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Spalding, General Manager of The Herald • • Publishing Company, being first duly sworn, deposes and • • says: That ths average dally circulation of -.he Los An- • • les Herald for the six months ending Sept. 30. 18», was • • Dally Herald t,IM • • Sunday Herald 10.143 „' • • WILLIAM A. SPALDING. • • Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of Oc- • • tober. IS9B. G. A. DOBINSON. • • (Seal.) Notary Public In and for the county or • • Los Angeles, state of California. • TUESDAY, DECEMBER «<>, isnsi. The question has been somew hat discussed as to what Dem ocrats in the legislature should do in regard to the senatorship. The choice of selection will undoubtedly l ite enoice oi selection win hiiihiulhuu; fall upon a Republican. In the bare supposi tion that there will be a split in the ranks of the majority it has been suggested that It.-. T1„.h n ,t.,i- Dnr.nU. WHAT DEMOCRATS SHOULD DO the Democrats vote for the better Repub lican. There is no better Republican, from a political stand point. Whoever may be elected with or without Democratic votes w ill be against everything Democratic in policy. The case may possibly arise where, by their votes. Democrats may be able to elect a Republican ostensibly anti-railroad, anti- De Young-and-Spreckels combine, and anti-Boss McLaughlin; but he will be anti-Democratic, and w ill act under the direction of his party managers. Let it not he forgotten that the Repub lican is a thoroughly organized and drilled party, and that its policy is not governed by public thought, but is decided upon by a council from which the masses are excluded. Whoever shall be elected senator will sustain trust* and syndicates for that is in accord with the party creed. Dissonance will not be allowed, especially as a presidential campaign is soon to occur. It is time for Democrats to enter upon organized action. It is true that they have but one more than a fourth of the mem bers of the legislature, but they should act as a phalanx for Democratic principles, and a nucleus for Democratic organiza tion. The party will gain nothing by becoming a shuttlecock, and voting for any Republican for senator will not he apprecia bly serviceable to the, state or nation. It would be fatally demoralizing for the Democrats to take part in factional Re publican contests. Let the Republicans take all the responsibil ity that attaches to the election of a senator. When the country sees that Democrats will unswervingly fight for principle, they will challenge respect, and entitle them selves to popular confidence; but if they can be wheedled into going here, and there in pursuit of jack-O-Iantem advantages, they will be mistrusted and regarded as weak, insincere or venal. The Democratic party today is the rallying point for all progressive and reform elements. It is recognized as the party, if it remain true to its professions, that will insure protection to popular rights. This great fact should be impressed upon the mind of every Democrat, ami inspire to the most vigorous efforts. In our opinion the Democrats in the legislature should se lect a man of the highest character and vote for him solidly from first to last. The gold syndicate is not satisfied with what the president Is doing, and some of its organs are taking him to task for devoting so much energv to territorial ex- uevuuuu -o iitttcit t-ncigt it, tt-t t 11 01 tit t ex pansion ami neglecting the money question. The Rankers' alliance, realizing that little else can be done during the short session of BEGINNING TO COMPLAIN the present congress, beyond passing the appropriation bills, bad planned for an early extra session of the new con gress. They supposed their plan had the presiden tial approval, but it i- announced that such a session will not be hehl. ami that legislation fur the government of our new acquisitions, except Hawaii, will be postponed to the regular session, to commence a year hence. In the meantime the gov ernment of the colonies shall be military. This has called forth some rather sharp criticisms of the president. If fault-finding be continued it may cause Hie president to change his mind on the subject of an extra session, though we cannot avoid the thought that McKinley has no relish for the monetary dish the syndicate