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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD BY THE HERALD COMPANY. ntANst O. rtKtATSOM Pr»«M*iil HOBT. M. TOST General Manaccr .. OLDEST MORNINO PAPER IN LOS ANGELES. Founded Oct. 2, 1871. • Thirty-second Year. ' Chamber of Commerce Building. TKtgPItONBS— ttafinot. Prsss 11. Hem*. th» TTrrnM. Th* enty Domocrotla n«w»p«r«r In SoutOarn CsJlfornlt, rseslt* tfi> th« foil Asmetatsd Pr««« reports. HBWB SERVICE — M«mbcr of th« AsunelatsU Prssa, rseslvlat Its full report, av#nnrln« 26.n0* *nr.l« a dar. BASTERN AOENTR — Smith * Thompson. Pottsr Bvfldlnr. tOw Tork; Trlbans Bulldlnt. Chlc»»<y . CIRCULATION SWORN DAILY AVERAGE FOR HI A FEBRUARY JLO,\)W SUNDAY EDITION .„„ 31,410 IIATES Or SUBSCRIPTION. WITH SUNDAT MAGAZINE): Dolly; by earrlsr, per month I .«S r»»lly. hy mall, thrs* months , l.lt Dully, br mall, sis month* i.M Dallr, br mall, ens year T.>o flunrfiir IT«mli1. by mall, or.t r«ar l->° W««fclr Hsrald. by mall, on* y«ar !■'» Entsrsa at Pestefflea, Los AngsUs, as Bceond-elann Mattsr. TIIK linilAlli IN SAN FRANCISCO— Lea Amalss and Southern California visitors to Can Francisco will find The ntrald en sals dallr at th* n»mm stands In the Palac* and St. Francis hotels, and for sale at Cooper * Co., I4< Market; at News Co.. •■ P. Ferry, and on th« «tr>et« by Wheatley. THE HERALD'S CITY CIRCULATION The Herald's circulation In the city of Los Angelas Is larger than that of the Examiner or the Express and second only to that of the Times. Tomorrow will be the last day of the astronomical winter. The vernal equinox, which marks the begin ning of spring, is due at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning, according to Washington mean time. The National Woman's congress, which held its an nual session last week in Washington, decided that the next congress will meet in Los Angeles next March. By that time the proposed big Temple auditorium may be available. The distinguished honor conferred by the czar on Gen. Linevitch in giving him Kuropatkin's place has not, been equaled since the king of Siam graciously honored a foreign favorite with a present of a sacred •white elephant. The rain of last week and the railway blockade caused almost a complete suspension of orange picking and marketing. The work will be resumed with great energy now, as most of the fruit is reaching a stage that will not bear delay in shipping. The almost continuous rains of last week dampened the local real estate market to some extent, but a good business was recorded nevertheless. Good opportunities for buyers are not allowed to slip through the fingers of eagacious investors because of moisture. Not much has. been done in the digging line by the government on the Panama canal, but the commis sioners and other officials have been drawing their big salaries with clock-like regularity. It is reported also that "payrolls are padded and there are various forms of graft." President Roosevelt is scheduled for a big hunt in the Rocky mountains next month. He deserves the outing. After having been through the political cam paign and half through a row with the senate, it will be a relief for him to enjoy association with mountain lions and grizzly bears. The Texas report of an oil gusher that produces 2000 barrels of oil a day is simply another example of the' instability of the whole output in that state. A big gusher for a day or two, then subsidence and a dry hole not long afterward. That has been substantially the oil history of the Texas field since the first well was struck. The most appalling of all outgivings from university professors now comes from Chicago. The human race will be extinct on the earth a few million years hence. But that is not the worst of it. The professor says "the earth will be dominated by birds." Think of the tur keys, chickens, quail on toast and the like that will 1 ulti mately get square with mankind! In the forty years of its statehood Nevada has made no gain in population. Temperance people may find the explanation in acts of the legislature which has just closed its session. Liquor selling and gambling are the most conspicuous industries of the state now. The story of Nevada's progress Is. told in these census fig ures: Population of the state in 1870, 42,491; in 1900, 42,335. Major William Warner, the new United States sena tor from Missouri, is perhaps the ablest and most dis tinguished, as he is the "meanest" of Missouri Repub