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The Herald W HTNC MTHI SALUS The Herald Publishing Company WILLIAn A. SPALDING, President and Genera! Manager. EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT: 221. East Fourth street. Telephone 156. BUSINESS OFB'ICE: Bradbury Building, 222 West Third street. Telephone 247. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION Dally, by carrier, per month $ 75 Daily, by mall, one year 9 00 Daily, by mall, six months 4 50 Daily, 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 48 pages 4cents 82 pages 2 cents IS pages 3 cents 2$ pages 2 cents 24 pages 2 cents 1G pages 2 cents 12 pages ..1 cent EASTERN AGENTS FOR THE HERALD A. Frank Richardson, Tribune building, New York: Chamber of Commerce build ing. Chicago. SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE: 628 Market street, opposite Palace hotel. LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD SWORN STATEMENT CIRCULATION. State of California, County of Los Ange les.—ss. L. M. Holt, superintendent of circulation of the Los Angeles Daily Herald, being first duly sworn, deposes and says: That for the five months from February 1. 1897, tc June 30, 1897 (inclusive), the total circu lation of the said Dally Herald was 1,290,635 copies, being an average daily circulation Of 8604. That the week-day circulation during the above time was 1,071,667, being a dally aver, age of 830 A copies That the Sunday circulation during the above time was 219,059, being an average fcl each Sunday of 10;431. L. M. HOLT, Superintendent of Circulation, (subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th da / of July, 1897. FRANK J. COOPER. Notary Public In and for the County of Los Angeles. State of California. SATURDAY, SEI'TEIMUKK 4, ISO 7. A PATHFINDER The Herald offers under its coupon system today Millroy's Pathfinder to Alaska and the Klondike gold fields. It is a finely engraved pocket map on a scale large enough to show all the principal geographical features of the new El Dorado. It clearly outlines the various routes to the Klondike dig gings that have been opened and traveled up to date. It shows the principal towns, camps, forts and sta tions. Subscribers to The Herald can obtain this map by clipping coupons from the advertisement and sending to our businsss office accompanied by fifteen cents. If out of town send two cents extra to cover cost of mailing. SOMETHING IS LACKING While this city seems to be fairly well equipped with the- machinery of justice, there is an almost fatal lack of the power necesasry lo set it ir. motion. Especially is this the case with reference to offenses where it is essential to make complaint, or file Information, in orfi.er to secure action on the part of the officers of the law. The Herald has had occarion to call at tention to this very peculiar phase in the operations of justice, as illustrated in the ease of the recent forgeries against the Pacific Coast Steamship company. The officers of the company distinctly declared that certain claims presented against them were forgeries. Enough of the facts In the case were known to afford a basis for proceeding to punish, or at least to attempt to punish, a noto rious violation of the law. Yet, for rea sons that are generally understood, noth ing has been done in the way of prose cution. This is not an isolated case. They are happening almost every day. The dis trict attorney's office- is supposed, to look after such matters, but the rule there br that complaint m«]gt be made and. infor mation filed before a caye is prosecuted. The district attorney may as an individ ual know that an offe-r.se has been com mitted, but as an official he might take no cognizance of it. There may be ex ceptions ln flagrant cases, but that is the rule, as outlined. There is something lacking. When a crime is committed the law and its offi cials ought to take cognizance of the offense and seek to punish the criminal. They do this in some instances. If a burglary is committed, Justice does not wait for the man who has been robbed to make complaint. If it knows the criminal, or has reason to believe that it knows him, it sets its machinery in mo tion. If the man who Is robbed should say, "I don't care anything about It, the loss is immaterial, let the man go," the law does not comply with the request, if It has anything at all to go on. The offense is not against the individual alone; it is against the community, against the statutes, against the public good. If a burglary is so treated, if a murder sets the machinery in motion, why should not other offenses of a grave na ture have fhe same treatment? Is not forgery a crime? Is it for the individual pecuniarily interested to say whether or not crime shall be punished? And must the officers of the law wait on the caprice or Interested policy of the individual? Every time anything of the kind takes place the moral standard of the commu nity is lowered, virtue is degraded and a premium is piacecJ upon crime. We can not afford to let such a condition of things continue. It is high time we had a grand Jury called—a body which can take up the investigation of crime without waiting on the snail-like motions of the district attorney's office. THE CLOSING