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Los Angeles Herald
?"'"'" ISSUED EVER* MORNING BY
' THE HERALD CO. -
i THOMAS B. GIBBON ............. President
FRANK E. W0LFE.......M«n»«1n« Editor
THOMAS 3. GOLDING... Business M«na«er
DAVID O. BAILLIB. Associate Editor
Enured as second elas* matter at the
fMtofflce In Los Angeles.
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*ger, .
Population of Los Angeles 327,685
CLEAR- CRISP AND CLEAN
AT THE THEATERS
Atmrronmi — Allan, dancer.
BEI/ASCO — "The Garden of Lie*."
BWU»A>'K —"Th« Lion and the Mouse."
EMPlßE—Vaudeville.
GRAND— Cingalee."
MEI>K>' — "Proa Frou."
OLYMPIC —Musical farce.
ORPHKUM—Vaudeville.
PlUNClsßS—Musical farce.
PRAYER FOR REFORM
BISHOP WHITEHEAD appointed
an Episcopalian day of pray r for
the, Rrafters of Pennsylvania, and
instructed the clergy tv prMCh ser
mons on civic righteousness, corporate
repentance and confession, Intemper
ance, political chicanery, graft and
fraud.
Special petitions were offered, from
which we quote:
"O Lord, the great and drendfuJ
God, who keepest covenant and mercy
With them that love Thee, nnd to them
that keep Thy commandments, we
come to Thee confessing our own sins
and shortcomings and those of the
people amongst whom we dwell We
have indeed ginned and done wickedly.
. . . Save this whole community
from political corruption, greed. Intem
perance, lawlessness, the violation of
the Lord's Day, tho violation of the
sanctity of marriage and every false
way."
All these errors are the result of
great wealth unevenly distributed. The
conditions which are now causing ex
citement because they have been I)IS
COVERED (they have been In immoral
existence, without being discovered, for
many years of prosperity-shouting j are
unhappily not < onlined to Plttsburg,
and the Kpiscopal prayer summarises
Ills that menace the republic.
Repentance no doubt Is better than
brazen indifference; but It will take a
great deal more than repentance to
make amends for the debauchery of
the great republic and the violation of
the first, principles of Americanism by
the Infernal trusts and their allies, par
asites and hired di tenders.
If the story of Plttsburg should cause
a revival of Americanslm, and a de
termination to adopt tho Golden Rule,
the squaii- deal and the Declaration of
Independence as the national standards
oi' conduct, it will be. of practical Dene
fit to the community, and the snivel
ing repent mta and blubbering hypo
, "caught with the goods," will
have the sorry consolation of knowing
they have not sinned in vain
COLLEGE MEN
COLLEGE men in Los Angeles have
formed an association, and will
try t' make the college influence
felt in the life of the metropolis. In
the i I nf college men there
is no assumption of superiority. There
is ii"t a II ge mni who is not aware
the most successful men of
today * attribute their success to the
fact thej ' no lucation.
At the same time, there i.- not a
Citizen who Is not willing to admit a
college training, other things being
equal, should p.i*.- i'ie average man
a method of reasoning oui the prob
lems of life which should enable him
to take a more than usually Intelligent
interest in public affairs.
Collegea that teach mi n to think for
tfeemselves are Invaluable to a nation.
•\Yh;,t' \ i me i lure of success mi ny
irn'ii of the Scottish race have achieved
in various countries and in many oc
ouiiations is attributable to thi [act
the old-fashioned Scottish colleges with
their schools of log-lc turned out In
dependent thinkers. But collets that
only teach mm what other men have
thought are schools of appreciation
and imitation; not of Initiative and of
action. There are colleges and col
leges. Some are like museums of
mentality. Others are like mental
gymnasiums. That's the difference.
VOTE THE BONDS
RARELY have the citizens of Greater
Los Angeles and never have those
of any other city had such
an opportunity of improving their con
dition and augmenting their prosperity
presented to them as exists in the com- j
ing bond election. When, one week
from today, the bonds are voted, LO«
Angeles will be in fair way of being j
able to takp advantage of the mag- j
nllleent opportunities which friends and ;
onlookers, as well M residents, have
seen could be hers for the tnkiiiK. But |
they must be taken. There must be j
action.
