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LOS ANGELES HERALD
ISSUED EVERY MORNING BY
THE HERALD TO.
THOMAS E. GIBBON.. President
FRANK E. "WOLFE.' Managing Editor
THOMAS J. GOLDlNG...Business Manager
DAVID G. BAIIXIE ..Associate Editor
Entered as second class matter at the post
office . In Los Angeles.
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LOS ANGELES.
rounded Oct. 2, 1878. Tlilrty-slxth Year.
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ager. ___
Peculation of Los Angeles 327,585
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CLEAR, CRISP and clean
AT THE THEATERS
AUDITOIUUMMaud Allan, dancer.
BBXASCO—"The Trice."
BtTRBANK —Brewster"s Millions."
EMPIRE — extravaganza.
GRAND"Robin Hood."
IX)S ANGELES—Vaudeville.
MAJESTIC—KoIb and Dill.
MASON — "Rejuvenation =f Aunt Mary."
OLYMPIC — farce.
ORPHECM—Vaudeville.
TOINCESS — farce.
LOS ANGELES HARBOR
LOOKING forward to the develop
ment of the harbor of Greater
Los Angeles into a world port,
the board of public works wishes to
secure the services of Leslie B. Hewitt
as special counsel for the harbor
bureau which will be organized. In the
letter sont by the board to the council
the case was stated as follows: "The
purpose of the city to construct harbor
improvements at San Pedro and
Wilmington imposes on this board
duties of unusually gTeat Importance
and magnitude, in the performance of
which we feel that it will be absolutely
necessary that the board should have
the assistance of a competent attorney
at-law, to give special and exclusive
attention to matters of a legal nature
connected with the proposed harbor
Improvements. We find the prelimi
nary consideration of the work greatly
embarrassed by uncertainties as to
what the city legally can and should
do, and on this account the develop
ment and ndoption of policies and
plans for the work is being seriously
hampered and delayed. The com
mencement and prosecution of actual
construction work will, we believe, be
attended by legal complications that
will keep one good attorney busy in
attendance on this board to give ad
vice or in court to manage litigation
affecting the harbor."
The harbor of Greater Los Angeles
■will give useful occupation to many
citizens with trained brains, and, as
commerce Is developed, to many whoi i
stock In trade Is physical strength
The harbor will add appreciably to the
general prosperity of Greater Los
Angeles.
LIBRARIES
ANDREW CARNEGIE'S Ideas on
the subject of libraries have been
modified In recent years as the
result of much experience. He has
become interested in finding- out the
best method lor the circulation of
books. He regards the library as an
•"■•agent of the greatest good for the
greatest number.
This, wo believe, is the reason for
the partiality for branch libraries
shown by him recently. He think.*
books ought to he circulated from B
series of distributing stations, and at
Intervals the entire stock of books in
one station should bo transferred to I
another. He Joes not take kindly to
the museum style of library, whi< h
would have all the books of all
ages assembled under one roof, and
shelved, departmented, catali
dexed, dissected, analyzed—EVEßY
THING BUT READ.
At the same time, we believe If Mr.
Carnegie can be Informed the Central
Library building of Greater Los An
geles will bs used as the library head
quarters, In connection with which
many branch libraries will bo oper
ated, and that from the •main reser
voir the books will be allowed to
stream out through the branches so
that every part of tho city will be
"covered" by the library, he may en
tertain the proposition to recommend
the case of Greater Los Angeles to
the favorab < (tentlon of the trus
tees of the Carnegie library, fund, '
CHARITY
TAG day is Los Angeles 1 charity
carnival. It lias become as unique
and distinctive, ns typical of
Southern California and of the Los
Angeles way, as the Fiesta de los Flo
res was; but it has in it an element
of permanence the Fiesta lacked.
The purpose of Tag day will estab
lish and perpetuate it, and it may be
i xpected as regularly as any national
holiday,
Good nature and generosity marked <
this year's celebration. Tho taggers
found their work a "lark"; the tagged
were willing to be tagged! and pungted !
up with smiling faces.
