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CHICAGO TAKES SECOND GAME WINDY CITY ARTISTS WIN BY - CLOSE SCORE Visitor* Play Fast, Snappy Ball and Capture Second of Series— Final Games to Be Played FrU day and Saturday ' By a margin of one lone run the Chi cago Nationals succeeded In bringing Joy to the heart of Frank Selee during their second seance with the Seraphs on the Chutes park diamond yesterday afternoon. A crowd of several thou sand enthusiastic fans were out to support the hopes of Los Angeles in the pennant race this season, but owing to the "whims of fate" their combined efforts proved unavailing. Young; Harry Goodwin was given an opportunity to demonstrate his worth against the fierce and omnivorous big leaguers, and he proved a trifle better In' action than even his most ardent admirers predicted. Fact is Morley has two , youngsters hard to beat in Toren and Goodwin. Goodwin pitched the entire game for the Seraphic legions, and he had fine control at the critical moments throughout the course of the test. The Chicago infield pos sessed a trifle more snap and effective ness than. on Saturday and the three double ' plays were clean and satisfy ing. "; /■;; Jo« Tinker at short displayed mid season form and everything that came his way was gobbled .up without fall and the responsibility handed over to Frank Chance on the 'first cushion. Dr. Jimmy Casey, Tinker, Evers and Chance all displayed a winning game, and the Morleyltes were unable to bat ter down the defenses. The Two Pitchers During the first four innings Jake Weimer slammed them over for the men from Chicago town. In the fifth period his place was taken, by Wicker, both, men being found for a total of eight hits. These two slant artists are considered . the best that Chicago has to offer, but neither showed particu larly brilliantly yesterday, . the young ster Goodwin displaying better form In the box than the high priced leaguers. Fight Over Decision *In the eighth inning a slight diversion was offered when Frank Chance be came peevish at one of Umpire Blllium Setley's decisions. With two men down, Flood poked a slow one down to Joey Tinker, and that eastern worthy shot the leather over to Chance. The gen •tleman.wlth the indicator and the dul cet tones avowed that Mr. Flood was safe, whereupon Mr. Chance wandered "In Setley's direction, saying certain things the while the import of which was not open to doubt or wrong in terpretation. , . Said remarks were di rected at Setley's family tree and that gentleman.- himself. Perceiving that the umpire was not particularly sus ceptible to this mode of procedure, Chance reached for William and coun tered lightly with right and left. But ■William deprecated this childish atti tude, yet he did not consider it neces sary to discipline Chance for his physi cal culture practice. Wise William. First for Los Angeles It was in the third that the first am ble around the sacks arrived for Los Angeles. Arthur Ross opened hostili ties, passing a torrid one down to Joseph Tinker, but that gentleman made a great one-handed stab and Ross was unable to connect with the first cushion. Spies slammed one to Chicago's rotund little third baseman and should have been pensioned, but Chance was a verst or so off the tin 'when Spies established connection. Heinle tempted fate and belayed Ms helm for secondhand Johnny Kling passed the sphere down to Tinker, who was guarding the second station. But Selee's clever little shortstop failed to pinch the ball and Spies was again advanced by a close decision. The lean lad, Goodwin, was the next to man ipulate .the stick, but expired on a short one to Evers. Curtis Bernard then went into action and straightened out one of Weimer's offerings for a rising one to left center, Spies tracking to the tin with minutes to spare. Tim Flood was brushed off on a slam to short and appearances were promising for another Seraphic triumph. ■In the fourth the visitors evened things up a bit. Al Pennell was down and out on a drive to Tim Flood and Tinker went to the bench on a long low one to Cravath in the star board pasture. "With grim determina tion Evers swung his stick and the ball sailed out to Bernard's territory, while Evers tripped around to the third patch. Johnny Kllng was the next Colt to essay to connect with Goodwin and be slid