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The Herald JBr* The Herald Publishing Company WILLI Afi A. SPALDING, President and General Manager. 11l SOUTH BROADWAY Editorial department. Telephone 156. Business office, Telephono 217. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION Dally, by carrier, per month 5 75 Dally, by mall, one year 9 00 Dally, by mall, six months 4 50 Dally. by mail, three months ! 25 Sunday Herald, by mall, one year 2 00 Weekly Herald, by mail, one year 1 00 POSTAGE RATES ON THE HERALD 4S pages 4 cents 22 pages 2 cents Or. pages 3 cents 2S pages 2 cents 14 pages 2 cents IS pages 2 cents 32 pages 1 cent EASTERN AGENTS FOR THE HERALD A. Frank Richardson, Tribune building. New York; Chamber of Commerce build ing. Chicago. LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD SWORN STATEMENT CIRCULATION State of California, County of Los Ange les.— ss. L. Id. Holt, superintendent o! circulation of the Los Angeles Daily Herald, being first duly sworn. Scposes and says: Tnat for the five months from February 1, 1597. to June 30. 1597 (inclusive), the total circu lation of the said Dally Herald was 1,290,636 copies, being nil averngc dully circula tion of MJO-4. That the week-day circulation during the above time was 1.071.567. being n dally u-ernge of 8:>0U coiiiea. That the Sunday circulation during the Sbcve time was 210.059, beln?: on average for each Sunday ot 10,431. L. M. HOLT. Superintendent of Circulation. Subscribed and sworn to before rae this 19th day of July. 1697. FRANK J. COOPER, Notary Public in and for the County ot Los Angeles. State of California. SUNDAY, DECEMBER SO, IH!>7. HERALD'S HOLIDAY EDITIONS We publish today the* first of two special holiday editions. Today's issue preserve* the general and varied Interest of the Bun* flay Herald, reflects the joyful spirit of tho season, an In a measure portrays the re markably steady and consistent growth Which has characterized another year in the life of Los Angeles. The New Year's number, to be publish? 1 next Sunday. January 2. 1898, will be of B*ill greater value to the Southern CaUfor nian, who appreciates the privilege of his circumstances and Is anxious that, they Should he revealed to others. Xext Sun day's issue will contain a number of inval uable articles on the native wealth of the land we live In. Well known experts will write of the many and varied resources and industries of Southern California, tvhile every district of importance will receive individual representation. A. large amount of advertising space In the issue of the 2d prox. ha 3 already been contracted for. and business men wlil (io well to r-:cog"nize the opportu nity in sulflcient time to secure good posi tions. FUTURE OF LOS ANGELES Los Angeles is destined to become a maritime city of no insignificant pro portions, but its progress will necessar ily be slow. Blr.ce full recognition will wuit upon the building of the Nicarag- canal in the one Instance and thi completion of the deep sea harbor at Han Pedro in the other, both dependent upon government aid and subject to proverb ial government delays and hindrances. | Both will come in time, and with the Joint achievement will be inaugurated a 1 new era in the commerce of the city as well as of the country at large. A sum mary of the enormous possibilities that ' will then be within reach of Los Angeles j would seem visa.nary, and yet we be lieve they will ultimately exceed the most sanguine hopes now cherished. Hut what of the interim? Is nothing lo be done while this is being brought about? Are we to sit down and supine-! ly wait for the coming sunshine? That' will surely not be wise or creditable, Without extraordinary effort we can easily double the population ..f the eltj In the meantime. We can continue to Improve and beautify it. We can build better roads, add to the attractiven iss of the parks, push rapid transit Into thi suburbs, seek new outlets for our prod ttcts, encourage railway construction Into the virgin northeast and southwest and give all possible encouragement t• ■ > the investment of capital in industrial' undertakings. There is a field here f,.;- Innumerable small industries requiring but the min imum of power, the raw material for which can be produced In abundance] here at home, and the products of which, better protected by the cum nt railway schedules than they would be by dis criminative duties, would find a ready and remunerative market in the homes of Southern California. Pny