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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD
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■ THE HEIIALD'S CITY CIRCULATION
The Herald's circulation In tho city of Los Angela*
Is larger than that of 'tha Examiner or tha Express
rand second only to that of tha Time*.
Population of Los Angeles 201,249
In New York If a the smarting Bet now.
Depew's middle name Is Mitchell. Maybe that ac
counts for It.
.. If Pasadena's "back to nature" women should go all
tha way back— —
Well, any one who would drink drug store whisky
onght to be doped. •f ■ ■ ••
V '-Is there any beach town Huntlngton doesn't own?
Speak np; last call!
The Chinese have boycotted Standard oil. Now, who
iwrill decry that boycott? '
"Please give me a job" has taken, the place of "no
one shall work" in Chicago.
. -The mayor will investigate tho library row — stepping
In ?where angels fear to tread." , '
.The czar Is going to sea. He'd rather trust one naval
crew, even after what has happened, than his whole
empire on land.
Included In China's boycott are coal oil of the Stand
ard brand and American colleges and college supplies.
''The taint of the octopus is over them all."
Kntaz Potemkine is so ashamed of tho ship that bears
his name that he expatriates himself. That's the kind
of a Russian we are glad to welcome here.
Now it Is said "the library scandal will be thoroughly
probed." But when the Hbrary doctors tackle the. Job
they will be Vise if they chloroform it for good.
The city chemist reports that In samples of drug
store whisky he found fusel oil, glycerine and other
adulterants. No traces of hydra-headed snakes and
blue monkeys are reported. . ■ ' V
The young couple who were married on the summit
of Pike's peak are entitled to the "high altitude mar
riage record," as claimed. But • what climbing there
would be up that peak if divorces were obtainable as
The "back to nature" cult of Pasadena has ; obtained
permission for its women members to wear trousers and
otherwise exercise their own Inclinations about dress.
It is understood, of course, that they are not to go clear
back to nature.
Now It Is reported that H. E. Huntlngton is planning
to extend his interurban transit system down the coast
to Oceanside, forty miles away. Fortunately his en
terprises are not hampered, outside of Los Angeles, by
franchise limitations that preclude expansion. > "
? The city hall statesmen now will enjoy a more or
less needed rest. The councilnien are taking a vacation
until August 6 and other dignitaries are pointing toward
Portland. Special arrangements for holding down the
municipal lid ad interim have not yet been announced.
At last there is substantial' ground for hope that the
pole nuisance In Los Angeles, will be mitigated, at least,
In the near future.' A plan; under consldeVatloti for
months by the various polo-using concerns' has 'been
.worked out and a mutual pole system is promised to
Bupplant the present hideous forest.
Boss Shonts of the Panama canal Is one of the "easy"
ones touched by the blackmailing yellow Journalists in
New York. Shonts gave up SSOO. It would be inter
esting to know Just what the president thinks of that
Incident, j A blackmailer with the nerve to approach
Theodore Roosevelt on such a proposition would be sent
sprawling from a boot toe.
1 ' :
Street thermometers in New York showing 104 de
grees In the shade and those of Plttaburg marking up
to 110 degrees. The official heat measurers perched on
the' tops of skyscrapers show lower figures, but the
people do not live up there. Down in the scorching
streets , and the stifling quarters where the mass of
humanity swarms the condition is awful.
; Although there is no prospect of city transit exten
sion on new routes, owing to the franchise hold-up, ex
tensions are in progress where provision was made
before that event occurred. The Euclid street branch
of the First street line, for instance, is to be extended
soon to the eastern city limits by way of Stephenson
avenue. There has been some delay in the work caused
by non-arrival of rails/but the extension is slated for
early .completion. Somo of the most desirable building
site property in the city is contiguous to this line.
The disaster to the gunboat Bennlngton at San Diego
is one of the most terrible in the marine history of the
Pacific coast. The bursting of a boiler caused the calam
ity/ but what caused the boiler to burst is a question to
be decided by expert investigation.-, All boilers in the
marina service, and especially those oh naval vessels, are
supposed to be subject to rigorous inspection at fre
quent intervals. If the boiler of the Bennlngton proves
to have been without a flaw there will be a presumption
of negligence. And yet there are many cases on record
of boiler explosions for which no known cause could be
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY CORNING, JULY aa/'igo*
RETRIBUTION FOR GRAFTERS
Th« graft "epidemic" seems to have spread to every
nook and corner of the United States. No word In th*
English language is worked overtime In degree equal
to Yhe deftiand up6n:';*gra*l''A> n lls new signification.
