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THE Herald The Herald Publishing Company WILLI AH A. SPALDINU, President and General Manager. EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT: 221 East Fourth street. Telephone 156 BUSINESS OFFICE: Bradbury Building, 222 West Third street. Telephone 247. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION Dally, by carrier, per month S 75 Dally, by mall, one year 9.00 Daily, by mail, six months 4.50 Dally, by mail, three months 2.25 Sunday Herald, by mail, one year 2.00 Weekly Herald, by mall, one year 1.00 POSTAGE RATES ON THE HERALD 48 pages 4 cents | 32 pages 2 cents 16 pages 3 cents | 28 pages 2 cents M pages 2 cents | 16 pages 2 cents U pages 1 cent EASTERN AGENTS FOR THE HERALD A. Frank Richardson, Tribune building. New Tork; Chamber of Commerce build ing, Chicago. SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE: 828 Market street, opposite Palace Hotel. MONDAY, JUNE 38. 1897. SPECIAL EDITION On Sunday, July 4th, The Herald will issue a special edition in honor of both the national holiday and the visit to California of the Hon. William Jennings Bryan. There will be a number of carefully pre pared articles on the silver question by some of the most prominent authorities of the day and biographical sketches and portraits of Mr. Bryan and- other distin guished guests, of notable men of the Democratic party and local leaders. On Tuesday, July 6th, a second special edition will be issued, containing a record of the events, of the national holiday. Mr. Bryan's patriotic speech at Fiesta park on the afternoon of the oth will be reported verbatim, and the champion's political speech at the banquet to be given him at Hazard's pavilion on the evening of the Gth will also be published ln extenso. On the same date there will be published comoine i-iT*"LVßrvan." edition, which will the Sunday's issue with reports of the speeches by Mr. Bryan and others and an account of what promises to be the great est Fourth of July celebration in the his tory of California. This combination issue, Invaluable both as a free silver document and a record of Mr. Bryan's visit, will be sold at the regular price. A large portion of the advertising space in this edition has already been engaged, and enterprising merchants and business men should lose no time ln securing their positions therein. Orders for extra copies should be left without delay at the office of The Herald Publishing company, 222 West Third street. SOLUTION OF TWO PROBLEMS The Mississippi valley at times suffers from too much water, and the Rocky mountain region from too little. The agricultural interests of both sections depend upon the solution-of the problem of relieving one from its surplus, ar.d supplying the deficiency to the other. Efforts are now being made which It seems probable will solve both to an ex tent. These problems have been-under investigation for some time; that of re lieving the districts liable to be flooded, the longer because the subject was first brought to attention through settlement and occupation by civilized people. Nearly fifty years ago the government appointed two able engineer officers to investigate the means by which over flow of ths Mississippi bottoms might be prevented, or mitigated. These offi cers were Messrs. Humphreys and Ab bott, who made a thorough investigation of the subject, the result of which was published under the title of the "Physics and Hydraulics of the Mississippi River." Three propositions were con sidered for protecting that section from floods, which were, construction of levees, the making of additional outlets Into the gulf, and construction of reser voirs in the mountains to receive and hold back the waters during the flood periods. The last named plan was re ported against on account of the enor mous expense which would be incurred. The needs of the country did not then suggest the accomplishment of any other object than that of protecting the al luvial lands from inundation. The tremendous increase in our popu lation ar.d the consequent occupation of wha-t was designated as the "Great American Desert" disclosed the import ance of taking measures for bringing un der cultivation a vast region which had been non-productive on account of Its aridity. This growth of population made apparent the necessity to conserve for purposes of irrigation, the waters produced from the melting of the vast body of snow which falls in winter and which contributes so largely to the vol ume that endangers the lowlands of the lower Mississippi valley. Within the last few years the subject of irrigation has been forced upon public attention, and it is under stood that it cannot be extensive except by conservation of water through the construction of a compre hensive system of reservoirs. The gov- ernment at last has taken hold of tbe matter, and through Its engineers an In vestigation Is being made to determine where there are sites which can be util ized for the reception of water, and from which it can be distributed to the best advantage. One site has been selected on the head waters of the Platte river. It is a great natural barrier near Lara