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The Herald Tbe Herald Publishing Company WILUAfI A. SPALDING, President and General Manager. EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT: 221 Bast Fourth street. Telephone 158. BUSINESS OFFICE: Bradbury Building, C 2 West Third street. Telephone 247. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION Daily, by carrier, per month t Tt Dally, by mall, one year t 00 Daily, by mail, six months 4 60 Daily, by mall, three months t 25 gunday Herald, by mail, one year 1 00 Weakly Herald, by mail, one year 1 00 POSTAGE RATES ON THE HERALD U pages 4 cents 82 pages 2 cents tt pages 3 cents 28 pages 2 ce-nti M pages I cents 16 pages 2 cents 11 pages * o ent EASTERN AGENTsVoR THE HERALD A. Frank Richardson, Tribune building. New Tork; Chamber of Commerce build ing, Chicago. LOS ANGELES DAILY HEBALD ■WORN STATEMENT CIRCULATION. ■tate of California, County of Los Ange les.—ss. L. M. Holt, superintendent of circulation Of ths Los Angeles Dally Herald, being flrst duly sworn, deposes and says: That tor the five months from February 1, 1897, to June SO, 1897 (inclusive), the total circu lation of the said Daily Herald was 1.290,635 copies, being an average daily circulation 0f8604. That the week-day circulation during tht above time waa 1,071,567, being a dally aver age of 8306 copies That the Sunday circulation during the above time waa 219,059, being an average fd each Sunday of 10;431. » L. M.HOLT. Superintendent ot Circulation. Subscribed and sworn to before me this ltth day of July, 1897. FRANK J. COOPER, Notary Public in and for the County of Los Angeles. State of California SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 1897. NEW QUARTERS It gives The Herald a good deal of sat isfaction to announce that It has se cured a long-time lease on commodious and convenient quarters ln the new Hellman Block, corner of Broadway and Second street. The building is rap idly approaching completion, and, if all signs do not fail in dry weather, will be ready for occupancy about the first of November. The Herald counting room will be on the ground floor at the north end of the block. No. 138 South Broad way. The floor dimensions are 22 by 80 feet, and this space will be fitted up in elegant style for tbe business depart ment. The basement beneath the office and tbe adjoining store room, with a floor space of 44 by 80 feet, will be utilized for press, stereotype and mailing depart ments and for the storage of paper. The second floor—above the oflice and adjacent store room—44 by 80 feet, will be used as a composing room. On the third floor will be located the editorial rooms. The portion of the block under lease to The Herald has been constructed and arranged especial ly to suit the requirements of a first class modern newspaper, and when com pleted there will not be an essential or a reasonable convenience lacking. The rooms throughout are to be ample tn dimensions, light and airy. The floor of the counting room being set three feet above the sidewalk, allows a height of eleven feel In the press room, with large windows in the front. The composing room will be lighted on all three sides, and the editorial rooms will also have front and aide lights. There will be a private stairway from basement to top. floor, a freight elevator, copy chutes, an interior telephone service and every de aired adjunct of a newspaper oflice. Ths location ls central and in every way convenient and desirable. Alto gether The Herald will have reason to be proud of its new quarters and need not "take a back seat" for any news paper establishment in the country. TRIUMPH OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH Now that the Andrews-Brown uni versity battle has been fought and won and Dr. Andrews is once more In his place as president of the Providence in stitution, of learning, a brief glance at the closing chapters of the controversy wlll not be without interest to the general public. Dr. Andrews ls an ordained Baptist clergyman, and! Brown university is under-Baptist control. There are in the United States no more sturdy advocates ot freedom of speech than the Baptists. They Inherit this American principle of civil liberty directly from Roger Williams, and on proper occasions are not slow to give it utterance. Hence, the Baptist church and the Baptist press of tha country were almost as one In tlir defense of Dr. Andrews in the late con test of principles. In the charter oi Brown university that Institution