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Holt, superintendent of circulation of the Los Angeles Daily Herald, being first duly sworn, deposes and says: That for the five months from February 1, 1597, tc June 30, 1597 (Inclusive), the total circu lation of the said Daily Herald was 1.290,035 copies, being nn overage daily circulation of SttO*. That the week-day circulation during the sbovc time was 1,071,567, being a dolly aver age of S tOU copies. That the Sunday circulation during the shove time was 219,059, bein ; an average ft! each Sunday of 10:431. HOLT, Superintendent of Circulation. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th day of July, 189". FRANK J. COOPER, Notary Public In and for the County of Los Angeles. State of California. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11. 1SI»7. SENATOR WHITE ON HAWAIIAN ANNEXATION The August Forum contains an article by Senator Steqhen M. White on "The Proposed Annexation of Hawaii" that is especially timely, and which effectually refutes the assertions and claims of those who are seeking to bring about the ac quisition of the islands. The senator calls attention to the pol icy of this country in avoiding entang ling alliances In the past, and then says: "Cut we arc- dogmatically told that we must have the islands for protection; that our country cannot be safe without them. I deny the accuracy ot the con tention. We can make a better contest without than with Hawaii." And he shows that if we should go into the for eign acquisition business it would be necessary to spend $100,000,000 a year on our navy alone, and almost an equal sum for coast defenses. If. unhappily, we engage in foreign contention, where w ill the enemy strike? If San Francisco were attacked after annexation would our batteries at Hono uiu be effective? But it is urged that England or Japan would seize Honolulu In case of trouble. The senator points out that England has a Pacific Gibral tar at Esqulmault, on the Washington boundary, and would have no occasion to divide her forces. Japan is r.ot likely to make trouble, but if she does she is 3600 miles away from Hawaii and the United States is 2000 miles. We cannot hold the Hawaiian islands If the enemy found it desirable to pos sess them (an unlikely hypothesis) with out vast outlay and without weakening our home defenses. If we constructed impregnable forts there, we should be left alone in our grandeur without any enemy to defeat or anything particularly valuable to protect. Senator White next disposes of the as sertion that the possession of the Hawa iian islands means the control of the North Pacific. We should have to defend them. "The enthusiastic advocates of annexation forget that the North Pacific must yield to ships of war, and that a nation possessed of all the islands in the South Pacific would not, because of that possession, command the seas there or elsewhere." It is averred that we shall need the Islands when we construct the Nicara guan canal, on the ground that we can not otherwise properly- defend that work, j The suggestions already made dispose ' of this pretense. The western terminus of the canal would not be better pro tected by guns mounted at Hawaii than by those which guard the Golden Gate. We do not need Honolulu as a coaling station because we already have Pearl harbor. The effort to make our people believe that Japan proposes to seize Hawaii comes from the cute promoters of annex ation. It is said that annexation should be favored because Americans have para mount Interests in Hawaii. This argu- | ment was made %ilm reference to the Transvaal by the enterprising gentle men Who tried to run over the Krueger government. "Several powerful na tions," says Senator White, "ruled upon the monarchic plan, have seized terri tory for commercial reasons and because of sympathy with resident subjects. But we cannot justify ourselves upon any such grounds. The role of despot Is un sulted to the American," The senator goes on to show that the j policy of foreign acquisition is foi- I elgn to our rule in the past, when based • upon terms like those in the case of Ha waii, and says: "I do not discuss the question of technical authority. I con cede for the sake of argument thai the provisions of the Hawaiian constitution authorize annexation, and that our title derived therefrom would be legally good. But when we are asked to Join in the obliteration of a government It Is our duty to consider the propriety of the ces sion, and to ascertain the preferences of those whose political status Is so vitally involved. . . If the natives are at all capable of comprehending their situation they should be consulted; if they are ut terly Incompetent we should not bring them in." In conclusion the senator points out that the proposed acquisition Is not nec essary for our protection, nor important to our trade. There is no danger of for eign interference in the presence of out avowed insistence upon Hawaiian auton omy; our rights in that regard being uni versally admitted. MEXICO'S ADVANCEMENT The republic to the south of us is de veloping her resources in a very remark able manner. The Bulletin of Agricul ture, Mines and Industries, published monthly by the secretary for the encour agement of Mexico, in a recent issue states that there are 104 cotton mills in the country. In a period of six months the following increase was made in the industry: July to Jan. to Dec, June, Incr'e. 1595. 