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The Herald Publishing Company
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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD
•WORN STATEMENT CIRCULATION
State of California, County of Los Ange
les —ss.
L. M. Holt, superintendent of circulation
of the Los Angeles Dally Herald, being
first duly sworn, deposes and says: That
for the five months from February 1, 1897.
to June W. 1897 (Inclusive), the total circu
lation of the said Dally Herald was 1,290,635
copies, being an averafe dally circula
tion at 8004.
That the week-day circulation during the
above time was 1,071,667. being a dally
•veraa-e of 8300 copies.
That the Sunday circulation during the
above time was 119,069, being an average
far each Bandar of 10.431.
L. M. HOLT,
Superintendent of Circulation.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
tlth day ot July, 1897.
FRANK J. COOPER.
Notary Public In and for the County of
Lot Angeles. State of California.
FRIDAY, DF.CKMBKK 31, 1897.
OUR NEW YEAR'S EDITION
There is doubtless more inquiry about
Southern California at present than at
any previous time in its history. People
(eem to be actually hungry for Informa
tion, and It seems almost Impossible to
fully supply tho demand.
Some people want to know about olive
growing; others about oranges and lemons;
(till others desire information regarding
the mines, or about the various cities. The
climate, the soil and the people of South
ern California and all that concerns them
are alike of interest all over the union,
and facts and figures, presented in con
cise and Intelligible form, are wanted.
It Is seldom that diversified information
Of this character is obtainable In one publi
cation. It Is proper, therefore, to call at
tention to the forthcoming New Year's
edition of The Herald, which will appear
next Sunday. A partial table of contents
Of this edition appears elsewhere in this
Issue. An admirable feature of the publi
cation Is that it will be wrapped ready for
mailing, so that lt may be dispatched with
the least possible trouble and loss of time.
Those who have friends in the east desir
ous of learning the facts about Southern
California can do no better than to send
them a copy of the New Year Herald. It
will fill the bill exactly.
PROVIDENCE AND POLITICS
The United States has prospered dur
ing the year In spite of Itself, and by
this we mean that a large measure of
prosperity has come to lfthrough agen
cies quite Independent and beyond con
trol of people or government. The most
abundant yield of cereals in the history
of the land has been realized, simultane
ously with partial and complete failures
In those countries which ordinarily con
tribute very largely of their surplus to
the feeding of industrial Europe. Out
farmers have thus not only gathered
abundant harvests, but have found mar
kets at materially advanced figures,
which has enabled them to clear off
mortgage obligations to the extent of
several hundred millions. It has given
them the wherewithal to repair and re
plenish their farms, and left in their
pockets a surplus for clothing and some
luxuries for their families not enjoyed
for many a year.
But beyond this favorable coincidence
of abundant crops at home and famine
elsewhere, events that were neither pro
duced nor continued by governmental
policies, the people of this country have
little to felicitate themselves upon. Un
der ordinary conditions of liberal trade
regulations the enormous crop would in
Itself be sufficient to diffuse activity into
all channels of trade, and render all
classes of our people prosperous and
happy; for it has come to be a recog
nized coincidence that "when the far
mers are prosperous everybody thrives."
The element of repressive and re
strictive legislation, tentative during
the first half of the year, but which sub
sequently speedily maternlized, came in
to reverse the proverbial contritions, to
check the natural growth of activity, and
limit the usufruct of the- blessings which
Providence had showered upon us.
Debts were indeed canceled to an
enormous aggregate; but the cash, in
stead of finding its way back into do
mestic trade, manufactures and com
merce, simply went to swell the surplus
of capitalists In the reserve centers,
from which it has steadily refused to
emerge, much of it seeking Investment
In British securities, at tho London rate
Of interest, In preference to taking the
chances of falling values In a country
that has made a tariff to suit the trusts,
and which is seeking to enact a financial
policy to the liking of the bankers.
