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LOS ANGELES HERALD B T THE ftKRAt.n compact rnAWK a. FINkATsOJC rttmt»*nt ROOT*. M. TOST HilHorlnl Man***' p . IT. I.AVrenTT HiKlfiru Mnim«« OLDEST MORNTNO PAPER IN LOS ANQELES. Foonrtcd Oct. 3. JSTB Thlrtx-foiitili T»«r < humhrr of Cnmmrrr* BnlMlnK. TELEPHONES — Sunset MM XI. How* The Herald. Th« only Democratic newspaper In Bouthern California receiving the lull Amoclatad Press reports. NEWS SEnVlCE— Member of the AYA V •oclated Press, receiving its full report, ■ VfTflßlnn 25,000 words a day. E ABTEIIN AOENT— J. P. MeKlnney. 8058 05 Potter building, New York; 311 Boyi-nB oyi-n building, Chicago.. RATES of SUBSCRIPTION with sunday magazine: Dally, by carrier, per month $ .jj* pally, by mall, three months 1.95 pally, by mall, six months 8.80 pally, by mall, on* year 7.80 Sunday Herald, by mall, one year. . 2.60 Weekly Herald, by mall, one year.. 1.00 Entered at poßtortlce, Los Angeles, as Mconfl-clasa matter. . THE HERALD IN SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLAND— Los Angeles and Southern California visitors to San Francisco and Oakland will find The Herald on sale at the news stands In the San Francisco ferry building and on the streets In Oakland by Wheatley ; »nd by Amos News Co. Population of Los Angeles. 300,000 Raffles is stilt at large. Look for Raffles; there's a thousand In it. But why try Ruef? Every one knows he's guilty. Seen Raffles yet? Would you know it If you had? The report that there is a Bible trust is making Satan smile. Every election with which Willie Hoist Interferes goes against him. Mrs. Eddy hue now made a syndicate of herself. Quite a la Willie Hearst. And once more Alton B. Parker stands calmly by and says: "I told you so!" Begin practicing now to write "yes" on your ballot for the Owens river election. Peculiar situation in Venice; all the broad Pacific in front of It, and yet no baths available. The lunacy commission says Thaw is sane. But the Jury's mental status is yet to be discovered. A. K. Detweller seems to be tho mysterious Mr. Raffles of the San Francisco bribery cases. The mysterious Mr. Raffles will not deny his Identity If caught; that's the ■way you will know him. And Mr. Harriman and Mr. Foraker each know row Juat how much the president loves the other. The mysterious Mr. Raffles gives every one a chance; it's your own fault if you don't flnd him. Let the east rejoice; there will be no break In travel to California. Tho £hreatened railroad strike is off. Of course, more showers; Isn't one circus working now and another due next week? How could you beat it? The big railroad strike Is averted. That means that travel to California will not be interrupted, as was feared. The president cays he has aban doned the use of "dee-lighted!" Yes, he now sayß Instead, "You're a liar!" It seems, as between Harrlman and Roosevelt, to be a case of brain storm vs. exaggerated ego. Take your choice. Venetians are in trouble because the bath house water isn't heated and they can't bathe. But why not try the ocean ? Maybe those Jurymen who hate to try Abe Ruef feel that he is so pal pably guilty that it is useless to waste their time. Chicago went Republican; "Willie Hoist butted in there. St. Louis went Democratic; it is not cursed by Hearst ism. See? Of course, it Is embarrassing for the mistaken-f or- Raffles people, but how can The Herald help it If the city is wild over the affair? It has always been the habit of thoso caught with the goods to yell: "You're a liar!" It's a fool way of trying to divert suspicion. Talesmen do not like to serve on the Ruef Jury, and no one blames them. Association with Buch a scalawag even as a juryman taints one. The next big event in Chicago will be the booting of Hutt-ln Willie out Oi the Democratic party, in tha same way that California and New York did. The report that that Jail break was engineered so Unit th« prisoners could get In the chase for itaffles is denied, but not with any convincing i The labor unions have joined to help Mweli the Fiesta funds. How much hotter Uilh 13 than starting a attlks, as would have been the case in .San Francisco. The report that the council will doublu the tax on saloons should be hailed with Joy. The saloons can stand it, and certainly the city needs the money. The Liars' club organized by the president Is really a sort of legion of honor, and Mr. Harrlman should congratulate himself on being boosted to membership therein. fjAfMJ CAUGHT WITH THR GOODS A few days prior to the