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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23. 1898.
PLATFORM
The Herald believes that the city of
X.OB Angeles should own and control a
complete system of waterworks.
The Herald believes that the city
should acquire such a system at the
earliest date possible and on the most
advantageous terms possible, consistent
with contract obligations and fair deal
ing.
The Herald believes that tbe con
tract with the lot Angeles City Water
company should be enforced to the let
ter, and that, at the conclusion of tha
pending lease, tho plant should be taken
Over In acoordanee with the provisions
•f that contract.
NOTHING TO DO BUT WAIT
Captain Sampson, chief of the naval
board charged with the investigation of
the cause of the disaster to the Maine,
says to the American people, through
the medium of the Associated Press,
that no part of the evidence adduced
at the quest will be made public until
the investigation is completed, and the
board has had opportunity to calmly
consider it and make up its findings;
and he adds that any information pur
porting to come from him or the board
may be set down as fictitious and un
trustworthy.
The wisdom of this policy is so ob
vious as to require no defense. The
people will everywhere recognize the
importance of guarding the develop
ments from day to day as the only way
to prevent premature and unwarranted
conclusions, based upon partial state
ments of facts.
The situation is sufficiently strained,
If it has not reached the critical stage,
without the adelition of any more ex
traneous elements. There is naught to
do now but to await the final outcome
of the expert investigation, and this the
people will be disposed to do, with what
ever of patience and composure they
are able to command.
THE TIME TO COMMENCE WORK
Within the next four or five months j
conventions of the several political ]
parties will be held in this state, and
state and congressional tickets will be
put into the field. Elections this year,
especially for members of the National
house of representatives, will be prelim
inary to the decisive battle that is to be
fopght two years hence.
It is not too early to commence clear
ing the atmosphere of the "smudge"
with which it was loaded in the last cam
paign. It is doubtful if previously there
ever was so much misrepresentation and
mendacity. No Inconsiderable number
of timid men were frightened by the
charge of anarchy and confusion which,
lt was alleged, would result from the
election of Bryan.
It was asserted that the Chicago con
vention proposed to defy the authority
of the supreme court and even threaten
Its very existence. This course was per
sisted in to the last, on the maxim that
"a lie well stuck to is as good as the
truth." Apprehending that such an im
pression may still linger in the minds
of cood men, it is not Inopportune to
examine the ground upon which such
charges rest, as at the present time
the people are not under the influence of
a heated campaign, and the public mind
is in a condition to consider facts dis
passionately. What the Chicago plat
form said is as follows;
There would bo no de ficit in the rev
enue but for the amendment by the
supreme court of laws passed by a Dem
ocratic congn ss, in strict pursuance
of the uniform decisions of that court
for nearly WO years, that court having
sustained objections to its enactment
which had been overruled by the ablest
Judges who ever sat on that bench. We
declare that it is the duty of congress
to use all the constitutional power
which remains after this decision, and
which may come from its reversal by
the court as lt may hereafter be con-
stituted, so that the burdens of taxa
tion may be equal and Impartial, to the
end that wealth may bear Its due pro
portion of the expenses of the govern
ment.
There is no di fiance of the authority
of the court or disrespect, and no threat
to reconstruct it. The plank simply al
ludes as to what the court may do as
constituted In the future. The court Is
reconstructed, or reconstituted, every
time a judge dies, resigns or is retired,
nnd when that happens previous hold
ings may be modified or reversed. This
is no new thing, and to speak of what
may happen does not look like anarchy,
nor forbode revolutionary or irregular
proceedings.
There is no 3uch maxim in this country
that "the king can do no wrong" or
that judges can do no wrong. Amerl-
cans do not recognize infallibility In
any public officer, whether legislative,
•uhninistrative or judicial. The people
under our system have the right to
watch, to criticise and to differ with
courts.
John Sherman In his memoirs ex
presses the opinion that the supreme
court was wrong ln Its decision In the
Income tax case. Lawyers differ with
judges every day, and Judges frequently
reverse themselves, and those who never
do are the poorest and are unfit to wear
the ermine.