licans. That Is to say, he is the most aggressive and the best fighter; hence he has the respect and friend ship of all Missouri Democrats. The Republican legisla ture did the wisest and best thing at last, viewed from that party's standpoint. Major Warner will sit in the senate with Senator Stone, against whom he once ran for governor. ■ , Although the losses reported in two or three Rus sian-Japanese battles are without modern precedent, the magnitude of the war does not compare with that of the American Civil War. The highest estimates of the forces engaged on both sides in Manchuria are far short of a million men. In our Civil War, however, the total of Union soldiers in the service, from first to last, was 2,772,408. The total number of Confederate soldiers engaged never has been accurately determined, but the best estimates make It about 600,000. That would make the total of soldiers In the Civil War 3,372,408. , Hon. Epes Randolph hardly needs a vindication from any accidental or other blundering reflection upon his character, because he is too well known as a man of in | tegrlty and honor to suffer much from such a cause. But an error crept into The Herald columns last Mon day which requires correction. An item giving an in terview with Mr. Bryson concerning the Harcourt Jew elry case incidentally mentioned the name of Mr. Ran dolph, together with those of Mayor Manning of Tuc son and Banker L. M. Jacobs. Such a mention was In excusable in so far as it seemed to cast any reflections upon Mr. Randolph or either of the gentlemen named, they being certainly innocent of all knowledge of tho swindle. Their names crept into the item at all only because Harcourt named these gentlemen as being pos- Bible purchasers of a good diamond. The Herald re gietß the Incident— so much the more because Mr. Ran dolph and the other gentlemen named have always been friends of this paper, LOS / ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 19, 190*. PART Iff. DRAWBACKS TO CIVIC RIGHTEOUSNESS In the two greater cities of th« Atfantlc slope, New York And Philadelphia, agitation Is progressing on a linn that Interests nil American communities. It Is the cor ruption in the two municipal gorernments, which la described in each case as more rank than ever before. In Philadelphia, which has a reputation for strait laced moral goodness, the political conditions are re ported as having reached an unbearable stage. The various religious bodies have Joined In an effort to cave the city, and from them comes the lamentation, "Can silent and simultaneous prayers from 300,000 hearts, backed up by the exhortations of an army of zealous clergymen, avail to smash the political machine?" New York Is bracing to confront the same situation that causes Philadelphia to wall, but the method is radically different. The bigger city Is not much given to reliance on prayer in questions of great public mo ment. Not that the general efficacy of prayer Is Ignored in New York, for there are hundreds of zealous re ligious congregations In that city, but the Idea prevails that "faith if It hath not works is dead." Along with Philadelphia's reputation for moral goodness Is Its repu tation for many years of being the most corrupt mu nicipality In the United States. The present situation ln Now York, according to the general expression of opinion by men who know whereof they affirm, is that the condition of municipal affairs is worse now than It has been at any time since the downfall of the Tweed ring. But instead of relying upon the power of prayer for deliverance from the con ditions complained of, the New Yorkers are undertak ing, with the leadership of an indefatigable district at torney, to reach by legal means the root of corruption and to "turn the rascals out." New York and Philadelphia, however, present a con dition that seems to prevail, in varying degree, in most American cities. The only difference between the greater and the smaller cities, in this respect, Is in the magnitude of the schemes for enriching politicians at the expense of the community In which they operate. The field for municipal rascality is broad in propor tion to the size of the city, but the "graft" bacillus ap pears to be working for all It Is worth in most of them. In New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and every other American city the people thereof are getting jusl the kind of municipal government that they deserve, as The Herald has heretofore