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address Charles K. Gates, advertulns man-
Population of Los Angeles 327,685
Itr.l.Asro—"The Dollar Mark."
DI'IJUANK"The Rose of the Ranoho."
GRAND — "Lena Rivers."
MASON— Dark.
OLYMPIC — Musical farce.
ORFHEL'M— Vaudeville.
l'lUM'l>S —Musical farce.
is afraid of the power of Thi o
don Roosevelt. \V. B. Fleming
Intimates that Roosevelt's popularity is
.•i sign the American people are los
litli in the republic. He adds:
"The people turned to Julius Caesar to
Bave them from the social evils of
Rome, and elected him first consul,
then consul for life, then dictator .'lllll
pontifex maximus The people of
France turned to Napoleon Bonaparte
imd elected him consul, then first con
sul, then consul Cor 1i 1" ■. then emperor.
Is this history to rep :" it
Pears of tliis kit -d on
the hallucination th citizens of the
I'llit' ■ J stale. He no longer capal
self-government. But the history of
the last few years shows Umt the
people are bei I on taking the i
Into theii me it.
It lie. t ..< been a histoi
bosslsm, but of war against bossism.
With initi :■■ call,
the pe.o] a protecting their power
and their inter' i before
protected in t lie history of the
! epublic. a
It is because of hip Americanism the
c trust Mr. Roosevelt. He is a
student of history, and is familiar with
caves and with lirsl principles. Cae
sarlsm w;' ' king.
Hi who would foi ■ pinion
of Mr. Roosevc It's erica
should try to it it the ri
lie would have been like without him
during the reign nf tyrannous an
ivi trusts, and what might have
'■ and
unrebu ! the mi
li rlzed bj
of gri Ith.
<;• ot ?, H I; .1.
Whiff Goi '! Oovern
ind nf vi ■ ngeleg by
Id it' s.
ff^ HERE'? a mnn in Missouri who is
j wanted badly by the fool v. ho Is
-*• IJe is the bright and benevolent
individual who shot at Charles Willard,
ihe aviator, while Mr. '.. lard was
■ traveling; aloft in a Curtiss aeroplane.
The 'marksman actually winded Wll- ;
tlie pro
The rasfdl who shot at the aviator
deserves all the. punishment the law al
low yet probably Mr. Will;u-cl, in spite
of his indignation, will agree with tho
statement the fellow lms civet, civillza
• tion its first object lesson in tho art of
disabling aeroplanes, and has shown
that a very ordinary marksman armed
with a common rifk' can bring down a
bird-man easily and ■■!;!>■.
Tlii "ill give pause to romancers,
and cause some modification of stories
of aerial espionage and of invasion in
which all tho advantage is given the
bird-man, and people clown beiow are
supposed to stand In silent terror while
be aviates at bis will.
The stranger's rifle practice »hs de
cidedly objectionable and reprehensible,
yet it winged many plausible theories
when it winßfd and brought down the
I an i.
Giini> GOVERNMENT is the li
a! ipday'a primaries, and un
doubtedly the voters of Greater
Lria Aiß'cl.s will me, t that issur- in
the Los Angefes \\:i\- by picking >;c>,m|
niiTi. tit' candidates of tin Good Gov
ernment organization .'in- Georga I!
Btewarl and Frederick J. Whlften.
Officials of the Good Government or
ganisation make roxmal announcemeni
ganisatlon ia » tiling to t»- r '^i">:i
gible for M1 1. Whiffen and .Mr. Stewart.
The leaders of the organisation having
put these candidates formally into the
land sponsors for their arts.
pledging the people that if they are
nominated and olpctr>«i they have the
r confidence both men will con
sistently represent the principles and
interests of the nc.=t citizenship of Los |
Neither of these candidates, if elected,
has any selfish Interest to subserve.
They are loyal and energetic crusa
ders, clean and conscientious, ami
thoroughly interested in the cause of i
purer politics ami better municipal
i Government is inseparably as- i
socip'ed with the nnmr> and fame of
Greater Los Angeles. our citizens
have tvon national renown by their de
votion to tin' ran?.' of clean, well-con
-•.. businesslike, result
producing government; a system of
govc-rnment in line with the "best
.' which is good old HONESTY;
tin policy of the square deal.