CHAPTER The Herald remarked a few days ago that the Bradbury-Ward incident might be considered closed. It was mistaken. There was another chapter. The news comes that W. Russell Ward, while speeding across the western plains Thursday night thtew himself from the window of the sleeper In which he was traveling, being hurled to instant death. I The details of the tragedy have not | been cleared up at this writing, but it '. is probable that Ward, in a fit of re morse, or in a state of dementia caused by excessive drinking, committed sui cide. Perhaps we shall never know the exact facts. Nor does it make any par ticular difference, in considering the io j evitable lesson to be drawn from the ig j noble tragedy that has ended a maiodor ; ous scandal. | "The wages of sin is death." Never j were the words of Holy Writ, the stern I warning of a retributive punishment, more vividly illustrated than in the case of the man Ward, whose whole life is an object lesson. It is not necessary to repeat the details of Ward's career. His was a useless life. A strong, well educated, able-bodied man in the prime of life, he had, so far as is known, nevjr earned a dollar in his life. He had a rep utation as a polo player, as a club loaf er, as a consumer of cocktails, and that was all. And he most prided himself that he was a "gentleman." This "gentleman" eloped with another man's wife. In his case the man suffered the penalty more than did the woman. The woman was forgiven by her hus band; the man became a social leper, abhorred of all respectable people and shunned by his former associates. Even the "barroom crowd" would have noth ing to do with him; and when a man gets as low as that what is there left for him to do? Ward escaped punishment at the hards of the law, but his Nemesis did r.ot discharge him when the courts let him go. It Is probable that his punish ment was greater than he could bear, whether he jumped to his death to es cape the pangs of remorse, or wheth er his deed was the act of delirium caused by excessive drinking makes lit tle difference. There could have beea but one primary cause. Few will mourn the wretched man's departure. The general verdict will be that his death was a boon to humanity and good morals, but it is not neccessary to discuss that phase of the question. The lesson is in Ward's whole career and the tragical ending of a misspent life How different it would have been had Ward set out to make himself useful lc the world in some calling however hum ble. A CRYING SCANDAL The farce of trying the cases against the Chinese lottery dealers has grown Into a crying scandal. It has come to such a pass that the defendant in one of these cases, acquitted, by a jury whose verdict Is justly regarded with suspicion, invites that jury, immediately the case is concluded, to a near-by saloon, where the "twelve men good and true" —heaven save the mark—celebrate the happy end- ing of the case, at the defendant's ex pense. What were the character and the standing of the men composing such a jury? It is explained by the officer who served the venire that he was ordered to make the return ln an hour or so, and that consequently he had to press into service available men without regard to their occupation or standing. The officer admitted that he did not go into the busi ness district in his quest for jurymen. Why was the officer ordered to make his return in an hour or so? Why was r.ot time and opportunity afforded to secure a jury that might at least decide the case before them honestly, and which would not disgrace justice by celebrating their verdict in a saloon with the representa tive of the defense in a criminal case? It is'high time that public sentiment | should be fully aroused against the farces, the scandals, the sins of omission and commission that render the admin istration of the law a failure- in so many instances. It need not be thought that it matters little because it is "only a Chi nese lottery case." The injury goes a great deal deeper and further. It de ; grades and nullifies the moral sense of j the community and lessens respect for the law, besides encouraging the com- I mission of crime. There must be an j awakening- on the part of law-abiding, I loyal citizens against this great evil. "SHOOTING" THE WELLS The proprietors of the oil wells within the city cf Los Angeles, having perpe trated about -every otner known indig nity upon the residents ar.d property owners, have now resorted to the prac tice of "shooting" their wells. That is to say, when the flow of oil has run down to such an extent that It is no longer profitable to pump a well they lower a dynamite cartridge Into the hole and. explode it. These expios-ions can be heard nightly in the oil district. The fact that an ordinance of the city council prohibits that sort of thing on account of the danger of Are makes no difference to these precious seekers after oleagi LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 4, 1897 nous wealth. They follow their practice of grabbing for a dollar or so in sight and, the devil take everybody else's rights. And, by the way, what has be come of that ordinance which required the oil men to put their storage tanks under ground? They have practically ignored) It. Now