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The Herald HTNC MIHI SALUS The Herald Publishing Company WILLI Art A. SPALDING, President and General Manager. EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT: 221 East Fourth street. Telephone 156. BUSINESS OFFICE: Bradbury Building, 222 West Third street. Telephone 247. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION Dally, by carrier, per month I 75 Daily, by mail, one year 8 00 Dally, by mail, six months 4 60 Dally, by mail, three months 2 25 Sunday Herald, by mail, one year 2 00 Weekly Herald, by mail, one year 1 00 POSTAGE RATES ON THE HERALD 88 pages 4 cenU 82 pages 2 cents 88 pages 3 cents 28 pages 2 cents 84 pages 2 cents 16 pages 2 cents 12 pages l_j ent EASTERN AGENTS FOR THE HERALD A. Frank Richardson, Tribune building, New York: Chamber of Commerce build ing, Chicago. SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE: 888 Market street, opposite Palace hotel. LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD SWORN STATEMENT CIRCULATION. Stats of California, County of Los Ange les.—ss. L. M. Holt, superintendent of circulation Of th* Los Angeles Daily Herald, being first duly sworn, deposes and says: That for the live months from February 1, 1897, to June SO, 1897 (inclusive), the total circu lation of the said Daily Herald was 1.290,635 eepiei, 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 219,069, being an average foJ each Sunday of 10;«1. jj_ HOLT, Superintendent of Circulation. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th day of July. 1897. FRANK J. COOPER, Notary Public ln and for the County of Los Angeles, State of Calif ornla. MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 180 T. THAT LITTLE BOOK Another consignment of that little 10-cent book, "Klondyke Nuggets," reached The Herald last Saturday, and we are again ready to fill orders. Tho supply may not last very long, and those who wish to secure the book should apply at The Herald counting room early. CHAIRMAN HOOKER It is with great pleasure that The Herald notes the presence of Represent ative Hooker of New Tork in this city. Mr. Hooker Is ohairman of the house committee on rivers and harbors, and is taking oreditable Interest in the San Pe dro harbor controversy. Indeed his visit to Southern California seems to have been inspired by a desire to learn to his own personal knowledge the facts and the conditions relating to the harbor question. The people of Southern California like to ace such a spirit, and they are glad to have the opportunity to testify their appreciation. There will be a reception to Mr. Hooker at the chamber of com merce this morning at 9 oclock under the auspices of the chamber and of the Free Harbor league, and a full attendance from these bodies and of all citizens who are Interested in the harbor matter is expected. Our distinguished guest will doubtless ascertain that public sentiment is practically unanimous, and that the people are fully prepared with facts and figures to present and hold their side of the case. They do not fear any verdict that may be rendered that is based on the facts and figures. Chairman Hooker will also be able, through his visit to Los Angeles and Southern California, to see for himself the urgency and the Importance of at once advertising for bids and proceeding with the construction of the harbor. He will see that Los Angeles is no country village dependent for its continued ex istence upon a government appropria tion, but that It is, on the other hand, the metropolis of a great and flourish ing section whose increasing business demands may not be denied by reason able persons. His personal visit to San Pedro will have shown him, doubtless, the wisdom and logic of locating the har bor there. The harbor question ought to be set tled, by General Alger's proceeding to ad vertise for bids and with the construction of the harbor before congress meets again, but Chairman Hooker's visit to the Pacific coast will not have been made .• in vain. It invariably does people good to visit California. A DIVORCEES' GRETNA GREEN Ariaona is taking advantage of the "cruel" California divorce laws, and is offering balm to divorcees who feel that they cannot wait a year before renewing their matrimonial ties. The following AppeaJinig and suggestive advertise ment ia extracttd from the columns of the Yuma Sentinel: JUDGE A. FRANK. DISPENSER OF Happiness. Fond hearts welded and guaranteed not to be affected by cruel California divorce laws. Call early and avoid the rush. Hours from 7a. m. to 7 a. m., Including Sundays. Yuma. A. Ti al4-eod-tf The Judge is reaping a rich harvest Just at this particular time. It Is an old saying that the devil never takes a va cation. All the clergymen In