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THE MELTING POT' IS
PLAY FOR ALL PEOPLE Treats of Great fheme of the New American Race in Its Making SHIRLEY OLYMPIUS Whether you be Jew or Gentile, Christian or pagan, believer or atheist, rich or poor, high or low, Socialist or reactionary, aristocrat or plebeian, go see "The Melting Pot" at the Majestic this week. Tou will come away a bet ter citizen, a truer patriot, a more hu man and sincerer individual. Hut you'll have to think to bo benefited, just as you have to exercise to be mus cular, for "The Melting Pot" Is not a play for silly sentimentalists or pismy brains. It is for these who desire bet terment, those who desire to share in the great uplift of humanity. Your ears will certainly be phased with the music of eloquent speeches, and your eyes will certainly be delimited by the matchless magic, Oi exquisite acting. But you will gain no lesson unless you are willing to think. And possibly you •will not think you are thinking. Maybe the greatest, the deepest and the host thoughts will come after you have left the playhouse and have even rested a night. But if you have a brain and you wish to use it don't fail to see Walker "Whlteside and his co-players present "The Melting Pot." Israel Zangwlll has taken a theme— the amalgamation of the races In the making of tho American—which a lesser genius would hardly dare at tempt. He has made Russians and Jews the basic characters. But lie might as easily have taken German and Italian, French and Norwegian, as Russian and Jew. He has given an answer as to what could and should be done with the immigrants who are Keeking refuge in this groat country of ours. Some may say that Mr. Zang ■will's answer is too advanced and is based upon individuals too much. That Is for the years of tomorrow to de termine. Suffice it to say. Mr. Zang will has written a great play which grips one with Its intensity, its plaus ibility, Its eloquence and the magni tude of the property It carries. Of few, too few, plays may It be said that they contain leal eloquence. More often are they grandillquont. Much of the dramatic philosophy Is mere sophistry. But not so with "The Melt* Ing Pot." It is sincerely eloquent, con vincingly logical. To many the story of "The Molting Pot" is familiar, but it will boar repeti tion. In "the molting pot" of New York city are cast David Qulxano, a Russian Jew, who has fled from his home, and Vera Revendal. He Is a musician, she a settlement workor. By his playing first and hi? personality af terwards, he attracts her to him. It is almost a case of love at first sight for these two. She seeks him out in his home, and there for the first time loams that he is a Jow —a great shock to her, for she is the dnughtor of a Russian nobleman and has been taught all her life that Jews are to be despisod. But she overcomes this feeling of re pugnance and does all In her power to aid the young musician. She herself has been a radical In Russia and has even been arrested and only escaped Siberia by fleeing from prison. She nnd David toll thtlr love, he departs from the traditions of his race and she from hers, and their wedding Is plan ned. There is a young American mil lionaire, Quincy Davenport, who loves Vera, and doos all In his power to lirenk up the match, and finally per suades Baron Revendal, Vera's father, to come to this country to prevent the marriage to David. Baron Revendal, it appears, was the man who com innnded the Russian troops who shot down David's family at Kischinef, and It is the baron's face that constantly recurs to the young Jew in the horrible vision of the massacre. The baron de mands that his daughter shall not marry David, but she insists nnd brings David and her father together. When David realizes that she is tho daughter of the man who has brought all the unhapplness upon him, he turns from Vera and goes back to his people, de claring that nothing can bridge the 6ea of blood which llei between them. He goes his way and she hers but the closing act brings the two together again, both "pioneers on the lost road to happiness." Walker Whiteslde illumines the role of David with the light of genius and great art. He convinces one In a man ner few actors are capable of. it is n rare treat to see him, or rather to feel the magnetism of his acting. His description of the massacro is unfor getable. His manner betokens a hid den sorrow which is held in check only by a desire to rise, always. If Florence Fisher had no talent beyond her musical speaking voice she would i be entitled to high praise. But she. J lias fresh beauty anil emotional ability, j nnd she displays It in a manner which : leaves little to be desired. Her Vera i Revendal is a delicately penciled dra matic portrait which will not soon be effaced from one's