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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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'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.''

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