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THE CITY PUBLISHING COMPANY. Office, No. 251 Washington Street, THE NEWS BUILDING. Telephone Cull, Jersey City, 271. NEW YORK OFFICE—No. 23 Park Rotv (Room 421. HOBOKEN AGENCY—J. Lichtenstein. No. 01 Second Street. NEWARK AGENCY—F. N. Sommer, No. 705 Broad Street. The only Democratic Daily Paper published in Jersey City. Single copies, one cent; subscription, three dollars per year, postage paid. Entered in the Post Office at Jersey City as second class matter. AH business communications should be addressed to The Jersey City JNews# all letters for publication to the Managing Editor. ____ JERSEY CITY. SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 1002._ MERE BLUNDERERS. When men admit their guilt so completely as the Fagan gang hare done in the matter of the City Hospital, it is a mere waste of words to point out wherein their error consists. In the high-handed spirit of Republicanism and prompted by greed for the loaves and fishes, this precious combination set the authority of the Supreme Court at defiance and treated its mandate with contempt. W ell, it only took them a few hours to realize the position iu which they had placed themselves and they are now enjoying their dish of crow—wc hope witli healthy appetites. Tile principal interest of this remarkable series of occurrences to the public is the demonstration which it affords that the Fagan gang are blunderers as well as plunderers. They are inefficient even ns pot-hunters. They are no use to the city. They are uo use to their own party. They are no use to them selves CHADWiCK AND THE PENNANT. The pood people of this State sincerely hope that in the various war games and mimic invasions which the Government lias provided for the army and navy something may he found to occupy the mind of Captain 1'reucli Chad wick, U. S. X., and divert his attention from the pennant of New Jerseys maritime forces. Captain Chadwick appears to be steeped in the idea that that gallant oid sloop of war, the Portsmouth, on which the First Division of the New Jersey Naval Reserve drill and sail up and down the Sound once a year, will be taken for a regular man-of-war unless Commander Irving hauls down a pennant which lie flies at the Portsmouth's masthead. Tiie Captain says the Jersey pennant is a fac simile of the regular navy em blem and quotes laws and regulations as old as the country to show that the reserves have no right to fly such a piece of bunting. Commander Irving, the head of the Reserves, retorts that his siiip lias a perfect right to fly the pennant, which is not anything like the Navy Department’s flag. He shows that it bears simply the coat of arms of the State and he refuses to consider the Captain’s legal authorities as at all binding. Captain Chadwick has appealed to the Secre tary of the Navy, and that official has of course upheld the regulars and request ed Mr. Irving to take down the offending emblem. But the gallant Jersey com mander has refused to comply with the request and the Jersey pennant flaps de fiantly from the Portsmouth’s masthead in the breezes off Hoboken. Letters have flown almost as thick as bullets between Trenton and W ash ington over this controversy and as much ink and valuable time have beeu wasted over it as though it was some weighty affair of state. To the practical, every day citizen it seems the sheerest nonsense that one who is considered among the best of the navy’s commanders should set the State and National authorities at each other’s ears over such a childish proposition as the possibil ity of a Jot of young men, playing sailor on an ancient tub, being mistaken for a detachment of the regular navy. For that matter, they are quite useful in their way. When the Spanish M nr broke out in 1898, the Navy Department was glad enough to get New Jersey’s “play sailors” to man one of its ships and it never paused in its lavish expres sion of its appreciation of their services,'to enquire whether they had a right to the pennant which they flew. It is said that Captain Chadwick’s course in this matter was prompted by resentment of the course of Commander Irving in sail ing into the harbor without recognizing the Captain’s dignity to the extent of giv ing him the proper salute. For the sake of the reputation for good sense of officers of the United States Navy, it is to be hoped this is not so. At nuj late the Captain’s position, even though technically right, is an absurdity and it is to be hoped we shall have no more of it now or at any other time. THE GREAT HIGH SCHOOL FAKE. The farcical character of the High School conference in Mayor