has prepared to set before him, and that he will put off partaking of it a- long as he can. While we think there should be early revision of our money system, though not on th" lines laid down for the administration, yet we can hardly say that it is unwise for the president to postpone action till a better knowledge of the want- of the new possessions is acquired, for their pecuniary needs may be such as to modify the theory of our financial legislation. They are all silver using, and it would be harsh to force on them a money that would retard their advancement and embarrass their commerce, as 1ms been done in India by Great Britain. The Rankers' alliance should not be in too much haste; the country can gel along with the money system as it, is for a time sufficient to give the subject due investigation. The money question is of exceeding importance, and it w ill not be settled permanently till a plan is devised for a currency widely distributed, which will be taken without question in every part of the nation; one that can he expanded and contracted automatically as conditions demand, and not as now. "con tracted when most needed and expanded when least needed." If the president has determined to withhold the peace treaty from the present congress, his act will be in harmony with the whole course of his administration. First, 11 ,, i iv,, i. J, the party. That has been from the start | the key-tone of the administration's audi, j He has retained at least one member of his ! FIRST OF ALL, THE PARTY i.. ,..,s ,,, leasi one niemner ol his cabinet when the whole country rang with denunciation against him. Alger was saved because he had been "faithful to the party;" and to administer a deserved kicking out of the cabinet might have been detrimental to the party. There is nothing thus far. except the significant utterance of Judge Day to indicate that the president thinks of pigeon holing* the treaty. Hut why should the president's intimate personal and official friend allude to the probability, or even the possibility, of such executive action? The only reasonable conclusion is that Judge Day happens to know that the president will not risk the chance of defeat, in the present senate, in a matter that i- to be the foundation of his claim to a second term. The peace treaty is a national, not a partisan compact. It is the duty of the executive to transmit it to the senate without regard to the political complexion of (hat body. There is no cause for delay in making final settlement of the war issues and there can be no reasonable excuse for the course hinted at by Judge Day. Hut. a- before remarked, this policy 0 f sub ordinating everything to the interests of the Republican party, together with the president's personal nspirations, has marked the course of tho administration from the beginning. It is pxpectod that the treaty will bo placed in the president's bands on the 24th inst., as soon as it can bo dispatched to Washington after tho arrival of tho peaoe Commissioners on tho St. Louis, at Xew York. Tho nation is in ignorance of tho details of the compact, having nothing thus far but brief and unofficial synopses of its contents. It should, without delay, bo transmitted to the people's represent at ivos in congress, and the full text should he published for general perusal. President McKinley has proved himself to bo a fairly able political tacti cian, but he will make a vital mistake in his socontl term aspira tion, if he withholds that treaty until the Fifty-sixth congress assembles. When Los Angeles arrays herself in her best and most be coming attire, as she always docs in the few days preceding m>*tM4-MM« -W« u i« i,»..r. LX_. Christmas, she is fair to look upon. Her queenly style and perfect adornment would make sister cities envious if they could see her. We doubt if another American city approaches Los Angeles in beauty when LOS ANGELES IN THE HOLIDAYS ■ppromvuva uw .iiigcu-s 111 itcaiiit. wuea she is looking her prettiest, as she does in this season of the holidays. Nature is lavish in its beautifying gifts, and art, science, intelligence and the hand of industry do the rest. Los Angeles is the urban queen of the holidays. For weeks our merchants and shopkeepers have been taxing their ingenuity in efforts to do their part in contributing to the