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ORTlTßUM—Vaudeville. riIIXCKSS—-Musical farce. « ■ » INTERNATIONAL SYMPATHY CITIZENS who do not watch closely the drift of the times and the tendency of the day are being sur prlsed by the news that people are flocking by tens of thousands to King Edward memorial services held in the United States. Within the last quarter of a century there has been a. great addition to the number of British-born people in America, and there are thousands of young men and women growing up—or grown up—who refuse to share traditional prejudice, and by reason of the fact they are children of British fathers and American mothers, or vice versa, or that being Americans they have British or Irish relatives "in the old countries," might be considered members of the English speaking federation as well as loyal citizens of the United States. Nay, more, there are thousands of people whose business necessities compel them to live first under one flag, then under another, because, as a typical American-Briton who visited Los An gelee recently said, "trade, follows both flags." Whatever may be the opinion as to the expediency of closer relations be tween the United Kingdom and the United States, it cannot be denied the sins of George 111 and his Tor • min isters can hardly with justice be laid at the door of the people of Canada, Australia, New Zealand or Smith Africa, while the modern British Radi cals, realizing that if men of their type iind their mode of thought had had the. franchise in 1776, there would have been no necessity for a seven years' war, are aggrieved when some modern American citizens—who In some eases doubtless are the din I di Bcendants of Tories—wag the finger of scorn at them. GUILTY A "i a period "f tense suspense ied by the action of the jury, Dr. B. C. Hyde was found guilty of the murder of his. father-in-law. Colonel Swope. The verdict will cause keenest interest among medical men. do the members of the most helpful of all the professions misuse their superior knov ■ the pur of Injuring their fellow men. that convlctl in i on a murder charge Is far m ire than a i Ine days' wonder. It leads society to think how much it owes to the men whose buslm i aid health and prolong life. A like that of Hyde brings out the high character of the overwhelming majority of practltto A "Dr. Jekyll" who is a "Mr. H is Indeed a rarity; and the case of l)r Hyde will provoke thi question, "Wliat's in a nanw?" The Hyde case adds another remarkable i hapter to the lii.story of our modern jury By According to the earliest reports, was at iirst a majority for acquittal, but the grinding system which de wands a unanimous verdiol broke down opposition, ami actually con verted the majority that thougiit there wax ,i reasonable douir of the doctor's Kiitlt into .1 .solid homogeneity that be lieved in his guilt. OIL LANDS AT thp oil lands hearing before the house committee on public lnnd? th« statement was made if the lands are withdrawn it will not be beneficial to conservation, but to the Southern Pacific Railroad company, which with its wells may drain all ad joining lands and make millions of dol lars of "May money." So plain and bo strong is the rasp for the California delegation it is reasonable to expect favorable action. The natural laws governing oil neither can be made nor marred by spe cial legislation; but legislation made appnrently In Ignorance of the opera tion of such natural laws may cause much trouble and inflict grave injus tice on Independent operators who cer tainly wish to "do the right thing" by | the oil supply and by the nation; but cannot view with equanimity a prospect ; of being governmentally restrained, | while a powerful corporation grasps the j opportunity afforded by their dilemma of adding vastly to Its great wealth. By interfering with oil-bearing lands under the pretext public policy do mands interference, the government may es'&bllsh a truly grinding monop oly in t>U and may finally deliver the entire 011-uslng public to a body com posed of a few of the greater corpora tions which will have not the slightest difficulty 1" fnrmlntr a trust. Indeed, in the very nature of things and by reason of the conditions attending their existence they will be a government aided trust. Outside of other vicious features the Pickett bill would establish a monopo listic power In oil and would discrim inate against individual producers, who can already foresee if their lands are to be withdrawn it will simply mean said lands will be drained of their oil for the benefit of an avaricious cor poration. Oil is a distinctly local issue and can not be treated properly by persons un able or unwilling to understand the first principles of oil location and pro duction. In this case the cause of a commendable and desirable policy of conservation of national natural re sources will be best served by makiug a concession to common sense, prac tical experience