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Population of Los Angeles 327,685
CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN
M RETRORSUM ; v
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Manifestly the high cost of living Is
not worrying the de luxe tenants of the
Fifth street engine engine.
After sampling our climate and view
ing this handsome city we hope a lot
of tlie mining congress delegates will
tiny: "Los Angeles for 'mine."
The police of Berlin know nothing of
graft, says a German visitor, which
may be true; they may know about It
under sume other r.ame, however.
Laura Jean L.lbbey says she has ma
terial for iifty more novels. Can't
Homebody persuade her to reconsider
and stick to the vaudeville stage?
The fact that there are 400 divorce
pleas pending before the St. Louis
court Indicates that marita! insurgency
also Is spreading over the country.
They say that the marks of those
famous tilth won't be eradicated from
the anatomies of Bill Barnes and Jim
Sherman for five or six weeks at the
An exchange suggests that some nir
■hip man ought to go into vaudeville.
And some vaudeville "artists" could
go into aviation without arousing a
The bankers may think the de luxe
trains they travel In are pretty nifty,
but wait till they see our marbled, up
holstered and mahoganyed club for tli«
firemen of No. 23.
Grand Army men in convention ap
plauding the playing of the tune of
"Dixie"—-an impolitic act, for Senator
Heyburn will now withdraw his sup
port of their pension program.
Of course we should fortify the canal
to provide a new market for the steel
trust. In a few years when the forti
fications are, out uf date It will have
something new to sell at fancy prices.
Now that the biggest olive oil factory
in the world I been destroyed by
flre the cottonseed mills of Louisiana
will start the presses a little luster In
turning out pure clive oil for the na
A Georgia paper records the finding
<ii a make In a ;ug of buttermilk.
Under the, Georgia prohibition law it
is necessary to call it buttermilk or
lome other name that won't arouse
While Southern <
displaying for wir.t-. iluffyi
garments casern stores are laying in
stocks of oar mi.fih, go;., pur.s
and ulsters an Inch thick. We prefer
liral Bob Evans says the aero
plane is a plaything. Will he show
the courage of his convictions by
■tanding on a. deck and giving Walter
ins a dozen f-hots at his "coco"
with egg bombs?
Secret service men have captured a
counterfeiter ol .. Ho ought to
suffer for ■ dlty in not forming
a tru: t and stealing the nickels out of
the poor v. n\ .-lope in
the form of higher vay foi beef, sugar,
"Cheiro," a palmist who made a for
tune at the Chicago world's fair from
woman visitors, was sent to prison aa
a swindler in England the other day.
There's small excuse ,for a man who
can' infallibly foretell his future by
palm reading running right into a
Hearst and His Yellow Journals
THAT double-dyed traitor to Democracy and about everything
else that is decent, William Randolph Hearst, is again at his
old tricks of endeavoring to injure the Democratic party be
cause that party would not sacrifice itself to the absurd ambition for
personal political distinction with which he has been obsessed during
some years past.
Twice the treachery of Hearst to the Democracy of the state ot
California has been sufficient to defeat by a narrow margin its can
didate for governor. Once wh.cn Franklin K. Lane, a man of lddal
capacity and character for the great office of the chief executive of
this state, was a candidate, Hearst treacherously "knifed" Lane and
defeated him by a small majority.
Again he played the same trick four years ago when Mr. Bell
was a candidate by inducing his Independence league to nominate
Langdon, thus filching enough votes from Bell to secure his defeat.
The New York Democracy was weak enough to take Hearst to
its bosom and nominate him for governor, and the people, at the elec
tion, when every other candidate on the Democratic state ticket was
elected, repudiated Hearst. Although the act of repudiation was led
by the Republican party and resulted in the election of the Republi
can candidate for governor of the state of New York, Hearst has
never forgiven the Democratic party for this defeat.
Also he hates the Democracy of the nation because it would not
accept him as its nominee for president—a distinction to which he
was in no sense entitled, and the seeking of which shows him to be
so completely obsessed with personal vanity as to be blind to his real
position in the public affairs of the country.