is re ferred to as "liberal and catholic," "all members thereof shall enjoy full, free absolute and uninterrupted liberty of conscience." These words are in har mony with the teachings of the Baptist church, and It ls Just a trifle strange why tha trustees of its renowned university. in the Dr. Andrews matter, departed so far from the foundation principles of the Institution aa to arouse the indignant re monstrances of the great body of the Baptist people of the United States. It ls pleasant, however, to learn that the popular Idea of the position occupied by the trustees regarding Dr. Andrews' views on silver ls somewhat strained, and It Is only fair that the trustees should in this behalf be placed right upon the record. In their letter to Dr. Andrews, urging him to withdraw his resignation, the trustees assure him that they ln no way sought to sever his official relations with the college, which had been most cordial from the time of his acceptance of the presidency, and say- It was not la our minds to pre scribe the path ln which you should tread, or to administer to you any official rebuke, or to restrain your freedom of opinion or "reasonable lib erty of utterance," but simply to Inti mate that It would be the part of wis dom for you to take a less active part In exciting partisan discussions and apply your energies more exclusively to the affairs of the college. 1 While giving the trustees credit for all this paragraph demands, yet when it is remembered that Dr. Andrews dis claimed taking any part whatever "in exciting partisan discussions," it would seem that the trustees are defending themselves by a paper somewhat in the nature, of a plea, of confession and avoid ance. In Dr. Andrews' letter to the trustees, explaining the propriety of his conduct he says: While interested in politics, as of course any citizen ought to be, and neither ashamed nor afraid to take sides, I have never been a partisan. He claims that he was not in the usual meaning of the word a champion or an apostle, or even an advocate, of his views on silver; that he had been "reticent and careful to the very verge of self-respect ability" touching these questions. Where then, It may be asked, did the trustees get their information of his activity as a partisan in exciting political discus sions? But as the whole matter Is now closed, the trustees' letter may be accepted as not having had a vicarious inspiration, but as being an honest expression of their Interest in the welfare of, the uni versity and of Its popular president. The interest taken by the whole coun try In this matter and, in the main, ln favor of Dr. Andrews, is a matter of congratulation to the people of the United States. It shows clearly on which side the masses stand when a great prin ciple of constitutional liberty ls In volved. And It is gratifying to know that others than the rank and file took an interest in the controversy, aad that, too, upon the right side. At the September meeting of the cor poration of Brown university petitions were received asking that action toe taken by the trustees in the interest of freedom of teaching, signed by the-heads of the most eminent Institutions of learn ing ln the United States. Among these were Presidents Gilman of Johns Hop kins, Eliot of Harvard, Low of Colum bia, Tucker of Dartmouth, Capen of Tufts, Ewing of Western Reserve, Rogers of Northwestern, Priest of Buch tel, Crawford of Allegheny and Whitman of Columbia, together with many university professors. Still another petition was received, signed by pro fessors of economics in Harvard. Columbia, Cornell, University of Penn sylvania, Yale, ' "Smith, University of Wisconsin, University of Chi cago, Weeleyan, Bryn Mawr, Vassar and other institutions. In addition to these a petition signed by over six hundred alumni of Brown was presented to the meeting. These are cheering facts and point to the practical freedom of our cherished institutions of learning from the cor rupting taint of gold, as a. factor in shap ing their teaching of economics or any other element of their curricula. By the way, at this September meeting aforesaid a letter was presented from Richard Olney, ex-«ecretary of state, which shows that whatever position that astuts statesman may occupy touching economics, he is sound on the doctrine of free teaching in our colleges. Among other things his letter says: The true objection, however, to the course pursued toward Dr. Andrews by the corporation of Brown univer sity ls its implied inculcation