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PREPARATION'S for Los Angeles
p Aviation week are being made
■*- with the energy an enterprise of
this Importance warrants. There Is no
doubt the meet ■will make Los Angeles
the center of attraction for the civilized
world, and give it by far the biggest
advertisement in Its history. But be
yond its legitimate advertising value it
will be an occasion of surpassing im
portance not only to Los Angeles, but
the United States. There will be the
greatest assemblage of "flying ma
chines" of all kinds In the history of
aviation, and out of the numerous con
tests and trials civilization will gain a
clearer and more reliable estimate of
the value of the various types of ma
chines than it has ever before pos
The effect of Aviation week will be
to stimulate the study of the science
and art of aviation, and to direct the
attention of educators to its educa
tional Importance. Doubtless the meet
will be followed by the establishment
of schools of aviation which will rank
with schools of engineering and mining.
The value of airships to civilization
will be indicated clearly by the meet,
while a sham fight will settle the ques
tion of the relative merits of airships
and battleships as defenders of the
country. If the supremacy of the air
ship should be demonstrated at San
Pedro beyond reasonable doubt, the
effect on the naval program mi be
WHY should there be a postal
deficit" it ts tlreaome to read
the United Btatei poitofflce has
the worst end df a bad bargain and
cannot, afford to give the people better
service, because it is already losing
heavily. As every schoolboy knows,
it Is Idling heavily becaUM our govern
ment insists on neglecting one of the
most Important sources of postal rev
enue-tin-' parcels post. Figure! often
talk more eloquently than words. There
Is a postal deficit of about $20,000,000.
This looks like a big figure. How
"necessary" it is may be determined by
the fact the express companies' divi
dends amount to $24,000,000. To establish
a governmental carrier system would
solve the problem of the postoffice
deficit. There would not be any. In all
probability, there would be a surplus.
In I*>SS congress reduced the rate on
seeds, cuttings, bulbs, loots, scions ana
plants to one cent for each two ounces,
whi.h is the third class or printed mat
ter rate. Probably the express com
panies were not looking as closely after
■UCh "trifle*" as they are now. These
articles may still be sent in the
domestic mails at a redui ■ ■■] rate.
It would have saved the people un
told millions in the form of deficits and
Of dividends to stockholders If ooriKress
had made the act of 188 apply to all
Instead of only part of the merchandise,
It should now complete the job.
Bantam states are suffering from the
sove.re.sl cold wave of the season, South
California is enjoying a sun bath which
is adding constantly to her unrivaled
beauty and charm.
AN accurate reflection of the stead-
Uy growing public contempt for
certain departmental government
methods is shown by the printed
statement that "insiders art betting
fl vrn to three the Guggenheims will
yet control Alaska."
■Whether or not the Onggenheims
will be allowed to grab the peoples
property in Alaska will depend on the
people themselves. If they keep on
talking about this subject lons enough
by the time they hflve rcnehed the end
of their tnlk and have made tip their
minds somebody must bring some
pressure to bear UpOSJ somebody high
er up In order that the department of
the interior may work for the people
instead of against them—the mischief
will already have been done.
MOT IS LOCK ,THK ALASKAN
STAHT.K DOOR BEFORE THE PEO-
Pl B'B HORSE is STOLEN. The
thief Is all In readiness to capture the
valuable animal and brand him for
his and pretend he Is PRIVATE
Will the people of the United State*
quietly allow one of their must val
uable heritages, the Beward purchase,
to pass into the hands of corporations
and of Individuals, who will exploit
it fis corporations and favored individ
uals have exploited Hindustan until
tin "common people" O f Britain have
almost lost Interest la It 7 We must
not act In the United Btatei as if we
were immune from the . atuptropb.es
which have befallen other nations as
a result of cnrelessness or greed.
Alaska was not bought for the en
richment of a trust, but for the people.
If properly cared for, It will yet pro
vide homes for thousands of Ameri
cans, nnd with its resources carefully
conserved and the people In control,
win yet i me one of the richest and
most prosperous stntes In the Union.