Now the Democrats of New York are receiving another lesson
in treachery at the hands of Mr. Hearst.
It is said by prominent Democrats who have acted with him in
the past in the"politics of New York state that he is a congenital
traitor, utterly lacking the capacity to be true to any cause or to any
man with whom he may be associated. The truth of this judgment
of him, as well as his bitter animosity to the Democratic party, is
shown by an "interview" cabled from Paris which appeared in his
Los Angeles Examiner of the 28th inst.
In this interview, after suggesting that all the law-breaking
trusts that are being driven out of the Republican party are seeking
a safe asylum in the Democratic party, he says:
"There is not room in the Democratic party for honest inde
pendents and for the swindling traction trust, the convicted sugar
trust, the indicted beef trust and the corrupt bosses that Mr. Taft's
acts arid Mr. Roosevelt's words have driven out of the Republican
party. If the vacated Republican quarters have been sufficiently dis
infected, then we independents may move in there."
This, of course, is intended as an offer of his alleged "influence"
to the Republicans of the state of New York and of the nation at
large. That this is so is shown by a later dispatch from New York
saying that Hearst's New York American had indorsed Stimson as
the Republican candidate for governor of New York and would sup
port his candidacy.
That Hearst has finally found his way into the Republican party
should be no surprise to anyone and is no cause of complaint to any
Democrat. In order to make his treachery to the Democratic party
effective lie first organized the so-called Independence league and
financed that "opera bouffe" political party until it died on his hands.
Now that it is dead and can no longer be made the instrumentality
through which his treachery to Democracy can be made effective he
has gone bodily into the Republican party. It is a good thing for
Democracy that Mr. Hearst has at last openly allied himself with
its principal opponent. Just what it will be for the Republican party
remains to be seen. It can safely be predicted, however, that if the
managers of that party are unwise enough t.o receive him and trust
him they will shortly be the victims of another act of treachery upon
his part, becahse Mr. Hearst's political and journalistic history
shows that he has not the power of being true to any organization
or individual, and that the only tiling from which he never swerves
is the use of his personal journals to minister to his colossal personal
If there is a Democrat in the city of Los Angeles who is con
tributing to the success of this Judas Iscariot of Democracy by sus
taining the local medium which he maintains^ for the purpose of aid
ing his treachery, then such a Democrat should consider twice what
the effect of his action is upon decent politics, and especially upon
his own party.
IN A PICKLE
01T5 distressed Republican friends
must pardon us if we are not able
entirely to conceal our amuse
ment over their predicament. We
hope that their sense of humor has
BOt ili sorted them and that they are
enjoying the situation—in .secret, of
course, for it would never do to be
caught smiling at such a serious
Tint even a sense of humor will not
rlo more than alleviate to a 3llght ex
tent the bitter dose tl'ey have had to
swallow In the candidacy of Capt. J.
D. Fredericks and Calvin Hartwell
for re-election to the important offices
of district attorney and coroner, re
■' vely, and the further daily dose
must be taken in promoting their po
The situation is both the more hu
miliating to them and amusing to on
lookers because the.se men of bad rec
ord woro the special mark in the pri
mary election of thje very men who
now are in control of the Republican
situation. But party regularity and
political expediency are powerful in
fluences In times and pickles like
It is hardly a secret that Fredericks
and Hartwell, having no feeling but
detestation for the men now in the
saddle, would enjoy seeing them get a
trimming on election day, and the
many Republicans cordially recipro
cating these spntlments toward the
two S. V. machine men who sur
vived the .smash-up of the primaries,
down in their )ieart3 hope for their
When Hiram Johnson comes to town
and Captain Fredericks makes an at
tempt to break into the hall and claim
ej i hair on the platform the patience of
the committee may break its' bonds
and tragedy may succeed comedy. No
•■.:'. be used if he is content to
take a seat In the rear of the hall and
claim no relationship to the other can
didates, but it' he starts anything
Supini.se, on the other hand, he
should "i his right to grace the
..m from the platform and suc
ii o£ a decision of the
committee that discretion Is the better
part, will Mr. Johnson be willing to
say a word for tin* tii ket, Including
Fredericks ana Hartwell, who repro
ivhai he haa held up ;is odloua,
narrow and dangerous, and worthy of
being swatted? if so, will the com
mittee let him thus imperil the rest or
the ii, : illenatlng the voters who
may support the others if 'He names
of Fredericks :uicl Hartwell are not
Haunted before them"
it is Indeed an embarra ilng tangle.
