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SO, II and II i Fleet etreet, London, England, free .of chant-: and that nrra will be glad to re €•!»• now«, aubecrlptlona and advertlaemeuta en ear behalf. _^____ Population of Los Angeles 302,604 ; CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN B; RETRORSUM V AT THE THEATERS MASON—Dark. BELASCO—"The Dollar Mark." MAJESTIC—"BInck Tattl." B URBANK—"Peter Fan." AUDITORIUM—"CncIe Tom'a Cabin" Musi cal Burlesque. GRAND —"The Fortnne Teller." ORPHECM—Vaudeville. LOS ANOELES—Vaudeville. FISCHER'S—"Her Husband." HMPlßK—Vaudeville. UNIQUE —"Sixty Mlnutea in Panama." UAl.Hl.lt— V.I mli'viilr. MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS WHEN the experience of Los An geles with the mayoralty be comes history, it will be pleas ant to find that )n the hour of need two such faithful citizens as Mayor Stephens and George Alexander were found. Both of them are men who put duty above every other consideration, and believe in good for good govern ment's sake. The end of the mayoralty trouble will be the beginning of a long era of good government in Los Angeles. Mayor Stephens Is one of the best citi zens any city could be blessed with, because he has shown he is self-sacri ficing. All throughout the crisis he acted only with a view to doing his duty. His first care was tjie welfare of Los Angeles. He allowed no con sideration to swerve him from his standards o»- ideals. When it was sug gested he should make of himself an Instrument to foil the citizens who had brought about a recall election, he said lirmly he was a man of his word. In George Alexander, Mayor Stephens and all other good and responsible citi zens realizo they have a man who will do his duty as mayor. He has tenacity of purpose and strength of will. He is unapproachable by interests, and can not be swerved from the right path. With Mr. Alexander as mayor, Los An geles could not fail to maintain the high standard of civic decency which has character^.d her career, decency which was menaced by the character and conduct of creatures of the rail road machine. We believe there Is ahead of Los Angelas a period of un precedented prosperity and happiness, is gratifying to find that whila the city has shown prudent care for the financial aspects of the great undertak ings which will make it the metropolis of the west, the leading municipality of the Pacific coast, the construction of the Owens river aqueduct is making satisfactory progress. This work has won the ■warm commendation of the city engineer of San Francisco, who has said: • "The men in charge of this great work are entitled to be called statesmen as well as engineers for the manner in which this work has been conceived and executed. They have foreseen and secured for Los Angeles rights of in estimable value and enormous possi bilities. . . The superb citizenship of the mass of the people of Los Angeles in backing up their employes in every action taken, the broiid recognition by President Roosevelt and the heads of departments at Washington In grasp ing conditions as they exist here, and the prompt action given despite all cavil and objections from Interested parties and selfish interests, have made for the inauguration and partial con summation of what I think to be one of the most admirable municipal water projects over conceived by a city." Los Angeles will be better and more prosperous than ever as a result of the big house cleaning. Our city will have a good mayor, and consolidation will put on the map Greater Los An geles, the leading city of the southwest, with the harbor of San Pedro, one of the finest seaports on the Pacific coast. ] YELLOW FLOPPER THE Los Angles Examiner con fesses meekly It has seen the er ror of Its ways, crawls apologet ically Into the recall band wagon, and, If we don't look out, will soon be claiming It originated the recall prin ciple, suggested the recall of the former mayor of Los Angeles and Is entitled to credit for the political house cleaning. It has published an editorial entitled "The Recall Is Here to Stay. It Has Proved Its Great Value." This simple avowal from the ex associate leader of the pro-vice press bears testimony to the fact that The Herald, in Its advocacy of the truth, has accomplished the most extraordi nary reformation of modern times. It also shows the marvelous aptitude of the Examiner for flip-flopping when It thinks it will lose prestige and circula tion by having the courage of its un popular yellow opinions. The Examiner would form a valuable addition to the circus. Nothing In the list of attractions offered by the big show is more striking than the flip fiopness of Mr. Hearst. When this per former takes the ring let all others look to their laurels. "Now," thunders the announcer through his speaking trumpet, "now will appear the great est marvel of the ages, the saffron king of political contortlonism! The one, and only! Watch him work! While you think he is here, he is there, and when you have made up your mind he Is there, he is here. The swiftest lightning change artist of modern ■times. Now you see him, and now you don't. Whatever he says, he doesn't do; and whatever he -doesn't do, he says. The champion flip-flopper of modern times will now do that most marvelous and phenomenal acrobatic feat called flipping the flop on the re call." All other performances in other rings are suspended. There is a minute of breathless silence. A long roll from the drums, a blare of trumpets, and before the bewildered public stands the wonderful William, bowing and smiling in his new role of recall advocate. Look out for his editorial utterance claiming all the credit. Somebody in his office is grinding It out for him now. He has already said: "The recall is here to stay. No amount of chicanery on the part of practical politicians, criminal trusts or oppressive corpora tions will ever get it removed—at least from the charter of this city. With it the people have come to their own, and, appreciative of the fact, they are not going to take a step backward. What is still more to the point, the country at large is awakening to the fact that the recall Is the proper method of con trolling those who would be unfaithful stewards. Chicago is putting it into its charter. New York city is agitat ing It and may put It In its charter. The day is surely coming when the initiative, the referendum and the re call will be a part of our national and state laws, as well as being Included in national charters." When the man who writes the Ex aminer editorials under the norn de j plume of William Randolph Hearst had ended this piece of work he leaned back in his chair and remarked re flectively to the yellow office cat: "And once more we have proved the truth of the old saying, 'Hindsight is better than foresight.' " INDICTMENT IT IS reported that at least one In dictment already has been found by the special grand jury, and the news is causing consternation among pro-vice politicians who not long ago wire weaving bold, brazen faces and threatening to bring libel suits; and also in the offices of newspapers which were misguided enough to espouse the cause of the enemies of Los Angeles and to heap cheap ridicule and Bil iingsgivte abuse on the champions of civic decency and the friends of good government. Now that the grand Jury is finding indictments, the former jeerers and jesters are right sad and sorrowful. The pro-vice cause "does not look good to them any more." It will be Interesting to watch how the various unhappy newspapers which committed themselves to a bad cause with unreasoning and unseasonable en thusiasm will "save their faces" in those parlous days for pro-vice In terests. An Indictment Is not necessarily a conviction. Nay, it Is not always a trial. At the same time it is an unde niable fact of a most unpleasant, dis agreeable nature for the person In dicted and for all connected with him or associated with him in any way, directly or Indirectly. And eeiually dis agreeable is it for newspaper pro-vice partisans. LAND GRABBING BY the anti-land grab bill the land reserves will be protected from speculators. School lands will be sold at public auction and other safeguards ot publicity will be thrown about land transactions. It is clearly contrary to the spirit and Intention of such transactions that they should be manipulated for speculative purposes. As social needs become more and more urgent, and as the population is in creased, it becomes more and more im portant that all of the rights of the public should be safeguarded. Thera is opposition to the bill. Grove Johnson of Sacramento is leading thai opposition. The success of the measure would be a deathblow to an industry that has filled many pockets and con tributed gieatly to the worldly success of many wealthy citlseM. It would be an end to land grabbing and a rebuke of that Interference between the people of the United Stales and the rights of the people of the United States which, exhibited in many departments of activ ity besides land dealing, has been tho cause of much trouble and discontent. Every meaiurt which Is clearly for the good of the people should receive en thusiastic popular supports LOS ANGELES HERALP: SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 20, 1009. This Way to the Rubbish Heap! -~ • _ CHAFIN'S FALLACY EUGENE CHAFIN, recently candi date of the Prohibition party for president, who is- now in Los An geles, represents a narrow and mie ehief-making fallacy. Mark you. wo do not refer to the movement or the cause. Advocates of temperance are by no means confined to the Prohibi tion party nor is Mr. Chafin the only temperance leader in the United States. But he represents the fallacy that a political party, embracing all sorts and conditions of men, with all varieties of business and social interests, ct:n be built up out of one. kind of men, representing- one political and one social interest. Mr. Chafin, after having been in Los Angeles thirty-six hours, was Inter viewed by one of the obstructionist pro-vice papers, and "without hesita tion" said Alexander "would not do." This should make hundreds of votes for Mr. Alexander to swell .the over whelming majority by which he will be elected mayor of Los Angeles. The people of this city are capable of managing their own affairs, and re fuse to be dictated to by one of