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Lqs Angeles Herald
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THOMAS J GOLniNG. M«na««r
. DAVID G. BAILLIB. Associate Editor
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CLEAR. CRISP AND CLEAN
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•™ r i
AT THE THEATERS
Ai DITORICX—
hdi.amo—"What Happened to Jonac."
IH'KIIAXK — "Mi •■ ■ Mary Ann."
GRAND — Office Bo: "
KM \N(,ixi:s Vaudeville.
■M '..II -I l< "Th« Gingerbread Man."
OLYMPIC -Hualcal farce.
OBPHEI7M— li
riMNCESS—MuFIcaI fare*.
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.

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