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IMPUDENT INQUIRIES The spirit of Inquiry is abroad, but It Is not likely to become vexattously assert ive until peace ls concluded and the na tion has settled back Into it« wonted at titude of varying unrest and complacen cy. Unyielding loyalty and character istic regard for the eternal decency of things has thus far restrained the people from undue exploitation of their native tnquisltiveness, but when the "present unpleasantness" shall have passed into history, they will want to know- Why the president, who is something of a militarist, has been so complacent over the multiplied evidences of Incapacity and favoritism, if not palpable Jobbery, that have characterized the management of the war department since the begin ning of hostilities. Why the president, until appealed to by Influential leaders of the party, permitted Alger to scandalize his administration and the country, by attempting to con vert the volunteer army Into a political machine, by allowing political consider ations to influence the movements of troops, by menacing the discipline of the TOlunteers through obviously partial and discriminating orders. Why the secretary of war publicly re proved the gallant General Shafter for doing precisely what he. with smaller provocation and less sense, has been doing ever since the war began. Why, ln arming the volunteers, supe rior weapons were given to Colonel Wood's Rough Riders, composed in the main of rich men and the sons of rich men. Why the secretary of war so willingly lends himself to the nefarious scheme of discrediting Colonel Roosevelt, in the Interest of Boss Piatt of New York and his political machine. Why the secretary of war ls permitted, unrebuked, to usurp the authority of the secretary of the navy, and prematurely dismiss a ships' crew, for no other rea son than that it was composed of the Boris of rich men in his own state. Why the appointive power has b»en used and abused In the furtherance of an ultrrior purpose of building up and strengthening a Republican party In the south. Why a commodore ln the navy was sub ordinated to a captain in command of the nation's sea-power in the Caribbean. Why the services of old and experi enced military commaruders were reject ed for purely political reasons, and in numerable commissions were Issued to callow youths, with no other recommen dation than' that they were the Sons of Somebodies, and leaders of the select social set. Why men who denounced the war as ' a crime, and who regarded the destruc tion of the Maine as an incident to be explained and atoned for by diplomatic palaver, have ever since commanded the : most private ear of the president. Why a Republican vice-president has not reported to the senate the memorial addressed to It by a Republican legisla ture, demanding that the seat of a mem ber be declared vacant, because notori ously secured through bribery of the most brazen description. Why Russell A. Alger, without mili tary genius or civic sagacity, statesman like ability or ordinary wisdom, should be selected to "represent the adminis tration" in Porto Rico, to "look over the Island and decide what kind of a govern ment should be set up there," to "get in touch with its people," and decide how many and what troops must be left there "to keep order during the recon struction . period." Why to Alger, of all men in public life, should be delegated the power to decide "upon the immediate future of Porto Rico," to act as the "personal representa tive of the presld'ant," in matters of the gravest concern, not only to the half million people of that Island, but in scarcely less degree to the seventy-five million people in this country. And there are others. If Spain should accede to our demand «or a coaling station in the Philippines "and land enough to build a city on," she may be unable to deliver the goods. There are cities and cities. Chicago, for instance, would not like to have her dimensions cramped Into the area of liUion. I THE PRIMARIES Today Democratic primaries will be held throughout the county of Los An geles, for the purpose of electing del egates to attend the Democratic county convention to convene ln this city on Wednesday, the 10th inert. The Herald has already pointed out the Important part which the primaries will play In debermlniaig the pending contest for clean politics and good nominees. It has. from time to time, urged all Dem ocrats to take an active part In assisting the leaders of the anti-push movement and has warned them that unless they attend the primaries and make an ag gressive fight for the election of repre sentative men as delegates, this move ment, so righteously begun and thus far so successfully carried on, will be barren of good results. This warning