the "red herring" candidates used to at tract away votes from Mr. Bryan in the presidential election. If Mr. Chafln will devote the rest of his life to championing the principle he represents, and by urging it in such an effective way that it will be taken up by one of the greater political par ties and embodied in the next plat form he will have achieved a triumph in constructive statesmanship. The Prohibitionists can do lots of good, but not by making a separate, office hunt ing party of themselves, and by caus ing confusion, and perhaps interfering with the election of a good citizen simply because he refuses to utter their shibboleth. Prohibition Is not a party. It is a principle. If Mr. Chafln understood the local situation better he would never have lent himself to the wily anti-recall plotters. But a man who becomes oracular and positive with re gard to the affairs of Los Angeles after having been In the city for thirty-six hours cannot do much harm. No self-respecting citizen of Los An geles can possibly regard seriously Mr. Chalin's condemnation of that excel lent, clean, conscientious citizen, George Alexander. That would bo too ridiculous. DEPLORABLE DEPLORABLE and unnee»ssary was the sacrifice of little Terry Smith, who was drowned in a. deep pond near Pasadena avenue and Avenue 62. The treacherous mud hole should not have been there, but litiga tion has prevented the draining of the water. The quarreling parties would rather go to law, and spend money and waste time on court proceedings, than spend tfio amount of money that would have been necessary for the removal of this death trap from a residential dis trict. The city endeavored to drain the water through a culvert, but own ers of property across which ditches would have to be dug to allow the wa ter to be drained into tho Arroyo Seco objected, and enjoined the city from performing the work; and since the injunction was granted the water has stood then,, becoming: daily deeper, waiting to drown poor little Terry Smith. In a ease like that we should think common sense would suggest the water should have been drained flrst and then tho question of responsibility for the necessary payment settled. If there are any other bottomless mud holes, deep ponds and death traps any where, they should be attended to and made late without delay. One disgrace like the preventable and unnecessary death of Terry Smith is enough In the history of any city. Isn't is about time some "Greater Los Angeles" Hags and badges were in evidence? IMPORTANT MEETING ' AT Blanchard hall tonight there will be a big rally of the supporters of George Alexander. Most of the leaders who took part in the recall movement will be present. All the is sues of the campaign will be clearly presented by splendid orators; and, among other things, the legal phase of the movement will be fully discussed. The law on the subject will be set forth and It will be shown why a re call election must be held. There should be, and doubtless will be, a big attendance at this meeting, which will be one of the most impor tant of the campaign. All citizens who wish to acquire Information on the re call and everything pertaining to It should attend this gathering, at which the discussion of the entire subject In every phase will be accurately in structive and illuminating. INFAMOUS BILL GROVE L. JOHNSON'S change of venue bill is as bold and as bare- i faced an attempt to defeat the ends of justice as ever was made by or for any plotters or schemers since first the lawless element In society be gan to plot and scheme against the lawabiding. Francis^J. Heney points out that If the infamous Johnson measure should become a law every man against whom Indictments have been found will bo able to get his case transferred to a court presided over by a friendly Judge and the efficiency of the graft prosecu tion will be impaired. A measure of this kind is obviously drawn in the aid of grafters and not drawn in the aid of the people or in the interests of justice. As Mr. Heney declares the Johnson bill will seri ously embarrass the San Francisco graft prosecutions and all similar pros ecutions in this state. It Is an infa mous plan to defeat justice and pre vent the people of California from get ting a square deal. OBSTRUCTION BY appeal to the courts for an injunction, enemies of the reca'.l are endeavoring to block the elec tion, and to bring to naught both the good Intentions of Mayor Stephens and the plans of the citizens who nomi nated George Alexander. The applicant for the injunction seeks to restrain city officials from holding the recall elec tion. The supporters of Harper, who are responsible for this move, are not actuated by motives of patriotism or of regard for Los Angeles. They see what they think Is an opportunity of thwarting the plans of citizens who have hitherto had by far the best of it in the fight for good government. Having been whipped all along the line in the open, the machine men will now try some bushwhacking, not with the hope of accomplishing anything for their lost cause, but with the hope of making trouble for citizens whose in terest in the good government and welfare of Los Angeles