In every locality and In every stratum of American life
It appears to be aa common as sheila on the seashore.
In all American newspapers the word stands out In
relief like minarets on a mosque.
From high places in the' national government down
along, tho political .line to. the village .level the graft
bacillus shows Its work. In the country's greatest Indus
trial institutions It is in evidence, as aeen in the revela
tions of railway rebates and the disclosures concerning
such great corporations as . the beef trust. .It appears
In such prominent fiduciary lines as the life insurapce
business, as witnessed In the Btartllng revelations at
New York. And In Its most disgusting form It shows In
the highest level of society— graft and blackmail operat
ing as twin leeches in the service of yellow Journalism.
What will be the outcome of this alarming condition
In the whole fabric of American life? Will the down
ward course be stopped in time or will the end be like
that expected of an uncontrolled automobile plunging
down a hill?" "•-'•; ;■" ■-' >-•■ ■ ■ • ••
The answer Is seen In the setting of brakes at the
front. The government, by special direction of the
president, is pushing grafters to the wall wherever they
can be found. | National land sharks, scoundrels in the
agricultural department and thieves; in the .postofflce
are pursued relentlessly. . In New York the law is get
ting its grip on. the hitherto respectable millionaires
who have been fleecing widows and orphans by whole
sale life insurance grafting. In other parts of the
United States the people and the honest element among,
their officials are awakening as If from a nightmare to
the enormity of the graft iniquity.
■ Unless the present signs of the times are greatly at
fault the graft upas will be closely trimmed in the near
future, although there la no hope that it will be entirely
uprooted. But the ""epidemic" that now manifests Itself
bo widely in the United States will be subdued by the
force of the popular- outburst, of indignation and the
energy of honest* official "action.' ■';
No, the graft bacillus will not prove to be as de
structive to the nation as the phylloxera has at times
been to the vineyards. The American people will stand
a great deal of imposition at times, but when the pres
sure reaches such a stage as the present graft epidemic
something Is likely to drop with a distinct thud.
The chamber of commerce representatives of Los
Angeles at the Portland exposition on the day set as a
compliment to. this '-city- will .'-start for .the. north this
morning. There will be a goodly number of Angelenos
at the exposition on the 29th, Los Angeles day, including
several city officials; but it is regrettable that, the plan
for an official response to Portland's .compliment was
turned down on the paltry consideration of expense.
But Russia won't have anything to do with the mas
sacre of the poles In Los Angeles. . • ■ . .. ■
THE CHICAGO STRIKE COLLAPSE
The climax of the teamsters' strike in Chicago was
forecast by The Herald several weeks ago. Before the
contest; had progressed a month, in fact, it was obvious
to close observers that failure of the strike would be the
ultimate i result. .' % • •; ■ -.. '.. v .•■ . • .- ■ . . ■• ;,'. v-
As pointed out by The Herald at the outset, both
the time and the conditions were unfavorable to sue
*cess. The more intelligent class of the teamsters them
selves knew that the strike was ill-advised, but they
were powerless to cope with designing leaders, and their
' more impetuous followers. !~. '.;•:
.While seeking their former jobs on the old terms the
misguided Chicago: teamsters now have an opportunity
to,' consider their 'folly/ They have lost not only the
wages -of about four months, but also the savings of
years. A large percentage of them, no doubt, will be
handicapped for a long time by debts incurred during
the strike for the. means of supporting their families.
And there 'will be poignant regret on 'reflection that there
was no grievance to justify the strike. They foolishly
allowed themselves to be buffers between some garment
makers and their, employers, with the* usual result of
being punished for meddling in other people's business.
• The leaders of the teamsters are wholly blamable
for putting their followers in that ridiculous position.
Those leaders, eager to pose as champions, precipitated
the strike' of the teamsters as a "sympathetic" lever to
force the garment makers' employers to terms. Those
interests finally settled their own differences and the
"champions" were! left to the plight In which they now
There Is a lesson in the outcome ' of that Chicago
strike that' should be profitable to all trade union men
wHo are level-headed enough to decline being led by
agitators for personal revenue only.
