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A CAMPAIGN EDITION Next Sunday, the 16th inst., The Herald will publish a special cam paign supplement, the pages of which will be devoted to the fusion candi dates on the state and county plat forme and to the principles which they represent. This edition will aim to be a valu able factor in the enunciation of the issues of this vital struggle and a plain presentation of the citizens who are championing the cause of the peo ple. The leading features of the edition will be: James O. Maguire, the candidate of three united parties for the governor ship of California. A brief biography of the man, who has devoted his life to the people's cause. The Democratic principles which he represents and which form the vital issues of the pres ent campaign. The fusion candidates for state offi ces. Portraits and brief biographies of the principal nominees. The fusion candidates for state offl flces. Portraits and brief biographies of the nominees of the Democratic, Populist and Silver Republican par ties for office in Los Angeles county. Southern California nominees. Complete lists of the fusion candidates for office in the seven counties of Southern California. Comparative tables showing the re sults of the state and county elections of 1894; also the relative strength of the fusion and Republican parties in the presidential election of 1896. The Platforms—The state and coun ty platforms of the three unitsd par ties. The principal speeches of James G. Magulre in tbe present campaign. His speech, delivered in Los Angeles on Sept. 26, will be reproduced in full as well as copious extracts from his most important address in San Francisco. Besides this instructive fund of in formation and valuable statistics there will be expressions of opinion from the leaders of tha fusion forces on the Issues of the campaign and the pros pects of the struggle on the Bth of No vember. The edition, in which the campaign supplement will appear, will consist of 30,000 copies. As a comprehensive educator in the campaign it will ap peal to every working member of the fusion forces. Orders for specially wrapped copies, ready for mailing, should be sent in with promptness. This large edition will be widely dis seminated throughout the length and breadth of Southern California and ad vertisers who desire to seize the oppor tunity should secure space without delay. WELCOME TO THE SEVENTH! Los Angeles grasps the hnnds of its •returning soldiers with the same hearti ness that marked the leave-taking a few months ago. It is as proud of them now as it was when they started with the patriotic purpose of fighting the bat tles of the ir country. The Seventh regi ment, although now about to dissolve as a military organization, and again assimilate with the industries of South am California, will live through the com ing years in the memories of a patriotic people. While the Seventh regiment was not permitted to take a place at the front and smell the smoke of battle, it has endured suffering and hardship equal to the average of regiments In actual ser vice. The hospital record probably thows a list quite up to the average of the whole volunteer army. The regi ment has served the country ns faith fully us if it had been In range of the Mauser bullets at Santiago. It was eager for active service, so long as the war lusted; lt was willing and even anxious lv go to the Philippines after the war ended, with the knowledge that nothing but monotonous guard duty was probable. The record of the regi ment, from first to last, has been honor able and patriotic, creditable alike to its members and to Southern California. According to the latest reports, there Is some probability that the trains bring raff home fhe gallant boy» of the Seventh regiment will not arrive as early aa was anticipated. The Herald has bean In formed of the Intention, in such case, to abandon the proposed parade through the city, ln order that tha regiment may be rushed out to Agricultural park to be on time to give an exhibition drill as an additional attraction to the races. No satisfactory or definite announce ment has yet been made by the direct ors of the races as to the disposition of the* entrance* money which, will, of course, be onormously Increased by the prospect of seeing the regiment at! drill ln Agricultural park. It is too late to question the wisdom or decency of con verting the home-coming of our soldiers Into an additional attraction to horse races, or putting such a strain upon them after a tiresome Journey, at the end of which they will, to a man, be anxious to rush to their families and friends. But there is still time to enter a vig orous protest against the reported scheme of abandoning the parade through the city's streets, where all cltiaens, men, women and children, can look upon the gallant boys without pay ing an entrance fee. It was to promote a universal welcome to the Seventh regi ment that an unofficial holiday has been proclaimed and that the schools of the j city have been ordered