rolls are, j after all, the most potent factor In the I building up of cities, and tho fact should ever be k"pt In sight by those most con cerned In the future progress and pros perity of L"S Angeles. Paris is one of the great manufacturing cities of tin world, und yet giant smokestacks are scarcely at all in evidence there. We should at least endeavor to do more in the way of canning and evap .rating our' own fruit. We might find profit in the manufacture of glass and paper. We| should work up the hides that are now j, shipped out and returned to us in shoes and belting. The offal of our slaughter houses could be transformed from a lia bility to a resource were a little capital invested in its conversion Into commer cial Chemicals. The field of productive energy is wide and constantly expand ing. It is the part of wisdom to dis cover and utilize the resources with which this region has been so singularly favored by nature. The ships will come by and by. Not even a secretary of war can stop them. MORALS IN THE SCHOOLS. That great progress has been made during the past two decades in educa tional methods in vogue In our public schools will not be gainsaid. A visit to any division ot the schools of this city and casual inspection of the curriculum and methods employed will speedily re move any skepticism that may be en tertained upon that point. They are in I striking contrast with those Which the average adult recalls in his or her own experience. But that they are perfect or beyond easy Improvement along rational lines will not be maintained, even by the more enlightened instructor.: or students [ who are giving their best thoughts and energies to popular education. In reviewing the recent progress in educational work It is not difficult to detect a gradual departure from the ancient ideals, a growing con tempt for the "cramming" process, a higher appreciation of the benefits of intellectual expansion, unhampered by too rigid adherence to text-book dogmas, and more earnest solicitude for the mor al well-being of the child, an essential to the highest achievement in education so often overlooked. There are teachers and teachers, but it does not follow thai a first-grade certificate really entitles i person to teach. The possession of learn ing sufficient to enable a person to ans wer correctly certain Interrogatoriei which an examiner may deem an ade quate test of fitness is not all that is re quired. "A great teacher." impressive ly remarks a distinguished educator "must have a great character. We al want a pure, upright woman in charge o our children, rather than'a bright Beck;. Sharp." The successful and prizeO teacher of today and next year is the on< who has the highest appreciation of tht dignity of her mission, the one who is ever seeking the loftiest ideals, the one who fully appreciates the responsiblllt) assumed for the moral as well as the in tellectual well-being nnd progress ol those committed by trusting fathers am' confiding mothers to her charge during the greater portion of their waking hours, th*- one who feels that she is evel regarded by her pupils as a model and a guide, and who is thoroughly Impressed with the importance of the Influence of example upon their lives and charac ters. The necessity for guarding tu morals in the public schools is esteemec of greater importance than progress ir the acquisition of learning by no less distinguished an educator and moralis than Dr. Edward Everett Hale. who. i; a recent address to an educational asso ciation in New York, made use of those forceful remarks: high moral principle even at the expense of teaching. The great danger with the management of a big machine is al ways that the work of the machine Is more thought of than the results. The thought of than its results in character. Two hundred and fifty years ago, when Harvard was founded, the nine boys of the first class nailed on the door one hundred theses that they would adhere to. Every one of those theses has been proved wrong. But what does rant boys were turned out nine fine, Christian gentlemen. The cola ge di plomas testify first to a man's fitness to speak in public, s> coml to Tils ability to be a professor. They say nothing of whether he Is an honorable gentle man, or ready to die for his country. There is only one exception to this— West Point, where there are two stand ards, one for mathematics and one for character. Fortunately a healthy intellectual growth is not inconsistent with or an tagonistic to wholesome and vlgord'n development of moral character. They are to be considered as interdependent. nut the significance of Dr. Hale's sug gestion is that if one must be neglected or sacrificed, it should not Ik- the moral side. CIVIL SERVICE LAWS Whin considerlnganappointment Jef ferson Inquired: "Is the applicant hon est; is he capable; is h - faithful to the constitution?" Thes-r queries are the bases of all good civil service laws. The country wants honest and capable men in public office, and those who are not only faithful to the fundamental law, but who will do th-_:r utmost to promote those who ?