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READING MATTER FOR DEWEY'S FLEET Contribution* of novels, magaalnea - and tllnatrated papers are requested for tlua nee of the Bailor* and marine* on the weasela ander Admiral Dewey at Manila. Package* left at the office of R. H. Heron, 91* North Los Angeles street, In •are of Lieut. Graham, V. 8. N., will be •arwarded free of charge by Well*. Fargo * Co. to tho City of Pekln at Mare Island. TREASON IN HIGH PLACES The new test of loyalty—unquestioning acquiescence in every detail of the ad ministration plan of carrying on the war —is applied to everybody except Hanna. This senatorial rebel seems to have a charmed life, and he continues to) enjoy j immunity from the shafts directed against all others who do not enter heart and soul Into the enterprise of making this a genuinely Republican war, and yet retains the most confidential ear of the president. No partisan whip Is ever'ap plied to his back No partisan steering committee ever attempts to discipline him. No partisan Journal ever calls him to account. He votes for administration war measures. He perfunctorily dis charges the duties of his mission as the mouthpiece of the executive in the sen ate. His voice Is the voice of Jacob, but his hands are the hands of, Esau. He dares not openly oppose the government In the prosecution of a holy war, but he is steadily intriguing tor an unholy peace, a peace that shall minimize his country's dearly bought glory—a peace that shail cover It with dishonor—a peace that shall stsmp It with infamy—a peace that can not fall to revolt the popular conscience —a peace that shall bear golden fruit only for—Hanna. Anointed by the presi dent, he Is permitted to do what the rules of war punish with death. He 1« believed to be ln close communication with Bernabe, late Spanish minister at Washington, and now Spanish chief-of spies at Montreal, Intriguing with the enemies of his country for a peace upon the basis of a money payment by Spain, upon the basis of the assumption by the Cuban patriots of the debt incurred by Spain In fighting them, in Impoverishing their land, in desolating their homes, ln murdering their children, in outraging their wives and daughters. Specifically —and there Is nothing obscure, involved or recondite in the arraignment of our Washington correspondent—he is sound ing his colleagues in the senate upon fhelr views as to a settlement. He as sumes that Spain will be defeated, and he asks them If all "proper" American demands will not be subserved by mak ing Cuba independent in government, but liable for a proper proportion of the out standing Spanish bonds. In these, he re minds them, American capital is Invested ln good he cites a* old-line life Insurance company as having 111,000,000 in the pool. In view of these facts, he asks if it would not be manifestly un fair to take from Spain such good reve nue yielding possessions as the Philip pines and Porto Hico. "He did not suggest anything overt," adds our correspondent, "and possibly thereby avoided lynching." And while this favorite of the president' of the United States, and fraudulent rep resentative of the patriotic state of Ohio, was thus Intriguing under the dome of the capital foi< a dishonorable peace, ths victims of Cardenas were being laid away in the sands of the Florida coast and our gallant seamen were under fire at San Juan. Because honorable senators and repre sentatives honestly differ with the Mc- Kinley-Gage-Dingley plan cf raising revenue for the prosecution of this war, they are branded as traitors and copper heads, while this great Republican chief tain struts about the corridors of the Capitol, disports himself in the sacred precincts of the White House and usurps a dishonored seat in the senate, avoiding lynching only by his cunning and his adroitness in avoiding overt acts! How long, think' you, Hanna would go unmuzzled under a Jackson, a Lincoln, a Grant, or a Cleveland? SOUTHING ABOUT PORTO RICO War Is indeed an education, as we are all ready to concede. In his last Sunday.? dscourse Rev. Myron Reed of Denver, In referring to the capture of the Prllip plnes, declared: "If any one had told me there are ten Islands, Inhabited by a life few thousand people, I could not have fir ejorrected him. The naval battle, or one ... aided smash, has* taught me that there •re twelve hundred Islands and seven million people." Although Porto Rico, whose chief for-' titled city has Just been captured by Ad miral Sampson, Is but a few hours re moved from our southeastern coast line, the same Ignorance prevails regarding its characteristics. Physically Porto Rico forma an eastern continuation ot the line of upheaval indicated by Ja maica and the* southern seaboard of San Domingo. It Is three times as long as it Is broad, and Its four sides face the four cardinal points. The waters sur rounding it vary ln depth from one thou sand fathoms to five miles. Iti) general elevation Is Inferior to