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THE PHILIPPINES r RESIDENT DAVID STARR JOR DAN of i rd univer sity, Judge Alton B, Parker of Xew York and about one hundred other well known citizens of the United statis have signed a petition asking for the Indi of tic- Philippines. The position taken by ti is it is Inconsistent t,. tl c verge of absurd ity for the Unlti d States to hold a by means of a govern ment which do- nit derive its just powers from the consent of tie- gov erned. As lout,' as '•■ Ith hoid their consent tiny i ■ gov erned in constant violation of one of indamental pi in. Ipli a '■( Ameri canism ami the nation i per petual apologist for an lnd< fi nsible ir i. gularlty. The action of the who think isndence shout i i" i^iven to tho Philippine Islands t.> prevent vitiation of a national precedi lit establlshi nlted states is ..f course op] by those who believe the retention of the Phlllj : ll to the welfare and under certain ■ tions the . the Unit d 81 But the pro-Filipinos hold steps might be taken to establish naval and coaling stations in tin- islands without Inter ference with Filipino government. Whether home rule could be grant.! while island stations wen' maintained f,»r United ' commer cial pu ques tion a ' sight M appi ars t I . Itlsh strong ' ■" >" Spain without interfering with CELTIC EPISODE "I JJVDONALD nrid Kelly nrn the M. of the latest imperllers JJJL o f international peace. And ■what do you expect V Kelly was ''"" gaged In a controversy with a cholo In Mexico when Gordon McDonald ap peared on the scene. Kelly and Mc- Donald formed a Celtic club, and Me- Donald refereed tiic light until rurales came along and proposed to arrest Kelly. "Don't you wait to bo arrested, Kelly," said McDonald. !'Sklp." Kelly took his friend's advice, but lh" en- | rased rurales seized JlcDonal I and ! thn w him into jait. Now McDonald, j regards himself as an international (.■pisode, and his friends are anxious | measures should be taken tl at will as sure for him a square deal when his ..case comes to trial. All he dl was to advise and help a fellow Celt to escape from the clutches ul foreign ofllcials. That the ''.Us ere in the foreigners' country when the "episode" took place is a circum stance that is neither here urn- there. The Celt aro generally to lie, found In the foreigners' country, and, as tin old proverb has it, they are never at home excepting- when they are abroad, ■\\'e hope McDonald won't suffer for lii,-- demonstration of the fact blood i> thicker than water. He would not bn worthy of bi Iner called Mi Doual i if he would not beard a whole army of ru rales to get a Kelly oul of their U atone* THE BALLINGER CASE WE REGARD the present investi gation of the acts of Secretary of the Interior Balllnger, now In progress in 'Washington, .as one of the most important proceeding* ever undertaken by congress. From the record made by Mr. ISallinger, and the evidence so far taken in this Investi gation The Herald has no doubt that Mr. Balllnger is the chosen represen tative of the most dai jerous predatory interests in our country today-inter ests which have heretofore in various Ways robbed the people of natural th whose value is beyond compre hension, and Which fire determined to continue such robbery unless re straint d by the Bentlment for the ron servatlon of natural resources to whose expression the labors of Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Plnchot have given such em phasis in recent years. mportant do we regard the nal linger Investigation, and so vital do elleve it that the public shall have a propi r coi ■ of Mr. Balllnger's ter and record, that we t hire on another page |n full an article wrtten by Stewart Edward White and published In the current ber of the American Magazine, un der the title, "The Balllnger Case. A ifflcfal Fitness." Mr. White's contribution to this matter is unques tionably the !• ile, logical and conclusive thing that has ap] on tlv subject, and we trust every one r our readers will carefully read and • every word of the article. It may be paid that since Mr. White's article was written Mr. Ballingcr's I ai i" i ii made worse by the tes ny of ex-Seerot:iry of the Interior Garfield and of Arthur B. Davis, engineer of the reclamation service, taken before the Balllnger investigating committee. The testimony of Mr. iinr ticid showed that Mr. Balllnger had personally delivered to his office tin' affidavit of Cunningham, the chief pro moter ot the alleged fraudulent Cun ningham coal claims, in which Cun ningh 1 positively that the Guggenheim syndicate had no Inter est directly or Indirectly In tii.' Claims that he was seeking to obtain tltl^ to from the government. Mr B linger, it appears from Mr. Oarfleld's ony, delivered this affidavit to the