Eliminate the element of extraordi
nary crops at home and the failure of
crops abroad, a coincidence that may
not to the same extent occur again tn a
decade, and the net result would be a
repetition of the record of 1896, a rec
ord of unrequited labor in all branches
of productive Industry, stagnation in
building, depression in trade and falling
prices.
This Is scarcely what was promised by
the prophets of tariff and currency re
form. Their much vaunted customs
law was speedily to yield sufficient reve
nues for als of the operations of the
government, relieving all doubt upon
that score, and completely restoring
confidence; but even in this primary
object has the new act utterly failed.
Compared with the much abused Wilson
law, it has produced, from August 1 to
date, seven millions less of revenue, to
wit: Wilson law, $118,943,000; Dingley
law, $111,880,000. Promises are renewed
each week of better results, but tho
trust-made law stubbornly refuses to
fill the gap in the revenues. Thus for
the first nineteen days in December is
this exhibit made: Wilson law, $17,
--392,000; Dingley law, $17,434,000.
On the other hand, the expenditures of
the government for the fiscal year 1897,
compared with the same period last
year, show an excess of $10,000,000, with
no likelihood of a material decrease
through the lopping off of Items from
appropriation bills by congress, to meet
the curtailed revenue. The deficit in
revenues on August 1, 1896, was $13,618,
--000, against $11,430,000 on August 1, 1897.
The administration is being driven to
extremities to decrease the shortage, and
has realized abnormal receipts from
internal revenue taxation by liberally
construing the law as to the whisky tax.
Thus has something like seven million
dollars' Increase been secured by per
mitting whisky to be bottled In bond,
a stimulus to the traffic that can only
have transitory results. Some manip
ulation of figures has also been resorted
to, In order that the real deficit may not
be disclosed. Thus has Secretary Gage
carried to the credit of miscellaneous
cash the proceeds of the sale of the
Union Pacific railroad, aggregating $36,
--942,052. Instead of to the sinking fund
for the redemption of the bonds of the
road maturing January 1. This will re
quire an outlay of $29,904,593. Cash is
thus erroneously debited with thlrty-slx
millions, while the payment upon the
bonds will not be included In the ex
penditures for January.
This sort of jugglery may answer the
present purposes of the administration,
but there will be no lasting comfort in
lt. Congress cannot be deceived, and the
indications now are that before the pres
ent session ends the president will be
compelled to admit the failure of his
revenue measures, and ask for such re
vision as will bring the receipts some
where near the expenditures.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
The building of the railroad from Kra
mer to Johannesburg and Randsburg,
although a comparatively small under
taking in itself, meant a great deal for
the nourishing young mining district of
Southern California; but Its influence
and Importance cannot stop there.
Looming up In the distant background,
but still substantial In Its prospect, Is
the great Salt Lake railroad project that
is certain to be consummated sooner or
later.
But we need not wait for the building
of the Salt Lake railroad, lt appears, for
the extension of the usefulness of the
new Johannesburg line. Yesterday's
Herald confirmed the report that this
road is to be extended to the borax
mines, and then on to Keeler, a total dis
tance of 110 mils.
The building of this extension would
accomplish two things—lt would restore
to Los Angeles a large tributary com
mercial territory lost to this city some
time ago by the building of Central Pa
cific connections, and It would give the
new owners of the Central Pacific—when
that road is sold under government fore
closure—a direct line to Los Angeles and
Southern California Independent of the
Southern Pacific.
It is by no means certain, of course,
who the new owners of the Central Pa
cific will be. ' Mr. Huntington is not
accustomed to hold his possessions
lightly, and the Central Pacific may not
be lost to him when It is sold. Still, strat
egy in railroad operations, as well as in
war, partakes of the quality of anticipa
tion to a very large degree; and the man
who waits a few years longer to gain
vantage ground in the matter of the Pa
cific railroads will have lost his oppor
tunities.
