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Los Angeles Herald THOMAS K. OIBBON. President and Editor. Entered M second class matte* at the fgitoffica In Los Anc'l'*- OLDEST BORMXO PAFEB Dl LOS ANGEXBB. Feuded Oct. ». 1873. Thlrty-niirtn Te»r. Chamber of Commerce Bulldlnc. Ftaonu—Sunset Main 8000; Home 10111. The only Democratlo paper In Southern California receiving -full Associated Press reports, NEWS SERVICE — of the Asso ciated Press, receiving Its lull report, aver aging 25.000 words a day. _ RATH 3 OF SUBSCRIPTION' WITH SUNDAT MAQAZINSI Pally, by mall or carrier, a month....* ■•' Daily, by mall or carrier, three months 1 *0 Daily, by mail or carrier, six months.. !.»» Dally, by mail or carrier, one year e.oo Sunday Herald, one year ■• •••• Postage free In United States and Mexico; elsewhere postage added. THB herald IN BAM francisco aND OAKLAND—Los Angeles and South era California visitors to San Francisco and Oakland will find The Herald on «ale at the news stands In the San Francisco ferry building and on the streets In Oakland by Wheatley and by Amos News Co. A file of The Los Armeies Herald ran be •sen at the office of our English represen tatives, Messrs. E. and J. Hardy & Co.. 30, (1 and Si Fleet street. London, England, free of charge, and that firm will be glad to receive news, subscriptions and adver tisements on our behalf. _____ On all matters pertaining to advertising address Charles R. Gates, advertising man ager. . Population of Los Angeles 319,198 CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN If; retrorsum. ,jU It Is not improbable that Maine feels a bit vain at Irving been the one to start things hellbent. Grandma Bernhardt advises people to work hard and ent lemons. Where upon she will come over and give us a few. Candidates who have figured up their expenses say that "grub" is not the only thing affected by rising prices. Has Pasadena's flower show opened? She is throwing bouquets at herself for having beaten Los Angeles In percentall'. President Taft having ordered in vestigation of the P. P. oil lands, It is up to Wickersham to lubricate the wheels of justice. C. D. Armour of the beel trust pre dicts cheaper neat, but it is sus pected he had his fingers crossed when he said it. Pasadena scouts Los Angeles' claim to first census honors, claiming them herself. As Artemas Ward might say, this is "^ mutch." Ne-xi thi: : you know thos« New York bond men will demand that we throw in the Temple block and a park or two as a bonus. TVe can't account for Congressman McLachlan's silence in the face of the alarming fact that Japan will spend J4O,OOO,(i(iO on its navy. Colonel Roosevelt's silence may he due to the fact that he is behind the shed kicking himself for having picked out so poor a successor. The prompt "rise" Plnchot got out of Ballingcr with his letter shows that he got inside of Achilles' tent and stepped "ti his sure heel. If present prices continue to rule it Is probable that Instea l of gild n the San Francisco fair will award sides of bacon to first prize winni rs. As a further proof that this is tin day of the young man In po Baldwin, | Connecticut, Is only ro yi irs young. Judge Baldwin, who thi sue 800 elt for ■ . ■ off easy. He should I ■ thankful that lie was not consigned forthwith to the Ananias club. A Si man, r<>: ti defraud, will h" taken t lor trial. This is a warning to men. If they break the la v they be compelled to go to C The ease of tin' southerner who brought two women to Loi An as wives makes n f the south ti at Its i a the most brave, and gallant in the country. The* treasurer of the carpenters' union is wanted for cml nt. It is plane, as an old It, that a man should act square and on the level witii his trusting A number of the tors have failed to t Los \n gelea has grown a . days they won't 1 able to other way and avoid tl be. The express truwt, having agr J to pay Its men a few costs im wagw, and settled the nike, will jiiiw i esume the pU ai an( i i tlearinj; dividenda of 100 per cent ui> vard. LIVING COSTS HOW much more does it cost to live today than it did ten years ngo? ».. a question that many cur ious people have doubtless often wished t.i krie~. Figures compiled by the United States bureau of.labor and re cently given out answer the query and arc full ot interest. They show that in 100!) the price of beef was 32 per cent higher than the average from 