if it comes to a question of run ning rree-handed, without the observ ance of law— jeopardizing the lives and property of citizens—and creating a nuisance generally—we wonder if that is not a game that both Bide* Can play at as well as one. The oil men will do well to take warning while there is yet time, lest an Indignant public take the enforce ment of city ordinances into their own hands. LOSING HIS NERVE That eminent wiseacre, Dr. Chauncey SI. Depew. who preached prosperity all through the hard times, Is already frightened at the approaching wave. In an interview, printed in the New Tork Times, he said: The pace has been set so suddenly, and is increasing so fast, that it will require all the conservative forces of the coun try to prevent In two years from now a general wreck. In other words, our dangers are not only overtrading, but the iaunchingof innumerableenterprises in which hope will be more powerful than judgment. Dr. Depew need not worry over the present outlook it will be a long time before the country is back where it was six years'ago, and it will take many en terprises to make good the stilled wheels of industry that were running merrily seven years ago. It is possible that there might be a relapse just as a too confi dent convalescent might overtax his strength. Yet if the country cannot withstand a very little spurt like the one it is now experiencing, our single gold standard and high tariff friends will have to revise their grandiloquent asser tions so confidently and so freely made. Is it possible that the optimistic, irre pressible, Vanderbilllon Chauncey Mitchell Depew, favored of the gods and the pet of fickle fortune, is losing his nerve? Perish the thought. A GREAT COMBINATION Mrs. Charlotte Smith, who wants all the bachelors of marriageable age to be compelled to marry in order to reduce the surplus of old maids, ought to go Into partnership with the "prominent busi ness man out west who has a plan" to force young men to save and provide for thos* dependent upon them. The plan is outlined as follows: A young man applies for a marriage license and Is charged $251.50. the $250 being the first premium on a life in surance policy ln some good company, and the $1.50 being the usual license fee. The policy thus procured would be made in favor of the expectant wife, with the provision that she be paid an nuity in case of the husband's death, with no chance for her to squander the capital and no chance for any but her self to draw the yearly stipend. The policy would be kept in force by such monthly or annual payment as the in- The life insurance man who devised the scheme would no doubt be glad to throw in the bride in consideration of a policy calling for a $250 annual prem ium; and he could no doubt arrange with Mrs. Smith for a supply. Perhaps he would even engage to buy the marriage license and compensate the officiating clergyman. A matrimonial department store of the kind ought to pay well. As a usual thing, however, any young man who can afford to pay $250 a year in insurance premiums can provide a home for a wife and children. He would prob ably get insured, but he would not con sider it necessary to put the cart before the horse. It has already been announced, that Los Angeles is to have the pleasure of entertaining a distinguished party of members of the house of representatives next week. It is perhaps well to call at tention to the fact that two of the party, Mr. Berry of Kentucky and General Walker of Virginia, are members of the house committee on rivers and harbors. The gentlemen will doubtless take ad vantage of the occasion to study up on the San Pedro harbor matter for them selves. It will probably occur to those having the interests of the harbor in hand to see that the visitors are given every opportunity to learn the exact facts pertaining to the question. A man named Love is president of the Universal Peace union and he hails from Philadelphia. If there is anything in name and place the union ought to suc ceed in its purpose. The professional politicians and spoils men of Greater New York ore perfectly willing to give Reform a chance provid ing they can have a hand in it. And so, between the henchmen of Boss Shehan and Boss Piatt the guileless Good Gov ernment folk find themselves betwe-en the devil and the deep sea. The official call for the sixth national irrigation congress, to be held at Lin coln, Neb., on the £Sth, 29th and 30th insts., provides, besides the appointmer.'