Newspaper Page Text
Los Angeles Herald THOMAS K. GIBBON. . ' President and Editor. Entered a* second daw matter at th* f«itofflc« la Los Angelf*. ,; OLDEST HORN INO PAPER Ct LOS ANtiKI.IW. F«undsd Oct. 2. 187». Thirty-sixth Tear. Chamber at Commerce Building. Phonca—Sunset Main 1000: Home 10211. The only Democratic paper In Southern California receiving- full Associated Pre»» j reports. ______ SEWS SERVICE—Member of the Asso ciated Press, receiving Its full report, aver aflm »6.000 words a day. ■ _____ BATHS Or SUBSCRIPTION WITH BtJNDAT MAGAZINE Dally, by mall or carrier, a month...-I .8' 1 Dally, by mail or carrier, three months l.to Dally, by mail or carrier. six months.. 1.00 Dally, by mall or carrier, one year.... «.00 Eunday Herald, one year •• *■'<> Pottage frc« In United States and Mexico; alsewhere postage added. , THE HEAi.D IN BAN FKANCISOO AND OAKLAND —Los Angeles and South •ro California visitors to San Francisco and Oakland will find The Herald on «ale at the news stand* In the Ban Francisco ferry building and on the streets In Oakland by Wheatley and by Amos News Co. A file of The Los Angeles Herald can be ■•en at the office of our Kaicllsh represen tatives. Messrs. E. and J. Hardy ft Co.. 30, ] SI and 12 Fleet street, London. England. free of charge, and that firm will be glad to receive news, subscriptions and adver tisements on our behalf. On all matters pertaining to advertising address Charles R. Gates, advertising man ager ■______=______=_____■ Population of Los Angeles 319,198 CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN j fiIMCS^GIAJIULLAfI Hr r> rEtrorsum^.lU It is noticed that each city reports that food prices have dropped, but somewhere else. * The poets have formed a union. The editors will refuse to recognize It, and maybe they'll go on strike. This year's corn crop is the biggest ever produced. See how quickly bless ings follow a decisive Democratic vic tory. Inspector Dew has resigned from Scotland Yard. There is, however, no Information that Dr. Crippen is re stgnedi Window glass trust officers were lined $500 apiece. Another burden to be loaded on the poor tired back of the consumer. Oklahoma City loses its fight in court for location of the state capital, and it will now he taken back in an auto moblle to outline. If the new Domocratic majority in the house tackles the tariff it needn't plead afterward that we failed to tell it the thing was loaded. The Pullman car trust promises to reduce the price of upper berths. Then it may even things up by charging for the use of the stepladder. Sacramento grand jury is investigat ing the local plumbers' trust. Tho trust's offense is in trying to get a lead pipe cinch on the trade. If Pasadena doesn't stop her boast ing we may have to consider taking back some of the overflow we gave her to help make a good showing. Hearst claims credit for all tho Democratic victories except Xew York. But he won that, too, by his abuse of, iJix, though lie didn t intend to. A reading of the press dispatches convinces us that Belle Elmore Crlppen is residing in live places in this coun try and Canada, probably in sections. An Illinois railroad section hand has of his fourth of twins and 1 i-; twenty-second child. That is, thai was the tota at the last report. The revolution in Portugal was caused by the queen mother'i Paris hats. This season's are provo cation enough even for turning over a dynasty. The best arpum the voting machine -, api ■• loti of Independent voting is ri E. Mack pulled tin i [1 a Irver by mistake. Tin- Si attl< ''" • r ■■■ -iai y denes tin' ( Ity an 1 i its taxi s. It is about til . ty to show that it is soiui n power com -1 any it' i "Dick" i , congr^K!; from i ourt re porter. i.l<- I:- i■■ •• , and out Just who it ws itted that lust tariff bill. Capt. 11. H. lingers <■£ the New Tork militia Is back from abroad. with a prophecy of war with Japan, which •was about as easy a way to get his name in tho papers as any. And among the ti from the Thanksgiving . in the fact that Charlie Murphy, bos of Tammany, Is mentioned for the United States senate from Kew York. SENATOR FLINT'S VIEWS A DISPATCH from "Washington say's tli.it Benator Frank P. Flint, who is just back from Europe, is more than ever convinced of the benefits of a protective tariff. "After seeing the greater part of Europe," said Senator Flint, "t reached the conclusion that the, most prosperous people. I saw were. thoM In the Oerman empire, where the highest protective tariff prevails. "The condition of both the laborer and the manufacturer is most unsatls \ In free-trade England. In fact, a committee from the industrial classes in i:njrlnnd visited Germany nnd on returning reported that lvacra were higher and employment steadier and conditions more, satisfactory for the workincinan there than in Kngland." What Senator Flint says about con ditions in England as compared with ! Germany do not at all harmonize with! recent advices of the New York Jour- | nal of Commerce, whose