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Los Angeles Herald THOMAS E. GIBBON, .'resident and Editor. Entered an second class matter at the postoffice in Los Angeles. OLDEST MORNING TArER IN EOS ANGEI.ES rounded Oct. '.'. 1873. Thirty-sixth Year. . Chamber af Commerce Building. Phanes—Sunset Main 8000; Home 10211. The only Democratic paper In Southern California receiving full Associated Press ■ reports." NEWS SERVICEMember of the Asso ciated Press, receiving its full report, aver aging 25.000 words a day. , RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION Will SUNDAY MAGAZINE Daily, by mail or carrier, a month. ...$, .50 1 Dally, by mail or carrier, throe months. 1.50 Daily, by mail or carrier, six months.. 2.76 Doily, by carrier or mail, one year.... 6.00 Sunday Herald, ons year, a'6o Postage free in United States and Mex ico; elsewhere postage added. THE HERALD IN SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLANDDos Angeles and South ern California visitors to Sail Francisco and Oakland will find The Herald on sale at the news stands In the San Francisco terry building and on the street! in Oikland by Wheatley and by Amos News Co. A file of The Dog Angeles Herald can be seen at the office of our English repre sentatives Messrs. R. and J. Hardy & Co., 30, 31 and 32 Fleet street. London. Eng land, free of charge, and that firm Will ho , glad to receive news, subscriptions and ad vertisements on our behalf. On all matters pertaining to advertising address Charles K. Gates, advertising man ager. Population of Los Angeles 327,685 CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN However, Walter Wellman may cross the Atlantic in a hotairshlp. London police admit that they have no legal proofs of the murder, and so it is settled that Dr. Crippen can come back. ' Dr. Jordan's denunciation of football as brutal may be due to the fact that tho materia^ for the home team is not very promising this year. % An exchange estimates that there are 100,000 murderers at large in this coun try. That is to say, there are 99,099 not. counting Porter Charlton. New York city, having decided to give up Its horse cars, should push right ahead with the improvement idea and adopt free mail delivery and tele phones. Ballinger says he is "not in politics." He is not sticking to the point. If he will get out of office he has permission to get into politics and stay to his heart's desire. It is unnecessary for Doc Cook to keep himself in banishment in Chile. The people of his own country will make it chilly enough for him if he will come back. The per capita wealth of the United States, it is authoritatively stated, la $1600. This is the first time we ever saw the term per capita used in the ironical sense. In a solemn editorial on microbes in doctors' whiskers, a Hearst paper warns us against the house cat. The inference is that the doctors and the cats should be shaved. What has Mr. Pinchot to say about his friend the colonel, who is cutting down trees at sagamore Hill for exer cise? Conservation in the east is suf fering from Gifford's absence. "The trusts must be driven out of politics," says Pinchot, and in these words are summed up an issue upon which there is no difference this year between Democrats and Republicans. There is reason for suspicion that the unusual atmospheric conditions in Kan sas have been partly caused by the portion of Uncle Joe's comments on in surgents that the newspapers have not been alio to print. There should be an amendment to the primary law that will enable somebody to "move that the nominations close" beforo they get so numerous taut the bewildered voter needs a printed direct ory of lie candidates. The kaiser Is showing a great interest in the new science of aviation In i ler many, but is waiting for the invention of a few more safety appliances before giving the inventors a personal demon stration of his confidence. Pasadena ha again defeated tiio high school proposition, but Its advocates will bring it up again in a few weeks. Those who like election daj excitement can find it at the expense of a trolley ride almost any lay in some Los An- | geles county town. •■I voted against the tariff bill he cause it was framed more with a view of benefiting certain manufacturing In terests ami monopolies than of contrib uting to the general welfare of the American people, I protest against the Republican party being mude the hand maiden of the special Interests of the country."