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The Herald The Herald Publishing Company WILLUn A. SPALPINO. President and General Manager. 13S SOUTH BROADWAY . Editorial department. Telephone 156. Business office, Telephone 247. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION Dally, by carrier, per month 3 75 Dally, by mail, one year 9 00 Daily, by mail, six months 4 "0 Dally, by mail, three months 2 25 Sunday Herald, by mail, one year 2 00 Weekly Herald, by mail, one year 1 00 POSTAGE RATES ON THE HERALD 18 pages 4 cents ?2 page 3 2 cents 16 pages 3 cent 323 pages t cents 14 pages t cents 16 pages 1 centr li 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 Ansre les—ss. L. M. Holt, superintendent of circulation cf the Los An&eles Daily Herald, being first duly sworn, deposes and says: That for the five months from February 1, 1597, to June 30. 1597 (inclusive), the total circu lation of the said Dally Herald was 1.290.635 copies, being an average dally circula tion of 8004. That the week-day circulation during the above time was 1,071,567, being a dally •▼erase of 8300 coplen. That the Sunday circulation during the above time was 219.059, being an avonigi for each Sunday of 10. t:ti. L. M. HOLT. Superintendent of Circulation. Subscribed and sworn to before me this Oth day of July, 1597. FRANK J. COOPER, Notary Publio In and for the County ot Los Angeles, State of California. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY IS. IHHH. AN IMPORTANT YEAR The year 189S will be a very important one In California from a political point of view. A general election will be held. a new set of congressmen is to be chos en; the coming legislature will elect a United States senator. It is too much the fashion arannt the party organs to regard political news us a legitimate mark for distortion and misrepresentation in the interest of the persons and policies they represent and champion. To such an extent is this Idea carried by some newspapers that it Is impossible for their readers to gain Intelligent, correct impressions and in formation upon political subjects. Nevertheless it is very Important that the people should be rightly informed concerning political matters, local, state and national, and it is upon the newspapers that they must, to a very great degree, rely for information. In this emergency The Herald proffers Its services to the people of California. The Herald is a firm adherent and champion of the principles of the Demo cratic party, and it upholds them to tin best of Its knowledge and ability, giving place to none in its loyalty to the cause Of the common people. It will print the news and support the just, honest arts of that party as the situation may de mand. The Democrats of Southern California, and every other citizen who believes in free silver and tariff reform, will find in The Herald a newspaper to their liking, a paper that will lie Indispens able if a knowledge of the truth and th" news when it is news is desired. We Bhall make especial efforts to make the paper a faithful mirror o£ the political situation in this state. But The Herald is most of all a newspaper, aiming to print the legiti mate news of the day as it occurs. In its news columns it is neither a Demo crat nor a Republican, a gold bug nor a free silver advocate, a tariff advocate nor a free trader. It will not print edi torials in its news columns. It is necessary In order to have an In telligent conception of political events to become acquainted with the news of all parties; to know both sides. The member of any political party, or of none, for that matter, vvlll find The Her ald an adequate medium for becoming acquainted with both sides of any po litical Issue that may come before tin people. It is well to begin at the beginning. Now Is the best time to invite The Her aid to become a regular visitor to your office or house hold. PRIMARY SAFEGUARDS Primary election laws are as obnox ious to the professional politicians us the Australian ballot, law is to the re peaters and ballot box stutters. Prop erly devised and rigidly enforced, the oc cupation of both elements is gone. The interest of each in the public welfare diminishes in equal ratio with the suc cessful operation of the two reforms. Popular pressure a few years ago com pelled the enactment by the Colorado legislature of a primary law quite sim ilar to the California enactment, and it was generally conceded that the pri maries held under It were the only fair expressions of public sentiment ever se cured In the state. The law was, in deed, so strikingly successful that the professionals in the succeeding legisla ture, without agitation or warning to, tho people, combined In a successful ef fort to repeal it, since which time it ha 3 been impossible to induce any legisla ture to re-enact It. Inasmuch as this country must ever be governed by po litical parties, it Is