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DOSTER ON SOCIALISM KANSAS CHIEF JUSTICE BE- LIEVES IT IS COMING Socialism to Sweep the World Within Twenty-five Tears—Bryan Is Warned "That was an interesting interview with Wayland. of Girard in your paper last Sunday," Chief Justice Frank Dos ter of the Kansas supreme court ob served to a reporter for the Star in To peka, Kas., last Saturday afternoon. "But he Is hasty in his judgment of Bryan. Gordon's lyiestion was so broad that 'no" was the only answer Bryan could make, since he was limited to 'yes' or 'no.' "Qorelon arbitrarily defines socialism to mean 'collective ownership of all the means of production and distribution.' Bryan was right in hie answer 'No,' for 'all' Includes a great deal. lam a social ist, but I decline to accept without modi fication Gordon's definition of the term." Saying this. Judge Doster gazed from a south window of his chambers in the third story of the capltol, and contem plated the beauty of the summer land scape, which S'tretchee in meadow and field) to the sky line. "But socialism will work itself out. We find evidences of that every day." "What is your definition of socialism. Judge?" the reporter, encouraged by his mood, asked. "But first define your self." "Well, I don't mind telling you my beliefs, so far as I have any," he re plied after a moment's thought. "There are many things concerning which I have no convictions. Upon others 1 have, and very strong ones, too. I don", believe, for instance, in hell fire, nor in human, slavery, nor high tariff, nor the gold, standard, nor in millionaires, nor the wages system, nor—well, I can't think just now what all I don't be lieve in. HIS BELIEFS "I do believe, however, in the Ten Commandments and in the Golden Rule, in the initiative and referendum, and evolution, and woman suffrage, and I'm edgirg up toward The'osophy and Chris tian science, and. am open to conviction in favor of any vagrant fad that no body will admit believing in until enough do to make it respectable. "Now, as to socialism. If I may be permitted to give my own definition of socialism, I am a socialist." With this declaration the successor of Albert H. Horton turned his colci face upon the reporter. Possibly a recollec tion of Horton, who is his antipodes in political creed, passed through his mind, for he left his chair and walked to a west window, which looks out upon the ex chief justice's handsome home on Har rison street. Standing there a moment Judge Doster continued: "It used to shock the people of Kansas to hear this declaration from my lips, for, you know, I have been an advocate of Socialism all my lift; but it seems that they have gotten over it." This was a gentle allusion to his re cent elevation by the people to the su preme bench, and there was a trace of pricis in hi 9 tone. The reporter smiled ir. sympathy, but instantly he was frozen with a look, for vanity is not one of the chief justice's weaknesses. HIS DEFINITION OF SOCIALISM Seating himself again he resumed: "You ask what my definition of Social - ism is. My definition of Socialism is not original. I saw it somewhere; don't re member just where. It read: 'Socialism Is the faith or doctrine of those who would organize society upon a more fra ternal and co-operative basis.' "I have read many definitions of So cialism, They have all passed out of my mind, but that one. It includes them all. I am that kind of Sociar>>t. Ain't you? Anything wrong with that? Wouldn't you organize society, if you coulci, upon a more fraternal basis; upon a more co operative, that is, a mutually helpful basis?" "Does- your definition of Socialism pro pose a charge of property tenure from private to collective owners-hip?" "To begin with let me say that every great principle will work out its own details of application. If it be right it will possess within itself enough expans ive and propulsive force to cover the field belonging to it. It don't have to be brought about: it brings itself about. "However, I'll tell you how It is com ing about. It is coming about through the socialization of what we call the- pub lic utilities, that is. the passing over from private to public ownership, through le gal forms and upon just terms of all those institutions and possessions which Judge Waite classified as 'clothed with 8 public interest.' "Now, don't ask me what things are clothed with a public interest. 