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The HINC MJHI SALUa The Herald Publishing Company WILLIAiI A. SPALDIISu, President and General Manager. EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT: £21 East Fourth street. Telephone 156. BUSINESS OFFICE: Braubury Building 222 West Third street. Telephone 247. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION Daily, by carrier, per month $0 71 Dally, by mall, one year 9-W Daily, by mail, six months 4-°y Daily, by mall, three months Z-« Sunday Herald, by mail, one year 2 00 Weekly Herald, by mail, one year l.ou POSTAGE RATES ON THE HERALD. 48 pages 4 cents 32 pages 2 cents 8« pages 8 cents 28 pages 2 cents 14 pages 2 cents 16 pages 2 cents U pages 1 reDt EASTERN AGENTS FOR THE HERALD A. Frank Richardson, Tribune bulldirg. New York: Chamber of Commerce budd ing. Chicago. SUNDAY, APRIL ii. 1807- GREEK AND TURK The spectacle of the six great powers taking the side of the Turk against the Greek Is one of the strangest In history. These greatest and most enlightened nations of Europe are espousing the part of darkness against light, of tyranny against liberty, of stagnation, corrup tion and decay against progress, amelioration and regeneration. We do not claim that all the Greeks are moral as Socrates, as philosophic as Plate, nor as Intelligent as ATistotle. But as compared with the Turks they are as light to darkness and as life to death. Why so great a difference should ex ist between two nations is a most in teresting study. It is not so much a matter of race as might appear at first glance. The Greek blood is a very com plex mixture and the Turkish is far from pure. In ancient Greece the people were of very compound origin. On the original Pelaegian stock there was engrafted Coptic from Egypt, as well as semi- Gothic, semi-Keltic from the northern shores of the Adriatic sea and Thrace. Nor was all the strain of Aryan descent. The Semitic blood of the Phoenicians found its way into the veins of both Spartans and Athenians. Scythian blood, too, mingled with the other streams In the Hellenic stock. After the lapse of 2500 years, of course, the race now dwelling in Greece and Crete is so complex in blood that any attempt to analyze its elements or trace it to its fountain head would be a vain task. The Turk originally was of that stock kindred to the Aryan, but not identical, known among ethnologists as Semitic. But In its present make-up in European Turkey this, too, is a most complex peo ple. Even in the days of the Trojan war the Hellenic-Pelasgian peoples of Greece had founded many colonies on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean, then known as Anatolia, as It Is now. From the Bosphorus to Tyre In after days that coast was all under the domination of the Greeks. Along the south coast of the Euxine these colonies spread as far as the Caucasus moun tains. The original Turks, who were closely related to the Tartar stock of central Asia,when they came westward and took possession of Palestine, and north westerly to Thrace, Macedonia and Greece, mingled with the complex races of these countries until there is not much of the blood of Genghis Khan or Tam erlane left In the reigning sultan or his pashae, still less in his bashi bazouks. The people of Athens are not so much different from those of Constantinople In race origlr, while the Moslem In Crete is a cousin, so far as blood goes, of the Christian of the island on whose life be has co fell a design. The Turk of the old days was as brave a warrior as ever drew a sword. The Saracen was generous ar.d chivalrous. The Turk of modern days is as corrupt and cruel a brute as ever disgraced the form of man. The modern Greek mani fests aspiratloni towards regeneration. He glories In the history of his coun try, would emulate Epaminondas and Loenldas, reads the lofty stories of Homer and studies the profound specu lations of Plato. The Turk cares no more for the glories of Haroun Al Rashid or the high character of the Saladln than doee one of the miserable dogs which infest Constantinople. Why is this so if these people are so dissimilar in race? The whole thing is explained by the sacred books whose teachings lie at the roots of the two forms of civilization. The Koran and the Bible are the well springs from which How the ae-pira'.ions of the Greek and the degeneration of the Turk. The Aryan race, which now forms the vast mass of those who read the Christ ian scriptures, did not write a word of them. They are the product of Semitic thought from cover to cover, as Is the I Koran. The writers of the New Testa ment had become imbued with Hellenic • thought to a greater or lees degree, and this thought is found to pervade some of those writings, notably those of St. Paul. The