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A. T. SHEWNAN, Publisher. MBA crrr. a&izona Porto Rico plums are rue troprcal fruit most interesting to politicians. % If the automobile does not spread over the earth it’s not the fault of its big tires. People should be very careful In try ing to crack a practical joke that they don’t make a bad break. The elephant who was receutly choked to death must have realized in sadness that he could not take his trunk with him. Germany expects to have a big navy, and meanwhile is tending to depend ou this country as a kind of coaling sta tion. The President of Wellesley College bays that more Wellesley girls marry than Harvard boys. That all comes of being asked. Nickel Is common in bicycle orna mentation, but an odd fact about the copper-mounted kind is that they les sen the tendency to scorch. The number of those rules that work both ways has been increased by an ob server who ha 3 noted that a blow-out generally accompanies blowing it in. In Paris nowadays it takes nearly an army corps to keep the peace at the theaters if it’s a war piece. Over here It tqkes nearly an army corps to play one. A cable dispatch says that Captain Dreyfus has taken a villa in Switzer land for the season. Dreyfus, Dreyfus —where have we heard that name be fore? Practically all the women of this country are against the Sultan if for nothing else than the fact that the Turk has cheated them outrageously on those rugs. The total wealth of Europe, personal and real estate, is estimated at $235,- 000,000,000. This fact can hardly con sole the hordes of beggars who swarm In the streets of her big cities. There Is such a thing as too much prosperity. The discovery of rich gold mines In Japan may yet prove a men ace to her independence, especially if Cecil Rhodes should happen to wander that way. Some troublesome questions are doubtless destined to find a solution through the courts. In a ease which has Just been brought to trial in Indi ana, an association of master plumb ers In Indianapolis, in order to secure a monopoly of business, drew* the lead ing dealers Into an agreement not to cell plumbers’ supplies to any except the members of their own “combine.” An outside plumber brought a suit against a dealer who had refused to sell him the goods needed in his busi ness. The Judge decided that such discrimination In trade is against pub lic policy, and that the complainant was entitled to damages for the incon venience and loss he had suffered. A queer case came up in the Senate recently, illustrative of the mixed rela tion which Cuba bears to the United States. Mr. Stewart presented a peti tion from certain citizens of that island in regard to the lauding of a cable there, and moved that it be referred regularly to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Morgan, of Alabama, called attention to the Senate rule for bidding the presentation of a petition from citizens of a foreign country. Such a petition must go through the State Department. Mr. Stewart argued that these petitioners did not come under tie head of foreigners, because Con press bad power to legislate on the sub ?*ct concerning which they appealed, and this view linally prevailed. At Yale, Charles Andrew Carver, of Chicago, has broken all records for strength tests. A comparison of the physical proportions of young Carver with the best types of auc-ieut Greek sculpture at the very best period shows that the American undergraduate to day is as good u man as the winner of the Olympian games twenty-three hun dred years ago. Mr. Carver could stand up beside the “Discobolus” or the “Gladiator with the Strigil” without being at any perceptible disadvantage. The most gratifying circumstance in connection with these strength records is that they represent nothing acci dental or exceptional, but are the re sult of a widespread movement in fa vor of systematic physical culture which has now been going on in this country for more than a generation, and which has developed a higher standard of strength—and presumably of health—among teus and hundreds of thousands of our young people. The ,\tbletes of tc-day are the healthy sons cf healthy parents. They are steadily improving the American physical type. And in estimating the outlook for our physical development it must also be borne In mind that the athletic girl— who is “far finer, riper and real than all the nonsense of your stone ideal”— has also come to stay and is helping ter athletic brother in giving the solar plexus blow to the gloomy theory of ‘degeneracy.” The young man that thinks that there are any Qod-given qualities in him that will enable him to achieve success without hard work will live in disap pointment and die in remorse. As a (natter of fact, we are not all born equal, so far as our mental capacities are concerned. Most of us have inher ited some peculiar and undefluable pre dilections—some for music, some for languages, some