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LOS ANGELES HERALD 1 • RT Tllf} MKRAI.n COMPAWtf m*IVK O. Fl!»l.AT»OJf. .....!•»••«*••< ItOHT. M. Yo»T....lsdl«erUl Manage* a. H. IjAVP.HTV Biniln»»» tlaaaare* OLDEST HOnNWO PAPER IN , LO9 ANOBLfca Fi>n»rt>rt OM. J. 19** TBlrtr-fonrt* T*ar. Onwliff nM;«ii>iii»rM HnlMI»«. ... • TEL.KPHONEB — Sunlit, Pr««s 11. tTfttna. Tna mraia. ■Th« only D«n»oera«lo nswtpaper In Southern California reeeWlnt «• full Associated Pra»» rcpnrt*. ( , NEWS SRKVlCta— Mf mb«f of _ th« A£ undated Pf*M, rwcelYln* »«• * v " r ** port, averaging IB.OOO^Words J»_d»f^. JBABTEftNJ BABTEftN AORNt-^l. P. MoKlnn#7i 105 Fwlter building;,. New York; 111 Boyc« huUdlng. Chicago. Dally, by carrier p«f month, i. . . .$ . Jjj Dally, by mull, three months l.»» Dally, by mall, six month ••»» Dally, by mall, one year.......... j.J" Sunday fternla. by mall, on* year .. 2.80 Weekly Herald, by mall, one year. i.Q" • Entered at Postornce. Lot Angela*, a» Second-claw matter. .. THE) HKBAIiD IN BAN FRANCISCO AND 6AKLAND--IX.(. Anscelet. and Southern California. vUltors to Snn Frsnclsco and Oakland Will find rh« Herald on tale at tha news stands in the San FranCltco f V r3r * W'whJa. tl.s on the itreeti In Oakland by wneatiey and by Amot New Co. . Population of Los Angeles, 251,463 ram ousting of iiearst <R*»elutl6n unanlmonily adopted by the state Democratic conven tion at Sacramento September iz. "Rcioired, T»ia« In <h« «o-e«lle« Independence len«»e ft* r«eosmj»« m political machine, erwited bjr W. R. Heant lot- hl« onsr political preferment and of which ■• la the undlapnted hnnn, nnd an laatenlons endeavor. to foresail «n« ■prevent 4h« nomination for president ■■• <o eompau the detent of America's srreateat cltlien. William J- Bryaa- We therefore denounce such pur po>fi and call upon all true Demo crats to oppose aoch ends/* Every day Bell -wins more Totes. 'i When the boss Is away the candidates get gay. ;■' The way the Republicans are coming over to Belli ' ;!'V:.- t fl Iceland Is planning a railroad. Will the Ice truct take notice? " .Hunting season is open. Beware of the gun that isn't loaded. Hearst and Herrln are the Issue— not milking bottles and the tariff. '. Magoon now has the Job of .holding down the Cuban lid, vice Taf t. Will Glllett dare discuss the real Issue In California— Hearst and Herrln? ' ,> It's triumphant Democracy in South ern California, Tall right." Bell did it. ; This week,' gentlemen* you may walk up and Inspect the nice,' shiny Si P.' collar that Candidate Glllett wears. : *. Come home. Boss Parker; even .your own satellites are getting away from you/; v ' ' ; '-'. ■, --: ' ' ■ ;'• ' The battle is In the southland. Bell has set a pace the others try in vain to equal. | Hearst and Herrln— represented by Langdon and Gtllett, respectively. De feat both. So far as hl« presence In the mayor alty race Is concerned Bmlth. need never leave home. "While Dr. XJndley and Councilman Smith fight It out Lee Gates will walk off with the plum. "When the Southern Pacific machine can't control Its own candidates It is In pretty hard lines. A San Francisco patrolman has been arrested for highway robbery. But Abe Kuef is still att large. -?'.-■. . • - Mayor McAleer will veto the electric sign ordinance. The mayor must have something to keep in the dark. Captain Hollar has Quit trying to In vade Santa Catallna. It was a case of more Hollar 'than hurt, It seems. The campaign post card has been forbidden the malls, but the campaign cigar circulates as freely as> ever. ■ 'Every day Bell grows stronger and Glllett finds it harder and harder to ••explain" the S. P. collar ho wears. : Can it be that in "retiring" from poli tics, Mayor McAleer merely anticipated v, whit would Inevitably 'have happened (anyhow? . J. V. Akey is the non-partisan candi date from the Sixth ward for the coun cil. He'll . make "Doc" Iloughton feel Akey, too. The only ' government fit for schools is the rule of the teacher. Abolish the fads and set down to books and' a birch switch. Abe Ruef prates loudly that he never took a dishonest dollar. How poor he must be! But he Is very : rich. Where did he get It? -It Bell "could spend all his time till selection right here In and about lida Angelet he'd get a huge majority toutli of the Tehachapl. • .The only reason Democracy hasn't made a better showing tn thls'reglon heretofore \m