But the ind< pendent voters r.f Los
Angeles will untie it in November and
jmt an end to the misery it is cat
it cHii be avoided In *hi* futuie. if
we may be »i bold as to offer a
m, by eliminating party politics
i n ,ni county affairs and uniting all
(40.nl citizens In the work of trouncing
every man of the Fredericks and Hart
well stripe who conies up for oftlce.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MQIINING. SEPTEMBER 30, 1910.
MISGUIDED R. R. MEN
A dispatch from the east this week
states that delegates representing 315,
--nno men of railroad unions met in New
York and voted unanimously to go into
state and national politics, looking to
their own personal interests regardless
of party lines. They passed resolutions
requesting their officers to appear be
fore the interstate railroad commission
and ask them to allow an increase in
railroad rates, hoping selfishly thereby
to have their own pay increased at the
expense of 80,000,000 American people.
The railroads, after robbing the whole
people for years, now as the robbery is
about to be stopped have bamboozled
their employes Into the belief that they
will bo benefited by the increased rates.
It is strange that so many people do
not know that no corporation or in
dividual pays In proportion to it or his
ability to pay, but must pay what la
demanded or do without —no more, no
less. Mr. Rockefeller with his millions
and the poorest workingman with his
only nickel riding over Mr. Hunting
ton's lines, would both pay the same
The T Tnion Pacific stock not very
many years ago sold around $4 a
share. Today it will bring MC6 a
bhare, and less than twelve months
ago sold for over $20ft, notwithstanding
the company has been tremendously
bonded and overstocked. Other United
States railroad stocks have somewhat
similarly advanced. While the railroad
owners have been making such enor
mous profits out of the people, how
much have the railroad employes
profited by it? An employe's wages
when Union Pacific stock was selling
for $4 a share would purchase nearly
tv ii <• us much of the common neces
saries of life as the wages of a Union
Pacific employe will purchase today
with stock at $166 a share.
If the employes should succeed In
getting increased pay the manufac
turers and merchants on account of In
creased rates would have to charge
more for the goods the employes would
have to buy, and so the employes' con
dition would be but little better off.
It has been said that New York Is a
city full of easy marks. The remark
loses none of its potency from the fact
that an npartment house is to be built
there that will charge $10,000 to Jl'o,ooo
a year for flats —and get it.
Some day another aviator will ac
complish the feat o 1; crossing the Alps
and stopping his machine on the safe
Ide of <he river Styx.
The banking men will find ni xt week
that ],om Angeles not only ha.s a lot of
Imposing banks, but many hotels of
the first ijuiiiit)
9t^^ ' ' • Wfe&iw&T ■
Merely in Jest
A CHANGE OF HEART
"When I was a boy," said Mr. Dustin Stax,
"I wanted to run away and bo a pirate."
"And what deterred you?"
"I got all the pirate biographies I coul.l find
and figured up the net earnings of each buc
caneer. The profits were too slow to Bult me."
ANOTHER ADAGE SPOILED
"He laughs best who laughs last," remarked
the man with the proverb habit.
"Don't you believe 1t."5 rejoined the con
trary person. "The man who tells the story
laughs best and he invariably, laughs first." —
Chicago Dally News.
THE MILKMAID EXPLAINS
"What are you doing, my pretty maid?"
"I'm watering the milk, kind sir," she said.
"But l.^n't that wrong, my pretty maid?"
"I'm drowning microbes, air," she said.—
Chicago Dully News.
Pillows—l never realized till three years ago
who Dobson was always preaching patience.
Boulster—What made you realise It then?
Pillows—l lent him JlO.— Chicago Dally News.
