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FOR THE CAMPAIGN The Lot Angeles Daily and Sunday HoMftT'Vift be. mailed to any address in Southern California or Arizona for three months, from Auguit 10th to November 10th, for •S.OO, OKsh in advance. Are you a Democrat? Mow is your oppor tunity- The Lou Angeles Herald Is the only Democratic dally in Southern California publishing full Associated Preas re ports. If you are already a •übecriber Induce your political brethren to sub scribe to the best Democratic exponent In Southern California. Send hi your snbscriptlon or sV2.no for the campaign at once. Make all checks, drafts and money orders payable to The Herald Publishing Company, Los An geles* . MERRY WAR PROMISED Republican indignation over the tem porary victory of the push ln securing control of the forthcoming county con vention Is at fever heat, since the In strumentalities employed were the most disreputeiWe known to American poli tics, resulting ln the practical disfran chisement of fully 50 per cent of the honest members of the party residing ln the Interior. Scattered over a large area and in a way Isolated, the outraged voters in the gerrymandered precincts are only now coming to realize the ex tent and meaning of the scheme by which they have been denied any voice in the councils of the party, any choice in the selection of delegates to the state con vention, any participation in the nomi nation of either state or county tickets, or the formulation of party politics. They are just coming to realize that a condition and not a theory confronts them. They must by their silence give assent to their own disfranchisement, and accept without murmur the ticket and the platform dictated by the push, or they must vindicate their manhood by a forceful protest. And the latter man ly course has within the past few days been agreed upon. They will first seek redress in the courts, by means of an In junction against the certification of a delegation fraudulently selected, and they will then send a contesting delega tion to the state convention, fortified with a recital of facts calculated to bring a blush of shame to the cheeks of all self-respecting members of that body who are not Indebted to similar methods for their own preferment. This Is not necessarily The Herald's fight . It is a fight for decency in poli tics that should have been cheerfully taken up by the Republican organs of this county, but, unfortunately for the purity of Republican politics, few of them had the moral courage to antagon ize the vicious element ln the organiza tion that has characterized this journal's opposition to boss rule in its own. But the outraged members of the Republican party have the remedy in their own hands, and in the crusade which they propose waging against the shameless tricksters they will have the sympathy and moral support of a,ll good citizens without reference to partisan leanings. A FLEA FOR JUSTICE The secretary of the navy makes a pathetic appeal to the country ln he half of Captain Sampson, acting rear admiral, who, he declares, has been "as sailed as vindictively as If he were an enemy of the country." He defends him against criticism for having failed to capture the harbor of San Juan, by de claring that he was restrained by direct orders from the war board not to place his vessels in line of the fire of the forts —a peaceful blockade and a bloodless war then being the hobbies of the ad ministration. So, also, as to Santiago, "Admiral Sampson was acting under ex plicit orders not to expose his armored ships to the risks of sinking by mines." And as to the destruction of Cervera's, squadron, the secretary declares that "the .victory was but the consummation of the admiral's thorough preparations." All of this may be conceded without debate, nor will the people be disposed to oyerlook the generous impulses which Inspired*: Secretary Long to come to the defense of Sampson, and Interpose his shield between the cruel shafts of fate directed against the unfortunate com mander. The latter is doubtless more deserVlng of pity than of censure for, as to* gallant Schley has declared, there! was .«jqu*Th of glory la the Incident Vforl ' all of us," though Sampson failed to recognize It. The American people love fair play. They wish to deprive no defender of the flag of any honors fairly won. No more grateful or discriminative people live on earth. But they have resented, and will continue to evidence their resentment of, two circumstances of the war that Indi cate partiality and that make for Injus tice. The one was the subordination of Schley to an Inferior ln rank, the reason for It not being obvious, and as yet un explained. And the other was the omission of the name of the gallant hero from the official report of that Inferior upon the great naval battle that prac tically ended the war. In the impul siveness of their gratitude to Schley they may have overlooked the merit of Samp son, but If bo he is primarily at fault, for no recognized official ethics restrained him from so obvious a duty as to share with his subordinate In command, if not In naval rank, the glories of that achievement. The