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LOS Angeles Herald
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' ' THE HICHAM) CO.
THOMAS E. GIBBON President
FRANK E. WOLFE Managing Editor
THOMAS J. GOLDlNG...Business Manager
DAVID G. BAILLIE Associate Editor
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ager. ■ ■ :..; ___
Population of Los Angeles 327,685
CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN
AT THE THEATERS
AmiTORH-W—Dark.
BfiLASCO"Forty-five Minutes from Broad
way."
HIHIIVNK — "The Man on the Box."
KNII'IKi: —Musical extravaganza.
GRAND— "Ry Right of Sword."
I/OS ANGELES—Vaudeville.
MAJESTIC—KoIb and Dill.
MASON—Dark.
OLYMPIC— farce.
M—Vaudeville.
I'KlM'*.» — Musical farce.
WASHINGTON SOCIETY
SOCIETY news from Washington
says there Is .1 row in the official
familj nver questions of prece
dence. Uncle Joe Cannon, although he
i popularly believed to be rough and
ready, n fused to attend a banqii' I
he was not properly seated at
the gui si table The etiquette of the
i (v. c might as well give
it a frankly truthful title) demands
that justices, senators, cal t officers,
etc., shall be treated according to their
official and social status.
They and the members of the foreign
itlon (uh", however, may be ox
strenuously to being
i at table In plai i - that are not
in accordance with thi Ir "tii> lal rank
and station.
The snobbery of Washington is gain
ing strength i'r"in the ii< titluus
ded to relatives and d< pendents
of pri i : sklents.
It Is announced Alice Roosevelt Long
worth will establish a salon In the na
tional capital. That will be all right,
until some old-fashioned congre
from the midde west tells Jiis constitu
ents how he was • nti rtained In .Ma'am
Longworth's salonn.
Then tin re m i misunderstand
ing.
A\ c hope when Teddy cornea home he
■will head a movement for Ami
Simplicity.
AMEND CONDITIONS
TTT ITH the acquittal of F. Augustus
yl Hcinzfl the country has prob
' ' ably seen the last of what w<?
may call the muckraking trials, which
represent the pretnrnatui-ally keen edge
put on the public sense of honor by
the revelations of investigators ami
the magazine confessions of high
financiers.
It i toration of
sanitj. bi ; v c .1 yi How dPtnand fur
sensation » lien h
condition 1 any Individual that
is ;il fault tern
of hypocrites.
In order to prevent future scandals,
there should be n determined, univer
sal effort to cultivate old-fashioned
Americanism, and to substitute, tho
standards of right :iixi wrong that made
the cause of the colonists irresistible
for the standards of financial gain and
financial loss which have had a per
nicious, d< basing, degrading and de
moralizing effect on modern life.
Instead of applauding enormous in
dividual fortunes and making heroes
out of skillful appropriates and ex
propriators, let us Ijeml the national
energies to securing the greatest good
for the greatest number. Net us learn
to recognize prosperity only in the
■welfare and happiness of every good
American, and not in in" preposterous
paradox which fir-' declares all men
ore born free and equal and arc equally
entitled to life a-nd liberty and the
pursuit of happiness, and then pro
ceeds to sanction and applaud the most
fxtreme and the most deplorable fi
nancial Inequality the world has ever
Endured.
PRIMARIES AND PROGRESS
AN article entitled "The Doom of
the Old Machine Convention. 1'
written by Robert B. Hinkenl. Ml -
retary of the city club of New York,
■Sd published In the American Review
of Reviews, leads to the following sum
marising conclusion: "Clearly such
primaries mark another such step in
advance. Inasmuch as they materially
i the power of the organisation to
conceal its purpose from the affiliated
voters of the party. BUT IN LOCAL
AFFAIRS THK NATIONAL PARTI
BAN LINUS OF DIVISION ARE UN
REASONABLE AND VICIOUS. The
permanent division of the electorate
into two standing armies makes for
formalism and rigidity, WHEREAS
PUBLIC OPINION NEEDS TO RE
RESTORED TO THE CONDITIONS
OF FREEDOM WHICH OBTAINED
IN OUR EARLY HISTORY. Therefore
the partisan dire.-t primary does not
provide the ultimately satisfactory ma-
•hinery for the analysis of public
opinion at lfast for municipal, and I
believe ai?f for state elections. Beyond
the partisan direct primary wo must
look for either a non-partisan direct
primary or for a method of direct nom
ination by petition.