led them to take a series of steps of which tho recall election will be the last. POWER PRESIDENT TAFT In his address on Grover Cleveland said: "We hear much In these days of tha usurpation of legislation by the ex ecutive branch. As long as the legis lative branch has the power of the purse the danger of executive usurpa tion is imaginary. The real danger rises from the disposition of the legis lative branch to assume that it has the omnipotence of parliament and may completely control the discretion con ferred upon the executive by the con stitution." The president emphasizes a point to which attontlon has been called by The Herald. The difference between the United Kingdom and tha United States is not, as many fondly suppose, the difference between a king-ruled state and a republic, but the difference between a people-ruled state and a re public. Parliament, as the presWent says, is "omnipotent." No human being in the United Kingdom has the power of the president of the United States, who is today one of the most powerful rulers in the world. Members of the recall campaign com mittee and the Municipal league units In an appeal to friends of the recall movement and supporters of Mr. Alex ander to contribute to the campaign expense fund. There are many neces sary expenses which must be met, and for the sake of the complete ani triumphant vindication of the recall principle all who are Interested in the election of the people's candidate for mayor should help to finance this great and memorable flght for good govern ment. A produce dealer says people are not rating as much as they used to. He complains they have the same old food habit, but think the purchase of any but the plainest kind of victuals 1b a waste of money. He blames not pov erty, but diet reform which followed the eating economies that had to be practiced after the panic and strin gency. Citizens are not as extrava gant as they were before the pinch. Ambassador Bryce must have jarred the good people who have been inno cently calling him an Englishman when he said: "Municipal government has a tendency to become partisan ere as elsewhere. In England perhaps one half of the municipal elections are fought along party lines. In Scotland that is the exception, and I do not observe that municipal councils are any the worse in that country." "By a fortuitous concatenation of circumstances the esoterl&,apteryx was resoluted into a mink-hating deroga tion, upon which the invertebrate sa gacity of the coruscating lizard of the north, with his pale pink back dipped in the dyes of Aurora, divulged." This is a home-made specimen of Timesese, the new occult language. Isn't it like the real article? Tale held celebrations at _ios An geles and New York last night. The New York men had President Tatt for a guest of honor, and tho Los An geles men had another good, robust, typical American leader. Carter Har rison, formerly mayor of Chicago. Tho Yale yell rang and resounded clear across the continent. Says Ambassador Bryce: "It Is (l thoroughly democratic idea that those who represent the best citizenship of the municipality should put them selves, with their ability and ex perience, at the disposal of the legisla ture; of the land for working out tho problems of government." Los Angeles is the most interesting city in the United States, and at present is the chief center of attraction Everybody is "looking this way," in order to see how the good citizens will defeat the tricksters and elect triumphantly ."Honest George" Alex ander as mayor. "It may seem to some as If the Times had the great southwest on the brain." —Times. We knew something was the matter, but had no idea It was as seri ous' as our neighbor says it is. We hope the cranial oppression may be relieved speedily. Would trepanning do any good? What has become of the man who tried to call the champions and friends of good, honest municipal government "pink socks?" Can it be he himself Is now wearing pink socks? Greater Los Angeles will be a model municipalit., distinguished for good government and for high etandards of citizenship Harper Bewails the Base Ingratitude of Walter Parker THE statement published by former Mayor A. C. Harper of Los An gelaa, explaining ''his retirement from office under fire, Is one of the most pitiable confessions ever made by a dis ci-edited public official. Mr. Harper would be a pathetic figure if his, posi tion Were not one to provoke contempt rather than pity. The most significant feature of the' "statement" Issued by I Mr, Harper is the confession that ho | wns the creature of Walter Parker, the political factotum of Herrln in Loa An gelea politics. Harper declares that he Would not have resigned even at the (I. mam] of Mr. Earl of the Los An yeles Express under threat of exposure had lio not been abandoned by Walter Parker, which left him politically without a "leg to stand upon." This Indicates the, base ingratitude of Parker and the "organization" In throwing Harper down when he had become no discredited that he could no longer be useful. I*arker and his coterie of Southern Pacific machine politicians evidently thought that tlioy were executing a masterly coup by