letter with the statcnn nt thai he had been asked as a friend to file It with the department of the interior. It appeared, however, that the affi davit wns made out in Mr. Balllnger'a law office in Seattle. Its absolute fal sity has within the past two weeks been shown by the testimony of n representative of the CiUggenhoim syn te, which showed that that s\nd! had an agreement by which it was tn i" ne the owner of a half In ■ in all the Cunningham claims. So Cunningham is put In the attitude of having perjured himself by swear in? to a false affidavit, and Mr. Bal llnger Is put in the attitude of having pla ed this false affidavit, which had 1,. , n prepared in the offices of his own lav.' firm In Seattle, in the possession f the department of the government which it w:is intended to deceive. In his testimony before the Investi gating committee, Mr. Davis, chief engineer of the reclamation service. stati d that Ballinper was deeply preju diced against the n l.amation service, ami that he had Instnn ted him, Davis, "To prepare the list of lands for n ration slowly, so as not to attract pub lic attention." The Herald does not desire to rir<'- Mr. Balllnger'i ca c; bui to say tl ii no evidence which he can prn can by any possibility overcome ■.iiiK and damning effect of thi evidence of Mr, Qarfleld p.nd Mr. I te what every hon pst and unprejudiced man must ri nixe a j the truth, By evidence which in the very nature of things cannot i,e overcome, Mr. Bai ling! n '" be n dli to th cabinet of President Taft, an unworthy pub' ' and an ■ dally dansrerou enemy of the rlßlits of the peo| I" rmitted to retain the position that he no cuples In the government, If Mr. Tart desin i>n any of the r< and Rood ivlli of his fellov which, unfortunately, he appears t" have been losing lomowhnt rapidly of i.it i, he will ma k' haste te rid lilt ad if a man whose actions i and brougln it mt" i ■ from thi ment thai be first became i of the pn cabinet. GOOD GOVERNMENT 1 n. MrNICHOL nf Winnipeg gives AR. somewhat startling reason a : tlin^ n ason *•* * [or tlio Aim pic an drift to Can ado, Ho says Americans believe their property ini'l lives are better protect" il in Canada than In the I 'nlted States. "While the laws are no "better In Can ail;!, they say they are better en forced," he declares. "I have llved many years In the rniteii States, and have a sincere liking for the Ameri cans, but I am foiied to coincide with these settlers in this opinion." Enforcement of law is of economic as well as social ad 1, antag ■ to a com munity. The pi "ill- of Los Angeles (In not need any lessons or lectures on this pubject. Our great and prosper; ous city has insisted on c stabllshlng conditions of good government anil obedience to law.' Thi suits are evi dent in the ever Increasing prosperity of the city, which with good govern ment is nourishing and progressing as it nover before flourished and pro gressed In all its eiTii kuble hfstory. The time is coming when good gov ernment will be demanded by the stati and by the nation. Apart from all other considerations, It pays! Reports from mining nti rs in which Los Angeles men are interested Indl <ate Ijiis Angeles' position as mining metropolis of the .southwe.it. The mining industry is one of the greatest of the groat interests which aye their i . larters in Greater .Los Ancclcs. I i LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 20, 1910. DOORKEEPER—"You'll have to check some of that outside,Mr. President siJS^ — ■ ■ - • — I..iK.'ll>-tto'.< Wri'kly Magatlno. THE PASSING OF CANNON T7EARB apn it used to be snid that the ipedal Interests and tin' ■*■ highly protected Industries; the corporations desiring legislation In their favor ami against the Inten eopie; the men and corporations that made a business of preying upon the public by appropriating to their own use thmc natural resources of lands, minerals, etc., which were the property of all the people, were most tinniy Intrenched In the United States senate, and at all times looked to body for legislation necessary to their protection or to assisting them in car rvincr out their plans of spoliation. During the past years of Speaker Can non's csarshlp In the house this saying has been changed, and the hou representatives has come to be re garded as the very citadel and center of the Intrenched power of special mi . ri ts and predatory corporations In Washington. Mr. Cannon during all his career us speaker has never failed 1., use the great power of his office against any reform tint was pro] i. and in favor of perpi tuatlng any abuse or wrong of predatory wealth against !!!