English eor rcsp'yftdent reported the industries of that country ns In tho best condition | in years. Particularly is this true Of the wool Industry, while in highly j protected America .lust now the woolen ' trade is in the dumps. More recent dispatches from there say that trade In I all lines has so much improved that the tariff party's strength has largely fallen away. German advices, on the other hand, report a very largo number of hands J unemployed. Rut Senator Flint pro- ' ceeds to upset his own argument most i Ingenuously by adding that in Spain and Italy he found the fruit district hands receiving such low wage! that | California fruit growers must have more tariff to compete with them. Now, Spain and Italy are both high tariff j countries. If protective tariffs are such a pood thing, -why Is not the labor of Spain nnd Italy better paid? And why does not Senator Flint hold them up aa the horrible example on the tar iff subject instead of free trade Eng land, which is Incomparably more pros perous than either of these tariffed countries? The truth is that the tariff has little if anything to do with wages. If ev ery country were to remove the tar iff barriers Ihe superior skill and in telligence of the American workman WOUld hold the lead he has now, and the skill nnd intelligence of the Ger man workman would hold second place for him, while Spain and Italy, with Ignorant labor, would bring up the reur as now. Education, Inventive ability, mechanical talent, fertility of Boil, climatic conditions all have their Influence in these matters, but along comes your tariff champion and claims their virtue! and effects all for the tariff. The United States is not prosperous under a high tariff. The men who own the mills are, but the masses are not. The men in the New England cotton mills earn an average weekly wage of $8.52; those In the southern mills $5.v. Btatlfttlca compiled by the federal cen sus bureau In 1908 showed the average wage of 8,297,819 wage, earners in this country's manufacturing industries was $10.0fi per week, or Just 2.7 cents more than the average in Berlin? SAN FRANCISCO ITS vicissitudes considered, the growth of .San Francisco, as an nounced by tho census bureau, Tian boon wonderful. It has a population of 416,912—50 me 74,n00 more than In 1900, and an increase of 21.6 per cent over ten years ago. Moasured by what lias to be the California standard this is not a largo ratio on paper, yet Phil adelphia increased only 19.7, St. Louis 19.4, Boston 19.6, Buffalo 20.2, Pittsburg 18.2 rind Baltimore but 9.7. Xono of these Cities—no modern city, indeed—ever suffered the awful blow tflat fell upon San Francisco in the decade. Besides the cataclysm thai destroyed her buildings she lost thousands who, frightened, left never to return. She has replaced them and added many thousands more, has spent over $30M00,000 In reconstruction, and given a large share of her population and means to the upbuilding of the acrosa-the-bay cities. in fairness, the splendid showing of iid 124.;! per cent increase in Berkeley and Oakland must be credited largely to the metropolis. Thousands of their people earn thoir living in and around San Francisco. All of them do much of their buying and tnke much of iht ii pleasure in the Bay city; and of Oakland particularly it may bi that it is as truly a part of tho I place as Brooklyn Is of New York city. Bo that the showing of the San Fran cisco Increase is In fact probably ond only to that of Los Angelea tn marvelous achievement in the entire country, and is a source of pride to every California!!. Los Angeles hope! and expects to load San Francisco in 1920, but it will want that city to bo second In the showing, as the) Vi it will be. All California la growing as no othei state or group of related cities arc growing. Tills generation will ■ the feats of eastern and probably of the world's communities brushed bach Into In Igniflcance by the galloping rise TURNING A NEW LEAF MANY harsh words have been said by Southern Calltornlan* about San Francisco's government and the supine spirit that permitted it. They were deserved. San Francisco has dona things and permitted many to be done In h 1 name, unn buked, that would have been discreditable to any American Ity; things that could bo done them without arousing t]ie peo] quick a"'l .summary re prisal. But we fe< i like forgiving and for- KettinK in view of tlie admirable dis play 01 plrlt made at the polls lai i Tm sday, when tliirt i charter amendnienta were voted on ()n th. iaii Francisco vot bowed discrimination and a yressive ami rlghteoua civic spirit that LOS ANGELES HERALD: FKIDaY MORNING, NOVEMBER IS, 1010. isf^ K&AKNE-Tjr" will restore to her much popular confi dence among those whose good will Is worth having, and free her from the domination of tho bad Influences, that have dragged her name in the dust. A majority rule, allowing any person to become a candidate upon the presen tation of from 10 to 20 legal sureties, find