presidential election of innt Judge Alton B. Parker lmpressively declared th.it the national Republican committee had raised a va9t sum of money from the trusts and great corporations, and that this money was to be used In carrying the country for Roosevelt. President Roosevelt promptly and emphatically denied the charge and called upon Parker for the proofs. Unfortunately Judge Parker was either unable or unwilling to present the proofs at that time, and the election went by default to Roosevelt and Fair banks. Not long afterward the disclosures of rorruptlon In the great life In surance cnmpnnles revealed the, fact that thosn companies had contributed more than ono million dollars to the Tiepubllcfin campaign fund. The present controversy between th« president and Mr. Harrlman proves conclusively that the railroads aMsd another large sum tO the Republican campaign, Harrlman himself standing sponsor for a quarter of a million dol lars. Not only that, hut the Harrlman controversy also illuminates tho pages of political history by disclosing the fact that when Chairman Cortolyou had utterly failed to fry out tho fat of tl rporations, President Roowvtft did not hesitate to besmirch his high office by personally taking a hand In the game and perslstsently tolling the corporations along until they "gave up." The American people may enjoy that sort of a spectacle. At any rate, the chargo made by Judge Alton B. Parker has been abundantly proven by the march of events. The Republicans did raise a great sum for the campaign of 1904 and President Roosevelt was a party to at least a portion of It. It is not a credit to Harrlman that he paid it, nor to Roosevelt that he asked for it— but It was paid, and Roosevelt and the Republican party reaped the benefit. GREAT AND MORE BEAUTIFUL Only one regret Is evoked by the an nouncement that a comprehensive plan for beautifying Los Angeles haa been provided for by the city council. The regret Is that the step was not taken long ago. With all the admiration accorded to the earlier dwellers in this city, the community of the present day cannot forgive the civic blunders that now are such universal sources of regret. It Jars the pride of the contemporary An geteno to have his attention called by visitors to our wondrous misfit In streets, to the lack of public breathing places In the central parts of the city, to tho hideous bridges that span the river, and to the general want of civic method in the days that are gone. But are not the sensitive Angelenos of the present day amenable to Just the same measure of criticism that they mete out to their predecessors? Los Angeles is a younger city today, paradoxical as it may seem, than It was a quarter of a century or more ago. That is to say, the city's future at the earlier period, as viewed by its citizens, had narrow and near limitations. Prior to Its start as an enterprising American town the most optimistic citizen hardly dared to predict that Los Angeles would ultimately become a city of 100,000 Inhabitants, which is about one third its present population. But the future of this city as we all see It now is without limitation. It is readily seen that the population will approximate half a million when the next federal census Is taken, in 1910, and it requires no great stretch of im agination to see a city of a million right here within a dozen years from this date. Consideration of this prospective fu ture brings us back to the starting point that the Arigeleno of the present day Is quite as open to criticism as is his predecessor for negligence in the matter of provision for artistic effect in civic Improvement. What has the present generation done in the way of enhancing the natural beauties of the city and Its environ ment? But it is "never too late to mend." It Is impossible to correct all the mis takes made in the early outlaying of the city, but the present is just the time to make provision against mis takes of the future. That is the point to which the city council has been aroused and to which that body has made response by providing for the comprehensive plan In question. The proper course has been adopted In starting the project for making Los Angeles "a thing of beauty and a Joy forever." The relatively trivial sum to be expended for a plan, designed by a recognised authority of national fame In liis Une, will prove to be one of the most satisfactory investments the city ever lias made, The time Is Just lipo now for this new departure In civic Improvement for the ri uson that there Is pressing need tor several now public buildings, new river bridges, park improvements, boulevards and more modern streets. Los Angeles Is Just entering upon a greatar tnatropolUsj] era which is as S"ure us the coming of sunrise to cul minate In making it not only th« me tropolis of tbe Pacific ooast but one or tha must Important oltles of the world. Now is the time to adopt a system that will warrant Its future characterization as "The city beautiful." Whether !