—Senator Bristow of Kansas, THE LEMON "MONOPOLY" IT MAKES a difference whose ox [ is pored. New York city Import ers are fulminating against the California lemon growers because the growers got an increased duty on the fruit in the Aldrieh law and arc there by shutting out foreign lemons and making the American people pay more for the commodity. A member of the New York fruit exchange has -written a letter to the chairman of the inter state commerce commission protesting that the Californlans are deriving an unfair advantage from the present condition of the market. This dealer says bluntly that they "buncoed" con gress in getting the duty increased, a-*d adds: The increased duty has been the means of curtailing shipments of imported lemons, and the result Is the market this season is the high est in many years, but on account of the high cost of imported lem ons the California growers are reap ing a harvest and the general pub lic suffering. In other words, about 200,000 people in California are reaping a harvest, while the general public Is paying for It throurh having the duty Increased on imported lemons. It will be news to California lemon growers that they have succeeded in shutting out competition from abroad. There is abundant evidence that it Is not so. What our growers asked and got was enough increase in duty to enable them to meet tho Sicilian fruit at the New York and Philadelphia docks on even terms, and if there Is any justification whatever for the protective tariff they were entitled to that. It may b- said that The Herald is inconsistent in this, for it had a good deal to say, and It purposes to say more, about the robbery of the masses through the tariff. What The Herald is eternally against is the prostitution of the protective principle into a but tress for monopolistic trusts in this country through inordinately high schedules, against all competition, en abling them to pay what they please for raw materials, give what they choose or what may be forced out of them by strikes and riots for wages, fix their own prices to Americans and sell their output in foreign countries for less than they sell here. That has been done in the case of wool, steel, brass goods, shoes, type writers, watches, sewing machines, matches, cotton goods, rubber, farm machinery, sugar, tobacco, copper, glu cose, flour and its products and other things too numerous by far to men tion. That is protection carried to the point of robbery. It is protection that | doesn't raise a wage, It is protection that stifles competition. It in protec tion that has raised the prices on the necessities of life until the people are in rebellion. If a tariff duty were limited to a point that would merely insure the American market to American prod ucts; if the workingman got any of the fruits of it Instead of the man al ready gorged with wealth; if produc tion had not fallen into the hands of i monopolists whose motto of business is "the last red cent we can squeeze," The Herald would have little to say about the tariff and there wouldn't be any tariff issue. There are a few instanceslike the lemon Industry—for which, because of long distance and high freight charges, some protection is needful to keep the American market from cheap labor competition. Where the protection is s^ adjusted that the excessive prices ) here would be at once brought down by importations, there can bo little j cause for complaint. But there are precious few such cases, and if we read the signs of the times aright an aroused people who are finding it hard to make ends meet and well nigh impossible to save a dollar are deter mined -o put an end to the privileges that permit their exploitation to this desperate point. EUCALYPTUS NATIONAL FORESTER GRAVES has Issued a warring with re gard to exaggerated statements that are being made as to the possible commercial value of the wood eucalyp tus, which has been transplanted from Australian soil to California with con siderable success. But the forester probably refers only to exaggeration and would not, if he is familiar as he should be With the subject, be under stood as saying that eucalyptus has not great possibilities both as a timber in vestment and for use In industry and the arts. It Is this tree thnt is counted upon confidently to sols'. the problem of forestry in California. In an article in the current issue of American Forestry the secretary of the California Forestry association tells us that these trees "rush in and grow where other trees are helpless to root; are cut down and are again reproduced from the hacked stumps." And. indeed, a better quality of wood is furnished by the second growth and "through time In definite the tree stumps will repro duce, while ' each growth IS superior to the ones preceding." In rapidity of