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THE HERALD IN SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLAND—Ix>» Angeles and South ern California visitors to San Franrlseo ana Oakland will find The Herald on sale at the news stands In the San Francisco ferry building and on the streets In Olkland by Wheatley and by Amos News Co. A file of The T.os Angeles Herald can be Men at the office of our English repr« centatlves, Messrs. B. and J. Hardy & Co . 80, SI and 32 Fleet street, London. Eng land, free of chnrgf. and that firm will be Clad to receive news, subscriptions and ad vertisements on our behalf. On all matters pertaining to advertising address Charles R. Gates, advertising man ■ger. Population of Los Angeles 327,685 CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN Mayor Gaynor has been a consistent gainer, which pleases us all. The old dying S. P. mule had a couple of healthy kicks left In Its system. The fame of the solid three had the effect of solidifying public sentiment to marked degree. We trust the defeated ones will be good enough sportsmen not to claim that somebody doped them. We Kent how it would be with Stand stiller Dooncan McKinley. Chart: "Kent" is the Scotch for "knew." We are willing to glvo odds of about 2 to 1 that Mr. A. G. Spaldlng Is the most popular man In San Diego county. Anybody who has Just come from a dentist's chair will hope that Dr. Crip pen Is severely punished on general principles. More than 10,000 Pasadenans at Long Beach yesterday. What a lot of keys to leave under the doormats of a town at one time. If any of the defeated candidates ■want to talk it over they will prob ably find a most sympathetic listener in James J. Jeffries. Dr. Crippen and Miss L<>neve can now be returned to England. Have the London papers got that merry quip about "coming back" ready? A local paper says Roosevelt was turned down in New York in favor of Fairbanks. It was a cold deal, to be aure, but not so frigid as that. It may be due to our imagination, but we seem to see a rather melancholy expression in most of the faces of can didates on the billboards since Tues day. A news item says Tvs Eldrldgo held an animated conversation with a local pugilist on election day. What could they have been discussing? Knock outs? \\v believe wo read that Tap Rent Murray Crane west to look tilings over. It is to be hoped for the sake, of accuracy and truth that he will not report until he looks California ovor. It is a rather interesting question Whether rhn minority that were last Week calling the majority party ro.n ogadop Ftin consider themselves the regulars, in vletv of the election re turns. Now a New Ynrker says he heard a drunken policeman bay Gaynof was going to i)(? killed, A the man's namo is Perlmutter, ii i.s suspected he may bo a n • noted firm of i'ot ash & I'erlinuiter. The slang phrase, "He's a good In dian," might be aptly applied to Sen ator Gore bj the real Oklahoma red racn, to whom a k c i many million dollars will bo savi J bj 'ils revela tion. Uncle Joe Cannon Mem to be working <;n n Their announcements 1 won't resign comi "ii alt not to oonfllct w. parently. The riir'i-t prlnmr> iuroly had the machine managers buffaloed, it new thing to them, and v. know how to meet the changed condi tion! wae amusing to all who had their ■lick and effective work under tho old order. THE TWO MACS CALIFORNIA'S great contest of Tuesday will be measured through out the country chiefly by the re- sult of the congressional fights. It will ho explained to the world, ot course, that Hiram Johnson and the tlrket he led to such an overwhelming victory was insurgent, but the country Will ii"t attach the Importance to the state ticket that it will to the outcome of attacks on the Cannon congressmen. The situation here was largely paral leled recently in Kansas and lowa, where suite officers were also chosen, but even in the case of Stubbs in Kan sas, who won the nomination for gov ernor by a big majority as the radical foe of all special privilege, the public outside of the state showed not much interest. It was the fate of Murdock and the others who typified the ex tremes in Washington that the world was watching. So it probably was with respect to the California election. The country will look to the con gressional results, and when it finds that in only two districts were success ful fißhts made against Cannon stand patters and representatives of Wall street, while in three districts the stal warts were unopposed, it will look upon the insurgent victory os far less im portant in scope and results than it renlly is. James McLachlan