providing for his election by a ma jority vote, including the privilege of filing; a statement of 100, 200 or 300 words, according to the fee paid by him, which shall be printed by the city and sent out with the sample ballot to every voter, won out. The candidates' immes only shall appear on the ballots, tho party circles or symbols being elim inated, and the names printed In dif ferent order In eacli assembly district, thereby giving each candidate equal opportunity of heading the ticket. An effective system of initiative, ref erendum and recall passed with a good majority. An amendment permitting tUo people to vote for thu recall of any street railway franchise received a big majority. (>ne of tho "bad" proposed amend ments that failed by a large majority was one to place the city library pat ronage under control of the mayor. Several amendments for Increasing sal aries of city officials and decreasing working hours also were defeated. San Francisco has as many worthy and public-spirited citizens as any city of its size to put these new laws into operation. Heretofore they have been helpless In the hands of rich and or ganized pelf. With the new working tools in their hands it is not to be doubted that the story of Los Angeles' redemption will now be repeated in the Baj City. And none will be more glad to ap plaud than democratic Los Angeles, lilg things are happening, politically and clvlcally, In California this year. Tho League of California Municipali ties Is planning to adapt commission government to the smaller cities. In a few years the Golden State will boast the bfft government in America as not the hast attractive of her innumerable lodeatones. MR. SPELLACY'S LETTER IN his letter to The Herald, paying a deserved tribute to Theodore 8011, and, incidentally, an equally merited rebuke to those newspaper! and campaigners whose ardor and anx lety to win led them to make cruel and wholly unjustified assertions about tho Democratic candidate, Mr. Timothy Spellacy drew attention to a serious aspect of political warfare in these lat ter days. It is that under existing conditions —and it is particularly true in Cali fornia because of its great expanse of territory—"an honest political leader breeds financial bankruptcy to him self." -Mr. Bell's long fight against tho 'corrupt Southern Patiiic must have .■;■■• expensive to him, with no return except a term in con whlch, as is well known, yields ' profit. He must have spent lib orally of his own private means, and from that had no help but through the voluntary assistance of friend ; and everybody knows that such help must have been meager i. in view of the almost hopeless prospects of tho California Democracy i . this year. • probably has not been a year in the past ten that Jlr. Bell could not have sold out to the Southern Pa wlth much profit to himself. In vic\- of the fact that he resisted such atlon to tho last he deserved something better than the shameful • Mr. Bpellacy now rebukes, ami still deserves apologies from a many soui But .1. Ide from the personal phase of (he matter, it all suggests that the me oon when tho expenses npalgnlng shall be borne by the gtati n i tho individual. If the : t:t '; ild appropriate a sum for the i.di'ates named at prl i, limiting expenditures strictly to that Mini, it would rob the rich man i i he now hah lOd for politics, and let worthy i :• men aspire to honorable eh few of them now dare to do. i lon like the railroad would then I :< ii crushing superior ity ovei others of moderate means, and <' could not use the Income ■ . tic lr offices to finance them* : vi i' ■ 11on. No( ' i living thing about Mr. si" ■ Ills declaration that li" lit i" en cured of being a thlck-and thl artisan, The more cv cry di i' .sees of practical poli ties tlii- more no is nnt tr>* ri>anb the ime decision. 1910 PUBLIC LETTER BOX I ■ _§ TO COKMiSI'OMJKNXS—Letters Intended lor publication must be accompanied by tue name and address of the writer. Th* Herald five* the widest latitude to correspondents, but assumes no responsibility for their »lews- WHAT CAUSED IT Editor Herald: Now that the battle is over and the field has been at least partially cleared of its debris, we can view the scene clearly and calmly con sider the aftermath. Republican dere licts bestrew almost the entire surface of the United States. A bloodless rev olution has covered the arena with po litical corpses—wrecks of former po tential Republican leaders who tamp ered with the tariff against the inter ests of the people. My view of the genesis of things as they are Is some thing like this: Republicanism begat high tariff. High tariff begat trusts. Trusts begat monopolies. Monopolies begat high prices, and High prices begat revolution. It was the old fight renewed, of Democracy against plutocracy, and, of course, with a free hand and no favor, democracy won. Let it now proceed to keep on winning by carrying out the purpose of the election. SKNEX. Hollywood, Cal. ASHAMED OF