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The Herald —— i, , —, HINC MIHI SALUS The Herald Publishing Company WIIXIAn A. SPALDI.NO, President and General Manager. EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT: 221 East Fourth street. Telephone 156. BUSINESS OFFICE: Bradbury Building, 122 West Third street. Telephone 247. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION Dally, by carrier, per month I 75 Dally, by mall, one year 9 00 Dally, by mall, six months 4 50 Daily, by mail, three months 2 25 Sunday Herald, by mall, one year 2 00 Weekly Herald, by mail, one year 1 OO POSTAGE RATES ON THE HERALD 48 pages 4 cents 82 pages 2 cents 16 pages 3 cents 2S pages 2 cents U pages 2 cents 16 pages 2 cents 12 page 5....... 1 cent EASTERN HERALD A. Frank Richardson, Tribune building, New York; Chamber of Commerce build ing, Chicago. SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE: 428 Market street, opposite Palace hotel. LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD SWORN STATEMENT CIRCULATION. State of California. County of Los Ange les.—ss. L. M. Holt, superintendent of circulation of the Los Angeles Dally Herald, being first duly sworn, deposes and says: That for the five months from February 1, 1597, to June 30, 1897 (inclusive), the total circu lation of the said Daily Herald was 1,290,635 copies, being an average daily circulation of 8604. That the week-day circulation during the above time was 1,071,567, being a dally aver age of 8306 copies That the Sunday circulation during the above time was 219,059, being an average fcl each Sunday of 10:431. L. M. HOLT, Superintendent of Circulation. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 13th day of July, 1597. FRANK J. COOPER, Notary Public in and for the County of Los Angeles, State of California. FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1807. OUR BURDENS OF TAXATION We have no monarch with a numerous progeny to maintain at enormous cost, no great army, nor a very large navy, yet the expenses of government in its entirety are greater in this than in any other civilized country. Our govern ment is dual; more than that, we have national, state, municipal, county, and, In some of the states, township govern ment. We expend more in taking care of the criminal and unfortunate elements than any other people. The census of 1890 shows that we had in prison 82,000 inmates of juvenile re formatories; in almshouses 72,000 and in benevolent institutions 112,000. The criminal did not include those in the jails who had been sentenced for misde meanors, nor those awaiting trial. Ex penditures in the police department of the many hundred cities are enormous. Besides, our school system is übiquitous and the cost of our educational systems exceeds that of any other country, be cause they provide for more nearly uni versal education than in any other coun try except Germany. We have forty-five state governors and as many state legislatures with com plete government machinery beyond that of the general government. Our municipal and county governments are complete within themselves and both are costly Institutions. When all these are taken into consid eration, the tremendous expense of gov ernment becomes apparent. It is tax ation here, there and everywhere. This accumulated burden is beyond what is generally realized. It Is of the highest importance, therefore, that there should be the greatest economy on the part of officials of every grade and class, and the utmost vigilance on the part'of the people In enforcing it. If the people would have reduced taxation they must depend on their own exertions or it will not be clone. The trouble is, our people are negligent in choosing legislators who alone can secure simplicitj* of system and economy in the administration of government. The system is neediessiy expensive, to say nothing of the stealing that is known to exist. The people have been so lax In regard to public affairs (and they are those in which every man is Interested) that an ambition has been developed to hold of fice, not for the honor it confers, but for the money there Is in it. This am bition perfectly consists with the de sire so universally developed to get money, if not in the ordinary way, then in ways of questionable honesty Offi cials are quite apt to reflect the charac ter of the people who place them in power. A stream carl never rise above ' its source. A public official may rise' above the character of the voters, but it is unusual. During the hard times through whioh the country has been passing, when wages and prices of property have been low, and it has been harder than usual . to pay taxes, no attempt has been made to reduce salaries, and very little to ap preciably lessen the expenses of govern ment The last legislature of this state was reckless with regard to the public Interests, and though Clerk Duckworth lumbered up the pay rolls, the lower house refused to expel him becauee the majority of the members were parties