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j THURSDAY
The Cash Value of
Municipal Beauty
IT may not be high argument, but is it intensely practical to learn
the cash value of beauty. Outdoor art has a value in dollars as
well as in the added -pleasure of the 'appreciative eye. Nothing
so strongly attracts the stranger from beyond the mountains, looking
about him for a city in which to%et up his home.
To destroy unsightly blots on the city's 'face—billboards, huge
<ign>. tumbledown buildings—is a profitable activity. To create
new beauty is even more profitable. When a community sets about
the task of adorning and ornamenting dwellings and streets, it is
engaged in making money just as certainly as it is when at work in
orhce. store or factory.
It is remarkable how civic pride and civic effort grow with the
growth of the beautiful inhabitants of Detroit, Dcs Moines and other
cities which have gone heartily to the work of making themselves
beautiful, are notably proud of their citizenship and eagerly ready
to lend a helping hand to every new proposal of betterment. They
pull together, like a good team in harness. And with each year, their
pride and their achievement increase and bring forth fruit.
This is a matter of immense importance to ourselves. We have
not risen to our opportunities, but that is spilt milk and not worth
crying about. We have the courage and the optimism to do wonders
before the world comes to make holiday here, if we set about the
task. It seems to be a leader that is wanted, more than a willing
army. The army is right at hand. The women's clubs and leagues
are probably the best nucleus around which to crystallize an effective,
earnest and permanent public effort to make this city one of the most
beautiful capitals of the world. The-task is not'easy, nor can it be
performed in a day. Rut a concerted, patient, courageous and en
thusiastic movement maintained by the women's., organizations would
result, in no long time, in splendid success.
Back of every effort to create the City Beautiful, The Call will
gladly put all its energies. It stands ready to do any part of the
work which is a newspaper's province. It will lead or follow with
the same hearty cheerfulness; the same hopeful optimism, the same
faith, the same loyalty and the same love with which, it trusts, it
has ever been ready to cherish and to serve its city.
That will indeed be a glad day when, looking down from some
neighboring height, the delighted spectator can behold not only the
wonderfully beautiful panorama of sea and bay and hill and moun
tain, but also, set like a gem in these lovely environments, a great
:ity as magnificently beautiful as it has proved itself in every stress.
magnificently courageous.
COMMENT AND OPINION
ACTING GOVERNOR WALLACE told a meeting of clergymen
in Los Angeles on Saturday, that he commuted the death sen
tence of wife murderer Figueroa because he does not believe
in capital punishment. He added that his objections were not so
much ethical as practical. ''Capital punishment," he declared, "is for
the poor, not for the rich."
When A, J. Wallace took the oath of office he swore to uphold
agfcnd to enforce the laws of the state. The law of the state of Cali
fs fornia recites that one who commits premeditated, deliberate homi
gfcide, with malice, shall be punished by death. The governor who
swears to enforce the law and who refuses to do so because he is
opposed to it, commits, perjury, and in his conduct there is every
element of treason, except the overt act of levying armed force
1 against the dignity of the. state.
Neither is it true that there is one law for the rich and one for
lie poor. This very wretch, Figueroa, had ample means interested
in defending hi in. There was money for counsel, both during his
trial and after. And it is notorious that his plea for commutation
was pressed by able attorneys. If, in this case, there was one law
for the penniless man and another for the man with money at com
mand, that law was not in evidence in the court, nor in the just ver
dict of the jury, but in the action alone of the governor who overrode
the verdict and the law to commute the sentence. The decencies
should be enough, of themselves, to restrain the governor of the
state from inciting contempt for the law, since it is only through
the respect which good citizens pay to that law that he himself is
permitted to abuse it and to pervert the powers of his office to such
cross outrage as the condonation of cruel and wicked murder of the
innocent, with no other rebuke than indignant words.
