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on dale dally at the n«wt stands In the Palace and Bt. Franela
hotel*, and for aale at Cooper * Co., 14* Market; at New* Co.,
B. P. Ferry, and on the street* by Wheatley.
Speaker Prescott of the assembly arose so rapidly in
political distinction that fame seems to have made him
dizzy, endangering a tumble to the starting place.
The Japanese diet adopted a resolution attributing
the fall of Port Arthur "to the emperor's illustrious
virtue." But of course the guns that projected the
eleven Inch shells helped a little.
It is reported from Paris that two Americans who
recently visited Corsica are suspected of stealing relics
from the birthplace of Napoleon. There is evidently a
mistake of identity, however, as there is no mention of
the disappearance of the house.
Entries for the senatorial race continue to be made
at Sacramento. The latest one reported is Ulysses S.
Grant of San Diego, who was conspicuous in the race
cix years ago. The "dark horse," however, still is con
cealed somewhere in tho paddock.
A Chicago university professor claims to have made
discoveries which will clear up the mystery about the
predecessor of the American Indian. It will not be sur
prising if one of those savants discovers that Chicago
is on the site of the Garden of Eden.
Again the Express intimates that Mayor McAleer
failed to consult it before making an appointment. Of
the mayor's choice for secretary of the fire department
the evening twlnkler says: "Mr. O'Brien has no prac
tical experience in fire department affairs." Too bad.
' All the railway systems combined seem to # be no
match for the ticket scalpers, who defiantly continue
business in spite of all efforts to suppress them. It Is
fortunate for the early settlers In America that they
had only Indian scalpers, and not the railway kind, to
Jacob Riis has been stirring sympathetic Los Angeles
people by his vivid lecture portrayals of boys in the slums
of New York. It would be a grand thing, surely, to reform
such youth and convert them into reputable citizens.
But it would be a less difficult problem to convert
hyenas into house pets. ,
According to The Herald's representative in Wash
ington the joint Arizona and New Mexico statehood bill
"will fail of passage in any form." As The Herald has
said heretofore, it seems unlikely that the senate would
force Arizona into an unwilling alliance after all the
facts were fairly presented.
Los Angeles, as well as San Francisco, now can
boast of little earthquakes, a barely perceptible visit of
that kind being noted Friday at 6:30 a. m. and a more
noticeable one Saturday afternoon at 3:55. Tourists
need have no misgiving about getting the full allowance
of natural attractions in this section.
Hope for the early displacement of the local Southern
Pacific station by a new structure ia snuffed out by
Julius Kruttschnitt, head of the maintenance depart
ment of the road. The company cannot afford the ex
pense of a new building, he says, because of the heavy
financial drain for road improvement and equipment.
Hence the negro minstrel joke, worked off here re
cently, still will be appropriate: "What finally became
of Noah's ark?" "It was converted into the Arcade
depot at Los Angeles."
WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY AT SEA
In the course of a talk with a representative of The
Herald, reported in yesterday's issue, the local weather
forecaster made a noteworthy observation. Ke ex
pressed the opinion that there was a storm area out on
the ocean, from which, of course, no reports were ob
tainable. From that situation he deduced the possi
bility of a seemingly sudden sweep of the storm inland.
Following that hypothesis he intimated that the weather
service in the Pacific coast states "might be greatly
improved if the government would establish observation
ships along the coast, having them move from 300 to
500 miles out from land."
It is not probable that the weather forecaster regards
his suggestion as practicable at the present time, al
though the utility of such service as he suggests is
obvious. Vessels at sea within tasy wireless tele
graphic connection with land would be ablo to keep the
coast service in constant touch with weather conditions
far from land. But the cost of such service would be
prohibitive at the present time, however adaptable it
may be in the future.
A feasible plan on (he same general line, however,
might be' adopted by the equipment of all vessels in the
roast and transpacific service with wireless telegraph
apparatus. Such equipment is not expensive. It would
not only enable vessels at sea to report weather condi
tions and other matters to wireless stations on tho
coast, but it jnight be valuable in transmitting messages
to the vessels from land.