The resull (if the day's frolic of I
funny salesmanship is a handsome sum
which will be devoted to tho institu
tlons maintained In Los Angeles for
the purpose of helping the helpless.
With the increase of the city's area
and population there is an increase „f
the necessity for charity. Ours is the |
most aggressive, independent and self
helpful of all civilizations, and yet it I
lias found the impossibility of elimin- !
ntiiiiT or abolishing the poverty which
dogs progress. Since it is a situation
and not a theory that confronts us, it
is well our people are prepared to cope
with it by their generous donations to
all humanitarian causes. Great was
the success of Tag day, and its success !
was a most creditable testimony to Ix>s
Angeles good-heartedness and a wor
thy example of the Los Angeles way.
KUOS^V.t_l_T;_> WISDOM
mHEODORE ROOSEVELT in his
Nobel prize address brought to
-■- the attention of Kurope the great
and Important fact that in American
ism the world is already provided with
a plan of living in concord and pros
perity. Students of the history, con
stitution and politics of the United
States are familiar with the efficacy
of Americanism as applied to social
regulation and political Rovernment.
It is a constant cause of wonder to
students that the American people do
not insist on a more literal demon
stration of first principles; on a more
consistent obedience to the rules of
the game, which are stated In the
plainest of plain English. It would
require an heroic effort of unlntelli
gence to misunderstand them.
Col. Roosevelt said: "I cannot help
thinking that the constitution of the
T'nited States, notably In the estab
lishment of the supremo court and in
the methods adopted for securing
peace nnd good relations among and
betwi en the different states, offers
certain valuable analogies to what
should be striven for in order to se
cure, through The Hague Courts and
conferences, A SPECIES OF WORLD
FEDERATION FOR INTERNA
TIONAL PEACE AND JUSTICE."
Col. Roosevelt might have gone fur
ther, and pointed out Americanism
comes nearer to being an international
political panacea than any other plan
that has been suggested. It Illustrates
a rare combination; for it is both
altruistic and practical.
These truths were self-evident In the
beginning, nnd Will be self-evident to
the end: All men are created equal.
They are endowed by their Creator
with certain unallenable rights: among
these are life, liberty and the pursuit
of happiness. TO SECURE THESE
RIGHTS, governments are instituted
among men, deriving their just powers
from the consent of the governed.
MEXICO
ANEW railroad, the Tucson & West
t of Mexico, will establish
closer bonds of commercial union
between Mexico and the United States,
and tha friendship expressed in the con
gratulatory messages wired to Tucson
by the presidents of the republics voice
- ntlments of the two peoples.
President Taft telegraphed: "I nm
glad to learn of the celebration at Tuc
son of i lie opening of the Tucson &
West i'oast of Mexico railroad, and I
wish In this way to express my grati
fication at the closer commercial rela
tions to be inaugurated between the
United States and Mexico by this event,
which I am sure will strengthen the
bonds of friendship already existing be
twi en the peoples of the two countries."
President Dl iz sent this message: "It
■ b me greatly to know a new rail
road between Mexico and the United
States will be inaugurated. As lines of
communication between neighboring
countries are multiplied their friendly
and commercial relations become more
important. 1 congratulate the Tucson
& West Coast of Mexico railroad on
having carried to a successful comple
tion this enterprise."
It is ine\ Itable relations between the
United States and Mexico will becomo
closer. Cultivation of friendship and
understanding will enable both
nations to prepare themselves for the
problems which must be solved in the
future.
MOTHERS' DAY
THIS is Mothers' day in the churches
of the United States. Mother is
by far the greatest and moat im
portant person in the republic. In fact,
without her there would be no republic.
American mothers are not allowed to
vote for public officials, but every
American mother la chief executive of
her own home, and the discharge of
this responsibility leave.-; her little time
for public duties.
ill 1 late ' has been attending moth
.tnd child study circles,
b n comparing her experl
with those of other mothers, but
no hard and fast set of rules for the
upbi children has ■ ye ■
a 01 ever will be.