Yuma are away on their annual outings—it Is too hot for ministers and all other good peo ple at Yuma ln the summer time—and the Judge is the sole dispenser of matri mony. As described in the graphic language of the Sentinel, when the candi dates for second-hand wedded bliss ap pear, "the Judge, atone fell swoop, trans ports them to the realms of bliss and dismisses them with his blessing most thoroughly and conscientiously united, and bubbling over with gratitude, while they take the next train back, feeling that they have secured a horse on Cali fornia law." Yuma already has the reputation of being the summer outpost of Hades, and it now seems to be after the more breezy name of the Gretna Green of California divorcees. THE SILVER REPUBLICANS Are there any Silver Republican* left In California? It is the Oakland En quirer that wants' to know. It has l heard that a call has been, issued for a convention of "so-called" Silver Repub licans to be held in Los Angeles, but it questions their right to be called Re publicans. It says: Silver men who really are Republicans will not be anxious to hold a political convention, to make platforms or decide on policies at this time, when the new measures of the Republican party are on trial and every sign indicates the return of prosperity. There are a few Sliver Republicans left In California. The Silver Republican club of Los Angeles county had a mem bership of 5200 last fall ,and nobody has heard that the members have changed their political affiliations since that time. The club will remove to its ele gant new quarters on Main street about September 1, and the Enquirer is cor dially invited to step in and count a few noses. But perhaps it will be said that the membership of the club last fall is no criterion of the present condition and membership of the organization. Per haps not. That would be true with re gard to every political party. The En quirer, however, makes allusion to the state convention of Silver Republicans that is to be held in this city next month. There are 52 counties in the state. The call for the convention was issued less than a week ago, but the secretary has already heard from 35 counties that will send delegations to the convention, ar.d he expects to hear from the whole 52. Then, when the convention is held, the Enquirer may gather incontrovertible evidence that there are still a great many Silver Republicans left in California. It Is not exactly germane to the discus sion, but It Is not altogether out of place to mention the fact that the Oregon Sil ver Republicans are going to hold a state convention In October. In fact, there is life and activity all along the line of the organization. It is not for the Enquirer to say whether the Silver Republicans have the right to call them selves by that name. If they have not, then the "National Democrats" of today must find a new title. There are plenty of precedents ln the political history of our country. There were the National Republicans of John Quincy Adams' time, and the "Straight" Republican party stole its name from the Demo crats after the latter had discarded it for a better title. AN INTERESTING QUESTION The Dingley tariff law discriminates in favor of American shipping by imposing a duty ten per cent higher on Imports transported ln foreign ships than on those brought here in American bottoms. The holding by the collector of customs at Buffalo that foreign made goods brought to Vancouver in foreign ships and thence transported by the Canadian Pacific railroad to the United States should pay the discriminating duty laises an interesting question. The goods in question were produced in British Asiatic territory. It Is a question that arises under our commercial treaty with Great Britain. Article 1 of the treaty of December 22, 1815, contains the following general lan guage: "There shall be between the territo ries of the United States of America, and all the territories of His Brittanlck Majesty in Europe reciprocal liberty of commerce." The article proceeds further to state that the citizens of each country shall have the right to establish offices, ware houses and generally conduct mercan tile business in the other country on equal terms with the citizens of the re spective countries, subject only to the local laws and regulations. Article 2 provides that "no higher du ties shall be imposed on importations into the United States of any article, the growth, produce or manufacture of his Britannlck majecty's territories in Eu rope," and the same inhibition is accord ed to products of the territory of the United States imported Into British European territories. This treaty was extended in 1818 for an indefinite period and Is still in force. The language of the treaty Is