WHEN twenty-five railroad corpor
ations a-1 c ■ t.> raise rates the
Rpntlemen connected with such
corporations may strive to make the
public believe the action is the result
of Independent mentation on the part
of the directors of the various roads;
but twenty-five corporational souls with
but a sineie thought, twenty-live cor
porational hearts that beat as one,
would stagger the credulity of a nur
sery infant.
The coincidence is too strong even
for a fairy tale. Therefore when Uncle
f-sni alleges unlawful combination and
conspiracy the public realizes the bur
den of disproof is heavily upon the ac
i used, legally wstralned in the very act
of what looks like frank and bold de-
fiance oi the legislation devised for the 1
i emancipation of the public from the
thraldom of trade-throttling railroad 1
rates 1 onspiracl s.
The petition contains an exposure of
the rate restraining methods which It
alleges are still being practised, say
ing: "Hiu for the 1 mspiracy, undei
standing and agreements between the
different railroads the defendants
would have continued in the said (n
--terstate trade and commerce in compr- 1
tition with each other rs to rates and
charges to be collected for the inter- ;
transpoi tation of fn ighl and pas
sengers, and as t<i facilities and advan- '
tagi b to be offered to the traveling pub
pic and to shippers of commodities In
interstate commerce, and would now he
competing-in said interstate transporta
t ion, trade and comm
The petition throws some interesting
light or the method of rate fixing
adopted: 1 1
"Each of the (twenty-flvi ) defendants
if the western trunk line
I committee. There is a freight commit
composed of thi freight traffic man
agers or gem ral freight agents of each
of the <:■ . This committee
meets onci month. Whenever
! any defendant ■ mtemplates a change
in any rates, rules or regulations the
r or official representing such de
int on such committee suggests
such change t■ ■ the chairman of the
committee, who then dockets the same |
for consideration and discussion at the
• mi ■ tine of the freight committee.
I At that meeting the matter is brought
up. If all agree, the proposed change
is made by all roads. LTnlesa there is a
unanimous agreement, the suggestion is
ted and no roaii adopts the pro
. | change of rates."
And, as tin parlor-magician says:
"Ladii - and '-■ i I emen, there you ar.-:
Every (rood citizen should vote I
the primaries'. CJeorge H. Stewart and
rick J. Whiffen will he noml
. If you and other good citizens at
tend to business md obey the prompt
ings of DITTY.
making preparations for celehra
tlon of the ninety-ninth birthday
of Rebecca Spring. Mrs. Spring will
begin her hundredth year .it 1 useful,
active life by being the guest of honor
at .-l flub luncheon.
Mrs. Spring's friendships are all new.
Her old friends have departed long
ago; In fact she has outlived several
generations of old friends
But her heart of sunshine has en
nbled her to make new friendships;
and there Is not a woman alive any
where on cart!' who has more people
I willing to yield her cheerful homage
for her own sake, and for the sake of
all she represents.
In Mrs. Spring's small frame is con-'
tamed an epitome of all the modern
history of til. United States; and for
many years, when the times tried
men's souls, she was In that history,
and of that history. The episode by
which she is best known In her errand
of mercy to John Brown, wounded and
in prison after his futile blow for
Hut in many other episode* she took
active part, and her friendships—think
of it—extend away back to Words
ivortli, the gentle Rnglish poet of iii>.
Lake school, and crabbed Tom I'ai'lyle,
the Scotch philosopher, arid Emerson,
the profound American thinker, and
Whittii i. the Quaker bard, She is the
most wonderful ■ .nan In the world
today. May she enjoy a happy, pros
perous and lualthy hundredth year.
———— _
Stewart and Whlffen are the names.
Impress then) on your memory. Vote
for Good Government candidates and
the progress and prosperity of Greater
Lou Any' .
,^«"<'"""' 'S'Jit*''?"*?'"**^' '^KWCTff
* "
LATEST wonder of wireless la the
result of the experiments of two
Brooklyn boys. And here be it
■ said in the domain of modern science,
boys bid fair to rival or excel their
elders. One reason is their imagina
tion Is not trammeled by traditions and
conventionalities —their minds are free.
This ought to attract all the mare
attention to their ability for experi
ment, which Is as great as their pas
sion for it.