mie, in Wyoming. This basin lies In the very heart of the Rocky mountains, and Is ten miles long, two miles wide, and Its maximum depth is 150 feet. The gov ernment engineers estimate that it will hold 20,000,000,000 cubic feet of water, and they state that its walls are perfect and the bottom impervious to water. The Big and Little Laramie rivers are to be tapped, and, as Is said, it will take Aye or six years to All the basin. The water from melting snows will be collected, and ln the summer the Laramie and Platte rivers will be flooded from the reservoir to irrigate Eastern Wyoming and West ern Nebraska. This one reservoir, large as it Is, will hold back a comparatively small quan tity of water, but similar ones are to be constructed at the headwaters of the Platte, Kansas, Arkansas and Red rivers, which send into the Mississippi immense volumes just at the time when the full est discharge is from the Ohio. Con- Junction of the waters from the west side with those of the Ohio Is what cre ates the greatest strain upon the levees, causing crevasses and inundations. The waters that can be held back by an elab orate system of reservoirs would cer tainly lessen the volume in the Missis sippi, and do something towards miti gating the damages of overflow. Messrs. Humphreys and Abbott were quite right in deciding that the plan of con structing reservoirs would be too ex pensive to be undertaken if no object was to be accomplished except that of plac ing a restraint upon the waters during flood periods. But by a comprehensive system, which has now become impera tive, another and immensely greater ob ject is to be accomplished, and that is to bring into cultivation vast sections which now produce very little of value. The whole region in the Mississippi val ley exposed to inundation comprises 20, --000,000 acres, while the arid region em braces 1,200,000,000 acres. It cannot all be irrigated, but much larger areas can be., than- anyone now supposes. It must be remembered that our popu lation is now more than 70,000,000, and increase in the future will be greater than it has been in the past, if not ln percentage, certainly in actual numbers. Natural accretion and Immigration now cause an annual increase equal to the population of the state of California. Irrigation has become the most import ant physical question before the coun try, and there is necessity to develop it by every practical means. Whether, when reservoirs for irriga tion purposes shall have been construct ed to the utmost limit, the lower Miss issippi valley will be relieved from all danger of inundation, may be doubted, papers, feel a good deal of confidence that it will have the effect to materially reduce the volume of water at times when danger is the greatest. It seems probable that they are not altogether mistaken. This, however, is undoubted that the happiness of milllonsof people will ln fu ture depend upon the utilization of every means for the extension of irrigation. No other agency can be employed that will contribute so much to the wealth and power of the nation. The people of California understand this, and they have done more in development of the science of irrigation than any other peo ple in the republic. Irrigation is not a new question with us, .md with the agi tation that is taking place it is destined at no distant day to become familiar to the people in those parts of the nation where it has not been employed hitherto, but is greatly needed. A FARMERS' REVOLT In the letter that we publish this morning- written by a farmer who Is evi dently both practical and hard headed, there are lucidly set forth certain abuse* and impositions which will surprise the average city man. The authorities seem to have established so many spe cial taxes for the farmer as to make his burden almost intolerable. As our cor respondent points out, dues and taxes have so accumulated that the farmer must be in a large way of buainess to peddle his produce at a profit. The cheapest stall in the city market costs $2.50 a month and this is merely for wagon space and does not include any covering or accommodations. Besides this charge there are city and county licenses of $1 per month each, and lately an additional fee of $5 per month ha? been imposed for soliciting orders for future delivery. This means in all a sum of $9.50 per month if the farmer de fires to dispose of his produce within the city limits. It moans that a farmer having an occasional load of early vege tables or deciduous fruit cannot possi bly afford to haul it to town to dispose of it himself. Tho whole system has beer, ingenious ly devised for the protection and ad vantage of the commission merchant*, the middlemen, who have to pay no charges of this sort at all. Our correspondent further calls at tention to the grievous increase In tax ation which threatens to overwhelm th; ' small farmer. His illustration, If not I exaggerated, is a serious enough exam i pie. Seven years ago 1100 pounds of green | fruit paid the taxes; today the taxes on the same property take five tons o£ : grr-en fruit to pay. With such an outlook, our city legis lators should do their utmost to lighten the load of