of tlhe doctrine that an Institution of learning should, above all things, get richer, and therefore should square Its teach ings and limit the utterances of its faculty by the interests and sentiments of those who, for the time being, are the rich men of the community. The demoralizing and degrading character of this doctrine your letter fully ex poses, and thereby entitles you to the gratitude not only of American citi zens generally, but of all well wishers to Brown university ln particular. It would thus appear that after all Is said and done, the true American prin ciple of freedom of speech, in or out of school or college, is backed, not only by the people of the United States gener | Orally, but by the best thought of our distinguished teachers, scholars and statesmen. THE CASE OF HARRY HAAS The case of the little Haas child, who was sent to the county jail by Justice Rossiter of Pasadena, proves upon in vestigation to have been one of the greatest outrages ever perpetrated In a civilized community. That the outrage should have been the work of an officer of the law orJy adds to its enormity. The facts are these, so far as The Herald hase been able to learn them. Harry Haas Is 7 years old—not S —and is weak-minded. He is one of six children who are supported by the labor of their mother, who washes and performs such other menial labor as she can obtain. There is a husband and father, but he Is a drinking man, and does not count for anything good in the domestic economy. The mother is forced to be absent from horns during the day, earning money to LOS ANGELES HERALD, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 26, W97 support the family; otherwise the six little ones would stsrve. The children are necessarily neglected to a large ex tent. Harry, weak-minded, and left to himself, may be disposed to mischief in his daft way. Perhaps he even stole a shovel. In any event, the charge was made and Rosslter sent the child to Jail. Right here The Herald wouldi like to know: Who appeared as counsel for the child? Did he have any counsel? Ifnot, why not? Why was not the mother of the child notified that he had been ar rested? Rosslter sent the to the county Jail. The mother was not notified. When she came home the child was missing. Was there ever a mother that did not worry with one absent from the fold, no matter how humble the fold' may have been? This mother, who had toiled all day at the washtub, spent the entire night walking up and down the streets of Pasadena, hunting for her weak-minded boy, who was precious to her if to no one else. Where was the boy? In a cell at the county jail, fright ened almost to death, crying for his mother, till the hardened criminals that surrounded him were almost moved to tears. Where was Rosslter? He was at home, sleeping the sleep of a Justice of the peace. No tears nor fears troubled him. But the poor, the helpless and' the weak-minded were not without a friend. Mrs. C. M. Sterry of St. James park in terested herself ir. the case, secured the boy's release, hunted up the mother and looked after the matter generally. Mrs. Sterry has secured transportation for the whole family to a town in Kansas, where Mrs. Haas' parents live, and they will be sent there next week. The be nevolently inclined should see that they are cared for in the meantime. The father has promised to reform. Some time ago an, effort was made to have Harry Haas cbmmittedi to the home for the feeble-minded, a state In stitution, at Glen Ellen. The home would not receive the boy unless the county would agree to pay $10 per month for his maintenance, in accordance with its rule. This the county refused to do. So there was no suitable place to put the child. But there were the streets, the insane asylun* and the county Jail. The mother did not want to part with her child. Most mothers would not un der the same circumstances. These things demand investigation. The full circumstances under which Justice Rosslter committed the boy to jail without notifying the lad's mother. Second, the laws and rules under which a weak-minded person may or may not be provided for ir, the proper institution. In any event, let us have no more sending babies to jail. THE UNION PACIFIC AGAIN The Evening Express, after taking thirty-six hours to think it over, at tempts in Its issue of yesterday to excuse its defense of the proposed Union Pa cific $25,000,000 steal. It charges The Herald with condemning the steal be cause it is a Democratic paper, which may do as