for mathematics, somej for the acquisition of wealth, and so on. But you may set it down as an un-i deniable fact that the young man that 1 has inherited the love of work is going' to live the most satisfactory life and is going to do the most good during his) brief span on earth. Genius has been defined as “an infinite capacity for tak ing pains,” and while the definition has been attacked by some philosophers) Inere is the best evidence to prove Its corectuess. Demosthenes is generally accepted by scholars as the greatest orator we have record of. As a young man, he was not only an awkward stammerer, ridiculous In gesticulation and rhetoric, but his early utterances gave absolutely no promise of origin- 1 allty of idea. How he overcame byj patient study and practice not only biSj physical defects, but acquired thej learning which found expression In his? oration, “On the Crown,” Is well-! known history. The greatest scientists) of modern times—for instance, Lord| Kelvin, Helmholtz, Robert Mayer, to] whom we owe the doctrine of the con servation of energy—were or are al most recluses iu their devotion to their) vocation. Given a mind of ordinary: normal strength to start with, some; equipment of early training and a', healthy ambition, any young man may! reasonably hope to succeed if he has ; the industry to pursue persistently the; purpose he has chosen. He need notj bother to ask himself whether he has; genius or has talent. The capacity forj hard work is true genius. He may be| quite sure, however, that unless his ambition includes something outside j of himself, the winning of it will give him in the end no satisfaction. That is] one of the curious laws of life, one of the compensations that tend to equal-; ize In away the conditions of existence.; If you want money or power, for the: sake of money or power, you might just as well be breaking butterflies. ======== I The Twins. Oliver Herford repeats with great de light a story James Whitcomb Riley tells about twins. These particular; twins live near Mr. Riley out In Indian-; apolis. Once not long ago one of them ’ was very naughty, and to punish her the mother made her stay indoors all j day. To add a keener edge to her dis-j grace, favors were showered on her sis-' ter. Sister was dressed up in her very' best. Sister was given a new parasol,! and went prancing proudly up and dow r n the front walk iu the greatest glee. Presently one of the neighbors; came by, and paused at the gate to speak to the child. “You’re one of the Brown twins, aren’t you?” asked the neighbor. “Yes’m,” answered the little girl. “Which twin are you?” the neighbor inquired. The child gave her skirts a proud toss. “Oh,” said she, complacently, “Fm| the good little twin that’s out walking.”, —Washington Post. Estimation of Servants. “Ah, ye niver say her lift a finger In the way o’ wurruk,” said the cook. “Sich a perfeck lady, shure, as me, furrst mistress was. Niver fussin’j round a kitchen nor followin’ the girlj up after she’d cleaned the parlor, nori tellin’ ye what nor what not ye ought! ter do an’ how ye ought ter do it. Faith, an’ she didn’t know how to do it nor wliat there was to be done. No toime had she to bother her head about my wurruk, for she was too busy doin’ nothin’. Ah,” with a deep sigh in w r hich the housemaid joined, “my furrst mistress, she was a perfeck lady —she was.” And the present mistress, who chanced to overhear the conversa tion, pondered upon the way it tore to tatters those cherished theories that ini order to command the respect of her servants a housewife must know all and more, too, that they ought to know and be able to teach it to them.—New York Sun. Another Article Tabooed. If a man refrained from eating things which from time to time are placed un der the ban by doctors the chances are, that he would soon starve to death. A Spruce street physician who is a dieti-! eian to the extent of being known as a crank ou the subject is warning all his patients not to eat celery, w T hich has al-| ways been regarded as not only harm-1 less but actually beneficial. This doc-j tor claims to have discovered that the' soil in which celery is grown is ladenl with germs of enteric fever, and that] in the ordinary process of washing it* is impossible to remove all of the soil,: any portion of which, he says, if taken] into the system, would contain enough] germs of typhoid to fill an hospital.' And now his patient patients are won dering what is to come next.—Philadel phia Record. i Training a Nose. Mothers should care for the noses ofj the children and see that they grow properly. The soft tissues of the or gan can be molded In early life, a] thick nose can be made thinner by reg ular treatment, such as compressing it] daily, either with the fingers or with instruments made with strings and padded ends, so as to clasp the nose. A clothespin has been used and so ad justed as to bring about the right) amount of compression. Many nosea are wrung and twisted out of shapej by the vigorous use of the handker-*! chief. The delicacy of the structure) of the nose Is not appreciated.