The new chief boss of .the Panama canal Bays the
work can l>e done in five years by using the lock plan,
but it, will, take teg or twelve years by the sea level plan.
Years: are- precious. iWhy, not' adopt "the lbck scheme
for a start and sprout the Other one later? ' A matter
of $100,000,000 Is less important than seven years of
The expected happened in the death of the million
aire, Hancock. The sad calamity which befell him and
his family was a direct result of his mania for excessive
automobile speed. ' Ills end should teach all auto drivers
that reckless speeding Is simply courting death. . But the
lesson will not be heeded. ■
THE CHAIN-GANG CURE
Ninety days of 'service on the chain-gang was a right
eous sentence Imposed In , Jhe local, police court for
"mashing." The incident Is worthy of more than pass
ing notice, although t hero was nothing unusual In t ho
, particular offense.
It Is the first time, we believe, that such heroic treat
ment has been administered to one of the class of con
temptible curs who make a practice ■■ of posing on our
leading streets and ogling- passing women, j In the In
stance here noted the woman who was insulted bad the
commendable pluck to'cause' the prompt 'arrest' of the
scoundrel, and the court did the rest.' ; l J *'.',' ' '
The Herald frequently has called attention to the'
effrontery of the masher class of social vultures in Los
Angeles, Every large dly Is Infested to some extent
with that class. In larger cities of the. east detectives
are constantly on 'the alert to nab the masher on. the
slightest provocation. .■ , . : . .' •
The case to which attention Is called shows that the
women of Los Angeles have their" own resource as a
curative for the mashing offense. The law is sufficient
to break up the practice promptly, aa indicated by that
chain-gang sentence, and no doubt the police Justices will
be pleased to administer more of the same curative.
' Enough feminine pluck to cause the ; arrest of a
masher, followed by -that ninety-day treatment on the
chain-gang," would^ soon stop the 'outrageous Insults to
which women are subjected occasionally by. disreputable
loafers who Infest bur prominent thorough* ares'.'
IS NOT EARNED'
SO SAYS MILLIONAIRE PROFIT
PRACTICES HIS PREACHING
N. O. Nelson of St. Louis Addresses
-Venice Assembly on Popular i
Theme and Gives Three
"Tainted money Is money not earned.
It Is what I term getting, something
for nothing. There Is an honesty test.-
A real estate man who buys land to
make a quick turn by discounting the
future makes tainted . money. ;',; It ,1b
Just as much tainted as Is the money
of Wall street." . '
| This explanation of ! the . term , was
given by N. O. Nelson, the millionaire
profit sharing j ' manufacturer of St.
Louis iin an address upon "Tainted
Money, -Its Making and Spending." at
the Venice assembly yesterday morn-
Ing. • • '.'
He owns three large Industrial plants,
located at'St Louis, Leclaire, 111., and
Bessemer, Ala., in all of which he puts
to practical operation his doctrine of
profit sharing with his \ employes.
■ He has radical Ideas .regarding so
ciety and politics and expresses his
sentiments on 1 the lecture platform oc
casionally and through the pross, as
well as by practicing what he preaches.
He said in part: ' ■ ..
Rockefeller In Limelight
"The only difference between you
and me and Rockefeller Is that he Is In
the limelight and we are not; We are
Just as evil In drawing' interest upon
the unearned Increment of our Invest
ments as were the Barbary pirates or
the robber barona of the Rhine.
"The invention of the cotton gin, an
Invention which has been counted a
blessing to humanity, makes tainted
money every day, for It has brought
about child labor In factories and has
been at the base of the race war In
i "The greatest evil, however, in con
nection with this tainted money is the
use to which It Is put.
■ "Tainted money leads to our personal
indulgence and that In turn leads to
a desire to get instead of do. It Is
what a man puts Into a thing that is
worth while, not what he makes out
of it. It leads to indulgence in the
home, injuring the children.
Big Endowments Harmful
"Great educational ' endowments are
harmful rather than helpful, for they
tend' to make men who would other
wise be hard workers into a lot of
overpaid, easy going, leisurely pro
fessors. Among the students it fos
ters a spirit of class, Instead of mass.
"Tainted money creeps Into politics.
A university has an endowment •of
vested properties. Immediately from
the faculty and the alumni goes up a
cry for exemption from taxation and
the people foot the bills.