should be heededi by every Democrat ln the county, and if there be any who hitherto have neglect ed to art/end primary elections, or who have "retired" from politics, or who feel they canmot spare the few minutes neces sary to go to the polls, for the sake of decent politics and for the good name of the party, let It be hoped; that today! they will not only attend the primaries! ami cast their ballots for honorable men, but will also all devote a few spare min ute*, at least, to bringing out their Democratic neighbors. The contest in this county, as well as the duty of Democrats, is clean-cut. On the one side we Aral the Push under the leadership of H. W. Patron, M. W. Conk ling, L. Herzog, Tom McCaffery and Ramish and Marsh, endeavoring to ob tain control of tthe party machinery of this county, so that they may continue to distribute political crumbs to their puppets, and to secure the Los Angeles delegation so that they may knife Ma guire, thwart the plans of fusion and pJay into the hands of Crimmlnß and Kelly, the Republican ringleaders of the j San Francisco push, and of Herrin, the I Southern Pacific pwliMcal boss. On the other hand, the conservative members of the Democratic party i throughout the county have become dls-1 gusted with, and feel disgraced by, the trickery and treachery of these cliques and rings, and under the leadership of Dr. Hill. Judge Stephens, George Patten and scores of other honorable and repre sentative Democrats, they propose to indict those arch traitors and stop their nefarious work. To carry out these purposes and to accomplish these objects, the primaries are the first battlefield which must be charged upon and captured. The ene my within our ranks has already been thrice soundly whipped, and his flna' annihilation' Is close at hanid, if Demo crats attend the primaries and selec tried and true men for delegates. AN INFANT INDUSTRY The Chlno beet sugar factory, one of those "Infant*lndustries" that we have heard so much about as needing pro tection, has kindly furnished The Her ald with documentary evidence of the prosperity visited upon it by the elec tion of McKinley and the passage of the Dingley tariff bill—with a request for Its publication. It is a tabulated statement showing a horizontal reduc tion in the wages of the employes of the concern, Just put Into effect. Thei figures in the first column represent the j wages in cents per hour to be paid in 189S, those in the second column the! wages heretofore paid: Wills 18 21.0 Bolters „ 16 17.5 Moiasses scale 16 17.5 Coolers 18 22.5 Waste water mixers 16 18.0 Hydrate 16 20.0 Foreman saccharine presses IS 22.5 Saccharine press men 16 17.5 Hoisting engine 20 20.0 Foreman unloading beets IS 20.0 Unloading beet cars 16 17.5, Pull) 16 175 Foreman yard 18 22.5 Yard labor 16 17.5 Feeders 16 17.5 Wash-house men 16 20.0 Pulp elevator 16 17.5 Beet scale 16 22.5 Foreman knife sharpening 20 25.0 Knife sharpeners IS 23.5 Head diffuses 23 3iui Helpers 16 20.0 Under diffusion 20 22.5 First carbonaiors 20 20.0 Second carbonators 16 25.0 Foreman cleaning tanks and tubes.ls 20.0 Helper? cleaning tank? and tubes..ls 17.5 Foreman carbonatlon presses IS 25.0 Carbonutlon press men 16 17.5 Hydrate press men 15 17.5 Foreman danek and bag niters is 20.0 Dnnek and bag filters 16 TJ.S Blowups 10 22.5 Evaporators 18 25.0 Qranulators and crystalllaera 18 22.5 Fnreman centrifugals 20 25.0 White sugar machines 10 22.5 Yellow sugar machines 16 20.0 Sugar bins 1(5 17.5 Sacking sugar 18 20.0 Warehouse men IB 17.5 Melters 16 17.5 Sirup pumps 18 20.0 Foremen kilns 2,' 25.0 Kiln men 16 17.5 Firemen rotary kilns 18 20.0 Rotary kiln men 16 17.5 Centrifugal engines 20 25.0 Rotary kiln engines 18 20.0 Beet elevator engine 20 2n.0 Juice pumps IS 20.0 Oilers 20 22.5 H.-ad fireman boiler house 20 30.0 Helpers 16 2£>.o Foreman tare room 20 25.0 Ordinary labor 16 17.0 In his letter of transmittal the writer, doubtless inadvertently, says the wages indicated will be In force at the Chlno factory "for the coming campaign." He doubtless means the beet sugar cam paign, and not, as might be inferred, the "sugar" and "beat" campaign Just inaugurated by W. F. X. Parker and his distinguished colleagues of the Los Angeles push. Seriously, however, the reduction ln wages is rational enough and logical. The tariff on sugar protects the sugar trust. But the protection is rarely shared with the workmen who manipu late the sugar beet from the field to the finished product. The gold stand ard robs the factory of a portion of the value belonging to It, which it would enjoy but for the fact that all values are falling, and will continue to fall, so long as gold appreciates, and so long as It is more profitable to Invest It ln securities at fixed rates of interest than in Industrial