very plain and cannot be construed to include the products of British territories out side of Europe. Evidently there was design in making the limitation, for the possessions or dependencies of Great Britain were then extensive ln Asia) Africa and of the islands in the seas. Up to the time of entering into that com mercial treaty it had been the policy of this country to impose discriminating duties ln favor of American shipping, LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 23, 1897 and the policy would have been of little value If the treaty had covered the pro duce of the vast and varied British countries outside of Europe. The lan guage of the treaty and the reasons for limiting its application concur In sup port of a construction that shall make the goods ln question liable to the dis criminating or higher duty. If this view shall be sustained It will have an Important Influence upon the course of Asiatic trade, and upon the transcontinental railroads of this coun try. It will force Asiatic traffic through the Pacific coast ports of this country and its transportation to American rail roads. Subsidized as It has been to an unparalleled extent, the Canadian Pacific has been a most serious com petitor of American roads In traffic from the Pacific coast to the north middle and eastern parts of the United States. If the discriminating duty is maintained the importance of the San Pedro harbor will be immensely enhanced.. WILL IT DIE OF BOSSISM? A prominent Republican of Los Angeles county remarked the other day that the Republican party would re main In power for many years if it be not bossed to death, which he said he was greatly afraid of. It has survived a de gree and continuance of bosslsm beyond parallel In the history of American poll tics. Under a long experience It has be come very tough, and may endure be yond what its fearful friend compre hends. It is a fact that the party was never so completely bossed as at the present time. It has its Hanna, Reed, Piatt, Quay, Sewell, Thurston et al., and they are backed by the great corporations and trusts. The president himself is bossed ty the gang. We never before had a president so thoroughly in leading strings, not even James Buchanan. The whole course of the executive depart ment indicates that McKinley was elect ed to be used. Well knowing the methods employed to elect him, he feels obliged, to yield to those who contributed to the campaign funds, and who did the ex traordinary work that made him vic torious. To him Hanna is a Warwick, and being a man of greater force War wick can control McKinley, and has con trolled him in connection with the other bosses. The trusts and combines can not be ignored. Hanna will not permit it. He recognizes the fact. Money has become the most potential factor in American politics. Wherever there is bossism it is safe to conclude that money is behind it. So long as the Repub lican party submits to the control of corporations, trusts and. money it will be under the thumb of political ma chines. Thus far it has never had the courage to relieve itself of machine rule. MAGAZINE POETRY For aime time past it hasbeen the habit and custom of irreverent writers on the daily newspapers to make fun of what is commonly known as "magazine poe try"—that is to say verse that has been published in some one of the magazines in vogue at the present time. Some have been so bold as to declare that maga zine poetry Is not poetry at all. On the other ha' i, the magazines themselves have been prone to Indulge In cutting remarks about newspaper English," the inference desired being that what newspaper writers do not know about good English would (ill a magazine, even including the advertis ing pages. But it is magazine poetry, not news paper English, that we are considering just now. In the August Century Mag azine which Is described'as a "midsum mer holiday number, may be found the following, which Is described as "A Wish": Only to be a bird In the primrose dark of the morning: No future—no past; Just a present, with wings For an instant cast On the green verge of things, Then to cease without warning! What are "the primrose dark" and "the green verge of things," to say nothing of a "present, with wings?" Wouldn't the poet have arrived at her destination just the same without them? And here's another: One day upon the white, brown-veined sand Sped an aerial sprite. Fell news he bore. Scarce had he passed when, lo! upon the shore Struck ln deep menace many a steel clad hand Of the wave-army. Then, 'twixt sea and land Rose the stern strife, high raging more and more, Till all the land lay sodden, wet and sore, And the sea-soldiers' plumes with fury fanned, Caught in the conflict, hissed the snaky palm; And far, tf.r out