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THE Herald HINC MIHI BALUS The Herald Publishing Company WILLI Art A. SPALDING, President and General Manager. EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT: 221 East Fourth street. Telephone 138. BUSINESS OFFICE: Bradbury Building, 222 West Third street. Telephone 247. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION Dally, by carrier, per month t 75 Dally, by mall, one year > 00 Daily, by mall, six months 4 50 Sally, by mall, three months 2 26 Sunday Herald, by mall, one year 2 00 Weekly Herald, by mail, one year 100 POSTAGE RATES ON THE HERALD 18 pages 4 cents 32 pages 2 cents S8 pages 3 cents 2S pages 2 cents M pages 2 cents 16 pages 2 cents 12 pages 1 o«nt EASTERN AGENTS FORT HE HERALD A. Frank Richardson. Tribune building, New York; Chamber of Commerce build ing, Chicago. SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE: (28 Market street, opposite Palace hotel. LOS ANGELES DAILY HEBALD SWORN STATEMENT CIRCULATION. State of California. County of Los Ange les.—ss. L. M. Holt, superintendent of circulation of the Los Angeles Daily Herald, being flrst duly sworn, deposes and says: That for the five months from February 1. 1897, tc June SO, 1897 (Inclusive), the total circu lation of the said Dally Herald was 1,290,635 copies, being an average daily circulation Of 8604. That the week-day circulation during the above time was 1,071,567, being a daily aver age of 8308 copies That the Sunday circulation during tha above time was 219,059, being an average fot each Sunday of 10;43l. jj HOLT, Superintendent of Circulation. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th day of July, 1897. FRANK J. COOPER, Notary Public In and for the County of Los Angeles, State of California. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 3, 180 T. THE STRIKE QUESTION There Is an antagonism between labor and capital as a matter of fact, whether it is right or wrong, and the question has to be dealt with in that aspect. Strikes are the outgrowth of organization, on both sides. Organization of capital Is easy, because the number interested Is comparatively small. Labor organiza tion Is more difficult on. account of the greater number and more diverse inter ests necessary to be brought into har mony. Labor produces the wealth of the world, and not only material interests are promoted by its welfare, but hu manity demands that the vast body of wealth producers should be provided with comfortable homes and elevating surroundings. Hovels, filth and poor food are not the surroundings that en noble men. Strikes are most numerous in coun tries of the highest civilization; they proceed from the aspirations of men to ! improve their condition. Nobody can question the fact that they are lawful! if they proceed no further than to cease 1 work when terms are not satisfactory. 1 The cessation of work by one man, or a few men would have- no influence, and therefore to secure what is just it la necessary that there should be co-opera tion on the part of masses Conditions have so changed that production, in many respects is the result of co-opera tive capital and of labor, individualism on both sides is in the main a thing or the past. While interests on the two sides are ir. conflict, they are after all correlative, and the welfare of the one depends upon the welfare of the other. The difficulty lies ln the fact that the two sides view each other with askant eyes. Capital, conscious of its power. Is liable to be exacting, to demand more than its share; labor has come to a re- alization of this through the immense accretions to capital in enterprises which involve the employment of both money and labor. There has- been a modiflca- tion of the character cf strikes In that there Is less tendency to violence and destruction of property. Experiences have demonstrated that destructiveout _,.bursts are hurtful not only to employers and to the business of the country, but to the strikers themselves. Capital and labor can never be brought into harmony and become mutually help ful unless there Is Intelligence on both aides, which enables each to understand Its true interests, and a disposition to concede to each other what is properly due. To degrade labor by r.on-compen eatory wages, while capital receives more than its share of wealth, will pro duce caste ar.d turn back the wheels of human progress. Mankind is a family, and civilization will advance In the proportion that the whole are made prosperous. When these principle's are respected there will be no striker, no collision between employer and employe. We deprecate strikes and all disturb ance* to business, but until human re latkons are and controlled by just principles, dissatisfaction and dis turbances will ensue, and prosperity ln the highest measure will not be real ised. Capital should not