people are not dis posed to withhold praise from Sampson. They are determined it shall not be withheld from Schley. The secretary's appeal may help the case of the one, It cannot dim the fame of the other. KEEP THEM OUT Harmony ln the Democratic councils Is not alone desirable. It la essential. And ths surest way to obtain It Is by keeping out the Irreconcllables. The Irreconcllables are such from choice. They always bet to lose, by coppering the ace. They are to politics what the an archists are to civilisation and good or der. They profit from chaos. They produce It ln order to conceal their plun dering designs. They hate peace, for there is nothing In it for them. Were they sailors they would be pirates. There are Democratic Irreconcilable? and Republican Irreconcllables and Populist Irreconcllables. And they usually pool their issues. They endeav or to have nominated men of their Ilk, whom they can handle. Failing In that, they attempt to beat the men they can't buy. Succeeding in a given case, a weak man Is put on the opposition ticket. By whip-sawing they often succeed in getting a number of their class elected. The politics of the successful ones in their confidence doesn't count, so "their hearts are true to Poll." The Irreconclla bles of the Republican stripe have suc ceeded in disfranchising 50 per cent of the country voters of that party ln this county, and are likely to thus secure control of the convention, dictate the selection of a delegation to the state con vention pledged to a program that bodes no good to Southern California Interests —to rob It, in the name of the G. O. P., of its Just deserts. The Irreconcllables of the People's party are those who made an abortive attempt to distract and divide that party on the question of fusion. The Irreconcllables ln the Democratic party are those who have just been defeated ln a conspiracy to divide the party in this county, send a contesting delegation to the state con vention, and defeat the nomination for governor of James G. Magulre, the ob vious choice of the Democrats of the commonwealth. The Populist Irrecon cllables were put to the rout. The Re publican Irreconcilables have placed their party in chancery. The Demo cratic Irreconcilables will, at today's convention of the party in this city, make a last desperate struggle for recognition. Succeeding in getting representation on the delegation to the state convention, however meager it may be, they will pose at Sacramento as the Whole Thing. They will masquerade there as the chosen representatives of Southern Cal ifornia Democracy, which they are not and never can be. They will show how indispensable they are to the organiza tion ln this section. They will never once hint that they were turned down at the primaries, despite efforts at suc cess which scrupled at no questionable methods. And they will renew there the conspiracy which was thwarted In Its inciplency at home. They will an tagonize the popular candidates of the party, and they will antagonize any plat form that may be reported. What they lack in numerical strength they will make up in noise, for they proverbially wear megaphone voices to pump wind from Immense lungs. They are sure to give the convention a bad half hour. There Is but one way to protect it from this unmerited affliction, and preserve the harmony of the organization, here and in the state. They have been dis credited and turned down. Their arms have been taken from them, and they are in the storkade awaiting exchange. There they should be kept under guard until occasion for further mischief making has passed. The Democratic convention today has a duty to perform —a duty to Itself, to the party and the section. It should resolutely set its face against the mistaken policy of giving them any representation whatever on the delegation to Sacramento. The del egation should not be hampered by any such Impedimenta. Let it be free from push taint or the suspicion of gang in fluence. Let it be truly representative of the undeflled Democracy of Los An geles county. COST OF THE WAR Only a few days ago this journal hint ed at the desirability of early informa tion regarding the probable cost of the war. We little expected It would be forthcoming so soon. There was less apprehension that the bureau chiefs would try to swell the total figure be yond actualities. Executive officers of the government usually endeavor to make as creditable a showing for econ omy as Is possible, without falsifying the record. But ln this instance they go entirely outside of It, and dig up every thing in the field of conjecture, from grass roots to bed-rock, to make It ap pear that the cost of the war will aggre gate a billion dollars, or half as much as the four years' war of the rebellion! The actual disbursements April 1 to August 1 foot .up 1122„23U75. fcut the LOS ANGELES HERALD. WEDNESDAY MORNING,AUGUST 10, $898 ready reckoners of war and navy de partments have no apparent difficulty ln swelling this total to $1,000,000,000, through the gentle flow of the Imagina tion, always equal to the requirements of a given case. They add $250,000,000 for probable expenses before mustering out, $12,000,000 