growth the eucalyptus "rivals the gar den weed," and "never dli a natural death." It compares favorably with the hardwoods in strength, beauty and texture and will meet the demand for every purpose for which wood Is used. it is not improbable, when one. pro jects his imagination a little way ahead to the time that our native timber will be sadly depleted, that eucalyptus wood will bo "worth its weight In gold," to speak freely, and that it will be one of She staple sources of South ern California income. This region is one of the few in America where it seems to thrive, for peculiar reasons, Properly cared for, a grove of euca lyptus ought to bring large returns to such .capital as is willing to wait pa tiently for them. The New York Herald is right: "Life is just one hot day after another." LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING. JULY 25, 19.L0. S3^_____^^' MR. LLOYD'S VISIT THE Democrats of Los Angeles are giving an earnest of the new energy and confidence that have taken possession of the party by the plans made to receive Representative James T. Lloyd of Missouri, a mem- , ber of the party's congressional cam paign committee, today. Mr. Lloyd. on his part, will enjoy a taste of typ ical Los Angeles hospitality that may somewhat repay him for the interest he is taking in Southern California. Mr. Lloyd has been a member of seven congresses and a forceful mem ber of the minority, whose ability has been recognized by appointment to many of the most important commit tees. That he has not been more prominent was due largely to the fact that a different kind of men were run ning that body pretty much as they wished and reveling' in the spotlight that they would fain escape now when it is becoming uncomfortable to have their records inspected. And this much may be ventured by way of pro phecy: Mr. Lloyd will be one of the leaders of the sixty-second 'congress, which will be comfortably Democratic, and he will be heard from more effec tively. The Missouri visitor will be able to take back a report of one of the best organized branches of his party in the country. The, Democracy of Southern California is no longer honeycombed with railroad machine representatives, and never had so much vigor and ap petite for the fray. If the party in Other sections of th; country does as well its work of preparation for the new responsibilities that are soon to be committed to it Mr. Lloyd and his fellow committeemen need grow no gray hairs in worry about the future. PROPHETIC WORDS <<Q( TAND b >' the P;lrtJ" Is the de- J'S spairlng song of the California *■* machine, as it is of Cannon, Sherman, McKinlay, Ballinger and other reactionaries and friends of "big business." It has served them long and well. It is also the cry of Taft, who puts it a little differently and declaims about the necessity of party solidarity. It surprises and bailies them now when they find the cry hurled back like an echo from a solid wall of voters who used to line up for them without question. The other day Mayor Gaynor of New York, a Democrat, named Prof. 1. S. Russell, a Republican, to a judgeship. He followed up his act with this letter: My secretary calls my attention ' to the fact that one newspaper says this morning that you are a Republican and another that you are a Democrat. We have worked together all these years for certain principles and,ldeals In government without it ever occurring to me which you were. If you really are a Republican I am more convinced than ever that between a good Democrat and a good Republican there is very little difference after all. It lias taken this country a century to reach a perception that partisanship does not determine a man's worth; to learn that, the habitual wearing of a party collar, or "standing by the party," right or wrong, demoralizes free citizenship. Rut we cannot plead lint it has been a hidden and inac cessible truth. One hundred and four teen years ago George Washington said in his farewell address to the people of the United States: Let me now . . . warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally. ... It exists, under different shapes, in all gov ernments, more or less stifled, con trolled or repressed; but in those of the popular form it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy. ... In govern ments purely elective it Is a spirit not to bo encouraged. From their natural tendency it ifl certain that there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. "In Its greatest ran,kness." Had Washington been the seventh sop of .