utilities that are con stantly depreciating. The acquisition of Hawaii, and possi bly the Philippines, with their vast areas especially adapted to the cultivation of the cane and the beet, the products ot LOS ANGELES HERALD* MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8, JB9B which will come Into competition with California's beet fields, when the coun ' tries are annexed, is not going to put money ln the pockets of our farmers engaged in beet culture, nor of the men j and women in our factories who work lat the raw material. The beet fields | will have to be plowed up and sowed to something else, and the factories will '• close for want of raw material. Wages, !at all events, will be lower before they ! are higher. The wage-workers of Chino I will have to accept the wage scale of ! Hawaii or Luzon, or yield their places jto the cheap labor of those Islands, pro i viding there remains any demand what , ever for their services. I The nickel-ln-the-slot nuisance ls prev alent at Santa Monica. Encouraged by j his Immunity from Interference, one ! proprietor has grown so bold as to place j his machines ln restaurants on the beach, where they are accessible to chil dren as well as foolish adults. As mitny as twelve young girls have been counted at one time trying their luck at one of these Imposing devices, from which • money, not "merchandise," ls paid w hen the player wins. The local au thorities profess that they are as power less as is the Los Angeles policeman to stop a money-paying slot machine right under his nose on Spring street, and they want the district attorney "to do some thing." Mr. Donnell has such a fine record for interfering with tape games, wheels of fortune, etc., that when his at tention is called to this flagrant and de moralizing violation of the law, he will probably do—nothing. The bureaus and departments at Wash ington, as is their wont at the beginning of political campaigns, are flooding the country with literature bearing upon the success of the administration's financial and economic policy. More acceptable to the general public just now would be the footings of the war ledger. The peo ple should at the earliest possible mo ment be helped to this information. There is more than a curious Interest in it. Business men will find it helpful in making their forecasts. With peace will come, we fear, an era of claims, a large number having al ready been filed with the state depart ment. These embrace claims against the Insurgents as well as the Spaniards, and of Cubans and Spaniards against tha United States. The court of claims is still adjusting money demands grow ing out of a war that ended thirty-five years ago, and Its docket ls likely now to be filled with claims based upon oper ations in Cuba during the past three years. Another count in th? indictment against Alger wns earned Saturday when he procured the dismissal from service of a ship's crew, at the behest of political factors in his own state, whence most of the men hail. The secretary of the navy, as well as the president, is said to be highly indignant at his assumption of 1 authority In another department, and ! the demand for a congressional irwestl ■] gallon into his whole course during the j war is being vigorously renewed. "Happily for the party," declares the Times, "Waiter Parltcr has no influence In its councils and ro voice ln shaping Its policy." We db not know If this is "official, final and lrrevokable," but it is enough to put the rounders oni their guard. In view of It, Parker can hardly be held pecuniarily responsible for their pay In the primary work for which they have been retained. Who is to open the bar'l? Our esteemed contemporary, trtre Times, in an editorial, each word of which weighs a pound, announces that it has no ambition to be the Republican party "organ." It further says, quite point edly, that if McLachlan should secure the Republican nomination for congress man, he must hoe his own row, without any assistance from the Times. There is courage, backbone and strength In Independent Journalism of that kind! The Imparcial of Madrid still insists that Cuba must be pledged to the ulti mate redemption of the debt incurred by Spain in her abortive attempt to sup press the insurrection, and declares that the ministry should go no further than to pay the interest upon the debt to date, and Insist upon Its amortization until the island revenues can again be relied upon to take care of it. We fear Im parcial will have to guess again. The enthusiasm of the Porto Ricans over the arrival of the federals has gone a long way toward reconciling the Span iards to the inevitable. It ls evident they could not have been held In re straint much longer. Even the army contractors, who are the only people who profit by