Mother's Influence is not a matter of
rules, but of instinct and heart and ex
and loving-kindness. A3 lons
as the Ami rlcan mother makes the
American home and sends forth do
mestleally trained citizens to take their
places in this great sympathetic, do
mestic nation, the republic will flourish
and tin old star-spangled banner In
triumph will wave o'er tho land of the
free and tho homo of the brava.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 8. 1010.
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Los Angeies and New- York Are the Leaders in Total Valuation of Improvements for April
LEADERSHIP
IN April Los Angeles led all cities of
the Pacific coast In activity of
building operations, the record
showing an Increase of 231 per cent.
Oakland follows with an Increase of 220
per cent. Stockton shows 43 per cent
gain.
Nationally, second place is taken by
Los Angeles, and South Bend, Ind., is
third with an Increase of 223 per rent.
Los Angeles building activity
slu-ws business conditions throughout
Greater Los Angeles are prosperous.
Financially and o mi ien tally, the city
is on a soli.l basis; and the inviting
prospects afforded by the Owens river
industrial power supply and harbor Im
provement will be most attractive to
capital.
Investment In any form of business
activity in Greater Los Angeles is cer
tain in prosper. The Bteady expan
sion of the city in every direc
tion keeps the real estate market
active In every section; and many new
tracts are being built up. Greater Los
Angeles, the leader of the west. la one
of the leading cities of the world.
William It. Williams, state treasurer
ilifornia, in his City club address,
called attention to unsystematic and
unbusinesslike methods of bookkeeping
In governmental use. Mr. "Williams
says a'business man who would trans
act business with as little information
as governmental bookkeeping systems
provide would soon have to close his
doors, unless he had an extra big bank
mil. This is a business country, and
government thould be. conducted in a
businesslike way.
If it be true aiul demonstrable a Los
Angeles man has d | a specific
cure for tuberculosis, civilization will
be more deeply Indebted to Los An
than to any other city. It is de
voutly to be hoped and wished the
cure described in today's Herald may
be all its discoverers claim and ex
pei t and the results of experiments
seem to Indicate.
Indianapolis Star says true philan
thropy consists in better wages for
workingmen. In this contention the
Star will be enthusiastically support
ed by all the men who have helped
Mr. Rockefeller and Mr. Carnegie to
become rich.
The British king will not be retired
until after the campaign against the
house of lords. The king is indispens
able to the radical program. He will
have to create the new liberal peers
who vflll vote the gilded chamber out
„: existence.
Summer schools are popular In Great
er Los Angeles. Arrangi ments have
made for a au icessful summer
: ■ lon of the University of Southern
California. Greater Log Angeles is tho
educational metropolis of the west.
Mayor {Jaynor says, too much gold
p mslble for high prices. But the
man on the street saya when there i.s
too little gold all prices are high.
Devout religionists celebrate the day
of their patron saint; but this Is the
day of the matron saint, the greate I
saint of all—Saint Mater.
After all, trust magnates are nr.t as
parasitical as a horde of ujseless royal
ties. Think of yo" marcies, chlllun.
TAO DAT WAS SUCCESSFUL.
:V QOo6 CAUSE PROSPERS IN
GREATER LOS ANGELES.
George v has been proclaimed. Ills
other name is Wettln, but lie will uy
In live it down.
Oil Mothers' day let us think kindly
of father, to«^ - ■ - -._-.._
Leaders
PUBLIC LETTER BOX
TO CORRESPONDENTS' — ten Intended for publication mint he accompanied liv
Hie name and address of tue writer. The Herald gives the widest latitude to correspond
ents, hvt assumes no responsibility for their views. '
'AMICUS' QUESTIONS 'S. S'
ABOUT VEGETARIAN DIET
WASHINGTON. D. C. May 2.-[Ed
itor Herald]: In your Issue of April 24
S. S. states that "if plants have a nerv
ous system and a capacity for suffer
ing, no true vegetarian would hesitate
to abstain from killing them."
How about wearing silk gowns, S. S.?
Do you wear stuffed birds or silk rib
bon on your hats'. 1 Do you rigidly ab
stain from wearing furs?
