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THE HERALD IN RAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLAND— Angeles and South ern California visitors to Pan Francisco and Oakland will find The Herald on sale at the news stands In the Fan Francisco ferry building and on the streets In Oakland by Wheatley and by Amos News Co. A flic of The Los Angeles Herald can he ■■■on at the office of our English representa tives, Messrs. E. and ,1. Hardy A Co., 30, SI and 32 Fleet street. London. England, free of charge, and that firm will be glad to re ceive news, subscriptions and advertlso ments on our behalf. On all matters pertaining to advertising address Charles R. Gates, advertising man ager. Population of Los Angeles 327,685 CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN I RETRORSLIM ft. The degree of I>. 1.. N. V.. is about to be reconferred on Oyster Bay. The lighting companies obviously do not believe in the old maxim, "What goes up must come down." If he can't do it in any other way, the vice president seems determined to earn his $I^,ooo salary with his mouth. A persistent whistler was killed by a Colorado cowboy. The Impulsive ways of those cowboys are .sometimes quite attractive. No, "Constant Reader," the con gressman who was barred from the "White House the other day was not Uncle Joe Cannon or Boss Aldrich. The pugilists and promoters have done so much talking the last few days that the sport is again taking on the characteristics of the old-fashioned kind. Chip in a mite and help the Fourth of July committee raise enough for a proper celebration of Independence day. A little from everybody would mean a large sum. This campaign ought to have » the pood purpose of teaching men not to sign papers until they have an in telligent knowledge of who and what they are for. A former member of congress says he retired from that body because it ■was not moral. Som" ether members who nre there now would better pet their excuses ready. An American firm has taken n very large order for alarm clocks in China. AVhr>n they begin to pet in th<Mr early morning work there may be a now out break of anti-foreign riots. Onp hundred aeroplanes would nnt cost a tenth as much as a. modem bat tleship, but equippped with i they ought to make n whole ar run like frightened cockroaches. You rant blame n s for laughing a! the way the rubber tr;«t has been stinging the railroad trust. in the lines has ordered Its clerks to card rubber bands as much . and use twine. "Thousands will attend F>lls/in Light- Ing company picn;r\" says a headline. From reading the news columns we i ithered the impression that none of the lighting companies in having picnic lately. Panama fairs planned to date: Xew V.irk. New Orleans, San I i >, Snn o. \\ ith another at Poi I , i Minneapolis it can be made a sorl of balloon trip for the easterner who likes world's fairs. * ■ a bit of vivid word illustration there's nothing the matter with Charles Towne'a "If every Chinaman we ; dd iwo Inches to the length of his shin it \vq p our cotton mills running day and night." Chairman Gary of the steel trust aboul tho ness outlook in this country. You to be an official of an American rail way system ;.. get that real dark blown vision of things In tlifno Willie Hearst admits thai he hasn't much hope thai Colonel Roosevelt will pay much attention to his harangues, which shows thai the yellow editor is sometimes capable of reaching saner conclusions than his sloppy stuff would make us think. CAN THEY DO IT? THK lighting companies threaten to halt extensions of their lines and damat>« or ruin such owners of property ns nre dependent upon them for the successful outcome of real es tate plans. How great a calamity this would be if carried out to the full power of the corporations it require* only ordinary Imagination to realize, it is their hope thus to frighten the people Into voting away a prospective calamity by repudiating the admlnis- i trntlon of Mayor Alexander nnd ask ing for a 0 instead of a 7 cent rate for electricity, This is arrogance enrried to a point that has seldom if ever been exceeded by an American corporation. Can they ■do it? Is It necessary to vote 9-cent licrht to escape their wrathful venge ance? The lighting companies of Los Angeles are public service corpora- . UonSi occupying n peculiar relation to I the people. They are performing a ser vice that the community can well do, but that the community has permitted them to do under Its special grant. This grant assumed, if it did