1 can tell you some, a good many; besides the list is subject to additions as society be comes more complex, ard as mechanical Inventions increase. Don't ask me, either, how all this is to be done. I can't figure out the working details of future events. HOW IT IS TO COME ABOUT "Nevertheless, I see how it is being done. It is done every day by cities buying out waler works, gas and elec tric light works, or building them first hand themselves. It was done over In Birmingham and other English cities by the establishment of public laundries and bath houses; in Glasgow, Scotland, by the building of street railways, out of the revenues from which the city has paid during the last twenty-five years the original cost of the lines, and now defrays all her municipal expenses. It is done in some cases by the lapsing of corporate franchises and the consequent reversion of corporate property to the State. "An instance of this is the Lawrence bridge down the river here. Its charter ran out and the court held the bridge es cheated, as It were, to the public, like the property of a natural person dying without heirs. Another instance is that of a railroad in Pennsylvania, which forfeited its charter for some miscon duct and old Judge Black and the su preme court of that state held its right of way and roadbed reverted to the state. GOVERNMENT RAILROADS "Presently another instance will be tne foreclosure of the government mortgage on the Union Pacific railroad and the buying it in and operating it by the pub lic. Another instance will be the expar pion of the money order department of the postal system into savings banks foi tbe deposit and loan of funds and the consequent elimination of the business of private banMng;. and still another will be the condemnation of the railroads un der the power of eminent domain ard their conversion into public highways in fact as well a 1? in name. In short, as fast as things become of sufficient pub lic concern, either nationally or to those locally affected, they will pass into the hands and under the control of the general or local public, and some flr.e morning, if you live to a ijood old age, you will wake up and find yourself living In an almost communistic state of so ciety, having gotten there by transition* so easy ar.d natural you didn't realize their occurrence until the Job w as done. "You don't see the profit there would be in all this to you! The devil you don't! Well, neither do Joe Hudson, Grover Cleveland and other mollusks. Neither do Rockefeller, Huntington, J. PierponL Morgan and other licensed bandit? Neither would Robin Hood, Captain Kidd or Jesse James, if living. The profit to you. my dear sir, consists in keeping the oth;r fellows from making their profits off ycu. and raving them to your self. "As society is now constituted we live by making profits .iff each other; that is. taking away from each other portions of our earnings. It is supposed to be the only way we can live. Accumulation of profit ' bege:u power, confers ease and happiness and draws admiration to the taker; consequently everybody is striv ing for the most that can be gotten and every way short of downright lar ceny is considered legitimate. The bold est, most forceful and unscrupulous get the most, ar.d they use what they have as a I-.verage to obtain more. You say say that is all right; I say it is not. A score of good reasons can be given why it is not. THE "SOCIAL FUND." "I'll mention only one. and that is that these great accumulations of wealth are almost entirely drawn from the 'social fund.' as we call It. Never heard of the social fund, you say. Well, 1 suppote not. The social fund, sir, is that excess of power, that additional production, that accumulation of values, which oc cur through organized industry, through the socialization of the industrial forces. Two men working together can exert greater power, can accomplish more than they can working singly—that is to say. the result of their joint effort is greater than the aggregate of their in dividual effort's. Now, the excess of what the two working together can ac complish over their united product work ing separately, constitutes what we call the 'social fund,' or part of It. There are some other ingredients entering into it, but I'll not take time now to explain. "Young man, to whom do you think that social fund, the existence of which is only possible through the efforts of men working together and not singly— to whom do you think it in good con science belongs? I think it belongs to the men who made it. It is in large part a heritage to v:> from the past. It exists in the form of inventions and scientific discoveries, and in the advantages and opportunities and institutions of social life which co-operative effort alone has made possible. It therefore belongs to society as a whole, as much so as the natural elements of earth and air and ocean do. "However, as things now go it Is a storehouse from which the loot and plunder of the world's great fortunes have been drawn. Socialists say that, by the Eternal, this pilage of the already overrlch upon that common property of all must cease, and do you know, sir, they are the only faction or body that is numerically on the increase. SOCIALISTS INCREASING "They haven't organized as a party and may not do so; but