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The Herald The Herald Publishing Company WILLIAM A. SPALDING, President and General Manager. US SOUTH BROADWAY Editorial department, Telephone 158. Business office. Telephone 247. —• —■ RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION Dally, by carrier, per month t 75 Dally, by mail, one year 9 00 Dally, by mall, six months 4 50 Dally, by mall, three months * 25 Sunday Herald, by mnil, one year 2 00 Weekly Herald, by mail, one year 100 POSTAGE RATES ON THE HERALD 48 pages 4 oents 32 pages 2 cents tt pages 3 cents 28 pages 2 cents 34 pages 2 cents 16 pages 2 cents U pages 1 cent EASTERN AGENTS FOR THE HERALD A. Frank Richardson, Tribune building. JJaw York: Chamber of Commerce build ing, Chicago. TEN DOLLARS REWARD Th« above reward will be paid for the arrest and conviction of any person caught stealing the Herald after delivery to a patron. TUESDAY, FKRRUARY in. 189 H. PLATFORM The Herald believes that the city of Los Angeles should own and control a complete system of waterworks. The Herald believes that tho elty should acquire fuch a ayatom at tho #arlleat date possible and on tho moit advantageous terms possible, consistent with contract obligations and fair deal ing. Tho Herald believes that tho con tract with the tos Angoles City Water company shonld ho enforced to tho lot tor, and that, at tho conclusion of tho pending lease, tho plant should ho taken over In accordance with tho provisions of that contract. THE HARBOR CONTRACT The San Francisco Chronicle think:, that some of the bids for the construc tion of the San Pedro breakwater are too low, and that. If the lowest bid is ac cepted, the government will have to come to the relief of the contractors be fore they are through, let a new con tract, or abandon the breakwater scheme altogether. There is-one thing certain, and that is, the harbor project will not be abandoned. Possibly the other alternatives are open to discus sion. The Chronicle bases its ideas regard ing the cost of the work upon the follow ing citations: The Delaware breakwater, which was begun In 1529, wiien materials and wages were 50 per cent cheaper than they are now. has a length of 253S feet. The first estimates of its cost were $1,311,000. but the work used up $2,127. --403. The breakwater at Cherbourg, France, is in about 70 feet of high water depth and has a linear measure ment of 12.000 feet. Though built by cheap labor—it was begun in 17S4—the structure cost J5.600.000. A similar work at Plymouth, England, required $5,065,000 for 5100 feet, with wasc? of about SO cents per day. Considering the cost of labor and material here and the way government work Is done, it Is a very credulous citizen indeed who thinks that a breakwater at San Pedro enn be had for any less mm than that marked clown by the govt rnment board. There is no real occasion for alarm. Eighteen bids were submitted, and only one was in excess of the estimate of the government engineers. Must of the bids were greatly below that estimate, but that does not necessarily argue that the harbor will not be built, or that the successful contractor will be unable to fulfill his contract. The question of re sponsibility will, of course, be very care fully looked into by the government be fore the contract is let. A very large margin of protection Is given in the cash guaranty required, and it is incredible that any contractor, taking so much risk, should bid in a haphazard manner or without full knowledge of what he would be required to do. It is a pleasure to note that even the conservative Chronicle does not fall in with the absurd assertion of Secretary Alger, that $5,000,000 would be required to build the breakwater. Tf it had done so, the Chronicle's criticisms might well be regarded with deep suspicion. A GREAT SCARE Tom Reed's whip was cracked sharp ly over the heads of the Republican members of the house yesterdny, and the political vassals were rallied to the last man to the support of the adminis tration in its wobbly Cuban policy. Just why tho Republican managers should have been so alarmed, unless It was a case of conscience, does pot ap pear. A resolution was reported from the foreign affairs committee, asking the secretary of state to Inform tho house of the progress of affairs in Cuba. The resolution, as Mr. Dinsmore of Arkansas, Democrat, senior member of the foreign affairs committee, ex plained, had been unanimously adopted by that committee. After more or less back talk by suspicious members, the resolution was adopted without a dis senting vote, and a great burden was lifted from the minds of Czar Reed and his lieutenants. If the administration had adopted a clean-cut, firm, yet just Cuban policy, the Republicans in the house would not have