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LOS ANGELES HERALD
BY THE HERALD COMPANY.
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OLDEST MORNINO PAPER IN
LOS ANOKI.KH.
f'unnilcfi Oct. 2. 1873. Thirl .r-Uilnl Venr.
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Kntered at Podtofflce, Los An&eles. aa
B«gond-clftgg Matter. _
TUB HEKALD INSAN FUANCISCO-
Los Angeles and Southern California visit
or? to San Kranclwo will f.nd Tho Herald
on sals nt tho news rtands In the Pniace
•nd St. Francis hotels, and for snlo by
Coqpir & Co., 846 Market: at News Co., 8.
P. Ferry, and on the utreats hy Whentley.
• Population of Los Angeles 201,249
today's Amusements
< rtKT.,A SCO— "Lit tip Prinrrrss."
-1-fOTfH KISS— "The founders."
•ntJRUANK— "Man from Mexico."
.-OltPHßUM— Vaudeville.
'CRANP — "PrlnceßU of Patches."
VKNlCK— Kllory Bnml.
NOVKLTY— "The Mysterious Mr. Ral
iFlPCHKß'S— Rurlosqup.
(CHUTIiS — Clilaffnrclli's Band.
Scientists say thnt in 100 ypars tho
world's iron supply Will be exhausted.
But let none worry; none of us will
. ■ fliel that shortage.
Oapt. Mlkkolson is going to take
ship to the frozen north to senrch
for a new continent. "What he should
take is an ice pick.
A Spokane man blames the Chinese
boycott c\n Mr. Bryan] It is surprising
that ho should admit that Mr. Bryan
held that much power in tho world at
lajrge.
Gas explosions in New York city
Saturday injured twelve persons. New
York's hot air has to ha\'e vent now
and then, even if a few of the populace
does suffer.
A Kentucky society has been formed in
Los Angeles and It is presumed that
now all the available colonels not
adopted by the previously organized
Missouri society have found a home.
The spectacle of the misrepresenta
tlve, anarchistic, generally "agln-lt,"
vociferous "Doc" Houghton singing
"Star Spangled Banner" at that Repub
lican* leg-pulling Saturday night must
have made every spangled star blink
with unshed tears of rage.
Count Boni prates of "chivalry" In
connection with his divorce troubles.
But "chivalry" didn't hamper him
when he pawned his future success as
a fortune hunter to a -wine agent, to
obtain funds to prosecute his quest.
Bah! "What a nasty mess it all is!
Los Angeles capitalists have bought
Portland's • chamber of commerce
building and her street railways and
propose to give the Rose city a system
worth while. Portland is to be con
gratulated. Could not San Francisco
induce Los Angeles capitalists to, do
as much for her? She needs a Btreet
railway system badly.
The Owens river water project is
legally in the hands of the board of
public works. But as a great novelist
once said, "There ain't no sich pusson."
If "we lose the Owens river because of
the peanut polities of the mayor and
the council what punishment can be
devised to fit the crime?
Ohio's W. C. T. U. is in hysterics be
cause, its congressional delegation pro
poses to give "Alice Roosevelt a punch
bowl. But a punch bowl is harmless;
only what's put in ii Is injurious, and
then only sometimes. And even then,
It doesn't cause hysterics. The good
"VV. C. T. U. needs something to brace
up its nerves.
The performances of "The Toy
Shop" last week were all too few and
inadequate to accommodate the ninny
ivho wished to see them, and It is sin
cerely hoped that repetition will be
arranged. And the very worthy ob
ject for which "The Toy Shop" was
given makes all the more for a re
newal of the delightful operetta.
As The Herald has frequently
stated, none of the smaller cities here
abouts need have any fears about be
ing "forced" into greater I^os Angeles.
This city will not coerce anyone or
nny community Into joining hands
■with it. Its, growth now is more rapid
than It can keep up with, and other
places deHlring to join with It in its
great prosperity must come in will
ingly, und do their share— or stay out.
The Herald Is glad .to be able to
congratulate Itself as well as Its many
fun-loving readers, old and young,
upon the appearance of Its new comic
supplement! which made its debut
yesterday. This comic section has
been In preparation some months, and
all plans were made to issue it - two
weeks ago. But delays were Inevitable
and unavoidable, and for patience in
bearing with these The Herald thanks
Its readers sincerely. It can be ex
pected from now on that the Innocent
antics and frolics of Die Flnehelnier
twins, Brer Wolf, Strenuous Thomas.
Flirty George, Jimmy, Willie, Madge
and Midge, with ull their companions,
will he on view evpt-y week, in ever
varying moods, and The Herald Invites
all Its readers, old and young, to join
In the hearty laughter which they will
undoubtedly inspire.
WHY NOT BUNCH THE EAST?
As to the proposition of Joint state
hood for Arizona and New Mexico, why
not carry out this Idea of JolnturP— lf
It bo go desirable and Imperative that
the enst ran spn nothing cjse— to Its
logical conclusion? If Arizona and New
Mexico nre to 'be 'denied statehood be
cause It will Increase thplr representa
tion In congress and bprause thpy ara
not populous enough to be. so repre
sented, why not brln* the same nrgu
mpnt to bear on some of the eastern
states?