It does not He in the mouths of He
publicans to complain of attacks upon
the supreme court, for, after the de
cision ln the Dred Scott case the ma
Jority Judges were by them merciless!}
assailed with epithet and ridicule, and
threats of reconstruction of the court
were freely made. The platform thus
far quoted ls not amenable even to a
charge of the mildest form of adverse
criticism.
The remaining plank on this subject is
In the fallowing language:
We denounce the arbitrary Interfer
ence by federal authorities ln local af
fairs as a violation of the Constitution
of the United States and a crime
against free government, and we espe
cially object to government interfer
ence by injunction as a new and highly
dangerous form of oppression, by which
federal judges, in contempt of the laws
of states and the rights of citizens,
become at once legislators, judges and
executioners; and we approve the bill
passed at the last session of tbe United
States senate, and now pending in the
house, relative to contempt in federal
courts, and providing for trials by jury
in certain cases of contempt.
Here is no expression of opposition to
other than arbitrary interference, no
questioning of the right of the general
government to protect the mails, the
public property or inter-state commerce,
but there is an assertion that the local
or state laws shall not be impaired in
their effectiveness and dignity. Who
will say that state laws shall not be
respected by federal authorities when
they do not conflict with the constitution
and laws of the United States? That
there has been abuse of the injunctive
power will not be denied by any who
have respect for the liberties and rights
of American citizens. All the platforir
proposes is that in certain cases allegec
offenders shall be tried by juries of theit
peers. Those are cases of contempt noi
in the presence of the court or so neat
as to interrupt its proceedings. This is
the purport of the bill referred to lr
the platform as having passed the sen
ate. Contempts committed in presence
of the court are taken judicial notice of,
and are properly tried summarily be
fore the judge.
It is not only pardonable but highly
commendable for political parties in
their conventions to call attention to
and denounce wrongs, and demand tha:
they shall cease. Unless this is done in
some manner abuses will become riveted
upon the people. Arbitrary action, if
not checked at its inception, will be
come fastened upon the body politic like
a chronic disease upon an individual.
SENSATIONALISM RUN MAD
The San Francisco Call is accused by
one of its contemporaries with having
paid one hundred dollars to a dissolute
and discouraged young man to take his
own life, the poor wretch first writing
the emotions experienced as the hour
for the tragedy approached, in narrative
form, for publication in the Call.
The offending journal denies knowl-,
edge of the nature of the story which
it bought of the poor fool, claiming that
he deceived its manager as to its Im
port.
There were but two witnesses to the
transaction, the living editor and the
dead writer, hence the truth may never
be known, for the dead tell no tales,
and a living sensationalist is generally
not to be believd on oath.
He traffics in lies, redecorates them
every morning, and feeds them to the
morbid people who buy his tainted
sheet—why should he be presumed to
be acquainted with truths, why should
his testimony be admitted? His call
ing makes his guilt presumptive.
The widow and the sister of the sui
cide scorn the gold tendered ln satis
faction of the compact, and charge di
rectly that the Call bargained for the
blood of the loved one.
At all events the Call secured and
published the coveted story, paid noth
ing for It, and is welcome to the usufruct.
What should it be? We greatly fear
there is no punishment to fit the crime.
The statute books designate no penalty
for such atrocious abuse of press priv
ilege. Public sentiment alone Is capable
of admir-istcring an adequate rebuke,
and public sentiment, all too often,
stands In awe of the mighty and audac
ious offender—fearful of his money, his
influence, his "pull," his power.
Inveigh as we may against the growth
of yellow Journalism, it seems ever to
flourish and grow tall, as the rank weed
in the margin of the filthy, miasmatic
pool.
It will have its day, and this may not
be shortened by any protest which the
more thoughtful among us are impelled,
by contemplation of the consequences,
to enter from time to time. It will
sooner or later destroy itself by its own
excesses, for business necessity that
stops not at tho destruction of human
life, that is not restrained by pity for
the widow's weeds or the sister's grief,
will in time o'erleap all bounds. The
popular conscience will then revolt, and
there will be an e ; nd to the perversion of
the legitimate uses of a great and use
ful and powerful instrumentality to
base ends and ignoble objects.
