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Fostage free in United States and Mexloo; elsewhere postage added. __ THE HERALD IN SAN FRANCISCO A.NU OAKLAND—Los Angeles and Southern Cali fornia visitors to San Francisco and Oakland will find The Herald on Bale at the new. stands in the San Francisco f»rry build and on the streets In Oakland by Wheatley and by Amos News 00. A file of The Los Ange'.os Herald oan be teen at the office of our English representa tives. Messrs. HI. (Kid J. Hardy & Co.. 30. Jl and SI Fleet street. London. BnKland, free of charire. and that firm will be glad to re oelve news, subscriptions and advertise ments on our behalf. On all matters pertaining; to advertising .*«.«•• £«.«~im xi A*t*fl- ftilv«rtlslnff man ager. _^ Population of Los Angeles 327,685 CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN 8; J^ETRORSIIMe >fU AT THE THEATERS AUDITORIUM— HBI/ASCO— "Fewty-ftve Minutes from Broad way." fU'RBAXK— "The Man en the Box." UMPIRE:— extravaganza. (IRANI)—"By RKrht of Bworfl." I.OS AXGEl.Kß—Vaudeville. MAJESTIC— and DUX. H.*flON-D«rk. OLYMPIC — farce. ORPKECM—Vandovtlle. IMtlNC'ESS—Musical fame. ■»»♦ TELEGRAPH FACILITIES. LOB ANGETjES business men and others -.vho patronize the tele graph companies read with inter est that rop"resentativps of the larger branch of the great monopoly are vis iting Lns Angeles. This part of the coast needß and lon~ has needed more nnd better telegraph facilities, and a squarer deal on the rate proposition than it has been getting. The night letter service has been grene.ra.lly recog nized as a great convenience to the public and a measure of economy which could not fall to make its eco nomic advantage felt In the business and social life of the Unltc-d Statejs. Now that new blood hae been infusod into the veins of the larger twin mo nopoly by the fact that the telephone company ha« taken over the telegraph stock the service can and doubtless will be vastly improved; and the improve ment will be extended to service and equipment a? well as rates. It Is to be hoped aiso that the gen eral effloiency of the telegraph service of tho larger wdag of the trust will be vastly improved, and that the person nal of their operating rooms will be changed so that thay will rasembla departments for transmission of tele grams and public intelligence rathor than look l!k» refuges for senile and debilitated men and women. The Pacific ooast entertains the highest anticipations of benefit to re sult from the visit of inspection, and it is to be hop«d Los Angles and the Pacific division will not be disap pointed. WHATS THE USE? HERE ie another example of the folly of overwork. Webster Sam uels of the Carnegie group of bright young man killed himself be cause he found he had lost health in gaining hie ambition to be secretary of a steel company! What is the use of the over strenu ous life, which rushes young Ameri cans into business prematurely and bids them work, work, work, work, early and lat«? Under the economic system ;U present favored by civilization, the hard work er's energy and health may be counted With thi unearned Increment of tha corporation or the individual employer - the wreckage of th« l:i tnis nervous age j brainy, ambitious man do not need to be driven, but to he restrained. It is high time writers and preachers >] to teach the importance of tha if the natural energies uf human beings as well as of. the natu ral ri "I the nation Hardly a day dawns that dots not bring a new ii to remind us rank, wealth, place, power, circumstance, achievement are "but the guinea stamp. THE MAN'S THE UQLL> FOX A' THAT." Professor Hadluy Of Yale says pop ulation has become ko large ami o ciety so complox.their needs havi grown the framework which sul for the older and stapler conditions. Uut underlying 1 everything and always applicable are the first principles of Americanism. I WHY WE ARE SHAMED EVERT citiwsn of the Imperial county of Lok Angeles feels proud if being a citlien of a county which in many ways leads all other counties of this state and of the west. It is a source of justifiable pride to be a citizen of a county which in the judgment of our state board of equalization is not only the richest county In the state, but the richest county In the west. It is a source of pride to be a oltizen of ft county containing within its bor ders a city which has broken all rec ords of municipal growth heretofore made In the United States, and which will soon be the metropolis of the Pa cific coast. It is a source of pride to be a citizen of a county having within its borders such beautiful nnd progressive cities as Pasadrna, Long Beach, Rcdondo, Ocean Park, Santa Monica, Glondnle and other? that we could name. But there is just one thing which a cltiien of the imperial county of Los Angeles not only has no light to Ur proud of, but which should and does bringr a blush of shame to his cheek whenever he thinks of It, and that is the fact that every user of the public highways of Southern Cali fornia oan tell when he crosses the boundary line separating Los Angeles Annntv fYnm a.nv adininin? county. by the inferior character of the high ways In the county, which is the richest In the state, and probably pays more for highway maintenance than all other counties of Southern California together. It is a notorious and frequently re marked fact among the users of auto mobiles that th* farther you