One part of .the great bond program ]
Is concerned with the issuance and a I
sale of $3,000,000 harbor bonds. The |
harbor of Greater Los Angeles, with I
the Improvements provided tor by the |
bonds, "ill be the finest on the wi St
COaat, and its commodious nature, its
safety, its centrnlity, its accessibility
to all routes of travel and tratwporta- |
tlon, by »ea and by shore, may be ;id
vertised to the world.
Maritime Interests abroad are watch
ing closely thp development of the har-
bor. As soon as word of the luccetl
of the harbor bonds reaches some of
the most Important aeaporti of the
world arrangements will be begun look-
Ihk to the use of tlic harbor In connec- j
tlon with the great trade route In ;
which the Panama canal will be an
Important factor, that which 1* con
cerned with the orient, the Hawaiian
islands and thp West Indies.
One of the greatest Bone I of trade in
the dvlllied world will be that in
which the scope of operations embrao I
Glasgow, Liverpool, New York, the
West Indies, Panama, GREATER LOS
ANGELES and the Pacific Islands; and
doubtless the route will finally be ex
tended until via Bues and Panama
great traders are constantly circum
navigating the globe. Think, then, of
the COLOSSAL nature of the Interests
involved in the SUCCESS OF LOS AN
GELES' $3,000,000 harbor bonds election,
and VOTK THE BONOS.
Bat there is another picture equally
fascinating to all who enjoy the thrill
of BUILDING UP NKW COUNTKIES.
And any man who has not the CON
STRUCTIVE forcei strongly developed
in him has no business in (Greater Los
Anseles.
By Issuance and sale of 18,500,000
aqueduct power bonds, the industrial
and manufacturing Interests of Greater
LOI AngelM will be established and
production of salable products entered
Into on such a larpe scale that with
Die aid of the Kreal harbor with its
plentiful competitive- steamship service
to bring raw materials and distribute
goods, Greater ].*>* Angeles win be
come the commercial and manufactur
ing metropolis of the west.
An.i the climate win be every int ai
good! Hi' 1 Ml" wUI shine just as bright
ly; the breezes will Mow just as zephyT-
Ishly; the skies will be Just as blue:
heaven's preat ozone factory will be
just as busy and work will be plentiful,
waßos will be Rood, and prosperity Will
be abundant and general.
"VILLAOB OB CITTT" .
With uninterrupted good govi rnment,
Greater Los Angeles will be the mer
cantile, manufacturing, maritime, in
dustrial, social, educational, financial
capital and metropolis of the we tern
states and of the American Union.
ROOSEVELT, INSURGENT
Orrt morning Republican contem
porary says: "There la no) i more
regular Republican In the coun
try than Tti lore Roosevelt. He has
never been an Insurgent He has al
ways been a sroml lighter, but has never
> ■ known to be the odd man on the
jury."
This statement conveyi a meaning
opposed to that di rived from ex
perlencei and observations of men who
have watched Colonel Roosevelt's
. in ■•■!-, especially those who are m
mlliar with political condition* in the
K'n at eaatern city and atate of which
he Is the favorite sen.
Colonel Roosevelt's entire political
life has Illustrated Insurgency and the
doctrine of free will In politics, aa op
posed to imssism and program,
C.lonel Roosevelt from the tlrst day
of his public career advocated elimina
tion of machine polities from any con
nection with the selection Of public
officeholders, a civil service commis
sioner to begin with—and during »
Democratic administration—he has
never ceased to be a civil service re
former. If Americanism, independence
and a spirit which refuses to truckle
to machine domination or to acknowl
edge the supremacy of any political
pope be Insurgency, Theodore i;
velt Is an Insurgent.
It Is a curious fact that at the out
set of his political career Roosevelt
was most viciously attacked by Re
publican machine organs in New York
for refusing sturdily to be, with re
spect to the Republican machine, the
obedient soldier the .Los Angeles
machine Republican paper says he Is!
The Platt Republicans of New York
called Koosevelt an Insurgent, and in
wild alarm sought to read him out of
the ranks, but failed. They sought to
11 on him the name "Mugwump,"
but failed. They tried to accuse him
of being a "kid-glove" reformer, but
failed, miserably. "It was to laugh."