Fagan’s office yesterday, will at once he apparent to any one who has watched the history of the new school law and its workings in this city. As soon as it was passed, the Fagan combination jumped to the conclusion that it put the taxpayers money completely under their control, and they started in to spend half a million or so in the erection of a High School, it only took Comptroller Hough a few days to discover that the act'was entirely inapplicable to this city, the previously exist ing school System having been adopted by a vote of the people when the city char ter was ratified in 1899. This was checkmate to the schemers. Since then, no effort whatever has been made to work under the new act. It has been absolutely dropped us totally inapplicable to Jersey City. At the same time, it is admitted that, without it. there is no possible way for the city to go about the task of building a High School. There is no legislation at present in existence that authorizes the issue of bonds for the purpose, and, of cotv-se, without a bond issue no steps whatever can be taken. Ail discussion of the sub ject at the present time is therefore mere show. Even to attempt to select a site or draw plans would be absorb at the present time because no legislation could possibly be secured before next March or April, and no advantageous op tion could be negotiated upon property to hold good for such a loug period of time. Of course plans might be drawn in a general sort of way, but even these would be liable to extensive alterations when the site was finally selected; so it really is no figure of speech to say that nothing whatever of a practical kind can be done until after the Legislature meets and lias time to consider a bill. We repeat as a mere cold statement of facts that the Mayor's agitation of the High School que:“ion at the present time is an unqualified fake and a trans parent humbug. There is absolutely nothing in it. It is an attempt to buy votes in the next campaign without paying for them. NOT A SHOWMAN. There was one good thing about Grover Cleveland when he was President. He did not use his children to advertise him. IRRESPONSIBLE WIVES. There can be no doubt that Justice Spring of New York uttered both good law and good morals when he declared in his ruling in the case of one Simon Weaver that a woman’s extravagance was not a proper ground for a divorce to be granted to her husband. As the Judge put it, a woman is taken by her hus band for better or worse, and, if, as sometimes happens, she proves to be worse, that is the man’s misfortune and he must bear it just as he would have to bear her sickness or his own failure in business or any of the other ills which flesh is heir to. ^ But while the Judge’s ruling may be good law and good morals, it will create a new terror in matrimony from the masculine point of view. When he finds it legally determined that his wife’s extravagance, even her criminal extravagance, is an evil from which he has no legal escape, the average young man will be apt to hesitate before incurring the risk of becoming its victim. The real trouble seems to be, in the modern notions of the matrimonial re lations. The gradual tendency to emancipate wives from the authority of their husbands to make them the arbiters of (tlie common life of the couple, and above all to give them unlimited control, as seems to be frequently the case, of the fam ily finances, cannot fail to result in conditions such as brought Simon W eaver into the divorce court. There are too many women who marry without the slightest consideration of their husband’s means and who, when married, *>fuse utterly to adapt themselves to the conditions of life under which they have con tracted to live. The ideas of the day give only too much moral support to this WlUmw element in womanhood, and there seems to be no mean*, mv&lor legal, available to flip husband to eoerce them into acting in a more reasonable mg finer. This perhaps is one of tlio reasons why the police courts are besiegeil with abandonment cases, it would seem as if iu tins, as in many other of their eman cipated ideas, women were a good deal their own enemies. If the truest happi ness of botli man and women is to be found in the marriage stage, assuredly the conditions of which we speak, arc a hindrance and not a help to civilization and its main object, which is human happiness. The young women of the rising gen eration should lie taught to reckon on making sacrifices, especially iu the early stages of married life, in return for the joys which it brings to all well regu lated persons. They should be taught, too, that a house divided