In regard to that substitute for leath
er, which you take such delight in ad
vocating, we would like to say that
we have made its acquaintance mas
querading as cowhide, and have found
it decidedly unsatisfactory. We have
heard, too, a great many things about
the wonderful endurance of vegetari
ans, their feats of strength, etc. (ad
vanced, of course, by vegetarians), but
we have got te be shown.
We are perfectly willing to believe
in the ability of S. S. to show us that
family of seven In Los Angeles, but we
have our doubts about tlnding them
anywhere else.
< nir next door neighbors are vegetari
ans who preach their doctrine on all
occasions, and as houses in this town
Join each other in rows, they have no
dlflculty in finding out just when we
are having a good old New England
dinner, or some particularly appetizing
roast. At such times we are quite cer
tain to have company at dinner, and
while these good people are too virtu
ous actually to partake of the meat,
yet they do not object to eating huge
quantities of the gravies. Can S. S.
tell us the difference between "eating
the devil and drinking his broth"?
\\v have still another grievance. At
the recent meat boycott In Washington
■we were nearly mobbed because we
refused to join the ranks of "abstain
ers for sixty days," but we held to the
principle of eating what we choose.
Results: Prices soar higher through
out the sixty days, and half of the ab
stainers sneaking in behind the regu
lars and paying prices of their own
making, with their pledges in one
pocket and depleted wallets in the
other.
If reformers really expect to accom
plish anything they must have enough
backbone to stick to their own proj
ects If their schemes are worth any
thing to individuals, to nations, the
American penile are too intelligent, too
selfish, to let anything escape them
which will in any way add to their
self-indulgence.
According to S. S., the motives of
vegetarians are not of the highest
being simply to cater to their own per
sonal comfort, AMICUS.
WOULD MAKE IT TREASON FOR
WOMAN TO MARRY TITLED MAN
LOS ANGELES, May 3.—[Editor
Herald]: Section 9, clause 8 of the
constitution of the United States
reads as follows: "No title of nobility
shall be granted by the United States,
and no person holding 1 any office of
trust under them shall, without the
consent of congress, accept of any
present, emolument, office or title of
any kind whatever from any king,
prince or fon Ign state."
In the light of the above quotation
is it not a sort of treason for women
of the United States to secure titles
by marriage to "the nobility?" No
doubt there are a few of "the nobility"
who are noble by their inherent quali
ties, but seldom do the American
heiresses marry foreigners for that
reason, but to the contrary, because
they are, or happen to be, "noble" ac
cording to foreign law. American juris
prudence considers it impossible to
manufacture nobility that way. So it
certainly is a "ship In the face" to
American principle, which is real no
bility for any "American to marry
into royalty for the sake of a "title
of nobility."
No doubt women soon will have a
legal right to vote in this country, and
no doubt heiresses will be aspirin,- to
ofUnefl of trust and profit and titles of
"nobility" at the same time, but they
cannot hold office and receive a title
of "nobility." Which will they re
n°Chadman >a "Cyclopedia of Law," in
discussing the above clause of the c^t
stitutinn, quotes the following from
Vergrniand :
"The nobility! That is to say, two
classes of men. the one for grandeur,
tho other for debasement: the one for
tyranny, the other for servitude! The
nobility! Ah! The very word Is an
Insult to the human race."
A YOUNG MAN.
DECLARpS PROTECTIVE TARIFF
IS FORM OF SPECIAL PRIVILEGE
LOS ANGELES. May 6.—[Editor
Herald]: Is it not strange that a peo
ple possessing the reputed intelligence
of those of the United States should al
low themselves to be humbugged, as
they have been for the last forty years,
by a protective tariff that has robbed
the producers and consumers of wealth
of billions of dollars for the express
purpose of creating an oligarchy on
the ruins of a republic? Is It not a
fact that protection Is nothing more
nor less than legalized plunder—an In
sidious scheme whereby the money Is
filched from the pockets of one man
and conveyed to the pockets of another
by law? What right has any govern
ment to lay its hands on my money
and transfer it to the pockets of an
other? It is a special privilege eon
l'erriil on one class of persons to the
detriment of others that no govern
ment should tolerate, and yet It is the
cardinal principle of the Republican
party.
