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Los Angeles Herald
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THOMAS £. GIBBON President
FRAME X. WOLFE Managing Editor
THOMAS 3. UOL9INO. ..Business Manager
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BFXASCO— "The Man of the Hour."
BURBAXK —"Cameo Klrby."
ITSCHEB'S — Musical faro*.
GRAND —"When Johnny Com»« Marching
MAJESTIC— Hopkins."
MASON—Lombard! Grand Opera company.
CHIEF GALLOWAY'S abolition of
the "tenderloin" or "purity squad"
is a reform. It Is not the duty
of the police to maka cases. It is not
the duty of the police to create crime
and punish the criminals. It is not
the duty of the police to establish rec
ords by- carrying out prearranged pro
grams. Some people never would suc
cumb to temptation unless they -were
led into it. They may bo unusually
■weak, but it Is not the duty of a
policeman to mako weakness develop
into wickedness.
A policeman is not a "regulator."
He is an agent of the law, and when
the law is not broken his duties are
of an entirely negative kind. It is not
a disgrace to a policeman when he can
find nobody to arrest, and he is not
necessarily neglectful of his duty
merely because some comic writer may
talk of him as "an idle club twirler."
In an ideal city, inhabited by law
abiding men and women, the police
never wou'd be called on to make ar
rests; but this would not be a reflec
tion on the diligence of the police. It
would be a testimony of the high char
acter of the city. The police force
should be composed of gentlemen with
such well defined ldeac of their rela
tions to the public that they would
never, by assuming an overlordshlp
and superiority they certainly do not
possess, come Into conflict with mem
bers of the public they are. employed
to guard, help and protect.
MO.ST important of all the world
movements and most, fraught
with future possibilities for the
United States Is the new "China for
the Chinese" campaign. It Is the re
sult of European aggression In Asia,
on the one hand, ancj the exclusion of
Chinese from America on the other
(this being taken by the orientals as
the sign of an "America for the
Americans" campaign). It has led to
the invasion of Thibet by a conquer
ing Chinese army, drilled and officered
by Japanese and carrying complete
modern equipment of mountain and
machine guns AND WIRELESS AP
It is not pleasant for the white man
to reflect the menace presented by an
oriental power of great mass com
manded by officers of high Intelligence,
derrving its crowning efficiency from
Caucasian inventiveness and ingenu
ity along warlike lines.
It is high time for the great peace
pact; high time white clvllliatlon
began to exercise united influence in
ending war's havoc and destruction.
Thus, perhaps, even at the eleventh
hour, may be averted a possible catas
trophe caused by nco-clvlllzatlons and
semi-barbaric powers Which have bor
rowed the white man's ideas and the
results of his Inventive Ingenuity.
They may borrow his unholy passion
for strife and conquest if he do not,
by a magnificent International Cau
casian example, prove to the nations
now emerging from barbarism that
peace, and not war. Is the ethical sign
of the highest rlvlllz.ition and the
roost advanced progress.
!•» r.\.v.u ; ALEXANDER'S subject
ill before the Tbungr Men's Chris
•i*J- tlan association, "The Citizen's
■ Duty to the Public Official," possessed
many merits, Including the merit of
novelty. And is It not surprising that
■ there should be an element of novelty
in a discussion of the citizen's duty
toward the men to -whom he has com
mitted the task of/caring for his Inter
Is it not a fact that much of the mu
nicipal mlsgrovernment from -which va
-1 rloua cities of the United States have
suffered has been dua to the ALOOF
his men into office, and then goes
about his business; and if anyone
should suggest It would be well if he
', paid some attention to public affairs,
1 In too many cases undoubtedly would
! give the sago (?) reply that time is
money, and his is- too valuable to be
devoted to meddling: (with public mat
• ter*.