against itself cannot stand and that no house can fail to be divided which has more than one head. To complete the reform, the word “obey” should be rigidly restored to the marriage service and young women shot Id be taught what it means. THE CRIME OF SCHOOL No. 10. Those who are responsible for the delay iu the repairs of School Jvo. 10 should be indicted for gross neglect of duty. It has been known since the early part of the year that this building was in an extremely bad condition and that extensive repairs and alterations would have to be made in it to fit it for the accommodation of children during the coming school year. As far back as last February, the residents of the neighborhood drew attention to its condition, their agitation taking the form of a demand for a new building. As far back as March or the beginning of April, it was definitely known that a new building could not be erected this year and that the existing one was capable of being put in good shape by a moderate expenditure of money. It was also known that the work of putting it in good shape would consume some months. This state of facts being well established, three months before the closing of the last school year, it was plainly the duty of the city officials responsible for the wouk to make immediate provision for it so that the actual operations should be begun the very day after the school closed for the term. Thus the work might have been completed in ample time for the children to return to tlieir studies with the regular opening of the school year. Nothing could have been simpler than to accomplish this. The Board of Education need have only passed a recsolution instructing Ar chitect Rowland to prepare the specifications. The Board of Finance need only have made the necessary appropriation and provided for the issue of temporary loan bonds as soon.as the money was needed. The advertisement for bids might then iiave been issued in May or June and the awarding of the contracts made long before the close of the school year. None of these things was done. The Board of Education, for some unex plained reason, dallied and delayed. Architect Rowland wasted his time drawing plans for Free Public Baths and a High School which were merely opium dreams of Mayor Fagan, and the Board of Finance deliberately refrained from taking action. This was the most criminal part of all, for here the element of guilty motive was directly present. The Board of Finance refused to appropriate the money, because, if it had done so, it would hare been compelled to provide for the payment of the temporary loan bonds in the tax levy of 1902-3, or else steal an additional amount from the Sinking Fund to meet them. The Board of Finance deliberately hold up the remodelling of this school in order to avoid this alternative. The Board of Finance is explicitly guilty of keeping a thousand children out. of school for the first half of the coming year, and its guilt is simply a feature of the juggling process by which it lias constructed a false and deceptive tax levy for electioneering purposes. If the people of the Twelfth Ward are not children and weaklings, they will know how to punish this crime of Mayor Fagan nnd his appointees at the polls on November 4. THE STATE SENATE. In the bustle and activity of the Congressional campaign in the various dis tricts, sight seems to have been lost of the fact that at next November's election eight State Senators will be elected, each one of whom will have a vote in the Legislature of 190f> when the times comes to select a successor to John Kean, of Union, as United States Senator. These represent the Counties of‘Camden, Es sex. Gloucester, Monmouth, Salem, Somerset, Union and Warren, and of the eight incumbents only one; Johnston Cornish, of Warren, is a Democrat. This situation at first glance appears so favorable to the Republicans that those who are not accustomed to go beneath the surface might regard the seven Counties as safe for the Republican candidates. It might bo thought that the cause of the Democrats was hopeless. But the Democrats have no reason whatever to con sider the situation in such a lugubrious light. It is not so many years since every one of these seven “sure Republican Counties” was represented in the State Senate by a Democrat, and it may well happen again. Camtlen, which is considered above all others the one nnassaible stronghold of New Jersey Republicanism, some years ago elected George W. Pfeiffer by 447 plurality, while Essex, which the fatuous Republicans look upon as their Gibral tar, was carried by Michael T. Barrett by a plurality of 1901. In Union, Fred Marsh