closed this after j noon. It will be a cruel outrage if the regi ment is not permitted to go through that part of the program which—after the lunch—they would most enjoy. There will be a howl of Just Indignation if the boys are not allowed to be welcomed on the streets by the citizens of Los An geles, in order that they may. be carted out to Agricultural park to replenish the treasury of the District Fair asso ciation. The Seventh regiment has suffered enough already. They were sufficiently victimized by money-making greed at Camp Merrltt. No suspicion of reproach must be allowed to He with the people of Los Angeles In their welcome home. If the trains are late today it is the exhibition drill at Agricultural park that must be abandoned. The people) look for an opportunity of cheering the boys on their march from the depot to the armory, which they would do ln tho natural course of events. THE CAMPAIGN IN THE EAST Election day is but little more than three weeks distant, and yet we fall to see much) animation as we glance over the political field ln the east. The apathy of which Senator Hanna recently complained is everywhere apparent. Even in New York, where heroic effort has been made to arouse Republican en thusiasm, there is marked indifference in the rank and file of the party. With occasional exceptions of apparent Inter est elsewhere, here and there, the peo ple manifest more concern in the thanks giving event, at the end of November, than ln the election that will come in the early part. In Pennsylvania there is considerable' agitation in the Republican party, but it is local and factional. The Repub licans In the Keystone state are warring among themselves, much to the discom fort of Senator Hanna and other na tional leaders, who are worried about the congressional outlook. Senator Quay always has a flsht on hand with a faction of his party in Pennsylvania, but just now he is engaged in the hard est battle in his political experience. The so-called Republican reformers, or WanamakerS, or anti-Quays, as they are variously alluded to, have the cun ning Pennsylvania bops at apparent dis advantage. They have a criminal charge against him, to strengthen the usual line of attack, and a very pretty quarrel ls the consequence. Several Re publican congress districts ln the state are absolutely certain to return Demo crats In the coming election. The situation ln New York Is devoid of special Interest, aside from the circus like canvass whioh Colonel Roosevelt is engaged in. He is pushing his Hough Rider notoriety with characteristic vigor, but, with all Its picturesque fea tures, that dangerous Hanna apathy is everywhere apparent. And there are in dications, too, that the glamor of th" Rough Rider buslneSJ is Wearing off. New Yorkers quickly tire of a novelty. [It pleanes them this week, but they want a change of progl am for the week ahead. Colonel Roosevelt has done well ln hold ing public attention thus far, but he seems to be near the end of his tether. Oni the Democratic side there has been but little indication of olden-time enthu siasm. Within the laft few days, how ever, a notable awakening is apparent. New York Democrats always reserve their fire for close range. They never close ranks and prepare for the charge until near the end of the canvass. But they charge like the old guard finally, whether the result be a tidal wave or a Waterloo. The most noteworthy feature of the New York campaign, on the Democratic side, is the attitude that the Germans are assuming toward .'olonel Roosevelt. When the colonel was the head of the police department, he wns Conspicuously zealous ln the enforcement of Ihe so called Raines liquor law. As viewed by the Germans, ar.d a vast numbet of oth ers, that was th!.- most obnoxious law ever enforced ln New I'ork city. It not only prohibited the Sunday liquor trade, but compelled the week-day closlns of saloons from one to five oclock in the morning; and four hours of enforced prohibition, out of twenty-four, was re garded iih absolutely Intolerable. The Germans have not forgiven Colonel Roosevelt for his energy ln enforcing the law, and the German vote In New Yoik ls mightily potent. On the whole, as ihe result of a cursory view of the field, we see nothing calcu lated to allay Senator Hanna's appre hension. If the president's earnest ef forts fail to arouse enthusiasm in the ranks of his party, the senator may as well abandon hope. Indications now LOS ANGELES HERALDt FRIDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 14, 1891 point to a Republican surprise party, not a Jubilation, as the result ot. events on the Bth of November. OUR GROWING REPUTATION The renewed effort for annexation, in University and Garvnnza districts, war rants a look ahead at the probable pop ulation of Los Angeles In the near fu ture. In 1890, according to the United States census, the figure was 50,395. That made our city the fifty-seventh in the list of leading American cities. Two years ago we passed the 100,000 mark, having doubled In six years. An nexation