because It didn't have a Bell to sound its tocsin. ; Just as between Lai.gdon and Qlllett, honeet men must tchooae Bell, to be tween Undley and Smith, the only. choice it Le« Gates. '; The local Republican party |i not only split open . but its several fru«r jncnit are engagod In fierce internecine warfare. . All of which mean* a non partisan msyor In December. TRUST'MADE NABOBS All the nophlatry that Republican leaders can Invent ll non-effective against a nlmpls object lesion that has been introduced by some Democratic speakers itl thft present cßmr>fll»;n...The object used In that lesson Is the ma chine-made American watch. Such, a watch of the grade that sells* In this country for /bout ten dollars Is sold In Kurop« at a price to low that the unit watch can be imported from Wuropn and sold for le«i than the do mentlc price. And this notwithstanding a tariff duty of forty per cent ad« valorem. i The Imposition thus practiced upon Americans by, thft watch tru«t- Is merely an example of. the similar out rag#tfti« practtco by most of the com blnattons of American manufacturers. Hy reason of Yankee Inventive genius the trusts are enabled to compete suc cessfully with foreign manufacturer* In the markets abroad, even in the face of foreign Import duties. In such com petition,' however, the trusts are obliged toV«U at Very small margins of profit. For the big profits with which they pay large dividends on watered stocks they depend on ■ the extortionate prices charged to American buyers.* The basic Republican principle of high jirotectlve tariff, as thus Illus trated, Is opposed diametrically by the Democratto policy of a tariff for reve nue only. Instead of stifling competi tion in the Interests of the trusts, as tha present tariff does, the Democratic Idea, is to reduce all tariffs to the bare needs ot the government's revenue/ * To carry the watch object lesson fur ther, the Democratic Idea would give to American watch . buyers reduced prices approximately the duty for forty per cent. The, same principle .would apply to greater "or lees extont In re spect to most of the products of Ameri can trusts that are marketed abroad. The Democratic policy gives first con sideration, to the American buyer, while the Republican policy has pri mary regard for the manufacturing trust. There In a general object, lesson di rectly bearing ' on this subject which is now forcefully Impressed on every American housekeeper. It Is the high figures which have - been . gradually marked up on all manufactured ar ticles of domestic use^ Not only house hold supplies, but the Industrial im plements of the mechanic, the farmer and every other worker, have been ad vanced in prices far beyond the ruling figures of a few years ago. Now note the result of this Republi can policy of manufacturing" monopoly known as high protective tariff. A class of American nabobs has arisen, reared In the hothouse of vast -wealth ac quired by squeezing the people In tho monopolistic vise. These nabobs burn money in the faces of the people from whom they have filched it. 'while the latter work still harder for the means wherewith to meet the ever-increasing trust prices. ' . : ■ But the American people, are arous ing at last to the Importance of smash ing trust, mongply and stopping the de velopment of nabobs at the expense of honest toilers. , t ■■ ■■■;-■; ■ • THE UNBRIDLED TONGUE In a recent public address at Long Beach, as reported, a minister Is cred ited with the declaration that "The world is better since San Francisco was destroyed." And further, "Except for the loss of life I have no tears to waste over the destruction of that wicked city, and let the people look to It that they rebuild better and purer, lest a worse fate overtake them." The basis of that statement is the assumption, of course, that the de struction of San Francisco was an act of divine retribution, akin to the scrip tural examples. The earthquake, ac cording, to the self-constituted author ity in question, was employed as the Instrument of ' Almighty wrath to pun ish.the whole population of a city for alleged wickedness.. Such an attribution to the Deity is but little, if any, short of blasphemy. It charges to' divine vengeance the de struction'of scores of churches, chari table and benevolent institutions, and the homes and business plans of thou sands of -people who come up to the