city's attractions. Their minds were on the display we now witness when they made their selections in the markets abroad of the pretty and useful things that excite admiration and make lean the purse. This display is not what the new comer would expect to find. It is not what the average city of like size presents. The store windows of Los Angeles now would do credit to the largest and foremost of American cities, and inspection inside would reveal a wealth of goods in keep ing with the window samples. The highest type of the window dresser's art is displayed, and he has abundance of the most attractive novelties with which to make his art effective. Such of these stores as have excited public interest by let ting their light shine in the newspapers, the natural medium of information from seller to buyer, are now crowded with eager customers. Searchers for holiday presents know just where to go for what they want, and usually they know w hat the cost w ill be. Holiday shopping is thus rendered a pleasure, instead of the vexatious and worrying ordeal that it necessarily is when a customer is obliged to grope in the dark, so to speak, for lack of information. The presentation of such information, in the advertising columns of the newspapers, has itself become an art within a comparatively recent period. Great tact is shown by adver tisement writers in the offerings made to the public, and much skill is exhibited in the effective display produced by the pro fessor of "the art preservative," who puts it all in type. In this line, as in others, Los Angeles is abreast of the foremost eastern cities in the perfection of its work. In the ingenuity displayed by the writers of advertisements, and in the artistic presentation of the work when it reaches the eye of the news paper reader, we may safely challenge all aspirants for su periority. In these progressive days advertising is evidently so impor tant an adjunct to successful business that it seems as if every up-to-date business man would appreciate its usefulness. Doing business without advertising, in these times, is committing the folly scripturally alluded to as "hiding your light under n bushel.'' It is useless to fill a store with even the most attract ive goods without telling the public about it. John Wana maker, the greatest of American storekeepers, once said: "Why. I would as soon think of putting up the shutters as to think of stopping my newspaper advertising." The warmth of President MeKinley's reception in the south gives gratifying evidence that even the embers of sectional animosity have died out. Everywhere he was received with hearty, spontaneous welcome. So far as we have observed, from the accounts of the journey, no "politics" appeared any where to mar the interesting ovation. If the war with Spain contributed to this scaling of the record of a generation ago. it was worth a great ileal more than it cost. When the civil war ended the hatred of the south toward the north was so bitter that a distinguished southerner declared: "Not only do our people now detest yon. but our children and our grandchildren, our remote posterity, will, for our sakes, hate you so long as history endures." Hut now, nt the end of one generation; since the close of the civil war. the blue and the gray are as brotherl;. as twins. Secretary Alger and General Shafter worshiped on Sunday at the First Presbyterian church, In Savannah. We learn from the report that "after the service they held an informal levee in the aisles, many persons crowding around them to shake hands and bid them welcome. In the report from Savannah Aye also have a remark made by General Shafter, but we do not understand that it was made while he was holding that recep tion in the church aisles. The remark was in response to the question: "How about self-government for the Cubans?" The general's emphatic answer was: "Why, those people arc no more lit for self-government than gunpowder is for hell." From tlie Redlands Facts we get the interesting news that "the Southern California Power company's wonderful plant in Santa Ann canyon is now completed, and only awaits the erec tion of a few miles of polo*, and -Hinging the wires thereon, for the transmission of the lightning power to Los Angeles." About four thousand horse power will be available at