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Los Angeles Herald
T. K. GIBBON .....:...... ••• President
, F. E.,W0WK.\........... Managing Editor
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Population of Los Angeles 315,985
BEI.ASCO—"The Hollar Mark."
lrfASON—Otis Skinner in "The Honor of the
BrBBANK—"The ITlnce Chap."
MAJESTIC—KoIb and Dill.
(iKA.M)—Murray anil Mack.
rxiQl'F —"Dick's Troubles."
WAAKISB'S— Vaudeville.
IN NORWAY there Is a compulsory j
accident insurance law which gives
general satisfaction and has done
mum to promote good feeling between |
employers and employed. The United :
States consul at Stavanger says the law :
prescribes that all factories shall pro- I
vide accident insurance for their em- !
ploycs. Failure to comply Is punish
able by fine. In Stavanger there are
242 establishments subject to the pro- j
visions of this law. During 1908 the
number of casualties was 146, against
145 In 1907 and 116 in 1906.
In 1908 the total amount of premiums :
paid was $15,116. The benefits received
aggregated J8917, leaving to the national
fund a net balance of J6199.
The city of Stavanger Is paying
monthly pensions to 187 persons. Of
these eleven are widows, fifteen minors
and 161 persons of both sexns whose
earning ability has been either wholly
or partly destroyed. It is not fair to
employes who are crippled In the serv
ice of any establishment or corporation
that they should have to go to law In
order to get a square deal. Suits for
damages for injuries sustained by em
ployes are so common In the United
States as to attract little attention or
comment. In the crowded manufactur
ing and industrial centers of the east
there are lawyers who make a living by
"following up" accidents of all kinds.
Corporation and industrial lawyers
devote a good deal of their time to Bet
tllng claims and preventing 1 them from
ripening Into suits against the corpor
ation. Compulsory accident Insurance
Jn the United States would do away
■with all necessity for many lawsuits.
If accide»V Insurance were accepted by
the employe as part of the considera
tion for which he worked in any ordin
ary case, involving any ordinary acci
dent that might happen In the c
of the day's work, he could not sue for
damages beyond, and Indeed with acci
dent insurance there would be no incen
tive to bring suit.
ONE of the most curious lawsuits
of modern times is that which has
been brousht hy Mary
Brokaw, wife of W. GouM Brokaw of
New York, who has boj<un a daniitge
suit against the Western Union Tele
graph company, Mrs. Brokaw has sued
the company for libel, because she
gays it received and transmitted libel
ous messages concerning her. The
Dressages were written by her husband,
■with whom she Is not on good terms.
That libel can be contained and con
veyed in a telegram is of course easily
posHible, but to try to make the send
ing and receiving company responsible
for the nnturo of a message propose* a
view of the responsibility of the
hired agent of a message sender. If
« letter or a postal card < ontaining a
libelous statement in Bint through the
malls, is Uncle Sam responsible? And
If I'ncle Sam is to be held responsible
for letters and postal cards, ami the
Western Union for telegrams, what
would be more natural than that the
government and the telegraph company
■hould employ censor* who ihoul
dde whether a letter was fit to b>
ried or a message to be transmitted?
|T OS A\i;ki,ES has reason to eon
-1 i gratulate itself over the pleasant
*-* fact that for the first time In a.
number of years the city prosecutor's
office and the police department aro
working: together In perfect harmony
for the good of the city. It should be
said, In justice to the prosecuting
branch of the municipal government,
that the officials connected with It have
wished to enforce the laws, but until
recently have been hampered by offi
-1 cials in the police department who did
not display any marked willingness to
second the best efforts of the prose
cutors office with the best efforts of
the police department.
1 Conditions Indeed existed which
would have led observers to Infer the
police and prosecuting departments of
the city were acting at cross porpotM,
The mutual good feeling and good
understanding now prevailing augur
well for the future of Los Angeles.
With two excellent citizens and cora
nt officials like Chief Dfehman and
Mr, Eddie In accord the best Interests
Of the city will be looked out for.
