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Population of Los Angeles 201,249
Wltte, it is believed, is for the czar.
There Is yet hope for Nicholas, then.
Score ono for the water wagon! It
can buck the festive auto, and win!
A Chicago man reports the loss of a
diamond ring on the board of trade.
He's lucky if that Is all ho lost.
This is your last week to mall your
Christmas gifts. Get them into the
postofflce early; tho rush Is greuter
than ever before.
And now a Frenchman Is traveling
on motor boots, which go six to thirty
miles an hour. A new peril confronts
the pedestrian almost every day.
The Los Angeles realty board Insists
that San Pedro, the city's water-gate,
shall be a free harbor. The Los An
geles realty board is right — as usual.
A Los Angeles husband is suing for
divorce because his wife cares too
much for her poodle and too little for
him. Sympathy in such a case seems
to be with the pup.
Sun Diego is assured of a huge hotel,
the U. rt. Grant. The southern city is
a delightful resort and is to be con
gratulated on the excellent prospect for
a fine hostelry for Its ninny visitors.
Alfred G.'.Vandcrbilt Is to have an
nuto capable of making !."•- miles as
hour. Alfred has hcen considered a
pretty rapid young man fill his life,
but this rather exceeds the speed limit.
A water wagon smashed an- auto
Saturday night: However, there are
soino nufos— especially some auto driv
ers—who need a session with the water
wagon pretty badly. Lot the good
work go on.
A Chlcngo man hns invented a non
burnablo house. He ought to take it
to Chicago's annex and interest the
devil in it; he could probably work up
quite a trade. there. But a non-melt
able icr cake would be more popular.
The Santa Fe railroad has ordered
fr.oo now freight cars. 1050 ot them of
the refrigerator pattern. This will
make 6300 refrigerator cars in Its ser
vice, nearly till being in use for Cali
fornia fruits. That shows the magni
tude of the trade.
The Salt Lake road announces a new
time table for this week, to take care
of the new "Los Angeles limited."
Every train will run on a faster
schedule and the new limited will
bring Chicago into close touch with
"Our Lady of the Angels."
If tho Hussians at Port Arthur really
possessed an American cannon, the sur
render ot that fortress seems all the
more incredible. Probably they didn't
know- how to work that gun, which
brings It back to "the man behind."
A few American gunners, and things
might have been otherwise.
Newspapers of Bah Bernardino coun
ty are up in arms to prevent what they
fear \* a determination to slice off a
portion of that county In order to help
form a new county for Pomona. Why
doesn't "San Berdoo" offer to compro
mise by giving up a portion of Its
northeastern quarter. It would not
be missed, surely.
The Whittier News thinks Mr. Hunt
ington intends to divert shipping and
the Catalhm trade from Han Pedro to
Newport bay in order to be independent
of the Southern Pacific. It says that
the magnate plans to dredge Newport
bay, turn the silt of the SanU Ana
river into the sloughs and maintain a
deep water harbor at that point.
Pretty big job to undertake.
Tho street gangs, for some inscrut
able reason, adopted Saturday after
noon—the busiest part of the busiest
day for a year— ln which to rip up and
repair Hroadway. Vile bmelllng as
phalt vats, Bmoky furnaces und dust
creatlng laborers interfered seriously
with the shopping throngs. Such Jobs
bhould be done at niffht-or at least
on days of less rush. Superintendent
Uanley, please note.
The new lights on Spring street are
promised for December 20, thus giving
this service to tho Christmas shopping
crowd. This Is indeed fortunate, and
Spring street U rejoicing thereat. It
put* that thoroughfare alongside of
Broadway, long known as "the prettl
tst lighted street in the world," while
It doubles the handsomely illuminated
business district. Now speed the day
when Main and Hill streets will be
COREY'S CASE-AND OTHERS
Th« c*ss at W. Slim Corey, president
of the steel trust, wherein hia wife has
left him because of nil Infatuation for
mi actress, has filled large space In
the public pre»« for the last week. The
salacious details urn already too well
known to require repetition. Dut there
Is a feature of th« nffalr which has pos
sibly escaped the general view. It Is
the curse that unlimited wealth brings
to him Tvho has not the stamina to care
for Its burdens.