There Is Rhode Island, for Instance—
a niPi-e pocket borough, so small that
It can only be shown on the average
map by a dot. Yet Rhode Island has
two senators. Why not attach Rhode
Inland to Massachusetts, and make
one of them? True, It might eliminate
Aldrich, and tho Standard Oil would
suffer, but wouldn't the country be
the gainer thereby?
And, while about It, why not consol
idate Connecticut with thpse two? This
nlso might cut oft Senator Lodge, but
pven ho could be spared. And If Ver
mont und New Hampshire were made
Into one. ns they once were, ngnln we
would have two fewer spnators. And
by their own logic, easterners ndmlt
that tho fewer the better.
Hut, while we nre about It, why not
muke one state of the whole of New
England? The entire region Is only a
fraction of tho area of California,
Montana, Texas or any of the western
states, and there would be only two
senators where now there are twelve.
Then, carrying the scheme out, there.
Is Defuwaro, only larger than Rhode,
Island by a few square miles; hitch
Delaware to Pennsylvania and get rid
of the whole Addlcks row at one
stroke. And little New Jersey, the
corporations' own peculjnr state,
should be thrown in for good meas
ure. Senator Dryde:i could then go
back to his insurance duties unham
pered. What n nice rotten s^ate
Pennsylvania, Delaware nnd New
Jersey would make!— and only two
senators, instead of six. with Phil
ander Knox sent philandering on his
own corporation "way. Keally, the
scheme is great!
And -what a problem will be solved!
The senate will be properly reduced
in numbers, several villainously bad
commonwealths will be wiped out and
there will be room in the upper house
for senatorial representatives from the
enormous new states in the west,
while the lower house will still con
tain one member for each unit of tho
population. This seems the real solu
tion of this joint statehood question,
and is submitted with the sincere
wishes of the entire west that it will
receive proper and due consideration.
If elimination of senators be a real
charity, . let the crowded east remem
ber -what "begins at home."
FOOLISH OFFICIALS
The heavy rain of Saturday with its
accompanied washing of unpaved
streets, choking of inadequate sewers
and flooding of downtown undrained
thoroughfares, was not really needed
to emphasize again the Imperative ne
cessity for that board of public works;
but It is one more argument to be used
in bringing the council and the mayor
to an agreement.
Under the law as now in operation,
public improvements must be made by
the public works board. Thousands of
dollars' worth of such improvements
are just as far along as they can go
without action by that body. Were
such action possible today hundreds of
men -would be at work on the streets,
walks and sewers of Los Angeles with
in a week, and thousands in money
would be paid to them every Saturday
night.
But through the haggling of the
mayor and the council over peanut
politics, the board has not been named,
though lor six weeks it should have
been at work. And as the deadlock
seems in no likelihood of breaking, an
other six weeks may pass before the
city can resume its usual march of
progress.
Had the board been promptly named
work could already have been done
which would have saved the city a
considerable sum from the damages
Saturday's rain effected. The mayor
and the councllmen know this fact.
But they would rather make faces at
one another like so many children than
do the work for which they were
ctliosen.
In a financial way the city is in bad
shape. Its income Is overdrawn and
inroads have been made on the re
ceipts for the next fiscal year. It has
no money to spend repairing storm
damages, when, by ordering tho im
provements property owners desire, the
burden of payment would fall on them.
The seaHon of heavy rains has just
begun; from now on they ;nay be ex
pected frequently. After each one
more funds will bo required to pay for
repairs— patchwork repairs, that the
next rain will wash out again. The
mayor and tho councllmen should be
held personally responsible In some
way for a condition of expense to the
city which their peanut policy has
created;
NO COERCION
No more Important announcement
has been made by the Los Angeles
city and county consolidation com
mittee than the asertlou that no coer
cion will or can be applied to the va
rious smaller communities It Is pro
posed to embrace In the tentative new
city.
The assertion U.made fully und free
ly, with all due emphasis, that Los
Angeles wanU as joint members In its
huge new project only such neighbors
as may desire to Join hands with tt.
Any one of the surrounding cities that
may wish to remain out of the union
will be urged to do so.
Only perfect freedom of action uiid
entire lmrmony of purpose can inako
of the .consolidation the perfect city
that is desired. ,'•'
Of cours?, if the plans no fur ma
tured are carried out, ,the desirable
LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, igofj.
gpnernl boundaries will embrflp* th«
rc-Rlon from the mountains to the sea.
Natural limitations are fixed for the
greater city by the conformations of
the land, and thp«e should be rprog
ril»ed ns tho city's new limits. They
embrace within their scope some 700
Hfjuarp. miles, compact, homogeneous,
cut off from the surrounding region,
one In ellnintp, needs, aspirations and
general character. Thnt this territory
should also be one In government,
nnme nnd purpose !» equally necessary
to Its prosperity nnd Its fnme.