be extortionate, and labor should ruot be unreasonable. DR. ANDREWS TRIUMPHS President Andrews of Brown unlver ' slty has been requested to withdraw his- Resignation. That action was taken in a letter addressed to Dr. Andrews by the corporation of the university, which ex presses the wish that the eminent edu cator may continue at the head of the institution in behalf of which he has ac complished so much. The letter admits the silver issue as the cause of the breach and of the de mand of the trustees for Dr. Andrews' resignation, but asserts that the action of the trustees was merely a request to the president to drop silver and give more time and attention to the affairs of the university. Admitting this construction, which no Intelligent person can for a moment re gard as the correct one, the action of the trustees was no less an insult to Dr. Andrews. It was granted that there was absolutely no fault to be found with Dr. Andrews' management of the college. He had Increased the attendance several fold and been, the cause of a number of liberal bequests to the Institution, and had raised the standard generally. All this is admitted, even by those who sought to oust the learned friend of sil ver. The long and short of the whole matter is that the trustees made a gigantic mis take. They tackled the wrong man, and in doing so they brought a hornet's n,est about their ears that will be a remem bered incident so long as Brown univer sity shall exist. Even in this dollar age, public sentiment has not reached the point where the policy of our leading educational Institutions may be dictated by the desire to win, the favor and the riches of the immensely wealthy, at the expense of principle and honestly ex pressed individual opinion. This mistake the corporation of Brown university is endeavoring to repair. What Dr. Andrews will do remains to be seen. He Is fully capable of deciding the question right, without outside as sistance. But The Herald mistakes the spirit of the man if he reconsiders his resignation on any basis that will re strict him in the expression of his honest opinions or will Involve the renuncia tion of any of his principles. The incident is perhaps one that was needed, even though it has been some what in the nature of a reflection upon our educational institutions. It is to be hoped that there may never be a repeti tion, of it. A REMEDY FOR INJUNCTION ABUSES Labor leaders at their recent confer ence at St. Louis severely arraigned the courts for interfering with the liberties of the people through injunction pro ceedings. Similar charges were made in connection with the Debs case. Injunction is not a novel remedy; or. the contrary, it is as old es the common law equity system, and hr.s been, resorted to wherever that law and system have prevailed. It Is indisputable, however, that there has of late been a tendency to resort to It more frequently than for merly, and also to enlargeltsscope. The fear that abuses may be practiced in its employment arises from the- fact that disobedience to its command is a con tempt of court, which may be punished by fine or imprisonment, or both, In the discretion of the court. Contempts are of two kinds; one com mitted in the presence of the court or so near it as to interfere with its pro ceedings, and of which the judge takes judicial notice and punishes summarily; the other is committed out of the sight and hearing of the court and punishme nt is inflicted only on proof of the fact. This proof, according to the usual prac tice, is taken before the judge, who de cides the case and sentences the offend ers. Contempt of court is constituted a crime, and Is punishable by deprivation, of liberty ar.d property. It Is maintained by many conservative and law-abidins men that when an alleged fact is put in issue the question should be submitted to a jury', as in other criminal cases— that the party charged should have the rlght to be tried by his peers, and not by a judge who Is jealous of his dignity and jurisdiction. If such be not the law now, It E'hould be made the law. Trial of such a question be-fore a jury would relieve a judge from the charge or sus picion of unfairness. It would be a protection to the court as well as to the citizen. Under the prevailing practice there seems to bo an open door for the possi ble commission of abuses, and that It is bes>t on all accounts to close it as far as possible by legislation. It is wise to throw every practicable safeguard around the constitutional lib erties of the people, and to protect them ln> their property- rights. Juries pass upon the guilt of persons charged with larceny, burglary, murder and all other crimes, and why should they not decide the question whether a person charged with contempt is guilty or not? His lib erty and property are put in Jeopardy by the charge. Such a proceeding would in no