they are to be found in all parties. This day a major ity of the voters of Kansas are distinct ly tinctured with Socialism and hold to a greater or less extent to Socialistic ideas. Even your own paper, the Star, is advocating the municipalization of such public utilities as waterworks,elec tric lights, etc. That's Socialism. Why, sir, nearly all the books and magazines published nowadays are given a Social istic flavor and have a Socialistic moral. "Give me a book list, and for every half dozen publications in. the last hall dozen years, in advocacy of the old-time political economy and the old-time com petitive order of things, I'll pick out a thousand of the opposite teaching or tendency. "You must understand that the lies told about Socialism and Socialists have about Spent their force. You have been taught to believe that Socialism and an archy were one and the same thing; whereas there are direct opposites. You thought Socialism meant tearing down the flag and breakirg up the union, con defeating property andrepudiating debts, making the other fellows divide up and running oft! with another man's wife, trying to live without work and raising hell generally. Well, it don't mean any thing of the kind. It pimply means the collective ownership of the natural mo nopolies and public utilities." "That brings us back to Bryan's re ply to Gordon again. Don't you believe that he is opposed to what you call col lective ownership?" the reporter asked. "No, sir. I don't so interpret his letter. He was asked whether he believed, in socialism' in the sense of the collective ownership of all the agencies of pro duction and distribution. He said 'no.' All the agencies of production and dis tribution take in a great deal, andl I don't know but I would answer the same as Mr. Bryan did. WILLIAM J. BRYAN WARNED "But if Bryan means to say that he oppose-d to the public ownership of the public agencies of production and dis tribution he may as well right now with draw from the race of 1900. There are more than 1.000,000 socialist votes in this country which would be cast against bim were he to make such an avowal." In conclusion Judge Doster said-: "Young man, socialism is the coming poweT. Make your peace with it, and be quick about it. It is an oncoming tide which will sweep over this and every other civilized land in the next twenty five years, and drown every party and politician that tries to impede its flow." —Kansas City Star. SNATCHED JUST IN TIME A Young Man's Plunge Through a Window Four Stories High The Northern office building was the scene early Friday morning of a mirac ulous escape from a high dive to death. Four stories above the stone sidewalk, a distance of probably seventy-five or eighty feet, 3waying and struggling on the- sharp edge of a broken pane of glass, Harry D. Smith, jr., had an experience that he will not soon forget. He gave up all hope of rescue after the moment he was dangling there between life and death, and closed his eyes for the fatal plunge, when a strong and friendly hand gripped and snatched him back to safety. It was one of those curious accidents that seem Inexplicable. Scores of per- LOS ANGELES HERALD t WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 1897 I sons passing along the street to work saw the terrible struggles of the young ; man suspended, as it were, in midair, and shuddered in momentary expectation iof seeing him dashed to destruction. Young Smith is a clerk employed In a i room directly under Senator Mason's offices. His room fronts LeSalle street, ! and has bay windows filled with big I panes of plate glass. When he came to : his daily work as usual, between 7 and S I oclock in the morning, he noticed that the shade on one of the windows has I rolled up to the top, and that the string by which it was raised and low ered was gone. He took the high stool with revolving top, which he occupies at his desk when at work. Climbing upon this he en deavored to reach the shade, but found it just a few inches too high for his fin gers. Raising himself upon his tiptoes, he gave a little- jump to catch the shade, but missed it. At the same instant the revolving top of the stool whirled around and the young man was suddenly shot through the glass, feet foremost. There was a loud crash of falling piec es, and the next moment young Smith was half way through, his thighs resting on the broken edge of the pane, his feet waving in the air and his hands clutching wildly without success at the window casing or. either side. He did not sere am or cry out. He felt his body slid ing forward, and the few seconds during which he was undergoing this thrilling experience seemed almost an age to him. He made up his mind that he was lost, and his whole life passed in review be fore his mind's eye, like a panorama, as is said to be the case when a man is drowning. "When I felt