the other Islands of the Greater Antilles, although it Is partly mountainous, its highest peak be ing 3680 feet above the sea. The popu lation, which numbered 45,000 ln 1765, ex ceeded 820,000 in 1891. It has been doub ling Itself ever thirty years. It is one of the few countries In tropical America where the whites outnumber the other races, and the males outnumber the fli msies. In 1700 the Island had but three villages, but since that time progress has been steady, and retarded only by a chol era scourge in 1855, which carried oft 30,000 of the population. The capital of the Island is San Juan Bautista de Porto Rico. It stands upon a coral reef, separated from the mainland by a lagoon, and the settlement dated back to 1511. The harbor is deep enough to admit the largest vessels, but commu nication with It is by a winding and tortuous channel, and can be navigated only by aid of a pilot. The entire commerce of the Island In 1772 aggregated only $10,000, but has steadily grown 1 since that period, and, as with the Philippines, it is chiefly with the United States. In the main It con sists ot sugar, molasses, coffee and to bacco, and these are exchanged for wheat, corn, flour and lumber. The Isl anders have no mercantile marine, and their commerce is all under foreign flags. A railway three hundred miles in length has been and when finished it will completely girt the mainland. There Is a comprehensive telegraph sys tem, but it is noted that neither the wires nor the mails are much used, sine? but seven per cent of the population is credited with the ability to read or write. Porto Rico is a province and not a colony of Spain, ruled by a governor general, representing the crown, and h» is ex-offlcio captain-general of the armed forces, usually numbering about three thousand men. The annual budget aver ages ti, 000,000. Spain obtained the Island by conquest, effected by Ponce de Leon, who in a few years exterminated the natives, then numbering nearly 800,000, by traditional Spanish methods. In March, 1873, the Spaniards abolished slavery ln the isl and. And now Sampson will abolish the Spaniards, after nearly four hundred years of practically uninterrupted sway. MORE TOP-HEAVINESS A fresh Illustration of how the foun dation of a public school education is neglected for the gingerbread work of the superstructure Is given by the San Diego Vldette, which says: A prominent citizen reports that! a few days ago he had a conversation with a young lady, who last year graduated with high honors from our high school. In speaking of the great naval victory at Manila he asked the lady "where the Philippine Islands are located?" The answer was she "did not know, but thought they were lo cated somewhere In the Atlantic ocean." The gentleman corrected the young lady and told her that he sup posed, as she was a recent graduate from the high school, she was well In formed ln geography. The lady deeply hurt, replied that "geography and grammar were not among the promi nent branches taught In the public schools, and that more attention was paid to Latin, Spanish and other higher branches of education than the minor branches." The gentleman re marked he "thought it a mistake to give preference to the languages and like higher branches at the expense of such Important studies as grammar, geography and orthography. That the languages were less important to the student who goes out in the world to fight the battles of necessity than the common everyday branches which are so frequently called ln to requisition by ordinary people." The San Diego citizen Is correct In his conclusions. No good citizen objects to the high school part of our educational system, by itself considered, or be grudges the money spent upon it, always provided first that the lower grades re ceive proper attention. It has come to be an axiom thajmany high school stu dents are notoriously poor spellers, and it would seem also that they are woefully deficient in their geography. Under the present conditions, while ten per cent of the school children are under going the polishing off process in our high schools, ninety per cent, who are obliged to finish their education before they reach the high school grade, are not properly provided for. Some of our collegs professors are of the opinion that In these days of specialism and higher education, it is immaterial whether the rising generation is well grounded in reading, writing, arithmetic and geography, which were the essentials of our school system in earlier days. At least one professor has expressed the opinion that the masses should not be educated at all. THE LAFAYETTE BLUNDER British naval experts (and their peers are not ln evidence) are quick to note the phenomenal Improvement In Spanish gunnery since the Matanzas affair, since the Manila incident. They harbor no doubt that the French steamer Lafay ette bore to Cuba a corps of trained European gunners, who have since been placed ln charge of Cuban coast