wise impair respect for courts nor their efficiency, but it might in some cases afford protection for the innocent. HAWAII BOBS UP AGAIN The monthly Hawaiian sensation pe tered out. as usual. It is not at all likely that President McKinley will have the nerve to call congress together In ex traordinary session twice in one year, even to carry out the political designs of his party, and the strong denials that have been made were hardly needed. The news that the Hawaiian congress will meet next week for the purpose of ratifying the annexation treaty recently, LOS ANGELES HERALD. FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 3, 1597 signed ln Washington is not In the least sensational, and the little republic will violate no rule of diplomatic procedure ln taking action ln advance of thiscoun try. The annexationists are undoubtedly on top there, and the course outlined was inevitable. What our congress will do Is an alto gether different matter. The longer an nexation Is delayed the more evident it becomes that the people do not want 11. and the more difficult It will be to carry out the plan that has been taken under the wing of the Republican administra tion at the behest of some mysterious Influence. There was undoubtedly a time when, the majority of the people of the United States desired the annexation of the island republic, but that w-as when they did not understand the situation as well as they do now. The annexation of Ha waii would be another great mistake, and the country has had to struggle with more than its share of mistakes during the past few years. A CASE OF SPOIL The Wimberly controversy in Wash ington and New Orleans, which relates to the question of the incumbency of the office of collector of the port of the latter city, has added one more chapter to the unspeakable naatiness of the "spoils" system as adminfstered by Mr. Hanna. Of course it Is assumed that every in telligent citizen understand* that the entire control of the federal patronage is the special right of Mr. Hanna, by virtue of a contingent agreement ante dating the sitting of the St. Louis con vention. The Indications all point to a condition that reduces the executive function to an act, or acts, of unques tioning acquiescence. The collectorship of New Orleans Is now the case in point. A. T. Wimberly. the aspiring candidate, is declared through an exhaustive protest of several hundred women of the first families of New Orleans to be a person of such a vile character that his appointment would be an insult to the people of that city as well as a disgrace to the public service. But Wimberly was one of Hanna's polit ical agents during the presidential cam paign ar.d has claimed the fulfillment of Hanna's pledge of the collectorship, and Hanna has acquiesced. It was at this stage of the upward, march of Wimbarly that there was plaoed before Secretary Gage the protest signed by more than five hundred women of New Orleans, directed against the candidacy of Wimberly. In this protest the aspiring boss was subjected to such ■an arraignment upon moral grounds as might reasonably suffice to drive even the filthiest Turk to hide his lecherous head for shame. Secretary Gage promptly declared that he would surrender his portfolio before he would appoint such a man to office. The energy of the secretary's denuncia tion ssems to have transiently impressed the president, and Wimberly's appoint ment was deferred. It was then that Wimberly reminded Hanna of the glow ing promise of 1896, and Hanna came to the rescue. He visited the president, and as a result the commission of Wimberly, duly signed by the president, was handed in to the secretary. And now the question is one between the president and the secretary. The latter refuses to approve the appoint ment. Hanna is insistent that his favor ite be recognized and the president makes a demonstration in support of Hanna, notwithstanding that the facts of Wimberly's record were laid before him by Secretary Gage. It Is not recognized at all, except by the secretary, that the public morals, or public ciecency, or the public interest have any rights whatever In this mat ter. It is enough that political services have be-en rendered. The terms of the compact stand implied. They are some what of this cast: The struggle is for the control of the national treasury ln all Its ramifications. If we win, our cap tains will be cared for without regard to character or fitness, in proportion to the value of the services renewed. Public office Is the reward for political services, and this will be dispensed and no ques tions asked, in the hour of success. All this time the president's official signa ture is attached to the commission of a man whom the secretary declines to re ceive into his department on the grounds that the appointee is a man of such notoriously bad character that he Is un