"Tainted money Is not such a great
goal after all. Consider a moment the
difference between the happiness en
joyed by John D. Rockefeller, potter-
Ing around his flower beds, knowing
himself an outcast', and the gardener
working out somewhere under the Cal
"There are only three remedies pos
sible for this evil of tainted money.
First, the fostering of an individual
spirit of doing Instead of getting; sec
ond, the public ownership propo
sition, and flntUly, co-operation such as
we are experimenting with in Le
BOARD OF WORKS MAY
NEVER BE APPOINTED
Political Powers at Outs Over New
Commission and Breach May
Not Be Closed '
"Mayor McAleer's blunder In naming
(he men he did for tho positions on the
permanent board of public works with
out waiting for the reply from the
Merchants and Manufacturers' asso
ciation, the chamber of commerce and
the Municipal league, after he had so
licited their aid, has created a dead
lock In the council which may not be
broken while McAleer is mayor," de
clared a prominent politician yester
"When he requested these municipal
bodies to submit a list of names as
suggestions for the^ board," he; con
tinued, "he morally bound himself to
await their action for at least a rea
sonable length of time. His action
must have been taken 'ln an effort to
forestall some plan of the powers that
be among the regular organization." |
It Is more than hinted at the city hall
that Walter Parker had already made
July 22 in the World's History'
1293— Battle of Falkirk. The Scots under "Wallace defeated with great
slaughter by the English under Edward I.
1403 — Battle of Shrewsbury, in which the forces under Douglas, Percy
and Owen Glendower were defeated and the earl of Northumber
land's son, Henry Hotspur, was slain. •
1704— Gibraltar (Gebel al Tarlk) "the Mountain of Tarik," where the
Saracens landed, < taken by the British .under Sir George Hooke, in
whose possession it has ever since continued.
1706 Treaty for the union of Scotland with England signed.
1802— Action ' between the United States frigante Constellation, Capt.
Murray, and nine Tripolltan gunboats. Four of them were driven on
shore and the remainder took shelter in Tripoli. ■
1812— Battle of Salamanca in Spain. The British under. Wellington de
feated the French under Marmout.
1846— CougreBB authorized the issue of $10,000,000 treasury notes. By
this means the Mexican war loan was raised. '. ;•-'...;
1854 — Tha treaty of Kanagua between the United States and Japan was
\ •';•. ratified^- '-■.■-.-.;.'.•.■■■•.-■■.■,';■ •.-.":". ■■..■■■■ ■■■"■ :----.•.■- •,-. ■-■-;■;
his own selections for at least two of
the ' plncea on the permanent board,
and McAleer's effort' to hand out these
two of the political plums to his per
sonal friends has produced. a deadlock
among the , organization men in the
REPORT FREES DENTAL
EXAMINERS OF GRAFT
BUT ADMITB! , EXISTENCE OF
State Controller Shows There Was at
.Times Discrepancy in Balances Be
tween Secretary and Treasurer, and
Moneys Not Banked Promptly
By Associated Press.
SACRAMENTO, July 21.— State Con
troller E. P. Colgan today filed in the
governor's office the report submitted
to him by Deputy Controller D. A.
Moulton and C. A. Root, who examined
the books and accounts of the state
board of dental examiners at the re
quest of Governor Pardee. The re
port does not charge graft, but some
clerical errors were found, all of which
were easily straightened out.; jj»
The report states that Dr. , Dunn,
while • treasurer, came. Into possession
of $2827 belonging to the board on Sep
tember 15, 1904. On October 21, 1904,
he deposited $2972.10, ; w1th,, the Crocker-
The retention of this .money caused
some comment, the report states, but
there is nothing In the law making
immediate deposits of money obliga
tory/ ■'.-■.''- -' •• : ' ' •■' ' ••' •'" . '.'■
The report of the. board to the gov
ernor was checked out and. found to
be' correct. One part of : the report
reads: . . ... . ■ >s , ; .
' "We were unable to obtain tho bank
books of former ' Treasurer I)unn, but
using a transcript of the acts as fhown
on the books of the banks we found
that there had at times been a dis
crepancy in balances between the sec
retary and the treasurer. The atten
tion of Dr. Dunn was called to this
matter and he denied that' any short'
age had at any time existed, explain--'
ing at the time the apparent shortage
was shown there was a balance to the
credit of the board In a Los Angeles
bank an amount sufficient to cover the
seeming deficit. The Los Angeles'
bank book was requested of Dr. Dunn,
but he was unable to submit it, stat
ing It was In the possession of his at
torney. Senator G. R. Lukens."