writer of the Koran was not ignorant of this western thought, but he absorbed none of It, and there is not a trace of It in the book. When the calif of Bagdad took Alexandria he ordered the great library, full of the treasures of Greek, Hebrew and Latin literature, to be burned, saying whatever was good Id these books was found In the Koran, and whatever was not In the Koran was bad. The Saracens at a later date were for a time close students of Greek thought, and it was from them that Europe In the times of the Crusader recovered the works of Greek writers. But that was only an eddy in the stream. The teachings of Mohammed, poisonous as the upas tree, did its deadly work, and the califs forgot the spirit of Haroun Al Rashld and of the Saladln, and degenerated to the low level of the sultans of modern days. The intolerance of the Koran and the polygamous marriage relations en : couraged by the Koran, lie at the base of Turkish civilization and destroy it. The Jewish Christ laid at the base of the system he taught brotherly love to all the human race and personal purity founded on monogamous marriages as the corner stone of the religion that has spread over the greater part of the earth. Persuasion reaching the mind through affections made warm by brotherly love was the only means of winning proselytes. The Koran goes hand in hand with the sword. Persua sion is too tedious and uncertain a pro cess of making converts. Be a Moslem or a corpse is a missionary program which saves much trouble, wins many disciples and puts an end to factious op position and contumacious obstinacy. The Hebrew founder of the Christian church stands out in personal purity of life among men as the sweetest Illy rises above the miasma of a stagnant pool. The home presided over by the one wife is the pure well spring from which all the progress of modern Europe flows. Brotherly love and the pure home were the features of civilization which have captivated the minds of men since stern Roman passions in the days of Nero. Savages from the wilds of Ger many and fierce Vikings from the Baltic saw and embraced the teachings of the wondrous child from the manger at Bethlehem. The cruel and Intolerant spirit of the Koran which prescribes death to all who refuse to accept its tenets, coupled with the doctrine of polygamy, which makes a slave or a toy of woman, and feeds the naturally libidinous passions of man, are responsible for the barbarity of thi> bashi bazouk and the corrupt nature of his cunning, unscrupulous, self-indul gent master. The one system has elevated the de ; scendant of Henglst and Horsa into a 1 Gladstone; the other has degraded the successor of Saladin into what the sul tan is. SOWING DRAGON'S TEETH "The best government that the world has ever seen," is what we have pro claimed It. It is not an idle boast, but on the contrary, so far as the plan is concerned, it is most unqualifiedly true. And It was once unquestionably true in Its administrative method as well, but It Is by no means clear that In this latter sense the unprejudiced critic would pro nounce it true today. We have been sowing dragon's teeth lately. If there is one thing that above all else will breed disturbance in the heart of a people It is the lax or discrim inating execution of the laws. Let the citizen but detect the existence of this fact and the outrage to his sense of equal Justice under the forms of law will conjure up other forms as hideous and as numerous as the visions of delirium. From the revolt of Jeroboam down to tha French revolution every great civil strife has had its origin in the conscious ness of abiding injustice. Those were comparatively savage times, but even the crude popular heart of those undis criminating centuries was driven to ex tremes by the contemplation of injustice. We have a higher standard of ethics today and possibly a standard of patri- I otism as high, but we have a popular | discernment and a public reprobation of j unfairness in all things, such as Is no l where recorded of the history of any for • mer age. As an Illustration of this we | may see that now, for the first time, slav ! cry, as an Institution, Is practically abol ished throughout the world, and that ' arbitration has usurped the Judicial bench of war. We should therefore have done with public injustice in fact, as well as with the forms of unfairness. Any other course is dangerous as lead ing to a condition from which it may be difficult to emerge. The dragon's teeth that we have sown within a year or thereabouts may take root and grow as they grew in the days of the fable. We have seen the united wealth of the nation rise up in protest against a principle that had been the financial refuge of the nation for a hun dred years, and we have