The exact status of the Union Pacific
rerirganization is not yet clear. There
are a great many interests represented
in the new directorate, and the controll
ing power has not yet been made mani
fest in a practical manner. Still, a
Chicago and Northwestern man Is the
new head of the Union Pacific; and the
Vanderbllt interest is closely allied with
both the lines named.
FINANCIAL FAIRY TALES
Secretary Gage's proposed bill for a
gold standard is entirely consistent with
his record on the money question. He
has always been a gold standard man.
His whole life has been devoted to fos
tering banking institutions, and he has
studied the money question from a
banker's standpoint. In the last cam
paign he repeatedly declared from the
platform and elsewhere that the only
safe currency was the single gold stand
ard. President McKlnley was well aware
of his record at the time he appointed Mr.
Gugp secretary of the treasury. And
there can be no doubt that his appoint
ment was demanded by the bankers.
It may be a little difficult for our Re
publican brethren to reconcile this pro
posed gold plan with Republican plat
form and promises. It must be extremely
embarrassing to the western brethren
LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 31, 1897
to accept this new faith with all Its In
genious sophistries.
It is not long since these same brethren
were loudly declaiming and frequently
resolving against the gold standard and
In favor of both gold and silver. A lit
tle later they reluctantly subscribed to
the doctrines laid down at the council
of St. Louts. And now St. Gage, for the
administration, has promulgated a new
and third doctrine, and the faithful must
either bend their knees In meek sub
mission or be excomunlcated.
It is fortunate for the people, however,
that the mask of hypocrisy has been
thrown aside and that the administration
has committed itself to a policy which
was conceived long before the election
but which was artfully suppressed until
the votes of millions of citizens had
been secured. The people will not here
after vote for a single gold standard un
der the guise of Utopian International
bimetallism. As long since prophesied,
International bimetallism is a dream,
and the dreamers have gone to the prom
ised land and returned with the fruit of
fairy tales.
The Issue henceforth will be between
the single gold standard and the money
of the constitution, and when this issue
is squarely and fairly presented to tho
American people, the upholders of con
stitutional money will not vote in vain.
CARING FOR THE STREETS
The annual report of Street Superin
tendent Drain is especially suggestive
in its recommendations regarding the
care of the streets. The condition of the
streets, in both the paved and unpaved
districts has been very unsatisfactory
for a long time, and there seems little
prospect of substantial improvement so
long as the present system is maintained.
Mr. Drain contends that the street
sprinkling, street sweeping and all work
done on the thoroughfares belong to the
street department, and should, therefore,
come under the supervision of the street
superintendent. In this way the exist
ing division of responsibility would be
avoided, and the Inference is of course
that better results would be obtained.
Hand sweeping in the leading busi
ness streets is another recommendation
that the business men In particular and
the public generally have already hear
tily supported. The question has been
thoroughly ventilated of late, and would
have undoubtedly been carried Into ef
fect had not the matter of increased ex
pense cut such a figure as to render the
adoption of the plan impossible. The
city spends $20,000 for street cleaning,
and If Mr. Drain can provide a plan
whereby efficient service can be obtained
without increased expenditure he will be
voted a genuine public benefactor.
The superintendent recommends a pre
caution that The Herald has frequently
urged, when he protests against the
tearing up of the paved streets by per
sons and corporations which fail to re
store them to their previous condition.
This form of neglect Is largely respon
sible for the present miserable condi
tion of the paved streets, and it is an evil
that may easily be avoided. Everybody
who tears up the street should be re
quired to take out a permit and to put
the street In as good condition as lt was
before.
Los Angeles has grown very rapidly,
and it has been impossible for public
improvements and regulations to keep
pace with the city's Increase. The time
has come, however, when our affairs
must be conducted upon a business and
metropolitan basis if the requirements
of a modern city are to be fulfilled.
THE SCHOOL BOARD'S DESTINY
The city council yesterday elected C. J.