Corey, in his earlier days, was a day
laborer, lffl worked on the "tipple" lit
a coal mine. He wns honest, Industri
ous, nnd nbove all, studious. He mar
ried early— a good womnn of his own
class, With his studies turned Into the
proper channels, he became an expert
In steel founding. Andrew Carnegie
took him up. A former protege proved
false to his trust, nnd Corey was thrust
Into the place. In a very few yeurs
he inn > millions upon millions of dol-
Imi-h. He wns not seasoned to this; it
turned his head. He went off at a
tangent, lost his bulnnee wheel, scorned
his wife, took up with an actress— and
now will likely lose his wife and Job
And Corey's case ts almost A dupli
cate (save for the scandal) of Schwab's
—whose place he took. This Schwab was
an humble workman. He studied and
became a steel expert. Carnegie made
him the street trust's first president
and the millions poured In on htm.
Gambling proved his bete nolr—gam
bling at the wheel and in stocks. He
lost his job, and Is pointed out as an
example of foolishness brought about
by sudden riches.
There nre others— many of them.
But these two serve to "point a moral."
Wealth Is a trust. It carries with it,
when It comes to a man, certain grave
responsibilities. It requires for Us
mastery a level head, a shrewd and
careful mind, courage, self-control. The
man who grows up in wealth has some
chance to possesß these attributes; the
suddenly rich man seldom has. As a
censequence, he usually makes a fool
of himself and Is a loser in the end.
The "curse of poverty" is a favorite
topic of complaint. Give a bit of heed
to the possible curse of wealth; per
haps it will reconcile some to the lack
of It who now senselessly mourn.
These are the days of the holiday
shoppings. Up and down every street
In the business district, from early
morning till late at night, surge eager
throngs of buyers, with plethoric but
constantly diminishing purses. In and
out of the shops pour thousands, intent
on purchasing— bright eyed, Interested,
amused and often amazed' by what
they see. The stores have donned their
gayest garb; greenery is everywhere;
displays seldom rivaled by the greatest
houses in the east greet the eye, and
long counters groan beneath stacks of
goods whose Quantity and quality are
surpassed nowhere. j,, j.
The Christmas rush Is on. For some
riays it has been growing with each
round of the sun; this week will see its
climax. Most establishments will re
main open every night; extra sales
people will be on hand; addition:*]
forces will be hired in every depart
Heavy as the buying has been so far
— and it surpasses the record of any
previous season — yet it has only been
a warning of what Is to come. It will
be a week of trial nnd discomfort for
both purchaser and clerk, and for satis
faction on either side both must have
a vast deal of patience, forbearance and
There nre some things that everyone
can do to make easier this Christmas
rush, and all who can should take note
of them. Among the recommendations
Go early In the day and early In the
Make up a list of things desired be
fore you go.
Ask for what you want — but not till
you know what you want.
Decide quickly, yes or no; geek
farther in the latter case.
Keep your temper.
Take your small bundles with you;
the delivery departments have all they
can do with the big ones.
Save the clerks' time by saving your
Be patient; "there are others."
By taking h»ed to these few hints you
will expedite matters all around, save
your own self, help others und make of
a task something of a pleasure.
THE PUBLIC LIBRARY
What a poor and homeless orphan
the Los Angeles public library Is.
Housed for years In an attic begrudged
even these inadequate quarters, It ia
now served with notice to get out
January 1, ttnd find a home of Its own.
Short of funds, limited as to income,
hampered in its legitimate sphere by
lack of money, it now must face the
cold and heartless world.
. It is timo Los Angeles awoke to Its
library's possibilities, and gave It
decent housing and a chance. For
months It has been a subject of bick
erings and quarrels and strife. Per
sonal ambitions and bitternesses have
contaminated Ha flow and muddied
its waters, till it has became a jest,
and a byword; a plaything for poli
ticians and a jibe for witless fools.
Now, it Is to be unhoused and tossed
forth, like any drab. Into tho public
Get a home for the library, and that
quickly) Take It away from the city
hull. Into some green and cool and
shady spot. Exorcise the demons of
dispute, and clear from It the muck
of mutiny and murinurlngs, In a new
habitat, start ufresh and give us the
library we wunt and cry out for. Then,
please God, this now seeming disaster
shall prove v blessing Iti disguise.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MbRNINO, DECEMBER 18, 1903.
YOUNG ONES SHOW DESIRE
Rt. Rev. Mgr. Harnttt Preaches Force*
fill Sermon at St. Viblana't Upon
the Life and Work of
"Don't klcl< the benches to remind
tho priest that lie has been talking
too long. Why Is It tho people do not
desire, to hear the word of God? The
man who does not desire It Is steeped
in sin and docs not want to henr tho
word of God exhorting him to give up
his pet vice, and Is anxious that the
priest should stop preaching rather
than that he should stop sinning. The
priest has to xpeak from the pulpit,
and to use a common phrase, has to hit
some one hurd,"' said Rt. Rev. Mgr.