the start, and the loss in transmission is figured at less than ten percent. With the beginning of the new year, Los Angeles will have at hand ample power for manufacturing and other purposes at rales that will benefit local industries and attract other enter prises from abroad. Following the plan to pay Spain twenty million dollars for her right, title and interest in the Philippines, the administra tion is now thinking about a plan to please the insurgents by paying them for eight months' services as auxilaries of our army. It is stated that "the native troops have taken kindly to the suggestion." No doubt. Even tlie wildest Filipinos, from "way back," should have sense enough to take a present equal to eight months of soldier pay. Whether the American people, who have to furnish the cash, will "take kindly to the suggestion" is another matter, While we patiently wait for rain at this western outlet of San Bernardino valley, it is interesting to read about heavy precipitation at the eastern end. In Yucaipe valley, just east of Redlands. it is reported that snow lately fell ton depth vary ing from fourteen lo twenty-three inches at the ranches, anil it was so deep in the mountains that deer came down to the valley to feed ill tho alfalfa fields. It is reported that social economists in France note with dismay the increasing number of divorces. We should think they would. The report says lhat "hist Thursday, during a single session which lasted only four hours, the fourth chamber of the tribunal of the Seine decreed :2!>4 divorces." l.os An geles might as well abandon all hope of breaking the divorce record. The "new woman," that we hear so much about, now reports from Stroudsburg, IVnn. She was banging out clothes to dry. when a big, black bear intruded by climbing the fence. The woman retreated, armed herself with an axe, and by a deft whack she made a canyon through Bruin'ricranium. And yet we hear about avenues of usefulness being closed to the fair sex. We hope tbe accounts of destitution in Monterey county may prove to be greatly exaggerated. The district in which Buffering has occurred is fit only for grazing, it seems, and the lack of grass during the dry season caused the loss of much stock. The situation will be promptly investigated, and any real need will be supplied from other sections of the state. LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 20, JB9S SPIRIT OF THE PRESS Signs of a United Country The ability of the American people to get together on anything that affects the whole family is aptly shown in the farewell review of General Lee's troops previous to fheir departure for Cuba. The old Jeff Davis legion formed General l.cc's escort, the Maine and (ieorgia regiments marched siile by side, and Nellie Grant Sartorishadaseat by the Misses Lee on the reviewing stand. The best of it is that these evidences/)! complete reconciliation have been so com mon within the past year that they no longer attract any special notice.—St. Louis lilobe Democrat. Cuba and Yellow Fever AYhnt President Diss has accomplished at Ye ra Cruz and w hat General Wood has done at Santiago show conclusively what the l'nited States can do with Cuba, and When once it is done the commerce of the south will no longer be hnndicaped, millions of dollars will not he squandered nearly every year over the yellow specter and we will he as free of the ravages of tlie disease as is Europe today.—Memphis Commercial Ap peal. Miss Gould's Unusual Service It is urged by some sticklers for regularity that there is no precedent for a congressional vote of thanks to a woman and that it is not well to make a beginning in the ease of Miss Helen Gould, as proposed hy (leneral Wheeler. The answer to these objections is that Miss Gould's patriotic munificence also went beyond precedent. Extraordinary service justifies extraordinary requital.— Philadelphia Kecord. Just a Typical Ohioan That Cleveland judge who proposes to hold his position because the crookedness of which he is accused was committed in his first term, seems to be fully imbued with the great political motive of the day. So long as you can draw the salary what is the use of bothering about such barren iriealties as reputation and integrity '!