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A. Frank Richardson. Tribune building,
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ing, Chicago.
628 Market street, opposite Palace Hotel.
TUESDAY, MAY li, 1897-
The president's message to congress
asking for an appropriation of J50.000
for the relief of American citizens in
j Cuba is only another small bit of fencing
' with a grave question. Such relief can
1 only be temporary and inadequate and
will not reach thousands of the destitute
, non-combatants, who have been driven
' from their plantations by Weyler's dev
ilish starvation policy. Congressman
Bailey cannot be blamed for insisting on
the resolution for recognition of the in
surgents. Ultimate intervention on the
part of the United States is inevitable,
if the reputation of the nation is to be
maintained, and it is blind weakness to
attempt to temporize.
The efforts of the Cuban people to fre?
themselves from Spanish rule amount
to more than a mere .insurrection; the
conditlon is that of organized and well
sustained rebellion. The treatment of
the one under the principles of interna
tional law is quite different from that of
the other. So long as the conflict is be-'
tween an established government and
mere insurgents, it is not the practice cf
other governments to interfere; but
when it has reached the dignity of re
bellion interference may be interposed
to the extent of recognizing belligerent
rights. This is done In the interest of
humanity, to compel respect to the rules
of civilized warfare.
Recognition of belligerency does not
per se constitute a casus belli. Every
nation has the right to judge for itself
whether the condition justifies such ac
tion; it is not an aid to one side or the
other, except in so far as it compels
humane treatment of prisoners of war.
and modifies to some extent the applica
tioniof neutrality laws. It does not per
mit the rebel authorities to fit out expe
ditions in neutral ports, or to make a
neutral country the base of hostile op
It is conceded that in addition to an
organized military force there must be
an organized civil government, but no
exact rule can be laid down in regard to
the later. Circumstances have some
thing to do in passing upon that ques
The Cubans certainly have a formal
civil organization, and it is respected
and obeyed in very much more than one
half the island; in fact, the Spanish
government has little control beyond the
limits of Havana and none beyond the
limits within which Spanish laws are
enforced by the army. The Cubans are
fighting for freedom, for Eelf- govern
ment, for the same rights that Amer
icans possess, and therefore a popular
government like ours should not be too
technical and restrictive In determining
whether it ought to grant belligerent
rights to the Cuban patriots.
Further than this, the evidence is con
clusive that the war waged by the Span
iards is of an inhuman and brutal char
acter, and it is the duty of a Christian
government to take measures to put a
stop to it, only going so far as may be
necessary to the accomplishment of thai
end. A good deal of time has been given
the Spanish government to suppress the
rebellion, but It has not succeeded in
making it appear that it can ever do co.
Considering that American interests
have been destroyed to a large extent,
that the conduct of Captain-General
Weyler has been Inhuman, that desti
tution and hunger so prevail as to enlist
the efforts of the charitable to relieve
the suffering people, it does seem as if
our government has been sufficiently
forbearing, and that it has gone to thi
very verge of disobeying the commands
of moral and Christian duty in refrain
ing from taking a step that will tend to
mitigate the cruelties of war and give
sympathy and relief to a distressed peo
It Is conceded that every nation may
rightfully look after the interests of its
cltliens in matters that relate to prop
ery and commerce. Those Interests of
our citizens have suffered Immensely
and are destined to further suffer unless
something is done for their relief and
protection. Cuba is but a day's sail from
some of our ports, and on account of its
proximity trade with the Island Is of
vast Importance to this country and it,
but under Spanish rule that commerce
has been very much restricted, to the
detriment especially of those sections
which produce breadstuffs and provi
sions, for the Spanish customs' laws
necessarily gave advantages to Anda
lusia and other agricultural provinces
of Spain.
The government In recognizing bel
ligerent rights would reflect the senti
ments of the vast body of the American
people, and receive the moral support of
those of all civilized countries.
The city council, at its meeting yes
terday, on the report of the committee
on public buildings, decided to adopt
the plans and specifications prepared
by the board of education, and to call
an election on the issuance of bonds In
accordance therewith. The committee
further reported in favor of having the
entire work done, as far as possible,
under the direct control and supervis
ion of the board of education, the coun
cil only taking such action as Is abso
lutely necessary to make the bonds le
gal—in case they are issued.