for state expenses, $30,000,000 for war claims, $90,000,000 for interest on war debt, $350,000,000 for additional pen sions, and $75,000,000 for the wages which the soldiers haven't made! Why the experts should have stopped here will perhaps remain unexplained. Losses were undoubtedly sustained by men in the service who had no oppor tunity to get ln on the ground floor with Joe Letter's wheat deal, while others could have realised handsomely on the popular loan, by buying bonds at par and selling to the banks at 104. What the Rough Riders lost by enforced ab sence from the Sheepshead bay meet might easily have been reckoned a national liability. But there Is no profit In further trav ersing the possibilities. A cool billion is enough to Justify the Imperialist pol icy of "getting all we can and holding all we get." Aud that Is obviously the purpose of giving currency to the waT cost at this particular Juncture. Let it stand at a billion. As Tom Reed would say, were he not in the sulks, "this Is a billion dollar country." Fortunately, however, the early estimates of cost are "subject to change without notice." CO-OPERATIVE SHIP BUILDING The achievements of the Oregon have fixed for all time the status of ship-bulld- Ing on the Pacific coast. It Is now every where acknowledged that she is the most effective vessel in the American navy. Naval authorities concede that her con struction is faultless. Her performance, since she was withdrawn from this sta tion, will illuminate one of the brightest pages in naval history. Her builder is at this moment being wined and dined by foreign ambassadors, ministers of ma rine and high naval authorities in the old world, and the name of Scott will occupy an important place on the Imperishable scroll of naval constructors. In his report upon the destruction ot Cervera's fleet, Commodore Schley de clared that "there is glory enough in the achievement for all of us." And so, In the triumphs of the Oregon, there Is honor enough to satisfy Mr. Scott and all of the men in his works who had a hand and a heart in the construction of the vessel—and all who had the one also had the other, for the vessel was built upon the co-operative plan, although the sig nificant circumstance has received no mention, so far as we have observed, since the Oregon returned from its trial trip in the Santa Barbara roadstead. At the outset the men of the Scott yards were taken into partnership with the owners, and notified that the premium offered by the government for regis tered speed, In excess of the stipulations of the contract, would be pro rated with them. Something like $175,000 was earned and subsequently distributed among the men. The stimulus which this wise and gen erous offer had upon the workmen could only be fully appreciated by those who saw them at their task, when the vessel was on the ways, or had opportunity to watch the eager movements of those of their number who were detailed to bring the vessel down the coast on Its trial trip. The Scotts themselves were not more anxious to score a record than was the humblest of these. That they would have been indifferent contributors to the success of the undertaking under other conditions does not follow, but we be lieve we are entirely safe ln the conclu sion that the co-operative Interest which each man had ln the production of a faultless vessel had much to do with the perfection of every detail—with the turn ing of every screw, with the driving of every nail, with the tightening of every bolt. All of these made for that degree of excellence which has been put to the crucial test and found invincible. Weil may the honors be shared with the men under the Scotts who made possible the achievements of the men under Captain Clark. The people are warranted ln going Commodore Schley one better, in recognizing the crew of the iron works, no less than the crew of the Oregon, as the real victors of the great sea fight on the southern coast of Cuba. Co-opera tive ship building has surely scored a triumph. A NAME TO CONJURE WITH Piatt wants Fred Grant for governor. A few Callfornians want the mantle of Steve. White to fall upon the shoulders of Ulysses S. Grant. The people of the United States never tired of heaping honors upon the hero of Appomattox in his lifetime. His memory will ever be kept green. They would like to recognize his sons, and they will do it to the limit of prudence. But they are not disposed to elevate them, in state or nation, beyond their intellectual equipment. The New York boss, if pressed, could not give a single reason why Fred Grant should be made governor of the Empire state. He only recognizes In the name something to conjure with. He oniy hopes, by the use of it, to overcome the growing pop ularity of Roosevelt, whom he cannot use, and thus defeat the apparent de sire of the people for an'executive whose political record is perhaps without a blemish. In like manner Is there a deep design behind the movement in this state to. speculate upon the name of Grant. l There Is no pretense that the amiable and debonair San Diegan reaches the stature of a statesman, that he is equipped for so important a trust, that