of the highest im portance that the popular conscience should not periodically revolt against the manipulation of primaries and con ventions by designing men. Effective reform can only be accomplished by the proper safeguarding of the primary! elections. A COSTLY TRIUMPH The expected has happened, and the announcement of the election of Mar cus A. Hanna to the senate of the I'nited States by the legislature of Ohio need cause no surprise to the readers of this journal, for we have steadily discounted all of the claims of the opposition from the moment Its strength was disclosed by the vote upon organization last week. It required no seer to foretell a result necessitated by the exigencies of a yet powerful party on the eve of an impend ing crisis in its history. Once the ad ministration disclosed its purpose of making common cause with the ac knowledged representative of aggre gated capital in this country, the co partner of protected trusts and illegal combinations and entrenched power, there was slight ground for hope that the people would have an inning, that right would prevail, that the strength of popular government would be vindicat ed. A price wns fixed upon the succes sion, and the cohorts of the administra tion had that price. The primary con sideration was money, exchanged for honor. That was the first installment. The next payment will be sacrifice of fame, honor, prestige, continued dom ination. For, sooner or later, the Amer ican conscience will revolt at the impu dent and brazen assertion of Money Bags and hurl him from power and place. Such exhibitions of audacious trafficking in votes, unblushing barter ing of personal honor, unscrupulous pandering to human weaknesses, as that which has been witnessed at Co lumbus during the past week, are prob ably without parallel in this country. And if the spectacle were not without mensurable compensation, in the lire of the hint here thrown out, the culmi nating episode of yesterday might well be regarded in the light of an ill-omen for the perpetuity of free institutions In this country. That it constitutes a dan gerous menace to human liberty is not dependent upon partisan assertion. Re publicans as well as Democrats, if they be patriots, recognize and deplore the dangerous tendency of the times, nor hesitate to rail a halt. Politically loyal and steadfast as is our morning contem porary, it yet was yesterday morning constrained to declare that the employ ment of so unscrupulous a scoundrel as Boyce In the capacity of a go-between is in itself indubitable evidence of cor rupt intent and practice: that the asso ciation of his name with that of any can didate for office should be sufficient to defeat the aspirations of such a candi date, and that no man is fit for the posi tion of United States senator who at tempts to bribe his way into that posi tion. Commenting further upon the de velopments in the Ohio contest, the same paper says: The connection of Boyce with Han na's candidacy is the severest possible arraignment of Hanna's methods and of Hanna's campaign. It is prima faclo a cor.fession of corrupt Intent, and should. If proved, forever relegate Mar cus A. Hanna to the obscurity of pri vate life. If not to a worse fate. A principal is responsible for the acts of his agents. If Hanna Is willing to as sume this responsibility in the case of Boyce. he must be prepared to take the consequences, which will be, or ought to be, defeat and ignominy. We should perhaps be content with this Republican arraignment of Hanna, for it is just and true, and is uninflu enced by political bias or partisan preju dice, unmodified by awe of partisan obli gation or the party whip. It is a fearless protest against a palpable wrong, a grievous outrage, a fearful peril to all men and all parties. It needs no fur ther characterization at our hands, and yet we should feel we are recreant to our duty as a public journal if we do not frequently hold up to the scorn and contempt of all right-thinking men the vicious and dangerous elements that have combined to bring about this un holy consummation. Humiliating as is the suggestion, it is none the less true, that the responsibility for it and the odium of it extend to the very doors of the White House. PROTECTION AND WAGES The wages of the operatives in the cot ton mills throughout the New England states have been reduced 10 per cent. The people in Connecticut and Massa chusetts alone who will be affected by this reduction number 35,000. The whole number of operatives in the New Eng land states whose wages have been cut is about 75,000. This is not the first reduction in wages since the Dingley law went Into effect. Hardly a day passes that the telegraph does not bring news of the closing of mills and the cutting of wages. It has always been claimed that a pro tective tariff was necessary in order to keep our mills open, and thus to give em