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Los Angeles Herald THOMAS E. tHBBON, Pr—Uenl and Editor. lint red 11* M»roml <■!■*»*• matter nt the poMofffi in l.n* Anu»" OLDEST MORNING PATER l> LOS ANGELES. Founded October 4. 1878. Thirty-eighth Vrar. Chamber of C'ninmri'r* Ilniicllnir. }'hfme» —Sunset Main 8000; llom« lO'.'ll. The only Democrat Ie paper In Southern California receiving full Associated rre«s reports, Sates OF SUBSCRIPTION 51 MDAY MAGAZINE Dally, by mall or carrier, a month $ ■*© Daily, by mall or carrier, three months I. GO Daily, by mall or carrier, Blx months ■'*"" Dally, by mall or carrier, one year 8.00 Sunday Herald, one year !■»« T'otlngc Tree ITnlted EUatei ami Mexico; elsewhere pontsite add* I. A life of Tha I.is gelea Herald can be Been at The. offlcn of our English rejircsentativcß, Messrs. E. and .1. Hardy & Co., SO. 81 and 33 Fleet- itreet, London, England, free of chares, --.I thai Urm wiU be triad t.i receive news, subscriptions and advertise ments on our behalf. Population of Los Angeles 319,198 . ~— - He who never changes any of his opinions never \ corre> is any of Ills mistakes. } GO TO THE AVIATION MEET THE aviation mccl at Dominguez i> such a! pronounced success, so ably managed and of such value from an educational standpoint lhat The Herald again urges the people of South ern California to go, ai leasi once, and preferably ;is often as possible, to see the world's most la inous birdmen in action. I liis is an exhibition that is marking an epoch in the history of man's fighi for supremacy in the air, and these world stirring events are taking place almost in our own do yards, yet many, we fear, have thus far failed to take advantage of the opportunity ti> see the avi ators. Women and children should be particularly interested in these flights because of their educa tional value. A day at Aviation park- will teach you moie about the science of flying than yon will gain from a volume of printed matter. The aviation committee deserves the congrat ulations of all citizens for its excellent work in ar ranging and carrying out succa&sfully such a mag nificent exhibition. And now it i-. up to the people to take advantage of this opportunity and witnes these flights, the news of which is being flashed daily to the four corners of the earth. BANISH OLD MR. GROUCH TIMS holiday season of half rest is a splendid time for all of us to stud) the philosophy of cheerfulness and at leasi promise ourselves to make a New Year's resolution to abandon the grouch. Most of you will declare on the instant that such a reform is easy, but when you come to put it into practice you will begin to realize what a slave you are to the habit. Giving up tobacco or coffee or "cuss words" is easy when o nnpared to ihe task of simph being pleasant. In fact "cuss words" are only ] art of the evidence of having the grouch. There is no reason why any sane man or wom an should reflect the unpleasant occurrences in their lives upon those of their friends and asso ciates, and just a continuous recollection of thus fact would make this deal old world a lot jollier and help to make everybody forget the things that naj; at you am! put yon oul of sorts. lust because something happened ai home to ilisplea.se \ou, it is bad policy to carry it with you to your business and (hereby detract that much from your convincing power, li' something hap pens in your business to an run you, there i- no excuse for you carrying the crouch to your home and indicting it upon your family, thereby destroy ing the restfulncss that the hoirw is supposed to gi v i Grouches usually are caused by the trivial and the little things and should be quickly shoved out of the way like anything else that offends. As a matter of fact the philosophy of cheerful ness is ju-t another way of expressing the golden rule when it conies to dealing with the feelings of your fell. 11 m. Everyone will admit there is no joj in being grouchy, but all will just as readil) admit there is a joy in bein^ pleasing. BUTLER'S LAND BUGABOO WE arc I' 1! to v lei ■> licther < astern i pri sidents arc mii turning |)cr agents when we read every clay the vagaries