that I was going for good," he said, telling of his experience, "I made a desperate effort to look be low to see how far I was to fall and where I would strike. Just as my body was losing balance for the plunge I shut my eyes, gave up trying to catch hold of the window casing and felt two strong hands grip my arms and pull me back into the room. It all happened in a few seconds', but it seemed to me an eternity. Charles E. Hinds, connected with a lumber firm in an adjoining room, heard the crash of glass and rescued Smith in the nick of time. Hinds is an athlete six feet tall, while Smith is a young man of slight build and medium weight. The young man was taken in a cab to the office of Dr. Liston H. Montgomery, where his wounds were dressed. The broken glass had cut a gash in his right thigh five inches long and over an inch deep, and several stitches were taken in the wound. —Chicago Times-Herald. A TAMALE VENDER'S TROUBLES He Drew a Big Knife on the Wrong Man O. A. Johnson, an erstwhile colored tamale vender at the corner of First ard Main streets, is in eiurance vile with a charge of exhibiting a concealed weapon against hirr.. The trouble occurred at 9 oclock last night. E. R. Worden, a contractor, and who, by the way, is also a de-puty sheriff, drove up to a post near Johnson's establishment and hitched hi* horse while he went into a jewelry store to attend to some business. It seems that one of Worden's horses imagined that the tamale stand would be a good thing to scratch his nose against, and proceeded to indulge in that luxury. Johnson resented the use to which hi? tamale cart had been put by the pre sumptuous animal, and when Worden made his appeararce started in to abuse him. Worden "cussed" back and then the colored man drew out a twelve-inch dirk and would have probably made short work of Worden had he not come to the front at the same time with a bis six-shooter. Just at this stage a policeman hap pened along and escorted both men to the police station. Worden exhibited his deptuy's badge, which allows film to carry a gun, and wa9 allowed to go. Johnson was less fortunate and was locked up. MAY REACH $5000 Defaulter Blackman's Shortage Still Creeping Up Last Friday night Court Los Angeles No. 30, Foresters of America, held a meeting at which the books for the last quarter, which have been in charge of W. R, Blackman, acting as financial secretary, were audited. The examina tion showed that Blackman's accounts with the order had been kept perfectly straight, as it was possible to account for every cent of the money which has passed through his hands. Judge Borden and Ben Goodrich have been retained to defend Blackman. His examination will be held before Justice Young August 16th. Experts now ex amining the books of the Electric com pany state that Blackman's shortage will run as high as $5000. He has prop erty valued at about $3000. With the as sistance of his friends he hopes to raise the full amount of his shortage. If the company is reimbursed it is doubtful whether Blackman will be proeecuted. ACCIDENTALLY SHOT HIMSELF Deputy Sheriff Al Meyers Has a Close Call Deputy Sheriff Al Meyers had a nar row escape from death Monday night a. Santa Monica. He Is a member of the fire department at that place and was testing a piece of apparatus on the side walk in front of the engine-house. In stooping over his revolver dropped out of his pocket and failing upon the ce ment was discharged. The bullet plow ed through Meyer's forearm, severing an artery and Inflicting an ugly wound. Fortunately a physician was near at hand, and the flow of blood was soon stopped. The Injury will not prove seri ous. HELD FOR GRAND LARCENY A Charge of Forgery Will Also Be Placed Against Etchemendy Pierre Etchemendy, the Basque sheep herder arrested a few days ago for trying to collect $100 on a draft which he had stolen from another sheep herder named Etchgarry, with whom he had roomed during the. night, at an Aliso street lodging house, was yesterday held over by Justice Morrison for trial on a charge of grand larceny. Bail was fixed at $1000. Another charge of forgery will be placed against Etchemendy today, as he signed the other man's name to the deposit check on presenting it for pay ment. Chinaman Dies Suddenly A Chinaman named Ah Toy, who has been working for C. N. Hull on Vernon avenue, died- suddenly last night. The remains were removed to Kregelo & Bresee's undlertaking parlors and an inquest will be held today. VULCAN MAY WAKE EARTHQUAKE LIKELY TO SHAKE THE UNITED STATES New Burning Mountains in Various Msxican States—Conditions Among Our Peaks Is the United States on the verge of a great volcanic unhtaval? Recent reports from Mexico indicate an unusually active revival of volcanic phenomena. Some of the largest of the cones are in a state of eruption, and new volcanoes are forming. Outbursts in