WHEN IN DOUBT
The standing advice for voters in all states
this fall is the old role: When In doubt vote
the Democratic, ticket.-St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
WHAT'S THE MORAL?
New York street car conductor breaks his
arm ringing up fares. Talk about Btrenuosity
In doing one's duty!— Cleveland Leader.
Far and Wide
Joseph C. Slbley says he wants the audit of
his primary election expenses to go on Just as
if nothing had happened. Perhaps he, too,
wishes to discover where that J42.500 really
General Grants proposition that in case of
war automobile owners be compelled to give
up their cars to the government at cost isn't
alarming. Most of them wou^l be willing.—
Are the Insurgents who hope to acquire
Roosevelt and the big *lck the same ones who
object to the horrible despotism of Cnnnon and
the small gavel ?-San Francisco Chronicle.
Mr Aldrlch's defense of certain schedules
In tho new tariff bill at least proves to the
public that the tariff has one friend. —
Chicago Farmers and Drovers Journal.
The Spaniard who took three futile shots
at the former prime minister probably didn't
realizo how much smaller a man is after
going out of office. —Dallas News.
A homing pigeon has established n roeord
flicht of 1000 miles In five days. The
feat was accomplished without breaking a
propeller blade. —Toledo Blade
The president and the colonel are on the
friendliest of terms, no doubt, but ihey
manage to conceal the fact with admir
able skill. —Newark News.
Twenty-two storks wore recently brought
from Europe to New York. Tot late, how
aver, to help out the 1910 census.—Toledo
In his name Bear-TTull, the Cheyenne In
dian chief, who recently died, suems to have
cornered 'he market. —Memphis Commercial
Appi aL ♦
Speaker Cannon might now point with
pride to tha reported collapse of Insurgency
In* Honduras. —New "Orleans Times-Demo
Really, Taft wouldn't do bo badly if
Roosevelt and Aldrlch would Just let him
be president. —Memphis Commercial Appeal.
In the insurgent column, no doubt, Aid
rich puts down Cummins as the rank and
Brlstow as the file. —Minneapolis Journal.
If Cannon is a blessing In dltJKUlsa. Kan
fas regards the disguise as perfect.—Chi
ANYBODY CAN BEAT A REPUB.
Anybody can beat a Republican—
All you havo to do
Ij to nay you're not with Cannon's clan,
And the folks will put you through.
You only have to get put up,
And you're the lucky man,
For It Isn't any feat to beat
A poor Republican.
REFRAIN , ■
Anybody can beat a Republican— •
Th'elr party's slipped a cor.
Ami beating one of them Is Just
Like rolling oft a log.
Anybody can beat a Republican—
They're ftoine It In Maine,
And what they're doing Michigan
Ami thn rest will 40 again.
You only havi to be for T«ft,
And you're an also ran,
For it Isn't any feat to beat
A poor Republican.
Anybody can beat a Republican—
The elephant la ill, ■•,.,.
And there Isn't one of them could beat
A fat man up a hill. I
: —St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
A Disagreeable Task
PUBLIC LETTER BOX
TO COKKFSI"OM)KNTS—Letters Intruded (or publication must be «*companJed by the
n a«nTa«d .ddres. of the writer Th- Herald gives the widest Utttude to correspondent.,
but assume! no responsibility for their views.
OPPOSED TO VACCINATION
Editor Herald: I saw in your Letter
Box a request by some one to be placed
In communication with parties working
against the iniquitous vaccination law,
and I would make a like reauest.
have a boy coming Into school age, but
he shall never be vaccinated if I can
help it. THOS. A. OGDEN.
Kedlands, September 27.
WHY HE LOVES ROOSEVELT
Editor Herald: The old saying,
"Throw stones among dogs and the one
hit will yelp," applies very well to the
All the yelping about •■RooseveHlsm
from the bosses and the newspapers
they control looks very much as if they
were being hit. Tho noise they make
will not disturb people In thp least.
We love Roosevelt for the enemies he
makes. N. S. CHASE.
Pasadena, September 28.