. of five delegates by the governor of the state, for municipal representation. Los Angek-s is entitled to two delegates, and the mayor has the selecting of them. The work that the congress Is pursuing is of supreme importance, and. we should be represented by the best talent avail able. The Milwaukee Sentinel is suspicious that Grover Cleveland and David B. Hill are getting together on the quiet. What if they are? They are private citizens, and If they can do as private citizens what they could not do as public offi cials, so much is gained for the cause of universal peace. Attorney General McKenna has ren dered an opinion on the San Pedro har bor matter after all, and it is loaded. It is claimed that Secretary Alger, if he has any respect whatever for the legal THE SUNDAY HERALD There will be many good things in the Sunday Herald of tomor -1 row, the sth inst. Here are a few of them: I THE BIGGEST PASSENGER STEAMER AFLOAT—The Kaiser ) Wilhelm Der Grosse, which will enter New York harbor on the ■ 20th inst. , TURTLE FIGHTING THE LATEST FAD—A new summer sport at Chautauqua, N. Y. CHAMINADETO VISIT AMERICA—The great French com poser now a bone of contention among managers. A HUMAN KLONDIKE TIDAL WAVE—When winter is over hundreds of thousands are expected to pour toward the newfgold- I fields. ' A ROYAL MOUNTAIN CLIMBER—A story of Italy's queen's i Alpine adventures. i UNCLE SAM'S JACK TARS—Official information from Wash i ing ton as to a new duty for sailors. i Ellen Osboin, Annie Laurie Woods, and other talented writers on affairs feminine, contribute special and interesting letters. "The Learning of Languages'' is the title of an interesting paper from the pen of T. S. Van Dyke. In Tho Herald you will also find all the important news of the world, contained in from sixteen to twenty columns of matter tele graphed by the Associated Press, the greatest news gathering agency in the world. Among the other regular features will be found society news, the latest from the summer resorts, the most complete correspond ence from all important points in Southern California, the In , vestor, and reviews of the literature, music and drama of the day. department of the administration, can no longer refrain from advertising for bids after he reads it. The people of Southern California, however, will not begin to crow before they are out of the woods. They have been disappointed too many times. The feature of the current number of Leslie's Weekly is a magnificent two page picture of the beach at Atlantic City at the bathing hour, during the re cent visit of the League of American Wheelmen, The picture as reproduced represents the actual size of the photo graphic plate, without enlargement, and is one of thelargest and at the same time one of the clearest views of the kind ever takem with a camera. A special to the New York World from Carrville, Cal., reads as follows: "W. W. Robinson, a mine owner and expert, says of the Graves claim: 'I have been hand ling chunks of pure gold as big as my two fists.' " That whopping big lie musi have been sent by way o£ San Francisco. No ordinary prevaricator could have concocted it. The Spring street paving issue should not be allowed to laps* for a day. It is necessary that the street be put into passable condition before the rainy sea son sets in. The cost of repairs will be a mere bagatelle compared with the ben efits to be derived. The tenants and the general public have some rights in the matter. This is yellow journalism as it is prac ticed in New York: A murder had been committed in a room in which hung a cage containing a canary. The yellow paper prints a first page illustration of the cage and bird with the caption: "This canary witnessed the tragedy." What rot! The current number of Leslie's Weekly accompanies an article on the new deep harbor at San Pedro with a picture of the long pier at Santa Monica labeled "The Landing Pier at San Pedro." it is sup posed that Uncle Collis had "seen" the make-up. Senator Thurston says he will retire at the close of his present term as senator because he cannot afford to keep the of fice. He is letting himself down easy. The next senator from Nebraska will be a Democrat. Denver Is going to celebrate a "festi val of mountain and plain," but there will be nothing plain about it except the title, which has' to be fastened up with cleats to prevent it from breaking in two. England might offer to arbitrate that Indian uprising with Russia. IN TARIFF WE TRUST While the taxes are higher than ever be fore. While salaries are greater and wages are lower; While workshops are closed and tools red with rust, Let the slogan be tariff— "In tariff we trust!" While the Sugar trust boasts a victorious raid, Let the party rejoice that its debt has been paid; Let the lumber craft join in the song of the just- Give the poor man a dugout— "In tariff we trust!" We will starve out the miners and make them relent, But give Hanna and Hobart their hundred per cent! Their wives and their children shall not have it crust Till they come to our terms, for— "In tariff we trust!" And here are the breeders of Imported sheep, The patriarchs, truly—the rams, so to speak; Let your horns be exalted—your claims we'll adjust With a chorus of bleatlngs— "In tariff we trust!" Let the woolgrower now have his portion of swag! For without him the ram-raiser's business would lag: Here's a cheap, shoddy coat for the poor man. who must Pay a good woolen price, for— "In tariff we trust!" With our barns teeming full of the products of earth— (This mother of all—was she kind at our birth?) How long will the victims of greed and of lust Submit to the dictum: "In tariff we trust!" —I. T. Atherton ln Chicago Chronicle. CALIFORNIA OPINION The Indeterminate Sentence By the Indeterminate sentence the prison superintendent or authorities can tied out what the judge is unable to know : How long a criminal should be sentenced for. If the prisoner by a course of treatment shows that he is thoroughly reformed there Is no use keeping him on. ar.d on at an expense of about $150 each to the tax payers. The indeterminate sentence in certain grades' of crime acts well In New York, and there is no reason why it would not be to the advantage of California.