•■ people that it was sought to cor rect, Recent press dispatches from Washington would seem to Indicate that this man who has done more harm to the people of tlie United States, and better served the predatory Interests than any man that the polities of this country has produced, is about to be shorn of the power which he has so long misused, it lias been many years Bin* c the press dispatches from Wash ington have told such a stor} ol hope and encouragement to the reformers of the country—the men who are en deavoring to correct abuses under which the country has been staggering for years, and which must be con if our Institutions are to be perpetu ated and a government representing ne greatest good to 111• • greatest num bi r Is to sxi i in the repul lie. The result of yesterday's vote • to Very clearly sound ' knell 1 annon's power, and we hope end believe it means the early destruction of the policies of whi. ll he has : o 1011ß been the champion. In the passing of Cannon and Cannonism every patriotic American citizen will find more >■■ for rejoicing than in anything that h la occurn d In the public life of the United states for the last ! ilf century. In- i, not since th.- surrender of Corn wallla at Yorktown placed the seal of certainty upon the national Indepen of thi.- inti y have t!.. force i ted in the cau i a govci nment of the peopli. for I c pi ople and by ■ i ble a \ lctory. Mr, Cannon's whole career as the and autocratic ruler of our h of our national legislature has ihown him to 1»' constantly and • meni \\ M i ;li means the greatest good to ihe greatest number. <>n the con trary, he has at all times >ti>'"l for the greatest good to a small and favored . lass, and against the welfare o great majority of his follow citizens, That he and his woi ks ha ye al last been repudiated by a majority of the members of the body wl Ich he lias sn long miHgovi rned, and v I ult of ;: contest Inspired by patriotism and not by partisanship, Is the i ful si^n of the polltl al i Imes that this country lias been favored with for many a year, Citizens of I.' ' "'ill welcome nsus takers and help them In their work. The people of tins city can "stand up and be counti d" with a of ] i mal triumph in the real ization of the fact the showing made by Greater Los Angeles will be more creditable and more marvelous than of any other city in the United "1 a this a vll! Lge or a city?" The census will answer the Question must convincingly. An instructor in the truancy school says all boys are by nature good. This Is imi the orthodox \li w, but it is op timistic, and the world is mure- in need of reasonable optimism than of "ortho doxy."—whatever that may be. LOVE JESUS said, "This is my command ment, that ye love one another, as ive loved you." The Master constantly preached the duty of mutual affection kjetween members of the human family, and, in modern phrase, lie urged all men to "pull together." to be linrmonious, to engage In team work. Men have never yet pueeeeried in co operatlng In the manner he advised or commanded. If his words on the subject are to he taken a? advice, then the* Christian world lias rejected the advice of the Founder of Christianity, if his words are to be taken as a com mandment, then the Christian world has disobeyed the commandment of the Founder of Christianity. For this reason, in spite of the fart thai it is more than nineteen centuries ■mi • Christianity was introduced and first taught, it has never yet had I fair chance. Men insist on serving Ood and Mammon, and on declaring business and religion won't mix. and as long as they hold that attitude nothing but discords and confusions can be ex : i 1. If mutual retrani could be substituted for mutual suspicion; if people culti i the habit of speaking well of each other at nil times, under all cir cumstance?; if every one expected the I ■ ' from his neighbor in return for his best; if the great truth were recog nized that unselfishness leads to self help; if each worked for and with all his fellow men in the realization that all of them worked for and with him, Christianity would receive a square deal and the world would reap a rich reward. A tariff war with Canada will be a serious matter for the I "nit r-.j States, Canada Is an annual customer for aI !C ,000 worth of American products, and our manufacturers and exporters In many cases have cut out competitors from the land which Can ada calls the "mother country." A tariff war can be conducted more ad vantageously by Canada than the United states, and the mother country no doubt will be delighted to find the big daughter back at her apron strings. The American party seems to be in noo. in everything but name the paiiy Is distinct and separate from .