was always a small man in Washington and little known outside of the circle that bowed and scraped on the doormat of the speaker's room, hat in hand. Whatever promin ence he had he owed to his position as a courtier to the czar and his willing ness to do anything without question. Duncan McKinlay, however, was a member of ability who in making him self felt in congress also attained fame through the country. Ho, too, was a truckler to and tool of Cannon, and his defeat by William Kent, also widely known for his Chicago reform work, will attract widespread attention. Gifford Pinchot's championship of Kent also added to the national In terest, especially since Pinchot came direct from Hoosevelt to whalo McKin lay and show up his connection ■with thr tariff plunderbund and the railroad interests. The enthusiastic vote for AlcKinlny's retirement in the second district, like the invitation received by I'alderhead of Kansns from his con stituents to go away back and sit down, will count for a g-ood deal In demonstrating California's sympathy with the progressive movement, be cause they were close to the speaker. As for the three representatives who were unopposd in their districts, It Is not by any means certain that their troubles are over. The real campaign has only Just begun, and there is plenty of time to see that they give an ac counting of their stewardship. If there is not enough virility in the Republi can ranks to attend to the matter there ought to be some live Democrats of sound principle* who are willing to look out for those districts in Wash ington for a while. The storm is not going to blow over before November. It Is something of a wonder that men like McKinlay and McLaehlan can he so easily beaten when it is remem bered how the system built up by their kind is used to entrench them. Both of them flooded their districts with documents—tons of them—from Wash ington, mailed under government frank, though purely selfish in purpose and political in nature. This advantage, which in the aggregate costs the gov ernment a vast sum of money because the railroads have to be pa*id for haul- Ing it, is an enromous one. This unscrupulous use of the mails, which is one of the chief causes of the annual deficit of $17,000,000 in the oper ation of the postoffiee department, is an evil that has been made newly con spicuous by the campaign just closed. The next congress, which will be Demo cratic or Insurgent, is likely to put a stop to It. THE LETTER BOX THE HERALD feels compelled to ansounce that ■with this issue the discussions on socialism and on theological questions that have been running in the. Letter Box, With both Interest and edification. must be brought to a close. The subjects are so big that their many phases lend opportunities fnr interminable controversy, and that, it must be plain to all. would be as un pleasant from the reader's standpoint as Impracticable from the editor's. Controversialists become bo earnest that they do not .)!trn take this view. On general topics The Herald invites 1. tti ra from it and f« els that the number who avail thetngelvea of the Letter Box are all too few. This; ought to be one of the most Intensely interesting features "i" every newspa per, and It is such in most English dallies. The Englishman is foi writing to hla newspapers about abuses small and great. Fr6m the en ■weeper to the railroad president all fear the Influence on public sentiment of these expressions of opinion. The American walks down town growling at public officials ami pub lic service- corporations, but it all ends In thin air and nothing is done. The iiewnpapern arc left alone to bring pres sure on the.se agencies, which comn to think that the newspapers represent merely single men or small groups "f men, L«t the public stand by the newspapers in their effort for better work '.;i public and corporate capacity. Why (eel moiiiiil sensltlvi about seeing your name In print? Why not givi; tho public, the advantage of gome of these good suggestion! you scatter around In the ineffective^ the .■•mull conversational circle? He rn* mber that a jmbiiHhod letter has hundreds of times rnor< Influence than lons privately spoken. Bridgeport, Conn., gained 4:; pei cent in Dip la^i decade, which the Cl Record-Herald thinki i* g 1 for an ti m city. Now "•> expeci to :. a the Bridgeport paperi retort that their town may be effete, but accord- Ing to r< port, Chicago is the real lluiu,- Lv the cf-leat line LOS \XGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18, 1910. c!23^?