a war, will rejoice that it is over. The Times' whistle would reconcile any civilized be ing to the surrender of the whole shoot ing match to Spain. Irving M. Scott of California was ban queted ln Berlin last Wedlnesday, the guests including ambassadors and high naval officials. The cup of glory of the Oregon's builder is fairiy slopping over. Spain ls progressive. She accepts our terms by cable. In antl-bellum days she was wont to send her answers by slow freight. Garcia still thinks the retention in office of the Spanish officials of Santiago ls a peculiar adaptation of the merit system. Peace brings happiness to all. But to the surviving reconeemtrado it brings life and hope and joy unspeakable. <-< i Unconfirmed reports from London are that the Indian mints will soon be re opened to the free coinage of silver. The Associated Press has confirmed Its title to being the greatest news-gather ing association on earth. The American' people are rather dis posed to anticipate Thanksgiving day this year. Political Review The Republican congressional convention of the Second district has been called to meet at Sacramento on the 24th of Augus' to nominate a successor to Congressman DeVrles, who defeated Grove L. Johnson two years ago on an anti-railroad platform Jake Neff of Placer will probably bo chairman of the suite Republican conven tion. Supreme Court Justice Henshaw would like to retire from the bench and succeed Senator White at Washington. George A. Knight is waiting for the same Job. The Call has ilgured It out that the sup porters of Congressman Maguire are as sisting Dr. Pardee of Oakland in his strug gle for the Republican nomination for gov ernor on the theory that Pardee is the weakest candidate in the Held and there fore the special choice of Maguire. Con gressman Maguire is worrying a great many Republican newspapers. James H. Barry' is aspiring for the Demo cratic nomination for congressman to suc ceed Maguire. Judge W. P. LeVwlor is also anxious for the same nomination. Congressman Loud of the Fifth district is meeting with considerable opposition for renomlnation. In the Third Hllborn will find a worthy opponent ln Victor Metcalfe. Hllborn at lirst was opposed to tlie an nexation of Hawaii, but later, to play poli tics with his constituents, voted in favor of It and thus incurred the displeasure of Mr. Spreckels. Governor Budd and Robert Fitzgerald have been mentioned in connection with the chairmanship of the Democratic state con vention. Southern California cannot ex pect the whole earth, but what ls the matter with making a pull for this posi tion for some representative man in this part of the state—George Patton, for ex ample? j The Good Government club of Sant* Clara county is making things warm for Jim Rea, the notorious Republican bos 3of San Jose. Hitherto Rea has manipulated the politics of that county, named the dele gates to the county convention and dic tated and secured tho nomination and elec tion of his henchmen to all of the county Office*. The corruption of this man and his toois haß aroused the people of Clara county and they propose now lo re tire Jim to some rcaeeful, at any rate to some decent, pursuit. The Orange county Republican primaries were held on the Cth and the county con vention is called for Tuesday, the 9th. The delegates ot Santa Clara county to the Democratic state convention have been instructed to vote for Congressman Ma guire. fAuta Clara is entitled to twenty six delegates. It is understood that th» delegation is favorable to William Craig of San Francisco for congressman to suc ceed Loud in the Fifth d.strict. A stronw fusion nominee ought to carry that dis trict. The Santa Clara delegation voted that proxies could be held by members of the delegation only. This is a move ln the right direction. Why should a man who has been defeated in his precinct as delegate to the county convention, or ln the county con vention as delegate to the state conven tion, be permitted to overrule the wishes of his constituents by sneaking Into the state convention on a proxy? And again, why should the same kind of an Individual be permitted to lay low and elect a tool who will give him his proxy? The Santa Clara plan Is good, but a still better plan is that no proxies shall be al lowed at all; that the majority of the dele gation shall cast the vote of all absent delegates. The Democratic central club of Sa>- Francisco, the largest uniformed club ir. the state, have marie arrangements to give Congressman Maguire a reception upon his arrival at San Francisco from Washington Mr. Maguire was expected to leave Chi cago on the 3d and to arrive In this state by the northern route by to-day or to-mor row. The Republican primaries of San Fran cisco city and county have been called for the 