Eugene Foss, congressman-elect from
the Fourteenth Massachusetts district,
declared recently that he now "enjoyed
in his various business enterprises from
45 to 100 per cent protection. It is too
much." he added. "I don't need that
protection, and I ought not to have it.
All that I have above a certnin point
represents graft. I am willing that
protection should be cut right in half,
and then I would have all the protec
tion I am entitled to."
There you have it in a nutshell. A
frank admission by one of the bene
ficiaries that it is simply graft.
J. C. C.
THE READY WAITER
"Walter! Here! I've found a hair In my
butter!"
"Only one, sir?"
"Certainly; only one!"
"I'll get you some more, sir."
"Horrors! Pome more what?"
"Some more butter, elr!"—Yonkers States
man.
IS IT POSSIBLE?
"I await the spring fashions with trepida
tion."
"What are they to be?"
"I don't know, but I understand they've per
fected something even worse than the tube
gown."—Louisville Courier-Journal.
■» « »
A COOL EXPLANATION
Father —What makes you so extravagant
with my money, sir?
Son —Well, dad. I thought you wouldn't
like to spend It yourself after working so
hard for It.—Boston Transcript.
MADE HER A FRIGHT
"Mrs. Jones has a new hat."
"Well, you look mightily pleased about
it."
"You Just ought to soo how It looks on
her."—Houston Post.
RECORD AT VASSAR
Male Visitor—Do you have any athletes
here?
Fi.ir Vauarlan—Well, there's hardly a Klrl
here but can twlit pome man 'round her lit
tle BngiT,-Princeton Tiger.
AFTERNOON TEA
"Ifavo you heard how Mrs. Smith is?" "THi
her hat's a llttlo trying." "Jones! Kloped to
Burope with his " "Maude has faults,
tberea no denylnK " "Bridge is how she gets
her money." "Do you take two lumps or
three?" "Ain't tho suffragettes too funny?"
"H.i\ ■ another cup of tea."
"Tetrantnl'i lovely hiKh C " "I just
dote Upon l aruso." "Mary Garden? She's too
■ploy." "Wonder how she Aatm to do so?"
"Problem plays, I think, are horrid." "Danc
ing don't appeal to me." "Isn't this room
something torrid?"
"Have another cup of toa."
"Lemon? Did you say two slieeß?" "Had
to sell their automobile." "Out or fashion to
■erve Lees." "V*s. I'm <i'iit(l a* Mbllophlle."
"Had the dearest time 111 Yurrup." "She en
io Charlie 1 Qeet" "I love cakes and
maple »yrup."
"Have anr>lher cup of tea.
"Mini be SOlncT" "What's >our hurry?"
"I think " "He said " "I said "
•Wo " "A" enßßßiiinunt. Got to scurry.
"Have another cup of tea."
—Llpplncotfa Magazine.
Left-Over Work
of Legislature
of 1909.
THE present California election laws
are the results of the "machine's"
successful efforts, extending over
ii decade, to corrupt the Australian
ballot law as it was originally adopted
by this state during the early '90s of
the lust century.
At the last session of the legislature,
tWO attempts were made to correct,
In a measure at least, the abuses of
the present law. The "machine"
fought both reforms and in tho clos
ing hours of the session won by a
narrow margin. The election laws re
main unchanged.
Early in the '80s the demand for re
form of the election laws forced the
"machine" into permitting the adop
tion of tho Australian ballot as the
method of voting in this state.
Under the new law the voter was not
only called upon to discriminate be
tween parties at the polls, but between
individuals.
This was accomplished by arranging
the names of the candidates on the
ballot with their party designations
under, the heading ot the offices for
which they aspired. ThUB all the can
didates lor governor were grouped to
gether under the head "governor,"
with the name of the political party
of each candidate after his name. The
name was done with the names of the
other candidates, uader the particular
office to which each aspired down to
township constable.