thai are paraded a? facts by men with a greal loi of "tail letters" to indicate their de ■ ci of savantry. Tin who want;- to break into print has to li ise her i <r smash her mobile but all the i-ollc; I lias to fai her a tic m »t_l< m, N'iel ihi ra; I i pre ;. :i-. ■ •■* i ■ !:■■ niiiver-it i try talking abi itil him and ' ■ ; are men; by too mam people who "are v ■ k'ding the land a '■■ ■ •i ' ■ ■'■■ ■ ■■■ aci ilonisi l ickei eh ' ' f the year and fi I i Now let President Kutler stop worrying and take his slate. The population of France is 38,961,945'; its area is 207,054 square miles. At thai price we could tuck away the entire population of France in the slate of Texas, which has 205,780 square miles and about five millions of population. Again, the population of (iermany is 6.3,886,000, and its area is only alum' a thousand square miles larger than that «>f France. Ai thai rate we could accom modate in the United Slates the trifle of 1,100, --000,000 souls, which is very nearly the entire present population of the globe. After tin's it is hardly necessary to point out that Great Britain and Ireland, which have a population of 41,976,827 on 121,391 square miles, could be neatly tucked away either in California, Montana or New Mex ico, witlioul crowding the present population o 1 those states. It i - Hutlei shi uld v..1 n i ii"'l uld -how him i hat, far . ith fndia dso far 1 i the same 1 < ierm lati lation ■ •■ ' ;> area square ' I thai rate we day of big ' • Fa i unlimited free ing land ie pasi. : here i ■ aniine id as yet i r on liki 1 inrhank hi I a in with a lavn didn't In I apple ben vi ing b< !■ ire he finished the Editorial Page gf 15he Her^ald WITH A FINE TOOTH COMB THIS city must be raked fore and aft to locale the desperadoes who are responsible fur the dynamiting outrages of recent occurrence. There is no use in harboring the hope that some-1 thin- of the kind will not happen again, as these wretches who plunder and murder in the dark, probably already feel a sense of security as a re sult of there being so far no apprehension of those responsible for the Times outrage. Those responsi ble for the safety of the citizens of Los Angeles, ns well .1- the property of this fair city, cannot af ford to lie idle a moment, hut must put forth superhuman effort- to rid the city of this element. I. must be done at all co>ts and at all hazards. If the present body <>i' police 1- not sufficient it must lie augmented. If the present police officials are not competent. Others must take hold of the sit uation and nuet it. It is fair to say, however, that 1 The Herald believes the new chief of police is com ent, with the proper kind of support and back ing, to meet the situation squarely, and it is the I duty of every citizen and every man connected with the police department to give the new clr.ei every possible support and extend to him every .■<' operation. The police of Los Angeles must he placed upon .1 basis of military discipline, something that is sadly lacking at the present time. X" one but a trained policeman can bring about this happy con dition, and we are optimistic enough to believe it will be done under the new regime. The police have already been given a prctu fair opportunity to cope with these criminals, and they will he gi\ en i further chance but the commissioners may as well understand now as any time that the citizens Los Angeles do not intend to have the wonder ful growth and prosperity of this community re tarded by inefficiency—if not something worse— |in the police department. The communities oi the world arc watching Los Angeles at this juncture. I i mc or more such outrages as we btive recently! had would be a blot upon the fair name of this city that would take year- to efface. It would be a pity for the citizens to have to lake the matter in their own hands and we hope it will not be necessary to resort to thi-. OF COURSE WE ARE AMERICAN THE Now York Evening Posi editorially takes the Asiatic Exclusion league of San Fran cisco i" task for substituting the word "American" for the time honored "Anglo-Saxon" and says: I is motives arc not exactly those of schol arship. Jt is not a