■ i: appointive places. The requirement in civil service laws that applicants shall submit to compet itive examination is useful. It Is the best way for finding qualities, except ac publlc duties. Permanency of tenure is a good feature, as it '.caves officials to an extent Independent In forming and expressing opinions upon public leal action. Taking patronage out of the hands of party managers and dictators deprives them of a power that has been used to the demoralization of our poli tics, ami detriment of the public si r viee. Under the spoils system it is the practice to bestow offices for party "V machine work, and the more detestable that work is the greater the compensa tion. The spoils system is money saving to manipulators of nominations and elections, lor If they cannot reward for Services rendered in dispensing patron SLOS ANGELES HERALD* SUNDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 26, 1897 age they must take the money out of their own pockets or go out of business. There should be state and municipal civil service laws as well as federal. In all the states and cities the spoils sys tem prevails; more unblushingly In some than in others. Frauds and cor ruption in state elections have been bad enough, but they have been greater In municipal elections. Clerk Duckworth in our last assembly weighted down the pay roils to compensate for services ren dered the members, who were elected to guard the public interests, and became particeps criminls in plundering the public treasury. Mayors and councilmen are not Infrequently elected through the efforts of ward heelers, who are after wards given important subaltern posi tions Which they have neither the capac ity nor integrity to fill acceptably to the public, (loud civil service rules rigidly enforced would remove the stigma that often rests upon our local governments. Were the spoils system displaced by the Jeffersonlan policy, a source of cor ruption would still remain, which is the expenditure of money to elect men to office w ho arc willing to serve corpora tions and trusts to the detriment of the general interests. How to prevent this has been the study of reformers. Enactment of punitory statutes has been resorted to. but as just men have devised bail men have invented tin means of evasion. The race between the two classes, in the language of the turf, has been neck ami neck. It is easier to break over than to erect a wall. Enactment and enforcement of penal statutes are necessary, but something more is required, which is development of a sentiment that in public employ ment there should be the same integrity as in private business. Th.' whole people should resolve them selves Into a civil service commission and make a thorough examination of all ; candidates lor their suffrages. Were j this done there would not be such sick ening scandals as have been disclosed lv the school board of this city. The trouble is that good men stay at home and let ward bummers nominate for them, and then they go to the polls and vide for their respective party tickets. Partisanship has had hurtful influ ence, especially through the idea that exposure of official offenders will hurt i party, anel hence there exists a disposi tion to cover up misdoings or to let I the perpetrators off lightly when de [ teemed. The theory that seeks to pro mote party success through good work lor the public is the correct one, and when that becomes the governing prin ciple in party strategy we will have lit tle need for statutes to punish for offi cial or political offenses and little cause for finding fault with the management of public affairs. OF THE FRENCH FRENCHY. Th-» municipal authorities of Pari have already decided to name a (tree for Alphonse Daudet, whose obsequie have only just been held. A very prett; and useful custom is that of the French ■•f commemorating the deeds of their he