The advantage of such arrangements
is apparent. If the voter were gov
erned by party considerations alone he
had no difficulty In picking the can
didates named by his party. Hut it
was just as easy to pick men because
of other consideration!, their Integrity
and fitness for the oSlce to which they
aspired, for example. •■■.■<;
It developed that such was the ten
dency of intelligent voters. The ma
chine found itself practically helpless,
with men of high character being se
lected for office.
The Australian ballot for the mo
ment threatened the "machine's"
strangle hold upon the state. The
"machine," however, met the issue
with characteristic ability. The Aus
tralian ballot was deliberately changed.
This was done by arranging the names
of the candidates nrder the name of
the party that had nominated them.
Instead of grouping them under the
name of the office to which they as
pired. The change was made on the
theory that the average voter would
want to vote for the head of his ticket
and once started down the party col
umn would find It easier to" vote the
straight party ticket than'to go over
Into another party column to select
men better qualified for office than his
own party nominees.
In practice this theory wa,s found to
bo justified. The machine put popu
lar men at the head of its party ticket,
with its unworthy candidates further
down. As there was no discrimination
between individuals under this system,
the unworthy were too often swept
Into office on party issues, or because
of the popularity of the head of the
ticket.
The next step in the corruption of the
Australian ballot law was the intro
duction of the "party circle."
The party circle was placed nt the i
head of the party column. The voter
Wishing to vote his ticket straight, by |
making a cross In the party circle voted
for every candidate on the ticket. •,
Under provisions of the law govern
ing "distinguishing marks," and pre
vailing court decisions regarding them,
the average voter looked upon the par
ty circle as the safe way to vote. A
blot on the ballot, a cross in the wrong
place even the mark of an unclean
linger, may lead to the rejection of the
entire ballot. ..
As \ result, the elector, "to save his
vote," fell into the custom of voting
the party circle. In practice the ma
chine has found this most advan
tageous. By hooking up to a popular
cause or a popular man, the machine
has been able to control where other
wise It would have failed.
For example: In 1904 California gave
Roosevelt an unprecedented majority.
No fewer than 205.226 Californians vot
ed for the Republican Roosevelt elect- ]
ors to 89,294 who voted for Democratic
electors. To a large number who want
ed to "save their vote for Roosevelt,
the party circle was deemed the surest
and safest way. So they voted the
party circle, and In so voting for Roose
velt voted into office perhaps the worst
legislature California ever had, and a
congressional . delegation the majority
of whom were not at all In sympathy
with the Roosevelt policies.
Particularly has the party circle
worked against the re-election of good
judges Repeatedly Judges whose rec
ord on the bench has won them high
esteem of laity and bar have been de
feated for re-election because of he ac
cident of belonging to the minority
party, and having the balance of party
circle.votes against them. i
State Press Echoes
VALUE OF EDUCATION
A new idea of the value of an education Is
R lv. " v I-nnlel Waldo yield, the milliunai,,
shoe manufacturer, who "as entere,! Harvard
at the a«e of 45 years. He Is one or the
many ■•Mlf-made" men of this country of
opportunity- he la one of the countless "ex
ampl's"" pointed out to the youth of every
generation.-San Jose Herald.
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PRIZE FIGHTS ILLEGAL
The California law la plain regarding prize
flEhts Buoh contests are prohibited. No of
ficer of the law need err In enforcing It. Ac
cording to Its provision the proposed .Teffrles-
Sohnson fight, which Is being planned (or July
4 at Emeryville, never should be permitted.—
Modesta News.
HANKERS FOR LOS ANGELES
The eenlal editor of the PlacepVilU Nugget
Ih worried beeauee that di-llKhtful town is not
sixty miles from I»s Angeles, Instead of as
nrmy from Sacramento, and he bemoan! his
fate, and that o£ his community.-Sacramento
Union.
SADLY MIXED
It may be neoeeiary to be soused in the
muddy waters ol the Sacramento to set a
paawort to Blyelum. If It Is so, however, no
one ran deny that the icheme of things Is sad
ly mixed.-Woodland Mall.