Kubach to the board of education from
the Seventh ward, to succeed J. F. Adams
of unsavory memory. The selection is of
course only temporary. The voters of
the Seventh ward will hold a special elec
tion early in February at which a mem
ber will be chosen to serve the remainder
of Adams's term. It is understood that
Mr. Kubach will be a candidate at that
election, and he will have whatever pres
tige or the reverse that may redound to
his brief period of service. The Seventh
ward should send its best man to the
board of education when the election is
held. It cannot afford to repeat the mis
take of the last election.
Mr. Kubach has the reputation of being
o sound and substantial man of unques
tioned integrity, which advantages he
is not the least likely to depreciate by
allying himself to the Webb forces.
Confidence in the board of education
must be restored before that body can be
of any value to the community, before, in
deed, it can bo anything but a grave blot
on the city's character. The president of
the board, Dr. E. N. Mathis, sec ms to hold
the key to the situation. If he abstains
from Webb's Influence, which he should
realize can be of no material, certainly
of no spiritual value, since the "iron
hand" of the school board boss is des
tined to palsy, Dr. Mathis may not only
redeem any suspicion of alignment with
the corruptlonlsts, but will have the sat
isfaction of doing right and earning the
gratitude of the people.
Senator Tillman thinks that "all the
power of plutocracy and hell" cannot
beat Bryan in 1900. Nothing short of an
unfore seen blunder of a very serious na
ture can, in his opinion, prevent the sil
ver champion's renomination and elec
tion. Disgusted Republicans and re
pentant Democrats, to the grand aggre
gate of two millions, will reinforce the
hosts that stood for him before. Sen
ator Harris of Kansas looks for Bryan's
renomination In 1900, in response to the
universal wish of all elements opposed
to Republicanism.
The Galveston News strongly urges
the necessity of side-tracking the usual
river and harbor bill by the present con
gress In the interest of economy. When
Galveston was n suppliant for a princely
appropriation, aggregating $G,U00,000, for
the improvement of its harbor, all west
ern and southwestern Influences were
enlisted tn Its behalf, without which
success would not have been possible. A
howl for economy from that section is
just now in exceedingly bad taste.
We should like to feel that the new
year has In store for the American peo
ple some such substantial boon as the
defeat of Mark Hanna for the United
States senate, but we confess to a de
cided want of faith. He cannot be de
feated by an excess of cheap tobacco and
vulgarity wasted in the corridors of the
Nlel house.
The Associated Press is to be thanked
for Its enterprise in sending out this
morning, among other highly Important
bits of Information, the fact that Wm.
K. Vanderbllt has reappeared In society
as the leader of a cotillion party. The
Item will be found In our financial col
umn.
The enterprise of the New York Jour
nal is hardly up to the limit this week,
else It would have helped us to an later
view with the emperor of all the Chinese.
A waiting world wonders what the great
potentate, Just at this Juncture, thinks of
—rats.
The French have taken possession of
Hal Nan island. Now let hostilities be
suspended until the Spaniards, the
Dutch, the Norwegians, the Portugese,
the Persians and the Icelanders have a
chance to take an island or two.
Belief in the defeat of Hanna is mainly
confined to people who are unfamiliar
with the character of the average Ohio
Republican legislature, and the potency
of the unit of value in that state for the
conversion of sinners.
The sale of the Alaska Commercial
company's holdings to a London syndi
cate may by some be considered signifi
cant, In view of the present attitude of
Great Britain on the sealing question.
The Gerry Society of New York In
tervened to prevent a daughter of Edison
from doing a parlor dance at a charity
entertainment. The Gerry society
should go Into the hands of a receiver.
A better government for Alaska Is re
ceiving the earnest attention of tho
house committee on territories. It will
doubtless prove a robust undertaking.
Information of the conviction of bank
wreckers should be promptly forwarded
to the president. It is pretty certain to
operate as a stay of sentence.
When the City of Zion is connected by
rail with the City of the Angels, com
mercial salvation at least should be
relatively free.
Major Davis seems not to have omit
ted the Joker from the Pedro pack. Coi
ns will probably demand a new deal.