roes, of peace and of war, by the nam ing of streets and parks and bridges fo them. Thus is the history of the natioi kept prominently and suggestively ii the public eye. Inspiring adults to emula tion, youth to admiration and inquiry So long has this custom been in vogm in th>- French capital that the names ol the street corners furnish a fairly com plete Index to the long and thrillingl; interesting history of the; country as kingdom, empire and republic. Every turn in the visitor's progress through avenues and boulevards awakens mem ories of French triumphs on land and sea, of achievements in the realms of arts, letters and science, history, verse and song. In an hour's drive he may thus be reminded of the part played in that history by Lafayette, Hoche, Kle ber, Haussman, Lenoir, Victor Hugo. Lamartine, Joan of Arc, St. Phil lip dv Ruhle, St. Louis, Constantino, Louis Phillipe, St. Charles, St. Michel, Dumas, D'Antin, Auber, Balzac, Berri. McMahon, Ca Bsimer-Perrlerand perhaps a hundred others with fame as great and lasting; and if one looks in vain for re minders of Waterloo or Oravelotte and Sedan, he will yet admire the French people for so studiously concealing their skeletons and in nourishing memories of Aust-rlitz, Solferlno, the Alma und and in keeping before then .yos. in th» names of great converging thoroughfares, the instructive lessons ni' Fourth September and Twenty-ninth July. Hut. even as th'- worki of her greatest artists are forbidden a place in the Louvre until after their authors have been dead for a decade, so must the illus trious Frenchman wait until hi- has paid the debt of nature before his name may decorate the page of nomenclature of street and place and park and porte of the beautiful capital. The other world may soon forget Daudet. but the successive generation? who shall pess to and fro from wall to wall and porte to porte will be kept in remembrance of his nam" and his works. FASTING AND TALKING. The attf mpt of a young woman in th' least to live sixty days without eating is not attracting very much attention. Per haps it is because the Idea is not new. Fasting has been a recognised and well defined sport ever since Doctor Tanner deprived himself of sustenance for th" scriptural period of forty days. Him " ithat time the doctor's effort has several times been excelled) and tin- general public has lost much of its Interest In such feats. Indeed, the capacity of the human body to endure deprivation und hardship Is, under certain conditions, practically unlimlti d. The recent bicy cle brutality In New Yorl< city has shown that men can go six days and Bights J with but a few hours' s!""p. j it is possible that if the young woman I mentioned had entered u,po<i an attempt to go sixty days without talking, her effort WOUtd have attracted a much larger share of public attention. There have been Instances where members of the gentler sex have refrained from In dulging in the exercise of their conver sational powers for long periods, but it has always been apparent that talking has been with them a luxury rather than a necessity. However, it Is too late for the young woman to switch off, and here's wishing her success and a good appetite when she is through with her self-imposed task. Perhaps Colonel Charlotte Smith of New Jersey could be IdUCed to consider the anti-talk feat. BEARDED WOMEN A German scientist declares that the "new woman" will have a beard some time in the remote future! Another sa vant writes that the theory is by no means new. He says, in Natural Science, that if It Is not definitely stated by Dar win in his "Descent of Man," it is an ob vious conclusion from what is then stated: The appearance of the beard In Homo Is qutte analogous to lhat of herns in other animals; and just as horns have apparently been acquired by the fe males of certain species, by what may be called "inherited transfusion" from the males, so will beards be obtained in time by the future females of Home. This is an awful aspect of the case am! one worthy the serious and scientific consideration of the protagonists of tin "new woman" school ol' progress, The mild demand of the Federation of Labor for the "reasonable restriction of I immigration" is calculated to weaken I rather than bolster up the measure now before congress, which failed of passage at the last session. Organized labor ap pears to have modified its views mate rially upon this question within the past year, for what reason is not apparent. Formerly