Two young members of the Brooklyn
militia organization have perfected a
wireless outfit which they attach t">
the handlebars of their bicycles and
extend ten feet in air. The new idea
is practical. It works.
We don't know which Is more deserv
ing of admiration — the wonderful wire
less, which will revolutionize all mod
ern methods, or the wonderful
twentieth century boys, who in tlio
most advanced fields of experimenta
tion outexpert the professional ex
Since Pulitzer —who made all his
money from newspapers—lias given a
$50,000 golden dinner set as a present
Ito his son, people will begin to think
"the newspaper business" is not such
>rhouse job as its detractors pre
' tend. Pulitzer, a foreigner, made a
mint of money by sensational Ameri
can journalism. W. R. Hearst, an
i American, is sairl to have lost a mint
hy sensational American
Hiram Johnson was loudly applaudi d
when at Pasadena he said Ballinger
was a disgrace to the national cabinet.
Why doesn't the grand old party get
rid of it- disgraces? Everybody knows
are. A mere political ama
-1 the roll. Why cling to
the tarnished?
Now for h steamship line to M( xli i
and Central America, rays r>r. F.. F.
Mcxli an am) Central
tradi |s awaiting trans
portstion facilities, and they .should be
provided without unnecessary delay
i i rade lost; trade lost U
. ' a he,> rt y I. is An -
i time to Royal I leputy Find
lay. The Findlay el in \s well known
in Amerir ■ Gn atesl of the
tribe w;<* President McKlnley, It
should be explained McKinley Ih a Sax
oni/.eii way of saying "MacFlnley."
Mayer McCarthy's stand nat atti
tude on ' I led prize flulit is
evoking stn nuoua comments from I
citizen:- who believe the contemplated
mill cither will "bleed" and bunko the
public or break the laws of the state
of i 'alifornla.
TV>s Angeles Federation of Parent
Teachers' a ssociatloi i has completed
plans for a years good work. This le
one of the useful . aviations which!
contribute to the general efficient
our metropolis.
Dividends ot fourteen [yis Angeles oil
companies for five months amounted
to 12,499,587. This I a i onderful rec
ord, Illustrating the Los Angeles way
of achievement, success, prosperity.
Between the S. A. r. and the r. s. A.
the postomce authorities may have a
bothersome time. I. S. A. correspond
ents must be careful to state thi state.
Advice to Messrs. Jeffrie* and John
son (borrowed from Mark Twain)
"Punch, brothers; punch with care."
Bi H patriot: Vote id the primaries.
Beleci Stewart and Whlffen for coun
cil > andidatee.
Hall to the bonnle brides of Juno:
"May the., all live happy ever after."
Painful Patriotism
State Press Echoes
"Hereafter," was the parent's mandate.
"I must Insist upon your kee]
You'll ne\er be a buetneve man unless you
if your money."
The lad promised, and a week or no later
was called upon by his father to give evi
dence of his improved financial method*.
Proudly he drew from his pocket a. small
memorandum book which he submitted for
the merchant's inspection. The entries were
brief, but comprehensive.
"May 1, 1910 — Received from father 1200."
"May :. 1910— Spent It."—Redding
While we have not tested the question re
cently In California, there is no question but
that the mine result would follow here If
the matter were to come up for a vote In
this commonwealth. If those who conduct
the liquor business are write they will profit
by the experience of tli >»<■ in the southern
states and ytand not for a policy which will
lead temporarily at leant to prohibition, but
for a course that will make the saloon de
rent and Its management respectable. — Sac
ramento Union.
The mayor said to the policeman: "Officer,
there Isn't a man. woman or child In Mil
waukee who may not come into this office to
see me. I want you to especially encourage
people who hnvn not the appearance of wealth.
This is the office of the Milwaukee people."
The new mayor proved his democracy when he
went from hit home to the city hall. It cost
him a nickel ride in a street car and he had
tr> hang on a strap at that—San Diego Labor
The recently "reformed" house committee on
rules Is proving to be as secure a catacomb
fir proposed legislation antagonized by the
pperiil interests as was the one of which
Sj>'- •• Cannon was chairman. Not a •Insle
rt's, ..In which might adversely affect unlaw
ful ci-mbinatlon. such as the sugar trust, ha*
been reported favorably hy the new commit
tee. Speaker Cannon dominates the reformed
body just as effectively as he did the old rules
committee —Ventura Democrat.
