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Spalding, General Manager ol The Herald c c Publishing Company, being first duly sworn, depose* and c • =ay-' Thai !hi avi rage dally circulation of Ihe Los An- * • its Herald f c the six mi ntni ending Bept. SO, 1898, was c a Dally H- raid 8.646 • • Sunday Herald 10.113 c « WILLIAM A. SPALDING. • • Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7:h day of Oc- c • tober 1898. G. A. DOBINSON, c • (S.al.) Notary Public In and for tni county of a • Los At gi li s, svtate of Calif r a, * BATI RDAY, DECEMBER INKS. California , * rtelegationtn conpwss lite an opjiortunUy to earn (lie uperial gmliunk l (A il»- Aide during the i*o»hiing lu'ii MiivniU- of nlliriiil ÜBTtice. ll slionl.l (akl 111" lend, unilcilly and tlotrrminrillv, in :>n effort t<> secure a syeteto ■>! inijrn n..M 11\ (lie ■.■■ivi-riiMii'iil. Oiir >(ul<' i" tlip fi>nm<i-i mid nii'-t iniportsni ollhc WORK FOR CALIFORNIA'S DELEGATION extreme meters states, mid flw uw**eitj (or cetopreheiMive irrigation is mors pressing here than elsewhere. Here ere greal inmuilain ili.nn-. moftttj the property >>f the government, in vhi.-h iinipit' water i< stored liy nature fur nil present and pto* pectu'e needs. L*nfnrtun*toly, nature <'■>"■- nol nrrsnjte for tin , tapping'of its reservoir* »1 the convenience "f mankind. In order to gel the benefits of tie natural storage it i- necessary to catch iiiiil confine II in -iv li nnumes as tfl tnftkC it available for irrigation. A new •ii'cntiiiy of the inieiior will <-,wn Up installed, and there Sβ liope that the scope of tin- department will lie broad ened cm lines relating to iirid .listiiets, forestry end titegenera] Bubjocl of tin , country , * agricultural nun by the did of irrigation. Mr. Hitilu.uk. ilip newly appointed nocretary, is unilnstimd to lie lir.uicl-iniinlnl ninl progfßJlive. Tlio depart ment offlciaUy reeogoited Hie iiopertance of thti work during tho admiuislration ol Mr, ftnJ also that of liis preile eewor. Kotliing of s]iciiiil consequenc* hai been tJono, Iwwcver, except to show Hip urjfGnt need of the work and the feasibility of its nicninpli-liiiii-nt. If our lniinbi'is ol should take advantage of this fnvoialilc opportunity nnd pie«a the njettor in potijunrtion with eui'h holn a* thr interior ilt-j>ii it liu-nt could rciiilci , n WII nugbC lie (nulled through congress, ilurfng Uie preewil Ktston.ni l<-.i-t to null;p n stint in iri'lgation under government ooijtrol. All the KtAtee west nf tin , 3Ussi«i])pi lire in terested in fares! pM* ervntidii. and oven Utosc Hint havp no arid di-trict? would join in a plan Aiming to nrromplUh the double ptu'pose. An earnest ell'urt startrd by thr , '.'iiHfcrnii: ili'li L'ation woiihl be likely to gain eufflclent support to injure Die necewoiy lugi»lat ion. 'Ilific is no rensan, in feet, \vhj aitatem members sliould m>i be f.i voinlilo to siirli action, lor its importance to the whole untlOJl is obvious. Tlip urgent ncpil of -ii. i, n imivcnipiit was npvir mare ap parent than at the present time, llie protractetl dl'Olig)l1 "i tlip preteni year gives startling warning ih.it we must outtnmd our natural rMOUrMa in rainfall. Wβ have h;:d repovls of p\ trpinp ilf~t it ill ion in northern portion* of the *l.ili>. a* a eon- Be(|U<»nei' of the drought. .■■ n<l while the repot'tt proved to lie niueh they hat] foundation enough to »prve as -,i terrible warning. The foswn taught by thin yeart experience blioulil dTOIMD the whole s(:i|e to vijjorout anion. Dur pxpan- Rimi in i- every yea\' iiiereaaieg the demand fur water, and we are Lao near the ijangoi line to delay in wise precautlpii. The California delegation in congress will, in the main, re tiro to private lift- nfter two month* more tit ofttcin] -eiviee. Kvcry nteoibei of it ibauld we that a aplendid opportunity is now ailoideil to end his term of sgrviwiidu mannermo»t high ly ireditable to liiiu-el! and of inestimable importunre to In still c. California* Uiousnnd milr- of I'nciilu coo*( i- nppartntly nl tractiiig i< gnat iii-.il of attention nmong raetern iwUvreyjiiM imtee. How ta gel licre J.« ft problem thai several ol rtioiu snoiii to i> , working on. 'I in- imuiPDM panting* of the continental 1 in.