seen the princi ple overthrown under this pressure, without any change In the law. Wo have seen a corporation, debtor of the government to the extent of nearly a hundred million dollars, deflect all its earnings into the private pockets of Its directors and then challenge the creditor to do its utmost, while the squatter who has dared to cut a cord of wood upon va cant government land has tasted the discipline of Imprisonment for his tres pass. We have now a secretary of war charged by an act of congress to carry its provisions into practical effect, wno stands officially paralyzed In the pres ence of a railroad president who com mands him to remain passive, and a president of the United States who chooses to remain blind in this comedy. We have also before us two measures to overthrow the law as it is lnterpretec In the transmissourl case. One of thes< a bill to legalize unlawful combination: and the other a motion In process o preparation for a rehearing of the cas, upon the theory of the Income tax re versal. Interspersed throughout these Instances we see senators, cabinet am judicial officers that seem to grasp a the opportunity to renounce the allegl ance they owe to the people In order t( take on the new and more profltabh allegiance to corporation sovereigns The effect of this inordinate rottenne3: is everywhere felt and seen and suffered but still the evil work goes on. WHERE IT WOULD DO THE MOST GOOD There is in the Second ward a clut known as the Northwest Los Angeles Improvement association. As lts.nam; implies, its object is to promote the welfare of that part of the city. Ely sian Park Is within the boundaries ol that ward, and any Improvement in the park must have a beneficial effect or adjacent property. A valuable Improve ment Is now going on in the park, namely, the construction of a beautiful thirty-foot carriage way and several convenient foot paths, giving access to its bold outlooks, and winding in and out among its groves, dells, lakes and manifold attractions. This fine boulevard and the ornamental entrance are being constructed by hitherto belonging to the army of the unem ployed, a large percentage of whom re side In the Second ward. These men are not being paid out of the public treas ury. Their pay comes from the private contributions of public-spirited citizens living In all parts of the city. Thus far but little has come from any one located in the Second ward. The generous do nations of the Baker Iron works and the sums collected from a few schools form almost the only exception. Among the Improvements attempted in the Second ward in the past year or two. Is a cut and regrading of a portion of Hill street, from Bellevue avenue to the High aciiooi. Aaae&BiiicutS Weie levied and about $2300 was collected In small amounts ranging from three or four dollars to $40 or $50, but mainly in small sums of less than $15. A little work was done on the cut and then the Im provement was abandoned, and the donors of the unexpended fund, about $2100 are notified that they can have their money back. A few days ago Mr. Hargltt. with a soul of generous proportions, wrote a let ter to the secretary of the Northwest Improvement association, Mr. J. Mills Davies, suggesting that It would be a graceful thing for the association to recommend that the donors of this unex pended $2100 should turn the fund over to the relief and park fund for the un employed to aid in extending the work now going on in Elysian park, and to telieve the stress still existing among those who cannot yet obtain regular em ployment elsewhere. For some reason not yet explained Mr. Hargitt's letter was not acted upon, and a sentiment was created antagonistic to Mr. Hargitt's suggestion. If this sum :an yet be secured for the relief fund, the executive committee proposes to use it in a way most beneficial to the resi dents of the Second ward by connecting Bellevue avenue with the park, thus making it a virtual extension of the park boulevard now being constructed. It would thus round out and complete the work going on, and accomplish In the best way possible the improvements desired and aimed at by the Second Ward club. It is to be hoped that some of the broad gauge citizens of that sec tion of the city will urge the adoption of such a course and have the unexpended balance placed to the credit of the re lief fund which has thus far been so admirably administered. IMPROVED FEDERAL ARCHI TECTURE The new Chicago postoffice will be the most scientifically constructed building in the United States, according to the architect. It will cost $4,000,000. This new federal building will stand on a series of points Instead of resting on f foundation extending evenly along th; entire wall line. The weight of the hug: structure