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Population of Los Angeles 327,685
CLEAR, CRISP and CLEAN
H RETRORSUM ft)
Coney island has closed its season,
while out here in balmy California
it is only. the shank of the coast sea
The "hobble skirt is going." says a
fashion column. Yes, we saw one
going down street yesterday, but it
wasn't going very fast; it couldn't.
The sultan of Sulu has now been in
the country several days, but no paper
has reported his sensations on the
cold, gray dawn of the morning alter.
Speaker Cannon has received an
offer to go into vaudeville. It isn't
, lear what his stunt would bo, but he
Burely would not appear as the strong
Thieves in San Bernardino have b^en
stealing mining machinery, and even
some buildings. At last accounts the
soldiers' monument in "Jieidoo" had
; ..I bi en removed.
We fail to remember just how the
novel, "Mr. Barnes of New York,"
turned out, but have a very distinct
, ,1 vivid recolli ction o« what hap
pened in his namesake In Alfctny.
"It is time for Republicans to stand
up aii'l be counted, 1 a..s Uncle Joe.
\o\\ could count all tl.e cannon knil
in LOS Ange.es in an Jfteinom and
hove enough time left over to attend
thi ball game. /
Oeorge J. <!ould, ju^t back from
abroad, .-ays he expects to s> c a 1 em
ocratio house, lli.s clear perception "£
conditions is evidence that the wireless
outfit on his steamer was In excellent
lioss Brayton of Rhode Island, the
man who to ik care of that pockel
borough for Alilrlch .<: r two decades,
is dead. Like his matter, he, too,
saved a large fortune cut of .1 meager
salary in: drew In a state office.
A defender of Senator Lorlra r says
)k. lias a beautiful family life. It is
proper to infer that the senati r\. 1 v
conscience sheds a glow over every
thing in the house, and that he holds
family prayers night and morning.
A woman's club in tli east will in
vestigate the causes ut divorce, Per
haps they can find In hobble skirts,
nail keg hats and six-inch French
heels some reasons why the Bex : nt
retaining the profound admiration and
respect of mere man.
State Senator Holtslaw of Illinois
Bald ho got $2500, but no promise was
exacted that he Should vote for Lor
lmer. It appears that a great injustice
lias been done Lorinn-r. He just gave
his money away and left matters to
tho "honor" of the recipients.
•i . chii ■, Burlington .v Qulncy
railroad annui 1 r p irt shows an In
crease I 01 'rat t.g r> venue of
ir.ore than $:>,\JuO,ul'O. Now let us have
the ti ■ OC.B. ft Q
irgent, Imperative an 1
imiiiiiii li ne< 1 of gat iate-.
President ittle of (hi Boston &
Maine railroad has roiired and the
directors have voted him a gift of
$30,00" and an annual palary for life
of, $10,0' 0. We await vth Interest the
testimony of some B. & M. official
that "wages" have rite.i ho much that
freight rat- h must be. raised to is
tain the road.
•■Tlit-ro are placi thai give i lore
liuppineßa than the presidency,'! »''ii
.Mr. Taft In an ad'lresn to Ohio boys.
He may have been thinking of the
.lay Dune. McKlnlay came down to
Beverly from Maine to i ur* his
grouch In Mr. Taft's luvonte porch
THE charred bodies that lie in the |
ruins of the Times building are
not only a reminder that the
greatest foes of union labor are not
without but within its ranks. They
are also a reminder that lawless vio
lence, and especially its extreme man
ifestation, assassination, nevei 4 ac
complishes the object at which it aims.
As "the blood of the martyrs \a
the mm] of the church," so the mar
tyrs of the Times horror are a seed
from which will spring a popftlar ret
ribution for militant unionism which
It has more reason to fear than the
■peclal object of its aim. Public sen
timent, which In this country Is the
arbiter of human destinies, will for
a long time give a cold and unsym
pathetic ear to all radicalism.