Within this natural subdivision, how
pvpr, nre certnln well defined nnd defin
itely known cities, which have certnln
1-pnNinin for wishing to retain a large
measure of Individuality. Places sur-h
fis PasadPim, with Its reputation for
beauty, hotpls and fine homps;
Long llench nnd Snn Pedro, th« harbor
towns; Venice and Santa Monica, the
resorts; Hollywood, the home city— all
these and more will wish their namea
nnd Identities prpservptl. This the plnn
contFmplntes in the fullest measure; not
only names but Mf government are
provided— !ocnl option, individual offi
cers, sepnratj lux rate's and tlie like.
Only In affairs of general Intereßt, such
ns police and fire protection, tax col-
Ipctlon, administration of municipal
(iititi'P. is uplted nctlon required, nnd
this action. It Is expected, Will be tnken
In a united assembly of the officers of
the individual sections.
Under the borough or pueblo system,
this is nil posßible, without the loss of
any town's nnme or characteristics,
but merely with n large saving of ex
pense- to everyone concerned. Truly,
"a consummation devoutly to be
wished."
That Los Angeles desires, plans for
and expects the support and co-opera
tion of every commiwlty embraced In Its
general outline, goes without saying
it makes for a more perfect whole.
But the acquiescence of any one or
several of the contemplated component
parts Is neither necessary to the
scheme's success nor desirable except
on voluntary and even selfishly ap
parent grounds. If a city cannot see
that it is to its own advantage to unite
with Los Angeles, It is Los Angeles'
wish that it simply stny out.
The first work Los Angeles has to do
is to acquaint its surrounding cities
with the details of its consolidation
plan. These cities now 'merely know
of It In the most general way, and any
opinions expressed are simply ex
cathedra. liet a campaign of education
be inaugurated, that the people may
learn what It Is expected to do, and
then ask for their views. Any ex
pressions prior thereto are wholly out
of order.
But let no d"ne fear any coercion.
That is the last thing Los Angeles con
templates.
Again yesterday, as it has almost
every day since the Barbour case be
came of public Interest, The Herald
gave the only authentic news on the
subject afforded the people of Los An
geles and its vicinity, who stand to
lose $200,000 by his business failure.
This is tho policy of The Herald— to
GIVE THE NEWS, without frills or
favor — and to let the yellow nastlness
and personal praise stunts be for other
less well Informed sheets.
That the wild act of Buck in shoot
ing Mrs. Canfield, his former employer,
would . find imitators was to be ex
pected, especially as Buck, on his in
sanity dodge, seems likely to escape
unhanged. All the more reason why
swift and sure punishment should be
meted out to all criminals of the Buck
kiii.l.
The desperate row over first prize in
the Pasadena chariot races of laßt New
Year's day, with" the seeming impossi
bility o'. a. proper and peaceful settle
ment, argues for the one amicable way
to come to a conclusion — run It over.
The inevitable tinkering with the
Hepburn railroad bill has begun in the
senate and soon it won't be recogniz
able even by its sponsor. But our rail
road senators must repay the Influences
that bought them their seats.
Missouri has refused to buy oil of
the Standard, even at lower prices
than Independent concerns charge.
Missouri ls_ going to "show" the
Standard, if it loses money In the at
tempt.
A printer has been made mayor of
Dublin. It is to be hoped he will stick
to his "cases," not get out of "sorts,"
nor "pi" his forms, but-thut he will go
to press promptly arid do a clean job.
"Ghosts; How They Are Raised,"
was the subject of a lecture in Los
Angeles last night. "How to make 'em
walk would have been of vastly, more
Importance to the great majority.
Spain's dowager queen does not ap
prove of Kna of Battenberg as wife for
Alfonso. It Is to be feared that Kna
is up against a bud case of mother-in
law, with all her other troubles,
May Sutton, the women's champion
tennis player, has invented a new
racket. If generally adopted this ought
to make our California project more in
vincible than ever.
Chilly
Napoleon marched from Moscow. '
"It's too cold there," he said.
"You ought to see Vice President
Fairbanks," shputed the shivering
legions.
Even a blizzard, blowing at the rate
of sixty miles an hour, may be a bless
ing in disguise. And here's a story that
proves it:
"The blizzard blowed him clean from
the valley to the top of the highest
hill, where he landed with such force
that he made a hole In the ground, and,
in scrambling out, he kicked up, and
picked up three sold nuggets, and the
very next day he sold the hill to a
mining syndicate for a comfortable
fortune."—A tlanta Constitution.
"It seems strange,"* said Deacon
May berry, a a he counted the money af
ter church, "that. a large congregation
can be so ttniull." — I'hiladclphlii Telo
graph.-- - >.- , (
DOINGS, GRAVE AND GAY, -PICKED
UP ABOUT "LITTLE OLD NEW YOltK"
Pppclnl Correspondence of Tlip ItcfnM.