NO RELATION
Wally Bey, who showel Mr. Roosevelt
around at Alhasar, Is In no way related, as
far as we are able to ascertain, to our own
Willy Boy, who stood oft the able-bodied pop
ulation of San Barnardlna county In the desert
last summer.—l'asudena News.
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PRESIDENT'S JOKE
"On* term li enough tor me, 1 President
Tart said, an J then followed with the explana
tion that he was only joking. That is a mat
ter left largely to the American people, and
an explanation of the Joke might not be neces
nary.— Tulare Advance.
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FEW OBJECT
The rule In molt newspaper columns Is
navel to mention a man who objects to leeini
ma m print. Not many such Bum now
rc-ilde outside of the cemetery, and the dcaU
have been taken there without reque.t.-Santa
Cruz Sentinel.
Vl—Reform of '
the Election Laws
Franklin
Hichborn
To amend whai Is left of the Austra
lian ballot law into something iiko its
old-time effectiveness two bills were In
troduced at tin! hist session of the leg
islature. They were:
First—The party circle bill, which re
mOved the parly circle from tlio elec
tion ballot.
Becand The Judicial column bill,
Whioh provided that the names of can
didates tor the bench should lie printed
in a column "ii the ballot by themselves
ami without party designation. This
would have effectively taken the Judi
ciary out of politics.
Until measures passed the senate;
both were held up m the assembly un
til the closing days of the session, and
then defeated in that house by narrow
margins.
The "party circle" bill passed tho
senate by a vote of Td to 15, as fol
lows:
To remove the party circle from tho
election ballot—Anthony, Bell, Ulrdsnil,
Black, linynton, Caminetti, Campbell,
Cartwright, Estudlllo, Huro,' Holohan,
Kennedy, Leavltt, Miller, Roseberry,
Rush, Sanford, Stetson, Thompson,
Walker. Willis, Wolfe and Wright—23.
The fifteen who voted against tho
removal of the party circle from tho
election ballott were—Hates, Bills,
Burnett, Cutten, Finn, Hartman, Hurd,
Lewis, MartlneUl, Price, Savage, stro
bridge, Weed and Welch—j.j.
In the assembly, the party circle bill
was denied second reading ana in mis
way killed by a vote of 86 to 35. Tho
change of a single vote would have
put the moasure upon Its passage.
The vote was as follows:
'I'o deny the party circle bill sec
ond leading and thus prevent its pas
sagi Barndollar, Beardslee, Bonan,
Butler, Collier', Cronin, Cullen, Dean,.
l-eehy. FUivelle. Fleishcr, Flint, Greer,
Griffiths, llammon, Hanlon, Hans.
Hawk, Hayes, Hinkel, Johnson of San
Diego, Leeds, Macauley, McClellan,
McManus, Melrose, Moore, Mott, Otis,
Perine, Pulcifer, Rech, silver, Stan
ton, Transue and Wagner—36.
To give the party circle bill second
reading, thus favoring the passage —
Baxter, Beatty, Black. Bohnett, Cal
lan. Cattell, COghlan, Cogswell, Collum,
costar. Qerdes, Gibbons, Qlllis, Hewitt,
Holmqulst, lrwln, Johnson of Sacra
mento, Johnson'of Jlacer, Julliard, Ke
hoe, Llghtner, Maher, Mendenhall, Nel
son. Odom, o'Neiii, Polsley, Preston,
Rutherford, Btucki nbruck, Telfer,
Whitney, Wilson; Wyllie, Young—3s.
The judicial column bin has been
called a Democratic measure. Nothing
could be further from the truth. It
was Introduced by a Republican sena
tor, Boynton. It had the indorsement
of Chief Justice Beatty of the stato
supreme bench, who is a Republican,
and of the superior judges generally
throughout the state without regard to
tl.eir party affiliations.