Just what Influence was brought to
bear on the members of the council to
effect this change of heart is not known,
for no later than Saturday afternoon
at least two cf the members
who yesterday voted in favor
of delegating all authority to
the board ofi education, changed
their minds and voted for the report.
As has been pointed out by The Herald,
there is a very serious question as to
the wisdom of entrusting the expendi
ture of this large amount of money to
the beard of education, or at least six
of them, known as the "solid six;" for
it is a generally accepted fact that the
minority, composed of Messrs. Braly.
Conrey and Davis, will have virtually
no voice in the matter. Indeed, these
gentlemen have always favored the
proposition that the council should at
tend to the financial end of the transac
tion, raise the money and disburse the
same, the board of education, of course,
to prepare the necessary plans and tell
the council what is wanted. But the
majority of the board has always op
posed this plan. Insisting that they
should not only prepare the plans, but
purchase the sites, let the contracts,
and handle the finances independent of
the council, as they saw fit. Now It is
a fact that the members of the board of
education receive no compensation; that
is to say, they receive no salary, the
position being purely an honorary one,
supposed to be held by men interested
in educational work for the sake of the
work itself, and without any reflection
on any member of the board, it will
certainly strike the average citizen as
peculiar, to say the least, that a body
of unpaid men should be so anxious to
burden themselves with a large amount
of additional labor, which Will practi
cally consume their entire time for sev
eral months, when there is nothing but
glory in it.
The board of education has enough
to do. considering that they work
for nothing, and it is not right to burden
these self-sacrificing men with addi
tional cares and responsibilities, espe
cially when it is commonly known that
but few of them are comparatively well
to-do, and none of them are retired cap
italists. On the other hand, the coun
cilmen are the paid servants of the peo
ple, who take the office on the under
standing that they are to give their en
tire time to their duties, if it is neces
sary. They constitute the responsible
legislative branch of the city govern
ment, with the power to levy taxes,
call bond elections, and take such other
steps as are necessary to provide reve
nues for the support ot the government.
They are directly responsible to the peo
ple, and on them the responsibility
should rest. The experience of the past
has not been such as to impress the peo
ple with the ability of the board of ed
ucation as a financier, and the citizens
will consider well before they will en
trust the disbursement of over three
hundred thousand dollars to the close
corporation in that body.
"The sick man of Europe" Is conval
escing so rapidly that he promises to
keep the powers of Europe exceedingly
busy this summer.
We have been thinking that a rigorous
breath would blow the Turkish empire
to Jericho, but theeultan has gathered
an army of 500,000 well drilled and? brave
soldiers around him, armed to the teeth
with the best modern weapons.
The great powers of Europe have made
this army what it is. They have takf n
the part of the Turk against the Gretk
when the latter was doing what all Eu
rope has been doing for years. The Ger
man empire rests on the principle of the
unification of people of the same race
and language. The same is true of
Italy. The annexation of Crete was an
aspiration In the same direction. But
what was right elsewhere was held to
be wrong here, and Greece was peremp
torily ordered to withdraw from Crete.
So far so good. But the Turk has won
a couple of battles in such etyle as to
surprise himself at his own prowess.
The powers now find they have kindled
a spark that is harder to quench than
the old Greek Are. The war party in
Turkey is strong, and dcmar.de> as the
price of peace conditions Greece can
not agree to, and which the powers do
net want Turkey to have the benefit of.
The payment of £10,000,000 indemnity
and the cession of Thessaly is practically
the disruption and bankrupting of
Greece. It is almost certain that the
conceding of so much would coot King
George his crown. '
But what is to be done? The wily
sultan pleads that the war party In hla
dominion will allow him to accept
nothing less, and it la possible that in
this Abdul Is right. If the Turk» think
they were forced Into the war against
their own will, now that they see their
arms triumphantly victorious. It Is quite
natural for them to Insist on gathering
the fruits of their victory. And we must
not forget that the Turkish government
has proclaimed aloud at all tlmew that
Greece Is the aggressor, and that the
war Is forced on Turkey. The powers
have all along said that this is a correct
statement of the case.