ever so much experience would fit him for the duties of a United States sen ator. "I was with Grant, the stranger said," and the farmer desired to hear no more. All that he possessed was at the com mand of the man who was with Grant. But, without yielding ever so little of respect or- devotion to. the memory, of the dead hero, the people of California, no less than the people of New York, want to know a trifle more about the man who was with him, or who Is of him, and whether he Is entitled to what he claims. The Los Angeles Mining Review has every reason to be proud of Its young but exceedingly prosperous life. That Journal, unlike many of Its weekly and Inexcusable contemporaries, has a defin ite field to fill. The mining interests of Southern California have become a very Important factor In Its development and a reliable, well-edited journal, such as the Review, Is bound to prove a valuable aid to this Industry. A handsome spe cial edition has Just been published with the primary object of doing good mis sionary work at the Trans-Mississippi exposition. The undertaker of St. Johns, who speaks from personal observation, de clares that many of the victims of the Burgogne disaster might have been saved had the French line company promptly dispatched a relief vessel to the scene of the disaster. He testifies that some of the bodies indicated the presence of life four days after that aw ful night on the fog-begirt banks of Newfoundland. This constitutes an additional count against the Compagnle Generale Tran'satlantlque for criminal culpability. Mark Hanna has addressed a letter to United States Marshal Glen Miller of Salt Lake, protesting against the adop tlorl of a free silver plank by the Repub licans of Utah, a course that is deemed absolutely essential to party success in that state this year. Hanna protests as chairman of the national Republican committee. But what right has that official to Interfere with the policy of the party in the states? And what has the United States district attorney got to do with it? Does Hanna expect him to sue out a 0 Injunction, or have all the Republican* indicted for treason? Inasmuch as the Britieh ship Cromarty shire rammed the French liner Bourgogne and sent her to the bottom of the sea, it may surprise some people to learn that the owners of the latter have been sued for damages by the owners of the former. But the French can't, complain, for they have a law in Paris providing for the arrest and punishment of persons who get run over ln the streets. The cabby who does the run-over act goes free. Thirteen hundred naval prisoners are to be give/i parole freedom just as soon 'as Spain shall provide for their trans portation home. They will be returned In as good order and condition as when received, save ordinary wear and tear, and doubtless with revised opinions of the Yankee pigs, at whose trough they have been feeding. 1 The admission made in the house of commons yesterday, that Great Britain had offered to aid China ln resisting Russian aggression, would be more or , less ominous, but for the explanation | that accompanies the statement, that no j threat of aggression has been made. The Chinese emperor should beware of Greeks bearing gifts. Also, Germans land Britons. Both England and Ger many seem to have simultaneously ! claimed the privilege of resisting any < aggressive movement against China by | other powers. j Suspicion is gaining ground that Miles : has neglected to make arrangements for the speedy dispatch to him of news of ! the conclusion of peace—in other words, that he has changed his postofflce address to San Juan. I Will the United States send an ambas | sador to Madrid when peace Is perfected? 'will she be entitled to such considera tion? Will not a consul-geweral or a commercial agent answer all of the re quirements of diplomatic courtesy? The first ship-load of Spanish soldiers will leave Santiago this morning. These are the fellows who promised to return to Spain victorious, or not at all. Possi bly they regard the loss of Cuba as a victory. The silver cause was yesterday formal ly declared dead by Mark Hanna. H. H. Kohlsaat concurs. In view of these utterances, Is it worth while to continue the discussion? Secretary Alger is said to be very anx ious to get out of the cabinet. But his personal anxiety cannot be nearly so intense as the popular anxiety. The civil service rules will not be ap plied to Porto Rico. Perhaps the great surplus of pie-eaters can be worked off on that unhappy land. The Cosmopolitan published a history of the war before it began. But It was not complete. It didn't contain the "round robin." Secretary Alger regards the Manila fight as the beginning of the general at tack on the Philippine capital. Or we should. "The Fall of Manila" Is being played at Manhattan Beach. Aguinaldo is made to assume a minor role. Running the Paper The Spanish editor looked blue, "The mob is loose," said he. "And you, oh, censor, bid me do What they will rage to see. "My own rights nothing can restore, But you have had your try, I guess I d better turn things o'er To old Vox Populi." —Washington Star. Those New Bucking Horses "George wrote to me that he was well, barring extreme soreness." "I hope It isn't bronchitis." "No; he said it was broncotls."