Mr. Roosevelt, by conquering- the !:■■
publican machine and forcing it to
accept him with his insurgency, his
reforms, his contempt for party tradi
tion, his broad-minded Americanism,
saved the Republican party .from dis
astrous defeat, and it owes its pros
perity today to its reconstruction on
the line.- „! Koo.-i.voM insurgency. That
rity is being imperiled by the
reactionaries. To try to persuade the
public Roosevelt is a regular or ma
chine Republican and is out of sym
pathy with the Insurgents will not
prevent machine Republican disaster.
Success of harbor and power bonds
will give thi- world another line exam
ple of the Los Angeles way.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, APRTL 12. 1010.
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WILLIAM D. STEPHENS
FOR CONGRESS
THE HERALD fool? thai it can
consistently congratulate Re
publican fellow i itizfns upon hav
ing an opportunity »i the approaching
primary election of voting: for William
n. Btephem as their candidate for
rongreu from this iii«trM. The fact
that the congressional diatrl ;. contain
ing a constituency which probably av
erages higher In Intelligence than nny
other congressional constituency In
America, ha* for come years been rep
resented in Washington In a manner
which, to put It very mildly, docs not
■ the average Intelligence and
iibiiity of the voters, has been an oc
casion of regret to many cltlisns,
Bhould Mr. Btepheni bo nominated
tor congress by his party, iincl this
district do as it has done for many
years, return a Republican, all cltisena
of whatever party win at iMut have
the satisfaction of knowing that the
district is represented in Washington
by .1 man who Is in the best sense of
the word a n presentative man.
Mr. Stephens' announcement of hisr
platform, which we publish in another
■ olumn of The Herald, is, from any
I mdpolnt, a very satisfactory decla
ration of principles, and It marks him
as belonging to the progressive wing
..I' hi^ own party. The opposition
which lie announces to -'Joe ('annon-
ism" undoubtedly will he found satis
factory to a large majority of the vot
ers of his own party, and In thai r -
i as well as many others lie has
assumed an attitude entirely different
from the position occupied by the
present representative of the district
| at Washington.
while Mr. Btephena belongs t c o a par
t; tor which The Herald has no right
to speak. It cannot forbear congratU
! latlng him upon the very ■■sine and
! iic" , haracter of bis decimation of
i principles.
PREVENTION AND CURE
SINCE New York reports the poor
of that city have not yet reoov
. ■ il from the effe bf of the fin-
I panic and families that for
many months wire underfed and over
anxious because work and Income h id
failed arc still In arrears for rent and
latlng meager meals, It Is surely in
order to surest that measures be ta
ken which would prevent starvation
of citizens of ti.e United States enti
tled to life, liberty nrid the pursuit of
happiness.
It seems to us it is the state's con
cern to prevent conditions which re
duce the efficiency of the population,
increase risks of disease an! percent
ages of mortality, and Interfere with
the best interests of the American na
tion. We never could understand and
do not believe it is reasonable to ex
pect a reasonable being to understand
| why the human factor in the equation
j should not be more regarded In the
problem of social economics.
Poverty Is as injurious as a plague.
Its effects are far reaching. No part
lety can be Injured without injury
to all society, because society is In
terrelated and causes and effects con
stitute practically an endless chain of
sequences and consequences, action
and reaction.
Even as smallpox for years was neg
lected or accepted as a necessary evil,
with a result the national visage whs
marred, and It was rare to meet men
or women without the telltale fa
cial marks, so poverty Ib now being
neglected or accepted aa a necessary
evil and tho national visage Is being
marred. And the danger to the class
that enjoys a surplus is aa great as
tlie danger to the clai-.s that is annoyed
by a deficiency. Poverty is sapping
some of the vitality of the American
nation, and reports from New York In
dicate clearly the country positively
The Beehive Upset
cannot afford to undergo another ex- ,
perlcnce like a financial panic.
What steps are being taken to pre
vent other possible financial flurries
from Injuring the nation? What steps
; are being taken to insure the poorer
people against the disastrous conse
quences of deprivation? What steps j
are being taken to prevent the nation
from being dangerously weakened by
the results of exploitation?
Wonders will never cease. The Solid
Three of the board of supervisors are
at loggerheads over a winery license.
The vinous Interruption of ■ famous
friendship which beat that of Damon
and Pythias by one vote, the unex
pected interruption of a solidity th.it
seemed Immovable, will enable us to
hear without the slightest thrill of sur
prise that the Egyptian Sphinx has
found her long lost legs and hag wad
dled away for a stroll among the
Pyramids.