to his offense. The question Is, when will there be reform? The answer is, not till the peo ple reform themselves. Officials will keep on doing as they have done until they are taught to. have a fear of those who bear the burdens of government. When it becomes known that the people are watchful and are certain to admin ister condign punishment to delinquents there will be less official misconduct, and if they persist In administering their vengeance, official crime and delinquency may disappear altogether. HOW TO SAVE THE SEALS Hitherto all the efforts of the United States authorities assisted, after a fash ion, by the British government, to save the seals from destruction at the hands of pelagic sealers, have been ineffectual. The greed of hunters has baffled every scheme, whether inspired by humane or commercial motives, to this end. It Is estimated, says Scribner (July, 1597), that in a comparatively brief period pelagic sealing has destroyed 1,000,000 of these animals that "with 400,000 females killed at sea perished not only their un born young but the nursing pups left without food by the death of their mothers." This was a cruel waste of the lives of these inoffensive creatures and a willful spendthrift waste of valuable commer cial material. It is the killing of the mother seals that constitutes the swift est means leading to the utter extermi nation of these animals. The pelagic hunter makes no nice dis crimination. Yv'ith him every seal Is le gitimate prey and is killed on sight. Numerous fleets of small schooners and boats and thousands of men annually engage in the sealing business. From SOOO to 10,000 men have embarked in this pursuit from Newfoundland alone. The Canadians, too, are famous seal hunters and are not troubled by "com punctious visitations of conscience" in violating treaty stipulations or proto cols when a valuable seal skin Is In sight. Then our own Yankee skippers are not a whit behind their enterprising neighbors of the farther north in the annual indiscriminate slaughter of the seals. English and Russian seamen also bear a willing and winning hand in the business, so that among this host of hunters the seal has but a narrow chance of escape. Our government has before now in voked the participation of England in in stituting preventive and protective measures in this behalf, but has had, up to date, Its labor for its pains. In point of fact the British government treated the solicitations of Uncle Sam in this matter in a spirit closely border ing on contempt. Yielding to the in fluence of an enlightened public senti ment, President Cleveland last year ap pointed President Jordan, of Leland Stanford University, to institute a prac tical as well as scientific investigation of the seal question, with a view of as certaining the exact cause of the rapid decrease in the number of seals. If Mr. Cleveland were inclined to look on life in the vein in which "Mark Twain" views it this appointment of the learned head of the Leland Stanford University to investigate a matter already patent to every wayfarer might be regarded in the light of a ponderous Joke. But President Jordan performed his work faithfully and well and in the official re port of his mission makes novel and in teresting suggestions in the interest of the persecuted seal. To safeguard the mother seals, which as we have said is the main point, Presi dent Jordan proposes branding every fe male seal so effectually as to render their skins unavailable for commercial purposes. This, he contends, not only can be done without serious inconven ience to the animal, but that he and his aids actually branded more than 350 female seals during his experiment as special commissioner last summer. The hunting season, by reason of the cli matic conditions of Behrlng sea. is lim ited to tho months of July and August, and as a means of saving also a fair contingent of the bachelor seals from the destructive hand of the pelagic seal er. President Jordan contends that it would be entirely feasible to herd up 50,000 bachelor seals in the month of July on St. Paul or St. George's Island and keep them fenced in during August, after which time the rigor 3of the Arctic ocean would drive their insatiable hunters away. He cites the fact of the allotment of a specified number of seals for food to the Indians ol the Aleutian island in proof of the feasibility of the herding scheme. What ex-Secretary Foster and Hon. Charles S. Hamlin, Mr. McKinley's newly appointed sea'! commissioners, wili do with President Jordan's sugges tions in the premises remains to be seen. Certainly the case is desperate and desperate remedies are in order. AN UNWISE MOVE The San Diego chamber o.'commerce, I in withdrawing Its support from the Los. Ar.geleo chamber of commerce ex hibit, is making a great mistake, and it to be hoped hat he former body will at once heconsider its hasty action. No special reaped Is given for the withdrawal, and it is fair to presume that economical con siderations dictated the