It is certainly the» citizen's duty to
take a keen intereat'in his public offi
cials, In the men who are looking af
ter his Interests. It is his duty to up
hold them, back them, boost them, and
if necessary defend them when it is
obvious they are doing their best. And
should an occasion arise when a citi
zen possessed of special information,
the result of ;unusuali special experience,
may use that information for the en
lightenment or guidance of public offi
He should not stand by, in the superi
ority of special experience, waiting to
criticise public officials who have not
had his special experience. It is his
duty to come forward and to tell his
public officials all he knows about the
case in point, the matter under delib
eration. When he knows what is right
he should not remain dumb, but should
tell them what Is right. In order that
they may go ahead safely, in a way
that will promote the best interests of
the city.
nent Institution in Los Angeles.
But permanence is guaranteed
only by constant watchfulness, con
stant effort. Eternal vigilance Is the
price of liberty and of good govern
ment. Citizens who have at heart the
maintenance In Los Angeles of a
system of civic administration which
depends upon principles and not upon
politics should aid the Good Govern
ment cause by every means In their
power—should give It practical as well
as moral support. In order that the
expenses connected with the cause of
Good Government may be met prompt
ly. In a businesslike way. Good Gov
ernment directors recommend that the
trustees endeavor to raise subscriptions
by an appeal to the public, instead of
depending principally upon the sub
scriptions of those of large means.
There are probably several thousand
persons in Los Angeles county who
would be willing to show their appre
ciation of good government by sub
scribing a moderate amount monthly,
and it is suggested a campaign for
such subscriptions be instituted and
the minimum amount to be solicited
fixed at $1 a month or $10 a year in
Undoubtedly within the next twelve
months great demands will be made
upon the fund for purposes fully as
worthy of support as those assisted
during the past year, and as our city
and county grow in population more
money will be needed to conduct prop
erly the work which will naturally look
to the fund for support.
We hope all good citizens of Los An
geles will continue to take an active,
practical Interest in the movement for
a Better Los Angeles as well as a
REPUBLICAN Insurgency la being
extended to the east. The reasons
are given by Ray Stannard Baker,
who by the American Magazine was
sent on a tour of investigation. He
shows how the financial Interests of
New England "have entered Into a
combination with Senator Lodge and
his machine, working in conjunction
with the New Haven railroad, which
has been allowed to absorb the Boston
& Maine and get a complete monopoly,
without giving the people any further
power of regulation.
In the last congress, says Mr. Baker,
the Republican senators and congress
men were able to get for Massachu
setts the extreme of tariff favors for
the wealthy manufacturers. Free hides
will help the Massachusetts shoe
makers. A low duty on coal will help
manufacturers In general. No schedule
In the tariff bill Is more iniquitous and
unjust than the woolen schedule. Even
President Taft, who has defended the
tariff bill as a whole, not only could
not defend the woolen schedule, but
repeatedly attacked It. When It came
up In the house it was voted against
by Mr. McCall, one of the Republican
congressmen from Massachusetts. As
a result of this schedule the people of
the country for some time to come
will be compelled to wear poorer cloth
ing, for which they will have to pay
higher prices, and cotton and woolen
manufacturers will grow richer and
Ex-Governor Guild sees In Republi
can insurgency the country's only way
out of difficulties and dangers. He
says that since there cannot be a
"square deal" there must he a "new
deal," adding: "I believe in direct
nominations by the peoplo for the
United States senate. I believe tho
test of a customs duty should be, not,
'Is this or that duty demanded?" but,
■Is this or that duty NEKDED?" I be
llnve In the removal of alj duties such
as those on coal, lumber, etc., which
mean, not protection for American In
dustries, but a premium on the de
itructlon of national resources.
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The German government will not give moral or material aid to the American exhibition of
machinery.—News Item. .
LOS ANGELES will be a better
equipped city when it provides
itself with the municipal lodging
house recommended by E. A. Brown.
C /ing to the western drift of popula
tion, the necessity for a lodging house
of the kind now in successful and be
neficent operation in New York be
comes more and more apparent in Los
The municipal lodging house should
not be regarded as a ciiarity, but as
a social necessity. Every means that
may be adopted that will aid In pro
viding the greatest good for the great
est number, and that will help people to
help themselves, should be advocated
and encouraged.
In our city of progress, enlighten
ment and Americanism, a popular lodgr
ing house that will be of service to our
"poor but independent" fellow citizens
Ehould certainly be established.