per mitting Harper to resign, hoping there by to confuse the reform elements who had put Into execution the machinery of the recall. In this, however, they apparently counted without their host, for they were umhl* to force the ma chtne candidate. Smith, upon the coun- Roosevelt's Associate Scores Modern Social Conditions f] UESTS at the annual dinner of Uthe Amhorst Alumni association of Boston and vlolnlty listened to some live talk the other day by Rev. Lyman Abbott, D. D., editor of the Outlook, with whom Theodore Roosevelt is* to be as sociated. In the course of his renmrks Dr. Abbott said that as he had been made a doctor of laws, he would talk of laws, some very old ones, which ho sometimes thought havo be«n forgot ten in America, says the Oakland En quirer. He pointed out that the health of the nation depends on its moral health, and that this in turn rest, on obedience to four old laws of the He brews—"Thou shalt not kill, thou Bhalt not steal, thou shalt not commit adul tery and thou shalt not bear false wit ness." "Perhaps because I am old, perhaps because I am conservative (laughter), but It seems to me that these laws do not mean what they did in the time of Moses," said Dr. Abbott. "The right of man, of property, of the family, of the individual, have all grown larger and more difficult to handle. "In one year more men, women and children are killed on our American railroads than were killed by the Rus sian army in thnt greatest of modern battles, the battle of Mukden. W« take little children from the schools and playgrounds, and grind 'em up in mills and factories—not In Massachu setts, I believe. "We take women from their homes and the care of their babos and put them Into factories, too, to eke ovit the wages of the fathers of their children. And the supreme court of the United States has declared that It Is right for the state to interpose and prevent this, because the life of the nntlon depends Crime Is Punished But the Criminal Is Not Reformed PRISONERS who go to Folsom or San Quentin are usually either put to work In the rock quarry or the jute mills. They are given no opportunity to acquire useful knowl edge of a trade so that when they do again leave jail they can earn an hon est living. Dismissed at the prison doors, #>n release they go out with •*■ new suit of clothes and $5 in caßh, says the Humboldt Standard. There are two ways of looking at this problem. One is to affirm that the ex-prisoner is placed at an enor mous disadvantage; he is punished lor his crime by a penitentiary sentence and then Is punished again when he comes out by being branded as an "ex convict" and still further disqualified from getting along in the world bo cause -possessed of no useful knowl edge that would enable the earning of an honest living. The.other vlnw lnoks The State Press Party Men "Shall the Republican party shoulder the sins of Irwin and Summerland?' asks the Call, referring to the two most distinguished members of the state railroad commission. Well, has anyone suggested a method by which the Democratic party can be made to shoulder the sins of those men? They are In ofllce as party men, are they not? As Republican party men, are they not?— Francisco Star. -*- - Beets Pay The farmers at Huntlngton Beach, in Southern California, have decided not to plant any celery, lima beans or small vegetables this year, but will confine their operations almost entire ly to sugar beets. There is no doubt but what it pays to grow beets when one knows how to take care of them, and does it.—Visalia Times. Thomas' Tarry A. L. Thomas of the Mount Pleas ant Record, near Templeton, was shak ing hands with his numerous friends in the county seat today. Mr. Thomas goes to Arroyo Grande for a short business vls'.t ami expects to return to the city tomorrow for several days' tarry.—San Luis Obispo Breeze. -4— Alack.a.Day! "The woman's idea of modern in dustry," observes the reverend editor of the Outlook, "is to play bridge whist morning and night; her idea or modern life is to have somo one else support her." Alack-a-day, doctor, that such things should be.—Fresno Republican. Philanthropist The American farmer is a ■ philan thropist, in a way. He may carry Into his hundred labors the inspiring thought that millions of peoplo in for eign lands, across seas and in distant climes, look to him for their daily bread.—Pasadena Star. Naked Truth The Gorman religious sect, which has turned loose in the forest without clothing-t apparently stands for the na ked truth.—San Luis Obispo Breeze. Horrid According to a contemporary, the ac tresß "looked lovely wearing a bunch of spring violets." la that all?