question of substituting "Old English." The point in this case is that the large numbers of Germans and trish and, we suppose, Slavs who, with the league, are determined to keep the pure native stock of this country from being contaminated by Asiatic immigration, object t<> having our civ ilization described any longer as Anglo-Saxon. Hereafter it is to be known as "American — though if anybody can tell what that word means, racially, he will be wiser than seven men that can render a reason. Possibly i" a man who always lives in N'cvy York the meaning of an "American" is a mystery. lie live? in that great hopper where are dumped the misery and the discontent of Europe and pos sibly doc- in it know what the human product is like "after the races have passed through that melt in,'; pot and out into the resi of the country to be come good citizens. It is a matter of 300 years since the first permanent settlements were started in Vmcrica, and to them and their successors have come the men and women of every nation the world has known. The strain of every race has been woven into the fabric of the race that lives and thrives under the shadow of Old Glory, and we are pri ntd i if it. L'ncle Sam has proved himself the real al chemist of all ages, for from out of the dross of all th» nations of the world he has evolved the ster ling metal of our race. The family tree of the average American household will show branches that reach into half a dozen nationalities; win the suaveness of the Frank is blended with the energy of the Irish, the stolidity of the English, the sturdiness of the Hollander, perhaps with a dash of the Magyar fearlessness. Then why con-! tinue to cling alone to the Anglo-Saxon branches? Surely M*) years is long enough to make a na tional type and every nation but ourselves recog :ii. es us as distinct. I If course, the nation is still in the making, and America is more and more becoming pervaded with the spirit thai recognizes as American every migrant I lands in this country and a.n . s his intent-- ' ■ ■•■ ling a citizen. Most of them arc good our-, and the pei pie of this land - since have awakened to the fact the May flower did not bring over all the best people from the otln •• ide of the sea in that one shipload. -< v women want to tag their husbands by Spelling them to wear wedding rings on their llmi ih . Most married men in Jersey can be ked 'Mit by their tired and haunted look with the aid of any further identification. Lots of men arc beginning to realize it was a mistake to give purses to their wives and daughters on Christmas. It create- a hallucination nankind that they ought to have money. Southern California is to get $1,200,000 out of the government reclamation fund, and we are will ing to wager thai is one of the best investments I 'ncle Sam e\ er made. \viator Ho eai is simply further pi nf the general belief that one can get closer to heaven in I os Angeles than from am other spot 'in earth. When one read-- a list of guest* at a Russian dinner parti he wonder- if they can call each other : heir real nai ■ : econd botl le. Thanks ;l trains belated by eastern bliz zards the letti urrier is likely to bring 1 Christmas cheer to home- hen ever) day for a week to come. \fur all. there was one unusual feature about tin ' hristn ' pa seel. All the amateur Kris Kringle escaped the lighted candles, t MARY MANNERING, A BIT HOMESICK, TALKS OF XMAS, ART AND KIDDIES LISTEN, COAST WRITERS! ACTRESS SEEKS COMEBY Fair Player Lauds Footlight Ca reer but Doesn't Want Her Daughter on the Stage "Acting la a great profession for a woman who must earn her own livins," Bald Mary Mannerlng, playing this week at the Majestic theater, "but it has two terrible drawbacks. In the lirst place ii is Buch a lonelj life. Lt means tn mtha of time passed away from home and friends and family, and . a ■ onstant living among B^anger*." Miss Mannerlng looked adorably pntty as she said tins, and her great dark eyes had almost a tragic Unlit as she thought of herself passing her i holiday week here on this coast when close associates, both socially and pro i lYssionally. were all so far away. A i glance about the