—Cleve land Plain Dealer. She Could Break 'Em Mrs. Hiram—Dear, I wish you'd bring home a dozen Harveylzed steel plates. Mr. Hiram—What do you mean? Mrs. Hiram—l'm Just curious to see what Bridget would do with rhem.—Philadelphia Record, .< «( - . 4t «l if SIDEWALK TALKS "Ths railway business continues to be satisfactory, though the overland tralfic has fallen off sllght- F. J. Hyde: 'V sln ce the winter. This has been com pensated for, however, by the stimulation of local travel to and from the beaches and to San Diego. This Is the best year we have had since I have been here, and I Imagine almost all the other lines have the same report to make." © o © "I see you had an Interview ln The Herald with Guy Barham, and you put him down as a Dem- Frnnk Flint: ° crat - He 18 a Re " pubiicen. Says he is a Democrat? That's all right. He is a Republican, all the same. It don't matter, though, for he is all right In any party. How he has developed! Just a few years ago he was only a smart boy, and now he is a wit and a man of the world. It shows what perseverance will do for a fellow if ho has the brains to back himself with. But I tell you he Is a Republican." (To prevent any misconception on the part of the public it may be stated that there Is not the slightest foundation for Mr. Flint's statement. The wish Is probably father to the thought.—Ed. Herald.) © © © "I have nothing to say about the scrap. I think that there will be a compromise that will avoid any Tom McCarTery: further disruption of the party. They have been after my scalp for a good many years, but they haven't got It yet. No, I won't say another word now, but If things don't come out all right, see me after the con vention and I may give you some hot stuff talk." o o o "Why, yes, we did have considerable fun at our primaries. I guess H. Patton know there had been Tom Wllkerson: a horse race when the day was over. He had a three-seated carriage out, and he polled seven votes, I believe. The fun of the whole thing was that Mitchell was attending so well to other matters than his own tight that he came mighty near being shut out ln his precinct. Altogether, we had as much fun as at a presidential elec tion, and as we won we have no kick com ing." © © © "Tell you something about shooting? Well, I have had extraordinary euocess lately at the rifle Allen Kelly: range. In the past month I sucdrteded In making seven possibles complete, two at 200 yards, one at 300 yards, two at 500 and two at 600. I use a thlrty*forty single shot Winchester, taking the same cartridge used In the Krag-Jorgensen rifle. We sharpshooters have all beoome good shots, those who hove practiced faithfully hav ing become particularly skillful." THE RECEIVER. HE WON THE BET Many years ago there were two brothers, nnmed Joel and Jonathan, says the In dianapolis Journal, who were famous throughout Wayne County, Indiana, be cause they were both such frights. One day they were on their way to Cincinnati by wagon, in the days of the old canal. The wagon was of the covered variety, and only Joel was visible to the natural eye as the vehicle plunged Into and out of the chuck holes that Infested the way. Joel was said to be the next to the ugliest man In all the country round, and his brother took prece dence. The two brothers met a stranger, who, attracted by the supremely homely face of Joel, stopped his horse and said: "Excuse me, my friend, but would you mind tellln' me your name?" ln a sepulchral tone Joel replied: "Well, I guess I hain't done nothln' Chat would make me asnamed to tell my name. My name Is Joel ." "Where do you live, If it is a fair ques tion?" "I live ln Wayne County : Indianny." "Well, stranger. I've seen much of Indi anny. but I'll bet you $10 that you're the ugliest man In the state." "Well. I hain't no gnmblin' man." replied Joel, "but I hain't never seen nothln' ln the Scripture aga'n bettln' on a sure thing, an' I'll jest take that bet." Turning to the wagon cover and peering into Its depths, he called: "Jonathan, stick your head out. hyer." Jonathan did as requested. The stranger paid the money without a word of complaint. An English Prophecy The Americans will go on fighting with ever-increasing energy and volume of sac rifice until they win and are able to dictate terms of peace to the antagonist, which again will be terms proportioned to the du ration of the war. They will repel all in terference, whatever suffering or loss such a repulse may Involve; and they will in fu ture Insist on a great fleet and the skele ton of a powerful army being regarded as part of the national machinery, no more to be neglected or abolished than the light houses or the offices for paying the interest on the debt. They will be very reluctant to be Involved in future wars; they wilil pay attention for the future to diplomacy, probably creating a diplomatic service, and they will regard alliances as useful, though cumbrous and costly, forms of insurance. That Is to say. they will adopt, as regards the external world, precisely the attitude which centuries of experience have forced upon the "effete" nations of Europe.