a space filler, but which is very poor logic. The Express says that the government has advanced on account of the road about $35,000,000, and that the Interest due on this amount comes to about the same figure, making a total Indebted ness to the government of $70,000,000. The interest charge, as a matter of fact, ls not interest due the government, but interest that has been paid by the government, according to the dispatches printed in the Express of September 23. This makes quite a difference ln the character of the debt. Then the Express advises the accept ance of the $28,000,000 offer of the re organization committee in discharge of the balance now due, amounting to $53, --000,000, on the ground that it would be a bad business policy for the government to load itself up with such an unprofit able piece of railroad property. Let us see. The reorganization committee i 9 willing to invest $28,000,000 in cash. It thinks the property valuable enough to carry a capitalization of $236,000,000. Perhaps the Express does not know that the road is now earning 3 per cent or $100,000,000, even In its "run down" con dition. But is the Union Pacific system "run down and badly equipped," as the Express asserts? It would hardly be safe to say so ln Omaha or Denver. The Union Pacific Is a part of one of the great transcontinental lines. There have been r.o serious accidents on the line of late, resulting from bad equip ment or any other cause. The govern ment is running tbe system now and is not making a failure ot it. The Express thinks the government can afford to throw away $25,000,000 for the benefit of the millionaire reorgan ization committee, because the loss will amount to only 331-3 cents per capita, such a small amount that nobody w"i miss It! TRADE WITH MEXICO The San Diego Union notes the small success of the effort to generally enlist the merchants of Los Angeles ln the scheme to build up Mexican trade through the medium of the steamer Al bion,, on its first voyage, and says: So much for the zeal of Los Angeles for the new steamer line. Now the question ls, What does San Diego pro pose to do with this same opening for trade? This city has as good or better chances of building up business with Mexico than Los Angeles has. The fact that the owners of the vessel flnai- ly decided to have her call at San Pe dro cuts no figure; Afalrflel iof corn- mercial rivalry is offered, and enter- prise will be rewarded with success. . There Is a fair field and no favor. If San Diego can by enterprise and honest dealing get a large, share of trade with Mexico Los Angeles will not decry her success. San Diego need not, however, hug tbe fond delusion, to her soul that she will have the field to herself simply because there waa not a general partlc- THE HERALD'S MUSE A CASE 07 YELLOW FEVER Tea, I'm burning- with the fever that has seized the young: and oil. That has made the bold men crazy and the timid women bold, And no medicine can cure me but a ton or two of gold. That healing remedy is there, where howls the Borean breeze; Where Mercury enow-balling goes at sixty-five degrees, And pitches icebergs playfully Into the northern seas. This talk about the terrors of that land la gassy blow— (Now Waughkln Miller says tt ls, and sure he ought to know)— Where girls cut short their petticoats and wade through mud and snow, For boya as old as even I there must be half a show. The fields I long have tickled, they may go to weeds and grass; I'm tired of nursin' cabbages and all "alch garden sass;" Tho' mud be deep as Hades or the ice a glacial mass, I'm bound to mount and straddle o'er the chilling Chilcoot pais. Here pales the pale ghost of a chance to strike a payln' streak. Where the stomach of the market is dyspeptic, so to speak, And a wagonload ot "taters" constipates it for a week. , So ho! the land of midnight sun, however bleak and rough, Where waits in frozen gravel beds the dear almighty stuff That all (he world is grabbtn' for and no one gets enough. I want to pry the nuggets from the lce-grlp of the mine; I want to see them flicker In their heart-delighting shine. As we saw them ln the sluices in the days of forty-nine. A vision golden comes to me, again and yet again, In the daytime and the nighttime, when fever warms my brain, Of gold in all the streams that cut the Rocky Mountain chain. The Pelly, Stewart, Indian, and Alaskan streams that hew Down rushing from the realms of cloud the mountain barriers thro'j To me they tell their secrets and their treasures