- iltnt \M' hiiM'. a- -iMi\Mi by iv, ihi blalcnil'lilDi iitui«i' otilAl' Hlli>« I'lip-r fur ex MORE RAILROADS COMING tension* iimi mny give titcw ;> iHbm in tli« vasl lm«inwa tlurt is M|i. I'i'lll ill Hie Mllll' II 111! ||ITH«« I 111 OTOHI ill (lit' orient. Tin , -liili'iiii'iil fi'iim f' 111 > .11.'. lliM fwo .if ill. , I<•;■.i i<i ir line- ' en- figuring mi -ui'li exipmicins i- nv\ Burprieinp, 'I'hel Imoigtr, Burlington and (Jntncj >- "i i Ilipm. li Is no ■•trangpt Jtei*, tot il liii- lucii ii njnlir i-i (. .1 in (lie liiiiii-t Inillir. Tin- Chicago, Rook I-I.iii.l nud I'.i'iii , i i;iinM!i In Iμ , iinilijiinii' |i. • iii:ikf ibc tall end nl ii- titleliavo«ocn''etgnifli'iijiv?, S'obvith- 1 stiimliiiL' the ili'iiiiil oi til* ctrMi JCiirihem's intention tn pui OH II ••«>!« -t -|iMlll-lli|i . .iliri. ■.!ii, ||. tlu , !.' H IVIMOn In lullcvr Ilirlr Is -uliir hilliiilulion l.ii I In- 1. , ] th«(" is |.r.,1,M 1,1 \ mini , lit .■ «l,n, i 11,,,. 1,.,- 1,,.,.M ~.i mncll MHuke. I 'rt-i.lcii! Hill | lims ii,,. i, pui. ,ii,.ii o;| i.iin- the ktml '>i man wlio Aai>*not -ii., bll-illi » Willi ,1 1,,|,,-- lllttld." Ill" |i |i,,!l \V(U |>li'h:llilv |,i, mil iin •-. I'Rthor tlmn tintaundpdi All il" , -i!-'M- .-it. fciiiiiii , .. I.i ,i .jh'.ii rulinej uyplconiliß In | C;ilil.iiiiin. Tin- lin-iiii— .ill. -.nh in li.nil. 1,.-.; 1 ,,'; will, the H'liiiiiiiv i,| \ii-l im-ic.'.-i in I .ill. 1.1. Imis pxriU'd I lit- intfircfl 01 ;ill I lie mllwilj iii.iii.i-.'i- in Ilii' r,,-: \\\ t ,, ;i.|,ii-,. |~ n Punillc ' cmili'i and ini,i. Thn il.,\ \~ i)•-,■■ is pii«i i.. T .1 ijnglc 1 i., ' Hionopn)t/C I lie li'i>iriC" it 11 -lull' l<l ill.- i-M. mi Hi t lliu SntlUl ' tin L'lti.'ifio in- done It T!x»v« ivill b< u> .itii , . [icUtloii unit ' I'llllty ril it Iml'i ■!(• I lie 01' V i.lllinv i-v.' 1, I There arc repeated evidences of the neeessitj of electing sen ators by popular vote, in order to insure the best talent and Ilir 'livhl-l. IV«|M'l'l [t)| 1.i11.11r HlllTi'-U. \nl ii.i <\ I'i.iiii' ii i- In , 1, in,,,,- i,,m in. li ■ iliun ulna i- now I..'ion. ii, i ],|,. nl i iill/nruiii. '! In- .i-|.ii!inl- [g (lie ..'11,11.11-hi|i :u-i. POPULAR ELECTION OF SENATORS pearly wholl) men wha havt> no (<nilnciici foi übllltj (irjniliHf SfI'VIPCS. \\l Mill U'llU .li -Hi r,,!|-liltll,,| ;l-|,,|,11,|, ■"■iiiiin Hie !:■ yi'.i.ii,.in [Hvrty. I'lii* iwulit from U «»a with Wllkll X l:i-Iht in>■- ton 1,, ii ti,|Mi!:ii..,|. "I'll,. -i-ii,ii..i-lii|i liii bewxin ■ «•( th.- |!ri,r> 1,. i., uwniilod l> him wjm T ...-t.-i --till, ni.i-l Hfirhl,' |~,,l v vnin \.. ~..,)! ot■ lt.lll-i-.'l|.'. lit r.l jHK-iis i.ii uidinj nml i un- th, -i:nr i- |>iii foiwjinl ,>> .1 favorite nl tin- Hcpiihlicaii niniiihnv.t .1 in.- li-gielntliw, If -II!.llnI- ..,, i,, |)(. til- 1i,,1i,i,1;it,.,| |,y |,illly cull VPIIt i,,|| mill then votwl for by th> pmijiK if may. nnd probably will. be Hi"' cii.i- Hi.it. wiiliin Mv 1;, |.i,i,i,ciii, (wily, 11,,-y will li, ecloptctl by the im.kl -. f.,i 1 i, ~,, 1,,.,. I, ,„, ,|.||,. comoii tiun of that jmrly willim tin J, i< tin yeftß tHflt Use nut botti dominnted by the machine. There is one thing somewhat as suring, and it is that now and then a machine candidate is defeated. Perhaps, in repaid to the important position of United States senator, the people will lie more particular than they have been in regard tto offices ot minor consequence. It is more than probable that, if any of the candidates for senator among the Republican! was a candidate before the peo ple he would not be the choice of the majority of the voters. The facility with which legislatures are manipulated causes men to be ambitious for senatorial honors who would not have the conceit to suppose that their merits would command popular upproval. Few men of the present day in this country have n clearer comprehension of existing conditions than Colonel William .lon- ninga Bryan, and certainly no one is more patriotic or anxious for (he welfare of the masses. Colonel Bryan is not ■ mere theorist, but n practical statesman. There is nothing demagogical about him, for be COLONEL BRYAN'S POSITION utters his views frankly on all occasions, lie is not "all things to nil men," and for these reasons hie opinions have great weight with the people and with the politicians. Colonel