declared. It is sheer folly to expect prayer to bring good political results when both religious and non-religions citizens are so indif; ierent as not to strike a blow for civic righteousness at the only point where it can be effective — at the ballot box. JAPANESE IN CALIFORNIA The approaching close of the Russian-Japanese war affords a fresh theme for discussion in the California press. Several prominent newspapers of the state are considering the possibility of a great influx of Japanese to California directly after the termination of the war. There has been some agitation of the question during the last year or two, growing out of the employment of Japanese labor in the fruit Industries, but that resulted chiefly from local causes. A broader line of objection to such immigration is marked out now. The "yellow peril" is brought to the front and the menace of "Chi nese cheap labor" many years ago is recalled, with inti mations that a repetition of such danger is imminent now. The assumption that Japanese will crowd into the United States after the war closes is a mere bugbear. There will be large emigration from the mikado's crowded islands, but it will be westward, not eastward. Korea will be the first objective of that emigration and Manchuria will be, next. Those two countries can ab sorb all the surplus of Japan's population for the next hundred years. The Japanese will prefer to "go west" rather than to the United States for several reasons. First, Korea is regarded by intelligent Japanese as their remote fatherland. There is no historical evidence on which to base that conclusion, but the nearness of Japan to the Asiatic mainland by the Korean peninsula, the break being only about fifty miles, points to the means where by Japan was peopled in prehistoric times. Korea will be under the suzerainty of Japan. It will be developed by Japanese labor and capital, affording a wide field for prosperous conditions. The same is true of Manchuria, which the Japanese will colonize and probably .dominate, notwithstanding its restoration to the Chinese. '■';. Even if a much larger volume of Japanese immigra tion should flow to the United States after the war than has lately been coming, it will involve no menace to American labor. The California labor market will as similate only so much of the foreign kind as is neces sary to supply the demand. Beyond that point there will be no employment for the mikado's subjects, and that situation would quickly stop the flow of Immigra tion. It will be time enough to become uneasy about a Japanese tidal wave when there is a show of cause for uneasiness. SPRING LABOR OUTLOOK The annual period of greatest friction between large employers of labor and their workers is drawing near. In the great manufacturing, mining and railway indus tries of the east, particularly, it is a Usual custom in the spring to adjust wage schedules and the like for another year. These adjustments generally are made to take effect April 1 or May 1. For some weeks prior to the settlement the question is a subject of earnest discussion on both sides. At the present time there is nothing to Indicate serious difficulty in the adjustment of labor questions for the coming year. The two leading factors of trouble between employers and workers are not in evidence this spring. One source of such trouble is "hard times" In general business, causing employers to insist on re duced wages. The other one is increased living ex penses, inducing workers to demand higher wages. The present outlook for the spring favors "good times" and no noticeable change In average living expenses. For these reasons there is but little cause to appre hend either strikes or lockouts to any considerable ex tent In the adjustment of Issues affecting labor for the ensuing year. The railway strike fiasco in New York has had a wholesome effect, no doubt, in teaching the hotspurs of labor organizations that It is good policy to let well enough alone when there Is no reasonable cause for complaint. On the whole the labor situation, as viewed on the edge of spring, shows exceptional stability. Wages are everywhere fairly satisfactory, work hours are con- Distent with a fair equivalent for the money and there Is seemingly no reasonable cause for complaint. It looks as if the spring period of friction in regard to labor would pass by uneventfully, employers and workers alike agreeing on the common-sense basis of "a fair day's, wages for a