DESTINED TO MISCARRY
The ultimate success of the adminis
tration in securing the annexation of
jllawaii, and at the present session, has
scarcely been questioned in any quarter,
since the suggestion was sometime ago
thrown out that, in the event of the
failure of the treaty in the senate, the
same result could and would be se
cured by a Joint resolution, the one re
quiring a two-thirds and the other only
a bare majority of the votes in either
I house. The ease and facility with which
this might be done, in the face of the
known fact that a majority in the senate
and house favor annexation, was not
questioned until Senator White, in an
interview with a reporter of The Her
ald, published In our last, issue, declared
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LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 23,18*8
that there Is "no precedent for the ad
mission of a territory or dependency by
Joint resolution."
The senate ls traditionally conserva
tive, and In the absence of law or prece
dent for doing indirectly what may not
be achieved directly, lt may be confi
dently expected to move with the great
est caution. Senator White, who has so
ably led the opposition to annexation, ls
doubtless fully justified In his conclu
sion that the Hawaiian scheme ls des
tined to miscarry.
WITH BARED HEAD
It was an inspiring sight to see twelve
hundred veterans of the civil war march
down the broad avenues of the Angel
city yesterday morning, keeping step to
tho strains of "Marching Through
Georgia." It was a poor American cit
izen indeed who, watching these old
soldiers as they passed by, lacking
sadly the firm step and correct align
ment of the regulars and the militia of
today, did not feel the responsive chord
of patriotism touched within him; who
did not have a lump In his throat, aye,
and a tear in his eye, of which he was
not ashamed, because these were men
who staked their lives for the preserva
tion of the union.
There was another phase of yester
day's celebration that would have been
Impossible a few years ago—a com
pany of confederate veterans joining
together with their old-time foes In
commemorating the deeds of valor, and
pledging themselves, the blue and the
gray alike, to the perpetuation of the
republic, the preservation of the union,
and to Old Glory forever! And we may
take a moment from the living to pay
a tribute to the dead:
"No more shall the war-cry sever;
Or the winding river be red;
They banish our anger forever
When they laurel the graves of our
dead.
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the Judgment day;
Love and tears for the blue.
Tears and love for the gray."
PEOPLE TO HAVE AN INNING
In an Interview published ln this
Journal yesterday Senator White said
he did not think there was a fair-minded
Republican who does not believe his
party will be defeated in the November
elections.
This is doubtless a true reflex of the
prevailing impression at the national
capital at this time. It is not an idle
partisan boast, for no opponent of the
administration has yet attempted to
vie with Senator Chandler in vehement
declaration of the fact that Republican
ascendency is doomed. The utter failure
of its boasted revenue measure to meet
the requirements of the government,
upon the one hand, or to open mills or
factories on the other, to say nothing
of the confusion into which our foreign
trade has been thrown by its unreas
onable and illogical exactions, coupled
with the failure of the administration
to carry out pledges of thejjlatform re
garding the independence of Cuba, and
its base betrayal of the bimetallist ele
ment in the party, by its open espousal
of the cause of gold monometallism, are
sufficient in themselves to justify the
popular estimate of the probable out
come of the forthcoming congressional
elections, as stated by Senator White.
But one thing now stands in the way
of an overwhelming popular triumph
next fall —the failure of the opposing ele
ments to get together and work in har
mony—and that failure is a very remote
possibility.
THE ISSUE STILL LIVES
A rebellion is still in progress in Cuba,
but the American people, in both official
and private life, seem to have lost sight
of the fact. The disaster to the battle
ship Maine seems to have swallowed up
for the nonce all recollection and con
cern regarding the primary cause that
led up to the existing strained relations
between this country and Spain.