-ill others. It is composed of Democrats and liberal Republicans, The vote 1 Cannonigm was the vote of tin American party. The first prlnctpli i of Americanism, reasserted and enforced, will lead I I i States to achieve ments in which the greatest good for the greatest number will be the main consideration. Good government and the Loi An way are principal factors in the prosperity of the finest and fairest city hi the west. Bank clearings, building permits, population, all tell ill" same story of advance. Our Uncle Aleck town is a splendid success. Results at teSt the merit of the Los Angeles way. steamship fleet is grow ing steadily. Both the freight and the nger son Ice from this seaport have been Improved. Additional freight anC passenger service between Log Angeles and Pugel sound ports Is an nounced, with San Francisco as a port Of ( all. The billboards have their defenders, but that won't gave the billboards, ft is not right lovely Los Angeles .should b, afflicted by what is commonly and rightly regarded as an inartistic Im pertinence, detrimental to property In : ■ ami offensh a i" t he eye, Conservation clubs are being formed everywhere. riiit < Chemist Wiley or the department of agriculture speaks to the point when he says the lust con tribution to conservation is the con servation of human life, especially the Of children. JokeKiniths all over the country are preparing to perpetrate cruelties deal ing with the thing of Cunnon. Public Letter Box TO COIUUEfFOXDBXTa— Let ten Intrailrd (or publication must b» conipanlrtl lij III* Dam. mul u.iilrr«» uf I'ie writer, llio ii.t;>ij civm tii» widest intt! to rorrpspomUnls, but muinr, n» re«i>»n«ihlliir for their »I»»n Letters must not exceed 300 worda. DISCUSSES DIVERSITY OF OPINIONS ON AMUSEMENTS WHITTIBK, March 6.—[Editor Her ald]: How may we arrive at tome agreement as to what amu» menti an or arc nut permissible? is there not some great principle upon which the qu< stlon caa be Bettled once for all? As it now stand*, one church de nounces the dance a.s the work of the devil, while another has dances a.< part of its social'life. The same dlversit) "f opinion as to all other questionable amusements, such ;is tho ater going*, cards, i to. The Methodist rule used t" be that only such amuiementi should be in dulged In as could i»' taken In the name of the Lord Jesus Chrilt. Paul says: "Ho that eateth is condemned if he eat." "For whatsoever is no) of faith It sin." Th.' teaching of Jesui w.is rather the laying down of underlying and eternal principle! of uc tlon, When the young man came to him saying, -Speak to my brother that he divide the inheritance with me," his answer uas: "Labor not for the bread that perisheth." In short, be nol anx ious for the things of time, for a man's life consliteth not in the abundance of the things he possesses, This should nphaalzed today. Again, the Kab bath ua.s made f. ■ man, teaching that all things in the way of days and ordi nances served their purpose when they built manhood; then, when this was dour, tin- scaffolding could be taken down, and man, the completed struc ture, stand forth m Cod's Image. Al ways a great prlncple, rather than a i| example, and when example used, Illustrative of a great princi ple. .\o\v what principle will assist in determining this amusement <niev tion? I would iay, Anything that either does or tends to degrade man in body. soul or spirit should not be Indulged In. No controversy will arise as to the first part of the proposition, but there are many things which appear, and per ■c, Innocent, but which have bei n found by experiment to lead on to Indulgences and practices that in the end result disastrously. These should certainly be avoided, not bei ause of their mil.Tent evil, but because of what they are found to lead to. I think it may be asserted that what may be proper to a man, speaking after the manner of men, wim does nol profi to be a Christian, may be very doubt ful In an individual who professes lo have been crucified to the world, to iia\ c 1' nounced the devil and all his works. Surely no one should advise any one whom he loves to outer upon ■ xperlence for lmiK years t. leads to moral disaster SAY( >NAROLA. MANKIND MADE UP OF LIARS; TRUTH ALL GONE FROM WORLD LOS ANGELES, March 10.- [Editor Herald}: In reading The Herald 1 found therein one rtfy of light solitary, inconspicuous, trying to penetrate the dark records Of B day's crime and ab normalities -'is exhibited by the social organism called city and country. I earnestly pray In my heart that Mod would raise to the race more women of that spirit which speaks through Mrs. H. i' i.e. advocating the neces sity of teaching children to speak truth and nothing but the truth. As ie race, man has degenerated un til truth lias practically left the earthly sphere. Man seems i" jus tify himself In lying, and it has be come a natural slate of his being; and, worse still, he Imagines that after death he will enter a truthful heaven, ii has often been remarked by men who sll I high in social eireles that it is impossible to speak absolute truth for twenty-four hours without Buffering not only Inconvenience, hut also persecution, without, however, di vulging the real <■au.se of Buch conse quences. .Man's life as organised on earth in this present age Is based on a lie, for he began liis career by iinaj?