fair day's work," EARLY LOS ANGELES AND TRIP TO TUCSON Beginnings of the Qrcat Southwest and the Paith Which the Pioneers Had t In the Wonders of Its Industrial Development I Written for the Herald by Colonel Joseph D. Lynch Th§ completion of the Bait Lake road naturally carriei* one back to the build* Ing of the Sunset road, which has given Los Angeles the shortest transcon tlnental railway between tidewater of the Atlantic nnd Pacific oceans. This city and section had begun to recover from the drawback* of the drouth and smallpox epidemic of 1876 "7 In the summer of IRBO. That It did so whs almost altogether owing to the energy with which the Southern Pacific magnates pushed their building opera tions out Into Arizona In pursuance of carrying their enterprise to termini ht New Orleans and Galveston. The disaster of the years named was by no means an unmixed evil. It sent thousands of Angelenos, who saw that the modest boom which Los Angeles had been enjoying was over for the present, Into the ''sun-kissed land," with the result of the development of Tombstone and other rich camps, start ing a lively trade here, which had gone on Increnslng and tit'a very lively rate ever since. By the spring of 1881 the Sunset had reached Deming, where It formed a Junction with the Santa Fe, which was effected In the spring of 1881, after which the Sunset pursued Its way to New Orleans and the Santa Fe built on down to Guaymns on the Gulf of California. Shortly after a great boost was c'ven to the Sunset by Hunt- Ington's purchase of the Galveston. Harrlsburg & San Antonio railway and the Morgan line of steamers, thus as- Hiring the Anßellc city a direct com mercial connection with New York, somewhat after the manner of San Francisco's connection with the na tional emporium via Panama. The Southern Pacific thought proper to note the Junction of the two roads at Deming by sending a number of Its most distinguished . officials to that place. Among these were its general superintendent and vice president, A. N. Towne; J. C Stubbs, Its traffic man ager; Mr. Goodman, Its general pas senger agent, and others whose names I do not recall. Major Ben C. Truman, at that time chief of its literary bureau, was of the party. I'had been fortunate enough to receive an invitation and was glad to go along as the guest of Mr. Towne. This gentleman was one of the most valuable officials any rail way company ever had, and had gone through all grades of the service from brakeman to vice president. His pre mature death was a matter of univer sal regret to all who had anything to do with the Central and Southern Pa cific railways. As a host he supple mented gracious manners and winning ways by a Maryland darky, who, as chef de cuisine, could have given point ers to Prince Cambaceres. Such a chef and too much compulsory riding in a private car probably had something to do with the great railroader's untime ly demise. Beginning of Deming In a round trip between Los Angeles and Deming, N. M., there are many opportunities for exchanging opinions on matters and things, and my op portunities for canvassing the views of this high railway official were of the amplest. He was quite evidently doubtful of the immediately profitable outcome of traffic on the Sunset. As he knew I had many opportunities of gauging the probabilities and possibili ties of Southern California, I found that he had no desire to engross the con versation. I was led to exploit my hopes and beliefs as to the section and they were of the most enthusiastic kind. He often told friends of mine on that trip that my rosy anticipations did him a great deal of good. In looking back to those days It is strange that Stanford, Huntlngton, Crocker and Hopkins could have had the nerve to build the Sunset road. Under the conditions which exist today one can very well see the wisdom of the enterprise. Last year upward of 30,000 carloads of citrus frujts were sent east from Southern California. That is an av erage of nearly 100 carloads a day. Then not a single box of California oranges or lemons had ever gone east, either by land or water. In fact, It was not until 1885 that the late J. de Barth had shipped a few boxes of lilb San Marino oranges to St. Louis and started a trade which has since grown to gigantic proportions. When I sat In A. N. Towne's private car, with the task of holding up the Southern California end of the con versation, away back In 1881, the Klv erslde' navel orange had never