1890 to 1900. Brend showed an increase of 24 per cent. Butter showed an increase of 35 per CPtlt. Coffee showed an increase of 8.6 per cent. Esrs shotted an increase of 42 per cent. Floui showed an increase of 54 per cent. Milk showed an increase of 41 per cent. Mutton showed an Increase of 35 per cent. Fresh pork showed an increase of 68 per cent. Salt pork and bacon showed an in ereaae of so per cent. Ham showed nn increase of 45 per cent. Potatoes showed tin increase of 20 per cent. Veal showed an increase of 30 per cent. The average is about 30 per cent, and prices are higher In 1910 than they were las! year. The New York World, ap plying the figures to Its city, calcu lates that New York is paying $180, --000 more a day or $66,000,000 a year more for meat than a decade ago. The city of Los Angeles has about one-twelfth the population of the me tropolis. Taking the above figures, which are doubtless approximately correct for this ctty—conservative, if anything— it is apparent that— Los Angeles is paying $3000 a day, or $1,000,000 a year, more for eggs than in 1900. It is paying $1,000,000 more for butter. it Is paying $250,000 more for pota toes. It is paying $8,500,000 more for the other articles of food. These figures are based on the esti mate that New York spends *2,350, --000 a day for food and that Los An geles spends one-twelfth of that. If, as the World estimates, New York is paying $200,000,000 more a year for food than under the prices a decade ago, Los Angeles is paying at the rate or $45,000 a day higher or a total yearly of nearly $17,000,000. Of course, there can be no accurate comparison as to this city because It is 200 per cent larger than it was a dec ade ago, but the people here were liv ing somewhere, and the figures may bs applied to them as an aggregation of Individuals who make up the eornmun ity now here. With this startling showing must b« considered also the great increase of prices on other necessaries of household economy raised by the trusts. It if easy to call to mind a number that have been raised from 50 to 100 per cent, and few commodities in the con trol of monopolies have been Increased less than 26 per cent—generally more. The truth probably Is that living is today at least 50 per cent more, while have not increased anywhere near that ratio, and the purchasing power of money has lessened owing to the large increase In the supply of gold in the last decade. The cau.*e for the situation that is crowding the poor of the country ser iously is a matter on which there are various opinions, but without a doubt thi prime cause is legislation that has bei n passed to bulwark "big- business,'' and enable it to charge what prices it '■S. TAFT IN A PICKLE n IFFORD PINCHOT'S letter to the] It president concerning the Cunnlng " ham-Morgan-Guggenhelna claims! in Alaska puts the matter up to the executive with a directness that he « annot evade. Secret iry Balllnger, to >, says that he lias turned the matter ovei to Mr. Taft. So the president mv.st take the responsibility for the decision, as he has already been held ount by th^ country for his al ■ c to the secretary of the Interior, Mr. Plnchot says that in his opinion the Alaska grub is fraudulent. He also , gays his attorneys declare them Eraud ulont. Mr. Balllnger, as Pinchot points Id through his attorneys thai lima are legal. The country doi I not believe Ballinger's protests ol d stednesa or anything else he says matter. It. thoroughly distrusts t] . i,l. Nt also—not that it has a lon of dishonesty, but that ob\ I i . |ci i lallinger v.l Ite the letter f Gli and permitted Wick ergham t<> antedate his opinion, hoping thereby to show falsely that he had had legal opinion for the dismissal be fore the tcp was taken. The great majority of those who ed the case may not be able to ] oj Inlon "ii the legality of the Cunningham claims, but they do know the president has gulped down everything Balllnger has told him, shutting his eyes to all the damaging! evidence brought out by Attorney :.'is in the recent investigation, i i pi dally that Balllnger ai ted for Cun i im before !>e became secretary, thai after h<' became secretary id to hurry through the patent ing <■]■ the i lalms. Few ii r ona will doubt that Pln chot's letter Is prompted by a sense of public duty, but he has accomplished a twofold r, suit in keeping this im mensely Important subject fresh in the public mind and putting its settU m nt squarely up to Mr. Tuft -or rather, in focusing attention on tin: president's lity. Mr. Taft must now fish or cut b hi inii.