been thrown into a panic by an ordinary, legitimate request for Infor mation —a thing that Is likely to occur at any time about a score of different subjects. The horrible suspicion arises that poor Do Lome, the latter-day Sackvllle-West, has started a line of thought that must be squelched. If respect for the admin istration Is to be maintained. De Lome has been properly punished, but what he said remains said. It Is even possible that Czar Reed, as he cracks his whip over the heads of his trembling cohorts and protects his ancient political rival, mutters grimly to himself: "How dif ferently I would have done It If they had made me president!" A COWARDLY ATTACK The San Franrisco Call, which achieved unenviable notoriety by its de fense of Webb, the ex-boss of the "Solid Six" In the board of education of this city, has since maintained its malodor ous reputation by attacking; and ma ligning those who were prominent ln ex posing the corruption In the school board and In the work of reforming that body. Last Saturday the Call de voted two columns to an unwarranted attack upon Mr. T. E. Gibbon, who, as the legal representative of the League for Better City Government, prosecuted the charges against Webb. Adams and Axtell. Mr. Gibbon's business relations with the defunct City bank, which failed in 189,1, are made the basis of the attack. It appears that Mr. Gibbon gave the bank his note for K'ooo for value re ceived, and the Call attempts to make out that this note was a "fraudulent as set." But. mark this: After a column and three-quarters of abuse, innuendo and misrepresentation reflecting upon Mr. Gibbon, the Call proceeds to say: ■When the City bank failed, the Gib bon note for $5000, with a number of other securities, was turned over to George H. Stewart, In trust for the sureties on the bonds of the city treasurer and of the county treasurer. The proceeds of those securities were to be applied to the payment of the special deposits that bad been made with the City bank by the two officials mentioned. Three days after the bank went Into the hands of the receiver, A. D. Childress made a trust deed to Otto Brodtbeck of a lot in this city. The trust deed provided that !he $3000 note should be paid out of the proceeds of this lot. Major Bonebrake, as president of the Los Angeles National bank, was inter ested In the payment of the Gibbon note for $5000. He states that the note has either been fully paid, or would be so, In accordance with the agreement that Gibbon had made. The mountain labored and brought forth a mouse! How, in the name of truth and common sense, can a note for $5000, which has either been fully paid or is amply secured, to be paid without the discount of a cent, be regarded as a "fraudulent asset?" Are fraudulent as sets usually paid in full? The Call says further: Gibbon was down on the books of the City bank as a debtor for various other | amounts, but these were all settled or compromised after the bank failed. Mr. Gibbon does not owe the bank a dollar. All its claims against him, in dicated in the foregoing paragraphs, have been pftid in full. If all the bank's debtors were as sound financially as Is Mr. Gibbon and had paid their debts to it as fully, it would have paid 100 cents on the dollar. The Call printed a long story against Mr. Gibbon, filled with lying Innuendoes, and then admitted at the end of it that its charges were unfounded, in the hope and belief that its readers would see the charges, but not read the tardy and re luctant explanation of them. Wha*. a cowardly way for an alleged great paper to attack a man! Forewarned is forearmed. The Call has shown its hand, and in doing SO has lost its power to Injure. It is a discred ited factor in Los Angeles, and no de cent, honest citizen can take any stock in what it says or does. A SHALLOW TECHNICALITY The school board ring dies hard. TCx- Seert tary Johnson, who is a mischievous relict of it, and who was displaced a week ago by the election of Mr. N. S. Averill to take his place, sprang a point nt law on the board last evening, to the effect that his place had not been de clared vacant by formal act. Such for mal declaration is not necessary, and has never been in vogue in the board. The secretary is a mere employe, hold ing office for one year or during the pleasure of the board. The rules re quire reorganization of the board at the first meeting in January each year, but this reorganization was postponed for a week or two this; year by special vote. Dr. Matbls, the former president of the board, went out of oflice without his po sition being formally declared vacant, when his successor was elected. Johnson and his friends acknowledged that the term of the secretary hnd ex pired. Johnson himself was placed in nomination for