"It Is most Interesting and helpful to
noto in partisan direct primary states
like Massachusetts, lowa anil Texas
that the cities have already moved oil
to non-partisan direct primaries for the
nomination of candidates for local
office."
The convincing argument In favor of
popular selection of candidates as well
as of officeholders is Its Americanism.
Every student knows some modern de
vices prostituted by machine partisan
ship were originally planned to ease
the economy of a governmental system
In a country of magnificent distances,
without thought of greater speed than
could be attained to by the mall coach
or the mounted courier.
The government was designed to be
popular, or representative, but, prin
prlncipally because of the distances and
the difficulties of concerted public
action, various makeshifts were re
sorted to, the actual necessity for which
has gradually disappeared as the in
crease of transportation and communi
cation facilities has made popular in
t. llipent concerted action easier.
Political conventions wore adopted
simply because it was at one time
highly inconvenient—probably impos
sible—to conduct a satisfactory popular
nominating canvass or election, or, as
it is now called, "a primary." All
modern political makeshifts are truly
"conventional," and It was necessity
that was tho mother of the convention,
as well as of invention. The necessity
has been outlived. He who argues for
Indirect nominations In an age of direct
and easy communication is more of an
archaeologist than a sociologist. How
ever, it will be only a question of time
until even this reactionary obstruc
tionist is In line for direct control of
nominations for public offices. Mean
while, his expositions of the risks at
tending progress and the dangerous
nature of the menaces to privilege
which growl like unmuzzled bulldog! at
the heels of Americanism are useful,
Inasmuch as they exhibit the state of
mind of the antique school he repre
sents. Anl as optimistically we look
for ultimate perfection, we are con
■tralned to believe of tho reactionary
:kf Longfellow's Lucifer, the son
of mystery, he, too, Is God's minister,
and labors for some good by us not
understood.
SECRET MEETINGS
JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL said all
free governments, whatever their
name, arc in reality governments
by public opinion, and it is on the
quality of this public opinion that
their prosperity depends. Public
opinion should have ample opportunity
of judging the work and the methods
of cvi ry branch of representative gov
ernment and the public service, hence
I sessions of any bodies, the mem
ber of which derive their powers from
the public, are utterly foreign to the
1 and Intent of Americanism.
That sonic* of our public servants
recently fallen into the bad habit
of holding secret meetings and depriv
ing the newspaper representatives of
the public of opportunity of reporting
their ; ngs to the public, is a
matter of'grave concern to ail good
citizens of Greater Los Angeles.
Sui li ex< uses as public officials make
for holding private meetings are sel
dom acci ptable. Tiny satisfy the
framera of the excuses, but are highly
unsatisfai tory to the public. Let us
hope the bui i Greater Los An
will bo transacted publicly, and
that citizens win not be deprived of
their right to know what takes place
at meetings of public bodies,
W. C. T. U.
MRS. HESTER T. GRIFFITH'S ad
dress at tin; Woman's Christian
Temperance union convention
was admirable, she advised women to
gain .1 wider and more accurate knowl
edge of the law; to commend and aid
public officials in the right discharge
of ih< ir duties; to continue In the work
of placing drinking fountains for man
and i" asl , to act a* a vigilance com
mitti c for tin- enfon ement of laws, and
to create public sentiment against im
picture cards, postal cards, pic
hows and all things destructive
of tin' home,
Incidentally Mrs. Griffith urged the
women i>> use their Influence in per
suading Btreel car companies to pro«
loler uniform in
summi i' time.
'I'm. Wo: i Temperance
union r»0 by t ngaglng in
social reforms «i!l •<'■ implish fat more
than could !»■ brought about by indi
vidual work, no matter how zealous
ana ambitious tinl individuals may be.
By concentrating its power on social
'j-, tin' Woman's Christian Tem
uredly will i>nnK
I I'i'i
i ll NT AND EFFECTIVE, is the W.
C, T. L\
LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, MAY 16. 1010.
A Hard Time Ahead for the Railroad Bill
iS^tt^i'
RAILROAD RATES
AS the Sacramento Bee points out,
the need of railroad regulation Is
"Vital." Material advances in
certain freight rates from west to east
have been announced, and under pres
ent laws roads may raise rates without
the consent of the, interstate commerce
commission or the assent of the public.