Harnett, V. cl., yesterday morning at
tho cathedral of St. Vlblann, In a force
ful and eloquent sermon on "The Du
ties of Christians." Tho large church
was thronged with worshippers, many
standing throughout tho long service.
Monsignor Harnelt spoke at some
length upon the life nnd work of St,
John tho Baptist, making application
to the priesthood of tho Roman church.
He said in part:
"When we hear the priest speaking
from a Christian pulpit wo ought to
know the voice Is his, but God makes
use of tho voice of the priest. St. John
did not say, 'I nm the word' but 'I am
the voice.' So is It likewise with the
priest of God, the voice Is his, but God
Should Be Anxious to Learn
"From the Catholic pulpits priests
of God speak In his name. Moses camo
from Sinnt and proclaimed the word of
God. The priest of God Is another
Moses proclaiming the word. If you
doubt this, does not our dlvlnn Lord
say, 'Ho who hears you hears me'?
My dear people, If this bo true, what Is
the spirit that should characterize the
Christian in approaching the church of
"When children go to school they go
with an anxiety to learn. At times
they ask questions, and when the
teacher speaks they hang upon the
words. If God Imposes the obligation
of teaching, he must also impose upoji
the people the obligation to learn.
"We should say, 'What is God say
ing to me Just now?' If we come
anxious to learn we should always take
home some great truth. AYe should be
anxious to know God, Jesus Christ, and
to know our duties, and If we have
sinned how we can place ourselves in
God's grace, and we should know the
folly of all things earthly.
"If a priest reproves a certain vice
we should, ask ourselvesi if we, have
that vice. We should measure our
selves by the word of God. Let us set
to work under the influence' of God's
holy grace to reach the standard re
quired by God.
Should Eradicate Vice
"From time to time -wo look at the
mirror to sen the mere defects in our
countenances, or if oii'r toilet is correct.
God's word Is a Imlrror. We should
( see our'ftouls as they really tire.nnd If
wn "fand defects we .should uho nil en
ergy to remove them. If we find vices
wo should eradicate them. If there be
stains on our countenances, how quick
ly wo remove them, and if there be
like blemishes nn our souls, let us use
like quickness in removing them.
"Do not think that a sermon, in order
to be a sermon, should be in high
sounding language. If wo speak to the
rich In a language of learning tho poor
will not understand, but if we preach
in simple language tho poor will un
derstand and so will the rich.
Don't say you do not como to church
because you cannot bear high-sounding
language, for it Is brass and a tinkling
symbol. There are many who come
to criticise. There arc many who,
when a priest criticises a certain vice,
knowing themselves guiltless, criticise
their neighbors, knowing them to be
guilty. If we are not guilty ourselves,
let us thank- God, and while we know
others are guilty, let our prayers as
cend to the throne of God that they
may repent of their sins.
HE LOST HIS LICENSE
When Justice Starts to Perform Cere-
mony the Groom Discovers That
Document Is Missing
Special to The llciald.
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 17.— The wedding
Buests were all assembled in the parlor
of the St. Charles Monday afternoon.
The bride, Miss May liadant, the head
waitress, and the bridegroom, Benjuv
mln Scherer, the day clerk, both of
whom have been in the employ of the
St. Charles for ten years, took their po
sitions beneath the grand chandelier.
Justice of the Peace Carl Dletz
stepped to the front with tho momen
tous conundrum: ■
"Where ia your marriage license?"
The fingers of the prospective bride
groom went fumbling through the
pockets of the immaculate suit of con
ventional black, and then repeated the
operation, while the bride-elect stood
blushing at his side. It wus a vain
search, and in whispered accents he
vouchsafed the information:
"I have lost It."
"No license, no marriage," exclaimed
the inexorable Justice.
The hands of the clock pointed to
fifteen minutes past 5. in fifteen min
utes more the court house would be
closed. There was hurrying to and fro,
the bridegroom finally donned a cra
venette that would hide his wedding
garments, betook himself in haste to
the court house, arriving jutst In time
to secure a duplicate license, and re
turned triumphant tv the hotel, where
the ceremony was finally performed.
Mr. and Mrs. Scherer will hereafter
be found at the Globe hotel, in which
Mr. Scherer has purchased an interest.
NEW TRAIN FOR THIS CITY
"Los Angeles Limited" Will Arrive
Over the Salt Lake
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, Dec. 17.— The Los Angeles
limited, a new train, wus put into ser
vice tonight on the Chicago & North
western railroad, leaving here at 10
o'clock. The route of the limited will
be over the Chicago & Northwestern,
Union Pacific and San Pedro, Los An
geles and Salt Lake railroads. The
running time between Chicago and
Los Angeles will be three days.