step. It costs each county only $25 a month for from 100 to 125 feet of floor space, ar.d when more'is needed: it is given If possi ble and without extra charge. In addi tion, the Los Angeles chamber mails without chargs all circulars and pamph lets sent to it from the outside counties, LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 6, 1897 and this Hem of expense alone is no email one. In one afternoon, the day after the San Diego chamber withdrew Its support from the local display, there were by actual count twenty-five special demands for matter relating to San Diego county. Of course these demands cannot be supplied if San Diego county does not provide the material. Neither will It be pleasant to look upon the magnificent chamber of commerce display and re flect that there is nothing there from San Diego county. It is but a few months since the super visors of Riverside county concluded to economize by withdrawing from the Los Angeles chamber of commerce display, w hen such a roar of dlsaproval went up from all over Southern California, par ticularly from Riverside county, that the objectionable action of the supervis ors was quickly rescinded. Surely San Diego will reconsider, and the sooner the better. GORMAN THE GOOSE Senator Gorman is a very shrewd pol itician. He is about the last man, In thi world any one who knows him welt would think of comparing to a senseless goose. Yet at the Democratic conven tion of his state the other day he played the part of a goose, and of a wild goose at that. At the time the "Wilson tariff bill was before the senate, Mr. Gorman was the leader of those who "lay down" at the dictation of the sugar trust, and of all the other monopoly infamies. His handi work and that of his colleagues made a pretty mess of the Democratic tariff measure, and tore the party asunder from Maine to Texas. Last fall he once more went away on a wrong course, with a flock of his own kind behind him, when he bolted the Chicago platform and proceeded to help elect the author of the tariff bill of 1890 to the presidency. When the party convention met at Baltimore the other day, Mr. Gorman and his flock began to find out "where they were at." They were in the plight of a flock of wild geese flying over a wilderness of woods, with a ridiculous little pond of water to light on. Dldiyou ever see a flock of geese trying to get down on a handbreadth of water? It is a difficult and perilous task. Mr. Gor man and his birds found It so, and the result of the awkward effort is that there is hardly a whole pinion in all the flock of political geese. The platform Is the basest surrender of principles ever put before any intelli gent body of men. Shifty on every point, vacillating in every phrase, weak in each plank and most loosely put to gether, it can carry the party to nothing but defeat. There aro other political wild geese who have been in the 9ky since last fall, who, like Mr. Gorman, will try to light on the first little patch of water that comes under their eye. They will find the same difficulties and will come to the i'ame unhappy results as Senator Gor man. WAITE'S COLONIZATION SCHEME It is a curious if not an interesting fact that ex-Governor Davis H. Walte of Colorado, he of the bloody bridles, does not approve of the Debs colonization scheme. He thinks it is impracticable because It proposes to give land and transportation to those who become a part of it. The fact that Mr. Walte himself has a colonization scheme may possibly enter into his disapproval of the Debs idea. The old gentleman is going to establish a colony in Texas. Each man will be expected to take up five or ten acres; but the colonists will have to pay for the land, and after they pay for It they will own It. They will raise fruit, but they will not raise the characteristic and proverbial crop of the Lone Star state unless the old man gets elected to office. Then they may depend upon getting several varieties of Hades, whether thty want them or no. The people of Colorado got a prize package when they elected Walte gov ernor of that state. Nobody had any idea of the capacity he had for stirring up things. He began as a reformer, but he ended as a politician. Just how far this result was his own fault, and how much it was the fault of the advisers with whom he surrounded himself, it is hard to say. The orchardist is proverbially of a gen tle nature, and If tne worm of politics does not get into the ex-governor's crop of ideas again, he may make a success of his new colony, It will do no harm to wish him success. The Omaha World-Herald callß on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific rail road to extend its line from Fairbury, Neb., to Great Bend, Kan. It says that built to a connection with the Santa Fe, it would "give the people of Southern California, Mexico, Arizona, New Mex ico. Southern Colorado, Western Kansas and South Central Ne- braska, the shortest route to Omaha, Lincoln, Dcs Moines, St. Paul, Minneapolis and the lake regions. It