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LONDON papers describe a seven
hour "Brown dog" battle between
300 policemen and 400 students in
Trafalgar square. That looks queer to
Americans. About thirty patrolmen
from any city in the United States
would have settled a little thing like
that in thirty minutes. At the mention
of "Brown dog" in the court room the
next day the assembled rah rahs rattled
their sticks and shouted "Hear, hear!"
This brought a mild remonstrance from
the magistrate, who threatened to have
the rioters ejected. Picture that in a
Los Angeles court room!
Four of the eight wretches who were
arrested after the seven-hour struggle
were accused of letting off a Chinese
cracker and waving sticks. Oh, hor
Bowley, a Cambridge man. was ac
cused of barking like a dog during the
affair. Brave Bowley asked his ac
cuser to define the noise, whereupon
the officer delighted the assembled stu
dents with an excellent imitation of a
dog barking.
But probably the strangest thing in
the accounts was the weird experience
of a Mr. Herbert Grainge of Trlng, who
has a corn business managed by his
■on. Mr. Grainge told the judge he
had attended a farmers' dinner at the
Criterion and was in no way connected
with the demonstrators. Two police
men swore Mr. Grainge was shouting
"Down with, the Brown Dog!" Mr.
Grainge denied this, and said: "We
■were trying to get away from the dis
turbance when the policemen almost
pulled me to pieces. My six-guinea
coat and my bowler hat v.ere torn. I
was treated as if I were a bulldog going
for the crowd. I approached an In
spector, but he shouted 'Be off,' and
behaved with great brutality. I was
very much hurt and had to cry for
This Is dreadful! By diligent search
•we find the students objected to the
Brown Dog Anti-Vivisection memorial
at Battersea. If thia horror continues
some one will get a real hard slap on
the wrist.
tiC\ IT DOWN " said President Mc-
Govvan of the New York board
*-J of aldermen to Alderman Henry
Clay Peters.
"I will not sit down," said Alderman
Peters. "You are prostituting your
office to abuse me. You have risen
from a barkeeper to your present posi
tion too suddenly and it has turned
your head!"
But Alderman Peters did sit down,
and the gentleman who rose too sud
denly from the ranks continued to put
motions. It would be interesting to
know what and who Peters was before
he became a New York alderman. But,
after all, it does not matter very much,
for this happened in America, where
every man has his chance to "make
good," regardless of birth or occupa
Tomorrow will be a good day— the
psychological moment — for Governor
Glllett to throw away all his resolu
tions of the past and begin with an
entirely new set. The first may be very
simply worded. It should read some
thing like this: "Resolved, That begin
ning with this day I will earnestly
strive to obey the provisions of the
constitution of California, thereby hop
ing to re-establish myself in the con
fidence of the people who have engaged
my services as their chief executive."
In New York the other day one man
brushed roughly against another, scat
tered ashes over the latter's clothing,
and then, with profuse apologies, pro
ceeded to brush him off. When the
recipient of this courtesy recovered he
found a $400 pin missing from his tie.
Beware of ultra polite strangers whom
you may chance to meet in public
IJtt the January number of the Ameri
can Magazine Ida M. Tarbell has
an article on "Roosevelt vs. Rocke
feller" which should be read studiously
by every person in whose mind has
rested the faintest suspicion that the
Standard Oil magnate has been mis
judged by the courts of the land, the
president of the United States or any
portion of the American people whlch^
has freely criticised this absorbing per
sonality on account of his flagrant vio
lations of human and divine law. If
any. man on earth can ever be proven
to be a hypocrlto, Miss Tarbell ha?
made it plain enough that this is the
least of the sustainable indictments
against this czar of the business world.
It is not practicable in a brief edi
torial reference to this Intensely In
teresting article to direct attention to
anything more than some of the most
vital points in Miss Tarbell's arraign
ment of Rockefeller. In this instance
we will content ourselves with pointing
to one feature of her cogent resume of
tho Standard's attack upon competi
tors. This deals with the alleged rea
sonableness cf the Standard's pipe lino
tariffs. On this subject Miss v Tarbell
"Mr. Herbert Knox Smith, Mr. Gar
field's successor as commissioner of cor
porations, has recently put out a full
and able report on the oil pipe lines of
the country and he reports there the
attitude of the Standard to the new
law. Their first duty was to file their
tariffs. Mr. Smith says that four of the
companies in the Standard's trunk sys
tem have failed to file tariffs. One of
these companies, the Prarle Oil and
Gaa company, operating between Kan
sas and Whiting, Ind., has refused to
take oil offered by outside shippers. If
this refusal Is persisted in it means
that no eastern independent concern
can get a supply of cheap Kansas oil
until the government or the courts force
the shipment. Those Standard pipe
lines that do offer to accept oil under
the new law make one amazing regu
lation; they will accept nothing less
than 73,000 barrels in one field, nothing
less than 300,000 in another. There are
but few of the independent refineries
which use 75,000 barrels of oil in a year!