New Mexico and Arizona have been fre quently chronicled. Reports of similar occurrences have been received from Idaho and Wyoming, although they arc of a more doubtful nature. Earth quakes have been felt quite frequently of late In. various states, and if the record of little more than a score of years is taken Into account a continual succes sion of eruptions and quakings can be quoted. There seems, in fact, to be a substratum ot unrest underlying- the surface of the United States, and the feeling in scientific circles seems to be that the sudden uprising of the god of Vulcan and all the earth quakings tha; would accompany it would be no surpris ing event. New volcanoes are reported to have arisen in the states of Vera Cruz, Oax aca, and in Tehuantepec. The old vol cano of Collna, on the Pacific slope of the republic, with its point rising 12,000 feet above the sea, has been in a condi tion of almost uninterrupted activity for six years. Rumor has also associated eruptive phenomena with the giants of the Mexican plateau, Popocatapetl ar.d Orizaba, but such rumor, except in so far as It is supported by the wreaths of sulphurous vapor which from time to time curl out from the summit craters, and which have in gTeater or less degree added scenic features to the landscape, lacks proper confirmation. Yet It is by no means improbable that these same giants, now in a condition of almost peaceful repose, will again before long shake to its foundations the mrghty plateau which more than once in the his tory of the land had been rifted and torn by similar forces, as is evidenced by the hundreds or thousands' of peaks, walls and battlements which almost every where scar the surface of the country. RECENT VOLCANIC PHENOMENA To the average Inhabitant ot the United States it is probably unknown that volcanoes exist in this country. It is true that from'time to time notices have appeared in the journals that dis turbances of one kind or another and at tributed to volcanic forces had been noted in the different states and terri tories of the west, but such notices have usually been disposed of with the assur ance that they were not founded on fact. The observant traveler, however, who has made the traverse of the southwest ern United States, or of the Pacific tier of states, will have easily satisfied him self that volcanic phenomena, even if they be not representative of vitality at the present moment, have added largely, 'and In a comparatively recent period to the supercrust of the land. In New Mexico and Arizona vast lava fields, black and glistered as in the days of their eruption, roll off from mountain peaks which are yet perfect in form; the peaks themselves rise to 10,000 or 12,000 feet elevation, with all that beauty of shape which indicates a mountain re cently constructed. Elsewhere giant walls of volcanic rock traverse the country in Titanic grandeur and towering pinnacles, dismantled ex cept as to their peak, narrowed and near ly vertical sides, add further testimony to the violence of former activities, hard ly yet exhausted. In California, Shasta Butte, with an altitude of 14,442 feet, has the form of the perfect volcano. So has Mount Hood in Oregon and Baker and Tacoma or Ranter, in Washington, the last of which is generally conceded to be the most graceful and perfect mountain form in the national domain, dominating the landscape from the proud elevation of 14,444 feet. Formerly boiling with mol ten rock at the summit, it today dis charges fields of ice, glaciers of no in considerable magnitude, as the index of Its quasi-peaceful retirement. THE CHARLESTON CALAMITY The question now arises, what is the prospect or the possibilities of the near future? Science has its surprises, and it would perhaps not be safe to predicate the future. Eleven years ago, at a meet ing of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, presided over by one of the most eminent American geologists, the statement was hazarded in the presidential address that from the peculiar construction of the Atlantic border of the United States, earthquake disturbances of any note were ail but impossible In that country. During the reading of the address, while the argu ments in favor of the thesis were being warmly advanced, a cablegram was handed in to the effect that the city of Charleston had been overthrown, the result of an earthquake of remarkable intensity and extent of passage. With pleasing grace it was admitted that while the theory of the thesis may have been sound, the practice was contrary and did not support it. Protracted periods of inactivity from part of the history of the greater num ber ot the volcanic mountains of the globe, and many of the most violent ca tastrophes are such as have followed, after long intervals upon such periods. So long as the mountain maintains the dominant form of the structure