On the Atlantic coast the value of wireless tele
graphy is recognized already. Steamships at sea, both
outward and inward bound, are in touch with stations
on land. It can readily be imagined that such service
might often be of tho highest importance. Steamship
traffic on the Pacific is in its infancy compared with its
development on tho Atlantic, but the time is not far
away when it will attain vast proportions on this aide of
The government has begun the work of establishing
wireless , telegraph stations on this coast, and probably
within a year the equipment will be complete. If the
coast and transpacific vessels follow the lead of tho
Atlantic craft the hope of our local weather forecaster
will be at least partly realized.
LOS ANGELES HERALD! MONDAY MORNING. JANUARY * ty*
HOPE FOR COLORADO
Colorado has been saved from grave peril by the
good sense of a majority of its legislators. Much as the
Republican leaders desired to reseat Governor Peabody,
even in face of the large electoral plurality against htm,
they foresaw the danger of facing the issue. They
knew that Colorado was in a condition perilously close
to anarchy, and that so glaring an act as the seizing of
the governorship would be likely to precipitate a rupture.
In crediting the majority of the legislators with
good sense in seating the Democratic governor-elect
there should be a qualifying clause, therefor, to the
effect that they were not influenced by conscientious
temples. Ther© Is no doubt that they would have gotten
away with the governorship If they could have accom
plished the larceny without calling up a spirit of
anarchy that they knew wonld not "down" at command.
It was the fear of anarchic results, not the whispering of
conscience, that led to the turning down of Governor
Peabody and tho official declaration of trie election of
The people of Colorado should be congratulated on
the state's escape from a danger much more grave than
the strike troubles they endured almost constantly for
nearly two years. There is no doubt that the opponents
of Governor Peabody would have resisted, by violence if
necessary, any attempt to Install him for another term.
The distinction Is made between the "opponents" of the
governor and the Democratic party because a great
many Republicans voted for Adams. That fact is shown
by the election of all tho Republican candidates on the
state ticket except Peabody, the latter being beaten, as
row officially declared, by a plurality of 9774.
The time now seems to be ripe for the reputable
people of Colorado, regardless of political affiliations, to
get together and rid the state of disreputable politicians
as well as dangerous fomenters of trouble between labor
and capital. Colorado has been cursed for many years
by the machinations of those two classes. They have
been the means of checking the development of tho state
and of bringing reproach upon its entire citizenship.
The centennial state has come to be regarded as a sec
tion to avoid, thus changing, in estimation abroad, from
a health resort to a last resort.
The rather unexpected seating of Governor Adams
marks a good start for the future of Colorado. If tho
decent element in the state's population will now "rele
gate to the rear its pernicious politicians and its pesti
ferous agitators it will take a fresh start toward the
career of prosperity that Ita resources and natural at
tractions should comand.
PRONUNCIATION OF JAPANESE
The fall of Port Arthur and the likelihood of an
early clash between the great armies of Oyama and
Kuropatkin intensify interest in all things connected
with the Russian-Japanese war. Even the names of
persons and places mentioned in the war reports' seem
more important than before. This is true particularly
in respect to the Japanese side, and hence the nomen
clature of Japan, and particularly the orthoepy of the
Japanese, interest Americans now.
It is a fact not suspected by tho general reader of
the war news that the correct pronunciation of Japa
nese words as they appear in English is as simple as
ABC. Any person of ordinary intelligence can mas
ter the pronunciation in a few minutes by following the
suggestions subjoined. It should be remembered,
however, that the Japanese words encountered in
English print are rendered in what the Japanese call
somaji — meaning the Roman or English alphabet.
There is no so-called alphabet in the Japanese lan
guage. The basis of the language is a syllabary repre
senting all the sounds. There are fifty primary sylla
bles and about as many more secondary ones. The
key of the language, like that of the English, is com
posed of five vowel sounds. They differ but little from
the English a, c, i, o, v, but in that difference lies tho
secret of easy pronunciation of Japanese by an Ameri
The vowels in Japanese are pronounced thus: Aas
if spelled ah, c as ay, i as cc, o as in English, v as 00.
Now for a test take the name of Gen. Kuroki. Remem
bering the Japanese pronunciation of the vowels, we
have the general's name sounded thus — Koo-row-kee.