Now it is hardly possible in whatever
light the matter is viewed that Europe
will consent to all or to half of the de
mand of the sultan. Should he prove
contumacious there Is a very pretty
fight on In Europe. With so powerful an
army the Turk can make a most stub
born resistance. Once the war is on, no
eye can see far enough ahead to discry
where it may not go among the fanatics
who follow the teachings of the Koran.
Theiy extend from European Turkey
over the greater part of Asia. Including
the English possessions In India, and
j they cover the greater part of Africa.
In this connection, we must not forget
a possibility uttered in The Herald weeks
ago, that Russia is playing a deep game
of diplomacy to gain end.? she has had in
mind for 1000 years,, and that France,
Germany and Austria may be more or
less' a party to the scheme. Last Sunday
the Associated Press dispatches from
Soudan gave unequivocal lntlmatiore
that there was a great coalition adverse
to England, whose influences were be
ing felt at every point In the rearrange
ment of matters In the east.
It has been very easy to assume that
these great powers were all open and
above board in their seeming under
standing, and that the war would be lo
calized and of short duration. It has
been a plain thing upon the surface that
both belligerents must obey the dictates
of the powers when they should all
speak in concert. It may be that the
real mind- of all the powers Is for peace,
and that peace will be maintained. But
it need surprise no one if there Is a great
mass of insincere pretense covered up
under this apparent solicitude for the
peace of Europe. A few days will throw
more light on the matter. If the sul
tan is firm in his demands for so full an
Indemnity and for the recession of Thes
saly we may look for almost any devel
opment except one Which means the
restoration of peace to Europe.
There are three Influences at work to
bring about a general war. One Is a de
sire on the part of the two young dee
pots, whose tenure of their jobs is not
secure, to direct the attention of their
subjects to a great foreign war. The
other is the conviction that Turkish mis
government is an abuse co shameful to
modern civilization that the toleration
thereof cannot last forever. The third
Is a profound dislike of England, which
lies at the very heartstrings of the peo
ple of Europe.
The fin de siecle notion Is not altogether
a matter of prejudice. The centuries are
somewhat prone to cloee in upheavals
and changes of a radical nature, and
apparently there never went by a cen
tury since history bears its recordismore
ripe for revolution than the one at whose
close we are now standing.
While we shall all feel sorry for the
poor dupes- of a falee sentiment of pa
triotism which may lead them to their
deaths to uphold a rotten despotism, yet,
in view of the broader interests at stake,
we will say let war come, and let It
shake these hypocritical pretenders to
solicitude for human rights from their
rickety thrones and let an era of real
human interest be ushered in where
freedom shall have some hearing, and
where true patriotic impulses will out
weigh sordid considerations of mere ex
The United States supreme court de
cision in the Chapman case, which con
firmed the power of the senate to com
pel a stockbroker to answer questions
within his knowledge as to whether sen
ators had speculated in sugar stocks,
does not seem to have impressed the
senate with the unmixed satisfaction
that its importance might seem to war
rant. The report has gone abroad that
while the sugar schedule of the new
tariff bill was still in the hands of the
committee, certain senators availed
themselves of a knowledge of Its terms
to speculate in sugar stock, and thereby
realized handsomely upon the invest
In the presence of this new scandal
the old one under which the Chapman
inquiry arose seems to have lost all
its interest. At all events, the disposi
tion on the part of the senate to press
the investigation of alleged crooked
ness, that had its origin more than three
years ago, is farJrorr. unanimous. There
ore two ways of looking at this con
ciliatory tendency. One is that the
accusations that have come down from
the date of the Wilson bill are now
too stale to justify further inquiry and
should not be further agitated at this
remote date. This is supposed to ac
count for the apathy of the senate in
the light of its affirmed authority.
The other view is far more radical. It is
insinuated that the senate was not
so greedy for power as the decision of
the court might be held to assume. The
senate believed that it was entitled to
a fair allowance of the bread of Inquis
itorial power, but when the supreme
court handed down a wnoie loaf, it felt
embarrassed. This greater award made
It possible to get to the very bottom of
the question of any alleged act of sen
atorial thrift. To add to the embarrass
ment of the situation, Senator Tillman
of South Carolina fancied that he dis
covered his associates in the very act
of making a plausible record of "how not
to do it," and thereupon, referring to the
current rumor of senatorial speculation,
read his colleagues a lecture. He said:
Now If you want to Investigate, you have
a neW reason to Investigate. If you intend
to get at the true Inwardness of the mat
ter, to get at the truth and to punish those
who are guilty, say so and do so, or else
hush. That is the whole sum and sub
stance of it. We do not want Chapman.