give to view. Gold over all the broad expanse, where chills the Arctic breeze, In the gulches, creeks and rivers, by the inlets of the seas, Like to yellow autumn apples under snow beneath the trees. The granite peaks born of the womb of earth In days of old; To me their mysteries profound familiarly unfold; Their hearts are precious treasures, their veins are veins of gold. These are the lofty kings whose crowns are wrought of ice and snow; The sires of glaciers grinding down since ages long ago, Slow paving golden pathways to the somber seas below. I'm bound to reach that wonderland, whatever be the price; About the way of gettln' there I shan't be over nice; I'll skoot it down by water or I'll sled it on the Ice. I'll skoot It down the chain of lakes, if thro' the lee I lunge- It cools a fever down sometimes to take an Icy pjunge— Tho' under ice an hour or so, I won't throw up the sponge. Them river rapids—bugaboo! the leap with Joy I greet; Let chicken-hearted souls despair, and, terrified, retreat; I'll shoot the White Horse rapids if they fall a thousand feet; For that Klondike gleams before me. luring thousands with Its shine; Tho' a line" of hungry Hons by the pathway growl and whine, The golden god still urges on to worship at his shrine. And I'm bound to yank the nuggets from the Ice-grip of the mine; I burn to see the yellow stuff that riffle boxes line As w» saw It in the sluices in the days of forty-nine. REVULTJS RO DE HAVER. October 'Tis time to take the hammock down, And shelve the mandolin. The schoolma'am now gets out her frown, The janitor his grin. The young man must accept the Job, For grubstake haunts his dreams; While Lulu fears for him the mob, Off on the frozen streams. Teas, Lulu? Nay; let heroes toll! He'll make, If you'll but smile, In yonder grudging golden soil, His everlasting pile. Then. Lulu, Paris, where you'll greet The great world without fear. And tell him ln your accents sweet, Of all our wonders here. So dry your tears, dear girl, and take Your courage up, and learn To chat In French, while for your sake, Tom digs the gold to burn. For France, says dear old Thackeray, And almost swears—in joke— We should not visit until we Know French as she ls spoke. JEANIE PEET. Los Angeles. ipation In. the Albion's first trip. Wait until next time. But there Is no room for a quarrel. Whether Los Angeles gets it or San Diego gets it, the trade of Mex ico will be to a very large degree with Southern California In the near future. September bears the uncanny name of being the most unwholesome month ln the calendar. It ls still too hot to re turn to the tasks of cool weather. It Is too warm for residents of the city to go back to pavements and brick buildings, which hold the heat In their narrow avenues and make the air as oppressive as an African sirocco. It Is far too warm for chil dren to go back to school. Because it is the first month of autumn, public schools usually open near the begin ning. It would be better if they all followed the example of our larger col leges and private schools and opened later. June ls usually a better month for study, because it Is a more whole some month. What paper do you suppose the fore going extract was taken from? No, it was not a Southern California paper. It was the New York Tribune, printed where September is commonly supposed to be a cool and comfortable month. The extract fully endorses the wisdom of our board of education ln postponing the opening of the fall term of school. The New York Time*, which ls itself never guilty of yellow Journalism, blushes for some of its local contempo raries. As a means of correction, it sug gests that when a town or city ls mis represented! by yellow telegrams the cor respondent who sent them be disciplined. "That," the Times says, "will be much more reasonable and more effective than invective directed again 'New York journalism.' " Which is the principal of fender? The yellow newspaper undoubt edly is a bigger sinner than its corre spondents. Then why ignore the chief offender and empty the vials of wrath upon the poor fellow who sends the mis erable stuff? Does the Times feel that the yellow papers are almighty and in vulnerable? The Charles W. Palm company of Los Angeles has Just Issued "Laws Re lating to County Government ln Cali fornia," annotated by W. F. Henning of the Los Angeles bar. Mr. Henning Is well known as the author of Hennlng's "Constitution" and Hennlng's "Insolv ency," books that are ir. general use throughout the state. It ls