While it is, pe-rhaps, natural that this
should be the case, the cause of the
struggling Cubans should not be for
gotten. The national honor of our
country ls, cf course, the primary con
cern of our government and people,
but there is room for humanity by the
side of honor.
It should not be forgotten that, prior
to the blowing up of the Maine, It
had been declared on all sides and by
competent and unprejudiced authori
ties that the plan of autonomy, con
cocted by the Sagasta ministry and
placed in the charge of General Blanco,
Is a complete, irretrievable failure.
The Spanish government, in order to
gain time might assert that such is not
the case; but the facts are patent.
The administration at Washington has
now a double duty to perform. It must
guard the national honor by ascertain
ing the facts connected with the blowing
up of the Maine and act accordingly.
It must note the progress—or rather tho
lack of progress—of the autonomy
scheme, and act on that. The starving
hundreds of thousands of Cubans can
not wait indefinitely on the United
States If they are to live; and they can
hope for nothing from Spain.
What are we going to do about these
things?
The anti-Hanna forces In Ohio, headed
by McKisson, are said to have sent an
ultimatum to Senator Foraker, in effect
that he must now show his hand or take
the consequences. It will be a delicate
matter for the senior senator from Ohio
to undertake the unseating of his pow
erful colleague, but it will be a fatal
matter to decline. To do so will be tan
tantamount to retiring from public life.
He who hesitates is lost, and Foraker
appears to be hesitating.
The veteran pushed in line yester
day in a wheel chair was an uncon
scious pictorial illustration of the pat
riotic spirit that still burns brightly In
the breast of every man who marched
to the music of the union ln '61. The
multiplication of wheel chairs will not
add directly to the force effective of the
army, but it should serve to stimulate
the loyal impulse in the younger gen
eration.
The expected, of course K has happened,
and the first report of the Spanish
divers is that the disaster to the Maine
was, loused fey an, accldep.t. It was
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hardly to be expected that they would
find that It was a deliberate Spanish plot
to destroy a powerful vessel belonging
to a people much disliked.
Prof. Nansen appears to be a mind
reader as well as an explorer. He
tells a London paper that his American
audiences would doubtless have been
quite as well pleased with a comic song
as with his lectures. Our people never
like to be bored, and they don't mind
who knows It.
Los Angeles clearings fluctuate from
week to week, but the tendency ls
rarely downward. The gain Is steady,
unmistakable and well sustained. It Is,
moreover, based upon stable, wholesome
conditions.
Currency reform ls almost as dead as
autonomy, and yet the Chicago Times-
Herald talks of it as if it were a real
and tangible entity. It should endeavor
to get a move on its auto-mobtle hobby.
Ex-President Harrison was the orator
of the day at Chicago yesterday, his
theme being "The Obligations of
Wealth." It was quite a concession.
The French anarchist Is overdue, but
he will doubtless be ln evidence before
long, if the fever of excitement contin
ues to increase.
Dog muzzling ordinances are good—
when enforced.
EACH IN HIS OWN NAME
A fire mist and a planet,
A crystal and a cell;
A Jellyfish and a saurian.
And caves where the cave-men dwell;
Then a sense of law and beauty
And a face turned from the clod—
Some call lt Evolution,
And others call lt God.
A haze on the far horizon,
The infinite, tender sky:
The ripe rich tints of the cornfields,
And the wild geese sailing high:
And all over upland and lowland
The charm of the goldenrod—
Some of us call It Autumn,
And others call it God.
Like tides on a crescent sea beach,
When the moon is new and ;hln.
Into our heans high yearnings
Come welling and surging in
come from the mystic ocean
Whose rim no foot has trod—
Some of us call lt Longing,
And oth.ers call It God.
A picket frozen on duty.
A mother starved for her brood,
Socrates drinking the hemlock.
And Jesus on the rood:
The million who. humble an 1 nameless,
The straight, hard pathway trod—
Some call It Consecration,
And others call it God.
—W. H. Carruth In Boston Christian Regis
ter.