Bryan thinks the treaty just concluded with Spain had belter be ratified, for rejection would leave affairs in an unsettled and confused state. We already hold Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines by military force. They are really ours by conquest, and to ratify the treaty would only confirm title to what we possess, and could in no way affect the ques tion of their government. How they shall be dealt with after wards is the great question to be considered. Upon that question, so far as we know. Colonel Bryan has not formed definite opinions, but has it under consideration, as have other men who are concerned about the imperialistic tendency. What shall be done will be done by the adminis tration party, and for the policy adopted it will be held re sponsible. Colonel Bryttn recognizes, however, thai the opposi tion has a duty to perform in aiding the adoption of the wisest policy, one whose wisdom will be measured by its just ice and adherence to the fundamental principles of our free and democratic institutions. It is a certainty that if the treaty is ratified by the senate during the pending session of congress there will not be time to pass laws for the government of the new acquisitions, and that they will be left to the management of the executive. ■ Itist where the president will derive authority is an import ant question. Will he govern under the undefined and auto cratic war power when there is no war? Mr. Jefferson called an extraordinary session of congress to pass laws for the gov ernment of the territory of Orleans, so averse was lie lo tak ing into his own bunds the power and responsibilites of its gov ernment. To leave those Important countries to the control of Jlc- Kinlcv and Alger and Corbin land Ilanna behind them) would be a precedent fraught with future danger. Partisan politics entered into the management of the war with Spain to an ex tent that resulted in abuses and displace. It is a significant fuel, that scarcely one of the political appointees to army of fices has been mustered out. and if the government of the islands is left to the executive department these same officers will be retained in service. The country ought to be satisfied that the administration is not free from political designs in managing public affairs. Therefore there ought to be laws en acted that will check extravagance at the incipienoy of the civil management of those countries. At the outset men. are needed who possess the highest talents and who are animated by the noblest aims. In his report of the fighting at Santiago Colonel Roosevelt gives a graphic account of the dastardly work of the Span ish guerillas. From iheir concealment in trees they fired at "the hospital assistants with lied Cross badges on their arms, the wounded who were being carried in litters and the burying parties." The colonel, however, found a way of persuading a few of them to desist. He says: "We sent out a detail of sharpshooters among those in our rear, also along the line where they had been shooting the wounded, and killed thirteen.'' It i< comforting to know that there is not likely to bo a cessation of business at the Los Angeles posstollioe when the incumbent postmaster retires. It will not even be necessary to advertise for a person to succeed him. Although nearly a year will ellipse before bis retirement, we have the assurance that three aspirants for the place are already in the Held. As the returns have just begun to come in, and as there are many back districts to bear from, there is no cause for apprehension about the continuance of business at the old stand. Colonel Roosevelt s success in attaining the governorship of New York has probably caused him to see. through his new eyeglasses, a presidential rainbow in the political sky. We ob serve that the colonel has been saying pretty things to four hundred little Italian children, at an Aid society school in New York. He told them that if they would be good he "mighi some day take them into his regiment." And while the boys are growing up. with this glittering promise ever in mind, their papas may conic in handy on election day. The suggestion that the police co-operate with the school authorities in rounding