memory. There are other characters portrayed in a manner befitting Mr. Whlteslde's characterization of tho unfortunate Jew. For instance, Robert Whlt worth's Quincy Davenport, Dore Da vidson's Mendel Quixano and Hubert j Wilkes' Herr Pappelmeister, Louise Muldener's Fran Quixano, Leonora yon Ottinger's Baroness Revendal and Alice May's Katherlne O'Reilly ea/fh Is a dramatic gem. And last towers Will D. Corbett's Baron Revendal, a careful study and a wonderful char acterization of tho harsh, bigoted aris tocrat whose slaying of innocents is deemed a duty. Again I say, see "The Melting Pot." It is a play for all people. • • • "The Substitute" is a delightful com edy, light and frothy, with toui ' farce here and there to make it moro enjoyable, and was built for tho pro verbial "tired business man," and the woman who thinks she is tired, but is simply mentally slothful. All the types dear to the two mentioned classes are to be found in "The Substi tute," therefore it pleases tho audi ence immensely. The comedy is di verting and seems to fit nicoly tho mood of most playgoers those hot afternoons and enervating nights. While In the main "The Substitute" is well acted, there aro times, especial ly in the fir t two acts, when the en tire company sa\. Byron Beasley seems to be off tho dramatic key, and when thi action drags slowly. Max Figman enacted the role of James Smith In a farce-comedy vein. And Max Figman is one of the few men on the stage who can be farcical without being ludicrous. Othor members of Mr. Flgman's company played ihoir roles more or less seriously, that Is to .say. in a high comedy manner, The contrast made Mr. Plgman'a person ality stand out prominently. Bui the Burbank players depart n bit from the Figman method. Mr. Bi isley fol lows Figman's load, but Rome of the other members of the company refus • to take their roles seriously and play them In that manner. The fault Is not vital to the success of the production, as ni seen yostorday afternoon, when the audience was In an uproai most of the time. Mr. Beasli y was quite delightful as James Snath, lawyer and Will Offer Catchy Songs and Clever Dances at Los Angeles C.VRRUS RYAN AND GEORGE BTOKKS pseudo-minister, and surprised many by showing a deep understanding of light comedy. He resorted to no tricks to bring out the laughs, as they say in stage parlance, but compelled merri mont by his own acting and person ality. Marjorta Rambeau was prop erly demure, properly pretty, properly gownod and properly lachrymose as the daughter of the misjudged old par son. The role Is one which calls for the freshness of youth, and Miss Ram beau has that in abundance. Though his role was small Jack Bolgrave made an individual hit as Adolphe, the cos tumer. Mr. Belgrave suited dialect, actions and makeup exactly to the character of the bourgeois French man. Grace Travers as a much mar ried woman with a theatrical past, whose desire for the nice things of life led her to knock for admission to a prison, was convincing. Ethel yon Waldron was delightfully ingenue as Holon Smith. Florence Oberle as the parson's sister and housekeeper was stiff, amateurish and out of her ele ment, David Landau as the district attorney satisfactorily enacted a role wherein he portrays a sort of half cad, half villain. Others in the cast filled In the empty spaces properly. • • • Al Lawrence, "The Prince of Good Humor," will be the particular star of the new Sullivan & Consldlne bill which opens at the Lor Angeles thea ter this afternoon. He Is one of the few real comedians now appearing in vaudeville, and his success all over the Sullivan & Consldlne circuit has been instantaneous. Lawrence was for merly tho star of the Grace Cameron opera company. He has a line of jokes, patter and imitations which he j hands out in a rapid-fire way that gives his audience no chance to stop laughing. Lawrence is not the only stellar at traction, however, for the new bill con tains the names of Grey and Peters, one of the funniest and most daring cycling acts now on the stage, and Williams and Weston, the German aristocrats, who offer a line of talk a la Roll, and Dill. Both of these acts are well known wherever vaudeville plays a part in amusement. Othor acts on the new bill are Stokos and Ryan, two clover young entertainers, in eccentric dunces and timely songs; the Fasslo trio of sensational Euro pean equilibrists, and Rawson and dare in their original novelty called "Yesterdays." • • • The Ferris Hartman company will commence rehearsals this morning on the Grand opera house stage for "Mary's Lamb," Richard Carle's fa mous musical comedy hit, in which Comedian Hartman will open bis sea son of music, fun and girls next Sun day afternoon. With the arrival yes terday afternoon of J. A. Raynes, who will again wield the baton over the