ployment and high wages to the laborer. The Dingley law was enacted on this theory. But facts ure stubborn things. The Dingley law has been In force some seven months and certainly for sufficient time to prove or disprove this theory. What explanation can the advocates Of a protective tariff wall offer to the 75,000 operatives of Now England whose wages have been reduced when, accord ing to prophecy and theory, they ought to have been increased? "What message of comfort has President McKinley for these operatives? During the last cam paign it was he who said to the laboring LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1898 men of New England and elsewhere that it was better to open the mills for the laborers by a protective tariff law than to open the mints to the silver of the world. He promised the enactment of a protective tariff law in the Interest of the laborer if he should be elected. He has kept the first part of his promise and has given to them the Dingley bill, which serves the double purpose, con trary to prophecy, of causing a deficit iv the national balance sheet and a def icit in the pockets of the mill operatives. What explanation has President Mc- Kinley to offer to the operatives In the hundred or more other mills which have received the special favors of the Ding ley law but which have closed down and discharged their employes, or reduced their wages, since that law has been on the statute books? As the chief apostle of protection and as the pretended guardian of the work ingmen of this country, President Mc- Kinley should reconcile, if he can, his protective theories with the empty pock ets and discouraged faces of his wards. What excuse will these mill owners give their employes for the non-fulfill ment of their campaign promises that if McKinley was elected they would be given full time and high wages? It was these men who threatened to close their mills if Bryan was elected and thereby stole the senses as well as the votes of a million laborers by the false prophecy of Bryan destitution and starvation on the one hand and a McKinley millen nium on the other. This latest severe lesson in the his tory of the tricks of the laborers' protec tive fake should be carefully pasted in the scrap-book of prosperity and direct ly opposite the campaign prophecies of President McKinley. The laboring men in non-protected in dustries, the farmers, the merchants and the tradespeople generally, look upon this awful failure of the Dingley law with deep concern. It is they who, with twenty-five million others, suffer the burdensof taxation of a protective tariff, which, as it is falsely claimed, was en acted for the sole benefit of the laboring man, but from which the mill owners get all the profits. It cannot be expected that five-sixths of the people will much longer consent to be taxed for the benefit of the one sixth in protected industries when New England, the very hotbed of protection and of protected industries, furnishes such real object lessons. And the in quisitive and curious citizen may well ask, How long will the people permit this farce to be kept up? How long will it be before the workingmen will learn that a protective tariff system which puts all the taxes in the pockets of the protected mill owners alone, as trustees for them, and leaves them to earn their bread in the sweat of their faces on half time and at reduced wages, is a snare, a delusion and a fraud? AN UNCHRISTIAN ACT The refusal of the cemeteries and crematories in San Francisco to receive the body of Theodore Durrant, or to assist of disposing of it in any way, »'orms an almost incredible chapter in the strange, abhorrent case. Why should Theodore Durrant be pur sued beyond the gates of deuth, where he had been sent by the just decree of the law, approved by the almost unani mous voice of the people? The Herald believed that Durrant was guilty of the crime for which he was tried, convicted and punished. It urged that the sentence imposed under the law be executed; but there it stops. What excuse for their unchristian, in human action have the people who de nied to Theodore Durrant's body the last rites that civilization gives to pulseless human clay? What right had they to compel those parents to hold the re mains almost beyond the point of sani tation, to say that even the dead shall have no place to lay their heads? It looks as If the ancient superstition, that denied a suicide Christian burial and planted the body at a cross-roads and drove a stake through it, still sur vives and flourishes in the management Of the San Francisco cemeteries. But the parents of Durrant did not wish to bury the remains of their son. They wished to have them cremated, tha' they might always have them under their personal care, and in order that vandals, grave robbers and too-curious men of science might not be tempted. But even the crematories, which are