NORMAN WILLIAMS IS
HANGED AT THE DALLES
Pays Penalty for Double Murder Com.
mitted in Oregon More Than
Five, Years Ago . . . ,
By Associated Press. • ■ .- - ; .
THE DALLES, Ore., July 21.—Nor
man \Vllliams, ; who murdered Alma
Nesbltt and her mother on March 8,
IMO, was hanged today at the Wasco
county. Jail. He . made no statement,
his last remark being:. "My lips are
sealed to the world." ...
Williams arose at 5:30 and spent his
time praying, reading the Bible and
conversing with Father Desmarlas.
Mrs. L. J. ■ Nesbltt of Omaha, Neb.,
and her daughter Alma were murdered
near Hood River, Ore. The motive for
the crime was the desire of Williams
to ' secure a homestead adjoining his
own in the Hood river country, ' upon
which Alma Nesbltt located at his In
stigation. Williams later -married
Alma Nesbltt in order to inherit her
property as next of kin. ■
Having laid his plans, Williams en
ticed Alma and her mother, who were
living: in Portland, to go to the home
stead, where he killed the twp women
in a manner never satisfactorily ex
plained. ■ ■ . . ■ !
BUSINESS MEN TESTIFY TO ITS
STREET CAR CASE IS HEARD
Suit Against Los Angelea Interurban
Company la Tried In Police
_ Court and Taken Under
In the case of Los Angeles against
the Tjou Angeles Interurban company
for carrying freight over its lines
within the city limits was heard be
fore Judge Rose yesterday. A num
ber of prominent business men of Los
Angeles testified that they were In
favor of the use ' of freight cars on
local' street railway lines; that they
believed them to be a necessity and
that upon such was dependent the
future progress of the city.
A. C. Cass arid J. R. Newbury were
among' those who bo declared them
selves on the witness stand and when
they had finished attorneys for the
railway company announced that they
were prepared to bring sixty other
business men - and merchants who
would give similar testimony. .
Judge Rose took the case under ad
visement for two weeks and upon his
decision will rest the question as to
whether or not the rapidly growing
interurban freight traffic shall • con
tinue to be hauled through Los Angeles
.' The complaint upon which the charge
against the railway company j was
brought alleges that the defendant has
maintained a public ' nuisance by
blockading the public streets from
Gardena to a local market. '
The trial lasted throughout the day
and brought with it a great display of
legal talent on both sides.
For the ' railway Attorneys W. E.
Dunn, Walter Trask and Albert
Crutcher appeared, while the people
were represented by Prosecuting At
torney George Bebee ( and Assistant
City Attorney Herbert Goudge.
In the argument of the defense It
was set forth that it had the right to
operate freight cars over the city lines
and that the right is given in , the
franchises when granted, even though
not stipulated. .The prosecution af
firmed that such requires a special
franchise as granted by the city coun
The patrolmen who made the arrests
of railroad employes in charge of the
freight cars in question testified that
after leaving Third arid Hill streets the
car' made? two' stops, aggregating eight
seconds,' and that it was '"'operated
practically the same as a passenger
EPES RANDOLPH DISCOVERS
: VALUABLE PLACER MINE
Properties, Which Are Located In
• , Mexico, Said to Be Worth
i - Millions >
After two months of silence,- during
which time the company had been quiet
ly organjzed, Epes Randolph, the rail
road builder of Arizona and New Mex
ico, gave out the Information yester-'
day concerning the location of a rich
placer mine which he has discovered
In Mexico. ' • : • •
Interested with ' Mr. Randolph am
said -to be H. E. Huntlngton, E. H.
Harrlman, "W. F. •? Herrln," Senator
Frank P. Flint, W. E. Dunn, Dr. Bry
ant and • others. • With them are the
mining experts, . Henry S. McKay ■ and
L. Lindsay, who after an investigation
of the properties have given it as their
opinion that the claims will produce
millions of dollars worth of gold.
SAYS HE WAS MISQUOTED
• ;■'■; IN CRITICISING TOBACCO
Was ; Merely .Opposing Questionable
Places of Entertainment From
Which People Come Tainted
By Associated Press.