— San Diego Tribune. (Oakland Enquirer.) ell as Harper's successor, and that body, deferring to public sentiment, elecfed as temporary mayor William D. Stephens, who refused to take the office except under a condition that he should serve only until March 26. the day set for the election under the recall In voked against former Mayor Harper, In opposition to whom the reform ele ment of Los Angeles has nominated | George Alexander. Mr. Stephens Is a I man personally uftobjectlonable; In fact. Mr. Stephens might have had the nomination of tho anti-Harper element when the recall was Invoked If he would have consented to make a cam paign. In any event, the Incident of Harper's forced retirement has given the upper hand In Los Angeles to the elements opposed to the Southern Pacific p-lltlcal machine, managed by Walter "arker and the organization In alliance with the Los Angeles Times. It has alao turned the spot light upon the manner in which Parker has manipu lated local politics, 'vhlle It has shown tho utter faithlessness of the Southern Pacific boss In abandoning Harper to his fate. When he could not servo them they "left him naked to his ene mies." The pitiable position of Harper abandoned to his fate by the faithless Parker ought to be a warning to poli ticians of this stmnp who serve the ma chine and the organization In Califor nla. on the lives of Its mothers. And for onco in Its hlntory, tho supreme court was unanimous. 'Thou shalt not JtlH' means more than the polgnard or the poison today, In these complex modern times. '•What Is meant by 'Thou «halt not steal?' To whom belong the mines and the forests? We havu said, 'He may have them who can get them," and we have shaved our hills as a man shaves his face with a razor. We have dug copper and coal until we can see our nation Impoverished in the time of our own grandchildren. It's time for u« tn wnke up. "The tramp that, wrecks a .train Is in tho criminal class; we put him in prison. How about the man who wrecks the railroad—the financier? I'm Kiad to any we're beginning to put him in prison, too, Tho man who lakes my purse violates the right of prop erty—he gets something for nothing— but he who goes Into our exchanges for the purpose not of adding to th» wealth of the nation, but to get an other's money is dishonest—the only difference between him and the limn with n roulette wheol is that he's more successful. "There havp been frrnntod 140 di vorces In the rnito.l States rvery day except Sunday for twenty year*. Tho 1 family is the b.-tsls of the state; de stroy the state, burn the churches, Bi bles and ministers, runt leave the fam ily and the family will reconstruct all the rest. Destroy the family and th.) rest will fall to pieces. "The only dlfferencfi between the Connecticut Puritan—where the aver age divorce to marriage in one In nine —and the Mormon is that the Puritan drives his wives tundom and the Mor mon drives his abreast." at the problem from the standpoint of the gtate. If the man is turnt-d loose with a heart rankling at his real or imagined wrongs, If he finds himself a sort of outlaw or pariah, and Is so handicapped that he cannot earn an honest : I viper unless he be a man of unusual abilities or have special con nections, then the state runs the great est possible danger of having to deal with the ex-convict again for some new crime he may commit. In either i ase only half the object of the prison sentence has been carried out. Th« crime has been punished, but no re ferm has been >Hf ltd. It Is in view of theso considerations that many of our states have established special n t'ormatorles, such ;:« that at Klniira, N. V., which has accomplished a nota ble work and one worthy of Imitation in California. It Is time prison work in California wore carefully revised and brought clown to date. Far and Wide Not Alway- Buncombe "Not unwise or excessive paternal ism," declares President Taft, would be the prompt onactment by congress of "a proper postal savings bank bill." Besides, such a law would fulfill a promise of the Republican platform. As wo understand It, platforms not al ways are framed for purposes of bun combe. Many voters who lend to them support believe their pledges should be carried to execution.—St. Louis Times. Healthful Season Approaches Philadelphia's baseball organization has been purchased by the dominant politicians of that city. From which it is inferred th:it when city employes wish to go to the games It will not be necessary to have such a high mortal ity rate among their grandmothers.— Fittsburjj Dispatch. Franklin on Tariff Benjamin Franklin described a high tariff as something wanted by Its ad vocates "for their private interests un der pretense of public good." It Is true all the same, even if Benjamin Frank lin had not said It.—Centre (Pa.) Dem ocrat. Not Until Now Thomas C. Platt retires after having been for fifty-two years in polltlcat life. Can anybody recall anything he has, done for the benefit of the public during that time?— Chicago Record- Herald. Mean Boston Is shocked over the revelation that President Eliot cannot milk a cow. This is an underhand way of trying to prevent his selection as ambassador to Great Britain.—Philadelphia Inquirer. -+- Wire Pullers The "wireless" at the Philadelphia city hall will be fo» use only in emer gencies. For ordinary occasions there will be wires and men to pull them. — New York Tribune. —♦— Another Mr Carnegie has offered a dlplodocus to the University of Bologna. They will soon be as plenty as poodles if thia keeps up.—Plttsburg Gazette-Times. Bubbling Indications are numerous that Mr. Harrlman Is bubbling over with advice ho would like to give concerning the Panama canal.— Washington Star.