VALUE OF COINS
Editor Herald: A short time ago
there was an item In your paper con
cerning a man who found several old
coins, among them being a large cop
per cent of the date 1848. According
to the paper, there were four coins
with premiums averaging $200 apiece.
Will some one tell me what the pre
mium is on the copper cent of 1848.
Also if there is any premium on a
small silver 3-cent piece of 1852, and
If so where are premiums obtained?
MRS. L. M.
Wilmington, September 27.
MR. STONE SUPPORTED
Editor Herald: It is doubtful wheth
er many writers to the Letter Box
realizo that essential freedom is the
right to differ, and that to preserve
freedom that right must be sacredly re
spected. To point out a specific case:
Val Stone says he does not think the
Roosevelt question gets properly stated,
and for expressing what I believe to
be his honest opinion another corre
spondent remarks: "It certainly does
not from him and a number of others
of his kind, who are not capable of un
derstanding or appreciating a charac
ter like Mr. Roosevelt."
Every letter of Val Stone appears
clear and open, and t!*?y express facts
and avoid generalities. Facts appeal to
people, and the letters containing facts
are the most Interesting. Therefore I
wish to join hands with Val Stone and
sit humbly at the feet of facts of "spe
cific date" and face the music. No
truth will be discovered by clouding the
Issue and Indulging In vague generali
ties. J. A. C.
Los Angeles, Soptember 27.
MINISTER AND CHURCH
Editor Herald: Whether a man is a
Socialist or not, he will have to admire
that Lancaster minister, who handed
his resignation to his church rather
than quit preaching righteousness as
he saw.it. But the incident and more
shows the usalessnes.s—or, rather, the
superfluity —of the minister, or, for that
matter, of the church Itself. The church
is a moral quantity Ilxed with itself,
a quantity that cannot be changed by
its hireling. The church pays the sal
ary—it is the master, and tho master
is greater than the servant.
Therefor* it is the church that
teachea the minister, and not the min
ister the -church. It is the church thut
shows him, and not lie tho church, the
way to go and the place to stay, under
penalty of losing his master and his
lob for disobedience. This is the alpha
and orhega of the wfcple church busi
ness crystallized into the slogan: He
belongs to chuch, therefore he is O. K.
He doesn's belong to church, therefore
he is no good. JOS. MEYER.
Los Angeles, September 27.
ILL MANNERS OK SMOKERS
Editor Herald: One of the worst
feature* of tobacco using Is the un
reasonable selfishness It engenders In
the user. Why should a smoker blow
his smoke into my face, and think he
has a perfect ri^ht to do so? Can ho
not see that his personal liberty leaves
off where mine begins? When I pay
my fare, do I not have as much right
In the street car as he? Then, why
should he presume to monopolize my
lircsithing' upuci\ as well us his own?
I prefer pure air. I know the value
o" breathing oxygen with .my lungs,
i know the harm >>r breathing nico
tine. He can breathe nicotine If he bo
chooses; I have not a word to say
against It, but I protest against his
compelling me to breathe It. I think
he should stop his smoking 1 in the
company of other people, on street
cars, in elevators, wherever they con
gregate, until he has invented some
device whereby he can consume his
own smoke. Then he will cease to be
a nuisance to the non-smoker which
he surely is now. I beseech of him
to put his brains to work in this di
rection. He will Indeed prove to be
a public benefactor. M. E. Q.
Los Angeles, September 27.
THE TENNESSEE SITUATION
Editor Herald: I know nothing of
what Mr. Bryan may have said about
Mr. Roosevelt, but your statement
concerning the Democrats of Tennes
see is eroneous. An aggregation con
sisting of pie hunters and the fanat
ics of state-wide prohibition in oppo
sition to the Democratic doctrine of
home rule'indorsed the candidacy of
the Republican nominee for governor
of Tennessee, but Tennessee's Democ
racy had no hand in this proceeding.