and natural laws, all of which denounce the Pickett bill as a crude and badly informed example of Ignorant, amateur legislation on a special subject. In advocating and boosting the Pick ett bill President Taft Is not aiding the cause of conservation, but of mo nopoly. His public speeches indicate he lacks expert knowledge of oil field conditions. The expert testimony of independent California oil men should outweigh anything that has been said with regard to the oil land withdrawal clauses of the Pickett bill. At this crisis in its history the independent oil industry of California expects and de mands a square deal from the national government. ——————— HARMLESS COMET OUR journey through the tail of the comet may be accompanied by a rain of meteors—which will re semble a gigantic fireworks display viewed from a distance—or it may be tame and uneventful. In either case, there Is not tha slightest necessity for alarm or even for anxiety. Modern nature writers have a cheerful habit of "laying It on," and their vague un easy speculations make entertaining ami sometimes exciting reading. The earth has had many remarkable adventures since it began to whirl on Its own axis and travel round the sun. Bjt these adventures, when they have been concerned with the celestial scenes we pass through in our long, weird Journey, have had little effect on earth conditions. More damage has been done to the earth by its own misbehavior —Its oc casional volcanic eruptions, and big quakes—than by any outside influence In fact, the security and immunity from outside harm enjoyed by our <>b late illrt spheroid as It gyrates in the solar system are in themselves pheno menal, showing order is heaven's first law, and behind the reign of the hea venly law AUK, AND OF NECESSITY MUST BE, THE SOVEREIGNTY AND THE POWER. Acknowledging the actual and de monstrable existence of a supremely Intelligent control, all excuse for fear vanishes, The comet won't hurt anything or anybody. FREEDOM COL ROOSEVELT in lii.s Rerlin ad dress said the principal difference between the old civilization and the new was the old was founded on slavery. Rut is not the new also founded on a Bpeciea of slavery? Slaves worked for their board, lodging and clothes. Many modern workers find it impossible to earn morn than enough to pay for board, lodging and clothes. The difference between their condition and that of slaves is only one of de gree. Nome of them find it impossible to pain even enough to pay for board, lodging and clothes. As soon as a worker is in that plight he becomes more enslaved than the Slave Of old, because he Is the serf of poverty and may be kidnaped and fettered forever ath. If the slaves of old suffered under the lash of the taskmaster, the Blaves of today suffer under the lash i I necessity, and often it is their sorry be bi aten with many stripes. Some years ago a New York man wrote a book called "Liberty and a Living." As a matter of fact, there Is no liberty without a living; and the. thraldom of the overseer Is leas Irk some by far than the thraldom of hunger. VVi have the temerity and the hon to differ from Col. Roosevelt In his economic conclusion and to assert that today, »s of old, civilization I* founded "ii "slavery." Society will have t'i i>" orderly, kind, brotherly, mutually provident before it ran en joy genuine liberty, and its members will have to learn to bear on an other's burdens before they can be free. LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 17, 1910. *—, A' - i?;*!*, NATIONAL NEWSPAPER MR. CARNEGIE must he amused by the enthusiasm •with which syndicate writers and press as sociations are taking up his idea of an endowed newspaper and "running it." The last big: batch of expert opinions (all equally valuable) as to the pro priety of an endowed newspaper is pre faced by the remark that Mr. Carne gie's alleged announcement of inten tion to establish and endow a news paper has been denied. The trouble is, enthusiasts seized one of Mr. Carnegie's ideas and ran away with it. If the necessity for an en dowed newspaper was not plain to him before, he must realize it now. We believe we are stating correctly Mr. Carnegie's views as to a news paper when we say he has remarked frequently in various conversations (the last of which was held In Los Angeles) that in his opinion the news paper press is the most gigantic in strument for good or for evil now In existence, and by far the greatest power In the nation; and it is a pity a newspaper could not bo entirely eman cipated from associations or interests which may affect Its attitude on pub lic affairs. The question of the propriety and expediency of FOUNDING AND ED ITING an independent American news paper has been discussed by him; and we believe If he were a few years younger we would probably hear he had established a great national news paper at Washington, D. C. This country NEEDS A NATIONAL NEWSPAPER, and must have one sooner or later. To start