comfortable apart ments In the Alexandria, where she is J i stablished, rather belled her loneliness, for on every Bide stood great Jars and buskets filled with roses and polnsettlas, Begonlaa and ferns were growing In B wide wicker box on the window scat and everywhere the Christmas colors of crimson and green were repeated In flowers. ■■it is. perhaps, the greatest thing I about acting that a woman has to win new friends, new audiences, so often," Miss Mannering. -This keeps her up to the pitch, and acts to her spirit like a spur to a mettlesome stood. "Applause is tn every actress the sign er power. As the coquette glories over her power with one or two men, i as the writer enjoys that ability which enables him to writ.' a son- to move whole nations to pea. <• or sorrow or war. so th ■ woman of the ft;ii;.- must know the strength of her magnetism, her personality and her art as she carries her audience with her to tragic gloom, riotous merriment or ecstatic 55." "But you cannot do that all alone, j no matter how splendid your talent; you must have a playwright who can give you the situations to handle." was suggested, "Oh, don't 1 know that! It is the: bane of my existence that 1 cannot. iiiul a satisfactory play." said Miss! Mannertng. "Last year I read three! huii.lre.l plays and from that number I handed three to the Phuborts, and only one of that trio would do at all for me." M as Mannerlng lias a unique method by which she keeps a memorandum of the plays she reads, and her comment as to their worth and their possible success with an audience. Tn several capes she hns found her Judgment con firmed by the production, but, of course, has not always been able to know the ultimate fate of each. ".Tu-t now I am looking for a com-1 .dy for use next season, for [ have played this piece two seasons now, and ; want a eh mge," she said. Poor Ml - Mannerlng! Aspiring play wrights of the pacific coast probably will haunt her steps from now on. They may rejoice In her own admission that on.-c she promises she reads a play thoroughly. "What do you repaid a* your most bui cessful pli' ■ ■ aci ording to the decis ion of the audiences, the critics, your wn sentiments and that final judge, the box offli c?" the Interviewer asked. •■dh, 'Glorious Betsy," by all means, so far as t;i" audien.es and the box office went. Of course, it was a poor play, but the people liked it. even _>i the erltiCß did say hard things i it." While Miss Mannerlrig believes tin. stage to offer a great cereer to women, she hopes that her own little daughter ; will nol want to undertake such a vo cation. ••] nO p e thai she will develop a talenl for writing," she said, "but whatevei , Lhility shi has I shall cultivate, for I ti • every child should be taught some, profession or trade. on to allowing children upon the stage seems most unexpluln :,, me," she continued, "for In the. atmosphere, provided by a reputable my a child Is guarded and i ared f or 11S In no otlv r place. Mrs. Short, who travels v itll her little girl In our company, is always with her child, and the man user's wife erh es hi r two hours o f S H ,,! . wry evening. The child gets a practical knowle Ige of the world in traveling nboul and learns tact and ,| , bun j to strike .i h irmonlous pitch in her work which cannoi fail to make her most successful In whatevi r walk iof iif, hi may i led as she gnowb older." "Do many children go on the stage '■ . parents are not already more ,. loss In the profession?" she was cd. "Not bo many, perhaps, and In this : , ... the mother of this little girl has two tali ited children. One is with Mrs. Flskp, and both are charming little . tors The children have earned suf fli lent money so that In another year they arc to leave the stage, and come to I.os Angeles to go to school. Their .i- nts have bought a home here and will live hn-e while the children Know up |n the , very-day, proslao atmos phere a school room until they know what their life profession shall i,.. "I think many young ffirls who are employed In shops as cash siris would be Infinitely better off If they might be placed with good theatrical com panles. Theil mental and moral growth would bo regarded more highly, land certainly their physical strength ] would be greatly conserved." BKrI ukm ' " BBmHHBBIH^UII^B't^ : '9&" Q " '"■"■ ■ ■ &IJ3I r' * *.