After the rates are in effect, a com
plaint may be filed with the commis
sion on the ground the new charges are
unreasonable. Piling of the complaint
is followed by delay. Should the com
mission make a ruling adverse to the
railroads, the latter appeal to the
courts, and there is more delay.
Only by pivlng the commission power
to pass upon rates before they go Into
effect can the public be protected
against abritrary exactions by the
railroads. THE POWER OF THE
RAILROADS TO TAX THE PEOPLE
IS UNLIMITED, yet there is.no rep
resentation for the people when the
rates are made, and the railroads take
from the pockets of the American pub
lic every year the sum of J2.400,000,000;
or, eight times as much revenue as
the protective tariff yields the govern
ment of the United States,
Obviously, in any consideration of
prices of popularly used commodities in
the United States, the effect of rail
road tariff as well as of customs tariff
must bo taken Into account; and be
tween the two millstones of customs
hfe-h tariff and railway high tariff, rest
assured the consumer is well and
thoroughly SQUEEZED.
Judge Pilent's word picture of jios
slbllltlea of Lns Angeles park system
will help members of the City club
and their friends to realize the advant
ages and possibilities of the city parks
of lovely Los Angeles. Our great rity
has one of the finest park systems in
the world, and with a little painstak
ing it may be developed into the finest
and most complete park system on
earth,
Golden jubilee celebration of the Uni
versity of California reminds us the
great state of which its citizens are
all so proud, while still young is not
as young as it used to be. But its
best days of prosperous activity are
in the future. The history of Califor
nia, especially of the southland, will
he written larger In the years to come
than in those that have' pone.
On* of King George's first official
acts has been to appoint two Scots
men. Lord Dundonald and Commander
Cunnlnghame Graham, as aides de
camp to Theodore Roosevelt, special
ambassador to the funeral of King
Edward. We hope Col. Roosevelt
won't Inadvertently call them "Eng
lishmen." It might hurt their feel
ings.
New York capitalists aro In Los An
goies tn study tli<> Southern California
eucalyptus Industry. They arc satis
fied there are great possibilities in
this wonderful timber, which is in
creasing In Importance with tho in
roads made on the visible supply of
timber In other parts of the country.
Average dally gain of r^n= Angeles
bank clearings last week, as com
pared with corresponding week of last
year, $505,022. Los Angelea prosperity
is a record breaker. To find new
worlds of achievement to conquer, and
to conquer them and look for more to
conquer is the Los Angeles way.
Robert C. Root, secretary-treasurer
of the Southern California Peace so
ciety, says Los AricelPs public library
needs a supply of peace literature.
Why not have a peace section or a
peace desk in the reading room? And
let the 1 '.•:n . society supply or recom
mend the literature.
Some Pennsylvania .itifs asked
school children to vote on the best
method "f celebrating Independence
day. Contrary to what many people
would have expected, the children are
solidly in favor of a safe ami sane
Fourth. Youhk America is gifted with
great good sense.
While the supervisors were beins en
tertained secretly a burglar alarm
wag turned In. However, the burglars
also hHd been holding a ■ecret pow
wow and had succeeded In "getting
away with it " Not a. trace ul thfin
could be found.
State Press Echoes
FIGHT VS. FAIR
When Governor Gillett arrived in Wash
ington, D. C he was asked by an interested
statesman: "Ho« is the fight going?" The
governor was disgusted and said: "I know
nothing about the fight. I am Interested
in the fair." "The fair?" said the Wash
ington statesman, "what. Is that?" This
story has the ring of truth. It shows that
some people, and we are afraid wo are In
the majority, think mire of brutal contests
between pug-uglles than they do of great
public enterprises.—Rerkeley Gazette. ■
NOT A BLANK
That Kinc George, Is not altogether a '
blank is attested by an utterance of hi» '
shortly after his return to England from a j
tour of tho empire us tho duke of York:
■"The old country mu?t wake up if she in- i
tends to maintain her old position." It was
a frank warning to the people of the old
land that they were neglecting the opportu
nities upon to them in the British domin
ions over the Fcas. —San Jose Mercury.
WHAT'S THE USE?
Barney n,dn>lfl is credited with driving
a 800-fcorsepower machine ovpt a measured
mile on the beach at Ormond, F!a., in 28
seconds, which is a new record. It is a foal
that will please thp manufacturers of the
motor car he used and it will attract much
attention; but what's the use ?—San Jose
Herald.
—4—
BILLS? WHAT NEXT?