big Hartman orchestra, every member of tho company is here, with the excep tion of Mr. and Mrs. Hartman, who are now on their way from New York city. A force of workmen will commence this morning on tho work of redeco rating the interior The house, inside and out, will present a brand new ap pearance before the opening next Sunday. Tho beauty chorus this year will be bigger than ever, as will also be tho 1 orchestra, and one row of seats will be taken out In order to accommodate ixtra players. Tho plays given during tho season will bo selected fr"in among tho best of the latest I metropolitan successes. The sale of will open Thursday morning. • • • i The f)irton stock company reopened the Empire theater on Third street rda: afternoon with a spectacu lar production of Charlps P. Taylor's well known play Buccess, "Fallen by ih« Wayside." Tho theater has been prettilj decorated and made into a cozy little playhouse admirably suited to melodrama. Although there is not quite tho stage room to bi found al the Grand, tbe production yesterday was satisfactory from every standpoint and was given a rousing reception by a big audience. "Fallen by the Wayside" ts an inter esting play from curtain to curtain, and although it is minus the guns, | shooting nnd other elements that usually furnish the excitement In mel odrama. It h:i» plenty of thrills and excitement produced by spectacular scenic effects and riot by bullets, It Is a play with a moral in which Jeal ousy and liquor play an important part in d( Htroylna; an artist's home. causing his wife to run away with the "heavy /nan" and leaving the nrtist, Thomas Lindsey, n drunkard. There ari many big situation and strong climaxes, and nrt< r eight biar scenes the story has a most satisfactory end imr for everybody, and every one leaves the theater with a pi tiste in his mouth As the artist's wiio Iva Shepard rloo* some, strong and convincing emotional acting, and Roy Roiithorhiriii appears to much advantage as the -irti?t, Thomas Lindsey. Chester Btevens, as usual is the villain who makes himself thoroughly disliked and gets loudly hlsgoi, and finally dies from excessive drinking, while Lillian Hay ward plays tho part of the adventuress, Kate Warren, Gertrude claire has another j ,od character part of Mary Malone, i 1 Bowery bud, and a.s usual succeeds in keeping her audlcnco in good humor LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 10, 1010. every minute she Is before the foot lights. • • • "The Eternal Three," which will be given Its premiere at the Burbank next week and which Manager Mososco pur poses making one of the dramatic events of the year, will go into rehear sal at the Burbank today. It would give a New York company a shock to think of staging a new play within one week of \he first rehearsal, but stock companies work differently, and that is the reason that so many authors are anxious for the opportunity of having their output staged in Los Angeles. At the Burbink as finished performances are given after only a woek of study as are usually given by companies out an entire season. For this reason a premiere is of groat Importance, as it shows absolutely tho possibilities of tho production. If "The Ec-ternal Three" boars out the optimistic expectations of those interested it will create a big sensation. • • • Highly diverting ought to be the Orpheum program which will open at the matinee today. Heading it is one of the funniest skits of today, yclept "High Life in Jail." In It a group of high financiers and others who are incarcerated are enabled to organize themselves Into a sort of club in duress, tbe while they wear their stripes in swallow tall, have billiard!", pool, cards, champagne and other diversions of the ultra rich. Ramoses, the Egyptian wonder worker, is an Orpheum im portation, and abroad is looked on as tho greatest of all magicians. Tho Four Rianos aro not unknown, but will be welcomed back In their laughable skit, "In Africa." Covlngton and Wil bur will present a sketch. "The Par sonage." wherein they depict seven characters by means of rapid changes. The giant Auger nnd his company in "Jack the Giant Killer," Kalmor and Brown, the Artois duo, and the Bison City Four, with new motion pictures, complete the bill. The second week of "Fifty Miles from Boston" will commence tonight with Lewis S. Stone and the others of the Belasco company in the roles in which they scored such pronounced in dividual bits last week. Several now musical numbers will be introduced, and Miss Tannohill. in particular, will offer some exceptionally good songs. • • • Instead of commencing rehearsals Tuesday for next week's play, as is tho custom at the Belasco, tho work of pro paring for "Zirl" will start this morning with Eleanor Gordon, the new loading woman of tho Belasco company, anxious