the farmer, rathor than to im pose a burden which is proving dlspro j portionate and intolerable. Many of the truck growers in the vicinity of the city propose to make a legal test of these extortionate taxes and LOS ANGELES HERALD. MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 28, 1897 the embarrassing restrictions Imposed, and find out whether their rights as American citizens are not being Ig nored. If they do make such issue the sympathies of the majority of the peo ple will be with them. TRADE RELATIONS WITH MEXICO Every business man in Southern Cal ifornia who was not present at the meeting of the Los Angeles Merchants and Manufacturers' association Monday night should read the address delivered on that occasion by General Andrade the new consul for the republic of Mex ico, upon "Trade Relations With Mex ico." The address must have been a revelation even to those who are more or less familiar with the matter, and it should produce Immediate and substan tial results. That Los Angeles and Southern Cal ifornia can without interference with other large markets, supply the Mexican trade with many staples is made very clear by the consul, who has evidently given the subject considerable study. Petroleum, corn, hay barley, beans, po tatoes, onions, lard, bacon, hams, and the nut and fruit products of this sec tion should find a ready market ln the neighboring republic. Why should the Mexicans be obliged to send to St. Louis or Kansas City, or New Orleans or San Francisco for these things? Senor Andrade's reference to the pos ! sibilities of trade in mining machinery ! are particularly timely, not only on ac ! count of the development of the Mexi can mines, but because of the possibili ties of our own mining section. The time has not yet come when it is safe to establish great mining machinery plants in Los Angeles, but with the de velopment of our mining districts and trade with Mexico, the necessity for them will surely come. And Los An geles, favored as It is in many other respects, will act most wisely in en couraging manufactures of all kinds. Nor are all the possibilities on one side. The great variety of Mexican products for which a market might be made here will do much to increase the bulk and maintain the permanency of cur trade relations with Mexico. The business men of Southern Califor nia, having extended a cordial welcome to the new consul, should at least meet him half way in his endeavors to make the business relations of the two coun tries mutually beneficial. The committee on freight rates of the chamber of commerce will doubtless be able to do good work in connection with the proposition to increase our trade with Mexico. The water rates must be made competitive, and not prohibitory in favor of San Francisco. The short haul is naturally in our favor, and it should be made so in practice. GIVE 'EM ROOM The San Francisco correspondence o for the coming of William J. Bryan early next month. It looks as though the presence of that distinguished ora tor and champion of progressive Dem ocracy would be the occasion of a great political rally and half a dozen Fourths of July rolled into one. Everybody, al most, regardless of political affiliations, social standing, age, sex or condition, is desirous of seeing Mr. Bryan and hearing his eloquent voice. Just where and how one-half of one per cent of the people who cherish such a desire can possibly be gratified Is the problem to be solved. The Christian Endeavor people, having a long time ago secured for their national convention the Me chanics' pavilion—the largest audience room in town—for the 7th proximo, the very night on which Bryan is to speak here, the best that his- managers could do was to secure Woodward's pavilion, a structure utterly inadequate to ac commodate the uncounted thousands who will be eager to hear him and determined, if possible, to force an en trance into the building. The San Francisco committee will make a serious mistake if they attempt to make any second rate auditorium lit a Bryan crowd. In Los Angeles, which is only one-third as large as San Fran cisco, it has been found necessary to have the Bryan meeting held In the open air, so that all who come may have an opportunity to see and hear the new apostle of economic liberty. Give the Bryan folks room and they will do the rest. WHO PAYS? Senator Mills ar.d the New Tork World between them have presented a statistical comparison with reference to "the- American system of protection," so called, that forms a most impressive object lesson: The selling price of our manufactures made ar.d consumed at home in-1890 was $9,172,437,283. The selling price In an unprotected market, according to Mulhall's calcula tion, would have been $6,879,327,000. The difference on the bounty to Amer ican manufacturers was $2,293,110,283. But, the tariff, shouters tell us, the workir.gman gets the benefit of the pro tection in increased wages. Does he? In ISUO the total wages paid to all persons engaged in manufacturing was $2,283, --216,529. Thus the bounty received by the man ufacturers in 1890 amounted to more than they paid their worklngmen dur ing that year. Such was the operation