The Gu^gcnhelms and others of their
type were among the first to "smell
out" the, riches, of Alaska and Imme
diately coveted them and began to plot
and plan how to gain possession of
The. timber lands of Alaska are
worth ns much, as the mineral prod
ucts; nay, there is every Indication
tbej .'!!•• of mort actual value to this
timber-hungry nation. Vet people who
would bo willing and enge/ to go to
war with a foreign r>owi>r lor thu sake
of r<-tuining or obtaining control of a
gold supply will sit iilly and apparent
ly indifferently while the richest tim
ber lands In the world nre confiscated
anil looted by private Interests^ Sure
ly it is obvious that In such case pri
vate Interest! are public enemies and
must bo fought with us much vigor.
enthusiasm and desire to win as would
be manifested in a contest with an
Chicanery, fraud, artifice, all kinds
of un-American devices, are being used
In the endeavor to steal Alaska. Not
im in the courts art tbt people get
ting a iQiare deal, it is charged the
Interior department is not in earnest
in Its conduct of the suits in Seattle
r\er the Cunningham claims. For de
fense of the public domain the depart
ment selected a beardless youth, the
gradual" of a night m tool and cor
respondence school law course in
who on croM examination objected to
a question because it whs a leading
question. When one of hia own ques
tions on direct examination wns ob
jected to ai leading he declared lie had
a right to Indicate t<. liis witi■•
whai anewer he expected.
This youth of Incredible Ignorance
and inexperience is- opposed i>y two of
the foremost lawyers of the west.
What chnt.ee has he? What chance
uas it Intended he should have? what
chance have the people tins greenhorn
Is supposed to represent?
We in California have a vitally keen
st in keeping the looters from
annexing and exploiting Alaska. The
t.inlier grown in this vast domain will
supply the wood from which the homei
of America will be built.
To Southern California especially the
Alaskan timber question la one of the
gravest moment, and we wish our
good people would realize this. The
future prosperity of Southern Califor
nia depends In some measure on the
success of the effort to resist the ra
pacious encroachments of conscience-
less greed on tin- Via kan woodlands,
The old timber states nave been
stripped. Their condition of denuda
tion is pitiful. There are no pine tre<
in the "I'ine Tree .state" and thi ri
thousands of empty acres where owe
nourished the vast "forest primeval"
Will the Quggenhelms control Alas
ka? Not If California and the wesl
country s,wakon to a sense of their
danger; to a realisation of the menace
to the home-building and the growth
and prosperity of our state that ■
in the unchecked rapacltj of the raid
ers of the northland.
The people, not the Quggenhl mis,
tnUI t i ontrOl Alaska.
HOLLYWOOD merger < lei tion, Jan
uary 24, Will biiiu; Hollywood
into Greater Los Angeles in time
to participate in the Greater Los An
geles program Of improvement and to
bear a share of the expense. It I
lieveil the annexation election will be
overwhelmingly in favor of union. Both
cities will be benefited by the coalition.
Hollywood will bring to Greater Los
Angeles one of the most, perfectly
equipped municipal districts to be
found in the United States or any other
country. "Down to date," always has
been the motto of Hollywood; and
splendidly paved and graded streets, a
fine residential district and excellent
Si hoola will be added to Greater Los.
Am... |es by union with enterprising,
Contributors to the aviation fund are
contributing to the prosperity of Los
Angeles and Southern California
LOS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MOKNMG, DECEMBER 30, I^oo.
''Z^ s<> "^ -
GREAT work is liefore the Demo
cratic party in the state of Cali
fornia. Never were Its opportu
nities for doing good and for promot
ing the cause of Americanism as ex
cellent as they are today. It Is fitting
the new yenr should be begun with
new inspiration, renewed zeal and a
resolution to go forward Steadily,
keeping ev< r before the people the
causes to which (he democracy is
pledged, which in great measure, va
ried only by the differences of time
and circumstance, are the pood old
causes to which the founders Of the
nation ware pledged. The gathering
of the Democracy of the ■! its at Pan
Francisco January S will be more
than a party event.
in the broadest mum of the adjec
tives It will be a political event of
great Importance and a national event.
The subjects assigned to sneakers
at the great Democratic conference
Indicate its scope, its breadth', its j
range, |ta magnitude.
Experts "ill prepare papera on the
following subjects, which will after*
wardi !"■ discussed from every view
point that may be suggested: "Policy
of California Democracy," "Railroads:
Their Relation to Our Prosperity"; !