fit for tbe responsibilities of official in cumbency. THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PRESS Southern California Is to be congratu lated upon the possession of a great many advantages, natural and acquired, but she has not many things that re dound more to her credit than her state pres-v It Is an indisputable fact that a state or a community may be known by its newspapers. If the newspapers print the news of the community ln which they are published, if the editors have opin ions upon the issues that interest that community, and express them ln clear, vigorous English without fear or fa vor, it may be taken for granted, that the community is worth living In. A poor community will not support a good news paper. The Heraldihas been greatly impressed from time to time ln glancing over its Southern California exchanges, with the general excellence of the state papers that come to its table. It believes that they are not excelled, paper for paper, by the country newspapers of any state in the Union, and It Is sure that there are very many states whose newspapers as a whole fall far below the Southern Cali fornia standard. We And that the average weekly paper in this part of the state pays much atten tion to the local news; that it is familiar with state affairs; that It has opinions and is not afraid to express them; that when national topic* are up for discus sion, the editor has an intelligent opinion to express. There is probably less crib bing of etfltoriat matter on the part of the Southern California papers than may be found elsewhere among the same class of papers. In fact, offenses of this kind, are comparatively rare. There are no communities of the same size in the United States that can show newsier, better ed'ltedi papers than the dallies of Pasadena, Santa Monica, Long Beach, San Pedro, Santa Barbara, San Diego, IRverside, Santa Ana, San Bernardino and Redlands; or better weeklies than are published in the same cities, and in Pomona, Anaheim, Ven tura, Monrovia, Colton, Ontario, Orange, and a dtozen other towns that might be named. These newspapers afford, Indisputable evidence of the average high standard of Southern California communities, and of a country of bountiful res-ources back of those communities. The Herald is proud of Its Southern California exchang es. May they prosper in accordance with their merits, and may they be appreciat ed in the same degree that they have wrought and strugsrlediin behalf of their respective communities. While Brer Henry Watterson insists that, like one David B. Hill, he is still a Democrat, he is not cocksure of his political mawnin's mawnln'. Listen to him: At this moment we are passing over that tract of political territory which intervenes between a definite past and a possible future. We can look back and. see very clearly all that lies behind. But In front of us the way is not so certain. Mists obscure it; and through the mist we hear strange, diesonant voices. All that we surely know Is that it Is beset by many difficulties. While the lamp holds out to burn the Kentucklest sinner may return. Come back into tbe fold and all will be for given. The "50-cent doljar" may not have "gone up" with wheat, but it will buy 100 cent's worth of the grain, just the same.—Los Angeles- Herald. Which is about the slimmest defense of the silver dollar we remember to have seen. Will it buy the wheat be cause it is worth as much?— San Ber nardino Sun. Most assuredly. If it were not worth s much it would not buy the wheat. Comptroller Eckels, who only received JSOOO from the government, will get $15,000 as the manager of a big trust. When a man proves satisfactory ln a government position the trusts stand ready to promote him. Unfortunately, it takes more than one kind of satisfac tion to entirely satisfy. Secretary of State Sherman will de liver one speech, and only one, in favor of the candidacy of Mark Hanna for the- United States senate somewhere in Ohio this month. Aren't the conspirators afraid that the secretary will deny his remarks after he has made them? A combination has been formed of all the distilleries in Kentucky. It has not yet been decided whether the price of drinks shall be raised or the size of the drinks lowered. It would be well to consult public opinion in the Blue Grass state before making any change. The Louisville Post wants to know how to protect the city from the va grants, "who are pouring in in a steady stream." Just sprinkle a little prospei ity along the thoroughfares most used by the vagrants. If It is really necessary to hair kill a freshman at Berkeley as a preliminary to his receiving the benefits of a college education, a life insurance adjunct would seem to be an essential safeguard. If President Faure can only keep a few minutes ahead of the exploding bombs, he bids fair to live out his term as the