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WALKEt—Musical r>ur!esque. REVOLUTION FERRER is rig-htly called by our morning Republican contemporary a Spanish educator—as well as a convicted revolutionist. In fact, he was an educator first —a revolution ist afterward. He was a revolution ist only because he found that under present conditions in Spain it was im possible to establish the popular, pub lic school system of education which he saw must be established if his fel low countrymen were to win back a place of honor and importance among the nations. The truth about most of the mod ern revolutionary movements is they are caused by wrongs far more se rious than those which moved the colonies to repudiate the crown. As this nation is enjoying the results of the uprising our forefathers called "the GLORIOUS Revolution," common decency should induce every American to take at least a friendly interest in revolutionary movements in other lands. He should inquire whether, in yielding assent to the Tory papers at home and abroad which stigmatize revolutionists as "Reds," •'rascals" and what not, he may not uncon- BCiously be doing violence to the mem ories of the great American dead who, some on the gallows, some on the battlefield, gave their lives in order •to establish the American revolution ary principle which still serves as a constant inspiration and encourage- ment to reformers and revolutionists in all parts of the world: "THAT TO SECURE THESE UN ALIENABLE RIGHTS, LIFE, LIH ERY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAP PINESS, GOVERNMENTS ARE IN ; TITUTED AMONG MEN, DERIV ING THEIR JUST POWERS FROM THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED, THAT WHENEVER ANY FORM OF GOVERNMENT BECOMES DE STRUCTIVE OF THESE ENDS IT IS THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ALTER OR ABOLISH IT AND TO INSTITUTE A NEW GOVERN MENT." BARBARIC HONESTY I)BV. DR. RATNSFORD In an article | published in the Outlook asks, » "Can Africa be civilized?" In the course of the article he says: "You can leave a bunch of cows, sheep or goats for yours in a Mas.sai or Nandi mun yuta (village) and be quite certain that an accurate tally will be kept and de livered to you of every calf, lamb or kid born in your absence; the beasts thiit died or were killod by wild ani mals, and every particular regarding your property will be accurately re membered and accounted fur." We ar. not surprised that Dr. Rains ford asks "CAN Africa be civilized?" Think of any community being so far behind thu times as the African com munity described by him. Such primi tive barbaric honwty is staggering, and there is small wonder .some people regard the case of the Darkest Africans! as hopeless. CANDIDATES GOOD GOVERNMENT will have its opportunity at the primaries. There the citizens of Los An ■ geles can select candidates who will represent the city creditably nnd worthily and do its work In n work manlike and businesslike manner. Mayor George Alexander probably will be chosen as candidate for mayor, and his re-election by a big: majority Is certain to follow his nomination. Good citizens are united in approv ing the candidatures of Harry J. Le lamle for city clerk, Captain Hance for treasurer, Walter Mallard for assessor, Clarence M. Tagrgart for tax collector and John S. Myers for city auditor. Our city Is fortunate in the pros- ' pect of the Improvement of the coun- j Cll by a process that we may describe j as "remodeling-." The candidates for j the remodeled council are men of; whom their fellow citizens are proud, i Judge John D. Works is known far and wide as well as locally. Indeed, he Is a national character, and his se lection aa councilman would give Los Angeles a national advertisement of a highly desirable kind. Other able and excellent citizens talked of in connec tion with council nominations are W, J. Washburn, Miles Gregory, J. J. An- drewa, Martin Betkouski, George Williams and Richmond Plant. For the sake of the schools and the educational system of Los Angeles, It Is highly desirable the present mem bers of the school board should be re nominated and elected. They are Jo seph Scott, Fielding J. Stilson, J. M. Guinn, Roger S. Page, H. W. Frank, Melville Dozier and F. W. Steddom. If good candidates are put In the field good citizens will be elected to office. We think the candidates mentioned form a list that might be quoted in any city and In any ■company in proof of the high character and ability of the citizenship of Los Angeles. IVINS REVIVED WILLIAM MACCHIAVELLI IV INS, at the age of one hundred or upward, seems to have re curred as a political force in Greater New York. For a time, what with Investigations and one thing and an other, W. M. had about as much chance of making any political impression on voters as the proverbial herring has of swimming in ice water in hades. New York suffered from too much Ivins«-and this was years and years ago, and he wasn't a young man then. He was elderly, and red and wrinkled, and he had a famous smile and a wonderful sneer, and for ways that were dark and for tricks that were V W. Maechiavelli was peculiar, which the same a great many poli ticians and other people were prepared to maintain. We do not mean to insinuate he did anything "irregular." Oh, dear no. He knew too much for that. He was never the kind of politician who would be "caught with the goods," any more than was his whilom opponent anl junior, Richard Do-the-boys Croker, who, mayhap, may have taken some of his inspiration from Ivins. Ivins was a machine man, hut the machine became Ivinsizfd and finally wi nt to pieces. Among the ruins could be discerned the form of Ivlns, and people said he was mangled beyond recognition—but not he. Sometimes it pays to be "on the outs." It gives a fpllow time for rest, recreation, recuperation. It gives him an opportunity to strengthen the weak places in his system and to watch closely what others are doing. Not infrequently it has happened men who have kicked out a successful man and have been heedless of his return to aggressiveness have really saved that successful man a great deal of worry by trying his experiments for him. When they fail —and fail they must some time—that Is his psychological moment, and in he "butts," like Ivlns, himself reconstructed politically and morally—or shall we say politico morally—and prepared to reconstruct everybody and everything. Most people did not expect to see Ivlns on state craft ground again until the general resurrection of the politicians, but he seems to have anticipated the trumpet blast. And perhaps he is palming him self off —this gray and weather-beaten ghost—on green Bill Hearst for a new man! Quien sabe? GROSSLY CARELESS C CHAUFFEURS, professional or ama . teur, who creep up behind poople ' who are walking and run them down are not much more respectable than cold-blooded murderers. They know their locomotive is almost silent, and thiit unless some warning; is given to people using" the road these people will not be able to get out of the way In time. Users of automobiles own it to themselves to eliminate from auto mobiling such Infernal carelessness as that which caused the death of John Carno and the serious injury of his brother Peter. The published account says: "An AU TOMOBILE CAME UP BEHIND THEM AND BOWLED THEM BOTH OVEIi, killing John and knocking Peter unconscious for a while." There are citizens who can tell Bto ries of narrow escapes from a fate like that which overtook the Carno Moth ers. A chauffeur who fails to give warning of his approach when there are pedestrians on the road ahead should be deprived of the privilege of steering an automobile. One of the members of the framed up school board which it is vainly hOfMd will support the never-can-be Mushet administration is named Den nis. It's a line name. He should pass it around to his fellow victims on the push ticket. All of them will be quali fied to use it. We hope sincerely Theodore Roose v.tlt won't be inveigled into the Cook- Peary row. The outlook, the magazine which brags he is its associate or con tributing editor, shows dangerous symptoms of developing Polar bias. LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MOKMNC, PCTOHKR 10. 1000. VOTE THE BONDS PRESIDENT TAFT'S reminder that Provldenoe helps tho»a who help themselves should bo sufficient to assure the success of the $3,tino,oon har bor bonds and $3,500,000 Owen's river power Issue which will be put to vote on Wednesday, January 26. President Taft while in Los Angeles said: "Thi re is another ground upon which I base my prophecy th:U you "ill get all that you need for your harbor. In making appropriations for harbors, the river* and harbors committee goes a good deal on the old proverb that Providence' helps those who help themselves, and they are very much more inclined to give an appropriation for improving the harbor if the city to which it belongs is putting its own money into the en terprise." AVords could not be plainer, and the citizens of Los Angeles should be grate ful to President Taft for his frankness, and by«vofing the harbor and power bonds should make certain congress will grant an appropriation sufficient to dredge the whole harbor to a depth of thirty feet. > Los Angeles is in honor bound to de velop and improve the magnificent har bor which has added immeasurably to her resources and possibilities and has made her metropolitan leadership of the far west as absolutely certain as the rising of the sun and the going down thereof. Vote the bonds, and make provision for warehouses and for public wharvi and docks. With a thoroughly well equipped and improved harbor and with power for transportation and for manu facturing purposes, Greater Loa An geles will be the greatest maritime and manufacturing city of the far west. Vote the bonds, and let the glorious history of our enterprising and suc cessful city be continued enti rprlsingly and successfully, in the LOS ANGKI.Krf WAY. THE PHILIPPINES TOTAL Importations from the Phil ippines in August, 1909, amounted Hi $1,821,135, against $514,D19 in August, last year, and for the eight months ending with August, 1909, $6, --427,189, against $5,496,289 in the eight months of 1908 and $7,567,252 in the cor responding months of 1907. President Tuft's frequently expressed solicitude for the Philippines seems to be partly based on the fact that their industrial prosperity is largely attributable to the care exercised by the government to prevent the process known as "ex ploitation." Enterprising