not ex plicitly require, that the holder^ of the franchises shall he able to serve the public with reasonable efficiency, and would <in so at all times. If the time should ever come When they are un able or unwilling to do so it is at leaßt debatable whether the fact does nol constitute a breach of contract and Ipso facto surrender of the franchises. There would be one escape from this conclusion —that the community had, in the exorcise of its right to fix rates, nnmed a figure that amounted to con fiscation, In which (vent the courts would protect the corporation from in jury and relieve it of culpability. But In view of the fact that the son company, one of the remonstrants . here, lias offered to compromise on rate of S cents for Los Auri les, and to give Pasadena not only a 4-cent rate. but to eliminate the minimum charge, sitfn a three-year contract at the re duced figure, and supply the new metal- Ized film lamps free, who believes that the 7-cent rate with a SI minimum charge fixed by the public utilities commission of this city and Indorsed after consideration of all available facts by the mayor and council, is confiscation or anything approaching It? Who believes such a thing could be shown in court? And if it could nol be shown, would not the corporations, if they had refused to carry out their plain obligations in'the form of rea sonable extensions, be actionable in a large number of damage cases? And would they not be the offender in a breach of contract with the city and thereby thi losers of whatever rights they had been granted without re course? our opinion is that unless the cor-; poratlona are pri pared to show beyond question to the courts that they an the victims of confiscation they will! think lont; and well before they will take the chances Involved In a per sistence In their present course. Still, their rash threats against property owners In case others do not vote them the rislit to charge what they • gives reason to suspect that their un wisdom might carry them so far as j to risk all the possible dangers of a to a finish with the city and with individuals who might be damaged. THE DANGER THE preseni controversy over the price of domi stic artificial lieht and the unmistakable evidence in pal quarters of the influence of tho Southern Pacific and local corpor ations in the politics of Lns Angeli - ought to call sharply to the atten tion of the citizens the dangers now confronting them and their inten its —dangers that a month ago did not seem so apparent, for the old forces that uspd to run things here without much let or hindrance had not then shown their hands. • It grows more significant every day — tin' candidacy of "Barney" Healy and "Doc" Houghton. it becomes plainer that more than n desire on their part hieve new honors or serve their constituents is behind their attempt to re-enter t i:■ ■ council that brought them fame and a vigorous invitation from the people to go away back and «it down in private life. Some pretty influential agem les are working for them and hoping by the aid of a lib eral expenditure of money and such popularity as they have among a cer tain element to use them as wedges to begin to pry out of power the present administration. The. corporations that can't have tin ir own way and those sinister ac tivities that flourished unhindered un der former reg well as those to whom it was profitable to hold of fice, under those regimes -a well or ganized band with the cohi c p >wer <>f selfish Interest —will be united in this assault on .Major Alexander and tlin present council. The only force against them will be the unorganized plain citizens who do nut believe in special privilegi s, and know that the assets of the city Will lie actually threatened by the success of the "1,1 crowd as represented by Healy ami Houghton. These plain citizens are numerous 'n to swamp tin' better organized band now seeking re-entrance t" power if they turn out on June 80 and vote as they did list year, If they fail to i they win find it later on harder evei t" win bai X the control from a crowd whosi appetite for of one kind and another has . | ened by a taste ol success. don't believe they are going rove Indifferent. They arc not mm h, liut they are a part of . Rilent undertow al/ over tho country that la sweeping the feet from under those who have been lervlng "tho Interests" at the expenße of the whole people and submerging them In tide of indignation that has been risiiiK since the beginning of fti vlt's struggle for a square deal. Btewart and AViiincn are going int<> the council with a majority that will |i ;i ye no di übi :.