standard of conventional righteousness. San Francisco is a wicked city only In the sense that there is a considerable percentage of wicked people in its pop ulation. How that percentage com pares with wickedness In other cltlen Is a question not easily solved. But certainly the wicked element Is greatly In the minority in San Francisco, as it is in every other American city. | Such reprehensible declarations from the pulpit as the one quoted above are calculated to-do serious -injury to the cause of true religion. I This because no intelligent person, however. religious he may be, will accept belief in such ex ercise of divine wrath. Furthermore, no one is likely to give a minister credit* for sincerity when he asserts his own belief therein. . It is the ■ latter«day predilection of many ministers for startling sensations that leads to such vagaries of the tongue as the one In question. The first con alteration with a class of ministers is a desire to say something that will "make a hit," to borrow a dramatic phrase, Something that, will .excite discussion is the primary aim, rather than something which appeals to the intelligence of the auditors. ' Mlnliters ' who have a weakness for pulpit sensations should note the scriptural Judgment , of the seemingly religious man "who brldleth not his tongue." The San Francisco grand jury reports the chain sang as the remedy for the thuggery now so prevalent ' there. ' As bo many of the thugs are policemen In uniform wouldn't it be awful to make the poor coppers go to work? The Q. O. P. Is pleading for funds. Since the corporations are prohibited by law from contributing;, the Republican party has loit" Its only source of In come. . ■ ■' : \ LOS., ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 13, 190fl. NEW FOOD FASHIONS Tn*re, Is trouble In store for mich young housekeepers as the one who o.bjected to the lacteal yield of n, Jersey coy .beonusa of the "yellow scum." "There will be many similar causes of complaint when th« pure food law be fcomes ' effective at the beginning of f»«xt y«ar. The beautiful chromatic effects that now makfl VArloua bottled and rahned good* attractive will be missing when the present year runs Itft rmirne, excepting that deaiera Will be allowed *lx monthi in which to work 6ft old slock by relabeling with truth fttl FhnwlnK of nil contents. No more will brilliant ralnbrjw hue«, Induced by chemical proces*en, beautify the table at meal time. Favorlto brands of factory gooda will look, In their plnln environment, llko a dirty urchin In Com parison with a youth In his now Sun day outfit. And not only tho appenr ance but the tnste of many familiar factory foods ia likely to undergo « noticeable change after the advent of th« n#w year. Where a tneto for parts grc«<ri hn« been rtffiuttrd In pickles and the like, or for red .'pigment In mirh standard delicacies as catsup, th'rrc may ba objection to the' npw style like that of the toper who objects to choice old liquor because it leeks '"fire." Another .effect; of • tho chnhgo from adulterated 'stuff, 'to pure food Is fore cast by manufacturers and dealers in bottled *hd canned goods. THey say the elimination of adulterants will make stnndard parcels cost a great deal more In many ca'scs, and 'will cause a material Increase of rost'ln the average of such supplies. .' Thnt result scorns piaußlble, as - adulterants usually ire employed with the object of cheapness. But Increased ', cost of such goods may easily be .balanced by' decreasing con sumption of them In llko ratio." And It would be beneficial to both pockets and stomachs of consumers If a very large proportion of table dainties were dis continued entirely. LOW WAGES IN CANADA One of the proudest boasts ot our Canadian neighbors is that 'they rarely have strikes, and still more raroly conflicts between strikers and the au thorities, civil or military. An excep tion is noted to that rule, however, in news from a point near the Canadian capital. Lumber mill strikers attacked non-unionists, resulting in a few fatal ities and many wounds. This incident Is noted here merely to draw attention to the great disparity in wages on the two sides of the line ■which separates Canada and the United States. It seems that the lumbermen In the district near Ottawa Instituted the strike because the wages they re ceived were "not sufficient to keep them