NOTES OF THE DAY
The duke of Saxo-Coburg-Gotha (duke
of Edinburgh! has Just given £1400 for a
Stradlvarius, The best known, according
to Italian connoisseurs, belongs to Sir
Charles Halle, and Is said to be worth
£3000.
New York Typographical union No. 6 ls
planning to buy a great tract of land, on
which to colonize those of its members
who cannot secure employment at their
trade.
So rapid has been the change ln the
English language that the English of today
bears no more resemblance to the English
of lIKW years ago than it does to German.
Berlin's servant girls are losing the
steady habits of tho German "Dienstmad
chen;" their average time of service in one
place is only nine and a half months.
A New York woman has designed a skirt
supporter composed of a double strap to go
around the shoulders and down the back,
ending ln two securing devices.
Lately an olive tree was carelessly de
stroyed near Nice, which had a positive
record of five centuries and measured 3>;
feet in circumference.
During the hot months in Venezuela ex
posure of the bare head to the sun for half
an hour means a certain fever and almost
certain death.
A wealthy merchant of Mexico says that
the linen industry of that country now sur
passes that of Ireland in its palmiest days.
The Plundering Pool
The Los Angeles Herald of yesterday
contained another chapter of its expose of
the Santa Fe-Southern Pacific pool. That
paper is rendering a substantial service to
all Southern California by Its disclosures
regarding as nefarious a combination as
ever plundered a community. The Her
ald's efforts, too, promise tangible results.
The people of Los Angeles propose to test
the question of the power of two railroads
to defy the law. There is trouble brew
ing for the pool.—San Diego Union.
Dressed as a White Hen
One of the prettiest flgures at a children's
fancy drey s ball recently given was that of
a little girl about 6 years old, dressed as a
white hen. The bodice, in white material,
was cut low, entirely sewn over with white
feathers; imitation wings were made in the
same manner, only stiffened, and attached
to the shoulders and hips. The skirt was
red "liberty" satin plisse, red shoes, Block
ings and gloves, white satin sash, and red
ribbon round the throat; the head dress.
Imitation ben's head (to fit like a cap), with
a red comb. This charming little costume
was completed by a basket of eggs, and a
necklace also of eggs.
Something More for the Trusts
There is a proposition before one of the
house committees to establish a new de
part mint to be known as the department
ot commen c and industry. It ls certainly
In order for the government to do some
thing for the infant trusts, and this might
accomplish It.—liutte, Mont., Miner.
Trusts Growing Apace
It Is a remarkably good season for trusts.
Now ones are springing up here and there
day by day. The tendency to consolida
tion of capital and monopoly of trade has
received a notable Impulse since the revi
val of McKinleylsm.—Boston Post.
Know When They Are Well Off
By a vote of 233 to 133 the English house
of commons refused to consider a proposi
tion to meet hostile tariffs and bounties
by counter duties on imports. The Britons
have prospered mightily by sticking to
free trade, and they sensibly refuse to
abandon it.—Philadelphia Rocord.
Republicans and Boss Rule
The trouble with the Republican party
everywhere Is the boss system, buttressed
on the spoils system. So long as these sys
tems shall endure it will pass the wit of
man to "fix up some harmony" which will
stay fixed.— Philadelphia Record.
Chance for a "Full"
California has a lake 104 feet long, thirty
four feet wide and twenty-four feet deep,
which contains nothing but red wine. What
a picnic it would be for a French ball to get
itself located right on the shore of that
lake—St. Paul Globe.
Counting the Cost
Mr. Wanamaker has not yet taken his
check book ln hand to write his letter of
acceptance.—Washington Post.
Domestic Woes
This world ls full of care and doubt.
When household broils begin;
The coal will preflenttjr give out.
And the hired girt won't give'in.
—Washington Evening Star.
THE PUBLIC PULSE
(The Herald under this beading prints
communications, but does not assuma re
sponsibility for tbs sentiments expressed.
Correspondents are requested to cultivate
brevity as far as ls consistent with the
proper expression of their views.)