"Income Tax and Central Bank,"
"California and the Tariff," "Benefit!
and Metbodl of Organization," "How
to i trganlM ■ county."
As many v< presentatlves Of Southern
California as can conveniently respond
to the call Should attend this most im
portant meeting. Political and gov
ernmental reform will demand the at
tentlon of the political parties and
voters Of tliis state at the MM elec
tion, if the Democratic party 1b to
take effective part in the great nor!
of destroying the railroad machine
that has disgraced and dishonored tho
state, and iii eivinc California a free,
American government worthy of our
magnificent state, Democrat! must lie
ii|i and doing. -^ flgoroui Democracy
pledged to y, i government and lend
ing snd bending all its energies and
using all its resources for tin- accom
plishment of tii it patriotic purpose
will help bring about a new era of po
litical purity and general prosperity
VOTES FOR WOMEN
• N effurt to pledge college trained
AN women not to work for woman
women not to work tor woman
■£*■ suffrage has met with disastrous
defeat. The executive committee of
the National Association of Collegiate
Alumnae prepared and offered a res
olution to the effect that neither the
aMoclatlon nor the branches in forty
seven cities should work In connec
tion with woman suffrage. This i ; o
lution was defeated at the meeting
held recently In Cincinnati, and the
delegates showed great interest in the
Woman suffrage is one of the twen
tieth century problems, even as mun
hood suffrage was one of the nine
teenth century problems. It is easy to
foresee the complete UCOesS of the
movement all along the line. The only
"reasons" which can be urged against
it are sentimental reasons, and the
sentiment is of the thinnest kind, at
For the sake of the speedy settle
ment of the social troubles of the
United States, for the sake of the es
tablishment of a square deal principle
in wage earning, for the sake of chil
dren who an being deprived of edu
cation, overworked and underfed; for
the sake of tin: greatest f.ood for tho
greatest number, Foi-t THE BAKK OF
Till.' AMERICAN NATION, IF IT IS
TO ENDURE, ii is high time wo had
There's no land like the southland.
Los Angeles for ours.
Will He Write It This Way?
WHO WANTS CANNON?
PERNICIOUS activity among some
of the members of the grand old
party Indicates a desire to remove
Uncle Joe Cannon from public life, and
if the old man should stubbornly per
sist In refusing to accept broad hints,
to take good advice, or to confirm ar
ticles which announce his retirement,
the younger Republicans will be con
fronted by the awful necessity of shelv
ing Undo Joe.
Who is it that persists In keeping
Mr. Cannon In office In opposition to
the wishes of the younger and more
progressive members of his own party?
Is it not well known Uncle Joe in his
day mI generation has been a most
valuable ally and Indispensable aid to
the INTERESTS which must keep con
stant watch over congress, lest they
awaken some fine morning to find legis
lation has been passed that will pro
tect the people?
Without the backing of the Interests,
Uncle Joe would have been down and
out long ago, and when the story of
the fight between Americanism and
usurpation Is written It will be found
the usurpers of power, privilege and
profits had a devoted champion on
guard In the very "thick of affairs,"
and histname was Joe Cannon.
Railroads are putting on more trains
for the tourist rush. This will be one
of the greatest tourist and colonist
vis In the history of Greater Los
Angeles and Southern California. Pre
pare to welcome the coming guests and
the new chums who are now wearily
buffeting snow storms and wading
through drifts to reach railway stations
Where they may purchase ttansporta
tion to Lovely Los Angeles. They can
not get away from the blizzards fast
enough. Most of them wish heartily
they could travel to Los Angeles by
W do not believe Kermit Roosevelt
has "made the profession of photo
graphic Illustration doubly dignified."
That's snobbery. We do not believe
Theodore Roosevelt is the greatest liv
ing author, and lias elevated the writ
ing profession. We rejoice in the pno
tographli and writing ability of the
Roosevi its. I.ike all good men, they
are a credit to their country.
-nil.us profit! have been realised
by the milk trust. Nothing will be so
pleasing to the people of the United
States as a genuine, whole-hearted, un
reserved anti-trust message by Presi
dent Tait. From the gallery the presi
dent may hear a roar of lusty voices
shouting: "Give 'em sheol, Hill!"