up truants is commendable. The need for this course is indicated in the statement of the chief of police, to the effect that "much of the petty crime ami amateur burglary is committed by boys between the ages of fourteen and sixteen.'' Truancy leads directly to vice and crime. Many a penitent criminal, doomed to the gallows or a lifetime in prison, has traced his downfall to school-day truancy. We fear that General Merritt's honeymoon is too much for hi- mental equanimity, lie talks wildly. In responding to a toast, at the banquet of the New England society, iii New York, he said: "Wo have outgrown the constitution; it i-not worth while to discuss it." It is true that the present admin istration seems to regard the constitution as several size- too small for present aspirations, but from General Merritt we ex pected better evidence of level headedness. Many of our orange localities lay claim to the production of the "very best" grade of fruit. The president of the Wells- Fargo company, Mr. Valentine, evidently thinks that Highland leads nil of the rest, judging by bis regular habit of sending selected boxes of Highland's output to his friends abroad. It would certainly be difficult .to find liner fruit than Highland produces, and 11.") carloads of it arc already gladdening the hearts of buyers in the east. Ballooning over water will not. be popularized by that air voyage across the channel from England to France. Persons with weak nerves or defective hear! action hud better stick to more common means of locomotion. Cp 7000feetal one stage, and again down in the water. The report says "it was an ex citing moment for the aeronauts; their gum boots filled with water, but they threw out ballast and kept from sinking.' Hall Came expresses the opinion that New York. Chicago and other big American cities are no more wicked than Eng lish cities. The question is whether we should feel gratified by the compliment to our cities or sorry for those of England. Anil 111 Oil conies up the appalling thought that the absence of comparative degree results from the-fact that all the big cities, both American and English are superlatively nicked. Persons who keep close watch on tin l progress of "enlight ening" the Filipinos will note the shipment for Manila, on the ship Tacoma, of a cargo of ill mules. It is not stated why this odd number was selected, hut it may be that the Filipinos ate a little superstitious, and that they believe "there is luck in odd numbers." The last semiannual statement of the Pacific Mail Steam shin company should be an acceptable Christmas present to the stockholders. Tbe increase in net earnings is $520,001, and the company has a net cash surplus of $2,000,000. Prosperity is evidently sailing closely by in the wake of that steamship corporation. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 24, (898 SAM WARD As he is not widely known, it is natural that it should be asked who is or was Sam Want? Well, he was a citizen ot New York city, ami for many years an habitue in Washington during the sessions oi congress. 1 suppose his lull name was Samuel, but 1 never beard him called other tftan Sam Ward or simply Sam. He was not a public official nor celebrated as a politician, journalist, litterateur or in any of* the professions. Though his wife was an Astor, he was not rich, nor was Incon spicuous in high society. Vet he was as often mentioned in private conversation as Charles Sumner or other distinguished per sons. Sam was not one of those political dead beats who infest Washington. He lKyer pestered congressmen lor their influence in behalf of this or that, though he associated much with senators and representatives. He never dressed fantastically, but always neatly. He was a man oi good manners and pleasing address. A lady who oncosaw him with Garfield asked me the name of that "old German diplomat." His Germanic physique and good manners would lead one to suppose that he was a Teuton of some prominence. In his way Sam Ward was a great man. His philosophy was that the good things of earth were created for man's happiness and that it was true religion to partake of them liberally; Indeed, tin- highest praise that can be rendered to the Deity. He wasa dis ciple