•>■ H.nrlman was asked or nommanflSiTj or whether It waß merely to htm, the fact remains that in- ilid hustle up tbe money that the republicans needed, and gave $50,000 of It himself. And this even can't deny. Another collision, this time on th« Santa Fe. That makes the fatal three for which, railroad men always look. Now let there be peace and safety on the railroads for a spell LOS ANOELES HERALD? FRIDAY MORNING. APRIL 5. 1907. SEASON OF STRIKP.S ' Strikes and lockouts are liable M occur at any time of the year, but lka some physical Ailments they are especially likely to Appear in the early spring period. Possibly there Is some connection between the willingness to abandon work at this time and th> well known prevalence of the aliment commonly known as "spring fever." April and May, particularly the be ginning of each of those months, are periods when strikes are of most fre quent occurrence. That results partly from the fact that yearly agreements between employers and workers usually are made to begin and terminate In the early days of these months. From mnny ncctlnns of the United Stntns we now have reminders that the Benson of strikes and lockouts is at hnnd. It Is noticeable, also, that tbi Indications point tn mure than onll na-y hltternpss In tho issues nt sunn' polntu, with cause for fsM that acts of lawlosß vloloncn may add to the other deplorable consequences of such ruptures. In Toledo, for Instance, a strike of the machinists hns reached an alarming stage. Employers are Introducing non union strike-breakers and arming th' m for self-protection against assaults by the strikers. This recourse of arming the new men has led to retaliation, as indicated in this declaration by a leader of tho fortnei i tnployes: "We are going to arm every man doing Picket duty, and every picket will be instruct*! to shoot If assailed or at tacked by tho armed guards of the employers." To tho many woes of San Francisco a series of early spring strikes ap pears to be developing. A condition of widespread unrest prevails among the trade unions. The glaring graft disclosures, added to the other tribu lations of the stricken city, have had a demoralizing effect all along- the In dustrial line. The laundry workers have taken the lead In striking, but there are fears that the strike infection will spread rapidly, causing a repetition of such terrible scenes as San Fran cisco people have cause to remember and to dread. Strikes are reported already at points as widely separated as Alaska and Alabama. In New York 10,000 painters are on strike for Increased wages, and the workers in other building trades are expected to follow the lead. Points in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and other eastern states report strikes either in progress or Impending, and even our Canadian neighbors up at Vancouver are suffering a total sus pension of building operations because of strikes for higher wages. There are no noticeable symptoms of contemplated strikes in Los Angeles this spring. The fact is recognized among all classes of workers that wages are exceptionally good In this city and the prevailing opinion is that it will be wise to "let well enough alone." MARCH'S GOOD RECORD Any other city in the United States with twice the population of Los An geles would hall with delight such a building record as this city presents for March. The record Is something of a disappointment here because it falls short of the phenomenal spurt in March of last year. But It Is a splendid rec ord, nevertheless, when all the circum stances are taken into account. The total value of building authorized by the permits for last month reached well above the mark of one and a quar ter million dollars and the number of permits averaged about twenty-five for every working day. The value far sur passes the record for any former March excepting that of last year. In order to appreciate the good showing of the March just passed, in respect to build ing, we need only compare It with the records for the