18th, by asemhly districts. That county ls entitled to 156 delegates In the state Re publican convention. It is understood that Martin Kelly and Phil Crimmins have man ipulated matters ln such a way that they will have control of the delegation, and will be ready to carry out Major McLaughlin's cherished ideas of reform and anti-mon opoly. J. H. Seawell, whose name has been men tioned ln connection with both the gov ernorship and the attorney generalship, has come out in an open fetter,and de clared that he is still In the fight for the former office County Clerk Curry of San Francisco ls being groomed by Crlmmtns for the Repub lican nomination for secretary of state. Curry was formerly a candidate for con gress in the Fifth district, but was pulled out by his boss. Jim Rea of San Jose also has a candidate for secretary of slate In the person of Paul Austin, formerly mayor of San Jose. The San Francisco Bulletin Bays that a gentleman who has Jpst returned from a business trip through the southern counties ln the course of which he made many in quiries as to the progress of political events, said that the friends of Davis of Alameda are making a determined effort to capture a portion of the Los Angeles delegation, and that Mr. Davis' fight ln this county is ln the hands of Leon F. Moss and Walter Bacon, who are making good use of the argument that to nominate a southern man would be to deprive the south of the United States senator to b» selected at the next session of the legisla ture. The Bulletin further quotes this gen tleman as saying that Mr. Davis expects one-third of the Los Angeles delegation to rally to his support. The Democrats of San Luis Obispo county have adopted resolutions in favor ot fusion and indorsing the candidacy of Congressman Maguire. The Populists of Alameda county have Indorsed the fusion ticket nominated at Sacramento, at the head of which ls Con gressman Maguire. In Justice to J. C. Foy, George D. Roberts and R. N. Chappel, whose names were pub lished in The Herald of yesterday as com mitteemen who signed the call for the fake committee meeting held at Turnverein hall Saturday, It should be said that these gen tlemen had withdrawn their names from the petition before the call was sent out by Herzog; that they disapproved of the call, and, ln fact, never signed the petition for any such purpose. The Examiner says: Information received from nearly ail the counties indicates tha: fusion will be carried out on the lints agreed to by the Populist, Democratic and Silver Repub lican committees at the conference at Sacramento on July 21st. Southern Pa cific agents may ntlempt to prevent fusion, but it seems impossible that they can accomplish their purpose. By the terms of the fusion agreement, E. L. Hutchison of this city will receive the nomination for lieutenant governor. The Populists were also given the superin tendent of public instruction and onemem ber of the board of equalization and one railroad commissioner. The Silver Republicans were given two places, nominations for which have both been made by the Populists, and which will undoubtedly be Indorsed by the Democratic state convention—Judge Walter Van Dyke of this city for associate justice of the su preme court and H. B. McCraney of Sac ramento for clerk of the supreme court. All of the other nominations were given to the Democrats. They include the gov ernor, one associate justice erf the supreme court, superintendent of state printing two railroad commissioners', three members of the board of equalization, secretary of state, controller, treasurer, attorney gen eral and surveyor general. The Populists nominated Assemblyman Dryden of San Diego for railroad commis sioner nnd George Thresher of Yuba for member of the board of equalization. For the two railroad commissioners the Democrats will undoubtedly renominate W. M. Hinton of San Francisco and H. M. I.a Rue of Sacramento, both incumbents. The fusion agreement as to the congres sional nominees will be left to the com mittees of the several, districts. It ls cer tain, however, that Castle of the Seventh will be indorsed by the Democrats and Sil ver Republicans. Judge Parrish of San Diego has beer, added to the list of those who would like the Republican nomination for attorney general and he is laying his plans to secure it. This may disturb the arrangements of Tirey L. Ford a little, but what does San Diego expect to do with all the offices for which her citizens are aspiring? If they are all nominated, a new census will be neces sary to find out where the bay city ls at. Col. W. F. Heathman, city attorney of Santa Ana, will ask for the Democratic nomination for district attorney of Orange county. The colonel seems to be very pop ular with the people of his city and county. The