In fact, since this Indorsement Dem
ocrats, temporarily misled into Joining
the ranks of these independents, have
returned to the regular Democratic
fold in such large numbers as to leave
no doubt that Tennessee will be found
as uaual well within the Democratic
In the beginning there were some
Democrats of good repute wl^h the
party at the head of this independent
movement, but when the pot brigade
among them went so far as to indorse
the Republican nominee these leaders,
almost to a man, repudiated the act,
returned to the regular Democracy,
and with its leaders called a Demo
cratic convention for Qctul er 5 for the
purpose of nominating a Democratic
candidate for governor. That the can
didate nominated by this convention
will win the victory is not a matter of
doubt among those familiar with the
politics of" the old Volunteer state.
J. ROWLETT WILLIAMS.
Los Angeles, September 2t.
BITTER AGAINST SMOKERS
Editor Herald: The tobacco smoke
of battle still seems to permeate the at
mosphere to the disgust of thosa who
come here to enjoy the greatest asset
of this city—lts climate. If this city
cun see any Justice in advertising far
and wide its pure air and then poison
ing it, it woulU look like obtaining mon
ey under falso pretenses. Avide from
the smoke nuisance in tho cars, where
the general public is forced against its
will, by virtue of the greed of the
trolley corporation and the want of
backbone —or superabundance of tobac
co Influence —of tho honorable board of
aldermen, to Inhale the noxious fumes
of nicotine in place of the pure air,
the entire business portion of the city
is continually under a fog of tobacco
smoke. This also can be justly charged
up to the city fathers, who have stim
ulated the tobacco habit by legally es
tablishing nearly every hundred feet
along the streets gambling places un
der tho guise of cigar stands. By rea
son of a peculiar atmospheric condition
I have noticed nowhere outside of Los
Angeles, smoke does not rise quickly,
but appears to be held down upon the
level of a man's head by tho pressure
of a heavier stratum of air Just above
that level. The consequence is that the
smoke produced by tobacco smokers
travels along for ten or fifteen feet
before it rises, thus giving everyone
within that distance of a smoker the
fumes the smoker does not want, will
not consume, and would cause him to
stop smoking if he had to consume
Not one of these atmosphere poison
ers would think of Inducing his own
neighbor's 'son to contract his habit,
and yet he sets a public example for
them to follow. If It is right for him
it is right for his children. No boy
would think of smoking if men did not
give him to understand by their exam
ple that It was "manly." It is a fair
queatlon if public smoklne Is not a
public nuisance and within the province
of the board of health. * J. B. B. .
Los Angeles, September 26.
Bacon—What .In the world Is that rooster
crowing bo about? - i,,'"
Egbert-Why, he's Just discovered an egg
that's never been in cold storage!—Yonkers
Statesman. V.v '■
L. A. MINING REVIEW
ISSUES FINE EDITION
No Incident of the American Mining
congress, now In session here, has been
more noteworthy or praiseworthy than
the special convention number of the
Los Angeles Mining Review, a vol
ume of more than 200 pages, which es
tablishea a new itandard In local trade
publications and will probably not bo
equaled by a work of the kind in a
Printed on the heaviest calendared
paper, profusely illustrated with por
traits and views. It is typographically
a work to delight hii expert In that
line. Hut It Is thn substance, as Should
bo the case, between tha caverß that
the number worthy of the great
Industry for which It Is issued. There
are special articles by Govorner Oil
let t, Oifford Plnehot, J. F. Callbreath
of Denver, secretary of the congress;
K. R. Buckley of Missouri, president
of the congress; Qeorfe Wharton
James of Pasadena and a-host of loeul
loaders in Los Angeles business Ufa
and thoso of tho mining Industry in
this and adjoining states.