He is not a good citizen, no matter what place he holds, who
aids to spread the mischievous, the dangerous and'the false teaching
that the proceedings of our courts are commonly unjust; that those
courts have one law for the rich and one for the poor; and that the
whole structure of our society is rotten and corrupt. No wonder
there are anarchists raving on the street corners when the chief doc
trine of their gospel of discontent and destruction is echoed with
approval by the executive of the commonwealth.
THE bull moose newspapers are beginning to find out that there
is a republican party in this state, after all. The indignation ex
cited by the disfranchisement of men loyal to the republican can
didate and to the republican party in the nation, has impressed itself
at last upon these blundering larcenists, and they are in a bkie funk
of comical panic.
It seems that they actually were so dull of wit and so lacking
in any knowledge of human nature as to believe that they could secure
republican votes for their candidate if they abused the power they
held temporarily to deprive these same republicans of the right to
vote for the republican candidate. A child of a dozen years ought
to have more sense than they.
All over the state the republicans are up in .arms, their fighting
blood sizzling by this gross and cowardly assault upon their rights
and privileges as American citizens. That they—many of them old
men who bear the scars of wounds, got in defense of the nation's
li£e—brave old men who walk among us in the honorable uniform
of the Grand Army of the Republic—-men who voted for Lincoln.in
the dark days -and others, their sons and daughters whom they have
trained in the traditions sacred to them—that these men and these
women should be denied the exercise of 'the great and fundamental
right of free suffrage Sot the party and the candidate of their choice,
is an outrage and an insult which no free man will lightly endure.
They mean to have a reckoning with the men who have done these
things—the republicans of California do.
There is with them no longer any minor question of politics, of
the tariff or of this thing or that. The one. great,, overshadowing
issue, is this shame put upon them and upon the state. The one duty 1
is to avenge this insult to their manhood upon the pitiful and con
temptible political tricksters who gave that insult.
The republicans of California, to the last man and the last woman,
will march to the polls on election day and then they will administer
a rebuke to this meanness of political trickery and to these tricksters
that will effectually put an end forever to any repetition of siich an
outrage upon them.
They can not vote for Taft. That right is stolen, put they can
■V voti. They will vote, too. •And I personally believe .that they will
EDI TOR IA L PAG E£> F THE CA-kL
PHIL FRANCIS
Deserted
vote no third term ticket, and for no man who had a part in plan
ning or a hand in executing this shameful outrage upon free citizens.
THE rather slushy, but wholly willing young man detailed by the
Bulletin to accompany Governor Johnson and celebrate that!
hero's achievements in spasms of gush, has at last written some
thing of real interest. He sadly remarks that after having been five J
weeks in the governor's company, he feels assured that if Johnson
had been the presidential candidate instead of Roosevelt, the contest \
would not now be, as it is, in doubt.
To be sure the Bulletin hastily cut this out of later editions, but j
it escaped the eagle eye long enough to get printed in the first. And
it is interesting as a confession of faith coming "Straight from the
governor's traveling car, and having, of course, the governor's full
assent.
I am going to prophesy, because it is so easy in this case. Within
30 days after the election, Governor Johnson's friends will account
for the overwhelming defeat of the bull moose party by saying that
Roosevelt was the bad mistake. They will blame the collapse on
the disclosures of his double dealing with* Harriman, Gould, Morgan,
Archbold and Vanderbilt, and a few other things which have come
to light concerning the true character of the man.
Within another month or two Johnson will let it be understood
that if he had been nominated, the result would have been victory
instead Of ludicrous defeat. And then he will groom himself for
first place in 1916.
After that it will take the pained and indignant colonel a few
days to find his breath, when a roar wilt go up from Oyster Bay that
will make all the bulls of Bashan hide their diminished heads.
I confidently look forward to a time not far distant when the
colonel and Hiram will be exchanging those refined terms of endear
ment in the use -of which both are such masters. And I mean to
turn back the files and read this fulfilled prediction then with that
glow of righteous pleasure which comes to him who can buttonhole
his neighbor and say, 'T told you so."