supposed to represent advanced mod ern ideas, would not gratify the wish .if Mr. and Mrs. Durrant. What ex cuse have they for their indecent ac tion that is not prompted by supersti tion and a failure to regard the common decencies of Christianity and civiliza tion? The managers of the crematory at Pasadena are to be commended for tak ing a common-sense and Christianlike view of the matter. Encouraged, no doubt, by his recently acquired San Francisco champion, and hoping that the bluff may divert public attention from himself, Director Webb at last night's meeting of the school board demanded an Investigation of Di rector Braly'e corfiuct, in that tho Savings Hank of Southern California, of which Mr. Braly is president, cashed certain teachers' warrants. The public will not be deceived by this latest and most ingenious strategy of Mr. W l b, which simply amounts to his snatching up some of the mud with which he is be spattered and hurling it at Mr. Braly. The investigation will probably amount to little, for Mr. Braly has made a frank statement, concluding: "We will not try to conceal anything, because tnere is nothing to conceal." Senator White's methods are ever open and direct, and, with characteristic can dor, he made a strong appeal on Monday for consideration of the Hawaiian treaty in open session of the senate. But senatorial precedent is a difficult barrier to overcome, and he failed in his con-. tentlon. The facts which the people have a right to possess will, therefore, be burled under the pall of alleged ex ecutive secresy, a name which has come to attach to the only partially con cealed doings behind closed doors. Enough proverbially leaks out to dis tract and distort without satisfying, and this fact, with others, was urged In support of the contention for the full est public discussion. A biased eastern contemporary, in an imadverting upon the enormous yield of Colorado gold mines, concludes that dig ging is more profitable than shouting for free silver. It Is sadly deficient in knowledge of the true conditions that have obtained In the Centennial state, for the very hotbed of free silver senti ment there Is Cripple Creek, a camp that produces not an ounce of silver be yond that which Is incidentally mined as a by-product of gold. Los Angeles is not much of a silver camp, but there are numbers of people here so unreason able as to adhere to the demand of '96 for the speedy reopening of the mints to the free coinage of the white metal. The just rebuke that the League for Better City Government has adminis tered to the San Francisco Call "for its impudent and baseless attacks on re spectable citizens and its attempted de tense of boodlers," has already been voiced by The Herald and two of its local contemporaries. The league's res olution fairly reflects the opinion of the better elements of the community. It Is only charitable to presume that the Call has been grossly imposed upon. The transportation companies an nounce a restoration of passenger rates between San Francisco and Sound ports, effective January 20. The increase is from $8 to $15 and from $4 to $S. first and second class respectively. Intending visitors to the Klondike can at least con sole themselves with the reflection that the difference would purchase few pounds of bacon at the other end. It is not clear how the Western Union Telegraph company can maintain Its claim against Spain on account of dam ages sustained by the censorship exer cised over dispatches originating at Havana since the beginning of hostili ties. Such powers would seem to be coincident with the usual prerogatives conceded to countries under martial law. The moral support of every gold standard advocate in the country was solicited for Hanna when he seemed to be losing, and the solicitude aroused was quite natural; but why the gloom in the White House. If the president be such a devoted bimetallist as Senator Chandler would have us belieye? e• • j The money squeeze in Indlaroegins to tighten, to the discomfiture Jot British statesmen, who ever seek a, remedy in the wrong direction. The (exigency of the situation may yet, however, force open the colonial mints to the free coin age of silver, the traditional money of the Indian people. The secret service agents lent out to Columbus to aid Hanna m|y now be expected to put In bills fort overtime. The item of wear and tear of donscience will not be taken into account for obvious reasons. The war between the sugar and cof fee trusts has broken out afresh, and consumers are promised an Inning. Belligerent rights should be promptly extended both factors In the fight. Foraker, as an Instrumentality to un do a more dangerous factor in public life, was to be tolerated. He will now take his place among tho everlastingly discredited. We are willing to concede that the rise in prices of Ohio commodities is in large measure due to the Dingley