of Epicurus, but he had not the coarse palate or capacious stomach of a l.ucullus. His ta-tes were delicate and»hc did not en gorge- himself like a gourmand. Sam Ward wa! learned in dietetics. He was a caterer par excellence and a proficient in cuisine. He invented new and improved menus. He> knew how to eat intelligently and with a view to health and happiness. His table manner- were Fascinating and he de lighted guests at his dinners. If he had been known to the French bon vivant, Brillet- Savirin. he would have been given a prom inent place in his literature. He dined and wined senators and representatives fre quently and to their delight. His example de veloped American taste for the delight* of the table, and hence he became popular and the subject of much talk. No man was more popular among his acquaintances than Sam Ward. Hut, alas! his - popularity was attended with disrepute. He gained the bad reputa tion of being a lobbyist. When a difficult matter was before congress, men said "See Situ Ward: he can In-lp you out." Hut he was- not a lobbyist. T was once advised to see him in regard to a contest in the senate on a matter of confirmation. 1 saw him, but he said, "I have nothinrl to do with such matters." I had been in congress four years before I knew Sam Ward by sight, though I had very often heard of him. When I became a member of the ways and means committee Ward often appeared in the committee room, bringing a bottle of fine Baltimore whisky or a box of choice Havana cigars. He never scented to want anything, except to make himself agreea ble-. I asked Heck of Kentucky what Ward's business was and what he wanted. He said he had been in congress six years and didn't know anything that Sam even wanted or what caused him to remain in Washington during the ses-sions- of congress. When the ways and means committee in vestigated the charge of bribery in connec tion with the passage of the Pacific Mall Steamship subsidy Sam Ward was sum moned as a. witness; in the supposition that nothing of that kind could have occurred unless he had a hand in it or knew all about it. The cotnmitte asked Ward If lie were not a lobbyist, to which he reffliefl he was rot: that he had never attempted to influence the passage of any measure in congress-. When inquired of as to what his business was, he answered that he represented cer tain business men in Xew York, who desired to know about what would be tbe- legislation in congress on subjects which would affect their intere-ts, and that he was sent to Washington for the purpose of keeping watch ami giving his opinion as to what was likely to happen, and that his clients never required him to favor or oppose any measure. He said he kept track of bills in commit tee and in both branches' of congress as carefully as did the vice president and the speaker, that he might, as far as possible, forecast results) and communicate them to his clientele. In reply to the question re gar.ung his! compensation, he said it was fluctuating in amount, all depending upon how much "good he was able to do his employers, some times' being small and at other times large." lie was asked if he did not often give dinners to senators and representatives, to which he responded that he did, and that hi- object was to make men happy; that he liked to display hi-, skill and have it appre ciated, and that the extent to which he en tertained depended upon the amount he received for hi-: services. Ward then told a -lory. lie said the king of Spain was once on a hunting excursion with a party and got lost in the woods. The party wandered about till they became hun- Lii y, The king ordered one of 11is attendants to climb a tree for the purpose of discover ing whether they Mere near a house at which they could get something to eat. The result was the discovering of a chateau in the distance, to which the party proceeded. The king ordered the peasant to prepare dinner for himself and party. The peasant -aid that dinner had just been finished and he had no meat in the house and could therefore prepare but an indifferent meal, but if his majesty would be patient he would do the best lie could and as quickly as pos sible. In a brief time the dinner was- pre pared and hi- majesty