On the Initial trip of the limited
about 20 . newspapermen from New
York, Plttiburg, Indianapolis, cievo
land, Cincinnati, Chicago, St. Paul and
Minneapolis were passengers. At
Omaha other newspapermen from Kuu
••uk City will join the party, which
will spend, three duys in Los Angeles
Notes for Women
Dog With » Jeweled Leash
Among the newest new Irnpplnfts for
dogs is a lensh which In "extra new"—
OT at lenßt It seems so In the eyes of
Ihe unsophisticated. Th«> old-fash
ioned skye terrier on which Mrs. Fred
Nellson of New York proudly dotes
wns led out the other day by n. lensh
which wns thickly studded with garni,
to inn ten - those Rdornlna; his collar.
Mrs. Nellson says that her pet shall he
treated, ns ho deserves, to the best In
the land nnd thnt tho stones In the
lensh nre genuine, or nt least the out
fit cost enough to apparently assure
this. She dresses to match her dog.
nnd often nppears In smoke-tolorod
clothes the exact shade of the skye's
Women's Clubs In London
Tho Womnn nt Homo, an English
publication, siij-h that twenty-one
years ago there wns not a single wo
man's club In London, nnd now every
country lady has her club, which she
prefers to a hotel when visiting Lon
don, while ladles In the city find It n
convenient center, There nre thirty
of these clubs, with 20,000 mqmbers,
while In Now York there are only two
nnd In Parl.i none, while Herlln Is Just
experimenting with Its Lyceum, n
branch of the puront club In Piccadilly,
New Bedroom Slippers
Tho cuttst room slippers have Just
come out— a cross between mules and
sandals. Like mules, the back of the
loot Is left uncovered, but the snndal
Influence Is shown In straps which
buckle or button around the ankle and
prevent the slipping which interfered
to definitely with the wearing of
Brush Teeth Regularly
An unpleusnnt odor on the breath Is
Sometime* canned by the accumulation
of tartar in the teeth. The teeth should
be brushed 11 f tor each inoal; under no
circumstances neglect the clennslng
night and morning.
Craze for Buckles
Queer little buckles, colored pink or
green or blue — any color of the rain
tow, in fnct— ore an evolution ot the
craze for those of pearl. and mothor-of
pearl lnat summer. These nro only of.
the Imitation pearl, but their soft
shimmer Is very pretty, indeed.
Berlin Women's New Club
Women In Berlin aro delighted with
the SUCC33.I of the new club, the
Lyceum, which has ■ recently been
opened, a branch of the London club
of the: same name. It Is predicted that
the kaiser will Invite himself to be a
Eiiest at ono of the club celebrations.
KmbrolJery seems seeking new fields
for glory nil the while. Its latest con
quest is in gloves, some— straight
from Paris— being finished at the top
of the wrist with a tiny hand scallop
done in a contrasting color — white on
black and black on white. Others, al
most as pretty, havo pinked scallops
of the kid itself (Instead of the em
broidery), piped with kid of a con
trasting color— the piping pinked, too.
INCOME AND CONTENTMENT
From the Atlantic Monthly
Our good friend with one million dol
lars a year cannot oat much more or
bettor food or drink much more or bel
ter drinks than we can,. If he does he
will be sorry. Ho can have 'more places
to live In and enormously more- and
handsomer apparatus of living, but he
can't live In more than one pßice at
once, and too much apparatus is a
bother. He can make himself com
fortable and live healthful. So can we.
Ho can have all tho leisure he wants;
can »jo where he likes nnd stay as long
us he will, He has the better of us
there. We have the better of him in
having the daily excitement and dis
cipline of making a living. We ar«
apt to get more than he does — the
salutary discipline of steady work, of
self denial, of effort. That is enorm
ously valuable to soul, to body and
mind. He can't buy it. We get It
thrown in with our daily bread. We
have rather better chances thnn he of
raising our children well. We nre as
likely as he to have good friends worth
having and to find pleasure in them.
Different pattern* every day. Up-tu
Special Notice — These patterns chii be
delivered by mall within three daya
nfter the order la received by Thr
JAUNTY COAT FOR MISSES.
Pattern No. 2841.
All Seams Allowed.
One of the latest models In an outer
garmant Is here depicted In oxford erav
enett*. The mode la double-breasted and
mill prove a useful garment for ocliuol
and gentra! wear.
The pattern la In five alzei— l3 to 17
yean. For a mlaa of 15 yean the coat
require* VA yards of material X Inches
vide, t yards 44 mcbes wide, 3% yards
M Inches wide, or 3Vi yards ot cravcitette
(0 Inches wide.