get from the city of LO6 Angeles the better the highways become, and that the mo ment you cross the line separating Lob Angeles county from any adjoin ing county you find a better highway system than any that Los Angeles county can boast. Just why this is so is easily recognized by anyone who has given attention to the wretched failure which the majority of our board of supervisors, elected by a disreputa ble political machine, has made in the handling; of a splendid fund voted nearly two years ago by the citizens of Lob Aixgeles county to construct a first-class system of highways. Not only have the unbusinesslike methods of the machine politicians composing the majority of our board of super visors, utterly failed to get any results from the royal provision that our citi zens have made for a perfect highway system, but they have from a lack of business methods as applied to high- way management in the past, failed to secure anything like a single decent highway in the county of Los Angeles. San Diego county some time ago voted an issue of twelve hundred thou sand dollars in bonds, and from the prooeeds of these bonds the county proposed to obtain 400 miles of first class htgtiways. And tha best part of It to the citizens of San Diego county Is that these highways are being ob tained very rapidly. Anyone who has traveled that portion of the road be tween San Diego and Los Angeles extending: from Escondido to Corona has had the opportunity of using a splendid public highway running for a considerable portion of its length through a mountainous country where the houses do not average one for every mile of the distance. The same person may go through any portion of Los Angeles county bo thickly settled that the country appears almost like a village, and will never find one foot of decent highway over which to drive his machine. The Good Government forces have entitled themselves to the everlasting gratitude of the people of the city of Loe Angeles by turning out of the government of this city a lot of ma chine politicians, and replacing them with honest, able business men who are making in the government of tha oity the same sort of business success that they have heretofore made of their own private affairs. The Good Gov- j ernment organization, if it shall suc ceed at th« county election in turning out of office the Honorable Tvs El dridge, who is the chossn representa tive of the maohine, in the inefficient government that it has given this county, and in replacing him with a good citizen of character and ability, who will give to our county a business administration, will have performed a service for the citizens of Los Ange les county as groat as it has per formed In the past for the citizens of Loa Angeles. THE NEW ORDER. I /~\ VR readers who have followed with I I any degree of care the reports re- cently published in the daily rs of the discussion between the officials of the city on one hand and the representatives of the Street rail way companies on the other, of the character of pavement and tr:ick main tenance to be required of the street railroad companies by the city, and have noted the results of this discus sion, have had a very food practical illustration of the difference between a city government conducted for the ben efit of public service corporation*, and ! n city government conducted for the l benefit of its citizens. The entire indifference to the comfort and safety nf the public which has in the past been shown by the street rall road companies of the city In paving and maintaining- their tracks had been co much a mntter of course that our citizens hH-:l almost come to despair of ever having any relief. Fur years it hai b ■ istom of th<" street rail e their tracks and those portions of the street on each Bide thereof which the law requires them to yave at their own good lire and convenience. After the ■ city had put down expensive and high menti en streets the street railway companies have frequently per mitted their portion of the mi- ! to 1 go unpaved for months, thus not only causing inconvenience and danger to LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 18, 1910. A Fair, Thorough, Impartial Investigation / &UKE, ''LL^*%. KM i LA^Mj^^ScJ' \ the public which uses the streets, but at the same time damaging the pavement laid by the city. Then when the street railway eompanias did pave their tracks the work was done in so poor a manner that it usually gave way very shortly, and the result was a street a largo por tion of which could not be comfortably or safely used for traffic. Examples of this condition are to be found all over the city. One notorious example is at the corner of First and Broadway, where the street is occupied by the converging and crossing tracks to an extent that should require par ticular pains in its maintenance. Th« pavement hore has given away so that the street is full of chuck holes, which make it not only disagreeable, but positively dangerous for use by or dinary street traffic. The dangerous condition of the street railway tracks on Main street is an other instance. These tracks in some portions of South Main street are in such condition ns to make that rart of the street occupied by them practically unusable by vehicles. The matter has been taken up by the city engineer's department, and he has drawn a set of specifications for th« paving of the streets by the railroad