The Bible association has completed the
raising of 1500,000 to duplicate the fame
sum that Mrs. Sage offered It for the pur
pose of endowing its work. The distribu
tion of bills In all the known languages is
now to go on with more vigor than ever. —
Sacramento Union.
PROGRESSIVE VALLEJO
Give us up-to-date, twentieth century bus
iness structures nn our main arteries of
iraile at every possible opportunity. The
'ra of patching up partly destroyed frame
shanties Is a thing of the past nl Vallejn.—
Valiejo Times.
—♦—
CALIFORNIA CHERRIES
■Word was received today by the loral
representative of the Earl Fruit company
that the first carload of Ban Joaquin county
cherries to arrive In Chicago this season
grossed $5610.Stockton Mall.
IN SINGLE BLESSEDNESS
A New York maiden has just celebrated
her hundredth birthday and this Is the art
vtee she Rives tor younger girls: "Retire
early and live long." —Tulare Advance.'
A
KITCHENER CONVINCED
Lord Kitchener's first declaration upon
arriving at Southampton was that America
was a prcat country. America hail suspected
as much. — Oakland Enquirer.
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A WAY THEY HAVE
Practical joke's generally com* home to
roost. — San Bernardino Free FT>*s«.
Far and Wide
BEST SEPARATED
Tufts college is yielding In the tendency of
the times when it moves to do away with the
co-educational system and establish a pa rat ft
collPiare for its women students, in recent years
women students have greatly extended their
special lines of educational work, and tho
genpral opinion Is that they achieve the. hest
results when they study by themselve^.—Bos
ton Journal.
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TAFT STRENGTHENED
Th« President has, in pVtl<ular, strength
ened the wavprins faith of certain classes in
the nii'Hlf west by his appointment of Gov
ernor Hushes to the supremo court,—Philadel>
phia iT t ,s.
REWARD OF PERSEVERANCE
After a young man has spent flvo yean in
learning how to play the violin he can make
about half as good a living with his bow as he
could with a razor.—Galveston News.
HAS PUBLIC CONFIDENCE
', rnor Hughes will t-''U to th<- supreme
court the regreta of hiß own Btate an'l the
enthusiastic (yonfldenct of the country.—Cleve.
land Leadi r.
ENDLESS GRAFT CHAIN
Plttsburg'a difficulty in getting Juries Indi
cates that graft has been organized on an
endless chain basis.— Washington Star.
MAGNIFICENT, SOMETIMES
Dnp cannot help admirlns (llp magnificent
way Chicago league ball tea mi pla)
little while. ■ ''ily X'-ws.
*
CAVALRY WILL GO
Bui tt .• removal of 0
tno into to 1 the "hla'k horse cavalry" at
Albany.—Plttiburg Dltpal n
-+ —
THIS IS CERTAIN
One thing has been Irrevocably determined:
Hearst will not support Gaynor for president.—
Council Bluffs Nonpareil.
AVERAGE ELEVATED
Governor Hughes would elevate th<- hirsute
average of the aupreme bench, anyway.—
Washington Times.
READY TO APPLAUD
The country stands ready to applaud Gov
ernor Hughe*, whiskers ami -Si. Louis
Tlme«.
Public Letter Box
TO CORItESroNDENTS—Letters intended
for publication must be accompanied by the
name- .-in-l iddmi ot the writer. The Herald
Rives the widest latitude to correspondents,
but assumes no responsibility for their views.
Letters must not exceed 300 words.
DANGER OF WHITE SLAVE
TRAFFIC GROWING, SHE SAYS
ORANGE, May 13.—[Editor Herald]:
Allow mo to indorse Mrs. Downing 1!
letter in a recent issue of your paper.
I think her subject Is one of the most
important offered for the considera
tion of this nation, yet the ignorance
and apathy existing regarding it are
appalling. The danger is necoming so
great one would think every mother in
the land would be interested and
aroused.
Respecting the difficulty of petting:
direct testimony from the girls, it
should be remembered that besides
the brutality they encounter they are
kept under the influence of liquor and
drugs until they are scarcely in a nor
mal condition, and if one escapes and
is ready to testify she is often spirited
away by the interests which protect
the Infamous traffic. Instances have
!>■ en given where girls have been
beaten to death to prevent rescue and
consequent exposure.