defenses. (They agree that the Cardenas guns were manned by these imported artillerymen, picked gunners from the Austrian and German armies. The vessel conveying these experienced marksmen, it wilt be remembered, was captured In an attempt to run the blockade and taken to Key West. Subsequently, upon French repre fcOS ANGELES HERALD« SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 14* JB9o sentatlons, tt was released and sent to Havana" with a federal escort, under a pledge to land "only passengers." It does not appear that a| rigid Inspection of Un people landed was undertaken by the authorities* all Key West. Care only w«f| taken that the Lafayette should not con vey contraband goods to the Cuban cap ital. The evidence that the passengers were European gunners Is only circum stantial, but it seems to have been suffi cient to warrant the strong suspicion en tertained by British naval authorities, who freely discuss the Incident at the United Service club, and who do not hesitate to criticise the government for being found napping at so critical a mo ment. They point significantly to the fact that the protest against the capture and detention of the vessel was not made by the French government at all, but only by a French company, which had for some time previous been boasting of the ability of Its craft to run the Havana blockade. "It was," declared a British naval officer, "a lamentable lack of fore sight." And so, in view of the circum stances, It is likely to seem to all thought ful people. UP AND DOING The Silver Republicans of Los Angeles county have ever borne an enviable repu tation for enterprise and political activ ity, and they do not propose to let the coming campaign prove an exception to the rule. A provisional county central committee has been appointed by author ity of the state central committee, and the preliminary work of the campaign will bo placed in its hands. The war horses of the Silver Repub lican party in this county are included In the membership of the committee, and :i lively and aggressive campaign may be "xpected on their part. The party is heartily in favor of a union of all the free silver forces against the common single gold standard enemy. The pro posed fusion in California has already struck consternation to the hearts of th? Republicans, and the friends of the plan should lose no time In following up the advantage thus gained. It Is to be hoped the suggestion to hold the conventions of the three silver parties not earlier than September Ist and to have them meet on the same date and at the same place, will prevail. There is nothing to be gained by early conventions, and there Is much to be gained by deferring them until the be ginning of September. In the meantime The Herald congratu lates the Silver Republicans of Lcs An geles county upon their provisional com mittee, the members of which are sure to "pass examination." There will be no ' rejected recruits" from that committee.. AN OUTRAGE ON CUBA Any proposition to make Cuba pay a part of the Spanish public debt would be un-Christlan and barbarous. For three centuries Spain has drawn heavily upon Cuban resources, and more espe cially since the loss of her possessions in the American continent. Her exac tions have increased as her possessions in the western hemisphere have dimin ished.' Cuba has been compelled to con tribute to the expenses of Spain's wars to hold her dependencies In subjugation. Losses have not had,the effect to render the government of Spain less profligate; they have not been utilized as lessons of economy and moderation. If Ameri can holders of Spanish bonds are entitled to consideration, the holders of Cuban bonds should not be disregarded. The latter have been issued to advance the cause of freedom; the former to perpetu ate oppression. If Cuba is to become in dependent, let her enter upon her new ca reer without being weighted with a load of debt contracted by her extortionate oppressor. Our bumptious and ungracious con temporary, the Exprees, published a black-letter apology to its readersi th? other day, stating that it would make the best it could of a "rather hard situ ation," while it was printed on a bor rowed press. The Express might have spared itself that apology. It has not for months presented so creditable an ap pearance, from the standpoint of press work, as it does now when printed on that same borrowed press. There Is an old adage that hints at the desirability of praising the bridge that carries one over, but evidently the Express has never seen that adage. 