We want Havemeyer. We want the Amer
ican who bought your men. If they were
bought. That is what we are here for, and
now let the senator who has moved to re
fer the matter, and who lovea the dignity
of the senate as much as any other man,
take the resolution to his committee and
bring back a measure here that will mean
something. We can now make those men
who have charged that senators have spec
ulated say where they got the informa
tion or we can punish them for contempt.
Whether the senate will decide to
prosecute a further inquiry Into the
sugar speculation or whether it will
avail itself of Tillman's license to hush,
is a matter that will be developed In the
rear future. At this time it would seem
that the "hush" policy is In the ascend
This section is paying roundly Just at
I thie time for what are facetiously called
! Irish lemons, or bog oranges. The
j potatoes which burst their sides laugh -
i Ing on the dinner tables of Los Angeles
leome from Northern California, Oregon,
| Nevada and as far east as Colorado, or
even from beyond the Missouri. Laid
| down here they cost In first har.idi-'one
cent per pound, or more than peaches
or apricots will bring next July. To the
consumer they come to one and a half
cents' per pound.
No wonder they burst themselves
laughing at us. An acre of good ground
will pan out 200 bushels of potatoes, nnd
at one cent per pound this Gome* to $120
per acre. Cost of production considered
this discounts orange growing.
Owing to the low temperature prevail
ing here, new crop tubers will not be in
the market in quantity before the middle
of May. If supplies in the middte west
give out our mealy-mouthed frlencln,
so charming hot from the oven on cold
mornings, will cost us still more money.
The only possibility of a solution of
the eastern question and the single hope
cf eradicating the dominion of the Turk
lies In the expectation—and apparently
it is by r.o means groundless—that the.
sultan, exuberant In his triumph, will
refuse to submit to the dictation of the
powers. The sultan's timidity and hjs
"adroit evasions" have hitherto been his
safeguards. If he will only defy Eu
rope now, which the temper of the Mus
sulmans, flushed with victory, will prob
ably encourage, in a very short time the
Tartar will no longer reign in Constan
The Chicago Times-Herald has an
editorial leader on "The Bugaboo of Fi
nancial Reform." Didn't Editor Kohl
saat primlse that all currency ghosts
should be laid with the election of his
aear friend William McKinley, backed
up by the financial plank of the Repub
lican platform, written by no less a
personage than Mr. Kohlsaat himself
It is net fair to make the public's hail
stand on end after this fashion. Isn't
silver really and truly dead?
The water supplied to Chicago is so
bad thai it has been shut off from the
public buildings, and 200.000 little ones
are cooped up all day without a drop of
water to drink except as they may go
home between sessions. The thermom
eter stood at 80 degrees one day rec-ntly
and the suffering of the children was
described as pitiable. Chicago should
put its vaunted "I will" at work on the
water question.
The Drei Kaiser Bund, or the league
of the three emperors, of Russia, Ger
many and Austria, seems to be a wheel
within the wheels of the concert of Eu
rope, and would be an alliance that the
other powers would' have good reason
to regard with apprehension.
The statement in the London Times
that "it is known to a certainty that
seven hundred millions of gold $3,500.
--000.000) lies hidden in the Transvaal"
shows a much weightier consideration in
Great Britain's policy than the rights
of the Outlanders.
Even President Cleveland never
worked the capital "I" In as hard as
the literary war correspondents are
working it.
Blasts From the Ram's Horn
Better freedom in bonds than bonds
in freedom.
Pretend to know and you will become
an empty shell.
The crust with an appetite is better
than a feast without.
They who wait to do great things
never do anything.
The wasted mental force would do all
the work of the world.
One truth in the life is better than a
hundred in the memory.
In war at this day men think more of
the chances of victory than the justice
of the cause.