swelled the population consid erably, but It Is probably within rea sonable bounds to say that we are now doubling at the rate of once ln ten years, If not In eight. Today we no doubt num ber close to 120,000. There were only twenty-five cities ln the United States that surpassed that figure ln 1890. At this rate our population will be 240,000 when the new century Is eight years old, on the basis of a double In ten years. Doubling in eight years, as we now seem to be doing, would bring us close to the quarter-million mark in 1906. There is reason to believe, however, that in the years Just ahead the Increase will be relatively much more rapid than lt has latterly been, wonderful as/ the record is. There are various causes that lead to this conclusion. The prospect of a harbor, the advantages that will be offered for manufacturing, with the aid of electric power, and the Increased in terest in our climate and products will all tend to attract new residents and new enterprises. We know of no other large city ln the United States that can compare with Los Angeles In growth during the recent years of business de pression, and we know of none that has such a promising outlook for the years just before us. THE MATTER WITH GERMANY More facts are coming to light ex planatory of Germany's peculiar atti tude toward the United States during and since the war with Spain. The United States consul at Leipzig, In a recent official report, gives further testi mony showing that the Inroads of Amer ican products in Germany are alarming, and presumbably exasperating, to the Teutons. Meats, canned goods and va rious other of our products have been strenuously fought by German dealers, on the ground of alleged impurity; but when it comes to wearing apparel they are without excuse for complaint. Reference has hitherto been made ln The Herald to the successful Introduc tion of American shoes in Germany. Consul Warner indicates the spread of the fancy for our shoes ln saying that "the best stores (Leipzig) find them selves compelled to keep a small supply of our shoes In stock." He also says that this demand for American shoes "has not been created through efforts on the part of our manufacturers, but is largely due to the influence of some of our consular officers." The grievance of Germany ts. there fore, of two-fold nature. Her exports to the United States, her most Import ant market, are threatened by our do mestic production, and she is assailed at home by American manufactures. When our shoes are pushed Into the German markets, underselling the prod ucts of the home factories, our phlegm atic German friend no doubt begins to think that American audacity will yet send cheese and sausage to the father land. The Southern Pacific railroad is evi dently making hay while the sun shines. Uncle t'ollis' latest ingenious device is said to have been the securing of an electric road franchise from the city trustees of Riverside, which has no pro vision against his running freight trains through the midst of the city and despoil ing the far-famed beauties of Magnolia avenue. Happily the Riverside Trust company will frustrate, ln a measure, such an Iniquitous design. The com pany still possesses the franchise on Victoria avenue, which was to have been Included 1 ln the Southern Pacific's' pro gram. A franchise of positively un equivocal terms ls to be offered Mr. Frank A. Miller, who, it ls believed, represents Mr. Huntington ln this trans ' action, and the terms will absolutely prevent the railroad from ever running refrigerator cars down Victoria avenue. The Herald has received, from an in mate of the Soldiers' Home, a circular purporting to come from the "Army and Navy Republican League of California." We have no knowledge of any such or ganization, and as it demands a dollar from every recipient of the circular, lt looks very much like a fraud. San Fran cisco is the headquarters of the "league," and one J. Murray Bailey, who signs himself "adjutant-general," is the per son who will receive any dollar that gudgeons may send. The circular is full of coarse vilification of the union state ticket, and as a whole bears the ear marks of a one-dollar speculation In the interest of the "adjutant-general." The president's address at On na gives evidence of careful prepara n. It ls entirely free from any poll.,cal bearing, such aa appeared in talks en route, as alluded to in yesterday's Her ald. The only feature of it that is spe cially noticeable is an expression rela tive to our settlement with Spain. The president says: "We must avoid the temptations of undue aggression, and aim to secure only such results as will promote our own and the general good.", This expression is not very clear, and its application may be questionable; but we should Judge it has reference to the Philippine islands, and that it hints at moderation In our demands. The conference committees of the union parties have completed their pro gram of fusion for the coming city cam paign. The thoroughness of debate and the length of their labors