re-election, and by this act he specifically acknowledged the close of his former tenure. The claim set up now that there was no vacancy is the merest subterfuge. But any sort of a claim is good enough for the desperate ring that is trying to renew its hold on school affairs. A GOOD GENERAL AVERAGE We are quite willing to concede that 'in Saturday night's oratorical contest : Mr. Davis "divided honors" with Mr. j Fitch, eloquently apostrophizing Mark Hanna, heroically repudiating his ar raignment of the Ohio boss, and declar ; ing that if the Republican party is to suc ceed In future campaigns it will need something of the "genius" of the presl j dent's fat friend to compass It, the aforesaid genius being credited with the j triumph in 18116, and the fact that we j have a McKinley instead of a Bryan for I chief executive. I Inasmuch as the sentiments uf both LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 15,1898 orators, diametrically opposed as they were In statement of fact and conclu sions, were cheered to the echo by the large and intelligent audience, com posed of the leading lights of the party in this city, we are safe In assuming that, whereas the corrupt methods of Hanna are disapproved by theGod-and morallty organisation here, a repetition of them will be welcomed In future con tests at the polls. Is not the conclusion Irresistible? Is there any escape from it, except upon the hypothesis that the 500 gentlemen who were plated at this function do not represent the Republican party of Los Angeles? In passing, however, we cannot re frain from felicitating both of the ora tors named upon the success of their efforts. In his denunciation of every thing that is execrable In politics, Mr. Fitch awakened something of the dor mant sense of decency In the hearts of his auditors: while Mr. Davis, In his hero worship of the big boss, complete ly captured the push and the pull ele ments and thoroughly established him self in their confidence. We must also congratulate the party upon its success in straddling an important anticipated Issue with neatness and dispatch. AN IMPOSSIBLE INCIDENT The London Statist takes a peculiar view of the De Lome incident, asserting that, if McKinley had, been wise he would have publicly called upon the minister and told him he did not need an assurance that the letter was a'forgery, the bad taste and vulgarity of the lan guage employed stamping it as such, and that he should pay no attention to It. But what if the president had followed the course marked out for him by the Statist, and M. de Lome had, after listening to his as surances, confessed to the presi dent that the letter was genuine! What a situation that would have created! The Spanish minister, were he less fiery and chivalrous than the average Span ish blue blood is credited with being, could hardly haye 1 stood there ln the embassy and permitted such coals of fire to be heaped upon his devoted head without a protest. It is obvious that he would have made no attempt to conceal the identity of the letter. As a matter of fact he had, prior to the publication of the epistle, communicated to his govern ment all the facts connected with its inception, dispatch and Interception, a circumstance which the Statist seems to have overlooked. A SUBSTANTIAL VICTORY The Zola trial, it Is thought, will be brought to a termination this week. It seems to be conceded that the conviction of the distinguished defendant is a foregone conclusion, and yet it is inti mated that when the excitement has abated somewhat the Dreyfus case will be submitted to the supreme court of cassation, the jurisdiction of which, pre viously denied but now admitted, ex tends to courts martial when martial law has not been proclaimed. j This Is a remarkable concession, and I really embodies the essence of Zola's de mand. He has insisted upon a new trial for Dreyfus, by the civil courts and not by another military tribunal, organized to convict, and if this is granted he will have substantially won all that he has contended for. All intelligent people knew that he must fail ln his endeavor to open up the case ln his own trial, nor Is his failure much of a disappointment to himself. It will be a paradoxical ending of the whole spectacular proceeding if the great novelist shall succeed in forcing the government to give Dreyfus an other chance for his freedom, and at the same time be subjected to plenary pun ishment for his own efforts in that be half. The Spanish authorities are believed to lie offering premiums for some writ ten expressions of Consul General Lee inimical to their cause, with a view of forcing him into retirement, along with Do Lome. Our consul general has been pretty outspoken thus far regarding the trend of events on the island, especially