— Pittsburg Dis patch. McKinley Is Different Cleveland ami Harrison educated the peo ple to believe the president ought to be a very positive character and have the courage of his convictions, but William McKinley is neither a Cleveland nor a Harrison in backbone nor in positiveneSS of convictions. —Kansas City Times. Tanner and the Whipping Post There is a movement to establish the whipping post as a legal instrument of pun ishment in Illinois. However, there is no connection between this fact and the con current one that Governor Tanner is to be tried for his action in the Virden riot cases. —Dallas News. Either Solemn or Silly The justices of the supreme court of New York will wear black silk gowns after Dec. 31st to make the people more thoroughly appreciate the solemnity of the court. .Men certainly look solemn or silly in gowns.— Milwaukee Journal. Looking for the Tempter There will be a lively time down at Springfield when the legislature meets, and the chances at this moment seem to be that the fellows who are afraid that they are go ing to be tempted will not be disappointed. —Peoria Herald. Mighty Interesting Reading If congress, while searching about the war department for the papers in the Carter case, should come across Colonel Roosevelt's report it will do the public a favor by bring ing it into the glaring light of day.—Wash ington Times. Alas, His Book Young Author—Ah, If see you have my book on your library table. Amiable Hostess —Yes, my husband bought it a week or so ago. Young Author—Rut, 1 notice that you haven't cut the leaves yet. Amiable Hostess —Oh, no. You see, we intend to st-nd it away. I have a cousin in New York state who never fails to knit my husband a pair of wooden socks for Christ mas. Of course, he never wears them, but we always feel that we must send her some cheap little thing in return.—Cleveland Leader. O, BUT THERE IS LOTS OF MUNNY 0, but there Is lots uv money! I'.'s agrowin' awful cheap! An' some foreign nashun's cummin' Over here to git a heep! Goin' to be a credit nashun! 1. endln' munny rite along! Almost like a reg'ler Roschildsl Ulttln' awful big an' strong! lied it !n a Sundy paper; -Mr. Kckles told it all. Two big colums uv good readln' Makes the silver man lock: small. Mr. Kckles told about it; How we're not a-hyin' mutch; How we're jis; a sellfh'—sellln'— Sellin' every thing we touch. An' he sez that things is cheaper Than they ever wus before. An' we're lettin' up on byin'— Jist keep sellln' more an' more. Sez the banks' is full uv munny. Fur lenden' it they ain't no show, ilundurd'n sixty-live big mlllyun Motne they wus a year ago! Corpurashuns air jist lousy! An' there goin' to give away. To pay fur dlvydends an' Intrust, A hundrud mlllyun New Year's day! My! but mutiny's glttln' plenty! Caln't tell what we're cumin' to! Don't you wisht you had a twenty? I no lots uv folks thet do. But. come to think—lf every feller Hed a twenty lade away Fur ralnny wothur, In his' stockln*. They's narry a bank cud run nex' day. They's eighteen hundred million dnllura; But then they's seventy mlllyun folks! So when they sez they's plenty munny I guess thet's one of Eckles' jokes. Fur fact, I notised at the bottom Uv whut he sed thet we wud do Thet he remarked 'Iwus .list a roomer, An' quite Important If 'Iwus true. Flggerln' out fore huundrud mlllyuun Uv whut the goverment hes got Leves us a purcapitty uv Twenty dollurs', tot a dot! If Kckles only had his- twenty An' cudent git another cent, • Wud Eckles think they wus n plenty To forr!n' nashuns to be lent? An' ain't this spndln' off an' sellln' Whin prices is so awful low An' needy folks amung ua dwellln', Unthrifty like? Well. I don't no. JAMKS R. TOWNSENU. L*>s Angeles, Dec. 18, 1608. TOLD BY OUR CONSULS Novel Ice-Breaking Steamer Consul Mebcalf send* from Newcastle-on- Tync a description of the launching of the ice-breaking steamer Krmack, recently built for the Russian government. The steamer is 305 feet long, 71 feet in breadth and' 424 ftet in depth. When fully loaded the dlraft w ill be 25 feet and displacement 8000 ton*. The dimensions and appearance of the ves sel would suggest a battleship but for the cutaway bow. The principle upon which this vessel attacks the ice is an improve ment on the old idea of running up onto it and breaking it down by what might be termed brute force. Science has ad'.ledi to this brute force by