time
for flrst lieutenant.
Sergenat Fenner, Sergeant Tlsk and
Second Lieutenant White will be the
candidates for the first
lieutenancy. As soon as the troop are
settled in the new armory they expect
to put in a polishing outfit, to take care
of their sabers, carbines and bits, which
have to be cleaned each time they are
used and keep one man constantly at
this work.
Company F's Compton platoon are
drilling regularly every Saturday night
and are rapidly gaining an insight into
the intricacies of military life. There
are at present twenty-eight members ol
this platoon. It is quite probable that
there will be a number of new non-coms
in Company C shortly, as they have re
cently lost three or four petty officers
by removal.
Lieutenants Bedwell and Pann of
Company M, Riverside, have chosen
sides from among the members of the
company, and are having an interesting
membership contest. The contest will
last until Thanksgiving, when the sida
bringing in the most members will eat
oysters at the expense of the losers,
Judging from the number of applicant!
already on file, the contest will be a suc
The members of Company M, to th
number of thirty-seven, indulged In
practice at the silhouettes on the morn.
,ng of the 9th. They did good shootlig
considering the fact that they wer.' us
ing reloaded ammunition and thee waa
considerable trouble with swellet shells
There were 235 hits made; 51 at landing
:argets, 152 at the kneeling targits, and
12 at the lying down figures. The aggre
gate of points was 921, which is about
the same percentage as was rnaae a'
Santa Monica in August.
Latest atyie or wan paper at A. A. E;k
tram's. 104 South Sonne street.
Dr. D. Cave, dentist, rooms 207-210 Lank
irihim block. /

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