touching the failure of autonomy, and if Blanco desires an expression of his pri vate opinion,- it will doubtless be forth coming. Gen. Lee Is an American, and it Is not very difficult for us to conjec ture where he stands upon various prop ositions affecting Spanish rule in Cuba. A dispatch from Washington, printed this morning, says flatly that autonomy Is a failure, and that General Lee has so declared In an official report. What then? If General Lee has made such a report the administration can neither ignore nor discredit it. The president has committed himself to the policy of intervention in the event that autono my should prove a failure, and it looks very much as if he would have an op portunity to put it into practice on those terms. Whether he will take advantage of the opportunity Is not so clear. Everything Is fair In love, war and politics, we presume, and the "counter demonstration," while usually partaking of the quality of the boomerang in its ultimate effects, may be said to have become legitimatized in the American system uf political campaigning. Hut we beg to warn our friends the enemy, with the utmost of good nature, that if it is to be adopted in this part of the state as a governing rule of action, they will be kept exceedingly busy throughout tho corning campaign. The Minneapolis Journal excursionists ! will arrive ln Los Angeles today. They j will be cordially welcomed and should jon no account curtail their stay in | Southern California because of the delay ln their arrival. A reception will be | tendered the travelers from the Gopher I state at the chamber of commerce this ! evening. The Herald has already ex j plained the scope and purpose of the I excursion. The party is composed of eighty ladles and gentlemen from Min neapolis and Minnesota. It Is unfortunate the silver cause has not a junta In London. Such a factor might make Itself useful Just at this junc ture in running down and making pub lic the letters which Senator Wolcott, ln his late speech, very strongly Intimated had been sent to the British ministry by men in high official position In this coun try, advising It not to take too seriously the Franco-American proposals for an international coinage agreement. The Cuban junta has distinguished Itself In the De Lome matter, but has thereby materially aided the cause. Ex-Governor St. John of Kansas, the eminent cold water apostle, Is now ln hot water, having in a moment of weak ness signed the application of a local druggist In his town for a liquor license. Prohibition candidates for the presi dency should certainly draw the line on liquor licenses for drug stores. Tradi tion credits drug stores with proverbial ly carrying very poor brands of whisky. St. John the Slgnlst should be up on his torical facts like this. In the event of the abandonment of se cret sessions for the discussion of ex ecutive business by the senate, the pub lic will not be likely to be kept so well informed of Its doings as under the pres ent closed door system. When the American people are told that some thing of grave Importance to them is be ing done in star chamber, they are pret ty apt to And ways for ascertaining the nature of it. A brief epitome of the annual report of the civil service commission, to be found in our news report this morning, makes a very gratifying exhibit of the achievements during the year. It will doubtless prove a pretty effectual an swer to the onslaughts made upon the merit system in the house during the past sixty days by pie-eaters of the Grosvenor stripe. The city council yesterday passed sev eral final ordinances for street improve ments, including the Flgueroa street work, and awarded the contract for Ninth street. The more rapidly these Improvements are pushed the better it will be for everybody concerned, and It is gratifying to see progress made. The marital affairs of the venerable Gen. Casslus M. Clay have culminated in the institution of divorce proceedings. We have been expecting him to seek a different remedy, something in the na ture of an injunction, but it is probable the old man now best knows what he most wants. Another murder has been committed In Santa Monica. The wharf city has far too many killings In proportion to its size. The low dives that are permit ted to run there are responsible for many of them and the recent movement to clean them out was begun none too soon. The Los Angeles Herald announces as its platform that the city of Los Angeles should own and control a complete system of water works. A good platform and one that should win out. —Long Beach Press. The Herald's platform means Just what it says, and it will "win out." Judge Taft of the United States cir cuit court yesterday issued a decision restraining a cast-iron pipe trust from