1 Next Monday evening, when our self assertive neighbor, the Express, shall be engaged in gathering up the scattered fragments offhistory from Saturday night and Sunday! to present to tfs readers, we hope it will not omit the accustomed megaphone blow about "today's news today.'' A little diversion like that helps to obscure the yawning chasm that in tervenes between Saturday and Monday. Today's news day after tomorrow would be the proper slogan for our bumptious contemporary at least once a week. Every movement of American vessels In all parts of the world Is published in the morning papers and cabled to Mad rid. On the other hand, a Spanish editor who prints news of the movements of vesesls is clubbed and his office de stroyed. There should be a golden mean. The war department should give out the movements! of ships only after they have moved —and a long time after. We greatly fear the war department Is be ing run as a mass meeting. The esteemed but somewhat bumpti ous Evening Express, which Is over fond of boasting about today's news today, does not like the sound of The Herald's cannon or the linked sweetness of the Times' siren. But the bellow of its own megaphone Is* the kind of music that the Express likes. Well, every newspaper to its own taste, and if the Express wants to keep on kissing the bellowing cow we have nothing to say. Blanco refused permission to Slgsbee to blow up the Maine. He wanted to preserve 1 it, to the end that It might bei shown by an Impartial examination after the war that the vessel had been de stroyed by an Internal explosion. But the verdict has been made up. and the destruction of the Maine's hull, on Blan co's own order, will be universally recog nised as an official confirmation of it. The credit of the government should be reserved for the necessities of the future. For the time being and to meet the pres ent demands, the people are willing to be taxed directly, and our soldiers and sail ors are willing to accept greenbacks or non-Interest bearing certificates for their services. This is a war to free Cuba, not to further enslave the Americartpeo ple. Bond brokers to the rear! The change In the plans for the military occupation of Cuba) Is truly discouraging. It begins to look as if the long delay in occupying the Mand would force us Into a, defensive position and serve need lessly to prolong the war. Paris can probably put up a fairly good show in 1900 without the United States, but the shopkeepers of the boulevards, of the Rue de la Paix and Rue de Rivoll will miss the Yankee pigs with their plethoric purses. It does not seem credible that France would violate her neutral obligations to the extent, as alleged, of permitting the Spanish fleet to coal at Martinique. The rumor to that effect will need confirma tion. Why should this great nation stand In awe of a power that for three years has been unable to subdue a revolution maintained by a force effective never ex ceeding fifty thousand men. On to Cuba! The French should remember "Liberty Enlightening the World." That was a gift of the French peasantry to the peo ple of the United States, and it meanr. now what It did when it was sent to us. One hundred and fifty thousand Ameri cans under arms plead for a chance to face the enemy. Why should we longer stand, in awe. of ar, army of beggars cooped up ln Havana? On to Cuba: 1 The voluntary arbitration bill, with a few Important amendments, has passed the senate, and, unless the house declines to accept the senate changes, It will soon become a law. Yesterday appears to have been the insurgent's busy day, if we are to believe the report that they killed nine hundred Spaniards ln an engagement near Ha vana, It is quite within the power of New England commercial interests to keep out fleet divided by periodical and hysterical shrieks for protection from Invisible foes. Havana and San Juan, Cardenas and Cienfuegos, Matanzas and Mar.zanllla, should have been ln our possession a month ago. Cut the wires! On to Cuba! Spain seems to lack a good deal of being pacified. How would it do to accord to the distressed country an autonomous form of government? The menace of an income tax having been removed, there should be a diminu tion of insomnia among the coupon-clip pers of the east. The effort to conduct a bloodless war promises to transfer the battleground to our own shores and prolong the struggle. On to Cuba! Our army will be safe enough at Chick amauga. But that is not where it ought to be. It is not where it wants to be. On to Cuba! The demand for haste in reducing the Cuban coast defenses didn't necessarily mean the sending of ferryboats against ironclads. Hanna ln vain appeals to senators for a guarantee that his bonds shall be se cured. Would he not better appeal to the powers? Events point to another culminating Sunday battle. But it is a holy war, without reference to the calendar. Every day the war Is prolonged should add a million dollars to the indemnity which Spain must eventually pay. We may, alas! have some other ves sels to remember. The war has passed the bloodless period already. Cardenas was a sort of Bull run affair. But there were two Bull runs. Uncle Sam may later have something to say to the Francs in French. REMEMBER THE MAINE Our proudest ship, she glides From out her home-land bay; Blue waters wash the whitened sides- White like the middle-day. Over the