The first principles of Americanism
can all be Included in Theodore Roose
velt's phrase, "a square deal," but it
must be remembered the square deal
is not for the capitalist alone; the
square deal Is not for the wage earner
alone; the uquaro deal is not for the
employer alone; the square deal is not
for the employed alone. The square
deal Ip for everybody, and anyone who
directly or indirectly is not getting
the benefit of it is not being allowed
to share in the benefits of American
Excellent progress in good roads con
struction is reported. Equipped with
the finest system of good roads In the
United States, Los Angeles county and
Southern California will find their ef
ficiency and value greatly increased.
With good roads, the wealthiest and
most prosperous county in the United
Statos will become even more wealthy
and more prosperous.
Germany won't give material or
moral support to the American exhibi
tion of machinery in Berlin next sum
mer. Yet the label "made in Germany"
is on more and more goods that seek
Editor Defends Women
Against Extravagance Charge
ison's letter to Los Angeles Her
ald Letter Box, In which he at
tributed the scarcity of food and the
high cost of living to the love women
hold for expensive bonnets, the San
Francisco Star says:
It may be that Mr. Hutchison writes
facetiously, but we assume that he
wrlt«l seriously. If ho writes seriously
it strikes us that it is not so much a
question of the Star's "nerve" In pub
llsning or not publishing his letter, as
It is his "nerve" in writing such a
letter and requesting us or anybody
else to publish It.
Mr. Hutdhlson is personally a "good
fellow," but the Star cannot agree with
him when he classes the women of
America with the "lilies of the field
that toil not. 1'
For the women of America toil. 1 hey
have stopped spinning, to be sure—a
fact which Mr. Hutchison regrets
deeply—because there is no particular
reason why women should run in op
position to steam. Mr. Hutchison also
regrets that they no longer milk cows,
or feed pigs. or even work in the gar
den. All of which i 3 very sad, in
But even relieved of the spinning
wht el. OOW pMtare and pigpen duties
which Mr. Hutchison regrets so strong
ly, the American woman linn her hands
pretty full. She and her husband are
partners in an enterprise—an enter
prise called home. The husband has
his work to do In providing the funds
for carrying the enterprise on; the
wife's part is to administer those
funds to the fjopt advantage. And this
the true wife ■ does. She has not the
eight hour diiy, as men who belong to
unions have anil ought to have. Her
hours Include a pretty good percent
age of the twenty-four; her compen-
the markets of the world. Germany's
lack of "bn^'ness sporting blood" will
be disappointing to many admirers of
the great Teutonic nation.
President Taft complains of his lone-
Komencss In the White House. The
president seems to have lost his good
spirits. All his recent utterances have
been most doleful, and, as far as they
relate to himself, apologetic. To be
sure, Teddy R. is coming home. But
that Ehould not discourage President
Taft. He should cheer up.
When we remember Japan owes much
of its modern success to Its devotion to
higher education, we may well enter
tain the opinion books like Crane's at
tacks on education are more than
merely "absurd." They are menaces
to the free Institutions of this pro
gressive republic.
"Squash?" Oh, you will know all
about it sooner or later. It Is a new
game, and the president's son is one
of Its devotees. It sounds like an Im
proved football rush. But as to what
it really is, we can only give the fa
mous answer of the father of Its
Corporations which wish to make an
nual return of net Income for 1909
without heavy penalty must hurry, as
only a few days remain. The new tax
law is in active operation, and It Is the
duty of citizens to inform themselves
as to its requirements and to live up
to them.
April 24 will be Good Health Sunday.
Anti-tuberculosis sermons will be
r- cached and literature distributed. The
disease can be prevented, and it can
be cured. But the peorle are perishing
for lack of knowledge, and a campaign
of education is being conducted.
National Association of Retail Mil
liners will establish in New York a
millinery arts college. Another rap for
poor Mr. Crane.