-t pai 'in' Cunningham claims and be execrated from ocean to ocean, or lie rjlUI I tin n It down and thi ■ondemn Bullingei and his own weak iii submitting to the domination nf that dlß< rcdlti d man. ll is a hu atlng situation which at one i ■ would havi eaxni I for him much sym pathy, but not now. i )S ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 15, 1910. _ __ , j.,^, ---- i»jm ll _i l _, ■-... .in --i-— -i ———^— ——^m— —- -■ ■•■• -r ■ i|i_mjMj«CMttr'*y M***bM>*"*^M & J% %, v 4fe; i,,,^ !»^, f^jp THE WORLD'S GREATEST THE "city beautiful" convention which opened yeßterday at the Bethlehem institution, the scene of Dana W. Bartletts chief activities —a man to whom Los Angeles owes much for stirring its civic enthusiasm — points to a phase of our interests too seldom dwelt upon. We are known far and wide as a community am bitious for population and wealth, whereas we deserve to be known quite as much for the efforts of our people to make a city of character in the best sense of the term. In few cities in the country does pub lic sentiment so well support the workers for practical Idealism as in Los Angeles. In few is there so high an average of individual co-operation on'the part of the citizens by meeting the first necessity of a city beautiful, the adornment by each of his own premises, and the result is a public spirit that needs only the direction of leaders such as those who are now meeting to accomplish great results together. "With nature's lavish endowments upon Southern California it would be impossible for its cities not to be at tractive, and by the same token It would be wondrous folly not to make them as beautiful ns possible. Los An geles can be made the world's most beautiful larpe city within ten years, as many believe it will be. But to bring it about it will be necessary for its people to support the movements for which tin municipal art cominis slon stands—speaking generally and not for any specific plan—and the conven tinii now meeting is sicking to foster. If we can mike this the most beau tiful city we can, with our material future already assured, make Los An the world's greatest city—not in ilatlon, p rhaps mere numbers , moan nothing—nor in piles of marble and stone, nor in traffic or commerce, Unit in tli'- composite that nature and art will n"i combine to produce any ; when else, it is a vision that stirs the imagination like .mi lntoxlc int. TAGGART'S WORK WHEN a city getß an official whose chlel pride Is In the effi ciency and economy with which lie has produced results it would be botli ungenerous and unwit to with hold praise. The showing made by Clarem c M. Taggart, city tax co Lee tor, in his address before the City club on Saturday fully justifies the ,n he manifestly feels over what he lias accomplished In a little ':■ iv i han h year in office, Mr. Taggart has gathered the vast sums that fall to his care mure promptly, with lew loss ami with more economy than tiny similar offi ! ( i;ii hiiH over done, He lias done what few public servants in any Am rlcan c done, that is, he has put a public office -i. precisely the Ins in private corpora tions, where they can't waste as U dom hi most municipal governments >lng bankrupt^ It : cntlrel; within tlie bounds of : it that if all offices In i.ii gi c mid be put upon such i ba i there would not need to be, ai 'i pi obably would no: b< twenty-five year . a single growing American citj with a public debt. Ev erything could be paid up ami Bfll sary impi ts ci mid be pa !d t H- out ol cun i-nt rei elpts. The v neflt < o( rvlce lik'- thai being "i lered by .Mi-. Taggart does not end with it: 'lf. They rome also from the pri ■■< d ut established. They show what n thing can be clone for . fficlently ond thori ughly, and •itub lisii a model which future Inoumbenta must ii or bi Judged Inconapeti ni or wor.';". "Whai has Qood Qov*rn« ment done foi anyway? 