one off right into the twirler'a bands. Goodwin was slow in delivering the ball to Dillon and the Seraphic com mander failed to hold it with his usual certainty, Evers crossing during the ensuing mlxup. Weimer passed another one down to Goodwin, but 'Arry failed to, control his wing and the ball hied out .to left territory. Cravath wui there, however, and when Jake tried to capture the second pillow Cravath made a fine throw to Flood and the Chicago twlrler was retired. The Fatal Fifth The fifth inning was fatal to the aspiration* of the Seraphs. Dr. iames F. Casey lifted one out to left, which Ross batketed after an extended sprint. Maloney followed with a . two base hit to the left fence and four bad ones were passed up to Chance. Schulto failed to establish connection with the ball and on his third smash Maloney «ui4 Chance took a sack, l'ennell was. FLOOD, AND NEWTON WHO IS WITH NEW YORK AMERICANS "DOC" NEWTON the man who won the game for the Nationals. He reached for a fast ona and drove it through Dillon to ex treme right, Maloney and Chance completing the walk around. In the sixth Los Angeles had a promising chance to overcome the ad vantage gained by the windy city artists. Bernard and Flood went down on flys to left and Kitty Brashear was/ given transportation. Dillon swung his willow for a terrific drive over sec ond. Pennell let the ball get away from him and amble out to the fence, Brashear scoring and Dillon settling*,on the third bag. But the run getting ended when Cravath flew out to cen ter. Three double plays were pulled off by the men of Chicago. Spies in the fifth hit one down to Casey, Ross being forced at second and Spies failed to satisfy Setley as to his right to the first sack. In the following period Ross gave Evers an easy bingle and Chase's journey was ended at second, Rosa getting his on the ensuing pass to Chance. What will probably be the last two games between the Chicago team and Los Angeles will be played next Fri day and Saturday. It is possible that another game or two will be scheduled later, but the Friday and Saturday dates are the only ones definitely de cided upon. The figures: LOS ANGELES AB n IB SB PO A E Bernard, c. f 4 0 1 0 S 0 0 Flood, 2 b 4 0 0 0 1 2 1 Brash car, 3b. ...3 1 0 0 0 2 0 Dillon, lb 4 0 2 0 4 0 2 Cravath, r. f 4 0 0 0 2 3 0 Chase, s. s 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 Ross, 1. f. 4 0 10 4 0 0 Spies, c 3 1 1 1 7 1 0 Goodwin, . p 3 0 10 1 2 1 Totals « ~2 1 ~1 24 ~9 ~4 CHICAGO AB R IB SB PO A E Casey, 3b 3 0 12 0 2 0 Maloney, r. f 4 1 2 1 3 0 0 Chance, lb 2 10 118 1 0 Schult*. 1. f 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pennell, o. 1 4 0 1 0 3 0 1 Tinker, *. a 4 0 0 0 2 10 0 Evere, 2 b 4 13 0 3 5 0 Kilns, c 4 0 1 10 0 0 Weimer, p 2 0 00 0 1 0 Wicker, p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 Totals 32 3 7 5 37 20 1 SCORE BY INNINGS Los Angeles.... o 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 o—2 Base hit*. 0 0 3 0 3 11.1 I—B Chicago 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 •— 3 Base hits 0 12 13 10 0 •— 7 SUMMARY Hits — Oft Weimer, 2; off Wicker, 8: oft Goodwin. 7. Three-base hit— Evera. Two base hit* — Maloney. Bernard. First base on banes — Los Angeles, ' 6 ; 'Chicago. *8. Bases on balls — Off Goodwin, 3; off Wicker, 1. Struck out — By Goodwin. 5. Double playa — Casey to Evera :to Chance; Tinker to Evers to Chance: Tinker to Chance. Time of game — 1:26. Umpire — Setley. Owls Defeated Special to The Herald. SAN PEDRO, March s.— ln a fairly well contested game the Owls of Los Angeles were defeated on the local diamond by the San Pedro Merchants by the score of 3 to 2. This makes the fifth game played between the two teams, and the visitors came nearer to making: an even scratch than in any previous effort. In the early part of December similar results were recorded. The local team has been out of practice during the past few weeks, but anticipate limber ing up for the struggle next Sunday with their old energetic rivals, the Hamburgers. Portland Plays Practice Game By Associated Press. BAKEHSFIKLD, March 5.