^^/A^c /f^ .j' tjj ||yi li* GONE MAD ffrTTHY, this Is very midsummer yw madness." The quotation is ' ' from Shakespeare but it could not have been more appropriate if it had been written August 16, 1910, In the city of New York, concerning the attitude of the Republican "regulars" toward former President Roosevelt. It simply passes understanding how bosses so shrewd in some respects as Barnes, Woodruff and wadawortb can think that in preferring James S. Sher man to Theodore Roosevelt for tempo rary chairman of their state conven tion they are playing anything resem bling a winning card. All these leaders are of the "old guard," which in New York is the synonym for reactionaries, friends of oligarchy rule. Involved in the fight is their unyielding opposition to Gov. Hughes' direct primary bill, which Koosevelt favors. Only two theories are plausible in this matter. It is well known that an g<iT can become in rare instances so in tense as to blind its victim temporar ily. Perhaps these machine leaders, rendered mad by Hughes' long attack on their power, have been made in capable of seeing what is happening throughout the country and what kind of doom awaits those who oppose the march of democracy. The other theory is the antithesis of this. Perhaps they do see the doom and have become so reckless that they intend to scuttle the ship and carry it down with themselves. SHERMAN AND GORE A WITNESS tells the Oklahoma committee that Vice President Bherman was opposed to the out rageous graft in the form of 10 per cent fees it was proposed to take from the Indians. How much opposed? Nol enough, it seems, to expose the shame less exploitation of the wards of the nation, and Sherman was very familiar with the situation, for he was, by grace .if Cannon, (or long years, chairman of the committee on Indian affairs In the Why did Sherman remain silent, even after a blind senator revealed the tact that he had been ottered a bribe? Until he can answer this simple ques tion many people will be forced to be lieve the Vice president not wholly in nocent of some collusion in the Okla homa graft. Contrast the action of the Oklahoma senator with the Inaction of Bherman. Gori has felt the ;.ting of poverty in Its bitterest forms. Even now he has nothing but his salary. The person who, he says, offered him $25,000 to i liange his position on the Indian leg islation was a personal friend of long standing. This man knew Gore had often Buffered from sheer want. But Gore, was not for sale! John D. Rockefeller got only $1,f,20,000 as dividends for the ihm quarter from the Standard. Ilut as John lia.s been thrifty and invested in a few oilier enterprises we need not worry foi ho will feel the pinch of hardship in his old age. If It is true, as a dispatch from New York says, that lightning will turn milk bluo, there arc daily cli storms around .some of thi 1. if An geles sources of Kupply that the weather observer's spyglass Is m While thirteen of tho fifty principal cities of the country dropped off in ,1 receipt* for July, L.os Angolei took in 1106,488, an Increase of to n> per cent over July, 1909. Some thing doing In thin village all the time, BurelUi "in home of Oovernor CHI I. tt, gtVfl .Johnson as m.'my as all other candidates. Bo fa* as Insurgency la ooncornod, liureka has found it. The New Keeper PUBLIC LETTER BOX TO CORRESPONDENTS —letters inten d«-d for publication must bo accompanied bj the name and address of tue writer. The Herald ifives the widest latitude to correspond ents. bvt L<inmu no responsibility for their views. STATE SOCIALISM AND SOCIALISM QUITE DIFFERENT Bditor Herald: Mr. Owen quotes from the platform of the Socialist par ty as follows: "Socialism means that all thing! upon which the people in common depend shall by the people in common be owned and administered." Then he has the hardihood to declare: ■I Bay, we say, that means govern ment (state)' ownership and adminis- Istered and it cannot mean anything else." %Vnd he goes on to take advan tage of John Spargo's (purely tenta tive and explanatory) use of the word "government"—used in condescension to the mental needs of an ignorant questioner—to bolster up his false po sition. With the man who at this time of day attempts to confound "oo clallsm" with "state Socialism," I fear there is but one alternative—either he doesn't know or he is acting Ingenu ously. Ppargo and others have made it abundantly plain that it is only a "government" that is owned by the poople—in other words, that is the people, that Is contemplated by So cialists. In fact it will not be "gov ernment" really (that supposes two fac tors—the governing and the governed); it will be an organization by the whole people for tho