1896. Cotton cd, ki105,10,104,0;s 11.555.613 1.781.535 Pieces mnfd 3.777.244 4.561,386 784,142 Yarn, kilos 782,181 1.007.55S 324.577 Spindles 41,090 428.560 17,470 Looms 12.356 12,974 58S Stamping m'ch's 30 30 — Employes 15.20S 19,574 1,367 Sales 510.953.050 $11,528,776 $575.696 The cutting up of the large tracts in which lands have heretofore been held goes on successfully. The building of lines of railroad has been the chief fac tor in the development, and It is mostly on the Gulf coast that it is going on. Americans are leading In the enterprise. They go in and purchase a large tract, which they subdivide into small farms and put these on the market. A recent article in a St. Louis paper states that "large tracts, from 20,000 to 250,000 acres of land of greatest fertility, with an abundance of water for irrigation, can be had at about $1 an acre, Mexican money. The water can be placed upon the land at a cost of from $1 to $3, Mexi can money, per acre. Where the land is ur.clir timber, the average cost of clear ing ranges from $5 to $15 per acre, Mex ican money. There are a great many people in Mex ico looking for small tracts of good land at $15 to $25 per acre, Mexican, money. It is to be- near a railroad and' with a permanent water right. The trouble has been to get such tracts with a proper guarantee of title. At the buying and selling prices above there is a good profit. The advancement of Mexico may di vert some capital ana energy from thle country just now, but will bring the two republics closer together in trade rela tions, and we will be the gainer in the end. The temptation to American capital to go into Mexico is obvious. Every dollar of our money taken there counts for two dollars the moment it crosses the bor der. The considerable fall in the price of silver within the past few days has set the golubugs by the ears. They think they fee 111 the situation an opportunity to point a terrible object lesson to those who still have the temerity to befriend silver. Recent dispatches from the Ci*y of Mexico took a very gloomy view of the situation, even going so far as to assert that repudiation would soon stare the government in the face should the depre ciation continue. Ac usual, there are two sides to the story. The manager of the largest bank- ing establishment in the Mexican re public does not believe that the present fall in silver will affect that country. Even at tlie present rate of exchange the loss amounts to very little, he says, arci the government can easily stand it. It would have a permanent effect on for eign merchandise, but would greatly stimulate ail native-Industries and tend to attract capital. This is just the view set forth by The Heralcj last week. The railroads will fineian increase in foreign traffic that will eventually offset their loss in foreign exchange. Such views as the.se, coming from such a source, may not be put aside as worthless. Mexico is yet likely to turn the tables on her goldbug detractois. Her securities are much more valuable now than those of a number of countries that are on a single gold standard basi*. THE RICHEST MINES Talk about rich diggings if you will, but the richest gold mines ever discov ered in this or any other country are the Wall street diggings. Klondyke Is no where in comparison. For steady, every-day mining the Wall street dig gings are away above the average, and afford splendid compensation to the people working them; but some of the claims there are fabulously rich. No where in the whole history of mining has anything been found at all approaching the celebrated clean up of Morgan, Rothschild & Co. of. two years ago! Nineteen millions io one night! think of LOS ANGELES h -D: WEDNESDAY AUGUST JJ, i£"? it!! ar.d all ir. good, solid, standard gold It is enough to make one's head swim. Strikes of many thousands are or daily occurrence in that country, and just a lew millions at one pan out is not an un usual occurrence, but this great clean up, under the superlntendency of Grover Cleveland, stands alone for richness. Many of the claims in those diggings are remarkably remunerative, but the rich est of them all Is this one owned by Rothschild. Morgan & Co. It runs down into and taps a deposit of virgin, gold of the