among the gleaming host Of billows rolled a ship that prayed for calm And sunny havens. As a weeping ghost She dripped and shivered till, like a sweet psalm, The sea sang, and she saw the smiling coast. This is not as bad. aa the other, but it Is bad enough. Did you ever see a wave with steel clad hands? There are none at Santa Monica or Long Beach. Perhaps the poet intended to be mythical like the sea serpent If so she has achieved a high degree of success. But why should the poetry experts of the Century Magazine select the hot and sapping days of August to Inflict such stuff upon its readers. It is enough to spoil several holidays. SENSATIONALISM REBUKED The Stockton Mail accuses the yellow journalism ot San Francisco point blank with exaggerating the recent gold finds in Trinity county, and asserts that a great deal of harm will be done to the legitimate mining interests of the state If the practice of exaggeration is kept up. It says: We speak with knowledge of the sit uation. We speak with an earnest de sire to protect an Industry vital to the state, which the greatest Journals of the state are doing their worst to injure, to degrade and to make ridiculous. We denounce these absurd lies about rich fields In Trinity county for the good of Trinity and every other mining county. They are lies and they are hurtful lies. The county of Trinity is rich ln gold. But that gold is locked up In ledges from which it will never be released un til capital takes hold of the work of development. He Is no friend to Trin ity county who helps to create a crazy rush to gold fields It has not, and so sets back for years the development of the gold mines it has. The Mail alludes to the published story that two men took out $80,000 in two days, and speaks with authority when It declares that the men, as a matter of fact, took out only $170, a difference of $79,830 from the yarn that was given to the public. The Sacramento Bee and the Fresno Republican are also taking a turn at re buking the sensationalism of the San Francisco papers. It is to be hoped that their efforts will have the desired effect. California is the greatest gold producing state in the Union. She doesr»ot have to depend upon sensationalism and ex aggeration in order to make the world understand and appreciate the extent of her resources and the possibilities of her production. Ex-Governor Crittenton of Missouri, Interviewed in Denver, said of the Wol cott bimetallic commission: "A com mission of Christians might as well be sent to the Infernal regions to secure converts as to expect any good to pro ceed from the work of the commission." A pretty strong comparison, that. You can almost hear the flapping of Ed Wolcott's wings. The fact of the sugar trust's having advanced the price of sugar 1-16 of a cent a pound, will make the people pay an Increase of $2,500,000 annually for the sugar they can consume. It makes the 700,000 tons or raw sugar that the trust imported under the old duties worth $1000,000. Who wouldn't be a sugar trust? The lord chief justice of England, hav ing had the audacity to remove his wig and gown while holding court in London, we may now look to see the Prince of Wales laying a cornerstone in his shirt sleeves. Precedent is everything in England. The political Chilkoot pass of the year is located in Ohio, and Mark Hanna is preparing to make the trip over It. The general opinion seems to be that he is carrying too much of a load to be suc cessful. Star Pointer is now king of the pacers. If the game and speedy horse wiil go after the two minute record, there is good reason to believe that he will get It. The season is comparatively young yet. Horseless cabs are now an actuality in London. They might be heic ln Los Angeles If the paved streets were not in such a dangerous and dlssraceful condi tion. A battle-axe is the emblem selected by Hon. Pat Gleason in his campaign for mayor of Greater New York. He pro poses that his opponents shall get the emblem where the chicken did. General Alger says that no intimation has reached him of a report on the har bor defenses of San Diego. If the gen eral will bend his ear to the ground he will hear a very decided report about San Pedro. The New York Journal has sr. edi torial on "The Yellow Epidemic," but not a word does it say about yellow Journalism. New York City has been suffering from a plague of fleas. So sorry. It Is one of the touches that "makes the whole world kin." Richard Croker says that Seth Low Is a very fine man. Does the latter con sider that "praise from Sir Hubert?" Mr. Hooker's Visit It Is Mr. Hooker's purpose to go to Los Angeles, and when he Is there he will no doubt take advantage of the oppor tunity to learn something of the local public opinion on the subject of