The state of California, its leading
cities, San Francisco and Los Ange
les, the mining cities and camps of
this and other Pacific slope states, and
the sreat properties of the mining and
oil world this side of the Rockies are
"covered" with great amplitude, and
local institutions like the Sierra Madre
club, tho chamber of mines and oils
and the stock exchange find a place in
tho text. The oil world has a liberal
share of the big volume and most of
the articles on this subject, as well as '
those on mining were prepared by ex
perts These and the sketches of the
leaden In the two Industries lay before
the erader a symposium on metal and
oil activity, past, present and future,
that no one who is at all interested
can afford to bo without, either as a
matter of entertainment or a work of
Editor Sidney Norman's achievement
In ltsuing this special number of tho
Mining Review is one that is worthy of
the strongest praise, and tho great la
bor Involved, the months of patient,
Intelligent work necessary to such an
achievement have richly deserved the
handsome support given the edition by
Incidentally, there is abundant ar
gument in tho matter between tho cov
ers for the contention that Los Angeles
is the logical center of the mineral
■world of the southwest, and If this idea
has been promoted during the present
session of the congress no small part
of the credit belongs to Editor Nor
man's fine special edition of his peri
Duty of the State
(San Francisco Call)
Glfford Pinchot struck at the root of
the oil lands question as far as it af
fects California in his address to the
mining congress at Los Angeles. Tho
point raised by Mr. Pinchot touches tho
most important matter affecting large
industrial interests at the present timo
in California. It deals with a question
that must concern the next state ad
ministration and the legislature to ba
elected this fall. Why? Because tho
national administration does not ap
pear likely to act without official urg
ing on behalf of the state and an offi
cial presentation of the facts. A stato
commission should be appointed to ex
amine these tlties and report to what
pxtrnt they are defective, by reason of
tfie mineral land exception in the grant.
The attorney general, the state miner
alogist and other experts would be
proper members of such a commission.
A report from this body would compel
action by the national administration,
if the railroad grant titles ore held to
be defective, as Mr. Pinchot Intimates,
in these words:
•'The government will not do its duty
if it does not exhaust every possible
means at its command to attach the
title.of the Southern Pacific railroad to
mineral lands in the oil fields and to
ve.«t title again in the people of the
Apparently the national administra
tion is not likely to move in the matter
without considerable urging. If these
titles to railroad grant lands are de
fective by reason of tho iriineral excep
tion that fact must be perfectly well
known to Secretary Balllnger, who la
an expert land lawyer. Mr. Ballinger
preserves a notable silence on the mat
ter, although he Is voluble enough In
prating about his "conscious rectitude."
Attorney General Wlckersham knows
or should know if the exceptions speci
fied in the congressional grant apply to
these lands, but neither ho nor Ballln
ger, a?i far as the public knows, naa
ever said a word or taken the first step
to examine the question. This is why
we believe that nothing will be done by
the administration without an urgent
showing officially made on behalf of
Uv peopla of California. As soon as
that is done, and not before, the con
servation of the oil measures can be
put on a just and reasonable basis that
will permit development in the in
terest of the whole commonwealth.
So negligent have been the depart
ment of Justice and the secretary of
the interior in this relation that it was
left for private enterprise to raise this
question of the validity of these rail
road titles. A suit is now pending In
the Los Angeles federal court in which
the railroad title to these lands is ques
tioned This suit was brought by
"squatters," but the government has
not intervened, although the matter In
dispute Involves many thousands of
acres of most valuable land presum
ably belonging to the national domain.
THE FEMININE WAY
Jack (at the lawn party)— Grace and
Ethel must love eaqh other dearly.
Evelyn—O, no, they don't.
jack But they have kissed and em
braced three times this evening, to my
"Evelyn— O. that's different. Being
rival belles, they aro afraid of each
It's hey for the dell. oh. when harvest la
And Orchards hank mellow and red le each
It's leave the ripe acres, the reapers and
And all the haymakers, and wander with
Oh, flrti like a voPPV *<>" bloom tor th«
With cheeks like brown berries.
And lies like wild oherrlea.
And beauty, I swear It, tar sweeter to see
Than summer In blossom. «eeD summer In
With clover-sweet bosom and heart of •
And what will they think, oh. when sunset
Is pink, oh,
And little stars wink, oh, like buds In the
When Into the gloaming we two go a-roam
Like birds that are homing, whin fire
flies are tew.
Oh, elrl. like a wild rose tull blown tor
With hair like the twilight's.
Audi eves like the high lights,
And body a garden that love wanders
A garden of roses, moon lilies and roses,
Whose beauty uih-lohps to kiss of the dew,
—Martisnn C'awetn la Woman's Home Com