DENVER, July 21.— Robert Ij. Rea
my of Baltimore, Md., In a letter ad
dressed to the Associated Press, says
that- published reports .of his address
at the recent Epworth league conven
tion in this city, purporting to give his
remarks in relation to the use of to
bacco, were inaccurate. He writes:.,
"I was speaking about the young
people of the Methodist church going
to questionable places 'of - amusement
and I made use of the following quo
tation: "It Is a well ■ known fact that
If persons go 1 into 'a room full of to
bacco smoke they would without a
doubt come away with, the odor of
smoke" upon them. If our young peo
ple enter these places of amusement
they . are sure to become tainted.' "-
Mr. Reamy was reported i to' ■ have
said, "A snioke laden room Inspires a
spirit In those who Inhale the smoke
which is 'the doorstep 'to" sin."- ' : ,' : , : .
SECRETARY LOOMIB YET
LINGERING IN LONDON
By Associated Press.
LONDON, July 21.— Assistant Seo
retary of State Loomls, who has re
turned to London. after a trip to the
country, has' heard nothing- of the al^
leged probability 'of his' appintment to
represent the United states at the in
ternational conference In Morocco. Mr.
Loornis expects to remain here a week
longer, arid will 'then go to the conti
nent and pursue . his Investigations ' or
the administrative . affairs ■of the ■ va
rious American legations. He was v
guest of Ambassador and Mrs, Reid at
a ; luncheon party ; jat Dorchester . house
this afternoon.' ; '»,
M-lincs aid Pick-ups
Why Pasadena "Pants' 1
(ff*w« not*-Th« Pmrnden* city eotinei] _
hAs blvmi the "bflclMo-rmturfr women,
pprmindion to wear trousers in the cltr
Ho ye, All utrornc-mlnilM women.',:. .
Who 'v« been looking for a chancel •
ITIo ye all In Pn«!iri«na.
Where ye may w««* pan tst •■."■;;,;;
There's A. "hack-to-natnre" party In tha
fair duburbnn town, . " '
And they do' not care .tor* dr«ss*s." and
they hate the name of tfown;
They would emulate the men folks and
would doff t hrir tmlllnir skirts,
And ene.loifl thetr form* divine in papa's
trousers arid hi* shirts! ' /
Now the Panadena council is made up of
men full wise, . jj.. • ; •'..<• •„' ■
And they heeded thli petition, though It
came as ft surprise! •'< '
They knew i that any.Jwoman only want*
what »he can't get, i
And they argued. lf>they let 'em, .they
would soon theltr Wants forget." *r v
"May we wear the trbuseri7" asked,they.
And the councilsald, "You may I"
So the damsels have permission to parade
'em night and day. ■ ■ "•'• ' j
And the men folks Una the thoroughfares,
, . their eyes and mouth" agape, ,
A-watchlng for the woman who wilt give
away ,her shap^t ' ;.'. i(' '"■^S^
Ho ye, all strong-minded women, '-.;:;
Hurry up and take your chance j -^ ,
For to see ye togged in trousers.: ■ i
Pasadena pantsl '' '.'',."".
The chilly Mr. Fairbanks would b» quite
welcome In the east now—lf he brought;
his atmosphere with 1 him. '..'
■Maybe the caar Is wise to Cur average
state legislatures, not' to speak tof con
gress, and wants to take no chances.
No one could blame him. . .
One baby a day Is born In the.town of
Roosevelt, I. T. And yet they ask what's
In a name. -.- • ■ •■,■■ ..- ' ,
That "history repeats'ltself* • Isrone of
tho recompenses of widowhood- •' '.: ,' ■'■: i; ■
Walter Scott found no need' ta burn
money In New York. The place. Is the
"hottest" this side of the hereafter, •In
both senses, Just now. ■'■ <■ ft >. • ■ * • • ,'■.-■:
Roumanla having .held . tf the. spotlight,
now comes jealous Bulgaria to .take; ad
vantage of Russian troubles.- These in-,
significant little states must' get . notlco
somewhere '■'■'■ > ■ -'< •'« * - .",,:'}>'.-'
If cows only knew what they are worth
when they become beef, they wouldn't be
so meek and lowly, perhaps. . • "'■ - "
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch will /pay
JSQO to any one who will tell; how,'to In
crease the city's population .to" 1,000,000.