and their families alive." That the grievance was valid is evident from the fact that the dally wage was $1.25. The Incrcaso demanded by the strikers Is not named In the report. Canada lags far behind the United States in tho progressive march, and In no respect farther than in the rerminGr ation of labor, if we may. take the lumber Interest as a criterion! Such comparatlyely pitiful compensation as 51.25 for a' hard day's work recalls the period in the United States, prior to' the civil war, when ?1 a day was considered a fair equivalent for an average day's work. American workers receive the high est permanent wages that are paid any where In the world, and never were the figures higher in this country than they are at the present. Nor is there 'any doubt that the prevailing wage scale will be .maintained so long as the present conditions of great prosperity continue. But the "rainy day," as all experience teaches, is inevitable. It la in these times of exceptionally high wages that the prudent worker makes provision for contingencies. It is not strange, In view of the com paratively low wages ruling In Canada, that so many Canadians are flocking to tho United States. The wages of lumbermen In the Dominion may bo ex ceptionally low, but evidently the aver ago rate of wages Is far below the rul ing figures on this side of the boundary line. :•-: ■■: The Hearst money pays for the Lang don hurrahs. Tho 8. P. money pays for the Glllett whoops. As> the Democrats have no bar'l to tap it is quite evident that the applause for Bell, which drowns out all the rest. Is wholly the unpent enthusiasm of the real people, sick of ring: rule and rottenness. The Democratic r -mlnpc for congress from the Eighth district favors tho lioa Angeles Owens river project. Smith, candidate for re-election, fought this but gavo away much nioro valuable rights to a power company for nothing. The Eighth district should not have trouble choosing the right r.-.an. Th*re may be a reason why Langdon gallivants about the state expending hot air, while Ban Francisco, of which he is prosecuting attorney, decides to lynch lawbreakers whom he won't try but that reason doesn't convince Cali fornia that a negligent public servant is a fit candidate for governor. San Francisco Is about to submit it self to mob rule, while Its prosecuting attorney, Langdon, runa abou the state shooting oft his mouth. L>angdon would make a faithful sovernor, now, wouldn't he? Abe Uuef. actual m&yor of San Kran cleco, cay» he is devoting his life to publlo affairs, "In which there la not one cent for me." - Quito right, "honest" Abe; nothing lets than dollars goes, eh? . : A vote (or Ulltctt counts one for the 8. I. A vote for Langdon Is thrown away on a faithless of lli-e-lioluitig dem agogue! ;'A vote for Bell counts one tor the cause of the whole people. For thirteen days in October the building ' permit* ran - well over J 1.0w, 000, That's at! the rate of }2,50n,00u a month. Oood start; keep it up. HEARST'S YELLOW PAPERS FORMED INTO A TRUST Mr. Hughes of New York Shows Why All of the Hearst Assault* en Cor. porationa Are the Merett Demagogy Prom the New York Time*. Mil. lUfOttTCft* A WI.VSIS or Till] in; wtsr < oiii-oiiathim* "The Slnr complin? |inhll«hr<i4he 7f*w York American." — Clarence .1. Shearn'* letter demflndlng a share of th(* rlortinn ndvertlslnd. •The fltnr r ompnn.r la m New Jer» mey ror pnrn I lon. Aeeotintw reeelv* •able, nftnei nrennnl* pnrnttte, nonet t-alne of property nml plant, noth- Insti tunned hottrti tn pny tor the fUnnro of rtnrenr* .1. Hhcnrn'n peti tion «« eoiinnel for relief from tax BUKcMmrnt*. «nnt lhe> IntMlinnfe. nervleeahle corporation In one thins? nnd the prerffllorr corporation In nnother." — Killtotial in yesterday mornings American. •Comment »<r Mr, Ilnsthenl "And the almin corporation In nnother. And the corporation (tint ilnmn't pur Ha Imm l« another. And the corporation I hat <rle« «o ernde le rkl prorlxlnna In nnothrr. And the eorpornllon thnt trnn«not« ltd hn»l nr» viltli undue nei-rccr. »<> thnt people mar hnve dlfrlctiHr In col lentln* clnlmn nnnlnnt It, I* nn other. Why do I upenk of limit It I* hemnae the pnrniiiniint iMile of <M«i rnmpjilnn, the l««ue which trnnnceniln nil oilier*. In polltlenl •IdcerltJ-." Mr. llughPß spokrt nn follows: "Lndlen nnd gentlemen: lam glad to romo to WentchestM 1 county. It Is vory gratifying