partook of it with tin' greatest satisfaction. The king inquired what neat that wa- of which he had par taken. The peasant said it was taken from animal- which were yet alive, and if his unt ie.ty would accompany him to the back sard he would show him the animals. The king was shown forty-two hogs whose ears had been cut off. and was informed that the viands of which he had eaten were the ears < f those swine. The king said that a man who could make a di-h so delightful from such material deserved the •highest honor, and he knighted him on the spot. Ward concluded by saying that instead of being suspected of ulterior motives and charged with being a lobbyist because he entertained gentlemen at quiet dinners' he thought he deserved to be knighted. An English king was so delighted with a loin steak of which he ate that he knighted it, and from that day to this it has been called Sir l.oin. A French king put his claim to greatness in the making of n delightful coup. Sam Ward had an ambition to be come proficient a- a caterer, a cook, and in teaching men to cat in a way that would give them the gueatest pleasure, at the -aine time tha' it promoted good health, lie achieved the object of his ambition though i: made him celebrated within but a limited circle MONEL A. SHELDON. His Bluff Worked V local banker in n small lowa town was called suddenly to a larger town at eensid erable of a distance to intercept his eloping ' daughter, who hud been visiting there. In order to get thcrqtthat day he would have to change cars at Dcs Moines and the train that connected with the Dcs Moines train left earlier in the day. Consulting his time table, he learned that the train he would he obliged to board reached Dcs Moines just fifteen minutes after the train for D , his destination pulled out. Hemcmbering an old adage of his* cashier: "He who works the greatest bluff wins," he sent the follow ing message to the Dcs Moines train offi- j cials: "Hold the 2:30 train until I arrive.—O. G. Blank." Not knowing but that G. G. Blank was in some way highly connected with the road, and fearing to incur his displeasure, the "bluff" worked. When he stepped oft the train at Dcs Moines a man hurried toward him, and, lifting his hat respect fully, inquired: "Are you Mr. Blank:" "Yes." "We received your message. The train is waiting." And that is how'G. G. Blank, who is not known outside his little county, passed for an official of a great anif mighty corpora tion and was able to reach his destination just in time to give the paternal blessing to his daughter and her newly-made hus band. —Chicago Chronicle. Is the Nephew of a Famous Frenchman The story of the life history of Pierre La martine, forger and checkworker, who is now in the custody of the city police, reads like romance. His family is one of the proudest and noblest of Prance, ilis-father w as in Napoleon's "Grande Armee," a mem ber of the Old Guard, and a brigadier. The name of his uncle, Marshal Lamartine, is frequently found in the (sages of French his tory. He was one of the proudest nobles of the country and refused to join in the COUpde main of Napoleon 111. lie was then banished from his native land to Switzer where he died in comparative poverty. Pierre Lamartine has always been remark ably secretive about his own Life, and little or nothing is known of his- early history. He has no surviving relatives aud few friends. Years ago he was a teacher at the Elmwood school and left there in a moment of piquo. He is an accomplished linguist, a great scholar and' a deep student, but he could not make a success as a pedagogue. Unable to find employment, discouraged and penniless, he wrote his first bogus check, at Elmwood. and it was cashed so readily and with so little trouble that it was quickly followed by others with growing frequency, until the police finally got on his trail and! arrested him.