-. prophet could lie have better foretold the situation in tho United States today! An Obstinate Brute! Merely in Jest A HELPING HAND "Hold up your hands!" exclaimed the . footpad, as he stepped] from the shadow of a building and confronted tho lone pedestrian. "All right," rejoined the victim, "but it will be useless to waste your time on me If you are after money. I've been shopping with my wife all after noon." "Poor fellow!" exclaimed the man be hind the popgun. "Here,, take this quarter."— Dally News. A TERRIBLE BLUNDER Druggist—Whatever is the matter with you? You seem awfully excited over something or other. Assistant— wonder. Mrs. Griggs by wanted an ounce of boric add, and I gave her an ounce of strychnine by mistake. Druggist—Well, of all the careless idiots, you head the list! Have you any idea of the value of strychnine?— Bystander. THERE BY RIGHT Abou Ben Adhem had discovered that his name led all the rest. "Well," he said, "alphabetically, that's where It belongs." Dropping a tear of sympathy for poor Xcnophon, whose name was near the foot if the list, he kept right on. loving his fellow men.—Chicago Trib une. THE NEED OF IT "Whenever I gits to anticipatln' trouble," said Uncle Eben, "I's g'winter 'member 'bout de friend, of mine dat got kicked by a mule 'cause he were so busy lookln' out fob de comet dat he didn't notice de adjacency 'of de animal's hind feet." -Washington Post. PROSPEROUS PUSSY The Woman—Why, pussy's got a fit! She must have been eating too much meat. The Man—lf I could afford to eat too much meat, I'd have a fit, too!— Puck. NOT AS EXPECTED "This boy," said the proud mother to a neighbor, "do grow more like his father every day." And the neighbor, knowing the father, asked: "Do he, now? And have you tried everything?"— Punch. EXPERIENCED Pat—Molke, why is kissin' your gur ril like a bottle uv olives? Mike—Give it up. Pat—'Cause ef yftz can-git one the rest come alsy.—London Opinion. State Press Echoes There are no longer any ago marks in raiment. The matron wears as many puffs as the Ingenue; her heels are as high; her hues are as gpringtlmely; her style as juvenile. Old acre once had a dignity and distinction In dress thai was a solace to the eye and an uplift to the heart, it bred a chivalry, a cour testy, an admiration in youth which the present costuming puts out of the question.— San Jose Herald. Thousands of Republicans—lifelong Republicans will refuse to vote for a tool of the Southern Pacific railroad's political bureau, either for governor or for the Judiciary, If nominated. The bureau must be put out of business at the primaries, or, if it becomes neces sary, at the polls in November. It is not merely a contest of men; It is a contest id principles.—Pasadena News. Philip A. Stanton, Southern Califor nia's product In this primary campaign, is keeping tab on the men who prom ised to vote for him, with the aid of a mechanical Indicator which he click, every time one of them says yes. After the election it will be useful In proving hie. many men lied to him.— Salinas Democrat. Hearst has formed an alliance with Hobson against Japan and is carrying on a most sanguinary war With his newspapers for weapons. Much ink Is being spilled. But it will be noticed that Hearst Is far from the seat of the conflict- Sacramento Bee. This country, unfortunately, seems t.i ho getting more snobbish every day. Perhaps snobbery is not becoming more widely diffused among all classes of the population, but assuredly the number of snobs Is rapidly Increasing.—•Sacra mento Bee. : ;• ' —Cleveland Plain Dealer. Far and Wide WHAT WILL VAUDEVILLE DO THEN? It may happily develop that John eon not only knocked out Jeffries, but the whole institution of prize fighting. —Omaha Bee. SEED OF THE CHURCH It appears that Archbishop Messmer of Milwaukee bluntly opposes the the ory that woman Is entitled to equal rights with man. Can It be possible that the church has dellberatetly put forward another candidate for martyr dom?—Galveston News. ABOUT LAUGHTER Not only the way a man laughs, but the thing he laughs at, determines •what he is. Every laugh shows forth a certain rhythm and harmony of re verberation that clearly illustrate the material in the sounding board.—Salt Lake Tribune. AUTO SALESMEN BEWARE The driver of an automobile who permits smoke to escape in the streets of New York will be subject to arrest. There will some day be an ordinance to protect the people from hot air. — Memphis Commercial-Appeal. CIVIL SERVICE FOR COWS The department of agriculture will 'conduct a model dairy farm in Mary land. Now- is the time for cows aim ing to get a situation there to prepare for the civil service examination. — Buffalo Express. NOT SERIOUS, AFTER ALL The rumor that Penrose. was drowned was greatly exaggerated. He is on a yacht, and it' was only his sor row over the kick against Tener that was drowned.