captains of industry and finance would have looted the Philip pines if it had not been for the Influence and authority exorcised by American officials. In tact, Filipinos frequently made complaints of unfair play, but the rigorous and vigorous system of justice, instituted by President Taft still lingers. His principal trouble was to keep all within the scope of his influence honest, nnd it is not Improbable he may have encountered difficulties of like naturo nearer home. The Roosevelt policies, to which he is pledged, are founded on the maxim, "Honesty is the best poli tics." That an American colony or protectorate should have to pay duties to the guardian country seems to be somewhat inconsistent with certain memorable facts in American history. But the facts are old; and drcum stances alter cases. Cass Gilbert, president of the Ameri can Institute of Architects, says the California bungalow is not the Indian bungalow, but a distinct California type, produced by evolution. Hurrah for the highly superior style of bun galow made In California! Los Angeles is in training fur w -st ern supremacy and the premiership of the Pacific. They can "holler their heads off," but they can't stop her. "Legally Executed" UTILITIES ORDINANCE IT IS expected the Municipal leagues Initiative petitions *o put "in commission" before the electorate the league's plan for a public utilities commission will be ready for signature this morninff. One will be r.t TIM Her ald office. Mayor Alexnirln'r nr<s vetoing the Drom^old utilities ordinance will go to the city council today, and it is believed th> ordinaire will fail to survive the veto, and the question of bringing the bona fde utilities ordinance into practical poli tics will then be before the people. The league's ordinance hos been sub mitted to experts, who have investi gated it carefully and pronounced it from a legal viewpoint a thoroughly sound measure, while from the popular viewpoint it is patriotic. It looks as if T-ns Angeles would have a public utilities ordinance, after all. It is regrettable two English players were hurt In the local football match between Scotland and England. Stu dents of racial philosophy agree con tests of this kind should not be en couraged, unless under exceptional cir- cumstances. After all, there is an ele ment in human nature called "atavism," and it is always foolish to trifle with it in cases of men representing races that at any time have been antagon istic Alfonso is scared into trying to put the blame on someone else. No wonder, since Victor Grayson in the British par liament .says (with applause) that if the head of every king of Europe was torn from his body it would not half pay the price of Ferrer's life. Alfred Austin's poem, "The Adaman tine Mind," is either conscious or un conscious plagiarism, and we prefer to think It Is unconscious. Austin's verses are a paraphrase of the work of the gentleman who thanked the gods for his "unconquerable soul." Now, if Mr. Mushet bad only given the school children of Los Angeles a square deal how differept everything might have beeen. Ah, of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, it might have been. Truth crushed to earth will rise again; but it must be admitted politi cal truth gets a good many knock down blows, evon in the land of ths free and the home of the brave. The easiest way to keep the rascals out Is to keep the rascals from running for office. Good government begins at the primaries. Willie Boy killed himself with his last cartridge. A sufficiently dramatic ending to B perturbed life. Greater Los Angeles has no use for smaller men. IN THE NIGHT ODELL SHEPARD ■mani L'T of the night she came to me, Hul Into the dark she went — Now no more than a name to me, laJtfjl A dear dream thai God sent. It was a dearer dream to me Than any rhyme can tell: Her name will ever seem to me Sweeter than evening bell. She filled life's empty cup to me Brimful, a moment's space, With soft eyes looking up to me To drink to her dear face. ( hit of the dark she came to me, Through the night she tvent away; But the night is never the same to me She left a hope of day! Public Letter Box TO CORRESPONDENTS— Intended for publication must bo accompanied by the name and Hddrettt of the writer. Tho Herald gives the widest latitude In correspondent*, but assumes no responsibility for their view*. WOULD PUNISH DEFAMERS OF MEXICO IF THEY ARE WRONG LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16.—[Editor Herald]: 1 have road your editorial on conditions In Mexico with more than passing Interest. What of all these charges against President Diaz, any how? The Appeal to Reason and many other free lame papers have been out- Bpoken In their arraignment of tho Mexican president. The American Magazine articles supplement this with startling and revolting recitals. Are these articles true? If not, then it seems to me our government ran not consistently pass over this ruthless as sault on the honorable president of tills southern republic. It is charged that hundreds of thou sands of chattel slaves are held by the capitalists of Mexico with the support and eonnlvanoe of the government, it is also• affirmed that the Mexican constitution has no significance, Diase having assumed the role of