scrambling billows speeds our Maine, The bonniest craft o'er all Atlantic's main. In her we'd put true steel, With her we'd sailed true men- Men true from crop to heel. (We'll ship as good again!) Into the rolling waters plowed our Maine, Into the open jaws of scarlet Spall? Upon Havana's bay— ' Six thousand tons of faith— As calm as Truth she lay: The Lie slunk underneath. Mindful of all save self, beloved Maine: To strong avengers leave the crimson stain. Sleep deep, our boys ln blue; Nor fear nor care they feel. And dream brave dreams of you— Their great white home of steel. The pall of night folds o'er our cherished Maine— • A devil's paw Ignites a devil's train. Brothers, that blood still sticks! Each of us owned the Maine; Each of the two-slxty-slx Was a son of each of us slain. Then rest thee well, our vanished Maine; Spilt blood but swells the opened vein. Now, Heavenly Father, further us. That hearts and spirits strong Shall wash from earth their murderers- Repay the slaughtered's wrong. Accept those loyal souls aboard the Maine; Succeed the devil's by a holler reign. -John Oiblon In Collier's Weekly. "SPARE OLIVENZA" London.—Those who are accustomed to frequent the cafes and caravansaries of London, especially the former, In the JJktho and Goodge street districts, have been ac customed of late to hear a faint but curi ous echo of the Hispano-Amerlcan hostili ties. Gradually and without any particular reason the Hotel Cecil has grown to be the rendezvous for Americans ln London. In the capacious smoking room and American bar, from noon to midnight, Yankees fore gather, and with the aid of cigar ends and the fiat surface of periodicals the plan of war is entirely traced out, the maneuvers of both combatants explained and Illus trated, and the victory of the Americans accurately prophesied as occurring any time from three weeks hence to three years. Nevertheless, these wars are not always one-sided. A Spanish ex-official has of late been residing at the hotel, and the other afternoon he "chipped into" a discussion which was going on at the next table. "Pardon, gentlemen," he began, "but do I understand that it is your intention to conquer Cuba?" The spokesman of the party, which was busily imbibing mixed drinks, curtly re sponded that this was somewhere about the general Idea. "And It Is also your resolve to wipe out Havana?" "Yes; guess we had agreed on that." "Thank you. I believe it is also your In tention to carry the war Into Spain and bombard Madrid." "Well, we had thought of doing some thing of that kind." "Do I gather," pursued the Spaniard, "that you contemplate capturing all the Spanish ports—Barcelona,Tarragona, Cas tellon. Valencia, Alicante, Carthagena and Cadis?" The American fire-eaters looked from one to the other. "Yes," responded the spokesman, a well known actor, "I guess that compares with our list." "You have also, have you not, arranged to carry the war into the interior, after, of course, having captured all the Spanish possessions abroad and sacked and razed all the chief cities? I think I overheard one ot your number suggest that It would be a good thing if the entire Spanish population were wiped out." The little crowd looked puzzled. "Well," admitted a gentleman hailing from Kentucky, "what of it. I ain't de nying I did offer up a little scheme of that kind. What are you driving at, senor?" "Just so," came the general chorus. "What have you to say against our little plan of campaign?" The Spaniard seemed moved. He drew out a large bandanna handkerchief and pressed It to his eyes. "I will tell you, gentlemen. I have a mother. When you havo overwhelmed Cuba ln ten years or so, and captured our colonies, and bombarded Madrid, and dec imated the Spanish population, I want you to remember the village of Ollvenza, ln the province of Badajoz. Gentlemen, I en treat you to spare that village. Make a note of Ollvenza, and In the triumph of your conquest let your hear**.* be generous. Spare Ollvenza—spare my mother." The Spaniard made a low bow and was about to retire, but In the roar of laughter which followed, in which the whole smok ing room Joined, a hand was laid upon ftls shoulder. It was the hand of the gentleman from Kentucky. "Mister," he began, solemnly, "excuse me. Whatever they say of us Americans In your country, one charge canot be laid at our door—our inability to appreciate a good Joke. You have It on us; I own to It; 1 honor you for It. And now," added the Kentucklan, with a sweep of hie hand to ward the bar, "kindly name your poison." Once more the satirical Castilian bowed punctiliously. "I thank you, senor," he responded, "but It is impossible. I could not drink with the enemies of my country. When we have conquered you it is I who will order the drinks. Meanwhile, remember Ollvenza." —Chicago Chronicle. The Key to the Situation They tell this anecdote on a gallant Louisville man noted for his admiration of the girls. His family were spending the summer at