Price. IS cent*.
HSRALD, LOS .ANGELES.
No. 2841, Slzo
Present this coupon.
c- " ■— •
A paper pattern of thl* garment van
be obtained by tilling In above ordai
und directing It to The ittrald's put
tern department. It will be tout punt
paid, witlilu three day*, on re««l(it ol
GOSSIP FROM GOTHAM; GRAVE AND
GAY DOINGS IN THE METIIOPOLIS
Kpcinl Corrfsporrlcnif! of Tho Herald,
NEW TOtlKi Dee. 16.— The world's
richest inon ure not nil New Yorkers
nlthough In hour the mtlltei talk, one
Would think «o. According In tho most
recent rums inn tin on the fortunes of
the 100 richest men In the world Andrew
Carnegie slnnils No. 5; Henry Phlpps,
No. 35: If. C. Frlck, No. 37, mid Charles
Schwab Is not In tho count at nil. This
meitiifl tlint lie Is figured below $ir,,000.-
OHO. ('urnoplo In set down nt $250,000,000,
Phlpps Ht $ri1.000,000 find Frlek nt 14",
000.000. A Mlllon Is John IX Unekefel
lor's price and he. heads the. list. .T.
lielt. the South Afrlenn dlnmond ffillow,
ia worth hnlf n. Mlllon. Then there Is
the person, .T. U. lloblnson, a gold nmn
of South Africa. Iln la worth $400,000,
000 find stunts No. 3. Tho czar Is
fourth. He luis $307,000,000.
Schwab's Number in the Book
So heavy nre tho demnnds on the
time of New York's Industrial kings
thnt few of them permit their home
telephone numbers to be published In
the reguini' directory. Charles M.
Schwab Ik mi exception to the rule.
Carnegfe, Prick nnd Corey nre never
accessible over the wire— lndeed, al
though the liitler Is president of one
the grentest corporations In the world,
few New Yorkers know his home Rbode.
J. Plerpont Morgan hns nil excellent
plan for escaping nnnoynnco of this
sort. In good weather he frequently
sleeps on his yact, tho Corsair. It Is
easy to understand why Mr. Carnegie
employs the veil of secrecy. His philan
thropies nre so numerous that hosts of.
cranks nre constantly on his trail.
Were he to publish his telephone num
ber he would have telephone calls with
every course nt dinner and one for
every respiration In his sleep. Mr.
Prick Is in tho sume fix ns to the de
mand on his time. Ho has a private
office in one of the Broadway skyscrap
ers, but he does not support the luxury
of a (jilt sign on the door.
The richest Woman In the world, Het
ty Green, keeps about $800,000 worth of
diamonds on band nt nil times. She
never Wears any of them, but she
knows that they Increase In value at
tho rate of 3 per cent a year and holds
them as im investment. Hetty wears
no Jewelry at all. Her sole possession
in this lino Is a marriage ring worth
about $18. The Increment on her dia
mond hoard this year will be much
larger than in previous years. Dia
monds have gone up nearly 10 per cent.
In the meantime tho lady is "1 years
old, and growing older every day. She
pays $31 a month for a flat in Hoboken
and does her own cooking and washing.
Janitors Feel Their Power
As the winter approaches the janitors
in the thousands of big apartment
buildings which house about half the
population o£ New York arc becoming
visibly austere. Where during tho
warm summer months It was permitted
to address them as "Mike" or "Jim"
this familiarity is no longer tolerated.
They are the arbiters of the comfort
of half the people, and n request to
"send up Bteam" anust bo framed with
tho care of a protocol. One brow-beaten
apartment house dweller recently put
forth the idea that the janitor should
live on the top lloor of the big apart
ment houses instead of in the base
ment, for then there would always be
steam heat; and the elevator would
/always be running.' 1 - :....>.'•-,■■
Landing the Rich Men ..
Hotel Kteiiogriiplicro, telephone ope
rators and manicurists are marrying
most of the rich men these days. Busy
'merchants and financiers seem to be
charmed with their intelligence, tact
and good nature. Comparison with the
idle and frivolous girls born to wealth
are inevitable, and the result Is matri
mony. A half dozen such cases were
reported within a week in New York.
How many are there elsewhere?
Artists' Models Scarce
Artists' models in New York seem to
be unlike their sisters, the chorus girls,
in one detail at least. They object to
publicity. It has never been known to
help them and very often it hurts.
Artists were suddenly confronted with
the fact that it was almost an Impos
sibility to secure interesting and refined
types as models, und for proof of" this
one had only to visit the exhibitions,
especially those representing students'
work. Many of tho studier portrayed
anything but refined types of women.