head of the French government. A little delay might prove- fatal. The Republican papers are now declar ing that Napoieon looked like McKinley. This is on a par with their crediting the Dingley bill with having caused the ris; in the price of wheat. A New York paper wants to know how to look into a Boston girl's eyes if she wears glasses. Take the glasses off. The alumni of Brown university are being heard from The people will be heard from a little later. HOW IT HAPPENED I pray you, pardon me, Elsie, And smile that frown away That dims the light of your lovely faco As a thunder cloud of day; I really could not help It — Before I thought 'twas done— And those great gray eyes flashed bright and cold Like an Icicle in the sun. I was thinking of the summers When we were boys and girls, And wandered in the blossoming woods, And the gay winds romped with your curls. And you seemed to me the same little girl I kissed ln the aider path— I kissed the girl's lips, and, alas! I have roused a woman's wrath. There is not so much to pardon— For why were your lips so red? The blond hair fell ln a shower of gold From the proud, provoking head. And the beauty that flashed from that splendid eye And played round the tender mouth, Rushed over my soul like a warm, sweet wind That blows from the fragrant south. And where, after all, Is the harm done? I believe we were made to be gay, And all of youth not given to love Is vainly squandered away. And strewn through life's low labors. Like gold in the desert sands, Are love's swift kisses and sighs and vows And the clasp of clinging hands. And when you are old and lonely, In Memory's magic shrine, You will see, on your thin and wasting hands, Like gems, those kisses of mine. And when you muse at evening At the sound of some vanished name, The ghost of my kisses shall touch your lips And kindle your heart to flame. —JOHN HAT. SHIPS THAT PASSED Down the White river, in Arkansas, where the atmosphere is only a saturat ed solution of malaria, and the unaccli mated stranger pants for one breath of fresh air, Gregory Warner was waiting for an answer from his brother to a telegram for "assistance." He was also expecting that his brother would puli him into a situation in the county re corder's office out on the Pacific coast. The young' man would r.ot have been recognized by his brother as he sat on a log in the edge ot the White river. Naked to the waist, he dangled his feet in the water and souzed his shirt, rubbed it between his hands and spread it on the branches to dry. On the bank lay his coat, slices arid hat; on the log beside him a lunch of cold fish and bis cuit. The little waiter had told him ' supper was ready," but he had pre tended not to hear, and the waiter "caught on" to the unusual kind of tramp and brought out a liberal feed. This was the boy's first meal since the previous morning, when he had sold his revolver for two bits and bought some rye bread and sausage and shared it with a big hungry darkey in a box car. Munching the grub and wondering why he did not feel hungry, he gazed meditatively at a johnboat half full of water lying a few feet away. A log raft came around the bend above him, the two men working terrifically at the huge oars, trying to keep it in the channel. They had evidently lost control of their craft, and one of them yelled to Greg ory: "Hello thar, stranger!" "Good morning." "Onhitch that thar' boat un git aout hyar an' ketch this line an' head this hyar raft aroun'!" He sprang to thejohnboat, spilled out what water he could, seized the awk ward home made oar and paddled out toward the raft. The men heaved a rope at him, which he failed to catch. The- men cursed, and seeing the slight build of the rescuer, bid him close to th? raft, and jumped into the boat, one pull ing the oar, while the other held the rope. They got the raft headed righ: and returned to it, climbing back and leaving Warner in the boat, about ready to collapse from malaria, hunger and nervousness. The raft struck a bar un expectedly, the rear swung around, Ihe corner smashing the boat and Just miss ing Warner, who in a moment was strug gling feebly under the raft. As the raft swung clear around, changing ends, the bar under it held it long enough for the boy to float out from under, and be picked up by the lumbermen. They let the loosened raft follow the now straight channel, while they thumped and pumped thet water out and the miasmic air back into Warner's lungs, then poured whisky down him and covered him with blankets under their hut. In the telegraph office at Newport, now passed a couple of miles, lay a telegram: "To Gregory Warner, Newport, Ark: Send $60 by Wells-Fargo. Job all right. Answer. FRANK WARNER." In the office of the Border Ruffian, tht newly elected county recorder was talk ing to the editor. "I can't wait any longer, Warner. It you don't hear from your man by this evening I'll have to give the place to one of Johnson's friends. Your paper done me lots o' good, an' you're entitled to the place, but Johnson fetched me a heap o' votes too." On the raft Gregory Warner, A. 8.. ex-tutor of Myoming academy, kicked off a mass of blankets and quilts sat up and remarked: "You fellows w-ould do well to kick a little less football and dig a little harder on these verbs. If you don't bail the old thing out she'll locate an imaginary point at the bottom of the bay. Rah! Rah! Rah! '86! Half a length the winner! Whoop-la! Rah! 