Democratic Ammunition
Had the Republican leaders been wife
they would have made very conservative
tariff revision, confining the policy of
protection to the liberal protection of
American labor and eliminating all
monopoly features from the new revenue
bill. Had they been specially charged
with the task of furnishing an issue to
reunite the Democrats of the country
and conservative voters of every faith
who believe In honest taxation they
could not have performed their task with
greater fidelity than has been done In
framing the Dingley tariff bill.—Phila
delphia Times.
Sop to the Lumber Thieves
The senate never showed its utter dis
regard of the general welfare more
strikingly than when it yielded to
the persuasior.rs of the lumber thieves'
lobby and voted to reopen the public
lands' pet aside for the protection of the
head waters of our great western river
(systems. This swindle was made a
"rider" upon the sundry civil appropria
tion bill, f) that if the house Is won over
the president must either veto the whole
bill or assent to this crime against all
the people of the west in alt time to come.
—New York World.
A Minister's Son
Freilrly, the small son of a well known
minister, had been naughty, and to pun
ish him he was not allowed to eat at the
family table. A small table was set for
him In the corner of the dining room.
When his dinner was placed before him.
Freddy said very solemnly: "Lord I thank
Thee that Thou bast spread a table be
fore me In the presence of my enemies.
.—London Sun.
(The Herald under this heading prints
communications, but does not assume re
sponsibility tor tbe Sentiments expressed.
Correspondents are requested to cultivate
brevity as tar aa Is consistent with the
proper expression of their views.)
Trusts and Competition—Again
To the Editor of the Los Angele* Her
ald: In today's lsaue Dr. Fuller waxes el
oquent over thelnlqultie s of competition
and yet rejoices at the downfall of com
bination as exemplified in the collapse of
the steel rail trusii. He denounces labor
unions In one breath and In the next he
sighs over the starvation wages that the
ulon endeavors to prevent, which he
falsely assumes will be the result of the
collapse upon which he was Junt be
fore congratulating the people and the
president of the United Siateu He de
nies the law of the "survival of the fit
test," yet is a pronounced evolutionist
In the field of political economy in assert
ing that trusts and trade unions' are but
the logical outsome of progress in our in
dustrial development.
' He says that "trusts are as old as
Time Itself yet thinks the trust the
(lowering of the competitive system.
But the "competitive system" Itself is
not so very old. It has come Into exist
ence within the last hundred years or
so, the French revolution being Its'best
remembered mid-wife. Dr. Fuller will
not claim that a product of the competi
tive system, which the trust undoubtedly
is ! , could have pre vloualy existed under
feudalism. Figs do not grow from
thistles. The trust is peculiarly a mod
ern phenomenon. The capitalist clara,
with their steam, electricity and ma
chinery generally, are producing more
than the laboring class can purchase
with wagesi held down to the minimum
by the competitive wag? system.
Without organization—and the trust
is simply organization—to prevent this
over-production the capitalist iec4>him
self constantly loaded with a glut of
goodts, which, to rid himself of, he is
forced to sell at a sacrifice.
The trust is an absolute necessity to
cave him from bankruptcy. The old
adage of the corner grocer, "to trust is
to bust," must now be rendered still
briefer and reversed. The motto of to
day, glorified by the names of Carnegie,
Rockefeller, Havemeyer and a host of
other latterday financial saints, is "Bust
or Trust." Read the report of the Lexow
committee appointed by the New York
senate to investigate trusts if you doubt.
The trust is simply the result of apply
ing machinery to the competitive sys
tem. Time only was required for its de
velopment. Its final appearance wasas
certain as a rose le to bloom at maturity.
To get rid of the trust we must either
abandon machinery or the competitive
If the use of steam and electricity were
abolished by an act of oongresn the
trust would disappear
If congress enacted a taw abolishing the
competitive system by resolving that all
machinery run by steam or electricity
tihould become government property, to
be run by the government for the bene
fit and us? of the public, it would likewise
abolish the triict.
One or the other of these methods is
the only possible way of abolishing
trusts. Dr. Fuller Is right, "a change
Is on the way." We must either go for
ward or backward; back to barbarism
or forward to socialleTi; we cannot re
main stationary. THE REFEREE.