will be so adjusted that It wil rest on cement columns thirty-two feet apart, these columns going down to bed rock seventy-two feet below the surface of the earth. This is the plan adoptee In modern bridge building and repre sents the most advanced progress h that field of construction. Cement col umns have been tried in the construction of all the great iron and steel bridg?! built in recent years and found to b< wholly satisfactory. There Is no guess work, no speculation as to the precis* weight a cement column of certain de mensions standing on solid rock will sus tain. OLIVE CULTURE Probably no branch of horticulture ha attracted more attention in Southern California during the past year that that of olive culture. There Is reason foi this. The demand for the products of th< California olive orchards, both in thi shape of pickled olives and olive oil, hat been greater than the supply and is con tinually on the increase. In fact, thf product of ripe pickled olives is scarceij sufficient to supply the local demand leaving hardly any for export to the east where they are becoming quite popular As soon as eastern people begin to get acquainted with the virtues of rip( California olives it may be expected that this demand will increase tenfold, ai-: even with the rapid increase in the plant ing of olive orchards it is doubtfu whether the producer will be able tc satisfy, the demand ftr the market fo; years to come. It has been supposed by many that the olive tree will flourish and bear gooc' crops throughout the state, from th. Oregon line to that of Mexico, but th; LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL W, 1897 recent experience of growers In the cen tral and northern part of the state shows that this Idea Is not well founded. A big olive orchard In Santa Clara oounty was recently abandoned for the reason that, year after year, the trees refused to fruit, or bore only an insignificant crop. This seems to be the trouble with many olive orchards in that part of the state, so that, after all, It Is probable that the area of land within which olive culture may be carried on successfully and prof itably Is comparatively limited, and therefore will always be In good de mand. At the same time there are many thousands of acres of rough hill land in Southern California well adapted to the culture of the olive, that may be pur chased today at a very moderate price. As soon, however, as the capabilities of this land are fully understood, it is not likely that it will be offered on the mar ket at the present terms, so that those who are thinking of going into the busi ness of olive culture would do well to select their land as soon as possible. j The most novel and extraordinary traffic has Just been Instituted. A ] wealthy lady In Texas had lost a finger at the middle Joint. Was she content to I sit down quietly with her misfortune? No, she promptly called to her aid the übiquitous and almost omnipotent ad vertisement, and 10, In a few days a lady I In New York replied that she was willing j to part with the required Joint of the Anger for bone grafting purposes and a consideration. A bargain was struck, and the New York lady's middle Joint of the middle finger was sold to the Texas lady for $1000. Such an idea opens up I vistas of an altogether undreamt of | and possibly very profitable Industry. | If one Is blessed with, say. an undue and j unnecessary proportion of proboscis, ; w-hy not sell a bit of it to the other fel | low who only boasts a snub? There are few business men In this ! country who would not rejoice to see our merchant marine service Increase i and prosper. There has never been ' found a way to bring this about so ef- I fectuaily as to admit the cargoes from 1 such vessels at a less rate of tariff on ' the goods imported. This worked suc cessfully from 1789 to 1828, when the act was repealed. Do our members of con gress fear to bring forward a measure simply because It savors of old fiashioned ways? If It was right then it is difficult to conceive of any pos sible chance for It to be wrong now. It is a matter for regret that Governor Budd, by accident or design, failed to sign the Dague bill, which made provi sion for the relief and employment of the unemployed* and for a solution of | the tramp problem. The bill, which em bodied many valuable suggestions for the solution of a grave and ever-grow ing enigma had passed both houses of the legislature by substantial majori ties. In the light of an experiment alone such legislation as proposedlwould have been of very timely value. England should have learned by this time that '"Oom Paul" is a very ugly customer to get the wrong side of. The lust for rand that has been the curse of Great Britain for many years threatens to