same month during a few recent years. The figure for 1905 was $1,176,165; for 1904 it was $951,029; for 1903 It was $911,817. These years represent the new era in building ex pansion. Prior thereto the figures look quite small comparatively. In March, 1902, only 341 permits were Issued, rep resenting a value of $591,337; in 1901 the permit figure was 236 and of value, $286,152; for 1900, permits, 166, and value, $171,750. Tho rapid gain In the last week of the month Just passed Is a sure index of tho building expansion that may be ex pected henceforth. The only fairly good weather during March was In the last week, and the spurt of building projects during that period, as shown by the record, indicates the previous effects of the bad weather In retarding such projects. Assuming that April will be favor able for launching building enterprises, of which there Is not much doubt, a splendid showing for the month may bo confidently expected, The danger of Injury to structures in tin; early stage, caused by rain, accounts for the delay In starting hundreds of buildings for which preparations wen: OOmplete weeks ugo. Nothltvg but a continuous supply of Southern California sunshine is neoes sary now to Hind the volume of build- Ing up to high water mark. The Owens river bond Issue will carry with such a whoop that Los An geles will wonder how anyone could ever suspect that It wouldn't. In fact, only paid hirelings of the corporations do suspect. Maybe llurrlnuiu did want to be sen ator; what of It? No one cun deny that he would be an improvement on either of the present New York sen ators, or even on both of them com bined. Oh, So Cleverl Caroline—They «ay she Is a clever conversationalist. Pauline — Clever, conversationalist T Why, she's brilliant. Shu doesn't even need to converse. Who can blast a. reputation just by the way she shrugs her shoulders.— Broadway Magazine. ■ • i . ■■ ... ALUMNI DANCE TO BE BIG AFFAIR HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS AWAIT IT ANXIOUSLY Oakland Threatens to Conteet Track Meet That Gives Los Angeles First Place on Ath. letlc Map Society nt Los Anpeles high school Is all agog at the prospect of the alumni dance which will be held nt Kramer's hall Saturday night. Tho affair, quite the most select of the term, li the semi annual dance Riven by the latest alum ni class of the high school. Arrange ments for the coming affair are in the hands of Walter Hnrtung, Harry §•• ward nnd Edwin Walker, a trio of boys from the winter '07 class which gradu ated lii February. Five hundred Invitations li.n Issued, and It Is pxpoetrd by tho youngr manager! that the hall will bo crowded to Ha capacity. In addition tO the greater part Of the present sonlnr A class, all the members "f the winter '07 clan have been Invited, and several hundred guei s of alumnus associations of former yean, rsy wlnnlnj? tho track inert at Bovard field from Oakland yesteraay afternoon Los Angelei hlph has proven herself tho superior of nil the other teams of tho stnte. Notwithstanding tho splen did work of Mlinn, the Oakland lad who ■cored thirty points for Ills side, the local boys captured tho held by the close score of ns to 66. Tho moot yesterday was the result of a tie for first between t,os Ansrelos hlph find Oakland. When tho Los Angeles contingent went to the Stanford Inter scholaatlc field meet, several weeks npro, Oakland defeated them, taking first, with Harvard second and Los Angeles hlßh third. Saturday the local boys won their lost laurels by defeating all comers nt Bovard field, even the mlrhty Oakland lads fallliiß down. This resulted In a tie for first, and a meet wns arranged between the two teams. By wlnnlnpr yesterday Los Anpelos hlßh has proven itself the first team of the state— though l ikland contested the meet on a tech nical foul In the relay. They claimed that Bristol for Los Angeles fouled Munn of Oakland by takinp his place before the local lnd was six feet In front of him, thereby cutting the north ern hoy out. In reality the high school lad had a pain of twenty feet on the Oaklnnd boy, and oven If he had "cut him out"— which he denies— the foul would have been only a technical one. The various teams of the high school, with the exception of the debaters, have carried nil before them this term. The pills' basketball team has won every game played and is now champion of Los Anproles County lenßue; the boys' team has repeated this stunt; the bnsc ball nine has a straight run of victories to Its credit, with one exception, and