placing a forward pro peller to disturb the water under the ice, depriving the latter of its. support and ren dering it a comparatively easy tas>k for the heavy vessel to break through, it is held by men. of experience in navigation amid frozen waters that theTe will he no great difficulty in keeping open many, if not all, of the principal trade routes of the world which are now rendered impassable every winter. In addition to convoying merchant vessels through the ice she is capable of carrying a heavy cargo as well as ninety passengers. Good Opening; for American Rockers Consul Pirie of Munich advises American traveling agents in (iermany to discard American methods in dealing with buyers. Engagements should be made ahead, as ac cess to buyers is much more difficult than in America. An admission that the buyer "knows it all" is a trump card. There is a large business imthe manufacturing centers in iron fittings, engineers' supplies, etc. In southern (iermany the market is good for boots and 1 shoes, tabor-saving machinery of all kinds, and! chairs, particularly rocking chairs. The consul says he has not seen one of the latter in the city. Dublin Would Take Our Coal Consul Wilbur of Dublin believes there is a chance for a large increase of tradt be tween the l'nited States and Ireland. No goods from Dublin to the l'nited: States are shipped direct, all going via Liverpool or Glasgow. Over 1,000,000 tons of bituminous coal were imported into Ireland in 1897, and was retailed at from $4-50 to $5.50 per ton. The best bituminous coal from America could be sold at a handsome profit at a con siderably less price than abovequoted. The trade in American slate is growing and bet ter shipping facilities wouldi largely in crease it. Where Window Glass Is a Luxury Dawson is soon to be "Dawson City" in reality, says Consul McCook. One must take money in in order to bring money out of the gold fields, capital being needed in developing. Many improvements have been made in Dawson. Window glass is scarce, a small light 10 by 12 readily bringing $2.50 or $3. Small fortunes have been made by parties who took supplies of glass and oil lamps. A $4 lamp commands from $18 to $20 in Dawson and a 5-eent package of carpet tacks will sell for 75 cents. One-half the buildings in Dawson today are without win dow glass. Feat Bricks a Cheap Fuel Consul Kehl of Stettin writes of the can ufacture of briquettes from peat or turf. This fuel, besides being cheap, has other merits. It is clean, easily packed In bins, gives good heat and in a closed stove with only a slight draft will remain in a glowing state for ten hours. Owing to crude ma chinery the cost of production now (about $1.55 per ton) is greater thandt will be when improved machinery is introduced. Bri quettes manufactured from coal are cheaper than those of turf. Where American Hogs Are Welcome In reply to an inquiry from Nebraska. Consul Gene ral (iowciy of Paris sends infor mation regarding the importation of live hogs from the L'nited States into France. There are no prohibitory laws in respect to the importation of bogs, but that of cows or steers from the l'nited States is abso lutely prohibited. Hogs upon arrival are ex amined by an official veterinary surgeon. If contagious disease is detected the animal is killed and its fellows put under strict surveillance. The expense of landing hog' at Havre is 19.3 cents per head. In addition a charge of $1.35 per day is made on each animal for the use of cattle pens. Duty on hogs is 2.1 cents per pound.—H. S. Canfieldl in Chicago Times-Herald. Eager for a New Start "There is' a good deal of difference be tween a quit claim and a warrantee deed," says the Xew York World. "Which arc we to*get for our 520.000.000 to be paid for the Philippines? What is Spain's title worth if the natives confront us with our Declara tion of Independence and a firm determina tion to govern themselves: - There you go again, trying to ring in the Declaration ot Independence; and- you have been giving space to Andrew Carnegie to talk about the obligations of the government under the constitution. It is doubtful if the ultra expansionists want to hear much about , these old documents. They want to get on a new basis. They are not satisfied to follow in the footsteps of the fathers. They seem to want war as