will save them 250 to 400 miles in dis tance and twenty-four hours in time, more or less, in the- movement of freight." That sounds well, and the Rock Island folks would do well to look into the matter. The people In this part of the country need more railrdads and the connection will be as beneficial to other sections as It is to us. A correspondent of The Herald sug gests that the members of the city coun cil might each donate one-halt of (he entire amount of his salary each month, to a sinking fund that shall be used when the requisite amount has been raised to repair the paved streets. As the council is responsible for the streets being left in their present horrible con dition, the suggestion seems to be es- pecially timely. Who will be the first munlcipal statesman to come to the front with a month's salary. The Herald will gladly print the names and the amounts subscribed. ; It will be unfortunate If the city au thorities are not able to see their way clear to provide music In the parks dur ing the coming year. No better plan for giving enjoyment to the general public during the summer months has been de vised, and the omission of the concerts would be a disappointment to thousands Let us have music In the parks if It be possible to provide It. A man named Buxton leased a Con necticut farm three years ago. He has paid no rent in all that time, neither will he get out. He defies the governor and the sheriff and proposes to stay on the farm until he gets "good and ready" to leave. Now if that occurred west of the Missouri river Is would be referred to as a piece of western lawlessness. The machinery of the law ought not to be at the service of Chinese slave owners to recover unfortunate women who have escaped their clutches. It should rather seek to punish the Mongo lian macquereaus who attempt to avail themselves of Its authority. Long: Beach, after having- had a whale for an attraction, now springs a sea ser pent etory upon a defenseless public. It will be claiming the airship next. What are Santa Monica and Redondo going to do with such an excessive manifestation of enterprise? A marriage on the high seas is of doubtful legality. Young people who think it delightfully romantic to thus evade the laws of the state would do well to pause before they take the step. Their "romance" may prove to be the reverse. And now Mr. Dingley is said to be extending the glad hand of expectancy to the presidential ambition. Better wait and see how your tariff law pans out. Nelson, before you begin camping on McKinley territory. A local Klondyke party of fifteen, af ter thoroughly canvassing the situation, decided by a vote of 11 to 4 not to start until next spring. Los Angeles folks were always noted for being level headed. The police have begun raiding the Chi nese gambling dens again. It is to be hoped that they will have better luck in securing convictions than they have had as the result of previous raids. The accident insurance companies are not taking any Klondyke risks. Any well regulated digger of California gold however, will have no difficulty in ob taining this kind of protection. Klondyke bathing suits are not adver tised as yet. GOING SLOW I'd take her out to dances. She'd ask me round to tea, And often up the Riverside She'd go to drive with me. Thus through flirtation's mazes She led me qup.e a chase. And all the people in our set Agreed "Now there's a case!" And yet somehow the matter Ne'er to a climax came, (I was really loth to end it, It was such a jolly game!) So when my friends remarked to me, "Old chap, you're rather slow!" I merely pulled at my mustache And said, "Oh, I don't know!" And so I let things drift along Till—to my lasting shame— A rival older far than I (And llkewlsh richer) came. In vain I strove a brace to take. That old bond-holding cove In less than no time cut me out And married her. by Jove! The fellows guyed me fearfujly, And jeered, "This is a go! He left you at the post, old man!" • I drawled, "Oh, I don't know!" Her husband died. I lost no time In offering consolation, (She was the prettiest widow, I'm sure in all creation!) I called to see her daily, (To extend my sympathy,) She accepted my condolence And in time accepted me. And when folks said "I hear he left A million cool or so!" I dropped one eyelid, rubbed my chin, And said, "Oh, I don't know!" —Ben Thornton in Brooklyn Life. Iron Producing in the South Fifteen years ago, when observant ami far-seeing men predicted that the south would some day be the greatest iron producing region of the continent they were considered wild. The lapse of a decade has gone far toward justifying that prophecy. There are regions in the south where the conditions for the man ufacture of iron are superior to any that can be found elsewhere. These unri valed natural advantages are being de veloped on a scale that will soon push southern iron further forward and add immensely to the prosperity and. wealth of this section.