vanquished that great apostle of all that is pure and holy in Republican politics, exsMayor “Johnny” Rankin, of Elizabeth, by 1,098. William J. Keys defeated the great disgraced Charles Arthur Reed in Somerset by a plurality of 394, which is large for that close County. In the very close County of Salem, James Butcher was elected by 399, and the Good Dr. Roe, of Gloucester, Mud Dredger. Gardner’s right-hand man on the Senate Investigating Committee of 1890, was delegated to private life by an outraged public opinion which elected George H. Barker by 140 plurality. What the Democrats thus did in 1889, '90'and ’91 they can do in 1902. True, their campaigns were then directed by Leon Abbott, Allan L. McDermott and Benjamin F. Lee, whose brilliant tactics struck terror to the hearts of their Republican opponents. But the party in New Jersey does not lack powerful and able leaders today. It still has Allan McDermott and Benjamin F. Lee, while Johnston Cornish and several other young men in the various Counties have again and again of late demonstrated their ability to lead the Democratic hosts to victory even in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds. With an aroused public only waiting an opportunity to express its condem nation of the Republican party which has betrayed ‘the people, and with the dis sensions which are separating the Republicans of Union, Camden and other Counties into factions which are bound to destroy each other, the Democrats ■have reason to believe that in the State Senatorial elections this fall they will secure several votes for a Democratic successor to John Kean in the Senate of the United States. NEW PUBLICATIONS “Everybody’s Magazine” for Sep tember. The first of a series of remarkable ar ticles entitled “The Woman That Toils,” begins in the September number of “Ev ery body’s Magazine,” published by John Wanamaker. Two New York women, Miss Marie Van Vorst (daughter of the late Chancellor Van Vorst) and her sis ter-in-law, Mrs. Jolin Van Vorst, well known in the social and literary world, determined to find out for them selves how their less fortunate sisters lived. They went without any money and obtained employment in different fac tories in Lynn, Pittsburg, Chicago and Columbia. The story of their experience is one of intense human interest, and while told soberly and without any trace of sensationalism, makes an impressive contribution to the general knowledge of social conditions. This narrative makes the most interesting feature any maga zine has presented for a long time. The first chapter deals with life in the great Pittsburg pickle factories, where Miss Van Vorst was engaged. Mr. J. Alden Peirson has illustrated this article with numerous studies of the factory types found in Pittsburg. HEDDING M. E. At Heclding If. E. the pastor, George Waiter Gardner, will preach at 10:30 A- M. and 7:45 F. M. Morning subject, j “Withered Hands.” Evening subject, “Steps Heavenward.” The Sunday school will ‘hold its session at 12 o’clock. ST. PETER S NEW PRIESTS. Gentlemen Who Recently Came to the bity and Their College Duties. On the anniversary of the death of St. Ignatius, celebrated in the Catholic Churches in this city, changes were made in the staff of St. Peter's Church. The Rev. John W. Fox, who was min ister for one year at St. Francis ^Xavier’s, New York, was made rector in Father Zwinge’s place. Father Zwinge, who has been rector for two years, sent to Holy Cr^s College, Worcester, Mass. Tbe Rev. Edward McTammany, who was the treasurer and taught higher mathematic at the Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass., will occupy the same position here. The Rev. P. J. Dooley came from Loyola College, Baltimore, where he was Prefect of Studies for three years. He will fill the same office here. The Rev. Edward S. Brock and the Rev. Alphonso Weis, both came from Woodstock College, Howard Comity. Md., where they were both students of theology and taught in the academic gradg. They will teach the same here. The Rev. Joseph P.'Schmidt, who',has been at Boston College for ten years, was transferred here, where he wili teach in the academic grade. The Rev. Henry Raehe came from Fordham College, where flj^waa one AMUSEMENTS. Academy o? Music. Tonight at the Academy of .Music, “A Fight for Millions” will be seen fyr the first time oil any stage, and the opening will be one of the most important theatrical events in Jersey City in years. The advance sale for the big melodrama is very heavy, and the audience tonight will be a large and fashionable one, iuJ* eluding many notable professional people from New York. It will be one of the most