The measure passed the Republican
senate by a vote of -'i to !), two Demo
crats, by the way, Curtln and Hare,
voting against it. The vote was as
follows:
For the bill -Anthony, Hell, Dills,
Blrdaall, Black, Boynton, Burnett,
Caminettt, Campbell, Cartwrlght, Cut
ten, Bstud.llO, xlolohan, Kennedy,
Lewis, Miller, Price, Sanford. Stet
son, Strobrl dge, Thompson, AValker,
Welch, Willis, Wolfe. Wright—3B.
Against the bill—Curtln, Finn, Hare,
Hart man, Kurd, I^eavitt, Martinelll,
Savage and Weed—9.
Having passed the senate, the Ju
dicial column bill went to the assembly,
where, on its final passage it re
ceived a majority of those voting, but
not the majority of the assembly, forty
one votes, which was required for Its
passage. The, bill was defeated by a
vote of 35 for to 29 against. Six more
votes—there were sixteen members ab
sent when the vote was taken — would
have passed the bill. The voto was
as follows.
For the ludielal column bill—Baxter,
Beatty, Bohnett, Callan, Cattell, I
well, Collum, Costar, Drew, Flint. <ier
des, Gibbons, Gillis, Hewitt, Hinkle.
lrwln, Johnson of Placer, Julliard, Ke
lioe, Llghtner, Maher, Mendenhall.
Moore, Oilum, Otis, Polsley, Preston,
Pulcifer. Backett, Stuckenbruck, Telfer,
Whitney, Wilson, W\llie, Young—l!.".
Against the judicial column bill—
Barndollar, Beardslee, Rehan, Black,
Coghlan, Cronln, cullen, Feeley, Fla
velle, Greer, Hanlon, ' Hans, Hawk.
Holmquist, Johnson of Sacramento,
Johnson of San Diego, Leeds, Ma
cauley, McCellan, Melrose, Mott,
Nelson, Rech, Rutherford, Sehmitt,
Silver, Stanton, Transue, Wagner—29.
At the legislative session of 1911, a
second attempt will be made to take
the Judiciary out of politics, and to re
store the Australian ballot system to
something like its original effective
ness. The proponents of the two mea
sures will endeavor to force to suc
cessful conclusion the reforms which,
at the session of 1909, failed by nar
row margin.
Far and Wide
DOGGEREL
Salt! the dog: "When that trip to th» cupboard
Was taken by Old Mother Hubbard,
Her search was a stall—
She had eaten It all
Herself—and, I know for I rupboard!"
—Puck.
EXTINGUISHING A VILLAGE
"William Rockefeller has been balked in
his ooncludlnc efforts to extinguish the «iilnr,'i>
of Brandon, ui> In tl»> Adirondack*. It used
to l»' 11 place of 12W) tnhuhltunts, but hns beon
so far surrounded and encroached upon by
Mr. Rockefeller's park anil f.ir.st reservation
that only about four families remain.—Spring
field (Mass.) Republican.
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MISSING GOLD
Last year the various mining regtoni of th«
world provided upward of }4;V).fl00.000 In gold.
Where has It gone? It ilo,;< no! appear In
the statements of the finances of the various
governments of the world, nor In the bank
statements.—Salt I,ake Tribune.
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ELK
The range of the elk extends over a large
portion of the North American continent.
There, however, it is known as the moose,
since the name of elk is reserved for the
wapiti, the latter being an entirely Infar
reel l>ut firmly founded local nomenclature. —
WWe World.
ELECTRIC SALTER
One of the electrodes In the vat was
weighed) down with a brick, which after the
rumbled In the hand like dry cake. The
electricity had driven the wilt particles Into
and through the brick. As he was Interested
In the paoklng business, the. experimenter
wondered If electricity couldn't drive milt
into meat. Fie tried it, and B Kreal meal ciir
ins plant hai been erected in Cleveland.—
Collier's.
TAXICAB ECONOMY
But with tnxirabs It Is different. They bat
up money Caater than the old cabs, and It Is
nothing unusual now fur an MOOri to iisk bow
much longer it will take to gut ready. Within
fifteen 01 twent] mlnutei "i the tlm« set im
calls a taxi and (eta hero Just as you m«
going downstairs. Not very romantic, no, but
It's sensible und saves money.—New York
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