Great combinations of capital can be used
in a beneficial way, but they are not. On
the contrary. they are used to crush out com
petition and to exact grinding, unfair trlbutn
from the people. There Is too much danger In
big combinations of capital. Hence, prevent
them.-Grass Valley Union.
Of course, the Standard Oil company flit) nnt
pay any portion of Its lin.fl'iC'On fine. A court
decision declared th» penalty txeemlve, hut it"
rourt has yet com* m tho rr!l<-{ o! the Hat
trrs' union of Danbury, It'» a poor rule that
<loos not vnrk both, ways-San Hernardlno
Free Frew.

It W ivtdent that the business people of
Stockton havo awakened from tin- sUfji tliat
kept SiockU'ii. with her natural advantages "f
location at th< ' headwarten of navigation,
from being the srreatesl Interior city of the
state—Madera Tribune.
Kahn Is "iafn an i bi i
■ ■ ol ..ih'-rs wl
. :it to Washington
pi p i i,m whn have confu
mhli thi ; ■ ople. Baki ri i nlan.
During the last ten mi ntha N ■
imi' irti I $40,000,1 ■ wort ti iif gi ly .ii-i -
near much übout ' New
i ii ■ Shu Ptanclaco siar.
Far and Wide
HwlmmiiiK Instructor Coraan Is accredited
with teaching 1300 boy« to swim In ihrei days.
Where could hr find so many who didn't
know how?— Boston Transcript.
The speaker of the nation hu.jse Is more
often In the public eye than the vice presi
dent, but henceforth lie Is not HUely to be
so often Man In an automobile. — Ballon
Cannon'a d i« " »and oul na-i u|
with a hear) for ans
atlon whlla y'u
He | | Journal.
nn him "' a roun
try id, hi 1i 1 I 11u•- to kno» llooa
■ , tn tition
•How firm a foundation" m now the load-
Ins tune ii,, Deacon kofellei —Atlanta
Constitution. ,'f.
Public Letter Box
TO CORRESPONDENTS— Letters intended
for publication must be accompanied by the
name and address of the writer. The Herald
gives the widest latitude to correspondents,
but assumes do responsibility for their view*.
Letters must not exceed .100 words.
WHITTIER, June I.—[Editor Her
akl[: Permit me to call attention of
your readers to some- philosophical
political problems laid down in Matt
Hughes Decoration day oration. Under
the heading "Compromise a Failure,"
he wisely says: "But there I- one Its
son of history overlooked by our fath
ers, and it Is a lesson we may grieve
to say, as yet unlearned by their sons.
That lesson It that a compromise
never Anally settled any question that
possesses a moral character." Hi' la
speaking of the slavery question, but
ilo< s noi the same eternal principle
apply to tin- whisky question, the t.u-lff
qn-^sti m and ill other questions that
touch human life?
A^ain he says, so often that the
I may be called his te*t: "Hut
you never settle a moral question by
i" applied to the treatment of the
liquor problem, it follows that local
option will prove a failure, and that
the people will then arise and abolish
the manufacture, importation and sale
of the deadly beverages, by national
laws and constitulotial amendments,
Slavery, provided food, medicine, care,
religious training, and often kindly
treatment for its victims; modern
slavery robs them, of all these, and
destroying mind, health, means, moral
(■harder, rational volition, leaves Its
victims thrice dead, dead In soul, body
and mind. M. G. McCASLIN.
LOB ANOKL.ES. May 80.—[Editor
Herald]: It really arems too bad there
should be such 111 feeling over a mis
take. Whether it was made for a pur
pose or not. it does not give us the
right to personally harbor resentment.
It is better to remember the man him
self for whom they represented—or mis
We ill know that King Edward, with
his read) tact and hatred of unjust
ness, would never have carried out such
a piece of program. Maybe it was a
case of lauding those who paid the bills.