which it represents, so long must its potency be considered only partially, if at all, im paired. Only after it has beer in the main dismembered or dismantled car) its energies be safely looked upon as hav ing passed. Many of the volcanic moun tains of the national domain still retain their perfect form; such are the peaks that have already been mentioned, and the geologist would in no way be sur prised if at any time the activities which built them up would reassert them selves and further convulse the region of their birth. ERUPTIONS OF THE CENTURY. Even during the last forty-five years the true spirit of volcanicity was still extant. An eruption in Plumas county, California, appears to have taken place in the early part of 1850, while, as is well known, Mount Hood has been for many years feebly active in the emis sion of vapors. Mount Baker has had periods of activity In 1854, in 1870 and again In 1880, and others of less marked degree several times between and since these periods. The occurrences of Oc tober, 1883, on the Island of Johanna, Bogoslawa, lying oft the coast of Alas ka, With a rerlng up of the new cone known as the "Hague" or "Grewingk," with the almost simultaneous eruption of Mount St. Augustine, in Cook's inlet, Alaska, in 1883, Indicate the possibilities along the range of mountain heights, which are studded with hundreds «of active, partially Inactive or fully ex hausted rents, the lineal continuation of which is carried through two continents for upward of 7000 miles. It Is not alone in the region of its pres- ent high mountains that the volcanic ; forces have been active In the United ' States. At close and distant intervals between the Atlantic and Pacific, and between the Canadian boundary and the Mexican frontier, the country gives tes ! tlmony to the rents and disruptions • which have fallen Incident to the work of | the realm of Vulcan. Over the placid i landscape of the Hudson river the tow ering wall of the Palisades Is one such fragment from volcanic history—history that was made probably not less than 5.000,000 or 10,000,000 years ago. The pil lars of the Connecticut, Mount Tom and Mount Hoiyoke are a second, and the Orange mountains of New Jersey a third. In many of the cliffs of Lake Superior the traveler reads the same epitome of history, and further west, along the east ern ramparts of the Rocky mountains, in the scattered "chimneys." such as the striking Mato Tepee of Wyoming, the same history is brought many pages nearer to us. In how far the occurrences of the past may repeat themselves In these regions is something that only the. future can determine. Yet it would occasion little surprise to the student of natural phe nomena if the events of the past were again to be the events of the future, and of a future that may well be compassed within the events of our own day. CURIOUS EUROPEAN ITEMS A note of the Bank of England, twisted into a kind of a rope, can suspend as much as 329 pounds upon each end of it and not be injured. The Vatican at Rome is the largest palace that has ever been erected. In length it is 1200 feet and in breadth 1000 feet. It contains 4422 rooms. Spain has more sunshine than any other country in Europe. The yearly average in Spain is 3000 hours; that of Italy, 2300; Germany, 1700; England, 1400. A lock of hair of Agnes Sorel, the mis tress of Charles VII of France, a tawny blonde lock, taken from her tomb at Loches, was sold in Paris recently for 140f. A Belgian gourmand of Mons has be queathed $3000 to five friends for an an nual dinner, which they must attend, dressed in mourning, entering the room With a flag to the music of an. accordion, the bill of fare- to consist of his favorite dishes and wines. Hamilton Aide corrects the Impression that Corsica is full of bandits. Murder is not uncommtu for love quarrels or the vendetta, but a traveler may go from one end of the island to another, unarm ed and unescorted, without fear of vio lence or pillage. The airship craze is said to be nearly as strong in Germany and on the conti nent as in this country. Prof. Hoffman an imperial councilor, has invented a machine constructed on the principle of a dragon with steam propeilors, which he is confident will work all right. In some of the great department stores of Paris there is in operation for the con venience of customers a moving stair case In the shape of an endless leather belt transferring them from one story to another. It is called a transporting carpet. Endless belts of canvas have been used for some time for conveying packages from one part of the store to another. In France It is not necessary to have a license to keep a dog; but, what amounts to practically the same thing, it is neces sary to pay a dog tax, which varies ac cording to the specie-s—a watchdog pay ing less than a fancy poodle, and so forth. From the returns of