NEW YORK, Feb. 10.— The RAllnntry
of a bicycle policeman saved Miss Maud
Adam*, the nctrtag, from going to a
police station, 'according- to a story
which developed In the Harlem police
court today, when Preston Ketcham,
a chauffeur, wait arraigned before Mag
istrate Whitman, charged with exceed
ing- the f pepd limit,
Policeman Olvney, who made Hip ar
rest, testlflPd that he tlmpd the ma
chine nnd It was gnlng twpnty-flve
miles nn hour. He stopped the 1 auto
mobile. There were four oc.riipnnls,
besides the chauffeur, one of thpsfi
wn« Mlsh Adnmii. There wan another
woman and two men In the party.
"I was never In r police station In
my life," declared Mlkb Adams, In her
mont bewitching 'Peter Pan' voice. "I
don't want to go."
Olvney l« nothing If not gallnnt. Ho
towed to Mlm Adams and said:
"You' mny leave the mnrhlnp ntul
tnke a cnr. AH I want Is the chauf
feur." •
Miss Adams nnd her friends de
parted, leaving the ■ chauffeur to his
fate. He wnn Intpr released on hull.
Magistrate Whitman held him In $200
ball for trial.
• • •
Drink? Why, of Course They Do
There Is do' much discussion nbout
women drinking In public restaurants
thnt the results of actual observation In
three of the big cafes may throw some
light on the subject. ! At Hector's the
other evening four of the five women
sitting at nearby, tables were observed
to order cocktails ns a matter of course
nnd tlirii drink them the same way. At
•he new hotel Astor in the big room
nt least thirty had appetizers before
them whllp the dinner whs on the wny.
At Martin's everybody* (Including
father) had a cocktail before settling
clown to the serious business of the
evening;. At such hotels ns the AVnl
dorf, Holland and Manhattan the prac
tice is not so general, but this may be
accounted for by tho fact that, a large
proportion of the guests are newcomers
and are shy nbont drinking In public.
AVhat they do elsewhere is another
matter.
• • •
Everybody Works but Father
The young men of New York have
by no means a monopoly, of the good
times which the city affords to men
of means. The sobcr-facerl "veteran"
of 20 is Iti the majority, but the youth
ful fellow of 55 Is not altogether absent
from the festive board along the main
street of the town. ' Broadway has hun
dreds of old sports who seem never to
grow tired of the white lights and
feayeties of the itialto. At Brown's
chop house the other night a lad of 60
looked at his watch and, discovering
that it was 1 in the morning, he in
quired: "Say, boys, where are you
going to spend the evening?" Of
course he meant the balance of the
dark hours. "Evening" never begins
until 10 o'clock along Broadway, and
it is bad form to say anything other
than "Good morning" before 4 o'clock
in the afternoon.
• • . . ■ '■ • •„■■
New Frohtnan Play Plant
A theatrical manufacturing plant, to
be operated by Charles Frohman In
connection with his theatrical interests,
is' to be built at once in Long Island
City. Delano & Aldrich, the architects,
completed plans for the building yes
terday. About a month ago Mr. Froh
MEPHISTO DIES
HEEOIC DEATH
PARIAH CAT RESCUES LITTLE
GIRL'S CANARY
Humane Society Officer Puts Animal
Out of Misery After It Had Sac.
rificed Its Life to Favor
the Child
"Hero lies Mephisto, v kins; of rats,
Full in; liy a lime we've kicked his
slats,
But miw he's passed to another (-limn.
May he show 'Old Nick' a li — II Of a
time. 1 ;
With solemn step and downca3t eyes,
nearly a score of residents of the neigh
borhood of 900 West Eighth street bore
the remains of poor old "Mephlsto,"
the neighborhood cat, to its last rest
ing place yesterday morning, and
while the small coffin was planted be
neath the soft ground in the back yard
of a shoe store, willing hands placed
a little headboard on the grave with
the above epitaph.
It was a great tribute to an honorable
foe and many were the sighs of relief
when the last kind act had been per
formed and the small party withdrew
to their homes to talk over the tragic
death of the feline.
Kitten a Born Pariah
"Mephisto" was an outlaw. His
mother before him had been and he
Just couldn't help It. Hack several
years ago, when the great yellow cat
was a fluffy muss of noft fur with two
bright blue eyes peeping out from un
der the tiny lids, hts mother had kicked
him away from her and, like many an
other of her sex, had deserted her child
lor the gayetles of night in a great city.
Hut the kitten was undismayed. He
was a born pariah and he didn't cure
whether he was abandoned or not.
The day following- his desertion he wus
ricked up and oared for by a pretty
young woman who tied a blue ribbon
around his neck and insisted that he
allow everyone who visited her to pet
him and call htm "ootsle tootslt, feet it
tlf kitten." pfatnw
Then suddenly the outlaw was miss
ing and was not Been for many a day.
One fine bright night tho wise old moon
looked down carelensly upon the neigh
borhood of-900 We»t Eighth street. For
a moment Luna, looked and thPii rub
bed her great eyes and laughed aloud
for Joy for dWn among the sheds and
fences of the neighborhood she saw a
ereut slcel: ; creature, fairly golden in
its gleaming beauty, steal cautiously
from behind a ehed and worm his way
stealthily toward "Black Tom." the
terror and champion of the neighbor
hood.