"Assnssinntion has never changed
history," said Disraeli, referring to
the murder of Lincoln. There are
man; instances in which assassination
produced the opposite effects from
those the assassins or their instiga
tors wanted. The loss of the Nether
lands, the hindrance of his projects
for the conquest of France and Eng
land, and the branding of his name
with eternal infamy are Philip ll's
gains from the assassination by one
of Philip's tools of William the Silent
By killing Marat, a monster whose
taking off it seemed would be a pub
lic service, Charlotte Cjrday's dagger.
In the words of La nartine, "opened
the veins of Franco," through the
vengeance the terrorists wreaked on
their enemies. The nihilist bomb
which killed Alexander II in 1881 re
moved the reformer and the emanci
pator of 24,000,uuU serfs and put in
his place a gloomy despot. Assassina
tion has been g-olng on in Russia for a
century, and autocracy still reigns.
The murder of McKlnley, intended j
to be a protest against restrictive
laws, tightened the legal cords around
the element that mistakenly argue for
greater individual freedom, and made
the world say: "If this is what more j
freedom means, let us have less," and |
the bars went up higher against im- j
migrants for whom the assassin ,
thought he was clearing the way to i
a freer land. A while ago an anarchist j
shot a Denver priest at the altar. It !
was a protest against ecclesiasticlsm. |
but the world said that with whatever
faults it might have ecclesiasticism
was infinitely to be preferred to the
hideous license to kill that is the
creed of anarchy.
The lawless being who kills to
achieve his ends wants license for him
self and would deny freedom of action
or speech to another. His viewpoint
and philosophy are so abhorrent to
the normal reason and emotions that
so long as the human mind and heart
are constituted as God makes them
the reaction against violence will
doubly defeat the purposes it seeks
Out of such dreadful calamities as
that of Saturday morning comes good
In this way: They reawaken dormant
public sentiment to its duty to uphold
order, to strengthen the hands of the
law, to turn a deaf ear to specious
vagaries that tend to weaken society's
safeguards against dangerous license.
OUR BANKER GUESTS
LOP ANGELES welcomes to her
best hospitality today one of the
most remarkable bodies of men
In the world who sire joined together
for their mutual interest in the Amer
ican Bankers' association. In some
respects they are the most remarkable
and important in the world. No other
country on earth can assemble a body
of men who are the custodians and
stewards of 2r,,000,000 bank accounts,
n presenting the stupendous total of
more than $14,500,000,000 of deposited
If that fabulous sum Isn't big enough
to hold the reader spellbound for a
while, then let him ponder this bigger
truth: These guests of Los Angeles
represent fiduciary Institutions with
total resources of more than twenty
two billions of dollars! The immensity
and richness of the United States are
epitomized in this organization of
keen, alert, able and kindly captains
of our wealth. '
Sumo figures are dull reading, but
to the thoughtful person nothing can
be more interesting and genuinely in
forming- that a brief summary of
what these guests represent when In
their deliberations they discuss the
problems upon whose wise solution
hangs the whole structure of the coun
try's business, not to speak of the sta
bility of more than 22.u»0 banks.
The capital stock of these Institu
tions represents a total of $1,800,000,000
In round numbers, and they have sur
plus to the amount of $1,326,0(t0,00i) In
addition to $£.08,000,000 of undivided
i roflts. Individual deposits subject to
check stand at the large total of
100 and savings deposits at
$4,826,000,000, The amount due na
tlonal banks Is $1,103,000,000, and due
;,.uiking institutions $1,380,
..1 holdings by these institutions
are $792, .u>>u of United States bonds,
: tate, county and mu
nlclpal |.onils, 11,560,000,000 Of railroad
bonds, and $846,000,t)00 of other bonds,
and $280,0u 1,000 of stocks.
mnts include $660,
--1 of demand loans not secured by
time '"" "r more names not
I ollateral, $1,351 000,000 sln
■ i line loans
secured ■ ■•'. and $1,3%.000,000
11 udlng thosi
'Actual ca.-h held by the banks
amounts to |1,46] 000,000, and checks
and other cash Items to an additional
0,000, In addition to which the
mal banks had $38,1100.0011 cash in
the 5 per pent redemption fund.