Hero'!! a thought, boy»: If you felt
the plight to your dignity so badly over
one shortsighted meeting how much
more must women feel the slight to he
told by you to go away back and sit
down, just because you hoys want to
tyrannize more and more over us, to
laud yourselves, while you buy and ell
your own kith and kin, and at the same
time, proud of your cowardice, like
those who talked at that one-sided
Thf>r<- «hh mj:..v nome ilnsx to thi young
With J2. ri.'W'i lan.l
■ :h-- in ist trusted employes) of t' 1
land Hrm, in whoao employ h-- had been for
h. numl ■ Vallejo Tlmei.
i Joe Cannon is on the tnboßßnn,
And swiftly hi makes his descent,
And loud Ii the rheir as he. lands on his ear
HUH wondering If it is meant;
The sound of insurgents Inaurglnc
la heard tfiroußh the land far an I wide,
And "regulars" all hear the populace call,
••Get on the toboggan and SI-IDE:"
Nolan Aldrich is worried and doubtful,
And frightened la Senator Hale,
While franc and n.p. «• are decidedly blue.
And Tawnoy Is fretful and pale:
They Ilk* not ii Journey so sudden.
They know It's a rough way to ride,
And they nay •'We're not well," when they
hear the loud yell:
•'(Jet on the toboggan— SLIDE!"
P.lrh Privilege, pursy and swollen,
Injustice and Legalized Wrong,
They pec thlngß nt nlKhl In their pitiful fright,
Hie* power* that used " be strong
They hear the loud rumble of thunder,
The voices that won't be denied,
For it's hard to atand pat when you hear
things like that—
"(■et on th« toboggan—and SLIDE!"
Thi- track la ■ iWlfl i >') a Steep
i ibltvlon's cnif la b low,
v, i on ' "ii ihe ■• ty 'i" '■■ 11 no i "'■ ■■ : stay—
Ynu hardly hll one« whlla you
S<> pllf* '• Ml all "II I
ix-i pli iit\ at tore* I"' applied
w.iii a 101 l anil ■■ shove, and • ■ loud hollar '■(
:■„ i, i, ggan and SLIOE!"
n. i c>n Bi al<). In Puck.
In Spite of Judson's Jeremiad, the
World Is Becoming Steadily Better
pox of the University of Chioago
is a weightier peraon than ids
boyish "Harry." for official use as the
head of ■ great university would Indi
cate, is the latest conspicuous Ameri-
can to paint his country's character
and future In very dark hues, lie Is
gloomy In the extreme In his view of
conditions and prospects In the civi
lized world, as well as In the United
According to the Judson Jeremiad
delivered before the Northern Baptist
convention In rhienjto recently, the
times are most corrupt and degenerate
in history, with the exception or the
period .hist before the fall of the Ro
man republic and of Ihnt which pre
ceded the French revolution. By wax
of particularising he cites war. dis-
honesty, drunkenness and social vice
as tour proofs of the decadence of the
i age.
Here is complete contradlctiotn of
President Judson's views and evidence
that his conclusions are unwarranted,
in the very substance of his own argu
Hunt. The four great curses tint he
cites arc all losing rather than Increas
ing their power for evil. Tiny are still
terribly prevalent and destructive, but
they do not support Dr. Judson's as
Preparations for war are carried on
upon a vasl scale, They are costly and
burdensome, but they Involve none Of
the horror of war itself. There is less
fighting than ever before, less killing
and maiming in battle, less sickness
and death in camps and on the march. :
Men Who Deliberately Took Measures
to Raise Prices Should Be Punished
WHEN at the last session of the
legislature Senator Eddie Wolfe
Of San Francisco asked thai a
committee he appointed to Investigate
ttie high price of food and stated In
that connection that it was customary
to dump into a crematory tons of tlsh
daily, so as to keep up the price of
that commodity In the Ban Francisco
markets, the critics of the legislature
declared that it was simply another
scheme to create a junketing committee
and that it would accomplish nothing.
Yesterday in S;m Francisco the grand
jury Indicted a corporation and twenty
Individuals for doing just the unlawful
ai ts complained of.
The fact is mentioned because It is
an evidence that the committees do do
something and that while they may
junket and spend money they also ac
complish more than they are usually
credited with.
The scheme of the men indicted was
clearly, so far as the evidence of their
nets iias been made public, In viola
tion of the Cartwright law, which
forbids any acts In restraint of trade
or for the purpose of artificially keep
ing up the prices of food. It has been
shown that as many as fifteen tons of
fish a day have been sold for glue or
Here Is Book by Mark Twain Which
Might Be Circulated Generally
NEW rORK TIMES' Saturday Re
view of ISooks states tint four
years ago a tew copies of a book
iiv Mark Twain, bearing the title
"Waal is Man?" was privately
printed. The author's name does not
appear on the title pag--, nor does the
k carry the imprint of a publisher.