- Inlng he could live and tie Independent of i. 'ml and entered the sphere of the animal where to succeed he had to be come selfish, and this led to the neces- sity of lying. Without going abroad lei us observe that this error f into which mun fell, reflects Itself also on the most en ned government on earth whose existence is based "n the Declaration nf independence. .Man is given in» rty to pursue happiness. Does he t?et It? No, imp earth does not contain ;i single Individual who has this happiness. Again, it declares man has liberty, which is another lie emanating from the father of lies, for to possess in abundance the poods of this world, its honors, its emoluments and occupy its The Sargasso Sea Frederic J. Haskin HHK KarK.'isso sea is one Of the baffling mysteries of nature. it is popularly believed thai this phenomenon is the graveyard i>f a mighty fleet of dead ships, and flctlontota have made much of its aug gestlons of romance, tragedy and lust treasure, When Christopher Columbus was sailing toward America ho en countered the Sargasso sea, Ha re corded in his journal thai "they bo gan to see many tufts of grass which wore very green and appeared to have been quite recently turn from the innd." Upon sU;M of this phenome non ills sailors exclaimed that the very sea Itself was turning Into land In order to retard ills progress. This vast expanse of weedy sea is very little loss of a mystery to the present gen eration than it was to Columbus, As far as science is able to toll us, the Sargasso sea Is practically the same today as when it was first discovered, and Is perhaps the only one of the larger aspects of nature which lias not undergone some change since thai tune. its area li still definitely undefined, and Hi" cause of iis wiiiv deposit is still In dispute, it has remained a battling ground for scientists all these years, and has developed Into a source of delight for Imaginative writer*, it is situated In the North Atlantic 01 •■ in, and In similar In shape to an egg, the large end being toward Flor ida, it reaches from lonKitude to to longitude 40, bfinj,' about 600 miles southwest of the Azores, it width liis between latitude l'o and latitude 35. The Bermuda Islands are the only body of land within Its area, they iK-iiij; near its northwest edge, it is estimated to i»' about 1.10,000 square miles In extent. The Sargasso sea hag been likened to ■ basin of water with lißht sub stances floating upon its surface. When this imsin is Riven a cln ular motion tin- mjis.-i gathers In the ecu ter, whir.' there is the least disturb ance. The Sargasso tea la the center of the body of water Inrlosed In tin 1 circle formed by tiio Joining of the gulf stream current and the equatorial current, The S;irs\isso sea, Is covered with masses of yellow brown seaweed. Each stalk has little air bladder* which enable the plant to remain at the sur r r the water. This weed usually is seen In long, parallel rows, which ■tretch away in th* direction nf the prevailing winds, (Sometimes It be comes so packed iis to form Island-Itks patches. These are to be found mostly in tho western part of the sea. and ar.' seldom over a hundred feet in diam eter, although fields several acres In extent occasionally nro soon, it i« be lieved that near the center of the these areas become larger. This weed servo! to keep the water calm even though a heavy wind is blowing, Where this great supply or seaweed conns from || a mooted qu< ition. Borne believe thai it grows nt the bottom of tho s<\i directly beneath (ho area In which it is seen. This theory has boon discredited by scientists making sound ings which showed no growths what ever at the bottom, others believe that tho plant prows on the surface of th" water, each branch thai breaks off from the parent stem becoming an In dependent plant. This thei ry also 1 ■•-• boon discredited. The greater number of scientists rllnp to tho belief that tho weed is ft habitat of the Gulf of Mexico, as it has been found attached ks at the bottom in most parts Of it. Their theory is that the seeds of this plant become attached to rocks in the manner usual to all algae. When the plant has obtained B considerable size it offers greater resistance to the progress Of the continual current than tho st ilk v. ill stand and consequently Is broken off. it then rises to the sur fare and Is swept onward hv the stream until it nasses through the Gulf Of Florida. Til" ''r'llf stream has a