* t'> the attltudi ol Lo« Angeles on the great question of the corruption 'if our politics by kjio cial Interests for personal gain. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 18, 1010. If It Comes to the Worst in the Lighting Rate War ts3rZ. m Z~*i--9- SACKED TO THE ~ HOME AGAIN A DISTINGUISHED American who lefl the home Bhores a year ago for recreation after seven years of tun in the hardest work that Ins coun try asks of a citizen returns today to a truly wonderful acclaim. It is the climax—and yet who can bo sure it really is the climax?—of a train of homage u> a unique personality that has no parallel In modern times. Ulysses s. Grant was another cx-pres ldent who tasted the homage of foreign peoples, but that was given because of the nation he represented and his achievements on the battlefield, not his personality, which \vas singularly cold and almost repellant. The American who retains today is honored, abroad and at home, because he is who and what he is as a man and character, not forgetting, of course, the office he has (ill-"!. Nothing but that caused the breaking of all precedents by tin? rulers of Ita.'y. Austria ami Q( r many, who might have done far less and met all requirements; nothing but that won tor him the dignified honors of university authority, and eoinci dentally the boyish acclaim of the stu dent bodies for "Teddy." The spontaneity of it all has been its most pleasing phase. The- grace and d -dm with which it has been re : has brought pride to all fellow countrymen, It is an amazing welcome that awaits Theodore Roosevi ii at New Y/ork today. -May his honors increase his humility, not his pride; tor in his role of leader with the largest per sonal following in tii'' world he bears a gn-at responsibility to hlmsell and that following. He holds his unique dis tincti* ■• of what he typifies,-a ainst 111• ■ reign of .Mammon and all his unrighteousness. If he ever ecas" t.. represent that protest his fol lowing -ill melt away as a. mist before the summer sun. "HIGHBROW" FIREMEN Llivi: i v rything else of the kind, .\\ v service reform is a g l thins? up to a certain line, but carried beyond that may become "i'"< mvi h of a good thins." A case In point was seen the other day in Xew York, when Chief Croker of the fire depart ment knelt and wept over the dead bodies of two of his. men. T!i> n. turn ing away from the bodies, he swore at the system that made their deuth i" 1- slble. "The i Ivll service commission," he sai I, "is responsible for this. They have given me hollow-chested, clgar ette-smoking highbrows. I don't want 'em. Give me huskies. To with scholars n!" Chief Croker is known the country over as one of the ablest, most efficient lire department heads In the world. His knowledge of that branch of mu nicipal activity Is unquestioned. When he says that regulations which are pre scribed for admission to service as tin men have given him very generally men whose chief qualifications were their ability to pass written examina tions, he states a situation that cer tainly calls for reform. Fire und police departments, to be efficient, honest and fair, must lie kept out of politics; and doubtless the con ditions that Chief Croker describes grew out of the attempt to devl system with a standard that would bring about this reHUlt, but exactions that can.-'- a process of selection such as Chief Croker knelt and wept ami swore over have no place under the name of "reform." The proposed raise in freight rates would amount to about $10 a family, or $200, 1,000 In the aggregate. If the railroads can pet away with it they will capitalise that sum in Wall street for half a billion and make it a perma nent burden on the public. Chancellor Day says "t the Insur ihit their "wild-eyed socialistic theories imrt the country." \w had gathered tiio Impression from the fre (iiirnt apoplectic tits of the chancellor that I'" was rather wild-eyed himself. Merely in Jest UNCLE EZRA SATS "Ef it is true that there's a sucker born ev'ry minute, it is also true that there's two fishermen born ev'ry min ute for the puppUß uv landin' him."— Boston Herald. OUT OF SEASON "How are your sideshow freaks?" "All well but the glasseater. He has a stomach ache from eating a green bottle."