This was the rule and not the excep
tion. Of course It is a well known fact,
and perhaps a fortunate one, that New
York has no equivalent for the "Latin
Quarter" and there are no colonies of
••professional models" here as in Paris
and Koine.' Painters for tills reason
often have great dilllculty in procuring 1
good models, and it is a pure game of
chance at that. Taking into considera
tion the needs of tho girls who tind It
nec#ssary to pose, and the needs of the
artists, too, there was .organized in
New York several years ago the Art
Workers' Club for Women. The sole
object of this club was to establish
more of a mutual sympathy between
artists and models as well as to dignify
the profession of posing und put it on a
recognized basis. -
Office Boy's Joke
A small oflice boy got "hunk" with
his employer for suffering the indignity
of discharge. The boy's last duty wus
to deliver an advertisement for a type
writer gltl to a newspaper office. Tho
original copy called for a competent
operator and nothing more. Tho boy
embellished it to read thus: "Wanted
—Stenographer and typewriter; must
be extremely plain; no sweet IB or prize
beauties need apply; pretty glrla
burred; the uglier the better. Apply ID
v. in., Fair Deal, 75 West One Hundred
and Twenty-lift h street." When the
buns arrived the next morning he was
confronted by what looked like a meet-
Ins of the compulsory old maids' con
vention. Ho is now engaged In whittling
a handle on v piece of 2x4 board, with
which he intends to give the boy some
There will be many radical changes
nmue in the methods of preparing mug
uzines following the expose in the
Uelasco article in The liooklovers.
Article* offered for publication will
hereafter be subjected to the fire test
before they are accepted, and this will
muke the lot of the honest writer
harder than ever. It may be that when
good mutter in offered hereufter it will
be paid for at decent rates after its
authenticity Is established. The classic
signed by Belutjco and gold by l-ie
Kugel brought only $75, yet It has Bur
vlved for thirty years us v standard ex
position on the art of acting.
In Borrowed Jewels
Of all the fashionable crazes which
serve from time to time to call atten
tion to the fad* and fancies of Mrs.
Ah tor's set, none approaches the
newest In Inter .-st iuiv originality. Among
the women leudem In society the pre
vailing' ruling puwslou U .lo possess
oxßot founlerpnrtu of celebrated Jewels
which have floured for yearn nnd years
unions the heirlooms of thft oldMt
Hrltlsh fnmllien. Famous penrl nnd dla*
niorirl necklace* nnd tlnrnn, which re
pose for the better pint of MiHr time
In burglar-proof vnnlts, nre bring ad
inlrrd n« never befor**— nil In thft fond
hope that the aristocratic owners mny
be coaxed Into permitting the precious
Jewels to be borrowed for the purpose
of being duplicated cither In renl gems
or Imitations. And for tills fever nn
Amerlcnn peeress, none other than the
>oung and 11 mln bio duchess of Marl
borough, and her famous )6.),000 coronet
Erlanger Doesn't Write Placet
"Abe" Krlfinger, the head of the the
ntrlea! syndicate of America, Is neither
Kind nor end over the predicament
which Mr. Helasoo finds himself In
through the sale of a magazine article
with his name attached, but which he
didn't write, although the two nro not
friends. Krlanger is not an artist and
he does not write pieces for mnga
zlnca or newspapers. He Is simply nn
orgnnlz?r of nniusement enterprises.
He would probably be Just rs success
ful In the soap business. Plays and
nctors nre Just bo much "goods" to
him and he uses them Just that way.
Blue Catches 'Em
A customer in one of the smnrt mil
liners' shops on Fifth avenue, New
York, wns commenting, In admiration,
on the appearance of the show window,
which was arranged In a color scheme
of red, hats and feathers of that hue
being the only things exhibited. "That
reminds me," replied the woman In
charge of the shop, "of one curious
thing I have noticed since the fashion
of window dressing became the thing.
We have tried all the colors that come
within the scope of our particular raln
l.ow, und tho one thut has attracted the
most attention— thnt Is, the ono which
has brought us the most transient
trade— ls blue. Just why the average
woman should fail to be caught by a
display of red or pink or brown hats is
not at all clear to me. But blue hits
them hard and we nre working thia
discovery for nil it's worth these days."
Just Because of a $2000 Dog
"It Is true that Oscar Lewlsohn gave
my sister a dog worth $2000, but does n
gift like that form a sufficient basis
for a rumor of nn engagement?"
Miss Jane May, sister of Edna May,
stnr of '"Vh'a Catch of the Season," in
these words disposed of tho rumor that
her sister was engaged to wed Oscar
T_,ewisohn, a banker of New York.