administration of things. Notice how the anarchist al ways avoids the word "public" owner ship, preferring the ambiguity of "gov ernment" ownership for his purpose of discrediting Socialism. The ownership by government (whether city or national) of a few utiHtles like gas, water, railways, etc., while the "Industries" are still In pri vate hands, is often only a sort of "dose pasture" for -a clique of poli ticians and seekers of snug and highly paid Office. Like our Los Angeles wa ter department, now growing bo bloat ed with wealth through extortions from the poor (charging them three or four prices nn a "minimum" meter rate) that It is about to house itself in a marble palace at fabulous outlay of public money. This department em ploys all the old private graft meth ods, such as charging you for water whether you use it or not, "so long as It \m on," and if (during absence to avoid paying for what you don't use) you have it turned off. they charge yon $1 to turn it on again. Have you either way. This is a specimen of gome kind of) government ownership --it is not Socialism, and I am sorry to see Mr. Owen or anyone seeking to revive this crusade of confusion. Luck ily even public Ignorance can hardly any longer be abused to this extent. We (Socialists) certainly do deny that ownership "by the people" and ownership by "government" (as at nr enl understood) are In any way synonymous. VAX. STONE. PENS ANSWER TO CRITICISM OF LETTER ON SOCIALISM "Editor Herald: Now that William C. Owen has criticised mo and my letter 'i ask him to read that letter once more and he will find that I did not deny that Socialism means govern ment ownership. Socialism does mean government ownership of the hip ma chinery and such land as Is to be used to carry on co-operative production.. But it does not mean that a bunch of officers or capitalists shall own or con trol the co-operation, as such would not he Socialism, but state Socialism. I ask Mr. Owen In what wiH the majority rule render the minority helpless and explain how a no-rule co operation can satisfy all. A no-rule society may run smooth when it li composed of only a few, but take n whole nation of co-operato»s and you have ■ 'chaos where everyone S A f,,' corporation must have a rule to follow, the rule must first be de- C The "majority will win and will ren der the minority helpless aealns* that rule But whnt of It? -No need of coins Into despair because everyone else did not think the same as T. Private affairs should not be decided on by outsiders and will not where It ',„• not Interfere with the outsiders. No one should have the privilege of becrtming a nuisance. But it will bo no one else's business' what one oat* or drinks, though there are those In the party now who would prohibit in toxicants. Nor Will It be the busi ness of the majority wherb you eat, or the color of your clothing or of your hair or how much you eat or when. Nor where you shall sleep, or where you shall worship or who you shall worship, or how. Herbert Spencer was wise as a phil osopher, but when he undertook to criticise Socialism he either did not understand, or did he wilfully misrep resent? CHARLES U. WHITE. Pomona, Cal., Aug. 17. CLAIMS AVERAGE PERSON . AGAINST SOCIALISTIC IDEA Editor Herald: Mr. Rubell is already dissatisfied with our discussion on So cialism and wants to quit unless the issue can be narrowed down to defi nite points. He thinks I am continu ally dodging him in argument and lik ens me to a gopher that always bobfe out of the wrong hole. But Is this really the case? I have advanced valid arguments in all my letters against Socialism, yet he has either left them unnoticed or toyed with them like a half-grown baby. Let me repeat some of the arguments that have appeared and add ;i few more to the list. Most people have not got the sense of justice sufficiently developed to willingly grant equal opportunity to all: that Socialism may get the float ing vote from the working people, but property owners will never vote for it: that the average person, even if So cialism were practicable, would not care to live in a communistic society: that democracy, to which we are in evitably hastening, will give us all the liberty^Td equality thrtt we can ap preciate during this century; that even if the state could take over all indus tries it could not successfully conduct them: that under state ownership we should have the problem of the classes and the imasses in an aggravated form; that the state will never have money enough to pay private individ uals and corporations for their prop erty and that it will not be allowed t,o steal this property