to appear bpfore this audi ence evidencing no much genulno foel ing. so much enrnpfitness. You hßve come here, Irrespective of party, he cau&e you appreciate . tho Importance of the Issuo that is . presented to the voters of this Btftte. It is an issue of pnrtlrular Importance to the plain people ot thin stntp. T nm n plain man, and I propose to tnltt to you In a plain and direct fashion. "We want to nee thn en use of good government ostnbllshod safe and se cure from nil its enemies (applause)-' enemles who will take advantage of the privileges granted them by the government, and who would mlauso the opportunities which were Intended to be used for the benefit of all the people, end enemies, on the other hand, who for privatn advantage would try to convert discontent and make It cap ital for themselves. "We have had a campaign not be ginning within a few weeks, but bo plnnliiß- long 1 ago. In an effort to con fute the minds of tho -people, to deal with Important subjects In a reckless way, to supplant fair criticisms with abuses simply, but to deal generally with classes of men In a way to excite envy and hate, an appeal to passion instead of an appeal to reason. We are against it. (Applause.) Wo are for real reform and progress In the right way. Hearst a Corporation "Wo have had a great deal of talk about corporations In'genoral. We have known well, every man of Intelligence has known the advantages that in here In Incorporate organizations and when my attention was directed to this indiscriminate attack upon corpora tions, this attempt to use the word 'in corporations' as indicative per se of corruption. I thought one might do a little Investigating. (Laughter.) "And I looked up a little matter ■which I explained to an audience in Brooklyn the other night which In volved the case of a young woman who was a resident ot this county, Mrs. "Werner,, who brought sultuagalnst Mr. Hearst when shA claimed to have been run over by the driver of a wttgoti, and Injured through the carelesaeness of his employe, and his answer was that it was a corporation. (Laughter.) " "And on investigation . we found but that the great opponent of corporations was to ail intents and purposes a-cor poration himself. "We found out he was not only one corporation, but, in fact, ho was sev eral corporations. (Laughter.) "And we"' found he was so Jealous of corporate rights that he was not will- Ing to have a jury pass upon the ques tion ot the bona fides of his corporate organization, and when the Jury gave Mrs. Werner $25,000 damages) and passed on the questions submitted to it" by Judge Keoußh — the question whether there was a bona fide corpor ation or a mere device to shield him from liability— he appealed, «s he had a right to appeal, but he appealed be cause, he thought It very Important to establish the principle of corporate pro tection for all time. (Applause.) Sought Corporate Protection "When the appellate division decided against him and affirmed the judgment From the Dime Museum Tha Living Skeleton— l don't Bay that you took it. but the money patted through your hands. • ■ ■ The Armless Wonder— Yet; but I would ba false to my professional Ideaia had 1 permitted any of It to stick to my Qnsera, • IN THE* MOSKUM.' i,V .The Ctrcawlan <3lrl-I wonder frhtthtr the a wart would land m« ny« dollar*! Th« Tattooed Man-No; I ruaea h»'a snorl he took another appani, which ho had A right, to take, and he took It to settle for all time that the question of the bona fide*, the good fnlfh, the n»ri<«- Bliy of mirh nn organisation, should hot be pnsnod upon by n. Jury, but that If the forms of law w«re nil preserved and It tha technicality of the law had all been compiled with, lie was safe, and the court no decided. "t thought I would carry thflt Investi gation n Itttlo further, I noticed that this morning's American, after tho re marks that hud been mnde SAturday nlsht In Tironklyn, this morning's AmrrlcHn, which bears tha iiftm* of my opponent on ltd face, halcl: 'He has no need to defend corfioratlons *s mich, «lnre nobody denim their Utility, their nrrMslty.' daughter.) "Wo urn making nrOßrcM, you* say. Yes. "Nobody denies their utility or their. necessity.' Itfl does not deny It, lln known It too well. Ho,known It. Hn Mfrls timt. utility and that advantage every day. "Hut ntlll T suppose we shnll hnv« In the fu turn, m w« have had In the past, the proncral talk' about corpora tions—a corporation jrovernmrnt; ft corporation attorney'— na though the word Vorporntlon' \vnn Itself a Btlftmn Instead of a corporation being a thing ot service! and utility. (Laughter.) "I >was interested In reading In the protest that wns made on behalf of certain corporation!