A yard, a foot, and then the black
villain turned from hts crouched posi
tion on the ehed Just in time to ward
the attack of that great yellow body a*
It shot forth from the darkness and
pounced silently ■■■ upon him.
Begins Career of Outlaw
Maylw It .whh tha vuddennesa of the
attack, the Oery eyes or the great aupr
pie body of hi* antagonist that cauwed
the defeat of Black Tom, but many
were the spectator* when the black one
arched hU back, swelled his tall, emit
ted spark* and sent his wild yell of de.
nance at the newcomer.
It was a battle to the finish and the
two monster* husfh>| each other for
grim death swayed back and for
ward Hriarlln*. spitting and raising
trouble. ,
The next morning "Black Tom" was
found 0014 and. stiff In the alley and
the nelvhbojrs, remembering the rush
man bought from Col. 11. S. Kcurnpy
n plot of land on Itorricn bvppup, Long
Island City, nt a cost snld to be $30,
000.
The. building will be a five-story
brick structure, nnd will cost ♦2»0,00O.
On the five floors will be found nil the
vnrlous Indufitrle* that go to prepare ti
theatrical production. Costumes will
be mnd? nnd repaired, scenery built
nnil palfttCdi nnd stnge propertipg of nil
kinds designed nnd made under the
snme j-onf.
A Special fpntuip Is n lnrgp plant for
preparing elaborate electrical nnd cal
(luin light pfferls. A department for
clennflnK costume* In also Included.
The top floor will be. given up to nn
exact, reproduction of the *tnge of the
Umpire trenter, with space pnough to
allow views of thla Rtnge as If frbrrt ftll
points of the theater itself. One of the
chlof difficulties of preparing a new
production Is the problem of rehearplng
mid setting up new scenery on n stnge
crowded with the machinery of n piny
already miming. On thin storehouse
p.tugn the scenery und properties of a
new piece can be tried nnd experi
mented With. All the final scenic nnd
dress rolienrsnlH will lie held there be
fore the production in transferred to
the theater llneir. More than 1(10 <lrcsf<
makent, carpenters, scpne painters.
electricians and stnge directors will be
employed.
"Aside from the actors themselves,"
SHld Alf Hnymun, general manager of
the Frnhinan Interests, "we shall make
everything connected with n new play
On our own premises, except the dia
logue and the press notice*. 1 am not
sure, but we shall have a press agent
there before long." -
• • «
A Great Rise in Silks
Old Uore.-is kicked vii his highest
friskrrs yesterday. This didn't prevent
the rubbernecks from, gathering In the
vicinity of the lint Iron building to view
the different styles in hosiery. Police
man O'Flaherly, who guards this cross
ing, whose duty it Is to keep the rub
bernecks on the move and at the same
time to act as a wind shield for the
women, saw a great rise In silks yester
day afternoon and charged on the
crowd. "Shame on yez! Git out of
here!" he thundered. "Haven't ye no
respect for Hie ladies. Look the other
way or by Hie powers I'll take nway
yer sight." So ho chased 'em all off the
corner, and then as Ihe Wind abated
lie got sight of the heads. They be
longed »to the three Chinese coinmlar
h loners who are her 0 to study things
American, and, like all high caste
orientals, they wera dreswed in gorge
ous silks. That was the last thnt was
seen nr heard of Mr. O'Flaherly for
an hour.
"Got Stuck on the Horizon"
Perry Belmont is the man whom Dis
trict Attorney Jerome has described as
the "rising sun who got stuck on the
horizon." Jerome seems to have these
remarks all to himself nowadays. lie
himself is flaming In the noonday sky
and headed toward the sunset. Bel
mont Is really a man of class in the
lines he has chosen. He Is not a bad
sort of fellow at all. Jerome is always
Interesting, but not always just in his
utterances. It would not harm a bit
if someone were to put a crimp in him
just to remind him that ho is human.
He has spots on him just as well as
Belmont. An occasional paste will do
him good. Belmont may be stuck* on
the horizon, but he is not stuck on
himself.— The Gothanilte. -.'• ■
of unearthly light np the golden i>ody
of the outlaw cleaved the air, promptly
christened Mm "Mephlsto." «
But never in the daytime was the
cat seen. He slept in r-oal sheds, ate
wherever food was to bo found, and
fought. When the old moon peeped
down upon the neighborhood and shed
soft shimmering rays along the house
tops, the great cat crept forth and then
came the neighborhood excitement.
Various collections such as boot
jacks, alarm clocks, old shops, Ink wells
and hair brushes were bestowed upon
Mephlsto by the appreciative neighbors
as reward for the nightly cohcerts and
as a result the cat often had the swell
head over the favors.
A well directed shot from the trusty
revolver of an oflicer #cut short the
great cat's tail nnd thereafter tho fo-
Jlnu moped and wuh despondent.
Fight Fatal Duel
Hut Monday, saw the last great act
of the outlaw. Out on Kighlh street
lived a little girl, a sweet-faced, fair
haired youngster, and for her and her
only did "Mephisto" ever- show any
love. Late Monday afternoon a strange
grey cat wandered into the little girl's
home. The Intruder fixed its eyes on
the child's pot canary and started
slowly for it.