Washington's cherry tree is still a
cherry tree, although most of the other
stories of that period are chestnuts.
sation comes from a sense of duty '
well performed. She doesn't even get
cigars. She literally works for "board
and lodging and clothes." The man
who turn* his week's earnings over to
his wife doesn't "give her the money"
any more than the single man gives his
landlady money when ho pays rent or
board bills.
The wife receives the money to ad
minister It for the benefit of the fam
ily. That the average wife administers
it well is shown by the fact that com
paratively few men begin to save until
after they are married. This means
that the American woman, signs of
whose "decadence" Mr. .Hutchison
thinks he has discovered, can make
the Income go farther, for two and
sometimes for more than the man at
the same work can make It go for one.
No. the Star cannot agree with Mr.
Hutchison that woman's "extrava
gance" is the "real cause of the pre
vailing hard times," even though she
does like, a bird's wing on her hat and
ha's her opinion in the matter of her
gowns. And, anyhow, a man (If he
be really a man) prefers to see his wife
becomingly dressed.
We may add that today the Star
could not be published but for a wom
an—the woman whom we have the
honor to call our wife. It was she
who give us courage when we might
have faltered. It was she who, when
the doctor said we must die, made us
live. In the darkest hour— she
ever made bright— have had a
"guide, philosopher and friend." There
fore, we say:
Oh, woman. In this world of our».
What boon can ba compared to thee?
How .-•low would draft life's weary hour*
Though man's proud brew were crown'd with
flowers, ■.
.Ami hl» the wealth of land ana lea,
If dnstln'd to exist alone
And ne'er call woman's heart his own!"
Public Letter Box
for publication must bo accompanied by the
name and uddre» of Hie writer. The H.mlil
(Ivn the wldput latitude to correipondenta,
but atsumes no renponalbllltT' for their view*.
EAGI/E ROCK, Feb. 22.—[Editor
Herald]: The greatest of all states
men. Abraham Lincoln, said that labor
existed prior to, and was deserving of
greater consideration than capital. He
also declared that as a result of the
war the money power had become so
entrenched that If left uncurbed all of
liberty might be lost, a,nd he further
said: "My heart trembles for the fu
turo of my country." I wish to re
iterate with emphasis that "labor pro
duces all wealth; if one man received
much that he does not earn, many
must fail to receive all that they do
earn;" and I assert that this present
capitalistic system is responsible for,
and the cause of all the evils that
curia civilization today, from child
slavery, white slavery, slums, pauper
ism and crime, down to those litho
graphic nightmares, tlio obnoxious
billboards. This system cannot last;
If the people do not unite at the polls
and right the wrongs we see, we will
drift into a repetition of the dark ages,
or worse.
There Is only one remedy, and that
is the collective ownership of the
means of production and distribution;
all tools that are collectively used
must be collectively owned; then, and
not till then, will justice bo possible.
It is true that mental as well as
manual liibor fhould be rewarded; the
engineer that plans a great undertak
ing' is entitled to pay as well as the
man who Jigs the ditch; the editor
who uses his talent in an honest ef
fort to make this world better and
blighter deserves the love and respect
of his fellowmen, aa well as liberal
compensation; but the captain of in
dustry Mho uses and abuses his power
for the sole purpose of increiislng his
power, and aggrandizing himself at the
expense of humanity is paid out of all
proportion to his merits. If this "ra
tiocination" is wrong, men of superior
learning and culture should have no
difficulty in shattering the argument
of a common workingman, without re
sorting to vague insinuations of an
archy, scurrility, etc.; such tactics only
prove the weakness of their position. ,
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19.—[Editor
Herald]: Will Edward L. Hutch
ison spend a few mornings taking
note of the 50,000 children passing In
and out of the schools in Los Angeles
and then ask if women produce any
thing worth while?
Why get discouraged because times
change—machinery takes place of
handwork —or because some milliners
produce nightmares or some women go
to i lurip shows, not to say prizefights?