Fitzsimmons, aping the other large
powers, has issued an ultimatum. This
Is usually an instrument to gain time.
Mr. Gladstone, at 88, Is pretty vigor
ous, but has abandoned his contemplated
trip to the Klondike.
Banker Slngerly now wishes the dol
lars were a trifle more plentiful.
THE VILLAGE GENIUS
Bill Jones was a "genius," so every one
said,
A statement none cared to refute.
He had more brilliant thoughts stowed
away In his head
Than figures could ever compute.
He knew all the things of the earth and
the sky.
In wisdom he seemed to excel.
But when it came down to a hustle for pie
Bill never got on very well.
He used to write music and knew how to
draw.
Could teach any science or art;
Wa3 clever in medicine, understood law,
And had the Bible by heart.
To hear him conversing one speedily
guessed
That Bill was sharp as a tack,
Tet somehow or other he never possessed
A whole suit of clothes to his back.
Bill's genius was known and respected by
all
In the town where he used to reside:
For the rich and the poor, the great and
the small.
He served as their counsel and guide.
He was prophet and preacher to kith and
to kin.
To friend and to neighbor, until
Death called him away, when the whole
town chipped in
And bought a nice coffin for Bill.
—Nixon Waterman in L. A. W. Bulletin.
A Woman's Newspaper in Paris
The new paper. La Fronde, Is produced
entirely by women, from the editor down
to the printer's devil. The first number
had considerable success de curloslte. it
contained four long articles, the first of
Which dealt with woman's rights In no very
original fashion. Racing and similar top
ics were treated under a rubric In English,
"Sporting Notes." The tyrant man has
made bis appearance. Consultations on the
Dreyfus case were given by Zola and oth
ers. However, It was a woman who go!
the interviews. It appears that the women
compositors were willing to work on the
Fronde for $1 a day. hut told the managing
editress they must have man's wages.—
Paris letter to the New York Herald.
Not Yet Time to Laugh
William may fpenk In an ultra-theatric
tone and tho imperial admiral now on his
way to China may have rehearsed his
lines in advance, but William is no mimic
king, with a rrown from the property
room anil a tinsel sreepter. nor is the prince
of Prussita a mere missionary admiral.
The one has at his back the most powerful
military organization in the world; the
other will command a fleet of
ample strength to deal with the most war
like issues that may arise In tho troubled
cast. When the far-reaching plans of the
kaiser have been fully developed lt will be
time to laugh at and deride them.—Phila-
delphln Timesi.
Reed Looking to the Future
Tom Reed do"s not propose to be a hired
hand for the present administration, par
ticularly when he cannot help but b>e aware
that the policy of the administration Is
In many respects not favored by the ma
jority of the party, and certainly not by the
majority of the people of the United States.
Mr. Reed expects to be In the political busi
ness long after the present congress and
the present administration have passed
Into history.—Peoria Herald.
Nothing Left Worth Having
In these halcyon clays of McKlnley pros
! perlty. when the laboring man has to run
the gauntlet of tho trusrt robbers, the foot
pads generally let him go free, because
he is not worth holding' up.—Loui=vlll»
! patcfh.
THE PUBLIC PULSE
(The Herald under this heading prlnu
communications, but does not assume re
sponsibility for th* sentiment* expr**a*<l.
Correspondents are requested to cultivate
brevity a* far a* I* consilient with the
proper expression of their view*.)
▲ Word for Ex-Governor Altgeld
To the Editor of the Los Angeles Herald:
Ex-Oovernor J. P. Altgeld of liCtnol* was
a few days since the guest of the Repub
lican Silver club of this city. The Dairy
Record, In commenting thereon, censures
the club and denounces Mr. Altgeld as an
anarchist. An anarchist Is "one who ex
cites revolt or promotes disorder In a
state." What crime did Mr. Altgeld com
mit to receive that name? A few years
ago a bomb was exploded in Chicago. Sev
eral lives were lost and some property
damaged. Arrests and trials foJrowed;
some were hanged, others sent to prison for
Hfe. Years after the consensus of opinion
was that those In prison were innocent or
were little mroe than spectators at the
catastrophe mentioned. The governor was
petitioned to pardon them. Tho best men
of the state and city of Chicago signed the
petition, among the number the Hon.