hardly nec essary to enlarge on the usefulness of a comprehensive volume containing the laws pertaining to county government, such as the present work seems to be. It comprises over 700 pages, Is indexed and strongly bound ln. sheep. Senator Boss Piatt, having returned from a conference with President Mc- Kinley, announces that there will be a straight Republican ticket for Greater New Tork. It is not difficult to guess wbo made that decision. Mr. Piatt didn't want to -be Impolite, so ho wasted eight La Dame de Boston A dame from Boston—this is true- Once sailed from ice and snow To France, not knowing that she knew Too much that isn't so. Long had she wrestled with the verb, Each maddening gender knew; Her confidence was quite superb In rules of grammar, too. So came she to the Gare dv Nord, And started out to meet The Gaul upon his native shore And ln his Paris street. But each and all she chanced upon. With courteous bows said they, "Madame je vous demande pardon; Je ne comprends pas l'Anglals." That Boston dame, in saddest plight, Perceived, when this she heard, French word, without its accent, might As well be English word. JEANIE PEET. Los Angeles, 229 West First street. or ten hours of precious time In telling the president what he was going to do. McKinley has been Piatt's man In all things pertaining to New York poli tics. From now on the college football team<» will contest for space ln the press re ports with the Cuban rebellion, the wheat crop and the prospect of war with Spain. The shock-headied young gentle men will get the better of the struggle, too. Lieutenant Peary has not discovered the North pole, nor yet another Klondike, but he has found a big meteoric rock and is happy. Some men are easily satisfied, when the amount of free advertising they have had Is considered. Hot, muggy weather like that which has prevailed during the past four days, is said to breed earthquakes. People, who go to bed at night should see that they are securely anchored. The Eureka Californian wants the leg islature to meet not oftener than once in five or ten years. Will it guarantee that the sessions would be like angels' visits in other respects? There will be mora people killed by the Klondike story-tellers during the next six months than have succeeded in get ting into Dawson City during the last two years. It must be that Chicago Is actually growing better, because a Boston maga zine will print next month an article on "The Upward Movement In Chicago." Governor Atkinson of West Virginia has refused to call: an extra session of the state legislature. Is he out for the presi dency or one of the senatorshlps? The Santa Monica Outlook says that Los Angeles has been buncoed ln an "outragious" way In the harbor matter. What kind of a way is that? It must be that Secretary Sherman read his Ohio campaign speech to Senator Hanna and let it go at that. No man who has any regard for his money will patronize, a tape game or a Chinese lottery. The Cuban junta is whooping It up again. Has it been shown the adminis tration's hand? The Andree pigeons and the air ship were seen in the same towns. Bluffing on a Poor Hand There Is a gradually but steadily grow ing impression that.as a president Mr. McKinley ls, to borrow an expression from the vernacular of the street, a "four nusher."—Wheeling Register. Good Thing; to Recollect By the way, it's a good thing to rec ollect that no one else knows so much about you and your Jags as the man who was once your friend.—'Fresno Ex positor. When... S The .. . I 1 Clothing I rail 1 o*™ 1 Rnnnetx... Are due, the ladies "talk" them. When school opens tomorrow, are your boys ready? You may not need an "Ideal" Underwaist at 50c But there must be some want unfilled—a suit of the SCHOOL kind is what we have and what we want you to have . . Our Prices Always Right 101-103 North Spring St. 201-203-205-207-209 West First St. LEAD IN QUALITY AND QUANTITY ©gtotegj? Ttfa From 2 P. M. to 9P.W.y We will hold our annual Fall Opening. On the same day there will begin a three weeks exhibition of Pure Food Products, for which we have granted the free use of our spacious salesrooms. This exhibition, for the benefit of Los Angeles and vicinity, is intended to give eyery housekeeper an opportunity to make herself ac quainted with pure foods by actual test. Speciial Announcements WW Follow Telephone Main 26. 