elaborate productions ever seen upon the Academy stage. The engage ment will continue all of next week,with matinees Labor Day (Monday), Wednes day and Saturday. The Wednesday af ternoon performance will he a profes mansion of the millionaire, whereby the heroine's life is only mired at the risk of her lover's and fastens the crime on the innocent. The second act shows the villain plot ting with the Pawnbroker Moses, and they are overheard by the trump the hero lias befriended. The hero is ac quainted with the fact that a terrible crime is about to be perpetrated in the Uraud Central Railroad tunnel and has tens to prevent it. lmt after a terrific hand to hand struggle he is overpowered and is helpless to stop the foul murder of the millionaire, and is himself charged with the murder. In the third act he is within the massive steel cage of the condemned at Slug Sing. He makes a daring escape, followed by a leap from the high prison wall, and eludes the offi cials in pursuit by means of a submarine THE GREAT SUBMARINE SCENE FROM "A FIGHT FOR MILLIONS." - J- —i-'-T-IL. zmfiw’osz&a sional matinee to which many prominent actors and malingers have been invited. “A Fight for Millions” is in four acts and nine scenes. The story briefly de scribed is of a young inventor, beloved by the heiress of an immensely wealthy rail road magnate, who, ambitious for her future, and blind to her affections, at tempts to coerce her into a distasteful marriage with a man whom he has se lected to succeed him in his numerous schemes to control the gigantic business enterprises of America. The girl’s noble nature, as well as her true judgment of the scheming villain, causes her to rebel and choose even poverty with the one she loves to wealth and splendor with the other. In the first act the arch schemer, j fearful that her father will learn that lie already has a wife and child whom he has basely deserted, and who by accident have just learned of his whereabouts, steals the family jewels, sets tire to the Bijou Theatre From all reports “The Pride of .Ten nieo.” the very successful romantic drama which Mrs. Abby Sage Richard son and Grace L. Furniss have given to ! the stage, taking ns a theme the chief ! incident in a novel of the same name, is one of the most thrilling and interesting plays of the day, and has received more, praise than any of their other works. It is not difficult to account for this, for I the comedy of the earlier scenes is said to be as skillfully written, as delightful j in form, as one could desire. Because the love story, though woven j in and out of highly melo-dramatic inci dents, is full of tenderness and pathos, and invested with the charm of genuine romance. Because, though Basil Jenni- . co’s deeds of valor carry the play peril- ; boat at the bottom of the Hudson River. Thus scene is said to be one of the most novel and magnificent ever witnessed on the stage. In the last act, the scene of which is laid at the island of Nantucket, the wire less telephone establishes the innocence of the hero in a situation that is thrilling in its intensity. The plot is strong and the interest sustained to the very fall of the last curtain. The play abounds in sentiment, heart interest, and originality, intermingled with ludicrous comedy, and the scenic embelishment and mechanical features will be found soul-stirring and novel in the extreme. The cast is of su perior excellence, including such well known favorites as J. K. Hutchinson, Henry C. Arnold, J. H. Howland, Nich olas S. Conway, Wilbur C. Held, George Bell, Lanra Wall, Belinda Bainbridge, Elitli Branseombe, Bertie Faust and lit tle Gracie Faust. companion and passed off the latter upon Basil ns lierself. Basil, loving the mas querading princess, confesses his affec tion in his actions, while proposing for the princess. The wedding occurs in a dark chapel, and after the ceremony the 'bridegroom discovers to his astonishment that he has been tricked into marrying the other, the lady in waiting, as he supposes her. Though he loves her, believing that he has been tricked, he is chagrined, and reproaches her, but finally takes her to his heart. .ifter a month of wedded life—the princess still has concealed her real stat ion-—a quarrel arises which is brought about by the titled villian of the play, Prince Eugen von Rothenberg, and in consequence of which the lovers part. (?.L ET ME SEE VOURfACE.: on sly near the point of sheer extrnva- | gance, the action is carried along with dash and spirit. The sword play is so gallantly done, that one forgets dramatic indiscretions in the excitement that the scenes afford. This is the secret of “The