San Diego's Wonts
To the Editor of the Los Angeles Herald:
What ls the matter with San Diego? It
appears to want but little here below, but
it wants that little very long, and then It
wants a little more a little longer.
San Diego wanted a railroad to go with
its harbor. She got the railroad. She then
wanted rates to Interior points so low that
she could compete with other sections in
furnishing lumber, etc.. to the citiiens of
Riverside and San Bernardino counties In
competition with San Pedro and Redondo.
She got these low rates, so that lumber
is hauled from San Diego, up through San
Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino coun
ties to the Los Angeles county line for the
same rate as Is charged for a much shorter
haul from San Pedro or Redondo to the
same points.
San Diego not only wanted its great bay
with Its great climate, but she wanted it
fenced in with big suns, planted at the ex
penso of Uncle Sam. She got lt fenced In.
Then San Dlego wanted more water. Mr.
Babcock, who went down to the city by the
bay a few years since for his health, said
that for a consideration the water would
be provided. The people voted a million
and a half of bonds, notwithstanding the
fact that some engineers of the state de
clared against the feasibility of the pro
ject. The superior court declared the bonds
Illegal, but Babcock, having faith Jn the
enterprise, went ahead with the work. In
the meantime the supreme court may rat
ify the opinion of the superior court. Some
thing must be done. Therefore Mr. Bab
cock and his paper, the Union, want
more benefits for the dear people whom he
may soon ask again for favors if the su
preme court docs not see things through
his spectacles. Now the people of San
Diego, represented In the senate and as
sembly by Mr. Babcock and the Union, ask
more railroad favors, notwithstanding the
favors mentioned above and the further
fact that people and oranges can go east
from San Diego Just as cheaply as from any
point in Southern California.
They nlso want a harbor monopoly. Great
is San Diego, and—Babcock Is Its "profit."
Los Angeles must not have a harbor at San
Pedro. It is a waste of public money and
against the interests of San Diego and
Babcock.
If Mr. Babcock sees anything that he
doesn't want just let him mention that fact.
The people of Los Angeles and the Santa
Ie railroad are at his command, and Hunt
ington will probably build a railroad down
there If he says so.
Wonder if the people of San Diego are
blind? A FORMES SAN DIEGAN.
CALIFORNIA OPINION
Huntington's Flans
The report ls current that President
Huntington of the Southern Pacific has
made a treaty of peace with the Vander
bilts, and that the latter have agreed not
to bid ngainst him for the Central Pacific
when its foreclosure for debts due to the
government takes place. This is very Im
portant if true, and, as the intelligence Is
published in a non-scnsatlonal way, and as
the story is intrinsically probable, lt Is
likely to be all true. It seems to answer
the question, what is going to become of
the Central Pacific, by showing that it will
be bought ln by Huntington.—Oakland En
quirer.
Servants Who Do Not Serve
Nothing could more strikingly show the
thoroughly unrepresentative character of
the present administration than the status
of Cuban affairs, lt is certain that nine In
ten of the mass of citizens are eager for In
terference with Spanish butchery In Cuba,
and. It necessary, for a declaration of war.
And yet it is reasonably certain that the
government will not Interfere and that the
Cubans will not be granted even the poor
boon of recognition as belligerents.—
Stockton Mail.
How We Grow
The Los Angeles chamber of commerce
has issued a very striking little folder, en
titled. "How We Grow." It contains half
tone cuts of eighteen new blocks now be
ing erected in that city, the aggregate cost
•>i which is over tI.OOO.iJOO. This is no boom
statement, for the pictures tell their own
story. The wave of prosperity is certainly
somewhat in evidence in the metropolis of
Southern California.—Riverside Press.
Bad Year for Bosses
Lots of people are hustling to get on the
right side of the political slate, and lots of
people will get on some political slate or
other, only to get their particular slate
smashed in the convention. This promises
to be one of the sort of years when political
bosses and professional slate makers will
have several sorts of nightmare before
they get through with the campaign.—
Redlm.ds Citrograph.
