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'•*'' \u25a0\u25a0•• ' ;':\u25a0 , : :-.: : •\u25a0\u25a0'••\u25a0 \u25a0 y;-' :: .\ \ \u25a0\u25a0:.[\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0 ' .•V \u25a0'\u2666 @ ;\u2666 cry. a delusion aiid asiiarc. ; He ; t t sees black and there is no corii ;.; \u2666 l : : fort in ; ; him. \u25a0:% \Vriting in the: %%'%&%- Stockton Mail at some length he % Hi ! -*> % . t makes this prophecy of woe :,. [ -:l-y'4 \u25a0 ':'.-. '};*\u25a0.;\u25a0: <\u2666>; \u25a0 .:i \u25a0 .;:\u2666: :':: ' : \u25a0'•=".'\u25a0\u25a0 F-quality before the law \u25a0 \u25a0.••:':• : ~^\- \u25a0:' * - t \u25a0. \'.» >:'.- a fraud, a > delusion,' an V .; : ;. ;-;\u2666\u2666\u2666\u2666\u25a0\u2666\u2666 \u2666\u2666\u2666\u25a0\u2666-\u2666"\u2666^\u2666;-; empty phrase. As; civilization inarches on toward ultimate <\u25a0 • v chaob equality before the laNv ; . ': becomes more andiiiorc a mockery. Decade, after v - \u0084 decade it becomes more difficult "for the poor to. .. ; : obtain justice because of the: greatly, increased .. '.- oost of litigation and because'^of that curse of ; '. :';.' -.. modern jurisprudence, the law's delay. Abe Ruct . ; . y , ..walks freely among^ his .^icJlo.vv men because a : \u0084 judge has set at naught thfe plain '..\u25a0'.provisions of the law, while many a better man, \u25a0; ; ....-.' 'Avithout .'•money-; or influence, rots in jail. : : • % • '..'. So it has ever been;, so will it ever be. ; The : . . . ; senator and the I representative in congress, the , : '•.; minor -legislator and the judge upon \the bench ; .: .\ . all recognize the power of wealth and cringe: and :. : debase themselves before it and sell their manhood .' ; - ; '.;• " 'for its filthylbribcs. *. * * : \u25a0.-.' -~"* ' ':. \u25a0 ' -.-I; '. > ;'-.:;: V; . :. The old order change th in form only.^^ Aldricli. . : .;..;•. \u25a0.\u25a0:-'. : : : .-.;i-n.d-.';i : lTile; retiring, in tliclanguage of : Macaulay, v . ' "rich, infamous and; contented,*' will be followed .: ..; ;. : ,- ;i>y incn.uho will represent: the same interests; with \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 ...; '/. _;.; V; M'tc or ;le>s succcs>, as the cascmay be.: Perkins \u25a0; - ; , ;. and Flint v, ill leave the senate: to be succeeded by: :. '\u25a0:\u25a0\u25a0 ".. '-.\u25a0\u25a0--'\u25a0\u25a0:\u25a0\u25a0 iftta v\ ho .. will ; st- r \ c the Southern Paci fic and '•'. it s; ; ; \u25a0"\u25a0 ; ;' ; : ; allied and associated^;plundercrsAvkh; their Avhoic'^'V; : ; ,». hearts and their whole iouls. t ;• \u25a0 > \ ; ;- \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0:: <" MUST BE FACED " J t is a. grave indictmciit: of -American institutions ; ; and :a strange : reversal of : \vliat \u25a0' has been called the /"OpUHiistic; fatalism"' of our : :peoj>lc, : \vliich refuses:' r) U» fJTicsli'jii: oi\r capacity at lea^t to imiddlc thrGtlgiv; \u25a0 :ihc most discuuraging set of , conditions. \-\ '' . ; : ; Jlow iar is Mr. Corcoran right ? -^lnst ivvc accept; : Aldncli. ioT exampleV as a: fijved and continuing fact ? ; Shall we always have riicn in the' highest offices wlio are ready to seir their trust- to fatten their * >\\n ])urses, as Aldrich did when he fixed the rub ber schedule in the tariff for his own profit and that ;of his relatives and connections? \u25a0 : : : v ; .