There is scarcely any accent in correct Japanese
orthoepy. Again, Admiral Kamimura — Kah-mee-moo
rah. Most of the Japanese syllables as we. see them
in somaji are composed of only two letters, and no
syllable has more than three letters. The vowel sound,
as above described, indicates the correct pronunciation
in every instance, although there are certain modifica
tions which cannot be pointed out in a brief reference
to the general subject.
The written language of Japan is simple in itself,
but it is difficult for foreigners to acquire it because of
the free use of Chinese ideographs. A Chinese written
character may mean anything from a single word to a
whole sentence, and the Japanese use the ideographs
for the sake of brevity. Such use also is partly be
cause the Chinese language is a classic with the Japa
nese, just as Greek and Latin are classics with us.
The New York World says: "With California re
porting a production of 125,000,000 pounds of prunes tho
boarding house keeper can be as optimistic as Senator*
Depew." Yes, that figure represents a good many
prunes — 62,500 tons, or about 3125 carloads. But that is
less than one-eighth of this season's orange production.
San Diego made a record in its election on Saturday
by adopting twenty-seven charter amendments. One
prominent feature provides for a reduction of the city
council to nine members, there being at present twenty
seven. From the Los Angelos viewpoint it causes a
shudder even to think of a council with three times as
many, members as we now have.
A promising start was made on Saturday at tho
meeting in the Chamber ot Commerce building in
furtherance of the project for a pathological station in
the orange feplt devoted to the scientific study of fruit
production and for general research in vegetable cultiva
tion. It is proposed to amend the proposition submitted
to the legislature for an agricultural building and farm
in connection with the state university, by asking for
an appropriation to meet the cost of the proposed
pathological station in this section.
A marvelous oxatnplo was given on New Year's day
of the wonders of modern journalism. On that day tho
New York Times moved its plant from the old home ot
the paper on City Hall square to the new homo three
miles away, at Forty-second street and Broadway. Pon
derous presses and many typesetting machines, heavy
but Intricate in construction, were taken apart, moved
and put together again in time for service in the next
day's issue of the paper. A dozen years ago the Times
building, which had been enlarged from a five to a
thirteen-story structure, was the tallest building in New
York. The new structure is the tallest now. but it com
prison * thirty-one stories, three ot which are under.
A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL THOSE WHO BEHAVE THEMSELVES
N«w York World.
OF THE BEST FRIEND
Francis Murphy's Greeting to All the
Readers of The Herald for the
"We aro now well utartdd In the new
year. All of us aro thinking about
our friends nnd about making new
ones. Wo nil' need' friends. We can
live without our relations, but we can
not live without friends. It is a great
deal for us to keep our friends, be
cause a friend in need Is a friend in
deed. Wo must not forget thut they
have claims upon us, and we should
reciprocate their kindness.
There is one gracious friend whose
acquaintance all of us should seek to
make. He is a friend indeed, and has
given us all an invitation to come
visit him. He is always at home and
his door is wide open to a royal wel
come that waits all who come unto
Wo are all inclined to be hospitable,
generous, loving our friends and de
lighted to entertain them. Our invi
tations, of course, are limited and se
lect. We send out our invitation cards
notifying our friends to come to our
homes and be entertained, and we in
turn expect to be entertained by them.
Now this blessed friend of ours has
Issued an invitation card, and upon
It Is written, "Come unto me all ye
that labor and are heavey laden and
I will give you rest." It Is a beautiful
invitation. It is extended to all peo
ple, and especially to those who are
in need, neither excluding the wealthy
nor those who are considered poor and
lowly. The humblest are welcome;
the wealthy, the cultured and those of
elegant position, who. have sorrow and
sadness of heart, are heartily -wel
come, thank God.
Jesus Christ called his religion rest.
To be relieved of heart trouble, he
came to heal the broken-hearted, to
give liberty to the captive children ana
to break the fetters of men who were
bound by every form of evil. He came
to teach us how to control ourselves
end how to live clear, pure and true
lives, doing unto all men as we would
they should do unto us. Oh, such a
blessed satisfying portion ia his love
In the heart and love of his children.