"A Stupendous Agony"
"TEF.PE DEE" refers to the "stupend
ous agony" of the editor of the Evening
Express in advancing arguments to prove
the prosperous condition of the people of
this nation. He objects very strongly to
the comparison of our citizens with the
niilives of East India. T. D. asks if the
editor of the Express would consider It
complimentary if he were called a "Jaun
diced pessimist" because he did not remain
content If his condition were compared
with that of a Digger Indian, to whom
earthworms are as a ruddy, luscious vermi
celli. There Is little ground for hope from
the Republican party except by the trusts
nnd other combines of unpatriotic and sel
llsh members of the wealthy classes.
"Ye friends to truth, ye statesmen who
The rich mrj's joys increase, the poor's
'Tis yours to judge how wide the limits
Between a splendid and a happy land.
The Wide Tire Bill
H. J. WIBEL (Riverslde)protests against
the "wide tire law" formulated by Super
' visor Edmiston and enacteel at the last
: legislature as "more of an assault upon the
! rights of man than a measure to conserve
the Inlerests of good roads In the state."
Hp complains of the arbitrary infliction
that on January 1. 1!»0. all wagons must he
of certain proscribed dimensions. What Is
to become of people whose wagon wheels
have not worn out by that date, or who
have not the funds to purchase new
wheels or to have the old wheels re
rimmed. H. J. W. points out that by some
oversight no supervisor has suggested and
no legislature hns enacted that all women
of a certain age must wear a new S2O bon
net on Easter Sunday.
The Bryan Meeting
[protests against Hazard's pavilion, for the
I Bryan mass meeting. Why. our corre
| spondenl suggests, should not the tribunes
. (at Fiesta parki. where Tens of thousands
| coulei be admitted, be utilised! Let a high
island bo erected In the center with a can
opy overhead and let tbe meeting be in the
day time.
S. T. (North Pasadena) does not believe
that a twenty-acre field will be large
enough on July sth, and suggests a forty
. acre field.
The Aristocratic Tendency
M. J. BROWN (Tombstone. Ariz.) ap
proves The Herald's views concerning the
rejection of the arbitration treaty. Its
effects, he thinks, would have been to
accelerate tbe march towards an. aris
tocracy and away from American institu
tions. Tbe single gold standard, now fas
tened upon us through the intrigues of
England, Is bad enough.
Just Suits Him
L. A. R. writes: "Honor to whom honor
Is due." This Is a "love letter." Hurrah
for The Herald and the boy who delivers
on this route. I usually rise at 5:30, and
about 5:45 the paper is thrown into my yard.
I'm pleased all around—with the delivery
hoy, the management, the editorials and
the paper In general.
Road Rights for Cyclists
"SPECTATOR" writes calling attention
to several serious collisions between teams
and bicyclists and maintaining that the
road rights of wheelmen are Ignored. He
suggests that the city council pass an
ordinance giving the riders of (he wheel
rights which the driver of vehicle's shall
A Prolific Precinct
W. B. LUEISRKRS. who was enumerator
In the forty-sixth precinct at the late cen
sus, points out that the showing of 1716
bona fide- residents In this precinct against
317 voters at the last registration is very
creditable. The largest single family list—
thirteen —was also found In this precinct.
That Jubilee Memorial
H. R. proposes as a fitting way of spend
ing the funds raised, for the queen's Jubilee
memorial a set of chimes for the city of
$15,00 "s.;
O— 1 ! O
Will Do . . .
Great things in a store like ours. Look in our cor
ner window for the "smart" things in summer suits
for men. Investigate our Men's Black Clay Sack
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Los Angeles. He thinks a peal of bells
say, from the court house steeple—would
be a pleasant memory of a British institu
tion and a worthy innovation.
Don't Forget the Dog and Cat
JESSIE A. ENGLISH, president of the
Band of Mercy No. 15,611, asks the readers
of The Herald: "Do you camp this year?
If so, don't neglect to provide for your dos
and cat."
Barley a Good Yield
The barley crop in this part of th"
country is being harvested, and shows a
good yield, in many cases giving an es
timated yield of twenty-five sacks to the
acre. Threshing will soon commence.
and It is expected that the price will not
fall below 60 cents per cental, which
should give a return of from $14 to $16 per
acre.—Long Beach Breaker.