—Hari * per’s Bazar. In accord with the eternal fitness of things the use of grape shot would give the enemy appendicitis. When a man gets too lazy to fish there is no earthly hope for him. TELEGRAPHIC DIE The Boers and English Still Vigorously Contesting OTHER HAPPENINGSJF INTEREST Rported Prom All Parts of The World Which Are of Particular Moment to the Busy Reader. Fire destroyed the Palisades paper mills in Hoboken, N. Y. Loss, SIOO,OOO. The United States cruiser Albany was commissioned at Newcastle-on-Tyne yesterday. It was reported at London yesterday that Mrs. Gladstone is gradually grow ing weaker. Her right side is par alized. The Calumet and Hecla Mining Com pany at Boston has declared a semi annual dividend of $7. The previous dividend was $6. The steam yacht Oneida has arrived at New York from Bermuda with her owner, E. C. Benedict, and ex-Presi dent Cleveland on board. The house committee on military af fairs has acted favorably on the bill establishing a branch national soldiers’ home near Denver, Colo. Chairman Jones says applications for press seats at the democratic conven tion at Kansas City should be made to Wm. J. Stone, St. Louis. Papers have been filed at Trenton, N. J., increasing the capital stock of the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company from $750,000 to $1,500,000. A Brussels cablegram says the gen eral elections have resulted in a re duction of the Catholic majority from 102 to 85. The Socialists are the gain ers. The Alabama populists’ state con vention nominated a full state ticket and adopted a platform indorsing the nomination of Barker and Don nelly. A portion of the embankment of the Sabermuttee river, on which Ahmeda bad, India, is situated, caved in while many men, women and children were washing clothing in the river. Thirty lives were lost. Robert Goelet of New York, who was badly injured by being thrown by his horse in the National Hunt Club steeplechase at the County Club, Bos ton, was still unconscious at the hos pital yesterday. Lloyd Wilson, in trying to rob a store at Holdenville, I. T., blew open the safe with dinamite. The explo sion mashed his right hand and injured the other and he will probably die. Wilson says he is an old railroader. A huge military scandal has been re vealed by the issuance of an order for the mobilization of the Servian re serves. Scarcely a uniform was found in the magazines. The accounts of the war office, however, show a large ex penditure. Representative King of Utah in troduced a joint resolution directing the president to issue a proclamation declaring the purpose of the United States toward Cuba and its inhabit ants, and to leave the government of Cuba to its people. The annual meeting of the New York Cotton Exchange took place at New York. The recommendation of the board of managers, fixing the annual dues at SSO and declaring a SSO dividend on membership from the earnings of the year was adopted. As a result of the fusillade fired on the home of William Wise at Anoke, Minn., Sunday, Mrs, Wise died. Wise is still living, but recovery is im possible. A son will probably recover. Several men are under suspicion, but no arrests have yet been made. Returns received by the canvassing, board of the International Typographi cal union indicate that Donnelly is de feated by Lynch for president. For vice-president it will take the official count to decide the result, so close is the race between Hays and Hawkes.* A freight train came into collision with the St. Petersburg express be tween Tergnier and St. Quentin, France. The engine driver was killed and several passengers were badly bruised. The locomotive of the freight train was precipitated into the canal of St Quentin. All the section hands on the Lehigh Valley Railroad between Sayre, Pa., and Jersey City are out on a strike. They want their wages increased from $1.20 to $1.50 a day. The strikers num ber 1500. The company served notice that if the men do not return to work before June 1 new men will be hired. Mrs. Emil Joseph Poland of Mary wood (111.) was killed while in the act of rescuing her two-year-old daughter from in front of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway’s Pacific Coast limited. The accident took place at the Melrose Park depot, at the Nineteenth avenue crossing in West Maywood. The American line steamship New York, which lost her port propeller and part of her shalf on her voyage to New York will be sent to Newport News for repairs. The New York will probably sail on her next trip July 11. The pas sengers booked to sail on this vessel have been transferred to the Kensing ton, which sails today. Serious trouble is threatening be tween the British and French residents at St. Heliers, Island of Jersey, owing to the pro-Boer attitude of the latter. There