-■ - >v imBJLIBiJLHtgt-~ JHr - * - '\- ■ SEE 3&:" 3KBi BinßHH^Hnß^Hv * '*• **x 'wl- ■'- l vv>-""-; --■- . ■'■ wS " ' • *: * - ** eNr ■ -/ '?» ,-u»t<%i»"»«c<u-.' " sSSS9k —•- * * *1 B^ ■■> emit, i* • i^^l HUH!;- *f «mmMK^MI HsEßk^^^ESßk^ * / _/7 i^^^a^^BaHl^Bßß^3ciSßigflßnß6BM3imß i; ■ l::-:;i *^^? x^H^HBBBH^BB9EBWJ^SB^IBPBB^HBiSBES36HBiSIBBi dHmccHQ^^^^BßH^^B^ hhb^H Ik6l Hoi HpßMlJßlHßljHWllWfcf»j|rawF* " '"* * S& J > * > ■* 1 jH^Bi^^^^^^BH9H^Hßß9B9fißßHßiM^'v^99EQ9flß9^^SKttivQS PUBLIC LETTER BOX THE SLAUGHTER OF ANIMALS Editor Herald: Show me n 80-ealled j religious (spiritual) element upholding the wanton slaughter of animals and I'll show you an element devoid of the very first principle of God reflection. I will Also prove that pain and death arc iK^t Imaginary to the poor helpless creature which man has '-dominion" over, and I will Indelibly Impress that j evil and sin are an absolute reality predominant in the most advanced carnivorous Christian Scientist, despite the late lamented leader's teachings land her colossal following. i I Intend dwelling on the meat^eatlng I question so long hs life remains within this body of mine until 1 find other conscientious and influential souls to as-i-t in' 1 in the spreading of the truth that any so-called religious institution upholding ih' j killing of animals is a i farce and a Pharisaical monument to a manmade deity. B. E. KUBEL. Los Angeles, Cal. ANTI-SUFFRAGIST'S RECORD Editor Herald: The statement that th<' Anti-suffrage association is "afflill ated with the liquor interests" and is j "mothered" by Miss Brunson, "a paid 1 agent of the liquor interests," we deny absolutely fr.nn beginning to end. It would b ■ as reasonable to say that the BUffragist chickens are cherished by the wildest of anarchist fowls, be- Ing on the same side Of the proverbial fence, As a matter of fact and in spite of dark suspicions, Miss Brunson was in troduced to Los Angeles anti-suffrag ist.-; by anti-suffragists in the east—, such women as Mrs. EllhU Root, Mrs. Richard Watson Gilder and Mrs. Fritz Achells of New York; Mrs. 1 Charles Eltot Guild, Mrs. Henry M.I Whitney and Mrs. James M. Codman iof Boston, and scores of others. I sup • pose nobody will suggest that Mrs. i Elihu Root's name, for Instance, or ''Mrs. Guild's, Mrs. Glider's, Ib leni to > the liquor Interest* or that it is but I she "doesn't know it." Her.' is Miss i Brunson'H record, Like her Introduc-I 1 tions, it needs neither apology nor ex planai lon. ! Holding a master's degree from the , University of lowa, she taught mathe matics for several years In the high school ..' St. Paul, Minn. In lsW she I wan attached to the United States I cominlMHl r general's staff, in the educational department, at the Paris exposition, it the close of the Paris exposition she brought the educational : exhibit to Buffalo and superintended , that department at the Pen-Ameri can exposition In 1901; was superinten dent of the elementary and secondary ' educational exhibits at the St. I.ouis I 1 exposition and, later, assistant secre l , tary of the Int national jury of awards ! at this exposition; was sent by the ! United States bureau of education to 1 ! Belgium to report the great rducotlon l al congresses held at Brussels, Liege 'and Mon»; upon her return to this country became chief of the depart !l ment of social economy at the James • town exposition: through a civil ser • I vice examination became a special agent of the United States bureau of labor In the investigation of the. con ' dltlori of women rind children in mi i due tries; did special work at the Seat tle exposition for the department at the interior; then the United Stater ' bureau of labor sent her to report on ' the shirtwaist strike. After this—as 1 was telegraphed by the bureau of la bor at Washington to anxious inquir ars here—she voluntarily resigned her 1 position, in June last and is at liberty 1 to speak when and where she chooses : —without pernicious activity. \\v has,' Invited Miss