\\ c can neither, turn -oft these questions with a : laugh nor ignore them, 1 don't a^ree at all with; .Mr. Corcoran 's forecast, because he is arguing from a limited experience, \yhich, without a. wider out- J«jpk, niight seem; to juslify'his forebodings con cerning- the -future. -of the commonwealth. One hun ched and fifty years ago England was governed on \u25a0the. principle that "every man has his price.-' Sir . Robert \Valj)olc was premier, and. this was his first • .and: almost 1 his only rule of polic\ r . lie wasa'suc .';.-ccs'sful minister because his measure of men was .true, of. the English. of that day.as it has been, true ;-i,n California for the. last forty years. ; >iA;MAN:AND HIS PRICE . Jt is not true of England today that every man . ".has his price* It is: riot universally true of America! \u25a0} Xubodv, tor example, would dare assert that M^r. ' Taft has his price, or Governor Hughes. It would \u25a0-... not be true of Gifford Pinchot or William Kent. It. v is not true of hundreds of young men, the product,: of our luiivershies. .But it is true and must rcinain t rite in considerable measure .so -.'long as we exalt ;the. pursuit of .wealth .above every other./forrn of lrrmiar* endcavur. Otir degraded politics .is ;thc •^Vpr^-u^^df^q^nirdTspint^ It is 'that "spirit which f;ivGS truth and point to, the classificatioiv"Mhn is cither a^ stipendiary, a beggar or a thief.": A GOSPEL OF DESPAIR; . ; ,:It is this .gospel of despair preached by Mr. Cor "coran . arid others .that drives - men to' socialism. They. fly. frorii ills they .know to those they know • /not.-yf. '\u25a0 They. ignore :th|' fact that these ills are due •\u25a0 to hnmaii . greed and selfishness and forget that .under socialism, these same motives would have . even greater play, force and opportunity. It is the same age long:, error that inen;s morals can '\'bc>. improved by 'machinery. The evils of which jMr.. Corcoran writes arc the growth of a sordid, spirit. I think we- sec signs of improvement. POOR TOM'S : ACOLD ; :^ ; ' There is improvement in the higher walks of . poHiies-, but noi irr the lower. We need hot 'look' "for much improvement where . the price is so great . and the .man so small. Consider the case. of tjie unfortunate Tom Lonergan... .Toiri 'had . driven Poley's bakery wagon at $15 ; a week all his' life, . faithful to his simple trust. . climbing everybody's back stairs in the siriall hours and making friends with 'the biilidog- that lurks in darkness. A 'strange' accident of fate pitchforked this simple 'iniiidcd, •honest man into a completely new and turbulent . and to him uncharted environment ;.that upset all his standards and set him adrift. The result -\va's a, \u25a0 SAX FRAN^ISGO, SUNDiVY, suni iit arithmetic and just-"- as : , in-: ; evitablc. .; . ": ;V , ; r \u25a0'\u25a0'. DON'T BLAME TOM \u25a0 So I : have never." 'in my .heart ' ;been able, to blame Tom Lonergaii j \u25a0very severely . One does not : bla me '..\u25a0 either 2 .for;' making 4"V-. Lonergaii .<. had just about; as much influenQe. \u25a0 -on his fate.as a-factoriii-anaritli- , . m^tical calculation <has cVn the -re- ;. suit: \u25a0 ' :"; ".'/-r.'i'' '\u25a0 •• ' ':\u25a0 -' \u25a0/••: - ' ' "."