THE Southern Pacific has made a substantial reduction in com
mutation rates down the peninsula, and the development associa
tions have accepted the new tariffs as reasonable and satisfactory
to them.
All hands are to be congratulated upon having reached a solution
of this vexing question. San Francisco is vitally interested in the
development of suburban residence districts along the peninsula.
That is her natural home building territory.
With reasonable rates provided by the transportation company,
we may confidently look forward to a rapid growth of suburban
population, and a decrease of congestion in flats and apartments—|
both consummations devoutly to be wished.
1 GOSSIP OF RAILWAY MEN.
GH. ANKER, chief clerk In the pas
senger department of the North -
* western Pacific, was riding from
Long Vale to Eureka on the auto
stage. The chauffeur stopped and
picked up a few school children, giv
ing them a ride on the steps, but, the
load did not arrive at the schoolhouse
until a few minutes after 9 o'clock.
"Sow you'll get it for being late,"
Anker said to the youngsters.
"Not on your tintype!" responded one
of the "hopes" of Humboldt. "Did you
notice that, female we passed two miles
back, riding on a load of hay? W~l},
that's teacher, "and she won't be here
until 11 o'clock, anyway. Let's play
One o' Cat, fellers 1 I choose to be first
at bat!"
* • *
J. G. Lowe, district passenger agent
of the Western Pacific, is back from
the annual convention of the American
Association of Passenger Agents at
Denver. He says that it was a "regu
lar" meeting, well attended, full of
force and the well directed enthusiasm
that accomplishes things. Lowe also
declares that Denver proved itself the
• best of hosts.
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E. L. Lomax. passenger traffic man
ager of the AVestern Pacific, is back
from Denver.
* * *
Edwin Gould, brother of George J.
Gould and a director of several Gould
properties, will arrive here within a I
few days.
* * *
Vice President Brown ol the Denver
and ITlo Grande Uas to the
'Baldwin Locomotive works a contract
fornix Pacific type passenger locomo
tives at a cost of |25,000 each, to be
..delivered early lnJaimw#v 2813. Tiie*
will be used in the passenger service
between Denver and Pueblo, but are
much larger than any before used in
passenger service on the road, and will
haul trains about 50 per cent heavier.
Also they will make faster time. An
order for SO freight locomotives was
placed recently oy the company.
Abe Martin
I've been t" lots o* county fairs but
I've never seen anybuddy as ugly as
Mr*. Tilford Moots. Lota '*' fellers are
takln' th" stump thta fall Uxat ftßght f
4aJs»-a-te»Ber 1«n8»V' ~ - -■ »-■
ANSWERS TO QUERIES
TRACY—Reader. Oroville. Wbat became of
Harry Tracy, the vutlaw?
He committed suicide on the morning
of August 6, 1902, in a wheat field near
Fellows, Wash. He was being hunted
by a posse of citizens of Creston In that
state and was surrounded. In a running
gun fight with his pursuers he .was
wounded In one of his legs by a bullet
which cut the femoral artery- He bled
profusely and crept Into a wheat field
where he tried to ligate the artery, but
was unsuccessful, so becoming desper
ate and carrying out his assertion that
fee would never be taken alive he fired;
j'a shot from his revolver into his head,
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f:oi.l)EN" OAK F. W., City. What is "golden
oak." a* used by furniture dealers?
The best "golden oak" is obtained by
what is known as "quartered" oak, that
is the log being sawed in these
halves sawed in half again, making
quarters. Each of these quarters is
then sawed at right angles with the
two sawed sides, thus giving the flakes
of the wood in their greatest area and
beauty. The wood is then filled and
stained—this treatment, however, does
not affect the. flakes, which show up a
golden yellow, especially after the var
nish coats have been applied.
* * *
FARE TO .SAX JOSH -Two Old Timers, City.