imported foreign labor was responsible for most of the ills lhat be set the toiler in this country. It has probably been discovered that falling prices and other incidents of the change from a double to a single standard are the real underlying causes of industrial depression and wage reduction. Local business continues to improve as the end of the calendar year ap proaches. The showing of 36 per cent increase over the same week last year is exceeded by only seven of the fifty five cities whose clearings an- reported by Bradstreet's. Los Angeles will con tinue to be strongly in evidence among the progressive cities of the country. Dr. Carl Schlatter's discovery that a man can live without a stomach is timely. Had the good times brought about by the Republican party been lasting, it wouldn't have made so much difference; as it is, about ten million people in this country will be disposed to regard Dr. Schlatter in the light of a savior. In olden times troublesome brothers of reigning monarchs were sent to th • front to do battle, much as Prince Henry bus been disposed of. and in the event of their return with a conquering; army something was put in their soup. His tory sometimes repeats iself. It is not believed the promised reduc i tion in the price of typewriters will be | accomplished in time to effect the cur ; rent budgets of the great powers, which j are struggling under the load of the cost lof this modern engine of warfare. Our weary letter-carriers, with their rounded shoulders and sloping heels, are surviving testimonials to the exist ence of a Santa Claus —with a steadily ; increasing volume of business. Senator Lodge is preparing a 1)111 for the purchase of the Danish West Indiaa possessions. That Is a cheaper and manlier way than to take them with a fleet. The product of Denver cotton mills is to be placed in New England and on.the Pacific coast. And thus doea the peace ful industrial revolution go forward. The heirs of Dr. Evans are being mobilized at Havre preparatory to a move on Paris. No International com plications are seriously threatened. Where, save in Chicago, would a mon ster building like the Coliseum burn in twenty minutes'.' Greater New York has been distanced again. A sad but glorious Incident of Christ mas in Gotham was the voluntary sacri fice of one life to save others. Peace to the hero! Washington is proverbially quiet just now, but there promises to be a "hot time in the old town" before many moons. Secretary Alger might drive a bargain with Hanta Claus for the use of his dis carded reindeer till Christmas, IS9B. General William Booth shows signs of pacification. The grand army shows some Indications of indigestion. California fruit packers this year beat all previous records. And they have only fairly begun business. Conditions in this country will not seem normal until Depew und Eckles resume their vocalization. Chicago was all ablaze on Christmas. The coal trust displayed signs of dis couragement. Currant spent a good part of yester making plans for next Christmas' festivities. To the other resolutions add one not to invst a dollar in Klondike mining stocks. And now Mrs. Luetgert's brother threatens to become a national issue. The best thing Weyler can do Is to throw himself away with the Turks. Tie- president win soon have to choose between Qage and Woloott Venezuela hasn't had a cabinet crisis since yesterday. THE HERALD'S MUSE Under the Mistletoe A twisting stream, with pebbled banks am wide. Back folding: slopes, where spreading live-oaks grow. And on their gnarled branches at tin Chrlstmastide. The waxy-leaved, whlte-bernled mis tletoe. A narrow path, with many a sinuous turn Led thither from the orchard long ago And backward thro' the years my eye discern Two children, playing 'neath tho mis tletoe. Under a loW-hnng bough Madge laughing stood. And challenged me, with rosy, dimpling mouth; "Why don't you kith me, Rob, HkeCaptaln Hood Klthed I'outhhi Thuo lath night at our houth?" Before her quickly on my knees I dropped And circled with my arms her tiny self— Kissed Hps, and cheeks and brow before 1 Stoppid, For well I loved the winsome little elf. The years silpp'd by, as years are won to do: A slender school-girl she, and I a sapling youth; To us the .leys of life were ever new— The world an Eden, filled with love am truth. Once more, as 'neath the berried bough she stood, And reached aloft with covetous design Her eyes aglow, bright curls escaping from her hood, I stole a kiss from