Lady Highball is one of the most
famous terriers in the country. "Once
in her history she traveled from Bos
ton to New Haven in a special car In
order to receive veterinary attendance.
Letters to the Teacher
Many odd nnd humorous things come
to the attention of teachers in the pub
lic schools on the lower Kostside, but
there is nothing odder or funnier than
some of the letters sent-to them by
the parents of the children. Scarcely
5 per cent of the children hear Knglish
spoken in their homes, and what they
ficqutro is picked up on the streets or
in the schools. They soon attain a
working knowledge of it; but with
their parcntß the case is different, and
when they attempt to write a •letter
in Knglish tho result Is a mongrel
brand of the language that is often
mirth provoking. Most of the funny
letters arts in tho form of excuses foi
children In tho primary departments.
The department of education has a spe
cial postal card which is sent out by
school principals to parents whose
child stays away from school asking
the cause of the child's absence. A
few days ago one father whose sou,
William, hrtd been absent for 13 days,
answered the inquiry by saying that
"he is sick with information of the
lungs." Another replied in this way
to an Inquiry about Conrad, who had
been absent one day: "You will have
to excuse my brother for not coming
to school, because he was bit by a dog
and can't sit."
Bears Rockefeller's Name
On the crest of the bluff along the
East river at Sixty-sixth street there
is nearlng completion a stately building
that represents one of John D. Rocke
feller's most Important gifts to the pub
lic welfare of America. Across its front
in carved in the limestone this title,
"Uockefeller Institute for Medical. Re
search," which gives the building the
distinction, in addition to the purposes
for which it has been designed,. of be
ing the only gift of tho Standard Oil
mugnute that bears his name. When
the institute is opened In January next,
according to present expectations, it
will represent an outlay of $400,000 out
of the million dollars John D. ltocke
feller bestowed on tho institution and
its work In May, 1902, this sum being
intended by tho donor to last ten years.
Mrs. Jeff Davis Very Feeble
Mrs. Jefferson Davis, wifo of the
presidency of the confederacy, still
keeps her residence In New York, al
though she goes south during tho ■win
ter months. Mrs. Davis is now 81 years
and very feeble, although not ailing.
Her old Mississippi homestead, "Beau
volr," is now the home of confederate
veterans, and when Mrs. Davis makes
a sojourn in the South It Is usually with
friends. While In New York she lives
In a quiet uptown apartment hotel and
keeps only one servant. She is far
from rich. THK GOTHAMITE,
LIVES SAVED BY CHEWING GUM
Kruin Leslie's AVcckly.
An incident recently occurred in Wis
consin which rises up, so to speak, in
reprouch und refutation of those who
declaim ugalnst the chewing gum
habit, especially when indulged in by
members of tho fair sex. The incident
icferred to, as related in a newspaper
dispatch, occurred on a lake in Wis
consin. A woinun was crossing 1 tho
lako in company with her husband, v
guide, when the birch canoe Rtruck a
rock, and a hole was opened In the
side flush with tho water line. The
woman quickly patched the leak with v
wud of chewing gum, and thus re
paired the boat, reuchlng the shore in
safety. Who shall say now that the
chewing gum trust has not a sufficient
SKINS USED IN T'.JIS COUNTRY
From the Shoe Retailer,
This country is the greatest con
sumer of hides and skins in the world,
It uses In a year 48,000,000 goat skins,
24,000,000 sheep skins, . 16,000,000 hides of
all kinds, 6,000,000 calf skins and 2,000,
000 other skins. It Imports all its goat
skins, a total amount of about J25,000,
000 worth, and over $10,000,000 worth of
hides und over $17,000,000 worth of other
skins, a total of over $50,000,000 worth
of hides and skins. Germany Imports
one- tint less hides and skins than does
this country, and Kngluud and France
each import oue-hulf as much.
A mini U know 11 by t lm insiii unco
r(mipunlt>!< ho l;«>ep« uwuy from. — Clevu
Pi-Limes and Pidc-Ups
Ono more week of toll and Inißt.le,
Mix hiofe days of pu*!l and hate;
Then tho trouble wIH bo over,
After that 'twill bo too late.
One morn we*!? — run we live thro' ltt
Hlx more eluys— will wo survive?
1 h:ivo now 11 hundred dollum —
Hunrlny next, will I liavo live?
One more week of Chrlslmns shoppings
Six rflore dnys of going broke.
Thnnk good fortune, 'tis nenr overl ,
ChrlAttnai shopping Is no Joke!
At a recent football gamn In Loa
Angeles the rootern yelled: "CJIvo him
the ax, tho nx, tho nx!" Is It not tlmo
to suppress the gamo when tho plnyorn
aro allowed to carry axes on the field?
