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Hardy & Co., .10. 31 nd 32 Fleet street, London. England, free of charge, and that firm will be glad to re ceive news, subscriptions and advertise- On all matters pertaining to advertising address Charles R. Gates, advertising man ager. __ Population of Los Angeles 327,685 CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN W^ RETRORSUM AT THE THEATERS AUDITOR! fM—Dark. BEI»ASC'O— Minutes from Broad way." BURBANK—"The Man on the Box." —Musical extravaganza. GRAND—"By night of Sword." LOS ANGELES—Vaudeville. MAJESTIC —Kolb and Dill. HASOX —Dark. JLYMPIC—Musical farce. ORPHEUM—Vaudeville. ritlNCKSS—Musical farce. ■ ■» ■ » THE COST COUNTED ANOTHER new battleship has been launched. It is not only the biggest and best ship in the American navy, but a credit to the naval construction of the United .States. That the skill of American men should be able to build ,a battle ship as big as a city block with a speed of -t' 34 knots per hour, is a sig nal testimony to the brains, enterprise and wealth of the people of the United States. The bread line is still waiting for a daily pittance in New York. In the bread line are always new faces. Every night there are new chums. Every night new citizens are driven by des peration to the ranks of the army of poverty and humiliation. Many of the men in the bread line are able-bodied, skilled workmen. But neither physical strength nor their skill avails '.hem In the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness in the United States. The great new warship is named the Florida. Its estimated cost is $6, --000,000. That is a good deal of money. Estimating the average yeariy earn ings of an American citizen at $IJOO (a flguTe which is over rather than under the average— we believe the correct figure is about $300) it would take the earnings of a working man during 12,000 continuous years of toil to pay for the Florida; or, if it would be too tedious to await one man's accumula tion of such a stupendous Himalaya of wealth, 11 would take the total earn ings of 12,000 men for one year to build the ship. And the government could afford to pay living wages to 12,000 of thr unemployed for a year without spending a dollar more than has been disbursed for the warship. There is a curious flaw in the argu ment of all civilized governments. They will tell you it is important to devote the national wealth to the maintenance of armies and navii the protection of impoverished citizens, dying of starvation and worry. Why wouldn't il )u a good idea to provide tl.e greatest amount of happiness for the greatest number of the people be fore spending millions of dollars on warships? PEACEMAKER THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S visit to Germany lias been productive of much good, because with strenu ous Insistence he has ignored the exist ence of even a possibility of o clash be tween the British and the German em pires, ami, u» the representative of all tiio English-speaking peoples, ha assured of the general goodwill of the Germans. Prof. Brant, president oi the German Shakespeare society, gave CoL Roose i document creating him an honor ary in> mber of the bo< lety ami making the statement the society constitutes ••a, close tii- between Germany am the Enh'iish-Hju-iikiiii,' world." After that, llngolsm, whether in L«on dur. or Berlin, "ill have do excuse for howling for military appropriations. HIDE AND SEEK IN HIS article published In the North American Review entitled "Bide nnd Seek Politic*," Wooirow Wil son, president Of Princeton university, STlves nn analytical review of the gen eral national political situation and prospects, leading to the conclusion, familiar to reader* of The Herald, that the time is ripe for a return to first principles, and that nothing less will satisfy men Who are genuine lovers of their country and see naught patriotic or boastworthy In a state of affairs under which remarkable Inequalities in prosperity hnve been developed. Dr. Wilson finds modern political methods have Interfered with popular or American government and have sub stituted an elaborate system of ma chinery for a simple system of choice of measure? in accordance With the foundation doctrine of the frreatest pood for the greatest number. He writes: "It is a very interesting and very vital thing to have come back to our original problem, to bo obliged thus to become onoe more thoughtful partisans of GENUINE! DEMOCRACY. THE ISSUE IS NOTHING LESS. ■What we need la a radical reform of our electoral system, and the proper reform will be a return to democracy. It Is the high duty of every lover of puiiliuat iiueiiy iv become a partisan of such a reform If once he becomes convinced of It. Another great age of American politics will have dawned when men seek once more the means to establish the rights of the people and forget parties and private inter ests to serve a nation." Dr. Wilson finds publicity Insepar able from good government. He char acterizes as outrageous and deteatable and dangerous the habit which some