There is one reform which might
with advantages be adopted. For the
use of the city prosecutor's office there
should be a secret service fund. Each
month an allowance of money should be
set aside to enable the office to conduct
investigations which can be handled
and managed successfully only by
members of that office itself. In many
cases specialists would be employed,
and their work would be altogether out
side of the scope of ordinary police or
detective duty. The secret service ap
propriation would be available in con
nection with the enforcement of the
health ordinance, the license ordinance,
and any other regulation the neglect of
which may affect the public welfare.
Since official conditions have been
improved, and are now highly satis
factory, it Is important that advantage
should be taken of the improvement,
and that Los Angeles should get the
full benefit of it. In order to bring
about this result, a sufficient fund of
the character we have indicated is ab
solutely necessary, and to delay the
provision of such fund Is to take
With every thousand addition to our
population there is a definite addition
to official cares and responsibilities, and
municipal -offices ought to be thorough
ly well prepared to live up to the full
extent of their responsibilities, or, in
other words, should be completely and
unquestionably efficient.
IN the older harbors of the world, \
most of which owe their existence
to hard work, the principal part
of which is perpetual dredging which
has to be carted on constantly at enor
mous expense, the increasing size of
vessels Is causing great anxiety. Some
of the best known harbors in the world
—among them the port of New York
have practically had to be made all
! over again. Liverpool. Southampton,
London, Hamburg and Bremen are
| among the foreign ports which have
■ suffered from the new conditions.
• Starting its modern career of pros
-1 pprity under the new conditions, with
| the responsibilities of the modern har
bor well known, and with definite as
surance these responsibilities will be
j met, San Pedro has a distinct and de- |
cided advantage over all the seaports
of the old world and the new.
It is a twentieth century harbor,
fitted for twentieth century commerce,
with room for a navy of leviathans.
The world will soon learn to regard
Greater Los Angeles, with Its seaport.
San Pedro, as the greatest and best
commercial and maritime city in the
west, and the harbor will be the fin
est and the most modern on the Pa
cific coast. It will not have to be re
modeled and remade.
After consolidation has been effected
the harbor of Greater Los Angeles will
be developed in such a way that every
modern maritime requirement will be '
The perfection of the consolidation
plan, the organization of Greater Los
Angeles, the development of the har
bor, make up not the civic opportunity
of a lifetime, but of a century. Never
has it been more clearly indicated that
time for action has arrived. Los An
geles needs only to consolidate and
ACT In order to establish the com
mercial supremacy of this city, and the
Pacific coast and the maritime su
j premacy of Its seaport.
BII.LT WHITLA, the boy who was
the principal witness as well us
the injured "party" In the Boyle
kidnaping rase, was asked on the wit
ness stand: "Where do boys go who
do not tell the truth?" He replied, to
the amusement of the court and the
spectators: "They go to hell."
After all, there was nothing amusing
in this revelation of one of the chief
weaknesses of the modern social sys
tem. Torture has been abolished in
criminal procedure, but THE THREAT
ABOLISHED. The fact that th?
threatened torture Is post mortem does
not affect the case. When a boy says
if he lies he will "go to hell," It means
he has ben told and firmly believes if
he does not tell the truth he will be
tortured sooner or later, and the tor
ture won't be a matter of minutes or
hours, like the tortures invented and
vsed by human beings, but will last
forever and forever.
In all courts, juvenile as well as
senior, why should not a new method
..r , ompeUlng truth-telling be adopted?
We are by no means certain the per
sons who threaten young children with
PtarnAl bal] fire If they do not tell the
truth are not themselves lying. At
any rate, they speak with no positive
knowledge of the facts. Why lie or
persuade a young innocent witness to
. order to make him tell the truth?
(if iill paradoxes incidental to "civilisa
tion," is not this the woi
Tli. New edition, with notes
and Illustrations, by Dishman. Apply
police headquarters, Los Angeles.
.-here:, dont
You let him?
Iwho'ne c d e>» fj^KJl Auqne;_.
SOME magazines seek circulation by
opening their pages to wanton
attacks on American officials and
institutions. The quasi-legitimate field
for muckraking having been explored,
the magazineers are now driven to ex
treme methods in order to tickle the
public palate, jaded with sensational
ism and tired of "revelations," "dis
closures" and "exposures." Emer
son Hough's published attack on the
weather bureau is an example of en
tirely unnecessary and uncalled-'or
magazine sensationalism.