tendency to throw all floating bodies off to the right of its course, and the weed is therefore gradually turned Into the central area, one point in sub stantiation of this theory is the fart that the ends of all the stalks nre dead, • • - • While no shoals or hidden rocks have t 11 found, in fact nothing whatever of a dangerous nature, it is neverthe less an unpleasnnt sensation to have a shin pass swiftly through an ocean covered with herbage resembling a par tially submerged meadow, it requires several similar experiences before the uneasiness wears off. So much has been surmised In connection with the 1880 si a that to divide the truth Ihe untruth is a difficult matter. One of the most prevalent of the un truthful ideas regarding this phenom enon is that ships arc unable to make their way through its expanse, and high places man must learn how to lie and take ndvantngo of his follow man. _^I JX' HTDE SAYS BADGE NOT NEEDED * TO SEPARATE FROM "HERD" LOP ANGELES, March 12.— fKditor Herald]; [n regard to the "Lady" who It Beoms has built a pedestal out of ielf-worshlp and conceit, and, climb ing to the top, suggests that the class which she advocatei should wear a badge to distinguish Itself from the "common herd": Never fear, kind "Lady;" they don't need a badge to show the difference. The general air of uselessness ti sug gestive Itself. We of the "common herd" have much to be thankful for—thankful that when the Mayflower scraped her bow on the shore of our great and glorious coun try she did not discharge a crowd of badge-wearers, and that the merciful God permitted BUCh men as our be loved Lincoln, who worked, as did their fathers before them, to die before they were asked to bend their knees and lift their faces to the shining radi ance of him whom "Lady" designates as "he that never worked, nor his fathers before him." Tin' "Lady" si 'ins to forget that this is tin- greui United States, where the working man and citizen have no "bet ters" in serve. THE BELL COW, DECLARES MUZZLE CAUSES DOG MUCH ANNOYANCE LOS ANGELES, Maron 10.—[Editor Heraldl: f was raised <>n a farm; we always kepi a dog. They were of much value tn us in caring for stock. We were greatly attached to them. As a friend to all good dons r want to make my protest against the law requiring doge t" lie muzzled in this city, for tli'' following reason!: First, it is cruel. The teeth and tongue an' in frequent need (or the comfort "I' th' 1 animal. It is io un natural the muille, 1 moan-that a dcijr makea much effort to relieve him self '>r tiic Incumbrance, often causing chafing -mi] soreness under tho muzzle. Second, it is* unnecessary. Borne claim that there have boon ami arc no mad dogs in tho city, but suppose Hi. to are -there is a better way to pro teci the people, why should a Uoj? be permitted to run at large in a city that to attempt it Will result In their being caught and carried to the center, From which there is no (.scape. Scien tists discredit this story absolutely, and from Columbus' journal it Is not apparent that hi' had any difficulty in that connection! Various scientists have attempted to define the exact area of the Sargasso Sea. In lX6f> M. I<eps, a Frenchman, made maps In which that region m charted definitely, and It is claimed ih.it all the maps made in the last forty years have been baaed on those. As a result of his observations Mr. Flndley, an English writer, who Is considered an authority on the sub ject, claims that it has no apeclfla boundaries, but fluctuates. He be lleves it is more southerly in winter and the reverse during the summer months. One scientist claims that the Sargasso Bea Is as large an the Mis sissippi valley, While the area of tho Sargasso Sea, and the weed found In it. both have remained a mystery to scientists, they are HO less unknown than tile animal life which abound! In this unexplored region, The most extraordinary of all the lish to ho round there is the rinten narius, it cements little Ikills of weed together, In which it deposits its orp«. This llsh |S yellow, brown and white, With ii body thlek In proportion to its length. It is four or Bye Inches long;, the head and mouth being enormous for its size. When agitated it become i Inflated until it resembles: a ti«ht bail. Us eyes are a brlllant Rreon. Speci mens of tiiis iish occasionally drift Into the harbor of Beaufort, North Carolina, and on being picked up by boys along the beach are taken to the laboratory ol tho United states bureau of fisheries there. In this way some knowledge of the habits and life of the species has been obtained. Two speci mens which wore watched closely fought constantly until one killed the other. The only Insect living on the surface of the Bargaaso Bea travel so rapidly that it is extremely difficult t,, catch