one would be financially a gigantic enterprise. In the ordinary course of business it would be an utter impossibility. But, financed until it was well es tablished, it would become a paying proposition, just as surely as the Lon don Times and the Glasgow Herald are paying propositions. Our highly esteemed Scotttish con temporary and namesake, the Herald of Glasgow, comes nearer than any other to b* 1- an empire paper for the Britons. It is published at Glasgow, Greenock, Paisley and Edinburgh in Sir it land, at London in E.igland, and has branches at Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Wellington, Christehurch, Auckland, Dunedln, I.aunceston and Hobart in the antip odes, and at Johannesburg, Cape Town, Bloemfonteln, Port Elizabeth and Dur bin in Africa. There are many fine newspapers in the United States, but there is no American national newspaper. GOOD ROADS GOOD ROADS have bern the subject of a vigorous educational cam paign, during which citizens, in vited to vote the bond issue, were In formed as to the advantages which would come to Los Angeles county and Los Angeles city with the creation of a great system of good roads, suitable for commercial as well as other traf fic-. It Is to the interest of this com munity to have actual good roads in stead of Irritating procrastination. Ex cuses for delay are easy to make. If it were as easy to produce roads as excuses, there would be no trouble. But not a single satisfactory excuse has yet been offered, and the public has a right to demand a definite state ment from the highway commissioners as to the date at which the comple tion of the roads may be definitely ex ported. There are many citizens who hope to be alive to enjoy the good roada, but if it should be necessary to live to a patriarchal age In order to see the practical fruition of the good roads bond issue, the voters should !><■ warned In order they may make ade quate preparations for unusuai long evity. Fun for the Boys STREET CARS IN a great and growing city like Los Angeles, an experiment in street ears is of more than usual inter est There ia not an agreement of opinion as to the pay-as-you-enter cars; but so much is being said in their favor it seems likely they will be ac cepted by the car employes and the public as an improvement. In car service, the comfort and safety of the public are of supreme Impor tance. If the pay-as-you-enter sys tem is likely to add to comfort and safety, the public will welcome the in novation. Any improvement, any change, howe'er so radical, that will tend to alleviate the miseries of the traveling public during the rush hours, will be welcomed in Greater Los Angeles. The ideal car service will be that which along with the stipulation you must pay as you enter will guarantee a seat when you enter. Whatever may be the verdict as to pay-when-you-enter cars there would be no question as to the popularity of a seat-when-you-enter system. County dog catchers hive her n ap pointed, who will seize all unmuzzled dogs found In the county. We hope dwellers in the county will take to heart the warnings with regard to muz zling their pets or their watch dogs. Many of them seem to be unable to realize the ordinance will really be en forced in the country districts, where generous distances separate the casual man from the infrequent dog. The or dinance is not a joke. County dwellers must muzzle their dogs. San Bernardino centennial anniver sary is another gentle reminder of the fact California is not a youngling- Our civilization is built on an older civiliza tion, which succeeded a savagery that had existed from time immemorial. California la the most wonderful state in the Union. Even Its history is more romantic, mysterious, fascinating than that of any other state. Prof. Lowell, discoverer of the Mar tians, says the comet is the nearest ap proach to nothing that ever looked like a good deal. We are glad to learn the wanderer is as harmless as a zephyr, but believe we voice public opinion when we ask learned professors not to tell us bo much about "what is a comet," but to inform us "why is a comet." Preparations are being made for bankers' convention In Loa Angeles in the fall. The financial importance of Los Angeles is well understood and recognized in banking- circles through out the world. The banker! who will come here doubtless will bo impressed by the efficiency and success of the Los Angeles way. College Men's association of South ern California will hold an in teresting dinner and pow wow this evening. The affair will be strictly non-partisan, and yet it will be politi cal. All college men who are interested in discovering how this seeming para dox will be accomplished are invited to attend. Stenographer Kerby has been ban ished from official circles at Washing ton. He is accused of treachery. His treachery has been highly enlightening to the public, the members of which will not readily forget the glimpse be hind officiaj scenes afforded by the rashness of Kerby. Theodore RooMVOlt has made an un expectedly early return to public life, it is fitting this gr«at, typical American should be America's representative on an historical occasion. Although Ballinger has "fired" Sten ographer Kerhy, It is dOUbtlMl true he is profoundly impressed by the truth of t an old saying: "Murder will out." State Press Echoes HUMORISTS GONE With Twain gone, Eugene Field gone. Will Carletofl gone, there is not a f;i it humoriat left in the country. And who ever may arise in the future, the American people will remember Mark Twain as the one man who did much to turn trouble to lauerhter and who was beloved alike fur his genius and his largeness of foul.