—Lon don Spectator. Time to Hurry Up "That "baby of ours," he said decisively, "is to be christened tomorrow If I have to go to law to have it done. You see, his mother Is something of a hero worshiper, and, while it was all right at the start, now that It has reached a point where lie Is to be known as Dewey-Bagley-Hobson-Shaf ter-Sohlc-y-Sampson-Roosevelt Smith, I think it is time to put an end to it."—Chi cago Post. Better Come Down "Is that you Colonel Crockett?" asked the coon. "Yes." "Well, don't fire. I'll come down." This little anecdote might be profitably pondered by the Porto Rico authorities.— Boston Herald. The Reward of Success Germany now takes a much more favor able view of the Americans than she did a few weeks ago. The attitude of the press Is changed completely.—Cable Dispatch. "Win and the folks are with you; Lose, and they call you snide, For It's been men's way Since Adam's day To flock -with the winning side. •-C.eveland Leader. i f Sensational Selling j Of Men's Summer Suits | We never indulge in sensational advertisements—We have, however, created quite a stir in our Men's w Clothing section by making some genuine, sweeping I reductions in the prices of Men's Summer Suits, the |> news of it has gone abroad, resulting in the greatest f activity all over the store. Come and see how we clear out the summer goods of all kinds. » MULLEN & BLUETT CLOTHING CO. I l Branches Taught i ■ Bookkeeping, Arithmetic, Grammar, Correspondence, Spelling, Busi- 0 0 nets Law, Business Forms, Rapid Calculations, Penmanship, Short- 0 0 band, Typewriting, Telegraphy, Aaaaying. tf* 0 We are not simply "keeping school." WE TEACH —teach enthusiast!- 0 0 cally, intelligently, s ccessfully. Our students learn. They grow— i 0 mentally, morally, commercially. They develop power, accumulate 2 J strength, acquire habits of system and self-reliance. THAT'S A BUSI- !| J NESS EDUCATION. School in session now. Students entering every ? \ day. Can't you enter today ? * J t 212 West Third Street l| REFRIGERATORS ao tf%M\ Wm WW afW W2 Cures NervousnsSS ' Nervous Prostration, tT%m ■ _ _ Nervous Headache, Indigestion, WM U ■ ■ And Also Acts As a Tonic It Will Also Cure Alcoholic, Tobacco and Physical Excesses For Sale by All Druggists and First-class Bars. . . . PriCC 75C per bOttlC CONSUMPTION CURED D *&ft3Br" Private Sanitarium, keport of c.iea sent free. 4ISV4 South Spring Bt.,Loa Angelei, Cat. THE PUBLIC PULSE [The Herald under this heading prints communications, but does not assume re sponsibility for the sentiments expressed. Correspondents are requested to cultivate brevity, so far as Is consistent with the proper expression of their views.] Mr. DoEier Declines To the Editor of the Los Angeles Herald; I see by this morning's Herald that I was chosen last evening as a delegate to repre sent the Thirty-third precinct in the county convention of the Democratic party which assembles tomorrow. This was entirely without my knowledge or consent, and I respectfully decline to act ln the capacity named. While I be lieve it to be tho right and the duty of ev ery citizen to entertain his own political views, and on all proper occasions to give expression to his political preferences, yet I maintain that every teacher is clothed with a sacred public trust which renders it improper and unbecoming for him to identify himself with any public partisan function, If It can be avoided. He neces sarily occupies a position of influence over the minds of the children of families of all shades of political faith; and, while it is his duty to instruct, both by theory and practice, in the principles of sound govern ment, and Inculcate the truest patriotism, yet he should not, either directly or indi rectly, give prominence to his party fealty. He is not at liberty, I think, in the exer cise of his privileges as a citizen, to lessen his efficiency as a public servant, entrusted with some of the most sacred functions that can be confided to any man; and it is certain that Identification ln any way with active partisan politics must Impair the usefulness of a teacher. This Is the position I have maintained for thirty years, and am thoroughly con vinced that it is ln the Interest of the highest public weal and consistent witlh the truest sense of Justice. MELVILLE DOZIER, Vice president State Normal School. The Floating Statesman To the Editor of the Los Angeles Herald: As a born Democrat, who has never held an office, and does not want one, but who takes some interest in politics, occasionally attending conventions as a delegate and always on hand to attend meetings, march in processions and swing my hat and hur rah for our candidates, I must confess that I had gotten awful tired of seeing Major. Colonel or Captain Harry Patton getting ali the plums and holding all the offices. I am aware that Patton moved from his wife's little cottage at Ramona because he could not be elected as a delegate to any more conventions.ci lam also ognlsant of the fact that Major (or whatever handle) Patton. when he could not become a dele gate from this city moved out to Monte Vista, where he gets rent free