1' i iine-< ash captious crltlo. Well, for one tiling it gavo ua Taggart. Smoked Out PUBLIC LETTER BOX TO CORRESPONDENTS— Intended for publication moat be accompanied by tn« name and address of the writer. Th«> Herald glTe* the widest latitude to correspondent*, but auumea no responsibility for their view*. THE TARIFF ON FELT HATS Editor Herald: I inclose a leaf taken from a small book issued by a firm of brokers to their clients. Here is a protected industry—felt hats—paying from 17 per cent in 1002 to 55 per cent in 1910. I know who gets the benefit of the tariff, and it is not the work ingnian. Republican I have been for years, but the tariff caused me to go this year FOR SOCIALISM. Hollywood, Cal. SCHOOL AGE OF CHILDREN Editor Herald: At what age should a child bo sent to school to obtain the best results? It is contended by some theorists that the minds of youngsters should lie fallow until they are at least seven years old. Most children probably start in public school life at about the age of live. Is this a mis take? Perhaps some of your readers have made careful investigations in this matter and can give good advice to. PUZZLED PARENT. Redlands, Cal. FRANCHISE ABSURDITIES Editor Herald: I would like to ask Why the gift of the franchise should not" he bestowed according to personal qualifications, irrespective of color, sex or race. Is it not more than absurd that the most ignorant negro or nat uralized foreigner .should have the priv ilege of voting! while a woman like Ella Flagg Young, head of the Chi cago public schools, intrusted with the education of thousands of future cit izens, should be denied that privilege? Again, I would like to say, why should it not be a question of fitness rather than of sex or color? PROGRESSIVE. Loa Angeles, Cal. SOIITHERN MEN AND WOMEN Editor Herald: Jr. your esteemed paper this week -Query' wisln to know why the movement for woman BiifErago has gained loss in the south than in the north. it is, aa "Query" says, partly "be cause the .southern man is more nal lant." Then the southern woman la more timid and shrinking and clinging in her nature than her northern sister. Besides, in the south marriages are generally for love, and the woman is happy in her homo, her duties and in training of he.- children. if ;,11 women turned i" /otes, to imsi m.il to polltl"6, wlio would care for the home and tor the children? what would become of motherhood, woman's • lorj '.' The laws in the south made by the men suit and proteel the woman ami her Inten I Both the lawa and their makers are lnfluem ed [rom the home, for "the hand thai rocki the cradle is the hand that rulea the world." JANE. Altadena, < !aL NUDITY AND THE BIBLE Editor Herald: it Ills often been of fensively and erroneously said that 'me can prove anything from the Bible, and the man) attempts made by well-mean ing idealists to that end lias often lit contempt upon the "One Best Book." It will certainly seem stranse to Bi ble students to be told that the com mand r;iwn by G<cl how Aaron and his sons should be clothed, as well as Adam and Eve, were for climatic rea sons. This Is evidently an afterthought of S. M. S. Probably inspired by my reference to cllmatlo changes in the next dispensation, In my answer to his Bret letter. Nakedness, both temporal and spirit ual, has always been the cause of [ihatnp. Since the disobedience In Eden (see Kx. 82:26 and Rev. 3:18) the reel ills' or shame emanates from the heart not the mind, if all hearts were pure, if the blood of all mankind were cleansed from its defilement Inherited, if all .souls were purified by obedience to the truth, the cause of shame would vanish, and climatic reasons would lie out of the question. J. K. Los Angeles, CaL HERRIN'S 'CONFIDENCE' Editor Herald: We have had "Her rin on Socialism." He doesn't think much of it. He has confidence In the people. This Is a poor compliment to our intelligence, meaning, as it does, that we can bo relied on in his opinion to be still fooled by S. P. politicians. We may now expect to hear the views of Mr. William Sikes on the merits of our surreptitious visitors' exclusion legislation, looking (with confidence) to the speedy repeal of all such hampering interference with pri vate enterprise and initiative. Then we may hear from the criminal handwriting experts congratulating us on having justified their confidence by retaining in office the condoner of the King will forgeries, etc., etc. G. E. HOWE. Pasadena, Cal. AS TO HIGHER WAGES Editor Herald: On such a day as this everyone should be thankful for the simple fact of being alive. Many people seem to th>nk one is sacrilegi ous if he doe 3 not sit down and let everything take care of itself. But while being thankful we should not be