have resulted in a mutually satisfactory apportion ment of offices. Our Republican friends will, of course, be grievously disappoint- Ed to learn this result, but it la as well for them to become accustomed to dis appointments, since many ar* In store for them within the next two months. To leave Chicago in tha morning and attend a theater ln New York on the evening of the same day breaks alt records of long-distance railway trav eling. Mr. Depew and party did it. leaving Chicago at 12:30 ln the morning and arriving ln New York at 8:80 ln the evening. This time is flve hours faster than the fastest limited train Schedule between the two cities. We think St. Louis ls quite right In demanding that congress shall pass a bill to prohibit Chicago from running Its sewage into the Illinois river. Bt. Louis' water supply is endangered by pollution from Chicago. Decent competition be tween cities Is all right, but Chicago goes too far when It attempts to use St. Louis for a long-range sewer. The bloody work at the Illinois coal mines was not so bad as at first re ported, but It was deplorable enough. It was entirely too suggestive of an archy. In Great Britain and In Europe they find some means of avoiding such terrible collisions, and there can be no reasonable excuse for them in the United States. There ls nothing in the latest news from the Philippines calculated to make our soldier boys regret thnt they are in Los Angeles instead ot Manila. The report says that "dysentery, mumps and measles are epidemic" there. Accord ing to that statement Manila must be nearly as bad as San Francisco. The news comes that Kaiser Wllhelm has started on that wonderful pilgrim age to Jerusalem. He will make the grand entry Into the old city in a gor geous six-horse outfit. It looks as if the kaiser Intended to personally reverse the manner of the humble entry into tho city of nineteen centuries ago. The good people of Honolulu should not be alarmed by such ebullitions as that of the two young officers who held up the town and ran things during a few hours of the night. American ways are in some respects peculiar. Our Hon olulu cousins will gradually get ac quainted with them. Candidate Waters asks: "Can we trust the interests of the country in the hands of any but the old Republican party?" The old Republican party, of the Jeffer sonlan era, became '.he Democratic par ty. The new Republican purty, born of Know Nothingism, ls an entirely differ ent product. i The Chinese consul at San Francisco has given his views about the recent disturbances in China. He says: "I be lieve the recent trouble ln China is due to religion." This he amplifies by saying that the missionaries create antagon ism in their efforts to Christianize the natives. For a temperance town, that was quite a novel scheme of the Republican com mittee of Pasadena to induce soma Los Angeles colored men to attend their meeting Monday night. But it looked a little penurious to treat them to half a barrel of beer, Instead of a whole one. The reports of the United States con suls ln China, which have Just appeared, show what a promising field that vast territory presents as a market for Amer ican products. It seems that we already lead every nation except Great Britain ln the value of exports to China. Persons who are thinking of emigrat ing to the Philippines are reminded that "the Chinese control the retail trade of the Islands." With the exception of the Spaniards and a few hundred other for eigners, the Chinese are the best ele ment ln Philippine society. Pittsburg reports that an advance In prices will soon be made by all the east ern stove manufacturers. It may be said, we suppose, that the stove makers are expecting red-hot prosperity very soon. Another candidate of excellent mate rial, In the person of Judge C. C. Wright, has entered the list for the fusion nom ination for city attorney. WAVERING MAGUIRE (Alleged speech by the Silver-tongued, Gold-coated. Republican-panting, Pro hlbltlon-socked. Democratic- booted, Orator Harris ) There will be a h!g uprlsin', Don't you see? People hale Magulre like plsen! They like me. When my mind is fixed I'm grounded; Safe on principle I'm founded. Turn my coat! Why I'm astounded! Ask H. T. Magulre, you see, Is shillyshally; Wavering; He can't play in my back alley, No, by Jlng! I've no use for men who flip Their pennant flag from ship to ship, Ami beat the air with vibrant lip; Here me sing! Now. when I was Prohibition, Don't you know. I had awful luck a-fishin' After dough! So Democracy enthused me, Hut. confound 'em, they abused me, And an oftlee they refused me— 'Twas a blow! But Magulre, skin my cats, But he's a bird! Of all the talking through the hats I ever heard: When a party doesn't travel On his little strip of gravel He chaws the rag and makes lt ravel- It's absurd! Then he.'ll let the party wander Where he choose. While he'll stand around and ponder In his shoes; After while, when they come back, He lets 'em travel on his track And prods 'em with his "single tack," And they enthuse! But