THE G. 0. P. Editor Herald: While we voters for Good Government candidates were con gratulating ourselves on having ob tained fairly good officials for the city, and expected the same results in the county election, our sanguine expecta tions received a hard jolt In the return ing to office of a man who was clearly proved to be a falsifier for private gain; and not only a falsifier, but at the same time a perjurer to his solemn oatli to uphold and enforce tho law of the State of California, I have seen many elections, but nev er have I scan such an exposed and convicted prevaricator honored with a majority of votes that returned him to the office which he had disgraced. Is that sensible voting? Or Intelligent? In what way? Anyway, it shows a very low state of morality if not dishonesty in the majority of voters. Or is politics on the sanie level with questionable busi ness? 1 am ashamed of our county voters. If that is Republican politics 1 will have none of it. C. F. Los Angeles, Cal. TIMID CONVENTIONALISM Editor Herald: Many "have a zeal for God, but not according to knowl edge." Solomon says: "To everything there Is a season" (Ecclesiastos 111:1), therefore there Is a season to dress warmly, and a season to go naked. J K. should not ridicule idealists. They have been the sole cause of the world's progress toward the prophetic .Mil lennium, and have always been perse cuted for it by conventionalists. The sooner J. K. and millions like him re alize that conventionalism is only an other name for stupidity, more or less in the proportion that the con ventionalist is conventional, the more rapidly he will become Christ-like; tor the Christ was the most radical teach er the world has ever known. Ho nev er did or said things by halves. He had the divine courage to be always at the logical conclusion of every sound doctrine, which is more than the civil ization of the distant Millennium; it la the civilization of Heaven. If J. K. will read my first and second letters to this box more carefully he will lind them unanswerable, because they <l< - fend the Holy Bible as it is, and not as ox-cart conventionalism would have j t S. M. S. Los Angeles, Cal. SCHOOL AGE FOR CHILDREN Editor Herald: Being the fathf-r Of three sons, now in business In this city. I would say to "Puzzled Parent": Do not send your children to school to study before they are 7, if possible. The mind of a child up to 8 yean of age should be as free as the air. The writer remembers whrn his old est son wan 4 years old (he is now 82). He took him to see Prof. Fowler, the well-known phrenologist, and was ad vised not to send the child to i before ha was 8 years old, the pi nor saying aa above—that the mind of a Child should be free until 8 had pawed. It was cruel, he af firmed, to bind a child's mind before that age. His advice was acted upon and ex perience proved its correctness, in the case of my boy ut least, for he was al ways at or near the head of his clan .■,ii(i passed through two grades at one term iv one Instance. It is probable that a hard and fait rule in this matter is difficult to es tablish. But that children are sent to school for study far too young, to get them out of the way, as a parent re marked to the writer today, mus,t bo conceded by every sensible person. J. It. K. Los Angeles, Cal. WHY MEXICANS COME HERE Editor Herald: As trouble in Mexico is now "hot i' mouth," I thought that a few hard, cold facts as to the prime cause of it all would find a place in your valuable Letter Box. For the last twenty years it has been a mystery to me why so many Mexicans flock to Cal ifornia. It is plain that it is not for Bain, for they never save up anything-— living always up to their moans. Then why is it? During the last six years I have had extra facilities for finding out the truth of the matter. I have been, most of the time, down In the Calexico country, astraddle of the line, where I was mixed up with the cholos all the time; working, eating and sleeping with them. The most of them are. from away down in that country where the trouble Is—Guadalajara (Wahdah-lah ha-rali, I pronounce it for the tender foot). There are many of them young and intelligent fellows, but totally ignorant, not knowing the alphabet In their own language. Having a desire to write back to their "queridas" (sweethearts), tiny ore keen to learn to write, so I murdered many a monotonous overling teaching mem to write in tholr own language. 