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• its Herald f c the six mi ntni ending Bept. SO, 1898, was c
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• 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, *
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
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
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
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'
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
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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"Hold the 2:30 train until I arrive.—O. G.
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:"
"We received your message. The train is
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
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'.
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
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. ,
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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
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
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.

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