dictator; the constabulary of the country being us.'ii to suppress free speech and to hound to death the men who dare re s' Ht this tyranny. It is asserted that Magon, YUlarreal and Rivera, the three Mexicans who were arrested here in Los Angeles and held for so many month?, were guilty of no crime save that of patriotism and that our federal officials assisted the Diaz government In order to serve the Interests of capi talists? who are pouring United States capital into Mexico and whose interests can hest be served by continuing the present policy of despotism. It is charged that this has been done by the connivance of the two governments. Is it true? If one-tenth of the charges which have been printed in United States magazines and newspapers are true, then Diaz is a monster; a fiend Incar nate, a worse than Nero or Russian Nicholas. If these things are not true our gov ernment owes it to the republic of the south to institute criminal proceedings against all these national defamers. REV. T. W. WILLIAMS. DEPLORES FACT THAT WORKMEN WASTE MONEY LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16.—[Editor Herald]: I read in the Letter Box of October 14, a letter from Lineman, in which he seems inclined to make light or those who "bemoan" the manner in which workmen spend their money and leave their (amities in destitution. His letter would indicate, from its general makeup, that he is one of a class such as the writer met many years ago in attending Sunday evening meetings at Burbank hall during my sojourn in your city, that would like to have short hours and big pay; -then spend it over the bar and for sawdust soaked in tobacco juice or for black navy; some thing that would enable them to squirt ten feet without any effort on their part In July, 1907, I heard "Mother Jones," one of the same class, make a speech on a Sunday evening in the courthouse plnza at Prescott, Ariz., in which she subjected one Murphy, the man v. Im had been the making of that town, to everything she could think of Makers of Farm Machinery Frederic J. Haskin HHK manufacturers of agricul tural implements in the I'nit ed States are holding their annual convention In Chicago this week, In conjunction with the dealers in their product. They are there many thou sand strong, and will dlacuaa many in tlng trade problems before the con vention ends. Thai they have B vast field of patronage t" cater to is shown by the fact that the farmers of tlio United States have nearly a billion dol lars invested in farm implements and machinery. This is constantly wearing out and being replaced by new ma chinery, and it is estimated that the average term in which It all must be replaced is ten years. To build a bil ii..ii dollars' worth of now machinery , decade and sell it means work and wealth for many men. The man who is now four score years old has seen more progress in farming than all of the hundreds of generations thai went before him. He has lived from the day of the little hand sicklo to the time of the machines that cut. thresh, bag and weigh the wheat as it goes. He remembers tho day of the "bull tongue" shovel plow, the stumpy "new" ground and the ox team, and sees his son handling a steam pms plow that can plow as many acres of ground in an hour as he could In two days. He sees the check-rower taking the place of a painful dropping of corn from hill to hill by hand, and the mod ern force feed grain drill taking the place of the "sower of seed" who spread it broadcast by hand. Instead of the scythe, the band rake and the pitchfork for cutting and storing the hay, he sees the mower, the tedder, the buggy rake, the hay-loader and the horse power hay fork. Instead of the old-fashioned flail with which the boys pounded out the wheat and rye and oats on the long winter days, and of its successor, the "ground hog" thresher, he sees the up-to-date threshing machine that handles as much wheat in an hour as a half dozen men could thresh in a week in the old way. The road to market that was once forty miles long and a succession of mud puddles, la now a macadam road thai can be traveled in an hour. And so the story of progress might be reeled off for columns. little wonder, then, that the statis ticians tell us that only about 35 per cent of the people of the United States today are engaged in growing the food and 'the fiber pf the nation. Eighty years ago over SO per cent of them were so engaged, and they could not raise enough for home consumption— they had to buy from Kurope. Today the per capita consumption is much higher than it was then, and we export enough to feed and clothe no mean na tion, and yet 35 per cent of the people do all the farm work. If we were to cut cut the exports we now have, and add as much in imports in proportion as our lathers imported, it would be found thai 26 per cent of our pepole are en gaged in doing the work that required mi per cent of thew seventy-five years aS°- . . . Although the United States has made BUCh remarkable progress in the re duction of the amount of labor required to grow a given quantity of food and fiber, the rest of the world lias not kept pace, and is it estimated that even HOW TO per cent of the energy of all the people of the world is directed to the prime essential of life—the