Good Government is an Issue In every
community In California. It will be
come the question of the hour in every
city and In every state In the Union,
and it will win victories all along the
Una. The Good Government movement
is an Indication of a return to the first \
principles of Americanism, which whs
bound to come. It Is the most hopeful
sign in the modern history of the
republic.
The Atlantic fleet will take another
big voyage. America seems to lie get
ting the circumnavigating habit. Many
citizens harassed by the uncertainties
of shore life envy Uncle Sam's sailors,
who are well fed, well clothed, well
sheltered, well cared for as long as
they attend to a simple routine of duty,
easily learned, that soon becomes sec
j ond nature.
Sunday schools throughout tli ■ coun
try are to be asked to teach the evils
of graft. The work should not be con
fined to the Sunday schools. Let
ho nes and day schools teach young
Americans the nation's history Is hon
orable, and graft is dishonorable to the
nation arid treacherous to the flag. It
is a form of treason.
Hotel proprietors and managers from
every part of the United States and
Canada are arriving in Los Angeles for
the convention of the Hotel Men's Mu
tual Benefit association. They will
agree that Greater Los Angeles is an
Ideal hotel city and its hotels are the
equal of any In the world.
Census enumerators ape practicing
the Gentle art of asking questions that
under ordinary circumstances would
be considered highly impolite. Some of
them are beginning to wonder what
will happen when they ask "How old
are you, lady?"
Don't go mountain climbing without
a reliable pocket compass, a reliable
map and a reliable store of horse sense.
Stories of people lost in the mountains
show these adventurers generally trust
to luck, or to their supposed knowledge
of the way.
Los Angeles prosperity will be in
creased and multiplied by the success
of the. harbor and power bonds. Even
if you are sure the bonds will carry do
not fail to vote, and remind your
friends that It is their duty to vote.
Los Angeles Is approaching another
milestone day. The water and power
bonds will be successful, for "that's the
Los Angeles way." Do not forget to
vote the bonds, and see to it that all
your friends vote.
Obnoxious billboards and dangerous
grade crossings must be eliminated
from the "general scheme of thing*"
in lovely Los Angeles. They "don't
belong."
VOTE THE BONDS.
State Press Echoes
PARIS LIBELED
A learned minister of the gospel who
is familiar with the conditions In Paris
and San Francisco, says it !s unde
served libel on the French metropolis
t.. ,:•]] San Francisco the "Paris of
America."—Tulnre Advance.
—♦—
GOING SOME
This is a rapid age. At Richmond,
Ind., a girl was a bride at 13 and a
grandmother at 28, and an Oakland
man meets n girl on Sunday, marries
her on Monday, leaves her Wednesday,
attempts suicide five days later, be
come! reconciled, then disappears. Qo
inK some.—Oakland Knquiier.
WANTS OLD GANG
President Tuft urger upon the political
leaders to keep the congressional lead
iis in harness. The chief feels assured
of a good working majority, but what
the next crop will be is still in doubt;
so to be safe he wants the old gang,
Duncan McKlnlay with the. rest.—Wil
lows Journal.
-«—
POVERTY'S COMPENSATIONS
Poverty has its compensations. Who
ever heard of a poor old person being
haled into court to prove Ills compe
tency to take care of himself or what
little property of which he mlK'ht b I
Bued? His relatives are much
more nkeiy to bnast of his competency,
lest they should bo called upon to con
tribute to his support.—Stockton Inde
pendent.
DEMOCRACY'S DAY DAWNS
Republlcan leaders have revealed a
political blindness that hai been ai
m- I inconceivable as regard! of the in
timation of the proportions of tin; in
surgency movement, Hut now they
see it, one and all. The average Re
publican Is willing to admit, though
perhaps not for publication, that the
next house will be Democrat ie—San
Benlto Advance.
WHY DOGS CHASE
A New York scientist writes a mai?
asine article to prove that dogs chase
automobile! because they are Intoxi
: by the Bmell. Is thai also the
■n why they chase tramps? Also
cits, caws, book agents, jackrabbiti,
chicken*, railway trains and children?
These are not all run by gasoline. A
dog will chase anything that runs,
smell or no smell.—Santa Rosa l'r« M-
Democrat.