'S6!" Then a pair of knotted hands pushed him down again, piled the covers on, and poured another dram down his throat. Frank Warner remarked to his wife at supper: "That's the last cent Oreg'll ever get out of me—the ungrateful pup py. Just like him to get mixed up that way and lose his job. We won'e hear from him now till he's broke again." K. Expenses Must Be Kept Up So soon as It appears that the pension list is likely to fall off another scheme for pensions will be on hand. An ex pense which makes large revenues a necessity must not be allowed to lapse. It is due to protection that means be found to keep expenses up to the high est notch. The ex-slaves arc now out for "relief." It was not enough to give them their freedom at the cost of a ter rible war, but now they must have pen sions. What a field it would open for the claim agents. Klondike mines would fade into insignificance beside a pension for ex-slavee.—Milwaukee Journal. Nuisance Not Easily Abated It is imposisble to suppress the tramp with our present legal facilities and al most equally impossible to detect him in the commission of crime, while he has at command a system of terrorizing which makes a man, or even a commu nity, afraid to antagonize him, leet he take stealthy but summary vengeance. In short, the tramp is a law-defying and law-escaping nuisance, who grows bold er and more of a nuisance continually, but whom society has yet found no ad equate means of abating.—Philadelphia Ledger. The People Bled for Their Folly Another beneficent effect of the Ding ley act is to be found in the proposed organization of a window glass trust. Since the exclusion of foreign competi tion such an organization to bleed the consumers has become possible. We trust that it will not fall to make full use of Its power. People who will permit the enactment of legislation to promote their robbery ought to be made to feel keenly the effects of their monstrous folly.— Rochester (N. V.) Herald. Greetings Before the Battle Some people may wonder whence comes talk of a general European war, when potentates are giving one another the glad hand and murmuring pledges of undying friendship across the flowing bowl. But it must be remembered that Just before two pugilists set to work hammering each other they advance smilingly to the center of the ring and ehake hands amid the ringing cheers of the populace.—Duluth News-Tribune. The Stimulus of Restraint Reporter —Well, I've Interviewed her. Editor—Did s>he talk without restraint? Reporter—She wouldn't say a word un til her husband came ln and told her to keep still.—Detroit Journal. HOW jThe... Clothing Full. • • 1 Of truth and wisdom are the remarks of little children, and How Many Good things in wearables are in "a nice big store like ours." Any sort of a man can get his kind of a suit here and now. They advertise us, every one of them, and we will treat you right with R[ght Suits at $10, $12, $15 See our new arrivals in Men's Suits at above prices, and indulge your Men's Under wear Verdict Later SO cents =» 101-103 North Spring St. 201-203-205-207-209 West First St. | Los Alamitos Sugar f Absolutely pine. Quality guaranteed, Will preserve fruit equal to any refinery product <^ Ask Your Grocer For It Consumption Cured... "Treatise on Consumption" sent free to ant address „ DR. W. HARRISON BALLARD, 40» BTIMPSON BLOCK. Corner Bpruu end TalrdjtmU. Lot Anselee. THE PUBLIC PULSE (The Herald under this heading print* communications, but does not assume re sponsibility for the sentiments expressed. Correspondents are requested to cultivate brevity as far as la consistent with the proper expression of their views.) A Voice From Santa Monica To the Editor of the Los Angeles Herald: It seems to me that the present prices of wheat and silver clearly show that European nations have heretofore been doing just as certain speakers and writer have maintained they were— namely, buying our silver (as cheaply as possible, or course) and trading It for wheat In India and Argentine, greatly o the disadvantage of our wheat grow ers. It is, perhaps, not worth while to re fer to this now,, but the gold bug press persists in such enormous perversions of the truth that it Is nearly Impossible to remain silent. The forthgivings ot that crowd are an insult to the intelli