Hough Is free In the expression of his
own adverse opinion, but is unable to
quote from adverse criticisms made
by even a single representative of any
of the agricultural, commercial or ma
rine Interests served by the weather
The reason why he Is not able to
make such quotations Is the best of
reasons. There are none. Hough Is
grossly in error when he says the
weather bureau failed to forecast the
Galveston storm and the tempest in
which the ship Portland was wrecked,
i There Is plenty of evidence which
I proves, in flat contradiction of Hough's
charges, that the bureau gave ample
warning: of the coming of the Galves
ton storm, with the result that the
Gulf of Mexico was practically cleared
of vessels and there was no loss of life
or property In the open sea.
As the newspapers stated at the
time, the ill-fated Portland left Bos
ton harbor against the protest of
the Boston weather bureau, personally
delivered to the captain and in the
face of storm signals which had been
flying for many hours along the New
England coast. Mr. Hough, with aston
ishing recklessness, says the "storm
.signals went up after the storm had
begun." But a newspaper which
chronicled the event made this com
ment: "In leaving Boston Saturday
night the captain of the Portland took
chances which no man in his position
had a right to take. From a source
that warranted implicit belief he, like
every other captain on the Atlantic
coast, had received warning that a
storm of exceptional severity would
strike him as soon as he reached open
water, and he knew that his steamer,
although well built and comparatively
new, was of a type much, better de
signed for entering shallow harbors
than for encountering winter gales on
as dangerous a coast as there is in the
world. Despite all this, and, accord
ing to his employers, in defiance of ex
plicit orders, he steamed out into the
gathering tempest."
In California the weather bureau
should find a host of sturdy champions
and grateful friends, because In this
state its work has been of great prac
tical and economical benefit. By ad
vising orange growers of impending
frost It has rendered a notable service
Ito an important California industry,
and for this service all Callfornians
should be grateful.
In these modern days of scientific
wonders the weather bureau, working
in conjunction with a wireless teleg
raphy service, will to a remarkable de
gree increase the chances of safety of
all those who go down to the sea in
ships. Wireless warning of impending
storms will reach all vessels equipped
with receiving apparatus, and seldom
or never will a ship captain be caught
unawares by tempest or hurricane.
Uncle Sam In Cincinnati has adminis
tered . condign punishment to certain
wealthy gamblers In futures. The de
fendants are worth a million dollars
(mostly stolen), but the size of the loot
did not save them. Now if these Cin
cinnati gamblers are guilty, there are
many other "great and good", million
aires In the United J States who are
equally guilty. What is Uncle Bam
going to do about it? We believe ho
is going to do "the right thing" with
out fear or : favor, - and In that case
"more power to him." s ■
■ - ■ ' '■ "
The Question of the Hour
FIGURES at hand, along with what
is accepted as nn accurate esti
mate for the only ward in which
the exact totals cannot yet be obtained,
show there are in Los Angeles 46,948
children of school age. In addition,
there are 14,498 under the age of B
years, bringing the total child popula
tion up to 61,446. The total population
of Los Angeles has passed the 300,000
mark, and is probably about 320,000.
This is a good start for Greater Los An
geles, which will be a city of a million
inhabitants while the twentieth cen
tury Is still young.
If a word to the wise is sufficient,
that new railway station will be built.
Of course, if the interests appealed to
are not wise, words will be In vain,
and the people of Los Angeles may
have to take such action as may be
deemed necessary In order to compel
the Grand Mogul of railroading to
keep his solemnly pledged word of
honor and his sacred promise.
Precinct good "government clubs will
keep up the good government pace
which has been set In Los Angeles.
We hope the work will be continued
with unflagging energy and unabated
enthusiasm until our city of peerless
beauty and unrivaled climate wins and
keeps the reputation of being the best
governed municipality In the United
New York is finding out the folly
of narrow streets. Several streets have
had to be closed to traffic for several
hours during every afternoon, so that
school children may be protected.
There is no excuse for narrow streets
anywhere in broad America—least of
all in Lovely Lob Angeles.
JJational Education association con
vention may be held in Loe Angeles
in 1910. This is the best convention
city in the United States. There is no
reason why all or most of the prin
cipal educational, scientific and eccles
iastical conventions should not meet
here every year.