The people if Lo« Angi leg would be
dull indeed if they did not feel the
honor of entertaining the American
bankers. This is for the nonce the
financial center of America, it 1j
(rue that back east have been left a
lot Of good men who are ably 1 mining
things for the absentees, but here
: -, blgi directing brains, and what
think «jd do and say while with
u« will be followed with the ki
Interest and appreciation.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 3, 3010.
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GOOD TASTE LACKING
THE Los Angeles member of
the syndicate is now trans
formed into a "booster" sheet,
eternally attempting to get up some
kind of "movement" that It thinks
will please the real estate men. ho
tel keepers and others that will ad
Thus the Pacific Outlook with cor
rect perception characterizes Hearst's
Los Angeles Examiner. As if to put
IU own Stamp of truth on the state
ment, that paper come? promptly for
ward in true Hearstian style with an'
attempt to make capital for itself by
using the greatest calamity that has
ever befallen the city to advertise its
The Examiner does this by begging
to be permitted to offer a reward for
the apprehension of the fiend who
blew up the Times building. The mer
cenary character of the thine is so
palpable that it should be seen by the
dullest mind. About $10,000 is already
offered, with a prospect of a great deal
more from sources that could have
only patriotic motives for the act, but
the Hearst sheet, true to its habits
that it cannot suppress in the face of
widespread mourning, springs forward
with its offer blazoned in its Mgrgest
type, and daily we shall be offended
by its repeated ilamboyancy.
One would think that good taste
would estop anybody from making
this unhappy hour the time for bugle
blasts in behalf of any business, but
yellow Journalism knows nothing of
the code that governs people of ordin
ary decency. Good taste is not In its
lexicon. We venture to say that in
all Los Angeles the Examiner Will bo
the only one —person or institution—to
use the horrible calamity in such a
AMONG the coterie of men who 1
have farmed a fringe around the
throne of Cannon, the czar of
the house, and held a spear and shield
In his r'lalanx of loyal defenders, is
Henry C. Loudenslager of New Jer
sey. Tawney and Boutell and Living
ston and others of the phalanx have
been disposed of by the people, but
New Jersey politicians decided to
stand pat this year and gave Vuden
alager a renomination.
The voters of New Jersey, however,
have not yet been consulted in the
matter, and the road to re-election
may not be as easy as it was to the
convention which again gave him a
chance to run. Mr. Loudenslager is
one of the kind of statesmen whose
methods delight all who admire the
gumshoe type. Camden is the back
bone of his distrl t, lying right across
the river from Philadelphia, They are
connected by ferry.
In Philadelphia is a saloon and in
the saloon is a whisky barrel, which
have become more or less known as
the desk from which 1"- directs his
lieutenants who come over for orders
- -.nd the. "wherewith." Philadelphia
is in Pennsylvania, you know, and
anything done from a whisky barrel
there is not answerable tor in New
jersey, if it happens to be not strictly
according to the foolish moral stat
utes of "Loudy's" home state.
The saloon district of Ph ladelphla,
unfortunately for him, does not have
a vote in November, but the people
of Camden have, and it Is very likily
they have been giving mon attenl on
to his political linessfc than formerly.
It is to be hoped so.
Wall street la quWI because ol
t.esa unceitainty. The "Wall
shark has no use foi any condition
that gives the lamb a : how. His spe
cialty is loaded dice that only throw
A Los Gatos professor claims to have
found a way to double the lamb CF P,
which will be good news to the fake
mining promoters who thrive on that
kind of investors.
Mysterious Political Malady
Merely in Jest
"There is much wrong and bitter
ness In the world. It makes me mel
ancholy. A man hardly knows what
to do." \
• "A girl is never at a loss, however.
When she feels that way she puts
some fresh powder on her nose."Kan
sas City Journal.