Now we must not fail this year to
make his acquaintance. Some of us
have a very limited acquaintance with
him. I hope and trust that we will
decide to become his disciples; that
we may take his yoke upon us and
fearn of him; but we must remember
that it is not enough simply to men
tion his name in a kind of formal way,
but we are to apply ourselves to the
blessed rules that he has laid down
for our happiness and welfare. It is
acknowledged the world over that h« is
the greatest friend that has ever been
known in this world-so great that he
Is called the Son of God. He came to
reveal the character of our Father In
heaven, and that character is love, and
that this holy Christ took this blessed
spirit of his Father In Heaven and
lived and died for it. I said he was
the Son of God, born in a very hum
ble place, but there was such infinite
wisdom in the selection of that place.
Horn at the feet of our common hu
manity, that he might be able to put
the arms of his love underneath the
lowliest one of God's children and lift
them up into the sunlight and peace
and rest of a pure and holy life.
The world Is filled with a great multi
tude of people of all classes and condi
tions who have made his acqutainance
—people from the humblest walks in
life to the most cultured and wealthy,
and if all tried to tell the story of his
beautiful friendship, of his great help
fulness and of his ability to give rest
and comfort, what a beautiful story it
would be! When they had told all
that language could do, would
declare that the half had not been told.
The fruits of his beautiful gospel, of
loving helpfulness, are jto be seen in the
homes that huve been provided for
orphan children and the hospitals that
have been provided for the sick and
tired. People who have become feeble
from the weight of long yearn of toll,
and have not been able to Bave means
to provide for their old age, have been
aided by the generosity of this holy
Christ lit. the lives of those who have
been blesse* with wealth and have
given it cheerfully to protect the feeble
and afflicted. This blessed Influence
of loving kindness has established our
beautiful homes and tilled them with
such tender gentleness by the presence
of the baby that is the eon of Cod in
What a university of love this is)
The nun never sets on it; .it has no
shore, it is wider than the universe it
self. Wuula cannot describe It; it has
a language of its own;' it Is a High of
the heart; it Is a look of Inexpressible
' Joy of a mother and a father who de
clares that a son is born to them. ThU
| bleared influence has transformed the
' world. It Is regulating our hasty tem
p.crs, which are the cause of so much
suffering. A hasty temper Is one of
the greatest afflictions that can befall
a person. We not only afflict ourselves,
but how we do plague our friends.
Now let us make the acquaintance
of this blessed Savior who can and will
rogulate our tempers, and not only give
us rest but will give us pence also. Oh,
how often It haß been said: "I wish our
dear friend was cured of that evil tem
per." There are also other things to
be considered. Our habits should be
considered . and some of our acquaint
ances (have not contributed to our
Oh, make this new year a memorable
one by manfully deciding for the rights
which God shall give us, and all will be
well with us.
God be with you.
(Signed) FRANCIS MURPHY.
HINTS BY MY ffINTON
Fancy Yoke Waist 4872
Deep yokes are very generally be
coming and Just now are among the
most fashionable of all models. This
very attractive waist shows one of
cream-colored lace over chiffon com
bined with a full blouse of pale blue
crepe poplin and includes sleeves of
the very latest model. The trimming
also is a novelty and consists of ruch
ings of the material gathered through
the middle and finished with tiny silk
braid over the stitching. In addition
to outlining the yoke and concealing
the closing at the front it is continued
round, the lower edge falling over the
belt to give a bolero suggestion. The
sleeves are of the "leg o' mutton"
sort and generously full above the el
bows, snug fitting- below. At the waist
is worn a shaped belt of panne velvet
and a little fall of lace completes the
front. ■■'■■■. • ■
The waist consists of the fitted lin
ing, the full back and fronts with the
yoke. The yoke is hooked over. onto
the left shoulder seam while the waist
ami lining are closed separately at the
front. The sleeves are made in one
piece each, arranged over fitted found
ations that are faced to' form the
cuffs. The deep girdle is smoothly
fitted and extended slightly below the
waist line at the front.
The quantity of material required for the
medium «lza It 3H yards 21 inches wide, 3Vi 17
Inches wide or 2 yards 44 Inches wide, with 1
yard of all-over lace and H yards of velvet for
The pattern 4»72 Is cut In sites for a 32, 3^
3C, 38 and 40 Inch bust measure.'