* to the president of thft brtard of elections of New York this statement, at the end of the pro test: "'Formal demand Is hereby made that th<> board of elections causo to be published In the said New York Amer ican, New York Kvenlng Journal, nnd Dan Morten Journcl the designation of thfc plaro for registry and voting at the cnnulng election, as provided In section 10 of the olrctlon law. Yours truly, Clarr-tire J. Slienrn, counsel for Journal Publishing company and Das Morgen Journal association.' ■ "Clarence J. Shoarn, tho attorney general of my opponent's campaign should I say a corporation attorney? (Groat laughter.) And It 1 appears In tho earlier part of the letter that the New York American is published by the undersigned Star company; that the New York Rvenlnjr Journal Is pub lished by tho undersigned New York Evening Journal Publishing company, and Das Morgen Journal In published by the undersigned Das Morgen Jour nal association. "Now, what is tho Star company? If the Star company does you any harm, do you know who Us president is? Do you know how to find out who its presi dent Is? T)o you know whom to serve with process? Do you know what property it ha«? If its wagon runs over you and you find that the name of the man at the head of the paper is not the name of the owner and proprietor In law, and you must deal with a cor poration, do you know whether the corporation has got anything! Do you know whether It obeys the law? "Wheth er the corporation Is a good corpora tion—ls a. goed citizen? Well, suppose you try to find out. Suppose you try to see if there are any reports on file In regard to It. We might want to know whether It pays taxes. (Laugh ter.) His Holding Company "It seems that a company— the Star company — was assessed for taxation, and It seema that a request was made of the department of taxes and assess ments that it be relieved from taxation, and the statement made In that peti tion, dated 'Feb. 24. 1906, the Star com pany. S. S..Carvalho, treasurer, was tp the following effect — this I believe Is a correct copy: It has been furnished to me as such by one who made It: "'.The Star company Is a corporation organized under the laws of i the state of New Jersey (laughter), and claiming to be «Kgrloved by the assessed valu ation of its personal property for the yt>ar 1906, makes application to have the same revised and corrected.* "And I find the amount of capital for which the company Is organized $100. 000. Place within the stato named as Its principal place of business. 140 Nas- Bau street. The amount receivable on notes and open accounts, nothing. Value of goods, wares and merchandise In the ,Btatet>f New York, exclusive . of goods in unbroken original packages imported 1 by the above corporation from foreign companies, nothing. (Laughter.) Value of machinery and plant, nothing. (Laughter.) Cash In hand, nothing. (Great laughter.) The amount of blllH and accounts payable Incurred, nothing. Amount Invested In business In the state of Ne\y York, nothing. (Laughter.) Amount of in debtedness contracted or Incurred in the purchane of the non-taxable prop VOKES A FREAK PIALOCITJE. Th« Tattooed Man-Bay Shorty, 1 wouldn't want to be you. Dwarfs n«v«r live Ions! < The Dwarf— Don't worry about m». Every one knows that you're a marked man! , • . BATIBITAOTORY ANSWKR. Museum VLltor— Why do you eat that looking glum? . • ......... Hunun Ottrlch— Ohl It'i food (or r» flocuou. • rrtlPd fir tot pufpoafts of UxMlrtn. »«e n<*xt page. Company not assessed by «tnt« controller. "Now, on the next page we flnd at the time of Incorporation the com puny Issued bonds In tho amount nf «1,000,0n0 to purchase the/toek of certain cor' porntlona. Its IndVbtenneM w«s not in curred for thn purpose of evading taxa tion. (Laughter). '■'■*'. ... "A company organised und*r tn« laws of the stato of New Jersey, with * cftpital of IIM.OOO, limilntf bond* to purchase the stock of certain corpora tions, the Star company having no property except apparently this stock. No gooda, no necounts, no property of