Plenty of women are still at the good
old business of producing future men
and women, getting them along
through measles and ehickenpox, etc.,
etc., in some cases spanking them In
the good old way no machine has im
proved upon, so vgorously, it is hoped,
that they will always remember one
woman producer at leust. Products of
the latter sort generally keep sound
and do not get sour .under any con
ditions. MARY ANN BROWN.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23.—[Editor
Herald]: I heartily agree with your
Duarte correspondent M. in today's
Letter P>ox anent the excellence of The
Herald In every detail, and am ready
to concede that it is a waste of time
and space for men to discuss a re
ligious subject, or any other for that
matter, without exorcising due charity
and courtesy for each other.
Notwithstanding all that M. has
cited concerning- the different sects
and denominations, their wars and
bloodsheds, it* only shows forth the
Ignorance of those times, having a
tea] without knowledge. And while
tbeee d«ed* done in the name of "re
ligion" bring contempt of the "I ruth"
it in nowise abrogates it. I regard the
qu.stinri of "religion" (and by this I
refer neither to creeds, sects nor de
nominations hs niofc). Hut the re
building uf man to right relationship
Growth of the Telephone
Frederic J. Haskin
aEW branches of business have
enjoyed the development that
has marked the activities of
voice transmission. Tele
phones have multiplied o«er
and over again until there are
now more than 6.000,000 in use
in the United States. Talk over wires
has increased to such an extent that
the companies which keep account of
their messages show a total of about
10.000,000,000 conversations a year, and
these constitute only about half of the
total number of messages.
It is said that the Bell Telephone
company added 2000 instruments a day
to Its servlco during 1909, and that the
Independent companies did equally
well, if not better. New York has
250.000 telephones and Chicago 180,000.
The exchanges of the latter city ar^
the busiest In the world. They average
twenty-two conversations on each lino
a day, or about 1,100,000 messages each
twenty-four hours. The average con
versation is said to be 200 words loner,
so that the total number of words spo
ken over Chicago telephones in a. day
would fill 1500 ordinary sized books.
The wireless telephone is being per
fected gradually, and inventors confi
dently predict that the next ton years
will see remarkable progress in voice
transmission. As the telegraph was
the forerunner of the telephone, and
the wireless telegraph the harbinger
of the wireless telephone, so it is be
lieved that picture transmisison by
wire and wireless will be followed by
actual seeing by wire. It is predicted
that people of this generation may yet
behold the person at the other end of
the line when they us? the telephone.
Train dispatching by telephone is be
ins; adopted by many important rail
roads, and in the recent eastern bliz
zard it proved a last resort in the
handling of trains. Between Rochester
and Syracuse the New York Central
did not have a single telegraph line In
operation. In spite of the fact that the
telephone wires were crossed in two
places and further Interfered with by
the breakdown of the Niagara Tower
company's high tension transmisison
line, they were able to perform passa
ble service. The same was true on
the Delaware division of the Pennsyl
vania railroad. While the telephone
wires were crossed and broken, the op
erators were still able to talk the en
lire length of the division. The rail
road officials stated afterwards that
but for the telephone not a wheel
could have been moved until the tel
egraph wires were repaired.
• • • •
President Taft has one of the big
gest telephone booths ever made. Not
only is it roomy enough for him. but
his stenographer can enter it with him.
It Is finished in a way that makes it
a notable piece of cabinet making.
The White House has one of the best
branch telephone systems ever in
stalled. In addition to the public sys
tem, there is a private system, which
leads to the capitol and the various
executive departments, over which the
confidential business of the govern
ment is transacted. Uncle Sam is the
world's greatest user of the telephone.
In the past the government was given
a flat rate for its business; today it is
charged so much per message, and
the government clerk cannot use the
telephone for his own private business
except by resorting to pay stations.
Even when a subscriber calls up a
clerk, he must leave his number and
have the clerk go to the pay station
and call him. In this way the Wash
ington telephone company gets double
pay for many of its messages.