Citizens of Los Angeles are eager to
take advantage of the new act pro
viding for the creation of parks under
an assessment district plan. Greater
Los Angeles will be the best parked
city in the world.
In New York, where there are still
horse cars, a driver managed to kill
two children. It is carelessness rather
than the motlvl power which is re
sponsible for street slaughter of human
"An overproduction of cabbage is be
ing complained of." This sounds omi
nous. Is some market Napoleon organ
izing a cabbage trust?
By a rim shorn, whlre water darkening
Took the last light of spring,
I went beyond the tumult, harkening
For some diviner thing.
I saw the fireflies shine below the wood.
Above the shallows dank.
As Uriel, from some great altitude,
The planets, rank or rank.
■..■■" . >-. '■...•'■
And now unseen along the shrouded mead
One went under the hill,
He blew a cadence on his mellow reed,
That trembled and was still.
It seemed as if a line of amber Or*
Had shot the mathered dusk,
As If had blown a wind from ancient Tyre
I.aden with myrrh 'and musk.
]!•' gave his luring note amid the fern;
Its enigmatic fall
Haunted the hollow dusk with golden turn
And argent Interval.
I could not know the message that he bore.
The springs of life from me
Hidden; his Incommunicable lor*
As much a mystery. . ■
M.I. as I followed far the magic player.
He pasßed the maple wood.
And when I passed, the stars had risen
■ there— . ' . -.'
And there was solitude.
• —Duncan " Campbell Scott.
Public Letter Box
for publication mist be accompanied by the
name and address of the writer. The Her
ald elves the trident latitude to correspond
ents, but assumes no responsibility for their
views. Letters must not exceed 800 words.
LOS ANGELES. May 6.—[Editor
Herald]: I beg to apologize to James
T. Irwln. for mistaking and accusing
him of scoffing at statements in the
Bible, as was done by others, and I
am glad that he sees I did not mean
to misrepresent him. I compliment
him on hia faith, for is not faith the
gate to knowledge and the road to
salvation? However, there are many
who are not satisfied nor helped by
mere faith, for they require a reason
able explanation of the Bible, even as
the disciples came to Jesus and asked
him to explain to them the parable of
the sower; explained Matthew 13:10
etc., Mark 4:10 etc., Luke 8:9 etc. Now
this is sufficient to show that there
is a spiritual hidden sense not only in
the parables of Jeaus but throughout
the whole Bible from Alpha to Omega;
they are not. merely fables, such as
Aesop's, for the latter have reference
to natural and animal creation while
the Bible has reference to the spiritual
side of man, to the human soul and
its relation to God.
I did not mean to scoffjat the story
of a natural talking serpent nor at a
she ass with human vocal organs and
understanding as in the case of Ba
laam. I merely wished to show the
contrast between literal statements
and their spiritual significance. The
literal sense is called the cloud and
the spiritual sense power and greati
glory. Luke 21:27, Daniel 7:13-14. It
is not possible to explain in few words
the parable of the serpent, for it is
necessary to show whaj; serpent stands
for but if Mr. Irwln Is anxious to
know a private letter in the care of
our kind and considerate editor will
reach me. c- *"•
LOS ANGELES, May 7.—[Editor
Herald]: L. L. Lunsford Is quite cor
rect in some of his conclusions on the
question of the present status of
morals, as gauged by customs of the
human sense, in regard to men and
He says the average girl receives a
stricter moral training than does the
boy. I would say that instead of moral
training, they are trained more strictly
on the lines of fear than morals. And
as the boys are not liable to be ostra
cised nor get into any trouble that
money and position will not obliterate
from their names, they follow their
leaders—often the fafrher—and drop
into the ways of the average man of
the world. Licentious reveling cuts no
ice on the reputation of men. Why
should there be such dividing lines in
the attitude of people toward the
sexes? It Is Just as morrally wrong
for men as for women. Women are
beginning to see this and are coming'
to travel the same road. They find
that men care less for women who are
good md more for the company of
women wtio follow in the footsteps of
the lords of the earth. And thus the
march to liberty (?) with no strings at
tached is moving rapidly on Its course.