Pride of Jennieo’s” success. The outline of the play is like this:— Basil .Tennico, a young Englishman, falls heir to great estates in Moravia and Bo hemia. His uncle’s will stipulates that i he must marry a woman of high rank. ' The princess and her lady in waiting have taken refuge at the estate from a storm. Basil desires, because of his duty to obey his uncle’s dying mandate, to marry the princess, but he falls deep ly in love with her companion. Now, it appears that the capricious, roguish princess had changed places with her ' Washington Park Amphitheatre. Manager Bernstein, of the Washing ton Park Amphitheatre, announces that ! beginnig next Monday afternoon. Labor | Day, and for the 'balance of the week he i has arranged with William .1. Rock, the ■ General Manager ..or the Vitagrnph I Company, for the presentation in this j country for the first time of the pictures j of the coronation of King Ed yard. These pictures are said to be the finest | collection of Views ever taken in auy | country. They were made at an ex- ! pense of over ten thousand dollars. This j enormous sum of money was paid for the j best available stand so that nothing but ;e best views of the Coronation could had. jMffl and one that is soon * It Is then that .Tennlco realizes how deeply he loves her, and he starts out to find and win her back. Plot after plot is laid for his murder 'by his enemy, the prince, and the fur ther run of the story takes him through events of infinite peril. There is a con stant clash and ring of swords from which he finally emerges triumphant, his wife restored to him, and. the knowledge gained that he has a princess for Ifs bride. The scenery and effects are all most elaborate and are carried by the com pany, which is of high merit, and in cludes the popular romantic actor, Ed ward It. Mauron and Katherine E’le, who plav Basil and the Princess Ottiliie. The play will be presented at the Bij u all of next week, commencing with Lab or Day matinee, Monday. to create a sensation is the crowning of the Kins by the Archbishop of Canter bury at Westminister Abbey. It is sub lime. Nothing approaching it in beauty anti faithfulness has ever been pictured before, asserts Mr. Bernstein. Manager Bernstein has been compell ed to pay a large amount of money to secure this attraction, and while the sea son at Washington Park this year has been a surprise to all the theatre going public of Hudson County and vicinity in the way of attractions, he feels that now he has been able,to plnee 'before the pub lic an attraction which is deserving of packed houses at each performance. The smalt price of ten cents for ladies and children in the afternoon entitling them to any seat in the house is another instance of the wisdom and business '*■—ager Bernstein. The equal to any given by managers as Mr. B. F. . F. Proctor. i , . .... ... foresight of Alan performatives are such well-known Keith and Mr, T, KID9EY TROUBLES. Mrs. Louise M. Gibson Says That This Fatal Disease is Easily Cured by Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound. Of all the diseases known with which the female organism is afflicted, kid ney disease is the most fatal. In fact, unless prompt and correct treatment is applied, the weary patient seldom survives. Being fully aware of this, Mrs. Pinkham, early in her career, gave ex haustive study to the subject, and in producing her great remedy for woman’s ills — Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound — was careful to see that it contained the correct combination of herbs which was sure to control that dreaded disease,woman’s kidney troubles. 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Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound has cured and is curing thousands of cases of female troubles — curing them in expensively and absolutely. Remember this when you go to your druggist. Insist upon getting Lydia f. Pinkham's Vegeiahla Compound. $5000 REWARrv — We have deposited with the National City Bank of Lynn, S5QOO, I which will be paid to any person who can find that the above testimonial letter i is not genuine, or was published before obtaining the writer's special per- S mission. Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co., Lynn, Maas. L MUSICAL MATTERS. General Notes of Interest to Lovers of Hnrmony. The music lovers whom “The News” numbers amongst its renders will be in terested in the following paragraphs con tributed by a well known critic and mu sician of the city:— Do departed conductors lead the angel bands in the newt world or do they sit modestly in the back seats in white robes and play a harp? Some of them would be quite uncomfortable even in Heaven 1 if they could not show off their ecceu- j tricities of manner. And, indeed, what j is the use of having odd little manner- j isms if you cannot display them? Bach’s fugues are part of the reper- j toire of every well educated organist, ! but to tho average listener they are | rather dull entertainment. Many culti- | | rated musicians inwardly think the same, j but do not dare to say so. Donizetti, the composer, died inane at i his homo in Bergamo. North Italy. His j friends in this, his native town, came to . his windows during his last illness and sang melodies from his favorite operas, j The final tenor solo in “Lucia” he os- J peeiaily liked to hear. Bellini died at Catania in Sicily. He | was once asked which of all his operas j he would prefer to save in case nil others worn doomed to be lost. His reply was . “Norma.” In the “Casta Diva” in this ! work lie composed as noble a soprano ! air as was ever written. Offenbach wrote many delightful operas. His “Grande Ducliesse*' had for its libretto an amusing sat're on court ! life in the small duchies which once ew- ! isted in Germany. His “Perichole” is as dainty a work as any composer has ; ever produced. Offenbach was in this country some years ago with an orches tra. He took a particular fancy to Philadelphia, where he gnvf many eon- j certs. Mascagni, if he cannot get over his i difficulties with the officials of Conserra- i tor.v at Pesuro (of which he is director). • threatens to reimiiy in America. Any- ' wav. he will come to this country on a concert tour, no matter what the results , may be. The other musicians of Italy : are said to be very jealous of his success ; and want to make things unpleasant for him. Gilmore, Arimckle and Cappa were the three great popular conductors of recent years. AJ1 together they never made ns ' much money as Sousa has done. Sousa 1 reaps pecuniary profit from his concerts. : his operas and his marches, the latter being a3 popular in Europe as in this country. Rossini, they say, was more proud of I his skill in cooking macaroni than in his ! immortal opera*. He waa very indolent j anti only worked under the pressure cl necessity. He gave np composing at a comparatively early age and while in the prime of his mental powers. There are more musicians in New York of all classes than can possibly find em ployment. If your son wants to be a musician notify him that however skill ful he may he, he must be prepared to lead a life of comparative poverty if he yields to his musical desires. In many German towns operas beg'n at 0:30 o'clock—if very long ones at 0. Thus their patrons get home early and can go to bed as soon as they have had their inevitable beer. -« IT !S TO LAUGH. His Ambition.—‘‘I wish." said the tur tle "they'd definitely settle the question as to whether I’m flesh or fish." ‘At hat difference can it possibly make to you?” inquired the frog. "Well, if I could only have it proven that I’m an animal I d apply to the S. P. C. A. to restrain bad boys from carving their initials on my shell.”—"Catholic Standard and Times.” The Test.—Hardnp—“I tried to sell those diamonds I bought of you. and was told they were not genuine.” Jeweler— "Did you sell them?" "Yes. for almost nothing.” "Well, you go back anil try to buy them, and you will find out that they are genuine.”—"New York Week ly.”' llis Soft Way.—”Yres. he swindled us.” said one of the victims, “and we consid ered him such a perfect gentleman; he had sncli a gentle, suave way about him.” "Proving,” remarked the other, "that the way of the transgressor is sometime! soft.”—“Catholic Standard and Times.” Too lateral.—"Wlmt’s the row?” asked tlie manger of the dime museum. ''The fire-eater went into the restaurant next door,” answered the bearded lady, “and asked for a light lunch, and they set him out a candle and a box of matches.”— “Toledo Bee.” Couldn’t Bluff Her.—Husband, your hair is your crowning glory, my dear.” Wife—“That’s all right, but I’ve got to have a new bonnet just the same.”— “Chicago News.” His Hoodoo.—Parson (visiting prison) —"Why are you here, my misguided friend?” ‘Prisoner—"I'm the victim of t.ie uniuekv No. 13.” Parsou—“Indeed! How’s that?” Prisoner—"Twelve jurors and one judge.”—“Chicago News.” Tlie Lacking Quality.—“There is as much nourishment in one banana.” de clares tlie amateur scientist, “as there is in one pound of beef. This being so, I do not see why the people do not eat more bananas.” "They will,” asserts the magnate. "They will, as soon as some one corners bananas and figures out some way to make a hundred per cent, profit on each one.”—“Baltimore American."