1 took advantage of the opportunity to worm out of them their reasons for deserting their country and coming to this. They say that Diaz has sold off the land to foreign capitalists in large lumps, so that they cannot make a home for themselves; and if they did, there is no market for anything they might produce, because the consumers there have no money, and our protect ive tariff blocks any exportation; that the foreign holders do not even allow them to remain peons and work for a living, as their former masters, the hidalgos, did; so they have to come here where they can at least make a living. Then I would explain to them how our late windbag president, T. X.. has withdrawn all the land, water anil timber out from under my feet, so that I cannot locate a soldier's homestead— reserving it so that none but capital ists can get possession of it. And then I would point out to them the stealing of the lands in-the Imperial valley by the capitalist! sending straw locators to squat on a quarter section, unlaw fully, and then go through the farce of having It conveyed to them as a third party; and how our blessed govern ment sustains them as owning it, not withstanding it is stolen property. And then they will ask me how it is that stolen land cannot be replevined the same as any other stolen property, which stumps mo; for I cannot explain the unexiilainable. Then they remark —ignorant as they are —that they see no difference in the design or methods of villainous govern ments robbing the people of their legal and natural rights. And I concur I tut they hope and expect that Diaz will "murio muy pronto," and then there will be lota of fighting to drivo nut the gringos, and then they will re turn to "their own, their native land," and reclaim their lost rights. It is not to be supposed that an editor of a live newspaper has time, especially in election time, to thresh and winnow out reliable information concerning for eign matters, so I send you a little Hip pine as an auxiliary to my private statements. WM. H. HARRISON. Soldiers' Home, Sawtelle. ■» » » IMPRACTICAL "You should always write »s If you wern it ldri-sslng an audience," said the man with literary alms. "It's Impossible." replied the Impulsive per- M.n. "You couldn't keep a Jury In mind all the time you are writing; a love letter."— Washington Star. MOMENTOUS QUESTION In the pleasant autumn weather, When the leaves begin to flow. Ana the forest looks as brilliant A* the lady In the show. Sweetly we commune with nature. Feeding on her wealth our soul, As we wonder how In thunder ' We can buy our winter coal. In a mass of gold and yellow Hung the leaves upon the tree« Or to earthward softly flutter On the light, Impulsive breeze. Ah we view the living poem, Done In smooth, artistic rhyme It's distressing to be guessing Can we buy our coal on time. —New York Telegram. Dolliver-By an Intimate Friend (.By a Formnr Member or CongreM) Editor Herald: The recont sudden death of Benator J. P. Dolliver, one Of the most prominent progressives, and the appointment of "Lafe" Young, one of the most prominent and best equipped standpatters, and who Is ■ warm personal friend of President Taft and a defender o£ the recent tar iff bill, would seem to make the an tagonism rather acute between the two senators from lowa, as Senator Cum mins has been one of tile most pro nounced opponents of that bill. The closeness of tho voto iri the legislature between the two wings of the party will be likely to prolong the contest until late in the session of congress. The writer has been well acquainted with Senator Dolliver for twenty-four years and has followed his career closely ever since he sprang into prom inence as the result of his remarkable speech as temporary chairman of the stato convention. The senator had from the beginning' of Ills career warm personal friends In Chairman Charles Beardsley, Ret Clarkson and Governor Carpenter, the latter of whom had for him almost the attachment Of a father, and Is said to have wept when he was defeated for the nomination for congress by S. J. Holmes in ISBB. At the next congres sional convention in 1888 he wns suc cessful and was elected to congress by about 6000 majority and became a member of the fifty-first congress, pre side,! over by that great man, Thomas H. Reed. Mr. Dolliver acquiesced in that rule more honored in the breach than tho observance —that a member should as sert himself very little in his first term —and did not take a prominent part. He came near being overtaken by the disaster that overtook so many afler the passage of the McKinley bill, in cluding McKinley himself, Dolliver's majority being reduced to about 1000. The fifty-llrst coi'gress passed more important legislation than any con gress since that lime, including the McKinley bill, the disability pension bill, the Sherman anti-trust bill, modi fications of the immigration laws and other acts of importance. The tariff bill reduced the duties In the most of the articles in iron schedule $4 a ton. The duty on lumber was reduced, to $1 a thousand and many articles were added to the free list, including bind ing twine. A higher duty was put on tin, of which none was then made in this country, and it has resulted In the production of our entire supply. The great mistuke of the MeKlnley 1)111 wus the removal of tho duty on sugar, which had produced a revenue of near $60,000,000, and the passage of the sugar bounty, which caused an in creased expense of $15,000,000, constant ly increasing. Senator Sherman