Recent investigation as to the exist
ence and extent of the white slave
trade is to result in more drastic legis
lation, but lawmaking Is one thing and
enforcement is another, and the mag
nitude of the fight for its suppression
can be realized from the words of an
evangelist of the Presbyterian faith,
who is quoted as saying that the slave
traffic is protected by a trust as
strongly entrenched as an' those con
trolling other interests. We must not
forget that, owing to economic condi
tions, there is an increasing demand
for fresh victims, so that the danger
grows day by day. You say this in
iquity can be stopped by united action,
but, alas! that unity is far in the
future, and, like the liquor traffic, will
r>nly disappear with the profit system.
Vet I join Mrs. Downing in asking that
Bvery organization that has an interest
In the lessening of human misery take
up this matter and join in the fight
against it. L. W.
SAYS A LITTLE LEARNING
IS OFTEN DANGEROUS THING
LOP ANGELES, May 14.—[Editor
Herald 1: What is the object of an ed
ucatlon? It seems to me that the an
swer to this question is of paramount
importance, yet it is seldom understood.
Most of us seem to think that a
schoolhouse education enables a person
to secure a larger salary, etc., which Is
not true; and if it were, It would be
an injustice, because the workingman's
children do not have an equal chance
with the wealthy man's in schoolhouse
education. Consequently, the children
Of wealth would always be in command
Of the best positions, which would end
In tragedy atid a bill of rights.
Col, it. ti. Ingersoll in speaking of
education says: "We must get rid <>r
the idea that a little learning unfits
one for work. There are thousands of
graduates of Yule and Harvard and
other colleges who are agents for sew
ing machines, solicitors for Insurance,
I 'elks, copyists; in short, performing a
hundred varieties of mental work. They
seem willing to do anything that is not
regarded as work. Nearly every young
man educated in this way is simply
ruined. Such an education ought to bo
called ignorance.
'They should be taught that it is
disgraceful to be idle, and dishonora
ble to be useless."
Education, according to my way of
thinking, is to give more opportunities
In the pursuit of happiness, and that
learning proves that happiness does
not rest on money, but a real, eternal,
unchangeable foundation. That indi
vidual who has not learned to be happy
with only ordinary things to eat and
wear would not be contented if lie had
millions of dollars at his command and
occupied the most famous positions this
world affords. A YOUNG MAN.
SUGGESTS "MAXIMUM" SENTENCE
RATHER THAN "INDETERMINATE"
LOS ANGELES, May 14.—[Editor
Herald]: Speaking <>f th» "Indetermi
nate" -• ', and Mr. Owens letter
thereon, i applaud the motive, but fear
the method. 1 would be afraid to
place prisoners so much at the mercy
of prison officials, i would rather
trust tin devil we know (the judge
who arts in public-) than the devil we
don't know (the prison authorities
whose operations are more or leas hid
den). While fully admitting the "In
defensible present." 1 would hardly
dare the possibilities that would be
opened by a system that would in
crease the discretionary power <if jail
ers "and slch." of coui.se it would be
■ board that would actually decide, but
then ii would he. the prison officials
that would marshal the cases with an
almost Inevitable power of selection,
and of method of presentation."
However, I would not ba averse to
i after 1 1 1 • * "Indeterminate" ineth
ud, provided il were .Siifi-suurded in
Here Are Some Choice Selections
from Droll, True Sayings of Twain
£{|)K virtuous and you will be ec
t~\ centric."
\J "Tho train Is profusely
orated with tunnels."
"Figures stewed out of me just as
natural as otter of roses out of un ot
ter." V:;.
"J wouldn't give a cent to hear In
gersoll on Moses, but I'd give $10 to
hear Moses on Ingersoll."
■(mo could see tho dress creeping
along the floor somo time after the
woman hnd gone."
"I left my rheumatism here. Baden
Baden Is welcome to It. It was little,
but it was all I had to give. I should
liked to leave something more catch-
Ing, but it was not In my power."
"There were no hackmen, hacks or
omnibuses on the pier. I said It was
like being In heaven."
"The less a mnn knows the hltrger
noise he makes and tho higher salary
he command*,"
"The place is as dark as tho Inside
Of an Intidel."
"Epitaphs are cheap and they do a
poor chap a world of good after he's
dead, especially If he had hard hick
while he was alive. I wish they were
used more."
"Cain is branded a murderer so
heartlessly and unanimously In Ameri
ca only because he Is neither a Demo
crat nor a Republican."
"She was a perfect polyglot once,
but somehow her palate pot down."
"We write frankly and fearlessly, but
we 'modify' before we print."