assert ltsetf In South Africa one more. If the Salisbury ministry Is spoiling for more trouble in the Transvaal they will get it with In terest, and President Kruger will be supported not only by all the Boers, but by a very large proportion of whites. At the bond election yesterday the refunding bondfe carried by "an overwhelming majority." That Is to say, out of 570 votes cast In the entire city, but 45 were against the bonds. The election was ab solutely without incident, and the only thing about it that attracts atention is the fact that there are in the city 45 voters who have gone on record as be ing against the city's making at the very least $500 a month in Interest. King Leopold of Belgium, a noto riously loose old reprobate, is anxious to restore his dlss-lpatcd fortunes by founding a colossal gambling establish ment. This exquisite sample of regal ambition puts Leopold considerably be low Otto of Bavaria, whose wild vaga ries were accounted for, not by con scious viciousness but by Insanity. The results of experiments with the new vegetable, the coffee pea, will be watched with a great deal of interest. It Is said! to combine the properties cf wheat, corn and coffee, and to yield heavily In a dry country. All of which, if true, will tend to revolutionize the coffee markets of the world. The gold Democrats who are about to meet and attempt to run the party ac cording to their way of thinking should ask themselves —"How many votes did John Palmer get?" Then it would be but a step Into the Republican fold. By any other route it is a long way around, but they will get there Just the same. Vice-President Hobart insists that as he occupies the next highest position to the president of the United States, so he should and must be recognized at all social or official gatherings. The cus tom of giving second place to the British embassador will, therefore, not prevail during this administration. Mr. Bryan rises superior to the tem porary downfall of any platform, more especially those made of wood. The champion of free silver has certainly no reason to lose confidence In the ultimate stability and success of the platfiorm made by brains. The San Jose Mercury gives the Miss issippi sufferers some good,advice when it says: "California Is a paradise, and it extends a cordial welcome to you to come over and' get out o£ the wet." The Riverside Enterprise is authority for the statemept that a recent visitor from that place to Florida found Cali fornia oranges everywhere on sale, and no others. As a cabinetmaker and undertaker General Weyler Is a success. All his ef forts have practically been to drive nails in Spain's coffin. The peanut Is attracting more atten tion than ever as a profitable and desir able crop to cultivate. There are 20,000 people suffering for food in Arkansas—driven from home by the floods, THE HERALD'S MUSE (Under thin title The Herald publishes original verses contributed by local ener, original verses contributed by local writers, in the belief that there Is much genuine talent In Southern California, and that all the conditions of climate, scenery and association are calculated to Inspire I the divine passion, this opportunity Is given to local poets to present their claims to ce lebrity.) GONE Far out from the pitiless night, Which enshrouds the beautiful shore, A fair little bark has sailed o'er the sea And my voice, when I called it back to me. Was drowned In the ocean's roar. Only a tittle brown curl Is left to me here on the shore; For the clinging arms and Innocent eyes Soft and bright aS summer skies Are gone •forevermore. Only the memory Sad Henceforth will come to my soul, Of the dear little feet that have wandered away, And eyes that have sought the perfect day, Beyond where the dark waves roll. And I look, with longing eyes, Far away o'er the midnight sea. To catch the gleam.of a snowy sail; But tears and longing will not avail— Sho Will never come back to me. —C. S. Stowell. A SILENT SINGER Give me to know life's grandest passion. O ye gods! I cried, And I will sing a song whose universal note shall glide Into the quickened souls of al! mankind. And showing thus man's brotherhood, this glorious, golden ray Shall prove a never failing guide along an upward way Where none shall fall and none be left be hind. My prayer was answered. Love, strong and pure, made with me Its dwelling. My soul was satisfied. Life seemed full; my heart with rapture swelling. Silent I sat beneath the God-sent shower Of blessings unutterable. My daring lips could frame no song To sing life's greatest mystery. Only a prayer that love so strong Might touch the hearts of all mankind with power. -C. M. Nlllum. SONG Over the meadows the reapers' song Comes faintly through the a r; j I*, carries my