Lyman Gage, secretary of the treasury.
If Governor Altgeld Is an anarchist then
every man that signed the petition Is. But
no such charge was ever made until the
late political campaign, and then lt was
worked up by the gold bug ring of the
Republican party for political effect.
In a recent issue the Chicago Inter-Ocean
says: "There would never have been any
Haymarket massacre If It had not been for
disreputable newspapers hounding the
pecple on to meat there, night after night."
I do not belong to the same line of poli
tics with Mr. Altgeld. I have known him
all his political life, and I think If he
truth Is told, as an office holder, many
might copy after him with credit to them
selves and honor to the party they repre
sent.
As to the Record's publishing an editorial
of that character. It Is not the tlrst mis
take lt has made, considering the high
position lt assumes and the very meritor
ious principles of reform lt pretends to ad
vocate. There Is great need of honest,
conscientious reform In newspapers, as In
politicians and political parties. Brains
that think, manhood with courage and a
heart of honest, conscientious convictions,
to work for all of the people. Instead of the
few. Is a want In newspaper as well as In
political circles.
C. I. SHUMWAY.
237 West Thirty-third street, city.
The Boulevard
To the Editor of the Los Angeles Herald:
Perhaps you may be able to throw some
light on a matter that has mystified some
of your rfiadera I refer to the total cessa
tion of any mention by the Los Angeles
press. Including The Herald, of the Pasa
dena boulevard.
This project was for some weeks a sub
ject of warm discussion In your columns,
and caused the expenditure of much time
and eloquence to the promoters and ad
vocates of the several! routes proposed.
Has this proposition met the fate of some
other much talked of Improvements, as for
Instance the grand tourist hotel, the Salt
Lake railroad, the ore smelter, etc.. and
has it been relegated to Innocuous desue
tude? Any Information on the subject
would be gratefully received by
AN INQUIRER.
Duarte. Cal., Dec. SOth.
(The boulevard matter has boen re
ferred to the city council and the board
of county supervisors, and Is being con
sidered by thtsm. The matter has not been
abandoned nor have the other projects
mentioned by "Inquirer." It takes time to
accomplish such enterprises, and although
delays are often long and wearisome. It Is
reasonable to expect that there is "a gcod
time coming" with regard to alt of them.
-Ed.)
Single Tax Straws
To the Eilitor oC the Los Angeles Herald:
To show hew the single tax idea is grow
ing throughout the world, notwithstanding
tho assertions of some protection newfc*
papers to the contrary, I wish to B*ive your
readers some news lately received from
England. At a meotlng of the Land Na
tionalization society of London It was:
"Resolved. That steps should be taken to
sveure for public purposes the whole of
tho unearned betterment In site values."
And also at a meeting of the London
county council a recommendation advo
cating a direct charge upon owners of site
values km approved by a vote of ~6 to 47.
The politician of any party who thinks
that the single tax wilt not soon be the
great issue In this country Willi discover
scon that he has been badly mistaken.
J. F. P.
Los Angeles, Dec. 30th.
A Repentant Gold Democrat
To the Editor of the Los Angeles Herald:
1 enclose an article from the Times-Dem
ocrat, which I fancy Is a fair sample of
the general disgust of McKlnley and his
methods now pretty prevalent throughout
the country. I am a Democrat who be
lieves In a sold standard, and I even went
so far as to vote for McKlnley last year,
but I think I have about got "filled up"
with Republicanism, and will in future
steer clear from the contaminating influ
ences of a hypocritical party, which Is
seeking to trample upon popular rights
and establish the principles of despotic
centralism. C.
December 29, 1597.