have been several collisions, and the troops were forced to charge with fixed bayonets to prevent demon strators from invading the French quarter. Thirty arrests were made. Morosco’s Burbank Theater—Com mencing Sunday, June 3, and all week; matinee Saturday only. Engagement extraordinary—the famous Frawley Company, in Du Maurier’s well-known play, “Trilby,” Miss Mary Van Buren in the title role, Mr. Frawley as Sven gali. The mystery connected with the wrecking of the Lake Shore fast mail train recently, in which two lives were lost, has been cleared up by the ad mission, of John Frantz at Westfield, N. Y., a track repairer, that he had opened a switch for repairs, and had forgotten to close it until too late. Frantz expressed great grief for his carelessness. During a storm at Chicago Lucy Holden, 13 years of age, was instantly killed by lightening, and her sister, Irene, 10 years old, was stunned and fell by the side of the dead girl in an unconscious condition. Irene will re cover. The clothes of both girls was almost burned from their bodies. Hail to the depth of three inches fell in the northwest suburbs. The king of the Tonga islands objects s to the clause of the treaty between Great Britain and the island govern ment relative to the Britsh protec torate. The king desires a protectorate only against foreign powers, and in sists upon the kingship of himself and his descendants, Commissioner Thomp son refuses to make any concessions, and a dead lock is the result. Dean George P. Fisher of Yale divin ity school announced the names of the winners of the Foggs scholarship for the coming year. Among the number was Josiah Sibley of Los Angeles. The elections in the Yale senior societies were announced. John Shepard Eels of Ross Station (Cal.) was chosen a mem ber of the Skull and Bones. He was the only Pacific coast man chosen by any society. Fire broke out on the twentieth level in No. 2 shaft, Hecla branch of the Calumet and Hecla mine, Houghton, (Mich.) The men escaped, but a force of men sent down in an adjoining, shaft to prevent the fire from spreading, barely escaped with their lives. One man died after reaching the surface, and five others are now in the hospital more or less seriouly hurt by inhaling novious gas. The candidacy of Representative George B. McClellan of New York for the Democratic vice-presidential nom ination was announced by his friends in congress. Among those who are urging Mr. McClellan’s nomination are Represettatives Stallings and Un derwood of Alabama, Maddox and Tate of Georgia, Cowherd of Missouri, Bellamy and Norton of South Carolina, Ruppert, Chandler, Briggs and Fitzger ald of New York and De Vries of California. Orpheum—Week commencing Mon day, June 4: Ezra Kendall, the king pin of monologists; Louise Gunning, sweet singer of Scotch ballads; Mile. Barrho, celebrated transformation dancer; Wilson Family, assisted by Miss Stella Wiley; John E. Camp, “The Man Who Never Smiles;” The Musical Kleists, direct from Europe and the East; Chas Ulrick, barrel king and trancka wonder; Newsboys’ Quintette, sweet singers, comedy singers, dancers and talkers. Special Rebekah night, Friday, June 8. Don’t miss it. The exportation of $40,000,000 worth of manfactures in 30 days is a record for the month of April last. The de tails of the exportation just completed by the treasury bureau of statistics, shows the exportation of manufactures during the month were by far the greatest of any month in history, and within a frection of $40,000,000. This gives assurance that the exports of the fiscal year which ends with June will considerably exceed $40,000,000, and be nearly three times as much as a decade ago. Fresno Prunes. The prune association, unless the packers come to the rescue again, is likely to go to pieces today, and all because its president is an honest man. He contracted with the packers on the condition that the growers should sign 90 per cent, of the crop, and the packers should dispose of it. He has over 80 per cent. —more than enough to make a bluff of calling it 90 per cent., provided he were in the bluffing business, but he will not claim more than he has, nor fulfill any less than the full letter of the contract. It is an honorable failure, if it is a failure, but let us hope that it will be a success. Let the packers extend the time for the signing until a few per cent, more are obtained, and then, if the 90 per cent, mark is still not quite reached, let them go on with what they have. They can make it succeed, and next year will get 95 per cent, more easily than they got 82 this year. And success J3O obtained, on a basis of frank honesty and mutual confidence, has in it no germs of failure, to mul tiply and plague the organism later on.