the Santa Monica and San Pedro harbors. Mr. Hooker Is already familiar with the opinions of the government engineers and commissioners, but he must be aware that Secretary Alger has for the time be ing nullified the purpose of congress to improve the San Pedro site. Senator White has secured the passage through the senate of a resolution directing the secretary of war to proceed with the work, but this resolution is hung up by the speaker, and must wait until the house meets in regular session. By that time the resolution may be needless, for there are symptoms that Alger has re considered his position and has decided to call for bids. Yet the people of Los Angeles will do well to watch every point and take advantage of the visit of Mr. Hooker to put their case before him, be cause where they have to fight a man cf Huntington's resources the fight is never over until It is won.—San Fran cisco Examiner. On Its Own Hook We should not blame Los Angeles for drawing business. Let us put on a good porous plaster sort of determination to do a little drawing ourselves. —Orange County Herald. His Variety "Who Is your backer?" asked the first Thespian. "Young Chappie Cashly," answered the other, "but don't say anything about it." "Oh, he Is an angel unawares, Is he?" , —New York Evening Journal. MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE It is a wholesome practice to occa sionally see ourselves as others see us. Self-introspection is recommended by all moral philosophers as a highly useful curb to the steed of pride, which most of us are apt to ride with a very easy bit, and often without any bridle at all. Next to this inward inspection of our thoughts and feelings is a knowledge of how we appear to the Impartial eyes of others. The wisely humorous Bobby Burns tells us that such knowledge "Wad frae mony a blunder free ut And foolish notion." Extending the application, from the individual member of society to the state, the principle holds good. Criti cism of our legislation, at the hands of Intelligent foreigners, deserves attention. Take our laws affecting the relation of husband and wife, for instance, and especially touching divorce, or disso lution of that relation, everybody admits that in. all the states of the Union—with the exception perhaps of Souh Carolina, where decrees of divorce are not per mitted—those laws invite the criticism of conservative men here at home and hence do not escape the critical exam ination of educated foreigners. In the Literary Digest (August, 1897.) we find a translation from Le Figaro (Paris) of a paper contributed to that Journal by an observant Frenchman temporarily resident in the United States upon the subject of American marriages, from which we extract a few pertinent sen tences: It may be said without exaggeration that for fully one-half of the people of America marriage is bv.t a contract that is no more indissoluble than any other and that presents no obstacle to the wishes of the person who desires to break it. The first half of this sentence Is liter ally true as far as California is con cerned In this state our law regards marriage as a civil contract. He goes on to say: In most states no precaution Is taken against polygamy; no publication of banns is required, no consent of pa rents, no proof of residence. You pre sent yourself before the judge or a minister of the gospel and are mar ried out of hand, on the declaration of the parties that they are free, without any investigation of the truth of their words. The law requires residence of three or six months, sometimes a year, ln the divorce colonies (sic); but no safeguard at all is demanded when you wish to enter.the marriage state. It is likely that our French critic wrote from one of the Dakotas, where mar riage and divorce are free and easy affairs. As applied to the state of Cali fornia his statements are wholly mis leading. It is true there is no publica tion of banns required by our laws. Some of our churches, notably the Catholic church,follow that time-honored custom, which, by the way, is a wise precaution ary measure, though it is not without objectionable features. In the early stages of our growth as a state; mar riage by contract, so called, made the relation of husband and wife a loosely fitting fabric, easily woven and easily put aside. But we have changed all that, and Judge Allen's recent decision nulli fying the ultra three-marine-league nuptials of romantic girls and heroic youths wheels California into line as one of the most conservative states in the Union on the marriage part of the question, at least. Contrast the pro visions of our civil code regarding this matter with our Frenchman's statement quoted above. The person solemnizing marriage (says section 72) must