satisfied with the world's living prob lems. While the great mass of people have to do without luxuries and plenty of things that ready arc necessities, millions of people are so situated that they cannot enjoy such a day as this. Some are in coal mines, others in stuffy shops and hundreds of occupa tions, with the inought ever present that they are juat making a living, and not laying much by for old age. When one thinks cf such things and is dissatisfied with such conditions it shows that he 'is wrapped up in his own shell. No one should be satisfied to think of only living wages without a desire to want to help in some way to make a condition for the people that would allow inon to make more than a living, to allow a provision for old ase. Our statesmen appear to be satisfied with the existing conditions. I do not read any speeches or newspaper ar ticles that speak for higher wages as a thing to be desired. On the other hand, in some ways the conditions are deplored that the railroads have had to pay higher wages. There is only one principle at stake, that allows any one to pay higher wages, not the doing of a large volume oJ business, hut sim ply taking more money in business. We are doing business and paying wages on the basis of what money we have got; it will never he better until we pay more money per capita. Los Angeles, Cal. B, L. ■» . » NEW VERSION John, John, the piper's son, Thought to steal another one. But when, with bacon forty cents. He thought upon the consequence, And what he probably would get In case he landed In the net, The lawyers he would have to him To save him from the butcher'■ Ire, ' The money <'udahy would spend To push it to the bitter end. The merciless concern of Swift To see they gave him little shrift, The sum that Armour. If he fled, Would offer for him, live or dead; The help that Nelson Morris would Extend to see he got It good, And how the unforgiving lust For vengeance would move the trust To make example of him, lest Some other piper's son protest Against pork chops at thirty flat, And pickled pig's feet soiling at six-bit*) a dozen, souse a bit. And sausage even close to it-- When John considered It, in brief, And also how much more a thief lie would be this time than before, He wisely passed the butcher's door, Rejoiced that .self had stood the test. And went on hoping for the best. —St. Louis Post-Dispatch. •-•-«• SWALLOWING IT Th« auto traveled with a whirl Along the pave. He turned and asked the, pretty girl If she was brave. She gulped a pint of —no less; Sho sneeied a bit. And then she gaily answered, Yes, I'm full of frit." > A Contribution to History It Is announced that a local writer and business man is about to publish a book on the celobrated Broderlck- Owln controversy,- which, rent Cali fornia in the first decade of the state's existence as a member of the Union. Pears are expressed in some quarters that it will reopen old sores. There ought not to be any occasion for alarm on this score. Dozens of books are published about the Civil War every month, yet the strong feel ings of the '60s are, no longer stirred, and the north and the south dwell to gether In the utmost harmony. Why, then, should a story that can only re waken Interest in the early days of California result in fanning old feuds Into flame? All the leaders in that noted quarrel are dead. Gwln is gone, Broderlck has long since been burled, Terry is In Id at last to rest, and Con ness, Fairfax, Herbert, Brooks, Downey, Baker and all of the old lead- Ing spirits In the days when blood was hot and the code duello still a feature of public life, have been laid away. The Republican party has come Into existence since their time, and the Democracy has followed In hard- Weeds No Longer Weeds It is astonishing how full recent farm history has been of discovery. We have just found out that soil need nexer be exhausted or worn out; but may be kept fat, and made to grow fatter by tho use of legumes. These leffumes, including our clover, peas, beans—and In the south soy beans and beggarweed—are found to have been endowed by nature with bacterial at tachments, enabling them to take ni trogen directly from the air. It is al most impossible to measure the value of alfalfa In the north and of the vel vet bean in the south. Twenty years ago they were unknown to our farm ers- today they are the most mar velous o£ all plants Tor hay, for