"The law requires that the rates shall
be reasonable. Just what 'reasonable
means the writer does not know, but
let us suppose, as the bureau of cor
porations does, that It means an allow
ance of 5 per cent for depreciation and
a clean profit of 10 per cent, which
certainly is enough in handling a neces
sity of life— a necessity to the poor, it
should be remembered always in con
sidering Mr. Rockefeller's operations.
Now, what are the tariffa it flies? They
are few enough and they are to out-of
the-way points as a rule— that Is, to
points where there are no independent
concerns; and they follow In general
the rates which the Standard Oil com
pany has kept up ever since 1884-that
Is, railroad freight rates. Now how
'reasonable' is this?
"The tariff quoted from Lima, 0., to
Philadelphia, Pa., is 53.5 cents. Mr.
Knox Smith calculates that the service
costs 9.8 cents, and that a tariff of 19
cents would allow Mr. Rockefeller 5 per
cent depreciation and 10 per cent in
terest. He collects 34% cents more than
this 'reasonable' rate. Between West
Virginia and Philadelphia the tariff is
39 cents— the cost of the service is about
4.7 cents. Nine cents would give the
same profit as estimated above; that is,
the tariff is 30 cents over a reasonable
rate. Between Griffith, Ind. (the pipe
line junction of the eastern and western
lines), and Buffalo, N. V., the tariff Is
52% cents. The operating cost, depre
ciation charges and interest at 10 per
cent amount to 19.9 cents. That is,
there is a charge of 32.6 cents more
than is 'reasonable.' "
Upon the advice of John G. Milburn,
counsel for the company. Standard Oil
began to readjust the ownership of its
lines to the end that each company
should own no pipe lines outside of the
state in which it was Incorporated.
This was in November, 1905. Through
this trick in bringing about a technical
change in ownership the various Stand
ard companies sold portions of their
pipe lines to one another, leaving each
company In control of such lines as
had been built In the state in which
the company had been incorporated. In
the summer of 1906, when it became
certain that the pipe line section of the
Hepburn bill would pass, Mr. Milburn
advised the company that henceforth
it should pump no more oil "across"
stale lines. And here Is the way In
which the company evaded the law: It
erected a receiving tank on the Penn
sylvania border at the point where the
oil had been pumped Into New Jersey.
On the other side of the line it erected
a pumping station. As a result, the
oil goes into a tank In Pennsylvania
owned by one company, and is pumped
out in New Jersey by a pump owned
by another company.
And this is the manner in which, as
John D. Archbold recently said in the
Saturday Evening Post, the Standard
Oil company has always done every
thing in its power to observe the laws
of the nation and of the various states
in which It operates!
THE great unpopularity of United
States Senator La Follette with
his colleagues has been demon
stracted by the treatment accorded him
in the matter of committee appoint
ments. Were it practicable to do so,
the members of the senate doubtless
would keep Senator La Follette's name
off all committees. As It Is they have
seen to It that those committees on
which he has been permitted to serve
have no duties of any Importance what
ever. To the senate Mr. La Follette
stands In relatively the same position
that Representative Peter A. Porter of
Niagara Falls, N. V., occupies toward
the house— that of a political nonentity.
In discussing the disposition made of
Mr. La Follette, the San Francisco
Call cays:
"Senator La Follette is not popular
with his colleagues. He has not hesitated
to say that some of them are rascals,
which might have been overlooked had
ho spoken only in general terms; but
when he proceeded to mention names
and supply specifications he committed
the unpardonable sin. The time-hon
ored tradition known as tho 'courtesy
of the senate 1 is expected to cover a
multitude of sins. Now the senators
are taking their revenge. True, It is
a small and shabby revenge; but theso
are small men, many of whom were put
where they are because they are small
and could be used as a convenience.