— A team composed of amateurs who took part in the Kern County league gave the Fort land Pacific Coast leaguers a hard tuesle to win today. Eleven Innings were necessary to decide it. Kaalck. St. Vram and Householder were batted hard. Young Claflin was in the box for the locals and held down the blgr playe rs to five hits. They could not connect safely one time up to the eleventh Inning. Then the work told on h)m and he slowed up. The Portlands hit five safeties and the result was 6 to t .in favor of the webfooters. LOS ANGELES HERALD! MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 6, 190 J. "TIM" FLOOD HAMBURGERS WIN FINAL GAME OF LEAGUE SERIES Defeat' the Woodmen by Decisive Score on Fiesta Park Diamond At Fiesta park yesterday afternoon the final game of the winter league series was played between the Ham burgers and Woodmen, the winner to take the championship pennant. The Hamuburgers won the game by a score of 12 to 3. Mcponald, the Hamburgers' twlrler, kept the hits well scattered and pitched good ball throughout the game. Wade for the Woodmen held the stickers down until the seventh, when he Issued a pass, made a wild pitch, hit a batsman and was touched up for seven hits, including a home run and a double. The score: WOOUMEN AB R IB SB PO A E Breslno, b. « 5 0 0 0 11 1 Jloore, 3 b 5 0 1 0 2 6 1 Raphael, 1 b 4 1 1 0 10 0 1 I'orotl. I. I * S 2 0 3 0 1 H. Mangerlna, c. 4 0 1 0 5 1 0 P. Mangerlna. r. t. 3 0 10 0 0 0 West. c. f 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 Homy, S b.. 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 Wade, p « 0 0 0 0 2 1 Totals S< 3 T 1 24 10 S HAMBURGERS ';.< AB 'it IB 8B PO A E Smiley, r s G 1 1 0 3. 8 1 Downey, lb 4 1 1 9 4 1 0 Halpan, \. t 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 Simons, r. t 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 Wall, lb 4 3 3 0 7 0 1 Nichols, 3 b 4 3 1 1 t 1 4 McDonald, c. f . . . 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 Snorigras*. c 4 113 9 1 0 C. McDonald, p. ..4 I I 0 0 0 0 Totals 3T 13 10 T 2T 11 <1 BCOBB BY INNINGS Woodmen 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 — S Ba»e htt5....3 0 0 1 0 0 1 t <•— 7 Hamburger* ..0 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 •—r 1 2 JJate h1t5....0 1 0 0 0 0 2 7 •— 10 SUMMARY Horn* run SmlUy. Thre«-bas« hits— P. Mangerlna, Downey. Two-bass hits — H. llangerlna. B. McDonald, C. McDonald, jv rotl. Sacrifice hit— West. First base on errors — Hamburgers, 4; Woodmen, 6. J.ift on baaes— Hamburgers, 6; Woodmen. 8. Bases on balls — Off McDonald, 0; oft Wade, 3. Struck out — By McDonald, T; by Wade, 5. Double play*— Moor* to Kupharl; Smiley to Downey to Wall. Wild pitch— Wad*. Hit by pitched ball — Simons. Tint* o( game lilt. Umpire— •!>• Prei. It you . want to go e*.t, 0. Hardock. Agtot Illinois Central Jt. 11., 138 8. EyrJnf. ASCOT ENTRIES FIRST RACE— Selling, one and one sixteenth mile*: 493 Kd. Gulnzburnr (M. Coma*).... 102 459 Frank Mayo (Angeleno Stbl). 101 433 Churchllght (McLean) 101 608 Hendatron* (J. Knne).. 101 349 May Holladay (Stubenbord).. 07 31S Jlngler (Wernburg) *96 606 Flora Bright (R. Marks) »94 493 Rose of Hllo (J. Ellerd) »S>4 492 Tomhawk (T. Martin) »94 458 Evermore (M. Oettrick) *92 SECOND RACE— Purse; one mile: 47« Atlantlco (O. Baldwin) 113 622 Montoya (A. C0chran)........ 112 620 Orchan (Edgwood Stock F'm) 107 609 Ralph Young (Schwacher)....-105 67<5 Borghfsl (Moormead F'm).... 105 459 Panlque (R. Angar01a).. ...... 10,1 440 Leonado (C. E. Rogers) 92 THIRD RACE— Purse, 3-year-oldg; six furlongs: Rl3 Henry Ach (Schrelber) 113 497 Pnclflco (O.W. Baldwin) 112 Gl2 Bailey (F. Balrd) 109 Bt3 Dpl Coronado (L.. Bonsack)... 109 (499) Slnlcado (F. T. Wood) 108 513 Forerunner (Fitzgerald) 108 (494) Linda Rose (Angarola) 107 613 Smithy Kane (Hall & C 0.).... 105 613 Lord of the Heath (Moormead Farm) ; 103 FOURTH RACK— Selling; six and one-half furlongs: 453 Frank L. Terlcy (Strauss).... *llo 474 Bandillo (Schwacher) 110 604 Beautiful and Best (J. Bondy) »110 506 Laura F. M. (J. Mlllln) 110 616 Komombo (Parker & Co.) 108 506 Golden Sunrise (A. Stokes).... 107 616 El Chihuahua (Wernberg)...«lo7 (606) Laurene (Moormead F'm5....*105 478 My Gem (Cushlng).... *103 447 Dorice (Mrs. Denny).'. *103 513 Klngthorpe (J. J. Ellerd) *102 612 Mart Gentry (F. T. W00d).... *99 FIFTH RACE— Selling; one and one sixteenth miles: 479 Varro (Williams) 104 515 Bronze Wing (M. Tennes).... »lol 510 Blueridge (Glasscock) 89 610 Ripper (Touhey) "99 498 Anirad (T. Davies) »97 810 Potrero Grande (J. Curl) "97 498 Gentle Harry (Robinson) *97 SIXTH RACE— Selling; six and one half furlongs: 502 Palmist (M. Tennes).. 