Hrunsnn to re- I turn to California this winter to assist us "as anti-suffragists, I .MARY 8. CAS WELL. . I.OS Angeles. C'aL MAII> .i.INNKKIXIi IS DEATH FINAL? Editor Herald: I underatand the an guish of the man's mind who in vain looks for proof of the existence of a God and the immortality of the soul. I have been there myself, and no Bible and no creed did give me. nny ligbt until i read "Cyclone* and Banctlflca tion" in the Iconoclast The strongest evidence we can ad duce that the world is governed by a sentient being Is the absolute necessity for his existence. Of what avail i>- the mighty universe without him. Why should matter resolve itself Into being, become blazing puns and symmetrical planets and roll through ipoce forever? If it did BO In conformity to a plan, in fulfillment of a purpose, then the framer of that plan, the originator of that purpose Is what we call Gjod. If I without plan or purpose, it ia as rldlcu loua as an acephalous rooster running about in a circle, if there be no reason I in the universe, how comes it that there , is sentience In the ridiculous little mites that cling to the shell of one relntively Insignificant planet, like microbes to a [mammoth cheese? if we are generated by the laws of blind force, we have achieved the Impossible—the creature lias not become greater than its cre ator. If the universe is but a. soul less machine, of what use are we to It? We con see no reason for the existence r»f the earth except the nourishment of life (including Mr. O'Brien's incompe tents), and that presupposes a purpose; i yet life that ends in universal death is a mistake—and the materialists tell US that Nature never errs. What hoots 1 it to be born if a few years of toil and travail, sorrow and Buffering is to end it all? Why should women bring forth children in pain unspeakable only to pint the demon Death. Why should love burgeon and bloom only tn be forever blasted? Why not adopt I hedonism as the law of our lives in stead of restraining the passions rtnd sacrificing our ease, sometimes our for tunes and our lives for others' sake? "Result of mciai education"—generated how? "By the laws of Nature." How 'crime Nature to haVfe laws? Isn't It lUCky, to say the least, tli.it all matter consents to obey the law of gravita tion; that the collision of two bodies generates heat Instead of cold? Sup posing that self-generated force oper ating on nothing created Bomethlnir— matter and mind. Is the greater of the twn generations ephemeral and the lesser only eternal? "Pure reason" is the cry of the materialists, who then assume that the slightest speck of dust swimming in the sunbeam is eternal, while the mind that conceived j the Novum Organum has perished ut terly that the intellect of Caesar and Socrates has been destroyed, but the parings of Ham'p toe nnlls are still here! ARTHUR HOFFMAN. TCedondo Beach, Cal. ROOM FOR HIM! O Son of Givl, O infant Christ, No room for thne in stately halls: 'At banquet board where wealth In Lord, No room, no room, the landlord calls. But wrapM ■nithin thy swaldlln* r'.othcs, Safe sheltered in thy mother's arms. The "wlffi men" find thee. lovely one. Anil bring thef gifts to «uit thy oharmi. But gifts of boM ara not thy carp, Nor frankinciTH"', nor yet the myrrh; Though flfsh recoils at bitter cup, To with of oort thou wilt oonour. The day* of youth soon slip away. Thy manhood's prime bring* triumph rare, Flow'm anew thy path, hosannas ring, Thy garment fine both rich and fair. nut worldly honors have no lure, Thy mission grand Is not forgot! To teach all men the way of life, Though gates of death should be thy lot. All honor to thy precious name This cbriitmai day— two thousand year*— Eternity *hu)l ring thy praise For drying human-nature'R tears. Christmas. 1910. IDA F. TRASK. DECEMBER 28, L9lO, WITH THE PLAYERS Harry Metayer, formerly ■ member of the .