while there is a supreme court and a standing army In the country to protect Individual rights. Socialists think such objec tions are. erroneous and the ernana- tlons from pervert minds. But then Socialists who are shouting themselves hoarse over the new commonwealth have not the normal vision. Time and disappointment are their safe cure, and not argument. P. A. JENSEN. Los Angeles, Aug. 17. WOULD FIND SYSTEM TO HALT FORGING OF CHECKS Editor Herald: It Is distressing to learn how many persons are going wrong through forging checks. Cannot si system be found that will make It difficult to secure blank checks save by those who are legally entitled to them. Let only those who have deposits In bank* !><■ able to ••curt blank checks under proper restrictions and penal ties, making it unlawful to give away or sell blank checks to any one with out due safeguards. If a man aikl for a blank let It bo given under such conditions that the, issuing of forged paper shall be reduced to a minimum. Almost every newspaper contains num bers of caaea of check forgery; too many men and women are going down the criminal road because it is HO easy to step into a hank and pick up a blank check Will not our wise men. our banker* and merchants 'devise some method to reduce the number of crim inals who go wrong because the way of beginning is so easy? M. M, I'-'. Troplco, Aug. 15. SEEK? INFORMATION ABOUT PRINCIPLES IN POLITICS Editor Herald: What Is Democracy, Republicanism and Socialism? Are. they not the "Isms'' of political inter ests that have the same ambition— namely, a government of the people, for the people made by the people? Why do political parties exist? Why are special pledges required of the candidate? Is not it a hindrance to a good character to bo curtailed to sup port a party •'ism'"' If tho laws are made by the people Is It not sufficient to have our offices filled by those who win enforce such.laws? Is it not a fact that partyism in destructive to a government by the people? AN INQUIRBH. Los Angeles, August IS. A Well Known Citizen There is a very large, romewhat un wieldy and usually meritorious citizen in the United States that BoM not as a rule have enough attention, and ■when he does }t Is generally not of the right sort. Ho has thousands of mouths and eyes and hands; some times ho makes a' good living and sometimes he does not; ha has mil lions of children and regiments of uncles and aunts and they none of them cost less ' than they -did a • few years ago; his wants tire pretty sim pie, his naturo not unkindly and his intentions undoubtedly good. , But ho has two faults: ho Is careless and he Is averse to using a very fair Intel ligence that he possesses. He does not wish 1 to be disturbed in his favorite athletic sport of "going to the office," though he wastes a good deal of time when he gets there- ho Is an honest man with a strong ftislike of unpleas ant facts. He is a good-natured man, but sometimes is indignant for half an hour, and if very Indignant indeed has been known to remain so oven to an hour's rounded fulness. Though ho has not any Strong taste for statecraft, he nevertheless by an Ingenious' system of abstention has; framed a 'theory of government wherein the Voting- is done f6r the major part by hands other than his own, though at times he has been known to show a little dissatis faction with the result. He is fond of "going to the office," and as we have An Experiment with Monkeys In McClure's Magazine for August, Burton J. Hendriek in his article, "Oxygenizing a City." tells of the fresh-air treatment that Dr. William A. Evans tried on the monkeys in the Lincoln park »00, Chicago: " 'Take your twenty healthy mon keys ins-id*, as usual, this winter, 1 he told Cy Do Vry, 'but keep the five sick ones outside. It will be interesting to see what will happen.' " 'But they can't stand It; the cold air will kill them.' protested the keeper. " 'If it does you won't lose inuch^r the monkeys either, for, at best, they can only live a few weeks." "As the winter came on these five sick tropical animals were kept in a place where they were constantly ex posed to its chilling drafts. They be came perforce fresh-air cranks. A thatched shelter was provided, into which they could retreat when the weather became too icy, but no. arti ficial heat was supplied. Strangely enough, except at night, when they slept under It, the invalids seemed to care little for this shelter. "With the gradual approach of win- Hindu Immigration Must Stop (San Franc The present' rate of importation of Hindu laborers runs about 300 a month and is increasing. If not checked the Influx