exact fineness of that In the govern ment treasury. The discovery and opening up of new gold fields seems to be the order of the day. The developments in Alaska an i the rediscovery of the old mines of Peru are but the works of yesterday, and now come the tariff diggings, the exact lo cation of which Is not yet fully defined, but is believed to be somewhere In the New England states. Judging from the reports that have already reached us, these must be Immensely productive. It Is not known why the claims there are called "trusts," unless it is that they are more reliable than others. At all events the owners of them are considered ex tremely fortunate, since the claims com mand a phenomenally high price in thi market. From the best obtainable in formation the Klondyke mines, thougli rich almost beyond estimate, are cast ir. the shade by this new mining locality. It has been remarked as rather strange that while such extensive and valuable gold mines are brought to light, no new ones whatever of silver materialize. But the latter, being of so much less value, is not sought after. It is too base a metal for this golden age. Silver is good spoon material, but its day for money is passed. A sounder money is demanded by busi ness men, that is to say, by bankers, and they ought to know best what kind of money the people ought to have. Happily, the recent wonderful suc cesses in the pursuit of gold have stimu lated still further development In the same line, and energetic prospecting in an entirely new quarter is going on. An extremely enterprising organization called the Hanna-Gage Company is at this very moment opening up, with a flattering prospect of success, the old long lost lead known as the Monetary Reform. For many months these expe rienced miners in their operations fol lowed the currency commission vein, but in vain (no witticism intended); so they were compelled to abandon it. They are now trying a shorter cut through th" treasury tunnel, and expect to reach the mother lode before the next rainy season sets in. It is confidently believed that if they are successful in Intercepting the true Assure of this long lost mine, it will prove remunerative beyond the dreams of avarice. It Is one of the tra ditions of this mine that it yields only the purest gold without the admixture of any baser metal whatever. That they may find it and overwhelm the worll with the magnitude of their discovery, let us pray. A CASE THAT WAS PARTLY SIMILAR The escapade of Mrs. Bradbury- and the reconciliation between her and her husband have received more attention from the public and the newspapers than any case of a similar kind that has re cently occurred. It brings to mind that of General Dan iel E. Sickles of more than forty years ago. For an offense similar to that com mitted by Ward, Sickles, who was then a member of congress, shot and killed Philip Barton Key of Baltimore, who at that time was United States attorney for the District of Columbia. The prom inence of the parties made the case un usually conspicuous. Key did not elope with the wife of Sickles, but seriously compromised her. Key and Sickles had been intimate friends. Mrs. Sickles was an attractive Italian woman, and had but recently married Sickles, who, though a member of congress, was quite a young man. Sickles and wife were separated for a time, but he took her back, and the act was discussed with freedom. Some con demned and others defended his course. Sickles wrote and published the reasons for the course he pursued, the chief one being that his wife was young, and if left without friends she might embark on a life of abandonment, from which reconcilliation and restoration to his home would preserve her. TOLD HIS STORY AND DIED The first book on. the northern El Do rado to reach us is entitled "Guide to the Yukon Gold Fields." It Is by V. Wil son, The Calvert Company publishers, Seattle, Wash. The book, In its 85 pages, comprehends a map and minute descriptions of the Yukon country, illus trated by numerous half-tones. A mel ancholy feature Is found in a memoir accompanying the preface, which says: Soon after the notes from which this work was compiled were handed to the publisher, the author was taken seri ously- ill, and Just at the hour the book comes from the press there comes also the sad news of the author's death. Mr. Wilson was barely thirty years of age, and he died of fever superinduced by hardships encountered in his four thousand mile journey through the Yu kon country. He left behind him t. guide book which ought to be of much value to those seeking the new go! 1 fields. However, there is little in It con cerning recent discoveries, and we Judge that the notes were taken in the summei of 1834. CALIFORNIA'S WHEAT CROP The wheat crop of the state for 1896 | was 863,334 short tons. There were ex- I ported of this 669,095 tons. The