Frightened, tho bird lluttercd help
lessly about the cage, while the eat
crept slowly upon it. Then Mophisto
appeared. With a shriek of rage hn
plunged toward the strange feline. It
was the first time he had ever struck
a woman and hlsitrua heart revolted at
It but the bird was to be saved and he
thought of the baby and dashed his
teeth into the soft grey fur.
Over and over the cats rolled, fight-
Ing and chewing, until the woman of
the house appeared on the scene of
battle and with a quick stroke of a
broom handle sent both cats out into
the yard.
Hut it meant, doom for Mephisto. The
cruel stroke of* the handle broke his
right foreleg and lie' limpwi awuy and
crawled under a. shod and prepared for
death. He hud been a good poldler nnd
many the cat he had sent to its doom
and he looked at lilh hurt und knew
what, the end must be.
Time after time the neighbors at-,
tempted to get the cat and help set the
fractured bone but Mephlsto refused to
have anything to do with them and
Saturday morning-, when officer Zlin
mer of the B. P. C. A. answered a call
to the neighborhood, he found the resi
dents in a state of grief and the great
yellow cat stretched quiet!/ on the
ground waiting patleutly for the death
wound. There was no alternative, the
cat was in horrible agony and the offi
cer killed It. '
CAT SAVES EIGHT LIVES
Arouses Family "in Danger of Death
From Fumes That Killed One
Boarder
Special to The Herald
NEW YOIIK, Feb. 11-Joseph Ascher,
a capmaker, was killed; his roommate,
Tobias Napath, was seriously overcome,
and the seven members of the family of
Abraham Wagners,' with whom the two
boarded in 136 Rivlngtoh Btreet, were
made ill early yesterday morning by
some iMiidt. milled poison taken by
Ascher. Ascher drank the drug und the
limit's affected the others. He died In
Qouverneur hospital,
Wagners was awakened by a cat
mewing, and got up to kick It outdoors.
HU oldest Him, Samuel,- got up for the
same purpose. Uoth found themselves
weak and dizzy and the rest of the
family breathing uneasily.
Napath was revived li» the hospital.
He denied ho had tried to commit sui
cide, or that he knew Am-her -wished to
ate. A letter froln Aseher'B mother, in
Arkcrmunn, Kuhhui, indicated v po»
slblo motive, tihe avid she tutu" hud to
hide In. a. bake oven for more than a
day to escape <i niub and that her house
anl all lier property hud been Uurned,
i
TRAINING BOTH HANDS
Kroni Harper's Weekly.
An Interesting rilsrusflnn Is beliiß
c-.irrlc-d on In Kngland In rniinpctloii
v.-ltli thn question of nmbMoxtoflly,
there bring a certain number of phy
sicians and the psyrholo^lHts who ;irc
in ciiimiiciklldk that lln 1 i-iilM should lie
taught to line the loft as well :is IV>e
right hand and with equnl facility.
There are, however, those who n<'.vl«e
that the left hand should be used only
lor Irft-handed motion, Inasmuch nn It
in not nn exact copy of the rlßht, an.l
must pospf-ss corresponding limitations.
While the ndvonce<! ambldpxtrlsts be-
Hfvp. that In arMltlon to ltd ordinary
clullift (he left llund clioiild lir- ticißhl
to copy tiip movements nf the rl»lit,
such us lr\ ordinary writing, the tttoi*
< rate Hilvorulpfl t.ilnk thnt, rCCOftnlßfng
1(1 llniltalliins, the toft hind should be
made to do on the left sldp similar
things. Thp.'P, nf COUflfi,' would t-e done
by niovpiticnla In the reverse direction,
and, therefore, If absolute ambldexter-
Ity were required, ns In turning n.
.iicrew or In writing, a screw with re
versed thrend should bo used ami a
,v'»' «i •"'■'' me deviled.
NORWEGIAN DEMOCRACY
From Collier's Weekly
Norwegian democracy takes n divert
ing wny of expounding Itself when it
mingles royiil litWs with n modern
spirit In addrasfl. The Kiirllsli form is
to flppulc once to Edward n« "Your
Majesty," P.nd thereafter mark the
grpntnpss-of his plnoe only by the
monosyllabic "Sir." . A further strip
ping nwny of reverential verblanre. Is
taken by the Norwegians when "Your
Majesty" gives place to "Mr. King."
Assuredly (here In nothing awe-lnt=pir-
Ing In that address. It leaves one, nt
least, no more under the spell of majes
ty than "Mr. President." It recognizes
the fact. The inhabitants of Norwr.y
wißhPd a king for rpasons of policy,
not of social life. The frequency of
declarations in this country thnt if the
Norwegians were not prepared for a
bona-fide monarch with the trappings
nnd essentials of power, they should
have set up a republic, show some pro
vincialism and imaginative failure to
grasp a situation different from our
own.