AS TO SALARIES
The only discordant note In the goti
erai voice of approval of the Balfour
plan to reward John Hums, the Labor
ite leader in parliament, with an In
crease from $10,000 to 115,000 a year
comei from the Labor party. British
workingmen seem to think that when
a man gets more than $10,000 a year
he ceases to he one of them. But look
at Mayor McCarthy of San Francisco.
No ont> knows how much he is getting.
-Sacramento Bee.
—♦—
CAN'T ENDURE HONESTY
As Theodore Roosevelt is recognized
everywhere an the exponent and cham
pion of all that Is honest in public life,
it is not to be wondered at that he is
soundly berated by the Evening Post
i,f San Francisco. To those unac
quainted with the record >>( that Jour
nal, it might not be amiss to state.
that it is the recognized organ of the
grafters in San Francisco and evident
ly proud of Us Infamy.—Sacramento
Bee.
UNEASY LATIN AMERICA
Now that all the more rabid revolu
tionist! have either been killed off or
captured in Nicaragua, and the dove
of peace is once more hovering over
that blood-stained land, warlike sounds
are beginning to come from a little
farther south. Chile and Peru aro
working up a disagreement. Chile Is
making eyes at Ecuador and the two
may join against Peru. There must
be always something doing in the war
ring line Bouth of Mexico. There
would be trouble also in the latter re
public if Diaz did not rule with an iron
hand.—Viealla Times. *
TRY-OUTS
Crawford—Don't you miss the the
ater, living out here In this one-horse
town?
Suburbs— Why, man, wo see plays
here that you never see in New York! —
Puck.
Rise and Fall of Commercial
Centers—II
HISTORY relates many cIVJo
achievements of the human race
wonderful in magnitude 'and
thrilling in character, but there is noth-
I ins In any one of them so resplendent
with heroism, grandeur and resultant
benefits to the world as the construe"
tlon Of our nationality In a combina
tion of numbers, wealth, Intelligence,
civilisation, character of government
and social Institutions. Our domain
on the mainland Is nearly equal I"
the superficial area of the European
continent. Our population is hardly 40
per .ent less than that of France, Qer
: many and the united Kingdom oom-
I bined, which are more than twenty
■ centuries old. Since distinct national
ity was achieved by the United States
! jess than a century and a third have
'elapsed, and yet it has wealth greater
! than the three OOUntritS named, a
larger external commerce than any
I Other nation, and her Internal com
merce exceeds that of any three na -
i tlons of Europe. There la but on<.
i commercial center in all the world
n.ater than New York, and the coun
try possesses cities that r:'iik seeor.d.
third and fourth, within the term of
life of the present generation the tu-st
plai c as a commercial center w ill be
on the western shore of the Atlantic
and tWO or three other cities will pass
„, a position In the very front.
it Is not trade alone in modern times
that has built up the greatest citle»,
though In many cases It has been the,
prime factor. Especially has it been
j such in London and New York, though
In the. latter manufacturing Industries
have materially contributed to her
growth In population and wealth. Phll
-1 adelphia derives far more from her
Industries than from her commerce m
dependent of them, Chicago Is tne
beneficiary of both industries and |
trade, and St. LOUis gains most from
her manufactories. No nation ap
proaches the United States in th.
magnitude of Internal commerce. LM
versity and magnitude of her industries
made this possible.
This country has failed In occupying
the position siie should in international
and Intercontinental commerce, con
sidering the strength Of her popula
tion, wealth, natural resources and the
qualities Of the people. The failure has
been from neglect in acquiring and
maintaining an adequate merchant ma
rine. The neglect has resulted from
the many other opportunities for the j
employment of capital, in railwaj con
struction manufacturing, mining and
in other lines that afforded larger
profit it has been believed, than would
be derived from maritime ventures
Conditions have changed within the
last two decades. The means Of pro
duction have been so Improved thai our
sreatest commercial need la exporta^
tlon of our products, and that need on
I the Whole Is destined to become greater.
H Is essential to this branch of inter
national commerce that we should have
1 ships of our own to do that work. Nn-
I tional Interest and pride in a merchant
marine built up by American capital.
operated by "til- own people, and under
the Stars 'and Stripes. Will make for
what Is most advantageous to the
country. Our capitalists are putting
their money into foreign countries and
, nterprlses, when It would seem best
for them, and surely for the country,
to Invest it in home enterprises. Tne
maritime Is a vast field for them, and
if other people find it advantageous
our enterprising people should be abli
Col. Astor Spent $25000 for One
Junket in Celebration of His Divorce
THK Astor evening was made a
matter of seeming simplicity.