price was j not over Ihi cents per pound, or J25 per ton, on board ship. The gross returns were sixteen or seventeen million do': --| lars. | The crop was scarcely a normal one. I Vat twsotjr years the largest crop, that of 1879. was 1,707.500 tons. The smallest, that of 1893, was 653,072 tors. The aver age years ran at 900,000 to 950,000 tons. The crop of 1897 will 1 be 100,000 tons or more larger than that of last year. There was a carry-over stock on hand June Ist of this year of 100,000 tons. If the demand from Europe continues to be as active as It is r..ow the exports from this state may reach 900,000 tons. Th«i price now Is $30 per ton, and '.s likely to go to $35 or more. Should the exports reach the figure guessed at and the price average $1.75 per cental, the state will receive $31,000. --000 for her wheat crop. That Is close to twice the sum received last year. But what has the Dingley bill to do with that wave of prosperity? The Hanna campaign in Ohio will soon open actively, though quiet work has been done ever since the adjournment of the Toledo convention. Whether the brethren are as united as formerly is doubtful. Foraker has been conspicu ously silent since he forced McKinley to drop Bellamy Storer for assistant secre tary of state, and since the significantly adverse result in Cincinnati at the April municipal election, Grosvenor has taken Foraker's place in Ohio's big quartet. McKinley will have to come out of his seclusion and go to work for his boss. Hanna, if he really desires to have him win. There is a "striking" difference be tween conditions in Ohio this year and last year. A few years ago Carnegie wrote In favor of the union of all English speak ing people under the government of the British monarchy. The proposition has been changed so as to unify them under the lead of the United States. Both schemes are impracticable, unless Great Britain and her Anglo-Saxon de pendencies shall become republican or the United States shall adopt monarchy. The latter is more likely to take place than the former. Great Britain is joined to her figure-head idol, and aristocracy is not so hateful in this country as it once was. It is to be hoped that the belief ex pressed by the Phoenix correspondent of The Herald that a railroad will soor be built to the Grand Canyon of the Col orado is well founded. The line isgreat ly needed, and if the conditions are ever .such that construction, of new lines of railroad becomes a reasonable proposi tion the Grand Canyon project will be surpassed by none In attractiveness. Secretary Alger is off for a resting tour with McKinley. His labors cannot have been so arduous as to tire him out. So far as the public knows he has only ex erted himself to find out how not to ex ecute a law of congress. The country is more tired of Alger than he can be weary from his Lilliputian exertions. Before Alger is utterly worn out McKinley should reconstruct his cabinet. The first big yacht race of the sea son ta American waters was a great suc cess. Now why cannot William and Al bert Edward take a month's vacation, bring the Meteor and Britannia over here, and give us one more struggle for the America's cup. The change will do them good even If they do-not carry back the cup. If the street railway management would put a stop to the ringing of gongs at the street corners while the cars at c stopping for passengers they would con fer a real boon, upon .suffering humanity. The noise Is superfluous. The tendency in human nature is to hurry to catch a street car whether haste is necessary or not. It is feared "the poet of the Sierras" is making an effort to rival Steve Crane's cigarette descriptions, as he journeys to the Klondyke region, referring to himself just 102 times in a letter of 2000 wordfe. It may be, however, that he is merely adapting himself to the necessi ties of the "new" journalism. It will be interesting to note, next fall, how much Brown university has been helped by the action of its trustees In dispensing with the services of President Andrews. The self-respecting youth of the country will hardly care to finish their education in an institution where gag law reigns supreme. It has not occurred to the trustees of the University of Chicago to "fire" Prof. J. Laurence Laughlin, who has written and said as much on the goldbug side of the currency question as Prof. An drews has on the silver side. Perhaps it makes a difference whose ox if gored. A Nebraska county treasurer who is short in his accounts has established a new fashion by departing for the Klon dyke region. Perhaps his intentions ari good, but there is room for doubt. A public meeting is to be held at Met ropolitan Temple, San Francisco, next Saturday evening to formally inaugu rate the proposed work of the Lincoln Monument League of California. Two suicides In one day is all out of