a popular resort and he had promised to join them there one Saturday evening. When the time came for the bus to go to the depot to bring the newcomers to the hotel, the son of the gentleman in question asked one of the men from the ho tel to meet his father in his place and come along with him. "But," said the man, "how am I to know your father, as I have never laid my eyes on him In my life?" "Pahaw, you will have no trouble," said he dutiful son; "pick out the prettiest wo man in the crowd, and the man you see sit ting next to her ln the bus when It starts Is the old man." The hotel guest acted on this advice and it proved good, for the old gentleman was discovered edging up to the side of a heart breaker and conducting an animated flir tation with her as they rolled on to the hotel. The hopeful knew him.—Louisville Times. A Merry Round "It Is a trifle odd how balls mark out the circling year," remarked Mr. Manches ter. "What do you mean?" asked Mr. Birm ingham. "Well, suppose we begin with autumn. We then have football. It Is followed by snowball. Then comes the dancing ball. When winter Is over we have the moth ball, and now we have baseball, which will be with us until football comes again."— Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph. American Work in London The new London underground electric railway extends six miles through the heart of that city and Is to cost $15,000,000. The designing engineer was an American; the locomotives, motors, generators and ro tary converters are being built in Schenec tady, N. V., the engines at Milwaukee, the airbrakes at Pittsburg, the car couplers at Chicago, and other appliances In various portions of the United States. Clear Understanding Mr. Skribbens (to new boy)—l suppose you understand what your duties are here? New Boy—Sure. The super said that all I had to do was to hustle when old Skrib bens was looking, and it would be all right.—Boston Transcript. No Facilities Left Don Bombasto—The rout was utter and complete! Senor Tongulasho—lt was. Why, the Americans even captured the cable.—Phil adelphia North American. China's Small Railway System Tbe Chinese railway system. It is said, Is made up ol two lines aggregating m i miles ln leng"" A Genuine MARK-DOWN SALE OP I I' fffi Boy's Now Style Veatee Suits . I For a *' s '*° *—Come today and learn whit i i i Spedai s * ie metns at our store ' \ 1 fITW $8.00 Salts at $6.50 )) $5.00 Suits at $4.00 I 1 7.50 Salts at 6.00; 4.50 Suits at 3.50 I 1 I \ 7.00 Salts at 5.50 j 4.00 Suits at 3.00 1 L/\_ 6-50 Suits at 5.00 3.50 Suits at 2.75 | I B 1 6.00 Suits at 4.50 3.00 Suits at 2.50 1 I I I 5.50 Suits at 4.25 | ) 2.00 Suits at 1.50 J I \ These reductions are genuine—Come early 1 Mullen G Bluett Clothing Co. j i N. W. Con First and Spring Sts. Let's *TO to Hale's LOS ANGELES, Saturday, May 14,1898^ Bargains tor Men Saturday Tour choice tomorrow of a great display of men's needables at \ and I Their Actual Value Most seasonable and desirable goods—from that New York auction stock. 5c Saturday 25c Your Choice More than 50 doz. Black. Bows, go on Men's outing flannel Shirts in good sale tomorrow-11l silk and satin, quality with a pointed double yoke. light colors, always 50f. fancy and gros grain silks—never : been less than 15c. Men's negligee Shirts in checked and striped cheviots, all colors, usually ISC Hose lOC priced 50c. Two batches of half hose, Borne mot- Men's natural gray Merino Under tied, some black, all colors fast, toes medium weight, non-shrink ... . . . „ „ . . . able; any other time 50c. and heels and tops full finished—with- out seams—stainless. Men's Jersey ribbed Underwear, good as » ttfbii tv i •»•*! weight and quality, with stockinette Men S White ShiriS 33 3 C bottoms, standard at 50c. Usually 75c-unlaundered-wlth linen Men>s natural gray underwear In ex finished bosoms and reinforced back trtt weight and quality and flnished and front. ln cotton silk; elsewhere 50c. Consumption Cured DR. W. HARRISON BALLARD Rooms 1 to IS ZAHN BLOCK Send for Coprrifhted Entrance 410 1-8 South Bprtoa St. "Treatise on OonsnfanMpay' THE PUBLIC PULSE (The Herald under this beading 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.) i The Clippings Bureau Will Help To the Editor of the Los Angeles Herald: I notice that a number of the papers are suggesting that a collection of reading matter be sent to Dewey's fleet at Manila by the California volunteers. I am glad to announce that Allen's Press Clipping bureau Is making arrangements to send a large number of newspapers with the sold iers, but other contributions of magazines, books, etc., will be welcome, and if for warded to the head office, Allen's Press Clipping bureau, 510 Montgomery street, San Francisco, they will be sent to Manila at the earliest opportunity. Mr. Allen has kindly thrown his office open to all volunteers, and If they will call at the San Francisco headquarters they will find a Warm welcome and be able to get the latest news from