—Philadelphia North American. NIP AND TUCK It is said 15,000,000 words were spok en during the recent session of con gress. Congress was almost us great a word mill as Reno.—Houston Post. DIRECT PRIMARY METHODS If it cost John Dalzell ,i sum equal to $4 a vote to get his nomination he Is not the idol, but the angel of his peo ple.—Exchange. A STUMBLING PROGRESS Chicago has evolved a ! new Chris tianity before it ever learned, what the old was.—Houston Post. HARD ON HIS CONSTITUTION President Taft's Hardest job seems to be that of listening to the quiet around Beverly.—Atlanta Constitution. SO THEY SAY The hand that rocks the cradle spoils the child.—Life. 4 . » MY AUTOMOKANGAROO Cross-country riding in specially designed motors la to be toe next fad.—Exchange. She jum^s, , sin. bumps. She crosses the thank-you-marma With all the ease Of a Bwarm of tleas, On African monkey farms, She bounces high As the beautiful sky. And travels along the blue. Like a lleecy cloud, Sun-kissed and proud* My automokanguroo! She wings, She springs. She leaps o'er the umlerbrush With the easy grace Of a fairy race. Brought up ln the sedges lush. She cleaves the dark ' Like the home-bound lark. With a note that is strong and true. Now here, now there, On earth. in air. My automokangaroo! She glides, She slides, O'er the hills and leafy vales Sho never stops For the shouting cops. But speeds like the winter's galea. She never sleeps. But leaps and leaps, And leaps all the glad hours through With never a tlre To rouse your Ire. My automokangaroo! She hops, She pops. With never a pause or wait, She chugs along, Right swift and strong, With her jigging, jogging gait, She doesn't bust Nor clog with dust, The way other motors do. But lightly trips And vaults and skips— M. automokangaroo! —New York Sun. • The Plague of Flies t\. (Suit L-ike Tribune! The present year has seen more writ ing against the common housefly thajt any year before. The fly has been studied, traced, its habits explained, and the peril of Its contaminating foot pads more startllngly expounded than ever in the history of mankind. The fly visits, lights upon and carries more forms of filth than any other creature known. The magazines are , full of warnings of damage to- mankind In disease contagions from fly infection, all set forth In plain language and startling illustration. ' A writer in the National Geographic Magaslne sets forth fully the case against the fly, and concludes tlfat while the fly in the fable is absurd In claiming a part In the turning of the wheel, "he really does have something to do with the turning of the wheel, but it is the wheel of life. He may have little to do with keeping It going, but he certainly sometimes has much to do with stopping it." Or, as Dr. Beatty says, "The man must kill the fly or the fly will kilt the man." ( It is convicted of carrying the germs of typhoid directly, and other infection also, and Is in fact a deadly foe to mankind. » As the writer In the Geographic Mag azine says, "Tho fly does far worse things than get into the ointment, for unless we take care he gets Into pretty much everything we eat or drink. Such an occurrence Is not simply disgusting; It is more or less dangerous, and the danger lies In the Introduction Into our bodies of disease germs. This danger is far more real than Is commonly sup posed. There can be. no doubt that much' sickness is started in this way." But what shall we do about it? How can we rid our houses of flics? Keep all stables and outhouses well and con stantly cleaned and disinfected, using for this lye, chloride of lime or blue vitriol water, crude carbolic' acid, or other substance that will be effective. Roosevelt at Close Range i : (Collier's Weekly.) Mr. Roosevelt's summer Is busy with his private correspondence, chats and strategic friends, a public talk or two, and contributed editorials. How does he look today in a roomful of men? To a stranger from Mars or some country town the first Impression would bo of his powerful build. It is almost the deepest chest one re members to have seen for that height (always excepting Tom Sharkey s). His bull neck, not gross but mascu line, catches the eye after the thick set frame. He carries a sense of rud dy health with him in his cheeks and in the clarity of his eyes. The instan taneous effect of him entering the room at a sprint is to set the other vibra tions going at a higher speed. It is like a Chili" splashing bis hand in a placid pool and making the waves