first require the presentation of the marriage license; and if he has any reason to doubt the correctness of its statements of facts he must first satisfy himself of its cor rectness, and for that purpose he may administer oaths and examine the par ties and witnesses in like manner as the county clerk does before Issuing the license. Then he is required to make, sign, and indorse upon or attach to the license a certificate showing the fact, time and place of solemnization, the names and place of residence of the witnesses to the ceremony, which certificate he must, within a specified period, file for record with the county clerk. In regard to the dissolution of the mar riage tie we do not occupy as firm ground. In that particular California, in common with her sister states, is amenable to criticism. But we get along very well after all. The intelligent public senti ment of our whole people, state and national, favors a liberal construction of divorce laws rather than of a tighten ing of the marital chain. It may well be left to enlightened Judgment of a supe rior court Judge to say, from the facts, whether It is not better for the parties immediately interested, and for society at large, to divorce an unmated couple rather than force them to continue a union which defeats the object for which it was formed, and has become an insti gator of vice, that may any day ripen into crime, rather than remain the pro moter of domestic order and virtue. The Benefit of a Doubt He (eagerly)— Has the correspondence editor of the Ladies' Home Bazar an swered whether it was proper for you to allow your fiance to hold you in his lap yet, darling? She (shyly)— Why, no, Charles—but he hasn't written yet that it was im proper—Puck. Hold It Down Now that the lowest point in immigra tion in a decade is reached it is a good time to radically and thoroughly restrict It. When times are good the hordes of poorrfrom the old countries rush in here. This is an opportune time to hold the American opportunities for Americans.— Pasadena News. A Correction Clerk—You say you will take this ham mock, mis-3? She —Yes, but I want two of them. Clerk —Very well, madame.—Life. $3.00 Th ° ciothlng $300 Summer $3.00 $4.00 Suits s4 - 00 3 to 15 years, value $3.50 to $5.00 m $100 5100 $4.00 Value $5.50 10 *6.50, now $4.00 $4.00 $3.00 $3.00 You Know the Rest $4.00 Are You With Us ? $4.00 101-103 North Spring St. 201-203-205-207-209 West First St. Consumption Cured... "Treatise on Consumption" bkntfreeto mADDRMB.^ DR. W. HARRISON BALLARD, 408 BTIMPBON BLOCK. Cornor Spring .ad Tulrd meau. Loa Ani.lM. CALIFORNIA OPINION Learn the Lesson The result of the Christian Endeavor excursion to this coast is one the rail roads and people should bear in mind and learn a lesson from it that will bear good fruit in the future. It is calculated that not one in four who took advantage of the reduced rates of that excursion had any other aim in view than seeing the country, and were not even members of the society for which the low rate was given. The result was a rush of travel that kept the railroads busy for weeks during their dullest season, filling the California hotels when they are usually empty, and putting in circulation mil lions of dollars on this coast that other wise would not be here now.—San Ber nardino Sun. The Battle in Ohio Those forehanded Republican Journals which have been hustling Mr. Bryan into Mexico to learn Spanish and to beard the silver problem in its lair, so to speak, will receive with displeasure the announcement that Mr. Bryan will shortly take the stump for the Demo cratic ticket in Ohio. If we mistake not, these same Journals will have ocular and optical demonstrations that the popu larity of Mr. Bryan has not been shorn of its proportions.—Stockton Mail. Let It Come The Los Angeles Herald Is advocating the establishment of a glass factory in Los Angeles. It appears that an eastern capitalist Is looking into the matter and if proper encouragement Is offered the enterprise may be inaugurated. Let it come. Anything that will prove advan tageous to this section, in the way of manufacturing industries, we shall hail with delight.—Norwalk Call. Getting Scared Democratic papers continue to praise the work of "Silver Republicans." The Herald this morning deems it "a public duty to give due credit to all who are advancing the cause of reform through practical and sensible methods." Be ing interpreted this means that the Democracy welcomes the votes of any disgruntled faction, whether It go by the name of Populist, Silver Republican or Mugwump.—Pasadena Star. Will Favor Cremation In a generation or two after Father Prendergast has gone to the home of the blessed, the representatives of the Catholic church will probably be as much ln favor of cremation as constitut ing the preferable mode of disposing of dead bodies as many others of us are now.