that was a tie. Charles H. Mills, repre senting tho orators of the school, won a gold medal and tho pennant for his school, and the track team "did It" yes terday. The Oakland hifih school wants to debate Los Angeles high, and. if possi ble, regain on the forum the laurels lost In the field. A defl has come to the local boys from the northern school offering to pay the expenses of two men If high school will send a pair of her de baters north to contest with them. It Is probable that Charles Mills will be one of the number chosen If high school accepts the challenge. The champion girls' bnsketball team had Intended going north to Ventura Saturday to play the Santa Paula team, which Is the champion of the Channel league. A track meet which will be held at the same time threatened to interfere with the success of the game, and It was decided to postpone It till a more suitable time. The four cham pion teams of the south, Pomona, Or ange, Santa Paula and Los Angeles high, are playing off the semi-finals. Pomona won from Oran.^a Saturday; and the team which wins in the contest between Los Angeles high and Santa Paula will meet Pomona for the cham pionship of the south. The high school girls, in the event of their winning, ex pect to go north to play for the cham pionship of the state. A table of comparative estimates of credits and debits of the different high school activities places the girls' bas ketbaal team way In the lead as a pay ing Investment. With expenses of less than $15. the girls have turned into the treasury more than seventy shining sl moleons. The boys' basketball team has cost a great deal more and has brought In less. The track team re ceived almost $310, and brought in $45. The baseball team made the poorest showing. With expenses aggregating more than $RO. their credit side of the ledger shows 14.76. The lunch house has done more than JBOno worth of business since the first of the year and makes more money for the school than all the athletic teams together. The question of a manager for the school paper, the Blue and White, un der discussion for several weeks, will In all probability bo settled today by Prof. Housh, principal of the high school. . For some time a lieated fight has been waged in the class ns to who should be the next manager. A vote taken a week ago threatened to split the senior A class, which elects the manager, Into two faction!, and tho affair has been taken from the class to be decided by the faculty. The faculty was notable ti> reach any decision last night, and Prof. Housh declared that he would appoint a manager today, it Ik thought that the choice His between Mills, Taylor and Petty. Lawrence Hill, president of the stu dent body last year, who has also done considerable work on a local papi r, was elected editor. it tiinis past the choice of a manager retted with the principal, but In recent yi-ars the iiasm-s have been allowed to choose one of their own number, Mr. Housh h;iH last night that In the future he would appoint that dignitary and avoid all disputes In the A (lass. Pupllß of both Los Angeles and Poly technlc hlKh schools will noon have an opportunity to show what they know about socialism. The I,os Antfilen Woman's Socialist union voted to offer three cash prises of 115, $io and $5 to the three I Igh school pupils writing the bast ■•usays on socialism. The oontest will li>- open till June 1, when seven judges will be appointed by the union to pass on the merits of the essays A limit of from 1000 to 1600 words has iced on the essays. The awards will bo made at a public meeting some Une in tho latter part of June. Illustration To iy Pa, what in v come-down? Hanging on v strap riding home from tho uuto show.— .Broadway Mugu itlue. IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE The newspapers of Butte And ' Anaconda have resumed pnhllrn- ' I lon after a suspension nt six • wpoks. I Many expedient* were tried by < the retailors to replace the adver- < t lslnß mediums thus suspended. < That business fell off tremen- ' dously la only another proof that ' newspaper advertising pays better • than nil other kinds combined. A ' news dispatch from Hut to says: « Rome of the large depart- • mi hi stores which carried ad- • vertlsements in the papers say • that their business has fallen • off 60 per cent, and some other * lines of business, like dentists, • jewelers, etc., have almost an- *. tlrely been wiped out. ' *, Circular!, dodgers, billboards, '. sandwich mon and advertise- 4 monts In papers of the nearby 4 cities were used. That business 4 fell oft In spite of nil these efforts 4 would Indicate that the home 4 paper is the best medium for the 4 merchant, and also that to re- 4 move from a city Its dally press 4 throws the entire social procedure «1 out of step, We depend on our 4 dally papers more than we care i to admit.