-.' "•/; \u25a0' It happened 'to me/ one Sunday -\u25a0: . morning shortly after; .Ruef's 'f \ board 'of supervisors had. . been • elected -that I went to* hunt; tip Lonergaii at his home about.'sonic "official matter. I found it, on; a slum 7 street south, of " Market - . street.;; 1 1- rang the bell and- a woman put her. head, out . of a second .story '-window', and en gaged me ...in conversation after " the familiar .habit of such neigh borhoods: Was. the supervisor at home ? Nq, thej?upervis6r was not in. Would he "be in during tlje day.? Nq, the. supervisor was not expected home that \u25a0 Sunday. \u25a0 "We are going to dine at the,; Freitcli ; re.staiiratit; r ' volunteered, the teidy \u25a0 iii a. tone;; that tlie;img;l^." bors might'hear. , > '". \u25a0 ; > ''\u25a0\u25a0 - \u25a0i. b acgi^i; iVND ';: champagne 1; : Then :'l;| uiiderstQod: ;;that • the '\u25a0':. process/:: had' ••beguijv.v'r* Probably v v:^:. *.v iievcf : . y in:;: liis^-life': before- -had ;T.om ;• Lonergaii had \u25a0 the price 6\ a-Frcnch;. dinner after buying; slio.es for his little ones.; '. Kow .= he had: ventured \u25a0on .that periious : way that ;;sun repeal 1 vthe ; pnniro^e^pat.h;^itA av^s -all new arid delightfiil: to^a-simpie.niinded soiil ; wliosc ideas on such matters. were injie'ed-.'somewhat-. crude: and; uni|nisiied,^as ; niight: be .inferred.. froni :that^vvliciniie. : wished people to think lie was a -blood of the first: fashion it ;was .his habit to order in' a loud. tone, of voice bacon and eggs and champagne for breakfast. ', \\u25a0' :. ' ( . - . BISHOPS ARE SCARCE ; \ - ". . . . O:ne . ; day long years agq-".Daniel Webster, .very drunk, and staggering up .the steps. of the capitol. in -Washington, met the bishop of thedistrictxom ingdown. ' . '/.'. -.-. :rV'V, ; . '.'Drunk again, . Mr. ' Webster?'' ejaculated the dignitary. :' ; : 'l. ; ; "So'in 1 , bishop. :• so'in I . Shake.".' And : Web ster extended a tipsy .\u25a0finger of brotherhood. So if we should mcct •- some unhappy ; Lonergaii falling by the wayside under .overpowering tempta tion let us not.be too hard on ;hini;v,:.::\ye are : hoi all bishop's: ... '•; \u25a0''\u25a0'._.'";". . THE CLUTCH bF CIRCUMSTANCE The late W. E. -.Hcnlcyiin -the finest of : his lyrics concludes: .':." • ' ; : !/.-.' \u0084 . In tire fell clutch of circumstance •/• '.. I have not winced nor cried aloud; '. \u25a0 . ' Under the blr.dgconings of chance . : .' \u25a0\u25a0 ; " My.head .is bloody but- unbo\ycd... . : • ' ." . : . ... li matters not ho\y strait the gate,' \-rj% ; : \u25a0\u25a0[ \u25a0' • • r . \u25a0" : ; •. \u25a0 • Boyv' charged witlr punishment, the scroll . V \u25a0": ~ ':'•', '.'\u25a0'. lam the inaMcr of my.fate." -•.-; ' \u25a0 \u25a0: •. • ' \u25a0 ' lam the captain of my-i>o'ul. ,• \u25a0 '\u25a0\u25a0_. :;• . :': \u25a0 it? has Ihe disadvantage ; : of -being, radicall}- false. Wjien tjic. clutch of circumstance got/Tom Lonergan liy:llje throat he was neither .master of his fate nor captain of his soul. Ruef attended to.:/ all.. that. "\u25a0;•; ; \ DOPE FOR- EDITORS: ;\u25a0 V The state board of h.ealtli issues- a . series, of-.ieasy-: lessons for editors.- .The board ; -puts" up nicdicine fpr thought in doses; to suit the weakest 'digestion or the strongest, 1 - so as tofmcet'the .re'quirenicn.ts.ot each case.. • Just iio\v Vthe'bbard' ;is; conducting" :.a; '\u25a0crusade"-T : your;ni.odern; doctpr is the real crusader —against, the roller towel; and the- propaganda" is . putup according to' a nicely graduated scale, : as;: I' " example:' \u25a0:.''