There were BO flamboyant decor
ations, nothing but 140 dozen roses and
a few Incidental palms and ferns. Sim
plicity also ruled in the matter of
favors and the lacl that they cost
$18,000 and the entire evening's pleas
ure probably cost mom than $^5,000.
was a mere incident.
The generous hospitality extended By
Colonel Astor on tho night before his
divorce extended even to the coachmen,
the footmen and the chauffeurs, and
each was provided with a ticket calling
for a M-cent luncheon from wagons
that remained outside the tajouse from
midnight until S o'clock in the morning.
it was really an evenings entertain
ment divided Into five parts. First
came the dinner. From the conclusion
of the dinner until a half hour after
midnight there was dancing. Then
more than one-half of the colonel's
guests pushed to the calico ball at
Sherry's, where they let their presence
be known and then rushed back to thu
\stor mansion. Next came supper.
and BH a climax the cotillion led by
Harry behr and Mrs. M. Ornie Wilson.
There were 150 guests. Under the
old regime the two Astor houses, with
:i connection of one door between them,
have often greeted more than COD
guests, but L6O appears to be the new
number. There was much speculation
among those present as to When Mrs.
\stor will give her tlrst entertainment,
hut there was no dispute that Colonel
Astor made a most delightful host, and
complications w-ero cheerfully con
signed to the future.
The union of the two Astor houses
lias been accomplished by tearing down
the wall between the two nnd con
verting the Intervening spnee into a
magnificent hallway with an Immense
fireplace In the middle facing visitors
as they arrive. In this great hallway
Surely President Taft Has No Design
to Send Ballinger to Supreme Court
AN ASTONISHING report given
wide currency during the last
week attributed to Mr. Taft a
purpose to appoint Richard Achillas
Halllnger to the supreme court of the
United States to fill the vacancy cre
ated by the death of Justice Brewer.
Doubtless the report was started by
some enemy of the president, and it la
Inconceivable that it can have had any
foundation.
We should want no further light on
Balllnger's qualifications for high Judi
cial office than that furnished by his
policy and practice in relation to the
Oarfleld grant of water rights in Hetch
Hetehy to Snn Francisco. A man who
sees fit to deny to one party to a con
troversy the right to examine the evi
dence offered by "the other side" Is not
fit to hold place on the bench. Ballin
ger did not himself In a public way
use the words "the other side" to des
ignate San Francisco's position in this
matter but his private secretary dl<i
use them, and doubtless he but reflects
the sentiments of hla chief. If that
theory is correct Ballinger has already
decided the case without giving the
city's representatives an opportunity to
examine the evidence on which the sec-
Lionel A. Sheldon
to make the carrying trade on the spas
reasonably profitable. Attainment and
retention ol ■ high status In world
commerce depends upon an adequate
merchant marine of our own. CJrpat
Britain lives and thrives on the earn
ings of lior shipping more than on any
Other branch of her business.
It Is urged with some truth that our
national policy, as disclosed in restric
tive legislation, has boon a- standing
discouragement to investment In Amer
ican shipping a policy that forbids
the purchase of forelgn-bullt ships, hl
lowlng them American registration and
Hying the flag of the country. It is
true that ships built 1" foreign yards
cost less than those constructed in
American yards, the difference bring
in the cos* of labor. Thorn has been
some exaggeration In respect to the
difference in the cost of construction
at home and abroad. Our domestic
yards seem to be kept busy, it is true
that wages In this country are higher
than anywhere else in the world, but
we have an advantage in the matter
of materials, and It Is hardly denied
that American workers are able to and
do accomplish more in the same time
than do or can their foreign competl-
Olie obstacle has been that profits
Of enterprises In other lines have been
large, and our capitalists are prone to
seek after those only which assure the
best returns. It has become a habit
of our moneyed men, when projects are
for the interest of the public as well
as private, to seek aid from the pub
lic treasury or to ask special privileges
that Will forbid competition, anil those
cities, and our manufacturer! have
favors have been exaeteU as a condi
tion precedent to the Investment of
money Special privileges have been
onferred on railway companies, and In
development of public utilities In the
cities an dour manufacturers navo
asked and have been grunted protective
import duties, that Income on Weir
capital may be up to their greedy
Ideals, r.fforts have been constant
tnd perplexing to tlnd Rome way or
taking money from the pockets of the
people as a gratuity. It has been a.
cause of continual embarrassment and
obstruction to private enterprise, be
sides being a source of demoralization
to nubile officials. That wan not what
our forbears relied on In making con
quest of the continent.