Wiiii! was tke atage fare from Rata TrKitefaqg
to San Jos-p in 18t>4!
Prior to July of that year the fare
was $S, but In that month it was re
duced to ?6.
* # *
AERIAL—A. 8., VHiiFhaTen. Give the name
of a Journal that is devoted to aerial navigation,
aeroplane construction, ft'-.
The "Aero and Hydro and Fly," pub
lished in Chicago.
* * *
A DAY IS '73-r-Mjrs. R. H.. City. On what
day of the week did December 3«>, 1872. tall?
Monday.
PERSONS IN THE NEWS
EMETT. S, H VST ED, assistant manager of the
Hotel del Monte, is .at tbe Palace with his
family. They are on tbeir way on a vaca
tion trip.
-X- * *
L. BOWDITCH, Mrs. BowditeU of Albany- snd
Mrs-Charles B. Sturfrls and Miss Sturgia of
Boston have apartments at the St. Francis.
* * *
LAWTON THOMAS, an expert accountant of
Fresno, and F. E. Bellamy, an. insurance oper
ator of J>enyer, are guests at the Stewart.
* * *
L. W. BEERHOFF, a merchant of Aptos, and
A. L. Becker;, a. merchantof Long Beach, are
recent arrivals at the Argonaut.
\- T -* * *
A, M, ARDERY, vice president and general man
ager of tbe Virginia and Truekee.railroad, is at
. the Palace with Miss Arderr.
* * *
COLONEL J. T. BOTIGINE of Chicago, who was
in tbe milling husiness here in early daya, is a
guest fit tbe St. Francis.
* * *'•'■''
B. F. G&ABTAM, wUo is Interested in a large
tracx of land near Fresno, is spending a few
days at the St. Francis,
"'• *-. ' *. ' *
EARL Z. GIBLON, traveling passenger agent' of
the Harriman lines, is at the Palace, regis
tered from Cincinnati.
* # *
EDWARD MENDELSOHN, assistant agent of the-
Sauta W* at l&* Angeles, la among the recent
arrivals at the Manx.
* * *
GEOBGE I. LTJFKIN, a shoe manufacturer of St.
Loabf.Jo at the St. Frauds with Mrs. Lnfkln.
•X- * *
MBS. J. E. HOOT and M'uh Kate Coffin of Pa
cific Grove, Cal., are guests at tbeColumbla. -
* * ♦
ALEX JEFFERSON, a rancher of Fort Bragg,
Cal., and wife are staying at the Turpin.
* * #
R, L. TAYLOR, manager of a real estate firm of
Sacrament*, is a guest at the Argbnaut.
' * * '*. ..
S. N. GRIFFITH, a capitalist of Fresno, Is at"
tbe St. Francis with Mrs. Griffith. ■
■ ' *' * *
A. A. SAIDY and H. M. Harris, business men of
Denver, are guests at tbe Manx.
» * *
COLONEL LAFFITER, o*. S, A., and Mrs. t*f
flter ate guests at the Sutter.
MR. AND MRS. BLACKEN bare taken quarters
for the winter at the Court.'
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W. S, MASON, a puHisbe* of -Cdrffelia, Cal., is
. registered at the _ArgofeiJ|Bi.s; '.'.'-.
a. '♦' " ■ #' ■ •
SENATOR GEORGE W.CARTWRJGHT of Fresno
is staying at. the Stewart,,- ■",*■ ; - •
*:•'-■: ■*'*& ; *.-'*f-k ■■ •* '.