been: heard of. Excejlt in the mind's eye, as to what could certainly be evolved In the future, Los Angeles was a most discouraging proposition. A few orange orchards, Buch as the Rose, -Wilson and Wolfskin, gave no hope to the ordinary observer of the tremendous expansion of the next decade in that and other staples, Even when the Santa Fe got here, four or five year* luter, there was comparatively little to show to JUBtlfy the expenditure of so much good money in providing transportation facilities. At .that time Angelenoa brought nearly all they consumed from abroad. The butter, potatoes, hams and what not which our people consumed were brought , from abroad, principally from Kansas City and other eastern cities, which was a mighty good thing for the Bantu Fe in' Its opening tlayn. And yet, for all, there was ahead the manifold and almost Inconceivable production, of the future; sure to be realized: .the- corn,' wine and oil— the oil exi>rfts**d from the olive and welling from the earth, which have formed the staples of commerce In all age* of the world's history. In these things we had it start, nnd it was nothing more. Kven Angelenos were under tin; sway of the aphorism that Home was not built In a day. A Novel Demonstration Arizona and New Mexico at that time gave only a fnlnt indication of what has since taken place. It was only advanced a short pace from the days when Cochlse and Geronlmo had made life Itself a gamble to the hardy frontiersman along the line of the new road, and when the cowboy himself par took of much of the aboriginal silv agery. Our train passed through San Simon, a town about twenty miles from Dem ing, shortly before daylight. Its com ing had been announced, and a fusil lade equal to that which would be heard in n first-class skirmish greeted our arrival. The real sensation occurred when Deming was reached, shortly aftter daylight. Cowboys by the thousand were gathered on the platform, hailing from New Mexico and the adjoining state of Texns. The scene was highly exciting. Everyone seemed to have re volvers In hand, and shots popped merrily. One cowboy would grab the hat of another, hold it at the length of his arm", while some one would rid dle it with bulls. The utmost good hu mor prevailed, but the detonations were deafening. Major Truman seized his plug hat, and was about to step on the platform, thus nccoutered, when I suggested that he was taking des perate chances in courting such a crowd with his tile, and he luckily re placed It with his traveling cap. That he escaped having it riddled by the hi larious crowd I have never doubted. Those gay boys thought nothing even of shooting the heel off a man's boot. It must be admitted, however, that no casualties involving injury to the per son occurred during the day. I have often heard of a negro turning pale, but the only time I was ever a witness of the fact was on this trip. The porter of Mr. Towne's car, ordi narily as black as Jet, during the whole of our stay at Deming wore a sickly green hue. The King of the Cowboys During the stay at Deming, which lasted nearly a day, I had a highly in teresting Interview with the notorious king of the cowboys, Bob Thompson. He was a stalwart whom to have seen once was to remember for aye/ He was a genuine tall son of Anak. Clad In the approved cowboy style, he was calculated to deter anyone seeking for trouble. A prudent man would pass him along and prefer something easier. He happened to be in a good humor on this occasion, and only once showed signs of indignation. This was when he dwelt upon the wrong to which his class had been subjected by the news papers and the public in impugning the peaceful ways of his guild. This Injustice, done to him and his fellows, he ascribed to the sham cowboys. "Why," said he, "the other day, down at San Simon, one of these frauds start ed in to shoot the heels off a tender foot's boot, and plowed a hole In his foot. Now, no real cowboy would ever ha\*e done that. He would hit the heel, not the foot. We suffer a good deal from the pranks of these tyros, and the public mix us up together." He seemed greatly annoyed In recounting this wrong to his class. He started out to maintain the pacific character of the frontiersman, though I could see, nu merous notches on his revolver, and his reputation was of the bloodiest. "Why, here's Deming," said <she. "Look around you. Do you see any graveyard around here? Well, the place has been under way for