WHERE HISTORY REPEATS
Got' the Wrong Answer
Tlip KliiK'K'iiril having gone to tho
mil. piiiHiiant to liikl met lons, had re
turned nnd wan milking: hl« report. '
"Watching tho Muinrd thingn con
llniially fusKliiß over nomethlng or
other, :iml never stopping to rest," hn
Kaid, "made jno more tired than ever."
A Back Number
'I'he Man in the Iron Musk .pouted.
"I don't nttraet any attention since
that football fellow got on his togs,"
he wept.
Herewith he regretted he hadn't pat
ented the scheme In the beginning. —
New York Sun.
Omissions of History
Young Benjamin Franklin was walk
ing nlong the street, munching a loaf
of bread and carrying another loaf un
der his arm.
*'Why should I be ashamed of it?" he
said. "I came by this bread honestly.
There isn't an ounce of graft in it —
even if I do live here."
Thus, contented — but not corrupt,
mark. you. Mr. Lincoln Stcffens — thl*
young Philadelpblan of an earlier pe
riod went blithely on his way.
Nerve of vim
"Adam — Adam." repeated St. Peter,
meditatively; "the name seems familiar,
but—"
"I." explained tho applicant. "I come
from Eden. I am tho progenitor of tho
whole human race."
"And you!" thundered Bt. Peter, "you
have tlie norvo to apply for admission
here? Front: Show the gentleman be
low."
Operatic
Wagner had just finished "Goetter
daflin<Tiing."
"Wonderful!" we exclaimed, ecstat
ically.
"Pretty fair." he said, "but have you
heard what Harriman has to say about
Ryan ?"
Logical Result
Franklin had Invented tho lightning
rod.
"Of course," he Paid, "this makes (ho
llKlilning I'Od ugent lii<lis)M-ns;ililc."
Herein we see a lion ntli'ul Illustration
of Hie truth thai Invention Is snm>.-thm h
the mother of necessity.
THE BATTLE
Now what was iii tho battle.
The sword, tho 'bayonet.
The bugle-waking morning:.
And after sun was set
Still throbbing out the surges
Of foot and cavalry! —
Ah. what whs In the battle
That men had right to die?
«
Now what was In the battle
That brothers eye to eyo ■ '•■ .' . •;■
Flushed fiercer, deadlier lightnings
Than swopt tho darkened nky7
And who stood on a mountain
And Baw the battle's light,
And read the cannon's thunder
And solved the bloody Hs'ht;.'
And was ono banner guilty,
And ono God's minister.
Was ono of hell the emblem.
One heaven's Interpreter?
Did Justice win the laurel.
Did right fall in the seale —
'What 'meant it to be vieto>\
What did it mean to fait?
Over the million sloepcrs ,
That breast to bullet fell;
Over the darkened lieurtli.sloncs
Of North und South, ns well,
Who Hluinls upon a. mountain
And looks with certain eye,
And reads the KlecpertT riddle.:
"Which had the right to die?
Nor yea nor nay forever! —
Tho mountain voice is dumb!
But uye the crlniHon river
That was the battle's Bum;
And ever the battle's shadow
That piled against the sky.
Appeals to voiceless heaven;
"Why did tho brothers die.?"
— A. A. B. Cavanoss In National Maga
zine.
BALLADE OF MIDNIGHT LAMPS
Mffht.s that shine on the dusky stone,
Bright through tho town's unwholesome
air, .
Some from the top of towers lone
Home from tho Iron columriH glare,
And others out from tho windows (lure
Tv rise, and follow mnl fado again,
Or wander and waver hero and there,
Like wlll-o-thowUps to the sons of wen.
Shadows down from the building!) thrown
Huhlc on tho sallow pavements bare.
Winds from the soaring spaces blown,
Dip and pass over street and square,
And midnight ruffians homeward I'are
Ax panthers slink to a distant den,
while twinkling lamps through the
darkness .stain
Like will-o-thii-wlHps to the sons of men.
Outlaws here that the creeds disown
These who the half-world's tumult nhare,
Those in tha gutters lying pronts
Uuugh of feature and gray of hair,
And white the moon us the ghost of care,
While pale as gleams from a pathless fen
The lamps go beckoning far and fair
Like wlll-o-thu-wlsps tv The sons of men.
Envoy.
Prince of the realms of Black Despair
Souls you seek by- these lures I ken;
For who but the Dovll sets this snare
Like wlli-o-th«-wlß|> to the sons of mr>?
— Krnest McUaffoy, in National Magazine.
"Now," said the professor, describ
ing tho work of hl» clues to M\»n El
derberry, "we are engaged—"
"Oh, are we? How sudden!" was
her reply as ihe snuggled up.—lf out
tgn I'otsi, , /'(
11 I ILiM^a dlluM OUk (Ujp&
My Broadway Ferry
'Tn-ns on a wrt nml nlorrny ilny,
The rnln wmh MIIIio miri niPiry,
I walked dlons: this tinvii'J HroiKlwny—
In vain I sought n. ferry!
To t'olhcr Ride 4 fiiln would cross;
The wntor, <Ippp nml rapid —
Forbfjdn a wn.de; 'twnn at ft loss
1 flood thrre, k.izliik. vnpld.