the ordinary sort uaed In bunlneaa, but stock of other corporations. Why, that In what we r«ll a holding company. That la the device with which all cor porate attorney* nro familiar.' "In other words, companies are or* ganlsert and their atock In tak*m by a. company that Is organized for thft pur pose of holding the stock, nnd nil that last company In for Is to hold the stock and vote on the utoek, and tako divi dends if there nro any on the stock, *nd all that It ownsf In the stock, and If It Idsties bonds Against the stock some body, we don't know who, holds the bonds. (Great laughter and applause). Like Some Trusts "They sometime* organize, trusts that way. (Great laughter.) Now, In this letter of Mr. Shcarn's It uppenrs that tha New York American is published by the undersigned Star company. Well, that Is not this Star company. This la a holding company. Where i« the other Star company that publishes tho American? Where are Its state ments? Does It pny anything? Has It pnHd any taxr.s7 I should bo very glad to bo informed of tho payment by it of taxes. And the Star company which wo have here is n holding company which owns tho stock of Other corpora tions. 1 "We go a little farther. "We find In Mr. Shearn's letter the statement that tho Now York Evening Journal is pub lished by the Now York Evening Jour nal Publishing company. Well, In this case we hnve a different name, and It deems thnt tho New York Evening Journal Publishing company was as teesßed. and It seoma that on February 28, 1906, Clarence J. Shearn, as secre tary, requested thnt the assessment should be. revised and corrected, as the New Yotk Evenlnjr. Journal Publishing company felt aggrieved. ■ . "We find from the statement submit ted that the total assets, Including real ostnte, are stated to be $100,108.06. We find that the value at which such per sonal property Is carried on its books as an asset Is $190,108.96. It ia stated that the indebtedness, accounts paya ble, are $139,107.99, and bills payable, $83,027.22, making up $219,935.21. So apr parcntly thero Is nothing that can be assessed. "Then we find Das Morgen Journal Is published by the Das Morgen Journal association. When we take up the statement of the Das Morgen Journal association In Its request to be relieved from taxation, under date of February 28, 1906, by Clarence J. Shcarn's secre tary, the assets are stated to amount to $10,654.38, and we flnd accounts payable and bills payable amounting to $58, 295.77. "There does not seem to be' anything to , tax. (Laughter.) You cannot sue' my opponent. (Laughter.) If the Journal wagon runs over you, he Is not personally liable. " (Laughter.) It is the property of a corporation, and, ac cording to that statement It would seem to be a very difficult thing to get any thing paid by It, if you got a Judgment. At all events, it apparently does not pay taxes, for my information is that upon this statement the assessment was re moved. (Great laughter.) "Now it Is stated in the editorial to which I referred a moment ago that nobody denies utility and the necessity of corporations. (Laughter.) And it goes on to say: • " 'But the legitimate, serviceable cor poration Is one ' thing; the predatory corporation Is another,' 7 "Yes, and the sham corporation Is an other. (Applause.) ' - "And the corporation that does not pay its taxes is another. (Applause.) < "And the corporation that tries to evade legal provisions ia another." (Ap plause.) ' / Something Wrong Jimmy— l guess Johnny Is a liar, or somethln.' ... , Jamie— Why? . Jimmy— He told me his grandfather lost a leg or a arm in every battle he fit in, an' I asked him how many bat tles he 'U7, In, an', he Baid "Morn forty."— Cleveland Leader. Mrs. Palm— Are you In the same circles with her? Mrs. Pepper — Huh! Not- even in the same square. OB" COURSE. The Giant (In the museum)— Wher« la "tha Human Cannon". Th» Dwarf— Ttx« manager fired html MUBKUM REPARTEE). Th« Bearded Lady-I wonder Why the ■ nakt charmer married that contortion* . Th« Fat Boy— l iuppoe* ah* thought he vu a man ah* oouM . wind around bar Hula flnsar. Pi-Lines and Pick-Dps Ai to Island* "W*b c*Uilna one* a littlo kittle?" Aske«l Wllll* Jones of mamma one fine clay. "1 couldn't tell you, Willie," was h«r answeri "I*erh«j)i! you'll be th« wiser if I lay That 'twas If once M«r« Island wm a filly." , , "Nay, nay, mumma; that rule you