for taking care of the place, with the assurance that In that small precinct he would go as a delegate to all Democratic conventions. I am glad for the sake of good Democracy that this office holder, Captain (?) Patton, has at last been turned down. What do you bet he does not turn up in the conven tion and also go to the state convention? He has the chin to do It, and ns he rides on an annual pass over the Southern Pa cific he can make the trip where others of us Democrats cannot afford the expense. If Patton is a (proxy) delegate to either county or state convention, I feel very much like swearing off on voting the Dem ocratic ticket this fall. JNO. W. HALL, An Old Line Democrat. August 9, 1898. City Land Values To the Editor of the Los Angeles Herald; The announcement that L. Z. Letter has sold to Marshall Field a small piece of land in Chicago for the sum of $2,153,000 means something more than a mere busi ness transaction between two wealthy cit izens of thnt Inflated metropolis. It fur nishes a very striking object lesson ln po litical economy. The piece of earth which commanded the enormous price mentioned has an area of about a quarter of an acre and Is located at the southeast corner of State and Madison streets. The present Improve ments on the ground cut no figure In the sale, the building being worth only about what will have to be paid for its removal to make room for a better one. The land alone Is worth for business purposes the sum mentioned. The present occupants hold a lease from Mr. Letter, good fol ninety-nine years, for which they pay a rental of $.118,000 annually. The time was when that piece of ground was scarcely worth $2. Today It Is valued at more than $2,000,000. What has caused such an Increase of value? It surely is not the result of anything done by Mr, Letter, Mr. Field or Schlessinger & Mayer, the merchants now doing business on that corner. The almost phenomental enhance ment of value comes from the growth,'en terprlse and industrial activities of .the Chicago community as a whole. And hoi alone upon what has been done ln the Last history of the city, but really more upon what the people In and near that metrop olis will do in the future. Hence it appears that the price paid for the business silts Is a premium on the industry of all ttie people who may henceforth Hve ln Chicago. Here the question arises, to whom does that increment of value rightfully belong! Certainly not to either or all of the persons named In this connection. Then It miisl be the just heritage of the entire com' munlty. If not, why not? What this nation needs above all else it a fiscal policy that will take community earnings for public use and leave all Indi vidual earnings ln the hands of Individual producers. That would be consistent with wisdom and justice. RALPH HOYT. Kiplng Upon Prospero's Isle Mr. Rudyard Kipling appears in the Spectator ln the role of a commentator upon Shakespeare, with a suggestion as to the origin of the. "Tempest," which has a refreshing smack of autobiographical con viction. For as our propnet-pllgrlm jour neyed across the waste spaces of the-em pire, passing the "still vext Hcrmoothes," he came suddenly upon the stage set by Nature- for Act 11., Scene 11., of the poefs vision, on the coast of the coral beached cedar cpvered island. There was the "cel lar in a rock by the seaside," with "neither bush nor shrub," and "yond" same black cloud" above; there—some two mies from modern Hamilton—was Trinculo's path In land, ending abruptly in a swamp; there was the muttering and roaring of theses among the coral reefs, and the echoes cf the cramped valleys, and the prickles ol palmettoes. Landscape and literature were never so Indlssolubly mingled. And all of this, thinks Mr. Kipling, did Master Will Shakespeare gather from the seafaring; yarns of a half tipsy bosun in his theater. Even If all this be "considering too curi ously." it Is a mighty picturesque sugges tion that there are stM*. landscapes In ttilS' battered universe that may have been "the old tlrst sets" of many an enchanted drama ln our noblest literature. Ths world's a stage indeed.—From a London Letter. - ♦ ■*"*■ ■ Why, Oh Why? Why Is a good and sensible girl nearly always homely? Why doesn't everybody get married If misery loves company? Why Isn't an insurance policy used some times to kindle a tire? Why is an unmarried woman but thirty on her fortieth birthday? Why is It so difficult for some people tm say what they mean? Why isn't alimony the capital prize ln the matrimonial lottery? Why is it so much easier to get Into mat rimony than it is to get out of it? Why Isn't a wife the better half when she's always getting the best of the other half? Why does a man usually have to shuffle? off this mortal coll before he cuts much of a figure In history?— Rochester Herald. The Mightier Weapon "When General rtlanco is defeated will he have to yield up his sword?" "No; we'll let him keep that; but he will have to hand over his pen."—Chicago Rec ord. Heading Him Off Rivers (fanning himself)—Th!s weather is too hot tn talk ahout. Brooks—Thanks. I was afraid you were going to talk about it.—Chlcaito Inter* i Ootan.