Tho automatic, telephone exchange
has been on trial for some time, and
has proved such a success that several
concerns in America are now manu
facturing sufh equipment. On this
exchange each subscriber is able to
make his own connection, and there
is no chance for back talk. On the
subscriber's apparatus there is a clock
like affair with ten holes in its face,
numbered from zero to nine. When
a person wishes to call 9662, for in
stance, he takes the receiver from the
hook, puts his finger in hole 9 and ro
tates the disk as far aa it will go, then
permits it to return automatically to
its normal position. He repeats the
same operation for each of the three
other numbers. The connection is
made through the selective principle
used in party line service. When it
has been established and the conver
sation is concluded, hanging the. re
ceiver on the hook disconnects the
telephone and the subscriber is ready
to call up another person. It is so
arranged that no one can ring in on
the conversation. The switchboard is
always in service, and the subscriber
can be sure there has been no indif
ference to his call.
Norwegian fishermen are using a
new micro-telephone apparatus to de
tect the coming of a shoal of fish.
The instrument is inclosed in a water
tight box and submerged in the soa.
It is connected with a receiver in the
bo:it. and the listener can hear the
to his Creator is the most vital fjues
tion before the American people today.
The ultimate emancipation of society
from all evil is dependent on it, as well
as the stability of nations.
And as the kingdom of Gnd Is to
be established on this planet in due
time, among mortal men and not In
■pme unknowable sphere, ft is the part
of Wlfdom to present truths long hid
den, or at best but imperfectly under
stood, that men who are of the truth
may understand, for It depends upon
"what manner of spirit they are of."
"He that is of God heareth God's
I do not believe for one moment
that The Herald, tho stout, fervent
and true champion of freedom and
righteousness, will at the suiggetsion of
M. close its columns to the presenta
tion of these truths, if presented in a
concise and courteous manner.
There are thousands of men and
women today who believe that mar
velous changes are imminent in this
old world of ours. Be this as It may,
it behooves wise men to ponder, and
above all to cease from scoffing.
LONO BKAOH, Feb. 23.—[Editor
Herald]: E. 1... Hutchison is right. The
eternal vanity of womon has Increased
the <"ost of living at my house ten fold.
Whaf is not spent for dciui birds to
decorate* hats is given to foreign mis
sions. For my part, I long for the
days wh?n women spent a few hours
each week at home and did not demand
their husbands' entire income for their
fripperies and folly.
tor Herald I: Just a line to say how
much I approve of E. L. Hutchison's
letter concerning the extravagance of
women. When my salury was JlB »
fllh coming when they are still some
distance away.
Th. telephone companies of the Unit
ed States are lending ther aid toward
the prevention of fires and the repres
sion of crime. In all cities hey transmit
message! free to fire alarm and police
stations, in Chicago the call for police
is Main 13, and it was used 62,005 times
n 190!» The fire alarm call, Main 0, was
used 8826 times. American telephone
companies could well Imitate a Copen
hagen company, which installed phono
graphs in Its central office. Whenever
an ir.ite subscriber abused an operator
over trto wiro she simply switched his
voice Into the phonograph. If he were
at fault lie was summoned to the office
and asked to listen to himself talk.
As an abuse-repressor It has proved a
great success.
Selling time service as a by-product
of the busness is one of the latest
wrinkles in telephones. For many years
the Western Union has sold standard
time, service, though It never has
pushed the idea. Now comes a Mis
souri man wth a master-clock in the
telephone office, with which clocks in
the homes and offices of subscribers
are connected. Where the experiment
has been tried it has proved satisfac
toryl and It is not improbable that
hustling telephone companies every
where will adopt the idea.
Telephones are now sometimes at
tached to barbers 1 chairs. A New
Jersey barber installed several in. his
shop, and his patronage has increased
because of it. In this way the busy
man can keep In. touch with his office
while bens shaved or having a hair
cut- . . .
The Germans have a telephone which
seems to be the acme of convenience.
The transmitter and receiver are made
into one piece in such a way that when
the subscriber holds the receiver to
his ear, the transmitter is in the cor- .
rect position before his mouth. Thus
one hand is always free and both trans
mitter and receiver can be moved as
far as the cord will permit.
A Philadelphia Inventor has brought
out a fire-hose telephone. It consists
of a wire connection woven through the
lengths of the hose and a small port
able telephone attached to each end of
the lino of hose. In this way the fire
men may talk with the chief and get
orders even when the latter is a block
or more away from the fire. Whenever
the hose sections are put together the
wire connection is made automatically.