112 522 Handley Cross (Stephens).... 112 ... Game Hen 108 438 King Promise (Andrews) 107 500 Our Pride (G. P. McNe111)....*107 E22 Joe Kelly (Millard) 107 500 Chief Aloha (Finch & C0.)...n07 502 Nanon (S. Polk) *105 El 7 Miss Powell (J. W. Phelps)... *97 602 Winlfreda (S. M. Williams).. »103 301 Dusky Secret (Marks) *10S 301 Homebred (Stubenbord) 104 * Apprentice allowance. Basketball Standing The following is the official percent ages of the Men's Amateur Basket Ball league of Southern California: FIRST DIVISION Played. Won. Lost. P.Ct. Turners 7 6 1 867 Maroons, 1,. A. V.M.C.A.. 6 4 1 800 Santa Fo, L.A. V.M.C.A. 4 3 1 750 Pasadena Magnets 4 3 1 750 Meteors, 1,. A. V.M.C.A.. 4 2 2 800 Rushers, L.A. V.M.C.A.. 6 2 3 400 Glendale Lightning* 0 1 5 16 7 SECOND DIVISION | . Flayed. Won. Lost. P.Ct. Whlttier College 4 4 4 1000 L. A. High School 4 S 1 750 St. Vincent College 13 1 86« Normal Sohool t 3 8 400 SHjita Monica Breaker*. S 1 3 333 Santa Monica Reliance. . 4 1 s 350 Throop Folytechnto 6 14 200 Mlllln Ships to Oakland Johnny Mlllln will ship his stable of nine horses to Oakland this morning-- The string includes B. M. Brattain, Princess Tltanla, Laura F. M., Avon ella, Buckster Hodi, Grail and three others. Mlllln has had a successful season at Ascot and will return again next year. TO CURE A CO TUII IK OXB DAT I'm Adams' Irish Mine Cough Balsam Prescribed by the b*sr physicians for Coughs, Colds. Hoarsenesi, Bronchitis and all throat and luoc troubles. Jig, (00. At all druggists. Wedding Invitation* Distinctly* style born of an accurate knowledge of social requirement*. Calling and at horn* cards, dies, stamps, eta. Banboro, Vail * Co.. 367 South Broadway. CURIOUS CROWDS AT WHITE HOUSE THRONGS EAGER TO CATCH . SIGHT OF PRESIDENT Mr. Roosevelt Passes Quiet Day, Re. mainlng Away From Church to Avoid the Sight. seers ; By Anaelated Treis. WASHINGTON, March 6.— President Roosevelt passed the first Sunday after his inauguration quietly at the White House, except for a. horseback ride through the suburbs during the after noon, j He was alone and took ht» mount at the outskirts of the city. Surrounded by the members of his family and his house guests, he spent the day in ' recuperation from the fatigue Incident to the heavy mental and physical strain which he under went during the Inaugural ceremonies. It was expected that the president would attend religious services today, and In anticipation of his leaving the White House today thousands of peo ple gathered in and about the Whit 1 ? House grounds as early at 9:30 o'clock. No restrictions were placed on en trance to the grounds and throughout the day thousands of people wandered about the historic executive mansion. They swarmed about the main entrance and peered through the closed glass doors and windows. The White House, of course, .was closed to all visitors except the per sonal friends and relatives of the Roosevelt family. During the day the president and Mrs. Roosevelt received Informal calls from many of such friends, and at both luncheon and din ner large companies were entertained. It became evident early in the day that if the president should leave the White House to attend services at his church he would be surrounded both at the church and in going to and from the church by an almost uncontralla ble crowd of curiosity seekers and ad mirers. He was advised strongly not to leave the White House under the circumstances and finally yielded to the admonitions of his friends. Vice President and Mrs. Fairbanks attended service this morning at their usual place of worship, the Metropoli tan Methodist church. At the conclu sion of the service the pastor, Rev. Dr. Frank M. Bristol, and a large part of the congregation gathered about the vice president's pew and extended to him their congratulations on his in duction into his high office. "While thousands of visitors. to the inaugural ceremony left the city last night and early today, other thousands remained over Sunday. The day was fair, but the air was sharp with frost. "Seeing Washington" automobiles and street cars were thronged to their capacity and all thoroughfares of the capital were congested with humanity throughout the day. It was remarked by old Washlngtonlans that this