weeks, and the cowboys have been here in hundreds. You can ' see for yourself how we have ben lied about." I very properly made the most of Bob Thompson in writing up the trip, and, as I thought, very fairly. A couple of weeks after I saw him, Mike Devlne, v Wells-Fargo & Co.'s messenger, wait ed upon me with a message from this man of peace, to the purport that he was "laying" for me, and that If I ever got out there agftln he would "do me up." Fortunately for me, I had no Im mediate business in Deming, and sev eral months after I read with great fortitude that the redoubtable Thomp son had been done up himself by some rival, who was tired of his kingship, and had duly "laid" for him, the way all desperadoes wind up In Arizona and New Mexico and other portions of th» wild and woolly west. The Good Old Times The trip I have attempted to de scribe practically ended the gala bor der rufflan days in Arizona, New Mexi co and Texas. While the roads are be ing built the camps are surounded by cowboys and desperadoes, who often make a hell upon earth 'of the neigh borhood. The roads once built, the scene changes, the gun-fighters get killed off or are dispersed. The build ings of the Sunset and Santa Fe have humanized and civilized Arizona and New Mexico. As we returned, we learned at Tucson that a passenger from Tombstone, sit ting with the driver, had been shot dead. We also learned, from Judge D. M. Adams, at that time a citizen of Los Angeles, who had same bunlneis In Tucson, that, to pecs the time, he had strolled Into Charley Brown's saloon and was looking at a gam* of poker. An Announcement of Great Musical Importance Sohmer- wlpgffl ]|4 r Cecilian. : ■ ?Cws3 Self-Playing. Jpii Piano $\Y^v> $i S^u Is Now In Course of •** *\ f-xhjbrH Construction «W A" We deem It wise to moke public this trade fact, which has created a furore throughout the musical world. i The manufacturers of the Sohmer, one of the few really high-grade artistic pianos which has -always maintained Its exalted position, are among the flmt to recognize the inevitability of combination with me* rhanlcal means for facilitating technique; and the work Is now going forward to combine with the case of the suberb Sohmer Piano a Ce- cilian, the pioneer and still pre-eminent piano player. Thus will be presented an artistic Instrument of irresistible strength, which Is an attraction which must appeal to the publio as no other ex- isting combination can. i The original founders of the Sohmer factory (established ln 1860) are Btlll actively engaged ln upholding the prestige so long enjoyed— which is true of but three or four old-line piano houses. The Sohmer-Ceclllan Piano will While the Sohmer-Ceclllan will have a specially constructed me- most assuredly revolutionize the talllc action, which will make It manufacture of Combination ln- unquestlonably the finest self- struments, the CECILIAN PIANO playing piano on the market. PLAYER will still meet with a The urice of the Instrument com- bro ? d demand, so many people plete will be $S5O-and will be Preferring to retain their favorite rendy for delivery about June 1- make ot Piano-using the Cecilian but the manufacturers asHure us ln conjunction therewith, that the demand will most certain- s o long as art is loved by those ly exceed the supply for months to wno cannot produce It, music will c ' orne< - be loved by those to whom a mu«l- Hy placing an advance order cal education and digital gymnas- now you will be assured of getting tic ability are impossible. You run no risk whatever, as an tor t0 enJoy scu ipture-a novelist, Iron-clad guarantee will be given to enJoy a work ot flct ion. you from the makers, indorsed by -art,,, . knllM ,f, f „ ».,,_,.j i«.« up, that the instrument MUST ™ h J s t I JloJ 1 ou 1 1 n ( L lt Jif,,.?"^? '"! prove satisfactory In every sense. artlstl . c t0 J o^™""!. o^^ w Anyone contemplating the pur- cannot read notes or manipulate chase of a Combination Piano and P lano Ke y s ! Player will make a serious mis- The logic of the condition has tßke If they decide before inves- «t last punctured the bubble of titrating the Sohmer-Ceclllan. artistic superstition. The de- The Cecilian self-playing piano mand for the self-playing piano is head and shoulders above any hna today almost reached unl- other similar combination now ex- versal proportions, tant. The discovery that musical elo- If you are in a hurry, we will quenne can be evoked through ad- Kive you the option of purchasing justable mechanical means has a Cecilian Piano now, and later to elevated the sphere of musical op- exchange It— allowing the full eratlon; and when the Sohmer- amount paid to apply on a Soh- Cecilian Is ready a new epoch will mer-Ceclllan, should you prefer it have been marked in piano hls- to the Cecilian Piano. tory. You are Invited to see us for further details of the Sohmer-Ceclllan, the acme of perfection ln the production of combination pianos and players. Geq. J. Birkel Company Steinway and Cecilian Agents < >. v -:." 