— Pasadena News. Philosophy From Riverside Our people make a mistake by mak ing too much of the few warm days we have occasionally. To a discerning, Im partial mind, the ado we make is evi dence of the pleasantness of our summer climate. If it were not pleasant on the average we would not make so much fuss about an occasional warm spell. But most minds are not discerning, and many minds are not impartial.—River side Press. Advertise Them "Create a market for home products. Ask for them!" saysamotto in the rooms cf the Merchants and Manufacturers' association.. Los Angeles. A better way to create a market for home products would be to advertise them. People are not apt to enquire for what they know nothing about.—Pasadena Star. Sunday Sessions Not Necessary Ordinarily courts In this state are not noted for the celerity with which crim inals are convicted, and Sunday ses sions are hardly required until more rush is developed in the other six days., of the week.—San Bernardino Sun. A Bloody Riot Had the casualties which occurred at Berkeley last Monday night happened among the striking miners of Pennsyl vania, the affair would have been called a bloody riot, and heralded to the coun try as such.—San Diego Union. A Lost Art Where are all these "grafters" we hear so much about during political times'? An Oakland man has to have pome skin supplied, by grafting and there Is no one in sight to undertake the matter. —Oakland Tribune. Not Before Prosperity will come to this nation when its people are set to work at living wages' —when every able-bodied man be comes a producer and a consumer—and not before. —San Bernardino Free Press. Blankets for Klondikers The Santa Rosa woolen mills have started up to fill orders for blankets for the Klondike miners. They now have orders ahead for nearly 7000 pairs.—Po- mona Times. Sectional Feeling Being Obliterated Gradually ihe passions engendered by the late war between the states are dis appearing, antl the people of both sec tions of the country are beginning to re alize more forcibly than ever that they are one ln the common blood of the re public. This observation Is suggested by the cordial and fraternal sentiments which found expression at the Grand Army banquet in- Buffalo. Notwith standing the restricted character of this assemblage of old soldiers, it appears from the telegraphic reports that only the broadest and most generous feelings of patriotism were entertained at the banquet.—Atlanta Constitution. Enlarging the Vast Tramp Army The payment of such low wages as are vouchsafed to miners means that a larg; mass of the people are removed but a step from public charity. These laborers can save but little. Any sickness, an.y misfortune in the family, signifies a call upon the public for assistance. The death of the head of the family is likely to mean the consignment of the surviv ors to th 3 almshouse. They live from day to day but one step distant from pauperis™. Under such conditions it is n.ot to be regarded as strange that the tramp question assumes such propor tions. —Galesburg Republican Register. The Way to Competency There are many people Injudiciously in haste to get rich. Our Ideas are. like our country, spread over a large surface and not well settled. We revel in glorious prospects and neglect the smaller things at our hand. The man who steadily looks after what he has and takes in what comes to him will be rich in a few years, while the idealist who seeks first the air-ship line to wealth and forgets to keep walking will end ln poverty.—Mil waukee Journal. Government Aid to Irrigation The people are not clamoring for the government to come to their relief to furnish cheaper corn, wheat and meat. The farmers of the older states are able *\ J The .. . \/\ & Clothing * * Corner Claim to have | . . I Business around these the Best Equipped I ClOtlling \ parts- We have the finest store, the most perfect stock, and the Safest Place To trade. We are doing the business of the town, and we are going to do it; so the sooner you get in the procession the better for Yourself Men's Suits Newest Hl g h Tlde CAf $10, $12, $15, $18. Neckwear — 101-103 North Spring St. 201-203-205-207-209 West First St. ®> —*— # I Los Alamitos Siagar f <$> # <§> Absolutely pme. Quality guaranteed. Will preserve <§> fruit equal to any refinery product <§> Ask Yoiar Grocer For It S Consumption Cured... "Treatise on Consumption" ""J" to any address - OR. W. HARRISON BALLARD, 406 BTIMPSON BLOCK. Corner Spring nnd Talrdjttcjta. lot AnsSjSj. to produce enough to feed double or triple our present population. So there Is no excuse for the government's spend ing at this time millions of the people's money to increase the possibilities of greater production of food for the peo ple.—Springfield, Mo., Leader-Democrat. Mutual Interest "So that young man wants to marry you?" said Mabel's father. "Yes," was the reply. "Do you know how much his salab le?" "No; but it's an awfully strange co incidence." "What d.o you mean?" "Herbert asked me the very same question about you."