was the first inauguration period for thirty years when the weather had been so uniformly pleasant for so many suc cessive days and comments upon "Roosevelt's luck" and "Roosevelt's destiny" became trite in repetition among the vast crowds which thronged the capital. The electric illuminations of the buildings along the line of march of the inaugural parade which have proved so attractive to the thousands of visitors were turned on again to night. The streets were thronged with people, most of whom spent much of their time within the precincts of the court of history, where te electrical display was particularly pleasing. COMMENTB FROM ABROAD Various Criticisms on President Roosevelt's Inaugural Address By Associated Press. PARIS, March 5. — President Roose velt's inaugural address is the subject of much comment by the newspapers here. The Temps characterizes it as a triumphal hyran to the American nation's grandeur and prosperity and adds that it smacks of Roosevelt as an imperialist, expansionist and mili tarist. The Journal dcs, Debats says: "President Roosevelt's address Bhows confidence in himself and also in the nation's destinies." ■;'',;, J The Patrle says that the address is a highly inspired manifesto and that President Roosevelt 18 conscious of the role which he is called upon to play and also of his country's mission to ward humanity. FORM OF THE HORSES First race— Pruewood, Rose of Hllo, Jlngler. ' ' Second race— Borghesl, Panlque, Ralph Young. Third race—Lord of the Heath, Smithy Kane, Paclflco. Fourth race— My Gem, El Chihua hua, Mart Gentry. Fifth race— Bronze Wing, Ripper, Portrero Grande. Sixth race— Palmist, Nanon, Hand* ley Cross. Oakland Defeats San Jote By Associated Press. SAN JOSE, March 5. — The Oakland ball team of the Faclflo Coast league defeated the San Jose State league team today by a score of 6 to 8. Undelivered Telegrams There are undelivered telegram* at th* office of th* Western Union Telegraph com pany for E. M. Bon**t**l, John D. Hoover, K. H. Bell, Mrs. Clara D*p*w, Mr*. M. B- Young, Mrs. Mary l.cc Stevens, Mr*. Byron Weaver, A. M. Holllncaworth. O. W. Waller. Mrs. J. M. Seward, J. A. Christy and Mrs. B. 8. Hick. ■ Bverythln*- you want ' you will fln4 In the «lM*ln*4 m*l • modtrn •nejclui>.illa. MISS BERNER A TRANCE MEDIUM (ContlnneA from race On*.) from the coroner's Jury a verdict that death was due to natural causes. Judge Stanley, who is representing the Stanford estate, and the police de partment nre apparently working closely together. Judge Stanley hn« been present «t most of the Interviews with Miss Berner and Deputy Sheriff Rawllns. There nre some Indications that ef forts will be made to continue secrecy and withhold the chemlßts' report until the steamer Alameda arrives from San Francisco with representatives of the estate and detectives. High Bherlff Tells Nothing Though High Sheriff Henry has re peatedly promised to give out the find ings of the chemists when made, it Is known that he has been in possession of them since last night. Today he could not be found by rep resentatives of the press, many of whom were seeking him. Miss Berner Is quite 111 from the strain of constant examinations and the shock of Mrs. Stanford's death. Developments in the case are possible at any time. High Sheriff Henry tonight stated positively th"at he did not know whether or not there was poison In the stomach of Mrs. Stanford or In the bottle of bicarbonate of soda found In her medicine chest. This statement was made, notwithstanding ,the fact that he had charge of the official Investiga tion and that the chemical analyses were conducted forty-eight hours prior to his statement of tonight. Sheriff Henry also«aid "that he had not seen the chemists since the con clusion of their experiments and that he will not receive any report other than a written one. He denied the re ports at San Francisco regarding the cable messages he Is reported to have sent there during the week referring to the finding of strychnine. He fur ther declared that he was absolutely at sea regarding the cause of Mrs. Stan ford's death. POLICE READY TO ACT San Francisco Officers Waiting for Result of Analysis By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, March s.