—San Jose Her ald. GENIUS REWARDED Because of the excellent quality of his verse a poet was recently paroled from the state penitentiary in Minne sota. That snug writing horsethief Who operated in Rlversldo and other cities and was finally sent up from Los An geles should take courage. Genius has its rewards, oven in the "pen."—River side Press. —♦— VOTERS AND CONSCIENCE If every citizen would hr true to him self and vote as his conscience directs, we would have efficient officials and nn honest administration of public af fairs. This country Is just what the majority of the people make it. Bom* communities should be heartily ashamed of their work.—Marysville Appeal. CORPORATION FIGUREHEAD They're trying to persuade old Cor poration Figurehead Hale of Maine that his StOIMCh troubles too had to warrant his running for the United States senate again. He'd be useless, too, without Aldrlch's coat to hold.— Sacramento Star. WIDE OPEN BUT DULL The people of San Francisco dn not seem to relish the "Paris of Atnerl^a," now that they have it. Times are not good, even If the town Is wide open. Again is the fallacy that vice pro :nr>tes business exploded.—Berkeley Gazette. RAILROAD MOURNERS "Under such conditions there seems no reason why the public should grieve with Taft. The only mourners appear to be the railroad managers and their senatorial representatives. — Modesto News. EXCUSE WON'T WORK The wives of Santa Cruz have served notice on belated husbands that the stayed-up-to-see-the-comet excuse will no longer work, because of the fog.— Santa Cruz News. Far and Wide THE POET He fines n"t for a wreath of hay, For fame ho carols not Ills lay; Although he tries his best to pleape, He slugs to got hi» bread and cheese. —Detroit News. No bigß«r flh was ever heard: Your true-horn bard is like a bird. He chirps his Hong because he must. He's got to let it out or bust! —Chicago Tribune. Sometimes the poet sings for fun: Sometimes the po»t "««ti th« mon'," Rut, a* a rule, the virtuous bard Fin'ls poetry its own reward. GERMAN PROGRESS ,\'<>t I'inK ilnca a resolution favoring the en- B> tm«nt of law that would make the German chancellor responsible to the leßialatlve branch of the imperial government for hlB acts and for those of the kaiser, received a favorable vote In the rechstag, and tho question la now mooted Of the Inw a? recommended in this resolution, will be passed, and Germany change Its Kovernment to the constitutional govern ment of the British type.-Portland Telegram. HAS BEEN WARNED If France makes any further mistakes It nerd M-inie no one hut Itself. It has been told precisely what It ought to do.—lndianapolis News. TERRIBLE WHISKERS Oovarnor Hughes' wriskers on the supreme court bench, or a few feet above it. nusht to be a terror to evildoers.—Chicago Dally Xewi. —♦— ROOM FOR MORE Hell may lie full of politicians, an Dr. Park hurst »ay». but doubtless there Is room for one or two more.-dt. LouU Poit-Di»patch. Department of Health Is Needed for the Welfare of American Nation THK chemical and medical sciences, It seems to us, should, In so far as they are fostered and applied by the government, be under the direction ! of a man eminently qualified for that purpose. The necretaries of the pros- I ent departments aro for the most part lawyers. Of course, the actual work Is done by highly skilled men who have won prominence in their respective professions; but the system lacks def inite organisation and It must, there fore, fail to achieve the best possible result!. It If becoming more and more a rec ognized fact that the cure of disease must give away to the prevention of disease. Wonderful results havo been brought about by scientists in and out of the government service; but it Man. ls to reason that research for scientific truths and principles under government patronage, protection and assistance can go further than when pursued by an individual working as such. Then, too. the government's means for disseminating the Informa tion needed by the public are mani festly a thousand-fold superior to tho facilities at the disposal of any In dividual or association. Bigger Navy Means Bigger Taxes and Will Add to the Cost of Living THE house of representatives has decided to stick to the