He Wants to Know
To the Editor of the Los Angeles Herald:
Will some citizen please Inform me what
there Is In the position of school director,
to which no palary is attached, to Induce
a man In moderate circumstances, who
has had the poslton once and was de
feated the second time, to run the third
time?
CITIZEN OF THE SEVENTH WARD.
Los Angeles. Dec. 30th.
In Spite of the Governed
It is an ancient American maxim, which
has, perhaps, lost some force by its fre
quent iteration, that government should
rest upon the consent of the governed.
If this country lias firmly stood for any
principle It Is for the simple doctrine thut
all rule ta usurped which the governed
have not imposed upon themselves. In
the case of Hawaii the present government
Isi a usurpation in the American Interpre
tation ot the term, and all Its acts, in
cluding the ratilication of the annexation
program, are unlawful in the high court
of morals, though the program may be
carried through.—Philadelphia Ledger.
Explanation Necessary
Continued and Increasing prosperity for
some years to come In iron and steel Is the
confident prediction of Henry W. Oliver,
the" reported head of a big trust controll
ing an Important branch of that Industry.
It has not been very long since Mr. Oliver
and his kind were proclaiming that busi
ness confidence and prosperity could not
return because of the treasury deficits un
der the Wilson tariff. It was set down as
the sole cause of depression. This being
the case, how does it come about that the
Dingley tariff has promoted prosperity
with greater deficiencies in five months
than under the Wilson tariff In two years?
—Pittsburg Post.
McKinley's Only Chance
The aristocratic tendency In thp Republi
can party, its sympathy and tolerance for
the practices of monarchy and barbaric
extravagance at the expense of the peo
ple, are rapidly alienating the people from
It. But for organised bribery and coercion
in the last presidential election, the elec
tion of Mr. McKlnley would have been
Impossible. His re-election Is out of the
question.—Columbus Press.
Sweet Boon to the Farmer
The agricultural department has Issued
an admirable brochure on mushrooms, a
publication which, doubtless, will be much
appreciated by the agricultural masses.—
Dcs Moines Leader.
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IN THE PUBLIC EYE
Mrs. Cleveland Is said to be a strict dis
ciplinarian with her children and a firm
believer in the Froebel system of educa
tion.
Senator McMillan of Michigan possesses
one of the finest collectons of paintings
In this country. He Is a great admirer of
American art.
Mrs. Emma Eames Storey, the well
known American singer, has abandoned
her proposed German tour, and will spend
the winter In Paris.
Ex-President Cleveland and Lyman J.
Gage will make addresses at the opening
of the Winona Presbyterian assembly at
Warsaw, Ind., next June. ,
Dr. Walter Freeman, who was the first
man to locate under the "homestead act,"
Is still living on the spot of ground he
claimed in Gage county, Neb., at that
time.
Postmaster Thomas of Boston is one of
the few really practical lndorsers of equal
ity of the sexes and believes that If a
woman does a man's work she should re
ceive a man's pay.
Davis H. Walte, who. while governor of
Colorado, made himself famous by a single
Incendiary speech, has left the state of
which he was once chief magistrate to lo
cate In Decatur county, lowa.
Nansen, the Arctic explorer, was asked
In Boston what had most impressed him
In his dour of the United States, and re
plied that he considered Niagara falls
more marvelous than any other feature
of the country.
Miss Columbia Rivera, who has been
licensed as a practicing physician and ap
pointed to the woman's ward of St. An
dre's hospital. In the City of Mexico, is the
first woman In Mexico to be appointed to
such a position.
The will of Rev. George H. Houghton,
rector of the "Little Church Around the
Corner." who died recently, bequeathed
his property to his niece, Ann" Morse
Houghton, for life, and at her dea..i to the
Church of the Transfiguration.
Mr. Sarasate has given to his native
town, Pampeluna. all the jewels presented
to him by royal and distinguished persons
In the course of his career. The articles,
which will be placed In a museum, include
a set of pearls given by Queen Victoria,
three rings by William I, and a watch in
blue enamel by Napoleon 111.