Th(>rp rnmn n, mnn In hotipst blue,
I linllprl that copper rhppry;
Hi> picked mp up In his nrms two—"
Ifn was my Uromhvny Frrry! .
An allpgeii forger win rnptured In ,
lios Anßplea by a pollcemnn In nn nuto
the other day, He probably realized
that with this combination after him
his only chnnce was to save his life by
surrender. ■ .
"Too mucii fnthpr-ln-law" In a Snn
liprnnrrilno man's oxrnse for a rllvnrco
Wit. Ara wo now to have the futhcr-
In-law Joke also?
Branch postofflcp« n nnd o spelled
their own answer to tho closing-lip
question.
Bon I eecms to have become the Corey
of Turls.
Mr. Orange— l didn't catch your last
nnme.
Mlhb Lemon— l haven't cnusrht it my
self yet, but I am not too old to hope.
It's funny Col. Mann overlooked
Scotty.
Justice Denol,
, It Is cruel,
Hut you've got to
Tnkc you*r gruel!
Hero's where Boni has lost his meat
ticket.
Social Note From Pennsylvania
Sal Squlnk and Sal Bollly, two of our
pretty young ladies, wern out bolsnick-'
ling on Monday night. Wo hope they
enjoyed themselves while feasting on
older and cake.— Perry County Demo
crat. '
Surprising; though no ono known
where John D. is, t lit: country runs just
the same.
There is really no connection between
the opening of Venice's iipw bath hoUSO
and the gathering there of the Southern
California editors on the sumo day.
Have no fears, brethren; come ■ righl
along!
Thei»p is no accounting for anarchists
when they threaten a mnn like Gov
ernor Pennypacker of Pennsylvania—
and don't carry out the threats.
A 24-story building is planned for
Pltt9burg. Still trying to get above the
smoke line there.
Maybe John D., jr.. will yet tell his
Bible class where father Is — also where
he is "at."
Palm— ls he chicken-hearted?
Prune — Probably, as he's hen-pecked.
That* typographical eror In this
column which made police "force" read
police "farce" is hereby gratefully
acknowledged and thanks exprensed for
same.
After reading McCurdy's verses onn.
feels that it is a ;?reat pity that ho did
not resign as a poet also.
Keepin' the Doc Busy
There is right much sickness In
this community at this time. Dr.
Watts is kept busy most of the time.
He is a wideawake physician and seems
to understand the art of giving pills
and powder to perfection, and has had
some critical cases, wliieh he has
handled successfully since he has been
at his present location. — Appomattox
Times. *
A German has invented a bottle that
cannot be refilled. The real need Is for
one that cannot be emptied.
A spectnculnr show is one the bald
heads view through spectacles— and
(iel'l glasses. ';'/•''
Next
Willie tied tho baby's ear ,
Firmly to the chandelier;
Baby chuckled, full of glee — %
'Twas his ear of corn, you see.
— Princeton Tiger.
WUIIe pulled him by his tongue;
Hound and round tho room they swung;
Bnby seemed to like It though —
'Twas his wagon tongue., you know.
— Chicago Tribune.
Wlllio having dorm these two, \'
Looked to tind what else to do;
Cut hit head up half an hour—
'Twas his head of cauliflower.
—New York Mall.
Willie then, for a surprise,
Dug out both of baby's eyes;
h'aby laughed, gave Will a hug —
'Twas his 'tater's eyes he dug.
— Milwaukee Sentinel.
Willie took him by the leg —
Quickly, he was 'shy a peg! . <
Baby cooed with happy air —
'Twas tho leg of his high chair!
— W. 11. 0.
BUREAU OF BABY TRAINING
New Light on Senator Crane's Scheme
for Government Supervision
of Children
Special to Tho Herald.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11— Members of
congress are still discussing Senator
Crane's remarkable bill for the estab
.lhihment of v government bureau to be
known as "tho children's bureau."
Letters und resolutions arc pouring
in from mothers' clubs and . from
women In all parts of the country ap
proving or criticising the measure or
offering suggestions for its amend
ment, '
The bureau, It Is proposed, shall in
vestigate all facts that "have a bear- ,
Ing on the health, efficiency, character
and training of children." Its report
presumably would be followed by
remedlul legislation.
Senator Crane's proposition Is In fact
a movement for government oversight
of the babies of the nation, with the
.object of making and executing laws
for their bringing up. It is a step
decidedly in the direction of paternal
ism In government beyond- anything be
fore attempted In the world.
"All matters pertaining to the wel
fare of children and child life," in the
words of Senator Crane's resolution,
would be studied by the bureau and re
ported upon, the questions of Infant ••-
mortality, the birth rate, physical de
generacy, orphanages, juvenile delln- ,
quettcy, children's courts, desertion
etc.. included. ]
Some strange system* of child train
ing, . bused on modern strenuous
theories, will bo brought to the atten
tion of the children's bureau if lim .
gross decrees its establishment, ami
some HtruußO practices in intellectual
liainluv und health culture,

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