of Ohio did not favor this and Mr. Blalne was decidedly opposed to it and Mr. McKenna of this state, now a member of the supreme coi'.rt, then a member of the committee of ways and means, (lied a minority report against it. These measures added to the addition al charge of over X 40.000.000 caused by the disability pension bill, changed a surplus of $70,000,'i00 annually which had been continuous during all the years of Cleveland's first term and tho hrst years of Harrison's term to a deficit of over #$50,000,000. and in its effect brought on the panic of 1593, from which the country had only par tially recovered when the Wilson bill went into effect in 1895. Los Angeles as an Advertiser That it pays to advertise has become ( a. truism. And not only private Indus try finds that dividends follow the pub licity agent, but communities are awakening to the same truth. It pays to boom a city. The recently announced census report on Los Angele3 may be quoted in sup port. Two hundred and eleven per cent increase in population in a de cade tells an eloquent story of ambi tions realized, of boasts made good. The city and the entire Pacific const has reason to feel elated. Southern California is one of the gar den spots of America. Good soil and | a balmy climate combine to make Los Angeles a mecca for the continent. The city's natural advantages , are im portant, but more important still is the fact that the city advertises. I Merely in Jest IT WOULDN'T DO A Washington woman who was conduct ing the culinary education of a young maid had many amusing experiences to lighten th« tedium of her task. (mo morning she said to the girl. 'I want those eggs to be boiled exactly three minutes." "But, ma'am." said the maid. "I have no clock to tell me when that time Is ripe." "So clock! Why. you have the kitchen clock! What do you mean?" ' "Hut you have not forgotten ma'am, continued the girl dcprecatlngly, "that only this morning you told me that the kitchen clock was too fast!" — Harper's Magazine. HEROISM A woman is charged with bringing gems Into this country embedded in Gorgonzola cheese. Persons familiar with Gorgonxola cheese — and we don't see how anybody can be — will faintly appreciate the heroic meas ures that customs officers are caltoa upon to take at times In the pursuit or duty. Probably they worked in relays digging out the Jewels —the asphyxiated being car ried from Uio field a» fast as they dropi»ed, and fresh volunteers taking their places. But what's the punishment that will lit a crime like that?— Cleveland Plain Dealer. A CONGENIAL TASK He was a very quiet boy, or a studious turn of mind, and that was probably why his fond parents apprenticed him to a nat uralist. In his new sphere he was willing enough, but painfully slow. After giving the canary seed, a Job that occupied two hours, he said: •'What will I do now?" "Well," replied his master, reflectively, •I think you may take the tortoise out for a run."—Tit-Bits. HE DREW THE LINE) The Pastor's Wife—l called on Mrs. Har lem this afternoon and found her so beau tifully optimistic. One expression she used has haunted me ever since. The Pastor—What was It. dear? The Pastor's Wife—"There's music In every thing." The Pastor—Huh! I guess "he has never listened to our new choir. MARKETING IN CRIMSON GULCH "What makes the butcher put both hands in the air? Is he afraid you are going to shoot?" - . "No " answered Bronco Bob. He has gotten over being afraid. He knows I ain't going to shoot as long as he keens his hands out of reach of the scales while the meat's beln' weighed." OVERHEARD Lady Customer like to get a pair of pinchers. Floorwalker—Shoe department, two aisles to the right, ma'am. —Boston Transcript. CAUSE AND EFFECT Harold—l've got an— --beastly head ache this mawnlng, doncher know? Hattie—What caused It 7 Harold—A howid thought struck m« last night, i Senator Dolllver bore only the hum- ; ble part of a quiet member on these measures which subsequent even's vindicated except the Injudicious abol ition of the sugar duty. The Sherman anti-trust bill, which la growing into Increasing prominence In recent years, ,was not In its Inception a partisan measure. It was firm sug gested by Senator Kyan of Texas, who" introduced an anti-trust bill In the fiftieth congress. ■ In this he was fol lowed by Senator Oullom, but In that congress Senator Sherman expressed grave doubts of Its constitutionality, but his doubts seem to have disap peared and in the fifty-first congress the first, bill he introduced was an anti-trust bill. The name session anti trust bills were introduced In tho house by Mr. Culberson of Texas, Mr. Henderson of lowa and others. The ' several bills after being considered went to conference and Mr. Culberson of Texas, a member of the Judiciary committee, had charge of It on its passage and it passed by a unanimous vote. Mr. Dolliver took Just pride in the passage of these measures,, par ticularly of the pension legislation, which he would have made