— Acting Chief of Police Spillane said tonight that the'pollce department of this city had stopped all work on the Stanford case today. "Absolutely nothing can be done until I hear from High Sheriff Henry of Honolulu in regard to the results . obtained by the chemists in their analysis of the contents of the stomach and of the conclusions de duced by the physicians from the au topsy performed on the various organs of the body." "Are you ready to make an imme diate arrest in the event that these reports make it certain that the cause of Mrs. Stanford's death was the re sult of strychnine poisoning?" the chief was asked. "Yes, we are prepared to act," was the reply. As to who was to be placed In prison the official would not say. Doubt Poison Theory Police officers and detectives working on the case are beginning now to ex press doubts that Mrs. Stanford was really poisoned. It Is believed that a private detective agency of this city will continue to shadow all suspects until the results of the work at Hono lulu clearly, demonstrate that no crime was committed. Harry N. Morse, who has taken per sonal charge of the Investigation by the private detectives since Capt. Cal lundan's departure to Honolulu, de nied that any of the Chinese servants in the Stanford mansion was under sur veillance. There has never been any strong suspicion pointing to any of the Chinese who were in the house atTthe time of the poisoning. The detectives at an early stage of the investigation had a theory that the poisoned water from which Mrs. Stan ford drank on January 14 might have been meant for Miss Berner and that the poison was placed In it by one of the Chinese servants out of desire for revenge on the secretary. This theory was based on the fact that there had been a quarrel over a trivial incident a few days before the poisoning, the principal parties to the quarrel being Miss Berner and Wong Wing, the Chi nese housekeeper. Former Butler's Story According to Max Machner, who was Mrs. Stanford's butler In December, the relations of Miss Berner and Miss Richmond were very friendly. Con tinuing, Machner said: "Mrs. Stanford enjoyed life, and I do know she desired to live until some certain work at the university was completed. I remember, a number of instances in which some dish of which she was very fond, but dared not eat, would be placed on the table and she would say: 'Max, take that away, or f shall eat some of that, and I must not.' " Machner was in the employ of Mrs. Stanford for about six months, and cays his dismissal was due entirely to the Jealousy of the other servants. In answering a number of searching* questions, Machner said that Miss Ber ner was In reecipt of an additional salary from Charles G. Lathrop, un known to Mrs. Stanford; that Miss Berner'a duties were very exacting at times and the had frequently threat ened to leave, but Mr. Lathrop had added to the salary paid by Mrs. Stan ford, for the reason that he well knew Miss Berner, better than any one else, understood her aged employer. Minor Ball The Angeleno Heights b&scbajl team defeated the' Highland Park nine yes* terday afternoon by a score of 13 to 7. The game was well played throughout. LOST AT CARDS How Historic London Mansion Wai Gambled Away ttfim the London Mall. Conspicuous among the sUtely homei of England, and especially of London, Is Harcourt house, Cavendish square, the one-time magnlflcont residence of the 1 dukes of Portland. One night a card party took place there. The players were the present duke of Portland's grandfather and the earl of Harcourt. Stakes were high and luck went Against the duke. At last the mansion was the stake, and it became the prop erty of the earl. But when the trans fer came to be made it was found that there were legal difficulties In the way of alienating the house from tbe estate of which It formed ft part. The difficulty was gotten over by the duke taking a ninety-nine years' lease from the earl of Harcourt on favorable terms. The card-playing duke's heir was the nobleman who became notorious as the eccentric duke of Portland, who built the underground palace at Welbeck ab bey. It was this duke who erected an enormous screen of ground glass 80 feet high and 200 feet long, on either side of the garden, so that the tenants of the Portland estate on Henrietta nnrl Wlgmore streets should not be able to Intrude on his privacy. These screens are still standing. Coming