Republican county convention of Sun Bernardiro county has renominated T. H. Goff for assemblyman for that district. This ls the sami Goff who voted for white washing the Duckworth performances ir. the last legislature. The Democrats of San Bi-rnardino county should have no trouble ln defeating this man. The same convention also nominated a county ticket as follows: For sheriff. O. J. Newman of Chlno; for county clerk, L. A. Pfeiffer of Redlands; for auditor. Walter Wagner of San Bernardino; for recorder, J. F. John son; for tax collector, L. I. Coy; for dis trict attorney, Cramer B. Morris; for as sessor, A. G. Kendal); for treasurer, S. M. Goddard of Colton; for superintendent of schools, Mrs. Mattie D. Auker; for public administrator, S. C. Kemp of Etiwanda; lor coroner, Dr. Wesley Thompson. Senator White addressed the meeting of the Hickory club at its rooms in the Gard ner & Zellner block, this city, last Friday night. Large numbers of members and many visitors were present and were well entertained by the senator's remarks. Col. Edelman of Santa Ana was also present and entertained the club with nu merous good stories and much good sense. Col. Edoiman is a candidate for state treas urer and want 3 the Democratic nomination for that office. His visit to Los Angeles is undoubtedly for the purpose of becoming acquainted with the prospective 81 dele gates from Los Angeles to the state con vention. Col. Dan Baker must feel out of sorts since the nomination of Hutchison for lieutenant governor, pursuant to the fusion program. Col. Dan for a long time has been planning for this plum, and now to find lhat It has dropped from the tree before it was ripe for him must be discouraging in deed. It seems to be the Inevitable, however. The fusion agreement, of course, meets with some opposition, but the overwhelm ing majority of Democrats are conscious of the fact that it must now be carried out, in order to keep faith with the other parties. It must be an effective arrangement. Hith erto our Republican friends have nol usual ly thrown up the sponge so early in the campaign. In fact, upon a few occasions they have got away with the election, some how or other. But in this campaign they have nol, thus far, been able to find a man In the ranks or lead of their party whom they can safely trust to measure swords with Congressman Maguire. Not only are they confronted with lack of suitable gub ernatorial material, but, having selected the very best they have, they are still doubtful of the result. Maguire could un doubtedly be elected upon a straight Demo cratic ticket. His election upon a fusion ticket Is practically assured. The duty of Democrats is, therefore, to stand by Ma guire and the fusion agreement and win out, hands down. A correspondent wants lo know If It ls a part of the fusion arrangement to give the Sixth congressional district to the Popu lists, or, what ls the same thing, to Indorse Barlow. Politlcus will say for the benefit of this individual that there is no fusion agreement at all between the silver parties as to the Sixth district. The only fusion agreement in existence ls that made at Sacramento on the 12th of July, and it covers state offices only. The Populist congressional conven tion, however, nominated Barlow, without any agreement for his Indorsement by the other silver parties, but, as Politlcus sup poses, just 10 hurry matters up a little. The same correspondent also asks if, in the event of fusion ln this district, it ls proposed to give this office to the Populists for the third time. Politlcus does not pretend to be able to say what the fusion committees will or will not do. But, if he may be permitted to ar rive at an answer on the theory that tho. Democrats are entitled to name the con gressman once out of three times, and that the fusion committees will give some slight recognition to the Democratic party for having elected two Populists to congress, he would be inclined to say that Mr. Barlow will not be indorsed by the Democrats, but, on the contrary, that the committees will give this office to the Democrats. •T want to say right here that when It comes to that proposition (state fusion) there will be one voice raised against it, and that will be the voice of W. W. Foote." A Suit SalcJ____n 1 Every man in town is asked to call and examine |j these Special Sale suits, then compare them I with the best you can find elsewhere at the |j same money. || $JO.OO Suits, now at $7.50 1 $12.00 Suits, now at $10.00 I $15.00 Suits, now at $12.00 I $20.00 and $18.00 Suits, now at $15.00 I MULLEN & BLUETT CLOTHING CO. 1 The Old Story 0 lunT PREVAILS. INTELLIGENCE AND RIGHTEOUSNI 89 WIN. PEACE at m \J on earth and good will to men will vet be realized In their fullness. The _ _ | \ United State* In destined to he the peacemaker of tbe world. We are a W 0 XX utrong nation Tho recent war has served to rome our latent power. We tt A) have astonished the nations of the earth. We have astonished ourselves. 