two battle ships a year agreement which WSJ arranged by the late Senator Alli son as a compromise between the ad vocates of continued naval expansioln and those who would force the pace in the contest for naval supremacy. President Roosevelt wanted four bat tleships, and made known his desire in B special message. Congress de clined to give more than two. and Mr. ' Allison, Who had or was supposed to I have a genius for getting: working I compromises, devised an understanding not expressed in any formal resolu tion, that thereafter the annual in crease of the fleet should be at the rate of two battleships. The economists I who have sought to limit this year's building program to one vessel of this class to meet the administration s promise of economy, have been voted down and the Allison policy may be deemed to have received reafnrmatton. As naval votes do not run on party lines one may look for "judgets of more than $ll!0 000^000 annually until some argument more effective than economy Is advanced or until the country gener ally realizes from some rough experi ence the wisdom of that argument. Possibly our people are misled I* to the cost of battleships by their Indlt ference to legislative methods. Dls- There Are Notable Differences in the Treatmnet of Peary and Shackleton UNDER the headline "Peary and Shackleton," the Chicago Tribune has the following comparison of the cases and of the official treatment accorded these two distinguished ex- Pl°ThT' presence in this city of Lieu tenant Peary and in the country of Sir Ernest B. Shackelton will serve to call attention to the different treatment re ceived at the hands of their own gov ernments by the Englishman who failed to discover the south polo annd the American who succeeded in reach ing farthest north. "Lieutnant Shackleton, after an he rolc attempt In the Antarctic regions, had to fall back baffled when with n inn miles of his goal. The splendid courage of the British sailor was never better exemplified than In the Shackle ton expedition. The commander re turned home. He was welcomed as though he had succeeded. The king rightly conferred knighthood on him, and a subscription was raised to pay the expenses the explorer had In curred. He Is the English her of today. "Take the case of Peary. After twenty-one years of almost continual effort'he attains that which mariners and explorers had sought for three centuries, and gives to the U nited States the ultimate glory of north polar search. Ho returns, and. save for a few scientific bodies, he Is prac tically neither recognized nor honored. His friends apply to congress for some form of appreciation, and obstinacy and Paternalism Interferes to Regulate the Growth of Greek Zante Currants AMERICANS often say. With heat, that the government ought to reg ulate things more and better. Thoy insist that too much liberty Is allowed the individual. In many ways. He is Riven too free a hand in the use of his property when he wants to dis figure a neighborhood with an unsuit able building or unsightly signs. He is ;illowed too much latitude in busi ness as to the prices he charges and the bargains he drives. And so on, without limit. But what would Americans think of the other side of this question if it were brought home to them as it is, now and- then, to the people of many countries? How would Americans take to the regulation of their affairs after the manner of the Greek gov ernment's efforts to lift the price of so-called "eurmntt" by arbitrarily lim iting the supply? These "currants," often called Southern City Boasts Antique Station That Rivals Los Angeles Arcade Depot IN DAILY use as a freight depot, whnt is claimed as the oldest building in the world used exclu sively as a railway station stands In Frederick, Md. Erected in 1832. the long, rambling two-story structure stands today un changed, except for minor alterations and repairs, presenting the same gen eral appearance as when the modest stone building was the extreme western terminal of America's pioneer steam When the station was built the high est type of locomotive was embodied in the queer-looking "Davis Grass hopper " a crude affair, in appearance much like a hoisting engine set on a small flat car. At that time the arrival of trains was heralded by the ringing of a bell at the .station, and the old hell first used here to announce the arrival of the first Klow-going locomotive, with Its string of odd coaches, as they (HumbnliH Tlni«».