—Cleveland Leader. HIS DEFINITION "Pa, what's a nocturnal combat?" "Stay up tonight until I get home from the club and watch your ma and I." I MERCENARY Elsie (aged 7)— Ma, I want a nickel. —What for, dear? Elsie—l asked Willie Jones to play we're getting married, and he says he won't do it unless I have a dowry. — Boston Transcript. BETWEEN ISSUES "I fear the hero of this magazine serial will be bankrupt next month." "Why so?" "He leaves a taxicab waiting in the last chapter." —Kansas City Journal. HEARD ON THE OCEAN WAVES. It was one of those modern ocean gi ants equipped with elevators and eight decks. "Going up," called the elevator boy, .is he started to close the door of the cage. ■•No," responded the pale man with a wan smile, "Coming up." And then he moved over toward the rail.—Chica go News. HIS MARK. Her husband doesn't smoke, drink, chew, swear or play cords. "Introduce me; widows arc my spe cialty."—Houston Post. "" FOLLOWS EXAMPLE." Knicker — does your wife do when she doesn't get what she wants? Bocker — Calls an extra session.— New York Sun. «-•-• State Press Echoes "CIVILIZATN IN." Nevi rtheless, we can hardly bo called civilized when our system of distribu tion is bo poor that tood musl be de stroyed in order that those who pro duced it may get fair remuneration tor what is left. -Stockton Mail. NEEDED EXERCISE. The oatiish at Lnrg Beach which leaped out of th" water on A golf course and captured the hull can only he excused on the. ground that it need ed exercise. —Sacramento Bee. WHAT REALLY TALKS. That order of eighty-five new en gines tor the Harrlman lines does not Indicate that the freight rate cases in juriously affected the, roads.—Oakland Enquirer. DEPENDS ox VIEWPOINT. A scientist declares that insanity is . n sudi a rapid increase that the time may come when most of the inhabi tants of the earth will be of unsound mind. In that event the same will he incarcerated in the asylums. What now constitutes sanity wdl at that time be classed as insanity.— Kan Francisco Post. BAD EXAMPLES. The great corporations, like Ihe Illi nois Central, should not be surprised at the discovery of crookedness among their employes. Some men are prou llarlly susceptible to a bad example. - Long- Beach Telegram. NEW YORK'S AMBITION. New York, having in recent years furnished two vice presidents who succeeded tn the presidency, aspires to i nsidered the mother-in-law of presidents.—Pasadena star. coon ADVICB. I.- t the corporations confine their attention and activity to the business contemplated by their articles of in corporation and keep their tentacle* off municipal and itate politics. It is only as a corrupting Influence that fair men opj oia them. - Pasadena News. Public Letter Box TO CORHKSFONDKNTB—Letters Intended for publication must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer. The Herald j gives the widest latitude to correspondents, I but assumes no responsibility for their view*. Letters must not succeed WO words. LIGHTING COMPANIES FAVOR RAILROADS, SAYS MCASLIN Editor Herald: It is publicly as ■erted that thr Edison Electric com pany is selling electricity to the elec tric roatls for 3-4 a cent a kilowatt. Now by doing this they nre, assuming they tell the truth, selling it for S 1-4 cents less than they can afford to do. They charge you ;i cents and us 12 1-. (••■nts. l>o wr have to maki up our part of this loss, and do you have to contribute your portion by the payment of an extra price? What kind of a strangle hold has this service corpora tion on the Edison company to compel it to be still and let the roads go through its pockets for this vast Bum? The truth is undoubtedly that a rate of 3-4 of a cent a kilowatt Is a fair price for electrical energy when fur nished in large quantities. The roads say. "You furnish it to U8 at a fair price and we « ill not put In our own plant; if you refuse up the plant will so, you can't buy US off. STou may l» --the officials ol a city, or even a com mittee appointed to lix the rate, but not a railroad." The price put upon such plants is fictitious, and a rate fixed in con sequence—ridculously high, A water plant costing less than $350,000, was t<> my knowledge sought to be unloaded ..ii a city for over |800,000. When tile people get busy and put in their own public plant, they will Ret a squari deal as evidenced by Pasadena's pro posed rate of 4 cents per kilowatt. M. <;. McCASLIN. AVhittier, June 14, 1910. ASKS CONSIDERATION FOR THOSE WHO SERVE CAPITAL Editor Herald: Under our present economic system, which requires that the ninny must work, while the few pocket the products of the labor of the many, it is very necessary that the men and women wiio are compelled to serve capitalists in order