more lib eral at that early date. I think Senator Dolliver's veneration for Senator Allison, with his well known conservatism, which was shown by Allison's long harmony with Sen ator Aldrlch, who often yielded to Al lison In the interest of better legisla tion, often restrained him from the full assertion of his own personal views, which were optimistic and full of faith In the people and which came out in full force in his last years In the .sen ate and on the platform. He was not only a great platform orator, but one of the best debaters of his day. This was shown not only In his debates with that brilliant man, Wilson of West Virginia, many years since, but in his more recent debates with Champ Clark of Missouri. The writer met him the day he was appointed senator by Gov ernor Shaw. We were both in south west lowa. He was just returning from a series of debates at county fairs and Chautauquas in lowa and Missouri with Champ Clark and he had Just gotten a telegram announcing his appointment. After congratulating him I asked him if the joint discussions In which it was presumed there would be some soreness did not become mo notonous. "Oh, no," said he, "Champ Clark Is a versatile cuss." I don't know , whether the debates were reported. They would not have the great fame of those between Lincoln and Douglas, but the talent and prominence of the speakers would make them interest ing. The writer has heard the senator , a number of times and had the pleas ure of hearing him in the late state convention and his speech showed no abatement of his powers, but rather an Increase of his power to hold his audience by his wit, Irony and argu- . ment. Socially Senator Dolliver was an ad mirable companion, witty, sparkling and entertaining. The writer met him casually some years since at the resi dence of his friend.' Governor Carpen ter, and has seldom passed an evening where the conversation was of a high- I er character for Intelligence and enter talnment. He will long be remembered as one of lowa's purest, noblest and most distinguished characters. OCCASIONAL* South Pasadena, Cal. (Clevelnnd Plain Dealer) I Los Angeles is probably the most persistently boomed city in the United States. She has for years cried her wares along overy highway; her charms have been described for tlm admiration of the world. No man could be so Ignorant as not to know what this Californian city thought of her self. And the remit of this campaign of persistent publicity is told in the cen sus figures. It is an object lesson In the advantages of advertising:. Why should such cities as Los An geles and Denver be permitted to monopolize this method of self-dovel | opment? The lesson is too good to bo Ignored. The only city in the T'nltert States which does not need advertising is New York. Cleveland noods more thnn it is fretting. Let us boom Cleve land as Los Angeles has been boomed. Far and Wide NOT FLYING HIGH General Allen thinks that one dirigible, one aeroplane and three small captive bal loons constitute too small a plant for the organization of aeronautical companies In the signal corps, called for by congress: and, moreover, he has neither the men nor the money. In military aeronautics the United States has hardly left the ground yet. — Boston Transcript. INDECENT HASTE TO THEM • • It must be agonizing to criminal lawyers In this country to note how quickly Crlppen was tried and convicted.—Philadelphia In quirer. t TAKING NO CHANCES One thing that makes It harder for Bev erldge Is that his opponent, John W. Kern, has cut loose from Tom Taggart.—Chicago News. ENOUGH SAID It Is already reported that turkeys are scarce. It Is unnecessary to be more ex plicit.—St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ANOTHER REASON Wo bought a million pounds of hair from Japan last year. * Think, ye. patriotic Amer ican women—a lot of that money will be used for battleships! — Cleveland Leader. ANOTHER WHO COULDN'T Jack Johnson declares he Is through with the automobile racing game. Barney Oldfleld rather thought he wouldn't come back.— Pittsburg Gazette-Times. NO REASON TO WORRY Republican orators who lost their voices In the campaign shouldn't worry. They'll have nothing to shout —Atlanta Con stitution. PORTUGUESE! REPUBLICANS Ono trouble with the Portuguese republic seems to .be the conviction of each citizen that he Is the man to run It.—Philadelphia Ledger. ■ PLENTY OF OCCUPATION No man who minds his own business ever complains of having; nothing to do.—Har risburg Telegraph. FIG AS MAYFLOWER What a tremendously large vessel the Trent must have been, to judge from the now steadily increasing number of those who hap pened to be on the steamer and to see the rescue of Wellraan.—New Haven Register. NOT YET According to report* the government will soon have to set aside reservations to prevent the Yankees from becoming extinct,—Milwau kee Sentinel. NOT PROGRESS Some men think they are going ahead be cause they dodge around so much.—Milwaukee Journal.