The first method adopted was to desert
the senate chamber when La Folletto
had the floor. These tactics served
chiefly as evidence of petty spite, and
were only amusing because La Pollette
addresses a national audience, and It is
not of the slightest consequence
whether sonators whom he had de
nounced as corporation attorneys were
there to listen, or kept away to nurse
their sores. Discipline for the insurgent
then took the form of exclusion from
Important committees. They made the
senator from Wisconsin chairman of
the committee on the Potomac water
front. It Is a body without functions
and never holds a meeting. La Follette
was serving on a lot of unimportant
committees, and when a vacancy ap
peared on the public lands committee
he was suggested for the place. At
once Senator Hansbrough, the chair
man of that committee, put in a stren
uous protest. He did not want La
Follette on his committee, and his
wishes were respected. Then they put
La Follette on the military committee,
and Senator Warren, the chairman. Is
looking for the man that did It while
he was not looking. Senators appear
to be greatly afraid of a man who has
contracted the Inconvenient habit of
telling the truth, and !« neither a re
specter of persons nor even of per
The Call sums up the attitude of the
cowardly senate when it says that
"senators appear to be greatly afraid
of a man who has contracted the In
convenient habit of tolling tho truth
and is neither a respecter of persons
nor even of personages." The third
Russian douma was not more com
pletely terrorized by the Russian bu
reaucrats than the United Btates con
gress has been subjugated by the
Aldrlchs and the Cannons, agents of tha
"Interests." As It is at present con
stituted men like La Follette have no
more influence in legislative matter*
than the people of California have in
the government of this state.
So long as the "system" controls the
state legislatures which elect senators,
with here and there a notable excep
tion, of which La Follette is an ex
ample, popular government will be as
great a farce as ever. Though the man
from Wisconsin may be shorn of his
power as a maker of laws, he never
theless occupies a position where ha
may be, as he has been, tremendously
valuable as an educator, a molder of
public opinion. And every slap in the
face which La Follette receives at the
hands of his contemporaries In con
gress Is a, blow for the firm establish
ment of those principles of govern
ment known as tho initiative, the ref
erendum and tho recall.
Genuine popular government cannot
be secured in a day, but the time is
rapidly advancing when all thinking
men will agree that the only way In
which the Insolence of the arrogant
attorneys of the "system" In congress
may be effectively rebuked is through
the adoption of those principles in
state government which will enable
voters to send to the national legisla
ture men of their own selection; and
that this end may be accomplished,
direct legislation, the direct primary,
and the recall, above all, will be
found to be necessary.
THE British promoters in Rome of
the Keats-Shelley memorial must
have suffered some embarrass
ment when they found that America
was sending twice as much money for
the fund as Great Britain. Whatever
the reason is it should not be surpris
ing. America is quick to appreciate
genius, whatever its character or its
guise. When we recall that Kipling
was hardly known until S. S. McClure
went to England, contracted for his
literary output for a certain period and
began publishing it in America, pos
sibly we may satisfy ourselves as to
the whys and wherefores of the Keats-
Shelley surprise. And yet Kipling was
once ignomlnlously fired from the staff
of the San Francisco Chronicle, we are
Informed. So we are "up in the air" on
the question in the final analysts.
There must be something in Christian
Science when hundreds of devotees of
the faith will sit calmly through the
early stages of a conflagration In their
church while the services are continued.
This is what occurred in San Jose Sun
day. Not until the firemen insisted
that the worshipers should leave the
edifice was a move toward emptying
the church made. It is doubtful if such
evidence of fearlessness has ever be
fore been exhibited by a body of men
and women.
The anti-high rent demonstration in
New York city may be but the begin
ning of a long and desperate struggle
between the proletariat and the small
wage earner on the one side and the
oppression of capital unfairly employed
on the other.
By the time Barbee S. Hook has run
down a few more helpless persons while
pushing his juggernaut beyond the
legal speed limit, perhaps some wise
court will give him the limit of penalty
permitted by the law.
A Brooklyn judge has decided that a
wife cannot compel her husband to
scrub the floors. Perhaps not legally,
but then there is always left the power
of moral suasion.
Veal cutlets "breaded" with sawdust
are said to be the latest delicacy to be
served in Paris restaurants. But lum
ber is not worth in France what it is
in America.