This was Henry Clay's reply to a
wordy member of congress who re
marked that he (Clay) spoke onljfc for
the present generation, while he (the
member) spoke for posterity: "Yes,
sir; and It seems as if you are deter
mined to speak until your audience ar
THE READY RESTER.
"These automobiles have given us a
good deal of a setback on the farm this
year," said Mrs. Corntossel.
"In what way?"
"Every time Hiram hears one o'
them honks he thinks it's tho Sinner
horn an quits '—Washington
Star. , ;"■ .
Stubb—What's Jenks making all that
Perm— wife gave him a roll-top
desk for a birthday present and he
says It reminds him of her.
Stubb—ln what way?
enn — lt won't shut up.—Chicago
THE MODERN IDEA
"Would you marry for money?"
asked one girl of another.
"Not 1, I want brains'." was the
"Yes, I should think so," said the
first speaker, "if you don't want to
marry for money!"—ldeas.
"The directors of the road were a
precious lot of grafters."
"You don't say so!"
"Yes, every last man of them had
his appendix removed, and charged
the cost to operating expenses."—
Mrs. Guzzler —Aren't you ashamed to
come home in this condition?
Mr. Guzzler— Mortified to death, my
dear. I find that my capacity Isn't what
it used to be.— Philadelphia Record.
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Far and Wide
There Is a cannon on the front lawn at
oyster Bay but we violate no confidence when
•we say that it ts not Joseph O.— V/ashlngton
If cotton keeps on soaring, the ready-marie
el hint; salesman will soon he busy explain
ing away the little bit of wool that is in the
The population of Rhode Island has In
creased 26 per cent. Why. certainly. Son
ator Udrleb has gone home to live perma
nently.Grand Rapids Press.
One of the August magazines contains a
poem on the death of summer. The maga
zines are always scoring scoops on the
weather bureau— Plttßburg Gazette-Times.
Only time will tell whether the population
of Oklahoma will Increase as fast as it has,
«hen the Indians no longer have any money
or property to transact business wlth.-Cleve
li . Leader
Alaskans have discovered a Elacler that
moves twelve feet a day. A. Mark Twain
Ze remarked, we have no glaciers in New
York, but we have horse cars— York
i A fashion not i says that small hats of seal
skin are t.i be much In vogue this year.
They'll have to be small to have much vogue
If they are*, be made of staUkin, and that's
no fashion note.-Phtladelphla Inquirer.
Fifteen thousand farmers have returned
to this country from Canada. But there
are about that many bank cashier, who
wiU probably stick there until the finish.—
Grand Rapids Press.
lust what discipline Mr. Cannon will be
subjected to. Mr. Roosevelt has not vet de
rl.l«d but It 1. whispered that he 1. to be
made the next vice president-Charleston
News and Courier.
W J Bryan, after twenty years' leader
ship' of the Democratic party In Nebraska,
has l.eon defeated on the county option
plank luor has been the rum of many
i 6004 man -Wall Street Journal.
We are told that soon we may be able
to talk to Europe by telephone. Must !..• ■
„-home on the Dart of some of those Eu
ronean monarchi who want to talk back to
Teddy at a »a« distance.—Salt Lake
in a bookstore window appears this le
rend: "What's Wrong with the World?
G X Chesterton." Hardened cynics will
fear however, that there Is even more than
that tlia matter with It.— New York Even
This disease, so widely prevalent as to be almost epidemic, has
baffled the skill of the most noted "regular" physicians.
—Philadelphia North Amarlcan.
"The City Beautiful"
(Philadelphia North American)
To the Editor of the North American:
Will you not kindly read thla in
closure with your careful consideration
and endeavor to put this scheme Into
practical shape? It is not confidential,
and I biliovo the Idea to be practical.
If worked out to its ultimate possi
bilities, it would prove, in my judg
ment, a godsend to all —the rich and
poor. FREDERICK A. RIEHLE.
Philadelphia, Sept. 12.
The communication referred to in
this lettor is addressed to Doctor Ely
and reads as follows:
Referring to my interview with you
the other day, you lasked mo to reduce
the subject of the same to writing.