One-fourth "f ail pupils in the state
nr California attend the county schools,
and 23 per cent of the entire enroll
ment is in Los Angeles county. This
is the most signal proof that can be
glvi n of the leadership of Los An
geles county, which is by far the most
important in the state of California.
There was something so disgustingly,
commonly, vulgarly, despicably mean
about the SUgar frauds that it is no
wonder the Republican papers hate to
discuss them. Only the lowest order
of criminal Intellectuality will tamper
with weights and measures.
I,os Angeles now owns the biggest
ballOOO i?> the world, and has made ar
rangements t'>r the biggest aviation
meet In the world; and In the air aw
well as on the earth is demonstrating
the iupremacy and the success of the
Los Angeles way.
Rough handling of the hobo has
caused ft doublc.-eru.ss to be placed on
this MOtion of the country, says a rail
road man. Of course we don't want the
hobos, nut what or who is responsible
(or many ol' them?
Public Letter Box
TO C«mi;l.>rOM)KM.1 — letter* Intruded
(or publication mu»t !>• accompanied b/ tin
DHinr and adtlre»» of tlie writer. I'iie Herald
Elves the widest tatlturi* to correspondents,
but assumes no responsibility (or their *!«»».
CRITICISES DRAMA AS MERE
LAUDATION OF SACRIFICE
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29.—[Editor
Herald]: "The Writing on the -Wall"
opens with Master Lawrence, aped
about three, toddling round the stage.
Enter his mother, who hugs him with
the effusiveness required of emotional
actresses, thus giving the key to the
play. For this young gentleman his
mother will consent to continue life
with a. scoundrel of the deepest dye,
who preys on the community ami baa
been deceiving her at every turn, show
ering wealth on a mistress In violation
Of his solemnly plighted word. For
this youngster Mrs. Lawrence, fully en
tit I.<l to divorce, will ruin not only her
own life, but that of the hero of tho
She will live in the snme house with
her :itroetty of a husband, but thence
forth they will meet as strangers. This
ills keeping the home together. In
reality It !■ deceiving society, for the
take of the aforesaid youngster.
Take the case of the youngster. He
Is as are other boys, and we know the
i For years he will be a little,
animal, working out a purely animal
lifo. His mother's much vaunted sacrl
:ii•<■ In- will not understand, and could
not appreciate if he understood. Then
will come a period when he will run
after the girls, and the girls after him.
Will lie consider society or the wishes
of this self-sacrificing mother? Not
the least bit In the world. By that
time he will have become fully aware
of the MtnUtgraMßt between his father
and mother. Thr odds are ten to one
that. If he bothers his head about the
matter, It will be to wonder why they
do not separate instead of leading such
an unnatural existence. Probably he
will find life in a house so divided
against itself a nuisance and will set
up apartments of his own.
And for this two lives have been
ruined; two lives that were just attain
ing the stage at which the development
of the soul begins! How fatal this
Mi rlflce is Incomes apparent Imme
diately, for Mrs. Lawrence roves about
the stage moaning that her own life is
over. A woman of twenty-five, and her
Mlh Nrtliersolc's play is simply a
al'irifuation of the old, old Oriental
religious delusion that life was meant
to be sacrificed— * delusion that has
made the Hindoo one of the most
groveling figures of history. This de
lusion is at tb« bottom or all the un
worthy (elf-abasement of ths nnssts.
who thereby create their despots.
It has nothing to do with motherly
!ov, on which any slie-wolf could give
many of our modern women pointers.
But the she-wolf doesn't wacrifice her
nature to her cubs. On the contrary,
she develops it to the highest point.
Neither lias this self-sacrifice any
thing to do With loyalty, fidelity, etc.—
tin" first of all virtues —because they
call not for lelf-annlhllation, but truth
to th" laws of individual life.
"This, above ail. to thine own self be
true, Bnd it must follow, as the night
ihe day, thou cannot then be false
to any man." Mrs. Lawrence could not
say that. False to her own nature, she
is false to all the world, which, with a
conscieiu elessness that seems to me to
surpass expression she will persistently
deceive for the sake of—what? Her
son? No; of appearances. T. K. G.