-- : .l : , . ' .". ' •\ .The- personal 'towel- habit •Js/cominciidcd; U> ihbuntain. sojourners: by the. field sanitatioiiisl- i'»fj .. \u25a0 * the- state board of -hcalth'in. "view "-.of". the "possible inoculation '.by <li<ca'se , j?crni s that Vfeed on .the ; : n rtena 1. iiniiiß.s \u25a0 and; 'mucous : tissues! of' the ; human . or^ahisin.^^l: words".) \u25a0• '.' ;;\u25a0.'>'; . • \u25a0/:.',"-. v'- '• ' '\u25a0•\u25a0•.": : -S^S»:| \u25a0 The "roller touel.secms tp stiinuiatc '.hope; to lull ' ' . susfJicion and -to invoke a spirit . of.coitiprorm'sc." .-••'. People ,.wlu»! could not bc'.iiire'd. -to sleep; in; ;i bed 1 ' : 1 liat:ha"d been occupied. .without a' .change '"of ' sheets . .by u dozen unknown persoiiswijl^ "enter into^ncgo^ : 'J: • tiaiions- with- a roller-towel .that- shows bigns. ;of \u25a0 • ;\u25a0 ; Accent. an'd> iiitinialc '. coiHactTwitli .a" 1 iunribcV^f %pS ," ..unknown. dozcn^.^^'.^THe'/p.rclinunaVy-iiiff^at \thv . i«j\vcl.inay;,bc undecided; biu, L ->;ohcc': begun/ \u25a0 ;• .. .. rolling cbiitinuesi:\vith 'accelerated^ fervor . luVtil a. compromise: is -mad c". on -some section. 1 1 lfat r \u25a0 may or may nut'^be Jes^di.ngy :thaii blhcV portions. ' The inner; s]dcs,jof.-,the'*towcl;s arc .sonictiiiic>. of' .-' '' . darker 'complexion , than . -the. outsides-; because • numbers of (era ft y.; individual si ; \vith> water in"'; their ' " eyes, have chosen, this;, surface: -Tbis ;misusc y of- Edward F. Cahill EP WARD: F. CXkf LLv .'••."towels'- .'.is . conducive \u0084to .• . !'\u25a0'-:' the- "spread °f 'most ; irifee- i..vi '..v . ; tious diseases; but thecondi^ ;\u25a0.. ..tions ; have a . peculiar bearing . • ;: ': : ori .-... red plague, .transmission, -.7 : \u25a0;\u25a0. \u25a0as.the' wiping of the ..eyes; gr ;.v. the friction. of the skin favprs . \u25a0.:\u25a0::': inoculation. by the germs that ;:•; :':'\u25a0. ". cause these affections.; : (175 .:: \u25a0•• words.) ' • \u0084-_ ';' ;;.\u25a0\u25a0• : - - in OrAduated doses • ; l\: So if iyour V powers', of ;;assimiia-. 'tibn afp; iiot:.equal:.to disposing of l/ 6: words the board will supply a homeopathic dose .warranted to go straight to the spot and 'effect the: cure, with 41. words;' The spir-. it and methods 6f the pharmaco :.\u25a0 ' : * \u25a0 : \u25a0 ..''•;'•• ' .-\u25a0 • \u25a0 •"-.\u25a0.. . ' '' \u25a0 peia are introduced for : the bene fit of editors and. the economy of their "valuable :?space.''' . , \ .Here again arc some pills for a mind diseased submitted by the board : '• •-' :. ; -.V • . . ."'.' .'. " -.-;.*. rreSh- air ranks : \yith nu- . . . . ' \u25a0tritious'- food as a factor in '\u25a0. .- / :\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0 the," cure of consumption. • '. Ifortunatelyv no .corporation '\u25a0 • . has so' far contrived a "cor .- , ncr" on the breezes. ,(26 ' \u25a0 ; .-words.) ••\u25a0 ; :l.y-~:; : \u25a0 - /•\u25a0 '-'"\u25a0. '\u25a0 "'.\u25a0•'\u25a0 ' Fresh air. in' constant. sup- . •• ' . ' ply is 'a., valuable factor Tit . . :•": •"- tlie-ciire'. of.. tuberculosis, be- : . \u25a0 cause it builds: up. a 'persons •'.-' ; \ / ; : rcsi§taiic^ (2 1; 'wai'dsj) > '\u25a0: ,/'"\u25a0/. : if- ../••;.\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0'.\u25a0\u25a0 ''\u25a0\u25a0-. . Milk, cgers; olive 'oil' and-; - ' •„ \u25a0 other, 'resistance building -fac-^ . , • \u25a0 '\u25a0[ '\u25a0:\u25a0/, tors are dearer than for- ; ' .