off her Hps, with mine Then how the blushes surged into hei face! A moment's space with threateningmeli she stood. Then with a bound she gave me merr> cha.se. Our shouts and footsteps 'sounding • through the wood. A lapse of years, nnd once again we two Paced through the wood, with lingering step and slow; I told her of my love, so strong and true. And claimed a kiss beneath the mistletoe Another year, nn.Hkilllng hands made gas The dear old housv we've loved slnc< long ago: When vows were said that made us one for aye, I kisse l my bride beneath the mistletoe OLIVIA BUMGARDNER. Los Angeles. December*22, 1597. Dawn on the Mountain The east Glows rid. The bird and beast Rouse up from nest and lair. Night shades released Slip into caverns deep. Thou to whom blessed sleep Came swiftly on the ragged mountains steep, Awake! Thy joyous footsteps take To the cli ar spring, hid ill the sheltering brake. The morn, The jocund morn doth scorn The lagging creatures under bush and thorn. Awake! The stirring breezes shako A million gems into tho brimming lake! ! There slake Thy morning thirst, ere mists are curling Dissolved In azure sky. Day's goldi n chariot will soon roll nigh! Awake and lift thine eyes! The snowy pine crest lies Past jaggi 1 rocks, uplifted to the skies! Bold feet Blssaying the throned seat Of sib me. Basle, midst pallid wraiths of She waits thy coming. The glad world is far; Down black abyss is hurled the thundering car Of loosened boulder: still no sound to mar The placid dream of silence on that steep I • Swift feet O'er the rough rampart leap! Sweet sleep Hath knit the frame anew! Brush from the pines the frosted drops of dew: Alone, great silence walls On lifted throne at morning's pearl-hued gates. SLYVIA LAWfION COVE'S. Mission Bells When the earth begins to waken And the eastern .sky to glow. Wafted by the winds of heaven Comes a song so sweet and low. Borne along past fig anil palm trees. Through the orange groves it swells; Clearer, louder, in all grandeur Comes the sound of mission bells. Swinging In the quaint old belfry. As if stirred by God's own hand. Scattering far the-ir deep-toned music O'er the dewy, fragrant land. Peal th-- bells their joyous tidings, Heralding this day of days. ■Wakened by the sound, the song birds Swell their throats lit joyous praise. Oh. the soul-inspiring music. BHttglng back the days gone by. Listen: ii lartheang Is singing, "Glory be to God en high." EUGENE I. CON WAV. Christmas Day God bless ibr. thoughts unspoken That pass from heart to heart; The little gift or token Tha: bids the tear drops start! The thought tha: prompts the giving, Tho' bred 'mid pain and strife— That thought makes life worth living And makes men worth the life. No matter how one names It, Nor whoso calls the name. The same Christ spirit claims it And blesses it the same. Those words of sweet endeavor To give to m"n the best Have ever and shall ever Spread peace, good will and rest. And still ndown lie-ages, Past aeons of ib-eay. t Pink babes and hoary sages Shall join Io bless the day. S.\ I >11-7 IIOWM A X METCALF. Kingman, Ariz. Tea the Curse of Thibet The Times of India deciars that tea drinking Is th" curse of Thibet. "The peo ple," It says, "have such an Insatiable crav ing for the beverage that they will sell their homes, their flocks, their very chil dren, to procure it. If ever an apostle ap pears In Thili"! he will have to preach a crusade In favor of whisky drinking in or der to wean the inhabitants from the na tional vice." Took It'in Free Most Turkish towns are surrounded by walls, and officials are usually stationed at the gates to collect a tax on everything that eomi.s In for sale. A recent traveler tells a story of a peasant who wanted to take a cheese into town for sale, but find ing that the tax was beyond his parse, "he sat down and ale the cheese, where upon he was allowed to take it in free." A Paper Bicycle A paper bicycle has Invaded the field. One of them, owned by a bicycle agent, Is in use In London. Paper liber, similar to that sometime* used In the manufacture of railway carriage wheels, Is employed tor tubing, and Is as strong as any In use. A factory Is said to be contemplated for the production of bicycles of this sort. Broken Lots °^~=r ■ ■ Clothing conMr \ Commencing Monday Morning . . . And up until the breaking dawn of the New Year, we will make every effort to close out all Broken Lots in our Men's Furnishing Goods Department and all odd garments in our Men's and