\ prefatory note, interesting from the
Intense Berjousness with which Mark
Tv iln evidently undertook the studies
contained in the little volume, is a?
"February. 1905. The studies for these
papers were begun twenty-five or
twenty-seven years ago. The papers
were written seven years ago. I have
examined them once or twice a year
since and found them satisfactory- I
have Juet examined them again and am
still satisfied that they Bpeak the truth.
"Every thought In thorn, has been
thought (and accepted as unassailable
truth I by millions upon millions of men
—and co'nrenie-i. kept private. Why did
th"> not sp»ak out? Because they
dreaded (and could not bean the dis
approval of the people around them.
Why have I not published? The same
r< i on has restrained me, 1 think. I
can find no other."
The bulk of the book, the Times re
viewer says, in written in the form of
Look at This Lovely Free List from
One of Best Tariff Bills Ever Passed
I| AYNE-ALDRICH tariff law is "nno
" „f the best tariff bills" ever
passe.], naya the pn i Ident of the
United States. If you don't h lieve It,
says tii" president, why, examine the
tree list.
All light, let us examine it.
To begin with, we find Jojii Btlrks,
bladders, dried blood and horsehair!
They're all admitted free nf duty. ] hon
It is narrated that Colonel Breckln
ridgo, meeting Majah HuffoM on the
streets of Lexington one day, asked:
"Whal la the meaning, BUh ; of the eon
co'ae 11 • ■ t"' •" the coM hou
To which the majah replied:
"General Buckneh, sun, In making a
speech. General Buckneh, suh, is a
bo'n oratah."
"What do you mean by a bon ora
tah?" ,
"If yo' or T, suh, were asked how
much two and two make, we would
reply 'foh.' When this la asked a bon
oratah he replies: 'When In th<> co'ae
of human events 1 II becomes necessa'y
to take an Integeh of the second de
nomination and add it, BUh, to an in
tcgeh of the same denomination the
result, suh, and 1 have the science of
mathematics to hack me in my Judg
ment, the result, suh, and I say It
without feah of successful contradlc
tllon, suh, the result is fo'.' That's a
11.in oratah."—Lyceumette,
Si where in the great metropoli
tan wilderness a Smith fonkers man
fourul his bride. AlthouKh she had
never tilled a garden n<»' planted a
! y i they decided to raisi- a low
vegetables In their small patch. Georse
Bpaded and raked the earth and Mary
did the placing of the seed—that la,
tome of It.
"George," said she about ten days
later "whai do you suppose it the
matter with those tomatoes? rney
haven't sprouted yet."
•••perhaps, dearie," he replied, the
around in too cold; it needs sunshine.'
••Oh i hope that ta Hi >'v .reason.
1 feared they hadn't come up Because
1 rorfiot to open the cans."—Yonkers
San .!<"•' Hafßld.)
The once fonrfully familiar laying
waste of forma nnd pillage of towns
Ilils practically ceased. Dr. .Jiiilhi'Xl
■bOUld never have mentioned war in his
Indictment or the »ko which is doing
more than any Other ever did to estab
lish International tribunal! to judgo
disputes between nations and prevent
appeals to arms.
The case Is equally plain in regard to
drunkenness, it is less tolerated, loss
condoned, lees common, than it was a
generation ago or twice as far back.
There is more effective and active war
waged upon Intemperance. In industry,
commerce, transportation and all form!*
of business, it is more ihunned m
public life, more condemned in society,
than the same vice was at any time for
many centuries.
The cast- is not 10 one-sided in respect
to dishonesty, but even there the odds
are In favor of these times against any
ixM'ioM before civil lervlce reform, be
fore the old doctrine that public offices
were spoils and belonged to the victors
In party strife was discredited, and be
fore there was even an outcry against
what w.is tin-ii custom-sanctioned and
legalised prnfi.