My idea is to endeavor to form an
association something in the line of
the Christian Endeavor. The object of
the association i.s twofold. The first,
to improve the condition of the cities
both as to appearance and to healthful
Secondly—To give people otherwise
incapacitated for hard work, viz: old
men and old woman or weakly ones,
and to thousands of children.
The citizens of large cities, in this
country at least, have waited In vain
to see the cities marie beautiful and
kept clean. I do not refer to the
sweeping of the streets, but to the
further neatness that would be se
curod by having the front 3of houses,
viz: the pavements and even the
streets, opposite the homes, kept ab
solutely clean, viz: from any small
articles that children could pick up nnd
remove. The cities of Berlin, Dresden
and others In Europe are kept very
much neater than any cities that I
havi- observed in the United States. In
these cities I have seen old women
cleaning with their fingers the weeds
from the flower beds in the parks and
streets where such flower beds exist.
The pinching of poverty In European
cities compels the old people to pick
up everything—papers, rags, little
twigs, dead leaves, etc.—from every
place within their reach, and this se
cures the tidiness In these cities. Now
that poverty does not compel people
to gather all these accumulations, my
thought is that the hope of reward
would help keep the streets and cities
dean and tidy. My Idea is to form
an association for this purpose and
call it the City Beautiful. A reward in
the shape of trilling pleasures and
recreations, such as the "Lemon Hill
Hearst, the "Sour-Balled"
At first he (Hearst) showed himself
a fairly good loser and went right on ;
fißhting In his papers with consistent I
sincerity, for the oolicies with which
he was identified. Rut presently a!
snarl began to sound in hits public j
utterances, his attacks on men in pub-,
lie life became indiscriminate and pur- j
poieleia, his editorial policy grew
shll'ty and evasive on local issues, and
the new Hearst- Hearst the sour
balled, stood plainly revealed. From
being humanitarian and altruistic in
their point of view, his papers have be
come cynical, reactionary and strictly
on-the-make. The Los Angeles mem
ber of the syndicate is now trans-1
formed into a "booster" sheet, etern
ally attempting to get up some kind
of a "movement" that it thinks will
please the real estate men, hotel keep
ers and others that will advertise. Tha
Hearst papers used to be strong on
the news side, but this otfe gets scooped
day alter day and never turns a. hair
It takes no hand in politics lest it
may run counter to some of Hearst s
schemes and It -.buttles and dodges
on local civic issues, fearing to offend
corporations or people of Influence
in the advertising field.
When Roosevelt gave his New Na
tionalism ■pttCh »t Osawatomie, all
the world turned an ear to listen,
but the unfortunate reader of the
association" gives, would secure the
services of all those big and little who
could not do heavy work. I would
suggest that members would enroll
themselves in thla association, from
the millionaire princes, who would take
delight in furnishing plenty of money
for the procuring of pleasures and
slight rewards, viz: inexpensive ro
wards, down to thr commonest, low
est, weakest and youngest children
that are to be found in any city.
It can be unsectarian, and Protes
tants, Catholics, black and white, good
people and bad people, even thieves
and vagabonds can enroll themselves
as members of this association for the
poor, without pay and welcome. Chil
dren, princes and others can be in
duced to keep the pavements and
streets opposite their homes entirely
free of all objectionable articles, viz:
such as the street cleaners would noi
remove. Children and others would
cheerfully .do this, say for a week or
month, for a ticket to Lemon Hill or
some such inexpensive reward. The
children could also be induced to keep
other people's homes, viz: pavements
and streets, strictly clean for a most
trifling reward from the householder.
To my mind this would solve the
problem if worked out with energy and
intelligence and enthusiasm by the of
ficers of such a company of keeping
our streets, parks and pavements just
as clean aa is .possible. The outside
of a house should be kopt as tidy as
the inside. To carry this idea further
the next step would be to keep the
homes not only clean, but tidy and at
tractive. We have waited in vain, as
noted above, for the city fathers, poli
ticians and great big strong men to
keep our cities clean, and I think it
is now time to turn our attention to
the hundreds and thousands of the
weaker and-little ones to do this work
for us. This effort can be made on a
small scale here right at home, and if
it meets with the favor of the people,
could be increased indefinitely in every
town, city and state in the United
States, and all over the world.