Boys' Clothing Depart ments. This includes all Suits or Overcoats where there are one or two of a kind left. The prices we will name may just suit what is left of your . . Christmas Fund _ 201-203-20S-207-209 West First St. Olenwood Ranges \ W M.iJe in all the desirable Styles and Sizes, to use either Wood or W 0 Coal. Complete In every detail, havin? all the Modern Improve- f # ments to be found on the highest-grade cooking apparatus are 0 m acknowledged the best ever offered to the public. m \ W. C. FURREY CO., Sole Agents \ 4 157-101 North Spring; Street g) I>CK>OOCK>C^O<>CKX>CK>OOOOOO<X>OC«C>C^^ 5 At I""* . a s~* Our stock ot medium and X <? Akron r urn it tire Co.. ww-priced Furniture & % $ <J ■ a S HI IIHMI V Vt>» complete. Speclsl attea- X p "™^^"™™ — "™""""™~^ mmmmmmmmm •— t ion |,iy aa to furnishing X 5 homes where KXCKLLE>'CK Is desired At RMAZ.L KXPKNSR. X g Telephone Main 1146. AKRON FURNITURE CO., 441 S. Mala St. g <^o<>oooo<><>o<KH>OCfCX>o^ Consumption Cured.. DR. W. HARRISON BALLARD Will remove Jan. Ist to Af\/\ (timenn It I ,-w-L- i.'or Spring and Third 9tt, 115',. S. Spring St. **UU DIULK, Angeles.tJal. WANTED BOTH In the Highlands of Scotland tho church attendance on stormy days Is rather small. One minister recently finding himself on a boisterous Sunday confronted with but one solitary uuditor, who happened to bo a gruff, outspoken character, took him into his eonfidenee with a view to propi tiate him. "Will I go on with the .ser mon. John?" John, gruffly: "Of ooorae." Qettlng into the pulpit and leaning over it, he asked; ".Will I give you the Gaelic ser mon or the English one?" John, more gruffly still: "Hie s balth; ye're well paid lor '!." Los Angeles and San Francisco The metropolis of Southern California Is rapidly gaining on the one northward, if we may credit a. ; l we read in newspapers. For I JcampOe. the increase of Christmas busi le ss at the Los- Angeles postofflce. n.« com pared with last year.ls twenty per cant. Then we have the statement oai the au thority of "one of the mall clerks in the San Francisco office" that the buslni ss of .lhat office shows a decrease of forty per cent. We should not be Inclined to accept the unsupported testimony of that mall clerk, but there Is no question about the growth of business in Los Angeles. South ern California had good cause to feel proud ot* its metropolis.—RedKsnds Facts. An Oregon Hermit Blxty-four-y ear-old Peter Hello, a Nor wegian, who came to the United States at the age of 14. lives now as a hermit In a hut he built on a small clearing on Lake creek. Lone county. Ore., seventeen years ago, and although he receives an income from a farm In tli" east. In- spends no penny, it is said, that he can avoid spend ing. The underbrush has grown so high about his hovel that, although th" place Is but a few rods from a high road, it U sahl that If he died there he might He for months undiscovered. The Greeks Increasing According to the latest statistics, the population of Greece Is Increasing more rapidly than that of any other country, namely, at the rate of 1.87 per cent per annum. Compared with France, which is only 0.12, this Increase will, if not checked, constitute a problem which will be as dif ficult to solve as the reorganization of tho Greek finances. Portable Elevator A handy portable elevator for raising packages from wagons to the second story of a building has a supporting ladder car rying a sliding frame, which is raised and lowered by a derrick mounted under the ladder, an adjustable platform being mounted on the frame, which can be .set level when the ladder Is at any angle. The World's Newspaper Output Tho total number of copies of newspa pers printed throughout the world In one year Is 12.fKK),(H)0,«iO. To print—these re quires 781.240 tons of paper, or 1,682,480,000 pounds, while It would take the fastest press In London 388 years to print a single year's edition, which would produce a stack of'papers nearly BO miles high. Acknowledging the Corn Gullible farmers of Allen county. Ohio, have been bunkoed by aswindler whio went through the country exhibiting an enor mous ear of corn, from which he sold choice kernels at choice prices for seed. The ear was made from several smaller ears, care fully cut up and Ingeniously glued together In tho natural form of a big ear. How Cactus Whisky Is Made The Apaches of Southern Arizona make whisky from the sap of a small species of cactus. They cut out the hearts of the plants, resembling little cabbages, and In the cup-shS'Ped receptacles left behind the sap accumulates. From th's sap they dls i'l the famous mescal, which drives those who drink It to sheer madness. Better Teach Him to Forget "We must teach the farmer to think," declares one of the officials of the agricul tural department. He will be performing a greater service to the present adminis tration If he will but impart to the farmer the art of forgetting.