—Atlanta Journal. McKinley a Drawing Attraction President McKinley has no reputation as a fisherman—possibly is no fisherman at all. But now that he is off to Lake Champlain. It will not be long before we shall be regaled with some wonderful stories of his piscatorial powers on the lake. The hotel keepers at Champlain have never before had such a godsend as a president among them, and with the assistance of a press agent, they will not allow him to go to waste. — Philadelphia Bulletin. Legislating for a Favored Few The Republicanism which is now in the ascendency creates special classes and selects individuals, and takes away from the balance of the population so that it may lavish on those chosen and. favored ones. The only remedy for this vast and rapidly growing evil is the ap plication to the political system of gen uine Democratic doctrines.—New Or leans Picayune. Willing to Share With Providence It may not be that the Republicans claim all the credit for the good crops this year, but there is no question but they believe Providence might have had a hard time had McKinley not been elected. —Peoria Herald. Grant Perhaps Felt Lonesome The resignation of Colonel Fred Grant from the New Tork police board is cheer- lng in that it demonstrates that at least one Republican knows how to let go of an office. —St. Louis Republic. ON THE STREET Locally Klondycltis seems to have safely passed the acute stage and the majority of Angelenos who have a big thirst to get rich In a Bhort time have concluded that it would be foolhardy to scorn the advice of those who know. Accordingly they have determined to re main in the land of sunshine till next spring. It is doubtful if John T. Gaftey and Walter S. Moore will attempt their journalistic venture In the Yukon until there is no danger of that river freezing for a month or two. The scheme of Chief Moore to freight one linotype ma chine and a small press over the Chll coot pass with a team of superannuated Are horses has been abandoned for the present and yet, as a San Francisco Journalist remarked the other day, "It will be a cold day when anyone gets left at Klondyke." ♦■ ♦ ♦ Are Los Angeles audiences unusually unmannerly? There was a strange exhi bition of thoughtless hoboishness at the Orpheum the other night. Lew Dock stader, the inimitable "Jollier" of his audiences, had been particularly gener ous and had nearly perspired all the black off his face by a very prolonged turn In response to the repeated ap plause. At length he concluded he had thoroughly well earned his evening's por tion of his $350 a week salary and smil ingly made a number of parting bows to his enthusiastic admirers. The curtain was rung down and then up for the next turn several times. Still the audience clamored for more of Dockstader. He came to the footlights once more and explained that an encore was impossi ble. The hoboishness now began to make itself felt. The curtain was again rung up for the next turn and a clever artist began to sing, endeavoring to drown the rude demonstration. Not a word of his 1 first verse could be heard, ancX it was only when the| more decent portion, of. the. audience manifested its disapprobation that the hobos ceased from clapping their hands and demand ing more Dockstader. Such conduct showed a remarkable lack of considera tion for the unfortunate successor of Dockstader, for the management, and even for the genial Lew himself. ♦ + -f Blackman, late secretary-treasurer of both the Los Angeles Electric company and the First Congregational church, is behind the bars and supplies another warning of the sin of being found out. It is eminently satisfactory that although we have had a plethora of scandal In Los Angeles the last few weeks, so many sinners have been brought to book. And yet there are plenty of them still on the street breaking one or another of the ten commandments. By the way, I sup pose the district attorney never heard of Johnny Kapus. + ♦ ♦ When a man, more strictly speaking, a rich man, makes up his mind not to pay taxes on certain items in his prop erty schedule it is mighty hard to make him give up. An illustration of this time-worn but never more vigorous fact was on tab recently in Denver. The as sessor had taxed the sum of $50,000 in '.told that had the previous year been i c turned to him on the schedule of one 0. J. Clarke. Mr Clarke appeared be fore the board of equalization and urged that it was unjust to tax this money in Colorado because he had, in the year's interval removed to Los Angeles on ac count of his wife's health. Just what had become of the' yellow wealth did not appear in the hearing, and the matter was taken under advisement. But here is a pointer for the Los Angeles assessor. If no tax is paid on the money in Colo rado, surely it ought to appear on the Los Angeles rolls. ♦ ♦ ♦ Two men were conversing on the front seat of an Arcade depot street car: "Let's see," said one. "what's the name of that fellow in the city council —the head push of the concern?" "You mean Nickel," said the other man. "No," that's