"A cross brtween a tired mud turtle
and a crippled hearse horse."
"He meant well, but art Is folly to
Solemnly Impressive Was the Picture
Presented by the Children's Parade
SOMEONE! suggested that the spec
tators failed in appreciation of
the school children's parade be
cause of tho absence of handolapplng.
The little ones expected it, said this
critic, and were disappointed because
it was withheld.
To the writer it was not a spectacle
to induce, applause of the noisy, dem
onstrative order. Indeed, that would
greatly have detracted from the sol
emn impressiveness of the picture. Six
thousand children, clothed in deli, ate
colors, mostly white, and garlanded
with roses, while the little feet, shod
also in white, pattered along the paved
streets both in and out of time with
the music of the hands, was n sight
calculated rather to Induce reflection
than noisy applause. Nor do we be
lieve the children were disappointed.
They were hardly aware that thou
sands of eyes were \ipon them, that
some of these ryes were actually wet
with tears, that others were aflame
with the blaze of joy and prld", and
still others serious and contemplative.
Had Dr. Bernardo, who loved chil
dren as few men have loved them, seen
this parade, who could imagine him
applauding? Or had Rood old Dr. An
pell editor of "Dumb Animals." and
organizer of "Bands of Mercy" the
Marse Henry Watterson Extends His
Compliments to Hearst in Happy Vein
MARSK HENRT WATTERSON,.
the gifted editor of the Louis
ville Courier-Journal, faces an
action for n libel suit brought by
William Randolph Hearst for publish
ing the Gaynor press banquet speech.
Watterson meets the situation with
his usual philosophical manner, and
In throwing down a welcome to the
litigation, refers to some interesting
personal history. He Bays:
"It is given out that Mr. Hearst
will personally come to Kentucky to
direct and conduct the suits against
us. We sincerely hope that this will
prove to 1"' true. In that event w<>
shall try to make his sojourn inter
esting if he will agree to take the
stand and answer undT oath certain
questions which the attorney for the
Courier-Journal is prepared to ask
him. Not only will the interest be
augmented, but in advance the Cour
ier-Journal company Will agree to
pay him double the amount of what
ever judgment he may obtam."
Needham Will Be Asked to Explain
His Insurgency Against Insurgents
(Kan Franriseo Call)
REPRESENTATIVE NEEDHAM
will be called on by his constitu
ents of the Sixth congressional
district to explain what he means by
the statement given out by him in
Washington, In the course of which he
said:
"Insurgency in its national aspect is
rapidly becoming anti-Toft and anti
protection. When this fact becomes
generally known, then there will be a
change in the sentiment of the country
regarding it."
Mr. Needham appears to have Joined
the Reading Out brigade, under the
leadership of Attorney General Wlck
i rsham, and apparently he has not. read
the Indiana Republican platform, which
states in the clearest and most explicit
manner the position taken by the in
surgents and progressives of the party.
Lasses Who Wear Kilts Will Not
Abet or Encourage Bald-headed Row
THE merry maidens who will dis
port upon the stage of the Greek
theater in "The Chasers" may be
enamored of the kilts and Scotch caps,
the sporran and the plaid, but they
are under the impression that the
canny Scot who designed the kilt was
niggardly with his material and left
too much space between tho skirt anil
the ground,
Had they the designing of Scotland's
historic garb it is probable that the
kilt would reach the ground, al
though If any one can Imagine a High
lander In long skirts he has a picture
in his mind that would make a horse
laugh.
True, as said above, in the Highland
costume there is a considerable hiatus
■en the kilt and tlte Stockings,
each case by a "maximum," say—each
sentence to read: six months or less—
ony year or less, etc. A single-clause
Mil enacting that every prison sen
tence should carry the Implication 'or
lew," and another bill instituting the
board of pardons, would do the need
ful, though probably all too simply
for lawyers and legislators. - ra
VAL. STONE.
bim; be. only understands groceries."
"Having forgotten to mention It
sooner, I will remark. In conclusion,
thnt tile :ixes of the Slamene twins
are, respectively, fil and R3 years."
"He was full of blessed egotism and
placid self-importance, but he didn't
know as much as a three-em quad."
'"Arc enlarges and enriches the pow
ers of some musical instruments, no
tably those of the violin, but It seems
to set the piano's teeth on edge."
"I am a Yankee of the Yankees, a
practical man nenrly barren of sentl
meni or poetry; in other words, my
father was a blacksmith, my uncle a
horse doctor, and I whs both."