—New York Journal. Unlucky Dreyfus Unfortunately Captain Dreyfus Is not In a position to take advantage of the large amount of free advertising he Is at present receiving. Press. CALIFORNIA OPINION In n Quandary The Sun is In a quandary as to whether it i» the victim of a oast- of mistaken iden tity, or the object of designing politicians. It Is In receipt of a note from U. S. Orant, | jr., who Is supposed to be a candidate for , United Stab s senator, and in the note that gentleman is profuse In his thanks for the kindly mention of his name. In a certain Issue of this paper, Inasmuch as no such notice appeared on the date la question, or on any other day, we have to admit that the profusion of thanks mentioned belongs to some one else.—Sun Bernardino Bun* Landmarks and Fossils More Landmark clubs- are springing up throughout California, A few Fossil CttUbs would be a good Idea. too. There ure siane rare old specimens to be found In the different towns of the state, and they can always be located whenever any public enterprise Is planned. They don't like to go around with the world—they would rather stand still and let It move uway from them.—Oakland Tribune. Publish the Pension List The News believes the names of all pen sloners should be published In ihelocaMtlea In which they reside. It proved efficacious to have tht- names of our county wards pub | llshed. All. or most, of the unworthy ones were weeded out the moment their names were known,. It would he the same with the pensioners or wards of the national government.—Santa Uarbara News. A Thrust at Pasadena The lirst moonshiners In California were captured recently In Los Angeles county. [There is nothing remarkable übout thlsex- Icept that the still was located only a few .miles from the Puritanic town of Pasa .dena.—Sacramento lieu. Referred to Senator Wolcott The Fresno Republican begs leave to In form the Stockton Mall that Secretary [(■age is not the Republican party. Jesse. But he seems to be bossing its financial j policy with great success.—Stockton Mali. So Is China ! Haytl is anxiously looking around to sco I from What direction the next brick is likety Ito come.—San Francisco Post. Discrimination in Art A person who recently attended an art exhibition has drawn up a ret of rules to enable the novice to know what kind of a picture he is looking at. He says that If a painter paints the sky gray and the grass brown he belongs to the old school. If he paints the sky blue and the grass green he belongs to the realistic school. If he palntl the sky green and the grass blue the belongs to the lmpr. sslonlstlo school. If he paints the sky yellow and the grass purple he Is a colorist. If he paints the sky black and the grass ihml he is an artist of great decorative tal ent, and may make posters It he perse veres.—Musical Courier. Kipling's Grip The Academy tells a story of Mr. Kip ling when he was a lad. He went on a sea voyage with his father, Bockwood Kip ling, the artist. Soon after the vessel was under way Lcokwood Kipling went below, leaving the boy on deck. Presently there was a great commotion overhead, and one of tho ship's officers rushed down and banged at Mr. Kipling's door. "Mr. Kip ling," he cried, "your boy has crawled out on the yardarm, and If he lets go he'll drown." "Yes." said Mr. Kipling; "glad to know that nothing serious was the mat ter; but he won't let go." Proposed Pardon of McKane If Governor Black should heed the re peated pleas for pardon of John Y. Mc- Kane— the latest of which was made yes. terday—he will disappoint his friends, strike a serious blow at the sanctity of the ballot, and render practically valueless the most wholesome lesson to political criminals ever taught In an individual case In this state.—New York Mall and Ex press. Tailless Cats The Manx cat Is not the only tallies* variety. In the Crimea Is found another kind of eat which has no tall. The domes ticated Malay eat has a tall that Is only about one-half the usual length, and very often It Is tied by nature In a kind of knot which cannot be straightened out.