continuing business. The lower courts had previously confirmed the lead-pipe cinch it has upon business in its line. The Cuban question cannot be kept in the background. It again asserted itself in both houses of congrese yesterday, and promises to become a more prominent factor than Tom Reed'even, before the session comes to a close. The small boy ln Los Angeles, since the recent decision of Judge Morrison, ruminates upon the decadence of the hip pocket and wonders what there Is in the Declaration of Independence for him. Rev. C. O. Brown was formally dropped from the membership of the Chicago Congregational association yes terday, but his unparalleled nerve will go marching on. Henri Roehefort thinks Zola will be convicted but not punished. That would be much like a French duel. "All ther latest eastern papers," have been later than that since Jim Emerine skipped. LITTLE MISS GROWN UP She was sitting straight In a straight backed chair; There wasn't a snarl In her shining hair, There wasn't a speck on her dainty dress, But her rosy face was full of distress. When I drew near to this maiden fair, She suddently rumpled her shining hair, And dropping down ln a heap on the floor, L'pllfted her voice ln a wall most sore. "Now, what is the matter, my pretty maid?" "I'm all grown up!" she dolefully said, And I'm linesome, as lonesome as lone some its can be, For Humpty Dumpty and Rlddle-Me-Ree. "There's Little Boy Blue, who used to creep I'nder our haystack and fall asleep; He isn't my friend since mother dear 'Did up' my hair In this twist so queer! "And ihe Dog and the Fiddle, they left me, too. When the bah. Into the woman grew; The Dish has hidden away with the Spoon. And the Cow has stayed at hte back of the Moon! "The Little Old Woman who swept the Sky Is caught in her cobwebs high and dry: And Jack and his Beanstalk I cannot find. Since 1 began to Improve my mind. "I wouldn't be scared—not a single mite— If the Bugaboo I should moet tonight; The Bogie Man I'd be glad to see- But they'll never, no never, come back to me! "I watched In the garden last night at dark, A fairy favor to find, but—hark! My mother Is calling—don't you hear? 'Young ladies don't sit on tho floor, my dear!' " —E. E. M. in The School Paper. Was It the Right Thing? He was lesa than two years In his teens. He had been groins; out and In among the people of the community ln which he lived from early childhood. Around and over him were the beneficent Influences of a Christian home, the public school, the Sab bath school, and the Socley of Christian Endeavor. He was overgrown, but not ungnlnly in appearance. His features were regular, but wore an inane expression. His reputation in the community was that of an Inoffensive, Industrious boy, but densely stupid. In an afternoon of a day In November last this boy went out from this home in the atmosphere of the uplifting Influences of this public school, this Sabbath school, this Society of christian Endeavor, and returned nt nightfall n would-be murder er. In a single hour he had developed Into a repulsive criminal. In his absence he had fallen ln with two men armed with shotguns, and, himself armed with a pistol, had shot one of them. He had piloted his victim, who wus equip ped for hunting. Into a thicket of willow? In search of game. The other of the two hunters had taken a diverging path, but was not far away. The hunter attended by the boy was lending the way along n path through the thicket, when suddenly he fell, wounded with s pistol shot at the hands of this boy. The wounded man hud Jingled some pieces of money loose in his pocket. The hoy had heard and wanted It, t and had shot to get It. He made no fur ther attempt to get It. He stayed by, but made no effort to complete his work. The half conscious wounded man sent him to find the other hunter. In evident bewilder- ment he started, and finally brought him. Neither of the two men had any suspi cion of the facts. The boy had dis armed suspicion by his conduct. He seemed as unconscious as they were of his awful deed. He helped to get the wounded mnn to his carriage and on his way home with his companion, receiving their expressions of gratitude and promises of reward as he parted from them. He had wholly de ceived them—not by artifice or cunning, however, for he la totally Incapable of either. The deception Was detected and exposed upon alight scrutiny. The reality may be stated In a few words: The hunt- ers had unconsciously put themselves Into the hands of a half-witted boy; an Indi vidual who. from some cause or other, "Is unable to (fully) appreciate the real rea sons which ought to make one refrain from the commission of crime," and one of the hunters he had attempted to kill. Thus, eventually, this boy was accused of an attempt to