not it. Oh, I know now, it's Silver." And the other man said, "Well, I knew it was something like Nickel, anyway." ■*■ ♦ ♦ A shoe dealer told the Bystander yes terday that the feet of the Los Angeles women were, on an average, from a size to a size and a half larger than those of their sisters in the east. I was about to launch forth In an indignant defense of the smallness of the local feminine pedal extremities when the shoe man interposed: "Oh, you need not get an gry. It is no reflection on women now adays for them to have large feet. Ath letics have done away with old ideas. As a matter of fact the slight Increase in size Is another tribute to the glorious climate of Southern California. The weather is so nice at all seasons of the year that the women here are out of doors more, and they walk a great deal more than the women of the east. The constant exercise has a tendency to slightly increase the size of the feet, just as use will increase the size of any of the human muscles. And that is all there is to it." No, 1 shan't tell you the name of the shoe man. He is a mighty nice fellow and I don't want to hurt his trade. BYSTANDER. Quickest Way to Revive Business Take hold of business, give attention to that and for a time let politics and business be separated. There is more money in business than In politics, and the people are tired of wrangling and will he thankful to have something de cided. In the end the old fight will come again for a tariff for revenue with in cidental protection, and not for a trust creating machine. The surest way to win that fight is to give the present tar iff full opportunity for demonstrating its real character. Help it to do its best Its worst will be the more quickly dis covered and amended.—Cleveland Plain Dealer. Tracing Prosperity to Its Source Mr. Hanna says that prosperity is due to the new tariff and the new tariff is due to McKinley's election. What Mc- Kinley's election was due to he does not state, but evidently he thinks it was due to Hanna Hence Hanna and prosperity are synonymous.—Springfield, Mass., Republican. Natural Selection "I don't know what's going to become of that boy of mine. He was never known to get anything right." "Make a weather prophet of him."— Detroit Free Press. , Another Clothing Thumbed Leaf Turned Over Men's Odd 'A\V#< Pant* ' * pants . %^ O %J& Woith $4 to $6. \ On Bargain Table for \ % ..$2.40.. %a 101-103 North Spring St. 201-203-205-207-209 West First St. Santa Catalina Island . . . Hotel Metropole— ?^^V^^S^^ B^ Ai grand baU - Tlhp> ¥clnminl Wlllo The laost desirable unruly hotel, which nas the merited 11 UllV JlSilcdlllll'Jl V UAJl«L"~"repiitntion of providing clean and comfortable accomo dations, a splendid table end FIRnT-CLASS SERVICE AT LOWEST PRICK 3. Large parlors and dlningrooms. Rooms and verandas fronting tho ocean Special rates to lamiliea and parties BANNING CO.. 222 South Spring St. Consumption Cured... "Treatise on Consumption" SENT FREB TO a»yapdpj« DR. W. HARRISON BALLARD, 406 BTIMPSON BLOCK, Corner Spring and Tulrd sirests. Lea Anftlaj. CALIFORNIA OPINION Not a Desert Waste It is posible that there are a few people who still cling to the old idea that San Diego has no productive back country, to speak of, and that thi9 part of the state is only a desert waste. To such persons, if there are any, the assessor's figures of 'his county's fruit industry will be a revelation, and it is probable that many residents who consider them selves familiar with the county's growth, will be surprised at the returns.—San Diago Union. Mrs. Lease and the Governership Mrs. Lease's reasons for running for governor of Kansasia of the most unique nature. She says she wants to vindi cate herself because a hated mortgage company is striving to collect the money she borrowed of it. The New Jersey man who charged Bill Nye $1 for a sandwich was much more frank. He said he need ed the money.—Riverside Enterprise. Citrus Fruit Protection In years to come the schedules of the Dingley bill may probably be changed, but the orange growers are In a strong position to hold some sort of fair pro tection. For the first time In the history of tariffs the citrus Industry has received recognition somewhat proportional to that acorded. to other Industries.—River side Press. California Specials for Germany Ca". "ornia fruit growers are carrying war into the enemy's country in fine style. A caiload of apricots consigned to Hamburg, Germany, has just left San Jose. It consisted, of 1000 boxes of twenty five pounds each.—Oakland Tribune. A Real Protective Tariff An advance of 5 per cent Is announced, by manufacturers in the price of cigar ettes. So far as the youth of the land is concerned it would be a good thing if the price went up so that no one could buy them.