SAYS SCIENTISTS HAVE NOT
DISPROVEN STORY OF BIBLE
LOS ANCELES, Dee. 28.—[Editor
Herald]: A writer to the Letter Box
sinning till name "Truth Seeker" asks:
"How can the Bible story of creation
be made to agree with the discoveries
of science along that line? Which Is
right, science or the Bible? If both
are right, how can they be made to
Now siuci! no finite mind has or can
comprehend the spiritual significance
(■I or symbolism of the first chapter
ol Genesis, It Is utterly impossible to
.s;iy whither they agree or not. This
much can be said. Whatever ''truth
the scientist* have discovered is In
harmony with the Biblical account of
creation, but not as wo understand It;
for men, be they scientists or theol
ogians, have not yet been led into
all truth, and the varied Interpreta
tions tend to confuse the mind. It is
also h noteworthy fact that what is
accepted "s truth by one generation
THE HOLY LAND
IX--A MODERN ZION
Frederic J. Haskin
MBqgJgJgCJ HEN Dr. Theodor II "V.I
JtWTrTTI published Ills book, "The
Iff t¥ W B Jewish State," lw in
-111 named the Jewish tn'iul
|fi^jLjL*| all over ""' world with a
iBSSBebSi spirit of nationalism
winch it had not known sltvo the
destruction of Jerusalem. Tho Zion
ist congress which met at Baslo in
1897 was the first International and
world-wide convocation of Jewj since
the dispersion. That nineteen cen
turies have not prevailed against the
peculiar separation of this people, that
living in small numbers among many
.'< oyles and races has not brought
a 1 out assimilation, goes to prove the,
existence of a Jewish nation.i.ity, al-
ugh it has no political atatua or ter
According to the definition of Dr.
Hersl, Zionism strives to create for tho
persecuted .lews a home In Palestine.
Not all Jews In America are agreed as
to tho wisdom of the Zionist k: pro
gram, The Jews have Bevel been
united in thought, and at the present
time In America Zionism means more
as a partisan Issue among the Jews
than It does as an actual movement
toward the restoration of the prom
ised land to the chosen people. The
Zionists, who are mostly of the ortho
clox branch of the Jewish faith, cling
ciuscly to the doctrines of Mostu Host
arid the preachments of Her/., whiio
denouncing what they oat] the "S.S
slmllators." Zionism has become In
fact, In the United States, a move
ment against assimilation wliti the
• • •
Three, times dally the devout ortho
dox Jew prays to his God: "Sound tho
great trumpet for our freedom, lift up
the banner, collect our exll is and
gather us speedily together from the
four corners of the earth to our own
land." To the vast majority tills
prayer Is hut a part of the ritual of
j dully worship and means nothing ap
proaching an actual desire to return to
Palestine or to participate In the es
tablishment of a Jewish state. In fact
the. Jewish nation, M a political en
tity, exists only in the imagination of
the Zionist leaders.
But already the movement hag be
gun to reclaim the Holy I-and from Us
barren thriftlessnesg by the settlement
of Jewish colonies in the country.
Most of these colonies have been Bet
up since the beginning of the Zion
movement In 1897, while several ante
date the congress of Basle. Wherever
one of these colonies exists there Is a
green and fertile oasis in the desert,of
Palestine. Few American Jews have
seen fit to desert the opportunities of
the western hemisphere for a return to
their Asiatic ancestral home. Most of
the colonies are made up of Jews from
Russia, Roumania and other European
countries In which the Jews have been
subjected to persecution.
There, are now seventy modern Jew
ish colonies in Palestine, most of them
engaged In agricultural pursuits. Th..
Zionists have established a college In
Jerusalem which devotes much atten
tion to Industrial training and to rgn
cultural science. There is also a mod
ern Jewish hospital In Jerusalem and
a gymnasium and school In Jaffa.
Grants have been 'obtained from the
Turkish government giving the Jewj
the right to purchase land and guaran
teeing them protection. The Influence
of the nations of western Europe sup
ports these colonies.
One of the oldest and most prosper
ous of these modern Jewish establish
ments is the colony of Samarln, or
Stchron Taacob. This was the Oral
colony of Roumanian Jews to find
refuse in Palestine, and was estab
lished In 1882. It is devoted principally
to orange growing and wine making.