Several methods have been adopted
by other nations to aid building up of
their merchant shipping, amonc them
and most usual are direct subsidies.
tonnage bounties, postal estimates and
discriminating duties, itabstdies can
not be extensively resorted to, M H
wo lid bankrupt any nation If granted
to all merchant ships, it hns never
been extended beyond a limited num
ber of lines, and on which trade Is in
large volume and competition was
active or for the purpose of a"J ro'oP:
Ing trade in new fields, and which, ir
successful, promised beneficial results
Tonnage bounties cannot tie extended
to all ships of a nation, if It possess
any considerable number, for it would
draw to., heavily on the revenues It
has been tried and generally qulc.klv
abandoned. Postal estimates is mor.j
conspicuously a British »n«thr,d. and
simply means appropriating 1 Derail y
from ' the postal receipts, that large!
compensation shall be realized for ear
ning the mails, and this assistance
la confined to ships on a few Unes
where the traffic Is large and compe
tition is sharp.
(Chicago Record-Herald)
nine lnrge round tables were set mm
evening tor the dinner. .
It wius not until 1 o'clock In the
morning that tho cotillion began and
the iiuors appeared. Tho most costly
of these were the French parasols prc
■ented to the women. They hud been
made t.> order and were hand-carved
upon the finest of woods, with lon*
handle! and of silk of every color.
Quest! valued tho parasols at not less
thnn JfVO each.
Both the men and women were pro
vided with pompadour ribbon scans
and |HhM fringed with Kold and •11
--| ver and when they were wound about
the slioulders of the dancers the ball
! room became a kaleidoscope of color
!at $1"i P«r color. BraM bells were one
of the favors given the men, and they
were kept ring-In* merrily, so at times
the orchestra had difficulty letting It
be known it wan still lit work. Tho
liDiitunnlcrea Riven the men wore per
fumed In ■ mmiUMr to put nature to
the t('st to keep even.
The dlreotolro mirrors that ww»
among the favors for the ladles were
two fe«t in length, the handles of satln
wood and with seventy-nvo of them
Dashing back the lights of the ball
room from all angle* they provided an
effect of dazzling brilliancy.
If there were men present who never
smoke a pipe they must have been
tempted by tho splendid combination
of briar, gold and amber presontod to
them, with gold match boxes and a
gilt flashlight to complete the outfit.
Those who Insist upon nothing hut
cigars were delighted with a novel gilt
cigar lighter.
Favors given the women dancers of
painted Louis XIV fans were ke.pt
fluttering at $in per nutter. Louis XVI
opera bags wero provided In which tho
fan could bo conveniently kept when
not in use.
The affair Is believed by society to
I mark the beginning of a new era of
entertaining by Colonel Astor.
(Ran Francisco Tulli
retary of the Interior has apparently
made up his mind.
It has never boon clear why Bal
linger "butted Into" this controversy.
It was not pressing for settlement.
There Is no possible prospect that San
Franolaoo will have use for the Hatch
Hetehy rights for the, next twenty
years, as the posFihillties of the Lako
Kleanor watershed must first be ex
hausted by tin.- city. It is not clear
why Halllnger has chosen to Invite an
ugly and acrimonious quarrel with San
FranclHco and the other bay cities over
a matter which he cannot settle with
finality. His decision, one way or the
other, will not decide anything In par
ticular, nnd will merely keep the ad
ministration In hot water, even as his
refusal to let "the other side" see the
evidence creates bad feeling: and raises
suspicion of unfair dealing.
Ballinger Is not the sort of man the
people- like to see raised to the highest
judicial office, and It Is Inconceivable
that Mr. Taft has ever contemplated
anything of the kind.
Tlie president has had trouble
a-plenty on his hands becaUM of his
selection of Ballinger for place in the
cabinet, but that is a trifle compared
with the scandal that would be created
by Balllncer's elevation to the supremo
bench.

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