roll. Where all was quiet before, now ev eryone shares ln a high activity. At first it Is both startling and antago nizing, but soon you accept the fresh pace. ' •' _ _ , X.. No man could feel abashed in his presence. Dominant, at times domi neering, insistent, aggressive, crude he is, but never supercilious, never "dif ferent " He would trouble no set of people anywhere with the hallmarks of caste. He is a commonplace average humanity, bone of our bone. What ever taint of Harvard manner and Why Japan Can't Fight iSan Francisco Chronicle.) I There was no humbug on either side when Secretary Dickinson, represent ing the United States, and Count Ko mura, representing Japan, assured each other at an official dinner that a state of peace between their nations was al most a matter of course. We may believe that much if we leave out sentiment, traditional friend ship and civilized policies from a dis cussion of the problem, and rely only upon the practical common sense of the situation. _•' ;'_ _, Take Japan's side of it. The United States la her best customer, and there never was a time when Japan needed trade more than now. She is not go ing to fight her chief customer if she can help it. . .._ Furthermore, slit knows that, despite her commercial pact with Russia, she would, if at war with the United States, have to fight Russia again. Also, she would have to deal with an uprising in Corea. • Again. Japan's finances are In a bad way, and the easiest method of recoup ing them is to avoid war and continue the peaceable and uninterrupted de velopment of Manchuria and Corea. Westward her star of empire takes its Walnuts for Fierceness " (Boston Herald.) The men and women who Insist that I we should all live chiefly on nuts,- j even when we are physically unable j to climb trees or throw sticks at branches, will welcome the news that | tho fierce bulls raised for Mexican I arenas are fed on English walnuts. Whether chestnuts, pecan nuts, al monds, butternuts, hazel nuts or the world famous nuts of Brazil would be as stimulating a diet we leave to learned students, natural and unlicensed doe tori theorists and manufacturers of | health saving foods. A writer in the Referee of London attributes a belli- l cose disposition to ill chosen food. ! "People who lead sedentary lives and | who eat starch in the form of potatoes, bread and pie crust, and also flesh meat! of various kinds, unconsciously replenish their deposit of cantanker ousne3B." in mythology there were How Grapefruit Was 'Discovered' Few of the thousands who dally en- Joy grapefruit know that they are in debted to a woman' for discovering the value of the once despised fruit as a table delicacy. Not more than fifteen years or so ago the grapefruit was a thing without • alue— product interesting because of Its decorative appearance. Now the number con sumed annually In the United States exceeds 4,000,000 boxes, which means approximately 500.000,000 grapefruit. About 1,000,000 of these are grown in Florida. The woman to whom grape fruit growers should take off their hats is Mrs. Frank Leslie. •. • • v. 1 !•,'' She was on a visit to Henry Plant, the builder of the East Coast railway In Florida. Thousands of bushels of grapefruit lay on the ground under the trees, from which they had fallen. There was no market for them. Nearly every plantation In lower Florida had numbers and numbers of the grapefruit trees, and under each one was the same display of golden yellow balls which had fallen from the branches. Passing one of these planta tions, Mrs. Leslie asked, the planter And theso rules are laid down by that writer: '"•.• "Keep files away from tho kitchen: keep Hies out pf the dining room and away from the sick, especially from those affected with contagious diseases. "Screen all food. Apply this rule not only to food prepared at home, but to foodstuffs offered for sale, and es pecially fruits, salads and all other things which do not require to bo cooked. _'«;■:,. ".7.i '$ "Prevent consumptives from expec torating where files can feed upon lt." And the American Civic association, which Is conducting a vigorous cam paign against the fly, publishes the fol lowing as effective and practical means vapor kills the flies. , . "To clear rooms of flea carbolic acid may be used as follows: Heat a shovel or any similar article and drop thereon twenty drops of carbolic acid, me vapor kills the flies: "A cheap and perfectly reliable fly poison, on"c which Is not dangerous Jo human life. Is bichromate of potahs in solution. Dissolve one drachm, which can be bought at any drug: store to two ounces of water, and add a little sugar. Put