to live, should stand by one another. If we only stop to think, I am sure we will all do this. Just because a tired saleswoman Tails in politeness, don't report her to the boss, who has the power to take the bread out of her mouth and perhaps other mouths who are depending upon her. Let us stop mid remember that we too have to serve capital, in order to stay on this earth. Don't report the telephone girl, just to gratify your temper, and don't report the. motor man or conductor, in order to "get even." There may be helpless people depending upon them. We are all "In the same boat," and should remember thai fact and stand in together. "A Lady" and her kind (with a few exceptions) do not appreciate; our po sition and have no fellow' feeling for us, therefore let us form a brotherhood of our own, until the present system is a thing of the past, when the brother hood will be "lore extended. VERA FIDELIA. Los Angeles, June 11. TO A CHILD Borne time, child, when you are turning gray, As I am now, and little children play Around your chair an you aw playing here, you'll understand and then forgh c the tear Thai fell Ju«t now ii])nn your chubby hand - .S'imo time, child—well, you will under stand! Pome time, child, when you are older grown, Tou'll understand why daddy mused alone In tvvlllKht hours, while you were at your •play— Why. Jealously, he watched each truant ray of sun that camo find searched your nurs ery place To kins jour curls and glorify your face. Some time, child, when little, children bleu Your golden days, my wanton selfishness Will then he plain, and then, child, yog will know Why daddy used to Importune you so To leave your land Of happy fairy lore. For his urlm hand to romp with him once more. Some time, child! "Tin written in to lie, \ child will be ad you are now to me; And time will fly as ever time ha» flown Since tlma began anil time will claim It* own ! You'll reach in vain to take the baby 1! hand— • •TIB only then that you will understand! —j.lin U. -11». in Buffalo News. Comment on California Affairs The king of vegetables, indeed, Is the asparagus, trained by man's kind ly hand to realize to the full Its dell rate possibilities. The white Riant from California, the slenderer preen stalk from Long Island, both are su preme. What benefactor of mankind first experimented with the stalk as an article of food? Did lie discover It by accident, as the scullion In Eliza beth's kitchen picked the discarded potato, white and mealy, from tho ashes, the while his queen sampling Its tasteless top and pronouncing It wanting? No, like roast pig, the as paragus must have revealed Itself to mere mortals In some solemn offering to the gods.—New York Tribune, GRAFTERS NOT PARTISANS David Starr Jordan says there Is no difference between the Republican and Democratic parties except the label. Perhaps he has been studying the I.,orinicr senatorial case.—Chicago Rec ord-Herald. TIP TO MCCARTHY The mayor of San Francisco Is run ning the city from a rot in a hospital, but he can't see the big prize fight unless he rapidly recovers.—Cleveland Plain Dealer. A POINT NOT COVERED The governor of California's denial that he said the coming prize fight is a frnmeup does not amount to proof that the people who part with their good money to see the ucrap may not be suckers.— Plttsburg Dispatch. GIVE 'EM A SHOW A California physician has been ar j rested for having caused the death of his wife through failure to prescribe proper remedies. Are they going to arrange it so that a doctor can't have more than one guess at the thing?— Salt Lake Tribune. WASTED SYMPATHY J. E. Marcell, the Highland banker, who defrauded the Bank of Highlands Of 186,000 and who was pardoned from Odd Tales of the Telegraph The women will abuse John Stull of Fail field. 11l . but the men will admire him. He is a farmer, and his daugh ter's wedding was set for f> o'clock. He was planting corn, and rather than stop this work, so necessary for himself and the nation, the wedding was de layed until too late for that day, and it became necessary to postpone it a day. Are the people tired of hearing of "The City Beautiful?" F*or two years there has boon agitation to make a "City beautiful" of Mont,-lair. N*. J.. and an election yesterday to make one and one-half millions available for that purpose lost by such a big majority the people were stunned. So far a.o known every citizen of the town had been just dying for a chance to pay taxes to be spent in fountains, parks and paint. There is a touch of human nature