city councils and other public bodies have fallen into of shutting the door and excluding the public in the persona of newspaper reporters whenever it peemeth good in their own eyes. Secret sessions are the chief causes of corruption, debauchery and betrayal of public trust. They give oppor tunity to the devil—nay, they suggest opportunity to the go-betweens and agents of the interests which find it profitable to Influence legislation by an argument addressed to the pocketbonks of weaklings, At secret sessions, says Dr. Wilson land he speaks for the American peo ple) "the public is not present either in fact or In thought. Committeemen get into the hahlt of being reticent and silent about what occurred in the committee room. AND SOON FIND THEMSELVES UNDER THE IM PRESSION THAT IT IS THEIR OWN PRIVATE AFFAIR, ANYWAY. The habit spreads to the deliberative bodies themselves. Boards of alder men (in Los Angeles the city council) will often refuse to open their de bates to reporters or to publish the names of those who voted nye or no in the division when the debit.- was ended. And so wherever we turn, we find the intimate business of gov ernment sealed up In confidences of every kind—CONFIDENCES AGAINST THE PEOPLE WITH REGARD TO THEIR OWN AFFATRS: confidences with regard to the way in which their interests are to be served and safe guarded. Public discussions are the mere formal dress parade of politics." A general awakening to appreciation of the rlshts and privileges guaran teed by Americanism will end the "se cret meeting" nonsense. A secret ses sion of a public body is a paradoxical and preposterous proceeding. REVOLUTIONARY RELICS ONE of Washington's swords is the subject of litigation In Baltimore courts. A strange fate seems to dog the relics of the first president. '< Another of his swords—one which Lafayette presented to him—was part of the loot of the Jobn Brown raider?; when they stormed and s;:cked the house and released the slaves of Col. Lewis Washington, whose testimony at the subsequent investigation was In some measure responsible for the con viction and death sentence of poor old Brown. All the revolutionary relics should he gathered in one safe, central na tional depository. There are many such relics in the p ibsi BSion of private families or individuals in Los Angeles. What is probably the most complete and valuable collection of pre-revolu tlonary and revolutionary letters in existence is in this city in private own ership. Unless better care i taken of the revolutionary letters and relics scat tered throughout the United States, In the course of time they are certain to be lost or destroyed. For instance, the Ollectlon is only a small remnant of a Imk trunkful of docu ments, mo.st nf which v ere burned hy an Indiffereni and contemptuous cleaner, who reffarded them as rubbish. SAN BERNARDINO SAN BERNARDINO Ontennlal cel ebration is a bit; xuccess, and its climax "f glory and triumph will come today, which i- I, - ■ day. (in I. is Angeles daj Greater Los Anse les will help San Bernardino to irate In the Los Angeles way. A patriotic or commemorative celebration in any community of this me.it slate, i.s worthy of the heartiest Bupport and encourage nent of all tin: other com munlt In tii- success of a ' elcbratlon like that -a San Bernardino all California a vital Interest, for tin Ban Bernardino Is Californiun history, and is typically Illustrative of the most sweeping and impressive social change of modern times tl < change from sleepy, delightful ( allforn i of the pad m to the wlde>awake and still delight ful (more delightful than ever) Califor nia of the progressivlstß. Good luck to San Bernardino, and may it celebrate many centennials. LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1010. '<*■>/ / <&$"R.Ntz TT I F. J. WHIFFEN THE good citizens of Los Angeles who value decent government higher than municipal politics, will find additional reason for confi dence in and gratitude to the good government organization in the char acter of the candidates whom that or ganizatlon has induced to offer them selves to fill two vacancies now in the city council. One of these candidate?, Jlr. F. J. Whiffen, for whoso can didacy the good government Influences are responsible, represents In his suc cessful business career in Los Angeles, and In his character as a citizen de voted heart and soul to the welfare of the community in whi h he lives, the right kind of material with which mu nlclpal offices should be filled. Mr. Whiffen lias achieved a suffi cient success in business to demon atrate that he is a man to whom the business affairs of the city may be safely entrusted, With the full confi dence that they will be oared for In a most businesslike and efficient man ner. Having succeeded in at quiring a competency which makes it unneces sary for him t<-> devote nil <>f hlB time to his private business, he Is in a posi tion, If elected, to civo to the fullest extent the time required fur discharg ing hif duties to the city. He has also for years past devoted sufficient of his time, ability and