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A paper pattern of this garment can
be obtained by filling in above order
and directing it to The Herald's pat
tern department. It will be sent post
paid, within ten days, on receipt of
One Hundred and Fifty Miles an Hour
It Is expected to reach a speed of
150 miles an hour in the new testa
which will be made on the high-speed
electric line near Berlin. It will be
remembered that the laat experiments
which were made on the specially laid
track from . Berlin' (Marienfeld) to
Zoggen, resulted in a speed of over ISO
miles un hour.— New York .World. .
RESCUE WORK COMMENDED
targe Congregation Attends Exercises
of Pretty New Settlement
House on Jackson
The pretty new building of the
Brownson House Settlement associa
tion at 711 Jackson street was dedi
cated yesterday afternoon with im
pressive services. The building, which
was recently completed, was filled with
a large congregation, many being una
ble to secure admission to the service.
Bishop Conaty officiated, being as
sisted by Revs. G. Donahue and T.
Piacentinl. Following the dedicatory
service benediction of the blessed sac
rament was given and a Te Deum
The building, which is located on a
spacious lot, is admirably adapted to
the work of the association. The as
sembly room can be used for lectures
and social purposes and can be divided
into three club rooms by folding doors.
On Sundays It will be transformed Into
a chapel, the white altar in a curtained
alcove being then exposed to view. The
altar, which Is of simple design, is in
harmony with the mission style fur- 1
nlshlngs and is surmounted with a
beautiful statue of the child Christ,
which is particularly appropriate to the
work of the association among the
The Brownson House Settlement as
sociation began its work In 1901 in a
rented cottage on Allso street. It was
the outcome of a suggestion made to
the Cathedral Aid society by Rev. J.
J. Clifford. Bishop Montgomery from
its inception aided and substantially
assisted in the work. The work is de
signed for religious, social and philan
thropic ends, and strives to reach
these by settlement methods. Clubs
were first organized among the chil
dren of the neighborhood, which met
after school, when sewing, cardboard
sloyd, basket-making, singing and
games were taught. Many close and
lasting friendships have been formed
among the workers and children.
Bishop Conaty has put the work on a
surer basis by his indorsement and the
new quarters which he has made avail
Bishop Cenaty Speaks
At the service yesterday afternoon
Bishop Conaty made an address in
which he thanked those who had as
sisted In the work and gave an out
line of that which had been accom
plished by the association. He said
in part: »
"You remember the beginning of the
work of this association of Catholic
women. I shall never forget the im
pression a year ago last Christmas—
the time of my first visit to the asso
ciation—and noted the devotion of
many who came from distant parts of
the city. At that time I was im
pressed with the cramped condition and
felt that better results could be Be*
cured by more commodious quarters.
"The settlement work is one with
which people of large cities are more or
less acquainted, especially in the sec
tlons where the want of opportunity for
the improvement of the children is felt.
It is one of the greatest works of the
Christian church to give the look of
kindness and to make the young life
feel, no matter what its social condi
tion or how poor its home, that there
in a large Christian love to help it to
be tho man or woman God Intended it
to be. Nothing we can do will please
Almighty God more than to go after
the depressed and bring them to a
"This building is blessed today In
the Holy Epiphany time, when we are
reminded of the childhood of Christ.
Ho came to teach us as a little child
like them, helpless and unknown. He
came to teach poverty is no disgrace
and to lift up humanity."
Following the service those present
were given an opportunity to Inspect
In order to obviate the frequent dis
putes as to the ages of children, the
Bteaiuboat authorities in Switzerland
have decided that in every case where
doubt arises the child*. must be ineux
ured. All children under two feet arc
to have free passage. ; and those be
tween two feet and four feet are to
pay half fare.
A False Rumor
"I huve b«en told," said Mrs. Old
rattle, "that your daughter has been
doing some wonderful things in pyrog
"Oh, no," replied her hostess, "she
ain't been there at all. The last let*
ter we hud from her she whs In Pitts*
burg, and thought she'd go right
through to Washington."— 'Chicago
"I don't think I ever can forgive you
for it," she pouted. "You pretended to
be so busy with your newspaper when
I entered a crowded street car this
morning that you didn't see me, yet
there I stood in the aisle, in plain
"You In 'plain sight,' Miss Gringo?"
he exclaimed. "Not on your platinum
prlntl If you were standing there you
were a dcigzlngly beautiful stghtl"
Did she forgive him? Wellt— Chicago
The conversation as overheard by U\Q
passenger In the next seat:
"How many have you?"