bill. The Ohio people are quite thrifty Just now, In spots. The satisfaction of Dr. Herz' claim for damages, in the modest sum of three millions, is likely to create a robust deficit in the French treasury. Since discussion of the treaty Is to be behind closed doors, what necessity is there for discussion? Debate never changed senatorial Judgment. Ha-:ri should now meet with the In dianapolis monetary conference and de clare the gold standard unanimously adopted. Motions to adjourn are always In or der, but they are sometimes dangerous when the bargain counter Is exposed. J. Pierpont Morgan was doubtless in the cast from the inception of the play, though reserved for the climax. Mr. Hanna is a good business man. He bought no more votes than were necessary. BAMBOOZLING GRANDMA "There never was a grandma half so good I" He whispered, while beside her chair he stood. And laid his rosy cheek, With manner very meek. Against her dear old face in loving mood. "There never was a nicer grandma born; I know some little boys must be forlorn, Because they've none like you; I wonder what I'd do Without a grandma's kisses night and morn?" "There never was a dearer grandma there!" He kissed her and he smoothed her snow white hair! Then tlxed her ruffled cap And nestled In her lap. While grandma, smiling, rocked her old armchair. "When I'm a man what lots to you I'll bring; A horse and carriage and a watch and ring; All grandmas are so nice! (Just here he kissed her twice) And grandmas giveaboy most everything." Before his dear old grandma could reply, This boy looked up, and with a roguish eye Then whispered in her ear That nobody might hear. "Say. grandma, have you anymore mince pie?" —New Moon, On the Street Injudicious Whatever may be miuaicious tne trutn of the lnci . Punishment dent which occurred at Sentoua school last week, which Is now being investigated, both by the school authorities and the courts, the Injudicious use of corporal pun ishment is certainly to be deplored. Is it prudent to give the power of administering this form of punishment to every teacher, male and female, in the public schools? Is it not, on the one hand, a preposterous task for a young girl to whip a fourteen year-old boy, and on the other, is it fair to submit a boy to such punishment at the hands of a woman? It Is generally con ceded that corporal punishment should only be resorted to in extremely aggra vating cases, and then it is very doubtful If as many boys are not hardened by it as are softened. Again, if a child has beon unruly or insolent, it Is a heavy tax on any body's control to administer punishment of this sort without a loss of temper. Young women, presumably, have had little ex perience with straps or rods and are nov ices at the art of whipping; they are very liable to lose all track of the number and severity of their blows. Finally, It Is not a pleasant thing to contemplate, that it should be the duty of a young woman In the public schools to whip a boy. Such punishment, if necessary, should be the province of the male principals. The pend ing investigation will at all events disclose the looseness and the license with which this serious question is handled in our schools. ♦ ♦ ♦ Miserable The despicably vile ivu&cr<tDic attempt to attach an Malice Infamous suspicion to the name of one of the most respected newspaper men In the city Is hotly resented by the craft, and those who have lent themselves to the mis erable business of fostering the stupid and malicious invention are not likely to In crease their reputation thereby. Any one who knows George M. Trowbridge would as soon suspect his own mother of holding up Webb or any one else for blackmail, but unfortunately everybody Is not acquainted with this genial and accomplished young man. and a gross wrong of this sort cannot he too prominently corrected. Tar and feathers would be n mild punishment for the scoundrel who coined the Call-exploited document and newspapermen would be glad to pay a liberal reward for his detec tion. Unhappily, in this, as In every other city of ifs Size, there are a few pariahs on the oii/skirts of the newspaper business, who /aye long ago been ordered out of the respectable offices, but still occasionally eo/Itlnue to gain crodit and advantage by tjfe use of a paper's name, which they may /aye formerly disgraced for a brief term, before their blackguardly Instincts came to light. It may be necessary one of these days for the newspapers to publish a list of these gentry, that the public may not be imposed upon or Importuned hy them. ♦ ♦ ♦ A *T-«t As a fair test of the " ~~ erudition of our 11 --for Trustees brary trustees. I would suggest a pub lic meeting at which each should be called upon to read aloud the following, which I borrow from "The Criterion:" "Cleopatra. Isolated In the oasis, soon became acollmated and had ample leisure to contemplate all the economic