money to the cause of good government in the city to demonstrate his loyalty to that cause, and t" show his fellow citizens that they may expect at his hands, if <i. the same sort of government for which lie lias usorl his personal influence, his intelligence and his s as a citizen in the past. With Mr. Whiffen a member of the council the rule adopted by our citi zens at the last election of placing only mi n of i and ability in that body will remain unljroken. According to the year booh of the department of agriculture it will be come more and more difficult to effect successful "corners" in wheat. Many citizens tin<l it profitable to follow farming as a profession and occupa tion und the cry "Back to the land" ire than it ever meant. Sci entific farming is Increasing the pro ductivity of the soil and scientific fanners will keep up the food supply. Young Women's Christian associa tion this week "ill bring the year's educational work to a dose with an exhibition and a spi cial program of great Interest The young Women's ('lirist iaii in 1« "i f the most practically useful of the helpful or ganizations f"i' which Greater Los An geles is famous. Good luck t l' San Bernardino in it centennial iel brai ion. Thi historical Interests of Ban Bernardino are i:, ;;r ■ it measure those of Southern California. Los Angeles "ill do all in its power to make the Han Bernardino celebration a sue, ess in the Los Angeles way. Any person caught chopping up or otherwise maltreating the name or San Bernardino during the centennial cele -1,- ition will forfi it his reputation among ti Itlzens of the busy and su< cessful contennlal celebrant to which we send pood luck wishes. When we read of the commit of an old school teacher to .'in institu tion where lie will have to associate with feeble-minded paupers the neces sity for an old age pension plan be . omeg overwhelmingly apparent -pi,,. of Qood Government speaks for itself, and is the "in I (luent testimony to the efficiency of the Los Angeles Good Government way. The Lios .Angeles way is to insist on a square deal from everybody—includ ing bodiless and soulless bodies called corporations. Railway Method of Paving Streets State Press Echoes SANE FOURTH The supervisors arc still inclined to coquet with the Idea of removing the sane useful prohibition of fireworks on the Fourth of July. The fire of 1908 and its consequent array of shacks made it compulsory with us to put an embargo on the thitherto barbarouV frenzied fashion of racking nerves and endangering lives and property as an evidence of appre ciation of the glories of the nation's birthday.—San Francisco News. —*— TYPOGRAPHICAL BOGIE A typographical error, the h.is;ie of tli- newspaper office, in a heading in Thursday's Searchlight gave wrong the date of the Pn ibyterian concert, hut as the date glvi v has passed It is not likely that there was any misun derstanding, as the text iif the story was correct The positive date of the concert is- Wednesday. May 18.—Bed ding Searchlight. -*— THE INSANE FOURTH "The bloody, brutal, foolish Fourth." as one exchange terms it: the silly. senseless, ear-splitting Fourth, is now being attacked hip and thigh by the newspaper writers. Borne .;eclare the celebration which depends for Its suc on the noisi- produced is idiotic. — Humboldt Standard. ON THE DUMP The Tnggart machine in Indiana Is, to use it» operator own language, "on the dump." It will he the glad dest, happiest funeral ever held in the middle west.—Humboldt Standard. — - ACIDIFIED MILK Secretary Balllnger Iris been a very til humored witness in Ills own behalf. His milk of human kindness may have been acidified by his white house whitewash.—Oakland Enquirer. -*?♦ — RACY POST CARDS The local postoffli <• officials have received orders from Washington cau tioning them to exercise the utmost care in admitting racy post cards to tin- mails. — Madera Tribune. Far and Wide COMET POETRY Among the Ktari which now prevail. i nli h it wears II ■ rich 1,-., ,| | HOI p of lit!)! V. ■ call 0 tail, We don't know which Is switch. The wlrcleai telrernph is son I, The horseless carriage, plover, nut would we !■■ i us. If wo could, A tailless comet? Never! —Christian S^lonre Monitor, YOUNG CARNEGIE HEROINE T.ittlc Violet Allen, aged 3 years, is probably the youngest Individual for whom application for a Carnegie medal has ever boon mado. This little brown eyed, golden' >■ baby's qui'i< wit iind rapid toddling were the means of Bavlng "Joey" Mc- C'ann, hair year her senior, from drowning.—Milwaukee Free Press. ♦ BETTER THAN MONEY Governor Hughes nan consented tp adopt the same view of life as that held by Mr. Carnegie—that there are things better than money. Mr. Hughes, however, will put the matter to a more practical test than Mr. Carnegie has yet managed to secure.—"Washington Star. - ♦ WHAT'S THE USE? The absent minded professor My tailor- has i>m on,' button to., many on ,i. i must rut It off. That's funny; now there'll ;i buttonhole too many. What's the use of arithmetic? —Paris (France) Bourlre. ATMOSPHERIC EFFECT Plans for Insurance graft eve made .