will exceed 5000 a year, and these figures are moderate If we con sider the virtually unlimited coolie pop ulation from which the supplies are drawn and the pernicious activity of the steamship companies engaged In this profitable trade. These Hindus are try far the most ob jectionable class of Asiatic immigrants arriving In this country. They are un fitted by constitution to withstand the rigors and variations of the American climate and as laborers they are dis tressingly inferior. In fact, it is mere ly a question of time when they shall become a public charge. Indeed, 'it is a form of cruelty to bring them here, because they are wholly unfitted to withstand the struggle for existence on this continent. The Hindus, moreover, constitute a race problem of even more difficult and dangerous character than do the other Asiatics. Their caste prejudices pre clude any sort of assimilation with the spirit of American institutions. They Uncle Jethro's Answers (W. D. Nt»blt, in the Delineator) My wife wants a $200 Oriental rug for the parlor and I want a $25 do mestic. We are quite on the outs about it. How can we compromise DISTRAfTKI) 11 IS HAND. Compromise on the $200 Oriental. Was strolling home from a card party the other evening with a young lady. She is 20 years old, weighs, «1 should say, about 120 pounds, has deep blue eyes and this crispy, wavy, blond hair. Her cheeks have that peculiar come-and-go pink in them, and her lips are -red as roses. There Is/a dim ple in her cheek when she smiles. When we reached a dark place in the street she clung to my arm anil Mid she was .afraid, v She stopped, and looked up-into my eyesi and said she thought I Was brave, that L was her ideal of a 'hero. • I assured her there was no danger whatever, but she said that might be so, yet It was just as noble of mn to be willing to protect her. She said there wasn't any reward too great for me, and then just looked up at me, with her lips half-emlling Merely in Jest THE FATAL. CAKK . Mr- KeweJl Dl), John, I baked a oak* this morning and net it on the window sill and ft tramp tame along and stole It. >I feel "Newed— On, don't cry. One tramp less in the world doesn't-matter.— Chicago News. NO RELIEF Mrs. Mrlliyikolly—Do you never long for death's blessed relief? , ■ , Mr». Knottso—lndeed, I have. But that rich Old husband nt - mine Is 75 and he a beginning 'to act *a If he wero intending to live Indefinitely.— Boston Herald. POOR STAY-AT-HOME Gunner- And you don't! think your wife's letters are as affectionate as usual? Won, you should make allowances when she Is at the beach. , , Ouyer (sadly)— all I mak» al lowances.—Chicago News. A NARROW ESCAPR ...,. » UIM de Playne-Is It true that you said my (ace was enough to make a man climb a Mr. n< li'r»iK'- Well. I—meant, of course, if the man was on the othor Bide of the fence.—Chicago News. - ■ . NO TELLING ' Vvr ■'■f.-i' Dissatisfied Lodger-And I know something about apartments. Mr«. Plncher.* You don t suppose I've lived in them twenty year. for r°Mi»!*'pinchni--Hl,.»houldn't b« .at all bu»- Mrs. Plooher HI shouldn't bo at all suf prised.—The T.itler. ' '.. - A WISH When all the town Is baking hot '.'.' And higher mill (h'j heat waves roll, How muehl-tong again to 1.,- ■ A patch upon, th»: swimming holt. • . ■•-.■•■. m--.■.." . -New York Sun. (Chriattea Mmmi Monitor) said this exercise is his favorite, but when tired of this or seeking a change he at once arouses and Invigorates himself by locking the stable door af ter the hor.so Is gone. This he does with so much emphasis and vigor that sometimes It makes an echo that is said to sound like a laugh, but travel ers nre not agreed on this point. He is a kindly man with a very firm belief that wlien a policeman or a car conductor or a janitor or a trades man does not do what he is paid for dotnjh lie errs not from malico pre pense, but from the joy of living that is above trifles and spurns the slav ish fear of duty. He doea not follow such a rule himself, but as we have. Intimated, he is not as clone at logic, as he could be if ho chose. This lack of Ipgie induces In him what we are sorry to admit is a sort of selfish ness that persuades him thut If ho shuffle! Off a duty it will not fall twice aa hard upon the shoulders of somebody else that has enough al ready. Consequently, ho Is very averse to pointing out a breach of right, not because he approve! of such a thing In any way, but because to complain would be to commit What In the XTnlted states takei the place of high treason in less enlightened countries. But he is very happy as yet and thougfn his bed and books and bread