of the McKin ley tariff. It is not strange that trusts have sprung up, like toadstools in, a r.ight. under the Republican system of protection. The work of the citizens' relief com mitten of San Francisco has been com pleted, and the results are interesting, in view of the similar work done here. The *urn of $34,472.21 was subscribed and the Balboa boulevard was constructed with the labor of the unemployed of the city, with the result, the Report says, that the city now has a new driveway "second in scenic beauty and con structlon to none ln the world." Of' course the editor of ths Report has never seen the Elysian park drive ln this city, which was constructed In the same manner. San Francisco did very well to raise as much money as did Los Angeles, and The Herald con gratulates the people of that city upon their good work. The following from the Ban Diego Union Is In wide contrast to the usual comment of frightened Republican or gans on the projected visit of Mr. Bryan to Southern California: The people of San Diego, regardless of party, will be glad to have Mr. Bryan pay this city a visit. Even those who are most strongly opposed to Him politi cally will extend to him a cordial wel come. Whatever political or economic heresies he may advocate, he is a bril liant man; and better still, he emerged from his famous presidential campaign with the enviable reputation of an hon orable gentleman. The bitterest opponent of Mr. Bryan cannot honestly say less regarding the personality and character of the gte*&t young commoner. President Cole of the Los Angeles Re publican Sliver club was right when he said that Mr. Bryan's acceptance of the invitation to come here was a great compliment to this city. There is no other man* in the country whose pres ence is so much sought after as Mr. Bryan's. Let the eagle scream! The Associ ated Press cablegram, commenting upon the jubilee naval review, says that it was generally admitted that the Brook lyn presented the smartest appearance of any of the foreign ships. Emperor William Is the latest foreign potentate to regard American Interven tion as a bogie man. Don't be skeered, Willie. The Republican administration is merely trying to make people thlnK it is somebody. A woman has been indicted for al leged connection with the municipal election frauds in Denver. Whether or not it be Justifiable, the incident will be used as an argument against woman suffrage. "It is to be hoped that the trouble that has come ,upon Senator Pettigrew is temporary. The senator has been tak ing a magnificent stand for the rights of the people. The East Side News shows substantial evidences of Improvement. New blood has been infused into the management. and the East Side has a worthy repre sentative of its interests. Southern California is being pestered and damaged by neither cyclones, se vere rainstorms nor earthquakes. It is the ideal residence section of the world. CALIFORNIA OPINION An Astonishing Phase It is astonishing to note how far some Americans will go to attend British na tional celebrations when their patriot ism is scarcely aroused by a Fourth of July celebration. It is somewhat hu- miliatlng to contemplate the spectacle of an American aristocrat spending a fortune in aping social customs of the nobility when we have social customs of our own and many distinguished ex- UlUiUUgillJ V, \Ji .4.,, County Herald. The Recognized Leader Senator Stephen M. White stands as the recognized leader in the United States senate against the annexation of Hawaii. If not the leader, he is the most outspoken member of that distin guished body against the ratification of the treaty that has been submitted by- President McKinley. In this matter Senator White does not pretend to speak for his party. His opposition to the treaty is the result of his own convic tions. —Downey Champion. Big Commissions Useful It is the height of folly to dispense with the services of so essential a func tionary as a horticultural commissioner, upon whose vigilance such vital inter ests depend. A bug commission is an absolute necessity in a horticultural community.—Colton News. But All May See ' Hon. W. J. Bryan will receive a rous ing welcome from the people of South ern California at Los Angeles July sth. The probabilities are that the crowd will be so great that all will not be able to hear him.—Santa Paula Sentinel. The Hawaiian Protest The protest of Japan should not be noticed—she wants to grab the islands for herself. But the rights of the Ha waiian people are entitled to considera tion, and; their protest should be heeded. —Sacramento Bee. Who Will Hold the BagP Hawaiian stocks "went a kitin' " when the treaty for annexation was submitted; to the senate. Who will "hold the bag" when they take their inevitable slump? Surely, not the annexation ring.