> A man of recognized scientific and executive ability would soon organize the effort along this line and co-ordi nate the various branches of the serv ice. It Feems reasonable to arauinn that organization would result In great economies, or at least make tho money expended accomplish more in benefits to the people. The argument of expenso may be brought forward in opposition to tho Owen bill, but wo beliove lack Of centrmllied authority at present causes sufficient unnecessary expenditure to moro than meet the salary of a sec retary and assistant secretary. Tho appropriations for the several bu reaus already cxi tent would naturally he transferred into the new depart ment and no increase of expenditure ought to be required. Another advantage of placing the scientific work under purely scientific direction would be to relieve it from the embarrassments of tho politics which permeate most of the depart ments dealing with legal and business policies of tho country. Curative science, of all things, should be unhampered by tho Influence of politics. (Rostnn Tranicripl.) patches state the cost of the two Bat tleships authorized Is not to exceed $ti 000,000 each, omitting the qualifying clause, "exclusive of armor and nrma nient." A battleship without these is merely a shell, useless for any naval purposes. Equipped ready to go into commission, a battleship of tho class indicated represents an expenditure or nearly $11,000,000. Mr. Foss, chairman of the house naval committee, put the figure the other day at $11,800,000. The annual charge for upkeep of a Dread naught is about $1,000,000: that Is, for pay, stores, coal, ammunition, etc. Each carries a complement of between nine hundred and one thousand offi cers, seamen and marines. To prevent obsolescence there are charges not to be reckoned In the normal "upkeep. The navy department has submitted schedules for improvement and repairs on a group of battleships not yet four years old which aveiage $SIO,OOO a vessel. The cost is not that of keeping the vessels seaworthy, l.ut of bringing them up to date in the matter of ammunition hoists and other Internal equipments, fire control stations, etc. Here ore figures, all official, worthy nf study. Their teaching Is that a big ger navy means bigger taxes and an Inevitably higher cost of living, be cause taxes distribute themselves through the all the expenses of life. Suit I.»ke Tribune.) ignorance prevent the bestowal of thlb tardy reward." But that Is so Incomplete a slm ming up of the case as to amount to a caricature. A few things that Bhack leton did and did not do Bhould be put In to complete the showing. Shackleton did not, on coming out of the Antarctic snows, busy himself In 111-natured vituperation of a sup posed rival. He did not hide up his records, but turned them over promptly to the Koynl Geographical society, where publicity immediately followed. Neither did he nor his friends besiego parliament for special honor* or recog nition; and he has never at any time declined to have his records examined by any competent person, much less has he refused to show them to a com mittee of parliament. If any parlia mentary committee had asked to see them Lieutenant Shackleton would un questionably have instantly produced them. In fact, any member of parlia ment was at liberty to see them at any time. On the other hand. Commander Teary did the things noted which Shackleon did not, and refused to do the things which Shackleton did as a matter of course, and without being called on to do them. And this diverse conduct and atti tude of the two men must be taken Into account and included In any can did summary of the achievements of the two men, and the way the one and the other has been treated, officially and by the public. (San Joae Herald.! "Zante currants, Decauße may bio shipped from Zante, as well as other places in the lonian Islands, are little, seedless crapes. They are sun-dried, lying on the sandy ground. In recent years the yield has seemed too large for the world's needs, and prices have been very low. Accordingly, the government steps in and brings ahout the enactment of a law which provliles for the uprooting or L's per cent of the vines which bear these little grapes. The replanting of the apace occupied or the planting of other vines of the same kind In other places, is forbidden. The expectation is that In this way the production of the so-called currants will be cut down about 25 per cent and better prices will follow, The theory may work or It may not, but how would Americans like such ptitrrnalism? How long would they endure It? (The BoKton Monitor.) rolled into the little town from Balti more, sixty-one miVes away, still hangs in the cupola of this building. Another reminder of the early days of railroading, when the huge freight wagons drawn by mule teams still tolled across the mountains, is the equipment used for lifting these same wagon beds from ordinary wagon wheels to railway trucks, which may be seen today vy the visitor to the old depot. The building stands east and west. The shed on tie north was used in the old rlays for the storage of freight and passenger cars, while the track leading into the large entrance In the, main structure was formerly used for car* loading and unloading merchandise. THE DANCER Hr danced attendance on a maid; Ilf danced with her th« nlnht th«y mi; With kid In armi he'« dancln« now At night whtn ha ihould b« In b«J. —Tonkin BUtMmu.