Don't Insult the grip with whisky.
Benefits and Perils
in Foreign Immigration
PRANK P. SARGENT, Immigration
commissioner, In his annual report,
tabulates tho tide of Immigration.
He says: "The time has arrived when,
If people are dissatisfied with existing
political, economic and social conditions
in one country, they will find the means
to desert their homes and settle where
a fair chance Is afforded them. Its chief
interest to the United States Is whether
or not our ability as a race to absorb
foreign elements Is not on the verge, at
least, of being overtaxed."
The Immigration problem is well stated
In that paragraph. World travel is com
paratively simple In these days. Tha con
dition of tho peasant living under slaving
conditions In some European oountry Is
not as hopeless as of old. America, the
land of fortune and plenty, Is only a few
days' Journey distant. Tho accumulation
of the pasaago money, and the capital
necessary for admittance. Is not Impos
sible, with the aid of some member of the
family or some friend who has already
gained a foothold In ths country, and is
sending back part of his earnings. Steam
ship companies advertise America as El
Dorado. Individually and collectively, tho
representatives here of the oppressed
races of the world are calling others to
this haven of refuge and relief. The tide
of dissatisfied and unfortunate Immigra
tion Is rapidly Increasing. The tabulation
In the commissioner's report tells the
story. Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Ser
vla, Turkey, Italy and Sicily, Greece and
Russia show great Increases, In gome In
stances 50 per cent over the year previous.
Qermany, France, England show mini
mum figures of lnorease.
Tho problem of all this Immigration
is whether or not our ability as a race
to absorb foreign elements is not being
overtaxed. It is not simply whether the
density of population at large, or In
spots, has reached a point that may be
considered the danger limit. There Is still
area enough in which to accommodate
a greater population. It la not even a
problem of Industry, whether the labor
market Is being overcrowded with a sup
ply that is greater than possible demand.
The real problem Is whether we are
The Public Letter Box
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30.— [Editor Her
ald]: A few days ago it was stated in
tho dispatches that Speaker Cannon had
concluded to refuse consideration to a
bill i \iciiiK wood pulp on the free list.
The reason assigned was that if the
house passed such a bill tho senate
might amend it, adding othor items, and
In fact enter Into revision of the whole
tariff and taxation system.
The constitutional provision on the or
igination of revenue laws is 'That all
bills for raising revenue shall originate
in the jiouse of representatives, but the
senate may propose or concur with
amendments as on other bills." It has
become stare declsts that the provision
applies to bills reducing or removing
duties as well as to those which impose
or Increase duties. In substantiation of
this statement it is not necessary to
cite the unbroken series of precedents
that support It.
When a bill has passed the house con
taining a single item or imposing or re
pealing a duty on a single commodity
the question i.s whether the senate can
add others or enlarge the bill by Intro
ducing new items? There is but one
precedent where this precise question
was presented and acted upon by the
house of representatives. It has not
been uncommon, however, for the senate
to amend ad libitum and for the house
to pass it over unchallenged.
That precedent arose in the forty
second congress In which the house re
pealed the duties on tea and coffee, the
bill containing nothing else. The senate
took the bill, amended It, giving It a
different title, and making it a general
revision of the rever.ue laws, customs
and internal taxes. Mr. Dawes, chair
man of the ways and means committee,
offered the following resolution, which
was adopted by the house with almost
entire unanimity: "On the bill of the
house entitled 'An act to repeal the
duties on tea and coffee, of a bill en
titled to decrease existing duties con
taining a general revision, reduction and
repeal of laws imposing Impost duties
and internal taxes Is in conflict with the
true Intent and purpose qf that clause
of the constitution that 'All bills for
raising revenue shall originate in the
house of representatives,' and that said
bill do lie upon the table."
In the course of the debate Mr. Gar
field said: "I* there has been no prece
dent in the case I should say that the
house bill relating solely to revenue on
salt could not be amended by adding to
It clauses raising revenue on textile fab
rics, but that all amendments should re
late to the duty on salt. To admit that
the senate can take a house bill consist-
Ing of two lines relating specifically and
solely to a single Item, and graft upon
that bill in the name of an amendment
a whole revision of tariff and internal
taxation. Is to say they may exploit all
the meaning out of the clause of the
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The Knabe Angelus
We | know of \ nothing equal to the fascination of driving a .
motor car — the perfect rhythm of its motion as it 'glides along
over smooth roads — exultant feeling of the quivering '
monster responsive to the lightest touch of guidance— the ex-
hilarating, kaleidoscopic sweep of ' landscape, field, brook and
' farm — unless it be the joy- of playing the Knabe-Angelus.