—Washington Star. Has Been Done Before Chulalongkorn says he will not come to this country because he has only six months to spend and he couldn't do it justice. If Chulalongkorn could but con sult with one or two well-known French and English travelers now they could tell him how to do it in six weeks andi then write a perfumed volume on Amer ican customs afterward.—St. Paul Pio neer Press. Yankees Wouldn't Fight That Way The story was told on an Alabama man who turned Radical after the war. He was making a Republican speech one day, when some one asked him if he had not said in that very town, before the war "we could whip the Yankees with popguns." He replied that he had said so, but "the darned Yankees would not fight us with popguns."—Macon, Ga., Telegraph. Day Dreams "What makes you so quiet?" asked the head bookkeeper. "I was Just trying to make up my mind," said the clerk who gets the least salary andi makes the most noise, "whether I would better go to Klondike and get enough money to speculate in wheat or go into wheat and get enough money to go to Klondike."—lndianapolis Journal. Rockefeller's Latest Scheme With the gas meters of all the cities at work for the Standard Oil monopoly, Mr. Rockefeller will surely have enough money for himself and something more. The capacity of gas meter under ordi nary management is great; what will it not accomplish under the direction of so phenomenal a sharp as the Standard Oil trust?— St. Louis Post Dispatch. Repulsed Miss Alllngton—How old do you think a man ought to be before- he marries? Mr. Benham—Forty, at least. Miss Allington—Oh, dear! Why would you have him wait so long? Mr. Benham—Because he is pretty sure to know better by that time.—Cleve land Leader. According to Its Old Custom A few months ago we were told that the salt industry of this section was being ruined by insufficient protection. Now, after congress- has subsidized the sait men, the trust closes up seven plants in Kansas and cripples the remaining Aye. —Kansas City Times. Deceived Patient—"Vot? Two dollars fortakin' oud dem teeth?" Dentist—"Two dollars if you take gas." Patient—"Young man, I fought you vos a dentist. I didn't know you vos a gas gombany."—Puck. , IN THE PUBLIC EYE Richard Hooker, a grandson of Sen ator Stewart, is among the seekers after Klondike gold. The son of the late John Millals, the former president of the Royal academy. Will shortly publish a life of his father. Sabach al Cher is a black bandmaster in the Prussian army, who is now con ducting concerts in Dresden. Hisfather was an Arab In the desert. E. A. Fitzgerald, the English moun taineer, who has been performing some brilliant feats of climbing in the Andes, Is lying ill at Valparaiso with typhoid fsver. A Boston lady who has just met Ibsen In Christiania, writes: "Dear old Mr. Ibsen is about the height of Dr. Holmes, but stouter, and looks Just like his pic tures." A man named Damm, who lives in El Paso county, Colorado, had occasion to find a name for a new olive branch the other day. He called the little stranger Prosperity B. Clement G. Morgan, who was the ora tor of the class of '90, Harvard, is an al derman of Cambridge. He is said to he the first colored man elected to such a place in. a northern city. Judge John H. Regan af Texas, who is now a very old man, is once more cast ing a longing eye on a seat in the United States senate, to the surprise of his friends and the displeasure of some of them. He is a free silver man. John Otis, who used to be known as the "milkman, congressman," is In To- peka, Kan., in poor health and strait ened circumstances. Some time ago he started a co-operative colony in Colora do and put all his money into it. The. colony failed. English parties have multiplied since Mr. Gladstone took up home rule. His former followers are now divided into Liberal Unionists, Roseberyites. Har courtites, Laboucherlans, DUlonites, Parnellites and Healyites. Some one in the Times calls him the grand old party splitter. . . They Like a Big Mark Senator White does not deserve tho popgun pelleting he has been receiving from the local Republican press since he has returned from Washington. It is not exactly a case of the King of Shadows loving a shining mark, for the Republican editors are the best of fel lows, and it is fun shooting at a big mark. It Is a case of blazing away at a barn because any kind of an old aim will do. But the barn isn't endangered by the light artillery. If some one will tell us how Mr. White could have con sistently taken any other course upon, the tariff question than the one he has taken, we will elevate the deponent ln our opinion to the dignity of a local po litical prophet, if not to that of an in cipient statesman. —Azusa Pomotropic. "Commodore" Hanna Mark Hanna requires the men who man his yacht to address him as "com modore." He has not yet reached the "shiver my timbers" point In his nauti cal career. The people of Ohio will do that for him next November.—Denver Post. To Steal a Base "I see they are getting contributions for a statue of Van de Air, the baseball player, but no provision is being made for a pedestal." "I am told they Intend to represent him ln the act of stealing a base."—Detroit Journal.