sorrows slowly along; They go—l know not where. Sweet Is the song of the sickle, keen, As It cuts the red-topped grass; It falls with a silver glittering sheen, Leaving the stumps on the meadow green, And the reapers sing as they gaily pass Toward home, when the sun goes down. Over life's meadow the reapers' song Rings wildly through the air; It sounds like a wail for some great wrong That was done I know not where. Sad Is the song of the mower, old, : As he reaps the field of life; ■ 'Tls like a tale of wrongs oft told— 'Tis like the clasp of a mantle cold— 'Tls death, and the end of eathly strife, But 'tls home for the weary soul. > —B. C. "THE HERALD'S MUSE" Dear Herald, open wide your gates to Must, The King of Glory would come in this way. When churches all, but shop-worn. Junk refuse And "God bless ours and no more," pray, Let Press for healing of the nations go. For Gospel, or good news, to suffering poor. And that this kind of blessedness men know, That stands like rock, forever firm and sure. There's no salvation for the man of creed Who outcasts even least of all who sin. For God of such, as for the best, has need To make a battle ground for good to win. God send you singers so like stars of night. And like the Orb of Day your Press give light. —Gordon. LAND OF THE WEST In the west, the land of the golden day. My heart so longs to be, To my home mid mountains wild and gray I would sing my melody. There in the sight of wild snowy peaks My soul would be at rest, I can hear my mother as she speaks Far In the golden west. Home Is there midst eternal snow, My home tor a little time; My long, long home I dimly know, 'Tls the land with the angel chime, There sweetest of odors softly blow In the land of the poet's rhyme. —Basso Cantante. RETRIBUTION A little season of love and laughter, And light, and life, and pleasure and pain, And a horror of utter darkness after, And dust return- ;h to dust again. Then the lesser life shall be as the greater, And the lover of life shall Join the hater, But the one thing cometh sooner or later And no one knoweth the loss or gain. -W. H. E. Los Angeles, April 5. Overtaxation of Farmers The overtaxation of farmers was the subject of a lecture recently delivered in San Francisco by Prof. Carl C. Plehn of | the University of California. He ad- I dressed the newly formed Farmers' club and quoted statistics to prove that the farmer had to pay more taxes than the city man in proportion to his ability. He i showed how much money, goods, wares i and merchandise generally escape tax ation. Franchises, too, are assessed with the utmost Irregularity, 30 out of 57 counties of California having no fran chises assessed, among them being San Joaquin, Kern, Colusa, Marin, Napa, Monterey, Riverside and Santa Clara. But one in every twenty-three persons in the state is assessed for watches. The per capita tax on furniture in 1889 was but $10. The failure to tax personal prop erty, Prof. Plehn said, threw the addi tional burden on real estate, and this compelled the farmer to pay out of a fair proportion. Not more than 35 per cent of the people of California lived upon the farms. In 1892 the farmer's average as sessment was $963, the townsman's $644. The eleventh census gave the value of farm lands and improvements at $697, --000,000, and they were assessed in 1890 for $433,000,000, an average of from 62 to 66 per cent of the true value, while the value of city and town lots was $818, --000,000, assessed for $448,000,000, or from 54 to 55 per centum. HIS FEARFUL BLOW He was going to Washington, he said, "To tell McKinley Just what to do." Then he blew out the gas and went to bed And the bio f almost killed Reuben Glue. —F. S. Plxley In Chicago Times-Herald. And Those Who Do Not The Spanish commander in the Phil ippines has retired in disgust and Wey ler still holds on to a similar position in Cuba to the disgust of everybody who knows him.—Philadelphia Inquirer. BOSTON (S) STORE 239 Broadway V CO. 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Until our new stock arrives we will take orders acta" furnish any patt-rn in three days, Can supply the "Delineator" and "Glass of Fashion" at once. Subscriptions taken for all magazines and periodicals published by the Btttterick Company. On and after Tuesday, April 13th we shall no more have the Standard Patterns on sale. Think of IU We want your Tea trade, and in order to have you try our Teas and know their values, we make our next special sale a Tea Sale. To commence April 19th and continue for six days, we will reduce our full line of Teas as follows: Our $1.00 Teas, "Gold Seal" (they are the best goods imported in 1896, and we challenge any house in America to give you finer) re duced to 75c per lb.; 65c Teas, SOc per lb.; 50c Teas, 40c; 25c Teas, 15c. Call and get a sample. Telephone Main 26. 