for age, for subsoilers, for winter cover crop? and to add to the humus of the soil after being plowed under. But in $2,500,000,000 at Dinner When the foreign steel magnates sat down at a dinner in the Blackstone hotel as guests of the United States Steel corporation last week in Chicago, a curious person with a talent for re search figured that $2,500,000,000 in capital was represented in the gath ering. Besides the foreigners there were more than 100 guests from the Ameri can Iron and Steel institute. Alto gether 160 dined. The house of Morgan was represent ed by George W. Perkins, and the steel trust by President Corey and Chair- Far and Wide "THIS SHOWS CONCLUSIVELY" Out of 450,000 women in Chicago eli gible to vote for trustees of the uni versity of Illinois, only 490 registered. This shows conclusively that the wom en are not sufficiently advanced to re ceive the right of suffrage. It takes a long time to educate people to the importance of registering, as the reg istration figures in some of the cities of this state show.—Rochester Demo crat. STILL EXTANT "The Passing of the Book Agent" is the title of a very noticeable edi torial in the Washington Post. Still, we don't believe that he is actually gone He's lurking around the cor ner somewhere with a proposition to send us a magazine and a set of books for so much a month.—Des Molnes Capital. CANADA'S WILDS Canada occupies in North America a larger area than the United States, and balloonists find that the Domin ion wilderness is one of the roomiest ideas to be found in the geography.— St. Louis Globe-Democrat. A TRULY TWISTED PHRASE It used to be said that "riches have wings." The modern version is "wings have riches." Professional aviators have earned more than $700,000 in the last six months.—Rochester Democrat- Chronicle.. THE WRONG WAY Lieut. Peary is promoted to be cap tain. Had he discovered the frozen fifty at the five o'clock teas, instead of the north pole, he might have been made an admiral.—Merlden Journal. SHADES OF ROBIN HOOD As some excuse for the new "Billy Burke hoods" it may be nald that they make a woman look something like our old friend Alan-a-Dale.—Columbus News. WELL, NOT BOUILLON An absurd error of the cables calls the "diploma" given the Wild Hunts man "Debrnulllard." The correct form of the degree is "brouillon."—New York Snu. SAMPLES OF GRIM HUMOR That plan of a Darktown "surgeon" to cure blindness by driving a tack in his patient'! head will at least re sult in making the patient see stars.— Atlanta Georgian. IB THIS FAIR? The Outlook has to pay the colonel ■i fat salary, and yet ho is always giv ing himself away to the reporters.— Atlanta Constitution. FAMILY TRADE QUOTATIONS A Detroit father has sold his son for $2r>. It's a safe wager that the son could not sell such a father for so much money.- St. Paul Pioneer Press. BOOST FOR FOOTBALL Advocates of football feel much en couraged over the events on the Long Island speedway yesterday.— Washing ton Times. WHAT WENT WITH THE REST? A waiter in a New York restaurant has just invested $100,000 in govern ment bonds.—Charleston Newi and Courier. j SOMETHING WRONG So far none of our aviators have been .successful enough to break into vaudeville.—Detroit Free Press. NOT UNQUALIFIED ADVANTAGE The new $5 bills will bo smaller, says an exchange. Easier to break, too, we presume.—Detroit Free Press. COLONELS.ARE LEFT All titles have been abolished In Por tugal. However, we still have Ken tucky.—Columbus Dispatch. (Han Francisco Sun) Mrned victories men who senree. y nan been born at the time the bullet of David 8. Terry stilled the life of David Krodorlck forever. . It was a tragedy on all sides, and the. principals were not the only men whose brilliant careers were wrecked by that duel, but. except as nn inci dent of history, It is past. There can be no more Interesting Rtory of that struggle than was writ ten by tho late. James O'Meara, who had been an acive participant In tho long feud and who knew nil the actors In the terrible drama. At this lnte day It is hnrdly probable that any man can be found who could give to the narra tive the personal touch that O Meara gave. But O'Meiira's book Is out.or print. No eyewitness remains and those who seek in tho rusty nlos of the newspapers of the time torn. graphic touch will miss It. Feeling was too intense to allow of more than guarded journalistic comment We