—Cincinnati Times-Star. Moist Air in the Conservatory One evening the writer was calling on a friend, the appointment of whose home in dicated wealth and luxury. Among other things was a Hue conservatory, and in speak ing of this the lady of the house remarked: ".My plants arc not doing very well. The an- of the conservatory seems too dry since the furnace was started." As the Conservatory was heated by means of pipes, the writer suggested: "How would it do to take a towel and place one end ot it in a dish which is kept constantly titled with water and then lay the other end of the towel on the warm pipes? In this way moist ure would be slowly generated and the plants must reap the benefit of it." Some time afterward 1 again met the lady and inquiring with regard to the suc cess of the experiment, was told that it worked admirably, supplying just what was lacking m the conservatory. Thinking that possibly the suggestion may be of use to some one ejse who is similarly troubled it is here recorded for the use of any who may desire to put ,t into prnetiee.-Krom kick's Illustrated -Monthly Magaaine. Based on a Nose M. CoqiKlin, the elder, the great French actor is probably the only man whose nose and that is a snub nose—has been the in spiration and central motive of a great play. The tragedy of "Cyrano de Hergerae," at the Porte Saint .Martin theater, which has tak en Paris by storm, was written specially to meet M. Coquclin's nasal peculiarity, and its hero is more distinguished by his snub nose than by his deeds of prowess. American Aplomb This story i>> told of Commissioner Peck ilnring his recent visit in Paris: "IJke all Americans, he was not to be put out by trifles. One night an excited bellboy woke him by crying that the hotel was on lire. "How near is it: he was asked. 'In this corridor, monsieur, at No. 15.' 'Well, this room's Xo. 40; call nic again when the fire gets to 33.' " Coppee's Love for Cats Francois Coppee, the French poet and dramatist, is a bachelor and devoted to his pet cats. A friend who visited him a few years ago avers that he found one cat in the ante chamber of the poet's residence, two cats in the dining room, four in the draw ing room and eight in his study. On Barren Ground Parson Primrose —Did you say anything to your husband in regariTto what 1 had told you about the evils of gambling? Mrs. Impecune—l was afraid it wasn't a very good time to do so. He told me that only for the turkey raffle we wouTon't have had any Christmas' dinner.—Judge. To Support Jewish Artists Nathaniel and Albert yon Rothschild of Vienna have established a foundation of $40,000. the income of which is to lie used for the support of musicians, painters, sculp tors and draughtsmen of the Jewish faith. Applicants for its benefits must be Austrian citizens. Hebrews Have No Rights in Spain In Spain Hebrews «re not permitted to erect or maintain houses of worship. They have no civil rights, and exist in the king dom only as aliens'. KITCHENER'S SCHOOL Three typical stanzas from Rudyard Kipling's latest poem In the London Times, which purports 1 to he a translation of a song of an Indian Mohammedan, addressed to a Sudanese: Knowing that ye are forfeit by battle and have no right to live, He begs for money to bring you learning, and all the English, give. It Is their treasure, it Is their pleasure, thus are their hearts-. Inclined; For Allah created the English mad, the maddest of all mankind. They do not consider the meaning of things, th y consult not creed* nor clan! Behold! they clap the slave on the back, and, behold, he becometH a man! They terribly carpet the eai;th with dead, and before their eannch cool They walk unarmed by twos and threes to call the living to Fchool. Certainly they were mad from of old, but I think of one new thing, Tha; the magic whereby they work, the mnglc whercfrom their fortunes (print, May be that they show nil people their magic, and ask no price In return; Wherefore, s.nce ye are hound that magic, O Huhshee, make haste and learn. , V naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaill aaaaaaaa aaasiasia & W St'" in Doubt! ! fift En Neckwear, Smoking Jackets, » | JBbT V mfl '• • • Hosiery, Bath Roles | I 9 MULLEN, BLUETT O CO. I * IBJf N. W. Cor. First and Spring ' a> If You Are Looking For good Xmas gifts, our store is the place to find them. A regular whirl of enthusiasm has been aroused by our exhibit of Holiday Neck wear, Hosiery, Umbrellas, Canes, Gloves, Sus penders, Walking Jackets, Collars and Cuffs, etc., etc. We back them against the field for style, smartness and quality. A 50 cent Necktie (any style) given away today with every $3.00 hat Special Sale of all Xmas Goods today at DESMOND'S No*. 