Thomas Thome Baker, In charge of
the photo-telegraphic department of
the London Daily Mall, has perfected
a new photographic transmitting device
which he calls the telectograph. It is
being used between the London and
Manchester offices of the Mall especial
ly for the transmission of pictures from .
the London office to the Manchester
office, where they appear simultaneous
ly with their publication In London.
From four to five hours are saved over
the transmission by mall. It takes one
hour to transmit a picture.
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The illustration is first photographed
through a screen ruled like a checker
board with seventy-five lines each way
to the Inch. By chemical treatment
the devoloped plate is made to con
tain little fish-glue dots, one dot for
each mesh in the screen. As the nee
dle, corresponding to the needle of a
phonograph, passes over the plate
these glue dots alternately make and
break the circuit, and corresponding
impulses. are sent over the wires. At
the other end of the line a needle acts
in the same manner on paper so sensi
tized that the little impulses of elec- '
tricky make a black mark at each
mesh, corresponding in Intensity with
the degree of the impulses. Consequent
ly, when the reproducing needle has
followed the sending needle through
all of the little meshes on the sending
plate, an exact reproduction of tho
original with all its gradations of
light and shade Is the result. A line
between London and Paris is being
planned and will soon be in operation.
The very newest thing in electrical
circles is "Farming by Wireless." At
the recent Hobby Night of tho National
Press club in Washington, Prof. Willis
Moore stated that the highly electrified
northwest wind is the source of Ameri
ca's remarkable energy, and, in keeping
with this idea, some English scientists
are making experimental efforts to
transfer the energy of the atmosphere
to products of the soil. They rigged up
an oil engine and dynamo and covered
some twelve acres of land with a series
of parallel wire lines not so high as
telegraph lines, but still high enough
to be out of the way of farm opera
tions. Through these wires electrical
currents are sent over tho growing
crops with remarkable results. Anyone
walking below the wires can feel the
effect on the hair of the head as of a
cobweb on the face. At dusk, just be
fore the power is cut off, there is a
plow visible wherever a leakage of
current occurs. The current is turned
on several hours each day, and the
photographs of crops grown under
such stimulations show that by this
means production may be Increased
by one-half.
week wo saved a little money. Now
that it is three times that much I am
running into debt. It's the bridge stunt
anil the endless amount of good clothes
«nd feathers and hats that keeps my
nose to the grindstone. Women's clubs
get too much of my earnings and I get
along with two suits of clothes a year
and sew on my own buttons. I hope
Mr. Hutchison will stand his ground.
I can't get a decent meal at home, and
If I could afford steak it would be
Hey diddle diddle!
To live is a riddle.
For prices are high as the moon. ' ■-■'.
The Beer Trust may laugh
As it gives us the gaff,
But the meat strike will settle It coon.
My fat hen, my fat hen,
Eh<* lays fresh eggs for gentlemen;
But tho price the gentlemen have to pay
Makes them crazier every day.
Old Mother Hubbard
She went to the cupboard
To get her poor dog a bone; . * *-■ ',
But it cost so much pelf
That she ate it herself
And so the poor dog had none.
Little Tommy Tucker
Sang for his supper.
And though he sang to beat the Dutch,
The price of meat was up so much
That all the supper Tommy had
Was crusts of bread, the poor young lad!
There wns an old woman who lived In a
She had so many children she didn't know
where she was at;
For food cost so much that they couldn't be
fed. . .■.•..:■-■,■
So she fed them on snowballs and ««nt them
to bed.
Twinkle, twinkle, little chop!
Tell me when your price will drop;
Like the stars up in the sky, i:»V :*ij..:
Just at present you're too high. I
Old King Cole was a hungry old soul—
Oh. a hungry old soul was lie! „ .i-
He called for some steak and a bit of roast
And lie ordered lamb cutlets three; '
But oh, when the butcher sent him th« bill
Ola King Col* became terribly 111. • '
—Paul Wat in M. I. W«rl4-

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