-.u l bnnkHto, k company, Important role in "Th. Great Name a new comedy by James Clarence Bar vey from the Gorman of Victor Leon and Leo Field, which was «lven It. first American performance in Mart ford, Conn., the old reliable "dog town," Monday evening. The play la baaed on Incidents In the life of Franz Lehar. the Viennese oomposer of "The Merry Widow." Henry Kolker is the featured player and the cant seems to be a strong one. ■ • • Henry Arthur Jones and Charles Klein have agreed to collaborate on a play which will have scenes In America and England, Mr. Klein writ- Ing the dialogue of the American char actors anil Mr. JoncH that of the Eng lish. • • • "The Foolish Virgin." adapted from M. Henri Battatie'a "La Viergo roll*," and which Airs. Patrick Campbell pro duced In New York last week, has been roundly scored by the critics and seems to bo an unequivocal failure. • • • David Warfleld will present Duvld Belasco'S latest play, "The Return of Peter Orlmin," in Huston. January 2. Its central character, to be played, of course, by Mr. Warflold, die* and re turns to earth again. • • • William Gillette's New York engage ment has again been extended and •Held by the Enemy" has been added to his repertoire of revivals. Probably "Bee use She Loved Him So" will be offered later. Henry W. Savage announces for early production a new American light com fdy entitled "Excuse Me," by Rupert Hughes, author Of "The Hridge" and "Two Women." Ethel Barrymore Will revive ■Trelaw ney of the Wells'' in New York city, the opening performance being an nounced for next Monday night. WHAT OTHERS SAY HIT THINK WHAT RE MUST SUFFER The continued silence of Chancellor Day, under extreme provocation, run perhapq i>est he accounted for on the theory thai lie finds no words adequate to express his opinion of th<» present situation.—New Orleans Times-Demo crat. BERTILLONINO BULLETS Hereafter every bullet in every po liceman's pistol in Chicago will be marked. We presume it is hoped thus to discover which officers are holding up citizens on the different thorough fares of the town.—Charleston (S. C.) News and Courier. TRACING THE SOURCES I>r. David Starr Jordan says the high cost of living is due. to the late war be tween Russia and Japan, and the Sa vannah News wants to know why he didn't lay it on Noah and the flood, or upon Adam and the serpent.—Lincoln (Neb), Star. WHY LONDON MUST GROW Complaint in made in London that on Sunday the ladies' big hats block the narrow aisles of the old-fasbloned churches. Of course there is no way to remedy the trouble except to widen thft aisles.— Rochester (N. V.) Democrat. INCREASED INDUSTRY IN MA INK A Maine newspaper reports that the use of oxen for plowing has been re vived In that state. Somebody will be. mean enough to intimate this is ono of the blighting effects of the recent Democratic victory.—St. Paul Dispatch. BROTHERS, BE DIVERTING Called upon to explain why she shot her husband, a St. Louis woman said she did it for fun. Married men who neglectto provide their wives with en tertainment should find a warning here. —Leavenworth (Kas.) Times, FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE Campaign speakers who have been explaining how the high cost of living I may be reduced will now have timo to work out the problem for them selves.—Wall Street Journal. CAN'T LOSE HIM Secretary Balllnger was slightly shaken up in a railroad wreck th» other day, but managed to cling to Ilia seat, possibly from force of habit.— Ohio State Journal. HIS ADHESIVE DIGITS In St. Louis there Is a robber who in known as "the candy kid." He prob ably got the name owing to his posses sion of sticky fingers.—Pratt (Kas.) Re publican. ONE REDEEMING FEATURE Let it be Bald to the credit of the dethroned young king of Portugal that he saved his grandmother.—Pittsburs ! Chronicle-Telegraph. A KINGLY STRIKE And now the king of Greece Is go ing to abdicate the throne. A raise in wages all along the line seems to bo necessary—Detroit News. MISUNDERSTANDING SAVED Collector Loeb might make a flat rate of $5000 as the entrance fee. —Wall Street Journal. A HEARTY LAUGH Being »h« day's b«it Jokft from th» n*wi A member of an eminent St. Louis law firm went to Chicago to consult a client. When he arrived ha found that he had unaccountably forgotten tho client's name. Ho telegraphed his part ner: "What's our client'l name?" Tho answer read, "Brown, Walter K. Your* is Allen. William ii."— San Francisco Argonaut,