-it meetings held in Sing Sing prison. Nothing like getting the proper atmos phere.—Wall Street Journal. —«i« — BUT HE WONT ir Mr. Carnegie is determined i" die poor hfl liiis only i" go i" tli" res ua of Jjberla. Nevt Orleans Tlmen-Demo crat. COOK'S WEALTH ic giiem 6 i i reallj Bolden, in-. I 'ooh j w ,,,. Florida Timo.-- Union. Public Letter Box TO CORRESPONDENTS—Letters Intcnueu for publication must be accompanied tly the name anil address ct the writer. Th» HeraU Elves the widest latitude to correspondent*, but assume! no responsibility for their view*. Letters must not exceed 300 words. WOMEN WILL AID REFORM IF GIVEN THE BALLOT LOB. ANGKLKS. May 17.—[Editor Herald]: A few days ago some ques tions were submitted in your columns on woman's suffrage, which no one seems to have answered. The first states woman are more conservative than men, use the heart more than the head, love and affection more than In tellect and reason as men (In, and asks if their Interference In politics would not tend to stagnation Instead of progress. Is it true they are more conservative? Are they not in the lead in reform which means change, very radical, often? Men cling to party organiza tion, and will let an old moil-grown evil decay in the very center of civil ization, poisoning all around, for fear Its removal might cause the equally ! moss-covered and decaying political structure to topple. Rut women use their ballots where they have them to pry away, bit by bit, the vile monster. That they would not use their intel lect or reason seems passing strange, when we consider the hundreds of thoroughly trained, intelligent college women in our land, with the equally competent business and literary wo men. Some years ago in one of our largest cities there was a large wholesale hardware house of, let us .say, John Smith & Daughter. A woman in a business like that might have a modi cum of intellect and a wee grain of reason. Alice Freeman Palmer, presi dent of Wellesley college, and a dozen others like her—Frances Willard, or ganizing one of the great and most useful bodies of women; Harriet Beecher Btowe, writing a book -that created a revolution in our govern ment; Helen Hunt Jackson, doing the same for our Indian policy; Helen Gould, managing her millions for the good of humanity; Mrs. Wesley, caring for her nineteen children, one of whom founded the great Methodist church; Queen Victoria, ruling in the fear of God and with great care and tact, her million* of subjects— these and hun dreds of thousands of others in all walks of life show that women know intellect and reason. "As men do." Yea, verily. EMMA H. TITLES TO BLYTHE RANCH LAND GOOD, IS OPINION LOS ANGELES, May 18.—[Editor Herald.]: In yesterday* Herald, on flip first page, whs an article on the Palo Verde land which may Rive a wrong Impression a* to the settlement ol the land and the settlers' wrong«. By looking up the files <>f the daily pa peri one year ago this coming June you will find that.the settlers all fled to the mesa to nave themselves and live stock, and the owners of the Blythe ranch worked day and night to protect their levees, and their ditches were all washed level by the high water, in fact, at the town of Ran nriis tho water stood up to the founda tion of Hotol Rannells, which was de serted by all. The stage lino did not run for weeks after. Because they took money from i rogpectlve settlers to show thorn where the locations wrrr. If the state wins they will have to refund the money so tak< ii. Hence the roar hy the Rannells band company. 1 was there (luring the. high water and there is IR> question hut that obtaim d by the Blythe ranch are good because it certainly is over flowed land. J. V. MURPHY. COMET BRINCS ELECTRICITY FROM SUN TO US, SAYS J. R. K. LOS ANGELES, May l».—[Editor Herald]: I would like to enter a pro test against the calling of the present cornel a "vagabond." The name is a misnomer, for our celestial visitor is not. a vagrant. with no settled purpose, but is one of the greatest blessings the Creator has vouchsafed to mankind, Its function being the ny>dlum whereby the planet is charged by or with elec tricity from the sun, which is an elec tric orb. Ail vegetation an well as animal life requires this vitalising en ergy. This moment, while I write this, the comet is directly overhead, as well ,-is the. sun. both of them symbolical of the eternal -spirit—light, love, mercy and benevolence. 1. R. K. 1 ■■ - . fc >" tis. Li- Perhaps Comet Will Cause New Thought Leading to Parcels «T IFE" says! "When John Wana- I i' maker was postmaster general •*-* he explained why wo could not have a parcels post. 