- • • . • ■■
Last spiing a company of American
tourists, nnable to land at Jaffa be
cause of the stormy weather, was car
ried on to Haifa. It was necessary to
Ml;.' a two days' wagon trip across the
country to Jaffa. In order to r<\irh
Jerusalem. Wagons were provided at
Haifa, but there was no driver who
could speak English, and not one of
the Americans knew anything but_
Enffltsb. The drivers spoke Arabic,
German, French and Turkish, but that
was of no help to tho Yankees. Mm
hotel proprietor at Haifa told the
Americans that they would stop at
about 5 o'clock in the afternoon at
the Jewish colony of Samarln, WBSre
they could obtain accommodations for
the night. He explained to trie ignor
ant Americans that there would be no
one <n the colony who could speaK
Kngllsh, but expressed a hope that the
sign language would suffice to procur?
satisfaction for the actual physical
wants of the travelers.
After ten hours' driving over the
of scientists is den'ed or rejected by
tlm next, In Rome cases at least.
Involution is not a proven fact; It Is
yet an hypothesis, assumed without
positive proof, notwithstanding the be
liefs of all the scientists or theological
professor! to the contrary.
"Truth Seeker" again says: "The
Bible says that In the time of Noah
the whole earth was Hooded." then
&sk* (what Bcems a silly question):
"What was the whole tarth at that
time?" and Infers because America
was not discovered until more than ;i
thousand years lifter Christ, that it
was not ii part of the earth at the
date of the flood, or that the waters
never covered this part of the earth.
To my mind it requires more faith
to believe in a deluge, that covered
half the earth and left the other half
dry than to believe in a universal flood
hs declared in Genesis.
It is written that "the wisdom of
their wise men shall perish and the
understanding of the prudent shall bo
hid." An earnest student of the Bible,
for truth's sake, finds In Its symbol
isms and types treasures new and
old. No one with such an object sole
ly can fail to find comfort und his
faith strengthened in the "Living
Word" which is verity and truth,
whether the scientists are in agree
ment with it or not. J. R. KITTS.
SEEKING A REAL CURE FOR
PROBLEMS IN FAMILY LIFE
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18.—[Editor
Herald]: "Tlie Writing on the Wall"
holds some of the questions that are
of the most vital Interest to men,
women and children. First, we have
some plain truths about the "trinities"
of the world shutting out the sight of
.siiiniris, sorrowing humanity "by paint
ing their windows." (I have never
undi istood why the church made such
a distinction between "painted windows
and painted faces.") The "Writing on
the Wall" enlightened me somewhat.
Second —Of what use is all this ac
cusing of husband by wife and wifo
by husband if after it all they merely
forgive and forget, commencing those
demoralising scone* all over again. The.
world Mjri "for the children's sßke."
Oh, no! Barbara forgave after there
was no child. That excuse was taken
fields, for thore ivero no roadj the
wu^on resched a stretch of well mac
adaintaad highway which betokened
•he fact that they had arrived within
the limits of the colony. The ronrl
wouud up the mountain side to tho
clean* village which Is tho center of tho
The a agon stopped In front of a
building which displayed the sign
"Hotel Gruf." The travelers w<>re
wondering how they would ask for
dinner in the sign language, whsn .sud
denly the door of the hotel opened and
Kave forth a bustling llttlo man, who
»h< uted, ' Welcome to our city.
Know you are from America, and I
will feed you Hunt. Get right out an.i
go In the parlor. You will find th<i
New York papers in there. I take tho
Joinal. I think William Randolph
Hoist Is the greatest man In Arne ka
since George Washington."
The Rurprlsed nnd delighted travelers
instantly knew that they wero at home
with a product of the melting: pot of
Hie east side of New York. Mr. Graf,
for he was the proprietor of tho hotel,
explained that he had left Uoumanla
for New York at the time his father\
joined the colony which came to Pal
estine, uls father died and left the
hotel and other property, which Mr.
Qraf of New York came to Palestine
to manage. He took great pride In
showing the Americans about the col
ony, but he constantly Interrupted him
self by asking questions about New
York and expressing the hope that
Mr. Hearst might yet bo president of
the United States.