I have no use for floppers, That's what! Like to see 'em taking croppers, Or get shot! I'm a Republican, you bet! For Prohibition ls too wet; Had a Democratic sweat- But now I'm sot! —Reported by Alfred I. Townsend. TOLD BY OUR CONSULS Consul McCook of Dawson City strongly advises no one to Join in the hunt for gold unless he at least provisions to last over winter atn-d enough money In bank to take him home If he ls unsuccessful. The con sul is appealed to daily by men who have ■no money andean get no work. Labor com mands SI per hour, but the supply exceeds the demand, and may bring the price down. A small lot on the main street cannot be bought for less than $10,000, and lt costs $200 per month to rent a log cabin. A din ner costs $2.50 and a bed ln a hotel $6.50. per night Along the river ground ls leased for $10 a monthj per front foot. This, with the 10 per cert royalty charged on the gross output^yields a large revenue. Out of 5000 placer claims and 2000 bench claims only 200 thus far have paid to work. Many cannot afford to risk ninety days' labor at $10 a day upon one claim and will have to surrender such as do not comply with th s requirement of the government. Estimates of last year's output range from $8,000,000 tc $19,000,000. Consul Phillips of Cardiff reports the cost of the late coal strike In South Wales as $3,000,000. He says that too muoh praise can not be given the miners on x account of their excellent behavior, notwithstanding their great suffering during the long strike. The effects of this strike are far-reaching. The British admiralty abandoned their naval ra*ew this year, as all the naval coal sup r«es were obtained In this dlstriot. Other Ma\ is being tested and the best of It will me chosen for naval purposes forthwith. ■The ccaling stations throughout the world fare afTeeted, some being almost depleted. In this way an opportunity has been made for the making of coal contracts with American shipping Arms. The prices are still inflated. Consul Livingston of HayM reports a crit ical business condition'in that Island. The currency has become so depreciated as to be nearly worthless. Almost all business enterprises are either bankrupt or on the verge of bankruptcy. The thoughtful ele ment has been much Impressed with the results of the late war with Spain. Euro peans residing in Haytl counsel closer af filiation with the United States, and the native liny liana are intense partisans of this country. Such is the cct.Tdltlon of a country with a soil unsurpassed by any other c.-untry in the world. Everything grows without effort. There are dye woods mahogany and other hard woods In abund ance and the mineral wealth Is considera te. The simple peasantry of the Interior make no headway owing to the absence of modern methods amd implements. Consul L.vlngston suggest a thorough inquiry Into the Industrial condition of Haytl by Amer ican' capitalists, and feels sure that mic* an Inquiry would be the means of securing a good field for American commerce. Consul Halstead of Birmingham tells of the faults of American trade methods. A Birmingham firm ordered from an Ameri can manufacturer a lot of "Indestructible pearl " giving the required measurements in "lines." Not knowing thnt a "line" ln the fancy trade ls one-fortieth of an Inch, an American Interpreted the term to mean one-twelfth of an Inch, as is used In the common metals. His goods are now on the way back to him. Five hundred dollars' worth of fountain pens, which the pur chaser soys are without question better pens than he ordered, have been returned to the manufacturer because they were not as ordered. Out of sixteen letters from sixteen firms twelve had Insufficient post age, most of them having only a 2-cent stamp. The Birmingham man's opinion of American business methods, after having to pay double the deficiency In postage for the privilege of buying from an American firm. Is not a very lofty one. American firms are not easeful enough about sending copies of bills of lading direct from house to consignee, but consider that sent by the shipping agent sufficient. This ls why American goods are constantly being held up ln foreign custom houses. Through Consul Covert of Lyons the French fruit dealers ask the following questions and request answers to them ns speedily as possible: What will be the wholesale price of apples, pears, prunes, grapes. lemons, oranges, cedrats and their varieties? How will they be packed? Are the grapes hard enough to stand the Jour ney to France? Give particulars as to quality and how fruit maybe preserved for winter use. etc. All estimates must be based upon kilogram, which ls equal to 21-5 pounds avoirdupois. He says that there will be an especially good market for Amerlenn apples, as they have been Incredibly high during the past year. Ow ing to long-continued drought and Intense heat the French fruit crop Is not promis ing. "Manufactured and prepared pork moats" are admitted nt $9.15." per 220 pounds. A dealer wishes to know the lowest price for which, these can be laid