— Oceanside Blade. Against Annexation We trust that the conservative spirit of the United States senate will defer the annexation of these remote islands. —Chino Champion. A PLAINT Aw, what's a feller a-goin' t'do When his ma gets new? When she gets so full o' fits and fads She's got no time for little tads; An' wears a sweater, roast or freeze, An' a pair o' pants that bag at th' knees; An' scorches an' rows an 'spars an' walks, An' goes t' flzzical culchure taiks— Aw, what's a feller a-goin' t'do When his ma gets new? Say! I'm in th" worst fix ever y' saw— I can't tell ma fr'm pa! They act alike an' dress th' same An' ride a wheel with a diamon' frame; Smoke cigarettes an' stay out nights To clubs an' "euchres" an' woman's rights; Spend an hour ev'ry day a-punchin' a bag; Call kids "caddies" an' a horse a "nag"— Darn! What's a feller a-goin' t'do When his ma gets new? I've been In one continual stew Since ma got new! I don't think llfeil be worth two dimes 'F I'm licked with a golf stick many more times! Ma says she "will surely puncture my tiro 'F I don't keep baby out o' th' fire," While she makes a century run er so, An' fergets all about her llghtlbread dough— Aw, what's a feller a-goin' t'do When his ma gets new? —Herbert Grlssom ln Truth, THE PUBLIC PULSE (The Herald under this heading prints -ommunlcatlont, but does not assume re sponsibility for the sentiments expressed. Correspondents are requested to cultivate orevlty as far as Is consistent with the uroper expression of their views.) An Imposition on tha Farmers To tbe Editor ot tbe Los Angeles Herald: At the request of many farming communities, I desire to state a few facts relative to the many ordinances against the Interests of the farmers, a few of which have been mentioned ln your columns before, and concerning which there has been considerable agi tation during the last few weeks. lam convinced that the majority of your readers do not understand what great impositions are being heaped upon the farmers, and I also believe that If all were brought to a thorough realization of the situation we would receive Imme diate assistance ln creating a radical change. We will consider the city market first. If centrally located and a reduction of 50 per cent were made on the rent of stalls, this would prove a great conve nience to many provided that were all we had to pay. The cheapest stall is $2.50 per month. That, however, does not include a roof, but simply means space large enough for a wagon and team, with the brilliant rays of the sum mer sun pouring upon the occupant. Space with a roof comes higher. Then there is a city license of $1 per month, a county license of $1 per month, and, to finish up ln the highest style, they have added to this a license of $5 per month for soliciting orders for fu ture delivery, making a total of $9.50 per month for the privilege of disposing of farm produce in your progressive, up to date city. Now, under those ordinances, a farm er, although he sells only $1 worth of produce each month, is liable to arrest unless he pays the fine or license of $7 per month, and if he goes to the market then 25 cents per day, or $2.50 per month, is added to the license. As most of your readers know, we have recently been before ths council with a petition, which was referred to the finance committee. They gave us a hearing and acknowledged that we had Just cause for complaint, and instructed the city attorney to draft an ordinance in accordance with the requests of the petitioners, but he declined to do so, and on a second hearing he, as well as the finance committee, decided that none of our requests could be granted, and stat ed that If we patronized the market and had any produce left which we could not sell at the market it would be necessary for us to pay the license for one month, before we could sell to dealers or any one else. Now, to a common, everyday farmer, this seems very absurd, to say the least, especially when we consider the fact that the commission man ships fruit In even from other states, peddles, takes orders, delivers and, In fact, Is free to dispose of it in any manner that he thinks Is most beneficial to himself, and he pays no license whatever. The gentlemen of the finance commit tee informed us that the market was es tablished for the exclusive convenience and benefit of the farmers, and that the rent the city pays Is so high that It could not afford to make any reduction on the price of stalls, cill 'That "when in "thV"iutu*?e'^n\sy*B?r 9 burdened with a burning desire to bene fit the farmer, and intend to lease some vacant land for that purpose, just per mit some old farmer to make the bar gain, and if he don't secure more land in a better location for less than $2500 per year, then we will cease our agitation. We informed the finance committee that the farmers were discussing the advisability of starting a new market of their own which would be practically free but they gave us to understand that they would either prohibit such a propo sition or place such restrictions on it as to make it anything but a free mar ket. And yet, oh, how hard they are working for the farmer! We wonder if they ever consider the price paid for land by the farmer, the increase in taxation, the decrease ln the price of farm produce, and we wonder if they understand that though the coun try is a goose, it Is the goose that lays the golden egg for the city, and when they kill it, as they are trying hard to do, they will all likewise perish. Now, just a word to illustrate the in crease in