Let the relative honesty of this gen
eratlon and that of any other In mod
ern times be made the subject of a col
lego debate, and on facts the cham
pions of the present would have the
advantage. There is proof enough In
countries so backward thnt they am
like a contemporary past' For whole
sale trickery and cheating in business,
nt\ tn lands which have not changed
; vitally in thousands of years.
(Sacramento Union )
■Imply destroyed for the solo purpose
Of making those who eat lint kind Of
food pn.y more for their supplies.
In the niMHt "P'-n an I outrageous
way thr men who composed the syn
dicate are alleged to have acted, and
they have been for weeks openly de
fying and laughing at the state au
thorities and grand jury. Of course it
is impossible to say what will come of
tin- Indictments, That Is s matter for
n petty Jury to decide In each cats.
Hut those who understood the Investi
gation have gone as far as they can
in the matter, ami to them belongs
the credit of having made the investi
gations and exposures which have re
, suited In the Indictments.
The proper law officers should push
till ,ases against tbe men indicted as
rapidly as possible. Men who thus de
liberately destroy food that the poor
may he forced to contribute more to
their profits deserve to be handled
with no gentle hands by the state.
They are deserving Of severe penalties
if the charges against them be proven.
There arc other lines of food sup
plies where the sam • UICtICS are said
to have been followed, and there are
Other Idealities besides San Francisco
where the same schemes only on a
smaller scale have been adopted.
(Truth Seeker)
a dialogue carried on between an Old
Man and a Young Man. The subjects
discussed are of a philosophical na
ture—an analysis of the factors that
go to make up human personality and
achievement, and the disheartening
result is thus given in one of the clos
ing chapters of the volume: "It is a
desolating doctrine; it is not Inspiring,
enthusing, uplifting. It takes the glory
out of man, it takes the pride out of
him, it takes the heroism out of him.
it denies him all personal credit, all
applause; it not only degrades him to
a machine but allows, him no Control
over '.he machine; makes a mere cof
teemill of him and neither permits htm
to supply the coffee nor turn the crank,
his sole and plteously humble function
being to grind coarse nr fine, accord
ing to his make, outside impulses do
ing all the rest."
The Times makes the stock remark
that "the book In question is not cal
culated to add much to the author's
reputation/ but Mark Twain seems to
have written it less for the sake of
reputation than for the sake of Truth
—a motive he probably knew would not
!"■ appreciated by the reviewers. Hut
lei the public be allowed to judge 'or
itself. Let the book be printed for yen
eral circulation.
i Modesto Vows)
there's birds' eggs, lemon juice, tur
tles and junk!
Then come bones, acorns, ashes, cart
put, fossils, Brazilian pebbles and
it looks as if the Republicans got to
gether and thought of a.s many things
as possible for which the ultimate
consumer had no earthly use. Then
they xrluppod them all on the free list.
"Oh." John." cried the farmer's wife,
"I'm afraid I've taki^n that dreadful
new disease."
'What makes you think so, dear?" he
asked, alarmed, gathering the frail
little woman Into his arms and .strok
ing the thinning hair, as she .sobbed
out the story of her fears upon his
broad shoulder.
"Well." she exclaimed, "after I have
got up, dressed myself and the chil
dren, cooked breakfast, washed the
dishes, prepared the children for school,
strained the new milk and set it away
to cool, churned and worked the but
ler. Swept and dusted, done the ironing,
given baby his bat* 1 cooked dinner and
washed the dishes, sewed all afternoon,
cooked supper and washed the dishes,
undressed the children and put them to
bed, and sat down for the evening, F
am too tired to do my darning! I never
used to fevl so. It must be the hook
worm!"— Puck.
Mr. Raymond appeared at his neigh
bor's door one November evening at
ciusii In :> towering rage and uttering
fierce threats against his neighbor's
dog Nero. Vainly the neighbor tried
t<. explain thai Nero was only a puppy.
"He belongs to Johnny," ho went on,
";(ml it would break Johnny's heart If
anything happened to him. i thinK,"
hopefully, "that his manners will im
"Manners!" repeated Raymond, "I'm
licit complaining of hiw nianenr.s, but
his nature. After he hail jumped all
over me lie bii the back of my legr."
"That's as far us he ran reach,"
broke in Johnny, ill a wounded tone.
"You don'l expect a little pup like him
to bite a hiK man like yon on the neck,
do you, Mr. Raymond?"— Youth's Com

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