are a more sober generation now and can read, divested of the fierce hostility of our forefathers, a talo that furnishes California history with us most bitter incident. (Collier's Weekly) this story I am using words not yet quite familiar to the common reader. They indicate how thoroughly farming has become a profession. Woods are no longer weeds, but they are the material which nature pro vides, mado of the elements of the air for the most part, and offered us freely to increase the soil. Fifteen years ago beggarweed was the pest of the cot ton fields; today it is the grandest hay producer in the southern states. Cactus was a synonym for the most obtrusive and troublesome of plants; today the word stands for one of tho most remarkable forage plants In the world. We are just learning that tho word weed covers a vast mass of ma terial, urgently provided by nature to feed and fatten soli; a wonderful stor age to be studied rather than despised. (Sacramento Bee) man Gary. England, France, Ger many, Belgium uml Austria had multi millionaires in the com. uny. The steel corporation represented the $1,475,000, --000 of capital of that company. Mr. Perkins, as the Morgan representa tive, easily stood for $500,000,000 of Mor gan railways outside of steel. The great steel companies of Europe, which were represented by Baron yon Bone hausen, Es.sen, Germany; Sir John Randies, Workington, England; Col. Sir Charles Allen, Eddvale, England; Dr. Hugo yon Noot, Assling-Hutte, Austria, made up the balance. Merely in Jest APPRECIATED THE GIFT The story goes that the Chinese statesman. Li Hung Chang, during his first incumbency at Washington, re ceived from his American friends a gift of two thoroughbred, exceedingly valuable little dogs of one of the toy breeds. The givers reeclved a note of thanks in wMch the ceremonious Li said that owing to impaired health and the strict orders of his physician he had been on a strfct diet for some time and was unable to enjoy the dogs, but that the members of his legation had enjoyed them very much. —Good Housekeeping. CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE The man of the house was looking for his umbrella, and, not finding it, aaked the members of the family if they had used it. "I think sister's beau toolt It last night." said Harry. "Why do you think so, my son?" asked his father. " 'Cause, when I was In the hall last night I heard him say to sitter: 'I believe I'll Just steal one.' "—Llppln cott's. NO RISK "Susannah," asked the preacher, when it came her turn to answer the usual questions in such cases, "do you take this man to be your wedded hti3 band, for better or for worse " "Jes* as he is, pahson," she inter rupted, "jes p as he is. Ef he gits any bettnh Ah'll know do good Lawd's gwine to take 'im; an' ef he gots any wus.=er, w'y, Ah'll tend to 'im fey self." —Youth's Companion. TAKING HIS MEALS OUT "And do you take your meals out?" asks the village, probe, who is garner iiiß information from the former reoi dent who is homo from the city for a few days. "Not until after I have eaten them," wearily responds the unwilling victim. —Judge. FOR A RAINY DAY "In your pursuit of pleasure," saM thA serious citizen, "you should not neglect to lay something by for a rainy day." "Of course," replied the light-hearted man. "Nearly every member of our fishing club brings along a pack of cards." AN OTJT-ALL-NTGHTER She (reading novel)—lt must have been awful for those poor soldiers to bear the sentence. "To be shot at sun rise." He—l don't know. I've been half shot at sunrise and it wasn't so bad.— Boston Transcript. PROMPT ACTION Marie —When you spoke to papa did you tell him you had $500* In the bank? Tom—l did. Marie—And what did he say? Tom—He borrowed it.—Boston Tran script. HIS INTELLIGENCE Negley—You seem to have a poor opinion of Poldler's intelligence. Gaymer—You would, too, if you knew he had been lo >king in the i ity direc tory three days for Zeigler's address and had got only as far as the D's. —Chicago News. A DEBT OF ART "The professor says that music owes a great deal to Rossini," said the young woman. "What's Rossini?" ~ "That," replied Mr. Oumrox, "Is prob ably Italian for 'rosin.' "—Washington Star. GOT A GOOD START Officer (to recruit, who has missed every shot) —Good heavens, man, where are your shot* going? Recruit (nervously)— l don't know, sir; they left here all rlfat!—ldwu.