to begin her local career as tho heroine of tho J. Hartley Manners' play that made Margaret Antrim a star of recognized worth in New York a few son sons ago. "Zira" is regarded as affording an nctress with emotional talents vastly better opportunities than almost any other similar play, and in selecting this piece as tho Initial offering Cor Miss Gordon tho Belasco management took into consideration the fact that "Zira" not only holds splendid chances for ef fective and compelling emotional act ins;, but there are moments of pathos that aro not to be found in any other dramatic work of recent product. The local mall carriers will have their sixth monthly benefit at the Belasco tonight. • • • Rose Stahl will open an encagemer' of one week, commencing tonight, and will make her farewell appearance in 'The Chorui Lady." tho comedy by James Forbes, author of "The Com muters" and "Tho Traveling Sales man," at the Mason opera house. Since her last engagement in Los Angolos Miss Stahl has scored many triumph* as Patricia O'Brien, queen of the 1 chorus. "The Phorus Lady" dealfl with a chorus Kill who In vernacular and bearing Is like the macnzine type of coryphee, but who is nt heart a very wise grlrl. Her attempt to shoulder the actions of a foolish yoiin^r sister for a time puts her in a very bad light with her friends and her sweetheart, but all difficultifs are tinnlly cleared away, leaving Patricia in the arms of her Dan. The remarkable second act dressing room scene is still the sensation of the piece, as It reveals the chorus dressing room of a New York theater, with a pcore or more of plrls preparing for the eveninpr performance. Pantmres theater will becin Its third wick this nfternoon with an attractive bill The headliner will he the Four ReftalH, a remnrkfibie Ptrcnpth team, in which the quartette show how much power can be developed in the Jaw mjuscles. The Six Musical i^plllers arr> ii sextette of darkles playing divers musloil Instruments, while Parts Green, a .lever monoloelst with ffieen t>>Ks, shoes, hat, tie and hose; Cameron and fjnylor in a comedy sketch; Chester and Jones In a novel dancing act, and comedy motion pictures fill out the rest ,f tli.' bill. "Our New Minister" will becln a week's enpnKeme.nt at the Auditorum tonight. The play is full of life, through which runs the scarlet threads of lausrhter, the gray of pnthos, nni the, white of Rood deeds. Prom these variegated strands the authors, Den man Thompson nnd Georpe W. Kyi r, have woven a tapestry of humor, love fimf kindness that touches the heart and eye alike > Society In honor of her guest, Mrs. John Kelser, a recent bride from Galveston, Tex., Mrs. X* P. Paulson of 1827 Fifth avenue will entertain with a luncheon Thursday afternoon, taking her guests to the Uelasco theater afterwurds. Mr. and Mrs. Rufus King Tabor of Pasadena announce the marriage of their daughter, Mls3 Elizabeth Tabor, to Raymond Chalmers Hill. The cere mony was read Tuesday evening In.the chapel of the First Presbyterian church in Pasadena. After a wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Hill will make their home In Pomona, where Mr. Hill is engaged in business. Mrs. Harry Barron of 3033 Fairmont avenue will entertain with a 'miscel laneous shower and luncheon Tuesday afternoon In honor of Miss ' Stella Green, whose marriage to C. E. Brock man will bo solemnized early in Jan uary. —$ — Mr. and Mrs. D. Gager Peck, who cel ebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding recently, will be at home to their friends^at 1601 Orange street the third and fourth Fridays in October. -♦- Miss Mona Botst'ord, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Uotsfurd of 1213 Orangro street, will leave for a trip to Chicago and Washington Sunday, Oc tober 16. Miss Botstord Is most tal ented, was graduated from the Cum nock school in June, and will remain In the east until after the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Baker and Miss Marjorie Baker have returned from a two weeks' visit to the Coronado. Mrs. E. C. Thompson of Brent street, who has been passing six weeks visit ing in San Francisco and Oakland, returned home last week. -♦- Miss Muriel A. Whttehouse, who has been visiting her cousins, Mrs. F. M. Eerger and Airs. V. N. Keed, left for New Orleans, where she will take the steamer to New York. Miss White house is planning to reach her home in Boston, Mass., Christmas morning. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Burton King have returned from their wedding trip and are domiciled for the winter in the McDonald apartments in West Sixth street. Mrs. King will be re membered as Miss Angel Miles. Miss Jennie Shane of 192:; Montrose street is visiting Miss Margaret Wright in Long Beach for a few days. -*- Mrs. J. G. .Bullock and her two daughters. Misses Helen and Marga ret Bullock, are visiting in Ontario, Can. They will be away tor three months. In honor of Miss Florence F. Pro vard, Mrs. Frank W. Kichards of 1u27 Valencia street entertained ivHli a card party recently. The house was decorated with vines and chrysanthe mums, and the guests included Mrs.' Eilson Williamson, Mrs. Oscar Bryn, Mrs. F. A. Stephenson, Mrs. Koland Crocker, Mrs. James Fredericks, Mrs. S. A. Butler, Mrs. J. W. Provard, and the Misses Lucy Cope, Kola Adams, Margaret Rimpau, Anita Dietz, Helen Trevso and Florence Chase. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hamilton of Cimarron street are traveling through the east and Canada, and will not return until next month. Mrs. Dolly Morris of North Flower street entertained with a ■masquerade recently in honor of Miss May Foron, who will leave in a short time to make her home in Phoenix. Kach guest was required to perform some humorous part, and the prizes were awarded to the ones who received the most votes. Among the guests wore Mrs. T. B. Glazebrook, Mrs. d. B. Merriam, Mrs. C. F. Kelso, Mis. M. Yeazell, Miss Het tie Glazebrook, Miss Essie Shime, -Miss Jel Greenwood, Miss Nina Greenwood, Miss Daley, Miss Chamberlain, Miss Smith, Miss Stern, Miss M. E. Thatch er, Miss Edna Jones, Miss Augusta Strong, Miss Mary Curtiss, Miss Ag nes Boyd, Miss Anna Squier, Miss Mary Holmes, Miss Antonette Hoff man, T. B. Parker, U. S. N.; T. S. Wade, U. S. N.; P. A. Merrium, U. S. N.; Fred Babb, Charles Kelso, O. E. Lean, F. M. Compton, E. J. Feaggett, E. Slaughter, C. W. Daley, A. A. Brock, U. S. N.j J. C. Milier, Dr. A. H. Jones, Leo Wentworth, Mrs. Ket tle, Mrs. Dela Kier, Mrs. C. W. Golden, Miss Elfa Orr, John Ferrill, Walter Calkins. Leo Baumberger, Albert Khoades, Jesse Hibbard. —*- Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Peery, who have been passing the summer at Ocean Park, are domiciled for the win ter at the Burlington apartments. .Mrs. Peery will be remembered as Miss Maude Moira Park, whose wedding was solemnized early in the summer. 'BY-PRODUCTS OF LIFE,' NEW RELIGION'S CONCERN In his serrtion at the First Unitarian church on "By-Products in Religion and Life" yesterday morning Rev. E. Stanton Hodcin said: "What is regarded as a useless and dangerous by-product today becomes a highly useful possession tomorrow. Gasoline, once the most useless and dangerous by-product of petroleum, is today most useful and valued, driving our carriages with a speed and an ease hitherto undreamed of, and giving us wings so we can fly over the Alps and the Pyrenees with the ease of a bird. America, discovered as the mere by product of Columbus' endeavor to iind a western route to Asia, is becoming the center of the world's commerce and culture. "The 'refuse' of society, the 'sub merged tenth,' the 'outcast' and the 'under dog' element constitute n human by-product far more worth redeeming to useful service than gasoline and coal tar, and we ought to have the ingenu ity to lind the value in the one as we have in the other. The work of the new religion should be in finding the value in things heretofore feared and de spised. Instead of trying to beat back and subdue and repress the pas sions and desires and appetites as re ligion has tried to do in the past, it ought to call them all out in the fullest possible measure and direct them into useful avenues of service. • "Every passion and impulse and de sire that rises to the surface in human life is a dynamo for Divine power, if we only knew how to correctly use it. A criminal is one who, failing to find a congenlol evenuo for service, directs his energy along any destructive line his attention is fastened upon. It may be largely his fault, but if our human so ciety could be so organized that instead of forever trying to repress and cur press, it would call out and direct into satisfactory lines of service all our human passions and Impulses and de- Hires, criminals would be few and far between and the suffering plague spots of our present day society would rapidly disappear." Attractive Young Matron from the South Who Will Be Much Feted MK-v JOHN KIvI.SK.K W. C. T. U. Department IF LINCOLN HAD LIVED-WHAT7 There are no aspects of Lincoln's lite in which he is not seen conspicuously standing- In principle above the stan dards of the time in which he lived, as physically his tall form loomed above those around him. And in all circumstances his fearlessness brought him to the front to express what both his sentiment and conscience dictated; even as when in a southern city the uncouth young boatman of the Missis sippi, beholding slaves auctioned on the block, declared, in indignation, that he would strike slavery hard if his chance ever came, and in after years made good what surely seemed a rash and dangerous declaration