gence of the people. It is as much as to say that the people are all fools and will believe any old rotten He. GEO. W. ROWLEY. Santa Monica, Aug. 31. The Government's Old Guns The navy department has on hand a large stock of old guns which it would like to dispose of. These guns are the accumulation from the war period and are of the abandoned type of ordnance known as muzzle loaders. The depart ment, by a law enacted a year or two ago, is prohibited from disposing of the guns except to military associations or soldiers' cemeteries and kindred institu tions, and in such cases the government will not bear the cost of transportation. The guns are so heavy that it is hardly worth while paying the freight on them, and the requests for them have been surrendered as soon as it was learned that the government would not pay the railroad charges. Meantime the Brook lyn, Boston, League Island and other yards are encumbered by these old guns, which are of no use, and which, under the law, cannot be sold even for the oid iron that is in them. The government, in many cases, would be glad to have them taken away, as they are mere en cumbrances. There are several hundred of these guns at the various yards.—New- York World. Take His Word, but Not His Note No man is so wonderful that he Is not an effective gossip; people will not take, his note, but they take his word for a scandalous story.—Atchison, Kas., Globe. The Editor and the Almanac Sunday came one day too early this week. It should have come today. Per haps the almanac was wrong.—Santa Monica Outlook. Pure Love She—Mr. DAuber is wedded to his art. He—Well, there's nothing mercenary about the union.—Life. A SIGNIFICANT OMISSION The poet sings of a garden, Where the dear old flowers grew; Where hollyhocks were always red. And cornflowers always blue. He praises that dear old garden. Where his grandmother planted seeds, But leaves out all the fights they had When she made him pull the weeds. Cbtoago Record. CALIFORNIA OPINION An Expert Opinion There are a few California editors up north who are not under arrest for crim inal libel, but the output is growing smaller as the returns come. We should like to hear what the Sacramento Bee thinks of the criminal libel fad.—Los Angeles Herald. Don't think. Don't know. Don't care. If the Bee should wrong anybody it is always willing to apologize. When it is in the right, however, It looks upon a libel suit with the same complacency as a duck views a rain storm.—Sacramento Bee. Senator Morgan's Visit The Pacific coast has no better friend in congress than Senator John T. Mor gan of Alabama, who will soon visit California. He has been a staunch and true friend of our every interest, and should be made to feel that we appre ciate his stand in our behalf. He is the especial advocate of the building of the Nicaragua canal and has practically kept that enterprise alive in the senate for the last six or seven years. Cali fornia should receive Alabama's senator with distinguished consideration.—Fres no Expositor. A Sensible Change The Los Angeles board of education has sensibly decided to delay the open ing of the Los Angeles city schools until September 27th. It took them a long time to tumble to the climatic differ ences between the east and west, and it is a wise change. Let us hope that it is one that we will »cc worked ln our own schools before long, although it Is not so necessary here as in the interior cities.—Santa Monica Signal. The University Bush The University of California authori ties have discouraged the rush without prohibiting It. But it has been forbidden at Stanford and other universities where the young men are not milksops—where they raise good athletes, as the Berke ley boys will admit—and we think the time has come to exclude it from the University of California.—Oakland En quirer. The Home Trade League The Ladles' Home Trade league Is an excellent organization, and it is to be hoped that its members Will live up to their tenets. It Is the female eide of the house that the merchants of a town have to mainly look for their support and every recruit gained for home In dustry that way means so much for ths battle won. Or Half a Loaf Indications up Klondike-way all point to a trying winter for the Argonauts. Many of them, doubtless, will! experi ence a feeling, before spring again ap pears, that a loaf ot "mother's bread" would be more acceptable than all the mines ln Alaska. —San Francisco Post. Do Bight, and Be Happy Los Angeles, after a good deal of fusa and controversy, has agreed to open Its schools on the same day that Pasadena does—September 27th. That's right, Loa Angeles, just follow Pasadena and you will wear diamonds and be happy.—Pae adena News. Let Well Enough Alone The opening of the Los Angeleeechools has been postponed until September 27th. Still another week later would have been Star.