growing of things to oat and things to wear. Eu rope has largely failed to keep pace with America, the labor supply being so plentiful that.hand labor is cheaper in many farm operations than machine labor, And then it is obvious that the small farmer of Europe cannot afford to equip his farm as does the large farmer of America. Half the world still gains Its living with the ma chete, the bolo or the hoe. Some have attributed the remarkable growth of the agricultural interests of the United States to the railroads. However, statisticians show that it was the agricultural interests that made the railroads. When one comes 1o com pare the first fifteen years of the rail road with the first fifteen years of the reaper and other farm machinery, he sees conclusively that although the rail road was first on the scene it was the later arriving reaper that enabled it to take part in the development of the country. The United States leads the world in the manufacture of agricultural implements, as well as in their use. Jn fact, nearly all of the nations of the earth get the greater pnrt of their farm machinery from the United States. The capital Invested in im plement factories amounts, to more than $200,000,000, while the value of the annual output amounts to about $125,000,000. The factories are turning out half a million cultivators a year, the same number of harrows, nearly three times as many plows, half a million planters and drills and 120,000 headers and hinders. It is an inter esting fact that the money value of the output of agricultural Implements may be roughly divided by three, har vesting machinery representing ore third cultivating machinery on" third and seeding and other machinery an- and at the same time there were thirty-six salnons running, Sunday evening as it was, in that little town, each paying $1000 license and workmen footing the bill, not only paying the licenses but the high renta, the wages of the bartenders, who are not allowed to drink, and for the stuff they put down their throats to rob them of their reason and make thorn cry out against tin. man who has saved his money and put it to good use—in mining, In starting factories, building railroads, drilling oil wells and many other in dustries that furnish work for this very ckiss that is continually lighting them. Duke, the great tobacco manufac turer said, when asked how he come to have DO much wealth, J20.000.000 or so that he accumulated it by saving. The fact is he got it by other men's extravagance—because *hey smoked his tobacco. A woman, the wife of one of the men who run a gambling joint in Prescott, told me she had known men to go out and work in the mines and get several hundred dollars ahead; then come in to town and blow it all in in one night— and this was nothing unusual, she said- and these were the first to get hold of "Mother Jones' " apron strings. The thing for us to do is to cut out unnecessary waste, that which we can accomplish within ourselves and at the same time be seeking to remedy other wrongs now being perpetrated against us by others that will require united effort W. S. EURROUGH3. DEPLORES F>.CT THAT TAFT HAD TO TRAVEL ON SUNDAY LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14.—[Editor Herald]: The people of Los Angeles have been delighted to see and enter tain President Taft. He has been re ceived and honored as a president should be received and honored. But In the midst of it all, there was one thing which anddened the hearts of thousands of people, not only in Los Angelen and Southern California, but throughout the entire United States, viz., his traveling the entire Lord a other third. Illinois leads the world In the value of the plants for the mak ing of agricultural machinery, the val ue of the annual output and in tho amount of machinery used. In the western part of Virginia there is the little valley of the Shenandoah. It is about 200 miles long and thirty miles wide. Here was roared Nancy Hankil the mother of Abraham Lin coln. Here the father of Lincoln lived before ho went to Kentucky. Here was where Washington declared he would take his troops to the mountains df Weal Augusta and defend the ban ner of liberty to the end. Here was grown the rations that kept alive the Confederacy until Bheridan devastated It so that "a crow flying across It would have to carry his rations." And it was here that tin- age of agri cultural machinery dawned upon tho world. Rookbridge county is at the i,,■.■! i of the valley. In the northern end of this county Is the birthplaco df the McCormlcka and of the reaper. Robert McOormick had lonir tried to solve the problem of harvesting by machinery. He had corresponded with Thomas Jefferson about it, but It re mained for his son Cyrus to perfect the machine. The father's had been a sort of revolving scythe, but the son's was different. Those were great days in Rockbridge and Augusta coun ties. The gentry and the hoi pollol nil gathered at Steele's tavern, as if to see a cirrus, in answer to the printed handbills announcing the first public trials. Invented in 1831, and soon thereafter proved to be all that was claimed for It, it was yet fourteen years before the reaper became a commercially val uable machine. So limited were the facilities for making it