'Then' are four Insuperable obstacles.' he said, when asked why wo could not have what England and Gorman" has. The first is the Adams Express company, the second is the American Express company, the third is the Wells-Fargo Express company and the fourth \M the United States Express company." " Wannmaker might have added with out prejudice to the truth that these four 'Insuperable obstacles" might easily be contemplated In one greater and more insuperable obstacle. If that may bo; namely, the lack of stamina and desire to deal a legislative blow that would bust the express trust In the Carrying of parcel*, thereby really doing something for the general wel tare of the public. When shining examples of welfare, In public affairs In other nations me pointed to, the clamor Is made that "conditions ore different In this coun try." They are different only in so far as we choose to make them dlf- Creamery Butter Combine Illustrates Trust Methods of Raising the Prices Athanpoutft of the testimony of the president of the Hlgin, Ill hoard of trade before the l.odere food committee might he placed in the hands of the proper federal au thorities as a basis for an Investiga tion under the law against conspiracy to fix prices. The creamery butter combine, if we accept the frank admis sions of President John Newman M to it* mode of operation. Is about the most oppressive combination in re straint of trade yet brought to li^'ht by any of the agencies employed to fathom the cause of the high cost of living- There fere no creameries at Klein, yet what is known as the quotation hoard, comprised of five members of the board of trade, arbitrarily fixes the price of creamery butter for producers of that article as far nway us lowa, and prac tically for consumers everywhere. \\ <■ say "practically," because if a butter dealer should cut the prices fixed by the little coterie of all powerfuls at Elgin he would he expelled from the organisation of farmers, creamery men Is Manufacture of Millionaires of Real Benefit to the Human Race? IS THE making of millionaires a benefit to the human race? An drew Carnegie seems to think so. Speaking to the National Press club at Washington he boasted of having made forty-two millionaires in plttsburg. lie even advised the newspaper men that only chance prevented him from going into their business, in which case he might have made millionaires of ail of them. This is unlikely, because the business does not lend Itself to that exploitation of monopoly which is Mr. Carnegie's method of making mil lionaires. It is more than likely thai h man cf so little Imagination and Bense of humor would have remained poor himself in the. newspaper busi ness. To return to the initial question, the millionaire per so is rather a poor creature. Mr. Carnegie himself Is neither amusing nor profitable, and many of the Plttsburg blacksmiths he made millionaires are disgusting. Yet money is a vast power for good, and rich men have been blessings to sod- Rockefeller's Bible Class Members Stung by Reason of the High Prices JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR.. was re-elected vlce-presldnt of Young Men's Bible class of the Fifth avenue Baptist church yesterday evening, receiving seventy-six votes and his opponent, M. A. Nicholas, eleven votes. George F. Tafel was re elected president, receiving seventy votes, and his opponent, A. C. Thomas, sixty-eight votes. The occasion was a class dinner, the price of which was 60 cents. The charge heretofore had been 50 cents a plate, but owing to the prevailing high prices, 10 cents was added. The menu follows: Clams , Rice Soup. Hoßßt Beef. Mashed Potatoes. Beans. Peas. Asparattia. Lettuce Kalad. Krult .Salad. Strawberry Shortcake. Cheese. Crackers. Coffee. Buffalo Health Commissioner Condemns Kissing as Menace to National Health (Fresno Herald) DR. FKANCIS E. FRONCZAK health commissioner of Buffalo, has turned lii« scientific batteries on the noxious habit of kissing, and de livered a lecture recently in his home town which ihould have made every nearer vow never to kiss again. Noth ing, howeVer, is recorded tin to the Im pression* the learned man made on his audience; though if any faith IS to be pinned i" what he says, one-half the ills to which human flesh la heir is from the awful practice of kissing on the lips. There Is then only one tiling to do, If any one wlshoa the prai tlce of kissing on the lips to .survive, and that is to be careful a* to who one kisses. It would lie as well for parties indulg ing in this pleasant excreise to go about provided with a health certifi cate, proving that his or her lungs are not the homes of countless microbes, Los Angeles Way of Eliminating Loan Shark from Pay Roll Commended LOS ANGELES hoe begun a practice , in regard to her street laborers * that la an economy for all con cerned. No hardship falls on anybody, nobody loses his Job, and the work goes on uninterruptedly. The only loner is the loan shark already fat with usu rious profits. , , . All iiiis is trained by the simple de vice of paying the men directly out or the city treasury Instead of by war rant "A weekly evening pay line It la called On Saturday nighta the men call and collect their wages In cash, | and that Is the end of It , (Pun Jodc Mw<*ury. 1 fcront. That they are hotter In the difference Is not always . apparent— notably In the Incongruity of the rea soning' that It Is a good thing for the government *to carry letters for the people at nominal cost