commit murder, and the case of the the People vs. Wilfred Glover was a case ln court. ! An eminent jurist has said that It is as absurd to punish an individual not crimin ally responsible for hitting one with a stone as it Is to punish the stone with which one's head Is hit. Rut was Wilfred Glover not criminally responsible? That he Is an Imbecile there Is little doubt. But what Is the degree of his imbecility? As we all know, and as the authorities state, "imbe cility may exist In different degrees, be tween the limits of absolute Idi ocy on the one hand and per fect capacity on the other." In some cases of Imbecility there arises much difficulty In the decision of the question of criminal responsibility. This Is neces sarily so. for as the degree of Imbecility or weakness varies, so does the strength to resist temptation. And It does not mat ter in what way the responsibility arises, whether from absolute weakness of intel lect, or Insanity, the Irresponsibility Is the same. But what was the degree of this boy's imbecility. It wns certainly not that of a desperado who plans with Intelligence and executes with deliberation. Such an Individual would not have ended his at tempt with the wounding of his victim, nor have gone ns far as did this boy and then relented of his purpose. With pulling the trigger of the pistol, bis strength of pur pose was spent. His fund of intelligent c was unequal to the emergency of support ing him one step further In the perpetra tion of his crime. He was at the end of his capacity for mental achievement in that direction. Possibly he knew It was wrong to rob and wrong to kill. Possibly he knew the difference between right and wrong. Possibly his mental weakness was only such that he had not the strength to resist the temptation to avoid the right and do the wrong. Uke the Infant who sees the glittering flnme of the lamp and will grab for It. he heard the rattle of the coin and would rob for It. How much above the Infant's appreciation of the con sequences of its act was bis appreciation of the consequences, of his act? Could he appreciate the reasons why he should refrain from crime? Or did he appreciate them, and from pure wanton wickedness despise and reject them? Upon truthful answers to all these questions must a righteous decision turn as to his responsibility, for his crime. All persons are capable of committing erlme, says the law, except: 1. Children under the age of fourteen. 2. Idtots. :t. Lunatic! and insane persons. But In the case of either children or id lots, which includes imbeciles, only In the absence of clear proof of their knowledge of the wrongfulness of the act they are charged with. Wilfred Olover had passe the age of fourteen but a few months when commit ting the act he is charged with. He was under fifteen. Then he was affected by In sufficiently well conformed organs to rea son clearly and successfully. He was very, very stupid. He thus narrowly escaped being In law both an Infant and an Imbe cile, at least. And thus, when his case was called for trial, his attorneys, recognizing the prob ability of his coming within the class of persons criminally responsible, advised that he withdraw his plea of not guilty, enter a plea of guilty, and appeal to the mercy of the court, ln consideration of his extreme youth and obviously imperfect mental development. This was done, and ln so doing It was suggested that bis sen tence be suspended and that he be commit ted to the Preston school of industry, at lone, to which boys under the ago of eight een found guilty of crimes punishable by Imprisonment may be committed, and the ultimate object of which Is such Instruc tion as is given in the public schools, such discipline and Industrial training as shall qualify Its Inmates for honored and profita ble employment after their release from It. It is due to the district attorney to say that he heartily favored the acceptance of this suggestion by the court, after a crae ful examination of all the facts, b*t that before he could give expression to his rec ommendation of the acceptance of it to the court, he was headed off and turned down by the attorney of the prosecuting wit nesses, who objected to the lone reform school as a place of adequate punishment of this boy for so atrocious a crime as he was guilty of, and asked that the prose cuting witnesses be permitted to repeat the story of the crime, that the court might the better comprehend Its enormity. This was permitted. And then the show ing that the author of the crime was after all only a weak-minded, half-lmbeclle boy, barely beyond the age of fourteen, was also permitted. After much deliberation the court de cided that for the protection ot society from the harm this boy has shown himself capable of doing, the restraints