down In Lyons and the shortest time for transit. No mer chandise ls received ln France which has been ln any way treated with borax. There is a market for staves, owing to the use of over a million barrels yearly ln the wine and liquor trade. Dealers want bottom figures at which American producers can furnish them. Consul Jenkins sends from San Salvador a copy of a decree of President Gutierrez affecting Imports into Salvador. The re duction amounts to 22 per cent on the pres ent rates and went into effect October 1. Consul General Stowe of Cape Town sub mits Information for the benefit of manu facturers in the United States. The Char tered company cf Rhodesia Is forming a bicycle corps. East London peeks tenders for electric lighting and street car system. Durban desi-es estimates for an electric railway. Delngoa Bay ls contemplating the lighting of the hay by electricity. The har bor hoard of Cape Town talks of using movable electric cranes, consisting of en gine, cranes and locomotives. Capo Town Is discussing the using of automatic gas meters. Orders are being sent from South Africa to England for agricultural, elec tric and mill machinery, furniture, mate rials for railways, telegraph and telephone lines, etc. From Florence Consul Cramer reports that the Bolognese salted meat sellers have petitioned the government to alter the tariff laws now in force relating to the Importation of hog products from the United States. Formerly the manufacture of pork products was a remunerative one to Italians, but has lately suffered from American competition. Consul Hughes of Coburg warns Ameri can grass dealers not to ship hay ln any shape to that part of Germany, as the grass crop has been enormous. Consignments will not only entail the loss of the hay but additional heavy expense.—H. S. Canfleld In Chicago Times-Herald. Liquid Air Versus Ice At last I can see the finish of the treach erous iceman. A liquid air factory ls ln construction, and presently we will be able to buy frigidity ln pints, quarts and gal lons. It will be delivered in quantities to suit at a price far below the cost of ice, and in a condition that absolutely precludes the possibility of waste or Bhort measure. It ls clean and pure. It ls made without the use of chemicals. One gallon of liquid air reduced to Its lowest temperature (470 de grees below zero), is equivalent for refrig erating purposes to a ton of Ice. One small tumblerful, dipped out and placed In the Ice chest, will maintain a temperature of zero for twenty-four hours. Hall, boon! Hall, deliverer!— Victor Smith In the New York Press. His Strong Point Was Flour At the recent general election ln Sydney, New South Wales, flour was the favorite missile of the Sydney crowds, and Mr. Reld, the premier, was the favorite target. He deftly turned this popular preference, Latest Style Fall Hats For Men and Boys How natural it is to judge a man by his personal appear ance—more particularly t>y his Hat—and appearances count nowadays. Let us show you the very latest styles of the foremost hatters of this country. Our prices are as correct as the styles we show. I. . . Call On Us For Hat* • ■ ■ Mullen, Bluett 8 Co. eor ;» p « ,r lU. I James W. Helta's I (Smcmnt h W.C FURRIY CO.) ;. Emporium.. 1 -of 1.. Stoves, Ranges and Heaters.. Call and Examine Our $20.00 Steel Range It Is Worth Yoar While ! STEEL BAIN6EB CONSUMPTION CURED ~S*BSS^ Prlr.W S-nlUrtusv Boport of mm mat lr*a, USH ■out- »prlM UjM amq \»t, 01. Into a political argument for his side of the campaign. After three bags of Hour had exploded on various part* of his body at a huge open-air meeting he exclaimed: "See how plentiful flour ls under my regime. Anyone can afford to throw U about. This Is a new departure ln politics here. Hitherto flour could not be spared for this particular purpose."—Pittsburg Dispatch. Two Souls With a Single Bowl At Honolulu recently the Princess Kalu lan! gave the United Stntes commissioners a dinner at which nearly 200 Honolulu so c.ety people were present, as well as naval and army officers. All classes were repre sented—natives, whites and half-casts. The principal dish of the dinner was pol. served in bowls and eaten with the fingers. Sena tor Cullom and the princess sat side by side, and a bowl of poi was served to them in common, as ls customary. The senator did mot understand the arrangement and asked: "Princess, where ls your pol?" "There." said she. pointing to the bowl. "But where is mine?" he continued. "The same as mine." said the princess, and they both began eating pel from the same bowl, dipping in with the first and second fingers of the right hand, as all the others were doing. It was a trying experience, but Mrs. Cullom sat or. the opposite side of the table to see that lt passed without danger. Pittsburg Dispatch. Not Pruning Prune Trees This year'B crop of prunes Is to surpass all records. California comes to the rescue with a crop of 84.000 tons from orchards which aggregate 55,000 acres. At least 10, --000 more acres will be In bearing next year, and a crop of 100,000 tons of green prunes) Is prophesied for the first year of the next century. What grander tin de sieclo prom ise than this were possible?