No Use to Suggest It
The Call might consistently stop shriek
ing "yellow" at the Examiner and quit be
ing "yellow" itself.—Sacramento Eee.
"La Femme Roentgen"
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"La Femme Roentgen.'' a woman who !s
described as being able to read with case
through opaque bodies. Such, at least, is
the? story. We are told that Dr. Ferroul
of Narbonne has found and has Introduced
this phenomenal lady to his colleagues at
the medical faculty at Montpelier. "All
this is quite impossible." exclaimed Dr.
Grasset, when he was Informed of the new
wonder. "Well, you will sea," was the re
ply. Then the demonstration was made.
The woman succeeded In reading at a dis
tance a letter the envelope of which had
been covered with seals and also posted, as
an additional precaution, and so Dr. Gras
set was converted. Some skepticism on
the subject is still permissible, neverthe
less; yet what a vista of queer possibili
ties does not this open out, even if "La
Femme Roentgen" possesses only a mod
erate share of the extraordinary qualities
thus attributed to her.—Parisian.
Odd Items From Everywhere
The eight women colonels of the German
army, who draw swords only occasionally
and their salaries regularly, are: Tho em
press of Germany, the dowager empress,
wife of tbe late Frederick III.; Princess
Frederick Charles of Prussia, the queen
egent, Sophia, and Queen Wllhelmina of
the Netherlands, the duchess of Con
naught, tho duchess of Edinburgh, sister
of tho emperor of Russia, and Queen Vic
toria.
Mrs. Willard Brown of West Kennebunk,
Me., opened a can of pumpkin last week
that was 22 years old. It was sweet and
apparently all right, so a Blddeford paper
says.
Chinese brides, when putting on their
bridal garments on the eventful morning,
stand in round, shallow baskets during
their lengthy toilets. This ls supposed
to Insure them placid and well-rounded
lives in their new homes.
Colns of low denominations circulate very
rapidly. Thus it is calculated that every
penny in circulation changes hands a
dozen times a week.
The duchess of Northumberland owns a
shawl which formerly belonged to Charles
X of France, and was manufactured from
the fur of Persian cats. Many thousands
of cats' skins were utilized, and the weav-
ing occupied some years. The shawl meas
ures eight yards square, but lt is so fine
that it can be compressed into the space
of a largo coffee cup.
In a home ln Warrenton, Vt., ls hung the
large mirror before which George Wash
ington made his dally toilet. The mirror
was bought at a sale of the personal effects
of Lawrence Washington, a great nephew
of the first president, and has hung ln Its
present place for 35 years.
Raphael Tuck, the well-known Christmas
card man, says some ot the designers re
ceive very large sums of money tor their
work. He says tho earnings of one lady
ls $5000, another $3000, while copyists re
ceive at least $15 per week.
A South Gardiner (Me.) cat that rings
the front door bell when It wants to come
j Stout Men* j
® lIP i ?Hi l"*jf We have secured the sole agency g
I —3f I I of the ce,ebrated Pickwick ®
% KsT"A/ syl I Ik ready-to-wear clothing, and are S
a ft^S^r'/J' EmTI tt? to fit any and every man ®
@ 11 ill Im/M /AiH ifTO rnln SoTTrtTTi who cannot be " tted elsewhere. j§
i c JU \l XJ_j \, The makers of this clothing make $
i ' -..-S-.il - W no regular sizes, but give all their S
§ WE FIT THE HARD-TO-FIT attention to making clothing for ®
| ssswtirio tbao€ hark hard-to-fit men-no matter how I
ffi stout, how thin, how short or how tall you may be, we can fit you. Come in <§
® and see if we can't. j
I MULLEN & BLUETT CLOTHING CO.