345-34? South Spring Street One of the players, with a scowl, said to Adams: "You're hoodooing me; d- — you, get out." The judge promptly knocked the dis gruntled individual under the billiard table, who, arising with a partially drawn revolver, was seized by by standers in time to avoid the effusion of blood. The snme day another Angeleno, who was dining at Bisbee and' was drink ing a bottle of wine, had the delight ful experience of seeing it perforated by a pistol ball, and its contents dis tributed' over his clothes by a sunny tempered fellow, who was probably In dignant because he was not in on the vinous deal. A few such incidents were the last flicker of the good old times. SMILES Traveler (visiting Niagara In 1925)— What has become of your wonderful falls? Niagara Man— They're still here, just the same as ever. If you want to see the water, though, you have to go to the, power houses. But did you ever see anything quite as magnificent as this rocky gorge?— Chicago Tribune. "Miss Mugley says she paid $18 a dozen for those photos of herself." "But they don't look a bit like her." "Of course not. What do you suppose she paid $18 for?"— Philadelphia Press. A bond salesman just back from Maine says he asked an old fisherman In a snowbound hamlet what he did with himself evenings. The reply was: "Oh, sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I Just sit."— Boston Record. • Mother— Nellie, why don't you prac tice your piano lesson, since I said I'd pay 6 cents an hour for it? Nellie— Because papa, gives me 10 cents 1 an hour for whirling around on the stool without making any noise!— Detroit Free Press. The Guard— Pardon me, madam, but you are leaning against that valuable painting. The Lady— Well, it's dry, ain't it?— Chicago News. ' Askum— lß your patient with the grip progressing as rapidly as you ex pected? Dr. Fatfee (Jubilantly)— Yes, thank you. He has ulready developed pneu monia.— Judge. Johnny Porkpack— Pa, what Is Ba conian literature? Papa Porkpack— Why, my son,' It Is quotations printed by the papers on the price of bacon. For instance, to day It is selling for 13 cents. lam glad to see you Interested in these things, my boy. It shows that you are pre paring to take your old father's place in our great business when I am gone. — Dallas News. ' Mr. Newleetied — What did you do with that $30 I gave you yesterday? ' Mrs. Newleetied— Why, I spent part of it for a birthday present for you and the rest I put into this hat. Isn't it a beauty for only $29.95, dear?— Judge. "How," nskod the Sunday school teacher, "was a small man like David able to overcome a giant like Goliath?" " 'Cause David understood jlu jltsu," promptly vociferated up-to-date little Jltnmie Jones. — Louisville Courier Journal. 'Why does your wife v belong to so many clubs and debating societies?" | "Well," answered Mr. Meekton. ."I think Henrietta, feels the need of men tal exercise. She likes to get away from home and be among people where she can't have her own way without an. argument." — Washington Star. 'J. 1 HP Prkes * IIW Always Careful Drugstore The safe pharmacy to fill your prescrip- tions. Purity — Punctuality— Precision— and not an extra cent's charge. We might add Popularity, for we do the largest prescription business In town. Remember the Number 214 S. Spring St. Don't Take Cold Take to wearing » good vnest pro- tector. Just a 111 nt: Frost King, chamois Hoed ,13 Frost (iun>n, rhamuls lined ...*:t KnglUh Felt I'rutertors ftOo Klondike— well made .-. . 7»o Others at In-betneen prices. Sick Room Supplies Half the battle for life ln a sick room depends upon proper appliances and remedies. We carry everything for acci- dents— not by accident. Bandages, cot- ton, plasters, etc, They'r« all here. ■ fiW._ Kltuer Phone V^Rjl ICirlmuue VII. I' i uu can't come, our IHKM IM'XIVKIIY /V\\' will bring It In • \' V ' IIUMHV. Try v*. Off Drug Go. Formerly Bale i& Son 2 1 4 S. Spring St., L. A.