— Boston Globe. Blanco's Uppishness Blanco and the other members of the Cuban evacuation committee appear to think that the protocol mean* nothing. It's too bad that Havana couldn't have had a little taste of real war so that It could the better appreciate what a godsend to Spain the protocol really was.—St. Louis Star. The Bearer of a Charmed Life "There's a man who has had many a nar row escape from being shot." "Indeed! Was" he> one of the rough riders who rushed up the hill at Caneyr' "No. He was an Adirondack guide for nearly three weeks."—Chicago News. Connected "Is dls gemman Dewey reg-larly connect ed wlf de navy depahtment?" asked on* colored citizen. "Course he is," replied the other. 'De only way foh him to get.dlseonnected Is to cut de cable?"— Detroit Free Press. Foolhardy First Criminal—So Bill, the cracksman, la In the tolls at last. Second Criminal—Yes, he escaped arrest so many times that he finally got fool hardy and rode his bicycle without a bell,— Detroit Journal. Got Their Cue Those mandarins with three tails who some time ago were cracking Jokes about Ll Hung Chang and hU yellow Jacket are now sleeping In the woods.—St. Louis Re public. Bloating Alone It took Mr. Hobson a long time to make a raise. There are lots of people who are qualified to sympathize with Mr. Hobson. —Philadelphia Bulletin. Just a Black Mark Governor Black Is another young man who started out to make bis mark In lite and encountered a boss with sn eraser.—Wash ington Star. Much in Little The M-pound Jockey tbtt gets > $10,000 salary shows the value Ot condensation.— St. Louis Republic. * THE PUBLIC PULSE [Th* Herald under this heading- prints communications, but does not assume re sponsibility (or the sentiments expressed. Correspondents are requested to cultivate brevity, so far as Is consistent with the proper expression of their views.] Starved to Death To the Editor of the Los Angeles Herald: Much Is being said by friends of the administration to the effect that news paper accounts regarding the suffering of our soldiers have been greatly exaggerated. If the war Investigation commission la desirous of learning the truth, one example may be had In the following: Some weeks since you kindly published a poem written by me on the death of Oakey P. Eddy, founded on a newspaper report. ' Desirous of learning the truth, I wrote to the home In Ohio, and yesterday received a reply from one of the sisters. I quota a few extracts: My brother Oakey was starved to death on the transport Mohawk, on his way home from Santiago. As to being insane, there is no truth In that. We have too much faiith In Ood to allow our minds to run so far. If my brother had been a wicked boy I expect it would have killed my mother, but he was a good Christian. He had Just finished . his college education and was prepar ing to go lr.to business. He was the only boy my mother had, and my father had been dead fifteen years, so you may know how we doted on him. It grieved us nearly to death to know that my brother starved to death, when he had never known what it was to go hungry. Ood hove mercy on those officers who dared to call them "cowards" when they begged for some thing to eat, and one of them was Colo* nel Hard. They said my brother never mur mured, but d<ed with a smile on hi* lips, and the last words he was heard to utter were "mother" ana 'home. I think, considering the way our poor boys have been treated, that this ls a wad of disgrace, Instead ot honor. WINNIE BELL. Los Angeles, October Bth. Undue Familiarity Checked "Pretty Polly!" said th« visitor, ap* pfnChlng th* cage. "Want a—" "My nam*," Interrupted th* parrot, speaking slowly and distinctly, "Is Ibsen, and I want nothing. lam meditating." "He's a queer bird," explained the host ess. "He won't eat anything but beans. I think my husband got him somewhere Is the east."—Chicago Tribune. Decided by Salt When the Dyaks of Borneo have to de cide which of two parties Is In the right, they have two lumps of salt of equal Size given them to drop into water, and he whose lump first dissolves Is deemed to be In tha wrong.—Philadelphia Inquirer. Something Worse Than Sermons "Remember," said the good man, "that there are sermons In stones." "Not In those that you run against wltb your bike," retorted the cynic, and th* ar* gument was, necessarily, et an end.—Cln» clnnatl Commercial-Tribune. Sherman's Memory Good in Spots If John Sherman's memory la falling It la for events more recent than th* national convention at which he and General Algsf were candidates for a presidential nomine* tion.—Cincinnati Enquirer. With Life There's Hope Mrs. Noear—Do you think my daughstr will be a musician? , Professor—l gant say. She may. She dall me she gome of a long-lived family.—New York Weekly. No Drawbacks "Beverly, did you enjoy your European trip?" "Yes; didn't meet a soul who succeeded In borrowing money ot me."—Chicago Rao* ord.