of the lone reform school are not sufficient, and that therefore he should be sent to the penitentiary at Folsom for ten years. It should be said for the community In i which this boy had his home, for the friends of his family, as well as for the j members of his family themselves, that there Is no difference of opinion with tho I court on the part of any one of them that ! IrlCll'S At this season of the year S $22 and $20 SllltS at The # A * t£4f* tycz. Clothing Corner. This At ?lOi'*> week it is a lot of Men's J I Thlc U/Wlt : High Grade Business ™ • lim VIWK |, suits in Cheviots and • f± , ~ Tweeds, of the latest m 9 styles, made in the best manner possible by high-class W workmen. Step in and take a look at them. 92 ■«»»•<) »v>via^.||>ll' « MULLEN & BLUETT CLOTHING COMPANY | 3h N. W. cor. First and Spring Sts. Q Olenwood Ranges } ? f Made In all the desirable Styles and Sizes, to use either Wood or f # Coal. Complete In every detail, having; all the Modern Improve- < I (I merits to be found on the highest-grade cooking apparatus are •* ( i acknowledged the best ever offered to the public < I l W. C. FURREY CO., Sole Agents || 0 167-101 North Spring; Street 4 NEW AND SECOND-HAND jffl Carpets, Mattings, furniture &E*L and StOVeS A 1 Lowest Prices I. T. MARTIN, 531-533 S. Spring St. 6 a ■ ' l""* • - Oar mock ot medium and S | 1 Akron Furniture Co.. safi 4 | 5 hornet wher. KXtJFM.KNCE ll deilrtd at SStALL EXPKN9K. X g Telephone Main H46. AKRON FURNITURE CO., 441 S. Main St. 0 <#SAr«inK[t4^v7l^^^^^^ Consumption Cured DR. Hf. HARRISON BALLARD Room* 1 to 15 ZAUN BLOCK Send for OOWflghted Kntranee 41e 1-S South Spring St. "Treatise on GonaumptlonV' he should be kept ln strict restraint for a number of years. But It was a matter of surprise to all that the necessary restraint is not provided at lone. It Is as important to society as It is to the boy, If he Is ever to go at large again, that he be fitted, If possible, to be at large—treated physically and trained, mentally, morally and manu ally. Is Folsom planned for the reception. • ■are and treatment of boys, as is lone? It is the prevailing Impression that Fol som and San Quentln are adapted for adults In crime. At least, the sending of mere children thither is most repugnant to the feelings and ldeus of the humane. If it is the Intention of the court to send a boy to his eternal doom, then one of the penitentiaries Is the proper selection for his reception. Otherwise, If such Is not the Intention, and a gleam of hope Is to be left for htm. the reform school Is the proper place for his commitment. If the restraints of such school are not adequate, they should be made so. N. C. BURCH. Street Cars Supplying Cigarettes An experiment for the convenience of passengers is In preparation by the North Metropolitan Tramway company of Lon don. Their cars are to be fitted with au tomatic machines for the supply of cig arettes —two ordinary ones for a penny, or one of superior quality for the same coin. This, of course. Is for the conven ience of outside passengers only. for. as heretofore, the Interior of the vehicle is strictly reserved for non-smokers. One of the cars has been fitted with Its automatic machine at the company's works. Lcyton shire, and should the experiment prove successful others will be similarly sup plied. Corea's Ruler Wants a Wife Corea's emperor, now that he has burled the ashes of his late consort. Is looking about for a new wife. The Corean people do not Care whom he selects, but wish him to marry soon, so that they may have lawful marriages again, all marrying and giving In marriage throughout the coun try having come to tin end, according to custom, the moment the late queen was murdered, more than two years ago. «~~. Forest Law in Wisconsin Ernest Itruncken, the secretary of the forestry commission of Wisconsin, is mak- I ing zealous efforts to secure the re-forest-j Ing of the cut-over lands of the state with pine trees. He announces that the "pine kings" hnve promised to replant their cut over lands with trees a year old If the state will see that the fire law pertaining to forests is strictly enforced. •• • i Bunker Hill Monument Dwarfed A Doston newspaper complains thnt the famous Hunker 1111 l monument, which, I when first erected, was the tallest creation J of man in this country, has now becme I quite Insignificant in height. It Is 220 feet' high, or X" feet shorter than the - city hall tower In Philadelphia. African Monkeys Disappearing Africa's monkeys are giving out. In the neighborhood of the gold coast they have i been exterminated, and Inst year the col ony could collect only 07,660 monkey skins, whereas In 18114, 1C8.405 skins, valued at (205,000, were exported. Why Red Irritates a Bull Red irritates oxen because It Is the