"There didn't seems to be brains
enough in the entire, nursery to bait a
(Ishhook, but you didn't mind that
after a little while, for you saw that
brains were not needed In a society
like that, and would have marred Its
symmetry and spoiled It."
"Chambermaids aro dead to every
human Instinct."
"A forlorn dog with bowed head and
tail withdrawn from service."
"To the Indian, sonp and education
are not as sudden as massacre, but
they aro more deadly In the long run."
"They appointed me clerk of thn
committee on oonehology, and then al
lowed me no amanuensis to play bil
liards with."
"When a man han been SO yenrs at
sea he Is only a gray and bearded
child."
"It was just like a new author. They
always think they know more than
anybody else when they are getting
out their first books."
(San 3otto Herald.)
world over, been looking out from a
window upon the picture, who could
imagine his attitude to have been other
than reflective? Or Mark Twain, the
humorist, who carried during nix life
a pocketful of pennies for distribution
among 1 children wherever he met them,
and who told us that the laughter of
little ones kept his heart in perennial
joy. he would hardly have applauded.
These children were as pure and
guileless ns the flowers encircling their
necks. Could only they remain so aa
they trend the highway to pure man
hood and womanhood, carrying with
them the questionless faith of child
hood as they stumble into the prob
lems of human existence, what a tran
sition the old world would undergo!
Then there was the contemplation of
their future from a material stand
point. As the bloom of simplicity is
rubbed away by the frictions of grief
or disappointment, and the boy becomes
the man pulsating with worthy am
bition, temptations like the red thorn
of the rose face him. and upon his
strength or weakness at this point will
turn his future. We may hope that
From the white-handed children
Shall grow- mighty ruler:? of Mate.
The pen of the author and scholar,
The noblt and wise of the land.
The chisel, the sword and the palette
Shall bo held In the little white hand.
(Modesto News)
•'Touching the individual acuon
against the editor of the Courier-
Journal, Mr. Watterson has merely to
say that he will always consider him
self as increasing in honor the further
he diverges from Mr. Hearst.
"Having for years pursued Mr. Wat
terson with preposterous and offen
sive money offers, Mr. Hearst adopts
the rather novel revenge of accusing
him before a court of law with that
which he would not dare to utter face
to fiec and man to man. Mr. Wat
terson is nearing the close of a long
and active life without having ever
been personally a party to any litiga
tion or in any kind of suit or action
at law, and while Mr. Hearst's pro
ceedings may annoy. It can in no wise
Injure or embarrass him.
"Mr. Watterson has always under
stood that he who goes to law must
come into court with clean hands, and
he will insist that Mr. Hearst shall
upon the threshold of these presenta
tions be compelled to meet this re
quirement."
If Mr. Needhnm has road the decla
ration of principles he should know that
the insurgents are neither against the
president nor opposed to protection.
They are opposed to that form of pro
tection expressed in certain schedules
of the Payne tariff which were framed
to satisfy the demands of greedy inter
ests at the expense of the whole body
of consumers.
If Mr. Needham desires to antagonize
and reject the support of all those who
nsk for an honest revision of the tar
iff, that is his affair; hut we may sug
gest that the process of reading out Is
not at all calculated to promote his
political success. The call regrets to
gee .Mr. Needham assume this attitude
of hostility to men who are actuated
by principle, because, on the whole, he
niakes a creditable representative of
California in congress.
(rmklanil Inaulrer)
and consequently bare knees—pardon
us, unclothed nether extremities—are
somewhat in evidence. But at the
game time this costume has served its
purpose for centuries and the custom
of centuries cannot be changed in a
minute even by the merry maidens In
"The Chasers."
Therefore v they have compromised.
They will wear the abbreviated kilts
and stockings, but they will not per
mit a "bald-headed rowr." Men who
attend the performance must view the
plastlque poses of the girls from a
distance, If the girls are to shiver In
the chill night air they propose to do
their shivering without a lot of men
sitting In the front row.
If all the maidens of bonnle Scotland
were like these "Coming Through the
Rye" would never have been written.
NOT A BIT AFRAID
"Aren't you afraid of the gaseous en
velope that will come along with Hal
ley'l comet?' 1
"Nope," answered Mr. Husklns, "I'm
used to gaseous envelopes. I've been
slttin 1 in the state legislature listen'
to speeches for years."— Washington
(D. C.) Star.

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