216 South Spring Grandest Winter Resort m the Pacific Slope BEAUTIFUL SANTA BARBARA y Never Closes THE ARLINGTON HOTEL Never Close. The Flower Festival not being held this iprlng, Is drawing a great manypeople to Santa Barbara. ocean Wing and driving. Famous Veronica Springs one mile Irom hotel. Write or telegraph. *• IN THE PUBLIC EYE It is rumored that the rent which Am bassador John Hay Is to pay for his house In London equals his salary of 117,600. St. Andrew's university, Scotland, Is about to confer the decree of doctor of laws on a woman, Miss Sellers, the trans lator and editor of several books on Greek art and archeology. Theodore Sedgwick, Fay, who was as sociated with N. P. Willis and George P. Morris in editing the New York Mirror more than sixty years ago. Is still liv ing In Berlin at the age of 90 years. Rev. Richard Heneberry, of the dio cese of Waterford and Llsmore, Ireland, has been appointed professor of Gaelic In the Catholic university, Washing ton. He Is an accomplished scholar and writes Irish with ease. Mr Bayard's son-in-law Lleutenani- Commander W. S. Cowles, naval at tache to the United States embassy, is | said to have been for some years the most popular man in London diplomatic circles, and his departure is greatly mourned. Probably Rhomberg was the name of the first man dressmaker, and he lived in Paris In 1730. He was a Bavarian by birth and was the son of a peasant. On 1 the panels of his carriage doors were | painted an escutcheon of a pair of open , scissors and a pair of corsets. He left an Immense fortune. Congressman Maguire of California has addressed the Delaware legislature, by invitation, on the single tax theory. He thinks that public sentiment there is growing to favor the single-tax idea. A j majority of the voters of Newcastle have petitioned the legislature to allow their city to levy Hb taxes on the single tax plan. Baron de Coubertln, who was active in the revival of the Olympian games, is ; trying to remove from the American 1 mind the Impression that France con- ; slsts only of the boulevards and the va riety shows of Paris. He has formed a society, the object of which is to achieve this by spreading throughout the United States a knowledge of French civiliza tion, science and scholarship. What surprised the Londoners at much as anything else In Nansen was the correct English he spoke. The explorer made a great hit at the Savage club dinner. He spoke rapidly and with self possession, and his humor elicited roars of responsive laughter. It Is noticeable, too. In the newspaper reports of his lec ture that "laughter" appears in brack ets at end of every other sentence. The oanny Norwegian has become very popular in England, not least because of his personality, lor he is tall, st**lght and blonde, and his face is good to look upon, while there is 4 winning geniality of manner about him. The Royal Geographical society of Eng land has among Us treasures a collection of original autograph maps made by Gen ; erals Gordon, Livingstone, Grant, Spekc I Baker, Curzon and others. There are serai* I made by St. George Llttledale, who, ac- I companled by his brave wife, explored the ; wilds of Thibet, and nightly worked at His , map-making, regardless of the bitter cold, which caused his frozen fingers to stick to the brass mountings of his instrument. Sir John Franklin's admiralty certificate Is one of the institute's most treasured pos sessions. The paper Is stained with rust spots, but contains the only record of the lost expedition. It was found In a tln> case : among the stones of a big calm by Sir Leo- I pold McClintock's expedition In 1867. I A negro who lives near Hartwell, Oa . I was recently sick and, meeting a physiciai., • asked for some remedy. The M. D. told ' him he ought to take Three B's, a remedy i well-known thereabouts. The darkey was I not familiar with the name of this medi cine, and when he returned home sent his I son to a neighbor's, wwho kept several I Ives to secure three of little honey-makers. I Tho bees were parched, made Into powder j and 1 the decoction swallowed by the negro. ' Swante Palma, the Swedish vice-consul lat Austin, Tex., has just presented tne University of Texas with 2,">,000 books, val ued at 1100,000. Mr. Palma spent fifty years In the collection of this library. The collec tion Includes not only general literature, history and biography, but also a collec • tk>n of art books, Illustrating medieval ; and, modern art. custom and manners. I She dwelt among us till the [lowers, 'tis said, *• ■ Grew jealous of her. With precipitate feet. As loth to wrong them unawares, she fled; Earth Is less fragrant now and heavea more sweet. —William Watson.