If both mothers and fathers would live
right and train their children of both
sexes to live true, our moral atmos
phere would rise to a higher degree.
But a3 long as they are trained to
abstain because of fear, instead of liv
ing purely for principle's sake, things
will keep pace with the present regime
and will Increase rather than diminish.
LOS ANGELES, May s.—[Editor Her
ald]: Your editorial on , woman suf
frage is splendid and your closing re
marks, how women, being real Ameri
can Americans, can take things so
quietly, or, as you say: "We confess
we don't know how they manage to put
up with it," are 'especially praise
worthy. ■ Let's hope women won't have
to very much longer, now the men are
getting ashamed of it.
It looks to roe as If three-fourths of
the women are driven forth to . earn
their dally bread and can only rebel
under their breath; -, the few forceful
ones left'need a few brave men (like
you): to battle with them against, the
Ignorance and fear of their fellow men.
Yesterday, while , passing a street
ranter shouting against woman suffrage
and women In general, and while sneer-
Frederic J. Haskin
mODAY on the course at the Polo
grounds, New York city, will be
-*- run that mwl "? all atn
letie events, the international Mara
thon, this will be the greatest race of
its kind yet run. There is a purse of
$10,; I for Which long distance runners
from nil over the world will compete.
This is another proof of the prevalence
of Marathonltla, a disease that tirst
affected the Grwks nearly B0 years be
fore the beginning: of the Christian era.
and which has recently obtained a se
cure grip on Americans in a manner
without precedent in the annals of
amateur sport on this hemisphere.
Wh c n Johnny
i"' "VI""'* I"!"■'•'■"■".'- j' /.""''l
W "~ d mMI
ran*' ' •■•& _^HMy 1
| Hayes, a compara
tively lesser light In
athletic circle* ir .
New York, carried
the Stars and
Stripes to victory
by winning the
Marathon in the re
newal of the an
cient Olympic
games In the Lon
don stadium in
1908, he not only
achieved everlast
ing glory for him
self, but caused a
renewal of interest
in lons distance
running the like of
which America has
never known.
Since the triumph
of Hayes nearly
every city in this
country has had
Marathon races.
While it was gen
erally conceded that
the team from the
F. J. Haskln
United States would score an over
whelming victor. In th matter of
points at the Olympiad, there was little
deep rooted confidence in the ability
of the Americans to carry off premier
honors in the most coveted race on the
program. For years field and track
sports of all sorts had been enjoying
a healthful development in this country,
but the improvement in the class or
long distance runners had been so
gradual that it was hardly considered
likely that any American would bo able
to successfully match strides with the
stars representing the nations that had
for cent ries made an especial effort
to foster long distance running.
In the hope of at least making a
creditable showing in the Marathon,
several Americans went to the murk.
The result Is history—Dorando failing
in sight of the goal, while Hayes sped
to victory. It was not until the eighties
that American trac* athletes pitted
themselves against the English, Myers
and Merrill In 1881 being pioneers in
the movement that had its culmination
in Hayes' achievement.
While one of the oldest events on the
athletic card, the Marathon race was
almost forgotten until the revival of
the ancient games In an International
athletic contest in Athens in 1896. These
contests were held in the restored sta
dium that had existed before 330 B. C,
toward whose first erection patriotic
citizens had contributed everything
from the gold of one to the thousand
yoke of oxen that another gave, and
whose seats were covered with marble
si bs by Herodius as a gift to the Pan
athenaic festival. ' Time and war and
forgetfulness had burled the stadium,
but in 1863 Tit was partially excavated,
and before these international contests
it had been restored to Its original de
sign, the underground chambers for the
athletes being the same as when first
used 2000 years before.
There the first athletic Marathon
race was run in memory of that his
toric day 2276 years before, when one
Phllippides, an Athenian soldier, ran
from the plains of Marathon to the
palace In Athens to tell the kins of
the victory of Miltiades and his Atheni
an and Platean freemen over the mer
cenaries of Dar'.us. The runner dropped
dead at the feet of his ruler, so history
and tradition assert. The city accord
ed him every civil and military honor,
his body lying in state In the capitol
for three days. Among the most an
cient pieces of sculpture is that of the
dying Marathon runner.