companies, which in the future will eliminate all this trouble. The adoption of these specifications by the council was bitterly opposed by the representa tives of the street railroad companies. Under the order that used to prevail in the city of Los Angeles before the Good Government forces secured control of the city government, no such specifica tions would ever have been drawn in the first place, and in the second place, had they been drawn, they would have no chance of being adopted. The fact that they have been adopted by the committee having the matter in charge and will shortly be adopted by the city council is but another evidence of the great fact that the city of Los Angeles is I now being governed for the benefit of all the citizens and not for the benefit of private interest:-. An eastern enthusiast suggests al! boy babies born on the day of Col. Roosevelt s return to the United States should be named "Theodore Roose velt." The best friends of Col. Roose velt are those who nope his reception will be without fanlastit, cranky or freakish features which might have awkward consequences. Every good citizen wishes success to the great cross-country relay race planned by the Youns Men's Christian associations of Southern California. What used to be called "muscular Christianity" has been followed by "athletic Christianity." To possess a sound mind in a sound body is a sound Christian aim. Celtic club meetings and dinners are remarkable for scholarship as well as good fellowship. There is no other organization exactly like the Celtic club. Its appeal Is universal. To take the Celt out of our civilization would be to take the heart out of it. Los Angeles Herald is a sui cessful newspaper because it insists and will insist on maintaining the first princi- ples of Americanism and in advocat ing good government and progress in the Los Angeles way. San Bernardino centennial celebra tion has been opened with jo;, glory and enthusiasm. Congratulations to Sinn Bernardino. We wish the enter prising city many happy and prosper ous centennials. Fiftieth anniversary "f the univer- Kity of California, like San Bernardino i entennlal, reminds us California Is growing in years, achievements am! honors, You may trust the Los Angeles way. It always "gets there." State Press Echoes ENFORCING RESPONSIBILITY An ordinance has been adopted by the town of Morrison that could well be imported to this coast. The scheme is this: If any saloonkeeper, after selling liquor to a man until he is drunk, expels the customer from his saloon, he loses his license. The sa loonkeeper or his barkeeper must take care of the drunkard until he be per fectly sober and shall pay all costs of caring- for him until he has complete control of his senses. The idea is an excellent one.—Sacramento Union. SCARE MONGERING The Sacramento Bee isn't happy un less there Is some kind of "scare" abroad. It made the most of the bu bonic plague scare, and now it Is en aged in working up a hydrophobia scare. In Pouthern California of late a few dogrs have given evidence of a fei'llng of discomfort, and some Jack acses who add "M. D." to their names declared that the dogs were mad. — Fresno Mirror. WHERE ARE THE MONUMENTS? There has been erected in Nurem berg, Germany, a monument to Peter Hejnlien, who first substituted springs for weights in the clock md made the watch possible. Is there in the United States a monument to Whitney, Sing er, Bell, Morse, McCormlck or any other mechanical genius?— San Fran cisco Star. MUZZLED KISSES A Loa Angeles druggist hns invented an "osculatory screen" which is guar anteed to make kissing sanitary. Can you magine waiting to run to a drug store for a muzzle when you hay a chance to get a kiss? —San Bernardino Free Press. , A.., . MAKE THEIR MARK Exchanges tell of a New York police man who shot twice at a burglar, hit ting a piano both times. Kven Goth am's policemen are bound to make their mark in music.—Humboldt Stan dard. AIDS TO LONGEVITY Weston. the walker, is hale and hearty at 70. thereby proving that pe destrianism is as conducive to serene and useful longevity as :' career in the senate.—Oakland Knquirer. Far and Wide WHY CONFISCATE? Mr, Carnegie's plan for puncturing bloated wealth Is simplicity its?lf. "Let men make all the money they can in their lifetime." he says, "but when they die, let the state take half of it." Why let the state take any of it if the men make it? The state isn't a pirate. At any rate it ought not to be. And if the men don't make it but only take it, why should the state- let them keep it until they die? The state doesn't protect men In piracy. At any rate it ougfhn't to, — The Public. TOOK SHORT CUT "How did that man come to I" re garded as an authority on the tariff? He never impressed me as much of a student." "No," answered Senator Sorghum. "Ho didn't spend his time reading books or theorizing. He found out what his constituents wanted, and got it."— Washington Star. BACHELOR'S PROVERBS Men wouldn't care so much for even ball If It were a family affair. You can always tell by the way a woman smiles that what you think it means isn't it. A man thinks he's a devil of a fel low to have a prizefighter pointed out to him in a street car.—New York Press. —♦- WHAT THEN? What could be more pathetic than thin spectacle of the Republican party —the party of Lincoln, Grant and Me —waiting with ill concealed ap prehension for the coming of Theodore Roosevelt and the day of Judgment?