and board are overcharged with others' profits, it is becaUM they belong to that patient person, the (ieneral Public. ter, the monkeys showed aa natural an inclination for the cold open air as (heir healthy brothers did for the hot drafts Inside the monkey house. Pres ently there appeared upon their emac iated bodies a faint sprouting of hair, which grow thicker as the weather be came more severe. Gradually the slug gish creatures started into life; instead Of huddling in corners, they began to climb and Jump about their cages. Bo fore the winter was over all of them had thick brown, furry coats; their muscles had grown large and strong; they ate eagerly and manifested an in creased desire for the favorite simian pastime—fighting. They became thu most popular curiosities of the zoo. Nothing in years had delighted vl£ ltors so much as what had now be come an everyday sight: One of the* tropical animals'in zero weather seuteß Upon a snowbank, bontentodly eating a banana. Hut the twenty monkeys that, early in the winter, had entered the steam-heated monkey house in splen did physical condition, had not fared so well. By spring not a single ono was alive—all had died of tubercu losis." Sco Call) are, in fine, Impossible. San Francisco appears to be the only port at which they are granted free admission to the United States or to any country on this continent. In Se attle the. immigration authorities have eliminated most of this immigration on the legal ground that the Hindus are mostly polygamistH—a reason that may serve as a temporary barrier to the flood. In Canada there la prac tically no such thing as Asiatic immi gration, because of the la-w requiring that these immigrants shall have in th>ir possession $500 apiece. It is imperative that the United States shall erect some effective legis lative iferrier against this immigration. The labor conditions of the coast must not be left subject to the caprice of Officials, most of whom are subject to powerful political influences exercised by the corporations which make a profit from this trade. Congress will lie asked at the coming session to deal with this subject as a whole and In a radical way. The prevailing condi tions have risen to the importance of ■ menace to American institutions. and half-pouting. I think she stood and looked at me that way for sev eral minutes, clutching my arm. I thanked her for the compliment, and she Mghed and said we might as well hurry along home. Since then she has declined four Invitations to the theater from me. Is she treating me right? SOL. EMNASS. No, she is not treating you right. She should have taken stops to pre vent your remaining at large. I am In a quandary. A grass widow with three children has asked mo to take Sunday dinner with her and her family, and a maiden lady of sorao 42 years has told me that she feels an unaccountable faith In me and wants me to consider myself free to drop In at any time and discuss literaturo and art with her. She telephoned me.this evening that she wants my advice about some Investments. What shall I do? J. B. S. ■Select any railway folder, find what train will get you out at once, and take that train. t Far and Wide THE DOLLAR-A-DAY PENSION Does the country—any section of the oountry—really deslia that the sums be ln civ.isi-d Ha atlvooated by these Deniocratlo pollttciani in Ohio? la it altogether seem ly that the political fortunea of a man who has so many legitimate claims to con sideration should be linked with an appeal to veterans who are banded together upon non-polltlcal lines, and would consult their own best Interests by keeping polltlelans and the boomers of politicians at arm's length? — Washington Star. NOT OF INTEREST TO HIM So far, nobody has Induced Senator Lodge to express any opinion about Congressman Ames's probabilities of success with hi* aeroplane.—Boston Globe. HOW TO OBT RICH Well, If It was a bunch of Englishmen that Ijniicht all our stocks dear and sold them cheap, ,wo have theoretically made a lot of money.—Brooklyn Standard-Union. NEW YORK'S QfiEAT NEED There is a golden opportunity In tht» state for a governor of the tyj>e of Sam unl J. Tilden or Judson Harmon. —New York Sun. TIIE WONDER OF IT Wirelesa telegraphy Is tha Shsrtook Holmes of this age. —Baltimore Bun. MAYBE MEANT WETS AND DRYS "Nick" said In his oyo opener. "Ohio l» the battleground this year of titanic forces." Why. wci thought the democratic party was dead, once more.—Plttsburg Post. THE MAN TO MAKE ANSWER ■•nator Aldrlch and not Speaker Cannon ahould reply to Senator Bristow's charges In reference to Aldrlcu's part In making the rub ber duties.