Marathon lies on the northeast const
of Attica. There the worshp of Apollo
had its first homo, and the district
'boasts that Hercules was first wor
shiped there. On the battlefield is a
mound, or soroa. where the 192 Athenian
dead were hurled nfter the battle. It
was from this historic place that the
course of a novel race was laid out in
1896. a course that followed as near
as history coul*. show the path taken
by Phlllppides, and measuring twenty
six miles and 385 yards. On the day
of the new Marathon the king of the
Greeks was to receive the runner as
did his predecessor, though this time
SO 000 people waited, knowing, 'for the
coming of many runners. Tl.~ fact that
the runner was Splros Louces, son of a
peasant of Attica, brought forth the
greatest applause of the whole contest,
and enthusiastic chroniclers aver that
the great shout rolled" off against Mount
Pentelllcus on the one side and Mount
Hymettus on another as did the joy
ous acclamations of tha people of
twenty-two centuries before.
Marathon races had little hold on
popularity after this until the London
event last year, though it was hoped
at the time of the Buffalo exposition
that the stadium erected there might
remain permanently and the Marathon
run then under such climatic difficul
ties would become a big event In future
athletics. Hayes 1 winning acted as an
inspiration to the athletes of America,
and clubmen, schoolboys and college
students Immediately took to distance
running, which, even now, is complete
ly overehadowlng in publl favor track
contests at shorter distances.
In this country the colleges exercise
such a decided influence over athletics
that the clubmen copy the methods and
ingly saying they were only necessary
evils, an intelligent looking girl sud
denly stopped, and putting out her
hand majestically toward the man, said.
"I have never had much faith in an
incubator, but now I am a firm believer
in them; a man never could talk like
that that ever had a mother." That
man instantly sneaked away.
LOS ANGELES, May 6.—[Editor
Herald]: If It be permissible to butt
Into another man's argument ■ I beg
leave to differ with the argument
brought against \ spiritualism by : Mr.
Spradlng. • For a considerable time ha
"has appeared before the public as a
demolisher of popular Idols. Orthodox
Christianity, Christian Science, Marx
lan Socialism and Spiritualism have
been felled to the ground by his an
archistic fist, and by this time he must
have more scalps on his belt than any
other Liberal club member. No doubt
but ■ what Mr. Sprading is sniffing
around for new game elsewhere. But
some of us won't give;up yet.
> His •' argument • against Spiritualism
is that;there is fraud: associated with
it ;* that j the ' phenomena l of . mediums
can be : duplicated, V and '■' that certain
scientific men are against it. Well, if
systems followed by the students, anj
the mot successful field and track
teams representing clubs depend large
ly upon former college men for their
real strength.
Johnny Hayes has written many ar
ticles on how to excel in the sport.
pointing out especially that the
important quality in a runner is dog^i il
persistence In training. Many of thn
greatest runners the world has ever
known first took up the sport for exer
cise alone, and it was on these pleasure
runs that they discovered that they
could attain a spe#d grreat enough to
enter races. In nearly every city
are at present clubs thatwere organ
ized to encourage Maraffion running.
Thousands" of men and boys who befor.j
last year never donned a running shoa
|are now undergoing especial courses in
developing wind and limb in the hope
of not only Improving their health but
becoming good athletes.
• * •
The usual mode of training is to jog
a couple of miles three times a week
on a pood road until the athlete or
his trainer feels that he Is sufficiently
developed to take longer distances,
when he commences to go ten or fif
teen miles without stopping. So numer
ous are the races at present that thera
is little need of a runner extending
himself to the limit. Few of the b«st
Marathon stars ever go the full dis
tance except in the races, although
they usually make it a point to run
twenty-five miles at least two or three
times before getting into actual com
In ihe Iden days, when a long dis
tance runner started his training he
usually denied himself every luxury
in order to work off surplus flesh, and,
as he thought, get in the very best con
dition. But all this has been changed
by the modern school of training, and
the almost universal rule at present is
to allow a man almost anything In
I the way of oating that does not disa
| gree with him. It is Tie opinion
of most of the foremost trainers that
a man in training should abstain en
tirely from alcoholic liquors and to
• • •
Perhaps the oldest of the annual
Marathons in this country Is the one
that has been conducted for the past
eleven years under the auspices of the
Boston Athletic association. It Is con
ceded the title of "American Marathon"
and is viewed each year by thousands
who line the course from beginlng to
end. The craze has also extended to
the navy, where several races have
been run aroand the decks of Uncle
Sam's men-of-war.