Frederic Mistral, the great Provencal
poet. Is about to present to his well-be
loved country of Provence a museum,which
Is Intended to Illustrate the history, man
ners and customs of Provence and Lan
guedoc. This museum Is at Aries and Is
located In an old convent in the Place St.
Trophlme. The opening ceremony will
take place next spring.
Professor Charles Woodruff Shields, who
withdrew from the Presbyterian church
because of the row raised over h's signing
a petition for license for (he Princeton
Inn, occupies the chair of harmony of re
ligion and science In Princeton university.
He Is 72 years old and ot aristocratic line
age, being the grandson of Patrick Henry
Shields of Virginia. He has broad views
on every subject and Is beloved by all who
know him.
Busy Improving on Nature
With our western Inventor making gold
out of antimony and another making hard
coal out of garbage, sawdust and soft coal,
the work of Improving on the products of
nature seems to be running double turn.
—Pittsburg Dispatch.
NOTES OF THE DAY
The British postofflce makes CIKCOa year
by unclaimed money orders.
Of the l,£<.ty.oo inhabitants of New York
only 7C0.0 0 aro of American birth.
There is only one sudden death among l
women to elffht among men.
The growth of glrlsi ta greatest In their
fifteenth year, of boys in their seventeenth.
It b: reported that tho Kaffirs have been
> taught by the Chinese to bcome opium
J eaters.
The savings banks of the Dominion have
on deposit H9.CU},COO of the money of the
people of Canada.
A man who wanted to borrow J3 and give
his note for a year was one of the appli
cants at a Rockland, Mc, bank.
British capital Is pouring Into British
Columbia. It Is estimated that £b,W)M>
will be taken there by syndicates.
Circuit court judges In Indiana have de
cided that divorce decrees shall not be
valid until tho court eosi'.s have been paid.
A Georgia paper offers a year's subscrip
tion for every adult 'possum, and two
years' subscription for a full-grown male
'possum.
A quarantine of three months has been
established In Montana against sheep from
other states on account of an outbreak ot
scab.
A new field of employment for energetic
girls has just been opened. One of the
leading English golf clubs has encaged
girl caddies l .
Colorado expects to receive not less* than
ICOCCIOOO from the eMate's big fruit crop
this year, the greatest which the Centen
nial state has ever known.
New York is about to have a health ex
hibition, or sanitary symposium, of which
Charles F. Wlngate. tho sanitary expert.
Is to be the practical manager.
An ordinance In Cleveland permits a
Hebrew who observes the Sabbath on Sat
urday to keep his billiard room open on
Sunday, but fines gentiles who may play
billiards therein.
It is interesting to note that the capital
value of the British navy at the present
ime exceeds $17C.iC<K,.07J. The first cost of
the fleet which led to the downfall of Na
poleon was, but »:O,OJX(Y,O.
In a thicket in the upper Harz mountain
a granite monument has been found with
this Inscription: "Here In the yoar K47 the
first trials were made with the cultivation
of the potato."
A tunnel ten miles long, which will be
the longest In England, is to be out thorugh
Shap Fells by the London and Northwest
ern railroad In order to eihorten the west
coasil route to Scotland.
Thelesbharn A. Charest, a 34-year-old
giant of 6 feet 4 Indies, who reached Balti
more as a stowaway on the steamer Tri
tonla from Glasgow, cays he lost 10) pounds
In welsiM In the package, having embarked
with a porporeal burden of 360 pounds.
Acknowledging the Truth
Senator Aldrlch has let the cat out of the
bag. In a recent discussion of the Ding
ley bill he said that In future we mult look
less to duties on Imports for revenue and
rely more upon an Increase of Internal rev
enue taxes to raise tho necessary revnue
for the government. This tears the mask
from the whole Republican scheme of tax
ation and reveals lt as a system devised
solely for the purpose of bestowing bens*
fits upon one class of the people at th*)
expense of another.—St. Louis Republic

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