Pasadena's Opportunity
Pasadena lies In the pathway between
the great electric powers as developed
from the mountain streams and their
distribution in the metropolis. Her.
rests her opportunity to be grasped for
her permanent advantage.—Pasadena
A Sad Affliction
This is the time of year when a good
many worthy citizens are troubled with
loss of memory as they hear the low,
gentle voice of the assessor asking how
much property they have concealed
from sight.—Perris New Era.
"Snowshoes" in Summer
Down on the toft peat lands near San
ta Ana big broad footgear is regularly
used on horses to keep them from sink
ing Into the ground where they are
working.—Pomona Beacon.
Reflex Comment
The Los Angeles Herald is advocat
ing the building of a smelter in that city.
If The Herald will get Its s-melter and
then get some Los Angeles capitalists
to run a railroad up into Iryo county
the city will corral a good business for
a starter and develop a country which
will pay it the biggest sort of Interest
in years to come. Los Angeles wants
somebody else to do the necessary put
ting up.—Bishop (Inyo county) Regis
Riverside's Exhibit
We appreciate the friendly words of
the Los Angeles Herald regarding Riv
erside county and the chamber of com
merce exhibit, but we regret to say the
supervisors have not yet rescinded their
action. It Is expected that they will,
and the congratulations of The Herald
will then be in order.—Riverside Press.
Only One Outcome Possible
The whole question or public fran
chises, particularly as applied to street
car lnveutments, If up and has got to be
fought out and settled. Manipulators! of
those franchises may be certain of one
thing—that: there will be no end to this
war except an end that acknowledges
that the people own their streets and
have a right to contract for their use for
a given period. The perpetual franchise
nonsen*3 will not be allowed' to stand.
If It is a law, we shall have other law
that will abclifh that law.—lndianapolis
Emperor William of Germany has now
four sons who hold commissions In the
Prussian army.
Mrs. McKinley presented to each of
the young ladies In her party who at
tended the inaugural ba% a handsome
fan and lace handkerchief as a souve
A movement Is on foot to erect a mon
ument to Henri Vieuxtemps, the fa
mows Belgian violinist. The monument
will be erected at Vervlers, the birth
place of the musician.
Brigadier and Brevet Major General
Frank Wheaton, commanding the de
partment of Colorado, has retired from
service in the United States army, hav
ing reached the age of 63, of which time
forty-seven years have been spent in the
service. •
Sir Isaac Pitman, the shorthand man
and vegetarian, who died a short time
ago, was peculiar in his habits. He
arose every morning at 4 oclock and
went to his desk, where he worked, with
short pauses only for his simple meals,
until 10 at night. On Sundays.he preach
ed in the Swedenborgian church.
Prince Bismarck was able the other
day to go out of doors for the first time
since January 2. He drove fbr an hour
and a quarter in the Sachsenwald, and
is stated to have experienced little dif
ficulty in entering and leaving his car
riage. On- his return he took a short
walk In his garden before re-entering
the house.
The late Dowager Lady Aberdare of
England was especially Interested 1n
the prevention of cruelty to animals
and' in the working of ttsr poor law.
She took an active part in the prepara
tion of the women's buildings for the
world's fair, having oharge of the Welsh
section and contributing an interesting
collection of exhibits.
Llllenthal's fate of falling a victim to
his own Invention has found a parallel
In the case of the Austrian railroad en
gineer, Zdlslax Szpor. Szpor had in
vented a life-caving apparatus for fire
men, roofers and men of equally dan
gerous occupations, and while demon
strating Its practicability was dashed
to the ground and killed.
Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton expects
to bring out the second and concluding
part of "The Woman's Bible" In June.
Mrs. Stanton, who Is 81, continues th*
task alone, her former assistants har»
ing lost sympathy with the commentary
by women on the parts of the Bible re
ferring to women. Mrs. Stanton will
subsequently publish her "RemJnli
censes," which are nearly all type-writ
The champion shearer of Australia
for the past season, has broken the rec
ord by shearing 33,825 sheep, his earn
ings being £338. That may a good rec
ord for the antipodes, but a Wall-street
broker who couldn't make more than
that In (he fleecing of 33,825 lambs would
hang crape on his door and consult an
untt 4'taker. —Lewlston Journal.
Better in the Dark
Miss Plain (indignantly)—l'd like to
see a man klso me!
Miss Pretty (demurely)—l prefer the
lights turned down.—London Morning.

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