"FRANKXYN HELM, a projaoter'« Los-Angeles,
Pi« staying at tnVf iilsce. ,---,-.,-.
| The Garden of Dreams
I. By the PHILOSOPH ?-*
■ N the garden of dreams let me rest,
I far, far from the laboring throng,
from the moans of the tired and
distressed, * from the strains of the
conqueror's song. As a native of Bag
dad, or Turk, I'd live in Arabian
nights, away from the regions of work,
from troubles and hollow delights. In
the garden of dreams I would stray,
and • bother my fat head no more,
a-wondering how I shall pay for
groceries bought at the store. Ah,
there in that garden I'd sit, commun
ing in peace with my' soul, and never
again have' a "fit when handed the
bill for the coal. In the garden of
dreams I'd recline and soar on the
wings of romance, forgetting this old
hat of mine, the patches all over my
pants, the clamor of children for shoes,
tho hausfr.au's demands for a gown,
the lodge's exorbitant dues, the poll
tax to. work in the town. Alas'. It Is
as I supposed—there is no escaping my
fate, for tne garden of dreams has
been closed, a padlock Is fixed on the
gate. The young, who are buoyant
and glad, may enter that garden It
seems; but the old. who are weary and
sad, are warned from the garden of
dreams!
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* v ajaaaa thmbvw sAm*w
One On Wilson
Woodrow Wilson is one Southerner
the Yankees made run.—Columbus
State.
Pass It Along
"Twinkle, twinkle: little star," the poet said,
and loi
Way «»■ above the earth so far the stars
a-twiukllng go. .-_. ....
—San Francisco Call.
"Roll on. tbou deep, bine ocean, roll"' another's
voice was heard.
The ocean rolls obedient to his mandatory word.
—Louisville Herald.
"Blow. Wow: thou wiuter wind," the third one
gave command.
And every winter now we hear it blow to beat
the band.
—St.. Louis Times.
"Flow gently, sweet Aftoo," soft sang an
other one;
And e»er »in<-e he sang It, that's what the
Aftou's done.
—Houston Po^t.
"Roll on, silver moon," commands the ancient
son?.
And thr<V the starry vanlt of night she rolls
obediently along.
—Hoqulam News.
"Let the great world spin forever," sang Eng
land's famous poet:
And still we see the great world light out in
haste and go it.
ICE CBSAM—Curious. Who first thought out
Ice creaiu!
Tlie credit is given to a colored man
named Jackson, who lived in New .Or
leans. In the early part of the nine
teenth century he kept a confectionery
store in which he made a specialty of
frozen custards, which were made in
cups and set on ice. He then conceived
the idea of placing the ingredients of j
what constitutes ice cream in a bucket
and freezing the same, covering and
surrounding the bucket with ice. This
became popular and-he-becatne rii h sell
ing his buckets of" frozen cream at $1
a quart. In time his primitive methods
were improved on and the ice cream
freezer was invented.
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• THE AUTHOR—A. B. <"\, City. A
friend of thi£ department in a let
ter from Groveland writes that the
author of the pbem in which are the
lines
There's a land where tljo mountains are name
less
And the rivers run. fiod knows where.
Is Robert W. Service, and is to be
found In a volume entitled "The Spell
of the Yukon, and Other Poems."
* # *
INHERITANCE TAX-I. T.. City. What
amount under the rßberttJtftee ray law In Cali
fornia is exempt to « widow and childreu v
The tax exempts inheritances which
vary from $10,000 to a widow or minor
child, to ?r>oo passing to remote rela
tives or strangers.
INSURANCE—I,. M, M.. City. The
insurance company you name in your
letter of inquiry was one of those that
paid "dollar for dollar.''
* * *
VETERINARY COURSK—Subscriber,
City. For such information as you
desire in relation to a veterinary
course call at. or communicate with,
the San Francisco Veterinary collepo!
WILLIAM MITCHELL BUNKER returned* yes
terday from Washington, I). <'.. and took
apartments at the Palace with Mrs. Bunker foe
tbe winter. *
* * *
R. E. MCCARTHY, general superintendent of the
Pennsylvania lines, is at the Palace, registered
from Columbus.
DR. ROBERT CLAUSEN\ Mrs.'Clausen and Miss
"Dora Herzfelder of Vicuna are guests at the
St. Francis.