It was evident that this particular
colonist greatly preferred Lorbor's res
taurant an.l th't Thalia theater on tho
"list side to the Plain of Sharon, tho
Promised Land, the Talmud and the
Torah. But not so the majority of
the thousand souls who made up the
colony. For here they havo found
peace and plenty instead of persecution
and poverty. The government of the
colony Is an absolute democracy of the
form of the old-time New Krigland
town meeting, with Just tie same
flavor of theocracy. The synagogue
and the school epitomize tho purposes
and nmbltlons of the people. In the
one the old men are constantly at
prayer for the coming of the Messiah
and the restoration of the kingdom of
tho Jews. In the other the children
are being taught to read and write and
catenate, after the fashion of modern
children In modern schools, with tho
strange distinction that the only Jan
guagc used )s Hebrew. Not Roumanian,
not French, not that strange Jargon
known as Yiddish, but the Hebrew of
the pure classics, the Hebrew of the
Talmud and the Kabblnlcal books of
The streets are well paved, lighted
by gas, there !s a waterworks system,
and many more evidences of twentieth
century civilization than one would ex
pert to find. The hospital, the gift of
Raron Rothschild, not only provides for
the members of the colony, but ex
tends Its ministrations to the Arabs,
Syrians and Bedouins of the neighbor-,
hood. The stores and shops look Ilk*
those of a small rural village In Amer
ica, and If It were not for the queer
dress of the old men and the ear-locks
which proclaim the eastern Jew, it
would be difficult for one to realize
that be Is standing under the shadow
of the flag of the shield of David.
In this colony the principal incomo
is derived from the vineyards. The
Bt'lnc produced la owned by the com
munity In common, and the colony's
public expenditures aro made from
the proceeds of the sain of the wine.
The remainder Is divided among the
heads of fumilles. The wlno presses
and vat» are sheltered by a hugn
building which resembles nn American
factory building. Underneath this are
the largest wine cellars In Asia. Mr.
Graf showed the American party
through Its dark and cavernous »cor-
rldors, proudly proclaiming that there
wan nothing like It in America, and
thriftily explaining that .this wine
could be had In New York or Chicago
under tho label "Samarlan Society."
The Amorlcans enjoyed the visit to
the colony not only hecuuso it afforded
tho opportunity to see the working of
a practical experiment In Zionism, but
also becaufle It was the most pros
perous place they saw In all Palestine.
Here the people were well fed, well
clothed, clean and contented. It is
only In the Zioniet colonies and in tho
German colonies that one finds Mich
conditions in Palestine. And yet Mr.
Graf was living proof that to the
average Jew the United States of
America, and not Palestine, is Zion.
Tomorrow—The Holy ljulil:
X —\ f'runader'n (aktlv.
away. She remained with him when
the child was gone for the same reason
she remainded with him when the child
was there —she wanted to be with the
man —was willing to risk another child's
life for this man who had failed her in
the past, and her knowledge of human
nature taught her he would fall again.
Both were hypocrits in their attitude
Inward each other ami toward the
world. Is this sort of thing the best
for humanity? I for one think here is
wh*r* the rottenness of life lies. The
church locks these people in a room
iiml says fight it out. And fighting It
(Hit men and women am doing today
with the home the buttle ground. Is (
this best for humanity?
What we need Is a matrimonial con
ference of some kind Where these con
ditions can be settled with more sarred
ness than can be done l>y millions of
battling men and women at the hearth
stone, and nino times out of every ten
with the children Interested witnesses.
The disease is centuries old. Is there
a cure? VIRGINIA DARE.
RUN OFF WALK BY ONE DOG,
TO BE BESET BY ANOTHER
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27.—[Editor
Herald]: That the city is overrun with
dogs goes without saying, and why
a peaceful city like Los Angeles should
have several thousand vicious bulldogs
is more than I caa see.
The average man has no more use for
a vicious bulldog than he has for a
tiger, for one is Just about as much usa
as tho other.
The writer while coming home from
church Sunday on Ltsighton avenue was
run oft the sidewalk by a largo brindle
bulldog, only to find on the other side
8. collie ready to snap his heels. I
should offpr as a suggestion that if we
levy a license of $15 per annum on bull
bitches. $10 on other large varieties and
$5 on little ones, there would soon be a
dearth of bull pups to annoy us.
O. I-. ROBERTSON.
Church —You don't expect your type***
writer to be perfect, do you?
Gotham —No; i do not ever expect to
gee the recording angel on this earth.
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