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THE Herald
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WILLI AH A. SPALDINU,
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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,
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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.

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