this tax it Is learned that there are 2,000,000 dogs in France, which brings in an annual revenue of 8,800,000 francs. In the kingdom of Poland there was formerly a law that a person convicted of slander must walk on all fours through the streets of the town accompanied by the beadle, as a sign he was disgraced. At the next public festival the delinquent had to crawl on hands and knees under the banquet table and bark like a dog. Each guest was at liberty to give him as many kicks as he chose, and he who had been slandered must at the end of the banquet throw a picked bone to the culprit, who, picking up in his mouth, would leave the room on all fours. A Vest Pocket Revolver A new departure in small firearms has been placedi on the market within the last few days. It looks diiffetent from anything of the kind- ever made before. The bulk of the revolver occupies the palm of the hand, so that for rapid ac tion and close contact with robbers it is superior to all other arms. It cannot be knocked out of the hand, the barrel alone protruding beyond the palm and fingers. It is small enough to be car ried in the vest pocket, but is as effective as any otbir revolver. It is also pretty, being' nickel-plated, with vulcanized rubber sides, handsomely finished and polishedi Some of the fancier ones—for women's use—have pearl Eddes>, hand somely ornamented. This* Is a double action, 32-caliber seven-shot revolver, with a safety spring which is moved by the pressure of the forefinger when in action. It is impossible to fire it acci dentally or drop it in such a manner that it will fire Itself. Nor can It go off' acci dentally in the hand. The cylinder, hammer and' other simple mechanism are incased so that the cylinder revolves forward toward, the barrel instead of from left to right. It is as easily drawn out of the pocket as a watch, so that the motion toward a watch pocket can not alarm any footpad or thief.—Chi cago Tribune. Run Over by a Buggy J. Fenneesy, 447 Ducommun street, was run over by a carriage containing two ladies at the corner of Aliso and Commercial streets late yesterday after noon, and was knocked down and se verely bruised. It is thought that hei sustained a fracture 1 of the thigh. Drs. Nadeau and Lasher are attending him. One Question Brings Up Another Benny Bloobumper—Papa, what's a manatee? Mr. Bloobumper—A manatee is a sea cow, Benny, "Papa?" "Well?" "Does a sea cow give salt milk?" For steam, gasoline or electric pumping plants see the Machinery and Electrical company, 851 North Main street. Wall paper, late styles, low prices, a: A. A. Bclutronf a, SM South Spring street. JAIL FIRST And Then the County Hospital a Constable Says There Is a man in the county Jail who says that he is there because he needed medical attention and knew of na.other way to get It. He gives his name as Bert Warden, and hails from Lancaster. Wardell states that, he was. taken 111 at Lancaster and applied to the constable to help him to get to the county hos pital. He was told that the only way to get there was through the Jail, and was advised to commit some offense, so that he could be arrested. Acting upon thH advice, he asked the constable for a piece of money, and was in turn arrested and convicted by the justice of the peace for vagrancy, receiving a ten-day sen tence. On arriving here Wardell found It Impossible to get Into the hospital, as he has been confined In the jail. The facts of the case came Into the possession of Sheriff Burr only yesterday morning, # <e> <§> On and after August 15th The Herald will be <§> & prepared to furnish a valuable work on I Klondyke § I The Land of I I Golden Nuggets t tliiCAnh I -n-Tilip tne new Bonanza Kin s of thß sJUSCpiI LCIUUCs Klondyke Gold Regions, gives the facts. His book reads like "The Arabian Nights," but Joseph ® Ladue knows whereof he writes. He was the first man on the spot <§> when the first gold was discovered last August, 1896. He lo- <^ Seated one rich claim and immediately purchased twelve others at a low price before their value was known. He has refused /jv 8100,000 for any one of these claims, as they are rich with virgin }C gold nuggets beyond the dreams of avarice. Joseph Ladue then f Established Dawson City # at the mouth of the Klondyke and Yukon rivers by erecting the first house in the region in September, one month after the gold y\ was first discovered. He bought 178 acres from the govern y7 ment on the city site, where his town lots, 150x50, are now selling nP for $5000 each. Q> Mr. Ladue was fortunate enough to be successful in his trad- NT ing-post investments to have on hand ample capital to carry out ® his plans, and there is no man living who is better posted on Alaska & and the great Northwest Territories than Mr. Joseph Ladue. <^ He has just returned from that country to his old home in Schuy- yj£ ler Falls, N. V., where he