taxation. On a certain farm here In Eagle Rock valley the taxes seven years ago were $6 per year. Fruit green, was 2 cents per pound, so that 300 pounds paid the taxes. This year the taxes on same property amount to $50. Buyers are offering $10 per ton for green fruit, at which price it will take five tons to pay the taxes, as against the 800 pounds seven years ago. When the above mentioned license is added to this increase in taxation, and the low price of fruit is considered, rea sonable people will think we have a Just cause for complaint. We have decided to go to Jail rather than pay all the license imposed on us. and when we intimated to the finance committee that we would not pay It, they gave us to understand that their charter gave them the right to place any restrictions on us which they saw fit. We think this may be so, as long as it does not conflict with our constitu tional rights, and when they do, then we beg to differ with the learned gentlemen, and will test the same in the courts. Many of us> do not sell $7 worth of pro duce per month. So, unless we sell a horse or cow once a month we could not pay the license if we desired to do so, and the desire is not strong in many of us. We think the actual producer should be allowed to sell his produce wherever and whenever he can, for it is a difficult Job, anyhow, under the reign of King William the First, and we insist that the ordinances be not enforced until pros perity arrives at least. We believe we are entitled to a mar ket which shall be absolutely free, like that of San Francisco and other large cities, and this agitation will not cease until we secure It. E. D. GOODE. Eagle Rock, June 26th, 1897. TWENTY YEARS AGO June 28, 1877. A considerable part of Northern Cali fornia was visited by a heavy rain storm. Horn. John H. Gear was nominated for governor by the lowa Republicans. He is now one of the United States sena tors from that state. Capt. William Earnshaw of Ohio was elected commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic. A windstorm approaching cyclonic Night FcZH' — m Corner i J Deepens The gloom of a blue Monday, but our window display today is a " dream" in Night Shirts for Men. Night Shirt—Line A Soft and warm.made full and roomy.long lengths and assorted colorings at 75 Cents Night Shirt—Line B Three styles of trimmings, made full length, full backed, extra well stayed and sewed, price 50 Cents 101-103 North Spring Street 201-203-205-207-209 West First Street Consumption Cured... "Treatise on Consumption" mmt fbeb to awt addbem DR. W. HARRISON BALLARD, <0» BTOTPgON BLOCK. Corner jjWjjMj mi XtUnUtraete. Lot *-rili- proportions did much damage in Penn sylvania. The Deadwood stage was held up near Cheyenne by five masked men, who se cured more than $20,000 and wounded the driver. Mr. Gladstone announced that he was not the leader of any section or party, and that he would not be ln the future. He changed his mind later. England practically pledged her neu trality in the Russo-Turklsh war. A banquet was given to President Hayes in Boston, at which Longfellow, Emerson, Holmes, Lowell and other notables were present. George William Curtis, ln an address at the commencement exercises of Union college, paid an eloquent tribute to the administration of President Hayes. n.li'Stoiy, tepeats itself. The sheriff securing a large quantity of parapher nalia. A crisis ln the Brltishi cabinet, of which Lord Beaconsfleld was the head, seemed imminent. A party of six ascended Pike's Peak with great difficulty owing to the snow and fog. The ascent may now be made by rail. Simpson's Grudge Against Reed Jerry Simpson represents the largest congressional district ln the United States in point of population. Jerry would not mind If It was a little smaller as to territory and population both, for then he could manage it more easily. There are thirty-six counties in his dis trict, which goes by -title as "The Big Seventh," and he has to corral a plural ity of the votes represented by a popula tion of 278,208 before hecan bere-elected. He would Just revel in running for con gress In Nevada, with its population of 45,761, or Utah, with a poulatlomof 207, --905, or Arizona, with 59,620, or New Mex ico, with 153,593, or Oklahoma, with 61, --834, or Wyoming, with Its population of 60,705, or even Montana, with a popula tion of 132,159, but instead of that he has to herd a plurality of 57,000 votes Into the ballot boxes down In his district or the other fellow gets there in the campaign of '95, and one of the reasons why Jerry likes to aggravate Tom Reed so well is because the "Great White Czar" went out into Jerry's district last fall and made a speech for Chester L Long and told the vast multitude which congre gated to hear him that up to the time that Mr. Long was sent to congress the district had been represented by chaos for four years, and Jerry doesn't like to be so denominated.