I N W. Corner First and Spring Streets f
J FOR THE SUMMER SEASON... \
jj I
| ShirtWaists ; Wash Fabrics i
4 SHIRTWAISTS, Zr_ jl PLAID LINENS, <[• i
Kj of cambric in checks and O.jC $ with raised designs of con- lOC s§
X fancy plaid, each j trasting colors, yard R
I SHIRTWAISTS. "If j IMPERIAL ORGANDIES, /*/\ X
■ i'( stripe percales, new I LjC I Moral patterns, barred over- £I|C ta
E tachable collar, each | shot threads, yard serv*- v
1 SHIRTWAISTS, QP < IRISH HOMESPUN, a R
■ ol long cloth, small de- QnC ( coarse, cotton weave in me- M
l| signs, dash and plaids, ea.. ij dium and dark colors, yd.. y
g SHIRT WAISTS, of chain- £ ] !| IMPORTED ORGANDIES, _tf\_~ _\
i bray, perfect fitting, col- 1* I Mil rich Persian effects and set jjllC P
ij ors guaranteed, each.... ( ; floral patterns, yard S
I SHIRT WAISTS, of (1» f «F» I LACE GRENADINES, dainty 5
Madras cloth, chic, swell 1* I / and sheer, in pink, buff, 4IIC ■■
■ patterns, each i green, blue and tan, yard.. gjjj
GOURIAiVS
PRIVATE COLLECTION OE . . .
GENUINE RARE
■ ■Oriental.. [)||fA
Imparled by htm direct from Constantinople | % \Jp
On Exhibition Today at
245 S. Broadway Near the Boston Store
. . . WILL BE SOLD OUT . . .
At Peremptory AUCTION
Thursday and Friday, Eeb. 24, 25
.. AT 2 P. M...
Sale Only Two Days
Mr. Courian, a renowned Rug expert of Constantinople,
has made this collection in his three years' travels in the
Orient, and will be present personally at the exhibition
and the sale to describe the goods.
His collection stands without a parallel in variety,
rarity and genuineness.
BEN 0. rhoades, Auctioneer
maaaaa^^
1 Great Fire Sale B^ mc 081 stoves
s 1 ft
k ... Note 9ur Prices ... §s
B \S
5 3-Burner, High Frame, with oven; regu- 2-Burner, Low Frame; regular price &
1 lar price $20.00. Cll C A *7.00. 3AA A " d |
Our price now «Pll>dU Our price now «|)«J.Vv " j|
2-Burner, High frame, with oven; regit- 3-Burner, low frame; regular price 1
§ lar price $17.00. djifl t-ft ?9.C0. *3 CA A !| d |
Our price now »pIU.tjU Our price now %J)t7.t»W &
8 I
6 Above line in the "STANI> Altl)," aud has had lour years successful tost-
X lue. Stoves werein stock of Holt)rook, Merrill & Stetson, and slightly
damaged by fire and water In city warehouse, but are in perfeot working
order. Call and tee the Wonderful Bargains.
| HARSHMAN ft DIETZ 414 South Spring St. j
REFRIGERATORS
S„_. i>»A»||«„ "WHERE BUMMER HOLDS
anta Catalina island full sway."
.. . New Steamer FALCON Now On .. .
3U hours from Los Anirelcs, Cal. A summer and winter resort without a counterpart on the
American continent Grande-t mountsln stage rpad in tho west, famous fishing and hunting
grounds. Wild goat, uuoll and doves In thousands, Glass bottom boat revealing fne wonaera
of the ocean's ucpthS. HOTEL MKTROPOLE, remodeled and enlarged; open all «« rear
round trip service dally, except Sunday, leaving 8. P and Terminal depots, _f»/£*_™Li2Z
San Pedro as per railroad time tables. BANNING CO., Agents iifH. Bpr Ing St., Los Angeles,
Cal. G. H. Humphreys Catalina lidnnd Carrier I'igerm Hcrytee In daily operation to Los Ang»"»
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X a a s-a *a. /-»_ Our stook ol ms*!? 1 "* o ,* 2
8 Akron Furniture Co.. 1
2 i tion jlven to fMnUhiaf o
6 hones where kxckllencS is desired at small kxpknsk. 9
2 Telephone Main IMB. AKRON FURNITURE CO., 441 S.
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