—Pasadena News. A Short Raisin Crop There is reason to believe that there will not be half a crop of raisins this year. In that event the product should command 4 cents in the sweat-box. Hold on to your fruit. —Fresno Expositor. Our View of the Harbor Question A Santa Rosa preacher asks, "Is there a hell?" The reverend gentleman has probably never taken a trip to San Ped.ro. —San Pedro American. Bond Issue in Prospect The Republican leaders are now ready to admit that a new issue of bonds will be unavoidable In order to carry the Mc- Kinley administration through the pres ent fiscal year, and they regard the pros pect with anything but cheerfulness. The trouble with them is that they do not place the blame where it belongs. They will not admit that the cause of tha approaching embarrassment of the administration is the fact that the Ding ley bill rivets tariff fetters upon the limbs of trade which will make a bond issue almost inevitable in order to meet the obligations of the government.—Minne- apolis Times. Success on the Dingley Plan If raising tariff duties so as to in crease the cost of living, without in the smailest degree increasing wages, is to promote the general welfare and make every bay prosperous and contented, then It cannot be denied that the Dingley bill Is a success.—Columbus, 0., Press. High Priced Money Every dollar In gold In the world, claims the Los Angeles Herald, cost two dollars. But that's nothing—we remem ber when Uncle Sam was paying three dollars apiece for every dollar in gold he .could get hold of—San Pedro American. NOTES OF THE DAY "Noxious weeds destruction boards" are to be established in the country dis tricts of New South Wales to enforce the new law compelling owners of land to root out sweet briar, Bathurst burr, star thistle, stinkwort and such other plants as the government may from time to time declare noxious. The state authorities of Massachu setts have not yet decided where the Bradford manuscript recently received from England shall be preserved, but it will probably be kept with other prized things in a steel safe to be built In the state library and exposed under glass to the public during the day. A lawsuit which involved a contested item of $800, and which has been in the courts for several years, has been settled in Binghamton, N. V., la9t Saturday, after costing the several parties to the contest over $75,000 in lawyers' fees and legal expenses, and it was closed even tually by concessions on both sides The Bulgarians do not go into ath letic sports enthusiastically, and, witb the exception of "horo," the national dance, wrestling is about the only diver sion they allow themselves. It is said that at some of the best matches the Bul garians will stand around the ring with out a sound of applause. Paris is providing excitement for sum mer visitors. A tiger was recently found roaming at liberty in the woods of Meu don, a bear in the Bois de Boulogne, a large snake crawled out of the ruins of the Cour dcs Comptes, near the chamber of deputies, and a boa constrictor has been captured on the roof of a house near the bourse. This is the year that, as turfmen have said, will see the record of harness horses reduced lo two minutes for a mile. The pacing record came within a fraction of the mark a year ago, and it Is under stood that the trainers of a number of noted horses are determined that the coveted mark shall be reached before the season ends. Henceforth the names of monarch* in Prussia may not be used without per mission as signs for cafes and restau rants in that country. This is ths text of a recent cabinet decree, which, although it has been in force only a few days, has already been applied' in Berlin. A public house which had "Kaiser Frled rich" for its sign has been obliged to change its name. Two records of 104 out of a possible 015 with the Lee-Metford rifle have al ready been made this year by Sapper Gale of the Royal Engineers and Ser geant Dalgetty of the Berwich-on-Tweed rifles. The firing was at the regulation ranges, seven shots at 200, 500 and 600 yards, in military positions. In both cases the men missed the bullseye at tho shortest distance. The highest score made with the discarded Martini-Henry rifle under the same conditions was 103. The Italian hand organ grinders In London manage to make money out of being fined. The process is as follows: The organist defies the law against play ing at certain hours, is run in, feigns Ig norance of English, and Insists on hav ing an Interpreter. The latter is invaria bly a compatriot in league with the Saffron Hill gang. His fee is 7 shillings 6 pence, and if the organ man is fined 2 shillings 3 pence—the usual sum—6 shil ligs remain to be divided between the two confederates _Money lenders in France have just received a sharp lesson. Two men and a women were charged with having lent money to the amount of £4000 to an an tiquary amed Popper on usurious terms, with the result that the borrower was fcrcedi Into fraudulent bankruptcy. The court found the charge proved, and sen tenced the two men, with fines, to six months' Imprisonment each. The wo man was sentenced, to three months' Imprisonment with the benefit of the first offenders' act and a fine.