Huh! That's easy. Take off the Ud.'. .'!;
A Connecticut man has struck a new
scheme to discourage his mother-in-law's
visits.. He set a bear^ trap her "to.,
step in. ' ' '" ;' i.
Chief O'Neill; pt '• the ' Chicago ■, police
believes.ln nepotism. On" the,'forces he
has one son-in-law, three nephows, one
brother-in-law, the father'of hls'son-in
law, the brother-in-law of a" neptif w, nf
teen of his. own cousins, seven of hla
wifo'B cousins and- two relatives unclassl-.',
fled. J How's that?-: ' ' ' l-%1-r'-'•':'■ t'
". Mr!" ' always''dot» ••on
fools. ■• '• •■■ -v :.- •. •■ ■..'.;■ .-.■■ .*..' •■■.;
Miss L«mon-No wonder you are such a
favorite.with them! ... ..,.-. .:,,; :'V
' A Kansas farmer dislocated his Jaw 1 In
laughing because a rainstorm passed'over
his wheat crop and ruined a neighbor's.
He went twelve miles to town :to ,have
his' Jaw set, and found on his return that"
hail had ruined his own crop meanwhile.
He laughs last now. ■"■' ■ \\ w'";'; .
Many.a man who can't ser-»e two mas
ters serves hie wife and mother^ln-law.^.;;
Mayor Dunne says Chicago is the nerve,
center of the United States.. Funny, con*;•■
Bidoring the lack of. it shown . during
strike times. p,. , .. / '■■'■■] ■;
The Shrinkage of a Tom .""
A Tomcat went a-walklng thiro' a country;
:; one fine day— ' ' ". ; • '■ ■•>.
A country where he'd lived, of course;
' e'er since his natal day, •-.'■.• .;;'/•'
But still wherein, but little , known,, no.
one had him remarked
As aught of extra-ordinary; he'was safely
parked '"'•■'.'" ' '.
Within a cage all gilded,' and his voice
wa^s but.a purr. . >r . :<\ \V r,
But now, as wanderedi he. abroad, h.*"
thought to make a stir.'., '. ..' ~"'-"':S
He lifted up. his voice,'' then, and 'emitted
quite a yell: .' ' ' ' '■'■'> '•''""
"The octopus is grasping, and it coon wlili
own all hell, , MV-> , , '^.".'.s'u^j'
As well as earth and heaven I ..You had
; better be prepared!'' ;y v •,- ''sh^M
The people ■ paused and listened, and the
. timid ones were scared; ; : >',;;'
The shrlekings were ' so' strenuous - that
i persona were amazed. '
And soon - a lion he was called—the
prophet, of these days! !,' . .
And then a remedy was sought; the lion'
.bold was asked ■ ' .' ■."";
To help to rescue those who in the
gorgon'a favor basked. " Vj .!'
-"The oniy way," said he,.' "Is, Just you
render unto me
Everything: that you possess,' and I will
help you—see?- '
My roar is so extensive that the octopus
. 'wiirdie; ".'■:••. ..- :yggmjotm
And meanwhile I will take your.bonds,
and simply,' I will fly!" . . -
Straightway' the people got dead on, and
:: • with the knowledgo came
Remarkable .i enlightenment—they soon
..', were next the game.- _ . ' ./
The consequence? _ The lion shrunk so
, ' very rapid that'
Within the round of sun to sun, he turned
. . back to a cat! ■ ■
And now upon' the backyard. fence this
Thomas 'cat oft prowls,'• ■ !"
And In the night of his despair he yowls—.
and .yowls—end yowls!
.... '—W. H. C.
BIGBBEE'3 SQUADRON " ■' "
SPOKEN BY WIRELES3
By Associated Preu. ' •
NEWPORT. R. 1., July 21.— The
squadron of warships under, command
of Rear Admiral Slgsbee, ; which : : is
bringing; to this country, from Franca
the body, of . John ' Paul • Jones, was
signaled 'by wireless '; telegraphy ' early
today. The following message was re
ceived at tha. government torpedo sta.j
tlou here: "Will arrive ut Chesapeake
capes Sunday ' morning. No incidents
on passage." This message was, sent
through., the Nantucket ' shoals llKht-
Bhlp, which ' tha squadron ' passed - duf •