in a story coming from London. A great Spanish artist had a painting on exhibition In the academy, and because it wasn't hung to suit him he shot it full of holes. •■The American home is doomed to destruction because it la not on a Pau line basis. American business on the contrary ia prospering because it is run on B Btrlctly Paulino program." Such is the conclusion of Alexander Harvey otic of the editors of current Literature, "When [-say the American home has gotten away from a Pauline basis," lip continued, "I mean It has departed from the doctrine laid down by the Apostle Pnul In the fifth chap ter of his Epistle to the Epheslans: •Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands as unto the 1,0 rd." In tills verse is the only foundation of a auccesßful home. American business is conducted on a Pauline basil because wherever you find women employed In offices, shop? or factories they are under the absolute domination of a man Every virile man believes n.« I do !f I could run for the legislature or for congress on an anti-woman Power of the "Newspaper Boys" Ever think of the power of "The Newspaper Boys^ Die Newspaper Boys" are all those writers on news paper* below the editor; the Washing ton correspondents, the correspondents in various important towns, the edi torial writer*, the paragraphers, the reporters, etc. There are thousands of "The Newspaper Boys," and they can make or break any public man. The editor of. a paper cannot control the boys" on his paper, for they "stand In" with the copy reader and with the managing editor. A congressman may have no genius, but if lie is able to gain tile enthusi asm of "the newspaper buys," lie will soon become famous. The service ren dered the congressman by "the news paper boys" does not cost him a cent, for "the newspaper boys" will not ac cept money. Certain of the big cor porations have Invested many thou sands of dollars In efforts to control newspapers, by means of press agents, without getting anything of value In return But the politician who under-. stands tile art of Jollying "the news paper boys" Rets columns and columns iif the very best stuff without the ex penditure of a penny. We can name a hundred wood pulp heroes who are the creatures of "the newspaper boys." And for their no toriety these noted men paid nothing Aviation May Improve Health Scientists are now forthcoming to as sure the public that the birds are least susceptible of any of the memben of the eartli or air denizens, to the ills of the flesh; they are the lea«t susceptible In their natural environment to any kind of sickness, They live a life or vicissitudes l)iit these relate, to the death dealing tempests, the voracity ot snake and reptHe, to the yawning maws that menace Ihem. As tor parasites and disease they scorn »uch, especially the highflyers The point of it all is that tlie scientists are predicting mat the fnauguratlon of the airship age wUI mean added longevity for the ruce. It will be ;i perilous occupation to people the air, even when the successors of the Wrights and the Curtisses of the present day have evolved the be»t typo , hip with the best »afety featureji even when more people are living habit uallY i" their floating liomes than are In the Chinese junks about the harbors Of Chinese treaty ports. The compensation is immense. To no. free from myriads of the ba< illi that come from llltli and bad air. from con- the penitentiary only to again eommlt I crime by defrauding business asso ciates of 110,000, lias been captured in Los Angeles. The promise, mado and tears shed in order to Ret a pardon for Marcell evidently wer€ in a poor causo. —Wichita Eagle. KEEP COOL New Orleans and San Francisco should avoid any hard feelings that will prevent traffic between the twn towns when the canal is opened.— Washington Star. WOULD "STTTMF" BITRBANK Burbank, the wizard of Santa Roaa, has succeeded in combining the poppy and the evening primrose. An inter esting feat. But for a real thing In International floriculture there re mains to wed the poppy, which is the California state flower, to the cherry blossom of Japan.—New York World. HAD THE HABIT . A San Francisco tourist insisted on looking into the crater of Vesuvius, and now the only question Is whether his body shall be brought home or be burled abroad. He probably got the habit of inqulsitivenesa in Yellowstone park.