— Seattle Times. A FINDS PORTION OF TRUE CROSS VALUABLE RELIC UNEARTHED IN PLAZA CHURCH Believed to Have Been Brought by I'adres and Hidden from Indians During Attack Rev. Juan Caballerla, pastor of the Plaza church, made a discovery while recently superintending alterations in the sacristy of the old mission church which he considers to be one of the most important in the history of the this old church. Father Caballeria said yesterday: "A small cross, with the seals of Rome and containing a small portion of the real cross on which the Savior was crucified on Calvary's hill, is the discovery I have made. It was proba bly brought to California In tho early days and either hidden before an In dian attack on the church or put away and forgotten by some former pastor of the church. Many finds have been made within its precincts, but I con sider this the most important and will have a shrine built for it at the altar of the Blessed Virgin, where the sacred relic will be publicly placed next Sun day with elaborate ceremonies." Within the past week Father Cabal leria has placed In the church several old paintings brought to California by the early missionaries, and which in olden times adorned its walls. "The Resurrection," a canvas 6xlo feet, has been placed over the entrance to the baptistry, while a painting of "Our Lady of the Holy Rosary" has been placed over the entrance to the church. An old statue of St. Thomas, of Span ish carving, has also recently been placed in the church. For the sanctuary walls Father Ca ballerla is having painted a large can vas representing the "Assumption," and has recently had the painting back of the main altar retouched and two kneeling angels placed near the main altar. Aside from these Improvements Father Caballeria has planned to change the position of some of the old paintings, which will be seen to better advantage in different light. ENTIRE FAMILY STRUCK BY CUR Woman's Shoulder Is Broken and Man Is Bruised and Cut, but Little Baby Escapes Injury While driving across the tracks near the power house in Strawberry park, about 8 o'clock last night, E. F. Klein meyer, a rancher, accompanied by his wife and year-old baby, was struck by an inbound San Pedro car of the Pacific Electric Railway company, and hurled to the side of, the tracks. Tho baby was tossed from its mother's arms but escaped unhurt. Mrs. Kleln nieyer suffered a fractured shoulder and was severely bruised, while her husband escaped with several slight bruises and lacerations. They were brought to Los Angeles on the car and taken to the receiving hospital, where their injuries were at tended. Mr. Klelnmeyer said, in speaking of the accident laat night: "We had been In Wilmington for the day, where I hud been attending to some business, and were returning to our home in Sunuyslde. "As we approached the tracks I looked to sue if there wus any light of a ca» coming In cither direction, which Is the wuy I always do In cross ing the tracks at night. As I did not light nor hear a car coming I started across. "Suddenly my wife screamed 'We can't oross.' I struck the horses with the whip and after that I remember nothing ami .suppose the car struck us at t i i; 111 1 moment Why the motorman did not blow the wblstlo I do not know, and ho may have done so but we failed to hear It. The first I knew of the approaching car was when my wife screamed." The Injured people Were taken on the cur and everything possible was done for them by tho passengers. The baby was found lying In the road ab solutely unhurt and only slightly frightened. Mr. and Mrs. Klelnmeyer were able to leave the hospital after their in juries had been dressed. The rig In which the family was driving wus demolished, but the horses were unhurt. CHOWDER JIM GETS LICENSE REBATE Because "Chowder Jim" Dunn lost two months' time In operating his chowder house, following the fatal gat explosion and wreck on Second street the council ha* voted to give him a re bate on his license. Councilman Lyon stated that the gas company would not reimburse him for hit louses. _ y£r BosmD/)Y6omSm£ / "" "tM'MMM SOUTH 6ROADWAY. A When WE tell you that a blanKet is all-wool you can