* * *
•W. H. BULLEN, gcwral agent of the Grand
Trunk lines «t I.os Angeles, is registered at
the Palace.
* * *
B; ANDERSON, treasurer Indian Motoreyele com
pany ot Springfield, Mass., is staying at the
St. James,
* * *
G. W. METCALFE, who is Interested In a smel
fer at Keuneft, Cal., is staying at the St
Francis.
* # •*
MISS ANNE H. MARTIN, president of the Suf
frage/ league of Nevada, is ..a guest at the
. Palace.
._ * * *
BERT ANDERSON, light and*i>ower man of Mcd
ford. Ore., and wife are' registered at the
■' Sutter.
* * #
MRS. J. L. BLEY of Hcaldsrt.urg. Cal. is a
guest at, the Columbia.
* - ■ * ■* •
DR. J. L. HEMNEMTJTH of Warerford. Cal is
staying at the Turpiu.
* * *
J. E. ELLIOTT and wife of Bakersfield. Cal are
registered at the Dale.
* * *
W. A. TILLY, a land owner of Marin is at the
Manx with Mrs. Tilly.
DANIEL O'CONNOR, a contractor of Red Bluff
,1s at the A/gooaut. '
DR. JOHN R. HAYNES of Los" Angeles l s stay,
trig at the Palace.
* * *
G. G. CHAPMAN, a merchant of Casadern. U at
the Argonaut.
V, * * *
E. A. BVRKE of Hutchinson, Kan., Is stavin- at
the Stewart. * "
"f * *
W. JOHNSON of Bowdon, Ga., is stopping at
the Sutter.
.. * ' * *
MRS. L. SANBORN of San Jose is stopping at
.the. Court.
* * •»
W. McCUNE of Seattle is registered at the
Baldwin.
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If. N. HOWE of New York is a guest at tbe
BaWwia* -
! Qg TOBE^ |Q|:2 _
Ls!ters From the People!
!WHATSHAIJ,WK KEPI'BI.IC.iXS DO?
Editor Call: Now that the loyal re
publicans have been bunkoed out of
their place on the ballot by the gang
now in power in this state, we are
hesitating as to what we shall do. Many
a republican is asking himself: "Shall
I stay a.way from the polls?" or "Shall
I vote for Wilson?" This latter alter
native gives pause to many a straight
line republican. However much he may
talk about casting a democratic ballot,
he is liable to weaken at the ballot
box. He asks himself, among other
questions, "How about the tariff? What
will the democrats do to the protected
products of California?"
The answer to that is easy. If Cali
fornia goes for Roosevelt the demo
cratic- administration will skin us alive.
There are some states that re'eeive
more protection than California—
Pennsylvania, for example. But there
Is probably no state that receives pro
tection on more articles than Califor-
riia. This state has gone for the re
publican electors for 20 years. The*
democrats look vipon California as
what Bryan calls "the enemy's coun
try." If California goes for Roosevelt
the democratic house will go for our
California products like the locusts of
Egypt.
The democratic leaders will say:
"Well, now let us be reasonable about
this tariff business. We don't want to
hurt American Industries, so let us
make very slight reductions on the
manufactured goods of the New
England and middle states. That's
right. That will keep up the wages
of the American worklngman. And
then there are the western farmers —■
we'll go light on them. But there's
California—a great, big. fat, juicy, rich,
tariff-protected state. Why, California
has had tariff pap drooling out of her
mouth for 20 years. That's what makes
everybody out there so rich. Now, we
don't produce oranges in Ohio, nor
raisins in Rhode Island, nor prunes In
Pennsylvania, nor—but what's* the use?
They produce them all in California.