1 But our strength lies ln our intelligence Young man. young woman, YOU are a _ W part of this nation, \re you helping lo make it strung 7 A nntion is made up of m 0 units. YOU ere one of those unit*. A thorouzh bu<lr,e-s education will makeyon m \ a stronger unit A short, crisp course at our aonool brings out tne latent powers, de* _ W velops thinkers, practical fellows. Many of our student! astonish us with their P m progress. Home of them astonish themselves. Softool ln full progress NOW. gf 1 Needn't wait till beptember. We shall be pleased to register yon anytime at the J i 212 West Third Street J aO ls an abbreviation of the words "SOBER OFF," and is the trademark for a medicine that will sober off a man —e'^awrVa - ■ w tJm. who has imbibed too large a quantity of alcoholic stimu lants. The same ingredients will also cure Nervousness, Nervous Head- mm ache, Insomnia and Indigestion. For sal* by all first-class saloons and 'Af druggists. PRICE, per bottle M %J\o CONSUMPTION CURED »&B3SKT Private Sanitarium Report of cases sent lreo. i&Bft South Spring 5t.,1.0s Angeles, Cal. Thus spake the aforesaid W. W. Foote in a reported Interview with him. Mr. Foote comes from Alameda county, where his constituents have already indorsed Maguire and the aforesaid state fusion. But let the matter pass. It ls hinted that Mr. Foote Is ambitious for further politi cal honors—the governorship or the United States senatorshlp. Now knowing these facts, it ls not at all unreasonable that Mr. Foote should lament the sad fate that awaits him and the aforesaid ambi tion at the hands of the Democratic state convention. Mr. Foote ls simply giving expression to his disappointment, that's all. If Mr. Foote had been the lucky mat to receive the approval and Indorsement of the fusion committees which he abuse 3, he would have been the happiest man as well as tho most confirmed fuslonist In this state. Six years ago the same Mr. Foote had aspirations tor the United States senate. His election depended upon Populist votes, and though he withdrew in favor of Sen ator White, yet does not Mr. Foote remem ber that upon this occasion he had smiles and sweet words for the Populists and nothing but praises for fusion. Mr. Foote should remember that he Is not the only candidate whose plans have been upset by Congressman Maguire, or, rather, by th<i people, and he can console himself with the fact that, fusion or no fusion, Maguire would still have received as he will receive, the Democratic nomina tion for governor. Mr. Foote says he Intends to fight the fusion program to a finish, but he should remember that Alamada county, even should it reverse itself, is but a small part of the state of California to have at his back, and, further, that when It comes to fighting, he will meet many a foe worthy of his steel. Mr. Foote may talk well but he will lack votes. News comes that a few members of the push who have been given Jobs at the Whittler state school Intend to capture the delegates from that city to the county convention and use them to brace up the shattered forces of the push of this city. We doubt very much if the respectable Democrats of Whittler will knowingly per mit this gang to barter with their suf frages ln the interests of the railroad, or for the purpose of defeating the nomina tion of Maguire, whom this clique hate be cause they know that, as soon as Maguire assumes the duties of governor, they will be unceremoniously bounced. Politlcus desires to warn the Democrats of Whittler that they have it ln their power to send good men to the county convention, and that they will be held to strict account if they permit men of the stripe of Tom Don ahue, Ed Morris and Jack Delaney to mis represent them in the councils of Democ racy. The chairmanship of the county con vention ls a matter of extreme Importance. Judge A. M. Stephens has been brought out as an anti-push candidate by those who are fighting for clean politics and good men. There has been nothing secret about his candidacy. He stands for Maguire, for the Indorsement of the state fusion ar- rungcmcnt and against the railroad push, the antl-Magulre plot and the anti-fusion howl. He believes, as every other honor able Democrat believes, tt ls high time that the dozen Individuals ln this city who have always been, and are now, plotting and Bchemlng ln the Interests of Republic an candidates and the railroad, should be fought to a finish and given no quarter. This ls the man who has consented to stand as the candidate of the reform forces and these are the vital Issues which must be squarely