a normal' condition,jcndl a large standing army, and a navy that will make the taxpayers of this country feel that they have an "Old Man of the Sea" on their shoulders. —Cincinnati Enquirer. Stand The chief of the Imperial Secret service was assured that he might tell all, without fear of getting the federal machine down on him. "The foreign dogs," the ciiiet of the im perial secret service thereupon announced, "arc saying your highne«s stands for me diaeval barbarity!" "Well, we don't stand for fc.ir of bagging our trousers, like pome people!" sneered the sultan, heatedly, thus itidi • ttin,* tha; he was aware, in spite of tho censor, of the fall fashions for enlightenel men.—Detroit Journal. The Senatorial Situation "I know not how it came about But all my sins have found me out!"— Sana; Mike de Young In a minor key, For masting; on the grill was he. "Ah, happy spirit!" Spreckels cried, Turning In pain from side to side. "With me 'tis otherwise—each sin Of mine that sought me found me In." Dan Burns and Herrin stood near by, Kach with a tear In cither eye (When saints would know : he joy again Of grief they seek the Place of Pain). Said William, thoughtful: "It appears There's such a thing as sin." The ears Of Daniel twitched to signify Attention, then he made reply- But only after long reflection: "And such another as detection." Then spreading pinions like a grouse, He ascended to the t'pper Hcus'e. And William murmured with a sigh: "Dear mc, he always will vote 'I.' " —Ambrose Bierce in San Francisco Ex aminer. j Jfa A Briliiant Display j »w of Gifts for Men j BbH Most men are Partial to Christmas ° Jf X K9. presents of articles for personal adorn- * K« ment - We kee P on 'y tllose makes of • \jr mw goods that are known to be the best. • • ™ We suggest as suitable— . J * Smoking Jackets, Bath Robes, Fine I I Neckwear, Handkerchiefs, Suspenders, etc, * MULLEIN- BLUETT 8 GO. j I Christmas Candles § fThe following price list may be of interest to those who will need candles for the Christmas tree and other holiday deco- rations — tfK f Fancy Twisted Wax Candles in All Colors Wft 3-inch length, 48 in box 15c box or 2 boxes 25c 4-inch length, 36 in box 15c box or 2 boxes 25c .-A-. 4k-incn lenßth, 24 in box 15c box or 2 boxes 25c SB* 5-inch length, 18 in box tSc box or 2 boxes 25c nffij (m Fancy gold embossed candles, 75c and ooc doz. w Wrought iron candle holders in dragon and two other designs, w (fy at 2 5 cents. Fancy candle shades in light, dainty colors, 25c to g1.25. ® % 208-210 S. Spring St. — Wilcox Building. ffi I » 0/7 Heaters That Heat | jebß| We sell only the best makes, and there are many kinds. ' B, 111 No smoke, no smell to the following— 1 iPI Florence Oil Heater, $4.00 Electric Oil Heater, $6.00 | JB?L We are also showing a good air-tight boater .it $3.00. S Store Open Evenings This Week. | F \ JAS. W. HELLMAN w. dTv^EYco. \ IS7 to 161 North Spring Street 5 i iMWWIWWWIWaiI'MIMI.IM'IIWMII^^ l<PJilill|Pl I hill FLEXIBLE RUBBER tS 1 5 \ DENTAI PLATES I y 1 fts ..at.! iWlMerVeii Have many advantages over the old, teKj^TTW^" l n "tT "JT'I "A\ thick, cumbersome, ordinary rubber VuT \ I 'rtw II! WT W ™ H \\\ plates, and even over gold plates, be ' I II pj |l |!| H '\_ iVJp j* much lighter and thinner. Tkue !>■■ KXfRACTINfI FREE when beat plate, thicker than heavy writing paper, nt areoiriered. ALL our work In giiarau- closer and adhere better to the roof teed t<> be the very be,t. None better of the mouth. Particles of food and can be had anywhere, no matter how small seeds cannot get under them, i much you pay. ■ They will last longer, are stronger '! 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That's what old age meant; an' now onother year's been put on to what we had beture, an' we're expected to be gay. 'Ring out th' old,' says a guy at th' Brother*' school. 'Ring out th' old, ring in th' new,' he ssiys. 