would forbid; For th#n what would you tay if l ahoutd ask you: 'D'yo know If Goat Island ever was a kid?" ,-/„ The fondneM of actreWa for don may be explained entirely by the free advertising that comes when hotel pro prietors reruse to accommodate the brutea. The Wilmington, Del., electrician who experimented to find out how many volts the human body, can stand, had one of the largest funerals ever known to his craft. A Cincinnati couple spent their hon. eymoon In the Arctla reglona. Perhaps they wanted to say they had been en tertained In the highest circles. According to Mr. Longworth, the issue Is, "Stick to noosevelt," and we don't know of any of 'em who Is stick ins closer. Hearst says that he believes the dis tribution of wealth. ls as Important as the creation of wealth. His camp foU lowers hope that he lives up to the assertion. _ After the president has settled the question Whother a passed assistant paymaster Is to be called a past assist ant, we wish he would tell us what we are to do with the words caressed and carest. For people whose principal industry is the production of sugar, the Cubans have riot the sweetest disposition in the world. Mr. Lemon— How a lot of women do cackle when, 1 they are together. . Mrs. Lemon — And how a bunch of men do crow when they meet! ■> The statue of Pike,* at the foot of Pike's Peak, will give pikers a peek at Pike In the daytime, and at night the Impression that It is Pike's spook guarding Pike's Peak. Some men are born famous, some men achieve fame and some become handsome coachmen. • . •.•;■' Howard Gould's sister married Count Boni de Castellane, and Mrs. Howard Gould's sister has married a Chinaman and no doubt thinks she has made the better match. The crop of breach of promise suits I j so great that pretty soon a man will not dare to look at a girl unless he has already taken out a marriage license. - A husband's refusal to let her speak English Is made a cause for divorce by a woman In St. Louts county. She demands a woman's right to use as many tongues as. possible. "Willie Hearst seems to be waltzing; Murphy around, around, around. An Atlantic City man won a- bride while on skates. . Many a man has lost a wife under, the. same conditions. *< An American , woman Is reported, robbed in a Paris hotel. "Who j hasn't been? ' . . "Certain of our women' twang ati<3." ■whine and whiffle and ' whinny," . saya W. D. Howells. Also snort, eh?: 1 • '; J j\ Perverted Proverbs The human race It not to the fast man. Borne men are born poets, others read poetry, .but editors have "poems" thrust upon them. ' You can't be an are light on a tallow candle Income. . ':" .• An ounce of action Is worth a ton of, cab. ■'. .- , ■,■, ■ . The early bird catches the . worm. But the owl, which stays tip alt night, is the really wise old bird. ■' '*."*■ Man's most expensive friend is not necessarily his dearest. It's a rare thing to have things well done. . . : Many a set-up leads to an upset. — W. H. C. MR. BELL ON LABOR On Saturday night, September 20, Hon. Theodore A. nell. IJrmn rratta nominee for governor, ad dressed the union labor organ isations of thin tttT* trho had given III m a Breat reception. In the courae of his speech Mr. Bell ■aldi "I hnve nlTrnyn believed that the ehlef executive of the atnt* ■honld not nnii ennnot be the. representa tive of any apeelal class. *. "So for that. reason I will not nay If I am elected I will be the •pedal reprenentaUvn of labor, for If I did you trould not believe me, and If I did I would be unworthy to hold that office. "I have taken tbla nomination from the labor party a* a great compliment to me* . I have < • not been an agitator or demagogue nlth (hen. I . have •Imply told them my views of labor condition* and Tvhat I mean to do. • "They have exacted no pledfc* from me. They have almply naked me <o a>tve labor a square deal..'! I would hnve done that even had they not naked me. Kor had 111 1 felt otherwise toward labor, or nuy other claw, I would have felt unworthy te accept the nomina tion." " . CARBON BRIQUETS If there is no gas main on your street why not use pARBON BRIQUETS — the best and cheapest solid fuel in the market. 9_±'__^__*"' t ' ""* of Teeth' »8. ■*. IB^^Ww!^' i^ffTrrr* ' I n vif MWrMaM// P |ionii Wkjs^griß|WgiPg|p^^as«t ttWMjßß**"***??!?^ Broadway |^— ~ : BBNTISTB. 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