\u25a0:\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0./\u25a0 lnerly;' but, fortunately, f resit. - : . : air remains as cheap as even : - T (43 words.) »*.;-•"." \ v \ '- ; ....,\u25a0 ,» . . : : ', .Thanks o;to • the ; ittß-eiiicnis : v •; -•'\u25a0; /.out of^ door sleeping contrivances: that people, arc-. " ' -w ,', developing, fresh air bcconies.a cheaper commodity =;-v^ '.' •••\u25a0•;. than ever.- (21- . ; .: ' ...\u25a0;. • :\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0:\u25a0: ; :'-':--:: '-' : --: :\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0';.jr '•'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 Flies, will/continue to be too many for us . Sb ;/ ; : ; : S»' luug-*as..\vcido hQt'prcveiit : them from- breeding, •.V , J^r. (19 words.-)-; ' - >\u25a0•_»"<'-. ' : , : v - .-..• '_' . • :^ ..These are prppqunded under the alluring descrip \u25a0-. ,fibn of "fillers for* col it nm 'ends."' : It; is ; the gospel , ; of. hygiene put up in tabloid form. v ;Th6. board ;is / ...obviously- persuaded /that the editor; like ;" . the \u25a0 Eskiinq, rcan. not count- anything that exceeds -[the number of his fingers, aiid thumbs.^ v V:^ •/ \ THE LEARNED GASIVIAN; ; V•.' - - This flood of. .quasi •scientific knowiedge ; with . which \ve \u25a0 arc ..drenched \u25a0 f rouy. alt sides, -makes the ' mind reel and wobbler in • perplexity. The other , day in Ghico We heard the.gasman floiit'the attorney general' of the state and quote "Grcenleaf on Evi dence" 'to prove the learned j urist" mistaken in his law. It is an age of universal smattering,. and the state, board; of health is contributing its 1 - quota to the muddy' tide. I ,'; • . • . .:-.' .SPOILING A SUBSCRIBER >".,. •",- V Once upon a. time there, was a printer employed on a morning papcrin this city avid it- was his work \u25a0• \u25a0: ; to set;'up night after night the advertisement of a . . .patent lnedicinc of; sovereign virtue to cure all the . ills that'flesli is heir to.; The ''ad., went-into'par ticulars of. symptoms so -that v the patient \ might;. .diagnose his own^complaint: -Now,', it cailie':abptit/. - .lliat after this unhappy 'printer, had .set' up this : r'tale -of human. suffering 'aii.cl infirifiity cyeryy night . ; for^six ;months;'.lic;. had persuaded himself T that he- ; ; was. afflicted, every ..disease in ;the catalpgue. • ; -.; It. is a wariiing; 'Editors /should; beware Uest: they.; .poison a >'alucd- subscriber with board of .health V S^s \u25a0 / * :':: ' : *•'\u25a0' : 'V •' 'V- : "' .-X ' *'! OF 'FLIES^ ../" -^. •".,'\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0/'..Sccretaiy'-Snaw^of^thc : ; statc;board.is,.l presume,;" • the ; man : who • gets \u25a0 out^the dope .chart and counts -the ...words. .He' reports "progress -pnethe. -crusade : " agaiiist .the ,;toiiimpn;,hpusc:;ily,;\yliicli .Ambrose \u25a0 IJiercc-use'd; tpvidentify. profanely .as:musca deodain- -; : nata^ -Dr. Snow i announces a/; gratifying\list }':oi: •'" /casual ties, with Fresno^ leadiiig;the; : processipii:/and. • ;\u25a0 catcliing 1 OO.CK^ 7 OpO,Opp ' fl i es ' every;: day.-^Aye^arc. not\ all owed vtp, kno\y -wliC) . ; took : the census" Jbut/ we' /arc satisfied -Avitlu tlie; information- that; this"? innu : / ";m crab le ; host ;• i s " captu red ;*-i n ; cages} . . (D ii • one 'd ay. • Avkli; the: 'enlhusiasni " of beginners' they' caught' . : 'fli^^ /•\u25a0.presume.