when uttered. So his attitude on the question of intoxicating drink — before sentiment against its use U«d been educated in the states of the then west— though still a boy of but 17 years, he not only felt that he must enter agitation against the deeply-grounded habit of many centuries, but at that early age made pleas so strong against the curse of drink that it has been acknowledged that none stronger have been put forth in the years since. A lecturer at 17? No wonder the question is asked in astonishment! In matured years when delivering lec tures on the drink evil his early pro duction was still used by him as one of his favorite addresses. In quotation from the "Cyclopaedia on Temperance," published in 1891 by Funk & Wngnalls, it is shown Indis putably how much Lincoln's thought and habit were against the use of in toxicants. We quote: "Throughout his career Lincoln was a total abstainer, and his sympathy with the most radical temperance ideas and the demand for the severest legislation was strong and apparently underwent no change. This can bo demonstrated as satisfactorily as any other claim respecting the tendency of his less conspicuous non-official utter ances and action. "Rut since his total abstinence and prohibition sentiments were delivered in local and unlnfluenti.il meetings in the obscurity of the west, during a period of his life when no special sig nificance attached to his views; since the anti-liquor work in which he took part was wholly educative, and had no political developments; and since the temperance cause suffered almost complete eclipse in the years of his national prominence, most of his biographers have failed to give special attention to this feature of his record. "It has always b»en known to those particularly Interested in total ab stinence that Lincoln was a supporter of their principles; but no effort was made to ascertain the strength and ex tent of his sympathy until recent bold forgeries by the unscrupulous defend ers of the drink traffic led to investi gation Lincoln's private secretary Yosemite National Park and Mariposa Big Trees Special Excursions October 8, 9,10, 11 and 12 Tickets will be sold at reduced fares from all points in California, return limit October 31, account Indian Fandango and Festival. Be on hand to see the spectacular war dance by Digger and Piute Indians. Exhibition of basket and bead work and many other inter esting features. , dbk ,,i SHL Los Angeles $26.80 Information and booklets "W ""'" *=* at Los Angeles offices, This is the ideal season. Beautiful Autumn 600 South Spring street foliage, clear, pure mountain air. Dustless and Arcade station, Fifth stage roads.' Grand panoramic views from and Central avenue. Glacier Point and Summit of bentinel Dome. coS do enre ff, kc m E- Southern Pacific JULIA A. GARRISON and biographer, / John Nicolay, pro nounced them all spurious. "F. B. Carpenter, In his little book, 'Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln, 1 lias this account of the manner In which Lincoln received the intelligence of his nomination to the presidency by the committee from the Republican convention of June 19, I860: " 'In pleasantry he remarked, at the close of the Important interview, that he supposed pood manners required that ho should treat the committee with something- to drink; and, having called "Mary," the girl, in response to a few words In undertone from Lincoln, returned with a large waiter with empty tumblers and set it on the table before the party. Mr. Lincoln gravely rose, laying! Gentlemen, we must pledge our mutual health in the most healthy beverage I have ever used, or allowed in my family: and I cannot conscien tiously depart from it on the present occasion. It |j pure Adam's ale from the spring." And taking a tumbler he touched it to his lips and pledged them his sincerest respects In a glass of cold water. " 'All the gentlemen were constrained to follow his example.' "In 1861 President Lincoln signed an act of congress providing: " 'That it shall not be lawful for nny person in the District of Columbia to sell, give or administer to any sol dier or volunteer. In the service of the United States or nny person wear ing the uniform of such soldier or vol unteer, any spirituous liquor or In toxicating drink: and every i>erson of fending against the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a mis demeanor and upon conviction thereof before a magistrate or court having criminal jurisdiction shall be punished by a fine of $25, or imprisonment for thirty days.' "And In ISG2 he signed a further act that intoxicants bo abolished In the United States navy as a beverage. "In speaking to a committee of the Sons of Temperance, who visited him a year before his death, he said: 'I use neither liauors nor wines. They are not served