—Washington Post Brooklyn's Champion Runaway Boy Victor Laugnlin, otherwise known as "Brooklyn's Champion Runaway Boy," is in the hands of the police in this city again. This makes fifteen times the boy has run away from home and landed in charge of the police of this city. He has come to be known as well to the police here as the best known crook whose picture is in the rogues' gallery, al though he is only 10 years old. He is a handsome little fellow, but he has a penchant for leaving home. His mother has done all a mother can do to make the little fellow's home pleasant for him and to break him of the habit of running away. His plea Is that he wants to make hisfoTtune.—New York Evening Journal. Half-Hearted Efforts at Blockade Curiously persistent 111-luck seems to at tend the efforts of our blockading fleet to prevent the dispatch of arms to Cuba. The trips of the Dauntless and other vessels engaged ln that traffic are not quite so regular as those of the trans-Atlantic liners, but they are frequent enough for most practical purposes, and there Is no difficulty at all ln breaking through the cordon of Spanish gunboats the slow prog ress of the Cuban cause Is even more re markable than the source of all the money these expeditions must cost.—New York Times. No Musician "No," said Miss Cayenne ln respon.se to a question, "he is not musical. At all events he doesn't belong to any musical or ganization." "How do you know?" "I heard him say that music soothed him and made him teel peaceful."—Washington Evening Star. IN THE PUBLIC EYE Lan Maclaren says of tha lata Prof. Drummond: "He waa the most perfect Christian I have known or expect to ccc this side of the grave." Peter Cooper's last words were "Two hundred thousand dollars more tor who .ast year led the batting list, of English cricketers, has begun this sea eon well, having an average of 80 for the six Innings he has played, and having already beaten his own record by an Inning of 260. Gen. Pollloue de Saint-Mars, who was noted throughout the French army for the eccentric ways ln which he showed his Interest ln his men, was lndlrectyl a victim of the Paris Are. He died of con gestion of the brain soon after learning that a cousin of his had been burned to, matron," who Is appointed by the mayor to visit the leading theaters of the city and request women wearing tall hats to remove them. When a woman re fuses to comply, her name Is reported to all the managers of theaters, who re fuse to sell her any front or desirable seat in the house. In writing a history of the third re public a member of the French acade my is said to have settled on the fol lowing epithets for the presidents: Thiers le bref (the short), McMahon le preux (the brave), Grevy le galgneur (the economical), Carnot le taclturne (the silent), Casimlr-Perler le sage (tha prudent), Faure le be (the beautiful.) Some years ago, says a writer In the Book Buyer, Longfellow and his family were visiting Tennyson, and Miss Long fellow happening to pick up a volume of her father's poems, which lay conspicu ously on a table, was startled at hearing a gruff voice say, "Don't you get enough of that at home?" It waa Tennyson himself who made the brusque remark. Queen Victoria has some proficiency as a vocalist. From the prog-ram ot the royal private concerts, left by Sir Mi chael Costa, it is discovered that on one evening she sang no fewer than five times, and on one occasion sang in dueta and trios, not only with the prince con sort, but with such artists as Rublnl and Lablanche. Mendelssohn himself has borne enthusiastic testimony as to the queen's excellence as a vocalist . Nansen is said to have given great offense to the "Young Norway" party, to which he was supposed to be devoted, by going to Stockholm to lecture be fore the prince and 1 the Swedish min isters, and assuring them that he bors cordial greetings from the people of Norway. Not content with that, he ac- . tually called for the Swedish national , hymn after dinner. The result was this' piece of advice addressed to Nansen by a Norwegian Separatist paper: "Go back to the north pole, for there Is noth ing more for you to do in Norway." Still Another Sample Brick In behalf of the masses who Import pleas ure yachts the Republican senators put such vessels on the free list. This Is mod eration. The poor man will have to pay more for his clothing, but the mllllonairs gets his palatial yachts ln free. Ordinary vessels used ln trade might well be sd- - mltted free, because they contribute to e>» rlch the nation ln peace and are at ths , same time a ready means of defense In war. Yet upon such vessels are Imposed heavy customs duties. So long as only ths Industrial classes are taxed It Is all right. But as soon as it is proposed to put duties on expensive pleasure boats the Republic ans rush to the rescue.—Kansas City Times. . . Called Down "Let's seel Young Brown suicided, didn't he?" "No. He forgerled l or misdemeanored or. something like that, but he didn't sui cide." The first speaker said "Oh!" ln a dazed sort of way and devoted' the rest of the day to trying to make up his mind whether he was at the wrong end ot a Joke or not.— Chicago Evening Post. His Mistake Brown— They say old Jenkins has gone to pieces financially. Smith—lts his own fault. He had' si good thing and 1 threw it away. Brown—How? Smith—Why, he was receiver of a rail road at one time and he actually wound up its affairs.—Truth.