The news that n street cleaner In nn
Indiana city found dlumonds worth
$3000 should be translated Into cholo
and posted In tho Los Angeles stf-eet
A girl Is suing a rich nmn for $10,
000 dumuges because ho kissed her
once. It Is wrong for a man to tan
talize a girl that way.
Every Hostoninn nto $0.60 worth of
baked beans last year, or about 680
pounds. One wonders whero did he
find room for tho brown bread?
How doth the Christmas shopper
With buying now got busy;
And run up bills from morn to night
That mako her husband dizzy.
More Local Improvements
Jim Williams hns painted his wooden
leg.— Clinton (III.) Advocate
When a womnn "rends you Ilka a
book" It simply means that sho "sees
The Oak Orovo (Mo.) Banner came
out last week loudly proclaiming »lx
teen pages — count 'em, sixteen — and
ono of tho pages was blank.
Orange — Ts your disease pronounced?
Lemon — Not very easily,
For a man who Is losing money in
copper as fast as ho Is, tho wonder Is
how Tom Lawson restrains himself to
ono howl a month.
A man is never too old to learn, but
ho may be too young to know this fact.
Count \our mercies and discount
Alex. White's Specialties
Alex. White, killing hogs, setting out
shade trees, digging wells, straw for
bedding and carpets, and preaching on
tho Sabbath my specialties. Leave
orders at Geiger's bakery, Dunn's
store, or at my home on McLean and
Wells street. — Adv. in Dv Quoin (111.)
Mr. Blizzard and Miss Gale wore
married in Bristol. England, recently.
They wHI havo a breezy time, doubt
less, and should havo no trouble In
"raising tho wind" for a "blow out."
Palm— You should have a death
sceno in your play.
Pine — Well, doesn't tho hero murder
Members of 0110 woman's club In
Chicago havo GOO children. Tell G. C!
Why laugh at Zimmerman doing
Morgan for $G, 000,000? Wo don't «et
any of it.
Truth Stranger Than Fiction
They stpod on the doorstep at parting. t
They wero women, and passing fair:
The clothes that adorned them were
And they had a patrician air. .
They spoke their farewells very briefly,
They kissed — in a moment were gone?
I know you will doubt tho assertion —
But I watched, and I saw 'twas done!
— W. 11. C.
GIRL WOKE UP ON HOUSE ROOF
Dressed in Sleep and Climbed to Lofty
Perch — Couldn't Get Down — Fire-
men Were Called
Special to The Herald.
WILKESBARRI3, Pa., Dec. 17.—
Perched high on the roof of the three
story residence of Sol Hirsch on South
Franklin street, this city, Miss Katie
Smith, a maid employed by Mr. Hirsch,
awoke early this morning and scream-,
ed for help.
Kutlcwalks In her sleep, and during
the night had dressed, and in some
way got on the roof. How she man
aged It she has no Idea, for there Is
no way except by a' dangerous climb
of which she does not seem capa
ble. Sho was so frightened when Bhe
awoke that »he could do nothing but
hang on and shout.
Folks going to work heard, but could
not aid her. The police who arrived I
were also powerless, and fianlly the j
hook and ladder truck and crew of the j
fire department had to be sent for.
Three firemen carried her down. She ''
wus unhurt, but badly frightened. "'O
THE SWEET HOME LINE
Tho husband's tho locomotive,
Tho cnglncor'a tho wife;
With her hand upon tho throttle,
SIIO saves or wrecks Ida life.
Her cheery laughter is tlio oil
That smooths tho way for daily toll.
Ho runs upon tho Ewect home line.
Bat sometimes meets a grade.
When sho must oil to help him up
Tho tracks so badly laid.
For friction's caused by discontent,
And cross words prove an accident.
Thus, when they roach life's summit
Together down they'll glldo
Smoothly into tho station bright,
Happy and satisned.
So, wives, through danger do your part,
And oil the engine from your h«art.
"Who Is that fellow that's foaming
at tho mouth about Russian opprcs
"That's old Hcnpock." — Nashville
Women Often Hesitate
fi TALK over their, busl- .
ness problems -with /
bußy bank officials on : '
account ot the air of ..
mysterious wisdom '
surrounding these indl- r
While our Woman's Depart-
ment ia thoroughly efficient,
buslnesß-like and conservative,
yet It lucks the cold formality so
long associated with financial In- '
Women who need advice In
business matters will find In this
Department ready sympathy and
appreciation. The manager Is al-
ways glad to talk with them.
j£3k Merchants Trust'
111% Capital 5350.000.00
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