All people naturally want something
to do, and will do It. If they do not
do what is good, they will dn what is
bad. This scheme could be carried out
as sensibly as the Christian Endeavor,
and it would incline the young to ideas
of neatness, cleanliness and godliness.
This is a big proposition, but nothing
is too big for great minds and strong
Hearst organ found only a few inches
; of speech under a f-rnall slurring head-
I line. That Is not newspaperlng. A
I newspaper gives the news, and Uoose
! velt's speech was news whether Mr.
j Hearst likos It or not. At the rate he
i Is traveling now, he and his papers will
i not last long. Nobody loves the eour
balled individual, and people will not
read a newspaper that Is little more
than a fit of sulks. Locally the dry
rotting of the Examiner has been a
serious loss. Time was .when that
paper did good service for the cause
of bettor city government. Now, when
an issue like that of lower lighting
rates comes along, It dares not speak
above a whisper. Recently It had an
editorial in wh^ch our city council was
referred to half a dozen times as
"councils" —showing that the writer
was so grossly ignorant of local affairs
as to suppose that we had a bicameral
body. Its i-ase is hopeless. The spoiled
boy has- lost interest in his toys, and
in course of time they will be taken
BLOW AT DYING, TOO
Perm-There were fewer deaths to the thou-
Kanrt of population In Philadelphia last year
than <ver before in the city's history.
Gotham-Well, Philadelphia always wai a
slow place !-Yonlter» Statesman.
Public Letter Box
TO CORRBSPONDBJNTS—Latter* Intended
for publication must be aconmpenled by *ac
name and addr«« of th« writer. The Herald
«1t«» the widest laMode to correspondents,
but uiumm no responsibility lor their Ylews,
Letters must not exceed 100 wards.
'BEATEN TO A FRAZZLE'
Editor Herald: So boasts Teddy, the
trickster, but who did ho beat to a
frazzle? Surely riot the old guard—
the standpatters for high tariff and
special privileges. They got their
Payne-Aldrich tariff lauded to tho
skies and the Teft administration
eulogized in the platform adopted,
making those two the permanent
planks In the Saratoga platform; thus
pledging La Follette and all the (ao
rnlliil) Republican reformers to the
perpetuation of Republican misrule and \
graft. Surely the insurgents must bo
the party "beaten to a frazzle" by tho
trickery of Roosnvelt—their adopted I
Moses to lead them out of the wilder- j
ness of sin. Whether it causes a split!"
In the Republican rankt- or not, It *
should dispel all hope of reform from||
that source, and lead all true Demo-i
crnts to firmly resolve to support none j
but their own nominees for any legis- J
latlve office, either national, state orj
municipal. W. D. H.
FOR AN INCOME TAX
Editor Herald: Mr. Roosevelt said
that "The tariff Increased duties on
some luxuries and articles not of com
mon use, and made no Increase on any
common food prroduoe."
Every laboring man and woman, as
also every ultimate consumer, knows by
experience that the above statement
must be wholly untrue or garbled, for
did not prlcesi advance on every article
of common use besides food after the
enactment of that tariff?
Now, since the tariff produces enough
revenue to cover the deficit the Income
tax foreshadowed, it Is not even men
tioned, as, forsooth, that would fall on
the rich only. Will the American peo
ple stand this much longer?
Carnegie says: "The imposition of an
income tax will make us a nation of
liars." Tut, tut, mon! That we are
politically already to perfection, and
cannot be made worse. Every mother's
son trtes to dodge taxes, and ihe rich
refuse to tax themselves to relieve tho
poor, wherefore the people can expect
no redress of their wrongs. Therefore
I counsel to smash the tariff and raise
the income tax. C. F.
Los Angeles, Cal.