'Ring out th' false, ring in th' thrue,' says he. It's a pritty sintimint, Hinnissy, but how ar're we goin' to do it? Xawthin'd plaze me betther thin to turn me back on th' wicked an' ingioryous past, rayform me life, an' live at peace with the wurruld to th' md iv me days. Hut how th' divvle can Ido it? As' th' fellow says: 'Can th' leopard change his spots,'or can't he? "You know Dors*-y, iv coorse, th' cross eyed May o man that come to this counthry about wan day in advance iv a warrant f'r sheep stcalin'? Ye know what he done to me, telliin' people 1 was caught in me cellar poorin' wather into a bar'l? Well, last night I says to mesilf, thinkin' iv Dorsey, 1 says: 'I swear that henceforth I'll keep me temper with me fellow-men. I'll not let anger or jealousy git th' better iv me,' I says. I'll lave off all me old feuds, an' if f meet me inimy goin' down th' sthreet, I'll go up an' shake him be th' hand, if I'm sure he hasn't a brick in the other hand.' Oh, I was mighty complimenthary to mesilf. I set be the stove drinkin' hot wans, an' ivry wan I dhrunk made me more iv a pote. 'Tis the way with th' stuff. Whin I'm in dhrink I have manny a fine thought; an' if I wasn't too comfortable to go nn' look f'r th' ink bottle I cud write pomes that'd'make Shakcspere an' Mike Soanlan think they were wur-rkin' on a dredge. 'Why,' say I, 'carry into th' new year th' hatreds of the old?' I says. 'Let th' dead past bury its dead,' says I. 'Tur'rn yer lamps up to th' blue sky,' I rays. (It was rainin' like th' divvle, and th' hour was midnight; but I give no heed to that, btin' comfortable with th' hot wans.) An' I wint to th' dure, an' whin Mike Duffy come by on number wan hundred an' five, ringin' th' gong iv th' ca-ar, I hollered to him: 'Ring out th'old, ring in th new.' 'Go back into yer stall,' he says, 'an' wring ye'ersUf out,' he says. 'Yc're wet through,' he says. "Whin I woke up this mornin' th' pothry had all disappeared, an' 1 begun to think th' las' hot wan 1 took had somethin' wrong, with it. Besides, th' lumbago wasgrippuV me till 1 cud hardly put wan foot beture til' other. Hut I raymembered me promises to mesilf, an' 1 wint out on th' sthreet, m tindin' to wish ivry wan a 'Happy N'e\V Year,' an' hopin' in me hcar-rt that th' first wan 1 wished it to il tell me to go to th' divvle, so 1 cud hit him in th" eye 1 hadn't gone half a block befure I spied Dorsey acrost th' sthreet, 1 picked up a half a brick an' put it in me pocket, an' Dorsey done th' same. Thin we w int up to each other. 'A Happy .New Year,'says I. "I'll' same to you,' says Ire, 'an' manny of thim,' he says. 'Ye have a brick in yer hand,'says I. 'I was thinkin' iv giyin' ye a Xew Year's gift,' says he. 'Th' same to yon an' munny of thim,' says I, fondlin' me own ammuni tion. ''Tis even all around.'says he. 'It is,' says I. '1 was thinkin' las' night I'd give up me gredge again ye,' says he. 'I had th' same thought mesilf,' says he. 'But, since I seen yer face,' lie says, 'I've con-eluded that IM be more comfortable hntiri' ye thin bavin' ye f'r a frind,' says lie. "Vera man iv taste,' says 1. An' we backed away fr'm each other. He's a Tip, an' can throw a stone like a rifleman; an' Hinnissy, I'm somethin' iv an amachoor shot with a half brick mesilf. "Well, I've been thinkin' it over, an' I've argied it out that life'd not be worth livin' if we didn't keep our mimics. I can haveall th' frind* I need. Army man can that keeps a liquor sthore. Rut a rale sthrong inimy, specially a May o inimy—wan that hates ye ha-ard, an' that ye'd take th' coat off yer back to do a bad tur-fn to —is a luxury that I can't go without in me ol' days. Dorsey isth* right sort. 1 can't go by his house without bein' in fear he'll spill th' shimbly down on me head; an', whin he passes me place, he walks in th'middle iv th'sthreet, an'crosses hinrsdlf. I'll sw ear off on annything but Dor sey. He's a good man, an' I despise him. Here's long life to him."—Copyright, 1898, by Small, Maynard & Co. Mental Phenomena "I suppose," said the visitor at the in sane asylum, "that you have frequent occa sions to note that people under your charge are entirely sensible on some particular topics?" "Yes," answered' the superintendent. "The good sense thry show on general sub jects is amazing. For instance, never since I have been here have I heard of a move ment among the inmates to get up a six day bicycle race."—Washington Star. Dietetic Being angry, the you.v» nun spoke with great bitterness. Which was extremely injiid'i. one. Because the other young man immedi ately made him eat his wo!'ds.--C'hicago Tribune. "You are certainly not beautiful," said the giraffe to the rhinoceros. "Bah!" retorted the pachyderm. "Beau' is- only skin deep."—lowa Topics.