^.' to question a; "scientific a'utliority/ but I • •may be^pcni\ittcdrto suggest .that ; i f .400 ' billion? flits V;' '.were • unaiiiinous- ;tlicy : . could tear;/ up Frcshbv by.. :.t: .t .: .the v roots. ;;'\u25a0' > - .' \u25a0/ / ' \u25a0/ /\u25a0 : "-' ' ir ." . . • The board; .T.runderstaiKh: recommends/ the;-. vapor. •" ; 'of; formajclehYdc; asveffcctivc'poisbnlfor flics^but/a 1 :^ \u25a0 friend •Avho.;tried.Mtvt^llsVine : \t:hatthe;'pri^ ; kill-'a fly^wi.tlf •this:fiope?isVto % graspVhim^|irmly^by;>'; v'llic^back of, the neck.and; hold his -head ! d6\v.!i : m tlic mJNturc-'fdr. iiftecn -lninutes. \u25a0"''\u25a0•"\u25a0 :^^ffl ) BEHIiND/THE V . . > ' " ;'v EUitQr/Kunze frdm-his.mountain^^ hciglhs and His; ; , i -sccu ri ty. on th is sirlc ' of t he Imc offers'- li is -suffering in Nc\ ; Wda ? : somc^ reckless; advice bii'/how >lo deal;;\yith; ? tjic,cclcbratcd :divbrce^jufisUbf''Rcno '} who -puts them' in jail when they fail; of '\u25a0 the -measure pi^ASSIFIEp ADVERTISEMENTS of . respect that he considers needful. This from the Qwens : Valley (Jiiyo county) Heraid: \u25a0\u0084.,; J \ '.Judging from the looks of. the Nevada Weekly, ; . of. last Saturday, ,one is inclined to the belief • that its; editori^nd publishers are ; still languish- • : v ing in jail, where Judge Pike placed them on July:. .; .'3 for contempt of court.; Why don't you pay up, lads, get out and go after the old sun of a guv •\u25a0 \u25a0 with the- real dope? ' ; "- Vi£t '" : -V- • \u25a0 Brbther'Kunze has got hold of the wrong weapon. ; He means v son of a pike. . '. ; ' LOOK FOR HOT STUFF Look out; for some hot stuff to. conic out of the conservation congress at Minneapolis in Septem ber. The anti-conservationists are accusing the Pinchot people of having packed the list of speak ers to include .the redoubtable . Teddy himself, Francis J. Hency, Governor Pardee; Madison, the insurgent from Kansas ; James •R. Garfield and Attorney Brandeis, who prosecuted Ballinger. But the Ballinger "crowd is beginning to get busy. I observe that Governor Gillett has appointed Frank Short of Fresno a delegate to represent California, and they hope to persuade Mr. Taft to make an address.. ; '.. . \u25a0;.'.'\u25a0 A RED.OLD WRETCH How the old' crowd hates the direct primary! Listen to Harrison Grey Otis in the Los Angeles v .\u25a0-.'\u25a0_ . It is a boon to ward heelers and professional petition circulators and name getters. The worst ....;.-•;'; feature of it all is that it establishes the principle, - " ;\u25a0 of for office and enables the most .\u25a0:\u25a0 \u25a0-.'•' debased or unworthy candidate to start on a level . . . with -the fittest.: There is no sitting process. Any knave can run for law maker or judge. For in \u25a0•\u25a0 ••stance, look at that red old-wretch. Savage of San : Pedro, setting himself up for state senator ajjain. Such a travesty, on top .of 3 his. record, would have been impossible under- a convention -system of \u25a0 nomiuat ion. -'Novr; all a job chase r need tlo is " tb-Vs ; v. :start: : his petition.; hire his name getters— and off 'lie goes with the best of them! Yet t h is "red old wretch* had no jjifficitlty \vlrat ever in getting his nomination /frpmft^io^Veiitipn system and he represented, or misrepresented. San \u25a0Pedro in the senate for years. When Kilt Savage visits Los Angeles Otis hides in; a bade office. But really they ought to get together. They belong in the saiiie camp. Tfvoudbn't believe it ask Walter ;Parlve : r.v;v : - : ' ;: :- M^/M^M«&M :'-;-:: '-;- :; /V: ; '.r : ' .': \;.