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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.

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