them. Flying fish are plentiful, but there are no marine bird.: in the vicin ity. At night the entire scene assumes a brilliant aspect. Then the phOS t horesi ent weed »;ives off a silver glow a short distance beneath the surfai >, causing even the fish to appear out lined with light It i.'i said that a branch of the seaw 1 when placed in a small, (lark cabin will pivo sufficient light to distinguish various objects. • • * Naturalists claim that seaweed Is tho. most i ttenslve of .ill vegetable growths on land or Si a. A full grown plant Is about the sise of a cabbage and Is about .1 foot in length, it Is found ai far south as Cape St. Rogue, Braall; it fringes every island or the Antilles. every shore of the Caribbean, and is found as far north at Capt Cod, It been estimated that it takes live and a. half months for the detached wepd to drift to the eastern part of the Sargasso sea. There is a limit to its separate existence When it is subjected to change nf tempera ture or i ■ v oau ied by continued wind or current, large quantities become decayed and sink to the bottom. In a few Inntancen branches are known to have drifted to the shores of the liritlsh Isles a'n<l western Europe, but when found were always in an Imperfi ct condition. The BOUn B of supply from tiie (iulf of Mex ico is so great that the quantities that are lost are not noticeable. The popular belief that tho P^rcasso sen. is a giant whirlpool, drawing ven turesome and abandoned ships Into its vortex, hat riven rise to many re markable stories. One of its victims supposed to have been the Marie !<\ n-htdh loft New York In 18S7 tor Europe with thirteen people on board, Including the captain's wife and child. Two weeks after setting out a British bark sighted her in the At lantic ocean with no sK'n of life on board, a boat was sent and s thorough search mado which revealed absolutely nothing that would rrive ■ clew to tho cause of the desertion of tho ship. Everything was In its place, even the boats at tho davits. Tho hull undamaged, cargo intact, and the ric: crinp and spars were in perfect condi tion. The sails were all set. and the weekly wash of the crow hmur abovo the forecastle. Tn tho cabin there was a sewing machine with s child's gar mont under the needlo. and on tho tahle there was s half finished meal. The lop iKifik was posted to within forty eight hours of the visit, and from tho condition of the ship it was proved that no str.rm had been encountered. Although the United states govern ment spared nothing ib It.: efforts to unravel the mystery, no traeo of any member of the ship's company was found. any more than a horpo, OOW, croat or sheep? They arc a nuisance in many ways. There Is no such demand or need of B dog in a city as or a ranch, but if n man or family must keep a dog, or If a woman prefers a poodle to ■ baby, let them keep them shut up at home, as they do other animals. That is what the largest cities do, and T,os Angeles is hie- enough to enact real city regulations. Near where r llvp i B largo dog that I often see blocks away from his home. Occasionally one runs into my garden over beds. Why should I bo annoyed by my neighbor's dogs more than by his rows or hens? I suggest that the council enact an ordinance requiring every owner of a dog to keep it confined at home and then repeal the mUSlllng ordinance. Try It one year, nnd the city will no more make itself a dog yard than it will a cow yard by opening the streets to a free range of dogs. This In the interest of doprs and people who do not keep them—and everybody else. J. N. LIBCOMB. WOMAN WILL GIVE FLOWER SEEDS TO LETTER BOX READERS JATKSONVir-LK Fin., March 14.— [Editor Herald]: T want to Rive a treat to letter Rox readers who are fond of flowers. "We hava here in Florida olio of tho hanilsomost flowers to be seen anywhere. It Is the Royal Ponciana, and well named, for it is Indeed a royal beauty. It is said to have been brought, here from the West Indies. It Is very'easy of culture and rapid growth, and when four or five feet high it produces numerous grape like clusters of rod flowers and is a magniflceni yard plant The flower Is delicate and sensitive and responds quickly to atmospheric changes, clos ing at night or on the approach of a Storm, Your climate and ours are much alike and I see no reason why it will not do equally as well in Southern California as in FJorida. I want to mail these seeds to all Herald readers Who will plant them and care for them and later let me know what su< ■ i s they have with them. I am not in the i i business or in any way connected with any one who wishes to soli seed, Si nd a plainly addressed and stamped envelope and I will mall the seed free. They should he planted in moist ground. ALici-; warnbr, 719 Banana street, Jacksonville, Fla.