details of her Inextricable sword. The wound re sisted the allopathic misogynist, who gave a courteous diagnosis and humbly craved precedence for a tiny idyl In the form of a vase with an aesthetic, acoustic appa ratus. This told the news like a book, but it might have been a dog living in squalor, from the look she launched at him when he wrote down his address. She ate her breakfast and then fraternized with a na tional expert in appendicitis, who attended the obsequies." I am willing to wager that not one of the encyclopaedinc dictionalres will escape without damage to his reputation, and if only some of the young ladies of the library staff can secure seats In the front row I warrant them a delightful degree of satisfaction. ♦ ♦ ♦ It seemed a pity >. that so elegant an or lOSt nament to society as that genial, gay and generous youfh, Guy. B. Barham. should remain in seclusion. When Guy retired from the board of police commissioners that body lamented the loss of "a thing of beauty and a Joy forever." Governor Budd, however, has at last recognised Bar ham's merits and accomplishments. It was hoped that he would be selected to fill the vacant spot on the gubernatorial staff in place of the late colonel. John Bradbury, but the governor was not satisfied with the dimensions of the Barhamic biceps. He was. however, gazetted last week a di rector of the Sixth agricultural district, vice George Hinds. Mr. Barham enter tained the northern visitors during the race meet so handsomely that he has eanipd the honor: his lack of knowledge concerning agriculture is quite immate rial. ♦ ♦ ♦ Prtrr Peter Martin's ma t, ny friends will re- Better joice to hear that he has recovered from his long illness and left New York last Saturday homeward bound. Peter had sev eral troubles to battle with last year and a severe attack of typhoid fever In No vember capped the climax. ♦ ♦ ♦ J. A. B.s ™ c R "'- J - A. B. ■L Wilson, whose brief Jaw career In this city was somewhat un savory by reason of his subtle engineering of the so-called Parkhurst crusade, in which he pulled the string for the pup pets to dance by somewhat peculiar meth ods, has burst into notoriety In San Fran cisco to the extent of a two-column cut in the Examiner. Mr. Wilson has discov ered that the business of the Market street Railway company Is "murder for divi dend." and has thereby successfully scaled the first step of sensationalism. BYSTANDER. The Wave Started The executive committee of the An geles Democratic county central commit tee has adopted resolutions denouncing the San Francisco machine and bosses as "deadly to the Democracy and free Insti tutions," opposing the "recognition by the state oentral committee of any person or organization from the corrupt San Fran cisco combine, so deadly to Democracy and so fatal to free government." These resolutions are evidently Inspired by the success of the charter nominees of the one hundred over the nominees of the political combine, ami may be but the initiative of a movement to enable the Democratic par ty throughout the state to approximate In fact to Its designation. The fifteen free holders of this city have a great responsi bility before them. In that their success in drawing up and carrying a charter em bodying some approach to a rule of the people independent of parties would com pel even the party organizations to put on their best behavior and expel corruptions ts from their ranks, rivaling each other only In the clear-cut democracy (In a farbroad- er than any partisan sense) of their plat forms and the excellence of their nominees. We hope our hoard of free holders will be equal to the requirements. To fill that requisite they must not follow old prece dents and practices which have brought Here They Are We told you yesterday morning we would quote prices on those .... £7.00 and $6.00 00 P^Trn' Boys' Suits cut to tPU.UV JjOyS Boys' Suits cut to.. $8.00 Long Boys' Suits cut t0.... $10.00 Pants Boys' Suits cut to .. $12.00 Suits We have made the cut. The Suits „ , . , are in the window and we have Bring or send la your m e ore in stock . boy, we can fit him. OUT THEY GO , Mullen & Bluett Clothing Co. 101-103 North Spring St. iBoi-gO3-aO5-aO7-aOQ West First St. "Lead In Quality and Quantity." The Pleasure of Buying Here is doubly enhanced when you know that the quality of the goods you purchase here is of the highest. Clover Hill Creamery Butter, CA r Two-round Roll «JW Westminster Creamery Butter, iSftr Two-round Roll f. UVC Water White Comb Honey, ?5c Four Frames Ter Case' 24 Frames $1.50 White Comb Honey, Z r Per Frame *• Per Case, 24 Frames $1.20 New York Full Cream Cheese. iC P C. A B. Malt Vinegar, 9fme* per lb per bottle *"«» Fancy Edam Cheese, QA P C. & B Tarragon Vinegar, 9E5«» large WWt. per bottle mMVtm Fancy Edam Cheese, 'SfCUr- Gold Seal Genesee Cider Vinegar, tftr small •«»«■ per bottle m " Club House