their home papers. It. GARNER CURRAN, Local Manager. Conundrum To the Editor of the Los Angeles Herald: If Samson of ancient renown slew ten thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass, how many Spaniards will our Com modore Sampson be able to kill with his modern weapons of slaughter? H. Exports to South Africa The newly established steamship line be tween Australia and South African ports is regarded as affording very keen competi tion to American trade, with many circum stances ln favor of the new line. The total volume of Brltlßh exports to South Africa of thirty leading articles, Including beer and liquors, textile manufactures, hard ware and cutlery, iron and steel, ma chinery and mill work, clothing, paper, saddlery, was last year 136,800,000, against 137,720,000 ln 1896. South Africa exports to England were 181,400,000, against 155,500,000 ln 1896. Mary's Biscuit Mary made some biscuit fair And placed them on the table; Her husband ate and ate and ate. As long as he was able. All this occurred a week ago, And the doctor does allow That Mary's biscuit did the work— For she's a widow now. —Cincinnati Tribune. Simply a Relay Race One of the finest sights of the storming of Havana will probably be the race be aween the regulars and the volunteers as to who can first plant their colors inside the fortifications.—St. Louis Republic. Bullets for Beans It Is now said Boston will be defended by a detail of the old style monitors. They did successful work in the long ago, and they'll do It again, should necessity arise. —St. Louis Star. Same Old Story She wears a big theater hat And thinks I ought to brook it| But, while It Is her only fault, I cannot overlook It. —Cincinnati Tribune. None So Blind, Etc. There are more blind people among the Spaniards than any. other European race.— i Answer? CALIFORNIA OPINION Harping on Los Angeles • Tlie Seventh regiment of the California national guard, now a volunteer • n>*nt In the service of the United States, is dis tinctly a Southern California body ot sold iers. Riverside. RWlnf-de. v« • »«n Bernardino, Santa Paula and San Diego are among , the places that contributed companies. Why is It that the Seventh is commonly spoken of as "the Los Angeles regiment?" Of course, the title really cuts very little figure. Still why should Los Angeles seemingly be given credit for fur nishing the whole regiment, when that city has only contributed three companies out of the twelve?— San Diego Tribune. Americans Are Fighters All We have been told that the American navy is made up of foreign-born men, for the most part, below the grade of commis sioned officers, and that Spanish states men have relied upon the assumed fact that these men would not fight. But hero is the record of the Injured ln Dewey's fleet. Eight were wounded in the Manila battle; seven of them were American-born and one a naturalized citizen, and he a fighter for all that fighting Is worth.—Sac ramento Record-Union. ■ Infested Fruits The packing and shipping of Inferior fruit has done more harm to the Indus try in California than all the pests that have ever infected our orchards and Vine yards. This is now generally recognized, and therein lies the hope of the future. Growers are beginning to realize that a good reputation means something in the fruit business. That low cunning doesn't win ln the long run, but that straight-for ward, honest methods will win ever.— Fresno Expositor. The Results Sixteen days of war and what are the re sults? The Philippines are captured. Ma tanzas batteries are knocked out. One Spanish fleet Is sunk. Sixteen prizes taken. Martial law is declared throughout Spain. Havana Is starving. Spain considers the establishment of a dictatorship. And yet Uncle Sam hasn't really begun to fight. With all this disaster inflicted upon Span ish arms, not a single United States sailor or soldier has been killed.—San Diego Tri bune. Santa Rosa in Line The magnificent demonstration in this city Saturday evening shows conclusively that the citizens of Santa Rosa, never slow In any matter affecting the publlo welfare and never behind the times under and circumstances, are patriotic to tho backbone, and can, let come what may, be depended upon to fully do their duty.— Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. All Right if You Win For his few hours' warm work ln Manila bay the other day, Dewey will get some thing over $9000 bounty money, besides pro motion, the thanks ot congress, half a dozen gold-hllted, diamond-studded swords and a number of other trifles. There would seem to be worse jobs, ln a business way, than running a fleet.—San Francisco Bul letin. Proud of Her Guardsmen California is proud of her national guardsmen. They are a fine body of men, and they certainly will acquit themselves honorably wherever the call of duty may take them.—Oakland Tribune. Renaming the Islands . Instead of "Philippine Islands," how would "Dewey's Laud" sound?— Santa Monloa Signal.