met by all Democrats. The push having been routed upon every side, and not having been able to find a tool whom they could bring forward as an op posing candidate for chairman, have been Industriously peddling around the Infor mation that Judge Stephens ls their candi date and that they propose to give him their hearty support. This move of the push will provoke a smile from those who ire familiar with the oily ways of this species, and will receive from them the righteous contempt which It deserves, but It has al ready had the effect, so It Is said, of caus ing some who have not studied and who are not familiar with the habits of the aforesaid species, and who do not person ally know Judge Stephens, to believe that he has been brought out by the push as their Especial candidate and tool. This ls another of their smart perform ances and though he cannot prevent them from voting for him or from advocating his election, yet Democrats should know that the push will have the same kind of funeral whether or not they vote for Judge Stephens. Next In the order of convention business but first ln impotance ls the election ot chairman of the county central commit* tee. Dr. R. W. Hill, for the last two years has honored his party ln that capacity. The doctor is full of tact, good sense, and. has developed good executive ability. AC the solicitation of those who have the suo cess and the standing of the party at heart the doctor has reluotantly consented to stand for re-election. He ls one of the leading workers ln the movement to rid the party from the domination of wire* pullers, and If this good work ls to be oar rled on he Is without question the man ln whose hands and under whoso supervision It should be placed. The push have not as yet announced any one as an opposing candidate to Dr. Hill, If they have a tool for this place they are keeping mum—hut, mum or otherwise, their cake is dough, and they know it, and here ls where the rub comes ln. They would like the chairmanship because they would then be recognized as the leaders of the party In this county, and as such would demand the right to peddle out some more places to tlie gang. The boys who have tied to the push ln the hope of getting plums through the election of their chairman will bo beautifully left out ln the cold. Dr. Hill will be eleoted chairman without doubt, and as such, upon the ad vice of his friends and supporters will see to It that the future distribution oi patronage in this part of the state will be, turned ln different channels. The county convention will be held in Music hall, one door south of the Los An gels theater, on Spring street, in this city. The convention will convene on Wednes day, the luth, at 10 oclock a. m. POLITICUS. WAR WITTICISMS "What ls the best thing they can raise on the soil of Porto Rico?" " 'Old Glory,* of course."—Philadelphia Record. A Spanish correspondent in Havana cables Madrid that the great hills about are all being fortified. He may be referring to some of Blanco's big bluffs.—Kansas City Star. In that dinner to the Spanish admiral at Annapolis, did they, out of regard for his feelings, omit the soup and various things bottled up?— Philadelphia Times. "I can't understand how Capt. Noodle passed the requisite physical examination,** "Why?" "He has such abnormal Detroit Free Press. Mrs. McLubberty (looking up from het newspaper)—Ol do be r'adln' that ut cost* $1600 a day to run'a battleship. McLubbeP ty—Wull, ay that's so, OI am afeared avOl i had dhe runnln' ay a battleship ut wud walk r afther dhe first tin minutes.—Harper's Ba- ~ zar. | "Is your husband very much Interested in the war?" inquired the neighbor. "In terested!" echoed young Mrs. Torklns. "S < never saw his mind so occupied with any thing. Sometimes he has to think twice before he can tell whether the Boston* or the Cinclnnatls are ahead."—Washington Star. Roosevelt's Promise to His Men Private Will T. Palmers of the rough rid ers writes borne as follows: "Colonel Roose velt says If we knock the bottom out of this thing in time he Is going to take all the rough riders that are and able to go to the Paris exposition in 1900 at his own expense. Our boys are proud of our col onel. We fought ninety hours without sleep or rest."—Kansas City Journal. Quite a Difference One of the differences betwen the bonds issued a few years ago and those which are now being distributed is that in the former case the bankers bought them for their customers, and in the latter the customers sell them to tho bankers.—Providence Journal. By Another Name "This is the parlor, eh?" tentatively re marked the real estate agent, who was looking over the house. "Yes," replied old man Kidder; "but I usually call It the court room—l've got peven daughters, you know."—Harper"* ' Bazaar.