[Fresno Republican, May 19. James C. Saunders of Portland, Or., has left that city for Santo Domingo to take charge of the collection of customs. He was for four years col lector of customs for the Puget Sound district, during Cleveland’s adminis tration, and has now been appointed by the New 'York syndicate which a few years ago loaned the Santo Do mingo government $13,000,000 and took for security the receipts of the custom house. $5,000,000 5,000,000 Shares California Consolidated Petroleum Company. Stock Absolutely Non-Assessable. No Liability to Stockholders 150 Oil Companies in One | \ - i ' '• - ■ Owns 15,000 acres of the best oil lands in the best oil fields between Oakland and San Diego. Lands situate in the counties of Merced, San Benito, Fresno, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Kings, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange. 5000 Acres Leased to Capitalists on Royalty . Acres Reserved for Development. This Company also owns two million five hundred thous and shares oj the capital stock of 50 of the best oil com panies in California, thus covering as thoroughly as can be done all the oil fields. Par Value of this Stock Is from $1 to slo Per Share. IT HAS THREE SOURCES OF INCOME : ist —Royalties collected on 5000 acres. 2nd —Dividends collected from 2,5.00,000 shares of stock held in 50 companies. 3rd —Oil produced from 10,000 acres. It covers the Oil Interests of the State and will expand with them. Its eggs are not all in one basket. It offers 50 chances to one compared to any other oil company. It is as sure to pay large dividens as there is oil in California. Its plan is a new one and the best and safest yet conceived. Business men endorse the plan as do sensible, prudent, people everywhere. Why buy the stock of an oil company having limited resources when you can in one company invest in the entire oil field of Califor nia? Why do it? The California Consolidate Petroleum Company has men behind it of capital and high reputation. There are few people on the Pacific ~ Coast who do not know some of the directors at least by reputation. Their names are not only a guarantee of the honest handling of the * money but of the success of the company. This company is not a trust. It is not connected directly or in directly with the Standard Oil Company, all rumors to the contrary notwithstanding. The stock of this company can be bought for a short time at fifty cents per share, which is one-half of the par value. This offer will postively be withdrawn and stock advanced to SI.OO per share as soon as the block of Treasury Stock offered for sale has been sold. Should the limited amount of stock offered at 50 cents per share be sold before receiving your application your money will be promptly returned. “First come, first served,” is the Company’s policy in sell ing this stock. Purchasers may engage stock at once by paying one-fourth of pur chase price, 12cents per share, and the balance within sixty days froip date of application. Following form of application may be used: President California Consolidated Petroleum Company, Room 212 Langhlin Bldg, Los Angeles, Cal, I hereby subscribe for shares of the capital stock of your company at fifty cents per share, and enclose here with $ as a payment of 25 percent, of purchase price of same, and will pay balance on or before 60 days from this date. On receipt of balance forward Stock Certificate to me at my ad dress below. Name Address Make all drafts, money orders, etc., payable to the California Consolidated Petroleum Co. Prospectus mailed on application. Officers and Directors. R. E. Blackburn, the President and General Manager of the California Consolidated Petroleum Company, has achieved success in the inauguration and management of large enterprises. He is known as California’s “Orchard King.” Hon. Will A. Harris, the Company’s Vice-President and Attorney, is a lawyer and orator of national reputation, and is acknowledged authority on mining laws. Fred L. Johnson, Secretary, who, though largely interested in gold mining properties, will devote his time and executive abilities solely to the Company’s interests. Senator 8. N. Androus, Treasurer, is one of Southern California’s solid citizens who, deservedly, holds the confidence of the public. His good impress has been left upon the lawe of this commonwealth. G. W. Luce is the Assistant General Passenger Agent of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, which responsible position he has held for many years to the satisfaction of that corporation and the public. P. J. Beveridge, son of ex-Governor Beveridge of Illinois, is one of the most active of Los Angeles capitalists. The electric railway from this city, via Hollywood, to Santa Monica, is the latest monument to his enterprise. J.M. Hale, one of the leading dry goods merchants of Los Angeles, is one of the four Hale brothers who own dry goods establishments in San Francisco Sacramento, San Jose, Salinas, Petaluma, Los Angeles and New York. The directors reference: Bradstreets, or any bank in California. For Further Information Call or Address Room 212 Laughlin Building Los Angeles, Cal.