139 and 141 8. Spring St. BRYSON BLOCK Sole Agency Dunlap Hats I Of Course You Are 1 w For pure, wholesome Confections, fine fflS H selected Nuts, rich Raisins and all Jw T sorts of Christmas goodies. "You're ® m safe at Jevne's." |g I STORE CLOSED MONDAY | 208-210 S. Spring St. Wilcox Building I i Oil Heaters .. * fpfjft When you get a good oil heater and enjoy the fcjjg comfort it imparts you will wonder how you ever managed to get along without one. | cJlifr Florence Oil Neater, $4.00 Electric Oil Heater, $6.00 j | JAS. W. HELLMAN w . c*Tu*rby co. i 157 to 161 North Spring Street \ s ' 1 CONSUMPTION CURED ™%Efig?" PrlTsts Sanitarium. Keport ot essas seat Irs*. 416}f South Spring St., Los Aagsuu, OsL IN THE PUBLIC EYE Senator Foraker it a lover of modern art and is said to have one of the best amateur collections in the middle west. Thomas George of Wales haa just pub lished a pamphlet which attempts to prove that Stanley, the explorer, is really a Howell .Jones, son of Joshua Jones, a Carmarthen shire farmer. Prince George of Greece, the new governor general of' Crete, nasi taken for his motto the "phrase, "Nippon anomemata me monan opsin" ("Wash not only the face, but wash away all lawlessness"). "Two-Hoots-Standing-Together" has been deposed as chief of the Tuscarora Indians in Northern. Xew York because he has declared himself in favor of woman's rights. Pre cious to this declaration he) had been re spected and looked up to by the warriors of his tribe. Miss Lillian Russell's refusal to Sinn at the doll show of the Professional Woman's league, in the Waldorf-Astoria, is said to have been due to the fact that some writer about doll shows referred to the fair Lillian as a "war relic" in a way to suggest that she was no longer young. Buckingham Smith, who was secretary of the American legation iir Madrid in 1858, wrote that the tune of "Yankee Doodle" is practically derived from an ancient sword dance of Biscay, Thus this country is in debtell to Spain not only for its discovery, but for its national airs. Senator Mitchell of Wisconsin attended the launching at San Francisco of the bat lie ship named after his state. On the way back he was discussing the present contest for his seat in the senate. He said: "There are on "this train so many applicants for my shoes that when I go to bed I am afraid to put them nut to he blacked." "Uncle John" Gowdy, consul geneTal to Paris, fhows substantial evidence of pros perity, having just purchased for ¥3200 eighty acres of good land adjoining the Gowdy homestead in Posey township. Hush county. Jle now owns 400 acres. Mr. Gow dy's career began in Posey township, hie first office being that of township commit teeman. A button cut from the coat worn by Gen eral Shatter after the Santiago campaign was recently raffled off at a uiarity bazar held at Wichita, Kan., and 250 chances were sold at 5 cents each. By a curious coinci dence the button was won by Miss Mar jorie Knorr, the girl who had solicited Gen eral Shatter to send it to the bazar. Mrs. Munkacsy has moved from Paris to Cologne, so as to be nearer her husband, who is stilt being treated in an asylum at Bonn. Munkacsy continues in much the same con dition. Lately he painted a very good por trait of himself before the glass and sent it to his wife, with a letter written half in French, half in German. Between his at tacks of insanity he is able to talk quite rationally. Senator Simon of Oregon is the smallest man in the senate. His diminutive size is all the more remarkable when it is remembered that the statesmen who have represented Oregon in the past have all been of large stature. Senator Dolph was over 6 feet tall, ex-Senator Mitchell is well-built and Con gressman Ellis is as tall and straight as a pine. He reached Oregon when he was only 6 years old and has at least figuratively grown up with the we3t. Early to Bed and Early to Rise Lord Salisbury always rises early and takes a walk of three or four miles before brenkfast. From breakfast till 1 oclook he it' absolutely alone, and nt this time noth ing short of a message from the queen would reach him.