i^hd a bad thing to carry parcels for the same people In the same way. Consistency, how over, takes no part of prominence In the legislative mind. In America, our self-sufficiency for bids our profiting by the. precept, ex ample or experience of nations, which have lived longer and Buffered more. 1,1k,' the unruly child, we prefer to linker and experiment wlttl etch new bubble thai blows from tho wind-bng of our gaMOUS, dominant, lawmaking organisations. Perhaps tin 1 swoop of the comet's (.in within a few days win fulfill h. (5. Wells' imaginative prediction and Infuse into our inconsistent anfl stormy bralm some really "now thought" that will sober us Into tho sonHlblllty of a possible and prnetleable millen nium. Then congress may cpflso. to bo for wnnt of business, anil, amonp oth er delights of common sense, we will have a parcels post. (San Jose HnraM) and sellers, who, President Newman admits, control the market. The ex pelled dealer can buy no more cream ery butter. Is this not equivalent to n iming the price, the. consumer pays? If this Is not a plain case of con spiracy in restraint of trade, then It would be hard for a monopoly to com mit an offense of that nature suf ficiently oppressive to be actionable. The butter combine would seem to he on all fours with the manufacturers of highly specialized goods who fix tho price at which tho Jobber must sell to the retailer and what the' hitter shall charge the ultimate consumer. A sys tem of penalties ranging from fine to 11 boycotting process is enforced against those-who rebel Against these, exac tions I^ast winter New York jobbers who had been subjected to this sort of discipline, lodged complaints with the district attorney, who warned the of fending manufacturers that they were violating the law and that if they did not cease they would bo proceeded against. Why should not steps be taken to determine the legal status of the Elgin creamery combine? (Danville Cnmrn'rclal-Ncwfi.) ety from tho beginning; most a bless ing indeed wht-n they sought their own selfish ends by means not degrading to the moral sense or corrupting to the reason. The value of the millionaire when made depends upon the method of the manufacture. The best product Is that Which is longest in the making, like, the most ilnished gentleman. The mil lionaire machine made while you wait Amelia of the shop aim is sticky to cul tivated tastes, like, fresh paint. That is because, in the nature of things, you cannot rob and remain a pleasant per son. The forty-odd millionaires Mr. Car negie made out of his iron-mongers in Plttsburg, by admitting them to share in the loot of his monopoly, have made it stink like an exploded cess pool, be . iiuse they had no conception of money except a* a servant of the appetites mi.l lusts, and no appreciation of a higher right to the enjoyment of any good from a dinner to a wife than thnt conferred by its possession. i NVw Virk Hera!rt> The feature of the dinner was one tninute speeches by all members pres ent, in which they told how the class work had benefited them. When Mr. Rockefeller was called upon he said: • 'This roll call makes me feel as if I was serving on the grand Jury all night as well as all day. v7B have tO answer to our names every morning that wo get there so a* to be sure that we are there and that we do not overpaid,," Mr. Rockefeller suggested that the class will be under difficulties while the new church ll building and that it is i then when the loyalty of the members will show Itself. ■I do not know where we will meet," he added. "It would hf a shame to have any man stay away just because our meeting place will be a little harder to find. We shall meet some place, *yen if we have to wait to meet in heaven." for It would be highly Inconvenient to be denied a kiss on the ground that the doctor's certificate could not be shown proving that the person was a per fectly klssable creature. •?.'.•*• Dr. Fronezak avers that he does not wish to rob the world of one of Its most Innocent pleasures, but urges that the public weal Is far above the kiss, and if the kiss Is dangerous to the public weal, then kissing must stop. But how to stop this the learned man docs not advise an anxious community. Now listen to what he has to say, and ponder over these words: "Robbed of Its romance," continued Dr Fronczak, "there is no more per nicious influence which modern phy sicians and health officials generally have to fight than klslng. Is there no other way In which .affection can bo expressed than In such a dangerous manner?" .. , 'Sacramento Bee) The first pay nlffht aaved 4UI men $100.25 in 25-cent pieces. The 25-cent pieces represent what they would have paid to a loan shark to discount their warrant!. The city itself aaved $-'B0 on the tlmo of the men, which heretofore has been ii i through their having to leav* work In time to ro after the warrants which thry suhHC(|uently discounteil. The saving by t|ii* sllsht Improve ment in flnacM Will amount to $23,700 I year. It Ih so oaally done that the wonder \b that It was not accomplished lung ago.