' You iove music — course — it's an instinctive passion ,"
which • you can I gratify ! by means of • the Angelus combined -
with.the Knabe — both in one handsome symmetrical
case which occupies 'no more space than the usual ' piano. , If ,
you play the piano, the player will not interfere at all with
your personal playing —iti is Piano or , Piano-Player-Piano, 1
; just as you like — and you will enjoy comparing your technique
; and interpretation with the authoritative playing of the An-
gelus, which is taken from the interpretations of masters.
Of course the "Melodant" attachment has contributed
. largely to the individual supremacy of , the Knabe-Angelus,
Call on us when down town and see this extraordinary - 1
instrument. ' , • ■!
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v \ 416-418 -So. Broadway
capable of assimilating Into the Ameri
can race these foreign elements In such
abnormal quantities as are now being
received. Immigration which does not
become a part of the American people,
but which Is simply harbored here while
It hoards a part of American capital to
carry back to its foreign home, is of little
benefit in the growth of the country. Im
migration which comes here to regard
Itself, and be regarded, as distinct from
the American people by racial classifica
tion Is a positive injury. Colonies In
communities are undesirable, and the
principle of racial segregation In the
country in disastrous. Assimilation is the
great problem of immigration. It Is Im
portant to know whether we are capable
of making cltiiens out of this great In
flux, or whether we are simply receiving
a continual horde of cheap laborers, into
whose hands, in the course of a few
years, we will thrust a ballot and Its
privileges, and whom we seek to forco
Into obedience of laws of which they un
derstand nothing. Racial colonizing In
the large cities of the north, and the
accompanying difficulty of law enforce
ment within the circle of this foreign
element, Is an Indication of lack of as
similation. Complaint* of peonage In
the south Indicate that the Idea exists
in that section that the foreign element
can be taken Into the system and suc
cessfully maintained without assimila
tion. The great rush of emigration from
this country to old homes in tho past
few months shows that we have not cre
ated any other bond between the newer
Classen of immigrant and America be
yond his ability to earn the dollar.
These Incidents indicate tho real perils
of Immigration. Traditionally tho United
States Is a home for the oppressed, a
great world harbor of refuge. But the
traditional purpose Included also the
building of a nation out of the various
elements that would gather here. The
problem of making the new style of Immi
grant a part of tho nation Is the serious
question at the present time. Assimila
tion Is more Important than prohibition
under the guise of regulation.— Boston
constitution which we arc considering
and may rob the house of the last ves
tige of its rights under that clause."
I was a member of that congress <-nd
well remember the case, and besides I
have had occasion recently to examine
the record of it and also the records of
all the precedents relating to the subject
of the power and right of the house of
representatives to originate revenue leg
islation, ami find that no case has ever
arisen In which the precise question Is
presented, except the one cited in tho
forty-second cor.S'«s" consequently In
both philosophy and vecedent for the
senate to do what Speaker Can ton fears
it might do has no support. Should ihe
senate do what the speaker so much
fears might be done It would simply
leave the duty on wood pulp as it now
stands, for It is presumable that the
house would follow its own precedent
and lay the senate bill on the table.
To repeal that single duty would not
appreciably affect the revenue, and it
would be a measuro of relief that would
benefit the whole people and no special
class In particular. Paper has become
an article of universal and immense con
sumption. It Is stated by statisticians
that 15,000 square miles of forest are
annually denuded In the production of
wood pulp. It is an immense Item, con
sidering the extent to which our forests
have disappeared, and the Increasing ra
pidity with which it Is disappearing.
Canada has vast forests from which sup
plies can be drawn upon for a century
or more without hr.rm td'that country.
In addition It would be wise to place
lumber on the free list, that our timber
supplies may not be exhausted before
new growth can be attained from re
forestation. Let tho house pass an act
repealing both duties and leave the re
sponsibility of retaining them to the
Some day, O Seeker of Dre#ms, they will
seek even us!
Some day they will wake, Fellow Singer,
and hunger and want
For the Ways to the Lonelier Height!