—Oakland Enquirer. Hedging From the fact that the Southern Pa cific officials are putting the Point Fir min end of their line in repair and re pairing the hotel that was never occu pied, It begins to look as if Mr. Hunting ton begins to think that the harbor is to be built at San Pedro, notwithstand ing his opposition.—Long Beach Break er. Hard to Discern Just what decent women are going alone to the gold fields for is hard to discern. They cannot possibly stand the privations and labors of mining work, and the prospectors' camp towns are certainly not desirable places of residence and offer but little encour agement for female labor. —Oakland Tribune. Too Much Johnson Farmers ln the San Joaquin valley are warned in a local paper there against feeding cattle on "Johnson grass," by a farmer who lost thirty-eight of his herd as a result of such feeding. Another case of too much Johnson. —San Jose Mercury. The Way to Find Out If the readers of the sensational press desire to know how unreliable the state ments made by them are, they should take the files of a real live repreßenta -1 tive of "new Journalism" and look back over them. —Sacramento Record-Union. SNAIL FARMING IN FRANCE Artificial Culture Carried on During the Tear for the Market Snail farming forms a peculiar branch of agricultural Industry in France and other countries, and the consumption of them ln France is very large. Edible snails vary grea.tly in elze; the large white ones are the real escargot, but this term is usually employed to designate all edible snails adopted to table pur poses. But in the markets, besides es cargot, there are two other varieties, known as limace and llmacon, the for mer being of medium size, and the latter quite small. Though the great majority of the edible snails produced in France are of natural growth, their artiflcal cul ture is carried on to a very considerable extent. They are- propagated from Aug ust to October in ground especially pre pared for the purpose, and fed with cab bage, clover, etc. During the winter they are sheltered ln houses composed of brick or wood, andi they are gathered and marketed from April to June. In. the Tyrol from June to the middle of August the snails are collected from every available damp place and taken to the feeding ground near the owner's dwelling. This is a bit of garden ground, free from trees and shrubs, and surrounded on all sides by running water. In this feeding ground are little heaps of mountain pine twigs, mixed loosely with wood moss, and these twigs, when dry, are replaced by fresh ones. Every day they are fed on cabbage leaves and grass, and, when cold weather sets in, the"y go under er—that is, they collect under the heaps of twigs and bury themselves and there seal themselves up for the winter. When this has been successfully accomplished, they are collected, packed in perforated boxes lined with straw and sent off to Paris and other towns. He Was Once a Race Horse The checkered career of an old-time race horse came to an end Friday as a result of an accident which befell him at Coney island. The honee was by Hlm yah, out of Rlnort, and a full brother to Native. He had done some good work on the track in his time, but eventually became blind. Then there came a change ln the animal's life. From the paddock of a race course the unfortunate horse went to do duty at tached to a laundry wagon. The horse wae being driven along when he became alarmed at the clanging of a trolley car bell, and ran away. He ran Into a barbed wire fence, and as a result of the Injuries consequent to the collision the animal had to be shot.—New Tork Evening Journal. From Her Point of View "You seem to rather avoid Mr. Good man of late," said her mother. "I admit It," she replied. "He's not at all interesting." "What's the matter with him?" per sisted her mother. "He Impresses me as being a very deserving young man." "But he's so good," she returned petulantly. "Good?" "Yes. I can't find anything to re form." —Chicago Evening Post. Terse The president of an. electric railway company complained to his superin tendent, a Hibernian named Finnegan, that his daily reports of trouble on tho line were too long—too wordy. "Cut 'em short," said the busy president. The superintendent's next report of a car off the track satisfied all hands. It was: "Offagin. "Onagin. "Awayagin. Why She Wouldn't "Why, I thought you were going to Europe?" "Well, my husband did want me to go with him, and I thought at first I would enjoy going, but later I found It was out of the question." . "Why?" "He refused absolutely to let me take my bicycle along."—Chicago Evening Post. "FINNEGIN."