And everything that California pro
duces is protected. go for Cali
fornia with an ax. They've been keep
ing us democrats out in the cold so
long that we'll give 'em a taste of
their own medicine. Nobody In the
rest of the United States will object
to taking away their tariff graft from
those rich prune and olive and wine
and lemon and orange growers out in
California. It will make California
fruit cheaper for the poor in our big
Atlantic cities. Eh? What?"
And there will be a grand chorus of
approval go up from all over the
United States—except from California.
Waiving the question that the bolt
ing republicans in the southern part
of the state would richly deserve the
reward of their treachery In the shape
of this democratic tariff medicine it
would hurt us in central California too.
We might as well save our former re
publican brethren from the results of
their folly and their treachery. The
only way to save ourselves and them
would seem to be to vote the demo
cratic ticket. We can't do anything
else, anyway. They have bunkoed as
out of our place on the ballot and
stolen our name. Now if we vote
the democratic ticket we shall revenge
ourselves on them for their treachery;
their state machine will go to the
scrapheap, and we shall sweeplngly
defeat in this .state the.lr two faced
lender, the big -bull moose. 'And what
is a material advantage, we remove the
temptation for the democrats to black
jack California for her long loyalty to
republicans policies. For the demo
cratic leaders, mollified, will say: "Well,
we've carried California. Perhaps we'«i
hotter give her a fair show on tariff
revision. By right she ought to get
what's coming to her; but if we treat
her generously now we can carry Cali
fornia for Woodrow Wilson's second
term in 1916.'*
Thus a loyal republican can help
overturn the present .state machine,
help defeat the big bull moose in this
state, and save the protected industries
of California from the democratic
wrath to come by casting a ballot for
the national democratic ticket.
A NATIVE SOX.
October 8, 1912.
WEEKLY PAY DAT
Editor The Call: Several eastern
states have a law requiring all cor
porations and employers to pay
their employes once every
The great state of California should
certainly have a similar law. Thou
sands of laborers have to wait from
15 to 50 days for their money, necessi
tating their getting credit and, in
emergency cases, compelling them to
borrow from loan sharks. The weekly
pay day would enable them to pay cash
and save the 25 per cent or more ad
vanced price charged for groceries and
other things, bought on time. Where
credit was necessary, a weekly account
would be more satisfactory and less
risky than a monthly account. Their
interest would be greatly reduced In
paying for a home on a weekly basis.
It would be easier for them to deposit
in the bank ?2 or VI weekly than $10
or $15 monthly. The advantage of
depositing weekly so small an amount,
when clearly seen by them, would im
plant In them the desire to save, and
they would receive the interest and
benefit from their money and not those
who are now holding back their wages.
Majiy more good reasons could be given
why the next legislature should pass a
weekly pay day law. "The laborer is
worthy of his hire."
A. B. FOUNTAIN.
525 Pyrites street, Los Angeles.
Bits of Humor
How History Is Made
Herodotus reflected:
"I'm called the 'Father of History." I
suppose, because I've got it well
trained. It will do anything I tell it
to do."
With a smile of pardonable self-con
gratulation'or. his face he began rap
idly running his stylus over the parch
ment again.—Chicago Tribune.
Ahickrake Cabinet
"There Is some talk of abolishing the
cabinet."
"What would take Its place?"
"They might let each department be
conducted by some magazine."—Kan
sas City Journal.
Up to the Candidate
"Do >*ou believe everything that
candidate says in his speeches?''
"That's not the* question," replied the
constituent. "Its his place to see if
he can say everything I believe."—.
Washington Star.
Proof Positive
"Am I the first ghi you ever kissed?"
"Supposing 1 said 'yes'?"
"Never.mind supposing. Am !?"
'Supposing I said 'no'?"
"There! I knew 1 wasn't."—Lippin
cott's. t
A Definition
Ta,;' said Willie, "whnt is a genius?"
"A genius, my son." said Mr. Know
itajl. "is a man who can't collect
enough of what the world owes hint
to pay what he owes to the community
i-ia which he lives. —Harper's Weekly.

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