—rittsburg Dißpatch. SAN FRANCISCO'S FOURTH In San Francisco Independence day will be divided into three parts—before the fight, tho fight and after the flght. —Albany Journal. ON THE JOB It is said that the California oil fields are developing to such a great extent that the price of oil will bo re duced. The price of crude oil will drop, hut the Standard will see that the refined product nnd the by-product don't drop to any alarming extent.— Wichita Eagle. THE COMET DID "Can Jeffries como back?" —The comet did. and after seventy-five years ; at that .--Milwaukee! Sentinel. suffrage platform I'd brat the most popular man In the country." The young people are getting their rights these days. A rich Chicago publisher nnmed W. P. Hoyce lately announced that he intended to marry a second wife, and bis son whipped him in the office of a hotel. Cards were out announcing the marriage three or four days In advance, but the, elder Hoyce hurried up and was mar ried that Right and left for Kurope on a wedding trip, probably fearing an other attack from his son. The telegraph pays the parties are riromlnent, and perhaps they are. Mrs. Hilda Shafer of pittsburg. Pa., is sue \uk Mrs. Gladys Haupt for $5000 dam ages because Mrs. Haupt called her a "fat thing." She also charges that the defendant said she stole stockings. Those of you who have great re specl for titled foreigners) may find an opinion from the Due do Montpcnsfer of interest: "A man should not marry until he is pnst 3. r >, and knows the world; a woman should marry \A her teens, and know nothing; of the world." The duo is the young brother of Pur de Orleans, pretender to the throne of France, brother of the queen of Por tugal and cousin to the. king of Spain, who is visiting in Now Tork. The, duke is 2fi, and declares he's not after an American wife. Down In Mississippi an editor was compelled rerentlv to eat a clipping from his paper, the same containing certain uncomplimentary references to a man who stood hard by with a gun. Elmer Mansfield of Hoboken, N. J., gave $2000 to his wife to keep In a snfe place and she put it in a pillow. The next morning she shook the pillow out of the window, being a good house k. ' per, and the hills went flying In every direction, and not one was re covered. Still, she is a good house keeper. Some women never shake their pillows. (Atchlson (Kan.) Globe.) whatever. Advertisers are charged very stiff rates, but the clever notor iety seekers get the very best space in the papers without paying anything. Editors know this, and object to It, but they are powerless. Editors do not control their newspapers as ab solutely as Is imagined. It can't be dime. Besides, the editor Is rarely the cleverest man on a paper. Every time. an editor looks over his paper he screams because some of "the boys" have violated his policies. But he 1h powerless; the offender Is too good a man to discharge. Some men have no ability In han dling "the newspaper boys." President. Taft is a conspicuous example. Taft had a lot of free advertising when he had Theodore Roosevelt rs his press agent, for the reason that Theodoro can attract more enthusiasm from "the newspaper hoys" than any other man on earth; but now that Theodoro has deserted Taft, Taft is a pitiful ex ample of a noted man without the BUpport of "the newspaper boys." A in'in who cannot handle "the news paper boys" should not engage in pol ities, for "the newspaper boys" are in control ir. every prominent publication In this country. And they are never neutral, and whether they condemn or applaud, they work without reward; they can't he bought. (Baltimore American) gested living, from lack of free move ment and varied surroundings, from tin- parsimony of modern domiciles In regard to light and ventilation. A gen eration of air dwellers will be hardier by far than the cliff duellers of an earlier time. They will have ozone on tap; they will imbibe It at every pore. By that time much of the function of provender and housing will be wrought out ho scientifically that the children will recite their lessons above tho clouds, the cooks will prepare scientific meals without fuel with cloud banks beneath them and swallows will con gregate at the kitchen doom to receive the tit-bits much as do tho barnyard fowls under existing conditions. The airship will offset the ago of tho reversion of the race to underground dwelling. So overpopulated is becom ing the surface of the globe that the period of burrowing under the ground has been hailed by dreamers. Hut aw it is the time of shopping in subway streets may be permanently Bet back by taking the surplus population out Into the broad suburbs of tho spacious firmament.