Cheese. "tear Cen! Book Oysters, 1-lb can, «&f «»(S iv glass jars per dozen Camemberl cheese, Ifs»- Blue Point Oysters, 1-lb can, ata OCE in glass Jar» OWt. per dozen «*»■■««■ Couloinmiers Cheese, 'J* f\ Cream of Maize, erv— in glass Jan OVl» j lb , 19t* Creme de Brie Cheese, IA P Klingler's Eastern Buckwheat, Aftg* in glass Jars «*Vli lu-ibfack (iorganzola Cheese, Af\r- White Diamond Buckwheat, fCSr» perlb **W< self-raising, alb package Tel. Main 26 216-218 8. Spring St. j; Olenwood Ranges I < > Made In all the desirable Styles and Sizes, tp use either Wood or 1 1 i » Coal. Complete In every detail, having all the Modern Improve- < 1 11 tnents to be found on the highest-grade cooking apparatus are < 1 11 acknowledged the best ever offered to the public. 11 \ W. C. FURREY CO., Sole Agents || t IST'IOI North Spring Street A £00<><>r>CK>0<>0<X><>OC>0^ 5 a a la. f Our stock ot medium and X | Akron Furniture Co.. § X «— mmmm ——^—mm mm t j on jj 70n to furnishing A 6 homes where EXCELLENCE is desired at SHALL EXPENSE. 5 g Telephone Main 1146. AKRON FURNITURE CO., 441 S. Main Su $ ■smis«yiaiTsi 11 * W*~*V**. j^pj^Jya^^^J^J^^Pjg^^paJJßßr^ us where we are, but strike out new paths, "forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before."—San Francisco Star. Preparing for the Feast In the North of England a cold ham is considered the only respectable piece de resistance of a "funeral" 'ea. Friends and relations are always "pet away" with ham. A dying Yorkshireman was visited by the doctor, who informed the weeping spouse thai her husband's hours on earth were numbered, and that she could give him anything in the way of food he fan cied or craved for. • "Is there aught you fancy, love?" she asked him. "Nay, woman," he said, feebly. "Ah cannot bite aught." Suddenly his dim eye caught sight of a freshly cooked ham reposing on "f best dish." embellished with pink and white paper. "Ec, Ah could like a slice o' yon 'am," he whispered eagerly. "Nay, mon. Ah cannot coot Into thot!" she cried, "it's for f funeral, lad."—'Spare Moments. A Quick Trip The quickest trip ever made between Randsburg and Mojave was made a week ago last Thursday, when Mr. Archie Cruse drove down with a physi cian In three hours and forty-seven min utes. The drive from here to Garlock was made In fifty minutes; from there to Kane Springs, nine miles, was made in Just thirty minutes. Here a fresh team was secured, with which the rest of the trip was made. The rapid drive was made owing to the serious illness of Mrs. J. H. Underbill, who is Mr. Cruses daughter. She Is much better now and is thought to be out of immediate dan ger. This record will probably never be broken.— Randsburg Miner. How Edison Proposed The idea of the great electrician Edison's marrying was first suggested by an inti mate friend, of whom Edison timidly in quired whom he should marry. The friend somewhat testily replied, "Anyone." But Edison was not without sentiment when the time came. One day as he stood behind the chair of a Miss Stlil well, a telegraph operator In his employ, he was not a little surprised when she suddenly turned round and said: "Mr. Edison. I can always tell when you are behind me or near me." Edison fronted the young lady, and, looking at her fixedly, said: "I've been thinking considerably about you of late, and If you are willing to marry me I would like to marry you." The young lady said she would talk the matter over with her mother. The result was their marriage, and a very happy one It proved to be.—Boston Traveler. That Settled It A story is told of a very popular cavalry officer. He was being tried for drunken ness, and among other witnesses was his Irish soldier-eervant. The court, anxious to give the officer every chance, put sev eral questions to this witness with a view to elecitlng any facts that might be in his master's favor. When the Irishman.said that his master, on going to bed, had ex pressed a wish to be called early, the court was distinctly pleased. A man who gave special instructions to be called early could not—they argued to themselves—have been drunk. Hoping to get favorable particulars, they put another question. "And why did Major wish to be called early?" « Then, "Faith! an' he tould me it wajS because he was to be queen of the May," came the answer. That settled it— Tld Bits. Partition of China China under civilized control Is going to be not a rival, but a market. Its railroads will call for American rails. As Its wants Increase we are going to feed and clothe Its millions. The trouble and peril of gov erning It is going to Europe. The profit is coming to us.—Philadelphia Press. A Minor but Certain Consequence One of those minor consequences that generally follow the formation of a trust, only Incidentally, of course, has already materialized from the new cracker trust that is to say, the price of crackers has advanced.—Detroit Free Press.