— New York World. — A— NO USE •1 want to resistor a VOW," said the politician, bringing his hand down h»rd. . what's the use of registering It?" replied his friend. "I can't vote." —Yonkers Statesman. Public Letter Box TO CORRESPONDENTS— Letters Intended for publication must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer. The Herat i gives the widest latitude to correspondents, but assumes no responsibility for their views. Letters must not exceed 800 words. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT HAS NO H-ACE IN PRESENT AGE LOS ANGELES, May 16.—[Editor Herald]: Thank you for your com ment on the Walla Walla crime. If I were to strangle a human being until he was dead, 1 would be executed. I wish to appeal to you who profess to believe the Bible, who claim to walk according to the teachings of Jesus Chrlßt. I declare to you, if you be lieved in ahd followed the principles laid down by him who "taught as never man taught," you would vote against and do away with this blot on civilization, capital punishment: and what Is worse than death, the torture now practiced on men suspected of crime, so damnable In Its cruelty. Nothing but Jonathan Edwartis' de scription of hell exceeds It in horror. After Sager was hanged, Maine voted no mora hanging, and with Increase of population had less crime in the next twenty years. I have been in Jail work for years; have had men come to me sick, nearly destitute of clothes, hungry and without money to buy food, after thirty or sixty days for the crime of being out of work, and walk ing to find it because they had no money to ride. Thank God, the press is waking up. The pulpit will when the people will listen to the truth. 'Am I my brother's keeper?" finds a good answer for us who profess to love God in the words of Christ: "Inasmuch as ye have done it to the least of these ye have done it unto me." Our brother is behind the bars, our sister is In the brothel. Let U6 see to It that their blood is not on our garments S. J. BINNS. OPPOSED FRANCHISES AS MERE TYRANNY BY THE MAJORITY LOS ANGELES, May 15— [Editor Herald]: Of course, as Willoughby Smart says, the press did not get Emma Goldman's argument in her de bate on woman suffrage with Mr. Cantrell straight. She simply took Herbert Spencer's attitude that the franchise in not a right but a device for enabling the majority to bludgeon the minority. She gave Auberon Her bert's argument in his Herbert Spencer lecture at Oxford, June 7, 1906, and pre sented the views so ably summarized by Ouida in her essay on "Woman Suffrage." In unmistakable terms she declared that women were entitled to every right enjoyed by men, but maintained that the franchise was not a right but a political arrangement, working most awkwardly and productive of no bene fit to the poor. Literature on this subject has not yet been written, as it seems to me. When some Judiotol mind applies itself to the task of ascertaining just how much legislation of the last hundred years hag been in the interests of freedom and the abolition of poverty we shall, 1 anticipate, be startled at the minus result. Meanwhile. I, for my part, have not the slightest doubt that one of the most marked phenomena of today is the growing contempt of everything connected with politics, which Is more and more distrusted as a possible remedy. T. K. G. CLAIMS COMET 13 CRYSTAL AND TAIL IS REFLECTION LOS ANGELES, May 15.—[Editor Herald]: I notice in a Los Angeles paper of today two pages devoted to Ilalley's comet, claiming the tail is composed of atoms so minute the pressure of the sun's light overcomes the fore; of gravitation, and that this is the reason the tail always points away from the sun. They also claim the comet's tail is composed of hydro carbon gases and assume that the tuil is continuously formed anew, not only every day but every instant. Now, the Cacti arc the. tail Is not formed of hydro carbon gas or minute partlcli ■ of any substance, for the I had no tall at all only in the eye of the observer. The head of the comet It a crystal formation, and the rays Of the sun uiemnsr the crystal travel on. into Lonely Children and Orphans Should Get a Chance to Succeed in Life FROM Texas comes the report that 20,000 mothers of that stnto have petitioned the governor not to al low children from the orphnn nsylnms and foundling homes in New York to bo sent to the Lone Star commonwealth. The excuse for this remarkable re quest ig not that the mothers think that if given time they will be able to populate the state without any as sistance from New York, but because some of the children have been placed In proper homes. The managers of the various asylums that have sent children to Texas say that great care hu« been taken In finding homes, but they have suspended sending any more children to that state, and have asked the governor for particulars ooncornlng the homos which are supposed to be objectionable, alleging that they have never had ad verse reports, and that they employ persons to look after the children after they are located. Of course, if children are not placed in proper homes the matter should be remedied at once, whether they are placed in Texas or Rhode Island, but the singular feature of this mothers' petition is that the women signing it should not have tried to remedy the evils of which they complain, rather than endeavor to deprive Innocent and helpless children of a chance t.