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Los Angeles Herald
THOMAS K. OIBBON.
President and Editor.
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fgitoffica In Los Anc'l'*-
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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.
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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.
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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.

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