So let us, Shy Weaver of Beauty, take
For out of their dust, they will call to us
Let us wait, and sing, and be- wise,
As the sea has waited and sung,
As the hills through the night have been
For we are the Bringers of Light, and
the Voices of Love,
Aye, we are the Soothers of Pain, the
Appeasers of Death,
Tho Dusk and the Star and the Gleam
and the Loneliest Peaky!
And when they have found and seen,
and know not whither they trend.
They will come to us crying aloud like a
child in the night;
And when they have learned of our lips,
Still back to our feet they will grope
For that ultimate essence and core of all
To usher them empty and naked, then,
out to the unanswerlng stars.
Where Silence and Dreaming and Music
are One!
—Arthur Stringer, In Everybody's Maga
He Should Be Called
Leopold the Tricky
KINO LEOPOLD wna accused of seek
ing to play a confidence frame upon
Belgium In the proposed transfer to
It of the Congo state. It Was asserted
that by the arrangement lie wna seeking
to bring about Belgium would have to
shoulder the heavy administrative ex
penses, while the king reserved for him
self some of the principal resources of
King Leopold denied all this. He said
It was not his Intention to retain the so
called crown domain, which is valuable
because of Its rubber production. He
protested that he meant to deal honestly
with Belgium, nnd for a timo some of his
aubjects, though well acquainted with his
avaricious tendencies, were Inclined to
believe him.
They have been undeceived. A close
study of tho Congo annexation treaty
Just made public discloses the fact that
the king. In spite of all his protestations
to the contrary, Is planning to give Bel
glum an empty shell and kepp tho kernel
ORPHEUM THEATER Matinees Daily Except Monday ;
; ... .- v .', ■ . ', ~~ :' .' '.<■, ..''■'.■. ; -. ' Both Phones 1417 ■;'.*.;
■ Ben Welch — Viola Gillette and Gea. J. Mncfarlnne — • I.ofettos— nay, 1,. ,
lloycc — Ilownril and North— Three Westons— Orphciun Motion Pictures ;)
—Anna Era For. .. •■ ■ -, '* ■ . .. : '.'.. .;•-'■■'
GRAND OPERA HOUSE Fhon A 813 - Maln 1967 >':
' ' ' The Family Theater . . ' "'"■" '■■■'■■ - ■ ' ' ■ ': '.[ '-.V :
"Erin's Sweetest Sinner" ' !l ' Joseph Murphy's Great Play
Matinee* Tuesday— Year's) Day — Satnrduy. LHaaftH^^^^
; t Friday night — KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS and A. O. H.
Next Week, "BUSTER BROWN." ■ ■ . J--~-~2383M
™*"*" , Tonight nnd nil week, matinee tomorrow and Saturday." ' rrlces,*;'. '
: 'matinee COn to $1.00. : . ' j '
i .".'..:;.'. In her smart musical play, "MARRYING MARY." .
Night: Orchestra seats $2.00 and «1.50; dress circle, >l.no, 81, 75c'; balcony 50c.'.-
THE AUDITORIUM ' sparks m. berry. M«n«[.r.
£1= ftUmiUKIUB-_ I|(||tw neantlfal" Fifth and Olive .trsets.
All this week, matinee New Year's (Wednesday) and Saturday -
•"■"' With the FERRIS STOCK COMPANY IN ]'i '„',
Prices: 10c, 25c, 350, BOc. Matinees: 10c. 25c. Phones— ; Main CIRS. "'. ».. ,- .•:]' ■
- Tonight and all week— .The Belasco company presents the funniest play H
ever written, ■■-'"-' '• . !,'■./•
Special matinee tomorrow. v Regular matinees Thursday and Saturday. ':'■■■ '■'■'.
Next Weeki "THE THREE OF US." Flrat time here. : Scats now on sale.
: ;;,,' horn Angeles' Leading stork . House. '
Tonight, oil week,' special matinee New Year's day tomorrow) .
' The Incomparable Burbank ■ Theater Stock Ctmpany In Mar:. Twain's fascinating story: '
The Prince and the Pauper* :
: A fins play for men, a good play for women, a great play lor children. . Special en- ■
tragement of 01110 Cooper. Fifty players on stage. > • ' • ' .7,
Next week's hlngeat play, '.'RAFFLE3, THE AMATEUR CRACKSMAN." .Seals rrndy. ■■ '/ .