passed a large portion of his boyhood y-x and early manhood. Mr. Ladue left his home nearly twenty ]X X years ago to seek his fortune in the west, going first to the Black nP W Hills, where he was successful in gold mining, thence to Arizona ® and the Pacific Coast, and finally located in Alaska and the North- west, where he has covered almost the entire country since 1882. <§> <$> Mr. Ladue is a typical pioneer, strong, hardy and resolute—a man of iron, as one must needs be to go through the hardships he has y\ and come out with a constitution unbroken and unimpaired at the x[ X a £ e °' about 43. Mr. Ladue has not only worked his muscles to w gobd advantage to himself with the result of an abundance of the world's goods, far beyond the dreams of men, but he has evidently <^> all this time been closely observing the conditions of that strange <^> country—the Yukon valley—which has so suddenly become one of X^ /jC the great centers upon which human interest throughout the world X is focused. X When the wonderful stories began to come down from the yjv /\ Yukon country it was naturally concluded that it was at least V' /§[ half exaggeration. That any such amount of gold could be taken in n? so short a time from a country like that under the most unfavorable "s^ & conditions was held to be incredible. But when the great bags & <& of virgin gold began to be poured out upon mint counters in San <•$> S Francisco under the eyes of the whole world (for modern journal- ism does this, annihilating time and space) people began to won- X der, and the wonder grew d%y by day as the real facts were dis- closed, and now people who are well informed as to the facts de- 9 ® clare that half the truth has not been told of the golden treasures Sof the Yukon valley. As we have already said, there is no man today alive who ® knows more about this wonderful country than does Mr. Ladue. & What makes his talk of it specially interesting and reliable is the <§> fact that his knowledge of it is practical. It has not been gained from hearsay nor from desultory visits made now and then at cer- y-jjv /\ tain favorable seasons of the year, but from steady living there ]x[ through the long summer days and the long winter nights year in JT and year out for fifteen years, where he now owns the best mining ® claims on the Klondyke and its tributaries. In presenting his book to the public we do so knowing that *X X it is by an authority on the subject of which he writes. His first V nP work entitled . nP X X I "Klondyke Nuggets" % is a brief description of the new gold regions, and anyone desiring X* W authentic information should not fail to avail themselves of our & x X I Nominal Offer t which places the facts in the possession of our readers. /\ REMEMBER- that our offloe is tne sole distributin & P° int for this J locality, having closed exclusive arrangements with Mr. Ladue's NT X publishers. V X The cover of the work is beautifully printed in red and gold, *X the gold showing one of the author's nuggets as nearly as it is possible to reproduce it on paper. vl? f If lit is EASY | Oou pon | | I T0 SECURE For "Klondyke Nuggets" | I <*> A COPY OF Cut out this Coupon and bring it with you as $ xs* A. i evidence that you are a reader of The Herald and 5 v»> UVI nWnYKF * 10 cents in cash, and a copy of "Klondyke Nug- 5 W IVLI/nu I nu s gets," by Joseph Ladue, the Bonanza King of the 5 >®' 5 new gold regions, will be handed to you. $ 'W' .A. WllflfSCTC" 5 Cutout this Coupon and send It, together with ! /£y t» IIUUUtIO 12 cents in stamps for clerical work and mailing 5 W i expenses, and we will send a copy of "Klondyke § *v PUT flllT TUP 5 Nuggets 'to your artdresß. Write very clearly and i UU I UUI int s give your name and address in full. 5 5 Remember, you should not delay, as you will $ /£y PnilPrtKl 5 be unable lo secure this valuable work on the 5 <Mv vSS> uUUrUII gold region in any other way. Address 5 | AND FOLLOW The Herald, j i INSTRUCTIONS | 222 WeBt Thlrd st - L- 09 Angeles i <|> and he at once sent word to the hospital to have the man cared for. The case is an unusual one. Postoffice Changes A general order was received at the postofflce yesterday from the depart ment at Washington, stating that Alex ander Grant has been promoted from chief clerk of the railway mail service to the position of assistant general sup erintendent of the railway mail service. Verona has had its base of, mall supplies changed from Nicolaus to Vernon sta tion. Three new postmasters have been appointed for California. David Mc- Keon at Artesla, Nelson Sit ppy at Chino and Frank S. Bagley at Malaga. Henry Redd, a 14-year-old boy, was .struck by a fallng brick yesterday morning at the new building in process of erection at the corner of Second and Broadway, and was brought to the re ceiving hospital where Dr. Hagadorn sewed up an ugly scalp wound.