> homes. That certainly doas not seem very motherly, and leads to a strong suspicion that like a petition—also said to have been signed by several hundred i iiun'uno —that or.cc via presented >3 - . governor of this state, it was a surprise I to everyone who knew the signers and California Should Be Protected by Adequate Public Accountancy Law CALIFORNIA needs a state depart ment of accountancy, such as has been established in Ohio. Nev/ York, Massachusetts, Indiana. Rhode Island, Colorado, West Virginia, Wy oming and a dozen other states. Such departments have proved of great benefit whenever they exist, and have been strongly recommended for every stato in the. Union by the Na tional Civic Federation, the National Municipal league, the League of Ameri riui Municipalities, tho Accountants, the American Economic association, tho American Statistical association, the Association of Municipal Comptrollers and Accounting Officers, the Govern ment Accountants' association and va rious other national and state bodies. The object of such a department is to establish a uniform system of ac counting in all public offices, not only of the state itself but also of each po litical subdivision thereof, such as cities and counties, and to provide for a sys- With Party Government the Party in Power Must Accept Its Responsibility OI'RS Is a government by parties. Government by parties is not an ideal government, because it has to be administered for political expe diency—for "the party good"—instead of for the benefit of all. Since we have party government, however, the people are Justified in holding whatever party is in power accountable for lesr'.slatloin. A party promises In its platform to do certain things; the voters, in consid eration of those promises, cast their ballots for that party and that pro gram. In morals and in law—ln every thing but politics—that party, if it gets into control, is bound to carry out, its contract. That is a general proposition, good in the case of all parties, under all con ditions It applies, say. to tho Repub lican party in New York state, the Democratic party in Ohio, the Social ist party in Milwaukee. Any party which hopes to secure and retain the confidence and support of tho people Ecclesiasticism Cannot Complain of Demand for a Religion of the Truth ONE of the most rapidly increasing religious bodies in the world to day is based on the belief that all calamity and evil and suffering is to be finally eliminated through an improved and uplifted thought about God and his relation to man, and a more, perfect understanding and abid ing faith in the principle underlying and operating through that relation. We hold no brief for these people. Whatever may be thought of their belief or practice, there is more of abiding faith in good and less of en slavement to evil and fear of calamity in the world because of the fact that they are asking men to turn away from fear and worry and evil as unworthy c.f a place in the creation and house hold where Love Is believed to be om- nipotent. If such a. belief in the test of the daily life of its adherents can and does I space with great luminosity, the same aa the rays of the sun passing through a magnifying glass show a luminous spot on any object toward which they are directed. When you see a searchlight directing its rays through the air on a dark 1 night you see a good illustration of what is termed the tail of a comet. And in the stream of light produced there is as much substance as there Is in the tail of any comet. And the only harm which could result by passing through this reflection from the comet would be from a possible overheating of the earth's atmosphere. But any disastrous effects from this cause are very doubtful, as tho Bp ad at which the comet travels would only leave the earth In its reflection^ a lew moments. T- H INCREASED COST OF LIVING IS NOT DUE TO HIGH TARIFF ONLY 1.08 ANGELES, May 14.—[Editor Herald]: Will you kindly insert in your paper the views of an aged Jef n Democrat and Lincoln Repub lican on the high cost of living/ I hold that Mr. Bryan's quantitative tne ory of money advanced when he tlrst ran for president has proved to be correct—that is, that the greater per capita of money in circulation the higher will be the values of articles uurchasable with money generally, wut money is not only gold, sliver and United States notes. Any paper, such as stocks and bonds, having a value guaranteed by our government, is also money. Our per capita of gold, silver and fold note! lias been considerably Increased, but probably not nearly 8.1 much as olalmed by the party in power Perhaps It now amounts to about $33 and was then about $23 per RAprftmontn TTnlon> saw the petition to learn that many of them had not the slightest claim to maternity. Abandoned children and orphans must he (civen some chance to succesß in life. They are terribly handicapped at best, nnri they cannot remain forever in the Institutions that take caro of them In babyhood. No wiser plan, it would seem, could ba HUKKeHted than to find homes for the little walfn among; kind and decent people who will bring them up properly, nnd in many eases, no doubt, adopt them. The mothers of Texas, or the mothers of anywhere else for that matter, could do nothing bet l.-i or more noble from every point of vi.