216-218 South Spring; Street Home=made Pies || Don't bother with baking this hot weather. We have riffe k*l the nicest of Home-made Cakes and Pies right here, $X W fresh every day—almost every hour. All kinds of W. W Bread, all kinds of Fancy Crackers—everything that W W you can find in any tirst-class baking establishment W M you can find in our Bakery Department. 8D 208-210 S. Spring Street, Wilcox Bid?. 2 Consumption Cured... "Treatise on Consumption" sent free to any address _ DR. W. HARRISON BALLARD, 403 BTDf FBON BLOCK. Comer Spring sad Taird jtrasts. Lei Angelas. CALIFORNIA OPINION Those Women Prospectors Six Oakland women went to Shasta county to prospect. Six Oakland women have returned. The despatches say that they located seven mines and returned with hundreds of pounds of ore samples and goldi they had panned from placer claims. We thought the Shasta lies were all told. Bet a dollar'n a half the women brought home a lot of quartz rocks covered with sulphurets to fool their friends. Maybe Oakland doesn't know goldi when It's sulphurets—Fresno Expositor. Speculation in Wheat All speculation in the products of the farm is at the expense of the grower, and it ls a nefarious system that admits of a great food product, like wheat, being so handled that a few brokers may make millions while the producers scarcely pay expenses. What profit there may be ln wheat should go to the men who grow it, for they, and they alone, are entitled to that profit.—Sacramento Bee. A Backward Step The merchants and property owners along Spring street, Los Angeles, have taken a backward step ln refusing to sanction the resurfacing of that busy thoroughfare. The proposed Improve ment was a much needed one andi in post poning it six months or more the respon sible agents will find that Ihey are pen ny wise and pound foolish.—Pasadena News. The "Star" Still Doubts Report bas it that Alger will not even yet do the San Pedro harbor work; but will fight for delay in every possible way. He has no reputation to lose, and can afford to be as mean as possible. The one proper thing would be to fire him and put ln the war office a man who will do his duty.—Pasadena Star. Two Smart Boys Two boys, aged twelve and nineteen, wrote, set up and published last week's edition of the Los Altamltos Bee, during the absence of tbe editor.—Long Beach Eye. , If It war with Spain will bring our fool legislators to their senses, for God's sake let us have It, and have it quickly.— Stockton Mail. Getting Scared Already Already Los .Angeles/ oounty la be ing stirred up from a Btpnbuoan stand point preparatory to the gubernatorial campaign. The Republicans should stand united, but to do bo great cars must be taken ln the selection of a lead er.—Santa Monica Outlook. How He Knew He Had Lost Her Deep gloom and recklessness strug gled for supremacy on the expressive countenance of the young man. He fiercely rejected the cup of soothing tea nls sister pressed upon him. "It's all up," he announced. "I saw her with that blamed fool, Peters, again today." "Really, that amounts to nothing, my dear boy," said hie sister sympatheti cally. "A girl may be seen with a dozen men without being engaged to them." "They're engaged all right enough," snarled the unhappy swain. "Why, they were shopping together." "No matter," persisted the encourag ing young woman. "No matter. Don't you give her up—lf you really like her, as I'm sure I don't see why you should, for If ever" — . "Marlon! Kindly refrain from discus sing Her!" "All right;. I will. But I was only go ing to say that you'll be a foolish boy It you give her up Just because you hap pened to see her with that fool Peters' in a shop." "They're engaged. I could see that," persisted the unhappy one. "How could you? Was It a Jeweler's? Was he fitting rings to her fingers?" "No! It was much worse. It was a stove store, and they were pricing gas ranges. Now do you believe?" And the skeptical sister announced her entire conversion to the engagement theory.—New York Journal. The Rights of City Dogs Two savage dogs set upon a citisen in the public streets and terribly lacerated' him. A policeman was sustained by hla captain ln refusing to shoot the dogs. That ls, a dog has greater latitude ln New Tork city than a man has, which la by no means an unfamiliar police theo ry.—New York World. Proven by an Adage His Lordship—We have a different sense of humor from you Americana. ' And it's really better, don't you know. She—Tea, he who laughs last laughs) beet.—Life. 'Twas at a German iupper, He struck the guests all dumb, For he said with glee, "Pray pardon mo, . The wurs.t.ls yet to come." | —Louisville Times.