some of this solution In shallow dishes and distribute them throughout the house. M ____ui "Sticky fly paper, traps and liquid poisons are among the things to use In killing files, but the latest, cheapest and best is a solution of formalin or formaldehyde In water. A spoonful of this liquid put Into a quarter of pint of water and exposed in the room will be enough to kill all the flies. : "To quickly clear the room when there are many flies, burn pyrethrum powder In the room. This stupefies the flics, when they may be swept up and b"^lT.horp are flies In the dining room of your hotel, restaurant or . boarding house, complain to the proprietor that the premises are not clean. ' i Dutch ancestry he may have started with has been purified by the fierce jostle of public life. . ' , In one encounter, as each of the dozen men in the room was presented I to him, there was a swift focusing of hi i mind, a summoning .of his social charm, like a kodak camera snapping up human bits. Ho bore, tho burden of each conversation In a high, rather thin voice. Talking, energizing, ejacu lating, he misses most of the flne points In the man whom he co:. fronts. Ho takes everything at a rush, "eats 'em alive," and canters on. He had read t'- ■ men's articles, heard their music or followed their career, and proved that he had at least a surface knowl edge of their life specialty. It was a. vitalising performance to watch him stride up to a man, stand strongly on his two legs, concentrate the full pow ers of his mind on the stranger, re lease his search upon him In little bursts, and then uncouple and charge on to the next. It was like the pro cess of a locomotive In motion coup ling with a freight car at rest on tho rails. It beats down swiftly, there Is a crunching of the grappling gear, a shrieking of the strained wood and Iron, and then the two are one, yoked In amity for fellowship on the Journey. Such was he with the strangers in his reach. «, way. She has nothing to gain by ven turing eastward. '-■:'s";': Finally, Japan knows that victory in war, unless other resources are tre mendously unequal, goes to the richest nation. In a war with us England would cease to be her ally. The United States, on her side, has nothing to gain from a war with Japan, however successful it might be in the long run. The brush with Spain cost a half billion dollars and left legacy of terri torial embarrassments, more pensions and a bigger army and navy. A war with Japan would cost, per haps, two billions, and Japan, when beaten, could pay no Indemnity in cash and one in land would give us more perplexities than the Philip pines do. Meanwhile, in the progress of war, we should suffer enormous material losses in the Philippines, and might in Alaska and Hawaii, besides losing some fights and much prestige. There is no question between Japan and America which cannot be settled by diplomacy, and war for war's sake would not be sustained by political opinion at home. horses that fed 'on human flesh, and if we do not err, the bulls of Colchis, with brazen feet and breathing lire. were made the more Irritable by a diet of human flesh. Marco Polo saw pro digious wild and fierce oxen, the beya mini in Tibet, where the people had a disagreeable knack of raising thun der storms at will; and in Bengal he saw oxen almost as tall as elephants; and in the Tlnevelly and Madura re gions he saw oxen and bulls worship ped, but he said nothing about the! diet of these beasts. The man that eats only fruit, nuts and vegetables that grow above the ground is said to ho of a pacific nature, and his man ners are certainly mild, sometimes squashy. Yet these Mexican bulls are fed on nuts to make them frisky and dangerous. Verily, this is a little world of great wonders. (Leslie's Weekly. what he would take for his crop. "Why, madam, there is no market for it. Nobody wants grapefruit. Help yourself." The party helped Itself and grapefruit was henceforth a regu lar part of the dally menu. So much did Mrs. Leslie appreciate the fruit that she decided to introduce it to her friends up north. She carried home several boxes and later Mr. Ingraham sent her forty barrels, which she dis tributed among her friends. As a re sult of this demand for grapefruit grew rapidly. ' " •'. _______ 1 AMENDING THE GAME LAWS A wild stab of sound made the help less air waves shudder "Great guns, what's that!" cried the man across the way. / "That," replied his wife, "Is our neighbor, Miss Screech, singing at the open window." The man scowled darkly. . "There should be no open season for windows in the Screech family," he grimly declared.—Cleveland ■ Plain Dealer.