proportion for Los Angeles. The times are still out of joint with some unfor tunate mortals, surely. WHEN WE ARE ALL ASLEEP When He returns and finds all sleeping here- Some old. some young, some fair, and some not fair. Will He stoop down and whisper In each ear "Awaken?" or for pity's, sake forbear- Saying, "How shall I meet their frozen stare Of wonder .and their eyes so woebegone? How shall 1 comfort them in their despair. If they cry out 'Too late! let us sleep on?' " Perchance He will not wake us up, but when He sees us look so happy in our rest, Will murmur, "Poor dead women and dead men! Dire was their doom, and weary was their quest. Wherefore a.wake them Into life again? Let them sleep on untroubled—lt is best." KOBLHT BUCHANAN. CALIFORNIA OPINION Our Exhibit at Hamburg It would not be surprising if the re sults of California's enterprise at Ham burg were to prove highly important At no city in Europe could an exhibit of the products of the state have been ! made to greater advantage. The at tendance at the exposition has been enormous, and this state has probably received a greater amount of advertising for a small sum of money than could have beer, obtained in any other way— San Diego Union. No Hope for the Future The last legislature was by means the worst state legislature ever assem bled in California, but it made enough blunders to keep the courts busy cor recting them until after the next legisla ture is elected and convenes, and the most discouraging feature is that there is no assurance of bettering it with thj next. —Riverside Globe. American Farmers on Top j Argentine has of late years always succeeded In raising enough wheat to [supply the South American continent. The announcement, therefore, that two cargoes of grain have been ordered from the Pacific coast for Brazil show what a whip-hand our farmers have on the situ ation this ye.ar.—Oakland Tribune. Sample Republican Jealousy The way matters are shaping them selves it would not surprise us to see Senator Stephen M. White's name go down in California history as the origi nator, the strongest advocate and the final winner of the one-cent tariff rate on citrus ftuits. —Santa Monica Outlook. Seasonable Caution When you camp In the hills or moun tains, remember to put your camp fire Well out. It is a misdemeanor, punish able with a heavy fine and imprison ment, to do otherwise.—Santa Ana Blade. Prosperity Strikes the Millionaires Los Angeles millionaires are becoming reckless. One of them was caught last week with a two dollar and fifty cent diamond on his shirt front. Lazarus and Dives A colored cxhorter, enlarging on the impossibility of rich men getting into heaven, said: "Look at Latherus: When he wuz on de airth he ax Diwees for de crumbs dot fall frum his table. En what did Diwees do ter him? He call his dog. Moreover, and set him on Latherus. Latherus put up a purty good fight, but de dog licked him. Den Diwees was so mad dat he took a fit en died, en when he wake up he find himself In hell fire,en he look troo de skylight en see Latherus en Father Abraham in a huggin' match; en he call to Latherus ter turn on de water en he'll pay de bill. En what did Lath erus say? He dts lean over the banister en holler out: 'Go 'long, man, en shet yo' mouf. De water was cut off on de tenth. Milk en honey is de bes' I got. " —Atlanta Constitution. Won a Husband on a Bet Mr. J. C. Kaufman of Newport News and MtssZella M. Hendrick of Fairville, Mo., accompanied by the latter's aunt, Mrs. Susan Myers of Buchanan county, arrived in Norfolk on a visit Monday and ere they left Miss Hendrick became Mrs. Kaufman. The young couple had known each other for a long time, but up to the date of their arrival In Norfolk matri mony had not been entertained by them. While walking around the city, however, Mrs. Kaufman offered to bet Miss Hen drick that she would not become his bride. The wager was promptly accepted by the lady and a license obtained from the clerk of the courts, after which the. couple sought a minister and were quiet ly united in the holy bonds of wedlock, a few friends witnessing the ceremony. —Norfolk Landmark. A Fair Celestial The Marchioness Li, wife of Li Hung Chang, is very beautiful and learned, if compared with her countrywomen. While her age is more than 50, she looks 30 or even less. The wife of a very rich man, she spends royally, although not without keeping a detailed account of her expenditures. She lives in her mag nificent home on the banks of the Pei-Ho in great splendor, surrounded by song birds, peacocks, aquaria, pottery, gemi and botanical collections. One thousand atendants and servants answer her beck and call. In her wardrobe it is said are guarded 2000 coats, 1200 pairs of "trous erettes" and 500 fur robes made from the finest skins. Civil Service Reform a Necessity Every recent president, no matter how much of a spoilsman he may have been at the beginning of his term, has extended the application of the civil service rules to relieve himself from the importunities of the office seekers. Ev ery future president will be compelled, as a matter of self-preservation, to do likewise, and civil service reform has come to stay because it has become a stern necessity. Against such a ne cessity the spoilsmen will rage In vain.