that it was ]S4r, before farmers began to use ths reaper to any extent. The binder did not come until 1875. and the twine binder even later. To Obed Hussey belongs the credit of bringing- out the mower, but it was not practicable un til Lewis Miller invented the floating cutterbar, which enabled it to accom modate itself to unevenness of ground. The grain drill was invented many years before it was so improved as to be practicable for general farm use. In 1851 a force feed attachment was put upon it, and since then the grain drill has bees one of the most useful pieces of machinery on the farm. The corn planter had its beginning in 1853, ajid was Invented by George W. Brown of Illinois. The farmer had to drive a thrre-runnered sled across the field to mark the rows where the corn was to be planted. The planter was driven across these at right angles and the grains dropped at each intersection. Later the Hawotths, also of Illinois, Invented the check-rower. A long wire chain is stretched across the field, with tripping links every three feet. Tho planter is driven along beside this and every time the trip strikes a link it drops the requisite number of grains. By this method the corn is sure to b~< planted in rows both ways, so that It can be. plowed north and south as well as east and west. The end delivery buggy rake and the hay loader mean about as much in the matter of labor saving as any other harvesting machinery on the farm. The potato digger is also a vast labor saver where potatoes are grown on a large scale. So Is the nut gatherer where nuts are extensively grown. The windmill means much to the farmer in economy of elbow grease, and many a boy with water to pump for fifty head of stock has had the lesson taught him anew that he never appreciates the wind pump until it stops. In ventors are now concentrating theit efforts to perfect the cotton picking machine. What of the future? Will it hold new Inventions and now labor saver« in store for the farmer? Will it add to the things that are lifting him from tho ranks of the toller with his handa to those whose brainwork and whosa mastery of machinery count for more than toll? That there are Inventions to come which will work as great rev olutions as those that, are In use seems to be Impossible. But when the aver age farmer adopts all that are now being successfully used by the few ul tra-progressive agriculturists he will eliminate much of his work. The day of the storage battery—cheap and ef frctive—ls here with gasoline and de natured alcohol. The care of horses is a labor that machinery cannot save but It can, and will, eliminate the horse. The farm tractor will ulti mately draw the plow, pull the binder, pump the water, drive the thresher, grind the grain, haul the produce to market—in short, It will be everything that the horse has beon. With the coming of the second dec ade of tho twentieth contury the ener gies of the man upon the farm will be directed to taking up the lost motion that has been so long the rule. The next quarter of a century probably will find the farmer the most carefully trained of all our citizens—and his vo cation will be transformed into a pro fession instoad of being allowed to re main a hlt-or-mlss sort of business. The age of machinery will come to be known as the age of intelligent effort. Tomorrow— Spiritualists In foilTfntlnn. day In order to reach here Monday morning. President Taft is under as much obligation to keep the fourth commandment as any Individual in the United States! It Is as great a sin for President Taft to violate this law of God as for any other individual to do so! God is as much displeased with his sin as with that of any other! The president Is under obligation to keep this command, as well as any other command of God. It is as much a sin to violate the fourth command, as it is to violate the sixth, or seventh, or eighth, or -ninth! God Is no respecter of persons. If tho president had "rested the Sabbath day according to the com mandment," what a comfort it would have been to God's people, what a good example it would have been to the country, and what a blessed Influence it might have had! S. M. RAMSEY. SUGGESTS WOMEN SECURE NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICE SEAL GARDEN, Oct. 16.—[Editor Herald]: 1 am a subscriber and con stant reader of The Herald and prize the Letter Box as the most democratic arena for curt, pithy, pointed and broad-gauged discussion of public questions of any Journal on the coast. While various subjects have been ably discussed and great freedom al lowed the writers I have been most Intensely interested in the discussion of woman suffrage and was surprised to learn from an article appearing in a Sunday paper, Octobar 10, by a local lawyer that while under the provisions of the constitution of the state women were not eligible to vote they were qualified to hold any office In the gift of the people of the state In the legis lative and executive departments of the state government. If that 18 cor rect I propose that a number of wo men secure the nominations for a good share of the offices and aid In the elim ination of rings, cliques and political boiMi. F- A> Y> Particulars Desired "She's not like other jlrls." "Do you mean ehc tun hlptt"