Since the London meet several of the
competitors in that race have met in
match contests, and ihe crowds that
have attended these events show beyond
a doubt that interest in the sport is in
no manner restricted to those who are
able to actually participate. Of these
post-Marathons the one that attract
ed the widest interest was the $10,000
Derby which was held in the polo
grounds, New York, last month, which
attracted about 30,000 spectators. In
this the first prize went to Henri St.
Yves, a Frenchman, who was supposed
to be completely outclassed by the for
midable field that included such men
as Hayes of America, Dorando the
Italian and Longboat the Indian. From
the outset St. Yves set a terrific pace
and literally ran his opponents off their
feet, winning by a liberal margin.
From a financial point of view this
race was one of the most successful
field and track affairs ever held in this
One of the peculiar features of the
Marathon running is that the cleverest
men In the sport do not seem to suffer
from overparticlpatlon, a tendency that
must be closely guarded against In
other athletic activities. Dorando has
been in this country since early last
fall, and In that time he has on differ
ent occasions competed against the
best available talent in cities In all sec
tions. Despite the strain he has given
little indication of going "stale," but
on the other hand seeing to improve in
each / successive performance. Hayes,
too, has given many exhibitions, and
has run several match races with first
class men, including Longboat the In
dian, who was one of the most promi
nent participants in the stadium tour
While Hayes has accumulated consid
erable money as the result of his vic
tory in London, it is said on good au
thority that Dorando has made more
than $20,000 since he reached these
shores several months ago—quits a
harvest for a. former pastr" taker in
a small town in the northern part of
T.jre is a diversity of opinion among
medical authorities as to the probable
effect of running Marathon races. The
unanimity of opinion is that the sport
among undeveloped schoolboys or other
youngsters should be controlled so as
not to allow the untrained to run in
such a way as to make it too strenu
ous and result in permanent injury.
For centuries walking and running in
the open air have been considered
healthful, but when the distance has
become too long and the strain too
severe it has proved dangerous, as has
been shown by heart failure and even
death among tho runners. Among
trainers and even physicians who have
had opportunities to observe the con
dition of young boys the feeling is that
long races of distance exceeding a
mile should be avoided.
Rut for the thoroughly conditioned
athlete Marathons are not considered
harmful, and the present popularity of
the sport not only promises to become
permanent but should result In the de-^
velopment of long distance runners who
will be able to outclass the runners of
other countries. Among trainers and
other close followers of amateur and
even professional running there is a
feeling that the Marathon has come to
(Copyright. 1909. hy Frederic J. Haskln)
we employ the same argument to any
other system of thought, that when
there is fraud associated with It all of
it is false we shall have to reject every
system of thought, religious or pro
fane, under the sun. Anarchism, Mr.
SpradiAg's pet aversion, could not
stand the application any more than
Spiritualism. There is little doubt
that Emma Goldman has as many de
luded victims following her as any
fake msdium associated with Spirit
• Among the members of the Psychic
Research societies of England * and
America are some of the ; ; brightest
minds of both countries. It would. be
exceedingly easy to nil: The ■ Herald
for a whole week : with' the evidence
in favor of Spiritualism, collected: by
members ■of these societies. > Mrs.
Piper, the medium with whom the so
cieties , have experimented for over
twenty years, . was ; never exposed,! as
Mr. Sprading : erroneously , ■ asserts.
Neither was Prof. Richard - Hodgson
against Spiritualism, for he died an
avowed Spiritualist. ■■ j Prof. , Hyslop- Is
also now .an open believer in Spirit
ualism. -Hereward Carrlngton >•■ and
Camilla Flammarion , are both i Spirit
ualists, ilad Mr. Spradlng been post-
•'1 to date ho would never have quoted
these men aa opposed to Spiritualism.
None of these men, of course, believes
in . the ■ humbuggery associated ' with
public Spiritualism. imMMJMiMM
. ,::t. A. JENSEN. •

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