rest assured that it IS— our reputation (to say noth- ing of the PRINCIPLE of the thing) is worth too much to jeopardize by selling a cotton- blanKet as all-wool. The following exceptional offerings come through advanta- geous buying: At $3.95 Instead of $5.00—10-4 blankets of heavy white wool bound with wide silk rib- bon; pink and blue borders. At $4.50 Instead of $5.50—10-4 blankets of heavy white wool with a slight mixture of cottonn — just enough to keep them from shrinking. At $4.50 Instead of $6.00—11-4 blankets of ex- tra heavy white wool ; big enough for the largest double beds; pink or blue borders. At $5.00 Instead of $6.50—11-4 blankets of fine white wool; very closely woven; will launder well. At $5.00 Instead of $7.00 to $9.00— size comforters filled with fine down and covered with best French sateen; our regular $7.00, $8.00 and $9.00 grades at $5.00. L d ORGANS $1.50 and $2.00 Per Month Entire Carload to Be Sold at These Figures A large organ manufacturer shipped us a carload of organs by mis- take and we had more than twenty good second-hand organs in stock besides which had been taken in exchange on piano sales. We don't care to carry these organs in stock, as we need the valuable space for our large piano business. We will close out the entire lot at 25 to 60 per cent of their or- iginal values and on such small monthly payments that a child can buy one. People who don't feel like buying a piano now can buy one of these beautiful organs and we will take it back at the purchase price toward a piano any time within three years. Here's a rare chance for lovers of organ or sacred music to se- cure a fine organ for almost nothing. The Wiley B. Allen Company 1 6-1 SOUTH BROADWAY meet tarn, ■■4%4% pi 4% Truss fitting is one of our specialties. We guaran- I linnrn tee our trusses to give satisfaction or refund your 1 K|l\ \|i \ money. Reference, your physician, or our many l] 111I II 111 IB satisfied customers. PACIFIC SVItniOAI. MFG. IV Wsh %0 CO., 212 S. Hill St.. Successors to W. W. Sweeney Co. PRINCIPAL FRANCIS WILL VISIT EASTERN SCHOOLS Principal J. H. Francis of the Poly technic high school will leave this even- Ing on the Santa Fe limited to visit the principal cities in the central and eastern states. He will Inspect the modern polytechnic schools and bring back with him the lateßta and best ideas for his own school. Mr. Francis will be about four weeks on his trip and during his absence Vice Principal Donnell will have charge of the Bchool. Mr. Francis will be tendered a formal goodby by his students this after noon In the school's auditorium. This evening a benefit entertainment will be held In the auditorium for the purpose of raising money to decorate tu school building. The polytechnic board of control has engaged the ser vices of the Dunbar male quartet and bell ringing entertainment company for the evening, and It is expected about $250 will be raised, with which pictures and statuary will be bought to beautify the interior of the school. Last week the lonian society presented the school with a large picture of the Moses statuo, and George I. Wtnterburn, head of the school's art department, loaned v. beautiful oil painting to the school, a piece of his own handiwork. Everything you want you will find In th* vluwlilmu page. One cent a. word, pallia.. , On* cent , a word. PROF. SHAW TO DELIVER LECTURE BEFORE Y. Nl. C. A. This evening Prof. A. F. Shaw of Oc cidental college will lecture before tho young Men's Christian association at its rooms, 621% South Broadway, on "Brazil." This lecture 1b given by the educational department of the associa tion, which will open Ub spring term next Monday evening. There- will be clauses in Spanish under Rlcardo Urlbe; geometry, chemistry and algebra un der H. L. Boyd; surveying under Wll lard Thompson; mining under F. Lee Fuller; mechanical drawing under H. L. Westcott, and architectural drawing under H. Frank Brooks. Prof. It. P- Rowell will have charge of a special boys' school. Mr. L. B. Austin, the educational director, will teach a class in English for foreigners. If there Is a sufficient demand, classes will also be organized in arithmetic, grammar, spelling, bookkeeping and penmanship. Many of the students during the fall and winter terms have signified their Intention of continuing through the spring term of ten weeks. Inevitable Lenox— You say be got mashed on an actress ? Westfarms— Yes, he couldn't help it; they wort riding In the subway during the rush hour.— Broadway Magaxlne.