DEFENDS THE SMOKERS
Editor Herald: Space should be re
served for smokers on rear of street
cars, where possibly smoke would blow
away rather than into the car. Forbid
the ladles this section. I have noticed
many times that the objecting class of
women are prone to grab onto a smok
er's seat and seem perfectly happy
finding fault, nagging and making
themselves a nuisance. There may be
ample room elsewhere, but sho prefers
a smoker's seat, so an opportunity pre
sents for changing what should bo a
lovable character into a chronic bore.
Many men can only smoke going to and
from business, and some at home. IE
deprived of both places, they will soon
take a stroll by gas light, where the
devil's imps may get them Into worse I
Give the dear ladies everything In
reason and stand pat for your ravorite
cigar or pipe, friend. As long as the
ground produces tobacco there will bo
blue rings and curls puffed into the
winds while the smoker is in deep
thought. Where there is smoke there i;
fire, and many good ideas wore born
from behind the pipe.
T. S. HARKNESB.
Los Angeles, Cal.
FOR FREEDOM OF THOUGHT
Editor Herald: Permit me to publl< ly
express my profound appreciation and
gratitude to the minister of the Los
Angeles Fellowship, Rev. Reynold E.
lilight, for the splendid service he lias
rendered his community in various
ways. The ground tone of his work In
for freedom on all plnnes and levels of
life. We have seen him in the arena,
throwing the full force of hln convic
tions in the breach for social freedom,
for religious, moral, mrntal, politic
freedom; while his latest contribution
to progress is a bold stroke for medical
freedom. In the organization known ;ik
the National League for Medical Free
dom a few strong, unfettered minds arc
preparing means and methods for the
emancipation of the common weal from
the strictures of medical authority and
Perhaps in this new movement the
League for Medical Freedom is cradled
the spirit of revolt against the In
fringements on ancient rights. Per
haps before long the world will wit
ness the reunion of Illegitimately sep
arated and hopelessly straying entities
a reunion in which the advanced In
dividual with 'enlightened mind and
purified heart will become the high
priest in the temple service of his own
nature, administering to the needs and
necessities, the health and salvation of
his physical as well as eternal being.
DR. AXIL EMIL GIBSON.
Lqs Angeles, Sept. 28.
SAYS WOMEN ARE SELFISH
Editor Herald: I am a happy wlfo
and mother of six children. Before I
was married I was a private secretary
in an Important mining llrm, so I
know the professional and home life
and whereof I speak. Every woman
to be a competent Judge should know
both sides of life. She grows narrow,
selfish and indolent in many cases
without it, and unfit to be a sympa
thetic wife and mother. Any woman
who is not selfish or weak will not
disapprove of men smoking on the
street cars. Women have their weak
nesses in candy, Rum and equally dis
tasteful but seemingly necessary hab
its. If the smoke makes the weak
woman ill she should consult her doc
tor—not be foolish—as she cannot ex
pect to live in this world without
meeting many equally distasteful
odors which she must learn to accept
calmly. As to the professional women
who "merely object as to a possible
twenty minutes of inconvenience to
their delicate senses, these women must
necessarily learn to be broad and ac
cept faults In others, as others must
accept them in them. Professional
women are forced to learn this, and
consequently are less selfish and vain
on the whole. The remaining class of
women, the mothers and society wo
men who occasionally ride In the cars,
have no right to object, as they should
use the cars as I do, between the hours
of those used by their husbands and
fellow business men, not only to allow
them their cigars, but also to give
them the much needed chance to rest
their tired feet. So the objections of
these women need not be noticed.
In conclusion, my husband is a
moderate smoker, an average business
man, and the. majority of such men
enjoy their morning and evening cigar
during their nhort ride to and from
business. I repeat that the women who
object are selfish, and I have no doubt
are narrow and ignorant, incapable of
a broad outlook upon life. Those wo
men who object to smoking can carry
their selfishness to their homes, aa I've
no doubt they do. But they cannot
interfere with this freedom In publto
AN INTERESTED READER.
Los Angeles, Sept. 27.