.TV, OS ANGELES THEATER -- P h one, 3^n|^^,.
" ■" Tonight and nil -week, matinees Wednesday (New Year's) and Snturday,
' ' Win. A. Brady's production, .- '•"" ■ ■ ■ •--■•.
■^„ •: WAY DOWN EAST rr;1 :"" v> ■ :
First tlmo at popular prices. Night prices, $1.00, 75c, 50c, 25c; matineee 75c,
50c, 26c. ■ . . ,' -. ' '■' . '- ■'. '' „ ■
<ivt'>":\'. Next week, San Francisco opera company. in "THE TOY MAKER.". '..'..
SIMPSON AUDITORIUM / ,;;, L - X - B^ n ™'
This evening, Dec. 31, »nd Thursday evening, Jan. 2, ' ■
materialization Is done. Learn the. truth. ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR CHALLENGE TO
' ANNA EVA FAY. Popular prlces-250 and Wo ONLY. Scats on sale at BARTLETT MUSIC '.
STORE, opposite City hall; . . ■'..■.- ,:■ , ■ ■■ . -„..-•" - ..'-, '.- ■•■■■< ■: ;
T^ISCHER'S THEATER : Fl"t street, between Sprlns and Main.' ' '
FTQPHTTWQ THTTATTTT? ■ WEEK commencing dec> 30.- • ■ - .
i 1i 1 • ' ■ '■■■":. ?J&XM
FISCHER'S ALL-STAR COMEDY COMPANY In C. T. . Wlppern's . production of .:.
"THE RING MASTER." Catchy music, new comedy, the best of vaudeville and moving pic- "
tures. Shows nightly at 8 ana 9:30. Matinees Monday and daily except . Friday. Ladies'
souvenir matinee Thursday; amateur night Friday. .Tickets 10c, 20c; reserved seats 25c. '•".„.-■:
Most Beautiful Racing Park in America ; '-
RACES! '-mm
Southern Pacific Special Trains from Arcade station at 12tlS and 12:45 p. m. 1
A T 1:60 P. M. ■'■'■■•■ ' - -■ ; . ■■■■••.- -.'■:•.. .' ■ '-■ • ■ '• V; j_B!l
Take Fast Electric Train«
. . .' :..' . .TO THE =Jl|
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Tourna- of >5^
merit %jy Roses
Pasadena, Wed, Jan. 1
2 5c for the Round Trip
• ''_'' ■■ -t •■■■••'.•■,-•■■ ■' —'■ ■'■ '-;■ ■• • '■''■■■„ - ' /^..'-'i'-
Tickets on Sale at Depot and at Special Ticket Offices on Every
Main ■ Street Corner North of ' Sixth
The Pacific Electric R'y»
.;:■:■ :,.-.._ skating FRIDAY EVENINGS • ■
: Villas and Bungalows for' rent from $10 to $25 per month. . .
; Qo to Blminl . for your t outing. ■■■■ Free tables ■. for private s picnic parties.
. Open evening-. ; ■■ Great freo. exhibition i Friday nierht. .' . .^;.; . '
LOS ANGELES :' OSTRICH FARM ' . : .;; p^g**** 1 " __>■«■*■
" M Tak« »ny city line. 800 round trip. Including admlailon. TlckttJ for
flmiMMiu { - "Vatch for special burgnl-a In Saturday's paper. fi rnr mr\aa v :
uroceries ■•. a. va__e>, _«3 s. msi_. uroccnes
for himself. A year ago he granted to
various foreign companies, one of them
made up chiefly of Americans, valuable
concessions In the richest and best part
of the Congo. It was suspected at tho
time that he was a silent partner In those
companies. The treaty requires Belgium
to recognize and maintain these conces
sions, and also retains directly for tho
king a certain interest In the crown.do
The impression is that the treaty will
not bo ratified. So much the better. If it
were to be ratified It would be the duty
of the powers which are responsible for
the existence of the Congo state to veto
the transaction. If the king were to turn
everything over to Belgium no exception
could be taken. The Congo state would
be better governed than it haa been. A
transfer which left It in tho power of
commercial companies to exploit tho most
profitable regions of tho Congo and to,
maintain the old system of oppression of
th£ natives would be intolerable.—Chica
go Tribune.

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