[ NOT TAKEN INTERNALLY speculation as to "-the prevailing spasm -otV virtue provokes the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to remark •:'• While California bans prize lights Havana, ilis cusses inaugurating bull fights to amuse American ;'.-'-'-.; '.-'-'-. visitors.. Evidently there's an impression that " Americans are less respectable than their laws. ' TOM CLUNIE'S PORK > \u25a0 I A little bit of congressional history in which a how deceased San Franciscan made the leading figure is told by Arthur W. : Dunn, formerly: with the Associated Press in Washington, and it explains the. origin of -the familiar political phrase "the pork barrel/ The; story .concerns the late Thomas Gltinie, \vho erected the- Clunie building at Cali fornia, and M'ontgoiriery streets. .: He .was a mem ber of /the^ fifty-first congress, Vepresenting San Francisco. This is Duriivs; story :3 .\u25a0. ". That • was a "wonderful session, taking it .alto gether, and one of. the. interesting ; features Was \u25a0:'."•> the building legislation. Two days were \u25a0 ict;apart for the consideration of public buildinjrs ... bill, .1 1 is doubtful whether Tom Reed would have ['\u25a0':<: allowed that . time "if .Seth Millikcii /of Maine had . : . npt been* chairman of the committee "on. public" / buildings and gTqunds and had everything, cooked :: v ;;irp-to takc-care^of the Pine Tree s.tate ahead of .' all- others. . Men who had been, .^fortunate"' enough to have thcrr bills reported called them up one ; • after another, and. although the economists fought v thdm from time to time, a dozen or. more states \u25a0\u25a0'. were cared for the. first day. The' second day there . . was' a great scramblc-fpr place; arid men' watched the proceedings wit*h .care to sec- if their bills .• .: would be reached. •-\u0084'; .'.\u25a0 ••"•'. - .Late* in. the afternoon,, about. s:3o 'o'clock or • • '-.•;: thereabouts, .with a: dozen 'billsvstill, on. the* calen- ' ' : \dar, the excitement became-intensc. Finally, one ;. of the economists on 1 the. republican side moved to . '\u25a0\u25a0•.'-. xidjOuni". " . Jnstantly there was a great clamor among those whose bills had not been reached, • but high above, the din and uproar was heard the .; .. voice of Tom Cluhie." ; • . .. ' .' • Clunie was a democrat, representing a San Fran ';• -.cisco district, and ' was "one of the best fellows "_" _ * imaginable^ Everybody liked him. Jovial, smiling, '•' with ;a good word or joke for everybody, he was ; ;;lieyond doubt .one. of the moat popular men in : . thc"-hou*e. ; 'on! / : Hold , on there \u25a0" shouted Tom. and ;- v bis voice rang out so loud that everybody stopped. '.'Don't 1 adjourn till I get my piece of pork!*' . i ]\ He \yent;on with ;somc other explanation, but it ». ' was drowned -in. Jatighter/ It V'Vvon. "The house \u25a0j refused to adjourn,, arid; the appropriation for a • .\u25a0; public/ building in Tom Clunic's district in San • , Francisco ,was"passed. • .Thc:,porlc industry in congress has grown iikea weedisincc.Tom Clunie invented the phrase. .With a' niajority- of congressmen it-js the last word of Statesmanship arid their chief claim to- considera tion. Pork, like kissing, goes by favor. "It is an interesting fact, illustrating-: the value of pleasant ' manners; : that IVmCltuiie,- "although a minority member;in his. first session, was unusually success ful in getting all that was coming arid a little more.