— Philadelphia Times. Real Promoters of Anarchy The Republican organ says the pro moters of anarchy are the men who call capitalists robber barons and. insist they are robbing their employes by means of the tariff. No; the promoters of anarchy are the men who do rob their customers and employes by means of a tariff. Theoa and executive par dons are the great promoters of an archy.—Louisville Posit. How the Grab Game Works The president said, a few days ago that the annexation of Hawaii and the proposed construction of the Nicaragua canal under the control Of this govern ment "had placed a value on Samoa wlilch the country could not afford to le.e." In other words, the more we grab the less we can afford to stop the business! —Philadelphia Record. What It Needed "He's haci a most remarkable career, hasn't he?" , \ "Indeed he has." "It has been pretty well ventilated too, hasn't It?" "Fairly well; but it ought to be fumi gated also."—Chicago Post. Her Costume "That little Mini Dottle Dimple, the burlesquer, puts or. lots of airs." • "Yes; that's all she has to put on !n her new part.—Chicago Poet. A Pessimist Little Willie—Pa,, what Is a pessimWt? Pa—A married man who Is afraid to stay away from home after office hours. —Cleveland Leader. Returned Th ° ciothing Corner With °— i And before all our new Clothing, Furnishings and Hats arrive f We Must 2L f/J Have more room Summer lines al! through the house are being sacrificed, and there isn't a summer garment of any kind, for man or boy, but what you can save on. The amount of your saving runs from $2 to $<>. Is It Worth a Thought? 101-103 North Spring St. 201-203-205-207-209 West First St. Consumption Cured... "Treatise on Consumption" bent free to any address DR. W. HARRISON BALLARD, 406 STIMFSOX BLOCK. Corner Spriu< aud Tuit&slisau. Los AnnlM. IN THE PUBLIC EYE Harbor Springs. Mich., Indiar.e- are smoking cigarettes with the delusion that the things "palefaces" of them. They learned the habit from re porters. During the presemt year fifteen union .generale" are already recorded in the mortuary lists: Walker, Stevenson, Smith, Ryd*r, Couch, Pleasanton, Rob inson, Solomon, Carleton, Ide, Hazard. Garner, Harrington, De Trobriand, Wentworth and Farnsworth. Charles Sprague Pearce, originally from Boston, but for twenty years- or more Identified' with the Paris group of American painters, has just been decorated' by the- Russian government with the Order of the Red' Eagle. Mr. Pearce received the red. ribbon of the Legion of Honor laet year and has been the recipient orf many medals from tbs Salon, American, English and foreign exhibitions. A. D. Bartlett, who died recently in London, acquired Snternationul fame through the fact that he was superin tf ndent of "the London, Zoological garden when the well known elenhivit Jumbo became so uncertain of temper that it was unsafe for children to go near him Iff, Bartlett sold' the brute to Barnuni for $10,000, and the storm of protests that followed almost ousted Mr. Bartlelt from the zoo. There is a brother of Leland- Stanford living In Australia who is a very rich man, and has proved himself greatly interested In the great university estab lished by hit brother, and so ably de fended and aided by his widow. He has given $300,000 for a library, one-half for a building andi the other half for books, and will In all probability leave his for tune to the university. He is a childless widower at the age of 64. Dr. Borysik, who has just passed the final examination at Warsaw unlvers- ity, qualifying him to practice as a doc tor of medicine In Russia, Is in his 7,ith year. He took part in the Polish re bellion in 1863, and: for that was- exiled to Siberia, where for thirty-three years he underwent hard labor in the silver mines. He was pardoned in 1895, and then again took up the study of mcdi cine where he had dropped it In 1563. Senator Vest recently fold this Story of the origin elf the South Carolina In dustry: "Jefferson, while minister to France, visited Italy, and 1 finding there a very superior quality of rice, filled Ihe pockets of hlsi Virginia overcoat —the .old'-fasthioned Virginia coat, with capes .to it, which our grandfathers wore— with it, and*—to use plain language- smuggled it out of the country. He car ried it to Paris, put it up in small pack ages of five and ten grains and sent it to Charleston, S. C, and that was the basis of the South Carolina rle?, the