"Oh, I gues about 350,000."
"Has ft been a good season?"
"Pair, but nothing extra."
"How much did each net you?"
Then one of the two left the car. •
"Excuse me," said the passenger in
the next Beat, leaning forward, "but
may I asK who your friend is?"
"Certainly. That is Col. Combes." j
"He seems to be a man of wealth."
"He'll not particularly wealthy."
"I heard him say ho had 350,000 of
something or other. Stocks, I suppose."
"Not at all. Bees. He's an amateur
"But didn't he say they had netted
hira $5 apiece?"
"Yes, that's what he said each of the
hives had netted him. There are about
35,000 bees in a hive."
"And al l he'd made oft them, was
"Curiosity fully satisfied?" j
"Br— yes. I beg your pardon." : ,
"Not at all, sir."— Chicago Tribune.
Russia's Freedom of Press
Editor of the Browbeatovitoh Kow
towsky—Have you that editorial ready
in which we declare that we are abso
lutely untrammeled in our utterances
on governmental subjects? , -
Writer— Yes, sire.
"Have you prepared the affidavit
saying that we were not threatened
with exile if we did not print the edi
"Have you prepared the other affi
davit stating that we were not threat
ened with excommunication and vivi
section if we didn't make the first affi
"Yes, sire." : ..,-•..,•
"Have you written the denial of .the
rumor that we were promised hanging
by the thumbs, drawing and quarter
ing if we didn't make the second artl
"Just writing it, sire."
"Well, as soon as you get that pre
pared and the czar sends In the other
proofs you can go to press. But be sure
they're all iri, for if any of them should
be left out our lives wouldn't be worth
a cent-offskV."— Baltimore American.
"Dip an' Done Wld It"
Bishop Wilmer of Alabama, a famous
raconteur, often told the following
He had baptized and confirmed an old
negro as a member of the Episcopal
Several weeks later the bishop heard
that he had resigned that membership
and had been immersed, becoming a
professor of the Baptist persuasion.
When next the bishop met the. old
negro he asked: "Jdslah, why did you
leave my church? Anybody hurt your
feelings there, or anything like that?*
"La, no, Malse Hooker, la no! it)e
'Plscopals dey is gem'men ef dey ain't
nottin 'else. Dar ain't nobody hut
my feelln's. No, suh. I lef dat chu'eh
•case I couldn't read in de book. Dey
all reads an' ansahs back so cheerful
lßk, an' dcs kaze I can't read I can't
come in right, an' de folks looks Toun'
when I ansahs wrong an' hearty. I
bcun' to leave dat chu'eh."
"And why did you leave the Metho
dist church so suddenly?"
"Well, you see, Malse Hooker, dem
Mefodis' folks dey is al'a'a holdln' a
'Qulry Meetin'. Now you know yo'sef,
Maise Hooker, cullud men can't Btan'
too much 'qulrln' into. I 'bilged to
quit dat chu'eh."
"Do ycu think. Joslah, you can stlcK
to the Baptist church?"
"La, yas, massa! 'Kaze wld de Bap
tists hit's jes" dip an' done wld It!"—
Minneapolis Journal, ',y.;V&,:
Gounod's "Amber Ear"
"Play the 'Amber Ear, 1 " «aid the
waiter to the la^er of the restaurant
oichestra, while the people at nearby
tables chuckled. ,
"You mean 'The Gondolier/" cor
rtcUd the leader, leaning over the
edge of tho little musio balcony.
"No," persisted the waiter. "I asked
her was that it. and she said 'No. 1 She
wants you to play 'Amber Ear.' "
"You go back and aek her again/;
said the leader with a laugh, and ho
watched the wulter make his . way
across the room. In a moment he was
"I auked the lady, and she said aha
wanted you to play the 'Amber 15ar.\"
he wild, with a touch of vexation. "HhV
says you ought to know it. if you're a
musician." * -
"Wait a minute," the leader said. , A
moment later hw was at the table where
■at the lady of the request, and ■he
came back smiling. He climbed j into
the little v balcony, and presently there
mingled with the fragrance of rare*
bits and the Newburgs the strains ol
Gounod's "Aye Maria."— N. Y. Press.