com | plementary color to green, and the eyes lof the cattle being fixed on so much herb age, anything red Impresses their sight j with Increased intensity. The Origin of the Opal A dew-drop came, with a spark or flame I He had caught from the sun's last ray, To a violet's breast, where he lay at rest j Till the hours brought back the day. Tho rose looked down, with a blush and frown; 1 But she smiled all at once, to view | Her own bright form, with its coloring ■ warm, ] Reflected back by the dew. Then the stranger took a stolen look .rtl thi «»•>■ -i>i\ ai.i. biut . And a leaflet green, with its silver sheen, j Was seen by the Idler, too. : A cold north wind, as he thus reclined. Of a sudden raged around; ' And a maiden fair, who was walking there, Next morning an opal found. —Anonymous. THE PUBLIC PULSE (The Herald under this heading prints communications, but docs not assume re sponsibility for the sentiments expressed. Correspondents are requested to cultivate brevity as far as Is consistent with the proper expression of their views.) In Defense of Mr. Bliss To the Editor of the Los Angeles Herald: The unwarranted attacks upon the Rev. W. D. P. Hllss that have lately appeared In the Evening Express are too mislead ing to be allowed to go uncontradicted. If that paper has correctly quoted the RevorendH Taylor and Gray It has put them In a very' peculiar light. In view ot the fact of their recent pulpit endorsements; but, as most persons know' these two men to be men of their word, the false position is but the product of the Evening Prevar icator in an attempt to create an opposi tion to this noble man. As for YV. C. Patterson, if he had been so horribly Inveigled as he has tried to make out. we who listened attentively to the speakers, regret exceedingly that MtJ Patterson should have been forced InjT so trying a position, and would ham, thought much better of him If, when hi. coming aware of bis awful predlcametfl| he had resigned, and not. after Rev. fills* departure, concocted such a lame Itora to avoid the odium of having presided al chairman at a gathering of anarchists, prominent among whom were Mrs. Car<» line Severance. Mi s. Kate Tapper Galpln, Bishop Montgomery. Rabbi Solomon, Judge Booth, Prof. Hardy and nev. John Gray. Again, those who heard the words of Bishop Montgomery on the same day know that he agreed with Rev. Bliss In the fundamental Ideas as set forth by him during his stay in the city. The bishop did in one respect say that he did not en tertain Mr. Uliss' idea in regard to tho ownership of land. This was the only dif ference that the audience was able to dis cern. Of course the bishop did say there were some things he did not quite under stand, but such statements could not be construed to mean that he held an oppo site opinion about a question he confessed he did not fully comprehend. S. ARION LEWIS. Some Observations on Man The men never carry pocket books. They ■don't need to; they carry the money. Money spent by young men on visiting girls in ninety-nine cases out of every hun dred is money burned. A man always knows how good his work Is. but seldom realizes how bad It is. After all. the most admirable thing in the world Is a man who has good sense and uses it. After a man gets old and cold and tired, there Is a spot In him that nothing but a drop of liquor can touch. Kven love falls short ln reaching 11. Investigate a "lucky" man and you will find a lot of sense and industry behind him. An Atchison man claims to have eaten so much health food that he has dyspepsia. A young man needn't be so proud ot five square, delicately perfumed envelopes ho recdves ln the mall; there Is no money in them. —Atchison Globe, i Reflections of a Bachelor Every rose has a few thorns and every woman has a lot of pins stuck ln her. It Is what we don't think that makes us Innocent, and w"hat we don't do that keeps us so. Nothing spoils a woman so for the men as to get the reputation of being "well in formed." The reason why very tall girls don't got married easily Is because whenever they try to act like little, helpless, nestling things that want to be taken care of they get ridiculous. The average woman begins to hint around to her husband that he ought to have his life insured long before she can say she only wants it for the sake of the children.—New York Press. The First Lifeboat The first lifeboat was, curiously enough, devised by a landsman, one Lionel Lukln, a coach builder of Dunmow, in Essex. This man had lost some relatives ln the foundering of a vessel at sea, and he set about designing a vessel which should be unslnkable. Having completed his design, he fitted a cable, which wiw duly tried, and which was the means of saving vari ous lives, Lukin patented his invention ln November, 1760.