finest now in the world." ODD BITS FROM MANY STATES There ls> a musical school district flown ir. Rockport, Me. There are only twenty eight families, but they possess eleven violins, nine organs, six pianos, two ban- Jos and one guitar. A cancVdate for the postmastershlp of Waldoboro, Me., owns 625 hens and chickens, and urges as one claim for the position that a man that can manage a big flock of hens successfully is equal to any public trust, A Rhode Island man isgofhg into the wishbone buslnes.?. He will buy the magic lltle bor.es from firms that sell canned chicken and then dispose of them to feminine purchasers for deco rative and sentimental purposes. Upon the Kauffman farm. SJ Spring field township, Bucks county. Pa., l?>a rose tree of the crlmfan rambler variety, which is noted Tor Its remarkable growth anci abundance of flower*. It bears a beautiful crimsan flower, and last yeai had 5,650 blossoms anc't buds. Warning to the fanatics who use toe much bathing dress, is supplied by the fate of a negro who went in swimming In the Hillsboro river, near Tampa, Fla.. the other day In a mother hubbard gown and was drowned lv five feet of water, because the drecj entangled his feet. A tropical leather-back turtle, weigh ing 686 pounu., got astray into Ches-a peake bay a few days ago and was cap tured by some stout fishermen. It is six feet five inches long and three feet eight inches broad. The shell Is black and rather soft, like leather, and seven lon gitudinal ridges run down the baekfrem head to tail. People get up early In the morning out in Nebraska, and from this habit some enterprising social leader has evolved an Idea which has become a fad ir the neighborhood of Grand Island, where "breakfast picnics" are in vogue. The guests start out at 4 o'clock, breakfast in the woocis, and come home before the sun makes things too hot for comfort. A church society of a town up in Con necticut has a favorite form of enter tainment called a chronothanatolethron. It is a show in which personages of other limes appear in the costumes in which they are supposed to have lived. The advantage of It all Is that in then am d you get more than value for your money, even if the effort is not a success other wise. About $70,000 a year has been saved by the State of Virginia through a re form in regulating criminal expenses. One change which results in a large saving Is that which provides that crn victs sentenced to the penitentiary shall be sent for by the authorities of that in stitution, rather than escorted to It by sheriffs or police in the various counties ard cities. NEWSPAPER WAIFS "Did Slumpy make much of a success as a singer?" "No; the same old story. All his notes were protested."—Detroit Free Press. Why He Was Fined—"l understand that Wheeler was fined for ecorchlng." "Scorching nothing! He was fined for riding so slow that he impeded traffic." —Truth. Warding Off an Evil.—"Why do you laugh at his jokes? It Isn't possible you understand them, is it?" "No; but if I didn't laugh he'd try to explain them." —Brooklyn Life. Time Not Expired.—Mr. Bellefleld — "Is Andree back yet?" Mr. Bloomfleld— "Not yet. I think he must have been sent up for thirty days."—Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. Deep Affection.—"Dearest," said the summer young man, "you may not be lieve me, but I must tell you that you are the only girl I have loved this year."— Indianapolis Journal. Safe.—"May I kiss you, Miss Ten spot?" asked young Mr. Huggins. "Have you ever kissed a girl before?" asked the young lady. "Never!" asseverated the young man. "Then you may kiss me. I draw the line at young men who kiss and tell."—Life. Timely Warning.—"Don't you believe all you see In the funny papers about summer girls and their engagements just for fun," said the sad-eyed man. "Why not?" "I thought I had met that kind of a girl last summer, but she mar ried me good and tight before the year was out." —Philadelphia North Ameri can. "You have all sorts of pie, I see by a sign in the window," said the facetious customer, as he went Into a bakery and addressed one of the young women who stood behind the counter. "Yes, sir. What kind do you want?" "I will take a magpie, if you please." At this re mark another young woman snickered, but the other girl turned to her promptly and said; "Here, Bertha, you're wanted." —Harper's Bazar. NOTES OF THE DAY The city marshal of Shelton, Mo., has been arrestsd for cursing and abusing a prisoner In his charge. Klondyke is the name of a new mining town in. Cole county, near Marion, Mo. The prospects for lead and zinc are good. The publishing Of books always lan guishes In the summertime, but the pres ent season beats all records for persis tent dullness. It is noted that the women of the royal families of Europe are, on the average, much stronger mentally and physically than the men.