--\v, tliiiu to aMlli such a good work. Instead of being so Inhuman unil in hospitable ns the nlgnors of the Texas petition appear to be, they would have done better to have written to the authorities of the asylums calling at tention to the cases which were proper subjects of criticism, and then have offered to assist in obtaining proper homes for the little oes. Any true mother's hoart should go out in great sympathy to the little one de prived of the love that she gives her own offspring. Any mothers heart should reach out to shelter the father less and motherless babes; and from any mother's heart It would seem that a prayer would go up for the little un fortunate adrift upon life's ocean. It is not to the credit of Texas that such a petition was sent Its governor, nor *Un* 4-v A *.a OVA 20 000 wrmipn in TMJIB. whether mothers or not, who would sign such a paper. rKficrtinietltn Roe.) tem of Inspection and supervision by state officials. California has nothing of the. kind, and no public accountancy law. Tho state board of examiners does not per form such functions, its duties being limited to claims against the state and inspection of the books of the stato treasurer and stato controller. Each city and county in the state does as it pleases in the matter of pub lic accounts, and there is no sort of supervision by the state. Nor are there any reports to the state from which comparisons of cost of local govern ment can be made. But with a uniform system of ac counting, under state inspection and with city and county outlays properly returned t'i a state department of ac countancy, regular annual reports could he issued which would be very valuable In securing greater economy in the ex penditure of public money, and also in placing a wholesome check on various forms of grafting in public offices. (The Pathfinder) miwt redeem lte promises, must "de liver the goods," and ;lo it without equlvoeatioln or "legal shifts." The time has com«, therefore, to put the question plainly to the Sixty-first congress, with a Republican majority of nearly thirty in the senate ano nearly flfty in the house, whether It in tends to fulfill the plain and express promises of the Republican platform on which it was elected. For tho benefit of those legislators who may have forgotten what tho»e promises were, we tvIII here review the principal ones, namely: Safer . urrency legisla tion; more stringent anti-trust laws; more effective control of railway rates; simplified court procedure; meant for milking rural life more attractive: equal Justice for the negro and for all, regardless of race or color; a subsi dized merchant marine; closer federal supervision of public health; a bureau of mines and mining; citizenship for Porto Rioans, and "immediate admis sion" for Arizona and New Mexico. (Pasadena News) eliminate rear ana surrering, raemw and physical, and supplant dread of calamity with mental peace and an ever-abiding faith in the omnipresence and omnipotence of good, it is worthy of Just treatment, not only, but a fair trial in every individual experience. Truth is what men have been look ing for, and no man is justified in any narrow or bigoted treatment of what 1b offered as truth asking to be tried out In the crucible of dally living. The great founder of Christianity said, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Any thing short of a realization of this, full promise must lack something of being the truth to which ho referred. He also said to a suffering humanity, "My peace I give unto you." Eccleelas tlclsm cannot justly complain at a popular demand for a religion which shall in daily application work out this freedom and this promised peace. capita. That has caused some increase in values, but not nearly as much aa there has been because th*" uses for money per capita have also increased. High tariff nan undoubtedly in creased values of many articles, hut we have had high tariff many years, while the rapid increase in the cost of living has been mainly within a few years; therefore we cannot Justly at tribute it to high tariff alone. In my opinion the main causo is that tho amount of stocks and Donds based upon public utilities hat) during a few years increased many billions of dol lars and their value being guaranteed by laws providing that the rates the owners of said utilities may charge for their services shall not be less than will pay a reasonable interest on their investment over and above running expenses has made said stocks and bonds an immense circulating medium, probably two or three times as much as all our gold, silver and national bank notes. .» If you doubt that said stocks and bonds are a circulating medium you have only to notice that In nearly all the great deals involving many mil lions nearly all their payments are made in stocks an.J bonds; and when we read of the valuations of large es tates of the deceased we find a large portion of their estates consists of: storks and bonds. Arid the great rail road magnate, Ryan, testified that "90 nt of all railroads are built with bonds." Now I ask, wherein lies the political economy, justice or common sense of running our government under such laws as make a few multi millionaires at the expense of tho I? It is certainly the latter who pay nearly all the high tnrlff and allO tin high rates that maintain the value of the billions of stocks and bonds with which our so-called public utili ties are constructed. VOX POPUH.