down to later times, the leasehold Interest in the house was purchased by the carl of Breadalbane, while the freehold interest passed into the possession of Aubrey Harcourt. A few months ago a gentleman, acting on behalf of a syndicate, approached Mr.. Harcourt and Lord Breadalbane and in duced them to sell their interests In the property. Very soon after the signing of the contract Mr. Aubrey Harcourt died and the check was handed to his uncle and heir. Sir William Harcourt, who had to pay the death duty which he had himself imposed when chancel lor of the exchequer. In the meantime the postofflce au thorities had cast eyes on that por tion of the property which abuts on Wimpole street. The work of Vera street postofflce has of la^e grown enormously, owing to the activity, of the great drapery houses in the neigh borhood, and the postoffice has bought the whole of the garden of Harcourt house, including the stables and the screens. The entrance will be on Wim pole street. A portion ot the house itself, com prising, among other departments, the principal drawing room and the ball room, is Included in the scheme, arid in the near future prosaic letters will be sorted and stamped, and countless circulars relating to extraordinary bar gains will be dealt within a site which for generations has been associated with the fashionable life of London. Diaz and Mexico Diaz has obliterated brigandage (which infested every trail) and!'.' lm " possibilltated" revolution, the chronic state of every other Spanish-American republic; netted Mexico with railroads and telegraphs; made a civil service of which any country might feel proud on the score of Its cleanliness ; pep pered public schools over the whole republic, till every hamlet has one; opened higher education for girls and vastly Improved the men's unlversl- ' ties; reformed laws and, prisons, and even contented the church with the delimitation and curtailment which Juarez could plan and get embroiled with, but could not make popular. Diaz has abolished the medieval octaol, broken the barrier jealousies between state and state, and compacted 1 at last a real nation. He has raised its credit from nothing to a full rating; its finances from death to vigorous life. He has made a petty squabble of Isolated states into a solid people with a na tional spirit. And while wars- and peace conferences and hates and -"pol icies" struggle on the outer stage, Mex ico, apprenticed to sobriety, seems- to have adopted our early colonial motto: "Mind your business." — Exchange. Little Oddities Mexico stands at the head of the Spanish-American countries in the matter of letters. Nineteen competitors took part in a race in Paris for men with wooden legs. The winner did a mile and a half, in twelve minutes. « .' • tfi Outside the polar regions there re mains unexplored, it is claimed, about one-flftleth of the land surface of the globe. Fifteen years ago the unknown portions were about one-eighth of the earth's total. Brazilian ants make little gardens in the tree-tops and sow them with pine apple and other seeds. The gardens are found of all sizes, some containing a single sprout and others a densely grown ball as large as a man's head.-* Philadelphia Press. The Monologue A man one* did a monologue. And -In It barked Just like a dogu*. And got so gay 'Ha tried one day To jump around just like a, frogue. Hl* manager, whose name was Bogus, Was sure the man had drunk aom* grogs*. And to the man He tied a can, . And now the man 1* on th* bogus. . ■ A race horse owner was sued by * James Lucas of Blackpool, England, for (40, which Included $20 for ch»m- • pagne supplied to a horse. The court struck out the champagne. .* The Imports from Panama into the United States in the year ended June SO, 1904. were valued at 1440,744, and the exports from the United States to Panama were valued at (979,724. " Persian Nerve Essence RESTORES MANHOOD— His oured thousands of casts of Nervous Debility, lrnomnta and Atropby. They clear ths> brain, strengthen th* circulation, inak* digestion perfect and Im- part a uw«netlc vigor to th* whols being. All drains and louss stopped permanently, II par box I • boxts, guaranteed to cur* or refund inorwy. M. Mailed sealed. Book (ni Parjlaj. Med. Co.. Xt Arch fit.. Philadelphia, fa. Sold la Vn Angeles oiUy by Owl Drue Co.