on the White House table. There are. none in its cellars.' " Almost the last utterance of Lincoln on the morning before* his assassina tion, April 13, 1865, was as follows: "After reconstruction the next great question will be the overthrow of the Honor traffic." The "great question" la still unset tled, although nearly half a century has passed since the martyr, Lincoln, uttered that prophecy. Had he lived the "victory" of which he spoke would have been nearer realization than when he uttered these words: "And when the victory shall be com plete when there shall be neither a slave nor a drunkard on earth—how proud the title of that land- wblch may truly claim to be the birthplace and the cradle of both those revolutions Club News The first meeting of the Women* Collegiate association was held Situr day at the Hollenbeck hotel. Luncheon was served for about sixty members at the association, und the special table topic for conversation was Ibsen. Fol lowing the luncheon there was a pro gram which lncludod two violin solos by Ralph Wylle, a talk by Miss Mor gan on modern drama with particular attention to Ibsen's women nnd an in teresting description by Miss Mnry Putnam of the Now theater in New York. The next mooting of the association will be hold the second Saturday in November, and Mrs. Donvcr Mackle, the president, and the members of the program committee are planning o de lightful program which will probably take tha form of a musical. Mrs. David Chumbprs McCan is to mnke the address for the opening meet ing of the Altadena Woman's club next Thursday. This club Is a lnrgo one, composed of about 100 members, and the president, Mrs. Adellla B. Story, has asked Mrs. McCan to describe some of her experiences in India and China for the entertainment of the club mem bers and their guests. The first session of the Woman's Proes club for the season will bn held in the Woman's club house Tuesday at 2:30 in the ufternoon. It will be a shop talk session, the topic under dls- OUMton being "literary Marketing." Letter! from editors and authors will be read, and several well known writ ers will discuss the subject. Mrs. Sid ney Budgett (Elizabeth Degeans) will be one of the speakers. POLICE THINK CHINESE PLOT HAD LOCAL END Prince Hsun Attack Known in Los Angeles Chinatown Half an Hour After Event The fact that news of the attempted assassination at Oakland mole of Prince Hsun, uncle of the Emperor of China, by George Funs, a Chinese revolutionist, was known by local Chinese members of Young China so ciety of revolutionists in this city with in a half hour after the attempted crime, has started an Investigation by members of the local Chinatown squad into the theory that Fong acted as the ! agent for a widespread conspiracy in volving Chinese revolutionists in a number of coast cities. The police of San Francisco believe that Fong's at tempt on the life of the prince was in stißated by other members of the Young China society, although the as sassin himself declares that no ona else was inolved In the matter. Local officers are attempting to trace down clews regarding the alleged conspiracy in this city. It is known that a few minutes after the failure of tl s attempt on the life of Prince Hsun, won! was received by a number of the most prominent mem bers of the Young China association here to that effect. They had knowl edge of the affair before the press dispatches with the tiews arrived. The officers on the Chinatown de tail were told by Chinamen of the attempted murder and of its failure the same afternoon it occurred. As soon as it became apparent to the local offi cers that many members of the society were aware of the attempt on the life of the prince a rigid watch was kept for any demonstration on the part of the local Chinese. Nothing has thus far transpired, however. The members of the Young China society, the revolutionary body of the Chinese empire have no regular or ganization here as in the north. They are, however, great in number, and as they are mostly native born and fairly .well educated Chinese, they are. according to the officers, the hardest to control and at the bottom of much of the trouble which Is constantly breaking out in the Chinese quarter. ♦ »♦ 'TWOULD BE UNBECOMING "One hundred years ago today," ac cording to the St. Louis Republic, "mn.ny persons wore of the opinion that the national government was becoming an oligarchy." And in the year of our Txird, 1910, many still hold to the same opinion. It appears to be a case of always becoming but never "became." —Brookfleld (Mo.) Gazette. that shall have ended In that victory." William H. Taft is another president who is an abstainer. He says: "He who drinks is deliberately disqualify ing himself for advancement. Person ally, I refuse to take such a risk. I do not drink.''